Timmins Newspaper Index

Porcupine Advance, 21 Aug 1941, 2, p. 5

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‘THRSDAYX®, AUGUST 218T. 1941 WESTIERN GANADA Canadian Pacific Five or six hundred fans attended the baseball match at Timming on Aug. srd, 1921, when Timmins defeated Iroâ€" quois Falls 9 to 5. Up to the sevinth innings it looked like a win for the Falls, but as The Advance said at the time, "the talilcon went up in the seventh and Timmins had a win in a walk." STOPOVERSâ€"will be allowed at any point in Canada on the going or reâ€" turn trip, or both, within final limit of ticket,on.application to Conducâ€" tor:; also at Chicago, Ill., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and west, in accordance with tariffls of United States lines. Twenty years ‘ago The Advance was issued a day earlier than usual on acâ€" count of the regular puwbolication day (then Wednesday) being on civic holiâ€" day. Just as the Transâ€"Canada highway is the centre of attention today in this North, so twenty years ago the newsâ€" papers were full of the proposed highâ€" way be‘iween Timmins and Porquis Juncetion. At that time it will be notâ€" ed that the mecessity for the Ferguson highway was In mind, but The Advance was first urging the local road as the more necessary because the Governâ€" ment was hdlding down expenditures in this part of the North to a minimum. In the issue 6f Aug. 10¢th, 1921, The Adâ€" vance said:â€""Tenders are being called crossing at COnnaugnt . qguis Junction. Tenders har.ds of Mr.C. M. Full: Development B T a nc Builldings,Toronto, On next, Aug. 15th,;as will | advertisement elsewhere This would indicate t stretch of road from Po quis Junction will be cu Excursion tickets good in Tourist, Parlor and Standard â€" sleeping cars also availabhle on payment of slightly higher passage faltes. plus orice of parlor or sleeping car accommodation. ROUTESâ€"Ticktets good going via Port Arthur, Ont., Chicago, Ill., or Sault Ste, Mariereturning via same route and line only. Generous optional routings. for the cutting, burning, stumping and grubbing ofâ€"righâ€"ofâ€"way for a trunk road from the Frederickhouse River crossing at Connaught Station to Porâ€" qguis Junction. Tenders must be in the hards cf Mr. C. M. Full@rton, Northsrn Development B T a ncoh, Parhameont Twenty years ago the tax rate for the town of Timmins was set at 45 mills for separate school supporters. That was before ‘the town had so many public works and conveniences» all of which have to be paid for. At the same meeting of council that struck the rate Mr. F. M. Wallingford discussed the question of the desired annexation of Mattagami Heights to the town. He said it was scarcely necessary to point Ralph Diapolo.® The second stretch, from Connaught to Porquis Junction, a distance of approximately ten miles, is what is now being adveriised for tendâ€" ets to be submitted." GOING DATES DAILY SEPTEMBER 12 TO 26, 1941 RETURN LIMIT: 45 days T wenty Years Ago ho h: e eP L C L AP e AL h: P LA «it :i P e C From the Porcupine Advance Fvies Excursions Full particulars from any agent John W. Fogg, Limited Clear B.C. Fir Vâ€"Joints; Gyproc; Hardwood Floorâ€" ing; Vâ€"Joints and Shiplap: White Pine Featheredge; Clear Fir and Pine Doors in Stock Sizes; Sash in Stock Sizes RD sSCHUMACHER PHONE 725 TICKETS GOOD TO TRAVEL IN COACHES Lumber, Mine and Mill Supplies Coal and Coke Lumberâ€" Cement, Building Material, ° Coal and Coke, Mine and Mill Supplies IEAD OFFICE YARD BRANXNCH â€"OFFICE TIMMINS KIRKLAND LAKE PHONE 117 PHONE 393 64 to 69 Globe and Mail: Italy has yet to win either a battle or a campaign in this war. Annihilation of an Italian naval force which tried to raid Malta thus is in the best Italian tradition. In the NOFA. series for the Dickâ€" son Cup, Timmins dropped two points to Kirkland Lake twenty years ago, the score being 4 to 3. There were 500 people on the grounds here for the game, though the population of the town then was less than a sixth of what it is today. Twenty years ago the North Land had a mystery and one that has nexer been fully explained so far as The Adâ€" vance is aware. It concerned the findâ€" ing of a dead body near Kelso. At the time The Advance made the following reference:â€"**While picking berries lateâ€" ly about a mile away from the town of Kelso, Mr. Andrew McDonald of that place discovered the dead body of a man in the bush. The bones were covered over with the man‘s coat, the pockets of which were turned inside cut. There were two bullet holes in the head but nowhere in the vicinity were there any signs of a revolver or cther weapon, thus suggesting it was not suicide though of course passersby might have taken the gun away. The identity of the dead man is a mystery, and indeced the whole case‘is surroundâ€" ed by mystery. The discovery of the body has led to all sorts of stories, and ‘heories in the district, nearly all the suggestions, however, failing to agree with the facts and clues in the case. Among the theories was the one that ‘he body was that of Mr. Ambrose Small, the missing theatre owner of Toronto, but there does not appear to be any foundation for such a theory may explain the identity of the dead man and may eventually lead to the discovery of the guilty person or perâ€" sons if a crime has been committed. The body has apparently beem lying out in the bush for a year or more. One theory that has much to support it is the effect that he death may have been due to accidental shooting, but against this is the fact that the body was apparently searched and valuablés taken away by someone." ‘he body was that of Mr. Ambrose Small, the missing theatre owner of Toronto, but there does not appear to be any foundation for such a theory or any reason for the suggesiion, exâ€" cept the fact that the Small case has been prominently before the public on account of its mystery. As soon as the body was discovered Provincial Officer Hughes, of Cochrane, was notified and was soon on the ground and took charge of the gruesome find. Conâ€" stable Hughes has been diligently working on the case ever since and it is understood that he has clues thas out the advantages to the town of this proposed annexation, while the residâ€" ents of the townsites concerned would only be too pleased to join up with Timmins to secure water, fire protecâ€" tion, police protection and electric light. The council passed a resolution favouring the annexation and said that when the necessary petition was subâ€" mitted from the residents of Mattagami the council would certainly give the matter due consideration. 20 Pine St. N., Timmins, Phone 1135 and 40 Main St., South Porcupine, Phone 285 REAL ESTATE INSURANCE STEAMSHIP OFFICE Available in Timmins, Schuâ€" macher, and South Porcuping, for commercial buildings, apartment houses, new homes, and improvements. Paid back by monthly payments over a number of years, On First Mortgages To Settle Argument |© 'Abuut Establishment ® h oi Radio Qtatlon Local Station Here Since December 7th, 1933 Recently there has been an argumen, in town among some groups of friends as to the time of the establishment of the local radio station in Timmins. The guesses, or estimates, or reâ€" membrances, or whatever the right. word in the cas> may be, have ranged from 1930 to "four or five years ago," while the month was variously designâ€"» ated as "early in the year," "in the summ@," ‘"in the cold weather" and "early in the fall." The discussion eventually became so heated tha‘t there were several who backed their opinions with bets. At this staze of the proâ€" ceedings The Advance was called into the discussion, and had no difficully in settling the question by consulting the fyles of this paper. "I came here in 1934," said ons of The Advance staff, "and the radio was going then." That made the hunt through the fyles an easy matter, especially as memory recalled the fact that the event of the cpening took plazce in "bleak Deccmâ€" ber." The issue of Decemiber 14th, 1933, of The Advance, gave a lengthy and dGdetailed azscount of the opening of the radio station at Timmins, as on the previous Thursday eveningâ€"that is, Thursday evening, Dec. Ith, 1983. The event was opened with a banquet at the Empire hotel, followed by a broadcasting at the Goldfields theatre. There was an Oorâ€" chestra breught here for the occasion from North Bay and this orchestra also played at a dance held at the Riverâ€" side Pavilion after the theatre event. There were 150 at the bangquet, includâ€" ing the chairman and commissioners of the T. N. O., the mayor of Timâ€" mins (R. Richardson), the town clerk, all the councillors, managers of disâ€" trict mines, and many other leading business, professional and industrial leaders of the toiwn and district. Mr. Roy H. Thomson, who had a radio staâ€" tion at North Bay, and who promoted the new station here spoke at some lengih on radio matters. Mr. David Miller, of Toronto, was master of cereâ€" monies, and Mr. Tommy Darling was the first announcer. One of the notâ€" able addresses at the banquet was that of Mr. Jos. A. Bradette, who referred to the notable work done by F. E. Wood, of Iroquois Falls, The Advance, The Northern Tribune of Kapuskasing, and The Cochrane Nonthland Post in fostâ€" ering radio in the North. The banâ€" quet was broadcast from the new staâ€" tion. Later in the evening the guests repaired to the Goldfields theatre where a programme was presented from the stage, this also being broadcast over the new station. Many local people took part on the theatre programime, these including Mayor Richardson, Mr. Chas. Pierce, and several others. Exhibit of Handicrafts at Red Cross Hospital Toronto, Aug. 20â€"First exh bition of handicrafis made by Canadian soldier patients in England was held on Sunâ€" day, August 10th, at No. 5 Canadian Military Hospital, attended by a large crowd of visitors, including Viscount Bennett and Lord and Lady Astor, is cabled report received from Red Cross overseas correspondent. He stated that the congregation of Every Canadian motorist who sets out to put down his consumption of zasoline and oil by half is being asked to place a 50â€"50 pledge sticker m his motor car.. Authorities hope that within a very short time the which does not carry this sticker will be the exception. Eightsenth Century English styles continue to be the choice of many Americans. This pleasant living room with Georgian and Regency furniture has a green carpet and a pair of green velvet sofas, More than 600 Oanadian and British soldiers are at present: receiving car2 a> this large military hospital, whigch was erected by the Canadian Red Cross through gifts from the people of Canada. â€" These patients, after being trained ty Miss Sylvia Skimming, supervisor cof Handicrafts, made nearly 4,000 art‘cles by hand, including rugs, string shoes, lea. her work,â€" bookâ€"bindâ€" ing, »etec. Ccocupational Terapy, under medical direction, is stated to aid not only in the recovery of wounded solâ€" diers, but also in the tsaching of pracâ€" trades. ' | The champion in the exhibition, which was organized by Reverend Capâ€" tain B. ~J. Warr, hospital â€" chaplain, from / Saskwville,. N.B.; : Eric : Moor, Winnipeg, Man., specializing .in rugs, who took

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