The Month That Was – July 1926

Over 8,000 People Invade Lakeview Park Dominion Day
July 1st, 1926

More than 8,000 people enjoyed the refreshing breezes at Lakeview park, and the breezes were indeed refreshing, for the day was the warmest of the season though not excessively hot. The Oshawa street railway did a thriving business, carrying record crowds to and from the lakeshore.


A Fine Park
July 2nd, 1926

The Memorial Park, which was opened some three years ago, contains about five acres formerly owned by Thomas Walsh. It is splendidly situation on Church Street, not far from the main corner of the town. There are two monuments in memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War, one having been erected by the citizens of the South Pickering, and the other by Ontario Lodge, No. 324. I.O.O.F.  A flag pole has been erected a short distance from the entrance. There are also on the grounds a dancing platform and a permanent booth.


Bobbed Hair is Cause of Trouble
July 2nd, 1926

Amsterdam, July 1-Shingling is becoming more and more the vogue in Holland and Germany, but it has been the cause of many queer complications and domestic friction.

The whole Rotterdam police recently were mobilized to search an individual who, according to a girl’s story, had climbed through her window in the night and cut off her hair. She afterwards confessed that she had shingled herself and had invented the story in order to escape the parental wrath.

Another shingled girl from Nuremberg was found in a Munich park, crying and without money. She had her locks shorn, and not daring to face her parents, had fled to Munich.


British Women Now on March through London Streets
July 3rd, 1926

London, July 3-British Feminists, some of whom were famous in the days of Militant suffragettes, marched today in colorful pageant in behalf of equal political rights for British men and women.

Fully 2,000 women, including a contingent from the United States, were in line and marched to Hyde Park to listen to their leaders make a plea for the enfranchisement of women at the age of 21 instead of at 30, and for seating peeresses in their own right in the House of Lords.

The United States section of the parade, in which the National Women’s Party played a prominent part, marched behind a great purple, white and gold banner bearing the legend “All women in the United States can vote, why not here?”


General Store is robbed near Guelph
July 6th, 1926

Guelph, Ont., July 6-Breaking into the general store at Glen Christie, three miles out of Guelph, during the proprietor’s absence, a robber pulled a daylight “jog”, getting away with $60 in cash, which had been hidden in a tin can for safe keeping.

According to information in the hands of the police, it is believed the theft was committed by some person who was familiar with where the money was hidden, as a further amount of cash, a gold watch and valuables in a drawer were untouched.

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