The News of Glen Christie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12

July 2nd 1895.

 

Mr. G. McEachern, teacher, S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, left to spend his holidays at his home in Mount Forest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12, Puslinch.

April 23rd 1897.

 

The results of the Easter examinations are given below.  Names are given in order of merit.

 

Fourth class:

Alice Metcalf, Maggie Murphy, John McCaig, John O’Hanley.

Third class:

Martha Chester, Maggie Hutchinson, Bella Evans, Catherine Cober, Nathaniel Wildfong, Frank Murphy, Marjory McCaig.

Senior 2nd class:

Bertha Chester, Rosie Smith, Jacob Cober, Gordon Sault, Ida Wildfong, Maggie McCaig, Annie Cober.

Junior 2nd:

Ella Bedford, Sarah Sault, Kenneth O’Hanley, Ida Cober, Willie Hutchinson, Florence Metcalf, Florrie Hutchinson, Ethel Chester.

Part II:

Amelia Duffy, Maggie Pannabecker, Della Pannabecker, Walter Smith, Annie Aiken, Willie Eggert, Wesley Wildfong.

Part I:

Florrie Bedford, Percy Porter.

Teacher:

G. McEachern

 

 

 

 

 

School Report

September 27th 1912.

 

School report of the month of September for S.S. No. 12, Puslinch.  The star (*) denotes that the scholar has been absent and missed some of the examinations.

 

Primary:

Ida Wildfong, George Lynch,Thompson McLaren, Olive Ireland, Margaret Evans, Keniston Conlan.

Class I:

Lizzie Lynch – 226*, Annie Lynch – 311*, Mary Conlan - *

Class II:

Cecil Metcalf – 414, Joe Lynch – 371.

Class III:

Arthur Grieve – 529, Sarah Evans – 482, Grace Priest – 309, Eliza Cober – 278, Keith Ireland - *, Pearl Conlan _ *.

Class IV:

Herbert Wildfong – 746, Nina Evans – 559, Maude Grieve – 308.

 

 

 

 

 

S.S. No. 12, Puslinch School Report

March 6th 1913.

 

Following is the report of S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, for February:

Fourth Class:

Nina Evans – 576, Herbert Wildfong – 573, Herbert Currie – 519, Maude Grieve – 487, Alex Snyder – 202.

 

Third Class:

Sarah Evans – 507, Arthur Grieve – 490, Keith Ireland – 310, Eliza Cober – 173, Carl Snyder – 159, Grace Priest – 156.

 

Second Class:

Cecil Metcalf – 310, Ferdinand Desgagnes – 88.

 

Junior First:

Gladys Snyder – 190, Thompson McLaren – 164, Ida Wildfong – 140.

 

Teacher:

Rhea C. Sterling.

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch School Section No. 12 Report

April 28th 1913.

 

Class IV:

Nina Evans ─ 1,101, Herbert Currie ─ 1,022, Maude Grieve ─ 940, Herbert Wildfong ─ 909, Alex Snyder ─ 361, Florence Snyder ─ 46.

 

Class III:

Sarah Evans ─ 811, Grace Priest ─ 710, Arthur Grieve ─ 691, Carl Snyder ─ 485, Eliza Cober ─ 449.

 

Class II:

Cecil Metcalf ─ 901, Jos. Lynch ─ 535, Patrick Doyle ─ 533, Margaret Williamson ─ 388, Joan Williamson ─ 259, Ferdinand Desgagnes ─ 240, Edna Doyle ─ 165.

 

Class Senior I:

Annie Lynch ─ 915, Lizzie Lynch ─ 779, Mary Conlan ─ 243.

 

Class Junior I:

Gladys Snyder ─ 666, Ida Wildfong ─ 537, George Lynch ─ 135.

 

Primary Senior:

Thompson McLaren ─ 376, Francis Doyle ─ 441, Robert Williamson ─ 225.

 

Primary Junior:

Margaret Evans ─ 220, Angus McLaren ─ 155, Monica Doyle ─ 145.

 

 

 

 

 

School Report

June 5th 1913.

 

The monthly report for S.S. No. 12, Puslinch is as follows:

Class IV:

Herbert Wildfong -765, Nina Evans – 628, Maude Grieve – 580, Herbert Currie – 350, Alex Snyder – 144.

 

Class III:

Sarah Evans – 694, Arthur Grieve – 403, Grace Priest – 342, Carl Snyder – 270, Eliza Cober – 82.

 

Class II:

Cecil Metcalf – 869, Margaret Williamson – 489, Patrick Doyle – 302, Edna Doyle – 262, Ferdinand Desgagnes – 225, Joan Williamson – 80, Joe Lynch – 30.

 

Class I Senior:

Lizzie Lynch – 733, Annie Lynch – 277, Mary Conlan – 70.

 

Junior I:

Gladys Snyder – 577, Ida Wildfong – 536, George Lynch – 119.

 

Primary Senior:

Francis Doyle – 490, Thompson McLaren – 465, Robert Williamson – 312.

 

Junior:

Margaret Evans – 261, Monica Doyle – 244, Angus McLaren – 158.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12, Puslinch

October 2nd 1913.

 

The standing of pupils for S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, follows:

The star (*) indicates those who were absent and missed some of the review examinations.

Class IV:

Alex Snyder – 1299, Nina Evans ─ 1181.

 

Class III:

Sarah Evans – 943, Arthur Grieve – 877, Carl Snyder – 788, Eliza Cober – 441*.

 

Senior II:

Joseph Lynch – 226*.

 

Junior II:

Annie Lynch – 918, Lizzie Lynch – 918, Margaret Williamson – 875, Patrick Doyle – 574, Joan Williamson – 310, Ferdinand Desgagnes – 160*.

 

Senior I:

Mary Conlan -823*, Gladys Snyder – 777*, George Lynch – 716.

 

Junior I:

Francis Doyle – 955, Thompson McLaren – 754, Robert Williamson – 533.

 

Primary Senior:

Margaret Evans – 465, Monica Doyle – 359*.

 

Primary Junior:

Angus McLaren – 240, Keniston Conlan – 50*

 

Best spellers for the month were Nina Evans, Sarah Evans, and Annie Lynch.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12, Puslinch

December 4th 1913.

 

The report of S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, for November is as follows:

 

Senior IV:

Nina Evans – 789, Alex Snyder – 409.

 

Senior III:

Sarah Evans – 793, Arthur Grieve – 474, Grace Priest – 354, Carl Snyder – 349, Pearl Conlan – 335, Eliza Cober – 294.

 

Senior II:

Joseph Lynch – 299, Cecil Metcalf – 215.

 

Junior II:

Lizzie Lynch – 459, Margaret Williamson – 394, Patrick Doyle – 335, Ferdinand Desgagnes – 223, Joan Williamson – 221, Annie Lynch – 156.

 

Senior I:

Mary Conlan – 405, Gladys Snyder – 343, George Lynch – 321.

 

Junior I:

Francis Doyle – 495, Thompson McLaren – 306, Robert Williamson – 214.

Primary Senior:

Margaret Evans – 260, Monica Doyle – 215.

 

Junior Primary:

Angus McLaren – 170, Keniston Conlan – 110, Harvey Conlan – 60.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12

April 8th, 1915.

 

Following is the report of School Section No. 12, of Puslinch Township, for March 1915:

Class IV:

Sarah Evans, Horton Meier, Grace Priest, Arthur Grieve.

 

Class III:

Cecil Metcalfe, Herbert McFarlane, Margaret Williamson, Joseph Lynch.

 

Senior II:

Patrick Doyle, Ferdinand Desgagnes, Menno Hallman.

 

Junior II:

Ida Wildfong, Florence Hallman, Joan Williamson, George Lynch.

 

Senior I:

Frances Doyle, Robert Williamson.

 

Junior I:

Monica Doyle, Margaret Evans.

 

Primer:

Edna Crewson, Rhea Crewson, Lizzie Williamson.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12

May 6th 1915.

 

The report for April 1915 follows:

 

Class IV:

Grace Priest, Sarah Evans.

 

Class III:

Herbert McFarlane, Cecil Metcalf, Margaret Lynch, Annie Lynch.

 

Senior II:

Menno Hallman, Patrick Doyle, Ferdinand Desgagnes.

 

Junior II:

Florence Hallman, Ida Wildfong, Joan Williamson, George Lynch.

 

Senior I:

Francis Doyle, Robert Williamson.

 

Junior I:

Margaret Evans, Monica Doyle.

 

Primer:

Edna Crewson, Rhea Crewson, Lizzie Williamson, Calvin Evans.

 

 

 

 

 

June Promotions for School Section No. 12

July 5th 1915.

 

Junior to Senior IV:

Sara Evans, Grace Priest.

 

Junior to Senior III:

Cecil Metcalf, Herbert McFarlane, Margaret Williamson, recommended.

 

Senior II to Junior III:

Patrick Doyle, Menno Hallman.

 

Junior to Senior II:

Ida Wildfong, Joan Williamson, Florence Hallman.

 

Senior I to Junior II:

Robert Williamson, Francis Doyle.

 

Junior to Senior I:

Margaret Evans, Monica Doyle.

 

Primer B to Junior I:

Edna Crewson, Rhea Crewson.

 

Primer A to Primer B:

Lizzie Williamson, Calvin Evans.

 

Teacher:

A. Tuffy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12

February 23rd 1917.

 

The following is the report for January of S.S. No. 12, Puslinch:

 

Junior IV Class:

Herbert McFarlane, Margaret Williamson, Cecil Metcalf.

 

Senior III Class:

Elizabeth Lynch, Annie Lynch.

 

Junior III Class:

Joan Williamson, Florence Hallman, Ida Wildfong, Patrick Doyle, Joseph Lynch.

 

Senior II Class:

George Lynch, Hans Baufeldt, Margaret Evans.

 

Junior II Class:

Thompson McLaren, Francis Doyle, Robert Williamson.

 

Senior I Class:

Angus McLaren.

 

Junior I Class:

Louis Gordier, Roy Gordier.

 

Senior Primer:

Elizabeth Williamson, Calvin Evans, Russell Gordier.

 

Junior Primer:

Margaret Erhardt.

 

Teacher:

C. E. Black.

 

 

 

 

 

Ellis Reunion Notable Event

(Held at “Brookside Farm”, home of O. B. Ellis)

July 29th 1920.

 

Descendants of Squire Ellis Hold Family Gathering at Brookside Farm

 

Were it possible for those who have passed on to take cognizance of earthly affairs, surely Squire Wm. Ellis would be deeply interested in the gathering of his descendents who met at Brookside Farm, adjoining Hespeler, on Saturday July 24th.  To about one hundred of the old Squire’s descendants that date will remain in memory’s record a veritable red letter day.

 

It was fitting that the first reunion of the Ellis family should take place on the spot where more than a century before it had its beginnings, not a very pretentious beginning, for the Squire and his family were housed that first night after their arrival under an inverted wagon box.

 

This new addition to the settlement represented and was occasioned by that spirit of patriotism which was so splendidly exhibited by those British subjects who had located in the United States but who, when the War of 1812 was declared, showed their loyalty to England, in many cases at a great sacrifice, by crossing to Canada and actively uniting with the British forces.  Wm. Ellis was one such patriot and ever after was properly known as a United Empire Loyalist.  Taking with him whatever it was possible to transfer, he left his home in Pennsylvania and came across the lines and joining the Canadian wing of the army attained the distinction of captain.  Thus, he became known in the community as Captain Ellis.  As a neighbour and citizen, Wm. Ellis was highly respected and trusted.  This was evidenced by the fact that for many years he administered justice as magistrate in an extended territory.

 

Many were the stories related at the reunion of the Squire’s kindly, genial, and benevolent nature, which space here will not permit us to repeat.  It was the prevailing opinion, however, that it would be a worthy ambition of the Squire’s descendants to aim at acquiring the type of character and the active virtues that their patriotic progenitor embodied and exemplified.

 

If the Brookside Farm could at any time be better than its best, certainly it was on this auspicious occasion.  Recent rains had added their charm to the delightful prospect, as one viewed the green fields, the flowing river, the flourishing town and the encircling hills from the vantage point of the generous piazza.

 

It was universally agreed that few houses among the Ellis kinship, however hospitable or central, could offer a place so suitable for their first reunion.

 

But, after all, it is the human element that constitutes and completes interest in any given locality, or on any special occasion.  In this delightful setting, it required but the presence of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Ellis, the genial host and hostess, to make the occasion all that could be desired.  All that could be done and all that was needful was done by these twain, for the comfort and entertainment of their guests.  It is not surprising, therefore, that regrets were general when it became known that “O. B.” and family were shortly to retire from Brookside Farm and make their future home in Vancouver.  That they might carry with them some tangible evidence of the esteem in which they are held by other members of the Ellis family, a handsome silver casserole was presented to them in a fitting speech by Mr. T. W. Ellis of Harriston.  For some moments, Mr. “O. B.” was unable to find words with which to express the family appreciation of this wholly unexpected recognition.  But finally, language suited to the occasion was found and due acknowledgement made for a gift that would be carefully cherished and highly prized as evidence of the esteem of the Ellis relationship, and as a memento of the first Ellis family reunion.  Following the presentation, interesting addresses were made by Mr. L. D. Shupe of Buffalo, New York, also by the Butlers, both father and son, of Courtland, and by others.

 

Hope was generally expressed that this would be the beginning of many similar reunions of the Ellis kith and kin.  And several of those present sought the privilege of entertaining the reunion whenever it was decided to have it repeated.

 

To attempt the holding of such a gathering without, well, without “the eats” would be to forfeit the feast of reason and the flow of soul that fellowship around a hospitable board begets.  The women folk must have been busy for days before, regardless of the price of sugar.  Tables were out in the open on the lawn and were so large and so bountifully provisioned that more than fifty persons could be seated at once.  At both dinner and supper, there was abundance for all, and to spare.  Food in season, food out of season, and food well seasoned was there in plenty.  And the way that the good things disappeared would seem to indicate that dyspepsia is not an affliction with which the Ellis family is chargeable.

 

Besides those residing in Hespeler and the immediate vicinity of Brookside Farm, families or their representatives were present from Delhi, Courtland, Leamington, Shirkston, St. George, Alliston, Clifford, Harriston, Scotland, St. Thomas, Niagara Falls, Branchton, St. Catharines, Preston, Brantford, Burford, Vancouver, Gilbert Plains — Manitoba, Ayr — North Dakota, Buffalo — New York, Chicago — Illinois, Detroit — Michigan, Algonac — Michigan, La Salle — Michigan, and Rome — New York.

 

from the Galt Reporter newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

(from the Guelph Mercury newspaper for February 22nd 1921.)

 

A social evening and debate was held at the home of Mr. Walter Holm on Tuesday evening, February 21st, the subject of the debate being “Resolved, that consolidated schools would be more beneficial to the rural districts of Ontario than the present system”.  After one hour of fairly good argument, the negative won by a few points, the affirmative side being Mr. Wm. Merritt and Mr. J. J. Little, the negative, Mr. Alex Neubauer and Mr. John Fyfe.  Mr. W. R. Cabs acted as chairman.  Mr. C. T. Groh, president of the Maple Leaf Club, and Mr. Orvil J. Groh were the judges.  Light refreshments and coffee were served, for which the ladies deserve great credit.  The social evening was in connection with the Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club.

 

 

 

 

 

Lime Kilns Busy

June 24th 1921.

 

The Christie-Henderson Company’s lime kilns at Christieville are very busy.  There is a big demand for the material, and the firm has in its employ, at the present time, over 50 men.  They are at present erecting five new kilns, and when these are completed, will build several more.  When the new kilns are completed, the output will be increased from the current 12 to 14 cars a day, to 18.  The firm is making a reputation for itself all over Ontario for supplying first-class lime, and the business is increasing monthly.  The Christie-Henderson lime kilns are getting to be such a busy place that negotiations are now in progress to have the settlement given a name, and then, all Grand Trunk trains would stop there.  It has been suggested that the stop at Gourock be cut out, making the lime kilns the stopping place instead.  The rapidly developing village will soon have to be named, and it has been suggested to call the place Christieville.

 

 

 

 

 

Christieville Growing

February 2nd 1922.

 

Christieville will soon be a rival of Hespeler in population, according to reports from that village, as it may now be called.  It is increasing in population every month.  The citizens of the burg are saying, “Watch Christieville grow”.  During the coming summer, several new houses will be erected, and in addition, two more new lime kilns will be built.  The erection of two more lime kilns means that more men will be employed, and with more men being employed, more living accommodation will have to be provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

March 8th 1922.

 

The carpenters have resumed work again on the lime kiln sheds, floors, and elevated tracks, preparatory to starting the filling of the kilns.  They expect to have it in operation by April 1st.

 

Our town is growing!  Arrangements are being made to have the bus that operates between Guelph, Hespeler, and Galt call at this place.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brethauer, of Hespeler, visited at the latter’s parents, the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Alvin Arndt, who has been on th sick list for some time, is now improving.

 

Mr. P. Patterson has treated himself to a car, which now makes thirteen cars and one truck at our plant.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. George Dennis, of Guelph, visited at the home of Mr. Albert Gordier, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Wesley Wildfong is on the sick list, having been confined to the house for the last two weeks.

 

There was a great rush of wood and lumber at the kilns the last week, on account of the good sleighing, but the sunhas now put an end to the business.

 

The Farmers’ Club unloaded a car of oats last week, and are now awaiting the arrival of a car of salt.

 

Our local sports should arm themselves with a good supply before going on their next trip to Aberfoyle, rabbit hunting.

 

We notice the price of bread is down in a number of places and hope our Hespeler dealers will hear of it and lower their prices, before the next world war comes and again boosts the price of flour. 

 

from the Galt Daily Reporter newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

March 11th 1922.

 

A very enjoyable evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cober, on Thursday evening, March 9th, when a number of neighbours gathered to bid them goodbye on the eve of their departure for their new home in Hespeler.  The following address was read by Mrs. J. Meyers.

 

Esteemed friends: ─ We are continually reminded of the changes that are ever taking place amongst us.  The old homestead from which you are separating is connected with a family name that has been honourably associated with the history of this community since the early pioneer days, and now that you are about to leave us, we, a few of your old friends and neighbours, have met to pay our respects to you, and also to tell you how much we have appreciated your sterling qualities of character and the worthy example that you have shown during your long residence with us.

 

Especially, do we wish to express our gratitude to you for the deep sympathy that you have always shown toward those in sickness and the real help that you have given in times of need.  We assure you that these kind acts, that have done so much to cementing our affections to you, will never be forgotten by us, and now, as a mark of our esteem, we would ask you to accept this reading lamp, in memory of days gone by, and with the hope that you will enjoy many happy years in the future.

 

Our sincere wish is that much happiness shall be with you in your new home and that the sunset of your lives may be filled with brightness and radiance, as a light that shineth more and more until the perfect day.  

 

Signed on behalf of the neighbours,

Alex Neubauer, Mrs. Thos. Evans, Elias Holm, & John Ehrhardt.

 

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Short addresses were given by Mr. Ralph Elson, Walter Holm, E. Gordier, John Ehrhardt, Alex Neubauer, Elias Holm, John Wildfong, Mrs. Thos. Evans, and Mrs. McCormick.  After a light lunch, all joined in singing, “God Be With You Until We Meet Again”.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

April 26th 1922.

 

Mr. J. L. Gordier, of Kelso, Halton County, spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier.

 

We are glad to repeat that Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve are able to be around again, after their recent illness.

 

Mrs. Albert Gordier has been confined to her bed with a severe attack of la grippe and bronchitis.  Her two daughters from Lambton County and another from Detroit are nursing her back to health.

 

Mr. Wellington Cober is wearing one of those thousand dollar smiles.  This time it’s a girl.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordier and the former’s mother spent Sunday in Galt, and had their infant son, Franklin Clare, baptized at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schoenfeldt.  The ceremony was performed by Reverend Mr. Cooper, of the Lutheran Church.

 

On the 1st of April 1902, E. Gordier, the Superintendent of the Christie-Henderson Company’s lime plant, entered the employ of the above company, as engineer.  Two years later, he was given charge of their stone crushing plant at Puslinch.  In November 1916, he was transferred to the present hydrating plant, and on March 31st of this year, completed 20 years of service.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

May 5th 1922.

 

Mrs. W. Cober is slowly recovering, but is still confined to her bed.

 

Mrs. Albert Gordier, who has been under the doctors’ care for the last two weeks, is sufficiently recovered to be able to sit up for part of each day.  Her daughter, Mrs. L. Varcom, of Detroit, has returned home, while Mrs. W. R. Thompson, another daughter, from Florence, Ontario, is still with her.

 

  Mrs. Breuls, of Toronto, has been visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Cober, the past couple of weeks.

 

H. Cutting and friend, of Hamilton, paid a visit to his cousin, W. Cutting, and to Mrs. J. McGregor, over the weekend.

 

Mrs. Ward Rife and Miss Allie McIntosh have sufficiently recovered from their recent attacks of grippe, so as to be out again.

 

  The farmers in the vicinity have been making good use of the fine weather during the past week, in getting in the crop, and have apparently lost sight of the ten-hour day system.

 

The Christie-Henderson Company has secured the services of Mr. Johnston, of Paris, as general blacksmith and woodworker.  Mr. Johnston has the reputation of being a good mechanic and will be a greatly needed addition to the plant staff.

 

The power-house at the plant here is nearing completion.  The boiler and engine will be installed by the middle of this week.

 

The stork has again visited our village, this time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fletcher, where a daughter has arrived.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brethauer, of Hespeler, visited at the latter’s parents, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordier, on Sunday.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, is making a business trip to Sturgeon Falls, this week, in connection with the lime business.

 

W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, made a business call at the plant, on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

May 17th 1922.

 

Perrie L. Gordier, of the Imperial Oil Company, Sarnia, visited under the parental roof for a few days at the beginning of the week.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, made a business call at the lime kilns on Friday, accompanied by his brother, C. C. Henderson, of Acton.

 

Herman Kanack, of Hespeler, has taken the contract of the stonework and plastering of one house and two bungalows in our burg, and has one foundation built already and a good start on the second.  The bungalows are being built on a new survey, known as Rife Avenue.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober, who had a severe attack of pneumonia, has sufficiently recovered as to be up and around the house, but is still very weak.

 

Wm. Beddow, of Niagara Falls, master mechanic of the Bates Valve Bag Company, arrived here on Saturday to superintend the installing of the new lime bagger at the plant here.  The machine now being installed is one of the very latest design, and is expected to give satisafaction both for ease of operation and accuracy of weighing.

 

Mrs. Milton Gordier, who was severely injured from a fall, in Toronto, early this week, has gone to the Galt hospital for treatment.

 

E. Gordier made a business trip to Beachville, on Saturday, in the interests of the Standard White Lime Company.

 

No. 4 School Section, Downey’s, No. 11, and 12, have joined together to hold a school fair, and have decided to have it at No. 11, early in the fall.  The children of this part of the section are taking a great interest in the different departments.

 

Three autoloads of sightseers spent an hour or two at the kilns, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brethauer visited the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Alber Gordier, who has been on the sick list for some time, continues to improve.

 

D. D. Christie and W. P Gamble, of the Christie-Henderson Company, are leaving on Monday for Winnipeg and other points west, on a business trip.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

May 27th 1922.

 

Mrs. Bruels, of Toronto, who has been nursing her daughter, Mrs. Wellington Cober, returned to her home on Friday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tabbert spent Sunday at the home of E. Gordier.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club and the Maple Grove Farmers’ Club purpose holding a joint picnic at Puslinch Lake on June 14th.  They have secured J. J. Morrison and Mr. Burnaby as speakers.  Judging from the preparations being made, it promises to be a successful affair.

 

Gordon Gordier spent the 24th with his sister, Mrs. J. Brethauer, at Hespeler.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club met at S.S. No. 12, on Tuesday evening, with a large number in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

May 31st 1922.

 

Peter Patterson spent the weekend in Toronto.

 

Misses Edith and Dorothy Rutledge, of London, spent a few days last week with their cousin, Miss Maud Grieve.

 

D. M. Henderson, of the Galt Fuel Supply Company, paid a business call at the plant here, accompanied by Mr Aikins.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordier spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs Schoenfeldt, in Galt.

 

Lewis Gordier and Fred Masterson spent Sunday afternoon and evening in Galt.

 

Reverend Mr. McAlpine, of the Baptist Church, Hespeler, called on the Superintendent, E. Gordier, here, on Saturday, with a view of starting a Sabbath School at the plant.  After going carefully into the matter and checking up the number eligible for a Sabbath School, it was found that there were about forty-five children within a radius of half a mile.  It was thought at first that a private house could be secured, but the number was so great that it was decided that there was no room large enough to take care of that number.  So it was decided that Reverend Mr. McAlpine and Reverend Mr. Small, of the Presbyterian Church, would interview D. D. Christie, to see what the prospects would be for having a hall built that would take care of the school and could also be used for services each Sunday.  A number of ministers have offered their services if a place could be provided for them.  So we are looking forward to another addition to our already fast growing village.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober, who has been seriously ill for some time, is not improving very fast.  She has found it necessary to secure the services of a trained nurse, who took charge on Friday.

 

Galt seems to be among the most enterprising cities of Ontario.  Six truck loads of hydrated lime were taken over on Saturday, and a carload shipped on Monday following.

 

Wellington Cutting and family spent Sunday in Hamilton with relatives.

 

   Messrs. Douglas and Sockett, of Guelph, have resumed building operations here, after an absence of nearly two weeks at Beachville.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

July 14th 1922.

 

Mrs. Stoddard, of Owen Sound, and two young sons are visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wellington Cutting.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober, who has been on the sick list for some time, is improving very nicely.  Her mother, who has been nursing her, has returned to her home in Toronto.

 

About one-half of the employees of this place took in the circus in Kitchener, on the 11th, and report having a real good time.

 

E. Gordier had a business call to Brockville for a couple of days this week.

 

Quite an interesting game of softball was played here on Monday evening between the married and single men.  The young men claim that the score was three-score and ten in their favour, while the noble army of martyrs claim nearly the same.

 

Quite a number from here took in the band concert at Puslinch Lake last Sunday, and for real lovers of music it was a great treat.

 

A number of citizens from here went to Guelph, on the 12th, to help celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

 

 

 

 

 

Christieville to Have a Store

August 29th 1922.

 

Christieville, a suburb of Hespeler, is steadily growing.  This year a number of handsome dwellings have been erected and now the village is to have an up-to-date store where the needs of the inhabitants can be supplied.  Mr. McConnell, who this season conducted an ice cream booth, is going to take a step further and, at the present time, is busily engaged in digging out a cellar for the store that he is to erect.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

November 8th 1922.

 

Eight members of the Puslinch U.F.O. club met the same number of members of the Maple Grove Farmers’ Club at the home of Mr. John Strycker, for a euchre party.  After a keen contest, lasting two hours, Maple Grove won out, the score being Maple Grove ─ 692, Puslinch ─ 664, after which, a lunch was very much enjoyed by all present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier spent Sunday October 29th at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Wm. Myers, Dundurn Street, Hamilton.

 

An enjoyable evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier on Thursday November 2nd, when guests, to the number of about fifty-five, met to spend the evening with Mr. Fred Masterson, who is leaving for England about the middle of the month.  After a few hours were spent in games, supper was served by the ladies.  Mr. Masterson was presented with a beautiful suitcase and a well-worded address.  Mr. Masterson replied with a few well chosen words.

 

Mr. Ab. Bowman, who was confined to his bed for a few days with congestion of the lungs, is able to be out again.

 

The carpenters have returned to our town again after three weeks’ absence, building a house at Puslinch to replace the one that was burned a short time ago.

 

Mr. Peter Patterson, formerly of this place, has left to take treatment in the Military Hospital, in London, for the winter.

 

Miss A. McIntosh has taken a position in the office of Christie Henderson, at this place.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Currie, of St. Catharines, spent Thanksgiving Day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, at Galt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier are spending Thanksgiving holidays in Florence and Alviston, Ontario.

 

The Farmers’ Club purposes holding a social evening on November 21st.  A good program is being prepared, and also a short debate.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier have returned from their visit in Lambton County.

 

 

 

 

 

Christieville Is Steadily Growing

November 25th 1922.

 

“Three More Kilns Are to be Built ─ More Houses Will Be Needed”

 

Christieville is forging ahead with leaps and bounds, and has a great future ahead of it, due to the ever increasing business at the lime kilns of the Christie-Henderson Company.  The latest addition planned for the plant will contain three kilns, the abutments of which have already been built, and the erection of the kilns will be proceeded with at once.  These additional kilns mean a greater production and an increase in employees.  When the additional kilns are put into operation in the spring, more houses will have to be erected to accommodate those employed there.  Several houses were erected during the past summer, some of which are not yet completed, while others are already occupied.  In addition to several dwellings being added each and every year, a large stor is in the course of erection.  With the rapid strides that Christieville is making towards villagehood, it is only a matter of a short time when Christieville will have its own Post Office and municipal building and the affairs of the village will be handled by its own inhabitants.  The population is increasing monthly, and the slogan of the community is “Watch Christieville grow!”.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

December 14th 1922.

 

Mr. Harsh, the Toledo architect, who has charge of the construction of the new hydrating plant, has again spent a couple of days at the plant, perfecting plans for the new building, which promises to be an up-to-date structure.  The first floor is of steel beams with reinforced concrete cover, the lime hoppers of sheet steel, supported by steel columns and a fifty-foot steel elevator that will be absolutely dust-proof.

 

Mr. McAllister, of Guelph, made a business call at the kilns, last week, negotiating the sale of wood from the farm recently purchased from John Cober.

 

Mr. B. Sartor met with a painful accident on Thursday last, when a large stone rolled on his foot, badly crushing his large toe.  He was attended by Dr. Slater and will be laid up for some time.

 

Sylvester Fear, who has been laid up with a crushed and broken thumb, is so far recovered as to be able to again resume work.

 

Still the population grows, this time, a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Arpa.  Mrs. Arpa came from Italy a little over a year ago to join her husband, who has been an employee here since the close of the great war.

 

Good progress is being made on the three new lime kilns now under construction.  They are now about six feet above ground.

 

Messrs. David Kennedy and George Dennis, of the Standard White Lime Company, of Guelph, paid a visit to the plant on Friday of last week.

 

The Superintendent of the Bates Value Bag Company, of Niagara Falls, made a business call at the plant on Friday last, and reported seeing over twenty ditched autos, owing to the icy condition of the roads.

 

Bert Berner, of near Mosboro, is delivering hay at the kilns.

 

Wood has already started to come in, the first being delivered by Mr. Sengham.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

December 18th 1922.

 

Mr. B. Sartar, who had the misfortune to have the large toe of his foot badly crushed last week, now has a bad attack of blood poisoning, and will be off work for some time.

 

Five carloads of wood from Shallow Lake, a carload of steel for the new kiln, and a carload of fire brick arrived at the plant last week.

 

Mr. Solomon Cober, who recently sold his farm to Gordon Salt, is moving into Hespeler in a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gordier and baby, Wilfred, spent Sunday evening at the former’s parents.

 

Mr. Wm. Eggert, who had the misfortune…(text missing).

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

January 10th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfeldt and daughter, Carrie, spent Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Milton Gordier.

 

W. P. Gamble made a business call at the plant on New Year’s Day.

 

J. Ambrose, of Chicago, spent a few days at the plant last week on business.

 

Thos. Rife has been seriously ill for some time, but is now on the mend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Bowman spent the weekend in Brantford.

 

Five carloads of coal arrived at the plant last week.

 

Masters Russell and Gardner Gordier arrive home on Saturday from Hamilton, after spending the holiday week with their sister, Mrs. Wm. Miers.

 

Work has been resumed again at the plant after a week’s rest.

 

J. Berner is hauling wood to the kilns again with two teams.

 

Two carloads of turnips were shipped from here this week.

 

Nine carloads of wood have arrived at the kilns this week, from Hepworth.

 

Mr. Sullivan and Miss Paisley, of Hamilton, visited Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoddard, on Sunday.

 

Wm. Eggert, who has been laid up for some time with blood poisoning in his hand, and also an attack of quinsy, is now recovered and will soon be able to resume work again.

 

Business is looking better at the plant now.  Three kilns are now in operation.

 

Miss Twitmeyer, of Hanover, who has been engaged to teach at S.S. No. 12, started on Wednesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Ehrhardt spent the evening with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, on Thursday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve attended the funeral of Mr. Grieve’s father, who passed away on Tuesday last, at his late residence on the Tenth Concession of Beverly, in his 80th year.  Interment took place in Preston Cemetery.

 

The new bridge over the Speed River is now complete except the railing.  It is a modern structure with steel girders and oak plank covering.

 

Sidney Rickert is on the sick list.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McIntosh have returned home after a pleasant week spent at Palmerston with relatives.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

January 29th 1923.

 

Mrs. L. Arpa is laid up with an abscess, which is very painful.  Dr. Slater is attending her.

 

Quite a number of the employees here are off with bad colds and la grippe.

 

The heavy snowfall at the first of the week seems to have stopped auto traffic, but it has been a fine thing for the wood purveyors.  Quite a quantity is coming in and it is of fairly good quality.

 

The steel girders have arrived for the extension of the coal dump.  When completed, it will make a dump 82 feet long, which will allow placing two cars at one time for unloading.

 

One of the old landmarks is being removed this week, by the razing of the old steel kiln that was erected some fifteen years ago by Mr. O. B. Ellis, which marked the beginning of the lime business at this place.  Since that time, six new modern stone kilns have been added to the plant, and three more are now under construction and will be ready for the early summer business.

 

Mrs. Wm. Eggert has returned home after spending a couple of weeks with her parents in Hespeler.

 

Mr. Thos. Rife still continues to improve, although he is still confined to the house most of the time.

 

The sleet storms of the past few days have caused a great many narrow escapes from accidents, and have also required an extra lot of horse-shoeing.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

February 24th 1923.

 

Mrs. Fred Gordier has returned from Woodstock, after spending a couple of weeks with her sister, Mrs. Walter Coles, who is slowly recovering from a severe attack of pneumonia.

 

Colds and grippe are very prevalent in this neighbourhood.

 

Thos. Priest, of Puslinch, formerly of this place, is suffering from a severe attack of pleurisy.

 

Sport is expected to occupy a prominent place here this coming season.  R. Stoddard, of football fame, is endeavouring to get a team ready for the early spring.

 

Ward Rife, baseball enthusiast, is after a nine sufficiently strong to bump up against the Galt Terriers.  If he succeeds in getting Christie Matheson on the mound, with Sam Ball, a local man, behind the bat, he has nothing to fear.

 

Mrs. McLaren, of Owen Sound, is spending a few weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wellington Cutting.

 

Franklin, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Gordier, has pneumonia.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier is nursing her daughter, Mrs. John Brethauer, of Hespeler, who has an attack of pneumonia.

 

The sister of Mrs. Robert Stoddart, of Hamilton, paid Mrs. Stoddart a flying visit on Wednesday, returning again this evening.

 

Leonard Gordier has returned to work again, after a few days off with grippe.

 

The deep snow is interfering greatly with the delivery of wood at the plant here.  Some of the roads are completely blocked.

 

Work has been resumed on the new kiln.  Three cars of fire brick have arrived within the last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

March 21st 1923.

 

Mrs. Alvin Arndt is on the sick list with the grip.  Johnnie, the young son of Louie Arpa is down with the grip.

 

An unusual occurrence took place here on Sunday afternoon, about three o’ clock, as the ice passed out of the Speed River, with the water at the ordinary low summer level.  Some of the large pieces would stick on the rapids until another would come along and brush them off.

 

Harry Ehrhardt had the misfortune to lose one of his horses on Saturday.  He was driving to Hespeler when the horse slipped and fell on the icy road, broke its leg, and had to be killed.

 

The fall wheat in this section is looking exceptionally well, also the new seeded meadows.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier, who has been nursing her daughter back to health, expects to return home on Wednesday.

 

Another large, new shed roof was put on on Saturday, which adds materially to the appearance of the plant.

 

Business is looking somewhat better at the plant.  There were three cars per day going out this week.

 

Paisley Block Farmers’ Club is coming over to meet the Puslinch Lake farmers, for a debate on Tuesday evening, April 10th.  A program is being arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

March 28th 1923.

 

Mrs. John Brethauer is spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, after her severe illness.

 

Mrs. W. R. Thompson, of Oilsprings, has returned home after spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, made a business call at the plant, on Friday last.

 

Johnnie Young Senior has another attack of the grip.

 

The ice jam on Monday morning at Coles dam caused unusually high water at the plant here for about twenty-four hours, but no damage was done.

 

Miss Mary Wood, of Ohio, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey has returned home from Aberfoyle, after spending some time with her father who was very ill with pneumonia.  He is now recovering and thought to be out of danger.

 

The steel beams for the first floor of the new hydrator building are being put on this week.

 

Mrs. Albert Gordier is able to be up and around again, after suffering a relapse from the grip.

 

Wm. Plant is confined to his house with the grip.

 

Hector McLaren has been called to his home in Owen Sound, on account of sickness.

 

Mrs. Alvin Arndt is recovering from her recent illness.

 

 

 

 

 

Christieville

April 12th 1923.

 

A gloom has been cast over our hamlet at the death of Mr. Thomas Rife, which occurred on Friday last at his son’s residence, Ward Rife, about 12:30.  The deceased had been a resident of this vicinity practically all his life.  He was born in Waterloo Township where he farmed for some years, later moving to Puslinch Township, but of late years he has resided with his son, Ward.  Being of a kindly, genial disposition, he endeared himself to both old and young, and will be greatly missed from our midst.  His wife predeceased him about three years ago.  He leaves to mourn his loss a family of five, one daughter, Mrs. Cunningham, of New York City, Lee, of Rochester, New York, Arthur and Roy, of Toronto, and Ward, of Christieville.  Mrs. Salyards, of Rochester, New York, Mrs. Henry, of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. Thomas, of Guelph, are sisters.  John, of Hespeler, and James, of Guelph, are brothers.  The funeral, which was private, was held from the residence of his son, Ward Rife.  Interment was made in Hespeler Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Christieville

 April 19th 1923.

 

Quite an epidemic of flu has struck our burg, no less than eleven persons being stricken within the last ten days.  Although it is of short duration, usually about three days, it is very severe and weakening while it lasts.

 

The heavy rains of the last few days have worked quite a lot of havoc along the Speed flats.  The flood at this place was as high as the early spring freshets.  The dam at Cole’s Mill gave way and also the raceway leading to the mill, which will be a great expense as well as a great inconvenience to the farming community.

 

The bus service, which was discontinued on account of the bad state of the roads, has resumed again, which makes it very convenient to get to the city.

 

Mr. Lewis Gardiner, who went through an operation at the Galt Hospital, is sufficiently recovered to be home again.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordier were Galt visitors on Friday evening.

 

The Puslinch Farmers’ Club met at the school on Tuesday evening.  They decided to purchase another car of oats.

 

Mrs. Wm. Steele, of London, is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. Gordier, over the Easter holiday.

 

Mrs. Walter Coles, of Woodstock, is spending Easter week with Mr. Cole’s mother, at Silver Heights, Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

June 3rd 1923.

 

A little over a year ago, a Sabbath School was organized at the home of Mr. George Cowman, with a membership of about forty-five, and with an average attendance of about forty, but, owing to the sale of their farm, the school had to remove to another place until the community building here was completed on May 28th last, at which time, the following address and presentation took place:

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cowman ─ Today, as we meet, we remember how a year ago you opened your home to us so we could come together to study God’s word…. (incomplete)

 

 

 

 

 

Installing Hydro at Lime Kilns

(from the Guelph Mercury newspaper for June 18th 1923.)

 

The Christie-Henderson Company is installing a 4400 hydro line from the local station to their plant.  The work is being done by the provincial Hydro gang and will be stepped down to 550 volts for power use only, at present.  It is probable that, later on, current will be sold to householders.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

June 21st 1923.

 

D. D. Christie and D. M. Henderson, of Galt, and W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, made a business call at the plant yesterday, accompanied by Mr. Harsh, architect in charge of the new hydrator building.

 

The accident prevention inspector, a government official, made a tour of inspection one day last week and found things quite satisfactory.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier and Mrs. J. Brethauer spent Sunday at the home of the former’s daughter, Mrs. Miers, of Dundurn Street, Hamilton.

 

Miss Riarton, of Galt, is spending a few days with Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mrs. George Cawman visited Mrs. Wellington Cutting, on Friday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier spent Sunday with their son, J. L. Gordier, of Kelso.

 

Alfred Hunt, of Burlington, visited the home of Milton Gordier, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gordier took a trip to Hamilton on Saturday.

 

Mr. John Young has secured a position with a cement firm in Flint, Michigan, and left for that place on Friday.

 

Mrs. Stoddard, of Owen Sound, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Wellington Cutting.

 

L. J. Mahon, the U.F.O. candidate, held a meeting in S.S. No. 12 on Friday evening.

 

John Stoddard is leaving on Thursday evening for Scotland, which will make four trips across the ocean in less than one year.

 

Harry Cawman left for Hamilton, Friday, where he expects to make his home in future.  His brother, George, is going on Monday to his new home in Smithville.

 

Mr. Wedgewood, who exchanged farms with the Cawman family, is moving in the early part of next week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

June 22nd 1923.

 

The hydro people are here this week, preparing to erect the line from Hespeler to the plant.  They expect to have it ready in about three weeks time.

 

T. J. Mahon and J. A. Cockburn held a meeting in S.S. No. 12 on Friday evening, in the interests of the farmer candidate, Mr. Mahon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gordier spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Griffin, of Guelph.

 

Stewart McConnell is at work again after a few days of sickness.

 

John Hinds had the misfortune to suffer from a dump cart running over his foot, which will lay him up for a few days.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

July 9th 1923.

 

The infant son of Louie Arpa is slowly recovering after a severe attack of bronchitis.

 

The Sunday School, to the number of about fifty, picnicked at Soper Park on Saturday afternoon, and report having had an enjoyable time.  The day was ideal for the outing.

 

The post holes are all dug for the hydro poles from Hespeler to here, and are now awaiting the arrival of a car of poles.

 

Leslie Black gave a demonstration of cooking at Ward Rife’s on Wednesday evening, which was well attended.

 

Louis Evans underwent a serious operation in Guelph hospital on Monday evening, July 2nd, for appendicitis.

 

The construction gang of the Hydro has again resumed operations after a week’s delay awaiting the arrival of the poles.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, made a business call at the plant on the sixth instant.

 

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Promotion Report of S.S. No. 12, Puslinch.

 

Junior IV to Senior IV:

Pass ─ Frances Young, Hilda Tabbert, Rosanna Cober.

 

Junior III to Senior III:

Honours ─ Ruby Grant, Helen Ehrhardt. Pass ─ Victoria Young, Willie Baufeldt, Willis Cober.

 

Senior II to Junior III:

Honours ─ Violet Eggert.  Pass ─ Myrtle Arndt, Beatrice Ehrhardt, Willie Ehrhardt, May Rickert, Muriel Rickert, Tom Lynch.

 

Junior II to Senior II:

Pass ─ Harry Salt, Charlie Mullein.

 

Senior I to Junior II:

Honours ─ Rebecca Ehrhardt, Viola Tabbert.  Pass ─ Lillian Cutting, Rosanna Young, Orval Arndt.

 

Primer to Junior I:

Johnnie Young, Albert Currie, Olive Ehrhardt, Frank Lynch, Stuart Cutting, Helen Arndt, Buelah McGregor, Johnnie Cober, Johnnie Grant.

 

Teacher:

L. Twietmeyer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

August 10th 1923.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier, who underwent a serious operation in Galt hospital on July 27th, is rapidly recovering.  Dr. Slater is in attendance.

 

Mrs. N. J. Currie and daughters, of St. Catharines, have returned home after a week’s sojourn here.

 

John Young has returned home after a few weeks of holidays.

 

Mrs. Albert Gordier has sufficiently recovered from her recent illness to be up and around again.

 

Rapid progress is being made on the community hall here.  The brick work is completed and the carpenters are at work putting on the roof.

 

The hydro commission has completed the wiring and some of the motors have arrived for the new plant.

 

Herman Knack, of Hespeler, who has the contract for plastering the new house, is busy lathing this week.

 

Quite a number from here spent the Civic holiday at the ball tournament at Morriston.

 

The Misses Dennis, of Guelph, are spending a few days with Mrs. Albert Gordier.

 

Softball seems to be all the rage here lately, with about four games a week.

 

The hum of the thrashing machine again reminds us that winter is again approaching.

 

The grain crop in this vicinity is fairly good and the recent rain will benefit the oat crop wonderfully.

 

Mrs. Wm. Steele, of Toronto, has returned home, after spending a few days at the bedside of her sister, Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mrs. Ward Rife is indisposed.

 

Mr. Gordon, an official of the Canadian National Railway, Toronto, made a business call at the plant on August 9th, with regard to having a flag station at this place, which would be a great convenience, especially in winter.

 

D. M. Henderson is on a business trip to Montreal and other eastern points, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

September 20th 1923.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Currie and Mr. and Mrs. Servise, of St. Catharines, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mr. Stevens, one of the employees of this plant, met with a painful accident, his horse ran away, throwing him out, dislocating his shoulder and otherwise shaking him up.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier is spending a week with her daughter, Mr. Wm. Myers, Dundurn Street, Hamilton.

 

Sam Bennett met with a painful accident on Tuesday last, when a large stone rolled off the pile, badly bruising his foot and breaking a small bone on his instep.  He will be laid up for some time.

 

Quite a number from here are motoring to Grimsby district for peaches.

 

There was a record attendance at the Sabbath School here on Sunday last, fifty-five being present.

 

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Christie and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, visited the Sabbath School on Sunday last and completed arrangements for the opening of the new place on Sunday September 30th, at 3 o’ clock p.m.

 

Mr. Harsh, of Cleveland, Ohio, made a business call at the plant on Tuesday to inspect the work that has been done.

 

Mr. Heuther, of Hespeler, who is wiring the new plant, expects to have the work completed by the end of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

October 9th 1923.

 

A very pleasant event took place here on Sunday, it being the dedication of the mission hall here.  The building, a beautiful red brick structure, chairs and piano furnished complete, was built and handed over to the people, free of debt, by Mr. D. D. Christie.  The opening service was conducted by the Reverend Mr. Little, of Toronto, formerly of Guelph.  Besides Mr. Little, the following were on the platform: Reverend Mr. Davidson, Moderator of the Guelph Presbytery, Reverend Mr. McAlpine, Reverend Mr. Anderson, Superintendent of the leper mission, Reverend Mr. Leigh, Reverend Mr. Small, Reverend Mr. Cober, and Reverend Mr. Buell, all of Hespeler, and Ensign Chambers, of the Salvation Army, Hespeler, was also present.  Each was called upon to give a short address.  Mr. Christie also spoke.

 

The building was packed to the doors, while many could not enter.  The congregation was assisted in the singing by a number of the Chalmers Church choir, of Guelph.  Mr. Christie’s daughter, Mrs. W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, also sang a solo, The Old, Old Story”, which was a treat to all present.

 

One visitor, worthy of special mention, was Mr. Christie’s aged sister, Mrs. Allen, who, although in her ninetieth year, journeyed from Galt to be at the opening of the new edifice.  Service next Sabbath will be at 2 o’ clock, with Sunday School at 3 p.m..  The service will be taken by the Reverend Small, of Hespeler.  Everybody is cordially invited.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

October 22nd 1923.

 

Mrs. Geo. Lockett, of Galt, spent Sunday last with Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Reverend Mr. Small, of Hespeler, conducted services here last Sabbath.  There were over one hundred in attendance.

 

Mrs. Allen, Mr. Christie’s sister, of Galt, who is in her 90th year, attended the opening services at the church recently.

 

Miss A. Riordan, of Galt, spent the weekend, guest of Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

We have not heard of anyone having to detour on account of the number of foxes yet, but one day last week, one got bold enough to enter the barnyard of Bert Bracey and carried off a fine hen.  Mr. Bracey is watching for him with a gun and dog.

 

Mr. Reid, hydro electric engineer, of Toronto, made a business call at the plant, on Thursday.

 

Four of the five motors have been tried out at the plant and are quite satisfactory.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club purpose holding a chicken supper at the Lake Hall on Thursday evening next.

 

Work has been resumed on the new kilns, and within the next two weeks, they will be completed, which makes nine kilns available for next season’s business.

 

Preparations are under way for a Thanksgiving service here, about the middle of November.

 

 

 

 

 

The Christieville News

Novenmber 1st 1923.

 

A pleasant evening was spent by the Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club at the Lake Hall on Thursday evening, October 25th.  About 200 were present.  A supper was provided by the ladies, which was much enjoyed.  A short address was given by N. Vaumelsty, manager of the Bank of Montreal, also the manager of the Dominion Bank.  Mr. Vaumelsty also favoured the audience with two solos, which were well rendered.  Later, a social hop was enjoyed for a few hours.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Meyers, of Hamilton, spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George McConnell spent Sunday at Puslinch.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Christieville

December 27th 1923.

 

A pleasant evening was spent at the home of Wm. Tabbert, on Tuesday last, it being a progressive euchre party, after which, all partook of a lusty lunch.  Twenty were present.

 

The school entertainment at S.S. No. 12 was a great success.  The program consisted of songs, dialogues, recitations, and drills, and all were a credit to those taking part.  Alex Neubauer was chairman.  The teacher, Mr. Ewert, deserves great credit.

 

Despite the stormy day on Sunday, there was a good number at the church service and Sabbath School.  Mr. Pinder, of Mosboro, had charge of the service.  Reverend Mr. Grant, of Hespeler, will have charge of the service next Sabbath.

 

Quite a number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Oswald Mondy, of Hespeler, on Sunday.

 

The second annual Sabbath School entertainment of this place was held in the church on Wednesday evening, December 19th.  The building was filled to capacity and a good program was given, which apparently pleased old and young.  At the close, an address was made to Mr. Sheppard, in which, appreciation of Mr. Sheppard’s great services was expressed.  Miss Hilda Bagg read the address and Miss Viola Cober presented a purse.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Miers (or possibly, Meyers), of Hamilton, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

June 19th 1924.

 

Mr. George Overholt has purchased Les Stager’s store at the Lime Kiln and is already on the job.  He hasn’t moved out to the store yet but expects to do so.  There should be a good trade out there and if anyone can get it, Mr. Overholt can.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Church Picnic

June 23rd 1924.

 

About 125 people attended the picnic of the Glen Christie Church, which was held at Soper Park, Galt, on Saturday.  This is the first picnic that this church has had since its organization about a year ago.  The church has grown considerably in the last two years, for then Sunday School was held in a farmhouse, with a membership roll of eleven.  Now, nearly a hundred are members of the church.  A baseball game was played on Saturday between chosen sides, Mr. Henderson, of the Christie Henderson Company, acting as umpire.  The races then followed.  Erecho Baldram delighted the picnickers with selections on the accordion, on which he is an artist.

 

Following are the results:

Boys and girls under 5 years:

1st ─ Florence Lockett, 2nd ─ Gordon Wildfong, 3rd ─ John Alpha.

Boys’ race, 5 to 8 years:

1st ─ John Grant, 2nd ─ Cecil Lockett, 3rd ─ John Cober.

Girls’ race, 8 to 12 years:

1st ─ Mary Hinds, 2nd ─ Hazel Gordon, 3rd ─ Olive Lockett.

Girls’ race, 12 to 14 years:

1st ─ Ruby Grant, 2nd ─ Mary Hinds, 3rd ─ Clara Boucher.

Young men’s race:

1st ─ Alvin Arndt, 2nd ─ Ross Gibson, 3rd ─ G. Fripo.

Young ladies’ race:

1st ─ Annie Gibson, 2nd ─ Hilda Baggs, 3rd ─ Marion Strycker.

Married men’s race:

1st ─ B. Sartor, 2nd ─ E. Bailey, 3rd ─ W. Wildfong.

Lame man’s race:

1st ─ Louis Arpa, 2nd ─ George McConnell.

Italian men’s race:

1st ─ J. Feruccio, 2nd ─ G. Oresto, 3rd ─ J. Arpa.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

January 11th 1926.

 

Miss Viola Cober and cousin returned to Toronto on Monday last after spending the weekend with the former’s parents here.

 

Mr. McIntyre, of the McGregor-McIntyre Steel Company, of Toronto, made a business call at the plant on Thursday last, in connection with the erection of a new steel lime hopper.

 

E. Gordier made a business trip to Toronto on Tuesday last.

 

The Provincial snow plow opened the road between Guelph and Hespeler on Thursday last, which was a great convenience to the people all along the line, and is indeed very much appreciated.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cutting motored to Hamilton on Wednesday last.

 

Miss A. McIntosh has resumed her duties at the plant, after spending a few days with friends in Toronto.

 

The Euchre Club held a social evening at Alex Neubauer’s on Friday evening last.

 

George McConnell figured in a motor accident with the Guelph to Hamilton bus, last week, when the latter was sideswiped by the Loblaw truck on the Brock Road.  Fortunately, he escaped with a few cuts on the face and hands, caused by flying glass.

 

Miss Olive Lockett has returned after spending a few days with her grandparents in Galt.

 

A number of our young people are enjoying skating on the river these nights.

 

 

 

 

 

At Glen Christie

(from the Galt Evening Reporter newspaper for January 14th 1926.)

 

Robert Purves was the preacher at the afternoon service held on Sunday at Glen Christie, and it was quite well attended.  There was a good attendance at the Sunday School.

 

Correction ─ L. W. Gordier, of Glen Christie, told “The Reporter” yesterday that he was not married and that the recent personal note that “Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gordier” visited relatives in Preston was incorrect.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

January 18th 1926.

 

R. Purvis gave an impressive address at the church here last Sunday to a fairly large congregation.

 

Mrs. Ward Rife is spending a few days with friends in Guelph.

 

The interior of the old hydrate building is being dismantled in preparation for the new steel and concrete floor.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hinds celebrated the second anniversary of their wedding on Friday evening, January 15th.  A very enjoyable evening was spent in games and dancing, after which, refreshments were served.

 

Alex Neubauer has returned and looks hale and hearty after his few weeks sojourn in the south western United States.

 

Mrs. John Eggert is on the sick list for the last week; Dr. Oaks is in attendance.

 

John Connell has a slight attack of blood poison from a cut in his finger.

 

The singing school is changed next week from Tuesday to Thursday evening on account of an entertainment at Mosboro.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

February 3rd 1926.

 

Mrs. John Brethauer is spending a week or two in Detroit, visiting her brother.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier treated a number of their friends to an oyster supper on Friday evening last, it being the thirty-seventh anniversary of their wedding.

 

Reverend Mr. Ingram, Anglican minister of Hespeler, had charge of the service here last Sunday and delivered an impressive discourse.

 

Tuesday evening, Oliver Panabaker completed his quarter of singing school lessons here, which has been of great benefit to the young people.

 

Stewart McConnell is all smiles these days over the visit of the stork.  Mrs. McConnell and daughter are in the Galt hospital and are getting along fine.

 

Miss Marian Stricker (possibly Strycker) is apparently getting along nicely in the K. and W. hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

February 10th 1926.

 

Miss Hilda Bagg, who underwent an operation in Guelph, is getting along nicely and expects to be home in a few days.

 

Reverend Mr. Merner, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last and gave a very instructive address.  There was a fairly good attendance.

 

Max Elliott’s oldest girl underwent an operation in the Guelph hospital on Monday last, and at the latest report was getting along fairly well.

 

Some of the young people of the Sabbath School paid a visit to Miss Marion Strycker at the Kitchener and Waterloo hospital on Sunday last.

 

A number of the young people attended an entertainment given at the theatre in Hespeler on Monday evening last by the ladies of the Anglican Church.

 

The storm on Tuesday put the roads in bad shape again.

 

Mrs. Stewart McConnell and baby arrived home on Sunday evening and are both doing fine.

 

The young people are going to spend a social evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Habermehl on Friday evening.  A good program has been prepared and refreshments will be served.

 

Mrs. John Hinds has returned home after spending a week with her mother in Guelph.  Baby Hinds, who was on the sick list the past week, is now on the road to recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

February 27th 1926.

 

No. 12 Euchre Club closed their winter meetings on Monday evening last with a sumptuous supper at Mr. John Erhardt’s.  Barring oysters, there was about everything on the table that the human mind could think of, also some Limburger cheese that should have been consumed a year ago.

 

A. Habermehl conducted the service here last Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hutchings, of Manitoba, are spending a few weeks at Mr. Alex Neubauer’s.

 

Mrs. John Brethance (Brethauer) has returned from Detroit after a two weeks’ visit with her brothers.

 

Mr. Wm. Plant is on the sick list the last few days.

 

A number of our young people are practising for a play at S. S. No. 17 in the near future.

 

The rain on Thursday last has put the roads in bad shape again for motor traffic.

 

Miss Hilda Bagg has returned from the Guelph hospital and expects soon to be able to take her place at the piano at our church, a position that she has so ably filled since the Sunday School was organized some three years ago.  Miss Annie Gibson has presided at the piano during Miss Hilda Bagg’s illness.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club had a business meeting at Mr. John Chester’s home on Tuesday evening last.

 

 

 

 

 

The News at Glen Christie

March 9th 1926.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Lockett, of Galt, visited their son, George, here, one day last week.

 

Mr. Fred Pinder had charge of the service here last Sunday.

 

Mr. Wm. Plant, who was on the sick list for a few days, has resumed work again.

 

Mr. Ward Rife met with a painful accident on Saturday evening last when he slipped and fell on the ice, breaking two small bones in his ankle.  He will be laid up for a month or two.

 

Mr. Alvin Arndt was laid up for a few days last week with a severe cold, but is able to be around again.

 

The motor snowplow made an effort to get to Hespeler on Monday last, but found the snowdrifts too much for it, and had to abandon the trip.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve gave a party in honour of Mr. John Lisso, who is leaving shortly for the West.  A very enjoyable evening was spent.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Ewart and son, Ivan, spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

A number from here attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Sam Marsh, at Zion, on Sunday last.

 

  An illustrated lecture was given in the church here on Sunday evening by Mr. Overholt.  There was a good attendance and the views were very interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 17th 1926.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve have returned home after spending a pleasant week with friends in and around Milverton.

 

Captain Powell of the Salvation Army, Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

Miss S. Neubauer has a beautiful shamrock in bloom.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McConnell’s baby is recovering from an attack of bronchitis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve are spending a few days with friends in Stratford and Tavistock.

 

Miss Hilda Bagg was in attendance at church and Sunday School on Sunday last, for the first time since her recent illness, and was a welcome visitor.

 

Mr. Ironsides has sold part of his farm and is having an auction sale in the near future.

 

 W. P. Gamble and E. Gordier made a business trip to Toronto on Monday last.

 

Clifford Stricker (Strycker) has returned from the West.

 

Ward Rife, who was unfortunate in having two bones of his ankle broken, is now able to go around on crutches, after having the fracture reduced and placed in a cast.

 

Mrs. Edward Box, who was seriously ill, is now on the road to recovery.  Miss Angeline Hahn is waiting on her.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

April 6th 1926.

 

John Sprowl and bride, of Acton, paid a visit with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Currie, last week.

 

The sleet storm on Wednesday last completely tied up business here for a few days last week.

 

Geo. McConnell is still on the sick list.

 

Stewart Cutting had a severe attack of earache last week, but is somewhat better.

 

A number of our young people took part in a play at No. 17 Schoolhouse on Thursday evening last, and although the weather was anything but good, a fair crowd was present and all seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.

 

A Italian lady has arrived from Italy, whose name we are unable to get at present, to become the bride of one of the employees here, A. Balzan.

 

Ward Rife, who had the misfortune to have his ankle broken a few weeks ago, is still going around on crutches, but hopes soon to be able to abandon them.

 

D. M. Henderson of the Christie-Henderson Company made a business trip to Montreal last week.

 

W. P. Gamble contracted a severe cold while attending to business in Beachville during the sleet storm last week.

 

Baby Hinds, who was hovering between life and death last week, is now well on the road to recovery.

 

Owing to the bad weather, Mr. Ironsides’ sale was postponed until April 12th.  A number of our people attended the Wm. Aikens sale on Friday last.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Church Officers

June 10th 1926.

 

At the annual meeting of the Glen Christie Community Church this week, Mr. Abe Habermehl was elected Sunday School Superintendent in place of Mr. George Overholt, who resigned.  Miss Hilda Bagg was re-elected church organist, while Miss Annie Gibson will look after the organ during the Sunday School service.  E. Gordier was re-elected Secretary and Wellington Cober, Treasurer.  This congregation, which includes all Protestant creeds, is ministered to by the ministers of Hespeler churches, for most of the Sundays.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

December 16th 1926.

 

Reverend Mr. Dinquis, of Zion, had charge of the service here last Sunday.  A fairly large congregation was present.

 

Mrs. Gordier is indisposed the last few days with a severe cold.

 

Mrs. Brick Junior, of Hespeler, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Albert Bowman.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Stager, of Bridgeburg, are visiting at the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Stager, near Hespeler.

 

 Miss Ruby and Johnnie Grant have arrived home for the holidays, from visiting their sister, Mrs. L. Stager, of Bridgeburg.

 

The Young People are spending a great deal of time practicing for their entertainment on the 23rd.  They are also decorating both themselves and the church for the occasion.  A real good time is looked for.

 

Mr. Stewart McConnell had the misfortune of having his eyes filled with lime on Wednesday.  He was attended by Dr. Slater.

 

Mrs. Schmidt is laid up with a severe cold.

 

Mr. John Grieve is also under the weather, but is somewhat better at present writing.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

December 28th 1926.

 

The annual Christmas entertainment was held last Thursday evening and was a great success.  The program was as follows: Opening hymn ─ “What a friend we have in Jesus”, Scripture lesson and prayer ─ Mr. George Overholt, recitation ─ “Thrice Welcome” ─ Myrtle Arndt, tableau ─ “The Open Door”, recitation ─ “A Little Boy’s Complaint” ─ Clarence Arndt, “Dolly’s Christmas” ─ Helen Arndt, dialogue ─ “How Secrets are Kept” ─ Myrtle Arndt and Stewart Cutting, recitation ─ “Santa” ─ Mildred Bowman,  “A Christmas Story” ─ Mrs. Gibson’s class, recitation ─ “Christmas” ─ Edgar Pelinskey, Christmas bedtime story ─ Olive Erhardt, recitation ─ “Beautiful Christmas Time” ─ Howard Berner, song ─ Mr. Thomas Mead, of Hespeler, which was especially well rendered, as was the encore that followed, dialogue by five girls ─ “Christmas Wishes”, recitation ─ “Cheery Christmas” ─ Lillian Cutting, recitation ─ “He Could Help” ─ Milton Pelinskey, song ─ Clara Bell Boucher, reading ─ “Little Orphan Joe”, instrumental duet ─ Mrs. And Miss Lagan, of Hespeler, which was heartily encored, song ─ Mrs. Gibson’s class, recitations ─ Leona Bowman, “Long Ago” ─ Rosana Young, dialogue ─ “Christmas Lesson”, piano and mouth organ instrumental ─ Ray Gordier and D. Jiggins, song by a number of young people, recitations ─ “A Warning” ─ Leonard Bowman, “Angels’ Message” ─ Norman Pelinskey, drill by eight girls, song ─ Mr. Mead, dialogue by four young people, instrumental ─ Mrs. And Miss Lagan, pantomime by eight young ladies, after which, Santa Claus made his appearance, and young and old alike shared in the presents of candies, nuts, oranges, et cetera.  The chair was occupied by Mr. A. Habermehl, and splendid order prevailed.  The night was ideal, the roads were good, and the church was filled to capacity.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier spent Christmas Day with Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.  Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gordier and Mr. Emerson Gordier, of Buffalo, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hallman and family, of Tavistock, and Mr. Carson, of Kitchener, a brother of Mrs. Arthur Grieve.  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grieve returned to Buffalo on Sunday evening.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Arpa and family spent Christmas in Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, and Hazel and Ada Gordier, attended the song service in the United Church, Hespeler, on Sunday evening.

 

Reverend Mr. Ingram, of the Anglican Church, Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday.  He was accompanied by a number of his choir.  The congregation was not as large as usual, but the service and singing were very much appreciated.  The Sabbath School attendance was fairly good, there being forty-four present.

 

   Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt spent Christmas in Hespeler with their daughter, Mrs. Ekins.  Mr. Wesley Wildfong and family spent the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Saundil, of Galt.  Miss Viola Cober, of Toronto, spent over Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cober.  Miss Amy Grant spent the weekend under the parental roof.  Mr. Robt. McConnell, of Puslinch, is spending a few days with his son, Mr. Stewart McConnell.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

January 5th 1927.

 

Arthur Rife, of Toronto, spent New Year’s with his brother, Ward Rife.

 

Miss McIntosh, of the office staff, has returned after spending a few days in Toronto.

 

Reverend Mr. Dengis, of Zion, had charge of the service here last Sunday.  Quite a good congregation was present.  The Sabbath School was also well attended, there being about fifty-seven present.  Catharine Elliott, about twelve years old, repeated from memory all the golden texts for the year 1926, which was remarkable for one so young.

 

John Grieve, who has been laid up for some time with a severe cold, is slowly recovering.  He has secured the services of Ed Smith, of Hespeler, for the winter.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Finglan have returned after spending a few days up north.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cutting has returned from visiting her mother in Hamilton, and also from attending her sister’s wedding.

 

 Robt. Stoddard, of Detroit, made a short call on friends here on Sunday last.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

January 17th 1927.

 

Lewis Gordier returned to Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday after spending a few days at his home here.

 

Miss Violet Eggert was the happy recipient of a beautiful piano, a present from her grandmother, Mrs. Kelly, of Hespeler.

 

John Grieve is recovering from a severe cold, which he has had for some time.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Lang (née Miss Stoddard), of Owen Sound, are spending a few days with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Wellington Cutting.

 

Wm. Douglas, of Perth Street, Guelph, paid a short visit with E. Gordier on Thursday evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

January 25th 1927.

 

No. 12 Euchre Club met at the home of Charles Bartels on Tuesday evening.  Owing to the stormy night, only about twenty were present, but an enjoyable evening was spent.

 

E. Gordier made a business trip to Woodstock and Beachville, in the interests of the Standard White Lime Company, on Wednesday.

 

Mrs. John Grieve is on the sick list the last few days with a severe cold and cough.

 

Wm. Tabbert is slowly recovering from an attack of grip.

 

Herbert Fletcher, an employee of this place for some time, moved away last Tuesday, having secured a position in another part of Puslinch.

 

Willie Tabbert had quite a bad accident last week sleigh riding down a hill.  Losing control of the sleigh, his head came in contact with a rail fence, causing some nasty bruises.

 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Bowman and family called on friends in Clearview, on Sunday.

 

Reverend Mr. Waldon, of Zion, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

E. Gordier was in Hamilton on business on Saturday.

 

A. Habermehl and Miss Lila Habermehl each sang a solo at the Sabbath School on Sunday.

 

The young people of the Sunday School are going to have a sleigh ride party at the home of Mr. Gibson, some time next week.

 

John Pelinskey has returned from Kelso, where he was repairing lime kilns for the last two weeks.

 

Misses Ruby Grant and Hazel Gordier were in Guelph on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News at Glen Christie

January 31st 1927.

 

Friends and neighbours, to the number of sixty-two, gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier on Friday evening to celebrate the thirty-eighth anniversary of their wedding.  All did justice to an oyster supper, early in the evening, the balance of the evening being spent in games and music.

 

 Robt. McConnell, of Puslinch, is spending a few days with his son, Stewart McConnell, here.

 

Stewart McConnell, Alvin Arndt, and Mose Fagrion took in the hockey match on Wednesday evening.

 

Mr. Moore, of Guelph, called here on business on Thursday last.

 

Leslie Hannah, of Guelph, installed a radio set here last week.

 

Extreme changes in the weather are occurring here.  Thursday morning, the thermometer registered 18 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit, and on Friday evening it was raining.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

February 3rd 1927.

 

Reverend Mr. Frey of the Mennonite Church, Hespeler, had charge of the services here on Sunday, a fairly large congregation being present.  Mrs. Frey and daughter sang a very beautiful duet entitled “Come Home”.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Evans, of Hespeler, attended service here on Sunday, Mrs. Evans taking the Bible class.

 

Robt. McConnell, of Puslinch, has returned home after spending a few days with his son, Stewart McConnell, here.

 

No. 12 Euchre Club met at Herb Wilfong’s on Tuesday evening.  A very enjoyable evening was spent, after which, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfong were presented with a beautiful armed rocker, and an address was read for the club, it being the fifth anniversary of their wedding.  Mr. and Mrs. Wilfong were taken completely by surprise, each acknowledging the gift in a few well chosen words.

 

Leslie Hannah, of Guelph, made a business call at the plant on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

At Glen Christie

February 10th 1927.

 

A party of Hespeler people will present a musical program at the Glen Christie Church, this evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

February 11th 1927.

 

Reverend Mr. Deugis, of Zion, had charge of the service here on Sunday last; both the church service and Sabbath School were well attended, there being about sixty-six at the Sabbath School.

 

Jack Bracey is home after spending a few days with friends at Aberfoyle.

 

Alex Neubauer, Miss S. Neubauer, and Wm. Schmidt spent Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

A number of our young people attended the auction sale on the old Myer’s farm, near here, on Wednesday.  The prices realized were just fair, considering the winter being partly over.  This will be the ninth time that this farm has changed hands in ten years.

 

A musical program was given in the church here, on Thursday evening, by a number of people from Hespeler, whose names appear below.  The house was filled to capacity, even the aisles and standing room being taken up. 

 

Following is the program:  Opening hymn by the congregation ─ “There’s a Land That is Fairer Than Day”, a piano duet ─ Mrs. R. and Miss Mary Logan, solo ─ Mrs. Bleich, Quartette ─ “Sweet and Low” ─ Mrs. Bleich, Miss Baker, Mr. Mead, Mr. Midgley, solo ─ “Over the Billowy Sea” ─ Mr. Mead, piano solo ─ Miss Mary Logan, solo ─ “Calling Me Home to You” ─ Miss Baker, duet ─ “In the Garden of My Heart” ─ Mrs. Bleich, Mr. Midgley, Quartette ─ “the Church in the Wildwood”, piano duet ─ Mrs. And Miss Logan, duet ─ “The Elfin Call” ─ Mrs. Bleich, Mr. Midgley, solo ─ “Just a Cottage Small” ─ Mr. Midgley,  solo ─ “Tally Ho” ─ Mrs. Bleich, duet ─ “What of the night” ─ Mr. Midgley and Mr. Mead, solo ─ “Rose in the Bud” ─ Miss Baker, solo ─ “The Floral Dance” ─ Mr. Mead, Quartette ─ “All Through the Night”.

 

The program was all that could be expected and each number was heartily encored, and the people of Glen Christie can promise them a full house if they ever have the pleasure of having them back again.

 

Mrs. Waumsley, of Hespeler, is spending a few days with Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

The farmers in this vicinity have been taking advantage of the sleighing by hauling wood to the lime kilns; quite a quantity has come in.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

February 16th 1927.

 

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Erhardt, on Friday last.  A number of people from Guelph and vicinity, together with their neighbours, were present.  Games and dancing were the order of the evening, until the early hours.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Locket gave a party to a number of their friends on Monday night.  A large number were present and a really enjoyable evening was spent.

 

The No. 12 Euchre Club met at the home of Walter Holms on Monday evening.  A number of friends were present from Hespeler.

 

Mr. Whitcombe, a McMaster student, from Toronto, had charge of the service here, on Sunday last.  A fairly large congregation was present.  The Sabbath School beat all previous records, there being seventy-three present.

 

Mrs. Gordon Cutting is spending some time with her parents, in Hespeler.

 

A number of the villagers received valentines on Monday, but the one that perhaps was most valued, was the one that Mrs. Gordon Cutting presented to her husband, which was a son.

 

Messrs. George McConnell and Irvin Lisso took a day at rabbit hunting, on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 1st 1927.

 

No. 12 Euchre Club met at Wm. Tabbert’s on Friday evening, a large number being present, and an enjoyable evening was spent.

 

Reverend Mr. Merner, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday.  A fairly large congregation was present, considering the state of the roads after Saturday’s storm.

 

Mrs. Chas. Gibson is in Toronto, attending the funeral of Mr. Neustead, who died in Toronto on Friday last.  Interment is in Elora on Monday.

 

Mrs. Chas. Gibson and Mrs. E. Gordier spent a couple of days with Mrs. John Brethaur, of Puslinch Township, last week.

 

Miss Rosanna Cober is ill with tonsillitis the last few days.  Dr. Oaks, of Preston, is in attendance.

 

The snow and windstorm on Saturday made about the worst blockade of the roads that we have had during the whole winter.

 

The large boiler for the diamond drill on the Neubauer farm arrived on Thursday last on two trucks, but did not go very far into the swamp before it overturned, and is now resting comfortably on a soft bed.

 

Geo. Overholt, who was injured some time ago by a fall on the ice, is around on duty again.

 

A meeting in connection with the annual school fair was held in No. 11 Schoolhouse on Thursday last.  Nothing definite was arrived at.

 

Miss McQutos spent over Sunday with friends in Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Ewert and son, Ivan, spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bolton, of Waterloo Road.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

March 7th 1927.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club met at John Grieve’s on Tuesday evening.  Quite a number of orders were taken for seeds and fencing.

 

Johnnie Young celebrated his birthday by giving a number of his young friends a party on Tuesday evening.

 

 E. Gordier made a business trip to Guelph on Tuesday.

 

Russell Gordier returned on Tuesday from attending the funeral of the late Mr. Neustead, at Elora.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, made a business call at the plant on Wednesday.

 

A number of friends and neighbours gathered at the home Mr. and Mrs. Wm Baltons, Waterloo Road, on Thursday evening.  A very enjoyable evening was spent in games and music, after which, dainty refreshments were served by the ladies.

 

Mr Kidd of the Bates value bag company paid an official visit to the plant here on Thursday last.

 

Alfred Crane had a very successful sale at his farm, Waterloo Road, on Thursday last.  A large crowd was present and good prices were realized.

 

Miss Ruby Grant gave a party to her friends on Friday evening; a very enjoyable evening was spent.

 

Lavil and Gravanui Arpa were in Guelph on business on Friday.

 

Mr. Herman, of the Bates value bag company, of Walkerville, was overhauling the lime packers at the plant here during the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 10th 1927.

 

Reverend Mr. Grotke, Lutheran minister of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last, a fairly large congregation being present.  There was also over fifty at the Sabbath School.  Dr. Schofield, of Guelph, has been engaged for next Sunday.

 

Robt. McConnell, of Puslinch, is spending a few days with his son, Stewart McConnell.

 

The ice passed quietly out of the Speed River some time on Monday night without causing any flood.

 

Mrs. Gordon Cutting has returned to her home here after spending some time with her parents in Hespeler.

 

A number of neighbours gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Erhardt on Tuesday evening to spend a social time with Wm. Beaufeldt, who is leaving in the near future for Minnesota, to join his brother, Herman, who is engaged in the farming business.  During the evening, he was presented with a club bag and a well worded address.  Although taken by surprise, he thanked the donors with a few well chosen words.  The balance of the evening was spent in games and dancing.  Refreshments were served by the ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

March 17th 1927.

 

Miss Ruby Grant has assumed the responsibility of housekeeper for her father.

 

Reverend Mr. Ingram, of the Anglican Church, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  Owing to the bad condition of the road, the congregation was not as large as usual.

 

Robt. McConnell returned to his home in Puslinch after spending a few days with his son, Stewart McConnell.

 

   Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cutting attended the funeral of his cousin, in Hamilton, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lockett, of Galt, spent Sunday with their son, George, returning home in the evening.

 

Owing to the bad state of the roads, the bus service between Guelph and Galt has been discontinued for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bowman attended the funeral of their cousin, Nelson Cutting, of Hamilton, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gordier spent over Sunday with friends in Toronto.

 

The Speed River went on a rampage here on Monday, after the heavy rain of Saturday and Sunday, overflowing its banks and carrying all sorts of rubbish and driftwood with it.

 

Fred Bagg has a number of teams hauling crushed stone on the roads, which are very springy and soft in some places.

 

 

 

 

 

At Glen Christie

March 21st 1927.

 

Friends and neighbours, to the number of fifty-five, sat down to a sumptuous repast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm, on Thursday evening, it being the last meeting of the No. 12 Euchre Club.  The weather was ideal and a very enjoyable evening was spent.

 

John Pelinskey has gone to Puslinch for a few days to do some repair work on the lime kiln.

 

The rain on Friday night and the warm weather following has caused the grass to take on a very green appearance.

 

Miss Hazel Gordier and Olive Lockett are spending the weekend with the latter’s parents in Galt.

 

Mr. Barthwick reports the spring as a very poor one for sugar making, only getting about one quarter of the amount that he got last year from the same number of trees.

 

Walter Holm had the misfortune to lose a valuable horse last week, from pneumonia.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gordier spent Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggert.

 

Drilling operations are expected to start on the Neubauer farm in the early part of the week.

 

 

 

 

 

News from Glen Christie

(from the Galt Evening Reporter newspaper for June 2nd 1927.)

 

Fire at Lime Kilns

 

Fire at the Christie Lime Kiln on Friday evening did damage of between $1500 and $2000 to the storing shed.  Just how the fire originated is not known, but it is thought that the kilns had been fired heavily and a spark caught in the upper part of the roof.  The night watchman had been attending the pumps, and on his return noticed the roof on fire.  He gave the alarm.  Hespeler brigade responded to the call and with the help of the employees at the plant, succeeded in getting the fire under control.  The structure will be rebuilt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News at Glen Christie

June 6th 1927.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gibson entertained a number of friends and neighbours at their home on Wednesday evening last, when a really enjoyable evening was spent.

 

Robert Grant Senior, of Brantford, spent the weekend with his daughter, Mrs. Norman Pressey.

 

 The debris caused by the fire of last Friday has all been cleared away, and the erection of new sheds is now underway.  The new structure will be of steel and concrete.

 

One of the most successful picnics in the history of Glen Christie was held on Saturday afternoon at Victoria Park, Kitchener.  Despite the wet morning, and also the thunderstorm about noon, the children congregated at the church, and there remained until the weatherman decided finally in their favour.  Thirteen auto-loads started from the church, while several of the belated ones came along later.  Although the roads were slippery, the trip was made without a mishap, and the singing of the small children was heard above the splash of the mud.

 

On arrival at the park, every swing and slide, and all the other places of amusement were taken possession of.  The races were both amusing and interesting, and the prizes were much valued by the recipients.  The fat men’s race was won by Robert McConnell Senior, while Albert Bowman carried off the honours in the skeleton race.  One hundred and twenty-three sat down to a bountiful supper, and the amount of provisions spoke volumes for the ladies who had charge.  Not until 8 p.m. were the young people induced to cease softball playing and start on the return trip.

 

Reverend Mr. Waldon, of Zion, had charge of the service here on Sunday.  After the Sabbath School, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Superintendent ─ Mr. A. Habermehl, Treasurer ─ Mr. W. Cober, Sunday School Secretary ─ Russell Gordier, Pianist ─ Miss Hilda Bagg, Pianist for Sabbath School ─ Miss Annie Gibson.  The receipts for the present year were slightly less than last year.  The expenditures were also less, which left a fairly good balance on hand.

 

John Pelinskey has returned after spending some time in Kelso, repairing kilns.

 

 

 

 

 

At Glen Christie

June 29th 1927.

 

A number from here attended the decoration services at Hespeler Cemetery on Sunday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brethaur spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mr. Fred Westerson, of Galt, renewed acquaintances here on Sunday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Lautie, of Preston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Reverend Mr. Merner, of the United Church, Hespeler, had charge of the services here on Sunday last.  Owing to the decoration service in  Hespeler, there were not as many in attendance as usual.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier attended the farewell service at Chalmers Church, Guelph, on Sunday evening.

 

Mr. Wm. Douglas, of Guelph, has been doing some repair work at the plant during the last few days.

 

Mr. John Hinds, who has been ill for the last week or two, is sufficiently recovered to be able to be out, but will not be able to work for a few days yet.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Locket and family spent Sunday with friends in Puslinch.

 

Mr. John Eggert has returned home after spending a pleasant week with friends in Rochester, New York.

 

Mr. Robt. McConnell Senior spent Sunday with friends in Puslinch.

 

Young people, to the number of twenty, spent a pleasant evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cober, on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

Promotion Results for School Section No. 12, Puslinch.

July 4th 1927.

 

The following are the promotions in S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, in order of merit:

 

Junior IV to Senior IV:

Harry Salt (Sault), Hazel Gordier, Viola Talbert.

Senior III to Junior IV:

Victor Harding, Rosanna Young.

Junior III to Senior III:

Nettie Miller, Olive Ehrhardt.

Senior II to Junior III:

Frank Lynch, Stuart Cutting, John Young, Albert Currie.

Class I to Junior II:

Helen McCarron, Phyllis McCarron, Richard Bailey, John Cober.

Primer A to Class I:

Dorothy Bailey, Leona Broman, James Eggert, Willie Talbert, Clarence Arndt, Cecil Lockett.

Primer B to Primer A:

Rena Guzzo, Marion Eggert, John Arpa, Robert McCarron, Angus Murray, Sytska Brandema, Kenneth Bailey, Margaret Lynch, Melvin Cutting.

Primer B:

Henry Pressey.

Teacher:

Duncan Ewart.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

July 7th 1927.

 

A number of people from here attended the celebration in Galt on the holiday and enjoyed the day’s outing.

 

Mr. Nathaniel Wilfong was in charge of the service here on Sunday last.  Reverend Mr. Ackland, of Hespeler, will preach on Sunday next.

 

Mrs. John Hinds is quite ill at present, at her mother’s home in Guelph.

 

Mr. Ray Rife recently spent a few days with his brother, Mr. Ward Rife.

 

A number of Glen Christie friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Main tendered them a surprise party at their new home in St. George, on Tuesday evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Main are former residents of this place, and an enjoyable evening was spent.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Rife, of Rochester, N.Y., spent the holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Ward Rife, returning home on Tuesday evening.  Miss Macie Rife, of Rochester, is spending a couple of weeks with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Rife.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Grupp and Mr. and Mrs. Dahms, of Milverton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grieve, of Buffalo, N.Y., spent the holiday with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.

 

A number from here attended the band concert at the Lake on Sunday.

 

The cool wave on Sunday was a great relief from the scorching heat of Friday and Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hallman, of Tavistock, spent the holiday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.

 

The rain on Wednesday morning was a very welcome visitor to the farmers, notwithstanding the fact that they had some hay out.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 11th 1927.

 

Mr. Pinder, of Waterloo, near Mosboro, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  Over fifty were in attendance at the Sabbath School.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Smith Evans, on Sunday last.

 

D. M. Henderson and family are holidaying at the coast in B.C. during this month.

 

Willis Cober is still confined to his bed though somewhat improved at present writing.

 

The McGregor McIntyre Company, of Toronto, has finished the erection of the steel work, and the A. Sweet Co., of Toronto, is now enclosing the structure with metal siding.

 

Russell Gordier has been on the sick list during the last few days.

 

A number of local fans took in the baseball game in Guelph on Monday evening.

 

George McConnell is laid up with a sprained ankle.

 

Mrs. Ward Rife is spending a few weeks holidaying in Muskoka .

 

C. C. Henderson, of Acton, paid an official visit at the plant here on Tuesday.

 

Mr. Robertson, of the Elora White Lime Company, paid a short visit at the plant here on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

At Glen Christie

August 29th 1927.

 

The Misses Hazel Gordier, Ethel Locket, and Ethel Brethauer Junior are spending a week in Hamilton, with the former’s sister, Mrs. Wm. Miers, of Dundurn Street.

 

Geo. McConnell is back at work again, after being laid up for some time with a sprained ankle.

 

Wellington Cutting is laid up the last few days with a severe lime burn.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober has returned home after spending some time with her mother and sister, Mrs. Johnston, at Toronto.

 

A number of local sports took in the ball game in Guelph on Wednesday.

 

Ward Rife is on the sick list with an attack of lumbago.

 

Misses Alma and Hazel McConnell, of Hamilton, are spending a couple of weeks with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McConnell.

 

 Reverend Mr. Hasford, of Oakville, had charge of the service here on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Ward Rife has returned after spending some time with friends in Muskoka.

 

The hum of the threshing machine is again heard in this district, which reminds one of the approach of fall.

 

Mrs. Wm. Currie and Mrs. James Service, of St. Catharines, are spending a holiday with Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cutting and Sam Melvin are spending a few days with friends in Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

September 13th 1927.

 

W. P. Gamble and E. Gordier took in the Toronto Exhibition on Wednesday last.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober is spending a few days with relatives in Toronto.

 

A. Habermehl and Henry Gibson left on Tuesday for Alberta. Mr. Habermehl having received word from his son of a bumper crop and prospects of good weather for taking care of it.

 

A great deal of excitement was created here about noon on Wednesday when fire consumed the barn and its contents on the adjoining farm, occupied by a Mr. Simonds.  The farm has been idle the last season and the barn was practically idle.  The cause of the fire is unknown.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier and Mrs. Waumsley spent a few days at Toronto Exhibition.

 

Miss Alma and Miss Hazel McConnell, of Hamilton, have returned home after spending a couple of weeks with their uncles, Messrs. Stewart and George McConnell.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

September 19th 1927.

 

A meeting of the directors of No. 11 and No. 12 School Sections was held at John Little’s on Thursday evening, when a number of judges were appointed and other business transacted in connection with the fair, which is to be held at the Lake School on Wednesday September 21st.

 

The Salvation Army ensign, of Hespeler, made a fairly successful canvass of this place recently in aid of their annual thanksgiving.

 

Messrs. D. M. and C. C. Henderson made a business call at the plant on Friday.

 

Miss McIntosh, of the office staff, is taking a couple of weeks of vacation.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McConnell spent a couple of days at the Western Fair, London, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

January 9th 1928.

 

Miss Lillian Cutting has returned home after spending a week with friends in Puslinch.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grieve and son, Emerson, of Buffalo, New York, spent over the New Year with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve, returning to Buffalo on Tuesday morning.

 

Miss Hazel Gordier and Ethel Lockett have returned after spending a week in Hamilton.

 

Robt. McConnell spent the New Year holiday with his son, Stewart McConnell.

 

A number of the Salvation Army, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

The Puslinch Lake Farmers’ Club held a very successful social evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holm on Thursday evening when about 150 guests sat down to a sauerkraut and wieners supper.  After a short business meeting, the following program took place: “The Maple Leaf” ─ by all present, address by the President ─ Walter Holm, duet ─ Messrs. Hartwick and Arno, of Hespeler, violin selection ─ Mr. Heath, of Guelph, address ─ Mr. Stager, duet ─ Misses Tabbert, address ─ Alton Goudie, of Preston, Quartette ─ Miss Hazel Gordier, Roseanna Cober, J. Connell, and E. Gordier, recitation ─ Donald Bartels, violin and mouth organ duet ─ Master and Miss Dickieson and with accompanist ─ Mrs. Louis Evans, address ─ Wm. Cober, violin selection ─ Miss Dickieson and Mr. Gilchrist, address ─ W. J. Little, instrumental ─ Miss S. Neubauer, “God Save the King”.

 

The weather was ideal for the occasion and everyone present seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.

 

W. J. Telford, of Mosboro, is loading a car of turnips here, the price is 15 cents.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

January 25th 1928.

 

Mrs. Ira Sherk, a missionary home on furlough from Africa, had charge of the service here on Sunday last, and gave a very interesting talk on the habits of the natives of that country.

 

John Pelinsky had the misfortune to cut his hand badly on Monday last while butchering for Stewart McConnell.

 

Reverend Mr. Summers, of the Baptist Church, Hespeler, will preach in the church here on Sunday next.

 

A traveller, representing the Dodge Manufacturing Company, of Toronto, made a business call at the plant here on Wednesday.

 

Butchering seems to be the order of the day, three taking place here the first of the week.

 

Miss Lillian Cutting has taken a position in Guelph after spending a few days at home.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

February 16th 1928.

 

One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at the Ukrainian Church on Tuesday February 12th, when Miss Julia Horodecsuy, lately out from Ukrania, became the bride of Michael Stosiewick, of Glen Christie.  The bride looked charming in a gown of white satin and carried a bouquet of tulips, chrysanthemums, sweet peas, and ferns.  The groom was assisted by Russell Gordier and John Krupnik.  The bridesmaids were Miss Michalina Towelko and Miss Christina Sychawska, both of Kitchener, each carrying a beautiful bouquet.  The train bearers were Rita Stadwick, of Kitchener, and Enos Arpa, of Glen Christie.  After the ceremony, the guests repaired to Mr. Mayer’s studio, Waterloo, where the entire assembly were photographed.

 

Nine auto loads accompanied them to Kitchener, and a large number of Kitchener people joined them at the church.  The officiating clergyman was Reverend F. S. A. Hedourks, D.D., of Kitchener and Brantford.  Upon their return, the guests, to the number of over eighty, were given a sumptuous supper.  The large number of valuable presents is a token of the high esteem in which the young couple is held.  They are now taking up their residence here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

March 2nd 1928.

 

The church service was taken by Oscar Stager on Sunday last.  He was accompanied by a quartette from the United Church, in Hespeler, Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Bleich, Miss Baker, and Mr. Midgley, who sang very acceptably.  The Sabbath School was also well attended.

 

Mr. Homer Grimm, of Preston, shipped two cars of turnips from here last week.  The price paid was 22 cents.

 

The Salvation Army officers of Hespeler conducted a prayer meeting at Alvin Arndt’s, on Tuesday evening.

 

Reverend and Mrs. Ackland, of Hespeler, spent Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

The wood haulers are making good use of the bit of snow during the last few days.  A large quantity of wood has come in.

 

Geo. Scroggie and Leslie Hanna, of Guelph, spent Wednesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, made a business call at the plant on Thursday.

 

Homer Grimm, of Preston, is loading another car of turnips, the price is 25 cents per bushel.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

March 22nd 1928.

 

Mrs. E. Gordier and daughter, Hazel, have returned after spending the weekend with the former’s sister, in Toronto.

 

Mrs. Louie Arpa, who has been seriously ill during the last week, is now on the way toward recovery.

 

Miss Marguerete Erhardt has returned home from the General Hospital, Guelph, where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.

 

George Lockett has removed from the lime kiln and taken up his residence on Waterloo Avenue, Guelph.

 

Miss Helen Erhardt is seriously ill at her home.  Two doctors are in attendance.

 

Mrs. Albert Bowman is able to be up and around after a few days’ illness.

 

Reverend Mr. Walden, of Zion Church, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

The ice on the Speed is gradually giving away owing to the bright sun and mild winds.  A few jams have formed near the lime kilns.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

April 5th 1928.

 

Reverend Mr. Merner, of the United Church, Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  A fairly large congregation was present, considering the state of the roads.

 

Miss Helen Erhardt underwent a serious operation in the Guelph hospital on Tuesday, and from last reports is getting along fairly well.

 

The Waterloo Road from here to Hespeler is in very bad condition.  Cars are continually getting mired in the mud.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cober is in Toronto, attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Bruels.

 

Robert McConnell, of Puslinch, is spending a few days with his son, Stewart McConnell.

 

A number of the neighbours and the Salvation Army of Hespeler held a prayer and song service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier on Tuesday evening.

 

Alex Beattie has resumed work again after being off for some time, through getting a piece of steel in his arm.

 

D. M. Henderson, of Galt, made a business call at the plant here on Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

May 8th 1928.

 

The inclement weather on Saturday prevented a number of the baseball fans from attending the opening game in Kitchener.

 

A number from here attended the auction sale at Haney’s garage, on Saturday.

 

Reverend Mr. Merner, of the United Church, had charge of the service here on Sunday.  Mr. Arthur and Miss Bertha Amacher, of Hespeler, contributed two selections, on the piano and ukulele, which were a real treat.  Next Sunday, being Mother’s Day, Gordon Searle, a student from Toronto University, will have charge of the service here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tout, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.  Mr. Tout has purchased the house and plot of ground on the Fourth Concession from Mr. John Eggert.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cutting, of Montreal, left for Hamilton on Monday afternoon.

 

Mr. Overholt is preparing to build an addition to his store, which he will use as a residence.  He already has a quantity of material on the ground.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McConnell and Robert McConnell spent Sunday with friends in Puslinch.

 

 

 

 

 

Lime Kiln Worker Uses Dynamite to End Life

May 17th 1928.

 

Twelve hours after he had apparently committed suicide, the partial remains of William Schmidt, 57, in charge of dynamiting operations at the lime kiln at Glen Christie, were found yesterday in a bush, at some distance, by a search party.  Schmidt left his boarding house about two o’ clock in the morning.

 

Indications were that he had employed a novel method of taking his own life.  He evidently had charged a tree stump with dynamite , sat astride the stump, and discharged the explosive.

 

Schmidt was boarding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve, across the road from the lime plant.  He had in his possession the keys of the dynamite house.  Shortly after one o’ clock in the morning, members of the family heard him rise from bed, and later leave the house.  They did not, however, attach importance to this circumstance, as he frequently visited the plant during the night, to see that everything was all right.

 

About 2:30 o’ clock, the members of the household were awakened by a terrific explosion.  In the morning, Schmidt’s absence was noted, and as he could not be found anywhere in the neighbourhood of the plant, a search party led by E. Gordier, manager of the kiln, set out to look for him.

 

They scoured the nearby bush, and eventually found the blasted stump, the head of the man that they were seeking, beside it.  His legs and arms were located within twenty feet of the stump.  His trunk was apparently destroyed by the terrific force of the blast.  No traces could be found of a watch and a sum of money that he was thought to have been carrying.

 

Provincial Constable H. G. Walker was notified and he has opened an investigation into the circumstances.

 

The man, who had been employed at the lime kiln for eight years, was highly thought of by management, and was regarded as an excellent workman.  He was unmarried.  Schmidt was born near Milverton, coming to Glen Christie from there.  He had not been feeling well for two days prior to the tragedy, but on Tuesday evening had an excellent supper, and reported improvement in his condition.

 

He is survived by four brothers, Henry, James, and Charles, of Milverton, and George, of Stratford, and one sister, Mrs. J. Gatcke, of Milverton.

 

An inquest has been called by Coroner, Dr. T. H. Orton, for 8 o’ clock on Monday evening, in the lime plant at Glen Christie.  The following is the jury, empanelled yesterday: Messrs. Alex Beattie, foreman, A. Neubauer, John Eggert, Howard Strycker, John Strycker, Fred Bagg, and Alfred Ellis.

 

 

 

 

 

Find Wm. Schmidt Lost Life While Walking in his Sleep

May 22nd 1928.

 

First impressions that William Schmidt, foreman blaster at the Glen Christie lime kiln, who was found blown to pieces on Wednesday last, had committed suicide, were dispelled at the inquest, held in a house in the village, last night, when evidence was brought out that strongly indicated that his death was accidental.  The jury brought in a verdict that stated that he had died “from an explosion of dynamite, in his own hands, accidentally, while he was suffering from the after effects of alcohol.

 

The revelation that the man was a somnambulist came from Mrs. Mary Cormack, who knew Schmidt well.  The jury was recalled for her evidence, and this, added to an explanation of the action of various types of dynamite, by E. E. Gordier, superintendent of the plant, proved to their satisfaction that, while walking in his sleep, he had tripped over the roots of a stump, and the explosive, which he was carrying, had discharged.  Several witnesses declared that the deceased occasionally drank.

 

Mr. John Grieves, with whom Schmidt resided, was the first witness called.  He stated that the deceased had lived at his house for seven years.  He was in his 57th year, and worked as a stone blaster for the Christie Henderson Lime Company.  For two or three days previous to the tragedy, he had not felt well and had laid off work.  He went to a Preston doctor and on his return, went to bed.  He spent all day Monday and Tuesday in bed, stating that the doctor had told him that he had inflammation of the lungs.  He was in his room when the witness went to bed on Tuesday, and at the supper table, had said that he felt better.

 

“He said that he was through with the kiln”, declared Mr. Grieves, “but I don’t know what he meant by that.  He had given no notice of a job awaiting him anywhere.”

 

The witness was awakened at about 1:30 o’ clock, and stayed awake.  He heard “Bill” come downstairs as the clock struck half past the hour, and put on a cap and overalls to go out.  Grieves thought that Schmidt would return to the house in a few minutes and lay awake listening for him.  He did not return, however, and about 2:30 o’ clock, Grieves, who had dozed off again, heard a terrific explosion.  Thinking that it was somebody shooting, he paid no attention to it, never connecting Schmidt’s absence to the blast.  While he was not a drinking man, he would take an occasional drink or two.

 

In the morning, when Schmidt did not return, Mrs. Grieves phoned the neighbours, none of whom had seen anything of him.  Towards noon, a search was made, and the body found.  The dead man had never made any suggestion of contemplating suicide, but was, according to the witness “a first-class fellow”.  The night before he was found, Schmidt had stated that he ahd a job in Montreal, and had bought a ticket.

 

George Overholt, who keeps the general store at Glen Christie, stated that he saw Schmidt early last week.  In the course of a general conversation at the store, the deceased had said, “I’m fed up with the job.  I’m going to quit.”  On being asked for his reasons, he had responded with the statement that “People were talking too much.”  “He had seemed quite upset”, the witness declared.  He had given no particulars of the “talking” to which he referred.

 

E. E. Gordier, Superintendent of the plant, testified that Schmidt had done the blasting and the drilling at the plant for about ten years.  He had the key to the magazine in which the explosives were kept, and was free to come and go.

 

“He was a good workman, one of the best handlers of dynamite that I ever had,” declared Mr. Gordier.  The Superintendent knew that Schmidt was not feeling well, and had seen him, casually, on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the tragedy.  When he did not turn up for work on Monday or Tuesday, Mr. Gordier made little inquiry, as the man was accustomed to absenting himself for a day or two.  He had known him to drink a little.

 

The Superintendent had heard the explosion, but made no move to investigate until daylight, when he examined the magazine, which he found in the same condition as he had left it on the prevous night.  He was satisfied now, however, that dynamite and detonators, which are kept in a separate building, were removed.  The explosive could not have been placed under the stump, or there would not have been any stump left, the witness emphasized.

 

Schmidt had never mentioned leaving to Mr. Gordier.  He had said that people were talking about him, but that was usual when he had a drink or two.  He was a very cheerful man, never doing anything out of the ordinary, and one who never groused or complained.

 

Schmidt had visited the home of Mrs. Julia Maiers, of Preston, the fourth witness called, on Monday May 14th.  He complained of a headache, and said that he was unable to remember things.  The witness gave him something to eat, which Schmidt ate under pressure.  He was not well, Mrs. Maiers thought.

 

Andrew Grieves, Preston undertaker, had seen Schmidt on Sunday, when he had attended a funeral in Preston.  There was nothing unusual about him.  He seemed in rather good spirits.

 

 Leonard Gordier, son of the Superintendent, who lived at the same house as Schmidt, had talked to the deceased at supper time on Tuesday.  He did not hear the explosion.  He had heard the dead man say that he was “through with the pit” and was going to Montreal.  He did take an odd drink, Gordier said, but certainly wasn’t drunk at supper time.

 

Mr. E. E. Gordier, the Superintendent, asked if he might explain to the Coroner and the jury, the action of different types of dynamite.  “The two kinds used were the forty and sixty percent,” he said.  The latter was the most powerful and the most frequently used at the plant.  Mr. Gordier thought that Schmidt must have taken that, as it was the handiest in the building.  When a blast of the “sixty” is discharged, it goes up and down, and does not spread, as would a low powered explosive.  From the condition in which the body was found, Mr. Gordier was certain that he was bending directly over it.  The caps used were double strength, and would go off very easily.  His body would have been mutilated just as it was if he fallen over the stump and the detonator discharged the dynamite.

 

In his address to the jury, Coroner T. H. Orton, stated that it was strange that such a man as Schmidt was said to be should take a sudden suicidal notion.  He had not seemed despondent.  Sleep walking was possible.  His actions would be purely mechanical, and if he tripped over the stump while carrying the dynamite, the results which had occurred, would follow.

 

When the jury had been out for a few minutes, they were recalled to hear evidence from Mrs. Mary Cormack, who stated that she knew Schmidt well.  “he has been lying down, sleeping, asserted Mrs. Cormack, “and I’ve seen him get up, light the lantern, and want to go over and milk the cows.”  “He had done this on several occasions,” Mrs. Cormack declared, “and frequently would call to his men in the plant, urging them on to work.”

 

The jury returned and brought in its verdict after only about ten minutes’ absence.  The following composed the jury: Messrs. Alex Beattie, foreman, A. Neubauer, John Eggert, Howard Strycker, John Strycker, Fred Bagg, and Alfred Ellis. 

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

May 22nd 1928.

 

Gordon Serle, of Toronto, a student of McMaster University, had charge of the service here on Mother’s Day.  The choir sang “Tell Mother I’ll be There”, and Mr. Serle sang “My Mother’s Prayer”.

 

Miss Rosanna Cober has returned to her place in Guelph after a few days’ sickness at home.

 

D. M. Henderson is away on a business trip to the West and expects to be away two weeks.

 

Messrs. Barren and Graham, of Toronto, are operating the steam-shovel here.

 

Miss Myrtle Arndt was elected Sunday School secretary to replace Russell Gordier, who has taken a position in Guelph.

 

The showery, warm weather of the last few days is working wonders on the hay and spring crops.

 

Mr. Overholt is building a very cosy residence at the back of his store.

 

The inquest into the death of the late Mr. Schmidt was held at the home of Mr. Arpo, at the lime plant on Monday.  After a number of witnesses were examined, the jury brought in the following verdict, that the late Mr. Schmidt came to his death by a dynamite explosion in his own hands, accidentally, while suffering from the effects of alcohol.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

June 15th 1928.

 

Reverend Mr. Frye, of the Mennonite Church, Hespeler, had charge of the services here on Sunday last.  A fair congregation was present.

 

Mose Fagginer has been on the sick list during the last few days.

 

Preparations are being made for the annual Sunday School picnic, which is to take place about the 22nd inst.

 

Reverend K. J. McDonald, of Galt, will have charge of the service here on Sunday next, June 17th.

 

The warm weather of the last few days is causing rapid growth.

 

The new building at the store here is going on rapidly.  Mr. Gingrich, of Hespeler, has the contract.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

July 24th 1928.

 

Reverend Mr. Pifer, of Breslau, had charge of the service here on Sunday last, with a fairly good attendance.

 

The rains of the past week have made it very difficult for the farmers to harvest the hay crop.  Clover, especially, is very sappy and hard to cure.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Kay and Mr. and Mrs. John Neubauer and daughter, Marguerite, of Iowa, are spending a couple of weeks with the latter’s brother and sisters.

 

A check valve is being put on the drill pipe on the well being drilled on Mr. Neubauer’s farm, to take care of a sudden rush of oil or gas.  Drilling operations are now going on.

 

Death on Sunday evening came to little Helen Erhardt, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Erhardt, after months of intense suffering, which she bore very patiently.  Interment will take place in Hespeler Cemetery on Tuesday at 2 o’ clock.

 

A number of neighbourhood sports took in the ball game in Guelph on Saturday last.

 

John Groh, of Clearview, will have charge of the service here next Sunday.

 

Miss Rosanna Cober, is spending a couple of weeks’ holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cober.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

August 4th 1928.

 

John Groh, of Clearview, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

Misses Hazel and Alma McConnell, of Hamilton, spent the weekend with their uncle, Stewart McConnell.

 

The carpenters have about completed the work on Mr. Overholt’s residence, which adds greatly to its appearance.

 

John Pelinsky is back to work again after a couple of days’ sickness.

 

The garden party at Fred Bagg’s on Tuesday evening was fairly well attended; a good program was given.

 

Wheat cutting is the order of the day around here, some hay having to stand until the wheat is cut.

 

D. M. Henderson and E. Gordier made a business trip to Toronto on Wednesday last.

 

Miss Hazel Gordier is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. John Brethaur, at Ariss.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 21st 1928.

 

 

Alfred Hunt and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Law, of Burlington, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mrs. Wm. Miers and daughters, Isabelle and Norma, are spending a few days with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Nathaniel Wilfong had charge of the service here on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cutting spent Sunday with friends in Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bowman spent Sunday with friends in Wellesley.

 

Sports, to the number of twelve, attended the baseball game in Guelph on Saturday and say that they got real value for their money.

 

Misses Alma and Hazel McConnell have returned to their home in Hamilton after spending a week with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McConnell.

 

A number of farmers in this vicinity have threshed and report a good yield and a good heavy sample of grain.

 

Miss Mary Currie, of Buffalo, N.Y., is spending a few days with her uncle, Stewart McConnell.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Taut, of Toronto, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.

 

Emerson Grieve, of Buffalo, N.Y., is spending the holidays with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve.

 

A number of young men of this vicinity left by C.P.R. on Monday evening on the western harvester excursion.

 

John Young is spending the weekend with friends in and around Durham.

 

Frank Lisso, of Ayr, spent a few days with his sister, Mrs. John Wilfong, of Coles Mill.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brethaur, of Ariss, spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

August 28th 1928.

 

Oscar Stager, of Clearview, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  A fairly large congregation was in attendance.

 

Eleven girls, of the Willing Workers of the Baptist Church, Hespeler, took part in the singing at the Sabbath School here on Sunday.  They were as follows Geraldine Buck, Nettie Waumsley, Catherine Denahue, Ilene Carroll, Catherine Carroll, Hazel Gordier, Hazel Heighton, Marguerite Heighton, Jessie Waumsley, Hilda Hatfield, and Jean Scott.  The attendance was 52, slightly more than the average.

 

A special Thanksgiving service will be conducted here on September 9th, the second Sunday in September.  Special music is being arranged for, by outside talent.

 

Local baseball fans were jubilant over the Guelph victory on Saturday last and a number are booked for next Saturday’s game.

 

Miss Ethel Brethaur spent a week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Mrs. William Miers, of Dundurn Street, Hamilton, and children, returned home on Tuesday last , after spending a few days with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Ward Rife is confined to the house with an attack of lumbago.

 

John Young has resumed work again after a week spent with friends around Durham.

 

George McConnell, who was on the sick list for a few days, has resumed work.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

September 12th 1928.

 

Miss A. McIntosh left on Saturday on a two-week holiday.

 

Reverend H. L. Merner, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, fruits, and vegetables, it being the annual Thanksgiving service.  E. Grieve, of Hespeler, sang a solo.  Mrs. Clarence Habermehl, of Hespeler, and her mother, Mrs. Waumsley, sang a duet.

 

Robert Grant Junior, of Bridgeburg, renewed acquaintances here on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Grieve, Harold and Grace, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, and attended service at Glen Christie in the afternoon.

 

Robert Grant Senior and sons, Robert and John, were Sunday visitors here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Auerhalt spent Sunday with friends in Hespeler.

 

Reverend Mr. Fischer, of the Lutheran Church, Hespeler, accompanied by some members of his choir, will have charge of the service here next Sunday.

 

D. M. Henderson made a business call here on Monday.

 

The extreme dry weather is making it hard for the farmers to prepare the fall wheat ground for seeding.

 

Stewart McConnell is on the sick list the last few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Cober, of Hespeler, spent Tuesday afternoon with their son, Wellington Cober.

 

Miss Lillian Cutting has taken a position in Guelph.

 

The heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon was very welcome among the farmers, both for the plowing and the root crop.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

December 19th 1928.

 

Reverend Mr. Hall, of Kitchener, had charge of the service here on Sunday last; a fairly large congregation was in attendance.  The election of officers for 1929 took place on Sunday last.  Mr. Overholt was elected Superintendent, Mrs. Cutting, pianist for the church, and Miss Marjorie Habermehl, for the Sunday School.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt.

 

The new seats have been installed in the church here, which adds greatly to its appearance.

 

Miss A. McIntosh is confined to the house for a few days with a severe cold.

 

Preparations are being made for an entertainment for the children on Thursday evening in the church here.  A good program is being prepared.

 

The mild wet weather of the past week caused a lot of sickness.

 

The Speed River is very high for this time of year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

December 27th 1928.

 

Reverend Mr. Frey, of the Mennonite Church, Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.

 

The annual Sunday School entertainment was held in the church here on Thursday evening, December 20th.  A splendid program was given by both local and outside talent, after which, Santa Claus came in and distributed a number of presents, together with candies and oranges, which were much enjoyed by the kiddies.

 

Quite a number in this vicinity are having a trial at the flu.  Some cases are pretty bad.  Mrs. Leonard Gordier is seriously ill with the flu.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Grieve and son, Emerson, of Buffalo, N.Y., Messrs. Harry, William, and Albert Gillo, also of Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Carson, of Preston, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier partook of a turkey supper with Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve on Sunday evening last.  Mr. Carson accompanied his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Grieve, to Buffalo.

 

Miss Violet Eggert is confined to the house with flu.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wilfong have returned after spending the holiday with their daughter, Mrs. Walter Cales, at Woodstock.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grieve had Christmas supper with Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier.

 

Miss Sophia Neubauer is leaving on an extended visit with her brothers in Iowa.

 

Mr. Overholt has treated himself to a new radio.

 

Miss Rosanna Cober is again on the sick list the last few days.

 

Captain Ritchie of the Salvation Army will have charge of the service here next Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

April 5th 1929

 

Reverend Mr. Stillman, of Guelph, had charge of the service here on Sunday last; a fairly large congregation was present.

 

The Waterloo Road, which has been in very bad condition, is settling down, but there are still some soft spots.

 

Th Baptist choir from Hespeler sang very acceptably at the service here on Sunday last.  Miss Woolam contributed a solo entitled “Alone”.

 

Miss Hazel Gordier has arrived home after undergoing an operation for appendicitis in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph.

 

Mrs. John Grieve is improving after a fall and severe injury to her arm and collar bone.

 

Jas. Finnigan has secured a position in Galt and removed to the latter place on Monday last.  John Pelevskey has moved into the house lately occupied by Mr. Finnigan.

 

Mrs. M. Green, of Guelph, visited Hazel Gordier on Thursday.

 

The Young People’s Euchre Club partook of a sumptuous supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eggert, on Thursday evening.  After supper, a social time was enjoyed.

 

Fishing seems to be the order of the day, the river bank being lined at times.

 

The road between here and Hespeler is still in very bad condition.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

June 3rd 1929.

 

The extreme heat of the last few days caused a wonderful growth.  The meadows are exceptionally good.

 

Mrs. Wellington Cutting is able to be out again after a few days’ illness.

 

Reverend Mr. Imrie, of Kitchener, had charge of the service here all day Sunday last.  He was accompanied by a male quartette.  Their singing was very much appreciated.

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Fingian (possibly Finnigan) spent Wednesday evening with their daughter, Mrs. Leonard Leahy, who has been indisposed the last few days.

 

Mr. Mowat, C.N.R. engineer, made a business call at the plant here, on Thursday.  He surveyed a new siding for the unloading of coal near the kilns.

 

Hazel Gordier has returned after spending a few days with her sister, near Ariss.

 

 

 

 

 

School Report

School Section No. 12, Puslinch.

July 3rd 1929.

 

 The following promotions are in order of merit.

 

To Senior IV:

Olive Ehrhardt (honours), Frank Lynch, Helen Arndt.

To Junior IV:

Helen McCarron (honours), Phyllis McCarron.

To Junior III:

Clarence Arndt (honours), Millie Talbert, Leona Bowman, Leonard Bowman, John Cober.

To Junior II:

Sytske Brandsma (honours), Robert McCarron, John Arpa, Reno Gusso.

To Junior I:

Margaret Lynch (honours). Qualified for II standing.

To Primer A:

Emos Arpa, Joe Box, Jos. Pyluta, Mildred Bowman, Jean Eggert, Dorothy Colin, Dennis Bowman.

Teacher:

Duncan Ewart.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

July 16th 1929.

 

Mrs. Mike Stozzowick has been ill the last few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Cutting and family enjoyed a picnic on Saturday afternoon.

 

Reverend Mr. Stillman, of Guelph, had charge of the service here on Sunday, and administered baptism.

 

Some of the local baseball fans were somewhat disappointed on Saturday on account of not seeing the ball game at Galt finished.

 

Mr. Ed Bailey, who has taken a position with the Canada Gypsum and Alabastine Company, at Milton, spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mrs. Stewart McConnell is on the road to recovery after a few weeks’ sickness.

 

Mr. Robt. McConnell Senior celebrated the twelfth of July in Hamilton, where he had a good time.

 

Misses Alma and Hazel McConnell, of Hamilton, have been waiting on their aunt, Mrs. Stewart McConnell, during her illness.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

August 28th 1929.

 

Mr. Oscar Stager, of Hespeler, had charge of the service here on Sunday last.  Owing to so many people holidaying, a small congregation was present.

 

Alex McConnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. George McConnell, underwent an operation for appendicitis, in Galt Hospital, on Sunday last, and is getting along very well.

 

Miss Hazel Gordier is spending her holidays in Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gordier, of Detroit, left for their home on Monday, after a couple of weeks spent among friends here.

 

Mr. Ferucio Gaccomazzi, and family, an old employee of this place, moved to Guelph on Tuesday, where he has secured a position.

 

Miss A. McIntosh has resumed her duties at the office here after a two weeks’ holiday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier leave on Thursday for a two weeks’ vacation.

 

Mr. Thos. Brausma, who underwent a very serious operation for appendicitis, is now on the road to recovery.

 

Mrs. Stewart McConnell is recuperating with her parents, in Dumfries.

 

Mr. Wellington Cutting has moved into the house lately vacated by Ed Bailey.  John Stoddart and family, from Scotland, are occupying the house vacated by Mr. Cutting.

 

Mrs. Annie Adams, sister of Mr. George Overholt, her husband, and their son, Elmer, and their four children, of Flint, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Overholt for a few days, and purpose going to Niagara Falls before returning home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rife, son and daughter, of Rochester, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, of New Jersey, are visiting the former’s brother, Mr. Ward Rife.

 

 

 

 

 

News of Glen Christie

September 25th 1929.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gordier, of Alviston, have returned home after spending a week with their son, J. L. Gordier, and Mrs. Gordier, of Kelso, and also a week with friends and acquaintances here.  Mrs. David Swartz, of Alviston, is spending a week with her brother, Mr. E. Gordier, and family.

 

The heavy frosts of the last few nights have put an end to the growth of the late potatoes.  Owing to the extreme dry weather, the potato crop is not more than 50% of last year’s crop.  The heavy frost has hurried the silo filling.  The hum of the machine is now heard both early and late.

 

Work has, at last, begun on the Waterloo Road.  Culverts are being put in and the hills cut down, in preparation for paving.

 

Miss Lillian Cutting left this morning for New York City to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Stoddart E. Gordier.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 18th 1929.

 

Friends and neighbours, to the number of fifty, gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Gordier, on Thursday evening, on the eve of their departure for their new home, in Galt.  E. Gordier was presented with a beautiful arm chair, and Mrs. Gordier, with a rocker.  The following address was read:

 

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gordier:

 

We, your friends, associates, and neighbours, having an intimation of your removal from our midst into a new field of labour, feel that we cannot let you go without invading your home to spend a farewell evening with you.  We feel that your genial and upright manner has won a warm place in our hearts during your sojourn among us.  Our acquaintance has grown into a friendship that will never be forgotten, and to show our appreciation of your worth, we ask you to accept these gifts, hoping that as you look upon them in the future, they will remind you of the many pleasant evenings that we have spent together in this locality.  We trust that you may have time to enjoy them, and wishing you success in your new field of labour, and at the same time extending to you a hearty invitation to visit our homes whenever an opportune time presents itself. 

 

Signed on behalf of your friends, associates and neighbours,

Mrs. John Grieve, C. M. Bartels, Sophia Neubauer, and Walter Holm.

 

After a couple of hours were spent, dainty refreshments were served by the ladies.

 

George McConnell has moved to a house on the Guelph-Hamilton Highway, near Morristown.

 

E. Gordier has taken a position in Galt.

 

Stewart McConnell will move to Galt in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

News from Glen Christie

February 27th 1930.

 

Quarry is Flooded

 

Flood waters of the Speed River, having backed into the quarry of the Gypsum Lime and Alabastine Canada Limited, at Glen Christie, caused considerable damage to pumps and motors as they completely covered the structure housing these.  More than 40 feet of water filled the quarry and pumping operations were commenced early on Monday with extra gangs of men working night and day so that operations may be started at the plant as soon as possible.  The water there was the highest on record.  It will be at least a week before rock can be taken from the quarry.

 

 

 

 

 

School Section No. 12

June 30th 1931.

 

June promotions for School Section No. 12, Puslinch:

 

Senior III to Junior IV:

Clarence Arndt (hon), Wm. Tabbert, Jack Dickieson.

Junior III to Senior III:

Sytske Brandsma (hon), Robert McCarron, Antonio Pytulo, Angus Murray, Margaret Lynch, Jack Arpa.

Senior II to Junior III:

Clarence Lisso, James Eggert.

Junior II to Senior II:

Inez Arpa, Irene Holm, Marian Eggert, Joe Box.

Senior I to Junior II:

Keith Dickieson.

Junior I to Senior I:

John McCarron, Joe Pytulo.

Senior Primer:

Mary McCarron, Jean Eggert, Audrey Arndt.

Junior Primer:

Jean Trento, Helen Totty.

Teacher:

Dan Davidson.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie News

November 17th 1931.

 

The farmers in this vicinity have been favoured with excellent weather this fall; the root crop has given a good yield and is about all harvested.  Fall plowing is about finished.

 

 Mrs. A. McKechnie, of Georgetown, visited Mr. and Mrs. George Overholt, of Glen Christie, one day last week.  They are old friends, having known each other for over forty years.

 

Mr. Neil McDougall, who has been the engineer at the Gypsum, Lime, and Alabastine Company’s plant for a number of years, returned to his home in Teeswater, last Saturday.

 

Mr. John Smyk left on Wednesday for Toronto, intending later to return to his home in Poland.

 

Mr. Len Adams and wife, of Detroit, formerly of Flint, Michigan, were the guests of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt, last Wednesday.  They were on an auto touring trip through Canada, via Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Cleveland, and thence to Detroit.

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Crops at Glen Christie Looking Well

June 8th 1932.

 

The crops in this vicinity are looking fine and present prospects point to an abundant harvest.  The recent heavy rains have given the ground a good soaking, and with bright, warm, sunshiny weather there should be rapid growth.

 

Mr. Geo. Overholt, whose home is in Winnipeg, has secured a position in Toronto.  He spent the weekend with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt, of Glen Christie.

 

Mrs. Victoria and her two children, who formerly resided here, but are now living in Guelph, visited friends here for a few hours on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Helps Crops at Glen Christie

June 21st 1932.

 

Early Sunday morning, this neighbourhood was visited by a heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and very sharp lightning.  No damage was done, the heavy downpour doing much good to all the crops, as rain was badly needed.  It also laid the dust on the unpaved highway, which was a great blessing to those residing near the road.

 

Accidents have been narrowly averted when the dust clouds have completely obliterated drivers’ vision.  People in this district are all patiently waiting for the road to be paved, which will eliminate this dust nuisance.

 

Mr. Clarence Arndt has secured a position for the summer with Mr. M. L. Burton.

 

Mr. Robert Gibson, teller in the Dominion Bank, at Chatham, visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt, for a week.

 

Miss Margaret Clynic, of Woodstock, spent a week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Overholt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gusso and family, of Guelph, visited friends here on Sunday.

 

Mr. Tony Medell, an employee of the Gypsum, Lime, and Alabastine Company, spent the weekend with friends in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Presentation

December 8th 1932.

 

An event of unusual interest took place in the local office of the Gypsum, Lime, and Alabastine plant, when the employees gathered to bid farewell to their former superintendent, Mr. M. M. Miller, who, having severed his connection with this company, left on Friday for his home in Toledo, Ohio.

 

As evidence of the esteem in which he was held by the employees, he was presented with a solid walnut occasional chair by them, and the following address was read:

 

Dear Mr. Miller:

 

We regret very much that you are separating your connection with this company, and that we shall be deprived in the future of your unfailing courtesy, fair dealing, and interest in our welfare.  We but trust that the future will hold nothing but rich prospects, health, and happiness in store for you, and that you and your family may find congenial surroundings.

 

As a slight token of our high regard, and as a remembrance of our pleasant relations, we would ask you to accept this chair, with the best wishes of the employees of the Hespeler plant of the Gypsum, Lime, and Alabastine Company of Canada, Limited.

 

The presentation was made by John Visinti, while the address was read by Tony Mendell.

 

Mr. Miller, in a few well chosen words, thanked the men for the chair, and for their co-operation in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Sunday School Had Good Year

January 25th 1933.

 

The annual meeting of the Glen Christie Union Sunday School was held on January 15th, after a very successful year.  The following officers were appointed: Sunday School Superintendent – A. Habermeil, Treasurer – Miss Alice Elliott, Secretary – Miss Jean Bagg, Assistant Secretary – Miss Grace Munday, Pianist – Miss Aileen Brown, Assistant Pianist – Miss Catherine Elliott, Bible Class Teacher – Mr. G. Overholt, Primary Class – Miss Margery Habermeil,  and Caretaker – Mrs. A. Arndt.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Overholt Mark Golden Jubilee

Well-known Glen Christie Residents are Widely Felicitated

January 5th 1935.

 

Hespeler ─ Mr. and Mrs. George Overholt of Glen Christie, Ontario, celebrated their golden wedding here on New Year’s night at the home of their daughter, Mrs. William Ekins.  Many old friends and acquaintances were present and the evening passed with songs, games, and congratulatory speeches. 

 

Reverend T. E. Summers, pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle, spoke in a happy and appropriate manner.  Solos were rendered by Mr. Robert G. Gibson, Mr. Vincent Thiele, of Kitchener, and his sister, Doretta. 

 

Following the program refreshments were served, and a delicious wedding cake, made by the bride of fifty years ago, was cut.  Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. William Thiele and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Habel, of Kitchener, and Mr. and Mrs. McLeod, of Preston.

 

Mr. Overholt was born in Norfolk County in 1860.  Mrs. Overholt, who before her marriage was Melissa Mellick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Obed Mellick, was born in Huron County, near Grand Bend, in 1860.  They were married on December 31st 1884 by Reverend E. B. Russell.

 

They lived for a short while on a farm in Huron County, later moving to the town of Wiarton, where they lived for twenty years, going from there to Collingwood, Meaford, and then to Hespeler.  In 1922 (date unclear), they bought the general store at Glen Christie, where they have since lived. 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Overholt are Baptists, and for over forty-five years, Mr. Overholt has been actively engaged in church and Sunday School work.  He is a staunch Liberal, and a reader of the Globe newspaper for more than forty years.  He is also an ardent temperance worker.  While residing in Meaford, Mr. Overholt was a member of the Town Council and President of the Citizens’ Temperance League.  Mr. and Mrs. Overholt are both active and enjoying good health.

 

  Mr. and Mrs. Overholt had four children, those surviving being Mrs. William Ekins, of Hespeler, and Mrs. Dalton Wert, of Maxville.  Their five grandchildren are Miss Dora Ekins, Kenneth Ekins, of St. Mary’s, Horace and Douglas George, at home, and Robert Gibson, of Chatham.

 

 

 

 

 

Rescuer Pulls Drowning Child from Speed River Near Plant

June 7th 1935.

 

Three-year-old Louis Frasson Has Close Call at Glen Christie

 

John Arpa, Aged Sixteen, Comes to Aid of Helpless Child

 

Three-year-old Louis Frasson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Frasson, of Glen Christie, was saved from drowning early last evening by prompt rescue measures taken by sixteen-year-old John Arpa.

 

The little boy, who was playing with another lad on the bank of the Speed River, near the plant of the Gypsum, Lime, and Alabastine Company of Canada, Limited, waded into the river.  The other boy had started into the river and the smaller boy followed suit and at once found himself out of his depth.  While the water at that point is only about three feet deep, it was much too deep for the little boy, and he was helpless.

 

Just in time, the rescuer arrived on the scene, and he wasted no time in jumping in to pull out the drowning child.  The water that he had swallowed left the youngster somewhat sick, but he was revived and taken to his home, where today he was little worse for his narrow escape from death.

 

John Arpa is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Arpa.  The families of both boys involved live in Glen Christie, and their fathers are employees of the lime company there.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

July 19th 1938.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Arbuckle and Evelyn and Elwin J. Arbuckle and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill and Miss Jean Shaeffer were visitors in Mount Forest on Sunday.

 

Miss Pearl Reeve, of Toronto, spent the past week with her aunt, Mrs. Archie Bagg.

 

Miss Jean Shaeffer, of Salem, is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Newstead, of Galt, spent an enjoyable weekend and fishing trip at Mountain Lake.

 

A quiet wedding was solemnized on Sunday evening when Christina, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Downes was united in marriage with Albert Peel, of Paris.  They spent their honeymoon in Elora.

 

Charles Reeve and Elwood, Eletha, and Barbara Reeve, of Detroit, are visitors at his sisters’, Mrs. Howard Strycker and Mrs. Archie Bagg.

 

Mrs. Earl Frank, of Guelph, spent the past week at the home of her father, Alfred Bagg.

 

Fred Bagg and Miss Hilda Bagg attended the Orangemen’s parade in Stratford, on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

July 27th 1938.

 

Mrs. J. Olesen, Ronald and Helen, have returned from a two weeks’ trip to Sudbury.

 

Mrs. J. A. Deakin, of Fort William, has been visiting her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Weir.  Mrs. C. Rannie (spelling uncertain), who has been visiting her daughter for a month, is going to Fort William with Mrs. J. A. Deakin when she returns on August 1st.

 

All the spare help in the way of women and children, around Glen Christie, are picking berries at Mr. Braun’s.

 

Mr. Johnny Arpa returned yesterday from a trip to Muskoka and as far north as North Bay.

 

Mrs. Kavelle and children are visiting at her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Armour.

 

Miss June Clayton is staying for the remainder of the summer with her aunt Mrs. H. P. Weir.

 

Miss Jean Elliott was home from Elora for the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

July 28th 1938.

 

John Foss and Miss Ruth Bagg were visitors in Elora on Sunday.

 

Mrs. William Olson and children have returned from visiting in Sudbury and northern parts.

 

Mrs. Leslie Hartford and her sons, Donald and Robert, were visitors at the home of Miss Ruth Bagg, on Thursday.

 

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Glen Christie Church at 3 p.m. on Saturday, when Jean Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Alfred Bagg and the late Mrs. Bagg, became the bride of Albert Frederick, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krueger, of Clearview.  Reverend Foster, of the Hespeler United Church, officiated.

 

The bride wore a lovely dress of white triple crêpe over satin, with white accessories, and carried a bouquet of baby’s breath and sweet peas.  Her attendant, Miss Mary Pinder, of Mosboro, wore pink crêpe, with white accessories, and carried a bouquet of sweet peas.  The groom was attended by his brother, Frank Krueger.  A reception was held at the bride’s home where about twenty guests were present.  The couple left on a motor trip, and on their return, will reside in Hespeler.

 

  Arthur and William Reeve, M. Elliott, and Misses Katherine, Alice, Mary, and Eleanor Elliot attended a party in Elora on Tuesday evening, in honour of Miss Jean Elliott on her 17th birthday.

 

Rannie Weir is spending his summer vacation near Bellville.

 

Mrs. J. Stockman, of Salem, is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Merrill.

 

William Reeve, Misses Jean, Mary, and Eleanor Elliott spent Sunday at Niagara Falls.

 

Mrs. Jack Deacon, of Fort William, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Harold Weir, for the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bagg, and Mr. and Mrs. William Gilmore are on a weekend visit to Muskoka and northern parts.

 

Miss Maude Stockman, of Preston, visited her sister, Mrs. Charles Merrill, on Friday.

 

Many farmers in the district are threshing their fall crops.

 

 Miss Alice Elliott spent Tuesday at the home of Alfred Bagg.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

August 5th 1938.

 

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill on Sunday were Dick Lynch and George Anderson, of Hespeler, Miss J. Merrill, of Puslinch, and Miss Jean Shafer, of Salem.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Brown and daughter, Joyce, of the Dickie Settlement, were visitors at the home of Alfred Bagg, on Sunday.

 

Alfred and Arthur Bagg spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brock Sault, of Galt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark and family were Sunday visitors in Brantford. 

 

Miss Vera Gilmore, of Toronto, is spending a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gilmore.

 

Sunday School was held at the Glen Christie Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday with Fred Hutchings in charge.

 

Miss Aileen Shuttleworth, of Detroit, was the guest of Miss Joan Merrill, on Saturday.

 

Miss Joan Clayton, of Markham, is a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weir, for the month of August.

 

Mrs. Max Elliott and Miss Jean Elliott, of Elora, were weekend visitors at their home, here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 11th 1938.

 

Mrs. Lorne Downs and Lorraine and Patsy Downs were visitors in Elora, on Sunday.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Alfred Bagg were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Franks, of Guelph, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krueger, of Hespeler, Mr. and Mrs. Brock Sault, of Galt, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Armstrong and family, of Ayr.

 

Miss Maude Stockman, of Preston, was a visitor with Mr. Charles Merrill, this weekend.

 

Master Bobby Hartford spent Saturday at the home of Alfred Bagg.  Miss Ruth Bagg spent Wednesday afternoon at the home of Miss Alice Elliott.

 

Sunday School was held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at Glen Christie, with Fred Hutchings in charge.

 

Jack Lloyd, who is employed at the Gypsum, Lime and Alabastine Company, had the misfortune to fall while drilling at the quarry.  His condition is reported as satisfactory.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Arbuckle and family spent Sunday in Kincardine.

 

Frank Bagg, of Edgely, and Mrs. Jack Millings, of Claraville, were Sunday visitors at the home of F. Bagg.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 1st 1938.

 

Miss Joan Merrill, of Puslinch, has been visiting her mother, here, for a week.

 

Mrs. Earl Franks, of Guelph, spent Friday at the home of Mrs. Lorne Downs.

 

Keith Ironside, of Hamilton, visited at the home of Fred Bagg for the weekend.

 

Miss Lillian Ironside has returned to her home in Hamilton after spending the past month at the home of Miss Hilda Bagg.

 

Mrs. Earl Franks has returned to her home in Guelph after spending the past week with her sister, Miss Ruth Bagg.

 

John Foss, Arthur Bagg, and Ruth Bagg, and Master Bobby Hartford spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, of Dickie Settlement.

 

Alfred Bagg and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bagg were visitors in Rockwood on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Watts.

 

Miss Jean Elliott is spending a week in Detroit.

 

Mrs. George Brown and daughter, Joyce, and Miss Ruth Bagg visited L. and N. Sault, of Galt, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Chapman and daughter, Gail, of Hamilton, who have been visitors at the home of Fred Bagg, have returned to their home in Hamilton.

 

Mrs. George Brown and daughter, Joyce, of Dickie Settlement, spent Monday at the home of her father, Alfred bagg.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bagg, of Oshawa, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bagg, of Downsview, and Mrs. Frank Ramsay, of Sheron, were Sunday visitors at the home of Fred Bagg.

 

Misses Alice and Mary Elliott and Miss Ruth Bagg were visitors in Elora, on Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs Fred Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg and family, and Miss Hilda Bagg were visitors in Simcoe, this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

September 15th 1938.

 

Mrs. Martha Millings, who has been a visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bagg, has returned to her home in Claraville.

 

Jim Armour was a visitor in Toronto on Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Patmore were visitors in Baysville this week.

 

Orville Arndt was a visitor in Elora on Tuesday.

 

Miss Ruth Bagg visited at the home of Miss Alice Elliott, on Wednesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hagerty and son, John, of Salem, were weekend visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill.

 

Mrs. William Plant was a visitor in Galt, on Tuesday.

 

Melvin Becker was a Sunday visitor at the home of Max Elliott.

 

Sunday School Service was held at Glen Christie at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, with Fred Hutchings in charge.  After the service, the Sunday School presented Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves, whose marriage took place last week, with a silver cream and sugar set.

 

Mrs. Charles Merrill, Miss Ruth Bagg, and Mrs. Albert Krueger, of Hespeler, visited with Miss Joan Merrill, of Puslinch, on Tuesday.

 

Fred Bagg, who has been a visitor in Toronto for the past week, has returned to his home here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 29th 1938.

 

Miss Maude Stockman, of Preston, was a Sunday visitor at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Merrill.

 

John Foss and Miss Ruth Bagg were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Franks, of Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krueger were visitors in Guelph on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeve.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Arnwin were visitors in Guelph on Saturday.

 

Mrs. Charles Merrill was a visitor in Elora yesterday, owing to the illness of her brother, Norman Hagerty.

 

Miss Ruth Bagg visited at the home of Miss Alice Elliott on Tuesday.

 

Sunday School was held at Glen Christie on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with Fred Hutchings in charge.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

November 20th 1939.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Armour entertained a number of their neighbours and friends on Thursday evening to celebrate their wedding anniversary.  Their daughter, Mrs. J. Kavelle, was here from Toronto.

 

On Thursday evening, Mrs. W. P. Gamble, of Guelph, Mr. Hamilton, Campaign Manager of the Red Cross, of Guelph, Mrs. Allen, President of the Red Cross, and Mr. Barbaro, President of the Sons of Italy, were guest speakers at a meeting held here to organize a branch of the Red Cross.  The officers appointed are President ─ Mrs. Cecil Patmore, Vice-President ─ Mrs. M. Elliott, Secretary ─ Mrs. William Armour, and Treasurer ─ Mr. Luigi Arpa.  Others on the executive are Mr. Walter Holm, Mr. Howard Strycker, Mr. carl Ellis, Mrs. Archie Bagg, and Mrs. H. Weir.

 

Mrs. John Foss, who underwent an operation for appendicitis in Galt hospital, is doing well.

 

Mrs. Abe Krueger is in the General Hospital, in Guelph.  All wish her a speedy recovery.

 

Mr. Jack Lisso is home from the West, having visited his brother, Mr. A Lisso, and family.

 

Miss Jean Elliott was home from Galt for the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

December 4th 1939.

 

The first general meeting of the local Red Cross Society was held here on Friday evening, with a good attendance.  A report was given on donations received for the Red Cross Society.  The total collected was $177.50, and the promise of $50.00 more, later.  Collectors were Mr. Walter Holm, Mrs. Bartells, Mr. C. Ellis, Mr. H. Strycker, Miss Hilda Bagg, Mrs. H. Strycker, Mr. L. Arpa, and Mr. P. Scapinello.

 

Moving pictures were shown by Mrs. W. P. Gamble, of the Royal visit to Guelph and Toronto, and also of Bermuda, England, Scotland, Switzerland, and Hungary, which were much enjoyed by all.

 

Music was provided by John Arpa, John Morell, and Orlando Bertello.

 

Mr. Lorne Downs, who has been in St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Guelph, for the past two weeks, is getting along nicely.  All hope that he will soon be home.

 

Pte. Joe Geogan was here on leave from London this week, visiting his father D. Geogan.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Branch Active in Red Cross Work,

Sends Shipment

June 10th 1940.

 

The Glen Christie branch has been busy in Red Cross work and this week a shipment was made to headquarters.  In response to the appeal for blankets for wounded and refugees in France, the group forwarded 16 woollen blankets in the shipment, which also included 20 pairs of socks and three sweaters.

 

On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. J. Foss entertained at a euchre at which $6.35 was realized for the Red Cross funds.  An enjoyable time was spent in cards, the prizes going to Mrs. Main, Mrs. Weir, and Mrs. Hickey.  The ladies enjoyed a social time and the hostess served a dainty lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 19th 1940.

 

The Glen Christie Sunday School held its annual picnic in Riverside Park, in Guelph, on Saturday.  An enjoyable time was spent in races, games, and contests.  A picnic supper was served.

 

Miss Lillian Ironside has returned to her home in Hamilton, having spent the past two weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bagg.

 

Miss Margaret Strycker is vacationing at Wasaga Beach.

 

Fred Bagg’s condition is still regarded as quite serious.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 4th 1940.

 

District farmers anticipate a corn shortage due to the corn borer.  The borer is unusually bad this year, farmers report.  They blame the extensive rainfall during the summer.  The blight was particularly noticeable in early corn.

 

Mrs. R. J. Snetsinger, Mrs. Richard Herod, and Mr. Bruce Herod, of Hamilton, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Braun.

 

Mr. W. M. Elliott and Eleanor attended the Toronto Exhibition one day last week.

 

Miss Florence Elliott has returned to her duties as teacher at S.S. No. 16.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey was a recent visitor at her home in Aberfoyle.

 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Mollison and Doreen and Mr. and Mrs. L. Braun took a trip through the Niagara Peninsula last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Armour visited the Toronto Exhibition last week.

 

Mr. Fred Bagg is still in the hospital and his condition is reported as being much the same.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 27th 1940.

 

Many local farmers are already digging their potato crop.  This is quite unusual at this time, as potatoes usually are left in the ground until after the corn has been harvested, but due to wet weather and the blight, which has attacked the majority of the potato fields around here, they are finding it necessary to lift them in order to keep them from rotting in the ground.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Armour have received a cable from their son, Jim, who is stationed “somewhere in England”, stating that he has been removed to hospital, having sustained leg injuries while on active service there.

 

Private Bert Peel, who is stationed at Stratford with the H.L.I., spent Sunday at his home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker and Mr. D. Veaver motored to Palmerston on Sunday to spend the day with relatives.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Hicks, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

Mrs. Bracey has returned to Hamilton after spending a few days at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey.

 

Mr. J. Milligan, of Cannington, has been the guest of Mr. Carl Ellis over the weekend.

 

Private Gordon Patmore spent Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Patmore.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey spent the weekend at her home in Aberfoyle.

 

Miss Margaret Long, Miss Helen MacDonald, and Mr. Bob Carruthers, all of Georgetown, spent Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 4th 1940.

 

Many local residents gathered along the highway yesterday to see the troops pass through from Camp Borden.  They are making a tour of Western Ontario.

 

Mrs. George Wilson spent a few days in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie News

Red Cross Society Stages Fine Play

October 21st 1940.

 

The Glen Christie branch of the Red Cross presented an interesting and successful play on Friday evening entitled “Her Son’s Sweetheart”.  There was an excellent attendance, the proceeds being given to the Red Cross.  The play was under the supervision of Mrs. Brown.  The characters included Mrs. Brown ─ as leading lady, Mrs. Olesen, Eleanor Elliott, Marion Strycker, Olive Brown, and Enes (possibly Inez) Arpa.

 

They also presented a program of instrumental and vocal numbers, including a drill by a group of little girls dressed as Red Cross nurses.  These included Jean Brown, Lorraine Downes, Mary Ann McGrath, Rheta Arndt, Joyce Arndt, and Mary Scapinello.

 

A dialogue, “The Two Gossipers”, by Jean Brown and Evelyn Lisso, was enjoyed.  Mr. Walter Holm acted as chairman throughout the evening.

 

There were a number of vocal and musical selections and addresses.  The following took part in this part of the program: P. Gamble, of Guelph, John Arpa, Crawford Clay, of Guelph, Clarence Lisso, Evelyn Lisso, and Mary Elliott.  The orchestra also rendered several selections during the program.  The following are the members of the orchestra: John Molnar, John Arpa, Orlando and Gino Bertello.

 

 

 

 

 

Program Given at Glen Christie for Red Cross Society

October 21st 1940.

 

A large crowd enjoyed a patriotic program on Friday night at Glen Christie, presented by “The Willing Workers” group, assisted by the Y.P.S. (Young People’s Society) of Glen Christie, in aid of the Red Cross.  The proceeds were very satisfactory, amounting to approximately thirty dollars.

 

The program was as follows: a drill entitled “There’ll Always be an England” ─ Jean Brown, Lorraine Downes, Mary Ann McGrath, Rheta Arndt, Joyce Arndt, and Mary Scapinello, an address ─ Mrs. W. P. Gamble, vocal solo by John Arpa, a dialogue ─ “The Two Gossipers” ─ Jean Brown, Evelyn Lisso, vocal solo by Crawford Clay, music by the orchestra ─ John Arpa, Orlando and Gino Bertollo, and John Molnar, a play entitled “Her Son’s Sweetheart”, a vocal solo ─ “By the Silvery Moonlight Trail ─ Clarence Lisso, piano solo ─ “Officers of the Day” ─ Evelyn Lisso, vocal solo ─ Crawford Clay, piano solo ─ “Carry on Canada” ─ Mary Elliott.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

October 28th 1940.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross Society members are now busy filling their allotted quotas of refugee garments.  The Glen Christie quota has been set at sixty-five garments by headquarters.  This work is to be complete by December 1st, for shipment.  Included in this group are skirts, windbreakers, dressing-gowns, socks, and many other articles.  The Red Cross members met on Thursday afternoon in Glen Christie Sunday School and had a good turnout of volunteers.

 

Private Matchen and Private Quinn, of Stratford, called on Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Patmore this week.

 

Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Braun motored to Paris last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Ellis, of Clifford, spent Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mr. Alvin Gingrich, and Jack, and Miss Marion Clemens, of Hespeler, and Miss Bertha Beatty attended the ploughing match in St. Thomas, last week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

November 4th 1940.

 

A delightful time was enjoyed on Wednesday afternoon when the ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross met at the home of Mrs. Gordon Cutting to participate in an afternoon of euchre.  Mrs. William Armour was the winner of the first prize and Miss Bertha Beatty the consolation prize winner.  A silver collection was taken, the proceeds to go to the Red Cross.  A dainty lunch was then served by the hostess.

 

The regular meeting of the Glen Christie Red Cross was held on Thursday afternoon in the Glen Christie Sunday School.  There was a fine turnout of volunteer workers, and they completed quite a number of refugee garments.

 

Mr. Charlton Phelps, of Thorold, spent several days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

Miss Jean Elliott, of Galt, spent Thursday at her home here.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

November 28th 1940.

 

Word has been received here by Mr. and Mrs. William Armour that their son, Private James Armour, received serious injuries while serving with the R.C.O.C., as a transport driver in England.  He received fractures of both legs, an arm, ribs, and nose.

 

Mr. Jim Wilson and son, Clair, of Milton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.  Mrs. Long, of Georgetown, spent the weekend at the same home.

 

Miss Helen Braun, of Wainfleet, is spending several days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Christopher and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mollison, of Guelph, and Mr. and Mrs. Walker Ellis and daughter, Connie, of Clyde, called on Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun, Miss Helen Braun, and Mrs. Harry Mollison and Doreen motored to Caistor Centre on Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bush.

 

Mrs. Fred Bagg spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bagg, of Galt.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

December 18th 1940.

 

Roads in this district are in a very icy and dangerous condition, making travel very precarious.

 

The pupils of S. S. (School Section) No. 12 are planning to present their annual Christmas concert on Friday December 20th.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Wilson and family and Miss McKenzie, of Milton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

Gerald Shannon, R.C.A., of St. Thomas, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeve and daughter, Diane, of Guelph, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.

 

Mrs. Long, of Georgetown, spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

December 24th 1940.

 

A beautifully decorated Christmas tree and jolly Santa Claus himself gladdened the hearts of the pupils of S.S. No. 12 on Friday evening, when they presented a splendid Christmas program for the parents and others of the community.

 

Walter Holm acted as Chairman throughout the evening.  Little Joyce Arndt welcomed everyone with a recitation entitled “Greetings”.  A song “Christmas Dollies” was sung by a group of girls, followed by a song by the boys, entitled “When We Are Men”.  A delightful piano solo was then enjoyed, given by Marie Galbraith.  A humorous dialogue was then presented, entitled “Waiting for the Doctor”, followed by a recitation by Allan Galbraith, called “Envy”, and then one by Lloyd Clark, called “That Old Fashioned Lizzie of Mine”.  A pretty “Star Drill” was given by the older girls.  An instrumental duet was enjoyed, given by Clarence and Evelyn Lisso.  An “Indian Drill”, by the boys, was followed by a “War Tableau”, by the entire school, music by Clarence Lisso, followed by “Song of the Engine”, by the little boys, a recitation by Kenneth Barnhart, and a dialogue, entitled “Getting Even With Sister’s Beau”.  The program was then brought to a close by a lovely number, called “Christmas Pageant”, by the entire school, which included a number of Christmas hymns, and “God Save the King”.

 

The came the most prominent guest of the evening, Santa, who distributed gifts from the great pile beneath the tree, to every child, along with bags of candy and oranges, to bring the evening to a close.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

December 28th 1940.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson and Harold, and Mrs. Wallace spent the Christmas holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Long, of Georgetown.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty spent Christmas at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Stollery, of St. Thomas.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Tuesday in Hamilton and Winona.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg and children spent Wednesday with Mrs. Bagg’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reeve, of Guelph.  Mr. and Mrs. Reeve were observing the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage on Christmas Day, also.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey and Frank spent Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey, of Guelph.

 

Holiday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gingrich and children, Nancy and Jack, of Hespeler, Misses Ella and Laurene, of Kitchener, and John Connell.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison and Doreen spent Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Frank Mollison, of Guelph.

 

Mrs. James McIntosh is spending a few days in Toronto.

 

Arthur Frank spent Christmas at his home.

 

Private Gordon Patmore, of the H.L.I. of C., is spending two weeks at his home.

 

Harold Barron is spending a few days in Georgetown.

 

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson on Thursday were Mr. and Mrs. Black, of Ayr, and Mrs. Morton, of Glenmorris.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

February 24th 1941.

 

A successful Red Cross meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Lorne Downes on Thursday afternoon, with a fair turnout of workers.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Brown on Thursday February 27th.

 

Miss Margaret Mollison, of Guelph, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

Misses Laurene and Ella Ellis spent Sunday at their home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey, of Guelph, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey.

 

Friends of Mrs. W. M. Elliott will be sorry to hear that she was removed to the Galt hospital on Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown motored to Smithville and Thorold to spend the weekend with relatives.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burton and Orval Arndt motored to Toronto on Saturday to attend the hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens.

 

The condition of Mrs. Max Elliott, who is reported to be suffering from pneumonia and is receiving treatment at the Galt hospital, was reported favourable this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 5th 1941.

 

The weekly meeting of the Red Cross was held at the home of Mrs. Brown, with a fair turnout of workers.  The members knitted and turned in finished work during the afternoon, after which, a social hour was enjoyed, and the hostess served a dainty lunch.

 

The girls of this community have been making candy and canvassing the local homes, the entire proceeds being turned in to the Red Cross.  Their efforts have been successful.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Meek, in Rockwood, on Sunday.

 

Mr. Carl Ellis was in Toronto on Wednesday, and on Thursday, he attended the Good Roads Convention.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Strycker.

 

Mrs. C. Patmore spent Thursday in Toronto.

 

Pte. Gordon Patmore, who has been quite ill with rheumatic fever, is reported to be making satisfactory progress.

 

Friends will be glad to hear that Mrs. W. M. Elliott is making satisfactory progress in the Galt Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

March 26th 1941.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross held their weekly meeting on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Wilson.  This group is busy knitting scarves, seamen’s socks, sweaters, helmets, et cetera.  A pleasant social hour was then spent, the hostess serving a dainty lunch.  The next meeting is to be held at the home of Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

A pleasant time was spent on Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Brown.  The evening was spent in playing games and contests, after which, the hostess served a delicious lunch.  A silver collection was taken, the proceeds to be given to charity.

 

Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Wallace visited Mrs. Long, of Georgetown, on Saturday.

 

Carl Ellis motored to Goderich and Kincardine, on Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace and family, of Glenmorris, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey and Miss Bertha Steffler spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. B. Bracey.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis, Carl Ellis, and Miss Bertha Beatty attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Abram Clemons, in Hespeler, on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

April 2nd 1941.

 

A delightful time was spent at the home of Mrs. Alfred Ellis on Thursday afternoon when the ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross met there.  After spending the afternoon knitting, the hostess served a dainty luncheon and a social hour was enjoyed.  The next meeting is to be held at the home of Mrs. Lisso, in the form of a bingo.

 

Mrs. J. M. Park and Mrs. Ketcheson, of Hamilton, were visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Braun, on Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson attended a play in Glen Morris on Friday evening.

 

Misses Laurine and Ella Ellis spent the weekend at their home here.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey is spending a few days at her home in Aberfoyle.

 

Mrs. J. McIntosh is spending several days in Palmerston.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun and Doreen Mollison spent Sunday in Hamilton.

 

Aircraftsman Gerald Shannon, of Brantford, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson were Jim Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Wilson, all of Milton.

 

A few pupils of No. 12 are writing their examinations so that they may be released from school to help on the farms.

 

Lorraine Downes had the misfortune to fall while at play and injure her arm.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

April 21st 1941.

 

Easter Sunday was marked by a special service at Glen Christie Sunday School with Mr. Smith as special speaker.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey has returned home after spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. D. McGarr, of Guelph.

 

Private Bert Peel of the H.L.I. of C., who is stationed at Debert Military Camp, Nova Scotia, spent a few days at his home here.

 

Mrs. Leslie Chapman and daughter, Gail, have returned to Hamilton after spending several days at the home of Mrs. Fred Bagg.

 

Harold Barron is spending the Easter holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Long, of Georgetown.

 

Miss Audrey Arndt, of Hespeler, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bromley and two children, of Toronto, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. William Olsen.

 

Miss Cleo Tonquezzo, of Guelph, spent the weekend with Miss Enis Arpo.

 

Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Monday in Hamilton.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty spent the Easter weekend at her home in St. Thomas.

 

Visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis are Mr. and Mrs. Mott, of Toronto, and Miss Nancy Gingrich, of Hespeler.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

May 5th 1941.

 

A wedding of local interest took place in Guelph on Saturday when Miss Esther Maschio, of Guelph, was united in marriage to Louis Fraresso, of Glen Christie.  Mr. and Mrs. Fraresso will make their home near Glen Christie.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Galbraith and daughter, Lois, of Toronto, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Smithville, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey, Frank Bracey, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey spent Sunday in Rockwood and vicinity, visiting friends.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Meek and small son, of Rockwood, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson are spending Tuesday in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

May 14th 1941.

 

A pleasant evening was spent at the home of Mrs. John Burton on Wednesday evening, when the community gathered to enjoy an evening of progressive euchre and bingo.  There were about 55 people present.  The prize winners were as follows: lone hands ─ James McIntosh, ladies’ high ─ Mrs. Lyle Braun, gentlemen’s high ─ Mr. A. Bagg, ladies’ consolation ─ Mrs. Lisso, men’s consolation ─ Mr. Lyle Braun.  The prizes were prettily wrapped in patriotic colours, red, white, and blue.  There was a silver collection taken, which amounted to over $16, and this is to be turned over to the Red Cross Society.  A delicious lunch was served and a social hour enjoyed for the remainder of the evening.

 

It is reported that Jack Bracey, of Guelph, who suffered serious injuries when hit on the head by a stone which was blown off a roof during a high wind, is making favourable progress.

 

Misses Laurine and Ella Ellis, of Kitchener, spent the weekend at their home here.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey is staying in Guelph for a few days.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Meek and two children, George and Stanley, of Arkell, spent Sunday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

May 21st 1941.

 

The ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross met on Thursday afternoon in the church, with a good attendance.  They are at present working on a quilt, which is almost completed, and the ladies are now making blocks at home, to be used in another quilt.  This is a very pretty pattern, as it is all appliquéd, and requires a great amount of work.  The members of this group are also doing a great deal of knitting, along with the quilting, and since this is a busy time of year, they deserve great credit for the efforts that they are putting forth to turn out such a quantity of work.  A donation of a lovely quilt was appreciated when Mrs. John Burton donated one at the euchre held in her home on Wednesday evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

June 4th 1941.

 

The weekly meeting of the Red Cross was held on Wednesday afternoon, with a good attendance. 

 

Mrs. Earl Franks and Miss May Elliott were joint hostesses at a box social held at the former’s home on Thursday evening.  Bingo and euchre were enjoyed.  The prize winners were: lone hands ─ Mrs. E. Franks, high prizes ─Mrs. Gus Lisso and Albert Krueger, low ─ Mrs. J. F. Ehrhardt and Clarence Lisso.  Following the auction of the boxes, a social hour was spent.  Some $27.00 was realized for Red Cross work.

 

Mrs. Alfred Ellis and Miss Bertha Beatty spent Saturday with Mrs. P. E. Shantz, of Preston.

 

Miss Margaret Long, of Georgetown, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

Mrs. Lyle Braun and Mrs. Harry Mollison and Doreen spent a day in Hamilton last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis and Carl Ellis spent Monday visiting relatives in Clifford.

 

Mrs. F. Mollison, of Guelph, and Miss Florence Mollison, of Rockwood, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Mollison.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

October 29th 1941.

 

At the annual meeting of the Glen Christie Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society, the following report was received.

 

October 1st 1940 to October 1st 1941, supplies shipped to Division Warehouse: 

 

Hospital supplies ─ 430 pieces, Relief ─ 12 quilts, 1 wool blanket, 10 dressing gowns (girls), 10 wool skirts, 6 wool sweaters, 25 windbreakers (boys), 2 pair mitts, 2 mats.

 

Army and air force ─ 58 pairs socks, 10 pairs two-way mitts, 9 v-neck sweaters, 1 pair wristlets, 1 pair broadcast mitts, 8 scarves, 7 alternative caps.

 

Navy ─ 18 pairs seaboot socks, 3 pairs seamen’s socks, 19 aero caps and helmets, 1 turtleneck sweater, 22 scarves.

 

 Financial Report:

Receipts, Bank balance,

 Sept. 30th 1940.

 

$96.59

 

October concert

30.00

 

Campaign and pledges

199.30

 

Garden party

80.00

 

Donations

93.72

 

Total

499.61

 

 

Expenditures: Wool purchased ─ $179.68, hospital and war relief supplies ─ $93.80, miscellaneous ─ $15.75, 50% of campaign fund to Ontario Division ─ $71.40, total ─ $360.63. Bank balance October 1st 1941 ─ $138.96.

 

Officers elected for the coming year are: Honorary President ─ Mr. W. P. Gamble, President ─ Mrs. Howard Strycker, Vice-President ─ Mrs. Archie Bagg, Treasurer ─ Mr. Louis Arpa, Secretary ─ Mrs. C. M. Patmore, Executive ─ Messrs. Carl Ellis, Howard Strycker, Walter Holm, Peter Scapinello.

Work Committee: Mrs. C. Olesen, Mrs. A. Lisso.

Entertainment Committee: Miss B. Beattie, Mrs. L. Downs, Mrs. A. Bagg.

 

The society is appealing for help from ladies living in the district who are able to knit, to help during the coming months.  Our knitting quotas are heavy, and the number of workers small.  A euchre is being held at the home of Mrs. J. Burton, near No. 17 school on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 31st 1941.

 

A few local residents had an odd experience over the weekend when a certain party line of the telephone apparently became crossed.  It happened that the telephone repair men had been working on the line, replacing some wires, and on completing the task, in some way, the lines became crossed, so that when a party wanted to talk to their neighbour, they had to dial someone else’s number to get the desired party.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Gray, of Kitchener, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilson, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Patmore and Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Downes spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Armor, of Toronto.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dagg, of Ottawa, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Sunday visitors at the same home included Cecil Ellis and family and Mrs. Elmer Martin, all of Clifford.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun motored to Smithville and Welland, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. J. M. Park and Rosewell Park, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Caistor Centre, were recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

November 17th 1941.

 

The ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society held their regular meeting in the church on Thursday afternoon.  During the afternoon, they packed boxes for shipment.  There will be a euchre on Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg, in aid of the Red Cross.  It is hoped that there will be a good turnout.

 

Rita Arndt is ill in Galt Hospital.  She underwent a mastoid operation on Sunday morning.  Her condition is reported to be improving.

 

William Ellis, of Dauphin, Manitoba, was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Carl Ellis and Harold Weir, of Guelph, motored to Cannington, on Tuesday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thompson, of Dundas, visited the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Strycker, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson attended the anniversary services at Glen Allen, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

November 26th 1941.

 

The senior boys of S.S. No. 12 sang over Kitchener radio station on Saturday afternoon.  Those who took part in the program were Ronnie Lynch, Reno Goegan, Edo Scapinello, Howard Lisso, Harold Barron, Allan Galbraith, Clark Galbraith, and Floyd Clark.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Carvell and daughter, Fay, left for Strathroy where they are to make their home.

 

Mrs. Eberth, of Hanover, has been a guest at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. C. Hickey, for the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thompson, of Dundas, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker.

 

Rita Arndt has returned to her home following an operation at the Galt Hospital.

 

J. J. Power and William Olesen attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Snetsinger in Hamilton on Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown (Braun) were in Hamilton on Friday attending the funeral of the former’s mother.

 

Recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mollison and family, of Guelph, Dr. Lloyd Mollison, of Fergus, Miss Peggy Keough, of Guelph, and Ross Park and Miss Winnie Hill, of Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis, Carl Ellis, and Miss Bertha Beatty were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Mahan, of Campbellville.  Mrs. Mahan was formerly Miss Florence Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Power and family have taken up residence in Hespeler.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey spent the weekend in Aberfoyle.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

January 2nd 1942.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson were Mrs. Charles Brooks and children, of Dundalk, Mr. and Mrs. Black and Mr. Simpson, of Ayr, Mr. and Mrs. Morton, of Glenmorris, and Pte. Wellington Wilson and Mrs. Wilson.

 

The car owned by John Strycker, which was stolen on December 22nd, has been found near Rockwood.  There was no damage done and the car has been returned.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Caistor Centre.

 

Miss Mary Elliott, of the Hamilton Normal School, is spending the Christmas holidays at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison and family spent Christmas at the home of Mrs. F. Mollison, of Guelph.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson and Harold spent Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson, of Ashgrove.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

January 23rd 1942.

 

The ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society met at the home of Mrs. G. Lisso on Wednesday afternoon, with an exceptionally large turnout of workers.  During the afternoon a quilt was completed for the Red Cross, after which, the hostess served dainty refreshments.

 

The next meeting is to be held at the home of Mrs. Olesen on Wednesday afternoon, January 23rd.

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

February 11th 1942.

 

The following is the list of articles shipped by the Glen Christie branch of the Red Cross Society during the month of January: 10 pair seaboot stockings, 20 pair seamen’s socks, 3 navy scarves, 1 aero helmet, 4 turtle-neck sweaters, 4 pair gloves, 3 pair two-way mitts, 22 pair army socks, 5 pair navy mitts, 7 alternative caps, 4 quilts.

 

Mrs. Thomas McGrath entertained the ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross on Thursday afternoon in the form of a progressive euchre.  A novel feature of the afternoon was when each lady brought a red quilt patch that contained a donation of money, the proceeds to be donated to the Russian Relief Fund.  The ladies had a guessing contest to try to determine the total amount in all of the patches.  Mrs. Archie Bagg won the guessing contest and received an attractive clothes pin bag.  Five dollars was realized for this worthy cause.  Miss Bertha Beatty and Mrs. Bert Bracey were the prize winners in euchre.  The hostess then served a dainty lunch.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Lyle Brown, in the form of a quilting, on Wednesday afternoon, February 11th.

 

Carl Ellis attended the Guernsey Breeders’ banquet in Toronto on Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Bert Peel had the misfortune to fall on the ice on Wednesday, cutting her leg quite badly.  It required several stitches to close the wound.

 

Miss Berths Beatty and Mrs. Harry Mollison spent Wednesday in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

February 26th 1942.

 

The Farm Forum met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burton on Monday evening with an attendance of 25.  Leonard Burton was the convenor for the evening when the topic under discussion was “Will the soil last?”.  Dainty refreshments were served at the close of the meeting and a social hour was enjoyed.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rudy on Monday evening, March 2nd, when the topic will be “Selling Together”.  The convenor for this meeting will be Howard Strycker.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson spent Sunday in Georgetown at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Long.

 

Mrs. J. M. Park, Mrs. W. Wilcox, Mrs. J. Flewelling, of Hamilton, and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Caistor Centre, spent Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

Carl Ellis attended the Good Roads Convention in Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

March 5th 1942.

 

The Farm Forum met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rudy on Monday evening, with a good attendance.  The convenor was Howard Strycker, and the subject under discussion was “Selling Together”.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Carl Ellis on Monday evening, March 9th.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty spent the weekend at her home in St. Thomas.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burton attended a surprise birthday party on Friday evening in honour of Mr. Harold Reeve, of Guelph.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herod, Bruce Herod, and Charlton Phelph, all of Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 27th 1942.

 

The ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society met at the home of Mrs. Lorne Downes on Wednesday afternoon.  Some work was completed during the afternoon for the Red Cross.  The hostess later served a dainty and delicious lunch, assisted by Mrs. Thomas McGrath, who poured tea.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles Merrill on Wednesday afternoon, April 1st.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey is spending a couple of days this week at her home in Aberfoyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

April 23rd 1942.

 

The following articles were shipped by the Glen Christie Red Cross Society recently: 10 pair seaboot socks, 1 pair khaki gloves, 1 pair navy mitts, 1 khaki scarf, 5 khaki sweaters ─ T-neck, 3 navy sweaters ─ T-neck, 2 khaki alternate caps, 6 quilts, 5 baby nightgowns, 2 bonnets, 3 pairs bootees, 2 dresses ─ 3-year size, 1 yellow sweater, 1 yellow cape, 1 pair yellow mitts, and 12 handkerchiefs.

 

Jerry Shannon, R.C.A.F., of Hagersville, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Sunday at Terra Cotta, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Carpenter.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty was a recent visitor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Mahon, of Campbellville.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mollison and family, of Guelph, and Mr. Riddolls, of Guelph.

 

Mrs. Bert Bracey spent a few days in Guelph at the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey, this past week.

 

Mrs. Charles Brookes, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

May 1st 1942.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeve and children, of Guelph, visited at the home of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott, on Sunday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson were Sunday visitors at Milton and Ashgrove.

 

Carl Ellis visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weir, of Guelph, on Sunday.

 

Dr. Lloyd G. Mollison, of Mount Forest, and Miss Peggy Keough, of Guelph, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

Miss Mary Elliott, of Hamilton, spent the weekend at her home here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey, of Guelph, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

May 20th 1942.

 

The regular May meeting of the M.Y. Farmers’ Club was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Mader.  Highlights of the program were a lecture on “Poultry Nutrition” by Professor Earl Snyder, of the O.A.C. faculty, and a round table discussion on “Rural Fire Protection”.  Prof. Snyder stressed the importance of eggs as a national food, and especially so in a country with a rather restricted diet, such as that of the mother country today.  Eggs, he said, were one of the four protective foods of mankind.  Quantity and quality of egg production were in direct ratio to the nutrition supplied to the hen.

 

In the discussion on rural fire protection, suggestions were advanced favouring fire fighting equipment similar to that used by fire rangers in the north, or other equipment mobile enough to be moved readily throughout country areas.  The necessity of fire drill was emphasized.  No resolutions were adopted by the meeting, but a further discussion will be held.

 

The regular meeting of the Glen Christie Red Cross will be held at the home of Mrs. Bond on Wednesday afternoon.

 

O. A. Snyder attended the quarterly meeting of the Ontario Milk Producers’ Association held in Toronto on May 14th.

 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hagey have received a cable announcing the arrival of their son, Pte. Frank Hagey, somewhere in England.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wilson and family, of Guelph, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hagey.

 

Mrs. Lloyd Nelson, Mrs. Maine Groves and son, Bobby, of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnstone, of New Westminster, B.C., were weekend guests in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

May 22nd 1942.

 

Owing to the holiday, May 25th, the joint meeting of the Maple Grove and Glen Christie Farm Forums will be held on the evening of June 1st instead of May 25th as previously planned.  The meeting will be held at No. 16 School.

 

The New Dundee Choristers, who have just concluded a season’s broadcasting, will present a program of songs and sacred music at the Howitt Memorial Church on Sunday afternoon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Vanderhoof, of Dover, New Jersey, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Clemens.

 

Mrs. Alex McPhedran, Miss Kathryn McPhedran, of Campbellville, and Miss Mary Reid, of Toronto, spent Wednesday with friends in the community.

 

Sergeant Rolfe Clemens, R.C.A.F., of Fingal, called on Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clemens.

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Red Cross Honours Member, Miss Bertha Beatty

May 23rd 1942.

 

The regular meeting of the Glen Christie branch of the Red Cross was held at the home of Mrs. Lyle Braun, with the President, Mrs. Howard Strycker, in charge.  There was a good attendance, a collection was taken, and a substantial sum was realized for the work of the Red Cross.

 

During the course of the afternoon, Miss Bertha Beatty, popular bride-elect of next month, was tendered a miscellaneous shower by fellow members of the society.  The guest of honour, escorted to an arch of ferns and lilies by little Miss Doreen Mollison, was the recipient of many beautiful and useful gifts, among them was a hand-made rug made by the ladies of the branch.

 

At the conclusion of the afternoon’s activities, the hostess, Mrs. Braun, served dainty refreshments, with the guest of honour presiding at the tea table.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

May 27th 1942.

 

A community concert sponsored by the Maple Grove Women’s Institute will be held in the Clearview School tonight.  Proceeds will be used for war work.

 

Mrs. Norman Markle has returned after an absence of over three months.  Mrs. Markle is convalescing from a hip fracture, suffered early in February.

 

Mrs. Lawrence Wilkins, of Yokohama Valley, B.C., was a recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Beaver.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Reist, Miss Mildred Reist, Robert Reist, and James Beirnes spent the holiday with friends near Owen Sound.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Reaman, of Richmond Hill, were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Bechtel and family.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty, bride-elect of next month, was the guest of honour at a charmingly arranged kitchen shower held at the home of Mrs. Lyle Braun.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

May 28th 1942.

 

On Wednesday afternoon about 20 ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society met at the home of Mrs. Lyle Braun.  The afternoon was spent in hooking a mat, knitting, and hemming handkerchiefs.  At the close of the afternoon, Miss Bertha Beatty, a popular bride-elect of next month, was seated in front of an alcove of lilacs and ferns, and was presented with a prettily decorated basket that contained many useful and lovely gifts.  Miss Beatty was also presented with a lovely hooked rug, which had been made by the members of the society.  A collection was taken, and a substantial amount realized for Red Cross work.  A buffet lunch was then served and a social hour was enjoyed.

 

Miss Margaret Long, of Georgetown, spent a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, recently.

 

Mrs. Lyle Braun and Miss Bertha Beatty spent Thursday in Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

May 29th 1942.

 

The ladies of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society met on Wednesday afternoon at the church, with the President, Mrs. Howard Strycker, in charge of the meeting.

 

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott, Misses Mary and Eleanor Elliott, and A. W. Alice Elliott were guests at the Elliott-Beatty wedding on Saturday.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty is spending this week at her home in St. Thomas.

 

Lorne Downes spent the weekend at his home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey visited in Aberfoyle on Sunday.

 

A. W. Alice Elliott, of the R.C.A.F., of Toronto, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison and children, Doreen and Elaine, visited at Caistor Centre and Winona, on Monday.

 

Corporal Roswell Park, of the R.C.A.F., of Guelph, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun, on Tuesday.

 

Miss Ella Ellis is spending this week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mrs. Cameron Thompson, of Dundas, visited at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker, on Monday.

 

Mrs. James McIntosh is visiting in Toronto at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Foster.

 

 

 

 

 

More News from Glen Christie

May 29th 1942.

 

Miss Edna Hunsperger, Reg. N., is leaving Galt, en route for England, this evening.  She was presented with a purse on behalf of the congregation, and a steamer rug on behalf of the Young People’s organization at a special service held at the Wanner Church on Wednesday night. Miss Hunsperger is travelling in the company of Miss Klassen, of Winnipeg.

 

AW.2 Alice Elliott spent several days at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.  Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott and the Misses Mary, Alice, and Eleanor Elliott were recent guests at the Elliott-Beatty wedding.

 

Miss Bertha Beatty is spending some time at her home in St. Thomas.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross Society held its regular work meeting at the church on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Pupils of S.S. No.’s 16, 19, and 20 will present a program of public school music under the direction of Mrs. Bleich, of Hespeler, at the Maple Grove School on Tuesday night, June 2nd.  Proceeds will go towards the work of the Junior Red Cross.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

June 5th 1942.

 

Music lovers of this community enjoyed a rare treat when the children’s choirs of No.’s 16, 19, and 20 school sections presented a program of public school music at the Maple Grove School on Tuesday night.  The program was under the direction of the music supervisor of the schools, Mrs. C. Bleich, of Hespeler.  Mr. Dobrindt, of Kitchener, inspector of public schools, acted as chairman of the evening.

 

Four groups of songs were sung by the combined choruses of the three schools.  Each school in turn also presented a variety of individual numbers.  These were interspersed by several songs sung by the boys’ choirs of the three schools, several duets which were much applauded, and a drill by S.S. No. 19.  Another interesting feature of the program was a playlet, “The All Canadian Team”, presented by the hosts of the evening, the Maple Grove School.

 

Mrs. Fred Stager, of Hespeler, added to the success of the program by contributing a humorous reading and two encores.  The audience showed its appreciation of the work of Mrs. Bleich and the performance of the pupils by their hearty applause throughout the program.  The proceeds of the evening were donated to the Junior Red Cross.

 

The joint meeting of the Glen Christie Farm Forum and the Maple Grove Farm Forum was held at No. 16 School, with an attendance of 20.

 

Members of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society held a work meeting at the church on Wednesday, with the president, Mrs. Howard Strycker, in charge.

 

Delegates and officers of the Maple Grove Women’s Institute who attended the district annual at New Hamburg yesterday were Mrs. Lloyd Mader, Mrs. Cecil Mader, Mrs. A. C. Sander, Mrs. Arthur Clemens, Mrs. Lloyd Beaver, Mrs. Herbert Shiry, and Mrs. John McEwen.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

June 6th 1942.

 

Morning services will be held at the Howitt Memorial Church commencing Sunday June 7th.

 

Friends and neighbours of Mr. and Mrs. John Clarke have been assisting them in the removal of debris after the double misfortune they sustained during the electrical storm of last week.

 

Miss Ella Ellis, of Kitchener, is spending some time at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alf Ellis.

 

Miss Florence Mollison and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison will be guests at the marriage of Mr. Frank Mollison and Miss Mary McGarr, on Saturday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison and family, of Hamilton, and Mr. and Mrs. M. Harrison, of Toronto, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cooper.

 

 Mrs. L. Wilkins, of Penticton, B.C., is spending some time at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Arnold Stager.

 

Mrs. Bessie Kraft and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ayres, of St. Catharines, are visiting at the home of Mrs. Oscar Dressler.

 

Recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mader were Mr. Joseph McCrae, Mr. and Mrs. John McEwen and daughter, Betty, of Drayton, and Mrs. Albert Lorsen, of Santa Monica, California.

 

Messrs. O. A. Snyder, R. W. Stratton, T. J. Gilchrist, and R. W. Hannam spent Thursday in Toronto in the interests of the local Milk Producers’ Association.

 

Mrs. Robert Brown spent a week with friends in Detroit.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Firman Wolverton, of Fairgrove, Michigan, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shiry.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

June 13th 1942.

 

A conjoint picnic will be held at the Riverbank School grounds on Monday night, June 22nd, commencing at 7:30.  It is sponsored by the Glen Christie and Maple Grove Farm Forums, the Maple Grove farmers’ Club, and the Maple Grove Women’s Institute.  A picnic supper will be the first feature of the evening, followed by a program of sports, and an address by G. H. Dobrindt, inspector of public schools.

 

Instead of the regular monthly meeting of the M.G.W.I., three regional work meetings were held.  One quilt and two layettes were completed at these meetings, with Mrs. A. C. Sander, Mrs. Lloyd Beaver, and Miss Marion Clemens acting as hostesses.  Reports of the recent district annual were also given at these meetings.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross held the regular work meeting this week.

 

Quite a few from this district attended the federation of Agriculture picnic at Woodstock on June 11th.

 

Mrs. John Burton spent Thursday with friends in Guelph.

 

J. Boyd Cressman, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Dr. E. E. Millar, of Goshen, Indiana, were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Snyder, on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

July 6th 1942.

 

About 175 people attended the annual picnic of the Alpine Literary Society, recently held at Beaver’s Flats.  The unusually large attendance was due to the fact that the event was the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the organization.  Many of the charter members were present and took part in the program.  The first president of the society, Mrs. L. G. Snyder, of Guelph, acted as chairman of the evening.  Chester Buschert, of Preston, gave “Alpine Reminiscences”, and Enan Hunsperger and Edwin Kinzie, during the course of a conversation and duet, brought to light some more of the happenings of the past.  Miss Elvina Cressman, of Breslau, gave a “Fay Inchfawn” reading.  Present members of the society contributing to the program were members of the Morning Star Quartet, Mrs. Lloyd Cressman and Miss Eunice Cressman.

 

The program concluded with the presentation of two rugs to the two newly married couples, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Cressman and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cressman, and a sing-song around the campfire.  Earlier in the evening, a program of varied sports, and a supper of pork and beans and strawberries and ice cream were enjoyed.

 

Miss Lyla Habermehl, of Stratford, is spending a week at her home, here.

 

  Little Miss Helen Olesen was successful in passing her grade 1 Conservatory of Music examinations, with honours.

 

Miss Jean Fisher, of Toronto, has been engaged to fill the vacancy at No. 16 school, caused by the resignation of Miss Florence Mollison.

 

Several members of the Waterloo County Holstein Association attended the Mount Victoria dispersal sale at Hudson Heights, Quebec.  “Montcis Rag Apple Ajax”, the animal the delegation was particularly interested in, sold for $5,200, and was purchased by a member of the Quebec senate.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

July 11th 1942.

 

Members of the service clubs, the Rotarians, the Kinsmen, and the Kiwanis, of Preston, Hespeler, and Galt, have been assisting farmers in this district with hoeing and haying operations.  The executive of these organizations, in co-operation with Mr. E. I. McLoughry, agricultural representative for the county, have also arranged for students of the aircraft and navy schools of Galt to help the farmers on Saturday afternoons.  Tools for the job and one-way transportation are provided by the clubs, with the farmers paying 30 cents an hour for the help received.

 

Gunner and Mrs. Howard Hayward have returned to Halifax after spending a two weeks’ leave with Mrs. Hayward’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coleman, of Galt, Mrs. Smith, of Pontiac, Michigan, and Mrs. Morrow, of London, spent Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Burton.

 

Recent guests of Mr and Mrs. Abram Habermehl were Mr. and Mrs. E. Habermehl and son, of Kitchener, Mr. and Mrs. William Habermehl, of Washington, and Pte. Leroy Habermehl, of Simcoe.

 

The regular Red Cross meeting was held in the work room of the church on Wednesday afternoon, in the form of a quilting.  There was a fair attendance.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Atkinson, of Richmond Hill, were recent guests of their daughter, Mrs. Leonard Burton and Mr. Burton.

 

The annual two weeks’ vacation Bible School is now in session at the Wanner Church.  This school was organized in 1933 by the late Reverend S. M. Kanagy, and has been held each consecutive year since.  It has also become the parent school of three other vacation Bible Schools in the district.  The school this year is under the direction of Mrs. Konagy, and up to present has enrolled 96 children.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

July 18th 1942.

 

Mrs. John Burton was hostess for the meeting of the Panton Auxiliary of the W.M.S. (Women’s Missionary Society) of Chalmers Church, on Wednesday afternoon.  The president, Mrs. McCorkindale, was in charge.  Reverend Gordon Searle, of Guelph, was the guest speaker and Miss Audrey Durrant favoured with several vocal solos.  There was an attendance of 24.

 

Eighty-four members and friends of the Memorial Church Sunday School enjoyed a picnic at Riverbend Camp, at Guelph, on Wednesday afternoon.  A sports program filled the major part of the afternoon, followed by boating and a delicious picnic supper.

 

Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Eaton have returned from Chatham after spending several days with their daughter, Mrs. Harold Presant.  Mrs. Presant is improving after a serious illness.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

July 29th 1942.

 

The annual Glen Christie Sunday School picnic was held this year at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Boggs.  There was a good attendance.  The afternoon was spent in games and contests, followed by a delicious picnic lunch.

 

The Glen Christie Farm Forum met at No. 16 School.  The attendance was below average due to harvesting operations.  There will be no August meeting of the Forum.

 

The Maple Grove Women’s Institute is again purchasing three cases of honey to be shipped to England.

 

An outdoor party sponsored by the Junior Farmers organization was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hagey, recently, with an attendance of about 100.  Ebey Cressman acted as master of ceremonies and Mr. and Mrs. Hagey were presented with an occasional chair.  Lunch consisted of watermelons.

 

Miss Lila Habermehl, who directed a summer Bible School near Lisbon, Ont., was presented with a travelling bag and a fountain pen, on the closing night, by the Young People’s Leagues of the two neighbouring churches.  These gifts were in appreciation of her services as director of the school and also for the helpful interest that Miss Habermehl had shown throughout the year in the work of the leagues.

 

Miss Lillian Wilkins, of Grimsby, and a former teacher at No. 16 School, was a recent guest of Mrs. Arnold Stager.

 

Mrs. Alvin Gingerich, Master Jack Gingerich, and Miss Nancy Gingerich, of Hespeler, are spending some time with the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nicholson, of Buffalo, spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Beaver.

 

Mrs. Ed Beaver and Marjorie and Jackie Smith are holidaying in New York.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander, of Toronto, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shiry.

 

W. G. Angus is a business visitor in Ottawa.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ball and Master Roy Beaver spent a day with Pte. Wesley beaver at Camp Borden.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 15th 1942.

 

 Miss Mary Elliott has returned home after spending a week with friends at Hamilton.

 

Mrs. W. M. Elliott is spending the weekend at Port Stanley.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Ironside and Miss Lillian Ironside spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Fred Bagg.

 

Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Becker were Miss Bolton, of Toronto, and Mr. Becker’s grandmother, Mrs. Fred Dedels, who is in her 98th year.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Groh, of Hamilton, spent Tuesday with Mrs. Norman Markle.

 

Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wanner on the birth of a daughter.

 

The Wanner Women’s Missionary Society and Girls’ Mission Circle packed the following articles this week for shipment to England: six girls’ outfits, consisting of skirt, blouse, and bolero, 12-year size/3 girls’ skirts and sweaters, 12-year size/4 girls’ skirts and sweaters, 10-year size/3 girls’ skirts and pull-overs, 6-year size/1 girls’ skirt, jacket, and sweater, 14-year size/2 skirts and blouses, 13-year size/1 woman’s skirt and blouse, size 36/1 dress, 12-year old size/2 dresses, 4-year size/2 sweaters, 12-year size/2 pairs boys’ pants and sweaters, 4-year size/3 pairs boys’ socks, 8-year size/1 pair mitts, 1 pair bootees, 2 baby bonnets, 1 baby sweater, 47 bandages, 1 double quilt, 1 knitted afghan.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 11th 1942.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross Society has resumed its regular meetings after being postponed during the busy summer months.  The ladies worked on a quilt during the afternoon.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson and Harold spent Monday at Elmira Fair.

 

Misses Laurene and Ella Ellis, of Kitchener, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis.

 

Mrs. William Armour, of Toronto, has been spending a few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Patmore.

 

 Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun were Mr. and Mrs. Emory Bonk, of Fonthill, Charlton Phelps, of Hamilton, and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Caistor Centre.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey and Frank were Sunday visitors in Aberfoyle.

 

John Connell spent the weekend with friends in Aberfoyle.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Pettulo have taken up residence here, having spent the last few years in Toronto and Welland.  Mr. and Mrs. Pettulo lived here a few years ago.

 

Recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cargill, of Toronto, Mrs. F. Mollison and Miss Margaret Mollison, of Guelph, and Miss Anne Bodendistle, of Kenilworth.

 

Wilfred Becker reported for duty on Monday at London, Ontario.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

September 19th 1942.

 

Alfred Ellis was honoured on the occasion of his 87th birthday when the members of his family and friends met at his home on Tuesday evening.  Mr. Ellis is in excellent health and is active in duties about the farm.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross Society met on Wednesday afternoon at the church.  At present, the workers are making boys’ shirts.

 

Mrs. Bracey, of Hamilton, is visiting at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey.

 

Miss Mary Elliott, who has taken up her duties as teacher near Acton, spent the weekend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg and Mr. and Mrs Howard Strycker were Sunday visitors at St. Catharines.

 

Miss Margaret Long, of Georgetown, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

September 19th 1942.

 

Special harvest home services will be held at the Memorial Church on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m.  Reverend Mr. Moore, of Shakespeare, will be the guest speaker.

 

The September meeting of the Maple Grove Farmers’ Club was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shiry, with the president, Mr. Lloyd Dessler, in the chair.  Routine business was dealt with.  Community singing was led by Eben Cressman.  The local orchestra, Gerald Hofsetter, Glen Shantz, and James Beirnes, favoured with several selections.

 

Mr. G. H. Dobrindt, of Kitchener, inspector of public schools, was the speaker of the evening.  Mr. Dobrindt spoke on “Rural Public School Education”.  He enumerated many of the advantages to be gained through the amalgamation of four or five sections.  Better equipment and a more highly trained teaching staff are made possible in this way.

 

Ira Zeller conducted an interesting quiz and O. A. Snyder gave a report of the lecture given at the O.A.C. by Professor Watson, British agricultural expert.  The meeting closed with the singing of the National Anthem, after which, lunch was served.

 

Miss Lila Habermehl has taken up her teaching duties at St. Mary’s, and Miss Mary Elliott, at Acton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Snyder and James Snyder enjoyed the weekend Manitoulin boat cruise.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hagey and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clemens spent several days with friends in Eastern Ontario.

 

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Snyder have returned from a short vacation, spent at St. Thomas and Long Point.

 

Members of the M.G.W.I. (Maple Grove Women’s Institute) enjoyed a very instructive address on A.R.P. work by Mrs. Skelly, of Preston, at their recent monthly meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 5th 1942.

 

Mrs. Hermosa, a returned missionary from Bolivia, and a former resident of this district, was the guest speaker at the Memorial Church.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Baggs and family, Mrs. Fred Baggs and Miss Hilda spent a day with Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Baggs, of Galt.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Murray Mahon, of Campbellville, called on friends in the community, recently.

 

 Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Becker and daughter, Gloria Jean, attended the dedication services of the M.B.C. Church, at Breslau.

 

Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Shantz on the birth of a son.

 

Mrs. Alex McPhedrin, Miss Kathryn McPhedrin, Mrs. Arthur Norrish and family, of Campbellville, spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Clemens.

 

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Snyder and son, Robert, spent a weekend with friends in Beamsville and Vineland.

 

A number of young people from the community enjoyed a wiener roast at the home of Professor and Mrs. E. S. Snyder, of College Heights.

 

Prize winners in the Junior Farmers Calf and Grains Club and judging competitions from this district were Lester Bechtel, John Snyder, Roy Bechtel, Keith Cressman, and Orville Bechtel.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

October 14th 1942.

 

Miss Mary Elliott of Acton, Miss Eleanor Elliott, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeves and family, of Guelph, spent the weekend at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Elliott.

 

A bazaar and program sponsored by the Glen Christie Red Cross Society will be held at No. 16 School on Friday evening.  Mr. Prudham, of Galt, will show moving pictures, and musical talent from Hespeler will also be present to assist local talent in providing entertainment for the evening.  A good program has been planned.  All proceeds will be used for war work.

 

Miss Lila Habermehl, of St. Mary’s, Mrs. Preston, and Mrs. Moss and son and daughter, of Toronto, were holiday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Habermehl.

 

  Mr. and Mrs. Reaman, of Richmond Hill, were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Bechtel.

 

Miss Lydia Wilkins, of B.C., spent several days with her sister, Mrs. Arnold Slager.

 

Thanksgiving services were held at the Memorial Church, on Sunday, with Miss Bessie Falle, who recently returned by plane from the French Equatorial African mission field, as guest speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

October 16th 1942.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reeve and children, Deanna and Bobbie, Miss Eleanor Elliott, of Guelph, and Miss Mary Elliott, of Acton, spent the weekend at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elliott.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hicks and son, Donald, of Guelph, were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey and Frank Bracey spent Monday at Rockton Fair.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun and Doreen Mollison spent a couple of days this week visiting relatives and friends in Caistor Centre, Winona, and Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Parsons and family spent Monday at Rockton Fair.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, Harold Barron, and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun spent Monday at Rockton Fair.

 

Mrs. Wallace spent the weekend in Glenmorris.

 

Private Gordon Patmore, of Listowel, spent the weekend at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Patmore.

 

Mrs. Fred Bagg and Miss Hilda Bagg spent Tuesday with relatives in Listowel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

October 22nd 1942.

 

The Glen Christie Branch of the Red Cross Society held a very successful bazaar and program on Friday evening, October 16th, at S.S. No. 16, Kossuth.  The evening opened with the singing of “O Canada”.  Mr. Carl Ellis acted as chairman throughout the evening.

 

The following program was presented:  A group of school children from Hespeler presented several delightful choruses, under the direction of Mrs. C. Bleich.  Jack Gingrich, of Hespeler, ─ piano solo, Miss Nettie Lurch rendered several delightful violin selections, and Mrs. Fred Stager, of Hespeler, gave several readings.  Mr. Prudham, of Galt, then presented some very interesting moving pictures in technicolour.

 

A very substantial amount was realized for Red Cross work through the selling of hot dogs and potato chips, and a table of homemade baking, sewing, and so forth.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 27th 1942.

 

A very successful concert and bazaar, sponsored by the Glen Christie Red Cross Society, was held recently at No. 16 School.  Mr. Carl Ellis acted as chairman of the evening.  The program included several groups of songs by pupils of grade 8, Hespeler, several violin selections by Miss Netty Lerch, a piano solo by Jack Gingerich, of Hespeler, two humorous readings by Mrs. Fred Stager, of Hespeler, and four reels, shown by Mr. Prudham, of Galt, chairman of the Galt Kiwanis agricultural committee, depicting some of the activities of the club.

 

  Several booths, operated at the close of the program, were well patronized.  Hot dogs, potato chips, and sweet cider were soon disposed of.  Vegetables, homemade bread, and handicrafts also sold well.  The proceeds are being used to provide Christmas cheer and comforts for the men in uniform.

 

Volunteer, Audrey Arndt, of the C.W.A.C., London, spent several days leave at her home, here.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis, Mr. Carl Ellis, and Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Clemens attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Ida Hilliard, wife of Dr. W. L. Hilliard, of Waterloo, on Tuesday.

 

Mrs. Fred Bagg and Miss Hilda Bagg were recent guests of friends in Listowel.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross Report

February 22nd 1943.

 

The following is the list of work sent in to the Red Cross headquarters by the Glen Christie branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society during 1942: 26 pairs seaboot stockings, 56 pairs seamen’s ribbed socks, 3 navy scarves, 3 turtle-neck tuck-ins, 16 turtle-neck sweaters, 15 pairs of mitts for navy, 3 pairs of two-way mitts, 1 aero helmet, 4 ribbed helmets, 8 sleeveless sweaters, 10 alternative caps, 3 army scarves, 10 pairs of gloves, 22 pairs of socks for navy, 10 quilts, 30 articles of clothing for British civilians, 9 boxes sent to boys overseas, 7 boxes sent to boys in Canada.

 

Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. McIntosh have knitted all of the seaboot stockings, seamen’s ribbed socks, ordinary socks, and seamen’s mitts.

 

The election of officers took place recently with the following being elected: Honorary President ─ Mrs. William P. Gamble, President ─ Mrs. August Lisso, Vice-President ─ Mrs. James McIntosh, Treasurer ─ Mrs. Louis Arpa, Secretary ─ Mrs. Cecil Patmore, Wool Convenor ─ Mrs. William Olesen, Work Committee ─ Mrs. Lorne Downes, Mrs. Lyle Braun, Mrs. Louis Arpa, Executive ─ Messrs. Carl Ellis, Howard Strycker, and Archie Bagg.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 9th 1944.

 

The Glen Christie ball club held a wiener roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Prong last week.  The evening was spent playing games.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Wilson spent a week’s holiday at Durham and Priceville.

 

Mrs. John Burton, Mrs. Harold Reeve and daughter, Helen, spent a week’s holiday visiting relatives at Smithville.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Olesen and family have returned home after spending their vacation at Lake Simcoe.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 18th 1944.

 

Farmers in this district have been busy threshing wheat during the past week.  They report a good yield of grain.

 

Mrs. Wm. Olesen, Mrs. T. McGrath, and Mrs. C. Cutting attended a shower at the home of Mrs. Hinds, of Guelph, held in honour of Miss Olive Brown, whose marriage takes place, in Guelph, the latter part of August.

 

Mrs. George Brown and four little daughters, of Doon, spent the past week visiting at the home of her father, Mr. Alfred Bagg.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie bagg are on a holiday trip to Manitoulin Island and Northern Ontario.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill are spending their vacation at Niagara Falls.

 

Mrs. Leslie Chapman and daughter, Gail, of Hamilton, are visiting Miss Hilda Bagg, this week.

 

Mrs. Cameron Thompson, of Dundas, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

August 26th 1944.

 

A miscellaneous shower for Miss Vera Gilmour, bride-elect of this week, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg, Kennaquahair Farm, on Tuesday evening, August 22nd.  There were 80 persons present and the evening was spent playing euchre.  Outdoors, a big bonfire provided background and entertainment for the younger folk.  Later in the evening, the bride and groom-to-be were seated beside a wishing well filled with many lovely and useful gifts.  A corn roast brought the evening to a close in an enjoyable manner.

 

Miss Edna Marie McIntosh, of the K-W Hospital, spent the weekend visiting Miss Marion Strycker.

 

Mrs. A. Newstedd, of Guelph, is visiting Mrs. John Burton, this week.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

September 16th 1944.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison were host and hostess when they entertained the staff of Doughty McFarland Feed Store, of Guelph, at their home on Wednesday evening.  Euchre was in progress, with prizes for Miss Netta Jackson and Angus Jackson.  Lone hand prize was won by Howard Manning, and consolation prizes by Mrs. Howard Manning and Jack Cannel.  A corn roast and melon feed was enjoyed by all.

 

A special Harvest Home Service is being held at the Glen Christie Church on Sunday September 24th.

 

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun included Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herod and Mr. Charlton Phelps, of Hamilton, Corporal Bruce Herod, on furlough from Halifax, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yates and family, of Preston.

 

Mrs. Murray Bush, Mrs. Victor Wilcox, of Hamilton, Flt. Sgt. Bush, of Vancouver, and Major Lowe, of Vancouver, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun, on Friday last.

 

Mrs. Bracey Senior and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bracey and son, of Guelph, visited Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

September 23rd 1944.

 

W. M. Wilson, of Georgetown, and William Hardy, of Miami, Florida visited Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson during the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harkness, of St. George.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thomson, of Dundas, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker.

 

Mrs. Earl Frank and Mrs. John Foss have returned home after spending several days at Grimsby.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson attended the Georgetown fair, on Saturday.

 

A Harvest Home service will be held at Glen Christie Church on Sunday afternoon at o’ clock.  Reverend Cornwell, of the Evangelical Church, Kitchener, will be guest speaker.  Special music will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

September 29th 1944.

 

A pleasant gathering was held at the home of Mrs. William Olesen in Glen Christie on Friday last, in honour of Mrs. Gordon Cutting, who is leaving shortly to make her home in Hespeler.  The occasion was also Mrs. Cutting’s birthday and she was presented with a birthday cake and a shower of gifts.  Supper was served and a social time enjoyed by all.

 

Harvest Home Services, held at the Glen Christie Church on Sunday, were well attended.  The church was decorated with autumn fruits and flowers.  The service was in the charge of the Acting Superintendent, Clarence Habermehl.  A trio of electric guitars and a piano supplied several numbers and the junior girls sang two selections.  Miss Lila Habermehl presented a colourful flannel-graph on the life of Daniel.  Reverend Cornwell, of Kitchener, was the guest speaker.

 

Mrs. J. M. Parks and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Hamilton, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Brown, on Friday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ellis are spending a few days visiting in Blenheim, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Presant.

 

Mrs. Lyle Brown spent the weekend with relatives at Port Elgin.

 

Mrs. Harry Mollison is visiting relatives in Hamilton this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burton visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Snyder, of Bloomingdale, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

October 6th 1944.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross sent a shipment of the following goods to headquarters during the past week: six quilts, 18 ladies’ night-dresses, eight children’s dresses, 41 pairs of socks, and three sweaters.

 

Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson spent Monday in Georgetown to greet their son, Pte. Wellington Wilson, who returned from England on that date.  Pte. Wilson had been in poor health lately.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz and family visited in Arthur last week and attended the fair at Arthur.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 20th 1944.

 

A meeting of the Glen Christie Red Cross Society was held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Olesen on Wednesday afternoon.  Plans were made to send overseas parcels at an early date.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm Olesen, Mr. and Mrs. B. Hamilton, and Mrs. C. Merrell were blood donors at the Red Cross clinic in Guelph on Wednesday evening.

 

Mrs. Lorne Downs spent the holiday weekend with friends in Elora.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simes and family visited at Elmira and Hanover, recently.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Olesen and family were recent visitors at Elora.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thomson, of Dundas, spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

November 2nd 1944.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz and family attended the sale held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tschanz, of Arthur, on Tuesday.

 

Mrs. Chas. Strycker, of Toronto, has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker for the past week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Wilson, Mrs. Kennedy, and Gordon and Donald Kennedy have moved to Hespeler where they have purchased a home on George Street.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 17th 1945.

 

The Glen Christie Farm Forum was held at S.S. No. 16 on Monday evening.  Russell Hilborn was convenor.  Following the discussion period, Mr. Cressman presented some interesting films.

 

Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Thursday.  Friends and neighbours called during the afternoon to extend congratulations.  Gifts included a large basket of spring flowers and a lovely chenille bedspread.

 

Canvassers for the local branch of the Red Cross Society took advantage of the lovely weather on Wednesday afternoon to collect funds in the district.  The quota for this society is $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Fred W. Johnson Passes Suddenly

April 4th 1945.

 

The death occurred suddenly of Fred Walter Johnson, on Monday, at Glen Christie, where he was employed as a night watchman at the lime kiln.  He was 62 years old and had made his home in Hespeler for four years, moving there from the United States.

 

Surviving are one brother, Albert, of British Columbia, and two sisters, Mrs. J. Kelly, of Hespeler, and Mrs. J. Jones, of Florida.

 

The funeral took place from the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, of Guelph Road, Hespeler, this afternoon, with interment in Hespeler Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

April 27th 1945.

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Panton Mission circle was held at the home of Mrs. John Burton on Wednesday afternoon with an attendance of 30.  Mrs. Brubacher Junior, of Hespeler, was guest speaker.  Mrs. Clarence Habermehl favoured with a solo, as also did little Betty Schwartz.  Papers were read by Miss Lucille Boyce and Miss Muriel Schwandt.  Tea was served by the hostess.

 

Street lighting has been installed at the Gypsum Lime and Alabastine plant, recently.

 

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Archie Bagg and to Mrs. Howard Strycker in the loss of their mother, Mrs. Charles Reeve, of Guelph, who passed away on April 19th, after a brief illness.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at the McIntyre and Greenway funeral home in Guelph, with interment in the Guelph cemetery.

 

Archie Bagg has returned to his home following an appendicitis operation at the Guelph General Hospital.

 

Miss Alice Tschanz, of the staff of Hamilton General Hospital, spent the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Tschanz and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Atkinson, of Richmond Hill, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Burton, last week.

 

Congratulations to Pte. and Mrs. Albert Krueger on the birth of a daughter, Jacqueline Ruth.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

August 9th 1945.

 

Miss S. Pannabaker, of Preston, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. A. Lisso.

 

Miss Joyce Arndt is spending the month of August at Southampton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Olesen and family spent a very enjoyable week at Crystal Beach and the Niagara district.

 

Miss Evelyn Lisso is spending a week’s holiday at Wasaga Beach.

 

Miss Margaret Long, of Georgetown, visited with her aunt, Mrs. George Wilson, at the Glen Christie store, last week.

 

Several neighbours called upon Mrs. McGrath on Tuesday afternoon, July 31st, to wish her “many happy returns” of her birthday.  A pleasant social hour was spent.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

August 16th 1945.

 

Mrs. Bagg and Mrs. Strycher went to Toronto, last Tuesday, to meet their brother Bill Reeve, on his return from overseas.  Bill, who grew up in this district, is well known here.  He enlisted in Guelph and has been overseas for four years and went with the invading force to France on “D” Day.  Bill got married while overseas, to a Glasgow girl, who intends to join him as soon as possible.

 

We are pleased to welcome to Glen Christie, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hinds and four sons, Arthur, Robert, David, and John, of Timmins.  Mr. Hinds served in the Canadian Navy.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Downs and children spent a very enjoyable week visiting friends and relatives in Elora.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Farasso and family have returned from spending their vacation at Port McNichol.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cargill and son, George, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison, last week.

 

Mrs. C. Thompson, of Dundas, has been spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strycher, Guelph Highway.

 

Glen Christie Sunday School picnic was held in Preston Park on Saturday afternoon, with a good attendance.  Superintendent Pte. Ross Warne was in charge and Assistant Superintendent Clarence Habermehl organized a good program of novelty races.  A jolly picnic was enjoyed by all.  The following are the winners of the races:

 

Foot races ─ 1st ─ Denny Warne, 2nd ─ Patsy Downs, 3rd ─ Terry Warne.

Sucking the nippled bottle ─ Jean Strycker and Ronald Olesen.

Banana race ─ Fred Bagg and Reta Stager.

Egg race ─ Mrs. L. Downs.

Bean race ─ Terry Warne and Betty Smith.

Dropping clothes pins into a jar ─ Ross Warne.

Guessing number of beans in a jar ─ Betty Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

September 20th 1945.

 

A few friends and neighbours gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McGrath last Wednesday afternoon in honour of Mrs. Hamilton who is leaving shortly to live in Guelph.  A social time was spent and the guest of honour was presented with a nice personal gift.

 

The Reverend A. Peloso, of Chicago, Illinois, was a recent visitor with his cousin, Mr. Louis Arpa.

 

Friends and neighbours gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker on Saturday evening, on the occasion of their twentieth wedding anniversary.  An enjoyable time was spent, and Mr. and Mrs. Strycker were presented with a fine dinner service.

 

Mr. Alf Bagg, who underwent an operation at the Guelph General Hospital, is reported to be doing nicely.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

September 27th 1945.

 

The Glen Christie Red Cross branch sent in a shipment of woollen goods this week.  It included 1 man’s long-sleeved sweater, 1 child’s long-sleeved sweater, 4pair of mitts, and 99 pairs of service socks, the work of Mrs. Jim McIntosh since the beginning of 1945.

 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Herod, of Hamilton, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun over the weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilson gave a birthday party dinner for their son, Harold, on Sunday.  Guests included Mrs. Wilson’s brother, Mr. Norman Wallace and family of Glen Morris.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

October 25th 1945.

 

By strange coincidence, two Glen Christie ladies, who live side-by-side, had brothers, who they had not seen for years, come to visit them last Friday. 

 

Mrs. Merrill’s brother, Mr. Joe Hagarty, has been away in the American Army for twenty years.  He has served in the Hawaiian Islands, Panama, Texas, and more recently, in the European conflict.  He will visit in this district and Elora for a while.

 

Mrs. Hinds had not seen her brother, Staff Sergeant Arthur Allen, for ten years.  He has just received his discharge from the Air Force, in which he served in Newfoundland.  His wife, Mrs. Allen, and children, Lois and Keith, who have been living on the east coast for some time, were with him, and they are now en route to their home in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

November 7th 1945.

 

The Glen Christie Farm Forum held the first meeting of the season at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melville Becker on Monday evening, with a fair attendance.  Mr. Becker was secretary for the preceding season.  Following the discussion period, a lovely lunch was served.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bracey and Frank Bracey attended the golden wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laking, at Aberfoyle, last week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun attended a wedding at Fonthill, last Saturday.

 

Lorne Downs had the misfortune to fall while at work at the plant recently.  He received several broken ribs and bruises.

 

Miss Marion Strycker spent the past weekend at her home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Thomson, of Dundas, visited with Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

November 15th 1945.

 

Mr. Jos. Hagerty, of Elora, is visiting with his sister, Mrs. Merrill, this week.

 

The congratulations of the community are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lorne Downs, who celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on Sunday November 4th.  It is just twenty-five years ago since Miss Gladys Hillis, of Elora, became the bride of Mr. Lorne Downs.  They have three daughters and five grandchildren, who were present at a family dinner to mark the occasion, as also were guests from Elora, Galt, and Hespeler.  The neighbours visited their home on Saturday night and spent a social hour and made a presentation of a nice silver gift, in keeping with the “silver” anniversary, and extended good wishes for their future happiness.  Mr. and Mrs. Downs were the recipients of many lovely gifts and felicitations from their many friends.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

November 26th 1945.

 

Mr. Alfred Bagg received word that his son, Arthur, is returning from overseas on the Lady Rodney and expects to be home sometime next week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Nicholson, of Hamilton, and Flight Sergeant Ross Park, of Toronto, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Braun during the past weekend.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilson were Sunday visitors in Hamilton.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mollison and family visited friends in Woodstock on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Andy Booth and two children, of Commanda, visited Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz, on Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Jacob Tschanz visited friends in Hamilton on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

December 5th 1945.

 

Friends and relatives, numbering over 50, surprised Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg at their home, on the occasion of their 15th wedding anniversary, recently.  The evening was spent playing progressive euchre, with prizes for Mrs. J. Krueger and Earl Frank.  Mr. and Mrs. Bagg were presented with a floor lamp.  Carl Ellis read the address and Leslie Bagg made the presentation.  A lovely lunch was served.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reeve and Helen Reeve, of Guelph, motored to Toronto on Tuesday evening to see the “Ice Capades”.

 

Alfred Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. John Foss, Mrs. J. Krueger, Mrs. Geo. Brown, Miss Hilda Bagg, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bagg motored to Toronto on Wednesday to meet Arthur Bagg, who returned on the Lady Rodney after two years service overseas.

 

Mrs. Lyle Brown visited Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bush, of Caistor Centre, recently.

 

Mrs. Cameron Thomson, of Dundas, spent the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Strycker.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

December 6th 1945.

 

Pte. Arthur Bagg, son of Alfred Bagg, has returned home after lengthy service overseas.

 

The annual business meeting of the Glen Christie Sunday School was held last week.  After all expenses are paid, and a donation of $25.00 made to the Leper Mission, the treasurer reported a substantial sum on hand.  Mrs. Harry Mollison was elected secretary-treasurer for the coming year.  The Sunday School Committee consists of Mrs. H. Strycker, Mrs. C. Merrill, and Ronald Olesen.

 

Plans were made for a sleigh-riding party, to be held after Christmas.

 

Mr. Joe Hagarty, of Elora, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Merrill.

 

Mrs. Lorne Downs was a recent visitor with relatives in Elora.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Olesen and family visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Loty, near Guelph.

 

Mr. George Hillis, of Elora, is visiting in Glen Christie with his daughter, Mrs. Downs.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

December 27th 1945.

 

The teacher and pupils of No. 12 School, Puslinch, presented their Christmas concert on Thursday evening, December 20th.  The fine programme included drill, dialogues, and songs by the children.  In between scenes, Mrs. Sherman sang two solos, the men’s quartet sang in close harmony, and Miss Marjorie Habermehl entertained with piano selections.  The evening ended by a visit from Santa who distributed bags and gifts to the children.

 

Mrs. E. M. Hammond, of Salem, is spending the Christmas holidays with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Olesen.

 

Miss Irene Mascarin, of Hamilton, is spending Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. E. Hinds.

 

The Glen Christie Sunday School held its Christmas programme on Sunday.  Christmas carols were sung from the lantern slides.  Mr. Granville Morgan gave a fine Christmas message and the children presented some songs and little pieces.  Gifts and a big apple and orange were given to the pupils.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

March 26th 1946.

 

A very pleasant St. Patrick’s party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Conroy, when neighbours and friends met to welcome Francis home.  Mrs. Harry Mollison read the following address:

 

Dear Francis:  It is with great pleasure that we have arranged this gathering tonight, for two reasons.  First, to welcome you back after seeing service overseas with the Irish Regiment.  Second, to welcome you as a newcomer to our community.  It is not long since we first met your family, but in the short time that they have been here they have proved themselves to be the very best of neighbours, and so from this standpoint we feel that you too shall prove yourself to be an asset to our community.  And so it is with great pleasure that we ask you to accept this small gift along with our best wishes for a bright future in civilian life.

 

Miss Jean Strycker presented him with a beautiful cigarette lighter.  Francis thanked all for their kindness.

 

Progressive euchre was played, ladies’ high prize going to Mrs. J. McIntosh and gentlemen’s high, to F. Kroeger.

 

A dainty lunch was served by the ladies and a social hour was spent.

 

 

 

 

 

To Erect a New Kiln at Glen Christie

August 22nd 1946.

 

A new kiln will be erected at Glen Christie in the near future by the Gypsum, Lime and Alabastine Company on its property there, it was learned today.  Gas produced at the Glen Christie plant would be used to operate the kiln.

 

In preparation for the new kiln, steel frames are now being erected for a tram from the quarry to the kilns.  Introduction of a gas-heated kiln will be an innovation at the plant.  Previously, kilns at Glen Christie were heated with coal.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

January 20th 1947.

 

Residents and farmers in this district were without Hydro for over three hours on Monday evening when a car, said to be driven by Father Doyle, of Galt, went out of control on the icy pavement  and snapped a brace on a Hydro pole on Highway No. 24, one mile north of Hespeler.  The driver received a shaking up and the front of his car was damaged.  While phoning to report the accident at Mr. John Strycker’s residence, a second car, travelling north, caught the brace wire lying across the pavement and tore down the wire leading into Mr. Strycker’s home, causing a disruption of service until the arrival of Hydro repairmen from Kitchener, who made a temporary repair.  A disruption of service was necessary on Tuesday at noon when repairs were finished.

 

Miss Audrey Arndt is a patient in St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, recovering from a tonsil operation.

 

Mr. Charles Merrill reports receiving an airmail letter from his sister in England, two days after it was posted.

 

Miss Marie Stockman, of Salem, spent several days visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill, recently.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr were Sunday guests with relatives in Milverton.

 

 

 

 

 

Puslinch School Submits Results

July 2nd 1947.

 

B. W. Gowing, teacher at S.S. No. 12, Puslinch, today submitted the June report of successful students at the school.  Key to letters – H = honours, 75 per cent to 100 per cent, P = pass, 60 per cent to 74 per cent, R = recommended. Names follow in order of merit:

 

Grade 7:

Ruby Evans (P), Billy Randell (P), Howard Lisso (R).

Grdae 6:

Helen Olesen (H), Dena Frasson (H), Douglas MacRobbie (P), David Hinds(P), Shirley Love (P), Scivio Scapinello (P), John McGrath (P).

Grade 4:

Anne Marie Tavascia (H), Patricia Downs (P).

Grade 3:

Evelyn Heimbecker (H), Danny Detzler (H), David Peel (H), Edward Lisso (P).

Grade 2:

Richard MacRobbie (H), Jimmie Owen (H), Erma Tavascia (P).

Grade 1:

Norman Love (H).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Christie Women’s Institute

 Holds Meeting with 20 Present

July 11th 1947.

 

The July meeting of the Jubilee Women’s Institute was held at the home of Mrs. Lorne Burrows.  There were 20 members present and two visitors.  Mrs. H. Mollison, the President, was in charge, and the meeting opened with the “Women’s Institute Ode” and “The Lord’s Prayer”.  The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. E. Frank.  A letter of congratulations from the Mill Creek Women’s Institute was received.  During the business period, plans were made to hold a picnic on August 6th at the home of Mrs. E. Kerr.  Committees in charge were Mrs. N. Postle and Mrs. A. Bagg for adult entertainment, and Mrs. W. Olesen and Mrs. H. Mollison for children’s entertainment.  Mrs. E. Hinds, Convener on Citizenship, was in charge of the program.  The meeting closed by singing “God Save the King”.  A vote of thanks to the hostess was made by Mrs. J. McIntosh.  Lunch was served by the committee in charge.

 

Mrs. Fred Bagg, Miss Hilda Bagg, Alfred, and Fred Bagg attended the Bagg reunion at Ferndale Park, Woodbridge, on July 1st.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wideman, of Middletown, Ohio, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frank.

 

Miss Marion Strycker left on Saturday evening on a trip to Chilliwack, British Columbia.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr were weekend visitors in Milverton.

 

Bill Barr, of London, was a holiday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg.

 

Gerald Clemens, of Toronto, was a Sunday visitor with his sister, Mrs. Carl Ellis, and with Mr. Ellis.

 

J. Cannell visited Mr. and Mrs. L. Braun, on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

July 16th 1947.

 

A quiet wedding took place in Carman United Church at Sardis, British Columbia, on July 10th, at 7 p.m., when Marion Grace, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker, of R.R. #1, Hespeler, and James N. Barnes, of Chilliwack, B.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barnes, of Edinburgh, Scotland, were united in marriage.  Reverend Ernest Bishop, minister of the church, performed the ceremony.  The bride was attired in a white linen 2-piece dress with matching halo hat, and wore a corsage of yellow roses and a set of pearls, gift of the groom.  The wedding supper was served in the Empress Hotel, at Chilliwack.  Following the honeymoon, the young couple will reside in Sardis.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Burton entertained their neighbours and friends at a euchre party in their home on Saturday evening.  Prizes were won by Mrs. Archie Bagg and Mrs. L. Burrows and by Mr. John Strycker and Mr. Noble Postle.  Lone hand prizes were won by Mrs. H. Strycker and Mr. Archie Bagg.  Following the game, a lovely lunch was served by the hostess.

 

Mr. and Mrs. William Eckstein and Miss Bertha Eckstein, of Smith Creek, Michigan, were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg.

 

Mr. Tom Weir, of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, was a recent visitor with his sister, Mrs. John Strycker, and with Mr. Strycker and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Herod, of Hamilton, were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. L. Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

August 23rd 1947.

 

The Panton Women’s Missionary Society held their monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. A. Habermehl, on Wednesday.  President, Mrs. McCartney, conducted the meeting, which opened with a hymn and prayer. Secretary, Mrs. Harrison and Treasurer, Mrs. Telford, gave their reports.  Mrs. Thomas outlined the program committees for the next six months.  Mrs. Brydon gave a report on the work committee, and Mrs. Burton and Mrs. McCorkindale were appointed to help in this work.  Mrs. Entwistle read the scripture lesson.  Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Mitchell favoured with a duet.  Dolores Reick and Agnes McCartney gave an interesting account of their activities at Mirimachi Camp.  The guest speaker of the meeting, Mrs. Wiseman, told of the work and aims of the United Nations Council, and stressed the need for tolerance among people of all nations.  Tea was served by the hostess and a social half-hour enjoyed.

 

Tuesday afternoon when lightning struck and split a tree under which they were at work, mixing cement, Lyle Braun and Jack Cannel received a slight shock and a horse fell to its knees, but it was otherwise unhurt.  Lightning was seen in the house nearby.  Some distance away, the same bolt of lightning was felt at the store and home of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr.

 

Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr were Mr. and Mrs. J. Binkley, Mrs. G. Grosch, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Sleischauer, of Milverton.

 

Mrs. Fred Bagg, Miss Hilda Bagg, and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg and family visited friends in Hamilton, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. Carl Ellis and Miss M. Snider, Superintendent of Stratford Hospital, spent a week’s vacation at Tally-Ho Inn, at Huntsville, last week.

 

A daughter has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Alger Hilborn, recently.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

September 15th 1947.

 

Alfred Ellis, of R.R. #1, Hespeler, is today celebrating his 92nd birthday.  Enjoying good health, Mr. Ellis still lives on the farm where he was born and raised.

 

The members of the Jubilee Women’s Institute were the guests of the Preston Women’s Institute at their meeting on Wednesday afternoon, held in the Salvation Army Hall, Preston.  There was a good attendance.  President, Mrs. K. Jefkins, presided, and the meeting opened with the institute ode and the Lord’s Prayer.  Following the business period, Mrs. H. Mollison took the chair and Miss M. Habermehl favoured with an organ selection.  Mrs. E. Hinds gave a recitation, followed by a second organ selection by Miss Habermehl.  Mrs. A. Mosser gave an interesting report of the area convention, held in Guelph.  Mrs. Don Struthers gave a short talk on “Home Economics”.  The meeting closed by singing “God Save the King”.  A lunch was served by the ladies of the Preston Institute and a social time was enjoyed.

 

A party to honour Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strycker, of Toronto, who were recently married, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker, on Saturday evening.  Relatives and friends were present from Kitchener, Galt, Toronto, Hespeler, Guelph, and district.  Progressive euchre was enjoyed, with prizes going to Mrs. N. Schweitzer, Mrs. L. E. Burton, Norman Schweitzer, and Dan Beaver.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strycker were presented with many lovely and useful gifts, and a lovely lunch was served by the hostess.

 

Among those attending the Canadian National Exhibition from this district were Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr, Miss Hilda Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg, Fred and Dorothy, Mrs. Arthur Bagg, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strycker, John F. Conroy, Mr. and Mrs. W. Olesen, Ronald and Helen, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Hinds, David and Robert.

 

Mrs. Cameron Thomson, of Belmont, spent several days visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Strycker, recently.

 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Braun spent the weekend at Sauble Beach.

 

  Mrs. J. Strycker and Mrs. J. Burton were guests of Mrs. C. Strycker, in Toronto, this week.

 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrill have returned from a week’s holiday at Huntsville and district.

 

The sympathy of many friends in this district is extended to the family of Leonard Reickert, of Kitchener, who passed away following a week’s illness in the K-W Hospital.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz were guests at the Healey-Tschanz wedding at Central Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, on Saturday afternoon.

 

Many from this district attended the Waterloo Federation of Agriculture field day at Waterloo Park on September 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

The News from Glen Christie

October 1st 1947.

 

An anniversary church service will be held at the Glen Christie Sunday School on Sunday afternoon, October 5th, at 2:30 p.m.  The Reverend W. Weir, minister of Hespeler Presbyterian Church, will conduct the service.  The Sunday School was built 24 years ago by the late Mr. Christie, of Guelph, who owned and operated the lime plant at that time.

 

Gerald Clemens, of Toronto, was a weekend guest of his sister, Mrs. Carl Ellis and of Mr. Ellis.

 

Friends of Mrs. Norman Reick will be pleased to hear that she is progressing favourably after a recent operation at Guelph General Hospital.

 

Will Plant is recovering from a recent illness.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr were Sunday visitors with relatives at Milverton.

 

Sunday visitors with Alf Bagg were Mr. and Mrs. B. Sault, and Mr. and Mrs. R. Armstrong, Audrey and Kenneth, of Ayr.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Frank and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Skerritt, at Morriston, on Sunday.

 

Mrs. C. Thomson, of Belmont, visited her parents, last Thursday.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reeve and son, Tommy, of Marion, Indiana, were recent visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bagg and Mr. and Mrs. H. Strycker.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

October 11th 1947.

 

The October meeting of the Jubilee Women’s Institute was held at the home of Mrs. Lorne Downs on Wednesday afternoon, with a good attendance.  Mrs. H. Mollison presided.  The meeting opened with the recitation, in unison, of the institute ode and “The Lord’s Prayer”.  The roll call was answered by “something to be thankful for”.

 

  Mrs. Earl Frank read the Secretary-Treasurer’s report of last meeting, and a message of congratulations was received from the New Hamburg Institute.  Mrs. Arthur Bagg was appointed Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, while Mrs. Olesen and Mrs. H. Strycker were appointed to look after arrangements for an evening program of travel film to be shown in the Sunday School during October or November. 

 

Following the business session, an interesting program was provided, with Mrs. A. Krueger as convenor of home economics.  Mrs. H. Mollison gave a demonstration on the making of fancy sandwiches.  Mrs. A. Krueger read a paper on “Fine Homes”.  Mrs. Arthur Bagg conducted a food quiz and Mrs. Olesen a quiz on household questions.

 

Community singing was enjoyed, ending with the National Anthem.  Lunch was served by the committee in charge and a social time enjoyed.  Mrs. E. Kerr moved a vote of thanks to the hostess.

 

A Harvest Home and Anniversary service was held on Sunday afternoon at the Glen Christie Sunday School, which was attractively decorated with autumn leaves, plants, flowers, and vegetables.  R. Warne, Superintendent of the Sunday School, conducted the service, with special music supplied by a quartet from the Hespeler Baptist Church.  Doreen Mollison, Helen Frank, Janet Krueger, and Patsy Downs sang sweetly “Little Children May Be Heralds”.

 

 Reverend W. Weir, of the Hespeler Presbyterian Church, preached a stirring “Harvest Home” sermon.

 

 

 

 

 

The Glen Christie News

October 19th 1947.

 

The October meeting of the Panton Women’s Auxiliary was held at the home of Mrs. J. Burton on Wednesday afternoon, with a good attendance.  Mrs. Thomas conducted the meeting, which opened with a hymn and a prayer.  Mrs. Harrison gave the Secretary’s report and Mrs. Telford, the Treasurer’s report.  Miss M. Habermehl was in charge of the study group, with the topic being “Bible for My Life”, which covered the translation of the Bible for the Indians.  Psalm 100 was read in unison.  Mrs. Burton read a paper on the topic.  Mrs. C. Habermehl, of Hespeler, favoured with two solos, and Mrs. Joliffe, of Rockwood, gave an interesting talk on work in the West China Mission Field.  The meeting closed with a hymn and prayer by Mrs. Joliffe.  The hostess served tea and a social half-hour enjoyed.

 

Mrs. J. Tschanz, of Alma, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tschanz.

 

Mrs. C. Strycker, of Toronto, spent several days visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Strycker, recently.

 

Misses Hilda Orth and Jean Strycker, of Listowel, spent the holiday weekend at the latter’s home.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Atkinson and son, Gordon, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Mollison.

 

Harvey Westbrook, of Shawville, Quebec, visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. Strycker, on Tuesday.

 

Geo. Kerr, of Milverton, is spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kerr.

 

Mrs. E. Hammond, of Salem, spent the holiday weekend with her daughter, Mrs. W. Olesen, and with Mr. Olesen.

 

Miss Irene Mascarin, of Hamilton, visited with Mr. and Mrs. E. Hinds on Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Miss Hilda Bagg was a visitor in Toronto on Wednesday.

 

Excavation is in progress for the building of four new double houses for the employees of the lime plant.  Three new houses were erected during the past year.

 

 

 

 

 

The News of Glen Christie

November 7th 1947.

 

The November meeting of the Jubilee Women’s Institute was held at the home of Mrs. Howard Strycker, on Wednesday afternoon, with an attendance of 19 ladies.  Mrs. Harry Mollison presided and the meeting opened with the institute ode and “The Lord’s Prayer”, recited in unison.  The roll call was answered by showing off an old relic, and some interesting and ancient relics were shown.  Mrs. Arthur Bagg gave the Secretary’s and the Treasurer’s reports.  During the business period, it was decided to hold the December meeting on the 10th of the month, as both a Christmas party and potluck supper.  Plans were made for the entertainment to be held at the Glen Christie Sunday School on Friday evening, November 14th.  Mr. Braucht, of Guelph, will show some colour travel films and local talent will take part in the program.  Plans for the bazaar, to be held in conjunction with the entertainment, were made, and Mrs. Arthur Bagg was named convenor.  Mrs. L. Downs gave a report on the convention at Guelph.

 

Historical research was the topic and Miss Hilda Bagg gave an interesting and instructive talk on the Grand River dam.  A sing-song was enjoyed and the meeting closed with the National Anthem.  Light refreshments were served by the committee in charge.  Mrs. E. J. Kerr moved a