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The Cumberland Islander Mar 6, 1931

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Banquet And
Dance Very
Cumberland.Welsh Society Celebrate
Annlveriary of Patron
Thc seventh annual banquet and
dance of the Cumberland Welsh Society was held ut the Cumberland
Hnll on Friday, February 27th, to
commemorate the feast day of St.
David, thc patron saint of Wales.
The affair, though on a smaller scale
than other years, proved a very
successful one, and fully upheld the
record attained hy the Society for
its high standard of entertainment
provided. Mayor Maxwell an his capacity as chairman opened the banquet at 8:16 p.m., and in a few well
chosen remarks expressed his pleasure in once again being present at
a time to which he looked forward
to so much. He complimented the Society in showing such initiative in
following up the customs of previous
years, in view of the depressing period through which we were passing.
Mayor Maxwell next called on the
audience to stand, the orchestra accompanying the singing of the Welsh
National Anthem "Hen Wlad Fy
Nhadan". The tables were laden with
tempting dishes and the popular faggots", a Welsh favorite food, were
handed round. A short concert followed the banquet, Mr. Robert Thomas, who was president of the Cymro-
dian Society of Victoria from 1927-
1930, giving an inspiring address on
the life and aims of St. David, who
was born in the year 472 A.D., his
father being the Prince of Cardiganshire. St. David died in the year 654
A.D. at thc age of 82 years. Mr.
Maurice Thomas, well-known tenor,
rendered a Welsh favorite "Ar Hyd
Y Nob" that was much appreciated
by the audience. Mr. Alf Pilling delighted the assembly with trombone
solos first, "Absent"; second "The
Rosary", both being well received.
Mr. Sam Jones sang "Mona" giving
"Garden of Flowers" as his encore.
Mrs, W. Warren chose "Somewhere a
Voice is Calling" as her first number
responding to the encore with "Sun*
shine of Your Smile". Mr. Robert
Thomas, eloctulonist, gave two humorous readings that delighted the
audience. Mr. E. Sinclair sang
"Trumpeter" in his usual fine style
and Mr. H. Thompson played "Souvenir" as a saxophone solo. Mrs. A.
G. Jones was the accompanist for the
The dance started promptly at 10
p.m., the hall being cleared of tables,
etc., in time. The Merrymakers' orchestra was in attendance and provided excellent dance music for old
and new dances. Mr. T. McMillan
carried through his duties of floor
manager in a very capable manner.
The orchestra, urged by the dancers,
consented to play an extra hour, the
dance finishing at 3 a.m. Following
the usual custom of the Welsh Society entertained the children of the
members at an enjoyable dinner,
dance and concert, upwards of 65
children sitting down to the heavily
laden tables. Members of the Merrymakers' orchestra were in attendance
and added to the children's enjoyment, the members wives and children being the guests of the Socfety
for the afternoon. The following
children took part in the concert:
Songs: Nita Pilling, Madeline Warren, Annie Turner, Jean Brown, Dolores Parkcs, Jackie Price, Bert Williams and Ray Rees; recitation, Irene
Morgan and cornet solos by Jackie
Williams and Jimmy Jackson. The
kiddies had a wonderful time and to
show their appreciation gave three
cheers for the Society and the same
for the orchestra who had so kindly
donated their services.
Mr. John Bennett, superintendent
of the Tulameen Mining Co., of
Princeton, spent a few days in Nanaimo this week on business connected with his company. While in the
Hub city, Mr. Bennett supervised the
removal of machinery from the old
Jingle Pot property near East Wellington, including fan, compressor and
hoisting engine, whcih have been purchased by the Tulameen Mining Co.
and are now being shipped as rapidly
as possible to Princeton where it will
be installed in connection with the
operation of the company in that district.
Whippets Suffer
Defeat Again
Intercatina; lnter*club Cara«a Staged
Thc Cumberland Whippet badminton club have fallen on evil days and
the players appear unable to beat any
club in the district. Individually there
are in thc club as good players as
are to be found on the Island, but
whether it is a case of nerves of lack
of team work it is hard to determine.
On Monday the badminton club of
the Young: People's Society of the
Cumberland United church were
hosts to the Whippets and trimmed
them by 9 to 3, scoring 200 points to
the Whippets 162. Thc games were
thoroughly enjoyed, however and one
or two close ones resulted. Follow*
ing ore the scores with the names of
the Young People's club mentioned
Arst in each instance:
Mixed Doubles—Miss Gear and G.
Horwood beat Mr. and Mrs. Tarbell,
21-10; Miss V. Auehterlonie and S.
Mounce beat Mrs. Gordon and W.
Mason, 21-17; Miss E. Hunden and
J. Auehterlonie beat Miss. F. Sehl
and H. Bates, 21-5; Miss C. MacKinnon and G. Brown lost to MIbs D.
Cannon and T. Graham, 20-21; Miss
M. Walker and G. Tait beat Mrs.
Shields and W. Hughes, 21-16; Miss
P. Hunden and C. Horwood beat Mr.
und Mrs. Bannerman, 21-15.
Ladies' Doubles—Misses P. and E.
Hunden beat Mrs. Tarbell and Miss
Sehl, 15-12; Misses E. Gear and C.
MacKinnon lost to Mrs. Bannerman
and Miss Cannon, 8-16; Misses H.
Walker and V. Auehterlonie beat
Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Shields, 16-7.
Men's Doubles—Auehterlonie and
Mounce beat Tarbell and Mason, 16-
14; Brown and Tate beat Bates and
W. Hughes, 17-15; G. Horwood and
C. Horwood lost fo T. Graham and D.
Bannerman, 5-15.
Help For Coal
Miners Sought
Tariff on Fuel Oil Urged in Legislature by G. S. Pearson; Situation on Island
Victoria, March 5.—A tariff on
fuel oil entering Canada, to aid the
coal industry of British Columbia
over a "transient" period of depression to its rightful place, was backed
up in a vigorous speech by G. S,
Pearson, Liberal of Nanaimo, in the
Legislature Wednesday.
"We arc fighting on the Island for
our very life", he declared in a review of the inroads which use of fuel
oil by the railroads and pulp factories had made into thc coal industry.
Hc gave some examples: Some 12000
people today in the province have
had their means of support cut off by
the decline in the coal industry; fuel
oil imported into Canada in 1930
took the place of 1,000,000 tons of
coal; a railway company going
through the very coal districts used
oil for engine fuel.
In Transient Stage
"The railways and the industries
should realize their responsibility to
the coal industry which has largely
developed transportation," he concluded. "The coal industry is going
through a transient stage, from unscientific to scientific.* operations.
When we have passed that stage we
can well compete with fuel oil.
The resolution standing in his
name calls for a tariff increase on
fuel-oil entering Canada to such
amount as will enable the coal industry to successfully compete and to
place upon fuel-oil, which is thc residue of crude oil imported into and
refined in Canada, a tax which will
have the same effect.
A delegation has just gone to Ottawa with a petition to this effect
signed by 7600 people of the northern part of the Island, he explained,
and he considered his resolution to
be before the House at an opportune
time. Tom Uphill, Labor member of
Fernie, adjourned the debate.
Fire chiefs of Vancouver Island
from Saanich in the south to Cumberland in the north and Alberni on
the west held a most important meeting fn Nanaimo on Saturday last, the
principal matter for discussion being
the advisability of holding a provincial convention of all B.C. tire chiefs,
and preliminary to the holding of the
B. C. convention that the chiefs of
Vancouver Island should first meet
and discuss local matters prior to the
introduction and consideration of the
provincial convention.
The meeting Saturday night went
on record as favoring such a proposal and preliminary steps were taken
towards consumating the provincial
convention proposal. Among those
present at the meeting were: Chief
of Nanaimo; Chief E. Allen nnd Deputy Chief Dick Burke, of Alberni;
Chief C. J. Parnham and Deputy
Chief J. H. Cameron, of Cumberland
Chief Thomson and Bill Leighton,
of Courtenay; Chief Gilson, of Ladysmith; Chief Ackerman, of Esquimau; Chief Sewell of Saanich. Dun-
ean was represented by Messrs Chester and Evans.
Whippets v. Courtenay
The Whippets sent a team of badminton players over to Courtenay on
Wednesday and were decisively beaten, only winning one game out of the
twelve played, scoring 223 points to
the victors 363, The games took on
an aspect of a local derby as the
majority of the Courtenay players
were Cumberlanders. Owing to lack
of accommodation here, many players joined up at Courtenay and the
games on Wednesday between these
friendly rivals were most keen. Following the inter-club games many
friendly games were played and refreshments served. Following are the
scores with thc names of the Courtenay players mentioned first in each
Mixed Doubles—Miss McKinnon
and Capt. Ash beat Mrs. Graham and
T. R. S. Graham, 16-12, 15-13; Miss
Carey and D. Lockhart beat Miss B.
Dando and M. Graham, 15-10, 16-1;
Miss Fairbairn and A. Walker beat
Miss H. Littler and W. Bennie, 16-3,
16-8; Miss Maxwell and W. Brown
beat Miss Dallos and C. Dando, 15-
12, 15-8; Mrs. Cope and G. Brown
beat Miss Cannon and D. Bannerman,
16-12, 16-12, Mrs. Fairbairn and A,
Wilson beat Miss Gallivan and N.
Frelone, 15-8, 15-12.
Ladies' Doubles—Misses McKinnon
and Carey beat Mrs. Graham and
Miss Dando, 15-9, 12-16, 16-6; Miss
Maxwell and Mrs. Cope beat Misses
H. Littler and L. Dallos, 16-7, 15-2;
Mrs, Fairbairn and Miss Fairbairn
beat Misses Gallivan and Cannon, 16-
2, 15-2.
Men's Doubles—Capt. Ash and D.
Lockhart beat M. Graham and C.
pando, 15-5, 16-5; W. Brown and A.
Walker beat T. R. S. Graham and
W. Bennie, 16-11, 16-13; George
Brown and A. Wilson lost to D. Bannerman and N. Frelone, 3-15, 16-8,
Coluumbia Coast Mission
There was only a handful of spectators present at the Anglican halt on
Tuesday night on the occasion of the
showing by the Rev. John Antle of
the beginnings of the Columbia Coast
Mission by lantern slides and moving
pictures. The Rev. John Antle, the
founder and pioneer of the mission,
spoke ln a most convincing way of
the necessity of this great work.
Courtenay Feather
Pushers Defeat
Nanaimo Team
Although the victory of the Courtenay badminton team over the visiting Nanaimo team on Saturday evening was quite decisive, most of the
games were very hard fought, many of
them going to three seta with close
scores. The fact that some of tbe Nanaimo players were just recovering
from the 'flu' may have had something
to do with Courtenay winning by a
far larger margin than hoped for, the
result being nine games to three. The
scores were as follows, visitors' names
being mentioned first in each case:
Mind Doubles
Mist V. Rogers and If. Blunt defeated Min C. McKinnon and Capt. Ash,
15-19, 15-1; Misa J. Hawthornthwalte
and L. P. te Pas lost to Miss O. Carey
and D. Lockhart, 17-14, 12-15, 13-15;
Miss E. Gray and B. Conway defeated
Miss D. Maxwell and W. Brown. 9-15.
15-7, 15-6; Miss W .Pox and J. McCansh lost to Miss O. Fairbairn and
A. Walker, 2-15, 6-15; Miss M. Harwood and J. Carrlgan lost to Mrs. Falrbalrn and H. Stewart, 7-15, 6-16; Miss
Jessop and H. Jones lost to Mrs. Cope
and W. Dobson, 4-16, 3-15.
Men's Doubles
M. Blunt and B. Conway defeated
Capt. Ash and D. Lockhart. 15-13, 13-
16, 15-7; L. F. Le Pas and J. McCansh
lost to A. Walker and W. Brown. 7-16,
15-10, 11-15; J. Carrlgan and H. Jones
lost to H. Stewart and W. Dobson, I-
16, 6-15.
Utiles' Doables
Miss V. Rogers and Miss J. Hawthornthwalte lost to Miss McKinnon
and Miss C. Carey, 1S-S, 11-16, 16-17;
Miss M. Harwood and Miss Jessop lost
to Miss D, Maxwell and Mrs. Cope,
9-15, 4-15; Miss E. Gray and Miss W.
Fox lost to Mrs. Fairbairn and Miss
O. Falrbalrn, 11-16, 14-17.
There was a fair number of members present at the regular monthly
meeting of the Cumberland Conservative Association held in the Memorial hall on Monday night last with A.
J. Taylor, president in the chair, Routine business of interest to the association was transacted following
which the president gave thc members present a verbal report of the recent annual meeting of the Comox-
Alberni Conservative association held
at Parksville. He covered the ground
fairly well and on conclusion was
thanked by the members present for
his very thorough report. Thc secretary reported that many more had
signified intentions of joining. On
looking back over old records it was
discovered Association was stronger
in membership than ever before and
now boast a larger number of members than any association in tho riding.
Efforts Of High
School Students
Are Appreciated
Dramatic Entertainment Showed Result of Careful Training
in Limited Time
There was a large attendance nt
the dramatic entertainment presented by the Cumberland High School at
the Ilo-Ilo Theatre on Thursday night
and the efforts of the students of the
local high were accorded a great reception, especially for thc one-act
comedy, "The Pot Boiler."
The first item on thc programme
was a one-act comedy by George
Ade, "The Mayor and the Manicure"
produced by arrangement with Samuel French, New York. This comedy
showed Mr, W. Kelly as Mayor Mil-
ford, of Springfield, who also had
higher political aspirations, having
quite a session with Genevieve Le-
Clair, (Mrs. Kelly), who endeavored
to collect the sum of ten thousand
dollars from the Mayor, through the
latter's son, Wallie Mil ford (Douglas
Baird) having made violent love to
Genevieve whilst at College. The way
Mayor Milford wiggled out of the
situation to save his son who was engaged to be married to Ruth Foster
(Miss Bowering), caused roars of
laughter, with the result that Genevieve parted with some damaging
letters written by Wallie Milford
during his days at college, without
extracting a cent from the bombastic
Mayor. Finally out of the goodness
of his heart, the Mayor gave the utterly dejected Genevieve one thousand dollars, whereupon she took her
departure after wishing Wallie the
best of luck in his wedded life. The
comedy went over big, was clean and
full of many "wise cracks" by the
This short comedy was followed by
a musical operetta. "Princess Chrysanthemum," by C. King Proctor, and
was exceptionally well staged, some
of the costumes being wonderful creations. Chrissie Robertson as ..Princess Chrysanthemum", was very good
indeed whilst Sheila Conway as the
"Emperor What for Why" played
the part to perfection and rendered
her solos with a feeling worthy of
the occasion. Thora Keeler, as "Saucer Eyes, Wizard &*>., ' captivaUu
the audience with her portrayol of
n very difficult part. May Beveridge
as "Fairy Moon Beam," Edna Watson
as "Prince So Tru," Marguerite Herd
as "Prince So SU," and Alison Geekie aa "Top Knot, Court Chamberlain," supported the other members
of thc cast in a very worthy manner.
The solos were rendered very well
and the choruses showed the efforts
of intensive training. The training
had to be intensive as very little time
was left for the musical part of the
operetta. The efforts of the whole
cast were thoroughly appreciated
and the tutors of the students are to
he congratulated..
Ladies in waiting, beautifully
gowned were: To-To (Audrey Phillips), Yum-Yum (Dora Turnbull),
Du-Du  (Hisako), Tulip (Cazuko).
"Princess Chrysanthemum," wajs
followed by a comedy in one act,
"The Pot Boiler," by Alice Gersten-
berg and was of a very hilarious nature. The scene opens with Thomas
Pinnacles Sud, a playwright and director, admirably portrayed by Wilton Dalby, going over some manus-
scripts when Mr. Wouldby, a novice,
appears on the scene. Mr. Wouldby
is desirous of getting some idea of
the work of a playwright and director and is invited to stay as Thomas
Pinnacles Sud is about to have a rehearsal of a play hc has wYittcn. Miss
Ivory, as the heroine (Nina Shields),
Mrs. Pencil, the Vampire (Therese
Mason), Mr. Ruler, the hero (Dave
Hunden), Mr. Inkwell, the villain,
(Wm. MacNaughton). and Mr. Ivory,
the girl's father (llryson Parnham),
endeavor to go through the rehearsal
as the playwright and director wants
it ,ond not as they thc actors want it.
The result is a vertiable scream from
beginning to end. The audience was
convulsed with laughter and showed
its appreciation. All characters in this
comedy were excellent, with Wilton
Dalby,  undoubtedly, the star.
Taken all round the entertainment
was a really worth while effort and
the high school staff is to he highly
complimented. For thc musical operetta, Cyril Davis, a high school student acted ns accompanist throughout.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Littler, Sr., Robert, Jr., Wilfred and Hilda and Mr.
und Mrs, M. Littler motored to Nanaimo on Friday en route to Vancouver to witness the hockey match
between the Vancouver and the Trail
"Smoke Eaters" of which the latter
teum their nephew .Harry Brown, is
a star player. The party were registered at the St. Francis Hotel while in
the terminal city and returned on
Bishop Officiates at
Ordination Service
Bishop of Colombia Ordains Vicar and
Conducts Confirmation
Cumberland, March 2.—The Bishop
of Columbia Rt. Rev. O. de V. Schofleld
D.D., visited Cumberland on Sunday,
March lst. In the morning he ordained the vicar of Holy Trinity Church,
Rev. T. L. Hipp to the priesthood and
in the afternoon administered the rite
of confirmation to twelve candidates.
The unusual privilege of a rervice of
this kind attracted a large congregation of parishioners from Cumberland,
Royston and Union. The choir of Holy
Trinity church was augmented for the
occasion by members of St. John's
choir, Courtenay. At 10:30 the procession of clergy moved up the aisle to
the accompaniment of the hymn
"Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".
Assisting were Ven. E. P. Laycock,
A.K.C., Archdeacon of Columbia; Rev.
G. L. Bourdillon. M.A., Vicar of St.
John's, Courtenay; Rev. A. W. Corker
of St. Peter's, Comox, and Rev. H. M.
The ordination sermon was preached
by the Rev. G. L. Bourdillon. Taking
as his text Psalm 132 and the 9th verse
"Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness, let thy saints shout for Joy",
the preacher dealt with the spiritual
life of the parish priest and with his
practical duties, stressing particularly
those practical gifts and qualities
which are of so great an advantage to
a priest in his parish work. Rev. Bourdillon pleaded for the sympathetic cooperation of the parishioners in the
work of their parish priest and pointed
out the necessity for a high spiritual
conception of their work in the church.
The Bishop proceeded with the ordination service and the Archdeacon read
the Litany and presented the candidate. After the singing of the hymn
"Veni Creator Spiritus" the Bishop
with the priest laid hands on the candidate and performed the ordination.
B.C. Will Tax
All Incomes
Make   Everybody   Pay   Something
Aim of New Proposals
Every citizen of British Columbia
will be required in future to pay one
per cent of his or her total income
into the provincial treasury, in addition to all existing taxes, so that this
province may meet its bills as it goes
instead of borrowing, and so that
land may be relieved of an intolerable taxation burden.
This, an brief, is the Tolmie government's solution of the present
acute provincial taxation problem, as
revealed to the Legislature Thursday
by Hon. J. W. Jones, minister of finance, in his first budget, the most
important budget by far of recent
times. It provides by the new universal income tax an extra revenue of
$2,500,000 a year of which $500,000
will be used to reduce land taxation
for school purposes in ull parts of
the province. This latter amount will
be applied to increasing the government's present grants towards teach-
ertf salaries both in municipal and In
rural school districts. It will be for
the municipalities and school districts
to see that it is not squandered but
actually used to relieve land owners.
The remainder of the tax, estimated for the next fiscal year at $2,-
000,000 is needed to close up u yawning gap in the government budget.
due to falling revenues and to Mr.
Jones' policy of paying as he goes.
Few Exceptions  Made
There are few exemptions from
the new tax. It will be levied on the
citizen's total income with no allowance off for dependents or for any
other expense. And it will apply to
al) persons making an income in the
province excepting only those who
receive not more than $12 a week;
those receiving mother's pensions,
old age pensions, war disability pensions und allowances; and those
whose income is derived from actual
Mrs. H. Reed and family, who have
been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. Frew
for several weeks returned to their
home in Powell River nn Sunday.
Second Round Of
O. B. Allan Cup
At Nanaimo
En-flei' Teem Choirn
By virtue of a win over Nanaimo
Lumber Company, the local Eagles
soccer eleven advanced into the second round of the O. B, Allan cup
and are scheduled to meet thc fast
Southend Juniors at Nanaimo this
Saturday. The game will start ut 4
p.m. and a big crowd of spectators
is expected. The Southend Juniors
have n big following and as a good
brand of football is played by this
team an interesting encounter should
result of the meeting with the Eagles.
The  latter  will   be  represented   by
The ninth annual meeting of the
Minto Electric Light Co., Ltd. held
recently showed the company, to be
in a very prosperous condition. A
very favorable report was turned in
by the secretary, Mr. J. Stalker which
showed that over Si!,200 invested in
new extensions to supply the various
parts of the district, and a revenue
also double that with which this
small company was started. In the
election of officers Messrs. Hickman
.1. Williamson and Vincent Bayly
were re-elected directors und Mr.
John Stalker manager-secretary.
Valley Pioneer
Passed To Rest
Interment   of   Mra.   Margaret   Lewis
Took Place Thi* Afternoon
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret
Lewis, of Courtenay, widow of the
late Mr. William Lewis, took place
from the Undertaking Parlors of Mr,
Sutton, Courtenay, to St. Andrews
church cemetery and was very largely attended, many from Cumherland
going over to the neighboring city to
pay their last respects to one who
was genuinely liked. Pall-bearers
were Messrs. H. B. Dawley, J. Slessor
Wm. Duncan, W. A. Urquhart. Theed
Pearse and Fred Field.
Mrs. Lewis, along with her husband, first came to the Comox Valley
fifty-four years ago, coming from
California where the lure of gold
took the couple into that country
from Wales. Arriving in the Valley,
the 150 acre farm of Mr. Charles
Green was purchased and this piece
of land included what is now known
as the City of Courtenay, on the east
bank of the Courtenay River. A little
later on Mr. Lewis bought another
stretch of land and went into dairy
farming. He was the first man to introduce Jerseys into the district. Mrs.
Lewis helped her husband considerably in those early days and was a
noted butter maker. Long before
Vancouver became a city her butter
was known at Nanaimo and Victoria-
She was a very keen business woman
and made frequent trips to Cumberland with the products of her farm.
During her many trips to Cumberland she formed friendships which
lasted until the day of her death. The
deceased was very popular in our
city and was a frequent visitor, even
after her retirement and was usually
a most welcome guest at the annual
celebration here of the patron saint
of Wales.
About 1910, shortly after the death
of her husband she went into retirement, living at her residence on the
Comox road since that time.
On taking sick recently, Mrs. Lewis was conveyed to the St. Joseph's
hospital, Comox, where her death
took place on Monday last.
The only relatives in thin country
left to mourn her loss are Mr .and
Mrs. Tom Griffiths, who came out
specially from Wales to live with and
take care of her.
Budget Highlights
Universal tax uf 1 por cent on
all incomes in addition to all existing taxes is imposed.
Now levy will aid municipalities and relieve land holders.
British Columbia expects lo
spend $28,080,030 In the next
fiscal year and t.ike In $28,086,*
096, leaving an estimated surplus of ?8,i>«fi.
New loans in the next fiscal
year will total only $5,000,000
the smallest amount in recent
years ,of which but $2,500,000
will be for new road Construction and $2,000,000 to repay the
present year's deficits, largely
on unemployment  relief.
The present revenues of the
province can not yield more than
$24,750,000 in fixed charges
$0,000,000 for ordinary running expenses. Hence increased
taxation to close up the gap.
Reflecting general economic
conditions, revenues of thc* government dropped to the amount
of $R72,000 in the first nine
months of the present fiscal year
below the income of R similar
period a year ago.
The last budget of the former
liberal government is alleged to
have misinformed the public to
the amount of $4,400,000 by
pudding revenue estimates und
reducing expenditure estimates.
News From the
Cabinet Hears Protest of Automobile
heading in Vancouver Sun. The poor
old chnp has one eonsolation, however, he Is not by himself, we all are.
Wulker, Brown, Bickle, Tobacco,
Conrod and Weir; Howay .Gibson,
Campbell, Stnnt nnd Bartholdi. The
team leaves ol 11 o'clock Saturday
Ottawa, March 4j (Special to the
Islander).—tnterestdng evidence of
the interdependence of one section
of the community upon another was
furnished during the public hearings
on tariff matters which have just concluded.
It has long been i i-cognized, of
course, that industrial Canada cannot be prosperous when agricultural
Canada is in distress hut the relative
measure in which one industry reflects the condition of others is not
so generally understood.
Hearing a protest of automobile
importers aguinst customs regulations which fix their discounts at not
more than 20 per cent Mr. Bennett
summed up the facts which led to the
action taken. The Government had
been satisfied, he suid, that the course
taken was the only one to prevent
destruction of the automobile industry in Canada. Not only was the motor industry faced with annihilation,
but concrete evidence had been submitted to show that 500 other industrial plants in Canada would go out
of business with the motor plants,
while an aditionul 200 plants claimed
the same fate awaited them.
There are probably not more than
a dozen auto manufacturing or assembling plants in Canada, yet they
carry with them the destiny of from
500 to 700 other organizations. And,
if those other organizations be canvassed ,it will be found that they in
turn affect the well-being and prosperity of thousands of employees in
thousands of other businesses. The
net spreads so thnt the business of
every large basic or secondary industry directly, or indirectly, affects
every Canadian business and every
Canadian. The incident of the motor
industry only makes that lesson clear.
The hearings of tariff representations by the cabinet fell short, of public expectations, due mainly to the
fact that those having briefs to submit bad already presented them to
thc Govcrrtntsnt and wore content to
rest their cases. Only four public
hearing's were held and three of these
lasted but a few minute?.
At one hearing the "Consumers'
League" appeared revamped as "the
Canadian Council of Agriculture".
The spokesman, Mr. K. J, Deachman,
protested tariff declaring that tariffs
increased the cost of living to farmers. Mr. Bennett asked if the Canadian Council of Agriculture favored
taking duties off fruits, vegetables
and dairy products and Mr, Deachman replied in the affirmative.
Almost Immediately a cyclone of
protests whirled into the capital.
Fruit, vegetable and dairy producers
denounced the Doachman attitude as
wholly unrepresentative of the industries concerned and declared that
neither Mr. Deachman nor the so-
called Canadian Council of Agriculture spoke for them. Protective tariffs were imperative, it was claimed.
if these brandies of agriculture were
to succeed.
Mr. Bennett announced that close
upon 1,000 briefs had been submitted
to the Government asking advances
or decreases in tariffs during the
coming session of Parliament. All
these applications have boon studied
by departmental officials as well as
by the cabinet. Many will be allowed
In whole or in pari bul where an advance in rate-, li ma.le the Government will Insist upon adequate guarantees thut tin* consuming public will
not I xploitod by those given the
added protection.
The policy was enforced in the motor Industry before, the discount rate
on imported cars was fixed at 20 per
cent, and ii Is understood that the
Government was given ., definite undertaking that Canadian manufacturers would decrease their prices as
a result of larger production and decreased over-head,
Major T. v. Scudmore, of Van-
cnuver, who had a brilliant record in
the lata war will be the guest of the
Comox district Canadian Club tonight at a dinner to be held in the
Winter Gardens, Royston. The Major
will take for his subject this evening
"My Tour Through Italy". Major
Scudmore is a fluent speaker and
there is sure'to be a record attendance at the meeting tonight
Rev, James Hood, former minister
of St. George's Presbyteojan church,
Cumberland, now of the Belmont Un-
Iter church, Victoria, will preoch at
the morning and evening services at
the Cumberland United church on
Sunday. March 8th at 11 o'clock and
7 o'clock. The Cumberland Islander
ANGLERS will, undoubtedly, give general approval to the new Dominion order-in-eouncil
reducing the daily limit for fishermen from
25 to 15.
Fifteen fish of more than eight inches in length
are plentv for any fisherman. In fact, most of lis
are quite tickled if we can get half a dozen fail-
sized specimens. It has usually been our lot to
come back empty-handed and we were always envious of the man who talked about getting his
limit all the time.
The taking of 25 has usually been confined to
the brook trout, and it seems a pity tu remove
these little fellows in such a daily quantity from
our streams. Insofar as the lake fish are concerned
no one could have any legitimate use for 25 each
none of its real wealth. It is living saner than
when everyone was unrestrainedly optimistic.
The time has come to cast off our doubts and
fears, our hesitancy and timidity, our spasm of
"nerves". The time for fresh planninng, new
enterprise, hard work, driving force, initiative,
concentration on business is here. Let's go.
With leaders of our coal industry at Ottawa,
consulting with the government in an effort to
bring about protection for our trade with a fair
prospect of getting that measure of protection to
whicli we are justly entitled, we have nothing to
fear for the future. Let's all give business generally a boost. Snap out of it!
Victoria, March 4—Licenses ol
five B. C. hotels and clubs were suspended by the liquor control board
this week, according to an official
statement of the board. The list is
given as follows: Kingston Hotel,
Vancouver; Yale Hotel, Vancouver;
Kalamallia Hotel, Vernon; Sour-
dovish Club, Stewart, and Canadian
Legion. Veterans' Club, Enderby,
THE reduction in lighting rates in Vancouver
since 1917 is now 60 per cent.
Progress is so fast in the electrical industry
that the old figures of 03 per cent, reductions are
now out of date. In 1917 the rate in Vancouver
was 8.8 cents net per kilowatt hour. Today the
average rate is 3 cents a kilowatt hour. The difference, 5.8 cents, figures out at practically 00 per
cent of the old rate.
If you include the Hat rate water heating, which
costs* about half a cent a kilowatt hour, bringing
the average for a house down to about 1 cent a
kilowatt hour, tho reduction is even more startling.
There are very few communities on this continent, if any, which can claim a reduction in lighting rates of this size, and it has all been done voluntarily by a privately owned public utility company.
THIS country is sound at the core, sound politically, sound financially, sound industrially,
sound commercially. Agricultural prices too,
have been thoroughly deflated, even over-depressed, The nation has its health. It has lost little or
TIIK PRODUCTION of British Columbia coal could be
increased by 5(JU,6U0 tons a year giving employment
lo 1000 men, support 5,00o people and adding $1,-
800,000 lo thc annual payroll of Briti'h Columbia if the
railways used pulverized coal instead of oil on B, C. lines.
Tbe only thing which prevents the use of pulverized
coal is lack of research to devise equipment to allow it
lo be used. Until such equipment is perfected oil will
increasingly displace coal on the railways.
This is a problem for joint action by the collieries and
the railroads.
Let tbe Dominion Government increase its present ridiculously low grant of only about $600,000 a year to
the National Research Council, and turn tbe Council loose
on a few such industrial problems, instead of so limitim;
thc appropriation that the Council is forced to confine
its attention to pure unapplied and theoretical research.
In Canada today, when our most pressing problems are
industrial. Government spends $25,00(1,000 a year on its
militia and only $500,000 on research. Let the two grants
be traded for live years, if no other funds are available,
and tiie aspect of Canada will be transformed.
Consolidated Mining and Smelting at Trail finds it pays
to maintain a research department more up-to-date than
even its mechanical and power plants. Canadian business
pays tlie Government millions a year in taxes. Let the
Canadian Government spend some of this money on research and we'll need less protection.
By research, in this instance, is meant the practical,
workable application to Canada's business of scientific
discoveries made already. There is no point in multiplying theoretical findings which remain in annual reports
of institutes.
Turn our college trained young men loose on practical
problems, and you will check their exodus to the U. S. A.
and increase Canada's producing power.
ti. C.'s coal industry, say the geologists, needs bringing up-to-date in every branch, production, distribution
and application.
ftcaltlt 5bvfce
(gatiauian HJpbiral Aaanriatiuti
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical Association, 184 College St.,
Toronto, will be answered per-
Dross according to the weather,
not according to the time of the year.
The amount of clothing required depends upon the temperature, not
upon the month or day of the year.
Individuals differ; some require to
wear more clothing than others in
order to keep warm.
The amount of clothing required
also depends upon occupation and
upon working conditions .In a heated
room, no move clothing is required
than i.s worn out of doors in summer.
Too much clothing causes the body
to perspire excessively and then, almost surely, chilling occurs when the
individual goes out into the cold.
The habit of not removing outdoor clothing when sitting indoors
causes perspiration with subsequent
chilling, and sometimes this is followed by a cold or some other infection .Chilling of the body should be
avoided, nnd it is pointed out that,
as we have said, chilling usually results from too much clothing rather
than from an insufficiency.
The feet should be kept dry. If we
get our feet wet nnd then sit at home,
or nt school, or at work, our feet are
chilled while the rest of the body remains warm. In some way, this favours the occurrence of colds. If the
feet do become wet, shoes and stockings should be changed and tbe feet
given a brisk rub with a towel,
Underclothing is requited to protect the outer garments from the perspiration of the body. It also serves
ns a covering which may he changed
as the temperature change.*:. The
outdoor worker in winter usually
needs to wear Woolen underwear in
order that he may keep warm. Wool
has the advantage of absorbing per*
BpiraUon and nf allowing hapid evaporation; in this way the wearing of
woolen garments prevents chilling.
Underclothing should be changed
as often as is required to so at*, to
keep it clean. Soiled underwear is
offensive, and, besides, it favours the
occurrence of skin diseases.
Much discomfort and actual disease may be avoided by giving some
attention to clothing from a health
point of view. The body covering
should be clean. Clothing should be
sufficient to keep the body warm. Too
much clothing, which causes perspir-
ntion, leads to the chilling of the
body. Sitting with wet feet predisposes to colds, so the feet should be
kept dry. Kemove out-door clothing
when indoors, and put on additional
clothing before going out.
"soft," or foolish.
Modern science has not yet discovered why it is that even in families
of highest Intelligence then1 is occasionally a child who falls far below
his brothers and sisters in intelligence. Unable to receive much, if
any, benefit in tlie schools, these children, until recently, were allowed to
grow up largely ignorant and untrained in ways of making a living.
It was perhaps natural, therefore,
thut they should, in one way or another, often get into serious trouble.
A large percentage of vagrants,
paupers, petty criminals and prostitutes belong to this clas.s.
With better understanding of the
nature of their trouble, it is now possible to recognize them at an early
age, While most of them have more
or less difficulty in getting very far
with the three lt*s, they can often
with patient and careful teaching,
learn to use their hands. Many of
them are capable of learning simple
—•-Vancouver Sun.
of Canada now have special classes
in which manual training is the keynote of instruction.
This is a very fine advance over the
days of old, hut there is still room foi'
improvement. Classes such as these
must yet he established in the vast
majority of the smaller towns, and in
places where there are only a few
backward children some other means
of dealing with the problem must be
In another way present arrangements do not go far enough. These
classes are, of course, in grade
schools, one for boys and one for
girls, which take these children after
sixteen and finish their training.
They are proving very successful in
fitting backward children for Life.
Similar schools should be established
in every other city in the country.
(Information on any point not
covered here will be given in
later issues if you will address
questions to "Mental Health"
111 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario.)
; b   this  end   in   view
in the principal cities
Health Forced
Her to Resign
"I'd gotten so nervous and rundown from stomach trouble, I had
to give up my position as a stenographer", declared Mrs. K. K. Johnstone ,21-37 Robson St., Vancouver,
who   formerly  lived   at   Woodstock,
N. It. "I had frenquent dizzy spells;
my hands and feet felt cold from
poor circulation and my enmnlexion
became pale.
"Since taking four bottler, of Sargon, all these troubles have disappeared and I haven't looked or felt
as well in years. It has 'pepped me
up' so I feel like going hack to work.
"I also used the Sargon Pills and
they're the best thing I've ever taken
to kepp the system well regulated."
Sold by Lang's Drug & Hook Store.
Mr. II. H. Pidcock, a noted hunter
of the Campbell River district was
fortunate enough to bag three cougar during last weejt.
Mr. J. Sharpies, "Johnty" hau under construction a new dairy to. mept
the d« mahds of the Comox Creamery
Association for sweet cream to ship'
In the financial statement of the
City of Courtenay just published the
municipal owned electric light plant
shows a proflt on the year's working
of -■:;l-i, 117.25.
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros1.
Phone  71   or  23,  Cumberland
Courtenny Phone 200
Let  ua  make things look  like
new (or you thi* Spring.
The players comprising the cast in
"Safety First", took their play to Comox on Friday last, but were greatly
disappointed nt the sparse attendance. The play wus snid to be even
better than when staged at Cumberland and the audience showed their
appreciation in no uncertain manner.
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Monday and Tuesday
March 9th and   10th
Buck Duane was too fast on the draw
as he galloped out of town, a Sheriff's
posse at his heels. Over the vast
plains to a series of as glorious adventures as ever man of the great
arid romantic West ever lived.
Great Outdoor Romance
Lucille Browne
Myrna Loy
Walter McGrail
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" They go down
to the sea in
ships" . .
Eternal with mystery,
bigger than continents,
wild with storms . . .
and only the most daring will challenge it.
Such a man was Wolf
Larsen, ruthless, courageous, inspiring fear
in his crew . . . One
Jack London's
great creations.
Milton Sills
Jane Keith
Raymond Hackett
and Thursday
March Uth nnd 12th
He was captain, lord and master,
overlord supreme of a ship, bound
for a remote port on the wide Pacific
. . . While she was a woman who
feared no man—anywhere . . . it's
Jack   London's  most  stirring  story.
Friday and Saturday
March 13th and 14th
Feet First!
- -—-•—P*je--—^a»r TS3*TT",3Ua*»*nl
From Up to toe-hell tickle you
You'll bate your breath though you're bursting
with laughs! When you see and hear the Lloyd
joy in his new tickle-thriller. Here today! Ha.
waii tomorrow! The hnlr-raising adventure of
an ambitious shoe-clerk who can't keep his feet
on the ground. Or his heart under control! A
ridioutoua revel of riotous, up-dn-the-clouds romance that keeps thc chuckles chugging a smile-
a-second. At last tho orglgijial thrill-provider
surprasses his own palpitating achievements.
"Feet First" heats "Safetv Last!"
In  every community there are  a
few  individual*  who  nre  simple,   nr l'HUJAV, MAKCI1 (itli,  IU31.
You can
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serve this delicious Corn Syrup - -
you'll save money and add greater
nourishment to the meals because it
is famous for its energy producing
value, and is extremely economical,
delicious and wholesome. Doctors
endorse its food value.
Make It a daily habit - - eat more of thii
Corn Syrup with your meals - - eat It with
bread and butter, pancakes or waffle*, or
serve It with baked apples.
Ask your grocer
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See that it bears the name of Hot-
point or Manning-Bowman which
stand for outstanding quality in Electrical Appliances.
A full lino of percolators, waffle irons
grills, vacuum cleaners, irons, curling
tongs, etc., always on hand.
for Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Union Bay
Mr. and Mrs. A. Kay, Miss Oreta
Kay and Mrs. E. Anderson motored
to Nanatmo for the week-end.
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Auchinvole are
spending a few days In Victoria, the
guests of the latter's mother, Mrs. J.
Mrs. D. R. Haggart is visiting in
Nanaimo, the guest of her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
The S.S. "Princess Norah", of the
Skagway-Vancouver run, relieved the
"Princess Royal" on Sunday, the latter being overhauled.
McDonald - Edwards
Cumberland, March 2.—The marriage ts announced of Miss Marjorle
Lillian Edwards to Mr. John Wallace
McDonald, both of Vancouver, the
ceremony taking place on Thursday
morning last at Chalmers church. The
bride is the youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Edwards, former
residents of Cumberland and is a graduate of Arts '29, TJ. B. C. The best
wishes of many Cumberland friends
will be extended the young couple,
who after a month's honeymoon In
California will take up residence In
the terminal city.
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
Phone 75
A. I!. CLINTON, Manager.
Birthday Party
Held For Two
Cumberland, March 3.—The home of
Sam Williams, Sr.. was on Monday the
setting for a Jolly family gathering
honoring the 20th birthday of Joe Williams and the 13th birthday of Miss
Alma Ellis, son and granddaughter of
the host. Music, singing and games
occupied the guests, while at cards,
which were played ln the early part
of the evening, winners of the prizes
were: Ladles' Miss Beth Dunsmore;
gentlemen's, Ed. Williams; consolation, Tom McMillan, Jr. Centering
the supper table, Laden with delicious
good things, was a lovely birthday
cake. Many beautiful gifts were presented to the honor guests in token of
the event. Those present were: Sam
Williams Sr., Mr. and Mrs. S. Williams
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Williams and
family, Mr. and Mrs. T. McMillan
and family, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Brown
and George. Mr. and Mrs. J. Ellis and
family, Mr. and Mra. R. Childs, Mrs.
B. Tarr and Miss Beth Dunsmore.
Manufacturers of
Rough and Dressed Lumber
All higher grade finishings, Moudings and every
building material.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
R. R. No. 1, Cumberland, B. C.
(Office, Cumberland 159
I Night Call, Courtenay 134X
Surprise Party
For Jean Quinn
Cumberland, March 2.—Miss Jean
Quinn was happily surprised on Friday
evening; when a number of friends called at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Quinn, spending a merry time
in various amusements and music. Delicious refreshments were served by
girls of the company assisted by Mrs.
Quinn. Those present included Alice
Brown, Winona Baird, Bessie Brown,
Chrissie Robertson, Margaret Marpole
May Beverldge, Lily Pickettl, Barbara
Martin, Margaret Westfleld, Leland
and John Bannerman, Floyd McMillan,
Bryson Parnham, J. Tierney, Williert
Auchterlonle, Harry Waterfield, Douglas Baird, Ben Nicholas, Preston Bruce
Gordon Robertson. BUI MacNaughton.
I By Frank MIELL j
i        In tlie North Shore Review j
Looking over an old army magazine recently, I came across—and
chuckled over—the following comment :
"We are glad to note that our ser-
genn'.-majors hold thut proper respect
shouid bo shown on church parades.
Last Sunday, some of tho men neglected to remove their caps when inside the church. Said thc C.S.M.. 'You
men .take off your caps. Where the
h— do you think you are, anyway?"
flood old church parades! Compulsory religion, for which you were
tugged C. of E. (Church of England)
O.D. (Other Denominations) or R.C.
(Roman Catholic). It was no use
complaining that you were an atheist,
or a Freethinker, or a Holy Roller—
any of these either shoved you in
with the O.D. or got you a day's labor
or. a messy fatigue. If you were fond
of music, you went in the C. of E.
parade which was led hy the brass
band playing "Onward, Christian
Church parades were compulsory,
yet I've known of a company leaving
the parade ground a hundred and
twenty strong, and land at the church
with only the sergeant major to it!
This happened to the last company
in the parade. There wns a congestion
of traffic in the immediate area of
the camp church, and the S.M. was a
bit deaf and stiff necked. Huts lined
the paths, huts built level but on
steeply sloping ground, so that while
the east ends were flush with the
ground, the west ends were set on
piles four feet high. The parade
stopped, but the band went on playing. With one accord this rear company dived underneath the huts faster than they had ever taken cover
from an air raid. The parade moved
on. At the church, the S.M. turned
to give his orders. "No 6 company!"
he yelled. Then stopped, his eyes
starting out in unbelief, his jaw
agape, for he had no company to give
orders to. But, he yelled again, "To
h— with you all!"
We hadn't a large number of R.C.s
in one depot, but they were all good
Catholics. They went to church in the
town, a mite or so distant, and not
one of them tried to heat parade. A
sergeant was always in charge of
them, and always he marched them
back very regimentally. They were,
in fact, a shining religious example
to all the depot; that is, until one fine
day the priest turned up at the depot
orderly room.
"Has this depot no Roman Catholics?" he asked.
"Why, surely!" he was told, and
the orderly sergeant produced the
parade statements for thc past few
weeks to prove his words. These
showed around fifty R.C.s on parade.
"That's strange", commented the
priest, "They haven't been to mass
for a very long time."
Quite true, it turned out. They
hadn't. That sergeant had marched
them off the parade ground after inspection, along the main pike towards town, up over the cliffs to a
nice, quiet cove for a bath. After
the bath, he marched them to a cottage where they had a standing Sunday order for tea and cakes. Then,
he formed them up again, and marched them back to the parade ground
to be dismissed, according to the
army Hoyle. But never again. They
went to mass after thatl
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A number of sergeant instructors
in a certain depot grew so lax over
church parades that their numbers
dwindled from a hundred and fifty to
twenty-flve. This riled old Tommy,
the training sergeant major, so much
so that he determined to cure them.
He addressed them on the Saturday
"Now listen, you blighters! Every
man jack of you who hasn't a weekend pass will go on church parade tomorrow morning, or he'll find ham-
self on the carpet on Monday." He
consulted a list in his hand. "I've got
you all here. There'll be sixty-five C.
of K., sixty-one O.D.s and eleven
R.C.b" The instructors chuckled.
They knew old Tommy lived in the
town, and liked his Sunday morning
bed as well as the next man. They'd
heard it all before. Therefore, they
carried on in their usual Sunday
manner, most of them not bothering
to get up for breakfast. They were
rudely awakened. A sergeant burst
an the huts. "Get a wiggle on, fellers!
Old Tommy's here—on the warpath."
Blankets were tossed aside, men
shook sleep out of their system with
a jerk, and there began one of the
funniest games of hide and seek one
man ever told another about. As old
Tommy would enter a hut, a mob of
half-naked men, carrying clothes and
hoots, would hurst helter-skelter
from the other end, and beat it to a
hut Tommy had just left. All Tommy would find was two or three industrious, and very blank-faced,
dense soldiers, cleaning buttons. He
soon caught on and then thc real fun
started, for old Tommy hnd a fine
sense of humor. He kept those fellows dodging from hut to hut nt such
a brisk pace that they hadn't time to
get dressed. Finally, with a masterly
flank movement, he trapped about
thirty of them. He looked them al!
over with a shrewd gaze. "I've got
you all!" he chuckled. "You'll all be
on church parade an fifteen minutes
—and properly dressed!" And they
Good old church parades! They
never harmed a soldier!
Teat Proves Sales Campaign in Newspapers  Is  Effective  Says
Fishing Executive
Vancouver. — Definite assurance
that the "Clover Leaf" salmon advertising campaign, which commenced on January 18, will be carried on
during the ensuing months of 1981,
is given in a statement issued here
liy Mr. Richard J. Gosse, Managing
Director, British Columbia Packers,
The "Clover Leaf" salmon advertising has appeared in newspapers of
Canada during the months of January and February. Mr. Gosse's announcement means that it will be
continued, and probably be enlarged,
after the first half of this year.
"Response to our advertising at
thc end of the flrst two months justified our faith in this arm of merchandising and the marketable surplus of
Canadian salmon has been greatly reduced", states Mr. Gosse.
"Salmon sales everywhere in Canada have been greatly increased by
the "Clover Leaf" campaign. Our
experience has heen the same as that
obtained by every other industry that
adopted modern business principles
To direct attention of consumers,
Canadian industries must advertise."
"We have also found that newspapers constitute one of the most responsive types of media for speeding
sales. The whole foundation of our
campaign was laid in newspapers,
and sales immediately followed the
appearance of our advertisements".
Give 'Em a Chance
Bride—"These eggs are very small
I must ask the egg-dealer to let the
hens sit on them a little longer."—
Nebelspalter (Zurich).
Increase In
Motor Licenses
Some figures taken to January 1st
of this year seem rather at variance
with a period of depression. The number of motor cars registered in the
province to January 1, 1931, was 62,-
119 as against 58,522 for the same period a year ago, an increase of 3,597.
The number of telephones this year
is 126.251 as against 122,359 for the
previous year, an increase of 3,892. In
the number of telephones to population British Columbia has an easy lead
over all the other provinces.
Former Minister
Of Cumberland
tg Passes Away
Cumberland, March 3.—The death
occurred on Saturday at Vancouver of
Rev. John A. Logan, D.D.. veteran
minister of Presbyterian and United
churches at the ripe age of 84 years.
He will be remembered by pioneers of
this district having been pastor of St.
George's Presbyterian church in the
early days. Surviving are his two sons
Prof. H. T. Logan of the classics department, University of B. C. and a
former Rhodes scholar, and J. W. Logan, manager of the Commercial Drive
branch of the Royal Bank of Canada,
formerly of the Cumberland branch.
Courtenay Man
Appointed Census
J. N. McLeod, of Courtenay, has
been appointed census commissioner
for the Comox-Alberni electoral district and will commence his organization at once.
Plans are being formulated according to R. H. Coats, chief commissioner
of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics,
to make the forthcoming census the
most complete in history of the Dominion.
Working under the direction of each
commissioner will be a large number
of enumerators who will canvass every
building in the district and question
the occupants.
Work will start on taking statistical
information on June 1, and it is expected that such an intensive drive
will be made to gather all available
information required, that the returns
will be completed by July 1.
Immediate Start
The duties of the commissioners will
require them to commence work almost
Immediately In order to organize their
forces and instruct enumerators in the
proper manner of collecting data.
It is mandatory that citizens answer
the questions of the enumerators, and
any failing to do so, or obstructing the
taking of the census are liable to heavy
"The Dominion in a Nutshell" is
the arresting sub-title of the widely
known annual, "50OU Facts about
Canada," compiled by Frank Yeigh,
the recognized authority on the Dominion through his writings and lectures, This HO-page booklet, now in
its 28th year, has become indispensable to thousands of Canadians,
while it is in increasing demand from
other countries desiring to learn of
Canadian conditions. 50 chapters,
ranging alphabetically from "Agriculture" to the "West" and "Yukon"
tell the story of the country's progress in a series of brief crisp sentences easy to locate and assimilate
*■—a story thnt is both cheering nnd
stimulating. It is extensively used by
governments, corporations, colleges
and schools, and also as a means of
"selling Canada' 'to people in other
lands. It is therefore a most valuable
advertisement of the Dominion. Most
news dealers carry it, or it may be
had, nt 85 cents a copy, from the
Canadian Farts Pub. Co., 588 Huron
St., Toronto 5.
Abandon Idea Of
Mine At Nanoose
It will be remembered that Clifford W. Haney and Douglas Forbes,
both of central British Columbia, ac-
rived in Nanoose several weeks past,
with the intention of mining for coal
along the shore of Nanoose.
As far as these two gentlemen are
concerned, the proposed work has
been abandoned. While it is reported
to be evident that there is a large
amount of coal there, and only a short
distance below the surface—as compared to the usual depth—they state
that transportation of the product
would be too high, inasmuch that by
sea would be the only means of transit
from that particular location, unless
they went to great expense In order
to secure other methods.
Local Eagles
Defeat Tyee A
Football Team
Score 4-2 Win to Complete  League
Schedule Without Loss
On Sunday last the Cumberland
Eagles travelled to Campbell River
to meet the Tyee A team of Quathiaski Cove in the final game of the
Upper Island League. Although it
rained during the entire ninety min-
ture of the game was the fact that
grass one, wns in fair condition. The
result wns a 4-2 victory for the
Eagles, the local team hns not suffered a single defeat throughout the
entire league. A commendable feature o fthe game was the fact that
not one foul was awarded for rough
play. Thc Kagles and Tyees getting
along like two bugs in a rug—now
"ain't that sumfin' " inasmuch as a
contemporary would like to brand the
locals as the world's roughest players.
The game started at 2 p.m. in a
drizzle of rain which continued
throughout, and from the kick-off
the Eagles took on the offensive.
After several minutes of play Stant
scored the opener, the shot resulting
from a scrimmage in front of goal
and taking the goat-keeper by surprise. The same player made it two
shortly after on a peach of drive.
Gibson scored the third and last of
the half when he duplicated Stant's
first goal. The Tyees made several
promising rushes during the half but
finished rather poorly, J. Barfleld at
inside left being the originator uf the
The second half was only minutes
old when Howay put the locals four
up with a nice shot. With four goals
to their credit the Eagles were content to let the score stand at that.
With the Eagles playing defensive
ball the Tyees increased their efforts
and after much end to end play, the
Tyee centre received a pass and beat
the backs to score the opener for his
team. Back came the Tyees from the
kick-off and after much pressing Tobacco was unfortunate enough to
have the ball strike his arm in the
penalty, referee Carney promptly
awarding a penalty. The Tyee half-
hack H. Moon took thc kick and gave
Walker no chance to save. Shortly
after the centre-off the whistle blew
for full time.
The teams were:
Tyee's: W. Roberts. T. Assu and
J. Windram, (I. Dick, H, Moon and
A. Sambrook, C, Peterson, J. Barfleld
J. McLean, II. Assu and T. Price.
The Eagles: Walker, Brown nnd
Bickle, Tobacco, Conrad and Weir,
Howay, Gibson, Campbell, Stant and
One upon a time an enterprising
poultryman crossed his hens with
parrots to save time. He used to
spend much time hunting the eggs,
but now the hens walk up to him and
say, "Hank, I just laid an egg. Go
get it!"
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay •
... .
... :
PHONES;     220—Courtenay •
150—Cumberland S
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber &. Hairdresser
Child'n's hair cut any style 36c
Ladies hair cut any style 60c
P. P. Harrison  |
Main Office I
Courtenay         Phone 2E8  J
Local  Office J
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings  •
Telephone  11 BR or 24 5
He remembered
birthday by
Mother's birthday! And
her ton was in a distant
city,, too far away to reach
home for the anniversary.
He couldn't get home—but
his voice could. He decided
to call his mother by longdistance   telephone.
Happy birthday! Mother!" came the son's voice
over the wire. What a wonderful treat to hear that
voice again! Mother said
later that it was the bot
birthday surprise she had
ever had.
Whatever the anniversary
a telephone reunion will add
to tne joys of thc occasion.
Orders left at  Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
nf all descriptions
Automobile Side Curtains nnd
Harness Repaired
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C. FRIDAY. MARCH Sth, 1931.
New Rayons
New Prints
New Broadcloths
Rayons are con side red very good for Spring and Summer, und
tve have a new assortment of Rayon's. .Spots aro considered
exceptionally good) we have navy and white, white and blue,
white and navy, blue and navy, white and red. 86 inches wide
and the price pel yard  50c
BROADCLOTHS—A good assortment of broadcloths, in a
splendid quality, fully 86 Inches wide, in colors rose, two shades
of preen, navy, yellow, red, pink, white anti hello . . we
guarantee the quality and colors . . . all at, per yard 29c
PRINTS—A new selection oT the newest in prints, the designs
are good, and the grado of cloth will give thc utmost wear,
fully 3(1 inches wide and 35c per yard or :t for $1.00
KAYSER HOSE.—Wo have just received a special line of the
Kayser Hose. Kayser is known from coast to coast, they are
full fashioned ,all silk, and thr new low price on this well-
known line is, per pair ...     $1.00
BROCADED SILKS IN RAYONS.—We have a new selection
r.f this well known tine of brocaded silks and there are bo many
uses for them, that it would pay to secure some at the price
quoted. The colors are rose, navy, white, pate (due. deep blue,
hetio and fawn, the price per yard  49c
NEW DRESSES.—.Siime smart dresses made of good quality
prints, the colors are absolutely fast, the stylos arc right and
all at one price, each  $2.95
BOYS' NAVY CORD PANTS.—A shipment just arrived of
Boys' Cord Pants—just what the younp folks want at present,
and the kind that wilt give good wear, prices $2.95 to $3.95
Sutherland's Dry Goods
In the name of - - {
Huy your fresh fruits and vegetables where quality is
paramount .... and where value is not forgotten.
May we 'phone for your order daily? Our legion of
satisfied customers is our best guarantee.
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 Prompt, Courteous Service
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good" i
Cumberland Bakery
First-Class Bread and Pastries
EXPERIENCE: 15 years in Europe; 1 years in Vancouver.
Please Try a Loaf of
Our Bread    S    5    S
Free Sample!
j On Pork this
Week End
Our Cash and Carry specials are proving to be a source
of great saving to many. In addition to our line of high-
class Meats we have a full line of Fresh Fruits and
Vegetables at money-saving prices. Call and be convinced.
Our Pork Specials
This is seasonable weather for Pork
and for this week we put on a special:
LEGS AND LOINS 15c to 20c Ib.
and many other specials
Everything in Quality Meals
■ ii'»\>V ■•«**•« tu
Personal Mention
The Girl Guides held a very -successful sale of home-eooking in the
Davis Block, Dunsmuir avenue on
Saturday last, Mrs. Shortt aft chairman of the Guides ond Mrs. H, Bryan were in attendance.
*    *     *
The Ladies' Bridge club met on
Wednesday evening at the home of
Mrs. J. Cameron, who together with
Mrs. Ross were joint hostesses. Four
tables were in play, the prize going
to .Mrs. J. Shortt who held the highest score for the evening. Dainty refreshments were served by the hostesses ond a social time enjoyed. Mrs.
0. Apps and Mrs. F. Dalby substituted in place of absent members.
Among tho.se present were Mrs. J.
Shortt. Mrs. J. J. McCreadie, Mrs. G.
Tarbell, Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton,
Mrs, E. R. Hicks, Mrs. H. Bryan,
Mr«. J, Dick, Mra. G. Apps, Mrs. F.
Dalby (Royston) Mrs. T. Graham.
Mrs. J. Conway, Mrs. Turnbull, Mrs.
Clinton, Mrs. A. Nunns, Mra. J. H.
Cameron, Mrs. Ross, Miss F. Sehl and
Miss M. Tarbell.
Coming to llo-llo Theatre, Friday
and   Saturday,  March   13   and   14
Kev. J. R. Hewitt will leave Cumberland on Saturday morning for
Victoria where se will attend the Victoria Presbytery of the United church
which meets on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Alex. Henderson is the
lay delegate from Cumberland United church.
The pillow slips donated by Mrs.
Sommerville and drawn  for hy the
committee of the Girl Guides wero
won by Mrs. .Nell McFadyen.
»    +    i
Three tables of bridge were in play
when members of the Ladies' Tuesday Night Bridge Club met at the
home of Mrs. J. D. Davis, New Town-
site. The first prist) went to Mrs.
A. Clarke, second to Mrs. Gear and
consolation to Mrs. R. Abrams. A
socio! time followed the card game,
the hostess serving delicious refreshments. Those present included Mrs.
Gear, Mrs. R. McNeil, Mrs. H. Park-
inson, Mrs. J. Lockner, Mrs. R. Littler, Mtn. C. Whyte, Mrs. K. Brown,
Mrs. C. MacDonald, Mrs. ,!. Quinn,
Mrs, R. Abrams. Mrs, A. Clarke, Mrs,
W. Hudson ond Mrs. J. D. Davis.
Mr. K; Sinclair left on Sunday for
Powell River where he has taken n
Hill Douglas, along with his two
sons, returned on Tuesday night
from Vancouver, Mrs. Douglas, wh"
is a patient at the Vancouver General Hospital, underwent an operation
at that institution on Munday. Her
many friends in Cumberland will
wish for her a speedy recovery,
Miss M. Young returned to Powell
River on Sunday after paying a short
visit to her parents Mr. and Mrs. R.
Young,  Royston  Road.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Kelly were weekend visitors to Vancouver.
»    »    »
Jack Gillespie of Extension visited
here this week.
Thu home of Mrs. L. Witt, Derwent. avenue, was the scene of a jolly
party when some thirty guests paid
her a surprise visit on Thursday evening of lost week. Several gomes of
whist were enjoyed, the winners be.
ing Miss Mary Walker and Mr. Geo.
Brown. Several now numes were
added to the famous "Animal Society". Many interesting games were
played followed by modern and old
time dances, which were much enjoyed. Dainty refreshments were
served by ttie hostess assisted by
Misses Carrie Green, Edna and Audrey Gear, The invited guests included
Mr. Hugh Davidson, Misses Harriet
Horbury, Evelyn Carey, Jessie Baird
Denn Baird, Isabel Herd, Lily Bonks
Claudia Harrison, Annie Hrown, F,d-
nn Gear. Audrey Gear, Carrie Green
Mary Walker and Messrs. II. McFarlane.  Roy  Howay,  N'orman  Frelone,
Vic Spencer, Leslie Weldon, Alastair
•McKinnon, Wally Gage, Gordon Horwood, Ernie Ardley, Tommy Little,
Andrew Brown, Alex McDonald,
Hugh Davidson, Horvey Capman,
"Dud" Gibson and George Brown.
The party broke up ot on early hour,
all voting it a huge success .
To Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Smith, ol
Courtenay, on February 21st at St,
Joseph's hospital, a  daughter.
Replying to this notice will bring
ynu full particulars of our organization. If you have business ahil,
ity, personality, are interested in
nerving the public with an entirely new fabric for suits and dresses.
In earning from $100.0(1 tn $1000
this Spring, and in establishing
your own business, then answer at
once I
British Knitwear Limited
Simcoe Ontario
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lockner, West
Cumberland entertained friends at
their home on Saturday evening. Two
tables of bridge were in play, prizewinners being Mrs. W. Newman first,
Mrs, A. Frew second ond Mr. A. Frew
conosolation. Delicious refreshments
were served by the hostess and a
jolly time was had listening-in on the
radio. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. A. Frew, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lockner, Mrs. W. Newman, Mrs. H. Reed,
Mrs. C. Whyte, Miss Doreen Bickerton. Miss Eileen Rohertson. Miss Jenny Lawrence, Miss Mildred Lockner
and Mr. J. Lockner, Jr.
Mr, Cyril Newman caught the early
boat at Nanaimo for Vancouver on
Wednesday morning returning to
Cumberland late the same evening.
Thp ladies' aid of Cumberland United church will hold a Shamrock tea,
sale of work, home cooking and candy sale in the United Church hall on
Wednesday afternoon, March lttth.
Admission, includes tea. 25c.
The Men's Bridge Club held their
usual we.ekly bridge game at the
home of Mr. H. Bryan. Maryport
avenue on Wednesday evening. Two
tables were in play and those attending were Messrs. Dalby, Mumford,
Vaughan, McCreadie, F. Packard,
Shaw, Sillence, Eadie, Cavin, Sr.,
Mason, Stevens, Finch, Bryan and
Dr. MeKechnie, who was the guest
of the club for thc evening. Dainty
refreshments and a social hour followed the card games.
Miss Lou Sheppard was hostess on
Wednesday evening to the regular
Thursday Evening Ladies' Bridge
Club, when three tables were in play.
Mrs. Lockhart was guest of the club,
the players being Mrs. J. Bennie, Jr.,
Mrs. M. Stewart, Mrs. A. Maxwell,
Jr., Mrs. A. Sommerville, Mrs. J. H.
Robertson, Mrs. A. Lockhart, Mrs.
W. Hutchinson, Miss J. E. Robertson,
und Miss Lou Sheppard. Mrs. M.
Stewart secured first prize and Miss
J. E. Robertson second. Delectable
refreshments were served during the
evening and a jolly time enjoyed by
The Elite Cribbage Club held a
successful crib drive in the Cumberland hall on Wednesday evening,
there being nine tables in play. Prizewinners were announced as ladies'
first, Mrs. Schmidt and gent's Mr.
Schmidt. A picked committee of ladies were responsible for the delicious refreshments and a happy social
time followed.
■*.      >:<      *
Bouquet for Wifey
When it came to the naming of the
new mine, the prospector's wife said:
"Will you name it after me, dear?"
"Yes, darling, I will," said the
prospector, "Yes, I'll name it in your
And from that day to this, gentlemen, one of the richest gold mines
in the Black Hills of South Dakota
has been known as The Holy Terror.
—Chicago Post.
SEALED TENDERS for the painting and knlsomining of the interior
of the Athletic Club Building will he
received up to and including March
the !Mst, 1081, The lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted,
Further particulars may he ohtained
ot the Club Building from the secretary,
Mr. Walter Robinson, who has
bcen associated with Mr. George
Spencer in the management of the
Waverley Hotel has accepted a position at Powell River. We are given
to understand that Mr. A. Passie has
now become associated with Mr.
Spencer in operating the popular
Mrs. J. Dando was hostess at her
home on Tuesday evening at 3 tables
of bridge when Mrs. S. Watson was
prize-winner. Refreshments and a social hour followed play.
*    *    *
Mrs. C. W. Slllence has returned
from an extended and enjoyable visit
to relatives at Seattle, Wash.
A rash—a akin sore]
Eczema T       |
DDD has no riial in the treatment of
Bkhi disorders. A doctor's formula
that dorters recommend. An active
fluid that destroys thc disease genns
in the skin. DOI) cools, soothes, heals.
The blemished akin ll washed dean.
Coming to llo-llo Theatre, Friday
and   Saturday,   March   13   and   14
a    a    *
Mrs. F, B. Urquhart, of Courtenay,
and her he-use guest. Mrs. Morris, of
Vancouver, visited Mrs. C. J. Parnham
on Thursday.
* *    •
J. C. Brown exacts to leave next
week for the mainland to visit in his
capacity an Grand Moster of the
The Dowager Duchess of Clarendon
is the guest, of Ueut.-Col Vllllers and
Lady Kathleen Vllllers at Beaufort
* >•«    *
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Coe
was the scene of a jolly party of teen
age girls and boys on Friday evening,
the young folks paying a surprise visit
to Master "Buddy" Biggs, of Richmond
Cal.. grandson of the host and hostess
who is at present their guest. Numerous games and con'ests were enjoyed
by the young folks and all had a wonderful time. Delicious refreshments
were served by Mrs. Coe and her
daughter, Mrs. Schrader.
Mr. Alex. Thomson who has been the
guest of the past three weeks of his
daughter. Mrs. R. D. Brown and family left Friday for Vancouver, where
he will spend thc next month, later
proceeding to his home in Merritt.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Murray
over the week-end were the former's
father, Mr. John Murray also his three
sisters, Mrs. Good, Mrs. Clarkson and
Mrs. Patterson, all of Nanaimo. The
party motoring up-lsland on Saturday
had a narrow escape when their car
was struck at Tsable River by a car
owned by C. Kent, of Courtenay. oFr-
tunotely no one was injured but the
car was damaged somewhat.
Miss Atkinson, of Vancouver, is the
guest of her aunt, Mrs, L. W. Nunns,
Maryport avenue.
Welsh Society Whlst Drive.
Winners at the Welsh Society's Saturday night whist drive were: Ladies'
first, Mrs. 8. Turner; second, Mrs. A.
Dunsmore; gent's flrst, A. G. Jones;
second, T. McMillan, Jr. Thirteen
tables were in play, following which
ladies of the society served refreshments. A rug, made by Mrs. Bouch
and raffled for a worthy cause, was
drawn for, ticket number 204 held by
Mrs. t. Malpass being the winning one.
Miss Verna Murray returned on Saturday from Nanaimo where she spent
the week.
* ♦    *
Twenty-two tables were In progress
of play at the Canadian Legion's
weekly whlst drive held on Saturday
evening in Memorial Hall. Mrs. W.
Hudson and Mrs. Conrod were successful in capturing ladies' prizes; Ellis
Rogers and Mrs. W. S. Wood (substituting) gentlemen's. Delicious refreshments were served by ladies of
the auxiliary. The dance which followed was under the auspices of the
local High School, when their friends
received a decided boost. The floor
was crowded to capacity with a merry
crowd of young folks and latest dance
music supplied in fine style by the
Merrymakers' orchestra.
The ladies of the Thursday evening
bridge club met at the home of Miss
J. E. Robertson, two tables being in
play. Mrs. W. Hutchinson was first
prize winner and Mrs. J. H. Robertson second. Mrs. Reed, of Powell
River, was the guest of honor of the
club for the evening. Refreshments
were served by the hostess and those
present included Mrs. Reed, Mrs. J.
H. Cameron, Mrs. J. H. Robertson.
Mrs. J. Bennie Jr., Mrs. A. Maxwell
Jr., Mrs. W. Hutchinson, Mrs. M.
Stewart and the Misses L. Sheppard
and J. E. Robertson.
Hit Lucky  Night
"I called on Mabel last night, and
I wasn't any more than inside the
door before her mother asked me my
"That must have been embarrassing."
"Yes, but that's not the worst of it.
Mabel called from upstairs and said,
"That isn't the one mother."—Optimist.
AGENT WANTED.-—Fastest selling
automobile accessory. Brite-Lite the
Magnetic emergency lamp. Agents
moke real money. No capital required. You get your commission when
you make sale. Write for demonstrator ond particulars. J, Miller McCorm-
Ick, Sli) W. Pender Street, Vancouver, R. C,
hove a large stock of second hand
and rebuilt typewriters, all makes,
which we are offering at greatly
reduced rates. Prices ranging from
$35.00 to $80.00. Terms arranged
to suit customer. Remington Typewriters Ltd., 821 Pemberton Bldg.,
Victoria. 4t.*
Parish of Cumberland
(Lent III)
Holy   Communion   8  o-m.   and
•tier Matin..
Matin.   11   a.m.}   Evcnaong  at
{       7 p.m.
essM £
Special Showing
March 12th   .   .   .
On Thursday, March the 12th, we will have a
special showing of New Spring Coats and Dresses
Some Wonderful Creations
call and inspect them
J W. H, Anderson - Union Hotel
Firemen's Masquerade Ball
Doors open 8:30
(Jrand March at 11 p.m. sharp
NO. 1. GOODS—   djr AA     NO. 2. GOODS—
value  »JjOa,UU value 	
NO. 3. GOODS—   tje AA     NO. 4 GOODS—
value  tptKvV value 	
Prize List:
(Lady) goods, value	
(Gent.) goods, value	
(Lady) goods, value (PU.w
(Gent.) goods, value	
Goods, value 	
Goods, value 	
Box of Cigars, value	
Goods, value 	
Lady or Gent, goods, value	
Goods, value	
$5.00 cash $2.50
$5.00 cash $2.50
$5.00 cash $2.50
Masked Lady, 50c.
Spectators, 50c.
Masket Gent., $1.00
Only those in Masquerade Costume allowed on thc floor until after
the Grand March.
For some time we have been bothered with boys breaking insulators by
shooting at them or by throwing
stones. As this matter it- very serious
and might he the means of stopping
work in the mines for one day or
more, anyone found damaging the
Company's property will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
By order of the Management,
Salesmen, like tacks, go only as
far as their heads let them.
Floral Designs
Made up to tuit any occasion.
Any order 'phoned before midnight will be waiting for you
thp following morning.
Just 'Phone Your Request
We'll do the rest
No. ii 324 Courtenay
Night  'Phone  98X
Sunkist i
Oranges i
Seedless and full of juice, 50 for 50c 11
2 Pink Salmon, total value 90c 8s
SPECIAL PRICE, 3 one-pound tins 75c (1
2 lbs. of Bulk Tea and 1 Green Tea Pot, 5-cup AC _ 11
capacity for «7ut jfl
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. {0
Matt Brown's Grocery 1
For Service and Quality Sj
Phone 30 Cumberland HU


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