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The Grand Falls Advertiser
February 1937

NOTE: I wish to inform you that I'm typing the articles as they are printed in the paper. I'm using capital letters and the same spelling as it was used in the original articles.


Feb. 8, 1937.

Further Burglaries But No Losses!

Botwood Railway Office and Shoemakers Shop Entered and Ransacked.

Two Youths Apprehended in Connection With Breaks.
Interest in the series of local lootings was further maintained on Friday night Jan. 29th, when the office of the Botwood Railway and the Shoe Repair Shop of W. J. Cochrane was entered and thoroughly ransacked. The former place came in for such a complete overhauling that the regular work of the office was held up for some time. Besides littering the office with books and papers and spilling ink over the whole place, some important private letters belonging to Mr. Mitchell, the local Railway Manager, were stolen and to-date have not been recovered. To a representative of this paper woo saw the condition of the office it appeared that vandalism of the most unadulterated vintage was the motive for this break.

The breaking into the shoe repair shop of Mr. W. J. Cockrane off high Street, which happened on the same night, resulted in two youths, residents of this town being apprehended and held for questioning. Early on the morning of Saturday Jan. 30, in answer to a phone call from a resident near the shoe repair shop the police were successful in catching the two young men and as a result of their further investigatios the bulk of the goods stolen from the E. V. Royal Stores on the night of Dec. 20, was recovered. The investightions of the Police further to the arrest of the two youths solved the mystery of the breaking into of Jubilee Hall and the Vestry of Holy Trinity Church as well.

With little or no clews on which to base the investigation the Police are to be commended on clearing up what was beginning to be a very serious and aggravating problem.

Grand Falls Couple Married in Detroit

Travelling all the way to Detroit from Newfoundland so that their wedding ceremony might be performed in the presence of friends in that city, a young couple left on their wedding trip which took them back home on Friday, January 29th.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Sibley of 15387 Kentucky Ave., acted as hosts and wedding attendants to the couple. The bride was Muriel Noftall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Noftall, and the groom was W. T. Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Howell of Grand Falls.

They were wed December 30th at the Metropolitan M. E. Church by Rev. Dr. S. M. Rice. The bride wore a silver lame gown fashioned in princess lines with coronation blue accessories. She wore a corsage of talisman roses. A reception followed at the Book-Cadillac Hotel for a few friends.

The trip was taken in preference to a home town wedding with the consent of the parents because the couple had long wanted to visit Mr. and Mrs. Sibley whom they had known in Newfoundland.

Before returning home Mr. and Mrs. Howell visited friends in Toronto and Peterboro.
Evening Telegram

4,000 Tons Paper at West Terminal.
800 Tons Moved to St. John's For Shipment.

The railway has moved to Port aux Basque from Corner Brook 4,000 tons of newsprint manufactured by the International Power and Paper Company. One steamer S.S. Field, has already sailed with newsprint.

From Grand Falls the railway has now moved to St. John's some 800 tons of newsprint manufactured by the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company, Ltd. The first steamer to load at the railway pier is the S.S. Esmond, which is now at this port.

Tells Racy Story About Steeplejack Well Known Here

In a featured article published in the Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Floyd Gibbons, famous newspaper correspondent, has told a racy story about a steeplejack who is well known at Grand Falls and here. The subject of the story is John F. Bryan, of Homeville, Pennsylvania, son of Daniel and Mrs. Bryan, of Corner Brook, and Gibbons' yarn deals with an experience which befell Bryan in July, 1928.

The story tells how John F. Bryan, working as a chimney repair man for an engineering company in Pittsburgh, became marooned on a smokestack two hundred and seventy-five feet in the air, and how he managed to escape from his perilous position by directing his own rescue. According to the story told by Gibbons, Bryan was sent, with others, on a job to Hopeville, Virginia, one day in July, 1928. The job was a ticklish one, even for a steeplejack, as the top 15 feet of the 275 foot stack was not equipped with a ladder. In cases like this the steeplejacks have to scale the stack. When the scaffolding is built at the top the men are hoisted up in a "bosun's chair," one at a time.

On the day of Bryan's exciting experience, he was the first to be hoisted up. While he stood on the top waiting for another man to be brought up he suddenly became aware that the fall of the ropw had gone through the pulley, leaving him a prisoner on the top of the stack. Fortunately the stack was not in use and no smoke was bothering him. Crowds had gathered on the gound below, and he hoped that someone would get an idea that would help to rescue him. Suddenly Bryan's eye caught a floating speck of colour in the crowd. It was a toy balloon held by a little boy. John caught his breath. An idea had struck him, and he cupped nervous hands to his mouth.

In an instant he was screaming his idea to the anxious men below. In half an hour the men had many specks of colour in their hands, toy balloons which they sent up through the inside of the stack. When the ballons reached the top, the marooned Steeplejack cut them loose from the precious silk thread that trailed behind. At a signal from below he pulled up the thread and a cord appeared. At the other end of the cord was strong rope. This he pulled up also. He then tied the rope securely and slid to the ground safety amid the cheers of the crowd.

Accompanying the article was a photograph of Mr. Byran. The Humber Herald, January 30th.

Across the Blue Line!

Last week we had the visit of the Carbonear team, and a four game series with them. They proved their mettle by defeating three of our teams, as follows: C.C.C. by a score of 4 to 2; C.L.B. by a score of 8 to 7, and Wanderers by the one-sided score of 15 to 7. They were defeated by the Guards on Tuesday night to the tune of 10 to 3. The team were loud in their praises of the treatment accorded them by the people who accommodated them during their visit here, and asked "The Advertiser" to express their appreciation through this column. Thank you very much folks.

C.L.B. vs Guards

On Monday night, Guards defeated C.L.B. by a score of 11 to 6. The game was very closely contested for the first two periods, with the Guards standing the pace well to notch up a big lead in the third period. The score by periods was:
First Period ----- Guards 5, C.L.B. 3.
Second Period ----- Guards 8, C.L.B. 6.
Third Period ----- Guards 11, C.L.B. 6.

C.L.B. Visit Corner Brook

On Tuesday morning our C.L.B. team left for Corner Brook to play their brigade comrades in a series of games.

Those making the trip were as follows----Manager: J. Dawe; Goal: Sheppard; Defence: Scott, Lane, Pitcher, Brain; Forwards: Bartle, B. Bartle, G. Scott, Thorne, Irish, E. Dwyer. The C.L.B. of Corner Bk. returned here on Friday morning to play a return series of three games here on Friday, Saturday and Monday nights.

Guards Defeat C.C.C. To Gain League Leadership

On Wednesday night the Guards defeated the C.C.C. to gain the top berth in the League, and a strong hold on the championship. The game by periods was as follows:

First Period
Th game opened slowly, each team playing cautious hockey, feeling out each other. After five minutes the Guards began to press, and from a mix up near the blue line, Wilkinson opened the scoring: Guards 1, C.C.C. 0. The C.C.C. began to warm up and Power, McDonald and Anstey, playing nice combination, failed to penetrate the Guards defence. With the Dwyer line on for the Guards, Norman scores the second goal with a shot from right wing, which beat Hanlon. Guards 2, C.C.C. 0. The period ends with no further scoring.

Second Period
It's now or never for the C.C.C. and they come out determined to pull down the Guards lead. For ten minutes they outskated and outplayed the Guards, with Power, McDonald playing nicely together. The game warmed up very quickly and the referee had no cinch to watch everything. C.C.C. scored their first goal after five minutes play when Power sets up McDonald inside Guards defence. Guards 2, C.C.C. 1. They keep pressing and Power scored No. 2, when he back-handed one into the net after skating around the goal. Guards 2, C.C.C. 2. The game now even, and excitement terrific. Guards began to play faster and better, Norman scores again with a hard shot from outside the blue line. Guards 3, C.C.C. 2. The period ended with no further scoring.

Third Period
This period is the best of the game and no one can say which team is going to win. Wide open hockey is being played and the puck is never dead. C.C.C. are the aggressors, Power sets up McDonald again and belts one past Dwyer to deadlock the game for the second time. The Guards, nothing daunted, lug it back, but Hanlon is saving well and they can't get one past him. Power is penalized for hooking and the Guards put on the gang play but C.C.C. fight desperately to shove off defeat and the Guards fail to score in Powers absence when "Mousey" comes back he goes well out to win and C.C.C. get inside Guards defence, passes to McDonald but "Mac." misses a chance to sew up the game when he drills one over the bar. The period ends with the game deadlocked.

Ten Minute play-off.
Under the new rule a tied score at the end of the third period calls for ten minutes over-time. After a rest they come back on the Guards like a charge. Wilkinson scores No. 4 for the Guards with a short shot just gets past the goal line, many, fans thought it was not in but the man with the best chance to see it, flashes the red light. Guards 4 C.C.C. 3. C.C.C. play their heads off to get the goal back, but their fast light forward line is feeling the pace of a game which has been a desperate fight all the way. Guards score again on a nice bit of combination Norman to Dwyer. The play-off and game ends: Guards 5, C.C.C. 3.

The work of McPherson and Dackers on Guards defence and Dwyer in Guards goal, in the writer's opinion, won them the game. Norman was also very effective for Guards. Power was outstanding for C.C.C. and McDonald also deserves special mention. It was anyone's game. A great game to the end.

Note of Thanks

Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Reid, and family, of Bishop's Falls, wish to sincerely thank all who expressed sympathy and rendered help at the time of the death of their son and brother Wallace.

For Acts of Kindness:---Major and Mrs. Lodge, Dr. Little, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cornick, Mrs. Lewis Thorne, Harold Temple, Allan Deering, Mr. and Mrs. Arch. Rideout, James Thorne, Mrs. Stephen Deering, George Budgell, Gordon Budgell, James Hillier, Mrs. Nelson Wiseman.

For Wreaths:------Amalgamated School, S.A. Sunday School, Teaching Staff, Amalgamated Schoo; Day-School Classmates, S.A. Life Saving Scouts and Guards, Bishop's L.O.L. No. 203, Mill Shift (of which Mr. Reid is foreman), Make-Peace Lodge, L.O.B.A., S.A. Home League, J. J. Kennedy and family, Major and Mrs. Cornick, (Grand Falls); Goodyear Humber Stores, J. W. Whiteway and Staff, Mr. and Mrs. James Thorne, A. S. Whalen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Rendell, Mrs. George Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Healey and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rideout, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John Pretty, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thorne, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Pretty, Grand Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Budgell, Mrs. H. Simms and Mrs. Alfred Rideout, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Max Pretty, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skeffington, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Norman, Grand Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ben. King and family, Gerald Lodge, Edgar Deering and Winston Thorne, Allen Reid, Edward Thomas, Ida Reid, Grand Falls; Madge Colbourne, Susie Dalley, Lloyd Burry.

For Cards----Minnie, Eva and Fronie Stickland, St. John's; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Snelgrove, Grand Falls; Verdun H. and Mrs. Tilley, Madge Colbourne, H. and Mrs. Hiscock, Grand Falls; Miss Maud Brett, St. John's; Mr. and Mrs. S. Bouzane, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Rideout, Jr., J. J. and Mrs. Kennedy, W. J. Crocker and family, Grand Falls; Minnie Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. H. Simms and family, Bert Bouzane.

For Letters:----Victoria Lodge, L.O.B.A., Grand Falls; Adjt. and Mrs. Porter, Bay Roberts; Comdt. and Mrs. Cole, Deer Lake; Lieut-Colonel Tilley, St. John's.

For Telegrams:----Mr. and Mrs. Bramwell Thompson, Botwood; Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Reid, Dildo; Major and Mrs. Robbins, Corner Brook; Adjt. and Mrs. Wight, Dildo.

May your granaries be full,
And your rats empty, and your
Chickens plump, and your envious
neighbours lean, and your laborers busy,
and you as idle and as happy as the day is long.
------------Charles Lamb.

(By Our Special Correspondent)

February 11, 1937


On Saturday, February the 6th a dance and handcrafts sale was held in the Star Hall in aid of the R.C. Church. The affair was well attended and proved a splendid success.

A dance and pancake supper was held on February 8th, also in the Star Hall, this time in aid of the C. of E. Church. This affair too was a great sucess, affording a very pleasant evening to those fortunate enough to be present, as well as turning in funds to the sponsors.

The U.C. Hall was the scene of gaiety on Shrove Tuesday, February 9th when an unusally fine soup supper and sale of work was held in aid of the U.C. Church. It must have been very gratifying to the organizers of the Social to find their efforts attended by so much success. This affaire brought to a noble finish all festivities until after the Lenten season.


The Buchan's Mining Company announced on February 8th, that all their emplyees had received an increase in wages of from 6% to 7%,which took effect February 1st, 1937. This was very pleasant news, and one and all were much gratified.

Feb. 20th, 1937

Incorporated under the laws of Newfoundland

1, Church Hill, St.John's, Newfoundland.

11, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London S.W.I.

New York Agency: 274, Madison Avenue, New York City.


  • Dr. A. C. Tait, B.A., (Cambridge) L.R.C.S., L.F.P. & S. St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • Thomas Ricketts, Esq., V.C., M.R.S., Druggist, St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • A. St. J. Moray-Seaforth, Esq., M.A., L.L.B., President and Managing Director, British Professional and General Insurance Company, Limited, St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • H. H. Porter, Ewq., Merchant, Petries, Newfoundland.
  • J. M. Noel, Esq., Publisher, Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
  • C. H. Forbes, Esq., M.P.S., Ross Drug-United-Stores, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • Frank Freeborn, Esq., Structural Engineer, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
  • J. W. T. Patton, M.D., F.A.C.S., Truro, Nova Scotia.
  • Captain A. E. Balfour, Chairman, Group Insurances, Limited, London, S.W.I.
  • E. C. Davey, Insurance Broker, 11 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London, S.W.I.
  • H. G. Bushell, Donheadnear, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England.

  • General Manager for Great Britain and Northern Ireland H. G. Bushell.
  • Superintendent of Agencies at Head Office: Alexander Moray-Seaforth.
  • AUDITORS Coles and Marshall, 37, Walbrook, London, E.C.4.
  • SECRETARY A. C. Tait, B.A., St. John's, Nfld.
  • SOLICITORS L. R. Curtis, K.C., St. John's, Newfoundland.
    Arthur R. Lake, 14, Waterloo Place, London, S.W.I.
    Appel and Tannerbaum, 342, Madison Avenue, New York.
  • President and General Manager A. ST. J. MORAY-SEAFORTH.

The shares of the Company are now being offered to the public for Subscription at Fifty Dollars ($50) per share.

Applications may be made at head office 1, Church Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland, or W. F. Lambe, Grand Falls Station, Grand Falls.

Here's another half page ad.


10,000 shares of the par value of $5.00 each in the capital of the
(Incorporated under the Newfoundland Companies Act.)
The Company owns and is at present developing the Galena deposits on a property situated at Fluer-de-Lys.
Full particulars of the offering and a copy of the Prospectus may be obtained from

The Secretary,
Newfoundland Lead Company Ltd.,
Exchange Building,

Paralytic Stroke While Watching Game.

During the hockey game between the Guards and C.L.B. at the rink on Monday night last, Mr.Thomas House, Sr. was seized with a paralytic stroke in his right arm and leg and had to be removed to his home at the Parish Hall. Because of his illness the C. of E. Parish Church Association deemed it wise to cancell their Card Party scheduled for Tuesday 2nd. At this writing Mr. House's condition, we are glad to learn, is slightly improved.

Harold Gross to go to Buchans
Will Spend a Week Coaching Team at That Town.

Coach Harold Gross has been booked for Buchans immediately after he leaves the city on February 15th and will spend a week in the mining-town. Buchans is to make a very strong bid for the Western and Newfoundland hockey championships this year, and evidently intends to leave nothing to chance that can be done to improve their fine team.

Both Buchans and Grand falls had asked for Mr. Gross's services on his way home across country. Buchans got to their wired booking first for his services from the 16th to the 22nd. Grand Falls may also avail of his services after that date, as many Bishop's Falls and Corner Brook.

There is some doubts as to whether Mr. Gross can secure longer leave of absence, since he had so much trouble getting away from the required month, but it is hoped he will be able to arrange matters by wire on his return to town. His schedule has definitely to be fixed early next week.

The Western towns will presumably be in their championship play-offs very shortly. The series in St. John' is scheduled for March 1st-3rd.

Cotton Ball To-Night

The Catholic Girl's League have finalized matters for their annual Cotton Ball which takes place tonight at the K. of C. Hall. Gaining in popularity each year, the Cotton Ball tonight will have an added attraction in that it is the last big dance before Lent.


In the matter of the estate of Charles Goldman, late of Grand Falls, Peddler, deceased.
All persons claiming to be creditors of or who have any claims or demands upon or affecting the estate of Charles Goldman late of Grand Falls, Peddler, deceased, are requested to send particulars of same in writing duly attested to Michael Cohen, in care of Messrs. S. Cohen & Sons, Grand Falls, Administrator of the said estate, on or before the 27th day of February A.D. 1937, after which date the said Administrator will proceed to distribute the said estate, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice.

Dated at St. John's, this 19th day of January, A.D. 1937.
Solicitors for Administrator.

Another full page ad.


This is the 37th Anniversary of my practice of Optometry. On this occasion I am making a SPECIAL OFFER of my Service to the Eye Sufferers of Grand Falls & Vicinity for First Quality Glasses including my Scientific Test at the LOWEST PRICE ever known in the History of Optometry $6.75 & up; also, Frames $2.00 up, for this month only. Terms: CASH.

Needless to tell you that my reputation as a First Class Optometrist has long been established. Your Friends who had their Eyes attended to by me in the past will testify to my absolute reliability. If your Eyes are gining you any trouble Don't Delay for tomorrow you may be too late. If you can't see this see me.

Don't miss this Great Opportunity, let me help you, as I helped thousands of other Sufferers.

Your Permanent Optometrist & Optician with a practice of more than 36 years.
For Appointments Phone 152W.
Opposite Grand Falls Station.

Buchans Notes.
(By our Special Correspondent.)

February 4th, 1937.
The Andopians Dramatic Troup from Grand Falls visited here on Jan. 9th, and staged a Three Act Comedy, entitled "Third Time Lucky" in aid of the Permanent Marine Disaster Fund. The people who were fortunate enough to see this play were well satisfied with both the play and the performers.

The Senior Hockey Teams, the Mill, the Miners and the Mechanics, are now playing the second round of the series which they are scheduled to play. The Mill Team is leading with 10 points, the Mechanics 6, and the Miners 4.

The first team to visit here this season was the Carbonear Hockey team, which arrived in town, Jan. 22nd, and played two games on Jan. 22nd and 23rd, Buchans being victorious in both bouts. The results of the games were as follows: Jan. 22, Buchans 9; Carbonear 6. Jan. 23, Buchans 7; Carbonear 3.

It is expected and hoped that a Bay Roberts team will visit here next week and play a couple of games.


Eric Glavine of the Mine Dept. met with a painful accident on Jan. 22, when he was struck with a bar, which broke his jaw bone. At the time he was engaged in the Mines, getting ore out of a chute. He had to proceed to St. John's for treatment, and is now a patient in the Grace Hospital. His friends wish him a speedy recovery.

Bram Polliett of the Mill Dept. also recently received some face injuries while at work in the Mill on Feb. 2nd, and as a result he was confined to the Hospital for a couple of days.


Mrs. Denis Glavine, who accompanied her son Eric to St. John's, when he proceeded there for treatment, necessitated by an accident he suffered in the Mines,returned to town Feb. 2nd.

Mr. J. T. Shurman, Mill Superintendent, who spent the past six weeks in U.S.A., returned to Buchans on Feb. 1st.

Mr. Gordon Bradley, D.M. of Grand Falls paid his first official visit to Buchans on Jan. 19th, and Court was held in the Star Hall on Jan. 19, and 20th.

Mr. Michael Head, formerly of Pilley's Island. N.D.B., who has been absent from Nfld. for thirty years, spent a couple of weeks here in Jan. visiting friends.


Caught Between Rollers------Machine Hand was Instantly Killed

Shortly after the midnight-shift began on Sunday a.m., February 14th, while agout his work on No. 7 machine in the A.N.D. Company's mill here, John Lannon, aged 30, a fourth hand worker on the machine, in some manner unknown to the other members of the machine crew, became caught between two oppositely revolving rollers and was instantly killed.

The deceased, who was unmarried, was the eldest son of Mr. Wm. Lannon, roadmaster for the A.N.D. Co., and was well known and highly respected throughout the community. His many friends, fellow-workers and acquaintances were greatly shocked at his sudden and tragic passing. John Lannon was decidedly well liked by his fellow-workers and was generally conceded by all to be an efficient and careful worker. He was a member of the Grand Falls Local of the International Brotherhood of Papermakers, and of the Notre Dame Council, K. of C.

The funeral, which took place from his late residence, Beaumont Avenue, at 4:30 p.m. Sunday following the fatality, was largely attended by hundreds of mill workers, the Management and Department Heads, and townspeople, and was one of the largest funerals ever seen here.

The passing of the eldest son and brother came as a stunning blow to his family, particularly as they had, but a short time previously, mourned the loss of a loving wife and mother. To the stricken family this paper extends deepest sympathy.


The Girl Guide Association is holding a Bridge Series, consisting of five games, one a week. The series is well attended and is offering some very pleasant afternoons to the loyal supporters of the worthy cause. The money secured will go towards filling a long-felt need, a building for the use of the Girl Guides, where they can have better facilities for learning better Guiding. The series began last week, and the first game was held at the home of Mrs. Hanson, Hill Road. The game this week is being held at Mrs. Ripley's, Hill Road. The prizes are being donated by Mrs. V. S. Jones, who has always been a gracious and generous supporter of the Girl Guides.


During the past week Ranger Bulter, who is stationed at Lewis-porte, arrested a man named Bartlett for a series of offences committed in that locality, and brought him to Grand Falls where he will stand trial before District Magistrate Bradley.

The arrested man is an old offender, and had just finished sentence for complicity in the breaking in the Jewellery Store here some time last year.


Trinity College Of Music Theory Results

There was great rejoicing at the Notre Dame when the Convent pupils who took the Theory of Music exams in December received their results. Nineteen secured honours and six passed with merit. Sincere congratulations to all!

Anita Hennessey----------91 Honours.
Phyllis Cater----------------90 Honours.
Kevin Anstey----------------89 Honours
Jerome Maloney-----------89 Honours
Nancy O'Flynn--------------88 Honours
Arthur Hennessey---------87 Honours
Claude Griffin----------------83 Pass with Merit.
Bridie Murray----------------82 Pass with Merit.
Ethel Cooke-----------------79 Pass with Merit.
Constance Jackman-----75 Pass with Merit.

Gertrude Delaney--------------100 Honours
Betty Goodyear----------------- 98 Honours
Desmond French--------------- 97 Honours.
Clara Flood----------------------- 97 Honours.
Jean Hiscock-------------------- 94 Honours.
Rosie Whalen------------------- 85 Honours.

Roy Murphy-----------------------95 Honours.
Brendan Davis--------------------91 Honours.
Donald Blackmore--------------88 Honours.
James Wall------------------------88 Honours.
Alan Murray------------------------87 Honours.
Billie Browne-----------------------85 Honours.
James Molloy----------------------86 Honours.
Daphne Noseworthy-------------82 Pass with Merit.
Reggie Davis-----------------------82 Pass with Merit.


In the Internation Competition of the Sloan-Duployan Shorthand Society, Glasgow, held in December, nineteen pupils secured Diplomas for Accuracy and six received Diplomas for Speed, (100 words per minute.)

Miss Jessie Bishop was awarded a gold-centted medal in the Speed Competition, and Miss Gertrude Connors and Miss Myrtis Budgell a silver medal each for Accuracy.

Miss Flora McFarlane was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Speed, and Miss Dorothy Noel and Miss Maisie Gaulton, Certificates of Merit for Accuracy.

The following received Diplomas,
Miss Jessie Bishop
Miss Flora McFarlane.
Miss Ruby Ogilivie
Miss Mary Peattie
Miss Ethel Nichols.
Miss Nellie Lindahl
Miss Jennie Lind.

Miss Myrtis Budgell
Miss Gertrude Connors.
Miss Dorothy Noel.
Miss Maisie Gaulton
Miss Gertrude O'Keefe.
Miss Dorothy Duggan.
Miss Leon Gardiner.
Miss Effie King.
Miss Ruth Way.
Miss Sadie Ball.
Miss Doris Nichols.
Miss Hilda Gillette.
Miss Effie Moss.
Miss Shirley Locke.
Miss Dorothy McHugh.
Miss Doris Parsons.
Miss Melita Fudge.
Master Eric Taylor.
Master Gerald Whalen.
Well done! Congratulations!


On Sunday, February 14th, St. Valentine's Day, Mrs. Granter, whi is residing with her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Bugden, Junction Road, celebrated her 80th birthday. Mrs. Granter has many friends in Grand Falls and they rejoiced that she was so hale and hearty and could thoroughly enjoy the celebrations of the attainment of her four-score years.

Mrs. Granter is an example of the best in Newfoundland womanhood, strong, steadfast and courageous----a type that seems to be passing, for, one wonders, how many of this present generation will attain the honourable age of tour-score years.

Mrs. Granter is lucky in being able to spend her declining years with two of her daughters, Mrs. Bugden; and Mrs. L. Burry, one time popular proprietress of the now vanished Exploits Hote. Mrs. Burry, after many active years in the service of the public is taking a well-earned rest with her sister, Mrs. A. B. Bugden.

To the congratulations of Mrs. Granter's many friends, this paper belatedly joins.


In a notice posted by the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co., Ltd., on Thursday, 18th inst., it was announced that all employees salaries would be subject to a 5% increase as from February 14th. It was also announced that the minumum hourly rate would be increased from 33 cents per hour to 36 cents.


At a meeting of the Cadets Hockey Team on Sunday night, it was decided not to have the team visit St. John's and Bell Island this year, as was possible last season. Several members of the team are unable to secure a release for their positions, and it is not desired to have a weak team make the trip. Another factor affecting the decision to remain home, is out of respect for their fellow player, Billy Lannonm, who is in mourning for his brother's tragis passing last week.


During the past tweek, Mr. Max Andrews, of Point Leamington, who is contracting at Peter's Waters, met with a painful accident when he broke his collar bone.


The following, pupils of Mrs. Ray Southcott, Hill Road, took the music theory exams and passed successfully in the honours division of Preparatory Grade.

Tommie Southcott----------94
Phyllis Hicks------------------91
John Grace--------------------87
Gertrude Griffin---------------86


Miss Alice Dickey arrived by yesterday's morning's train to hold classes in Household Science during the next few weeks. Miss Dickey comes to us from the Department of Adult Education, with the highest recommendations as a fully-qualified, specially trained Household Science Teacher, and she comes here by arrangement with the School Boards of Grand Falls Academy and Notre Dame Academy.

This action on the part of the School Boards of Grand Falls is a very excellent one indeed, and one, no doubt, which will be greatly appreciated by all those who find it convenient to avail themselves of this splendid opportunity to secure specialized training in the household arts. This is not the first time that the School Boards of Grand Falls have sponsored the Adult Education Movement here. A few years ago they very graciously and generously backed Night Schools, which were held under the auspices of the Newfoundland Adult Education Association.

Miss Dickey has held classes and lectures in several places in Newfoundland, and her efforts have always been warmly received and crowned with phenomenal success. In many places she had to cope with poverty, and the lassitude that inevitably follows in its wake. Here she will find a very different state of affairs, her work should be considerably easier and crowned with even greater success than ever before-----though it does not always follow that prosperity engenders enthusiasm.

The classes are open to all women and girls in Grand Falls, ?u?ntot to school girls. Yesterday afternoon at 3 p.m., a public meeting of women and girls was held in the Town Hall, and the teacher, Miss Dickey, gave a splendid address, in which she outlined her plans and began the organization of the classes.

Mr. L. R. Cooper acted as chairman and introduced Miss Dickey. Rev. Fr. Finn gave a short interesting address, and Mr. Ripley added some very instructive remarks to what had previously been said.


Reverend Father Casey, of Fortune Harbour, was in town during the week.

Mr. Thomas Browne, Suvla Road, who has been ill during the past three weeks, is now very much improved.

Mrs. A. V. Rose, who entered the Lady Northcliffe Hospital last week for treatment, is now well on the road to recovery.

During the past week Mr. Jim Hannaford has been in St. John's on a visit to his mother, Mrs. Stephen Hannaford, who was for so long a resident of this town. Her many friends here will be sorry to learn that she has not been so well lately.

For some time past Mrs. J. Manuel has been in St. John's with her mother who is seriously ill.

Mr. Thomas Browne, Suvla Road, who has been ill during the past three weeks in now very much improved.

Mr. Mike Shallow's many friends will be glad to know that he is now fully recovered from his recent operation. He is remaining at St. John's for a short while, where he is renewing many old friendships.

The bus drivers are to be commended for their fine spirit in dediring to make the Station Road a safer and more comfortable thoroughfare over which to ride. They all chipped in and had some very rough places levelled off, thus improving the situation considerably.

During the progress of the first hockey game between Grand Falls and Buchan's, Maurice Power, a member of the Cadet team, was injured and rushed to hospital, where it was found his injury was not of a serious nature.

Lieutenant J. H. Walwyn, son of His Excellency, the Governor, will visit the icefields this spring says that St. John's Evening Telegram. He will sail in S.S. Imogene and will be accompanied by Mr. Derek Bowring.

Sergeant Hefford, of Botwood, went to St. John's by Friday's express having in custody a prisoner, who was sentenced to two years in the Penitentiary for a serious offence.


Acting Sgt. Efford arrive by express from Botwood bringing a prisoner to serve 12 months' imprisonment. Sgt. Efford reports that whilst there is a fairly good slide path between Botwood and Grand Falls, motor cars have been able to operate between these points all through the winter.

It is expected that extensive repairs to the paper pier at Botwood will begin shortly and this will give a lot of employment to the men of the place.

Botwood is the trans-Atlantic seaplane base and preparations for the service are considerably advanced. Eight aerial masts have been erected and communication established with headquarters on the other side of the Atlantic. Staff houses have been erected and are now occupied by the officials.
-------The Evenign Telegram.

Feb. 20, 1937.

Across the Blue Line!

An "all star" team from Buchans visited here on Friday and Saturday last and played a series of games with a picked team here. The games were very closely contested and resulted in each team winning a game. At this time the games are too far away to merit a complete write up, so we will content ourselves with a short review of each game.

Buchans vs.Grand Falls
First Game
First Period

The game opened with Grand Falls on the offensive and for the first ten minutes play was confined to Buchans territory, but Grand Falls failed to find the net. When the garrage lifted, Trerise made a rink length run and scored the opener for Buchans. However, Grand Falls again took the offensive and before the period ended, scored twice; the first by McPherson on a pass from A. Dwyer, and the other by McDonald, on a pass from Power. The period ended: Grand Falls 2, Buchans 1.

Second Period
Grand Falls came uot playing heads up hockey and Power again sets up McDonald to make the score 3 to 1. Buchans scored again on a beautiful pass, Godden to Veitch. Power and Anstey combined well and Power scored on Anstey's assist. Eldred White got away one of his hard shots and scored No. 3 for Buchans. The period ends: Grand Falls 4, Buchans 3.

Third Period
Buchans went out to win and quickly tie up the score on a pass out from behind the net, Godden to Wilcox. They scored again on a nice bit of combination, Veitch to Godden to Percy. From a mix-up near the right boards A. Dwyer back lifts one into the net. Grand Falls 5, Buchans 5. Buchans again caught Grand Falls defence off guard and scored on a pass from behind the net. They make it 7 to 6, when Godden and Veitch work the criss-cross play, Veitch doing the scoring. Grand Falls go all out to even the score and Anstey scores No. 6 on a pass from Power. They played hard during the dying moments of the game, but fail to score the equalizer, and the game ended: Buchans 7, Grand Falls 6. The game was handled by Mr. Ron Hayward, and the line-up of the teams was as follows:

  • Manager: McKinlay
  • Goal: P. Veitch, (Hunt)
  • Defence: Rowsell, Trerise, Hancock.
  • Forwards: C. Veitch, Godden, Wilcox, Colyer, Martin, White, Percy.
Grand Falls
  • Manager: K. Goodyear.
  • Goal: Dwyer, (Sheppard).
  • Defence: McPherson, Dackers, Lannon.
  • Forwards: Dawe, A. Dwyer, Norman, Power, McDonald, Anstey, Thorne.

Second Game
First Period

The second game was Grand Falls from the start, and our boys took the lead early, to hold it to the end of the game. The game featured nice combination and was played on the fastest sheet of ice to date. Playing conditions were ideal and Buchans players were very loud in their praises of the sheet of ice. The score by periods was as follows: First period: Grand Falls 5, Buchans 2. Second period: Grand Falls, 8, Buchans 4. Third Period: Grand Falls 10, Buchans 8. The highlights of the game were the goal tending of Veitch, and the nice combination of Grand Falls forwards, particularly McDonald, A. Dwyer and Anstey. Mr. Ron Hayward was referee and the teams lined up as follows:

Grand Falls
  • Goal: Dwyer
  • Defence. Scott, Dackers, Lannon.
  • Forwards: McDonald, E. Shallow, Anstey, Dawe, A. Dwyer, Norman.


After Saturday night's game a smoker was held at the Cabot House in honour of the Buchans team. The refreshments were catered by Mrs. Moore and her capable staff, and left nothing to be desired. Special guest were Mr. V. S. Jones, Mr. G. S. Pincott and Mr. Ron Hayward. The Buchans team were welcomed by Mr. K. Goodyear, and Mr. McKinlay, Buchans, manager, was heard in reply. The affair broke up in the early hours and was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.

Grand Falls Team Leave For Buchans.

A representative team from our league left here on Friday morning's ore train to play a return series of games with Buchans. Those making the trip were as follows:

  • Mr. Ron Hayward (referee).
  • Mr. E. M. Way, (manager).
  • Goal: Sheppard.
  • Defence: Scott, McPherson, Dackers.
  • Forwards: McDonald, Power, Anstey, Dawe, A. Dwyer, McFarlane, E. Shallow.

Erroneous Article

An article appeared in February 15th edition of one of the St. John's papers to the effect that Grand Falls Cadets had defeated Buchans team by a score of 10 to 8. The writer was in error as it was an "all-star" team which played against Buchans. In justice to the Cadets and to the Secretary of the Athletic Club, I think it only fair to state that the article in question did not originate from any reliable source here, either Cadet or Athletic Club.


The biggest and best equipped airport in the British Empire is being built in Newfoundland 60 miles from Botwood where the North Atlantic flying boat terminus is being prepared, says the London Evening News.

The airport will be the terminus of the North Atlantic landplane service which, it is confidently believed, will be the ultimate method of crossing the Atlantic.

Every sort of investigation is being made by the Air Ministry and Imperial Airways to determine the best way of overcoming the difficulties of the Atlantic. They are experimenting with flying boats, the Mayo Composite aircraft, and land planes.

14 Passengers.
Two of the landplanes are being built by the deHavilland Aircraft Company and are 200-mile-an-hour 14 passenger machines with a range of 3,000 miles.

The reason why landplanes are likely to prove the best method is because waterways in Newfoundland and Canada are frozen over for nearly six months in the year. This makes flying boat operation only a seasonal affair, whereas there is no difficulty in operating landplanes all the year round.

Owing to curious conditions some Canadian lakes do not freeze, but the spray tossed up by a flying boat when taking off freezes on the hull and wings immediately, making operation impracticable. At Botwood the water is frozen for six months every year, and a seasonal air service could not be tolerated.

The only real point in favour of the flying boat is the psychological security it gives to passengers over long stretches of open sea. It would, however, be more economical for Imperial Airways to operate flying boats in view of their new Empire flying boat policy, but they are sufficiently broadminded not to allow such a consideration to influence them if regularity of service is to suffer.

In anticipation of the turn of the tide, this great new airport is being built near Botwood. It is 1,500 yards in every direction and has four runaways 200 yards in width in which is inlaid an ingenious system of lights to guide a pilot landing and taking off in fog.

The Lorenz apparatus for blind landing is being installed together with the most elaborate system of radio and lighting at any airport in the world. The airport will be opened in September.

From here the service will run to Montreal and New York.
--------Humber Herald.

A1-----An expression derived from Lloyd's "Registry of Shipping," in which letters denote the quality of a ship's hull, and figures that of its equipment. A vessel registered A1 is of the first class in all respects.

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:----
L. Rosenberg-----President.
George Crosbie-----Vice-President.
P. McCormac--------Treasurer.
J. F. Cantwell, J.P.-----Sales Manager.
Chesley Crosbie------Director.
Hon. W. J. Halley------Director.
R. C. Goodyear-------Director.
J. D. Cameron---------Director.
Fred Pike--------------Director.
Kenneth Goodyear-----Director.
Dr. Rosenberg(England)---Director.

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. (there seems to be more of this but I must of missed it when I was photocopying.)

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.

Here's an ad for you.

The 25 Millionth FORD has just been built.

It HAS never occurred before in automobile history that 25 million cars of one make, bearing one name, have been manufactured under one management. The 25,000,000th Ford car rolled off the Ford Rouge Plant production line on January 18, 1937.

25 million cars since 1903....more than one third of all the cars ever built...

The experience gained in building 25,000,000 cars enables Ford to produce to-day a really superb motor car at a really low price----with the beauty, comfort, safety and performance of much more expensive cars.

The 1937 Ford V-* combines advanced design, all-steel body construction, extra body room, and brilliant brakes.

The 85-horsepower engine provides top performance with unusually good economy for its high power.

Local Agent For
Lincoln Zephyr and Ford Cars
Ford and International Trucks
Phone 68
Petries Hotel


Local Agent Makes First Sale In Nfld.
The new Lincoln-Aephyr, recently introduced to Grand Falls by Mr. Sam Wells, local agent for Lincoln-Aephyr and Ford Car, Ford and International Trucks; is said to be years ahead in motor car design and performance.

It comes to a new year with a year's supberb record behind it. It is still a new kind of car! Its unusual desigh----where body and frame are one-----began a new era in motor car construction. Its V-type, 12-cylinder engine offers an advanced type of performance. Its "flowing" ride creates a new conception of comfort. This car beings to the buyers of medium price automobiles Lincoln standards of excellence and Ford standards of value.

Mr. Wells, incidentally, has the honor of having made the first sale in Newfoundland of this out-standing car.

Police Concerned with Car Drivers

During the past week the Police have been keeping after a few careless car drivers for their apparent disregard of proper driving regulations. It is becoming a practice of late for several car owners to speed around town at night with buy one head light and no tail light. The Police are at present concerned with this dangerous method of driving, and due to the increasing number of such cases, a notice has been posted in the Post Office notifying car drivers that it will be unwise to operate their vehicles in future in a manner as reported above.

Feb. 27, 1937.

In Honour Of The Birthday Of Lord Baden-Powell

On the evening of February 22, the anniversary of the birthday of Chief Scout, Lord Baden-Powell, a banquet was given in Jubilee Hall to the boys of the local Scout Troup by the Local Committee and the Scouts Ladies' Auxiliary.

One hundred and thirty-five Scouts, Cubs and Rovers assembled on the School Grounds, High Street, at 6.45 and marched to Jubilee Hall, where they were received by the Committee and placed to their seats by the Scouts Band. The four long tables were very tastefully decorated and a supply of good things to cheer the heart of any healthy boy. After grace was sang by the boys, to the accompaniment of the Band, about one hundred and fifty persons, consisting of boys, members of the Committee and guests, sat down to the dinner.

A short toast list, interspersed with songs from special souvenir song sheets, under song leader Harry Baird; followed the repast. Committee Chairman, H. S. Windler, acted as Toastmaster, and proposed the first toast which was: "To the King." Secretary L. Moore then proposed the toast of the evening: "To the chief, Lord Baden-Powell." In his speech, Mr. Moore dealt briefly with the life-story of the Chief and gave a short history of the Scout Movement. Assistant Troup Scoutmaster R. N. Ripley, proposed the toast: "To Our Guests." He stated the importance of having the support of the citizens of the Town, and expressed on behalf of the boys and Committee, their appreciation for the interest and sympathy of those citizens who had been invited to join them on the present occasion.

Mr. H. C. Hanson responded to the toast for the guests and reviewed Scouting activities in Grand Falls in the early days of the movement just before the Great War. After the Band, which was in fine form, had given several stirring selections, Mr. Windler, on behalf of the Scouts and Committee, thanked the Ladies' Auxiliary for the splendid dinner which they had provided and arranged.

The last item on the programme was a short sketch, based on Scouting, bup on by the Scouts of the First Troup. The playlet and scenery were the work of Mrs. A. J. Christian.

The singing of "Auld Lang Syne" brought the formal programme to a close. The boys then left the tables and the older boys aided by members of the Band, gathered around the piano and enjoyed a sing-song.

The gathering broke up at ten o'clock and the boys left for their homes with a feeling that the evening had been a great success.


During the second round of the hockey schedule, Ken Wilkinson, centre player for the Guards team, injured his right knee cap and was ordered out of the game for the balance of the series. We are glad to be informed, however, that Ken is feeling normal again and expects to be back in the line-up to make the trip to St. John's with the Guards team the coming week.


Work at steel piling the paper wharf began Monday, February 15th. Mr. R. H. Southcott, is the engineeer.

Mr. Wm. Thompson returned from St. John's by Friday's express, where he had been on business.

Squadron Leader Pattison left by Friday's express for St. John's on business.

Thursday evening, February 18th, a public meeting was held in the Orange Hall to decide what steps are to be taken in regard to the Celebration of the Coronation of His Majesty King George VI. A general committee was formed and a sub-committee to draft a programme, and report back at a general meeting to be held March 11th.

Miss Margaret Dominic is at present spending a holiday with her father and brother.

Mr. G. Luff, salesman, was here during the week on business.

Mr. E. Maunder arrived during the week and registered at the Argyle Hotel.

Feb. 27, 1937.


The Grand Falls Corps of the Salvation Army will celebrate its twenty-seventh anniversary here with an appropriate programme; Colonel Tilley and Mrs. Tilley have arrived here especially for this occasion.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., a lecture will be delivered by Colonel Tilley. Mr. F. G. Bradley, District Magistrate, will be the chairman, assisted by other prominent citizens. A complete report of the celebrations will be contained in our next issue.


At the Staff House
Geo. Wm. McCluskey, St. John, N.B.
Ralph H. Davis, Moston, Mass. (I believe this was a typing mistake and should be Boston).
J. F. Montabone, Montreal, Que.

Cabot House
H. E. Maunder, St. John's
J. G. Bemister, St. John's.
J. Davis, St. John's.
C. O. Butler, St. John's.
J. R. Stick, St. John's.
P. J. Dobbin, St. John's
A. Duffey, St. John's.
E. M. Skiffington, St. John's.
Wm. McCarthy, St. John's.


This week's parade was cancelled by order of the O.C., so as to give all ranks an opportunity of attending the Children's Carnival at the Rink.

On Wednesday the Officers and Warant Officers held their monthly conference. The Adjutant presented his financial statement for the year ended December 31st, 1936, which showed the Company in a very good position.

Our weekly parades are held in the Gym. of the new High School, we find the Gym. unsatisfactory owing through the lack of rooms to carry on our staff work; the meeting decided to move back to the Brigade Hall. All ranks are requested to note the change, and Parade on Thursday, March 4th in the Brigade Hall at 7.30p.m.
Carry on, C.L.B.


On Tuesday night Constables Bond and Pittman finished their investigation concerning the larceny of goods belonging the E.V. Royal Stores (this larceny must not be confused with the theft of the same store on December 20th, for which two youths are still in custody, pending trial) and arrested two young men and placed them in the lock-up. On Wednesday morning the men were up before District Magistrate Bradley and one was sentenced to serve three months, and the other six months, in the Penitentiary with hard labour. The theft of the goods occurred a few months ago, and the Police following a clue succeeded in making the arrests. It was revealed in Court that the man who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment, stole the goods and gave same to the second person, who had a past record for larceny, and who, in conseequence was sentenced to six months for receiving stolen goods.

One of the two youths who were arrested in connection with the robberies of December 20th, 1936 and January 18th, 1937, is at present receiving medical attention at the Hospital, and the enquiry into those same robberies has had to be deferred until such time as the youth is sufficiently recovered for such proceeding.


On Wednesday afternoon the firemen were called to the town dump where a blaze was in progress in the shed of the incinerator. The shed was an old structure and it was completely destroyed. It is learned that the fire was caused by the furnace overheating.


The drawing for the Pedigree Bullock which was conducted to assist in raising funds for the new R.C. Church at the Station, took place on Tuesday night and resulted in Mr. Joseph Edwards winning this valuable prize. We understand Mr. Edwards very graciously donated the prize again.


On Thursday afternoon, Eli Gillingham, 23-year-old trapper, resident of Gander Lake, was before District Magistrate Bradley on a charge of having Moose meat in his possession. The man pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 30 days or a fine of $20.

The man was brought to Grand Falls by Ranger N. Goulding.


Const. Pittman left by Friday's express with two prisoners for the Penitentiary, who will serve sentences for the larceny of goods from the E.V. Royal Stores, Ltd.

Miss Jean Vivian, of Trinity Bay, who had been visiting relatives here, left during the week for her home.

Mr. A. G. Ogilvie, manager of the Exploits Valley Royal Stores, Ltd., is at present visiting New York on a business trip.

We congratulate Art Lemoine of the C.L.B. Baseball team, on his recent marriage to Miss Alma Brown.

We are pleased to learn that Eddie Raines, prominent boxing enthusiast, is recovering from an illness caused by tonsilitis.

Feb. 27, 1937.


On Thursday night past the Annual Carnival for children was held in the rink, and was a very successful affair. Upwards of 150 children attended in costume and the judges had a most difficult time selecting the winners.

1 Jeanette Powell
2 Carol Bradbury
3 Vera Morgan

Margery Windler
Gertrude Delaney
Julia Parsons
Margaret Sheppard

Joan and Patsy Pitcher

1 William Eveleigh
2 Terry Goodyear
3 Jack Allen

Patk. Hennessey
Bobby Dawe
Harvey Windler
Sanford Lemoine

The following were the Judges-------
Mrs. V. S. Jones
Mrs. W. J. Short
Mrs. R. H. Hayward
Mr. L. R. Cooper
Mr. W. J. Short
Mr. R. H. Hayward

The Rink Committee wish to sincerely thank the Judges, also the Allied Candy Store, Grand Falls Drup Store, Mr. C. W. Horwood and Mr. M. J. O'Brien, for donations of prizes; and also those who in any way helped to make the carnival a success.


Wandering from port to port along the French coast and on the inland waterways is a queer craft designed as a floating chapel for mariners. Built on an old barge it has been specially designed to make seamen feel "at home" when at church. While many seaports throughout the world have their churches for sailors, these are built on land near the docks. Experience showed clergy working among French seamen that sailors were more at ease with the feel of a "rolling floor" under them and the floating Church, "Je Sers" (I Serve) has proven much more popular than the land chapels.

Serving sailors on Sundays, however, is only part of its mission. The garge chapel is also used as a meeting place for seamen throughout the week, providing entertainment, reading rooms with current newspapers, magazines and books, and other facilities of a club and keeping mariners who are ashore healthy amused.


Forty cases of whisky which were smashed in the crash of a truck on a highway near Memphis, Tenn., formed a pool in which Mrs. Irma Miller, an occupant of the vehicle, was drowned.

Order In Germany

The German Government has issued a decree ordering people who have old metal in their possession which they do not use professionally to surrender it to the Government Metal Bureau.

The metals mentioned are platinum, silver, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc.

Failure to obey involves imprisonment and fines.

Feb. 27, 1937.


William Lannon and Family wishes to thank all kind friends for their expressions of sympathy, especially the following:-----
Wreaths:-----Local 63, International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers; Local 88, International Brotherhood of Paper Makers; C.C.C., Electrical Workers, A.N.D. Co.; employees Wm. Spurrell.

Letters, Messages and Cards of Sympathy:-------A.N.D.Co., Ltd (V.S. Jones); Notre Dame Council, K. of C.; Local 88, International Brotherhood of Paper Makers; Grand Falls Athletic Club, George B. Cater, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hiscock and Family, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Shapleigh and Family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Down, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White, Mr. Clifford Power, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Power, Mrs. James Healey, Mr. and Mrs. E. Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. P. Brown, Mr. E. Way, Mr. and Mrs. M. Dormady, Mrs. Feaver, Misses Kitty and Beatrice Connors, Mr. J. Hannaford, Mr. and Mrs. M. Keough, Mr. and Mrs. P. Quinlan, Grand Falls; Mr. R. J. Connollly, Brigus; Mr. Thomas Arklie, Mr. James Arklie, Mr. K. M. McDonald, Mr. E. D. Pond, Mr. and Mrs. C. Rowe, Mr. S. Dominic and Family, Mr. J. Foote and Family, Mr. A. Nicholas and Family, Mr. James Pollard and Family, Botwood; Mr. D. White, Gambo; Mr. A. S. Rowsell, Millertown Junction; Mr. and Mrs. C. Barrett, Millertown Junction; Mr. and Mrs. J. Mullowney, Buchans' Junction; Mr. L. Hawco, Buchans; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Basha, Norris' Arm; Mr. J. Wall and Family, Glenwood; Mrs. E. LeMee, Mrs. Ed. Walsh, Thomas Lannon and Family, Mr. Arthur Johnson, St. John's; Richard Lannon and Family, Mr. Wm. Parsley, Mr. M. Wall, Hr. Main; Miss Anastatia Brown, Mr. B. Hawco, Mr. A. Hawco, Mr. and Mrs. M. Styles, Bell Island.

Mass Cards:----Mr. and Mrs. J. Quigley, Mr. G. Winslow, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. G. Winslow, Miss Cecelia Cashin, Mr. Nicholas Aylward, Mr. and Mrs. C. Stein, Mr. and Mrs. M. Blackmore, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dunphy, Thomas and Lillian Dunphy, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hynes, Mr. W. Sullivan, Miss Nellie Aylward, Miss Josephine Knowling, Mr. and Mrs. J. Burke, Notre Dame Council, K. of C., Mr. and Mrs. L. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. D. Bird, Mr. and Mrs. J. McCormac, Mrs. B. Anstey, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph White, Mr. and Mrs. P. Keough, Mr. P. Smith, Mr. John Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cashin, Grand Falls; Mr. and Mrs. James Hawco, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Geehan, Mr. Frank Geehan, Mr. James J. Geehan, Jr., Miss Frances Geehan, Mr. Laurence Geehan, Miss Irene Geehan, Mr and Mrs. Thomas Donahue, Boston, Mass.


Mr. W. C. Dancey, motor mechanic, leaves in a few days for Grand Falls, where he will take over the repair department in Jackman's Garage on the Station Road. Mr. Dancey is a qualified mechanic with ten years experience seven of which he spent with Ford Sales and Service, and the last three years in charge of a garage of his own on Linscott Street.

Jackman's Garage, which was burnt to the ground early last month, is now being rebuilt and will be equipped with all the latest tools and machinery, and no doubt Mr. Dancey will be welcomed by the motoring public living between Botwood and Badger.
-----St. John's Daily News.


The 32nd Half Yearly Meeting of the Grand Falls Co-Operative Society, Limited, held in the K. of C. Hall on Monday, February 15th, 1937, marked another milestone of the Society's history and another record year in its transactions.

While the figures in detail gave cause for general approval and congratulations, another incident oocurred which terminated officially the long service rendered to the Society by its President, William Bryan; who on acount of illness, had found it necessary to resign the Presidency held by him since 1932.

William Bryan is one of the Pioneers of the Society, and was elected on the original provisional Committee at its formation, and his resignation brings to a close an unbroken period of service as an Official of 18 years.

He has, with others, worked hard and continuously from 1918 onwards, to arouse public opinion with the object of changing the control of the necessities of life from a prviate to public sources. Undertaking the many and varied responsibilities connected with the formation of such an Organization, canvassing support, collecting money, using the Pick and Shovel and very ofter jeered at, and even held in contempt by those who were antagonistic and pessimistic as to the ultimate success of the proposed new Organization.

Many of the Pioneers have been spared to see their object attained successfully, and their efforts culminated in an Institution, which has brought many and varied benefits to those who have been associated with the Society. He has also witnessed with pride and remarkable progress made in the face of keen competition and the many obstacles, which have from time to time presented themselves, and it must be a source of gratification to him and others to see the results of their labour bringing benefits to so many Members of this Community.

In addition to the interest always shown by him in the welfare of the Members of the Society, he was also a keen advocate for good conditions of Employment and an adequate remuneration for services rendered by the Employees, who have at all times found in him a faithful friend.

At the opening of business in 1920, the Society had 171 Members, 9 Employees, Capital $22,911.91 and the Sales for the first year amounted to $114,341.69. At the close of business in 1936 the Society had 957 Members, 64 Employees, Capital $100,120.81 and Sales for the Year amounted to $406,427.84, and it is to be noted that covering the period the Society has operated its business, the sum of $218,232.01 has been returned to its Members in Dividend and Interest, and a sum of $210,961.62 has been returned to them in the form of withdrawals, a total of $429,193.63.

These achievements are in no small measure due to the active work and support given to the Organization by William Bryan and his Colleagues, and we have no doubt that these accomplishments are the subject of pride at the success attendant on their activities.

On behalf of the Members of this Society, its Officials and Employees, we all hope that the cause of his retirement will soon be removed and that he will be quickly restored to normal helath, and that we shall soon have back with us one whose services the Society can ill afford to lose.

Feb. 27, 1937.

Colas Co. Given Contract For Surfacing Material

Work at the Newfoundland Airport at Hattie's Camp is practically suspended for the winter, but those in charge of operations are hoping that an early spring will permit the work to be vigorously pushed with the possibility of having the job completed by the end of October.

The Newfoundland Airport will probably be the largest in the world when completed. An idea of the runaway area may be gathered from the fact that the asphalt material required for surfacing would be sufficient for 100 miles of road 20 feet wide. The Colas Co. has been awarded the contract to supply the nearly two million gallons of material required.


The cookong demonstrations and lectures which began on Monday last, February 22, under the able tutelage of Miss Dickey, the fully qualified Domestic Science Teacher sent here by the Newfoundland Adult Education Association, are progressing very favorably. Obviously, the women of Grand Falls are keenly interested in anything pertaining to the home, especially the are----or is it science ?----of cooking, for Miss Dickey's classes were so large that she was compelled to divide them into two groups, giving the same lectures twice over. One group meets on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 2.30, the other group meets on Tuesday and Friday at the same hour.

All those attending the classes are finding them extremely interesting and very helpful indeed. Miss Dickey is to be with us only three weeks, so, as the time is short, everyone taking the course is anxious to get the most out of this rare and splendid opportunity which has come their way so suddenly and so unexpectedly.


WANTED:----A Girl for General Housework to go to Corner Brook. Apply to Mrs. L. Hennessey, Botwood Road.

WANTED: A Girl for General Housework. Apply Mrs. Walter Blackmore, 47 Beaumont Avenue.

France Finds It Too Costly to Mint.

The French sou---the smallest, as well as the most typical, of all the French coinage---may soon be abolished.

This tiny nickel coin, with a hole in the middle, looking eactly like a small washer, boasts a distinguished history dating back through 1,500 years.

But now this sole survivor of the old French currency has only the value of approximately one tenth of a penny.

The reason for its possible abolition is its cost of production. It is often minted at a loss.


The sons and daughters of the late Henry Ball wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who helped in any way during the time of sorrow, through the death of their dear father; who died shortly after meeting with an accident on February 7th, 1937.----Rev. Hillier, Major and Mrs. Cornick, Mrs. C. Horwood, Mrs. Geo. Lemoine, Mrs. W. Crocker, Mrs. L. King, Mrs. Geo. Thomas, Mrs. Purchase, Mrs. N. Eveleigh, Mrs. L. Rideout, Mr. H. P. Hiscock, Mr. W. Bradbury, Exploits Lodge No. 2. I.O.O.F.; the I.P. & P. Co., Ltd., Dr. Parsons, Howley; and to Mr. K. Goodyear, Messrs. S. Cohen & Sons, Mr. J. Ivany and Mr. D. Anthony, who so kindly donated their cars.

For Wreaths and Sprays:-----G.W.V.A., Exploits Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F.; Victoria Lodge No. 318, Orange Young Britons; S.A. Home League, Mr. and Mrs. K. Squires, Mr. and Mrs. E. Moore, J. W. and Mrs. Mitchell, W. J. and Mrs. Crocker and Family, Miss Kathleen Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. E. Flood, Mr. and Mrs. E. Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Pretty, Mr. and Mrs. L. Rideout, Mr.and Mrs. E. Goudie, Mr. and Mrs. C. Horwood, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Cook, L and Mrs. King and Family, Mr. and Mrs. D. Fudge and Family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ivany, Mr. and Mrs. E. Laing.

For Wreaths from Howley:----The Wellon Family, Mr. and Mrs. Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. A. Woodman, Mr. and Mrs. S. Osmond, Mr. and Mrs. M. Simms, W. C. Inder, Mr. and Mrs. D. Rideout, Charles and Wallace George and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rowsell, Millertown.

For Letters and Cards of Sympathy:---Exploits Lodge No. 2, I.O.O.F.; Esperance Lodge No. 64, I.O.O.F.; Victoria Lodge No. 318, Orange Young Britons; S.A. Home League, U.C. Ladies' Guild, Station; Mr. Michael J. O'Brien, Mr. and Mrs. Bob. Harris, Mr. Phil. Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. Nath Hill, Campbellton; Mrs. Mary Cater, Mr. and Mrs. Pearce Rowsell, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hustins, Mr. and Mrs. W. Locke, Misses E. Reid, N. Delaney, K. Cook and Jean Mercer, Mr. L. Moore, Mr. W. Woolfrey and Miss A. Lemoine, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hillier, Me. and Mrs. A. Dacker, Mr. Geo. Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. H. Janes, Mr. and Mrs. J. Constable, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hanrahan, Miss Effie Simms and Miss Alvina Cole, Bishop's Falls.

For Telegrams:-----Marie Blandford, Deer Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rowsell, Buchans; Mr. and Mrs. D. Rideout, Mr. and Mrs. Max Wiseman, Mr. and Mrs. Osmond, Mr. and Mrs. Simms, Howley; Mr. and Mrs. Nath Hill, Campbellton; Mr. Edward Ball, 22 Washburn St., Lynn, Mass.


"There's a house that I know of just over the way,
Which always looks spotless all hours of the day;
Where no papers are scattered, no toys strewn about,
No one sings in the bath, and no shrill voices shout.
There is never a biscuit-crumb left anywhere,
And a mark on the door is a serious affair.
All is tidy and neat, and as quiet as a mouse,
But it isn't a home----it is only a house.

There's another house near, and from there all day long
Comes the echo of laughter and snatches of song.
On the rug sits a "Golly" and two Teddy-bears,
And a kitten and puppy play "touch" up the stairs.
Tiny garments are airing; school books lie around,
(On them, I'm afraid, sticky marks may be found!)
And busy small feet in and out always roam,
Though it never is tidy-----this house is a HOME."


Feb. 27, 1937.


Quebec-----S.P.C.A. inspectors found plenty of dogs when they visited the humble home of Mrs. Beblois Thibaudeau. They found dogs packed on top of each other, dogs in the bed, even dogs in the oven.

Altogether, 40 canines in various stages of disease and starvation were brought to light. Mrs. Thibaudeau claimed she kept them in the hope of a sudden boom in the dog market.

This next article was an ad for Camay Soap with a ½ page picture of the bride. Read what this Lovely Bride thinks of Camay. (Then on a picture of an invitation this following message is written).

Of course I can't give Camay all the credit, but Camay has kept my skin as clear and fresh as any girl could ask... Every girl should take her husband the gift of beauty and I know no better helper than Camay.
Montclair, N.J.
Maxine O'Neill
July 15, 1935
(Mrs. Charles Francis O'Neill Jr.)

Then below that the following is written:
Lovely, isn't she?---------Maxine Driscoll who has just become Mrs. Charles Francis O'Neill, Jr.....Lively blue eyes, her hair that deep, rare chestnut shade....and, just to make her irresistible, a skin that poets might rave about and women well could envy.

She is a bride with a Camay Complexion----uses Camay----loves it--- and trusts it devotedly. And well she may! For Camay's pure and fragrant lather brings out the fine texture of the feminine skin. It is mild. It is delightful to use. It is pleasant to feel. Because Camay is as gentle as your cold cream, as soothing as your lotion, and as delicately fragrant as your party perfume.

Begin today to follow the Camay way to beauty. The Camay habit is easy to start and pleasant to continue. And your first few trials will show you new smoothness that you can see-----new softness that you can feel.....And remember, Camay is not a bit expensive. Its price is in fact very low indeed.

(I also made a copy of the picture of the bride in the ad, so if anyone is interested in a copy let me know and I'll try scanning it for you.)


Page Contributed and Transcribed by Patricia Byrne

Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 27, 2001)

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