now without Price
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