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The Cumberland Islander May 30, 1930

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Duncan Sisters
It's A Great Life
Ctr^herland Islander
At the Ilo-Ilo
this week-end
There will be :i quoiting contest
on Saturday on the occasion of the
opening of the new courts at iho
King George Hotel on Saturday afternoon when n leani of Nanaimo-
Itea will try conclusions with Cumberland.    The contest  calls  for  10
men a side and  the  lirst  game will
start at 3 o'clock. Following the
games a social time will be held in
the King George Hotel.
Members Bid
Padre Farewell
The Anglican Parish Hall was thc
scene of a very interesting gathering
on Monday night when the parishioners of Holy Trinity met to honor
their Viear, the Rev. E. O. Robathan
and Mrs. Robathan, who ure leaving!
this week end to take up work in
the parish of Chemainus. The hall
was very nicely decorated with seasonable flowers for the occasion and
games and dancing occupied the assembly for a time,
Archdeacon Laycock, who had j
come up from Victoria especially for I
the occasion spoke very feelingly of
the work of thc Rev. and Mrs. Uo-j
bnthnn clur.inp their five years' resi-j
dence in Cumberland and asked that
the prayers of the congregation go J
with them.
It wns very much to be regretted
said the Archdeacon that the time
had come for farewells, but thc work
of the Church was like a chain, each
link being completed .only with the
commencement of another. He said
he would not take up much of their
time making speech, other clergymen were present who would no
doubt be anxious to say something.
He welcomed to the gathering, the
Revs. G. L. Bourdillon of Courtenay.
A. W. Corker and Ellis, of Comox,
and expressed his great pleasure at
having one of the great pioneers of
the district present, the wife of the
founder of Holy Trinity, Mrs. J.
X. Willemar. He was indeed sorry
that Mr. Willemar wns not present
but on account of sickness he was
prevented from attending. The archdeacon then called on the Rev. A. W.
Corker of Comox who on behalf of
the members of Holy Trinity of
Cumberland, Royston and Union Bny
presented to the Rev.and Mrs. Robathan a cheque for $131.00 and a
letter of appreciation signed by the
two wardens, Messrs. W, Eadie and
G. E. Apps.
On rdsnig to reply, Mr. Robathan
was very much affected and said he
was facing one of tlie most difficult
times of his life. It was hard to
leave the friends and ties he nnd
Mrs. Robathan had made during
their five years' residence in Cumberland. He felt, personally, that
during the years he had been in
Cumberland, he had made mistakes,
but all bad been very patient with
him. He thanked most heartily his
parishioners for their gift and sincerely hoped that the same measure
of help and co-operation would b.»
extended to Mr. Hipp, who was succeeding him.
Miss Margaret Robinson, on behalf
of the members of the Girls' Talent
club, a club organized by Mrs. Robathan, presented to the departing
president, a beautiful bedroom clock
as a small token of the esteem in
which she as held.
Mrs. John Conway, on behalf of
the Women's Auxiliary presented to
Mrs. Robathan, a magnificent bouquet of flowers with the best wishes
of the auxiliary for her future happiness.
Mrs. Robathan thanked them for
their kindness and said it had been
8 pleasure to work with them during
the past five years.
Boy Scout's Simple Speech
Just as everyone thought that all
presentations were over, a boy scour,
George Nunn, very shyly walked
over to Mr. Robathan and slipped a
small present on his knee with tho
words "This is from Bobby, Sonny
and mc." The three scouts were
Dudley Keeler, Robert Thoburn ami
George Nunn. The incident made a
great hit with the large assembly
and Archdeacon took the opportunity of remarking that in his opinion
all other speeches were as nothing
compared to the one just heard.
The Rev. T. L .Hipp, who had been
introduced to all in the room, also
spoke a few words and created a
very favorable impression. Other
speakers were the Rev. G. L. Bourdillon, Mr. W. Eadie nnd Mr. G. E.l
Following the speech making re-t
freshments were served by a committee of the women's auxiliary and
dancing indulged in for a short time. I
Just prior to the conclusion, a large,
circle was formed in the center of ]
the hall, when all joined hands nnd j
sang, "Should Auld Acquaintance Be |
The prizes donated by the 24th of
May committee for the school children taking part in the parade were
won as follows: Miss Gallivan and
Miss Richardson's classes with 100
per cent in parade. Pupil making
most points for prizes donated by
Mr. W. McLellan, sr., one for the
high school pupil making the most
points and one for the public school
pupil I Barbara Martin and Mitsuo
Hayashi were equal with 80 points
Keen Competition in
Firemen's Events
"*      IN GREAT  WIN
Courtenay And
Comox Tie For
Standing of schools at end of the
Comox   76 points
Courtenay      70      "
Port Alberni   68
Cumberland   62
Tsolum   45      "
Minto     34      "
Alberni   26
Fanny Bay      7      "
Bevan       4      "
Union Bay      1      "
A glance at the above will readily
show that the Cumberland student-
athletes did not live up to their reputation. In days gone by it was all
Cumberland or nearly so, on the occasion of the school sports. Our
very close neighbors. Courtenay and
Comox since those days have made
rapid strides in the athletic world
and this year sees them tied nt the
top of the list for the honor of holding the Eagles' Championship cup,
emblematic of the district championship. How the argument will be settled bar not been learned. Possibly
each school will hold the trophy for
■*ix months.
The A. W. Neill cup for two to
four-room schools was won by Minto
and the Nanaimo Rotary cup for
one-room schools won by Bowser.
Aggregate points medals were won
by K. Fairbairn, Comox and S. Kiyomi of Cumberland. The Cumberland boys' football team won the
soccer trophy for the 3rd year in
succession nnd also captured tho
senior boys' relay race. Barbara
Martin, Cumberland won the 100
yards whilst Bernice Stant won the
basketball throw and the running
broad jump. Other local pupils assisting in piling up points for their
school were:
Firsts: Mitsuo Hayashi (football
and senior relay); Alex Sommerville
(football); Shigeru Kiyona (football
senior boys' relay and 220 yards);
T. Iwasa (football and senior boys'
relay); Keith McKee (senior boys'
Seconds: Barbara Martin (skipping); S. Kiyona (broad jump); D.
Davis (intermediate relay); T. Iwasa
(140 yards); H. Tateishi (intermediate broad jump and intermediate relay); I. Hara (wheelbarrow); T.
Conti (wheebarrow); Bud Hunden
(intermediate relay).
Thirds: Bernice Stant, Margaret
Westlield, Barbara Martin and Winona Baird (relay); S. Kiyona (football kick); H. Tateishi (hop, step
and jump); Beatrice Brace, Betty
Brown, Helen Robortson and Davidina Derbyshire (junior girls' relay).
Fourths: Bernice Stant (220 yards
S. Kiyona (100 yards and high
jump); David Davis (220 yards);
Keith   McKee    (shot   put);    Mona
j The Cumberland Volunteer fire
fighters demonstrated their superiority on Saturday last in the final oi
j the tests open to all volunteer fire
fighters and for which the Courtenay
■ and Alberni  firemen  entered.
In the first heat of the hose breaking contest, Cumberland's time was
41   seconds.     Courtenay   failed   in
their first effort to make the coupling, finally finishing the test in 51
I seconds, Alberni failed to finish this
| test.   In the wet test, Alberni came
first with 20 1-5 seconds, Courtenay
I second   with   22   and   Cumberland
third   with   24   seconds.     This   put
j Courtenay out  of the running and
i the  final  lay  between  Alberni  and
1 Cumberland, the wet test being de-
i cided upon.    Thc local entry excell-
| ed in this test nnd easily defeated the
! Alberni time by approximately seven
i seconds, the times recorded by three
] different stop watches reading Cumberland   20    1-5   seconds,    Alberni
j 27 1-2 seconds.
I     There was an enormous crowd present and the tests were followed wtih
great enthusiasm.   One or two minor
accidents marred the contest. George
Small     of     Courtenay     department
damaged  his arm and shins whilst
I Conrod and J. Scavarda of the local
, department both took tumbles with
j the result thnt all three were limp-
I ing around for a  time.
I     It as possible the  three  fire  departments   will   meet  again   in   the
1 near future, possibly at some cele-
; bration in Alberni.
Empire Day Sports
Successfully Staged
1 Cutthroat    Trout    From    Cranhrook
Will Be used in Form of
I     Forty thousand eggs of the cut-
; throat trout are to be deposited in
! the inlet stream at Prospect  Lake,
I and for that purpose Mr. J. H. Cast
j ley, manager of the game fish hatchery at Lake Cowichan, was at the
Dominion  Hotel,  Victoria, on  Wednesday.    He  went out to  the  lake
Wednesday to look over the ground,
and particularly to arrange for gravel to be deposited, in order to provide as far as possible natural conditions.
On Wednesday evening he proceeded to Vancouver to receive the
eggs from Cranhrook, and also an
j equal quantity for Horne Lake, aud
70,000 for Lake Cumberland, intend-
! ing to return on Friday and plant
j the eggs on Saturday at Prospect
j Lake, proceeding to the other points
j to place the stock next week.
! By using this system it Is possible
i to follow closely natural conditions,
J and reduce considerably the bulky
receptacles required in moving fry.
i Mr. Castley is informed that there
, is a heavy demand for fish at Pros-
j pect Lake, and that the restocking
i will be very welcome to the Fish and
j Game Association.
Spence (baseball throw); Rosina Deconlnk (skipping); I. Hara (sack
The school wishes to thank the following for lending help with transportation: Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. C. J.
Richardson, Messrs. Lang. MacKinnon and McLcllan. The last two
gentleman made several trips and
gave much valuable help in handling
the various events.
Cumberland City Band Re
24th Of May Celebration
The Nomads Crib club mot at the
home of Mrs. J. D. Davis on Friday
evening, four tables being in piny.
Mrs. L. Hunden won the first prtee
in her section with Mrs. Guy being
awarded the consolation. Gent's first
went to Mr. W. Westfleld, the consolation to Mr. W. Brown.
To the Public:
May I take this opportunity to explain to tho public why the City band
was absent from the 24th of May
celebrations, and also explain the
present position of the Cumberland
City Band.
On the evening of May Oth, Mr.
Wm. Henderson, jr., called upon me
with a view to engaging the City
Band for the 24th Celebrations. He
asked me if the band was willing to
piny for the parade -nd alio play a
few times on the grounds, and the
committee would give them 535. I
told him I could not promise anything until I had put the matter before the band. At a special meeting
of the band it wns decided that the
band would not accept anything less
than what they had received for previous engagements namely $100.00.
Mr. Henderson also informed me
that they had decided to bring up a
pipe btfnd from Vancouver. He staled this would have no effect on the
funds as the money wns being donated by prominent Scotch people
in Cumberland. Courtenay and district; and that Mr. Bobby Brown was
responsible for the funds bedng raised-, which he stated were $ I \ ?..
Therefore the pipe band was decided
upon before the City band had even
been approached—not as last week's
statement says, "after satisfactory
terms could not be arranged."
The statement also says thai the
| band during the past twelve months
■ had very rarely practised. It appears that the gentleman who wrote
, the article has been straining his
ears for a long time in vain. In reply to this statement, I wish to say
that the gentleman Is utterly wrong.
The cross-shift business at the mines
and an Inadequate place to practice
(Conl inued on Page Four)
Somebody blundered on Saturday
j morning last,  but it appears to bu
j difficult to find out who.    Prospects
j looked   very   bright   on   Saturday
I morning last for a real good celebration of the 24th of May.    The sun
shone brilliantly in the early morning and the parade scheduled to start
at 0 o'clock sharp.   All entrants for
the parade were on time, a most unusual thing, but there was no band.
Minutes went by until the full sixty
had been registered and it was just
| 10 o'clock when the Vancouver Ladies' Pipe band put in an appearance
On  their arrival,  however,  no  time
j was   lost   in   getting   started.     The
' sky had become overcast with a cold
| wind blowing and many an anxious
mother kept looking at her offspring
wondering  if the  rain  would  keep
off.   Just as the parade neared the
corner of Dunsmuir avenue, a very
heavy  hailstorm  commenced  lasting
| for about fifteen minutes. The storm
] put a damper on everything and the
j sports field became a mass of mud.
i However, after waiting for a short
time,   proceedings   were   commenced
■ and  followed   through  as  per  pro-
J gramme without hindrance wilh the
exception   of   the   Maypole   dancing
which had to be cancelled owing to
the state of the ground.
In spite of the bad start in thc
early morning and the very unset-
lied state of the weather a most successful celebration resulted, interest
being maintained all through the
day, with the firemen's competitions
in the evening attracting one of the
largest crowds ever seen on Cumber-
j land's front street.
Following the simple but beautiful
ceremony of crowning the May
Queen, Cumberland Junior School
choir under the leadership of Mrs.
Tribe, sang the songs that carried
j them to victory in the recent musie-
j al festival at Nanaimo.
The dancing of the pupils of Miss
Gwen Noel was a revelation, thunderous applause greeting the youngsters on completion of each of their
items. The dancing competitions in
the early afternoon also proved to
be popular events, many more entries being received than was expected. Eight medals, four silver
and four bronze had heen donated
by the committee, but so great was
the interest in the highland dancing
that residents of Courtenay donated
ten more. Tbe Misses Isdale and
Forbes of Vancouver, very kindly
consented to act as judges for these
dances. Medals for the dancing
were awarded as follows.
Highland Fling, novices—lst, Bessie
Carney; 2nd. Lorraine Frelone.
Highland Fing, 10 years and under
—lst, Doris Macdonald; 2nd. Shirley
Highland Fling. 12 years and under
—lst, Bessie Carney; 2nd. Rosella
Highland Fling. 16 years and under
—lst, Margaret Brown; 2nd, Mary
Sword Dance for novices—lst, Rosella Farrar: 2nd. Shirley Noel.
Sword Dance, 10 years nnd under
—lst, Doris Macdonald; 2nd. Lorraine
Sword  Dance,  12 years and  under
—lst. Wilda Handlen; 2nd, Beryl Bell.
Sword Dance. 16 years and under—
1st, Helen Morrison; 2nd, Sadie Trotter.
Irish Jig—1st. Doris Macdonald; 2nd.
Wilda Handlen.
Extra medals for this competition
were donated by Mr. L. B. Noel and
Miss Gwen Noel and Mr. J. J. Gow.
Piper Stewart of Courtenay also
played   for the  dances.
Exhibition of Acrobatic Dancing—
Those taking part were: Helen Morrison., Doone Pidcock. Nora Lloyd. Margaret Brown, Babe McKenzie, Sadie
Trotter, Lorraine Frelone, Doris Macdonald. Wilda Handlen. Muriel Maxwell, Viola Marfinelli. Dorothy Brown,
Bessie Carney. Betty Oow, Pat Gow.
Rosella Farrar. Rita Every-Claylon,
Mary Stewart. Beryl Bell and Iris
The tiny ones were: Lorraine Steve-
son, Beverley Flawse, Shirley Nue! and
Eric Haukedal.
Whilst  a  largo  number of people
I watched   the   dancing,   crowds   took
in the various sporting events: foot
; races, jumping contests, cricket game
quoiting competition,  all   of  which
passod    off   without    mishap,      The
I cricket game was won by Cumberland and the soccer game played on
I Sunday won by Cumberlnnd ,so that
In the major competition, the local
! athletes more than held their own.
The grass hockey game,  however,
between Cumberland and Courtenay
went to the latter after a spirited
contest, the score being one to nothing in favor of the ranchers. An
account of the cricket and football
games and of the firemen's contest
i will be found in another column,
One of the most outstanding races
of the day was 100 yards dash foi
the Canadian Legion gold medal
whicli was won by George Brown of
i Cumberland. A close contest also
, ri'sulted in the pole vaulting competition, when Tribe of Courtenay and
'Coombs of Cumberland tied for flrst
I place. After numerous attempts,
I neither of these young athletes could
break the other's mark. The tennis competition bad to be called off
j on account of the state of the courts
| but it is expected that this week end
I will see the finals played.
Parade Prize List
J There was one or two very oufc-
j standing decorated trucks in the
[ parade and the judges had a hard
| time making a decision. However,
after much thought the following
were awarded prizes:
Best Decorated Float: Girl Guides
and Noel  Motors,  equal.
Best Advertising Float: Cumberland Klectric  Lighting Company.
Best Decorated Automobile. Harry Tappin.
Best   Comic   Group:   Spark   Plug.
Best Decorated Bicycle: -lack Marpole.
Best Character Representation:
No entry, prize awarded to group
representing sportsmen: Gordon Robertson, J. Turney and McRae.
Best Advertising Character: Willie
Best Comic Individual: Walter
Best Group 3 or more representing sportsmen, confined to public and
high schools of the district. Prize
given by Rod and Gun Club, 1st ?I0,
2nd $5.00. 1st Kenny Gibson, Tommy Conti nnd Clarke; 2nd Woods
Malcolm Pearse and Albert Watson.
Special   prize:   Ruby   Robertson,
best decorated  doll  buggy.
School   Children
Best Decorated Group, minimum
10, Grade 6 up, prize $10.00: Bar-
bara Martin, Gertie Davis, Margaret
Marpole; Muriel Shortt, bfUa ■Piatwt-
ti, Donna McRae, Tsugino Matsukara
Shoyoko Sugimori, Winona Baird,
Margaret Westlield, representing loin! advertisers.
Best decorated Group, Grade 5
down—no entry.
The results in the various eventi
Boys' race, seven years and under
50 yards—1st. Hirn.se: 2nd. C. Hun
3rd. K. Yoshikuna.
(Continued on Page 4t
Empire Day Shoot
Popular Event
The 24th of May committee:; prize
for the trap shooting event as part
ofthe annual celebration, took place
on Sunday afternoon at the grounds
of the Cumherland Rod and Gun
club and attracted many competitors
in the three classes. Whilst the
marksmanship of the shooters was
not quite up to the standard of the
previous U-w weeks, competition was
[keen. In "A" class L. Frelone copped
ithe fust prize. Joe Gordon the second and Ben Horbury the third.
Scores in this class were:
L. Frelone, 21; Joe Gordon, 20;
Ben Horbury, 19; R. Bennie, W. M«
Lellan, II. Gibson and I!. Wilcock,
IS; K. Coe, 17; John Frelone. 16; D.
Franeioli, 15; G. Brown, 11: V. Ron-,
and P. Franeioli, 11; C Halloa, 10,
I In "B" class, P, Franeioli won first
'prize, C. Dalton second and B. Wilcock third. Scores in this class
' were:
!    P,  Franfiloli,  18; C.  Dalton
B, Wilcock. 17: R. Coe, 16; G. B
JH. Gibson and J.  Frelone,   16;
[Frelone, 14; V. Bono. 12,
i     In "('*' class. J. Frel
■ prize,   L.   Franeioli   se
'Dalton third.    Scares were.
■ Joe Frelone,  lo; L. Franeioli, 13;
C. Dalton. 11; ■■■ Bono. L0: li. Gibson, 5.
A competition for the Tarbell clip
will be held at the traps ofthe Cuiliberland Hod and Gun club on Sunday, June 1st, commencing at 1:30
p.m. This competition is open to all
members of the club.
Powell River AH
Stars Defeated
By Local Eagles
The soccer gnpie on Sunday last
on the local grounds, as part ot the
Empire Day celebration was won by
Cumberland Eagles by a score of
three goals to one. For this game
the Powell River executive had sent
over what was to be known as the
Powell River All Stars, The locals
had defeated the other two Paper
town teams in previous games and
in an effort to break the locals winning streak, the All Stars came to
conquer, They were greatly disappointed at not being able to beat
the local boys, who played a much
better game than on the previous oc-
oasion. Still one hns to admit thai
though defeated, the visitors played
better ball. Time after time the
Powell Riverites carried the ball
from one end of the field to the other
with perfect combination, only to
find their final efforts nullified by
the rushing tactics of the home players, who have speed to burn. Two
of the homesters goals were scored
from breakaways and one, the third
was palably offside. Without any way
trying to take away the glory of a
win from the homesters we certainly would like to see them play a
little more condonation, it is far
prettier to watch than a hefty kick
and a mighty rush after the ball.
Sunday's game was practically a rep-
it ition of the other games played
against the Paper Town hoys with
(he homesters having the breaks, although on Sunday last nt times there
was a determined effort to start a
little combination, especially from
tbe half hack line. Weir, Conrod and
Ilunte**. The forward line, however,
did not show much combination and
were extremely lucky to be two goals
up at llaff time. We have in thb
(earn, the makings of one of the
best teams in the province, practically the whole eleven have speed and
pluck bul lacka knowledge of the
liner points of the game; these points
I will, undoubtedly come with prac-
iee combined with a little coaching.
| The team up to the present, re-
1 main unbeaten, a good record indeed
laud it is fo he hoped that the Paper
Town players will give the Cumber-
I land Kacles a return game on the occasion of tbe opening of the new
playing  field  on  July   1st.
Coal scorers on Sunday last were:
Monro for Powell River, Campbell
two and McFarlane one. The team
was Coombs, McLellan and Brown.
Weir, Conrod and Hunter, Bartoldi,
McFarlane, Campbell, Gibson and
Referee Carney with the whistle
gave satisfaction in his decisions,
■..iti; the excoptlon of the offside goal
in the second half.
Cricketers Win
Second Game
The Cumberland cricket team to
play Courtenay on Tuesday evenirj.*
will lie chosen from the following:
!■'. V. Hall (capt), .1. Idiens. v'ce-
capt., .1. L. Hrown, E. O. Robathan,
('. V. Dando, J. Vaughan, T. Carney,
s. Gough, G.#I, Guy, S. Boothman,
.1. Vernon-Jones, T. II. Mumford, L
II. Finch and T. 1.. Hipp,
The Cumberland cricketers, under
K. V. Hall, captain, won their second
game of the season mi Saturday last
when Courtenay paid a visit. The
game was staged as a part of the
Empire Day celebration and was
marred by rain, old Jupiter Pluvius
causing the players to seek shelter
two or three times before stumps
were drawn at (i o'clock.
Cumberland batted first, Idiens
and Dando facing the bowling of
McLaughlin and Grier, After two
overs, play was called off on account
of rain and after waiting a few minutes the shower passed off and play
resumed. The ball was greasy and
bard to control and the footing on
the wet crass wns none too safe.
However, in spite of many discomforts the game proceeded to a finish
with Cumberland running out winners by 28 runs ,the final count
showing Cumberland 68 runs, Courtenay 15 runs.
Dando was top scorer of the day
and F. V. Hall, the Cumberland captain, the most successful bowler taking five wickets for two runs. The
averages of the Courtenay bowlers
was not kept, but P. McLoughlin,
who plays foi* both Cumberland and
Courtenay, playing for Courtenay on
this occasion, took seven wickets at
little cost anil made top score for
his side.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, the game was very enjoyable
and was watched by a few interested spectators, Had the weather been
favorable in the early afternoon,
there is no doubt but what a large
number would have been present. A
return game will be played at Courtenay on June 3rd. the King's birthday, commencing at 4.30.
Cumberland  Innings:
Idiens, b. Grier               4
Dando. b, P, Ellis         .              28
Vauyhan, c. Inglis, b. McLuughUn. 4
Hall, "c, Moody, b, McLaughlin   6
Gough.  b.  McLaughlin     0
Robathan.  b.   Ellis        10
Guy, b. McLaughlin   4
Taylor, c, Ellis, b. McLaughlin   6
Mumford. b.  McLaughlin . 4
Vernon-Jones, not out          0
Finch, b. McLaughlin   0
Extras                            2
Courtenay Inninjis
Rossiter.  b.  Vernon-Jones
Galloway,   1).   Vernon-Jones  .
Ellis, c. and b. Gouyh    ..
Inglis. l.b.w..  b.  Gough
McLaughlin, b. Hall
Duckett, b.  Gough
Grier, b.  Hall
Selfe. b. Hall
Moody,  b.  Hall
J.  Inglis, c, and  b. Hall
Wood, not out ....
on first
and   C
Departing Resident
Feted By Friends
Residents   of   Minto   met   a!   tin
home "i" .Mrs. M. Piercy on Thurs-
day'ttighl   and   honored   Mrs.   Nellie
. Poarse, a well-known and highly respected former resident of the Valley who is leaving Cumberland  or
Tuesday  on  the  lirst   stage  of  hei
j journey to England, via the Panama
! Canal.     The   time   was  delightfully
■ i if   by ibe large number presenl
and during the course of the ovcnitig
the litest of honor presented with a
magnlficenl steamer trunk, as a mark
of  esteem  in   which  she  is held  by
her many friends in lhe Valley. Mrs.
Peai <■    in   making   reply,   thanked
■i , m i 1!  for their many kindnesses
during her stay amongst them and
1 for their beautiful gift that evening.
The hostess served refreshments and
; a happy evening drew to a close with
I all   singing  "Auld   Lang  Syne"  and
| "Will   Ye   No   Come   Back."
There was a very huge turn-out
at the meeting; of tbe Cumberland
Conservative Association held in the
Veterans' Hall on Thursday night
when matters of importance to the
party were thoroughly discussed. The
meeting was most enthusiastic as Mr.
A. Watson took the chair and briefly
outlined the reasons for calling the
meeting. After duo consideration
bad been given to the many matters
affecting the party, Mr. Thomas Graham lhe conservative candidate for
the riding in the forthcoming election, gave a very Interesting talk on
his   ret ent    visit    to    points   along   tbe
Mas! ami West coast-. Mr. Graham
-aid he was very much struck by the
Interesl shown all along the route
and was very well pleased with the
cordial reception lu* had received at
all points; With an eleetion due
about July 28 th, according to reports
coming from the capital, there is
not much time for a candidate to
travel over the whole of tbe ridirg
and make speeches, interview electors and so forth, but Mr. Graham .intends, if time will permit, to address
as many of the electors as he pos-
sibly can.     Everyone appeared to be
greatly interested said Mr. Graham
and he had promised, wherever be
had been that if time allowed him,
he would visit all places again. The
reception he bad received was nothing short of wonderful, said the
candidate and if the same interest
ou Id he maintained until election
dale there wjis a good chance of Co-
mo v-Alberni becoming once more
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"Song of the Flame" ^iS "y
- "Show of Shows"
Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday
June 9th, 10th and 11th
FRIDAY,  MAY 30th,   1930.
The Cumberland Islander
They do me wrong who say I come no more
When once I knock and fail to find you in;
For every day I stand outside the door
And bid you wake to rise and fight and win!
Wail  not tlie  precious chances  passed  away.
Weep not for golden ages on the wane;
Each night 1 hum the records of the day.
At sunrise every soul is horn again.
Laugh like a baby at splendours that have fled.
To vanished joys he blind and deaf and dumb;
My judgments seal the deal past with its dead,
But never bind a moment yet to come!
Fanny Bay
A. G. Walker, who has been seriously ill, is reported to be improving.
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Miss Myrtle Larson, of Vancouver,'
spent the week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Larson.
The Misses Vivian and Gladys Mun-
CONSIDERING the unsettled state of the
weather on Wednesday there was a very
good attendance at the seventh annual (n-
terscholastic track meet of the Comox District schools. Rain interfered to some extent,
hut could not mar the meet which was conducted
as .scheduled, and which proved in every way a
success—that is as far as organization is concerned. Successful, as far as Cumberland competitors were concerned, it was not. The proud
boast that Cumberland athletes are second to
none was rudely shattered again on Wednesday.
The events attracted the keenest competition and
in every instance the youthful athletes gave their
best for the school they had the honor of to represent. As the years roll by an increasing pro-
liciuncy is being attained. Original marks, considered to be unbeatable are being steadily lowered. For this there are one or two reasons: more-
care in training and better facilities for competition. Can Cumberland athletes truly say that
they have taken more care with their training
We are of the opinion that is just where our boys
and girls are falling down—there is not enough
care taken of them during training period—no
control over them at all. We are led to say this
after viewing our athletes doing their stuff. A
number of boys and girls gather at say the "Y"
ground for a night's training in charge of an
older person. All goes well—for a time. The
older person decides he or she has had enough.
Packs up, goes and leaves the young athletes to
their own devices, Do they train? certainly not.
It is a lead pipe cinch that before their instructor
has gone 50 yards the youngsters are into some
mischief. This is based on actual observation.
If our boys and girls are going to make their
mark in next year's meet the time to start training is right now.
ents, Mr. and
the week-end.
Irs. A. G. Walker, over
Herb Larson's cocker spaniel. Nigger, a good cougar dog. was accidentally run over and killed by a car on
Originality — Doing what some
other man did so long ago that peo-.
pie have  forgotten.
the conclusion that there are only a limited number of
visitors to the country who read Canadian newspapers
and they have devoted only a very limited amount oi
advertising space to items of special interest to visitors.
It would seem worth while to make a careful study of
the numbers of newspapers sold to visitors and of the
advertising value of this medium.
"Recent studies indicate that only a minority of the
visitors from the United States know that they arc permitted   to   take   one   hundred   dollars   worth   of   good';' dny nncl aordon Johnson, o£ Vancou-
with them upon their return to the United States. Very ver, spent the week-end here as guests
few of them know of any items which are cheaper in | of Mr. and Mrs, Ted Robertson.
Canada  than   in  the  United  States.     Advertising ma- *    «    *
terial which they lead in Canada should stress both of] Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walker, ot Great
these points ami lay special emphasis upon the import-1 Central Lake, visited the former's par-
ance of declaring their purchases when they return.
Such declarations prevent unpleasant occurrences at
the border. It is evident that advertising material in
Canada should call attention l<> the difference in th(
prices which prevail in Canada and in the United States
for the types of goods which the merchants wish tu feature in this trade. In department stores special attention should he given to calling the notice of visitors to
several departments which have goods of a type which
they can huy on a more favorable basis than in thc
United States.
In this connection, there are two objections which
have been made. Thc first is that an increase in the
volume of sales to visitors from across thc border might
result in the cancellation nf the 5100 privilege. The
§100 privilege was established at a lime when thc dollar
had substantially greater buying power than at present,
ami it was designed to prevent friction concerning a
reasonably small volume of purchases made at the time
when a traveller visited a foreign country. In spite oi
thc protest of certain merchants near the border, ther.
is a substantial body of sentiment in the United States
that favors toward increasing the privilege to S150 oi
"The second objection that is made against the attempt to increase this volume of business is that the
attempt to soil to tourists may result in the tourist feeling that his visit is being commercialized and that we
may lose rather than benefit by such efforts. In so far
as the Canadian merchant presents the individual tourist with attractive opportunities tn purchase at low prices
this process will not antagonize. It is thc attempt to
charge excessive prices which does most to hold back
thc development of this type of trade. If the importers
search the markets of the world for special attractions
to display in the stores of Canada, shopping will become
an additional inducement wbich will draw more and more
tourists to our cities."
Two Shows: 7 and 9 p.m.
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 29th, 30th, 31st
If you cannot nurse
I —the wcrlcVo leading in-
I fant food.
i The Bortlfn Co.,  Limited
1 lomcr Arcade, Vnncouvcr
Please send **■<.' Fuee Baby Hooks
irj k
I ALLttUUNflnc™.
"Hoosier Hop"
"Sailing Along
on a Sunbeam"
—and others
The name "Duncan Sisters" has always meant—perfect entertainment.
See them do their stuff now in their first All-Talking picture!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 2nd, 3rd, 4th
By the Office Dog
your flight.
EXCERPTS from speech delivered by Dr. D. M. Muv-
vin, economist of the Royal Bank of Canada, before the Canadian Political Science Association:
"It i.s a mistake to under-ratc the value of newspaper
advertising.    The retail merchant seems tu have reached
Backward,  turn  backward,  oh  time
Make me a girl again, just for tonight.
Give me the long golden curls that were worn
Back in the days before tresses were shorn.
Give me the skirts that brought many a laugh
When boisterous winds flipped them over the calf.
Give me the rosus our cheeks spurted then
Without touchings up from the old Five and Ten.
Give me the petticoats; give me the lace;
Give me the modesty; give me tlie grace;
Give me the power to blush when Pm kissed;
Give me the things that I lately have missed.
I have the gimmies.    Oh time in your flight.
Give me my girlhood, please—just for tonight.
A vacation
with your
You're away for your
holidays. Enjoying yourself, to be sure, but there
are distant ties that the
best of vacations cannot remove from your mind.
You're a little worried, perhaps—w ondering how
things  are  at  home.
What a
,   In Cumberland
Cumberland, in days gone by, and
at the present time, in many of th'
branches of work and of sport, has
made for herself a name. She har,
earned the name by walking off with
numerous trophies; but in all her
winnings lias she earned for herself
a name for sportsmanship? More
important far than that of a "Cup
Collector", is the name of a real
"good sport". If indeed, she wins
with her trophies, this envious reputation, she reaches then a very high
There are many people in this
world who enter contest, only if
they see themselves in prospect, the
first to cross the tape, or score the
goal; and rumour narrows down the
confines of "the world" to Cumberland We know 'Us small to give
much heed to Rumour, hut needs
must harken when her voice becomes
persistant. Of late this voice has
thrown more than suspicion on our
City. It has reclaimed loudly for
poor sportsmanship. Thus visiting
towns pass verdict—"She's clever
enough, but a rotten sport". Under
a stigma like this, gone is all the
glory in conquest.
Is tlie verdict correct- If so, i.s
lhe blight too deep for remedy? The
natural impulse of every child is to
compete—to light to win. Have the
parents, or sports instructors tried
to guide this impulse? or have they
made ton important the idea that
"you're in to win, hy hook or by
crook! without the slightest thought
of the moral effect on the child?
If such he the case, they have completely overlooked the most important factor in sport; the Sporting
Spirit, which bids one enter a content  for the joy of contesting itself.
Eagerness lo win is of Importance but tlie prospect of losing
should cloud thc whole horizon, as
Rumour says it does in Cumberland,
How lias it happened that a town,
ko justly proud of her skill and talent has ever merited such a ^.lur
upon her eseutchion? Could she
erase the blemish, she might reach
the highest goal of all in work and
sports; and see her name emblazone
in the sporting annals nf the country.
"We can't all play a winning game;
Some one is sure to lose,
But we can play so that our name
No one may dare abuse.
Then when the  Master Referee
Shall score against our name
It won't he whether we've won or
But how we've played the game."
H. H. S.
The French Government plans to
utilize radio to establish communication between tho Criminal Investigation  Department and the provinces.
York laughed at it
thirty-nine weeks,
you can see it on
the screen with the Treasons themselves. . with
every crackling piece oi?
business enhanced ....
with every laugh multiplied. . . with every bit
of human feeling enlarged! Come and see
the story of two smalltime vaudevillians who
became the center of social and business activity in a small town, IT'S
You might as well Die Laughing at
—and it will be a happy death, because you'll have lot? of company do-
inir thc same thing. How come? Well
Jimmie nnd Lucille Gleason just
make you laugh yourself almost to
death whatever they do, and here
they are in thc picture made from
their greatest stajje hit.
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
P. P. Harrison
Main   Office
Courtenay Phone 25S
Locnl Office
Cumberland Hotel In Evenings
Telephone  115R or 21
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. nf Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
ChildVs hair cut any style 36c
Ladies hair cut any style 50c
SEALED tenders, addressed to the
undersigned and endorsed "Tender
for Dredging Blubber Bay, B.C.,"
will be received until 12 o'clock noon
(dnylight saving), Wednesday, June
11, 1930.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on the forms supplied by
the Department and in accordance
with the conditions set forth therein.
Combined specification and form
of tender can be obtained on application to the undersigned, also nt the
office of thc District Engineer, Post
Oirice Building, New Westminster,
Tenders must include the towing
of the plant to and from the work.
The dredges and other plant which
nre intended to be employed on this
work, shall have been duly registered in Canada on or before the thirty-
first day of December, 1929, or shai!
have been constructed and registered
in Canada since tho said date.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, pnvable to the order of the
Minister of'Public Works, for 5 per
cent of the contract price, but no
cheque to be for less than five hundred dollars. Bonds of the Dominion of Canada or bonds of the Canadian National Railway Company
will bo accepted as security, or bonds
and a cheque if required to make up
an odd amount.
By order,
Department of Public Works.
Ottawa, May 14, 1930. 21-21
The people of this valley are having
a send-off time on Thursday night at
the home oi Mr*-. M. Piercy in honor
of Mrs. Nellie Pearse, who leaves early
next month for England, and who is
esteemed by everyone in the valley.
* *    *
Edgar Carter returned from Victoria
Monday night much improved in
health although not yet able to follow
his usual occupation.
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Thomas Pearse is leaving towards
the end of the week for San Francisco, Calif.
Value Of British Columbia
Mineral Production In 1929
Establishes New High Record
Increased Output and Record Dividends Shown; Outlook for 1930
Reasonably Promising; Mining Operations for Year
Reviewed in Minister's Report
There are 1,130,000 Soviet officials of all categories in Russia, Seventy-five per cent of the officials art
between 17 and 34 years of age.
Some 70 per cent are Communists,
while only 4 per cent were official
under the  Czar.
The Ladies' bridge club held a "Good
Luck" bridge party recently at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Idiens, honoring departing numbers. Mr. and Mrs,
Wing, six tables were in play, flrst
prize winner being Mrs. Ii. Idiens;
second, Mrs. J. Idiens for the ladies:
Mr. Christie, flrst and Mrs. White-
house (substituting), second for the
men. Many regrute were expressed at
the coming depart are of the honor
guests, who will sjSend the next thAe
years in Africa, and during the evening
they were the recipients of a bridge
set as a taken of remembrance of the
friends m«tfe in this district.
•   •   •
The Marine drive at Royston is well
on its way to completion and will be
a big asset to the community.
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The many friends of Tom Simms will
be sorry to hear that he has been confined to his bed for the past week owing to illness.
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Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wing leave on
Monday next for New York on the
first lap of their journey to Africa.
The beautiful new ironer
that does all your ironing
In less then a third of tht
time, while you are comfortably seated.
See the Ironette at our
showroom today — or
better yet, let us demonstrate it in your own
Small down
payment - -
Mrs.   A.  B.  Ball,  accompanied   by
Miss Wynne Ball, left on Thursday
for a five months' holiday to England.
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Miss Olive Kerr, of Vancouver, spent
the week-end holiday with her sister,
Miss Ruby Kerr.
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Miss "Bud'' Feeney spent the weekend in Courtenay, the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Venables.
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The Comox public school football
team put up a good game at Lewis
park on Monday afternoon but were
defeated by a score of 2—1 by Cumberland public school boys. G. Kirk
and A. B. Ball ably handled the whistles.
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Mr. and Mrs. G. Golding and small
[daughter were [he guests of Mrs. Qld-
j dings over the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. McWilllam and Mrs.
Duggan, of Victoria, visited Mrs. Anderson last week.
In announcing the release of his
I Annual Report for 1020, Honourable
j W. A. McKenzie, minister of mines,
i draws attention to the satisfactory
( record of continued expansion in the
i mining industry of the Province. The
year was characterized by a new
high record for the gross valuation
of metals and minerals produced—
the figure being $68,245,443, or
nearly $8,000,000 higher than in
1028. This increased production was
accomplished by widespread development, and exploration and proa-
. pectdng were vigorously carried on
' In many areas. A record figure of
[$13,743,808 was paid out in divi-
' (lends by tlie mining companies of
tlie  Province.
j The Annual Report of the Minister
| of Mines is a complete record of min-
i ing operations in the province, It
| contains detailed statistical figures
ind exhaustive reports by the Resident Engineers and Mine Inspectors;
and is compiled by John D. Calloway
Provincial   minerologist.
Until the last two months of the
year, metal and mineral production
was at a slightly higher rate, in the
aggregate, than in 1928 hut curtailment in November and December
resulted in decreased yearly outputs
in some of the products of the industry. The explanation of the higher
valuation is largely due to the much
higher price of copper metal during
1929 and also a slightly higher average  price of lead.
Tho tonnage of metalliferous ores
mined in the Province during the
year was (i,977,081, as compared
with 0,241,:i!0 tons in 1028, an increase of 11,8 per cent.
By value, the various products of
the mineral industry produced in
1929 are ranked in the following order: Copper, lead, coal, z.iuc, silver,
structural materials, goid, miscellaneous metals and minerals.
The quantity of copper produced
was 1()1,48:!,S57 lb., which is a new
high record and the first time that
the output has been in excess oi
100,000,000 lb.; the valuation at
?18,:i75,082 is also a record figure.
The output of lead in 192!) was
'102,340,208 lb., or only slightly less
than in 1928. Owing to a higher
market price for lead the value was
more than a million dollars greater
than in the preceding year.
The coal production for the year
is valued ut 11,250,260, as compared
with $12,033,150 in 192?, a decrease
of SI.370,800, or 10.0 per cent. The
decrease was general in all district
in theprovince. The decline in coal-
output does not indicate a lessened
fuel-consumption in the province
'nit shows the further inroads being
■ Dyer, and Dry Cleaner,
■ Special family laundry rate.
j ; Orders left at tho Ritz Cafe,
I; phone 150, Cumberland will re-
I ; ceive prompt attention. A trial
,j; order will convince you.
|j Telephones:    Courtenny 220
• Cumberland 150
On Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
; CiHIlrlh.n ;lul
; |[e.lili|lliiflL,-,«
(teas'i n.i iik
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Accomodation The  Beit
Rooms Steam Heated
Canadian Medical Association
made in the Provincial coal industry
by imported fuel-oil and imported
coal, the latter particularly from Alberta.
The output of zinc in 1029 was
172,090,841 lb., valued at S9.20S,
792, which compares with 181,708,-
117 lb., valued at ?9,984,til3 in
1928. It was expected that a record
output of zinc would be made in
1928, but curtailment of mining operations at suine properties and tne
storage of sine concentrates by others in the last two months of the
year reduced the estimated figure
onsiderably. There are large reserves of zinc in thc Province, but
a decideci improvement in the price
(tf zinc metal will be required to
stimulate increased production.
The production of lode gold in
1029 amounted to $3,004,419 as
compared with $;i,88S,097 in 192S
a decrease of 22.7 per cent. The
decrease was mainly caused by a
lower production from the Premier.
Placer-gold output also decreased
the value being recorded at $118,711
as compared with $143,208 in 192S
—0 decline of 17.1 per cent.
Structural materials produced in
1928 were valued at $:),921,7GS an
increase as compared with 1028 of
$313,082, or 15 per cent. This
-•hows clearly that building activity
continued to increase throughout the
province. The larger part of the,
output of structural materials is I
made in the Western district (Southern Coast) and the principle market
is in the Coast cities.
The output of miscellaneous metals
and minerals continued to show in
1921) the rapid growth that has characterized this branch of the industry
in recent years. A value of $1,773,-
815 was recorded for 1920, as compared with 5905,354 .in 1928 and
SlJ0,514 in 1927. The outpu has
therefore been approximately doubled in each of the last two years.
Continued expansion of this branch
of tho industry may be expected, us
there are many deposits of such materials that will gradually be utilized
in Provincial industries.
The outlook for 1930 is that probable declines in the production of
silver, zinc, and coal will be compensated by larger outputs of other met-
:ils and minerals—at least in part.
'•Vith present conditions, however,
it is not to be expected that 1930
will set a new record for production,
but an output close to that of recent
years should easily be attained.
The production figures are shown
in the following table wilh comparative figures for 1928:
Questions concerning Health, addressed to tbe Canadian Medical
Association, IS4, College St., Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondence.
Quantities and Value of Mineral Products for 1928 and 1929.
Cold, placer . .
Cold, lode . . .
Copper .....
Lead .	
Coal, tons, 2240
Struct'al Materials  !
Mis. Met. & Min.    I
oz. |
m. i
lb. |
lb. |
Value $    |     Quantity
I  08,245,443
Bright's disease takes its name
from Richard Bright, an English j
physician, who, in 1827, published
has observations on diseases of the
kidney. Bright's Disease, or nephritis, is an inflammation of the kidney.
The human body is provided with
two kidneys. Their function is the
removal of waste material, the product of tlie working body brought
to the kidney in the blood. They
are indispensihle organs; the life of
the body cannot continue if thej
cease to function.
The kidneys may be damaged hy
being called upon to remove an excessive amount of waste, when they
simply break down under the overstrain. They may be damaged by
poisons whicli are produced in the
body hy germs and which are carried to the kidneys in thc blood
It should be borne in mind that,
during childhood, when scarlet fever,
tonsillitis or any other infection occurs, whether severe or mild, germ
poisons are produced. The proper
care in such cases is necessary in
order to protect the kidneys fron
The focal infection an tonsils,
teeth, sinuses, or other parts, which |
make for chronic poisoning of the
body, frequently lends to nephritis.
Faulty habits of life, which strain
the body, may break down the kidney
Nephritis exists an varying degress
from a very slight chronic condition
to a severe acute stage. It is often
discovered by accident. The individual, not suffering in any way,
considering himself perfectly well,
comes up for life insurance examination, and, much to his surprise,
learns that he has kidney disease.
Sucha chance discovery is fortunate
because it permits of the proper
early treatment which is so necessary if the condition is to be prevented from becoming more serious. It
is surely not wise to leave such vital
things to chance. Is it not much
more reasonable to have a health examination once a year in order to
know if abnormal conditions do exist ,and then to go under treatment
promptly in the earliest stages of
the disease.
The prevention of nephritis begins
early in life. It begins with the prevention of the common communicable diseases and their proper treatment, if they occur. No focus of
infection should be allowed to continue untreated. Proper diet, the
avoidance of any excess in food or
drink, the use of sufficient water,
will prevent abuse of the kidney.
Throughout life, the periodic health
examination to detect any deviations
from normal, allows early correction
of the underlying conditions causing
the trouble.
Ottawa   to   Investigate   Serious   Un
employment  Situation
Ottawa, May 20.—In the House of
Commons Saturday, G. S .Coote (U.
F.A., MacLeod) complained of the
serious unemployment conditions
throughout thc mining districts of
western Canada. He urged that the
government should accede to the
request of wesctrn mining interests
and grant an extension of time in
respect to reduced freight rates on
coal. Mr. Coote read a telegram
from the president of the mine
workers' organization of one of the
Alberta mining districts.
Hon. Charles Stewart, minister of
interior, replied that the government
was looking into conditions, and expected to have full information
shortly, when consideration would be
given to the request,
Prospecting was active and some
notably important new discoveries
were made, particularly the Manvillc
group in the Taku River section.
While doubts are now freely expressed mining because of low metal
prices closing down some producing
mines, the Minister paints out that
the main operations of the Province
are proceeding ns usual that prospecting, scouting ami development
will be active in the 1030 season and
there is much that is cheering in the
continued expansion of the Consolidated Company. A vast new chemical-fertilizer industry is rapidly Hearing completion at this company's
plant at Trail, coupled with extensive hydro-electric development. The
past   thirty   years   has   shown   that
mining .in British Columbia has steadily increased regardless of fluctuations in metal prices or other adverse features and continued expansion is to be expected.
Thc Queen of Spain and her two
daughters have given more tlianj
1000 baby outfits to mothers who
gave birth to chihlren in the maternity house of Madrid during 1920.      i
A new divorce record was believed!
established in Helena, Ark., recently
when Judge A. L, Hitchins granted
33 divorces and refused none in one:
day's court.
First prize. $250 cash—Ticket No.
2323, Series E, won by J. F. Hellyer
Pine Street, Nnnaimo.
Second prize, Chesterfield—Ticket
no. 2954, Series B, won by B. T.
Boies,  R.R.  No.  1,  Parksville.
Third prize, fur coat—Ticket no.
2010, series F, won by G. McLaren,
Prideaux  street,   Nanaimo.
Fourth prize, Beatty washer—
Ticket no. 2011, series A, won by
Miss E. Vater, 306 Selby street, Nanaimo.
Fifth prize, vacuum cleaner—tick- j
et no. 2402, series B, won by Chnrle'
McDonald,   Campbell   River.
Sixth  prize,  row  boat—ticket  no.
1974, series E, won by Mrs. A. G.
Freeze, Alberni.
Seventh prize, bicycle—ticket no.
1178, series C, won by miss Evans
Wentworth street, Nanaimo.
Eight prize, cedar chest—ticket
no. 2328, series C, won by Geo. S.
Wilson, 1200 Homer street, Vancouver.
Ninth prize, trunk—ticket no.
1980, series C, won by Miss Annie
Jackson,   Metropolitan   Stores.
Sunday, June lst—Chemainus vs.
Nanaimo, at Chemainus; Alberni vs.
Courtenay, at Alberni.
Sunday, June 8th—Courtenay vs.
Alberni, at Courtenay; Nanaimo vs.
Chemainus, at Nnnaimo.
Sunday, June 15th—Chemainus vs.
Alberni, at Chemainus; Nanaimo vs.
Courtenay, at Nanaimo.
Sunday, June 22nd—Courtenay vs.
Nanaimo, at Courtenay; Alberni vs.
Chemainus, at Alberni.
Sunday, June 29th—Chemainus vs.
Courtenay. at Chemainus; Alberni vs.
Nanaimo, at Alberni.
Sundny, July 6th—Courtenay vs.
Chemainus, at Courtenay; Nanaimo vs.
Alberni. at Nanaimo.
Sunday, July 13th—Chemainus vs.
Nanaimo, at Chemainus; Alberni vs.
Courtenay, at Alberni.
Sunday, July 20th—Courtenay vs.
Alberni, at Courtenay; Nanaimo vb.
Chemainus. at Nanaimo.
Sunday, July 27th—Chemainus vs.
vs. Alberni, at Chemainus; Nanaimo vs.
Courtenay, at Nanaimo.
Sunday, August 3rd—Courtenay vs.
Nanaimo, at Courtenay; Alberni vs.
Chemainus, at Alberni.
The Bombay Presidency of India
now has nearly 1700 factories.
Orders lefl at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
(if all descriptions
—     WOOD
Will you pay 75c to get rid of Dandruff? Jj
It isnt' at all surprising thnt many thousands of women and U:
men have found the solution to the troubling dandrufi prob- ji;
lem in a 75c bottle of Booster Hair Tonic. jf j
If you have any evidence of humiliating dandruff, begin with jlj
Booiter at once.   Remember that it is entirely safe, and douse jj;
it full strength on the scalp.   You will be delighted to find how Wl
quickly Booster overcomes ordinary cases of loose dandruff. hj
Toiletries, Creams,  Powders,  Sundries,  Cutlery,  etc. fl;
Barber Supplies, Novelties, Tobaccos and Candy «;
Heinz  (J /   Varieties
9 F0R $1.00
Heinz Pickles, sweet or sour, white pickle onion
(a flavor all its own  35c. or 3 for $1.00
Heinz Sandwich Relish   30c
Heinz Salad Cream   30c
Heinz Bottled Vinegars, new price, 10 oz. size
25c; 32 oz. size -15c
Heinz Tomato Ketchup (outsells all others) .'! for (15c
Heinz Chili Sauce   35c
Heinz Ideal Prepared Mustard   25c
Heinz Worcester Sauce, G-oz, 35c; 12-OZ  50c
Heinz Fresh Cucumber Pickle   30c
Heinz Fresh Cucumber Relish   30c
Heinz Small Duchess Queen Olives  30c
Heinz Medium Duchess Queen Olives   40c
Heinz Peanut Butter (medium size   30c
Heinz Peanut Buuter (large size, no oil on top) .... 45c
Heinz Cream Tomato Soup, medium size, 3 tins 50c
Matt Brown s Grocery}
Broadcasting the R 100
Vyhcn the R-10D, Great Britain's huge new dirigible, arrives in thc Dominion shortly, there will
be no excuse fur any Canadian being ignorant of her
visit. The news will be hroadcast throughout Canada
by the Trans-Canada Broadcasting Company from
coast to coast over the radio programme transmission
system of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company';;
The arrangements will include a twenty-four hour
service on the day of arrival nnd will bo put out
through stations in Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Regina,  Saskatoon, Edmonton,  Red
Deer, Calgary, Vancouver, Fleming and Vorlctnn,
Sask. Messages from tlie airship will be broadcast
as she approaches the 76-mlla radius and will Include
a description of the mooring on.* of tha most Inter-
gating »nd exciting moments in thi* v hole programme.
This will be hroadcast hy T, D'Arcy I'inn, managing
editor of the "Ottawa ritizen" as chief nnnr»]m,,>r.
The hroadcast of thc arrival will !><■ supplemented
during the two succeeding days by bulletin ■■ rvicea
and descriptions of special events, Lay-out shows
the R-100 in flight! the kitchen of the air liner, and
th' St. Hubert mooring mast. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY,  MAY 30th,  1930.
Sutherlands for
New Goods
Ladies will be specially interested in our new showing of
WABASSO SILKS, made from Wabnsso Combed Yarns and
Rainbow Silks, Pretty as the Rainbow, for your natty summer
dress. Get a few yards in plain, self colors, of helio, pink,
yellow, gold, rose and fawn, double width, and the price 50c
per yard.
WABASSO SILKS—White with black spots, black with white
spots, white with blue spots, and champ with pink spots, all of
them smart and up to the minute.    Price   89c per yard.
RAYON VOILES—We have a large showing of some of the
smartest colorings and designs it has been our pleasure to
have on display, all in dress lengths—no two alike—see them.
LADIES' SILK BLOOMERS—Made of Rayon. An oustanding
Line of these garments, in nearly every shade wanted, ar.d
made of a good quality materinl that will give absolute satisfaction,  we  invite your inspection.     Price      i)5c  pair.
LADIES RAYON NIGHT GOWNS—See these in the new
shades, done up in very attractive styles and the price $1.50.
Ladies' Sleeveless Silk Blouses in shades of Pink and  White
in   the   various  sizes  at      $2.50  each.
LADIES' HOSIERY—We have an outstanding line of Ladies'
Hose, just arrived by Kxpress from Montreal, in most of the
good colors.    Prices     $L00 per pa*r
LADIES' FULL FASHIONED HOSE—Our oustanding line of
Ladies' Hosiery at $1.50 per pair is too well known to need
much comment.    Try a pair.
The Cumberland Girl Guides will i     Lt.-Col.   Charles   W.   Villiers   re-
111 e n d   the   Cumberland   United j turned to Cumberland on Wednesday
Sunday   evening   at   7]
Visitors in Nanaimo over last week
lend included  Mrs. J.  Hill, Mrs. J.
r   Bond and Mrs. .!. Smith.
'.\ *     *     *
H Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ells, of Dun-
11 can, arrived in Cumberland on Tues-
[ I day on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
' ' ert Yates,  Union  Hotel.
r!      In   answer  to   one   of  nur  valued
'r! subscribers  who   enquired  about  US
f j publishing   thc   tides.     Commencing
j.! next   Friday   wc   wi
>.! publish  local tides \v»
and took up residence at Beaufort
•   •   •
Mrs. T. Piket and family were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. McRrae
over tho holiday.
*    +    *
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, of Campbell River spent the week end witn
Mrs. Davidson's mother, Mrs. W.
Mr.   T.   R.   Jackson,   government
Empire Day Sports mSSmiBIBBI^iaBBBBBBg
sT±!ri,ri Enormous Demand"
Girls' race, seven years and under
50 yards--lst, Gladys Woods; 2nd, C.
Lewis; 3rd,-B. Gibson. iss
Boys' race, eight years and under, j [1|
50 yards-1st, A. Davis; 2nd, Mlnowni; jgs
3rd, A. Futton. \W
Girls' i ace, eight years and under,
50 yards—lst, Alice McCabe; 2nd, D.
Derbyshii:; 3rd, E. Williams.
Boys' i ice, 10 years and under, 50
yards—Is , A. Davis; 2nd, G. Roberts;
3rd, M. 1 arose.
Girls' uce, 10 years and under, 50
a business visitor to Cumberland on
. ,   I Thursday,
ndeavor  to ¥    *    *
by week.     '     M]. am, M|.H John Thompson were
visitors  to   Victoria  last  week,   re-
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Tipton, of Nanai- j turning to the city on Sunday,
mo, were guest
mine inspector for the district was j yards— Is . Betty Brown; 2nd, E. Morgan; 3rd, L. Baird.
Boys' i tee, 12 years and under. 75
yards—Is . W. Coombs; 2nd, M. Hay-
; of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.:
Cumberland City
Band Re 24th Of
May Celebration
(Continued from page 1.
in, do make it hard to get collective
practises during the winter months,
but when you consider that many of
the band members are playing with
the different dance orchestras in and
out of town; that Mr. Murdoch and
myself are always in good shape,
and at all times ready to give our
services for entertainments such as
concerts, etc., you will see the gentleman's statement is very untrue. I
am pleased to say that the band is
in better shape today than it was
twelve months ago.
The statement goes on to say,
"Considering the instruments and
uniforms were provided for the musicians by the generous public." Personally I can't say whether this is
true or not, but when I wus made
bandmaster, I was given to understand that the instruments and uniforms were provided for the musicians by the Canadian Collieries (D)
Ltd. But I do know that many of
those instruments are useless today;
being of a very cheap grade they
quickly deteriorated both in tone
and in appearunce. During my term
as leader of the band we have purchased a new cornet and a new bass,
both first-class instruments to which
the public did not subscribe one cent.
Indeed if it were not for the fnct
that one half of the members now
own their own instruments we would
not be able to raise a band in Cumherland today. The uniforms have
only been worn once since my coming to Cumberland six years ago. I
am sorry to say they are a series of
misfits. They were made-to-measure
for certain band members of long,
long ago,of whom only three are
left, It is customary for bands to
provide themselves with new uni- i
forms about every five years to reg-1
ulate the misfits. The said uniforms i
were never even designed for summer wear. The gentleman does not i
seem to understand the coming and
going of members of a band in the
course of a few years. In this respect the City band has been hit ex-j
tremely hard.
To the statement, "The least one j
could expect is a little in return,"
I would ask the gentleman if he or,
any other person or organization in
town can truthfully say that the
city hand has refused to give its
services when it hus been asked. (
can state several cases in which the
band has given its services for which
donations were promised. Up-to-
date those promised donation! have
not been received. On several occasions members of the band have lost
work to give their services to the
city. The 24th of May celebrations
and the Miners' Picnic we classify as
engagements. After being turned
down on this occasion members of
the band volunteered to play for the
maypole dancing; they were waiting
on the ground, only to iind that the
maypole dance was omitted from the
programme owing to the state of the
Now does the gentleman {whoever
he is) expect a band to exist without an income. To keep up the interest of a band there must be a
plentiful supply of up-to-date music.
Then there is thc up-keep and repair of instruments; at present there
is a requirement of $20 for repairs
to tlie bass drum.
The gentleman does not relate
whether or not public or city pays
for the teaching of the band, or who
does. You buy your instruments,
pay for your tuition, put in years
of practise and study, and are then
expected to give your services at all
times no matter what inconvenience
you may be put to. Gentleman be
reasonable. Mr. Murdoch and myself would have had to lose a shift's
work each. If the band had accepted the engagement for $:!5, it would
have set a precedent which would
be taken advantage of in future
WM. JACKSON,  Bandmaster.
(To Be Continued)
for pure food items. Our regular
patrons know that we serve meats
that live up to the most strict pure
food regulations. Let us serve
you with meats of quality. You're
bound to become very much interested after you have enjoyed
your lirst order. And you'll come
back again.
Phone  UI We Deliver
I Walker nt the week-end, coming up to
attend the Bnlrd-Donelly nuptials.
*    *    *
Mrs. R. Walker, ot Vancouver, formerly a resident here, arrived Satur-1 ing • n Ml. Don,,]^,,,, state(i
day to attend the Batrd-DoneUy wed- tha, ,„ Ma ,nion| under the oir.
dtng and was the guest of Mrs. Jas. L^^^ the green was doin!r M
Balrd- ... ! well as could be expected and that
.   ,,      ,, o„u„,.,c„„   Jka saw no reason why play should
Mr.  and  Mrs. Dave Robertson, ol j
Port   Alberni.,   visited relatives   here | "ot b,
over tlie week-end.
Mr. Donaldson of Vancouver wus
n visitor to Cumberland on Thursday
morning, coming up for the express1
purpose of inspecting the new bowl-
progress by July lst.
Mrs. R. D. Brown, Dunsmuir ave.,
The Merrymakers' orchestra jour. | entertained on Thursday evening at
neyed on Saturday night to Quathiaski j » delightful "500" party with two
Cove where a dance was given by the; tables >n play, Mrs. Chas. Walker
Community club as a fitting climax to; securing the prize for highest score
their May 24tli sports. Mrs. S. L. Rob- j nnd Mrs. Spence capturing consola-
ertson. Mrs. R. T. Brown. Misses tion prize. A delicious supper was
Chrissie Robertson and Gertie Davis served and a jolly time spent. Those
accompanied them. | present were Mesdames Littler, Bell
"   *   * j Buchanan, Kenmare, Spence, C. But-
Mr. and Mrs. R. Littler Sr., Miss Hil-  tl.,,ss jv-> c. Walker, S. Davis and K.
da   Littler,   Wilfred   Littler   and  Bill! D. Brown.
Bennie spent May 24th in Nanaimo. .   •   •
* "   * The Tuesday night bridge club mem-
Mr.   and  Mrs.   C.   McDonald.  Mrs. bers were guests last week of Mrs. A.
Annie   McNeil   and   Alex.   McDonald j Beaton   at  her  home   at  Courtenay.
motored to Nanaimo on Saturday.        Mrs. R. A. Robertson was winner of
• •   • rust prize and Miss Nettie Robertson
Mrs. Phair, who has been the guest' the second.   A very delightful evening
tor some time of her parents, Mr. and: was spent, the hostess serving delicious
Mrs. S. Hunt,
returned with her baby : refreshments. Those making the trip
to her home at Hatzic on> "ere Mesdames J. H. Cameron, R. A.
Robertson. J. H. Robertson, W. Hutchinson. Bruce Gordon and Misses
Nettle Robertson. Carrie Richardson
and Lou Sheppard.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Roberts and Dorothy ond C. Dunn spent the holiday at
Mrs. Westlield. who was delegate of
the local temple of Pythian Sisters at
Harold and Kenneth Peters, of Vancouver, came over at the week-end to
visit  Mrs.  Peters,  who  has  bcen  ill
the recent convention at Powell River, here.
returned  home Saturday. . .,     " " *      .,        . _   .
... I    Mr. and Mrs. J. Beveridge, of Port
Mr. and Mrs. Jus. Thoburn and Edna I Atoni' m°l0™d ',ere t0 ViSit relat-
spent May 24th in Nanaimo. return-1,vra ovcr tne h°;ld.ay-
ing that evening. , ,  ,, , „   ,
,    »    » :    Mrs. Forsythe and little son, of Port
Mrs. Annie McNeil, of Campbellton; Alberni, are the guests of Mrs, Emma
is the yuest of her daughter, Mrs. C. | Potter.
Mr. and Mrs. F, Smith and family,
spent the week-end wilh friends in
John Miller. Sr., came up from Deep
Bay to spend the holiday at his home
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Magnone, of Port
Albern!. spent fhe holiday here, the
guests of the latter's mother. Mrs.
Margaret Mitchell, Mrs Magnone will
remain here Tor several weeks.
Mirs Connie Bird, of Vancouver, was
a week-end visitor to this city.
Donelly - Baird
A very pretty .spring wedding, of interest to many friends of thc principals
took place on Saturday evening last at
the home of Mrs. Jas. Baird, Derwent
Ave., Cumberland, when her youngest
daughter, IsabeUe, became the bride of
James Donelly. Rev. J. R. Hewitt
tied thc nuptial knot in the presence
of only immediate relatives of the contracting parties. The bride, charmingly attired in tan georgette with trimmings of sill; and lace, with fashionable two tiered skirt, was given in marriage by her eldest brother, James.
Miss Margaret Robinson Shearer,
niece of thc- bride, was bridesmaid,
wearing a lovely gown of red georgette
with long bodice and fashionable uneven hemline. Mr. Graham Donelly
was his brother's best man. Mrs.
Baird, mother oi the bride, wore a becoming gown of royal blue.
A reception fullowed the ceremony,
when tlie tables were beautiful with
spring llowers, mauve and white lilac
predominating, and the dining room
prettily decorated, in mauve and white.
Ocupying a prominent place was the
lovely throe-tiered wielding cake. The
happy couple left the same evening by
motor for Nanaimo en route to mainland cities where the honeymoon will
be spent, later taking up residence
here. For going nway the bride don-
med nn ensemble of tan tweed with
hat and slippers to match.
This model of the "Prop-r-Arch"
shoe appeals pat;ticulnr1y to men
who favor Bnijues. But, regardless of the Btyle influence, there are
the built-in, foot-fitting features,
which make thc"Prop-r-arch" shoe
tremendously popular
A new experience awaits the man
who has never worn "Prop-r-arch"
shoes. They are an exceptional
at hievement—the sum of accumulated experience in shoemaking.
The bones, muscles and nerves of
your feet have free action and
Savin's Shoe Store
Cumberland, B.C.
Mr. and Mr.s R. Baker and Ronnie.
of Powell River, spent Sunday here,
the guests of Mr, and Mrs. Jas. Thoburn.
Mr. and Mrs. Dakers, Mr. and Mrs,
Kennmv and J, MoncriefT were among
Cumberianders who spent May 24th in
Mrs. Crawford, of Campbellton, motored here on Thursday to visit her
sister, Mis. Chas. McDonald and to attend the W. B. A. banquet.
* *    *
George Hunden .of Sandwick, spent
the week-end here as the guest of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Hunden, Sr.
* «     •
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson motored to Nanaimo on Saturday.
* *    *
Miss Sadie Brown ,of Port Alberni
public school staff, spent the holiday
here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Brown.
■vshi; 3rd  F. McCabe. 'jfl
Girls' nee, 12 years and under, 75Hiy
yards—Is . Alice Berkley; 2nd, A. Wil-]Sj|
hams; 3rd, Machara. |W
Boys' r ice, 13 years and under, 1C0 Si
yards—Is , W. Coo. lbs; 2nd, M. Hay-j||J
ashi; 3rd, Klmoto.
Girls' race, 13 years and under. 100
yards—1st, Audrey Booth; 2nd, A. Mc-j-gs
Auley; 3rd, A. Owen. | lj|JI
Boys' race, 16 years aiid under, 100i gs
yards—lst, G. McCabe; ^ld, J. Takero; Rll
3rd, H. Sutton.
Girls' race, 16 years and under. 1001 [■;
yards—lst, Barbara Martin; 2nd, Kay ,.
Moore; 3rd, M. Carwither.. !
Boys' race, 18 years und under, 100
yards—lst, G. Brown; 2nd, H. Baker;
3rd, T. Kagouchi. 'hi
Girls' race, 18 years and under. 100 _
yards—lst, K. Moore; 2nd, B. Martin; n|
3rd, Joy McKenzie.
Girls' egg and spoon race, 15 year,
and under, 75 yards—lst, Betty Swin>
gler; 2nd, J. McKenzie; 3rd, Winnie
Boys' sack race, 14 years and under,
75 yards—1st, H. Nordin; 2nd, J. Hara;
3rd, Alec. Stewart.
Girls' shoe scramble, 14 years and
under, 75 yards—1st, Ina Robertson;
2nd, I. Jackson; 3rd, B. Martin.
Boys' relay race, 12 years and under,
team of 4, open to public scl
the   district—lst,   W.  Coombs'   team
2nd, F. McCabe's team.
Girls' relay race, 12 years and under,
team of four, open to the public schols
of the district—lst, Yucko Oglara's
'earn; 2nd, C. Harlrgan's team.
Boy's relay race, 18 years and under,
t?am of four—lst, G. Brown's team;
2nd, H. Sutton's team.
Girls' relay race. 18 years and under,
team of four—lst, Kay Moore's team:
2nd. B. Martin's team.
At this time of the year there is an enormous demand
Lang's Cream Of Lilies
Our many patrons realize that it ia the finest preparation on the market today for keeping the skin white
and soft.
We ship our product to China,
India and other foreign countries
Only 50c. Per Bottle
Lang's Drug Store
Cumberland — — —
Phone 23
i <
ia unaer, 5^
chobs of R|
s'   team; W.
Girls' Dresses   $1.95
Kiddies' Silk Suits  95
Kiddies' Colored Bloomers  35
Ladies' Silk Bloomers  75
Overalls   95c and    1.49
Boys' Underwear       .85
W. H. Anderson
L*4      Phone 15
Union Hotel
Help For Coal
in its initial stages and it will take
time  before  the  results  can  make
  j themselves felt.
For quite a while there was quite      N°'v hJ has «one a .**> Jfur,the,r;
Boys'toee-legged race, 15 years and" flurry of publicity about the coal | ?»*± ^/tep^o^and^hould
under,   75   yards—lst,   Coombs   and  industry of Vancouver Island. It was
Westfleld:  2nd, E. Harrigan and an-j not to be expected that this flurry
other; 3rd. Ogaslii and Hirose. | would prove of any benefit to the
Girls"   three-legged   race,   15   years  industry, or help the lagging fortunes
and under, 75 yerds-lst, Z. Pickering 0f the coal mining communities on
and L. Swlngler; 2nd, E, Guthrie and
K. Fairbairn; 3rd, Yacko and Tsugino.
Girls' .'kipping race. 12 years and
under—lst, M. Hara; 2nd, E. Baird;
3rd, Jean Crockett,
Boys' p How fight, 14 years and under—lst. Nicholas; 2nd, W, Coombs;
3rd, Bud Hunden.
the Island. The motives behind the
flurry were not at all clear, were
never beyond suspicion, and never
at any time disinterested. From a
local point of view the best and the
safest thing to do wns to let the
agitation run its course, and die a
Runnin; high jump, 14 years and natural death for want of something
under—lst, B. Harding; Snd. J. Ban- to feed on. The eoal situation in
nerman;  Ird, Carter. | worse today on the Island than when
Runnin r. broad jump. 14 years and j ibis pres flurry was started ,and to
under—Is . S. Kiyono; 2nd, R. Hard- some extent the flurry is responsible
ing; 3rd. Hayashi. | f(„. itt   Coni cannot be produced any
100 ya ds. open to pupils of al!
schols—Is;, G. Brown; 2nd, J. Tribe.
Ladies' lall driivng contest—lst, Mrs.
A. Muir; Und, Mrs. R. H. Robertson.
Slow bicycle race, 100 yards, 18 years
and und ir— 1st. T. Ogaki; 2nd, N.
Broad jump, open—lst, N. Hill; 2nd,
J. Tribe.
Old men's race, 50 yards. 50 years
and over—lst, Bardo; 2nd, G. Richardson.
I cheaper  in  the  coal  mines  on  the
1 Island if the miners arc to live. Our
] professed   newspaper  friends   never
j attempted   to   find   out   why   there
should be a spread of five and a half
dollars a ton between the price of
coal on the wharf at Nanaimo nnd
basements of consumers in Vancouver.      The    Vancouver    newspapers
played safe by attacking the mine
operators on the Island, saying no-
Pole vault, open—Coombs and Tribe]thing about the dealers in Vancouv-
Miss   Chrissie   Sutherland,  of  Port
Alberni  public school staff,  was  the 2nd, H. Watson.
tied, dividing lst and 2nd prizes.
Chinese race, 100 yards, school pupils
barred—lst, Chow Chee; 2nd, Wong
100 yard dash, open—lst, G. Brown;
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J,
Sutherland,  over  the  week-end.
All owners of dogs are required
to pay the yearly tax by the 30th
day of June, 1930. Unless the above
conditions are complied with, proceedings wall be taken against delinquents. „_   . ^„..„.,.     „   ,„.,,
Tbe expression "Owner" includes Cumberland,   41   seconds;   Courtenay,
Japanese rare, 100 yards, school
pupils barred—lst, J. Nakano; 2nd, M.
Takero; 3rd, T. Dol.
High Jump, open—l6t, A. Eearle; 2nd,
J. Berkley.
Hockey, Cumberland and Courtenay
—Courtenay 1; Cumberland 0.
220 yards, open—lst, H. Watson; 2nd.
F. Stephens.
1 mile race, open—1st, R. Idiens; 2nd.
C. Carter.
Firemen's competitions: Wet test-
Cumberland's time 20'-a seconds; Alberni, 27% seconds.   Hose breaking
every person on  whose premises a;54 secon(jg
dog is harbored.       ^ ^ ^^     j   ^.^ compeMUon
Stewart; 2nd, J. Bond.
lst,   Matt
E. R. Mallins, late of the Capitol
Theatre, Nanaimo, will be iu Cumberland every Friday at Mrs. J, Frizzles, Penrith avenue, teaching violin,
cello, banjo, mandolin and steel guitar.
Mr. Mallins will be pleased to demonstrate any Instrument and guarantee a practical thorough training
to all students. Terms, very moderate, tfn
Fruit Is Beginning
To Arrive
Fresh Fruit is beginning to arrive. As in Past Years
we will continue to handle only the best and patrons
can be assured of prompt and careful handling of all
orders for fruit.
LOST—Lefl   at   Cumberland   Recre.
ation Ground on May 24th, Girl's
Navy  Blue Blazer Coat,    Finder	
please   return   to   Felix   Thomas' 1 =
Office,  Courtenay.  ^  g=
Picked up on Recreation Ground j=|
May 24th, Hunch of Keys.    Owner ^
lean  obtain same  at  this office  byij=:
j paying for this advertisement. [bI
in   (hst-cliiss   shape.     Cheap   for ' ==;
cash, or terms can  be arranged, IK
I     Cost $480 new.    Apply P. O. Hox . ^k
1    431, Cumberland tfn.1 ^
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 Deliveries Daily
er, and professing a moving sympathy for the mining communities
on the Island. This way you get a
lot of sound and flury signifying
nothing, and it is infinitely better
and more satisfying to turn to other
and riuitor sources whose friendly
interest in the Island coal industry
cannot be doubted.
The Hon. W. A. McKenzie, since
he took over the Ministry of Mines,
has shown a real grasp of the situation. He could not shut his eyes
to the deplorable condition of the
coal mining nidustry. He was quick
i o realize the tremendous importance to the province of the industry.
Tn the capital invested, in the number of men at employs, and in the
general contribution it makes to the
prosperity of the Province, the coal
industry is in a class by itself. It
does not take many men in a gold
mine to reach an output whose value
la measured in millions of dollars.
An ounce of gold is worth more than
a ton of eoal. Coal is a necessity
of civilization and in its production
more men are required than in any
other industry we know of. It almost
follows that the prosperity of a big
and important coal industry contributes more to the general prosperity
of a country than any other industry it may have. The Hon. W. A.
McKenzle has stressed these fundamental points again and again. He
realized from the very beginning of
his tenure of office just what the
Province was losing by the gradual
slump in the coal trade. He saw
that not only were the mining communities suffering from the curtailed production of coal, but that the
Province as a whole was losing, the
extra business that a prosperous coal
industry would have brought to it.
He set about the rehabilation of the
coal trade. He brought his department at Victoria into co-operation
with the mines department at Ottawa. He brought coal operators
of the Province into touch with both
the Federal and Provincial mines department. He brought about an experiment with pulverized coal on
a coastal tug.   All this work is only
receive the support of all the coal
mining centres on the Island. He
has taken thc ground that, as a part
of Government policy, all public
buildings nnd all enterprises that are
in any way backed by public concessions, in which fuel is a factor, preference should in every ease lie given to B. C. coal. It is a big proposition, bigger than it appears on its
face, but the Minister of Mines is
simply calling for the adoption in
the case of eoal of principles which
have been generally accepted. All
public buildings in British Columbia,
all Government buildings, should be
heated with British Columbia coal
where the alternative is American
fuel oil. How can British Columbia
as a Province talk of British preference when it uses American fuel
oil in preference to native coal. The
proposition can be carried much
further indirectly. The people of
Canada helped to build the Canadian
Pacific Railway, and they built or
at least they now own the Canadian
National Railways. Is it not a fair
proposition thnt the C.P.R. should
be made to use a Canadian product
where and when it is available in
preference to American fuel oil?
We have huge paper mills operating
in the Province. They are exploiting the natural resources of the province which, in the last resort, are
the resources of the people of the
Province. Is it not a fair proposition that these should be made to nse
Canadian eoal when and where it is
available in preference to American
fuel oil? The Canadian Pacific Railway Company comes into Nanaimo
both with its ships and with its
trains. It is doing a profitable business. Yet with the coal mines working three or two days a week here.
we have the spectacle of its ships
and locomotives operating with American fuel oil. It is more than
probable that the C.N.R. will be coming in here. Let us hope that, if it
does, its ships will he operated with
British Columbia coal. The first
thing to be done is to get behind
the Hon. W. A. McKenzie in his new
crusade and strengthen his handa to
the utmost of power.
—Nanaimo  Herald.
Mrs, Thomas Baird entertained on
Tuesday afternoon in honor of her
daughter Rita's ninth birthday. The
little guests had a glorious time with
games, dancing and singing and during the afternoon, Mra. Baird, as
sisted by Mrs. Irvine served refreshments which were thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Those present
included Rita Baird, Lizzie Baird,
Thomasine Baird, Bessie Carney, Jessie Robertson, Helen Shearer, Kathleen Watson, Ruth Jackson, Margaret Armstrong, Dorothy Huntt
EdithGibson, Norma Tweedhope. Rita
was the recipient of many beautiful
Mr. R. J. Hastings of the "Vancouver Star" waa a business visitor
to this city on Tuesday and waa accompanied by Misses Helen Williams
and Lillian Moore of Vancouver.
They left by motor the same evening for Alberni.


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