Canada: ONTARIO: Number's Up

For six wartime years many a good Canadian had been breaking the Federal gambling laws—in church halls, social clubs, athletic arenas, countless office buildings. Prosecuting authorities had always looked the other way: the gambling had been in "a good cause." The millions of dollars painlessly extracted in Dominion-wide lotteries, raffles and bingo games had bought milk, food, clothing, and even planes for beleaguered Britain.

But last week the party was over. Fearful that this "innocent" gambling might, fall into racketeering hands, Ontario's Attorney General Leslie Blackwell cracked down, said that he would...