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Journal FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1964 Kemptville-Pulsing Heart of Eastern Ontario The Ottawa Small Town With Big City Facilities By ED WEESE f Tht Journal KEMPTVILLE (Staff) Located an the centre of fcnrn Ontario on Highways 18 and 43, Ontario's newest town is experiencing one of the biggest building boomj in its history but still retains the atmosphere and. picturesque surroundings that makes small town IHng enjoyable. "This is what makes our town so pleasant." Mayor J. R. Patterson told Tht Journal. "We have all the facilities a city has but there is no hustle and bustle to . get. anything hare nd everything, is withinwa alk and everything if within walking distance," Signs of expansion can be seen everywhere. Kemptville will take on a "new look." next month when work starte on fit ; w . . , v new. 23,M0 approach to t h e south end of town on Highway ft. A three - block stretch of street wil be widened eight feat, new sidewalks installed and new. paving laid. The contract has been awarded to Dibble Construction. Town Status Kemptville reached town status in 1961 and Is forging ahead at an amazing rate. Lc- it y 4 1 c wi.V(- ft- .... . - t I sf ( : . FIRST ONE IN CANADA kemptville Creamery president R. 'AHenderson, left, and Jack Smit plant manager, examine their continuoua autom atic butter maker. first of it kind to be introduced into uuiaoa. Tht machine was the cated in Grenville County in the heart of a large dairy area the town with a population of 2,100 is ideally located to major markets Ottawa is J4 miles away; Toronto 240; Montreal. IIS, and the Prescott - Ogdens-burg Bridge, an entry point to the United States, is only 22 miles away. A $470,000 lj-unit addition to the North Grenville District High School is now. under con- I ; ; v -; v--' ; V':' '" T ) Vv -ma'--. V: t These five men have had prominent part in shaping and guiding Kemptville's current boons, one of tht factor that led to it reaching town status in 1963. Standing art Hydro Chairman R. A. Henderson, left. MEN BEHIND THE BOOM and E. J. Warren, chairman of the .Board of Trade. ; Seated from left art Town Clerk Lowell Craig. Mayor ' I. R. Patterson and C E.. Johnston, Reeve of Grenville County. - , v, i ; ' . :' ( tll 3 -v ,tf ' - . t MILK MAKES TOWN GROW , One of eight firms providing job in Kemptville it the Borden Dairy plant. Hera Board of Trade chairman E. J. Warren. It ft, point at a milk sample bottle being held by Fred Reason, plant manager, second from right Looking on art Grenville Reeve C E. Johnston, second from left, and dairy workman Clarence Goodman, right . i f. .. 1 ' - 1 (Journal Photo br M W Mayor Queries Gov't Attitude Towards Chili . i Mayor - Whitton Thursday questioned the attitude of tht! Immigration Department toward 'dancer Chilli Peppers who was convicted this week of presenting an indecent act at tht midway show at the Central Canada Exhibition. "If Uen rairclough was still minister of that depart ment something would be done when you have a -person from outside tht country convicted here of a enmt. involving moral turpitude,' aha said. Miss Peppers has been draw ing sell-out crowds since her conviction and fine of 9500. "The civic authorities have done all they can but I'm sur prised at the lack of action from cither the attorney, gen- tral or the minister of citizen ship," ant said. Bartrem Named Ontario Chief Magistrate TORONTO (CP) - Attorney uenerai Arthur Wishart announced Thursday that Magistrate Frederick W. Bartrem of Toronto will become chief mag. 1st rate for Ontario, effective Sepu J.- Magistrate Johnstone Roberts of Niagara Falls was appointed early last spring but resigned before he took the post because of poor health. Magistrate Bartrem will be senior magistrate for Metropol itan Toronto and will assume a seaKon the police commission ..-He will Have general super visory powers over magistrates and will assign them lor hear ings. Encephalitis Victim's Type 'Not Contagious' KINGSTON (CP)-Dr. Mich ael Partington, professor of ped latrics at , Queen's University, said Thursday that the enceph alitis (b r a i a Inflammation) germ from which a boy died last Friday was not contagious. Elmer Crawford, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hllliard Crawford of Lansdownt, 2 -miles west of Brockville, ' died in Kingston General Hospital after five days' illness. Dr. Partington said autopsy reports showed the encephalitis was not Hit sleeping sickness variety- TM cast was an iso lated one. The source of the infection still I not known. . truction including an tOO-seat auditorium and 150.000 addition planned for the sewage disposal plant will, triple the site of the present plant. The municipal water supply comes from three deep wells with a 500,000 gallon capacity per day and a 200.000 gallon capacity storage tank is to be built providing an adequate supply of water for existing industry, possible new industries and the town's demand. The town's hydro system is being rewired at a cost of between 50,O00-J75.000 and Hydro Commission chairman R. A. Henderson said the commission was contemplating an addition to the present sub-station. Two new sub-divisions providing 31 building lots will open this year. Tourist Haven With the' Rideau River winding its way through the heart of the municipality the town has no problem attracting tourists. Just three miles north - west of here on Highway 16 thousands of visitors and Kemptville residents flock to -Rideau River provincial park. The 110 - acre camp ground has facilities for group picnics, camping, swimming, boat launching and docking. The town itself has not overlooked recreational facilities. The lawn bowling club; indoor bowling alley. Rideau Glen Golf course, hockey, and skat ing arena, tennis and badminton courts, Softball diamonds, swimming and the drama club provide all the entertainment and relaxation required by . young and old alike. v Although Kemptville's industrial expansian has not set any records Its present industries have provided the town with steady employment and a sound economy. Eight firms employing 177 production workers earning annual wages of $421,560 re turning out factory shipments valued at 14.250,400. The town's 45 stores have a retail sales trade of $3,464,560. Agriculture Hub Two thriving concerns provide additional economy for the town. The Kemptville Agricul ture School, operated by the Ontario Department of Agricul ture, has beta tht "alma saater" for thousands of young, men and women who are graduates in agriculture, bom economics and dairying. The Eastern Breeders Incor porated located Just outside Kemptville is a farmer-member owned and directed co operative designed to provide a reliable and efficient artificial Insemination service for cattle to all farmers In its area. Although Kemptville held a week-long Centennial celebra tion in 1857 the town has plans to celebrate Canada's centen nial in 1967. Mayor Patterson said the community Is studying three proposals the budding of a new arena; the beautifica-tion of Riverside Park and the possibility of constructing a new building in tht park. As field representative of cen tennial projects for Eastern On- j tano lor ant Ontario Government, Mayor. Patterson has busy lagging the miles In bis car discussing centennial grant applications in Carleton, Dundas, Frontenac, Glengarry. Grenville, Lanark, Leeds. Pres cott Renfrew, Russell and Stor- mont counties. Long History Tht ' history . of Kemptville goes back to 115 when Lyman Clothier settled along the heav- Hy wooded shore of the south branch of the Rideau River with the Intention of building a Saw mill,- Tbe village was named after Sit James Kemp, - who was Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and later Governor Gen eral of Upper and Lower Canada and although it was not incor porated until 1(57 it was known as Kemptville as early as 1625. One -of Kemptville s native sons Hon. G. Howard Ferguson was prime minister and minis ter of education in the province of Ontario from 23-l3l. The town has a 31-bed mod ern hospital serving a district population of I0.000 persons, one private' hospital and two nursing homes. It has four schools and It churches of all demon tions. No Life Preservers Boat Owner Fined PEMBROKE (Staff) - Convicted under terms of tht" Canada Shipping Act, John Keiter, 24, of Renfrew was fined $10 and cost for improper operation of a small outboard motor boat. RCMP Constable Rene Plche said Keiter used the boat, without providing s life-preserver for. each of the occupants. " H. was stopped hy police in an RCMP patrol boat on Musk-rat Lake Aug. $. . ...... 1 . 5f w-nn i. .. .. i , - ' . ""1 "!;!! i L .? -i ' ".' iV I ' K:--rii -ii'T l:''J I CRAW 'V. i - '" ,- . ' ' " ''MTnsrrisTs sMaLL"Tr'ir ' m.. 1 - , ' ... 'v. 4,; .vj riKr,i I f! J. ' 1 i , '.'' 'lt. ' .-tV if, .,V " -, - I l,sj .... 1 . 4 ' " 1 f ' t ' .iy'tr'V A- l'.J ' .1 I ..i i-'i-.'. ", -s ' i '., . , "I I u's -.-,. - ' . J ! : . - ' N C ' ! 1 i ' ' -J HEART OF HIS TOWN Mayor 1. R. Patterson' extends an arm in gesture of invitation to Prescott Street, Kemptville's main artery and the heart of the bustling town of 2,100 persons. Truck Driver Loses His Driver's Licence PEMBROKE (Staff) Michael Belanger, 25-year-old Renfrew truck driver lost his licence for nine months Thursday when he pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge. It had been reduced from a charge of impaired driving. Driving a soft drink truck. Belanger "took a curve too fast" on the Mud Lake road July 15 testified OPP Constable Gabriel Csrpentier. About 75 cases of empty bottles fell from the truck but Belanger drove on and was later arrested in impairment. Magistrate S. C. , night. Platus fined Belanger $50 and costs. BLAST TOLL RISES RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Seven persons died in Wednesday's explosion In the nitroglycerin storage section of a Brazilian army munitions factory at Piquete. Sao Paulo state, the war ministry announced Thursday. Wednesday the ministry said the toll was one dead and tour missing. The announcement said 42 persons were injured, six seriously. WINNIPEG (CP) - The third session of the 27th Manitoba Stating the case bordered on legislature prorogued Thursday complete selection and service, on fountain pens and desk sets 2N SPARKS STREET BILLINGS BRIDGE PLAZA CAR LING WOOD PLAZA GET THEM. NOW!! 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