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From The Gleaner Archives May 17, 2023

150 years ago

Thursday, May 22, 1873

PLANTS FOR SALE: Early and late Cabbage, Red Dutch, St Denis & Drum Head, Cauliflower, Tomato, Cucumber, Melon, & Tobacco Plants. Rob’t Goodfellow, on Ridge Road opposite T. Biggar’s, Danskin’s old place.

IMPORTANCE OF THE ART OF COOKERY: The man who pretends to despise the art of cookery, the woman who holds it beneath her to study it – let the first be held for either a fool or an impostor; the last for one undeserving of a good husband and a happy home…

THE DAYS: The very darkest day wears at length to evening, and it is of no avail to chide, meantime the slow-paced hours. It is a beneficent provision of nature that we cannot grieve perpetually, if we would.

125 years ago

May 19, 1898

CHATEAUGUAY: We have a sand pump working near the railway bridge. It seems that the sand from here is much esteemed in Montreal. They are able to fill a barge every day. I am not prepared to say how many hundred bushels there will be in a barge.

100 years ago

Thursday, May 24, 1923

THE RESPONSIBILITY IS YOURS: Specialists may develop and improve various breeds, but the standard pf a country’s cattle depends on the efforts of the farmer in this direction. ARE YOU DOING YOUR SHARE? We are glad to assist any responsible farmer who requires financing. The Canadian Bank of Commerce.

WHEN THERE’S A GRAFANOLA IN YOUR HOME, It’s easy to entertain if friends “drop in.” Just play some records that they haven’t heard, song hits from stageland, new dances by famous orchestras, gems of opera and concert. With a Columbia Grafonola and Columbia Records you can hear all the music of the world.

 

75 years ago

Wednesday, May 26, 1948 [The entire front page is dedicated to “Ormstown Exhibition News.”]

New and Larger Midway for Exhibition is Attraction this Year: No fair can be called a fair, if it has no midway… The midway attractions are being provided by Model Shows, and twenty railway carloads of shows and amusements of various kinds will be unloaded and set up on the space designated for this purpose.

Improved Grounds Make for Bigger Fair This Year: … Probably the most important change this year is that the race track has been moved farther back onto a new piece of ground that was purchased about two years ago. … To further assist in eliminating congestion, a by-pass has been built under the new race track and cars can drive under the track to the new parking space without interfering with the races or stopping while horses are running. The by-pass is a two-lane driveway and thus traffic can travel both ways… The Grandstand has also been moved over to the racetrack.

Memorial Arch: The main entrance which patrons to the Ormstown Exhibition will pass through on June 9th until June 12th is in the form of a Memorial Arch built to commemorate those who fell in World War 1 from The Ormstown District. The fund that was raised to build this Archway, was contributed to by the people of Ormstown. It makes an imposing and beautiful entrance to these grounds and serves as a reminder to all who pass under it that Ormstown remembers its sons and the sacrifice they made. … Immediately inside the gates is the dining room which is now operated by the Ormstown Community Centre War Memorial Committee, an organization formed since the end of World War II to raise funds for the purpose of erecting a suitable war memorial to the memory of those who served in this more recent war.

50 years ago

Wednesday, May 23, 1973

CATTLE PRICES ARE HOLDING UP WELL AT SALES: There is a steady demand from United States buyers, a number of whom were on hand at last week’s auction in Saint-Chrysostome. Good calves brought firm prices. Auctioneer Lyell Graham got 80 cents a pound for a quality Holstein heifer which weighted in at 86 pounds. Another in the same category drew 68 cents for 130 pounds.

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