The Heritage Corner, Springhill Record

May 25th, 2016

Jan. 11, 1945 Springhill Record Sings In New York

    LAW Corrine Gillis, R.C.A.F. (W.D.) spent a delightful Christmas holiday in New York including a tour of the city.  At a Women’s Service Club she entered an amateur contest and won 1st. prize for her singing of “A White Christmas”, the prize being a pearl necklet. She was a guest also on N.B.C. Studios and was televised while singing “Together.”

    LAW Gillis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gillis, one of their talented young family, who have been singing together and as soloist for some time.

Car Crash This Morning

    A car driven by Donald Coleman, who works for Sears’ Taxi and one driven by Varley Quinn, of Parrsboro, crashed at the corner of Main and McDougall Streets this morning.  Damage to the Sears’ car was estimated at $100.00 and to Quinn’s $35.00.  Neither driver was injured.  Quinn was on his way into town and Coleman was returning to Sears’ home at the time of the accident.

Jan. 18, 1945 High School Girls Awarded Shield

    During the school term 1943-1944, the Stamp Club, consisting of thirty-five High School girls, entered a competition arranged by the R.C.A.F. Ottawa.  Successful competitors in this contest were promised an R.C.A.F. Shield and would have some type of air-craft named in honor of their town.

    Springhill High School was one of the four successful groups in Nova Scotia, having sold to pupils and citizens, War Saving stamps to the value of more than $10,000.  At the High School Classes in June, the beautiful R.C.A.F. Shield was presented to the School and last week pictures of the training plane (named) “Spirit of Springhill” arrived.

    The school is proud of these honors.  However, during the present school term, stamp sales are declining.  The girls can sell the stamps only when the public will buy from THEM.  Regular purchasers of large or small amounts could boost school sales by buying directly from pupils.  

    If citizens have not been investing in stamps or certificates, and are willing to do so, they may telephone the High School or 161 and a sales girl will call at the home or office.

    Following were members of the 1943- 44 Stamp Club:  

Fern Blenkhorn, Beverley Brown, Leona Barton, Phyllis Budd, Gloria Condy, Helen Cameron, Shirley Dickie, Annie Dill, Helen Gilroy, Hazel Gilroy, Audrey Hoeg, Morna Fear, Agnes Hayman, Diana Jones, Jean Letcher, Marion Mills, Shirley Mills, Audrey Matthews, Florence McPherson, Ruby McLeod, Eileen McDearmid, Pearl Newcombe, Olive Phillips, Doris Pugsley, Gertrude Smith, Carol Soley, Marjorie Smith, Owen Smith, Marion Withrow, Margaret Walsh, Velma Pettigrew, Elaine Ellis, Ethelyn Halliday.

    Letters of congratulations to the girls have been received from the Provincial War Finance Committee, the R.C.A.F. and the Air Craft Council.  

Feb. 15, 1945 Hear From Lloyd Roblee

    Mr. Myles Roblee has received but very welcome news from his son L Cpl. Lloyd Roblee, Prisoner of the Japanese; the last news having been received in June last year.  

The card Reads:

  1. “Dear Dad.  I am well and hope you are also.  Looking forward to hearing from you again.  Please write often if you can.  Best regards to all my friends.  I miss you a lot but hope to be home soon.”

  2. Lloyd

Lloyd Roblee and Jack Russell of the Royal Rifles of Canada were taken prisoners at Hong Kong, the latter being transferred later to Tokyo.  Their people have endured long anxiety, relieved, however, at long intervals by such brief communications as the above.  Many friends will continue to wish them a safe return home.

Apply For Charter

    Executives of the Canadian Legion met in their new hall Wednesday evening along with about seventy women.  Plans were completed for getting the Charter for the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion.  

    After the Charter is obtained, Officers and Executive will be appointed.


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