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STATION RESIDENT ASSAULTED AND ROBBED.
M. Hoffer, Optometrist, Victim, Rushed to Hospital in Dazed State.
Just around that time, Mr. Gerald Connors, well-known manager of the New Deal Bus Service, was about to make a trip to Town, when a small boy rushed to him, telling him that a man was lying dead in a shop nearby, with a cut in his head. Gerald dashed to the scene, and found Mr. Hoffer------not dead-----but in a serious condition, with a bad gash in his head, and lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Gerald, fearing for the life of the unfortunate victim, got him into his car and rushed him to Hospital immediately. By that time, Mr. Hoffer was coming around, and though still pretty dazed from his gruelling experience, it was found he was not so seriously hurt as at first was feared.
Mr. Hoffer, unfortunately was able to give little information about the dastardly deed; it appears that after tea, a boy called at his residence (he boards at the Station Hotel) and told him a man, wearing glasses, required his attention down at his shop on the Station Main Street. Mr. Hoffer, got ready, went down to his place of business outside which the unknown man was waiting, unlocked his door and ------- that is all he remembers, until rescued in his above-mentioned sorry plight. On investigation he found he had been robbed of forty dollars or so, which he had been carrying on his person.
The Police, of course, were duly notified. They at once thoroughly investigated every possible clue, and it is learned they have a pretty shrewd idea as to who the assailant is. They are following close on his tracks and an arrest is expected shortly. It might be added that last evening was an early closing time at the Station, when the stores closed at 6 p.m., thus leaving the Main Street unusually and comparatively dark and free of shoppers and business people. A likely time for an act such as this perpetrated on an innocent man.
EXPLOITS VALLEY N.T.A. HOLD MEETING.
The Exploits Valley branch of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association held a very interesting meeting in the Lower School of the Grand Falls Academy, on Monday afternoon, March 29th. About twenty members were present, two or three being from outside Grand Falls. Miss Hudson, a Teacher from Glovertown, who is visiting Miss Moore, one of the Grand Falls Station Teachers, was a guest.
Mr. Ripley, the Principal of the Grand Falls Academy, gave a most interesting and instructive address on the "Psycology of the Failing Child." This address was the highlight of the afternoon's meeting and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the teachers present.
K. OF C. RESUME SOCIALS
The K. of C. Social Club resumed their series of Fortnightly Socials on Tuesday night, when one of the largest crowds yet to attend a social turned up. The social started off with the usual program of cards, dancing and refreshments. The lucky winners at the card game being:
WITNESSES GO TO ST. JOHN'S.
In connection with the trial of the two young men, Lane and Bishop, who were arrested some time ago for a series of burglaries committed here, the following have been called to St. John's as witnesses: Constable Pittman, J. W. Mitchell, Miss Susie Pike, W.C.A. Mitchell, W. J. Cochrane, Allan Noel, Rev. E. M. Bishop, E. I. Bishop, Harold Downton, Jonathan Ralph, Patk. Cochrane.
SCHEDULE SLIGHTLY ALTERED
For the Coronation Celebrations, the Railway will operate two special trains from points West to St. John's. One to leave Curling at 6:30 a.m. instead of Corner Brook, as previously advertised; and the other to leave Grand Falls at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 10th. These specials will consist of Day Coaches, Dining Cars and Baggage Cars, and judging from the popularity of the "cent-a-mile" excursions on former occasions, this (sorry folks this is where it ended and I've checked the next couple of pages and it didn't continue on any of them and it didn't say anything about being cont' further on in the paper.)
BOTWOOD AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY FLOURISHING
Big Things Planned For Coming Season
The Botwood Agricultural Society, which was inaugurated in June, 1936, under the Supervision, of the Department of Rural Reconstruction, held its last quarterly meeting in the United Church School Hall, Botwood, on Friday evening, March 19th, of this year. The meeting was very well attended and much enthusiasm was shown. The list of Office holders is as follows:
The Society, under the able direction of the above named Officers, had a very successful season last year, and did a great deal of good for its members and for Botwood.
At the March Meeting, it was decided to import good seed as required; and thoroughbred chicken would be also imported for those people who wished to have them. This decision was a particularly wise and far ------- seeing one, for good seed and good birds are the first essentials in successful farming and poultry raising.
It is an exceedingly gratifying fact that the funds of the Society have increased 400% since last year. This staggering figure is proof positive that the Society is indeed in a decidedly healthy state, financially, and promises well for a successful season in 1937.
It is further decided that the Society's funds will be used exclusively for the betterment of the members. So friends, join up.
G.W.V.A. HOLD DELIGHTFUL RE-UNION
On Easter Monday night at the K. of C. Hall, the Grand Falls Branch of the G.W.V.A. held their annual re-union. The Vets always look forward to this annual event and this year's, voted the best ever, was one more instance of their ability to put on a good time for themselves and their lady friends.
The evening opened with a card game, resulting in the following lucky winners.
After cards, refreshments were served and dancing taken up until a late hour, bringing to a close an extremely enjoyable evening.
Tuesday night, over two hundred people from Bishop's Falls and Botwood arrived here on the Nickel train to attend the pictures.
EASTER SATURDAY WAS BIG DAY IN SHOPS.
Last Saturday was an unusually busy day in the Grand Falls shops, particularly in the Candy and Meat Market sections. By early afternoon there was a complete sell-out of Easter Eggs; and the shipments of Easter Poultry which were opened that morning had disappeared by 4 o'clock like a lump of ice in hot sun. Certainly the thriving trade done by the shops during the Easter season (though the Feast was a little early in the year for Easter bonnets) proves that Grand Falls has lots of money in circulation, and is most decidedly a prosperous town------a vivid contrast, we might add, to the towns and villages on the coast of Newfoundland. Truly is Grand Falls blest with the good things of this world and mightly thankful we should be!
REBEKAH'S HOLD CARD PARTY
The Rebekahs Lodge, Esperance, held a successful card party on Tuesday night at the Jubilee Hall, Beaumont Avenue. The following were the prize winners:
TRAPPER DOES GOOD JOB CAPTURING CARIBOU
Mr. Larry Paul, well-known trapper and woodsman, who was employed by the Government early in the year to take 12 Caribou alive to be exchanged with the Canadian Government, was highly successful in his undertaking. In a letter to a friend here, it was learned that he is at present in the vicinity of Rodie Lake (about 70 miles from Grand Falls) gradually making his way here. He expects to deliver the Caribou about the last of April.
The taking and holding of 12 Cariblu alive is no easy task, and Mr. Paul is to be congratulated on his successful accomplishment.
HIGHROADS OF NEWFOUNDLAND
The subject that is causing much conjecture and many discussions at the present time in the country------and arousing a great deal of unfavorable comment, if we may judge by the City Dailies-----is the Highroads of the country, especially that one that is to go through the island, from St. John's to Port-aux-Basques. This cross-country highway, whose possibility has been discussed, and to which we have all looked forward hopefully, if a little incredulously for a great many years, was begun last year under the Commission of Governement. Work was started at several sections along the line, and continued until late Fall, when weather conditions effectually ended all road-building for the 1936; and it not a great deal of progress was made towards the ultimate goal, the scheme did at least provide a few months work for men who would otherwise have been "on Dole," living off their families (if they had any), or what little they themselves were fortunate to possess.
With the advent of Spring, the influx of new motor cars of every conceivable colour and make, and the presence in town of their enterprising dealers and agents, we cannot but wonder when the good work is going to recommence----for the presence of so much valuable machinery, housed so carefully, banishes any half-formed suspicion that we might entertain that the road might not go through after all, or that, for any reason, work on the road might be delayed. Such a vast amount of money as was spent last year on road-building machinery of every description will certainly never be allowed to go to waste. Se we trustingly await the opening of the new season.
This long dreamed-of Highway will undeniably be a wonderful thing for Newfoundland, opening up, as it will, all these rich, fertile regions that at present are so inaccessible, and joining up the towns of the interior that cannot but suffer because of their isolation. And though this road will cost a mint of money, yet it cannot be doubted that the material benefits that will accrue from it will far out-weigh any expenditure its building will call for.
And so we look forward to a long summer of activity, and see in the distance a long white road that stretches from Port-aux-Basque to St. John's, with thriving towns along its route, and prosperous farms and cattle ranches within easy reach.
TENDERED SURPRISE PARTY
On Thursday night, the members of the Guards Athletic Teams called at the home of Ken Goodyear to offer their congratulations, and present him with a small token of their esteem.
The following is a text of the informal address, after which a Wilkinson Razor suitably engraved was presented to him.
It is one thing to be just a manager, but another to be a tolerant, judicious and benevolent one; these characteristics have been most marked, and so to-night in some small measure, we want to show our appreciation of them.
We therefore unstintingly offer you our hearty congratulations on the wonderful victories achieved by the Guards, and in particular for your own individual efforts, which have always been an incentive for us to play the game and give the best we have, and as an expression of our appreciation in tendering you these congratulations, we would like you to accept this small gift, not for its intrinsic worth, but for the good wishes that go with it, and may success always follow your efforts in; your capacity as Manager of this Association.
In replying, Ken Thanked the boys, and stated that this was an unexpected surprise, and went on to say that whatever he had done was fully repaid by the knowledge that each and every member of the Teams gave his best, and played open and above board; he urged the boys to continue "to play the game" in this manner, and felt sure that with the same team spirit our 1937-38 record would be even better than this past year's.
Songs were rendered during the evening by Ern Dackers, Gus Harvey, Curley Dawe and the quartet, which ranged from operatic arias to hillbilly songs. The boys would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Goodyear for her very nice supper.
STAINED GLASS MEMORIAL WINDOW.
During the week there has been placed in the south wall of the Sanctrary of Holy Trinity Church a stained glass window. The window depicts the Angel by the empty Tomb, pointing upwards and the window bears the words "He is risen." It was made in the studio of the Robert McCausland Company of Toronto, and has been given by Mrs. C. H. Hayward in memory of her husband. The unveiling and dedication will take place at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. The late Mr. Hayward was for many years an official of this church and in the early days of Grand Falls, when in good health laboured unceasingly for its establishment. He always supported it well by his personal interest, labours, and money. It is very pleasing and fitting to have this memorial of him in a permanent form. This is the second memorial window in the Church, the first having been placed there some years ago in memory of the Right Reverend Llewellyn Jones, a former Bishop of Newfoundland.
Miss Veronica Dunn, R.C. teacher at Norris' Arm, is at present spending a short holiday with Mr. and Mrs. B. Anstey, Junction Road.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CORONATION FUND
Subscriptions will be acknowledged from time to time in this paper.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
GRAND FALLS PROGRESS IN 10 YEARS.
(Editor, Grand Falls Advertiser)
Well Known Garage Co. To Open Local Branch
Motorists in and around Grand Falls District will be grateful to learn that the reliable and well-known firm, the Corner Brook Garage Co., will open a local branch at Grand Falls on or about May 1st. An announcement appearing elsewhere in this paper informs us that the Company have taken over the Grand Falls Garage, formerly operated by Mr. Walter Voss, and while it will be operated by the new Company, Mr. Voss will still be in charge of repairs, etc. Mr. Voss has created a reputation for high grade work, and the fact that the Company are placing him in charge of their repair department means that motorists will still have the advantage of his long and varied experience.
In the meantime, alterations are being made to the building which is being enlarged and fitted with modern equipment, the better to serve the Company's large list of customers.
Being Ford distributors for this district, the new branch will carry a full line of replacement parts for Ford cars and trucks, as well as for cars of other makes, also Gas, Oils, Tires, Tubes and Batteries.
Included in the program of the Company, is the handling of the famous General Electric line of Electric household and other appliances.
The Garage will, as formerly, be known as the Grand Falls' Garage, and will be under the management of Mr. Sam Wells, already well-known in this district.
Mr. Neil Bishop, of the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia, St. John's, is at present spending a holiday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bishop, Botwood Road.
Miss Goobie, of St. John's is also visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Bishop.
Mrs. H. Shallow, who was spending a few months with her parents at Gambo, returned by Tuesday's express.
Mr. F. Gordon Bradley, D.M., will leave next week for St. John's, where he will attend the Annual Magistrates' Convention.
Miss Gwen Baird, of the Grand Falls Academy staff, returned yesterday morning, after having spent an enjoyable week with her mother at Terra Nova.
Miss Edith Butt, also of the Grand Falls Academy staff, has been spending the past few days of her Easter vacation with friends in Botwood.
Grand Falls Club Billiard Tournaments
The "Spot" and "Plain" Billiard Tournament being played during the week for a dinner, is now nearing the final stages, and with only two more games to play, it looks like a win for "Spot" being 200 points ahead. However, one never knows. The two games to be played are by T. Brown, "Plain" and K. Goodyear, "Spot"; W. Wells, "Plain" and Mr. Hichs, "Spot".
The Hon. Harold Macpherson Cup tournament is now in the third round with three more games to play.
J. Dwyer, 300; versus J. MacFarland, Jr. 375
April 10 1937
CHOSEN TO ATTEND CORONATION CEREMONY
Grand Falls Branch G.W.V.A. Selects Representative.
It also stated that the G.W.V.A. representatives would be present at the 8th Biennial Conference of the British Empire Service League, which would open in London on May 14th.
After considerable discussion a ballot was taken which resulted in the election of Comrade John Cater, Secretary-Treasurer of Grand Falls Branch.
Comrade Cater has given unsparingly of his time in the interest of the G.W.V.A., and is well fitted to represent his Branch with honour and dignity with the other G.W.V.A. representatives from Newfoundland.
GRAND FALLS ACADEMY NOTES
After an enjoyable holiday, school re-opened Monday, April 4th. Our Monday morning assembly took place as usual, but it was somewhat brightened by the arrival of our new piano. The piano had been ordered some months previous and its arrival improved our activities very much. The march: "Clayton's Grand March," was excellently played by Lorenzo Gover, who had the privilege of being the first pupil to play it. The march was played while the pupils entered the Hall, and until they took their places. It is understood that the various pupils who play the piano will take turns in playing it for the assemblies.
Work on the play is going ahead rapidly. Practices every afternoon will improve the situation very much, and it is decided that the date has been set for Friday, April 16th. Costumes are being made with the help and advice of the teachers and the school is rapidly becoming a hive of activity.
CORONATION PREPARATIONS AT THE CAPITAL
Final arrangements for parades and fireworks have not yet been completed. Tentative plans for the morning, include church services followed by a mammoth parade with all the city bands participating. In the evening, weather conditions permitting, there will be a grand display of fireworks and bonfires, various churches will have concerts and socials and at least two large dances will be held.
In view of the great love and consideration for children which has always characterized our Royal Family, Their Majesties in particular, it is intended that the day will be as big a one as possible for the children and special treats are being arranged. It is probable that the Playgrounds Association will make the occasion by presenting new equipment, and possible a new playground, to the city children.
Considerable satisfaction is felt throughout the city over the Government's decision to send a detachment of twelve representative ex-servicemen from various parts of the country to take part in the official proceedings at London. They will probably leave on the S.S. Nova Scotia, sailing from here on April 30 or May 1st. The citizens generally, and the war veterans in particular, will see that our "expeditionary force" gets a good send off.
Practically all the large town, and many of the smaller, have now formed enthusiastic committees for the proper celebration of this auspicious occasion and it is to be hoped that even the smallest and most humble settlement will render the day unforgettable by means of parades, concerts, socials, and parties, and by bonfires and displays of bunting. Something of a more permanent nature should also be undertaken to commemorate the Coronation Year; tree-planting and the formation of selfhelp societies should be excellent schemes in many communities.
Your correspondent will endeavour to keep you posted by means of a brief news letter each week of the plans and progress made by the various Coronation Committees throughout the country.
CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE NOTES
The Company paraded on Thursday in the Brigade Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Capt. Stone attended a meeting of the parades' committee at the Court House, as the C.L.B. representative in place of Capt. Short.
Capt. W. J. Short and his Gaiety Troupe are very busy with rehearsals for the play: "Here Comes Charlie," which will be staged on Thursday, April 22nd.
C.L.B. boys are selling the tickets and will call at your home this week or next. These tickets are to be changed at the Grand Falls Drug Store for a reserve booking.
Again, we ask for your patronage and support to help us carry on the work of the C.L.B.
The pyramid squad was very busy to-night practising a number of pyramids that they will put off as specialties between the acts in the forthcoming play.
Two extra practices will be held before next Thursday night. The first on Saturday night in the Brigade Hall at 7:30 p.m., and another on Tuesday night in the Gymnasium of the new School. All members of the squad will please take note.
CORONATION DAY RBOADCAST
On Coronation Day, May 12th, for forty minutes, commencing at 7:20 p.m. British Summer Time, Empire Homage will be broadcast, when listeners throughout the Empire will be taken by radio westward round the world. Premier Baldwin in closing Address will lead up to a message from His Majesty King George, who will speak from Buckingham Palace. Other speakers prior to His Majesty's Address will be the Premiers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Southern Rhodesia, Commissioner Howley of Newfoundland, and the Viceroy of India.
Electrical transmission of the whole of the Coronation Programme will begin at 12:20 a.m. British Summer Time on May 13th, and Empire Homage will begin at 3:50 a.m., leading up to His Majesty's Speech at 4:30.
S.A. and Scouts' Bands To Present Band Concert.
On Wednesday evening, April 14th, in the Town Hall, a Band Concert will be presented by the combined Bands of the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts. Both Bands are well and widely known, and enjoy an enviable reputation, so a full house is confidently expected for this performance, which is the first of its kind to be staged here.
The Salvation Army Band, which is under the capable direction of Bandmaster, Mr. Heber Hiscock, has served this community generously and vahantly for a quarter of a centruy, for which splendid srevices and the excellence of their music, the members of the Band deserve much commendation. The Band consists of twenty-eight instruments, 2 of which are Reeds, and it is worthy of note that the first 12 instruments were kindly donated by the A.N.D. Co., Ltd.
The Boy Scouts' Band under the able leadership of Bandmaster, Mr. Wilfred Moland, came into being in Grand Falls comparatively recently, having made its first appearance on the occasion of the visit here of the Chief Scoutmaster, Lord Baden-Powell, in 1935. Since then it has made a very creditable showing, and the members are to be warmly congratulated. The band consists of twelve instruments, two of which, like the S.A. Band, are Reeds.
The forthcoming performance offers the chance of an evening's fine entertainment, and the Advertiser wishes both Bands the very best of luck.
TRIAL BEFORE SUPREME COURT
Youths Plead Guilty---Are Remanded For Sentence.
They were arraigned and pleaded guilty, and were remanded for sentence.
The series of larcenies, it will be recalled, were committed during December and January.
The twelve witnesses who were called to St. John's on Monday in connection with the case, returned by yesterday's express.
GUARDS A.A. DISPLAY TROPHIES
By far, the most impressive display of trophies shown by any Athletic Association is now on display in the show windows of Mr. E. I. Bishop's Studio. The showing which represents Championship and Tie-Cup winning, are the fruits of the Guards Athletic Association since it came into and remained---in the local sport limelight in 1927.
They won their first championship, football, in 1927, repeating again in 1928. And with the exception of one year, 1929, have taken this championship every season since, adding five Tie-Cups in this section as well.
Their Baseball records have been little less impressive, taking the championships in 1933-35-36. as well as the Tie-Cup for 1936.
In hockey they have maintained the same knack of coming out at the end of the season with the silverware tucked away. In 1931-33 the championship in this section went to them, and the past season saw the Championship, Tie-Cup, and Coronation Medals, chalked up to their prowess.
Right now their display is arousing a great deal of attention, and even more conjecture as to whether they will succeed in guarding their laurels during the coming season.
One thing may be said: that the team who takes a title from the Guards this season will have made a real name for itself, in view of their outstanding record during the past ten years.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CORONATION FUND.
Subscriptions will be acknowledged from time to time in this paper.
Messrs. Wm. Thompson and George Penney, President and Financial Secretary, respectively, of the L.S.P. Union of Botwood, were visitors to town yesterday on business for their union.
SUCCESSFUL CARD PARTY AND DANCE HELD IN STATION COMMUNITY HALL.
On Thursday evening, April 8th, in the community Hall at Grand Falls Station, a successful Card Party and Dance was held in aid of the new R.C. Church which is to be built at the Station Town.
The affair was very well attended, upwards of 200 people coming to enjoy the evening's entertainment and to help out a worthy cause. The early part of the evening was given over to Cards, the prizes going to the following fortunate winners:
AVIATION AT BOTWOOD 16 YEARS AGO
AIRPLANE ARRIVES FROM CARTWRIGHT
The following account of pioneer aviation in Northern Newfoundland, is a clipping from a St. John's paper of 16 years ago; and was sumbitted to this paper by our Botwood correspondent.
In view of the great activity at Botwood in connection with erection of an air-base at present, we feel this item would be of interest to our readers.------Editor.
The Martinsyde biplane, piloted by F. Sydney Cotton, arrived in St. John's from Cartwright, Labrador, at five minutes after five yesterday afternoon, having flown a distance of about 600 miles in five hours. This is the longest flight made by Major Cotton since coming to Newfoundland, and is so far the most noteworthy.
The airplane brought three bags of mail from the North, and a quantity of furs from Cartwright. Mail posted in Cartwright yesterday arrived here in St. John's the same day and was delivered this morning. This is a record.
The air voyage was very cold and somewhat uncomfortable, in that the plane had at times to pass thru snowstorms and blizzards, with the weather at ten below zero (Fahr.)
"JUST PUSHED OFF"
Mail was picked up at Cartwright, St. Anthony and Botwood.
In the picturesque words of Major Cotton, they "gave a look around in Cartwright, climbed in to the machine and pushed off for St. John's."
HAD EVENTFUL TRIP
Great excitement at first and then much interest was caused by the appearance of places. People who expected the airplane in the northern to be isolated for the winter and late into the spring, were delighted to have this big machine penetrate the solitudes of the north, bringing mail and news from the outside world. In some cases, however, principally where the people were timid, no one would approach the airplane within fifty feet, at first, but would walk about it from that distance, examining it with deep interest.
The story of the long flight from St. Anthony to Cartwright, going down is told by Major Cotton as follows:
While landing here one of the skids struck some object protruding from the ice and the brass was ripped off. At St. Anthony nothing could be found to repair it and they had to leave it as it was. They left St. Anthony at 3:45 and reached the Labrador coast at 4:35.
Five minutes later they met a big snowstorm. As they had gone too far to turn back to St. Anthony, Major Cotton decided to carry on.
They arrived at Battle Harbour at 5:12 and experienced great difficulty in picking out the station. The inhabitants were amazed to see him, and the wireless operator, who heard the magnetos of the engine working and could not figure where the noise came from, hastened from the station with a feeling akin to alarm.
The machine was "taxied" up the side of a hill and tied down for the night. The next day was spent in removing the damaged skid and repairing it with galvanized iron. The following day Major Cotton made an attempt to get on the way, but the machine, sinking in the soft snow, could not "take off" with the full load aboard so Trapper Hart was left behind. Accompanied only by his mechanician, Major Cotton started the machine for Hawk's Bay, but met a terrific blizzard and returned to Battle Harbour.
On resuming the flight, thick-clouds were met at Porcupine Bay and the plane clmibed to 7,000 feet in order to get above them. Arrival at Cartwright was made at 3:45 p.m.
NOTE-----Trapper Hart, referred to in this clipping, is Nath Hart, who owns a sled factory here, and who had charge of the Hangars for four years.
DIDN'T REALIZE HE WAS IN CITY.
Salem, O.----THe city of Salem was quite put out when E. J. Rummel, of Massillon, arrested for speeding, apologized that "I didn't realize I had driven into the city yet."
"The speeding is really secondary in this case," said Mayor Geo. Harroff. "Our pride is hurt in that you didn't know you had entered our fair city. Didn't you see the homes all along the street?"
"Anyway," continued the Mayor, "it'll cost you $10 and cost on a reckless driving charge."
EVERY COLD IS DANGEROUS
Colds are so common that many people are inclined to ignore them. This, of course, is a most dangerous thing to do.
For colds can develop into really serious trouble and so you should make a rule of always checking a cold at the very start. A quick, sure and simple way to do this is by taking Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine. You will soon discover that it is the most efficient cough medicine that you ever used.
For it not only checks your cold promptly but there is no burning or stinging effect to irritate a sore throat or to make either you or a child gasp for breath----instead it has a most soothing action on the throat so that doctors have described Dr. Chase's Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine as the perfect cough medinine.-------Advt.
Messrs. M. Macdonald, D. Campbell, H. Frazer, George Evans and J. Forsey, were in town during the week, soliciting business for their respective firms.
A card party was held in the Social Club Rooms here Wednesday night, the winners were: Ladies, Miss Mary Newman; Gent's, Mr. George H. Sceviour; Booby, Dorman Dalley.
Mrs. E. D. Pond, who had been on a visit to St. John's, returned home by Friday's express.
Mr. T. W. Antle, who had been on a visit to his mother in St. John's, returned home by Tuesday's express. We are pleased to learn that Mrs. Antle shows much improvement in her health.
Mr. Gilbert Evans, of this town, has accepted a position as cook, at the wireless station staff house.
Miss S. L. Butt, U.C. teacher here, who had been spending her Easter holidays with friends at Grand Falls, returned home Saturday.
Mr. H. M. Barrett, who had been working at Corner Brook for some time, returned home by Monday's express.
Miss Sparkes, of the teaching staff of the Grand Falls Academy, who had been spending the Easter holidays as the guest of Sergt. and Mrs. Efford, returned to Grand Falls Saturday morning.
Mr. Rich, of the Shell Oil Company, arrived by Friday's express to spend some time in the interest of that firm.
Mr. J. N. Johnson, of the Marconi Company, who had been in St. John's the past week, returned home, Tuesday.
The largest congregations in many years were present at the services held in the United Church on Easter Sunday. At the evening service a pageant, entitled: "Keepers of the Cross," was given by the N.G.I.T. Group. The members are deserving of heartiest congratulations for the impressive manner in which the pageant was presented.
The members of the Loyal Orange Association paraded to Northern Arm North on Sunday afternoon, to attend the funeral of Mr. Samuel Evans, who passed away on Friday, after a brief illness; many friends from Botwood were also in attendance. The funeral service was conducted by Revs. W. B. Perry and G. A. Moore.
Work is progressing rapidly in the construction of the oil "scow" being built for the air base. The framework was completed last week; and with fine weather prevailing, the job will be completed in record time. Mr. Evans of Northern Arm, is supervising the construction. (I don't know if this Mr. Evans is the same person as Mr. Samuel Evans mentioned above or he might be a son.)
The schools re-opened on Monday after the Easter vacation. The Primary Department of Botwood Central did not open until Wednesday, due to the illness of the teacher.
Mr. H. Clark, of the Radio Department of the Posts and Telegraphs, was in town last week seeking to locate radio interferences, which have been prevalent of late. We trust his visit will result in better reception as far as the local stations are concerned.
The management of the Empire Theatre have reduced the admission fee of shows----Adults, from 35 cents to 25 cents; and Saturday afternoon: Adults, 20 cents and Children 10 cents. WIth this in view and the line of pictures that are coming to this theatre, the public will no doubt give the patronage that these gentlemen deserve for the many evenings of good entertainment they have given during the past winter ---- entertainment that Botwood people were many, many years without. COme on folks, patronize the Empire! It is here to stay!
GOVERNOR TO PAY UNOFFICIAL VISIT.
His Excellency the Governor, Vice-Admiral, Sir Humphrey T. Walwyn, K.C.S.I., C.B., D.S.O., will pay an unofficial visit to Grand Falls during the coming week. He will arrive on Tuesday, and it is expected that during his stay he will visit the Station Town, and pay a visit to the air-base at Botwood, as well.
Mr. Edgar Newman, of Botwood, was managing the Railway Office during Mr. Mitchell's absnece at St. John's since Monday.
EX-LAX IS NAME NEW MEDICINE MADE FROM CHOCOLATE
There's always something new coming up, and the latest is the tasty chocolate way of taking laxative medicine by children or adults. Ex-Lax is just like chocolate candy, and is considered the easiest way for any person to take medicine. There is no chance for any disagreeable upset, no harsh medicine, the laxative action in Ex-Lax is easy, pleasant and natural like. WHen you need a good laxative medicine, it is suggested that you ask your Druggist or Dealer for Ex-Lax, the chocolate medicine. Children simply love it, and it is the best way to get them to take a laxative. Druggists and Dealers all over Newfoundland will sell Ex-Lax for fifteen cents a box.-------Advt. Apl. 10, 1i.
GOES UNDER KNIFE IN AN AMBULANCE
Vienna,----A unique life-saving operation was performed by a local practitioner in an ambulance on the road between Baden, Lower Austria, and Vienna.
A woman patient, suffering from a severe abscess in the windpipe, was transferred in an ambulance from Baden to a Vienna hospital.
When only a short distance from Vienna she showed signs of suffocation, and she would have died before reaching the hospital, if the accompanying physician, Dr. J. Kern of Baden, had not the presence of mind to conduct an operation on the roadside. He cut her throat and saved her life.
G.W.V.A. TO HOLD CORONATION BALL
The G.W.V.A. will hold a Coronation Ball, in the Town Hall, on the night of May 12th, which is Coronation Day. This Ball will be an outstanding event in the history of Grand Falls, and nothing is to be spared in the Committee's efforts to make it as elaborate and successful as possible. Very special Coronation Decorations, and novelties will make the affair strikingly gay and amusing. The extra expense of fitting decorations, etc., necessitates an increase in the price of tickets, but everyone can rest assured that he will get more than his money's worth cut of this splendid entertainment.
The advertiser forecasts for the G.W.V.A. a record attendance at their Coronation Ball, and wish them Good Luck!
VICTIM OF ASSAULT SLOWLY IMPROVING
Mr. M. Hoffer, who was the victim of an assault at the Station on last Friday night, is gradually recovering from his injuries, although his condition earlier in the week was doubtful. On Saturday last the police arrested a young man named Barker, in connection with the crime.
The Elks Annual Charity Dance, held on March 31st, was for the same purpose as the past fourteen years-----CHARITY, and not for the Children's Playground as stated in the last issue of this paper. (A Playground Dance conducted by the same Organization was run the past two years in August.)
NOTE OF THANKS.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cochrane wish to sincerely thank everybody who in any way helped and sympathized with them in their recent bereavement for many acts of kindness ----- Mr. and Mrs. Philip Browne and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald and Family, Mr. and Mrs. John McHugh and Family, Mr. Michael Jackman, Mr. Thomas Browne, Mr. Matthew Glynn, Miss Sadie Silvey, Notre Dame Council, K. of C.
For Wreaths and Sprays: --- Mr. and Mrs. Philip Browne and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDonald and Family, Miss Sadie Silvey and Dr. Brown.
Mr. J. Coleman, well-known manager of the Majestic Theatre, of Corner Brook was a visitor to town during the week.
THE FOLLOWING IS A AD THAT WAS A LARGE SECTION OF ONE PAGE.
On or about MAY 1st The Grand Falls Garage (more popularly known as Voss's Garage) will be operated by the CORNER BROOK GARAGE CO. of Corner Brook. In the meantime alterations will be made, the building enlarged, and new equipment added which will enable us to give real SERVICE to FORD owners as well as other car owners.
Being FORD distributors for this district we will carry complete stocks of replacement parts for FORD CARS, & TRUCKS; also, PARTS for other makes of CARS AS WELL AS GAS, OILS, TIRES, TUBES and BATTERIES.
We will also carry the famous General Electric line of Electrical appliances such as Radios, Refrigerators, Washing Machines and other products of this well known Company. The name of the Garage will not be changed.
CORNER BROOK GARAGE CO.
April 17, 1937.
CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE NOTES
The Company paraded as usual on Thursday night, 58, all ranks answering the roll, with the following officers present: F.A. Stone in command; Lieut. Geo. H. Sanders, Adjt.; Lieut. R. J. Hillier and C.S.M. B. Bartle.
The Company was first taken in P.T. and marching by Sergt. E. Scott and finished up with some warming exercises. The Pyramid Squad, under Capt. Stone, had a practice for the pyramids that they will build as special-ties between the acts of the play next Thursday night.
The Pyramid Squad will take notice that there will be three more practises before the play:
Orders were read at 9.00 p.m. and all but the Pyramid Squad were dismissed. Orders stated that next week's parade will be held on Saturday evening instead of Thursday. All ranks will take special note and govern themselves accordingly. This will be a special parade to check up on kit, so it is imperative that every lad be present-----that a complete order can be placed at Headquarters.
The sale of tickets by the lads for the play: "Here Comes Charlie" was very encouraging indeed. The remainder of the tickets will go on sale at the Grand Falls Drug Store on Monday morning at 9 a.m.
Don't forget to take your ticket to the Drug Store and exchange it for a reserve seat on Monday.
We again appeal to the public to give us your patronage and support us by attending the 3 Act Comedy presented by the Gaiety Dramatic Troupe next Thursday in the Town Hall.
Look for our advertisement in this issue of the Advertiser. Starting next week, all our energies will be concentrated in the preparations for the celebrations of the forthcoming Coronation. --- Details of which will be written up next week. Carry on, C.L.B.! ---------G.
LOCAL CORONATION COMMITTEE ACTIVE
The Coronation Committee have been working hard to finalize their plans for Coronation Day. In the morning they propose to have a Parade consisting of the Brigades and School Children, together with the bands of the Salvation Army and Boy Scouts and Bugle Bands of the various Brigades. This parade will march to the Athletic Field where an address will be delivered by His Honour the Magistrate on the significance of the day. In the afternoon the children will meet in the various church halls where they will hear the Coronation Program over the Radio and a treat will be provided for them. The Committee estimates that over Twenty-one Hundred Children will be taken care of.
The Fireworks Committee have ordered a large display of Fireworks, and it is proposed to set these off from the roof of the Court House where they will be visible from all over town. Further details of the Programme will appear in this paper.
NEAR SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT RAILROAD CROSSING
What came very near being a serious acident, occurred at the railroad crossing on Station Road on Wednesday night, when a motor car owned and driven by Mr. J. Way, collided with a shunting train. There were three passengers in the car at the time, and although the damage was considerable, no injuries were sustained.
A new high record for a week's production was reached at the Mill during the week ending April 11th, when 3403.1 short tons of newsprint were produced. This is the highest ever attained from the seven machines running on a normal six-day operation, and something of which everyone concerned may feel justly proud.
K. OF C. SOCIAL CLUB
On Tuesday night the K. of C. Social Club held their usual fortnightly social, and as usual, it proved highly successful. The prizes for cards were won by Mr. M. Brennan, Mr. Cyril MacCormack and Mr. J. McGrory, while Miss Annie Foley and Mr. J. Flemming won the elimination dance, Mrs. R. Southcott and Mr. Leo Edwards supplied the dance music.
CADET LADIES HOLD SUCCESSFUL CARD PARTY
On Thursday night the C.C.C. Ladies' Auxiliary held a very successful card party in the K. of C. Hall. This card party, which was confined to the ever popular game of 45's, was one of a series put on during the winter to raise money for the benefit of the Cadets' Camp Fund. The series is devoted solely to the ladies, and Thursday's game drew a record attendance; the evening starting off with 21 tables. After refreshments the playoffs took place and resulted in the following prize winners ---- 1st Mrs. J. Kelly, 2nd Mrs. A. Gunn, 3rd Mrs. P. MacDonald; consolation, Mrs. L. Brophy.
GRAND FALLS ACADEMY NOTES
HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS STAGE "MACBETH"
Last evening, in the Auditorium of the new High School, before a very appreciative audience, the Seniour members of the Grand Falls Academy staged scenes from Shapespeare's "Macbeth," which play is part of their Literature course for this year. This play, being one of Shakespeare's Four Great Tragedies, is quite heavy, and that the youthful performers handled it so ably reflects much credit on them and their Teachers. The entire play was not, of course, put on but the various scenes from each Act were so carefully chosen and arranged that the continuity was not lost.
Both Teachers and pupils are to be warmly congratulated on the excellence of the whole performance, and they deserve special commendation for their courage in attempting such a master-piece as "Macbeth."
The following students took part:
A Debate followed, the subject being that oft-discussed one: "Should Education be Compulsory in Newfoundland?" We regret that an account of this cannot appear in this issue, but we look forward to seeing it in next week's Grand Falls Academy Notes.
Mr. E. I. Bishop, well-known Photographer of this town, returned from St. John's by Tuesday's express. He has been appointed Photographer to the Justice Department, his territory extending from Clarenville to Port-aux-Basques.
CORONATION PREPARATIONS AT THE CAPITAL
St. John's, N.F.
Committees in all parts of the Island are hard at work, but as plans are still largely tentative, actual details are not yet generally available. Considerable interest has been aroused by the report that the Corner Brook committee are considering the establishment of a children's playground to be known as the Coronation Field.
The St. John's committee in charge of fireworks, illuminations and bonfires have their work well in hand. A large supply of fireworks have been ordered from the famous firm of Hand, Toronto; among the set pieces will be one of the King and another of Niagara Falls. Work in preparation for the illumination of various public and private buildings has already commenced. The sub-committee on bonfires report an unfortunate shortage of tar barrels, but an appeal has been made for donations of a combustible nature. As all the members of this sup-committee are enthusiasts for bigger and better bonfires, something of a very spectacular nature is anticipated.
A number of St. John's radio amateurs have volunteered their services to keep the various groups in charge of bonfires and fireworks in touch with each other and with the central committee by means of short-wave sets.
The Newfoundland Coronation stamp is said to be the best of all the Empire Coronation issues. There are fourteen denominations and the price of a complete set will be $1.886. The Department of be $1.86. The Department ofing to have sets made up in cellophane packets which will be on sale the morning of May 12. These stamps should make useful Coronation gifts for friends and relatives abroad and would be interesting to keep as souvenirs, particularly as the value will probably increase in the course of years.
Mr. Arch Balleny, who has been relieving in the Bank of Montreal here, returned to his duties in the St. John's bank by yesterday's train.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sexton, of Corner Brook, are at present spending their honeymoon in this town.
Mrs. J. Hickmore left by yesterday's train for St. John's, where she will join the S.S. Newfoundland for England.
Mr. P. Cochrane, who has been visiting St. John's, returned home by Tuesday's train.
On Monday morning, Mr. E. Janes was taken with a stroke while passing along High Street, near the Drug Store. After being attended by Dr. home on Monchy Road. Brown, he was brought to his (from the looks of this announcement it got mixed up when it was printed. I believe it should read "attended by Dr. Brown, he was brought to his home on Monchy Road.")
MASSED BANDS HOLD SUCCESSFUL BAND CONCERT
On Wednesday evening past, in the Town Hall, the combined Bands of the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts held a very successful Band Concert. The programme was well chosen and delightfully rendered, testifying to the skill of the Bandsmen and the careful training given them by their respective Bandmasters.
The Concert was opened by Mr. V. S. Jones, who gave a short address appropriate to the occasion. At the close of the performance Mr. H. Windeler as Chairman of the Boy Scouts' Committee also made a few remarks.
If we may judge by the amount of applause with which each item of the programme was received, the audience thouroughly enjoyed the mesical treat. It is not ofter that Grand Falls has the opportunity of hearing a Band Concert, and as Mr. Jones so aptly remarked, Bands and music really play a very important part in our lives, and if we do not have them we are missing a great deal.
The Advertiser heartily congratulates each member of both Bands and wishes them continued success.
The following is the personnel of both Bands:
Personnel Scouts' Band
TALK OF TOWN
What Ho! Ladies and Gentlemen, a summer of prosperity and immunity ----- immunity from roaming horses, I mean------lies before you. You may stroll in comparative tranquillity, content in the knowledge that the stray beasts of burden that last year, and every previous year, terrorised your children, destroyed your gardens and dogged your footsteps, will this year be safely corraled "indurance vile."
Pleasant, happy thought! No more patent locks needed on your gates, no longer any danger of treading inadvertently on a recumbent horse, while you betook yourself to a dance or elsewhere after nightfall, and, greatest boon of all, no more worry that your children may be kicked, if not killed, by stray animals. For the stray horses are all to be corraled, and tucked safely away in a pound especially erected for that purpose.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CORONATION FUND
LATE HOCKEY NEWS
Buchans won by a score of 9-4 over the Grand Falls hockey team playing at Buchans last night.
Notre Dame Academy won over Grand Falls Academy in the first game of the inter-school series played last night by a score of 5-3.
PROMINENT GROUP OF BUSINESS MEN FORM NEW MINING SYNDICATE
At last a serious attempt has been made to co-ordinate the mining possibilities to promote and develop reasonable mining prospects in the country.
The formation of the Prospectors Financing Syndicate, Ltd., recently Incorporated is evident proof that there is sufficient capitalistic enterprise in the City for an undertaking of this nature. The Officials of the above named Company are as follows:
We understand that the Syndicate has taken over claims and options throughout the country, and that they have 60% interest in 30 claims at LaPoile which show valuable assays of lead, zinc. silver and copper.
A recent report by Mr. Claude House, Government Geologist, regarding this property intimates that all claims in this vicinity present excellent opportunities for scientific prospecting and to this end the Syndicate have secured the services of a Geologist and will begin work on their claims April 1st, weather permitting.
The capitalization of the Syndicate is $150,000.00 and divided into shares of $1.00 each. As it is expected that it will be necessary to immediately begin camp construction and the employment of twenty men, the Syndicate will be offering to the public sufficient shares only to take care of their summer's undertaking.
Investors will be assured that all money so secured will be spent in ground work and under the supervision of experts.
SALE AND AFTERNOON TEA IN AID OF THE BLIND
On next Tuesday afternoon, April 20th, in the Parish Hall, there will be a sale of articles made by the Blind, and afternoon tea will be served. These articles, which were on display in one of the E.V. Royal Stores' windows some time ago were left by Miss Scott (who represented the Blind), to be disposed of Mrs. (Rev.) Bishop kindly consented to perform this act of charity, and now all who saw and admired these articles will have an opportunity of purchasing any or all of them on Tuesday. Your patronage would also help a very worthy cause, as the total proceeds collected will go to the aid of the Blind.
USED FURNITURE SPECIALS!
This furniture has been left in storage, and must be sold at once to cover storage charges.
Oak buffet-----48" long, 12" mirror, 2 small drawers at top, large cupboard space, and long linen drawer at bottom----$9.50.
8-piece Oak dining-room suite left in storage by rich Toronto family. Must be sold immediately to settle estate. Suite consists of: 6 leather-seated chairs, large buffet with mirror, and extension table with leaves.
Slightly-used floor lamps, all descriptions; when new cost from $12.50 to $39.50. To clear, we are offering these lamps at $3.25, $5.50, $8.00, $11.00.
Walnut-finished Simmons beds, complete, with good spring-----$6.25.
Oak dressers, 3 large drawers, good, clear mirror----$6.50.
Wash stands, large cupboard space and drawer----$2.25.
Singer sewing machine, excellent mechanical condition, golden oak finish, drop-head style----$12.25.
Kitchen cabinet, slightly used, ample space for dishes----contains flour bin, spice set, lined bread-box, large space for pots and pans, etc.----porcelain top----a bargain at $22.50.
To the 1st 15 customers, we will include FREE a beautiful richly----embroidered Oriental silk radio or table scarf, size 12" x 24", fringed edge!! In your interest-----Order NOW!!
Goods are sent well-crated for shipment. Descriptive price-list gladly sent on request. When ordering kindly remit by Money Order or marked cheque.
DOMINION STORAGE CO.,(Dept.7)
April 24, 1937.
BUSY SEASON FOR GRAND FALLS.
Major Construction Jobs Under Way.
The largest and by far the most impressive construction job that the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co., Ltd. have undertaken in recent years is now under way at their plant here. Among the more outstanding phases of this season's operation are the installation of a hydro-electric unit, a sulphite (paper)machine, new penstock and surge tank, and the enlarging of the existing forebay. Four of the seven paper machines now in operation will be reconditioned and their capacity increased substantially. These latter improvements will turn necessitate the installation of equipment in the various other departments to take care of this increased paper production.
The work on the enlargement of the Forebay and the construction of the new penstock which, incidentally, will be the largest on the North American continent------20 feet in diameter and 1700 feet long---is well under way. This huge pipeline will be of electrically welded steel and will incorporate a surge tank of one million gallons capacity. The hydro-electric plans call for the installation of a single generator to deveop 28,000 horsepower.
Increased Paper Production
Work has also begun on the excvaation for the construction of the room to house the Sulphite machine. It is planned to have this machine in operation by September of this year. Its capacity will be sixty tons daily.
Local Men Get Preference
The housing of a large number of these men is being taken care of by the firm of Messrs. J. Goodyear & Sons, Ltd., who have put in order quarters to house and feed them for $22.50 per month.
The town improvement plans which were started last year, will again continue. Approximately 150 houses will be rehabilitated along modern lines.
The street paving program which began in June of last year, will be resumed just as soon as conditions will permit, and it is expected that the entire program will be finished this year.
Mr. E. J. Gulbrandsen and 3 men, who had been here from St. John's to install the oil tanks in the refueling scow for the Imperial Airways, returned home by Monday's express.
Mr. Bert Newhook of this town has joined the staff of the Marconi Company here as wireless operator.
Messrs. W. Crane and C. Scott, salesmen, were in town. (for some reason the rest of the announcements were white-out.)
We regret to record the death of Doris, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hancock; Doris, age 9, sometime ago, contracted Diptheria from which she recovered and was feeling fine, until Wednesday, when other complications set in and she passed away Thursday noon. To the sorrowing parents we offer our deepest sympathy.
Monday night, April 19th, Club were the guest of the members of the Social Fourfold Group at a Social in the U.C. Hall. Different games and tournaments were played until after midnight, when the singing of the National Anthem brought a good evening's entertainment to a close.
COLOSSAL CONSTRUCTION SCHEME.
In our news columns of this issue we have published a resume of the gigantic construction program that is now being planned and carried out by the A.N.D. Co., Ltd. at their large modern Pulp and Paper Plant here. This vast undertaking that began a few weeks ago, is the cause of the feverish activity that is going on around the Mill these days, and is the promise of further employment and activity throughout the days and the months to come.
Laying aside for a moment the unexpected blessings that must accrue from so much immediate relief for the unemployed here and in the two allied neighbouring towns, and the large amount of "cold cash" it at once sets in circulation, the stability and progressiveness of this truly Development Company gives to its workers, and to the town in general, a sense of security, and an assurance for the future that is not readily duplicated elsewhere in the country ----or, for that matter, elsewhere in the world, turbulent and chaotic as it is to-day.
This present expansion program of the A.N.D. Co., Ltd, offers a splendid opportunity to the unemployed here at Grand Falls, at Bishop's Falls and Botwood, for several months steady work, with very good wages to repay them for their labors; and while most of the workers to receive employment will not be in the position of skilled artisans, yet the rate of pay is such that at the end of the season they will have a generous surplus to tide them over the coming lean months of Winter, with its forced inactivity and consequent lack of income.
This construction scheme, conceived on so grand a scale, covering, as it must, such a comparatively long period of time, and expanding, as it will, the Company's holdings and activities, is a very wonderful thing for Grand Falls. We cannot but feel now, more so than ever, that we are unusually blessed---deservedly or otherwise---with the good things of this world. Would that there were more industries and interests, like those we have here, spread throughout the country, Newfoundland no longer stagnant, would then regain her Independence, and she would be a progressive, prosperous land, instead of being like a beggarly waif, in a pitiful plight, with no present and very little hope of a future. For, to quote Emerson: "Progress is the activity of to-day and the assurance of to-morrow."
GRAND FALLS ACADEMY NOTES.
Many favourable comments were made by the visitors, and the quality of the acting shown was even better than was expected. Considering that we were handicapped by the peculiar echo of the hall, the actors were heard with little difficulty. At least we had one thing in common with Shakespeare------lack of scenery.
This play was put off by the pupils of the High School and the proceeds were given to the "Athletic Fund."
So as no doubts would be left in the minds of the audience, as to the time and history of the play, remarks were made by Mr. Ripley.
Before the play, and during the intermission between the play and debate, music was supplied by Phyllis Cater and Joan Bradbury.
A considerable amount of money was made by the girls, who so graciously consented to make and sell candy and donate it towards the fund.
Seeing that the play was so successful, the appreciation of the pupils is extended to the teachers who took so much interest in them and saw that the play was a success. Many thanks are to be tendered towards the mothers, who undoubtedly spent many hours preparing the pupils costumes and saw that their appearance would do the school credit.
ACTIVITIES OF THE GRAND FALLS ATHLETIC CLUB, 1936
The Annual Meeting was held in the K. of C. Hall on April 28th, 1936. After the Financial Statement was read and other business transacted, the election of officers took place, and resulted as follows:
The past year was one of the best in history of the Club, both from the financial and sport standpoint.
The Summer activities commenced on May 23rd, ending September 15th.
FOOTBALL got away to a good start on June 2nd, with the following teams entered for League Championship: C.L.B., Guards, Bishop's Falls, C.C.C. A three-round contest was played, and the brand of ball was 100% improved over previous years, the four teams fighting hard for the honours, the Guards winning the Championship, which entitled them to visit St. John's.
THE FOOTBALL TIE CUP series proved to be one of the hardest ever fought on the local grounds. The four League teams entered
BASEBALL was under the leadership of one of our local League players-----Jack Brown, who kept the game up to the same standard as previous year. The umpire-in-chief, Chas. Grace, handled the games in his usual satisfactory manner.
Four teams entered the League: Guards, Cadets, C.L.B., Scouts.
A three-round contest was drawn up; the Guards winning the Championship before the schedule was completed.
Mr. S. E. Tuma donated a Baseball Tie Cup, which was competed for by the four League teams, and won by the Guards.
The Executive made arrangements for a visit of the Holy Cross Football team from St. John's to visit here and play a five-game series. All the games were keenly contested, Holy Cross winning the series.
The Twillingate Football team also visited town and played a game with the C.L.B. team.
The C.L.B. Baseball team of Corner Brook, visited town to play a series with the local C.L.B. team, resulting in a win for the local boys.
Epstein Tigers visited town on Labour Day to play a three-game series with the local all-star team; the series ending in a draw.
Three members of the Track Section visited Bell Island for the purpose of competing in the annual A.A. Championship Sports. The boys gave a splendid account of themselves by scoring three Second places and two Third places. The competitors were: Chas. Conway, Allan Ogilvie, Chas. Edwards.
The annual ten-mile Road Race was run on Saturday, September 12th. The day was a poor one, with plenty of rain and mud. The winners: 1 st, Richard Bennett; 2nd, N. Pinsent; 3rd, Wm. Way.
The Badminton Section has taken on a new lease of life in this town, and members have moved into their new quarters in the New High School Gym. Their membership has grown from twenty-five to eighty, which shows a keen interest in this branch of sport. This section is managed by A. G. Noseworthy, Chairman and Miss A. Harvey, Secretary.
Considreable repairs and improvements have been made by the Executive during the past year to the Club grounds.
The Club Executive takes this opportunity to thank the general public for their support and co-operation during the past year. We trust we will have the pleasure of having the same support during the coming season.
We also heartily thank the umpires, scorer and referees: Messrs. G. Vaughan-Evans, Chas. Grace, R. H. Hayward, Jas. Waugh.
FIREMAN'S ANNUAL BALL
Just in case anyone should overlook the fact (as if anyone could) we would like to remind dance-goers that the Fireman's Annual Ball will take place on Wednesday, April 28, at the Town Hall. It is scarcely necessary to comment on the enjoyable time that dancers may expect, as in the past the Fire Brigade plan to make their 22nd Annual Ball the best ever. That is, of course, if the fire alarm doesn't go in between the hour of 9 pm. and 2.30 a.m.
ANOTHER RECORD PRODUCTION
Year's Output Exceeds Schedule----High Operating Efficiency
On the week ending Saturday, April 17th, another news-print production record was established in the Mill here when 3410.59 short tons were made.
During the year just ended, the total production was 3500 tons in excess of the scheduled output.
The operating efficiency also reached the new high mark of 94.1.
NOTE OF THANKS
Mrs. Eliza Mercer and Family wish to thank all those who sent wreaths, telegarms and letters of sympathy, and thsoe who visited them and did anything in any way to lighten the sorrow of the bereaved family in the loss of their beloved husband and father, James Mercer; especially are they grateful for acts of kindness from Rev. Bishop, Mrs. E. King, Mrs. J. Dwyer, Mrs. C. Abbott, Mrs. A. Purchas, Mrs. G. H. Thomas, Mrs. W. J. Short, organist; Mr. K. Benson, Mr. G. R. Connors, Mr. D. R. Stroud, Mr. Gordon Maidment.
Messages of Sympathy:-------Mr. and Mrs. (this name looks like James Holmes but I'm not sure because when it was copied to microfilm there was something put across the announcement so not all of it was photocopied. It continues again in the second column at the top of the page with the following) Frost, Mr. and Mrs. P. Legge, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Brady, Grand Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hawe, Clarke's Beach; Mrs. William Spencer and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Jethro French, Bay Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. George Parsons, Shearstown, Bay Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. James Bradbury, Coley's Point, Bay Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bradbury, Coley's Point, Bay Roberts.
Cards of Sympathy------Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore, Mr. and Mrs. E. King, Mr. and Mrs. K. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Snelgrove, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lambe and Family, Mr. and Mrs. A Purchas, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Goulding, Miss A. Peaty, Miss S. Gardener, Mr. and Mrs. W. (this is where it leaves off again because something was put across the remainder of the message before it was copied to the microfilm it starts again in the third column at the top of the page with the following) No.316; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. K. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Tait, Mr. and Mrs. T. House, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. F. House, Mr. and Mrs. S. House, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Moore, Mr. and Mrs. A. Trask, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Locke, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Dawe, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Mouland, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Oldford, Mr. and Mrs. E. King and Family.
April 18, 1937
With the snow gone around town and the vicinity, Nature seems to have put on the first touch of Summer, a season which will be warmly welcomed by many, after the long dreary months of Winter. It is to be hoped that within the next few weeks plans will be undertaken for the commencement of the summer Sports, Baseball and Football, which are being looked forward to eagerly.
Preparations For Coronation Day.
Preparations for Coronation Day Celebrations are now well under way. A committee has been formed, consisting of the following ciitzens who will represent the various organizations and departments to which they belong.
Several meetings have been held and the Committee have been soliciting subscriptions and have met with a generous response. They hope to make May 12th, this year, a memorable event for all, but especially so for the children.
A crowd employed by Mr. Hans Lundbergh, the famous Swedish Electrical Prospector, are at present engaged in electrically prospecting Sandy Lake, near Buchans, and they expect to spend the summer prospecting in this vicinity.
Mr. Allen Mercer, of Bay Roberts, died here on April 1st following a slight throat operation.
Mr. J. T. Shirmin, Mill Superintendent, died in the hospital here on April 7th, after a serious operation for Appendicitis. His remains were sent to Corner Brook and from there to the U.S.A. for interment. Mr. Shirmin came here from the Western States in 1935.
Mr. Wm. Delaney aged 76, died on April 11th and was buried here with a Requiem Mass on April 13th. He leaves to lourn, his wife and one son, Gus, Assistant Master Mechanic and Millwright.
Mr. Carl Abbott, formerly of the Staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia, St. John's, has resigned from his position there, and has accepted a position as accountant with the Buchans Workmen's Co-operative Society, Ltd. Mr. Abbott began his duties here a couple of days ago.
The Co-operative Society has also secured the services of Miss Eagan, of St. John's, for the Showroom and the Ladies' Department.
Miss Doris Glavine, of the Co-operative Store Staff, returned to town a few days ago, after having undergone an operation for Appendititis in the Grace Hopsital, St. John's. Her many friends are glad to know that she has almost completely recovered.
Messrs. T. Miller and T. Fifield, of the firms of James Baird, Ltd., and Harvery & Co., were visiting town last week on business for their firms.
Cadet Ladies' Auxiliary Hold Successful Card Party
Last night at the K. of C. Hall, the C.C.C. Ladies' Auxiliary held a very successful card party, when nearly 150 players sat in for the game.
The prizes, which were very good indeed, went to the following:
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE CORONATION FUND
Anyone who has not had an opportunity to subscribe to this Fund may hand his donation to the Magistrate's Office, or to any member of the Finance Committee.
"BULB-WITHIN-BULB" LAMPGIVES TWICE AS MUCH LIGHT
Rated at only 100 watts, but capable of producing as much light as a 200-watt lamp, an experimental mercury lamp is being tested, says Popular Mechanics Magazine. It is a bulb within a bulb, the outer one being six inches long and one and one-half inches in diameter. The inner bulb is made of extra-hard heat-resisting glass and is two inches long and one inch in diameter. Within it is a small amount of mercury and enough argon gas to "start" the lamp. When the lamp is first turned on, an arc strikes, emitting a feeble bluish glow. In about five minutes the lamp is fully "warmed up" and gives a brilliant stream of light. Unlike present 250-watt and 400-watt mercury lamps the bulb-within-a-bulb operates from either a 110-115 or 120 volt line and without the need of a voltage stepup for starting. It is expected to prove useful in street lighting and photography. Tests are being conducted at laboratories of General Electric Company.
FOR SALE-------At Peter's Arm, Botwood, near Railway Crossing, Three Acres of Land, Fenced and under Cultivation; apply-----J. G. STRONG, Botwood.
The ANNUAL MEETING of the GRAND FALLS ATHLETIC CLUB will be held in the BEAUMONT HALL on THURSDAY, APRIL 29th, at 7.30p.m.
Representatives of the Botwood and Bishop's Falls Athletic Associations are cordially invited to be present.
I.B.P.S and P.M.W. LOCAL UNION No. 63
NOTE OF THANKS
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Greene and Family wishes to thank all those who helped in any way to lighten their sorrow during the illness and death of their son and brother, Malcolm Boyce; and all others who sympathized with them during their sad bereavement; especially Rev. L. H. Perry, Major and Mrs. Lodge, Pastor and Mrs. G. E. Parsons and Dr. P. R. Little.
For Wreaths and Sprays:------
For Sympathy Cards:----
For Letters and Notes:------
Six Acres of Land with Dwelling and Out-houses thereon, Situated at Botwood; a Bargain, if applied for at once; apply---------- J. G. STRONG, Botwood.
ODD VALUE SILVER COINS
It is not easy to imagine what need there was for twenty-cent pieces. Perhaps they were depression quarters for use following the panic of 1873. They appear to be undersize quarters until a coin dealer quotes a price on a fine specimen. Then one believes they must be solid gold.
They were first coined in 1875 with Philadeplhia producing about 40,000, Carson City over 130,000, and San Francisco 1,155,000. In the next year Philadelphia coined less than 16,000 and Carson City an even 10,000. In the two following years dies were made and proofs struck, but none of the coins was regularly issued to the public. The 1876 coins of Carson City are the most desirable and very fine specimens are priced at from $300 to $500.
Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. -------Chamfort.
At a Meeting of the Coronation Celebration Committee, it was decided that the Citizens of Grand Falls be asked to Fly as Many Flags as Possible on Coronation Day, May 12th; also that every Child attending the Parade on that Day, come Provided with a Flag.
We respectfully request the co-operation of everyone in helping to make as good a showing as possible.
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