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Array SEE and HEAR
•Hit The Deck'
with an All Star Cast
Cumberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo Theatre
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Nanaimo Request   Former School
Tax On Fuel Oil    Principal Back
From Germany
Council   Also   Passes   Resolution   De
ploring Its Uie in C.N.R.
Nanaimo, Dec. 2.—The City Council decided to forward to Premier R.
B. Bennett a resolution requesting
the immediate imposition of a tax on
fuel oil to assist the eoal industry to
compete with foreign oil, which is
stated to be seriously threatening the
coal mines. The resolution calls the
government's attention to its tariff
scheme designed to protect industries
of the Dominion. Copien of the resolution wil) be sent also to Hon. H. H.
Stevens, C. H. Dickie, M.P., A. W.
Neill, M.P., Hon. W. A. McKen7ie,
M.I,.A., the municipalities of Fernie,
Ladysmlth and Cumberland,
C.  B.  Wood,   M.A.,  Addressed  New
Education   Fellowship  at
Victoria College
C. B. Wood, M.A., of the Provincial Normal School, Victoria, and a
former principal of the Cumberland
High School, who recently returned
after u year's research work at Columbia University and an educational
tour of Germany, addressed the New
Educational Fellowship at Victoria
College last night.
When in Germany recently, Mr
Wood visited most of the important
teacher-training institutions of that
country and had much tn tell that
The council nlso passed a resolu-j wn» of Hl,eci"' int;e,*e8t to the large
tion to be sent to the Prime Minister
deploring the decision to use fuel oil
in the Canadian National Hotel in
Vancouver, and pointed out the influence such a decision will have on
other institutions und on unemployment.
The council is considering a fivo-
hour shift per day at 50 cents pet-
hour for the unemployed of the city,
Aspecial committee was instructed to
meet weekly to study problems in
connection with the jobless men of
this city,
audience, many of whom are deeply
interested in new educational me-
Council Endorse
Christmas Cheer
Fund of Citizens
Ottawa, Dec. 2.—The coal output
from Canadian mines during 'October amounted to 1,630,013 tons, an
increase of two per cent over the total of 1,598,659 tons produced in the
corresponding month of 1929, and 0.5
per cent above the October average
output for the past five years of
1,621.05.1 tons. Production during
the month reached the high level, due
principally to the advance in production of lignite coal in Alberta, and to
a lesser extent in Saskatchewan. Output from mines in Nova Scotia was
589,784 tons; in New Brunswick, 16,-
701 tons; In Saskatchewan, 89,289
tons; in Alberta, 751,459; and in
British Columbia, 182,780 tons. Bituminous coal mined during October
totalled 949,070 tons; sub-bituminous
eoal, 73,67:* tons; and lignite coal
607,264 tons.
Imports into Canada during October increased 4.4 per cent over 1925-
1929 average for the month and
amounted to 1,966,022 tons. Exports
amounted to 47,269 tons, a 50 per
cent decline from October 1926-1929
average of 94,511 tons.
The doubles crib contest just completed at the Athletic Club was won
this week by Harry Ellis, Sr., and W.
Younger who defeated Bobby Brown
and Tom Brown after a close game.
The tournament has been a great
success, many entries having been
received and all through the competition the interest has been most
The singles tournament is well under way and is also creating a great
deal of interest. The checkers contest has also commenced, with entries well up to previous ones.
Owing   to   Great   Trade   Depression
Lang's Drug Store Starts Sen-
■ational Sale Saturday
Owing to the general depression in
business, Lang's Drug Store will hold
a most sensational sale, comencing
on Saturday and continuing right up
to Christmas. This is the first general sale that Lang's Drug store has
held since starting in business in
Cumberland and every gift line article in the store will be marked down,
even  the goods  purchased  for this
Monday Night's Session of City Council of Short Duration
A short session of the city council
on Monday night was presided over
by Hia Worship Mayor Maxwell and
attended by Aldermen Mumford, Ledingham, Henderson, Williams and
Bannerman. .Alderman Parnham,
chairman of the finance committee
was prevented, owing to sickness
from being present. A communication received from Mr. Muirhead, re
his account against the council was
read by the clerk when it was passed
that tbe sum of $100 on account, as
requested be sent to Mr. Muirhead.
A communication from three residents of Pendrith avenue, Mr. F. Partridge, Mrs. Combs and Miss Picketti,
was received, complaining of sewer
gas, smelling strongly of gasoline,
was causing them much annoyance.
After some discussion, the board of
works was instructed to once more
flush the sewer and take any other
steps necessary in an effort to eliminate the smell of gas. Alderman
Ledingham stated that he had received complaints last summer about the
same thing and the sewer on that
occasion had been flushed, which, for
a time appeared to have solved the
trouble. It appears that workmen,
opening the sewer in the alleyway
behind the Veterans' hall could only
work for a short period on account
of thc gas. So far as he knew, Alderman Ledingham stated that there
was no leakage from his gasoline
tanks. The smell still remains somewhat of a mystery, but it is hoped
that with the sewer at present open
and being thoroughly flushed with
a short length of the sewer pipe
levelled up conditions will be greatly
Bills and accounts to the amount
of 3,658.57 were presented and referred to the finance committee for
payment. In this sum there was included an item for wages under the
relief plan. Up to date $610 has
been expended covering 152% days.
There being no unfinished business
to transact, the Mayor brought up
the matter of Cumberland's Christmas Cheer Fund. He had been approached, he said, by a number of
citizens who were interested in the
movement and had suggested holding
a community concert and dance. Mr.
Edward W. Bickle had been approached and he had very generously promised to donate the use of the Ilo-Ilo
theatre and the dance hall for the
dual affair, which was to be held on
the 18th of December. Mr. Bickle
had nlso promised to donate all necessary publicity. The Merry Makers'
orchestra had also promised their services free and it was thc hope of the
promoters that all artists in the city
would come forward and assist in the ,
concert and dance. All the promoters
were asking of the council was its
endorsation of the scheme and privilege to use the city hall for meetings.
Crib League Standing
G W   L D
Comox  6 5   0 1
Union Bay   6 5    0 1
Conservatives   6 4    2 0
Vets  6 3    3 0
Athletics   6 13 2
Sixty Farmsteads
May Be Created
At Oyster River
Colonisation Department of Canadian
Pacific  Railway  Examining
14,000 Acres North of
The Cumberland Mine Rescue Association will holda banquet in the
Union  Hotel on Saturday night at
7:30 when  a  large number of the I cent issue is authority for the state
members  and  friends are  expected  ment that location of sixty families
The Victoria Daily Times in a re-
to be in attendance.
State President
Of Eagles Paid
Cumberland Visit
on 11,000 acres of good land between
| Merville and Oyster River, involving
! organization of the largest land set-
Local Aerie, Following Business Set
sion Held Successful
State President, F. W. Kane,
Renton, Wash., paid an official visit
to Cumberland Aerie, F.O.E. on Tuesday night last, when following the
usual business session a most enjoyable social was held. During the
evening the State President delivered
a very eloquent address on the work
of the Eagle Lodge, his remarks being listened to with a great deal of interest by the members.
The social which followed was indeed a jolly affair with many of the
members excelling themselves as en-
tertaines. Refreshments were served during the course of the evening
which were much appreciated. In addition to several community songs,
instrumental selections, recitations,
jokes and solos were rendered. An
orchestra composed of Messrs. Norman Frelone, S. L. Robertson, W.
Jackson and R. Littler opened the
proceedings, with overture, splendidly executed. Others adding greatly to the enjoyment of the evening
were G. Richardson, song; Messrs.
McFarlane, McLellan, Hill and Con-
rod as a quartette dad very well. Instrument solos by W. Jackson, banjo, and R. Littler, concertina, were
also appreciated. Jokes and stories
that were hew were given by Messrs.
Howay, J. Brown, T. Bates, H. Con-
rod and C. Banks, while solos were
given by Messrs, J. Davis, W. Jackson, T. Brown, R. Saunders, J. Pollock, F. W. Kane, T. Carney, W. McFarlane, T. Armstrong, W. McLellan,
J. Weir, J. H. Robertson and an Italian solo by L. Bono. Messrs. J.
Hill and McLellan also delighted with
a duet.
tlement project undertaken in British
i Columbia for more than twenty years
' is under consideration by the colonization nnd land settlement department of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Coupled with the land development project js the possibility that
thc Esquimau and Nanaimo Railway
may be extended northward from
Courtenay, the present terminus,
through the Merville settlement of
of the Land .Settlement Board to serve
the new men and ultimately cross
the Campbell River to tap the rich
agricultural districts of Salmon Rival-
and Menzies Bay. (
Mrs. Tom Carney entertained at
her home on Wednesday night in
honor of her daughter, Bessie's 12th
birthday. There was a large number
of young guests present who had a
glorious time playing .games, dancing
and in guessing contests. Prizes were
awarded to Rosie Marocchi, Thelma
Frelone, Adell McMillan and Rita
Baird. The hostess, assisted by Mrs.
J. Donnely and Miss Margaret Adamson, served a wonderful supper to
the young guests ( who did full justice to the many good things provided. The table was beautifully decorated, the centre piece being a magnificent birthday cake with twelve
candles on it. Bessie was. the recipient of many beautiful presents and
hearty god wishes on attaining her
twelfth birthday. Those present included Jessie Robertson, Viola Mar-
tinelli, Annie Brown, Adel McMillan
Rosle Marocchi, Thelmi
Linda Cavallero, Lizzie Conn, Barbara   McNeill,   Norman   Tweedhope.
There were ten tables of crib in
play at the Cumberland hall on Wednesday evening when the Elite, ladies'
crib club met in a mixed affair, many
male friends of the members being
present. Mrs. Schmidt was the winner of the ladies' prize with Mr. Joe
Damonte gaining the gent's prize.
Bounteous refreshments in the form
of hot dogs and coffee were served
by a committee of ladies, following
which a social hour was spent which
was greatly enjoyed.
Public School
Teacher Resigns
School Trustees in Regular Session.
Experts of the Colonization and
settlement department of the Cana
dian Pacific Railway have been making a thorough survey of the territory proposed to lie settled, to ascertain tbe acreage of good land available in the district and the cost of
clearing and other work necessary
preliminary to settling farmers in
the district. Officials of the department in Vancouver this morning informed the times that the undertaking, if approved, would not be initiated until next spring at the earU
iest. In any event ,the department
would not be purchasing the area for
resale, limiting its functions to acting
as intermediary between settlers and
the present owners of the land.
Rail Head Non-Comraittal
J. JI. Cameron, manager of the Esquimau and Nanaimo Railway, said
he hud no knowledge of plans for ex|
tension of the railway northward at
the present time, but he was not prepared to say such an extension was
not contemplated.
Important Development
Should the Canadian Pacific Railway proceed with the settlement of
the 1-1,000 acres under examination,
the project will exceed the Merville
settlement in importance. Merville
was originally designed to include
13,000 acres, but the actual development was far smaller than had been
contemplated. It is still the largest
unit settlement under the jurisdiction
of the Land Settlement Board, the
Creston undertaking, including about
7,000 acres.
It is understood that the price to
be paid for land included in the new
development will range from $7 to
$10 per acre, and that a large investment in improvements and buildings
must be made prior to bringing in
settlers, in order that every family
may be assured of a livelihood from
a portion of their holdings, whilo they
clear nnd break additional acreage.
The Shuttle badminton club is
staging a tournament on the American plan andit was the good fortunte
of tho Islander scribe to be present
at the courts on Tuesday night when
a tournament game was pulled off
between R. T. Brown (Bobby) and
his partner, against John Bond and
his partner in the mixed doubles. If
the pluyers lacked the fine touches
of the English tourists it made up for
Frelone, j the fun created. "Bobby" Brown
especially being in great form as a
fun maker. If you are scared to
laugh never go to the Band hall when
Norma Cavallero, Cleo Gibson, Dor
othy Hunt, Helen Shearer, Frankie j Bobby is in action
Martinelli, Franklen Smith, Freddie
Smith, Rita Baird, Davidina Derbyshire, Lizzie Baird, Thomasine Baird,
Margaret Armstrong, Lawrence Polk-
inhorne, Kathleen Watson, Freddie
The regular meeting of thc Cumberland Board of School Trustees was
held last night in the school with
Trustees MacNaughton, Baird, Part
ridge and McKinnon present.
The High School attendance showed that in Div. 1, 22 pupils attended
during the time since last meeting,
17 in division II, and 24 in division
III. The public school report nlso
showed that the general attendance
had been up to standard with Mis?
McKinnon's class having the highest
marks with an attendance of 99.58.
Mr. Apps, the principal also reported
that during the month the following
tenchers had been absent: Mr. Apps,
one-half day, due to illness. Miss
McKinnon, absent one day, supplied
own substitute; Miss Carey absent
one (lay, illness, Mr. Horwood substituted; Miss Carey absent one-half
day, supplied own substitute.
Inspector Gower had eompleted his
visit of inspection, thc principal stated and that in connection with the
close of the term, requisitions were
under preparation.
A great deal of correspondence
was received, chief of which was the
resignation of Mrs. Vivian Mounce
to tako effect on the thirty-first day
of January, 1931. The resignation
was accepted to take effect as stated.
A communication from tho secretary
of the Cumberland Literary and Athletic Association with reference to
the High School pupils desiring the
Band hall for physical drill was considered and referred to the new board
for their consideration. The Hon.
Minister of Education also wrote deploring the fact that he was unable
to avail himself of the invitation of
thc board to be present at the opening of the new manual training
Mr. Wilbur McDonald, of Victoria,
also wrote the board, making application for a position on the teaching
staff of the school. The application
was received and filed.
The investigating committee of the
Cumberland Christmas Cheer Fund
would be glad to receive as much help
fom the general public as possible.
If any resident ojf the district knows
of any family in need or in straightened circumstances please get in
touch with the chairman of the committee, Mrs. Covert, who can be
reached by phone, 156R. Tbe committee is busy already getting a line
on the needy, as it is the wish of the
promoters of the Christmas Cheer
Fund that not one solitary person in
the district should be forgotten on
Christmas morn.
New Proprietors Of
Local Motor House
I Henderson   Motors   Taken   Over   By
Messrs. W. Devoy and A. J.
Gavel of Friendship
yenr's Christmas trade. It is not old
stock that Mr. Lang is endeavoring to I The council readily gave its endorsa-
get rid of, but new, clean and right j tion, following which the Mayor said
up to the minute, shipments that he would like to see all the Aldermen
have only just arrived and are now j get behind the scheme and endeavor
being opened  up.    This sensational to make it a huge success.
sale will give residents of Cumber-J  — —
land und district an opportunity to SOCCER GAME
get Christmas presents ut a greatly, HERE SUNDAY.
reduced price, and it must be borne i
in mind by the buying public thnt this 1 An interesting soccer game will be
condition has been brought about i staged on the Recreation Ground,
solely hy the general husiness depres- j Sunday, when the Tyee A. team will
sion. The stock will be laid out in t oppose the local Eagles. The latter
an attractive manner, so that patrons | have not yet been defeated in the
can see at a glance the quality of i Upper Island league but came close
the goods offered. By the payment to dropping one point last week
of a small deposit any article will be against the Tyee A at Campbell Rav-
put at one side and held until Christ-1 er. The fishermen have a fast bunch
mas. Better come down to the store i of players and capable of extending
this week end nnd look over the stock | the Eagles to thc limit. The gome
which includes toilet sets, bath salts j will start at 2 o'clock with the fol-
in fancy packages, Ivory and two-; lowing doing duty for the homesters:
tone sets, manicure sets,, military J. Walker, J. Brown and Ed. Bickle,
brushes, smokers' supplies, station-1H. Conrod, C. Tobacco and J. Weir,
ery, novelties, funcy soaps, leather | R. Howay, H. McFarlane, J, Campbell
goods and many other interesting and H. Gibson and L. Bartholdi. Reserves
attractive gift lines. Adv't    jA. Hunter, W. Stant, C. Bradley.
To present the "Gavel of Friend-
1 ship' 'to Luurel Rebekah lodge no, H,
I of Ladysmith ,a number of members
I of local Harmony lodge no. 22 jour*
: neyed to thut city on Friday lust, the
i ceremony taking place thnt evening.
Edwfll*d Co&SflT ^"ny meml>ei's ut Miriam no, 3 of
*~,UWC1IU vumni Nanaimo joined the visitors at that
point, accompanying them to Ladysmith. Mra. Ellen Shearer, noble
grand of Harmony lodge, supported
by Mrs. Whyte and Mi's. Younger
made the presentation. Carrying out
the purpose, for which the gavel is
the symbol, the promotion of good
One Year In
Okhalla For
Edward Cokkui\ a Cumberland
youth, 21 yearn of aj?e waft on Mon-
duy fent down for trial after a preliminary hearing by Magistrate John
Conway. According to the evidence
submitted,   Coasnr   broke   into   the
home of Mr. Jack Gillespie, of West. fellowship and fraternity among the
Cumberlnnd, which haB been closed | members of the order, a get-together
for some time, in the early hours of j s0(.iai time followed the business
Sunday, November 23rd, obtaining j meeting, visitors from Cumberland
entry through a rear window and I am| Nanaimo rendering a varied and
stole several articles. Cossar was Interesting programme while the host-
taken in charge by Constable N. De Lbs lodge served a bountiful repast.
Witt of thc Provincial Police on Fri- Members of Harmony lodge who were
day, November 28th and taken be- present and who report a most en-
fore Magistrate Conway on Saturday jnyau|(. time include: Mr. and Mrs.
last being remanded for the prelimin- ■ w. McLellan, Sr., Mesdames E, Shear-
ary hearing until Monday. | cr, Ci. Conrod, E. Littler, Derbyshire
The accused was taken down to j Younger, H, Mounce, Toman, Park-
Nannimo to stand his trial which J inson, Frew, Whyte nnd Mr. W. Mr-
came on for hearing on Thursday, j Millan. Messrs. A. Cray, Sr., and
He was found guilty and sentenced i R. Toman accompanied the party by
to one year in Okhalla. motor.
Up.-Island Football
Games in the Upper Islnnd football league last week were played at
Union Bay and Campbell River. The
Courtenay team entertained the Tyee
B at the Bay, defeating the fishermen >in a one-sided game by u score
of six goals to none. There was only
a handful of spectators present as
referee Tom Carney got the teams
lined up. Right from the kick off
the Courtenny boys showed marked
superiority and goals came fairly
often. The game was too one-sided
to be interesting with the result that
the spectators gradually left the field.
The Courtenay line-up . was Grier,
Thomson and Bill Auchinvole, J.
Strachan, A. Searle, Parker, Larson,
J. Robinson, A. Auchinvole, D. Partridge and O. McNeill.
Cumberland vi.  Tyee  A.
The Cumberland Eagles journeyed
to Campbell River on Sunday last
und took on the Tyee A team in a
league fixture. This game proved to
be one of the closest the Eagles have
engaged in this year, the Tyees being
in the picture right up to the last.
Honors were fairly even and the
score, .1-2 in favor of Cumberland,
just about represents the play.
The game started at 2:30 and for
the first twenty minutes end to end
play prevailed with the Indians worrying the Eugles defence continually.
During a raid on the Tyee goal on**
of the home backs charged Gibson
while shooting for goal and referee
Thoburn promptly awarded a penalty
which Gibson converted. For the remainder of the half thc play wus
even and just before the breather
the Tyee forwards broke away tn
even the score making it 1-1 at half
With the start of the second half
the Eagles started to press and within five minutes scored a goal but
the edge on the play was short lived
for the Tyees came back stronger
than ever and with Jones, the Eagle
half off with a bad knee, kept thc
local defence busy. About fifteen
minutes from time the Tyee efforts
were rewurded by a nice goal being
scored from close in with Tobacco
huving no chance to save. For the
next fifteen minutes thc play was
fast und furious with both teams trying to score thc winning goal, the
Eagles finally getting it on a break
away. It wus the closest game the
Eagles have had in thc league and
this Sunday's game should a battle
Christmas Cheer
Fund Committees
Formed at Meeting
Enthusiastic Citizen* Decide to Hold
Community Concert and
There was a very good turn out at
thc meeting held in the council chambers last night when plans were formulated to hold a Commuity Concert
and Dance in aid of Cumberland's
Christmas  Cheer  Fund.
Mayor Alex. Maxwell was chosen
as chairman of the fund and he will
have for assistants, J. Vernon-Jones
aa secretary and W. H. Cope as treasurer. The election of members to
act on the various committees was
proceeded with, the first committee
to b(! chosen being the important
one of the "investigation committee".
This committee will be responsible
for the investigating of all needy
families in thc district and after a
great deal of discussion was finally
decided on as follows: Mrs, Covert,
(chairman), Mrs. Robertson, Mr. R.
Coe, Mr. R. C, Lang, Mrs. Morgan
(Minto), Mr. J. C. Brown, Mrs. Sam
Miller, Mr. Fraser Watson, Mr. R. T.
Brown and Mr. J. D. Davis, with the
power to add to their number,
The finance committee will be composed of Messrs. W. Henderson, the
chairman, W. H. Cope. Edward W.
Bickle, Sam Gough and J, Vernon-
Jones. The advertising or publicity
committee, Edward W. Bickle, the
chairman), .1. Sutherland and the
The entertainment committee, having full charge of the arrangements
for the concert and dance will be
Tom Carney (chairman, Fraser Watson, E. W. Bickle, Mrs. Covert and
Mrs. McMillan.
Mr. E. W, Bickle, who wus present
at the meeting offered the committee
the use of the Ilo-I!o theatre, the
dance hull absolutely free of charge.
He also generously offered to donate
all the necessary printing and advertising. For his mjst generous offer
Mr. Bickle was heartily thanked by
the meeting. Mr. R. T. Brown of the
Merry Makers' orchestra also offered the services of a 7-piece orchestra
absolutely free. The thanks of the
meeting were also extended to Mr. j
Brown and the orchestra.
Home discussion arose os to the
price fn be charged for the concert
and '[■'.■'.it. Many suggestions wore
advanced, but it whs finally decided
to charge a general admission fee of
50c for the concert with children admitted at half price, For the dance
the charge will be gentlemen, 50c
and ladies, 25c. The concert and'
dunce will be held in the Ilo-Ilo on,
Thursday, December the IKth with,
the concert starting at 7:110. Many;
local artists have promised their help'
and the entertaining committee will:
approach G, W. Stubbs, of Courtenay,
in an effort to get him to put on one;
of hbi small sketches. Mrs. Tribe'
and Mr.-*. Harney Harvey, of Courten-
ay. will ubo be approached and it ts
hoped to have the Misses Moore put |
on un exhibition dance. One of the,
best step dancers *■*. t.-i to como into
the district is now in residence here
umt an effort i;- being made to have
him ncrfonu. The stellar organfon-
tion, the Men's Musical will also be
Approached and it ll hoped that this
aggregation of singers will nt least
give two items on the programme.
There is not the slightest doubt but
what the concert will be one of the
host ever held here, and by the time i
the Islander comes out next week it;
is hoped to have the full list of art-'
ists announced.
In addressing the meeting Mayor
Maxwell said he would tike to see j
the Christmas Cheer Fund built up i
into substantial proportions so that
not one single family would go short,
on Christmas morning. He urged alt
committee to work to bring this con-!
dition about und said his services
could be called on at any time to do
anything humanly possible. Any of
thc committee desirous of meeting
can use the city hall.
Mr, George Henderson, who has
run the garage known as Henderson
Motors for the past few years has
tinned over his business to Messrs.
VV. Devoy and A. J Morson, who will
operate under the firm name of Devoy and Morson. Mr. Devoy has heen
with Henderson Motors for some few
years, whilst his partner A. .1. Morson has heen with the Noel Motor,-,
at Courtenay since that firm opened
Up, Previous to thut Mr. Morson
was with the Corfleld Motors and is
exceptionally well-known to the motoring public.
Mr. Henderson, we understand, has
accepted a position In Victoria, moving   to   the   Capital   this   week   with
Mrs. Henderson.
Mr, James Bond, who took over to
Seattle with him for the annual show
of the .Seattle Roller Canary Club,
eight of his birds, did very well
against the keenest competition. Entries from as far back as Manitoba
had been received and a large number from points south of Seattle..
.Tames Bond, in partnership with his
father Frank Bond, have been breeding canaries for a hobby for a great
many years and have had wonderful
success with their birds It was with
the greatest of confidence that Jimmy
travelled to Seattle with his feathered friends. The show terminated on
Sunday last after a four day session
and the local fanciers came out of
the trying ordeal with one first and
cup, two seconds, one third, one
fourth and one special prize. The
local men ore to be congratulated on
lifting the cup as they were the only
exhibitors from outside Seattle to
lift any silverware. In young birds
class Messrs. Bond and son led all
the way through, being high with 206
points right up to the last entry being
brought in, when Mr. Essex, of Seattle showed his birds, beating out
the local pair by one point only. He
returned from the Sound city on
Monday night and reports the arrangements mnde by thc Seattle club
ns pei'fect. Everything went off very
smoothly and the housing and feeding of thc birds left nothing to be
There was a large number of members of Holy Trinity Women's Auxiliary present at the Parish Hall on
Monday on the occasion of the annual meeting. Many matters were
discussed and a fair amount of busies transacted, chief of which was
the decision not to hold a Christinas
bazaar this year. In the election of
officers, Mrs. Harry Bryan was the
unanimous choice for the presidency,
Mrs. A, B. Clinton becomes the new
secretary with Mrs ,E. Robinson the
treasurer. Mrs. L. R. Stevens was
elected Dorcas secretary.
Bow And Arrow
Brings Down Deer
Messrs. G. J. Richardson and Bill
Gray, hunting in the vicinity of
Campbell River Inst week end, came
across u hunter using a bow and arrow. Thc modern Robin Hood proved
to be a Mr. Coleman, of Seattle, and
to prove that his bow and arrow was
ait ideal weapon for the hunting of
game, brought down a tine two-point
buck. He proudly took hts prize into
the River and was the recipient of
many congratulations. As far as can
bo learned .this is the first deer to be
brought down in the vicinity by a
bow and arrow, excepting of course,
the time when the native- used the
Demonstrating tho [tower of hi*
aiiows, Mr. Coleman burled two in
the  wall of the Campbell   River (Jit
rnge, which according to the hunter
aro   there   for   keeps unless  dug  OUl
Ot  broken  off.
well worth seeing.
The Eagles wore represented by
Tobacco, Rrown, Bickle, Jones, Con-
rod, Weir, Howay, Stant, Gibson, McFarlane and Bartholdi.
Local badminton enthusiasts will
be pleased to know that .lack Purcell,
champion of Canada, Is the editor of
Spalding's official Canadian Badminton Guide which has just been issued
by the Canadian Sports Publishing
Company of Rrantford.
Interesting articles covering major
tournaments of the past season have
been covered by expert badminton
writers. Court construction by Wm.
M. Stewart of Ottawa nnd the official
rules of badminton are some of the
features of the publication. The
Guide is wel lillustrated with pictures
of officials of the Canadian Hadniin-
ton Association nnd some of the lend
ing players in the Dominion. PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
A.N EDITOR of an enterprising paper recently
advised his subscribers that in thc future he
would nut publish poems in memory of relatives who had crossed thc Great Divide.
The editor was indeed wise.    For some reason
or other there has been a deluge of these poems
from one end of thc country to the other.   In
almost every instance the poem is so crude that
it arouses mirth and ridicule in the community
We have enough amusing epitaphs on grave stones
in our old cemeteries without fillintr our columns
with such master pieces as:
Our In-other dear.
Who once was here,
Has gone to live above.
He's dead a year,
We shed a tear.
For him we all did love.
this  is signed  by  mother,  father, sistei
brother  Joe,   Aunt   Louise,  thc  bulldog,
canary, gold tish and half a dozen others of a
publicity-loving lamiy.
No one cares to ridicule memory verses, but
few who arc able to write real poetry care to make
use of it ill this manner. Those who can not write
poetry make themselves ridiculous by using crude
make-shifts and are not much better olT if they
choose a stanza Ihat has been used by dozens ol
other mourners .luring the past lew months.
Some day the memory verse will be looked upon
with as much scorn as wristlets, bustles, and oxcarts. 	
ONCE MORE the happy season of the year is
at hand, when we begin to prepare gifts of
love for Christmas. It is indeed a pleasing
indication of the rapid spread of feelings of kindness and good will throughout the world that the
preparaion of beauiful aricles for Christmas gifts
afreets the industries of all civilized nations. The
choice of articles for Christmas gifts is a perplexing pleasure. According to Emerson articles
of beauty rather than of use are appropriate for
gifts. In giving we have to avoid, on one hand,
the imposing of a sense of obligation, and, on the
other, of making the occasion for assuming to
ourselves the role of benefactor. The donation
party given at Christmas to the faithful pastor
whose past due salary is unpaid is only an unfair
method of making him appear the recipient of a
favor, while his just claims are disregarded. Nor
can we refrain from suggesting to the husband
and father: Do not make a Christmas gift to your
wife of a new carpet or a pair of shoes or a cooking
stove, for she needs and has a right to these things
anyway. Your little boy needs a new school book
for the next session of school, but he would probably experience! a sense of wrong which it would
be difficult for him to explain if he should find it
in his stocking on Christmas morning. And we
may suggest as an idea wholly foreign to Emerson
that if thc husband and father has from negli-
By steam, by mail, by plane and by whatever
mode a man may travel, men and women scurry
over the face of the earth at this season towards
whatever spot they know as home. In Tuscanny
villages, in the German mountains, on the plains
of Greec? .the green fields of Old England, the
braes of Scotland, in the barren Scandinavian
towns, in all those old world places that have sent
. their quota oi' wage-earners to Canada, the land
gence or penuriousness failed to provide his wife I of gold and promise, women and children are
with a good supply of dry, well-cut wood or fuel* awaiting the home-coming of the wanderers. Their
for the kitchen stove, or the needed quantity of waitings and longings will not be in vain.
winter flannels ,it would be equally inappropriate
for him to present her with a pair of big pink
glass flower vases or some similar article, the
price uf which might have added vastly to her
comfort had the money been placed for spending
in her own hands.
Gifts for children depend but little on their
value for the pleasure they shall give. A household of children can be made entirely happy by a
quarter's worth of mixed candy placed in their
stocking, each piece of candy being wrapped in
a separate paper, thus multiplying the number of
gifts. It is very important, however, that the
gifts be put in their stockings. The swest illusion
adds a priceless value to the veriest trifles.
And so we feel like saying to ourselves and to
our readers: Let us prepare for a merry, happy
Christmas; let us forget for a little while all the
environments of our lives that are sad and depressing; let us think of the treasure we possess
that "man did nut mak.' and cannot mar"; let us
give tokens of love to our friends .though it should
only be a geranium leaf or a rosy cheeked apple.
Let us celebrate Christmas. The yoke loosened
and laid aside for a little will give rest and
strength to the shoulders; the affections of the
heart called into play and indulged in will give
strength to our soul; and both will fit us for a
better performance of the duties and work ap-
polntod for us in the coming New Year.
Till; FOLLOWING article trom an exchange hns u
practical application locally and citizens will find
food for thought in its perusal:
.My town owes mi; nothing. If accounts were balanced
at this (late, I would be thc debtor. Haven't I, ull th*HP
years lived within rhe limits of the town und shared all
it- benefits'.' Haven't I hud the benefit of its schools nnd
•lunches'.' Haven't 1 had the line of its park nnd publir
Haven't I hnd the protection of its fire, police and
health departments? Haven't Us people, during all this
lime been gathering for me. frotn the four corners oi
the earth, food for my table, clothing for my body, anl
material for my home?
Hasn't this town furnished the patronage by which
I have succeeded in my business? Husn't it furnished
the nest, friends of my life, whose ideals have been my
inspiration .whose kind words have been my cheer, and
whose helpiullneas has carried me over the greatest difficulties?
What will I give in return? Not .simply the tuxes:
which cover so stnull part of what I have received. I
want to give more; I want, of my own free will, to give
enough! that 1 can truthfully say "This is my town", so
that I cau tuke pride in its prosperity, in tho honours
which come to the citizens, and till thut makes it greater
ind better.
I can do this only by becoming pan of thc town -
by giving to it generously of myself, ln this way only
■an I, even in small part, pay the great debt I owe my
Sends Sargon To
Far Off Roumania
President of Big Canadian Firm
Says He Never Saw Anything to Equal New
"After taking tive bottles oi' Sargon and two dottles of the Soft Mass
Pills I want to say that in all my 70
years I've never seen anything to
equal this remarkable treatment," recently said Jacob Gherman, Pres. of
the Western Hardware Co., Ltd.,
Winnipeg, Canada, who moved to
Winnipeg from Roumania <10 years
ago and who has acquired extensive
real estate holdings in that city. j
"In fact, Sargon has been of such |
great help to me that I am sending K)j
a full treatment to two friends of
mine back in my old home country.
I wrote to them what a wonderful
medicine it is and how it restored my
health after all other medicines and
treatments failed.
"I suffered torture with indigestion
after meals and only those who have
had this terrible affliction know what
a blessed relief it means to get rid
of it. I also suffered from chronic
constipation almost as far back as I
can remember.
"After the first few doses of Sargon my stomach seemed to right it-
stlf, my nerves grew stronger and I
begun to .sleep well and now am in iy|
better health generally than I've been HJ
in 36 yearn.
"I use to take a physic almost every
day of my life but since taking Saigon Pills my bowels are as regular
aa clockwrk. Their easy natural
uetton makes them especially suited
to elderly people like myself. I onlv
hope my statement will help other
This is only one of the thousands
of cases where grateful men and wo-
imm have received pueh wonderful
benefits from Sargon that they have
sent it to their relatives and friends
in distant lands.
Sargon may be obtained in Cumberland from Lang's Drug A BiK>k
Store. Adv't.
Lost Five Days
While Hunting
Late Joseph Orr
Laid To Rest
The funeral ot the lute Joseph Orr
was held on Wednesday afternoon.
Services were conducted in St. George's
United church. Rev. M. W. Lees officiating and members of the Orange
Lodge attended in a body. The remains were then conveyed lo the Un
ited church cemetery al Sumlwick, ;
large number of relatives and friends
following. The pall-bearers, all members of the Orange order, were Messrs.
J. W. McKenzie Sr.. John Crockett,
James Parkin, Henry Creech. H. R.
Clark and J. Soulsby.
Floral tributes uere received from
the following:
Pillow—The Family.
Wreaths—Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dawson,
Perry Hanson. Joseph McPhee. Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Douglas
prays—Mr. and Mrs. Len Roberts,
Mr. nnd Mrs James Orr and family.
Mr. and Mrs. W, J C. Bennett and
family. Mr. and Mrs, L. Clarkson. Mrs,
Hodgson and George. Mr. and Mrs. W. \
Hayman. Mr. and Mr.s. R. R Dixon, |
Mrs, Teed and Mrs. Andy Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crawford. Ella |
and Charlie.
The Comus Club held a very enjoyable dance in the Anglican Parish hall
on Tuesday night. Although the at
tendance was not large, a pleasant ev
ening was spent.
R. U. Hurford has been away during
the week in connection with business
of the Dairy Association.
A. B. Crump, of Dashwood, formerly resident here, was a visitor in town
during the week.
Inspector Parsons of the B. C. Police, paid a visit to the local detachment on Thursday. He was accompanied by Inspector Kerrigan of the
Shanghai  iChinai   police force.
Mrs. Bourdillon left thi* morning
for a few days' holiday in Victoria.
Miss Mary Bell is visiting Mrs. Geo.
May in Nanaimo.
♦    .<■    *
Joe ClitTe is preparing a home on
Alice street early in the New Year.
Rev. J. X. and Mrs. Willemar are
visiting  in  Happy Valley.
'    "    "
Arthur   Lainq.   agriculturist,   representing   the   Vancouver   Milling   Co,,
was in the district last week.
time *-ongs. This caused much merri
ment among the crowd. About $64.00
was realized.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Renwick have as
their guest the latter's sister. Mrs. E.
C. Emde, of Port Alberni.
Mrs. S. Abrams, Mrs. L. A. Little,
and Miss Mary Little motored to Nanaimo for the week-end,
Mrs. M. H. Thomas left on Friday
for Vancou.er where she will spend a
week, the guest of her sister Mrs. A
On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. E.
T. Searle entertained five tables or
bridge. First honors were awarded to
Mrs. A. R. Horne and A. Kay. Consolation prizes were won by Miss O.
Searle nnd James Dollar. Others present were Mr. and Mrs." J. Fulcher, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Auchinvole, Mr. and Mra.
8. Abrams. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Reid,
Mrs. L. A. Little. Mrs. James Dollar
Mrs. A. Kay. George Harwood. M. H.
Thomas and A. R. Horne.
Mrs. Willis and daughter Alic? re
turned home last week after havitu
spent the past four months in London.  England.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Glovrr motored to Nanatmo on Fridny.
New Transportation
Line to Courtenny
Courtenay Locals
George C. Bigeiow returned on Sunday from Winning where he has been
attending the annual meeting of the
United  Grain Growers
Mrs J H Eakin received the sad
news of the sudden death of her father and lelt for Edmonton on Saturday morning.
Lieut.-Col. McPherson. of Toronto,
spent Inst week visiting his brother.
Coleman and Charlie McPherson at
Little River.
The Vancouver-Courtenay Transpir-
Uiti*n Company hes been. absDrmxl by
George M. Lindsny and P. J. Cormact-
and will be operated ns the Vancouver
Bntw Transportaiii-n Company. Limited.
Mr.  Lindsny. president ol the nett
A very successful sale of work was com pany,  was  the  originator nf  thi
held   on   Wedncsdny  evening  in   thelPacitk* Coyle Navigation Company,
church     Many  of   the young  ladies,     Freight will be brought up the river
dressed as minstrels, sane several old-. on Fridays.
Union Bay
British Badminton Team
Here are the British Badminton experts who are
touring Canada from mat\ to coast to measure
their prowess against the best Canada can offer. They
arrived recently on Canadian Pacific liner Duchess
of Atholl and play in Ottawa. Moose Jaw, Winnipeg,
Calgary,   Vancouver,   Victoria,   Edmonton,  Toronto,
the return trip about the middle of December. They
are travelling across the Dominion by Canadian Pacific.
From left to right they are: D. C. Hume, R. C. F.
Nichols. Major E, A. wiggs, j-resident Quebec Badminton Association, J. F. Devlin. Sir George Thomas,
R. M. White, R. L. Condy. editor Canadian Lawn
Kingston, Montreal and will sail from Saint Joha on Tennis and Badminton Magazine, and H. S. Uber.
Followed Cows Out To Road
Ben Arlin, w young hunter trom
Vancouver, who was over on Vancouver island lor several weeks, spent five
days and nights in the woods on tn?
mountains between Wellington and
He entered the woods early on Sunday morning last with the intention
of remaining there tor u night and
•vas equipped with blankets and a
small supply of food. Late on Sunday
afternoon he realized he was lost and
waa by no means helped with the heavy fogs of last week. He beeamo wet
to the skin after a few hours and lost
all his matches with the exception of
three. One was wet. the second spluttered and went out, the third meant
d great deal to him and lie took good
care not to waste it. As there was no
dry wood to kindle, he was forced to
tear his blankets into strips and burn Sti
these, and after much hard work sue- IjU
ceeded in making a large fire. He had ^
eaten most of his food and shared the
rest with his dog on Monday morning.
Mr. Arlin had not the faintest idea
In which direction to go. and did not
like leaving tho fire, aa he had no other
means of making one should he require to do so. It was Tuesday afternoon before ho decided to make an effort to get out. but the fog was still
thick and he had no success.
On Wednesday night the fog lifted
a lHtie. and during the late hours he jjl
was able to travel by moonlight.  After l|j
bidding farewell to the fire he set out Si
in an unknown direction and towards [j|l
morning found a herd of cows in o gi
swamp.   He had had no food for two [j]
days except for several kinds of leaves J2
which he risked eating.   He was lucky nil
in fastening one of the cows to a cedar U4
tree with his belt and milking her in- RJL
to his red felt hat.   About a gallon of II|
milk was drawn, which he and his dog Ss
quWkly consumed.    Driving the cows [JI!
•home" he followed  them  for  many
-lours, und flnally came in si^ht of the
South  Wellington  road.    He  walked
most of tho way to Nanaimo and returned   to   Vancouver   the   following
Relief Committee
Hold Meeting |
At a meeting ot the Comox district
relief commit:™ lwto In O, R. Bates
office on Thursday It wus decided not
to crrat: any oKpense tor admins: ration. The Idea is to lis'.;) various local
organisations and community service
clubs to organlw relief lu their own
districts mainly by finding odd jobs
of work simitar to thc scheme on
which Captain Bates has been working iu Courtenay. Rev. O, L. Bour- ■*,
dlllon, Rev. M. W. Lees and Rev. B. HJ
Beaton (remised to help through their'*1
wiire wanted to consult or advise local nj|
oluntary relief workers. JjgJ
j    O. It. Bates has been appointed pre-
j sident and IC 0, Wiles secretory of the
ocal organization.
Loses Home by Fire i
When Mrs. Pattison  lost  her 3.tile
home at Merville by fire on W-idncs*
: day afternoon, no one was around ex-
• .vpt her youngest boy, Eric, generally
.nowR us "Bnooky", aged sis years.
' .vheo tin little felio.v found thnt Vas
I iitehen was on tire, causzd, apparently, b>  the breaking of n  cloth?slin3
l-over tho kitchen stove, he coniinenc-sd
to throw his clothes out of tha win-1
dow.  He then thought ot his brother's
1 guns and turned his attention to 86v-'
i ing these in Uke manner.   Although
; the  house was by  this  time full  of I
' smoke and the flames were becoming
hotter and hotter, he repeatedly went I
back Into the building until the dense
I smoke actually made him vomit.   By I
the time he had run down the road to |
■ a neighbor to tell his mother the fire
had too strong a hold to hope to extinguish It, so efforts were confined to
eaving anything It was possible to get
people and members ol the commlttei .|ji|
have   pledged   themselvs   to  go  any-
Friday and Saturday,   Dec.  12 and  13
eked Door"
Rod La Rocque   •   Barbara Sanwyck
William Boyd      -      Betty Bronson
A Woman" War With a halse Lover I I FRIDAY, DECEMBER Sth, 1930.
Great Britain. Experiments conduct-
I ed over a long period have proved
INTO FUEL OIL j the technical possibility of the almost
J" " i complete transformation of coal into
(Contributed) j0il.   It has been proved also that the
Two  methods by which oil from process could be carried out on a
coal is derived have attracted atten- large scale without incurring finan-
tion.    One is known as low temper- cial loss.    The avoidance of loss is
ature caronization, the other as hy-1 one thing, the earning of a profit is
drogenation. From the first a restricted quantity of oil is obtained,
chiefly a smokeless, solid fuel, but the
another. Coal oil would have to
compete with well oil, the production
of which at present is enormous. To
matter of profit or loss in the process insure a reasonable profit on the cap-
is not yet settled.
The time however, has arrived
when something definite may be said
regarding the prospects of coal hy-
drogenation (or coal liquefaction) in
ital interested would require that the
existing British duty on oil should
be raised. Such legislation alone
would justify the enormous outlay
for plants to produce from British
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, rough $16.00
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, dressed or sized .... 18.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 8" and 10"  16.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 6"   15.00
No. 2 Common Fir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic 6" and 8" ,  21.00
Ail higher grade finishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
15% to 20% on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
| Office, Cumberland 159
iNijcht Call, Courtenay 134X
coal oil sufficient to replace oil now j
imported. The cost would be staggering. A reliable estimate of the
capital cost involved in an enterprise
of such magnitude is placed at £400,-
000,000, a figure, it is said, that
would be nowhere near the true value of the coalfields under the new
conditions. Britain, whether in peace
or war would be back in her old-time
position of independence so far as j
fuel was concerned.
Military Needt
During the Great War the French
Army consumed monthly 35,000 tons!
of petrol, thc British Army almost!
as much. Clemenceau declared that!
for want of it the safety of the Allied j
Armies was at one time in the balance. When the war was won, Lord
Curzon coined the phrase, "The Al- j
lies have floated to victory on a wave I
fiealtk 5enviee
(ftanafetati Ariliral Aaanriattoti
Oj-jjjT rUMINO, M.P.   •-   ASSOCIATE tKCfigTMtV
Questions concerning Health, ad-
d.'eased to the Canadian Medical
Association, 184, College St.. Toronto, will be answered personally
by correspondent-*.
The Toddler Discovered
als, meats and vegetables; particularly does he require milk each day,
fruit at least once a day and green
leafy vegetables regularly. He should
not have tea, coffee, fried foods, pie
pickles, or rich cakes and puddings.
He should not be given food or candy
between meals as this spoils the appetite.
Well over half of all deaths from
mmunicable diseases occur at this
It   is   generally   known   that   the
of oil."   The United States supplied i^';'  chUfl  ff^x ^*eive  .-egular   _       _	
80 per cent of the oil consumed by hea,th ■»***"* \°™*r that h* W.   The child should be vaccinated
the Allies. may *el out of hLS 8ch001 "*■"• *nd  against    smallpox    and    immunized
~     ..... . , 8tart "ut int0 ttdult "fe with u sound: ,lf.ftinst dlnthpria      Hp should   never
Condition may arise again, as they j bodv Throughout the civilized world \* «Jth«ia.    He should never
arose before   when <*niirt> .-4 of nil nro ,'   ' miou*fnout in* «v"«*™ wonu   bfl t,j.pose(j  t0  3Uch diseases  .and  if
arose oeiore, wnen sources ot oil are|wc (lnd doctors, numesand dentists
dangerously placed for critical needs,
The conveyance of oil in war times
is precarious, and aircraft can do
damage to oilfields. Armies must
have it, whether on sea or land. It
is the fuel of swift propulsion, the
first necessity of national defence.
Lancelot Lawton, who writes on
the subject in The Quarterly Review,
points out that total disarmament is
still far distant among the powers,
and we must not deceive ourselves.
Coal hydrogenation and the develop-
| ments that have arisen from it constitute one of the most spectacular
I achievements of modern science.
i Sixty years ago Berthelot liquefied
. coal nnd carbon by heating them with
, hydriodic acid. The process, however, was unsuitable for commercial
application. It was not until 1913
that Bergius, in his laboratory, first] the
succeeded in hydrogenating coal at
I high pressure. It was not an accident, he insists, but rather a deltber-
■ ate sutdy of the chemical nature of
| coal, adhering as closely as possible
to the methods by which, throughout
the geological ages, Nature had transformed plants into coal. He alway?
had faith in the commercial practicability of his discovery and spared no
effort to enlarge it. —Colonist.
they do occur, he should be carefully
working in the schools to safeguard; [j.eut0(j
the health of the school children.      j     AdenoidS( diseaaetl tongUS| and dtf.
tl is generaMy understood that the lfoets of the eyes amJ eurfi develop
luring this period and they should
P. P. Harrison
Main Office
Courtenay         Phone 258
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone  116R or 24
well baby should be supervised by the |
doctor in order that the mother may
be mi vised as to the care her babv
requires, so that she may protect her
infant from disease, keep him well
and see to his proper development.
Each year an increasing number of
mothers take their well babies to
their doctor for health supervision.
They do this because they have learned that by following the advice they
receive, their babies are kept welt.
In many plnces, well-baby conferences nre held for the purpose of giving hoalfth supervision.
As a result of this preventive work
whicli has been done for infants nnd
school-children, there has bcen among
great reduction in disease,
and a marked improvement in their
health. The results have been so
satisfactory that such work is extending, and in some places, the health
supervision which is being given
reaches practically every infant and
school child.
Until a short time ago, thc young
child, between infancy and school age
was thought not to require any particular care. It is only recently that
the toddler, or pre-school child, has
been, as it were, discovered to require health supervision.
The child, from one to six, is passing through years where growth and
development are rapid. He requires
proper care if he is to develop properly. He needs guidance if he is to
form the habits of life which are so
Important to his physical and mental
health. These are the years when
the child requires the right kinds of
food if he is to have a properly-developed, sound body when he enters
school.   His diet should include cere-
Canada's Best
made from
be corrected without delay. There is
no reason for putting off treatment,
and there are many reasons why
treatment should not be delayed, as
delay causes the child to suffer and
his development to be interfered
with. Again, long-standing conditions are always more difficult to
treat successfully.
Help Through the Use
of Health Rules.
Education does not consist merely in
the knowledge of certain facts! It is
much more than that for it implies
the ability to put knowledge into
We need to be informed as to how
to live in order to be healthy. Our
lives should be guided by intelligence
not by instinct, if we are to rise above
the level of the animal world.
But knowledge regarding the securing and maintenance of health will
not, in itself, he of any real value to
us. It is the way we apply this knowledge, by making it part of our daily
lives, that counts. Results come from
the application of knowledge rather
than from the knowledge itself.
There are certain comparatively
few and simple rules of living which
are the determining factors in our
health. These rules ore known to
most people, and yet the number who
practice them consistently is not
There is only one practical way to
hold these rules, and that is to make
habits of them. It is just as easy to
acquire good habits as bad ones, and
the practice of the good habits makes
life much more comfortable, pleasant und happy for ourselves and for
We usually establish our habits of
life in childhood. During this period
of our Mves, wo inevitably establish
some kind of habits, good or bad.
Habits express our response to certain conditions. By frequent repetition of such response, we come to
perforin an act without thinking.
If a child has hi? hands washed before meals, it follows that, in the
course of time, he will go himself
and wash his hands before sitting
down to the table. If the same way,
he accustoms himself to brush his
teeth at certain hours; he learns to
go to the toilet at a set time; he goes
to bed and has his meals by the clock.
In other words, he establishes habits.
The parent cannot make a greater
contribution to the child's health and
happiness than by establishing proper
physical and mental habits.
The reason why we refer to this
subject is because it so often happens
thnt parents who nre reasonably well-
informed as to what habits of life
are desirable, are often careless or
indifferent in seeing thnt their child
establishes proper habits.
The establishment nf proper habits
takes time and patience and perse-
ranee.     The   parents   must   know
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j Cumberland, B.C.
!   Practical Barber & Hairdresser   •
j   Child'n'a hair cut any style 35c   \)r
J   Lfldlea hair cut any style 50c
what they are trying to do; must be. child training—does not come about
informed as to how to do it ,and hc | through, but. is acquired through
prepared to guin and understanding j study and preparation. Parents need
of the child and of the manner In | education in child training If they are
which children nre trained. Success , to give their children a proper start
with the greatest task of parents—  In life.
h*      OS«I(t? Uiiue
Xuiiis Clteer -
buhilOH'J BlJ{! (LlUtfllUUI.^   \
fi" '" '"■' •"      ' '     1,
Bottled in Scotland, and '
guaranteed   over   twelve /i\
years  average  age- W
HBC       |
RUM   f
A public  favorite for  two I
centuries and over . . . be- \ }•
came of its uniform high
itantlard of mellow age
and  strength.
A reputation gained by 2W
years of continuous trading
is a t;n a ran tee of the Quality of all H   B C branch.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
I      Jr.  Electric  Vacuum  (.'leaner for Chester-
'£     fields, closed cars, or hard-to-get-at places.
for only
50c. a day
or ll or model cleaner for
$1.00 a day
•—a~. -*-
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
f *** *** ***** ******* **** ************** 0000000s
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks Co., Ltd.
I'hone 75
A. M. CLINTON, Manager.
Silver Spring Brewery
Victoria, British Columbia
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by
the Government of B.C.
Still Doing
Hemstiching • -
Mrs. Francescini having sold
out her business on Dunsmuir
avenue is prepared to do pic-
oting and hemstitching at her
Corner of Windermere Ave. and
Third Street
Automobile Side  Curtains Repaired
Also Harness Repairs
Orders lefl at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions PAGE FOUR
Sale Prices
are for
Cash only
Owing to the very low
prices prevailing at this
Sale all articles on Sale
are for Cash Only
71 m\v
The . .
Prices cut to
the core!
Many items below cost
of its kind ever
in the district
I   for Christmas
Wc have a large and varied stock
of Xmas packages of Note paper
with either plain or lined envelopes, prices up from          39c
Correspondence cards in fancy
boxes tinted or white, plain or
guilt-edged, prices up from   Hie
Fancy Gift Portfolios tinted paper, reg, $1.00, Sale price . . "Sc
The above stationery lines must
be seen lo be appreciated, Come
in and look them over.
Leather Goods
Gent's Bill Folds, black leather
regular $1.25, Sale 	
Gent's Tan  liill  Folds, finest
leather, reg. $5.00, Sale	
Gent's Genuine Pig Skin Bill
Folds, regular $5.00. Sale 	
Bridge Sets in leather case, reg. fljrt Of?
$.",.75. Sale      tDsUosmtO
Small Girls Hand Bags in brown, tan P A ,
and grey, regular 75c, Sale     OUC
Chocolate Specials
Large Xmas Boxes of Chocolates d»Q QC
reg. $3.75, $5.00, Sale $2.63 and «j)O.OD
Marachino ('berries in cream, reg. /?{?/»
price per box 75e, Sale  DOC
Snowballs and Walnut hand roll
creams, reg. 60c per tb., Sale -
For Boys
Miraculurn Psncil, holds three different color
leads can be changed by simply the magazine
of the pencil, regular price $1.00 7Q«
Sale Price          lOt
Platinum  Writing  Sets  contain  pencil  and
fountain pen in neal gift box.   These sets
may be had in either blue or green
regular price $1.25, sale
Packet Knives—We have a good assortment
of boy's knives at  prices from 58c to 78c.
reon g9c
Children's Books and
Popular Novels
We have a large asosrtment of these and all
have been reduced 30'.. Books always make
lasting gifts.   Ask to see this line.
For Men
.Military Brush Set wilh comb and metal
mirror in leather case, reg. $7.00, Sale $5.60
Military Brush Sets in leather
cases, reg. $6.50, Sale 	
Pocket Lighters, up from
Cigarette  Cases,  Tobacco  Pouches,   Pipes,
Ash Trays, etc.. all at SALE PRICES.
Dalcrose Toilet Sets
in fancy Xmas packages.   These make very
acceptable gifts.
Set containing: face cream, soap d*"|   QQ
lip stick, compact, reg. $3.00. sale «D J-.t/O
Set of Cream and Powder, reg. d»"|   QQ
$2.75, Sale price        «M.iJO
Set containing bath salts and     d*0 rt ,4
soap. reg. $3.25. Sale   tP<£.a£*±
Hath Salts, reg. $2.75, Sale price  .     . $1.87
Dubarry Sets
in Suitable Gift Boxes.
Bath Salts and Soap. reg. $2.00, sale $1.11
Bath Salts, reg. $1.25, sale   98c
Hudnut Sets
Dusting Powder and Bath Salts
regular $2.75. Sale price ..
We also have many other sets at greatly
reduced prices, ranging from 98c to $11.50
It will certainly pay you to look this line over
Free With Each Set Purchased
One Dubarry Acceptance Package containing
small tube of Dubarry Vanishing Cream,
tube of Dubarry Foundation Cream and a
package of Dubarry Face Powder.
Regular $4,50 .Manicure Set,
pearl on amber, sale price
Reg. $7.50 Manicure, 10 piec
two-tone, Sale price
in  neat  fancy  Xmas boxes
$4.60 .Manicure Set. two-tnnc
pieces, Side Price	
Reg. $8,50, Ivory Manicure Set
hi plush lines ease. Sale price
$3.20 ;
!S $5.68
I- -• ■-■-—« g
d a
Wayside Thoughts, reg. 60c, Sale     15c. Autograph Alliums, reg. $1.60, Sale .. $1.17
Birthday Books, reg. $1.50, Sale   98c Autograph Albums, reg. $1.35, Sale .... 98c
Birthday Books, reg. $1.25, Sale   71c Poems by Robert W. Service in neat leather
Shopping Lists, reg. 85c, Sale  68c covered booklets, regular $1.65
Autograph Albums, reg .$1.60, Sale ... $1.11 Sale price
Do your Xmas Shopping here ij WLuyryj I We are here to serve you
The Rexall-Kodak Store
Lang's Drug Store
It pays to deal at Lang's
Make all your Gift selections Here FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 1930.
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay •
*   *   * •
Representing Sun Life
Assurance Company
of Canada
...   ,   .
P. 0. Box 125
Courtenay, B.C.
A special committee of the Cabinet
consisting of Hon. W. A. McKenzie,
Minister of Labor, as chairman, Hon.
W. R. Bruhn, Minister of Public
Works, and Hon. S. L, Howe, Provin-
j cial Secretary has been appointed
i to deal with unemployment. They
have held meetings daily to consider
: reports coming from different parts
of the province. In unorganized districts the Dominion and the Province
each contribute 60 per cent towards
the cost of relief work. This will
mostly be done on roads in gravelling
slashing, clearing, grubbing, widening rock cuts, reducing curvatures
and grades an dthe construction of
On the work undertaken by the
Province an municipalities, such as on
trunk roads, the Province will contri-
j bute 00 per cent and the Dominion
i 40 per cent, and o nthe Trans-Can-
i ada Highway the cost will be evenly
j divided between the two. For direct
I relief in the municipalities applying
for it ,the  Dominion,  the  Province, ployment  relief plan.    Work  being j GREATER USE OF
and Municipality  will each contrib-1 pushed on the highway in the moun-! urnwri    _...
ute one-third. [tain  section   near  Alberni,  and  on I ULVERIZED COAL
Out of 76 municipalities, 72 have j the South Fork road near Nanaimo.
reported their needs.   Six stated that I *    *    •
they did not require relief. With 63 Major James Johnstone of thc De-
municipalities agreements to provide partment of Public Works has been
relief have been made, and active] appointed District Engineer for the
measures  ore  being taken  to  have | Peace River district.   This has hither-
Power Trend in Europe It for Higher
Pressure in  Steam  Plant*
British Columbia is keenly interested from an economic point of new
in recent experiments with the use
says the Pension Investment Bond
Now, while health and strength are yours, while you
can spend your money freely, secure in the knowledge that
you can soon earn more, set
aside the modest payments
required for a PENSION
When Inclination or necessity causes you to retire, your
Bond will work for you,
supplying you with a regular
monthly income which will
continue as long as you live.
With a Pension Investment
Bond you become your own
Let the Sun Life Man giro you fuller particulars.
Matt. Brown's Grocery-
Sale and Pure Food Show
Another year in our march towards further development, Several well known manufacturers make this
groat event possible. We appreciate their co-operation,
and you, by taking advantage of the many bargains
we are offering, will make this enterprise worth-while.
Grocery Priie* every hour
Remember the dates—
Friday and Saturday
December 5th and 6th
Sale prices are good for the entire 11 days of our sale
December 5th to 15th.
Matt Brown's Grocery
"Service and Quality"
Phrme 30 Cumberland   if
Tlie Unemployment Committee of
the Provincial Government has now
com; leteri agreements for relief work
with 60 out of the 75 muncipalities
of the Province, which covers the
who'" area as far as aid requirements
are .oneerned.
A comprehensive scheme of relief
work on roads for the winter months
has been decided upon.   In order to
. these carried out. J to been a sub-office of the Depart-1 „,.      , ,        ,  ,   ,.   ,
.,(„,. ,   , ,    ,. .   *.       of  pulverized  conl   both   for  marine
Additional orders being received in j mt-nt- but owing to the growing im-1 and )and usp
The large stocks cf such fuel that
nre nvE.ilable in this province makes
the subject one of importance to an
industry that has been languishing
for years in face of competition from
fuel oil,
"Power," u New York magazine
that deals with heating and power
problems says in this connection
"From one Indian at the end of a
paddle to 200,000 horse-power on the
t-nd of a propeller shaft of a single
shaft is a for cry. The new mark will
be attained by the turbines of a giant
Cunarder for which the contract has
been let to John Brown & Company,
Clydeside, Scotland. On land this
plant would be rated ns a large central station. It brings to mind thc
future of marine steam plants in
RUCh mutters ns size, pressure and
type nf firing. "Nothing is impossible,
but it seems improhable that the
power plunt of a single ship will ever
equal the capacity of the largest land
plant. In certain ether respects, also
the tendency at sea is to follow,
rather than lead, land practise.
"Two important examples are
found—pulverized    coal    and    high
,. „ _ ,     ,       i pressure,   After being well establish-
ot  B.C. apples have     .     ,        . .    , .
ed ashore for nearly ten years pulverized coal ii; flnally gaining headway as a method of firing marine
boilers. Competing with oil, it has
the handicap of more bulky fuel, but
this, on many routes ,is not enough to
offset the saving in fuel cost.
Pressure for ship's turbines ure
gradually workig up, but the marine
engineer still looks upon GOO pounds
as a very high pressure, while his
friends ashore nre working commercially with  1200 nnd  1400 pounds.
Tlw united Church hall presented'' XjJ R wou'd appeftr- °'r hand' that
an animated scene on Wednesday af-! l40n nound* Pwsaure has an even
terncon Inst on the occasion of the greater justification aboard ship than
annual fall bazaar of the Ladies Aid,!on hind. The ship can show equal
the hall being thronged with visitors, saving in fuel and in addition can
the Province for ties for British rail- nort:ineo of" tne P*5*™ River territory
ways came largely as the result ofjtni' status has been raised so that [
representations made by the Hon. F.
P. Burden, the new Agent General in
London. For these ties Douglas fir
is demanded of a type that can be
met by the use of trees that have
grown to maturity without reaching
marketable size. This often occurs
where growth is crowded or conditions of soil or weather prevent the
expansion of the tree, but add to
rather than detract from its quality
for railway purposes. Ties of this
kind have already had a good test in
Great Britain and have proved satisfactory. As these orders develop
they promise to provide a market
for much timber than has heretofore
been unsaleable, It will make for
closer logging and assist the pioneer
in clearing his land to sell his timber
more profitably. Coming at this time
an influx of orders that may run into
millions of feet of tie timber should
} stimulate the business of the logging
camps and help to relieve current
The department of agriculture has
I inaugurated a system of weekly mar-
' ket intelligence direct by cable from
I London. The Hon. Thos. G. Coventry, markets representative ,in Great
Britain, will send a week end message on prices and demand for B. C.
products, which will be communicated
to newspapers throughout the province in the regular market news-letters.
The Markets Branch recently sent
to the West Indies a trial shipment
of 500 pounds of strawberry jam to
test its commercial possibilities. This
jam was put up by a Victoria firm,
and since its arrival hos been declared equal to the best British Varieties
marketed in glass containers. A cable
for a repeat order is expected.
in future the Engineer will be in di-
rec1. c numicntion with headquarters
at Vii torin . Major Johnstone is already it: the district, and has had a
long experience in the administration
of public works.
Tbe Motor Licence office here reports that the proportion of commercial vehicles in the province this year \
was IB pet* cent of the whole, or thati
there wa sone truck or bus for every
five passenger cars. Total registra- j
tiom' were 97,000 of which 80,000i
odd were passenger and 16,000 were!
commercial, the units above the'
round figures completing another
*    *    *
Hon. T. G. Coventry, recently tried
nn interesting experiment to further
the sales uf B. C. Fruit in England.
To the common schools of Leicester
he offered n prize of two boxes of
fancy B, C, tipples for the best essay
on "Why I should buy Home or Empire Fruit". It has already brought
about fifty replies and more fo-th-
co in in jr.
been shipped to Egypt this fall. The
largest importers are Isauc Vaena at
Alexnndrjn and the Nile Cold Storuge
Co., Cairo. The apples were fur-
warded by the American Exporting
Company of New York, and Elder,
Dempster Co, sailing from Montreal.
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Town Topics
capitalize the space and tonnage thus
released for pay load.
"Marine engineers have bcen, and
properly, conservative because of the
extreme seriousness of the shut-downs
ut sett.   However, the development of
Stalls displaying plain and fancy sewing, delicious home-cooking and con-
feet.f nery did n thriving business while
tho well-appointed tea tables tempted
alt to partake of the refreshing afternoon tea. The fish pond with its mysterious catches  was,  needless  to  say
rendezvous   of   the   young   folks.     A j pulverized coal and high pressure on
handsome  sum   was  realized   toward I land has reached the stage where the
church work. factor of reliability hardly enter? into
Jimmy Walker and his Sunny Side [the choice.   Thc road is open for the
ensure that each one shall get some J orchestra will play for a big dance j rapid  extension  of  marine appllca-
sharc  of the work  in  unorganized |at Headquarters this Saturday when I tions."
territory, a limit of two weeks' em-'a number of the younger clement of      There is now on the high seas a
ployment at one time has been decid-1 Cumberland will journey over. ,ship built hy Blohm & Voss of Ham-
ed upon with one week more or lessj    The   Pythian   Sisters   entertained
off between.    An  endeavor  is also
being made to scatter the work so
that the workers shalt be kept near
their homes ns possible and concentration avoided.
and Mrs. Slaughter tying for second,
the former winning on cut of cards.
Refreshments were served by members of the lodge,
As showing how widespread are
relief work plans the following items
of the programme are given:
Cariboo road, 83 to 86 mile, 3 ■4
miles of new right-ofway.
Cranbrook. Widening rock cuts
between Wardner and Yahk. Slashing and burning on right-of-way.
Golden.    Work on Big Bend road.
Cacston to Kuskanook. Widening
road near Sirdar.
Hope-Princeton road. Work being
Galloway Rapids, Skeena City.
Work on Prince Rupert Highway.
Hedley and Princeton. Resurfacing.
Fort George. Programme under
Trail and Rossland.    The Depart-! ™	
ment nre preparing plans for the | Mrs, J. D. Davis wishes to thank
construction of a subway under the j Mrs. Mary Morgan, Mrs. Mary Monks
C.P.R. tracks near Trail. Will neces-1 and Mrs, Anderson of Union Buy, for
sitate half a mile of rood reconstruc-j their help in selling tickets on the
tion for approaches and will elimin-| cushion, donated for the benefit of
ate dagerous stretch. the twins of Mr.s. H. Reese,    Win-
Vancouver Island. West Coast road | ning number of ticket was 609 and
heing proceeded  with  under unem-(was held hy Mrs. B. Tarr.
members and friends at a very interesting whist drive and social following their regular meeting on Wednesday evening. Mrs. Carney was
Brst prize winner with'MrB. Tommi'^^^J* ^J>";*™r^ f00
burg, the trials of which arc being
watched by world-wide shipping interests. Recently this ship visited
tbe Port of Montreal.
It has Benson boilers which gen-
tbs. the same pressure which Ben
son boilers operate power plants on
land in Europe.
The trials of this ship showed economy in weight of machinery—space
Miss Margaret Mossey of Powell j requirements, maintenance and more-
River has arrived to pay an extended j over safety in operation.
visit to her parents, Mr .and Mrs. 	
W. Mossey of West Cumberland. COAL FROM INDO-
Mr and Mrs. Reg. Morrison, of; CH,NA |N SEATTLE
Coombs, paid a short vjsit to the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bond last week.
deposited on the cup. Such transference of germs by means of some object is called indirect contact.
In caring for a case of a communicable disease at home, the point which
must be kept constantly in mind is
that there must be no opportunity
for either direct or indirect contact.
If thc hands are soiled with the patient's secretions and are then placed
in the mouth, or if they are allowed
to touch food or anything else which
goes into the mouth, we find one of
the most common ways of spreading
The patient must be isolated in
order to lessen the chances of spread
of the disease. The person who is
caring for the patient should keep
an apron or gown for the sick room
and should scrub his or her hands
after giving the patient nny care. It
is n-it possible to mention all the details here, but ull precautions taken
have the common aim of preventing
secretions from the sick person from
reaching anyone else. If care is taken, the disease will not spread.
A dust trap, operating on a principle similar to the vacuum cleaner
used in homes, has been devised by
English scientists for use in coal
Coal dust often causes lung diseases and, when it comes in contact
with fire, is responsible for mighty
In some mines the air is washed,
but this method isn't practical for
mines far below the surface. When
it is impossible to wash the air, the
cleaner is used.
This consists of a hood attached to
the drill in such a way that the dusl
which seeps out around the drill hole
is collected into a hose attached to
the hood and conveyed into a dust
bug in which it is retained, the filtered air escaping through the bag.
P.EaPm'8 To Have
A Busy Week
Tlie Piket Electric "P.K.P.V are
having a Held week of it this week.
On Wednesday both boys' and girls'
teams journey down to Ladysmith to
play nt that town tn the evening. Then
on Friday evening they engage teams
from Nanaimo at the Native Sons'
Hall here and on Saturday night visiting teams come over from Powel!
River. In addition to hts own teams
Mr. Piket is arranging that a High
School team play a junior squad from
tlie paper town.
Arrangements are being made by
which thc members of the local teams
entertain the visiting teams from
Powell River while here but as visiting "fans" will make the party up to
about sixty the entertainment of all
visitors i.s somewhat beyond the ability of the team members. It is therefore hoped that citizens generally will
at least turn out to the games and do
something towards seeing that all visitors have a good time while in Courtenay and foster the feeling of good-
fellowship which is rapidly growing between the two communities.
Winners At
Daughters' Party
There were twenty-two tables of
whlst played at the whist drive of thc
Canadian Daughters' League held in
the Native Sons' Hall on Tuesday ev
oniric last, the winners being as follows: Ladles, li st, Mrs. Chas. Mclver
(154'; second. Miss Grace Hardy fl51j;
conflation. Mrs. T. Brazier 1106).
Oemlemen, first. Ted Johnson <I54):
second, draw between C. Mclver and
Jim Crockett with 152 p-.intr, each, thc
former winning in the draw; consolation. Jimmy Anderson (1J2),
Norman Corker is the guest ot liis
parents at the Vicarage
Mrs. W. J, Pollock and sons lelt on
Saturday tor Victoria tor n short visit
Mr. and Mrs. Ci. H. Ellis returned on
Friday form a business trip to Vancouver.
Comox Community Hull again resounded to the strains of the lancers,
two-steps, etc. on Friday night when
a regular old-time dance was staged.
About two hundred attended and danced to the music supplied by the McLeod orchestra. C. J. Walsh, of headquarters was the lucky winner of a
chicken while Dick Downey, of the
same settlement, won the cake.
Miss H. M. Feeney spent the weekend in Courtenay.
Early Comox
Resident Died
In Seattle
What is believed to the first cargo
of its kind ever taken to Seattle, 2600
Mr. Forrest, of the firm of Clarke' *0IW ?f "^T^V^* homlllPWt|
Campha, French Indo-China, will arrive nt the coast on December 6th on
the liner Benmachdhui, in the round-1
the-world service for the Canadian-
American Shipping Co.   It is also un
and Stuart, Vancouver, was a business visitor to Cumberland on Thursday.
derstood that cargoes will follow the
December 6th arrival.
Protect your Skin
from Cold and Wind
Lang's Cream of Lilies
is all you need
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos lor Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C.
GCIN6 IN fCR A . . .
SOME day she will pus her final
examinations. Then she will open
a studio of her own and be looking
for pupils. Hundreds of little boys
and girls all over British Columbia
would love to take up music if
Daddy only had steady work, but
Daddy works in a factory and the
factory is not very busy because . ..
Don't you see that everyone's prosperity depends upon the prosperity
of everyone else. You have your part
to play every time you make a
purchase.  Ask  for B.C. Products.
Commuicable Diseases.
Home Care of
The care of any case of illness in
thc home presents many problems
and difficulties. If the sick person
is suffering from a communicable disease, there is to be considered, in ad-
j dition to the usual problems, tho one
of preventing the spread of the dis-
t ease to other members of the family.
In order to do this, it is necessary
■ to know how such disease is spread.
; The bacteria or germs which cause
; disease live inside the human body.
' They multiply very quickly, und so
| cvist in surprisingly large numbers.
j The germs leave the body of thc per-
J son who is ill in the normal wore,
; tions of the body.
j spread by contact, of which there are
j The communicable diseoMi are
! two kinds—direct and indirect. I)i-
j reel contact occurs when the germs
fare passed directly from the sick to
1 the well. In most of the coinmunic-
i able diseases from which we suffer
j in Canada, the germs arc spread by
i the transference of secretions from
ithe nose, mouth and throat.
In snooting, coughing and loud
i talking, porticles of germ-laden se-
, cretions ore expelled, and if these
j go directly from a sick person into
i the nose or mouth of some other in-
diwdiulal, disease i.s spread by direct
- contact through the transference of
this secretion. Kissing is also a com-
i mon way of spreading disease-germs
i by direct contact.
Disease germs do not live for any
| length of time outisde of the human
i body. Articles which have been soil-
: ed by the secretions of n sick person
' are said to be contaminated. The
cup which a patient uses is c-ontam-
I itiuted because ,in thc act of drink-
I ing, he deports some saliva on the
I lip of the cup. If this cup is used
j hy another person before it haa been
! sterilized, then that person takes into
' his  mouth some of the germ-laden
saliva  which  the patient  previously
Telephone Route
Is Being Rusqed
British Columbia's link of the first
trans-Canada Telephone route Is now
under construction the B.C. Telephone Company announces. It wil!
be completed, it i.s expected, by thr
close of the year 1931, making it
available for the proposed opening
of Lhe new line from Victoria to
Halifax .early in 1932.
All Canadian telephon companies
are co-operating in the project. The
B. C, Telephone Company's portion
is to span British Columbia with two
new telephone circuits from Vancouver to Crow's Nest Station on tht*
Alberta boundary, ami it will cost
approximately $1,260,000 to complete. It involves the building of
about 655 miles of telephone line,
including the erection of some 35,000
poltm. About 125 miles has already
been built, and an additional 100
miles will have been completed by the
end of the year.
The route of the new line across
British Columbia follows: Along the
new highway on the North shore of
the Fraser River from Vancouver to
Mission, across the Fraser at Mission
on the C.P.K. bridge, out the Page
Road about three miles to the C.N.R.
Right of way, following this to the
(Ireen Road .along the Green Road
to the Cariboo Highway, the Caribou
Highway to Chilliwack and out the
Chilliwack Central Road, skirting
Rosedalc via the C.N.R. Right of way
then back on the Cariboo to Hope,
on to Othello and then on tho Kettle
Valley right of way to Thalia, on the
highway to Tullomcon, Coalmont,
Princeton, Koromoos and Similkn-
meen, over tho RIcketer Pass to Oh-
oyoox, and over the Anarchist Mountain to Rridesville, Rock Creek and
Midway .through Oroonwood, (irand
Forks and Cascade, from Cascade via
Rossland and Castlegar, from Nelson
to Kootenay Landing along the C.P.R.
line, then on the highway through
Crest on, Yaak, Cranbrook, Fernie,
and Michel to the Alberta Boundary
l:i the Crow's Nest Pass.
The B. C. Telephone Company now
has four construction gangs engaged
on this job, one working out of Honey
one out of Mission, one out of Chilliwack and one oni of Koremeos, and
a fifth gang will start on the section
between Hope and Othello within n
week or ten days. There are nlso
two parties of engineers out staking
the route, one working between Kere-
meos and Thalia and one between
Othello and Thalia.
The importance of the new line
from a Dominion standpoint can be
realized from the fact that nt the
present time telephone calls from
Vancouver to eastern Canada have to
bo routed across the United States,
vin Seattle.
The death occurred in Seattle on
Monday of last week of Mrs. Mary Mc-
Ardle at the age of 69 years. Deceased came to the Comox Valley forty-
six years ago from Alton. Illinois and
resided In the district lor twenty-one
years, leaving for Vancouver in 1905.
Por a while the family lived In the old
Carthew house near the hospital and
also in Courtenay where Mr. McArdle
had a livery stabte where the Telephone offlce now stands. A daughter, Katy, who died in 1918. was for a
time a teacher at the Grantham school.
Mrs. McArdle's husband and a son
were drowned on the west coast some
years ago.
Like a
magic carpet
that whisks
you miles away
He wab far from home—
and lonesome. Why could'nt
he be like one of those
chapa in the fairy books,
and possess a magic carpet,
•even-league boot*, or something thai would get him
home in a  jiffy.
Stuff and nonsense! His
imagination was getting the
best of him, he thought.
But—well, Ihere was a telephone handy. The very
thing! A long-distance telephone call!
A few word* over the
wires and he was lifted out
of his lonely surroundings
and whisked away home to
those he loved best.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dunsmuir  Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
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Mrs. Stella Peacock j
Cases  of   All   Kinds
Phone   92L Comoi S
L um ilit r i-1,11
i  i       '*"*     !
** ■     KraiunsMr  '
Accomndntion  Thr   Best
Rooms Steam Heated
W.   MERRIFIELD,   Prop.
********** ,
Charlie Dalton
Meet* Boat at Union  Bay
Every Sunday morning
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Christmas Gifts
for Ladies
ag ejjg ^jgBF"?
Ladies' Rayo Silk Dressing Gowns with
(teece lining
Ladies' Quilted Silk Dressing Gowns :i (*»-« A PA
beautiful quality; colors, pink and blue «PXV/.»J\/
Ladies' Heavy Dressing Gowns, a goodly as- fl»/? f? A
sortment to choose from $3.50, $4.50, $5.50 tpU.-Jv
Ladies' Umbrellas in shades ol' Brown, Red, Purple.
Fawn, Green and Black, al Ithe way from d»Q F|*|
mzw&3m  —• —
Personal Mention
$1.75 to
Ladles' Silk Underwear,
We are making a special offer in Griffin Locknit, about
three or four dozen to clear, this garment is too well
known  to  need  description; guaranteed  not  to  run.
Last year this line was $5.00 suit, we are offering our
stock of Ibe same, as we are discontinuing d»-|    F/|
this line, al per garment . •4jA»tJU
Ladies' Bloomers in mosl of the wanted
colors, per pair
Ladies' Silk Hose—our usual line; you will
find hard to beat, at iter pair
Ladies' Grenadine Chiffon Hose, several
shades to choose from, per pair
Stationery Boxes, a very smart range of stationery.
done up in beautiful boxes, children's sizes 25c and 35c;
Ladies' sizes 50c, 95c, $1.50. $1.95 &S) OP
and ...     *l>sU.£iO
Ladies'  Hags
Some Novelty Hags with zip fastener just arrived, real
good quality,
Never before have we had such a variety of Handkerchiefs, done up so smartly at so reasonable (PI   OC
prices, per box 50c. 75c. 95c and    *L>LotUO
Individual Lace Handkerchiefs, lovely qual- d»i   PA
lty.   Prices, each, 50c, 75c, 95c and  ipl.tlU
Kid Cloves for ladies, some smart designs and made
by "Perrins".
Our counters have displays of many lines of goods
suitable for Christmas Gifts, for Men
Ladies and Children.
We invite you to inspect our many lines laid out for
your inspection.
•,e Shet
[ Mrs. John Bruce,.of Union Bay,
| wns a visitor to Cumberland for n
] few days this week. Whilst here she
, wns the Riiest of Mr. nnd Dlrs. Mer-
: rifield ut the Cumherland Hotel.
t Miss I). Cannon was a visitor to
Vancouver lust week end. Whilst in
the terminal city Miss Cannon took
in the uxhibiiion badminton jrame.s by
the Knfrlish tourists.
Mrs. Littler was hostess at a bridge
. puny un Tuesday night when three
I tables were in play. Following cards
'a jolly social time was spent and appetising refreshments served by the
! hostess. Winners ut bridge were first
1 Mrs. H. Parkinson, second, Mrs. K.
; Brown, consolation, .Mrs. C.  Whyte.
^PFPIAI • Lar2e 8*ze Flanelette Sheets in *
and grey
a pair  	
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Mrs. John Frame, who wns injured
n short time atrn, being knocked down
by a motor car, is progressing very
favorably nt the Cumberland General
Harry Jackson, the No. f> mine,
night shift iireboss who wus injured
lust week is progressing, but will be
u patient in the local hospital for
some time yet.
■    Jack Gillespie of Extension, formerly of this city was a visitor here
at the wecke-nd.
*     *     *
Cumberlnnd branch of the Canadian Legion held their regular whist
drive and dance in the Legion hall on
.Saturday evening. At card* of which
fifteen tables were in play, prixe winners were ladies' first Mis. Buchanan,
second, Mrs. S, L. Robert*™, gent's
lirst S. Hunt, Sr., second J. Patterson. After the serving of bounteous
refreshments by the ladies of the
auxiliary u very well attended and
jolly dance took place in the dance
hall when the Merrymakers' orchestra supplied the latest dance numbers.
*.    *    *
Mrs. B. Tarr was the winner of a
lovely boudoir cushion which wns ruffled by Mrs. J. D. Davis, the proceeds
being donated to the twin babies of
Mrs. H. Rees. The drawing took place
at the Shuttle Badminton Club meet
ing at the Bund hall on Tlu/rsday evening Inst. No, 609 wns th* number
drawn. A handsome sum was realized.
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mJj»M*. m .mm.
Frelone's Specials
for Holiday Goodies
Sunmaid Seedless Raisins, per packet     15c
Sunmaid Puffed Raisins, per packet   15c
Sunmaid Deeded  Raisins, per packet   Int*
Seedless Raisins, bulk. 2 lbs. foi-   25c
Currants, per lb.                     15c
.Mixed Peel, per lb  25c
Walnuts, halves, per tb  40c
ROBERTSON'S  FRUIT CAKE—all the well-known
varieties.    Order Early for Christmas.
Frelone's Grocery
Telephone  122
Deliveries Daily
■■!■ *-
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5 Parish of Cumberland
I   Next Sunday. December 7
| Advent II
?    Evemoog 7:00 p.m.—tha Vicar
t- ********************************
B - FOR - •*■ fj
j      Ladies'  Hals
ii     Foil Fashioned Hosiery, all sizes
. 95c
\ PKGS., A WONDERFUL LINE al liic to tPO.Ju
;'| Special for Men: Delts, Ties, Hosiery,
; ! Holeproof Sox, Shirts, etc., from 50c to
•I W. H. Anderson   -   Union Hotel
! I'hone 15 Cumberland
1   i   ********* a***..****.'eg..**.*************.**********************
DDD Sor skin
'it cools, soothes instantly. A fluid
that actually dms wash tht1 Id-finished
ikin clean. A hud skin Ik unfortunate,
embarrassing, unnecessary, with this
formula «o rich in healing elements.
Tho "Nomads" crib club members
were on Friday evening the guests
of Mr. nnd Mrs. R. T. Brown. A number of interest inn Karnes being played. Winners of the prizes were ladies' first, Mrs. T. Brown, second,
Mrs. W. E. Brown, consolation, Mrs.
\V. Mossey; gent's first, S. L. Robertson, second, T. Brown, consolation
W, E. Brown. The hostess was assisted in serving delicious refreshments
by her sister Mrs. J. Westfleld.
* •«    *
Mr.   and   Mrs.   D.   McMillan   and
family of Nanaimo motored here on
.Saturday to visit  relatives.
Cumberland Welsh Society's whist
drtvo on Saturday evening at Cumberland hall whs well attended, thirteen tables being In progress of play.
Ladies winning lovely prizes were:
Mrs. Sadie Rees first. Mrs. A. Wain
second, while winners of the handsome
prizes lor gents were: J. Strong flrst
md Mrs. H. Jackson (substituting) second. Ladies of the society served
bounteous  refreshments.
* * #
The -Thursday Night" Bridiie Cluh
were entertained 1 nst week at the
home of Mrs. ,J. H. Cameron, a very
pleasant social time being enjoyed
Mis*. Nettie Robertson was first prize
winner. Mrs J. H. Robertson second.
Other guests were Mrs. M. Stewart,
Mrs. Alfred Maxwell, Mrs. W. Hutchinson, Mrs. lloss, Miss l. Sheppard.
Mrs. J. Stant spent several days of
the past week in Vancouver, returning
on Friday accompanied by her little
sort, Raymond, who has been attending
school in tiie terminal city.
Mr .and Mrs. H. Devlin and family
motored to Nanaimo where they spent
the week-end. Miss Ethel Janes, sister of Mrs. Devlin, who was their guest
for several days, returned vith them
to her home in the Hub city.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas Bennie motored
to Vtcoria on Saturday, returning Sunday.
Mr. A. Frew spent the week end visiting his daughter and son at Powell
«    *    *
Miss Ivy Frew wus a visitor to
Campbell River for a few days last
Miss Kate Thomson left on Friday
for  Chilliwack  where she  will  reside.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gear. Miss Edna
Gear and Miss Lily Banks motored to
Nanaimo on Saturday, returning on
Sunday. Amos Lobley of Nanaimo who
has been visiting here motored to his!
home with them. !
Mrs. R. Bennett, of Nanaimo. was a
visitor to this city on Saturday.
Cumberland Burns' Cronies' club
members met in the Memorial hall
last Thursday evening to do honor to
their retiring president. Robert Stra
chan. when a very msrry time wasij
spent at cards, games and dancing.
Mrs. S. Hunt and Mr. J. Westfleld were
winners, 91 whlst prizes. During the
evening th-;i bono.* guest was presented
with a handsome pen und pencil set
and cigarette lighter and made suit- j
able acknowledgement. '
* *
On Frifay night last. Courtenay \&-
dies and men's P.E.P.S basketball!
teams iv.*j local Eairlcs 'teams in the J
band hall when the locals registered |
Mrs. W. Crawford of Campbellton
visited here at the week-end, tho guest j
of her sister, Mrs. Chas. McDonald
I Mr. and Mrs. J. Furbmv ol Summor-
! land, formerly residents of this city.
arrived on Wednesday last and will remain for the winter with their son-in-
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H.
* a     a
Mis-ies Lucy and Betty Bryden of
Victoria, spent several days here, the
guests of their grandmother. Mrs. C. H.
* r     a
Mrs*. W. Harrison, of Braimfleld. Oregon, lias arrived to be with her
mother, Mr*. J. Frame, who was injured in an automobile accident about
two weeks ago and is still confined to
the local hospital.
* *    *
Misses Christine MacKinnon and
Charlotte Carey were week-end visitors
to Victoria to see the touring English
badm^iton players in action.
MLss Jessie Harvey was an impromptu hostess on Friday evening last when
a number of her high school class-
| mates and friends paid hor a surprise
visit at her heme at West Cumberland.
I A happy thne was spent at games and
; various indoor amusements and radio
broadcasts also enjoyed. During the
; evening the youthful hostess assister
i by her mother served dainty refresh-
i meats. The visitors included: Mary
' McMillan, Nina Shields. Tess Mason,
[ Myrtle McMillan, Kitty Stephenson.
j Bessie Nicholas. Allison Geikie, Bill
MacNauihten, James Calnan, Floyd
McMillan, Joe Whyley, Cyril Davis.
Douglas Baird, Wilton Dalby, Wllbert
In loving memory of Mrs. N. Hariing, who died December 6th, 1928.
"She fought the fight, she kept the
Her fame Bhtnes bright and clear,
And her memory lives in all our
Which will hold it ever dear."
Inserts by a loving husband and
a GWJJbr
in the Year
The Greatest Winter
Indoor Game
From 2 lo 9-hole courses complete with balls, clul..s
und all hazards:
Two-hole   $3.00
Five-hole   $5.00
Nine-hole $10.00 to $14.50
 • • •	
Lang's Drug Store
leather ensc. Finder please return
to Islander.
with lined envelopes from
5c. each
The   Cumberland
Welsh Society
will hold a
in the
dents., SI.00 Ladies, 50c
Hot Dogs and Refreshments
Doora open at £1:30 p.m.
Dancing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Christmas Cakes
Via Mumford's
Courtenay's Music and Radio House
/•t-wdid - BHnD»"H*aganropc ms.
I k   Bread
Now is the time to buy your Dried Fruits. Candied Peel   p
etc, for Christmas Cakes and Puddings,   We have a
wonderful slock of all classes of dried fruits, all fresh
and in. A I condition.    You'll never be .sorry you (jot
your Christmas Cakes via Mumford's, (SI
—• • •	
Mumford's Grocery
Every slice, every morsel is just
chock full of wholesome nourishment and delicious taste. Only
the  very   finest  materials  are
used In baking MANN'S BREAD,. . . and you car
tell (he difference.
We. deliver Cumberland, B.C. Phone 18    « '
^ye\ft/**g**e\fr*ta*>+JI/e'\me\l\p*%e*f\ja, w^V»»«a"W" ">WV» ■ »■ Q
Have us check you set
W    to you get the best res'?
ti.    stilts for the Christ-
\tf    mas programmes. We
jj£    have  the  only  fullly
equipped service shop
North of Nanaimo.
A small down payment
will put this wonderful
instrument in your
home. What would
please the folks at
home more than to
have this Radio for
Phone 276 Courtenay or 23 Cumberland
and let us demonstrate - right now
We arrange terms to suit


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