25 February 2011

Freedom to Read Week – Friday

The Vancouver Sun, 11 February 1953


  1. A typical report until the brief from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canada is noted. That caught my attention. An atypical attitude from a church, particularly then. Wonder why?

  2. The inclusion of the Seventh Day Adventists was odd, but what really got my attention was talk of the Alma Dukes (a/k/a the Alma Dukes and Duchesses). Hardly the toughest part of Vancouver – not now, not then – yet newspapers from the time paint them as the real thing. That said, I'm betting most were just kids who liked the idea of putting grease in their hair, looking tough and upsetting their parents. Plus ça change.