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 ;; jjjfg^gijfc; Issued    for  rhe  InFormaHon of all engaged  in Hie Company's Services.	
1    ^2.
Number 20
September 1st, 1937
Fourth House Party
Tour of Britain
Most Popular Yet
Employes and Pensioners
From All Canada Totalling 106 Saw King and
The 106 members of the fourth
Canadian Pacific House Party to the
British Isles, the most popular to
.date, are back home after a 23-day
trip that ■ included such unusual
features as driving 'through the new
Mersey Tunnel, examining Britain's
newest locomotive, and seeing the
King and Queen.
Arriving at Greenock, the 106
employes, pensioners and dependents disembarked from the " Duchess
of Richmond" and left in four
luxury buses for a visit to Loch
Lomond, the Trossachs, Stirling and
Edinburgh where they stayed for
two nights. After visitaBg - Holy-
rood Palace, the Castle, and seeing
the most interesting sights of Edinburgh, they went to Chester via the
H3B|Jish Lake DisjSjfet. A change
in route permitted them to travel
through the Mersey Tunnel -which
was opened by His Majesty King
George V.
London Sight-Seeing Tours
In London they spent some time
on sight-seeing tours of the ciwi||BlJ
the West End, including visMsSSS
the Tower, St. Pauls, the Guildhall
and St. Stephens, Westminster.
Some of the members of the party
saw the King and Queen drive to
.i'jthejSopening of the London Fire
Brigade Headquarters, while a number ofvjgjaisioners and engineers
visited Kings Cross Station and saw
the London North Eastern Railway's
■Streamlined train " Coronation"
cowered by the " Dominion of Canada " locomotive, complete with
Canadian Pacific whistle. Several
members of the party were greatly
sought after by the London press
ThomS&Robson, of the steamship
passenger traffic department, Montreal, conducted the ocean part of
the tour, while J. Emslie, of the
European passenger manager's department, assisted by A. E. J.
Grinyer, of the publicity department, London, had charge of the
land tour.
Coast to Coast Representation
Members of the party were: Mr.
and Mrs. William John Andrews,
Minnedosa, Man.; Mr. and Mrs. E. A.
Bradley, Winnipeg; Miss Agnes Bart-
lett, Brandon, Man.; Adam Nichol
Beattie, " Empress of Japan"; Mr.
and Mrs. Allan Birkett, Winnipeg;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blackburn,
Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. R.
Boulton, Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs.
John Boutell, Vancouver; Miss
Dorothy Bradbury, Montreal; Mrs.
Eva BromwicL, Schreiber; Mr. and
Mrs. W. S. Buchanan, Toronto; Mrs.
Isabel Campbell, Toronto; R. J.
Clarke, Foxboro, Ont.; Mr. and Mrs.
John Coates, Toronto; W. L. Crawford, Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs. F. A.
Cross and daughter, Brandon; E. B.
Denechaud, Mission City, B.C.;
James J. Dolan, Montreal; Mrs.
Elizabeth Douglas, Winnipeg; Mrs.
Maud Dryer, Vancouver; George
Early and Miss Lois Eileen Early,
Montreal; Mrs. Edith Edwards, Vancouver; A. B. Elkins, Medicine Hat,
Alta.; R. E. Evans. Winnipeg; Mrs.
Gertrude Mary Field, Vancouver;
Miss Jane Garrett, Montreal; Miss
Mary Girdwood, Sudbury; Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Goulden. Toronto; Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Graham, Toronto;
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Griffin, Verdun,
Que.; W. J. Harris, Farnham, Que.;
J. W. Jenkins, New Westminster,
B.C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. G. Jewitt,
South Slocan, B.C.; Miss Ruth Miller Kay, Edmonton; Mr. and Mrs.
William Kirsopp. Winnipeg; Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Knight Verdun, Que.;
Mrs. Adelaide Elizabeth Lillie,
Regina; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Look.
Revelstoke, B.C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Lyons, Sault Ste. Marie; John Mc-
Callum, Winnipeg; J. P. McKay,
Livingstone, B.C.; Thomas McLaughlin, Calgary; Miss Catherine
Evelyn McNaughton, Vancouver;
Miss M. A. V. McWhorter, Toronto;
Theophilus Michell, Vancouver;
ThomasBSEpffat, Owen Sound, Ont.;
George McSUHingi Moose Jaw, Sask.;
Michael Muir, Medicine Hat.- Alta.;
Mrs. Margaret Madden Murray,
Toronto;  Mrs.  Lillie Norwich,  To-
Brontb; Mr. and Mrs. James W. Nut-
tall, Verdun, Que.; Miss Alma O'Connor, Sault Ste. Marie; Miss Mabel
Louisa Palmer, Toronto; Adam
Nickle Patterson, Fort William;
Rueben Leslie Plato, Montreal; Miss
Margaret A. Rae, Moose Jaw. Sask.;
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reid, Fort
William, Ont.- Mrs. Margaret Rose
Medicine   Hat,   Alta.;   Mrs.   Mary
W^imim. Ross, Vancouver; Neil Ross,
Schreiber. Ont.; R. G. Sissons, Montreal E. • E. Stewart. Smiths Falls,
Ont.; Mrs. Harriet Ethel Stibbard,
Winnipeg; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Stockwell,   Sutherland,   Sask.;   Mr.
Suggestion Bureau
System Appreciated
By Correspondents
Letters Express Understanding of Many Problems
Facing Bureau
Treads Own Bridge
On  Beaverburn
Captain Phillips Made a Quick
Turn Around to Sail in First
Almost a quarter of
a century of Canadian
Pacific service was
climaxed   on   July  29
when   Captain   A.   3.
Phillips, former Staff-
J^^i   :    Captain of the flajfsgiH
sSffej*//B&j    "Empress of Britain"
■^*^***^M    took over his first
command, the cargo
Caijt Phillips     liner " Beaverburn ".
That rh o rjjEgfrh g he
had   landed   at   Quebec   from   the
" Britain " and a speedy train trip
to   Montreal   put   Captain   Phillips
into his  master's  quarters  for the
first time.    He sailed his 10,000-ton
vessel  the   following  morning  for
Capt. Phillips joined the Canadian
Pacific in 1913 as fourth officer of
the "Montfont" and was •promoted
to third officer the following year.
The next four years 1914-18 saw
him in war service and later after
duty on the " Corsican " he became
second officer of the "Monmouth".
His next post was as First Officer
on the " Montroyal". When the
" Duchessg&f- Bedford " sailed on her
maiden trip in 1928, Phillips was
First Officer and in the following
years he moved to that position
aboard the " Empress of France"
and the " Montclare ". After being
chief officer on the latter he became
staff captain of the " Empress of
Australia" and in 1935 took over
the post of Staff Captain on the
flagship, serving there under Captain R. N. Stuart, V.C., and Captain
G. R. Parry, now in command.
At 47, Captain Phillips is one of
the youngest commanders in Canadian Pacific service.
Souvenir of Early Days
William Allan, Canadian Pacific
old-timer, B.C., points with pride to
the high polish on his pet souvenir
of the road, a "Casey Jones" head-
Bfig^C. This particular lamp has no
recorded history, but some of its
mates are- still serving on a few of
the engines of the '70's and '80's,
among them the "Countess of Duf-
Beajg;' C.P.R. engine No. 1 in Sir Wil-
ghangWhyte park, opposite the company's station at Winnipeg.
and Mrs. A. A. Swift and Miss
Beryl Eileen Swift, Penticton, B.C.;
Ernest Thomason and Miss Grace
Evelyn Thomason, Toronto; Mr. and
Mrs. A. C. Tomkins, Myrnam, Alta.;
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Thistle-
wood, Toronto; Mrs. Mercy Elizabeth Tuckek, Montreal; Miss Anna
Goldie Walker, Smiths Falls, Ont.;
Miss Greta Eileen Walker, Montreal;
R. H. Watts, Elm Creek, Man|3RyilJ
liam Westington, Schreiber, Ont.;
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Wilkinson, Winnipeg; Miss Dorothy Williams,
Halifax, N.S.; and Mrs. Catherine
E. Wise, Vancouver.
1937 House Party in the Grounds of Russell Square
The  Iron   Horse  Speaks Out
How U.S. Railroads Are Winning Friends For Their Lines
and  Increasing Opportunity and Security
for Railway Workers
Reproduced   from   a  Pamphlet   Published   by   the   Associate
of   American   Railroads.
JUST a few years ago, people
everywhere were saying that the
Iron Horse was on the way out;
that he would soon join the stage
coach and the canal boat; that the
newer forms of transportation could
do a better job of hauling America-?
While it wasn't true, as all railroaders well know, that sort of talk
was current Public Opinion, and it
was hurting the railway industry.
Public confidence in the railways
was at a low ebb, our business was
falling off, our locomotives and cars
were idle, and our fellow-employes
were being furloughed because
there was no work for them to do.
The Iron Horse was taking a lick-/
Campaign to Remake Opinion   I
And then something happened!
Realizing that it isn't what an industry is, or even seems to be, that
counts with the public, but what
the public thinks an industry is
that counts, the individual railroads,
the army of one million railway
employes, and the Association of
American Railroads joined hands in
a campaign to remake public thinking about -the railway industry. A
railway public relations campaign
was planned and launched and the
Iron Horse began to tell its story
of courage, resourcefulness, progress and achievement.
His "voice" was the monthly insertion of page and double-page
advertisements in national magazines going into the homes of nearly
every family in the land; the distribution of supplemental advertising
literature and other material by the
individual railroads; the delivery of
speeches by competent railroad
spokesman and last, but by no
means least, the " word-of-mouth "
advertising of the million railroad
employes in their daily contacts
with the railways* customers and
their own friends, neighbors and
people with whom they do business.
First Objective Beached
So effectively has the Iron Horse
used his new " voice " that the first
objective has been reached within
the comparatively short period of
one year. Public opinion about the
railways has undergone an " about
face." America is again rail conscious—proud of the railways and
the great job they are doing—and
more freight and passenger business
is being offered to us to handle.
Best of all, during the past twelve
months, more than 100,000 employes
have been restored to railroad payrolls.
The railways' public relations
campaign is continuing. It will be
conducted along essentially the
same lines as during the past year.
The goal is to build, on the foundation of confidence and respect in the
public mind, a willingness to give
the railroads an even break in rates,
regulation and legislation; to let
them work out their own problems
in a business way, and meet com-
j|®|!$|)n on a basis fair to all.
Wants Square Deal
The Iron Horse is not asking for
any special advantages or extra
privileges. All he wants is an even
break—a square deal. And again,
as in the past, the success he has in
getting that even break will depend
upon the intelligent and enthusiastic
co-operation of the individual railway employes—you and me, and all
the rest of those who earn their
living by working on the railroad.
The term " public relations" is
not, in itself, a mysterious combina
tion of words capable of producing
miracles. In the words of one railroader, " public relations is, at bottom, nothing less than an organized
effort to present to the world at
large the facts about the railroads,
>W onlg^through the officially^ .recognized channels of advertising
and publicity, but through the even
more effective and important channel of word of mouth contact of the
individual railroad workers."
Public Contacts Are Public Relations
Broadly speaking, the railroads'
public relations is the sum total of
all the contacts by everyone who
works for a railroad with every
member of the public. Every such
contact leaves its impress, good or
bad, and does its part to shape public opinion of railroads and railroad
affairs. The million railway employes, therefore, with their millions of contacts with the public
and their influence as citizens in
their own communities, are really
the very foundation of the public
relations programme.   It's up to us!
And there is a very vital reason
why' every railway employe should
make the securing and retaining of
the good-will of the public a part of
his daily job. The railroads, as we
all know, get the money to pay our
wages from the transportation of
freight and passengers. The number
of employes needed to do the work
varies in accordance with the business we have to handle. And anything which increases the cost of
railway transportat^g without improving it means less business for
us—and fewer employes. Economical, efficient operation means
more business and more employment. That's why it is important
that we see that the railroads get a
square deal in the matter of rates,
regulation and legislation.
Learn Company History
Familiarize yourself with the history and the problems of the industry for which you work — the.
American railways — and take advantage of every opportunity that
comes your way to make a speech
presenting our story to the public.
There are literally thousands of organizations which require the services of speakers — civic clubs,
luncheon clubs, business clubs and
the like—and they wiy be glad to
have you come and talk to them.
You don't have to be an orator to
do this—you don't have to have a
college degree. Just learn the facts
and tell our story and you will help
to create a sympathetic understanding for the railways that is impossible to get otherwise.
And last, but not least, in every
contact with our customers — the
shippers and the passengers — let
them know by your friendliness and
your consideration that they are
welcome and that you are proud to
have them use our services. Our
customers not only pay our wages,
but their good-will is our most
valuable asset.
These are the ways by which you
can make the public relations campaign successful. And the co-operation you give will have great bearing upon the future prosperity of
the American railroads and the
security of your job as a railroad
For years the Iron Horse was
silent. Now he is beginning to talk
in earnest. In your own interest
and for your own future happiness,
help to give emphasis to what he
says. After all, remember, you are
the railroad. If the Iron Horse
wins—you win, too!
Promotion Announced
For A. L. Rawlinson
New Assistant European Passenger Manager Started
With Allan Line
A. L. Rawlinson
A. L. Rawlins on,
hitherto General Passenger Agent of the
Canadian Pacific in
London has been appointed Assistant
E u r o p ean Passenger
Manager of the company with headquarters at Trafalgar
Square, London. Mr.
Rawlinson was born
in Wallasey, Cheshire, of which
town liisfcfether v'ss Mayor.^Sfiei
joined the Allan Line in 1912 and
when this company was taken over
by the Canadian Pacific was transferred to the latter company and
subsequently took charge -of the
port office in connection with sailings of Passenger ships from the
port of London. In 1921 Mr. Rawlinson was made Antwerp Passenger
Agent for the Canadian Pacific and
in 1926 he had the honor of receiving a decoration from the King of
Roumania, being appointed an Officer of the Order of the Crown of
Roumania for services in connection
with emigration from Continental
Has Important Role
In French Metropolis
General Agent A. V. Clark
Heads British Community as
C. of C President
A. V. Clark, General Agent, Paris,
as a leading member ofriMfeBritish
community there, takes an important share in the social and public
activities of his community. One of
his principal interests is the British
Chamber of Commerce of which he
has been a member since 1924. This
is the largest and most important
Chamber of its kind in foreign
countries, and has been in existence
for 62 years. Mr. Clark was Vice-
President in 1934-35, and President
in 1936-37.
Entertained Premier
In this important and influential association A. V. Clark
has met and entertained many prominent personages including M.
Leon Blum. Prime Minister of
France in 1937, H. B. M. Ambassador
Sir Eric Phipps, H.B.M. Ambassador
Sir George Russell Clerk, and the
late Sir Austen Chamberlain, K.G.,
while the social and community service field of the British Chamber of
Commerce in Paris is wide and far-
Mr. Clark is also a member of the
Many expressions of appreciation
are contained in acknowledgements
received by the Employes' Suggestion Bureau from employes who
submitted suggestions to the Bureau.
Following are excerpts from recent
I In bringing tiUs matter to
your attention I fully appreciated .
that there might be practical
difficulties in the way of adopting
such a suggestion. The investigation on the subject which has
been made makes it very clear
that the difficulties of carrying
out this proposal are such that its
adoption by the company would
not be warranted. No doubt,
however, it may be considered
that some benefit has been derived
in having a matter of this kind
looked into so that the facts may
be on record, and I appreciate
very much the careful attention
which your Bureau has given, to
my communication."
" Permit me to express my sincere appreciation for the kindly
way in which your Bureau deals
with the suggestions submitted by
" I feel sure that the changes
developed from my suggestion
will be beneficial to all concerned,
resulting, not only in increased
prestige of company and employes, but also in a strengthening
of the bond of co-operation already existi* g."
" I am very pleased to thank
you and the Committee for the
encouragement given to employes
proving their interest in the Suggestion Bureau and the company's welfare, by submitting
any idea which might help to
"Assuring you of. my entire cooperation with your office."
All suggestions are acknowledged promptly and subsequently
employes are informed of the result of the consideration given to
their suggestions. All communications are treated as confidential and employes' names are not
disclosed without their express
Suggestions should be addressed to:—
Employes' Suggestion Bureau,
Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
Montreal,  Quebec.
Hat Employes Enjoy Picnic
Canadian Pacific employes of the
Medicine Hat division held their
picnic at Brooks, -Alberta's provincial horticultural station, 600 strong
on August 28, going by special
train and accompanied by their
own band. Company employes west
of Brooks also attended. For their
pleasure the Brooks Board of Trade
supplied free use of the local golf
course, tennis courts and swimming
pool. A programme of sports was
held in the afternoon.
Hertford British Hospital Committee
in Paris, and a member of the Paris
British Schools Committee, an organization established 105 years ago.
He is Vice-Chairman of the English
Church Council, Maisons-Lafitte,
which is an important suburb of
Paris, and his Masonic responsibilities are important. He is president
of the Central Masonic Benevolent
Fund for France and the French
Colonies, and Representative of the
Grand Lodge of Canada and Grand
Lodge of Alberta, also Treasurer of
the Grand Lodge, Paris.
Paris General Agent Entertained Notables
Reception of the late Sir Austen Chamberlain, K.G. and H.B.M. Ambassador Sir George Russell Clerk nt the annual banquet of tho British Chamber of Commerce, Paris, in January, 1037. A. V. Clark is second front rlght-
haml sido of picture; ills daughter is tho central woman figure Immediately
on tho left of Sir Austen Chamberlain. Page 2
September 1st, 1937
Issued  for   the  information  of all  engaged in the Company's Services
Address all communications to
J. Haruy Smith. Manager, Press Bureau
Room 327 Windsor Station Montreal
Promotions Follow
Froude Retirement
Chief Engineer Froude Honored by Colleagues at Vancouver Luncheon
W. H. Froude
Ship and shoreside
colleagues of Walter
Harold Froude. chief
engineer of the " Empress of Canada," honored him at a complimentary luncheon
aboard the big white
ship at Vancouver,
August 6, when Capt.
E. Aikman. R.N.R., general superintendent of
steamships, on behalf of sea-going
and shore staffs, presented the veteran with an engraved cigarette box.
a clock and other presents on the
occasion of his retirement under the
Company's pension rules.
Introduced by R. Robert Liddell,
Superintendent Engineer, Mr.
Froude was visibly touched as he
rose to thank his colleagues for
their expressions of esteem. Capt.
Aikman later introduced Assistant
Chief Engineer James Brodie Dean,
of the "Empress of Canada," who
acts for Mr. Froude until Mr.
Froude's permanent successor, David Grant Robertson Smith, now
chief engineer of the " Empress of
Russia," is able to take over. Also
introduced was- David Cowper, for
the past four years assistant chief
engineer of the " Empress of Japan."
who was " standing by " in Victoria
to relieve David Smith of his position in the " Empress of Russia,"
August 19.
Thirty-three Years' Service
Mr, Froude's service, Capt. Aikman recounted, reached back to
1904 when he joined the '"Monteagle,"
of the then Pacific fleet He rose
through successive posts in the
| Tartar," " Empress of China " and
was made chief engineer in the
Sj Monteagle " in 1912. In May, 1913,
he was transferred temporarily in
that rarilfc to the ft*en brand new
"Empress of Asia." Mr. Froude's
rank was made permanent in the
"Empress cf ASia" in 1923. He held
the same position in the " Empress
of Australia" when that Atlantic
liner was relieving in the Pacific
fleet. He went to Scotland in 1929
when the " Empress of Canada"
was re-engined, joined her in Glasgow and sailed back in her to the
Pacific, remaining as her chief ever
David Smith, succeeding Mr. Froude
aboard the "Empress
of Canada," joined the
Canadian Pacific fleet
in 1903 as tenth engineer in the old "Empress of Japan " until
1910, when he joined
the | Empress of India " as third. In
1913 he rejoined the
" Empress of Japan" as second,
became chief engineer in the
"Monteagle" in 1916, and the
" Japan " in 1919. He went into the
" Empress of Australia " as chief in
1922 and took the ship back to the
Atlantic in 1926. returning to Vancouver to act as superintendent engineer during the winter of 1926-27.
He became chief in the "Empress
of Russia" in June, 1927, remaining
there until his recent promotion.
Served Deepsea and Coastwise
David Cowper, new
chief engineer of the
" Empress of Russia,"
got an early training
in his native Glasgow,
and joined1 the Canadian Pacific Great Lakes
steamer, "Lake Manitoba" in 1906. He is
closely linked with
British Columbia waters by early service
with the British Columbia Coast
Steamship service. He joined the
"Princess Sophia" at the. builders in Greenock in 1912, and
sailed with her around the Horn to
Victoria. He was afterwards third
engineer in the " Princess Charlotte," second in the " Charlotte"
and \ Alice," and returned to the
"Princess Sophia" in 1913 a few
months before he left the coast fleet
to return to deep water in the
"Empress of Asia."
Mr. Cowper was with the " Empress of Asia" as Engineer-Lieutenant during the war, and became
chief engineer in the " Methven " in
1919. He turned to the "Empress of
Asia" in 1922 and in 1930 went to
Scotland to join the " Empress of
Japan" at her launching and remained in her as senior second and
later assistant chief engineer until
his recent promotion to the chief
engineer's berth in the "Empress of
Acting chief of the " Empress of
Canada" J. B. Dean had extensive
service with the old Allan lin^onJ
the Atlantic from 1905 until 1921
when he, joined the "Empress of
Canada " at the builders. He knows
the engines of the big ship intimately, having seen them installed,
and has remained in the ship since
those days of Clyde construction,
lately as senior second and assista
ant chief engineer.   With the Allan
David Smith
David Cowper
Thoughtful Train Crew
Earned Lasting Friendship
Thoughtful consideration as
shown by the freight train crew
mentioned in a letter to the Ottawa
Journal from P. S.iBpyd, of Chesterville. Ont, earns friends for the
"Yesterday, August 10, an incident
occurred which, for those who noticed it, was more impressive than
any seen for a long time. A score
or more of cars were in the funeral
procession of the late Edwarc^KjOjl
lard, of Chesterville, en route from
the church to Maple Ridge cemetery, about three miles west of
" The procession had reached, and
part of it had crossed, what is
known locally as the * Upper
Crossing,' when an eastbound C.P.R.
freight, with Engine No. 3728. came
along at the normal rate of speed
for a freight train. Because we had
had previous similar experiences in
funeral processions, all the occupants of our car expressed the usual
regrets that the procession would
be intercepted. But we were to be
most, impressively surprised! The
train quickly slowed down and came
to a dead stop some distance west of
the crossing, and so remained for
the few moments required to permit the remainder of the procession
to cross in safety and with no undue alarm.
"We know not who was responsible for this unusual act of courtesy and respect, but we do know,
and are delighted to say, that it did
not go unnoticed. In these days,
when hurry and general forgetful-
ness of others seem to predominate
the activities of the world and its
component individuals, it is with
almost unspeakable joy and satisfaction that we witness an act of
such deliberate courtesy and
thoughtfulness. We are sure that we
voice the feelings of every friend
and mourner in that funeral procession when we say that such meritorious action should not go unrewarded, be the reward what it may.
"And so. our friend on C.P.R. No.
3728, we are passing this letter on
for publication wherever it may- be
acceptable, and to you, we pass on
our expression of gratefulness, respect and pride for your kindly^cj^
'So shines a good deed in a naughty
• The train was staffed by Engineer
A. Derbyshire, fireman T. M. Kelly,
conductor W. J. Morris and brake-
men W. Stewart and G. Giffin. To
them—our congratulations. v
Victorians Mourn Old Ship
All that remains today of the
former pride of the company's B.C.
Coast Steamship service^—-the steamer " Princess Patricia," is a smouldering heap of ashes at Victoria, B.C.
British Columbia's capital made a
ceremonial of the passing of the
grand old turbiner when Rotarians
and other service club members
gathered to watch the flames shoot
Built in 1902 on the Clyde, with
a sister ship, the " King Edward,"
the " Princess Patricia," originally
called the j Queen Alexandra," was
■the world's second turbine steamer.
She was -burned to the water line
in 1911 but was restored, and sailed
out around the Horn to Victoria in
1912 to become the speediest and
handsomest member of the company's coast fleet in those earlier
days. She was well known on -the
Nanaimo-Vancouver run at the
height of her glory, but later was
relegated to excursion runs and
finally to the boneyard.
Kenora Shopmen's Picnic
At Lake of the Woods
Eighty-four employes of Kenora
Shops, enjoyed a picnic at Smugglers' Cove, Lake of the Woods,
July 31, under the leadership of
Art Baynham, president, and Bill
Myles. secretary of the Canadian
Pacific Shopmen's Club.
A feature of the day was the presentation of a smoking set to Engineer Tom Ward, who retired July
1. James Douglas made the presentation. Other speakers were Hon.
Peter Heenan, Minister of Lands
and Forests for Ontario, who spoke
of his years as a colleague of the
retired engineer, and Hugh McKin-
non, M.P. They were replied to by
Arthur Pentland, master mechanic.
Horse-shoe pitching was the
sports feature of the day and the
medal was retained by K. Macaskell,
long time winner. Observers prophesy that the medal will adorn
another breast next year following
the accidental oitching of two shoes
into the lake by the champion.
In order to keep a continuous
musical programme the orchestra
members ate their sandwiches in
Presentation Marks Transfer
I. G. Trudel, for the past 15 years
chief storekeeper for the Company's
British Columbia Coast Steamships
at Victoria, B.C.. was honored by
his colleagues in the British Columbia capital in July on his transfer
to Winnipeg.
As a token of esteem Mr. Trudel
was presented with a wrist watch,
the eift of his fellow-workers. Capt.
R. W. McMurray. .-manager of the
B.C. Coast steamship service, made
the presentation. Before going to
Victoria in 1922, Mr. Trudel served
the Company at Vancouver, Winnipeg, Fort William and Moose Jaw.
line from 1905 to 1921, ships of the
Atlantic service in which he served
included the "Virginian," "Corsic-
an || and "Alsatian."
G. S. Johnstone, signalman at the company's tricky Columbia Ave. gate
tower In Vancouver, is shown at tho nerve-centre which controls seven gates
through which pour pedestrians, automobiles and trucks on their ceaseless
errands along the waterfront. This switchboard handles the seven gates while
bells and other signals advise of the arrival and departure of trains against
which gates must be closed. Below is a view of the Columbia Ave. tower in
Vancouver, controlling seven gates to docks and warehouses along the waterfront. Here is Mr. Johnstone, with his colleagues Robert Holllday and Alfred
E. Burchall who maintain eight-hour shifts of vigilance to " protect people
from themselves."
Loneliest^ Man in Vancouver
Sees World From Tower *i Prison' *
G. S. Johnstone Says Women and Children Gate-
man's Greatest Hazards
Perched twenty-five feet in the
air above one of Vancouver's trickiest series of level crossings, George
Sims Johnstone, signalman at^Goli
umbla avenue crossing, has unique
opportunities to study human
His tower " prison" is a grandstand seat at the passing parade
and the control board in front of
him controls seven gates througjh
which pour automobiles, tru-ctis,
wagons and foot passengers. These
gates, if you will believe a veteran
of 21 years are designed to " protect
people from themselves."
Pedestrians Worst
" Foot passengers give us the most
trouble," he said, " and of pedestrians the women and children are
the worst. It's something like
marine life, I guess, this business of
women and children first; at any
rate, they try to be first through,
over or under the gates."
Truck drivers, with whom motorists are inclined to saddle a reputation for surly single-purposed driving, regardless of the other fellow,
are thereby much maligned, the
genial signalman stoutly maintains.
?3|^Truck drivers defpend on safe
driving to keep their jobs. We find
it's the fellow in his own car—or
one maybe borrowed from a trusting friend, who does the haywire
driving " says Mr. Johnstone. " The
same goes for taxi drivers."
But pedestrians! They are the
bane of the gateman's life.
Gates raised and lowered by Mr.
Johnstone, and his two colleagues
at the Columbia avenue crossing, bar
driveways from Vancouver's busy
waterfront streets to the docks of
the Union Steamship company
which operates coastal ferries to
many parts of British Columbia; to
the docks and warehouses of the
huge Evans, Coleman & Evans company; to the slips of the North and
West Vancouver ferries which carry
passengers and goods to and fro
across the Inlet from Vancouver to
North Vancouver and West Vancouver, and to the docks of the
Canadian National Railways, at the
foot of Main street.
Seven Gates to Lower
There are seven gates, electrically
controlled from a tower switchboard presided over from eight a.m.
to four p.m. by George Sims Johnstone; from four p.m. to midnight
by the Scot, Robert Halliday, and
from midnight to eight a.m. by Alfred Edward Burchall.
Sometimes, however, the job is
by no means as simple as standing
in the many-windowed tower and
pushing buttons, listening to bell
signals. Sometimes fog throws a
well-nigh impenetrable mantle over
the waterfront and the signalman
must climb down from his aerie to
flag the crossings with the help of
Busiest hours are from seven to
11 a.m. when the " Mountaineer"
Trains 3 and 7, and the Kettle Valley train, No. 11, come in from the
east and when No. 2 departs for the
east, and again in the evening from
six to 8.30, a period which sees the
departure of the " Mountaineer,"
Trains 4 and 8. and the Kettle Valley. No. 12. No. 2, which rolls in
at 10.30 p.m. finds a comparative
breathing spell.
This is not to hint, however, that
other periods in the day are listless
and draggy. Switch engines—there
are usually at least four of them in
the offing, chung up and down, in
their endless tasks, and the gates
lower and raise regularly.
Morning, Evening Rush Hours
Rush hours come in the morning
when    the   Union   boats   dock   in
Celebrate Diamond Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Vancouver,
on the occasion of their diamond
wedding anniversary.
squads—Monday morning when the
week-enders return from up-coast
points is a high pressure period—
and again at night when the crowds
surge to North and West Vancouver
ferries, and to departing Un ion
■boats. From seven to nine ajn. is
naturally a busy time at the ferry
" I guess we are the most discussed and ' cussed j men in Vancouver " Signalman Johnstone says.
" I know when I'm coming to work
just before eight every morning I
pass ferry passengers whom I see
every day, and they'll hardly look
at me or speak to me. They don't
like to be held up and we get the
blame for it."
There is a subway leading from
Cordova street to the ferry dock
designed for pedestrians, but the
ferry passengers would rather walk
across the tracks than under them,
hence the gates must rise and fall
like the tides, and just as inexorably.
Life in the Raw
" You see a lot of life, here " he
continued, "even if you can't get
out and share it. You get to know
the steady patrons, the old timers,
and you can spot a stranger every
time. He'll come along, hesitate,
see the sign directing him tcMBja
subway leading to the ferries, start
down the subway, and then he'll see
the crowds pushing across the roadway over the tracks. Then he'll
back up, figuring he's on the wrong
track, and sooner or later he'll be
up on the level again crossing with
the crowd.  That's life, I guess."
Mr. Johnstone was at the Columbia avenue crossing tower when it
was installed in 1914, worked there
until late in 1915 and then he enlisted with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders. C.E.F.. and didn't return
until 1919. He has been in the
tower ever since his return from
overseas. Cooped up in the tower
for a strjfflght eight hours daily, he
naturally needs some recreation
and he finds it in the 72nd Seaforth's
Association, and is still with the
battalion on a militia basis as a
quarter-master sergeant. Like Johnstone, Robert Halliday and Alfred
E. Burchall are returned soldiers.
Hall:day served with the Imperial
forces wijjffi&which he was a reservist at the outbreak of war. while
Burchall found h's -billet With the
7th  Battalion,  C.E.F.
To them the tower is home, and
just as snug as any dugout they
were able to find in France during
the late 'big war.
"And so far" says Signalman
Johnstone, crossing his fingers can-
nily, " we haven't had an accident."
McDonalds Honored
At Diamond Wedding
Former Locomotive Foreman
at Cartier, 'Hat, Moose Jaw,
Saskatoon, Regina
Surrounded by three generations
of theirdkin and friends from all
parts- of the west, Mr. and Mrs. A.
S. McDonald observed the Diamond
Jubilee anniversary of their wedding in Dundee, Scotland, 60 years
ago. at the home of their son, J. T.
McDonald, in Vancouver, July 21.
Mr. McDonald, a real veteran of
the Company's motive power department, came to Canada 54 years
ago and joined the Company's
mechanical department at Hochelaga, Que., in 1883, being sent to
North Bay where he served as a fitter for two years. He then went to
Cartier for seven years as locomotive foreman; later to Medicine Hal
as shop foreman; was four years in
Moose Jaw in a like capacity; was
locomotive foreman at Saskatoon
for four years, and completed ?5
years of service at Regina in 1918
when he was retired on superannuation.
Had Varied Experience
His service bridged the difficult
construction period in the Company's hlslgry, and the octogenarian
recalls many interesting stories.
When he went to North Bay in
the early days, George.j|later Sir
George) Bury was superintendent;
at Cartier he worked under master
mechanic G. B. Elliott and general
superintendent C. W. Spencer, while
at Medicine Hat his chief-master
mechanic was Sam Phipps, still hale
and hearty in retirement at Vancouver at the great age of 92 years,
and at Moose Jaw his master mechanic was R. A. Pyne, now superintendent of motive power for western lines at Winnipeg.
Lendi ng special interest to the
diamond wedding jubilee of the
McDonalds at Vancouver was the
presence of Mrs. David Inches, widow of another veteran locomotive
foreman in the Qfislpany's ranks.
Bridesmaid at their wedding 60
years ago. she re-enacted the role
with the bride and groom of 1877.
Members of the Rebekah lodge
remembered the aged couple with
flowers, and a three-tiered wedding
cake, decorated in silver and gold
and topped- with the ornament used'
on the occasion of their golden
wedding ten years ago. centred the
tea table which was graced with
silver bows and mauve sweet peas.
Assisting in the serving of the
guests were Miss Bella McDonald,
a daughter from Santa'>• Monica,
ifali& Miss Dorothy McDonald, Mrs.
Roy Thompson. Mrs. J. R. McDonald, and Miss Vera Leith.
F. J. Reynolds proposed a toast
"to the couple and Mrs. George Bess-
ler  sang  two  solos.
With Musical Honors
At home and abroad the family of
Arthur Grinke, leading hand in the
tender shop at Weston, Winnipeg,
is winning distinction. The achievement of two of Mr. Grinlce^s daughters. Dorothy and Laura, both under
11, in winning Manitoba Musical
Festival honors with 86 marks in
the elementary piano duet class
against 22 competitors this year
brought other members of the family into the Grinke picture and publicity.
Their brother, Frederick Grinke,
violinist, won a scholarship for
study at the Royal Academy of
Music in London. He has played at
many notable chamber music concerts in London and with Sir Henry
Wood at Queen's Hall. Frederick,
now featured regularly on the network o'fjfihe Britis|5lJBroadcasting
Corporation, was recently appointed
leader of the Boyd Neel orchestra,
which is the first English orchestra
to play at Salsburg.
Their older sister, Irene, won honors of a different kind when she
proved to. track authorities at the
British Empire Games in London,
Ont.. a couple of years ago that she
was a coming sprint star. Miss
Grinke took both the 60 metre and
100 yard events in the face of unusually difficult opposition, winrnna
by inches.
Death Called First Officer
of " Empress of Asia "
The death of Arthur Merton
Barff, 37-year-old first officer of the
" Empress of Asia " occurred in the
North Vancouver General Hospital
Wednesday, August 11. He lived at
918 Twentieth street, West Vancouver, for the last eight years, and
has been in Canada and British Columbia 12 years.
He was born in Eastbourne, England. Surviving: him are his wife,
in West Vancouver; mother and
father, CaptaiflJgA.. D. Barff, O.B.E.,
R.N., in England; and two brothers,
Stafford and Reginald, also in England.
Silver Tray for Benedict
On the occasion of his marriage
to Miss Betty Jones of New Westminster. David Aitken, clerk in the
wharf freight office at Pier D, Vancouver, was surprised after office
hours August 6th when colleagues
presented him with a silver tray.
The presentation was made by A.
M. Innes, wharf freight agent, on
behalf of the staffs.
Pleasant Surprise for Veteran
Twenty-six years around Pier D,
the company's coastwise wharf In
Vancouver, ended August 5th for W.
J. Devlin, a foreman, who retired
under the company's superannuation rules.
Employes of tho wharf freight at Pier D took the occasion:
to surprise the veteran foreman with
a purse of money to which members
of the staff contributed generously.
Presentation was made on behalf
of the stafT by A. M. Innes, wharf
freight agent.
Revelstoke Clerks
Encourage Scouting
Take Troops on Hike to Rogers
Pass and Scene of "Last
Two members of the superintendent's office staff at Revelstoke are
contributing valuable work to the
Boy Scouts' Association, playing a
leading part in the manly activities
of the world-wide organization
started by Lord Baden-Powell.
Frank Burton, who came to Revelstoke in 1925 after four years with
the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, organized the first Revelstoke
Scout troop in connection with the
parish hall added to St. Peter's
Anglican Church in 1931. He was
assisted by T. L. Rimmer, then with
the Company in Revelstoke, but
who since has become a Church of
England clergyman with a parish at
Squamish, B.C.
Mr. Burton had enjoyed five years'
scouting experience in England and
tackled his Revelstoke recruiting
with experience and enthusiasm,
with the result that the troop grew
so rapidly he was forced to secure
an assistant.   ■
Form Second Troop
He readily found a staunch ally in
Ivor Batten, another employe in the
superintendent's office, who became
assistant scoutmaster. In 1932, Mr.
Batten was given a troop of his
own, mostly United Church boys.
Together the two Revelstoke men
have been doing much to promote
scouting, and last summer they took
their troops to a camp on the site
of the old Glacier HSffise, historical
landmark in the Rockies, and hiked
up into Rogers Pass. In the fall,
the troops paid a visit .to Craigellachie, where the Last Spike was
driven in the Canadian Pacific line
November 7, 1885, and had council
with Tom Austin, section foreman
there, who is instructor of the Lone
Scouts of the district and who has
eight boys under his wing in that
remote outpost.
The Revelstoke men are supported ably in their activities by Sid
Elliott, chief clerk in the superintendent's office, who is chairman of
St. Peter's Troop.
Mountain Scout Leaders
Frank Burton and Ivor Button, members of the Superintendent's office
staff. Revelstoke, who are doing; much for the Boy Scout movement in the
headquarters of the mountain division. Mr. Burton organized the St. Peter's
Troop there in 1931, nnd, in 1032, Mr. Batten took over a United Church
troop of his own. September 1st, 1937
Page 3
Wedding Bells Ring Out
For Harry B. Mclntyre
Wedding bells rang
at the Gartshore chapel of St. George's TJgSS
ed Church. Torongs
August 7, for Harry B.
Mclntyre, former sec-
r e t a r y to William
Baird> steamship passenger traffic manager,
and of late years
Harry B. Mclntyre steam ship travelling
passenger agent a t
Mr. Mclntyre, who is well known
in Montreal as he is in Vancouver,
was married to Miss Margaret C.
Keith, elder daughter of Mrs. A.
Keith, of Toronto. The bride, a
graduate of the University of Toronto, was given away by.Dr. H. M.
Keith, of Montreal, and attended by
her sister, Christina. An uncle of
the bride, Rev. Robert Haddow,
D.D:,    performed    the    ceremony.
New Antwerp Office
Has Good Location
Show Window on Main Artery
Attracts Travellers in Increasing Numbers
After an occupancy of nearly
30 years of the offices situated at 25
Quay Jordaens, Antwerp, along the
River Scheldt front, practically opposite the steamship loading berth,
the Company offices have been moved to a more appropriate site, commensurate with present day requirements of passenger travel.
Quay Jordaens offered little opportunely for booking passenger
traffic and at the expiry of the lease,
offices were rented at Meir 42, the
main artery of Antwerp. The passenger department occupies the
main frontage with a spacious show
window, which is already showing
reafasfactory results, while the management, freight and accounts departments occupy the back portion
of the premises, with all departments located on the ground floor.
The show window, which was originally designed for display purposes,
is spacious and framed in black and
vermilion in the .modern manner.
Interior of the office is well lighted,
and the good natural and aptaJKaSjj
lighting scheme is enhanced by light
toned decorations througfl!35t. A gold
combed plaster dado to a height of
seven feet is embellished with inset
motifs illusti^paye of Canada's industries, farming, lumBBBjKg. fishing, and mining. Frieze and ceilings are of creamjggxtured plaster.
Screen and counter with fittings are
of oak.
The Antwerp organization, where
passenger, freight and forwarding,
steamships and express business is
transacted, is in charge of S.- S.
Snellgrove, general agent, H.' V.
Gard, passenger agent, F. M. Peer-
aerts, >©fi.ef assistant to general
agent, A. Vermeyen. chief clerk,
freight and forwarding, R. Van
Raemdonck, accountant. The total
staff numbers nearly forty.
New Antwerp Office
Officials Visited Wentworth  Golf Club
Nearly fifty officers and senior officials paid a visit to the 18-hole golf course of the Canadian Pacific Recreation
Club of Montreal at Sortin last month. After Inspecting the course, the group, of which the Chairman and President was a member, was entertained at a cold buffet by the officers of the golf section.
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Sir Edward Beatty, accompanied by
Club President " Teddy" Moore,
watching* an exhibition of driving: at
the first tee.
Wentworth Golfers
Hosts to President
Sir Edward Beatty and Officers
Pleased With Recreation
Glub Course
Playing hosts at a buffet supper
that followed an inspection of the
18-hole golf course constructed by
Canadian Pacific employes, the
President and Committee of the
Wentworth Golf Club entertained
Sir Edward Beatty, Chairman and
President of the company and senior officer at the Sortin club house,
August fourth.
Some seventy guests accepted the
invitation of Club President E.
Moore, insurance commissioner of
the Canadian Pacific and his officers,
many of them celebrating the occasion by playing the course. Demonstrations, despite a downpour of
rain that failed to mar the proceedings, were given at several tees,
notably the first and ninth, the
latter a mashie or midiron shot that
calls for a lift over the stately elm
trees that shade the club house.
Club Captain D. W. Johnston,
called upon to demonstrate his
prowess, provided some amusement.
Dressed as he left his office with
spikeless shoes, the skipper teed up
carefully, waggled his iron in approved style and-^&liced a daisy
cutter for a total length of twenty-
five yards. To save the day and
halve his record the next shot was a
beauty that soared over the trees
to land dead on the pin.
Sir Edward, accompanied by Mr.
Moore, looked over the second nine
holes, many of which have been cut
out of woodland, and expressed admiration for the work which has
been accomplished.
Helps Prisoners Out
G. R. Purcell, of the Liverpool
staff, is on the committee of the Liverpool and Area Discharged Prisoners' . Aid Society, an organization
doing valuable work for social welfare. This Society has the certification of H.M. Secretary of State
for the Home Department, and its
importance is recognized throughout
Great Britain.
Ship Commander Writes Paper
On English Railway Signals
Many Attended Dinner
Presentation of Matched Golf
Clubs Was Pleasant Feature
New Semi Automatic Color
Light System at Waterloo
Station Described
Photographed  from the counter a
office houses passenger, management,
latter three of which are shown tibovi
which travellers are  served, the main
(•eight and accounting" departments, the
Commanding R.M.S. Montrose.
Last winter, whilst
on leave, by courtesy
of the officials of the
English Southern Railway, I had the p3$i-
lege of inspecting the
new color light, semiautomatic installation
of signals between
Waterloo, the London
Capt. A. R. Meikle Terminus, and Hampton Court Junction, a
distance of approximately 15 miles
of this railway's main line, and also
of being shown over the new all
electric signal cabin (Tower), which
has been constructed at Waterloo.
This new installation wnicht]gSE^
prises the complete track chggm-'
ing of all lines, in some cases 8
tracks abreast, the removal of A,
B and C Signal Cabins at Waterloo and the substitution of color
light signals in- place of semaphores,
has cost approximately £500,000,
and is the most modern and up-to-
date in the world.
Prior to the installation, of the
color light signals, this stretch of
line, which is one of the busiest in
the world, was worked on the manual. Sykes Lock and Block -system,
with the usual home and distant
type of semaphore, operating in the
left hand lower quadrant.
Sweeping Change
At Waterloo was the famous A
Cabin, one of the largest manually worked plants in the country,
which had 472 levers and was manned by 18 signalmen and six signal
lads, in three shifts. B and; C
Cabins, also manually worked, were
the advance splitting points for inbound traffic, and employed another twelve signalmen and three
boys. These cabins with 18 other
cabins, only three of which at Clap-
ham Junction, were power worked, controlled the traffic between
Waterloo and Hampton Court Junction.
With the present system, 8 of
these signal cabins have been done
away with and the track capacity
of the line increased by about 30%.
The layout of the tracks, which
are used by both electric and steam
trains, had to be considerably modified and a fly-over bridge buiigKiEi
Wimbledon to re-arrange the order
of their approach to the terminus.
All this, in addition to the track-
circuiting of all tracks and part of
the branch lines was done without
interfering with the normal traffic
of the road, and the complete
change-over to the new signal calaiii
and semi-automatic working was
made on October 18th, 1936. This
day being a Sunday when traffic
was light, gave the staff a better
chance to accustom itself to thetn^w^
conditions, tho' for several weeks
previously the signal inspectors and
IMgrnalnien selected for the new
cabin had been assiduously practiced in the operation of the plant.
Increases Efficiency
The whole of the platform tracks
at Waterloo Terminus, of which
there are 21, were also made available for the use of electric trains,
and, roughly, the present system allows for three separate sections of
trains to be operated. Platforms 1
to 6 accommodate the main line electric suburban trains which serve
the south western districl!ff> 7 to 14
accommodate the main Ibie steam
trains, but may be used for electric,
and 15 to 21 accommodate the "Windsor | line electric trains which serve
the western suburban area and also
a few steam trains which still run
to Reading.
The old A Cabin has been entirely removed and with it the huge
ffantry of semaphore signals which
were such a feature of this station.
In its place situated on the North
side of the tracks and in a position
to command a view of the layout
generally, has been built a trim
two-storied cabin constructed of
white stone with windows all round
the upper storey and a bow window
in the centre facing the tracKSM,;
In the upper storey are the interlocking machines, in three banks
which  correspond  to  the  arrange-
Police  Rudely  Invade   Rod
Riders Banquet
Police broke up a box car banquet of no mean proportions at
Moose Jaw this summer. Half a
dozen guests scrambled to the
safety of darkness when the law
arrived, but the host, a well-known
rod-rider, was caught with three
bottles of vintage wine, a number
of empties and the other remnants
of a feast. He went to jail for trespassing.
ments made for handling the traffic
in the 'sT3tion. as mentioned previously. The lower storey houses
all the relays which operate the
points and signals, etc. These, by
the way, being of the alternating
current type. Also in the lower
storey is a small workshop for the
maintenance crew, linesmen, etc, of
which there are always two on duty.
The three banks of levers, which
are of the miniature manual type,
are so arranged round the inner
part of the caiSir* that a clear view
is obtained by all the operators.
Immediately above the banks are
the track diagrams and train and
route indicating apparatus, within
easy reach of the signalmen. The
"East" Bank controls all the electric train movements in and out of
platforms 1 to 6. The " Centre |
bank controls all the steam movements in and out of platforms 7 to
14 and also all shunting movements
and light engine switching movements necessary for the making up
of trains etc. The " West jj bank
controls the electric and steam
train movements in and out of platr-
forms 15 to 21. which is locally
known as the " Windsor" line.
The track diagrams are of a comparatively novel type in English
railway practice, being painted
black with the tracks shown in
strong relief in white, and each section provided with two small red
lamps to show train occupancy. The
platform tracks are similarly indicated as occupied by red lights.
The indication that a train is due
to start is eiven by the platform inspector, who plunges a button at
the platform gate and this lights a
small white light on the diagram
which is automatically extinguished
when the train leaves the platform
Alongside the track diagrams are
the train and route describers both
for inbound and outbound trains.
These are of the magazine type and
each train through the track circuit
automatically is cancelled on the
instrument as it is received or
cleared from the second section out.
Splitting Point
There are four outward and four
inward tracks as far West as the
station at Vauxhall, which is the
first " splitting point," and the
track diagrams indicate to the first
cabin out, viz. locomotive junction
cabin, where all trains are reported
inbound by the train describers and
all outbound trains are re-routed
and described to cabins further out
as necessary.
Above the levers of each bank
are indicating lights which show
the actual indication of the signal
which they control and in the case
of switch levers, an N or an R in
a white light shows the position of
the switch. In addition to the color
lights over the signal levers is a
pmall indicating light which, when
the route set up is clear of any opposing movement, shows the letter
F, for free, in white.
Though the arrangements are to
a great extent, as I have indicated,
for the purpose of communication
between the signalmen . at each
bank of levers, there are loud
speakers which have a very quiet
tone and this enables each operator
to either ask for or give permission for any movements which
might foul the track already set up.
Approach locking and route locking
are of course provided bv the machine through- the track circuit, and
as the layout has been very carp-
fully planned very little delay is
As regards the operation of the
cabin, there is one foreman or controller in charge, who has a table
near the bow window and atdhis
hand is a complete selector telephone exchange, whereby he may
communicate with any of the block
posts between Waterloo and Hampton  Court Junction and also with
Guest of honor at a farewell dinner in Montreal, A. C. Thorn, who
recently moved to Toronto from
Montreal following a promotion
within the ranks of the Canadian
Pacific Express Company, was presented with a matched set of golf
clubs by friends and fellow associates of the express fraternity. Mr.
Thorn, former general agent at
Montreal, was promoted at the first
of the month to the post of general
superintendent with headquarters
at Toronto.
In the presence of about 60
friends of Mr. Thorn, C. J. Driscoll.
new general agent, Montreal, acted
as chairman and introduced* the
chief speakers, T. E. McDonnell,
president of the Canadian Pacific
Express Company; G. E. Bellerose.
general manager, Canadian National
Railway Express Department; J. E.
Coulter, general manager of Canadian Pacific Express, Toronto, who
made the presentation; A. H. Cad-
ieux, of the Canadian Pacific Investigation Department; J. R. Martin,
manager of Canadian Pacific Express Foreign Department, Montreal; and E. D. Rilj|||. superintendent, Atlantic Division, Montreal. Mr.
Thorn replied, expressing his
thanks for the honor paid him during the evening as well as the many
kindnesses and the co-operation
that had been showm him in Montreal.
The programme also included
singing by G. R. Jones, assistant to
the general manager in Toronto,
and Frank Hipkin, financial agent
in the local office.
C. W. Stokes Re-elected
Head of Travel Club
At the first annual general meeting of the Globe Circle held in London recently, C. W. Stokes, publicity agenw£pr the company, was reelected chairman. The Globe Circle
is a luncheon club of travel advertising representatives.
Son of Sudbury Employe
Played an Heroic Role
Twelve-year-old Billy Howe, son
of Bob Howe, company pipe-fitter
at Sudbury, Ont, was the cool-
headed hero of a courageous rescue
during a storm on Lake Ramsay on
August 11. The youngster paddled
into the face of a gale that had overturned another canoe and effected
the rescue of Bill Orange and companion.
Waves running high had upset
the first canoe, leaving the two men
struggling in 30 feet of water far
out from the shore. Billy Howe was
returning to the boat house in his
own canoe when his attention was
called to the accident. Accompanied
only by his dog Dinah, the youngster fearlessly turned his canoe out
into the- lake and paddled to the
spot where two weakening men
were hanging to their overturned
craft. Somehow he got them aboard
and paddled over to Idylwylde Golf
and Country Club property where
he waited out the blow.
Presented Gladstone Bag
Presentation of a Gladstone bag
by his associates marked the departure of Wilfrid H. Shoemaker, assistant rates representative, freight department, Ontario district, to join
the Abitibi Power and Paper Co.,
Ltd., Toronto, in Toronto, August 14.
The presentation was made by D.
McColl, district freight agent.
Mr. Shoemaker joined the company in 1929 as a clerk in the passenger department, Toronto. In 1935
he became secretary to Aitken
Walker, G.F.A.
"Old Soldier Sahib"
H. H. Borthwick, in Dundee, Scotland, for the Company, is Honorary
Secretary, Wormit and District Ex-
Servicemen's association, which position he has held for the past four
years. He is also on the couricjSog
the Scotscraig Golf Club.
Canadian Club President
T. W. Thorne, General Agent,
Bristol, is President of the Canadian
Club of Bristol which has its share
in the social and community service
of that city.
the motor or enginemen at certain
points on the route. The " shift |
consists of: 1 Foreman, 4 Signalmen, and 2 Signal lads who act as
recorders for all trains and keep
the train register.
As regards the outdoor signals,
these are of the two, three, and four
aspect color light type. The starting signals are two aspect only, yellow and green with an indicaflcga
showing the route which is to be
taken, thus:— M.T. in lunar white
lights for Main Through road, or
M.L. similarly indicated for Main
Local; on the Windsor side these
are shown as W.T. and W.L.
Operated by Trains
The inner home signals are three
aspect showing red for stop, yellow
for caution if the platform is partially occupied, and green if the
whole platform road is clear. The
number of the platform is shown in
lunar white numerals immediately
above these signal lights.
On the open track four aspect
signals, operated' purely automatically, are provided. Red is the usual
stop indication; one yellow—proceed with caution expecting to find
next signal at danger, two yellow
are proceed, expecting to find two
l&ocks clear ahead, and green—proceed', three or more blocks are clear
ahead. These signals are operated
by the trains themselvSja^through
the track circuit and the occupancy
of the track. At interlocking only
the three aspect type is used.
Route indicating to motor and
enginemen is accomplished by
means of rows of white lights (of
the lunar type) above the signal
in rear of the splitting point. Thus:
No other indication but the color
light means train keeps main
line, a row of lights to the right
in the upper quadrant indicates a
turn out to the right, and one in the
left upper quadrant a turn out to
the left. A double turn out to the
left or right is indicated) by a horizontal row either to right or left,
and in the unusual case of a further
turn out  the  indication  would be
in the lower quadrant
This arrangement has simplified
the erection of the dolls and signal
bridges considerably and the indications are q'uite visible at 3,000
yards in the brightest sunshine, special concentration and shading being employed.
Ground signals for movements
over switches not signalled otherwise and on sidings, etc., are white
painted discs with red bands on
them, which show horizontal when
the points are normal and at an
angle of 45 degrees when reversed
or the way is clear for the movement. These signals are not lit, but
are floodlighted from ground lights
at night and' in foggy weather.
Revolutionizes System
The color light signal system has
revolutionized the old system of
detonators for fog signalling as the
lights are quite powerful enough to
&{ge]en in plenty of time by the en-
gineman in fog, as their trains
would only be running at slow
speed under these conditissEJ: Most
of the old! mechanacfeinterlocking
plants have been modified and are
now electro-mechanical, i.e. the signals are worked' electricaJifw by the
old manual levers suitably shortened and the points, as before, manually. The block instruments on this
stretch of line have been completely done away with and their places
taken by the track diagrams and
train indicators, tEgSigh in some
cases, for convenience sake, the bell
codes have been retained.
At Hampton Court Junction Sig-
|nal|ffiabin, where the present color
light system ends, the Sykes Locks
and Block instruments again come
into use and the ordinary manually
operated semaphore signal resumes
Annunciator bells have not been
considered necessary as the train
indicator instruments are fitted with
"buzzers" and the track diagrams
are on a large scale and very clear.
The whole system was installed
by the Southern Railway under the
supervision of their Chief Signal
Softballers Employ Express Tactics in League
Canadian Pacific Express Softball team that is carrying: all before It In
the Toronto Industrial Softball League this season. Front row, from left to
right, Lorn Dysart, Don Allan, Frank Cronin, Art Mercer, Art Barnes, Al
In trie and John Mnnko. Back row, loft to right. Tom RoutUffe, Ted Simmonds,
VIo Lee, Walter Warrlnner, Key Jones, Alex Low, Jack MacMlllan, Art Simmonds and Harvey  13.  Butcher. Page 4
September 1st, 1937
Capt. William Seaman
Saw Kootenays Grow
Served on B.C. Interior Lakes
For 31 Years; On Great
Lakes, Too
Capt. W. Seaman
The ranks of veteran steamboat men on
the Kootenay and Arrow Lakes in British Columbia are becoming thinner year
by year and the death
this summer of Capt,
William Seaman removed a figure known
for 31 years on the interior lakes.
Of that period, he served for 25
years under the Canadian Pacific
house flag though his service
stretched back to earlier days of the
Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company.
Of Sailor Stock
Of a searfaring family, he started
his career in 1868, with his stepfather, serving his time on the
Georgian Bay before coming West.
He earned his ticket as captain of
a freight boat on the Great Lakes.
He came to British Columbia's inland lakes in 1891, and sailed as
mate on the steamer " Nelson." under Capt. D. C. McMorris. and served thereafter in such steamers as
the "Idaho," the "Midge" and the
"Surprise," until 1897 when he entered Canadian Pacific employ.
He was the first captain on the
steamer " Slocan " on Slocan Lake,
and it was the fastest in- the B.C.
interior at that time. He was placed
in charge of the Kuskanook when
it was completed in 1906, remaining
in her until 1913, when he became
skipper of a new queen of the interior lakes, the Nasookin, which
he captained until his retirement.
Like other old timer sailors in the
interior, theiJEyfe Capt Seaman saw
the Kootenay country, born of the
mining boom, settled and prosperous witKin a comparatively brief
period. Nelson in 1891 was only a
corner of the present site and where
the fine modern paved streets are today then was bush. Mail and merchandise came to town mostly by
pack horses, but soon the steamers
took their place, later to be superseded by the railway.
P. & D. Speed Appreciated
If you were a professor due to
conduct a survey in the mountains
and couldn't take all your equipment with you but wanted it in a
hurry, -what would you do?
The answer is simple according
to records of the General Superintendent of Transportation. Use the
Pick-up and Delivery Freight Service.
Last month a Montreal professor
enquired of Leslie Fleming, chief
clerk, transportation, whether a
L.C.L. shipment of wire stakes and
gasoline engine would reach Nelson, B.C., in time for use in the
ex]6edition which was proceeding
west by car. He received the necessary assurance. The shipment left
Place Viger in a Winnipeg car the
night of the sixth, was transferred
immediately at Winnipeg .to a car
for Nelson, arrived at destination
the morning of the 14th, and beat
the expedition!
Sequel to the story was a letter
of thanks to Mr. Fleming. Which
just goes to show that faster time,
coupled with reliable handling and
information, will bring business
back to the railways.
Performs Valuable Services
A. J. Fyfe, Chief Clerk, Glasgow
office, is a Justice o.f|[the Peace for
the County of»Renfrew; a member
of the Fifth District Council of Renfrewshire; a member of the Renfrewshire Boy Scout Council, and
Hon. Vice-President of the Inver-
kip and Wemyss Bay Unionist Association (West Renfrewshire) of
which association he was Chairman
for five consecutive years. Sir
Hugh Shaw Stewart, Bart, K.C.B. of
Ardgowan, is Hon. President, and
Lord Inverclyde is also an Hon.
Vice-President of this Association.
The Member of Parliament for West
Renfrewshire is H. J. Scrymgeour
Wedderburn, Under-Secretary of
State for Scotland, and Scotland's
Hereditary  Standard Bearer.
Exterior and Interior Views of Company-built Dynamometer Car
To lnnny who havo scon this car ns it travels up nnd down the line, these pictures will convoy a new conception of one plmse of the company's activities.
1.0ft, tho car itself; right, a view of (lie interior, which shows many of the Instruments and complicated devices with which tho mechanical engineering
department makes its Important researches.
Former Ship's Surgeon
Filling New Post
Dr. R. E. Patchett surgeon aboard
the " Empress of Asia" and later
the " Empress of Canada," of the
Company's Pacific fleet, left Vancouver August 7 for Telegraph
Creek, in British Columbia's remote
riorthland to take over a new position as medical officer for the Indian department in that area.
The new post marked quite a
change for the English physician
who formerly plied the high seas,
as his duties in the north will be
accomplished almost exclusively by
airplane as a means of transport
over a vast area of Indian and
white population.
Dr. Patchett was forced to give
up his post as surgeon on the " Empress of Canada " more than a year
ago through ill health, but is now
greatly  improved.
Retires to Chicken Farm
Retiring on pension recently, W.
H. Symington, train baggageman of
Brandon, Man., completed forty
years continuous service with the
company. On his retirement members of the brotherhood of railway
trainmen presented him with a gift
and address.
Born in Simcoe county, Ontario,
he came to Brandon in 1897, where
he joined the company service as
brakeman, which employment continued happily until July 1st last.
Mr. Symington, whose hobby is
raising poultry, has been for many
years a regular exhibitor at the
Manitoba summer and winter fairs
and he has won many prizes with
his birds.
Hat Trick for Signalman
C. P. Maxwell performed "the hat trick"
at Wolfe's Cove Beach,
Quebec City, July 25,
when he saved the life
of an unknown bather
who got into difficulties beyond his depth.
Mr. Maxwell, who is a
signal   maintainer  for
the company, went out
and  caught  the  hapless bather.  Then, forming a cham
with other bathers, he brought him
to safety.
On two other occasions swimmers
have owed their-flives to quick-
thinking Mr. -Maxwell so his third
qualifies Ihim for the cricketers'
" hat trick."
Calgary in Second Place
Canadian Pacific golfers, in their
race for leadership of the Calgary
Commercial Golf League, overcame
a tough obstacle, July 21, when
they defeated Eaton's in a match
play over Calgary's Inglewood
course. The strong play of the
Canadian Pacific team allowed them
to coast home with a 6-3 win over
the Eaton  representatives.
This victory places the company
team in second" place with the Imperial Oil, Hudson's Bay and Wheat
Pool tied in third.
G. W. Evans, cashier, Canadian
Pacific, Hamburg office, is Hon. Secretary of the British Friendly Society at Hamburg.
Tell-Tale Dynamometer Car
Records Locomotive Efficiency
C. P. Maxwell
Canadian Pacific Built Unit
Leaves Company's Motive Power No Chance to
Loaf on Job
A. E. Minims
By A.  E.   MIM3IS
Assistant Engineer,  Office of Chief of
Motive Power and Rolling Stock.
When about to start
on the job of creating
a new locomotive, the
man or group of men
responsible for its
creation must have
clearly in their minds
exactly   what  they
want the new engine.
to do, how many tons
it will pull under certain conditions at
given speeds and what will be its
operating cost in fuel and the other--
necessities that give it life.
All thai being decided, the locomotive is designed on the drawing
boards of engineers, its various
parts are built and one fine day
it rolls out of the shops under its
own power a living, moving unit
ready to take up its share of the
country's •transportation work. Then
comes the question just what will
it do and how will it do it, and
here is where the dynamometer car
comes in to supply the perfect answer. Attached to a moving locomotive, its intricate and delicate
machinery turns out a series of records of exactly what the engine
will do and thus enables that
engine to be utilized to the highest
possible point of efficiency and thus
justify the investment it represents.
From charts made by its mechanism under service conditions, adequate and economical tonnage
ratings through the entire range of
speed variations are determined
and effects of grades and curves;
fuel and -water consumption requirements and of train timing and
schedules made apparent
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
had many years of experience in
the use of such cars, several of
which have been designed, built and
operated by the Company. As the
increasing sizes of locomotives and
heavier freight trains changed
operating conditions; the cars were
equipped to cope with greater loads
and faster speeds.
Dynamometer Car
The present car was designed in
1928, was built at Angus Shops and
has become a familiar sight at many
division points. It has been an
accurate, reliable instrument, is easy
to operate and maintain and embodies many special features not
found in the cars of other railroads.
Since the haulage capacity of locomotives interests operating officers
in relatfeSffito tonnage rating, it is
thought that before discussing the
methods used in calculating such
ratings, a description of the car and
machinery 'by which the records are
made may be in order.
The   Canadian   Pacific   dynamo-
Engineer Hugh Brock completed 46
years' of service with the Company
recently, when he brought Engine
2577 into Cranbrook, B.C., from the
west .... on timel He brought the
first passenger train Into Cranbrook
in 1888, and his retirement makes a
gap In the ranks of Kootenay and
Crowsnest veterans. Photo shows him
in the cab of his beloved engine 2577.
"On Time" For Last Time
A railwayman who helped to
make history in the cradle of railroaders—Cranbrook, B.C., recently
retired on pension. He is the veteran engineer Hugh Brock who,
with conductor J. A. (Fred) Gen-
est, pulled the first train- into where
the Cranbrook station now stands.
Making his last run after 46 years
of service, Engineer Brock pulled
his train into Cranbrook station, "on
time", then climbed down from his
cab to shake hands with Mayor
Roberts and Alderman Flowers, on
behalf of the city of Cranbrook, and
Assistant superintendent A. J. Ironsides, for the Company, who waited
there to greet and congratulate him.
As on many another run in recent
years, E. M. Pearce was his fireman,
and the train was in charge of Conductor A. J. Balment. Also on
hand to greet him was Conductor
Genest his partner on the memorable occasion 39 years ago, July 27th.
when he piloted the first train into
meter car is of steel construction,
60 feet long, supported upon a steel
undertframe of unusually rugged design. It is carried upon two four
wheeled trucks, having cast steel
truck frames, and weighs 145,000
lbs. when ready for service.
A recording mechanism at the
front end of the car consists of a
hydraulic weighing head, located
under the cupola floor; an electric
drive and transmission, also located
under the cupola; a mechanical
paper and speedometer drive, geared to the rear axle of the front
truck; and a chronograph table located in the cupola, upon which a
chart is made continuously while
the car is in motion.
Serving the purpose of a hydraulic scale the weighing head has
a pulling capacity of 500;000 lbs.,
and a buffing capacity of 1,250,000
The principle of operation is as
follows: A special coupler connects
directly, without the introduction of
Liverpool Bowlers
Annex League Title
Liverpool's Canadian Pacific
Bowling Club won the championship of the Shield Envision last season without having been defeated
in a League game. They also
reached the final of the " George
Peat" Challenge Cup, being beaten
by the Mersey Docks and Harbour
Board by 3 points.
One of the original members of
itne^Liverpool Steamship Companies
Bowling Club, the Canadian Pacific
Club celebrated its " Coming of
Age" two years ago, the League
having been formed in 1914.
The last occasionTthe Club won
the championship was in the seasons
1920 and 1921 when they played two
and a half seasons without defeat.
draft springs, to the lower end of
a vertical lever, extending upward
into the weighing head casting. This
lever, fulcrumed at an intermediate
point, transmits any movement of
the coupler to a piston, mounted
upon ball bearings, in the cylinder
of the machine. The pressure of
this piston upon a leather diaphragm, builds up hydraulic pressure in a liquid contained in a
chamber between the diaphragm
and the cylinder head, in exact
proportion to the pull exerted on
the coupler. Conveyed through
piping to a recording cylinder located upon the chronograph table,
the liquid forces a piston to move
outward. The crosshead at the end
of this piston is connected to a pen-
carrying lever, which moves upon
the paper of the recording chart,
in proportion to the pressure exerted. By measurement of the distance
from the datum line on the chart
to the line traced by the pen point,
the drawbar pull in pounds may be
determined. As the chart moves
across the table the result is a continuous drawbar pull curve. Buffing
loads are similarly handled, but are
not recorded.
Chart Drive and Transmission
The electric drive for the chronograph chart -consists of a % H.P.
motor taking current from the car
batteries. It is designed to give
selective speeds for the paper roll
of 3% inches; 16 inches or 60 inches
per minute and is used when car
is not in motion. The motor is
automatically governed to maintain
a constant speed of 1,800 revolutions
a minute, and also drives a portion
of the speedometer gear. An automatic electric contractor records
every six seconds time interval.
A mechanical paper drive is geared to the truck axle and gives
selective speeds for the paper roll
of 1/16-inoh, y<i-inch and 1-inch
movement per 100 feet of car .travel.
The wheels of the driving axle are
of special design and are maintained at a fixed diameter so that variations in paper travel are minimized. Mechanical drive is used at
all times when the car is in motion.
The axle drive mechanism also
operates an automatic electric contractor recording each 100 feet that
the car travels.
Electrically Recorded Data
The chronograph table is located
in the elevated instrument room or
cupola at the front end of the car.
The   location   of   the   cupola  floor
Like A Plank Steak
Or Lobster Chester?
Chef   Rhode   at   Lake   Louise
Has Many Fine Recipes
Chef Rhode
German-born Chief
Chef Leonart Rhode,
at the Company's Chateau Lake Louise in
the Canadian Rockies,
has earned his right to
superintendency over
the hotel's huge kitcr£V-i:
en by 21 years of-'apT^
prenticeship in the
Royal Alexandra
Hotel at Winnipeg. It
was there that he joined the Com- 1908 as chicken and fish
butcher. Year by year he: worked
in other departments, filling increasingly^ responsible jobs, until he
reached the position of second cook
in 1929.
Since 1929, the plump, jolly man,
who turns out dishes fit for a king,
has been  chef at PIotelfSasl?atcB3
ewan in Regina.   This is his second
year at Lake Louise, and it hasip'eenl
a pronounced success in every way.
During the busy seasoriThe turns
out 2,600 meals a day, in additimaga
the 1,300 meals for the staff. The
menu contains dishes as international in character as the cosmopolitan crowds that visit Chateau Lake
Louise every year to viewmne beautiful lake which has spectacular Victoria Glacier as a back-drop.
Cheerfully Gives Recipes
While many chefs prefer to keep.
Ft£eir|art a secret, Mr^Rhode is most
accommodating wheh.guests ask for
recipes of dishes which they liked
particularly. A few of his favorites
Fresh Lobster a la Chester, so
named in honor of T. E. Chester,
assistant manager of Company
hotels, western lines: Take two lobsters, boiled for 18 minutes. Meat
taken out and cut in half-inch
pieces. Saute with butter in copper sauce pan, with a little onion,
mushrooms, shallots, tomatoes en
dice, and tomato sauce in demi-
glass. Finish with fresh butter and
[affitHe sherry and brandy. Serve in
chafing dish.
Hotel Saskatchewan Special:
Young cffiStfentsaute. garnished with
fresh mushrooms, onions, bacon cut
in dice. Cook with chicken from I
15 to 18 minutes and serve on platter with gravy on side.
Planked steak Ri||ina is served
with stuffed green pepper, small
stuffed tomatoes, bearnaise tomato,
and small chateau potatoes.
Salad Saskatchewan: Quarter
head of lettuce, one slice of pineapple, decorate with oranges and
grapefruit, with Sam cottage
cheese on top and little rosettSsfiom
whipped cream, decorate with
cherries. -;It is served with ■AsTOEJaM
dressing, which consists of mayonnaise and whipped cream.
above the; weighing head and the
transmission permits freedom of
movement around the chronograph
table, protects the weighing head
and transmissfigJE- from damage and
gfllojss the operator more readily to
observe test operations.
The oHrghograph table provides
for registration of the following
data upon the chart:
2—Six second intervals.
1—One minute interval.
1—Mile post location.
1—100-foot interval.
1—Speed curve.
1—-Drawbar pull curve.
1—Drawbar horsepower
1—BraBatcylinder pressure.
1—Brake train line pressure.
pgHSBSp-speedometer mechanism, integrating mechanism, -puflEylinder
recorder and all electric relays used
for pen operation are conveniently
located upon the table. All levers
for regulating paper speeds, and
motor speeds are conveniently located.
A laryngaphone installation furnishes telephonic communication
between the chronograph operator
and an observer upon the locomotive. By this means such data as
boiler pressures, throttle and reverse lever -positions and other test
information is given to the operator
and written on the chart, at the
correct time and location to depict
completely the performance of the
Accommodations in the dynamometer car have been especially ar-
(Continued on next page)
Diagram of Dynamometer Car Shows  Careful Planning
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Dynamometer Car
Records Efficiency
(Continued from preceding page)
ranged to suit Canadian climatic
conditions and to further convenient
operation in service. The cupola or
instrument room is 14 feet 6 inches
long, with floor 3 feet 0 inches
higher than the rear portion of car.
Descending four steps, a hall or
work room is reached. Next comes
a lavatory room with necessary
washbowls,   dental   bowl,    shower
■bathT toilet and cupboard facilities.
The crew space consists of a bedroom; a dining room, with seating
space for eight; a steward's room
and a well equipped kitchen. This
car is in effect a complete testing
unit, which can be kept in service
over long periods at a minimum of
inconvenience and expense.
Tonnage Rating
Establishment of correct tonnage
ratings is absolutely essential if all
locomotives are to be properly
loaded  and   traffic   moved   exped-
fHTOMSly and economically. The procedure followed in setting a tonnage rating involves a number of
factors not only in connection with
the engine, but also relative to train
BrSasBances dSpto grades, curves
and rolling friction.
On the Canadian Paciffijgthe system of ^faiahg used is known as the
"Equivalent Tonnage" method, by
.which, in addition to ascertaining
the loading due to the actual
weight of train, and contents, allowance is made for trains consista
ing of combinations of light and
loaded cars. .
For this purpose it is assumed
that the train which offers the least
EgliSfance is that in which the
weight of contents is twice that of
the tare weight of the cars. By
adding to the actual weight of a
train   consisting   of  empty   or  no.
■("fffilfljifjloaded cars an allowance sufficient to equalize the equivalent
tonnage to correspond to that of
fully loaded trains, uniformity of
locomotive performance is attained.
This allowance is varied to suit the
percentages of grades encountered
and is known as the " chart ;basjsSJ
being divided into three percentages
as follows:
For grades 0.5% and less—30% chart
For grades 0.5% to 1.25%—20% chart
For grades 1.25% and over—10% chart
The application of this "ohart"
allowance in calculating tonnage
will be explained later.
Study Division Profiles
Assuming, for example, that it is
desired to set the correct tonnage
rating for a class P-2-f locomotive,
operating on a specific subdivision,
at a speed of 10 m.p.h. on ruling
grade, the first step taken would
be a study of the condensed profile
of this subdivision, wliJcEj is supplied by the Chief EngiiS||r's office,
and which portrays gradients  and
Rjjfiwatures in detail. Copies of
these  profiles   are   carried   in   the
BoSSSnometer car for each subdivision. From this would be determined the ruling grade on the portion
of railway under consideration, say
1%, with a six degree curve on the
grade. * |
The next step would be to determine how much drawbar pull, avail;
able for handling the train, would
remain after resistances to movement of the locomotive had been
overcome, as follows:
Tractive effort, class P-2-(f engine,
■521300 lbs.; machinery friction @ 2a
lbs. per ton weight on drivers, 3,060
lbs.; grade resistance, engine and
tender, @ 20 lbs. per. ton for eachjga
grade, weight of tender assuffigajljl
■llSroaded, 5,222 lbs.; curve resistance, eSfme, @ r.5 lbs. per; ton
weight on drivers per degree, 1,100
lbs.; curve resistance tender @ 0.8
lbs. per ton weight per degree, 443
lbs.; rolling friction, engine trucks
and tender, 138.7 tons @ 2.5 lbs. per
ton, 348 lbs.; the whole giving a total
■IpsSnce of 10,176 lbs., whioh translates the available draw-bar pull
into 57300—10170=47124 lbs.
Assuming the average weight ot
each car in the train to be 50 tons, the
train resistance and tonnage rating
would be calculated as follows:
Grade resistance per ton, 20.0 lbs.;
curve resistance per ton, 6 degrees
x 0 8, 4.8 lbs.; rolling friction per
ton, 4.1 lbs.; total resistance per ton,
28.9 lbs.
Therefore, tonnage the engine
could handle over this grade would
be 47,124—28.9, 1,630 tons. .
Application of the " chart basis
to derive " equivalent tons" is^ illustrated by the following typical
example: 3    ,
Train consist 34 cars, contents 940
tons, tare 653 tons, actual gross tons,
1,593. ,.    If
The method of application as as
follows: „_„    -
Contents, 940 tons, tare, 653. One-
half of the contents, 470 tons, is subtracted from the tare, leaving the
figure 183 tons. This, muMa.'plied by
the .20% chart allowance for one
per cent, grade has a resulting figure
of 36.6 which is accepted as 37 tons.
The resulting equivalent tonnage,
therefore, is: Contents, 940, tare,
653, resistance, 37, total, 1,630 equivalent tons.
Local Considerations Govern
While setting tonnage' ratings
there are frequently local considerations, such as velocity grades, slow
orders through towns and over
bridges which may affect favorably
or unfavorably the tonnage which
may be handled. By sway of the
dynamometer charts allowances can
be definitely made to meet these
The most desirable foundation for
tonnage movement is maximum
"gross ton milS's per train hour"
which can be economically handled
Queen City Club
Picnic at Orillia
Most Successful
Company Soft-ballers Won
Close Battle With Orillia
—Swimming Popular
It took three special trains to
carry more than 2,000 picnickers to
Orillia. Ont., July 24 for the 19 th
annual outing of the Canadian
Pacific Recreation Club of Toronto;
thirty gallons of ice cream pushed
into 2,500 cones; forty gallons of
milk for the children; an endless
flow of hot water for tea; one clown
busy all day and a very efficient
committee to make the event one of
the club's most successful.
On arrival at Couchiching Park
on the shores of Lake Simcoe, the
party was welcomed by Mayor John
Good of Orillia. S. W. Crabbe,
superintendent of Bruce division,
thanked the Mayor on behalf of the
companv. E. McCabe, president of
the club, also spoke, and G. Roy
Jonesjjassistant to the general manager, Canadian Pacific Express
Company, made a jovial speech in
which he mentioned having summered for forty years near Orillia.
^s^flin the official party were N.
McMillan, general superintendent,
Ontario district; D. S. ThSmson, assistant superintendent, Bruce division; R. V. Carleton, division
master mechanic and Leslie Parkinson, assistant manager, Royal
York Hotel.
Bonbons, Balls, Balloons
Free balloons, balls and candy
were supplied the vast numbierjo"ij
little ones, and after lunch, a varied
programme of sports events and
races took place. The Softball game
between the Orillia team and the
Canadian Pacific Recreation Club
team, was a close 'battle, ending in
the Canadian Pacific team winriingj
7-6. DuSfig the day, many of the
visitors strolled into the town,
others, immediately on arrival, donned bathing suits, while many enjoyed the pleasant excursion trips
on the lake.
Results of the various races were:
Girls under 6, 30 yards—Reta Phill-
pot, Betty Lambe, Ada Bryce, Mary
Stevens. Joan Hunter, Vera Carn-
ardo. Boys under 6, 30 yards—
Vernon Green, Jackie Sultan, Ted
Carroll, Fred Borg, Ken Carter, W.
Wisenborg. Girls under 8, 50 yards
—Catherine Muir, Joyce Philpot,
Barbara Sykes. Boys under 8, 50
yards—Fred Wright, Gordon Pearson, Gordon Sultan. Girls, 9 to 11
years, Kangaroo race — Ethel Lee,
Ingred Loach, Shirley Hunter. Boys,
9 to 11 years, Kangaroo race—
Ernest Privett, Douglas Shurgold,
BilJfehalmers. Girls under 14 years,
100 yard dash — Audrey Wilson,
Emily Sultan, Helen Kirk. Boys
under 14 years, 100 yard dash, Lawrence Jarrett, Jack Mahoney, Arthur
Lascelles. Ladies over 40. nail driving contest—Mrs. J. Stiff, Mrs. L.
Romax, Mrs. C. Chalmers. Men,
over 40, wheelbarrow race, 50 yards
—L Oakley and G. Muir, first; R.
Conn and H. Crawford, second; S.
Treahearne and J. Doherty, third;
Ladies, open time race — June
Weston, Mrs. J. Munshaw, Eileen
Brown. Men, over 50, spot race—
G. Dougherty, Al. Sjallard, William
Chisholm. Men, all fours race,
open—S. Butterfield, S.jjjgllofi", A.
IHfflason. Ladies' and Gents' three-
legged race, 50 yards— Peggy Clive
and G. Dodson, first; Marj. Jacobs
and Cyril Jacobs, second; May
Mm-no and H. Ralston, third. Men's
open 100-yard race—Tom Wesley,
T. Hodgson, B. Smith. Ladies' and
Gents', wheelbarrow race, 50 yards
—Pat Mcj&'onigle and J. Cairns, first;
Peggy Clive and George Dodson,
second; Mrs. J. Kempfrer and H.
Crawford, third.
State Luncheon
Aboard Flagship
For Lord Mayor
Rt. Hon. Stanley Bruce at
Australia Day Programme
of Merchant Navy Week
Either overloading of locomotives or
pjnaer'-rating of tonnage brings
about an abnormal fuel consumption in relation to each 1,000 equivalent gross ton miles handled; increases maintenance cost of locomotive and produces a poor performance record.
Only by knowledge founded on
accurate data and a thorough analysis of the traffic operatioB^can the
best results be obtained. The dynamometer ear furnishes this information, in such a form that the operating officer has at his hand a complete story ofpsis train movements
and can govern his transportation
Toronto Staff Enjoyed Picnic
Held  at OrUMn,   Ont.,  July 24, the 10th annual  picnic
very   successful   event.    Camera   reports   indicate  that   " a
parties, and  (top right)  athletic events in which even the
by his very  tame monkey, added  much to the gaiety of
on   the steps   of the  Champlain Monument   In   Couchiching;
town.    Front   row   (loft   to   right):    R.   V.   Carleton,   divisi
to the general manager, Canadian Pacific Express; E. Tay
in ten dent,   Bruce   Division;   and  E.  McCabe.   president  of
of police,  Orillia;   A.   T. Birnie, H. Tod, M.  Stone, J.   Silk
assistant manager, Royal Xorfc Hotel;  F. Campbell, F. Un
of the Canadian Pacific Recreation Club of Toronto was a
good time  was   enjoyed"  at   (top   left)   informal   luncheon
*' littlest ones " were serious contenders. A clown, aided
the younger ones, while (below) the committee and officials
Park thanked tl*e Mayor for the hospitality offered by his
on master mechanic, Bruce Division; Q. R. Jones, assistant
lor, F. Hatcher, Mayor John Good, S. W. Crabbe, super-
the club.   Second row (left to right):   John Whitton, chief
and H. Beer. Third row (left to right): Leslie Parkinson,
dcrhill and F. Trott.
Brass Hat for Grant
As New Staff-Captain
New Second in Command of
Empress of Britain Was
FootjSI-bgger in 1914.
Captain Grant
A Royal Naval Reserve officer with the
rank of commander
whose first military
service was in the British army with the
rank of corporal has
just been promoted to
wear the gold maple-
leaves that symbolize
a staff-captain in the
service of the Canadian Pacific steamships.
Staff-Captain Brian B. Grant,
who has been an officer of the
"Empress of Britain" since her
maiden voyage in 1&31, and who,
since 1935 has been her chief officer,
arrived at Quebec, August 13, inlms]
new position as second-in-command
of the 42.500-ton vessel under Captain G. R. Parry, R.D.. R.N.R. He
succeeds Captain A. S. Phillips, who
was recently appointed master of
the a Beaverburn."
In August, 1914, Grant, anxious
to get into the war, discovered there
would be a considerable delay in
serving in the R.N.R. He joined the
Gloucester Regiment and soldiered
for a year as a corporal. Given a
commission in the R.N.R. he joined
the 10th Cruiser Squadron in 1915
and had four years' service in the
armed merchant cruiser " Patuca."
Flagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron was the " Empress of France."
The a Empress of Britain's " new
staff-captain was born in 1891 at
Bristol. He first went to sea at the
age of 16 in steamers of Elders and
Fyfe. Ltd.. sailing out of Avon-
mouth to the West Indies. In 1911
he went to the Strath Line of tramp
vessels out of Glasgow, travelling
in them to every quarter of the
Following the war he joined the
Canadian Pacific service as third
officer in the " Pretorian," later
serving in the "Victorian," "Corsi-
can," " Empress of India," " Emmgs^
of France," " Empress of Canada,"
" Montrose," and " Empress of
Scotland." He became second officer of the latter ship in 1928. In
1931 he joined his present ship as
second, became first officjSfflfoi 1934,
and chief officer in 1935.
Holiday Time
R. F. Struthers, chief time inspector of the company's western lines,
concluded his summer inspection
tour of the west with a few days
holiday at hisjEavored haunt, Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia's famous spa in the interior. For
32 years Mr. Struthers has paid an
annual visit to the Arrow Lakes resort to enjoy its- natural mineral
Bain Recovering from Bad Fall
A. D. Bain, manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway lodges in the
mountains suffered a fractured neck
by a fall from a fractious pony on a
80-foot cliff at Lake Agnes, July
18, and is in hospital at Banff,
where doctors say he will remain
for some months.
Nurses Appreciated Service
Letters pour steadily across tho
desks of Company officials throughout the system, but seldom do officials receive as nice a letter as two
Vancouver nurses recently sent to
" Main Office, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.'* Apparently they
wanted It to reach "the right people.*'
The letter, which tells its own
story, was signed by Etta Atkinson,
R.N., and Marguerite Scagel, R.N.,
and it said:—
" We wish to take this opportunity of showing our appreciation and
expressing our thanks for kindness
shown us by Canadian Pacific employes while we were en route from
Vancouver, B.C., to Saint John, N.B.,
with a very ill patient, a stretcher
case. Every consideration was given
us, and we think credit should go
where credit is due.
"Especially do we wish to thank
Mr. Hamer In Vancouver (Reece
Hamer, chief clerk, general passenger agent), who made all arrangements for this trip, also the conductors on the train which left Vancouver at 6.30 p.m. May %%, and the
porter in car 126 (the observation
car). Mr. Porteous, in Montreal, was
especially kind, also Mrs. Evans in
the nursery at Windsor Station, and
between Montreal and Saint John we
met the same spirit—May 20 to 27."
The letter was passed on to district officers throughout western and
eastern lines.
Net 76 Netted Prize
E. H. Banks, press representative
for the company at Toronto, fSMja
a net score of 76 placed third in
the fifth annual golf tournament of
the Toronto Passenger Club, played at St. Andrews, July 22. This
was the only company win during
the day. With a record entry of 66,
the tournament, organizeHfey R. L.
Armstrong, ticket agent, Royal
York Hotel, was most successful.
A banquet ended the proceedings.
Nimble-Fingered Porter
Harold T. Ramsay, graduate of
Vancouver's Technical High School,
demonstrated unusual manual skill In
executing the clever model of the
Queen's ceremonial coach with which
he is shown here. Spare hours sinco
last Christmas wont into its building.
Ho carved mahogany and balsa wood
by hand to execute the body, wheels
and other parts; contrived the steps
from copper wire and tubing, then
added steel springs with leather
shock absorbers in faithful imitation
of the original. Working as a porter
on tho " Mountaineer" between his
home town, Vancouver, and St. Paul,
young Ramsay hopes to make enough
money to continue his studies in
preparation for a manual training
Instructor's post in St. Louis, Mo.
Ends  Fifty Years
Efficient Service
James Skinner in Peterboro
Twenty-five Years Honored
by Friends
In the presence of a
large gathering of railway officials and employes of the Ontario
district at the Royal
York Hotel, 35fFriday
evening, August 13th,
with C. B. Andrews,
assistant general passenger agent, in the
chair, James Skinner,
retired city passenger
agent at Peterboro, Ont., was honored with a rleggtion and presentation after 49 years' service. 'Mr.
Skinner ,who has held the position
at Peterboro for the last twenty-flye
years, was presented with an all-
wave radio by Percy G. GalbJSiSBS
London, inspector, department of
communications, on belisH?.of Mr.
Skinner's numerous friends and as-
In making the presentation, Mr.
GalbraitBfroomfed out that Mr.
Skinner -had been very successful in
IfaSSBng many of the present officials of the company. "From his
office at Peterboro," saidJMr. Gal-
braith, " have gone forth in the last
two decades numenoMS men who
have atffified responsible positions
in our great company, and it is
worthy of note that Mr. Skinner has
never found itfcecjessary to dismiss
an emplOj^all through his long career of service, which must surely be
something of a record." In reply,
Mr. Skinner assured those presfflBa
that hejfiatl-' enjoyed every iriomegfl
of his life since joining the company
in 1888. Others who spoke were: W.
C. Beok, superintendent, Trenton
division; A. Craig, city passenger
agent, Hamilton; J. H. iyifficE'McffM
passenger and freight agent, Kingston; J. Roy Ross, assistant general
agent, steamships, Toronto; T. E.
McArthur, agent, Peterboro; M. H.
Minore, agentJjggJfjSrg; H. A. Rut-
ley, assistant treasurer, C.'P. Express;
T. G. M. Jamieson, Mr. Skinner's
successor at Peterboro; E. H. King,
retired auditor. During the evening,
G. D. Brophy, newly-appointed district passenger agent at Toronto,
was introduced to those present.
The chairman read wires from H.
J. Humphrey, vice-president and
general (manager, eastern lines; N.
McMillan, general superintendent,
Ontario district; John Blackball,
treasurer, C.P. Express; A. C. Thorn,
general superintendent, eastern lines,
C.P. Express; G. Bruce Burpee, assistant general passenger agent; G.
L. Bartrem, convention traffic agent,
and E. F. Thompson, general agent,
C.P. Steamships, regretting inability
to attend.
Railroaders Held Joint Picnic
Ideal weather favored the joint
Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway express employes'
picnic held July 17 at Victoria
Park, Edmonton. This was the
second of these annual community
affairs. Tug-of-war honors went to
the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian Nationals won the quoits contest.
The flagship " Empress of Britain "
was the centre of the colorful pageantry of Old London on July 20
when the Lord Majigr of London
paid the vessel a state visljXto perform the day's opening ceremony
for the Merchant Navy Week exhibition at Southampton.
The Lord Mayor, Sir George
Broadbridge, with the Lady Mayoress, and the Sheriffs and officers of
the City of London, including
Commander J. R. jgc-jand, the City
Marshal, the Sword Bearer, the
Common Cryer, and the Sjgiaeant at
Arms, appeared in 'fujJJEyegalia, -with
the City Sword and Mace borne in
the procession on board the ship.
They were weTeJmed at the gangway by J. C. Patteson, European
manager, Canadian PacinEmSteam-
ships, and officials of the company.
Many Dignitaries Present
Also taking part in the civic
honors of the day were the De-puty
Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of
Bristol, the Lord Mayor of Cardiff,
the Deputy Lord Mayor and Lady
Mayoress of Hull, the Lord Mayor
and Lady Mayoress of Plymouth,
the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress
of PortsmStHiland the Mayor and
Mayoress of Winchester. The civic
dignitaries were welcomed to Southampton by the Mayor of South-
armg'pn, with the Mayoress and
Sheriff of the port.
As July 20 was "Australia Day"
in the programme of Merchant
Navy Week, itBe, Rt. Hon. Stffij^^J
M. Bruce, High Commissioner for
Australia, and the Hon. Sir Hal
Calebateh, agera=ger7eral for Western Australia, were present at the
I Empress of Britain " luncheon.
Following a general reception in
the Cathay Lounge, the luncheon
was served in the Salle Jacques
Cartier. J. C. Patteson presided and
in a short speech struck a particularly appropriate note in his reference to the "Unknown Sailor"
whose personality has perhaps
never before been so recognized.
The "Unknown Sailor"
" Today," said Mr. Patteson, " we
are "engaged in a philanthropic
work which seeks partly to repay
what we owe to the j Unknown
Sailor,' so that he and his dependants may be betterUme to weather
the storm of life, for he has never
failed us in peaceful commerce, or
in the peril of war."
Mi". Patteson welcomed the civic
guests on behalf of the Canadian
Pacific, and aSSS the distinguished
representatives of Australia " who
have done so much to advance the
prestige of England and Australia."
He saw in the history of England
a veritable Saga of Jpne Sea, and in
Southampton, seaport for centuries,
today a modern port and one of
the busiest spots on Britain's business map.
"It seems fitting," he said, "that
this week in some degree should
be an Empire Week, for surely there
is no greater link between the scattered parts of Empire than the men
and the ships of our Merchant
Marine. Not only do we owe the
discovery of distant lands in early
days to them; not only have they
carried men and ^Merchandise to
far-off ports, but also /ifE'ey have
been the bearers of memories, of
customs, of traditions which have
helped to make the British Commonwealth of Nations the united
force for good it is today." He proposed the toast of " The British
Mercantile Marine," coupled with
the name of the Lord Mayor of
Surprise Party at Fort William
A. F. Hawkins, superintendent of
the Fort William terminal division,
and' Mrs. Hawkins were honored by
their Lakeheadi friends on the occasion of their thirtieth wedding anniversary, August 5. After sundown a cavalcade of more than
forty automoblKs. preceded by an
orchestra, occupants all roaring the
song, "For they are Jolly Good Fellows," arrived at the Hawkins Birch
Beach summer home in a surprise
KpSsyB: Presentations were made to
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins during the
course of the evening. Page 6
September 1st, 1937
Heroism  Is  Part  of  Day's
Work to Modest Seamen
When the Company's Alaska liner
".Princess Louise " returned 'to Vancouver July 30 from her regular
trip to Skagway, two Victoria, B.C.,
seamen, Lome Russel and James
Yates, modestly disclaimed credit
for their heroic rescue of a fellow
seaman, John Pennington, of Me-
chosin, B.C.. and dismissed it with
the curt phrase, "All in the day's
Pennington fell overboard while
the " Princess Louise," Capt. Steve
Gray, was heading into choppy seas
while pounding along towards Vancouver. The ship was just south of
the Queen Charlotte Islands in
treacherous waters when the cry,
" Man Overboard" sounded from
the " Princess Louise's " foredeck.
Russel and Yates, who were in
the galley finishing a meal, rushed
to the side, plunged overboard and
rescued Pennington williEne aid of
the ship's officers. Apparently the
ancient admonition to wait an hour
or so after eating before going in
for a swim fell on deaf ears in their
case,   Pennington is glad it did.
Carmanguay Ball-Players Won
Playing as a pick-up;'team in the
Carmanguay, Alta., diamond July
17, the Canadian PacifiS9*fRailway
bridge gang won an 8 to 7 victory
over the town team. Munro and
Parker were the C.P.R. battery.
Sam Corbin Promoted
G. A., San Francisco
Pacific Coast Changes Send
A. D. Macdonald to Cincinnati
S. E. Corbin
To celebrate his coming of age withjRHg
company, S. E. Corbin,
" Sam" to travellers
and colleagues in a
wide territory, becomes general agent at
San Francisco, September first, according to
N. R. D e s B r i s a y,
A-P.T.M., western lines,
Winnipeg. At the same
time it was announced by G. E. Carter, G.P.A., eastern lines, Montreal,
Angus L. Macdonald becomes general agent at Cincinnati.
Mr. Corbin- joined the company at
St. Louis as a travelling passenger
agent there in 1916 and became city
passenger agent a year later. From
May, 1918, to December, 1919, he
wore the olive drab of the U.S.
Army, rejoining the company in
1919 as T.P.A. at Cleveland. In 1926
he was promoted assistant general
agent, Chicago, and four years later
G.A., Toronto. Mr. Corbin was transferred to New York as assistant
general agent in April, lj|33,' and became general agent at Atlanta in
November of the same year. Fourteen months later he was transferred to Cincinnati. In 1936 he made
the world cruise in the "Empress
of Britain."
Angus D. Macdonald, a native of
Springhill, P.Q., goes to Cincinnati
from Los Angeles, where he has
been chief clerk in the passenger
department since 1926. At the age
of 18, Mr. Mafcdonald joined the
company at Montreal in 1913 as
Kteripgrapher m the general passenger department. He enlisted ih#h'e
3rd Siege Battery in 1917 and at the
conclusion of the war rejoined as
clerk in the general passenger
agent's office in Montreal. In 1920
he served as travelling passenger
agent at Boston, filling the same position at Kansas City in the next two
years. He became city passenger
agent at St. Louis in 1922 and went
to Los Angeles as chief clerk in the
passenger department in 1926.
Southampton Ladies Work
Beautiful Silk Ensign
A lasting tribute to Britan's
Merchant Seamen was paid by the
Canadian Pacific staff at Southampton when a beautiful silk Red Ensign was presented to the Chapel of
the new Missions to Seamen Institute opened by the Princess Alice,
Countess of Athlone, at Southampton during Merchant Navy Week.
The flag, which measures 9 feet by
4 ft. 6 ins., is made of heavy red silk
with the Union Jack accurately
worked in place upon the design.
The workmanship was done entirely
by hand, by Miss Margaret EkmosJ
and Miss Marjorie Cole of the
Southampton Office staff, whose
needlecraft was greatly admired by
the Princess Alice when the flag was
accepted from their hands by the
Earl of Athlone at the opening ceremony.
Bissett Will Live in Aberdeen
Thirty-one years of faithful service will supply A. W. Bissett's
reminiscent moods when he goes to
Aberdeen, Scotland, the home he
has selected- for his retirement begun July 31. His colleagues' of the
transportation department of western lines, Winnipeg, presented him
with a well-filled purse as a parting gift handed- to him by H. C.
Taylor, superintendent' of transpjEroSI
ation in the west. Mr. Bissett entered Canadian Pacific service in
" Fun and games " is the correct description to be applied to the annual picnic of Angus Shops to Hudson Beach held August 14. From start to
finish the outing catered to the enjoyment of all concerned. Three special trains carried 3,000 fun-makers of all ages to the Ottawa River beach.
Topping tho picture arc the " grave and reverend Slgnlors " of the committees, flanked by charming bathers. Centre, left, the married women's race, right,
" men   over  50."     Below  Is  given  all  the  evidence  necessary  to  prove that   even  the  youngest  hnd   fun—especially   the  piratical   boatman.
Happy Crowds From Angus
Enjoyed Picnic at Hudson
Ideal Weather Aided Committee in Providing Pleasure for All Hands
A happy mixture of suntan,
swimming, and racing, garnished
with a ton or two of ice cream and
enough soft drinks to float the
"Empress of Britain," made the 14th
annual picnic of the company's
Montreal Angus Shops on August
14 at Hudson, P.Q., one of the most
successful yet.
gjffiifnillply 3,000 present, the day
passed without a hitch in the arrangements—except for the few
rather painful cases of sunburn
acquired on the crowded beach.
The day was one of the finest of the
summer and the sun blazing out of
a cloudless sky made the sandy
beach the most popular spot of the
picnic grounds.
Three special trains had to be
run from Place Viger Station to
accommodate the large crowd of
company officials, employes and
pensioners, and their families and
friends. They ran the entire range
of positions from J. Burns, works
manager of Angus, to the newest
apprentice, while the age limit was
anything from veterans of the "last
spike" days to youngsters less than
a year old who were attending
their first picnic.
After ample time had been given
for swimming and the eating of
picnic lunches, races were held
under the auspices of the Canadian
Pacific Railway Amateur Athletic
Association. They started with the
tiny tots, many of them able to do
little more than walk, let alone run.
In this race every contestant was
given a brightly colored ball as a
prize. For the other races the
grouping was by ages, with valuable
prizes being given the winners.
Results of the races were:
Boys under 6—M.  O'Connor, Ar Gau-
thier, T. Pollock.
Girls under 6—M. Lawless, V. Booth,
M.   Atkins.
Boys under 9—E. Levine, A. Bouthier,
P. Griffiths.
Girls under 9—E. Ragoulette, P. Mack,
A. Comfort.
Boys under 12—D. Bowers, R. Pelotte,
J. Foley.
Girls under  12—K.  Simpson,  P.  Gau-
thier,   G.   Mondou.
Boys under 15—G. Gjlffliths. E. Baker,
W.  Jack.
Girls under 15—I. Mann; M. Lachapelle,
M. Gibault.
Girls over 15—W. Gienday, M. Loiselle,
M.   Coulonbe.
Novelty race: Ladies—P. Gauthier, G.
Gienday, J. Riding: Men: L. Desjar-
dins. G.  Genkins,  G. West.
Men over 50—R.  Eccles,  J.  Roby.
Married    Ladies—Mrs.    Beland,    Mrs.
COte, and Mrs. Zynont.
Officials for the successful outing
Magazine Pays Tribute
The Bulletin Is Indebted to reader
A. \V. Bow, electrician, Fort William, for tho following compliment
published In the August issue of the
yachting magazine, " The Rudder":
" But, for all-around high rating
In total of all good qualities from
beauty to efficiency, it is surprising
to know the host ships today arc
operated by a railroad, and belong
to our Canadian cousins. They are
the EmpresH liners, which on both
Atlantic and Pacific have built up
unsurpassed records of consistent
and delightful service."
Patrons, Sir Edward Beatty,
G.B.E., K.C., LL.D., D. C. Coleman,
H. J. Humphrey, A. D. MacTier and
W. R. Mclnnes; chairman, John
Burns; president, George Gauthier;
vice-presidents, G. G. Wilding, W.
R. Craig, L. Bouchard, B. B. Vickers,
A. P. Nolet, auditor, F. E. Skinner;
chairman advisory board, John Hall;
secretary-treasurer, W. A. E. Wilding; manager, M. Mulhearn.
General chairman of the picnic,
committee, Thomas*Watson. Reception committee, G. Gauthier, chairman, and H. H. Boyd, R. H. Naylor,
T. F. Donald, W. E. Buckles, T. Marshall, R. Eccles. B. Faughnan, L.
Foley, W. EmOTgS: Quinn, H. Parsons,
F. Pruneau, J. McKay, E^Hickmen,
J. A. PriBKau. Transportation committee, W. J. Stokes, chairman, and
H. Bowden, J. Blair, C. Miron, T.
Sleigh, A. Lapierre, C. Kilcup, J. D.
Desparois. Sports committee, J.
Hope, chairman, and- W. Wells, L. A.
Billy Evans About Again
After Throat Operation
W. H. (Billy) Evans, retired
division master mechanic at Vancouver, and the engineer who piloted the Company's first passenger
train from Montreal to the Pacific
into Port Moody, B.C., July 4, 1886,
is visiting his old cronies around
the station in Vancouver once
again, after making remarkable recovery from an operation for a
throat ailment.
He was operated on at St. Paul's
Hospital, Vancouver, in July by Dr.
Arthur L. Lynch, F.R.C.S., the company's chief medical officer of the
B.C. district, and his recovery was
so rapid that Mr. Evans was able
to go home after twelve days in the
" Not bad for a man 77 years
young,'' the veteran declared.
No meeting of the Canadian
Pacific Association at Vancouver is
complete, and no gathering of engineers or firemen would be held
without Mr. Evans in attendance,
so that his fine recovery from his
recent operation was a source of
pleasure to all his many friends on
the Coast.
Son Born to Detroit G.F.A
Robert Simpson MacNamara, ten
and a half pounds, was born to Mr.
and MrsSf3. F- MacNamara, July 22,
at the Harper Hospital, Detroit,
Mich., where Mr. MacNamara is
general freight agent.
Beaudry, J. O'Kane; announcers,
G. McCallum and E. Brunet; starter,
John Gow; scorers, F. Atkinson and
L. Foley; judges, H. Bowden, J.
Blair, G&Morrison.
A. W. Bradshaw, Jugoslav National Representative, Canadian Pacific
at Zagreb, is Vice-President,- ii.ugpa
.slav Tennis Federation and Vice-
President the Jugoslav International
Tennis Club.
Clifford Retirement Brings
Promotion To Wolfe
J. C. Clifford
Canadian Pacific Bowling Club, Liverpool
I.effc to right (back row): E. "Woodcock, J. Andrews, C. James, H.
J. Koberts, W. Reade, A. Greenall, G. Purcell.    Front row:  F.  Streatfl
Gregory,  both of whom were members of the original team formed
J. E. Jones, J. M. Hunkln, W. McNca, A. Piatt, E. C. Clement.
Widely known to
company officers and
employes from Port
Arthur to Vancouver,
James C. Clifford, assistant engineer, maintenance of way, western lines, who has
held that position since
November, 1913, was
retired^June 30, on
reaching the age limit.
Associates in the department of engineering marked the occasion by
presenting him with a travelling
case, handed to him by F. W. Alexander, engineer maintenance of way
for western lines, who spoke briefly
in praise of his ability and of his
knowledge of the work in which
he had been engaged so long. Mrs.
Clifford was also given a remembrance of roses, accompanied by
good wishes for the years of retirement.
Before entering Canadian Pacific Railway
service, Mr. Clifford
was with the Illinois
Central Railroad from
July, 1887, to 1913,
when he resigned to
accept the position he
held since with the
Canadian Pacific.
A. J. Wolfe, who was
[cSsrgerly employed as
roadmaster at various points on
western lines, has taken over Mr.
Clifford's duties, with the title of
Supervisor, Maintenance of Way.
Calgary Won Soccer Final
A one to nothing win over Hill-
hurst eleven qualified the Canadian
Pacific football club of Calgary for
the Alberta soccer championship
finals. Though a tough game for
their opponents to lose, the railroaders took advantage of the only
real opportunity to score the winning point with only three minutes
left of play.
Hillhurst made a plucky attempt
to tie up the game but McKlfBBt's]
goal tender for the Canadian Pacific
was unbeatable and the final whistle
found the railroaders holding their
lead. Stellar playing was evidenced in all departments with Blair
scoring the winning goal.
Team line up for the Cee Pee's
was: MacKenzie, Stuppard, Roberts,
Mills, Hastie, Coleman, Porteous,
Dutton, S. Roberts, Blair and Malcolm with Pow and Weale as substitutes.
A. J. Wolfe
Inveterate Stowaway Baffles
i Princess Elaine's " Crew
" Rasputin," wily eyes agleam
and whiskers bristling belligerently,
refuses to be discouraged from his
disconcerting habit of hooking free
rides on the Company's Vancouver - Nanaimo turbiner, " Princess
" Rasputin," as he is sometimes
called by reason of his deep cunning and considerable daring, is a
nondescript wire- haired terrier
whose father must have been a seagoing lad for the sea is in "Rasputin's " blood with a vengeance.
He waits until no one is looking,
then sneaks aboard the gangplank
of the | Princess Elaine" at Vancouver, rides 32 miles across the
Gulf to Nanaimo and, somehow,
manages to make the return trip.
He hides away until the ship is
safely past the First Narrows, then
emerges, a sly grin on his face and
a red tongue lolling between his
whiskers, and actually struts around
the decks.
He refuses to leave the dock at
Nanaimo, and runs back to board
the "Elaine" by gangplank or over
the baggage deck when the coast is
clear. Efforts of Capt. NilJWM|
Sterner, Purser Harold McDonald
and other ship's officers to discourage the stowaway so far have been
unavailing and " Rasputin " seems
to have adopted' the crew for all
J. G. McNab Dead
Many at Funeral
Former General Foreign
Freight Agent Buried at Ayr,
J. G. McNab
John George McNab,
general||5reign freight
agent, with headquarters at Montreal,  passed away suddenly on
Saturday,  July  31,  in
the  Western  Division
of the Montreal General   Hospital   in   his
58th year.   Funeral
services were held in
Montreal, Tuesday,
August 3.    Interment was at Ayr,
Ont.,  Mr.  McNab's  birthplace,  the
following day.
An unbroken 30-year record with
the Canadian Pacific Railway on
Pacific coast resulted in Mr. McNab's promotion to -Montreal just a
little more than a year ago to fill
the important post of general foreign freight agent.
Mr. McNab joined the Canadian
Pacific at Winnipeg in 1901 as clerk
in the general freight offices, went
to Vancouver as travelling freight
agent in 1906 and to Portland, Ore.,
in the same capacity a year later.
In 1909 he became travelllfi'SHreight
agent for North British Columbia
at Princjjjgtupert, and from 1910 to
1915 served at Prince Rupert as
general agent He was district
freight agent for the Bgjfilh Columbia Coast Steamship services at
Vancouver from 1915 to 1919, division freight agent in the same
service from 1919 to 1925, and was
made foreign freight agent at Vancouver in 1925. On July 15 of last
year he went to Montreal as general foreign freight agent.
Mr. NcNab was widely known
and very popular along the Pacific
coast, and his''departure for the
East last year brought him many
honors -which. Showed the deep respect in which he was held. During
his year at Montreal headquarters
of the Canadian Pacific Railway he
made a host of friends.
Mr. NcNab's interests outside of
his company duties were many and
varied, but his favorite recreation
was undoubtedly golf. He was an
accomplished player and found no
greater pleasure than entertaining
his friends on the links.
London and Windsor Staffs
Held Picnic at Chatham
Fifteen hundred company workers, from Western Ontario, with
their families, from the diyisjogaM
superintendent to the smallest attended the annual piEjfic held under
ideal -weather condittons at Tecum-
seh Park, Chatham, on Saturday
afternoon, July 17. Every man who
could be spared for a few hours
from the service joined the festivities. Two special trains, one from
S»SBafi£r, the other from Guelph
Junction, reached Chatham at noon.
Mayor W. D. Colby, at a brief
speaking programme, we)ljgmed the
Kgprfs. W. E. McGill, divisional
jSUgjggiritendent, London, re'SligaM
Sports, contests and musical-yenter-
EllnS'Sits, followed by a basket
picnic, made the day complete.
The softball game between Chatham Silverwoods and London
Canadian Pacific girls was won by
the former by 16-6. Three Chatham
girls, Jenny Smith, Thelma Lett and
Maizie Aitken won the competitions
for throwing the softball, running
the bases and softball hitting. One
of the features of therefternoon was
the baby contest, for babies under
one year. Garry, three months old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Everton Barker,
London, won the cup for the best
boy baby, while Glory Beach,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Beach,
Lobo, was the best girl baby.
Alderman A. T. Groombridge, who
was city representative in preparing for the outing, presided over
the programme. September 1st, 1937
Page 7
Talented Navigator
Earns Recognition
As Artist Etcher
O. F. Pennington of "Bedford" Makes Good in
Two Fields
Art and ths' sea are often associated, but never more certainly and
actively as in the person of Oswald
Franklin Pennington, First Officer
of the I Duchess of Bedford." Mr.
Pennington, besides making himself
a first rate seaman and navigator,
with his Master's Certificate achieved up to unquestionable standard of
"Square Rig" Master, is a highly
competen.t Artist. There has been
displayed in Canadian Pacific office
windows in England recently a particularly fine example of his work
in the' form of a "cut-out" of the
"Empress of 'JBaitain" steaming full
speed through wind-stirred water.
Does Fine Work
This one is by no means the first
or the only example of fine art work
contributed by Mr. Pennington for
the   promotion   of   the   company's
Easiness, but it is one of the most
prominent. Wjffer color sketches by
Mr. Pennington have been shown in
Canadian Pacificwgffice window
displays, and used for booklet designs. Mr. Pennington continues to
regard his art work as just a hobby,
but he has carried his hobby to high
professional standard.
Although, his artistic skill, and
the dain3iiz&ss of his work in water
colors might seem to some far away
from the more arduous experiences
of the sea, 3VEgpPennin.gton has'S'otv
missed anything of the rough and
dangerous in his seafaring. In 1913
he' was offered the post of Cartoonist and General Artist on the Liverpool Journal of«56mmercg|lpa
pecially for a new Weekly Section
of that famous Journal which was
to be devoted to the life of seafaring folk at large, and ship's officers
in particular. Mr. Pennington took
hold of that branch of his Call to
Art .and in 1914 found himself Editor of the Weekly. With the versa-
E&lit3£of the true seaman, he handled every sort of duty in the field
of weekly journalism until the* War
which eventually brought the publication to an end, broke out.
Decorated for Bravery
The call of war was more insistent than the call of art, and Mr.
Pennington went through his training in the' .gunnery and torpedo
schools, served in mine sweepers,
won the D.S.C.. was mentioned in
despatches, and finallyacJOTnmanded
H.M.S.. "Rugby," one of the new
mine-sweepsrs of the Fleet with .a
complement of 100 officers and meri.
With this vessel Mr. Pennington
took part in extensive post war
mine clearance operations, and was
demobilized in 1920.
By thiUfeme Mr.^^tennington had
to make without deiay the decision
for either an Art Career or The Sea.
Art is long and life short, but he
had more time available for ths
choice of art than for choice in
favor of the sea since there is an
age limit for men who would join
first rate steamship lines as officers.
Mr. Pennington chose the' sea, and
decided to join the Canadian Pacific as a Junior Officer.
Etches at Sea
Some years have passed since
then, and advancing both as an
officer and as an artist Mr. Pennington occupies his present position on the " Duchess of Bedford."
His art has developed also, and he
now specializes in etcHmijs which
he makes and prints on board the
ship as his time permits. He is probably one of tKe* world's first artist-
etchers to pursue this delicate
branch of art on board a great liner
on the high seas.
McLeans Score Triple
In Vancouver Re-union
First Officer Famous Artist
Fair admirers show keen interest as O. P. Pennington of tho " Duchess
of Bedford " prepares to do a neat bit of work in the water color lino. Tho
picture of the " Empress of Britain " well illustrates fineness of Mr. Pennlngrton'3
Empress Entertained Royalty
At   Important   Function
High Commissioner Opened
"Canada Calling" Week
In Presence of Princess
Young William McLean, bridge
messenger aboard the company's
crack trans-Pacific liner, "Empress
of Canada," who received his -training in the Sea Cadet corps in Vancouver, joined with his seafaring
father and a seafaring grandfather
in a unique Sephiion in Vancouver
July 30.
His shin, the "Empress of Canada," lay at the opposite side of
Pier BC from the Niagara, of the
Canadian-Australasian line. Aboard
the Niagara was Charles McLean,
engineer storekeeper, and Willraaaja
grandfather. The veteran first saw
Vancouver   during   the   fire  which
l^estfoyed the-'then tiny city June
13, 1886, and has made 101 voyages
on the Niagara between Australia
and Vancouver. The connecting
link between grandfather and
grandson,    Capt.    Harry    McLean,
'^Gllarles' fon and Williams father,
was in Vancouver aboard his ship,
" Catala," of the Union Steamship
Co. of B.C. Needless to say the
three generations of seafaring McLeans made a big day of it.
Nantes Made News
The registration list at the Empress Hotel one morning in August
read like a cross-section of the
English-speaking world. The names
on it included those of Miss S.
American, New York City; Mrs. H.
English, Iowa; Mrs. A. M. J. English. Vancouver, and Mrs. C. W.
Ireland, Hobart.
At a luncheon aboard the " Empress of Britain" at Southampton,
England, on July 19. the Hon. Vincent Massey, Canadian Trade Commissioner to England, formally
opened the " Canada Calling " campaign, which is being conducted
overseas to promote trade, in Southampton. The luncheon, which was
attended by a number of important
guesjs, was a feature of Merchant
Navy Week and served as a tribute
from Canada to the part played by
the Meronant Navy in the development of commerce.
Manufactured goods representative of the products of British industry are snipped to Canada every
year from Southampton, it was
pointed out, the ships bring back
to the port food produce, fruit and
raw materials. Last year there
were on an average three sailings
a week throughout the 12 months
engaged in two-way trading with
the Dominion; while more than 24,-
000 people sailed to or from Canada
last year and more than 70,000 tons
of cargo were carried.
The guests of honor at the luncheon were H.R.H. Princess Alice and
the Earl of Athlone, president of
Merchant Navy Week. The Hon.
Vincent Massey presided, and
among others present were Mrs.
Massey, the Bishop of Winchester,
the Earl of Malmesbury, the Dean
of Winchester, Lord and Lady
Swaythling, the Mayor of Southampton, Sir Hewitt Skinner, Sir
Harold Pink, J. C. Patteson. P. A.
Clews, R. M. Martin Holland, Col.
G. S. Szlumper, Lieut.-Col. R. F.
Gutteridge, Frederic Hudd, Vice-
Admiral T. E. Wardle, Cdr. F. A.
Worsley, Capt. J. V. Forster, H.
Scott-Paine, A. H. Christensen, H.
G. Dring, John H.;?English, C. W.
Stokes, Capt. F. J. Gemmell Smith,
C. Gracemann, G. Havinden, J. Ross
McLeanrand Capt. A. S. Wilcock-
son, commander of the Imperial
Airways flying boat Caledonia.
Mr. Massey's Welcome
Mr. Massey extended a cordial
welcome to the guests. For a year
or so, he said&the Canadian Government had been endeavoring to
promote the trade between this
country and the Dominion in a
series of campaigns, if he might
use the term, in various parts of
the United Kingdom. Those had
been carried on under the slogan
"Canada Calling Britain." The original object of the luncheon had
been to inaugurate that effort in
the South of England, and as it
happened another luncheon had
been planned for the same day in
celebration of Merchant Navy Week.
" The central idea of Merchant
Navy Week and the theme of trade
between our respective countries
are," he said, " two very closely related things. Reciprocal fcrade between Canada and the United Kingdom has played its part in the development of the Mercantile Marine. On the other hand, without
the Merchant Navy this commerce
would never have developed. Therefore, it was an appropriate and
fitting thing that we should have
merged these two luncheons, and,
as Canada's representative, I am
very happy indeed that it has been
possible to pay tribute on this
occasion both to the importance of
the commerce between our countries and of the great mercantile
fleet which makes it possible.
The First Trans-Atlantic Steamer
" We are lunching today on what
is the proudest of all merchant
vessels plying between the United
Kingdom and any British Dominion," continued the High Commissioner, " and perhaps you will*per-
mit me to remind you of the Canadian claim that the first steamer to
cross the Atlantic under its own
power was Canadian-built. It was
the   ' Royal ^jliam,'  built  at  the
Seaman and Musician
Versatility is concealed behind the
modest mien of First Officer H. S
Knight of the " Montclare." Not
only does he hold the Seafarers
Gallantry Medal for a fine bit
of rescue work in the North
Atlantic, but he also composed the
music for a "Holiday Hymn," written by Rev. Dr. H. Elvet Lewis who
was with the Holy Land Cruise
carried out by the "Duchess of
Richmond" under special charter
last   Spring.
Private Operation
Assures Efficiency
Economical railway operation,
together with maximum service, are
best provided under private ownership and operation, accbrcting to a
recent editorial in the "West Palm
Beach (Fla.) Post." The editorial
reads as follows:—
" If government ownership of
railroads is brought about, the
matter will not rest there," the
Post warns, " for government then
could hardly avoid taking over
the entire transportation machinery, trucks, buses, and water carriers; or else by subsidies to competitors of its rail lines, tend to
destroy its own investment in
" Experts in the field of transportation declare that if the rail
wlffies:had been owned by the government through the six depression years a deficit of ten billion
dollars would have ensued; which,
of course, would need to be footed
by the people paying taxes. Despite the farce made of federal
operation of the roads in the war
period there are persistent advocates for complete government
ownership and management of
this form of transport.
" Much of this momentum
comes from employes who wrongly assume that government ownership would afford a larger
working personnel and better job
security;^but in the face of competition given the rail lines by
other agencies it is difficult to believe that federal operation would
improve working conditions.
" Economy of operation!1 and a
maximum service are best provided out of private ownership
and direction, as is manifested in
the great difference existing between railroads in this country
and those" of foreign lands which
are government controlled."
Goats in Winnipeg
Make Golf Popular
Company Laundries Marvels
Of Service  and Efficiency
Work for Hotels, Sleeping,
Dining Cars, Steamships
and Guests
order of a Canadian who made a
very remarkable contribution to the
development of the Merchant Marine—Samuel Cunard. I am sorry
we cannot boast that the ' Empress
of Britain' was built in Canada, but
we are happy that it should be a
part of the great Canadian Pacific
fleet On behalf of the Government
of Canada, I should like to thank
the Canadian Pacific Steamship
Company, and especially J. C. Patteson, its European manager, for
placing the ship at our disposal for
this occasion. I do not need to
underline the significance of the
part played by the Canadian Pacific;
steamships in the development of
the trade between us. The fact that
they are -well-known in every major
port of the world is evidence of
that. The ' Empress of Britain ' and
the other great ships which now
pass in and out of Southampton
harbour are impressive symbols of
that commerce which serves as an
important link between the United
Kingdom and Canada.
" Commerce Between Us "
"I like to think of that word
' commerce' as having a meaning
which is broader than merchandise.
During the memorable weeks
through which we have passed lately we have had an impressive demonstration of those intangible but
very powerful ties which give the
British Commonwealth ils unity.
The great pageantry of the Coronation has reminded us of certain
things which great ceremonies
sometimes can express better than
a library of books. Thousands of
visitors from all parts of the British
Commonwealth, and the Colonial
Empire as well, have found in London that whatever their race or
language or religion may be they
are all members of one family.
They have found that whatever
their differences may be—and the
British 'Empire is made of differences—there are certain ideas and
principles which they have in common, and which are part and parcel
of the British heritage. I need not
enumerate them, because I think we
are more conscious of them today
than ever before.
jj So commerce can mean not only
the exchange of goods, it can mean
commerce of things of the mind as
well. When I give you the toast—
' Commerce between Us' —• I am
using the phrase to mean not only
the commodities which we can
weigh and measure, but the things
which we feel deep down in our
hearts that give to those of us who
live under the British flag a sense
of kinship."
The Earl of Athlone, in responding, said the company present were
very delighted to be guests of the
Motherland's oldest Dominion in a
ship which was world-famous, and
from his own experience he paid
a tribute to the Canadian Pacific
for providing in its service the three
"C's" of comfort, cleanliness and
civility, which were all-important
in travel. Continuing, he said, he
thought that no more opportune
time could have been selected for
the luncheon than the present when
the nation was paying tribute in
Southampton to the Merchant Navy.
With the present feeling of brotherhood he said that he saw no reason
why the British Empire should not
go on forever, and in that connect
tion he was pleased to reflect that
the guests to the Coronation and
the Imperial Conference this year
-had gone away satisfied with the
success it had brought, both to the
Dominions and the United Kingdom.
Dons   The  Buckskin
During Indian Days held at Banff
this year from July 23 to 25 E. M.
Deyell, manager of Banff Springs
Hotel, was re-christened with the
Blackfoot name of "Man Of The
A spontaneous affair, the christening was held in the main dining
room of the hotel where twelve
chiefs of the Stoneys, Blackfeet,
Sarcees, Bloods and Piegans had
gathered to partake of luncheon
commemorating the signing, sixty
years ago, of government treaty
number seven, thus ending for all
time, tribal warfare between these
fighting Indians.
Following the ceremony, Mr.
Deyell, as shown in the photograph,
received a set of beaded buckskin
gloves from Chief Turned-Up-Nose,
while Chief Very - Young - Legs
(centre) looked on. The actual
christening was performed by the
two chiefs who paraded arm in arm
with Mr. De^jjyl up and down the
Alhambra Dining room proclaiming
his virtues to all people.
Veteran Celebrates 86th
Birthday at Vancouver
End of Each Season Sees
Presentation of Unique
Alf Coulter and Goat
A If. Coulter,
engineering de-
pa r t m ent employe, Winnipeg,
has an unusual
trophy — if not
in the eyes of
the big game
men then, at
least, in those of
followers of the
royal and ancient game. Just
how this all got
started is a bit of
a mystery but A.
A. McCoubrey,
better known
for his countless assaults on mountain peaks than as able president
of the Company golf club in Winnipeg, explains that it originated
twenty years ago on the old Assiniboine club. He recommends that
other company clubs give it a itrial
—" it peps up club activity a
hundred per cent and makes competitors literally bloodthirsty."
Here's how—each member buys a
fifteen-cent badge from the secretary.
The Winnipeggers have designed
a neat little bronze piece with the
club name and a goat's head partly
encircled by a large question mark.
The fun starts when two " goats "
meet one another—they both say,
in chorus, " Challenge you for your
goat! " The winner then takes his
victim's badge and the man with
most badges to hand back to the
secretary in the fall gets "The
Goat"—just as Alf. did.
The loser does not drop out of
competition by; any means—providing he still retains his self respect
and anoi her fifteen cents for the
secretary who always keeps an
ample supply of " goats " on hand.
Last year there were several hu-
dred in.Circulation. At the annual
meeting of the Winnipeg Club, A. A.
McCoubrey was re-elected president, M. Jackson and O. Denton
vice-presidents and Gordon Denner,
F. Stockdill
Veteran of nearly 50
years of varied railway experience in
England, the United
States and Canada,
Frederick Stockdill. retired assistant
signal engineer of the
Canadian Pacific Railway. Montreal, quietly
celebrated- his 86th
birthday on June 14,
at 1773 Davis St.. Vancouver, where
Mr. and Mrs. Sjtockdill have taken
residence for the summer. Of recent years they have been living in
Son of the car foreman of the
London and Southwestern Railway
in London, England., Frederick
Stockdill entered' the car department of that railway at an. early
age, came to Boston in 1873 to work
on one of the American lines, later
went to London. Ont., and in 1891
joined the Canadian Pacific at that
city, working with the C.P.R. in
various capacities, lastly as assistant signal engineer, until his retirement in 1915.
He is the father of C. E. Stockdill,
assistant to the vice-president of
western lines, and president of the
Winnipeg Board of Trade.
Elect I. L. Wikdahl Head
Express-Mail Bowlers
I. L. Wikdahl
I. L. Wikdahl, elected president of the
Canadian Pacific Express-Mail Bowling
League of Winnipeg
for the season 1937-38,
will be supported' wyif
the following executive: honorary presidents, 'jMiss S. Fraser
and W. A. McDonald;
vice-president. E. Harlow; secretary,. E. Reinhart; treasurer, A. E. Marchant; delegate to
the association, A. L. Bowes; publicity,  G. Phillips.
At the closing meeting for the
season the Shirley Fraser cup was
presented to the "Alley-Byes"—A.
Brown, Elsie Reinhart, Margaret
Reinhart, Muriel Reinhart and M.
Thompson—the donor making the
An average person entering the
bedrooms or dining rooms of a hotel,
the dining or sleeping car on a
train or the stateroom on a steamship, is inclined to take for granted
the spotless linen which he sees,
and naturally expects, without a
thought to the work and organization which is responsible.
The Company operates nine laundries in connection with hotels
across the continent, with an investment of approximately $700,000
in high-class machirfe*2y and equipment, employing on an average 285
people the year around. These
laundries handle the work from our
hotels, the sleeping and dining cars
and steamships and also serve the
guests. Practically all of the latter
work is done on an eight-hour service which means thatta guest arriving in the morning can have clothing returned clean and fresh by five
o'clock  in   the  afternoon.
During the year 1936, 23,300,000
pieces of linen of all classes were
laundered by our hotel laundries
for these various departments. W3re||^H
it is considered that every piece has
to be checked and accounted for,
and even the simplest items are
handled at least ten times, some
idea of the work inySLymfcan be
arrived at. It speaks well for working conditions when it is stated that
the labor turnover is very small indeed. Taking one of our laundries,
for instance, we have 26 employes
with a total of 328 years' service,
ranging from 30 years down to five,
or an individual average of nearly
13 years each.
Many Improvements
Great changes and improvements
have taken place in methods and
machinery even during the past
twenty-five years and it is a far cry
from the old wooden washing
machines to those of today, constructed of stainless monel metal,
costing nearly $4,000 each, capable
of washing 250 to 300 pounds of
work in one load, and flat-work
ironers which can dry and iron
sheets at the rate of more than 500
an hour.
A visit to the laundry in the
Royal York Hotel, Toronto, would
be well worthwhile and an education to anyone not familiar with
laundry operations. This well-
known laundry, which handles the
work for the hotel itself, the guests
and the staff, the linen for the district bunk houses and much of the
washing required for the sleeping,
dining and parlor cars from the
Winnipeg-Toronto-Montreal line and
from the Toronto-Windsor-DffijppB
route, as well as the laundry work
during the summer for the French
River Chalet Bungalow Camp, is
the largest and most up-to-date
hotel laundry in the British Empire. It is as well the largest institutional laundry in Canada.
Tremendous Capacity
During 1936. 7.677,823 pieces were
laundered at this laundry, or an
average number of]-24]6p8 pieces per
working day. Of this total of just
over seven and one-half- million
pieces, the Royal fizork hotel, its
staff and its guests, claimed no less
than 5,866.230 for a working day
average of approximately 15,000.
All the extensive batteries of
machines, which are each individually driven and fitted with every
known safety device, are located in
one large room in which the air is
oil washed. This makes the laundry very compact for the volume
of work to be handled and the special air conditioning used makes it
the healthiest of spots for the 55 or
so workers who have mostly been
there since the laundry opened early
in May, 1929. In fact, during the
recent flu epidemic in Toronto the
Royal York hotel laundry was one
of the healthiest spots to work in.
The white clad uniformed girls with
their cheerful and good looks, as if
they had been picked for a beauty
contest, give this pleasing spot an
added attraction and take the blue
out of washdays. The floor is covered with red tiles, with the walls
covered with white tiles.
The laundry is the last word in
(Continued on page 8, col. 1)
Company Has Marvelous Laundry System
In the ni in- lam
of ollleloncy Is roocli
clothes of guests, un
laundry in Toronto,
ulatc; In No. 3 Is tit
dries which 11
in puny ope
mnohlnory and a capable orgai
in to sorvlco in porfect condition. In thes
s tho Ironing department; No. 2 Illustrates
bundle; and No. 4 Is a scotion of the wash
cross the continent, the height
if the Company's linen and the
s. taken at the Royal York Hotel
ie chefs' hats aro alwnys so hnniiic- Page 8
September 1st, 1937
London Cricket Eleven
The Canadian Pacific team of cricketers which narrowly lost a match
played against the Canard White Star team on the Teddlngton Cricket Club's
ground in Busby Park on Dominion Day, July 1. Left to right (back row):
P. A. Treadway (Publicity Dept.), R. D. Bennett (E.P.M. Dept.), C. F. Ash
(Central Berthing), E. G. Murrell (E.P.M. Dept.), H. A. Bastlck (Publicity
Department), A. E. J. Grinyer (Publicity Dept.). Front row: R F. Strudwick
(Cruise Dept.), C. A. L. Mansbridge (E.P.M. Dept.), K. W. C. Andrews, capt.
(Booking Office), J. Chllvers   (E.P.M. Dept.)  and R. Acres   (Accounts Dept.).
Coronation Thrilled
Montreal Employee
Vivid   Description   Pictures
Scene in Trafalgar Square
Coronation stories ceased to be
news some time ago — excopt in
family circles rejoined by some
member who had had the good
fortune to be present. Tho Stall'
Bulletin is In the happy position
of being able to pass on some observations of a member of Its family
to tho rest of the   family.
Below are givon excerpts from a
vivid description written by Miss
Evelyn M. Wright; of the purchasing department, Montreal, who witnessed the magnificent pageant
from tho windows of the company's
London office.
Veterans Retire
Under Pension Rules
More than 1,000 years of useful
service to the Dominion and to the
company has been rolled up by 32
employes whose retirement under
the pension regulations has been announced1. The actual total service
recorded is 1,007 years, five months,
giving an average of 31% years for
each individual.
Due to the company's contributory
pension plan the prospect of eventual retirement from active service
is a pleasant one and the good
wishes that invariably accompany
the departure into private life of a
fellow-worker are nowadays the
more heartfelt because of a certainty that those who contributed
will have an annuity to enjoy for
the rest of their lives.
Listed as retiring are:
Ryan, J. B., lqeBJengineer, North Bay.
Libson, B., cabinetmaker, Angus Shops.
Luttrell, A. R., brass machinist, Angus
Walker, John,    assistant   chief    clerk,
Outremont Yard Office.
Savard, J. R., wood machinist, Angus
^Actams, J., L.H. carpenter, Angus Shops.
Aldred,    R„    coach    painter,    Angus
Blair,    M.    A.,    cabinetmaker,    Angus
Gingras, J. O., coach carpenter, Angus
Lachance,    E.    H.,    coach    carpenter,
Angus Shops.
Mason, J. J., yardman, Ottawa.
Page, W., carpenter, Angus Shops.
Labrie,    F.,    clerk    (communications),
Wilson, W. R., carman, Vancouver.
Bourdon, W., blacksmith, Angus Shops.
Broadhurst, J. A., yardman, Vancouver
Canam, Thos J., section foreman and
caretaker, Upper Kent, N.B.
Cathcart,    H.    E.,    hostler,    Winnipeg
Francis, Thos., Rel. sec. foreman and
sectionman, Gainsboro, Sask.
Harris,   Fred,   section  foreman,  Dash-
wood, B.C.
Holdgate, S. E.. loco fireman, Winnipeg.
Jones, Fi^ajiT., loco engineer, Laurentian Division.
Knapman, G. F., clerk    (District   Account.), Toronto.
Laroche,   J.   B.,   buffet   car   steward
(SD&PC), Montreal.
McGuire, T. L. H., yardmaster, Toronto.
Marshall,   W.,   head   gatekeeper   (Nat.
Res.),   Calgary.
Oldrey, A. E., trainman, Kingston, Ont.
Page. J. A. O., loco engineer, Laurentian  Division.
Phillips, J., conductor. Smiths Falls.
Ward, T., loco engineer,  Kenora.  Ont.
" Wolstenholme, E., foreman (B&B) Winnipeg.
Vaughan, W. M., yardman, North Bay.
Company Laundries
(Continued from page 7, col. 6)
construction and safety and accidents of any kind are almost unknown. With the exceptiSS of three
new coat presses which are air driven, all the countless mjffijiines are
motor driven. The presses driven
by air have indeed proved to be
most efficient from an economical
and volume standpoint. There can
be no breakdown in motor power
for the other machines as they are
all equipped with auxiliary driving
motors operated through remote
control from the panel control
It is impossible to discuss in detail the individual number of*mach3
ines, as there are machines for
everything—a macnirie even for
putting the wing on the dress collars, a machine for ironing the dress
|sKi5Sfront, machines for collars and
cuffs, a machine for the caps of the
chef and his assistants, and machines for drying, stretching and
mending socks and stockings. There
are four large washing machines
for hotel flat work which can handle eight three-hundred pound loads
per day each. There are, too, four
smaller washing machines for individual guest and staff work, curtains, fancy bedspreads, and similar articles. There is one special
washing machine for fine woollen
work. There are four large 48-inch
extractors for flat work, and two 30-
inch extractors for the guests' work.
Then there are two large shake-out
■machines which separate the clothes
and enable quick handling.
There are three thermo-vento, 40
x 94 inch, drying tumblers for bath
Winnipeg Employe Decorated
For his services in the British
Army, 1914-18, Siunuel Bradley Brown,
left, freight carpenter nt Weston
Shops, Winnipeg, from 1921 to 1935,
with occasional lapses on account of
war disability, is shown here receiving the territorial efficiency medal
from Capt. A. E. Green, president of
the British Empire Service LenRiie, at
Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Thursday,
July 39. Mr. Brown was born in Middlesex, England, in 1894. When not
in hospital, he lives at 85 Home
Street, Winnipeg. His wife, hidden in
picture, was at tho presentation.
towels and mats equipped with
thermostaB control. These machines
are fully automatic and ring a bell
when towels and mats are finished.
Curtains are taken from the extractor to a three-section curtain
dryer which stretches them to their
original size. This dryer is equipped with a series of steam coils and
a fan. There is also a steam press
for such items as velours and velvets.
Then there are three monster 8
roll flat work ironers equipped with
vacuum features which take care
of the moisture absorbed by the
padding from the wet goods passing
through the machine. There are
also enclosed glass canopies over
these machines thaiatake care of
the moisture coming from the goods
passing over the ironing surfaces.
Approximately 500 sheets can- be
passed through each flat work
ironer in one hour. In fact the
Royal York hotel laundry has every
modern machine to delight both the
engineering expert and the laundry
Thorough Checking
There is a very thorough system
of sorting through the pieces as they
lar-tige and checking them as they
are sent out finished. The guests'
washing is all marked, if this has
not already been done, with the
exception of handkerchiefs, which
are not marked but are kept in individual nets. There are special
rooms for the recemaon of guests'
laundry, hotel and outside work,
and there are special rooms for the
reception, when finished, by the
housekeeper, of the hotel work. Indeed the checking system in vogue
is so thorough that the very occasional mislaid article is generally
easily  discovered.
When the individual guest's laundry is finished and checked, the
larger articles are placed in an attractive paper envelope with a
printed list on it of the current attractions the hotel has to offer. All
the articles are then carefully placed in a tissue paper lined box and
returned to the guest's room.
Divided into the following seven
sections—sorting, washing, flat-ironing, starching, pressing, ironing and
checking, the Royal York laundry,
which is situated in the basement
of the hotel, is under the charge of
J. W. Armstrong, the efficient plant
superintendent, who has had twenty
years' experience in the laundry industry. Mr. Armstrong, who' worked for 10 years with commercial
laundries before joiningltttie Canadian Pacific hotel system, came to
the Royal York in March, 1934,
after 2% years at the Hotel Sask-
atchewanjljaundry and 4% years at
the Palliser hotel laundry. The very
capable and courteous clerk of the
laundry is Mrs. D. E. Butt.
Towards the late afternoon of-
May 11, people began to take their
places on the sidewalks opposite the
Canadian Pacific Building, and Canada House, bringing along boxes,
papers, cushions and whatever
articles they could to sit on, together with various kinds of apparel with which to wrap themselves during the night. Scouts
were busy putting up rails to
prevent the people from encroaching on the roadside and also to
prevent a certain amount of crushing, during the procession. It did
not take long for the crowds to
gather and 'ere the clock struck
six, the square and surrounding
streets were heavily thronged with
people who soon would be sleeping,
eating and probably getting soaked
with rain during the night.
The writer took a walk during
the evening along the routes to be
followed by the procession and to
those who did not have the opportunity of seeing this magnificient
sight, I can only say there is nothing to compare with the loyalty and
good fellowship shown by these
peoples. Nations of the world at
large may consider among themselves that the English are a cold,
sober race of peoples, not prone to
sentimentality or emotion, but to
those who came from various parts
of the Empire and the world to see
this procession, will be shown tonight and in the next few weeks,
that underneath the work-a-day
jacket of the Englishman, beats a
heart that is full of sentiment and-
love for his country and his King.
Each and every building along the
route shows expressions of loyalty
to the King and his Consort.
Scene From London Office
As one looks from the windows
of the building facing Trafalgar
Square, it is almost impossible to
understand where the people come
from and how they have managed
to sit the whole night through without comforts of any kind. From the
centre of the road St. John Ambul-
:ance' are preparing for any
emergency. Papers are scattered
around the square, most of which
have been used for covering during
the night. There is a mist and the
morning air is cool, with a promise
for sunshine during the day. Flashes
can still be seen as photographers
continue taking snapshots of the
crowd. Nelson's monument is 'beginning to resemble a bee-hive as
the people take their positions
around it. Some of the people even
at this early hour are being moved
away by the First Aid men and
scouts, due to fainting. Telescopes
of various sizes and types, some
blue and some pink, can be seen
among the crowd and men and women are still endeavoring to sell
their wares to the mixed throng.
At 5.30 a.m. all is hustle and
bustle, as the crowds rush from the
tubes around to their various places
in   the   stands   along   the   route.
About The Swankiest Thing of 1909
As great a novelty as its brothers of tho highway, this is the first
automobile used as a track motor by the Company in the west. C. S. Mnlmrg-,
then superintendent at Medicine Hat, is the man at the wheel with his neck
protected from the prairie sun and his starchd collar nicely covered from
the dust of the right-of-way. Beside him is Harry XV. McLeod, at that time
resident engineer at Medicine Hat, now principal assistant engineer of
western lines, 'Winnipeg'. Playing a coachman's role in the raised rear seat
Is Roadmaster Arnl Olson. Mr. Maharg writes from "Vancouver that the old
Maxwell car was the property of the Company's physician, T)r. Smith. The
photograph came from Harry McLeod's scrap-book. It was taken at Bow
Island,   Alta.,  In   1009.
Buildings gradually appear out of
the mist and there is a constant
hubbub. Special detachments of
police are hurrying to relieve the
night staff, and on the island a band
has struck up a lively air. The
■crowd is certainly fascinating to
watch. They seem so oheerful over
the whole situation. Gates at points
not exactly on the route are being
closed to prevent the crowd from
using that particular space and
thereby hold up the traffic. Few
ears can be seen now on the Strand,
;but the cheerful ice cream vendor is
still on the job. Still the crowd
■gathers, becoming more dense as
time goes on. Looking across the
square towards the fountains one
| can see a reflection of a portion of
J the crowd in the water. The sky
is covered with pigeons who have
now been deprived of their resting
places on the square.
Cheered Canadian Mounties
The crowd cheered very heartily
as each carriage and its escort passed along. Especially was the
cheering loud and hearty when our
own Canadian Mounted Police came
into view. They certainly made a
tremendous impression on the people of London and have been very
much talked about. The escorts for
the Princesses were strikingly arrayed. The black chargers, scarlet
uniforms, gold braid and helmets
made a very fine picture.
When the coach containing our
Beloved Queen Mary came by, the
crowd cheered so much the noise
was deafening. Her Majesty waved
to her people and they responded
with a will. This is very impressive,
the soldiers in their finery and the
loyalty and enthusiasm of the crowd
make one feel more than proud of
one's origin, especially under the
British flag.
There is a lull, and the advance
Life Guards on their black chargers
are waiting just beyond the Arch.
The horses seem rather restive and
cause no little amusement as they
prance about. One officer is having
a considerable amount of trouble
withjfiiis mount, as it refuses to stay
in line and is causing the others to
move out. He has finally got it to
settle down, much to the amusement
of the crowd. To explain the
splendour of this pageantry would
be impossible, words cannot describe dt. The colors, the horses, the
coaches, all are beyond explanation.
One has to see it to know just what
it^isj^like. Here come the Indian
Princes.    How  splendid  they  look
Officers Visit Banff
Passengers aboard the Company's
Pacific " Empress" liners, plying
between Vancouver and the far
East, and Honolulu, and aboard the
Canadian-Australasian liners, " Niagara " and " Aorongi," in which the
Company holds a controlling interest, ask so many questions about
Banff, Lake Louise and other well
known spots in the Rockies that
officers of the ships are being sent
from Vancouver to Banff during layovers in Vancouver to familiarize
themselves at first hand with the
facilities and attractions of the resorts.
During his ship's recent call at
Vancouver, Capt. William. Martin, of
the Canadian-Australian liner jj Niagara," and two other officers of
that ship journeyed to Banff for an
educational visit, and a few days
later Staff Captain J. Bisset Smith,
and Second Purser AV. E. (Bill)
Adamson, of the " Empress of Canada," followed them to the mountain
in their native costume and how
well they ride.
As the Coach of the King and
Queen passed through the Arch, the
sun came out with brilliance and
the Coach glittered. What a cheering and clapping. People are so
excited they cannot stand or sit
still. There is nothing to describe
the splendour of this coach drawn
by eight grey horses.
All as still in the building and
even the majority of the crowd are
silent listening to one of -the most
sincere and beautiful ceremonies
ever performed publicly throughout
the British EmpireJajSd the World.
How clearly we can hear the responses and how sincere he sounds.
Hotel Staff Changes
Follow Sad Event
Many Mourn O. C. Jones Sudden Death—Ellis Promoted
Your Money in Competition With Your Job
Following the sudden death, on
July 31, of O. C. Jones, superintendent of company hotels in Nova
Scotia, the appointment of R. M.
Ellis as acting manager of Nova
Scotia hotels was announced by H.
F. Mathews, general manager of
hotels, Montreal. Mr. Jones -was
stricken with a heart attack while
iwa'diptg out for a iswim at Sandy
Bottom Lake, 25 miles east of
Mr. Ellis, who was given supervision over the Pines Hotel, the
Cornwallis Inn at Kentville, and the
Lakeside Inn at Yarmouth, had
been assistant manager of the Pines
Hotel at Digby. Before joining the
staff of the Pines Hotel, Mr. Ellis
worked in various other Nova
Scotia hotels and last winter was
an assistant manager of the Royal
York Hotel in Toronto. He is a
native of Port Maitland, N.S.
As one of the leaders instrumental
in building up Nova Scotia's tourist industry, Mr. Jo'fies was mourned throughout the Maritimes where
he had worked for the Dominion
Atlantic and Canadian Pacific Railways since the '90's. After serving
rcK3EjtA..R. at Middleton, Bear River,
Berwick and Digby, he bought the
Pines Hotel in 1918. In the following year he sold the hotel to the
railway and retired as agent at
Digby to manage the hotel. Further
hotel experience earned him the
Ipftsftion of superintendent of company hotels in Nova Scotia in 1931.
Two Broadcast Boosts
Bessie L. James, company press
representative in Chicago, who is
no stranger to the microphone, was
" aired" twice at MSneapolis,
August 12.
Miss James was interviewed by
Florence Lehmann on the " Ladies'
First" programme at 2 p.m. on the
subjijtefc of business opportunities for
srorffen in Canada and again at 10
p.m. by.Cedric Adams, of the Minneapolis Star, when she told the
story of the organization of the
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies.
Both broadcasts were from Station WCCO.
Sayers Bamford, chief clerk in the
general claims department, Winnipeg,
died suddenly at his home, July 28,
aged 58. He joined the company in
the Winnipeg offices in 1906 and held
successive positions as clerk and rod-
man in the engineering department at
Brandon, Man., engineering^inspector
at Cartwright and Oxbow, Sask., and
in 1910 became building inspector at
Ignace and later at Edmonton, and
eventually in the claims department at
Winnipeg. He is survived by his widow,
two sons and-a daughter.
Frederick E. Taylor, 61, section foreman at Emerson, Man., died July 12,
at his home after a brief illness. Born
in London, England, he came to Canada as a youth. From Grey County,
Ont., he moved to Morden, Man., and
had been employed in the Canadian1
Pacific Railway for 35 years at Morden, Thornhill, Morris and. Emerson.
He served with the Imperial forces and
later with the Canadian contingent for
four years of the great war. Besides
his widow he leaves three daughters.
The funeral from St. Luke's Anglican
church was under Legion auspices.
Peter Clark, 55, Canadian Pacific engineer, died at his home in Calgary,
July 16. He served the company since
1900. During his engineering career,
he drove the royal trains between
Medicine Hat and Calgary during visits of the Duke of Connaught, the
Prince of Wales and the King of Siam.
Horace William Truscott, car inspector for 23 years at Calgary, Alta.,
died July 21, at the age of 60. He was
born in Linkinhorn, Cornwall, England.
He is survived by his wife and one
William Hurdman Hedge, whose
death occurred at Victoria, July 17, at
■£8jScame to Canada from Wales and
entered Canadian Pacific employ at
Schreiber during the railway's construction period. When he retired 30
years ago, he had been for several
years one of the senior engineers on
the Schreiber-Fort William division.
The family moved from Port Arthur to
Victoria nine years ago. He leaves a
widow, three daughters and two sons.
Robert J. Pennie, pioneer telegraph
operator, 82, died at his home in Winnipeg, July 26. Formerly chief operator with the company at Winnipeg,
he retired in 1920. One of his treasures
was a telegram copied in his own hand,
dated 1855HBJHe is survived by a son,
Robert O., C.P.R. agent at Franklin,
Man., and a daughter, Mrs. Vivian
Moran, Los Angeles.
Thomas Wilson, pensioned section
foreman, of Glencoe, Ontario, died on
July 27. The late Mr. Wilson was born
on June 1, 1868 and was employed atS
Glencoe until July 1, 1933, when he
was pensioned.
W. J. Glendenning, engineer, of Calgary, died recently at his home, victim of a sudden heart attack. Engineer
for some dyears on the passenger run
between Calgary and|iEield, Mr. Glendenning had completed just the evening before, his last trip prior to going
on his annual vacation. Born at Carlisle, Cumberland, England, deceased
came to Calgary in 1904 where he joined the company service. He is survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.
Clever Moving Sets
In Navy Week Show
Radio-Operated Liner, Trains
And Rockies Displays at
The company's decorative displays
for Merchant Navy Week at Southampton, England, gave thousands of
visitors a good idea of Canadian
Pacific methods in transporting
freight and passengers ashore as
well as on the Seven Seas.
Among the land scenes in which
the public showed great interest
was a model of a Canadian Pacific
train in the Rockies, with Banff as
a background, Lake Louise shown
in cut-out, and trail-riding scenes
cleverly created. AJgibmpany locomotive of modern design was shown
in a 14-foot model, also the interior
of a locomotive cab, and an express
fruit car.
In the marine transportation section were fine models of the "Empress of Britain," the "Empress of
Japan," and a sectional exhibit
showing the interior of the "Empress of Australia." The former
company liner, "Empress of France,"
appeared in model showing the
Merchant Navy's part in Empire
defense. The " Empress of France "
as the old "Alsatian" had an important share of the work of the
famous Tenth Cruiser Squadron.
Radio-Directed Model
In itself a display worth seeing
was Dr. Stansfield's radio-directed,
detail-perfect, actual working model
of the " Empress of Britain " operated in a large tank. This marvellous model is so delicately and
daintily complete that the ship's
cabins contain their tiny lamps,
curtains, bed-linen, chairs, wardrobes and baths, while the famous
Olynvoian pool swimming bath is
complete to the carved turtle decorative embellishment.
In another section were cruise
scenes created by company display
artists. A West Indies cruise scene,
a scene in Morocco, and an Algerian
street scene are shown, with a fine
model of the "Empress of BritapHK
swimming pool, and another of "the
full-size tennis court on the same
ship. The " Empress of Britain"
herself was on view in the harbor.
J. H. Sheeran, for some time agent
for the company at Consort, Alta.,
has been transferred to the agency
at Arrowwood, Alta., and will be
succeeded at Consort by G. T. Allan,
formerly agent at Superb, Sask.
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