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A little paper
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Published in the interests of Alice Arm and Anyox, B. C.
S2.S0 a Year
I Alice Arm and
Anyox. $2.75 to
all other points.
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J VOL. 11,   NO. 24
Alice Arm, B. O, Saturday, December 19. 1931
5 cents each.
Christmas Cantata To
Be Given in Anyox
On Monday
Anyox folk are to be treated to
a musical event of outstanding
merit in the beautiful Christmas
Cantata: "Prince of Peace," by J.
Truman Wolcott. The Cantata
will be rendered by the United
Church augmented choir, in the
Elks' Hall on December 21st. at 8
o'clock. There will be a silver collection at the door.
The principals are: soprano solos.
MrB. V. S. McRae and Mrs. J. Peel;
contralto solos, Mrs. J. MoMillan
and Mrs. Griffiths. Tenor soloist,
Norman R. Redman; baritone, W
F. Eve: quartette, Mesdames
Plumb and Dunn, Messrs. A. E.
Field and T. W. Cavers. The augmented choir will be under the direction  of  Norman   R.  Redman.
Following is the programme:
Organ Prelude.
Recitative. Tenor. "Comfort
•ye my People."
.Rscitfttjye, Baritone.    „"The
People that walked in Darkness."
Chorus with contralto and tenor
Isolos, "Arise, Shine, for Thy
light is come."
Recitative. Baritone. "Behold
a King."
Quartette. He shall feed His
Recitative. Contralto and Aria.
Tenor.   "The Angel Gabriel."
Aria. Soprano. "My soul doth
magnify the Lord."
Chorus with bass recitative and
tenor solo. "How beautiful upon
the mountains."
Tenor solo and chorus. "Hark,
what mean those Holy Voices."
Recitative contralto and tenor
solo. "And there were in the same
Baritone solo with chorus. "And
suddenly there was with the
Soprano and Baritone solos
"Calm on the listening ear of
Recitative Contralto. "And it
came to pass."
Men's Chorus. Let us now go
even to Bethlehem."
Recitative Contralto. 'And they
Chorus and Tenor solo. "The
Holy Night."
Recitative Contralto. "And the
Chorus. "0 praise the Lord all
ye nations."
For Results Advertise
in The Herald
May Yow Christmas MtnrongBeQforious
and Your Smile of Christmas Cheer
Spread on Throughout the Year
Teddy Kostoff Has Leg
Fractured In Accident
At Stewart
With his right leg badly fraotur-
ed at the ankle, aud suffering from
the effects of a trying experience,
Teddy Kostoff arrived in Anyox
from Stewart on the steamship
Mogul at 1 o'clock on Tuesday
morning the 15th.
Teddy was at Stewart with the
scow Pioneer to load Premier ore
for Anyox. At 7.30 a.m. ou Fri
day tlie 11th. hs had gone aboard
to attend to the scow lines and
maki:( preparations for loading
While doing this work his foot
caught in the cables and he stum
bled heavily and fell, cutting his
eye on some rock and fracturing
his right leg.
Recovering partially from the
shook and pain he made a determined effort to reach cover in the
deck house. Crawling painfully
on his hands and knees over rough
surfaces, he finally reached his
haven and laid there in a state of
exhaustion, calling for help at intervals. In the meantime a crew
of men had commenced the work of
loading the soow, totally unaware
that an injured man was in the
deck house in need of aasistance.
He was discovered the same
evening by his friend Blacky Olsen
who generally spends the evening
with Teddy on his visits to Stewart.
Olsen quickly had Dr. Whillans
of Stewart in attendance, but it
was uot until Saturday afternoon
that it was found possible to con
vey Kostoff to the Stewart Hospi
tal, where he received every kindness and care. However, as that
place was just about to be closed
down, it was decided to bring him
to Anyox, so at 8 a.m. on Monday,
accompanied by his friend Olsen,
he was on his way home.
In his cozy corner at the hospital
Teddy talks of his experiences
without once losing his smile, and
is quite resigned to a few week's
sojourn in the familiar institution. ,
Outlook For Silver Is
Getting Brighter
The present outlook for silver is
brighter than any other metal. It
is possible, that due to pressure
being brought to bear in high financial circles, that silver will
shortly be used on a bimettalic
basis. If such an event occurs, the
price of silver will rise and become
stabilized, and Alice Arm, due to
the silver ore deposits, should be
one of the first towns in British
Columbia to receive the benefit of
higher prices.
Latest press reports state that
fifteen cornitries'hatfe abolished the
gold standard. That influential
British financiers are advocating
bimettalism for the British Empire
and that even Senators of the
United States are demanding that
that country accept war debts in
silver instead of gold.
It is apparent that the financial
structure of the world under a gold
standard is crumbling, aud the
only salvation of a majority of the
countries of the world is to take in
silver to share the burden with
gold. From present appearances
this will be done. If it is. those
districts having silver deposits
should reap the benefit of re-construction before others do so.
Elks Leading In Billiard
In the Senior Billiard League the
Elks are still in the lead. The formidable Orphans, however, are
right behind, with only two or
three points difference.
In the latest match between the
latter and the Boiler Shop the riveters were left cold and helpless,
being beaten by the Orphans by 323
to 600.
In the Junior League the Elks
lead the others easily. The Boiler
Shop are putting up a game fight
with the Orphans in the cellar.
However, these three teams are so
close, and withal so confident, that
the situation is very interesting.
Alice  Arm   Christmas
Tree Will Be Held
On Tuesday
The Alice Arm Children's Christmas Tree and entertainment will
be held at T. W. Falconer's hall,
on Tuesday evening, December 22,
commencing at 7.30 sharp. Every
one is requested to be on hand at
that hour.
Following the concert. Santa
Claus will pay the children a visit
and after his departure refresh
ment8 will be served. The even
ing's enjoyment will conclude with
,a dance, the music for. whioh. will
be supplied by the Alice Arm
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend. The children have been
well trained in their various parts
by Mr. A. C. Ironside, and Tuesday
evening's entertainment promises
to even exceed those held on former occasions.
B. P. 0. Elks Hold An
"At Home"
Following the regular meeting
of the Lodge on Monday, the Hth.
the Elks entertained their wives
and friends to an "At Home" in the
Lodge Room. There was a fair
attendance, and the affair proved
very enjoyable.
The evening opened with a whist
drive, at which Miss Agnes Wardrope secured the ladies' first prize
and Mrs. J. Varnes captured the
consolation. For the men, Mr. Sid
Armstrong secured the highest
number of points, while Mr. Ed.
Johnson, away in the cellar, had no
difficulty in securing the consolation
A delightful supper was next
served in the Dugout, the "Brother
Bills" easily sustaining their reputation as real good hosts. The remainder of th? evening was devoted
to dancing.
Interesting Games  Of
Basketball Being
In the Men's Senior A and the
Ladies' Senior divisions an unusual
and interesting situation has developed in regard to the standing at
the end of the first half of the season.
In the Men's Senior A division
the Celts aiid the Vandals were tied
and in the Ladies' Senior the
Spooks and the High School were
also tied.
In order to break these ties the
Basketball Commission decided that
the Men's Senior A teams play
three games, best two games to
decide, and that the ladies play two
games, total points to decide.
So far the Celts and the Vandals
have played one game, the Celts
winning by 20 to 11. The ladies'
teams have also played one game,
the Spooks winning by one point.
In the game between the Celts
and the Vandals the latter were
certainly not up to their usual fast
form, while conversely, the Celts
were in top-notch shape for scoring.
Scorers for the Celts were McDon-
ald-3, Dwyer-3, Steele-2, Davies. 1.
For the Vandals Lindgren made 2
baskets, Frank Anderson 1, Calderoni 1, Lazorek 1.
The clash between the Spooks
and the Scholars was worth going
a long way to see. Every point
was stubbornly contested, and the
ladies played with dash and persistency throughout.
In the next and deciding tussle
between the ladies' teams, played
on Wednesday the 16th., the
Spooks became very material and
animate bodies and romped home
with a win of 12 to 4.
The students were evidently so
intent on checking their aggressive
opponents that they could not make
opportunities to score.
The "Ghosts" are to be congratulated on securing such an aggregation of earnest players, while the
High School deserve praise for
their persistency and good sportsmanship.
Advertise in the Herald
Mother of Mr. Oliver Smith
Passes Away
Mrs. Jennie Maud Smith, mother
of Oliver Smith, of Anyox, passed
away on December 2nd. in Vancouver, where she had lived for the
past 44 years, Mrs. Smith, who
was the widow of the late W. J.
Smith, is also survived by two
daughters. Interment took place
at Mountain View cemetery. ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, December 19,  1931
Alice Arm & Anyox Herald
Issued every Saturday at Alice Arm
Alice Arm and Anyox $2.50 Yearly
Other Parts of Canada, $2.75
British Isles and United States, $3.00
Notiees for Crown Grants -   -   $15.00
Land Notices ....      $15.00
Transient Advertising, 50c. per inch
Contract Hates on Application.
IS. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
Christmas, the great christian
festival of the year is almost here
again, and what a wealth of memory is summed up in the word
Christmas. To many of us and
certainly to all children there is no
happier or more comforting word
in our language. The word
Christmas radiates happiness, good
cheer, merrymaking and laughter.
It is a time honored day yet the
joys are ever new. The message
of old rings out as clear as ever—
"Peace on earth goodwill towards
men." On Christmas Day we
celebrate the birth of our religion.
A religion founded on brotherly
love one to another. On that day
we will wish everyone a Merry
Christmas. Old wrongs will, or
should be forgotten. Not only on
Christmas D,ay should we be
pleasant to everyone we meet, but
as good christians we should carry
the message of goodwill throughout the coming year. The Christmas season of goodwill and peace
has lost none of its popularity in
the passage through the ages, and
the people of Anyox and Alice
Arm are as enthusiastic as were
our ancestors of a few hundred
years ago, before railways, telephones, radios, or automobiles
were ever dreamt of. Christmas
is humanity's great new birth festival, typified in the picture of the
Holy Child. It makes its appeal
to that root of kindness and holiness which dwells down within
each one of us. It awakens dormant feelings and aspirations which
the clamor of wordly life stifles
and deadens. It opens deep
springs of brotherhood and love,
whence flow desires to bless with
gifts and good wishes.
It leaves us sweetened' and
heartened for another year's buffeting and anxieties, with hearts
touched and softened as by an
infant's first caress. That in every
sense of the word the Christmas of
1931 may bring comfort and
blessing to our readers, is our earnest hope, and we wish you all
Homesteaders Still Rushing
To Peace River
Despite industrial depression the
present year has maintained a good
average in the pre-emption of land
in B. C. Even in the winter
mouth of November, 282 records
were issued, bringing the total for
the year to 2372, representing
approximately 380 000 acres. The
bulk of the homesteading has been
in the Peace River section. In
spite of the fear that many of these
homesteaders would be appealing
for relief for the present winter,
the reports indicate that so far
there has been little or no trouble
indicating settlement of the self-
reliant kind.
Eighty-two Cars Jap Oranges
For Prairies
Canada's Christmas importations
of Japanese oranges closed last
week when the third and final
shipment of this delicious golden
fruit left Vancouver for the prairies by special Canadian National
Railways train. Aggregate shipments of Japanese oranges during
the past two weeks over the C. N.
Railways totalled 82 cars.
Advertise in the Herald
Population Increase  Shows
Big Percentage Gain
The result of the recent census
giving British Columbia a population of 689,900 was a surprise,
since it was far above the computations of the Dominion Bureau of
Statistics, which only a year ago
credited the province with a population of 597,000. It is encouraging to note the difference between
the percentage increase of British
Columbia in the past ten years and
that of the three states that touch
its borders.
In the decennial period, British
Columbia made a percentage gain
of 31.38; Washingion 15.2; Idaho
3.0; and Montana a decrease of
2.1. Oregon, a near neighbor,
registered a 20.0 per cent increase.
Gold pot-hunters are sniping for
gold in Pend d'Oreille river now
that the water is very low. Grubstakes are being worked out from
around boulders.
Seeing his first moving picture,
an Eskimo on Farhoe Island, went
insane, and some of us have seen
the kind of picture which sent him
Large Number Will Spend
Christmas in Europe
Despite the rigors of business
depression, a large number of new
Canadians this year returned to
their homelands for the celebration
of the Yuletide season, accord ing
t-i Canadian National Railway
passenger tramooffiuials. So great
was the number of passengers en
route to ship's side at Halifax tor
Christinas sailings that speoial oars
were necessary on transcontinental
trains of the system.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
Useful Christmas Gifts
We have just received a Large Stock of Goods
Suitable for Ladies' Christmas Gifts
Including: Dainty Handkerchiefs in gift boxes from 60c. to
$1.35. Chiffon Hose $2.00 per pair. Silk Hose of the finest
quality from $1.25 to $1.60 per pair. Underwear, Pyjamas,
and Nighties in dainty colors. Silk Kimonas in all colors
from $3.60 to $22.50. Vanity Cases, Powder Boxes, Manicure
Sets, Chinese Style Slippers, Etc., Etc.
LEW  LUN  & Go.
General Merchants, Anyox
West side of Smelter
OPEN   UNTIL   10  P.M.
We carry at all times a Full Line of First Class
Groceries;   also Heavy and Shelf Hardware.
Clothes,   Boots,   Shoes  and   Rubbers   of   all
descriptions.   A large stock to choose from
Alice Arm
Interesting information regarding British
Columbia coal, and its efficiency in comparison with other fuels, is available.
Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the year
1930, dealing in detail with mineral production and general
mining conditions,  both in respect of metallic and non-
metallic industries.
Bulletin, "Placer-Mining in British Columbia."   A special report dealing comprehensively with this phase of mining
in British Columbia.
Bulletin, "British Columbia, the Mineral Province of
Canada," containing a synopsis of the mining laws and
interesting information regarding the mining industry.
Copies of the above may be
obtained upon application to
Victoria, B. C.
League members benefit all ways, and especially as
patrons of the Picture Shows. Note these low prices to
Community League members and their families: Men,
one show a month at half-price. Ladies, all the time,
25c. on presentation of Membership Card. So join the
League and take an active interest in all its doings.
^ ALICE   ARM  AND   ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, Deoember 19,  1931
In the year 1670 the Governor and
Company of Adventurers of England,
trading into Hudson's Bay, dispatched
their first ship under royal charter to
brave the little-known waters of the
New World. Today, the Hudson's Bay
Company, ever abreast of human progress, has to its credit 261 years of
continuous trading on this continent.
There is a tradition of excellence ... a
venerable reputation . . . back of its
every product. The name "Hudson's
Bay Company" is your guide to ... your
guarantee or the BEST
Perfect blending of very old malts makes
Whisky of outstanding character. Its average
age is guaranteed to exceed 12 years.
lll(~ADOftOATCri     ONO    UAV   IsSTTrt    •
^^^^       INCORPORATED  2*? MAY I67Q.' ^^^^^ ^^^^^
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia VO I ^
ALICE   ARM   AND  ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, December 19, 1931
Enjoyable Card Party Held
At Alice Arm
A very enjoyable card party was
held at the Club House on Saturday the 12th. under the auspices of
the Alice Arm Athletic Association.
The prize winners of the evening
were: ladies' lirst prize. Mrs. J.
Trinder; consolation Mrs. J.
Wheatley. The men's Hrst prize
was won by 0. Evindsen, and L.
Paulcer secured the consolation.
Appetising refreshments brought a
pleasant evening to a close.
Elks Making Plans For Big
New Year Dance
Plans for the fothcoming Elks'
Grand Annual New Year Dance are
already under way. The slogan of
the committee in charge, is: 1-As
good or even better than in former
years." Everything lhat can possibly be done to make this a brilliant
function will be taken in hand and
carried through thoroughly.
Everyone looks forward to this
enjoyable annual event.
Wise Guy (boarding a car):
"Well, Noah,,is the ark full?"
Conductor: "Nope. Only one
jackass so far.    Come on in."
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Alphonso Gianco was an outgoing passenger on Monday's boat.
Mr. Gianco is visiting New Westminster, and on his return will
bring his mother with him from
that oity.
Mr. and Mrs. D. McDougall returned on Monday from a visit to
Vancouver. Mr. McDougall is
feeling much better for the trip.
They report that their son Archie
is making excellent progress at the
B. C. University.
Established   1849
"Lamb's   Fine Old  Navy"
Old and Good!
Ask the British Navy!
On sale at Liquor Vendors or direct from
Government Liquor Control Mail Order
Department, Victoria, B, C.
This advertisement is not published   or displayed   by    the   Liquor
Control Board or by  the Government of British Columbia
Advertise in the Herald
Savings Accounts Are
Still Increasing
Savings deposits continued their
upward trend during October, according to the statement issued by
the Department of Finance, Ottawa. The total at the end of
Ootober, 1931, was $1,462,308,101,
which was more than $30,000,000
greater than the savings of Canadian bank depositors at October 31
1930. Much interest will centre
about the report for November,
which will be available at the end
of the month.
It will show to what extent the
subscriptions to the National Ser
vice Loan have depleted the sav
ings accounts in the banks.
Savings, or notice deposits gained
nearly $7,000,000 in October.
Doctor   to   little  boy  who has
eaten too much Christmas dinner.
"Are you in pain my lad?"
Greedy boy: ''No sir the pain is
in me."
Over four million Christmas
trees have been shipped from Canada to the United States during
the past few weeks.
Canada won 68 out of 72 prizes
offered for hard red  spring  wheat
at the Chicago International exhi
Canadian Pacific is Leader in Team Work •
And Good Will With Organized Labor Bodies
Nearly 46 years ago, the Canadian Pacific set the pace for
all the other railroads on the
American continent, by completing
the first known wage agreement
for railway employees, in the
establishing of a schedule of
regulations and rates for engine-
men between
Montreal and
Chalk River,
Ont., dated
February 1,
The story is
ably told in the
"Railway Carmen's Journal", by J. A.
P. Haydon,
Canadian representative, a
brief resume of
whose article
follows here:—
Looking back
on the half-
century of the
company's history, the event
seems almost
prophetic in its
importance, for
as Mr. Haydon points out,
it is doubtful if
any organization has been
and is continuing to maintain
such good relations with its
workers. Today, 17 different labor bodies
are recognized
by the company; collective
discussion has
replaced individual dealings; conciliation replaces
strikes and
lockouts and,
in a word, team
work iB the
order of theday.
Neither the
Brotherhood of
Engineers nor
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
has ever been involved in a strike
or lockout with the C.P.R. Hugh
Richmond, general chairman of the
general grievance committee of the
latter organization, says: "The
best of relations have always
existed and still continue between
our organizations and the com
pany". Thus, tsday, the fruit of
the pact of 1886 is still being
Similar experiences can be culled
from many other branches of
organized railwaj work. For example, Hon. G. D. Robertson,
Minister of Laboi and for many
years vice-president of the Order
of Railroad Telegraphers, says:
"During the first ten years of
this railway's operation it experienced most serious and difficult
problems of a financial nature, and
in my opinion, was quite unable to
deal more liberally with its employees than it did.    Beginning
about 1890, however, the employees
felt that the railway, then being
well established and making splendid progress with substantial assistance from government sources,
should give consideration to its employees' welfare as well astoitBown.
The employees, recognizing that
railways are
not charitable
organized, and
through their
elected representatives negotiated with
the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company
to establish
contractual relations covering working
conditions and
rates of pay.
Thus the Canadian Pacific
was the first
railway in Canada to extend
general recognition of the
principle of collective bargaining and union
recognition to
its employees.
"For about
80 years, or
from 1890 to
1918 the Canadian Pacific
Railway has
been foremost
of all railways
in Canada in
courteous, reasonable treatment to its employees, while
during the past
ten years it has
closely co-operated with other
lines, thereby
and stabilizing
the whole railway wage situation". The
picture shows
W. L. StevenB,
with 44 years
of service; his
Bon G. W. Stevens, who has
been 19 years with the C.P.R.,
and the hitter's son, Clifford H.
Stevens, aged 12, who bids fair to
be the representative of the third
generation on the footplate." What
more eloquent testimony of good
relations between the company and
its employees could be found?
B.  P. O.  ELKS
Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
Meets every second and fourth Monday of
the month
Hall for rent for dances, social functions, etc.
on application lo club manager
Bread,  Cakes, Pastry,
H   M.   SELFE
Office:    Opposite Liquor Store
Anyox Community
The Beach Council meets on the
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each
inonth, in the Recreation Hall, at 7
The Mine Council meets on the First
and Third Thursday of each month, in
the Mine Hall, at 7.30 p.m.
$2.50 a  Year
Candies, Stationery, Proprietary
Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc.
W. M. CummingS,   Agent for all Vancouver Daily Papers
Post Oflice Building, Alice Arm
Between All Stations in Canada
Minimum Fare—50 Cents
Going dates—Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Dec. 23, 24,
25, 1931.   Return limit—Monday, December 28, 1931.
Going dates—Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Dec. 30, 31,
1931, and Jan 1,1932. Return limit—Monday, Jan. 4,1932.
Full particulars from any ticket agent
Canadian Nationa!
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What is nicer than receiving a pair of Slippers for
Christmas? They are useful, warm and comfortable, and when sent with a Christmas wish they are
always appreciated. Our styles and colors are the
very newest, and the prices are most reasonable.
Why not have a New Blue Serge Suit
for Christmas?
■  You can obtain a perfectly tailored Ready-made
Suit with two pairs pants for $27.95, or with one
pair pants for only $21.50.   Four stylish models in
sizes 38, 39 and 40.


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