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The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Oct. 26, 1994
25 Years Ago

Local pumpkin growers fare well at international competition:  Linus would have been in heaven. Three local pumpkin growers cracked . . .
the top 30 at the Great Corel Pumpkin weigh-off at Farmer Gus in Munster, Ont. on Oct. 1.
Todd Kline of Shawville came in 21st with his pumpkin weighing in at 393 pounds.
Dr. Earle Potvin also of Shawville was right behind in 23rd place with his 379 pound pumpkin while Dr. Keith MacLellan’s 283.5 pound pumpkin grown in Bristol captured 30th place.
But these pumpkins were no match for the first-place entry owned by Herman Hax of Brockville which weighed in at a whopping 990 pounds breaking the world record of 884 pounds.
Pontiacs take Wolves again for two straight: It’s been a long time since the Pontiac Junior B’s have put together back-to-back wins over the Renfrew Timberwolves.
But with strong defense and lots of good offense, the Juniors took another win from the Wolves Friday night.
A good crowd showed up at the Shawville arena on Oct. 21 looking for Renfrew-Shawville Rumble II, looking for a repeat of last week’s huge brawl but they didn’t get it.
Instead of a brawl, the fans on both sides of the ice saw another good game played out at the arena. The first game ended for a 2-1 game for Pontiac.
Shawville’s Steven Alexander opened the scoring four minutes into the contest on a rebound drive right in front of the Wolf goalie, Steven Zavitski.
It came seconds after a Shawville power play had just ended with Chad Routliffe assisting, then minutes later Ralph McColgan scored from the blueline. 
In the second game the score was 6-4.
Oct. 29, 1969
 50 Years Ago

Monday nominations: Municipal elections take place Monday. All prospective councillors in Shawville are in business in Shawville, five of them owning their own businesses. All are well known here.
Mayoral race is between Orla Young and Dr. Wallace Hodgins. See photo at right.

Nov. 2, 1944
75 Years Ago 

Local News:   Three of our local boys who have returned from active service are being welcomed by their friends and relatives in town.
On Friday Petty Officer Stewart Storey, H.M.C.S. Prince Robert arrived home. He has been with his ship overseas. 
Able Seaman Glenn Barber, son of Mrs. Bruce Barber has been on his ship Cheboque on convoy duty to England and France and has had some stirring experience.
Private Harold W. Hobbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hobbs, is also home after seeing service in the army in Africa and Italy.
The second rugby game of the season took place at the exhibition grounds on Wednesday when the High School Boy Scouts clashed with the Campbell’s Bay School team in a return engagement.
The first touchdown was scored by Dale Thomson and converted by Harry Meunier. Dale scored three other touchdowns and Weldon Hobbs, one. Three of these were converted by Harry Meunier, Miller Shore and Fred Farrell.
The Bay lads put up a better fight than in the previous game. Frankie Smith, a wee lad, always managed to be in the right place at the right time and once he tackled they did not get far.
The final score 29 to 6 in favour of the Scouts.
The development is considered of major importance because the tire is designed to whip the number one enemy of war - heat.
The young people of the United Church have celebrated Youth Week with a three-day program. On Friday evening they entertained the young people of the county to the number of about 200. 
Development of the first “heat tempered” all-plastic tire, a step that eventually may greatly increase tire life, was announced recently by W.H. Funston, President of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company of Canada Limited.
The development is considered of major importance because the tire is designed to whip the number one enemy of war - heat.
A.V. Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty said last week that the Royal navy already had a formidable fleet in the Indian Ocean and that plans to move warships to the Pacific were going ahead rapidly. He told a meeting of seamen that the British home fleet constantly was on guard against any activity by what remains of the German fleet which he said still must be considered seriously.
Oct. 30, 1919
100 Years Ago 

Pontiac House sold - since our last issue, the Pontiac House in this town built and managed by Mr. C. Caldwell for many years has been disposed of by that gentleman to Mr. Robert T. Armstrong of Ottawa, a former Shawvilleite.
On account of the stores being open on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, the local electric plant is being too heavily loaded, consequently we have changed shows in the Family Theatre to Wednesday and Friday.
Farmer candidates carried three of the five by-elections for the Dominion Parliament held on Monday. 
Portage du Fort was the scene of a sad auto accident about four o’clock on Friday afternoon, the victim being Margaret Blair, a middle-aged woman of that place. From what THE EQUITY learns it happened in this way: the Misses Brabazon, accompanied by their niece, Mrs. Claude Brabazon were in their car motoring down Main St. to the lower part of the village. Ahead of the car on the street were the deceased woman, her daughter and a boy. When the trio got to the point where the sidewalk begins, the boy and girl took the walkway but the woman still kept the road. As the car drew near, Miss Mary Brabazon who was driving, blew the horn and at the same time slowed down the speed of the car. When the latter was quite close to her, the woman edged off to the side and naturally, Miss Brabazon released the clutch with the intention of driving past.
Just then, however, for some unaccountable reason, the woman stepped back directly in front of the car and was struck with such force that her skull was fractured and death ensued within a short time.

October 25, 1894
125 years ago

Local News: The post office at Yarm has been closed owing to a case of diphtheria.
Ripe strawberries were picked last week by Miss. W. Armstrong of Green Lake.
Captain Ricard of the “Murphy” says that this season has been the largest towing season in the history of his company. Three and a half million logs were handled during the summer.
On Wednesday night of last week, the electric plant of Mr. Alex McLaren of Cobden was swept out of existence. The dam which is a very high one gave way and the whole body of water came rushing down and swept everything in its way. The large iron flume which is about two hundred and forty feet long and weighs nearly twenty tons was carried a good many acres away and badly damaged. The power house with all the machinery it contained is totally destroyed. Part of the roof was found acres away and part is out in the Muskrat Lake. It is a very heavy loss for Mr. McLaren. The cause of the catastrophe is want of strong abutments.
Mr. Hiram Johnston of Arnprior had quite an experience while driving from Sand Point on Tuesday night of last week. He was about midway between there and Braeside when the thunderstorm came on. Lightning was flashing on all sides when an electric bolt of unusual power struck within a few feet of him. For some moments he and his horse were completely unconscious, having been stunned by the shock.