The Month That Was – August 1947

The Daily Times – Gazette
Flood Victim wants to thank all of Canada
August 1st 1947

Because she was so thankful for the parcel she received that had come from Canada for the relief of British flood victims, Mrs. Harry Chapman of Old Lenton, Nothinghampshire, wrote to her old friends Mr. and Mrs. William Staoey, Arlington Avenue, to thank the people who had contributed clothing and bedding.

 

The Daily Times – Gazette
Much Suffering among Jews on British Vessels
August 2nd 1947

Paris – August 2nd (Reuters) an eye witness account for the “suffering intense heat and crowded unsanitary conditions” abroad one of the three British ships loaded with Jewish immigrants brought back from Palestine waters was given today by a French correspondent who claimed to have secretly boarded the Empire Rival, disguised as a doctor.

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The Daily Times – Gazette
Flood Victim wants to thank all of Canada
August 2nd 1947

Washington, Aug. 2 (AP) – United States congressmen took an issue today with the suggestion that the 1948 Olympics in Britain should be cancelled on the grounds that well-fed American athletes will hold an edge over those from food-scarce countries.

Canadian Statesman, August 14, 1947, p. 4

Canadian Statesman, August 14, 1947, p. 4

The Daily Times – Gazette
Carnival at Cobourg had 10,000 Crowd
August 5th 1947

Cobourg, Aug. 5 – Never in the memory of the oldest inhabitant has such a crowd visited Cobourg as during the Civic holiday weekend celebration. It is planned as an annual events and got off as an auspicious start. The bug day was yesterday and the feature was the huge calithumpian parade of over 100 entries. It is estimated that 10,000 people took in the events of yesterday.

 

The Canadian Statesman
Gladiolus Exhibition Oshawa Armouries August 15th and 16th
August 7th 1947

Many citizens will be interested to know that the Twenty-Six Annual Gladiolus Exhibition is being held in Oshawa Armouries, Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16.

Over 100 exhibitors are expected to make entries in Canada’s only Gladiolus show.  These entries will be coming from many parts of Canada and the United states…

One of the features of this year’s show are the special classes for backyard growers who have planted less than a thousand bulbs.  Another is the New Introduction Class to stimulate new varieties of flowers.  In all there are over fifteen classes in which exhibitors may enter their blooms.

Canadian Statesman, August 7, 1947, p 6

Canadian Statesman, August 7, 1947, p 6


The Canadian Statesman
Midget Puzzles Police Taking Inter-City Free Bus Rides
August 14th 1947

An Oshawa boy about 6 years of age has been having a hilarious time the past ten days taking free bus rides between Oshawa and Bowmanville.  He started riding Garton Coach Line busses with no fare other than a trustful, blue eyed innocence.  Twice he was returned to Oshawa police who took him to his home on Simcoe Street south and warned his parents to look after him.

Garton drivers leaving Oshawa were alert to catch him on his next appearance.  Then he switched to Collacutt’s Coach Lines and on Monday last turned up at Garton’s Bowmanville terminal asking to be taken home in time for dinner.  He was accommodated by the management after Oshawa police had been contacted by phone,.

Howard Bickle, driving the noon bus for Garton’s took charge of the youngster and handed him over to the Oshawa traffic officer at the corner of Bond and Simcoe Streets.  He skilled along with the Oshawa officer and bouncing insouciance to be once again returned to his bewildered parents.  His name was not disclosed.

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