Etc. -- C. B. Price sells newspaper
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A lightly edited news report on page 1 of the 10 Apr 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

The Haileyburian 
now without Price

(Timmons Advance)

Last week The Haileyburian announced that Mr. Ralph L. Davidson of Cookstown had purchased the goodwill and business of the paper from Mr. C. B. Price.

With every good wish for Mr. Davidson's success, The Advance believes he has difficult work before him to maintain 
The Haileyburian on the same original lines that have made it so widely read and quoted during the years that Mr. Price has has been editor.

Mr. Price has the uncommon gift of wit and humor -- the faculty of giving a happy and interesting turn to the most humble of paragraphs.

His columns were always leavened and livened by the saving graces of wit and humor, and some of his local and editorial paragraphs were gems.

For example, he once rebuked someone for suggesting that "Mr. J. L. Englehart made the T.&N.O." The Haileyburian insisted that Mr. Englehart did not make the T.& N.O. "The Lord made all creeping things," quoted the editor.

In his parting editorial, Mr. Price's humor sparkles again. "It is with reluctance," he writes, "that we remove our feet from the editorial desk and hang the office shears on the sanctum hook. During our four years at this desk and with these shears, we have used a lot of brains -- other people's mostly -- and we now thank them for their wisdom. We have told lies in our columns that were swallowed for the truth, and hundreds of truths that were accepted as lies -- so we are fairly balanced on that score."

Mr. Price's genial and original humorous touch will be much missed.


Mr. Price is a native of Norfolk, his home being at Port Rowan. He was principal of Delhi school for several years before entering the newspaper field.


Copyright 2016 John Cardiff