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Page 26 THE QUODDY TIDES 14 December MACHINIST MA TE on the Aztec in 1917. Who is he? ;,,qg ab, II] gr TROOPS TAKEN FROM A TRANSPORT by the crew of the U.S. Aztec in 1917. DENNYSVILLE Mrs. Candice Touchette and children Robert, Mark, Jason and Shelly visited her mother and sister in Massachusetts over the Thanksgiving holidays. The second printing of my book has arrived and is being sold at various stores in Eastport, Pembroke, Calais, Woodland, Lubec and Machias. Rosalie Lund of Jack- sonville, has some on hand for the western part of the county. Christmas is almost here. Many local folk took advantage of the fine restaurants at Thanksgiving time. As for your reporter, well, we had a little goulash and some bread pudding so we consumed those left-overs. John Longmore took off for East Mea- dows, Mass. for a dinner with his children. Nancy home after an extended stay in the Calais Regional Hospital. Many of the local folk have called on her in her neat and cozy little home. We, on Blueberry Hill were pleased to have for callers, Florence Johnson of Robbinston, Margaret Mains of Pembroke, and Fred Kent of Marion. Fred walked up here which is quite a feat for an elder- ly gentleman. Then, along came George Cox of Woodland and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Colon Morrison of Mar- ion prepared a full Thanksgiving dinner, packed it in containers and drove off to Bangor where they ate the feast with their daughter, Judy Morrison, at her apartment at the Eastern Maine Medical Center Com- plex. Judy, a nurse at the hospital, was on duty that day so the mountain went to Mohammed. Mrs. Nellie Jones spent Thanksgiving with her daughter, Goldie Robinson, at Machiasport. We note the passing of Mrs. Kathleen Egar of.Milltown. Mrs. Eagar was an aunt to Mrs. Eileen Cox. AN EXCITING NEW ', ,' LIFE TONIGHT. YOURSCANNER $129.95 HEADQUARTERS OVER 1,000 CRYSTALS L IN STOCK : III $99.95 g HAND HELD $129.95 8TP0000SCANN00 ...... Lay Away for Christmas DOWN EAST EL ECTRONICS  139 MAIN ST. - CALAIS, MAINE (207) 454-3737 Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Cqx, Jr., attend- ed the funeral of Mr. Kenneth Cox in Woodland last Monday. Mr. Cox was born in Marion, son of George Cox, but his fam- ily moved to Woodland when he was of school age. The Dennys River Leisure Club met last Thursday with one guest present, Mrs. Gerry Kinney of Eastport. We had the usual pot-luck dinner, fine as usual. John Longmore was voted in as temporary Treasurer, until our treasurer, Evelyn Hodgdon, comes home from the Bangor hospital. Mary Mahar is the volunteer kitchen governor for December, with many hands to aid her. Beano and cards were enjoyed. We missed two of our. regulars from Pem- broke and await their homecoming. Vera Jewett of Machias, another member, has flown away off to Florida for a visit. We noticed the names of the following students from our area, on the Shead Memorial High School honor list: All A's or High Honors: Sheril Sprague, a Senior and Alton Jones, a Soohomore. A's and B's or Honors: Cindy Cox, Susan Maker, Seniors; Scott Howard, Robert Jamieson, Juniors; Gladys Curtis, Lorie Hayward and Bonnie Sprague, Sophomores; and Wendall Jones, a Freshman. (If I have missed a name, let me know.) During World War 1 in 1917 or 1918, perhaps some of our Canadian neighbors will know the exact date, an English trans- port ship, the City of Vienna, struck a hidden object and sank off Halifax, N.S. with 1,400 Canadian soldiers from Mon- treal aboard. Not a life was lost. Harbor and patrol boats rushed to the rescue. A U.S.A. patrol boat picked 697 of the soldiers from the water. She was the Aztec and a picture of her with the lucky men accompanies my news. Aboard the Aztec was a Machinist's Mate, whose picture is shown. Can anyone identify him? I believe he was, or is, from the Edmunds.D ville-Marion area. Well, the deer season is a thing past just now. Not many of the fle als were taken around here. On Sur just after the season ended, John L, more and Helen Warren met two b on the County Road leading to Mat and others have been peeping from hiding places. Tagged were:' 45 by ( Lingiey (over 90 last year); 15 by 1 ice Lund (23 last year). On Wednesday evening, Noveml: the members of the Dennysvflle-Ed Congregational Church held a surpr birthday party in honor of "Ron" horst. Mr. Windhorst has been servi: interim pastor since last November. dition to serving as pastor, h e has I conducting adult Sunday School el Bible study, prayer meeting and ch small gift was presented as a token, members' appreciation for his excel services to the church. Ice cream an cake were served. On Sunday afternoon, Decembe The Gospelaires, a singing group fro Fredericton, N.B., presented a cone gospel songs at the Dennysville-Edr Congregational Church to a large an appreciative audience. A reception held at Hinckiey Point Clubhouse ir iately after the concert. Many than the ladies who cooked for the occas and a special "Thank You" to Me, lw Downes who worked well beyond tl of duty to make ready for the oeeas Members of the church are working to prepare for this year's Christmas Concert. The Sunday School enrollment c ly is 58. Harry Lingley is Clerk. *1=** =1 Here's one heard at the Leisure C meeting last week. As usual, I know Cont. orl p, THE COUNTY of COMMERCE URGES YOU TO STOP and SHOP with the Merchants of Washington County / where they service what they sell THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT ! Think of your gas tank and Your Pocketbook Don't take a long journey to the big city if you can get it here. Joseph P. Lind President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce