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The Cumberland Islander May 15, 1931

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Cumberland Islander
Ilo-Ilo- Theatre
Public School
April Report
Div. 1.—Teacher, George E. Apps;
no. enrolled, 3:1; perfect attendance,
27; percentage attendance, 98.fi; no.
of lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Mitsuo Hayashi, Ya-
suharu Kodaguchi, Ina Robertson,
Cheyoko Sugimori, Lome Murdoch,
Margaret Beveridge.
Div. IL—Teacher, T. A. Gallivan;
no. enrolled, 35; perfect attendance,
28; percentage attendance, 98.48; no.
of lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Nasako Iwasa, Mn-
snhiko Tateishi, Moyshi Kimoto, Ky-
oshi Okuda, Susuma Kawaguchi.
Shunko Saito.
Div. III.—Teacher, I. McFadyen;
no. enrolled, 33; perfect attendance,
21; percentage attendance, 91.6.
Honor Roll—Tsugio Iwasa, Low
Foo, Yasushi Yamasahi, Keith McKee, Gladys Miller, Haruhiho Tateishi.
Div. IV, Grades 5 and 6.—Teacher
C. MacKinnon; perfect attendances,
23; no. of lates, 2.
Honor Roll—Grade 0: Tetsuo Noki
Norma Cavallero and Sakae Aiida
(equal): Grade, 5: Margaret Armstrong, Margaret James, Leone
Dlv. V.—Teacher, C. Carey; no.
enrolled, 35; percentage attendance,
97.(1; no, of lates, 4.
Honor Roll—Valerie Gatz, Laureen Frelone, William Warren, Herbert Woods; Progress: Charlie Scavarda, Lilly Saunders.
Div. VI, Grades Sr. 4 and Jr. 6.—
Teacher, H. Watson; no. enrolled,
44; percentage of attendance, 96.7;
perfect attendance, 33; lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Sr. 4: Linda Cavallero and Michiko Ampi (equal), Reginald Watson; Jr. 4: Maimie Chow,
Vera Mason, Sawaki Ikigami; Progress. Mario Galeazza.
Division VII.—Teacher, J. Baird;
no. enrolled, 38; attendance, 5845;
percentage of attendance, 96.13; no.
of lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Rosie Galafrio, Dorothy Brown, Helen Eadie, Alice Carmichael, Bessie Mah, Chizuru Okuda.
Div. IX—Teacher, M. Robinson;
no. enrolled, 33; percentage attendance, 96.fi;, no. of lates, 6; no. making perfect attendance, 23.
Honor Roll—Sr. 3: William Armstrong, Jackie Yee Toy, Mary Tobacco: Jr. 3;Gilfred Bruce, Myrtle Vahle
Marguerite Sutherland.
Div. X.—Teacher, B. Horbury; no.
enrolled, 39; percentage attendance,
98.66; perfect attendances, 34; no. of
lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Sr. 2: Gloria Aspesy,
Bobby Nash, Jack Price, Gwen Williams; Jr. 2: Audrey Younger, Grace
Guy, Teresa Brown, Arnold Polkinghorne,
Div. XI, Grades 2 and 3—Teacher,
J. E. Robertson; no. enroled, 37; percentage attendance, 97.8; perfect attendances, 34; no. of lates, 0.
Honor Roll—Oriental class, Jr. 3:
Kawola Kimoto, Heromu Matsubuchi, Tetsuo Kiyonaga; English class
Sr. 2: John Harvey, Jack Bennie; Oriental class Sr. 2: Helen Wong, Mn-
sakl Tsurwako,
Div. XII. Grades 1 and 2 Jr.—
Teacher, C. Richardson; no. enrolled
371 percentage attendance, 99.6; no.
of lates, 0; perfect attendances, 36.
Honor Roll—Yoshiko Hlrose, Fu-
yiko Salto, Kazuoyshi Obara, Michio
Klmoto, Pearl Cheung, Yukiko Nakauchi, Hanako Matsubuchi, Dora
Wong, Ayamo Tsuroka.
Div. XIII, Grade 1—Teacher, P.
Hunden: no. enrolled, 44; percentage
attendance, 118.43; perfect attendances, 34; lates, 7.
Honor Roll—Grade 1 Sr.: Robin
Eadie, Keith De Witt, Nita Pilling,
Valda Frelone; Grade 1 Jr.: Albeit
O'Connor, Amelia Williams, Wlnnlfred Williams.
John Hnmley, a member of thc
Vancouver Acnie Fraternal Order of
Eagles, who was killed at thc Elk
Timber Company's workings last
week, was buried Sunday at the
Sandwlck cemetery. The burial was
in the hands of the Cumberland Order, Rev. Lees, of United Church,
Courtenay, officiating.
The following acted as pall-bearers
J. Bradley, Sr., J. Pollick, R. Howie,
W. H. McLellon, W. H. McFarlane,
and John, Brown.
A fire which started in the bush
between the Bevan road and No. 5
mine Thursday, seriously threatened
Japanese Town. A large force of
men were rushed out who worked
Thursday afternoon and night in an
effort to stop the fire from doing any
serious damage. A gang is stall fighting thc fire but it is said to be well
under control. W. Hutton lost a
quantity of cut timber. The fire
jumped to the hush near the ranch
occupied by the Ethcrington family,
but that blaze also is said to be under
Lashes And Jail
For Robert Marsh
Robert Marsh, charged with an Indecent assault upon a young Courtenay
g(rl, and committed for trial recently
when he came before Magistrate Bates
In a preliminary hearing, was taken tp
Nanaimo last week where he elected
for a speedy trial. He appeared before
Judge Barker yesterday (Monday) at
Nanaimo when he wished to plead
guilty. However,, His Honor refused
the plea and called for evidence. Upon
hearing the evidence, Judge Barker
sentenced the accused to two years In
Okalla and ten lashes.
Minister of Mines Receives
Great Reception at Meeting of
Central Conservative Assn.
Cricketers To
Play Sunday
Nanaimo   Eleven   Will   Try   Conclusion* With Locals
Tht- Cumberland Cricketers will
start the season on Sunday when the
strong Nanaimo team will be the visitors. The Hub city players have already engaged in three games and
are in good shape. The local eleven
have hardly gol going yet, having
been busy during the past two weeks
endeavoring to get the ground at the
"Y" in shape and in building a pavilion. So much damage was to done
to the old one that a much stronger
one had to be erected and with the
help of friends the club found it possible to go ahead. The executive of
the cricket era, however, intend in
future to keep a sharp lookout for
tresspassers on the property at the
"V" and anyone caught damaging
the field or building in any shape
whatever will be prosecuted. The club
has a three-year lease on the ground
and intend to try and improve thc
playing area as much as possible.
Thc field is hardly in shape for
Sunday's game but the hoys are all
eager to go and a little thing like a
rough field will not bother the Cumberlanders. The team will be chosen
from Idiens, Hall, McLaughlin, Ledingham, Nunns, C. V. Dando, A. J.
Taylor, J. Dando, S. Boothman, Vernon-Jones, S. Gough, J. Vaughan, T.
Carney, G. I. Guy, Les Moody. The
game starts at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. C. F. Dickie
And Relief For
Coal Industry
Two weeks ago, Mr. J. Quinn, as
secretary of the Cumberland Conservative Association, wrote to Mr.
Dickie, M.P., urging to keep before
the government the absolute necessity for protection for the coal industry, The following reply has been
received by the secretary of the local
Conservative Association \
"Denr Mr. Quinn,
"You mny rest assured I will leave
no stone unturned in an effort to secure some relief for the coal industry
along the line you suggest. It will be
some days before the budget comes
down and in the meantime, I am doing my best to try and educate members of the government along the
line of assistance to an industry
which is languishing.
"I will let you know later as to my
success or otherwise with respect to
the matter.
"Yours sincerely,
"C. F. Dickie."
Frelone Cup Won
By W. McLellan Jr.
Cumberland, Mny 12.—The Cumherland Gun Club held their fortnightly shoot on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
A goodly number of interested spectators was on hand to watch the boys
do their stuff.
Sunday's shoot was for the Frelone cup, donated hy Mr. L. Frelone
for annual competition; a silver
spoon also goes with the cup. A very
tricky wind was blowing and the
birds were elevated, twisted and generally blown off their true course,
making the scores of the shooters all
the more noteworthy.
"Bill" McLellan, the winner of the
shoot and cup, broke 20 birds in succession, missing the fourth which was
a left tingle, blown well off the course
and twisted in flight. Mr. McLellan
also won the cup last year,
Following are the scores for 26
birds: W. H. McLellan, Jr., 24| L.
Frelone, 22; J. Gordon, 21; P. Franeioli, 21; J. Bono, 19; R. Bennie, IR;
B. Wilcock, 18; G. Brown, 18.
The next shoot will take place on
Sunday morning, May 24th, at 10:30
a.m. and will be for the prizes In connection with the celebration on Monday, May 25th. There will be prizes
for all shooters in their individual
classes and a committee is busy getting the averages of each member,
Annual Moating Again Chooiei J. N.
McLeod at President; Gathering
Was Most Enthusiastic
Miss J. Steven and Mr. F. Sankey,
of Vancouver, are spending a week's
vacation with Mr. and Mrs. R. Yates.
There was a large nnd enthusiastic meeting in the Native Sons'
Hall on Wednesday night, the occasion being the nnnual meeting of the
Comox District Central Conservative
Association. Delegates from all parts
of the riding were in attendance,
Cumberland having the strongest
delegation present. President John N.
McLeod was in the chair and in calling the meeting to order said he was
indeed pleasad to see so many turn
out, showing very clearly that the
Conservative Association was by no
means dead. The minutes of the previous annual meeting and of special
meetings were read by secretary Len
D. Piket and adopted as read. A
great deal of correspondence which
had been received by the association
since the last meeting was rend and
as action had been taken by the executive of the association in the matters referred to in the communications, the meeting went on record as
endorsing the actions of the executive. The financial statement showed
n balance on hand and was accepted
by the meeting as presented. Before
proceeding with the election of officers, Mr. McLeod said he would like
to take the opportunity of thanking
very heartily the members of the executive for the great help extended
to him during his term of office. In
declaring all offices vacant, he called
upon Mr. Frank Dalby to take the
chair who immediately called for
nominations for honorary presidents.
Without discussion it was unanimously resolved that Premier R. B. Bennett, Premier S. F. Tolmie be the
honorary presidents and that Dr. G.
K. MacNaughton and Mr. T. Graham
be honorary vice-presidents. Two
nominations were received for the
presidential chair, Mr. J. N. McLeod
and Mv. A. J. Taylor. A ballot was
deoided on and Mr. McLeod was declared elected by a slight majority.
Mr. A. J. Taylor is the new first vice-
president and. Mr..Hughes, of Mer--
vide, the second vice-president. Len
D. Piket was again chosen as secretary-treasurer and Mr. J. Vernon
Jones publicity agent.
A general discussion followed the
election of officers with reference to
road foremen, and after all grievances had been thoroughly aired and
reviewed a very satisfactory decision
was arrived at, Dr. MacNaughton
stating very clearly what had heen
the policy adopted.
Mr. Thomas Graham gave a short
and snappy talk on the coal situation
and urged upon the government of
British Columbia, through the Minister of Mines, the Hon. W. McKenzie, who was present at the meeting,
to be more sympathetic to the plight
of the coal industry which had suffered greatly through the past fifteen
years, due it was felt to the importation of foreign fuel oil.
At this stage of the meeting an
adjournment was made to the dining
room where an excellent supper had
been prepared and on returning to
the meeting room, Mr. Graham finished his talk, concluding with the
remark thut he believed we had a
good government. A government that
would bring about the desired
changes whereby this country would
once more return to that stage of
prosperity to which she was justly
Dr. MacNaughton was tbe next
speaker but the doctor said he was
not going to take up nny time as we
hud with us one of the veteran politicians of thc provincial house, a man
who was first elected to the house in
1918 und hud sat constantly ever
since for his riding. He was the most
aggressive memher of the cahinet
and hc had much pleasure in calling
upon the Minister of Mines, the Hon.
W. A. McKenzie.
Mr. MacKenzie wus very enthusiastically received and apologized foi'
the lateness 9/ the hour. If you nre
prepared to sit and listen to me for
two hours I will be willing to talk to
you, because there are lots of things
I could discuss with you and tell you
about—unemployment, a big problem and n problem that had been in
evidence for a long time; the coal industry; misappropriation of funds
and many other things. In speaking
of the cabinet, Mr. MacKenzie said
thc liberals were charging the conservatives with huving 11 cabinet
ministers. As a matter of fact wc
have only nine paid cabinet ministers
which is just one more than the
Brewstor government had in 191(1.
What Is the objection to1 having two
ministers without portfolio in the
cabinet? he asked. Surely it is good
business to have such men as Mr.
Shelly and Mr. Maitland in the cabinet in an advisory capacity without
extru expense to the province. During my term of office said the Minister of Mines, just to show you how
the work has increased, the outgoing
nip.il has gone up 48 per cent and the
incoming mail increased 46 per cent,
which I Hssure you entails a lot of
additional work.
In speaking of the coal industry,
Mr. MacKenzie asked bow long has
the coa! industry been declining? His
predecessor in office for 12 years
lived in the heart of the coal mining
industry and what was done—practically nothing. Not a nickel's worth
of good. Since taking over the office,
Mr. MacKenzie snid there is not three
days go by but what something is
being done for the coal industry.
Conferences arc being held, new devices are being tested nnd inspected
and the results from the federal government laboratories, where coal
from every colliery in British Columbia was being tested and analyzed,
are expected shortly. When those results are received the government of
British Columbia will be in a much
better position to do something more
for the conl industry. The Hon. Mr.
Gordon, the federal minister of mines
is fully alive to tbe plight and the
assistance needed for the industry
and is most sympathetic.
What was done by our liberal
friends to stop the importation of
Alberta coal into British Columbia,
an importation that increased fivefold in a very short space of time.
Not a solitary thing, yet the minister
of mines of the liberal regime lived
in the heart of the coal mining industry.
Thero is a lot of talk about the
stagnation of the industry and I he-
licve that in time some solution will
be found w,hich we hope will be of
lasting benefit. Whnt about the oil
man queried Mr. MacKenzie. I will
tell you. He is on the job the whole
of thc time. If a new building is contemplated anywhere he is there in an
effort to have oil burning equipment
installed. He is continually calling on
the householder to instal an oil burning furnace and I believe it is up to
the coal men to get busy and work
along somewhat similar lines, for to
my mind, pulverized, coal is the equal
any day, of fuel oil. Col Villiers is
doing his utmost to bring about a revival in the coal trade and hopes
sometime next month to hnve on the
market an automatic stoker. Your
present department of mines in the
provincial parliament communicated
with the C.P.R. in an effort to get
the E. and N. Railway to burn coal
instead of fuel oil with the result
that two tests were made with a
spark arrester, which, while not quite
satisfactory gave promise of real
progress. The outcome of these two
tests is that the C.P.R. is experimenting with spark arresters in their own
shops nnd if a satisfactory device can
be manufactured it will do much to
help the coal mining industry. A fuel
policy for the whole of Canada will
have to be inaugurated but I doubt
very much if a tax on fuel oil will
meet the situation. What is good for
B.C. is not good for Ontario where
they have no coal worth speaking of.
Mr. MacKenzie went from coal and
outlined what hud been done for the
prospector in the building of roads
and trails and assisting him to develop his property.
The milk commission und others
also came under review and the minister of mines was very warm in his
praise for the administration of the
liquor control board and cited instances, even with nn increased number of members on the bonrd, where
a great saving hnd been affected.
Pointing his finger in n very decided
manner Mr. MacKenzie snid the
liquor enmmisisoners' job was a big
job and with nil due respect to Mr.
Davidson, the late commissioner, said
it was no one mnn's job.
Before concluding the Minister nf
Mines thanked all for their kind and
attentive hearing and sincerely hoped
he had not wearied them. He wanted
to come hack to speak to them at
some future time and hoped that
such an opportunity would he accorded him.
Mr. Graham, on behalf of the meeting thanked Mr. MacKenzie very sincerely for his very able address.
Thc newly appointed organizer for
the conservative party in British Columbia. Mr. MacKenzie, of White
Rock, also spoke and created a very
favorable impression. The meeting
adjourned at about 2 a.m. after a
most interesting and enthuinstic
By virtue of their 5-.'J win over the
Royston Lumber Co. on Thursday
evening, the Athletics won the right
to meet Minto on May 25th ns part
of the Empire Day Celebration.
Athletics were full value for their
win, nipping Tadoi for nine hits
while the best Royston could do was
four with the offerings of Gibson.
Baseball To
Open Sunday
Firtt   League  Game  of   Season   Will
Be Started by Mayor and
The 1931 baseball season will be
ushered in on Sunday at 2:30 when
the Royston Lumber Co. team and
Eagles will provide the attraction.
Both teams ure suid to be much
stronger than last year and it is ulso
reported that several "dark horses"
will be on the line-up of the Eagles,
whilst the Lumber Co. nine are said
to be in the best shape of their
The game will be opened by Mayor Maxwell pitching the first hull and
Mr. P. Murray, president of the
league will act as catcher.
Local Athletes
Win Colonist Cup for Grand Aggregate in High School Sports
Four high schools, namely, Courtenay, Cumberland. Comox and Tsolum
competed for honors in the Upper Island High School Sports held here on
Friday last, The Cumberland School
winning the grand aggregate with 73
points; Comox school second with 63
points; the Courtenay and Tsolum
schools gaining 50 and 39 points respectively. The outstanding Individual
contestant of the day was Douglas
Fairbairn, * of the Comox school, who,
besides assisting in various teams, Individually secured 29 points with five
first places and a tie for first place in
another event.
Although the day was somewhat cool
and threatening, a good crowd of parents and friends of the contestants
turned out and a splendid spirit of
sportsmanship was shown throughout
the meet, with only one or two minor
differences of opinion. The Courtenay
school was somewhat handicapped
through having lost the Tribe boys
and "Sonny" Ballt during the term,
the former having transferred to the
Cumberland school and the latter quitting school. However, taken all in all,
it was a good meet and some splendid
records were put up. Brown, of Cumberland, showed splendid form in the
100 yards but was bested by. Howard
Sutton, of Courtenay. in the 220 yards,
Howard coming up from behind and
making a wonderful finish to win. Cecil
Carter, in the half mile, showed that
he will be a hard man to beat ln the
longer races in any company. Amongst
the girl athletes Kay Brown, of Cumberland, was the favorite and was of
great assistance in the winning of the
aggregate. In the Held events, two are
worthy of particular mention, namely.
George McKee's jump of 17 feet Ave
inches in the senior broad jump and
Douglas Fatrbairn's 17 feet three
inches ln the junior class.
At the close of the meet, Mayor J.
H. Maclntyre, of Courtenay, presented
the various cups and ribbons to the
respective winners and congratulated
those responsible for the success of
the day. He expressed the hope that
those who had been unsuccessful would
come back with greater determination
next year and possibly win.
The complete results were as follows:
Track Events
100 yards boys, open—lst, Geo.
Brown, Cumberland; 2nd, Howard Sutton, Courtenay; 3rd. H. McCabe, Tsolum.
50 yards girls, under 16—lst, Barbara Martin, Cumberland; 2nd, Elinor
Watkinson, Tsolum; 3rd, Annie Owen.
100 yards boys, under 16—lst, Douglas Fairbairn, Comox; 2nd, Leonard
Avent, Tsolum; 3rd, w. McNaughton.
50 yards girls, open—lst, Kay Brown.
Cumberland; 2nd, Kay Moore, Courtenay; 3rd, Marguret Crockett, Tsolum.
75 years girls, under 16— lst, Barbara
Martin. Cumberland; 2nd, Elinor Watkinson, Tsolum; 3rd, Kay Falrbalrn.
220 yards boys, open—lst, Howard
Sutton. Courtenay; 2nd, George Brown.
Cumberland; 3rd. Harold Baker. Tsolum.
75 yards girls, open— lst, Kay Brown,
Cumberland; 2nd, Kay Moore, Courtenay; 3rd, Margaret Crockett, Tsolum.
220 yards boys, under 16— 1st. Douglas Falrbalrn. Comox; 2nd, George
Suryenor. Tsolum; 3rdt W. MacNaugh-
ton. Cumberland.
Relny. girls, open—1st. Cumberland;
2nd. Courtenay; 3rd, Comox,
Relay, boys, open—lst, Cumberland;
2nd. ourtenay; 3rd, Comox.
Relay, girls under 16— lst, Comox;
2nd. Tsolum; 3rd, Cumberland.
Relay, boys under 16—lst, Tsolum;
2nd, Comox; 3rd, Cumberland.
Half mile, boys, open—lst, Cecil Carter, Courtenay; 2nd, Baird, Cumberland; 3rd, Gower. Tsolum.
Half mile, boys under 16—lst, Douglas Fairbairn, Comox; 2nd, W. Gran-
lund, Tsolum; 3rd, Dennis Anderton,
440   yards,   boys,   open—1st,   John
Tribe, Cumberland; 2nd, Cecil Carter,
Courtenay; 3rd, Harold Baker, Tsolum.
Field Events
Basketball throw, girls, open—lst,
Kay Brown, Cumberland; 2nd, Phyllis
Smith, Comox; 3rd, Signfe Nelson,
Broad Jump, boys, open—lst, George
McKee, Courtenay; 2nd, John Tribe,
Cumberland; 3rd, Harold Baker, Tsolum.
Broad Jump, boys under 16— 1st,
Douglas Fairbairn, Comox;  2nd, Geo.
(Continued on Page 2)
According to newspaper reports,
two warships from the Bermuda station will be stationed at Comox Harbor foi* a time, where the personnel
will indulge in target practice at the
ranges on the spit. The first vessel to
arrive will be H.M.S. Dragon which
it is expected will be the hitter end
of Julyt the second vessel coming up
a few days later, As is usual, the secretary of the Cumberland cricket
club is trying In arrange games with
tbe boys in blue.
Game Laws
Deer May  Be Hunted September  12
to December 15; Bag Limit
Three Bucks
Open season for the taking of big
gume throughout British Columbia,
and bag limits to be observed by the
hunters this year, were ratified by
the Provincial Government on Wednesday, it was stated by Acting
Premier Pooley. On Vancouver Island, deer will be lawful game on
September 1-, with a bag limit of
three bucks. Dues may not he killed.
The Province is divided into two
districts, the western including all
the west of summit of the Cascade
mountains and south of Atlin district; and the eastern, including all
the rest of tlie Province.
Western District
Mountain goat, September 12 to
December 15, throughout western
district, except on Vancouver Island.
Bear (except white), September 12,
1931, to June .'10, 1932. No hear may
be trapped.
Deer (Whitetail, Mule and Coast),
bucks only, September 12 to December 15, throughout western district;
except Queen Charlotte Islands,
North and South Saanich and Highland districts. The Highland district
is exactly defined in the regulations.
Two grizzly bear, or three hear of
any other species are the hag limits
on hear throughout the province.
Only two moutnin sheep may he taken in the season north of the main
line of the C.N.R.; and only one in
other portions of the province. Two
enribow north of the main line of the
C.N.R., or one caribou south of that
line is the limit nn this animal.
One elk, one moose and two mountain goat will be considered a maximum bag limit in these classes at any
one time in the season, anywhere in
province. Restricted sale of moose,
caribou, nnd hear, under stiff conditions, are authorized in specific terms
in certain periods in Atlin, Omineca;
and portions of the two general game
districts applying to bear only.
Four express exemptions arc made
to tbe open seasons ratified by the
order-in-council passed this week,
namely, Kaien Island, Colony Farm,
Dewdney district. Oakalla prison and
Central Park, Burnaby; and Nnnaimo Harbor within named limits.
No game may he killed while it i<
swimming, and tracer bullets are expressly rule'd nut, according to the
Mother's Day
Commemorated By
Lady Foresters
Cumberland. May 12.- The locnl
court of the Lady Foresters entertained Mothers and friends to the number
of about 80 at their annual Mother's
Dny banquet at Cumherland hall last
evening iMondayi. Most beautiful
Spring (lowers decorated the tables,
laden wilh a sumptuous repast to
which full justice was done alter the
singing ot the grace by the assembly.
Acting as serviteurs W«re Misses .lean
Johnston. Margaret Adamson. Josle
Burghiner and May (iraham Following the supper live mothers of members, who wen* honor guests, were each
presented with baskets prettily decorated in the order's colors of green, yellow and red. containing drlicmus home
made confectionery During this pretty
ceremony the assembly, standing, snug
•M-o-t-ii-e-r'. The mothers so remembered were Mrs. Keenan. Mrs. J.
Miller. Mrs. E. L. Saunders, Mrs Donald nnd Mr.s. J. Baird. Mrs. W McLellan, Sr., wns the recipient of a most
beautiful bouquet of spring blooms
sent by Mrs. R. Dawson tof Courtenny)
nnd Mrs. J. Stant.
A programme was then rendered
consisting nf snugs by  Mesdames W.
Brown, J. Strong, S. Davis, T. Bnird,
Hobbs. Freeburn. J. Thomson. W.
Shearer, F. Bond; readings by Mesdames E. Hunden, G. Shearer. W. Grn-
hnm. T. Baird; Duet. Mesdames Freeburn and W. E. Brown, Highland fling,
Mrs. Dakers; short speeches, expressing their appreciation, were mnde by
several of the guests and Mrs. J. Derbyshire gave a short talk on the work
of the Lady Foresters. Community
singing from song sheets put all present into the real spirit of the affair—
the old time favorites being especially
Featuring the affair were the beautiful decorations of green, yellow and
red, the colors of the order, carried out
ln thc streamers and light shades. Mrs,
T. Carney, chief ranger, was Mistress
Ceremonies while Mrs. W. Hudson was
accompanist, both carrying out their
W.B.A. Honor
Mother's Day
Members and guests of the Women's Renetit Association to the number of ItiO sat down tn a wonderful
banquet held in tho Cumberlund hall
on Thursday night in commemoration
uf "Mother's Day." Mrs. II. Jackson,
president of the association welcomed
the guests as they entered the hall,
which whs prettily decorated with red
and white streamers, with the lodge
emblems conspicuouly placed ut the
top of the ball. Red and white ure the
lodge colors and ferns and greenery
decorated the windows. The tables
In the left of the entrance were formed in the shape nf a letter "E", the
centre being reserved for mothers of
members, a lovely floral centre-piece
nf red tulips gracing it and a red
and white decorated archway nver-
bead. Lilacs and tulips were used to
advantage in a pretty floral rcheme
nn tlie supper tables, which were
laden with wonderful dishes to tempt
the palate. Mrs. Jackson in her capacity as mistress of ceremonies
opened the banquet with a few remarks in welcome to mothers and
guests, the assembly rising and singing that old song nf welcome, "How
Do Vou Do Everybody" with great
gusto. Mrs. J. Murray as chaplain,
pronounced grace, everyone doing
justice to the gnod eats before them.
The supper over, a delightful programme was rendered, opening with
the lodge song, "Thc Women's Benefit Assnciation", sung by the members. Mrs. R. K. Walker's song, which
followed was much appreciated. Mrs.
S. Cnvert next proposed a toast to
the "Mothers," Mrs. J. Murray responding. Very touching indeed was
the pause in the programme when the
"daughters of mothers" filed into the
banqueting hall, bearing wonderful
baskets of candy, in the form of
large red tulips, wbich they presented
to their mothers. That old favorite,
"Mother' 'and "Dear Old Mother of
Mine" were feelingly rendered by the
The mothers so honored were Mrs,
Yates, Mrs. Auehterlonie, Mrs. Lockhart, Mrs. Frelone, Mrs. Baird, Mrs.
W. Herd, Mrs. J. Murray, Mrs. Freeburn, Mrs. Keenan, Mrs. Balagno,
Mrs. Young and Mrs. Crawford (Comox).
Mrs. .Kate Weir next sung a delightful song. Mrs. S. Covert, on be-
holf of the members then presented
to Mrs. Balagno a magnificent basket
nf flowers, the honored lady having
three daughters, Mrs. J. Aspesy, Mrs.
V. Frelone and Mrs. L. Francescini,
members of the lodge and one granddaughter, Miss Delina Frelone, also a
member. The song to mothers, "How
Do You Do, AH Mothers" was next
sung by tbe assembly. Mrs. D. Morgan's toast tn "Daughters" was responded to by Mrs. Lockhart. Mrs. J.
Bond, junior president, then recitated
"My Mother". Songs were rendered
hy Miss I. Herd, Miss J. Welch and
Mrs. Bryant (Courtenay), Mrs. Jackson next called nn Mrs. Hamilton (of
Courtenny) for a few remarks and
also Mrs. M. littler. Both expressed
sentiments in keeping with the celebration. Mrs. W. K, Brown next rendered a solo, followed by appreciative remurks by Mrs. McRae. Mrs.
Covert, Mrs. J. Patterson, Mrs. R.
McNeil and Mrs. V. Frelone sung a
quartette which was very well received.
The programme was brought to a
close by the singing of "Oood Night
Ladies" ami "Auld Lang Syne". Mrs.
S. Covert and .Mr*..  V   Frelone acted
as conveners with various committees
assisting t<> make tbe time an unqualified success, The members are to be
congratulated nn their ability to provide first clpss entertainment. Miss
D .Frelone was the accompanist for
the owning.
Comox Scene
Of Drowning
Thr* twelve yenr old sou of Alex Me-
Culloch, Nob Hill, was nccidently
drowned off Comox Wharf on Saturday morning. There were no witnesses
to the accident but it is presumed that
the boy was endeavoring to ride his
bicycle around the freight shed on thc
wharf. The passage is very narrow and
his pedal must have struck the guard
rail, precipitating him and the bicycle
over the side. The bicycle was found
on a scow moored to the whnrf and
when tbe body was taken from the
water the head was found to be bruised so the unfortunate boy must have
first hit the scow and. being stunned,
was unable to help himselt.
The funeral took place nn Monday
afternoon, a large number nf friends
nf tbe dead boy's parents being present, in addition tn a large number of
the young boy's comrades. Pall-bearers were all close friends of the boy
and were Hill Piket, David Guthrie,
Bob Harding. A. Griffin, Henry Ellis
nnd Lance Rossiter. A very impressive service was held at the Sandwick
Church prim   tu  interment.
duties in most efficient manner. The
singing of "O. Cniuida" opened the
programme and of "Auld Lang Syne"
brought to a close a very enjoyable
evening, PAGE TWO
The Cumberland Islander
AWAY down in California it was found that the
safest automobile drivers were between 45
and 49 years of age. State records show that
among drivers in tliis class there were approximately 7:', accidents per month for each 100,000
drivers—a lower ratio ihau for any other live-
year group .
After the tifty mark there is an increase in
accidents, bul down around nineteen there are
about twice as many accidents per 100,000 drivers
as there are in the \"> to 40 year old group.
Those of us who dodge Leaptn1 Lenas and Jonahs and battered cars of various makes, driven by
hatless Harold Teens, will be quite willing to
accept these figures.
THE market had closed and two men facing the
quotation board, were discussing the rise and
fall of stock prices in their relation to dividend
payments, A third joined them, listened for moment and challenged their thought by asking if
they ever gave any consideration to dividends
other than those paid in dollars and cents. They
were silent for a moment or two and then requested their friend to inform them as to what he made
He qickly replied that he referred to the dividends continually being paid by many institutions, organizations, and movements, which are
doing so much in the promotion of education,
health, religious and moral training, and civic responsibility.
"They are the dividends," he said, "which a
community has a right to expect from the institutions and organizations to which it lends its sup
port. Take for instance the Boy Scouts of America
in which 1 happen to be interested, a movement,
which by the way ,in a single generation has become an important factor of our national life. Let
me recite some of the dividends already paid, as
a result of scouting.
"First of all, do you realize that over 4,000,000
American lads have been benefitted in character
development and participating citizenship through
the personal efforts and influence of 900,000 nun
of prominence and high ideals?
"Do you know that practically every community
has felt the effect of the vast amount of civic
service which has bsen rendered by boy scouts in
local and national emergencies, as well as in civic
campaigns in the advancement of community welfare?
"Are you aware that boy scouts have saved
over 2,000 human lives and have been represented
in thousands of other cases of heroic service
through first aid resusictation. ice rescue, etc.?
"Think of the big dividends in vocational guidance through their program of 96 merit badge
subjects so splendidly attested by ex-president
Coolldge when he said, 'Not only does the Scout
learn to do things, hut in many instances he learns
what he can do best. He is guided to his life work.'
"Of corse you have heard of the thousands of
•good turns' which have been, and are continually
being performed for churches, schools, hospitals,
conventions, humane societies, community chests,
health and welfare organizations and many others
"Then there are the dividends in health and
character which result from the many outdoor
activities of the Scout program which have been
so strenuously promoted and effectively stimulated. There were 400,000 Scout campers last year.
"Another very valuable dividend lies in the Conservation Service which they have promoted
through the dividends which have, and are daily
being declared .throughout the nation."
If a man starts to pay his debts, it puts a row
of men half a mile long in motion, each one starting to pay his. It may be that you are the man
in the row that has stopped the motion. If you
owe anyone, pay him.
Uo-Ilo Theatre
Local Athletes
Prove Superior
(continued from page one)
Surgenor,  Tsolum;   3rd,  Sommerville.
Basketball throw, girls under 16—1st.
Lettie Swlngler, Comox; 2nd, Florence Hagarty, Courtenay; 3rd, Mildred Muir, Tsolum.
High jump, lmys under 16—Douglas
Fairbairn, Conmx nnd S. Schuleson,
Courtenay, tie; 3rd, L. Avent.
High jump, boys, open-—lst, Arthur Searle; 2nd, Joe Whylie, Cumberland; 3rd, Hi!) Piket, Comox.
High jump, girls, under 16—1st,
Lettie Swlngler, Comox and Barbara
Martin, Cumberland, tiaj 3rd, Mildred
Muir, Tsolum. ,
High jump, girls, open—lst, Phyllis Smith, Comox; 2nd Margaret -
enor,  Tsolum;  3rd   Marion  Domay,
C°Son1orypo^ vault-lst, J. Whylie,
Cumberland; 2nd, Bill Piket, Comox;
3rd, George McKee, Courtenay.
Junior pole vault—1st, Douglap
Fairbairn, Comox; 2nd, Dave Hunden
Cumberland; 3rd, S. Schuleson, Courtenay.
Tbe points won by the various
schools were: 1st, Cumberland, 7.'t,
\v.inninir the Colonist cup for the
grand aggregate; 2nd, Comox, 63;
Courtenay, 50; Tsolum, 39.
The individual champion was I).
Fairbairn of the Comox school, with
the record score nf 211 points.
Constance Bennett and Eric Von
Stroheim in
A powerful story of the
European Spy System.
May IS and 1!)
Fannie Hurst's
Winnifred Weston
Ben Lyon — William Collier, Jr.
and Edna Murphy
The   novel  enjoyed  by   millions   now
even   greater   as   a   motion   picture.
May 20 and 21
Mr. George Hall, M.P., of Alber-
dare, and Civil Lord of the Admiralty, speaking at Pontypridd in connection with the by-election, referred
to the research work of the Admiralty on the production of fuel oil
from coal. During the last twelve or
eighteen months ,he said, it had been
proved that oil produced from coal
could be used as a fuel, and it gave
almost the same results as natural
oil. The Admiralty had been in communication with a number of low-
temperature carbonization works in
this country which had submitted
samples of oil for laboratory tests,
Afterwards a number of the works
sent twenty tons of oil each for trial
in boilers on sho.ro and at sea. The
engineers reported that four out of
five of these samples gave satisfactory results, and that in some of the
most important factors they were as
good as natural fuel oil.
They had had an otfer of a bulk
supply at a price not far in excess of
the world price of oil. The question
of puice was the difficulty. There was
some overlap and waste between the
industries in this country producing
cool, gas and electricity, whereas
there should be co-ordination so that
the waste of one should go towards
the production of power in the other.
In Holland there was a state coal
mining industry, and It was about
the only coal mining industry In the
world that was paying at the present
time. The Dutch were developing
their by-products in connection with
this industry and not separately, as
was done in this country. With proper organization of power-producing
industry in this country instead of
the nation spending as it did last
year nearly £42,000,000 for the importation of oil, a very large proportion of the money could be expended
on oil produced from-our own coalfields, thus minimizing the present
depression of the coal industry.
Montreal, May 12.—Applications
for conversion of Canada's near maturity bond issues in the first day in
which the books were open, reached
the total nf § 135,000,000 yesterday,
according to compilation of figures
by the Central Management Committee here today. The results went
well over lhe objective for the first
day and placed the total at more
than one half of the ultimate figure
tn be reached with the current series
of $250,000,000. Sir Charles Gordon,
Chairman of the Central Management Committee, said the total applications would certainly exceed tbe
total which was tentatively fixed in
the Government's original plans. The
subscription list wilt close on or before May 23 at the discretion of the
Finance Minister. Applications continued to pile up quickly today, and it
waa officially reported that the total
nf bonds offered for conversion into
the new issue had neared the $200,-
000,000 mark.
Manufacturers of
Cumberland and
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Rough and Dressed Lumber
All higher grade Finishings, Moudings and every
building material.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
R. R. No. 1, Cumberland, R. C.
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Is Cheating a Love Thief
Lawful Larceny?
May 22 and 23
If You Were in Love with Your
Best Friend's Wife?
Would You Be Man Enough to
Tell Him?
That's the problem in
Other Men's
Mary Astor and Grant Withers
Parade at 9 a. m. - - - - Crowning of the May Queen
Maypole Dancing
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COMING MAY 25, 26 and 27
Tom Sawyer
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. of Dansmuir Ave.
Opposite Ilo-Ilo Theatre
It was like
to someone
In a recent letter the
Vancouver head of a large
buiincit concern laid that
he had talked to the lecre-
tary*trcBBurer of hia company in Toronto by longdistance telephone, and that
he wii pleated to say he
could hear him "as plainly
at though I had been talking from my own houae to
the office  in Vancouver.
"Our converaation waa
absolutely free from interruptions or noise or static
of any kind," he continued,
"and now that I have had
this good result, there is a
possibility that I might be
using this quite often In tke
Distilled from very
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Strength .,, mellow
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Canadians have demanded for over 100
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Control Hoard or by the Government of British Columbia.
Sports for Young and Old
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Shooting Match to be arranged by Rod and Gun Club |
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Practical liuibcr & Hairdresser
•Chilil'n's hair cut any style 36c
Ladies hair cut any style 60c
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay
Hotel «.,
Absolute Purity Guaranteed. A British
Columbia Product for
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Mow Packed in Handy
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Town Topics
Mr. A. Gray and Mrs. Q. Conrod motored to Nanaimo on Sunday. Returning with them the same day were the
former's daughter, Mrs. W. Davis and
Mr. W. Davis. The latter who has been
confined to Vancouver Oeneral for the
past four weeks, was removed to the
Cumberland hospital.
Henry Watson motored to Nanaimo
Joining his team, Nanaimo Senior
Football Club, who crossed to Vancouver on Saturday where they met
the New Westminster Royals. The
score was recorded 3-2 in favor of
Nanaimo City.
Miss Annie Brown, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. T. Brown was the lucky
winner of the congoleum rug at T.
Nakinishi's hardware store on Saturday last.
Powell River Junior champion baseball nine were visitors here on Sunday
where a game was played against the
local Eagles' nine. The former emerged
victorious, the score being 14-6.
Mrs. R. Yates, of the Union Hotel,
returned on Sunday from a visit to
Vancouver. R. Yates, Sr. and R. Yates,
Jr., motored to Nanaimo to meet her.
Frieds of Robert Aitken, who was
Injured while following his occupation
with Comox Logging Co. at Lake
Cumberland last Monday, will be very
pleased to learn that he is making sat-
sifactory progress toward recovery at
the Cumberland Oeneral hospital.
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Mr. and Mrs. T. Graham returned
Sunday from a visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. Marlnelll and Victor have arrived from Vancouver to visit relatives. Victor, who is a student at
U.B.C. has joined the Cumberland
Athletics baseball team.
Dr. and Mrs. W. Bruce Gordon returned on Sunday from Vancouver
where they attended the funeral of the
former's father.
Andy Thomson, of Nanaimo, paid a
week-end visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Thomson.
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Ben Horbury left on Wednesday for
Hazelton. He was accompanied by motor to Nanaimo by Reg. O'Brien who
returned the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Bannerman, Mrs.
8. Davis, Mrs. Ray Dawson, of Courtenay, Miss Pearl Hunden and John
Davis spent the week-end in Vancouver. Dan Bannerman, popular secretary of the local branch of the Junior
Football Association attended the banquet and meeting on Saturday evening
in the terminal city of the B. C. Junior Football Association.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. Bates, West
Cumberland, at the local hospital on
Saturday, May Bth,a son.
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Mr. J. Hunt of Nanaimo paid an
official visit to the local colliery offices
at the week-end.
Stephen Jackson, Cumberland student, at U.B.C. was among1 those successful ln the recent spring examinations, completing his second year's
course in Commerce.
Mrs. W. Kelly and children returned on Saturday from an extended visit
to relatives in Vancouver and interior
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George Brooks, of Nanaimo. was a
business visitor to this city on Monday.
Miss Winona Baird left on Sunday
on a visit to relatives in Powell River.
Cumberland, May 11.—Among the
graduates at the King's Daughters'
Hospital, at Duncan, on Thursday evening last was Miss Dana Rowan, of
Port Alberni, native daughter of Cumberland and niece of Mr. Dan Banner-
man and Mrs. G. Conrod, of this city-
Miss Rowan was the recipient of numerous gifts and congratulations on her
high standing. Many relatives and
friends of the graduates attended the
impressive graduation ceremonies.
Congratulations are in order to
Cumberland High School pupils who
romped away with the lion's share of
the spoils at the Comox District High
School field sports at Courtenay on
Friday last. Cumberland athletes once
more demonstrated their superiority
over all comers.
Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. M. Littler, Miss
Hilda Littler and'. Bill Bennie motored
to Nanaimo on Saturday, returning
that evening.
Bill Devoy, Andrew Brown, Charles
and Alex. McDonald motored to Victoria on Sunday, returning early on
Monday morning.
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Bob Watt returned on Sunday from
a week's visit to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Donnelly, Jr., Mrs.
J. Baird and Mrs. Fred Smith (Courtenay), motored to Nanaimo where
they spent the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Dunn and family,
of Royston, were guests of Mrs. Dunn's
brother   and   sister-in-law,   Mr.   and
Mrs. W. E. Brown, on Sunday.
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Twenty-three tables were in play at
the benefit whlst drive on Saturday
evening under auspices of the Canadian Legion (Cumberland branch) and
the Ladies' Auxiliary at Memorial Hall.
Prise winners were: Ladles, first, Mrs.
M. Piercy; second. Mrs. W. Warren.
Gentlemen, flrst, W. E. Brown; second*] Mrs. Martinelli, substituting.
Ladies of the auxiliary served bounteous and appetising refreshments, following which a Jolly dance was held
until midnight with a very large crowd
attending and the Merrymakers' orchestra providing snappy music. Mrs.
C. McDonald was winner of a pretty
cushion which was donated and raffled.   A very nice sum was realized.
Mr.'ind Mrs. T. Feeley, of Royston,
are receiving congratulations on the
birth of a daughter at Cumberland
General Hospital on Monday, May 4th.
Dr. Millard of Courtenay was In attendance.
The Minister 0/ Finance of the Dominion of Canada offers to holders of th* undernoted Dominion hues tht
privilege of exchanging their bonds into longer dated issues, in the following
terms and under the following conditions;
Thii offer affords to holders of bonds eligible for conversion,
the same Interest payment und tai-free privileges, for the life
of and as contained In the present bonds, and the opportunity
of extending the term of the Investment ut 4J£% per annum.
WAR LOAN)% BONDS MATURING lst OCTOBER, 1931—Holders of these bonds have the
privilege of exchanging into bonds maturing lst
November, 1956, bearing interest from lst April,
1931. The first coupon will be for six months'
lax-free interest at the rate of 5% per annum payable lst October, 1931; the second coupon will
be for seven months' interest at the rate of 4 'A',%
per annum payable lst May, 1932; thereafter to
maturity interest will be payable half-yearly at
"• ^ % P,r annum.
1st NOVEMBER, 1932—Holders of these bonds
have the privilege of exchanging into bonds maturing lst November, 1957, bearing I','J interest
payable half-yearly from lst Msy, 1931. There
will also be attached to these bonds three
adjustment-coupons payable respectively on lst
November, 1931, and  lst May and November,
1932, for additional interest at the rate of 1%
par annum.
1st NOVEMBER, 1933—Holders of these bonds
have the privilege of exchanging into bonds
maturing 1st November, 1938, bearing 4yi%
interest payable half-yearly from lst May, 1931.
The first five interest coupons, being those to and
including lst November, 1933, will be tax-free.
There will also be attached to these bonds five
tax-free adjustment-coupons payable respectively
on lst November, 1931, and lst May and November, 1932 and 1933, for additional interest at thc
rate of l0?,, per annum.
NOVEMBER, 1934—Holders of these bonds have
the privilege of exchanging into bonds maturing
lst November, 1959, bearing 4 H°'v interest pay-
able half-yearly from 1 st May, 1931. There will also
he attached to these bonds seven adjustment-coupons payable respectively on lst November, 1931,
and lst May and November, 1932, 1933 and 1934,
for additional interest at the rate of l%p«r annum.
applieations in Ibe terms of the foregoing are invited to a total nf J230,000,000.    Tbe Minister of
Finance reserves, however, Ibe right to increase or decrease this amount at his discretion.
Subscriptions will be received and receipts issued by any branch in Canada of any Chartered Bank and by
recognized Canadian Bond Dealers and Stock Brokers, Jrom whom may be obtained application
forms and copies of Ihe official prospectus containing complete details of the loan.   Applieations will not be valid on forms other than those printed hy the King's Printer.
The subscription lists to tbe foregoing will open on llth May, 1931, andwill close on or before 23rd May, 19H.
al tbe discretion of Ihe Minister of finance.
Ottawa, llth May, 1931,
Introducing Dutch-Maid |
Products I
now made in Vancouver, B.C. . . a product worthy |f|
uf  your support.    The  quality  speaks  for itself. a*
Dutch Maid Salad, 11 oz. Jar 25c. Jfi
Dutch Maid Salad Dressing, large, 23 oz  45c. M
Dutch Maid Mayonnaise, 8 oz. jar 25c. S
Dutch Maid Mayonnaise, 16 oz. jar  35c. QJ
Dutch Maid Sandwich Spread, 8 oz. jar  25c. S
Dutch Maid Sandwich Spread, 16 oz, jar  35c. [||
4-String Brooms,  each       ,|5c. Si
Ilawes' Floor Wax, 1-lb. tin   15c. M
Princess Soap Flakes, 25c. per package—One Pkg. Free S»
Jersey Corn Flakes. 5 packages for  55c. M
Barton's Canned Peas, 6 tins for  50c. {§»
Large Bath Soap, reg. 2 for 25c, now 3 for  25c. \ti
Jumbo Carbolic Soap. 5 for  25c. JS
Finest New Zealand Butter, 3 lbs. for   $1.00 Iti
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables also Full IU
Stock of .lames Guaranteed Seeds . . . B.C. Grown. m
| Matt Brown's Grocery I
Sj For Service and Quality jf|
H|     Phone 38 Cumberland g
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON. Manager.
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
Orders left nt Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —     GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
of all descriptions
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture aud Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones 4 and 61
Cumberland, B.C. PAGE FOUR
5th, 1031:
Jantzen Swimming Suits have made history throughout the
Dominion,  they  have  established  style and  leadership  from
Vancouver to Halifax
Perfect   Fitting   Swimming   Suit—A   perfect  fitting,   shape  retaining swiming suit  with  exclusive  features  originated  by
Last  Minute  Styles  and Colors—Authenticity  of styles and of
colors have been outstanding factors in establishing Jantzen
world leadership. We arc* showing niuny of the leading styles
of the Jantzen Bathing Suits in our window .... See Them.
A huge assortment of broadcloth and heavy prints, some silk
stripes, the assortment comprises values to $2.95 nil are shown
for special sale at $l.fi5 it will pay you to secure two or three
of them, as they are real values, nnd certainly a great saving
at the above price. .See our window.
The season .'ov your summer underwear has arrived, and our
stock is now on band in mosl of the wanted sizes, the regular
line of Hatchway garments have gradually reduced in price
until now we have them in the regular quality at $1.00 per
Friendly Service-
We like to feel that our patrons are our friends ....
And friendship demands certain standards of courtesy
and consideration. That is the secret of the exceptional
service that Mumford's Grocery patrons may take for
granted . . . FRIENDLY Service.
We have a full stock of seasonable Fruits and
Mumford's Grocery
"If You Get It at Mumford's, It's Good"
Just I'hone 71 Cumberland
Hats   95c.
Hoys' and Girls Underwear 49c. to $1.00
Children's Dresses $1.49
W. H. Anderson
I'hone 15
Union Hotel
Personal Mention
Rev. J. R. and Mrs. Hewitt and
Mrs. George Richardson, as a delegate of the Cumberland United
church, left on Tuesday for Victoria,
to attend the annual conference of
the United Church of Canada for
British Columbia.
Mr. K. Nomoto, student in charge
of the Japanese United Church work
in Cumberland, is also a delegate
representing   the   Japanese   people.
The Young People's Society of the
Cumberland United church will have
charge of the evening service, Sunday, May the 17th at 7 p.m. The
morning service will be withdrawn.
•   *   •
A very successful cribbage drive
was held at the Cumherland Hall on
Friday evening last, under the auspices of the Elite Cribbage Club.
Eleven tables were in play, Mrs. J.
Derbyshire securing ladies' prize, and
Mr. R. Freeburn gaining the prize in
the gent's section. Delightful and appetizing refreshments were served by
a picked committee of ladies after
the games and a social evening enjoyed.
Mrs. J. Bennie, Jr., entertained
members of the Thursday Evening
Bridge Club at her home, when two
tables were in play, Mrs. M. Stewart
winning first prize and Miss J. E.
Robertson second. Dainty refreshments were served during the social
hour following cards. Those present
were mesdames M. Stewart, A. Sommerville, J. Robertson, J. H. Cameron
A. Lockhart, J. Bennie, Jr., Wi
Hutchinson and Miss J. E. Robert-
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Mr. Ernest Boffey returned to his
home in San Francisco Wednesday
morning having spent an enjoyable
holiday with relatives here,
Mrs. A. G. Jones was a tea hostess
on Monday afternoon at her home,
Penrith ave., West. Tulips and narcissi were used as table decorations.
The invited guests were Mesdames J,
H. Vaughan, S, Covert, D. Morgan,
C. Sutton, D. Price and D. Perrezini.
*   •   •
Members of the Tuesday Evening
Bridge Club were entertained at the
home of Mrs. J. Quinn, Dunsmuir avenue, on that night, three tables being in play. The first prize was won
by Mrs. Chas. MacDonald and the
consolation awarded Mrs. A. Clarke.
Mrs. Hamilton was honor guest.
Those present included Mesdames C.
Whyte, J. Lockner, Gear, H. Parkinson, C. MacDonald, A. Clarke, K.
Brown, R. Abrams, Hamilton, R.
Littler, W. Hudson, R. McNeil and
J. D. Davis.
Mrs. Malpass, of the Union Hotel
was a business visitor to Nanaimo on
Jimmy Walker's orchestra is filling
an engagement at Headquarters on
Saturday night.
Mrs. E. R. Hicks was a bridge hostess on Friday evening last at, her
home on Windermere avenue. Eight
tables were in play, Mrs. J. H. Cameron securing ladies' first and Mrs.
T. H. Mumford, second. Mr. W. P.
Kelly gained gent's first and Mr. W.
Mason second. Dainty refreshments
were served during the evening.
Miss Thelma Gray, of Alberni, was
a week end Visitor to Cumberland.
*    »    *
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Vaughan and
family spent Sunday at Campbell
Friends of the late Edward John
Morris take this opportunity of
thanking all those who assisted, with
practical help and by the loan of
cars on thc occasion of the funeral of
Mr. Morris. Special thanks are due
to thc Rod and Gun Club, the.Canadian Legion and the Welsh Society.
LOST -Round Silver Compact near
the corner of Windermere and Und
Street, Finder please return to the
Islander Office.     Reward.
LOST—A hunch of keys on ring.
Finder please return to Islander
$15.00 to $25.00 daily with new
sensational non competitive family
necessity. Territory going fast.
Write immediately. E. L, McKenzie, Sidney, B.C. 10-20
Mrs. Ed Williams, Penrith avenue,
received news on Wednesday evening
that her father Mr. John Boffy, of
San Francisco, had that day undergone an operation for serious throat
trouble. His condition was critical.
Mr. Boffey occupied the position of
weighboss at No. 1 mine for a number of years.
At the time of going to press word
was received that practically no hopes
can be held out for Mi*. J. Boffey.
Mrs. J, Derbyshire and Mrs. F.
Slaughter will leave on Tuesday for
Kamloops, delegates from the local
lodge Pythian Sisters, to the Grand
Lodge to be held there next week.
Short hours of labor bring long
hours of dissipation.
First Aid Results
Are Announced
Big Pasa  Litt in All Divisions
The results in the recent examinations in first aid held under the Cumberland Centre St. John Ambulance
Asosciatlon have just been announced
and show a large number of passes.
A great deal of interest has been taken .In flrst aid work during the past
winter and a number of the loggers
from the Comox Logging Co., who
took up the study made excellent progress. The following are the results,
in order of merit:
Women, Lbbels—Miss Noel Watson, Miss Barbara Westfleld. Medallions—Miss Hilda Littler, Miss Annie
T. B'*own. Vouchers—Miss Ellen C.
Watson, Miss Viola Reece. Senior
Certificates—Miss Elizabeth Nichols,
Miss Lillian Picketti, Miss May Beveridge, Miss Margaret Westfleld, Miss
Doreen Bickerton, Miss Jessie Harvey, Miss Chrissie Robertson. Junior
Certificates — Miss Ina Robertson,
Miss Margaret Beverldge, Miss Non-
nip Marpole, Miss Lola Quinn, Miss
Myrtle McMillan, Miss Bessie Carney,
Miss Irene Jackson, Miss Betty Malpass, Miss Muriel Taylor, Miss Violet
Men's Labels—J. S. Brown, John
Buchanan, Thomas Eccleston, Matt
Brown, Magnus Brown, Jas. D. Robertson, Rudy Bonora, Thos. H. Robertson. Medallions—William Bennie,
Ben Horbury, John Taylor, Sidney
Hunt, Jr., George Harvey. Vouchers
—John Pritchard, John G. McQuinn,
Bernard W. Churchill, Percy Le Mare
John Q. McQuinn, Thomas Shields,
William Johnston, James Weir, John
McLoughlin, David John Morgan,
John S .Williams, Edward Edwards,
Norman D. De Witt. Senior Certificates—Wilfred Collings, James H.
Brazier, Arthur S, Grey, Andrew
Bates, Hugh R, Grant, Gearge Marshall, Aired ti. Jones, Thomas Robertson, Alpbcus Pillings, Ernest C.
McDonald. Junior certificates—Ronald L. Brown, Archibald S. McMillan,
Alexander Mossey, Herbert Woods,
William High. John Dakers, William
G. Slaughter,
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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Littler, Sr.,
announce the engagement of their
youngest daughter, Hilda Irene, to
Mr. William Whyte Bennie, youngest
son of Mrs. J. Bennie and the late
Mr. John Bennie, of Cumberland,
B.C., the wedding to take place in
Holy Trinity Church, Cumberland, on
June the 2nd at 4:30 p.m.
• •   •
A delightful informal afternoon
tea and sale of home cooking was
held in the United Church hall on
Tuesday afternoon, sponsored by the
ladicys' aid of Cumberland United
church. The tea tables, attractively
decorated with marigolds, lilacs and
other spring flowers were attended
by Mrs, E. R. Hicks, assisted by Mrs,
C. Nash and Mrs. C. H. MacKintosh,
The home cooking stall with its fine
display of cakes, etc., proved a great
attraction, Mrs. Mitchel and Miss A.
Haywood being in charge. A neat
Hum was realized for church work.
*    *    *
Mr. Bais, of Duncan, was a busincs
fJsltor to Cumberland on Thursday,
leaving for the southern city on Friday.
• *   •
Miss Jean MacNaughton arrived in
Cumberland on Monday from Vancouver.
Enumerators Of
Census Appointed
The enumerators for the taking of
the census have been appointed and
the men so appointed will receive final Instructions very shortly. The chief
enumerator for this district, Mr. J. N.
McLeod, has an office over the Post
Office in Courtenay and he is busy
swearing in his helpers and getting
tbe necessary details completed in
readiness for the start on June lst.
The last census was taken in 1921.
List of enumerators are as follows:
A. S. Wastell Alert Bay
Walter Reid  Port Hardy
J. B. Howes  Sayward
Geo. Pidcock  Courtenay
Sid Mowat  Menzies Bay
John Brunton Campbellton
R. S. Tipton  Surge Harbor
Henry Twiddle Granite Bay
H. MacDaniels  Cortez Island
W. A. St. Denis  Quadra Island
K. Willis Merville
John Crockett   Grantham
J. W. McKenzie Jr.,   Courtenay
W. J. Pollock  Comox
Joseph Fitzgerald   Laso
Alf Pilling Cumberland
John Coates Cumberland
Wm. Duncan   Courtenay
F. J. Liddle Courtenay
N. Harvey   Minto
Thos. Ripley   Royston
Angus Beaton   Courtenay
A. Hinch  Bowser
Carman Russel   Denman Island
C. S. Parnell Hornby Island
Murray Todd  Blubber Bay
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Former Residents
Celebrate Their
Golden Wedding
Cumberland, May 11.—Mr. and Mrs,
J. Matthews, of Northfield, who resided tn Cumberland for a short time
about ten years tigo, celebrated their
golden wedding on Friday last. Many
friends called during the day to offer
congratulations, among these being
Mr. and Mrs. D. Bannerman, Mrs. S.
Davis. Miss Pearl Hunden, MrB. R.
Dawson (of Courtenay) and John L.
Davis representing Mr. and Mrs. D.
Hunden who were childhood friends
of the happy couple ln Pennsylvania,
Mrs. s. Bwanson, of Nanaimo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, was
also present.
Girls of the C.G.I.T. conducted impressive Mother's Day services at Cumberland United church on Sunday evening last. Chrissie Robertson president
of the club officiated and Ina Robertson. Margaret Beveridge, Vlnoen Auchterlonle, Margaret Westfleld, Barbara
Martin and Myrtle McMillan assisted
Special music was rendered by olub
girls. Beautiful spring flowers graced
the edifice.
To Mr. and Mrs. A, Tilbe, of Courtenay, ou May the Sth ut St. Joseph's
Hbsptial, Comox, a. daughter,
Mr. Bullock, a farmer of the Minto
district is a patient in the Cumberland General Hospital, undergoing an
operation this morning.
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1 I'
Monster Parade
May 25 at 12:30 Noon
$700.00 in Prizes,
This advertisement is not published
or displayed by the Liquor Control
Board nr by the Government of the
Province of British Columbia.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat at Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
• *********************************
Children's Sports, Central Sports Ground
9 a.m., May 25
Waterfront Sports (in front of Hotel Mal-
aspina) 11 a.m., May 25; including an 11-
paddle Indian canoe race.
Field Sports, Central Sports Ground, 1:15
p.m., May 25th.
Free! Sensational High Trapese Act.
The May Queen
will be crowned on the Central Sports
Ground at 10:30 a.m., May 25,
Knock-out competition, to the value of
$750.00 in prizes, between the four teams
of the Pacific Coast League.
1st Game Saturday, May 23; 2nd game on
Sunday, May 24; on May 25 the losers will
play for 3rd and 4th prize and the winners
lst and 2nd place.
Bijou Theatre Saturday and Monday Evening at 7 and 9. A fine program including
Acrobatic Turns, Conjuror. Singing
and dancing
By rounds; Central Sports Ground, 8 p.m.
May 25th.
See Programme for Further Particulars.
In the Pygmy Pavilion at 9 p.m., May 25.
One of the finest spring floors in Western
Saturday.  Sunday, Monday
May 23rd, 24th and 25th
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