- CA SQPL HNA-1948.SR-1948.12.14
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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.
Want to give her a smart pen and pencil set for Xmas? Yarwood Drugs Ltd. feature “Shaeffer” pens and pencils, “the world’s finest.”
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.
A JOLLY CHRISTMAS
May we flash this message of good cheer
A Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year
B.C. AIRLINES LTD
SAME OLD WISH
A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS
DR. A.H. WILKINSON
SEASONS GREETINGS J.M. FROST
WESTERN PLYWOOD CO., LTD
MAY YOU ENJOY AN ABUNDANCE OF ALL GOOD THINGS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. BEST WISHES FROM ALL OF US FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR!
DEL MAR CAFE
THE VERY MERRIEST KIND OF CHRISTMAS
IS THE WARM GREETING FROM US TO YOU AND YOURS
HOWE SOUND TIMBER CO. LTD.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TOO!
It is natural at the Christmas Season to look back over the year; it is then we realize that friendship and friendliness play an important part in making business life more thoroughly enjoyable. Yes, it is then that we realize that our many pleasant business relationships make life a happy experience.
It is only natural too, that we look upon all those we serve as our good friends. We are mighty glad that the Christmas Spirit gives us an opportunity to pledge anew our friendship for you and to express our appreciation for your good will.
R.W. (BUD) MOORE
IN THE TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
May Christmas joy fill every heart as you and your dear ones gather 'round the Xmas tree - may the goodwill and happiness of Christmas time continue throughout the year.
YARWOOD DRUGS LTD.
NORMA SMITH - FRANCES HURREN - GRACE CLARKE - MAE FRANSON
BETTY JORDAN - JIMMY BUCHANAN - MR. AND MRS. E.P. YARWOOD
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.
Every home needs an extra radio for the bedroom, kitchen or rumpus room. See - hear - the Marconi "Mighty Atom" at Yarwood Drugs Ltd. Only $29.95.
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!
Supersonic planes land without power, and at about 160 miles per hour.
As the Christmas season approaches we are reminded that this successful year is due in large measure to your generous patronage.
Kindly accept our cordial good wishes for a
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
YOUR RED AND WHITE STORE
TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS
With Santa Claus peeping around the corner and everybody thinking about everybody else, we want to pause long enough to extend to you our very best wishes for a -
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS JOY TO YOU
Friendship and happiness go hand in hand on this joyous day. Accept our sincerest wishes for a full measure of both for you and yours -
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.
OAKHAM'S FAMED HORSESHOE COLLECTION
by Elizabeth Richmond
COURTHOUSE OF NORMAN DAYS
OLDEST WEATHER VANE
A GLAD YULETIDE
As Christmas and the New Year come again may they find and keep you rich in happiness.
L. BATTI SHOE REPAIR
ONCE AGAIN IT'S TIME TO SAY...
BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR FRIENDS
YOUR LOCAL FIRE INSURANCE AGENT
TO ONE AND ALL...
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
IN IMPERIAL SERVICE GARAGE
Best wishes from us to you - May your hearts and homes be gay with love and laughter.
WALTZ INN CAFE
THANK YOU, SANTA...
for the fine folks for whom we work... our customers.
For those customers we ask peace and contentment; warm hearts and hearths; the joy of knowing and being with good friends, not along at Christmastime but the year 'round!
May all of our hearts be as full of brotherly love this Yuletide Season as the stockings our children will find on Christmas morn.
In your own words, Santa, "MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL"
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
BY DINAH MARIA MULOCK
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.”
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We wish you a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
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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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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