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The Grand Falls Advertiser
March 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.


March 6, 1937.


Judging from a quite lengthy article which appeared in the "Manchester Guardian" last month, excerpts of which we reprint below (taken from the article as it appeared in the St. John's "Daily News,") the present situation or perhaps we should say quandary, of our country seems to be arousing much interest and a certain amount of comment in the "Old Country."

When reading of the local situation, as depicted by the "Guardian's" correspondent, we cannot but wonder if the picture is a little overdrawn, though statistics make us believe that the correspondent's facts are all too true, and not the result of a diseased imagination.

From a Correspondent
St. John's

On February 16, 1934, a unique experiment was initiated in Newfoundland. Following the report of a Royal Commission presided over by Lord Amulree, the Constitution of the oldest Dominion was suspended and government by a Commission of Seven, including the Governor, was begun.

The first year of the new regime was one of buoyant hope and confidence. The second year was one of increasing disappointment and gloom because the anticipated recovery seemed to be as far away as ever. The third year has been one of growing restiveness and impatience because little apparent effort has been made to solve the major problems confronting the country. If a plebiscite on the retention of the present Government were taken now, there is little doubt as to how it would go, even if the alternative, the return of responsible government, would certainly bring no betterment. The universal tendency to blame the Government when times are poor is justified in the case of Newfoundland because the Commission of Government was appointed for the specific purpose of rehabilitating the country.

Changes in the Commission
What are the reasons for this state of affairs? One is the many changes in the personnel of the Government. Of the seven men, including the Governor, who took office in 1934, only two remain at the end of the third year. The Governor, Sir D. Murray Anderson (who recently died in New South Wales), was replaced by Sir Humphrey Walwyn. Sir John Hope Simpson, Commissioner for Natural Resources, resigned in August, and was replaced by R. B. Ewbank. Mr. T. Lodge, Commissioner for Public Utilities, went in November, and Sir Wilfred Woods was appointed in his place. Mr. E. N. R. Trentham, Commissioner for Finance, has just been transferred to New York. Mr. Alderdice, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Education, died last February. This means that five new men have to become acquainted with their duties, and during this time of apprenticeship no progressive policy is possible. As a matter of fact, during 1936 virtually no constructive legislation was passed.

There has also been criticism as to the type of men sent out by the British Government to act as Commissioners; for example, the two latest recruits have come from the Indian Civil Service, from which source one does not expect to receive men with the training and initiative necessary for the job to be done in Newfoundland. Again and again it has been urged that the Commission of Government should be no ordinary Government merely attending to the day-by-day routine of administration. It is, or should be, a business executive a committee of efficiency experts, which has been called in to deal with an emergency case. The case requires prompt and drastic measures. The measures thaken have neither been prompt nor have they been nearly drastic enough.

Sacks For Clothing
The most obvious symptom is the fact that no less than a quarter of the population is in receipt of Government relief. This relief is equivalent to, roughly, half a crown a week paid in kind. The stark fact is that the majority of the 1,300 settlements in Newfoundland are so desperately poor that the depressed areas in England are by comparison in a state of prosperity. The plight of the people is appalling. Children are clothed in flour sacks; indeed, we are told that flour is now imported in sacks instead of in barrels as formerly so as to provide clothing for the children. The people, subsisting on the meagre dole, are woefully undernourished, particularly in those parts of the country where it is impossible to supplement the dole rations by garden produce because of lack of sod (there are places where soil has to be brought in schooners to bury the dead.) There are children in Newfoundland who nave never seen money. There are children who have never been to school. The people, at least a large proportion of them, are impoverished physically, mentally and morally.

In the first two years of commission government there was every desire on the part of the people and of the press to give the new Administration a chance to find a solution of the country's basic problems, but during the past year, when no apparent effort was being made to advance a constructive policy, silence could no longer be maintained and the chorus of criticism has grown. Now it is rumoured that the Commission is considering a new policy, but no official information is yet available. Something will have to be done, and done soon, if the country is to survive.

In spite of the impoverished condition of the country the revenue to the end of the fiscal year in June was actually higher by some $600,000 than was estimated. But revenue is not a good index of prsoperity in Newfoundland because most of it is contributed at the present time by St. John's and the industrial districts. Probably half the people make virtually no contribution, direct or indirect, to the Treasury.

The 1936 codfishery was the smallest for thirty years, the total catch being under a million quintals (hundred-weights) and about 20 per cent less than the previous year. The shore fishery was almost a blank in many districts. The banks fishery was better than the previous year, but not sufficiently good to make it remunerative. The Labrador fishery was poor because of scarcity of fish and also because fewer vessels were outfitted.

Fishing Prospects
At the beginning of the new fishing season the outlook is a little more promising. But on the present basis the fishery cannot be remunerative, because 35,000 fishermen catching 1,250,000 quintals of fish can earn only about $100 on the average. Alternative employment must be found. Road-making should be speeded up (there are virtually no roads outside the Avalon Peninsula and only about fifty miles of all roads are macadamised). Capital is required for extensive prospecting for minerals, of which there is supposed to be an abundance. There is scope for another paper mill in the country, for there is plenty of water power and plenty of spruce for pulp-wood. A beginning should be made with the centralization of the population; 250,000 people outside the capital city, scattered along a coast-line of some 6,000 miles in about 1,300 settlements, make for difficult and expensive administration, and in these days of the motor-boat it is not necessary for fishermen to live in close proximity to the fishing grounds. Education should be made compulsory; the census of last year revealed that about 14,000 children (about 20 per cent) of school age were not attending school, over 1,000 of them in St. John's. The grant for education, nearly $1,000,000, is ludicrously inadequate.

Ignorance In England
Such are some of the problems crying out for solution, and it is because these problems are so well known and so urgent and because there has been little real attempt to tackle them that the prople are becoming restive and critical. It has been said that the fault lies not with the Commission of Government, but with the Dominions' Office, which is suspicious of unconventional experiments and is reluctant to advance the money necessary to carry out suggested developments. It has also been suggested that the true state of the country is not known in London, and judging by the replies given by Mr. Malcolm MacDonald to questions asked in the House of Commons, the situation in Newfoundland is not appreciated or else information is deliberately withheld from the House. The position is desperate and calls for bold measures. One question that is being asked is: Is a Government composed of an admiral, three British civil servants, two lawyers and one business man big enough to deal with the situation? The answer given is either a despondent shake of the head or a forceful explete in the negative.

March 4, 1937


Mr. Silas Reid, of New Harbour, T.B., died at the Hospital yesterday following an operation for acute appendicitis.

Dr. Glover, of Canada, is at presnt relieving at the Hospital here in the absence of Dr. Hill, who is away on a vacation.

Ski Race
Something new in the realm of sport here took place on Sunday afternoon. February 28, when for the first time in the history of Buchans a five mile Ski Race was held. There were about twenty-five entries in the contest, and there were three valuable prizes for the winners of both races (men and women), donated by Mr. P. W. George, Manager of the Buchans Mining Co., Ltd. The men's race started about 2.10 p.m., and the ladies at 2.15. The first man to arrive back was S. Fitzpatrick, a visitor to town and one of the members of the Corner Brook Hockey Team. His time was 44 minutes, and he was followed by Norman Mackinson, David Friffith and Clarence Clarke.

The winners of the ladies race were, 1st, Mrs. Cecil Mews; 2nd, Mrs. G. Rowsell; 3rd, Mrs. D. Friffiths; 4th, Miss Gladys O'Reilly.

After the race all were entertained at the home of Mr. George, where the prizes were presented and a very enjoyable evening was spent. It is hoped that in future this Ski Race will be an annual event, which will be looked forward to with much interest.


The final game in the hockey series will take place next week, when the Mill and Mechanics will play off for the 1937 championship.

All hockey fans here were fortunate in seeing four good games of inter-town hockey in February. On the nights of February 19 and 20, two good games were played between Buchans and Grand Falls. Both teams played excellent hockey but Buchans won both games.

On February 26 and 27, Buchans and Corner Brook played off for the West Coast championship. Owing to the late arrival of the train with the visiting team the first game was played beween 11 pm and 1 a.m., but in spite of the lateness of the hour the usual number of enthusiastic fans were present, and witnessed a very good game, the final score being Buchans 4, Corner Brook 3. At the second game on February 27, both teams again played good hockey, but Buchans was again victorious, this time winning by a score of 8 to 3. By winning the West Coast championship the Buchans team earned the right to go to St. John's to play off in the All Newfoundland Championship. The team left here on Monday morning, and the following players comprised the team: ----P. Veitch, goal; T. Hunt, (spare goalie); Trerise, Robertson and Hancock, defence: Wilcox, Hunt and Colyer, Godden, Smith and Martin, forwards. Several fans also accompanied the team. We afterwards learned, by radio, that our team defeated Bay Roberts by a score! of 5 to 3, but lost to St. Bon's by a score of 4 to 1. They will return to town tomorrow. Cheer up, boys! Better luck next time.


Why is it that luck should frown,
On a fellow when he's out and down;
Does luck understand,
Does it really know,
Life is just an ebb and flow.
We're here to-day, to-morrow gone,
And very seiftly moves the throng
Of rich and poor, of great and small,
Old mother earth awaits us all;
Who know but luck must condescend
To failure, who he's not befriend.

MAR. 6, 1937


Mr. G. Ryan, of Red Island, Placentia Bay, is at present visiting relatives in this town.

Mrs. Harry Shallow is at present visiting her parents at Gambo.

Miss W. Lange, of Buchans, is visiting relatives in this town.

Wm. Tremblett, Monchy Road, is at present confined to his home with the flu.

Mr. M. S. Parsons, of St. John's, who was here on business last week, left again on Monday.

Mr. W. Pike, who was receiving medical treatment at St. John's, returned home last week.

Mr. A. G. Ogilvie, who was on a business trip to the Canadian and American markets, returned by yesterday's express.

Miss Vera Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Moore, has been selected to represent her school, Grand Falls Academy, at the Coronation on May 12.

Mr. Walter C. Chafe, of the Mutual Life Insurance Co., is at present visiting our town on business, and is staying at The Cabot House.

Mr. Walter Voss, the well-known Garage Operator of this town, returned on Tuesday from his old home in Germany, where he had spent the past couple of months.

The many friends of Mrs. Ed. Green will be pleased to learn that she is improving at her home in Heart's Content, where she went to regain her health.

Mr. Harold Power, a member of the Corner Brook Hockey Team, had the misfortune to break his arm during the first game of the Buchans ----- Corner Brook Hockey Series.

On Monday, Mrs. Const. Cross, of Grand Falls Station, left for St. John's to visit her father, Mr. S. J. Feaver, who underwent an operation on Wednesday in the city. Mr. Feaver is a well-known blacksmith in St. John's, and his many friends wish him a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pike, formerly of St. John's, and who have been residing at Vancouver the past 24 years; are at present visiting their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Pittman, of Grand Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Pike have also visited St. John's and they plan to return to Canada next week.

The many friends of Charlie Edwards will be pleased to learn that he is now recovering from a severe attack of the flu.


The trial of a Station resident, for Breaches of the Alcoholic Liquors Act, was concluded to-day. District Magistrate Bradley intimated that he would defer judgement until Monday.


THursday night, a bungalow owned by Mrs. Thomas at Bishop's Falls Station, was completely destroyed by fire. No further particulars were available up to press time.


The C.C.C. hockey team left yesterday morning for Bell Island, where they will play a series of games with a team from that place.


Owing to the outbreak of Measles, the parades for the next two weeks are cancelled. All Ranks will be notified of the date on which the Company will again assemble.

Before our next parade, Major L. R. and Mrs. Cooper and Miss Monica Cooper will be on their way to Florida. We take this opportunity of wishing them "Bon Voyage", and a pleasant holiday.

During Major Cooper's absence, Capt. W. J. Short will be in command. Carry on, C.L.B.

"Advertiser" Will Publish Miss Dickey's Recipes

THe interest in Miss Dickey's Cooking Classes, held in the Town Hall in the afternoons, is still going keen. Each of the four afternoons a week sees a goodly crowd of ladies eager to add to their knowledge of Food Values, Balanced Diets, etc. Right there on the stove in the Town Hall kitchen Miss Dickey cooks the dishes on whose value and preparation she has previously lectured. Since the kitchen is provided with but one stove, this is the only proceedure possible. Howere, though no individual gets a chance to do any actual cooking herself, each lady does get a sample of what Miss Dickey has prepared and cooked. For this purpose each member comes to the classes armed with a dish and spoon in order to get her share and be "in on" the tasting process. Each member also brings a pencil and a notebook and jots down, for further reference, those tested and tasted recipes, as well as many other similar ones which Miss Dickey provides, though lack of time prevents testing them then and there.

There must be very many ladies in town who, through stress of circumstances, are unable to attend those most helpful and interesting classes, so, acting on the suggestion of some of the members, and with the gracious consent and co-operation of Miss Dickey, we shall publish during the next few weeks those recipes given by Miss Dickey to her Cooking Class.

Those recipes will be found on the "Home Page" in the Cooking Section; and the Advertiser is indeed grateful to Miss Dickey for her kind co-operation in this matter, and wishes her and her classes the very best wishes.


Mr. Abe Rowsell, of the Post Office staff, who has been on relieving duty during the past five months at Lewis-porte, Botwood, Badger and Buchans; has now resumed his regular position at the Post Office, Grand Falls. Mr. W. Breen, who replaced Mr. Rowsell here during the later's absence, returned to St. John's by Monday's express.


Late Thursday afternoon, an elderly lady, while proceeding down Gilbert Street, was hit and knocked down by a young boy who was coasting on Bank Road. The lady was unhurt, except for a slight bruise to her right wrist.


Constable Cross, of Grand Falls Station, has been recently appointed Inspector of Weights and Measures for Grand Falls District.


The downtown premises of The Exploits Valley Royal Stores, Ltd., are being converted into Examining Rooms, Warehouses and Offices of the Customs Department at Grand Falls. WHen the work on the building is completed, the old Royal Stores Building will have become one of the finest Customs Departments in the country and all offices and branches connected with the Customs here will be transported to that building, in which all Customs business will, in future, be transacted.

The new department will be a splendid acquisition to the town and, undoubtedly, will greatly facilitate the delivery of imported goods, while eliminating the inconvenience with which we have to contend at present, when dealing with such matters in Grand Falls.



During the past week the number of cases of Measles reported in town has risen alarmingly, making us realize that the Winter is not to pass without our customary quota of infectious diseases, and the visitation of at least one epidemic----mild or otherwise, as remains to be seen. Scarcely a single school term passes without countless children being compelled to miss several weeks of schooling, either through their contracting the popular disease of the moment, or else through some member of their family doing so---which amounts to the same thing as far as school attendance is concerned.

We cannot but commend the Health Authorities for their prompt action in posting notices (1) regarding the obligation of immediately making known the outbreak of measles in one's home, and (2) notices stating that all school children below Grade VI be kept from school until the 18th instant, or such time afterwards as the Health Authorities deem fit; and also that no children under 16 years of age be allowed in a theatre or other place of amusement, until further notice.

It is a well-known fact that "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure," so the best way to fight an epidemic is to prevent the spread of individual cases. Doubtless the people of Grand Falls, being civic-minded and public-spirited, will willingly and eagerly co-operate with the Health Authorities in their efforts to stamp out measles in the town, and avert what threatens to become a serious epidemic.


The early part of the present week was the annual departure of the several steamers for the ice-fields. Each spring hundreds of men of the courageous, hardy, true Newfoundland type set out on this great adventure, the Seal Hunt, with a keen sense of enjoyment in spite of the enormous amount of hardships, difficulties and dangers with which they know they will have to contend during the next few weeks. For seal hunting and killing on the great white wastes among the snow-capped ice-floes is no "child's play," and in reality is far from being the romantic pastime that the uninitiated may imagine it to be. Though the seal-fishery has lost some of its uncertainties and dangers since the good old days when our fore-fathers prosecuted it in their wooden sailing-vessels without the help of steam and the still greater help of the wireless, this still popular adventurous method of adding to the family income is far from being an easy billet, and demands the courage and strength of real men.

According to Capt. Abram Kean, the decline in sailing-vessels in connection with the seal-fishery began over eighty years ago; and during the past thirty years there has also been a steady decline in the numbers of steamers and men engaged in the dangerous pursuit, until now we have but seven or eight ships bound for the ice-fields where in 1906 we had twenty-five, and these few ships are manned by less than 2000 men where then we had more than double that number.

The old days are passing ------the days of "wooden ships and iron men" have long been gone-----soon there may be no ships, wooden or iron, and still worse no men who will think it worthwhile to carry on this traditional livelihood of their fore-fathers----the Seal Hunt.


Elsewhere in this issue we have published excerpts of a kind of resume of our country's plight, which appeared in the "Manchester Guardian" last month, thinking that it might perhaps be of interest to our readers, especially to those who are not familiar with the conditions existing on the coast.

According to the data furnished by the Guardian's St. John's correspondent, the country could scarcely find itself in a worse predicament than that in which it is now struggling. It is sad to think that so gallant a little country as Newfoundland, so long famous for its courageous and industrious men and women, should be on the verge of financial dissolution. The disastrous dole system has done much to undermine the physical, mental and moral well-being of our people, yet something had to be done. To us here in prosperous Grand Falls, it is difficult to picture whole villages on the verge of starvation, but such was and is the case; and so the dole had to be inaugurated. Inadequate though it may be, demoralizing as may be its effect, still relief in some form was an absolute necessity.

Our men fought the sea for generations, they fought for their country when it was necessary, and now must they fight the stigma of laziness and dishonour that will attach to them, if this pitiful state of poverty and inaction continues much longer?


To A Friend

Down throught the years since first we met,
You came to me in time of need;
And cheered me on life's winding road,
Where grew the thorns, by fate decreed.

No frown has ever marred your face,
Though often I have used you ill;
And when I sorely needed aid,
You proved my friend and paid the bill.

I stretch a hand in welcome true,
And bid you hasten on the way;
Your presence builds and strengthens hope,
And girds my spirit for the fray.

When you are near old pal of mine,
My fading courage flames anew;
I sing a merry tuneful song
And life takes on a rosy hue.

Down through the years since first we met,
From youthful days to manhood's prime;
Through joyful days or days of woe,
You stood the stringent test of time,
When other friends have let me down,
And life seems but a hopeless wreck;
I find you still my truest friend,
My ever faithful----------SALARY CHEQUE------


A regular reader down town tells us a rather unusual event that came to his attention one night last week. The man visited his barn to secure his pony for the night, and upon reaching the door found the lock removed, and --- a part of his pony's harness stolen. The man, with a wrinkle brow, said aloud: "burglars again", and gave the theft no further thought for the night.

Upon visiting his barn early next morning, he found that the lock had been replaced and the stolen harness returned to its usual place.


Owing to the writer's absence from Town, a write-up of the second school game did not appear in our last issue. It may not be too late at this date to offer our congratulations to Notre Dame Academy on their winning the championship and shield donated by Mr. V. S. Jones. The second game of the series was very interesting and was won by a single goal, the score being Notre Dame Academy 5, Grand Falls Academy 4. One more game is still to be played in the series, but it will have no effect on the championship; Notre Dame Academy having already won two games out of a series of three.

The personnel of the winning team is as follows:-----
Wm. Lannon, Fj., manager; P.Cashin, goal; G. Matthews, M. Murphy, Dunphy, Malone, defence; Winslow, E. Shallow, (Capt.); Wall, Griffin, R. Matthews, J. Murphy, forwards.

Whilst in St. John's the wrter witnessed the Bell Island--Bay Roberts and the Grand Falls Guards-Maroons and Guards games. The ice was in such a condition that good hockey was impossible, but the games were very close, both of them; being a draw at the end of the third period. THree play-offs were necessary to decide the Conception Bay game; Bay Roverts winning, 3 to 2. This team showed wonderful condition ----- some of the players being on the ice for the full 90 minutes. Their best men were Reuben Snow on defence; W. Norman and Will Russell on the forward line. The Bell Island team are light and fast and did not show to advantage on soft ice. E. Penney and B. Petrie were outstanding.

In the Grand Falls Guards and Guards-Maroons game which was played after the Conception Bay game; the goals by our team were scored by Norman, McFarlane and Cater, respectively; and the teams did not play off. Dwyer showed up well in goal. To date the Guards have played three games in St. John's, winning one, losing one and the other being a draw.


By defeating Buchans 4 to 1 on Wednesday night, St. Bon's team of St. John's, won the all-Newfoundland championship for the second year in succession. Buchans eliminated Bay Roberts on Tuesday, by a score of 5 to 3. St. Bon's won on Wednesday night, the score being St. Bon's 4, Buchans 1.

The personnel of the all-Newfoundland championship are as follows: -----
R. S. Furlong, manager; F. S. (Dee) Donnelly, coach; A Hamlyn (Capt), goal; L. Furlong, G. Hanley, defence; C. Godden, A. Cahill, J. Vinicombe, E. Brophy, J. Edstrom, B. Hutton, L. Walsh, with J. (Shonny) Maher, spare.


In a Note of Thanks from The Family of the Late Harry Ball, published in the last issue of this paper, the names of the following who very kindly sent wreaths were omitted: Mr. and Mrs. J. Noseworthy and family.


Thursday, being a half holiday in the stores, a hockey game was played in the Arena between two teams representing the Royal Stores and the Co-Op. Society. The game was won by the Royal Stores, 12 goals to 6--- and was witnessed by many supporters.
Mr. P. J. McDonald was the referee.

Special Hockey Series Under Consideration

The Guards, Wanderers, C.L.B., Bishop's Falls and C.C.C. will be asked to play a special hockey series next week; which will be known as the Coronation Series.

The winning team will be presented with Coronation Medals.

The ice is in perfect condition, and the Rink Committee will strive to make this this the outstanding series in local hockey history.

For dates and time of play-----see local Bulletin Boards.


An interesting game of hockey took place last night at the Arena, when the Pipefitters and Mechanics of the A.N.D. Co. Ltd., played a hectic game of hockey. The game was won by the Mechanics by a score of 8 to 7.

Departmental Hockey is going over with a bang.
Pipe Shop played Mechanics last night; Mechanics winning by one goal.

How about the Papermakers; can they uphold the records of the past?


On Tuesday afternoon, a little boy named Peddle, had a very narrow escape from serious injury on Bank Road. He did not notice the approach of a horse and sleigh-load of wood until it was too late and he passed between the horses hoofs; and apart from a good scaring up, the little lad was none the worse for his close call.


Judging by news items appearing in last weeks St. John's papers, that town is fast becoming a miniature crime centre. It is bad enough when common thieving and housebreaking disturb the city's peace, but when an instance of highway robbery occurs at the comparatively early hour of 10 p.m., in a far from deserted or doubtful section-----in fact on one of the finest residential street in town, it is then time to realize that there are big, bad men at large who have little regard for law and order, and less still for people's persons and property. The following is an item as it appeared in last Saturday's "Evening Telegram."


"Thursday night at 10 o'clock, near the junction of Circular Road and Rennie's Mill Road, a young woman who was proceeding to her home in the suburbs was intercepted by a tramp who demanded that all the money she had in a handbag which she was carrying under her arm should be handed over to him. At first she stoutly refused and threatened to use her umbrella on his head, but he became more menacing and she was obliged to hand over her money. The matter was reported to the police and this morning members of the C.I.D. brought in a suspect for questioning. It is seldom that instances of highway robbery occur in this country."

Besides the above described hold-up, there was a very mean burglary ---- a nefarious act which must have aroused the wrathful indignation in the minds of all who read or heard of it. This was the theft of a quantity of clothing which had been collected by the G.W.V.A. Ladies' Auxiliary for needy families, many of whom are in desperate circumstances. At the time of the theft the clothing was stored in the G.W.V.A. Ladies' Auxiliary rooms on the first flat of the G.W.V.A. building.

It is to be sincerely hoped that the police will be successful in rounding up the thief or thieves.


"A house is built of bricks and stone,
Of sills and posts and piers;
But a home is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years.

A house, though but a single cot,
Within its walls may hold
A home of priceless beauty, rich
In love's eternal gold.

The men on earth build houses, halls,
And chambers, roofs, and domes;
But the women of the earth, God knows,
The women build the homes."

MARCH 13, 1937


Dr. Minchell Returns To Grand Falls.
Dr. Minchell, who spent some time here during the summer and early fall relieving in Dr. Scott's place, returned to town last week to take up duties here. He is not to replace either of our two Doctors, Dr. Scott and Dr. Brown, but is to be a permanent addition to the Medical Staff. With Grand Falls repidly growing as it is, a third Doctor will easily find plenty to do.

Dr. Minchell, during his brief stay here some months ago, made many friends and won an enviable popularity; and while the town's admiration and regard for its own two Doctors, who have given such splendid and unselfish service to the community over a period of many years, must forever remain undimmed, the ADVERTISER feels sure that the people of Grand Falls gladly welcome Dr. Minchell and wish him every success and happiness.

The town is very forunate in securing the services of such an able Medical man, who gave up a good practise in Halifax to come to us. Obviously he, too, liked Grand Falls, just as Grand Falls learned to like him during his short time here.

Dr. Minchell is accompanied by his wife and small son, and at present they are residing at the Staff House.


A play, entitled "Great Expectations" is being staged on St. Patrick's night, Wednesday, March 17th, by the Notre Dame Dramatic Troupe, under the direction of Mr. Ron Sullivan, in the Town Hall. All who have before had the pleasure of being present at a St. Patrick's night performance by this troupe, know that an enjoyable evening is ensured.


Mr. Mike Cohen returned by yesterday's express, after a successful business trip.


The two young men named Bishop and Lane, who were arrested in January in connection with a series of burglaries and who have since been in the lock-up here, have been taken to St. John's, where their trial will take place before the Supreme Court, which opens session on March 18th.


Lucky Numbers Drawn Thursday

  • RANGER-------------------------------------6019
  • EAGLE----------------------------------------8297
  • UNGAVA-------------------------------------6154
  • UNGAVA------------------------------------10447
  • IMOGENE------------------------------------3171

Last Week's Lucky Numbers

  • No. 110065 ---------- Won by Chas. Kelly, Victoria St., St. John's.
  • Nos. 74887 and 154402 Unclaimed.

March 13, 1937.


Successful Finale Held At The Grand Falls House.
On Thursday afternoon, March 11th, the final game in the Girl Guide Bridge Series was held at the Grand Falls House, the present residence of Mr. and Mrs. V. S. Jones. This game brought to a most successful close the series of five games held weekly during the past five weeks. The series was well attended and the proceeds went to the Girl Guide Association to help towards erecting a suitable building in which to carry on Guiding. The previous four games were held at the homes of the ladies of the Association.

The prizes, donated by Mrs. V. S. Jones, always a most generous supporter of the Association, were very beautiful and they were won as follows: First, a large cut-work cloth, by Mrs. A. Noseworthy; second, an organdie luncheon set, by Mrs. J. Delaney; third, a leather bridge score pad and pencil, by Mrs. Dr. Brown; the consolation, a bridge score set, by Mrs. Silk.

When the game was finished and a delicious tea had been served, Mrs. Ferguson, President of the Association, in a few well chosen words thanked the ladies for their generous support and loyal co-operation in helping to make the series a successful one, both socially and financially, and thus promoting a very worthy cause. She also thanked Mrs. Jones for her generosity and her kindness, and she then distributed the prizes.


A number of youths have been summoned by Constable Bond for disorderly conduct on High Street. The youths in question are some of the many who may be seen hanging around the public buildings of the town and making themselves a nuisance to the public.

Their appearance in Court will probably have the desired effect on the others.


On Thursday of this week Miss Dickie brought her cooking classes to a very successful finish. Those classes have been held in the Town Hall in the afternoons, four times weekly during the past three weeks. The classes were very well attended, and all those fortunate enough to avail themselves of this splendid opportunity learned a great many interesting things and they are very well pleased at having passed so profitable a period.

Next week Miss Dickie will hold evening classes in cooking and food values. These classes will be held in the Parish Hall, and they are for the benefit of the Office Staff and working girls who were unable to attend the afternoon sessions. During the past three weeks Miss Dickie held evening classes in sewing, knitting and crotcheting in the new Grand Falls High School. These classes did not meet with the success that they deserved, but those few who took them in have expressed themselves as being delighted with what they learned, such as how to arrange patterns to the correct size, new knitting and crotcheting stitches, etc., etc,


Due to the fact that all Parades have been cancelled for two weeks or more, there is nothing to report as far as company activities go.

On Thursday the Officers and the Sergeants held a meeting in the Officers Mess-room of the Brigade Hall to discuss arrangements for the parade in connection with the forthcoming Coronation.

The Gaiety Troupe, under the direction of Capt. W. J. Short, are now rehearsing a play in aid of the Company funds, and hope to have it ready for staging on April the 22nd.
Carry on, C.L.B.!


Last week we published excerpts from an article which had appeared in "The Manchester Guardian" and was reprinted in the St. John's "Daily News." That article had been sent to the Guardian by a St. John's correspondent. This week we are very glad to be able to publish excerpts from a reply which Mr. T. Lodge, erstwhile Commissioner for Public Utilities, sent to the Guardian in answer, as it were, to the Newfoundland correspondent.

Hear what Mr. Lodge has to say in defence of the Commission's activities, or should we say, inactivities.


To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian:
Sir,-----Your St. John's correspondent paints a sad picture of Newfoundland. That picture is in substance a true one there is unfortunately no gainsaying. Whether the responsibility is so clearly on the shoulders of the Commission of Government is another matter.

There is only one solution for Newfoundland, and that is a vigorous policy of land settlement.

Newfoundland is only known to possess one raw material in any important amount, and that is soft-wood. Two-thirds of its resources in this respect are being used by the two paper mills. One of these is owned by the "Daily Mail" group. The bulk of the debentures of the other are guaranteed by the British and the Newfoundland Governments, while 96 per cent of its preference capital is held by the Bank of England, which so far has never received any return.

It is probable that recent developments in the world situation in so far as wood pulp is concerned will make the construction and operation of a third mill feasible and will enable the remaining third of the timber resources to be adequately exploited. I do not minimise the importance of this possibility. Such a mill would have a markedly beneficial effect both on the general finances of the island and on the local employment problem. A cold analysis of the numbers employed at the two existing mills will, however, demonstrate that its contribution to the solution of the real social problem of the island must be comparatively small.

That problem is to be found in the existence of 34,000 fishermen struggling to extract a living from the catching and curing of codfish supplemented by the production of other fish products of minor importance. The total value of the saleable commodities produced by these £1,500,000. This is the gross value when the commodities leave the island, The net return to the average producer is something appallingly low.

The war brought to the fisherman what must have seemed to him a fantastic prosperity. Once the post-war deflation had worked itself out, codfishing ceased to be the real basis of the island's economy. Both the merchant classes and the local governments failed to appreciate or refused to face the real change which had taken place. The governments masked its consequences by a policy of borrowing and hoped that, somehow or other, sometime or other, prosperity would return. Reflecting on the course which Europe has followed since 1919, I find it hard to be too critical of the governments of a small, rather isolated, community.

Fishermen and Farms

That some increase in the return from fishing can be brought about by improvements in organization, production, and marketing may well be possible. That there should be any such increase as will provide a tolerable living for the 34,000 fishermen employed seems to me demonstrably impossible, though I should hesitate to say that the public of Newfoundland has yet been convinced. To me the only alternative to fishing which is susceptible of indefinite expansion is the cultivation of the land. I would not argue that Newfoundland is an ideal country in which to farm. I do not suppose it will ever be an exporter of farm produce. But the land certainly can give the living with which the Newfoundlander is content.

An experiment in land settlement was begun in 1934 by a small group of public-spirited Newfoundlanders. It was taken over and financed by the Commission. Every visitor to the settlement from outside Newfoundland who examined the project with any care came away enthusiasitc. But in Newfoundland itself it was the object of more sustained and more hostile criticism than any other act of general policy. The Newfoundlander wanted immediate results when it ought to have been obvious that the transformation of an unemployed person from the slums of St. John's or the desolation of a rocky fishing settlement into a self-supporting citizen inevitably demanded years. He wanted an immediate spectatular enlargement of the scale of operations in spite of the obvious fact that the first need was the creation of an efficient administrative staff. ANd, quite inconsistently, he criticized the total gross expenditure without putting against it the material results achieved.

It was not my scheme originally, though circumstances put the responsibility for it on my shoulders. I am quite impenitent. I believe it to have been the most carefully thought out and most constructive land settlement scheme yet devised. Nevertheless, I have to admit that in a plebiscite it would have suffered the fate which your correspondent declares would await the Commission of Government if it had to face an electorate.

A Moral Problem
To me the problem of Newfoundland is even more a moral one than a material one. In the moral sphere the outstanding need is for a vigorous education policy. That 22 per cent of children of school age should not attend shcool is, Heaven knows, bad enough, but I doubt whether even this paints an adequate picture. But in Newfoundland education is completely in the hands of the Churches; the function of the Central Government is for practical purposes, limited to paying the bill. In no country have the Churches yielded thdir contro of education to the secular authority without a struggle, and in Newfoundland history would repeat itself in this respect as bitterly as anywhere.

I do not believe that the salvation of Newfoundland can be achieved without a radical transformation of the spirit which underlies its education system. Nevertheless, I am bound to admit that ecidence of any real desire for such a change in the majority of the people is lacking. There are a few voices crying in the wilderness, and all honour to them, but the respnose is woefully inadequate.

ANy Government could be popular in Newfoundland so long as it spent money. Precommission Governments borrowed and spent the loans on building wharves which served no economic purpose, constructing roads which led from nowhere to nowhere, providing free ferry services, and so on. They piled up troubles for their successors------that is, ourselves. For reasons which seemed good to his Majesty's Government, the people of Newfoundland were relieved of most of the consequences of the shortcomings of their rulers. I realize that the assumption by our own Government of the financial responsibility for the administration of the island prevented much immediate suffering by the poor. It had also the effect of relieving the educated classes of the consequences which ought to have followed the failure of these classes to exercise a guiding and restraining influence on the politicians responsible for the government of their country. There is a grave danger that Commission Government is forming a community which considers that it has no responsibility of its own and that it is the duty of the British taxpayer not merely to keep its poor frim starvation but even to keep its comfortable classes in a permanent state of comfort. In the long life of a nation it may well be that the immediate alleviation of material conditions was too dearly bought.

There is one hopeful feature in the situation. There is growing up a generation of youth which, I believe, appreciates that a country must work out its own salvation. It is a generation influenced and inspired by the work of Mr. J. L. Paton at the Memorial College. It may well be that his work will outlive and outweigh that of a whole series of Commissions.

The following is the comment the "Manchester Guardian" makes on Mr. Lodge's letter.

Newfoundland's Future
The plight of Newfoundland at the end of the third year of government by Commission was dealt with in an article which we published the other day from a correspondent in St. John's. To-day Mr. T. Lodge, who for some time took charge of the Department of Public Utilities in that Commission, surveys what he believes to be the root causes of the Dominion's decline and the difficulties that stand in the way of recovery. They are, he thinks, both moral and material. A quarter of a century of corrupt government, an inadequate educational system, and a period of severe economic stress have contributed to the prevalence of a spirit that is both bitter and apathetic. There is too ready a belief that prosperity on the old lines will somehow return and that meanwhile it is the business of the Mother Country to keep the wolf from the door. But for hopes of recovery on the old economic basis there is little ground. The main factor in it was the fisheries, which Francis Bacon prophesied would prove of more value than the gold and silver mines of Peru and which for centuries justified his vision. In the boom years that followed the war the yield from them was as high as £5,000,000; it is now nearer £1,500,000, and for a variety of reasons is never again likely to be the backbone of the island's revenue. Mr. Lodge sees the best hope for a new foundation of the country's security in land settlement. So far settlement has taken place almost wholly round its 6,000-mile coastline. But there are valleys running up from the sea which with patience and industry can be made to support a population that has proved too large for the capital and cannot wrest a living from the ocean. Hope lies less, he thinks, with the older generation, who are conservative in their views of what should be done, than with the young, who are beginning to benefit by such sounder educational methods as those inspired, to the island's great benefit, by Mr. J. L. Paton. But these will not quickly prevail.


Times and customes alter
The years grow strange
With new manners, new ways
And many a change.

But here and there a candle
Blossoms in a room
Like a golden flower
Coming back to bloom
Here and there a candle
On a window sill
Stands up like a beacon
Shining pure and still
No light so clear and steadfast
No flame so true and fair
A candle in an old house
Is like an angel there
Candlelight for corners
Candlelight for halls
Lets have a candle burning.


Saturday morning, March 6th, the weekly inter-class hockey games were played; more interest was shown than usual, as that morning would decide the winners of two championships. Grade VllA. played Grade VllB., Grade VllA. winning by a score of 5-1, thus winning the Junior Championship. Grade Xl. then played Grade X. It was a close game and Grade Xl. won by a score of 5-4, thus winning the Senior Championship. The remaining forty minutes were given to the girls. Grade X. versus Grade lX. Score 1-0 in favour of Grade X.

Grade Xl. Debate.
The first High School debate took place Friday afternood, March 5th. THe subject was: "Resolved that Macbeth deserves more sympathy than Lady Macbeth." The subject was a very interesting one, expecially to Grade Xl., who are at present studying the play "Macbeth." Grade X and Grade lX. were also present, and formed a very attentive audience. The debaters were: A. Ogilvie, E. Dwyer, (affirmative); J. Squibb, E. Dawe, (negative). The sides were well matched, and each party brought forth good arguments, although this is our first debate, plans are being made to have several others during the term.

Hockey Dinner
On Friday, March 5th, at 7 p.m., a dinner was given to the school hockey team to wind up the season. Representative girls from Grades lX. and X. assisted the teachers of the staff, in catering to the boys after an enjoyable dinner, speeches were made by Mr. Ripley and Mr. Hickman, the coaches of the team; both men emphasised the importance and influence of school sports. In return a few remarks on the games were then made by several members of the team. The dinner broke up about eight-thirty; the evening was enjoyed by all, and it is hoped by the boys that this dinner will be an annual affair.

Girls Basketball.
On Friday afternoon, March 12th, Grade lX. played Grade VllA. Grade lX. won by a score of 18 to 8. The Grade Vll center was V. Hollett, the two forwards, E. Snow and I. Follett. The Grade lX. team showed good team work and appeared to be in good form for their match against Grade X.

This match was played Monday, March 15th. It was a good game, and although Grade lX. put up a good stand, Grade X. won by a score of 28 to 22. Ena Hall, supported by her two forwards, Vera Moore and Muriel Matthews, scored time after time. It was no easy task, as Grade lX. was fortunate in having such stars as Joan Bradbury and Jeanette Powell.

This rournament ends girls basketball for the year, for both boys and girls are busy practising scenes from the Shakespearian drama: "Macbeth," which will be put off after the Easter holidays.

St. Patrick's Night Performance Great Success
On Wednesday evening, March 17th, in the Town Hall, the members of the Notre Dame Dramatic Troupe, under the direction of Mr. R. W. Sullivan, presented a Comedy in 3 acts, entitled "Great Expectations." The Hall was filled in spite of the epidemic of Measles which kept many would-be patrons away, and if we may judge by the amount of applause and the number of laughs that the many members of the cast drew from the audience, the large crowd thoroughly enjoyed the performance and they were well pleased with the evening's enterttainment.

It would be unfair to single out any one person more than another for commendation, as each player did his or her part nobly, and helped to make the play a great success.

Between the Acts, Mrs. Campbell once again delighted her hearers with a beautiful vocal Solo, which was enthusiastically encored. The small boys and girls of the Convent School gave two nimble little dances which were greatly enjoyed by all.

The members of the Cast were as follows:
Maria------------------------Mrs. J. C. Sullivan
Nelty-------------------------Miss G. O'Keefe
Dominic---------------------Mr. J. Moriarity
Joe----------------------------Mr. J. M. Sullivan
Tom---------------------------Mr. T. Healey
Mrs. Carragher-------------Mrs. C. McCormack
Robert------------------------Mr. R. Melvin
Francy-----------------------Mr. R. Benning
To one and all, congratulations!

Street Flooded
During the past few days a large amount of water has been running into a basin like section of East Street, with the result that nearby houses were in danger of flooding. In order to relieve the situation, a portable pump had to be put in operation. The severe frost of last fall has prevented the spring floods from draining through the ground.

Interesting Display
Lately the show windows of Mr. E. I. Bishop's Studio have been attracting a great deal of attention with their display of photographs of Grand Falls in the early teens. Among the group is an interesting snap of the first papermakers to be employed here. Mr. Bishop informed the ADVERTISER that he would display different groups, illustrating Grand Falls history to the present time.


On Tuesday morning at the Rink,
There was an awful battle;
When the Papermakers played a game,
Well, how the sticks did rattle!

The men that played were big, small
Experience, some had nil;
And one ot them was keeping goal,
An old soldier we call Bill.

Bill ofter ducked a whiz bang,
To save his poor old head;
But when Conway hit him with the puck,
Bill thought that he was dead.

The battle raged,the score began,
The referee was busy;
And when the game was one-third thro,
All hands were feeling dizzy.

"Shoo" Mercer, he also kept goal.
By gosh, he was doing fine;
But he caught Bill Parsons by the leg,
And then he served some time.

The crowd would laugh and shout and roar,
When big Nick Aylward tried to score;
But Nick is very hard to beat,
Especially when he's on his feet.

The game was good from start to stop,
The skates were under, when they weren't on top;
There were lots of falls, the boys told me,
And the score was 19----23.

------------BALD SPOT.

And here we are sending our kids to school so they can learn to speak good English------and foreign movie stars are making fortunes because they can't.--------Judge.


The Elks are first to start the ball of gaiety rolling after the drabness of the Lenten season. They open the Easter festivities with their Annual Charity Dance, which has always been an unqualified success, on Wednesday, March 31st. The Elks, can no doubt rely on the whole-hearted support of the community in their praise-worthy efforts to provide the children with suitable playgrounds during the coming summer.


DENVER.-------The Naploeon wars which devasted Europe more than 100 years ago are credited with starting one of Colorado's leading industries.

Napoleon, finding it difficult to feed armies in the field offered a reward of 12,000 francs for the best method of preserving food for military use. Nicholas Appert of Paris won the prize in 1810 when he demonstrated a method of preserving cooked food in bottles.

Thousands of acres of Colorado land are devoted to raising fruits and vegetables for canning.


Coronation Series.
Our special series of hockey known as "The Coronation Series," is now in full swing and is creating keen rivalry amongst the teams. A beautiful set of medals has been put up by the Rink Committee as a souvenir of the Coronation of the King. Ice conditions are exceptionally good for this time of the year and the games are well attended.

On Tuesday night C.L.B, defeated Bishop's Falls by a score of 15 to 8. The game was very fast and Dr. Little's boys played a splendid game for their first appearance during the season; we hope to see them in action here more ofter during next season.

On Wednesday night Guards defeated Wanderers 14 to 4. The game did not produce very good hockey as the Wanderers were handicapped by the loss of some of their players and had to play with only one spare. The Guards played without the services of J. Dwyer and his place was taken by J. Norman, who played a nice game.

C.C.C. Returned From Trip To Bell Island.

The C.C.C. returned on Friday morning from their trip to Bell Island. During their stay on the Iron Isle they played two games, both of which they won; the first by a score of 6 to 5, and the other by a score of 5 to 3. They are loud in their praises of the treatment accorded them by the people on the Island, especially Fr. Bartlett and his energetic committee.

Howil Morenz, Great Loss To Professional Hockey.

Professional hockey suffered a severe blow on Monday last when Howil Morenz veteran centre of Les "Canadiens", died from heart failure. The deceased was the idol of the French speaking people all over Canada. He was born in Stratford, Ont., in 1903 and began his professional hockey career in 1923 with "Les Canadiens" of Montreal. He fast became the "Babe Ruth" of hockey, the fastest skater and the most colorful figure every to don a hockey uniform for "Les Canadiens." It was mainly through his efforts that "Les Canadiens" won the Stanley Cup in 1924 and again in 1930. In 1934 his services were sold to the Chicago Black Hawks, and in 1935 he became a member of the New York Rangers. But the transfer of Morenz saw the decline of the Canadien team and the dropping off of attendance at their games, so when the 1936-7 season opened, he was again in a Canadien uniform. He had been going strong all the season and "Les Canadiens" were leading in the race for the Stanley Cup, but he suffered an unfortunate accident in a game in Montreal Forum on February 28, when he was slammed into the boards to receive a broken leg. Since that time he has not been well, and he scuumbed to a heart attack on Monday, March 8th, 1937. His place in hockey will indeed be hard to fill. The "Flying Frenchman," as he was known, was well known to local "radio fans" by reputatuin, and we were very sorry to hear of his death.


The C.L.B. hockeyists won over the Cadets to the tune of 9 to 8, in the second game of the Coronation Series played last night. The final game of the series takes place on Monday night, when the Guards and C.L.B. will try conclusions.

The following is a half page ad.

Contractors and Builders
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Cromar Oak Flooring Co., (Laid and Used the Same Day)
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--------Importers of------------
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Double The Capacity Of Any Other
Estimates Free

(By Our Special Correspondent)

Steps have been taken to organize a debating union for the prupose of developing the art of public speaking, and the discussion of lively subjects. Representatives have been appointed by the Masonic and the Orange Association, the Botwood Social Club, and the U.C. Young People's Society; to serve as an executive committee to supervise these debates. It is proposed to hold three public debates each year for the championship. The committee would appreciate the donating of a trophy by some interested citizen or firm for annual competition in debating.

Rev. W. H. Chard, who had been visiting other parts of his mission, returned home Tuesday.

A slight fire occured in the house occupied by Wm. Taylor and owned by the A.N.D. Co., on Sunday noon. It was quickly extinguished before much damage was done.

The many friends of Mr. Geo. Petreson will regret to learn that he is at present very ill.

The Women's Association of the United Church are practising for a sketch to be presented St. Patrick's night, March 17th.

Max Rees, blacksmith, and Peter Boone, conductor, who had been on the sick list for awhile, returned to work Monday morning, feeling O.K.

Squadron Leader Pattison, who had been to St. John's on business, returned home Tuesday morning.

Three gentlemen from the Marconi Company had a very hard time Sunday evening, when returning from Grand Falls; their car stalled in the snow bank, west of Haymarsh Crossing. They had to walk about four miles, arriving home about 9 p.m. in the height of the storm.

Miss Alma Colbourne, of the 1st Botwood Compnay of Girl Guildes will represent this branch at the Coronation Camp to be held in the Old Country this year.

The first case of Measles was reported here during the week, and we understand the usual precautions are being taken by the proper authorities.

The following is another ad from the Grand Falls Advertiser.

Athletic Equipment
Best since 1876 and Still Leading.

P.S.------By Special Arrangement
I am Able to Supply them-------
with Nfld. Specially Prepared
Seal Hide Covers
Every Test Proves Them
Superior to Any Others and Cost Less.
Use Them and be Convinced.

------------Order From--------------
Aguathuna Spalding's
Nfld. Representative.

Saturday, February 20, 1937.


"All Things Come to Those Who Wait."
At long last we have actually reached one goal of our ambition---a weekly paper. With this issue begins our new schedule of publishing. No longer does the "Adertiser" come out on "paydays" ------that is, twice monthly----but on every Saturday morning instead. With this issue too, begins a new order of things, and another goal of our ambition is attained----a mcahine-set newspaper.

With our new equipment in good running order, particularly the Linotype, we hope to give our kind and generous patrons something better in quality and service than was possible under our old system.

If our many gracious friends, who so gallantly helped us to make our start in the newspaper field, almost a year ago, will continue to give us their support and co-operation, we shall indeed be humbly grateful, and in return shall endeavour, to the best of our ability, to give our heartiest support and loyal co-operation to any plans and projects of theirs that they may desire to have forwarded.

All plans for he betterment of the community of Grand Falls and for its environs have our ready sympathy, and we stand ready to serve, in any way possible, any worthy cause that affects not only our own citizens and ndighbouring townspeople, but the people of our country as well.


For Coronation Celebrations, Wednesday May 12th, the Railway will operate TWO Special Trains (to be known as "Coronation Specials") from points West to St. John's.

The first to leave Corner Brook 7.00 a.m. Monday, May 10th-----stopping at points between Corner Brook and Grand Falls, thence (without further stop) to St. John's.

The second to leave Grand Falls 9.30 a.m. Monday, May 10th----stopping at all intermediate points to St. John's.

Return to be made by CORONATION SPECIAL leaving St. John's 8.00 a.m. Saturday, May 15th.

ONE CENT PER MILE FARE: Special round trip CORONATION Tickets TO ST. JOHN'S will be sold for Coronation Specials only -----at rate of ONE CENT PER MILE EACH WAY,with minimum trip fare of $4.00----Standard meals will be served at reasonable rates.

The Coronation Specials will consist of Day Coaches, Dining Cars and Baggage Cars.

The point is emphasized that ONE CENT PER MILE RATE applies only on Coronation Specials going and returning. Regular excursion rate of One Way and One Third first class fare will apply on other trains. Dates and Details to be announced later.


It is also suggested that those who wish to avail of this service should arrange their vacations to conform with dates outlined above.

(By Special Correspondent)

On Wednesday evening, March 10th, the members of the Badminton Club met at the home of Mr. S. Dominic and presentd Mr. J. Irvin, Vice-President of the CLub, with the Book of Newfoundland and a Set of Labradorite Cuff Links, and the following address by Rev. W. B. Perry, on behalf of the Club.

Dear Mr. Irvin:---
We, the members of the Badminton Club, deeply regret that the times has arrived when you are to leave us; and we wish to take this opportunity of expressing not only our regret, but our sincere appreciation of the service you have rendered us.

Before your arrival the game of Badminton was practically unknown to us, but now after the short space of two months, we have had the privilege of becoming acquaintted with the rules of the game, and enjoying this popular for of recreation. We therefore feel it is impossible to adequately express the sense of our obligation to you for your contribution to our recreational and social activtties.

We express the regret that the announcement of your early departure has not afforded us ample opportunity of expressing in a more social manner our appreciation. Will you please accept the accompanying gift as an expression of our gratitude to you for the recreation and pleasure you have made possible for us. As a further token of the esteem in which you are held by the Club, we are very pleased to inform you that we have decided that in future the Club will be known as the "Irvin Badminton Club of Botwood."

The very best wishes of the Club follow you as you leave us, and we trust you will always find yourself in happy surroundings where-ever you go. We also express the sincere wish that in the not-too-far-distant future we may have the pleasure of seeing you again.

This was signed by all the members of the Club. Mr. Irvin leaves very shortly for his home in the Old Country. Since his coming here about six months ago with the Marconi Company, he have been very popular with the yourn people of this towm, and the writer takes this opportunity of wishing him the best of luck.

Mrs. K. M. Macdonald and daughter Margaret, left by Mondays express for St. John's to spend a holiday.

Messrs. A. Pittman and J. Myrick arrived from St. John's to work as operators with the Marconi Company.

Capt. Jorgensen was here during the week on business and registered at the Staff House.

Mr. H. Marshall, representative of Steers Ltd., is at present in town on business for his firm.

The young people of the United Church are practising for a play: "Eyes of Love", to be staged sometime in April.

Many children are home from school at present with Measles and Mumps.

Mr. John S. Arklie, Cashier with the Botwood Railway, is at present confined to his home with a severe cold.

Mr. S. Dominic is at present visiting Corner Brook.

Mr. Cyril Boone, who had been absent from work for the past six weeks owing to sickness, returned Monday morning, feeling fine.


The Company's activities are still at a standstill on account of the epidemic of Measles prevalent in Town.

Should the regulations be lifted this week, the Company will assemble on Thursday, March 25th, in the Brigade Hall at 7.30 p.m.

All Ranks are requested to take note of the time and date and place and govern themselves accordingly.

Capt. W. J. Short reports that the rehearsals for the play: "Here Comes Charlie," in aid of our funds, are progressing favourably.

Now that the hockey season is over and the championship won, we take this opportunity of offering our congratulations to the Guards Team on their splendid victory, and to the other teams we say, better luck next season.
Carry on, C.L.B.!


Mr. Chester Dawe, of the firm of Wm. Dawe & Sons, Ltd., was in town last week for a brief business visit.

Mr. Gordon Howell, of the Customs Department, St. John's, was in town a short while ago on business connected with his Department.

Mr. Arch Balleny is at present relieving Mr. H. Nickerson in the Bank of Montreal here. Mr. Nickerson has returned home on leave, due to ill health.

Miss Isabel Scott has been in town the past fortnight in connection with the work of the Canadian Institute of the Blind, which she is representing.

Mr. Victor Reid, representing the Terra Nova Motors, Ltd., was in town this week on business for his firm, which is to open a Grand Falls Branch in the near future.

Miss Nellie Breen, well-known local representative of the "Family Herald and Weekly Star," has been appointed Grand Falls representative for "The Book of Newfoundland." All orders for those splendid volumes may be booked through her, and a speedy delivery is assured.

Miss Mary Pincott returned by yesterday morning's train from Littledale, St. John's, to spend her Easter vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Pincott, Hill Road.


Guards Defeat C.L.B. To Win Coronation Series.
The hockey season came to an end on Monday last, when the Guards defeated C.L.B. in a very close game, by a score of 4 to 2. By winning this game, the Guards pulled off what amounts to a grand slam, having won the championship, tie cup and Coronation medals. Congratulations to Ken and the boys.

Without wishing to detract from the Guards victory, I consider the C.L.B. team was in very hard luck in this series. This team defeated Bishop's Falls and then defeated the strong C.C.C. team, to lose to the Guards by a single goal in a game that was anybody's from the start to finish. With the "breaks" going their way, they will be the team to defeat next year.

Professional Hockey Play-Offs Near
Our season having come to an end, hockey interest centres in the professional hockey play-offs for the Stanley Cup. The standing of the teams as of March 12th, 1937, was as follows:

Canadian Section

Teams P W L D Pts.
Canadiens 43 23 16 5 51
Maroons 44 19 17 8 46
Toronto 44 19 21 4 42
Amerks. 45 14 27 4 32

American Section

Teams P W L D Pts.
Detriot 45 24 12 9 57
Boston 45 22 17 6 50
Rangers 45 18 18 9 45
Chicago 44 13 24 7 33

This means that the Americans and Black Hawks are ou otf the play-offs, with Canadiens favoured for the top berth in the Canadian section, and the Red Wings in the American Section. Since this date Detriot has lost the services of their star right winger, Aurie, who is out with an injured leg, thus breaking up their famous goal getting line of Aurie, Barry and Lewis. Unlike professional baseball, six teams are in the hockey play-offs. The third place teams play a series of three games and second place teams also play a series of three games; the league leaders playing a series of five games. The the winner in the third string plays the winner of the second string, the victor playing off for the Stanley Cup, with the winner in the first string. The receipts are all pooled and are divided as follows ------- 50% split between league leaders; 25% split between the runners-up and 12 ½% split between third place teams; 12 ½% amongst the officials.

All-Star Teams

Sports writers on the big "sports newspapers" are indulging in the famous indoor pastime at this time of the year of picking "all-star teams." As a sign of how the players showed up, they may be of interest to some of our readers, although no sport columnist claims infallability in his choice of players!

The following is "Liberty's" all-star team:----

  • Goal----Thompson (Bruins).
  • Defence---Siebert (Canadians), Seibert (Hawks).
  • Forwards---Aurie (R.W.) Barry (C.) (Wings), Shriner (L.W.) (Americans).
  • Best Defence on one team-----Goodfellow and Bowman (Wings).
  • Best Line on one team------Aurie, Barry, Lewis (Wings).
  • Best Rookie----Syl Apps (Leafs).
  • Fastest Skater-----Gracie (Maroons).
Compare this with the all-star selections of the Boston Herald, which are as follows------
First Team
  • Goal-----Thompson (Boston)
  • Right Defence----Goodfellow (Detriot).
  • Left Defence------Siebert (Canadians).
  • Centre-------Barry (Detroit).
  • Right Wing-----Aurie (Detriot).
  • Left Wing-------Jackson (Toronto).
  • Coach-----Ross (Boston).
Alternative Team
  • Goal--------Smith (Detriot)
  • Right Defence-----Seibert (Chicago)
  • Left Defence-------L.Conacher (Maroons)
  • Centre--------Chapman (Americans).
  • Right Wing-----Clapper (Boston)
  • Left Wing-------Lewis (Detriot)
  • Coach-----Patrick (Rangers)

Finis To The "Blue Line"
Now that the Rink has closed, the hockey season has come to an end for this year. All in all, it has been a very good season, and we have had some very interesting games in our league series.

I have been asked by the Rink Committee to convey their sincere thanks to the public of Grand Falls for the support given them by your interest and your co-operation. Their success in the operation of the Rink depended entirely on your attendance at the games and your enjoyment of the skating. The results show that a Rink is a necessity and has your whole-hearted support.

The publicity given this column by the "GRAND FALLS ADVERTISER," has also helped in no small measure towards creating interest in and attendance at the games. To all concerned, "thank you folks."

The writer has followed hockey closely for four or five years and I am of the opinion that to successfully compete with outside competition, we really need a larger ice surface; as we find that our players are handicapped immediately they leave town, by the lengths of other rinks and the different style of play to suit a larger rink.


Last night a most interesting tournament was held between the players of the Botwood Badminton Club, which was inaugurated this year, and the First Year players of the Grand Falls Club. This is the first time that Botwood has come up to try their skill against us here in Grand Falls and the event drew an enthusiastic number of fans. The players of both teams were very good indeed, and though they are comparatively new at the game, it was a most interesting evening for the spectators.

There was however, one exception to the First Year Players, Mr. Irvin of the Botwood team,is an old and experienced hand at the game and he pitted his strength against one of the best players on the Grand Falls team, Mr. Charlie James.

It was a very pleasant experience to have our near neighbours visit us and give us such strenuous competition, and we hope to have the pleasure of meeting them again in the near future.

The results of the games were as follows:-----12 sets were played; Grand Falls winning 10.

In the game between Mr. Irvin and Mr. James; the latter won.


Felix Bouzan, of Little Bay, is now at the Lady Northcliffe Hospital, after having undergone a serious appendix operation. He has had a hard fight for his life, as he had to be brought fifty-five miles by a dog-team to Badger, where he caught the train for Grand Falls. To a person in robust health such a journey over our winter roads would be far from a pleasure jaunt, but to a youth in pain and danger of death, such a hazardous trip must have been indescribable. The ADVERTISER wishes the Little Bay boy a speedy recovery.


On Thursday, March 18th, the lower Grades of the Schools resumed their interrupted scholastic activities. For two weeks all children under Grade Vl. had been compelled by the Health Authorities to remain away from school owing to the epidemic of Measles in the town.

This unavoidable loss of time may prevent some of the children from securing hoped for Grades when the June Tests come along, though it is not improbable that what the younger children have lost in scholastic lore they have made up in health, due to being out so much in the sunny March weather.


He is such a little fellow with a mop of curly hair,
A regular little rascal, but he doesn't seem to care;
There is music in his laughter, his bright eye with mischief gleams,
There is no rest for the weary ----till he's in the land of dreams.

The jungle man is all aglow as he starts his little fight,
The dogs and cats are lions bold, and Tarzan's at his height.
The cat's tails pulled from root and moor, poor old Towser show his teeth;
There isn't much more left to do----little Tarzan must retreat.

The whole house is in confusion, he will prattle and annoy,
His only theme is "reigh supreme" that's the way of Sonny Boy.
We will not spank him this time, but the same thing haps again;
Oh well, he's only a little one and may not long remain.


We regret to have to record the death of Mrs. Cross, who passed away on Thursday afternoon. Her burial will take place from her late residence, Grand Falls Station, at 2.30 p.m. to-day. Mrs. Cross had been ill for some time, and had received treatment at Twillingate and St. John's hospitals, as well as at the Lady Northcliffe Hospital here; but all medical aid was unavailing, and she finallly passed to her reward. About two weeks ago her sister came in to Grand Falls to be with her at her last, but unfortunately shortly after her arrival she developed pneumonia and had to be moved to the hospital, where she made a quick recovery.

Leaving to mourn, are her husband and one son, and to these this paper extends deepest sympathy.

March 20, 1937

St. John's Branch G.W.V.A.

(Less Government Tax)

12 Lucky Numbers were drawn at Branch Headquarters Thursday morning as follows:---------

  • 123247-----------------------Drawn by Jas. Vinicombe.
  • 116001-----------------------Drawn by J. H. Bowden.
  • 108642-----------------------Drawn by Jas. D. Rendell.
  • 91750------------------------Drawn by R. W. Jeans.
  • 120494-----------------------Drawn by Dr. C. D. Kean.
  • 94687------------------------Drawn by Jas. D. Higgins.
  • 107032-----------------------Drawn by J. M. Herder.
  • 62391------------------------Drawn by Dr. C. D. Kean.
  • 41814------------------------Drawn by Jas. Vinicombe.
  • 202067-----------------------Drawn by J. H. Bowden.
  • 111118-----------------------Drawn by Jas. D. Rendell.
  • 92332------------------------Drawn by R. W. Jeans.
Lucky Numbers Unclaimed
  • Total Catch-----------------------------------------74878
  • Ungava----------------------------------------------- 6154
  • Ungava-----------------------------------------------10447
  • Imogene--------------------------------------------- 3171
Lucky Numbers Claimed
  • Total Catch----------------------------------------110065
    (C. J. Kelley, City)
  • Total Catch----------------------------------------154402
    (Miss Sadie Rodgers, City)
  • Ranger---------------------------------------------- 6019
    (J. Bourne, City)
  • Eagle------------------------------------------------ 8297
    (David Baird, City)

MARCH 27, 1937


Mr. Arthur Stevenson, representing Stevenson & Co., Ltd., was a visitor to town during the week on business for his firm.

Mr. John Whelan left for St. John's by Monday's express to have an eye infection attended to.

Mr. H. Luscombe, of the Brookfield Ice Cream, Ltd, St. John's, was in town during the week on a brief business visit.

Mrs. H. S. Crowe left by Tuesday's express for Halifax, where she will be joined by her daughter who is at school at Edgehill.

Miss Gwen Baird, of the Grand Falls Academy Staff, left by yesterday's Eastbound express to spend Easter with her mother at Terra Nova.

Miss Alice Butler, of St. John's, formerly of Grand Falls, who had been visiting relations and friends at Grand Falls Station, returned by Monday's express.

Miss Monica Wells, of Millertown Junction, accompanied by her mother, was in town during the week having some dental work attended to. They were guests of Miss Hilda Maidment, Grand Falls Station.

Munden Bishop returned from the Memorial University College, St. John's, by yesterday's train, to spend his Easter vacation with his parents, Rev. E. M. and Mrs. Bishop, the Rectory.

Miss Daphne Sheppard returned home by Tuesday's train from St. John's, where she had been attending school at Bishop Spencer College, and she is spending her Easter holidays with her parents.

We regret to hear that "Bill" MacDonald had to be removed to Lady Northcliffe Hospital to undergo treatment to his foot and leg. Here's hoping to see you around in a few days, Bill.

Miss Alice Dickie, who has been in town for a few weeks, conducting Domestic Science Classes under the auspices of the Newfoundland Adult Education, Association, returned to St. John's last Monday. We learn with regret that Miss Dickie is resigning her position in this country at the end of March, and is to return home to Nova Scotia, where she has accepted a position similar to the one she holds in Nfld. Miss Dickie's new duties begin in July, and in between she will attend the Coronation in England and afterwards visit several Europeon cities.


For the past few weeks the rumour has been going around that plans were being made to improve the sound and deaden the echo in the Assembly Hall. This echo made it almost impossible for good speaking, and with the date for the play drawing near, the matter was a serious one. However, the rumour became a fact, and when entering the Hall Monday morning we were surprised to see all the colours of the rainbow reflected in our eyes. All the hollows in the windows had flags of nearly all the British Dominions draped over them and great interest was shown trying to guess the different flags. Mr. Ripley explained them to us, and there is no doubt that the experiment will be a successful one, as speaking has been improved a great deal.

On Friday afternoon, March 19th, a debate was held in the Assembly Hall between Grade lX. and X. Mr. G. Bradbury presiding as chairman. The subjct was "Resolved: It is Better to Read the Book than see the Pictures." The subject was an interesting one and the Grade lX. representatives, who had no previous experience in the art of debating, showed their ability very well indeed. On the Affirmative was Vera Moore and W. Allen; on the Negative, Barbara Dunn and A. Morgan. The judges had no easy task in deciding the winners and gave their decision in favour of the affirmative. First blood to Grade X. Congratulations!


First and Only Community in Nfld. to Have Municipality Based on Popular Subscription.

On Monday evening, March 22nd, a Public Meeting was held in the Community Hall, Grand Falls Station, to consider ways and means to improve the sanitary and social aspect of that community. The meeting was well attended, the following being present: The People's Committee, consisting of Mr. T. V. Ryan, Chairman; Mr. E. Paddock, Sec'y-Treas.; Messrs. Anderson, G. Gibson and F. Young. Hon. Chairman, District Magistrate Bradley; Mr. V. S. Jones, Director A.N.D. Co., Ltd.; Mr. T. Howell, Assistant Town Manager, Grand Falls; Rev. W. Finn. P.P., Grand Falls; Pastor Ball of Pentecostal Mission, Grand Falls Station; and some 200 citizens of the community of Grand Falls Station.

The Meeting was called to order at 8.20 p.m. and it was opened by District Magistrate Bradley, in somewhat those words: "You have been called together this evening to ascertain what has been done by your Committee in their efforts to make this town a clean and wholsome place in which to live. It is regrettable that we have no laws on the statutes of this country to cover these conditions and provide a remedy; although I believe that legislation is now pending to cover such conditions. But Grand Falls Station could not wait for this.

Last year a move was made but since nothing materialized, some people thought the matter had died, but the Committee was active all this time, and since matters of this nature must be ratified by the imperial Government things move slowly; but last week this authority was reveived and now the Committee has been formed and its powers "defined".

Mr. Bradley then said he had spent a lot of time in smaller communities around the country and had always regretted the lack of community spirit. He said, "Newfoundlanders have been killers of seals, killers of fish and now killers of trees. This destructive bent does not make for helpful ideas. But we must forget all this, put our shoulders to the wheel and help the Committee whole-heartedly to make Grand Falls Station a place of which to be proud. While we ask for co-operation it must be noted that this move now has the force of the Law behind it, and while we do not anticipate any Judases of slackers, still it is well to remember that the Law will take charge. Some of the citizens last year offered to back the scheme by an allowance of money. This has now evidently been forgotten. However, now that the scheme has been brought to perfection, all must be reminded that each one must contribute a little towards its being successfully carried out."

Mr. Bradley's speech was most interesting, inspiring and informative. In fact, throughout the whole meeting Our District Magistrate proved himself a most efficient Chairman, never permitting the Meeting to flag or become boring.

Mr. E. King then rose to say a few words. He explained that he has been a resident of the Station for twenty three years and has watched the place grow from a few to hundreds of people. Continuing he said, "Some people are alive to their obligations, but unfortunately there are others who do not exert themselves. I was sorry to see in a paper some few years ago this place designated as "the place of 1000 smells." I was sorry to read it, but I had to admit that some sections of the place deserved it."

Mr. T. Howell then said a few words, remarking that he had been asked to come to the Meeting to see what was takeing place. He stressed what had been already done with the Dump approaching the Station by the Committee. Under their efficient management this eye-sore had been quickly remedied. He said he was well aware of the difficulty attending any such job as they were undertaking, for his work in the Town Office, showed that, with all the force of the Law behind them, things were far from easy. In conclusion he asked the people to give their whole-hearted co-operation to their Committee.

Rev. Father Finn said he did not come to make a speech but that he was glad he had come, as he is always deeply interested in the community in which he lived. He had attended the initial meeting, and had made a remark, to wit, that the people of the town should be more vitally interested in the health condition of the people of the Station Settlement than in that of the town proper, which was so well looked after by the A.N.D. Co., Ltd.

The Town and Station men worked together in the Mill, there was intermingling of the people visiting relatives and the water was drunk, and maybe something else. (Applause). He continued: "Seriously now I consider it my duty as a citizen of both towns to advise you. You have made wonderful strides in the past year, and if you continue to place good men at the head of affairs, and work wholeheartedly with them, Grand Falls Station will be a place of which to be proud."

Father Finn then advocated the opeing of Study Clubs. These Study Clubs are making wonderful strides in Canada and are being introduced in Newfoundland; and wherever they start the Community Spirit and social life has improved. Those who are a little better educated than others in other places teach those less fortunate, thus up-lifting the general tone, etc.

Mr. T. V. Ryan, Chairman of the Committee, then rose and said that after listening to the very able speeches of the other men he felt there was very little for him to say; but he could not let the opportunity go by without voicing the sentiments of the people in regard to tht visit of Mr. Jones, Mr. Bradley, Mr. Howell and Rev. Fr. Finn, who came there and gave of their time and spirit to help the Committee with their first meeting since their inception. He continued: "some people may have thought the Committee had failed to function, but it was not so. We have been working day and night. A community as large as ours cannot be covered in one night. We must have patience and let things work out. This community is 25 years old. It is remarkable that it has lived so long without an effort being made to improve conditions, for it would have been easy to have done something 12 or 15 years ago. Now, however, we are going to make an effoft and it is going to succeed. (Applause). I am only a day worker and I am raising a family, as most of you are. I want the best for my children and the best for every other family, educationally, socially and sanitarily. Other communities have done so and so can we. Why do we have to have our community slated down? God helps those who help themselves. Why cannot we hlp ourselves, ther by getting God's help to lift ourselves out of this rut, in which we are? We have things going now, but we must have Community Spirit and co-operative action, if we are to put ourselves in a position of equality withany other community in the counttry. We pledged ourselves not to take any money until the whole scheme was workable. On last Friday we were properly constituted and we now pass on to you what efforts we have made. All efforts are for the good of the community as a whole. During the winter months things are slow. Mr. Paddock has been to St. John's and he took up an idea of ours with the Comission Government. These efforts have brought this thing to a successful conclusion." Mr. Ryan then finished by thanking the Gentlemen who came to the Meeting, and by calling on the people to stand behind the Movement.

The meeting was then brought to a close by, Magistrate Bradley, who explained that the Committee will gladly receive any suggestions from the people. He voiced his admiration for the citizens of Grand Falls Station, remarking that it was the only community in Newfoundland that has its municipality based on popular subscription, for it is a difficult thing for a man to pay taxes to himself. A show of hands was called for to determine the sentiment towards subscribing towards the scheme. The response was 100%.

The meeting then adjourned at 9.40 p.m.

Mr. V. S. Jones showed a deep and sympathetic interest in the aims and objects of the meeting. He congratulated the speakers on their efforts for the benefit of the people of the community. And, by the way, Mr. Jones was one of the first to raise his hand, pledging himself a subscriber.


William J. Cross and family desire to express their deep gratitude to all the friends and acquaintances who helped so much in their recent bereavement, when a loving wife and mother was taken from them for a time. Especially do they thank the following:
For Messages:----Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brett, Moreton's Hr.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jennings, Moreton's Hr.; Mr. Wilson Hoskins and Family, Greenspond; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunt, Greenspond; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bartlett and Agnes, Lower Amherst Cove; Mrs. E. Burry, St. John's.

For Sympathy Cards and Letters:----S. Cohen & Sons, Miss Rita Bryan, Miss Edna Reid, Miss Nellie Delaney, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Locke, Mr. and Mrs. S. Reid, Const. H and Mrs. Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Hoddinott and Family, Botwood; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cross, Imilda and Marie Lambe, Mrs. Maria Legge, Mr. and Mrs. M. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Voss, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Arklie, Mr. Carl Anstey, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Rockwood, Mrs. E. Sheppard and Family, Miss Garrie L. Dowden.

For Wreaths and Sprays:----Mr. and Mrs. E. Pittman, Mr. and Mrs. K. Hoddinott, Mr and Mrs. Charles Fudge, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lane, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parsons and Family, Mr. and Mrs. R. Norman, Mr. and Mrs. John Pickford, Mr. and Mrs. S. Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. E. Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. John Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. H. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hoskins and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Clayson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Granter, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Squibb, Miss Marjorie RIdeout and Family, Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, Miss Barbara Brett, Miss Loretta Baggs, Miss Leah Haggett, Finishing and Shipping Dept., A.N.D. Co., Ltd.; S. Cohen & Sons, C.E.A.A., Parish Church Association. Also Mrs. Short, for playing the organ.

I don't know if anyone would be interested in the following but I decided to post it anyway just in case.


6.30 a.m. ---------------------------Holy Eucharist.
8.30 a.m.----------------------------Holy Eucharist.
11.00 a.m.---------------------------Mattins.
12---------------------------------------Holy Eucharist.
3.00 p.m.----------------------------Children's Service.
7.00 p.m.----------------------------Evensong.
The Easter Anthems are:-------"Hallelujah, The Lord Is Risen."
"Thanks Be To God."

6.00 a.m.----------------------------Sunrise Service.
11.00 a.m.----------------------------Divine Service.
2.30 p.m.----------------------------Special Sunday School Service.
7.00 p.m.----------------------------Divine Worship.
8.15 p.m.----------------------------Easter Communion Service.

9.00 a.m.------------------------------First Mass.
11.00 a.m.-----------------------------Solemn High Mass.
7.30 p.m.------------------------------Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

6.30 a.m.--------------------------------General Parade, Accompanied by Band.
11.00 a.m.-------------------------------Holiness Meeting.
3.00 p.m.-------------------------------Praise Meeting------Commissioning Local Officers------Presentation Corps Cadet Certificates.
7.00 p.m.------------------------------Public Salvation Meeting.

MARCH 27, 1937


Mr. Abe Bragg, who is attending the University of New Brunswick in Frederickton, N.B., did remarkably well in his mid-term exams, leading his class in several subjects. However, Abe's prowess is not confined to scholastic feats, but extends to Athletics as well. He was successful in making the U.N.B. Boxing Team, and was victorious in his scraps. He was elected Assistant Boxing Manager and went to Halifax, N.S. on March 15th with the Boxing Team which took part in the Maritime Intercollegiate Boxing Tournament that was staged this year by Dalhousie University. Abe, however, did not take an active part in this contest, having unfortunately hurt his ankle a little while previously, which put him out of action for the rest of the season.

He has also been requested to take over the Sport Editor-ship of the College paper, "Brunswickian" next year. This is quite a tribute to his literary powers.

Abe is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bragg of this town, and to him and to his parents The Advertiser extends heartiest congratulations.

I never knew anyone interfere with other peoples disputes, but that he heartily repented of it.--------Lord Carlisle.


The billiard tournament now in progress at the Grand Falls Club for cup presented by Hon. H. Macphrson, and other prizes, has advanced to the second round, and the players drawn to participate in this round are as follows:------

  • Robert Petrie, 250; versus T. Hopkins, 250.
  • J. Dwyer, 300; versus E. Hedges,275.
  • J. Pitcher, 300; versus C. Grace, 475.
  • George Hillier, 300 versus B. Bartle, 375.
  • George Scott, 400; versus J. McFarlane, Jr. 375.
  • W. R. MacDonald, 400; versus K. Goodyear, 225.

At the conclusion of the regular tournament, it is proposed to hold one between teams composed of "Spot" and "Plain," the losers to stand a dinner for themselves and opponents. (34 players have entered).


S.S. Kristen Mearsk and S.S. Lanwerne sailed the first of the week from St. John's for England with paper cargoes for the A.N.D., Ltd.

S.S. Esmond, which was on Dry Dock having a propeller and tail shaft fitted, after having been damaged by ice, finished reloading her paper cargo, and sailed for England early in the week.

S.S. Robert Mearsk is loading paper in St. John's for the A.N.D. Co., Ltd. This ship completed her maiden voyage when she arrived in port last Friday evening, 23 days out from Denmark. The Robert Mearsk is a splendid ship, capable of 15 knots an hour is fitted Diesel engines and has the latest equipment for cargo handling. She will take about 3000 tons of paper.

March 21, 1937.


The final games in the hockey series for the Buchans Championship for 1937 were played on March 15th and 16th, between the Mill and the Mechanics, the total number of goals counting. The Mill team was victorious in both bouts, thereby winning the championship. The results of the games were, March 15th, Mill 9; Mechanics 7. March 16th, Mill 8; Mechanics 7. Our congratulations are extended to the winning team; also to the other teams that played such fine hockey, and showed too such good sportsmanship during the season. To the fans and supporters of the various teams, who helped to make the Hockey Season a successful one, our thanks are tendered; and we are all looking forward to another enjoyable and successful time in 1938.

Benefit Game
A benefit game was played on March 19th, between members from various parts of Conception Bay versus men from other parts of the country, or Buchans. This was a very interesting and exciting game, with a victorious ending for the Conception Bay Boys. The score was 10 to 6. Well done, Conception Bay.


Dr. F. A. Janes, Dentist of Corner Brook, and Mr. Lorne Hiscock, Optometrist, of St. John's, spent the past week here on professional business.

Dr. A. G. nad Mrs. Hill returned to town a few days ago from a visit to Canada and the United States.

Miss Doris Glavine, of the Co-operative Store Staff is at present a patient at the Grace Hospital, St. John's, having undergone an operation for appendicitis. Her brother Eric, who was injured in the mines here on January 17th, is also still a patient at the institution.

Mrs. Kenneth Hefford left for St. John's a few days ago to enter the Grace Hospital for treatment.

There are now three or four patients in the hospital here, having undergone operations for appendicitis.


Many reasons have been given by persons who went to the theatre two and three times to see Grace Moore in "One Night of Love." Most of them said they had gone because of Miss Moore's beautiful singing. Others said the picture as a whole was grand entertainment. Still as "One Night of Love" others said a picture as grand couldn't be made again, and that they might as well enjoy the film while they had access to it.

But now that Grace Moore's new picture, "Love Me Forever," a Columbia film, at the King Edward Theatre for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29th, 30th and 31st; has been released all over the country, people are making the same statements again. According to all reports, "Love Me Forever" is far surpassing "One Night of Love" in every respect.

The story deals with a wealthy cafe owner and gambler, an ardent lover of fine music, who makes Grace Moore, a singer in his cafe, his protege. He sacrifices wealth and position to satisfy an ideal, to make of his beautiful singer the greatest soprano in the world, to give her the fame she deserves.

Grace Moore, as the cafe singer who eventually finds success and happiness, brings to the screen a vivid, colorful, acting personality. It is this experience artistry that has endeared her to audiences the world over.

Leo Carrillo featured with Miss Moore, plays the fiery gambler.


The Imperial Airways plane landed here Thursday and again Sunday, and took a wireless operator on board to make some wireless tests.

Mr. James L. Irvin left for his home in the Old Country, via St. John's on Friday morning.

A card party and dance will be held in the Masonic Club Room Easter Monday night proceeds to go to the Coronation Committee.

Mr. Joseph Hemeon went to Corner Brook Friday morning on a visit to his sister.

The many friends of Mr. George Peterson will be pleased to learn that he is now well on the way to recovery.

Rev. W. K. Pitcher arrived from Curling by Monday's express, where he had been spending a few months.

Mr. Wiseman, representing Corner Brook Graage, Co., was in town during the week.

Mr. A. G. House, representing British Import Co., Ltd., and Mr. R. Grouchy, representing Parker & Monroe, Ltd., was here during the week and registered at the Argyle Hotel.

A large scow is being built here by Mr. R. Evans, assisted by five other men. We understand the scow is to contain 4 large oil tanks to be used for refueling flynig boats landing here; also a large shed for storing the oil, is to be built after the scow is completed.

Mr. Bernard Stein, of the Machine Shops here, has been transferred to Grand Falls machine shop.


The Company paraded in the Brigade Hall on Thursday, March 25th, forty seven all ranks answering the roll. The following officers were on duty: Capt. W. J. Short, O. C.; Capt. F. A. Stone, Lieut. Geo. H. Sanders, Adjutant; 2nd. Lieuts. R. J. Hillier and E. S. Green and C.S.M. B. Bartle.

This was the first parade after a lapse of three weeks, but it is quite evident that the epidemic of Measles is quite prevalent according to the number on parade.

Capt. W. J. Short is in command of the Company during the temporary absence of Major L. R. Cooper, who is on holiday in Florida.

The Gaiety Dramatic Troupe are most enthusiastic in their rehearsals of the play, "Here Comes Charlie," which will be staged on Thursday, April 22nd, in the Town Hall.

Tickets are now on sale by lads of the Brigade. Every one will be given the opportunity to get their ticket, as a ticket seller will call at your home this coming week.

We ask everybody to help and support us in this effort, by buying a ticket for a show which will be a full evening's entertainment and something to talk about for weeks to come.

It's only by your support and patronage that we are able to keep the Brigade going. So again we say--------
Carry on, C.L.B.!


March 20, 1937.

Thinking that a little bit of information about the way life is lived in this part of the island might possibly be of some interest to some of the readers of "The Grand Falls Advertiser" I am penning a few details which that paper may care to publish.

Here on this Western Peninsula we earn our livlihood and pass the time away doing a variety of things, such as work in the woods for local contractors, smelt fishing, rabbit-hunting, the making of lobster traps, the mending and making of fish nets for the coming cod, herring and salmon fisheries. Some few men are employed over at Piccadilly at the North West Products plant, and some others are hauling firewood, and in between times are busy caring for their cattle, of which nearly every man owns from one to half a dozen-----a horse or pony, a few sheep and a few fowls.

The women folks all do most of the woolen yarn processing. There is a spinning-wheel in almost every home, so the women card, spin, knit and make up an abundance of woolen socks, mitts, and clothing for the whole family.

Now for recreation there is always a neighbourly house party with a social game of cards and checkers. By the way one of our Teachers taught her pupils how to play checkers during recess time and the noon hour on bad weather days, instead of sending them out into the cold, wet or otherwise stormy weather. And I might add, it proved a mighty good idea. Then there are dances galore. And on special occasions, of which there are several, there are public entertainment and concerts appropriate to the season, most of which are enhanced by being followed by a hot supper or a substantial lunch and tea, topped off by a social dance. What the people lack in music they make up for by their naturla enthusiasm; and they seem to really enjoy these affairs much better than those more sedate ones put off by our town or city folk. It is not uncommon to see the older folks, up to eighty-five or ninety get out into a set or two (which translated, means get out and dance) and thoroughly enjoy themselves with this undeniably strenuous form of recreation.

On St. Patrick's Night there was a Concert, Tea and Dance in the R.C. Hall at Port-au-Port, which was well patronized. In the afternoon the "old Chief" and some of his worthy tribe of athletic young men put on a Boxing Show, which was conducted in a proper and very interesting manner, and which delighted the most critical fan, proving beyond a doubt that this form of sport, especially as controlled by the old Chief, and his fellow-sports, is one of the very best. By the way, our best lightweight lad, Mickey Hynes, first got his Ring experience at Grand Falls. He is coming along fine, considering the opportunities out here.

It won't be long now when Navigation will be open and the Quarry at Aguathuna will, no doubt, be in full operation for the season.

In conclusion let me say that the out-of-doors life that we live here makes us much healthier and more rugged than those who work in mills and factories. And with which remark I'll say, so long until the next time---------------if there is a next time.


We learn from the Humber Herald that Rev. T. E. Loder of Corner Brook, has been appointed by the Bishop of Newfoundland, Rural Dean of St. George's Bay-----an area including the Parishes of Rose Blanche, Channel, Bay St. George, Bay of Islands, Corner Brook, Bonne Bay and Cow Head.


The Advertiser acknowledges with thanks, receipt of $3.00 from the "Black and White" Club, in aid of the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind, which will be duly forwarded to the division headquarters at St. John's.


Th billiard tournament now in progress at the Grand Falls Club for cup presented by Hon. H. Macphrson, and other prizes, has advanced to the second round, and the players drawn to participate in this round are as follows:-------

  • Robert Petrie, 250; versus T. Hopkins, 250.
  • J. Dwyer, 300; versus E. Hedges, 275.
  • J. Pitcher, 300; versus C. Grace, 475.
  • George Hillier, 300; versus B. Bartle, 375.
  • George Scott, 400 versus J. McFarlane, Jr., 375.
  • W. R. MacDonald, 400; versus K. Goodyear, 225.

At the conclusion of the regular tournament, it is proposed to hold one between teams composed of "Spot" and "Plain," the losers to stand a dinner for themselves and opponents. (34 players have entered).


S.S. Kristen Mearsk and S.S. Lanwerne sailed the first of the week from St. John's for England with paper cargoes for the A.N.D. Co., Ltd.

S.S. Esmond, which was on Dry Dock having a propeller and tail shaft fitted, after having been damaged by ice, finished reloading her paper cargo, and sailed for England early in the week.

S.S. Robert Mearsk is loading paper in St. John's for the A.N.D. Co., Ltd. This ship completed her maiden voyage when she arrived in port last Friday evening, 23 days out from Denmark. The Robert Mearsk is a splendid ship, capable of 15 knots an hour is fitted Diesel engines and has the latest equipment for cargo handling. She will take about 3000 tons of paper.



Page Contributed and Transcribed by Patricia Byrne

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 29, 2001)

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