The front page of the April 3 1935 edition of the Toronto Globe contained two articles containing comments from F. H. Pickel, the Conservative member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi.
The first was when he was quoted as calling plus fours “knee-high pyjamas”:
In the second, he complained about the lack of discipline of today’s youth:
Follin Horace Pickel (1866-1949) was a doctor and was the mayor of Sweetsburg, Quebec, for more than 40 years. He ran for Parliament in the 1908, 1911, 1925, and 1926 elections, losing all four times, before finally winning in 1930. He only lasted one term in office, losing in 1935.