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Kitchener tombstone - Hammer, sickle to disappear

Picture, 1948,

Kitchener tombstone - Hammer, sickle to disappear

Picture, 1948,

Caption:

Sight of the Soviet emblem, the hammer and sickle, on this headstone in Mount Hope cemetery at Kitchener "shocked beyond measure" the clergyman who noticed it in the Christian cemetery. The words "Workers of the World Unite" encircle the emblem, surmounted by a five pointed star. The headstone marks the grave of a Kitchener-Waterloo Communist who died 14 years ago and has been in the cemetery for some time, it is reported.||Waterloo, Ont., July 22-Decision to remove immediately the Soviet hammer and sickle and star emblem from a tombstone in Mount Hope cemetery here was made at a meeting of the Waterloo park board last night, under provisions of the cemetery by-law. Board members agreed only the Russian emblems will be removed. Wording will remain unchanged. W. C. Toletzki, chairman of the board, said the by-law provides the authority to govern what type of headstones can be erected in the cemetery.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

G2--Canada-Ontario-Kitchener-125c-GO-427

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

TS-2-125-GO-427