The Month That Was – August 1902

Ontario Reformer
Bullets in Their Brain
Edition 01 August 1902

PEOPLE WHO CARRY THEM AND FEEL NO ILL EFFECTS
Many Strange Things Found in the Brain – Some Curious Cases

The idea that the human brain is an organ so extremely delicate in its structure that it cannot bear the slightest physical hurt sometimes appears to receive a contradiction in the experience of people who have been met with peculiar injuries to the head. The history of brain surgery presents some remarkable facts in regard to the extent to which the thinking organ will sometimes resist the effects of external injury. It has been shown that in some cases quantities of its substance may be removed without appreciably diminishing the normal intelligence of the patient; while some have been known to carry the most extraordinary foreign substance embedded in their skulls for years.

Finds of the most singular kind have been made in the interior substances of the living human brain. The strangest things have been known to find entry there through accident or design. In one case it was the blade of a penknife that was carried about in the brain for half a lifetime without the patient being in the least aware of it: in another it was a penholder that had somehow found its way there and remained in its living hiding-place without apparently interfering with the thinking power of the organ: while only a week or so ago a piece of slate pencil was recovered from a boy’s brain after it had been hidden there for several years.

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Ontario Reformer
The McLaughlin Carriage Co.’s Employes [SIC] Excursion
Edition 22 August 1902

Saturday morning last the sun rose upon a cloudless sky, for the weather clerk had notice that on that day the employees of the McLaughlin Carriage Company were to run their excursion to Orillia. A special train had been chartered for the occasion and the extremely low rate of $1.95 was secured for the excursionists. Long before the hour set for departure the street corners along Simcoe and King streets were crowded with people waiting for cars to carry them to the station. About eight o’clock the train of eleven coaches drawn by two engines, started from Oshawa. The train was tastily decorated for the occasion by the Committes [SIC]. The service rendered by the railway was highly satisfactory, for the run was made in about three hours and a half, which was passed by the excursionists in pleasant conversation and in viewing the varied scenery of river, lake, hill, and harvest.

The Oshawa Citizen’s Band was in attendance to furnish music for the day and the baseball and lacrosse teams went along to play games.

When Orillia was reached part of people got off the train and formed a procession, headed by the band, which proceeded to the park, while the train carried the remainder direct to the Park. Here dinner was partaken of by those who had carried their blankets, the rest going to the hotels. In the afternoon a baseball game was played between the Oshawa team and a team from the employees of the Tudhope Carriage Co., of Orillia. The Oshawa players were to fast for Orillia and succeeded in scoring 22 runs to Orillia’s 6.  There was no programme of games as the lacrosse game on the oval called for 3 o’clock. Those who did not attend the lacrosse game spent the balance of the afternoon taking in the town or quietly resting in the park, which is beautifully situated on the shore of Lake Couchiching … The whole day was pleasantly spent by employer and employee and showed the harmony that exists in this great Oshawa industry. The return journey was commenced about 7 o’clock and by 11 o’clock all were safely at home save for a few who remained over Sunday. The Committee of Management carried out the whole program successfully and it is due to their untiring efforts that the 700 people who went to Orillia enjoyed as ideal holiday…

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Ontario Reformer
Oshawa-On-The-Lake
Edition 01 August 1902

A very severe thunderstorm, accompanied by rain and lightning stuck this camp on Saturday afternoon and raised great havoc. The large dining tent was blown down and the centre poles broken. The headquarters tent was also blown down and part of the contents of the canteen destroyed. One of the small tents was broken down and most of the bedding in the others was very wet afterwards. The occupants of the other tents, had to hang on to their tents for about half an hour or all would have been blown down. On Sunday afternoon another sudden storm came up, but as the officers had timely warning very little damage was done, excepting in the cook house where a large amount of bread was destroyed, almost depriving the boys of their next morning’s breakfast; no order could be got uptown, as the telephone lines were destroyed. However, the younger boys did not suffer any as Mr. Carey kindly offered them shelter in his barn, which was gratefully accepted. However, the younger boys did not suffer any as Mr. Carey kindly offered them shelter in his barn, which was gratefully accepted.

 

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Ontario Reformer
Excursion to Toronto
Edition 01 August 1902

Durham Old Boy’s Association of Toronto has invited all former and present residents of Durham County to be their guests in Yoronto [SIC], on Monday next, as a grand reunion picnic to e held on the beautiful grounds of Dr. John Hoskin, K.C. The Dale, Howard Street of Bloor. A free dinner will be served at12 o’clock, and a splendid program will follow. Cheap rates have been obtained on the Grand Trunk Railway, going by local train only, and returning by any train same day as follows: –

Darlington –   7:00 a.m.                  $1.25
Oshawa et. –  8:00 “                        $1.10
Whitby –         8:00 “                           $ 1.10
Pickering –      8:00 “                          $1.10

 

Ontario Reformer
Kawartha Lakes
Edition 01 August 1902

A Place to Spend a Happy Holiday

Before deciding on a place at which to spend the vacation this summer, it is well to take into consideration the many advantages of the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Canada. As a place for camping the region has no superior. For the most part, the shores of the lakes are untouched by man. Nature is seen in all her grand disorder, there being nowhere that artificially, which to the true lover of nature, often spoils landscape. Pure air and water, each of which in a factor in choosing a summering place are assured in that region. Transportation on the lakes is also amply provided by a steamboat line plying between Lakefield and Coboconk, a distance of 70 miles. There is an additional attraction for the angler, as the fishing in the lakes is very good. The gamey [muskellunge] and black basses are here to reward the sportsman.

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Ontario Reformer
Canadian Prosperity
Edition 01 August, 1902

Canada’s prosperity, at present, is unprecedented. The trade returns for the final year ending June 30th, 1902, exceeded four hundred million dollars – the exact figures being $414, 517, 368, while those of last year were $377, 689, 653, being an increase of $36, 826, 653 or 72 per cent over and above the trade of 1893, which was the last year during the life of the late government.

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In proportion to population, the trade of Canada is not considerable more than double the relative volume of trade of the United States. In 1901 the latter, with its seventy millions of people, had a total volume of exports and imports aggregating $2, 301, 937, 156, which proportionately, is not on half of Canada’s trade last year.

This is not due to any epidemic growth in any one line of progress, but the progress along all the avenues of trade. The agricultural increase last year was very remarkable, and the exports exceeded those of the year previous more than 50 per cent. Nor did the manufacturers’ exports fall off, but were ahead of the times in every [way].

 

Ontario Reformer
Ontario Malleable Iron Co. Employees Annual Picnic
Edition 01 August 1902

The employees of the Ontario Malleable Iron Co., with their families and friends, held their annual picnic at Oshawa-on-the-Lake last Saturday. The affair was a success and a day of delight to all who took part in it. When all had assembled the number was computed at between two and three thousand. The event was highly creditable to all concerned, evincing thorough and hearty harmony between employers and employees. The large crowd were accommodated to the utmost by the Street Railway Co. and Mr. Arthur Henry. An excellent program of sports and attractions was provided for the entertainments of all present. The weather, in the morning and afternoon was fine and warm, but towards evening a severe thunder and rain storm was disappointing to many who were just at supper the lawns.

The music furnished by the Oshawa Citizen’s Band afforded delight to listeners on the grounds in the afternoon, and during the evening in the pavilion where dancing was pleasantly indulged in.

The Month That Was – July 1867

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 03 July 1867
NOTICE.
Columbus

THE ANNIVERSARY of the Columbus Bible Christian Sabbath School will (D.V.) be held on Sunday and Monday, the 7th and 8th of July.

On Sabbath two sermons will be delivered, at 2 1.2 and 6 o’clock p.m., and collections taken up.

On Monday the children will meet at 1 ½ and the exercises will commence at 2 o’clock p.m., and continue for two hours. Tea will be served to the children at 4 o’clock, and to the public immediately after. Tickets 25 cents; for children not members of the school, 12 ½ cents. The public are cordially invited. A good time may be expected.

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 03 July 1867
Confederation Day

The first morning of the New Dominion was ushered in Oshawa with the ringing of bells and the firing of cannon, including a salute from the guns of the juvenile battery. The chief occupation of all seemed to be to make preparations to leave town. The greater portion of the population went to Whitby, others to Toronto, and a few Eastward. The afternoon here was one of unusual quietness. The numerous flags flying from flagstaffs and private houses was the only mark of the day. Everyone store was closed and every workshop was silent, and Oshawa was literally the deserted village. The few people that had not left in the morning wended their way to Cedardale to a private picnic, where the afternoon was heartily enjoyed. In the evening the Ontario Bank and some other buildings were illuminated. The people of Oshawa having agreed to give way to Whitby and join in the celebration there, strictly kept her faith.

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 03 July 1867
Coalition

Our beloved queen has entrusted the formation of the first cabinet which is to govern the Dominion of Canada to Sir. J. A. McDonald (sic) and we doubt not that. Her advisers were careful before he left England to impress upon him the advisability of having all sections of the country fully represented therein.

We have every reason to believe that Sir John has since the Coalition of 1864 full realized, the importance of the work in which he has taken so active apart, and that he has aimed to bring it to such a conclusion as every true patriot would deserve.

Now, while we cannot endorse his past career, and though we have energetically opposed the Tory party of which he was the leader in the past, we are quite open to believe that he, together with the rest of us, sees in the prospects of the new Dominion a future worthy of a statesman; that he is willing to waine considerations of minor party importance – and taking his stand upon a constitution – itself the outcome of a fusion of party hitherto antagonistic, to devote himself to the … administration of the laws of Canada, for the benefit of the whole country.

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 10 July 1867
The Trees

On Saturday night one of the finest and largest trees in Centre street was broken off by the wind. Upon examination, the cause of this was easily discovered, the three having been much injured at the place where it broke off by chafing against the guards. Numbers of others are in the same condition. Some remedy ought at once to be adopted. The most of the trees are now firmly enough rooted to do without the guards, and these ought to be removed. Where this cannot be done with safety, the trees ought to be secured from injury with bandages.

The Road and Bridge Committee are now taking action in the matter. The law, however, give the owners control of the trees opposite their property. It would be well if they exercise their right to look after them. The village has planted and protected the trees thus far, and it is not too much to ask property owners to do the little that remains to be done.

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The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 10, July, 1867
Mowing Match

One of the largest trials of movers ever held in Canada, was held in the Township of Fullarton, Country of Perth, a few days ago. Nine machines took part in the competitions, five of them being varieties of the Ohio pattern. The machines were tested upon these points: lightness of draught, quality of the work done, and quality of material and style of workmanship upon the machine. After a thorough test and examination of each of these particulars the Ohio Combined Reaper and Mover, manufactured at the Joseph Hall Works here, was awarded the first prize, as being the best made, having the best material, being the lightest draught, and having the closest and neatest work of any machine upon the ground. About a thousand farmers witnessed the contest, and the manner in which they followed the Hall machine whilst at work, and the strong commendations bestowed upon it afterwards showed they heartily agreed with the judges – This adds another to the long list of first prized which these machines have obtained in fairly contested fields.

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 24 July 1867
Mr. Gibbs Meeting in Oshawa

Mr. Gibbs held a meeting of his friends on Saturday evening. Nearly three hundred rate payers were present. Several addresses were delivered by the most prominent men of the town. A unanimous vote pledging Mr. Gibbs their support of the meeting, moved by Mr. Cowan and seconded by Mr. Glen, was passed. The most enthusiastic feeling prevailed. It is pretty clear what the result will be in Oshawa.

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The Oshawa Vindicator
July, 1867
MARRIED

In Oshawa, on the 17th last, by the Rev. L. B. Caldwell, Miss Sophia Maria Graham, of Whitby, to Mr. Will Clarke, of Pickering.

At Colbourne, July 16th, BY Rev. Mr. Lomas, Bowmanville, the Rev. D. Simpson, Primitive Methodist Minister, formerly of Oshawa, to Miss Mary Grace Barrett, of Bruse Mines, Algoma District.

By Rev. G. Abbs, of the “Christian Advocate,” at Palermo, June 15, 1867, Rev. W. Pirrette, of the Brooklin M. E. Church, and Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Temperance of Canada West, to ALvina L. Winehell, of Palermo, formerly of Barringon, Mass, U.S.

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 31 July 1867
Devil Worshippers

This singular race, called the devil-worshippers, who dwell among the Koorde, numbers about one hundred thousand, and are from and ancient Persian race. They speak the Koord’s language. Their symbol is the Peacock, an image of which they worship at their sacred shrine. They are largely under the control of their priests, who teach them that it is essential to manhood to lie, steal, murder, and be a dog. To kill someone is necessary to become a man.

To sin on quietly because you do not intend to sin always is to live on a reversion which will probably never be yours.

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The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 31, July, 1867
United Grammar and Common Schools, Oshawa

Wanted for the above, A FEMALE TEACHER for the Primary Division. Salary $220 per an.

Also, a Female Teacher for the Senior Division of the Female Department; one capable of teaching French and Drawing preferred.

Applications, with testimonials &e., to be forwarded to the undersigned, not later than 10th August.

  1. Carswell,
    Secretary

 

The Oshawa Vindicator
Edition 31 July 1867
What is Soda Water!
ATKINSON’s Drug Store

Soda water is pure water highly charged with Carbonic Acid Gas. This gas exists in great purity in marble. In extracting it, vessels capable of resisting great pressure, 100 to 200 pounds to the inch are required.

The New York Board of Health says: “we regard Soda Water (Carbonic Acid Gas in water) as the only innocent drink of all the mineral waters in use.

Dr. Maxwell of Ouloutts, remarks: “In the treatment of Cholera I found Soda Water both grateful and beneficial.” This kind of Soda Water you can only obtain in its true purity and strength at ATKINSON’s Drug Store.

Month That Was: June 1927

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Seven Nurses Awarded Diplomas
Edition 11 June, 1927
Colourful Scene as Seven Nurses Receive Diplomas and Award at Hospital Graduation Exercises
…Seven young ladies who during the past three years have labored faithfully and devotedly in the training school of the Oshawa General Hospital, receive last night their diplomas as graduate nurses. Held in the assembly hall of the Collegiate Institute, the graduation was marked by a profusion of floral beauty and delightful ceremony. Presentation of the scholarships and prizes won by the graduating and undergraduate members of the training school followed the awarding of the diplomas. The address to the graduating class was delivered by Dr. F. N. G. Starr, of Toronto and he charged them that they uphold the spirit of their profession and make their careers what the great Lister has called “glorious occupations.” Gordon Conant, chairman of the hospital Board of Directors presided and in the absence of J, D, Storie, president of the Board, presented the diplomas.

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Cars Wrecked in Highway Crash
Edition 11 June, 1927
Three Autos Figure in a Collision at Liverpool on Kingston Road
Three cars were smashed in a mix-up in front of the Liverpool Hotel at Liverpool this morning A Dodge car driven by W. R. L. Blackwell, of Toronto, struck a Whippet motor car owned by S. J. Jackson of Toronto, which suddenly pulled out on the highway in front of it.

The Whippet was thrown a considerable distance on to the front of the car of William Anderson, of Dunbarton, smashing the radiator of the Anderson car. The Dodge was badly damaged as well and the Whippet was a complete wreck. Jackson has been charged by the Provincial Highway officer with reckless driving. All of the drivers escaped without any serious injuries though Jackson was badly bruised.

 

Teeth a Menace, Experts Discover.
Edition 29 June, 1927
Carnegie Foundation Asserts Most Risk Comes Through Mouth
New York, June 29 – Teeth are more apt to become defective than any other part of the body, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching reported Tuesday after a six year study of dental education in Canada and the United States.

“Disease germs that enter the body through decayed teeth, or along the side of the disordered teeth are frequent causes of such serious and common maladies as rheumatism, kidney trouble and heart failure,” the report aid.

“In 1924, of the 135,640 officers and men in the United States army – who, as a group are presumable among the healthiest persons – 12,507 were treated for dental disability.”

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Well Known Stars Coming to New Martin Theatre Monday
Edition 11 June, 1927
John Gilbert and Renee Adoree Both in “The Show” Coming To Regent Monday
John Gilbert and Renee Adoree, the combination that scored one of the screen successes of history in “The Big Parade,” are together for the first time since that picture, in “The Show,” Metro-Goldyn-Mayer’s sensational romance of the Budapest underworld, coming Monday to the Regent theatre.

They play the central characters in a strange romance laid in a mysterious sideshow on the outskirts of the “invisible city” – a sideshow of illusions, magician’s tricks and strange grotesques, with a “decapitations” illusion in which Gilbert has his head cut off in a “Salome” travesty as the central feature. Tod Browning, director of “The Unholy Three” and “The Road to Mandalay,” directed the story, from Waldemar Young’s adaptation of the Charles Tenney Jackson novel.

The settings, including the grotesque sideshows, with their floating living heads, mermaids, “spider women” and other startling illusions are realistic to the extreme, whole blocks of reproductions of quaint Budapest streets and other incidentals being used in the gripping mystery story.

Gilbert plays a swashbuckling sideshow “barker” and Miss Adoree a Salome dancer in the production, with Lionel Barrymore as “The Greek,” a sinister gangster leading, and Edward Connelly as the old blind man who eventually brings about an astounding climax.

 

A Lasting Memorial
Edition 11 June, 1927
There is in Oshawa a general agreement with Mayor Preston’s suggestion that the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation should be marked in permanent fashion by the erection of a fountain in front of the way memorial. It is to be hoped that this idea can be carried to a successful conclusion.

Not only will the installation of a fountain do away with the frog pond in front of the memorial, but there is also a peculiar appropriateness in having a fountain beside that beautiful monument. Water running continuously from a fountain suggests that the recollection of those in whose honor the memorial was erected, never ceases, that they are never forgotten, that they are, indeed, in the “Garden of the Unforgotten.”

By all means, let us have the fountain. It is also suggested that benches be plentifully supplied in that park. This too, should be looked after. That beautiful spot should be made more beautiful still and every opportunity should be seized to make it in every respect as attractive as possible. “The Garden of the Unforgotten is a shrine. The whole place should be made as restful, as peaceful, and as appropriate as it can be made.

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Red Cross Cottage To Be Formally Opened Wednesday
Edition 11 June, 1927
Was Completed at a Cost of More Than $3,00 to Rotary Club While General Motors Donated Duco for Painting Cottage and Chas. Bowrs Donated Wiring – Cottage Will Be Available for Outing for Crippled and Under-Privileged Children
The Red Cross Cottage erected in Lakeview Park by the Rotary Club will be opened on Wednesday, June 15. On this occasion the Rotary officials will hand over to the Red Cross officials the documents establishing the right of the Red Cross Society to use the cottage absolutely free of cost so far as the Rotary Club is concerned. It is the intention that the Cottage will be available as an outing for crippled and under-privileged children. It will mean an enlargement of the work that has been carried on in the past by the Red Cross in smaller and less suitable quarters.

The Cottage is a creditable addition to Oshawa’s institutions. While it has been mainly financed by the Rotary Club, General Motors of Canada through Rotarian Gordon LeFebvre have been most generous in painting the whole of the exterior with Duco and Rotarian Charles Bowra, has provided the electric installation. The work was undertaken at an expense of over #,000 to the Rotary Club has been made possible by the street fair conducted by the Rotary Club last summer with such successful results. Some work yet remains to be done in the construction of a stairway to the water’s edge and other structures f a minor nature but after the opening on Wednesday it will be ready and available for the purposes of the Red Cross.

 

The Oshawa Daily Reformer
Roof Caught Fire
Edition 11 June, 1927
Fire started on the roof of the home of John Cameron. King and Charles streets at ll.10 this morning. Sparks from the chimney started the blaze which was quickly extinguished by the fire department without any serious damage being done.

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Month That Was: May 1929

Bank of Toronto Opens Branch
May 1st 1929
The Bank of Toronto, one of Canada’s leading financial institutions, has opened a branch at 19 Simcoe street south. Established in 1855, this is the oldest Canadian bank with the head office in Ontario, and during 73 years of careful and conservative banking, it has accumulated a surplus of more than $14,000,000 over all liabilities to the public.

The Oshawa branch has excellent facilities for handling savings and commercial business. The equipment installed includes a safety deposit box department.

F.S. Potter, assistant manager of the main office in Toronto, has been appointed manager. He brings with him years of banking experience gained in various branches of the bank throughout the country.

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Farmer Children Must Pay Fee to Go to School Here
May 2, 1929
Whitby, May 2. –The farm assessment dispute between the farmers residing within the town limits and the town council has shown no new developments during the past few days. The farmers still maintain that they will carry their grievance before the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board while the town council has taken no action to change the bylaw which was passed last month under which farm properties will be allowed no other tax exemptions.

 

Treatment May Surpass Insulin
May 2, 1929
Springfield, Ohio, May 2- A new treatment for diabetes, which it is alleged may prove more efficacious than insulin, was announced before the Ohio Academy of Science recently.

Dr. C. A. Mills, of the laboratory of experimental medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical College, told the medical science section of the academy that experiments he made in China and America led him to believe vitamin “B” extract, a vegetable product, not only had the same property of controlling diabetes as insulin, but likewise curative properties. Vitamin “B” is obtained from alfalfa, sweet clover, onions, bran and other plants.

 

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Oldest Hippo in U.S., 75 Dead
May 2, 1929
New York, May 2. –Mrs. Murphy, dowager hippopotamus of the United States, is dead at the Central Park Zoo.

She was 75 years old -The first hippo to be brought to this country- and her demise is thought to have been due to old age.

“The old lady has been feeble and ailing all winter”, said Keeper Harry Kinney. “We were prepared for some such sad eventuality. Her teeth were all worn down, and her hay had to be chopped for her. But she kept her appetite to the last. Only Monday she ate 60 pounds of chopped hay, 30 quarts of mash made of bran, rolled oats, three or four vegetables, and several loaves of bread. Then she drank about half her tank.”

Mrs. Murphy is survived by her only son, Caliph 2nd, who occupies an adjoining cage.

 

Charlie Chaplin’s Former Wife to Be Questioned
May 11, 1929
Los Angeles, Calif., May 11. – William A. Bryne, investigator for the state Board of Medical Examination, announced here last night that he would again question Mildred Harris, former wife of Charles Chaplin, in an attempt to learn more about the associates of Miss Delphine Walsh, dancer, who died recently as the result of an alleged illegal operation.

Bryne also declared he was trying to locate “a wealthy Vancouver yachtsman whose name had been brought up for investigation.”

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Many Mishaps to Pickering People
May 11, 1929
Four Placed Under Medical Care by Accidents

Pickering, May 11 – Four accidents occurred to local people during the last few days, all of them causing the patients to undergo medical treatment.

Mrs. R. Irish, had the misfortune to injure her foot last week, and was under doctor’s care, but is not able to be about again.

While at work in W. C. Reid’s butcher shop, where he is employed, John Liscombe, cut his first finger rather badly one day this week, and has since been nursing a very sore hand. The bone as well as an artery was affected, but the injured digit is responding to medical treatment.

Word was received in the village this week of the misfortune of Master Gerald Foster, of Dunbarton, who fell from a tree while adjusting a swing, and sustained a broken arm. Until quite recently the Foster family resided in the village, and Gerald was a familiar figure among the boys. His old playmates are glad to know that he is making a good recovery.

A badly sprained ankle, the result of a fall, has caused Mrs. A. Bayes, a great deal of pain during the past week, but at the present time it is rapidly improving.

 

Children’s Aid Shelter to Cost About $50,000
May 11, 1929
Work Expected to Start Early in June, Says Architect

Plans for the Children’s Shelter which will be erected by the Children’s Aid Society of this city, are well under way. The Times was informed today by C. C. Stenhouse, architect. It is expected that a tender call will be made in about two weeks for the general contract on the job, and that work will be started early in June.

A Tentative estimate on the cost of this building has been made at $50,000, according to O. M. Alger, superintendent. The shelter will be erected on the east side of Centre street, south of Rotary Park, where eight acres of land have been donated to the society by J. D. Storie.


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Month That Was: April 1947

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Tuesday April 1, 1947
Ayrshire Breeder In District Make First Shipment to China
First U.N.R.R.A. shipment of its kind from Canada, 12 head of topflight Ayrshire cattle, are rolling west by rail from here today on the first lap of the long haul to China.

Hermitage Farms, Pickering, owned by E. L. Ruddy and Son, was the key assembly point yesterday afternoon as the thoroughbred livestock where herded up the ramps into trucks in preparation for two-month trip. Three thousand miles away, a China-bound ship is waiting in Vancouver harbour for the Ontario shipment.

Arranged by the Dominion Department of Agriculture, this transfer of livestock to U.N.R.R.A. for relief of China’s decimated herds will be followed by further deliverers from other Ontario centres.

In addition to seven bulls and two heifers bred at Hermitage Farms, yesterday’s included one bull from Albert Cooper’s Netherhall Farms, Brooklin, one bull from F. G. Carswell’s farm, Brooklin, and one heifer from Cluaran Farms, owned by Charles Robson, of Oshawa.

“It’s the first sale of cattle to U.N.R.R.A. from Canada,” said Robert Ruddy, waiting for the trucks to arrive. “I think the last shipment to China like this was 14 years ago,” he added.

U.N.R.R.A. specifications were “very high”, Mr. Ruddy explained. Bulls had to be between 12 and 14 months of age and cows had to have a butter production record of 500 pounds per year running as far back as the granddam.

Mr. Ruddy said the livestock would be used for breeding purposes in China, where every phase of the economy has been riddled by ravages of invasion and civil war.

Nearly 300 applications had flooded in to U.N.R.R.A. headquarters when the agency called for men to accompany the Ontario shipment all the way to China. No one from the district had been chosen as far as Mr. Ruddy knew.

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The first shipment of its kind from this area, a shipment of 12 thoroughbred Ayrshire cattle from Hermitage Farms, Pickering; Netherhall Farms, Brooklin; F. G. Carswell’s Glen Carswell farm at Columbus and Cluaran Farms, Oshawa, is rolling toward the west coast today on the first lap of its journey to China. The shipment which was arranged for U.N.R.R.A. by the Dominion Department of Agriculture, was assembled at Hermitage Farms and loaded yesterday. The nine bulls in the shipment, left to right are: Glen Carswell Peter Pan, from the Glen Carswell Farm; Hermitage Double Burton, Hermitage Lustre General, Wallabrae Buster Earl, Hermitage Royal Charlie, all from Hermitage Farms; Brooklin Danny Boy, from Netherhall Farms; Hermitage Coronation Master, Hermitage Lord Douglas 3rd and Hermitage Lucky Noble Art, from Hermitage farms. -Photo by Campbell’s Studio

 

April. 8, 1947
AUTHORIZE CEDARDALE PLAYGROUND
Cedardale is to have its long awaited playground.

On motion of the city council last night, authorization was given to the east portion of the former Coulter property being used as a playground so long as it is not required by the city for any other purpose. Authorization was also given for the Board of Works to do the necessary grading.

The property, now owned by the city, is the site of the former Coulter Manufacturing plant and runs from Simcoe Street to Ritson Road south of the Skinner Co. plant. The portion for the proposed playground is that nearest Ritson Road.

Pointing to the need for a playground in this area, Recreation Director R.L. Coleman said it was hoped it could be put into use this summer. The site, he said, is large enough to be useful of all types of activities including sports and outings for the large industries in the area.

Mr. Coleman said the property would accommodate a hard ball diamond, there being no other diamond of this kind south of King Street. He outlined the south-east corner as the part of the new park most suitable for the children’s play area.

Tried to Pick Fight with Police
George R. Kirtley, East Whitby, was fined $5 and costs or five days, on a charge of disorderly conduct, to which he pleaded guilty in Magistrate’s Court this morning. It was pointed out that the accused had no previous record.

Constable Harvey testified he and constable Harry King were trying to stop an argument between several fellows in front of the Woolworth Building on King Street West, about 1:25 a.m. Sunday when the accused came out of the New Service Lunch and intervened.

“The accused tried to pick a fight with us when we were busy breaking up the other argument,” the officer said.

Kirtley in his own defence started that he had been drinking, but not to excess that night. He was only striking up for his friends and not trying to pick a fight with anybody.

CANCER CASES ON INCREASE V.O.N SAYS
Statistics produced by the supervisor of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Miss Edith Hill, at a regular monthly meeting on the V.O.N. executive here yesterday afternoon, show there is a vast increase in the number of cases if cancer and pneumonia in this city. Cancer in the city has risen to five cases as compared to one last year at this time.

During February, the nurse’s report said, a total of 70 admissions were made; visitations were 432; and fees received were $153.50. During March this year there were 75 admissions; visitors 468 and fees amounting to $176.50.

Miss Downey, a graduate of the public health nursing course at the University of Toronto, is taking her practical training with Miss Hill at the present time.

At yesterday’s meeting Alderman Clifford Harmon was appointed council representative on the Victorian Order of Nurses executive board here.

It was also resolved that W.E.N. Sinclair, K.C., M.P., be asked to represent the local V.O.N. branch at the 49th annual meeting of the Board of Govenors of the V.O.N. of Canada to be held in Ottawa, April 29 and 30.

 

April. 15, 1947
Quick Action Saves Child From Water
The quick action of Mrs. Harry King, Ritson Road North, saved three-year-old Marie Taylor from possible drowning this morning when the child fell into a cellar for a new house which contained two or three feet of water.

Mrs. King, who resided on the east side of Ritson Road North, two houses Rosedale Avenue, noticed an object in the water in the cellar which is just north of her house. Going out she found a little girl in the water and without delay went into the water and rescued her.

Marie, who lives in Toronto and was visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O’Donnell, 334 Ritson Road North, is now none the worse for her experience.

Neighbors said this was not the first time children had fallen into the water in the cellar.

Good Nickel Chocolate Bar Needed
By The Canadian Press
What Canadians want is a good five-cent chocolate bar, a Canadian Press survey showed today.

Most citizens questioned agreed with C.C.F. leader M.J. Coldwell who pleaded in the House of Commons yesterday for a return to the five-cent bar. He raised the question in commenting on the recent price increase which hiked the wartime six-cent bar to eight-cents.

The survey showed that while the average Canadian kid will go for his chocolate bar regardless of price, his more money conscious dad is beginning to smit loud squawks of protest. In some localities the price boost led to increased supplies while others noted no change in a candyless situation.

One curious feature was a wide divergence in reports of sales, Toronto reporting a 50 per cent drop in sales volume and other cities, notably Winnipeg, reporting sales of all supplies available. Some points said it was too early to note any difference in the week since the increase went into effect.

Montreal reported there was a slight dropping off in sales but most adults were buying all in sight. Dealers anticipated a further decline in sales as supplies increased. Ottawa confectioners looked to an easing in the supply situation while they reported customers were getting more “choosy” at the higher price and inclined to take only what they considered the better bars.

Toronto dealers took an optimistic view and said that when customers got used to the idea of the eight-cent bar they’d start buying again.

In the West, while complaints were frequent and there was some decrease in sales, dealers generally reported selling all they had on hand.

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April. 29, 1947
City Buys Snowloader
Purchase of a snowloader for the city was authorized last night by the City Council while tenders for a caterpillar tractor to be used in connection with the proposed sanitary land fill system of garbage disposal was referred to the city engineer for his recommendation.

The snowloader, complete with overhead loader and bulldozer blade, will be purchased from the General Supply Co. of Canada for $4,663.

Tenders from four firms were received for the tractor and after the city clerk had read the lengthy technical descriptions embodied in these it was moved the City Engineer W. Dempsey study them and bring a recommendation as to the most satisfactory. The price ranged from $6,020 to $7,270.