Month That Was – December 1926

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.”

 

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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

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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

The Month That Was – November 1926

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GETS $5 FINE FOR CRUELTY TO FOWL
November 2nd 1926        

Fedchishin started transporting chickens to Oshawa. They arrived bumping along in the body of a wagon behind a runaway horse. They were found to have been tied up in five bags and nine of the birds were suffocated so the S.P.C.A. officer N.S. Baird informed the court. A charge of cruelty was laid. To this through an interpreter, Fedchishin pleaded guilty and paid five dollars and costs.   

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Says Change in Policy Is an Indication Ferguson’s Governm’t Can’t Be Trusted
November 3rd 1926

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“The Ferguson Government cannot be trusted”, is the striking sentence in a statement on the political situation given to The Reformer this afternoon by W.E.N. Sinclair, K.C. leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario. The statement is brief in extent and Mr. Sinclair’s reaction to the announced curtailment by Premier Ferguson of his policy with respect to beer. 

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Proposed New Fifty Room Hotel for Oshawa
November 4th 1926

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The above picture shows the fine new structure which, according to present plans, will be erected on the site of the Borsberry property at King and Mary streets. G.W. Myles, promoter of Toronto, states that excavation work will start as soon as possible. The residence on the property now occupied by J.W. Borsberry is to be removed. Mr. Borsberry will move in possibly five or six weeks’ time. The front of the building is shown the terraces for summer use. The exterior work will be of brick and stucco with an all steel roof. The building will be absolutely fireproof.

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GUESTS OF KING AND QUEEN TONIGHT
November 4th 1926

London. Nov. 4. – Premier Mackenzie King, Ernest Lapointe and Madame Lapointe will be Canadian representatives at a dinner to be given tonight by King George at Buckingham Palace, to Dominion Premiers attending the Imperial Conference. Tomorrow, the Dominion Premiers will visit Manchester to receive the freedom of that city. Premier Mackenzie King will spend the weekend at Chequers as the guest of Premier Baldwin.

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Four Killed, Three Injured As Prisoners Make Daring Attempt to Gain Freedom
November 4th 1926

New York. Nov 3. – Four men are dead and three wounded, two perhaps fatally, as the result of a spectacular outbreak late today in the Tombs, the famous Central Prison of New York. Three prisoners mysteriously supplied with arms and ammunition attempted to shoot their way to freedom. Two were killed and the third may die. The warden was shot and died five hours later. A keeper was instantly killed. Another several wounded and a spectator shot.

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PROHIBITIONISTS ARE IN READINESS
November 4th 1926

Last evening at 8:30 o’clock the assembly room of Simcoe Street United Church Sunday School was well filled with an enthusiastic body of Temperance workers, assembled at the call of the Executive of the Oshawa Prohibition Union to discuss ways and means of promoting their work in the present provincial election campaign.

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FIRST TELEPHONE IS DESCRIBED
November 4th 1926

Montreal. Nov, 3. – A stove pipe wire on his father’s back fence was the first piece of apparatus used by Prof. Alexander Graham Bell in the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, said W.H. Winter, assistant-general manager of that company, in the course of an address given to the Northern Electric Company Engineering Society in the Engineering Institute on Mansfield street.

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Fifty Three Miners Perish When Caught in a Cave in
November 4th 1926

Ishpeming, Mich., Nov 3. – Fifty-three miners are believed to have lost their lives when the bottom of a swamp, under which the Barnes-Hecker iron mine, near here, today had been extended, dropped into the shaft.

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WOMAN IS MADE CO-RESPONDENT FOR FIRST TIME
November 11th 1926

For the first time in 70 years a woman was made a respondent in a divorce suit brought by a wife against her husband. Mrs. Jessie Pepper sought a divorce from her husband, and her counsel applied specially to have the respondent. Mrs. Gertrude Bake, made a respondent against her will. It was the first application of the kind that had been made since power was given under the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857 to join a woman as a respondent as well as the husband.

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“Empire Gidler” Ends Great Feat
November 13th 1926

Sir Alan Cobham. “Empire girdler,” completed his most elaborate air venture recently when he returned to England after flying to Australia and return, a distance of 28,000 miles. This great achievement, for which King George, not only establishes Cobham as one of the greatest airmen of the day, but shows the great possibilities of Empire air routes. Cobham regards his flight not as a “stunt” but as an effort to discover the best methods of running air routes and at the same time to demonstrate the practicability of flying.