COMPETITION TOUGH Judges for the Snow Queen content in connection with Perth’s fifth annual winter carnival had their work cut out for them Saturday night as you can see. Left to right, the seven finalists were Betty Taylor, Miss Arnprior; Jeanette Latimer. Miss Perth; June Ann Argue, Miss Carleton Place; Kathleen Downey, Miss Almonte; Beverley Walsh, Miss Renfrew; Sylvia Dixon. Miss Sharbot Lake and seated, the winner and Miss Eastern Ontario for 1958, Marilyn Allen, ID, of 142 Beckwith Strecl. Smiths Falls.
1958 Almonte Gazette
Miss Kathleen Downey was chosen as “Miss Almonte High School ” at the regular meeting of the Almonte Lions Club held in St Mary’s Assembly Hall on Tuesday evening in the form of a banquet at which time the six contestants in the contest were guests of the club. Judith Scott placed second and Marilyn Robertson third in the contest which was jointly sponsored by the Almonte Chamber of Commerce and the local Lions Club.
Others vying for the honour of being the “queen” were Gayle Mohr, Dorothy Walters and Donna Rintoul. Col. E. D. P. Taylor, president of the Almonte C. of C. was present and said that this was the first time that Almonte had ever been entered in a contest such as this. He said the winner would now go to Perth for the contest when the winners from the various towns participating in this event would try for the title of “Miss Eastern Ontario.”
His Worship, Mayor George Gomme presented the winner and the two runners-up with suitable gifts for their part in this affair. The Mayor was acting on behalf of the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce in this capacity. Under the chairmanship of Lion Harry Gunn the judging was done by Mrs. Angus Morrison, Almonte; Mrs. Clarke McGlashan of Bell’s Corners and John Robertson of Ottawa.
In the contest points were given for the following: Poise, Personality, Dress, Natural Beauty, Academic Standing, Athletic Prowess and Outside Interests. Guest speaker for the evening was John Clarice McGlashan, of McGlashan Silverware Limited, Bell’s Corners, who was introduced by president Ward McGill and thanked by Dr. Jim Coupland.
The speaker who attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Conference on “Labour Management Trends,” gave a brief but interesting talk on the subject. One of the topics brought out in his talk was on “How to live, with Unions and vice versa.” Lion Stewart Lee, speaking for the committee in charge of the annually sponsored Public Speaking Contest, announced that the event this year would be on Friday, Jan. 31st when the contestants would battle it out for the T. A. Thompson Trophy and the Almonte Lions Club prizes.
The area finals are to be held in Smiths Falls in early March. Dr. Otto Schulte, speaking on behalf of the gathering, thanked the ladies of St. Mary’s Church for catering to the banquet.
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