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 From the
FILES of THE VERNON NEWS
Ten Years Ago—Thursday, December Z, 1937.
Farmers in the North Okanagan and Salmon Arm areas
received approximately $40,000 this year for their commercial pea plantings.—Clair McPhee, a popular figure in
Okanagan sports circles for the past two decades, died suddenly Monday night.—Suffering a cracked vertebra, Ernest
Schunter, lumber pole contractor, drove his car over 25
miles of rutted, narrow road from Sugar Lake to Lumby
Sunday to medical attention.—Dr. J. E. Harvey was elected presidents of the Vernon Curling Club at a meeting
Tuesday. Ai C. Liphardt was named vice-president.—Vernon's sports arena is to be supervised by a group of five
taxpayers acting as a board of directors with power to carry
out any policies deemed beneficial.—Vancouver's Local
Council of Women, the B.C.F.G.A. and the B.C. Fruit Board
are co-operating in a campaign to develop a livelier and
more informed interest in the use of B.C. apples.—Last ;
Friday's and Saturday's fall of heavy, moist snow played
havoc with communication lines in Vernon and Kelowna.
#       *       #
Twenty Years Ago—Thursday, December 8, 1927.
L. L. Stewart has announced that he will seek re-election as Mayor of Vernon in the coming civic elections.—
Repairs on. the local skating rink are progressing favorably and, weather permitting, hockey practices will begin
around the -middle of the month.—Shareholders in the
Vernon Fruit Union authorized the directors to build a new
packing house, if one was needed, at a shareholders' meeting held in the Agricultural Hall in the Courthouse on
Saturday afternoon.—A musical comedy, "Sylvia," was put
on in the Empress Theatre on Friday evening by the St.
Andrew's Players, before a7 capacity crowd.—Rt. Rev. A. J.
Doull, Bishop of the Kootenay, returned recently from a
visit to the Slocan and Nelson portion of his Diocese.
Thirty Years Ago—Thursday, Dec. 6, 1917.
Vernon and immediate vicinity has subscribed $239,000
for the Victory Loan Drive, it is announced by Mayor Shat-
ford, the general chairman.—A civic bylaw to which little
attention is paid is that prohibiting riding of bicycles on
the sidewalks. G. Ross, of the customs Office, was knocked
down by a bicycle on the sidewalk last week. The rider did
not even stop.—W. A. Lang, formerly a prominent resident
of Peachland and now chief of the division of publicity,
Dominion Department of Agriculture, was in Vernon this
week.—On Saturday night, November 26, the police-mada.-
a raid on Chinatown and in one house the keeper and 17
players of fan tan were rounded up. The following Monday
in court before Magistrate Heggie, their bail of $20 each
for the players and $50 for the keeper was estreated as they
did not put in an appearance.—A fire occurred last Friday
afternoon in which a stable and storage shed on Lyons
Street were destroyed.
porty Years Ago—Thursday, Dec. 5, 1907,
V       The Royal Horticultural Socje^*o#^tSreat Britain has
^AHSWCdefiLid^^ Columbia govern
ment exhibit of fruit. Oscar Brown Shipping Co., Vernon,
has been given a gold medal also.—The third annual dinner of the St. Andrew's Society was held on Frdiay night
in the Royal Hotel and about 80 men and women attended.
—At the City Council meeting on Monday night, Mutrie &
Mutrie submittejcyu^^ north "of Him
StrjeJ^4©^T",*5nown as Bushy Park.—The flour mill at
^"•Enderby is working day and night at present get-
f ting ready a big order of 50,000 sacks of flour for China
and Japan.—V. C. Maddock states that eight cars of steel
pipe are now being laid at*Okanagan Centre, and he is quite 1
confident that the irrigation system will be completed bvA
l^ttie first of April. ?       _,
Fifty Years Ago—Thursday, Dec. 2, 1897.
Frank McGowen, City Clerk, treasurer and collector,
has resigned because his private, business was encroaching
so much upon his time as to make it a matter of difficulty
for him to attend to his public duties. Four applications
for the post have been received, but no decision has been
made yet.—The Council has appointed Fred Billings as
city solicitor at a salary of $150 per year. He is to handle
all legal matters and to act as returning officer at the
polls.—Thomas McK. Lambly, for many years a resident of
the Interior, passed away at Kelowna recently. With his
brother, he was for some years owner of the townsite at
Enderby — It will afford satisfaction to many old time
friends of Capt. T. D. Shorts, the pioneer navigator of
Okanagan Lake, to learn that despite the many rumors to
the contrary, the gallant and irrepressible captain is very
much alive. From the time he left Vernon for the distant
north some two or three years ago, no word was received
until recently when Thomas Ellis, of Penticton, was sent a
letter.  Capt. Shorts is in the Klondyke, it is reported.

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