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IN THIS ISSUE:                      VOL V II I , ;\"0. 8.     C
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IIRL\;>O C A III L L,
Associate          Ed it o r             T HE MAGAZINE OF NEWFOUNDLAND

                                                                             A U G UST, Hnl             Vol. VI II, :\0. 8
C II AR L ES C L,\ Y,
O tta wa         Ed ito r

                                           (a: ;>OE RAL A RT ICLl:S
\ . R . SeA''' ' E L L.                    .\ Iet't ~I r. 'I in\. !                                                  12
RO;>O "OLLETT,                                 Ih Do n w. S. R va n
Co n rriburine Ed ito r s
                                            U p ' l n The Ui ~ cit," (I -o      ut 3)
                                               Ih R on PoliCH •
                                            The l la , - of T Ill" R aH'!'l                                     .... :111
J.   II . SA U;>OIlERS
                                               By , I. " F. H a rring to u
Busill l;" ~ s    :\la naJ.,:er
                                            A X am e for t he Ca r Fer rv                                            3fi
                                            Nal n Ca lli n l-;                   .                               ... 37
E. C. 1I0 0 ;>OE.                              By Ad el a id e Le it ch
A dn'rt is ill R        .\ lalla~('r
                                                                              e
                                            T he .\I a n at Beav er ......, ...                                      3!J
                                               By .-\. R . Scam m e ll
                                           F1CT I0;>0
.\ t1an tic G u a r di an is
pu hl ished b)'        G ua r -            Sh ip wrec-k                                                              lfi
di a n A s sociat es L t d .,                 By J o h n P. T'rehc y
% \\"3 t (, T Street. St.
john'«, Xfld . Au th o r -
ize d as ~ l"coll d ('l a s s              ' L\ ;>O O F T HE " O;>O TlI
:\Ia il Post O ffice De -
pa r tme u t , 0 I t aw a.                   Lab ra d or Sk ipper                                                    42
. iubsc rip r io n     r a t e s
$2.00 a         ye a r    311)"'           POETRY
wh er e in t he wo rld,
Sin g-Ie    CO IJ1{'S   2Oc.               The Los s 01 T'he M ill-::!-{it'                                          IS
I'r in ted h )' (; U3 rr!i.' l1
 I'res s ,       Limit ed.        91'>     T o d a v's w ea th er                                                    H'
\ i" ilter                 St .
                 S t r ee t ,                 l\ y 'R . T . Liv n h a rt
J ohn ' s , X fld . . Ca nada ,
\l o:1 Ireal O ffice : ISD   n             IIE I'ART" EI'TS
S r . Ca tln-rim- St rvet
\ \'I;"SI
                                           G uardia n An g:les-U y Ur ia n Ca hi ll                                   3
                                           T h e Editor's Pa ge                                                      II
                                           N ewfou n d la nd Albu m                                                  21
     MEM B ER :                            A. G . Pla shhack : A ug:lI''l' .\I c·c·t in !{                           34
 A U D IT BUR E AU
O F C I RCULATI O NS                       Spurti ng: Arou n d-Hy' Uun g: Smith                                      4fi

                                           Pi ct u re Credits : Page... I~ . I :~ . II - Do n W . S. R va u :
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                                           P ages 16. 3i - Ad e la idc Lei tch : P.lgC. :!1-2-I- Ewa n Youn g;
                                           Page 3 1-( lOp ) Da ily Xv w-.. (ho tt o m) R o yal Canadi an
                                           ~ <I ' Y : Pag e I:!-Garl antl Si llt lio : P<lg"e -IK-J o , e p h tic Ca w .


                                                            COl er Pictu re: , r i t h anep t.lIlce o f h i......tory .
            Allantic Guardian's Platform                    " L u kcv'v Bo.II : · h ) T h e Can adi an Ba nk of
     To make Newfoundland better                            Comm e rce for pu hlicarion in a numher of
       known at home and abroad;                            Ca na d ia n III aga Ii Ilt·!'l wi th n ati on al circu la -
     To promote trade and travel in                         l ion . ' li c- ac' l F. Harrin g to n ha- a d d ed .1
                                                                            h
       the Island;                                          ~ Iitl ering" laurel 10 h i... o wn a n d X cwfouud-
     To encourage development of the                        la n d '... lite rary sh ie ld. " or e po we r 10 t he
       Island's natural resources;
                                                            pc n of t h i... talented yo u n g" Xcwf oundl andc r!
     To foster good relations between
       Newfound land end'ber neighbors.                     ( P h o to hy Garla nd St udio}.
                                                               ~
                                                             ~rJJ\
                     PHI LeO
                                  Famous
                                                               f1~ x
                                For Quality
                          The W orld Over


Year in and yea r out you wi ll always f ind Philco leaders in
the ir f ield . All wave electric and ba tte ry Receivers in ta bl e
and console mode ls, Rad io-Phon og raph -Com b inatio ns, Port-
ab le Radios, Ca r Rad ios, Album-Length Record Players , Re -
frige rato rs, Fre e ze rs, Ele ctric Ranges , Tab le Cookers, Heater s.



Also Electrical Appliances
such as He ating Pad s, Mixer s, Waffle Ba ke rs, Tossters, Irons,
Liq uid ize rs.   Distr ib ute d by




Ihr~ Store\. L:;
   ,~~ib~1~'lii'~) 'J,I~·Z/,'~!~I~j•••••~

     WATER STREET                                       ST. JOHN'S


                                                 ATLA:-iTIC GUARDIA:-i
                                                   YOUR BUSINESS . . •
                                                             AND OURS
                                                   XC'"      nll il d i ll ~" - R en o vat io n s
                                                                  R em odelf in g
                                                             Xew St- ue I' reut s
                                                        \
                                                       .. u th ori zed Di ..rri bu to rs for
                                                       Pittsh urgh Pa int s, Lum be r ,
                                                        " 'intl ow Fr am e s, Sa..lies ,
                                                     Doors, Flu e Lin e rs, Ea rthe n-
                                                        ware Pipe , Builde rs' H ard -
                                                      wa re . ~1olllclin ~s . Wall ho a rd s.
                                                      R oofings, Paint ers' Suppli es
                                                     EV lm VT IlI1"G T O II IJI LI I
                                                               A1"1I R EP AIR
                                                   Ca ll u s for est ima tes :
                                                    ..


          by BRIAN CAHILL
                                                    B. Stokes & Sons,
 • when. m 3n~- . lllallY ~ e'I P' ago,                    Ltd.
tied o u r too rh hrust b , oth er shirt an d              Genera l  Co ns tr uction
('o py o f H o rat io Algc rs " Fro m R ags lO                  n u ild in~
                                                                        Supplies
Ri ch es" into a bundle. ..lung th e                   26 Gear Stree t, St . J ohn's
hu n d le over our sho u lde r o n the en d              P h o n es: 32r_ - 7657
                                                                         f1
o f a long st ick a n d set fo rth to co n -
I(u e r th e world . we we re n o t un aw ar e
t hat ce r ta in pcrif s a wa ite d the un -
..ophivti rated country ho y in th e dan-           H umber Motors Ltd .
go w u.; can yon .. of th e B i ~ Cit y.
                                                               ~l ollnt    Bern a rd Road
    Our Uncle Pa t. a wide-rangi ng sea -
mau . ha d warned us ag-ain<q t he peri ls                      C O R l'O EI{ II ROOK
of th e :\l ickcy Ffnn 10 such good cf -
feet that we developed e ye-st ra in fro m
narrowl y wa tc hi ng e\er)' move of the                          Modem Building
soda jerks wh o prepared th e ch ocola te
icc cream sod as wh ich we re o u r favor-                            Stock Room
itc refreshm ent a t th at lim e .
                                                                  Repair and Paint
    And Aunt Bid d y. a m aid en lady who
ma de .1 tr ip to Sydn e y. ~ .S .. in 1904                             Shop
a n d wa .. fo llo wed h om e o ne ni ght h y                        Ser vice Shop
a wh il e sla ver tb in lv di sg-ui..ed as an
. \ n~ l i n n cu rate fro m th e n ea rb y
ch u rch. ex p at ia ted 10 .. uch a n ex te n t
                                                                 Sol e I)is tri h ul or,
011 t he da nge r of spea king to st ra n g-              in     \ r cs l Xe wf ouudf and
e rs th at when a n o ld lady of 80 o r so                                for
a sked u s 10 help her across th e stree t
 we virruouxlv roared : " Scr am, sister,
                                                      I NTERNATI ON A L
or I 'll ca ll a rop " and we re almost             Tj-u rks        a nd      Fa rm   'Tractors
1,lI rh c d hy ch iva lro us pa .... r ...hy.
                                   e

AU G UST , 195 1
                                              As the ~cars went 1)\ we took thin~
                                            ;t Iittle (..avier but still kept a wary
                                            eye Ollt for affable st ra nge rs peddling
                                            gold hrirks, shares in the Sun Life
                                            Bu ild in g , and so on.
                                               It is more in sorrow than in anger.
                                            th e ref o re. th a t we have to record now
                                            tha t, whe n we we re fin all y dipped,
                                            th e fe ll d eed was d on e n o t by a city
                                            slic ker b ut by a character possessing
                                            th e authentic acce nt a nd all the out-
                                            ward appearance of ;1 TlIAAcdly hone.. '
                                            Xcwfoundtandcr.
         WORLD 'S LARGEST                       Il l' came into our xroru rcat office
                                            the other day with a la ic of woe that
         MANUFACTURERS                      wou ld have moved the veriest Scrooge
                                            to tears of pitv. .\ n honest mercha nt
              of Finest                     sea man he sa id he was. on his way 10
                                                 n
                                            sig- on a f rei ght er. Un for tu na tely h e
    NEWFOUNDLAND                            was tem po rari ly 0111 of fu nds. (T h e
                                            impression we got was that he had
           MEDICINAL                        spent h is meag-re resources buying ice -
                                            cream for ..irk orphans and on other
         COD LIVER OIL                      corporal works of mercy). He won-
                                            dered if. as Iellow-Xcwfoundlandcrs.
EX I' ORTEll A LL OVER T ilE                we cou ld advance the price of his fare
                                            to t he port. where h i.. ship awaited .
W O RUI J:\" STEEL IlR U)I S
                                            li e woul d rus h i t h ack hy first avai l-
A:\"II    T I:\"· U :\"EII     IIARR E LS
                                            able m a il a nd rem em ber us i ll his
                                            p rayers fo re ver a f te r.
A LSO      LA I{GE J'lHmU C ER S
                                               \\'e ll sir , 10 make a lon g story sh ort.
                    OF                      h e pitched so fine a t a lc that the
     TA:\" KE Il      C O li    OI L        heart- of the eutirc staff of our ~I o ll ­
                   FO R                     trcal office were touched. .\ particu-
   I:\"II U ST RI AL I' URPO SES            larlv lender-hearted -rarrer unbolted to
                                            the tune of ten dollars and our Irieud.
                                            with eloquent protestation.. of grat i-
   \Vire for Lowest Prices                  tude ,IIHI touch ing reference to th e



w MUNN l~ CO
                                            ste rl ing qu ali t ies of t he Xcwfound -


 i\.                                        la nde r w ho i.. a lways w ill illg to he lp
                                            out a descryi ng cnunrrvm an . h u rr ied
                                            o ff to catc h hi .. ship,
                                               I t is needl ess 10 say , we SUPP(l'>(".
                LIMITED
                                            that thai was the last we heard Of
                                            sa w of him ,
St. J ohn's         Newfoundland
                                               .\ sad hlow to our Iaith . An ever
                                            sadder hlow to the pocketbook of the

                                                          ,\ T L \ :\"T IC G UARlII A:\"
si nce re son l who was di p ped fo r ten
o f hi s h ard -ea ru cd hu rk s. an d a le"l~ l
110 1 SOOIl Iorgoucn hy ;lII Y o f u s.

•   \\ ·c ll.   011   10 1II 00 "C   cheerful subjects.
\ \"c h;I\"C a J ncr this month fr om
,Irs. Ma u r icc Pelley. formerly ~I i n nic                           T . A. B u ild ina
\l Ho res of Bro ad Co ve , B.D. \ ' .. now                 D u ckworth S t ree t         St. J oh n '.
of 133 Butler A ve n ue . Roselle Park •
.'\'ew J c rsc ~ . who wants to know if we
are the dl ;IP who married Gwen Lc-
C row . ;llso of Broad CO\c.                                  J. T. SWYERS CO., LTD.
  We checked this with the lillie wo-
man and found out that ~cs . we arc.
Wondcrful place Broad Cove: \'cry                                   IMPORTERS OF
prett y Kirl s there.
                                                                    Provisions, Hardware,
    'I rs . 1' (' lI c ~ was interested in the ac-
rount given here some time ago of the
                                                                    Dry Goods, Coal, ere -
Xewfou nd lundcrs who discovered that
litany It a lia n ..teres in the United                             EXPORTERS OF
States StlKI.:, dried codfish under t he
                                                                    Dried Codfish , Fresh
name of Ba rcala .
    " I also S;IW SO        IllC sa lt fish in a smal l             and Pickled Salmon,
Ita lian I-{H.( 'ClY nc ar here ," she says .                       Pickled Herring and
..It was p laced n ea r some vege tables                            Turbot, Caplin,
a nd i ll tryi ng to make the lad y u nder-
                                                                    Dried Squid,
sta nd . she sa id . "Oh . Baccal a ."              Bu t
I t lUllll-{ht she W           ;IS ref e rr in g to t he            Cod liver Oil,
" Broccol i" an d so I ke p t sayi ng i t was                       Ligna n Berries,
t hc fish I wa nted.                                                etc .
    " We ll. we fi n a ll y go t t he fish a n d .
o f ("(HIrSe (li e sa lt pork fo r scru nc h ius
- so m c d a y we Illa y get t h e h ard tack
a nd m ake h rc wi s."
    .\ 1rs . I' d Ic y h as fo nd m em o r ies of
"d ea r ol d Salem . or ne w Salem
\\" c sp e n t sOllie time t ryi ng to lo cat e            BONAVISTA
th is plan.' 011 the Ill;tp before b ein g                 NEWFOUNDLAND
w id with SO            llie aspcrit v that Sa le m
is thl..' n a m e of t h e school in Bro a d                     Established in 189-.
Cm e which has p rod uced Illa ny a
famed schol ar, among whom arc n UIH-                                ESTABLIS HED 1101
herod several teachers a nd clergymen
of note in the affairs of Xcwfo und-                          J. B. MITCHELL & SON
land .                                                                  LTD.
                                                            Co mm iss if)n M t'TChan ts a nd B rok er s
 • W c sumd penitent before 'I iss A .
                                                                W AT ER STREET EAST
Butler of vt ou t rca l who renews her
                                                                      ST. JOH:-; 'S
su b scr ip t io n        to Atl antic Guardian

.\ Ur ; UST , 195 1
•
                       CNR 'S DUPLEX ROOMETTE BRINGS YOU


~NIGHT.AND.DAY~ ~                                                                LOW COST

Something new in roun d -the-clock t rave l en joym en t is              ~
                                                                         f1           "
yours in Canad ian National's sm arr dup lex room ett es.                     VI
                                                                            ~ ~
H er e's all t he p ri vacy and co nve n ienc e o f a bedroom -                     •
at on l y 10 p er cent mo re th an l o uier ber th fare .                                   I
    When yo u' re read y for slee p. pull o ut the deep-               '1:~e5 ':fw~~i~~~:r~~~
cush io ned. fo am r u bber bed - alrea dy m ad e up . Sleep              you r easy choir!
so u nd ly in ai r-co nd itioned comfo rt. In th e morning. fold
                              away the bed an d en joy a leisurely
                              wash in yo u r o wn roomett e. Y ou
                              have you r own to ilet and w ashing
                              faciliti es . .. w ell -lighted m irrors G~nerous m irr or space ,
                                                                            101$ of light.
                              for purring o n you r m ak e-up . . .     You r own toilet and
                                                                       washing fac iliti e s. too.
                              yo u r o w n temper at ur e co nt ro l.
                                  By day, loun ge in co mfo rt o n th e sof t. re stf ul ,
                              fo am rubber seat . .. if yo u like an afte rnoon na p,
                              just pu ll out the bed and enjoy fort y w inks.
                            /     N ext time yo u crave I, ask Ca na dia n N ati on al
                              a bo u t duplex roomettes.




                                                                  ATL,\I'TI C GUA R Dl A:-O
  "with the h ope        thai   I   will   get   it
  pro mprl v."
                                                          TO AMB ITIOUS
       " It is alway s a month laic
   Xcwfoundf audcrs look forward to re -                  YOUNG
  rei vi ng t his magaline .    . do n't you
  t h in k I a m ri ght to grtunble>" sh e                NEWFOUNDLAND ERS
  ';;lyS.
    You a rc a bso lu te ly right to grumbh ,               A BUS INESS COURSE
 d ea r su bsc riber. and no o ne regrets                   ;s a valuable train inl'      a n d asset
 ilio n t ha n we th at the m ag azin e h as.               to a JWra-on no ma tter       w hat pro-
                                                            fession or oc cupation       th e y ma y
 ill the p a ,,1, som etimes been lat e .                   dedele to maJc e th e b-     li fe work .

     " 'c    .;ay "in the pavt' however, be -            Our Standard of Training has been
                                                         ma int ained during the war vears
 cause ,     now that we h ave moved back                a nd is co nt in u ing on that high "level
                                                         with improve -
 ho me       to X ewfotrndland. we ex pec t              me ar s and ad -
 t b in gs    will be much bet ter.                      dit ion s  whe re
                                                         an d when po s -
    It was quite ;1 cho re p u bfish m g and             sihle.
 ed i ti ng in ~ I ontrcal . printing in xcw
 Bruuswirk a n d dist ributing in Xcw-                     In fo rmati on
 Io u nd la nd and th e 1II0st of Xorrh                       free o n
                                                              request
 Am eri ca .
   Xow t}wt hoth printing. publi shing-                   W.A. STECH, C.A HALIFAX.
 a n d ed i to ria l work a re all centered                 Pri ncipa l     N •• •

 in St . J o h n 's we ex pc ct to he o ut eve ry
 mon th Oil t he dot , like clockwork.
   \ Ve h o p e everybod y wi ll he much
 ha p p ier.
 • \\' j ll i am     Hames       who descri bes
 himsel f as ";1 T r in it y Ba ym an fro m
:~!1 9    Unio n Ave n ue . El iza hct h , New
.Je r.;e y" , is h a p p y a lready ,
   '" alii g lad to k now t ha i A tla n tic
Gu ar di an ha s 'go ne ho me ' ," he says .
" Yo u h ave m y hc st wisbcs-csucccss fo r
th e future ."
    '" W.IIll to sa) " ,I word of prai se for
Ron Poll err's writings . They a re ccr-
t' linl y true to lif e sto ries .   . kee p
lip th e good work . Ron , aud long m ay
yOlIl- hi g ji h d raw ."


• From 56 Huut fu gdon Road . ~ Ii l to n .
M a ss, co mes a not e fr om Amelia A.
                                                      A sk for your copy of "Personal PI,w ning"
Stroug. en cloxing ;1 xuhs criprion for               at yout neighbourhood br anch • . . today.
her bro t he r. Ch eslcv C. ~' u r(e ll . 208         There' s no ob liga tio n-ex a p t 10 y ourself.
S toughton Ro ad . Cutld fo rct. Surrey ,
                                                      BANK OF MONTREAL
En gl and .

,\ ur: lJST,    HI5 1
   'I I'" Slrtl1lg" ,1)'11 wanted a ("(IllY o f
                 J
our 'l a y 19.· I issue for the foll o wi ng
     ·le,
iutr.. ti ng- lea,o n:
   " T h e re were I WO articles i ll it , OIlC
abo ut a nd a no the r b y, a Lat vian edu -
cuter (t h a t would he A. Vuldma uis,
the director of e r u uo m ic developmen t
of Xewfoundlaud) who wa s brough t
to Xcwfoundland h,               'I I'. Sma ll-
wood (t h a t wo uld he J oe y).
   "Sh o rtl y be fore th ai o ne o f my
SO ilS. who is living in Quincc y, :\ Iass.•

told me th a t a Latvia n professor wa-s
living in an a pa rt m e nt in th e same
hou se . H e had been in hoth Ru ssia n
a nd Xazl conccntrar ion camps, h ad
esca pe d a n d h ad com e to th is co u n-        TRAVEL A GENTS
                                                    ST   JOHN·S. N EWf O UNDLAND
try.
   " I t occurred to me that th is ma n .              OFFICE IN
his name is Bonga , I believe. wo u ld
                                                  NEWFOUNDLAND HOTEL
he in terested in reading- about a CeI·
low-cou ntryman . so I gave m y so n t he           Telephone 3062·3
mag-ali ne . w ell . h e was more th an
me rel y i nte res ted. h e wa nted to know
wh ere h e co u ld gel a (·o py . O f co urse
Everett {th is wou ld be the son ) told
                                                         Exporters:
him I would he glad (0 gi "c it to h im .
which 1 wa ...
   " H e was acqua inted wit h the sub -                  FISH
ject o f t he a rt icles a nd h appy to kn o w
whe re h e was . since h e ha d lost
sig h t of h im ."
                                                            and
• \ " it h 'I rs. Stwng\ brother. a b o ve.
now getting his A ll anlic Guard ia n ,
                                                   FISHERY
Surrcv., England . m H"t be si mp!,
swarming- with o ur su bscribers.                 PRODUCTS
    \\'ell a nyway . there a rc t wo of th em
t h ere a nd we ca n pnn'e t his h ,
Co mma nder A . 'Iad lc n n o tt . of Cam -
berlcy. Surrey. wh o wrote u-, a long
a nd interestt ug letter ,ome ti me ago.
a nd w ho i~ h e re aga in th is mo n t h
wi t h th c fin a l. dcfiu !tc word O il this
Tuns a n d Mu rrs bu sin ess of wh ich
you Illa y hale heard :
    00 1 arn su rprised ; 1( a bavma n n o t
knowing all a bo u t Tuns a n d Mu rrs ,'

                                                          ATL,\;\;TIC G UAIU)L\;\;
rln- Couuuaudcr sa~s. " I ll SI. J o hn 's
and lip and down the Southern Sh o re .
rhc Tun- i ... the (OIllIlIOIl Gui flcmor .
and the         ~11Irr i... a Ruvnr-hifl . T h e
S l'a -p i ~ t'on
                is the Hlack Guiflemot ; the
Black Guillemot ; the Hull -hird is the
Li ll ie Auk: th e It ound i ... the Long-
tailed B lick ; Ga m· hird is the male
                                           a
Eider-duck: Shelf-bird is the .\I erg- ns es
or Saw -hi ll ; Loon , the Great Xorthern
Dive r: and others which I have for-
gottcn.
                                                    GRAND BANK
    " T h e na m es I h av e gi ven are t he
COlliIIIo n En gli sh , or boo \... nam es. T he
                                                    FISHERIES LTD.
Xcwfo u u d la u d nam es fo r th ese bi rd s
ar c prolMh ly verv o ld W est Cou ntry             VESS EL O 'VNERS,
\\'on l-; of perhaps t he lith ('cllt1lry.          1'1l0 ll UC ERS A:>ill
    " .- 11 sea d uck s and dhing- hirds arc
       \                                            EXI'ORTERS OF
quite pa larahle when properl y cocked              COli FISH . CO IIOIL,
;11111 arc generally appreciated in the             II EIU U :>i . s.u.xrox
                                                               G
outports and in m;lIlY other parts of
the world . I wa .. sta u o u cd in the
Faro e Isla n d s for two ~ e;lrs during the        GRA ND BANK
late war and Puffin ... . Guiflemots and
 Kittihawks were all regarded as choice             NEWFOUNDLAND
food to offer a guest. Stewed Gui flc-
mot      W,,,  a , -cry Iavoritc dish in our
                                                    Cahle Address-
    "So llie 300,000 of thc.".. e hirds are
taken ne ry yea r h v t he Fa ro e isla n d-        "G RANDFISH"
crs a n d a n eq ual 1I11 1l1her o f eggs.
    "As" r il le only t he hrcu ts a nd legs
al e eate n ; they shou ld he kin n ed a nd
scalded before conking-.          Onions do
;,\OT gu well with ...ca -hird s, hut
crauberries. marsh berries or any o ther
sharp wild fruit i.. ;1 pl ea sant accom -
paniment.
     " I h ave several recipe... for coo k ing
...ca hird v. also ...cal a n d whale meal ,
if anyone is interested."




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                                           E XP ORT I ND USTRI ES IlIVISION
                                           Specia lists in Seal Ski n s, Fur-t-ier Skins,
                                           Sea l Lea th e rs , Sea l and ot her Ma ri ne Oil s.
                                           H ides.

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                                                     1I
               "AT HOME
             .
             In     every province                                        \        !

                                                                ~ . li\ I,\ ~ "
      wh erever l O U go . . . . in th e ~( ari t i m e s a s well as in a ll      Ca na d ia n
      provinces . . .. yo u ' Jl fin d '''est on 's products "a t h o m e" . . .   . servi ng-
      m an y t housa nds of Canad ian: famili es . .. . ass uring t hem of         a q uality
      o n wh ich th ey ca n a lw a ys re ly.
      Yes, w esto n's is "at h o m e" in e\:ery p rovi nc e beca use , ~'ea r in   and   ~·ea r
      ou t, Ca na d ia ns fo llow th is sou nd buyin g r u le-
                              A lwa ys buy the best -          buy




               BREAD -          BISCUITS -           CA KE -         CA NDIES
          GEORGE             WESTON              LIMITED - CANADA

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TH E      ED ITOR 'S          PAGE


    •     Top Honors For Local Writer
1\ T EWFOUNDLA:-':D             w ri ters ( and others less fortunate , puffed out
.J '\..    their chests wit h p ride the ot her day wh en a Newfou ndla nder
climbed rig ht to the top of the li tera ry ladder and p ull ed dow n o ne of the
choicest cheq ues of the year-and fo r a story o n Ne wfoundland.
    Competi ng with the top w riters. both men and w om en . all across the
co untry . St. .Iohns-bom Mi chael Harrin g ton slit ope n a telegram o ne
mo rni ng to f ind inside an o ffe r from th e Ca nadian Bank of Com me rce
fo r F irst No rt h A merica n Ser ial Rig ht s fo r hi s stor y. "Luk ev' s Boat. "
Th e sto ry. to be pu blished in earl y N o vemb er as part o f th e Bank 's
national. fu ll-dress adve rt ising sche d ule. will ap pear in seve ral we ll -k no w n
magazin es across the co untry.
      A ll of w hich goes [ 0 show that Newfo und landers arc sufficiently
capa ble of producing first rate li teratur e, whe n they set th eir m inds to it.
      Newfo undlanders know "M ike" H a rr in gto n bett er as "The Barrel -
ma n," aut ho r of the tidbits of loca l new s that co me over Station VOCM
on the F . M . O'Leary L td. prog ra m. For the same firm. he ed its the
mo nthly " N ew fo und lander."
      Mr. Harrington 's busi ness life beg an. not in the w riting field . but
wi th the Department of Public H eal th an d We lfare. Newfoundla nd Com -
mission of Government . in 19 3 7-41.             From 19 41 to 19 43 . he was
stationed at Fort P ep perrell with th e U nited States E ngi neer D epart ment.
A lthough h e had begun broadcas ti ng in J a n uar y 19 3 7 w ith th e o ld D o -
mi nion B roa dcastin g Co rporation. it was no t until 19 43 th at he resign ed
fro m the U .S.B.D to becom e " T he Barrclm an ."
     H is record as an auth or is alread y an env iable on e, Au th o r of tw o
books-"Newfound land T apestr y" ( 1943 ) and " T he Sea is o ur D oor -
way " ( 1947 ) - he is no w hard at w ork on an oth er o ne- appropriately
eno ugh , "C reative W riti ng in Newfo undland," A prolif ic writer. he has
co ntributed to vario us Ca nadia n and fo reign magazi nes and is a reg ular
co ntributo r to At lantic Gua rdian , So me of his wo rk appea rs in this issue.
    In September. 1947. he ma rried Kat her ine Smyth of St. .Iohns. and
they have 1\"'0 so ns, Michael and Pa ul.          ( Me. Harringto n does no t sa)'
whether or nor the)' are going to fo llow in his footsteps . ) Along the
way in his heav y schedule. he also fo und himself elected to the National
Convention in June . 1946 , as repr esen tat ive of St. John's W est .
    Asked ho w he felt abo ut h is lat est success. he just smi led happily ( al-
tho ug h a little dazed ly) allowed th e sta ff of A tlan tic Gua rdia n to touch
the gilt -edged telegra m . and dri ft ed o ut of the o ffi ce. mutterin g abo ut
anot her sto ry.
      We hope he gets right down to j t . No t o nly is "Luk ey's Boat " a
nice perso nal achieveme nt, bu t it sho ws wh at Ne w fo undlanders can do in
th e literary fi eld .
                                                                                     II
                      Meet Mr. Mink I
       by DON W. S. RYAN                   market fo r lon g fur and there was
                                           an increased demand for sh ort fur,

M     IN K ran ch in g in Newfo und -
        la nd is a h ighl y profita ble
                                           he s tarted mi nk ran chin g o n an ex-
                                           perim ent al basis.
business but it requi res a few years         Fro m the origi nal three o r four
of ex perie nce in mink raisin g plu s     mink . hi s ranch ha s gro w n to such
a good invest me nt of int erest and       a p rop ortion that h e ha s to d evot e
labor before the business pays o ff.       all h is t ime to mink raising. To-
   " It' s a good profitable bu siness."   day he is th e o n ly full- time ra nche r
sa}" Pie rce Gi lla rd of Sp ring dale.    in Sp ri ng dale a nd has upward s o f
'but it is not o ne th at yo u can build   th ree hundred m ink o n hi s ran ch.
up ove r n igh t."                         An d he is st ill ex pandi ng and in-
   A nd he should k no w.                  creasing hi s breeder stoc k.
   H e h as o ne of the fin est ranch es       Last year h e nett ed th e h igh est
in the No rt h an d is the most suc-       pr ice yet for h is pelt s since h e
cessful rancher in the Sp ri ng da le      st arted ranchi ng-averagi ng eig ht-
area.                                      een doll ar s a pelt.
   H e started in th e m ink ran ching         The o utloo k for thi s year is
business so me te n years ago. \Vh en      more enco uragi ng and h e expec ts
the bottom dropped out of th e             to ave rage mor e. By th e end of
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the year he expects to market about
$4000 worth o f the profitable fur.
    Pie rce has three varieties o f mink
on hi s ran ch --Silver Blu es. Dark
Sta ndards. H alf -Blood Sil ver Blu es.
and Black C rosses. Hi s Silv er Blu es
 fetch him th e best pri ce. w ith Dark
Sta ndards fallin g next in l ine. Last
year th ey br ou gh t him $30-$35
a pel t.                                      Pie rce Gilhud of Spring:dal e 'lakes
    Feeding cos ts are low as the re is       :\1ink -raising: a hili-tim e business.
ple nty of fish a few fat ho ms off
sho re. As a result of cheap feed            wh ile returns during hi s beg inning
his prof it marg in is hi gh.                 years. D uring this ti me. he has to
    F rom m id -M ay to m id-N ov ern-       con centrate o n buildi ng up h is
ber he can trawl o r catch cod and           breeder stock that will soon yield
o ther fish alo ne th e sho re. E xclu d-    him the expected returns.
ing th e cost o f h is lab or. h is mink         T here are ten ranchers in Spring-
feed costs him practically nothing           dal e altoge ther a nd among th em
during th is seaso n.                        they have upw ards of a tho usand
    During the o ut-o f- fis hi ng seaso n   mink . Fix ing the av erage expected
he uses so me comm ercial feed and           price at twe nty do llars a pelt they
w hatever fresh lo cal meat he can           have bu ilt up an industry that will
reason abl y bu y.      Every year he        bring some $20.000 into the com-
usuall y bUY6 tw o horses which cost         mun it y by th e end of th e year.
him around forty dollars each. H e               Bi ggest prob lem conf ronting the
ha s his br eeder sto ck to feed dur ing     Sprin gdale ranchers is th e lack o f
th e winter season.                          refrigeration . They are hopin g to
             A Fish Diet                     solv e this probl em co-o peratively
                                             but have enco untered so me di ffi -
   Hi s peltin g sto ck is bred around       cult ies. T hey have o rganized the m-
the latter part of Ma y and earl y           selv es into a fur farmers' assoc iatio n
J une and is read y for killin g by          and have secured a gra nt of $7000
mid- N ov emb er. It is eco no m ical        from the pro vi ncial go vernment fo r
for any seaside rancher to breed his         the setti ng up of a refrigeration
mink during the early fishing sea-           uni t. .lf the projec t goes th rou gh
so n because at tha t ti me he is as-        it will mean lower ranch ing cos ts
sured of a plentiful supp ly of fish         for them during the w inter seaso n
foo d.                                        and an assured supply of fresh feed
    T o feed hi s 214 k its a nd 65          thro ugho ut the year.
breeders he needs h alf a barrel of              M ink ranchi ng here in the Nor th
mash ed food each day.                       is setting a pace fo r the rest of the
   Althou gh th e pro fit s are att rac-     islan d.
tive. a rancher starting o ut in busi -          Biggest rancher in the Notre
ness must not ex pect any w orth -            D ame Bay area is Todd Burto n of
AUGUST, 1951                                                                        13
Th is is the en te r p r mnq town o f Spring:dal c wh er e mink-ranch in g is a n nn-
po r ta n t industrv A n ew hospit al is being: huill h er e ;,nHI a bran ch or th e lt a uk
o f No va Scori a now ser ves the town .

Beaumo nt . w ho started ranc hi ng a            learn fi rst han d the problems of
few years ago a nd, tod ay. h as a               m in k raisin g. O n the co mp letion of
ranc h of so me five hun dr ed m ink .           thei r co urse t hey are give n a bas ic
H e emp loyes two m en o n h is ra nch           breeder stock as a start in mink
and is increasi ng h is breede r stock.          ra-sing.
His ranch this summer is reported ly                 If the scheme is successful and
being used as a training school for              enough you ng people show interest
the area.                                        in the project. by 1955 the mink
   Certai n such ra nches th ro u gho u t        ind ustry shou ld be off to a good
the p rovi nce are selected as trai n ing        sta rt and by 19 6 0 it should have
schools w he re yo u ng peo ple wh o             the spo tlig h t amo ng OUf m ino r in -
are interested in th e vent ure ma y             dustries.

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II                                                           ATL,.\~ TI C    r. U"\RDlA~
          'The Loss                        of 'The Maggie
Yc fishermen who know so well                W h o see ks its prey to gel.
Th e dangers of the deep ,                   Sht" hove right o n us . hut         hoped
Come listen to a sad. sad talc               H e r course would alter yet.
And join . your tears to weep.
                                             " 'e shouted loud. in wild despair.
'Fo r the loss of the schooner ~f aggi c     Too late -an awfu l cras h :
 With thirteen precious lives                xcxr moment o'er o ur . sha llow craft
 II .IS left so lIIany h om es to mo urn     The h u n g ry waves d id dash .
 Fo r h usba n ds, sons an d wives .
                                             Th e scenes that fo llowed .t h e n , 0 God!
T h e )f;tggic. Capt. Blu ndon,              Th ey're hranded on Illy bra in :
For St. John'S did set sail .                And rather would I join the drow ned
Filled lip with fish .•rlso codoil           T ha n witness it again .
And lumber to the rail.
                                             Fur in these waters there began
.\ 1 10. forenoon , Xovcmber five ,          .-\ desperate fight for life.
Th e ~faAAie sailed awa)"                    ,,'h en brother saw a brother ..ink ,
FWIll happy homes in Brooklyn,               And husband saw a wife,
III Bonavista Bav.
                                             Th e screaming of those d~ ing men
I. ig h t wind did waft her on her course.   \ " as dismal for to he ar:
1.i~ht .hcaTtcd wa s her crew ,              Far. far fro m homes "IIHI frie nds tbev
Wh en Friday evening off the Xarrows                 loved .
The City ca me in view .                     Th e ir wives a n d ch ikrrcu dear.

O ur h o pes ra n h igh . our hears were     Of twe nt y-three wh o lef t t hei r h o m es
         g lad .                             Upon that fateful morn ,
We '\ I KHl .. ha ll tr ead the shore•       Thirtee n at last were h ush ed in death
.An d turn to cash the fruits of toil        And never can return .
 UpOIl the Lab rad o r.
                                             .- n tl the name of the steamer 'Tibe r
                                              \
Th e cit y lights chc~ seemed to greet       \\'i11 fall in years to (orne
And welcome us to town :                     O n th e ca rs of the Brook lvu people
wheu Captain Blundon cr ied " ~ { y          Like the sound o f a funeral drum.
       bovs .
.\ steamer".. bearing down ."                   M r. R. Bugden of 46 Morrison
                                             Ave .. Toronto. sends in the above
Then through the semi-darkness               verses which he wrote down from
Of a glorious star-lit night .               memo ry. They were written, he
The Tiber. hou nd for xt o m re a l,         says, by one of the su rvivors of the
Loomed up be fo re our sig ht.               ,Waggle , lost in a collis io n w it h the
                                             stea mer Tiber o n Novem ber 7 th .
Lik e un rel ent in g mo ns ter   fierce      1896.
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                       SHIPWRECK
                A Sho rl Story

            by JOHN P. TREHEY

    I   N the late Au t u m n of the yea r
           1896 a sta u nc h little ba rq ue
    was sai ling u p t he eastern an d
    rugged coas t of 1 ewfo undla nd.
         It was o ne of these clear . crisp
    brig ht Fa ll days w ith a good breeze
    p utti ng white caps o n the deep
    bl ue. choppy sea a nd sending the
    wh ite. mounta inou s clouds across
    th e su n's face and o ut over the
    horizo n.       So me ti mes, sil houetted
    agai ns t th e distant h or izon o ther
    little ships. close reefed . wen t by .
    a n d. in freq u anrl v. a steam boat
    wi th J ribb on of smo ke tra ili ng
    o u t in fr on t.                              ocea n. J ohn M ur ph y. th e sk ipper.
         The littl e sh ip d o ggedl y p ushed     loll ed by th e kick ing wh eel wit h
    th e seas as ide as a pl ou gh p ushes         J o e S m ith. crew m ember . M auri ce
    t he soi l. In th e ri ggin gs th e wi nd      M ean ey. the m at e. lean ed by the
    whist led a n d b elow th e ropes an d         m a inmast lookin g o ut ac ross the
    tackl e crea ke d continually . The            sea. Uncl e Uri ah Br own a nd \Vi lly
    ca nvas a lte rn ate ly changed fr om          Sm ite relax ed ben eath th e " j u mbo,"
    da z zlin g whit e to dark grey as th e            This w as a lmost th e en d of thei r
    li ttl e vesse l h eav ed fr om port to        goa l for w it h in th e Tyke was th e
    sta r bo a rd a nd ba ck aga in . O cca-       fru it o f th eir labors- a load of
    sio na lly a WJ\' C bol d er than the          pre cio us Labra dor cod,          On t h is
    ot he rs jum ped o ve r th e bulw a rks.       ca rgo each m an o n boa rd h ad built
    fell o n t he spot less d eck. tric k led      hi s h o p es a nd d ream s. It h ad mea n t
    across to t he o ther side . left a lon g      lon g h ours at J sp li tting table a nd
    da rk st rea m th at glistened in th e         a n early rise at dawn to raise their
    su n ligh t. a nd d epa rt ed b y m ean s of   traps. It h ad mea n t sore ha nds.
    the scu ppe rs,                                ac hi ng m u scles a nd w ea r y labor.
       The crew of t he Tyke we re                 b ut each ma n felt no w t hat it was
    scatte red le isu re ly o ve r h er deck.      wort h all t he hardship. H a rd sh ips
    All's we ll a nd sailors haw little to         of t he past su mmer gave way under
    do w he n they have a good bo at. a            th e satisfying th o ugh t of having
    good day . J fine breeze and a large           obtained a full load. the money it
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l
   wo uld brin g a nd a few m or e              h e had enjoyed and wo uld ag ain
  dreams realized.                             enjoy in th e vi llage wi th th e bo ys
      Since we ighi ng ancho r on th e         o f hi s own age and int erests. H e
  Labrador three days befor e, th ey           for go t the old man by hi s side
  h ad ma de goo d h ead wa y. Now,            w h ose o nly wa nts we re a p ip e. a
  they were we ll up th e Newfo u nd-          s up ply of toba cco for the w inter, a
  Ia nd coast . T om orrow , if th e           bit of grub and a w arm bed.
  weathe r held . th ey wo uld be h om e.          A nd so th e da y progressed and
      M aurice M ean ey s ti rre d. The        th e little Tyke wi th it. Each m an
  mate was a tall . h eav y -set man           aboard was th in ki ng br igh tl y of
  with b ushy eye- brows, w h ich whe n        th e future. They m ad e good way
  lo w ered. m eant terribl e an ger but,      durin g the day and kn ew that on
  w he n raised in merrim ent , mad e          th e m orro w th ey wo uld be t ied up
  eve n th e bo rn pessimi st lau gh .        snugly at th e v illage w ha rf.
  From early boyh ood, h e had                     A s U ncle U r iah, who doubled
  drea med of sta nd ing on th e deck of      as cook and spare spl itter, we nt be-
  his ow n schoo ner, with a crew of           low h e no ticed a few dark clo uds
  h is own, and wi th th e sale o f this       rising in th e west. What was a
   cargo h is dream s w ould co me true.      bit of w ind a nd ra in ! It, lik e
  H is savings wo uld have reached th e       dail y chores. mu st be tak en in o ne's
   price of a schooner.                       en-ide. A nd so w hist l ing a "co me
      To Sk ippe r J ohn Murph y, h om e      all ye' h e bu sil y set abo ut the task
  port meant a we ll stoc ked sto re          of pr ep arin g the even ing m eal for
   roo m , ano the r trap and a new           five h un gr y, hard y m en .
  m a insail fo r th e Tyke-h is " little          A s the eve ni ng wa ned th e wi nd
  pr ide and joy ", as he called h er.        b egan to w his tle th rou gh th e
      J oe Smi th , behind th e Skipper,      shr ouds. The m en o n b oard th e
  a nd a-s traddle the whe el h ou se         Ty ke bega n to pr epar e fo r th e
  pla yed idl y wi th th e w heel, an d h e   ni gh t . securi ng barrel s and anyt hi ng
                                              loo se on th e deck. A fter su ppe r
  too tho ug h t o f to mo rrow and th e
                                              th e m ate and J oe Sm ith roo k ove r
  sale of th e fish. H e ha d vowed
                                              w h ile the rest of the crew ate . \ Vith
  tha t. in the sp ring , " fish or no
                                              eve ry h ou r th e w ind increased and
  fish. " h e wo uld see com pletio n o f     beca me cons idera bly colder. B y
  h is drea ms, too. And h e th ou gh t       eleve n 0 ' clo ck th ey we re experi -
  of a dark -eyed, slender gir l.             enc ing a gale; at mi dn ight they
      U ncle U ria h B ro wn an d \Vill y     k new they were in fo r a ro ug h ride
  Sm ite we re " tak in ' it easy. " They     but they confident ly ex pected th e
  we re men of few wo rds but they            littl e Tyke, w ith good seama nsh ip ,
  felt deenly.                                to ride it o ut as she had don e so
      " W ell. me so n , ve' Il soo n be      man y tim es before. T he Ski ppe r,
  havi n' yer fl in g," U ncle U ria h said   wh o was standing wa tch wi th
• to the yo u nge r ma n.                     Uncle U ria h a nd \Vill y, relu ctantl y
      "Yep," Wi lly replied and re-           or dered the othe r men.. w ho m the y
  lapsed in to imme diate silence. H e        h ad relieved, on deck.
  was thin kin g of the man y fl in gs            The seas, by th is time. w ere
 AUG UST, 1951                                                                        17
  was hing ove r the deck from stem          th ou gh th e ski n may be to rn fro m
 to stern and there wa s not a drv           hi s hands. be washed out into these
 strip on the litt le T yke. Som etimes      mur derou s seas. Then that man
 when a particularl y heavy sea              w o uld be no m a rc.
 struck she staggered a nd shuddered.            Joe Smith was - no more . . . .
 but reco vered herself. Ev ery sailor       Joe slipped. The mu rdero us waves
 o n boar d fondl y ad m ired th e little    poun ced o n him . " Fish or no
 ship as she dog gedl y fought every         fish . . ." he h ad sa id . It litt le
 inch of her wa y. As th e seas fol-        co ncerned him no w .
 lowed each o ther o ver the stem,               The m en in th e ri ggin g did no t
 back over th e dec k , and thundered        kno w that Joe Smi th was go ne.
aft. th ey too k th e lit tle punt with     They clung to th e shrouds for dear
 them- the o nly thi ng th e crew had        life. They clim bed to get out of
 for an emergency.                          reac h of th e hun gr y ha nds of a
    A t th ree o 'clock th e Ski pper's     hun gr y sea. Up. up to th e cross -
ears caugh t an unw elcom e so und.         trees. It seemed as if they wo uld
 It was th e so und o f seas breaking       never rea ch th em : th ey co uld not
in th e di stance to starboard . Thick      be so far up !
darkness surrounded them and no                 Uncle Uriah clung to th e slippery
light co uld be seen from th e sho re.      rop es w ith g narled hands. H e was
Wheth er th ey wer e bear in g down         old. H e was wea k. The exertion
o n the sho als o r awa y from them         was tell ing o n him. He co uld not.
they co uld not tell. On a nd o n           jus t co uld no t . go a ny fu rther. He'd
ploughed th e T yk e. W ith in m in -       rest here fo r a w hile. A n old man
utes. she struck. stagge red and            tires easily and he likes to rest. to
hal ted. This t im e she did no t rise      sleep.     Old men rest o n stu ffed
to co nti n ue the figh t. The crew         co uches wi th p ipes .        O ld men .
kn ew that sh e had hit mo re th an         th ou gh . sho uld not have to rest in
a heav y sea.                               a fragil e riggin g with co ld rain and
    Sh e was o n a breakin g sho al:        salt w aves providin g an uncom fo rt-
    She lean ed to port and the w ater      able ba th . An ol d man like Uncle
washed o ver that side complet ely.         Ur iah may dose and may awak e in
The on ly pla ce of safety was th e         a di ff erent position and place.
rigging . In th e d im o f crashing         U ncle U ria h did dose . H is hold
waves. roll ing barrels. wh.sr ling         slac ke ned and he slipped a lit tle.
wi nds . and baffl in g ca nvas each        This ar o used him and he held
m an das hed fo r h is o w n sa fety        m o re firm l y. But how lo ng cou ld
scram bli ng up o ver th e bul wark s       an o ld man h ol d fir mly' H e had
and into th e shr ouds.                     to keep himself co nti n ually fro m
    It was easy for a man 's feet to        d osin g. But it co uld not be helped.
slip a nd for th e ow ner to slide back
grabbing at sli ppery ro pes, having          M aurice M ean ey a nd \V ill y Smi te
the beat of salt w ater and rain in         had go ne u p the fore mast and had
his face. and thund ering seas in h is      succeeded in reaching the cross trees.
ears. Before J man co uld get a             They both sa t ex hausted . drippi ng
chance to grab and hol d h e m igh t.       wet and cold.   Plai nly the younger
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man had onl y mad e it. Both clu ng                   F inall y th e fi rst signs of dawn
to the mast with no desire of loos-              app eared in th e eastern sky but still
en ing th eir hold . The Skipper                 th e ga le ho wl ed. and we t sno w
wit h Uncle U r iah had mad e for                began to fall . The m en in th e
the main ma st wh en th e Tyk e had              shro uds co uld no w see the devasta -
str uck. The Skipper had reach ed                tion and im med iately th ey sensed
the cross trees, not kn owing wheth -            tha t two of th eir fell ows w ere
er hi s crew was safe o r not.                   mis sing. Beneath the m th e se as
    In the mean tim e Uncl e Uri ah              fell in cascades of all co lo urs em-
had dosed again . He mad e littl e               pha siz ing thei r dep th and po w er.
st rugg le in hi s falling.    Down .           Two sli m masts pro tru ded from the
do w n he we n t and slid into the               sea with three da rk o bje cts . th at
sea. No so und o f his fall in g cam e          som etim es mo ved. cl in gin g to th em .
to the o the r m en. H e we nt un -              Ho w lo ng they w oul d co nti nue to
wep t. Davy J on es w ould g ive him             clin g they we re unprepared to say .
a col d wat ery bed. no t th e warm              Probabl y it w oul d be bett er to fa ll.
bed h e had been dr eaming o f. H e             The sooner it w as ove r th e soone r
w ould never be seen again in front              to rest .
of hi s littl e cottage d oor happil y               The m ate wa s beg inn ing to feel
smo k ing h is pipe. Uncle Uriah                th e effects of th e struggle and it
did not hav e to dream an ymore.                took all o ne man 's m ight to hold
                                                o n. H e felt th e Tyke sh udde r. Sud -
                                                de nl y the Ty k e fell a couple o f feet.
                                                    W ith the impact. Will y Smite
       'foday's W eather                        lost hi s gras p . H e grabbed, but
                                                o nl y at air. H e rem ained o n th e
Yel lo w su nset, cle ar and bright .
                                                surface fo r o nly a second and then
,,'arns a hl ow will sweep the night;
                                                went und er the seas. to laugh no
' Vate r drawn by morn ing sun
Shower s hark. ere day is done .                mo re w ith th e boy s of the vi llage .
                                                     It was iron ical. th e mate re-
                                                fleeted.       Yesterda y. toda ys hap-
Evening red and morn ing gray
                                                penin gs co uld not be imagined .
Speeds a journey on its way:
                                                Life w as swee t and so me times lif e
EH~n gr.l)' and morning red
                                                wa s abrup t: li fe o n th e sea was un -
Threatens rain for you . instead .
                                                pred ictabl e: life as a f ishe rman we n t
                                                from day to day. from sum me r to
Sun dog . whelp ed at mornin g's side
                                                sum mer. O ne made plan s if o ne
Barks a t yOll by eventide ,
                                                dared but at any mom en t th ese
Rut a dog at close of da y
                                                plans co uld fall to shambles: th en
Is a wea t herwise O .K .
                                                o ne sta rted all over agai n. if o ne
                                                had the cha nce. H e shrugged and
Heed a rainbo w in the morn .
                                                shifted to a more co mfortable posi-
T ravel kn ow s. it tri es to warn ,
                                                tion .
Hut a how sho ws up at night
For the fish e rm an 's delight.                   T h e eve ning was fadi ng away
                                                and sti ll no let- up in the gale . H o w
                       - R. T . Livn h a r t,   lon g wo uld he rema in h ere ? H ow
AUGUST, 1951                                                                            19
                                     lon g co uld h e end ure it ? \V hy
                                     cling o n?     W asn't he goi ng to
                                     tumbl e into these seas as the o the rs
                                     had don e ? 'F ive f ishers we nt sail-
                                     ing o ut ove r the sea,' he thought ,
                                     and 'T h e soo ner it's over the soo n-
                                     er to sleep.' \V hen wome n heard
                                     new s lik e this they wept.
                                         The Skippe r loo ked at the mate ,
                                     th e sky, th e sea and back at th e
                                     mate again. He felt sorry for the
                                     mat e. Which o f them would go
                                     first ? It did not m ake m uch dif-
BROOKF IEL D ICE CREAM LJMITED
St . John's          Corner Broo k   ference but srill. being skipper and
                                     feelin g that th ey wo uld both go , he
                                     wi shed to be th e last to desert h is
                                     littl e shi p, As he looked o ut across
                                     the sea he sensed mo tion o n the
                                     fore mast. Turnin g, he saw the
                                     mat e topple. fall and feet first en -
                                     ter the sea. An oth er staunch man
                                     had gon e. .In years to come, would
                                     a littl e boat com e creeping alo ng
                                     here in the A utumn tw ilight wi th
                                     a man w ith bushy eyebrows fond-
                                     ly car essin g the wh eel r
                                         N ight began o nce mo re. "The
                                     figur e o n the cross trees of the
                                     mainma st still clung . So metimes
                                     it mov ed. So met imes its head
                                     dropped. An h ou r after darkness.
                                     it lo osened its grip. fell sou ndlessly.
                                     The Skipper' s w ish h ad been real-
                                     ised. H e had been the last to leave
                                     his sh ip . No w h e would sleep be-
                                     side her and in th e years to come
                                     h e would ha ve plent y of t ime to
                                     mak e a mainsail fo r her.
                                         The n ight passed and th e wi nd
                                     whistled and sang in lo w not es
                                     th rou gh th e nak ed ri ggin gs of th e
                                     Ty k e. D own below D avy J on es
                                     was entertaining.      He had called
                                     h is chi ldren hom e.
20                                               ATLAl"T IC GUA R DIA"
NEWFOUNDLAND ALBUM




    SUMMER
    SCEN ERY
In Newfoundland, holidavists do no t hone to go far a fie ld fo r       SU'Il t'S   of   r u~g:ed

gra n de ur, as witness this striking view of Bu rn t Point   0 11   th e North Sho re of

Cc n rc p rion Hal ' ..
                                                                           r
· • . And th en th er e's a rich ex perien ce for th e a m a te u r photo g- a p h er a n d for

tho se who m erel y like to wa tc h t h e sen roll in, in such pl a n 's as H ibb' s Co ve

o n th e Port d e   ( ; r;:a\ C   Pen in ... ul a (lo p), FCrT)land   Oil   th e Southern Sh o r e (h o i-

tom ) a nd Spout C()\ C Ilear Ca rbonea .. (o p p o site) . . , , . .
    · • . . . For those wh o com e t o Xe wfo u n d la u d h )' C.:" .R . ferry, Port a u x Ba sques
    (a b o ve) is th e landing pla ce.   H ere the contour is rugged and treel ess, b u t 10
    the n ewcomer, it i, differ ent and 10 th e r erurnlug nativ e it is " h om e swee t
    hom e," eve n though he h a s 10 journe y righl across th e Jsland to O ld P erti can
    (b el o w) or 10 a ny mr e of 'he hundreds of :oot'uit.'ull'nl' that hug th e coastline o f
    this fa scin:tling land.




l
u P                 N          THE                   B        G          c        T Y
                                               h ere. An y famil y with four rooms
                                               ---kitche n. livin g room . and two
  All You Need                                 bed room s---wouldn ' t call the Kin g
                                               th eir uncle.
                                                    In these big d we ll ings th e doors
    Is Money!                                  off th e hallways ar e all exactly
                                               ali ke. like a row o f periwinkles o n
                                               a wh arfs t ick. and hav e to be nu m -
          by RON POLLETT                       bered so yo u can tell wh ich is yo urs.
                                               It 's no place for an yon e who can 't
1\ T EW        Y ork is o ne of th e fi nest   read. These do ors ar e kept lock ed
.J 't cities in th e world to live in          night and day and so is the main
o nce yo u get used to it. thou gh it           ent ran ce. You ha ve two keys ,
ta kes th e sett ler from th e village as       wh ich yo u carry around lik e yo ur
lon g as fift een years to fa ll into th e     teeth .
swi ng. Bu t th at doesn 't stop th e               In man y apartment hou ses. th e
newcom ers: th ere are now 33 4.-               most yo u can see o ut th e window
000 fami lies o n the wai ting list for         is the brick wall o f a no the r build -
dece nt ho usin g. The clima te is              ing. eithe r across the street. if yo u
co mfortable. except for J few mu g-            liv e at th e fr o nt, o r acro ss th e
 gy ho t spells in m idsummer: all              courtyard o r ai rshaft. if your
 w inter yo u h ar d ly ever need yo ur         ap art ment faces th e rear. Y ou con -
 ears dow n o nce. and yo u can wa lk           sid er yo urself lu ck y if yo u can view
 aro und in yo ur shi rt sleeves fro m          th e sky fro m the low er flo ors.
 M ay ti ll O ctob er. An d wh en it            Som et im es th ere ar e clothes-lin es in
 rain s. th ere's always a doo rw ay            th e co urty ard th at flutter a bit o f
 h andy for shelt er.                           col or to reliev e th e drabn ess. and
     The resid ent ial sectio ns of th e        som etim es a tre e or tw o and a bit
 city and near th e suburbs ar e, lik e         of hon est-to -goodness earth.
 th e bu sin ess ar ea that was the sub -           The o w ner (landlord ) furnish es
 ject of last month 's article. most ly         every apartment with a cook sto ve.
 u nbroke n blo cks of br ick . steel and        refri gerat or . window screens. steam
 sto ne. Woode n hou ses ar e few and            hea t a nd continuou s hot wat er from
 far bet wee n in New Y ork . Much               a central boi ler. a nd pa ys all paint-
 of the populatio n lives in apa rt-             ing a nd repa irs. Kitch en waste is
'rnent bui ldi ngs. of te n a th ou sand         ch uted d irectly into an incinerat or
 or mo re families in o ne hous e. The           and clo thes w ashi ng may be don e
 sma llest ho me in the ou tpo rts is as         in a coi n-i n- the-s lot mach ine in th e
  roomy as the average apa r tme nt in           basement.        Elev ators (l ifts) are
 o ne of th ese dwe lli ngs: spac e is th e      specified by law in buildings o ve r
  o ne th ing that costs a fo rt u ne up         fo ur sto r ies to save sta ir climb in g.

   This is the last of three articles on life in New York written for
 Newfoundlanders by our own own correspondent on the scene. The
 others appeared in June and July.
:\lJG lJST , 1951                                                                       25
 It really is co mfor table livin g. wi th    is clip p ed off fo r federa l and sta te
hardl y a chore in the wo rld and no t        in com e taxes, sa les tax es. am use -
a th ing to worry abo ut exce p t             ment tax es, soc ia l security , and
ho w yo u are goi ng to pay the ren t.        w hy w as te ink nam in g any m or e,
     W hen yo u get t ired of loo kin g           That leaves $2.000 to call hi s
o ut th e wi ndow at prac tically noth-       own-which wo uld be q ui te a
 ing, yo u m ay sit o n th e fla t,           ya ffle in a p lace li ke an o utport.
w alle d- in roof in a " deck" chair a nd     But th e wo rke r is in New Yor k
view the other housetops as fa r as           where a dollar b ill in yo ur poc ke t
t h e eye ca n reach throu gh the             sp ro uts mor e w ings tha n a crab ha s
smoke h az e. So me of the gre a t            toenail s. Sti ll, barr ing un budget ed
b ig ho uses spo rt swi m ming po o ls        it ems such as doc to rs bi lls a nd if
and gyms a nd o th er recreat ional           th e w age-e ar ner sits at ho me on his
roo m s. Us ua lly yo u ca n get a ny -       da ys off and twi ddl es hi s th um bs
th in g- b ut anythi ng !- fro m th e         in st ead of havin g fun o n Broad-
shops tha t occ upy th e gro u nd             way and at ball park s and race
fl o or s : you cou ld live a full life in    tra ck s, and if h e lean s aga inst a
yo ur stocking feet if yo u had no            lamp p ost o n th e co r ner in stead of
shoes.                                        on th e coo l maho gan y bars of th e
     A pr iva te h ou se of th e size co m-   saloo ns -      if he's th a t fru gal h e
mon to th e o utpo rt co uld o nly be         ma y even save a few h undr ed a yea r
a dr eam for th e clo ck -pu nch er in        if he do esn 't ha ve th e expense- of
New Y o rk . as th e p ro p erty tax es       runnin g a car.
and ot he r upk eep wo uld bite too               So . by age fi fty. after working
fa r into hi s pay. T o realize such          and scro u ng ing all yo ur life in the
a dr eam h e wo uld h ave to b uild           Bi g C ity. yo u m ay h ave as muc h
fo rty or fifty mil es o r m or e o ut-       as $ 5. 0 00 in th e ba nk. Statistics.
side M anhattan - and spe nd a good           ho we ver. sho w th e city man o nly
pa rt o f hi s day travelin g back and        two wee ks ahe ad of th e poorhouse.
for th to wo rk in the city, as noted         But ag e f ifty is th e t im e you beg in
in th e for e part o f thi s series. But      to fall ap art ph ysicall y . an d m ed i-
th ou sands u pon th ou sands do j ust        cal ex penses can ski n yo u clea n in -
th at . so stro ng is th e ur ge to h av e    sid e of a few mo nt hs. Doctor,
some thing th ey ca n call th eir ve ry       hosp ital . den tal bi lls are th e big
ow n,                                         black clouds forever o n the city
                                              horizon . The man w it h mon ey in
     $ 5, 000 a Year Necessary
                                              th e bank is fair ga me fo r h igh :
    It tak es at least $5.000 yearly          pr iced m edical specia lists: the man
inco me fo r a m an . w ife and tw o          without money. o r th e chise ler
chi ldre n to bud forth in New Y ork .        who hides h is cash. receives virt u -
That' s about top pay fo r th e h igh -       ally the sam e tr eatm en t. th ou gh
ly sk illed work er turnin g the gr ind-      without frill s, in the free clini cs,
sto ne every da y. O f that.. $ 1.0 0 0           Also. th e New Yo rker.      beca use
is needed to ta ke care of ren t, light.      th ere are so man y o f h im     and all
gas fo r cooki ng. telep ho ne a nd that      supposed to be ro ll ing in      wea lth.
so rt o f expense, a nd a lik e amo unt       is a w ide ta rget fo r eve ry   cha rity
26                                                         ATLANTIC GUARDIAI>'
sha rp ste r from here to Hon g Kon g ;       returns to work after the children
t he h o t br eath of pr o fessional do -     hav e fledged- just for some thing
gooders is forever o n his neck.              to do , in man y cases, since h ou se-
So meo ne is always cryin g o n hi s          work is not ex acting wh ere there
sho ulder. even if it"s o nly for             are no o utdoo r chores.
mo ney to buy sunbo nnets for hot                 Besid es th e arm y o f bo ys an d
 Hott entot s o r snowshoes for two -         g irls who grow up in the city- and
 to ed pen guins. Many of these ap -          never hav e to leave hom e to find
 peals are o utright fakes . the New          a job-there are also hord es of
 Y orker bein g "taken" for fi ve mil -       village h op efuls for ever hitt ing th e
 lion d ollars th e pa st year alon e. Of     rainbo w trail int o New Y ork.
co urse. no o ne actuall y knocks yo u        They co nverge dail y up on Br oad-
do w n and steals yo ur mon ey in so          way , like camel caravans o n M ec-
 man y words.                                 ca. bearing their natural gif ts of
      But yo ur hard-earned cash is           you t h , beaut y and tal ent. They
 sto len. in effec t. wh en it comes to       seek the fame and fort une pur -
 fi~ u res .  Practicall y every price o n    veyed co untrywi de by the movi es
 a ny th ing ends with a " 9" -        2 9.   and by " k nock-o u t " ad s and other
  5 9, 7 9, 99 , 4 .99 -        the shop-     glam our writin g in national mag -
 keepers bein g psycholo gists.      And      azin es. A lot of them are runawa y
 w hen you buy a chicken or a fish             girls w ho want f ur coats and fin e
  yo u' ll pon y up for th e whole ar -       silk s and diamond rings--and w ho
  ticle. includ ing its last leaden meal.      can blame them for that ! Over
  then wat ch it being sho rn down to          20 0 specia l co ps and poli cewom en
  th e ed ibles.    A goo d po rtio n o f      are assigned to the T imes Square
  you r food mon ey is thus drained            district to shoo such mo ths away
  o ff fo r be.r es and fat and shucks         fro m the Broadw ay flam e.
  and fancy packages you can't use.                Som e o f th ese h opeful s eve n-
      Of co urse, not every city work -        tuall y graduate into int erestin g
  er mak es that $ 10 0 a w eek neces-         careers. Oth ers just marry bank -
  sary for fair living. The pa y en-           clerks and live happ y ever after.
  velo pe o f the ordinary plodder is          When th e bab y com es. the v illage
  h alf th at o r less. That's wh y al-        g irl ( as likely from Ne wfo u n d-
  mos t everyo ne in the famil y wh o          land as anyw here else. and of ten
  can be spared from hom e at all              lon esom e in the strange city ) wi ll
  has to get out and find a job to             meet o ther moth ers in the parks and
  keep the hou se go ing.                      playgroun ds wh ere the ope n smiles
       Three o ut of every four city           o f a cut e ch ild wi ll melt th e wa x of
   wo men wo rk for pay. Girls as              reserve o rdi narily envelo pi ng u r -
   well as boys set o ut to beat the           ban folk . Presentl y she' ll join a
   bushes right after schoolda ys and          church gro up o r communit y club
  grind alo ng the rest of their lives-        and make a host of friends if she's
   unless the gi rl is luck y enough to         the least bit co ngenial. As her
   la nd a hu sband who can support             fam ily increases and attains age.
   h er in t he sty le she'd set up for         so will her circle o f acquaintances
   he rself o n her o w n pay. E ve n if        widen. In a few years she ' ll feel
   she q uits to get married she o fte n       almost as much at hom e in her
 AlJGUST, 1951
sect io n of th e city as she used to        inc covers. from movie a nd play-
be in h er h om e tow n .                   h ou se fron rs-e-evervwhere you look
   T he o nly thing. this outporrer          there 's a fema le or a pict ure of
wi ll h ave no mo ther to guide her         o ne in differe nt stages of d ress o r
and no Aunt M inn e to listen to he r        un dr ess. The newspapers in the
sad, sad so ngs, if a ny. She 'll h ave     fo re pages rig h er out like a clipper
to m ow he r ow n grass a nd dry it         ship in full sail fo r the clo th ing
too . But neith er w ill she h ave to       ads, a nd th en , in the theat re column
bend a sy mp athe tic ear a nd p -r-        str ip her down to th e spa rs. E ither
haps ope n h er p urse to a bevy o f        way she look s good .
relatives such as clutter th e h orne-          M ost city wo me n have it all over
tow n perspective. City neigh burs          th eir co u ntry cou sin s as to you th-
seldo m get close eno ug h to drow n        ful looks. Eve n an old battle axe
the mselves in onc a nother's tea rs.       can manage to appear doll-like with
                                            the aid of sli mming tackle. shapely
     New York a Woman's Town
                                            clo th es. a nd ha ir dye. The younger
     T he New Y or k ho usew ife wh o       o nes w ho are no t b uilt righ t to
can al ways fi nd mon ey in h er hu s-      sta rt w it h. iro n o ut th e bu mps in
band 's tr ou sers lives a pr ett y com-    the un seeml y pla ces and pa d the m
p lete lif e. The Big C ity is indeed       o n in th e seem ly o nes -       m akin g
a wom an 's pa rad ise: wo me n do 8 0      have-n at's o ut of th e have's, a nd
per cent of th e sho pping. The             have's o ut o f th e have-n ot's.
choicest foo ds in inf ini te variety, a        Bu t a lot of th em reaching mid -
lot of it p re-coo ked to save drudg-       dle age seem to give up the struggle
ery , are at her fi nge rt ips the year     of squeezing a nd dieting. and then
. ro und. W ith show wi ndows for           th e awful tru th bulges forth. Put
the wi ldest m in d. shoppi ng ca n         a f ur coa t aro und a sack of po -
make a heave nly drea m out of th e         tat oes a nd th ere yo u h ave a picture
most casua l stro ll (a wo man wh o         o f m an y a fifty ish fem ale you meet
h as never seen th e Fi fth Ave nue         in th e sub way a ll w inter. But
sho p wi ndo ws has mi ssed th e d ream     th ere are always yo ung eno ugh,
bo at o f life) . T he fi nest clo thes     sli m o nes co mi ng up year after
in flatteri ng sty les, th e dress iest     year to m ake th e trip easy for a
shoes, the pea cockiest h ats -         a   poor ma n's eyes,
w hole live cat alog ue of fri lls and          Of co urse. besides the flattering
fancies are h ere to choose from .          clo thes, the New York woman has
     \Vo me n arc all ove r th e place in   other articles and accessories to
New York-live o nes and pictures            keep her in trim . and. if she ever
They clog th e subways. sidewa lks.         sto pped bu yin g the m. it wou ld
a nd restau rants, a nd h an g o ut o f     pr obabl y upset th e w ho le Uni ted
th e tenem ent window s. They sto p         Sta tes eco no my. Fo r in stance, she
to haul up th eir stoc ki ngs o n           ha s rou ge, lip stick , face powder,
w indy corners a nd powder the ir           fac ial crea m, ha ir tonic, sha mpoo ,
noses a nd primp th eir hats in fro nt      h enn a. nail bleach . nail polish . cold
of th e mirror-like shop windows            cream . va nishi ng crea m, clea nsing
Thei r pictures beckon in blazi ng          cream . hand lotion, skin soap. tooth
color from sig nboards and magaz-           powder, perfumery, to ilet wate r.
28                                                       ATLA;\"T IC ( ;UA R IlIA;\"
deodora nt , depil at or y, cuticle salve ,       Y ea, New Y ork is w he re the ser-
garg le spray, ba th salts . cu tex . hair    mon s are short and th e movies lon g.
curlers. nail scissors, eyebrow pe n -        It is the site of the world 's largest
cil. hair net , to ment ion a few of          ba thing beach -Coney Isla nd-
the thi ngs she fi nds necessary to a         w here fat wo me n sit on the sa nd
fu ll life.                                   in wet swi m suits eating hot dogs
    That's no t co unti ng the dazzle         w hil e ,heir n um ero us offspring spit
o f d ia mo nds o n her fi nge rs. rub ies    pean ut shells in to the Nort h A t -
in her ears. and rh inesto nes and            Int ic. It is th e ho me of pens that
zi rco ns o n her dr ess. S ure she's a       wri te under wate r, a nd ai rp la nes
k nocko ut-and th e o ne big con sol a-       th at wri te adve rtising in th e sky ,
tio n fo r th e poor cat of a mal e           It is the cra dle of television whe re
meowing ar ound in N ew York is               co nstipa tio n pill s ma y now be seen
tha t he can ope n hi s eyes o n such         o n the scree n in " perso n" instead
a q ueen and o n such a flock of              o f o nly heard ab out as o n th e rad io.
the m .                                       It is also w he re th e man sitting
                                              beside yo u in the subwa y cou ld be
    H er hu sban d may be a p lod d ing       th e crow n pr ince of Ethiopia. and
subwa yite w ho can see o nly the             th en agai n he may o nly bc th e guy
grindsto ne under h is nose by dar            wh o so unded the fo gh orn back in
a nd the walls of his cubicle by              the da ys of " B.O ."
nigh t. But all a wo man needs to be
happy in New Y or k is mon ey.                    Time goes fast in the city. Y ou
                                              settl e her e a yo uth anJ before you
            Fish 75c . a lb .                 kn o w it yo u're o ut of breath as all
                                              o ld man. You 're scoet ing ar o und
    New Y ork is indeed a big, big
                                              all the t ime shoo ti ng , ..ith bo th
(i fy-whe re it ta kes 70 0 scrub
                                              bar rels- you have to in o rde r to
wo men wor k ing all ni ght to clean
                                              kn ock down a livi ng- a nd you
j ust o ne g rou p of off ices, Rock e-
                                              can 't affo rd to lie up for a rest .
feller Ce ntre ; wh ere th ere are so
                                              Close. lifel on g fr iend ships such as
man y m iddl em en in bu siness (co m -
                                              flo urish in th e vill age are rar e in
miss io n br ok ers, age nts . salesme n,
                                              New Yo rk .. w he re a ma n's neig h-
pa rasites ) that a po und of fish
                                              ba r is lOO often enti rclv differe nt
lan ded at th e w harf fOI five cen ts
                                              either in race o r inte rest's, and old
j u mps to seve nty -five before reach -
                                                                         .a
                                              age can be lon esom e be... us e of that.
ing the st reet , and a h ead of cab-
                                              As a ploddi ng wo rker you live
bage bought at the far m for Iive
                                              among stra ngers , and w hen yo u
cents ro ck ets to forty retail. It is
                                              stop living you 're burred amon g
an important seat of ed ucation
                                              stran gers-e-a nd you ar c soo n fo r-
w here 33 .000 school teachers turn
                                              gotten as th o ugh you had never
out ho rdes of hig h -school gra dua tes
                                              bee n born.
every year most of w ho m go rig h t
ahea d murderin g th e k ings Eng-                As fo r m e, all I'm wait in g fo r is
lish wi th such a troc ities (fo r su p-      th e pe nsio n, w he n I can clew
pose d ly ed ucated persons ) as. " He        up in Ne w Y ork and go back to
do n' t do nothing no mor e," th e rest       th e ou tpo rt .111d spe nd th e su m mers
of th eir lives.                              fishing ~ g a i n- t h i s time for fun ,
AUGUST, 195\                                                                         29
       The Day of The Races
      By M . F. HARRING TON                      M o re th an any ot her eve nt . the
                                             R egatta depe nds on the two signifi-
     O R as lon g as any living St.
P       Jo hn's man is co ncerned-
                                             can w o rds "w eath er permitting: '
                                             Sunn y skies an d a cool wind may
and a great man y ot hers too. th e          be all rig h t for pic nics or the sea -
"day of the races" is a tradition            shore. b ut o n Quidi Vidi, an ope n
that ru ns fa r back into hi sto r y. In -   lake, too m uch wi nd can be- a nd
deed . since th e co mi ng of th e trai n    h as bee n-fatal. Frail shells have
and the mot or -car, the enthusiasm          capsized ; and overheated. tired
that sur rou nds the ann ual Rega tt a       oa rsme n h ave bee n drowned .
held on Q uid ui Vidi Lake in the            th ou gh not in recen t yea rs.
sub urbs of eastern St. John's has               H ence th e m eetin g of the R e-
sp read to ma ny o the r sections.           ga tta Co m mittee early in the
W he n radio made its appea rance in         m orn in g of th e sched uled " D ay of
Ne wfou ndla nd, it w asn 't long be-        th e Ra ces." Af ter a co nsultation
fo re mos t of th e Island becam e in -      of w eath er repor ts, th e decision. to
terested in the bro adcast of the en-        h ol d o r not to h o ld the Regatta
tire day 's eve nts fro m the Lakesid e.     tak es pl acee, A t o ne time . the an -
An d th e de velop me nt of ai r tr avel     nouncem ent was m ad e by the fi r-
in the past ten o r tw elv e years ha s      ing o f a g un near Cabot T o w er o n
caused man y a Ne wfo u ndl ander            Signal Hill ove rloo ki ng th e Na r-
abroa d to get nostalgic for th e            row s, and lat er it w as bro adcast b y
sigh ts and so unds o f "Kitty V itty'       th e radio statio ns.     B efor e Con -
and com e rushing h om e for th e first      federati on , wh en th e sta tio ns did
W edn esda y in Au gust ,                    not normall y begin th eir broadcast -
   lit is so me times called th e Ne w-      in g day befor e ten a.m. , th ey wo uld
fo und la nde rs' " De rby Da y," w he n     com e o n the air at eig ht o 'clock to
crew afte r crew o f stalwart fishe r-       mak e th e a w aited anno u nceme nt.
m en . tradesm en , cl ub memb ers.              Once th e decisio n to ho ld the
police and fi reme n. and. in recent         races is made. th e lon g trek begi ns.
yea rs. the armed fo rces, vie wi th         F rom all o ver St. Joh n's a nd the
o ne ano ther in th e back -break in g       surro u ndi ng cou nt ryside, the peo -
from th e h ead to the foo t of th e         p le co me, yo ung a nd old , babes-
lake and back agai n , T he leng th          in-a rms and old -timers, eager for
of the co urse is almost tw o m iles.        thei r " day at the races :' \Valk in g
Excitement abo ut the A n n ual R e-         and runn in g, in buses. cars and o n
gatta begins early in the sum me r,          bikes, they flock to the race-course,
when the boat crews sta rt prac tice         m ost of them with the intention of
and reaches its cli max o n the fi rst       spendi ng th e enti re day the re. M any
Wed nesday in Aug ust.                       people have their mea ls at the tents
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A li G lIST, 1951   31
spo nso red by vario us local benev-           their h istor y. the races were h eld
o lent soc ieties. w he re wi ll ing, vo l-    rat her inte rmittently. After that
unt eer w ork ers serve any thing fro m        they becam e a regular thing, and,
a hambur ger to a ful l-co urse di nner        since th e 1870's, h ave become an
fro m da wn t ill da rk. Bu t a grea t         annual affair, except in times of
man y ot he rs, so meti mes w hole fam-        great emergency and disaster.           In
ilies, bring their ow n lu nch and             J 892. the summer the great fire
make a picn ic o ut o f it at the race-        almost destroyed St. John's, the
CO urse.                                       races ha d to be called off. Also
     Sta ndard- type rac ing shells have       from 19 15 to 19 18 , they were sus-
been in use fo r ove r fift y years o n        pend ed . At the outbreak of \Vorld
Q uidi Vi d i L ak e. bu t when the           \Var [I, it was proposed they again
 first R egatta wa s held , th at ki nd       be suspe nded, and for the first year
of craft was un dream ed of.           Fo r    o r so , this was done, It was after -
th e orig in o f th e " A nn ua l Re gatta"   w ards tho ught tha t it would do
is reall y lost in the mi sts of his-          mo re for mo rale generally to keep
to ry. The first w ritte n record that        the races goi ng, and they were re-
we hav e makes it plain that a Re-            vived, with the armed forces sta -
gatta w as h eld o n th e Lake in             tion ed in Newfoundla nd invited to
 1828, a nd the re's every good rea-          pa rticipate.     T h ey accepted, and
so n to suppose that boat-races we re         hav e been active participa nts ever
held there mu ch earlier tha n that.          since.
     In th at year, J 828, gigs, whale-           Q uid i Vidi Lake has a beautiful
boats, p unts and jolly-boats we re           setti ng, and a fascinating historical
used . and a feature o f th e Rega tt a       backgroun d.       It was the scene of
was a race betwee n Bro ok ing's Gig          th e last batt le for Newfo undland
a nd H a yles' W haleboat. Hayles             be tween Fre nch and English during
and Bro ok in g we re nam es of o ld-         th e Seve n Yea rs \Var. The French
ti me mercantile fi rms.         All these    w ho had capt ured St. Jo hn's were
boats belon ged to saili ng vesse ls          forced to surrender in September,
ow ned b y St. Joh n's and ot he r             1762, when the forces of Colonel
fir ms, and had to be pulled out o f          Willia m A m hers t. advancing from
th e wa ter o f St. J ohn ' s harbor,         Quid i Vidi G ut, stormed the French
placed o n slov ens, and dr agged b y         position s on Signa l Hi ll. During
the men fro m W ater Street to                Wo rld \Var I, the Newfoundland
Q uidi V id i. a di stan ce of m ore th an    R egim ent (la ter Royal )         trained
a m ile. And w he n th e races we re          at Pl easant ville on the North Bank,
ove r th ey we re dragged back aga in.        w hic h is no w the site of the United
Oftent imes bo ats we re dragged eve n        States Ai r Force Base of Fort P ep -
fart her.                                     perrell.      Ever si nce thei r insta lla -
                                              t ion at Fort Pepperrell. the A meri -
    In th e 18 70 ·s. a crew of Place n-      can aut hori ties have been kind ly in -
tia men carried thei r bo at the best         terested in the Regatta. and have
pa r t of a hun dr ed m iles to ta ke         co-operated to the fullest exte nt
part in the races, and wo n.                  w ith the Regatta Co m mittee and
     For the fi rst fi fty yea rs or so of    the p ubl ic generally.
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   Fro m ti me to time , no velt y races    boat was recove red and renam ed
have been introd uced, in w hat was         the Myrtle. No such tra gedy h as
believed to be an attempt to en-            marred the eve nt in recent yea rs.
liven interes t in w hat so me peop le
tho ught was beco ming too mu ch of            The " day of th e races" h asn 't
a du ll and rout ine proceedi ng of a       always been a man 's day. In the
successio n o f she ll races. Hence we      past few seasons , a wo me n's race
note through the years, the in ter-         has been entered on the pro gram,
jection of sculli ng races between          and has arouse d kee n in terest. M any
loca l and visit ing cha mpions, also a     peo ple may no t be awa re of it,
canoe race in rhe I 880 's, a nd in the     but this wome n's race is not new.
1930 's a speed- boa t race to th e         As far bac k as 18 56 th ere was a
dro ne of o utboard motors. T he            Women 's R ace on Q uidi V id i.
hu man element was also intro duced.            A great haz e of no stalgia inev it -
wit h seve ral sw immi ng races fro m       ably rises abo ut the h eads and m em -
one side of th e lak e to the o ther.       or ies of those w ho recall the Re-
                                            gattas of yesteryear. They sigh for
    W hi le " the day of the races ' is
                                            th e "g ood old days" , fo rgetti ng
fa med as the " day of the co mmo n
                                            that all expe rience is relative , and
ma n" . more tha n o ne perso n o f
                                            that w hat is the meat for o ne gen -
roya l blood h as graced the race-
                                            eratio n may we ll be poison for an-
cdurse d uri ng its long hi st ory. In
                                            o ther. Ye t th e speedi ng -up of life
 18 6 0 , th e P r in ce of Wa les, later
                                            has alte red things to some exte nt
King E dward Seve nth, wo u nd up a
                                            a nd old -t ime d isp ort in gs like the
to ur of Ca nada j ust in ti me to en -
                                            "g reasy po le" hav e been retired to
joy the Newfo und la nd summer .
                                            th e background. T he starter's gun
That year the races were held in
J uly , and were a marathon event,          in the co mmittee boat has replaced
                                            th e old can no n fired by an ol d
last ing fo r th ree days . The Pri nce
                                            so ldi er of the garriso n, w hich used
gave a p urse of O ne H u nd red
P o un ds to be divided amo ngs t th e      to get the boats awa y almost a
crews in the Fisherme n's Race . By         century ago .
a curio us coi ncidence the Prin ce o f          Alt ho ugh th e tempo of life h as
Wa les. lat er Ki ng Edward th e            speede d up , it h as not affected the
Eig ht h , also wi nd ing up a Ca na -      oarsme n to the exte nt that is sig -
dia n T our in 19 19, attended th e         nified by th e setting of new re-
A nnual R egatt a.                          co rds. Th e best time that was ever
                                            m ade o n Quidi L ake was m ade
   Tragedy h as dark ened the race-
                                            fift y years ago. in 190 I . by a crew
co urse o n more tha n o ne occasion
                                            o f fishe rmen fro m O uter Cove in
w he n accidents happened to bo ats
                                            St. Jo hn 's East . R ow ing in the
and crews ro wing the co urse. O ne
                                            Blu e Peter they cove red the course
of the worst accidents occ urred in
                                            in nine m inu tes. thirtee n and fou r-
1884. The A mate ur crew rowi ng
                                            fif th seco nds.    It h as never been
the new race-boa t Terra Nova to
                                            bettered ; in fact . no crew since has
the ho me-stakes capsized her. T hree
                                            been able to get close to that reco rd.
men, all from Torbay , we re drow n-
ed befor e hel p ca me. The ill -fated        W hen Regatta fa ns get together ,
AUG UST, 1951                                                                     33
they argue about this, Som e claim           A. G. FLASHBACK
that the boat s are differ ent . heavier .
perhaps ; o the rs maint ain that the
course is lon ger now . and that may          AUGUST MUTINY
be true. But the record stands. and
                                                     N YO N E who k nows an y-
w ith no crew in recent years bei ng
able to co ver the co urse in less than
                                             A       th ing abo ut th e h isto ry of th e
ten minutes. it seems likely the             Ro yal Navy will be familia r with
                                             the infa mo us M utiny at the Nore.
O uter Cove Fishermen's time w ill
                                             Few peo ple. excep t those o n inti-
sta nd.                                      mate terms w ith the histor y of
   Nev ertheless that wi ll no t pre-        Newfo und la nd. will recall that th e
vent crews of oa rsmen from strai n-         M utiny at the No re almost had
ing every muscle. year afte r year.          disastro us repercussion s in the har-
                                             bor o f S1. Jo h n's. more than a
as the gun cracks for the start. and
                                             century and a hal f ago .
the lo ng pu ll lies ah ead . A nd .
w he n the buo ys are turned at the               P oo r pay , bad food . th e press
                                             gang. and hard treatment o n boa rd
foot of th e lak e. th e race for th e
                                             ship . .111 these w ere the customary
stakes reaches its cl ima x passing
                                             lo t of Britis h 'ta rs' in th e 18th
the Co mmittee tent . and the so und         century. as late as Ne lson 's tim e.
of th e ba nd playi ng th e " Ba nks of      although h e d id br ing abou t better
New fo und land". more familia rly           co nditio ns, Things came to a head
kn o wn as " U p th e P ond" is heard .      in 179 7. w h en seamen at P ly -
spectators w ill see spo rt at its finest.   mou th and Spi thcad made respect -
and v isito rs get the thrill of a lif e-    ful b ut firm pr ot est to th e A d m ir-
time.                                        alty . Dela y in carrying o ut the
                                             promi sed reform s led to an o ut-
                                             break of mutin y in th e fl eet an-
                                             cho red at th e "l ore , in April. 179 7.
THOSE IGNORANT WESTERNERS                         The mut in y wa s led by a d is-
                                             g raced officer named Parker wh o
   "A co mpany town that is the              made unreason able demands which
                                             the men in the wes tern ports wo uld
world-famo us site of a pul p and
                                             not back up . Parker was arrested.
paper mill . . . th e gate way to a
                                             court -martialed and hanged. alo ng
salmo n fishermen's paradis e. and a         wi th tw o o thers. in late Jun e.
seapo rt of grow ing imp ortance."
                                                  News trave lled very slowly in
That w as the questio n that                 those far-off days. and it was not
stumped fo ur co ntestants in a row          ti ll so me time af ter the outbreak
in a recent Va nco uver quizz pro-            in A pril that wo rd reached New -
gram.                                         fo u nd la nd. On th e 3 rd of A ugust,
                                             a mu tiny broke o ut o n board
   The fif th h ad th e answer and            H .M .S. Latona in St. Joh n's har -
we nt hom e w ith a sizea ble jackpot         bo r. The ma ri -o -wa r 's crew had
for kn owing the answer---Corner              evide nt ly no t heard of the supp res-
B roo k . Of co urse !                        sio n of the mu tiny in Eng land and
~H                                                         ATLA:-;T1C GUA R llIA:-;
the end of th e rin gleaders.     They      go ing to keep th e shot ready. H e
soon fo und o ut.                           ackno wl edged th at in such a case
    Fortu nate ly fo r d iscipline. th e    th e officers wo uld die wi th th e
nava l governor o f Ne w fo undland         men , but he k new th ey were read y
was Th e H on ourable W ill iam Wal-        to giv e the ir lives fo r th e goo d of
degrave. af terwa rds L ord Radstock .      th eir cou ntry and th e nav y 's tra-
He was a dis ting uishe d nava l officer    diti ons.
and as recently as F ebruary. 17 9 7.           A fter the fi re-ea ti ng old sea- dog
ha d been third-in-comm an d of th e        had got that off h is chest . h e said
Br itish fleet. w he n Admi ral Sir         to the men , "Now go to ch urch
Joh n J er vis defeat ed th e Sp anish      and pra y Go d to inspir e you wi th
fleet at Cape St . V incen t. This re-      such senti me nts as may acq ui re yo u
do ub ta ble sea-dog qui ckl y sized up     th e lo ve and resp ect of yo ur co u n-
th e situation and o rdered th e o ff i-    trym en in th is wo rld and eternal
cers to draw th eir swords and th e         happiness in th e nex t. " So ended
mari nes to present th eir bay on ets.      the abortive mutin y o n board H .
O n ly th e sternes t fro nt co uld ha ve   M .S. Latona in St. Jo h n 's Ha rbou r
saved th e day and eve n as it w as th e    on th e thi rd of Au gu st . 17 9 7.
m uti nee rs were prick ed by sword             I t is interes ti ng to no te th at this
and bayon et before th ey we re             formi dable sai lo r-gover no r was an
q uelled .                                  intensel y religious man h im self,
    On th e fo llow ing S unday. Ad -       and in priva te life, th e kindest and
m iral Wa ldeg rave add ressed th e         mo st benevolen t of ad mira ls.
rebell ious crew . They we re eager             It was mainl y thro ug h h is exer -
fo r new s and new spap ers w ith de-       tions that th e Ol d A ng lican C h urc h
tai ls of the Mutin y at th e No re, a nd   in St. Joh n 's was th o rou gh ly re-
we re ta ken aback whe n th e Adm iral      paired and improved; it h ad fa llen
to ld them tha t P ark er and h is ac-      int o such a d ilap idated co nd it io n
comp lices ha d been h an ged. W ith        th at it cou ld not be used , and di -
a sense of humou r, h e said . "yo u        v ine service had to be he ld ever y
look ed up to h im as an exa mp le          Sunday in th e Court H ou se.
whilst h e was in hi s glo ry . I re-       T h ro ugh Gove rnor Wa ldegrave's
co mme nd yo u to look to hi s end          acti ve ex ertio ns, over Fifteen H un -
as an exa mp le also . . . .'-              dre d Pou nds were o bta ined fro m
    H e we nt o n to tell th e assem bled   K in g Geo rge th e T h ird , The So -
men that he had given orders to all         ciet y for th e Propagatio n of the
h is officers. th at at the first sig n     G ospel. a nd p riva te friends-His
of ano ther o utb reak, they we re not      Ex cellency bei ng the most liberal
to thi nk of p utti ng th e rin glead ers   subscriber of all.
i n iro ns, b ut we re to put th em to          After his ten ure of office in
dea th o n th e spo t. He fur th er         Newfou ndland came to an end in
sta ted th at he h ad give n o rders to      179 9 he returned to E ng la nd . a nd
the sho re-ba tteries (es pecially th ose   o n the 29 th of Dece m ber , 180 0 ,
at the Na rrow. throu gh w hi ch th e       wa s raised to th e Pee rage . as Baro n
sh ip h ad to pass if th e mutin eers       R adst ock.
wis he d to escape ) to b urn th e              Today . \Valdegr ave Street in St.
Latona wi th red-ho t shot. The bat -       J ohn 's City West co mme mora tes
teries ha d o rders to keep the f ires      hi s memory.
AUGUST. 195 1                                                                        35
     A Name For The Car Ferry 11
   \Vh en the new car ferry pla n ned               Atlantic Gua rd ia n Get s
for the No rt h Sydn ey--P o rt aux
Basqu es ro ut e goes into operatio n,                 Lots of Suggestions
it wi ll not lack fo r a na me, if
Newfo u nd la nde rs h av e anythi ng to      North Syd ney. 5.5. Fra ncois . 5 .5.
do wit h it '                                 Newfo u nd la nd . 5.5. R amea. 5 .5 .
    A tlan t ic Gu ardia n asked its read -   Ice Breake r. 5 .5 . Caribou. 5. 5.
ers to mak e sugges tio ns i n th e           Duch ess of Law rence. Both 5 .5.
A p ril issue. a nd th ey w ere n ot lon g    Vickers a nd 5 .5 . L ad y Vickers were
in sharpe ni ng th eir pencils. When          suggested .
the Ca na dia n Na tio na l R ailw ay's           H. C. Rowe of G ra nd Fall s h ad
mult i-mill ion -d ollar ba b y s 1 i de s
                                              al ready been m ull ing over th e mat-
do w n th e w ays som e ti me in th e
                                              ter of a nam e for t he new ferr y
f utu re, a nd tak es to th e bumpy sea-
                                              w he n the Ap ril issue h it the new s
lan es o f C abo t St ra it. it may do so
                                              sta nds . 5.5. Federa tio n. o r 5 .5 .
as a ny t hi ng fro m th e " A valo n" to
                                              Ferryatio n ap pea led to him fi rst.
th e " Ma rgare t R ose" to 5.5 . " D aily
Tri p ."                                          H e w ent o n to say . " In lin e wi th
   Mrs. J an et Fi sh er of Co rner           th e speech Mr. Smallwood mad e
Brook sugges ted that th e ferry be           th at Ne wfo u nd land w ould h on our
ch riste ned " T he Del an ey," after         Dr. Va ld ma n is in tim e. it could
the lat e C ap ta in Delaney, firs t cap -    be called th e 5 .5 . Valdmanis."
tain of th e 5 .5. Bruce nearl y fifty -      C arry ing th e idea fu rther, he sug -
three years ago . Th e Bru ce, as             geste d that th e 5 .5 . Valdmanis
N ew fo u nd landers will rem ember.          mi gh t arrive a t th e Smallwood Pi er
w as the first steame r to be p u t o n       in P ort .l U X Basqu es.
G ulf Serv ice. a nd her skipp er a
                                                 Says Mrs. E th el M . \ Vinter o f
pop ula r so n o f Ne w fo u nd la nd.
                                              H al ifa x. " T he nam e for th e new
   Then alo ng came a lett er fro m           ferr y sho uld be 'J o seph Sma llwood '
M rs. 1'. A . R o ach . now liv in g in       for w itho ut Mr. Sm all w ood Ne w-
Windsor , Nova Scotia . and her               foundl an d wo u ld not h av e en tered
sugges t io ns included --- 5. 5. Ferr y      co nfede ratio n. a nd. wi tho ut co n-
Fay . 5 .5. Grandaide. 5 .5 . L in k.         federa tio n. the re wo u ld h av e bee n
5.5. Co n necto r . 5 .5 . Br ig us. 5 .5 .   no new ca r ferry in th e G ulf ~ ..
P ushove r. 5. 5. Guardi an . 5 .5 . Har -
bo ur D asher. 5 .5 . Bartlett and 5 .5 .        A t the p resent mome nt of wr it-
Barb ara Ann .                                ing , it looks as if the new car
                                              ferry w ill be the most th or ou ghl y
   O th er suggestio ns fro m A tlantic       nam ed bo at on the h igh seas :
G ua rdia n read ers incl uded : 5 .S .          Ca nadia n Gove rn me nt. please
M ont real. 5.5 . M ou n t R o yal. 5. 5.     lak e yo u r choice;
36                                                          \
                                                           .. T LA ;\;T1C GlJA R llI A;\;
                 NAIN CALLING
       by ADELAIDE LEITCH                     headquart ers every ni ght excep t
                                              Tuesday an d Thursday. Wash -
cr H E    wide -open spaces of north -        ing ton h as pic ked up th e Na in call
 1 er n Labrador arc no t so wide             --and also Baffi nla nd. T he men
ope n o r lon ely si nce th e red -ro o fed   o ut at thei r nets ca n listen o n th eir
M orav ian M ission sta tio n at Na in        o w n sm all sets at sea and. in win -
set up its o w n br oad cast ing statio n     ter. the sn ow y ba ys and in lets of
a nd began its ambit iou s battle             La brador do not h ave th e sam e,
aga ins t isolatio n in th e fa r C an-       still, iso latio n,
adia n nor th .                                   A nd to the M or av ian m ission -
    The peo ple of th e isola ted Es -        ar y' s wife. the ra dio is goo d too.
ki mo vi llage of N u tak arc h ear -         When R ev. Bill P eaco ck . superin -
in g agai n th e vo ice of a minister         tend ent for L abrador , is tr avell in g
aft er n earl y 3 0 years wi th no            t hrou gh hi s parish by boat or do g
regular ch urch service. T in y fish -        team , she kn ows wh ere he is a nd if
ing h aml ets a h u nd red or so mil es       h e is all righ t. in case of a sud de n
away are in touc h wit h the m ission         Lab rado r stor m.
Al}(;UST, 1951                                                                       37
           Af te r ,1 year a nd a half of nego -    Bu t th e radi o statio n idled as Il
       tio n fo r perm issio n to o pera te. the    wa ited perm ission to ope rate. and
       M oravi an M ission tod ay has a sec-        served in th e rol e o nly as an eme r-
       vice uniq ue o n the north ern coas t.       ge ncy sta tio n.
           The f irst, tentative p lans fo r th e            Contact With Go ose
       bro adcasts we re draw n up we ll he-
       fo re co nfederation and th ere wa s              However. they set up a regu lar
       h igh celebration w he n permissio n          sched ule w ith Goose Airpo rt at
       to broadcast came th rough fro m the          8 .,0 a. m. every day a nd. of the
       Newfo und land Gover nm ent.         But      nine p lanes th at came zoo mi ng
       before it could swing into o pera-            down int o Nai n that winter. seve n
       tion . co nfederation made the Ne w-          were o n mercy flights brought by
       foundland O.K . invalid. and nego -           the new radio. Nai n radio kept in
       tiatio ns had to sta rt all ov er ag ain     co ntact wi th th e pla ne each time
      - w ith Ottawa .                               fro m the time it left the airport
                                                     unt il it landed -- -and again on the
           M ean wh ile. Rev . Bill P eacoc k
                                                     retu rn fl igh t. O nce an SOS was
      had been buildi ng up a fri ends h ip-
                                                    p icked up in Baffi nland and relayed
       by-mai l wit h a tall . perso nable
                                                    to Goose. An o ther time , it was
       yo ung A merica n radio man . \Vil -
                                                    p icked up in Washi ngto n.
      liarn A . ("Wo" ) Ogletree. w ho
      had been statio ned at Bank l-iar-                Perm ission to ope rate as a reg u-
      bo u r . Labrado r. d ur -ing th e wa r.      lar statio n sendi ng o ut prog rams ,
      H ost il ities over. "\Vo" had go ne          came throu gh in the summe r of
       back ho me to th e St at es. still filled     1950. and the radi o licence and
      wi th the "L ure o f the Labrad o r"          call num bers we re receiv ed in a
       w hic h he passed o n to the gi rl he        dog-sled ma il early thi s yea r. N ain
      married -         a pe rt. black -haired      R adio . w ith a radius of 150 mil es
      teach er called Co nnie. W hen th ey          and a wa ve- leng th of 34 2 0 KC w as
      were inv ited to go to Nai n to               o n th e ai r as a f ull- fledge d station.
      teach in th e schoo l and to help set             When th e O gletr ees returne d to
      up the radi o statio n, they w asted          the States last summe r, a yo ung
      no time in packin g th eir belo ng-           M or avian Mi ssion co uple, Mr. and
      ings. booking passage o n the Kyle            Mrs. Fred Grubb. .Ir.. mo ved to
      and th e smaller \V in nifred Lee and         Na in to help wi th th e schoo l and
      head in g north - on the same boat            the stat io n.
      that bro ugh t th e R ev. Bill Peacoc k           R equ ests for p rog rams are be -
      back fro m furlo ugh in E ngla nd .           gi n ning to f ilt er in no w . Says Mr s.
          \ V ith them w en t crates of radio       P eacock . wi th a ch uck le: " I thi nk
      eq uipment, small transm itters and           so me of th ese fol ks are so thri lled
      receiv ing sets -       th e w hole Nai n     to hear th eir ow n lang uage o n the
      Sta tio n. we ll boxed. T he first w in-      rad io that they are not very criti -
      ter, Connie learned to cook a sea             cal: " Bo th she a nd her husba nd
      trou t and say " A ksunai" to th e            spea k Eskimo fl uently. M aterial
      visitors w ho came padding into h er          th at goes out over the Nain air
      fro nt parlour in sealski n boots. An d       waves is largely religious and edu -
      "\Vo " put in a new engineering               cational. wit h a sp rinkli ng of
      cou rse for the you ng Eskimo boys.           world and local new s.
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...
    But t he most pop ular prog ra m           a n 50S for a mercy pla ne. o r is-
is " M essage Night "         whe n the        su ing p rogra ms of p ub lic serv ice- >-
children in t he boa rdi ng school at          plays a fa r mo re v ital rol e in L a -
Nolin gat her arou nd the micropho ne          brador t ha n it ever co u ld in a
and send messages back home to                 met ro politan dis t ri ct w he re th e
thei r pare nts in isolated littl e coves      near est neigh bor is next do or an d
alo ng th e coas t. A ll in Es ki mo . of      th e nea rest docto r across th e str eet.
co urse- v-except w he n a yo u ngster is      In Na in th ese day a handful o f
show ing o ff a new -found mast er y           eage r peopl e are takin g o n a moun -
o f th e E ng lish ton g ue :                  ta in -sized p ro ble m of whittling
    Radio-v-whcthe r it is b ri ngi ng in      down the lo neliness of La br ador to
wo rd fro m the o u tside or sending           th e propo rtio ns of a mo le hi ll .



           THE MAN AT SEAVER LAKE
        by A. R. SCAMMELL                       I t wa s ringed b y cro wd s of ch ildr en
                                               and grow n -ups bu sily 's t uff in g
    T was J bea ut if ul su nshi ny Su n-
I      day after noo n and t here were
                                               th emselves and th e du cks with pop -
                                               cor n. W hat were th ey so exc it ed
crowds of outdoor ent h usiasts o n            about ? The n I saw th at some
M o n t real' s Mou nt Royal. H o rse-         sail -boat en thusias ts we re tryi ng out
back riders of both sexes steere d             t heir craft o n t he l itt le lake . On e
their tr otting mounts along side              schoon er-rigged boat wi th white
t rails tryin g to ca p t u re something       crowding sails ca ught my eye. \V it h
o f th e glamo u r of pioneer da ys.           q ueenly grac e she tacked and flew .
But it was ha rd to create t he illu -         obeying the w hi m of very ca pri -
sio n of virgi n fOH'StS and g rea t           cio us ai r-flow . Bu t t here w as
outdoo r 'spaces wit h calli ng chi ld ren     not h in g servi le o r clum sy in her
all abou t th em and the sigh t o f            o bedie nce. Out o f wood an d fa br ic
jaded adults th irst ily swa llowi ng          had been crea ted a thi ng of sen -
ice-crea m and soft d r in ks.                 si tivity . wit h a beauty and grace
                                               greater tha n t ha t of its co mpone n t
   I strol led along beneath the elm s,
                                               parts.
homesick for th e sight of blue salt
                                                    I looked fo r her owner. Then
wate r and the sails of ships. To a
                                               J saw h im . H e was no t ci ty -bor n.
Newfo undlande r eve n this bea uti -
                                                I could tell th at at a glance. H e
ful mo un tain park cou ld not bri ng
                                               was o ld. hi s l-ent body dressed
peace of        sp irit.   The crowds
                                               rath er car elessl y in a br own su it.
seeme d alie n. an d th e sy n thetic at-
                                               H is face was d eep -l ined and hi s
tempts at ru st icit y jar red . as did th e
                                               hands we re th ick an d rou gh -
rau cou s voice o f t he man w ith th e
                                               scarred . But h is eye was br ight .1S
ho t-dog concession . yelling h is
                                               he wa tched t he little craft di p and
wa res.
                                               da nce and sp u rn th e q uacki ng d ucks
   Now I was overlooking the lit -             as they ope ned a pathway for he r.
tle pond k nown as Beaver Lake.                I stood watc hi ng him for a rno -
AUG UST, 1951                                                                          39
ment and so me lin es came unb id -              1 d idn 't learn mu ch abo ut his
den to m y m ind :                          lif e awa y from N ew foundland . H e
                                            didn 't seem to wa nt t o talk about
     H e wh o lo ves th e ocea n            that or whe re he lived in M on tr eal
     And th e w ays o f ships               and I didn't pr eb e. I did gathe r
     Ma y ta ste beside a mounta in pool    th at h e was liv in g w it h on e of hi s
     Brine on hi s lip s.                   ch ildren, and that h e came o n fin e
                                            Sun days to Beaver Lak e to sail hi s
    I mov ed over to hi s side and
                                            boa t becau se in his ow n wo rds. " It
so meho w I co uld n' t h elp thi nk ing
                                            br ings back h om e to me and m y
h e was a New fo undlander. 1 said,
                                            li fe under sail."
"A h, b' y, she' d hav e mo re lo p than
that round in g Ca pe Fre els."                  The next sum me r peopl e we re
    H is bod y st iffened a li ttl e. H e   st ill saili ng boats at th e Lak e b ut
seemed to be list ening and lookin g        th e qu een of th e fleet was rniss ing .
in to th e di stance. Then , no t tur n-    1 foun d o ut, afte r so me enq uiry.
ing, he an sw ered , qu ot in g from an     th at th e ol d New fo undla nder had
o ld Ne w fo undla nd ballad:               d ied dur in g th e winter. Let D ani el
                                            Whitehead Hick y write h is ep itap h:
"A re yo u from Bonavista or are
                                            Say that he lo ved old shi ps : wr ite
      yo u fro m the Ba y ?"
                                                  no th in g mo re
        fini sh ed th e verse fo r hi m :   Upo n th e sto ne above h is restin g
                                                  pla ce ;
",I do resid e w h ere storms and tide      An d they who read will kn ow h e
  Do swee p down buildin gs strong;               lo ved th e ro ar
 H ere in full glee from T . and C.         Of brea kers white as st arlig h t,
 T o meet yo u o n th e ba w n ."                 sh adow lace
                                            O f purple twili ght s on a q uiet sea,
    He turn ed the n and we grip ped        First r id ge o f da ybr eak s in a wa it -
h ands. \Ve talk ed of voyages on                 in g sky,
th e Labr ador where he had fished          T he wi ngs o f gnlls th at beat eter -
fo r 30 yea rs: o f sealing trips to th e         nall y
ice. An d th e nam es o f capes and         And haunt old harbor s wi th t heir
bays, and sh ips and old cap ta ins               sil ver cr y.
th at h e had sailed with roll ed fro m     Sp eak so ftly now , hi s h eart has
h is lips with all th e nost al gic hun -         earned its rest ,
ger of an ex ile. \Ve stoo d th ere         Th is heart th at kn ew each alie n
by th e edge of th e duck -pond . ob -            star by nam e,
livious to th e chattering cro w d and      Kn ew pa ssion o f th e waves agai nst
spo ke o f th e th in gs that m eant              h is br east
mu ch to both o f ns. And all th e          When clouds swe p t dow n the sea
while the little schoo ner scudded                and lightning' s fla m"
back and forth across Beaver Lake           T ore skie s asunder wit h swift f in -
an d th e chee ring children met her              ger tips ;
at the side and turned h er ar ound         Write nothing m ore : say th at he
to ski m ja unt ily awa y aga in .                lov ed th e o ld shi ps.
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                     X or-t h - E a st coast from P o r t R e xt ou t o L a Sc ie

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  Goo d • •     Hardware                                             H a rd D ried and Labrador
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AUGUST, 1951                                                                                            41
     .,MIlH   D/ tlte Mi1Htlt

     LABRADOR
       SKIPPER
   F H o ratio A lge r we re ali ve to da y
I     and lo okin g abou t fo r a real -
life sto ry to weave into h is fa mo us
fictio na l pattern s of hero es 'risen
from the rank s' h e co uld not pos-
sibly ove rloo k th e ca reer of Ca p-
tain Edward J oseph O ' Keefe, mas-           Ca p t. Ed ward J oseph O'K eef e of t he
ter of t he S,S. Ky le o f th e Ne w-         S. S. K )'ll' is a n a m b as sa d or a floa t for
                                              N ewfo u nd la nd a n d La brador.
fo un d la nd services o f t he C.N ,R,
   Ca pt ai n O 'K eefe came up the           in t hat bea u tif u l settlement. A nd,
h ard way. ri gh t from t he m ain-           lik e eve ry ot he r lad in Newfo und -
deck , run g b y run g up the ladder          lan d. t he sea was in h is bloo d.
to th e b rid ge of h is ow n comman d.          ,In 1927 he came to St. J ohn 's
H e was bor n in T o r' s Cove in             to work, and we fin d h im amo ng
F err ylan d D ist rict forty-four yea rs     shi ps and sai lor me n before man y
ago . As a lad o n th e South ern             yea rs h av e passed. By an o dd co -
Shore h e fishe d lik e every other lad       inc idence th e first deck h e ever t rod,
and go t h is ed uc'at io n at the schoo l    as a n A ble-B odi ed Sea ma n . was the
                                              deck of the ship h e com mands to -
                    BUY                       day, th e S.S. Kyle , a 38-year-o ld
                                              veteran o f th e New fo und la nd and

             ACME                             Lab rad or coasta l t rad e. T hat was
                                              in th e year 19 3 5.
         PRODUCT S                                E d wa rd Joseph O'Keefe was am -
     Mad e     in Newfound land               biti ou s and eager to learn . L ittle
                 and                          mo re than a yea r passed by and we
              Help Keep                       find him bos u n of t he Ky le , and
      40 ,000 Newfou ndlande rs               in 19 2 7 h e was servi ng in the same
              Employed                        sh ip as Seco nd M ate, A lert and
                                              in telli gen t, he studied th e th eor y
      ACME - THE FLAVOUR
                                              of Naviga t io n at the Nav igat io n
         YOU'LL FAVOUR                        Schoo l in St. J ohn' s un d er Lieu t. -
                                              Co m . J. J . W hela n and A . G.
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   I. TIll' Six IInn.ic· l·owcr Coak e r
      S(IUOIrin' Up
  2. Tht· Shoot in g of th e Hawks
  3. T h e S<luid·Jiggin' Ground
     Th e Ca p li n fI;ml
  -1. Th e Rvans a n d th e Pittmans
        J ad. \\'~lS EH..r~' In ch a Sailor
  5. T h e Kclligr cw s Soiree
        Lllk l' ~-' S   Ho at

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   ISc FOR PACKING.
        •\1-.0 shee t music of th e Squid-
        Ji ggin' G ro u n d -     50c. a cop ~'
   I(    1101     a va ita h le lo calf v, order
                          fr om       '

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                                                             Sh illS Bro k e r s
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A UG UST. 19.>1                                                                                      43
P arrott . w hile he got his practical       summer seaso n they are bo ok ed
kn owledge from no less a famo us            solid . and berths hav e to be secured.
sea-d og th an C ap ta in T h o mas Con -    months- even years- i n advance.
nors. then master o f the Kyl e.             The route foll o wed by th e K yle
By 19 3 9 the yo ung man from                is no exc ept ion. In fact. it has the
T or 's Cove h eld h is F irst Mate's        added attract ion o f includin g La -
ti cket , and th e last r ung of the lad -   brador as w ell as Newfo und land
der was befo re him .                        scen er y. Peopl e co me from all ov er
    In June 19 44 h e got his first          Canada and th e U ni ted State s to
co m m and- the M. V , Henry W,              mak e th et r ip o n th e K yle a nd
S tone, bu ilt by th e late, great           in particular th e on e specia l trip in
sh ip -bu ilde r. C ap ta in H en ry W.      th e middle o f Jul y w h ich th e
Stone, M .B. E . o f M onroe, Trinity        steamer mak es int o the heart of La-
Ba y. In J anu ary, 194 5 , he had           brador . sailing up the great reaches
co m ma nd of th e M o ura , fo r a          of Lake Mel vill e to the lo vely set -
few months. and then went to the             tlem ent o f N orth wes t R iver close
North ton , a Gr eat Lakes type              to the g reat ai r base of Goose Bay.
ship. gaining considerable ex peri-              The pa sseng er list of th e K yle
ence runnin g bet w een New fo und-          has includ ed peopl e whose hom e
land and mainland ports. It wa s             add resses range from Okl ahom a in
th e H enr y W . Sto ne unde r his           the United St ates, to Va nco uve r in
co mmand which had the dis inctio n          Ca nada, rl n th e latter case it w as
o f op enin g the direct trade between       an 82 -ye ar-o ld man w ho 'wa nted
Prince Edward Islan d and New-               to see an iceberg', Ho w ever, he
fo u nd la nd,                               made the trip late in th e summer
    Then , in Jul y, 194 5, a yo ung         wh en icebergs we re fe w and far
sailor came back to his fi rst ship .        bet w een even o n the Labrado r
but thi s tim e h e was Ca ptain E . J .     C oast-but h is luck was in . H e
O 'K eefe of th e S.S. Kyle. The             did see o ne, the o nly o ne pa ssed by
w heel had co me full circle . For           th e " Ky le" that tr ip. The steamer
six years now. he has taken that             mak es on e o ther trip to Northwest
ship up and down the east coast of           Ri ver, bu t th at is in th e late Fall
New fo und land and th e Coast of            before navigation closes. and that is
L abrador , and by all acco unts is          no tim e fo r trip pers !
o ne of the most popular and capa-               The ship's regular run takes her
ble skippers in th e New fo und land         'do w n north ' as far as Hopedale. a
Co astal servi ce. Hi s nam e and per-       M oravian Missi on settlement. In
so nality are kno wn and adm ired            late M ay o r early Jun e. as soo n as
from on e end of North Am erica to           nav igati on o pens she pi cks up fish -
th e o the r. That is literall y true.       ermen in New fo undland and takes
   The coastal steamers o f New -            them to Lab rador fo r the 'summer
foundland, and t he routes th ey             fish ery and brings th ey back in th e
travel . hav e lon g been famou s for        Fall. Tripp ers and fisher men alike
ho spi tal ity and co urtesy . and for       testif y to the capabilit ies and en-
exhilarating beaut y o f scenery . Each      dearin g q ualities o f Ca p tai n Ed -
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   L t d ., o ne of t he o ldest fir ms in
   Xewfuu n d la nd .     H u b a v q uid.
   Iro re n fillets are ht·(omi nf.: m or e
   a nd mere we ll-k no wn in X OT      th
   Am e ri ca . Ne wfou nd la n d f i a h .
   ca ug ht in the crvs ra t-ctear wat er s
   of the X o rr h At bmr ic, pac ke d           JOB BROTHERS
   a nd fro zen by th e q u irk- Freeze                 and Com pany ltd .
   method is indeed Seafood p a T                               St. John's
   e xce l fence.
                                                         Estahfishcd i ll 1780


At:Gt:ST. 195 1
ward O'Keefe. and o n coasts lik e
that o f N ewfoundl and Lab rad or . a
sk ip per mu st be cap abl e.                       SPORTING
    Captain O 'K eefe is proud o f hi s
record. No ne of the ships he has
co mmanded has had a serio us m is-
                                                    AROUND
hip. and o nly a "bump and go o n"
as he terms it. in his six years o n        " 'ha l is the    Island 's Greatest SpOTI?
the ro ck -strew n rout e o f the
K yle. Of middl e height. stocky .                    by DOUG SMITH
with an eng aging smile and an                  What is N ewf oundland 's grea t-
amiabl e manner . he fairl y ex udes        est spo rt? Ask any I w clv e blok es
that hospitable forthrightn ess that        from St. .Io b n' s to Co rne r Brook .
is so traditional of his nati ve South-     from Grand Bank to P istol et Bay .
ern Shore. a bit o f o ld Ireland in        and you'll wind up prostrate w ith
th e We st.                                 .1 do zen diff erent answ ers.

    He w a-s married in 19 2 9 to Mi ss         D on 't qu estion my judg ment o n
Su san M cC arth y o f M ar vstow n.        th is. T ake it from here that such
P lacent ia Bay. and has seven chil -       is gospe l. I ran the gauntlet try ing
dren , M ost of them hav e the sea-         to crystalize it. I ended up m utt er-
fever to o . Hi s eldest daug hter          ing in my beer unt il the w aiter was
Lau ra w orks wi th a St. Jo hn's           no t sure if it w as the fo am from
firm. lon g associa ted wi th the           th e suds o r h ydr o phob ia fro thi ng
                                            aroun d my qui vering lips .
Maritim e life o f Ne wfo undland.
                                                Interruptin g o ne seve nth inning
and agent s fo r Ll oyds of London .
                                            stretcher wh o wa s in the midst o f
She is a keen student o f the famo us
                                            rising. I gen tly popped th e qu es-
" R eg ister." Hi s eldest bo y. 19 years
                                            tion : Wha t is yo ur favo urite spo rt?
old . is now an A .B. on th e " K yle"
                                            He looked at me pityingl y . . .
followin g in his father 's fo otsteps ,    turned to the East, bo w ed three
    In an island fam ous , and justl y      tim es and reverentl y murmur ed :
so. fo r its lon g and illu striou s line   " baseball ."
o f seafarers, sealing and bank ing             F oolish -like . 1 cor ralled a joker
skip per and coastal captains, Cap-         wh o had a fierce gleam in his w ide
tai n Ed ward J oseph O'Keefe of th e       blue o rbs. Said he in a ton e ze ro
"Kyle" is w inn ing h is o wn wo rthy       enough to ma ke a n Eski mo holler
niche. T o hundr eds of v isito rs          for a hot w a te r bo ttl e, "Y o u're off-
fro m the ma inland wh o have made          side o n the q uery chum, The an-
the trip in th e "Kyle" he is a sym -       cient Eg ypt ian s pl ayed foo t ball
bo l o f New fo undland, co urageo us.      th ousands of years ago . II' ll be
ope n- hearted. a man o f the sea; for      pla yed thou sands of eo ns hence.
N ew foundland . he and hi s br other       when yo ur littl e ba t and ball boys
captains in the N ew fo und land Ser -      are listed w ith the nursery rhym es,"
vic es of the C N R. are ambassadors            Undaunted. and fort ified w it"
afl oat full of a wh olesome and per -      the knowl edge that even if I did get
vading good w ill.                          fired . there wa s alw ays th e bab y
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                                              worsh ippers of car nage . mayhem
                                              and bru tal encounters. Give me
                                              hut a few paragraphs on my ow n
                                              op iate in lif e. T he medicine th at
                                              h eals all m y festering troubles,
                                              soo thes my q uiveri ng nerve s and
                                              leaves me wea k. spe nt , tired an d
                                              co ntented as a L abrado r do g bask-
                                              in g in th e sun.
                                                  Lead me to a spot where the
                                              wa ter 1S deep . black and intrig ui ng
                                              wi th the unkno wn . \V ncre lu rk th e
                                              fi nny tribe. W he re, m ercy me , as I
                                              feverishl y fu mble the squirming
                                              repti le o n m y h ook , spit hopefully
                                              o n it thr ee tim es and cast it into
                                              th e depths, th ere goes my w hole
                                              very being. A ll of me, co ncent ra ted
                                              on that o ne slimy , wriggling littl e
                                              message of m ine to th ose candida tes
                                              for a ki ng's pla te.
                                                  "Richa rd, h e sco res. " "Dimaggio
                                              h its a hom er." H o w pale . How
· . . . \V e   Give   You   One    Guess!     anae mic. H o w utterl y insignificant
bonus. I cornered our edito r. He             co mpared to th e strike of a whop -
had a farawa y look in hi s gli m mers        ping mu d . ra inbow o r salmo n,
and was muttering to him self. " It's         \Vh o yet has fa iled to cur b the ac-
th e bowling alle ys, I tell you; m y         celera tio n of h is po und ing h eart at
av erage was twic e JS goo d befo re."        the sigh t of a leap ing fish wit hi n
I slunk aw ay wh en I read the co n-          feet of h is fl y ?
temptu ou s answe r in h is burning               In spi te of all their protesta tions,
pu pils.                                      aff irma tio ns and co nfirmatio ns re-
    M y uncl e was an original r uck-         ga rdi ng th eir favou rite sport. w here
a-b ur ly kid , lie' s th e type th at        do all in Newfou ndland fin d a
crosses hi s finge rs wh en Ma urice          co m mo n meeti ng grou nd ? O n th e
R ichard gets tthe rubber and back -          ponds, the lakes. the rivers . strea ms
h and s th e kids if th ey dare to try to     and o n the ocean wide .
t une in o r. th e Lon e R an ger. " Se n,"       T he re, is the one spot in New-
said he, " the re's o nly o ne ga me th at    fo und la nd w here there are no ri ng -
is f it for a real Newfo und lander.          side seats. No place of precede nce
Now ski ddad le back to yo ur o w n           fo r any class of socie ty . W here the
side of th e blu e lin e and dont cross       you ngster with his pole . li ne a nd
my crease again ."                            worm can ofte n o utdo the slickest
   Gad sir, I ha d trul y st irred u p a      and most expensive of rigs .
mess of sculp ins and each o ne ready              Fis hi ng . fishing       fishi ng
to pri ck me.                                 th at is the spo rt of k ings. And that
   Zou nds and piffle o n yo u lusty          is the spo rt o f New fo und la nders.
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L   O S G HEFORE       -ru u PR ESS
P!IO TO GR ,. P IlE R
            \             go t hi s
pic tur e. Barn ey ' s buc k saw
hall c ut th e pulp wood
w hich becam e th e paper on
w h i ch t h e pict u re i s
p ri n te d. F or B ar n e y
l l a l l o r a n " i s a N e w-         t he journey to Corner                  runs the Ff)()t ru le over
foundland logger . on the                Bro ok by truck. tr ai n.               eve ry logg er at th e sta rt
pa yro ll of th e lar ge st in-          sleigh or mo st usual o f all,          of th e seas on. A ccording
reg rat ed pulp and pape r               floati ng dow n by river ,              to th e cam p coo k , his
mi ll in the wo rld . . •                ther e to be pul pe and         d       a ppetite ~ ~ b~ilt in pro -
Bowa rcr s at Corne r Broo k .           pr o essed int o ne wsp rint.
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(l is job is to fell and c ut            H alloran srs id s five foot            bet we en tw o bisc uits ,"
th e t rees int o four foo r             eleven in h ; ~ soc ks. and             Harney just gr ins. I-Ie
bolts. using rhe length o f              weighs 180 I-c. ods. ac-    u           knows that a logger wi t h-
his buck saw as a sta nda rd .           cor d ing to the ,.., .,..,. ~, f_ of   ou r an appe ti te is as useless
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