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mmjfUlgl Issued    For  Hie   Inform a Hon of all engaged   in rhe Company's Services.	
Number 18
June 1st, 1937
Big Crowds Gather
At London Office
On Coronation Day
Many Company People See
Royal Procession From
Vantage Point
Dawn of Coronation Day in the
Company's EuropeSnfcHead Office,
London, found the gaily decorated
building on Trafalgar Square a- hive
of activity. More than six hundred
members of the Canadian Pacific
organization in Great Britain and
the European continent were assembling there for a view of the
Coronation Procession. Situated almost at the very apex of interest,
and commanding views of the Procession both going to and coming
from Westminster Abbey, the Canadian PacificliiMfice building provided a vantage point of peculiar dis-
tinction. Its decorative scheme designed by P. A. Staynes, whose
work adorns the public rooms and
halls of the Company's ocean liners,
Iwasjcpficeived in a general SB§83|
of gold and white, setting off brilliantly the full colored heraldic
emblems and shields of the Provinces of Canada. Flowers formed
the refreshing embellishment of first
floor balconies, gold and white bas-
ketwork supported the floral groups.
Streamers of white and1 gold fell
gracefully from golden maple Tea&esl
aloft under the main cornice of the
building.    Over  the  dooagray was
■placed a huge gold and jewelled
crown. Britain's ancientiMlion and
Unicorn devices support|Sfthe Canadian Pacific roof sign, and over all
flew the Canadian Pacific house flag
mast high tojjtgast and West. At
night transmitted light in turquoise
blue jewelled* all the windows of the
building giving an ethereal effect of
turquoise, gold and white among
contrastingly flood-lit b*vffl'dings of
the famous Square.
Directors at Abbey
With two directors of the Com-
pany honored with invitations to be
present at the Abbey ceremony, and
the London building fully "manned"
to acclaim the coronation of Their
Majesties, the Canadian Pacific
worthily celebratedjKbTe royal occasion in London. The two directors]
in attendance at the Abbey were
Rt. Hon. Reginald McKenna, and
Sir Edward R. PeSBgEk. G.C.V.O.
Within the Canadian Pacific
building from early dawn many who
had been up long before daybreak,
and some who had been up all
night,   gathered   comparing   traffic
■congestion notes, and watching the
tremendous surge of the crowds
mustered in Trafalgar Square which-
had been seejrShg with sight-seers
since the previous afternoon. Of the
six to seven hundEeaJKccupants of
the Company's building one hundred and fifty were seat purchasers
who had secured positions1 in the
excellent seaflnjj; spacejarforded by
the    specially-built    grand    stand
■within the ground floor wiSdoma
space. Other privileged guests of
the executive, influential travel
agents and friends, and the Europ-
ean manager and party including
executives and' friends from head
(Continued on page 2, col. 3)
J. Charters Becomes
D.F.A. at Vancouver
Promotion For Chief Clerk to
General Freight Agent in
James Charter!
James Charters took
over as division freight
agent for British Columbia, with head-
quarters at Vancouver,
on May 1, after wide
experience in Company affairs in British
Columbia since 1911.
The former chief clerk
to the general freight
agent at Vancouver
joined the Company at Montreal in
1908, after coming to Canada from
his native Scotland.
In 1911 he went to Vancouver as
stenographer in the general freight
office there. Promotions brought him
the posifaifis of chief clerk in the
city freight office in 1912, rate clerk
in the division freight deparfmenfl
in 1916, and assistant chief clerk and
BareSchief clerk in the same department.
In 1926 he became travelling
jfagjght agent throuj|]jout the Okanagan Valley and Kootenays, and, in
1929, chief clerk to the general
freight agent. In his new capacity as
division freight agent, Mr. Charters
will have jurisdiction over domestic
freight matters in British Columbia
west of Field and Crow's Nest, including the Esquimalt aijglNanaimo
Railway and British Columbia Coast
Splendid Decorations Mark
Company's Coronation Effort
English Company Man
Guarded Royal Coach
Alexander Sturgeon, of the Company's Investigation Staff, Southampton, figured In the Coronation
procession In London, England, on
May 12. With the Yeomen of the
Guard, Mr. Sturgeon oceupled the
position beside the left front wheel
of the Royal Coach from St. James's
Palace to Westminster, and again
from Westminster to St. James's
Palace on the return Journey. He
had a fine war record, serving the
Garrison Artillery on the French,
Belgian and Italian fronts.
T. F. Turner Earns
Rail Club Award
Moosejaw Employe Captures High Honor With
Comprehensive Essay
Company's Buildings World-Wide Carry Coronation Decorations
This Illustration conveys a comprehensive idea of the Company's expression of loyalty and rejoicing on the
Coronation of His Majesty George VI. Picture No. 1 shows the dining saloon decoration in the "Duchess of Bedford." No. 2 shows the Brandon, Manitoba, station and Is a good example of the gay and gallant decorations along
the main line. No. 3 Is the Toronto city ticket office at the corner of King and Yongo Streets. No. 4 shows the
Coronation colors on the main entrance of the Winnipeg station, and No. 5 the main entrance of the Windsor
Station, Montreal. Picture No. 6 shown the Company's buildinc In LonHnn, "Rintlftiul, royally.decorated and from
which approximately 700 people viewed the Coronation procession passing to and from Westminster Abbey. No. 7
and No. 8 are glimpses of the decorations on the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, and the Royal York, Toronto.
Efficient Service
By Communications
Coronation Broadcast Heard
In Canada With Perfect
Coronation Day was no holiday
for 105 Company employes who labored throughout the day so that
Canadians eveggwhere could hear
the broadcast of the ceremonies
from England. The lining up of the
necessary programme supply circuits for the Canadian end of the
{fffifisS.Coronation broadcast started
at 2.00 a.m., E.S.T., on May 12. The
actual schedule of programme transmission started two hours later, and
was contiguous froijnHthen until 3.00
a.m., E.S.T., on May 13.
It was necessary to use 18,153
miles of wire in feeding the various
programmes fflapjLfecEffirt the entire
schedule to 41 stations in Canada
Bhnojigh Company 'facilities or connections. In addition, special remote
installations were set up at Schreiber, Chapleau and Revelstoke.
The 43 individual programmes
distributed through Canada during
the day originated from London,
England, as well as Halifax, Saint
John, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto,
Fort William, Winnipeg, Saskatoon,
Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.
Some of these cities originated two
['pgrograrnmes, which made
fasfflultiplicity of reversals on the
[circuits necessary. This entailed a
[higfitstandard of efficiency on the
part of the technical staff and required instantaneous manipuJafciSra
of apparatus in order to provide
[continuity of programme.
Despite the strain under which the
men worked, they enjoyed a perfect
day without a single failure in
Company Veteran Earns
Safe Driving Certificate
George Thrush, veteran member
of the Canadian Pacific Express
staff at Kenora, Ont., has Deen
awarded the four-year certificate
and medal of the Ontario Safety
League for safe driviiigj. H. N.
Carlson received a two-year award
and Jack Gow the badge for one
year. Mr. Thrushijsfaward means
that for four years he has piloted
a motor truck without being involved in anyasprt of road accident,
something of an achievement in
this era of clashing fenders.
D. P. Russell Is Winner
In Oratorical Contest
D. P. Russell
D. P. Russell, of the
office of H. J. Humphrey, vice-president
and general manager,
easternjjUnes, is a bad
man to try to talk into
submission. Recently
the best orators of the
Montreal Junior Board
of Trade attempted to
argue him down, but
the result was that on
a single night Dan Russell was the
joint winner of the senioi^ebate in
addition to taking flrgt prize in the
open oratorical competition. This
is a high honor for the young Company man as|tne Junior Board of
Trade has about 650 members, and
aTlarge number of them take a t>ig
interest in oratory.
Another Company man who was
conceded a good chance to win a
speaking championship was George
Pogue, secretary to E. A. Leslie,
comptroller. He reached1 the finals
in the junior debate, but, owing to
business out of town, could not
compete on the night the championships were decided.
Low Holiday Hotel
Rates to Employes
Offer   Worthwhile
tiohs at Banff
and Lake
Company employesWand members
of their families who wish to visit
the vacation wonderland around
Chateau Lake Louise and Banff
Springs Hotel will be ablBUto do so
very cheaply this summer according to announcement by H F. Mathews, general manager of Company
Vacation rates for officers and
employes and immediate memBJrsj
of their families are much lower
than usual rates and cover all of
the varied activities around' the two
hotels. No charge is made for admission to concerts, lectures, or
dances, and half rates will be given
for the golf course at Banff and the
swimming pools. Children of seven
years of age or less will be given
half   rates   for   rooms   and   meals.
T. F. Turner
His essay on " The
Selection and Training
of Railway Personnel,
a subject of his own
teEppsing, has won for
T. F. Turner, of the
general superintendent's staff at Moose
Jaw, theft936-37 award
in the annual compe-
tition sponsored by the
Canadian Railway Club
from Montreal headquarters.
The competition is open to employes of both Canadian railways]
other than executives. By permis-
sion of W. M. Neal, western lines
vice-president, Mr. Turner^received
leave of absence to attend the annual me©g of the club and present
his essay in person, May 10, when
he was warmly congratulated upon
its excellence.
Mr. Turner is the son of James T.
Turner, formerly stationmaster at
Moose Jaw and now assistant yard-
master there. He was born in Moose
Jaw, where he received his primary
and secondary education, flniSrfina
at MoosfSfaw Presbyterian College.
He entered Canadian PaSinc? service
as junior clerk in the superintendent's office in his home city in July,
1925. Serving later in other clerical
and stenographic positions, he is
now located in the engineering department.
In his prize-winning essay he ad-
vocates a definite educational policy
in preparation for railway service
and outlines the direction and
method that might be followed.
while the rates for adults will permit a very enjoyable holiday in
Canada's most popular vacation
land  at  quite reasonable  cost.
There are many • attractions at
Banff and Lake Louise. Weeks can
be spent touring the mountains by
car, horse, or on foot. Banff has a
golf course that takes second place
to none on the continent. Both
hotels have excellent tennis courts
and swimming pools. Social activities ha^eE been highly developed
and vistors are assured an excellent
time in Canada's leading summer
mountain playground, whether their
tastes be simple or very demanding.
Stations, Office Buildings,
And Ships Gay With
Flags and Bunting
Dressing up for the Coronation,
the Company showed visiKUS loyalty
to the Crown by one of the most
[expensive arrangements of decorations in its history. Bunting, flags,
crests, banners and pictures of
Their Majesties graced Company
stations, offices and hotels from
coast to coast in Canada, extended
southward beyond the border into
the United States, were carried
across oceans by Company ships,
and made their appearance in countries across the seas where the Company has branch offices.
Centred at Windsor Station, Mont-
KegMiCompany headquarters, the
KgKgSjgtive scheme radiated outward. Scarcely a flagstSSjo^aeKloW
flags or bunting of some kind in
honor of the Sovereign who has
close peisonal contacts with the
Company. The Royal York Hotel in
Toronto, named for George VI before his accession to the Throne, was
gay on Coronation Day, while the
" R.M.S. Duchess of York," sponsored by and named after Her Majesty
the Queen, was bright with flags.
The concourse of Windsor Station
was a sight worth seeing. Bunting
Kirarjfed from the steel girders of the
ceiling roofed the immense concourse, while more bunting, streamers and banners made the walls gay
with colors. Large reproductions of
the Crown, photographs of Their
Majesties, Royal crests and flags
joined with the royal colors in a
decorative display that said more
mal3ly than the printed banners at
each end of the concourse, " God
Save the King."
Models of Insignia
In the concourse of the station
was a display of reaulftic models of
the insignia used at the Coronation.
CarefuDy copied from, the originals
which filled their historic function
on May 12 in Westminster Abbey
were models of the Imperial^tateM
Crown, ma'de for Queen Victoria in
1838; St. Edward's Crown, rwhich is
used for the act of Coronation and
dates back to Charles II; the Sword
of State; the Jewelled Sword of
State, wrS^jli "was matte for George
VI; the King's RoysSMSceptre: and
the King's Orb.
In decorating the exterior of the
station, full advantage was taken of
the castle-like architecture to make
a royal display of flags and regal
banners. The gray stone walls were
gay with colored bunting, and
among the flags was one better
known, perhaps, in distant ports of
the world than in inland Canada—
the checkered house flag of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, carried
by the Company fleet to the Seven
Other Canadian Pacific buildings
in Montreal which were decorated
with flags, banners and bunting for
Coronation week included the Express Building on St. James Strpfgl
the Telegraphs Building on Hospital
Street, the Steamships Building on
(Continued on page 2, col. 1)
Profit As Motive Power In Industry
An   Address   Delivered   Before  The   Canadian  Pacific  Luncheon Club  at  Montreal
A. B. Purvis
YOUR great Company is synonym-
Bffigjwith Canadian
enterprise at its best
the wfflSa'over. It has
L "^SaPi had £rea' leaders in
fc-^Ufa1! 'ne Pas* — leaders in
"^ ^/^A tune with the best
L.: —^ spirit of their times.
It has such a leader
now—again in tune
with the best spirit of
our times, and an inspiration to all
of us who form part of " The
Productive System."
What is the motive power of this
great "Productive System" — the
machine by which the goods we
all need are produced and distributed?
It is the urge—working in every
one of us—to make a living and
then to improve the standard of
that living. For to make that living we must from roe very nature
of our work tend to produce more
and more goods and more efficiently distribute the goods which are
It is that urge which provides a
President Canadian Industries, Ltd.
common direction for all in the
achievement of a common end. And
that end is to bring about a condition where everyone who wishes
to work and is able to work, can
enjoy for himself and his dependents not only a minimum subsistence but a standard of real material comfort.
Perhaps in time we shall find
some other motive power more
valuable in achieving our ends, because those ends will have gradually involved a changed direction.
Until then, however, let us be wary
how we replace the present motive
power, namely material self-interest, with some other which, in
effect, would mean that the work
of providing and distributing needed comforts would be left only to
(those who are prepared to work
ion a purely altruistic basis, or to
ithose who promise by some quick
or quack remedy to put us on easy
'street without our having to work
'hard to provide such  comforts.
You may feel this sounds like a
cold, even a hard-boiled, approach
to the solution of our more immediate problem. I do not think
so. I think it permits of the exercise todayaolggj^ry ounce of idealism and altruism of which we are
individually or collectively capable.
As individuals find themselves released from fear of " want," surely
we can count on their giving their
modicum of conscious as well as
unconscious direction to the achievement of a similar end for otherssjessl
fortunate. Surely also we can build
up traditions of service to that end,
and make the observance of those
traditions the test of our public
appreciation of the individual, and
[stiljjmore, of our leaders.
Nor do I think it matters if it is
levelled as a reproach against the
system that it is " capitalistic." For
two reasons:
First, it is today difficult to find
anyone who is not a capitaHsJffjilS
some degree. Unless, of course,
we are to accept •JjKe definition of
a capitalist as one who has a
(Continued  on  page  8,  col  1)
London Authorities
Honor T. E. Roberts
T; E. Roberts
Company Official Made Free
Man of Empire Capital and
Given Other Recognition
The City of London,
England, has conferred a distinguished
honor upon a memb^r^.
of the Company's staff
in the person of T. E.
Roberts, Colonization
Department, Trafalgar
Square, who conducted the Civic Party
headed by the Lord
Mayor, Sir Percy Vincent, on the visit of the delegation
from the City of London to Vancouver during the summer of last
year to ^qtl^oVdthe Golden Jubilee
Mr. Riageirts had charge of the
general arrangements for the party
during the voyage westbound on
the | Empress of Britain," and
eastbound on the " Empress of
Australia," and in recognition of
.his!;services, the City|j Chamberlain
has officially advised Mr. Roberts
that he has been granted the Freedom of the City of London as also
the Freedom of the Worshipful
Company of Homers; this means
that Mr. Roberts is now a Liveryman of one of the most ancient of
the City Companies, and also a
member of the City Livery Club.
In addition Mr. Roberts was the
recipient from the Corporation of
a very handsome silver cigarette
box decorated with the Arms of the
City of London. Page 2
June 1st, 1937
Issued  for   the  information of all  engaged In the Company's Services
Address all communications to
J. Harry Smith, Manager, Press Bureau
Room 329        Windsor Station Montreal
Decorations Mark
(Continued from page 1, col 6)
Commissioner Street, Park Avenue
Station   and ^glace   Viger   Station,
and the stations in the metropolitan
Historic Quebec
At Quebec City, the Chateau
Frontenac was decorated in keeping
with the historic part the city has
played in Empire history. Bunting
and banners were placed on the exterior, together with a generous use
of flags. The entrances to the courtyard bore a decoration of flags. For
the military ball on Coronation
night, special decorations graced the
ballroom and foyer and blended
with the dress uniforms of members of the various military units in
making the occasion a brilliant one.
The Royal York Hotel in Toronto
was made gay with Coronation decorations, while similar work was
done at the Cornwallis Inn at
Kentville in the Annapolis Valley.
Company hotels in the west which
were decorated included the Royal
Alexandra at Winnipeg, Hotel Saskatchewan at Regina, the Palliser at
Calgary, Hotel Vancouver at Vancouver, and the Empress at Victoria.
Additional points in Canada for
which the Canadian Pacific Railway
had special decorations included
■stations at McAdam, N.B.; Sher-
brooke, Farnham, Quebec City and
Three Rivers in Quebec; Smiths
Falls, Peterboro, Kingston, LaBSSrra
North Bay, Sudbury, Chapleau,
Schreiber, Port Arthur, Fort William and Kenora in Ontario; Winni-
nipeg and Brandon in Manitoba;
Regina, Moose Jaw, Swift Current,
Saskatoon and Yorkton in Saskatchewan; Medicine Hat, Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge in Alberta,
and ResSlstoke, Kamloops, Penticton, Nelson, Cranbrook, Vancouver,
Victoria and Nanaimo in British
Buildings Decorated
Office buildings decorated in addition to those at Momreal were the
ones at Saint John,  N.B., Toronto,
"■Hamilton. Windsor, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Edmonton,
Vancouver and Victoria. Provision
was also made for the decoration of
the Company's docks at Vancouver.
In union stations, decorations were
done ioqimy by the two railways.
For smaller centres, window displays were forwarded from Montreal for ticket, telegraph or express
office windows. These pictures show-
Ksalrfiiembers of the Royal Family,
and were draped with flags or bunting. In other places flags were
flown. Company ships dressed rainbow fashion, strung from stem to
stern with multi-colored flags.
Coronation Day saw another form
of Canadian Pacific celebration
which, to say the least, was most
unusual.   On all Company ships and
■Sains: and in all its dinS® rooms,
■special souvenir Coronation menus
were found on the tables. Nearly
19,000 copies were printed to fill
what was believed to be the largest
simultaneous use of any menu ever
The decorations in Montreal and
across the system were arranged by
a special committee composed of J.
W. Orrock, chairman, engineer of
buildings, Montreal; A. S. Piers,
manager of real estate, Montreal; H.
A. Greeniaus, assistant to the vice-
president and general manageraesstl
ern lines, Toronto; D. J. Gowans,
assistant manager of hotels, Montreal; and A. Rutledge, purchasing!
department, Montreal.
R. A. Pyne Stresses
Loyalty at  Calgary
Delivers Fine Address at Federated Shops Crafts Banquet
Royal York Chef Makes Contribution
This stately model of His Majesty King: George VI replete with crown
and sceptre resting: on a beautifully carved table, was sculptured in
beef suet and painted in royal colors by Louis Ricciardelli, pastry chef and
artist supreme of the Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The figure is three and a
half feet high. I.ouis Biociardelli, stands nt the right of the statue and Chef
Henri Odiau at the left.
Bowlers   Pay   Tributes
To Walter Montgomery
Officers and members of the lawn
bowling section of Montreal's Canadian Pacific Railway Amateur Athletic Association on May 30 made
a presentation to Walter Montgomery, who recently retired under the
Company's pension regulations
from the position of foreman of the
Frog Shop at Angus. Mr. Montgomery was president of the Association from 1910 to 1919, and in
1921 and 1923.
At the time of his retirement at
the end of the year, fellow workers
at Angus showed their respect for
him by making a suitable presentation. Mr. Montgomery entered
Company service in August, 1897,
at the old Delorimier Shops as a
J. Lummis Succeeds
To Auditor's Post
Big Crowds Gather
At London Office
E. F. Lawson Also Receives
Promotion Following Death
of E. H. Bridger
Patriotism, corporate loyalty and
loyalty to onejfanother were stressed
in an enthusiastically received address delivered at the second annual
banquet of the Canadian Pacific
Railway Federated Shops Crafts of
Calgary, Alta., by R. A. Pyne, Winnipeg, western lines superintendent
'qf;m'otive power, the guest of honor
and speaker of the evening. Mr.
Pyne responded to the toast to the
Company and gave eloquent testimony to the tradition of loyal service held by his department during
the last half century. R. Alderman,
representing the carmen, proposed
the toast.
Districts-Master Mechanic, H. M.
Allan, Calgary, proposed the toast
to the shops crafts, which was responded to by D. S. Lyons, general chairman of machinists and
vice-general chairman of the system
federations. Winnipeg. Messages of
congratulation were received from
T. Broad, Montreal, general chairman of the system federation.
Choice entertainment arranged by a
committee under D. Foreman included contributions from the Company's male quartette, Calgary. J.
Allen, president, was chairman, and
300 attended in the banquet room
of the Palliser Hotel.
John Lummis
John Lummis, for
more than 43 years
an employe in the office of the auditor of
freight and Splegraph
receipts at Montreal,
has been appoinreoJ
head of that department following the
death of E. IMEridger,
on March 6. In announcing the promo-
lion of Mr. Lummis to the position
of auditor of freight and telegraph
receipts, E. A. Leslie, comptroller
of the Company, also named E. F.
Lawson, central freight accouSaHa
agent, Montreal, to succeed Mr.
Lummis as assistant JM&itor of
freight and telegraph receipts.
Mr. Lummis has served the Com-
Egngnin the one departnreht since
entering service as clerk in 1893.
Steady progress brought him promotions to the position of chief
clerk, interline accounts, June 1,
1915; head interline clerk, June 1,
1916; acting chief clerk, July 16,
1927; and assistant auditor of freight
and telegraph receipts on January
1,  1933.
Mr. Lawson, who
fsuejiteeds to the post of
assistant auditor of the
department, has had
wide and varied service with the Company
since 1902. In 1902
and 1903 he was clerk
in foreign freight at
West Saint John and
Montreal. After a term
as assistant accountant, freight, in 1903,
he served temporarily as clerk, foreign freight, at Fort William, West
Saint John, Cranbrook, Lethbridge,
Michel, and Fernie in 1904. In 1906
he was cashier at West Saint John
and timekeeper at Quebec. In 1908
he became freight agent at St.
Henry; assistant freight agent, Place
Viger in 1912; freight agent, Hochelaga, in 1917; local freight agent,
Montreal, 1919; freight agent, Hochelaga, 1919; terminal freight accounting agent, Montreal, in 1921;
and central freight accounting agent
at  Company   headquarters  in  1932.
Windsor Station Couple
Honored Before Wedding
E. H. Kent, inspector in the Insurance Department, was honored
ib'^-jofficers of the Company and coworkers in the Windsor Station
offices on April 16, the eve of his
marriage to Miss Frances Clarke, of
the office of the auditor of passenger receipts. The presentation,
which was made by E. Moore, in-,
surance commissioner, took the
form of a tea?!service and cheque,
and carried with it the best wishes
of the staff. After their wedding
the following day, the couple left
directly for Miami, Florida, for their
E. F. Lawson
(Continued from page 1, col. 1)
office in Montreal were accommod-
atedon the first floor from windows
of which an excellent view of the
processionlwas obtained as it passed
onwards from the Abbey. Hundreds of the office staff were able
from certain high perched window
balconies to view street^raqej
glimpses of the procession both going to the Abbey along the Mall,
and retaining by CockspjSr street
opposite Canada House. Many more
obtained their views of the procession emerging from under the
Admiralty Arch on the way to the
Abbey. Others in front windows of
the building facing TraMlgaia
Square, saw the procession pass
after the Abbey ceremony.
Hours of Waiting
While there was much to see in
the way of crowd movement and
EsciHaiit from the windows even
apart from the actual event of the
day, there were hours of waiting for
all within the building. Entertainment was providedfJSSthe beguile-
ment of these hours by means of
radio installation on every floor,
snip's games'ieauipment suitable for
use in liffited' floor space, bagatelle
tables, and card tables. Oppojjjnlg
ity was taken by many to renew
acquaintance-apgitn members of the
staff from distant centres during the
waiting time.
Catering arrangements within the
building were strictly "s1Sp|shape."
Under direction of David Allan,
chief caffring superintendent, and
M. Teysot "Chef of Chefs," a contingent of catering service staff—
chefs, stewards, stewardesses, and
bell boys was installed1 with equipment on three floors of the office to
provide food for guests and mem-
bers of the staff. Breakfast was
available early, and won a great
welcome from people who had been
on the go to reach the office from
unearthly hours in the morning.
Luncheon was a moving festival,
everyone arranging to have lunch
in buffet style, as time and1 oppor-
Huly permitted, while the paying
seat-holders and important guests
were served in regular Canadian
Pacific steamships style even to
Coronation souvenir menu cards as
kiseglthroughout the service on Coronation Day.
Tremendous Scene
From the time when the high-
perched onlookers were able to
rglirnjfee the movement of the pro-
cession Abbeywards approaSES8S"j
and passing under the KSlfmiralty
KEalDiWuntil the final stage whenatnel
Golden Coach with Their Crowned
Majesties passed along the south
side of Trafalgar Square on the return journey from the Abbey, the
whole community of staff and guests
thrilled with excitement, anticipatory or resultant. During the pass1-
ing of the Procession there were ex-
ceptional bursts of applause for the
Dominions representatives. Across
the Square, South Africa House
could be heard thunderously acclaiming South Africa's share in the
Royal Progress. When Canada's
section of the procession, with the
Sport Enthusiasts
Plan Busy Season
For Toronto Clubs
Arrange Picnics, Softball
And Bowling on Extensive Programme
Plans are already under way for
ano-iBer mostlyrccessful summer in
connection with the activities of the
Canadian Pacific Recreation Club of
Toronto, and the new president, E.
McCabe. is assured of an even larger membership.
It has been decided to hold the
annual picnic once more at Orillia
and the date has been tentatively
fixed for Saturday, July 17. Orillia
has been the venue for this monster
annual picnic six times out of the
last ten years, and it is confi'derjEaj
expected that employes and members of their families, totalling from
two to three thousand, will attend.
H. Tod was electlot chairman of
the lawn bowling section of the
club with F. Hatcher, secretary-treasurer and E. Taylor, games secretary. Over 100 players will be in
action this summer and it is expected that there will be four or
five rinks for the ladies.
Many Activities
paaigiSoftball House League, which
operated so successBSlIy last year
under the guidance of W. Brown
as chairman and L. Chambers as
secretarygngasurer. is making plans
for another season. The four teams
competing last year will be back
again and there is every evidenc'el
that one or two more teams will be
The club's entry in the ToBoHtpl
City and District Cribbage league
did not reach the finals this year.
The entry, however, did produce the
league's high scorer in the person
of R. Stewart.
An invitation has again been extended to members of the recreation club to participate in the 7th
[annual golf tournament to be held
by the Ontario District officers on
Friday, June 11, at the SfijEndrew's
Golf Club, Toronto, and a large
entry is anticipated.
The Five Pin Bowling league,
sponsored by the club, brought its
1936-1937 season to a very successful finish with a banquet at the
Royal York Hotel on Friday, April
9, when there was an attendance of
over 100. Frank Underhill, general!
Kgganan's office, West Toronto,
chairman of the league, presided and
was supported by a representative
group of officials. The toast to the
Company was proposed by Ernie
Rigby of the Royal York Hotel, and
replied to by W. S. Crabbe, superintendent Bruce Division.
Presents Prizes
Norman McMillan presented the
prizes as follows:—Harry McLean
Trophy and Recreation Club cup,
John Street Yard team with the
Freight Traffic team second. J. Joss-
lin received the prize for the high
single game with a score of 413 and
A. Tutty with 849, the prize for the
high thrJsSgames. Mr. Josslin won
this prize also with a sepEe of 877
but was not allowed to take more
than offafrophy. The final average
prize winning standing was J. Josslin, 227aE)BSElgsv 219; A. Allen»2'lS
and T. Yanna 211.
The prize for the high single team
was won by the Royal York, with
1345, with Auxiliary second .with
1273. The higfiltBree games prize
was won by the Royal York with
3387 points with Locomotives second, with 3367 points.
Prime Minister and cabinet ministers surrounded by their bodyguard ofKRo'yal Canadian Mounties
Stove by, Canada House and the
Canadian Pacific Building diagonally opposite each other across the
line of route vied with one another
in acclaim second only to that accorded the Royal Coach itself. The
actual Coronation ceremony was
heard within the building by radio
loudspeakers on every floor.
After the culminating moment of
the Day when the Procession had
passed through Trafalgar Square
the problem was how to get out of
the office and home again. Nightfall found London gradually adjusting herself to the situation, and facing a week of further, but more
wide-spread festivity, with tired
eyes, and limbs, and a feeling of
thankfulness that: "A Coronation
doesn't come every day."
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Sports Association
Gives A. D. MacTier
Life Member Status
Honor Former Vice-President Eastern Lines at
Coronation Menu
More than 19,000 copies of this special souvenir menu were used on the
Company's trains, hotels, and ships
during the Coronation celebration.
The distribution of this menu cover
was world wide and in order to reach
far distant places the first shipments
were made on March 12th.
Kenora - Schreiber
Win Championships
Capture Bowling Honors in
Keen Nation-Wide Competition
Both individual and team honors
were captured by Canadian Pacific
employes from Kenora and Schreiber in tWegSana*dian Y.M.C.A. Telegraphic Five-Pin Bowling Cham-
pionship and the Brunswick-Balke-
Collender Railway Y.M.C.A. Five-Pin
Bowling trophy when both these
trophies came to Kenora Y.M.C.A.
for the first time Office they were
put up for competition twelve years
Peter Gow, car foreman, Kenora,
headed his team to victory with a
904 pin count for his three games.
Irwin Cowey, cashier in the Kenora
freight office, followed closely with
an 839 pin total for three games, and
Tom Hutton, locomotive fireman,
tumbled the maples to register 826.
Teams from all the Y.M.C.A.'s in
Canada compete on specific nights,
when the results are telegraphed to
E. D. Otter, railway secretary of
Y.M.C.A.'s at Toronto, high Dominion score claiming the chamtffion*^
ship. The champions thus also win
the Brunswick-Balke-Collender trophy.
Peter Gow took individual honors
with a three-game score of 904 pins
and Ed. Sfigie, maenmist at Schreiber, took the high single with 392.
J. D. Fraine, division superijSSSgS
ent, Kenorai presented the trophies
when the winners and theBgjfrlends
held the closing social affair of the
season, April 30. The championship
team included I. Cowey, with 51
games and a 250 average; Tom Hut-
ton, with 39 games and 235; Peter
Gow, with 56 games and 219; HSHtfH
liard, with 51 and 217; EiBgm&B&Sa
50 and 206.
"Adopt Unification Plan "
Urges Motive Power Supt.
Weston1 Shops supervisors - were
" at home" to their families and
friends at WiiaHpeg. March 5th and
150 attended.
Main feature of the evening was
an address by R. A. Pyne, superintendent of motive power, who
spoke on the railway unification]
plan advocated by Sir Edward
Beatty, G.B.E., K.C., LL.D., j®p|I
ing out the urgency of adopting the
plan if national bankruptcy is to be
avoided. It was the duty of the
supervisors, Mr. Pyne said, to study
the unification plan and advocate
its adoption at every, opportj8Bj|i
both as employes -loathe Company,
and as Canadian-effizens.
A programme of cards, community singing, modern and old time
Hanging provided entertainment. The
Grand March was led by Mr. and
Mrs. Pyne and a presentation of a
beautiful bouquet of roses to Mrs.
Pyne was made on behalf of the
club by John Lee, works manager
at Weston. F. R Milligan, inggsaSa
ent of the club, was master of
A. D. MacTier
Symbols of British Sovereignty at Windsor Station, Montreal
Recoggmon of his
great interest in sports
was given A. D. Mac-
Tier, retired vice-president, eastern lines,
when he was presented
the highest award that
the Canadian Pacific
Railway Amateur Ath-
tle^icgr' Association air:
MontreaMcbuld offer,
at a gathering of Company men in the Association's
Rosemount Clubhouse on March 31.
The presentation took the form of
a life membersBip card.
George Stephen, vice-president of
traffic, was among the speakers who
praised the wcSl&being done by the
Association and the value of Mr.
KtSjEier's assistance. With Tom
Watson, president of the Association in the chair, the presentation
was made by W. Montgomery, former official at Angus Shops. MtBea
srieagers included Normafflglolland,
[managing director, BrandramlHenM
Eters'dn'Paint Company; F. R. Haney,
general claims adjustor; H. R. Nay-
llor.TaSistantyvorks manager, Angus
Shops; E. Moore, insurance commjs'S
sioner; J. D. Desparpis; past president of the C.P.R.A.A.A.; J. Burns,
works manager, Angus Shops; A. J.
Kennedy, of Angus; and A. S. MacDonald, of the Stores Department
at Angus.
In praiSing Mr. MacTier for the
part he had played in sigairing the
[SuBHSuse for the Association, vari-
ous speakers recalled early attempts
to foster sports for employes at
Angus Shops and first activities in
the old club buildings on Mount
Royal Avenue. The development of
the Association was traced' from
the time of its inception until the
present wherijawith a membership!
of 850, it enjoys facilities for all
sports and boasts of several cham-
pionships of importance. Hundreds
of employes and their families
centre their social life around the
cosy, well-equipped clubhouse in
Royal Alexandra Holds
Successful Staff Dance
April 27th was the "Night of
Nights" for the members of the
staff of the Royal Alexandra Hotel,
when the annual staff dance was
held in the Crystal Ballroom suite.
Approximately 400 members of the
staff, with their families and guests,
were in attendance. Th"ig& tables
of whist were set up in the spacious
banquet room and cards and dancing were thoroughly enjoyed. Harold Green and his Royal Alexandrians, with Miss Dorothy Alt,
[famous blues singer, kindly contributed the music for the evening.
There were four prizes for whist
and fifteen other; prizes presented
during the intermission. Mrs. H. C.
Macfarlane, wife of the manager,
pulled the tickets for the draw, and
Mr. Macfagane presented the prizes
to the hiSl^winners. Arrangements
were in the hands of J. Gusberti,
head waiter, and the invited guests
were H. J. Maui, general superintendent,- and Mrs. Main. J. R.
Strother, chief clerk of the vice-
president's ofHgg|and Mrs. Strother.
Heretofore unknown talent was discovered when one of the bellboys,
Allan Primmett, gave an impromptu
becitaTTftTfloTd Irish songs. Mr. Macfarlane expressed his appreciation,
of the co-operation of the staff and
also for the co-operation of Harold
Green and his orchestra.
Ends Long Service
Along North Shore
F. W. Peck Never Lost Parcel
During 35 Years as Train
Valuable and realistic models of the -Imperial State Crown, St. Edward's Crown, the Sword e
led Sword of State, the King's Royal Sceptre, and the King's Orb attracted wide attention when
concourse of Windsor Station, Montreal, during the Coronation celebration. These models were
St. Lambert,  P.Q.
f State, the Jewel-
on display in the
made by C. Aiken,
F. W. Peck
Completing nearly
fifty years of railroad
service in Ontario as
brakeman and baggageman, Fred W.
Peck, retired on March
31st. His career began back in 1888 as
brakeman with the'
Toronto Grey and
Bruce Railway, when
a brakeman's job was
full of risks, and from 1890 to 1894
he worked out of Smith's Falls.
Then her joined the Company as
freight brakeman at Chapleau in
1895 andr was promoted in 1902 to
the position of train baggageman
out of Chapleau to Fort William.
This post was given to Mr. Peck
because he was the oldest in train
service at the time, and the oldest
crew in train service was transferred • to the new line. He was
often designated to handle special
trains, once being sent to Ottawa to
take care of the -baggage on the
special train carrying the then
Prime Minister, Sir John Thompson. Jtjns 1st, 1937
Page 3
Complete Transfer
Of Eastern Lines
H.Q. to Queen City
Toronto Extends Warm
Welcome to H. J. Humphrey and His Staff
Headquarters of the Operating
Department, Eastern lines, were
transferred from Montreal to Toronto on May 1, involving the following ranking officers and their
staffs: H. J. Humphrey, vice-president and general manager; J. E.
Beatty, engineer maintenance of
way; George Whiteley, suSSintend-
ent of Motive Power and Car Department; and C. O. McHugh, superintendent of transportation.
This transfer of headquarters of
the vice-president and general
manager of eastern lines of the
Company was made in the interests
of efficiency in service. For months
before any definite decision was
reached, there was a careful survey
of the volume and localized intensity of freight and traffic movement in eastern Canada.
Outstanding organization work
effected the removal of the department 340 miles without any interruption in its routine. The move
extended over a period of three or
four days and was carried out
without a hitch of any kind. The
offices were running witK^all their
usual efficiency and attending to
their thousand and one routine
problems, just as they had been
doing for years.
In ad-3]£6n to the problem of
transferring an important office for
such a great distance the change
also meant considerable personal
work on-the part of families severing old ties in Montreal and facing
the problem of finding new homes
in Toronto.
At the^time of this transfers-Sir
Edward Beatty, GjBIE., K.C., LL.D.,
chairman and president, pointed
out that this does not mean any
change of system headquarters
from Montreal. He said: " The
vice-president in charge of system
operations and the officers in con-
trol of all other branches of the
Company's activities will continue
to exercise their functions from,
Montrealsand' I cannot conceive of
any possibility that it will ever be
Welcomed at Toronto
Headed by Norman McMillan,
general superintendent, officials of
the Ontario district&turned out in
force at the Royal York Hotel- on
Friday evening. May 7, to bid welcome to Mr. Humphrey and his
officers. The reception was honored by the presence of Sir Edward
Beatty, G.BJ£pK.C., LL.D., chairman and president. Mr. Humphrey
was accompanied by H. A. Green-
iaus, J. E. Beatty, C. O. McHugh,
George Whiteley-, N. E. Gutelius, W.
O. Cudworth, R. E. Taylor, W. G.
McPherson, R. H. Dunlop, J. J.
Smith, and R. F. Thomas.
Mr. McMillan presided at the
reception and gave the official welcome to the guests of honors His
felicitations were strongly support-
. ed in two brief but excellent
speeches by T. E. dugDonnell, president, Canadian Pacific Express,
and William Fulton, assistant general  passenger  agent.
Speaking on behalf of himself
and his brother officers, Mr.
Humphrey expressed his warm
appreciation of the welcome.
Plant   Coronation   Tree
On Sortin Golf Course
The planting of a tree at the first
tee of the Wentworth Golf Course
on Coronation Day was a solemn
tribute to His Majesty King George
VI who had been crowned in Westminster Abbey only a few hours before. About a hundred members of
the golf club at Sortin gathered
around E. Moore, insurance commissioner of the Company and president of the Recreation Club, as he
planted the tree and dedicated it to
His Majesty. The club officially
opened its 1937 season on the eve of
Coronation Day -with a dance in the
clubhouse, which was attended by
about 100 members and friends.
Eastern Lines Officials Transferred to Toronto
Top row, left to rlgbt—It. E. Taylor, Inspector of transportation; C. O. McHugh, superintendent of transportation; J. K. Beatty, engineer maintenance of way; H. J. Humphrey, vlco-president and general manager, eastern
lines; George Whiteley, superintendent of Motive Power and Car Department; H. A. Greeninus, assistant to vice-
president and general manager; and W. G. McPherson, assistant superintendent of Motive Power and Car Department. Lower row, left to right—N. E. Gutcllus, assistant engineer maintenance of way; \V. O. Cudworth, assistant engineer maintenance of way; J. w. Hughes, electrical engineer; It. p. Thomas, general air brake Inspector; A.
Lachance. supervisor of car equipment; J. J. Smith, general boiler inspector; and W. Wilson, assistant general
boiler inspector.
Australia's Sailors Rescue
Shipwrecked Cuban Seaman
Company Vessels All Supplied With Latest Life
Saving Equipment
Helps Missions
The Republic of
Cuba recently paid a
great compliment to
the British Merchant
Service in general and
the Canadian Paciflc-
. in particular by calling upon the " Empress of Australia " for
the rescue of four
Capt. Busk-Wood ship - wrecked sailors.
How great was the
tribute to Canadian Pacific efficiency may be gathered from the
fact that although the harbour of
Havana was filled with shipping at
the time it was to the British ship
that shore authorities turned in
their extremity. To officers and
men of the Canadian Pacific this
seemed not at all unusual for it is
a commonplace to them that every
proved device for the safeguarding
of life at sea is provided as standard
equipment aboard the Company's
ships. As each new invention or
improvement is perfected tests are
made and the ships are equipped
for the benefit of passengers and"
One piece of equipment, standard
throughout the fleet, Pain's Rocket-
Throwing Apparatus, received an
unofficial test in Havana early last
March. Its successful operation,
and the efficiency of a detachment
from the " Empress of Australia"
under Chief officer W. Stantfleld,
R.N.R., provided an interesting news
story at the time. It is quoted below:
Tale of Efficiency
" j The police want you, sir,' was
what greeted Ohief Officer Stanfleld
of the Canadian Pacific ' Empress
of Australia' when he was wakened by a deck messenger at 11.58
p.m., March 10 while the Empress
lay snugly at anchor in Havana
" What the police wanted, it developed, was the rescue of four seamen from the wave-swept decks of
a molasses tanker impaled upon the
rocks of Cabanas Bay about 12
miles away. The tanker, 'Hopper
62,' was fast aground and breaking
up, one lifeboat had been lowered
and had capsized, taking the lives
of the captain and five of -his crew.
Four men were still on board in
sight of the shore near Marianao.
"By 12.10 a.m., Mr. Stanfield, two
other officers, the boatswain, a
quartermaster and two able seamen
were in the police launch with a
Pain's line-throwing rocket apparatus and 240 fathoms of two and a
half inch manila line. Awaiting
them at the San Francisco wharf
was a police car. At 12.30 they
turned off the road ten miles away,
having ridden, as Mr. Stanfield told
reporters when the ship reached
New York, ' Behind a driver who
Tense  Moment in Cuban Rescue
Lieut. E. Alkman helping survivor ashore, Chief Officer Btanfleld at the
right. Mr. Alkiimn'-a pipe was an Inseparable companion throughout the
rescue. The heavy surf necessitated care in landing the distressed seamen
on the rooky beach.
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This talented young sailor, Wallace
Jezard, of Sandwich, Kent, England,
Ordinary Seaman aboard the world
cruising liner " Empress of Britain/*
made this line model of his ship in
his spare moments. It was auctioned
on board for the benefit of the Seamen's Missions and purchased by Mr.
and Mrs. Harold MeMoster of Montreal. When asked what he used for
material Jezard replied:,"OhI an old
orange box and bits and pieces."
That's  clever!
kept his thumb on the horn and his
foot on the floorboards all the way.'
"At 12.35 a.m., thB first, and only,
rocket was fired carrying the line
across the tanker. A seaman made
the line fast and the four men then
hauled in the stronger line that was
to serve as their bridge to the shore'
as they made their way hand over
" Exactly an hour and a half later
the j Empress of Australia's' rescue
party was back aboard the ship, the
four rescued sailors were in hospital.
and Havana correspondents were
back in their offices filing cables—
which wrongly credited the rescue
to the ' Empress of Britain'—to
New York.
How It Was Done
" Questioned on the arrival of the
' Empress of Australia' in New
York, Mr. Stanfleld told reporters
that the most exciting item in the
whole affair was the fast ride
through Havana in the police car.
' When we got to the point of the
land opposite the ship,' he said ' reporters, police and photographers
drove their oars to the water's edge
and turned their lights on the
steamer—1,200 feet away. Then we
impressed them all into serving as
an anchor chain. They sat down
and braced their feet against the
rocks, tautening and slackening the
rope as we watched the progress
of the men from the ship. We used
another piece of ship's equipment,
a battery-operated Aldis light—as
a searchlight. The rope was tautened as the men neared the half-way
point so that the rough seas would
not dash them against the sharp
" Colonel Gonzalez, head of the
Cuban Marine Department, sent for
Mr. Stanfield the following day and
officially -tendered his thanks for
the assistance given by bhe rescue
" The rescue party consisted of:
Lieut.-Commander W. Stanfield,
R.N.R., Chief Officer: Lieut. E. Aik-
man, R.N.R.; Lieut. L. L. Thornton,
R.N.R.; Acting Boatswain Press;
Quartermaster G. Harmer; Able
Seamen' Brown and Daly.
" Needless to say passengers and
crew were thrilled to learn of the
incident the following morning,
Captain Busk-Wood expressing the
views of the latter when he commented upon the honor done to the
British Merchant Marine by the
Cuban authorities in selecting the
' Empress of Australia ' when 'there
were several other vessels, including a French cruiser, in port."
Official Appreciation
Captain W. G. Busk-Wood, R.D.,
R.N.R., Commander of the " Empress of Australia" was officially
thanked by Captain O. H. Murias,
Chief of the Havana Maritime
Police. The letter is re-printed below.
" It is my duty to express to you
our deep gratitude for your quick
action in bringing to safety the crew
of the Cuban Steamship HOPPER 62
which was shipwrecked last night,
near Marianao beach by placing at
their disposal your ship's equipment used in cases such as this
and ably managed by the officers
and sailors designated by you. Your
work 'has been highly praised by all
those who were assisting in the
humanitarian task of saving the
lives of the victims of the disaster
and deeply appreciated by the crew
and their families^
" Once more it has been manifested the fineness and bravery which
characterize the English mariner.
"I congratulate you most warmly for having in your crew men of
such spirit and noble sentiment and
I take this opportunity to offer you
and to them the testimony of my
highest consideration.".;
In behalf of Cuban seamen thanks
were expressed to Captain Busk-
Wood by Ricardo Veiga, whose letter follows.
" Sad news prompts this Association of Naval Machinists of Cuba,
'Asociacion de Maquinistas Navales
de Cuba,' to write to you to express
deep gratefulness for the work car-
ried out yesterday by the brave
crew of the ship under your command, due to which were saved the
greater part of the crew of the
Cuban S.S. Hopper 62. Heroic acts
such as these honor those who
spend their life on the sea.
" Please accept on behalf of this
Asociacion de Maquinistas Navales
de Cuba our deep gratitude which
we also extend to your crew."
Honor First Train
At Church Service
Christ Church Cathedral,
Vancouver, Scene of Impressive Ceremony.
Vancouver  Male Choir
Gives Splendid Concert
Marking the fiftieth anniversary
of the arrival in Vancouver of the
Company's first passenger train
from the East on May 23, a memorial service addressed to the old timers was held in Christ Church Cathedral. Many officers, veterans and
pensioners of the Company were
present to hear the rector, Very
Rev. Dean Ramsay Armitage, recount the achievement of laying a
line from Atlantic to Pacific, and
the growth of Vancouver to the
position of a leading world port
since the magic rails reached Coal
Harbor fifty' years ago.
Although the ceremony lacked
the pomp and country-wide fervor
of last year's celebration of the anniversary of the running of the first
train across the Continent from
Montreal to Port Moody, veterans
were enthusiastic in observing the
anniversary of the coming of rail
service to Vancouver.
Official representative of the Company, C. A. Cotterell, assistant general manager, read the lesson to the
capacity throng that filled the
ohurch. Company men were not
alone in their observance of the
date. Many other old-time residents
of Vancouver who had seen the
train arrive, and some who took
part in the building of the extension
from Port Moody to Vancouver, occupied seats. Captain Edmund Aik-
man, R.N;R., general superintendent
of steamships, represented the
jharine branch of the Company, so
important in Vancouver's history,
by reading the second lesson. Dean
Armitage vividly recalled' Vancouver's celebration at the time of the
'arrival of the first train.
Edward   Davies   Paints
Portrait   of   George  VI
aHDuring the Coronation celebra-
.Sons in Toronto, a full-length oil
ggjnting of His Majesty King George
■VI, which formed the centrepiece of
the Union Station decorative dis-
£ay, brought much favorable comment from both citizens and visitors
alike. This striking painting was
fjhe work of Edward Davies, carpenter at the Toronto coach yards.
Festoons of Coronation blue surrounded the painting on three sides
and above it was a clever replica
of the Crown, fashioned by the
daughter of J. R. W. Ambrose,
Superintendent, Toronto Terminals
Railway Company.
The annual spring concert of the
Company's Vancouver male choir
was held in the Crystal Ballroom of
the Hotel Vancouver on April 26. In
usual good voice, the choir offered
many original numbers, and featured Margaret]fjpllcoat, soprano, as
sCTflSjfc*: during the first half of the
programme. The second half was
turned over to members of the
Brahms choir, who offered Franco
Leoni's jjfe'ate of Life." This is the
first time that this celebrated dramatic cantata £Kas been sung to a
public audience west of Toronto,
and met with a fine response from
the audience of 800.
The instrumental backgrounds
throughout the whole programme,
especially so, however, during the
latter half, were very effective, with
Beth Emery at the piano and Bert
Close at the organ. The whole evening's performance was in the usual
class of concert offered by this popular coast choir, and considerable
credit is owing to Mr. Evan Walters,
conductor, for his admirable handling of both choirs.
Captain F. H. Moore
Dies in Liverpool
Well Known Seaman Had
Wide Experience in Company Ships
Winnipeg Veterans
Are Honor Guests
Of Luncheon Club
W. J. Edwards Thrills Audience With Tales of Pioneer Days
F. E. Elder
The death occurred at his home
in Liverpool on March 18 of Captain
Frank Herbert Moore, for 27 years
in the service of the steamships and
for six years a commander in the
Atlantic fleet. Captain Moore's last
command was the SS. " Beaverford."
He retired through sickness in 1932.
Captain Moore joined the steamships in 1905 as 4th Officer of the
Milwaukee. He was appointed chief
officer of the old " Empress of Britain" in 1911 and served as chief in
many of the Company's vessels before attaining his first command in
1926 when he became master of the
" Balfour." He subsequently commanded the " Bolingbroke " and was
appointed to the "Beaverford" in
One of the few remaining sailors
who served his time in sail, Captain Moore had been all over the
world, spending many years in
tropical services before joining the
C.P.S. He had had a number of
curious experiences. On one occasion off the South American coast he
was washed overboard by one wave
and back aboard by the next. During the European War he was in
temporary command of the "Lake
Michigan " when she was mined off
Brest in 1916. He brought her safely into port. Later he was serving
in the "Milwaukee" when a German
submarine rose alongside, but, mistaking the vessel for one of the
dreaded " Q " ships, made off without attacking. Lines Captain Moore
was associated with prior to joining the C.P.S. included the Pacific
Steam Navigation Company and the
Elder Dempster Line.
Saint John  Sports Club
Has Banquet and Social
More than 100 members and
friends of the Saint John, N.B., King
Street Offices, Recreation Club, recently celebrated the conclusion of
a highly successful bowling league,
with a banquet and social evening
in the Georgian Ballroom of the
Admiral Beatty Hotel. Speakers included H. C. James, district passenger agent; C. W. MacDonald. superintendent of the communications
department, and T. C. Macnabb,
general superintendent of the New
Brunswick District, who presented
prizes to winners in the bowling.
An interesting programme was presented under the direction of
Stewart S. Sime.
Frederick E. Elder,
assistant auditor of
claims, was elected
president of the Canadian Pacific Association of Winnipeg at
the annual luncheon
meeting, April 19, in
the Royal Alexandra
Hotel. Retired employes numbering 250
were the guests of
honor and provided the luncheon
speaker in W. J. Edwards, retired
in 1932 after 47 years service in the
mechanical department and later as
fireman and engineer. He sketched
almost a half century of railroading
in the Canadian  West.
W. M. Neal, vice-president, western lines, extended greetings to the
honor guests and spoke warmly of
their long and faithful service.
In the absence in Montreal of the
presiden t, H. C. Taylor, superintendent of transportation, western
lines, Peter McPherson presided,
presenting the report of the nominating committee, the election as follows: President, Mr. Elder; vice-
president, G. A. C. Phillips; secretary, E. D. Campbell; committee, R.
A. C. Duncan, G. M. Hutt, George
Walker, R. H. Yarnell, J. W. Dow,
F. J. Bending and A. M. Johnston.
Reviews Old Memories
Mr. Edwards reviewed memories
of railroading 60 years back, when
an engineer's duties ranged from
trimming the wicks of coal-oil headlights to patching leaky boilers
with bran mash. " Bill" fondly
recalled the celebration that marked
the arrival of the " Countess of Dufferin," Winnipeg's Engine No. 1,
when she steamed into the growing
town—by boat, her siren blowing
from a safe position on the old
stern wheeler, Selkirk, up the Red
River from Fargo, N.D. The locomotive, complete with flower-boxes,
is now in clover opposite the station, on the site of old Fort Douglas, built in 1812 and headquarters
of the first white settlement west
of the Great Lakes and now known
as the Sir William Whyte Park.
The first train to enter Winnipeg
under its own steam arrived January 8, 1879, on a track laid on the
ice over the Red River from St.
Mr. Edwards remembered the
first through train from Montreal
arriving in Winnipeg May 20, 1885,
with troops for the Riel Rebellion,
when said troops walked a 100-mile
stretch of the road, then incomplete, to Saskatchewan. The classic
" Battle of Fort Whyte " made good
telling and illustrated the natural
resourcefulness of those two Company officials, Sir William Van
Horne, and Sir William Whyte, who
contrived to block the rival road,
the Red River Valley Railway promoted by the provincial authorities.
The Old Days
Tricky handling of the old handbrakes on the grades and car-coupling deftness; the business of
" wooding-up " the old woodturners at forty below with a wind
blowing, and always with an eye to
economy of operation brought the
light of achievement into restro-
spective eyes.
Cleaning the brasses, " oiling"
the valves with tallow and a thousand and one other duties gave the
firemen and engineer a proprietary
interest in the locomotive, now
burnished almost automatically by
shops processes. Through hardships
of weather extremes, time-schedule
pride was built up to present day
Efficiency Saves Four Lives Page 4
Junb 1st, 1937
Saskatchewan Chef
Provides Recipes
For Tasty Dishes
Cornelius Mysenberg Recommends Swiss Fondue
for Spicy Supper
C. Mysenberg
J. E. Doe, Express Agent,
Dined by Vancouver Men
Standing six feet
high, and of regal
bearing, Chef Cornelius Mysenberg, who
presides over the up-
to-date kitchens of
Hotel Saskatchewan in
Regina, is a product
of the Hague, Holland,
where he formerly
cooked for foreign diplomats and princes.
He was born at The Hague 44
years ago, and christened Cornelius.
Somehow, however, that name got
changed to "John," which is a sort
of nickname and he is better known
now by that than by his proper
Experience as a chef with the
White Society club at The Hague
prepared him for important positions with the Devonshire Club on St.
James street, London, and he came
to Montreal 24 years ago, working
at the Windsor hotel. Nineteen years
ago he joined the Canadian Pacific
hotel system as second chef at the
Royal Alexandra hotel, in Winnipeg, where he remained a year, going to Hotel Vancouver in 1915 as
relief chef. There followed summers at Banff Springs Hotel and
Chateau Lake Louise, and in 1925
he received his first official appointment as chef at Banff Springs.
Served Western Hotels
Later he was chef at the Palliser
Hotel in Calgary and in February,
1936, became chef at Hotel Vancouver where he remained a few
months before going to Regina.
Like other masters of his craft,
Mysenberg, who, by the way, is
master of five languages, possesses
several favorite recipes.
Three of his recipes for which he
is justly famous, and which are
given hereunder, are Soft Clams
Legislature; Swiss Fondue and Turtle  Ragout,  Beaufort:
Soft Clams Legislature
Put two ounces of fresh butter,
twelve cleaned fresh mushrooms in
a saucepan and cook for six minutes, then add twelve large, soft
clams, cover pan and cook slowly
for eight minutes, add one pint of
cream, thicken with a little bechamel, season with salt and paprika;
before serving add one.; glass of
sherry, divide the clams and mushrooms equally on three pieces of
toast pjalced in shirred egg dishes,
put one slice of broiled Virginia
ham on top, pour sauce over and
cover with glass bells, serving boiling hot immediately.
Swiss Fondue
A real Swiss Fondue is made as
follows: gratSufSwiss cheese moistened with white wmesfa33 melted
in a hot chafing dish, the inside of
which has been well rubbed with
garlic. When done to the consistency of a Welsh rarebit, serve with
small squares of toast, which on
end of a fork are dipped into the
cheese  and  eaten.
Turtle Ragout, Beaufort
Put chopped onions, shallots and
minced, fresh mushrooms in hot
butter, also some paprika, then add
the beforehand cooked and prepared turtle meat cut in about one and
a half square inch dices and let it
saute a little longer. Put in^half;
a glass of brandy and a glassful of
good sherry and add enough demi-
glace and tomato sauce to completely cover; add fines herbes, green
olives rondelles and fish quennells,
■Reason well and let simmer for
about 15 minutes and serve in
cocotte with neurons and lame de
truff es.
J. MacLean Given Watch
Ending Career on Coast
A gold watch, engraved with the
good •wishes of his fellow workers,
was presented to John MacLean,
member of the Canadian Pacific
Steamships wharf machine shop in
Vancouver, on April 2nd, to mark
his retirement from the Company
after thirty-nine years' activity.
Affectionately named " Big Joe " by
his workshop companions, Mr. Mac-
Lean is widely known on the Vancouver waterfront. He first started
as a carpenter in the railway shops
on the coast, but with the arrival
of the " Empresses" was transferred to the wharf.
Daniel Handforth Dies
At His Montreal Home
J. Eldon Doe, former chief clerk
to the superintendent, Canadian
Pacific Express Company in- Vancouver, and active organizer of the
C.P.R. employes' Model airplane
club in the Mainland city, was
honored by 50 officers and employes of the Vancouver express
force at Hotel Vancouver, April 16.
Mr. Doe, who has been in Victoria as general agent for the past
three months, was honor guest at
a dinner presided over by J. Bruce
Haggart, general agent, Vancouver,
and received a fine watch as a
token of esteem. P. A. Dunne,
superintendent of the Pacific division, made the presentation. Among
many old timers present in addition
to present-day officers was Goodwin Ford, retired general superintendent for western lines of the
Express company.
Montreal Luncheon
Club Had Big Year
Members Heard Splendid
Programme of Inspiring
H. B. Beaumont
When the Canadian
Pacific Luncheon Club
of Montreal held' the
closing meeting of its
ninth season aboard
the "Duchess of York"
at Montreal on April
21, H. B. Beaumont,
retiring president,
handed over the reins
of office after a most
successful year to his
successor, W. A. Newman.
With Mr. Beaumont, steamship
general passenger agent, at the
helm, five very fine meetings were
held in the 1936-37 season with a
total attendance of 1,514. This figure
includes 491 for tie meeting in
Windsor Hotel on December 23
when the speaker was Sir Edward
Beatty, G.B.E., K.C., LL.D., chairman and president. Over the most
comprehensive private network ever
arranged, 2,415 listeners at 21 different centres in Canada actually
heard Sir Edward on this occasion.
Other luncheons during Mr.
Beaumont's regime were: November
18, aboard the " Duchess of Atholl,"
W. M. Neal, vice-president of western lines, spoke oaJTExperiments
and Opportunities," with 326 present; February 17, in the Windsor
Hotel, Captain R. N. Stuart, V.C.,
D.S.O.. R.D., U.S.N.C., R.N.R., gave
a travelogue, "Round the World in
30 Minutes," with special film, when
245 were present; March 17, in
Windsor Hotel, a debate on Commercial Highway Transportation
was held by members of the Montreal Junior Board of Trade, winners
of Sir Edward Beatty Cup, champions of Montreal Debating League,
1934-35, with 204 present; and the
closing meeting on April"21 on the
" Duchess of York," when Arthur B.
Purvis, president and managing
director of Canadian Industries
Limited, spoke on 'The Business
Machine," before an audienceV-6f
The executive assisting Mr. Beaumont last year consisted of: Vice-
president, W. A. Newman, chief
mechanical engineer; secretary-
treasurer, H. L. Cohnffgr., chief clerk
to the general executive assistant;
and the^Eommittee. W. E; Allison,
manager of mail and baggage traffic; G. Hiam, assistant freight traffic manager; J. S. Hickey, chief
clerk in the office of the auditor of
agencies; A. Lyle, chief clerk to the
vice-presKlent; J. Harry Smith,
manager of the Press Bureau;^ari'd:
G. A. Walker, K.C., general solicitor.
At the final meeting,
the executive elected
to administer the affairs of the club for
1937-38 included: President, W. A.JI>g|wman,
chief mechanical engineer; vice-president,
W. E. Allison, manager
of mail and baggage
traffic; secretary-treasurer, H. L. Cohn, jr.,
chief clerk to the general executive
gssiStanSBand thejEBrnmittee, F.
Bramley, secretary: D. L. Howard,
fgssilt'ant to general manager, Com-
BSumcations DepartmerigJjA. Lyle,
chief clerk to the vice-president; D.
E. MaedoBald, chief clerk in the
office of the comptroller; T. M.
McKeown, manager of the Sleeping, Dining and Parlor Car Department; and J. G. McNab, general
foreign  freight  agent
Victoria Lawn Bowling
Club Commences Season
W. A. Newman
The death occurred Sunday, May
16, after a week's illness, of Daniel
Handforth, clerk in the office of the
General Auditor, in his 64th year,
in Montreal. The late Mr. Handforth
was born June 24, 1873 and entered
the service of the Company as a
clerk in the statistical-ibtjfJDartment,
Montreal Oetogfer 14, 1912. In December, 1914, he was transferred in
the same capacity to the General]
Auditor's department where he
■worked to the time of his death.
Canadian Pacific Dawn Bowling
Club of Victoria, B.C., opened for
play Sunday, May 2nd, on the club's
greens at Crystal Gardens. J. A.
Kennedy, superintendent of the Es-
quimalt and Nanaimo Railway, and
Senator G. H. Barnard rolled the
first ball and Back. The President's
team defeated the Vice-President's,
72-49. Skips of the President's rinks
were P. J. Harris, Senator G. H.
Barnard, George Dixon and J. Rae-
side, adtafekips for the Vice-President's rinks, G. Ozard, H. J. Ross,
S. Barr and S. C. Sgprke. With an
increase in membership, the club is
starting another fine season.
Interesting Personalities at Weston  Shops
Here are some of the men who make Weston Shops at Winnipeg* Interesting: and efficient. In No. 1, Walter
Formley shows concentration at a lathe. Veteran Edward Pearson, in No. 2, shows Apprentice Walter Swystun how
to use calipers. John Hantscliarnk is seen in No. 8 looking; for defects in a driving: rod. Peter Huminlckt, in No. 4,
attends his blast furnace. No. 5 are the men at the helm, centre, John Lee, works manager, flanked by J. Christie,
general car foreman, left, and J. L. Cubbing, assistant works manager, right. No. 6, James Pickering, happy as he
thinks of the Coronation, which he attended as a representative of the Twelfth Squadron of the Canadian Air Force
unit at Winnipeg. No. 7, a section of the shops, showing an engine in for repair. No. 8, typical of the shops is the
smile worn here by Poundryman James Hammond, a veteran in the service. No. 9, Tom Maunders, gardener, who
handles about 15,000 plants.
Witness Relates Human Angle
of Last Spike Driving Ceremony
Officials Made Bets on
Length of Rail Connecting East and West
Officials of the Company in 1885
when the Canadian Pacific transcontinental line was joined' at Craigellachie where Lord Strathcona
drove the last spike connecting
eastern and western ends of steel,
were .not above a little wager or
two on the length of the rail that
was to be the last in the " All-Red "
James A. McGinnis, 1134 Burrard
St., Vancouver, although he is now
88 years old, vividly recalls the
driving of the last spike high in the
British Columbia mountains on
November 7, 1885, which he witnessed as a steel layer, and talks of the
excitement the event engendered in
the little army of construction
workers who were on or near the
Got Their Bets Down
"The track laying outfits were
at what was known as the Sand Pit,
about a quarter of a mile east of
the Columbia river bridge," he says,
"and the superintendent of track
laying, Frank P. Brothers, wanted
to have the track connected before
the aiiiysi:-;^Si' the special train
which was supposed to arrive at
Craigellachie about 3 p.m. We had
the track ready to connect at about
4 p.m. and the rail cut when a man
by the name of Jack Kirkup arrived on horseback with a message to
Mr. Brothers telling him not to nave
the track connectedj|until the officials arrived as there was some betting as to the length of the piece
of rail that was cut to make the
And so, naturally, the business of
laying the last section of rail was
put off. When the special arrived
with its load of officials for the
actual ceremony, the bets were
decided by exact measurement. Mr.
McGinnis unfortunately, is not in a
position to know just who won the
betiby estimating closest the length
of the piece of rail. He does remem-
fireggnowever, that the last spike,
driven by Lord Strathcona, was
just an ordinary spike identical
with the millions of other spikes
holding the rails to the plates from
Montreal to Port Moody. It was
not nicKelrPlated, as some still
maintain, or gold plated or silver-
Took Easy Taps
One thing about it the Vancouver
veteran does remember is that Lord
Strathcona took some raffier easy
taps at it, and that the job of'refa.yg
ing it firmly into the tie was completed by Tom McMahon, another
steel-worker. Mr. McGinnis and
the late Mr. McMahon were firm
friends and Mr. McMahon's widow
is now Mrs. McGinnis.
Of the railroaders present at the
time, Mr. McGinnis recalls that
Engine 148 which brought the special train with the officials from
Revelstoke to Craigellachie was in
charge of Engineer Bob Mee, with
Fireman Louis King. The conductor
was Ed Harris.
When he retired from service in
1925 Mr. McGinnis was employed
as track watchman at Squilax, B.C.
Company London Office
Has Table Tennis Club
Representing the Company's
London, England, West End office,
a team from the Table Tennis Club
recently visited the office of the Cie
Gle Transatlantique, and, after a
series of hard matches, won by the
score of 14 to 11. «After a somewhat shaky start, the C.G.T. rallied
well and stood only one game behind at 11-10. The Company players won three out of the last four,
however, to put the final score at
14-11. The players for the^Oompany
were G. F. James, E. L. Mills, R. D.
Bennett, V. C. Parker, and A. R.
Goold. The league hopes to make
an earlier start next year so that
a team can be entered in the London   Shipping League.
Wins Sweep Prize,
Dies in Hospital
William Fleming, Vancouver
Baggageman, 111 When News
Mr. and Mrs, J. A. McGinnis
Keen Curling Marks
'Peg Twilight Games
Joyous Banquet and Prize
Giving Concludes Successful   Season
Trophies and prizes won during
the season's play were presented at
a banquet and smoker winding up
the Canadian Pacific Railway Twilight Curling League of Winnipeg,
held in the CP. Express dining hall,
Friday, April Jjgth. George Davenport, league president, occupied the
chair and made the presentations.
The York trophy, donated by
Roadmaster G. E. York and emblematic of the championship of the
league, was won by the W^sjfiga
rink, comprisedldf W. Worsick, skip,
C. Howarth, B. Masters and Frank
pfJEpye. Individual prizes were also
presented to all winners. The C.P.R.
Social Club trophy went to the
Eaton rink, runners-up, Tim Eaton,
skip, C. Keep, A. Driver and W. C.
Third place was won by Alf Coulter and his rink, P. Huget, H. Slater
and Harold Mathias. Fourth prize
went to R. P. Rooke, A. Kerns, D.
Dunlop and W. L. Greenway, while
the fifth place was won by J. D.
Earls, W. Mayslack, F. Cullingford
and H. Donaldson.
Election of officers for the ensuing
season resulted in the following being returned: F. G. Donaghy, president; R. Beech, vice-president; W.
Campbell, secretary-treasurer, and
the exec5j|j/e, A. J. Vick, J. D. Earls,
W. Mayslack and T. Eaton, auditors
being J. Roper and Charlie Howarth.
A musical programme was arranged, with Cy Gardiner master of
ceremonies. Also corltributing were
Will Bradley, songs, accompanied by
H. Donalal'on: The Two Jays, Jim
Middleton and Joe Ellis, and a solo
KngEbmmunity singing led by Bill
Winner of a $3,700 prize in the
Grand National sweepstakes, William Fleming, train baggageman at
Vancouver, received news of his
good luck in a hospital cot, and
passed away on April 22 before the
prize money "was transferred to his
Vancouver bank. He -was ill in
hospital from the middle of February until his death.
Born at Fogart, Clogher, County
Tyrone, Ireland, 53 years ago, he
came to Vancouver in 1904 and
joined the Company as a car inspector. He resided- in 1909 but
re-joined the Vancouver division in
1913, was unfortunate enough to lose
■his left hand in a mishap. Afterwards he was clerk in the information bureau of the Vancouver sta-
tion, signalman, switch tender and
lately, from 1935, traifi; baggageman
on the Vancouver division. A
bachelor, his next of kin is a
brother, John Fleming, in Ireland.
Funeral services were held at
Vancouver, April 24, with the
Brotherhood of Railway Conductors, Local Chairman D. S. McLeod,
and the Brotherhood of Railwayj
Trainmen, Local' Chairman W. R.
Wright, in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in Ocean View
J. C. Stelfox Is Selected
On Canadian Contingent
Regimental Sergeant-Major James C.
Stelfox was one of the
very few Company
men chosen on the
contingent of select
militia members which
represented the Dominion in the colorful
London Coronation
pageant. Popular
around Windsor Station, Montreal, where he served the
Company as carpenter in the Real
Estate Department, he carried with
him the best wishes of a host of
friends. He first joined the Company as carpenter in Angus Shops,
Montreal, in 1919, transferring to
the Real Estate Department in 1932.
Now regimental sergeant-m a j o r
with the Canadian Grenadier
Guards, he was battalion sergeant-
major   of   the   87th   Battalion
Outsiders Visiting
Shops at Winnipeg
Watch Human Side
Splendid Personnel Is Composed of Many Interesting Individuals
France during the war.
Some time ago, the Winnipeg
Board of Trade invaded Weston
Shops, Winnipeg, at the invitation
of John Lee, works manager. Mr.
Lee handles thousands of shop-
workers admirably but admits the
psychology of outsiders visiting the
shops sometimes has him stumped.
Keen-faced, alert businessmen of
Winnipeg, these members passed
slowly down the aisles of the locomotive shop with Mr. Lee stopping
here and there to explain above the
din of the^machinery some peculiarity of the equipment which stood
LBfefore them. " We'll go across to
the boiler shop from here," he announced and the party moved off
on his trail—just in time, the genial
host looked over his shoulder to see
his party, standing in a group, entranced by the actions of one of
the workmen. The hundreds of
thousands-Jbf dollars worth of intricate machinery meant less to the
visitors for the moment than this
lone worker who was examining
driving rods with a dollar-fifty
magnifying glass! This was the
human side of things.
The man whose actions stole the
thunder of the machinery was John
Hantscharuk and he did it, needless to say, quite unmtentiorililrjrap
He has been in the WesfSh locomotive shops since 1903. His
peculiar duty, so reminiscent of the
watchmaker's art, is the inspection
of locomotive driving rods for flaws
and "fissures. The method is simple
but, like a conjuring trick gives
startlingly satisfactory results.
Detects Imperfections
^igrsf: the rod is cleaned and
painted with a white lead solution.
Next it is swung on a hand crane to
a small automatic hammering device. Here, very carefully, the
whole surface of the rod is beaten.
Each facade as it is withdrawn
from the hammer is examined min-
iitely'and with the greatest of care
through the magnifying glass by the
indefatigable John Hantscharuk.
Defects in the metal are now quickly located since they show in the
form of a dark hair-breadth line
traced in the white lead solution. '
This substance is oil, forced from a
fissure in the metal by the terrific
beating administered by the automatic hammer. The imperfection is
noted long before the rod gets on
alalqcomotive let alone the mainline trains. Detectives may go over
places with a fine tooth comb—this
Sherlock in Steel uses a magnifying glass on giant locomotives!
Anyone visiting the foundry in
the late afternoon must be affected
by the strange contrasts there.
Sunlight streaming through the
high windows casts long shafts of
light through the smoky atmosphere
and lends a cathedral-like touch to
the scene. This is more than offset
by the scene that meets the eye as
the light strikes the goggled
foundrymen below. Like little
devils in a world apart, they flit
about with an agility born of years
of experience as they handle that
treacherous molten lava which
streams from the blast furnaces in
a shower of sparks.
Soon the casting boxes are filled,
the big retort bucket has been
borne away empty to a far corner
of the shop by the big overhead
crane and, in an almost impenetrable fog, one by one the men
remove the goggles which gave
them such a fiendish appe&rance in
the ruddy glow of molten steel. One
happy faced individual, goggles
pused. proved to be a veteran
moulder in the foundry service—
Jimmy Hammond. He was an employee of the original Winnipeg
shops back in '88 but you'd never
think it to look at him.
A Story of Ambition
The oddest looking person in the
scene just depicted was most certainly the "Man in the Asbestos
Suit"—the cupola blast furnace, to
you, attendant. His name is Peter
Hurrimlcll|jahd he's -been in service
since 1907. Hefjgiay not speak English very well but his ambition and
interest in his job most assuredly
tip the balance to make up for it.
During a holiday period several
years ago, Mr. Huminicki went to
eastern Canada and, at his own expense, made a tour of the larger
foundries. One of these institutions
publishes a well known manual of
foundry operations and Mr. Huminicki bought a copy, had it translated into Ukranian by a professional interpreter so that he could
better understand its contents. A
satisfied foreman who speaks in
more than eulogistic terms about
his cupola work is reward enough
for the " Man in the Asbestos Suit"!
Beside the powerhouse is a little
glass enclosed kingdom under the
rule of Tommy Maunders, whose
coronation ceremony took place
back in 1931 as King of Weston's
igEeenhouse. In his hundred and
twenty-tfive-foot enclosure, Mr.
Maunders keeps more than fifteen
thousand plants: 1,600 geraniums,
10,000 annuals, 800 canna lilies and
a host of other flowers which grace
the Shops' gardens. Junh 1st, 1937
Page 5
Organized Bowling
Is Popular Winter
Sport in Montreal
Leagues Flourish in Windsor Station and at Angus
Bowling seems to be the most
popular organized winter sport for
Company employes in Montreal.
Half a dozen strong leagues flourish
in Windsor Station, while Angus
Shops bowlers have leagues at the
Rosemount C.P.R.A.A.A. clubhouse
for every day in the week except
Besides providing social contacts
outside of working hours for several hundred employes, these
leagues bring the members of different departments into a relationship
that is frequently useful in carrying
on the Company's business.
The biggest of the leagues is the
Inter-Department Bowling AssiociJiS
tion with 12 teams from different
departments and 105 bowlers. Glen
Shop won the Unwin Cup for the
league championships and defeated
the Steamship team in the play-offs.
Prizes were presented on April 24
to various winners, including the
Glen Shop team composed of P.
Mullany, E. Finn, J. Johnson, P.
Lauzon. F. Parmalee, and J. C.
Scott, captain.
Wind tip Season
The Big Ten Bowling League had
most of its 55 members present at
the closing night in Krausmann's
Lorrairie'EGrill for the presentation
of prizes and a farewell to Ernest
Fox, ex-president who has been
transferred to Toronto. Oj3||tlfe'
championship Passenger team were
Charles Perry, captain, and J.
Leacy, A. Lawson, B. Bailey, R.
Clayson, J. Huber, P. DeCesare and
E. Bennett. Many other prizes were
presented by this rapidly progressing league.
The Publicity Bowling League's
big night was the second annual
dinner dance on April 17 in the
Mount Royal Hotel, with 100 present, including officials of the department and bowlers, together
with their wives and friends, and a
number of guests from out of town.
Mrs. J. Murray Gibbon, wife of the
general publicity agent, presented
prizes to the winning exhibits team,
composed of H. E. Tessier, captain,
and E. W. Scroggie, K. Cromarty,
and G. W. Conroy.
The Inter-Staff Duck Pin Bowling-League, comprising four teams
from Angus, one from Place Viger
freight office, and one from the district accountant's office, Windsor
Station, bowled for 25 weeks at the
Rosemount Clubhouse. The champions were Miss H. Brown, Miss H.
Mulcahy, S. Bushell (captain), S.
Jones, P. Gill, J. Leacy, H. Foley,
G. Decocq, and W. Sellars, of the
district accountant's office. The
league had 54 members.
The Statistical Bureau league,
Windsor Station, had six teams with
three men and a girl on each team.
After ten weeks of duck pins, F.
M. McDonald's team won. A;cup
and individual prizes were presented to Mr. McDonald and his teammates, Miss Peggy MacRae, William
Sellar, and D. B. Wallace.
At Rosemount Club
Details of leagues which play at
the C.P.R.A.A.A. Rosemount Club
house, in addition to the Inter-Staff
Duck Pin League on Wednesdays,
follow: Monday League is composed of male members of the club
belonging to different monthly
staffs. -Six teams played for 30
weeks, the championship finally being won by F. Howard, F. Hewitt,
J. Lucy, J. Ridge, and E. Thomas.
Spirited games were played every
Tuesday by a ladies' league. There
were four teams and, at time of
writing, the championship was undecided. Six teams occupied the
alleys every Thursday, the winners
eventually being J. Hodgson, J.
Jenkins, S. Lanthier, G. McCallum,
R. Webster and E. Hodgson.
About the only bowlers playing
ten pins regularly were those taking
part in the Friday League. For 30
weeks some of the best bowlers
rolled nvithis league, the championship behjg^won by E. Belanger, J.
A. Desparois, R. Prevost. O. Sabour-
in, A. Vezina, and T. Wild.
Six teams, composed of two
ladies and four men, played every
Sunday for 20 weeks. The winning
team was composed of Mrs. Assal,
Mrs. Arblaster, Mrs. Carignan, and
V. Arblaster, R. Burnside, J. Jenkins, R. Young and S. Lanthier.
Ontario Golfers Prepare
For Annual Tournament
Locomotive 3100 Lays Up After Record Year
After a perfect year in which Locomotive 3100 ran 125,005 miles without missing a trip or having an engine
failure, she went into Angus Shops for regular ropalrs. The views above show: (1) The locomotive as ordinarily
seen by the public. (3) and (4) Being lifted off her wheels in Angus Shops. And (2) a general view of the shops
with a large number of locomotives undergoing ropalrs.
Silver Service Given
Miss Margaret Allen
Miss Margaret Allen, of the Press
Bureau at Montreal was honored
by all members of the General
Publicity Department on the final
day she spent at the office before
her marriage to George Letch on
April 10. Following a happy -address by J. Murray Gibbon, general publicity agent, Miss Allen was
presented a beautiful silver tea and
coffee service.
Purse Is Recovered
After Long Journey
Returned Intact After Joy-Ride
On Tender From Vancouver
To North Bend
The Company's reputation was at
Miss M. Bell, of Vancouver, one
of The thousands who turned out
to welcome Prince Chichibu of
Japan, had dropped her purse from
one of the bridges near pier B-C.
For three days redcaps were on the
look-out for the purse, sweepers
and cleaners searched in vain, and
employes even went' through the
framework of the bridge with a
fine-tooth comb and all to no avail.
About that time Stationmaster W.
G. Payton, an experienced sleuth
in the seeking of lost property, was
ready to admit defeat. Reluctantly
he picked up the phone, called the
owner of the purse, and informed
her he was sorry but there was no
sign of it. His surprise can be well
imagined when the lady, quite
blithely, informed him that her
purse had been returned to her.
And it had!
It had been discovered on the
tender of the engine on Number 4
at North Bend when Fireman
Walter Cartwright climbed up to
invite a transient to leave the train.
The purse evidently had lain there,
beside the non-paying passenger,
for all of the 129 miles from Vancouver. Apparently it had fallen
from the ramp at the head of Pier
B-C, dropping on the engine's
tender as the locomotive proceeded
out through the yards to couple
onto the train.
T.W.Kirby Heads
Coast Model Club
Young Airplane Builders
Impress Flying Own
Commercial Models
Thoroughly Repair Engine 3100
Following Remarkable Service
J. M. Castle Honor Guest
At Medicine Hat Dinner
J. M. Castle, promoted to the position of Canadian Pacific Express
agent at Red Deer, Alta., celebrated
his promotion and his birthday
when his fellow employes at Medicine Hat, where he has been Express Company cashier, gave a ban-
?[uet in his honor. The guests came
rom all over the district to extend
congratulations. Mr. Castle was
presented with a club bag, J. H.
Whitehouse officiating for his colleagues. Large red' arrows pointed
to the seat of honor and on the
table were miniature stream-line
trains, red express trucks of cigars
and cigarettes and overhead was
suspended a replica of an air express  plane.
T. W. Kirby
Thomas W. Kirby,
of the Vancouver
freight office, was
elected president of
the Canadian Pacific
Railway Model Airplane club at Vancouver, s u c c e eding
Joseph E. Doe, who
on February 1st was
promoted to the position of general agent,
Canadian Pacific Express Company
in Victoria.
Mr. Kirby's election followed a
very successful meet at Hotel Vancouver March 17 when models of
commercial planes built by the boy
members — sons of Company employes — were flown for the first
time. Construction of the models
was done entirely by the boys themselves under the supervision of
Fred Hollingsworth, club instructor. A flight contest staged during
the evening ended with Fred Hamilton, first, time, 1 minute, 2 seconds
of sustained flight; George Ward,
second, time, 55 seconds; Bob McLaughlin, third, time, 27 seconds;
Reg Court, fourth, time, 22 seconds.
The new president of the interesting and active little club, Tom
Kirby, started training in 1930 and
"received his pilot's license two years
later. In addition he has practical
experience on the mechanical side,
having previously served as a
mechanic with an airline operating
into Vancouver.
Technical Work in Angus
Shops Amazes Lay
Makes Maritime History
Locomotive 3100 is back on the
line again after a rejuvenation process at Angus Shops that has restored to her all her youthful appearance and efficiency.
The big locomotive, which hauls
from 14 to 18 cars on the fast run
between Montreal and Toronto
every night, was sent to Angus
Shops in mid-April for customary
general repairs after a splendid record of 125.665 miles since last year,
during which time she never missed a trip or had an engine failure.
This fine Kl class of engine, one
of two built in Angus Shops in
August, 1928, handled a heavy train
340 miles every night without giving
the Company the slightest trouble.
Including her perfect record of
125,665 miles, 3100 has piled! up a
total mileage of 793,395 miles since
her construction.
As a result of the work done on
her in Angus Shops, the big engine
is all set to make new records. The
repair job, which is done every
125,000 miles in this type of engine,
was very thorough. Stretching
over a period of almost five weeks
and occupying the attentions of
several different departments, the
locomotive was taken almost completely apart The various pieces of
equipment were sent to the proper
departments for thorough testing
and repairs. Then, everything in
perfect condition again, the engine
was reassembled piece by piece
until it stood as new-looking, as
clean, as mechanically perfect as
the day it was built.
Would Amaze Layman
The layman would be really
amazed -to know what is done at
Angus Shops when an engine, such
as the 3100, is brought in for general repairs. The usual complete
repair job includes the services of
the sandhouse, machine shops,
erecting shop, tank shop, boiler
shop, Jacket shop, carpenter and
tender shop, steamfitters shop, paint
shop, brass shop, spring ana brake
shop, blacksmith shops, iron foundries.
When an engine arrives at Angus
for repairs the first operation is to
place It at the coaling pit, all coal
Is removed from tender, ashes
dumped and brick arch removed
also water drained oft*. From here
the engine is removed to the sand
blast if the paint work is pitted, all
wheels are sand blasted in any
event and if the cab and tender
require sanding they also are sandblasted. After sand blasting, a
priming coat of black paint Is then
applied and engine is now ready to
come into the shop.
When the engine is placed in the
shop, the tender is uncoupled and
taken away to the tender shop,
then the real work starts with preparing to lift the engine off the
wheels. All guard stay bolts are
stripped, and stays, all brake rigging, main and side rods, headlamp,
number lamp and other electrical
work removed, smoke box front off,
grates out, automatic firedoor removed and also the dome casings.
All this work is done 'by the erecting shop gang. While this work is
under way the jacket shop removes
the jacket from firebox to prepare
for the test on the boiler, the tank
shop removes the netting and plates
from the front end, the carpenter
and tender shop remove lagging,
and the steamfitters strip the pipes
ready for test.
Powerful Cranes
The engine is then lifted up by
two cranes with main hooks carrying 60-ton capacity. The wheels
and trucks are dropped and engine
carried up the shop to pit where
she stays for the repair work to be
The second day in shop the
engine is given a water test which
shows up any defect in the boiler
or cylinders, after which the motion,
valves, guide bars and crossheads,
and bell stand are removed. Steam
pipes are taken out only if found
leaking at test, and the air compressor  and   water   pump  are   re-
Entries for the 8th Ontario Officials Annual Golf Tournament on
Friday, June 11, which takes the
place of an annual eastern lines
tournament, are higher tKan in any
previous year and present indications are that the total will exceed
100. The event will again be played
at the St. Andrews Golf Club, Toronto, which is^gnce more the venue
fbr-*the Canadian Open and wUCIdJ;
followed by a dinner; with N. McMillan, general superintendent, in
the chair. Entries are open to all
eastern lines officers or to any official visiting the east atd-rthe time
and will be received' by At B. Smith,
superintenden|J|leeping, (fining, parlor car and news department, Toronto; Horton H. Hough, claims
agent, Toronto, or E. H. Banks, press
representative, Toronto.
Paris General Agent
Takes Leading Part
A.. V. Clark Presides at Luncheon to Prime Minister of
Rolling Classroom
Brings Education
To Northern Posts
Children Like Unique School
Serving the Remote
In the middle of March there was
an important" meetiiig in Paris of
the British Chamber of Commerce
for that city of which organization
A. V. Clark, general agent for
France and the continent, is president. A record number attended
the meeting which took the form of
a luncheon, the guest of honor being the prime minister of France,
M. Leon Blum. Mr. Clark was in
the chair, supported' by his fellow-
officers and' directors of the British
Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
Upon him fell the duty, after the
toasts to "The President of The
French Republic" and "His Majesty
The King, of proposing the health
of M. Blum, and welcoming him on
behalf of the British Chamber of
Commerce. Mutual interests and
respect with warmth of international esteem between Great Britain and
France formed the sentiment of acceptable speeches by Mr. Clark and
M.  Blum  in  response
April 20 was a red letter day for
San Francisco when the " Bmpnii
of Britain," calling during the course
of her World Cruise, demonstrated
that even the largest World Cruise
liner could pass safely under the
giant span of the new Golden Gate
bridge. The "Bmpress of Britain"
Is the largest liner In the world to
pass  under any  bridge.
moved. The general stripping of
machinery is now completed by the
erecting shop. The tank shop removes the ashpan, the jacket shop
completes removing any boiler
jacket and the steampipe casings.
The carpenter and tender shop
finishes removing the lagging and
the steamfitters start stripping the
superheater pipes.
The third day the erecting shop
takes out the feedwater heater and
proceeds to washout and test the
tube bundle. All repairs required
are then started.
If the superheater header is
found leaking, the header is removed and dry pipe and stand pipe
removed for repairs. Mountings are
all stripped down and sent to the
brass shop for repairs.
The boiler shop starts cutting the
tube beads in firebox and steamfitters finish stripping superheater
tubes and remove them to the rack
where they are all tested and repairs are made to the different supports and shields.
Work on the Boiler
On the fourth day the boiler shop
finishes cutting the tubes in the
front end and removes them to tank
shop. These are placed in a machine
which knocks the scale off and
also straightens them, after which
the length required is obtained and
new ends to suit are welded on and
tested.   Boiler work is now started.
The tender is brought into the
tender shop and stoker engine and
trough are removed and sent to
the spring and brake shop for repairs. Tank is then tested and repairs started. After tank repairs
are   completed,   the  painters   start
finishing up the painting and varnishing on  the tender.
All material removed from engine
is sent to the machine shop as it is
removed, so that no delay shall
take place. The machine shop proceeds to examine and test the various parts, stripping the axle boxes
off the axles and renewing crown
brasses, etc. The crossheads are
stripped down and new parts are
applied such as new shoes, bolts
and wrist pins. The motion and
valves are all examined and tested
very closely for any flaws and parts
are removed if required. All main
and side -rods are tested and examined very carefully for flaws and
new brasses are applied.
Mechanical Stoker
The mechanical stoker engine is
repaired and the screws are welded up and turned on the lathe to
bring them back to standard. The
engine truck and cradle truck are
both stripped down and the springs
sent to blacksmith shop for repairs.
The wheels are examined and axle
journals ground and tyres turned.
All boxes are repaired and then
assembly work is started. As the
various parts are repaired they are
sent back to the erecting shop and
work proceeds on assembling the
locomotive again.
The boiler work is completed and
tested. The engine is carried down
the shop, wheeled and trucked at
the same time, crossheads, guide
bars, motion and valves are applied,
superheater tubes are put back in
and tested, netting and plates applied, smoke box front replaced and
all plate work completed. The
grates and arch brick are applied,
tender coupled up and engine finished up for trial.
Painting the various parts of the
locomotive is undertaken at different stages. The tender and cab
which have a very, fine varnish
finish are only completed after all
work has been finished on them.
The frame, wheels, etc., and front
end are painted when convenient
and touched up after the engine
has been completed and ready to
send back to the road, looking and
performing like new and capable
of another 125,000 miles of efficient
i service.
Children in Montreal, Winnipeg,
Vancouver and other Canadian cities might be willingjto exchange
their prosaic classrooms for a romantic clasgfo'CTCci^n wheels—a school-
house in a railway car—which travels from outpost to outposjjygNorth-
ern Ontario, bringing educational
light into what otherwise would be
dark places indeed. Such a travelling classroom is to be found in
Canadian Pacific School Car No. 1,
the car provided andpmoved free of
charge by the Company,;£lu3&i staffed and equipped and maintained by
the Ontario Department of Education.
As might be imagined, the car is
designed! to serve children in areas
so sparsely settled and so remote
from larger centres of population
that they ordinary would be with-
out school services* Assigned to the
Algoma district, the car performs
fine educational service, chiefly in
the tiny hamlets that stretch between C artier and Chapleau.
Mostly Company Children
Most of the children attending the
school car are sons and daughters
of Company employes. Other pupils are recruited from the families
of trappers, miners and farmers.
Points served include Metagama,
Eureka, Ramsay, Ridou^gEinogama,
Pogamasing, and neighboring places.
Fitted with sixteen desks of various sizes to suit differing ages and
sizes of pupils, the car is extremely
well equipped to do duty as a classroom. A large blackboard adorns
onedside of the car and roller maps
showing every country of the world
are on the other wall and can be
pulled down at will to show any
area under discussion during the
geography period.
Bookcases contain standard Ontario textbooks and many other
supplementary volumes, and there
are some red-blooded adventure
books for leisure reading. So efficiently is the school conducted by W.
H. McNally, the teacher, that school
inspectors are unanimous in stating
it to be fully equal to the best performance of stanalrd schools.
Three-Day Classes
The car stops for three days at a
given point, imparting lessons during ordinary school hours, then
moves on to the next stop. McNally, however, leaves the pupils
enough home work to keep them
out of mischief until his return,
which is usually about a week later.
In remote Northern Ontario all is
not always easy for the schoolhouse
on wheels. In Winter weather
sometimes as severe as 70 degrees
below zero must be coped with, and
frequently heavy snowfalls make it
difficult to handle the car and for
the children to reach it from outlying areas.
But the car rolls merrily on. In
February, 1937, for example, Mr.
McNally submitted to H. J. Humphrey, vice-president and general
manager of Eastern lines, a report
showing that the rolling classroom
had taught 18 full days and six half
days, giving lessons to 17 pupils of
Company families, and 18 of other
families, an aggregate enrolment of
40; aggregate attendance of 207 and
a 'perfect aggregate" of 211.
And the children say it's fun to
go to school on wheels, and few of
them are ever absent though the
winds howl, the blizzards blow and
the thermometer plunges to 40 below.
Happy Scenes In School Car
Carrying educational facilities to remote parts of Ontario, Canadian Pacific
School Oar No. 1, staffed and equipped by the Ontario Department of Kduca-
tion, is mored free ef charge by the Company. It operates In the Algoma
district, mainly la the sparsely settled lS6-mtl« stretoh between Cartler and
Chapleau. In above layout, upper left, travelling* school teacher W. II. McNally
ii imparting- knowledge from the car's blackboard} upper right, a husky younr
pupU takes Une out for a wholesome lunch; lower, an exterior view of the oar.
Company Man President
Of Rifle Association
IJeut.-\G616nel F. A.
Gascoigne, retired secretary - treasurer   of
Canadian Pacific
Steamships,   was   reelected   president    of
the Dominion of Canada   Rifle   Association
at the annual meeting
at Ottawa recently.
Lt.-Coi. Gascoione  Great success has attended   the   activities
of  the   organization  under  Lieut-
Colonel Gascoigne's leadership.
He served the Company from 1883
until his retirement in 1935, with
the exception of the period he spent
overseas with the 16th Battalion
during the Great War. He was
awarded the D.S.O. for his services.
Food Checker at Quebec
Does His Bit for Sport
Michael Dehouck, food checker at
the Company's Chateau Frontenac
in Quebec City recently hoped that
his interest in youth and sports
would bring a Canadian championship to Quebec City. He had
coached Conrad Delisle, of Quebec,
for the Dominion ski championships
at Banff, and the Quebec lad was
conceded a good chance in the
cross-country race until he broke
his leg by running into a tree while
practising in the Rockies. Page 6
Jttne 1st, 1937
Sports Programme
For Weston Shops
Complete Curling Season
and Take Up Summer
Curling was brought to a somewhat belated close in Winnipeg
with the seventh annual banquet of
the Supervisors of the Weston
Shops in the Royal Alexandra
Hotel on April 17. On the previous
evening, the Coach Shop Curling
Club wound up its tenth consecutive
SpKtpthe Supervisors' dinner, F. R.
Milligan, president, was in the chair
for the programme and presentation
of prizes to curlers and bowlers.
John Lee, works manager, presented the curlers' cup to F. R. Milligan, skip, and T. Beggs, George
Hutchison, and S. Pizey. The run-
ners-up prizes were given by J. L.
Gubbins to W. Sinclair, skip, and
T. Arsenault, A. Kenn and Ross
The Sir William Whyte cup for
alley bowling was presented by
James Ritchie, general car foreman, to W. Pimlott's team, composed of Mr. Pimlott, C. Welligan, C.
Howell, John Lee, L. Lenoski, and
H. Taylor. Runners-up were Oliver
Denton, captain, and H. Smith. M.
MacLean, G. Forrest, J. L. Gubbins,
and Walter Woodhouse. Third and
fourth place teams were captained,
respectively, by A. Ramsay and T.
C. Millar.
The outcome of the popular annual bonspeil of the Weston Shops,
in which 45 rinks were| entered
from the Locomotive and Car Departments, was that the Lee Trophy
was won by the rink skipped by
E. Welsh, and the Lupton-Wilkinson
Trophy by the rink skipped by F.
R. Milligan.
Announcement was made at the
banquet that a fine summer programme has-hgeri arranged, including golf, green bowling, and outings for the .members, their families,   and friends.
Coach-Shop Curlers
The Coach Shop Curlers, with
Dave Warner, president, in the
chair, had John Lee, works manager, as their main speaker. Following the dinner, prizes were
presented to winners in the annual
competition, in which ten rinks
competed. The Pellesier cup, emblematic of tiie championship, was
won by Dave Warner, skip, and J.
Hindle, R. RqEpins, and F. Bryan.
Second place was taken by H.
Hewett, skip, and J. Breakley, A.
Spencer, and G. McClements. Third
place was won by F, Hinton, skip,
A. Ballard, J. Apland, and S.
Thomson- James |Ritchie, general
car foreman, presented tgHcup and
prizes to the winning rinks, congratulating them on their success.
Re-election of David Warner as
presidengtandi D. Rollo, secretary-
treasurer, May 1, closed a successful year for the Winnipeg Coach
Shop Curling Club. Reports from
committee chairmen augured well
for next season. Annual meeting
attendance was the best in the
club's history. John Lee. jr., J.
Ritchie, „and C. Howell are honorary patrons; T. Hinton and R.
Burnside, the auditors: D. Sandi-
ford, R. Tugwell, G. Beakley, A.
Spencer, and J. Heindel the executive. John Lee, sr., works manager.
Weston Shops, was elected a life
Empress Hotel Trundlers
Take W. B. Lanigan Cup
Played off in nine games in
March, the Empress Lawn Bowling
team, from the Companys' Empress
Hotel showed versatility in winning
the Lanigan Trophy, presented by
W. B. Lanigan, retired freight manager, for the championsEW^ of the
Company Five Pin Bowling League
at Victoria, B.C.
Seemingly as much at home on
the indoor alleys as on the greensward, the lawn bowlers successively knocked out the Esquimalt &
Nanaimo Railway squad; the City
offices, and the Canadian Pacific
Express Company team.
The winning team comprised A.
White, accountant; James Kemp,
maitre d'hotel; E. Zimmerman, assistant maitre d'hotel; Bill McDiar-
mid, laundry foreman, and Talbot
Kyle, room clerk.
L. M. Gleeson Is Given
Watch at Fort William
L. M. Gleeson
L. M. Gleeson, Company employe since
1907 in the CommSmgj
cations Department at
Fort William, was the
recipient of a handsome gold wrist watch
at the annual dinner
dance of the RoiSryj
Club at that city on
April 13. The presentation was made to
Mr. Gleeson in recognition of his
faithful services to the Rotary Club
as secretary for a number of years
past In performing this pleasant
duty, R. H. Judge said, on behalf
of the club: "Every year when our
presidents have given their annual
report of the year's work, they have
alt without exception, acknowledged the debt they owe to you for
the tremendous amount of unselfish
servicejKOji not only give to them,
but to the whole Rotary club, and
to Rotary in general."
The new Cartage Department of tho
Company will operate in Montreal
with the 92 new trucks lined up
picture No. 1 above. No. 2 gives an
idea of the way the incoming and
outgoing freight 1b being handled. In
No. 3 are the members of the office staff of the new department. Back row, left to right: A. I,abeUe, J. Jamieson, A.
Xjacaille, C. Monarque, J. J. Roy. Front row, left to right: O. Faucher, R. Morrison, E. Gagne (mechanician), X,.
Bouchard. C. E. St. Pierre (chief clerk, cartage department), C. J. Lovett (Place Viger depot agent), J. Whitton
(cartage agent), A. C. Thorn (general agent), C. J. Driscoll (agent). W. Frankton (chief clerk, Montreal), P. I.nvlo-
lette, E. T. Booth, E. Morchond and W. Bowers.
'Peg Employes Plan
Big Summer Picnic
W. J. Renix Heads Committee
To Repeat Last Year's Suc-
W. J. Renix, district master mechanic, Winnipeg, resumes general
chairmanship of the Company's pic-
nic and sports day committee for
Winnipeg terminals by the unanimous vote of the members. This is
tribute to the success which attended last season's arrangements, when
thousands spent a gala day at Winnipeg Beach in June. The big mid-
siimmerSp'ggnt will be held this year
on June 26.
The following entire slate of 1935-
36, with the exception of those who
have been transferred from Winnipeg during the year, was re-elected,
as follows, and met, May 7, to make
final plans for the occasion:
W. J. Renix, general chairman; J.
Cummings, vice-chairman; W. H.
Wager, secretary; John Lee, chairman, and G. Mattern, finance committee; A^McMahon, chairman, and
R. Hawthorne, transportation committee; S. J. Miller, novelties committee; J. Cummings, sports; W. H.
Wilkinson, refreshments; J. H. Rop-
'erjtcfiairman, and Mrs. W. H. Wager,
prizes; W. Walker, chairman, and F.
R. Milligan, publicity; Mrs. A. White,
chairman, and Mrs. W. Acton, ladies'
committee; Mrs. W. T. Rowden,
chairman, and Mrs. B. Cox, children's committee;-.William Reynolds,
director of first aid.
L. D. Chetham Passes
Suddenly at Coast
Former District Passenger
Agent Dies Following Paralytic   Stroke
Cheung Ming, No. 1 saloon boy on
the " Empress of Russia " with Chief
Steward A. G. Weston, proudly displaying emblem of their efficiency.
L. D. Chetham, former district
passenger agent for the Company in
Victoria, B.C., died suddenly in that
cityjfon April 15 following a paralytic stroke. Prior to his retirement
under the pension regulations in
December, 1934, Mr. Chetham served the Company 44Ijy3|ars, of which
33 were spent in Victoria.
The deceased joined the Company
in Vancouver in 1889, four years
after the trains first came to the
coast. Shortly after this he suffered
from ill-health and moved to Australia for a time. Upon returning to
British Columbia he re-entered service, going tqBhe interior, where,
among o^Ber jobs, he was conductor
KnKreight and passenger trains. In
the passenger department he filled
the position of ticket clerktfRSga
ticket agent and district passenger
Many of the friends he made dur-
ing his long service attended the
funeral, which was conducted by
the Rev. S. J. A. Bastin. Among
those present were E. F. L. Sturdee,
general passenger agent, Vancouver; E. L. Sheehan, general agent at
Beagle; H. J. Maguire, district baggage agent, Vancouver, and W.
Horder, general passenger agent at
HffijnHipeg. The Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway and the Canadian
National Railways were also well
Mr. Chetham was born at Matlock, Derbyshire, in 1869. Surviving
are his widow and daughter, Mrs.
Jessie Branston, of Bamberton.
The Canadian military contingent
for the Coronation had uniforms
fitted with buckles which had been
specially shipped for them by Canadian Pacific Express.
New Economy Shield Won
By | Empress of Russia |
First award of the new Economy
Shield, presented by the Company
to encourage economy in the four
Pacific Empresses, has been made
to Cheung Ming, No. 1 saloon boy
on the "Empress of Russia." Ming,
an old-timer iri^the Empress service,
had his name inscribed in the first
of the spaces ^allotted for winners,
thus showing that his department,
which is supervised by Chief Steward A. G. Weston, is the most econ-
omicaUyjKgperated in the Pacific
fleet. T-HS shield was put up for
competition by the Company
through R. H. Kirkpatrick, catering superintendent iBjVancouver, in
an effort to encourage the practice
of ecenomy in each liner, especially
as to avoiding losses of linen, crockery, glassware and silverware. According to Mr. Kirkpatrick, the
"Empress of Russia was this
year's winner by a narrow margin
because each ship excelled in an
effort to be the first to win^tha
Vancouver Bowlers
Report Big Season
Passenger     Employes     Plan
Greater    Things    for    Next
Express Cartage Department
Expands Efficient Service
New Freight Pick Up and
Delivery Plan Working
Well in Montreal
Completing a successful season
and already laying plans for an even
bigger one next winter, one hundred members of the employes'
mixed five-pin bowling league at
Vancouver wound up the seasonjat
a banquet in Hotel Vancouver,
In a three-team playoff for the
league championship, April 3, the
"Hellers"—Jim Cooper, general passenger department; Fred Jackson,
Cliff Easy and Horace Willson,
Foreign' freight and the Misses
Dickson and Thomson, took first
place in a hard-won battle. Len
Whittingham, wharf ticket office,
proved the best all-round bowler,
with an average of 211, barely
nosing out the league president,
Bert Coupland, station ticket office,
but Mr. Coupland took honors for
high ' single score with 380. Len
Whittingham had three high games
with 826.
With a nucleus of members drawn
from the General Passenger department and ticket offices the league
was formed last September, with
Bert Coupland, station ticket office,
president; Jim Cooper, general passenger department, secretary; and
Jack Shave, steamship general passenger department, treasurer.
The league had 10 teams of five
members, 50 in all. Interest is keen
and the executive expects to start
the season next fall with at least
16 teams enrolled.
Transfer Shop Foremen
B. Wanless, shop foreman of the
roundhouse at Medicine Hat, Alta.,
has been transferred to the same
duties ajsLethbridge. J. Pearson,
of Lethbridge, goes to the same
position in Medicine Hat
The handling of freight cartage
with the speed and efficiency of express shipments, which was -undertaken in the Montreal District a
month ago by the Canadian Pacific
Cartage Department, has attained
immediate and widespread popularity.
Ninety-two new trucks have been
providing this speedy pick-up and
delivery service for railway freight
in Greater Montreal. Since the first
of MarclSsimilar service has been
provided in Ottawa and in Sher-
brooke. Commencing today the
service will be extended to Three
Rivers and St. Hyacinthe. On April
first the Cartage Department took
over the handling of less-than-car-
load freight on the highway between Montreal and St. Jerome.
Proved Its Value
After one month's operation in
Greater Montreal, the new service
has proved its value. The Cartage
Department performs for the railway all of tne functions ordinarily
handled by outside cartage agents
and brings the Company in closer
Contact with shippers.
The vehiclemen operating the
cartage vehicles are trained em-
*pl<53|§s of the Cartage Department.
They are uniformed in blue drill
overalls and windbreaker with a
driver's cap and badge. The cap
badge reads " Canadian Pacific"
and shows the Company's freight
The vehicle equipment is entirely
separate and distinct from the regular express tyehicles. The cartage
vehicles are of a heavier^type and
capacity with bodies specially designed to afford proper protection
and permit quick, safe handling of
freight traffic at bep? the terminal
and the shipper's warehouse. &JteeyJ
are painted Killamey Green and
lettered " Canadian Pacific " on the
side panels and carry a Canadian
Pacific Freight Crest on the cab
doors. Each vehicle is equipped
with a tan tarpaulin lettered with
the words " Canadian Pacific." The
whole turnout*?has a very smart
appearance and is tied directly to
Canadian Pacific Freight Service.
Attracts New Business
One of the big advantages of the
new system is the development of
new business for the Company. The
vehiclemen are assigned to regular
routes which enables them to develop contacts andjEarry on direct
solicitation. The vehiclemen telephone in from their routes for pickup calls every half hour. The
method of recording these calls has
facilitated the handling and sorting
at the shed. Co-operation between
the Freight Cartage and Express
vehiclemen and the exchange of information on business moving has
resulted in new business for both
Inaugurated because of the im-
portancelBcSV efficient cartage in deriving the fuXjETenefit of fast train
service, this new Department speeds
up freight delivery from place of
origin to destination to a degree
unheard of a generation ago.
As all the net revenue of the
Express Company for the new cartage service is turned over to the
Railway Company instead of being
retained by outside interests as
formerly, it is expected that the new
arrangement will work out to the
advantagpfbf both the Freight Department and the Express Company
and profitable to the Canadian
Pacific organization as a whole.
Old-Timers See "Silent Barriers"
Scene In the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, when several old-time officers and employes of the
Company gathered with C. A. CotterelljSassistant general manager, to see " Silent Barriers," Gnumont British film of
the construction of the Canadian Pacific Kailway through the Rockies. Present in the gryup of old-timers were W.
H. (Billy) Evans, retired divisional master mechanic of the Vancouver division, who was pilot of the first train from
Montreal into Port Moody in 188G, and Mrs. Evans; A. B. Calder, retired passenger traffic commissioner, and Mrs.
Calder; T. XV. Bradshaw, retired ag*nt at Revelstoke, and Mrs. Bradshaw; Herbert Vollans, retired roadmaster of
the Vancouver division;   C.   S. Maharj-, retired  nuperintendent of the Vancouver division, and J. J. Shaw, retired agent
Dog Importer Praises
Express Company's Work
According to Reg. P. Sparkes, the
well-known dog importer of Tor-
onto, the Canadian Pacific Express
compan58s#employes are adepts at
handling dogs on ocean voyages. In
a letter to Horace Pickering, foreign
agent for the express company in
Toronto, Mr. Sparkes writes:
"I have been bringing dogs over
from the Old Country under the
care of the Canadian Pacific Express
Company for many years and they
have always arrived in the best of
shape and never off their feed. My
recent purchase—the English champion bulldog ' Debut' arrived in
such beautiful bloom jmd condition
that she could have gone right into
the show ring immediately upon
her arrival."
This is indeed high praise coming
from a dog importer of the standing of Mr. Sparkes.
Company Wrestlers
Take Three Crowns
C.P.R.A.A.A., Montreal, Trio
Winners of Provincial Championships
Winning of three provincial wrestling championships by members of
the C.P.R.A.A.A in Montreal featured a most successful winter
sports season, which was brought to
a close early in May after active
participation in various branchesjiofe
competitive sport. Under the coaching of Eugene Tremblay, himself a
famous wrestler, Leo Des^pches, 118
pounds; Vernon Blake, 123 pounds,
and Larry Clarke, 134 pounds, won
championships at the provincial
trials held in the Rosemount Clubhouse on May 4-5.
M. Mulhearn, manager of the
association, said that he is looking
forward to the best summer season
in years. The membershiSfis 855 at
present, and hopes are that it will
reach the thousand mark. Six
greens are open for lawn bowling,
six tennis courts are open, and an
exciting season lies ahead for an
eight-team inter-departmental soft-
ball league. The biggest event of
the season, however, 'will be the
annual picnic at Hudson, near Montreal, in July, which is expected to
attract nearly 3,500 Company men,
their families and friends.
C. L. Pentz Is Feted
After His Last Run
Baggagemaster Completes 42
Years With Dominion Atlantic Railway
C. L. Pentz
Cecil L. Pentz, well
[kaffiyn Nova Scotia
railwayman, retired
under the pension regulations on March 31
Bfteg- 42 years of service with tKejjjjbmin-
ion Atlantic Railway.
E.ujing these years he
served in every position on the train crew,
but it will be as baggagemaster on the Halifax-Yar-
PmSth- express trains that he will
be  best  remembered.
While his service record shows
that he has 42 years with the Dominion Atlantic, he has in realityC
been engaged for several years
more than- that as he worked as
stone mason in building the sfJ»ao5B
at Mount Uniacke in 1880, theffllH
part of the old Intercolonial. Later
he joined the permanent way staff
and in 1895 made his first run as
brakeman. A year later he became
baggagemaster and in 1905 was
promoted to the post of conductor.
At the conclusion of his final run
he was given a dinner and presentation by his friends.
Vancouver Mayor Pays
Tribute to Efficiency
A tribute to the high standard of
efficiency for which Company
offices throughout the country are
noted was paid at Vancouver when
Mayor George C. Miller selected
Arnold Vincent Stone, clerk-stenographer in the Assistant General
Manager's office, as his private
secretary. Out of many applicants
Mr. Stone was personally selected
by the Mayor, largely, the city official disclosed, because of his valuable "C.P.R.  training."
Addresses Trade Boards
C. E. Stockdill, president of the
Winnipeg Board of Trade and assistant to the vice-president, Canadian Pacific western lines, recently
addressed the annual meeting of
the Boissevain, Man., trade board
and the district board and more
recently the Minnedosa Board of
There was a Coronation Day dinner in Hamburg for the present
Coronation, at which all British
members of the Hamburg staff were
present June 1st, 1937
Page 7
Company's Exhibit
Attracts Interest
At Big Paris Show
Canada Is Given Good Advertising at World Exposition
The great interest that has been
shown m the Company's exhibit at
the International Exposition at
presentffipjSfljheid in Paris, France,
places it far up among the leading
displays advertising Canada's holiday and industrial attractions.
Built completely in the Exhibits Department in Windsor Station, Montreal, the Company's Paris exhibit
was made in the form of an extremely artistic information booth.
There is ample room for attendants
to hand out literature adveEtjgjn'gJ
Canada, and, from all reports received, great work is being done
every day to advertise this Dominion abroad.
Modernistic in construction, the
walls of the exhibit are composed
of colored Canadian scenes, the
whole beingffiHuminated by lights
which change in color. Four lighted
leoflffiins and the woodwork of the
booth have been done in " Hyacinth
Blue" and " Orange Ice," the official colors of the Exposition.
Lively Banff Scene
The feature of the exhibit is the
diorama at the rear, showing Banff
Springs Hotel and surroundings in
the Canadian Rocekb. This was
composed of a series of artistic
paintings spaced to grive proper perspective and provide room for
electricEHp' motivated trail riders,
motor traffic and trains to add a
realistic touch of life. Colored
lighting effects, controlled? by a
mechanical dimmer, range from
strong sunlight to a soft moonlight
Above  this  diorama   is   a  semicircular map of the world, sixteen
by' seven feet, which shows all the
Company's services, such as trans-
FfgSnada  railway,  regular  trans-At-
llaritiE   and   trans-Pacific   shipping
Ir.out'es. and world and other cruises.
Many Canadian Scenes
At each side is a large transparent picture; the one to the right
showing the " Empress of Britaugii
under the Chateau Frontenac at
Quebec, and the other the new highspeed, semi-streamlined train. These
and the two banks of hand-colored
transparencieffct the front, illus-
ttfjRang Canadian scenes along the
■gonrpany's lines, also undergoyai3
tractive changes owing to special
lighting effects.
Construction of such exhibits is
an everyday job in the Exhibits
Department, whose employes include many artisans of wide experience in the designing and cohstcffca
tion of various types of displays.
After this particular exhibit had
been set up and found mecharucaHJK
perfect, another difficult task was
taking it apart and packing it so
that it could be reassembled without trouble in Paris. E. T. Noltie,
director of exhibits and displays for
the Company, took the exhibit to
Paris to superintend the settingvup:
in the Canada Building of the Exposition.
Ralph J. Simpson Made
Inspector in Alberta
Ralph J. Simpson, agent for the
Communications Department Tfat:
Moose Jaw, has been promoted to
the post of inspector of communications in the Alberta district, with
headquarters at Edmonton. He is
succeeded by William E. Alderoft,
of Moose Jaw.
Mr. Simpson joined what was
then the telegraphs department at
Prince Albert, Sask., in 1911, and
became an operator at Moose Jaw,
in 1914. He joined an infantry battalion at the outbreak of theySxeala
War, was later transferred to the
Signal Corps, and served "for the
duration" with the 4th Canadian
Signals in France. After the war
he rejoined the Canadian Pacific
and was stationed at Prince Albert,
Regina, Swift Current and Moose
Jaw until his present promotion.
Preparing  Company  Exhibit  For  Paris
The Company's exhibit, which has been attracting:, great interest in Canada Building* at the International
Exposition at Paris, France, is seen above as artisans of the Exhibits Department completed work on it in Windsor
Station at Montreal. The central picture gives a general view of the booth, while the other two views are of *a
more informal nature. The giant in No. 2 is Bill Norman, of the Exhibits Department, with one foot at the base
of 8,030-foot Sulphur Mountain and the other at the far side of the town of Banff. He is adjusting the mechanism
that provides a life-like touch to the model of the world-famous resort. No. S shows the arrangement of endless
chains which motivate horses on the mountain trails, cars  on the highways, and railway trains in the background.
A. R. Owen, W. D. Grosset
Are Honored at London
Expressing their regard for two of
the " Old Guard" of the Company,
a number of the Company's European organization attended a small
iuncheonJBield in Kettner's Restaurant in London recently in honor of
A. Ross Owen, of the Rome office,
and W. D. Grosset. of the Antwerp
office, whose retirement under the
pension regulations became effective
this year. With J. C. Patteson,
European manager, in tlflpighair, a
radio set was presented to Mr. Owen
and a chiming timepiece in Chinese
lacquer to Mr. Grosset.
Elect Col. B. Ripley
Veterans' President
Former Roadmaster
Stresses Idealism
In Company's Ranks
Fellow Workers Honor J. S.
Anderson of Esquimalt
& Nanaimo
House Party to See
Old Country Sights
Tour of Scotland and England
Is Planned For Company
England and Scotland will swing
open their gates in welcome to the
Company family on the 23-day
House Party from Canada in July.
The Old Country will be in Coronation mood for this most attractive
all-expense tour of the year, at special low rates which are open only
to employes, pensioners and their
Leaving Montreal on the " Duchess of Richmond" on July 9, the
party arrives in Glasgow on July 15
after an enjoyable sea voyage. July
ffpBsfbccupied with a motor trip to
Edinburgh, through the Trossachs,
via Loch Lomond. After a tour of
Edinburgh the next morning, the
[afternoon and evening are free.
One of the highlights of the trip
will be the motor drive to Lorrdoh^
visiting, on the way, Dryburgh
Abbey, Melrose, Abbotsford, Selkirk* Gretna Green, Carlisle, Bas-
senthwaite, Keswick, Windermere
Lake Country, Kendal, Lancaster,
Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Chester, Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and
Windsor. July 20 and 21 are spent
touring historic London, and the
next day is free forjjmdividual
action. The home trip starts ftrpmj
Liverpool on the " Duchess of Rich?
mond " on July 23. The boat calls
at Belfast and Greenock and reacBesl
Montreal on July 31.
Members who have the available
time may remain longer, if they
wish, by defraying their own expenses after the party sails. InPsuch,
cases, third-class westbound pas-
sage may be booked on any Company liner from Southampton,
Cherbourg, Liverpool, Glasgow or
High Scores, Dinner
For Calgary Bowlers
Conclude Successful Season
With Happy Function at
Palliser Hotel
J. A. Jost. of the purchasing department, Calgary, made an all-
time high individual score of 390
for the Canadian Pacific Association
Bowling League, Calgary, not far
short of the possible 450. E. DJBgag
terell, general superintendent, presented the prizes at the annual din-
Ber*§>the awards covering 22-weeks
schedule, went to the followingi'S:
Winning team, first section—T. A.
Halsall, captain; G. J. Fox, R. Scar-
ratt, J. Miller; wining team and
league championship, second section—F. Colborne, captain; W. Little, C. E. Lister and E. G. Bowie;
high single team: W. Ripley, captain,
D. Clapperton, F. J. Whittaker, C.
J. Meaton; high three team: F. A.
G. McLean; captain; D. Stewart, J.
Wilson, E. Snuman. Individual
averages—W. Ripley, 215; individual highjsingle, J. A. Jost, 390*39
dividual high, three—H. M. Allan,
825; consolation: high three, R. Sinclair, 716; high single, R. White, 280.
Vancouver Apprentice Prize-Winners
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SS**"" "'£*■
Buf^7 '-^^fcfflfej^'filjl
Seven prize-winning apprentices at the Drnlte Stre
In Yuncouvcr are seen ubove with ,officials. Left lo rl
1$. George, general locomotive foreman; K. A. Pyne, i
power and car department, western--lines; \V. A. Gibs*
William Bomaln, apprentice Instructor; Gordon Fl<
J, P. Kelly, district master mechanic; and T. B. Hlgg:
Back row, left to right: A. J. Shcplmrd, N. G. Sal
Andrews, and W. E. Wright.
"t shops of the Co
glit, first row, arc
Kipcrintcndent of
'ii, machinist appr
i*ld, carman appr
Ins, general car fo
bury,   T.   Elliott,
ni pa n y
: Leo
B. W.
Angus Shops Employes
Give $4,236 For Poor
Employes of Angus Shops, Montreal, themselves hard hit by the
depression, contributed heavily to
the support of others less fortunate
during 1036. Appeals for charity invariably found them with an open
purse when the cause seemed good.
In the seven main charity drives
conducted In Montreal, they contributed $4,236.77. as follows: French
Federated, $1,200.89; St. Mary's Hospital, $447.75; Children's Memorial,
$30*3.25; Salvation Army, $154.65;
Federated Charities, $1,400.00; Catholic Charities, $560.95; Jewish Philanthropies, $150.38.
Inspector Thompson
Coronation Veteran
Recalls Incident As Guardsman During Crowning of
King George V.
G. Thompson
G. Thompson, inspector, Canadian Pacific investigation department at Southampton, was serving
in the Grenadier
Guards fromT1909 and
well remembers the
coronation of King
George V. He was on
duty mounting guard
at Buckingham Palace
main entrance at 8
a.m. and remained on
duty until 4 p.m. with-
o u t being relieved.
"This duty, he says,
" was far from monotonous, as with the
sentry on my left, "we
were* either saluting or
presenting arms every
three or four minutes.
Being in full Guard
order and the weather being very
warm, it was no wonder that I felt
a trifle uncomfortable when I went
off duty."
Mr. Thompson adds: " The color
sergeant welcomed us witfija cheerful :'There's a lovely Irish stew for
[Sinner, men,' but his tuneful note
altered when he discovered that he
was having exactly the same himself."
Banquet E. G. Bowie
On Honeymoon Trip
Montreal Friends Honor
Works Manager, Ogden
Shops, Calgary
Coast Apprentices
Make Fine Showing
W. S. Gibson Wins Best Aggregate and Three Other
Edward G. Bowie, works manager, Ogden Shops, Calgary while
on his way to the Coronation on
•his honeymoon, was the guest of
honor at a banquet in the Oak
Room of the Windsor Hotel, Montreal, on April 5 given by friends,
fellow-officials and executives of
the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mr.
Bowie had previously been banq-
uetted at Calgary and Winnipeg on
his way East. There were 52 guests
at  the Montreal function.
George Whiteley, superintendent
of motive power and car department, was in the chair and H. J.
Humphrey, vice-president and general manager; eastern lines, made
a presentation of a handsome grandfather's clock to Mr. Bowie, while
Mrs. Bowie was the recipient of a
bouquet of roses. Mr. Humphrey
react a message of regret from D
pMSoleman, senior vice-president,
who was unable to be present and
who wished'.*Mr. Bowie and his
bride the best of good luck, a sentiment with which Mr. Humphrey
fully associated himself. The grandfather's 'KSck was a mystery up to
the time of its unveiling — so to
speak—for it was entirely hidden
from view under a model of the
smokestack of a streamlined locomotive.
Honor Prize Winners
Prize winners for the Coach
Yards Curling Club, Winnipeg,
were honored at a dinner presided
over by David Forbes, coach yards
foreman, at the season's close.
Trophy winners were: E. Wise, J.
Tarte, S. Ellis and H. Rhodes (skip),
McKenty'.Cup, and T. Ellis, A. P.
Hourd, W. Bevan and A. Ellis
(skip), iMillan Cup.
" Closing exercises" of the apprentices school of the Company's
Drake street shops in Vancouver,
April 13 saw R. A. Pyne, super-
intenden|«pf motive power and car
department, western^ lines, Winnipeg, presenting prizes to seven apprentices who led their fellows in
various phases of the work during
the year.
I One of them, machinist apprentice W. S. Gibson, son of James
Gibson, roundhouse foreman at^tKe^
Vancouver shops, made a clean
sweep of most of the events. He
had the highest aggregate with 513
Marks, took highest marks—95 in
drafting, and turned in the best set
of drawings and the best set of
notes on the year's work.
Other prize winners were: Machinist apprentice R. W. Andrews,
highest in mathematics, ^86- marks;
machinist apprentice T. Elliott, second in mathematics, 84 marks;
tinsmith apprentice W. E. Wright,
second in drafting, 86 marks; machinist apprentice N. G. Salsbury, highest in theory. 91; carman apprentice G. M. Field, second in theory,
90; carman apprentice A. J. Shep-
hard, second best set of drawings.
Apprentice Salsbury was awarded
a special prize for the mostfpfo-
gress shown since the semi-annual
examinations; he showed a gain of
49 per cent.
As Motive Power Superintendent
Pyne presented the prizes and commented on the excellent work of
the apprentices and their teacher,
Apprentice Instructor William Ro-
main, who is a pattern makerjbji
trade, beamed on his pupils with
as^much happiness as any school
principal  on  graduation  day.
A. A. McCoubrey Head
Of Winnipeg Golf Club
Recognize A. H. Foster's Services With Useful Presentation
Toronto Ex-Servicemen Plan
Annual Banquet on November 20
Colonel Blair Ripley, C.B.E..D.S.O.,
^c^^r^ct engineer, has been elected
honorary president of the C.P.R.
F^gervicemen's Association for the
Ontario district with Major J. A.
MacKenzie, D.S.O., division engineer, Trenton, and Captain R. V.
Carleton, division master mechanic,
Bruce, honorary vice-presidents.
Frank Underhill, car department,
was elected president, W. Davis,
freight department, vice-president,
W. Sharp, Canadian Pacific Express
company, secretary, and Duncan M.
George, statistician general superintendent's office, treasurer.
The executjjwi is composed of
representatives from all the various departments of the railway in
Toronto with the present membership numbering 300.
Hamburg Employes Form
British    Legion    Branch
A. A. McCoubrey was re-elected
president of the Canadian Pacific
Railway Company Golf Club, Winnipeg, at the annual meeting in the
Ro;yal Alexandra Hotel, May 1, when
prizes for the 1936 season were presented. Officers forithe season just
opened include: M. Jackson and O.
Denton, vice-presidents; G. R. Den-
ner, secretary-treasurer; T. Dorian,
J.*R£. Strother, Roy Napper and S.
Moore, committee.
In recognition of his services as
secretary-treasurer since the incep-
tion of the club three years ago, A.
H. Foster was presented with a pair
of golf shoes and a locker, the gift
of Mr. McCoubrey.
A trip to Kenora and friendly
games with Company employes from
other points, with an 18-hole match
at Winnipeg Beach at the annual
Company picnic, June 27, are among
the season s plans.
T. H. Gardner, of the Company's
Hamburg office, has been appointed
chairman of a new branch of the
British Legion inaugurated there,
and the British members of the
Hamburg staff who were on active
service during the Great War are,
of course, members. The national
chairman of the British Legion has
presented the Hamburg branch with
a standard which was dedicated in
the English church there, on;|MaM
9th, the Sunday of Coronation
Calgary Pensioners
Made Life Members
Honored By Calgary Association—A. B. Burpee President
A. B. Burpee
A. B. Burpee, transportation assistant, is
president of the Canadian Pacific Association at Calgary, elected at the annual dinner at the Palliser
hotel, April 29, with
the following officers
and executive for 1937-
38; M. T. Biette, vice-
president; W. M. Little,
secretary-treasurer: B. C. Cool, assistant secretary; J- L. Sugden and
J. A. McBurney, members of^'the
executive with J. Denholm and R.
R. Mitchell, completing a two-year
term begun last sprini
Bowling prizes for
the season were pres^
ented by the general
superintendent, E. D.
Cotterell, and a feature
of the occasion was
the presentation of life
membership to O.
KirkwdiaSM. J. Scott,
H. N. Osborne, C. J.
Powles, D. Patterson
and R. Pearson, recently retired on pension. Bruce
and Douglas Allan, sons of HMMf
Allan, district master mechanicij|aricL
the Company Trio contributed
music. J. Stevenson, the retiring
president,  was  chairman.
W. M. Little
" When you start a
young man out on his
career, always give
him a break. The railway is a school.   The
only difference is that
you never graduate—
the   longer  TOM? railroad   the   more   you
find there is to learn,
J. S. Anderson     and   after   46  years  I
find I don't know all
there is to know."
;*in\this vein, John Sigfrid Anderson, former roadmaster of the Esquimalt   &   Nanaimo   Railway,   on
Vancouver   Island,   replied   to   an
address   in   his   honor   when   colleagues of the Maintenance of Way
department   gave   him   a   complimentary   dinner  at the  Malaspina
Hotel in Nanaimo, April 19.
Stresses Loyalty
Mr. Anderson, who completed 46
years of service at the end of 1936
to retire on superannuation, was
presented with a traveUin1igjB>ag, and
a stand lamp, on behalf of the section forces, and a pipe on behalf of
the E. & B. department. W. H.
Smith, general chairman of the
Maintenance of Way brotherhood,
presided and made the presentations. In repBSSg to Mr. Smith's
address, Mr. Anderson paid high
compliment to the spirit of the Company in its treatment of employes.
■ The foremen who trained me"
he said, " never drove me to work,
but always gave me good advice
and encouragement.
" The Canadiafis'Pacific is a very
human family. The loyalty of the
Canadian Pacific menrehines out like
a beacon light," he said.
Referring to recenjBlabor troubles
throughout this and other countries,
Mr. Anderson-said there was never
any doubt in his mind about the
amicable out-come of Canadian
Pacific employes' request for restoration of wage reductions. "The
Canadian Pacific " he said, "has had
collective bargaining for 35 years;
the officercland men get around the
table and talk things over."
Toast to the Canadian Pacific was
proposed by J. A. Kpinedy, superintendent; a toast to the pensioners
was proposed by R. A. Bainbridge,
division engineer, and words of appreciation of Mr. Anderson's long
and faithful service were spoken
by R. G. Marshall, extra gang foreman; Fred Harris, section foreman,
and Oscar W. Dey, on behalf of the
Order  of  Railroad Telegraphers.
Taking part in the musical programme were Basil O. Bourgoyne,
section foreman, Cameron Lake,
W. M. Dauncey and H. W. MacKenzie.
During the evening Mr. Smith, on
behalf of the maintenance of way
employes, introduced Mr. Anderson's successor as roadmaster, W.
H. Kirkpatrick, and assured him
that the same sincere co-operation
would be rendered to him by tiie
employes. He complimented the
men on the splendid condition of
their track, and said that standardized systems of the Canadian Pacific
would be brought into effect on the
E. & N. but that the changes would
be gradual and work noTKardship
on anyone.
Victoria Presentation
The Nanaimo presentations to the
retired roadmaster followed an
earlier occasion of ,^Bimilar nature
when officers and the general staff
at Victoria presented Mr. Anderson
with a set of cutlery as a remembrance of long association. Present
on that occasion was H .ESBeasley,
pensioned) general superintendent,
who engaged Mr. Anderson for the
service in 1890 on the mountain
division. Mr. Anderson was a
" main liner" until 1913 when he
transferred to the E. & N. as extra
gang foreman. He was made roadmaster in 1930.
Honor Edward G. Bowie at Montreal Banquet
At tho head table, from left to right, at happy function for Works Manager, Ogden Shops, Calgary, were:
J. II. Brooks, I,. G. (Sheriff) Colder, T. NT. Hambley, general superintendent. North Bay; H. C. Grout, assistant to the
vice-president; E. G. Bowie, George Whiteley, superintendent of motive powor and car department; H. J. Humphrey,
vice-president nnd general manager, eastern linos; J. K. Savage, general superintendent. Quebec; W. A. Newman,
chief mechanical englner; and C. A. OdeU, Page 8
June 1st, 1937
The Profit Motive
Place in Industry
(Continued from page 1, col. 5)
little more of this world's goods
than the person who is doing the
And secondly, it is for the good
of the community that new capital should be continually created
individually and collectively so
that enterprise may have the tools
available with which to produce
more wealth for all.
Is the Machine Working?
But those opponents of the system who are so sure the grass is
much greener on the other side of
the fence are then entitled to ask
whether the present machine is
taking the great mass of humanity
along the road to our stated end.
It is a little difficult to believe at
times that this question is really
put sincerely. The evidence is so
definite not only that the machine
is doing so, but that it is and has
been for some time travelling at
an' accelerating pace. The evidence
is on record for all to see who
want to see. We know it, many of
us, from our own short experience.
Go bactegxf that a little and it becomes overwhelming.
Now with this background you
may say it is peculiar there should
be so much criticism current regarding the machine; criticism to
the effect that material comforts
are becoming less and less widely
distributed, that the productive machine has the poor man by the
throat and is squeezing out his very
life. That above all "big business"
and "financS«are least concerned
to improve his lot, and that our industrial and financial leaders are a
greedy and self-seeking lot.
Relative Rewards In Industry
These criticisms seem to me to
spring from two main considerations. First, the material reward of
success in the productive machine
has been relatively large, and a
belief has grown up—fostered by
some who have chosen, other lines
of effort or by the less successful
—that this reward must of necessity
be obtained at the expense of
I believe this is a profound mistake. The very fact of the astounding progress made by the machine
in raising the standard of living
for the rank and file seems to deny
it conclusively. But this thought,
unsupported by facts, has been deliberately fostered in most cases
by those who see in so-doing an
easier -way of making a living than
by working inside the productive
machine. They have been aided by
the. after effects of the World War
—after effects which we know from
the past to be normal to wars in
general and particularly to one of
the extent just experienced and
which found its origin in other
faults of human nature. As a consequence the thought has permeated
a large sectiori of the people and
has tended to increase the obstructions put in the way of the machine, so reducing its effectiveness.
In fact, at times it has looked as
if it would be slowed up to the
point of abandonment.
Certainly its proper checks and
counterchecks have been frequently interfered with, mainly because
of misunderstandings of their nature. In other words, the attitude
has been if you don't like the clock
when it tells the correct time, then
smash the clock!
The productive machine as we
know it has necessarily within it a
cross-section of the faults of human nature. Indeed this would be
a necessity in the case of any other
And what a grand chance this
has given its enemies? And how
they have used these faults to make
a case for scrapping the machine
in favour of one as yet undesigned
—insofar as its practical details are
concerned—leave alone built?
Are Criticisms Sincere?
We would be more impressed,
however, with the sincerity and intelligence of these attacks if the
critics had gone about their job
somewhat differently. Why, for instance, if they were really sincere
Schreiber Wins Thunder Bay Hockey Title
These Company employes and sons of employes won for the Schreiber
Hockey Club the Thunder Bay Senior Hockey League Championship and the
silver cap presented by D. O. Coleman, vice-president of the Company. They
are, left to right: Front row, J. St. Jean, P. Hope and A. Shires; second
row, B. White (executive), A. Gorrlty (trainer), V. Poulln, W. Gavin, W.
McGregor (playing coach), 0. Corston, C. 3. McGregor (president) and H.
Hembruff (manager); back row. E. Paradis (sub goalie), D. Boss, F. Fum-
merton, M. Linklater, T. Klvisto, H. Duggan and B. Paradis (assistant trainer).
has "big business" been singled
out for all the opprobrium? Surely
it is quite generally known that
big business has in. the main been
able to afford, and has" afforded,
higher wages and lower selling
prices than small business. But it
is not the employer who has not
been able to afford or has not afforded higher wages and lowerfiell^
ing prices that has been' attacked.
Curiously enough one of the most
active attacks recently has been
made against a business which on
the whole has a relatively fine
community record—the automobile
industry. That industry, an industry which did not even exist in any
important way until early in this
century, has steadily improved its
brafctuct and sold that product at
steadily declining prices In addition, the automobile woflrecis high
up in his standard of earnings m
relation to other industries.
It seems to me that we have good
reason to distrust the critics when
the atacks come not against situations where the wage level is low
and condffibns really bad, but where
the reverse is in general true.
The Logical Answer.
What can those of us inside the
productive machine do to offset
these attacks and prevent their
causing a break down of the machine?
I think the constructive position
is to accept the fact that every
one in a position of responsibility
—such as those here today—must
Eicreksingly and constantly overhaul his actions from various standpoints. In the past, because of
pressure of work, the tendency has
been to do our particular job as
the work came across the desk.
We must learn to accept something
more than this as part of our job.
A certain continual awareness of
the implications which go with efficient production and! distribution,
and with the making of profits, is
required. Awareness of obligations
to the community as a whole as
well as to the success of the enterprise. But still awareness: of the
necessity of profitable enterprise
and pride in achieving such profits where the broader community
responsibilities have been observed-
It is important that the wage-
earner take this attitude just as
much as the employer. Reduction
of long hours of work is an excellent objective for both employer
and employe to the extent that
efficiency iru production or better
health for the employe result. As
an end in itself, however, irrespective of health or efficient production,
it is a standard which is bound to
be hurtful to the community as a
whole in that production is lessened
before the bulk of humanity has
achieved independence from material want.
Let us be aware also of the advantage to the community and to
Captain Richardson Captures Honor
The port of Montreal was opened for the first time by a " Duchess"
liner and for the first time in 23 years by a passenger ship when Captain
Charles Richardson brought the " Duchess of York" into the St. Lawrence
port early in the morning of April 19 and won as a trophy the gold-headed
cane awarded each year by the port to the master of the first vessel arriving
from across the Atlantic or from the South American continent. In the
picture above Captain Richardson is seen receiving the gold-headed cane
from Alex Ferguson, port manager, in the presence of port, marine and
Company officials. The presentation took place on the bridge of the Duchess
on April 21. Standing in the background are (left) Captain B. C. Brown,
port warden, and M. H. A. Archambault, port secretary.
Jost-Boaz—Former members of the
western lines Purchasing Department,
Winnipeg, were married on April 10,
when Miss Louise E. Boaz, of the staff,
became the bride of -Ijoseph Jost, chief
clerk in the Purchasing Department,
Calgary, where he was moved last fall
from similar duties in Winnipeg. Before leaving Winnipeg, Miss Boaz was
entertained at luncheon in the Royal
Alexandra Hotel and presented with, a
silver tea service by members of the
office staffs, while the Purchasing Department gave her an accompanying
Sheffield tray.
Gwyn-McEachern—The marriage of
Charles Featherstone Gwyn, casualty
clerk in the office of the vice-president
of western lines, to Miss Marian Benson McEachem, Winnipeg, was solemnized on May 15. A reception followed
at the Manitoba Club.
Fisher-Walsh—Thomas John Fisher,
popular member of the Freight Tariff
Bureau, Montreal, and Miss Ruth Lillian Walsh were married at Calvary
United Church on April 2. Various
presentations to Mr. Fisher by his
mends and fellow workers marked the
Kvle-Mallett—The marriage of Miss
Mary E. Mallett, only daughter of Kf;
and Mrs. A. E. Mallett. Winnipeg, to
Talbot L. Kyle, youngest son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. B. Kyle, Winnipeg, at
Knox United Church, May 7, is announced. Mr. Kyle is room clerk at
the Empress Hotel, Victoria, B.C., and
was formerly on the staff at Banff
Springs Hotel.
profitable enterprise of reducing
prices—and, so of expanding markets—where :i3raontable enterprise
can still result.
Consciousness of fundamentally
sound approaches such as these is
bound to make for the desired"?en,dS
It will tend also to make it more
difficult for the demagogue to exploit for his own advantage the
worker who has not had) the opportunity of understanding that he
should for his own sake encourage
profitable enterprise and abhor unprofitable enterprise. And incidentally forfitne sake of the Government which draws so much of its
revenue for national purposes from
the profits of industry.
By all means let us understand
our machine and accelerate its
effectiveness; and let us turn the
criticism of its defects to account—
even where that criticism comes
from its enemies—by regarding
these criticisms as an incentive to
[greater effort and higher standards.
Governments Must Conform
And we of the productive machine have a right to expect a
similar attitude to their own problems from those in other walks of
life; from government, for instance.
Perhaps in our capacity as citizens
we can help in that area also. ^
What do we want from our Gov-
remmental leaders; what should we
encourage and applaud in them?
First, surely a knovHedge of
the art of Government;
Second, analysis of the facts
underlying the country's na-
tional and provincial problems;
Third, courageous policies when
the facts are known; and
Fourth, courageous action in
the carrying out of such
And where we see leadership of
this type we must be prepared to
withhold criticism and reward those
that show such courage, both by
maintaining them in office and by
demonstrations of public approval.
Moreover failure to face problems in an objective and constructive manner should be the test of
incompetence whether in industr.yJ
or in Government. But let us give
fair trial to our leaders to the extent that they conscientiously work
along this line and let us refuse
to be misled by misfits in tKsimag
chine who promise spectacular and
overnight cur^jbf the "rabbit out
of a hat" order.
D. C. Coleman's Cup
Goes to Schreiber
Company Team Wins
Thunder Bay Senior
Hockey Championship
The lovely silver trophy given by
D. C. Cpleman, vice-president, for
the championship of the Thunder
Bay Senior Hockey League was
presented to the Schreiber team
late in March at a civic reception
attended by more than 100 residents
of that lively Ontario town.
Schreiber became the first winner of the handsome trophy put up
for competition by Mr. Coleman last
year by winning the league title
after playing 16 games, and then
defeating Fort William in the chfam^
pionship play-offs.
In the late winter of 1936, Mr.
Coleman, while on his way east,
asked Superintendent C. J. McGregor at Schreiber for the privilege of
donating a cup to the Thunder Bay
Senior Hockey League, because of
his early associations with the lake-
head cities and in recognition of the
interest displayed in amateur sport
by employes of the Company and
their families in Fort William, Port
Arthur, and Schreiber.
The cup was gratefully accepted
by the league executive, whose
thanks were conveyed to Mr. Coleman by President T. T&i Carroll,
Fort William. Trustees of the trophy are the mayors of Fort William,
and Port Arthur and the reeve of
Following a hard-fought season,
the Schreiber team, which was marshalled from the ranks of the Company family in towns between
Chapleau and Port Arthur, was
tendered a banquet and given the
cup by Thomas Hambley, general
superintendent, North Bay.
Bowlers at Toronto
Defeat Montrealers
Winners of Ingram-Thompson
Trophy in Friendly Inter-
City Matches
Winding up the bowling season in
great form with a win over the
Montreal Communications team by
7 to 5, the Canadian Pacific Communications Bowling League of
Toronto held their most successful
banquet in years on May 8 in the
Oak Room of Toronto Union Station,-with approximately 80in attendance. They were 'hosts to 22
bowlers from the Montreal office
wHb had travelled to Toronto for
the annual match for the H. S.
Ingram-W. M. Thompson trophy,
which iwas donated in 1927 by the
superintendents at Toronto and
Montreal at that time. The cup has
been won seven times by Toronto
and three times by Montreal.
At the banquet there was an entertaining floor show, provided by a
five-piece orchestra, dancers and
singers, boxers, and comedy wrestlers. During the height of the festivities, the chairman, A. R, Cannon,
accountant in Real Estate Department, was advised that a woman
with four small children was
stranded in the station. An appeal
was made to the bowlers and in a
few minutes the sum of $6.50 -was
collected for her assistance.
Veterans Retire
Under Pension Rules
'Hattot, A., Wood Mcht., Angus Shops.
Hetu, L. G. D., Helper^ Angus Shops.
Ouellet, J. O., Agt. & Oprt., St. Felix
de Valois.
Roy, J. z.,. Helper, Angus Shops.
Pentz,  C. L., Trn.  Bggmstr. Kentville
Wolsley,  J. E.,  Carman,  Lethbridge.
Garceau, J. C. U., Loco Engr., Laurentian Divn.
Altwasser, M.,  Sctnman., Regina.
Fieldus, A. L., Mchst. Help., Lambton.
McLeod, G. D., Agt., Daysland, Alta.
Maslak, W„ Sctnmn & Rig. Foreman,
Taylor,   J.   H„   Strkpr.   &   Sup.,  Van-
aaSp^SKFJ., Agent. CampBelTs Bay.
Sharpe, EsJC, Asst. Supt., North Bend.
Frappied, J. B„ Conductor (QCR) Sher-
Hebert, J. I.  O.,  Sctnmn., Valley Jet.
Kendick,   Mrs.   M.,   Head   Stewardess,
"Duchess  of  Atholl"   (CPSS).
Charbonneau,   J.    A.,   Mchst.,   Angus
Dutton, H., Machinist, Angus Shops.
Harding. G. A.. Cprsmth., Angus'*SfiEgl3
Anderson, J. E., Ship Liner, St. John,
N.B.   (CPSS).
Humphrey, C, Ship Liner, W. St. John
Gordon, P., Rdmstr., Red Deer, Alta.
FtaeKSbn, J., Chf Engr., Atlantic Service
Keleher, T., F'man Ship Liner, W. St.
John  (CPSS).
(Russell, W., 1st Officer, "Beaverburn,"
Audette, O., Trnmn., Farnham Div.
Bedard, A., Loco Engr., Winnipeg.
Flint, R. H. A., Loco Eng„ Owen Sound.
Gauthier,  E. D.,  Carman,  Sortin.
Kennedy,  A.,   Conductor.  Lethbridge.
Lang. A. J., Nt. Ydmstr., Saskatoon.
Saunders, E., Clerk (SD&PGglMOntreal.
[Whitehead, W., Loco. Engr., Winnipeg.
IWilkinson, E. H., Trmn., Toronto.
Hayes, M„ Loco Engr*©;c.Ry.)
MacKinnon, A. J„ Sctnmn., McAdam.
Hagan, F., Loco. Engr., Farnham.
Faint, E., Loco Eng'r., Revelstoke.
Grainger, T. W„ Chef & Cook "Beaver-
dale"  (CPSSMBi
Russell, JSKgar. Cleaner, Calgary.
Thorn, W., M. Eng'r., Outremont.
Messenger   Halts   Horse
In    Wild-West    Style
Messenger Joseph
O'HaraJfeut the Company on the front page
recently in the Maritimes by his heroic
wild-west feat m stopping a runaway horse.
It happened at one of
the busier corners in
Saint John, N.B. The
excited horse dashed
lacrossime intersection,
Joseph 0'Hara
reins dangling, hoofs pounding the
pavement, mane flying m the breeze,
nearly upsetting young Joseph
O'Hara, messenger boy with the
Commutations Department. Recovering himself, the youth turned
his bicycle around and pedalled
furiously in pursuit. Coming up
alongside the frightened beast in
approvedtwestern fashion, he caught
the reins, dismounted/; and held the
horse until its owner, who had been
racing along some distance in the
rear, arrived at the scene.
Vancouver Golfers
Having Big Season
Have Eyes on Commercial
League and Departmental
One of the newest and most
active off-shoots of employe activity on the Pafific Coast, the Canadian Pac^c^STilway golf club of
Vancouver, with beautiful Langara,
the Company's own public course, as
headquarters, has embarked on a
big season -that includes everything
from the Century club—for unfortunates who have never broken 100
—to a team in the city Commercial
League where the Company players
last year were  runners-up.
Monthly^ -tournaments started at
Langara March 21 and continued on
April 18, May 16, and others will
be held June 20th, which has been
set aside as Ladies' day—JulgBEg
August 15, September 19, October
17, November 21 and December 19.
The last, of course, will be one of
those turkey shoots for the Christmas bill of fare.
These are but^a few of the club's
seasonal activities, however, as the
Inter - Departmental League, club
handicap championship, " Century
Club" competition, and the Commercial League offer other outlets
for the Vancouver diyoteers. Teams,
of three, two players and a spare,
from the various departments are
fighting iSgout in the Inter-Departmental league. Defending champions
are: H. P. Proctor, H. A. Francis,
and R. G. H. Parker, general freight.
With a membership of 125 drawn
from all departments, the club is
one of the most successful of its
kind. Captain Edmund Aikman,
R.N.R., generap superintendent of
steamships, is the president, with
a good active executive to help him.
R. A. Gunton Is Honored
Before Leaving Toronto
On  the  occasion  of
the   promotion   of   R.
A.      Gunton,      traffic
solicitor of the Communications Depart-
Iment   at   Toronto,   to
the position  of Chief
Clerk to the assistant
manageiaqf Oommuni-
cations,  Eastern  lines,
Montreal, officers and
Emgjpyes of the department in the Ontario district
presented him with a set of riimtea
dishes, Dresden style, and a silver
platter. All of Mr. Gunton's 23
years with; the Company were spent
in Toronto where ne entered service in 1913. He was promoted
from chief clerk to the superintend
ent of Communications at Toronto
to traffic solicitor iraffiffarch, 1935.
Canada's Coronation oaks from
geejEfings and acorns obtained from
Royal parks in England iwere shipped by Canadian Pacific Express.
David Francis, 56, Hickson street,
Toronto, died on April 23rd. Born
August 9, 1883, Mr. Francis entered the
service on April 11, 1911, as trucker,
and was pensioned February 1, 1937.
Firman Haig, pensioned yard foreman, died on April 25. The late Mr.
Haig was born on May^ 2, 1858, entered the company's service as yardman
at Havel<xj3cfe Ontario, on February 23,
1897, and pensioned January 1, 1924.
Albert Edward Lovatt, in Company
service for 25 years in Moose Jaw,
Sask., died at his home there, April 2,
aged 54. He came to Canada from his
birthplace, Tean, Stoke, Staffordshire,
England. At the time of his death
he was freight conductor out of Moose
Jaw. He^leaves a wife, onspdaughter
and  one  son, all of Moose Jaw.
Peter McNaughton, first express messenger for the Company at Port Moody
died at Gordon Head, near Victoria,
April 14, and was laid to rest in Vancouver, April 16.   He was 76 years old.
Louis Corbier, for the past 18 years
member of the Montreal operating
room staff, Commuftications Department, died January 22 at his home.
Springfield Park, near Montreal. He
entered Company service as an operator at Aroostook, N.B., later going
to Woodstock. In 1919 he joined the
Communications Department in Montreal.
Alexander Stuart McCaskie, 67, Calgary, for 27 years Company Yard foreman at Calgary, died suddenly at his
home, April 15, from a heart attack.
He was Dorn in Peterboro, Ont. He
leaves two daughters and four sons all
in the west.
Murty Lloyd Wallis, yard foreman at
Guelph, Ont., who was pensioned on
February 1, 1937, died on February 27,
1937. He entered the service on March
30, 1910, as yardman at Gait, and in
1933 was made yard foreman at
Guelph. He resided at 327 Margaret
street,   Preston.
Nicholas Hall, pensioned extra gang
laborer, -Jdayelock, died at the Ontario
Hospital,- KmgsjSgreOnt., on March 13.
Born March 15, 1862, he entered the
service as sectionman at Maberley, May
1, 1894, and was pensioned July 1, 1927.
Christopher Hartford, pensioned
watchman, Owen Sound, Ontario, died
March 16, 1937.JBHis service as watchman was from 1886 to December 31,
John Barclay Dickie, pensioned train
baggageman, 467 Windermere avenue,
Toronto, died in the Wellesley Hospital,
Toronto, on March 25, 1937. He was
born January 28, 1862, entered the service as tSSnman, Trenton "'division on
August 12, 1891.
William Harvey, pensioned pumpman, died at CKatsworth, Ontario, on
April 2, 1937. He entered the service
as pumpman on the Bruce Division on
July 1, 1908 and was pensioned May 1,
Michael Cloherty, of Chatham, Ont.,
died on April 12. He entered the
service as gateman at Chatham in
1890 and was made crossing watchman
in 1911 and pensioned July 1, 1935.
James Weymark, 42, Lincoln avenue, •
Toronto, pensioned bridgeman, died on
April 18, 195yjjtH&'joined the company
in 1892 as mason in Toronto, was promoted to bridge and buildirigi'foreman
in 1910.    He was pensioned on July 1,
Edward Joseph Conn ell, pensioned
engineer, died on May-S^t his late
residence, 672 Dufferin street, Toronto.
He entered the service on June 27,
1883, and was employed as an engineer at Toronto from August 9, 1892
until his retirement on January 1, 1936.
Herbert D. Godsoe, former agent of
the Communications Department at
Halifax, N.S., died in that city on
March 27 in his 59th year. He served
the Company from 1895 until 1931,
when, due to ill health, he retired un-
derithe pension regulations.
Edward G. Lambert, who died at
Saint John, N:BjjEgllowing a brief ill-
ro'elssMwas a retired stationary engineer
with the Company. In his 77th year,
he had been a well known Company
employe at West Saint John for manjra
John Medley McKiel, who retired
from Company service a year ago owing to poor health, died at Samt John,
N.B., in March in his 59th year. He
served the Company for 39 years, during the last 20 of which he was an
George J. O'Dowd, district freight
and passenger agent at Quebec for the
Company for the past 29 years, died
on March 27 at the age of 63. He had
served the Company for 43 years.
George A. Fowler, for 46 years an.
employe of the Company, died on
March 23 at his home in Westmount,
P.Q., in his 77th year. He acted a>
lumber agent from 1897 to 1928, when
he retired.
William Cope, pensioned trainman,
of Ottawa, Ont., died on March 20, in
UJaKfeland, Fla., where he had been
spending his winters since retiring. He
served as yardman and trainman on
the Smiths Falls Division; and was in
his 67th year.
Capture First Aid Championships
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The Canadian Pacific Railway, Vancouver division. First Aid team, which
captured two provincial championships trophies during the St. John Ambulance Association competition held nt the coast on May 7 and 8. From left to
right, back row, are: T. Elliott, spare man; Fred B. Collinge, R. E. Reynolds,
J. D. Alexander, Rudyard B. Kipling, secretary of the St. John Ambulance
Association at Vancouver; Frank W. Walter, W. Ingram and D. J. Thomas,
instructor. Constable W. B. Darknell and S. Cain also assisted in the instruction.
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