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The Liberal, 24 Jun 1954, p. 2

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2 THE LIBERAL, Richmond Hm, Thura., June 24, 1954 w: 8: (box, In the near future Richmond Hill Arena Association will meet to decide the fate of artificial ice for the local ar- ena. Up to the time of publication the campaign has brought in $17,500 of the $50,000 required for the project. Can- v3ssers have been working hard to bring in the money, but, as is evident from the total sum to date, the t0p is a long jump away. The Association is a long way from its objective and it would be disappoint- ing, indeed, to many in the district to see this plan for ice go down the drain. It was suggested last week‘ that if every Liberal subscriber gave $10. for a de- benture, $38,000 would be realized. This would bring the Association over its objective. If each Liberal subscriber There is imminent danger that ov- er-optimism regarding the effectiveness of gamma globulin in preventing polio may result in a tragic curtailment of the material where and when it is most desperately needed this summer. ~ Dr. Nelles Silverthorne, chairman of the Child & Maternal Health Section of the Health League of Canada, said: “It is only fair in non-epidemic areas for all people to co-operate with our present plan of using gamma globulin (already in short supply) to protect possible close contacts in a very heavily infected area where an epidemic is caus- ing severe crippling and death." Actually the immunizing potential- ities of gamma globulin have not yet been proven beyond question. “It is aSSumed,” Dr. Silverthorne said, “That V The annual June survey of farm ,QrOps and live stock commenced on June 1. Forms are distributed by the Dom- inion Bureau of Statistics and provinces co-operate with the Bureau in the con- duct of the survey. The survey makes it possible to measure the changes which have taken place during the past year in the numbers of live stock on farms and the acreages seeded to crops. An innate sense of modesty usually prevents one from tooting his own horn. to use the robust but undignified Eng- lish of the present day. That sense of modesty, however, does not and should not deter the business man from bidding for trade by describing in glowing terms the merchandise he sells, the prices he charges and the terms he offers. In as much as a newspaper is a business it no doubt comes within the classification of enterprises that may advertise. Howev- er, .most folks are familiar with the pro- ducts a newspaper handles, and a great many of them, possibly over ninety per cent, have had occasion at one time or another and probably quite often, to recognize and even marvel over the sell- ing power of a classified advertisement. lndiscriminatc Use OF Gamma Globulin Upwise i The representative of a large ad- vertising agency told us this week, how- ever. of a rather unique test of this sell- ing power his company has been mak- ing. “We called practically all of the advertisers in your classified columns,” he said, “and after identifying our- selves. we asked them to tell us what results they had obtained from the few Of the host of dangers that face us during every moment of our lives, the combination of the pedestrian and the motor car is one of the most danger- ous and is becoming increasingly so. And second only to motor accidents comes the accident caused by Jaywalk- mg. Jaywalking is a term which, al- though we may not be aware of it, is really applicable to a great number of us and it is only aftera “close call” that we give it much thought. The term, itself, in colloquial terms means a person who crosses the street without caution and has its origin in the term “Jay”, which implies a greenhorn or one who carries on in a thoughtless and careless manner. That seems to fit the proverbial Jaywalker to a “T”; one who goes on his merry way giving little thought to his own safety or the situation which. caused by his or her carelessness, often times involves an innocent motorist. The city of Chicago instituted a system recently whereby Jaywaiking has been considerably cut down. City police started by handing out tickets listing the type of traffic rule violation. W An Independent Weekly: Established 1878 ‘<“" Subscription Rate 82.50 per year; to the United States $3.00; So Single Copy Member Audit Bureau of Circulations Member Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association J. E. SMITH, M.P., Publisher - ‘1va _,77, Telephone TUrner 4-1261 "Authorized as second class mail, Post Ofiice Department, Ottawa" Olin liberal For Pedestrians Only Agricultural Survey We Sell Everything Money -- gave $1.00 or even $2.00 and pooled re- sourc for a $10.00 debenture this would be a sizeable increase towards the $50,- 000 objective. The Association needs every con- tribution, large or small, and if enough money ‘comes in to make it possible to continue the plan, we will have artificial ice next Fall. The Association has tried to get artificial ice for us. They have done what everyone has agitated for a long time â€"â€" “start the ball rolling.” If they don’treach their objective we have no right to com- plain any more about the lack of arti- ficial ice. Money may be sent to the Manager. the Bank of Nova Scotia, Richmond Hill. gamma globulin protects at most for a short period; namely, one month. I should not believe it wise to keep giving children injections of gamma globulin every month when many of them will not become infected in any case. It would seem rather useless to give gamma glo- bulin when a child leaves on his summer vacation to find that he developed para- lytic poliomyelitis a month or two after the probable protective effects of gamma globulin have worn off. In other words, indiscriminate use of gamma globulin inmon-epidemic areas is not only selfish in view of the shortage but may also prove quite futile.” Gamma globulin is not to be con- fused with the anti-polio vaccine wh'ch is being tested this summer in fhe n- ited States, and which, it is hoped, may provide long-term immunity. Information supplied by an individ- ual farmer is kept confidential. All farm reports received are grouped toâ€" gether and enable the statistician to es- timate the annual statistics so import. ant to farmers and their organizations. All farmers, therefore, are asked to co- operate in making this survey as suc- cessful as possible. lines of publicity they had purchased. “When I say we were surprised I speak only the truth. Well OVer ninety per cent of them had five, ten and some of them twenty-five and thirty replies, and all of them had succeeded in their objective of selling, buying the things they offered, obtaining employment or finding employees. It has been said that women readers in particular read most mercantile advertisements carefully, but I never realized before our test the drawing.power of your classified col- umns.” The observations of the advertising man recall the publicity exploits of a large New York merchant who opened a. branch store in London, England. He ad- vertised extensively in the display col- umns of the London press, but he also sprinkled paragraphs in the classified columns, one of which read: “We sell everything from a. needle to an ele- phant.” We have no record of whether he received calls for either needles or elephants, but we are told he thus at- tracted much attention to himself and his store. listed: ed cars. 3. You stepped from the curb when vehicles were dangerously close. 4. You neglected to look for turn- ing vehicles 5. You ignored the police officer's directions for a safe crossing. 6. You disobeyed, the traffic light. Later in the year these warning tickets were replaced by summonses carrying maximum fines of $3.00. Jaywalking may still be a sport in rural areas where there is little but loc- al traffic. Here in Richmond Hill and district, however, we are on one of Can- ada’s oldest and most heavily travelled highways where the danger can be as great as in the big cities. There is no place for Jaywalkers. Whether or not the motorist may be careless is no ex- cuse’for the pedestrian to ignore his own safety. ‘ Just a warning to both young and old alike. when you're crossing the road, BE CAREFUL, you could be killed out there! ALVERNA SMITH, Associate Editor 1. You failed to look both ways. 2. You walked from between park- The following traffic offenses are Ice Public Opinionj: Excerpts from the files of The Liberal Home paper of the Richmond Hill district since 1878 JULY 12. 1951 The induction service was held at'Richmond Hill United Church last Wednesday when the Rev. C. G. Higginson was installed as minister of the par- ish. Electric POWer to the for the purchase of :1 equipment: and on th tion of daylight saving 1! II I. J JUNE 18. 1885 Mrs. Elizabeth Stong Anatln n0 {Inn knmn n4- At a public meeting. the rate- payers of Thornhill will vote on an $8,500 sidewalk Brogrgxp: “'Céh'stable Robert P, Robbins commenced duties as village police_ ofliper last vyeek. Wednesday morning saw two huge steam shovels of the Mar- ino Construction Co. start into the $350,000. village sewer pro- ject Markham Tow ship coy on liens delayed actio on the ék b- llshngen't of a ward system un- til more figures are available to study the proposal. Firemen have almost com- pleted work on their brigade room over thef village garages. Donations of urnishi s h been made by citizensntqo 11% the room as attractive and as comfortable as possible. Word has been given by the Bell Telephone Co. that dial phones can be expected by next spring. , -râ€"â€""'v' , The concrete prefab plant of Murray Associates is now open and on full production. York County lost'another link with the historic past with the passing of David Frederick Sprague at Elgin Mills. Mr. Sprague was born in 1838 at Keswick. David Blair Birrell, proprie- tor of the York Mills hotel for the past 40 years, passed away last week. Residents of Richmond Hill will vote on a referendum next week on the following ques- tions: for the supply of Hydro Excitability and a weakness for sensationalism have always been a part of what might be called an American national character. These traits have been conspicuously manifest in the public reaction to the in- ternal Communist menace, in the past few years have seen wild charges tossed about free- ly, a stiffening of immigration laws, public spectacles made out of government investigations and committee meetings through the medium of television, and the increasing influence of a man who, in seeking out Com- munists. has exploited a nation- al near-hysteria to use uncon- stitutional and immoral meth- ods without due respect for law and the proper use of authority. while he, on the side, increased his own political power. The democratic ideals of the Amer- ican people are, of course, as strong as they ever were, but nevertheless certain aspects of the current Communist witch- hunt. while far from represent- ing the beginnings of a totalitar- ian regime, do threaten to un- dermine the very basis of our strength, the freedom of the moral conscience Pf the indivi- dual Western Civilization. alone of the world’s great civilizations is based upon the concept of freedom and responsibility of the individual. Its roots are deep, stemming from the He- brews, who alone among the many tribes of that time, de- veloped in their religion the concept of individual moral res- ponsibility" from the Greeks, whose concepts of citizenship and democracy are still the strongest root, from the R0- mans, who made every indivi- dual equal before the law, and from the Reformation when each indivdual had to search his own conscience to decide which he should choose. Its ideals have been obtained only through struggle and in return. in times of crisis, these ideals have pro- vided a strong, unbreakable foundation of moral strength. without which conflicts -â€" and it must be admitted that con. flict between peoples has been. at least until now .a perpetual by Robert Risebrough, a Junior at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and formerly a student at Richmond Hill District High.School “Way Back When plumber for another estimate.” ombatz’ng The Communist Menace "Not at all! By all means call in another JUNE 11, 1925 Electric Power to the village; for the purchase of new fire equipment; and on the adop- tion of daylight savlng time. JUNE 18. 1885 Mrs. Elizabeth Stong died re- cently at the home of her son Joseph. Mrs. Stong was of, German descent being Cather- ine Fisher and was born in 1798. In 1816, she was married to David Stong. These two people carved a home out of the wild forest on lot 25 West York. The Tunkers will hold their Spring Feast next Saturday and unday at Victoria Square 'hur‘ch. The Love Feast will also be held on Saturday. An adjourned meeting of the Vaughan Ploughmen's Associaâ€" tion will be held at Palmers Hotel. Maple, on June 14. Entrance examinations to the High School will commence on July 2 this year. Comments the editor:â€"-â€" “Last Saturday evening a dis- graceful scene took place in the centre of the village which would scarcely have been allow- ed in a place where the inhabi- tants are only partially civilized. Two small boys about 10 years of age were engaged in a fight, which with short intervals, last- ed about an hour. Much as the boys were to blame, the 'large number of men who stood ar- ound, apparently enjoying the sport were far more guilty. whose presence seemed to en- courage rather than intimidate the young pugilists. At last they were separated by a gentleman possessing more courage than the other onlookers. Only two nights previous, twé very small boys were given five cents to engage in a similar contest. Shame. we say. to thosa Who call themselves men." part of human existence â€" de- generate into nationalistic wars. fought between disillusioned peoples because of fear or self- gain. The possibility that we might lose this basis of our strength must be seriously con- sidered, although it may never happen. a The question that every citi- zen of the free world must ask of himself is whether this foun- dation is being weakened by factors currently operating within his own society. Examp- les are not wanting in any West- ern nation, although some of the more conspicuous have been in the United States. Not truly conscious of the moral strength of the people, the American government has set up loyalty boards, commanded many oaths of allegiance. in effect demand- ing a compulsory observance of the principles of democracy from its citizens. Robin Hood has been banned as subversive Communist literature in one midwestern town, while intel- lectuals are in great danger of no longer being able to discuss the merits of political systems other than the one currently in existence. Further and more extreme examples are well known to any newspaper read- er. . At the same time the Com- munist menace can not be ig- nored. Western governments must know, for the safety of their p‘eoples, what the Com- munists are doing in the unions, in government, and in the schools. Vigilance must I be maintained and all shown to be commanding allegiance to Mos- cow must be removed from res- ponsible positions andnif nec- essary. barred from the coun- try. This last distinction is vi- tal and must be made; we can- not sacrifice those very things we are trying to defend. On the other hand, the high- est ideals of our civilization do not thrive in an atmosphere of lassitude and serenity. It re- mains to be seen whether war. which in the past has played such a major role in the preser- vation and development of these ideals, will be the only means to this end in the future. Sunday Afternoon By Dr. Archer Wallace | MEETING TROUBLE HEAD 0N When trouble comes, and it visits all at one time or another. the important thing is the way we meet it. An expertness which crushes one man and drives him almost to despair, acts as a stim- ulating challenge to another. Here is an illustration of that truth. Every day hundreds of type- writers are sold but one day a man bought one under unusual circumstances; His name was Ba'sil King and he was a native of Prince Edward Island. He en- tered the ministry of the Angli- can Church and for a short time he had a career of great useful- ness and the outlook was prom- ising. Then suddenly his health failed and his eyesight became so poor that he could read only with great difficulty. He con- sulted an eye specialist who broke the painful news to him that his eyesight would become steadily worse and he would ev- entually become totally blind. It is not easy to understand what such a verdict means to a ‘young man looking forward to a long career of usefulness. but years later Basil King made this statement: "On the day that I knew I would lase my sight I bought a typewriter." There in a sentence we have the spirit of a man who never indulged in self-pity or gave way to bitterness. Slowly at first he learned to operate the type‘ writer by the touch system and much of what he had intended to say from the pulpit. he typed on his machine, often propped up in' bed, for he had other troubles besides failing eye- sight. v-5“ ,. First he wrote a number of novels which were well receiv- ed. Among these the best- known were: ‘The Inner Shrine', ‘The Street Called Straight’. ‘The Side of the Angels. and The Happy Isles.‘ The books all carried a message of hope and courage. they were sincere and portrayed the spirit of one who had fought and won a spir- itual battle. He found satis- faction in the knowledge that no physical calamity such as blind- ness or ill health of any kind need crush the spirit and bring despair to the soul. He won this battle himself but that was not enough. He knew that all over the world there were people â€" often in the prime of life â€" who, like himself, had listened to a ver- dict that sounded terrible. So he wrote a book called ‘The Conquest of Fear. which per- haps was his most important contribution to literature and to life. The book was written out of his own experience and did a tremendous amount of good. Over thirty thousand copies were sold in a year and the stimulating volume must have been read by tens of thou- sands in his own and other lands. Besides hundreds of articles and stories for newspapers. Basil King wrote thirty volumes, most. ’of which were definitely aimed to encourage disabled and han- dicapped people. But nothing could be more characteristic of this brave, friendly man than those words: "‘On the day that I knew I would lose my sight I bought a typewriter." A century ago a Russian Gen- eral named Swarrow after an encounter in which his forces won a victory over the oppos- ing army, captured the enemy's fortress and had the lead made into medals struck for his own soldiers so that bullets intend- ed to kill his men were made into honourable decorations. Thus was threatened defeat turned into glorious victory. NEWMARKET : A local merchant is credited with sounding the al- arm when safe crackers attempt- ed to open the safe at the Loblaw Groceteria. Police were called but the safecrackers escap'ed through a rear exit. That dramatic incident can be applied in a moral sense. The seeming disasters can be trans- formed into victories. Paul used that idea when writing to the Christians in Rome: “My brethren count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." He drove home the idea that se- vere trials need not drive men to despair; rather they offer a challenge to gain victories. We grow in stature by meeting troubles with courage and hope. There is truth in the lines of an old hymn: Each victory will help you‘ Some other to win. p». 'lulllllllllllllllllulllllullulllllllllm“llllllllllllllullllllll“lllllllll" TODAY’S QUOTATION rllllll\l\\u “MW “Difficulties are s‘tiles to be walked over." fimmmmInu“mu\uummuummmmuuuuummmuunum. mmmnum \\\\ll\\\\\\\l\\\1 It I Thursday's Chuckle I‘D DO IT FOR NOTHING A young Irishman, a good Catholic, came to this country and got a job at carpenter work at $10.00 per day. After being here a short time, he felt he ought to write to his mother in Ireland, and tell her about the wonders of the great country to which he had come. so he sat dkown and wrote something like t is: “Dear Mother â€" I want to write you a short letter about Canada. It is a wonderful coun- try â€" a kind of opportunity â€"- the greatest place I ever saw. I like everything about it but the people and they are all such blame fools. Would you be- lieve it! I hadnt been here two days until I got a job doing carpenter work at $10. a day. and what do you think they had me doing? They had me tearing down a Methodist church! If the blame fools knew it, I would do its for nothing. an old adage Telephone TUrner 4-1212 Wednesday & Thursday â€" June 30, July 1 SIEVE BUBHRAN KATHRYNGRAYSWGURDUNMACRAE 3713-an Friday & Saturday â€"â€" June 25 & 26 Monday & Tuesday â€" June 28 & 29 .7", with {can Pay, 14. - Charm" Austin - Kllmeen M v Merry Andm - Donna Lee Runny ' ' ' 0 o . a . 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