Thursday, September 16, 2010

Election light

SCHRUNCHINS
A daily taste of Newfoundlandia

“Dear Sir—Now that the evenings are beginning to close in early, I think it is high time for some of our public-spirited citizens to get together and see that our streets on this side are properly lighted at night. Quite a number of the men in this locality are mill workers, and their work calls them out in darkness. It should be an easy matter to get a few lights placed on our streets so that the people of this section may be able to move about at night in safety. I have often heard it said that people can get almost any public utility they want when an election is at hand. Your truly, Flashlight.”

Humber Herald, Corner Brook, September, 1928.

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