Constituency to be split

"LOOKING BACK THROUGH OUR HISTORY 30,60,90 & 120 YEARS AGO Joanne Mires Edited from The Saint Croix Courier of March 29, 1994"

St. Stephen – The name “fish and chip constituency” reflects two major sources of income, potato farming in the north and fishing in the south.

But the long-standing federal electoral district of Carleton-Charlotte would be counting its last days.

Under the proposals set forth this year by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for New Brunswick, the pres- ent constituency would be split south of Woodstock.

The southern part of the district would include Musquash, Gagetown, Oromocto and Kingsclear as well as traditional areas such as McAdam, St. Stephen, St. Andrews, St. Gorge and the Fundy Isles. It would be known as the federal electoral district of Charlotte.

Beckett gets medal

Calais Legion member Frank Beckett received recognition for his 75 years of Legion membership, and for being the only surviving world War I veteran in the area, at the Legion’s recent 75th anniversary dinner. Presenting Beckett with his honors was William Audett, state commander of the American Legion.

Leonardville– The amateur show at the Deer Island School on Thursday evening was well attended and enjoyed. Tickets sold on a weekend at the Delta – winner was Marilyn Richardson. The D.I. Stolt Sea Farm ball team sold tickets on a snow- blower  and  the  winner  was  Charlotte Brown. A 50/50 draw was won by Ryan Marten. Door prizes were won by Ruth Farris, Ross Cline, Lee Lord. Proceeds are

for the Grade Nine class. Refreshments were also sold.

West Charlotte Hockey League champs

The Brass Bull Warriors claimed yet another West Charlotte Hockey League championship Friday with a 4-1 win over the Milltown Trucking Flames. Mem- bers of the winning team included: Scott Bradley, Blair Dickson, Bill Dowling, Tom MacKenzie, Tom Taylor, Jim Ross,

B.B. Chamberlain (coach), Tim Sharkey, Frank Brown, Blair Price, Mike Kohler, Mike England, Mike Graham, Bob Stin- son, Vern MacNichol, Alan Nesbitt and Dave Stevens (manager).

60YEARSAGO1964

Newburnertobereadyinsixweeks…contractor

St. Stephen incinerator should be ready for its first load of garbage in about six weeks, thinks contractor Ivan Jackson.

Excavation for the new burner was started ten days ago and is now almost ready for the concrete substructure.

Mr. Jackson told The Courier that the iron, to be supplied by the Saint John Iron Works, would be ready in a couple of days, he had been informed, and from there on it was clear sailing.

He noted he did not envision any hold- ups in the construction.

Be like dad – keep mum

Calais – There is still no word on the location of the new post office, if any. A rumored cut in appropriations may have something to do with the delay in any sort of negotiations for a new site, unless some have been made and the local party or parties involved are keeping mum.

Twoareagirlsnamedfinalists

Two local area girls have been named

among the ten finalists in the second Five Roses Young Canada Bake-Off to be held April 17 in Moncton. They are Bertha Brown, Pennfield Ridge, and Barbara Pierce of McAdam.

The girls will be accompanied to the provincial or national finals by a parent or chaperone with all expenses paid by the millers of Five Roses Flour.

90YEARSAGO1934

Firecauses$11,000damagetoriversidesectionofWaterStreet

Fire whose origin has not been deter- mined caused damage totaling nearly

$11,000 to another section of St. Stephen’s beleaguered riverside business section early last Friday morning, but early discovery of the fire and smart work by the border fire departments limited the flames to two buildings despite the fact that a gale was blowing at the time. Starting, as nearly as can be determined in or near an outside wall of the building occupied by the Adanac café, the flames swept up through the wall to the second storey of the building and spread to the structure next door occupied by Douglas

Sporting Goods and C.S. Vanstone’s tailor shop before it could be halted.

Honeydale– The first car of the sea- son appeared on Sunday morning when Lewis Orr drove his small car a mile and a half up the Woodstock Road and back, in good time on the hard roads and crust. Eldon MacRae also had his car out for several short rides. Those with cars are getting anxious to see the roads get fit for driving again.

120YEARSAGO1904

Mrs. Clarke of Watt Junction, who was born in 1801 and is therefore one hundred and three years old, was in town last week and surprised many by the spryness with which she moved about. She is smarter than many who are not half her age.

Milltown,Maine– While crossing on the ice from the cotton mill on Thurs- day evening, Everett McCracken broke through and was rescued with some diffi- culty by Fred McGraw.

Joanne Mires has been working for The SaintCroixCouriersincethefallof1982and began doing the 30 Years Ago column

in1994.

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