This Week in History: November 7

This Week in History features a selection of stories from the Arrow Lakes News archives.

Nov. 6, 1952

Your weekly Newspaper

The Arrow Lakes News, like every other weekly newspaper, is a business organization, providing a public service, for a profit. That is an accepted definition of a weekly.

In the nineteenth century, publication of weekly newspapers was the happy hunting ground of unsuccessful politicians, long-haried aristes [sic] and earnest souls striving for the uplift of mankind. The editorial department was usually the “highbrow” variety, while the mechanical department was entrusted to tramp printers. These latter were marvellous craftsmen, when they were sober.

The infant mortality among weekly newspapers was tremendous.

In modern times, the publisher of a weekly has be come a business man with a highly developed sense of publish service. The printers are respectable members of society, with the strongest union in America. Weeklies are now run on a business-like basis.

A paper must make profit for it must be subsidized. And no subsidized newspaper is free. The only way to have a free press is to have independent journals with have to look neither to state nor to political party and financial assistance. Therefore, to be independent, a paper must be a business organization making a profit.

The weekly is dedicated to public service, in particular, service to the community it serves. In every community in Canada, all worthwhile community efforts receive columns of publicity and editorial support. A weekly editor is usually automatically appointed as a publicity committee member for any campaign, be it Victory Bonds, Red Cross, salvage or community chest.

Therefore a weekly newspaper is a business organization providing a public service for a profit.


Chicken Shoot

At Burton Park on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Coffee Served – Burton Social Credit Group


Have you purchased your radio licence?

The obtaining of a new Radio receiving Licence is mandatory on April 1 or as soon thereafter as possible. Under the Radio Act, 1938, the Department of Transport is now only required to collect the licence fee from all radio owners but may prosecute where necessary to enforce the Act. – Department of Transport

Trustees report: Arrow Lakes Schools

The attending population of the district continues to increase, chiefly in the Nakusp and Lower attendance areas of the district. The present classroom accommodation is just sufficient to take care of the present attendance. At Nakusp, where two years ago we had two old classrooms available, now both theses rooms are in use for classes.

We reported to you last year that the Board intended to provide al the down lake schools with electric lighting. This has been carried out.

Arrow Lakes Hospital News

Almost emergency conditions were experienced at the hospital this weekend, with 14 inpatients in the various wards, including two new-borns.

The new arrivals and their mothers, Mrs. Louise Robson and Mrs. Charles Siska are coming along nicely.

Other patients are: Mrs. Helena Dicke, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Falkiner, Miss Rose Marie Masson, Mr. Fred Makortoff, Mr. Roy Wegner, Mr. Thomas Carpenter, Mr. Chris Hamling, Mrs. Clara Hirst, Mrs. K. Neubrand and Mrs. A. M. Taylor


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