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The Liberal, 24 Mar 1955, p. 1

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if yards of gravel. . were received for: the contract. ‘..’ UM” News From '~ Next Door NEWMARKET : A recent guest speaker at a meeting of town council pointed out that one acre of industrial property will support five acres of residential land in sharing the cost of mun- icipal services. I! III III t AURORA : The windows in the Ontario Hospital south of here are all to be changed to a safer type this year. s s a : NEWMARKET : A Willowdale firm of architects is preparing rough plans for a new 10-room public school in the Lenhardt subdivision here. a o o o NEWMARKET : At a cost of $100 a day a cesspool in the Len- hardt subdivision is being emp- tied to prevent a health menace until a trunk sewer is completed. Earlier, the Health Unit placard- ed homes in the subdivision as unfit for human habitation, due to the sanitation problem. urn * s n: PICKERING Township Coun- oil has set the 'following tax rates: general rates 10.2 mills, welfare 1.15, county 9.85, High School 3.7. Police Dept. Survey At the request of Vaugh- an Township Council the Provincial Attorney Gener- al's office is taking a survey of the activities of the Vau- ghan Township Police De- partment. The survey is in- tended to determine whether now is the time for the Township Police Force to be expanded to meet the needs of a greater popula- tion and to assist in laying out future programmes in police work. This survey is not to be misconstrued as an investi- gation of the Police Depart- ment but is solely to assist the Council and the Police Department in planning now for the future expansion of the township. Whitchurch Let’s Gravel Contract The tender of F. H. Roberts at 76c per ton was accepted by Whitchurch Township Council Thursday night for the annual supply of approximately 15,000 ‘ Four tenders Council accepted the tender of Stewart» Starr for tractor and man for the warble fly spray contract at $2 an hour. Bruoellosls Two- thirds of the cattle own- ers in Whitchurch have reques- ted that all female calves be vaccinated as protection against Brucellosis and council passed the required by-law and named Messrs. Arthur McElroy, Bruce Clarke, and Jack Crawford as the committee in charge of the control campaign. Debentures Whitchurch will issue $148,000 in debentures for public school enlargement at Wilcox Lake and the tender of the Mills, Spence Co., for the sale of the bond issue was accepted at $100.77, carrying 4% interest for twenty years. Nine tenders were received for the bonds, the lowest being $98522. Coming EVERY MONDAY â€" Bingo held at Community Hall, Spruce Ave. Stop 22A Yonge St., Richvale,, at 8.15 p.m. tfc38 * 7h it! * EVERY TUESDAY â€" Euchre in the Legion Hall, Carrville Road West. Richvale at 8 p.m. Admis- sion 35c. tfc36 smears: EVERY THURSDAY -â€" Bingo. sponsored by L.O.L. 2368 in the Orange Hall, Richmond Hill at 8 p.m. sharp. Lucky draw night. 0 t O # fie 2 MARCH 25 â€" Friday at 8 p.m. Reserve this date for a recital by vocal and piano pupils of Her- man Fowler, Mus. Bac.. R.M.T., in Richmond Hill. United Church sponsored by the Choir. An olf- ering will be received. c4w36 a: a: a :0: MARCH 25 â€" Friday. Old Time Dance sponsored by Leitchcroft at Buttonville Hall. Caller and M.C., Alex Fletcher. Doncrest Boys’ Orchestra. Lunch by Wo- men‘s Institute. Admission 75c. c2w38 t s s # MARCH 25 â€" Friday 8 o'clock. The R. Hill Branch of the Brit- ish & Foreing Bible Society at St. Mary's Anglican Church. The guest speaker, Rev. Colin Rudd will show a sound film called “The Living Word." Ev- erybody welcome. *2w38 t M t t MARCH 26 â€" Saturday Dance in York Farmers Market, Thorn- hill. Dancing 9-12. Bill Mc- Donald orchestra. Admission 75c per person. *1w39 a: t s at: MARCH 28 â€" Monday. Victoria Square Community Hall. Mark- ham Federation of Agriculture meeting. 8.30 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Handle. BINGO - R. H. Lion c1w39 "In Essentials, Unity} VOLUME LXXVI. NUMBER 39 With a record-breaking crowd of 1,500 paid admisâ€" sions in attendance the Richmond Hill Arena Assoc- iation got off to a flying start last Saturday night at the official opening of its new artificial ice surface. With no more room avail- able approximately 150 peo- ple were unable to gain ad- mittance. “Timmy” of the Easter Seals Campaign officially opened this latest addition to the community life of Richmond Hill and district assisted by arena, municipal, and Provincial representa- tives. Shown in the top photo (left to right) are Jack Passmore, Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Association President William Ellis, A. A. Mackenzie, M.L.A. North York, “Timmy” (Sandy McDonald) and Reeve W. J. Taylor of Richmond Hill. In the bottom photo Richmond Hill's own Mary .MacKay is Caught by the camera as she per- forms her solo effort. which was a featured attraction of the pro- gramme. The huge crowd en- joyed the fine performance of Louis Stong who is another very talented local skater. Other crowd pleasing parts of the full programme included a square dance on ice -â€" with Ede ,Vaughan Buys Steam Jenny Vaughan Township Coun« cil recently approved the purchase of an 120. gal. per hour steam jenny for the township road department. The machine will cost $1, 103.50. In discussing the pur- chase, it was pointed out that in addition to maintain- ing road equipment, the steam jenny will rovide valuable assistance i thaw- ing frozen culverts. Events MARCH 29 â€" Tuesday 8.15 p.m. York-Simcoe Home & School Council at Henderson Ave. School, Thornhill, a convenors' workshop will be held. Confer- ences have been arranged under the following six headings: “Programme”, “Health and Pub~ lications", “Children’s Reading, Music, Arts and Crafts", Par- ent Education, Citizenship”, “Ra- dio & Visual Aids, Religious Ed- ucation", “Grade Mothers, Pub- licity. Membership Social”. c1w39 *i'kik MARCH 31 â€" Thursday, 8â€"9.30 p.m. Night School Open House at Richmond Hill District High School. Displays of sewing, dressmaking, millinery, leather- craft, woodworking, and oil pain- ting. Fashion show 8.45-9.30 p. m. Public cordially invited to at- tend. c2w38 . t t . APRIL 1 â€" Friday. Millionaires‘ Night and Dance at Richvale Community Hall at 8.30 p.m., prizes â€" cash â€" gifts, admission $1.00 per person. Proceeds for children’s recreation. Sponsored by Charles Howitt Area Recrea- tion Association. c1w39 a t a it APRIL 7 â€" Dance at Vellore Hall. sponsored by Vellore Jun- ior Farmers. Dancing 9-1. Weir's Orchestra. Admission 75c. c2w39 * a t a APRIL 18 â€"â€" Plan now to hear the Ontario Hydro singers at Maple United Church at 8 p.m. Proceeds for the building fund. c1w39 It * i * APRIL 16 â€" Watch for the Fan- tasy Fair sponsored by St. Mary‘s Anglican ening Guild. Rich- mond Hill. at the Masonic Hall. Richmond Hill. c1w39 In Non -essentia/s, Lib erty; in all Things, Charity. ” RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO, THURSDAY,‘ MARCH 24,1955 Good Price Received Hydro Debentures Sold To City Frm No Approval Given For Bd’s Additional Request Richmond Hill debentures in the amount of $80,000 to cover cost of hydro were sold this week to Gairdner & Record Crownl At Arena Opening Butlin calling, and 3 ralay race kindly helped the local associa- High School. Other outstanding perform; ances were provided by members of the Toronto and Unionville Skating clubs. Introduced at half time was Bert Kent, icemaker for the Toronto Skating Club, who very by a picked team of boys and girls from Richmod Hill District Richmond Hill Honours Retiring President , tion to get the ice ready for the opening. Mr. Bill Tyndall, one of the village's senior citizens who has been connected with the rink for many years was also in- troduced to the gathering. Association Secretary Walter Smith acted as Programme dir- ector for the evening. ~â€"Photo by lagerquist Fair Board And Hard Working Director Stewart Rumble, retiring presi- dent of the Richmond Hill Agri- cultural Society and Percy C. Hill, one of the hard working directors of the Society were honored by presentations at the Society’s annual banquet last Friday evening. The banquet is an annual event in the life of the Society which for more than a hundred years has staged the annual Spring Fair. The officers, directors and their guests enjoyed a sumptuâ€" ous banquet after which a de- lightful program was enjoyed. President Boynton Weldrick presided and extended a warm welcome to the guests and ex- pressed appreciation of the Soc- iety for the loyal support of the people of the district down through the years. Mr. Weldrick paid tribute to the officers and directors for their unselfish efâ€" fort in supporting the work of the Fair. IQ»: Greetings and good wishes were extended by J. E. Smith, M.P., Major A. A. Mackenzie, M. P.P. Warden Ralph Corner and Reeve W. J. Taylor. tribute to the contribution made to the community by the Agri- cultural Society. Vice President Gordon Atkinson and Norman Tyndall spoke optimistically ab- out prospects for the 1955 Fair which will be held Victoria Day. Past President F. S. Tyndall, on behalf of the Society present- ed immediate Past President Stewart Rumble with an O.A.C. ring as a mark of appreciation of his splendid leadership dur- ing two years as president. Mr. Rumble expressed his thanks for the gift and for the splendid coâ€" operation of his fellow directors NORTH YORK : Township Reeve Fred McMahon recently received the Liberal nomination as a can- didate for the newly formed pro- vincial riding of York Centre. t Â¥ x x STOUFFVILLE : Council receiv- ed notice last week that their contract for policing by the O. P.P. will be terminated in De- cember of this year. Council plans to arrange immediately to engage men for a town police force. All paid , during his term of office. Past President Wesley Midâ€" dleton, on behalf of the Board. presented a suitably inscribed cane to Percy C. Hill, who as a director for many years has ren- dered outstanding service to the Fair. Taken by complete sur- prise Mr. Hill said it was a great pleasure to work for the Society and he urged more support for the Fair by the community at large. Director Norman Tyndall in- troduced Russell Tilt, of the Onâ€" tario Department of Lands and Forests who gave the gathering a very interesting talk illustrat- ed by attractive slides which was much enjoyed and appreciated. Over 30 Artists Exhibit At Local Canvas Club Show More than thirty local artists showed their paintings at the Canvas Club Exhibition held ifl the Richmond Hill Library on Wednesday, March 16. A snow scene is the theme of the paint- ings and they will be on exhibit in the library for a month. The individualism of husband and wife painter teams was not- ed with pleasure in the instance of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Rollinson who painted a similar form scene: Mr. and Mrs. Harold li0\\'- arth and Mr. and Airs. Jos. Rab- inowitch who handled rooftops in quite different styles, 311‘s. \l'. R. Berry, Librarian. Mrs. J. Rabinowitch. Chairman of the Canvas Club. )Iiss Hclcn Sanderson treasurer and Mrs. A. C. Rollinson welcomed the guests. Having known Dr. Lisnici'. through his art work with child- ren. Mrs. Rabinowjtch ; " " ed the film on his life (was as an artist and as a children': or: educator. Refreshments were served riurin: the evenind. The next exhibit planned for May lSih will feature Land- marks. .ll’aricham Engineer Resrgns In a surprise move Mons day. Markham ’l‘wp. Engin- ccr and itoxd Superinten- den? .lack Howard icndcrcd his reignniion to the ’l‘own- ship (ounru. eh‘cclivc April 2i. Mr. Howard gave as ': rim" on for resigning the he has accepted a very a‘iiroclive olici' from Scar- boro township. He will as- sume the position of Coâ€"or- dinniinc Engineer with that municipality. Mr. Howard, 21 key town- ship cmploycc, began work- ing for the municipality in July 1953. In a shakeâ€"up of the Road Department in January 1.054 he assumed the cxlra responsibility of load Superintendent in ad- dition to his job as Engin- ccr. At one time he also served as secretary of the Township Planning Board. Prior to coming to Markham he was with Scai‘boro's En- gineering department. In tabling Mr. Howard's resignation Reeve Alfred Lchlasuricr stated. “this is one lciicr I regret having to read. Unfortunately. Mr. Howard has been offered a far better position with a neighbouring municipality". “We are certainly losing one of our most valuable em- ployees. and we all wish him the best of luck in his new job", added Rccvc LcMasur- ier. Prior to Mr. Howard‘s ap- pointment, all of Markham‘s engineering work was done by an outside firm. The question of a succes- sor for Mr. Howard will be considered at a special meet- ing of council to be held Sat- urday. IT’S RESULTS THAT COUNT and “Etherel” WANT ADS Bring Results Phone TU. 4-1261 HOME PAPER OF THE DISTRICT SINCE 1878 To Meet With Industrial Promoter Reeve Marshall McMurchy and Clerk James McDonald of Vaughan Township will meet this week with an un- disclosed industrial devel- oper to discuss possible pro- motion of small industries in Vaughan Township. The contact was made through the township's planning consultant Dr. E. G. Faludi. The concern has been promoting consider- able small industrial devel- opments in Scarboro Town- ship, but it appears that rocketing taxes in that muni- cipality is forcing the small industry bracket into a low- er tax area. Reeve McMur- chy said that for the present the type of development promoted by the Scarboro interest was of a type em- ploying up to 12 men and would not require munici- pal services such as water or sewers for the present. County Health Unit Forsees Maior Sanitation Problem A major sanitation problem is looming on the horizon of the County of York, and rural township Councils might well be prepared to deal with it as soon as possible, said a Directors’ Report presented last week to the York County Health Unit, by Dr. Robert M. King. The rapid subdiv- ision development in the semi-urban suburbs surrounding Toronto .has included tremendous numbers of septic tank installations in suburbs just beyond the reach of munici- pal sewers. The necessity for periodic cleaning out of sep- tic tanks has resulted in the development of a thriving trade of pumping and hauling septic tank contents, and the dumping of these domestic unsanitary wastes i rural areas, said Dr. King. A health unit survey during the last few weeks reveals that there are seven operators of septic tank cleaning outfits us- ing approximately 11 tank trucks capable of dumping at least 33,- 000 gallons of sewage per week in the County of York. About two-thirds of this amount of sew- age is brought in from metropo- litan suburban municipalities, who apparently do not permit its disposal within their municipal boundaries. Safe and sanitary disposal of this sewage material is difficult, and rapidly leads to obnoxious unsightly waste land unsuitable for many common us- es for many years in the future. Obligation _ The question might well arise as to the moral obligation of a municipality to accept such waste materials from other mun- icipalities or the possible obliga- tion of a municipality to ade- quately dispose of its own wastes within its own boundaries. In the meantime, the individual op- erators of the cleaning and dum- ping firms can be required to meet much higher standards than have been practised in the past in the disposal of domestic ‘v sew‘age. " , Polio Vaccination ’ During the month of February and the last few weeks of March, plans for polio vaccina- tion of grades 1 and 2 children have been prepared, and parents’ signed “requests” for individual vaccination of their children in grades 1-or 2 have been obtain- ed. Approximately 4000 child- ren are eligible for this limited vaccination. Inoculation will be in three doses, first and second doses a week apart and the third dose four weeks later. The first doses will be given in the week of April 18, and during this per- iod almost all other public health nursing activities in the County will come to a temporary stand- still. 18 Vaccination Centres Because of the short time available to give the inoculations, children will have to be brought to designated community tres, and individual School Boards will be expected to make necessary arrangements for transportation of the pupils to the inoculation centre. There will be 18 centres in the 'Coun- ty. Orla l.. Heise Life-long Resident Victoria Square A deacon of Heise Hill Church, Gormlcy, since 1929, and high- ly respected citizen of the dis- trict. Orin Lambert Heise. pass- ed away .iarch 19. at the Toron- to General Hospital after a brief illness. Son of chi B. Heise and the late Alice Hcisc, he was born ncar Victoria Square June 23, 1894. He formed over 25 years at Victoria Square and includ- cd in his church work was his service on the General Execu- tive Board of the Brethren In Christ Church for in" years, and for 20 years (ii the Board of Trust-cc: Rii‘zzira Christian C01- lcge. Fort liric. On Mon :1 5. iicrl in 1.01.0. he was un- marrioze to Catherine Lehman of (‘arlislo Pa. who predeceased ltiin on April 14, l‘JSl. were born six a missionary :lcsia. Africa: of Gormley; To this union ('llllC‘Ti‘. Irrizt". u I r n: _\ .lohn Reworv of L'n- ioni'flc; Lai: 005. Walter Win- :cr of St. .\".l‘.\; and Erma at home. “In is aim sir-flied by his fa- "icr Lexi Elem“. Ito hroIhcrs. William of Gormley and Clar- ence of Welland; two sisters Elva er5. Fred Climenhagel of Fort Erie and Stella of Pasadena, California, as well as seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held from Heise Hill Church, Gorm- ley on March 22, following a ser- vice at the home for the immed- iate family. In charge of the service at the home was Rev. Roy Nigh, Unionville. Bishop A1- vin Winger, Gormley, conduct- ed the church service and Bish- 0p E. J. Swalm, Duntroon, Ont, preached the funeral sermon. Bishop Henry Miller, Mill Hall, Pa, extended words of sympa- thy on behalf of the General Executive Board of the Brethren in Christ Church. Pallbearers were Clifford Win- ger. Gormley, Murray Wideman, Richmond Hill, William Vander- bent. Thornhill, Edgar Stickiey, Gormley. Levi Steckley, Gorm- lay and Landon Steckiey, Gorm- icy. The Liberal joins with the community in expressing sym- pathy to the family in their be- reavement. cen- . Son., Toronto, at a price of 101.03. for 20 years and bear interest at 4 per cent. The debentures are Bids were received from seven firms, and ranged in price fom 97.60 to the successful tender of Gairdner’s. The last debenture issue made by the village was last August for the Lucas Street Public School worth $212,000. The issue was sold to J. L. Graham & Co. at a price of 100.379 at interest of 414, per cent Veto Additional $75,000 Council was deadlocked in a decision regarding a request for an additional $75,000, for the new 800-pupil capacity High School at Thornhill and failed to give approval. Voting for re- fusal of the debenture issue were Councillors Wesley Mid- dleton and Harold Jones, and abstaining from voting was Coun- cillor Floyd Perkins. Deputy- Reeve Ken Tomlin was acting- chairman of the meeting due to the absence of Reeve W. J. Tay- lor, and cast no vote. The County has already ag- reed to an original request by the Board for $800,000 for the new High School. Attending the meeting and representing Richmond Hill Dis- trict High School Bd., which is asking for the debenture issue. were Chairman V.’ P. McMullen, and Trustees Robert Endean and Harry Sayers. Mr. McMullen listed expenditures for the new school and explained the Board’s action in each regard. Council criticized, mainly, the $55,000 expenditure for a 17-acre site, the price .including antici- pated legal expenditures regard- ing purchase of the site, and the $9,000 item set for sodding and grading the school grounds. Mr. McMullen explained that the Board had been advised not to expropriate the land for the site, as trustees had considered earlier, and pointed out the Board’s lawyer had recommend- ed trustees settle for the $55,000. In reply to Councillor Middle- ton’s suggestion that the school grounds could be planted with grass seed for a cheaper price, Mr. McMullen stated that the es- timates the Board received did not prove so and that the $9,000 price included grading, as well. In reply to the query as to why the Board did not get a bet- ter price for the site, Mr. Mc- Mullen told council, “Our ac- tions have been in. the open to the extent that it would be im- possible for us to get a good price. If we could buy secret- ly, as most business men do, we could get a fair deal, but every step we take is publicized and the land owners are ready for us with top prices. You have said yourselves our transactions are public business, we should deal in the open." Councillor Jones said the cost of the site at $2,750 an acre was out of all proportions for land in the district, and stated he knew of land just south of the High School site which sold for $1500 an acre. The motion to refuse approval of the extra expenditure was moved by Councillor Middleton and seconded by Councillor Jones. In second'mg the motion Councillor Jones pointed out that in view of the fact council had earlier refused to approve the first request of the Board for $800,000 in debentures for the same school, council could only justify its actions by refusing to pass the second request, for an increase of $75,000. Hold Over School Budgets Council held over for further consideration the Public and High School budgets, which have been submitted for approval, un- til council’s budget meeting. Approve P. S. Debentures Council gave two readings to (Continued on page 3) Langstaff Youth, 15, Wins 1 Can. Cribbage Championship . Canadian Cribbage Champion, Bill Wood, 15, of Lang- staff, is seen above with several local cribbage enthusiasts after the recent Richmond Hill Cribbage playoffs. From left to right they are: Bill Wood, Sandy Neal, Fred Lepard, Harold Mabley and Ray Hay. In the local playoffs Bill Wood took the championship, the Kinsmen Trophy and $50. Ray Hay was runner-up, receiving $25 'and Fred Lepard won the prize for the highest hand. Fifteen year old Bill Wood of Roosevelt Drive, Langstaff, Sat- urday evening downed. 5 contest- ants to become the Canadian Cribbage Champion at the Sportâ€" smen’s Show in Toronto. He had recently won the Richmond Hill Championship sponsored by Kinsmen‘s Clubs across the Do- minion, the championship con- test had attracted considerable interest among cribbage enthus- iasts. Bill. who learned the fine art of Cribbage from his father Da- vid Wood, has been playing since he was nine years old. He at- tends Richmond Hill District High School where he 'is a grade 10 student. In winning the championship, he defeated Patrick Ailow of Etobicoke a veteran player with more than 20 years experience. Bill’s opponent who has won more than $3,000 in Cribbage contests, was considered a sure winner but the capabilities of the junior player were greatly underestimated. He was presented with the Championship trophy and $125 cash. -â€" photo by lagerquist .â€".â€"_., MARCH 28 - IACKPOT $425 STARTING TIME - 8 RM.

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