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Friday, November 27, 1953
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The Evening Citizen lllth Year, Number 127 Telephone 2-2441 OTTAWA. CANADA. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 27. 1953 .Siniie Copy: 5 Cent 5 Pa tr CS Pax Schedules - M Another 20,000 Share Increase Pay boosts for another 20,000 of Canada's civil servants were included in a second schedule of salary revisions approved by Treasury Board as recommended released by the Civil Service Commission today. Of these, about 4,000 are in Ottawa. These in- j creases, as those announced a week ago, will become I effective Dec. 1. Over a half of the total classes in the Civil I Service have now been covered in the two schedules issued so far. The first covered some 600 classes. (List Of Salary Revisions On Page 16) Not more than 10 percent of classified civil servants remain to be dealt with in the current revision. Many of the remaining classes have only one occupant. Most of these, the Commission said today, will be dealt with in the next two weeks or less. Additional salary tables not available for publication in today's editions will appear in The Evening Citizen tomorrow. Kremlin Now Favors Big 4 Talks Britain Welcomes Red Proposals; U.S. Critical 'Bom ber 'Rooters Roll Into Toronto In Hunt For Miss Grey Cup Title Pert Sylvia Svainson. Miss Winnipeg Blue Bomber, is one of 11 beauties who will compete in the hunt for Miss Grey Cup title. She will be trying to keep the title in Winnipeg, for last year's winner, Pat Hunter, also came from the Windy City. The contest will be held tonight at the Grey Cup ball in Toronto on the eve of the gridiron classic. Meet Federal Cabinet Financial State Worries Mayors By The Canadian Press A delegation of Canadian mayors, concerned over a worsening of municipal finances, today appealed to the federal government to eliminate the 10-percent sales tax on municipal equipment and supplies. In a meeting with Prime Minister St. Laurent and his cabinet, the delegation, representing the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities, urged also 1. Payment of federal grants on all federal property in municipalities, eliminating the four percent assessment qualification. 2. Calling of a federal-provincial conference, to include municipality representation, to clarify the national role of Canada's cities and towns and to find ways of providing them with the needed revenues to carry out their duties. The mayors, carrying to the cabinet resolutions adopted at their recent annual meeting, proposed also that the government institute a "comprehensive" national health plan without delay; increase Its contribution to the cost of civil defence; make mortgage repayments easier; and help pay for education costs through agreement with provinces. But the mayors were primarily concerned with finances and ways of easing the local cost load. Situation "Serious" The delegation, headed by federation president J. O. Asselin of Montreal, said the municipal financial position Is "serious". There was no Immediate crisis, hut the "situation is bound to worsen and reach a crisis stage " Even a slight recession could have "adverse effects" on the municipalities. It realised that the federal government cannot make direct contributions to ease the municipal financial load, hut could make "Indlrrrt and substantial contributions" through modification of federal tax and financial policies. The delegation argued In a hucf that the ln-prr nit miles tax on municipal purrhasei la 1 "tax on government spending " It could serve only to "further restrict the limited revenue re sources of Canadian municipalities." Eliminating payment on municipal purchases would .cause the federal government no serious revenue loss, but it would b of great help to the distressed cities and towns. The federal government now makes grants in lieu of taxes on frderal property combined. This represented a "serious" revenue loss to municipalities. "In justice and equity, the cost of providing municipal services to federal orown property should he a charge against the taxpayers of the nation rather than those of the community In uhirh federal crown property happens to be located." List Of Delegates Members of the delegation include: Alberta Mayor William Ilaw-rclak. Edmonton; Mayor Donald Mackay. Calgary; Mayor A. W. Shackleford. Lethhrldge: and Commissioner D. B. Mcnlcs, Edmonton. Manitoba Alderman C. E. Sim-onite, Winnipeg Ontario Mayor L. D. Jackson, Hamilton: Mayor A. D. Norris, Mlmlco. Con. Dan McCann. Ottawa: F. C Hamilton, executive assistant to the mayor of Toronto; J. R. Jones. Board of Control secretary, Hamilton. Quebec J. O. Asielln. federation president. Montreal; Mayor P. li. Bolvln. Grandby: Mayor Fran-coll Hoy, Shawlnlgan Falls: Mayor Edward Wilson, Verdun: O. 8. Mooncy, Montreal. New Brunswick Mayor H. 8 Wright. Frederlcton Mayor E W Patterson. Saint John Nova Scotia Mayor R A. Donahue, Halifax: Mayor A J Mason, Sprlnghlll Prince Edward Island -Mayor J Daid Stewart. (Iiartottrtow n Newfoundland-Mayor H G R Mews. 8t John's. Noisy Station Throng Football Talk All Over Town TORONTO (CP) Two Blue Bomber special trains rolled into union station today and turned loose hordes of blue-and-gold bedecked supporters. Operating on the platoon system, the Winnipeg fans parfffiecl through the station in two huge groups, their trains arriving from the Manitoba capital 20 minutes apart. They were met in the lower concourse by about 250 Toron-tonians some there to shout a welcome, some out of pure curiosity and others lormer Win-nipeggers. The fans arrived less than 30 hours before the Blue Bombers face Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the colorful Grey Cup football spectacle, the annual west-east meeting that draws thousands more "Ideal Weather" TORONTO (CP) Ideal weather for tomorrow's Grey Cup classic that's the prediction of Fred Turnbull, Ontario's chief weather forecaster. This is what the weatherman predicts for the afternoon clash between Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats: "Partly cloudy, afternoon temperature near 40, no rain or snow, light winds." Storm Curving Eastward The weather forecaster said that a prairie storm turned up on schedule this morning just south of Chicago. As anticipated, it is curving eastward but will maintain a course well south of the Great Lakes, bringing southwestern Ontario no more than a few light snowflurries today. With the storm center well to the east, Saturday morning should dawn cloudy and cool. And by afternoon, Turnbull added, "the' sun should break through to provide ideal weather setting for the national football classic." , For the benefit of readers of The Evening Citizen who may be watching tomorrow's Grey Cup final on television, the names and numbers of Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats are carried today on page 31. With the numbers at hand, it will be easier to identify the players while following the game on TV. into the city than can possibly be shoe - homed into Varsity Stadium. It was a cold, grey morning and half an hour after the trains arrived a few flakes of snow began falling. Colors Everywhere Bomber colors were everywhere. It seemed that every man, woman and child who stepped from the trains wore blue and gold ribbons or wore signs, letting everybody know where they ware from and what they expected to happen tomorrow afternoon. Some wore blue-and-gold beanies. Two or three hardy souls, getting a running start on the celebrations, wore straw hats. Here and there were wide-brimmed cowboy head gear. The signs and buttons read: "The Indian Sign is on Hamilton:" "Take off your hat to the Bombers;" "Ask us about our Blue Bombers." One leather-lunged Winnipeg supporter, bawled out "Boo Hamilton," and the Toronto welcomers let out a roar of laughter. Out of the arriving crowd emerged two Bomber supporters in comic dress, carrying a huge blanket. They spread it out, supplied their own smoke in puffs and sent out smoke signals. Girls' Pipe Rand The St Andrew's Girls' Pipe Band of Toronto was on hand to welcome the westerners. The band, also operating in platoons, moved across the si reel to the Royal York Hotel and paraded about the lobby, heading a lengthening and applauding line of Winnipeg-gers. The smoke-signalling specialists, showing signs of fatigue, spread out their blanket on the lobby floor and flopped on It. gamely but feebly still waving Winnipeg pennants. As for all Grey Cup arrivals, the hotel had removed every stick of furniture from the lobby to provide more room for the milling crowds. There were greetings of friends and relatives, and football talk was everywhere. Other trains were crowded, the usual quotas Increased by ticket-holders from out of town and those who still cling to a hope they can get ticket. All trains leaving Montreal last night operated In two sections and there were Montreal Alouetlcs officials and fans aboard. Today's Chuckle Pent "WaII I. Ihm thonrv clear to you now?" Student: "Yeah, just a though It had been translated Into Hindustani by Gertrude Stein and read to me by a tobacco auc tioneer." $1,600,000 Left By Ottawa Lady An estate valued at $1,600,000, one of the largest to come before County Surrogate Court here in some time, is disposed of under the will of the late Mrs. Ethe! Wood Thomas who died last October 9. The will was filed for probate at the courthouse this morning by the legal firm of Burritt, Burritt, and Barber solicitors for the estate. Mrs. Thomas, wid.ow of Herbert I. Thomas, has left the bulk of her estate to a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends in both Canada and the United States. A resident of the Capita! since 1920, she was prominent in social circles here and for many years was active in various women's organizations. She also devoted much of her time to travel abroad. She was a native of Hartford. Conn., and was a daughter of the late Major and Mrs. William Wood of that city. Laniel Wins By 33 Votes PARIS, (CP) Premier Joseph I.aniel won a vote of confidence by a margin of 33 votes in the French National Assembly today. In the face of Laniel's threat to resign unless hss European defence policy was upheld, the assembly backed him 25 7to 242 and cleared the way for the premier and foreign minister Georges Ridault to represent F rance at the Hip Three Bwmuda Conference next week. The vote came at the end of a tnisiiin-rharged day n the National Assembly's debate on French foreign policy. The vote reflected reluctance to throw Laniel out of office on the eve of the Bermuda conference and just after Russia had offered to meet the Western Big Three to discuss world tensions Long Terms For Holdup Stiff jail terms were handed nut In Hull Court today to the two men who last week stuck up an Ottawa cabbie with a can-opener-cr, "took him for a ride " to the Chelsea Road, and robbed him of $7. Roland I'rovost. no fixed address drew three years, and James Johnson, of Halifax was sentenced to two years. Both pleaded guilty to armed robbery Judge Roland Millar said that cab drivers, who are frequently asked to drive to dark and lonely pots and consequently fall easy prey to surh stunts, must be protected Under rover ol darknew. it had been easy lo convince the imer Lawrence Fniihert lhal the can opener prodded In hit back wa a gun "We will not tolerate such of-fences," the judge said. "I Intend to be severe In any future cases of this type that come before me" Her Ottawa residence was at 253 Augusta Street. After several large bequests are disposed of, the residue of the estate goes to three nieces residing in the United States. They are Henrietta A. Scott and Marjorie F. Hazen, of Hartford, Conn, (who receive in addition outright cash bequests of $100.-000 each), and Alice S Buckingham, of Berkeley. Calif. $60,000 For Ottawan A bequest of $100,000 is to be shared by Daniel R. Howe and William E. W. Howe, nephews, while another nephew, John Y. Rowe, of Ottawa, is to receive $60,000. The sum of $43,000 goes to another nephew, Herbert Howe, who resides in England. A Hartford charitable organization, Howood House, Inc., has also been left $100,000 under the terms of the will. Included in the inventory of the estate arc the following items: household goods and furnishings, $14,000: money secured by mortgages, $30,000; stocks, $853,000: securities, $560,000: cash, $99,000; and real estate. $42,000. Executors and trustees are Alex. F. Burritt. John Y. Rowe, and the Toronto General Trusts Corporation. Russian Stand Same Seen Hurting Europe Unity WASHINGTON (AP) The United States today branded Russia's latest note on a Big Four meeting as an obvious effort to slow progress on the 8evelop-ment of "greater European unity and strength." Official Statement A statement released at the state department also described the note as "a tactical retreat" by Russia in the sense that it is an effort "to gloss over the uncompromising nature of Soviet policy" toward the west. The real substance of the Soviet rnote shows that Russia has not in any sense changed its basic portions on world issues and from this standpoint, therefore, "the note is disappointing," the department said. The statement forecast that the Russian message, which was delivered only last night and called for a four-power foreign ministers meeting at Berlin, would be discussed at the Bermuda Conference beginning in a week. Evidence that the note was a thrust at European unity and strength, the State Department said, was found in the fact it was timed to coincide with the foreign policy debate in the French Parliament on the European Defence Community which would mean West German rearmament. The statement called that "one oi the most significant and obvious aspects" of the note and added that it "would appear therefore, to represent another Soviet effort to impede progress on EDC ratification and other steps toward greater European unity and strength." A digest of the note Russia sent Thursday night to the United States, Britain and France became available this morning in Paris. It indicated that if a Big Four meeting of foreign ministers is held, the Russians would immediately press for a broader, iol-low-up meeting including Communist China. Informed observers here said the result might be that instead of further postponing a four-power meeting by dispatching repealed notes on the Chinese question, the Russians conceivably might allow the meeting to assemble, and then stall discussion of European problems while the Chinese issue is worked over again. In any case, the Russian note was under intensive study today by State Secretary Dulles and his principal policy advisers to determine whether it is a serious step toward casing world tensions or a clever stan ai me unny ot ine West. A's New Manager Les Bell, former major league player with the St. Louis Cardinals, who has been appointed field manager of the Ottawa Athletics club, succeeding Frank Skaif. Bell managed Savannah in the Sally League last year. He is expected to arrive in Ottawa early next month. Restore Service Rudolph's Incle Makes Him Cry See Page 2. Scattered Snowflurries MONTREAL - The Dominion Public Weather Office report: Synopsis Colder air is still moving into the Eastern Ontario and Quebec regions from the northwest With this air mass there Is considerable cloudiness and scattered fnowflurrles. Day and night time temperatures should be near their normal values for this time ol year. Ottawa Region Cloudy with sunny periods today and F'riday: a few scattered miowflurries; temperatures unchanged: winds light Low tonight and high Saturday at Ottawa. 28 and 35 Summary For Saturday Mainly cloudy; temperatures about the same n In Your Citizen Today Ottawa Neighborhood Services Observe 21 at Birthday (page J Uplands Radar I nit Revnve Coronation Medals 'Pasr 3 Unique Printing Shop Operates Under Chateau' Eaves (Page V. Paymasler-Cnnwdidsird Mine ( lotne Down Nest Month 'Page n. Tommy Shield Pick Hamilton To Win Orey Cup 'Page ID. Senators Bow To Saint On Sherbrookt Ice. M (Page . Minimum and u-.itmum Irm-prr.nnf for the 14 hour period rnrtin 7 so mi. mnrnint Ottawa Victoria Jaaper ....A...... Kdmnntnn .......... ( aliarv i ii i ,1 Kaikatoon .......... Rsin . . .......... Winnipeg ........... MS rllver North Bay winrtKor ....... London ............. Tstwne Moatrtal ... Qaahee .... hint JeJta - toana . - , Ckasam ..... fSw Vet attsmi ... 3 40 44 II 40 21 41 ii a i n M 20 14 IS M U s s M 41 17 44 II 41 at M a io IS 40 4 Tl CHUM the ndint n.;.nv. mimidiM 1 r-rr.n- Features Inside Amurfnenl Aitrolojy Column 4.1 IS Brtdaa 44 Hov SfiuU Arttvltlea . 14 Child Behavior 41 Children' Corner 41 ( iiurrhltr Mrnnir 1 Poiain prlrr cra alo unrhanfwl. Cetaiet ., 41, 47 Tro Town . ........... .... 1 Crossword Puiila 44 Kditoriah as KlnnnrUI New II (llrl Oulde Column Home Peie l.nnklnf II.. k- rd Mirror Of Your Mind Once over UiMly dln Pmsrem snal Man Social Nea MM Sport Mawi .......... Slrtrtly Personal Tangle rml- Vellee Town Warn Ads 41 M 9 47 44 MM J Run Rockcliffe Buses Monday Bus service to Rockcliffe will be restored on Monday, Ottawa Transportation Commission General Manager D. M. Gill said today. There has been no bus transportation to the village since November 14. The OTC also announced a completely new line for River-view Park and changes in the center-town section of the Tem- pleton bus line. Rockc';ffe Schedule Starting I jnday buses will operate to Kockcliffe from 7.30 to nine o clock each morning and from four to seven o'clock in the afternoon. This is a return to the first schedule put into effect on Oct. 31 last. At that time is operated only for about a week. It was replaced by an all-day schedule but was dropped completely, on Nov. 14, bv the OTC because of financial losses. The cessation of the service resulted In a series of indignation meetings at Rockcliffe, and at one time brought a threat of a civil suit against the OTC. The new Rivervrew Park line, the OTC said, will run between terminals at Bank and Grove Streets and the Pretoria Avenue Bridge. Service begins Monday. The buses will run from Bank and Grove along Bank to Alta Vista Drive, thence along the Russell Road, over Hurdman's-Bridge, along Hurdman and Mann Avenues to Nicholas, up Greenfield to Havelock, then to Main, Hiwthorne and Pretoria Bridge. Hourly Service The new service will be hourly except in peak hours (7.45 to P a.m., and 4 lo fi.45 pm ,) when half hour service will be given. Two "feeder" buses will contipuc to run directly from Rivendew I'ark to Ottawa at 7.10 and 7 30 a.m. Service stops at 11 15 p.m. OTC officials said repairs to Greenfield Avenue, recently completed, made the new rout" possible. They said it will provide service for the ' forgotten aieas" of Lees Avenue and Robinson Street. The center-town changes in the Templcton bus route have been placed before the city traffic committee. The OTC proposes bringing their westbound busses over the Mackenzie King Bridge up Elgin to the War Memorial, then down Ridcau to Waller Street. They feel the establishing of three stops on Rideau Street would add to passenger convenience. China Out Of Parley Fresh Turn In Cold Wat- Keep Check On Ransom Money Here Police here today were on the lookout for missing ransom money In the Bobby Oreenlease kidnapping rase Some $300,000 of the ransome money In 110 and $20 hills ha been misting since the arrest of Carl Austin Ball and Mr Bonnie I'.rown Heady for the kidnap-murder n( young Greenleaat. The FBI has now despatched a 41-page list of the serial numbers nt the missing bills to police here Detective-Inspector J. Ab Cavan called on local hotels and other establishments dealing with tour-lit to chock wtlh police In the event of airy suspicion as to hills being paed or the persons pawing them By Stanley Priddle LONDON (Reuters) Britain today welcomed Russia's surprise agreement to a Big Four foreign ministers' conference and expressed hope that the West will send a reply to Moscow "without undue delay." Conditions Dropped "If and when such a conference does assemble, we shall do our best to make positive progress on the formidable and difficult problems which would have to be discussed." a foreign office spokesman said. Capitals of West Europe are convinced that Russia's new move in the cold war will likely bring about the first Big Four foreign ministers' meeting since 1949. The vital point of the Russian note handed over in Moscow Thursday night to the American, British and French ambassadors is seen as the abandonment of conditions for such a meeting. The Russian note accepted the Western invitation to a foreign ministers' session on Germany. Berlin is the place the Russians propose for the meeting. Western diplomatic sources consider Russia's abandonment of pre-conditions for the meeting as a startling diplomatic victory for the West. But most observers, while regarding the meeting as likely, are not optimistic about its likely results. They believe the time has came for another stock-taking in Europe that will show beyond all doubt whether the post-Stalin regime in Moscow has anything new to offer to assure a lasting peace between East and West. West's Policy Faltering They are agreed that until that has been done, the West's already-faltering European policy will continue to drag. The current foreign affairs debate in Paris has shown that there is little hope of obtaining a much-needed impetus to the Allies' plans for building up their defences. The Russian note, though it attacked the European army plan, did not imply that the whole plan vould have to be dropped before the foreign ministers could come together. The new note indicated, informed sources say, that Russia would wait tor a Big Four meeting before pressing for a follow-up meeting including Red China. Canada Kept Informed By Frank Swanson Cltlien Parliamentary Writer Canadian officials today ex pressed keen Interest in Mos cow s announcement Russia 1 prepared to meet Britain, the United States and France in a four-power conference on Germany. There was no official comment but It was agreed that If Russia accepts the idea of a four-power meeting, it will definitely be a major victory for the western nations. External affairs officials cau tioned against the too-ready ac ceptance of the bare statement that Russia would be willing to participate In a round table meeting with the other major powers Step Toward Plce? They said that until details are known. It would not he possible to say whether such a four-power meeting could be a big lep toward peace and harmony among the big power. Canada would not be rep resented at any such meeting. they said, hut would be Intimate ly concerned and would be kept posted through both Britain and the United State. Generally speaking, there wai feeling of cautious optimism here about the proposal, coupled with surprise at the development which had not been lorrcen at all The Russian stand was seen as the more surprising In view of the ttatement recently In Ottawa by President Elsenhower when he referred to the deterioration of relations between the western nstlont and the Soviet and spoke of the ' arrogant" tone of the RuMlan note concerning the future of Germany and Aiutrl.

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