Eclipse Oddities — 1932

Eclipse Oddities — 1932

Sept 1932Almonte

Back shops of old fashioned country printing offices have never been noted for their extreme cleanliness. There is nothing of an edible nature in these places and the printers go on the principle that composing rooms are useful not ornamental. This was pointed out in a delicate manner, Wednesday afternoon, by a business neighbour who is considerable of a wag. He came down town without his colored glasses and was unable to view the eclipse with any degree of comfort or satisfaction.

Happening into the back shop of the Almonte Gazette to tell the printers of his sad plight he chanced to look at the eclipse through one of the windows. “Well now isn’t that fine,” said he, “you don’t need smoked glasses to ^shield your eyes when you gaze at the sun through these windows.” He was soon given a pail of water with the other necessary equipment and told to “go to it.’’


Is morning nursing stiff necks as a result of “rubbering” at the eclipse Wednesday afternoon? For a couple of hours many citizens armed with pieces of film, smoked glass and amber spectacles stood gazing skyward with looks of owlish gravity on their faces. Mayor Comba viewed the solar phenomenon from the steps of the Bank of Montreal where the town overdraft is kept. He said he had hoped that as this was the end of the month the eclipse would be so complete as to obscure the municipal deficit for that afternoon a t least. He was greatly disappointed this was not the case and observed if complete darkness had fallen the utilities commission might have been induced to turn off the lights thus creating a bank holiday.

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01 Sep 1932, Thu  •  Page 19
The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
01 Sep 1932, Thu  •  Page 5

The Weekly Advance
Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
08 Sep 1932, Thu  •  Page 5

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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