Dr. J.J. Tompkins of St. Francis Xavier University proposes plan of Co-Operation to improve lives of Nova Scotia fishermen
Nova Scotia Date:1922 Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Wooden fishing sailboats returning to shore in Canso, Nova Scotia, in the 1920s. Nets seen on some decks. A fisherman shovels fish from his hold onto the dock. Fishing boats clustered against a dock. Fishermen filleting fish on the dock. A buyer making offer to fisherman for fish in basket on a scale. He receives only 75 cents for a full day's catch. His wife is busy scrubbing clothes in an outdoor tub, when he gives her the 75 cents. She is disappointed. The Reverend Doctor, J.J.Tompkins, Rector of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, proposes that the University and wider community collaborate to improve lives of the people.He is seen meeting with a group of fishermen on the shore.View of British-Canadian Co-Operative Society Limited, offices in Nova Scotia. Father Tompkins holding a pamphlet entitled: "Co-Operation, A plan for Tomorrow which works today." He studies the pamphlet. Fishermen peruse the pamphlet. Dr. Tompkins conversing with fishermen.
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