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Looking Back: Remember 12
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 12 February 1996
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Remember when:

*Garfield Barjarow was often called upon to chauffeur Lindsay's Hon. Leslie M. Frost during Frost's tenure as MPP for Victoria & Haliburton counties and in the years he served as Premier of Ontario.

*Two different forms of a penalty shots existed in hockey. There was the Minor Shot that a player had to take from about 30 feet (marked by a small red line) away from the goalie and then the Major Shot where the player could skate right in on the goalie such as he does in to-day's rules.

*The Watchman Warder used to print a column that was of great interest to its' readers and always appeared in every month's first publication.

I remember the first time Stan Pitts told me to go over to the Town Hall and ask for "Bill" Allely and obtain the list of the "Matches, Hatches and Scratches" that had taken place during the preceding month.

I was at a loss as to what I was going to get but, being a keen rookie scribe, I proceeded to the Town Hall to fulfill my publisher's orders knowing Mr. Allely would understand what Pitts was referring to.

Mr. Allely soon set me straight as to what terminology I should use in the future when asking for this information. "You politely ask for the list of Marriages, Births and Deaths" he told me.

*Muriel Warrian, Myrtle Mackey, Clare Carew, Elaine Fee and Lois Green were the officers of the L.C.I. Athletic Club.

*Beryl Williams took first prize for coming up with the following Limerick:

An L.C.I. student one day,

Found his hair was falling away,

Though his friends were unkind

He replied "I don't mind

As long as my brains don't decay."

*"Billy" Aldous operated a British-American Service Station at 220 Kent Street just west of Sussex. The business was known as "Aldous Tire and Battery Service" where Batteries, Tires, Vulcanizing, Ignition Service and Windshield Wiper Motor Services were his specialties.

*Back in 1935 O'Loughlin's Dry Goods and Fur store was located at 53 Kent St. W. and Hirsh's Ladies Wear and Millinery Shop was at 44 Kent St. Eva and Marjorie Court offered permanent waves at $2.50 and $3.00 while Shampoos and Finger Waves were available at 50 cents. A Marcel was a mere 35 cents, all available at their Beauty Salon at 59 Wellington St.

*Drury's Grocery store, located at 49 William St. N. used a slogan "We deliver what you want, when you want it." All you had to do was call 310 and leave them your order.

*R. Ivan Moore and Lorne W. Jordan were partners in a law firm known as Moore and Jordan. Lorne Jordan was later on to become Crown Attorney while Moore was appointed a Magistrate.

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Looking Back: Remember 12