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Successor to Rio Rita
imberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
Empire Day To
Be Celebrated
Thi.   Was   Decision   Arrived   at   by
Meeting Held on Thursday}
Officer. Chosen
Cumberland will celebrate Empire
Day tliis year. This was decided at a
meeting; held In the Council Chambers on Thursday night at which
Mayor Maxwell presided. J. L. Brown
acted as secretary for the meeting
and in the absence of the secretary
of last year's celebration, read the
minutes of the last meeting and also
notified the assembly that the treasurer, who was attending a meeting
of the board of school trustees and
unable to be present, said there was a
balance on hand from last year of
approximately $45,
After it had been decided to go
ahead with the celebration, the election of officers took place, Lt.-Col. C.
W. Villiers being the unanimous
choice as honorary preisdent. Honorary vice-presidents will be Thomas
Graham, T. W. Scott, John Hunt, A.
Auchinvole and Dr. G. K. MacNaughton.
President will be Mayor Alex Maxwell, secretary, Wm. Henderson and
treasurer, Alex MacKinnon. It was
also decided to elect the chairmen of
the various committees and leave it
to the chairman of each committee
to choose his helpers. For the sports
committee J. L. Brown was chosen
chairman and before the meeting
closed chose the following: R. Coe,
R. T. Brown, H. Jackson, J. Hill, M.
Stewart, F. Partridge, T. Carey, W.
McLellan, Jr. and Andy Kay. For the
finance committee, W. Hudson, Jr.,
was the choice as chairman who named hia committee as C. J. Parnham,
T. H. Mumford, E. T. Searle, J. C.
Brown, R. C. Lang, A. Kay and A.
S. Jones.
Grounds committee chairman will
be Wm. McLellan, Sr., and he will
choose his committee this week. Publicity committee chairman will be J.
Vernon-Jones who named Ed. W.
Bickle, Jr., arid R. T. Brown aa his
assistants. Chairman of judges will
be Alderman Jack Williams,; chairman of starters, Harry Jackson and
chairman of parade committee, W.
H. Cope. The chairman of the sports
committee notified his helpers that
he would call them together at the
earliest possible moment. Mayor
Maxwell urged the chairman of the
finance committee to get his men together as early as possible so that the
various committees could proceed
with arrangements.
The secretary of the Cumberland
and District Cribbage League is in
receipt of a communication from the
secretary of the cribbage league in
Port Alberni asking that a game of
crib between the pick of the Cumberland and District League and the
pick of the Alberni league be arranged and suggests the venue be
Parksville, making it about the same
for both teams as far as travelling is
concerned. The expenses of entertaining be borne equally by both
Some of the local crib players favor going to Port Alberni but up to
the present time no decision has been
arrived at.
The Elite Cribbage club held their
weekly cribbage drive at the Cumberland hall on Thursday evening
when eight tables were in play. Mrs.
E. L. Saunders took ladies' flrst prize
and Mr. Damonte the gent's prize.
Appetizing refreshments were served
by a picked ladies' committee following the card games.
Following up the resolution of the
Cumberland board of trade and the
work of the local delegation which
visited Ottawa with a view to urging
an increased duty on foreign fuel oil
imported into Canada and the granting of a bonus for Island coal for export purposes, A. W. Neill, M.P. for
this district brought the matter up in
the House of Commons on Monday.
He urged the bonus of a $1.50 a ton
aa a mean.; of relieving the present
condition of the coal mining induatry
on the Paciflc Coast. Coal mined in
Alberta and Eastern British Columbia, he said, already received similar
aid through the subvention on freight
rates to Eastern Canada. Unless
something were done to aid the coal
producers, he claimed, the Government would shortly have to support
large numbers of miners and their
dependents by unemployment relief.
Mines were closing down and running
on short time. Despite protests, he
went on the Department of Mines
had constructed a new hydrography
survey boat to use fuel oil instead of
British Columbia coal. The Canadian
National Railways was also installing
oil-burning equipment. Little co-operation from the Government in this
connection was needed.
Mr. Neill stated that if such a bonus was granted, coal mined on Vancouver Island for export could be
sold ln large quantities to the countries of Western South Amarlea,
An interesting soccer game will be
played at Nanaimo on Saturday afternoon when the Cumberland Eagles
meet the Victoria Y.M.C.A. in the
final for the Davie Cup, emblematic
of the junior championship of Vancouver Island. The Eagles have already won the A. W. Neill cup and
the Canadian Collieries cup and by
defeating Duncan Native Sons on
Sunday last entered the final for the
provincial championship with which
goes the 0. B. Allan cup. The boys
are all in good shape after their
strenuous game against Duncan on
Sunday and are ready to go into Saturday's game full of confidence.
The team will leave Cumberland at
10:30 Saturday morning, the game
being scheduled for 2:30. The following will carry the Eagles colors:
J. Walker, J. Brown and Ed. Bickle,
C. Tobacco, H. Conrod and J. Weir,
R. Howay, H. Gibson, J. Campbell,
W. Stant and L. Bartholdi. Reserves,
J. Hunter, Bradley and H. McFarlane.
Mr. H. Maynard
Presents Crib
League Cup
Courtonay Wins  Doublo.  and  Con.
lervativea  Single.
The Cumberland and District Cribbage League came to an end on Friday
night last when a monster smoker was
held at the Memorial Hall, Cumberland, with upwards of 120 crib players
trom various parts of the district being In attendance. The finals for the
special prizes donated by Mr. Barry
Maynard occupied the assembly for
the first part of the evening, Cumberland Conservatives and Courtenay being in both finals. After the smoke of
battle had cleared away lt was found
that honors were even, Cumberland
Conservatives, through D. Stevenson,
capturing the singles prise from Jock
Thomson ln two straight games, 111-
107, 121-115. The doubles trophy went
to Courtenay in two straight games,
121-120, 121-117.
A long programme of songs, jokes
and recitations was entered Into and
kept the guests in a happy frame of
mind. Refreshments, both liquid and
solid, were freely dispensed and the
hot dogs served up were reported to be
just right. In the middle of the proceedings Mr. Barry Miynard, the donor of the trophy for the champions of
the Cumberland and district cribbage
league, put ln an appearance and was
given a great reception. Be was Introduced to the assembly by Mr. Wm.
Mr. Maynard said he waa quite taken
back with the very kind reception accorded him, for which he thanked
them sincerely. If any action of his
in presenting trophies to the cribbage
league had brought about a spirit of
comradeship amongst the players and
those who were not players, but would
like to be, He felt that his action In
giving a trophy waa well founded. Be
waa called upon by President Ralph
Gibson to present the Maynard Cup
to the captain of the winning Comox
team, W. Cage. In presenting the cup
Mr, Maynard congratulated the Comox players and Intimated that the
winners of the league next year could
keep the cup and he would present another cup for competition.
Wally Oage made suitable reply and
thanked Mr. Maynard, on behalf of
the crib players, for his kindly Interest In the cribbage league. Ted Cllffe,
also of the Comox team, intimated
that now Mr. Maynard had promised
another cup, all other teams In the
league could say good-bye to the present one as Comox surely Intended
winning it next year. Mr. Cllffe, as
the official maker of "Comox" punch,
said the cup would be filled with pure
unadulterated drink and Invited all
to drink to the health of Mr. Maynard,
who might be classed as the crib players' "patron saint".
The punch proved to be quite what
the Comox players claimed for It and
much praise was showered on led
Cllffe, but Ted would not give away
the secret of lt.
Assisting to make the evening enjoyable waa the appearance of several
well known local Instrumentalists,
Harvey Capman, 8. L. Robertson,
Bobby Brown, Alf Pilling, H. Thomson, Cyril Newman and young Tomassi, who delighted the assembly with
several selections on the piano accordion. B. Thomson gave a saxophone
solo which was well received. Bob
Strachan, with two very original readings, brought roars of laughter from
all present. On the particular kind of
stuff presented by Bob Strachan, lt
was very evident to see that the genial
Scot was ln a class by himself.
Others adidng to the enjoyment of
ten -evening were W. Moncrieff, W.
Younger, H. Jackson, R. McGrath, A.
Maxwell, O. Kirk, John Sutton, H.
Handlen, A. B. Ball, A. Kay and many
A pleasant feature of the evening's
enjoyment was the presenting to Mr.
Maynard a handsome pipe and pouch
from the members of the Cumberland
and district cribbage league. The presentation was made by Ralph Oibson
and ln reply Mr. Maynard said he was
taken completely by surprise. Be did
not look for anything from the crib
players. Be thanked them one and
all most sincerely.
School Trustees
Regular Session
Inspector'.  Report  Show.  Teachers'
Work to Be Satisfactory
The Cumberland Board of School
Trustees met last night with trustees
MacNaughton. Partridge, Vaughan
and MacKinnon present.
The report of the public school
principal, Mr. G. E. Apps was received, showing the attendance of the
various classes during the month and
was ordered received and filed.
A communication was received
from the Courtenay School Board as
A. McKinnon, secretary, Cumberland School Board.
Dear Sir:
Your Board is invited to attend a
meeting to be held in our Elementary
Public School building at 8 p.m. Friday, May lst, to consider the advisability of re-organizing the Comox
District School Trustees Association.
Hoping you will advise your colleagues promptly and advise me that
your board will be represented.
Yours sincerely,
E. Felix Thomas, Sec'y.
Reports were received from the inspector of public Schools, Mr. Gower
and from Mr. Kely, high school principal. The High School report showed
an attendance of 65 pupils. Ttie report of the Inspector showed that the
work of thc teaching staff wns very
The grounds committee reported
that the school grounds and gardens
were being put in shape.
Assistance was also requested for
the transportation of 70 pupils to the
Nanaimo Musical Festival to defend
the cup now held by the Cumberland
school since last year. Anyone who
can assist by the loan of cars on Friday, May lst, please notify any member of the Board or Mr. Apps, school
Gloom at Extension
Over Mine Closing
Conation of Operation. Will Affect
Nearly 200 Mom No. 8 Mine
at Cumberland Closed
Miss Winnie Calnan and Mrs.
Plercy, of Minto, returned on Sunday
after spending the past week visiting
in Seattle.
Mrs. A. Walker, Penrith avenue, is
visiting In Vancouver.
An atmosphere of tragedy broods
over the mountain hamlet of Extension. The coal mines that have produced a famous grade of bituminous
fuel since the last years of the nineteenth century have mined the last
The village on the hill is almost
entirely dependent on these mines
for sustenance, and in the hearts of
the inhabitants there is a mingling of
despair over the end, with hope for a
new beginning of they know not
Probably with the passage of a few
years the wilderness will again envelop deserted homes, aa happened when
the older settlement, further back on
the hill, was evacuated thirty years
ago in favor of the present site.
Nearly 200 men are affected by the
closure. Most of these are located In
Extension and Ladysmith, Nanaimo
and district. A few men will be retained to complete withdrawal of machinery and the miles of underground
During the heyday of production
Extension mines employed more than
600 men including the railway, wharf
and office staffs. Following the disastrous strike of 1913, output receded gradually and the number of employees steadily declined, although
until the years 1924 and 1925, prosperity was maintained! et a high level.
The invasion of fuel oil began at that
time to be noticed aB a dangerous
competitive factor, and during these
latter years coal has receded to a
minor position in the home fuel
Extension coal is recognized as thc
highest grade of bituminous coal on
thc Pacific, market. Twenty years ago
until Utah and Wyoming coal became
procurable, the local product commanded an eager market from San
Francisco to Juneau.
At any rate, the curtain Is rung
down on another drama of toil. Wistful men and anxious women, with the
memory of happy years spent within
the busy sound of mining gear, face
the future vaguely and forlornly—
but with the cherished hope of the inevitable something turning up.
Local Minors Oat
of Employment.
No. 6 mine at Cumberland has
ceased to produce, the mine being
closed down on Saturday last, upwards of 110 men being thrown out
of employment. A few of the married
men have been given employment at
the only other mine operating here,
but it would appear a physical impossibility for the colliery company
to take care of all men laid off until
a decided improvement In the coal
business takes place. With thc government at Ottawa having the plight
of the coal business under consideration and many responsible persons
advising that a bonus on coal for export be granted, there Is a ray of
hope for our unemployed. In the
meantime the local colliery company
Four Firsts and
Four Seconds Won
By Local Teams
lr.Uriit.ng Pint Aid Contests Held
at Cumberland on  Saturday;
Wilson Cup Comes to
Local Team
There was an exceptionally large
number of spectator* present at tho
indoor meet held on Saturday last
under auspices of the H. C. and Coast
district Branch of the Mine Safety
Association. The Ilo-Ilo hall was
pretty well crowded shortly after tHe
contests started, many notable residents from various parts of the Islnnd being noticed. Prominent among
the visitors we noticed Mr. Thomas
Graham who has always taken a keen
interest in the indoor meets, Mr. R.
J. Filberg of the Comox Logging nnd
Railway Company, Mr. T. W. Scott,
assitnnt superintendent of thc Canadian Collieries and Western Fuel
Corporation Limited, Mr. J. Dixon,
chief inspector of mines, Mr. T. R.
Jackson and Mr. G. O'Brien, district
inspector of mines, Mr. Stewart, Nanaimo and Mr. John Thompson, of
Cumberland, of the government mine
rescue department, Captain Dallain
and Mr. Edwardson, of Victoria.
The various contests were keenly
contested and were followed with a
great deal of interest by the many
spectators present. The Cumberland
were warmly congratulated on the
winning of the Wilson cup as was
Captain Le Mar's team from thc Comox Logging Company on capturing
the MacKenzie cup. The Cumberland
teams (Lid exceptionally well capturing four firsts and four seconds. It
had been confidently expected that
one or two senior men's teams from
Nanaimo would have been entered
for the competition and when it was
learned that only two members of
one of the Nanaimo teams had arrived, keen disappointment was shown.
The Junior girls' contest was won by
Miss Chrissie Robertson's team of
Cumbcrlund, who was assisted by May
Beveridge, Bessie Brown, Doreen Bickerton and Annie Brown. Second place
in this contest was awarded to another
Cumberland team, captained by Margaret Westfleld- other members being
M. McMillan, Lillian Picketti, M. Marpole and Bessie Carney. Five teams
entered this contest.
Senior ladies' event was won by Mm.
Sharp's team, of Nanaimo, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Roper. Miss Aitken and Miss
Brankston being the other members
of the team. Second place waB won
by Miss B. Taylor's team, of Cumberland, composed of Misses B. Nicholas,
M. Harrison. V. Reese and J. Frew.
Junior boys' event was also won by
Cumberland. B. Nicholas (captain), O.
Robertson, Stan. Lawrence, Jack Marpole and R. Brown. Second place went
to a Nanaimo team captained by W.
Gordon and composed of R. Roberts,
N. Rutherford, D. Aitken and A. Dunn.
The novice event was won by a team
from the Comox Logging and Railway
Company with P. Le Mar (captain),
H. Brazier, R. Grant, E, Gray and W.
Colling as members of the team. Second place ln this event went to a Cumberland team captained by S. Williams and composed of W. Johnson, E.
McDonald, J. Marshall and D. Morgan.
The winners of the novice event will
hold the McKenzie cup until the next
meet. Cup was donated by the Hon.
Minister of Mines .to be competed for
The next event, the men's senior, attracted a large entry, nine teams being
enterd. Th contest was very keenly
contested and only a few points separated the flrst four teams. This senior event was for the A. R. Wilson cup
and was won by a Cumberland team,
W. Beveridge (captain), J. Quinn, W
Whyte, T. Brown and Sid Hunt. Second place went to another Cumberland
team, M. Brown (captain), T. Eccleston, W. Bennle, B. Horbury and J.
Senior men's open event was also
keenly contested and was won by
Cumberlnnd, M. Brown (captain), T.
Eccleston, W. Bennie, B. Horbury and
J. Buchannn. Second place went to
P. Le Mar's team from the Comox
Logging Company and wns composed
of P. Le Mar (captain), H. Brazier, R.
Orant, E. Gray and W. Colling.
Following the contest handsome and
valuable prizes were presented to the
winners by Dr. G. K. MacNaughton,
M.L.A.. who substituted for the Hon.
W. A. McKenzle, Minister of Mines.
Mr. T. R. Jackson, district Inspector of
mines, in a brief speech thanked all
the judges for their great assistance
and all those who In any way had contributed to the very successful meeting just concluded. He was very ably
assisted in the running of the contest
by the secretary, Mr. W. H. Moore, who
was an indefatigable worker, much of
the success of thc meeting being due
to the energetic secretary. Inspector
C. O'Brien also was present and rendered valuable assistance.
Judges were Dr. G. K. MacNaughton
and Dr. E. R. Hicks, Cumberland; Dr.
Ingam, Nanaimo; Dr. McKee, Courtenay; Mr. A. J. Taylor and James
Delaney. Captain Dallain of Victoria
and H. Edwardson, also of Victoria,
were also present and rendered very
valuable assistance. The contest ended with a monster dance In the Ilo-
Ilo Hall which was very largely attended. Luncheon was provided for
visitors and officials at the Waverley
is doing all in its power to place an
many men as possible.
Whippets Defeat
Nanaimo Players
Real Good Badminton Played at Band
Hall Saturday
The Nanaimo feather pushers closed the present badminton season Saturday by paying a visit to Cumberland, the local Whippets proving too
much for the Nanaimoites, winning
eight games to the visitors four and
scoring 412 points to 325. Play commenced at 4 o'clock and was completed about 7, after which a banquet
wns held at the Union Hotel and was
very much enjoyed by all. The members of the Nanaimo team were loud
in their praises of the hospitality
shown by the Whippet cluh members.
Following are the scores with the
names of thc Whippet players mentioned first in each instance:
Ladiet' Doublet
Mrs. Graham and Mrs. Ledingham
won from Miss Rogers and Miss.Harwood, 15-9, 15-6; Miss Dallos and
Miss Dando lost to Miss Gray and
Mrs. Blunt, 15-10, 11-15, 9-15; Miss
Tarbell and Mrs. Gordon won from
Miss Mills and Miss Piper, 15-8, 13-
15, 16-14.
Men'i Double*
T. Graham and D. Bannerman lost
to M. Blunt and B. Conway, 12-15,
15-14, 12-15; M. Graham and C. Dando won from Le F. LePas and J. Car-
rigan 15-3, 15-9; J. Ledingham-and
N. Frelone won from A. Howe and
H. Jones, 15-8, 15-7.
Mixed Doubles
Mr. and Mrs. T. Graham lost to
Miss Rogers and M. Blunt, 9-16, 15-
12, 12-15; Mr. and Mrs. Ledingham
won from Miss Grey and B. Conway,
15-4, 4-16, 14-16; Miss L. Dallos and
C. Dando won from Mrs. Blunt and
A. Howe, 15-11, 9-16, 16-Uj Mrs.
Tarbell and N. Frelone won from
Miss Harwood and J. Carrlgan, 15-8,
15-12; Mrs. Gordon and D. Banner-
man won from Miss Rogers and H.
Jones, 15-4, 16-9.
Around The Town
Mrs. G. K. MacNaughton and Mrs.
R. Strachan were joint hostesses at
a silver tea at the home of the former, Windermere avenue, on Tuesday
afternoon. The tea was a decided
success, and realized a good amount
for church work. The tea table was
decorated with a centrepiece of daffodils and illuminated by green
tapers set in_ silver sconces. The reception rooms were also prettily decorated with daffodils. Mi's. Watson
and Mrs. C. Whyte presided at the
tea urns being" relieved by Mrs, D.
McLean and Mrs. Geo. Richardson.
Mrs. Bruce Gordon, Mrs. R. Robertson, Mrs. Ledingham,: Mrs. C. Nash,
Mrs. C. H. MacKintosh and Mrs. R.
Meikie assisted in the serving of tea.
Tea cup reading in capable hands of
Mrs. R. Perrczzini proved very popular.
Of much interest to many residents of Cumberland is the announcement in a Detroit paper of the
winners in a contest to see who could
draw the best picture of Charlie
Chaplin, for among the ten winners
was Mips Mary Johnaton, graduate
of the University of British Columbia
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. I!.
Johnston, ,of 1125 West Tenth, Vancouver. Miss Johnston for the past
year hns been attending the Detroit
Academy of Art, and just prior to
her departure for Detroit was on the
teaching staff of the Cumberland
High School.
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Members of thc Women's Benefit
Association held a successful whist
drive at the home of Mrs. R. McNeil,
Maryport avenue, on Wednesday
evening, there being eleven tables in
play. Mrs. Bnlngno succeeded in winning first prize, Mrs. R. K. Walker
gaining second. Mrs. R. Coe was the
lucky winner in the raffle held, with
ticket number 23.
Mrs. B. Tarr, West Cumherland,
entertained on Saturday last at a delightful children's party for her
small son, Billy, who that day celt*.
bratcd his second birthday. The well
laden tflhle was centred with a lovely
birthday cake, two pink candle.-;
burning brightly on the top. The little
guests had n merry time, Billy doing
his share to make the party it success. He was the recipient of rfinny
lovely gifts. Those present were Alma Ellis, Amelia Williams, Tommy
McMillan, Eddie Williams, Gordon
and Jimmy Ellis.
a     *     *
Mrs. S. CovoVti Mrs. J. Derbyshire,
Miss Kitty Price and Mr. E, Tre-
henrne motored to Port Alberni on
Thursday returning the same evening. Mrs. Covert and Mrs. J. Derbyshire spoke at a meeting held there
un the subject of work connected
with the ladies auxiliary to the Comox Aerie, 1953. It is hoped to organize a ladies' nuxilinry in Port Alberni.
Mr. J. Vemon-JoneH, of the staff
of the Islander, Mr. W. A. W. Hames
of thc Courtenay Free Press and Mr.
Hec Stewart, of the Comox Argus,
were visitors tn Nanaimo on Sunday
Arrangements for the annual hospital ball for the ladies' auxiliary of
the Cumberland General Hospital
have been completed and all is in
readiness for the entertainment and
comfort of the bijr crowd which is
expected to attend the Ilo-Ilo tonight.
The Indies' auxiliary do a large
nmount of work in connection with
the local hospital, providing linen and
other supplies. In a hospital of the
nature of the Cumberland General
hospital this is an expensive item and
the ludies' auxiliary confidently appeal to all in the district for help on
this occasion. A first-class orchestra
has been engaged for the occasion
and the refreshments prepared are
said to exceed anything yet offered ut
n dance of this nature.
Some residents of the district arc
under the impression that the annual
ball being held tonight is an invitation affair. That is not so, the annual
affair being open to one and all.
Local Resident
For 40 Years
Passes Away
Mm.  R. Gibson,  Ailing  for the  Pa»t
Few Mont hi, Succumb*
Died ut her home in our city,
Thursday, April 16th, Mrs. R. Gibson at the ripe age of 79 years and
11 months.
The deceased lady had resided in
Cumberland for the past 40 years
and wns exceptionally well known
and had o host of friends who will
mourn the passing of a true friend.
Mrs. Gibson raised a family of 13,
only three sons and one daughter being left to mourn her passing. Only
last yeai* Mrs. Gibson's* son, Tom,
was a victim of thc mine disaster at
Blakeburn. She was born in Auch-
tertail, Fifeshire, Scotland, coming to
this country as a young woman. During her 40 years' residence in Cumberland, the deceased iady saw many
changes, but in spite of the many
changes, it wus here the best days of
her iife were spent. The funeral will
take place on Sunday afternoon, but
final arrangements, will be made us
soon as the surviving relatives arrive
in Cumberlnnd.
High School
Easter Exams.
The  following are the  results of
the high school examinations previous to thc Easter holiday. The ranking is in order of merit:
Grade XI
Teacher: W. Kelly, principal.
1st class; Cyril Davis.
2nd class: Cazuko Iwasa, John
Tribe, Hiroshi Okuda, Hisnko Nakano, Hitoshi Sugimori, Norman
Tribe, Nellie Jackson.
Pass: Hiyoshj Nakamura, Hatsue
Mfltstlkura and Edna Watson equal,
Kathleen Stevenson.
Pass with supplementals: Floyd
McMillan, William MacN'uughton,
Mary Carter and Sheila Conway
equal, Aldcn Fancesclni, Harrlette
Horbury and Jennie Lawrence equal,
Mary Hutton.
Grade  X
Teacher: Miss E.  Bowering.
2nd class: Madge Bryan, Thoru
Keeler, Masaru Sora, Audrey Phillips, Allison Geekie, Wilton Dalby.
Pass: Bennie Nicholas, Mary McMillan, Edora Turnbull, May Beveridge, Chrissie Robertson, John Bannerman.
Pass    with    supplementals:    Dave
Hunden, Therese Mason, Mnuguerite
Herd, Douglas Baird, Audrey Gear.
Grade IX
Teacher: D, Partirdge.
2nd class: George Saito. Myrtle
McMillan, Shigeru Kiyano, Gertie
Davis, Joyce Carter, Haruo Nakano,
Barbara Martin, Joe Whyley.
Pass: Jack Morrison, Harvey Hurd
Willie Macintosh, Motile Marpole.
Jessie Hai*vey.
Pass with supplementals: Dora
Davies, Harold Hughes, Muriel Harrison, Leland Bannerman, Alex.
for the purpose of attending a meeting of the Nanaimo Typographical
Union, Mr. lice Stewart being initiated at the meeting, Mr. E. W. Bickle,
.Jr., of the Islander staff was initiated
today. «
Mrs. E. L. Saunders returned on
Sunday nfter spending the past week
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Robertson, Port Alberni. Mr. Saunders
motored to Qualicum to meet her.
»    +    *
Miss Evelyn Carey entertained tho
members of the Gedunkers club on
Wednesday evening nt her home on
Maryport avenue Miss Doris McKenzie, nf Courtenay, und Miss May
Taylor, of Seattle, were guests of
honor. Delicious refreshments were
nerved during thc evening and a so-
cial time enjoyed. Those present
were Misses May Taylor, Doris McKenzie, Lilian Banks, Isabel Herd,
Jessie and Dina Bnird, Claudia Harrison, Edna Gear, Beth Horbury,
Mary Walker nnd Evelyn Carey.
Native Sons
Lose To Eagles
Winning  Goal   Scored  by   Visiting
Team's Left Back
Lady Luck was with lhe Eagles on
Sunday in the semi-final tor the O. B.
Allan, emblematic of the Junior provincial championship, when they noted
out tlie Duncan Native Sons by the
narrow margin of one goul, scored by a
Duncan full-back. The game was played in a downpour or rain before a
large crowd. A draw would have represented the run of piny much better aa
the teams were very evenly matched
on the day's ploy. Thc local fans have
nothing but praise for the football
ability of the Native Sons, who are
wholly comprised of Indians; some going so far as to state that they are the
equal of any senior team.
Referee Horne faced the teams off
at the appointed time, 2:30, and from
thc kick-off the Native Sons rushed
the ball into thc Eagles' half but were
unable to penetrate the defence. It
was some minutes before the Eagles
settled down and started an offensive
which resulted in a Duncan back being
forced to trip McFarlane when he was
throuhg for a goal. This was ten minutes from start. Gibson took the kick
and placed a hard drive ln the top
right hand corner whicli the Duncan
goalie reached but could not save. Mid-
field play continued for some time with
neither goal being In much danger. On
on offensive by Duncan. Bickle of the
Eagles clashed with an opposing forward and was taken off the field for
repairs, shortly after returning. The
Native Sons evened the score when
Blckle was slow in clearing, the Dun-
con wing gaining possession to put in
a cross that resulted in an easy goal
after a scrimmage; The ball rolling ln
the right hand corner witli Walker on
the opposite side, unable to reach lt
owing to thc slippery ground. This put
more pep In the play and each goal
was visited In turn. Walker pulled off a
spectacular save when lie punched the
ball off an opposing forward's head
when in thc act of heading for goal.
Half time wos welcomed by both of the
The second half was a repitition of
Ihe flrst with much midfield play and
a tendency to short pass rather than
swing the ball. The Eogles came on
with a rearranged team, Howay going
to right wing ond Gibson taking the
centre forward position; This was an
improvement. Duncan's Inside forwards and half-backs were playing
great combination but overdid it as
they inevitably lost thc ball. They
would have been more effective If they
had played their wings more. With
about twenty mlnulcs of the second
half gone the Eogles took on new life
and kept Duncan on the defensive,
many corners being forced and Just
missing scoring by the slightest of
margins. After pressing lor some time
the goal whicli gave (lie Eagles the
match was scored by the Duncan left
back. Standing on tlie goal line, he
made a hefty kick with the intention
of clearing but the ball struck a fellow
player ond was deflected into the net.
Tlie ploy was very fast in the lost fifteen minutes with Duncan having the
better of the exchanges but unable to
score. The final whistle foiuid the
ball in centre field.
Thc Eagles team was: goal. Walker;
backs. Blckle and Brown; half-backs.
Weir, Conrad and Tobacco; forwards,
Bartholdi, stanl, Howay. McFarlane
and Gibson.
The Eagles now meet the winner of
thc mainland division in the final at
One of Cumberland's senior men's
teams composed of .M. Hrown (captain), T. Eccleston, W. Bennie, B.
Horbury and .1 Buchanan, accompanied by instructor A. J. Taylor
crossed to Vancouver on Tuesday to
take part In the provincial first aid
competition. The team came fourth
in position, the shield being won by
No. 1 Fireball, Vancouver. The boys
returned on Thursday evening. M.
Brown is visiting In Vancouver until
the week-end.
A great treat is in store for patrons of the Ilo-Ilo ,,n Monday of
next week when the Pox Movietone
news will bo shown. Patrons will see
and hear: "Italians defeat French,"
but please don't get excited, the battle Is only football with Mussolini's
hoys winning at  Bologna.
"Mix boys and dogs and the fun
begins," California youngsters and
their pets stage B derby to drive dull
care away in camp tit Big Pines.
"Miss England II takes the water,"
Kayo Don, famous driver, gives rebuilt racer a fast trial on waters of
Lough Neagh. Ireland,
"Lost Honors given Gen. Berth.*-
lot," French war leader, former Balkan front commander, receives tribute of nation in Paris funeral.
"Dominion Ire starts battle for
title," speed skating championships
ot Ottawa captured by Miss Jean
Wilson and Boss Robinson, Toronto.
"Movietone films Prince of Wales
in Gracious Mood," His Royal Highness permits intimate pictures of
himself and Prince George on tour.
(This is the lirst time the heir to the
British throne has posed for sound
motion picture cameras. The film was
made by Fox Movietone News on the
deck of the Ss. Oropesa und shows
Ilis Highness and Prince (ieorgo discussing their Latin.American trip
with Captain Ross. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th, 1831.
The Cumberland Islander
ily so, to keep your tax burdens low—and only
by individual co-operation of every woods traveller with the forest fire rangers can the forests be
safeguarded at this time.
ANOTHER spring is upon us and the forest
floor will soon be dry—very dry. Dry brush
dry twigs, dry leaves, dry vegetation are fuel
for the careless match, the thoughtlessly tossed
lighted cigarette or cigar or pipe heel.
This spring brings a particular menace to our
forests, as the snowfall has been light and the
rainfall in many sectors for months past has been
exceptionally low. The forest floor is tinder and
will continue so until the grass and vegetation
appear and trees are again in leaf. Many polished
tables bear mute testimony to the manner .in
which a cigarette burns after being laid aside.
Consider what would happen if this fire-brand had
been tossed amidst the tinder of the forest floor.
It would mean a fire—the despoliation of trees, of
life, of beauty.
We do not take kindly to the careless motorist
whose reckless driving endangers the lives of
others nor do we excuse him on the grounds of
non-intent. He becomes an undesirable citizen
whose privileges must be curtailed in order to
protect the interests of others. Why, then, should
we tolerate the man whose careless action endangers lives of forest folk and forest dwellers?
Thousands of motorists are now getting into the
open places where a match or cigarette might
start a conflagration. On the other hand, matches
will do no harm if you break them before tossing
them aside ,nor will cigarettes, extinguished and
pocketed or deposited in a receptacle, do any harm.
Campfires built on mineral soil, with the duff carefully scraped aside and built beside a spring or
river or lake, will leave the forest green if thoroughly extinguished before leaving.
The essence of good sportsmanship is regard
for others. When travelling in the forest regions
this means scrupulous care in the use of fire. Your
forest fire rangers arc widely scattered, nccessar-
IN THESE days when "safety first is trying to
pain the ascendancy over "safety last," much
would be gained if we could all think of other
children and automobiles as we think of our own.
If we would drive past other little tots as carefully as we drive past our children, and other
drivers would do the same, thousands of lives
would be saved each year. Unfortunately, a child
to most of us is merely a little pest who insists
upon running front of our car—that is unless he
is our own child. The other fell >w thinks of our
child as we think of his. That is why we number
our deaths by thousands infteai: of by twos and
If I remember correctly, the statistics for last
year show that a few more people were killed by
automobile accidents than we lost in actual combat during the World War. At at.y rate, the number was astounding and far too great.
argon Ended 5
Years Dyspepsia
"I'd sufl'ered six years from ehron-
is dyspepsia. A heavy burning feel-
in?; in my stomach, gas around my
heart, and weakening p;i.ins across
my back kept me in constant misery.
I sleot poorly; and was so weak I felt
like I'd 'cave in' at work. Sargon put
me on my feet stroujj and well again.
My food digests perfectly, those
pains are tfone, 1 sleep Rood, and feel
fine. Sargon Pills entirely rid me of
constipation without the least discomfort".—Robt. G, Ball, 1620 5th
Ave., West, Vancouver.
Sold by Land's Drug & Book Store.
Mrs. W. Hutchinson was hostess to
the Thursday Evemng Bridge Club
at her home. There were two tables
of bridge in play, Misa J. E. Robin-
son gaining first prize and Mrs. J.
Bennie Jr., second. Mrs. A. Lockhart
was a guest of the club. During the
social hour following the games, de-
. licious refreshments were served by
the hostess. Those members present
were Mesdames J. H. Cameron, J.
Bennie, Jr., A. Maxwell, Jr., M. Stewart, A. Sommerville, A. Lockhart, W.
Hutchinson, J. H. Robertson and the
Misses Lou Sheppard and J. E. Robertson.
A numher of industrial leader;; believe that industrial prosperity is based on high wages with
attendant high purchasing power. Henry Ford,
thu great automobile manufacturer is numbered
among.-a the big industrialists who believe in this,
as a solution ol depressed trade.
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Life is too short to give up al*. to business and
nothing to pleasure and rest. Too many people
defraud their stomach, head and heart until they
have made a competency. When they expect to
unjoy tho pleasures oi' life they are generally too
old, oi' their greed for money ha; dried up all the
well springs of their being and they are incapable
of enjoyment. Devote your business hours to
business and >our leisure hours to innocent pleasure and wholesome amusement and the cultivation of such things as will make life pleasant.
One of the most severe tests to
which a lubricating oil can be subjected wns carried out in Vancouver
recently when a car, with its crank-
ense drained of Home Eastern oil,
made the six-mile run around Stanley
Park dependiiiK solely for lubrication
on tho film of oil adhering to the
bearings and side walls of the motor
after the draining of tlie crankcase.
The run was made in thft presence of
Mr. J. M. Cave of the Auto Club of
B.C., and Aid. E. W. Dean, Geo.
Kingsley of Willis-Kingsley Motors
who supplied the Studebaker Commander stock sedan used in the test,
re prese natives of the press and officials of Home Oil Distributors, Ltd.,
which markets Home Eastern Oil. W.
J. Blake Wilson, president, Major
Austin C. Tnylor, vice-pres. and H.
G. Fowler, mapaging director.
The crankcase was drained at the
entrance to the Park and with Mr.
Cave carefully observing thu instruments, the enr successfully mnde the
6-mile run around tho park to thc
exit nt a steady pace averaging 30
miles per hour. Mr. Cave states thut
the oil guage stood at nil, showing
that the film of oil left after draining the crankcase was the only lubrication afforded. The motometer, he
said, stood even lower than ordinary
driving range, showing that even on
the grade* there was no overheating
of the motor at nny time At the end
of the run n careful examination wns
made of the motor which was found
to be in perfect condition. Managing
Director Fowler states that the test
was one of the most trying which
could be imagined nnd proved conclusively the high quality of Home
Eastern oil, as only in a lubricant of
such quality would the tenacious
film adhering to the parts provide
sufficient lubrication for the run.
FOR SALE—Duck Eggs for hatching
also large quantity of white leghorn eggs for hatching, Apply F.
Court, near Royston Sawmill.    4t*
Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin and
Daisy, of Cassidy, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John Newman, Penrith avenue, over thc week-end, returning
home on Sunday.   •
Mr. and Mrs. D. Morgan, uf Minto, received word recently of their
son Irvine's success in his second
year examination in draughtmnnship.
Irvine, who secured very high marks,
holds a position with the Vancouver
Ornamental Iron Works, studying in
his spare time ut night school.
There are six F's in tht* sentence
you read in the paragraph "How's
Your Brain?" An average intelligence recollects three of them. If
you spotted four, you're above average. If you got five you cun turn
up your nose at most anybody. If
you caught all six, you're a genius
and a lot too good to be wasting your
time on foolishness like this.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo  Theatre
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay
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Floral Designs j
Mada up to suit any occasion. ■
Any order 'phoned beioro mid- ■
niffht will Im waiting r>r you :
the following morning. j
.lust 'Phone Your Request •
We'll do the rest •
No. is 324                 Courtonay :
Ni,hl   'Phona  SSX •
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone   71   or   23.   Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Let  ui  make  thingi  look like
new for you thii Spring.
zer. Hotel
Haiti     ;
itiMi.nr.'il'*  ;
Accomndntlnn  The  Brut
Rooms Steam Heated
NESTLfi'S   Evaporated
Milk is tjvice as rids as
ordinary bottled milk ... a
pure cow's milk with all useless
water removed ... then sterilized and sealed in airtight
tins. Rich and creamy .. .
Nestle's Evaporated Milk
adds an appetizing
richness to all cooking
and baking and to
World's Largest Producers and Sellers of
Condensed and Evaporated Milk
Mr. and Mrs. G. Fraer and the
Misses Frater motored from Nanaimo
on Saturday-
Town Topics
Mins Foster, a misisonary under
thi* Women's Misisonavy Society of
the United Church, on furlough from
China ,wlll (rive the address nt thc
Curriberland United church, Sunday
(vcninR, April 19th at 7 o'clock. Everyone cordially invited.
Mr. W. Davis, of Minto, underwent
un u'lerulion on Monday at the Vancouver General hospital. Mr. Davis
has heen sufTenint,' with his it.: fo.'
.'•■.mo time resulting in its amputation ahove the knee. Mrs. Davis, who
ir- in Vancouver If* expected home on
The Ladies' Bridge Cluh met at the
home of Mrs. \V. T. Turnbull, Maryport avenue on Wmine:•.''.ny evening,
this htiug the last meeting of the
season. There wen- five tihles in
play, Mrs. J. H. Cameron sicuring
prize For highest Bcore. Delicious refreshments were served following the
card games.
WIes E. Bowering, of the teaching
,-;taff cf thi? Cumberland High Bchool,
returned to Cumberland on Sunday
afternoon alter spending Easter holidays in Vancouver.
Mr. Dave Lockhart was a visiter to
Nanaimo on Sunday.
Comox Electoral District
1 shall, on Monday, the lHt'n day of
May, 1931, at tho hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, at tlie Court-house,
Cumberland, hold a sitting of the
Court of Revision for the purpose of
revising the list of voters for Lho said
electoral district, and of hearing and
determining any and all objections
to the retention of any name on the
said list, or to tho registration as a
voter of any applicant for registration; and for the other purposes set
forth in the "Provincial Elections
Dated at Cumberland, IJ. C. this
flth day of April, 1081.
JOHN CONWAY,    10-10
Registrar <>f Voters,
Coition Electoral District.
Tho first of Muy is Child Health
Day. Watch next issue of the Islander for full announcement. McBryde's
Bakery, phone 151, Courtenay, B.C.,
P. O. Box 17G. It
P. P. Harrison
Main  Office
Courtenny           I'hone   25S
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone   11 BR or 24
Like talking
a next-door
Mrt. Brown was turprU*
ed agreeably tol
She had heard ol how ilm*
pie It wm to convene over
Ihe tong-dlitanca telephone
with a per ion hundreds of
miles away, but frankly, she
was skeptical. Then one
day, to put it to a test,
she placed a call for her
sister in a  far-away  city.
Delight and amazement
mingled, a few moments
later, when her sister's
voice came to her, clearly
and distinctly, over the
"I never dreamed it wm
so easy," she , confessed*
"Why it' was just like chat,
ting with a next-door neigh"
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
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Good Buys At.. 1
cMoney Saving Prices m
Corn Flakes, 5 packages for 55c. |§|
Royal City Soups, vegetable, green pea and fl»-|   AA Si
tomato @ 15c. or 7 for «M.UU |§
Malkin's Very-Good Tea, 1 3-lfc. package for .... $1.00 HM
Cups and Saucers 2 for 25c. 01
Fruit Dishes  3 for 25c. fl}
Oatmeal Dishes 2 for 25c. hjl
Tea Plates, 2 sizes 3 for 25c and 2 for 25c. Si
CROCKERY at 95c. to $1.50 EACH—SEE WINDOW ij
Matt Brown s Grocery I
For Service and Quality S
Phone 30 Cumberland |U
When Purchasing
See that it bears the name of Hot-
point or Manning-Bowman which
stand for outstanding quality in Electrical Appliances.
A ful) line of percolators, waffle irons
grills, vacuum cleaners, irons, curling
tongs, etc., always on hand.
for Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks  Co.,   Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Times Monday, March 23rd.
Place: Stanle)' Park, Vancouver.
Dili, in) Witnesses: Aid. E. W. Dean, J. M. Cave (Reprt-
editing Automobile ('.lull of B.C), Geo. Kingsley,
of Willis-Kingsley Motor.) Ltd.. and local Pratt
Car Vsedi Studebaker Commander, Stock Model.,.
supplied hy Willis-Kingsley Motors Ltd.
Test: Crankcase drained at Park entrance,Car driven
around thr Park at avcruge speed of 30 miles per
hour. Temperature of motor remained normal
■luring entire trip. Crankcase refilled with Home
Eastern Motor Oil at Pork exit.
IJSJiiills Proreib Tlie only lubrication during test
was the (inn of Home Eastern Motor OU which
adhered to the bearings and sidcwallt of the motor,
quality of this superior motor lubricant.
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL    —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
<zMjotwv QdA*s
you can buy no better"
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and tl
Cumberland, B.C. FRIDAY, APRIL 17th, 1931.
Women Envied Her;    Men Wanted Her;    Life Cheated Her!
One man stole her youth-
Another stole her heart-
Neither gave her happiness
What is love worth?
She threw away security in exchange for
adventure, paid with her good name for a
good time. Hers the woman's endless quest
—the cry that has come down through the
ages—love—LOVE. A life wrecked—yet a
life made sweeter in the arms of a wanted
Youth was a dream in bright colors—East
Lynne a sad awakening. Tears blotted her
bridal beauty, yet it was not her husband—
—but another man—who dried them.
Was it worth while? Or was it courage
wasted and devotion thrown away?
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 23rd, 24th and 25th
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Radios mighty, dramatic spectacle .... will
set the heart of the
world afire!
and 500 others
Monday and Tuesday, April 20th and 21st
Triangle Never Reached Court
because gay night lifers have their
own methods of settling affairs of the heart, as startling-
ly revealed in this Fox all
talking movietone drama
(Ann Harding)
Made an outcast by her husband who falsely
accuses her of carrying on an affair with his best
triend, and turned away from her child, life deals still
further blows. Her husband's best friend—the man
who had always loved her—becomes her lover. But
although she changes, one thing remains constant—
her love for her child.
(Clive Brook)
Best friend of Isabel's husband—and her lover
after she had been made an outcast by Carlyle. A
brilliant member of the diplomat ic service, a dashing,
gallant adventurer, who secretly loved Isabel. That
he has missed Isabel and starved for sight of her is
readily realized when Carlyle. three years later,
brings him to East Lynne.
(Conrad Nagel)
An ambitious, promising but bigoted solicitor
mothered by his spinster sister. Our first glimpse of
him as Isabel's husand are those of a considerate,
sentimental groom to whom liis wife personifies love-
l.ness. But three years change Carlyle into a self-
centered lawyer and negligent husband.
Wednesday Only, April 22nd
"The Bad One"
Edmund Lowe
Dolores Del Rio is a greater sensation than ever as
a talking picture star. "The Had One" marks her
second appearance opposite Edmund Lowe, the first
having been in the tremendously popular "What
Price Glory'.'" Lowe had increased his popularity
by leaps and bounds through bis work in "The Cock-
Eyed World" and "In Old Arizona."
A fascinating, sclntllatlng all-talking love drama of
a modern Circe and a great lover of the seas. Alive
with hman interest! Asparkle with rollicking humor.
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Story by
Ben Ames William.
Directed hy
Dolores Del Rio
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FftlDAY, APRIL 17th, 1931.
Smart New Dresses in green, blue and pink, made of
good quality prints, trimmed organdie, no sleeves and
also short sleeves. Price, each   $1.25
House Dresses—a new arrival, about 30 in the lot, several new designs, short sleeves and no sleeves. Well
made and the price, each   $1.50
Novelty Dresses for the house in green, mauve, light
blue and several other mixed colors, sizes to 44, .. $1.75
See our $1.95 line of Dresses. You will be surprised
at the quality and the assortment of colors.
Large size dresses from 12 to 4G in a good assortment
of patterns. Prices each $1.75 to $2.50
KAYSER HOSE—Ladies' silk hose, full fashioned, a
good assortment of colors. The famous Kayser the
name which is a guarantee of good quality.   Price per
pair   $1.00
CIRCLE BAR—Full fashioned Silk Hose in most of the
wanted colors and the name Circle Bar means quality.
Price per pair $1.00
PRINTS—We are glad to say that we have one of the
finest ranges of prints it has been our pleasure to show.
More and more of our customers seems to be making up
dresses. See our leader at 35c. or 3 yards for $1.00.
Fully 36 inches wide—Every color guaranteed to be
fast dye.
W. J. McRoberts
Vancouver Optical Specialist
will be in Cumberland on
Tuesday. April 21st
at the
Cumberland Hotel
Mr. McRoberts hus had 17 years' experience in optical
work, part of the time with Norman Cull and the American Optical Company, and is prepared
to give expert service.
Phone 21 for appointments.
In Used Cars
We have a number of used cars on hand which we
must clear this week to make room for our stock of
new cars. The prices are cut away down so that each
one is real buy.   All are in good running condition.
1926 CHEVROLET  TOURING,   new   paint
Al shape only   $125.00
1926 FORD SPORT TOURING, a real buy at $110.00
1926 FORD COUPE. This car has had a complete overhaul   $170.0(1
1924 DODGE TOURING. A snap at $125.00
1924 FORD TOURING   $ 50.00
:-:       FREE       :-:
During this week we will give FREE with every USED
CAR a 1981 licence.
Come in or phone as at these prices they will not last
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Personal Mention
ii ss iffiass sEa-uvjiiDou; xazasi;(■:, 'fwr. &,-.., & s
For A Well
Stocked Pantry!
. . . Buy where values are high and where QUALITY
is reliable. That means .VOW . . HERE. There are
many choice buys at the present time in our store.
And also, what is a great deal to your advantage, you
may shop by telephone with absolute confidence. YOU
MAY TRUST US. Our staff will give you just as good
and courteous service as though you paid a visit to
our store.   SHOP BY TELEPHONE.
Mumford's Grocery
If You Get It at Mumford's . . . It's Good
Phone 235
Miss Edith O'Brien, R.N., who is
on the staff of tht; N'anaimo General
Hospital paid a surprise vis.it to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. O'Brien.
New Townsite on Thursday last, returning the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. A Beaton, Miss De-
lina Frelone and Mr. J. Walker motored to Nanaimo on Friday last returning the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. Mr Gall, Mr. and Mrs.
McLaughlin and Dnisy, Misses Hedley,
Misa Jessie Tickle, Miss Jean Bryce,
Miss Ethel Mullins all of Cassidy were
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Newman, Allan avenue.
Hawthorne Graham was a Nanaimo
visitor here on Saturday.
Miss Ella Henderson, of Cassidy, visited Cumberland at the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor and Miss May
Taylor, of Vancouver, former residents
are guests of Mr.s. Taylor's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Heaps.
Miss Violet Feeley, of Royston. is
making satisfactory progress at Cumberland General H-spltal after an operation for removal of appendix.
Several members of the "Tuxis"
boys, of Cumberlrnd United church,
made the ascent o' Mount Beecher on
Thursday returning on Friday. In spite
of several minor accidents the boys report a fine time. Included in the party
wero Bryson Parnham, Gordon Robertson. David Hunden, Joe Whyley,
Douglas Baird and Fred Martin. Norman Tribe, of Courtenay, made an
efficient guide.
Miss Allison Geikie was a youthful
hostess ou Friday cevning at the home
ui her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.s J.
Mann, to high school classmates and
friends. Many enjoyable games were
indulged ln and refreshments served
during the evening. Cyril Davis, Douglas Baird and John Bannerman entertained the company with piano numbers, Frank Hurford. with violin solos
and radio music was listened to. A
most happy time ending with dancing.
We are sorry to report that Mrs. W.
Bullock who has been a patient in the
hospital for some time and who returned to her home last week had to
return to that institution at the weekend. Her many friends hope for a
speedy recovery,
Cassidy sent two teams to the indoor
meet of the B. C. Mine Safety Association held on Saturday evening In the
Ilo-Ilo dance hall. "Sr. A" included W.
Morgan, John Wright, r.. Dan Radford, George Hoggan, Robt. Hohner.
"Sr. B." members were John Aitkinson,
A. Patrick, W. Graham, A. McLachlan
and Jas. Johnston.
Master Buddy Biggs returned on
Saturday to the home of his grandparents after a week's holiday at Wellington.
Master Jack .Bryden, of Victoria,
spent Easter with his uncle and aunt,
Mr. and, Mrs.. G. Tarbell.
Miss Nettie Robertson spent the
Easter vacation at Headquarters, the
gues of her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Kelly principal of the high school
returned to town o;i Friday from the
mainland where he spent the vacation.
Messrs. D. Campbell, A. Moore, of
Stewart, W. Gordon. A. Dunn, D. Aitken, N. Rutherford, Thorpe, Fulton
and Roberts were Nanaimo visitors on
Saturday to the First Aid meet.
Mr. and Mrs. Thome, Mesdames
Turner, Roper, Shavpe, Misses H. and
M. Brown, C. Moor, B. Davis and M.
Guinness arrived on Saturday from
Nanaimo to take part in the first aid
Mr. Steven Tickle ami Miss Ella
McGrath of Cassidy were the guestn
of Mr. and Mrs. \V. Newman, Allan
avenue, on Saturday last.
Mr. J. C. Brown crossed to New
Westminster on Sunday returning to
Cumberland on Tuesday.
A Matrimonial—Edward B., of
Happy Valley; hurry and you can
marry the girl you love. See the
climax at Cumberland United church,
Wednesday and Thursday, April 29
and 30.
Miss Jessie Baird returned home
from Vancouver at the week-end
after spending Easter week with
Mr. and Mrs. C. Polkinhorne had
ns their guests over the week end,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Louden and family
of Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. Kruks and family,
West Cumberland, left for the prairies on Wednesday. Mr. Kruks is hoping to take up farm work.
Miss Tess A. Galllvan, of the Cumberland Public School staff, returned
to Cumberland on Sunday afternoon
after spandinfi a week in Vancouver.
Misses Audrey Phillips and Madge
Bryan returned at the week-end from
Victoria after spending a week at thc
Capital as the guests of Miss Rhoda,
Mrs. A. B. Clinton returned to Cumberland on Sunday after spending tho
past ten days in Portland. Ore.
Miss D. Cannon returned to Cumberland on Sunday afternoon alter
spending a week in Victoria with
Christening services were conducted
on Sunday afternoon at Holy Trinity
Anglican church for the infant Bon of
Mr. and Mrs. C. Buttress, Jr., who received the name of Charles. Mrs, D.
Manson, of Nanaimo, was godmother
and godfatheis were Mr. Sidney Buttress, of Nanaimo, and Mr. C. Buttress,
Sr., of this city. Rev. T. L. Hipp reformed the ceremony, following which
relatives repaired to the home of the
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Buttress. Sr., New Townsite, where dinner
was served.
R. Toman motored to Nanaimo on
Sunday to meet Mrs. Toman on her
return from Vancouver and Victoria.
Mrs, Douglas Manson and Sidney
Buttress, of Nanaimo, motored here ou
Sunday to be guests of their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Buttress, Sr.
Mrs. Stockand returned on Sunday
from a week's visit to relatives in Nnnaimo.
Baseball Meeting Monday
A meeting of the Comox District
Twilight Baseball league will be held
in the Dining Room at the King
George Hotel on Monday next, April
20th, at 7:30 p.m. All teams wishing
to enter league must forward applications to president or secretary on or
before the date of the meeting. All
teams arc requested to send two dele-
gats to the meeting on Monday.
This is a trick—so don't say we
didn't warn you. Read this sentence:
Now count the F's in that sentence.
Only once—don't go back and count
them again.
Elsewhere in this paper you'll find
the answer, and it will tell you something about how good your brain is.
Ladies of the Tuesday Evening
Bridge Club met this week at the
home of Mrs. H. Parkinson, Derwent
avenue, three tables being in play.
Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. J. Devlin
were guestR of the club for the evening. Prize-winners were: ladies first
Mrs. Chas. Whyte; ladies' consolation'
Mrs. Gear. Following cards a social
time was enjoyed, dainty refreshments being nerved during this period. Those present included Mra. C.
Whyte, Mrs. J. Watson, Mrs. J. Lockner, Mrs. Gear, Mrs. R, McNeil, Mrs.
J. D, Davis, Mrs. C. MacDonald, Mrs.
A. Clarke, Mrs. J. Quinn, Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. R. Abrams, Mrs. J. Devlin,
Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. W. Hudson and
Mrs. H. Parkinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Apps and family returned Saturday after spending
a week with relatives in the Fraser
In loving memory of Esther (wee
Essy), beloved daughter of David
and Jennie Logan, who died April
17th, 1027, age 8 years and 6 months.
What  would  we give  to clasp her
Her happy face to seej
To hear her voice and see her smile
That meant so much to me.
God called her from our midst
But never from our hearts;
She lives with us in memory still
And shall, while memory lasts.
fn our lonely hours of thinking,
Thoughts of you are always near.
We who loved you sadly miss you
Ah it dawns another year.
Inserted ty her loving father,
mother, brothers and sistera.
We require the services of an
energetic man or woman to sell
our high grade knitwear direct-to-
consumer. Agents are making
$25 to $200 weekly. Write . . . .
Simcoe  Ontario
Tenders will be received by the
undersigned for the painting and kal-
aomlning of Wards and Hallways of
the Cumberland General Hospital.
Specifications of work to be done can
be obtained from Peter McNiven,
chairman of house committee. All
tenders to be in the hands of the
secretary not later than 7 p.m. April
lt C. J. PARNHAM, Secretary.
An itching rash
A Mentis bed skin
Eczema f
Vill DDD heal overnight? Sometimes
Mon often It lakes longer to wash out
the poison complel .'ly and restore a
smooth, clear shin. But the hunting,
the Itching, the irritation, are soothed,
moled, instantly.
Cumberland  and
*    *    »
Phone 10-IQ
[Aak the bailors)
{AhU the Doctors)
Shipped by
This advertisement is not published
or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board or by the Government of the
Province of British Columbia.
•» brew with the satisfying aroma of fresh-
picked hops . . . mature
. . . mellow ... refreshing!
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Botrd or by the
Government  of   Hritish  Columbia
In loving memory of Vena Thoburn, who died April 21st, 1930.
Though tears in our eyes may not
And our faces don't always look sad,
Ihere is never a night or a morning
But we think of the dear child we
Always lovingly remebered by her
mother, father, Faster and brother,
grandmother and grandfather Thoburn, grandmother and grandfather
Smith, in England.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thoburn.
S"     - FOR ■   Ln
Boys' Pullover Sweaters  $1.25
Boys' Blouses  _ 49
Boys' Hose     ,39
W. H. Anderson  -  Union Hotel
A fine old Scotch
Whisky worthily
named "Best Procurable."
It it bottled
in Scotland
**«»>« WTO HUMS*!**
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-in.. .... '*' fUsf    -
Nl t»4*,1,erara
In public favor for two
centuries . . . because of
its strength and age.
This advertisement is not published or displayed uy the Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
Manufacturers of	
Rough and Dressed Lumber
AU 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
Under auspices of the Young People's Society, Cumberland
United Church
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A Run for Her Money
a three-act farce comedy
United Church Hall, Cumberland
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, April 29th and 30th
riwitrmtttwrrmwiiir iiwfii iiiww  imi \m n—iiihhimh. ■
Doors open 7:30 Curtain at 8 o'clock
**M«»«iB2SM-^^ laV'iMrril
ADELAIDE DAMSON, a village romp Miss J. Baird
CORINNE MEEKER, a loyal and resourceful woman—
 Misa C. MacKinnon
BERINDA MEEKFR, her sister, a clinging vine—
  Miss M. Walker
BLAKE HAYDEN, an engaging detective  Mr. G. Horwoo'l
MRS. KENNETH KENNEDY KING, a marauding widow—
 Mins N. Marshall
NED BAILEY, the widow's victim  Mr. O. Brown
SAM, porter and bell boy at Hotel Brilliant .... Mr. S. Mounce
GIDEON WARREN, the avaricious uncle of the Mcekers—
  Mr. J. Auehterlonie
JUSTICE DILLY, an accommodating village magistrate	
  Mr. G. Tait
Place: Suburbs of a large city.
Time: Month of August.
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Act 1.   The Meeker kitchen at Cob Farm, Edam Corners, New
Jersey.   A warm morning in August.
Act 2.   Reception room at the Hotel Brilliant, Loon Lake.
Morning of the following day.
Act 8.   Corinna's room in the hotel. Evening of the same day.


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