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Frcdric March
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Question of Increased Representation
By   Taxpayer!  Mooted
/. Thomson Chairman
A. J. Taylor Displaced After Succ.aa-
ful  Period
Cumberland, Feb. 2—The annual
general meeting ot the Cumberland
Oeneral Hospital association wns held
In the Council chambers on Saturday
night with a goodly number of the
members present. President A. J. Taylor was ln the chair and alter the adoption of the minutes of the last general meeting, the auditors report was
received as presented.
The president tn his report stated
that during the past year new laundry
equipment had been installed and was
working very satisfactorily, only white
help being employed. Look to the coming year, Mr. Taylor said,, the hospital
will require a thorough cleaning and
the outside of the building painted.
Statistics for thc year showed patients
In hospital at December 31st, 1»3», to
be 36; patients admitted during 1030,
512; discharged during the year, 518;
patients died during the year, 30; total
number of hospital days, 9,426; average days' stay in hospital, 17.S; major
operations during the year, 60; minor
operations during the year. 170; obsti-
trical cases, 67.
During the year receipts from all
sources amounted to $27,337.61 and the
total expenditures $26,867.30. The hospital had a balance of $2,834.62 at the
beginning of the year and at the end
of the year a balance of $3,394.93.
All obligations were met when they
became due without having to incur
any overdraft from the bank.
During the year, owing to the purchase of the laundry equipment, the
cost of operation was slightly higher
than previous year, the cost of operation for the year 1929 being $2.76 and
for 1930 $2.96 per day, thus showing an
increase ln cost of operation of 20
cents per day.
The equipment is in excellent shape
stated the president and In good working order. It will be necessary, however, during the year, If funds are available, to purchase an instrument and
water sterilizer for the. O. B. ward.
The arrangement between the medical board and the hospital board have
again been very satisfactory during the
past year for which the hospital board
gave many thanks. Thanks were also
tendered to the Canadian Collieries for
the cast donation of $300. The president, before closing his remarks, paid
tribute to the ladies' auxiliary for its
great assistance during the year and
for the donation of linen and other
things to the value of $700.84.
During the year the nursing staff
under the supervision of the matron,
Miss Florence Sehl, rendered excellent
service, and on behalf of the board,
the president tendered sincere thanks.
The report of the secretary-treasurer, C. J. Parnham was then presented
and was favorably received by thc
meeting. Election of nine board members then followed, the following receiving nomlnattion, Messrs. C. J.
Parnham, T. H. Carey, John Thomson,
A. J. Taylor, Pete McNiven, H. Waterfleld, H. Jackson and W. Beverldge, Jr.,
and Dr. O. K. MacNaughton. Dr. E.
R. Hicks and O. J. Richardson were
also nominated but withdrew, making
a ballot unnecessary,
A general discussion re representation by ratepayers of the City of Cumberland took up considerable time. The
outcome of all the talk being a notice
of motion by T. H. Carey and seconded by E. Hughes that a notice to amend the by-laws be drawn up and lay
over to be considered at the next general meeting and that a committee of
three be appointed to further the same.
A hearty vote of thanks was tendered to the retiring officers for their
faithful services during the year Just
Immediately following the annual
meeting the newly elected board members met to elect a chairman, vice-
chairman and secretary-treasurer from
amongst their number. Two nominations for the chairmanship were received, Messrs. A. J. Taylor and J,
Thomson. On the ballot being counted it was shown that John Thomson
received six votes, A. J. Taylor, four
votes, with one spoiled ballot. Mr.
Mr. Thomson was duly declared to be
chairman of the Cumberland Oeneral
Hospital association .for the year 1931.
Mr. Pete McNiven was the unanimous
choice for the vice-chairmanship and
O. J. Parnham secretary-treasurer.
The new chairman thanked the
members of the board for the confidence placed in him and stated that
he would at all times, endeavor to do
all In his power for the benefit of the
Oumtaerland Oeneral Hospital Association.
The retiring chairman, A. J. Taylor
congratulated his successor and thanked all the members of the old board for
the help given him while in office.
Mrs. J. H. Robertson was a bridge
hostess on Thursday when she entertained the Thursday Night bridge
club at her home Derwent avenue.
Mrs. A. Lockhart was the guest of
the evening.. Two tables were in
play, Mrs. M. Stewart gaining first
prize and Mrs, J. II. Robertson, second. Dainty refresments were served at the end of pluy. Those present
included Mesdames W. Hutchinson,
J. Bennle, Jr., A. Maxwell, Jr., M.
Stewart, A. Lockhart, J. H. Robertson, Misses Nettle Robertson and Lou
Gymnasium classes commenced on
Tuesday, February 3rd, about thirty
boys being present at the gym in the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
association building, with William
Jackson in charge of the class. The
boys were instructed in the following
exercises; physical drill, club swinging, ground tumbling, pyramid building. They were also put over the
vaulting horse and parallel bars.
As the work is advanced in the
above exercises, boxing and wrestling will be added for those who want
Thc boys appeared to enjoy the
work and discipline was good, whilst
thc class was in progress.
Mourned By
Many; Pioneer
Laid To Rest
Mri. Mary Cameron Succumbi After
Long -.Illntai; Here Twenty-
Nine Yean
Cumberland mourns a pioneer real-
dent in the person of Mrs. Mary
Cameron who passed peacefully
away in the Cumberland General
Hospital on Sunday evening after a
long illness. The deceased lady was
the widow of the late Alexander
Cameron, who pre-deceased her eight
years ago, and very soon would have
attained her eightieth birthday, having been born at Westville, N.S.,
May 4th, 1851. She took up residence for a short time with her husband in California and Nevada, later
coming to Vancouver Island, where,
for a few years the family resided at
Nanaimo and Wellington. Coming
north to Union Bay residence was
taken for about two years and for
the past twenty-nine years dn this
city. The deceased lady had been
prominently identified with Church
and hospital work and all through
her long Illness her interest had been
most keen.
The funeral took place on Tuesday
afternoon from the residence of Alderman and Mrs. C. J. Parnham, interment taking place in the Cumberland cemetery before a large gathering of sympathetic friends. Service
was conducted by the Rev. J. R. Hewitt, pastor of the Cumberland United
church, assisted by the Rev. James
Hood, pastor of Belmont avenue United Church, Victoria, formerly of
this city, and a close friend of the
deceased lady and her family.
Pall-bearers, all very intimate
friends, were Messrs. D. R. MacDonald (Courtenay), John Sutherland,
John Frame, T. H. Carey, Sidney
Horwood and John Marpole.
Many beautiful floral tributes were
received from sympathetic friends.
Conservatives In
Regular Session
The regular monthly meeting of
the Cumberland Conservative association was held in the Memorial hall
on Monday night with a goodly number of the members in attendance.
President A. J. Taylor was in the
chair and in the unavoidable absence
of the secretary, J. Quinn, J. Vernon-
Jones was asked to substitute. After
the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting, a communication was
read from the secretary of the Comox-Alberni central conservative association with reference to the Cumberland local sending delegates to thc
annual general meeting of the Comox-Alberni association to be held
at Parksville on Wednesday, February 11th. In addition to the president and secretary from Cumberland association, the following were
nominated to attend: Messrs. F. Sim-
ister, A. McKnight, J. Vernon-Jones,
J. Newman, H. Waterfleld, Fraser
Watson, H. Devlin, Sam Cameron,
W. Graham, J. Walker and F. Monaco.
Several matters of importance to
the members were discussed and before adjourning president A. J. Taylor gave a synopsis of the meeting he
attended at Courtenay when a resolution was adopted praying the Federal government for a three cent tax
nn all foreign oil coming into Canada. Thc meeting also went on record as endorsing the Powell River-
Comox ferry and the Denman Island-
Buckley Bay ferry.
A discussion in the matter of an
organizer for the Island was eventually settled by the nomination of A.
J. Taylor for the position; his name
to be forwarded by this local at thc
meeting at Parksville.
George Broks, of Nanaimo, paid a
business visit to this city on Monday.
New Soccer Team
From Wide District
Errlngton, Feb. 2—A new team is
being formed, to be composed of players selected from the four present
football clubs In this district. The
object of this is to have a district
team to play those of distant points.
Oames with Courtenay, Cumberland
and Port Alberni arc being considered.
School Report and
Promotion List
Division I.
Div. I, grade VIII, teacher, Geo.
fi. Apps—no. enrolled, 33; perfect
attendance, 27; percentage attendance, 98.48; lates, 2.
Grades 6, 7, 8 are yearly grades,
promotions occurring in June only.
Monthly attendance shield won by
Div. II, Miss Gallivan.
Division II.
Div. II, grade VII, teacher, T. A.
Gallivan— no. enrolled, 36; perfect
attendance, 30; percentage, 98.9; no.
of lates, 0.
Honor  roll:   Albert   Hicks,   Fred
Martin, Masako Iwasa, Betty O'Brien
Nellie Ramsell, Hiroshe Ogaki.
DivUion III.
Div. Ill, (rrade VI, teacher, I. McFadyen—no enrolled, 33; percentage
attendance, 97.8; perfect attendance
Honour roll; Arnold Bonora, Tsu-
gio Iwasa, Low Foo, Yasushi Yama-
saki, Gladys Miller, Keith McKee.
Division IV,
Div. IV, grades V and VI, teacher,
C. MacKinnon—percentage attendance, 96.7; lates, 1; perfect attendance, 22.
Honour   roll:   grade   VI:   Tetsuo
Aoki, Frank Sutton,   William  Ramsell; grade V: Margaret Armstrong,
George Ogaki, Peggy Roberts.
Division V.
Div. V, grade Jr. V, teacher, Mrs.
V. Mounce—no enrolled, 37; perfect
attendance, 27; lates, 2; percentage
attendance, 98.2.
Honour roll: Jenny Cheung, Laureen Frelone, Kakuichiro Suyama,
William Warren, Tom Stephenson;
progress: Kenneth Gibson and Henry
Promotion list: Jenny Cheung.
Laureen Frelone, William Warren,
Valerie Gatz, Kakuichiro Suyama,
Tom Stephenson, Chrissie Robertson,
Edith Younger, Miyoko Kndoguchi,
Elizabeth Conn, Annie Fong, Thomas Hobbs, Henry Patterson, Herbert
Woods, Marie Jackson, Rosina De-
Conink, George High, Lily Saunders,
George Nicholas, Charlie Scavarda,
Mavis Sutherland, Ellen Somerville,
Edith Williams, Bessie Carney, Kenneth Gibson, Hughie Strachan, Norman Raga, Betty Brown, Annie
Brown, Pauline Harrison, William
Robertson, Kitty Jackson, Nobuko
Yano, Lewis Buchanan, Dorothy Malpass, Robert Mossey.
Diviiion VI.
Div. VI, grade Sr. IV, teacher, H.
Watson—no. enrolled, 27; perfect attendance, 20; percentage attendance,
97.03; no. of lates, 3.
Honour roll: Maimie Chow, Lizzie
Baird, Yoshino Kimoto, Marcus Grant
John Dunsmore.
Promotion list: Maimie Chow, Lizzie Baird, Yoshino Kimoto, Marcus
Grant, John Dunsmore, Mitsuko Ya-
guchi, Phyllis Robertson, Milford
Devlin, Sawako Ikegami, John Martin, Allen Mitchell, John Daker, Alfred Buttress, Ruth Bates, Robert
Brown, Hughie Miller, Jackie Graham.
DivUion VII.
Div. VII, teacher, J. Baird—no.
enrolled, 36; percentage attendance,
96.04; lates, 4.
Honour roll: Linda Cavallero, Reginald Watson, Vera Mason; Michiko
Ampi, Chizuru Okuda, Harowo Aoki.
Promotion list: Linda Cavallero,
Doreen Henderson, Vera Mason,
Muriel Maxwell, Jack McGrath, Ray
Rees, Helen Robertson, Gwen Rutherford, Betty Shortt, Dorothy Stockand, Iris Watson (on trial), Reginald
Watson, Frank Weir (on trial), Yukio Aida, Michiko Ampi, Hirowo
Aoki, Chlyoko Nakouchi, Toshiko
Obara, Chizuru Yano, Koichi Tsukamoto.
Division VIII.
Div. VIII, grades Jr. and Sr. Ill,
teacher, C. Carey—no. enrolled, 42;
(Continued on page three)
First Round O.B.
Allan Cup Sunday
Cumberland Eagles Travel to
Sunday morning the Cumberland
Eagles travel to Nanaimo to meet
the Nanaimo Lumber Co. team in the
first round of the O. B, Allan cup.
The local boys are all in good shape
and are looking forward to the game
with keen anticipation. The players
will leave Cumberland about 8:30 on
Sunday morning and will make the
Newcastle Hotel headquarters for the
day. It has been some job for the
executive to pick the team to play,
a task that has not yet been completed. It was decided to take all fourteen players down and pick the team
a few minutes prior to the game
which starts at 2 p.m.
The Eagles are full of confidence
nnd with the Nanaimo Lumber Co.
boys reputed to be a god aggregation a keen and interesting game is
Residents On Way
To Funeral Meet
With Accident
Mr. T. Treloar Dies in Tacoma Foi
lowing Accident
Mr. T. Treloar (Shorty), of Tacoma, met with a fatal accident in Tacoma on Monday, word to that effect
being received by Mrs. James Potter
of Allen avenue, Cumberland.
No particulars aa regards the accident to Mr. Treloar are obtainable
at present. The unfortunute man,
who was at one time u resident of
Cumberland and is very well known
here leaves a wife (nee Mamie Potter) and three children, resident in
Mrs. Treloar's mother, Mi's. James
Potter, together with Mr. and Mrs.
Henning und baby left for Nanaimo
un Tuesday morning intent on travelling by the boat to Vancouver, from
where they would entrain for Tacoma, Fate, in the guise of a speeding car, decreed otherwise, there being a regrettable accident five miles
this side of Parksville. Mrs. Hen-
ring reported the car came right at
them allowing no time to escape.
Mrs. Henning received a shock and
cuts to her face, but fortunately the
baby which had the moment before
the impact been handed to Mrs. Potter escaped injury. The injured lady
is at present resting at the home of
her mother, Mrs. James Potter, who
left on Wednesday morning for Tacoma by train. Mr. Henning's car is
a total wreck.
To Decide On
Fuel Oil Duty
Committee of Chamber of Commerce
Will Investigate Situation
A committee of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce will deal with the
subject of the resolution which comes
to the Associated Boards of Trade of
Vancouver Island from the Cumberland board, and which calls upon the
Dominion Government to afford protection to the coal industry as a basic
industry of the country, by imposing
three cents a gallon duty on all fuel
oil brought into Canada. Upon the
finding of this committee will be based the action of the local chamber at
the meeeting of the associated boards
on February 11.
R. W. Mayhew will attend in the
absence of P. B. Fowler, the president.
J. O. Cameron ,in moving to refer
the resolution to a committee, said
that there waB in his opinion just
reason for affording protection to the
coal industry. There was one aspect
of the situation, however, which he
felt should be righted here. If the
Government afforded protection on
Vancouver Island, there should be
the right insured to any purchaser to
buy from that company. He objected
to giving an exclusive purchasing
right to anyone, thus giving an exclusive right to certain dealers.
James Parfitt was of the opinion
that the coal industry should he protected.
Capt. George McGregor said there
was a most peculiar position prevailing in the country. There was no fuel
produced and yet oil came in free of
duty while coal was taxed. There
was protection for all persons but the
coal producer.
Awards by the St. John Ambulance Association last year indicate
a marked increase in the work of the
organization and the interest taken
in it. Figures released at the annual
meeting of the provincial association
on Saturday night show an increase
of over eighty-five per cent in the
number of first aid certificates,
vouchers, medallions and other
awards made during the year. British
Columbia did wetl in several Dominion-wide competitions.
The meeting was held ut Government House. Election of officers returned all the present officials to
their posts as follows: Honorary president, Hon. R. Randolph Bruce,
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia; president, C. G. Pennock,
Vancouver; vice-president, Dr. A. R.
Hudson, Victoria; honorary secretary
A. J. Dalluin, Victoria; honorary
treasurer, G, H. Stevens, Victoria;
honorary auditors, H. W. Edwardson,
Victoria. Council: Dr. W. H. Bry-
don-Jack, Vancouver; Colonel Lome
Drum, C.B.E., Victoria; Mrs. C. E.
Wilson, Victoria; Dr. C. Denton
Holmes, Victoria; S. J. Halls, Victoria; A. T. Morrison, Vancouver, F. H.
Bates, Vancouver; W. Fulton, Nanaimo; W. H. Thorpe, Nanaimo; Dr. H.
L. Lavell Lesson, Vancouver; Colonel
A. McPhee Warner, M.D., Vancouver, und A. J. Taylor, Cumberland.
Representatives   on    thc   Dominion
Shuttle Experts
Entertain Visitors
A very interesting aeries of bad-
□linton Karnes were played at the
Band hall on Wednesday night when
the newly formed Shuttle badminton
club were guests of thc Whippets.
Thc Shuttle club has developed several fairly good players in this, thc
lirst year, and Wednesday night wok
thc first time the players cnguged in
inter-club games. Thc Whippets did
not turn out their strongest players,
but the games played did not suffer
in consequence, some very good
Karnes being witnessed. The Whippets won nine games to the Shuttle
club's three and scored 226 points as
against 173. Refreshments were served and a really good evening of badminton thoroughly enjoyed. Following ure the scores with the names of
the Whippet players mentioned first
in each instance:
Mixed Doable.
Mrs. Shields and C. Bates beat
Mrs. James and T. James, 21-14J
Mrs. Gordon and R. Bennie lost to
Mrs. J. Bond nnd R. Conn, 18-21;
Mrs. R. Robertson and W, Mason
beat Mrs. Hunden and G. Guy, 21-
13; Miss Westfleld and W. Hutchinson beat Mrs. Guy and E. Hughes,
21-8; Mrs. J. Robertson and R, Robertson beat Miss Johnson and H. McNeil, 21-19; Mrs. Hutchinson and A.
J. Taylor lost to Mrs. Bobba and V.
Spencer, 8-21.
Ladi.a' Double.
Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. R. Robertson beat Mrs. Bond and Mrs. Guy,
21-16; Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. J.
Robertson lost to Mrs. T. James and
Miss Johnson, 10-21; Mrs. Shields
and Misa Westfleld beat Mrs. Hunden
and Mrs. Bobba, 21-11.
Men*. Double.
C. Bates and W. Hutchinson beat
G. Guy and T. James, 21-12; R. Bennie ond R. Robertson beat R. Conn
and H. McNeil, 21-8; W. Mason and
A. J. Taylor beat E. Hughes and V.
Spencer, 21-9.
Thc United Church badminton club
entertained a number of players from
the Campbell River club on Thursday
night at the courts in the United
Church hall. The games were watched by a good gallery nnd many exciting rallies witnessed. Following
the games refreshments were served
by a picked committee of the United
club. Thc United won nine of the
twelve games played and scored 202
points to 148 by thc Campbell River
players. Following nfre the scores
with the names of the United church
players flrst in each instance:
Mined Double.
Miss V. Auehterlonie and Stan
Mounce lost to Mrs, Tucker and B.
Carey, 18-21; Miss A. Geekie and J.
Auehterlonie beat Miss Mort and R.
Pidcock, 21-14; Mrs. C. Spooner and
J. Stevenson lost to Mrs. Pidcock and
J. Burgess, 18-21; Miss L. Carey and
G. Horwood beat Mrs. Pollard and K.
Anderson, 21-3; Mrs. II. Brown and
H. Treen beat Miss Johnson und
Hudson, 21-16; Miss I.. Sheppard
and J. Stewart beat Miss Thulin and
J. McNeil, 21-9.
L.die.1  Double.
Miss V. Auehterlonie und Mrs. C.
Spooner beat Mrs. Tucker and Mrs.
Pidcock, 15-10: Misses L. Carey und
A. Geekie beat Misses E. Thulin and
L. Johnson, 15-11; Miss L. SheppanJ
und Mrs. H. Brown bent Mrs. PolhuiJ
and Miss Mort, 16-7.
Men'. Doublea
Auehterlonie nnd Mounce lost to
Carey and Hudson, 7-15; Stevenson
and Horwood beat Pidcock nad Anderson, 16-12; Treen and Stewart
beat McNeil and Burgess, 15-9.
Luck with Ranchers
In Cup Tie Game
Fluke Coal in Second'Half Advance*
In a Canadian Collieries tup tic
game played on the Recreation
ground Sunday, the Courtenay hoc*
cer eleven defeated thc Tyee A team
of Campbell River by a fluke goal In
the second half, one of the visiting
full backs turning n shot of A. Searle
into the goal. The first half was very
even both teams playing for nil they
were worth. The Tyees have improved considerably over their last two
appearances on the local ground and
gave the Rnnchers a good run for
the honors. There was very little
combination by either side, real cup
tie football being witnessed. With ;■
little more experience in controlling
tho ball, the Tyres will make it hot
for any team at this end of the Island. All their players have speed
to burn and show at all times a willingness to mix. They charge from
any angle and on Sunday were more
than a match for the Courtenay boys
who were relieved when the final
whistle blue. As a result of this win,
Courtenay now meet Cumberland
Eagles in the final. This should prove
to be a good game. The chances favor the Eagles who have not yet been
defeated in u league encounter.
Association executive, Dr. Brydonc-
Jut-k and Colonel Drum and Mr.
Halls, all of Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. J. ti. (Juinn, formerly of Bevan and Cumberland, and
now residing at Blackhall, New Zealand, have cabled Mrs. Quinn's mother
Mrs, .1. Ruwluy, of Nanaimo, thai
they are all right and have not been
affected by the disastrous earthquake
which has cost so many lives in New
Zealand. Mr. James Quinn, of Cumberland, is a brother of "J, G." who
during his residence here was very
popular, and exceptionally well
Re-Union Of
Pioneers Was
Notable Affair
Estimated  That  350 Present;  Grand
March Led by Two Real Old
Time Residents
The eighth annual re-uniuu of the
pioneers of Cumberland and Union
wbich took plate at the Ilo-Ilo dance
hall on Friday night last may freely
be said to be the most successful of
the re-unions held since its inception
eight years ago. Upwards of 860
guests were present, taxing the capacity of the hall to the limit. It had
been expected that a largo contingent from Denman Island would have
been present, but on account of the
dense fog were unable to cross the
strait. All other sections of the district, however were well represented,
nil joining into the spirit of the affair
with zest, the committee in charge
doing nil in their power to see that
all enjoyed themselves. Old time
dances with old time music was the
order until midnight nnd many old
time residents were noticed in the
grand march which preceded the
supper, Mrs. Mclntyre and Mr. Frank
Monaco leading. This couple, longest time residents, were honored during Ihe evening with lovely gifts, Dr.
G. K. MacNaughton, M.L.A., making
the presentation on behalf of the
Mayor Maxwell, in happy manner,
welcomed all, remarking rhut the
gathering was mere than a dance, it
was a re-union of old friends. Bountiful and appetising refreshments
were served by an energetc committee.
Following refreshments, dancing
was again indulged in, (Id time and
modern dances being thoroughly enjoyed to music supplied by the Merry
Makers' orchestra. Such a jolly time
was being had by all that most were
reluctant to leave, the dance continuing until 3:80 n.m. The arrangements made for the comfort anil convenience of tbe guests reflects great
credit on the committee. Floor managers for the dance were Messrs. J.
Walker and It. Struthers.
School Trustees
Regular Session
The Cumberland Board of School
Trustees met in regular session at
the school on Thursday night with
Mrs. O. K. MacNaughton in the chair
and Trustees Partridge, Vaughan
und MacKinnon present. Trustee
Henderson was unavoidably absent.
After minutes nf the previous meeting bad been read and adopted communications from the city of Cumberland and the General Accident As*
snrance Company were rend. The
city clerk wrote informing the board
that the school board estimates for
the year 1081 had been duly passed
by the council in the sum <>f $80,-
863.50, The General Accident As.
durance Company through its agent
C. b'red Smith wrote as follows:
"Wo heg to submit herewith par*
titulars of public liability insurance,
intended to protect  the school board
against legal liability tbut may bo
Imposed "" tho board for injuries or
death that may be suffered by any
of tho school children. The policy
WOUld provide indemnity up to $6000
for one person, and in addition, tho
company would have to defend any
action brought against the board,
whether the action was groundless
or not.
"The yearly cost of this insurance
would be $62.60. providing indemnity of $6,000 for one person, or if
more than one injury »>r death is involved in the same accident, limits of
a total of $1(1,00(1 are provided. We
will be pleased to furnish your board
with information on any point in this
matter that you may wish, or discuss
the question with your board in person."
The board will consider the matter
of insurance and a report brought In
at the next meeting.
The report of principal Apps was
placed before the trustees, showing
under tbe previous enrollment, I312
pupils nnd the present enrollment at
44-1. Tbe attendance at the manual
training and domestic science classes
continues to be very high
Owing to the dosing of division
eight a re-arrangement of classes has
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Board of Trade Urged to  Vigorously
Follow Up Petition for Tax
On Fuel Oil
Tom Graham Heard
Noted   Mining   Engineer   in   Straight
Cumberland. Feb 2 A meeting of
the Cumberland board uf trade, held
following a dinner in the Kim; George
hotel on Friday was very well uuended
upwards of twenty-five members being
present, together with a delegation
from the Courtenay board ol trade.
President T If Mumlord wus In the
chair nnd In Introducing tlie speaker
of the evening, Mr Thomas Graham.
.snid it was not his intention to occupy
any of their time in talking. He gave a
welcome to all present, then called
upon Mr Graham for a fifteen minute
talk. Mr, Graham said he thanked the
board nl trade for their kind invitation
to address their meeting on the coal
Industry and what methods could be
adopted to improve the declining coal
business. "Much can yet be done,"
said Mr Graham, "and much must be
done for the coal mining industry of
the province, and especially for Vancouver Island. Coming down to the
condition of the industry on the Islnnd. it is unnecessary for me to go Into details", the speaker said. "You
know just as well as I do thnt coal has
had a great deal to do with the development of Vancouver Island Many
causes have contributed to the decline
of the business, but chief of the causes
was undoubtedly the increased use of
foreign fuel oil. If we as a nation are
to develop industrially we must not be
dependent on nny nation for our fuel
supply. If we become absolutely dependent on any nation for our fuel, in
the time of a national crisis, that very
necessary product, fuel, for our industries, could be cut off witli very little
warning. To be successful industrially
we shall have to keep our fuel industry
in pace with industrial development.
It is true, that improved methods of
using coal, has. to n certain extent decreased coal consumption, but the
greatest factor, is without doubt, the
increased use oi fuel oil."
Mr. Graham quoted insures to show
the amount ol fuel oil coming Into the
country In the last few years nnd stated that if this forefgn fuel continued
to come In at the same rate of Increase
it would only be .. matter ot a few
years before coal would hardly be used.
Fuel oil comes into Canada with a
small tax on but crude oil from which
other oils are extracted comes in free.
The residue from this crude oil is put
on the market as fuel and carries no
tax. At the alarming rate of increases
it will not be long before fuel oil, or
the greater portion of it. Is coming in
free of tux. Fuel oil. therefore, is the
one thing thnt eoal has to offset. The
oil companies are powerful concerns
and the companies using fuel ofl are
powerful  concerns
"I am frank enough to admit", said
Mr. Graham, "as things exist today I
see no other remedy than an adequate
tnx on all fuel oil- Our coal industry
is decerastng nt the rate of 10 per cent
per annum. Just imagine what would
happen to communities like, Nanaimo,
South Wellington. Ladysmith. Cumberland and Smaller communities like
Cassidy In a few years" time. Not only
would it be a tremendous loss to the
conl operators, but to the business men
and workmen who hnve their all staked in the respective communities. It
is up to the people ol Vancouver Island
to rise up nnd press tor nn adequate
tax on oil It i.s up to everybody to
keep right after ihe government at Ottawa, The Provincial government It
hns been proved la powerless to net in
the matter nnd only the Federal government has the power to impose the
tnx The present parliament went Into power on a promise to do all possible
for Canadian industries by a protective
policy and I cannot believe that the
present government will single out the
coal Industry as the one to withhold
protection from
"I nm pleased. Mr Graham said,
"to find out thai the Cumberland
board of trade hus awakened up to the
fnct that the (vial mining industry on
Vancouver Island is In a precarious
condition Tfour policy ol petitioning
the government is one that should be
vigorously followed up Delegates
should bo sent to Ottawa and insist on
the some measure ol protection us the
other Industries are getting We should
nil try. ut nil times and In all places,
to attempt to bung back to conl the
prosperity to which it is Justly entitled.
We ourselves have fallen down at
times und we have not done what we
ought to have done Perhaps some day
we will solve the problem thnt faces
us 1 sometimes think that the llqull-
illcalion ol coal would solve all of our
problems In the meantime I would
urge each and everyone to sign the
petition which Is about lo be circulated
in the district and assist in every way
possible to bring to the attention of
the government the unhealthy condition ol our chief industry. I thank
you gentlemen for your patience In
listening to mc and sincerely trust that
the efforts of the Cumberlnnd board
of trade will meet with success."
Following Mr. Graham's address it
was brought i<> the attention of the
meeting the great help the editor of
the Nnnaimo Herald bad rendered hy
able editorials on the importation of
fuel oil. A hearty vote of appreciation was tendered by the meeting for
these services.
Short comments on the industry
were were delivered by Dr. MacNaughton. M.l.a.. John Sutherland, T. H
Carey, Ben Hughes. Clinton Wood and
Chas Simms, I'AKY
PHIDaT; FEBRt'ARY 6th, 1931
The Cumberland Islander
WE WISH to call the attention of the patrons
of ouv schools to a few important facts.
First, the school is yours, it is supported
by you. and your children should receive the benefit of it. Second, as members of society, it is not
only your privilege hut your duty to educate your
sons and daughters and those who pay their
money to support schools have a right to demand
of you that your children be sent regularly to
school that they may Income intelligent members
of society and good and worthy citizens, and they
cannot be If kept oul of school, li is not right
that the children be left oul of school when they
should be sent, neither is it right to permit them
to stay at home when they are not needed, merely
because they do nol wish to go to school. Experience and observation have taught US how impossible it is for pupils to receive full benefits by
going to school two or three limes in a week and.
remain away the balance of the time. This is
bad enough when necessity compels parents to
keep their children from school, but when they are
permitted to remain out for the purpose of attending some place of amusement, or merely because
they feign sickness until after school is called and
then immediately recover, is much worse. Time
thus lost can never be regained .and parents all
will see the day when they will rue it. Again,
teachers feel greatly hurt by this disregard for
their efforts and feelings. No true teacher wishes
to receive pay. be it ever so little, without giving
more than an equivalent, but, if after exerting
themselves to their utmost to make the school a
success they see the interest die out and the school
end in failure through causes they have no power
to subvert, it is simply injustice; first to the children, because they do not know what i.s best for
them, and second to the teachers because the responsibility is in ninety-nine cases in one hundred
saddled upon them.
Remember, too, that teachers have but little to
work with. It is impossible, almost, for a teacher
to make a room with bare walls and floors and
dull lessons of which pupils know but little, as
attractive to children as are places of amusement.
In view of the facts on behalf of the teachers of
our schools we entreat the patrons of our schools
to see to it that your children are sent to school
regularly, and not only sent but supplied with
books and other appurtenances necessary to their
successfully doing their work while there. The
teachers would be glad to have you visit them
occasionally and se that they perform their duties
and that your children improve their time as they
THE OUTPUT of coal from Canadian mines in
December totalled 1,274,857 tons, a decline
of three per cent, from the November total
of 1,315,401 tons and 21 per cent from the five-
year average output for December 1,674,025 tons,
according to a Dominion Bureau of Statistics report.
Bituminous coal produced amounted to 877,180
tonsli sub-bituminous coal 54,961 tons and lignite
eoai 342,710 tons. Production from the mines in
Nova Scotia reached a total of 459,028 tons, in
New Brunswick, 19,585 tons; Alberta, 529,053
tons, and British Columbia 186,406 tons.
i oal imported into Canada in December totalled
1,223,082 tons, a decrease of 18 per cent from the
1925-29 average for the month of 1,401,443 tons.
Ii does not make interesting reading, especially
to the people In the coal mining centres on Van-
ccu\er Island. The local board of trade recognises the terrible plight of the eoal industry and
the ell'ocl il will have before very long on thc
business men and the mine workers. Half time
and less than half time In instances is the order
of the day in the coal mining areas on the Island
and in an ell'ort to induce the Federal government
lo lender assistance by taxation of all crude and
fuel oil, resolutions and petitions are being forwarded to Ottawa, That the Hon. R. B. Bennett
and his government will look with favor on these
petitions aud grant the tax asked for. goes without saying, That was one of the pledges of the
Conservative party during the last election. "If
returned to power we will give adequate protection to Canadian industries." Protection for our
coal we have got to have. There is no getting
away from it. The mine workers are barely existing now aud a lot are going hungry. We don't
have to preach the old adage of "a hungry man
i.- an angry man." but we would implore our
leader at Ottawa to come to the assistance of the
coal industry and the hundreds of our workers before it is too late.
WHETHER trirl students should smoke un the campus
of the University of British Columbia, whether
they should use lipstick and rouge, whether they
should or should not show their knees, may constitute a
little temporary tempest, hut, after all, it is nothing; hut
a phase uf the greater problem, of whether women may-
do as they please or whether they should be governed by
n:an's dictatorial rules of behavior.
fn ihe final analysis, the answer lo all these questions
la a mere matter nf gyod taste,
If it pleases woman's fancy to smoke in public, why
should she not smoke'.'
Jf she wishes to deeornte her face with cosmetics, why
should she not so decorate?
The age-old rule that women may do only as men tell
them has been repealed.
Our view is that the behavior of women on the University campus is pretty much their own affair, «> long
as they keep within the bounds of decency.
And certainly, no charge that they have done otherwise
has or can be made. —Vancouver Sun.
Jje iltlt 5eivice
(gattabiatt fflebtral Aasuriatuui
Question-- concerning health] addressed to the Canadian Medical Association. 184 College St.,
Toronto, wil! Ik* answered personally by letter.
Our habits are important licciiusf;
they have much tu do witli making
lift.' easier and happier for us. Habits and actions, because of frequent
repetition, we perform without even
thinking of what we are doing.
Children acquire habits at a very
early age . It is just as easy for them
lo establish right habits as wrong
ones. The habits which a child acquires are the result of the training
which he has received from bis parents. The child who has bad habits
is not to be blamed. He is what he
is as a result of the training bis parents have given him, anti if anyone is
at fault, it i^ th'' parents, not the
Training must begin at birth. The
baby who  is  fed   regularly  by  the
cloek develops the habit of taking his
food at regular hours. The child who
.is picked up and fed every time he
cries will soon become a crying baby,
demanding attention at all hours.
This habit which has been allowed to
develop is bad for the baby, hard -a
the parents and annoying to everyone else
The child who kick- and screams
doe- bo because hi- has found out
front   past   experience   ihat   when   he
Indulges in our of hia temper tantrums he gets what be want-. It is
his method of gaining his own way.
If he is ignored and not given his
own way, the outbursts soon cense.
Comforts are most undesirable.
They are a menace to health and are
apt to deform the mouth and teeth.
Sucking a comfort is simply a bad
habit. There is no reason why a
child should have something in his
mouth all the time.
The child is not a small adult. We
should not try to make "little men"
nnd "little women" oul of our children.     Children  should   Im-  children,
and they should be encouraged to
We wish ti> point out to parents
that they, without interfering with
the child's life, can train him in proper habits which will help him to enjoy life and keep him strong and
During childhood, it is necessary
that the child be prepared for adult
years which lie ahead of him. Children establish habits easily, and
childhood is the best time for establishing good hab't>. The child who
has good habits i« healthier and happier than the child whose habits are
faulty. Life for him and for his
parents is easier and better.
It is not an easy matter to train u
child, and parents should take lime
to prepare themselves for the,i; difficult and important work of child
'Continued from  P^ae.  1>
been necessary, the following being
the staff from February to June,
1981, with their respective divisions:
Div. 1, entrance, CI. E. Apps, principal: Div. 2, grade VII. Miss T. Gallivan, vice-prnicipiil; Div. :t, grade
VI, Miss, I. McFadyen: Div. 4, grade
V. and VI, Miss MacKinnon; Div. 5,
grade V, Miss C. Carey; Div. (I, grade
Jr. and Sr. V, Mr. H. Watson; Div. 7.
grade Sr. and Jr. IV, Miss J. Baird:
Div. 8 (closed): Div. l>, grade Sr. Ill
and Jr. Ill, Miss Robinson; Div. 10.
grade Sr. and Jr. II, Miss Horbury:
Dis. 11, grade Jr. Ill and Sr. II, Miss
Robertson; Div. 12, grade Jr. II, Si.
I and Jr. I, MJss C. Richardson; Div.
1-"!, grade Sr. I and Jr. I, Miss Hunden.
Tin- following recommendations
were placed before the board hy Uie
principal: 1. Teachers of Oriental
classes, Miss Robertson and .Miss
Richardson be relieved of this work
in June and work taken alternately,
i.e. one year Oriental—one year
white classes.
2. The vacant classroom will be
used for music teaching, for English
lessons for Orientals, etc.
UERC.  says no one can
take course of  Sargon without betnK greatly benefitted^
"For three or four years I suffered from sluggish liver and constipn-
tion. My skin whs sallow. I had no
ambition or desire to work. I was
nervous ami dizzy, had severe headaches and eould not sleep.
*'It is nothing short of remarkable
thc way Sargon and Sargon Soft
Mass Fills relieved me of these
troubles. I um now simply bubbling
over with new energy and vitality. I
do not believe it possible for anyone
suffering as I was to take a course of
Sargon without being greatly benefited."—Miss Wannenberg lives at
111! E, Stst St., New Vork City.
Sold by Lang's Drug & Hook Store.
Victoria. Feb. 4.—Prevention of
dumping uf bituminous conl from
United States into Canada will be
urged upon the Government, which
will be asked to continue subvention
on Eastern B. C. and Alberta conl
through central Canada markets.
This action was taken today by the
research committee of the B. C. coal
industry, which met under the chairmanship of Hon. \V. A. McKenzie,
minister of mines.
Amopg those present wore Col. C.
\V. Villiers of the Canadian Collieries
Ltd.; W. R. Wilson, of Crow's Nest
Pass Coul Co.; J. R, Saunders, also of
Crow's Nest Company: Mr. Murray
of Coalmont Coal Company; Mr.
Hocking, general manager Clrnnhy
Consolidated Co.; Capt. C. P. Ner-
outsos, manager B. C. Coast Service
and Robert Dunn, deputy minister of
Will Russia's great upheaval in
economics fail or succeed? If it
succeeds, how will it affect the civilized world? Every well-read person
today is more than generally interested in these questions and it is
timely that the inside story of the
great Russian social and industrial
upheaval has been photographed, as
it were, by the mind of a man who
Ins made it a personal study and then
written it down for the world to read.
The Truth About Run,**.
Maurice Hindus, Russian by birth, i
North American by adoption has
studied economic Russia during the
past seven years. He hns set down
facts dispassionately but with the eye
of an artist. He takes you through
the labryinths of the great human
problem today being dramatized in
Russia. He tells you about the Russian, his property, family, morals; he
gives you a picture of Russian peasantry, the proletariat and the intel-
ligensia; the Cossack, the Jew, Russian women—all the elements he hns
noted that play a role in Russia,
greatest of all world dramas.
Read Maurice Hindus' exciting but
none the less educative revelations in
the Vancouver Sun commencing February  15th. Delivered by carrier or
mail 60c. a month. Write direct to
the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C.
or your local agent, W. Westfleld,
Box flfi,  Cumherland. Adv't
on Coughs & Colds
A •peedy, wfe,proven remedy
for children >nd adult*.
I wsNtWs j
^^Actt UkfQFanh - A Siaar &p A-*o>f tt^^M
idvertiscment is nut published or displayed  l*\   the  Liquor Control  Board or bv
Government  of   British  Columbia
■Now Showing
The Dramatic Sensation of the Talking Screen ....
Rich! Ritzy! Beautiful!
.. But She Can't Get
Away with Murder!
Mado to be served! She flaunts ao-
eioty once too often! And faces
its terrible wrath! Even the man
she loves condemns her I Alice Duer
Miller's tremendous love conflict—
given to you! Vividly real— a shock
thrill you'll never forget!
He's a bad hombn—bat bay
he's good. He Urn to love
and loves to live. The Romeo
of the desert who take. hi.
women at gun-point . . . And
makes them like It.
He was too good
to be bad and too
bad to be good.. .
Walter Huston
James Cruze production of Belasco's sensation
"The Big Fight"
Smashing love story of a
girl caught in a conflict between two loves!
and Thursday
February  11th  and  12th
Sealed in his coffin! Consigned to thc grave! Fu
Manchu escapes! His return brings terror to the
lovers. Stops their wedding at the altar. Again
the sign of the dragon warns of danger, death —
more thrills for you. A new adventure with Sax
Rhomer's venegeance seeker.
Death fails
to quench
his fiery hate.
You thought hc died in "The
Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu"!
Me didn't! He's thrillingly alive,
ln a brand new adventure!
Apain you see Warner Oland
as the devilish doctor, O. V.
Hcggue, the detective; Neil
Hamilton, Jenn Aurthur as the
mennced lovers. A new thrill
Two Comedies:
"Stronger Sex"
"Belle of Night"
and Single Reel:
"Goodbye Lady Love"
Friday and Saturday'
February 13th and 14th
W»»N»« OU.ND
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY (1th, 1931.
The Edison Photoflash Lamp
Use Photoflash anywhere—in homes, hotels, public
buildings, trains, boats—anywhere.   There is no fire
hazard, and dampness will not affect the flash.
Photoflash is safe. The flash is confined within
the bulb—therefore there is no fire hazard.
Photoflash is swift. So instantaneous is the flash,
subjects do not close their eyes or change their expression,
Photoflash is clean. Every by-product—smoke,
odor, flash—is bottled within the bulb.
Photoflash is noiseless. There is no startling explosion.
Photoflash is simple to operate. It is equally suited to professional and amateur photography.
The Edison Photoflash lamp is ideally suited for
portrait, commercial, news, group and home photography of all descriptions.
May be ignited from your house lighting circuit
or by a 1 • .j volt flash light cell.
Price 30c. Each
For Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
I'hone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Orders left at Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
of all descriptions
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
Another Drop of Lumber Prices
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, rough $16.00
No. 1 Common Fir or Cedar, dressed or sized .... 18.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 8" and 10"  16.00
No. 1 Common Fir Shiplap 6"   15.00
No. 2 Common Fir Shiplap  12.00
Select Common Rustic 6" and 8"   21.00
All higher grade finishings, mouldings and every
building materials reduced the prices from
16% to 20% on previous list.
Prompt delivery with reasonable charges.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
|'Office, Cumberland 159
I Night Call, Courtenay 184X
(Continued trom Pafce One)
percentage attendance, 95; lates, 0;
Honour roll: Sr. III: Helen Eadie,
Dot Brown, Rosie Galafrio: Jr. Ill:
Shigeki Sora, Henry Kenmare, Nettie
Gibson; improvement: Leroy Richardson.
Pupils promoted from grade III Sr.
to grade IV Jr.: Rosie Galafrio, Dot
Brown, Helen Eadie, Bessie Mah, Bill
Nicholas, Jimmy Dick, Kazumi Yoshikumi, Jackie O'Brien, Doris Brown,
Andrew High, Andrew Harvey, Kazuo Yoshikumi, Bobby Weir, Gladys
Woods, Hideo Matsukura, Lorraine
Polkinghorne, Yasahara Kaga.
Pupils promoted from Jr. Ill to
Sr. Ill: Shigeki Sora, Mary Tobacco,
Jackie Yee Toy, Kathleen Drew. Vi-'
olet Tobacco, Leroy Richardson, Bert
Williams, Tom Bates, Richard James
Willie Armstrong, Madaline Warren,
Nettie Gibson, Jackie Younger, John
Conn, Gerald Porrin, Elma Carmichael, Margaret Graham, Edna Tho.
burn, Gloria Sommerville.
Division IX.
Div. IX, teacher, M. Robinson.—
no. enrolled, 34; percentage attendance, 96.39; lates, 3; perfect attend-
ance, 25.
Honour roll: II Sr.: Myrtle Vahle,
Gilfred Bruce, John Drew; Oriental
II Sr.: Yukio Watanabe, Eiko Nakano, Umeko Tateyamn, Hiioko Matsubuchi.
Promoted from Grade II, Si', to
Grade III, Jr.: Myrtle Vahle, Gilfred
Bruce, John Drew, Marguerite Sutherland, Jean Brown, Dolores Parks,
Sam Stockand, Tom Gnlleazzi (trial),
Harry Etherlngton (trial), Yukio
Watnnabc, Eiko Nakano, Umeko Tateyama, Hiroko Matsubuchi, Kimiko
Saito, Isamu Yano, Isao Yamasaki,
Jiro Kiyonaga, Wakiko Suyama. Tet-
suko Kiyonaga, Hiromu Matsubuchi,
Kawola Kimoto, Yutaka Sugimori.
Division X.
Div. X, teacher, B. Horbury.—no.
enrolled, 25; percentage attendance
97, lates, 0; no .making perfect attendance, 14.
Honour roll. Joseph Buchanan,
Gloria Aspesy, Gwen Williams, Bobby Nash, Jack Price, Foster Scott.
Promoted from II Jr. to II Sr.:
Gloria Aspecy, Joseph Buchanan, Lillian Boothman, Robert High, Ruth
Hewitt, Ruth Jackson, Teddy Vaughan, Frank Martinelli, Verna MacKintosh, Bobbie Nash, Jack Price, Nan
Rutherford, Foster Scott, Norman
Tweedhope, Gwen Williams, Miriam
Turnbull; On trial: Gladys Brown,
Jack Mossey, Bernie MncLellan, Agnes Stockand, Fred Martinelli.
Division XI.
Div. XI, grades Sr. I and Jr. II,
teacher, Miss J. E. Robertson—no.
enrolled, 30; perfect attendance, 24;
percentage attendance, 97.5; lates, 1.
Honour roll: Sr. I, English: Audrey
Younger, Teresa Brown, Fred Bales
and Dot Hill equal; Jr. II, Oriental:
Union Bay
Mrs. Wilfred Glover returned on
Thursday from Nanaimo, where she
attended the wedding of her brother,
David Campbell, to Miss Hazel Martin
of that city.
C. P. Renwick. of the Customs offlce. left on Monday for Duncan where
he will relieve Mr. Bayne. who Is 111
Mr. and Mrs. Morton Thomas had
as their guests over the week-end. the
former's brother and sister-in-law.
Mr. and Mis. Shenton Thomas, of New
York City, N.Y.
The many friends of Mrs. Ed. Anderson will be very glad to hear that
she is progressing favorably tn the
Cumberland hospital after her recent
Shigeru Fuzimoto, Yoshio Watanabe,
Yoshi Makimoto and Kinya Ikcgama
Promoted from Sr. I to Jr. II: Audrey Younger, Teresa Brown, Fred
Hates, Dot Hill, Grade Guy, Edith
Gibson, Annie Dunsmore, Mary Mc
Grath, Jimmy Watson, Wilfred Watson, Trevor Jones, Jimmy Miller,
Sam Hobbs, Herbert Taylor.
Promoted from Jr. II Oriental to
Sr. II: Shigeru Fuzimoto, Yoshio,
Watanabe, Kinya Tkegama, Mitsugi
Araki, Yoshi Makimoto, Toshio Yamamoto, L'ttaka Aida, Koko Kadogu-
chi, Chow Park, Matsugi Okuda, Helen Wong, Namio Kawagauchi, Htro-
mi Tida.
Division XII.
Div. XII, grade 1, teacher, C. Richardson—no. enrolled, 30; percentage
attendance, 96.69; lates, 0.
Promoted from Grade I Sr. to
Grade IIB: Fujiko Saito, Yoshiko
Hirose, Kamne Aruki,, Kazuoyshi
Obara, Tommy Ogaki, Hisayo Yano,
Tatsuo Aoki, Noburu Yano (on trial)
Mnmoru Kawagauchi (on trial).
Promoted to Grade IA: Pearl Cheung, Bill Chow, Klmieho Harada, Mi-
chio Kimoto, Fusahiko Nnkanishi.
Sakae Okuda.
Promoted to Grade IB Sr.: Sntoshi
Fuzimoto, Ikuho lida, Tamotsu Kaga,
Akii Kiyonaga, Teruo Kiyonaga,
Hanako Matsubuchi, Yukiko Nakauchi, Hideo Obara, Yasuko Sora, Mas-
ayo Suyama, Dora Wong, Kazuko
Yagauchi, Satoshi Yano.
DivUion XIII
Div. XIII, receiving class, teacher,
P. Hunden—no. enrolled, 29; percentage attendance 97.06; perfect attendance, 18; lates, 3.
Honour roll: Valda Frelone, Robin
Eadie, Nita Pilling, Harry Moncrief,
Keith De Witt, Marjorle Smith.
Promoted from Grade 1 Jr, to
Grade I Sr., in aphabetical order:
Jack Devlin, Keith De Witt, Mar-
jorie Drew, Robin Eadie, Jack Follows, Valda Frelone, Ivy Gough, Gordon Ledingham, Harry Moncrief,
Raymond Monks, Phyllis Newman,
Alan Nunns, Nita Pilling, Marjorie
Smith, Malcolm Stewart, Annie
Stockand, Gordon Wood.
Under auspices of the Board of Management,  Cumberland
United Church
Safety First
A   Three Act Farce Comedy
Under thc direction of Mr. W. P. Kelly.
<j   United Church Hall. Cumberland
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, FEB. 11th and 12th
Doors open 7 ;30 Curtain at 8 o'clock
JACK MONTGOMERY, a young husband Mr. D. McLean
JERRY ARNOLD, an unsuccessful fixer  Mr. C. Horwood
MR. McNUT, a defective detective  Mr. G. Horwood
ELMER FLANNEL, awfully shrinking .... Mr. J. Auehterlonie
ABOU BEN MOCHA, n Turk from Turkey Mr. H. Brown
MABEL MONTGOMERY, Jack's wife, pity her....Miss E. Lalng
VIRGINIA BRIDGER, her young sister Mrs. H. Brown
MRS. BARRINGTON-BRIDGER, their mamma, Mrs. H. Conrod
ZULEIKA, a tender Turkish maiden Miss E. Gear
MARY ANN O'FINNERTY, an Irish cook lady. ..Miss J. Baird
'': Time—Today
Place—In the suburbs of a large city If
.')       Act. 1. Sitting room in Jack's Ht home in thu suburbs.   What
happened to Zuleika.
Act 2.   Same .scene, a month later.    What happened to Jack
ond Jerry.
Act ii.   Mrs.  Bridget's  Garden.    Three weeks later.    What
happened to Mary Ann.
Note to audience: The curtain will be lowered a few moments
during tht> third act to indicate a lapse of three hours.
(7 Admission .... Fifty Cents
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal anti Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and HI
Cumberland, BX.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Edwards, of Royston. was the scene of a
jolly party on Friday evening in honor
of the 21st birthday of Lawrence, son
of the host and hostess. A Urge number of friends of the honor guest were
Mrs. Joe Idiens, of Royston. who has
been ill for the past week, is now
greatly Improved.
George Wilson, of Royston Oeneral
store, is back at work after several
days' Illness.
Royston Community Club held a
whist drive recently at the Winter
Gardens with ten tables in play.
Mrs. G. Hargood Ash was hostess at
her Royston home on Tuesday evening
last at three tables of bridge when
Mrs. C. W. Sillence was winner of the
prize. A happy social time followed
play, when dainty refreshments were
Fred Donnelly returned to Royston
on Thursday, having spent the past
month at Vancouver.
There was a large crowd in attendance at the weekly dance at Imperial
Pavilion on Saturday evening with
Fred Duckworth and liis orchestra
supplying latest dance music,
Friends of Mrs. Whitehouse throughout the district will be pleased to
know she is improving after her recent illness.
Bureau Of
Victoria, Feb. 2.—Heavy rains on
Vancouver Island threatened to disrupt highway traffic last week. Thc
water was over the roads in many
places and some woodwork of culverts was washed out. Thc Department of Public Works took prompt
measures, and by clearing ditches
and mending breaks traffic was carried on with little interruption. At
Cameron Lake the water rose over
the roadway along the shore, but curs
and busses continued to travel over
it. In order to keep them from going over into the lake the local road
gangs drove stakes here and there to
mark the edges of the road. Alberni
district had a rninfuall of 18 inches
in January.
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Hon. R. W. Bruhn, minister of public works has just returned from a
trip to Prince Rupert, He found unemployment work in the northern
city being excellently handled. In
spite of the number of inexperienced
men employed the work was being
done with at least 90 per cent of ordinary efficiency according to the estimate of the engineers. He visited
Oc«an Falls and found the pulp and
paper mill there working 24 hours »
day for five days in the week.
With the installation of its latest
machine the Powell River Pulp and
Paper Company has increused its
newsprint capacity to 630 tons a day.
The Company started in 1912 with
two machines and has increased from
year to year until today seven ma-
chines are required to handle tho
In spite of business depression
the Canadian trade with the Orient
from B. C. ports showed a satisfactory increase of approximately 1.600-
000 bushels of wheat shipped to Asiatic countries in 10.10 as compared
with 1929. Japan also took 110,481
barrels of flour more than in thc
previous year.
A successful experiment has been
made by the Provincial Department
uf Agriculture in converting burned
over timber land into sheep pasture
An area near Cowichan Lake wat;
sown down with clover nnd a fine
crop hos resulted, sufficient probably
to pasture 300 sheep. With so much
hurned over land in the province its
utilization for sheep should have an
important effect on the wool and
mutton industry.
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James H. Fletcher a New Zealand
M.P. who hns recently been visiting
in Victoria and Vancouver states
that there should be a good market
for B.C. apple box snooks in his
country. New Zealand has a large
apple crop but at present their boxes
nre nearly nil imported from the United States. He would rather see
thc trudc shifted to n sister Dominion. He snys New Zealand also offers a good market for fertilizers
manufactured here.
Wi W. Duncan, director of markets in the Department of Agriculture
has within the past week sent out n
suggestive menu of B. C. foods to
different hotels and restaurants in
Vancouver and Victoria. These are
in the form of printed slips which
may be attached to the regular menu
announcing that the restaurant
serves "B. C. hothouse rhubarb, baked potatoes or salmon." It is proposed to extend this service to make
it weekly, adding new items each
week. So far the restaurants have
responded favorably.
There has been a remarkable increase in honey production in the
province of recent years. Nineteen
years ago it wns less than 5,000 tbs.
per annum. For 1930 it will he approximately n million pounds. In
spite of this rapid increase, consumption in the province is still fnr ahead
of production.
Compositor: "I miss the old cuspidor since it's gone."
Foreman: "You missed it before
That's why it's gone"
This is the season of the yeai* when
tragedy lurks behind closed garage
doors. Tragedy because, hidden in
the exhaust smoke whicli we can see
and in partially burned gasoline vapours which we can smell is the
deadly poisonous gas. carbon monoxide, which we can neither smell nor
see. Even when the engine 1s well
warmed up ami ceases to give off a
cloud of smoke or had smelling vapours, carbon monoxide is being discharged from the exhaust pipe.
Carbon monoxide gives no warning. The first noticeable effect is
often a sudden muscular weakness
which causes the victim to fall tn the
floor and renders him helpless, Unless he is discovered in time, unconsciousness sunn follows and then
death. It Is true that the small percentage of carbon monoxide which
may be present in large garages may
cause those who must work in such
an atmosphere throughout the day
to develop headaches or dizziness.
However, in n small garage, the high
percentage of carbon monoxide produced by running the engine behind
closed doors does not give the victim any warning as these symptoms
do not hnve time to develop.
Not only does carbon monoxide
fid I to give warning, but, even worse,
it actually produces weakness before
the victim becomes aware .if his condition. When at rest the hotly utilizes only about a third of the oxygen
sent to it through the blood circulation; but when the body is in motion, it takes up more than half of
this oxygen. This being the case,
much of the oxygen can be displaced
by carbon monoxide for a short time
without producing any noticeable effects while the body is nt rest. But
un moving the body, more oxygen
is demanded and weakness results
through lack of it. Accordingly just
at the time when the victim starts
to escape from the poisonous atmosphere, the physical exertion defeats
his own purpose. The more violent
the efforts to escape, the more quickly unconsciousness results.
First Aid Treatment
Persons overcome by gas should be
removed at once to thc fresh air, and
if breathing has stopped, should be
given   artificial   respiration.
So before starting the automobile
engine, open the garage door. Adhere rigorously to this practice and
prevent the tragedy of the dosed
garage door.
A large crowd attended the Hard
Time Whist Drive and dance in the
Native Soivs' Hall by the Native Sons
on Wednesday evening last. Fifty-five
tables of whist were played with the
prize winners tis follows: Ladies, first,
Mrs. H. Bersey; second, Mrs, Searle;
consolation, Mrs. T. Aitchison; Gentlemen, first. Geo. Hunden; second. E.
L. Macdonald; consolati .-. Geo. Trotter. An excellent hard-time supper
of baked beans, hard-tack, brown
bread, coffee, etc.. was served on tables covered with paper instead of table
cloths. After supper old-time and
modern dancing to music by McLeod's
orchestra was very much enjoyed.
Another very enjoyable affair was
thc dance given by the Courtenay Badminton Club on Friday evening of last
week in the Native Sons' Hall. Excellent music was furnished by Fred
Duckworth and his Country Club orchestra. Many beautiful evening
dresses and a number of tuxes added
a touch of formality to the occasion.
On Saturday evening last Mr. and
Mrs. L, R. Cliffe. of Comox, entertained a party of about twenty-five In
honor of Mr. Hugh Fergusson who was
leaving on Monday for Campbell River
where he has accepted a position as
principal of the Campbell River school.
Bnriijc wns played, the pri7A- winners
being: Ladies, first. Miss Elsie. Conrad;
consolation. Mrs. Joe Cliffe; Gentlemen, consolation. Mr. H. Fergusson.
Dainty refreshments were served and
then dancing was enjoyed for the remainder of the evening.
The Rev and Mrs Willemar are
spending n lew days visiting Mrs. Wil-
lomar's sister In Victoria.
A very enjoyable whlst drive and
dance was given by the Anglican Juniors In the Parish Hnll on Tuesday
evening of last week. Twenty-two
tables of whist were played The prize
Winers were: Ladies, first, Mrs. R H
Harrison; second. Mrs Hurford; con-
sola flon. Miss Joan West, Gentlemen,
first. John Avent; second. E Bayly;
consolation. Geo  Col well
The friends of Misa Betty Murray
will be sorry to hear that she is again
In Bt. Joseph's hospital receiving further medical attention for her ankle.
Mrs. M Wash left Saturday for a
few days' visit in Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs Geo, Cliffe went down
to Vancouver on Friday to attend the
funeral of Mrs ditto's mother, Mrs.
S. Palmer.
Mrs. Prushaw. of Vancouver, arrived on Monday for u week's visit with
her sister. Mrs, W. A. Kerr
Miss Nell Heath. Miss Marjorle
Brown, Bob Searle and Geo Harris
motored over from Alberni on Sundny
to visit friends in Courtenay and Cumberland.
James Wilcock has returned Irom
Campbellton and is once more behind
tho counter ln Wilcock <ii Co. butcher
Wm, Booth Is back at work in thc
store nfter being confined to the house
for two weeks with 'flu.
E. R Torling left on Monday morning for a few weeks' treatment In
Shaughnessy hospital. Vancouver.
Following the A. V. P. A. meeting
on Thursday night, Ben Hughes gave
a very Interesting talk on Shakespeare
which was much appreciated by the
members, ark Gregson also gave a
talk on the lives and habits of bugs
in the Comox Valley, which made everyone feel like bug-hunting immediately.
A number of Timber Wolves from
Nanaimo, Duncan, Qualicum, Parksville, Courtenay and other Up-lsland
points will visit Victoria next Saturday for thc 103rd Battalion re-union
which will be held at the Chamber of
Commerce. .Major K. P. Spurgin will
agai npreside and an interesting programme has been arranged, to which
Up-lsland members will be asked to
contribute songs and speeches. Those
who plan to attend are asked to notify Harold Palmei at the Chamber of
Commerce, Victoria.
your voice
When you long to have *
heart-to-heart chat with distant friendi, at you so often
do, why not let your voice
go viiiting? When there's
a telephone handy it's a
very easy matter to pay a
voice   visit.
Travelling by telephone
ii the modern way—and
it's the quickest. A few
words to a long-distance operator enables your voice lo
"drop in" at the home of
those far-away   dear  ones.
Perhaps they have been
waiting weeks, months, even
years, for a letter from
you. A telephone call to
them today would be more
than   appreciated.
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Every Sunday morning New Linoleums
Spring is just around the corner und you will soon he thinking
of replenishing some oi the floors which may need recovering.
A shipment of new designs In linoleums have arrived and me
now on view, some of the patterns are carpet designs, suitable
for bedrooms, dining munis; other patterns are block designs
and muke good kit.hcn floor coverings, we would suggent thut
you tuke a look over oul new stock and let us have the pleasure
of showing you some of the pretty patterns.
NEW CRETONNES—We have a wonderful array of cretonnes
in many "t tlie smart designs, in widths from :10 inches to 54
inches, and ihe quality will five you satisfaction.
BLINDS—Window blinds are another item in the home thut
requires renewing, we have n good blind, which we are making
u special fit" al 95c each; better qualities $1.15. any width
SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES uie constantly wearing out,
we have a wonderful special in hemstitched shoots, full also,
und the price i« only $2.50 per pair. Heavy sheets made of nn
extra grade of beautiful quality sheering large size $4.95 pair
even thread cotton, lie
leader, nt 95c per pai
gice you full value for
cial full size cases made of a nice
tched 25c each. Pillow cases, out
u wonderful quality and will sure
■ money.
RAYON BEDSPREADS—What more desireable than a nice
Rayon Bedspread t" match you room, we have a good selection
in pink, maize, hell" and while Prices from $3.95 up and nil
un  full -ize 80 x 100.
Sutherland's Drv Goods
Every   Person   in   the   District   Urged
to Sign When Asked
The petition praying the Federal
government to place a tax on all
crude and fuel oi! brought into Canada is now being circulated and residents are urged to sign as soon as
presented. It waa felt by the promoters, tin* Cumberland Board of
Trade that the resolution would be
the best preamble to the petition. To
give all residents an opportunity to
read the resolution at leisure we have
much pleasure in publishing it in this
WHKRF.AS: Coal mining being
..ne of the basic industries of Vancouver Island, and one which played
a very prominent pan in the early
settlement and development not only
of the Island, but upon the Province
generally- and
WHEREAS: We believe that the
upbuilding and maintenance of our
future industrial life, and the measure of our ability to obtain a share
of the world's markets for our industrial activities will wholly depend upon our ability to develop a free and
untrammelled supply of fuel within
Canada, a supply independent of
any other country within the same
competitive Held, and
WHEREAS: Canada has immense conl deposits their development is not in keeping wilh tbe industrial development of our country,
and the production of coal within
our own Province is yearly receding,
the ratio being approximately ten
per cent per annum, and
WHEREAS: Such a decrease
must, in a few years, mean the complete extinction of an industry that
is essentially necessary to our national life and industry that ranks among
tiie highest in the nation, in the proportion in which its gross turn over
.is returned to thc country in wages
lor labour, and
WHEREAS: Crude and fuel oils
imported from foreign countries into
our Province practically free of duty
threaten, at an early date, to completely destroy the coal industry,
throwing thousands of miners out of
employment, wiping out of existence
thriving communities, much needed
in our young country, and destroying
millions of dollars invested, not only
iu the industry direct, but by tbe
many business men located in the
once thriving mining towns, and also
the hard won earnings of the miners
invested in their homes, and
WHEREAS: The present government of CanQdn, appealed to the
country last year, upon a policy of
protection' for every phase of our
industrial life, nnd the upbuilding
of a home market for Canndian products, and manufactured goods, nnd
WHEREAS: The Government
was returned with a large working
majority, a mandate to put into effect that policy,
That the Cumberland Board of Trade
representing one of the communities
that is suffering from this influx ot'
foreign oil, request the Federal gov-*
eminent to give this basic industry,
coal, the same measure oi' protection
that is accorded to other basic in.
dustries. and manufacturing con-
concerns within thc Dominion, by
providing in the coming tariff revi-
sion for a three cent per gallon tux
upon all fuel oil imported into the
country as such, and upon that proportion of the crude oil imported for
refining which is sold in the home
market as fuel oil.
AND HE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this resolution he forwarded to the Honorable R. B, Bennett, prime minister of Canada, and
copies of same be sent to the Honourable E. B. Ryckman, minister of
national revenue, the Honourable H.
H. Stevens, minister of commerce,
the Honourable W. A. Gordon, minister of mines, A. W. Neill, member
of parliament, nnd the members of
the Dominion parliament for British
Columbia. That this board nlso send
copies of the resolution to the various boards of trade comprising the
membership of the Vancouver Island
associated boards of trade, asking
their endorsation vf the resolution,
and they join in calling at then-
earliest convenience, n special meet-
Ing of thc Associated boards of trade.
to obtain, if possible, the endorsation
nnd co-operation of thut public body
in pressing this resolution Vi a successful issue.
Miss Charlotte Carey was a bridge
hostess at her home on Maryport avenue Thursday nighi when five tables
of bridge were in play. During the
evening the hostess served refreshments and prize winners announced
as ladies prize, Miss C. MacKinnon
and the gentlemen's winner Mr. Dave
Tbe family of the late Mrs. Muvy
Cameron take this opportunity of
tendering heartfelt thanks to nil
friends for messages of sympathy;
for lloral tributes ami for the loan of
ears on the occasion of the funeral
..I' a devoted mother.
Mrs, c, -I. Parnham
Mr. ■).  ll. Cameron
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Sunlight Soap, per p'k'1
Barton's Peas, size I,
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Mrs. ti. K. MacNaughton returned
to Cumberland on Wednesday ufter
spending n few days in Vancouver.
Harr}' Steenson, of Kelly Douglas
Co., Vancouver, whs a business visitor last week.
Mrs. Hamilton, who hus been thc
guest of Mrs. R, Abrams left for
Vancouver on Monday.
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Brown
New Townsite, oa Friday. January the
30th. a son-
Miss Dilys Williams, of Courtenny,
is the guest of Mr. und Mrs. A. 0.
Jones, Penrith avenue. West.
Mr, H. Leighton reports having
picked a quantity of mushrooms on
his ranch on Tuesday, surely an unusual occurence 111 February.
Gloria Sommerville, little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A, Sommerville was
removed to the local hospital on Sunday evening when an operation was
performed for appendicitis.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Devlin and family
motored to Nanaimo on Sunday returning the same day. They were
accompanied on the return journey
by .Miss Ethel Jones of Nanaimo, who
will visit with Mr. and Mrs- Devlin.
Miss Ivy Frew who has been visiting in Powell River, returned to
Cumberland on Wednesday. She was
accompanied by Mrs. Reed and her
two children, who will be the guest
of Mrs. Reed's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Frew, Allen avenue.
Thc Gedunkers club met at the
home of Miss Evelyn Carey on Wednesday evening when routine business was conducted. The hostess
served dainty refreshments followed
by it social hour. Those present were
the Misses L, Banks, B. dear, B. Horbury, J. Baird and E. Carey.
Rev. and Mrs. J. Hood, of Victoria,
were out of town visitors at the fun-
era of Mrs. M. Cameron on Tuesday
last. They were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. j. C, Brown, Maryport avenue, during their short stay, returning to the capital  "-1  Thursday
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Mis. Clifton Mounce' (nee Vivian
Aspesy), entertained the teachers of
thc Cumberlnnd public and high
schools on Monday and Tuesday afternoons at her home on Derwent
avenue and First street. The rooms
were prettily decorated and during
the afternoon, Mrs. Mounce served
delectable  refreshments.
A jolly birthday party was held ot
the home of Mr, aud Mrs. C. Polkinhorne Friday afternoon in honor of
their daughter Dorothy's fifth birthday. Games and contests, followed by
a delightful supper were thoroughly
enjoyed by the young folks. Uncle
Jerry on the radio proved to be a wonderful time ror the youngesters. Those
present were Kathleen Watson, Dor-
etta Brown, Lilian Boothman, Dorothy Bogo, Margaret Armstrong. Lorraine Polkinhorne, Margaret Polkinhorne, Dorothy Polkinhorne. Many
beautiful gifts were received by the
guest of honor from her little friends
Mrs, John Shortt and Mrs. W. Ma-
sun were joint hostesses at tho home
of the former to the ladies' bridge
club on Wednesday evening, four
tables of bridge being in play. Mis.
Kelly won the first prize for highest
score. Delicious refreshments were
served at tho close of play. Those
present included Mesdames 0. K.
MacNaughton, K. R. Hicks, J. Conway, Hi Bryan, E. Robinson, T. (iraham, T. R. S. Graham, Turnbull, A.
B. Clinton, W. C. Kelly, J. J. Mc-
Crettdie, J. Dick, George Tarbell, I,
H. Finch. J. Shortt, W. Mason and
Misa M. Tarbell,
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Harvey, West Cumberland, was the
scene of a merry surprise party on
Muster Andrcy Harvey, on Friday
evening last. A happy time was
spent in games and contests, the
gue.vi'M' competition being won by
Danny Fellows nnd Harold Water-
field. Mrs. Harvey served dainty refreshments during the evening. Those
present were Audrey Lewis, Lizzie
Baird, Rita Baird, Roslna Deconnick,
Sissy Stockand, Peggy Graham, Dav-
idenu Derbyshire .Adele McMillan,
Bill Robinson, Leslie Lewis, Bill Nicholas, Sam and Tom Hobbs, Bill
Younger, Jackie and Danny Fellows.
Mis. Alec Henderson was a hostess
on Wednesday evening when she entertained a number of her friends at
ber home* on Derwent avenue, Whist
and several amusing contest games
were played, prize winners for whist
being Mrs. Lockhart, first, and Miss
E. Henderson, consolation. Mr.s. Wm.
Henderson. Jr., succeeded in winning a prize for different blends of
tea contest. Mrs. T. Armstrong took
the prize for the "can factory" contest nnd Mrs. Win. Beveridge the
prise for pinning on the donkey's
tail. During the evening the hostess
served delicious refreshments und u
social time was enjoyed by all. Those
present were Mesdames T. Armstrong, M. Brown, W. Hutchinson,
J. Robertson, G. McLean, H, Mounce,
M. Nash, S. Boothman, Wm. Henderson, Jr„ M. Shearer, R, Mitchell,
Win, Beveridge, Sr,, Mr. und Mrs.
A. Henderson and Misses Elizabeth,
Doreen and Mildred Henderson.
D. Wilson returned on Friday from
Powell River.
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Cumberland Welsh Society's whist
drive on Saturday evening was as usual well attended, seventeen tables being in play. Mrs. Freeburn and Mrs.
M. iPercy won ladies' prizes and Fred
Wilcock gent's flrst. For gent's second
a cut of cards was necessary between
E. Schmidt and C. Walker, the former
winning. Ladles of the society served
appetizing refreshments.
The girls' talent cluh met at the
home of Mrs. C. V. Dando, Jr., on
Tuesday night when final arrangements were made to hold n cafe chantunt on Friday, February 6th. An
ambitious programme has been drawn
up and in addition to a good musical
programme a small sketch will be
staged by the young ladies.
Mr. J. Vaughan was ho.st to the
men's bridge club on Wednesday evening at his home, Maryport avenue,
when three tables were in play. Refreshments were served during the
evening and those present included
Messrs. Mumford, Symons, Eadie,
Finch, Cavin, Stevens, McCreadie,
Shaw, Bryan and J. Vaughan.
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The Elite- cribbage club held the
usual weekly crib drive in tho Cumberland hall on Wednesday night
when seven tables were in play. Mrs.
Chas. Walker was the fortunate winner of the ladies' first prize, Mr.
Frunk Monaco winning the gent's
prize. Refreshments were served at
the close uf play and a social hour
thoroughly enjoyed.
Cumberland High School's snappy
basketball team added to their laurels on Monday evening. They took
into camp the "Wanderers" to the
tune of 22-11 after a very exciting
game. Jack Horbury refereed. The
teams lining up were: Wanderers: H.
and J. Wutson, J. Combs, A. Bates,
E. Carrigan, H. Westfleld | High
School: G. Brown, D. Baird, J. Bannerman, H. Suigmori, C. Davis.
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A very enjoyable whist drive and
social evening was spent at the lodge
rooms of the Pythian Sisters on Wednesday evening, eight tables of whist
being in play. Mrs. Sam Davis secured ladies' first prize and Mrs. J.
Donnelly the second. A draw for
those who did not play whist was a
feature of the evening, Mrs, J. Watson being the lucky winner, Refreshments were served by the Sisters and
n very pleasant time enjoyed by all.
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The ladles' auxiliary to Holy Trinity Anglican Church held their regular meeting in the Parish hall last
night when a large number of the
members were present. Routine business was speedily transacted following which a general discussion was
held with,the object of deciding the
date on which to hold a social. It
was eventually decided to hold a hard
time whist drive and dance on February the Kith in the Parish hall.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham entertained at eleven tables of bridge
at their home on First street last
week, a most enjoyable evening resulting. Dainty refreshments were
served by the host and hostess following the card games and winners
of prizes announced as ladies' first,
Mrs. J, Conway; second, Miss Molly
Tarbell and consolation Miss B. Dando. Gentlemen's prizes were won by
first, Mr. George Tarbell; second,
Mr. Thomas and consolation, Mr, A.
Mrs. A. Clark was a bridge hostess
at her home on Tuesday night, three
tables being in play. Prize-winners
for the evening were Mrs. R. Littler,
fust, Mrs. J. Lockner, second, and
Mrs. J. I). Davis, consolation. Delicious refreshments were served by
the hostess during the evening and
a social chat enjoyed. Those present included Mesdames R. Littler,
R. McNeil, C. McDonald, C. Whyte,
J. Lockner, R. Abrams, K. Brown, H.
Parkinson, Gear, J. D. Davis, W,
Hudson, J. Quinn and A. Clark.
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Mrs. R. Abrams was hostess to a
few friends at her home on Saturday
evening in honor of her mother, Mrs,
Hamilton, of North Vancouver, who
has been her guest for several weeks
and who left Monday for the Mainland. Music and cards wero much
enjoyed by the guests and n dainty
supper was served by the hostess during the evening. Those present were:
Mrs. Emily, Mrs. J. Vaughan, Mrs.
Brown, Mrs, Mounce, Mrs. Nash, Mrs,
Gen go, Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. J.
Mr. George Tait was most pleasantly surprised at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tait, Maryport
avenue, on Saturday evening when a
number of his friends arrived to compliment Him on the occasion of his
birthday. A merry time was spent
i n games and contests of various
kinds and during the evening n dainty supper was served by the hostess
assisted hy her daughter, Mrs. Sam
Williams. Prize winners of the evening were Miss Evelyn Laing and
Miss Pearl Hunden for ladies, Dave
Jones and George Tait for the gentlemen. Other guests present were
Misses Jean and IsabeUe Brown, Nettie Robertson, Carrie Richardson, A.
Haywood, Mrs. F. Watson, Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Williams, Jr., Messrs. Gordon and Cliffe Horwood and BUI
Annual shamrock tea by the ladies'
aid  of  Cumberland   United   church
will be held in the Church hall on
Wednesday, March 18th. lt.
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Ur. and Mrs. Fred Ells, of Courtenay, are receiving congratulations
on the birth of a daughter Thursday,
February Sth, at the Cumberland
General Hospital.
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Mrs. Alex Maxwell was hostess last
week to the Thursday Night bridge
club when Miss Nettie Robertson and
Mrs. Alfred Maxwell were winners of
flrst and second prizes respectively.
Other guests included Mrs. J. H. Rob-
ertson, Mrs. W. Hutchinson, Mrs. J.
Bennie, Jr., Mrs. Matt Stewart, Miss
Lou Sheppard.
The Eagles football team held a
successful whist drive in the Eagles'
hnll on Tuesday evening, twelve
tables being in play. Mrs, S. L. Robertson was the winner of ladies' flrst
prize, Miss Mary Walker gaining second. Mr. J. Walker was fortunate
in securing gentlemen's first prize
with Mr. J. Weir taking second. Refreshments were served at thc end of
Thirteen tables were ln play at the
Burns' Cronies' club whist drive on
Saturday evening In Memorial hall,
prizes being awarded to Miss Lily Picketti. ladles' flrst with the second being
decided on cut of cards by Mrs. Morello and Mrs. C. Whyte, the former
winning. 6. Hunt and Q. Ouy were
successful In gent's section. Merrymakers' orchestra supplied music for
the well attended dance which began
immediately after the serving of refreshments and terminated at midnight.
Mrs. J. Shortt was hostess on Saturday evening at Ave tables of bridge
when Mrs. E. Robinson and Mrs. McCreadie secured ladies' and gent's first
prizes respectively with Mrs. Vaughan
and Mrs. T. R. S. Graham securing
ladies' and gent's consolations. Refreshments and a social hour followed
play. Ouests were: Mrs. Hicks, Mrs.
Apps, Miss D. Cannon, Mrs. Q. Tarbell, Miss Tarbell, Mrs. L. H. Finch,
Mrs. Eadie, Miss Sehl, Mrs. Turnbull,
Mrs, McCreadie, Mrs. T. Graham, Mrs.
T. R. S. Graham, Mrs. E. Robinson,
Mrs. Bryan, Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs.
Mason, Mrs. Mumford and Mrs. Dick-
Local Teams Lose
At Port Alberni
Cumberland Hoopsters Visit Fort Alberni anil low In Two
Clow Gunn
Cumberland, Feb. 2.—The "Tigers"
basketball team motored to Port Alberni on Saturday evening to play a
return game with the senior team from
the Port city who were here recently
An exciting and close game resulted
with the home team winning by a close
score of 25-23. The ladies of the
Eagles' tenm accompanied the "Tigers"
ord ployed against a ladies' senior
team, losing by a small margin.
During their visit the locals had the
pleasure of seeing tlie Castle Rock.
Washington team, who are touring the
Island, In action, being much Impressed by thi ir style. The visitors who returned to this city on Sunday included Misses Edna Conrod. B. Stant, E.
and V. Picketti. E. Cavallero. M. Ooz-
zano and Messrs. Bob. Aitken. D. Stevenson, J. Hill, J. Devis. H. Conrod, V.
Bono. W. Stant. P. Perozzinl and P.
To any organization in the district
1,000 score card: for $1.00. Try
and do better. Islander Office,
Cumberland. These prices good until March 31st. Place your orders
FOR SALE—Six-Tube all-electric
Westinghouse Radio, Cheap for
cash. Apply box 73, Cumberland.
FOR SALE—Shrubs, Fruit Trees,
etc. Order early, Layritz Nurseries stock. L. H. Finch, local agent
phone 60, box 73, Cumberland.
DDD for skin
tt eools, soothes Instantly. A Dull
Ihat actually does wash the blemished
Ikln clean. A bad skin la unfortunate,
embarrassing, unnecessary, with this
formula w rich In healing elements.
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Parish of Cumberland
Holy Communion S ».m.,
Matin* 11 a.m.
Eveiuong 7 p.m.
j Floral Designs
* Made up to suit any occasion.
j Any order 'phoned before mid-
! night will be waiting for you
j the following morning.
; Just 'Phone Your Request
; We'll do the rest
; No. ii 324 Courtenay
; Night   'Phone  9BX
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Btob.
Phone  71   or  23,  Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Let   ui  make  thinga  look  like
new for you thu Spring.
Ladies' House and Voile Dresses, special at $1.95
Ladies' Full-fashioned Hosiery, all colors, all sizes $1.00
Ladies' Silk Vests 69c
Ladies' Silk Knickers      79c and $1.00
•       •       •
W. H. Anderson  •  Union Hotel
Phone 15 Cumberland
Burton fanned Pens, no. 4 size, 5 tins for  50c
Libby's Sliced Peaches, 2-tb. tins 30c, 3 for 85c.
Malkin's Rest Apricots or Peaches, 1-tb. tins 25c
■1 for    95c.
Sunkist Oranges, 5 dozen for 95c
Sunkist Grape Fruit, 4 for  25c
Sunkist Oranges, 3 dozen for   95c
Heinz Catsup, large bottle 30c, 3 for 85c
Heinz Pork and Beans, 2 for 25c or 9 for $1.00
Heinz Tomato Soup, 2 for 25c or 9 for $1.00
With 2 lbs. Malkin's Best Tea or Coffee at 60c per lb.
you will get 1 tin Malkin's Best Peas no. 3 size FREE.
Deal good only while free goods last—Get Yours Early
Matt Brown's Grocery
"Service and Quality'
Phone 30
Outstanding Champion
Meet Mr. "Strathmore C. Koba
Fairchild," prize bull who has
been awarded Reserve All American
honomby a committee in the United
States appointed by the American
Holstein-Fries.an Association. In
addition lie won first prize at the
recent Hoyal Canndian Winter
Show in Toronto. Strathmore
Mary Koba was Reserve All American Junior yearling heifer, 1980,
Both animals were bred at the
Canadian Pacific Experimental
Farm at Strathmore, Alberta. The
Strathmore and Tilley (arms, operated by the Agricultural Branch of
the Canadian Paeilic Railway, made
a very remarkable showing at the
Toronto show lust November.  Suf
folk sheep from the Tilley farm won
every tint and second prize and all
championships including Champion
wether. In Hampshire**, the Hock
from Tilley farm won four firsts
including Grand Champion ewe,
reserve Grand Champion ram and
Champion wether. Holsteins from
the Strathmore farm won the
coveted Haley & Lee trophy for the
second time. Altogether the sheep
from the Tilley farm and the cattle
from Strathmore farm won eighty
ribbons at the Royal Winter Show,
Toronto, of which fifty were made
up of nineteen Firsts, twenty
Seconds and eleven Championship*
and Reserve Championships.
We're PLUMB anxious
'  to please you!
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Have you ever ^
Heard this one *
Little boy: "Hey, ma, what's that .statue doing under the
.Mother: "Hush, Willie, that's not a statue, that's the
We want to say right here that we are not PLUMBERS
but we are PLUMB anxious to please you ... If you
buy your groceries from us, we guarantee you'll be
more than pleased, you'll be surprised at the saving
you can effect . . . and the service say, forks, that's
what we pride ourselves on. Just 'phone 71 and leave
the rest to us.
Mumford's Grocery
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good"
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