The Month That Was – January 1930

 

Oshawa Daily Times
January 2
$1, 000, 000 SCHOOL FIRE
Pyromaniac Blamed For Setting Fire to Large Structure
(By Canadian Press Leased Wire)

Oakland, Calif., Jan. 2-Fremont High School and the Lockwood junior High School were set on fire by a pyromaniea, late last night. Fermont High School, built in 1907 at a cost of $1,000,000 was a ruin. The loss we estimated at $800,000. Damage to the Lockwood School was slight.

The incendiarist is believed to be the same whose activities have reduced to ashes a dozen schools, churches and public buildings in Sonoma, Menoding, Lake and Suisum countries in the last few months. Although he was seen in the act of throwing a fire bomb which set fire to the steps of the Lockwood school last night, darkness shrouded his features and authorities were without clue to his identity.

 

From the Oshawa Daily Times, January 2, 1930

From the Oshawa Daily Times, January 2, 1930

Oshawa Daily Times
January 9
FENELON FALLS HAS NO SCHOOL BOARD

Lindsay, Jan. 9. – The town of Fenelon Falls is still without a school board, and it is probable that the minister of education will have to settle the problem. Three meetings have been held, but there are still three vacancies on the board, which no one seems to want to fill, as only one qualifies last night for the four seats.

From the Oshawa Daily Times, January 9, 1930

From the Oshawa Daily Times, January 9, 1930

Oshawa Daily Reformer
January 16
Picturesque Woman of Arctic Is Proposed For Canadian Senate

Vancouver, Jan. 16. – Mrs. Etha Klengenberg Bolt, a picturesque figure, has entered the list of those who have been named as possibilities for the first appointment of a woman to the senate of Canada. She is the daughter of Captain Charles Klengenberg, retired Arctic trader, who makes his home here. Her mother is described as an “Eskimo princess.” Mrs. Bolt’s husband is a full-blooded Eskimo.

Sponsors of Mrs. Bolt propose appointment because, they state, the Northwest Territories are now being taxed by dominion government without having representation in parliament and because the northland has a woman whose service to the community is equal to that of any woman in Canada.

 

Oshawa Daily Reformer
January 23
15 Year Term For 75 Cent Robbery

Detroit, Jan. 23 – The hold-up and robbery of a 13-year-old school girl which netted him only 75 cents sent Jack Bennett, 22, to the state prison yesterday for 15 to 30 years. He was convicted of robbery while armed.

From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, January 23, 1930

From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, January 23, 1930

 

Oshawa Daily Reformer
January 23

The International Dog Sled Derby at Quebec

Prizes aggregating $4,250 will be among the trophies to be competed for in the international Dog Sled Derby to be held at Quebec City, February 20 – 22. Terms entering will be cover a course of about 40 miles each day making a total of around 121 miles in all. This is the high light in the Quebec Winter Sports season beginning late in December and continuing until March. The event terminates with the Dog Derby Masquerade Ball at the Chateau Frontenac which hostelry is headquarter of the sports season. All the most prominent dog mushers of the continent figure or have figured at one time or another in the derby and it is generally regarded as the biggest thing of its kind in America. Since 1922 when the contest had its inception, times have been consistently cut down. In that year the course was completed in 15 hours, 36 minutes, but last year Leonard Seppala, hero of the dash to Nome, made it in 11 hours, 6 minutes, 33 seconds.

Lay-out shows Chateau Frontenac; upper inset, Emil St. Goddard, three times winner of the Derby; lower inset, Leonard Seppala, last year’s winner in record time.

Oshawa Daily Reformer
January 30
INVESTIGATING MURDER AT FALLS
Police Decline to Comment on Bootlegger Theory

Niagara Falls, Ont., Jan. 30. – City and provincial police continued their investigation yesterday into the mysterious murder of Louis C. Miller, found Tuesday morning lying on the floor of his cabin in an isolated part of Montrose Township on the Chippewa Creek. He had been shot in the back of the neck while consuming his evening meal.

Police declined to comment last night in reports Miller had been “put out” by bootleggers, irritated to his close proximity to their activities on the river.

From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, January 30, 1930

From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, January 30, 1930

Oshawa Daily Reformer
January 30
The Great West Festival at Calgary

Picturesque costumes, pretty girls, clever dancers, marvelous exhibitions of native handicraft will be among the offerings given to the public at the big folkdance, folksong and handicraft festival scheduled to be held at the Palliger Hotel, Calgary, March 19 – 22 next. A score of nations whose people have come over to the Dominion to swell the number of New Canadians in the West will show the treasures of art accumulated during the centuries of their national history and Canadian culture will be given an impetus from the source which has always been the aliment of great art. This Calgary festival is the third of similar ones held at Winnipeg and Regina, and the first two proved so successful and awakened such interest that Premier Brownlee of Alberta asked for their repetition this spring. They are organized by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the coming one is also in co-operation with the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, Alberta Branch.

Lay-out shows: top picture, group of Polish dancers; lower right Irish Colleen in Costume posed against platter of Hungarian make.

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