The Month That Was – March 1947

Miniature Horses Discovered in Kent
March 1, 1947

A colleague of mine writes a reporter in the Overseas Mail, show bound on the Kent-Sussex border, suspected eye trouble or something worse- when he came upon a field full of not one of them three feet high.

He found that they belonged to white-haired Lady Estella Hope, of Bodiam, who has been breeding a small variety of Shetland for 30 years.

 

Sold Their Baby for $40, Charge
March 6, 1947

Detroit, March 6 – (CP) – A man and wife accused of selling their infant son for $40 and a woman charged with buying the child pleaded not guilty when arraigned yesterday on charges of violating the Michigan adoption laws. They are Mr. and Mrs. Roman Adkins and Dorothy McCullough, each released on $300 bail. Trial was set for March 12.

 

Hospitals Get Aid in Budget
March 11, 1947

To assist in construction and additions to present hospitals, a capital grant not exceeding $1000 a bed in both public and private wards, will be made for additional or new construction of public hospitals, Provincial Treasurer Frost announced today in his Ontario Legislative budget speech.

 

Fear Heavy Snow May Cause Flood
March 11, 1947

With snowfall in Saskatchewan this winter more than three times normal to date, thousands of small irrigation dams built under Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration are expected to receive severe tests with the spring run-off.

 

G.M – U.A.W Aim Contract War-Sights
March 13, 1947

General Motors Corporation and the United Automobile worker union (C.I.O) which just a year ago ended the most prolonged and costly strike in automobile history, are girding up for another contract battle. This one, however, will be fought wholly over the conference table and not on the picket lines.

The U.A.W-C.I.O., which has begun negotiations with Chrysler Corporation under a twice-extended contract, also plans to re-open contract talks with Ford as well as General Motors.

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