Lockeport native, actor and radio announcer Hugh Mills began a children’s show on CHNS radio known as Uncle Mel’s. He read comics to children for fifteen minutes six days a week. The show lasted fifteen years. During World War Two, Mills also organized the Halifax Concert Parties. He was also a partner with his brother, Willett, in the popular Mills Brothers clothing store on Spring Garden Road, and was instrumental in starting the Theatre Arts Guild, was a founding director Neptune Theatre and a driving force in the establishment of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building in Halifax. (Also see May 21, 1944).