September 22: Machray pleads guilty; Aikins is LG; Inkster's boulevard.

September 22, 1932 - Lawyer John Machray pleads guilty on the first day of his embezzlement trial.

Machray was one of Manitoba’s most prominent citizens. He was a senior partner in the law firm Machray and Sharpe, chair of the U of M Board of Governors, bursar of the U of M, and Chancellor of St. John’s College. He handled the trust funds for a number of wealthy clients and institutions such as the University of Manitoba and the Anglican Church.  

In a series of bad investment deals uncovered after the stock market crash of 1929, he is believed to have lost over $800,000 of the U of M's money, leaving it broke, and $1 million from the church, (about $30 million in today's dollars.)

There was no money to be recovered and Machray was sentenced the following day to seven years in Stony Mountain. He died of cancer the following year.

For more on the Machray Scandal see: Manitoba Historical Society essay and this Manitoban article.

September 22, 1987
- The Pembina Trail Library opens on Pembina Highway.

September 22, 1945 - The University Women's Club of Winnipeg kick off their 1945 speaking season with English author and lecturer Hilda Beal who was on a six week visit to North American visit.

September 22, 1882 – Former federal cabinet minister James Cox Aikins becomes the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, serving for four years.

September 22, 1913 - City council passes a bylaw to name Inkster Boulevard after Colin Inkster. (For more on Inkster and the street.)

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