Month That Was – December 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
ROBBERS FAIL TO BREAK OPEN SAFE
December 4th 1926

Montreal. Dec. 4. – Robbers, who broke into the offices of the Swift Canadian Company early today failed in their efforts to break open the safe where $25,000 was deposited, but got away with $100 in stamps.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
PEACE OVERTURES BETWEEN CHAPLIN AND WIFE FAIL; FIGHT IS RESUMED IN COURT
December 4th 1926

Los Angeles. Dec. 4. – Overtures for peace between Charles Chaplin and his estranged wife having failed, they settled down today for the finish of the fight in court, after an exchange of statements which brought some of the family skeletons out of luxurious closets of the film comedian’s Beverly Hills mansion. Chaplin has again denied his wife’s charges of cruelty, and charged that she had abused the privilege of unlimited credit, which he granted her in shops and cafes Los Angeles.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
Liquor in Candy Charge Quashed
December 6th 1926

Vancouver, Dec 6 – Conviction of R.C Purdy. Limited. On the charge of selling liquor in chocolate was quashed by Chief Justice Gordon Hunter yesterday on an appeal from the decision of Magistrate Findlay in police court when the confectionery firm was charged $1,000, “Was I right in my finding that it was proven that the defendant keep intoxicating liquor from sale?” was the question asked my Maggie Magistrate Findlay in a stated case granted the defense.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer
Peace Ha
th its Victories
December 6th 1926

They are not featured on the front page of the daily press. You do not find the figuring in that weird amalgam of crime, folly, conceit, self-advertisement and grotesquerie that goes to make up what is called “news” but none the less it is as such of these that the best blood of the nation is made up and these six young fellows are types of whom any people may justly be proud. They have PRODUCED something, in contradiction to the vast majority of those who are featured in the news who have only destroyed something. Whether it be morals of lives. They are the champions of various competitions throughout the Western Province. They have won handsome trophies for their feats, awarded by the Canadian Pacific Railway and in addition were the guests of honor at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
A Canadian Pioneer of Transportation
December 6th 1926

Canada has always been the land of pioneers, especially in transportation. One of the greatest of them was Samuel Cunard, the founder of the Cunard line, who few people realize was born in Halifax. He came of United Empire Loyalist stock, and the 21st of November is the anniversary of his birth 139 years ago, in 1787.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 6th, 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer
Strikes and Riot in Wake of Army
December 9th 1926

Peking. Dec. 9. – Strikes, riots and radical agitation are following in the wake of the marching armies in China’s civil war which has embroiled most of the provinces of the vast countries. Merchants, oppressed by militarist demands have formed an asso-broiled most of the provinces of the Anhui, Chekiang and Kiangsu to resist these levies of funds with a general strike and refusal to pay taxes.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer
Open Doors of Hospital by Monday
December 9th 192
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Quarantine at the Oshawa General Hospital will likely be lifted on Monday. The Reformer was told this afternoon by Dr. F. J. Rundle over the telephone. In the meantime affairs there remain unchanged with no indication of anything in the nature of new cases of small pox breaking out. Observation is however being continued for the prescribed time.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
27 Persons dead in Hudson River
December 20th 1926

New York, Dec 20. – Twenty-seven persons were drowned in the icy waters of the Hudson River today when a 60-foot-launch carrying an un-estimated number of employees to a New Jersey manufacturing plant from Manhattan was crushed by floating ice.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer    
Pope’s Criticism Shock to Fascism
December 21st 1926

Rome. Dec. 21. – The Italian Government considers as “strange, surprising and uncalled for,” the Pope’s pointed criticism of Fascism’s religious policies contained in yesterday’s allocution. The Associated Press was informed by a Government spokesman.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 1926

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
Famous Stolen Diamond is found in “Luscious Apple”
December 21st 1926

Paris, Dec. 20. – A woman biting into an apple that did not belong to her brought about the recovery of the famous Rose diamond, stolen some two months ago from the Gem Tower of Chantilly Chateau of the Due d’Aumale.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer      
British Dramatist Believes Christmas should be abolished
December 22nd 1926

London, Dec 22. – George Bernard Shaw, sprightly British dramatist who recently was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for 1925, thinks that Christmas should be abolished. Writing in The New Leader, Shaw says: “It has become an unbearable nuisance but the difficultly is to draft a bill making the celebration of Christmas a criminal act.”

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer
Leopard Made Jump off Stage to Theatre Box
December 21st 1926

London, Dec. 7, – (By Mail.) – A packed audience at the Blackburn Palace Theatre had the thrilling and alarming experience of seeing a leopard crouching on the ledge of a private box snarling savagely and crawling at the occupants, a little boy and his mother. The youngster, Brian Bancroft, who showed astonishing pluck, was slightly scratched and his clothing was torn. Carmo was standing on this gangway showing the beauty and grace of his favorite leopard, which he held by a stout chain, when without any warning, the animal sprang on to the front of the box.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 1926

The Oshawa Daily Reformer  
The Winter Sports Centre of America
December 21st 1926

Winter reigns supreme in Quebec once again. The romantic and historic city of Quebec gives itself up as in former years to the investigating joy of winter sports. They take it seriously there and they have every reason for doing so. Perhaps at no other centre on the continent are the conditions so ideal. Plenty of snow, a keen steady climate, hills to ski down and great slides for toboggans.

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From the Oshawa Daily Reformer, December 1926

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