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Page 36 THE QUODDY TIDES 9 November, I984 /e;" /7, hy Wes Eaton STANLEY SAVAGE During the early stages of purse seining Clarence Matthews and his crew, and - Emery Matthews and his crew, set the first purse seines in the Bay of Fundy (accord- ing to my information).Along came ano- ther man from Wilson's Beach by the • name of Stanley Savage. There were more, but this is meant to be a tribute to a self-made man. Start seined for H. W. Welch Ltd. and the writer was skipper of the Adeline Greenlaw. During approximately a three- month period in winter he put 1200 hhds. (twelve hundred hhds.) aboard the Green- law• He called one day and wanted us to go to Dipper Harbour. We didn't get any fish and he said, "You will gain it back this winter"• He was as good as his word. Now, Stan is sick and we are all sorry to hear of it. LIGHTERS There was a time when all the sardines packed in Eastport went through the port of St. Andrews• It wasn't uncom- mon to see as many as five freighters in the Passamaquoddy Bay at one time. Among these lighters were two which had deck houses, one was named the Otis and the other, the Ludlow. When they filled the deck houses, the ships be- came top-heavy, causing one of them to capsize in the tide off Clam Cove Head. All the sardines (canned) were spilled in- to the Bay. There were sardines floating everywhere and natives with power boats or dinghys were out picking up sardines. Guess we had a steady diet of sardines. Another freighter, the Eldorado, went ashore below Northern Harbour and smashed up in a westerly. SCHOOL DAYS During the period when the writer was ten to sixteen years of age, I was janitor in the local school house. It is next door to where we now live. The pay I.received was two dollars and fifty cents per month. My chores included splitting kindling in the back shed, being there at seven- thirty a.m. to warm the school room by nine o'clock. The windows were lowered to change the air and desks, including the teachers desk. had to be dusted• A water cooler had to be f'dled from the well which was below where the present local store is located. After school was out, the floor was swept, there was no such thing as dust bane, so dust was everywhere. The late John Garnet was school. treasurer, and he loved to nag, resulting in several trips to his house about one-half mile from where we lived, before getting my two dollars and Iilty cents. It was harder work to get the money than it was the janitoring. John nick named me "Dunner". My friend and I liked to smoke, we rolled our own. The tobacco was called Eskimo so another nam named me "Eskie" and my friend was called Mo". DEER ISLAND Tom Stark, evangelist, has returned to his home in North Dakota after holding very successful revival meetings at the Church of Christ, Leonardville, during the week of October 21. While here he was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. Dennis Hirschau er. An Open House will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tewksbury in Leonardville on Saturday, November 10, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the occasion being the celebrating of their 60th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Barteau left this week for Toronto, Ont. where Milton will undergo treatment for his arthritis• Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Scott McNeill of St. Stephen on the birth of a daughter, Angela Dawn. Paternal grand- parents are Mr. and Mrs. Stan McNeill. A fellowship supper was held at the Lord's Cove Church Hall on Saturday, October 27 with a good attendance• Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Horton of Saint John spent Thanksgiving with her sisters, Misses Edwina and Carrie Cline. Get well wishes to Mrs. Clarence Paul who is a patient at Charlotte County Hospital. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. George Mrs. Joyce Silvaggio Tel. 747-2117 (Sonny) Noble whose marriage took place recently in Back Bay. Mrs. Noble is the former Viola Mitchell• Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coe of Eastport, Me. spent some time recently with Misses Edwina and Carrie Cline in Richardson. Mrs. Geraldine Rogers, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Farris, left for Florida last week by car. Mrs. Rogers will be spend- ing the winter there while Mrs. Farris will return home next week. Mrs. Phyllis Mitchell is enjoying a visit in California where she is visiting with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Blair Lambert have re- turned home after spending some time in Toronto, Ont. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Stuart were over- night guests of her niece and husbands Mr. and Mrs. Harold McShane in Mill- town, N.B. last week. Mrs. Herbert Richardson has been transferred from Saint John Regional Hospital to the Charlotte County Hos- pital. She is wished a speedy return home. GRAND MANAN ,om page 35) Blake Ingersoll, Seal Cove, have returned home after undergoing surgery in the Saint John Regional Hospital. Other Grand Mananers who have been patients of the same hospital include Melvin Brown, Herbert Macaulay, Brian Bleumortier, Dorothy Dean, Mollie Shel- ton, Patricia Green and Madeline Avery. All are wished a speedy recovery. Mrs. Emma Parker of Castalia has re- ceived word of the deat of her sister, carolyn Stanley in Calpella, Calif. on October 24. Sympathy is extended. The pupils of the Castalia School 1937-1939 held a Hallowe'en pot luck supper party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Lambert, Castalia on Octo- ber 29. The Legion Ladies Auxiliary plan to operate a Thrift Shop of good used clothing in the near future. It will be open one day, or perhaps two a week, and located in the old Woodwards Cove post office. Mr. and Mrs. Reg Cline of Robinston, Me. have visited Mr. and Mrs. Percy Har- vey of Woodwards Cove. Sympathy is extended to the family of Mrs. Ida Gordon of Sea(Cove, who I I [IA j0110tta b r 17, t veY) Jol Her ) veaI, v ir0000 thelJ, C0nfli c SUrV (ttoope 1011ott sanfor' port, J' Sl0r' and Fr gandV Fu Funer Kenne iating. ry, E chaffe tion; i passed away on o"'ber 31 .at the Grand [ I Chu' Manan Hospital. Mrs. Go, n had recent- | ly moved to the Grand Manan x,_;n˘  [w- Home and was in her 97th year. Douglas Zwicker of Castalia is a patient of Saint John Regional Hospital. Members of the Grand Manan Legion • are taking orders for Florida oranges and grapefruit. This is on a trial basis, if successful, they will continue through the winter months with the project. Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Hilary Morse, R.N. of St. Steph- en, widow of Owen Morse of White Head and Castalia. Mrs. Morse was a for- mer matron of Grand Manan Hospital. Sympathy is extended to the family. Miss Annette Taylor, student at St. Andrews Community College, has visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tay- lor on the weekend. Annette, a graduate of Grand Manan High School is studying Computer in Banking and Finance. Mrs. Leon Small attended the Retired Teachers of Charlotte County Associa- , tion luncheon meeting held in Milltown, N.B. on October 25 and also visited with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ross in St. Andrews. LAW OFFICE LAD,ESWEAR • MEN'SWEAR MICHAEL F. WILSON FAMILY FOOTWEAR LEYCESTER D. D'ARCY, O.C.  , Main Street  \\;. FUNERAL .jaerz/ott[ St. George, N.B.   HOME MONUMENTS P.O. BOX 367 167 WATER ST. i CEMETERY LETTERING 0 ST ANDREWS N B PHONE 755-281 .... 4 MAPLE AVE.- LUBEC. ME• STONE CLEANING PHONE (506) 529-3104 Please call Calais 454-3141 and REPAIRING for understanding, courteous 3 Steamboat St. - Cala,s, Me. family service. Tel. 454-7553