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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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Ration Calendar Pation coupons due tomorrow are built R15, sugar preserves S22 and ami M4(j. Coupons still valid thr iif. r. butter RIO to R15, sugarpicsi: vt SI to Si 3 and meat M40 to M40. What, no rain today FIFTY SIXTH YEAR, Vol.

No. 14 CIIILLIWACK, B. WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 19 16 FOURTEEN PAGES $2.00 PER YEAR Plants Work to Capacity 4 (EMUhttark mm 2000 Ton fCrop At Peak districts will reach peak proportions this week despite ex Wlth an adequate" supply of crates and barrels on hand, local processing plants are working to capacity to handle the crop. Friday was top day for Pacific and Yarrow Co ops, the former processing 44 tons that day, and Yarrow 430 barrels. In addition, Pacific Co op has shipped 75 tons to Fraser Val ley Frosted Foods in the past two weeks, and an equal amount to New Westminster freezing plants.

J. C. Krause, head of Yarrow Co op, stated Monday that his plant has packed 400 tons of its 1000 ton share of the huge United Kingdom order for raspberries in S02 solution. With the cron peak expected to extend to another 10 days, Mr. Krause believes that the plant will have no difficulty in filling the whole order.

Due to the unseasonal rains, shipment of berries to the prairie fresh fruit market has virtually ceased. The berries have absorbed too much moisture to reach the market in good condition. Prunes in the district are report ed to be in good condition, and a 200 ton crop is expected. Two Youths Await Sentence Sentence for Marcel Van Styven dnlp and Alhert Mapmilev. formerly slated for Monday was postponed for another week.

The two youths were found guilty of breaking and entering Fort Hope garage June 4 when they appeared before Judge Harry Sullivan in county court, New Westminster, Tuesday, July 9. Judge Sullivan found Van Sty vendale guilty, partly on his own evidence. Van Styvendale took the stand and declared he was in the Jtar at Hope and that he had seen 'the other youths put packages of cigarettes in the car. "You knew the goods were stolen queried A. W.

Petapiece, Crown prosecutor. The accused said he did. Albert Macauley pleaded guilty to breaking and entering. Melville Mayberry and John Kneller were acquitted by Judge Sullivan, owing to lack of direct evidence con necting them with breaking into the garage. Kneller and May berry stated they had been given a lift to Hope and were picked up later by the two other youths and were unaware of breaking and entering during the interval.

A charge of being in possession of burglars' tools at Haney on June 5 wag dismissed. Better Weather doming Maybe Residents who have been con cerned with the precipation in the first two weeks in July will be interested to know that there was no rainfall in July last year until after the middle of the month. According to the law of averages the remainder of July this year should be bright and sunny. Here is the weather report for this week: Max. Min.

Rn. Wednesday 76 Thursday 63 Friday 72 Saturday 72 Sunday 70 Monday 65 Tuesday 71 .30 .17 Total rainfall in inches 1.05 Delegation Savs i Ask For Permanent Requesting elimination of capital charges and a reduction in maintenance charges, a large delegation of Chilliwack and .6 nva sented what Dean F. M. Clement, commissioner in charge of provincial enquiry into was a very fair summary of their contentions at the municipal hall Thursday morning and afternoon. Prominent farmers and municipal officials presented a united front on the question.

The hearing started at 9:30 p.m., adjourned for lunch and finally broke up at p.m. J. Pitcairn Hogg, Vancouver barrister, was counsel for the com lission. S. Leslie Brlce, clerk of the township presented dyke cost figures and charges on land In the Chilliwack area at Dean Clement's request.

The SunuH delegation aSHertrd that dairy farm land could not pay the charges which the gov ernment proposed to make. Mu uicipal taxes were increasing and while no attempt was made to have the maintenance charge eliminated, the delegation, headed Berry Garages Change Service Special appeal for public co operation in instituting the 44 hour week for garage and service sta tion employees is made by automo tive association officials. In an advertisement on page 10 of this issue, the garage men state that the new provincial hours of work regulation is complicating their operations considerably. Garages and service stations are a 48 hour week, plus special night and Sunday hours taken by stations in rotation. To comply with the new hours law, operators are running only "emergency crews" Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

On both these afternoons major mechanical Jobs cannot be carried out, On Sundays and evenings up to I 9 p.m., one garage and one service station is open in Chilliwack to accommodate tourist business and emergency local calls. In the municipality, four zones have been established and service will be available in each zone evenings and Sundays. In a series of advertisements de signed to familiarize the public with their problem, garagemen will list week end stations open in each issue of The Progress during summer months. Receives Cachet Envelope Jack Vowles this week received a letter from his parents in Weston, Super Marie, England, in a cachet envelope bearing the special cachet of the first flight from Preswick, Scotland, to Vancouver marking Vancouver's 60th Diamond Jubilee. New Roads, Drains, Sewers 1 of Community Center Work Progressing Work is progressing on the development of adequate traffic and parking facilities leading to the community center at the Fair Grounds.

Spadina avenue between Mary and Main has been widened ten feet by reducing the boulevard width and uprooting trees. The street will be paved to a width of fifty feet. Between Mary and Cor bould, the center boulevard has been narrowed and between Cor bould and Stanley, where the center boulevard has been eliminated, gravel has been laid. Development of a 100 foot road on Corbould between Hodgins and Spadina is going ahead. The road will provide for more parking space and will also allow a greater volume of traffic to use the street as an exit from the grounds.

A new sewer line will be laid to service the buildings which will constitute the center and a surface drain has already been put in along Corbould. Additional parking facilities and building sites will be i Charges Excessive dyking and irrigation costs, said by Fred Toop, said that the dyke charge should not exceed $2.25 an acre. Municipal taxes now amount to about $3 an acre and a large number of speakers believed that dairy farm land could not stand a tax of over $5 an acre. Maintenance and capital taxes combined on Sumas land run between $7.88 to $3.74. Among those testifying were Mr.

Toop, Reeve Alex Hougen of Sumas, E. W. McPhail, clerk of the municipality; Charles Murray, W. Fadden, Charles Gibbs, Colin Blacklock, Fred Zink, Councillor Clarence Newby, Peter W. Wallace, Bruce Dixon, dyking commissioner.

The Sumas delegation's brief was as follows: It is not our intention to go into i i viK vf i the name of Spontaneous applause came frnr. the crowd attending the unveiling service at RCSME Sunday after His Excellency Viscount Alexander pinned the Order of the British Empire on the Pacific Coast Militia Ranger tunic of Col. A. Coote, the Fraser Valley's well known "old soldier." The respected and beloved veteran of two wars stood before the governor general while Maj. General H.

F. G. Letson, CB, CBE, MC, ED, referred to his World War record and of his return from the Royal Observer Corps in England in World War 11 to organize the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, which he became area commandant in 1941. Col. Coote's "devotion to duty was an inspiration" and he gave unstintingly of time and money, the citation declared.

His Excellency took the order from the cushion held by Maj. Gen. B. M. Hoffmeister, pinned it on Col.

Coote's left breast. The black bereted figure hustled down the path from the cenotaph into the crowd to receive a host of congratulations, announced "The worst thing I've ever had to do You're all alone, you know." provided by levelling of land in the grounds between Hodgins and Spadina along Corbould avenue site for tennis courts is being cleared and levelled. The whole area will be gravelled. The job is expected to take several weeks. The city has also prepared Wellington between Mary and Main for full width parking which will provide better parking facilities in the downtown area.

COMING EVENTS Thurg. July 18 251 Roller Skating. Cultus Lake. Friday, July 19: Dunce, Riverside Pavilion. Fri.

July 19 20: Strand, Leave Her to Heaven." rri. Sat. Mon. July 19 20 22 24: Dances. Cultus Lake.

Mon. Tuea July 22 23: Strand. The Fifth Chair" and "Rockill' ill the Rockies." Wed. July 24 35: Strand. "Blondie's Lucky Day." Friday, July 26: Technocracy Lecture, Masonic Hall.

Saturday, July 27: Circus, Fair Grounds. for Dairy Farms Sumas Dyking Charge ancient history in this brief but eet a PrPer, penpect Ive it will be necessary to refer to past events to some extent. When the present scheme was first proposed the engineers sent out by the then provincial government and some government representatives stated that the sejleme would cost $1,500,000.00, later raised to $1,800,000.00. We were given to understand that the sale of the Sumas Lake, lands when reclaimed would provide sufficient funds to take care of the capital charge, and that maintenance only would be required from the property owner. It is not necessary to go into the factors leading up to increased cost of the scheme and the difficulties encountered in disposing of the lake lands.

These lake lands have now been all sold and the purchasers relieved from capital charge are paying $2.25 per acre per annum maintenance tax on land, the whole value of which is due to the Dyke While under the 1946 levy much of the land that was farmed before Ail. i as1 n.iSi in 6i I'msc His Majesty Even Toronto Heard Story 1 1 1 i a ck's "championship" cherry pie eating contest July 1 hit the front pages of The Toronto Star recently, with a special article concerning the victory of Mayor J. P. McCammon of Paris over his nephew, Chilliwack's Mayor Theo. McCammon.

Complete with a picture of "the champ," The Star had the following story via its Brantford cor reapondent: Mayor J. P. McCammon of Paris, has been crowned the new cherry pie eating champion of Canada, or at least that part of it centering about Chilliwack, B.C., where, with no holds barred, he whipped B.C. cabinet ministers and his nephew, Mayor Theodore Mc Cammon of Chilliwack. Men of Mayor McCammon'i town, while shouting bravos, are inclined to think that somebody held back a little to let their chief magistrate, who perhaps is the smallest chief magistrate in Can ada (he weighs about 96 pounds) take the title.

He is not much higher than a cherry pie, the deep cherry pie, that is, that theV make in British Columbia. "I won," said Mayor McCammon in a letter back home, "and it was a lot of fun." "Without too much modesty, Mayor McCammon reported the pie eating competition went on "on the main stage" with practically all Chilliwack looking on; but he said he never batted an eye as he lit into the pie with full vigor. Chief hazards were errant pits he hit every now and then. These he rid himself of like a machine gun spitting bullets." Mayor McCammon of Chilliwack received the news of his uncle's front page burst in a communication from T. P.

Knight, 197 Laugh ton avenue, Toronto. Mr. Knight enclosed clippings for the inayoi's perusal. To San Francisco Colin C. Johnston leaves by air for San Francisco Friday, to at tend an insurance convention in that city.

Trip is In the nature of an award to Mr. Johnston by Parsons, Brown Ltd. of Vancouver, general insurance underwriters, whose lines Mr. Johnston handles. the dyke is compelled to pay greater levy where the benefits are manifestly less.

Under the 1946 levy the capital charge has been increased over that previously set by adding accrued interest, thus the interest is compounded to this extent. While it is true farming conditions have improved in the last few years we have no guarantee that these conditions will continue and would suggest that in considering ability to pay that the present favorable conditions be considered alongside the unfavorable conditions of the 30's. We would also point out the great benefit derived from the Sumas dyke by the provincial government in construction and maintenance of the Trans Canada highway. Further the elimination of the mosquito pest benefitted a much greater area than that otherwise affected by the dyke. A large share of the produce of the valley goes to feed the starv I ing people of Europe and a con fCotitimied on Page Three) "A i Col.

H. L. Meuser, OBE, the director of the corps of Royal Canadian Engineers (right) welcomes His Excellency, Viscount Alexander, governor general of Canada, to the Royal Canadian Scene Dominated 2000 Attend Ceremonies A crowd estimated at 2,000 military ceremony at the Royal Engineering here Sunday atternoon wnen ins excellency, Visrnunt. Alexander, bronzed, bemedalled. handsome governor general of Canada, unveiled All Carried out with all the precision and pomp of which the army is capable, the vice regal visit was extended to an hour and a quarter and was dominated by the trim figure, pleasant voice, soldier like carriage and easy personality of one of the Empire's most famed fighting men.

Alighting from his maroon con vertible touring at 3 p.m., Their i Excellencies were welcomed by Col. C. N. Mitchell, VC, MC, officer commanding RCSME and Mrs. Mitchell; stepped into a circle comprised of hundreds of Chilliwack people and visitors, high ranking military officers from all parts of Canada, cadets, CGIT, members of the Canadian Legion.

After taking the royal salute from a sixty man guard of honor under Capt. G. A. Carmichael, His Excellency inspected the guard, stopped and chatted with several of the men. In welcoming His Excellency to the camp.

Col. H. L. Meuser, OBE, director of the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers, pointed to the strong ties which RCSME has with sappers of the Empire. It was fitting, he said, that the memorial should be built here because "every sapper in service will spend some time here, either in training or as an in structor." Viscount Alexander, in unveiling the memorial, referred to the "magnificent men of this great corps" who were "unsurpassed in 1914 18" ana whose "gallant, distinguished and important role" in World War II was exceeded by none.

"They have been in the forefront of battle. I can pay them no greater tribute than to say they are frontline soldiers." His excellency pulled the cord which freed the flag draped over the memorial. After bestowing the Order of Officer of the British Empire on Col. A. Leslie Coote (see adjoining column) His Excellency stood for the dedication ceremonies perform ed by HCapt.

H. Hargreaves, HLt. Col. W. C.

Mawhinney. HCapt. Park, HLt. Col. A.

J. Schimnowski and HCapt. L. S. Ritza.

Wreaths were laid on the cenotaph by the officers and men of the camp, the city of Chilliwack and the Canadian Legion. The vice regal party drove to the officers' mess, enjoyed tea, and Viscountess Alexander was presented with a gold brooch from the mess. The brooch was a Royal Vi i fltt'23 i sA honor to welcome to day School of Military Engineering for the unveiling of All Sappers War Memorial here Sunday afternoon. His Excellency with cane) Maj. Gen.

B. M. Hoffmeister, CB, CBE, DSO, ED, By Famed Empire people witnessed a colorful Canadian bchool ot Military Sappers' War Memorial. Canadian Engineer's badge in miniature, mounted on a gold bar pin and was made from nuggets of gold mined at the camp's placer mining claim, at Texas creek. The governor general received a painting of the memorial done by Maior J.

W. Davies, second command at RCSME and a well known artist. The picture shows Promontory in the background and Liumchin mountain bathed in the rosy glow of the setting sun. Presents were also made, in absentia, to the three vice regal youngsters a pair of beaded moosehide moccasins for 13 year old Rose, beaded moosehide gauntlets for nine year old Shane and five year old Brian. A number of prominent visitors and local citizens were presented to Their Excellencies.

A number of distinguished visitors who were flying from England to represent the Royal Engineers at the ceremony failed to arrive when all Constellations were grounded by U.S. air authorities. In the vice regal party were Maj. Gen. B.

M. Hoffmeister, CB, CBE, DSO, ED, Group Capt. Mc Nab, CBE, DFC, RCAF, Com Cof. Mitchell Trip OC to Inspect Alaska Road Lieut. Col.

C. N. Mitchell, VC, MC, will accompany Brig. G. Walsh, CBE, DSO, officer com manding the northwest highway system back to Whitehorse, military headquarters of the system The trip will be made in army vehicles over the Alaskan highway.

About 250 miles a day is the planned rate of progress for the trip. Also accompanying Brig. alsh will be Maj. Gen. F.

F. Worth ington, CB, MC, MM, GOC Pacific command and Col. H. L. Meuser, OBE, director of RCE Domestic note to living in White horse according to Brig.

Walsh is the price of 30c a quart for "not very fresh" milk, brought from Edmonton. A policy aimed at eliminating "shack towns" on the fringes of organized municipalities, and at the same time providing better facili ties for people in these areas, was announced Monday by Hon. R. C. Macdonald, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

KM a Mi honorary aide de camp and Lt. Col. C. N. Mitchell, VC, Ma officer commanding RCSME, look on.

Over two thousand people witnessed the ceremony. War Leader nder o. McRae obe, com manding officer HMCS Discovery, honorary aides. Distinguished guests included Biig. G.

Walsh, officer commanding the north west highway system and formerly chief engineer. First Canadian Army; Col. H. L. Meuser, OBE, director of the corps of Royal Canadian Engineers; Col.

W. G. Swan, former command engineer officer, Pacific Command, wno was prominently connected wun tne planning for and con struction of the camp; Brig. E. C.

Plow, district officer commanding, M.D. 11; Maj. Gen. H. F.

H. Hertz berg, former commandant RMC; Brig. A. T. McLean, former chief engineer, Canadian Army.

Township 'Holds Line' on I No Extension Of Paving Plans No additional road paving will be undertaken this season, township council decided Saturday. A mile of surfacing will be laid on Sumas Prairie road in addition to the previously decided program. Residents along the mile of road will subscribe and donate an amount equal to one year's interest on the road cost at four per cent, it was reported. Petitions from residents on Ford street, Sardis, (420 feet) and 21 residents of School and Higginson roads, between Vedder and Chilliwack river roads, will be given priority in any road surfacing program undertaken next season. Council decision Saturday was that the outlay already incurred should not be exceeded this year.

XKW GARBAGE IUMP Many enquiries as to where refuse may be dumped without incurring a fine were reported by Reeve Richardson and by the municipal office. Council decided to have the dragline dredge moved Gravel from township stock pj. early this week to the new refuse Young road south, will be uva; dump at the foot of the mountain able each Monday until further below Promontory, where a plan of trenching and filling will be worked out. Dean F. M.

Clement, commissioner investigating dyking assessments as affecting farmers, wrote thanking council for courtesies extended and for valuable information supplied. Township public works staff will observe the new provincial 44 hour week, instead of the former 48 hour week. A request by Harry Preston for financial consideration in connection with ditch cribbing along a roadway will be investigated. Council Action On Closing I "Situation normal: all fouled up" continued to provide an acciujile description of store closing hours Die city this week as me: awaited council action on a pic i posed all day Wednesday ch.t.jr.g bylaw. 1 Over all closing for all lints i I business appeared a remote pi.s sibility today as a majority ol I tail food outlets was reported pared to ask exemption from lj.t Wednesday closing plan.

This morning 21 retail outlets in I the center of town were closed, a Progress poll showed. Open tn food stores, hardware store i r.d David Spencer depart 'tt r.t stole. A majority of eligible mere Is have signed a petition request all day Wednesday dosing these, along with a number of chants who want Saturday hiYA closing but who agreed to jib.i by the will of the majority, fut said to constitute more than 5 per cent of the eligible retail lets. If 75 per cent of the aeree on all dav Wednesday rk ing, council must pass a byl.i tc that effect. SIX OUT OF TEN Food store operators, are tn ever, planning to submit a stiitt ment saying that a majority them do not wish to be induced in any Wednesday morning clofir.g bylaw.

Aubrey Roberts, Vaiuxu ver, public relations counsel ici Safeway Stores, told The yesterday that six of the ten irod outlets were in favor of remawjjr.g open Wednesday morning, cli on Saturday night. "Safeway feels that food Ktcits are in a special category and whijt we do not want to interfere with the wishes of the majority, we feel that the wishes of the majority of food merchants should bf respected." The Safeway outlet here has been closed the last two Saturday nights, in keeping with the chain's fctn eral policy. Some stores continue to close tt 5 p.m., others at 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Some store owners endeavoured to secure joint action yesterday in an effort to settle what would be done about closing today but the situation this morning was little changed from what it has bten during the last year some stt res open, some closed.

Gallagher Bid Wins Harold Gallagher, Hope busline operator, will be given a temporary permit to operate a city trarjsit system from August until January, city council has decided. The question of a five year franchise will probably be put before ratepayers at the civic elections at year end. Surfacing ASK TAX REFUNDS Floyd D. Cussack who hat purchased property in the applied for a refund of the 515 school tax. Should the applicant have his property registered within six months the tax will lit r( funded, council decided.

A somewhat similar case was that of an applicant who has purchased a lot and is building a fit me in the city, but is at present a renter in the township. He pretested payment of the tax. Council decision was that he must pay the tax. and if his town propeity is registered in time, his $15 wjJ te refunded. notice.

Use of the gravel loader will be available each Monday. Through the neighborly rn sideration of John F. Klassen, on the Arlo Merritt farm, Chilliweck mountain, Harold Tully is to et a gazetted road to his property ircm the end of the Lickman road The road will pass through Mr. Klas sen's property close to his 'Ume site. Construction costs are to be met by Mr.

Tully. Coun. Newby was appointed to assist in locating the new road. Mr. Tully has been making persistent efforts icv many months to secure access to his hill property..

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