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The Cumberland Islander Dec 26, 1930

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SEE and HEAR       1
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with an All Star Cast   j
Cer^berland Islander
| Ilo-Ilo Theatre
»   Wednesday  - Thursday
;. The Islander Wishes All A Happy and Prosperous New Year:.
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The Cumberland J up un use United
Church Sunday School held a very
successful Christmas tree and entertainment on Saturday evening in the
United Church hall, about 125 being
Mr. K. Nomoto, the student in
charge of the mission was chairman.
A good programme consisting of
songR and recitations was given by
the children, with addresses hy Mr.
Aoki, Hewitt and Nomoto, after
which Santa arrived and gave each
child a bag of candy
Large Number
Attend Funeral
Remains of Member of Pioneer Family Arrive from Chicago for
Burial in Family Plot
Honor Roll and
School Report
Eagles Beaten
In Xmas Cheer
Fund Game
Interesting   Soccer  Game   by   Local
There was only a handful of spectators present nt the Cumberland
Recreation Ground Sunday on the occasion of the exhibition soccer game
between the Cumberland Eagles and
the team known as tbe "Select."
Those who were present saw a real
good game with the select getting the
better of thc Eagles at every stage
of thc game. So well did the Select
function that at one stage of the
game led by a score of six goals to
one, thc final score being seven goals
to three, fully deserving the margin.
Assisting thc Select were Billy Marshall, Douglas Partridge and C. To
bacco (of the Eagles' team) and Hi
WatBon of Nanaimo team. Partridge
was about the best man on the field,
playing a beautiful open game at inside left. Tobacco nt centre half was
real good and Billy Marshall, although he has not played for years,
proved to be u player of sterling
merit. The game started rather later
than the advertised time and right
from the kick off it was evident the
Select were out to win. After a run
by the Eagles, the ball travelled
quickly to the Eagles end where
Partridge seorod the opener. This
early success spurred the Select play
ei*s on with the result that the Eagles
could do nothing with the youngsters,
who all showed speed and a willingness to mix. Two more goals fell to
them, the Eagles scoring one shortly
after. Gibson had a chance to put
a different complexion on the game
when a penalty was awarded, but the
inside man shot harmlessly past the
post. Howay, on the Eagles right
was practically starved during the
first half nnd did not get more than
three or four chances to show his
speed. He appeared to be in fine
fettle and would undoubtedly made
it hot for the Select defence had he
been given the opportunity.
Owing to the late start, the breather was dispensed with, the teams
crossing right over. The Eagles soon
scored two goals and ti appeared as
though the Select boys were tiring
rapidly. However, their seventh and
last goal of the game put the issue
beyond doubt. Thc Eagles in this
half had slightly more of the game
than their opponents and Howay who
had been moved to centre forward
looked like pulling the game out of
the fire for his team. Tobacco, however, was instructed to shadow, the
Eagle flash and he did tbe job to perfection. The final score, seven goals
to one for the Select was well merited.
The game wns very interesting all
through, but in fairness to the Eagles
It must he said that the team was not
at full strength, Jimmy Walker, the
goalie playing centre forward, and
young Bates in goal. Thc select,
composed mostly of youngsters were
out to win and encouraged by the
spectators and assisted greatly by
Henry Watson, 1). Partridge, Tobnc-;
co and Marshall rose nobly to the]
occasion, demonstrating the fnct that j
there is lots of good football material
In Cumberland. The proceeds, approximately $12 was turned over to j
the Cumherland Christmas Cheer j
| The remains of the late W, H. Hor-
! rison, son of Mrs. W. C. Harrison,
1 of Penrith avenue, arrived from Chi-
j cago on Saturday last for burial in
the family plot at the Cumberland
Cemetery. Messrs. 0. Harrison and
James F. Hough, brother and brother-in-law who left for Chicago some
weeks ago on receiving news of the
illness of Mr. Harrison, accompanied
the remains from the American city,
Funeral services were held at the
Undertaking Parlors of T. E. Banks,
Dunsmuir avenue and were very
largely attended, many friends and
relatives from various parts of the
Islnnd coming to pay their last re*
spects to a well known and highly
respected member of a pioneer family. The Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pastor
of the Cumberland United Church
conducted an impressive service at
the undertaking parlors and also officiated nt the graveside. A large
number of beautiful floral tributes
were received and draped over the
casket was an American flag.
There was a very large number of
cars following the remains as the cortege wended its long winding way to
the Cemetery over the hill. Active
pnll bearers, all very intimate friends
of thedecensed gentleman were Messrs. Allan R. Nunns ,S, Miller, J. N.
McLeod, B. Tobacco, W. Wilson and
L, Frelone.
In addition to his mother, the late
Mr. Harrison leaves to mourn his loss
one brother, Oliver, residing at home,
and two sisters, Mrs. Calnan, of Minto and Mrs. James F. Hough, of Victoria.
Floral tributes received were:
Pillow from the family.
Wreaths: Mr. and Mrs. W. Wall,
Vancouver; Railroad boys Canadian
Collieries (Dunsmuir), Limited, Cumberland; Mr. and Mrs. R. Coe; Mr.
Fred Pickard; Elizabeth, Ernie and
Jimie Paul; Mr. aud Mrs. L, Frelone;
Mr. and Mrs. E, Boyd; Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Joyce and Harry Wallace; Mr.
nnd Mrs. J. Boyd; Cumberland Electric Lighting Company staff; Mr.
and Mrs. W. Beveridge; Mrs. D. Dallos nnd family: Harper and Myrtle,
Billy and Rudy; Mary, Chicago, III.;
Mr. and Mrs. Leithead, Union Bay;
Mr. nnd Mrs. Hylton, Chicago; The
Curry family; Gates Ajar from his
Cumberland pals; Crescent from
friends on Michigan ave., Chicago;
Crescent from Mr. and Mrs. A, J.
McMurtrie, Ladysmith.
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Foster,
Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. J. Bennett and
Billy Whyte; Rosie and Harry; E.
Hough, Nanaimo; Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
chnemeucher, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs.
Aitkcnhead; James Cecil and family;
Mr. and Mrs. J, Harris, Ladysmith;
Mr. and Mrs. W. Merrifield; Amy B.
Clinton; Mr. nnd Mrs, James Wilson,
Deep Bay; Aunt El and Uncle A. Mc-
Murchle, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Sanderson; Mr. and Mrs. A.
G. Simpson; G. Meromer and Cecil;
Clarence and Ian McMurtrie; Mary
Picketti; Mrs, Derbyshire, Mrs. F.
Slaughter and Mrs. James.
'    Upwards of 150 attended the an-
{nual Christmas entertainment given
by the Cumberland United Church
Sunday School on Friday evening last Div. 1.—Teacher, George E. Apps;
A jolly old time was had, Santa Claus attendance, 34; perfect, 21, percent-
being given a very hearty welcome, age, 97.4.
The ladies' aid served delectable Honor Roll—Chiyok Sugimori with
Christmas fare to the large number 72.7; Margaret Beveridge, 72.6; Ina
present, following which, the children Robertson, 72.4; Mary Baird. (J9.8;
took charge of tho proceedings and Muriel Shortt, 69.4; Yoshuhnrn Ka-
rendered a very creditable program, wagauchi, #»y.;:.
the fallowing taking part: Address| Div. II.—Teacher, T. A. Gallivan;
of welcome, Nita Pilling; song, Gold- no. enrolled, 35; no. of lates, 1; per-
en Key Girls; recitation, Hugh Stra- feet attendance, 26; percentage, Ofi.H.
chan; recitation, Milford Devlin; Honor Roll,—Hiroshi Ogaki, Al-
songs, Junior Sunday School; recita- bert Hicks, Fred Martin,*Moyshl Ki-
tion, Chrissie Strachan; cornet solo.jmoto. Betty O'Brien, Masako Iwasa.
Jack Williams; recitation Doris; DiV, III, grades VI and VII.—
Brown; play, "The Christmas Lesson" I Teaeher, I. McFadyen; no. on roll,
Golden Key Girls; recitation, Joan 34; perfect attendance. 29j percent-
Brown; recitation, Audrey Younger; :age attendance, 99.1.
play, Junio C.G.I.T. Girls; recitation,; Honor Roll.—Grade VI: Sakae Fu-
Bill Robertson; song, Golden Key jtoioto, Keith McKee, Mattie Price;
Girls; recitation, Ruth Hewitt; reci-: (jrade VII. Arthur Ramsell, Jean
tation, Gwen Williams; recitation, 1 Somerville, Thelma Frelone".
Kenneth Gibson; drill, by Mr. Jack-1 Div. IV, grades V and Vl.—teach-
son's class of girls; recitation, Betty L,; c. McKinnon; perfect attendances
Brown; comet solo, Jack Williams;. 28; no; of late8f 0. percentage at-
recitation, Verna McKintosh; recita*| tendance, 99.2.
tion, Alan Mitchell; recitation, Cleo; Honoi.' R0'il.—Grille VI: Frank
Gibson and Ronald Spooner. ; Sutton, Bobby Rutherford, Ronald
 i Spooner; Grade V:  Margaret Arm-
R. T. Brown Heads S. Mo,wret J"mes rt Leom
Div. V.—Teacher, V. J. Mounce;
no. on roll, 37; perfect attendance
[24; percentage attendance, 91.9
Honor Roll—Tom Stephenson, Kn-
\ kuichii-o Suyama, Jenny Cheung,
; Valerie Gatz, Laureen Fi clone; Pro-
| gress Charlie Scavarda, Lily Saun-
I dcrs.
i     Div.  VI,  grade  Sr.  IV.—Teacher
|ll. Watson; no. of pupils, 27; per-
Athletic Club
For Year
Mr. and Mrs, George Richardson,
of Fourth Street, Cumberland, were
hosts to many relatives and friends
on Christinas night on the occasion
of the 30th anniversary of their wedding. It was necessary to have, two
sittings at tbe supper tnble to accommodate the many relatives and
friends, the younger members to the
party taking tbe second sitting
Dining the evening, Mr. and Mrs.
(i. Richardson were presented with
many beautiful tokens and congratulations showered on them. In addition to the many present at the sup-
per, friends dropped iu during thc
evening to offer congratulations.
Those noticed present were Mr. nnd
Mrs. Dave Richards, Norman W.
Richards, J; Black, W. Gomm, all of
South Wellington; Mr. und Mrs. Polkinhorne, Mr. nnd Mrs, (J. J. Richardson, Miss C. Richardson. Miss A. Haywood, Mrs.'Nunns, Mr. and Mrs. T.
During the evening, Mr. Dave Richards proposed a toast to the host and
hostess, congratulating them on attaining the 3.0th wedding anniversary '
and in a vivid manner described the
wedding of thirty years ago. Mr.
and Mrs-. Richardson responded in a j
very able manner.
Annual Meeting Results in A. J. Tay<
lor Being Displaced as President; Retiring Official Had
Successful Period
|centage of attendance, 98.2; perfect
"        " attendance, 19! no. of lates, 2
There was a large attendance of Honor Roll.—Maimle Chow, Liz-
members present at the annual meet- zie Brird, Phyllis Robortson, John
ing of the Cumberland Literary and Dunsmore and Marcus Grant, equal.
Athletic Association on Sunday night'    Div. VII, grade Jr. IV—toucher, J,
Royston Resident
Bereaved of Father
There passed away at his home at
Royston on Sunday, the 14th instant.
Elliott Davis, aged 82. father of Mrs.
C. H. Murray. Death came quietly
while the elderly gentleman slept, Besides his daughter. Mrs. Murray, the
deceased leaves one son. Garfield, residing in Vancouver.
The funeral was held on Saturday,
the following being pall-bearers: Joseph Idiens, William Whitehouse, Geo.
Wilson, Stanley Venables, John Morrison and A. E. Jeffries.
On Saturday night last the Burns'
club held a whist drive In the Memorial hall, Thirteen tables were in playj
The prize winners were: ladies' first,'
Mrs. E. Boyd; second, Mrs. J. Watt;,
Gent's first, Ms. Mnrtinelli (sub); second, HMr. Morello. After the drive |
delicious refreshments were served'
liy the women 0 fthe club, A jolly |
dance was held after tho whist with'
a good crowd in attendance. The
music was supplied by the Merrymakers' orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grant) andi
Marcus motored to Victoria where
they will visit relatives.
Mr. and Mra. Wheeler, of Nanai-j
mo, arc guests of the latter's parents. Mr. nnd Mrs. S. Cameron.
The "Nomads" crib club held a jolly social meeting on Friday last, ati
thc home of Mrs. T. James, West'
Cumberland. The prizes were award- j
ed to Mrs. E. Brown, ladies first;]
Mrs. T. Brown, ladies' second; and
Mrs. J. Davis, consolation; Mr. J.
Westfield, gent's first; Mrs. Hudson
(sub.) gent's second and Mr. S. L.
Robertson, consolation. After the
cards the hostess served delclious refreshments. |
last when the chief business was the
election of officers. After some dis-
cussoin, the reports of the various
heads of departments were adopted,
In so far as the bowling club is concerned several changes will probably
be made, recommendations having already heen considered. Other
branches of sport will also be looked
after, if finances are available. Whilst
the Athletic Club from its very name
would suggest a sponsoring of all
branches of activities, a line has to
be drawn somewhere and from what
can be learned it is going to be impossible for the new board of man*
agement to cater to all sections that
desire aid. For instance, if baseball,
and football are to be catered to,
quoiting, tennis, cricket, trap-shooting and every form of sport indulged
in must also be considered. However,
the new board will endeavor to do
what is possible, and try to satisfy
all demands.
tn the election of officers which
was conducted prior to the drawing
for the annual prizes, A. J. Taylor
was defeated for presidency, R. T.
Brown being the choice of the meeting. A. J. has been president for the
club for years and has given of his
best. In R. T. Brown, however, the
club will have a worthy successor, as
he is vitally interested in all kinds of
sport, Thc vast experience A. J.
Taylor has gained during his many
years in the president's chair will not
be lost to the club as he was elected
to the board of management. Other
officers elected included D. Banner-
man, vice-president; W. Henderson,
treasurer; T. D. Robertson, secretary; board of management, Messrs.
Fraser Watson, J. Westfield, F .Martin, W. Mossey, A. J. Taylor and H.
On completion of business, drawings
took place for prizes annually donated
by the association and for whicli tickets had been distributed to members.
Those holding lucky numbers were:
F. Dalby, 10; R. Strachan, 13; W. Waterfleld, 130; T. Phillips. 347; J. Quinn,
279; Hotlheinz, 274; J. Raga, 263; O.
Marshall, 388; D. Gordon, 487; T. Morris, 351; Roberts, 79; P, Perozzinl, 347;
J. Hnrgreaves, 190; R. Sutton. 291; J.
Taylor, 479; T. Hobbs. 210; Wm. Stockand, 31; V. Frelone, 418; F. Dawson,
206 and Martin Brown, 145.
Mean Theft
At Courtenay
On Thursday evening when E. King,
of the United Sunday school, went to
deposit some papers in the cupboard
in which he keeps his school supplies
at the church, he found that the cupboard had been broken open and a
full jar of coins which had been contributed by the scholars as birthday
offerings for missions, had disappeared
and another jar broken open and the
silver coins taken.
Baird; no. of pupils, 37; attendan
96.29 per cent; lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Vera Mason, Linda
Cavallero, Reginald Watson; Michiko
Ampi, Chiyoko Nakauchi, Toshiko
Div. VIII, Jr. and Sr. III.- -teacher
C. Cure;*; r.,-. *>n roll, j:*; !.i.tr*; 0;
percentage attendance, 98.2.
Honor Roll—Sr. Ill: Rosie Gallafrio, Dot Brown, Helen Eadie; Improvement, Andrew Harvey; Jr. Ill:
John Conn, Nettie Gibson, Shegaki
Sora; Improvement, Tom Bates.
Div. IX.—Teacher, M. Robinson;
no. on roll, 34; percentage attendance; lutes, 2; no. makin gperfect attendance, 26.
Honor Roll—Sr, II: Gilfred Bruce,
John Drew, Marguerite Sutherland;
Oriental Sr. II:Kimiko Saito, Hiroko
Matsubuchi, Waklko Suyama.
Dix. X—Teacher, B. Horbury; no.
on roll, 25; percentage nttendance,
97.48; lates, 0; no. making perfect
attendance, 20.
Honor Roll—Bobbie Nash," Miriam
Turnbull, Jack Price, Gloria Aspecy,
Norman T.weedhope,. Foster Scott;
Prizes: Jack Price, Norman Tweed-
hope, Ruth Jackson, Gloria Aspecy
Joseph Buchanan, Gwen Williams,
Fred Martinelli.
Div. XI, grades Sr. I and Jr. IL—
Teacher, J. E. Robertson; no. in grade
30; precentage attendance, 97.44;
lates, 0; perfect attendance, 23.
Honor Roll-—fir. I: Grade Guy,
Mary McGrath, Annie Warren, good
work; Jr. II Oriental Class: Helen
Wong, Tokio Yamamoto. Mitsugi
Okuda, good work.
Div. XII.—Teacher, C. Richardson;
no. in grade, 30; percentage attendance, 98; pupils making perfect attendance, 24.  .
Honor Roll—Yoshiko Hirose, Fui-
iko Saito, Kazuoyshi Obara, Tatsuo
Aoki, Pearl Cheung, Kimiko Harada,
Hanako Matsubuchi, Dorn Wong.
Div. XIII.—Teacher, P. Hunden;
no. on roll, 29; attendance, 96.55;
perfect attendances, 17; lates, 10.
Honor Roll—Marjorle Drew, Nita
Pilling, Robin Eadie, Harry Moncrief
Ivy Gough, Gordon Leddngham.
Conditions nre about normal again
nt thc local post office, the bulk of
thc Christmas mail having been delivered. Seeing the post master with
a worried look our reporter asked
him how the work was proceeding
and wns informed thnt it was just
about finished, after the most hectic
Christmas in a good many years. Mr.
Brown stated that in sptie of the tnlk
about depressed conditions this had
bcen the busiest Christmas he had
encountered since taking over the
Cumherland post office seven years
ago. The parcel mnil was much greater than in former years, whilst the
letter mail easily topped Inst year's
Courtenay Plane
Badly Damaged
On First Flight
The plane of the Courtenay Aerial
Transport at ibn Company which has
been constructed under the direction
of L. R. Kirby, and which performed
so admirably in it.s ground tests last
week, met with disaster in its flrst attempt at actual flying yesterday at
With Pilot Sankey at the helm, the
plane took off admirably from the
ground and climbed rapidly to an altitude of approximately a thousand
feet. After flying over the town and
being up for nbout five minutes Sankey essayed to land. Either the engine
stalled or the pilot shut it off. and in
trying to bank back onto the
birldlnK Ae'.d'tlv olo.n*^ Side-slipped,
He righted the machine'but it slipped
again, panenked to the ground and
was considerably wrecked. The engine, althohgh not damaged to any ox-
tent, was torn away, the propeller
broken and struts smashed. It landed in a very soft place along the fence,
a fence post piercing one of the wings.
The pilot escaped with a couple of
broken ribs and a. badly scratched fnce
and was taken to St. Joseph's hospital
in the ambulance.
The concensus ot opinion is that the
crash was really not Uie fault of thc
plane or its' design as it performed remarkably well while in the air. The
present.intention is to repair the machine and sibmlt it to further tests as
Mr. Kirby has great faith In the ultimate success of his design.
Local Christmas
Cheer Fund
Totalled $400
Many Useful Articles of Clothing  in
Addition to Money Donated i
The committee of the Cumberland
Christmas Cheer fund has every reason to be proud of the success of the
efforts made to provide Christmas I
Cheer for a number of residents
throughout the district. The sum of .
$407.18 wns realized, this being tho j
result of donations sent in and thc
proceeds of the concert and dance,
football game, crib tournament and
drawing for a canary. In addition
to the money raised, many merchants
sent parcels of goods which included
sucks of potatoes, a box of apples, I
moccasins, underwear and clothing,
n full list of money and articles re-,
celved is published on another page
of this issue. The committee met on
Friday evening last with Mayor Maxwell in the chair when after throe
hours' deliberations a list was drawn
up for tho guidance of the committee in the distribution of parcels of
good cheer".
For several hours on Monday and
Tuesday, the committee worked faithfully so that not one should be missed. We dropped into the City Hall
and In the course of a busy life we
have seen many things but tbe business like method of Cumberland's
Christmas Cheer Fund appealed to us.
No doubt the committee will be criticized in many quarters but we can
honestly say that our local committee worked conscientiously and faithfully without through of reward.
Many ladies of the commtitee left
their own Christmas arrangements
stand until Wednesday in an effort
to get the Christmas Cheer hampers
Bent out to the various places. Many
of our friends in Cumberland found
fault with the idea of a Cheer Fund
but if they had only been present at
some of the meetings we feel confident thnt nothing but praise would
come from them. The only hud feature about the fund was the fnct that
the committee did not have enough
money to do what it would have liked
to do, There will lie a little money
left over and so far ns wo are able to
learn the work might be carried on
during the month of January. As
we are aware 0 fthe many difficulties
thnt confronted the committee and
knowing just what has been accomplished, we can say without fear of
contradiction thnt no hetter method
of the distribution of Christmas
Cheer could have been accomplished.
Wc would ask a critical public to be
charitable with their criticisms ami
give to the committee that praise
which they so richly deserve.
The choir of the Cumberland United Church will repeat their Xmas
music Sunday evening, December 28
at  7 p.m.
Tbe Senior C.G.I.T. girls sang two
Xmoa selections at the Sunday morn-
Ing lervice at tbe Cumberland United
Church, Sunday, Decomber 21st, and
will repeat this on Sunday morning
11 a.m., December 2Kth.
A good congregation was present
at tho evening service of thc Cumberland United Church, December
21st. A Christmas message was given by the minister. The choir rendered the following anthomns; "Cradle of Bethlehem", "Singing of Him"
"God Who at Sundy Times" "Break
Forth Into Joy."
Commissioner Of
Guides Addresses
Local Girl Guides
Courtenay,   Minto  and  Royiton   Girl
Guides in  Attendance
Passes Away
Christmas Day
Virginio  Marinelli,   Well   Known   Figure of Cumberland to Be
Interred Saturday
Thc Cumberland Christina
Virginio Marinelli, aged !i4 years
and 8 months died in the Cumberland
General Hospital; early on Christmas
morning after being admitted to the
institution only n short time previ-1
ously. The late Mr. Marinelli wus a j
prominent figure on the streets of
Cumberland nnd for the pnst few I
years hns operated thi* Vendome
Hotel on Dunsmuir ayemie. Coming,
to Cumberland thirty-three years ago
he was first employed at the local colliery anil after remaining with tbe
mining company for a number of
years, operated n billiard and pool.
mom, later becoming tin* proprietor
Of the Vendome Hotel, succeeding
Mr. Joe Damonte, who now lives in
retirement on the Royston Road.
Mr. Marinelli had been in failing
health for some time but his death
on Christmas morning was not expected, coming as a distinct shock to
bis many friends. In addition to his:
widow, he leaves to mourn his loss, j
one son, Victor and one step-son
Rudy Toman and one step-daughter,
Mrs. Dyer, who resides in Victoria.
The Funeral will take place on
Saturday from the undertaking parlors of T, E. Banks, interment being
made in the Roman Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Father Beaton officiating. Union Lodge No. 11, of the
I.O.O.F., of wbich deceased was a
member will take pfltt in the funeral
service, the members of thc lodge
meeting at the fratenal hall at 2 p.m.
Fund benefitted to the extent of §15
through the crib drive put on by the
"Rlito" ladies club at the Cumberland
hall on Monday evening. Fill ecu
tables were in play and some very
close games were seen. Ladies prizes
were won by Mrs. McMillan first,
Mrs. Schmidt second and Mrs. W.
Brown consolation. Three players
tied for first honors in the men's
scores, Mr. C. Walker, Mrs. Grace
McNeil (substituting) and Mr. Moncrieff. Consolation prize was won by
Mrs. Derbyshlc, After refreshments
hud been disposed of the three played otf for the prize and after n close
game Mr. Walker won out followed
by Mis. McNeil who got second prize.
The Ladies Crib Club feel greatly
Indebted to those who contributed In
nny way to the success of the venture
especially to the Cumberland Welsh
Society for the free use of the hall,
nnd to the following for prizes: Mr.
Joe Damonte, first ladies' prize, a
seven pound rooster, alive; City Meal
Market, Mr. W. P. Symons, merchandise, second ladies' anil men's prizes;
Mr. Sam Miller, Caddy of tea and
playing cards, ladies and men's consolation prizes.
During tbe evening the drawing
took  place   for  the  beautiful   canary
which is being glvon by Mr. -I. Bond,
the local fancier in aid 0 fthe fund.
Mr. .1. Larrlgon held the winning
In the course of n trip through the
district at Chisitmas the Men's Mus-
icnl, under the eonductorship of Mr.
C. W, Sillence rendered appropriate
music nt tbe St, Joseph's Hospital,
Comox, and the Cumberland General
Hospital, tbe patients at both institutions appreciating the kindness of
the members of the Men's Musical,
very much indeed.
Saturday Inst saw a very enjoyable
afternoon held by the Cumberland
company of Girl Guides in the Anglican ball. By invitation, the Courtenay, Royston and Minto Guides
with the Courtenay and Cumberland
Brownies attended.
Miss Denny, the guide commissioner, of Duncan, with Miss Geohe-
gan and Miss Greenwood, matron of
St. Margaret's, Duncan, motored to
Cumberland to attend the event.
The Guides and Brownies sat on
tbe floor in the Guide horseshoe
formation, while the Guiders, with
Miss Denny sat at a table at the open
end. Visitors occupied chairs on the
side. The address hy the Guide Commissioner was extremely interesting
and instructive and the Guides feel
very irrateful to Miss Denny for coming to inspect and tnlk to them.
For weeks, the Cumberland Guides
hn\c been busy making toys in order
to obtnin their toymaker badges. On
Friday, Mrs. Kohinson very kindly
acted as judge,for this work, Guide
Thora Keeler obtaining the highest
marks. The toys were exhibited during Saturday afternoon, later to be
sent to the Elks' and to a few indi-
vldual   needy  families.
Tho programme for the afternoon
ran us follows: address by Miss Denny; *'ampfire nnd songs hy the guides
Dances, Cumberland Guides.
Refreshments were served by tho
Guides' committee. Tbe guides feel
that they owe their sincere thanks
lo .Mrs. Bryan. Mrs, Shortt nnd Mrs.
Baird 0/ the committee for their un-
tlrlng efforts in contributing to the
suceess of the afternoon.
A Guides' own service wns held in
th** Vnnlican church hall, Courtenay,
on Sunday morning, when the district
companies attended. The Cumberland Guides would like to take this
opportunity to thank Mrs. Clinton,
Mr. Turnbull, Mr. Somerville, who
-o kindly drove the girls to Courtenay.
- The Cumberland Girl Guides ure
(Irjitijr (ine work and the Guiders nrp
to be congratulated on keeping the
company so well up to the mark.
The pupils and ex-pupils of Miss E.
Watson's kindergarten class held a
jolly Christmas party on Friday afternoon, when they entertained visit-
ink' friends and parents with h programme of snnirs games and recitation-; wbich showed the remarkable
progross these little tots arc making.
Tea was served to pupils and former
pupils at an appropriately decorated
table, centred with a tiny Christmas
tree. The programme included: npen-
Ing hymn,'by the school; (fame, Chll-
dren and Birds; game. "Jinny Jones",
Hetty Cope, .linnie, and Katherine
Wood the mother; game, "Leaves are
Green"; song, 'Snowflake" Madge
But hanan: hymn. Winnifred William-;; games "East and West, and
"Tlw- Needle's Eye"; recitation,
"Thomas go Lightly", Geoff Watson
and Willis Symotis; game "The Muffin Man"; song by school "The Kitten
Called Puff"; recitation; game, "Pee-
plng at Susie"; nursery rhymes with
action by school; game, "Onts, Beans
and Barley"; piny. "Mrs. No Time
and hor children"; Christmns enrols
by the school.
After spending some considerable
time nway from business Mr. James
F, Hough left for Victoria this (Friday) morning. Mrs. Hough will join
her husband (mediately after the New
UT,        it-      •^:„#%W   Owen Wister's immortal love story.    The greatest out-door talking   T|nl1/-|   Thpflfre
"The   Virginian      picture ever made.   Spectacular scenes.   Tonight and Saturday at the   llO-llU    lllCdUC PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 80th, 19:10
The Cumberland Islander!
To keep sweet.
To boom business. jetty of Cumberland  $50.00
To Stand by our guns. i Benevolence Temple No. 9
To tell half we know. j    Pythian Sisters      S.00
To ventilate evil if we get licked twice a day. Dr. w. Buee Gordon    2.50
To work for our own town, our people and our: Cumberland Union Water-
THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW province. works Co  10.00
FFW DAYS MORE ■inr! the old year will have'    To De moderate in common things and hasty in Thomas Armstrong .. 3 S'ks Potatoes
?rHt!^r.:!li^;^if= % «■ ««*. K our subscribers wi.l pay us; | t&^*Z»
from his wing. His glass will be full of new sand
and his scythe busy over fresh reaping and hte;m,u
and death will bear company as gallantly, or as
grimly, as they have done through the ages gone.
But as the world, with sure progress thus wends
its way towards eternity, its living crowds can
neither afford to neglect the future nor to forget .
the past; and nations-like the heathen Janus- dlUM ^^^ ^ ^ m ^ K ^u  ^^
To work—since we see no way of getting out I    Union Bay .... $10 and Dry (ioods
j Gordon  Cavin      Shoes
To be on time every Friday (publishing day), Conrad  Reifel       10.00
and give you the spiciest sheet going. Mrs. A. B. Clinton  ,'. 10.00
To meddle with no one and tell you about every-, Cumberland Electric l.teht-
body. . . ,    ing Co	
l'o give business men the best advertising me- John Sutherland
district. I John Conway
hurk unon wh'it is       lo make e' — .   .
to sm-ine they'll recommend it to their neighbors and send'John Mann	
it to their friends.   To come to you lirst, to tellI Miss Audrey Phillips
must have two lacs—lookin;
buried—forward  upon  what  is going
""'th- , | I. uyou the most and please you the best, or in other \c. a. Tarbell & Son
rd and  words, lirst for news ,best for home and good for j Miss M. Tarht"
The year 1930 is drawing to a close,
timely, therefore, to take a glance backward
..'.. Dry Goods
  Dry Goods
Bread Tickets
.,   Books
  Dry Goods
appreciate the extent of the progress made during
the past twelve-month. In spite of the country,
in common with the resl of the world, having
passed through a period of depression, we have
had much to be thankful for. The coal industry
is and has been for considerable time in a chaotic
condition, bill the mines in our district have worked fairly steady—much steadier than in many of
the mining camps. That, in itself, is something
to be thankful for. Substantial progress, we believe, has been made in many ways and we look
forward to 1931 on whose thresh-hold we stand
with hope. The year will bring forth in large
measure what each and everyone in this land of
opportunity wills it to be; if the will be strong
enough to guide the life. Shall the scroll when
it is finished record profit or loss in the highest good,
and truest senses in which this reckoning can be Don't
If the reckoning be a profitable one, 1931 wil
truly be a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
A lover of children, Union Bay    2.00
•Senior Branch C.G.I.T.
find it so difficult to keep your New | Thomas Graham
If you  .   _ 	
Year's resolutions, perhaps it would be a good idea j A fricnd	
to make a few bad. ones this time, for a change. |Rod & Gun club
For instance you might resolve to be cross to pm. Heaps	
your wife (if you have one) every day during the jo. r. Apps	
year, and then give her gentle words and loving j, Rmuy 	
kisses instead.   You can thus be consistent with i jijss k. Watson
ur past record, and possibly be a better man Ky.A.O	
when another year rolls around.
Don't wait for the wagon while the walking is
A. Pollock	
Miss E. Watson
Elite Crib Club
Alex. Henderson
Mrs. Bchrailer	
$.1.00 and books
... Sack of Flour
and Shoes
ami Candy
.  15.00
Clothes and Toys
ifr =*-■
Courtenay Locals
I to-day (Tuesday) to ment Im mother,
Mrs. Brown, of Vancouver.
Frank Bond, Canary Raffle . 27.30
ty the world is growing worse when you Campbell Bros. Clothing
.„■„ doing nothing to make it better.                    ;E»rW Soccovgamc 12.W
Don't tell the world your troubles.   You can't,-?■ •'■ ""'by. value -l.OO
borrow ten dollars on them.                                     OwinR to the Christmas Holidays
 :-. . -   w-.       .-.:.;   ;. ~;::r   .it   has   not   llt'Oll   poSsilile   to   publish
a  balance sheet.    The above,  how-
creased considerably and migratlna to an „„ th(, ,|onatlons received.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Ardle
Nanaimo on Monday.
motored to!   mjss Mary Hell returned from ii visit
! to Nanaimo.
Mrs.  W.  A.  Ken-  left  fur  Nanaimo J
Charlie Dalton
Meets Hoat at Union Bay
Fvery Sunday morning
G. W. Stubbs and Mrs. stubbs an
spending Christmas in Victoria.
other parts of tho district to such nn . _ . .. , . . ah..,. „,._ thlt
extent that muskrats nre becoming ,ie ^ded to the above nre the
amounts received trom the concert
and dun<*e. There will be n mectiing
i some thnt' next week and a balance
sheet will be issued by the treasurer.
quite common.
Mis.*- Clutsiine Millard, who is at-
! lending the University of British Co-
jlumbla. ts home for the Christmas hol-
; Idays.
1 ,j. m. Mitchel] left this morning to;
'spend the Christmas holidays In (Jeat-
tie and  Vancouver,
This Monday and Tuesday the lln-
Ilo nresent? the latest Fox News
along with Rod LuR'-aiue iu "The
Delightful Rogue".
The "News" contains the following items: French President Reviews
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Miss Julia O'Kourke. who is attending school  in  Nanaimo,  has arrived
!   St. George's United church was «oll|lwra? [w Christmas. _
j filled  for the Christinas services on! '
! Sunday evening when Rev. M. W. hen '■    The annual turk»y sbool took place
preached an eloquent sermon on ••Thoi at Tom Baker's. Grantham, on Mon- .,,,,, ,
Spirit ol Christinas" giving an excel-'day. the following winning bird*. Lon Colonials, M. Domergue makes toil
j lent interpretation ol "Good Will".   A Harding, 3; Bert Harris. 3; JacH Dow-,of Morocco and inspects substantial
Christmas anthem  was sung by the: my. 2; Carl Bunden, 1: J. Babccnk. 8: African  force  which  France  main-
J choir   and   J.   Maurice   Thomas  sang   D. ttellor. 1. tains; British Bill Wirs Open Court.
I "The Holy City." '   *   ' the   Lord   Chancellor   leads   stately
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Maclntyre and Judge's procession from Westminster
j   Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Cairo lelt for son .lack ore spendlna Christmas in Abbey to the House of Lords; Cotton
I Vancouver last Tuesday to spend the Vancouver, pickers Busy in Dixie, almost human
1 contraption  now  helps  the
Christmas  holidays  with  Mrs
I mother.
The Scottish
Alice St.. Courtenay
Tne Lazo Anglican church Sunday ', TT ,"" It "".s.
:                           ' • •                           school held Its nnnual Christmas tree *"»» ln Arkansas gather the crop;
i .   Miss Barbara McBryde is home from party In the Lazo Community Hall on Orphan Dopaw Mnd a Friend, Irene
i j the    University    and    spending    the  Monday evening under the direction of Castle   McLaughlin  provides  a  real
: I Christmas holiday witli her parents.     Mrs. J. Stewart.   Betty Knight pre- home nt Deerfiold, 111., for all canine
j |                                                          j sentcd each child with n gift from the waifs| Business Expert Gives You a
;      Friends ol Miss Nellie Booth will be tree.   Marjorle Burchell assisted at the i Tip- Merlq Thorpe, Washington, takes
• : pleased to know she is out of hospital j bran tub.   Games wore played and a optimistic view of what has been pound   has  returned  to  her  duties  at  bounteous supper was served by the |nfc on fD1lBe!pastyeflfi.tliose Gel-
Headquarters,                                       parents.   Rev. A. W. Corker was pre- . 0.,Hn_ s.„..  .„ Ian.
•     •    *                       . sent.  Mrs. Stewart was presented with "ha (,'rls "'' "■«',*w '*"•'■«>• •" J»**
Some years ago the game board had  a gift from the scholars.   Val Tayelor "nese  beach  resorts where summer
some muskrats turned out ill Northey's  presided at the piano and a very en- lingers  on,  you'd  never know  'em
Lake, near Camp 3.   They have in-  joyoble evening was spent. they're so Western.
Beatty Makes Important Proposals
Aimed to Assist Western Farmers
lot) -Cumberland
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Clllld'n's hair cut any style 36c
Ladies hair  cut  any  style  60c
P. P. Harrison
Main   Office
Courtenay         Phono  2G8
Local   Officr
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone  115R or ~l
C.P.R. President Galls on United Canada to Rally to Help of Courageous
and Loyal Pioneers — Such Action Just and Wise and
In Interest of Entire Country.
Western comiiriorw and what
should bo done about them
■formed the subject of a notable
speech made by B. W. Beatty, chairman and president, or the
Canadian Pact-
tic Railway at
London,   Ont.,
last   week.    In
direct and *tm-
ple   style   Mr.
Beatty   briefly
analysed     ihe
western aitua-
tion   and   put
forward a  series of suggestions   for   Immediate    Hnd
•live action designed to carry
em farmers over the yreaeut
oil of adverse condition.**.    He
■il   thill   his   btiKtfeitions   were
those ol ii private clll»en made with.
people of that part of Canada.
Neither do I need to stress tbe importance of a knowledge of the conditions prevailing in thone sections
and of tbe necessity of co-operation
In meetlo'r unusual situations in
the iuterettt of the whole country.
The former Government of Canada
and tbe present Government have,
at different times, adopted policies
designed to -strengthen the economic position of different sections
or this Dominion. Through such
policies, (he position of our Maritimes has been improved, and
through more recent changes In
fiscal policies the position nf ibe
manufacturora of Canada Ih intended to be Improved and the unemployment situation la likewise designed to he, In part, at luast, alleviated by direct contribution by tbe
redemljiutin-riUfa to public works,
If these poltcie* be planned to ae-
enmptijth   betterment   in   certain
Still Doing
Hemstiching - -
Airs. Francescini having sold |
out her business on Dunsmuir
avenue is prepared to do pie- |
oting and hemstitching at her
Corner of Winder-
mere Ave. and
Third Street
out the knowledge of any govern- pari* snd Activities iij'Cannda, then
ment authority in thla country, He(ihi< same attitude may properly be
pui them forward im the representative of n corporation which extended
throughout all purls of Canada and
was vitally coneornotl lu the economic sltuntlnit in any section thereof, Thero wiw in thla Important
utterance noailgRoatlon of anything
in ihe nature nf Intended I'tmHty
towards the West. Thi* whole project, he said, should ho directed by
warm sympath) for :> community of
courageous pioneers threatened
witli distress and hy a desire lo
provide lust assistance *bwi it in
badly ueeilad. There should he full
appreciation nf the fact that the
prosperity of nasi
farmer and city   i
adopted in relation to the peculii
problem* uf our western province-*.
None of these suggestions which l
propose have any relation ro tbe
■■meeTloi* of marketing ffheat, price
fixation oi' otherwise, since time
problttnts depend so much on wm- •:
f»Hi-)itious. I am directing my nil-
s»pvntions to the problem of meeting emergent pofldltlona ot grtmt
hardship which may tirlso during
the next four or fiive uumtJu.
"Ohrloiiely, nur We«t«ru producers should not fr*r the loss of
their «iulty in ihelr hori)tutread» in
view >,{ the ft'Mtik uuwiHingneas ut
ami \Vc:>u ofi mortgage companies aud oilier
" Inextricably holders ot liens to press for Im.
linked together. He believed thnt mediate liquidation of maliii'Ing
ihe country as a whole would come 'obligations or for arrears of inttr-
to tho assistance of a groat section eat beyond the ability of ihe farmer
suffering from u temporary but,It" meet, his payments, so far, al
seveni depression from causes b-^-j least, a« this u due to the present
yond its control, not only bocauae depression In the wheal market,
it in just to 'id -■<>, but .is a wise Two problems, however, do remain;
nieiiHure nf natlunal policy- .Mr, ! tho fear of want during lho coming
Bently -said In part: winter —confined largely to the
•Western Canada Is buffering | ""j!^ nn<\ f'o«octaUy weaker
from the effects of unusual worV    " "'
onditlons lu tho marketing of
rain and in Its low price, aud
rdship Ih being  experienced
^anjnir ,,::'  /u'Vii'V.n
the prairb
not need ut
age ami tbe
people of W
their ability
depression as they have others, 1
dn noi require to 'lo more than
mention what wo In the Kast nwo
to thai part of tho country, both in
a material way and in the national
strength contributed by the loyal
I! farmers—nnd the fear of Inability
; to finance another vear'a farm op-
j urations.
"To me. no unprejudiced and t
nsequence.   I do official, but nor dlalntereatcd, nh'.
Inborate on the cour* server, It seems   Indlaputable   ibe
esourcefulhosa of the Oomlntoo Government snould not
item Canada, nur rhe;heslt4fe to Intervene with an offer
any ol  Ihem  feel  Inlof asststaece, as a national public
o tbroiiRh thls|duty,  The governments of tho tbroo
pralrio provlneos, owing to their in-
llmate knowledge of  local   rondl-
tions, are iiftwt adapted to provide
relief, but ,-»winn t0 their pledging
of their credit »s security for hank
loam, io thc \\'heat Pool, they may
need Federal assistance In the matter. If the Dominion Government
were to agree to assume a portion
of the obligations regarding the
1929 crop, and tbe provinces were
in tu-ie this release of their credit
to permit them to assume the full
burden or relief to their citi/.ena, the
aid of the Dominion Government
would be fiven In a useful direction, and the operation of relief
measure.* by those best equipped
| for Iho task would be assured.
Tbe<.e obligation** should tie iu*t*um-
|«ri by tha Dominion Government
only to an amount equivalent to
i actual relief expenditures by the
I Provinces Iu aid of farmer*. Since
I it ir Inevitable that some critlca
; will Hjtsert that this is specific aid
to members of the Wheat Pool, it
may be well to point out that the
revers-e in ihe eaee. The guarantee
of thc Pool loans by the Provinces
might be so regarded, although
even in that caw rbe Provinces
were unquestionably moved by a
desire to nave a collapse of the
wheat market that would hurt Pool
and non-Pool farmers alike. The
suggestion that th« Dominion Government now annumi* (hoae Kiiaran-
, tee.-, \n mnde solely to enable tho
Provinces fo direct their best
I efforts to the relief »f all their
| farmer*, Pool members or not.
"I would -magest, too, that a* a
j further aid to the re*ioratioti of
confidence and as an evidence of
[complete faith by Important bual-
tneHs Interests in the future of agriculture in '.be Wast, au agriculture
credll corporation should bo formed
to provide livestock for farmers
who wish to diversify their operations. The Company should be a
prkato corporation, organised in
somewhat the same form as that
orgnnUod in the United States, wiiTi
the support of the hank*, Mortgage
Trust and l-oan companies, [nsiir-
puro companies aud the railways,
»nd, if thought advisable, perhaps
or the federal Government Itself.
The motleys should be repayable nn
easy terms, 'he risk would he small,
and the administration costs would
be reduced lo a minimum Ihroiigh
the voluntary nature of the under*
taking, l would .nicest thai five
million dollars be raised In thb* '
manner and thai the project should
at i 1! times he treated as one of
sound Investment. This method nf
aid would be specially valuable,
since many Western farmers would
find ihelr domestic economic
problems greatly simplified by ibe
addition of live-stock to their farms,
and sluce every head of livesto'
placed on a Western farm aids
Ithe marketing of turpi us grain
in "The Yirqinian"
Here at last is America's great
classdc of the frontier West—on
the All-Talking screen. You hear
the red-blooded dialog of the cowboys. You hear their stirring
songs. You are convulsed by the
great comedy situations. You
thrill to the drama and romance.
Monday and Tuesday, December 29th and 30
■ -jjl l.«^-Jt H I — S ■
The Musical
Monarch of
the Movies
Yon knew that Paramount
would make the greatest color
picture of all time—here it ia!
With the handsome star who
made "The Vagabond King"
famous on the singing .stage.
With the gorgeous heroine of
"The Love Pa ade". The glorious romance of a Vagabond
and a Prlncesi produced on a
spectacular s< tile that staggers the imagination.
Itegal romanci
battle or rival
ing thousands
wings of the
music ever hi
only one mam
of 'The Vagal
should be seen
that's . .
. The clash of
trmies number-
Love on the
most pleasing
ard. There is
Ious production
nnd King' as it
and heard and
"Song of the Vagabonds"
"Love Me Tonight"
"Huguette Waltz"
"Only a Rose"
"Some Day"
m H'is„
Don't Miss This Picture
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31st and Jan. lst FRIDAY. DECEMBER 26th, 19.10
An Enjoyable
Birthday Party
Mis. M. R. Brown entertained on
Friday evening at the home ot her
mother, Mrs. W. McLellan, Sr., at a
merry birthday party for her little
daughter, Luella, tlie occasion being
her sixth birthday. Many little friends
of the honor guest hnd been invited to
help celebrati? the event, which was in
right royal manner, games, music and
an interesting program adding to thc
fun. The tea table centered with a
lovely birthday cake was pretty with
seasonable red and green Christmas
decorations and laden with everything
dear to childish appetites. Each little
guest received a favor and prize. A
novel feature of the evening, much en-1
joyed by the young guests was the
greeting heard over radio station C.
K. W. X. from "Uncle Jerry" to the
honor guest, when he sang in her
honor. 'Gee. But I'd Like to Make
You Happy." Quests Included: Nita
and Billy Pilling, Teresa Brown, Jean
Evans (of San Francisco), Mildred and
Marjorie Webber, Henry Biggs, Kath-
erine Biggs. Betty and Bertie Benson.
Bcrnie McLellan, Doris McLellan, Roy
and Luella Brown. The hostess was
assisted in serving by Mrs. A. Pilling,
Misses Marion Webber and Margaret
ffealtlt 5bvice
taabian fi riktr al Aaaotiatimt
See Gary Cooper in "The Vigin-
ian" at the Ilo-Ilo this weekend—
it's a high class western story.
Questions concerning Healin. addressed to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College fit,, Toronto, will be anawered personally
by correspondence.
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, rough $16.00
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, dressed or sized .... 18.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 8" and 10"   16.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 6"  15.00
No. 2 Common Fir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic 6" and 8"  21.00
All higher grade linishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
l.V.'i to 20% on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
| Office, Cumberland 159
(Night Call, Courtenay 134X
.     The   human    body possesses   the
j power or the capacity to develop sub-
j stances which enable it to resist dls-
! ease germs.   It is not always success*
| full however, in bringing this power
and capacity into action, since we
find that cases and deaths still occur
as the result of the invasion of the
body hy disease germs.
In the stiuggle between body and
germs, there are certain conditions
which play a part in determining
what the result of the struggle is to
' be. The germ is the definite or spe-
I cific cause, and the disease can only
occur in its presence. The contributing factors ore of importance as
they often determine whether the
victory shall go to the body or to the
I    A sound, healthy skin is the most
: effective barrier against germs which
I seek to invade the body.   It is ques*
I tionable if any germ can pass through
- the unbroken skin, although it does
: appear as if one germ, staphylococ*
> cus, does sometimes pass down a hair
| follicle-and produce a boil or ear-
I buncle.   A predisposing factor to infection   is   the   broken   skin,   even
though the break be a minute one,
I which permits the entrance of germs.
Such a condition should be guarded
I against.
| The muccous membrane which
: lines the nose, throat and mouth and
(the intestinal ond respiratory tracts
i also seives us a barrier to germs
I which come to lodge on it. A sound,
! healthy muccous membrane, is, there-
1 fore, a contributing factor to health
! and freedom from infection. A dis-
| eased or broken muccous membrane
allows the body to be invaded ,by
germs, and so predisposes to disease.
Hunger and thirst reduce the capacity of resistance of the body.
Proper nutrition, which results from
an adequate and balanced diet, maintains the resistance of the body.
Extremes of temperature reduce
the ability to resist infection. The
dry, hot rooms of over-heated homes
and offices are a reason for the prevalence of colds, influenza and pneumonia   during   the   winter   months.
Proper heating and ventilation help
to keep the body fit, and contribute
to the maintenance of health.
Excessive and prolonged fatigue
is predisposing factor to disease. Conversely, sufficient rest and sleep, at
regular hours, ore faetors thnt tend
to keep us well.
In addition to avoiding disease
germs which are spread through
water and food or by contact with
cases, and by having ourselves protected by means of vaccination and
immunisation, we should further assist our bodies to remain healthy by
keeping our skin unbroken, and, if
4 break does occur, by preventing the
entrance of infection. We should
avoid intense hunger and thirst, extremes of temperature and excessive
fatigue. We should eat a properly
balanced diet, dress according to the
temperature, ventilate the rooms in
which we. live and work, and secure
sufficient rest and sleep.
For many years we have known
that tlie foods which we use consist
of various combinations of fat, protein, carbohydrate nnd minerals. It
was generally understood that the
value of a diet depended upon the
quantity of these ingredients and the
-vny in which they were combined.
A few years ago, scientists who
vere doing research work on diets
discovered that.there are present in
•*oods other substances which are essential to nutrition.
When food is taken into the body,
it must be utilized so as to keep the
>ody in running oiedr. The proper
jflc of food .'is the process of nutri-
.ion, and if body and nutrition is to
ie maintained, that is, if the body is
.u be kept running smoothly and efficiently, vitamins must have their
place in the diet.
The tsearch workers have found j
six different vitamins. The total ab-1
sence of one or other of these will i
.*ause a condition such as scurvy or'
rickets. Diseases which are due to
the absence of vitamins in the diet
are called deficiency diseases.
It has been shown that an insufficient amount of vitamins .in the diet
may not cause any definite disease,
bt their absence may prevent an individual from enjoying good health.
To put it the other way around, we
may say that vitamins are essential,
not only to prevent the deficiency
disease, but to keep the body fit and
to secure a full measue of health for
the individual.
The absence or deficiency of vitamins in the diet is, therefore a serious matter. Fortunately, however,
tbe average adult does not need to
worry about this, providing he eats
a balanced diet, that is, a diet composed of a wide variety of foods.
The vitamins are present .in certain foods in varying amounts. The
average adult can rely upon mlllk
and dairy products, eggs, green leafy
vegetables, fresh fruits, tomatoes
(raw or canned) and whole-grain
cereals to supply him with all the
vitamins he requires.
For infants und expectant mothers
it may be necessary to supplement
their diet with some preparation such
as cod liver oil. In their cases, there
is an extra demand for vitamins, and
in order to make sure that there will
not be a deficiency, the ordinary diet
may be added to, as suggested,
"Last evening I was tnlking
With a printer, aged and gray
Who told me of a dream hc had,
I think 'twas Christmas day.
While snoozing in his office,
The vision came to view,
For he saw an angel enter,
Dressed in garments white and new
Snid the angel, I'm from heaven.
The Lord just sent me down,
To bring you up to glory,
And put nn your golden crown.
You've been a friend to everyone,
And worked hard night and day,
Vou have printed for many thousands
And from few received your pay.
Bo we want you up in glory,
For you have labored hard,
And the good Lord is preparing
Your eternal just reward.
Then the angel and the printer
Started up toward glory's gate,
But when passing close to hades,
The angel murmured, 'Wait.
I have got a place to show you;
It's the hottest plnce in hell,
Where the ones who never paid you
In torment always dwell'
And behold the printer saw there
His old clients hy the score,
And grabbed up a chair and fan,
He wished for nothing more.
But was hound to sit and watch them,
As they'd sizzle, singe and burn,
And his eyes would rest on debtors
Whichever way he'd turn.
Said the angel, 'Come on, printer
There's tbe pearly gates I see,' .
But the printer only muttered,
'This is heaven enough for me.' "
Canada's Best
Mr. M. Smith and Mrs. Lafond, of
Bowser, were visitors in Merville Sunday.
Miss Bailey, of Prince Rupert, Is
spending the holidays with her brothers and sisters here and in Camp 3.
Mr. W. Whittaker has gone to Vancouver.
Alf and Dick Bailey have taken Mr.
Soulsby's house.
Mrs. Jack and Dick Sedgwick are
down from the I, T. Camp to spend the
Christmas holidays with their parents
at Merville.
Visit Mainland
Cumberland, Dec. 23.—High school
girls' and boys' basketball teams journeyed to Nanaimo on Friday afternoon
where in the evening they played exhibition games, the lormer meeting a
C.G.I.T. team and winning handsomely
the latter meeting a team chosen from
Nanaimo "Hornets" and "Crusadres"
and defeated them by Mie very Ihif
score of 29-12. Crossing to Vancouver
on Saturday, they met Dunbar Heights
teams, the boys again showing their
prowess by winning after a snappy
game by a score of 25-11, Tht- girls
were not so fortunate, the opposing
team being far superior In weight, a
very rough game being player, the locals scoring 8 points to their opponents' .12. A very fine reception was
accorded the players and following the
games they were entertained at both
cities. In Vancouver a sumptuous banquet was tendered them at the home
of the Dunbar Heights basketball
coach. Supporters of the local players
seen at the games included: Miss F.
Bowering, Mrs. M M. Brown. W. McLellan, Sr., Miss Pearl Hunden. W Kelly, Harold and Tom Conrod. George
W. Brown. John Davis. D. Partridge
and Miss Muriel Partridge attended
the Nanaimo games, returning on Saturday. Players making the trip were
Girls: Edna Watson, Marguerite Herd,
K. Brown, Barbara Martin. Mary McMillan, Lily Plcketti. Margaret West-
held. Boys: George Brown. John Bannerman, Cyril Davis. Douglas Baird.
Joe Whyley. Bryson Parnham. SuJgt-
Schools Close
Mid Festive Joy
Cumberland, Dec. 22.—Christmas festivities began in real earnest for the
youth of the city on Friday morning
with the closing of the schools. In the
various divisions of the public school
work was laid aside quite early, parents and friends began to arrive and
were entertained with interesting programs. Appropriate Yuletide decorations and beautifully decorated trees
wen- everywhere in evidence and the
spirit of Christmas was abroad as
shown by thc exchange of gifts. Midterm examinations were completed In
the High School and great exticement
preva iled in the preparation of the
basketball teams to leave for the mainland.
The relatives of the late Mr. W, H.
Harrison take this opportunity of
thanking all those friends, who by
words of sympathy and other tokens
of esteem did so much to alleviate
tlie pain caused hy the passing of a
devoted son and brother. Special
thanks are also tendered to friends
for the many beautiful lloral tributes
received and for the loan of cars on
tbe occasion of the funeral.
Wishing you a
Bright and
New Year
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
; C'lmmerciHl
; Mttidqinrtern
Hutu      ;
UeM'iniMc  '
made from
Accomodation The Beat
Hnnms Steam Heated
Mrs. Stella Peacock
Case*  of All   Kind*
Phone  92L Comoi
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
************* ******** ***************** *********
Silver Spring Brewery
Victoria, British Columbia
This advertisement is not
or displayed by '.he Liquor Control Board or by
the Government of B.C.
Monarch uses
to keep tab
on revolt
A press dispatch from
Spain, pertaining |o tho
Spaniih revolution, says:
"King Alfonso himself
continued to dominate the
situation, keeping in con*
■tant touch with distant
cities by telephone."
Whether it's a king whose
throne is threatened, a B.C.
business man with a big
deal pending afar off, or an
anxious daddy wondering
about his family at home,
the long-distance telephone
is available to help solve the
Sovereign and citiien
keep in "touch with distant
cities   by   telephone."
ALEX MAXWELL. Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
I'hones I nnd 61
Cumberland, B.C.
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Orders left ot  Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
—      WOOD
1   ^"l   !aa***w
Personal Mention     |
t^i'gtasssss,-' .'.S.0M.- '■ a\atB&-njite""-"  A^*L * ''atamsir '  OlkW"   *sss*> '    'lit"'
For 1931
The Message
We wish our friends everywhere
a year of unalloyed happiness
and prosperity. Better times are
in the offing; may you have a
lair share of them!
\ There was a very large attendance' Mi-, and Mrs. Peter Myers, ot Spo
jut the Winter Garden dance on 1 Hane, Wash,, are spending a few days
tChristmaa night when a special nr-1 in tlie district and whilst here are the
' chestra from Vancouver came uver. ' Kitests uf Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin.
■ Dancing started at to p.m. and was "    * •*
il<cpt up until un earlv hour on Kri-I Mrs. C. II. l'reancr, of Wilson
' day  morning. I Cftak, B.C. is the guest of her sister
,     .    . 'anil brothers, Miss Harriet Horbury
1  Sutherland's Dry Goods
i The Christmas Kve dance held in
I the Cumberland Hull hy the basket-
;• bailers turned out to a very jolly one
but was not us well patronized as had
I j been expected,
I Mlwes Nellie and Mary Clark, the
! former of Duncan and the latter ot
I Powell Hlver are visiting their parents
; Mr. and Mrs. A. Clark.
" " *
| Miss Nettie Robertson wus hostess
JI last week to the '■Thursday Nluhf
I! bridge club at the home of her mother,
[ I Mrs. O. Robertson, Derwent avenue.
!! After the servlnn ol dainty retreah-
I j ments. winners were announced as Mrs.
i'Alfred Maxwell flrst. Mrs. A. Beaton
;I second.
!    The Welsh Society held their week-
j 1}' whlst drive In Cumberland hnll ou
Saturday evening with ten tables in
plsy, Mrs. R. K. Walker and H. Cass
were first prize winners. Mrs. 8. L.
, I Robertson and Ellis Rotters tainiiiu sc-
p'conds. Abundant and delicious rofresh-
; ments were'served by ladles of the so-
: clety after the games.
',    a    .
Mrs. 3. Lockner wns a bridge hostess
at her We6t Cumberland home lasi
week when three tables were in play.
; Mrs. C. Whyte and Mrs. J. Ocar captured first and second prizes with Mrs.
. Littler gaining consolation.   Refresh-
' ments and a social hour rounded out a
j very pleseaw evening.
Miss Pearl Hunden is spending a few
' days ln Vancouver.
John and Cyril Davis and their cou-
; sin. John Bannerman, ure spending a
!! few days with the formers' brother,
" j Sam Davis Jr., of Hotel Vancouver or-
I chestra. ln Vancouver.
! Miss Mary McMillan, of the High
i School basketball team, is spending a
: few days with her grandmother in
; Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. 1), Hurdeu, Miss R
Hunden snd Ed. Hunden motored to
i Nanaimo on Saturday.
and Messrs. Jack und Joe Horbury.
Mrs. Nunns and son, George, of
Sandwlck spent Christmas Day with
the former's brother, Mr. G. .1. Richardson, Maryport avenue,
a      a     *
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Richards, of
South Wellington, nre spending a
few duys' holiday here, the RUCSts of
Mr. und Mrs. George Richardson,
Fourth street.
Mr. John Shortt, electrical superintendent of the city of Penticton is
spending the Christmas and New
Year holiday with his family In Cumherland.
Miss Chrissie Sutherland of the public school staff ol Port Alberni arrived
Friday to spend thc holidays with hor
parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. J. Sutherland.
e     „     a
Shephen Jackson nnd Arohic Dick
who sttend u.B.c. arrived from Vancouver to spend Christmas with their
parents here.
Miss E. Bowering of the High School
staff accompanied the basketball teams
to Vancouver on Saturday and will
proceed to Summerlnud to spend the
Christmas vacation al her home.
H>       .       ,
W. Kelly, high school principal, accompanied by Mrs. Kelly and children
ale spending the holidays in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. \V. Hlchurds nnd children of Nanaimo were visitors to the
former's parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. T.
Ricliards nt tlie week-end.
*"" j eral of liis nephew, the late W. H. Har-
, rlson.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Boyd and family,
; of Nanatmo, attended the tunernl on
j [ Sunday of Uus late W. H. Harrison.
' I Mrs. McMurtrie, of Ladysmlth, nlso ot-
I tended. Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. McMur-
: trie are sisters of the deceased's mo-
I ther. Mrs. W. O. Harrison.
Mr. nnd Mrs. H. J Treen arc receiving congratulations on Ihe birth of u
daughter ot Cumberland general hospital on Monday, December 22nd.
g     .     e
To Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Fitzgerald,
of Courtenny, on December  Will, at
St, Joseph's hospital, a daughter.
*     ,    *
To Mr, and Mis. Melville smith, of
Bowser, on December nth nt St. Joseph's hospital, v son
a*      •'     ,
To Mr, nnd Mra. Wm. McKenzle. ol
Camp 3. on December 201b at St. Joseph's hospital, a daughter,
To Mr. and Mrs. James c. Shens-
green nice Joan Kirbyi, ol Courlenay,
at St. Joseph's hospital on December
19th. a son.
The Australian Federal Ministry
hus abolished the otfi 'ipl prohibition
of the delivery of letters addressed
to "Tatterstall, care of George Ad- i
ams, Hobart, Tasmania," which hns'
been in force since March 1(102. The I
jioslnl department gains much raven- \
tie from postal notes sent in payment
of tickets in this lottery. Hitherto
the newspapers mentioning the exist-;
ence of the lottery were -liable to
seizure in the post and their proprietors to a heavy fine.
This should he good news to a number of local people who recently
formed a syndicate to buy "Tatter-
sails Tickets."
Union Bay
Raymond Clover, of Vancouver, Is
spending two weeks' vacation with his
parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Herbert alover.
* *    •
Mr. nnd Mrs. Douglas Brown and
son are spending the Christmas vacation with the former's parent*, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Morton H. Thomas
nnd daughter Betty are spending
Chrisf.-as in Nanaimo, guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank CunlilTc,
* *    *
The Union Bay Sunday school
Christ inns tree was held In the church
oh Friday evening last. The children
put on n delightful program, after
which refreshments were aerved.
, * *
Miss Mary Little, principal of the
Errington school. Is spending the
Christmas holidays with her mother,
Mrs. L. Little.
* *    *
Thc S.S. "Tnnanu" arrived on Monday from Senttle, and after loading
bunker conl. cleared for Ketchikan,
The S.S. "Bornlte" untied, from Vancouver and niter coaling cleared for
* *    +
Mr. und Mrs. Ernest Mejfurtrle of
Port Alberni. were vlsitOM in town
this week, the gueste of Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. Olover.
1 lunl ii dream the other night when
ull around was still.
I dreamed I gave each friend of mine
:i thousand dollar bill.
Ves, I was handing out the stuff, to
eaeh good friend and true,
in tin* liu-k, thiy woke md up,
jusi a.** 1 cam* tP y°u*
is our wish
to you
•    •    •
Lang's Drug Store
A Wish!
.May all your castles in tho air become realities during
1S131. May the New Year bring prosperity and happiness to us all. This is our prayer, our hope and our
i   To Mr. and Mi*. •!■ Quinn. of, Co
I   Mr.  and  Mrs.   W.  Henderson  and|.nox on l>cem^rSlst «. St. Joseph's
, Doreen left by motor on Monday for hos>"""' ' «*mu.t.	
Ithe capital where they will visit the) -      ■      «       ■        *,•
'former's  parents.  Mr.  and  Mr.s.   W. Lady hQffleH (*IU(J
h*-*"*'V. ;     Annual Card Part,,
j    George Henderson arrived from Vic- j
; torla on Sundny on a business trip.
Mines Jean MacNnushton and Nor-
mu Parnham have arrived from Vancouver to spend the Christmas vnca-
tlon at their homes here.
Misses   Edna   Conrod   and
Fanny Bay
i Cumberland, Ucc. 22.)
The Ludil'S' Auxiliary of the Eagles
held its animal Christmas turkey raffle nnd whlst drive at the Kncles' hall
on Tuesday evening with twelve tables
in play.   W. Mossey nnd Bessie Bntcs
; were  flrst  inize  winners,  Mrs.  Alex.
P_m.  Maxwell   and   Mrs.   W.   Hutchinson
(substituting,   gain!
Much interest centered in the raffle
for which n large number of tickets
had been sold.   Davidina Derbyshire
was fortunate, winner of the turkey
nnd Mrs. J. stant secured the second
prlae, a chicken.   Refreshments were
Pickettl  returned on Thursday  trom,'substituting,   gaining  second   prises
several days' visit to Vancouver.        ' M""h  """"■'  ",,'*rM  '"  ""' """'
j   Miss Clara Walker, of Erickson.
rived on Sunday to spend the ChrLst-  served by members of the order.
I mas holidays with her parents.
Matt Brown s Grocery
i! Miss Mildred Larson, of Clayoquot.
j Is spending the holidays nt her home
' herp.
On Thursday evening thc school
children held a Christmas concert nnd
dance ln the Penny Bay school house.
There wns quite a large crowd nnd
everyone had a most enjoyable evening.
Pnrish of Cumberland
Next Sunday at Holy Trinity
Cumberland: Matins 11: a.m.:
Children's Service 2:30 p.m.;
Evensong 7 .m.—the Vicar;
- Watch-nifrht
Dec. Hist
t   Special    notice — \\
j   Service  11:30 p.m.,
J   (New year's Eve.).
a. *********»**********.
".Service and Quality"
Phone "i"
Not Only Delicious Bread |i
for the Daily Diet       |
Mann's Bread
Provides both proteins and starches, a wholesome,
delightful, inexpensive way to satisfy your appetite.
Greetings of the
1981   AND
L. H. Finch
Tinea • Set*, .-wick
Rev, G. A. Puurdillor solemnized the
wedding on Monday aKernooii ai 2:30
o'clock ol Irene Mary, .laughter of Mr.
nnd Mr.s. Jam's Sedgwick, of Merville
nnd Mr. Theodora v. Tltiga. The ceremony took place in Ht. Mary's church
nnd wus followed by u reception tn the
Merville Community l. all. The bride
was Riven away by her ruther nnd attended by Miss Jenny Gpodsell us
bridesmaid) while Richard Bfcdgwick,
brother of the bride, supported the
groom. The reception waa largely at.-,
tended and n wealth uf gifvs testified W
to the popularity of the happy couple.1
Music was provided by Hrs. King and
assistants at both the ceremony itself
nnd lor thc dunce which followed. The
bride was charmingly attired in & trn-
vetltng suit of Copenhagen blue with
hut and accessories to ma^tv Mr. and
Mr.s. Tinga will make their home at
their newly completed residence on the
Kitty Coleman road.
I New Year
TX/ishing One and All a very
Happy and Prosperous New
....   Year   ....
Frelone's Grocery
Telephone 122 Cumberland
Phone 60
Silver-MarHhall Hadio Dealer
Cumberland, B.C, P. O. Rox 73
We deliver Cumberland) B.C. Phone 18
GIVEN to the Electors of the City
of Cumberland that I require the presence of the electors at the City Hall
un the 12th day of January, 1931, at
twelve o'clock noon, for the purpose
of electing persons to represent them
in the Municipal Council as Mayor.
Aldermen, four <4), Police Commissioner one (l), and Echool Trustees
three (3).
The mode of nomination dt, candidates shall be as follows:
The Candidates shall be namlnated
In writing'; the writing shall be sub-
scribed by two electors of the Municipality as proposer and .seconder,
and shall be delivered to the Returning Officer nny time between the date
of this notice and two o'clock in the
afternoon of the day of nomination.
The said writing shall be, in the
Form No. 5 in the schedule of the
"Municipal Elections .Act" and shall
state the name, residence and occupation or description of each person
proposed in such a manner as suffi-
iently to jmlentify such candidate,
and in the event of a Poll being necessary such Poll Hhalt be opened on
the lfith day of January, ti'jll, al the
City Mall, between the hourn of eight
lock in the forenoon until eight
o'clock in the afternoon, of which
tach and every pernor, is hereby re-
(tiivccl to take notice and govern
himself accordingly.
The qualifications necessary for
Mayor are: must be of the full age
f twenty-one years and a British
subject, and have been for the six
months next preceding the date of
nomination the owner of land and
improvements within the City of value ns assessed on the last as«esnment
role of One Thousand Dollars
($1,000,001 or more nnd above all
registered judgments and charges.
The qualifications necessary for
Aldermen, Police Commissioner and
School Trustee are: must he of the
full age of twenty-one years, and a
British subject, und have heeaforthe
six months preceding the dnte of
nomination registered owner of land
and Improvements within the City of
the value as assessed en the Inst assessment roll, of Five Hundred Dollars ($500,00) or more and above all
judgments nnrl charged.
Given under my hand at. Cumherland. Province of British Columbia,
this 24th day of December A.D. 1&80.
w; H. COPE,
B3-2 Returniag. Officer.
Happy New Year
One and All
We^ be pleased
to have you call
W. H. Anderson
I'hone 15
Union Hotel
A Happy New
 • • •	
Mumford's Grocery


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