THE EDITOR'S PAGE His Hobby: Newfoundland • Calvin C. Smith of West Newton, Mass.. has never been to Newfoundland but he knows a lot about it and is going to know a lot more. In fact he is likely to become an authority on the subject of ewfoundland. for he has taken the study of this Island as a hobby and devotes most of his spare time to reading everything he can lay his hands on that refers to his favorite topic. His interest in Newfoundland. he says. is due to the fact that both his wife's parents were born here. "I fear that I have become a veritable pest at my wife's relatives in and around Boston looking for ewfoundland books, etc." he states in a letter to Atlantic Guardian in which he requests still more information about Newfoundland and mentions historical facts and place names as familiarly as though he were visiting here all his life. Mr. Smith has had correspondence with Newfoundland members of Parliament, the Tourist Bureau. and others. "The response to my letters has been wonderful," he states. "The native hospitality which I have read about in your people has evidently not lessened with the years... In addition to writing letters for information he has made the acquaintance of many Newfoundlanders living in the Boston area to all of whom he has made known his avid thirst for knowledge ofNewfoundland. From some he has rounded up back copies of Atlantic Guardian and in this connection his comment is eloquent. "The reading material in these little magazines is beyond description and any attempt on my part to describe the joys of reading them would only show the poverty of my vocabulary." Our ardent Newfoundland fan in West Newton says he is looking forward to the day when he can spend his vacation in "Your beautiful Island." Meanwhile he is fast building up a wealth of information on Newfoundland and at the same time is acting as a sort of unofficial goodwill ambassador for this Province in his home area. Because this is so interesting and unusual and with the thought that some of Our readers might want to write to Mr. Smith and add further to his knowledge of ewfoundland, we are giving his address in full. It is: Calvin C. Smith. 98 Warwick Road, West Newton, Mass., U.S.A. • In this issue we turn the spotlight on yet another town Stephenville. which is now Newfoundland's third largest. Harmon Air Force Base. which is close by and which has helped greatly in making Stephenville the boom town that it is today. is also featured in the article by special correspondent. Robert Moss. Our thanks to all who co-operated in the production of this feature. The generous support of advertisers reflects the civic pride shown by the people of Stephenville in their fast-growing town. -E.Y.
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