Edited from the Saint Croix Courier
Week of Wednesday, July 15, 1987
ST. STEPHEN – Rotarians attending the official District Governor’s Visit and Awards Night at the Kirk-McColl United Church hall Monday night were told that females will, in all likelihood, eventually be allowed to join the Rotary movement.
District Governor Stan Steeves of Moncton told about 75 members, wives and guests assembled in the hall that in the U.S.A., women can now be members, and “In Canada, it may happen, but not for a while.”
He said in the U.S., Rotary is classed as a business, while in Canada it is a service club.
“When Rotary’s Council of Legislation meets in 1989, the word MALE may be taken out of the constitution,” he said.
“I do feel it will happen and we all know we have some smart and excellent ladies in business today.
“In club service, Rotary by itself can do nothing, but Rotarians as a group can accomplish anything.”
Grand Manan – The Grand Manan Fire Department was called out last week to fight a stubborn blaze at the site of the new airport.
Slash being burned during clearing of land for the airport got out of control, threatening the area. Members of the fire department were on the site most of the night, keeping an eye on hot spots.
Canada Day Celebrations
Campobello – Canada Day festivities started on the evening of June 30 when the king, queen, prince and princess were chosen to head the parade. The honours went to Carson Savage, Amber Lank, Dustan Barker and Felicia Wright.
Wednesday, being a bright, sunny day, a large crowd gathered at the Legion hall at Welshpool to enjoy the many events scheduled. These included races for several age groups, wheelbarrow races, watermelon eating contest, baby beauty contest, doll carriage and bicycle parade, and dunking tank. The greased pole proved quite an attraction and challenge, not only to the boys but to some of the young ladies as well.
Job Development Grads – Lincourt Manor was the site of Friday’s graduation ceremony for the 15 graduates of the 17-week training program for geriatric aides. Graduates were: Eva McCrum, Sharon Austin, Sandy Murphy, Loraine Gilmore, Susan Dinsmore, Susan Stafford, Myrna Doten, Valerie Henry, Gisele Scott, Mark Hamilton, Carlene Gaddas, Nancy Niles, Donna Cooke, Audry McCullough, Debbie Holmes.
Campobello – Darrell Newman and family of Massachusetts are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manning Newman.
Bocabec – Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Lehman of Naples, Fla., arrived to spend a vacation at their cottage on the Holt’s Point Road.
Rollingdam – Mrs. Gene Currie enjoyed seeing lots of different states on a trip by transport truck with her brother, David Frost of St. Stephen, to Louisiana.
60 YEARS AGO – 1957
Tom Acheson to stay at Teachers’ College
Thomas E. Acheson, well-known St. Stephen school teacher, has received a permanent appointment to the staff of Teachers’ College, Fredericton. Dr. F.A. MacDiarmid, chief superintendent of education for New Brunswick announced in the capital city last Thursday.
Mr. Acheson, principal of Marks Street School for 31 years, was acting art director at the college for Clair Healey, who is studying overseas after receiving a Beaverbrook scholarship.
CALAIS – Thanks to Ken Kallenberg, we feasted Monday on a pair of large and delicious trout snagged during a fishing trip to end all fishing trips that Ken took with Frisky Osborne and Dex Thomas up on the Gaspe peninsula the first week in July.
They spent the week at Lake Madeline on a government-run setup, reservations for which are restricted and must be applied for well in advance. Fishing from crack of dawn until dusk except for the breaks for meals, they caught more trout than many of us will see in a lifetime and threw most of them back.
Aside from the fabulous fishing, the trip itself was a memorable experience for Ken. Moose prowled the camp yard in the early morning and one day while fishing Dex flicked a big fellow’s rump with his leader. The one sign of civilization on the lake was the lone camp which houses fishing parties.
Imported car agency opens
The first authorized Volkswagen sales agency in Charlotte County will open Monday morning at Old Ridge where Bert Linton has established his Linton Sales and Service in the former Red Lantern dance hall, which has been extensively remodeled.
With Mr. Linton will be Kenneth Johnston, Moore’s Mills, in charge of the repair shop, Jack McGuigan, Milltown, general work, and Bill Burns, St. Stephen, salesman.
90 YEARS AGO – 1927
His Worship Mayor Graham requests all citizens to display flags and bunting Saturday on the occasion of the visit of Their Excellencies, The Governor General and Viscountess Willingdon. The vice-regal party will arrive by automobile from St. Andrews about 3:15 and will go directly up Union Street to Government House. On their departure they will go along Union, through Milltown and return to King Street via Water Street. The town is putting out the new sidewalk flags and it is hoped that all citizens along these routes at least, will accede to the wishes of the mayor.
Sir Herbert and Lady Ames of Montreal spent last Thursday at Kennedy’s Hotel.
Mrs. W.B. Buchanan entertained the members of the W.A. of the Presbyterian church at a delightful picnic supper at her cottage at the Ledge on Tuesday.
120 YEARS AGO – 1897
Wild strawberries are selling for fifteen cents. They are not very plentiful.
The gale of wind which prevailed yesterday enabled the twelve ton schooner Austin P., Captain Mert Stuart, to make a record for herself. She made the run from Chocolate Cove, Deer Island, to St. Stephen in two hours and forty minutes.