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Page 38 RON RUSSELL, Postmaster of the North Head, Grand Manan Post Office, explains the workings of the post office to a group of grade 5 children. North Head Post Office marks 120 years The Post Office at North Head cele- brated its 120 birthday this year, having been first established in 1859. Post office records show that during this period of one hundred and twenty years, seven post- masters, including the present incumbent, served the office in this capacity. They were E. Gaskill 1868-1971, H. C. Seeley 1882-1888, Clara C. Seeley 1888-1912, Benjamin Gasldll 1912-1914, R. S. Law- son 1914-1940, Della Mabel Parker 1944- 1944, J. Clement Wilson 1944-1950, Ronald Burton Russell 1950 and still in service. The post office, which is now housed in the federal building constructed in 1938, was previously located in a private dwelling which is now the Compass Tea Room. To honor 120 years of service to the community a reception was held at the office on November 27. Representing the Post Office Department were Mr. A. Greene, district director for New Bruns- wick and P.E.I., Mr. Dan J. McNutt, manager Public Affairs for N.B. and P.E.I. districts, Mr. Hugh Graham, post master of St. Andrews, Mr. Norris Hayward secretary to Fred McCain, MP, and post- masters from the island villages. The reception opened with Mr. Greene welcoming the visitors. Mr. Hayward pre- sented Postmaster Russell with a scroll and plaque, inscribed with the names and dates of the postmasters since 1859 which is to be hung in the post office. Mr. Dan McNutt presented first issue stamps to Elmer Wilcox who had helped with his- torical research of the Island postal service. Postmaster Russell presented assist- ants Shirley McGuire and Dorothy Griffin with plaques. Mrs. Mildred Russell, post- master of the Woodwards Cove post office presented Elmer Wilcox, secretary of Grand Manan Museum, with a very old let- ter scale for the Grand Manan Museum collection. The morning before the reception Island school children were taken on a tour of the North Head post office. Also, Hugh Graham presented Rue Ingalls of Seal Cove with a plaque commemorating his forty-five years of service as Island mail driver. Following the afternoon reception, coffee and sweets were served. A large number of the Island community took advantage to tour the North Head Office and honor this historical occasion. 00asen's6r0000ir0000Is _t i[ and we wish to thank our customers I1[111 for their patronage during 1979. Haley LumberCo.. Ltd. /]IL  Mrs. Arlene McDowell, Rep. 7 Grand Harbour, Grand Manan, N.B. " Tel. 662-3421 , THE QUODDY TIDES 14Deeemlr,.l! , GRAND MANAN " I .... : Tel. 6624114 ROTARY SUPPER AND AUCTION LADLES AUXILIARY MEETING Grand Manan's recently formed Rotary The regular monthly meeting ofthe Club held a very successful auction and Ladies Auxiliary to the Grd Ma supper at Grand Manan High School on Branch No. 44 Royal Canadian II Saturday evening, Dec. 8. This initial pro- was held at the Legion Hall on  It ject is geared toward the purchase of an ber 4th. l audiometer and telebinocular for the use The President, Arleen Green, 16 2 of the public health nurse, and lead in the opening ceremon 1 r[ A delicious lobster chowder prepared call was answered by 15 members md ] and served by the Rotarians and their the minutes of the last meeting rel, t wives, was enjoyed at six o'clock followed An application for membership fir by the auction. Following supper and be- Lenny Kley was accepted and she  I fore the auction, Lloyd Ingalls, president installed as a member, t of the Rotary Club, welcomed the large Treasurer Eileen Somers gave the ! f gathering and introduced the guests from ancial Statement for the month of hie 1 the St. Stephen Rotary Club, Jack Lay- ber. t cock, St. Stephen Mayor Robert Jackson Christmas gifts for the Auxiliatys tl and George McKim. adopted vet and a local vet at Ridgew  President lngalls then called on Mrs. were discussed and money was votl n Carol Guptill, our district nurse, to ex- the Sick and Visiting Committee fat It : plain the uses and fuctions of the audio- same. Helpers were solicited to padtt d meter and the telebinocutar which are Christmas boxes for veterans and AIi , used for testing the eyes and hearing. In iary members over the age of 75. tt her talk, Mrs. Guptill said the two instru- It was decided to assist the Leg mentswould be a great asset as it is only a float for the Grand Manan SantaQm ( possible to get these instruments once per Parade on Dec. 15th. year from Saint )ohn for testing, partic- Final plans were made for the ularly school children, to be held at 6:30 p.m. New Year'= J Following Mrs. Guptill, president Ingalls for Legion and Auxiliary membefnt called on Mayor Robert Jackson of St. lowed by the December Legion ml Stephen and George McKim who spoke and entertainment. ] briefly and brought greetings from the St. Election of officers for the year 1' 1 Stephen club. Guest speaker, Jack Laycock was then held with the followingb it$ was then called on and gave an explana- eleected: President, Arleen Green;lll Igu tion of what a Rotary Club is and their Vice-President, Frances Johmton; Gt work. He explained that Rotary Inter- Vice President, Madge O'Neill; Trjl mtl national is the association of Rotary Eileen Somers; and Executive M 0 Clubs throughout the world and local Alta Cunningham, Helen Bass and I1 ti] clubs are part of the international organi- Francis. The Secretary and ,omm r. zation. These clubs are committed to will be appointed at the January m Gr community service as well as at interna- Following the closing,, ceremoni,iF a tional levels, lunch was enjoyed and money ree,iW .& Following Mr. Laycock's address from the members' Christmas sockli, sl everyone in attendance looked over the counted. The January meeting willbl I0l various items before the auction began. Tuesday, Jan. 8th, due to the first To tGrl Harry Stanley was chief auctioneer of the day being New Year's Day.. " many items donatedby various business HEART FUND MEETING , : the establishments. He was assisted by Larry A meeting of the Grand Marian a [on.' ant Daggett and George McKim. Bidding was ter of the Canadian Heart Fund will lace sharp and most items sold, for over their November 21 at the home of the i Ice marked value. Mrs. Elrnlna Cook, Seal Cove. In all The audience enjoyed the auction and ance was Mr. Galbraith of Saint Jol xp the whole undertaking was a marked suc- manager of the New Brunswick  lg tot a cess The infant Grand Manan Rotary Mr. Galbraith reviewed the paR, h Club should beproud of their effort and year's work of the chapter and coag out[ congratulated for a job well done. If they lated the president and committ0 az: continue in the same manner with other job well done. The annual drive fl l- projects and foster ideals, the Club should will be held as usual early in the nel Ider be a great help to the Island in many ways. Cont. on PI'XI k "II on tel, A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year ' to all of our friends and customers and we wish to thank you for your patronage DALZELL'S DRUG SERVICE North Head, Grand Mcmcm, hi. B. d- a m 00>easen's 600eel00inss to our Customers & Friends and Thank You for your oatronage this year. UNITED MARITIME FISHERMEN, Ltd. INGALL'S HEAD, GRAND MANAN, I