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GUARDIA - Memorial University of Newfoundland

GUARDIA - Memorial University of Newfoundland

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grams, boys' club work, air-age education program. Armed Forces' Day, mutual holiday activities, and inter-denominational religious activities. Many will recall that only a few years ago the distant isolated sections of the island could be classified almost as far-away places. People lived close to nature, a sort of a simple, humble, uncomplicated life, whose environment included gardens, trees and the ocean. Today we could find one such spot equipped with a runway two miles long, and it has become a scene of flying box-cars. globemasters, F-89 Scorpions. We mention Gander or Sydney, N.S. in terms of minutes: London. England, just a rna tter of a few hours. At Stephenville-Harmon we find people from practically every part of North America, and it tells a story .... how we work, play, eat together, belong to the same society. It speaks of human relations, a common cause, the common good, and most of all .... it speaks of the free world. ATLANTIC BRIDGE COMPANY LIMITED INDUSTRIAL AND MARINE ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA Specialists in Fish Plant Layout Design and Equipment Manufacture. Equipment installed for: BURGEO FISH INDUSTRIES LIMITED BONAVISTA COLD STORAGE CO., LIMITED FISHERY PRODUCTS LIMITED FISHERY RESEARCH BOARD FORTUNE BAY PRODUCTS LIMITED O'BRIEN FISHERIES LIMITED JOHN PENNY AND SONS LIMITED. Located at : ERNEST HARMON AIR FORCE BASE ELLISTON LaSCIE. ATLANTtC GUARDIAN

Voyage of Discovery 459 Years Ago This Month John Cabot Turned up Here pERHAPS no great figure in history has been the subject of so much controversy as John Cabot, the Venetian mariner, who, in his little ship, the Matthew, discovered the island of ewfoundland on June 24, 1497. Uncertainty and confusion meet us on every side when we read the known facts concerning the lives and accomplishments of Cabot and his son, Sebastian. One writer has called Sebastian Cabot "the sphinx of North American history" and anybody who endeavors to solve the innumerable perplexing ques- By MICHAEL P. MURPHY tions associated with the subject of the Cabots will admit thar this name has been most fittingly bestowed. Some learned writers attribute everything to John Cabor. others would put him aside and award all the credit of discovering the orch American mainland to his second son, Sebastian. Some historians even go so far as to state that the voyages of the Cabots are apocryphal, the discoveries pretended. and the whole question a mystification. However. most historians agree today that John Cabot deserves all the renown that is due ROSS MOTORS LTO. BUICK - PONTIAC - G.M.C. DEALER Corner Brook Extends Best Wishes to THE TOWN OF STEPHENVILLE JUNE, 1151 35

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