The Month That Was – August 1951

Oshawa Fair Attendance Near 17,000
August 20, 1951

Total attendance at the 1050 Oshawa Fair was 16,941. On Friday and Saturday 12,587 adults paid for admission together with 4,374 children. Largest attendance was on Saturday when 7,714 adults and 2,032 children paid to go into Alexandra Park. On Friday the total attendance was 7,195, of whom 4,873 were adults.


Fashion Flashes
August 21, 1951

A COMING TREND, judging by recent showings, is the simple, short skirted dress in pastel fashion fashions, for late-day wear. Ice blue for one such dress with inset pleated bands around the oval neckline and bracelet sleeves. With it a simple black velvet coat with inset self ruching at the neckline and cuffs.

RISING to new distinction, after something of an eclipse is the good little black dress for late afternoon wear. Black silk taffeta for one dress that has a demure little crystal-beaded collar that hugs the throat, a Basque bodice and a skirt composed of five finely pleated tiers.

A LATE STARTER for bridging that sartorial seasons is the simple suit or two pieces dress of black silk crepe with a tiny woven motif, usually a small rosebud in red and green or a tiny violet bouquet. Jackets are softly fitted, skirts moderately full, to make for a slim, yet easy silhouette.


Natural Gas Is Returned Underground
August 21, 1951

In Turner Valley, the Western Canada Natural Gas Company takes gas from the earth. Near Burdett, 140 miles southeast of Calgary, the company puts it back into the ground.

The gas is pumped into 11 huge underground storage wells during the summer, and released as needed during the winter.

Lorne James, field foreman at the station where gas is pumped back underground, said storage capacity in the natural wells is practically unlimited.

Each day 6,500,000 cubic feet of gas is forced below ground at a pressure of 645 pounds per square foot. This pressure is enough to ensure a steady flow when the gas is released in winter. The gas first comes from the Turner Valley fields at a pressure of 140 pounds per square foot.


300 Workers Face Layoff at Hamilton
August 22, 1951

About 300 employees of the Canadian Westinghouse Company Ltd. will be affected by a production cutback schedule to take place in the next three weeks, H. H. Rogge, president, announced Tuesday.

He said as many as possible of the workers involved would be transferred to other divisions of the company but that some would be laid off.

Rogge blamed a continuation of the adverse business conditions which led to the layoff of 270 Westinghouse employees last month.


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