IN THE NEWS – Midland 60 years ago this week. November 1954

2006 0020 0869YMCA annual fundraising campaign starts Monday, goal $8,000.00. Phiat Club members, formerly the High-Y Grads Club plan their part of the drive. L to R, Grace Edgar, Helen Laidlaw,  Mrs. Ross Thompson (Doreen), Mary Arbour, Elaine Gerow and Eleanor Chornoboy

First snowfall of the season greeted Midlanders on Monday morning.

More than $1,000.00 has been contributed by North Simcoe residents to the Hurricane Hazel relief fund.

Midland pair sentenced in Barrie court for their part in an attempted robbery at the Hitching Post Restaurant in Wasaga Beach. The third member of the gang was shot by the proprietor and was found dead on his Fitton Street kitchen floor by Midland Police.

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Growing Midland Industry – Fuel oil delivery tank built for standard truck bodies by W.E. Daniels Welding Service. A 1,500 gallon tank with 150 feet of self winding hose.

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Canadian first for Midland Industries Limited – believed to be the first and longest piece of six inch polyester pipe ever extruded in Canada is readied for delivery to the new Canadian Name Plate Co. Ltd. plant being constructed on the waterfront. 200 foot section only weighs 450 pounds, one-ninth the weight of steel pipe and will be delivered on dollies drawn by a light truck.

At the Midland & Penetang Dominion Stores, Richmello bread is .15 cents, prime rib roast is .49 cents/pd, Florida oranges are 2 dozen for .45 cents. Also advertising  for “Ungraded Eggs Wanted” we pay highest market prices for ungraded eggs.

Circle B Dance Pavilion on the Midland Penetang Road (now Vinden St.) advertising dancing every Friday and Saturday night featuring Beauchamp’s  Orchestra, admission 50 cents.

J.M. Wallace & Sons selling Blue Coal, phone 88.

Playing at the Pen Theatre, “Francis Covers the Big Town” with Donald O`Connor, Yvette Dugay, Gene Lockhart and Francis the talking mule.

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