Posts Tagged ‘montreal star’

“Paris Mobilization Orders Posted,” Montreal Star, September 26, 1938. Page 04.

Read Full Post »

“The Wolves Scent The Eagle’s Prey,” Montreal Star, September 24, 1938. Page 08.

Read Full Post »

“One Reason Germany Slows Down,” Montreal Star, July 23, 1938.  

“Here’s the situation in Czechoslovakia as another major crisis seems imminent because of Sudeten German disapproval of the Government effort to compromise the ‘racial minorities’ problem.  There have been warnings that any effort to impose the plan would create a ‘dangerous situation’ – meaning possible invasion of Czechoslovakia by Germany to ‘protect the rights’ of Czechoslovakians of German extraction.

The map shows how the hardy Czechs would meet any such invasion.  The little republic’s 2500-mile frontier – touching hostile territory all the way round except for 150 miles bordering friendly Rumania – is heavily and cleverly fortified.

Military experts believe that despite the comparatively small size of the

Czechoslovakian army, any invasion across the three defensive lines built by the Czechs would be made at heavy cost.”

Read Full Post »

“Santa Class Arives at Eaton’s Saturday,” Montreal Star, November 25, 1932. Page 40.  

Read Full Post »

“Two Montreal Grand Champions,” Montreal Star, November 22, 1932. Page 11. 

At the top is ‘Crooner of St. Margaret,’ judged the champion cat at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto.  It is owned by Mrs. Hugh Heasley, of Westmount.  Below is the grand champion pigeon, a silver pygmy pouter owned by E. T. Jefffrey, 5505 Queen Mary Road.

Read Full Post »

“Going To Yucatan,” Montreal Star, November 21, 1932. Page 13.  

“Mrs. Edna Robb Webster, author of ‘Occasional Wife,’ plans to be one this winter.  She is leaving her husband and children early in the new year to make her second trip into the Yucatan jungles to hunt for relics of ancient Mayan civilization, a subject on which she is already a recognized authority.  This time Mrs. Webster also will attend the annual carnival, in Merida, the capital city, because she is making a comparative study of ancient and modern culture in Yucatan.”

Read Full Post »

“Riding Forward Backwards; A Peculiar manner in which to attempt to reach his goal.” Montreal Star, November 12, 1932. Page 10.

A soldier face towards but rides away from Disarmament and Peace on the horse of International Reconciliation.

Read Full Post »

“Five Bullets Fail To Halt Fugitive,” Montreal Star, November 11, 1932. Page 03.

Read Full Post »

“Montreal Honors Its Glorious War Dead At Solemn Ceremony,” Montreal Star, November 11, 1932. Front Page.

“Today the grey granite Cenotaph on Dominion Square was the centre of Montreal’s Remembrance Day activities.  Here 10,000 people saw in the empty tomb the monument to soldiers who left this city for the front, never to return. Here is a picture taken by a Star staff photographer during the impressive memorial service this morning.” 

Read Full Post »

“I was through the penitentiary riot: Inside Story about the Outbreak at St. Vincent De Paul Last Friday,” Montreal Star, November 9, 1932.  Page 01 & 02.

A first hand account from a lifer / old-timer prisoner in Quebec’s federal prison, St. Vincent De Paul Penitentiary, relates a narrative of the recent riot.  In contrast to earlier reports, and to the official statements of the Minister of Justice and the Warden, this narrative stresses that no escape attempt was made, that the conditions of the prison are intolerable (note the lengthy section on the lack of cigarettes, which also sparked the riot in Kingston) and that the riot leader, ‘Jazz’ Crosby, “just wanted to get an inquiry.” This story is suspiciously similar to one published several days later in the French-language tabloid Le Petit Journal.

Read Full Post »

“Another World Championship,” Montreal Star, November 7, 1932. Editorial Page. 

“Including yesterday’s general election, Germany has fought forty-six diet, presidential and other elections in the past few years.”

Because the problem in 1932 was that Germany had too much democracy, apparently.

Read Full Post »

“Outremont and Verdun Honor War Dead / War Dead Are Honored At Annual Ceremonies,” Montreal Star, November 7, 1932. Page five.

“Annual Remembrance Day ceremonies opened in Outremont and Verdun yesterday.  The top photo shows Outremont’s annual tribute to the war dead in the Outremont Park….The lower photo shows the wreath placing ceremony before the Verdun War Memorial, La salle boulevard and Wellington street, which took place yesterday morning.”

Read Full Post »

“Winnipeg ‘Dumping’ Its Unemployed Here,” Montreal Star, November 3, 1932. Page 03.

“Mayor Fernand Rinfret, who is also member of Parliament for St. James division, has been asked by the city to make a formal protest to the Minister of Labor against the action of the City of Winnipeg in shipping carloads of unemployed to Montreal.  The Executive Committee today wrote to the mayor to this effect and also wrote a letter to the Minister of Labor protesting against the manner in which Winnipeg is allegedly ‘dumping’ its unemployed here.

Toronto Protests.
The city of Toronto, it was learned by the Executive, had registered a similar protest and would also demand that the practice be stopped.

Last night a train arrived in Montreal with a large number of unemployed aboard.  They had been put on the train by the city of Winnipeg, questions elicited with passage paid to Toronto or Montreal, and with 15 pounds of provisions to do them until they reached one or other of these cities.

On arriving here the unemployed flocked to the refuges, 15 going to the Meurling, and 45 being found at the Vitre street hostel.

On seeing this unusual influx of newcomers, Albert Chevalier, superintendent of relief, began an investigation, with the result that the men told their story.

Found Solution.
Winnipeg, it seemed, had found a bright solution to its unemployed problem by advising the men, according to their stories, to board trains for Toronto or Montreal, ‘where they would be looked after,’ the men said.

The city, the men also added, provided free transportation and food.

Winnipeg Explains.
Winnipeg, Nov. 3 – (Star Special) – About 240 stranded eastern Canadian harvesters who were taken off trains here on their way home after ‘riding the rods’ was stopped on Oct. 1, were returned home by the Dominion Government – this is explained by Col. George C. Maclean, director of unemployment relief for Manitoba, that the work was done by his department and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  In every case it was established that the men had homes to go to in the east and would not become public charges because they would go to their own people.

Totals sent from here were 70 to Montreal, 80 to Toronto, 11 to Windsor, 3 to Quebec, 11 to Hamilton, 18 to Ottawa, and the rest scattered all over eastern Canada.

‘The shoe is on the other foot,’ stated Mayor Ralph H. Webb. ‘From 30,000 to 60,000 men from Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces came west to find harvest work during the summer, and the majority are still in the west,’ he declared.

‘They are still here and we shall have to keep them.’

Read Full Post »

“English Women Join In March / Police Arrest New Marchers’ Leader,” Montreal Star, November 3, 1932. Front Page and Page 2.

“A Contingent of Englishwomen who joined in demonstration in London against the ‘means test’ for unemployment relief.  They were photographed on the road at Rugby as they marched on their way to the Metropolis.”

Read Full Post »

“Bogus Priest Gets Ten 5-Year Terms,” Montreal Star, November 3, 1932. Page 03.

“James Carson Will Serve All Sentences Concurrently.

James Carson, alias Carter, alias Callaghan, bogus priest, who, as ‘Father’ James Callaghan, garbed in cassock and clerical hat, pleaded guilty to 10 charges embracing passing of forged cheques and securing or attempting to secure merchandise involving in all $42,814, was this morning sentenced to five years in St. Vincent De Paul Penitentiary on each charge by Judge Tetreau.  The sentences will run concurrently.

Carson had little to say beyond making a request that the time he has already spent in jail be included in his sentence.  His wish was denied and he left the dock without demonstration.  

In passing sentence, Judge Tetreau reprimanded the accused for treating his arrest and record with levity, which, however, Carson denied.

Bad Record.
“You have a bad record,” said His Honor, “and the one redeeming feature about you seems to be that you fought in the war.  I have, however, no sympathy for you.” 

“Carson, you have played a despicable game.  Under the guise of priesthood you have tried to hide your identity.  You also used a name which is an honored one here.”

The accused interrupted to delcare that he had no idea that there was ever a priest named Callaghan in Montreal. “I did not assume the name on that account,” he said, “although I admit the charges against me are true.”

After reviewing Carson’s record and noting that at least 20 additional charges against him had been dropped by the police, Judge Tetreau sentenced him.”

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »