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Ilo-Ilo Theatre
German People
Taking Their
Sports Seriously
Good Feeling Now Exists Between British And Germans
The Imperial Pavilion at Royston,
with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Idlens- as host
and hostess, was the scene of a very
enjoyable Canadian Club luncheon on
Friday evening. Twenty-five members
of the club were present and attar
partaking of the splendid luncheon
served, listened to a very interesting
address by Major T. V. S. Scudamore,
of Vancouver, who told the story of a
tour he had made recently from Germany to Sweden by way of the Baltic
Major Scudamore said that at the
close of the war he had been in Germany for a month with the army of
occupation and he could say that the
manner in which the work of the army
of occupation had been carried out
had resulted in a spirit of good feeling
between the British and the Germans.
Be humorously said that at this time
there had been a good deal of courtship between the British soldiers and
the German girls ;in fact a marriage
bureau had been established and about
eighty members of that part of the
army with which he was connected
had taken German wives. One thing
he noticed was that whereas the British girls considered the three R's as
necessary to wifehood, the German
(iris believed more ln the three K's—
Kids, Kitchen and Kirk.
The work of disarmament, he said,
had been undertaken very unobstrus-
ively but thoroughly so that by 1927
Germany had been absolutely disarmed for every practical purpose. In every city that had a fortifled area this
had been turned into playing fields.
Every evening shortly after the
stores, and offices were closed one
could see the young German on the
sport field and taking his sports very
seriously indeed. Physical exercises,
football, running and many other
games were entered into with zest
which was already beginning to show
itself, as Major Scudmore said he
had never in all his life seen a better
developed race of young children.
One thing durirg this last trip was
very noticeable; whereas in 1923 Germany was virtually starving, he never
aaw a people who had recovered so
quickly In physique and general appearance.
Another thing he noticed was the
fact that while there were about Ave
million wounded men in Germany,
there were no war wounded ln evidence. Germany, too, had a very practical pensions system. Pensioners
were given so much in cash, provided
with a certain amount of provisions
at cost and given rebates on railway
tickets and amusements. Also, there
were no war memorials in Germany;
he thought this had been somewhat
overdone ln the other warring nations.
He spoke very highly of Hindenberg,
for whom he said the German people
had a great devotion. While a Prussian and ln his time an extreme supporter of the Kaiser, Hindenberg had
made a very democratic president who
had done his job well and they had
.' no person to replace him. Had
Stressemann lived, he would have done
aa well.
The Germans all agreed that tlle
Alsace-Lorraine trouble had been settled for all time but they have not
agreed to the settlement on the eastern
boundary and sooner or later they
were going to get back their eastern
territory, by force If necessary. The
Polish Corridor, he said, was a mistake and would be the cause of trouble.
From Germany he passed through
the three little "buHer" states of Lito-
vania, Latvia and Estonia and humorously described their attempts at
maintaining their nationhood. In each
of these states the Russian Bolshevists
had leased the largest buildings in
the capital cities which they maintained as headquarters for the distribution
of Bolshevist propaganda throughout
the whole of Europe.
Passing Into Finland, he was impressed with thc number of women
employed ln Important positions. Finland was thc flrst nation to give woman the vote and she was now a very
important factor ln the political and
business life of the country. While
they had prohibition ln Finland, bootlegging was even better organized than
tn the country to the south of us and
all kinds of liquor could be had.
He then visited Sweden where he
had one of the most delightful times
any man could have; Swedes were
most hospitable and charming. During the war they were pro-German
and amassed huge fortunes selling
foodstuffs to the Germans which they
had Invested ln the German mark but
with the collapse of that currency
their fortunes were swept away and
they did not now feel so kindly towards the German people. The city
hall at Stockholm was a very fine
piece of architecture and was built
without the cost of public money, each
resident contributing anything from
2S cents, the price of a brick, to (5.00,
the price of a bronze tlle for the roof.
It took ten years to build and much
of the Inside decorating was done by
a brother of the king, one of Sweden's
foremost artists, who contributed three
years of his time to this work. Major
Scudamore wound up his address with
a very humorous account of being
given a Swedish bath.
On motion by J. H. Eakin, who said
that after hearing an acocunt of how
people lived in other countries, they
should be glad they lived in such a
favored spot as the northern part of
Vancouver Island, a hearty vote of
thanks was extended to the speaker.
City to Appeal to
Supreme Court
At a special meeting of the Cumberland City Council it was decided
to appeal to the Supreme Court of
Canada against the decision of the
Court of Appeal of British Columbia,
which awarded to the Cumberland
Electric Lighting Company, $74,000
for the property rights and undertakings of the Company, upholding the
decision of the arbitration board.
The Supreme Court of Canada will
it is expected, sit about the end of
April and it is possible that the appeal of the city of Cumberland will
be heard about the first week in Hay.
Federal Government
And General Policy
New. From- ths Potninion Capital
Ottawa, March 11; (Special to the
Islander).—One of the most widely
discussed acts of the Bennett Government is recent order-in-council
banning .imports of furs, lumber, coal
pulpwood and flsh and grain into
Canada from Russia.
The action was a definite response
to an alleged trade offer from Russia
whereby the Soviets agreed to buy
certain machinery in Canada, provided Canada permitted the importation
of Russian coal. Such coal was sent
into Canada in large quantities last
year and the question of an embargo
upon it was under consideration
when importers suspended the movement for the winter months.
In addition to dealing with this
specific question the Government
now lays down a general policy. Evidence of persuasive character has
been forthcoming to show that the
products banned are largely produced by forced labor, or in any event
by labor which is paid a few cents
per day—the average is said to be
23 cents. The position taken is that
admission of such goods in competition with Canadian products must inevitably mean a lowering of Canadian standards of living, if not the
destruction of industries and consequently larger unemployment difficulties.
The . broader academic question
was raised as to the wisdom of helping Russia to make a success of her
five year plan by absorbing her pro-
ducts. Obviously the action of no one
country could be more than a minor
factor in the eventual outcome of the
experiment and Canada's policy represents what the Government believes to be the best interest of Canadians rather than an Incursion Into
soviet affairs.
ss      •      •
A point which has been raised by
opponents of the Government is that
Canada in need of export markets, is
deprived of this Soviet business by
the Government's act. This is not entirely true. The Soviets need, among
other things, farm machniery. Canada makes good farm machinery and
there is nothing in the world to prevent the Soviets buying it. But when
the price of buying it is to throw
Canadian labor into direct competition with prison and peasant labor
the Bennett Government says the
cost is too high,
There was also the suggestion
thrown out with the soviet offer that
Russia—if the propostiion was accepted by Canada—would ogree to a
conference on wheat marketing.
There is nothing In the history of
soviet statesmanship to give confidence to her undertakings. A conference, of course, means nothing. Any
agreement arising out of one would
be observed just so long as it suited
the interests of communism to continue it. And any agreement would
most undoubtedly be the beginning
of a web of other economic encroachments upon Canada.
•    *    *
The present session of Parliament
sets one precedent inasmuch as for
the first time in history the ceremonies were carried out by a native-born
Canadian. It was to Rt. Hon. Lyman
P. Duff of the Supreme Court of
Canada, as acting Administrator of
the Government, that the distinction
of opening parliament fell in the ab-
sence of a Governor-General. It has
quite frequently happened that sessions have been prorogued by Chief
Justices of the Supreme Court but it
has never bcen called into session
except by a Governor-General. On
the present occasion Chief Justice
Anglin is in the South on sick leave
and Mr. Justice Duff replaced him.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Evoy Murray will be interested to
learn of thc birth of a son on February 26th. Mr. Murray will be remembered here by many as he was
for some time on the teaching staff
of the Cumberland Public School.
Mrs. Murray, before her marriage
was Miss Jean Redding and was on
the teaching staff at thc Union Bay
Say Research
Would Bring
Ladysmith   Board   of   Trade   SmIu
Commercial Method* to Recover Byproduct! of the
Natural Resources
Initiative ia being taken by the Ladysmith Board of Trade to bring before the Government the advisability
of creating an industrial research
bureau. A committee headed by Rev.
Montague Bruce, past president of
the Associated Boards of Trade of
Vancouver Island, and Herbert Carmichael will approach the Government with constructive suggestions.
Decision to wait on the Government followed an outstanding address delivered by Mr. Carmichael at
the annual gathering of the board.
With the prospect of the coal industry one that offered but little encouragement, members not only of
the Ladysmith organization, but representing officials of the Associated
Boards, the Nanaimo Board of Trade
and the community of Cassidy were
encouraged to a high pitch of enthusiasm by the vision unfolded by
Mr. Carmichael, former provincial
mineralogist, of industrial possibilities of British Columbia.
Rich Resources
The speaker declared that despite
the decline, in recent years, of the
sustaining coal industry of the East
Coast centres, thc localities were surrounded by rich resources. This was
true of the whole of British Columbia. In illustration he pictured the
possibilities of the Douglas fir as a
single item of potential industrial
From the bark of the Douglas Hr,
he said, could be produced tannin,
of much higher virtue in the tanning
industry than the product obtained
from Hemlock in Eastern Canada,
and almost equal to the tannic acid
produced from oak bark. From the
rind of the fir he went on, would be
extracted vanillin, a substance used
in the production of flavorings.
Dr. MacNaughton
And Ferry Service
Alio Tolls Hovse That the New Tax
Impost Was Most Reasonable
and Fair
Mrs. F. Dallos, of Powell River, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.
Wilcock, First Street.
Dr. G. K. MacNaughton ( Conservative), Comox, praised the Government Wednesday for cutting down
overhead expenditure under present-
day conditions. This was a course, he
said that any good business man
would take. The Minister of Finance,
if he had followed some of his Liberal
predecessors hight have staved off
the evil day by borrowing, but with
courage and foresight, Hon. J. W;
Jones had refused to take that course
and had met the issue squarely and
honestly. This couse, he continued,
would rebound to the credit of the
Government and had already won the
recognition of financial leaders in regard to the confidence in British Columbia and its affairs.
No practical alternative to the new
income tax had been raised by any
speakers of the opposition, continued
Dr. MacNaughton, and the impost
was the most reasonable and fair one
that could have been devised under
all the circumstances. Land was already bearing all the taxation it
could carry, and some municipal
areas were facing difficulty with assessments far above the market value of the property, he continued.
Many people in the province weie
earning good incomes, and were not
contributing to the cost of public
services, stated Dr. MacNaughton.
The new tax would fall equally on
those with large incomes, who would
now pay more. At what period of the
province's history would an increase
in taxation to meet unusual conditions have been more justified, he
asked. No taxation was popular, but
the new tax was a just one, he added.
Proposes Comox Ferry
Dr. MacNaughton spoke in favor
of action by the Government to bring
about a ferry service between Comox
and Powell River, which, he said,
would be of great and increasing
benefit to the farmers and businesses
of the Island area. He favored, too,
continuance of grants to country
fairs, as a form of encouragement
that had practical results.
Some of the cuts made in the Department of Mines and Agriculture
appeared too low, he said, and danger
from too great use of the pruning
knife might lead to thc sacrifice of
useful, needed services. He praised
provision continued this year for a
chair of home economics at the University of British Columbia, and endorsed the plan of bursaries at that
Governments, Dr. MacNaughton
Baid in conclusion, were not measured
by the amount of the public debt, but
by results, and the Tolmie Government had .given excellent value for
every dollar expended.
Short Session
Of City Council
Following  Regular Meeting  Council
Went Into Committee
The regular meeting of the City
Council held in the Council Chambers on Monday night was presided
over by His Worship, Mayor Maxwell, with Aldermen J. Ledingham,
J, Williams, W. Henderson and W.
P. Symons present. There was very
little* business on the agenda and
after the minutes of the previous
meeting had been read and adopted,
a communication was read from Mr.
Baird, inspector of municipalities,
with reference to the registering of
bylaws in conformity with the set
procedure and also with reference to
the borrowing powers of the city.
Thin communication was ordered to
be laid on the table and come up later
for discussion.
Bills and accounts to the amount
of ?184.20 were referred to the finance committee and if found correct ordered to be paid.
In tbe reports of committees it
was found that all departments were
working satisfactorily. Under the
heading of new business, the city
clerk informed the council that the
insurance policies on the chemical
truck and fire apparatus in the fire
hall would expire on April 2nd. After
a littie discussion it was unanimously passed that the policies be renewed with the same local agent.
The Mayor then notified the members present that the Council would
go into committee. Turning to the
press representatives present His
Worship very graciously notified
them that to his knowledge, this was
the first occasion on which the press
were asked to retire from any meeting of tbe council, but as Mr. McDiarmid, of Vancouver, was present and
who is legal adviser of the city in the
matter of the city versus Cumberland
Electric Lighting Company, was desirous of addressing the council, His
Worship thought it advisable that the
press be not present. He also informed the representatives that in the
event of anything coming up which
was for publication, he would lose no
time in letting (he. press know.
The representatives of the press
retired and nfter the committee
meeting of the council, were informed that a special meeting of the council would be held the following day
at 1:45 p.m.
Funeral Service
Held forOld Timer
Cumberland, March 9.—The funeral
services for the late Mrs. Marguerite
Ducca, wife of Joseph Ducca, were held
at the Roman Catholic church with Interment taking place in the family
plot at the Roman Catholic cemetery
on Sunday. The deceased lady passed
away on Thursday morning, after a
lingering illness at the age of fifty
years, leaving beside her sorrowing
husband, two daughter, Mrs. N. Helm
and Mrs. R. Churchill of Camp 3, and
one son, Joe, at home. One sister, Mrs.
J. Tobacco also resides here. She was
a well-known and respected resident
of this city for the past 29 years and
a native of Italy. Many beautiful floral
tokens were placed on the casket. Rev.
Father Beaton officiated and pallbearers were Messrs. Raga, V. Frelone,
A. Bogo, J. Frelone, L. Frelone and A.
Pillow from the family.
Wreaths: Mr?. J. Bardessono and
family, Mrs. Jobn Frelone, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Tobacco, Mrs. K. Bobba and
Charlie, Mr. and Mrs. L. Frelone,
Mr. and Mrs. Tamasi, Mr. and Mrs.
Pete Conti, (Ladysmith), Mr. and
Mrs. Merletti, Societl Di M. S. Felice
Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. II. Husband
and family, Mr. E. Bolcttino (Vancouver), Mrs. John Crosetti (Vancouver), Mr. Pete Loretti (Vancouver), Mrs. Bogo and Mrs. Boyd, Mrs.
Rosa Marocchi and family, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Tobacco and family, Mr. and
Mrs. L. Perozzini, Mr. and Mrs. Morello, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Robertson,
Mrs. Balagno and Francescini, Mr.
nnd Mrs. C. Francescini, Mr. and
Mrs. V. Frelone and family, Mrs, Per-
inn Conti and family (Nanaimo),
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. James Weir, Mary Picketti and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Raga and family, Mrs. D. Aitken, Mr. and Mrs. T.
Miner and family, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Patullo, Mr. ond Mrs, N. De Palmo,
Mrs. Monks, Dick and Margaret.
Cross: Mrs. Cavallero.
Spiritual bouquet offered by Mr.
and Mrs. A. Battic (Ladysmith).
The Elite cribbage club held a very
BUCcesful cribbage drive in tho Cumberland Hall on Wednesday evening,
ten tables being in play. Prize winners were Mrs. Fred Martin, ladies'
flrst, Mrs. F. Covert, second. Mr.
Jack Lewis, gent's flrst and Mr.
Schmidt, the second. A picked ladies'
committee was responsible for the
delicious refreshments served at the
close of the card games.
Courtenay Crib
Players Upset
Form Chart
Local Conservatives  and  Courtonay
Win Way .Through to Finals
Singles and Doubles
The prizes donated by Mr. Harry
Maynard, of Victoria, for players in
the Cumberland and district league,
reached the final stages on Wednesday night, when players representing
each club in the league met at the
WaveiTey Hotel. The semi-finals were
completed and some very close and
exciting games witnessed. The league
leaders Union Bay, were eliminated
and the same fate befel the runners
up, Comox. The Courtenay representatives, after playing in hard luck
practically all season, came through
strong and managed to enter the
finals for both singles and doubles.
The Conservatives representatives
also played at the top of their form
with the result that they also will be
in the finals for both singles and
doubles. The finals which will take
place on the night o fthe big time, at
the conclusion of the regular crib
season, will this year, be an interesting one, as in addition to playing off
for Mr. Harry Maynard's prizes, the
cup for the winners in the district
league will be presented. A meeting
of all league delegates has been called for Friday, March 20th in the
Athletic Club when arrangements
will be made for the winding up of
the crib league for the season.
Young People's
Club Trounced
Whippets Again Register A Victory
The Cumberland Whippets played
once more true to form on Wednesday night when tbe Young People's
badminton club of the Cumberland
United Church was defeated at the
courts of the Whippet club, the
homesters winning seven games to
thc visitors five and scoring 210
points to 183. Following the games,
refreshments were served and friendly games thoroughly enoyed. Follow-
are the sccores with the names of the
Whippet players mentioned first in
each instance:
Mixed Doubles—Mrs. T. Graham
and T. Graham beat Miss C. McKinnon and G. Brown, 21-9; Miss B.
Dando and M. Graham heat Miss P.
Hunden and C. Horwood, 21-10; Miss
L. Dallos and C. V. Dando beat Miss
V. Auchterlonie and S. Mounce, 21-
13; Mrs. B. Gordon and W. Whyte
lost to Miss E. Hunden and J. Auchterlonie, 20-21; Miss D. Cannon and
R. Bennie lostto Miss M. Walker and
G. Horwood, 7-21; Miss F. Sehl and
N, Frelone beat Miss E. Gear and G.
Horwood, 21-5.
Ladies' Doubles—Mrs. T. Graham
and Miss B. Dando lost to Miss C.
McKinnon and Miss V. Auchterlonie
6-21; Miss F. Sehl and Mrs. B. Gordon lost to Miss E. Hunden and Miss
P. Hunden, 20-21; Miss D. Cannon
and Miss L. Dallos lost to Miss E.
Gear and Miss M. Walker, 10-21.
Men's Doubles—T. Graham and It.
Bennie beat C. Horwood and G. Horwood, 21-11; M. Graham and C. V.
Dando beat G. Brown and J, Auchterlonie, 21-16; W. Whyte and N.
Frelone beat S. Mounce and J. Auchterlonie 21-14.
On Thursday evening, March 6th,
the Union Bay hi ides' literary society
held a social evening at the Manse,
Mrs. Eby and Miss Stevens being
joint hostesses for the occasion.
After the singing of the "The Maple
Leaf," a short programme was given,
Mrs. Poltock reading "The Wife that
Keeps the Bawbees." Mrs. Home
also gave a reading, "If You Like
Him Let Him Know," whilst Miss
Stevens gave Nellie McClung's "Good
Mileage." These readings were followed by community singing after
which papers were read by Mrs. Eby,
"I Smell Smoke," hy Chief Dougherty, of New York, who in the course
of a good article gives some good advice in regard to fire. Mrs. D. R. Hng-
gart's reading "Uttle Pat and the
Parson" was followed by a contest
by Mrs. Bowran, questions and answers taken from the writing of
Shakespeare." This caused a great
deal of thought and when the proper
answers were read a great deal of
fun, as tbe answers were all familiar
writings, but most of them forgotten. First prize was awarded Mrs.
Pollock, tbe consolation going to
Mrs. Arrol A proposal by Mrs. Bow-
ran that three cheers be given the
hostesses wns answered in the usual
Refreshments and the singing of
the nationnl anthem brought to a
close a very interesting and friendly
gathering. The next meeting of the
club will he held on March 26th when
the topic will be "Music, present day
composers and their compositions."
B.C.F.A. Frown On
Sunday Football
Nanaimo City Football Club had
expected to have an exhibition game
at Nanaimo on Sunday, and had almost completed arrangements to have
Kerrisdale as the visiting team.
However, the powers thut be, the
B.C.F.A., have decreed that it shall
not be, refusing to grant permission
for Sunday games, until assured that
there are no Provincial or Municipal
laws prohibiting it.
It would seem rather lute in the
day for thc moguls of soccer to take
such a stand, when games havo been
played on the Island on Sundays for
years past.
News from Province
Information Bureau
March, 9, 19.11.—Demonstrations
in meat cutting und cooking under
the joint auspices of the Federal and
Provincial Departments of Agriculture are to be given at different
points in the province beginning on
March 18th at Victoria. Other dates
are: Courtonay* March 19; Nanaimo,
20; Vancouver 23; Revelstoke, 24;
Kamloops, 25; Vernon, 26; Kelowna,
27; Penticton, 28; Nelson, 30. The
demonstarations are being assisted '
by the women's organizations and
will be held in public halls. Mr. G.
Cahill of the Federal Department of
Agriculture will be the demonstrator,
and will show methods of selecting,
cutting and cooking beef for the most
economical results.
An order for 300 boxes of apples
to be shipped monthly to Hong Kong
has been received here. Wine-saps
are preferred.
Six leghorn cockerels were shipped
recently from Nanaimo to the Mooi
River in Natal, South Africa on order
from a breeder there. So far has the
fame of British Columbia poultry
Thc mouth health crusade now be-
ing conducted in the province has
been mnde possible largely by the
financial assistance offered by the
Canadian Life Insurance Officers'
Association. This is considered a
tribute to the work of the dental
practitioners in promoting the health
of thc people .The crusade has the
assistance of Dr, Young Provincial
Health Officer and Hon. J. Hinchliffe, Minister of Education with the
co-operation of the health and service organizations.
In a letter received here from Dr.
Brown, medical Inspector of schools
in the Peace River district, he says
that in spite of hard times, he has
not, in the course of his visits, come
across a single instance of malnutrition, or neglect, or shortage of clothing. He speaks highly of the comfort
of little log scboolhouses in the bush
or on the plains with a good stove for
heating, fine equipment and capable
Revised figures of the pilchard
meal and oil industry for 1930 show
a marked increase in production over
1929 despite a reduction in thc number of plants from 24 to 17. The oil
output last yeur was 3,024,058 gallons as against 2,850,076 for 1929,
and meal increased from 15,826 tons
to 18,934 tons. Thc pilchard are
caught in shoals off the west coast of
Vancouver Island.
There was a pack of 30,300 tons
of herring from the snlteries of British Columbia last year. The herring
industry centres mostly around the
east coast of Vancouver Island. Virtually the entire pack goes to China,
though some shipments go by way of
The teachers of the Cumberland
schools met this week in the regular
monthly meeting when considerable
discussion took place affecting the
profession. The teachers in the senior grades served refreshments and
a most profitable nnd enjoyable afternoon spent.
Van. Island Stone
For C. N. Hotel
Vancouver ,B.C, March 12.—During the past few months, excellent
progress hns bcen made in the construction of the new "Canadian National" hotel in this city. Thc steelwork has been completed and this
building now towers above all other
buildings in the city.
The exterior stonework is being
done with Haddington Island Stonework Company, locuted on thc Northern end of Vancouver Island. The
stone is brought from the quarries to
Vancouver in thc rough, where it is
cut to the proper sizes and taken over
to the hotel.
This hotel when completed, w.hich
it is expected will be during thc summer of 1932, will have more than
600 guest rooms and will he, not only
one of the finest hotels on thin continent, but will be second-to-none in
the World.
Campbell River
Badly Beaten
Feather Pushers Win Thirteen Games
Out of Sixteen Played
The Cumberland Whippets made a
sensational come-back and struck
their real form on Monday night last
at tbe Band Hull when Campbell
River feather pushers visited the city
in a series of very interesting badminton games. The home players
were evidently out to retrieve lost
prestige and went into the games full
of confidence, with the result that
out of the sixteen games played the
locals won thirteen.
The "B" team of the Whippets
journeyed to the courts of the Cumberland Senior Club the same night
and met and defeated a number of
the members of the senior club, winning ten out of the fourteen games
Following are the scores of both
games with the names of the Whippet players mentioned first in each
Whippets Versus
Campbell   River.
Mixed Doubles
Miss D. Cannon and T. Graham won
Trom Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, 21-11; Mlu
B. Dando and M. Graham won from
B. Carey and Miss Brown, 21-14; Mitt
L. Dallos and C. Dando lost to Hudson and Mrs. Pidcock, 13-21; Mn. B.
Gordon and W White lost to McNeil
and Mrs. Pollard, 13-21; Miss F. Sehl
and N. Frelone won from Barfleld and
Miss Thulin? 21-0; Mrs. Bannerman
and R. Bennie won from D. Smith and
Miss Mort, 21-14; Miss Dando and R.
Bennie won from Mrs. Fitzgerald and
Walters, 21-10; Mrs. Gordon and W.
Whyte won from Miss Abercromble
and Anderson. 21-6.
Ladles* Doubles
Miss B. Dando and Miss L. Dallos
won from Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Pidcock, 21-20; Mrs. B. Gordon and Mitt
F. Sehl won from Mrs. Pollard and
Miss Brown, 21-16; Mrs. Banerman
and Miss D. Cannon won from Mn.
Fitzgerald and Miss Brown. 21-5; Mlu
Dallos and Mrs. Gordon won from
Miss Abercromble and Mlu Mort, 21-7.
Men's Doubles
T. Graham and R. Bennie won from
Hudson and Barfleld. 21-16; M. Oraham and C. Dando lost to Tucker and
Carey. 14-21; w. Whyte and N. Frelone won from D. Smith and McNeil,
21-6; W. Whyte and N. Frelone won
from Walters and Anderson. 21-2,
Whippet "B" Team vs.
Cumberland Senior*.
Mixed Doubles— R. Robertson and
Mrs. Robertson won from F. Partridge and Mrs. Partridgc>lS-8; G.
Tarbell and Mrs. Tarbell won from
M. Brown and Mrs. Brown, 15-2; H.
Bates and Miss Gallivan won from
W. Moncrieff and Mrs. Kenmare, 15-
10; W. Mason nnd Miss Littler won
from J. Richardson and Miss Richardson, 15-10; T. Shields and Mrs.
Hutchinson lost to N. Robinson and
Mrs. Apps, 8-15; W. Hughes and
Mrs. Shields won from Kenmare and
Mrs.  Bryan,  15-2.
Ladies' Doubles—Mrs. Tarbell and
Miss H. Littler won from Mrs. Kenmare und Miss Richurdson, 16-12;
Miss Littler and Mrs Hutchinson lost
to Mrs. Partridge and Miss Richardson, 11-15; Miss Galllvan and Mrs.
Hutchinson won from Mrs. Pickard
and Mrs. Apps, 15-1; Mrs. Shields
and Mrs. Robertson won from Mrs.
Brown nnd Mrs. Apps, 15-5.
Men's Doubles—R. Robertson and
W. Mason lost to J. Richardson and
N. Robinson, 5-15; G. Tarbell nnd H.
Bates won from F Smith and W.
Moncrieff, 15-11 j T. Shields and W.
Hughes lost to W. Kenmare and M.
Brown, 14-16.
Old Timers To
Battle for Honors
The Cumberland and Courtenay
old-time Oficcer stars will do battle
on Sunday at Courtenay, completing
the home and home games of these
two teams. A lot of interest hus been
aroused locally and a large number
of fans will journey over to the
neighboring city to see the stnrs of
other days. Courtenay won the first
game and in an effort to at least
even the score the Cumberland captain has wisely switched his team
around. Thc kick off is timed for 2:30
at Lewis Park with J. Gibb acting as
referee. The following will do duty
for Cumberland: Goal, T. Carney;
right back, ,1. Stewart, left back,
"Skipper" Murray; right half, R, T.
Brown, centre half. J, Williams, left
half, Sam Gough; outside right, T.
McMillan, inside right, J. Thoburn,
centre forward, I). Bannerman, inside left, W. Younger, outside left,
Ollie  Harrison.
Courtenay's tenm will be: Thomas
J. Idiens and Les Moody; Dick Bryce,
Bob Bowie and "Doc" Noel; Hall,
Pete McGovern, Pete Daigie, Arthur
Boothman and Pete McLoughlin.
Mr. and Mrs. Hough, of Victoria,
visited the latter's mother, Mrs. O.
Harrison, Penrith nvenue, on Sunday, returning to the Capital city on
Monday. PAGE TWO
FRIDAY MARCH 13th, 1931.
The Cumberland Islander
ALMOST before we know it the advance guard
of the 1931 army of tourists will be passing
close to our doors. At least far too many of
them will pass unless we wake up to the fact that
these tourists should be cultivated and taught to
enter our doors rather than to pass them.
The average tourist requires so many dollars a
day for each day he is on tour. He must have gas,
oil. food, and sleeping accommodations. Someone
will be called upon to furnish them. In other years
we have not received our sharp of this tourist
trade and of this money.
It would be a very conservative estimate to say
that twenty tourists drive close by our town each
day. Twenty tourists a day for say 150 days
means a total of 3,000 tourists. If our town ,our
store windows, our streets, our hotels, and everything about us, could be made so attractive that
each of these tourists would find it a pleasure to
spend one dollar with us, it would mean quite a
tidy little sum to our business men and woman.
Tourists cover so much territory that they can
size up a town almost instantly. If we can make
ours a little better and let vast army of touris ts
know just what we have to offer, the tourists
themselves will see to it that we get a fair share
of their trade and our full share of publicity when
they return to their homes.
But what have we to offer? some will ask. We
have everything the other chap has to offer. Lake
Cumberland will easily keep a tourist happy for a
few days at least. Fishing, boating, swimming,
mountain climbing and a veritable paradise for
the photographer in thc mountains and valleys
close to our lake. We have a city park most favorably situated at the lake where, with a little clearing, plenty of room can be found for the tourist
to pitch his tent. Our Board of Trade should see to
it that the beauties of this district should be
broadcast wthout delay. The middle of the summer will be too late. Let's do it now!
PRESUMABLY we have had business governments in
this province. Yet the Bureau of Provincial Information tells us that the first real attempt at a soil
survey was recently undertaken by Mr. C. C. Kelley of
tlie Department of Agriculture on a tract of land near
Oyster River in the Courtenay District.
It took him six weeks to make 300 borings and
determine that of this 10,000 acres of logged-off land,
over -1,000 is first class agricultural land; 8,000 is No. 2
land and only 220 acres is valueless for farming. Swamps
account for the balance.
This area has been under option hy tbe Canada Colonization Company, an offshoot of the C.P.R. for settlement
purposes. The C.P.R. is in business and before it buys
wants to know what it is buying.
Whal a difference it would have made had all H.C.
settlement of late years been similarly directed. Even
this district is not exempt, for the late John Oliver, when
visiting one section, commented that it never should
have beeu cleared for farming. The hest crop it would
never grow, in his opinion, wus forest trees.
Mr. Kelly says that "buying land for effective farming
is impossible under the checkerboard system, since land
must be bought for its suitability for cultivation, p&sture
oi- any other purpose, und the shape of the farm will vary
according to the run of the soil.
The Bureau ndds that "if thc system is carried out in
practice it uny revolutionize pioneer farming in B.C."
It is a thousand pities that this elementary fact was not
sooner discovered by successive agricultural administrations. —-Cowichan  Leader.
■Some men never got old enough to know belier.
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Fortune never smiles on a man because he is a
closer a man is the more distant his friends
Men who don't pay as they go have a hard time
coming back.
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You are where you are in life because you are
what you are.
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You don't have to figure depreciation on mental
properly handled, help us to go for-
c iltlt 5byfce
(Satiabtau Ufaihral Asaoriatintt
Questions concerning health, addressed to the Canadian Medical Association, 184 College St.,
Toronto, will be answered per-
The heart is one of the vital organs
of the body which continues to work
when we art- asleep just as it does
when we are awake.
The heart is a muscle organ. When
it contracts, it acts as a pump circulating the blood to all parts of the
body. Every part of the body needs
blood, because it Is from the blood
that the cells of the body select the
nourishment they need, and it is into
the blood that the cells discharge
their waste products.
A good circulation is necessary if
the tissues of tho body ure to be
healthy. A good circulation cannot
be maintained unless the heart is in
proper working order. In other words
the general health of the body requires a sound heart.
The heart, like most organs of the
body, is capable of doing more than
is usually demanded of it. That is
why it is able for a time to do extra
work when it is called upon to do so
by sudden severe physical effort. It
is not advisable, however, to overstrain any part of the body because
such strain may he too great or too
prolonged, and permanent harm Tiiay
Because of its reserve power, a
damaged heart may serve a person
very well, providing care is taken -not
to throw nny extra strain on the
Those who have weakened or damaged hearts can live long and useful
lives if they avoid such efforts as
heavy lifting which throws a sudden
or extra load on the heart. They must
avoid doing anything which causes
shortness of breath, and they should
learn to stop and rest immediately if
they experience shortness of breath
or pain. They must realize their limitations, and not try to do more than
they are able.
Infection in any form h frequently responsible for heart disease. Infected teeth, tonsils or head sinuses
may be foci from which poisons and
germs are given off, causing damage
to the heart.
The prevention of heart disease
begins with attention to general
health through proper fond, fresh air
rest and play. Any focus of infection,
such as diseased teeth or tonsils,
should he removed before there is a
chance of its causing damage to the
The heart is often damaged as the
result of acute rheumatism, which is
an infection. Growing pains and
chorea, or St. Vitus' Dance, arc evidence of rheumatism in children, and
they should be treated as serious conditions in order that the heart may
be protected.
great deal of it requiring much mure
skill at handicraf:s than ii; possessed
by most persons with an ordinary
schou! education.
That in not all these children learn.
Thc threeR's are not neglected. Dut
such teaching is linked with manual
training. For instance, a boy may not
be ordinarily interested in how many
inches there are in a foot-and-a-half,
But if he needs a piece of board of
that then thc matter becomes for
him a practical one.
These special classes rarely are
troubled with truancy—the children
find them much too interesting. And,
what is more, they are playing a big
part in making happy and useful citizens out of what might otherwise lie
waste human material,
Children   Who   Are   Backward   Now
Have   Equal   Chance   With
Quicker Brothers and
Vancouver Island's
Herring Runs Big
Probably   Largest   in   Ten   Years   on
Northern Part of West
sei-.son was extended until the end
of February.
While the fish were exceptionally
abundant, they turned out to be very
low in oil content so that the oil production was small as compared with
the quantity of herring landed hy the
fishermen. On the other hand, however, the meal produced was of "very
fine quality."
Farther north in the province, in
the Prince Rupert area, there have
also heen some large catches of herring. One haul made by a purse seine
boat, for instance, brought in approximately'125 tons of fish, and some
of them had to be freed because it
was impossible to handle them. Use
of herring for reduction purposes has
been permitted in Lhis part of the
province for some years.
Commencing  March   the   16th
Running craze hits gay Paree:
French Capital has biggest cross
country race on record with an army
of 1,800 competing.
Fritish soldieis a hunting go: Following the "drag" with Royal Military Aindmey hounds at Woolwich is
high spoil event.
Australia builds a bilge dam:
Hume structure, Albany, is the largest of its kind constructed*by engineers of tbe Antipodes.
California greets relativity wizard:
V of. Albert Einstein gets an enthusiastic welcome arriving at San Diego
on the Belgenland; Sub. 1. Crowds at
Balboa Park take part in city's official tribute.
Eyes of Turfdom turn to Mexico:
Winter racing season is on with
ponies in fine fettle in warm Aqua
Caliente sun over California border;
Sub. 1. Tropical form in slow motion
—Note f^ueer sound effect from high
speed film.
The B.C. Electric, through the.tr
subsidiary company, have bcen given
a tlrec-month extension by the government in which to file tlieir plans
for the power at Elk Falls, Campbell
River. As thc former period expired
on February 28th <his will carry them
tr) June first when a decision will
hove to be made. Whatever is done
will ho of great importance to the
northern end of the island.
Meanwhile there is a good deal of
agitation against Ihe. granting of the
power rights to anyone under nny
circumstances, the resolutions having
been tabled by the Courtenay-Comox
Board of Trade and other organizations, including Associated Boards
of Trdae of Vancouver -Island, the
grounds being that tlie development
of further wnter power might militate against the cpal industry and
prevent Strathcona Park bedng taken
over as a national park if the B. C.
Electric were given power to dam
Buttles Lake or Campbell River.
Last week I discussed the problem
of backward children. I told of the
special classes that have been established for this type of child in some
of the schools in the larger cities.
Today, I want you lo come with me
to visit one of these classes.
We come to the door of what seems
to be an ordinary classroom. But
after the door u opened to our knock
we find that it is not like any classroom familiar to us from our school
The first thing that strikes us is
the noise—much more noise than was
ever allowed when we went to school.
And perhaps tho next thing we notice
is that the class is only about half
the usual number-—often boys and
girls together.
Here in the front row is a little
girl who has just begun school. She
is busy with a pair of scissors cutting
illustrations out of a magazine. In
the next row a girl is making bright
flowers out of crepe paper. And in
the back row another girl is working
on an intricate piece of embroidery.
Across the room, where most of the
noise comes from, a boy is eutting
out wooden toys with a fret-saw. A
second boy is finishing them off with
sand-paper, while a third gives them
a coat of paint.
In the next corner three boys are
planing, sawing and fitting tugether
pieces of hoard to make a set of
book shelves. Elsewhere in the room
boys and girls are making reed baskets and caning the bottoms of chairs.
Around the walls may be seen dozens
of samples of the children's work, u
Herring runs on the northern part
of the west coast of Vancouver Island were much larger dining early
weeks of the year than for some ten
years past, according to reports made
to the Dominion Department of Fisheries by its inspector at Nootka, and
reduction plant operations to produce
meal and oil were continued night
and day.
Utilization of herring in reduction
works is not, ordinarily permitted in
Vancouver Island ureas but this year
with a view to assisting in meeting
employment needs, the Department
allowed it to be carried on and, north
of Barclay Sound, the herring fishing
A Real Laundry
Comox Valley Laundry
Thomas Bros.
Phone   71   or   23,   Cumberland
Courtenay Phone 200
Let   us   make   things   look  like
new for you this Spring,
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Rooms Steam Heated
The good weather will soon be here and there ia just
time to get that new suit for Easter.
With our system of measuring we guarantee a fit.
Our experience costs you nothing extra.
Suits from $27.50
Union Street Courtenay
full-bodied ale of
the true Burton flavor.
Made of the finest
Canadian malt and
British Columbia hops
. . . quality equal to
the best British ales
and reasonably priced.
%iivii  uiini   liurwrur limited "vr"
Phis advertisement is nut published or displayed by tbe Lic|uo
Control Board or by tbe Government of British Columbia.
Friday and Saturday
March 13th and 14th
Feet First
From tip to toe-hell tickle you
You'll bate your breath though you're bursting
with laughs! When you see and hear the Lloyd
joy in his new tickle-thriller. Here today! Hawaii tomorrow! The hair-raising adventure of
an ambitious shoe-clerk who can't keep his feet
on the ground. Or his heart under control! A
ridiculous revel of riotous, up-dn-the-clouds romance that keeps the chuckles chugging a smile-
a-second. At last the orgiginal thrill-provider
surprasses his own palpitating achievements.
"Feet First" beats "Safety Last!"
Plnii'om's Sweethearts in a Hair-
Trigl er Romance of Smooth tip-
penrovld Racketeers.
Star of "Pio Rita" Tops every
Dror atic I'igh Spot With Finest
Pcrf' nuance of Her Career
Burning Up the Crooked Byways To
The Straightaway Ahead . . .A Vibrantly Dramatic Story From The Gen
ius of Bayard Veiller author of "Trial
of Mary Dugan" & "Within the Law"
Monday and Tuesday
MARCH 16th and 17th
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and Thursday
March 18th and 19th
From the international success by George M. Cohan
millions-have paid
that super
in the merry
of laugh
Nf. fM Hrin tt
t Ant ktssj and
ls*»e. Mnllh
wHh Km latl, will
Love rti.it wai born
in gayety, lived In
tragedy lad never,
never died. It's* joy
to tee—an honor to
Millions have paid millions in tribute to the genius
of Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hanimerstein,
2nd. Their stage successes invariably catch the
fancy of playgoers because they have universal
These gifted creators recently went to Hollywood
to produce a motion picture according to their
own ideas.' The result is "VIENNESE NIGHTS",
It is better than their best and will be a greater
success than their greatest successes!
It has romance but that's not all; it has color
and glamor but that's not all; it has drama but
that's not ail; it has laughter and tears but that's
not all; it has human interest and heart interest
and that's not all.
"VIENNESE NIGHTS" has all these, but more
important it* represents a new idea, told in a new
Come and judge for yourself!
"VIENNESE NIGHTS" comes to the Ilo-Ilo on
Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st. The
picture is done entirely in technicolor.
So strange! So great!
So overwhelmingly
beautiful that you'll
never, never forget it FRIDAY MARCH 18th, 1931.
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When Purchasing
See that it bears the name of Hot-
point or Manning-Bowman which
stand for outstanding quality in Electrical Appliances.
A full line of percolators, waffle irons
grills, vacuum cleaners, irons, curling
tongs, etc., always on hand.
for Sale by
Cumberland Electric Lighting
Company Limited
Cumberland and Union
Waterworks   Co.,   Ltd.
Phone 75
A. B. CLINTON, Manager.
Manufacturers of .
Rough and Dressed Lumber
All higher grade Finishings, Moudings and every
building material.
Royston Lumber Co., Ltd.
R. R. No. 1, Cumberland, B. C.
PHONES-  — — —   (office> Cumberland 159
"(Night Call, Courtenay 134X
Editor Sues Mayor
At a meeting of the W.B.A. on
Thursday evening, Mrs. S. Covert
was. appointed delegate to the Provincial Conference to be held at the
Empress Hotel, Victoria, on April
27th, when Miss Vina Best Miller will
be honor guest. Mrs. D. Morgan was
appointed alternate representative
and Mrs. H. Jackson president of the
W.B.A., Cumberland, will accompany
the delegates.
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Mrs. G. E. Apps and Mrs. G. J.
Richardson were joint hostesses at
the tea hour on Thursday afternoon
at the home of the latter, Maryport
Avenue. Those calling were Mrs. E.
R. Hicks, Mrs. G, K. MacNaughton,
Mrs. E. Robinson, Mrs. H. Bryan,
Mrs. A. B. Clinton, Mrs. J. Shortt,
Mrs. J. Conway, Mrs. A. McKinnon,
Mrs. M. Brown, Mrs. T. H. Mumford.
Mva. Rnffn, Mr.s. E. Pickard and Mrs.
W. P. Symons.
The Lady Foresters held a very
successful whist drive on Thursday
evening in the Lodge rooms, on completion of lodge business, fifteen
tables were in play, Mrs. Whitehouse
winning lady's first prize, Mn. Mor-
ello, the second prize and Mrs, J.
Murray consolation. The refreshments served by the ladies were deli-
ciouB and a jolly time was had by all
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Mr. D. Morgun, of Minto, had tlie
misfortune to badly bruise his foot
whilst following his occupation at
No. 5 mine, by a fall of stone. He'is
resting comfortably at his home,
Mrs. J. Bennie, Jr., entertained
the members of the Thursday night
bridge club at her home on Thursday
evening, when Mrs. A. Lockhart wns
honor guest of the club. Two tables
of bridge were in play, Mrs. J. Bennie securing first prize and Mrs. J.
H. Robertson the second. Dainty refreshments were served at the end
of the card games. Those present
were Mesdames J. H. Cameron, M.
Stewart, W. Hutch.inson, A. Maxwell
Jr., A. Lockart, J. H. Robertson, J.
Bennie and Miss Lou Sheppard.
Mr, Gordon Cavin, of Cavin's Shoe
Store wus a business visitor to Nanaimo on Tuesday.
A large attendance marked the
regular meeting of the ladies' auxiliary of the Cumberland General Hospital held on Friday last. Arrangements for the annua) hospital ball to
be held on April 17th were completed. It is understood that the auxiliary
will be augmented in the near future
by a junior branch. At the present
time the junior members are associate members only of the auxiliary.
Following the meeting refreshments
were served and a social hour enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron (nee Margaret Gibson) are receiving thc congratulations of friends on the recent
arrival of a daughter.
Port Alberni, March 7.—Major R. J.
Burde, M.C., editor and publisher of
the Port Alberni News, issued a writ
yesterday for damages for slander,
against John Alexander Kendall, mayor of Port Alberni.
The statement of claim alleges that
after the City Council meeting on
Monday evening, Mayor Kendall stated
that Major Burde conspired with E. J.
Cronk to defraud the city of certain
moneys during 1927, whilst Major
Burde was an alderman.
The writ was issued in Nanaimo.
Alexander MacNeil, barrister, is representing Major Burde.
Eagles Advance In
Cup Competition
The O. B. Allan Cup district final on
the Central Sports grounds at Nanaimo un Sunday between Cumberland
and Nanaimo Southend, proved very
disappointing from a football point of
view, says the Nanaimo Herald, as neither team displayed any good football
thioughout the entire game, with the
exception of the Southend half-back
line, especially Broderick and Bevis,
who both played a sterling game,
While neither forward line was any-
thlng like what a forward Une should
be, Cumberland on one or two occasions did a little combination work,
but Southend forwards showed no cohesion whatever and thereby nullified
the good work of their half-backs, who
gave them fine place passes time after
time only to see them wasted-
Cumberland had the better of the
play for the flrst ten minutes after
which Southend took their share and
half-time came without a score. Williams in goal for the locals made a
brilliant save from the first time shot
by Gibson, Cumberland's inside right,
the only outstanding event in the Initial period.
The sscond half was a repetition of
the flrst with the visitors having the
batter of the exchanges, and Gibson
opened the scoring for Cumberland after ten minutes of play, the same player converting a penalty six minutes
from the end on a foul by Ostle. Paul
missed i glorious chance to score for
.Southend just before time when he
skied a ball over the bar when close
in to the goal-mouth, the final whistle
blowing to find Cumberland the winners by 2 to 0.
California Visitors
Honored Before
Returning South
Cumberland, March 9.—Mr. and Mrs.
H. Schrader and little daughter, who
spent the fall and winter months here
with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. Coe, left on Saturday morning by
motor for their home in Richmond,
California. Before their departure
they were guests of about 75 of thelj
Cumberland friends at a jolly farewell party on Friday evening ln the
Cumberland hall. In the early evening
whist and crib games were played with
17 tables in progress, winner of prize
for the highest score ln the former being Matt Littler and ln the latter Mrs.
H. Brown for the ladles and F. Martin
for the gents. Dainty and abundant refreshments were then served by the
ladies present after which a very jolty
time ensued in dancing and various
amusing games and contests. The high
light of the evening was the waltz contests, the modern style as opposed to
the "Old Country" style when after
much changing of partners and very
serious deliberation by the Judges, lt
was Anally decided that in the former
ladies were more adept, Mrs. Herd and
Mrs. Damonte being chosen as winners but that in the latter the gentlemen were ln a class by themselves, J.
Murray and W. Mossey carrying off the
honors. In thc musical chair game, Mrs.
Herd and V. Frelone won ladies' and
gent's awards respectively. During the
evening, Mayor Maxwell, after presenting the prizes asked the honor guests
to accept a lovely bridge set from their
friends gathered, expressing regret at
their departure and the best wishes of
all. Mr. and Mrs. Schrader replied in
turn expressing their appreciation of
the kindness shown them. Mrs. J.
Murray was an efficient mistress of
Historic Wolfe's Cove Assumes New Aspect
Tht ttsmt of th. landing of
On.nl Wolf., under th. towering cr»g» crowned by th. Plains of
Abraham and the City of Quebec,
la about to become the setting for
yet another important event in the
history of Canada. On September
li, 1TB9. th. British force* dis-
ambarksM at what ia now known as
Wolf.'a Cot., to capture Quebec.
On sTun. 2, 1931, passengers from
the new 42,600-ton Canadian Pacific
liner "Empress of Britain", on her
'' l Ttqrage from Southampton,
will land with-
Osnusral Wsstt«
Pacific's main line
Thia new traffic link, whirh is being
completed by the company at a cost
of aome 12,000,000, will eliminate
the present journey through Quebec's   terminals   and   materially
shorten the .running time from the
ship's side to all important Canadian and American centres. A
concrete quay-wall, 4,300 feet in
length, with 40 feet of water at low
tide, will provide berthing space for
the new giantess and ner sister
"White Empresses", and five railway tracks, converging into one
at the end of the wharf and thence
turning into the new tunnel, will
Hospitall Ball
under auspices of thc
Ladies' Auxiliary Cumberland General Hospital
serve to transfer passengers from
the bosom of the St. Lawrence to
tiieir respective destinations. Disembarkation will bo effected through
a two-storey shed, with stairways
leading down to the trains. The
pictures show: (IJ Wolfe's army
landing to capture Quebec, (from
an old drawing), i'l) Thc ti nnH
mouth near the riverside, now under
construction. (8) General Wolfe.
Powell River and Cape Lazo, Vancouver Island, will be linked by submarine telephone cable. Within a few
weeks the British Columbia Telephone
Company expects to receive from England a spclally manufactured cable,
single wire, twenty-two miles In length,
with which to replace the present radio-telephone link.
Admission $1.00
Refreshments included
Tourist Cabins
For Sandwick
J. Lupton, who has resided ln the
district tor the past six or seven years,
and who recently acquired a piece of
property on thc Mission Hill, Sandwick, next to W. J. McQuillan, announces that he Intends to start building a number of cabins on the Highway for auto-camping purposes. Mr.
Lupton will commence building operations almost Immediately and expects
to have four or Ave cabins in shape
for the tourist trade. The number of
cabins to be built will depend upon
the demand.
Mr. Lupton Is splendidly situated on
thc Island Highway and his property
commands a wonderful view of the
Olaclcr ond thc Beaufort Range. Bathing can also be had within a lew minutes' walk in the Tsolum river, and not
forgetting that his camp will be at the
gateway of thc finest fishing and hunting paradise on the Island.
ceremonies. Adding to the pleasure of
the guests was a programme of Interesting songs by Mrs. W. Warren, Mrs.
J. Strong. J. Murray and W. Warren.
Messrs. Matt and R. Littler and Mrs.
C. Walker who provided dance music
were recipients of gifts. "For They Are
Jolly Good Fellows" was heartily sung
by the company and heartily endorsed
by all.
Nanaimo Wins
From Courtenay
At Badminton
The team of Courtenay badminton
players who Journeyed to Nanaimo on
Saturday met defeat in thc tournament with the Nanaimo team, the
home team taking seven games to Ave
for the visitors. The defeat was somewhat softened, however, by the royal
reception given to the visitors. This
is the fourth match in the series with
Nanaimo this year and it is hoped that
the Nanaimo team will again visit
Courtenay before the end of the season. The following are the scores, the
Nanaimo players mentioned first in
each case:
Mixed Doubles
Miss V. Rogers and M. Blunt defeated Capt. Ash and Miss McKinnon,
15-5, 15-11; Miss J. Hawthornthwaite
and L. LePas defeated Miss Carey and
D. Lockhart. 15-13, 18-15; Miss E. Gray
and A. Howe defeated Miss D. Maxwell and B. Brown, 15-8, 15-4; Miss
W. Fox and J. McCansh defeated Mrs.
Cope and W. Dobson, 15-3, 13-15, 15-
0; Miss Jessup und J. Carrigan lost to
Mrs. Fairbairn and R. Idiens, 8-15, 15-
4, 14-17; Mrs. Blunt and H. Jones lost
to Miss M. Duncan and O. Wilson, 8-
15, 15-4, 14-17.
Ladies' Doubles
Miss V. Rogers and Miss J. Hawthornthwaite defeated Miss C. McKinnon and Miss C. Carey, 12-15, 15-6,
15-8; Miss E. Gray and Miss W. Fox
defeated Mrs. Cope and Miss D. Max-
wellfl 15-12. 13-15, 15-13; Miss E, Jessup and Mrs. Blunt lost to Mrs. Falrbalrn and Miss M. Duncan. 0-15, 7-15.
Men's Doubles
M. Blunt and L. LePas defeated
Capt. Ash and D. Lockhart, 15-4, 18-
13; A. Howe and J. McCansh lost to
W. Dobson and W. Brown, 4-15, 7-15;
J. Carrigan and H. Jones lost to R.
Idiens and G. Wilson, 3-15, 11-15.
Minister Firmly
Endorses Sargon
No matter where you go—North,
East, South or West—there ore thousands who testify that they owe their
strength, vigor and well being to Sargon. Rev. Chas. K. Auger, 1803, W.
2nd Ave., Spokane, Wash., recently
"I was so weak and rundown I was
nt the point of complete exhaustion.
My food disagreed with me, I hardly
knew what it was to get a good
night's sleep, and I seemed to lose
weight and strength continually.
"Sargon and Sargon Soft Mass
Pills corrected my toubles speedily. I
eat heartily, and my food agrees with
nie, with none of thut former indigestion. I have gained eight pounds and
am again strong and vigorous."
Sold by Lang's Drug & Book Store.
Dental Surgeon
Office Cor. uf Dunsmuir Ave.
Opposite llo-llo Theatre
The Scottish
Alice St., Courtenay
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*-*********** 000*0*0.
Charlie Dalton
Meets Boat ut Union Bay
Every Sunday morning
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Opposite llo-llo Theatre
Cumberland, B.C.
Practical Barber & Hairdresser
Child'n's hair cut any style 36c
Ladies hair cut any style 60c
P. P. Harrison
Main Office
Courtenay         Phone 268
Local Office
Cumberland Hotel in Evenings
Telephone  115R or 24
After this
"I'm    tarry,    sir,    every
room in the place it taken I"
waa     in    a    pretty
He   had   expected
to spend the night in- the
town, but evidently many
others had the same idea.
"If I'd only taken Jack's
advice and made reservation by long-distance tele*
phone," Bill reflected. But
he hadn't, so there was no-
• thing left to do but push on
to the next point—after he
had put through a telephone
call to make sure of accommodations   there.
"Believe me, I'm going to
let the telephone save ma a
lot of inconvenience from
now on," he said, as he con*
ttnued on his way.
j         Orders lefl nt Henderson's Candy Store will receive
David Hunden, Jr.
COAL     —    GENERAL HAULING     —     WOOD
nl nil descriptions
Automobile Side Curtains and
Harness Repaired
Star Livery Stable
ALEX MAXWELL, Proprietor.
Autos for Hire.   Coal and Wood Hauling given very
prompt attention.   Furniture and Piano
Storage if desired.
Phones I and 61
Cumberland, B.C. PAGE FOUR
FRIDAY MARCH 13th, 1931.
New Spring Goods
EMPIRE FUGI.—Known all over for its wonderful
softness, good quality, and suitable for dresses
underwear, and many other useful purposes. This
shipment came direct to us from Glasgow, Scotland, and we pass on the saving to you. The price is
only 35c per yard, 3 yards for $1.00. Colors: nile,
navy, white, pink, canary, red and 2 shades pink.
SCOTTISH PRINTS.—Some of the prettiest patterns
we have ever had in stock, every color guaranteed
Rockt'ast. 3(! inches wide, price   35c
BROADCLOTHS.—We have a splendid assortment of
plain broadcloth in most the wanted colors at 29c
per yard.
has arrived, the designs and quality are all that
the word Forsyth demands. See thc-m at Sutherland's.
NEW BILTMORE HATS.—Hats are smarter in shape
this Spring, the usual good colors are to the fore.
See some of the new ones in our window.
MEN.S OVERALLS.—Prices are still climbing DOWN
8 oz. overall, red back, the usual grade, price $1.59
per pair.
Sutherland's Dry Goods
The Grocery Store of <
1  Quality and Economy! ! '!
The best foods only at rock bottom prices is our motto.       '
Prompt, good service and deliveries at all times.
Learn the convenience of shopping by telephone. Just
phone 71 and your order will be attended to immediately. You will have nothing to worry about for it will
be filled exactly as you directed, and the packages are
checked and re-checked to avoid the possibility of
Mumford's Grocery
Phone 71 Prompt, Courteous Service
"If You Get It at Mumford's It's Good"
Floral Designs
Made up to suit any occasion.
Any order 'phoned before midnight will be waiting for you
the following morning.
Just 'Phone Your Request
We'll do the rest
No. is 324 Courteney
Night  'Phone  98X
For some time- we hftve been bothered with boys breaking insulators by
shooting at them or by throwing
stones, As thia mattor is very serious
nnd might be thc means of stopping
work in the mines for one dny ur
more, anyone found damaging the
Company's property will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
By order of tlie Management,
10-14    (DUNSMUIR),  LIMITED.
Mr. H. Kelly, of Vancouver, is the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Kelly.
We Have Made a Success
We are more than pleased at the results attained
through our weekly
Cash and Carry
. . Specials . . . ■
and intend to continue with them , i
9      If you do not see any prices advertised in our ad. each      I '
I       week you can be sure of special prices in our windows.
Extra Specials
Each Week On . . .
We have some special prices this week on fresh vegetables which it will pay you to look over.
Everything in Quality Meats I
Personal Mention
%gg^ffi^yagW''^^^^j£uTrji asai fii"2£ iM^i*
A merry party of young folks paid
a surprise visit to Joe Whyley at his
home on Friday evening and spent a
very happy time at games and various
amusements also enjoying radio music.
Girls of the party assisted Mrs. Whyley
in serving dainty refreshments. Those
present were Bessie Brown, Barbara
Martin, Allison Geikie, Margaret West-
field, Gertie Davis, May Beveridge,
Chrissie Robertson, Myrtle McMillan,
Alice Brown, Lily Picketti, Jean Quiim
Enis Boonra, Cyril Davis, John Bannerman, Leland Bannerman, Bryson
Parnham, Douglas Baird, Bill Slaughter, Preston Bruce, James Tierney,
Wllbert Auchterlonie, Harvey Herd,
David Hunden, Joe Whyley.
* u        ♦
The lady foresters entertained members and friends at whist following
their regular meeting on Thursday evening. Nine tables were in progress, Mrs.
W. Graham securing highest score,
thus winning first prize while Mesdames W, Keenan, W. Weir and T.
Brown cut the cards tor second prize,
having an equal score. Mrs. Keenan
was successful. Delicious refreshments
were   served   by   the   committee   in
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Thoburn, Robert
and Edna motored to Nanaimo where
they spent the week end.
«    •    •
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Robertson entertained the members of the "Nomads"
Cribbage club at their home on Friday
evening. Five tables were in play, many
interesting games of the popular game
being enjoyed. Successful in winning
prizes were: Ladies' flrst, Mrs. Guy;
second, Mrs. T. James; consolation,
Mrs. J, Derbyshire; gent's first. Mrs.
R. Brown (substituting); second, A.
Boothman and consolation, T. Brown.
A dainty supper was served during the
evening with music and othsr diversions rounding out a happy time.
+    *    *
Mr. and Mrs. F. Wilcock were weekend visitors to Nanaimo, Mrs. J. Cun-
Hfte accompanied them.
* *    •
Mrs. B. Williams and Mrs. R. K.
Walker were winners of the ladies' first
and second prizes; T. Shields and C.
Walker won those for gents at the
Welsh Society's Saturday night whist
drive and social. Fourteen tables were
ln progress of play on conclusion of
which ladies of the society served
dainty refreshments.
* *    *
Cumberland branch of the Canadian
.Legion held their weekly whist drive
at Memorial hall on Saturday evening
when Mrs. J. Quinn and Mrs. W. Mossey won ladles' flrst and second prizes
respectively, with those for gents going
to Mrs. W. Hutchinson (substituting)
and G. Guy. There were eighteen tables
ln progress of play. After the serving
of refreshments by ladies of the auxiliary, dancing began which terminated
at midnight, the large crowd enjoying
dance numbers supplied by tho Merrymakers' orchestra.
* *    *
Mrs, A. Wilson, of Nanaimo, spent
several days here last week, the guest
of her  sister,  Mrs.  J.  Murray,  New
* *    *
Miss Winona Baird left on Wednesday for Powell River where she will
visit her sister, Mrs. Mortimer.
Rev. Jas. Hoot'., o£ Relr;.«4it Avenue
United Church, Victoria, who spent 14
years as pastoi* cf St Ocigc's Presty-
terian and the Cumberland United
church in this city, wen :i visitor here
at the week-end, the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Brown. The reverend gentleman filled his old pulpit at both
morning and evening services on Sunday last.   He returned to the capital
on Monday.
»    *    *
Misses Jemima Mitchell and Margaret Richardson left on Saturday for
* *    t
J. C. Brown, Grand Master of the
I. O. O. F., went to Vancouver on
lodge business on Monday and returned on Tuesday.
>t    *    *
Mr. and Mrs. R. Toman entertained
on Friday evening at five tables of
bridge when Mrs. E, Calnan was winner of ladies' flrst prize and Mrs. H.
Mounce the consolation. Gentlemen's
flrst prize went to Harper Baikie, with
Mrs. W. Davis, substituting, securing
the consolation. Dainty refreshments
were served by the hostess during the
Those present included Mr. and
Mrs. E. Calnan. Mr. and Mrs. H. Baikie, Mr. and Mrs. W. Newman, Mr.
and Mrs. Smith, Mrs. A. Wain, Mrs.
W. Davis, Mrs. M. Piercy, Mrs. 0.
Morgan, Miss W. Calnan, Messrs. C.
Newman nnd J. Calnan.
* •    *
Miss Barbara Grant, of Victoria, was
the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Grant, for several days last week.
The ladles' auxiliary of the Cumberland general hospital met on Friday
night together with the associate members, when it was decided to hold the
annual hospital ball at the llo-llo
dance hall on Friday, April 17th. Routine business was transacted, following
which refreshments were served and a
few games of bridge enjoyed,
FOR SALE—Leghorn Cockerels, six
weeks' old, $1.00 :i dozen. Rossiter,
Nob Hill Orchard, Comox. 2t
Mr. Con. Reifle, of Nanaimo, was
a visitor in town on Saturday, He
also is interested Jn the Cumberland
Lawn Bowling Club and has promised
a cup for competition amongst the
* *
Four tables of bridge were iu play
when the Cumberland Men's Bridge
club met at tho home of Mr. J. Conway on Wednesday evening. Messrs.
IL Kelly and Donaldson, of Vancouver were guests of the club for the
evening. Those present included Messrs. F. .1. Dalby, F. D. Packard, R.
Shaw, T. H. Mumford, H. Bryan, L.
H. Finch, W. P. Symons, W. Eadde, J.
,1. McCreadie, N. O. De Witt, W.
Tumbull, I.. R. Stevens, W, P. Kelly,
H. Kelly, W. Mason, Donaldson, J.
Conway mid Sergt. Mansell. Following the game refreshments were
served and a social time enjoyed.
* ' *   »
At a special meeting of the Cumberland Branch of the Canadian Legion held in the Memorial Hall, past
president's badges were presented to
Comrades Spooner, Cameron, Bond
and Hutchinson.
Mrs. H. Mortimer of Powell River,
who has been the guest of her mother
Mrs. Flora Baird for the past week,
returned to her home on Wednesday.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Henderson returned to Cumberland Thursday
after spending the week in Victoria.
Mr. Henderson was lay delegate to
the Presbytery of the United church
which was held in the Capital on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
* "V   *
Tho   Cumberland   Welsh   Society
will not hold their usual whist drive
on Saturday evening, closing in favor
of the Oddfellows and Rebecca benefit whist drive and danr'c to be held
that night.
* *       «
Miss Jean Fortune, of Shawnigan,
who has been vnsiting Mr, and Mrs.
T. Baker, West Cumberland, returned to her home last week end.
Mrs. H. Mounce was hostess to a
few friends on Wednesday evening
at her home, Derwent avenue. Cribbage wns played artel a social evening enjoyed. Dainty refreshments
were served during the evening, ami
those present included Mesdames M.
Brown, T. Carey, N,ash, J. Furbow,
H. Mounce and Mr. H. Mounco.
Mr.s. C. Whyte was hostess to the
Ladies' Tuesday Night Club at her
home Derwent avenue, when three
tables of bridge were in play. Mrs.
Hamilton was honor guest, and Mrs.
W. Newman substituted for an absent member, Mrs. J. Quinn. The first
prize went to Mrs. J. D. Davis, consolation to Mrs. C. McDonald. Dainty
refreshments were served at the end
of play. Among those present were
Mrs, Hamilton, Mrs. Ti. Abrams, Mrs.
W, Newman, Mrs. J. D, Davis, Mrs.
H. Parkinson, Mr.s. J. Lockner, Mrs.
C. McDonald, Mrs. K. Brown, Mrs.
Gear, Mrs. R. McNeil, Mrs. W. Hudson, Mrs. A. Clarke, Mrs. R. Littler,
and Mr.s. C. Whyte. •
Mr. and Mrs. F. Wilcock accompanied by Mrs. F. Dallos motored to
Nanaimo on Saturday. Mrs. Wilcock
visited in Vancouver for a few days,
Mr. Wilcock and Mrs. Dallos returning to Cuiliberland on Sunday.
Replying to this notice will bring
you full particulars of our organization. If you havo business abil,
ity, personality, nre interested in
serving the public with nn entirely new fabric for suits and dresses,
in earning from $100.00 to .$1000
this Spring, and in establishing
your own business, then answer at
British Knitwear Limited
Simcoe Ontario
Mr. Donaldson, of the Donaldson
Chemical Co., Vancouver, was a visitor to Cumberland on Wednesday
and Thursday and whilst in the city
inspected the bowling green of the
Cumberland Literary and Athletic
Association. Before leaving the city
Mr. Donaldson gave some instruction
to the secretary of the club on how
to improve the green so that play
can be commenced this year in May.
* *    *
A jolly social time was had by
members of the Gedunkers club when
they met nt the home of Misses Dina
and Jessie Baird on Thursday evening. Delicious refreshments were
served during the evening. Amongst
those present were the Misses Marshall. Rend-ill, Lillian Banks, Edna
({ear, Bet'i Horbury, Evelyn Carey,
Isabel He'd, Helen Parnham, Dina
and Jessie Baird.
* *    *
Mrs. J. J. McCreadie was hostess
on Monduy evening at her home on
Wlnderme -e avem .\ when two tables
of bridge were in play. Mrs. J. Conway seem :d first ivlze, and Mrs. H.
Bryan second. Di nity refreshments
were serv d by th-1 hostess. Amongst
tbose prer mt wen Mrs. E. R. Hiicks,
Mrs. G. 'I. MacNaughton, Mrs. J.
Shortt, M 3. A. CU lton, Mrs. H. Bryan. Mrs. .T. Conwt y, Mrs. W. Turn-
bull, Mra. J. J. Ki Creadie and Miss
Molly Tarbell.
* a    *
Mr. and Mrs. D Morgan, Mr. and
Mrs. D, Hunden, "Mrs. A. G. Jones,
Mrs. F. C -vert, If s. D. Price, Mrs.
H. Jackson and K s. S. Davis journeyed to Courter y on Friday last
to pay their last napecta to the late
Mrs. Margaret Le 'is. In accordance
with Mrs. Lewis' vrsh, the psrty sang
"Aberystwyth", a favorite Welsh
hymn of the deceased.
* *
A merry party o? friends surprised
Mr. and I Irs. Ma t Littler at their
home, Windermere ave. Monday evening. Brid :e and whist were played,
prize-winners for whist being anoun-
eved as ( -st, Mrr- W. Whitehouse,
(Royston), second. Mrs. S. Davis and
consolation, Mr. Matt Littler. Delicious refreshments were served after
whicli a great deal of amusement was
caused by the reading of cups by
Mr. M. Littler and Mrs. D. Bell. A
real pleasant evening was spent by
all present. The party consisted of
Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. D. Bell, Mrs. S.
Davis, Mrs. R. Littler, Mrs. White-
house, Mrs. J. Thoburn, Mrs. C.
O'Brien, Mrs. R. D. Brown and Mr.
nnd Mrs. M. Littler,
DDD for skin
Wt cools, miitlu's Instantly. A fluid
that ucliinU}' doi's wash tlio blemished
akin clean. A bad si.in Is unfortunate,
cmlarrassiiii:, imneriSKiry, wlill this
formula so rich ln heulin; elements.
The family of the Into Mrs. M.
Ducca take this means of thanking
nil fvlemls for their many kind expressions of sympathy for floral tributes and for the loan of cars on the
occasion of the funeral a flevotesl
wife and mother.
Mr. T. Armstrong, of Dunsmuir
Avenue, has been appointed
agent for thc Cumberland Bakery. Orders will receive prompt
attention   by   telephoning   70.
14 BFRoT $1.00
Also a full line of cakes and
pastries. Delivevics made daily.
Special Spring Coats
and Dresses
at remarkable prices
New style Spring Coats, all sizes, all colors.
Beautiful Spring Dresses, all sizes, all colors, $6.90
Print Dresses, the latest styles, all sizes, all colors,
at money-saving prices ...- $1.45, $1.69, $1.95
W. H. Anderson - Union Hotel
Trouble At The
Cumberland P. O.
Serious State of Affair* Reported By
The Cumberland Post Office has
been the rendezvous of the younger
generation for many, many months
now, and there is nothing wrong in
that. Complaints, however, have been
made to the staff at the Post Office,
to the police, to the press and to anyone who will listen, that patrons of
the Post Office cannot get near their
mail boxes for youngsters playing
around inr.ide the building. If the
caretaker puts thein outside a pedestrian is liable to have a skipping rope
round his 'or her neck, or perhaps
run into by a bum h of hoodlums on
roller skat .»s. The :limax was reached this wc >k when the two desks in
the Post Office hallway were attacked by four young folks of the city.
Names an 1 Initials were carved on
the face of the desks and it will cost
quite a bit of labor to have the furniture re-faced. Section 539 of thc
Criminal Code of Canada says "Everyone who wilfully commits any
damage, h jury or spoil to, or upon
any real or personal property, either
corporeal or incor loreal, and either
of a public or privj-f<? nature, Is guilty
of an offer.Se and liable on summary
convicti n, to a penulty no exceeding
twenty ri. liars. i" such sums of
money together with costs, if ordered
arc not pnl I, either .immediately after
the conviction, or *vithin such period
as the Jus'ice, at t'ie time of conviction appoints, the Justice trttiy cause
the offender to be imprisoned for any
term not exceeding two months, with
or without hard labor."
Names have been secured of some
doing wilful damage, but we under*
stand it is not thc intention of the
authorities to proserute at this time,
but u warning is hereby issued, that
if a repitition of the offenses occur,
prosecution will surely follow. It is
up to the parents of all children in
town to "instruct their off-spring to
keep clear of the Post Office. Get the
mail, then get away should be the
parents word to son and daughter.
have a large stock of second hand
and rebuilt typewriters, all makes,
which wc are offering at greatly
reduced rates. Prices ranging from
$35.00 to $80.00. Terms arranged
to suit customer. Remington Typewriters Ltd., 321 Pemberton Bldg..
Victoria. 4t>
When in doubt as to a good Haircut or Shave, or for
friendly service, visit
Central Barber Shop
A. B. Gatz proprietor
Our business is run on santiary methods and you are
assured of the best
525 Seymour street, Vancouver
$1,000 for $750
»% Pay 6%
$5.00 Monthly
Guaranteed by $50,000 paid in cash for Guaranteed
Shares having no withdrawal privileges, also Selected
First Mortgages.
Tlie Yorkshire & Pacific Securities Ltd.
General Managers
Not Only Quality. . ..
. . . But prices equal to any other merchant at the
north end of the Island. It is not often that we are
given to boasting, but honestly folks, we do pride ourselves on the quality of our meats. They are bought
with the utmost care and our long experience at the
business is a great help in this direction .... WE
HARDLY EVER GET "STUNG", the result is quality
meats for our customers.
City Meat Market
W. P. Symons Phone 111
"The Store That Appreciates Your Patronage"
Seedless and full of juice, 50 for 50c
2 Pink Salmon, total value 90c
SPECIAL PRICE, 3 one-pound tins 75c
2 lbs. of Bulk Tea and 1 Green Tea Pot, 5-cup AC _
capacity for uut
Full Stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
Matt Brown's Grocery
For Service and Quality
Phone 30 Cumberland


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