COAL can be had for the taking this winter in Lillooet, where the stuff normally costs $25 a ton. But you have to bring your own truck. The Santa Claus is Manfred McGeer, Vancouver lawyer associated with the Hat Creek Coal Mines of Lillooet. A flood on Hat Creek last summer washed the overburden from several thousand tons of good-burning coal not far from the colliery, which has not operated since before the war.
I read with interest and some confusion your article “Don’t Be Cruel to Your Steak” (Dec. 1),particularly that section devoted to the importance of searing (“searing is absolutely essential,” etc.). I have just finished reading a pamphlet “Cooking Meat in Quantity,” published in 1944 by the authoritative Livestock and Meat Board’s Department of Home Economics .
IN THE year 1803 William Conolly, a young Irish clerk in the service of the North West Company, who ultimately became a Chief Factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, married in the Rat River country in the West a Cree maiden named Suzanne. They were married, as the phrase went, “according to the custom of the country”— that is, without book, bell, or candle.
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