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From The Gleaner Archives October 6, 2021

150 years ago
Thursday, October 12, 1871
Breakfast with Epps’s Cocoa
By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors’ bills. Made simply with boiling water or milk. Each packet is labeled “James Epps & Co. Homeopathic Chemists,” also, makers of Epps’s Milky Cocoa, cocoa and condensed milk.

120 years ago
October 10, 1901
North Georgetown
Work on the church is proceeding rapidly, Mr. Crawford displaying great energy and having a good force on hand. The replacing of the inscription or year stone, which stood on the face of the old building, is to be made the occasion of a little ceremony. The 50th anniversary of the laying of that stone falls on Thursday, and it is intended to place it on the new front on the afternoon of that day. The little ceremony will doubtless draw more than the congregation together, as the Revs Jas. Fleck, D.W. Morison, and P.H. Hutchinson have been invited to give addresses.

90 years ago
Wednesday, October 14, 1931
Huntingdon Town
A new screen has been installed in the Garden Theatre and the showing of Robert Montgomery in The Man in Possession on Saturday night was entirely satisfactory. The pictures were clear and the sound in keeping. The people attending the movies are particularly delighted to know that the screening and hall acoustic problems have been overcome. Mr. Shorey is now devoting his time to making further improvements on the general appearance of the interior of the theatre. The drapes for the windows have been purchased as well as 200 comfortable seats. The aisles in the theatre will also be carpeted. The attendances have been well maintained and now people from Ormstown, Howick, and Franklin will be coming in greater numbers.

60 years ago
October 11, 1961
Fire at Woollen Mills Tuesday night soon brought under control
The fire department received a call to the Huntingdon Woollen Mills at about 8:10 on Tuesday evening, for a fire which had broken out on the second floor of the building, in the Picker Room. The sprinkler system came into operation and helped to keep the fire under a certain amount of control and the Woollen Mills has its own fire brigade which was already on the job. The firemen worked to remove a large number of bales and waste, but the heavy smoke hampered their operations somewhat. The fire was confined inside the building and some damage was done to the inside and there was smoke and water damage. It was brought under control and considered safe at about 9 p.m. Damage is reported as approximately $100.

30 years ago
October 16, 1991
Dictator is National Champ
The MacAngus herd bull, Dictator, owned by the Sample family in Havelock has proven his superior breeding once again at the National Annual Cattle Show in Montreal on October 5, when he won the title of National Champion Angus bull. As well, on October 7 at the first National Interbreed Super Bull Competition in Montreal at the Central Market, Dictator was shown against Champion bulls of the five recognized beef breeds in one of the toughest classes for the beef bulls from across North America. Showman David Sample states that he was a nervous wreck during the competition as he had never exhibited in such a strong class before. Dictator was named the Grand Champion Interbreed Super Bull amid the applause of spectators, Angus and appreciative breeders alike.

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