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 CANADIAN
PACIFIC
CANADIAN   PACIFIC
STAFF   BULLETIN
1 Issued    For  Hie   Inform a Hon oF all engaged  in hhe Company's Services.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Number 6
WINDSOR   STATION —MONTREAL
June 1st, 1935
Company Veterans
May Join in Vast
Vimy Pilgrimage
D. C. Coleman, Vice-President, Announces Conditions in Official Notice to
Department Heads
War Veterans, employees of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, planning
on joining the pilgrimage to Vimy
sponsored by the Canadian Legion
of the British Empire Service League, scheduled for July next year,
will be permitted to merge their
annual vacations for 1935 and 1936,
according to an announcement by
D. C. Coleman, Vice-President. The
Canadian War Memorial at Vimy
Ridge will be unveiled on Sunday,
July 26th, 1936, and those joining
the pilgrimage will sail from tjhis
country in time to permit members
spending three days in Prance prior
to the ceremony. Subsequently the
veterans will spend about five days
in London, and altogether the
Legion Pilgrimage will occupy approximately four weeks.
It is expected that a very considerable number of the hundreds
of war veterans now in the employ
of the Canadian Pacific, and whose
qualifications to join the Pilgrimage
are approved by the Canadian
Legion, will signify their desire to
take part.
Official Statement
Mr.   Coleman's   official  statement
ERoIlows: —
The Canadian Legion of the
British Empire Service League is
organizing a Pilgrimage of their
members and near relatives of men
who served, and widows and near
relatives of men who fell in the
Great War in the service of their
Country. The Pilgrimage will take
place in July, 1936, for the unveiling of the Canadian War Memorial
at Vimy on Sunday, July 26th, 1936.
The Pilgrimage will sail from
Canada around July 15-16, 1936,
stay three days in France,—July 24,
25, 26—then proceed to London for
a stay of four or five days, returning to Montreal around August 8
or 9. The Pilgrimage will be organized on an All Expense basis
from date of Canadian Port departure until return to Canada.
The Conditions
From three to four weeks will be
occupied in the Pilgrimage, and
representations have been made to
tlhe Company that War Veterans
whose qualifications to join the
Pilgrimage are approved by the
Canadian Legion, be permitted to
merge their annual vacations for
1935 and 1936, to enable them to
undertake the Pilgrimage. The Executive have given consideration to
these representations as affecting
the Company's employees, and have
approved in principle of the proposal.
Therefore, subject to Departmental requirements, it will be in
order to inform officers under your
jurisdiction, that in those cases in
which it can be arranged without
undue increased expense to the
Company, and without sacrificing
the efficiency of the service, employees who are War Veterans, or
their near relatives, may be allowed
to merge their annual vacations for
1935 and 1936, to undertake the
Pilgrimage.
To ensure proper control in the
matter, applications for the merging
of annual vacations under the conditions stated should receive consideration, but only be granted after
presentation of a receipt indicating
that the individual concerned has
definitely filed an application to join
the Pilgrimage, and has paid the required steamship   deposit.
Jubilee Medals Awarded
Two Winnipeg Officers
Two well-known members of the
Canadian Pacific Railway's western
staff who received His Majesty's
silver Jubilee medal were Lt.-Col.
J. L. Sugden, O.B.E., and Major
Frank Davey. The former is assistant general superintendent of the
Sleeping, Dining and Parlor Car
Department in Winnipeg, and the
latter a member of the general
Hotel Department in that city.
Colonel Sugden was previously
honored by the King with the Order
of the British Empire at the close
of the Great War, in which ihe saw
active service with the Canadian
Expeditionary Force in France.
Company Men Should
Make Use Of And Also
Recommend Services
I Canadian Pacific Express, a well-
known department of the Company,
has a popular money order and
travellers' cheque service, recognized
In all parts of the world. It offers
safety and convenience in carrying
or sending: money, features that
should recommend it to Company
employees and encourage them to
tell their friends. The travellers'
cheques are self-identifying and
payable the world over. In addition
this department carries small packages at very low rates, giving a receipt against loss and damage up to
$50 without extra charge. Employees should study the excellence of
this express department service and
also the superiority of the Company's hotels and wide-spread
communications network as well as
its other facilities for their own use
and also for their friends who will
frequently appreciate helpful advice
in these matters.
C. P. Club at Calgary
Grew in Past Year
Optimistic Reports Showed
Progress at Successful Annual Meeting
Membership of the Canadian Pacific Association at Calgary has increased to 131, it was revealed at
the annual meeting, when optimistic
reports showed ever-increasing Interest, improved attendance, and a
successful bowling season.
Members of the Company's Male
Voice Choir of Calgary were guests
of honor at the dinner party with
John Wilkinson's orchestra from
Ogden Shops playing and D. W.
Clapperton directing community
singing. Members of the choir contributed to the musical end of the
programme, and a sleight-of-hand
performance and W. J. Oliver's
motion pictures of Canada from
coast to coast were also enjoyed by
the 120 present. Manager Colin F.
Pratt of the Palliser Hotel and his
staff were congratulated on the excellent service and appointments.
E. Ward Jones, superintendent of
agriculture and animal industry,
department of natural resources
was elected president, J. Stevenson,
vice-president. P. E. Mlleson, past
president, T. C. Romang, secretary-
treasurer, and R. J. White, R. A.
Dart, A. Kirkbride, and J. Miller,
executive members. The association
is in its twelfth year.
THE   SECTION   MAN
We   passed   him   there,   knee-deep   in
snow,
Standing to watch the train go by,
A lonely man in overalls.
Outlined against a snowy sky.
Along by Field, where peak and height
Make ghostly shadows in the night.
His face was bitten by the cold,
His mittened hands were stiff and hard,
Yet there he stood as staunch and true
As any soldier standing guard.
Keeping his trackage swept and bare
That we might pass in safety there.
Oh, unsung heroes of the land,
The lowly knight of mawl and spade,
His home a lonely section-house,
His trust a curving mile of grade.
Seen through the dusk, a tired wraith
Knee-deep in snow ... he still keeps
faith.
—Edna Jaques.
(Vancouver Province)
Elected  Vice-President
Leonard J. Pohlmann, Travelling
Passenger agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway with headquarters In New
York, was recently elected vice-
president of the American Association of Travelling Passenger Agents
of New York. Mr. Pohlmann has
been a member of the association's
executive committee for the past
year.
W. M. Kirkpatrick Discusses
Steamship Freight Problems
Instructive Paper Prepared
For Executive Officers
Summarized for Staff
Bulletin Readers
By W. M.  KIRKPATRICK
Foreign  Freight Traffic Manager
For the first
18 years of its
operating h 1 s -
tory the Canadian Pacific had
no direct inter-
est in ocean
shipping. Our
. function was to
^*-S|i fight in very
iB^^Sv keen   competi-
Hk ^^p«ijs tion for the rail
si& 4^S*», i haul ot export
RL W'llfet, ar*d import car-
HajaW ^B go, our competitors being the
W. M. Kirkpatrick Grand Trunk
Railway operating to Montreal and Portland,
Maine, and American lines operating to New York and Boston.
We were at a considerable disadvantage, as newcomers in the field
and because we were particularly
interested in the development of the
Canadian ports—Montreal, Quebec
and Saint John, N.B. The theory
of Canadian freight moving by
Canadian routes was a creation of
this Company, for the Intercolonial
never made any serious attempt to
develop Halifax and the Grand
Trunk preferred Portland to Canadian ports in winter.
In 1903 the Canadian Pacific took
to the Atlantic and bought the
Beaver Line of steamers from Elder
Dempster & Company. These were
principally cargo ships, with two or
three passenger liners, such as the
" Lake Manitoba," " Lake Erie " and
"Lake Champlain." At first the
ships were managed by the agents
In Montreal for Elder Dempster &
A sharp study In contrasts is this
photograph taken in the Inner
Harbor at Victoria, B.C. In the
foreground is the clipper bow,
figurehead and anchor of the barque
" Star of England," one of three old
sailing ships recently;'towed to Victoria to be dismantled for service
as barges. To the left is the end
of a ship that has been dismantled
and in the background is the modern Canadian " Princess Elizabeth,"
which was built five years ago.
Company, but in 1905, the Canadian
Pacific decided to undertake direct
operation of the ships.
Stationed in Vancouver at that
time, I remem'ber the mingled feelings of pleasure and alarm with
which I received a wire to report in
Montreal as Export Freight Agent.
I had had some experience in looking after rail freight destined for
our Pacific Empresses, but I had
(Continued on page 7, col. 4.)
Passenger Enjoys
Trainman's Dinner
And Writes Grateful Letter to
Superintendent Praising
Courtesy Shown Her
The appreciation of the public
for unexpected acts of kindness -and
courtesy was shown in a letter sent
to the Company's district superintendent at Woodstock, N.B., by Mrs.
Muriel G. Willett, of Grand Falls,
N.B., obviously a satisfied passenger.   She wrote:
" My first experience of travel
over the Gibson Branch Line,
C.P.R., occurred this past week. I
would like to express to you my
appreciation of the consideration
and courtesy shown to everyone by
the Conductor and Trainmen. I
have travelled on C.P.R. DeLuxe
trains, and have not met there with
tlhe spirit of service and thought-
fulness these men showed.
" Coming back, the train was too
late to make Woodstock. I had
been told by agents that I should
have forty minutes for lunch at
Woodstock, and I had made no provision for lunch. One of the trainmen (he refused to tell me his
name) insisted that I take his
lunch. I had not seen this man at
all. but he (had been told that I
was ' lunchless,' and in the nicest
manner imaginable he offered me
his lunch. I did not refuse, and
incidentally I needed it, and en-
Joyed it. I think the C.P.R. is an
organization that knows the value
of such a man."
Although the lady did not know
his name, the Company did and
Trainman M. H. Larlee has been
thanked by the superintendent for
his attention to this passenger.
Staff of Winnipeg Hotel
Held  Successful  Dance
The annual staff ball of the Royal
Alexandra Hotel at Winnipeg was
largely attended and a huge success. The programme, directed by
Roy Mackie, included a happily
worded address by Manager A. H.
Devenish, extending thanks to the
staff for continued co-operation and
efficiency tending to the most cordial relations between all concerned.
Harry Fisher expressed the staff's
appreciation for the hospitality accorded on the occasion. L. S.
Williams, assistant manager, was
chairman of arrangements, his committee comprising Miss E. J. Smith,
J. Arthur Horsfleld, Jules Gusberti,
E. J. Clarke, L. A. Schlckele, C. R.
Moore, and C. Peters. Prizes were
presented by Mr. Gusberti and Wm.
Johnston for dancing and cards.
Many Suggestions
Adopted and More
Sought By Officers
Bureau Worth While and
Practical Says Chairman
and President in Official
Announcement
The Employees' Suggestion Bureau, established a year ago, has
been given an enthusiastic reception which has more than justified
it as a medium for tlhe interchange
of ideas to increase the business of
the Company, improve its relations
with the public, eliminate injury,
loss, waste and delay, and make for
further efficient and economical
operation by improving methods
and practices.
In the flood of letters following
the inauguration of the Bureau, approximately 1,600 suggestions were
received from 1,077 employees, of
which 189 have been accepted in
whole or part and 200 are still under
consideration. Prizes of $200, $100,
and $50 for the best suggestions
have been awarded to employees in
station service and traffic department.
An analysis for the year ending
April 30, 1935, classifies employees
submitting one or more suggestions
as follows: Offices, 265; stations,
200; pensioners, 113; officers, 88;
shops, 80; steamships, 64; maintenance of way, 59; communications,
46; conductors and trainmen, 42;
hotels, 32; engineers and firemen,
31; express, 25; sleeping, dining,
and parlor cars, 20; investigation,
6; employees' dependents, 2; otlhers,
4; total, 1,077.
The invitation still stands for employees to send in practical and
worth while suggestions for the
Company, mailing them to George
Hodge, Employees' Suggestion Bureau, Windsor Street Station, Montreal. Each suggestion should be
made in writing, fully explaining
what it is, how it will work, and
what it should accomplish. The
writer should give his name, location and residence address.
Announcement that the Bureau
would be continued and further
valuable cash prizes awarded for
suggestions made in tlhe remaining
(Continued on pag 2, col. 1.)
Bowlers At Coast
Won Silver Prizes
City Freight Team Captured Inter-Department Five-
Pin League Title
Alec. C. T. Booth
The City
Freight Team of
the Inter-Department Five-
Pin Bowling
League at Vancouver won the
c h a m p i onship
for the season
on the Coast,
and were presented with an
array of mugs
and silver dishes
emblematic o f
their capable
bowling at a
banquet and
dance in the beautiful Oval Room of
the Hotel Vancouver on April 9th.
It was the culmination of a successful season, and like the season
also was the banquet, which according to President Alec C. T. Booth
was the best event ever held. Over
160 bowlers, including their friends,
were served at tables arranged
cabaret style, the feature of the
evening being no speeches other
than  the  president's  report.
Commencing at 8 p.m., the party
continued until 1 a.m., and for many
others on into the break of dawn.
During the dancing period, Fred M.
Rutter, representing C. A. Cotterell,
the Assistant General Manager,
presented the various winners with
their trophies, including the City
Freight; T. R. Clark, winner of the
high single with a score of 363;
Mrs. W. H. Purchase, with a ladies'
high single of 324; Hedley Flrbank,
high three games champion with
783, and Miss B. Studd with a high
three of 698.
The bowling schedule covering a
26-week period calls for the playing
of 36 games, and out of this number
the City Freight captured 22, not
Including the play-offs. Page 2
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
June 1st, 1935
CANADIAN  PACIFIC
STAFF   BULLETIN
Issued for  the information  of all engaged in the Company's Services
 •	
Address all communications to
J. Harry Smith
Room  329       Windsor Station Montreal
More Suggestions
Sought By Officers
(Continued from  page  1.)
months of this year has been made
by the President as follow:
"Every suggestion will be acknowledged by the Bureau, and after
careful attention the employee submitting it will be informed of the
result of its consideration. All
communications will be treated confidentially and the name of the employee submitting a suggestion will
not be disclosed without his express
permission.
"In order that the awards to be
made by the Employees' Suggestion
Bureau may hereafter coincide with
the calendar year it has been decided to award the three cash prizes
of $200., $100. and $50. respectively
for the three suggestions to be dealt
with during the ensuing eight
months ending the 31st December,
1935, which may be regarded as
most worthy, including those suggestions already received and under
consideration but upon which conclusions have not yet been reached.
" A year's experience has proven
the Employees' Suggestion Bureau
to be worth wihile and to be a practical medium for encouraging the
expression of constructive ideas to
advance the mutual interests of the
Company and  Its employees.
"The Management expresses the
hope that employees will utilize the
Bureau as a means of offering constructive suggestions concerning the
various phases of the Company's
operations; for instance:
"Improvements or changes in layouts, facilities, tools, methods and
practices, which will tend to more
efficient, economical or easy operation.
"Eliminating injury, waste, loss,
damage and delay.
"Suggestions concerning the Company's public relations and how
they may be improved.
"Making the service even more
attractive to passengers and shippers, to the end of retaining and increasing their goodwill."
E. W. BEATTY, K.C.
Veteran Engineer
Dies At Vancouver
Dugald "Duke" McKenzie
Piloted Work Train at Driving of Historic Last Spike
Dugald "Duke"
McKenzie, who
[die3Kat Vancouver early in
April, was a familiar figure on
the Company's
western lines
from the time of
the driving of
the last spike at
Craigellachie on
November 7,
1885, when he
present as
of an en-
until ill-
forced   his
was
pilot
Dugald McKenzie gine
ness
retirement in 1921.
Born in Toronto nearly 74 years
ago, Dugald McKenzie ranked as
one of the most colorful of the survivors of Canadian Pacific Railway
construction days. He piloted a
work train at the soene of the driving of the last spike by Lord
Strathcona, his being the second
train over the historic spot, following in the wake of the special which
carried Lord Strathcona, Van
Horne, Lord Mount Stephen and
other giants of the day.
"Duke" McKenzie, who did wiping
and went firing with the Grand
Trunk as a youngster in Toronto,
joined the Canadian Pacific at Winnipeg in 1882 and followed construction across the plains and into the
Rockies and SfSBirks as far as
Craigellachie where the forces of
east and west finally were united.
The line completed, he went to the
west end and took up a regular run
out of Vancouver. During the later
days of his career with the Company he piloted the "Imperial,"
"The Dominion" and other crack
passenger trains between the coast
metropolis and North Bend.
As a master locomotive driver
and one of the senior men of the
British Columbia district he frequently had the honor of pulling
Royal and vice-regal trains. On one
occasion he piloted the train bearing His Majesty King George V.
then Prince of Wales, on his Canadian tour with the Duke and
Duchess of Teck.
Coffee Shop Manageress
Miss Josephine Fraser, for the
last seven years a member of the
Hotel Alexandra's coffee shop staff,
has been made manageress of the
shop, succeeding Mrs. E. J. Baxter,
whose marriage took place in May.
Develop First Aid
To Splendid Level
On Pacific Coast
Successful Classes in Vancouver and Victoria—All
Ranks Show Keen Interest
Interest of Vancouver railway and
steamship men in the valuable
w"ork being carried on by the Company's first aid instructors was unmistakably shown at Vancouver
during March and April, when 427
persons passed the examinations of
the St. John Ambulance Association
after the six-weeks course conducted by Frederick Blakeman, first aid
instructor for Western Lines.
Enrolled from all departments,
including the porters from the
sleeping cars, waiters and chefs
from the dining cars who were
second to none in the interest with
which they attended the various
lectures and demonstrations, the
Vancouver attendance, Mr. Blakeman said, set a new record for
western lines over the period in
which first aid has been a properly
organized adjunct to the safety of
the company's properties and operations.
Use Motion Pictures
Latest methods of Instruction
were used by Mr. Blakeman. One
of them was a series of films showing the actual functions of the
human heart and circulatory systems. These the eager first aiders
found not only absorbing and interesting but highly instructive.
They yielded place in interest, as
a mat«S|£bf fact, only to the actual
demonstrations of first aid in which
subjects hypothetically shattered by
fractured arms, severed arteries and
concussions of the brain lay unpro-
testingly on improvised stretchers
while the first aid students, under
Mr. Blakeman's watchful eye, performed skilful deeds of succour and
alleviation.
Class in Victoria
Going from Vancouver, after the 427
railroaders of that sector had passed their examinations, Mr. Blakeman opened a six-weeks course at
Victoria where 150 enrolled. In
addition, he divided the weeks between Victoria and North Bend,
spending the first part of the week
on Vancouver Island and the latter
part up the Fraser Canyon with
the men at the centre of the Vancouver division. On Friday nights
he visited Nanaimo to instruct the
officers and men of the S.S. "Princess Elaine" which lies overnight
there.
First aid on the Pacific Coast.
Mr. Blakeman finds, is popular with
all ranks in all departments and
nowhere does the valuable work
meet with greater support or
approval.
Old-Time Engineers
Gather at Moose Jaw
Fred A. Botterell Earns 40-
Year Service Phi—Others
Illuminated Testimonials
Presentation of a 40-year service
pin to Fred A. Botterell by the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and illuminated testimonials
to J. B. Baxter, Samuel Spicer',-
Phillip Lillie and Frederick Allward
marked an interesting evening held
by the Brotherhood in Moose Jaw in
honor of pioneer engineers of the
west. Following the banquet and
presentations there was a dance.
Mr. BotteSJMi; is still actively en-
[gaggd in operating engines but the
other four retired recently. Other
veterans who were to have been
honored too but who could not be
present were J. A. Betters, of Long
Beach, Calif., W. Balderstone, of
Victoria, B.C., and Charles Brewster,
who was also away.
The veterans were complimented
on attaining their goal after many
years of service in the torrid heat of
summer and in winter's frigid blasts
and on their unfailing cheerfulness.
Some of the history of the Company's pioneer work in the west
was recalled and praise was given
the Company as being the best to
work for on the North American
continent.
Regret was expressed at the
death of George S. McCurdy, another recently retired veteran.
Annual Staff Dance Held
At The Royal York Hotel
At the fourth annual staff dance
of the Royal York Hotel, more than
175 couples, employees of the hotel
and their friends, enjoyed a social
evening under the patronage of H. F.
Matthews, general manager of Company hotels, J. J. Johnson, resident
manager, and Mrs. Johnson. Lighting effects and novelty dances added
to the gaiety of the party held in
the hotel's roof garden. A buffet
lunch was served at midnight. The
Hotel Hockey Club sponsored the
event and Leslie Parkinson, supervisor of service, was chairman.
WINNIPEG FIRST AID CHAMPIONS
Superiority in rendering1 first aid won the team championship and
individual trophy in this important craft for the Canadian Pacific team
in the Greater Winnipeg competitions, held in the Royal Alexandra Hotel
with Dr. E. W. Stewart as judge and C. E. Stockdill, assistant to the
vice-president  of  western   lines,   presiding1.
Company team No. 2, with B. A. Wlngrove as captain, came first,
winning* the Waugh shield. Winnipeg1 Sea Cadets team No. 3 was second.
F. Hal am a, of the Canadian Pacific team won the individual championship.
The champions were B. A. Wlngrove, W. Bowson, F. Halama, and
F. P. Ings.   W. Beynolds, of Weston Shops, - was instructor.
Former "Empress" Commander
Sails and Seeks Romance
Captain Green Braving
Pacific Ocean in Stout
45-Foot Two-Master
Captain E. P. Green, R.N.R., who
retired as commander of the "Empress of Asia" of the Pacific service
last autumn, is at present bringing
another boat 6,000 miles across the
Pacific from Hong Kong to Victoria
and Vancouver.
It is not one of the stately Canadian Pacific Empresses, but only a
45-foot two-masted sailing vessel
which he built so that he could
enjoy the remaining years of his
life sailing over the bounding deep
where he worked from the age of
16 until his retirement at 60.
A Stout Ship
The " Romance," which was built
and launched in Hong Kong to Captain Green's specifications, has a
beam of 14 feet six inches. She is
fitted with three staterooms, two
baths, and a main saloon, panelled
with-Chinese carvings. An auxiliary
motor takes care of fiat calms and
all possible safety devices have been
installed.
Before leaving, the " Romance"
responded grandly to her charges
on several trial trips. "With ten
fresh water tanks and the present
supply of oil, the entire trip could
have been made without using the
sails, but that was not the skipper's
intentions. He has used the sails
on all possible occasions.
A Happy Crew
Captain Green, to whom navigation of the Pacific presents no problems after 20 years on the bridges
of Canadian Pacific liners, will have
no labor troubles in connection witlh
his crew. His daughter, Marguerite,
and son, Philip, are both studying
navigation. Two retired naval officers will make this 6,000-mile trip
as assistant navigators.
Twenty-seven years ago Captain
Green explored the Island of Cocas,
and is convinced there is treasure
on it, and it is quite possible that
he will later make an organized trip
there, and continue a search for the
fortune.
Mrs. David Drummond, wife of
the C.P.R. Oriental Manager, sponsored the "Romance" at her launching from the shipyard of A. King.
Chan Shun-fat, noted Kowloori shipwright, was in direct charge of the
construction from Captain Green's
plans.
Toronto Office Has Lost
Valued Veteran Employee
The s u.d den
death of George
Hartford Simpson, 5 0, Day
Traffic Chief of
the Communications Department of the
Company in Toronto, who was
fatally injured
when struck by
a n automohile,
was a sad shock
to the Toronto
office, where Mr.
Simpson has
held the same
position for virtually 20 years. He
had been a faithful employee of the
Company in the Communications
Department for  34  years.
A keen bowler, Mr. Simpson was
this year captain of a C.P.R. team
in his division. He was also an
enthusiastic and remarkably lucky
fisherman.
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At present somewhere on the
Pacific Ocean, this stout little sailing- vessel is being piloted by
Captain E. P. Green, B.N.B., retired commander of the "Empress
of Asia," from Hong Kong- to Vancouver and Victoria, a distance of
6,000 miles. This boat fills a lifelong ambition of Captain Green,
who couldn't get enough of the sea
in nearly three decades with the
Canadian   Pacific.
Company Veteran
S Enters 90th Year
Thomas Staveley of Toronto
Worked for Many Years at
Angus Shops, Montreal
Thomas Staveley, formerly of
the Angus Shops, celebrated his
89th birthday at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. W. A. Argue, 330
Rushton Road, Toronto, on March
25th, in good health and still boosting for " The Grand Old Company."
Born at Quebec on March 25,
1846, Tom Staveley entered C.P.R.
service at the Delorimer Avenue
shops in 1886 and was later transferred to the Angus Shops where he
served continuously until his retirement in 1915 at the age of 69.
After leaving school, Mr. Staveley
received a thorough training in
machine work and mechanical engineering over a period of six and
a half years and spent four years
in Government service after a
course of marine engineering. He
spent several years with tlhe Gulf
Port S.S. company, the Montreal
Harbour Commission, and other
navigation companies, and was employed for five years as boiler foreman with the Canada Sugar Refining company.
His father was a prominent
architect and civil engineer of his
generation for the plans of many
of Quebec City's finest buildings
and also some of the early maps of
Canada from 1845 to 1851.
Mr. Staveley was married on
August 9, 1881, to Miss Emily Rolph,
also of Quebec City, who bore him
three daughters and one son. The
daughters are Mrs. R. E. Walker,
of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. R. C.
Berry, of Ottawa, and Mrs. W. A.
Argue, of Toronto.   Rolph Staveley,
Co-operation Helps
In Moving Mail
To Its Destination
Mail Room Man Tells of
International Mail and
Offers Useful Suggestion
In past ages sending letters
'abroad was a most complicated
affair. It was impossible to ascertain the times of departure, arrival,
or the amount of stamps necessary.
If your grandfather wished, for
instance, to write Berlin it would
cost him 90 cents by a German
boat, or $1.25 by a British boat. If
he lived in Mexico and received a
letter from London he paid the
Mexican post office $1.45 when
the letter arrived. Letters to other
countries went by various routes,
most of them imposing varying
charges. Now since the Universal
Postal Union came into being, you
can address a letter to any foreign
land and it will receive swift and
respectful   treatment.
Have you ever wondered who
gets the 3 cents, 2 cents or whatever value of stamp you place on
your letter? Naturally you will say,
the office where you buy the stamp.
No records of the transaction is
made. Every nation delivers free
and uncounted within its own borders all the mail it receives direct
from any other country. Though
your mail may have to pass
through the postal services of half
a dozen countries, it is handled by
each and passed on to its destination.
Paying For Handling
Only once every three years does
the subject of money come up. It
happens then because of the necessity of carrying mail addressed by
one country to another through a
third. This is not strictly mutual
service and to compensate the third
nation for handling such "transit
mail" money must change hands.
To ascertain how much, four specified weeks are set apart, once every
three years, wherein every bag or
piece of mail sent to any country
through a third is weighed or
counted by sender, forwarder and
receiver. Every bag received from
abroad, which has been handled by
a third party is checked and
weighed. The complete record of all
those transactions goes to the Postal
Union's central office in Berne,
Switzerland. The charges are computed by the Berne office on an
annual basis. Pour ■weeks multiplied by 13 giyes the annual charge
which each country must pay during the next three years to every
other country that handles its
"transit mail."
In recent years the Air Mail has
been so improved and developed
that it can be received for almost
any part of the World. Mail for
dispatch by Air Mail can be accepted for registration. Insured
parcels may also be sent via Air
Mail. Special Delivery is also applicable and is of great advantage
if arrival of plane at destination is
on holidays, Sundays or week days
after last carrier delivery. Air Mail
speeds business. It is given preference over ordinary mail and travels
approximately four times as fast,
arrives first, opened first and
answered first.
Helpful Suggestions
The cost of postage is a large
item in the Balance sheet of our
Company and economy needs to be
practised wherever possible. Whenever sending out booklets, folders,
photographs, etc., do not seal the
envelope. If it is necessary to send
a covering letter send it under
separate/ cover.
Large parcels can be insured up
to their value and should not be
registered as insurance covers
them against loss, rifling and
damage.
And now for a few words on
co-operation. Have a little consideration for the staff of the mail
room and get your mail down early.
Make one or two deliveries in the
afternoon with what you have
ready. Approximately 2 hours is
all the time that is available for
sorting and stamping all the outgoing mail, both train mail and
government mail. It is not necessary to wait until 5 o'clock when
one trip will take you to the mail
room and home.
Travel Service
The Empress Hotel, Victoria, has
opened a branch of the " Ask Mr.
S/qsj&r" travel service in the
rotunda, wifch-Miss Esme Thompson,
formerly of the curio stand at Banff
Springs Hotel,  in  charge.
Leaving For Banff
Cliff Whalen, assistant manager
of the Empress Hotel, Victoria, since
March, 1931, will leave early in June
to become assistant manager for
the summer at Banff Springs Hotel.
the only son, was killed in action
at Ypres where he fought as a
member of the famous Princess
Pat's Regiment. Mrs. Staveley died
in Victoria in  1930. June 1st, 1935
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
Page 3
Social Club at Winnipeg
Held Enjoyable Evening
At a social evening of the Canadian Pacific Railway Social Club
held in the main ballroom suite of
the Royal Alexandra Hotel at Winnipeg, card-playing was enjoyed
and Buster Brown and his orchestra
provided the music for dancing.
Winners of the April card tournaments were: Whist, Mrs. A.
Kletke, Miss D. Cussen, Mrs. R. J.
Mclnnis, Mrs. F. H. Bellis, A. J.
Feasey, E. J. Warke, J. Cornes, and
L. Hards; "500," Mrs. F. A. Tall-
man, Mrs. E. Cail, A. Lowe, and
Mrs. W. J. Logan; bridge, Mrs.
Lewington and J. C. Wilkinson.
Prizes were presented by Mrs.
Jessie Kirk.
Those in charge of the successful events were: J. H. Roper for
whist, W. H. Wilkinson for " 500,"
P. J. Silverton for contract bridge,
and S. J. Miller assisted by J. Mait-
land and G. Nanson for the dancing.
C.P.R. Surgeon in Lindsay
Held Many Public Offices
Dr. Fabian Blanchard, Company
surgeon in Lindsay, Ont., died at
the first of this month after a long
and useful life. The town's oldest
medical practitioner, Dr. Blanchard,
besides being C.P.R. doctor for
many years, was coroner for Victoria County from 1904 to 1924,
Medical Health Officer of the Township of Ops for 23 years, and Medical Health Officer for Lindsay for
11 years. He was a member of the
Lindsay Board of Education for 34
years and Library Board for 32
years, and he was also president
of the local Liberal Association for
20 years.
CaptW.J.McGiffin
Ends Active Career
Retires After 36 Years Service—Fellow Officials
Tender Banquet, Presentation
THIS MODEL HAS HAULED EIGHT PERSONS
Charles Montgomery, Winnipeg, is shown above making a delicate adjustment on the five-foot working model
of a Canadian Pacific class " 2800," which he constructed by himself, although not trained as a machinist. This
engine, working on compressed air, hauled a chain of flat cars on which eight persons were seated.
Another Builder of Models
Is Added to CP. "Hobby" list
Winnipeg Man Constructs"!*-
Working Engine That Has
Hauled Canada's Governor-General
Capt.    McGiffin
The dining
saloon of the
"Duchess of
Bedford" in
port at Montreal
was the setting,
Wednesday, May
Sth, of the last
act of Captain
W. J. McGiffln's
36 years of service to the Company.
Under the
chairmanship of
M. McD. Duff,
Assistant to the
Chairman,
C.P.S., a large group of former
colleagues and friends gave a dinner
to the former General Superintendent, whose retirement took place
April 30.
Amongst those who sat at the
head table and contributed to the
series of two-minute addresses
were: George Wood, Comptroller,
C.P.S.; Captain R. G. Latta, who
has succeeded Captain McGiffin;
George Hodge, Manager, Department of Personnel; J. O. Apps,
Executive Assistant to the President; Captain G. R. Parry, commander of the "Duchess of Bedford"; Wm. Baird, S.S.P.T.M.; W. M.
Kirkpatrick, F.F.T.M.; "Paddy"
Keane, veteran Cus.toms official,
whose career has paralleled that of
the guest of honor; J. Ritchie Bell,
Manager of the Sailors' Institute;
Dr. W. H. Atherton, of the Catholic
Sailors' Club; Captain Brown, Port
Warden; Col. McRobie, Canadian
Transfer Company.
At the dinner presentation was
made of an engraved silver tea service and tray. American Beauty
roses were sent to Mrs. McGiffin in
the afternoon.
Rose from Ranks
An inspiring feature of Captain
McGiffln's record is the fact that he
"rose from the ranks" to the position he occupied at the time the
company's pension regulations called
for his retirement. The ports of
Montreal, Quebec, Saint John, Hall-
fax, Portland, Me., and New York
have all been the scene of Captain
McGiffln's activities and the long
list of his friends in those places
testifies to the friendliness he
blended with efficient discharge of
his duties.
He started work for the Allan
Line at Montreal in 1899 as a
checker. Less than a year elapsed
before his promotion to head checker
and he was given charge of the
loading of Liverpool steamers at
Montreal, Saint John and Portland.
In May, 1903, he was Assistant
Marine Superintendent of the Allan
Line, and Superintendent less than
a year later. Captain McGiffin left
the Allan Line in 1907 to become
Marine Superintendent of the C.P.S.
at Montreal, but two years later
was transferred back to the Allan
Line. In 1914 he was appointed
Marine Superintendent of both lines.
January, 1926, was signalized by
his appointment as General Superintendent, C.P.S., for Atlantic ports
with headquarters in Montreal.
At the outbreak of the war the
twelve Canadian Pacific ships that
constituted more than a third of the
convoy  carrying  "the  first  contin-
To Charles Montgomery, one-time
switch tender and at present elevator operator at the Canadian
Pacific uptown office building in
Winnipeg, go all honors for having
constructed what is probably the
most perfectly finished model of a
locomotive on  the continent.
As the photographic composite
above goes to prove, this model is
complete to the minutest detail—
a five-foot replica of a Canadian
Pacific class " 2300," finished in
brass and copper, having occupied
the constructor's time on and off
over a five-year period. Built three
quarters of an inch to the foot scale
from blueprints furnished by the
Company's motive power department the model weighs more than
150 pounds and develops a steam
pressure of 86 pounds to the square
inch. Last year, at the World's
Model Fair staged in Winnipeg,
this engine, working on compressed
air hauled the Governor-General of
Canada on a flat car ! A distinguished personage, riding on a
fiat car—yes, and he enjoyed every
foot of the fifty-foot trip which was
recorded by newsreel cameras.
Working under actual test, Mr.
Montgomery's locomotive once
hauled eight adults riding on small
flat cars equipped with special
footrests.
Nothing Is Left Out
Constructed of copper, the boiler
is five inches in diameter, contains
fifteen half-inch tubes and two
three-quarter inch super-heater
tubes. Cast iron cylinders have a
bore of one and a quarter inches,
one and seven-eighths stroke: the
Baker gear travels nine-sixteenths
of an inch! A replica of the familiar Detroit lubricator, operated
from a crank shaft on one of the
driving axles, automatically oils all
moving parts: working automatic
couplers, headlight, miniatures of
the regulation " marker" lights —
much smaller than a thimble and
fitted with red and green glasses,
sliding windows in the cab and a
host of gadgets with which many
a " hogger" is familiar are all Incorporated in this remarkable piece
of workmanship—accomplished by
a man who is not a trained machinist.
Mr. Montgomery estimates that
up to the present time he has constructed and assembled more than
five thousand parts—quite casually
he mentioned that he had individually driven more than 1,500
rivets in the tender alone—doing
this by hand and using absolutely
no "dummies." Capacity of the
tender water tank is two gallons:
tractive effort of the locomotive is
rated at 35 pounds, which, calculated to the specifications of its prototype exceeds 69,000  pounds.
Painstaking  Exactitude
Really a work of art and a
monument to hundreds of hours of
painstaking labor this locomotive
has been the centre of Interest at
many an exhibition. Probably the
most outstanding point on the
whole job is the fact that the
Westinghouse Air Brake Pump and
the Water Pump, situated on the
side of the engine are actual working models—note the comparison of
the ordinary Canadian Pacific red
pencil to the size of the water output valve, between the two pumps:
also note the meticulous care with
which the plumbing has 'been fitted
with bolts, just like the larger
scale work, instead of being soldered—as with most models.   The en-
Royal York Bowling Club
Had Successful Season
Comparison with the pencil being
used as a pointer gives a good idea
of the delicacy of the work that
makes this model of a Canadian
Pacific class " 2300," one of the most
perfectly finished model locomotive*.
gine Is actually braked with working " triples" as is the' tender—
powered with air obtained from the
little Westinghouse pump.
Asked why he had not painted
the model the orthodox Canadian
locomotive colors, Mr. Montgomery
replied that " paint covers a multitude of sins." The late Mr. Grant
Hall, who followed the construction
work with intense interest, in a
congratulatory letter to its constructor, said—in part, "I should
like to extend a word of personal commendation on the very
fine model your skilled hands have
produced your   efforts   and
patience are easily discernible in
your accomplishment."
Rigby's Bell Boys, comprising E.
Rigby, H. Spencer, C. Bellchamber,
A. Major, and A. Rooney were winners in the Royal York Bowling
League, which has just completed a
successful season with eight teams
from   different   departments.
The league, which is an annual
affair, was keenly contested throughout and the winners were the recipients of a handsome silver cup,
also miniature individual cups,
donated by Mrs. Kenneth MacKenzie.
Customers in Fog
But Delivery Made
Railway Has to Untangle Odd
Problem When Shipper and
Consignee Are Unknown to
Each Other
Mandarin Dinner Dance
At Hotel Saskatchewan
The Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina,
distinguished itself recently by
staging a Chinese mandarin dinner
dance, said to be the first of its kind
on the continent. As stage decoration was used a hundred-foot runner and side drapes, hand done by
Chinese many decades ago and insured while in use at a valuation of
$6,000. It was graciously loaned by
the Saskatchewan Chinese League
and enhanced the various other
Chinese decorations obtained from
San Francisco and Vancouver. Mart
Kennedy and his orchestra, in
Oriental dress, furnished music
with an eastern flavor and two
Chinese musicians provided music
of their own on Chinese instruments. Waiters, waitresses, cigarette and check-room attendants
were In costume. Chop suey was
the supper dish supreme and chop
sticks were the souvenirs given to
guests who attended from all parts
of Saskatchewan as well as from
Regina city.
S. Morris Is Killed
Rescuing His Wife
Former Freight Manager at
Liverpool, England, Retired End of Last Year
Royal York Official
Had Rapid Advance
Promotions Were Frequent as
He Proved His Worth to the
Company
gent" were under his supervision
prior to the departure from Quebec.
Captain McGiffin resides in Montreal. He told reporters that he plans
to "try to Improve his golf," which,
he said, "is rotten!"
T. J. Jackson
T. J. Jackson,
who has been
a p p olnted first
assistant m a n-
ager of the Royal
York Hotel, Toronto, in succession to Cyril
Chapman, promoted to the
post of manager
of the Seigniory
Club of Quebec,
has had rapid
advance ment
s 1 n ce he joined
the front office
staff     at     the
Chateau Frontenac hotel as cashier
on   August  5,   1924.   Within   fifteen
months  he  was  acting accountant
at the hotel, and, on the return of I small drawer in a dresser slid open
the accountant from leave, assistant   and disclosed another policy, some
Not enough emphasis has been
placed on a saving sense of humor
as one of the prime qualifications
for successful railroading because,
in a company as extended and
performing such varied services as
the Canadian Pacific Railway, incidents inevitably arise from day
to day when the Company employee
must grin up his sleeve all the
while   he  admits  the   customer   is
right.
Of such a nature was an incident,
which occurred in Edmonton recently over shipment of a second
hand wagon and set of harness.
The shipper did not know the name
of the man to whom he had sold
this stuff but he did know the
name of the town to which he
wanted it shipped, which was something at least. On his insistence
shipment was made there although
no suggestion was forthcoming on
how to make delivery.
About a week later an individual
called at the station and asked if
a wagon and some harness had
been received for him. "From
whom?" asked the agent. "I don't
know for sure," admitted the expectant one, explaining: "You see
I was in Edmonton and saw the
things at a second hand- dealer's
and after looking them over asked
the price. I paid for it and said
to ship it here. The dealer never
asked my name, and I don't know
him or even what street it was on,
but I paid for them."
The applicant gave the agent a
clear description of the articles before seeing them and a couple of
wires settled everything to everyone's satisfaction. The moral. If
there is one, is probably that Diogenes of the Lantern was born many
centuries too soon.
Another "Strange but True" incident which demonstrated some
one's faith in human nature and the
Canadian Pacific is reported by F.
F. W. Lowe, Edmonton freight
agent. "Not long ago," he writes,
"a party brought to the sheds here
a shipment of household furniture.
On checking over we found a large
family Bible unwrapped and open,
and inside the cover a current life
Insurance policy. None of the packages was wrapped  and  later on
Injuries suffered at a street corner
in saving his •wife caused the death
of Samuel Morris, who for 35 years
was in the service of the Canadian
Pacific, for the last 20 years as
manager for the Freight Department at the Liverpool Office, England, and who retired at the end of
last year.
The high esteem in which he was
held by his fellow workers was
shown by the large attendance at
his funeral and by the many messages of condolence from Canadian
Pacific circles In England and
through the wide range of his many
friendships. He was ouried in
March at his home-town of Wallasey. The chief mourners were
his wife and his nephew, Fred
Blakeley.
Mr. Morris began his service at
the Montreal office and after five
years was transferred to Liverpool,
England. At the time of his retirement there, the entire staff joined
in a presentation and high tribute
to Mr. Morris' faithfulness and
efficiency was paid by Sir George
McLaren Brown, European manager.
District Master
Mechanics Change
Harry M. Allan Has Gone
To Calgary and J. P.
Kelly to Moose Jaw
Harry M. Allan
accountant until May 1, 1929 when
he came to Toronto to assume the
post of chief accountant at the
Royal York Hotel.
From that date until the opening
on June 11 of the same year, Mr.
Jackson played his part in the very
necessary organizing work in connection with the opening of the
Empire's largest hotel. On February 5 he received well-merited
promotion when he was made first
assistant manager at the Royal
York.
Mr. Jackson finds his recreation
in outdoor sports with a distinct
liking for fishing. He is also fond
of golf. In addition he has been
a strong supporter of the Royal
York's well-known hockey team and
succeeded Mr. Chapman as honorary president.
letters,  and
jewellery."
one  or two  pieces  of
Elect C. E. Stockdill
C. E. Stockdill, assistant to the
Vice-President, western lines, was
elected first vice-president of the
Winnipeg Board of Trade at that
organization's recent annual meeting.
Tourist Information
Up to mid-May more than 14,000
letters have been received by the
tourist bureau of the Dominion,
seeking Information about automobile tours, fishing, lake and mountain resorts and canoe trips in
Canada and the letters are coming
in at the rate of 500 a day.
Two members
of the Company's mechanical supervision
staff on western
lines who moved
up in the ser-
v 1 c e following
the superannuation of M. J.
(Matt) Scott,
district master
mechanic for Alberta, are Harry
M. Allan and J.
P. Kelly, both of
whom have
served long and
faithfully.
Master mechanic for the British
Columbia district for the past four
years, Harry M. Allan has been
transferred from Vancouver to Calgary to succeed Mr. Scott. He
joined the mechanical department.
at Moose Jaw in 1907 after serving
his apprenticeship in the east, and
remained there as machinist, locomotive foreman and acting general
foreman until 1913, when he went to
Calgary as locomotive foreman. For
a while in 1918 he was at Edmonton
as acting master mechanic but returned to Calgary, where he was
promoted to the position of division
master mechanic at Kenora, Ont.
In 1929 he returned to Calgary as
division master mechanic and took
another step up in 1931 when he went
to Vancouver as district master
mechanic.
J. P. Kelly,
who has been
appointed to the
position of district master mechanic for Saskatchewan, with
headquarters at
Moose Jaw, entered the service
in 1906 as a fitter in Kenora.
He became a locomotive foreman in 1912 at
Field, B.C., division master
mechanic   at
Saskatoon in 1919 and division
master mechanic at Calgary in
April, 1934.
Kelly Page 4
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
June 1st, 1935
Sea Cadets' Leader
At Winnipeg Spent
Years in Royal Navy
Canadian Pacific Official
Assumes Command
In Important Winnipeg
Organization
Among seamen
who have come
to port on the
Canadian prairie
is Lieut. A. E.
Tamkin, in the
staff records department of the
vice - president's
office, Winnipeg,
on the Company's Western
Lines. To the
persistent call of
the sea, Lieut.
Tamkin has
Lt. A. E. Tamkin compromised by
accepting command of the Winnipeg Sea Cadets,
Manitoba division of the Navy
League of Canada, succeeding
Lieut.-Commander J. R. K. Millen,
who has resigned.
The Company has contributed
other leaders to the Winnipeg Sea
Cadets. Lieut. Tamkin's successor,
Sub-Lieut. J. R. Freesgtone, belongs
to the right of way and tax department of the Company. He has been
with the C.P.R. for six years and is
the first cadet of the Winnipeg
corps to come into command. Since
joining the ship's company in September, 1927, toe has been cadet,
leading seaman, petty officer, chief
petty officer, warrant officer, and
sub-lieutenant. He now takes over
the duties of first lieutenant and
second in command.
Lieut.-Commander Tamkin sailed
the Seven Seas .under British command from early boyhood until after
the Great War. For the last two
years of the war, on H.M.S. Repulse, he served with the battle
cruiser squadrons in the grand fleet
under Earl Jellicoe and the Rt. Hon.
Earl Beatty, Admirals of the Fleet.
While a 15-year-old lad from
Kingston, Surrey, he joined the
navy and served in several of the
notable training ships, including the
"Impregnable." His first training
cruise was around the West Indies
on the "Hawke," from which he
was transferred to the cruiser
"Shannon," flagship of the cruiser
squadron in the home fleet.   ■
While still a youth, he was with
the fleet on the battleship "Bulwark " and later with the famous
" Drake," flagship of Prince Louis
of BattenbeSgli^Admiral, with a roving commission for almost three
years in all parts of the world.
For more than four years he was
with the " Implacable." He has
vivid recollections of the naval
bombardment at the Dardanelles
and took part also in the naval en-
gagement in the Heligoland Bight.
Sub-Lt. Freestone
He recalls an
interesting connection with the
Italian navy under the Due di
Abruzzi, c o m -
mander-i n-chief
of the Italian
navy, which for
nine months of
the war was reinforced by the
British against
Austrian attack.
He returned to
England in 1916
to serve for the
rest of the war
in the Grand Fleet on the " Repulse."
Sweltering under a South African
sun one Christmas day, fanning
himself with a snow-bedecked greeting card, he decided to come to
Canada and arrived, a civilian, in
Toronto, in 1919, where he entered
business. He was transferred to
Winnipeg in 1925 and under business changes became connected with
the Canadian Pacific rBlailway's
western lines in 1928. For several
years Mr. Tamkin has been instructor of the Winnipeg Sea
Cadets' corps, whose fine reputation
reflects his experienced training.
Antipathy to war Is reflected in
his peace-time avocations and for
eight years Lieut. Tamkin has been
honorary warden of " Toe H," Winnipeg. He is assistant registrar of
" Toe H" in Manitoba and chairman of the Winnipeg district team.
the executive body for Winnipeg.
As a director of the Knowles Boys'
Home, Winnipeg, his interest in the
youth of his home city takes further expression.
Staff Marriage
Miss Jessie Christopher, popular
operator of the news stand in, the
Empress Hotel, Victoria, since November, 1930, resigned from the
service at the end of April to be
'married. She will reside in Victoria.
Miss Thelma Artis, who has worked
as first assistant in the news stand
of tlhe Hotel Saskatchewan for two
years and also as assistant in the
news stand at the Chateau Lake
Louise, succeeds Miss Christopher
at the Empress.
PRINTER  MAINTENANCE   DEPARTMENT   CLUB   OF  MONTREAL
This Interesting: picture taken in Windsor Station at Montreal shows the Printer Maintenance Department Clnb
of the communications department, a club formed two years ag:o with two aims—social and educational—and is for
the benefit of those interested in the operation of prlnterized telegraph circuits and equipment. At the weekly meetings technical and practical lectures are given by A. B. Appleby, chief printer supervisor and Instructor of the club.
In the near centre of the first row of the picture can be seen W. S. Emery, Superintendent of the Quebec District,
Honorary President, and to his right, C. W. Balfour, Assistant Chief Operator, Honorary Member; A. B. Appleby,
Chief Printer Supervisor, Eastern Lines. Instructor; E. A. Pare; B. Ouellctte; H. J. Morcau; J. MacKay, Vice-
President, and Xi. Mosson. To the left'of Superintendent Emery are Messrs. J. B. H. Benard, Special Representative
in the Office of the General Manager of Communications, Honorary Member; C. B. Galbraith, Chief Operator, Honorary Vice-President; W. G. Nettleship, Secretary; F. O'Malley, and 1. Decelles. In the second row, from left to right,
are: C, J. Smith; J. B. Marchand: O. J. Emblem; B. J. Greenfield; F. B. Wilson; P. E. Boehford; N. Sioui; P.
Blouin; J. Shaw, Treasurer; G. A. Ch£«Boiinea.u, and C. E. Boberge. Circumstances unfortunately prevented the active
President of the Club, A. Clarke, froriv being present.
Retired Japanese Employee
Honor to Company and Self
G. Kanga Earns Pension—
Will Make Offerings on
Sundays to Show Appreciation
The far-flung connections of the
Company in foreign lands and the
high respect in which it is held by
its workmen the world over has
been demonstrated in a letter from
G. Kanga, 79-year-old retired Com-
ifiany employee at Yokohama, Japan,
who expresses his appreciation of
all the kindnesses he received and
asks for pictures of the four presidents, present and past, that he
might make a long tablet before
which to offer cakes or fruits every
Sunday by means of returning
thanks to them.
Mr. Kanga joined the "Empress
of China" on June 22, 1894, on the
invitation of D. C. Bisset, chief
steward, as printer, replacing the
Chinese printer who left the ship in
Hong Kong.  He was then 38.
Was Treated Well
His first trip to Vancouver and
return, he recalls, was quite pleasant as he suffered no seasickness
and was treated kindly. Unfortunately he missed the second voyage
through a mistake in time, but on
explaining the reason to the purser
on the ship's return was given the
job of "boy in the smoking room."
After four years he was promoted
to the position of barkeeper and
steward, retaining that office until
the ship was wrecked off Shirahama
near Yokohama.
He worked on board the wrecked
ship putting everything in order
and was then transferred to the
sister ship, "Empress of India."
Afterward he was sent to England
with the Chinese crew to take the
new "Empress of Russia" back to
the Orient, taking up his old position until the ship was chartered as
cruiser by the British Government
during the time of the war.
He offered himself for service and
worked with Chinese on board until
the term of engagement expired.
Again he resumed his old job, continuing until the ship re-chartered
after a couple of years.
Retired for Family
About this time he decided to retire as he felt he was growing old
and that his place was in the home.
"It is difficult," he says, "to serve
for 24 years without sickness and
fault and only possible at all through
the favors and kindnesses of the
people on board. It Is even more
difficult leaving your wife and children and seeing them only once a
month, although your wife is doing
her best to educate the children and
bring them up properly."
But Mr. Kanga was fortunate
with his family. His son is emplojtejgl
by the Yokohama Central Agency of
the Singer Sewing Machine Co. as
cashier, filling a position of trust.
A daughter died about the time of
his retirement.
After receiving his official certificate of discharge from the ship, Mr.
Kanga was assisted by officials of
the Company in arranging for his
pension and now it is one of the
comforts of the twilight of his life.
It is to show his appreciation of
this and as a mark of the Com-
'pany's fiftieth anniversary that he
has asked for pictures of the presidents to make a tablet or hanging
picture for the dedication of cakes
and fruits on Sundays. W. T. Payne,
deceased, former manager of the
Company's Trans-Pacific Steamship
Line, is to be included in the tablet.
Mr. Kanga now is 79 years of age
and his wife is 74. They recently
celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary and are in the best of
health.
Canadian Golf Team Sails
Captained by " Sandy" Somer-
ville, the Canadian all-star golf
team sailed for Europe recently on
Canadian Pacific liner " Empress of
Australia" to partieig'ate in the
British Open at Lytham-St. Anne's
in June. They will also take part
in goodwill matches.
Recipe For Success
"Never betray a trust; be honest;
do what other men can do; and
work your eight hours a day," is
the recipe for success enunciated
by Caleb R. Smith, international
chairman of the Million.- Dollar
Round TaJble, speaking to the Life
Underwriters in convention at the
Royal York Hotel, Toronto, recently.
G. Kanga, shown above with his
wife, Is a retired employee of the
Company, now living on pension In
Yokohama, Japan. He served for 24
years on various "Empress" ships
and has the highest praise for the
organization, in which he retains a
keen interest.
Nick Morant Takes Camera
To    Winnipeg   Free   Press
Nicholas Morant, photographer in
the Winnipeg bureau of the Press
Department, resigned from the
Company's service at the end of
April, to become staff photographer
of the Winnipeg Free Press. Mr.
Morant, who came from Kamloops,
B.C., had become widely known on
western lines during the course of
seven years' service. Much of his
work is well known through various
periodicals in Canada and the United States. Mr. Morant was the recipient of a presentation clock and
illuminated address, given to him
by members of the Vice-President's
office, western lines.
New Matron For
Winnipeg Station
Mrs. W. B. Ruff Is Appointed
Following Death of Mrs. G.
A. B. Krook
Mrs. W. B. Ruff
R e c ently appointed matron
of t h e women's
waiting room of
the Company's
station at Winnipeg, Mrs. W.
B. Ruff succeeds
the late Mrs. G.
A. B. Krook, who
died in March.
For fourteen
years Mrs. Ruff's
h u s b a nd, who
died a year ago,
was a familiar
figure around
the W i n n i peg
station, where he was station master. He served the company for
35 years.
Mrs. Krook was a kindly presence in the Winnipeg Station
where she was matron from 1929
until !her death in March. Lonely
travellers and little children were
ever the oblisets of her thoughtful
care and ministration.
Of French Canadian stock, she
was born in Ottawa in 1881 and
was married at Wolseley, Sask., to
Dr. G. A. B. Krook, who for many
years was the Company's horticulturist at the Canadian Pacific experimental farm. In 1923 they
moved to Winnipeg, where Dr.
Krook served the Company as horticulturist' western lines. He died In
1929. Mrs. Krook is survived by a
sister, Mrs. Herbert in Vancouver,
and a daughter, Mrs. William
(Beatrice) Oben, of Vancouver. Interment was made in the family
plot at Wolseley.
Honor Veteran
James G. Millar, Medicine Hat,
veteran Canadian Pacific engineer,
recently celebrated his 82nd birthday, when railway acquaintances
and relatives gathered to congratulate him. He was born in Drum-
mondville, Que., and has been drawing a railroad cheque for more than
64 years. He was at the throttle of
the two front engines laying track
into Medicine Hat in the spring of
1883. Not a single demerit mark
stood against him when he retired.
J. R. Brennan Dies
After Useful Life
Roadmaster Spent 42 of His
54 Years of R a i 1 r o a d i n g
With Canadian Pacific
John R. Brennan, who died at
Ottawa on May 16 in his 73rd year,i
was one of the best known railroad
men in Eastern Canada, having
been engaged in railroad work for
54 years, 42 of them with the
Canadian Pacific. For many years
he was roadmaster of the Company's Ottawa-Montreal and Ottawa-Point Fortune subdivisions.
Hard work and a keen application to duty earned for Mr. Brennan
his rise from the ranks and the
popularity and esteem of fellow-
workers and officials. He started as
trackman on the construction of the
old Quebec-Montreal and Occidental
Railway. Later he had charge of
the construction of the Quebec and
Lake St. John Railway, and the
Quebec-Montmorency and Charle-
bois Railway, the line between Quebec and St. Anne de Beaupre.
After going to Ottawa in 1889 he
held many important positions for
the Canadian Pacific, culminating
in his appointment as roadmaster
in 1909. He retired from active
service.
Left to mourn his loss are his
widow, four sons, Harold J., of
Winnipeg, Man., Frank J., St. John,
N.B., Rev. J. Edgar Brennan, parish priest of St. Phillip's ChUrch,
Richmond, Ont., and Charles C.
Brennan, at home.
G. A. Glennie Receives
Well-Earned Promotion
Transferred From Headquarters to Wellington, N.Z., as
Passenger Representative
A well-earned promotion for Gordon A. Glennie, manager of the
British Re-Union Association of the
Company at Montreal, has carried
him half way around the world to
Wellington, New Zealand, where he
will act as passenger representative.
Mr. Glennie, who is still a young
man, rose rapidly in the Company's
ranks since entering the general
manager's office at Montreal as
clerk in June, 1922. Four years later
he became secretary to Colonel J. S.
Dennis, C.M.C., C.E., D.T.S., then
chief commissioner for the railway's
department of immigration and colonization. On April 1, 1934, he was
made manager of the British Re-
Union Association, the position he
left here to go to New Zealand.
Bay of Fundy Flier
Rivals Ocean Ships
In Accommodation
"Princess Helene" Provides
Efficient Service Between
Saint John and Digby
The palatial
"S.S. Princess
Helene" provides the con-
n e c t i n g link
across the Bay
of Fundy, between Saint
John, N.B., and
BEpjSy, N.S., and
completes the
Company's service between
Montreal and
Halifax, via the
Dominion Atlantic Railway. Capt. A. MacDonald
The    "Princess
Helene," modern from keel to funnel, worthily follows three famous
ships. Many Canadians and visitors
still remember the side-wheeler
"Prince Rupert," which the Dominion Atlantic Railway placed in service in 1895. The "Prince Rupert"
had a turn of speed which many
modern ships cannot match, and for
several years made two trips daily
across the Bay. The "Prince Rupert" was succeeded by the "St.
George," in August, 1913, and in
1916 this vessel in turn gave way to
the "S.S. Empress," which vessel
continued on the route until 1930,
when she was succeeded by the
present flier, the "Princess Helene."
Built especially for its present
run, the "Princess Helene" came
into service in August, 1930, after
having been brought across the Atlantic from Scotland. Of neaSjjsS
4,000 tons burden, it is exceptionally
broad In the beam and does not
show the slightest incliriallibn to
roll in the heavy ground swell prevailing in the Bay of Fundy due to
tides.
Passenger accommodation on the
jiEBrJncess Helene" rivals with the
standard set by the Company's
"Duchess" trans-Atlantic steamers.
On the main deck exceptionally
wide corridors lead from a dining
room aft to the main hall and companion-way forward. The dining
room has small tables for two and
four persons) with upholstered seats
and rich decorations. The cabins as
well as the suites with their private
sitting rooms and baths are well
appointed. The suites are docorated
with walnut and mahogany panelling and are harmoniously and
tastefully furnished.
Two of the public rooms, the
large smoking room aft and the observation room forward, are very
comfortably equipped and popular
with passengers.
The builders were generous in
leaving walking space and on the
top deck eight people can walk
abreast on both sides of the funnels
and deck houses. Two wide corridors on a lower deck provide
walking space in cold or rough
weather.
All the latest devices making for
safety in navigaflBn.have been installed. The lifeboats, for instance,
are swung out on davits, automatically operated by electricity, and
the boats hang permanently just
outside the rail so that no room on
the boat deck has been sacrificed
and they can be lowered quickly in
case of emergency.
Captain Andrew MacDonald, a
native of Souris, P.E.I., commanded
the "Empress" during the entire
period of her commission, and is
now in command of the "Princess
Helene." The "Empress" was totally destroyed by the disastrous
fire at West Saint John in June, 1931.
Liner "Melita" Was Sold
Out of active service for some
years past, the Canadian Pacific
liner "Melita" has been sold to Italian shopbreakers for about $155,000.
She was built in Glasgow in 191S
and was  8873  tons  net.
COMPANY CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AT MONTREAL
Winners of the championship of the Canadian Pacific Railway Inter-
Department Bowling: Association at Montreal and officials of the league are
shown above, from left to rig-ht, front row: E. Hugiies, league president;
B, S. Harney; W. L. McKeown, captain of the championship Steamship
Passenger Department team; F. J. Sullivan; A. B. Hamer, and W. Neville,
vice-president of the league. Back row: A. T. Grace, league secretary;
H. W. Eagle; J. Thompson; S. Wagerj^JP. J. Moriarty. Ii. J. Bawley was
absent when the' picture was taken. In addition to the league trophies,
Captain McKeown was awarded the prize for high average. C.P.B. teams
from Windsor, Ottawa and Quebec were entertained during the season and
return trips made to Ottawa and Windsor. June 1st, 1935
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
Page 5
Mark Anniversary
Of Triumph Over
Great Lake Wilds
Line North of Lake Superior Finished in Hurry to
Carry Soldiers to Riel
Revolt
Just half a century later, two-score
of fine old railroaders gathered at
Noslo, near Jackfish, Ont., on May
16 of this year to re-enact the driving of the last spike, completing
their feverish work on the Company's line around the north shore
of Lake Superior so that the Government could send troops to the
Sstasne of the Riel revolt in the West.
The colorful reconstruction of the
scene of May 16th, 1885, recalled to
many present t'heir personal labors
in this great work when the Canadian Pacific was extending a long
finger of steel into the West and
they had to redouble their efforts
at the outbreak of the Riel revolt
so that regiments of soldiers on
fiat cars could be hurried from
Montreal and Toronto to the scene
of the trouble.
Alex. Anderson, who was given the
honor of driving the gilded spike at
the reconstruction of the event, had
held the tie 50 years ago while the
last spike was driven by Col. W. R.
Oswald, of the Montreal Light Infantry, whose troops were waiting
to pass. Mr. Anderson, of Port
Arthur, drove the spike with a vigor
that belied his 81 years. The average age of the pensioned railway-
men present was 73 years.
Another of the oldtimers, W. R.
Stretton, who drove the first troop
train over the completed link on the
fateful day the Riel Rebellion ended,
was present at the more recent
ceremony.
Present-day officials of the Canadian Pacific who took part in the
Jackfish anniversary ceremony were
H. J. Humphrey, vice-president and
general manager of eastern lines,
Montreal; T. Hambley, general
superintendent, Algoma district,
North Bay; C. J. McGregor, Schreiber, superintendent, and T. A. Wilson, Sud'bury superintendent.
History Recalled
In the spring of 1885, when opening of navigation on the Great
Lakes was still six weeks distant,
the Dominion Government was
making every effort to rush troops
to the scene of the Riel revolt by
rail, and regiments of men were
loaded on flat cars at Montreal and
Toronto and headed for the West,
while construction gangs worked
feverishly to complete the track
section of about 240 miles between
Missinabie and Redrock, near Nipi-
gon. Colonel Oswald's contingent,
not knowing that the rebellion was
to end with the surrender of Riel
on MaJ8G>, was held up five anxious
days at Jackfish before he was able
to rush forward by train, followed
by many eastern forces.
The ceremony marking this
" break-through" was simple but
striking.- Alex. Anderson, surrounded by the group of railway pioneers,
and armed with an early construction hammer, drove the spike. Near
him were George Pullen, 80, of
Schreiber, W. R. Str'etton, 74, of
Port Arthur, J. Coughlin, 69, and
P. Coughlin, 73, of Port Arthur, all
of whom had actually been engaged
on that very section of track with
him in 1885.
A spontaneous cheer went up
from the crowd as Anderson stood
erect and flung the hammer aside.
The other oldsters gathered around
him, a flood of reminiscences opening as they plunged into stories and
arguments of other days.
Short addresses were made prior
to the actual ceremony by Mr.
Humphrey and Mr. Hambley and
by W. P. Langworthy, K.C., of Port
Arthur, dealing with some of the
highlights of the early construction
days. The latter, with white beard
and garbed as Lord Strathcona,
took the part of the spirit of that
great railroad pioneer.
Among  Those  Present
The names and ages of the old-
timers who shared in the making
of the last link back in 1885 and
who took part in observing the
anniversary were: Alex. Anderson,
pumper, 81, Port Arthur; A. H.
Bilbe, engineer, 68, Fort William;
J. Coughlin, roadmaster, 69, Port
Arthur; Paddy Coughlin, section
foreman, 73, Port Arthur; J. A.
Nicol, agent, 68, Bossport; George
Pullen, shop laborer, 80, Schreiber;
William Sparkes, B. and B. foreman, 68, Schreiber; William Sutherland, baggageman, 66, Port Arthur;
Ed. Sorel, baggageman, 74, Port
William; W. R. Stretton, engineer,
74, Port Arthur; S. West, engineer,
Iggft'ort William; H. Jacomb, fitter,
74, Schreiber; John Noyes, car
checker, 84, Port Arthur; John
Parent, B. and B. foreman, 82, Jackfish; R. Varley, track watchman, 71,
Port Arthur; J. Beatty, engineer, 71,
Sault Ste. Marie; T. Turner, engineer, 71, North Bay; Charles Harrison, ex-M.P., conductor, 71, North
Bay; D. J. Elliott, engineer, 69,
North Bay; R. T. Moren, chief
dispatcher,. 63, North Bay; John
Baker, train baggageman, 77, North
Bay; G. W. Hutchison, transportation assistant, 75, North Bay.
COMPANY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CLUBHOUSE IN ROSEMOUNT
These scenes, taken in and around the well-equipped C.P.R.A.A.A. clubhouse in Bosemount, Montreal, show:
1. The main sitting room. Z. An exterior view from the front. 3. The well-kept tennis courts with clubhouse in
background. 4. The gymnasium as seen from the balcony. 5. The club's badminton team, champions of the first
section in Murray League, from left to right, front row, Dolly Evans, Edna Heazel, Dolores LeBIanc, Doris
Slatford, and Laura Newman; back row, Duke DuVal, Allan Fitzpatrlck, Cliff Tompkins, Andy Simpson, president,
and Maurice  Bheaume,   captain.    6. The  bowling  alleys.
Athletic  Association  Gubhouse
At Rosemount Is Well Equipped
John Gow
Competitive Sports Have
Attracted 700 Members
and Produced Many
Champions
The Canadian
Pacific Railway
Amateur Athletic Association's
clubhouse in
R o s e m o unt Is
the home of
c h a m p 1 ons in
many sports, including basketball, boxing,
wrestling, and
badminton.
Still further it
is the social
centre for some
700 employees of
the Canadian
Pacific Railway or members of their
families. The membership has been
growing steadily and is expected to
increase even more this year under
the impetus of a drive for members.
Opened in 1931 by E. W. Beatty.
K.C., LL.D., chairman and president,
the beautiful Rosemount clubhouse
and its grounds are equipped for
practically every sport played by
the present generation. Each sport
is under a separate committee, with
officers elected by the interested
players.
John Gow Manager
The whole system Is under the
general managership of John Gow,
who has filled the position since the
opening of the clubhouse and who
was previously manager of the old
recreation club for many years.
Employed at Angus Shops, he was
given leave of absence for this important work.
,*l;feituated in the eastern end of the
city near Angus Shops, the Association has considerable land already
developed and ample room for expansion. It fortunately permits the
centralizing of all activities.
Splendid Building
The building contains a large
gymnasium with a stage in one end
for plays and meetings, a gallery
for spectators, and equipment for
basketball, badminton, boxing, wrestling, etc.; there are several fine
bowling alleys and a billiard room;
a large recreation room is popular
for checkers, a miniature bowling
game, and other 'home sports; two
large social rooms, one for ladies
and the other for men, are comfortably equipped with chesterfields and
easy chairs and are beautifully decorated; and in the basement are
the showers and locker rooms.
The grounds surrounding the
building are also well developed.
Six tennis courts attract large
crowds. Tournaments, ladder games,
and league games are held during
the summer. The lawn bowling
green built two years ago is fast
rounding into shape and should be
almost perfect for playing this year.
Last year there were about 60
bowlers and it is expected there
will be 100 this year. Softball is
another summer sport that has a
big following and an enclosed
ground with seating accommodation
for 600 people has been built, but
will have to be enlarged soon.
Variety of Sports
Winter sports include basketball,
badminton, boxing, wrestling, carpet
bowling,    alley    bowling,    billiards,
skating,  and  social activities.
In past years the Association has
been very successful in competitive
sports and is building up a reputation for the champions it has produced.
In basketball the girls' team won
the provincial intermediate championship and the junior boys reached the Dominion finals for the
second successive year. The badminton team won the Murray League
championship in its section. Of the
many fine boxers belonging to t|he
club, the one most in the public eye
W. A. McDonald Given
Dinner and Presentation
Norah and Therese McCarthy, of
North Bay, 11 and 9 years respectively, are polished figure skaters,
and have won their bronze medals
In international tests.
Winsome Youngsters
Delightful Skaters
Daughters of North Bay District Accountant Capture
Hearts and Honors
A complimentary banquet for W.
A. McDonald and a presentation to
him marked his elevation to the
grand presidency of the Brotherhood of Express Employees at
Winnipeg pijecently. There were
aibout 150 ladies, employees, and
officials at the happy event held in
the main dining room of the Royal
Alexandra Hotel. During the course
of the evening a presentation was
also made to F. J. McBean, Sr.,
who is retiring.
Employees to Hold
June Tour to West
Employees, Pensioners and
Dependents Have Planned Cheap Trans-Country
Tour
Numbered among the finest figure
skaters in Canada are Norah and
Therese McCarthy, 11 and nine
years old respectively, daughters of
J. O. McCarthy, the Company's district accountant at North Bay, and
Mrs. McCarthy.
Both children, members of the
Minto Skating Club at Ottawa, and
pupils of Gustave Lussi, internationally known instructor, are
bronze medalists, Norah having
passed her third-class International
test at the Granite Club at Toronto
when she was nine and a member of
the London Skating Club, and
Therese, who has skated since she
was five, having won her bronze
medal at Ottawa at the age of eight.
Splendid futures are predicted for
both girls. Norah has already
started winning titles, being the
present Junior Ladies' Champion of
the Minto Club at Ottawa, for
young ladies 18 and under. Last
winter she made a splendid showing
in the Canadian Championships
against much older and more matured competitors.
Prime Minister Returns
Much improved in appearance
Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada, returned to Canada
aboard Canadian Pacific liner " Duchess of York " from attendance at
the King's Silver Jubilee. " I feel
much better," he said, while of the
Jubilee he commented: "It has
been magnificent, a tremendously
inspiring experience."
Plans are going ahead merrily foi
the June land tour of the Company
family, starting for Victoria from
Montreal on the June 14 payday
and arriving back in Montreal on
June 30 after visiting many famous
resorts.
The itinerary for this attractive
Employees' House Party has been
decided as follows: Leave Montreal
on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.; arrive Winnipeg, June 16. Leave
| Winnipeg Sunday evening, June 16;
arrive Vancouver Tuesday, June 18,
and go by steamer to Victoria, arriving Thursday morning, June 20;
leave Victoria same afternoon, arriving Vancouver same evening;
leave Vancouver June 23, passing
through Field, Emerald Lake, Lake
Louise and Banff, with ample time
at these famous mountain resorts.
Back in Montreal June 30. From
Field to Banff the trip will be over
the highway through the mountains
by automobile.
The excursion fares for employees,
pensioners, and their dependents
entitled to free transportation will
be: One person in lower berth,
$130; one person In upper berth,
$118; two persons in lower berth,
$102 each.
These rates include gratuities,
meals on trains, sleeping car accommodation, transfers, drives and
hotel accommodation. In addition,
transportation from Vancouver to
Victoria and return and berth from
Vancouver to Victoria are provided.
In hotels, passengers will be accommodated, two in a room; if
single rooms are required, there will
be an added premium.
at present Is Wallace Cave, who recently won the 126-pound provincial
championship and a chance at a
Federal title. French - Canadian
members are great patrons of the
wrestling mat and in coach Eugene
Tremblay, lightweight champion of
the world, they have an able instructor. They have figured prominently in recent wrestling tournaments in the city. Members of the
club have also won championships
in different sports not promoted by
the club.
The organization is run by the
Company, not as a money-making
proposition but for the good of the
employees. All employees and members of their families are eligible
for membership.
Visit of "Empress"
Heralds Great Day
On Loneliest Island
Call Made By World Cruise
Ship Was Treat for Tristan da Cunha—Supplies
Successfully Landed
Several "firsts" will undoubtedly
be recorded in the "official" archives
of Tristan da Cunha as a result of
the call made there this year l>y the
"Empress of Australia." These
archives are kept by members of
the Glass family there, who have
continued the annals hegun by
William Glass, the original settler,
over a hundred years ago, and are
now regarded as the official archives of the island colony.
The day the Company's Mediterranean-Africa- South America cruise
ship brought joy to the hearts of
the world's loneliest islanders by
bringing them news, letters and
gifts from the outside world, which
they had not heard from for 13
months, a Dutch suhmarine appeared bringing a small quantity of
supplies from Great Britain to supplement the 17 tons landed from the
"Empress of AustraliJS' much of
which were the fruit of the Royal
bounty of the King and Queen.
The appearance of this submarine marked the first time the
islanders had seen an underwater
craft, and it also established Maccnai
22, the day of the call, as the first
time In history on which two vessels from the world beyond had
called at Tristan da Cunha on the
same day.
Mass Was Celebrated
This, however, did not complete
the first events of the day, as
among the privileged few who were
granted "shore leave" from the
"Empress of Australia" was Mgr.
Cherry, dignitary of the Roman
Catholic Church, who made the
rough passage through the Tristan
surf to celebrate Holy Mass and
hear the confessions of the only
Catholic family on the island. This
was the first time that several of
the members of this family had
been shriven or received Holy
Communion. It was, moreover, .the
first time for 40 years that Holy
Mass had been said or confessions
heard by a Catholic priest on the
Island.
The "Empress of Australia" was,
incidentally, the only three-funnelled liner the Tristanites had ever
seen and it was the largest vessel
ever to make a call at the Island.
And here, to make assurance
doubly sure, is another item for the
hall of primary fame. Captain E.
Griffith, R.N.R., commander of the
"Empress of Australia" until his
retirement on the conclusion of the
recent cruise, is probably the only
skipper who has taken three liners
to the "lonely isle." It was Captain
Griffith who piloted the ''Empress
of France" there in 1928 and the
"Duchess of Atholl" in 1929. And
now he has completed his "Tristan
triology" with the "Empress of
Australia."
From all of the above, it may be
generally assumed that March 22
will bd marked as a red-letter day
in the Glass-kept annals of Tristan
da Cunha, redder if possible than
any other day on which the islanders were visited from the great
world beyond their horizon.
Vice-President On Trip
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Neal returned
from a holiday in Honolulu on
Wednesday, May 8, landing at Vancouver on the "Empress of Canada."
The Vice-President of Western
Lines resumed active control of his
territory immediately upon his arrival and returned to Winnipeg in
the middle of the month after a
physical Inspection of the line between that city and the Pacific
Coast.
WIN LANIGAN BOWLING TROPHY
The City Office Team of the Canadian Pacific Railway five-pin bowling:
league of Victoria, champions of that league and winners of the Lanigan
Trophy. From left to right (standing) they are C. M. Tickle, H. Wilkinson,
(captain); George E. Dey, C. F. Arm! stead, (sitting) J. H. Aylwln and R. V.
Lea. The Lanigan Trophy was presented by TV. B. Lanigan, Esq., former
Freight Traffic Manager, who retired in 1931, and was this year competed
for by teams from the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, Empress Hotel,
City offices and British Columbia Coast Steamships. Each member of the
above team received a miniature, cup, with R. V. Lea capturing two, having
won the high single with a score of 362 and the high average of 217 for
57 games. Page 6
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
June 1st, 1935
Banff Springs Pro
Reared On Diet of
Brassies and Cleeks
"Sunny Bill" Thomson
Downs Them Easily With
Left-Handed Putter—
Ancestors Were Golfers
B 1 a c k h e ath
Golf Club, near
London, England, the oldest
continuous golf
club in the
world, was his
birthplace; the
business end of
a putter was his
t e e t h e r and a
golf ball his
baby comforter.
His fatjher was
one of the first
S c o t c hmen to
roll his r-r-rs
Into England and
start the golf-
widow habit,
and Bill himself
—Mr. William
Thomson to you,
if you're an abominable divot-
digger, seconded
his father's endeavors by help-
Williani Thomson ing promote the
said habit in
Canada. Bill's father—John Thomson—started golf-study at the age
of three; when tjhree years old then
Bill also started getting a working knowledge of stances, approaches, and all the what-have-
you of the game.
Began Young
On a diet of cleeks, brassies,
birdies, and eagles Bill throve
amazingly; wlhen 17 years old he
won an open competition at Deal,
England. The win projyed fatal; he
became at once pro of the Deal
club. On their swanky Felixstowe
course the golfing London stockbrokers heard of Bill. The reputation he was building drew their attention; he became their pro in 1899.
History repeated itself; the emigration-microbe that had bitten
Thomson Senior, attacked Thomson
Junior. He longed to become a
golf-missionary, to follow in the
footsteps of his father and "Bonnie
Prince Charlie." History says
Prince Charlie left Holland to try
to get his Scotch throne; golfers
In the know, however, • believe he
faced the dangers of landing In the
land of the heather, to teach his
fellow Scots the grand Dutch game
that became golf.
Golfltis spread rapidly In England; Bill, realizing it needed no
further help from bim, looked for
new spheres for microbe-propagation. Someone whispered " Canada "
—he became pro of the St. Charles
Country Club, Winnipeg.
Joins the Company
The late Sir William Whyte. Vice-
President of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, inspected Bill's wares at
the St. Charles Club, taaW asked
him to Journey to Banff and plan,
construct, and operate a nine-hole
golf course there.
Six years later, 1917 to be exact,
the Dominion Government took the
course from the C.P.R.—also they
took BUI with It. During the next
ten years the Government tried to
enlarge It to the regulation 18-hole
size, then the C.P.R. re-leased the
course and Bill went back on the
payroll of his first Banff employers.
Bill's empire changed greatly in
the next two or three years; with
Stanley Thomson as architect, it
was transformed from a "shoddy,
down-at-the-beels" affair to one of
the most perfect and most picturesque courses in the world.
Then, to cap all, the company
erected a castle-like club house on
a high cliff and enthroned Bill
there. Princes, Dukes, Lords, millionaires, and—pardon the expression—just ordinary people—pass
through his hands every year. All
receive equal attention and all
share equally the famous sunny-
smile.
Try This One
He has a wife, daughter, and
three grandchildren. Don't let the
last mentioned give you the idea
he is getting ready for the old folks'
home, though. If it does then study
this: He's a right-handed golfer
yet his favorite stunt is to take on
a good close-to-par golfer, and,
playing the whole tricky course
wltjh only a left-Handed putter, give
the other fellow, with his full equipment, a good beating.
Keeping to family tradition his
daughter Peggy started her golf
education when three years old, and
in her late teens won the Alberta
Provincial Ladies' Title; granddaughter Lois, with a tiny set of
clubs, received her first lesson before she was three, and when six
years old could give many adult
lady golfers the surprises of their
lives on tihlSfirst few holes of the
Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course.
Stockily built, Bill doesn't look
his five feet eight inches, but every
bit of the " stockinesss" Is finely
co-ordinated muscle and nerve kept
so by systematic exercise every day
of the year.
G. A. MacNamara Is
New Detroit Agent
Several Other Changes Have
Been Made in Freight
Offices of District
Several staff changes of Interest
have been made in the Detroit,
Mich., district following the death
of P. P. Tinker, former Division
Freight Agent.
Mr. Tinker is succeeded by G. A.
MacNamara, who was District
Freight Agent at Indianapolis from
1928 until his appointment in Detroit and theretofore was Travelling
Freight Agent at Minneapolis and
Winnipeg.
Walter W. Kremer has been appointed District Freight Representative at Detroit. Succeeding Mr.
Kremer, C. D. Strieker has become
District Freight Representative at
Grand Rapids. F. E. Johnson, formerly Rate Clerk in the Detroit
Office, has been appointed Travelling Freight Agent out of Detroit to
succeed Mr. Strieker, and in turn
has been succeeded by J. C. Webber,
formerly connected with the Michigan Central Railroad. C. J. Connell
has been added to the staff of the
Detroit Office as clerk.
Company's Parties
On Sea Are Popular
One Is Complete "Sell-
Out" But There Is Still
Room on Other Tours
The Pacific and Atlantic House
Parties that will be held this summer are proving their popularity in
advance, but there is still accommodation for more members, we are
advised by the steamship passenger
department. There is room that Is,
on all the trips except the first
House Party to Honolulu. Numbers for this tour, which starts from
Vancouver to Victoria on June 19,
have reached the limit that available space can take care of, so Intending House Party-ltes to Honolulu have now only the other two
trips to consider,—that leaving on
July 17 and the one that starts out
on August 22. There Is, as we go
to press, plenty of room for new
members on these two excursions,
which have an itinerary entirely
similar to the first one.
On the Atlantic side of the subject, the 23-day House Party, which
includes a two-day motor trip from
Edinburgh to London, has proved
the great attraction, and when the
Duchess of Richmond leaves Montreal on July 12 there will be a
goodly company of us on board.
This does not mean that there Is
not room for more members, there's
room for plenty more—the more the
merrier. And this goes for the
shorter Atlantic  trips  too.
These are the dates for the House
Parties on either side of the Dominion: On the Atlantic, July 12
departure by the "Duchess of Richmond," returning In the " Duchess
of Richmond" on August 3, a 23-
day trip with two-day motor-coach
tour, for $160; August 26 departure
by the " Duchess of Bedford," returning in the " Duchess of Richmond " on September 12, a 19-day
trip for $130; and August 31 departure by the " Empress of Britain "
for a round trip of two weeks for
$120.
Pacific to Honolulu: July 17 departure by the " Niagara," returning on July 30 In the " Empress of
Japan"; and on August 22 by the
" Empress of Asia," returning in the
" Niagara " on September 6. Each
of these trips  for  $125.
Company's Crop Report
Two or three times as much rainfall this year between April 1 and
May 8 on the Prairies as compared
with the same period last year make
the outlook for 1935 harvest similar
to that at the same time for 1932
when the largest crop since 1928
was recorded, states T. S. Acheson,
general agricultural agent of the
Canadian   Pacific   Railway   in   the
E. W. BEATTY INSPECTS BEET CROP
E. W. Beatty, K.C., president and chairman of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, with D. C. Coleman, senior vice-president of the Company, inspecting: Coaldale Farm's beet crop ready for harvest. Left to right; E.
D. Cottoroll, general superintendent, Calgary; John W. Hobbs, Toronto, a
director of the Company; E. Ward Jones, superintendent of agriculture
and animal industry. Department of Natural Resources, Calgary; S. G.
Porter,  manager,   Department of  Natural  Resources;   D.   C.   Coleman.
Veterans Retire
To Pension List
Officers and employees to the
number of 24 have retired under
the Company's pension regulations,
most of them In the past two
months. Names, occupations, and
terms of service follow:
Contini   J., Sect. Foreman, Kenora
Division         43
Davie, L. L., Loco. Engineer, Winnipeg        42
Denis, J. Q. D., Switchman, Outremont        28
Drouin,  Miss H.  A.,  Fancy  Ironer
(Hotel),  Chateau Frontenac       27
Bstey, W. B., B. and B. Foreman,
Woodstock Division        35
Fitzsimmons,  J.,  Master   (B.C.L.  &
U.S.),  " Minto "  Arrowhead        37
Gordon, Miss I., Clerk  (Car Acct),
Montreal           23
Gourley,  G.,   Head  Inwards   Clerk,
Ottawa        50
Griffith,    B.,    Commander    (CPSS),
W Australia         36
James.    H„    Commander    (CPSS),
B/Russia      28
Johnston,    W.   B.,    Trainman,    St.
John, N.B     26
King, G. A., Coach Carpenter, Glen
Yards     26
Lafond,   J.   C,   Flanger's   Helper,
Angus  Shops        26
Lemleux, P., Conductor, Port William        30
Lotan, J. S., Brldgeman, Smith Falls
Division         23
McGiffin,    W.    J.,     General    Supt.
(CPSS), Montreal        86
Marchildon,    F.    H.,    Timekeeper,
Montreal Wharf        83
Oliver, J., Foreman  (Boiler Shop),
Angus Shops       49
Pemberton,   H.,   Machinist,   Angus
Shops        26
Rlckaby,   B.   P..   Loco.    Bngineer,
Newport,   Vt.   ....:...... ".'T73>7.. ■    48
Rlsley,  H.,  Painter,  Victoria,  B.C..    27
Sims, W. D., Sleeping Car Porter,
Winnipeg     27
Wilson,   W.  J.,   Gateman,  Chatham   31
Young,  W., Fitter,  Carleton  Place     26
A. A. McCoubrey Is
Winnipeg Club Head
Retired Employees Were the
Guests of Honor at Season's
Final Luncheon
A. A. McCoubrey, unanimous
choice of the Canadian Pacific
Association as president at ' the
annual meeting in the Royal Alexandra Hotel at "Winnipeg recently,
is an assistant engineer and former
vice-president of the organization.
He succeeds N. R. Desbrisay,
assistant passenger traffic manager
of She Company's western lines.
The speaker at this final luncheon
for the season was Major W. M.
Kirkpatrick, M.C, foreign freight
traffic manager, of Montreal, who
dealt with the Company's foreign
freight traffic.
H. C. Taylor, superintendent of
transportation, was elected vice-
president and Alex. Kerns succeeds
J. G. Osborne as honorary secretary.
The new executive committee consists of H. A. Plow, A. A. Dunphy,
W. Horder, S. A. Simpson, P. Elder,
and J. R.  Strother.
W. A. Mather, general manager
of western lines, welcomed the retired employees who were guests of
honor, following a custom since the
organization was formed.
COMPANY TEAM WINS IN WINNIPEG
Winnipeg's highest bowling award in team play comes again to a
Canadian Pacific Five-Pin Bowling League unit, which won the Drewry
Trophy in the Winnipeg Five-Pin Bowling Association's tournament. Left
to right, the winners are: R. Gray, J. A. De Wolfe, W. Hogg (captain),
H. Walsh and Ed. LeMaistre. Banners up in this competition were also
C.P.B. men In a team consisting of S. Gatehouse, C. Jones, H. Donaldson,
J. Munroe and J. Lockie. This is the third time the championship has
come to C.P.B. bowlers in six years. The champions made a score of 3,610,
including a 330 pin " spot." Gavin Urquhart, accounting department, won
the men's individual championship in a canter, adding a 796 to the 782 he
rolled on the first day for a 1,578 total.
Booklets Published
For Auto Tourists
Hundred Thousand Copies
of "Motoring to Canada"
Have Been Distributed
With indications that tourist
travel is on the up-grade, Canadian
Pacific hotels! and bungalow camps
across Canada are making their bid
for business through booklets pointing to the comforts, rates and
beautiful surroundings of the various hotels and resorts.
Distributed among 100,000 motor
tourists in 38 States of the Union
as well as in the Provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Kew Brunswick and Nova Scotia, a useful and
attractive folder entitled "Motoring
to Canada" contains a good map of
the motor highways and much valuable Information for the tourist on
laws, trips, etc. This was prepared
by the Company's hotel department
and distributed through auto clubs,
travel bureaus and hotel and railway representatives.
In addition 35,000 booklets dealing with the attractions of the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver and Victoria, (BX3., and giving other useful
information, are being distributed
to all important Pacific Coast
agencies in Canada and the States.
All-Expense  Tours
The new edition of the booklet on
all-expense tours announces two
new ones, a necessary development
because of their Increasing popularity. The new tours, one -covering
"Four Colorful Days" costing $66
and the other "Six Wonderful Days"
costing $70, begin from Banff westbound and from Field and Emerald
Lake eastbound.
Available to passengers on trains
3, 4, 13 and 14, these tours cover
and take in the scenic beauties of
the Rockies from many points that
were previously Inaccessible and
include 126 miles of motoring
through Alpine scenery.
Due to the increase of motoring
In the Rockies, the Company's service for transporting automobiles
over the roadless stretch between
Golden and Revelstoke, B.C., will
be dally this year as compared to
three times a week last year.
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
Algonquin Hotel at St. Andrews-
by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, should
enjoy additional business as the result of a beautiful poster depicting
golfing at that resort and a bright-
colored descriptive booklet.
Golf, bathing, tennis and fishing
facilities at St. Andrews are equal
to the best and improvements made
In the winter include an additional
set of hath houses at the bathing
beach for rent for the season and
the installation of talking picture
machines at the Casino.
Prospects are so good for the
coming season that the opening
date has been advanced, a week to
June 22. J. A. Cashman, manager
for the past three seasons, will
again be in charge.
Sees Much Value In
Recreational Clubs
John   E.   Hommel,   Head   of
Windsor   Club,   Speaks
Annual Dinner
at
Tribute to the Canadian Pacific
Recreational Club at Windsor was
paid at the annual dinner, President John B. Hommel pointing out
how that organization enables employees to meet on common social
ground away from work and how
the members have been pttiliggj
through the depression by sticking
together through thick and thin,
helping one another at all times.
About 250 Company employees
.and out-of-town officials were present and one of the features of the
evening was the presentation of
prizes to the club's most successful
bowling team which was composed
of Joseph A. Connelly, Joe Doe, J.
Fairbairn, J. Hobson, and L. W.
Wilson. Individual prizes were presented to Mr. Connelly, captain, for
high point average for the season,
Claude Purcell for the highest score
in three games, and James Lippey
for high single.
Pick E. Ward Jones
As New President
Of National Group
Company Official Heads
Canadian Holstein-
Friesian Association for
Coming Year
E.   Ward   Jones
Unanimous
election of E.
Ward Jones,
superintend e n t
of agricul t u r e
and animal • industry in the
Canadian Pacific's Department
of Natural Resources, as pre-
s 1 d e n t of the
Canadian Hol-
steih - Friesian
Association a t
the annual
meeting of that
organization    in
Toronto points directly to his success in the administration of his
department.
Mr. Jones' ability in the promotion of the livestock industry was
recognized long ago when, as a
graduate of the Manitoba Agricultural College, he was appointed to
a professorship on the staff of that
college.
His interest in Holsteins .which
places him at the head of the largest pure breed organization in the
Dominion, is concentrated at the
Canadian Pacific Supply Farm,
Strathmore, Alberta, where approximately 500 of these animals
constitute the largest Holsteln herd
in Canada. It was from this herd
that senior and grand championship
awards for females came in competition at the Royal Winter Fair
in Toronto in 1933, with the field
open to the best in the United
States and Canada, Strathmore
Wayne Sylvia wearing the ribbons.
O.P.B. Holsteln Herd
Under the presidency of Sir William Van Horne, of Dutch-American extraction and with a natural
prejudice in favor of Holstein-
Priesian stock, the Canadian Pacific
established its Holstein herd at
Strathmore. From this now famous
herd 60 cows' have made records of
more than 20,000 pounds of milk in
one year. They have held the
championship Canadian milk-producing record over a period of
years. First class for junior get-
of-sire and first for junior herds
also went to the Strathmore entry.
Intended originally as a demonstration farm and to furnish at cost
pure bred foundation stock for settlers in the Canadian Pacific irrigation districts, the Strathmore Farm
has fulfilled this function. Under
expert management it has also become essentially a supply farm,
providing the Canadian Pacific dining oars and hotels with milk,
cream, high-grade beef and poultry.
As far as is known, the C.P.R. is
the only railway company so provided from its own resources. Not
only self-sustaining, Strathmore
now shows an annual surplus. Its
direct manager Is George Jones, a
brother of the superintendent and
also an M.A.C. graduate.
Under the department which E.
Ward Jones controls other large
farms have been developed at
Coaldale, Tilley and Chin Coulee,
all with the objective held by Col.
J. S. Dennis, then Commissioner of
Colonization and Immigration, in
establishing this department, the
improvement of agriculture in Alberta and the improvement of livestock in> western Canada. Stock
from all^these farms is now in demand all over the American continent.
Dr. J. S. Rutherford, later transferred to the Board of Railway
Commissioners, was the first superintendent. He was succeeded by
George Hutton, formerly superintendent of the Dominion Experimental Farm at Lacombe. Mr. Jones
succeeded Mr. Huttoni in 1928,
coming directly from the management of the Alberta Stockyards at
Calgary.
Breeds Fine Sheep
Mr. Jones is especially prominent
as a breeder of Hampshire and
Suffolk sheep, the farm at Tilley
maintaining outstanding flocks on
its 30,000 acres, in addition to high
grade horses and cattle and purebred Percheron horses. At the
Chin farm, east of Lethbridge,
Aberdeen Angus cattle are maintained in herds from which steers
are produced and fed later at Coaldale and eventually shown in carload lots at the Royal Winter Fair.
Pour years—1930-'32-'33 and '34—
Canadian Pacific carload lots have
carried the Canadian grand championships.
A native son of Manitoba, Mr.
Jones was born at Carman. His
wife is a daughter of Andrew Graham, of Roland, Man., one of the
first Manitoban settlers to be
honored by the Manitoba College
of Agriculture, where his. portrait
hangs.
Mr. Jones holds many positions
of distinction in his highly specialized field. June 1st, 1935
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
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Company Bowlers
Win Winnipeg Title
"Hottentots" Are Champions of All Mixed
Leagues in Western City
Champions of all the mixed
leagues in the city of Winnipeg, the
"Hottentots," from the Canadian
Pacific, one of the first of the bowling organizations to include ladies,
won the Birks trophy and championship for the season of 1934-35.
This is the third time a Canadian
Pacific team has held the cup, which
now brightens a corner in the staff
office of the western lines' vice-
president.
The winners were: Miss Lillian
Breckman of the freight claims
office; Miss Alys Fairman, Mrs.
Stanley Gibbons, Stanley Gibbons,
of the vice-president's office, and
A. H. (Gus) Foster, engineering department, and league president for
the year.
The "Starboards"—also a C.P.R.
team—came second. They were Miss
Jo Phillips, Miss Mayme Oorbett,
Miss Jean Sutherland, Jack Kerna-
han and George Hillier, all of the
transportation department.
Winners in 1927-28
A C.P.R. team in. 1927-28 was first
to win the coveted cup, with 4M|slj|
May Pringle, general superintendent's office; Miss Kay Dent, general claims office; Ruth Bannon
(deceased); Robert Brough, general
superintendent's office, and Gavin
(Jrquhart, general accountant's office, playing. This team in the same
season also won the league champion cup and the Winnipeg Five-
Pin Bowling Association championship cup for the highest aggregate
score.
To close tlhe season, 80 league
members and their guests dined in
state at a function where nine of
their number were made honorary
life members. Four of these—Miss
Kay Dent, Miss May Pringle, Robert Brough and Gavin Urquhart—
were 'Canadian Pacific bowlers.
Each was presented w|fih a suitably
fcnsgribed certificate, Jim Lockie
officiating.
The year's officers are: A. H.
Foster, president; Miss W. Sharpies
(C.N.R.), vice-president; Charles
M. Jones (C.P.R.), secretary; Miss
M. Leverton  (C.N.R.), treasurer.
FAN-ROOM OF FAMOUS CONNAUGHT TUNNEL
Felix Edwards, left, Is seen at work with his chief, Engineer John
Cowie, on the ten-ton fly wheel in the fan-room at the Connaught Tunnel
in the Canadian Rockies.
Of Bulls and Bears and Japs
And Swedes—and Champagne!
Romance Invades
Royal Alexandra
Chef Schickele of Hotel
and Mrs. E. J. Baxter
Manageress of Coffee
Shop Wed
L. A. Schickele
Romance made
its way into the
culinary depart-
ment of the
Royal Alexandra
Hotel, Winnipeg,
this spring with
the result that
Lucien Alphonse
Schickele, chef
supreme since
the hotel was
opened in 1906,
was united in
marriage to Mrs.
Elf reda Josephine
Baxter, for many
years manageress of the hotel's coffee shop. The
wedding was a quiet one solemnized with low mass at the church
of St. Anthony with Rev. Father
Bdmundson officiating at 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning, May 8. The
bride and groom were attended by
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Connor. Present at the ceremony were the
bride's daughters, the Misses Hope
and Mary Baxter and her son,
George Baxter, and Gordon Schickele, son of the bridegroom.
The bride wore a smart hand-
knitted French boucle suit of zinnia
with brown taffeta hat and brown
accessories and corsage of lily-of-
the-valley and orchids.
On the day
before the wed-
d i n g, members
of the staff as-
sembled to
e x tend congratulations to the
couple, A. H.
Devenish acting
as spoke sman
and presenting
the staff's gift
of fiat silver in
jubilee d e s i gn.
The coffeeshop
staff pre senta-
tion took the
form of attractive boudoir accessories and a crystal
beverage room set, Miss Josephine
Fraser speaking on behalf of the
others.
Following the wedding dinner, a
reception and dinner were held in
the Windsor room of the hotel and
then Mr. and Mrs. Schikele left by
motor for a brief visit in the United
States. They will reside at 280
Scotia  Street,  Winnipeg.
Mrs. Schickele
Tales of the "Big Hole"
Through the Selkirks—
It's an Interesting Tunnel, With Stories Galore
It is a far cry from Singapore,
with its cosmopolitan crowds who
speak sixty-two different languages,
to Glacier, B.C., where Mount Sir
Donald towers a mile high and only
the roar of the 2-10-4's breaks the
silence of the mighty Selkirks. Yet
it was in the engine room of a
"teak-wood liner," plying between
Singapore and Great Britain, that
John Cowie, chief engineer at the
miiTroom of Canadian Pacific's Connaught Tunnel, gained his first mechanical experience.
Mr. Cowie, with Felix Edwards as
his assistant engineer, has charge
of the two 500-h.p. Diesel engines
that turn the great fans used to
blow the five-mile, double-tracked
tunnel clear of smoke. The machinery is actually set in motion
ten minutes before a westbound
train hits east portal—Ed. Crump,
photographically inclined operator
at Sturdee, six miles away, or Billy
Cragg or one of the brasspounders
down there usually giving the word.
The air is always blown downgrade—west to east—and with the
ten-mile-an-hour draft created, the
tunnel can be cleared in less than
forty minutes, depending to a great
extent upon the variance of atmospheric pressure and wind currents
on either side of the Selkirk range
under which the tunnel passes. The
wind velocity at the point where the
air is injected from fan to tunnel is
so great that a mere man cannot
force his way into its stream without being bowled over. Friend Felix
demonstrated how one can toss a
stone forward, have it go sideways,
by throwing a good-sized piece of
rock ballast Into the air current.
Torn from its forward course as if
by a mighty unseen hand, it was
flung twenty feet away in the opposite direction.
And Choosy Too!
Mr. Cowie came to Canada in
1910, joined the Canadian Pacific as
a machinist in the roundhouse at
Sutherland, Saskatchewan. He took
over his new position at Glacier in
June, 1934. Felix Edwards has been
with the Company for more than
fourteen years and put in most of
his service at Glacier, though he
admits having once associated with
"some motive power men down at
Golden"—adding, however, as if he
wanted us to believe that now he
can better choose his business associates, "but that was back in '21."
Jim Hyham is another long service
man round Glacier. Jim has been
agent there for a number of years
and has many an amusing yarn to
tell about "The Hole," as the tunnel
is generally called by the railfolk.
Inside the tunnel are nine telephones, from which the track patrolmen—two of whom work a 2%-
mile stretch apiece on regular
schedule from either end, may
phone to Jim in case of emergency.
One morning he was in the depot
hammering away at his "threshing
machine" when the phone jangled
in an especially frantic manner. It
was Gus Someone-or-other—plenty
flabbergasted, to say the least.
The Lost Bull
"Boss," he yelled, from the depths
of the tunnel, "Boss—thar's a bull
down rfiHah—what'll I do wit it?"
"The hell you say," retorted the
agent, "why don't you sling it—
same as you do outside?"
"That was very funny," thought
Jim—but poor, perturbed Augustus
in the tunnel didn't seem to think so.
"Aw—pleez, boss—if ya don' be-
lieve-^Iisten on the phone."
With a cynical look on his face
Jim listened very carefully on the
phone—cynicism gave way to astonishment—there was a mooing
noise over the phone—and, most assuredly, it wasn't Gus. So it came
about that an investigation party
actually found a full-grown bull;5^r]J
perfect health, two miles from west
portal. He came, in a perfectly gentlemanly fashion, with the party
until they reached daylight—then it
TWO PALS AT GLACIEK
Kenneth Hyham, son of the
agent st Glacier, fondles his pet
male-mute, " Husky," who was
once scheduled to Join some brothers and Bisters down at Little
America. Kenneth recently featured in a news-reel ski-joring* story
behind 'his pet. Both of them are
addicted to long: summer hikes in
the Selkirks.
was that Glacier was treated to a
real circus act. The bull went plumb
loco, kicked the unfortunate Gus
very severely and gave everyone
plenty of trouble before he was
eventually confined. By some freak
of luck the animal had fallen from a
slow-moving stock train, landed
unhurt in the darkness to be rescued from a sure death due to the
faithfulness of "Gus" Someone-or-
other to his railroad duties.
On another occasion, a Japanese
worker approached Mr. Hyham one
morning asking to be excused his
track patrol duty till "Three" came
through.
"Thank you very much, boss—
very much pleased for your honorable self to enjoy hospitality of
dark tunnel this morning," said the
effusive smiling gentleman from the
Land of the Rising Sun, where
Fujiyama and the "Empress" boats
reign supreme.
A Wise Jap
This sudden concession of honors
struck Jim as being pretty questionable—even allowing for the
Jap's unfailing generosity and
thoughtfulness for others on duty.
It was then revealed that the boys
at the fan-house had seen a nice
big black bear go trotting off into
the tunnel. The significant fact—to
the eminent Nipponese, anyway—
was that none reported having seen
Bruin trotting out again. Therefore
Jim and the Jap signed a pact—
neither of them would go Into the
tunnel until "Three" came through
—which it did, as it usually does,
and which was, of course, just too
bad for poor Brother Bruin.
From strictly "unofficial sources"
we heard the story about the day
the Duke and Ducfiess of Connaught
and the Princess Patricia christened
the tunnel back in 1916 and of how
Frank Peters saved the day with a
feat of diplomacy as yet unequalled
In Canadian railroad history. Briefly,
a flat car, fitted with seats and
hauled by a compressed air locomotive, was to pass through the tunnel
from west portal with a party of
prominent civil and rail officials. At
the east end, where the ceremony
was performed, were the dignitaries
in question and also a large number
of Canadian Pacific officials and
employees waiting to see the Princess break the bottle of champagne
against the tunnel wall—officially
christening it "Connaught" Instead
of "Selkirk Tunnel."
How Day Was Saved
The late Mr. Grant Hall told off a
certain person, who even now resides in Winnipeg, to look after the
case of champagne and to be sure
to bring along a tray and plenty of
glasses. It was not until the party
with Mr. Hall had nearly completed
their journey through Canadian Pacific's six million dollar project that
the horrible discovery was made—
Changes in Address
It is urgently requested that
shareholders of the Company
make a practicS of Informing the
Secretary's Department, Windsor Street ' Station, Montreal,
whenever they change their ad-
dess, so that they may receive
notices promptly.
Tennis Club at Sudbury
Is Reorganized for Year
Looking forward to another successful season, the Canadian Pacific
Tennis Club at Sudbury was recently reorganized at the home of
Mrs. R. Crawford. Announcement
was made that the Monck Street
courts would be available again this
summer. Ray Cook was re-elected
president, George Von Zuban chosen
vice-president, and Mrs. R. Crawford secretary. The decision was
reached to limit the membership to
60 players, the fee to be $5 for both
gentlemen and ladies and with no
fcajnapr class membership. Plans
were made to put the grounds into
shape and buy new equipment.
Heads Scouts Again
At the Canadian Boy Scouts' Association annual meeting held during the triumphal Canadian tour of
Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, E. W.
Beatty, K.C., LL.D., chairman and
president of the Canadian Pacific
Railway,  was  re-elected  president.
Visits Empress Hotel
For twelve years the only woman
representative in the Manitoba Legislature, Mrs. Arthur Rogers, was
photographed recently in the Empress Hotel, Victoria, on the occasion of her receipt of the King's
Jubilee Medal. She has been staying at the Empress for the past six
months.
Jubilee Booklet
A fascinating chapter in the life
story of Canada is embodied in a
booklet just issued reviewing the
history of the Canadian Pacific
Railway and dedicated to its officers
on the occasion of its fiftieth year
of   service   to   the   Dominion.
Quebec Hotel Chef
Is Cook for Kings
Louis Baltera Made Dishes
for Notables at Chateau
Frontenac
'Louis Baltera
Louis Baltera,
chef at the Chateau Frontenac
Hotel, Quebec,
who completed
25 years of service in May, can
prepare a dish
for a king and
has frequently
done it. His reputation attracts
many a yearly
pilgrimage to the
Chateau to enjoy some of the
special dishes he
has perfected.
He has prepared dishes for innumerable prominentv^Sitors to the
Chateau, including the present King
of England, during his 1908 trip to
Canada, the present Prince of
Wales, Prince George, Prince and
Princess Takamatsu of Tokio (brother of the Emperor of Japan), the
King and Queen of Siam, Lord
Willingdon, Lord Bessborough,
Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt,
the late Chief Justice Taft, Colonel
Lindbergh, and Admiral Byrd.
When Chef Baltera came to this
continent in 1902 from his native
Italy, he could not speak or understand a word of English, but he
obtained work in the Netherland
Hotel at New York and by attending night schools mastered both
English and French in six months.
After working at such famous institutions as the Astor, Crescent
Athletic Club of Brooklyn, Waldorf-
Astoria, and Cafe de l'Opera In New
York, he finally joined the Chateau
Frontenac staff in 1910, having
worked at the Quebec hostelry in
the summer of 1908 during Canada's
Tercentenary  celebrations.
W. M. Kirkpatrick Discusses
Steamship  Freight  Problems
(Continued from page 1)
never tried actual steamship freight
work. Let me explain very briefly
how steamship freight traffic differs
from railway business. Our Beaver
ships, for example, have an approximate capacity of 8,500 tons
deadweight of cargo. The cargo
space on one of these ships measures about 626,000 cubic feet. It is
necessary to know what each class
of cargo you are booking "will stow
in"; that is how many cubic feet of
space in the hold of the ship a ton
weight of each cargo will occupy.
We could, with some types of cargo,
easily collect enough cargo to fill
525,000 cubic feet, and still weigh not
over 4,000 tons. Going to the other
extreme a straight cargo of a heavy
commodity like wheat would end in
our loading the maximum weight
which the ship can handle—8,600
tons — without coming anywhere
near occupying 525,000 cubic feet of
space. Even today our experienced
and competent freight men have to
confer frequently with the Wharf
Staff, as to how the cargo can be
loaded and stowed to the best advantage, so as to enable us to take
as large and as paying a cargo as
possible.
Those who have not studied the
ocean   freight   rate   system   often
the glasses had been left behind!
Only the case of champagne and
the empty tray were aboard. It was
then that the inestimable Mr. Peters,
who had heard all, very quietly
crept through the darkness and
kicked the empty tray overboard.
The noise was as deafening as it
was unmistakable. With a yell of
dismay, Mr. Peters shouted, "My
God, boys—there go the glasses!"
The christening went off fine and
everybody was happy—but who got
the case of champagne remains a
secret harbored in the nearts of the
happy folk who must have shared it.
seem very puzzled by its results.
In a general way rail freight rate
men try to make their rates correspond somewhat with the value
of various commodities. They call
that " charging what the traffic
will bear," and on the whole they
charge less per ton for carrying a
cheaper commodity than for a
dearer one. Sometimes they run up
against difficulties in carrying out
this system, but by varying their
minimum carload requirements, they
are able to stick rather closely to it.
The general theory of Ocean freight
rates is that they are quoted per
ton weight of 2,240 lbs., or per ton
measurement of 40 cubic feet, the
higher rate prevailing. That is if
you offer a steamship freight man
a consignment weighing 2,240 lbs.,
and occupying 50 cubic feet, he will
charge you for 50 cubic feet, which
would be more than the rate for
2,240 lbs. If you offer him a ton
weight measuring 30 cubic feet, he
will charge you for the ton weight,
because that is for a higher rate
than the ton measurement would
give in that case. As a consequence, to take a case of a "Beaver"
ship again, we must charge a higher
rate per ton weight on hay than we
do on flour, although a ton weight
of hay is worth much less than a
ton weight of flour. This is because a ton weight of flour will only
occupy about 56 cubic feet, while a
ton weight of hay would take 200
cubic feet, and a " Beaver" boat
could take on 8,500 tons of flour, but
not more than about 2,500 tons of
hay.
A Fine Fleet
During the time that I have been
connected with this work we have
built up a fine fleet. On the Atlantic we have the two "Empresses"
(Continued on next page, col. 1.)
WINNIPEG "HOTTENTOTS" VICTORIOUS
Mixed Bowling: Leag-no:   The "Hottentots'1—Left to Right: G. H. Foster,
Alys Fairman, Lillian Breckman, Mrs. Stanley Gibbons, and Stanley Gibbons. Page 8
CANADIAN   PACIFIC   STAFF   BULLETIN
June 1st, 1935
WON HARRY G. McLEAN TROPHY
/The victorious " Canpac " team, winners of the Harry G. McLean Trophy
and the Club Cup in the " C.P.B. Recreation Club Five-Pin Bowling League
of Toronto" for the season 1034-1935. Names (back row), left to right—
B. Marshall, G. Keeler, E. Gunn, and H. Bescorla. (Front row), B. Davies,
A. Birnie and B. Moreland.
—the "Britain" and the "Austia-
11a"; the four "Duchesses"; three
"Monts"; and five "Beavers." On
the Pacific we have four "Empresses." The " Britain " and "Australia " carry a very small amount
of freight between Quebec and
Southampton, partly because Southampton is not a good freight port,
and partly because the " Britain"
is essentially a passenger ship, with
limited freight accommodation. In
addition she spends little time in
port, as you will realize when 1
remind you that she makes a round
trip between Southampton and
Quebec in 14 days, including time
in port.
The rest of our Atlantic boats are
excellent freight carriers. The
Pacific " Empresses " are of course
passenger ships first, carrying comparatively small cargoes. All our
ships are equipped to carry all
classes of high-class freight including that requiring cool-air or brine
refrigeration.
The ports to which our ships sail
are: LiverjTOol, Southampton and
London in Great Britain; Hamburg,
Antwerp and Havre on the Continent, and, on the Pacific, Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagasaki,
Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila.
I should like to make one point
very clear and that is that none of
our officers or employees have any
apology to make in regard to the
ships of our line, in connection with
their ability to carry freight and
give service. The slowest ships we
have are the purely cargo ships—
the "Beavers." Even they have a
sea speed of 14% knots, while sometimes in favorable weather they do
better and have even been known
to pas-i passenger ships of competing lines in the St. Lawrence. The
"Beaver" ships are perhaps my
particular hobby for the reason that
the late Mr. Walnwright and myself
strongly recommended that they
should be built, replacing our old
"B" class—the "Bosworth," "Bol-
ingbroke," " Bothwell," etc., which
were only good for 10 or 11 knots.
In addition they had no refrigeration and thus we could carry only
ordinary cargo, and they were so
slow that we had a hard time filling
them in competition with other
companies who had good combination passenger-cargo ships. One
important result of the "Beavers
is that we are getting the rail haul
on a much larger quantity of high
class freight.
Second to None
The " Beaver" ships are second
to none on the ocean as freight
carriers. Bar fog a " Beaver " ship
leaves Montreal on Friday morning
and is ready to discharge cargo at
7.00 o'clock on tEgl second following
Monday morning in London. This
fast and regular service secures for
us a lot of cargo and very favourable publicity. It may be interesting to know that with 75,000 cubic
feet of refrigerated space on the
" Beavers," the best refrigerated
cargo up to a year ago last fall was
about 40,000 cubic feet. The effect
of the Ottawa Trade Agreements
has been that on many occasions
since the Fall of 1933, we have had
more refrigerator cargo offered
than we could take.
During open navigation on the
St. Lawrence, steamship lines out
of Montreal handle about 80 per
cent, of the packing house products
originating in the Chicago territory.
I do not include lard, which can be
stowed in ordinary cargo space.
While I know that the cooler route
through Canada plays a part in
getting this business, we can claim
some credit for the prompt transfer
from cars to ship in Montreal, and
for the general efficient service
given. In order to accomplish this
sort of thing, it is necessary that
there should be the closest co-operation between Rail and Steamship
Departments, and we attribute no
little of our success to the excellent co-operation received from our
rail-operating  department.
Increased Efficiency
Operating officials will remember
that we used to have hundreds of
carloads of export freight in our
yards in Montreal awaiting the
pleasure of the steamship lines. Today this is. changed and generally
speaking freight moves through
Montreal each week for the steamer
for which it is booked, and little is
left waiting in the terminals. We
thus have clearJKjairway ..terminals,
efficient use of rolling stock and
both fast and more dependable ser
vice in delivering of traffic to consignees abroad.
The excellent joint service of the
Canadian Pacific rail and steamship
lines has played a definite part in
this improvement in handling export traffic.
On the ocean as on the land we
have all forms of competition. As
the ocean is neutral territory, no
one can establish a control over
ocean rates, such as the Board of
Railway Commissioners exercises
over rail rates. We have tried to
meet this by organizing conferences
of steamship operators, but some
lines refuse to join these conferences and maintain reasonable rates.
On the Atlantic we try to meet Uhis
by having contract and non-contract rates. Where shippers are
willing to sign a contract to give all
their business to the steamers of
Conference Lines, they get a low
contract rate. Where they are not
willing to guarantee this, they pay
the higher non-contract rate, or
normal tariff rate.
It may be interesting to you to
know that the Canadian Pacific handles quite a little traffic from Japan
to England, and to Northern European ports, making better time than
by the all-water route via the Suez
Canal. This business Is already considerable and I have hope that it
will expand steadily. I might mention that our time on silk from Yokohama to London, via Vancouver
and Montreal averages 26 days, and
on general cargo 33 days.
Interesting Shipments
You all know we brought out and
took back to England the ROYAL
SCOT train on a "Beaver" ship.
The train was handled complete on
one ship, the engine and tender in
the hold and the cars on deck. I
hope that tthe next time a shipment
of this kind comes to Montreal we
shall not have to dismantle it as
we did the Royal Scot engine. The
most pressing need in this port is
a crane capable of handling up to
150 tons in place of the present
equipment which handles only 75
tons.
Another Interesting shipment
which we finally did not handle, as
it went to New York, was a movement of silver amounting to $13,-
000,000 offered from Shanghai to
London last year. On first thoughts
this would not seem to be anything
extraordinary, but one must remem-r
ber that the silver dollar weighs a
great deal more than a gold one.
We calculated finally that this shipment would weigh about 1,100 tons
and would take 28 express cars
from Vancouver to Montreal.
A few years ago, motorcars for
export were boxed and naturally in
this condition we got the best possible stowage on board ship. About
ten years ago, however, the automobile manufacturers, with a view
to cutting down tjheir expenses, decided to try the experiment of shipping their cars unboxed, and some
non-conference lines carried and
still carry, a large number of unboxed automobiles. Some ships
were actually specially fitted to
carry these to the best advantage.
They were fitted with low 'tween
decks and elevators. This forced
the conference lines to adopt the
same policy and today a large proportion of the export cars go forward unboxed.
In the months of November and
December each year, we handle
large quantities of oranges from
Japan for Canadian destinations.
We have even carried them through
to London, England.
Lily Bulbs and Bees
Lily bulbs are another commodity
which moves from Japan to points
in the United States, and also large
quantities go through to England
and the Continent.
Silk is another commodity which,
in the past, formed a considerable
portion of our carryings on the
Pacific. Today, by reason of the
Panama Canal competition, and the
fast freight steamers now on the
route from Japan to New York, silk
carryings by way of Seattle and
Vancouver for overland movement
have decreased very materially. A
few years ago, our rail rate from
Vancouver to New York on silk was
$9.00 per 100 lbs., and at that time
the Pacific Steamship Lines, in connection with the Trans-Continental
Rail Lines, were handling 97 per
cent, of the traffic. Today, with our
rate from the Pacific Coast to New
York   $4.00,   the   Trans-Continental
Ancient "Cow Catcher"
Chateau de Ramezay at Montreal
has been donated one used wooden
pilot, or " cow catcher," to be added
to its collection of interesting historic articles. Used on a Canadian
locomotive .of by-gone days, this
pilot is believed to be the only one
in the Dominion and will be prominently displayed when the Canadian Railway Centenary Exposition
is held in July, 1936.
Value of First Aid
Shown In Accident
Doctor Was Surprised at Knowledge of Company Man and
Constable in West ,
The value of first aid training in
modern life was shown on the Calgary-Edmonton Highway in April
when the knowledge and ingenuity
of C.P.R. Investigator W. A. Fill-
ingham, ''il': Medicine Hat, and
R.C.M.P. Constable R. C. Fenn probably saved the lives of two Chinese
seriously injured in an automobile
accident.
Tearing up a fence post for
splints, the two men bound up the
wounds and broken limbs of the
Chinese and drove them to Calgary.
The doctor there commented that
he had never seen a first aid job as
well done as this case.
Medicine Hat officials of the Company also received a lettes from
R.C.M.P. Inspector E. W. Bavin, Calgary, who said: "I cannot speak
too highly of the assistance which
was rendered by Mr. Filllngham,
particularly of the efficient manner
in which he rendered first aid. I
ask you to convey our sincere
thanks for his valued co-operation
on this occasion."
Mr. Filllngham during the past
winter assisted F. Blakeman, C.P.R.
first aid instructor, at Winnipeg, at
the classes held in the superintendent's office at Medicine Hat, which
were attended by Company employees and members of the public
desiring instruction in first aid work.
Princess Travels Incog
On "Empress of Canada"
Golden-haired, 22-year-old Princess Catherine, of Greece, recently
crossed the Pacific Ocean on the
'"Empress of Canada," unknown to
her fellow-passengers with whom
she mingled freely and enjoyed all
the pleasures of ship life. After the
trip, a ywing woman passenger on
the same boat remarked: "I suppose if we had known we might
have all stood around waiting for
her to suggest deck tennis and this
and that. As it was, she had a perfectly good time—like everyone
else." Princess Catherine, who is a
cousin of Her Royal Highness, the
Duchess of Kent, is to sail on June
15, from Quebec, by the "Empress
of Britain" for England.
Happily Celebrate
Successful Season
Toronto Recreation Club
Five Pin Bowlers Banquet, Present Prizes'
Tribute to Wolfe
McLean Trophy
Railways are handling only about
10 per cent, of the traffic. The Panama Canal, with the improved
steamship services has captured
this valuable traffic.
We have carried bees from Vancouver to tlhe Orient. A few years
ago a steamship man used to count
on grain to fill up the ship at the
last minute; in other words, if four
or Ave days before your ship sailed
you found that you had some vacant space—there was no diffioiiity'
in securing grain to All up with.
Today, the situation is very different and, on many occasions, our
ships leave port without a bushel of
grain.
In conclusion I should like to
stress the fact that our facilities
for handling freight at slhip side
are of the most modern and most
efficient description. An outstanding feature is the tractor and trailer
system in use at Montreal and Saint
John, and recently fully dealt with
in the Staff Bulletin. By it freight
is handled three or four times less
often than under the old system re-
fsultdn'g in fewer damage claims,
faster time in loading and more
general satisfaction on the part of
our patrons.
Prize night
was celebrated
on April 5, at
the Royal York
hotel, Toronto,
by members of
the C.P.R. Re-
c r e a t i on Club
Five-Pin Bowling League of
Toronto, at the
term ination of
the 1934-19 35
season, when
the 85 members
attended a banquet at which
many officers of
the company
and e x e c u five
members of the
C.P.R. Recreation Club were
present as guests including N.
McMillan, General Superintendent;
B. J. Quilty, Superintendent, Bruce
Division; W. C. Beck, Superintendent, Trenton Division and H. S.
Ingram, Superintendent of Communications.
Mr. McMillan presented the Harry
G. McLean trophy—one of the finest
bowling trophies in Canada — and
the Recreation Club cup to the
1934-1935 winners — the Canpac
team, captained by Archie Birnie.
Honorable mention and prizes were
also given to the John Street Team,
captained by Bruce Barry, who
finished second, and Coach Yards
"A" Team, captained by Ernie
Miles, who finished second. Individual honors were taken care of by
Jack Josslin, high average bowler,
Ernie Miles, high single game, and
Tommy Routliffe, high three games.
During the season, inter-city
matches were played with the T.H.
& B. Railway Company's Bowling
League, also the sister Recreation
Club from Montreal. Competition
was very strong in these games,
and the resultant friendly rivalry
has done much to promote good fellowship and friendship amongst
those participating.
The past season has been the
most successful in the history of
the Club, both as to attendance and
competition. New clubs have asked
to enroll next year.
Salesman Advises
Service With Smile
One hundred and seventy pounds
of soil recently brought to Canada
by the Canadian Pacific "Duchess
of Bedford" will be used in sentimental commemoration of a great
hero. This earth, taken from the
garden of the Vicarage, Westerham,
Kent, the birthplace of General
Wolfe, will be placed around the
jubilee memorial in Montreal, so
that the flowers can grow in soil
from the British general's native
land.
Office in North Bay
Has First Transfer
Leslie C Lorimer Member of
Original Accounting Staff
Goes to Toronto
Leslie O. Lorimer
Richard Cooney of Tickets
Sales Staff Suggests Way to
Gain Goodwill
Richard Cooney, ticket salesman
in Windsor Station with more than
22 years' experience, has commented
in an interesting manner for " The
Bulletin " on the difference between
a ticket seller and a salesman.
"If you just sell a passenger what
he asks for you are a ticket seller."
he says. "But if you can sell him
a return ticket instead of a single
by showing him that it will save
him money you may be called a
salesman."
He continued: "Now if we want
to be called salesmen and not ticket
sellers, we must show the public the
advantage of buying a return ticket;
also tell them about the new rules;
in other words show our goods and
show the public how to travel. In
this way, like no other way, we will'
make friends for ourselves and for
the  Company.
" I have found from past experience that it is not what you say so
much as the way you say it! It
is not what you do so much as the
way you do it that counts when
dealing with the public of today.
A smile is man's greatest asset as
a salesman, but unfortunately few
of us realize it. A smile is God's
creation and man's common heritage. Let us make more use of it.
It will make our work easier and
our  services  more valuable."
Leslie C. Lorimer, of the Algoma district
accounting office
at North Bay,
Ont., has been
trans ferred to
the Ontario district accounting
office at Toronto,
a promotion that
brought him
the congratulations of his fellow workers at
an informal
gathering when
he was also presented with a pipe and tobacco
pouch. Following a congratulatory
address by J. O. McCarthy, district
accountant, the presentation was
made by Frank C. Forster, chief
clerk. Mr. Lorimer went to North
Bay from Farnham, Que., in February, 1933, as a member of the
original staff at the inception of the
present accounting system and his
transfer is the first from that office.
Young Messenger
Upholds Traditions
Aids in Capture of. Burglar and
Holds Accomplice at Bay
Until Police Arrive
Through h i s
assistance in the
capture   of   one
n e s r o
and by
another
s i n gle
burglar
holding
at bay
handed
until the police
arrived, brawny
17-year-old
Harry Williams,
messenger in the
Company's telegraph office at
Windsor, O n t,
lived up to the
Harry Williams    best  traditions
of the service.
Returning home at midnight after
his work, he saw a Mrs. Daragon
and her two daughters on the porch
of their Mercer Street home screaming for help. Dashing into the house
he found Mr. Daragon in a terrific
struggle with a giant negro who
had just ransacked the house but
who was subdued quickly with
Williams' assistance.
Suddenly another negro, believed
to have been an accomplice, tried
to enter the house and rescue his
pal in crime, but was roughly
pushed outside by Williams. He
made a second attempt to enter and
this time the door unfortunately
struck, young Williams, knocking
him backward, but the nimble-
footed messenger showed his agility
and courage by regaining his balance and throwing himself full
force against the door before the
accomplice could enter, catapulting
him back on the verandah, where he
took to his heels and fled without
asking for more.
The end of the story was written
later in police court, when the first
negro was sentenced to jail for two
years and AMIiams' heroic part in
the  drama was  related.
CHAMPIONS OF THE CP. (VANCOUVER)   5-PIN BOWLING LEAGUE
Shown with the window-full of silverware which they captured for their prowess at toppling: the "maples "
during the winter season, they are from left to right: T. R. Clark and Mrs. W. H. Purchase, winners of the
Gent's and Ladies high single; T. B. Duncan, Mrs. H. P. Proctor, W. H. Duggan (captain) Miss M. Featherstone,
F. J. Mann, comprising the winning team; Miss B. Studd  and Hedley Firbank, high three-games winners.
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