- CA SQPL 31-023
- August 18, 1963
Wood pulp boiler exploded at 3pm on August 18. 1963. Seven men were killed and 300 men were put out of work until the recovery room was repaired.
Photo by: Den England (clipping from Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1963).
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Wood pulp boiler exploded at 3pm on August 18. 1963. Seven men were killed and 300 men were put out of work until the recovery room was repaired.
Photo by: Den England (clipping from Vancouver Sun, August 19, 1963).
Pat Brennan placing an extension on a boiler smoke stack in Woodfibre.
Results of a wood pulp boiler explosion at 3pm on August 18, 1963. Seven men were killed and 300 men were put out of work until the recovery room was repaired.
Photo by: Stan Walter (Province clipping, August 19, 1963).
Part of Historical Newspaper Archive
BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA OPENS BRANCH OFFICE AT WOODFIBRE
The Squamish Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia opened its doors for business, on August 16. This community has long felt the need of a bank and a hearty welcome is extended to the staff.
Mr T.G. Dunn, the manager, comes to his new post after a year spent on the prairie as a hiring manager for the Bank of Nova Scotia. He will occupy the neatly equipped office just to the left of the entrance.
In the teller's cage you will find Mr J.W. Patterson, who is chief teller and comes here from Vancouver. The third member of the staff is a familiar figure in Squamish. Eighteen months ago Ione Magee left for Vancouver to work in the Granville and Hastings Street Branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Now she is back to work as stenographer and ledger keeper.
WELL KNOWN WOODFIBRE MAN BURIED AT SQUAMISH
Resident of Squamish and Woodfibre since 1917, Ernest Clester passed away at his Woodfibre residence on August 23rd.
Mr. Clester was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1988 and came to Canada while still a boy. He originally came to Woodfibre in 1920 and soon afterward joined the staff of the Whalen Company, predecessor of the present British Columbia Pulp and Paper Co. Mr Clester was associated with many developments of the Woodfibre plant and townsite.
Survived by his wife, Mrs Claire Clester of Woodfibre and 3 stepsons,
Donald, Mark and Hector Bellamy, Mr. Clester was a member of the Anglican Church.
Funeral service was conducted at the grave-side at Squamish by Reverend C.H. Gibbs. Pall bearers were W.A. Bain, O. Van Horlick, O. Briggs, D. Inglish, G. Hopper and J. L. Ferguson, all of Woodfibre.
TOWN'S SMALLEST CAR ATTRACTS ATTENTION
The honor of owning the smallest car in Squamish has passed from Mr Lyle McPherson to Mr Bill Manners.
In direct contrast to the heavy, cumbersome vehicles which are so common here, the new midget is a 1/4 ton Crosely pickup in a shiny green color.
Reputed to be easy on gas, these small cars may easily start a new trend.
LOCAL COUPLE TO RESIDE IN NEW WESTMINSTER
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mills, after living in Squamish for nearly five years, have left for New Westminster where Mr Mills is now working.
On Saturday, August 28th, friends and neighbors gathered to surprise them at their home. Among those present were Mr and Mrs R. Slack, Mr and Mrs Garrison, Mr and Mrs E. Aldridge, Mr and Mrs T. Halvorson, Mr and Mrs M. Halvorson, Mr and Mrs L. Gorsuch, Mr and Mrs R. Watson, Mr and Mrs N. Feschuk, Mr Dennis Downer and Mr Denny Smythe. The guests of honor were the recipients of a souvenir wooden tray on pedestals.
The following Wednesday the home of Mrs R. Slack was the scene of a baby shower for Mrs K. Kennedy and a farewell party for Mrs Mills. Needless to say, both guests of honour were thoroughly surprised. Among the ladies honouring the two guests were Mrs S. Frost, Mrs J. Knight, Mrs R. Farquharson, Mrs. P. Drenka, Mrs W. Bazley, Mrs R. Slack and Mrs L. Budgell.
Mrs. Kennedy was the recipient of a number of lovely gifts, while the whole group gave Mrs Mills a beautiful vase.
SQUAMISH WOMEN WINNERS AT PNE
Local visitors to the PNE were pleased to note that Mrs A.P. Barnfield and the Branckendale Women's Institute under Mrs E. Judd won a number of prizes.
To Mrs. Barnfield went the following awards:
First prize for canned fruits and vegetables
First prize for canned vegetables
Second-grize for canned peaches
First prize for canned plums
First prize for canned peas and carrots
First prize for canned wax beans
Second prize for canned fruits
Second prize for canned raspberries
First prize for orange marmalade
First prize for crabapple jelly
Second prize for loganberry iellv
To the Brackendale Institute under Mrs Judd went the following prizes:
Second prize for plain sewing
Second prize for knitted sweater
Third prize for embroidery
Third prize for crocheted article
Congratulations, Mrs Judd and Mrs Barnfield.
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W. STEWART APPOINTED PGE SUPERINTENDENT
Mr W. Stewart has come to Squamish to replace Mr J. Millar, now with the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway.
Mr Stewart comes to his new position as superintendent of the PGE after twenty-two years experience with the Canadian National Railways. In 1924 he started with them as office boy and advanced continually, working in various departments on subsidiary lines of the CNR in Canada and the U.S.
With the exception of two years spent with Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Mr Stewart worked continuously for the CNR finally becoming assistant superintendent at Kamloops in 1944. From this post he has come to act as superintendent of the PGE.
LOCAL TRIO ENROUTE TO ENGLAND
On Wednesday, AugUST 25, Mrs W. Dent, Mrs W. McDougall and Denny McDougall began the first lap of their journey to England. Leaving Vancouver by train on
that date, they expect to sail from New York on the Queen Mary on
Mr. and Mrs. Biggin of Exeter, parents of Mrs R. Laser are planning to meet Mrs Dent, her daughter and grandson when they dock at Southampton on September 6th. Visits will be made to numerous relatives of the late Mr Dent at Newmarket and in Yorkshire.
Later the travellers plan to visit Mrs Dent's relatives in Ireland.
On November 6th they will voard the "Britannia" for the return journey, hoping to be home by mid-November.
LINDA'S COFFEE SHOP WILL OPEN SOON
The Squamish Cash Market is undergoing alterations and will re-open soon as an up-to-date coffee shop.
The building, owned by Mrs M. Carson has been taken over by Mrs Martinow. Mr Bill Smith and Mr M. Tyner are in charge of the re- modelling.
The building was originally erected for a real estate office some 35 years ago. For some years it was used for a grocery store, first by Tom King, and later by Rod Farquharson. Once renovations are complete, the building will not be recognizable.
CATHOLIC CHURCH PLANNED FOR WOODFIBRE
Plans for the building of the Roman Catholic Church in Woodfibre are under 'way, and it 1s hoped that the work d excavation will be started at an early date.
In the meantime, the Church has received with gratitude the gift of an organ from an anonymous donor in Vancouver. Pending the completion of the Church
the organ is being stored in the house of Mr. G. K. Hannah.
WOODFIBRE LABOR DAY EVENT DRAWS LARGE ATTENDANCE
By V. Lilwall
The last big event of the summer season attracted young and old to participate in the Labor Day program at Woodfibre.
The day got off to a good start at 9:10 am when the boat race got under way, on one of the few bright and sunny days we have had this year. The race was arranged to cater to all types of boats, the prize being given to the entrant who came closest to estimating the time it would take him to run the course, all watches and clocks being left behind at the beginning of the race. The route was a triangle from the small boat float to near the gravel pit, over to Watts Point, and back to the float, and the times estimated varied from 45 minutes to one hour, 50 minutes and 15 seconds.
Apparently the owners of the Woodfibre boats fail to do themselves justice, as in the case of each of the nine entrants the time taken to reach the float was less than the time estimated. The entries were: J. Lawson, W. Knowles, L. Bickell, H. Golden, V. Brait, D. Anderson, K. & N. Erickson, L. Labonte, and C. Bellis. The winner was Dave Anderson, who completed the course in 56 minutes and 35 seconds, with an estimate of 59 minutes; second prize went to C. Bellis (Time 53 minutes, Estimate 58 minutes); third, Jack Lawson (Time 30 minutes, Estimate 45 minutes); fourth, Vic Brait (Time 54 minutes, estimate one hour and 15 minutes).
The markers at the corners of the triangle were Mr W.A. Bain and Mr F. Mullin Jr., and Mr J. Henderson acted as patrol. The prizes were presented later in the day, the winner received a barrel of gasoline which was donated by J. Haar and C. Lea.
The boat race was followed by the children's sports up at the Ball Park.
The following is a list of the first, second and tkprd prize winners:
Boys - 8 years and under - Allan Johnson, Johnny Chadwick, Glen
Girls - 8 years and under - Marjorie Lea, Mary Dale Malm, Norma Bright
Boys - 10 years - Roger Harding, Ken Van Horlick, Alan Johnson
Girls - 10 years and under - Kathleen Rudkin, Carol Johnson, Norma Bright
Boys - 6 years - Johnny Chadwick. Jimmy Whalen, Alf Waldron
Girls - 6 years and under - Maureen Johnson, Marilyn Petovello, Sharon Beckett
Boys - 12 years and under - Neil Bowden, Mark Waldron, Mario Niro
Girls - 12 years and under - Lois Chadwick, Joyce Moretto, Glenda Whitehead
Tiny Tots - 4 years and under - prizes to all - Valerie Fuller, Coleen Brennan, Bernie Hobby
Boys - 14 years - Neil Bowden, Alan Chadwick, Terry Whalen
Girls - 14 years - Carlodine Malm, Marlene Berg and Loise Chadwick tied
Girls Sack Race - Carlodine Malm, Lois Chadwick, Amerlys Cherney & Marion Tutin tied
Potato Race - 14 years and under - Brian Whalen, Alan Chadwick, Raymond Fogolin.
The New Veterans Band from Vancouver having arrived on the mid-day boat, the big parade took place early in the afternoon. The band with the Band's Majorettes led the procession, followed by the Woodfibre Wolf Cubs with their new standard, accompanied by their leaders, L. Hobby and R. Jones. The Wolf Pack was dressed in uniform and were a credit to their leaders in their first big parade of the season. They were followed by the children's entries of decorated wagons and doll carriages. Next came the Floats entered by the various departments of the mill and townsite.
The entries were: Pulpmill Millwrights ("Mandarin Garden"), Beach Plant ("Ma's Labour Day"), Machine Shop ("Shipwrecked Sailors"), The Engineering Department (More or less as themselves), the P.T.A. ("Home and School"), the Lab, ("Miss Woodfibre, 1948" complete with umbrella). Wood Plant (this could be described as an outsize baby carriage complete with personnel). Local 494 ("4th Birthday Cake"), the Foreman ("Job Incomplete"). The floats were most effective and showed evidence of many hours work on the part of numerous people. They were judged by popular applause, the winners being: 1st - P.T.A., 2nd - Pulpmill Millwrights, and 3rd - Bleach Plant.
The parade was completed by the decorated bicycles.
The winners of the best decorated doll carriages and wagons were Kenny and Janice Preiss, with pretty blue-and-white Dutch decorations; second, Coleen Brennan, with flowers in Autumn Colours; third, Donna Marlatt, wth Autumn
The winners of the best decorated bicycles were, first, Alan Chadwick, second, Jimmy Douglas, and Harry Tutin, and third, Marion Tutin.
After the judging of the floats,
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Did you ever stop to think that every dollar you spend in Squamish helps to make this a better town. The growth and progress of any community depends upon the
support given to it by its citizens. The business people of the town have its interests at heart or they would not be in business here. They depend upon the people of this district not only for their livelihood but also for sufficient volume of trade, so that they can improve their businesses so as to pass on dividends to the people who deal with them in the form of better service, better variety and better prices.
As a trading centre Squamish has improved remarkably during recent years. Many still scarce items are to be found here in fair supply since local merchants are keenly interested in doing all they can to provide their customers with the goods they want.
Some people do their buying elsewhere simply without thinking and without reckoning costs. A trip to the city for shopping or sending away by mail for goods needed costs money which few consider when comparing prices. They forget
too that if they are earning their living in Squamish, every dollar they spend here comes back to them in one form or another. Part will be in improvements to
local businesses, part in improvements to the town.
Dollars spent out of town never come back. Spent here they circulate, create business, add work and wealth to our own community. It's the dollars that come back that count. It will pay you to trade at home with your "home" dollar.
Mrs John Knight of Port Alberni is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs S. Clarke. With her is her two month old son, Warren.
Mr and Mrs Ken Farrow and Sady were recent visitors at Royston, V.I.
Mr and Mrs Walter Mitchell were guests at the home of Mrs Pete Meehan.
Mr and Mrs Hans have as their guest Mr and Mrs B.P. Pollock and family from Saskatchewan. Mrs Pollock is Mrs Hans twin sister.
Mr and Mrs Earl Baity with their daughters, Lorraine and Hatty are visiting in Vancouver.
The quilt which the W.V. members are making will be raffled this fall at their annual tea and sale of work.
Mrs Frank Haas and children Sue and Connie Ann from California are guests of Mrs Haas' parents, Mr and Mrs Ted Tutin.
Mr and Mrs E.T. Judd are on a motor trip to Calgary.
Berry Barreau will be a pupil at Vancouver College this year.
Mrs M. Long of Nanaimo is returning to her home after spending two months here with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs V. Long. She will be accompanied by Mrs Long; Beverley, Lyall and Jackie Long, who will spend ten days with her.
Mrs H. Brightbill has gone to Quesnel for a holiday.
Mrs John Kenmuir and her daughter Marion from Powell River are visiting the former's sister, Mrs J. Eadie. Another niece of Mrs Eadie's, Paulene McDonald of Wellington, V.I. is also visiting her.
Miss Barbara Webster who is new a full fledged teacher is going to try her wings in a small school in the McBride district.
Miss Pat Edwards of Vancouver is combining business with pleasure. She is visiting her sister, Mrs J. R. Buchan; and at the same time working in McKenzie's hardware department. A graduate of the Vancouver Normal School, Pat has accepted a position as P.T. instructor in Cloverdale.
Miss Marion Fadie of Shalalth is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs J. Eadie.
Mrs Bergman, who came all the way from Holland to visit Mr and Mrs J.D. Manners has returned home. She arrived in Rotterdam aboard the Veendam on August 17. Her three sons and daughter and their families, motored 135 miles from s'Hertogenbasch to meet her.
Mr and Mrs George Mableson of Williams Lake spent a couple of days recently with their daughter Mrs R.H. Paul.
Mr and Mrs Manual Seymour have left for a lengthy holiday at Celista on Shuswap Lake where they will be the guests of Mrs Seymour's mother; Mrs W. Tracy. They were accompanied by their two small daughters, Diane and Barbara.
Mr Burton Webster paid a flying visit to Squamish over a weekend and looked up a number of old friends.
Mrs Norman McDonald was the guest of honour at a baby shower held at the home of Mrs Scott McDonald.
Mr and Mrs Foster; and Mr and Mrs Earl McDonald with daughter Valerie and niece Shirley came from Edmonds, Washington for a short visit with Mrs Foster's sister, Mrs R. McNeil. On their return to Vancouver they will motor up the Cariboo Highway to visit Mrs Foster's niece; Mrs Alex McDonald of Williams Lake.
Mr and Mrs S. Bishop are enjoying a holiday on Vancouver Island,
Mr and Mrs E. Stathers spent a pleasant week at Sky Blue Water Resort at Pavilion.
Mr H. Dawson has left for Clinton where he will be in charge of the wrecking of a disused P.G.E. trestle.
Miss Lillian Svarich of Rossland is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs Alex Sullivan of the Squamish Hotel.
Miss Rose Hemings of Toronto is visiting her sister Mrs George Carson. Of special interest is the fact that the two sisters have not seen each other for 18 years. Miss Hemings will remain for the Dawson-Carson nuptials.
Mrs Norman McDonald and daughter Heather have gone to Williams Lake to visit Mrs Alex McDonald.
Mr H. A. Munro has left for Williams Lake where he is supervising the building of the new home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr and Mrs Stan Good.
Mr and Mrs Earl Judd with Philip and Gwenyth are motoring to Banff for a two week holiday.
Mr and Mrs Harley and baby Grace have left for Saskatchewan where they will visit among Mrs Harley's relatives.
Mr Bill Manners has come back to Squamish where he is assisting his parents behind the counters of the Red and White Store.
Doreen and Billy Swann of Vancouver have spent the past month visiting their grandparents, Mr and Mrs A. P. Barnfield.
Miss Connie Lee of Clinton is visiting her grandmother Mrs W McCush.
Malcolm Campbell of Clinton visited Richard Munro for ten days,
Mrs W. Seymour and Danny visited Mr W. Seymour Jr. in Seattle, travelling by plane.
Boyce Crappelle has returned from Williams Lake where he has been holidaying for six months.
Mr and Mrs Les Keith with their daughter from Chilliwack, are visiting Mrs M. Armstrong.
Mrs Frank Buckley has as her guests, Miss Marjorie Lean and Miss Gertrude Robertson, who taught here formerly. Now teaching at Kelowna, they say weather in the interior is no better than here.
Mr and Mrs A. Hutton and their daughter Agnes are visiting friends across the line in Washington.
Mr and Mrs Keith Green have moved into their new home in the Southridge Subdivision, the first dwelling to be completed in the new residential district.
Last rites for Mrs William Pethick aged 89 who died at D'Arcy on August 8, were held at the Chapman Funeral Home in Vancouver.
A figure well-known to all trainmen, Mrs Pethick had been an invalid for some time.
She is survived by her husband, one daughter in London, England and a son in Connecticut.
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NEW SQUAMISH BANK OPENS DOORS
The residents of Woodfibre are very pleased to welcome the Sub-Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia at Squamish, which has been opened here under the management of Mr Dunn. The Bank has already proved of great value to the community and no doubt will prove more so as time progresses.
It is located opposite the Post Office, part of No. 3 Bunkhouse having been renovated and converted for this purpose.
The Bank will be open two days each week, namely, on the 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd and 24th of each month. Banking hours are from 12 noon until 5 p.m.
Miss May Franson and Miss Ruth Cooper have gone to Vancouver where they will attend the Duffus School of Commerce.
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NEW PGE OFFICE BRIGHT ADDITION TO SQUAMISH
The week of August 22nd was a red letter period in the lives of the P.G.E. office staff. The new offices were ready for occupation.
To see the building today one finds it hard to believe that last winter a drab army hut stood on the same ground.
Completely renovated by the Jamieson Construction Company, the building is bright and airy and for the first time, all the offices are housed under one roof. The individual offices are spacious, offering ample room for development
on a large scale.
The building is finished throughout with pale green upper walls and ceilings, with the lower walls in a slightly darker green. The fluorescent lighting is of the most
modern type. The building is heated by an automatic oil furnace, thermostatically controlled from the general office. Ducts carry the warm air to the various
offices which it enters by means of a grill set in the wall close to
Cool air, entering through grills near the flood insure a constant
flow of air.
The exterior is finished in the new P.G.E. colours, soft green walls with dark green trim, red roof and red door; not to forget the cement sidewalk along the front.
The new freight shed undergoing remodelling south of M. Rae's will leave the present freight office empty. This building will be remodelled for use as a temporary waiting room for passengers, as plans for a new station in keeping
with other new P.O.E. buildings are under consfderation.
MISSING BOAT SOUGHT BY LOCAL FAMILY
During the highwater of last weekend in August a gray, puntshaped
flat-bottomed rowboat went down the Squamish River from Buckley's Crossing.
Upon investigation, a three-foot piece of rope, attached to the anchor, showed signs of having been cut with a knife.
The owner of the rowboat, Alex Munro, would appreciate any information leading to the recovery of the missing craft.
ERNEST HAYES NEW PRINCIPAL
With a new fence in the rear of the school and a new coat of paint inside, the school opened its doors to the young people of Squamish on Tuesday, September 7th.
Taking the place of C.C. Whitlock as principal is Ernest Hayes of Lillooet. Mr A.E. White is returning as assistant high school teacher. Mr Patterson is taking Mr Sweeney's place, while Miss Loretta Chalmers is the new primary teacker. Mrs R. Webster, Mrs F. Caldwell and Mr R. Cherry are returning to familiar rooms.
On Thursday, September 9th at 8 p.m. the Squamish Parent Parent Teachers are holding a housewarming for the new members of the teaching staff as part of their regular meeting.
The rear of the school yard has acquired the new look. A neat new picket fence now separates the school yard from the mill road. Amazing what a difference even a fence can make.
LOCAL COUPLE MARRIED IN ALBERTA
The marriage took place at Olds, Alberta on August 1st, of Thomas Valdez and Mary Beuntjen, both of Squamish.
While visiting the groom's people, the couple, who had planned to marry somewhat later were persuaded to hold the ceremony in the midst of the family circle. Mr William Kaiser was his brother's best man while Mrs Kaiser was matron of honour.
After the wedding, the family, 22 in number, sat down to a wedding dinner.
Best of luck, Mr and Mrs Valdez.
Born to Mr and Mrs Norman McDonald at Williams Lake Hospital, a son.
A son was born to Mr and Mrs C. Leffler (nee Marjorie Lasser) of Parksville, at the Nanaimo General Hospital on August 11th.
To Mr and Mrs Carl H. Smith at Rosetown, Saskatchewan, a sister for Penny and Wendy on August 17th.
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Friends of Mr and Mrs Bill Cottingham will be interested to know that they are now living in Westview.
Mr and Mrs W.C. Bazley spent Labour Day weekend in Chilliwack attending the wedding of Mr Bazley's sister.
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etc., Mr "Stubby" Hanson, International Representative of the I.P.P.S. & P.M.W. addressed the assembly at the Ball Field, speaking about the history and idea of Labour Day, telling of its inception by Pat MacQuire. He was followed by Mr Stan Green, the President of the Local Union, who, on behalf of the Union, made acknowledgements to the following for donations which had been received to assist in the celebrations:
British Columbia Pulp & Paper Company Limited, who donated $250; Branch 181 of the Canadian Legion, who had undertaken all expenses in connection with bringing the band to Woodfibre; The Community Club, who were providing the Orchestra for the Dance in the evening; Mr J. Plecas, for his donation of one thousand winners; Mr J. Spink, for the prizes for the Dance; J. Haar and C. Lea for the prize for the boat race; the employees of the British Columbia Pulp & Paper Company for their donation between $200 and $300; the Truck Drivers, the Committee and all the people who had worked on the floats, etc., to make the day a success.
The prize giving and speeches were followed by the Senior Sports at the Ball Field and a Children's Picture Show in the Community Hall at three o’clock.
The winners of the sports were:
Boys - 16 and under - Ronnie Knowles, Norma Chadwick, Burnett Wood
Girls - 16 and under - Carlodine Malm, Lois Chadwick, Marion Tutin
Men’s 100 yard - Jack Cowan, Owen Wood, G. Clark
Men’s Egg Race - Harry Hunter, Pat Tierney, Harold Golden
Women’s Egg Race - Donna Deitzer, Mrs Costanza, Dot Eckersley
Lady’s 75 yard - Muriel Johnson, Hazel Frey, Anne Nash
Potato Race - Nellie Greatrex, “Barry” White, Helene Downes
1/2 Mile-Bill Dale, Owen Wood, George McVey
Pillow Figh - Con. Miller, John Woodward
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After supper, at 6 p.m, the Woodfibre Ball Team defeated the Capilano Highlands team with a score of 14 to 1, and at 7:30 the Band gave a concert in the Main Street in front of the Legion Hall, which was very much enjoyed by all.
The Legion Hall was opened from 7 o'clock until half-past ten, and the final event of the day was the Dance in the Community Hall. There was a good crowd, excellent music by the “Rhythmettes, floor prizes, and everything that goes
to make a successful dance.
The Bishop of Lincoln has given three Anglican clergymen authority to practise divine healing.
DIAMOND HEAD EXPANDS
In a secluded lot next to Mr and Mrs Ingraham's an unusual building is being constructed. Made of logs, it will serve as a base camp in Squamish for Diamond Head Chalet. Mr and Mrs Emil Brantvold and the former's brother Ottar operators of the popular holiday resort, are erecting the building. Built in the Norwegian style familiar to the Brant vold Brothers; the structure will feature a sod roof, on which flowers will be planted.
In a short time, they hope to take their horses and Bambi up to Paul Ridge. Bambi, you know, is the pet deer raised on a bottle by Mrs C.B. Smith. When Bambi got too big for town life, the Brantvolds took him up to the Chalet where he has been a definite attraction.
At present there are about twenty guests at Diamond Head, among them Dr. Claude Dolman with his wife and three children, and Mr. Mrs. Ftjonald Klinck.
LOCAL RESIDENT BAGS COUGAR
His curiosity aroused by the unusual clamour of his dog, James Knutton of Brackendale, investigated thinking a coon the probable cause. Finding an alder tree the scene of the noise, he called to his wife to bring his gun. With one lucky shot he brought down a cougar the size of an airdale dog. Along with the cougar and two kittens killed in the Upper Squamish by Bill Dublack, that makes a total
of four cougars shot in the valley within a month.
ENGAGEMENT OF WELL-KNOWN COUPLE
Mr and Mrs G. Carson announce the engagement of their daughter Joyce to Mr W.H. (“Bill”) Dawson, son of Mr and Mrs H. Dawson. The wedding will take place
in the, Anglican Church on the evening of Monday, September 20th.
Both Miss Carson and her fiance are well-known here, having spent the major part of their lives in Squamish.
On October 1st, Mr Ernest Espinosa familiarly known as Spike will give up his work as mail clerk. For two four-year contracts, eight years in all, Spike has taken the local P.G.E. mail to and from the trains. Comes slides, snow or derailment it was Spike's job to get the mail sack to its destination.
Due to ill-health, he regretfully gives up his work. During the past year he has been unable to keep up his regular routine and D. Smith has taken his place. But on October 1st the mail bag will be in someone else's hands.
A veteran of the First World War, Mr Espinosa came here from some 25 years ago to work on the cement blocks on the Mamquam.
Although officially retired he will continue to occupy his house on the dyke.
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Announces change in train service. Effective Sunday, September 12 trains No. 3 and No. 4, between Squamish Dock and Lillooet, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, will be withdrawn.
Effective Monday, September 13, steamship will leave Union Steamship pier on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. as heretofore, connecting with train for all points - Squamish Dock to Quesnel, BC.
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FIVE CANDIDATES RUNNING IN SQUAMISH ELECTION
When nominations for commissioners closed at 12 noon, December 9, the following names were submitted:
MRS JEAN MCRAE, HOUSEWIFE
E. CARSON, POSTMASTER
J.R. MORRISON, MERCHANT
G.S. CLARKE, CONTRACTOR
G.E. HARRIS, R.R. CONDUCTOR
EXERCISE YOUR FRANCHISE - CAST YOUR VOTE
May you enjoy a Yuletide crowded with happiness... a Christmas tree heavy with gifts you've looked forward to.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE STAFF OF THE SQUAMISH REVIEW
NEED FOR ADDED ACCOMMODATION STRESSED BY SCHOOL BOARD
The annual School Meeting for the Squamish School District was held at the school on Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Eric Stathers was appointed chairman with Mrs. Ross Barr acting as secretary.
Mr. Stathers read a very full report from the School Board giving an account of the money spent and the work accomplished during the school year of 1947-48.
A recommendation was made to the School Board asking them to take note of the crowded conditions at the Squamish School and to make plans to erect: a high school building to alleviate this situation. The purchase of a house to be rented to a high school teacher was also advised.
Mrs. McRae reported that the School Board was fully aware of the local situation. At the present, they were awaiting the completion of the road to Britannia, after
which 15 high school pupils from Britannia might attend Squamish High School instead of going up to Britannia Mines. At present, plans for school buildings had been sent for by the Board.
Mrs. A. McRae was unanimously re-elected as local member of the East Howe Sound School Board.
DR. WILKINSON SURPRISES P-TA
Dr. Wilkinson was the guest speaker at the P.T.A. Meeting held in the school on November 10th.
It was decided to write a letter to the School Board asking that a public health nurse for the whole school district be appointed.
On Thursday, December 16th. the school will hold open house and Mr. Hayes extended a hearty invitation to all parents and friends to come to the school and see the children at work. Each room is making a special effort to offer something interesting to the visitors. The next meeting on December 9th. will be in the form of a Xmas party for members and their friends.
Dr. Wilkinson gave a very interesting talk on children's teeth, with special emphasis on the much discussed fluorine treatments. As a result of lengthy research the Dental Association recently pronounced these treatments to be
40% effective in preventing decay of children's teeth. The dentist surprised his audience by pronouncing himself whole-heartedly in favour of gum chewing, because of the beneficial action of the chewing. In fact, he went so far as to favor tobacco chewing, although no mention was made of the effect of the tobacco on the stomach. Fortunately very few men were present at the meeting.
FIRE AT WATSON SIDING CLAIMS AGED MAN'S LIFE
A veteran of World War I, Edmond Peter Harold, aged 70, lost his life in a disastrous fire at Watson Siding, 20 miles north along the P.G.E. Railway. At this point, the Jamieson Construction Co. operates a work train of eight cars. The men employed are engaged in repairing the railways telephone lines.
As the north bound freight with Engineer Eadie at the throttle approached the siding at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 21st, brakeman Sinley McRae noticed the kitchen car on fire. He immediately aroused the sleeping men, while the remainder of the train crew pulled the six cars not yet burning out of the danger zone. Camp workers and train men attacked the fire by means of a fire pump and the engine hose.
According to witnesses the flames appeared hottest in the vicinity of the kitchen stove, but soon spread to the dining car.
Concern for the cook who was missing led to a search of his quarters at the end of the kitchen car. Not finding him there, the men were certain that he must have escaped. Upon inspecting the dining car, which was beginning to burn, Gordon Campbell, lineman, and Robert Stanley, powderman, found the body of the cook Edmond Harold, some distance from the doorway, slumped against the tables. His death was confirmed by George Millward, First Aid man, who supervised the removal of the body.
As the fire-fighting equipment proved inadequate, attention was centred on keeping the fire from spreading. When Constable Malines visited the scene on the following day, he found both cars completely destroyed down to the decking.
Dr. L. C. Kindree presided at the inquest whlch was held on Tuesday evening, November 23rd. The jury brought in a verdict of death from shock and burns, received accidentally by the cook, with no blame attached to anyone.
The deceased had only been employed at this camp for a week when the tragedy occurred. He is survived by his wife in Vancouver and a brother in England. Funeral services were held fin the Chapel of the Mount Pleasant Undertaklng
Co. on Thursday, November 25th.; interment in Returned Soldier's section of Mountain View Cemetery.
SUCCESSFUL SALE HELD BY WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
The Women's Auxiliary of St. John's Anglican Church held their annual sale in the Parish Hall on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 17th.
The affair was a success from every angle; even the weather was an asset. For those ladles tired of their own cooking, there was a table of homemade delicacies; those shopping for Christmas gifts found a table laden with beautiful
sewing; and there were potted plants for the indoor horticulturist.
Mrs. De Beck's class of little girls had a table all their own, at which they sold candy, knitted doll garments and the recipe for dancing snowballs.
A delightful and refreshing tea gave the shoppers an opportunity to chat with friends.
Mrs. L. Budgell was the lucky winner of the embroidered luncheon cloth.
STANDARD OIL LOCATES HERE
The Squamish Towing Company has acquired the Standard 911 Oil agency for Squamish. This company plans to erect a gas station just south of their quonset building.
Construction of the garage will start early in the New Year. If present plans go through the new station will be in charge of E. Patenaude, well known basketball and softball player from Britannia.
PIONEER PGE FAMILIES UNITED BY MARRIAGE
A marriage uniting two pioneer railroad families took place in St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 23rd, when Reverend Father Gallo joined in marriage Patricia Frances McCormack and Raymond Keith Rebagliati. The bride is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. McCormack of Squamish while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rebagliati of Lillooet.
Given in marriage by her father the stately bride wore a full-skirted gown of white satin which featured a cowl neckline. Her floor length veil of net fell from a beaded coronet. Her only jewelry was a diamond-studded gold cross on a chain, the gift of the groom. Red roses and gardenias made up the bridal bouquet.
The two bridesmaids Miss Teresa Martin and Miss Viola Halvorson wore similar frocks of moire taffeta with fully gathered skirts and cape sleeves. Miss Martin's dress was shell pink while Miss Halvorson's was ice blue. Both wore matching Mary, Queen of Scots headdresses end elbow length mitts. They carried yellow chrysanthemums and pink carnations.
The groom was supported by Mr. Charles Hurley of Lillooet. Mr. Ronald McCormack and Mr. Harry Nichols were ushers.
The nuptial music was played by Mrs. R. Cole. During the signing of the register Mrs. Skarcynski sang ''Ave Maria".
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Parish Hall; where Reverend Father Gallo proposed the toast to the bride.
Later the bride and groom left by boat on their honeymoon. For travelling the bride wore a green suit with black accessories and black topcoat. Her corsage was of Talisman roses.
A number of out-of-town guests attended the ceremony. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. McCormack, of Seattle, Mr. and Mrs. P. Rebagliati, Mrs. Kenneth Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. R. Williamson, all of Lillooet.
The young couple hope to make their permanent home in Lillooet.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS MAKE SPECIAL PLANS FOR XMAS
The staff of St. John's Anglican Sunday School, and the W.A. are planning to hold a Christmas Party, complete with Christmas tree, games, refreshments, for the
enjoyment of the Sunday School pupils.
The Sunday School pupils of the United Church will hold an open service on Sunday, December 19th at 11 a.m. A special program has been planned for the occasion. Friends and parents are urged to attend.
SQUAMISH ELECTORS GO TO POLLS DECEMBER 16, 17, 18
The electors of Squamish will soon have the opportunity of electing their first local municipal government. At this, the first election, the entire board of three commissioners are to be elected; the candidate receiving the highest number of votes retains his seat as commissioner for three years, the second highest for two years, and the lowest for one year.
Nominations are acceptable until 12 noon, December 9th, and the elections will be held on the 16th, 17th and 18th of December. On the 16th and 17th the polling station will be open from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The persons who shall be permitted to vote on these two days are the duly qualified voters who expect to be absent from Squamish on the final day of the poll, and they will be asked to sign a statement to that effect. On Saturday, December 18th, the poll will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The names of all candidates nominated will appear on the ballot. Each voter may vote for not more than three candidates. An X beside more than three names spoils a ballot. However, he may vote for one or two candidates instead of three, but he may not give any one candidate more than one vote.
If your name is on the voter's list you should exercise your franchise. It has been noted lately that in both provincial and municipal elections, more people are becoming conscious of the value of their franchise.
The present Board of Commissioner have laid the groundwork for the procedure of this election, and they would like to see every voter in Squamish show their interest in the municipal affairs of Squamish by getting out to vote.
INTERMEDIATE BADMINTON GROUP CHOOSE OFFICERS
After their regular period of playing the Intermediate group of badminton players, ranging in age from 12 to 16, chose their officers on Nov. 26. The following were
chosen: President, Lek Ross; Vice-President, Jimmie Buchanan; Secretary, Elsie Nygard; Treasurer, Doreen Hurst.
This club is composed of almost 30 enthusiastic young players.
CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR CONSTABLE MALINES
The remodelling of the local police station will probably be completed in time to be an acceptable Christmas gift for Constable and Mrs. Malines.
The changes being made will divide the building into two complete units; all the south half being dwelling quarters for the constable and his wife, with police offices occupying the north half of the building. The work is being done by Pacific Pile Driving Company of New Westminster.
A central hot water heating plant is being intalled by Squamish Hardware. This furnace, of the coal stoker type, should solve the building's heathg problem,
which has always been a headache to the residents.
The new 82-foot flagpole on the Tower of London is Douglas fir, grown on Vancouver Island.
With this, our first Christmas issue, The Squamhh Review joins with the advertisers who extend their greetings of the season in wishing you enduring happiness, joy and health for Christmas and the New Year.
We wish to take this opportunity to express our personal thanks and appreciation for the support you have given The Review. At the end of our first year we are, like so many others, thinking of "New Year resolutions." There is one resolution that we will endeavor to keep from year to year. That is that we will strive to make each issue of the paper more interesting and of greater value than the issue preceding, with our attention directed to the best interests of Squamish, Woodfibre and Britannia.
SERIES OF ACCIDENTS
Best wishes for a speedy recovery are extended to the following:
Mrs. Woodward who injured two ribs on the night of Miss Patricia McCormack's shower.
R. E. Jordan whose wrist is in a cast, was injured while cranking an engine at the mill.
Lyall Long, who is suffering from a broken rib received when he fell against his bicycle during a snowball fight.
Miss Nanette Seymour has returned from Dawson Creek to spend some time with her parents.
Alice Bikada of Pemberton is visiting Mrs. J Franson.
A large group of friends and well wishers, dropped in on Mr. and Mrs. Bazley on the evening of November 26 , the occasion for, merriment being the couple's wedding anniversary as well as Mrs. Bazley’s birthday.
Peter Reambeault is home again after a brief stay in Shaughnessy
Terry Thorne of Lillooet is visiting his aunt, Mrs. H. Nichols.
Alex Munro succeeded in bagging a moose on a recent hunting trip in the Cariboo.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Balcaen on Saturday, November 6th, a son. The new baby’s name is Laverne, in honor of the attending physician Dr. L. C. Kindree.
Mr. Bertin Webster, former teacher is spending a month here with his mother before continuing his education.
Edith Marchant was hostess to a number of small friends on Sunday, December 5th, who joined her in celebrating her seventh birthday.
Mrs. W. Dent, Mrs. W. McDougall and Denny McDougall have returned
from a three-month trip to England and Ireland, where they visited relatives. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. W. Stewart upon the addition to their family of a
baby girl, Donna Margaret, a sister for Catherine.
Lorna Goins is visiting her sister, Mrs. R. H. Paul.
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The third of the series of four Whist Drives was held in the Woodfibre Community Hall on November 24th.
The winners on this occasion were: First Prize, Ladies - Mrs. J. Hutton, Score 164; First Prize, Gentlemen - G. Birnie, Score 168; Second Prize, Ladies - Mrs. E. Norman and Mrs. J. Docherty, Tie, Score 157; Second Prize, Gentlemen - B. Rae, Score 160; Booby Prize, Ladies - Mrs. R. Greveling, Score 118; Booby Prize, Gentlemen - L. Belanger, Score 115.
The last drive af the series is beIng held this week, and the winner bf the Grand Aggregate prize will be announced as soon as possible.
As usual, after the whist was finished there were fun and games conducted by Dave Anderson. On this occasion he was assisted by Bob Whitby, who brought with him his wire recorder, and all the competitors in the “Truth and Consequence” Game had the opportunity to hear their own voices, as well as anyone else who so desired. The highlight of this part of the evening was the singing of ‘The Waggle o’ the Kilt” by George Birnie - he could hardly be distinguished from Harry Lauder!
The big competition of the evenng was the guessing of the name of "Mr. Woodfibre”, who had made a record of his voice, which it was guaranteed was well known to all residents of Woodfibre. A number of persons were called to the platform by numbers, and were given questions. If their answers were correct they were given a chance to guess the name of ,"Mr. Woodfibre.”
The following failed to qualify:
Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Petovelo, who were not aware that dessert is the first course in a Chinese meal; Bill Dale, who did not know that the beaver is the largest Canadian rodent; P. Wickstrom, who failed to tell us that the Crown Jewels are kept in the Tower of London.
The following incorrect guesses as to Mr. Woodfibre’s identity were made by those who qualified: Mrs. Hazel Frey; who stated correctly that the Three Blind Mice lost their tails through the use of a carving knife, thought he was Craig Lea; M. Gibeloff, who knew that a rabbit runs faster up hill than down, thought he was Mr. Brennan; Mrs. Inglis, who was right in saying that a goose guessed Mr. F. Mullins, Jr., and Mrs. D. Green who quoted correctly the last line in J. Spink's advertisement in the Squamish Review for November, said it was Mr. S. Briggs.
Finally, Mrs. Chadwick, having informed us rightly that all birds lay eggs, guessed the correct identity of the gentleman in question - Jack Spink. In the course of the
evening Dave Anderson had repeatedly announced that a wood and coal stove had been donated as a prize; this was forthwith presented to Mrs. Chadwick. We hope she was not too disappointed to find that it was only eight inches high! However, it should make a nice Christmas present for some young housekeeper.
The game of ‘‘Truth, and Consequences” continued with the following victims: Mrs. Greveling was caught twice. The first time, as she could not state what musical instrument has the highest pitch (it is the piccolo), she had to lap up a saucer of water; the second time she did not know whether there were more white or black squares on a checker board, and had to demonstrate shadow boxing. Mrs. Eckersley could not state the name of the river on which the
town of London, Ontario, is situated, and had to give an exhibition of reducing exercises.
In the course of the evening, it was announced that a Crib Tournment
will be held before Christmas, and medals will be presented both for both singles and doubles entries.
RECENT BRIDE HOLDS TEA
Mrs. Angus McRae, Jr., the former Anne Reambeault, entertained a large group of friends at a tea on the afternoon of November 27, at the home of Mrs. A. McRae Sr.
Assisting the hostess in serving were Mrs. John R. Buchanan and Rae, Sr.
In competition against other highly publicized beauty spots, Niagara Falls retalns its traditional allure for honeymooners.
To print a department store’s full-page advertisement or a perfume, an Oklahoma newspaper scented its ink.
MEMORIAL DANCE SPONSORED BY SQUAMISH LEGION
On Friday evening, November 12, a Memorial Day Dance, sponsored by the Squamish Legion was held in the P.G.E. Hall.
The local orchestra composed of Mrs. Fred Barnfield, Owen Reeve, Russell Lamport and Norman McDonald provided music for the eager dancers.
Ample refreshments were served in the P.G.E. dining room. These were prepared by the Women's Auxiliary to the Legion, under the convenership of Mrs. J. Gibson.
The population of the British Commonwealth is 540 million, and only one in eight is white.
CHICKEN POX RAMPANT
For some years Squamish has been been free of epidemics but this fall an attack of chicken pox has struck the town. In some rooms at the school, the attendance was cut by two thirds. It is to be hoped that the epidemic will have run its course before the holiday season is upon us.
More Indians live in B.C. than any other province. There are 25,515, one-fifth of the national.
The validity of a will scratched on the fender of a tractor by a man who died underneath it, has been upheld by the Surrogate Court of Saskatchewan.
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CANADIAN BULL GIVEN AWARD IN ARGENTINE
"Eaton Hall Chieftain Fayne", a Holstein-Friesian bull imported into Argentina from Canada, was runner-up or reserve champion at the recent Palermo Show in the Argentine.
Judges for the important classes were invited from foreign countries, and the majority came from Britain, inasmuchas as Argentine cattle are mainly descended from imported British stock. A Canadian, J.D. Innes of Woodstock, on Ontario, vice-president of the Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada, officiated this year for the first time at the Palermo Show.
The bride was ordering her first ton of coal.
Dealer: What kind of coal did you want?"
Bride (puzzled): "Kind! Are there different kinds?"
Dealer: "Oh yes, for instance we have egg coal and chesnut coal."
Bride: "I'll take the egg coal. I'll be cooking eggs oftener than I will chestnuts."
In dollar value, coal is Canada's second principal import; machinery is first.
SHOWER FOR BRIDE-ELECT
A large group of friends and well-wishers gathered at the Parish Hall on Friday, November 19 to honour Miss Patricia McCormack.
The hall was tastefully decorated in two tones of yellow. Those attending enjoyed playing bingo, after which delightful refreshments were served.
Helping Miss McCormack to open her many lovely gifts were her mother, Mrs. R. R. McCormack, and her young sister Mary as well as her bridesmaids, Miss Viola Halvorson and Miss Teresa Martin.
The bride-elect thanked all those who had remembered her so kindly on this occasion, and extended an invitation to all those present to attend her forthcoming marriage and wedding reception.
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What a blessing that, with its colorful art to tempt necktie designers, Japan, with an Adults' Day, and a Children and Mothers' Day, has no Fathers' Day!
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As the Christmas season approaches we are reminded that this successful year is due in large measure to your generous patronage.
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LADIES AND SALE A SUCCESS
The Ladies Aid of the Squamish United Church held their annual bazaar in the Parish Hall on Saturday, December 4th.
A fine array of novelties appealed to Christmas shoppers. Home-cooking as usual, found a ready sale. The table of white elephants was soon bare, proving that people like to take a chance. A sawdust barrel for the children was a major attraction among the youngsters.
A group of explorers under the leadership of Mrs. G.E. Harris, sold home-made candy. The event was very successful, despite inclement weather.
The Women's Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion, Squamish Branch No. 115, held its regular monthly meeting November 9th.
Admitted as new members were: Mrs. Wilmer, Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Rose Tatlow.
Mrs. Sybil Carson was presented with a Past President's badge, an a second Past President's badge was forwarded to Williams Lake for presentation to Mrs. Mableson, first president of the Squamish Branch.
Members of the Squamish Auxiliary will be in your local stores one day of each month when they will be pleased to accept any gifts of food you may wish to have enclosed in this Branch's regular overseas parcels.
It may sound too good to be true, but on December 17th twelve lucky people are going to receive a turkey in return for a 25c raffle ticket.
As in past years, the Squamish Legion is holding its annual turkey draw. Tickets may be bought from Legion members, or at the Del Mar cafe.
On Friday, December 17th, a dance will be held in the P.G.E. Hall, with music supplied by Norman McDonald's orchestra. At this function the names of twelve lucky people will be drawn, the owner of each ticket becoming the
owner of a turkey.
The Women's Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion, Branch No. 115 Squamish, will meet on Tuesday December 14th at 8 p.m. in the dining room of the P.O.E. Hall.
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In your own words, Santa, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL"
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God rest ye, merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas day.
The dawn rose red o'er Bethlehem, the stars shone through the gray,
When Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas day.
God rest ye, little children; let nothing you affright,
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night;
Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping law,
When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas day.
God rest ye, all good Christians; upon this blessed morn
The Lord of all good Christians was of a woman born;
Now all your sorrows He doth heal, your sins He takes away;
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas day.
F. HAAR LEAVES
Another real old-timer has left Woodfibre, Mr. Frank Haar, Digester Foreman, who arrived in Woodfibre from Austria in 1911, with some of the original machinery for the mill, has retired from the service of the British Columbia Pulp & Paper Company.
A farewell banquet was held in his honour on November 17th, at which Mr. Brennan, on behalf of his many friends, presented him with a pen and pencil set and a travelling bag, as well as a sum of money.
Since his arrival here so many years ago, Mr. Haar has been at Woodfibre almost continuously, his longest period off the payroll of the present Company and its predecesors being about two weeks. This, I believe, gave him at the time of his retirement the record for the longest service of any employee at Woodfire.
His family joined him here in 1912, and have played an important part in the development of the community - it was one of his daughters who named the town “Wood fibre”.
We all hope that Mr. Haar will have the good luck and happiness which he deserves in his retirement.
The B.C. Pulp & Paper Industrial Safety Association held its Semi-Annual Convention at Woodfibre on Monday and Tuesday, December 5th and 6th.
Representatives were present from the following major firms in the pulp and paper industry: Powell River Co.; B.C. Pulp & Paper Co., Woodfibre and Port Alice; Pacific Mills. Conversion Plant in Vancouver; Canadian Boxes; Westminster
Paper Co. and Sorg Pulp Co. Mr. L. Manley, Secretary-Manager of the Western Branch of the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association was also present.
Mr. Gordon Dubberley, the Safety Director at Woodfibre, was Chairman of the Convention.
At the General Meeting on Monday evening, the delegates were addressed by Mr. A. Francis, Chief Inspector for the Workmen’s Compensation Board, and on Tuesday they were taken for a general tour of the plant.
Mr. R. Jones, Cubmaster of the Woodfibre Wolf Cub Pack, was the guest speaker at the P.T.A. “Fathers’ Night” 0n November 9th. Mr. Jones gave a most interesting account of the work of the Cubs which was much appreciated.
It was decided at this Meeting to authorize the use of the Lunch Room by the Co-operative Play Group which has just been organized.
It was Parents’ Day at the School on November 15th, when the parents of the school children had the opportunity to visit the school and see for themselves the work that is being done. In spite of the inclement weather, there was a good turn-out, and tea was served to the visitors by the P.T.A.
Farming is not a big industry in Newfoundland. Most farms are worked to supplement a family’s income. Only 1,400 farms operate on a commercial scale.
“What’s your cat’s name?”
“What made you call him that?”
“We just called him Ben ’til he had kittens.”
CO-OPERATIVE PLAY GROUP
A new undertaking has just been started at Woodfibre, which should be of considerable benefit to the community. This is the Co-operative Play Group for pre-School children, which will be carried on under the supervision of Mrs. W. Ivan.
The facilities of the group are offered at a very reasonable fee, and it will be available for two hours a day, five days a week. The mothers of the younger children will no doubt find this arrangement of great assistance to them, and the project is one which fully deserves the support of the community.
The committee in charge are:
President - Mrs. E. Preiss; Secretary - Mrs. E. Beckett; Treasurer - Mrs. F. Johnson; Publicity - Mrs. J. Spink, Mrs. J. White and Mrs. H. Frey.
A case worker at the welfare agency in a southern town was interviewing an applicant who asked for aid for herself and her 13 children.
"But I don't understand," the case worker said in surprise. "You say your husband deserted you ten years ago, yet eight of your children are under ten years of age.”
“Oh,‘ I can explain that, yes, ma’am,” said the applicant beaming. “You see he came back now and then to apologize.”
SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM
A. W. JOHNSON LTD.
MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH GRADE BOOTS
63 W. CORDOVA STREET
The foundation of all business is friendship... and with each Christmas it gives us great pleasure to extend our very best wishes to those whose friendship we treasure.
We wish you a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
SQUAMISH STAGES LTD
EXTENDS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
and an expression of appreciation for your business for 1948. We look forward to being of greater service to you during the New Year. May you have much joy at Christmas and prosperity during 1949.
R. E. "GENE" JORDAN
TO THE COMMUNITIES OF HOWE SOUND
WE EXTEND BEST WISHES FOR A
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
BRITANNIA MINING AND SMELTING CO., LTD.
1949 "FIRST BABY' CONTEST
TO THE PARENTS OF THE FIRST BABY BORN TO BONA-FIDE RESIDENTS OF SQUAMISH, WOODFIBRE OR BRITANNIA, THE FIRMS LISTED BELOW IN EACH COMMUNITY ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A SHOWER OF GIFTS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE "FIRST CITIZEN."
SQUAMISH'S FIRST BABY
of 1949 will be received with honours thanks to the generosity of the Squamish merchants who are co-operating in ’the first annual Review “First Baby of the Year’’ Contest.
The merchants and the Review have all chosen gifts which will be of equal value to a boy or a girl, and the lucky baby will be well equipped to commence the new
year under happy circumstances.
The first baby of the New Year may not be along immediately after the commencement of 1949, but don’t worry about that. The first child born to bona-fide residents of Squamlsh during 1949, whatever the date will receive these well-chosen gifts, providing notification is made to The Review within 48 hours after the birth has occurred.
Baby must eat, so Squamish Dairy will supply free milk for a month. Manner‘s Red and White Store, anticipating the weaning period, is supplying a case of strained baby food.
For the chap who has to pace the floor, our three local restaurants will arrange to “feed father.’’ Pop will have his breakfast at the Waltz Inn, dinner at the Del Mar and supper at the Squamish, free for a whole week while mother is away at hospital.
A good financial start in life is a necessity these days, so The Review is opening a savings account at the Bank of Nova Scotia in the amount of five dollars, and whether the baby is born with a silver spoon in his or her mouth or will no will make no difference, because Douglas Fenton will provide one in any case, engraved with the baby’s initials.
To keep baby snug, MacKenzie’s are giving a Baby Bunting-Bag made of warm blanket cloth. For that skin you love to touch, Yarwood’s will provide a lovely baby
toiletry set, while the new arrival will also receive an order for a decorated birthday cake from the Squamish Bakery.
To complete the list, the return home of mother and the baby from Vancouver is assured by Glen’s Taxi, who will arrange to bring them home by boat and by car to enjoy Squamish’s welcome to it’s first baby of the year.
WOODFIBRES FIRST ARRIVAL in 1949 will be greeted with open arms by Woodfibre merchants, too!
The first baby of the new Year is not expected to arrive on January 1st but that fact will make no difference as long as he or she as the case may be, is born to bonafide residents of Woodfibre. Notification to The Review must be made within 48 hours after the baby’s birth.
So to Woodfibre’s sweetheart goes a beautiful sterling silver spoon and fork set with the best wishes of Jack Spink - engraved with the baby’s initials. Preparing baby’s food will be made easier for mother with the double boiler to be provided by Haar and Lea Hardware in honour of the event.
The first step on the road to financial security for the 1st in ’49 will be made by The Review with the opening of a $5.00 back account in the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Mother will also be remembered for Knowles and ful bouquet of flowers in honour of Woodfibre's first mother of the year.
Preparation of baby’s bottle will be a pleasure for mother when she uses the electric bottle warmer to be presented by Frank Mullin while baby will also be supplied with a case of Pacific canned mllk by the B.C. Pulp and Paper Co. store.
With all these gifts and the good wishes that accompany them the baby should be off to a good start.
BRITANNIA BABY CONTEST - To the first baby of 1949 born to residents of Britannia The Squamish Review will be pleased to mesent a Silver Baby Spoon and Drinking Cup, an All-wool Baby Blanket and will open a savings account for him or her in the amount of five dollars in the Royal Bank of Canada.
Parents must be prepared to provide proof of time of birth if necessary.
EXTEND GREETINGS TO OUR
FIRST SQUAMISH BABY OF 1949
WE HAVE A GIFT FOR YOU -
A BABY BUNTING BAG
Warm, soft and snuggly!
Made of fine quality blanket cloth.
Choice of white, blue or pink.
Button or zipper style
To the first baby of the New Year we are happy to present a
JOHNSON'S BABY TOILETRY SET
with our best wishes to baby and parents.
POOR OLD DAD
IN THE CORNER AGAIN!
Everybody seems to have forgotten all about him - but not quite -
WE'LL FEED FATHER
So that he'll be in good shape when the family comes home.
HE'LL HAVE VARIETY TOO!
HE CAN HAVE BREAKFAST AT
THE DEL MAR DINNER AT
THE WALTZ INN
SUPPER AT THE SQUAMISH
ALL FREE FOR A WHOLE WEEK!
BEST WISHES TO
SQUAMISH FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR!
To you and your mother we are happy to present a case of
AYIMER BABY FOODS
AND A BOX OF CHOCOLATES
J. D. MANNERS
THE RED AND WHITE STORE
WE'LL BRING THEM HOME!
It will be our pleasure to arrange to bring mother and babe from Vancouver to Squamish and one of our cars will be on hand at the dock to drive them home.
AS OUR GIFT TO THE SQUAMISH DARLING
WE PRESENT A HANDSOME BABY SPOON
ENGRAVED WITH BABY'S INITIALS
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
will present the first arrival of 1949 with an order for a lovely decorated birthday cake.
FOR BABY'S BOTTLE..
GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS WE PRESENT A CASE OF -
PACIFIC CANNED MILK
B.C. PULP & PAPER
WOODFIBRE'S BLUE RIBBONS BABY
With a Happy New Year's
Wish we present you with a beautiful silver
SPOON AND FORK SET
JACK AND SPINK
YOUR FRIENDLY SPOT WOODFIBRE
A TOAST TO WOODFIBRE'S DARLING
With our best wishes we present you with an
ELECTRIC BOTTLE WARMER
TO MAKE IT EASIER
for mother and better for baby we are giving a double boiler with graduated measurements to Woodfibre's new citizen.
HAAR AND LEA HARDWARE
SQUAMISH DAIRY MILK
GOOD FOR BABY
FREE MILK SERVICE
Every day for a month, one quart of Squamish Dairy Pure Milk will be given free to the home of Squamish's first baby of 1949.
MOTHER WON'T BE FORGOTTEN
We have a beautiful
BOUQUET OF FLOWERS
WAITING FOR HER!
KNOWLES AND SOBOTICA
THE WOODFIBRE FLORISTS
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
At 10:30 a.m. on the morning of November 11, veterans of Squamish and members of the Women's auxiliary met at the Squamish Theatre to parade to the P.G.E. Hall for the annual Remembrance Day Service.
Led by E. Tutin as Director of Command, Dr. Wilkinson, Mrs. J. Gibson as flag-bearer and Mrs. D. Cameron, the parade, augmented by children and remembering adults marched down Cleveland Avenue to the drug store, along
Victoria Street to Second Street and up Second Street to the P.G.E. Hall.
On entering the buildings a moment of silence in memory of fallen comrades was observed. Following the singing of “O Canada,” the Reverend C. Addyman offered a prayer. Those present then joined together in singing, “O God, Our Help In Ages Past,” the traditional hymn of this day.
Reverend C. Gibbs then read Psalm 90, followed by brief addresses by both Rev. Addyman and Rev Gibbs.
After the singing of the rousing hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers," a closing prayer was offered before the official ceremony was ended.
No austerity tax now on Cameras. Select a fine Kodak for that special gift at Yarwood Drugs Ltd.
SQUAMISH BOARD OF TRADE
The regular monthly meeting of the Squamish and Howe Sound District Board of Trade was held Wednesday, December 1, 1948, in the dining-room of the P.G.E. Hall.
There was considerable discussion on the road conditions, and the river. It was felt gravel was needed for our road.
The New Year’s Eve dance was also discussed, and it was decided to have one again this year.
The members were very pleased to find that the B. C. Electric Company were looking forward to new industries opening up in Squamish when more power was
On a dark and stormy night the trainmen was signaling to the engineer when he dropped his lantern to the ground. Another man passing by tossed it back to him
on top of a boxcar. In a few minutes the engineer came rushing up.
“Let’s see you do that again!”
“Jump from the ground to the top of that boxcar!”
Warm water in the henhouse during the winter means more, larger and better grade eggs.
The Russians claim to have cut illiteracy to 20 per cent.
THANK YOU FRIENDS..
Every community, town, business or individual is dependent upon someone else for support and existence. We are no exception. Our business is dependent upon you, our many loyal friends and neighbors, who have favored us in so many ways in the year just ending.
The friendship and goodwill of you all we value immeasurably, because we well know that without them life in itself would be empty indeed.
It is our sincere wish that yours will be a most Merry Christmas and our hope that the New Year will bring to each of you the fullfillment of your hopes and ambitions.
AUDREY AND LARRY CAMERON
To enable our staff to more fully enjoy Christmas Day we will be closed on December 25 and 26.
CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME
for friendliness, for the open house and the open heart... It is the time, too, for us to greet our friends, to thank them for their consideration for us, and to wish them all a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
We gratefully acknowledge your valued patronage and hope we may continue to serve you for many years to come.
OLD AND NEW ABERDEEN
by Elizabeth Richmond
Aberdeen, at the mouth of the river Dee in Scotland, is often referred to as the Granite City, after most of its buildings. Among these are the Marischal College,
the extension of which was opened in 1906 to celebrate the quater centenary of Aberdeen’s University.
The long graduation hall of the college has an heraldic window which illustrates its history. This history began in 1593 when George Keith, fifth Earl Marischal of Aberdeen founded it in the old Greyfriars monastery.
ANCIENT SPIRIT PRESENT
SCOTTISH LIBERATOR WALLACE
YES, TREES ARE SHIPPED AWAY TO CARIBBEAN
What is Christmas without a tree? That’s what a lot of people say who live in the warmer climes of the Caribbean lands and in Central American countries. And
they do something about it, for inspectors of the plant protection division, Dominion Department of Agriculture have recently inspected 30,662 Christmas trees shipped by a Maritime company to destinations in those areas.
The market in southern countries is limited to those which have a good sprinkling
of former northerners residing there, reports A. E. McCollom, the Division’s Supervising Inspector. Such people like to celebrate Christmas with a tree as they did in their more northerly homes.
Over the years, too, some of the natives working for these people have copied the habits of their employers, and their friends have trees in their homes at Christmas The trees are trimmed by the natives in much the same way as is done by families in Canada.
Unfortunately a great increase in the distribution of this symbol of Christmas in
these southern areas may not be possible. Santa Claus, his sleigh and reindeers unfortunately are symbolic too and cannot make delivery; high ocean freight rates and delivery charges are actual - they add greatly to the cost of the tree to the user.
NEW TENTH PROVINCE - As with her sister provinces Newfoundland will be responbible for her own highways, education and most health and welfare facillties - all of which rank high among current needs. Ottawa will provide family allowances, old age pensions, unemployment insurance, sick mariners’ benefits and housing assistance.
There’s a lot of boys of 18 who just can’t believe that some day they’ll be as dumb as their fathers.
HIGHEST AVERAGE WAGE MARK HIT IN BC HISTORY
"A peak year of industrial development" is recorded in the 30th annual report of the provincial department of labour for 1947, just issued.
"The industrial wealth of the province is reflected in the rising provincial estimated payroll, which in 1947 totalled some $490,000,000, an apparent increase of $57, 080, 273 over the final estimated total for 1946," the report says.
"Heavy demands for primary products, the necessity for increased production, and a rapid growth in population brought large-scale development programs in the lumber industries, public utilities, and construction industries."
The average weekly industrial wage figure for all male wage-earners rose to $43.49, the highest level yet recorded, and an increase of $3.62 over the preceding year, according to the government figures.
Greatest increase was in the lumber industries (up $30,000,000). The construction industry increased by $17,000,000 to another record.
LEGION SPONSORS BINGO NIGHT
On Friday, December 3rd, the Squamish Legion held a second night of Bingo. There was an excellent array of prizes, some lucky winners taking home as many as four prizes. The absence of coffee and doughnuts was noticed by many.
Vancouver shipping is benefited by orders requiring 50 shiploads of wheat this winter for India and South Africa.
AT THIS CHRISTMASTIDE..
May we rededicate ourselves to a greater fuller service to our community to help enrich our own lives and those with which we come in contact.
In the words of Tiny Tim -
"GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE."
SQUAMISH TOWING & CONTRACTING
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS
BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR
TO ONE AND ALL..
A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
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...FOR A HAPPIER CHRISTMAS
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NEW TAXI STAND AND SHOE REPAIR OPEN
An attractive addition to the business building on Cleveland Avenue is the new taxi stand an shoe repair shop.
Owned by Glen Johnson and Jack Worthington, the building was erected by Wes Wallace. There are double doors in the, front, the one on the south leading to the shoe repair shop operated by Louis Batti. No longer do his patrons have to climb worn stairs to have shoes repaired.
The other door at the front opens into a bright waiting room and office for Glen’s Taxi. A desk and benches make this room a cheerful spot in which to await
transportation. Comfortable living quarters back of this office will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Worthington. The building is finished throughout in gyproc. The
interior is well illuminated by modern fluorescent lighting. Similar lighting in the front advises passers-by as to the business carried on within the structure.
Nothing makes a home more Christmassy than a well decorated tree. Select your lights and tree ornaments now at Yarwood Drugs Ltd.
Professor: “Every time I breathe, someone passes into eternity.”
Friend: “Try cloves.”
Rosetown, Saskatchewan, has a municipal landing strip. Nine of its citizens own planes, and guests frequently drop down on the progressive town.
THE PRINCE OF PEACE
(From the Christian Science Monitor)
THAT CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!
There used to be a ditty which children chanted in the streets of the Old Country, to the effect that “Christmas comes but once a year, And when it does it brings good cheer.” Well, maybe it does but not so much as it might.
Laying aside for the moment the unfortunate fact that our own country is in much better circumstances than others in providing the occasions for “good cheer,” it is timely to ask if we are doing all we can, individually and collectively, within our
own country, to bring about that ideal of “Peace on earth, good will to men!” which we are supposed to uphold as a religion.
Good cheer is not a mater confined to the sharing of a big special meal or of imbibing freely of spirituous beverages. Many people may regard those indulgences as part of the observance of Christmas - the season especially associated with “good cheer” - but they are by no means all. They are not even the main part of it, if we look at the question aright.
If good cheer, good will mean anything, they mean surely the sharing and enjoying in common of the essentials of good living. And good living in the right sense, comes from the Giver of all good, and not from human generosity.
good, and not from human generosity.
Such good will giving and sharing would not be confined to one brief season of the year, one climactic orgy of feasting and drinking that in the act of indulgence enlarges its horizon to include all who can be persuaded similarly to indulge.
Life is not that easy, and the spreading of Christmas cheer cannot be squared with our consciences by a spurt of more or less indiscriminate giving of material things at Christmastime. Nobody really questions the giving of gifts, and the close of the year seems to be generally accepted as an appropriate occasion for such giving. But if we are not to miss the real meaning of the anniversary of Jesus’ birth, we are bound to keep in mind. this season and every season, that “Peace on earth. good will to men” is a goal to be kept in view throughout the year, and year by year, until it is finally accomplished.
A U.S.A. tenor named McCormack who possess the highest range man's voice known in a century, will sing roles in "The Puritans", an opera discarded for lack of a tenor able to take its higher notes.
To train Italian war orphans in marine trades, American workers gave a quarter million dollars toward a home for them, recently opened in Sicily.
WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL OUR SQUAMISH FRIENDS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
A. R. BARR - R. G. BOYD
TO YOU ALL--
A JOLLY GOOD CHRISTMAS
AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
A TOAST TO CHRISTMAS
AND TO OUR FRIENDS
MAY CHRISTMAS BE A LONG DAY AND A MERRY ONE!
HAMILTON'S SHELL SERVICE
HERE'S THE PERFECT GIFT
MAN IN YOUR LIFE
A DEEM GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A FINE SUIT OR TOPCOAT
A gift that wears well - to the man who prefers to select his own apparel. It is a tribute to his taste - a gift of lasting enjoyment.
EDDIE R. DEEM
MEN'S CLOTHING SPECIALIST
534 SEYMOUR STREET, OPP. YORKSHIRE BUILDING, VANCOUVER
"PEACE ON EARTH.... GOODWILL TOWARD MEN"
... seven words are those which tell a story of the fondest hopes of all mankind.
If any period will move mankind toward such considerations, it surely is Christmas time - the universal date which finds peoples of the earth pausing in the midst of everyday struggle to give thought to the real meaning of Christmas.
In the spirit of the season, we pause to greet our fellow men and to wish for them all they hold dear, the jogs of peace and good will, in the greeting which the centuries have mellowed:
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
CARL SMITH AND STAFF
Branch No. 181 of the Canadian Legion at Woodfibre had a very satisfactory Poppy Day, when they collected the sum of $161.10. They wish to thank sincerely all those who contributed to this success.
The annual Turkey Draw took place in the Legion Hall on Saturday evening. December 4th, the following being the holders of the lucky tickets: First Prize: 18 lb turkey - C. R. Nicholson; Second Prize: 16 lb Turkey - V. Brait; Third Prize: 14 lb Turkey - F. A. Bailey; Fourth Prize: 12 lb Turkey - J. Williams; Fifth Prize: 12 lb Turkey - W. Oak; Sixth Prize: Charles, Anne and Bob Bellis; Seventh Prize: Mrs. Mina Bagley of Squamish.
The election of officers for the year 1949 will take place on December 14th, with the following candidates on the ballot:
President: G. E. Storry, J. R. Wright, C. Bellis, A. Swiston; First Vice-President: A. Greatex, K.C.G. Lilwall; Second Vice-President: G. Birnie, F. A. Bailey, M Johnson;
Secretary: J. H. Oterbine; R. U. Lilwall; Treasurer: A. Miller (Unopposed); Sergeant-at-Arms; C. Wessels (Unopposed); Executive (Five to be elected): J. J. Docherty, R. McLaren; B. E. Lloyd; P. Eckersley, Jr.; J. J. Sobotka; J. Togh, K. Nash.
All members should be sure to turn up and cast their votes on this occasion.
The Woodfibre Service Club held a successful Carnival Night and Sale of Work on November 12th in the Community Hall. Almost $400 was reallzed, and this money, as in the past, will be donated to various organizations and other worthy causes as the need arises.
Winners of prizes in the raffle which was drawn during the Carnival were as follows: Men's Shirt - Mrs. L. Ingraham; Tea Cloth - J. Derkson; Slippers - Miss Wendy Bain; Baby Outfit - A. Zohar; Men's Socks - Mrs. G. Preiss; Ladies' Apron - David Sands; Chocolates and Toffee - Mrs. S. Green; Child's Sweater - Mrs. J. Henderson; Men's Socks - Don Wilson; Ladies Hankies - Mrs. O. Van Horlick; 3 lb Christmas Cake - P.V. Parker.
For the second time Siam will be known as Thailand.
We wish to extend to you our sincere wishes for a
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
SQUAMISH BEAUTY SHOP
MILLIONS BET ON CANADIAN RACES
IN MARITIME PROVINCES
MOST ON TORONTO TRACK
Looking at the tumbling turbulence of Niagara Falls, a visiting London fire chief mused: "How we could have used that water in the blitz."
RADIO STATION SKNW NOW HAS 1000 WATTS
New Westminster radio station CKNW has been granted as increased power of 1000 watts by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation governors.
CKNW may use 1000 watts in the daytime and 500 watts at night. At present CKNW is operating on 250 watts day and night. Plans to construct a new transmitter are expected to be ready within three months.
When the change-over in power takes place, CKNW will also change frequency from 1230 to 1320 on the dial.
A most interesting lecture was given in the hall at Trinity Church, Woodfibre on the evening of November 16th. The speaker was Mr. G.O.B. Davies, B.A. (Cambridge), M.A. (Cambridge), Instructor in the Department of History at the U.B.C. His subject was "The International Outlook". This is the first of a series of lectures which is being arranged on subjects of general interest, and it is hoped that the enthusiasm shown by the good turnout on this occasion will be continued throughout.
The word "Dunkirk" has been accepted into the English language as meaning deliverance.
TO ALL OUR FRIENDS
A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A JOYOUS NEW YEAR
TONY'S BARBER SHOP
HEALTHY CHRISTMAS GREETINGS... THE YEAR ROUND
IT'S EASIER TO BE MERRY WHEN YOU ARE HEALTHY... AND PURE WHOLESOME MILK STAYS RIGHT ON THE JOB THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, HELPING TO BUILD STRONGER CANADIANS... GIVE YOUR FAMILY PLENTY OF OUR PURE, RICH MILK.
MR. AND MRS A. R. COOPER
WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS...
It's the smell of mince pies wafted down the hall,
The garlands of pine branches hung on the wall.
It's the thrill and excitement of trimming the tree,
Then drawing the curtain for the world to see.
It's the tingle of secrecy for weeks ahead,
Then the wrapping of gifts, bright green and red.
It's the shiny red apple left with great care
In the hopes'that St. Nicholas soon will be there.
It's the warm all-togetherness of Christmas Eve,
When overflow of affection is not hard to perceive.
It's the ringing of church bells - O Silent Night,
The voices of carolers singing with might.
It's the profound communion between father and mother,
At the end of a prayer made by son or daughter.
It's all little sleepyheads with drowsy blue eyes
Dreaming of reindeer who prance through the skies.
It's the expectant hush of the house before dawn.
Before visions of sugar plums are all gone.
It's the rush of children to the top of the stairs
To peek in wonder at gifts that are theirs.
It's a prayer and a wish that Christmas will be
Peace everlasting - for you and for me.
NEWPORT HOTEL LIMITED
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
A. E. GROSS, MANAGER
The name for the Woodfibre area (once a community but now solely the site of a pulp mill by the same name) was established in 1921 as the result of a contest. The previous was Mill Creek and had to be changed because there was another post office of the same name. The winner of the contest and $50 prize was Cathy Haar.
Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Place Names.
The name for the Woodfibre area (once a community but now solely the site of a pulp mill by the same name) was established in 1921 as the result of a contest. The previous was Mill Creek and had to be changed because there was another post office of the same name. The winner of the contest and $50 prize was Cathy Haar.