History: As we saw it – June 24-30, 2021
Every Thursday we feature in this space a week of individual pages randomly selected from editions of The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Whig-Standard or The Daily British Whig from our extensive digital archive, which dates back to 1834.
This can be the front page or any page of any edition, but our primary focus will be on the 20th century, as digital editions of older newspapers are often unreadable.
We also offer you, our readers, the possibility of selecting a page from the past that you would like to see reproduced. Just email us at [email protected] and we’ll see if we can accommodate your request once that date arrives.
If you have a link or comment to any of the stories on these historical pages, we would love to hear from you via the same email address as above.
This payment covers the period from June 24 to 30.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 1 of the June 24, 1924 edition of The Daily British Whig.
Of interest: The most ingenious means ever employed by smugglers to smuggle alcohol and gin in large quantities with hardly any chance of discovery had to be abandoned because of the excessive heat. Huge motor trucks loaded with ice are commonplace on highways and were never disturbed by Prohibition Enforcement officers, but each truck carried hundreds of gallons of gin and liquor in cakes from hollowed-out ice cream with a glass cover. No captures were made, but the melting ruined the ruse.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 1 of the June 25, 1984 edition of The Whig-Standard.
Of interest: A dozen people formed a human chain on the Kingston waterfront during the dramatic rescue of an Ottawa man, his wife and their two young children from a sailboat that had been swept over the rocks at about 15 feet from the shore. More than 100 people stood ready to watch each member of the family lift off the boat and either carried or helped land in the rough water. The sailboat, a 32-foot Contessa, encountered problems when a storm, according to Coast Guard officials, was of “windy proportions.”
Click here to view a readable copy of page 12 of the June 26, 1954 edition of the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Of interest: Elder’s Beverages went all out with a full-page ad to announce the opening of their “brand new home” at 671 Montreal Street, and invited the public to visit the modern day bottling operation. “As always, our factory is open for public inspection. Especially now, since we have built a whole new building and installed new equipment, we invite you to come and see it for yourself. … You don’t have to make an appointment. Come see us anytime during opening hours.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 11 of the June 27, 1945 edition of the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Of interest: On April 1, 1945, a message was sent to the brigadier. DH Storms of the Canadian Army: “It’s all over. And through 300 miles (500 kilometers) of pipeline across the English Channel, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Rhine to Germany, hundreds of tons of gasoline spurted out. … The message culminated in the efforts of British, Canadian and American engineers, born from an idea in 1941: the pipeline.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 1 of the June 28, 1919 edition of The Daily British Whig.
Of interest: The (World War I) was officially ended with the signing of the (Treaty of Versailles) with Germany. The period meeting in the Hall of Mirrors began at 3.10 p.m., and the German delegates, the first to sign, affixed their signatures at 3.13 p.m. They were followed by the American delegates, at the head of President Wilson, then by the plenipotentiaries. of Great Britain and other nations in alphabetical order.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 1 of the June 29, 1938 edition of the Kingston Whig-Standard.
Of interest: The mandatory retirement of all male civil servants at 65 and female civil servants at 60 was recommended today in the report of the House of Commons Special Committee on the Civil Service. … The current compulsory retirement age in the public service is 70 for both men and women. … The report also recommended continuing the practice that “no married woman should be employed, even temporarily under her maiden name”. These restrictions were not lifted until 1955.
Click here to view a readable copy of page 2 of the June 30, 1876 edition of The Daily British Whig.
Of interest: “Tomorrow we celebrate the ninth anniversary of the birth of the Dominion, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific… people will rejoice in the event. The day has become an anniversary of a truly national character, and by all classes it is generally observed with fervor and patriotism. Even then, the village of Bath was showing its patriotic identity and was one of the many recommended excursions. “Bath will be having a gala day… there should be a lot of spectators from this city. “