From the archives

A gramophone raffle, an unusual letter and a distracted sports reporter in this week’s archives

1909

Messrs. Brayden and Johnston are making things hum in Silver Creek. A big gang of men are at work and a large quantity of logs are being rolled into the river to be driven down in the spring. It would be hard to find a nicer or more good-natured crowd of men.

P. Ward of Canoe Creek was the lucky holder of the winning ticket which entitled him to the Victrola Gramophone, the drawing fo which took place in S. M. McGuire’s store on Saturday evening last.

1919

The moving pictures of the Conservative Convention held in Vancouver a short time ago will be displayed in Salmon Arm on Monday, Dec. 29, next. These pictures are excellent in every way and well worth seeing. Everyone welcome. Keep the date open.

1929

Mr. Ted Beech has joined the staff of the Bank of Montreal. His services to the high school basketball team will be sadly missed.

The matron of the hospital will be very pleased to receive donations of old linen and sheeting. The present supply has just about run out.

1939

I sat alone in the press box shivering and thinking of next summer when a sweet voice inquired if I was a reporter and if I would give her a copy of the score sheet at the end of the game. I gulped a couple of times and almost swallowed a toothpick I thought I was holding nonchalantly in my puss. Did you ever see a dream walking? But I’m supposed to be telling you about a hockey game. The Salmon Arm team was full of fight right from the start and both it and the Kelowna home team played some good hockey, though ragged in spots. The score ended in a tie, but the local lads showed they were much improved and should show up even better when there is ice available locally to practice on. Oh, yes, the sweet voice got her copy.

1949

A letter bearing an unusual address arrived in Salmon Arm Post Office last week. Post-marked Hazelton, Idaho, the envelope bore this inscription: “The Company who handles or sells Ford cars and tractors in Salmon Arm, B.C., Canada.” Only one guess by post office staff was required and the letter was placed in the box of Dearborn Motors. The guess was correct, the letter coming from a family passing through Salmon Arm last summer and needing some repair work done on their vehicle.

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