Clifford Rose was born. He became a self-educated carpenter, but by 1925 he was appointed the municipal temperance inspector for the town of New Glasgow. He wrote a diary of his reflections and the manuscript is considered a valuable historical document on the prohibition period in Canada and Nova Scotia. But not all his writings were about chasing the “demon rum.” Writing on October 9, 1927, about one of his trips,“Had a beautiful drive today through West River valley and back past the famous Church at Gairloch. It is a noble institution — newly painted. The Ku-Klux-Klan met there last Thursday night for church service. What Scottish memories and stories could be told around that famous old Church . . . ” Copies of the complete texts of his writings are available at the libraries of Saint Francis Xavier University and the University of New Brunswick.