100 Years Ago: Red Cross Knits, McKeown’s Drug Store Ad

The Intelligencer October 8, 1914 (page 2)

“As there are several people who would gladly make articles for the Red Cross if they only knew the directions, it has been considered advisable to have the following directions printed in the daily papers. …  Wristlets—Grey or khaki, 4-ply fingering, No 14 steel needles. Cast on about sixty stitches; rib for nine inches. Cast off loosely. A hole for the thumb may be left if desired, so that the wristlet can be used as a mitt.”

The Intelligencer October 8, 1914 (page 2)

“The Rexall Stores of Canada …  have unanimously agreed to contribute to the Canadian Patriotic Fund FIVE PER CENT of their total purchases of all Rexall Toilet Goods, Rexall Remedies, and other merchandise manufactured or sold by the United Drug Co., Limited, Toronto, for the months from October 15th to December 31st. …

Rexall Goods are made in Canada and you can procure them in your town only from McKeown’s Drug Store.”