|June 21, 1934||B.R.C. File No. 4205.1044 (Hawkestone)|
Canadian National Railways
E. E. Fairweather, K.C. R. H. M. Temple, K.C. Refer to file no. I. C. Rand, K.C. T. Waterson D. B. Smith Montréal June 21, 1934
A. D. Cartwright, Esq.
Application is hereby made, under the provisions of General Order 119, for permission to remove the station agent at Hawkestone, Ontario, mileage 77.9 Newmarket Subdivision, and to appoint a caretaker in his place.
I enclose statement of earnings for the years 1931, 1932 and 1933, which amounted to:
1931 .. .. .. .. .. .. . $7,633.00 1932 .. .. .. .. .. .. . 5,267.00 1933 .. .. .. .. .. .. . 5,398.00
Our officers do no consider the earnings justify the employment of an agent; one is not required for train operation and they claim that the business can be handled satisfactorily with a caretaker in charge.
The nearest open agencies are Orillia 8.4 miles to the north and Barrie 13.8 miles to south.
If this application is granted we will retain a telephone in the station for the use of the caretaker in giving out information to summer cottagers regarding train times and in disposing of freight shipments, etc.
A copy of this application and statement of earnings are being sent to:
Mr. H. J. Crawford Reeve of Oro Township Oro, Ont. Mr. T. A. Stone Postmaster Hawkestone Mr. Bert Graham Postmaster Oro Mr. Wm. Patterson Postmaster Shanty Bay
Library and Archives Canada Col. RG46 Vol. 1370 File 4205.1044