LindaThese photos are a scan of a picture I recently received from my sister Eleanore Eliopoulis. I put as many names to the individuals as I can remember but they are not all accurate due to the more than 60 years that have passed since that time. Some names that I think should be there are missing because I am not sure.. Faye Robertson, Beverly Emerson etc. I, of course, am not in the photo as (for whatever reason) I always managed to avoid these photo sessions. I don’t see John Clifford, Sam Saunders, Wayne Ormrod-
BUT there must be some of us left from that era that would be able to add some names. I will eventually get the photo to Jennifer-if she is interested, and perhaps it can be restored somewhat. From time to time I will go back to the photo as some name or other pops up for no reason, ie. I struggled over “Pauline Burns”, whom I recognized but for the longest time, her name escaped me but when I opened the photo this morning-there it was. I hope I am right. There are many others that I knew but still struggling with the names.
Like us all Larry and thank you and Eleanore!
Ray Paquette said:
Because of the technology available at the time, the picture was taken twice: the left hand side and then the right. This provided an opportunity for the late Bill Hendry to appear in his assigned position on the left then to quickly speed to the right side and reappear standing and smiling impishly, appearing in the photo twice!!!
The Soviet Union successfully launches the Sputnik 3 satellite on May 15th. The satellite carried twelve experiments into space and its mission was to study the composition of the atmosphere and cosmic rays while orbiting the Earth. At the time, Sputnik 3 was the largest satellite ever launched and it weighed nearly 3000 pounds. The cone-shaped satellite remained operational for 692 days before it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere in April of 1960, disintegrating upon re-entry.
Perhaps the most violent and certainly the most destructive hail, wind and rainstorm ever to pass over this section, wrought heavy damage this afternoon. At 4.15, the storm broke and for ten minutes there was a steady downpour of hail and rain, some of the hailstones being larger than walnuts. For another ten or 15 minutes after the hall ceased a deluge of rain continued to fall. The storm was confined to the section between the second and eighth concessions of Ramsay and petered out a mile east of Carleton Place.In this territory a vast amount of damage was done, grain and corn crops being cut down and laid flat on the ground and what appeared early today as a record crop is almost a total loss. In Carleton Place, a large electric transformer was burned out and many wires were blown down, causing a shutdown of power for a couple of hours, for almost half the town. In the path of the storm many windows were smashed but the greatest damage in this connection was in Carleton Place. At the High School, 127 windows were smashed, by hail, while in the Hawthorn mill, Godwin’s photographic studio and Morris’ greenhouse almost every pane of glass exposed to the west was destroyed.1938The damage in broken windows in the country was also very heavy. About a mile east of the town the high wind carried off the roof of one of the barns on the farm of W. E. McNeely on the eleventh line of Beckwith and distributed it over the fields for a distance of over 200 yards. All the wooden fences on this farm were also laid low by the force of the wind. In the farm homes of Samuel and William Burns on the western edge of the town, over 40 windows were broken. So heavy was the rainfall that a section of Bridge street was flooded for a time with water four and five inches deep on the pavements, only the brief duration of the storm saving a number of stores being flooded. Just about a year ago a similar freakish storm tore the roof off the Queen’s Hotel and dropped It on Bridge street, completely burying a number ofcars parked in the area.The Storm of 1938
Slight shock was suffered by occupants when lightning struck the home of Patrick Carroll on Union street in Almonte, during a violent electric storm Tuesday afternoon. Little damage was done to the house. A large power meter was shattered, halting operations for two hours, at the Peterson Ice Cream plant, when it was also struck by lightning. The downpour of rain was accompanied by hail and at Bennies Corners, four miles away, considerable damage to crops was caused. Numerous trees in the vicinity were uprooted by the force of the gale.
Baker’s Grove, near Almonte which has long been used as a playground suffered greatly due to the storm. Many tree roots were uprooted or broke and the whole place looked like “No mans Land’. Crops were flattened in many parts of the area.
Shortly after one o’clock Tuesday afternoon lightning struck the barn of Mr. Wm. Liddle on the fifth concession of Lanark township near Middleville and the fire which resulted quickly destroyed all the outbuildings and the entire season’s crop. Due to the rain Mr. Liddle-and the family were in the house when the crash of lightning was heard and on looking out the barn was a mass of flames. Neighbors quickly gathered but practically nothing was saved.
The windmill on the farm of Mr;. R. H. Rodger was blown down during the storm which swept over this community.
In 1937 an electrical storm worthy of Dorothy’s tornadoes roared into town in the early afternoon of August 20th. High winds literally ripped off the steel roof of the Queen’s hotel in Carleton Place. The roof just didn’t fly into the air quietly. It firmly deposited itself in front of the hotel on Bridge Street. Blinding lightening were followed by high winds and torrential rain.
Luckily only four cars had close calls from being partially crushed by the heavy metal that flew threw the air. The cars of Miss Florence MacIntyre and Mr. William Rathwell suddenly found parts of the Queen’s Hotel roof on top of their cars, but only sustained light damage. A portion of the roof fell on top of the car of Mr. Lloyd McGregor of Kirkland Lake who was just passing through town at the time. His car escaped with little damage.
On Rear Street five large trees were uprooted and fell completely blocking the street. There were many broken windows through town and when a tree blew down in front of Mrs. Robert Legerwood’s car she backed away from it only to have another tree fall in back of her. Mr. William Saunders of the same street had his car completely buried by falling trees and debris.
The Queen’s Hotel estimated the loss was about $8000 with the damage of the roof and the heavy rain which seeped through the rooms of the three-storey building. The storm put the complete electric service of the town out of commission for about three hours and some of the town was out until the next day. Owing to the shut-off in electric power The Carleton Place Canadian was not able to go to press until 9 o’clock that evening on the day of the storm.
When Clem David Henderson was born on September 14, 1933, in Carleton Place, Ontario, his father, Kenneth, was 28 and his mother, Mary, was 20. He had four children with Beverly Ann Arnold. He died on August 5, 2018, in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 84. His sister Diana Faye was born on October 22, 1938, in Carleton Place, Ontario, when Clem David was 5 years old. His daughter Shelley Lynda was born in 1961 in Lanark, Ontario. His wife Beverly Ann passed away in 2012 in Lanark, Ontario, at the age of 73.
Hi Linda When they got the time capsule from the CP high school there was a bottle in it with a paper inside, what was written on the paper? Thanks Jim Houston
Does anyone know?
Everyone thought Bruce Wilson had gone a bit crazy when he demanded the cornerstone of his high school be removed because he was convinced a time capsule was behind it. In November of 1998 they changed their minds. Two stonemasons clambered up scaffolding at the edge of Carleton Place High School and chipped out the stone inscribed with the date the school was built and the name of the chairman of the board on opening day 75 years ago.Nestled behind it was a cement-covered dry gin bottle, uncorked and empty with the exception of a tightly rolled, lined sheet of paper. The note, the newspapers and another note, which was tucked into a gin bottle – accompanying the capsule, were all so dry and tightly folded that they could not be fully read. And tucked behind it sat a sealed copper box, envelope-sized in length. “I was pretty happy to see they had found them,” said Mr. Wilson, a Grade 12 student. “Everyone had thought I was kind of crazy.” November 1998-The Time Capsule of CPHS
Donna Mcfarlane 1961 graduation ceremony was delayed until march 16 1962 until the addition was completed
Peter Bradley 1960, The last time I climbed up the tower before moving to England. The teachers were Miss Mullett, Miss Powell, Mr Lawn, Mr Thompson, Mr Lighthart, Mr Ross and Mr Palmateer. and I missed Miss Sinclair. (Go to the bottom of the class)
Peter BradleyGail Grabe Oh how could I Scuddy Sinclair and Latin and Ancient History. I still have the text books! Amo amas amat, Do, dara, ditty, datum!
Gail Grabe As I recall, history class was a guess as to which paragraph you would have to memorize in order to stand and recite verbatim as she went down each row. Occasionally she started with a different row…yikes!
Sandra Mailey Grade 13 departmental exams in June 1961, were written in Memorial Church Hall to spare us the distraction of the construction noise.
Sandra Mailey Our class graduation was the first to take place in the new auditorium …October 1961.
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston 1960 – first year of high school and the addition was going in. The biggest thing I remember is that stairs were still on the front of the school – that’s where we stood to get sorted out into grades!
David Flint the ‘vinyl village’ was just a field back then ….awesome pic
What did Paul become? Paul A. Keddy (born May 29, 1953 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian ecologist. He has studied plant population ecology and community ecology in wetlands and many other habitats in eastern Canada and Louisiana, United States.
Cathy and Paul Keddy, biologists and nature lovers, spent 40 years saving and borrowing to buy a square mile of Lanark County’s most natural land.
Now they have given it legal protection as a nature sanctuary for 999 years.
Part is an outright gift of land to a conservation trust. Mostly the land can stay in private hands, but without the right to develop it — a crucial protection as it is close to fast-growing Carleton Place.
“If I’m going to be run down by a bus on Rideau Street,” Paul said, “I’ll lie there waiting for the ambulance and be able to say, ‘All the salamanders and frogs and herons and ducks are looked after.’ ”
He’s only half joking. Paul is the author of books on wetland conservation, and he and Cathy own 70 hectares of provincially significant wetland within the overal 280 hectares.
M Terry KirkpatrickLinda I told a story of some work that Paul did in writing a letter to the Editor of the CP Canadian ca. 1970 in response to reports that CP kids were heavily involved in DRUGS (A kind of “Reefer Madness” thing). It was published as coming from me, at that time “Head Boy” at CPHS. Paul had written it and in Paul Keddy style had gone around gathering all the signatures, as they say doing all the “heavy lifting”. Only to have it credited to me. Maybe it’s still around. I also have a story about the campaign race for Head Boy in which Paul spoke immediately before me in the school auditorium.
Everyone thought Bruce Wilson had gone a bit crazy when he demanded the cornerstone of his high school be removed because he was convinced a time capsule was behind it. In November of 1998 they changed their minds. Two stonemasons clambered up scaffolding at the edge of Carleton Place High School and chipped out the stone inscribed with the date the school was built and the name of the chairman of the board on opening day 75 years ago.
Nestled behind it was a cement-covered dry gin bottle, uncorked and empty with the exception of a tightly rolled, lined sheet of paper. And tucked behind it sat a sealed copper box, envelope-sized in length. “I was pretty happy to see they had found them,” said Mr. Wilson, a Grade 12 student. “Everyone had thought I was kind of crazy.”
It was not as if Mr. Wilson had set out to find a capsule. It came about by accident while he was looking for material to put on the school Web site that he operates. As he was searching any archives he could find for a short history of Carleton Place High, he noticed suggestions that there was a time capsule embedded in the building when it was constructed, most probably behind the inscribed corner stone.
“The reports said there was an opening ceremony and they kept mentioning there was something behind the stone.” That was all Mr. Wilson needed and, since there were masons working at the school, he was able to persuade them to remove the inscription stone. At the very least, it would satisfy his curiosity. “We have no idea what’s inside them yet,” Mr. Wilson says, who hasn’t tried to find any students of the day because he believes they would be at least 88 years old by now.
That’s where Tim and Rosemary Campbell come in. They were contacted because they have some expertise in this area as well as great interest in anything historical About 15 years ago, they helped uncover the contents of a capsule at Carleton Place Zion Church. That treasure unveiled papers, coins and newspaper articles. “We have a background in knowing how to deal with things like this,” says Mr. Campbell who takes care of works of art at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa. “What we don’t know is what, exactly, is inside and that’s a bit tricky. If you don’t know what’s there you might damage something without meaning to.” That’s why they are waiting for an expert conservator. “This is unearthing something that hasn’t seen the light of day for a long time,” says Mr. Campbell. “We want to be sure we do it right.” It’s hoped the opening will be happen before Christmas.
So what did they find?
With a small tool, conservator Bob Barclay carefully loosened the seal of a 75-year-old time capsule found last month in the bricks and mortar behind the school’s cornerstone. The only sounds in the second-floor lab came from the clicking cameras of students documenting the scene. Mr. Barclay donned rubber gloves to protect the precious time-capsule booty and pulled out the following tokens from an earlier era: copies of two newspapers, dated from May 1923; a mysterious note nibbled upon by insects; and several coins of the day.
The note, the newspapers and another note, which was tucked into a gin bottle accompanying the capsule, were all so dry and tightly folded that they could not be fully read. The documents will have to be humidified and softened before people can read them, said Mr. Barclay, who specializes in conservation of musical instruments in his work with the Canadian Conservation Society. Bruce Wilson, the Grade 12 student who discovered the capsule’s existence during a research project, said the documents will be an exciting glimpse into the social climate of the day. Students will be able to learn about the sense of community that existed 75 years ago not only at the school, but around the world. “I thought it might just be historical information about the school,” Mr. Wilson said. “We found a lot more than I thought we would.” Between handshakes and broad smiles all around the room, teachers and students said they were hoping the bug-eaten note would help them understand why, and by whom, the time capsule was put together.
The first item Mr. Barclay pulled out was a copy of the Ottawa Citizen, dated May 9,1923. “Banking system does not cater to the masses,” read one of the headlines on the three-cent newspaper. It was a headline that could have been written yesterday, exclaimed one of the teachers, referring to the antipathy surrounding current proposed bank mergers. The next item was a May 3, 1923 copy of the Central Canadian newspaper, which advertised yearly subscriptions for two dollars.
The note came out next, and Carleton Place conservator Rosemary Campbell said she suspected it was a message from the people who put the time capsule together 75 years ago. Aside from some visible typewriter ink, the note was not yet legible. Six coins were hidden amongst the capsule’s papers. There were two pennies, one from 1876 and the other from 1920, a dime from 1917, a 50 cent piece from 1909, a quarter from 1902 and a nickel from 1911. The tarnished coins had Queen Victoria’s head on one side and the year and value stamped on the other. “They’re probably not worth very much because of the condition they’re in,” said Ms. Campbell. “But the coins are rich with historic value.” Mr. Barclay said it’s rare that time capsules are as easy to open as this one and that the contents are so well-preserved. “They’re lucky it didn’t leak because it wasn’t sealed very tightly,” he said. “It survived 75 winters in a place where it should have been affected by the weather.”
Principal Don Sykes says the school will store the items in an acid-free box underneath a protective canopy over the Christmas holiday. An attempt will be made in the new year to ready the documents. Mr. Sykes says the school plans to carry on the tradition and put together a time capsule of its own, which will be hidden in the wall of the soon-to-be renovated main lobby.
The story of high schools in Carleton Place is a lengthy one with many interesting sidelights. The corner stone of the present High School (Prince of Wales High School) was laid in 1923 and under it was placed a scroll containing the following information: The High School has made many moves since it was started, about 1848, as a Grammar School. The first building used was a frame one on the Central School grounds.