100 Years Ago: First Campaign Day Shows Fine Results, Canadian Women to Remain Abroad, 235th Hockey Victors, Posters for Patriotic Fund, Jam Reaches 80th in France

The Intelligencer February 22, 1917 (page 1)

“First Day of Campaign Shows Fine Results. The first day of the Fund Campaign, the $20,000 mark was reached and passed. This is a remarkably good showing, and speaks volumes for the hard and energetic work that was expended by the different teams of Collectors.

At the Campaign Luncheon held last night at the Y.M.C.A. the different team Captains gave their experiences. Some were pleasant and some were remarkably unpleasant. A few facts are salient: The same old few are putting up the large sums, and the rank and file of the Citizens, with exceptions, of course, are not doing their duty. Most married men with families earning from $800 to $1200 a year are giving from $25 to $50 and nearly all single men earning the same amount, without any family cares or expense, are giving from $1.00 to $5.00.

These young men still have another day to repent in. The Committee Rooms are open at all times, and cards are there ready to be filled out. If these young men have any moral courage they will walk in and take a card, and fill it out to do their decent share in this most necessary undertaking. Otherwise, they will be called upon again by the Committee and asked to do their share. …

After a most delightful and tasty luncheon, served by the Patriotic Ladies of the City, the Chairman, Mr. Ackerman called upon the various Captains for their experiences. …  While Mr. Sinclair complimented the ladies upon the excellence of the repast he wanted it understood that we did not come here to eat, but to raise enthusiasm, and compare notes. He had the results of his calls tabulated so gave some hard facts which were most enlightening to the assembled workers. He called upon 80 people, with his team mate, Mr. Burrows, with varied results. Six people said No that they could not afford it. ‘They are liars,’ said Mr. Sinclair. Some said they would give to the Red Cross. This was an excuse. These people wouldn’t give to anything. …

Mr. Lack Hughes came up from Foster Ward with nothing but pleasant things to say of his experiences. The subscriptions down there were small, but given cheerfully. …  None of the big industrial establishments in Foster Ward had been visited as yet, and the young men of Marsh and Henthorne and the Rolling Mills, who are earning big money will run the subscriptions from Foster Ward well into the thousands. The young working men in these establishments are expected to do better than the Clerks of Front street, and will give dollars where cents have been given. Let us hope. …

Mr. Hope McGinnis came down from Bleecker Ward with the complaint that some people were insulting, and that some wouldn’t answer. It might be well for some of those people to know that their answers are all carefully recorded at Headquarters, and when the time comes, by their deeds they’ll be known.

Mr. Ackerman, in conclusion, thanked the men who had worked so hard throughout the day, and asked them to go back to their labors with even more determination and energy, if possible, than they had shown today. We still have two days to reach the $75,000 mark, and we’re going to get it. So work hard and success is assured. After singing ‘God Save The King’ the meeting was broken up.”

The Intelligencer February 22, 1917 (page 1)

“Ottawa. Sixty thousand Canadian women and their children now in Britain who have not heeded official advice to return home will have to remain there indefinitely as under the new orders in council their passage across the Atlantic is prohibited.”

The Intelligencer February 22, 1917 (page 2)

“235th Victors in Exhibition Game. A good brand of hockey was put up by the 235th Battalion team and the Depot Batteries at the Arena last night. The game was remarkably clean, and featured with combination and individual plays on both sides. The stick-handling and back-checking was also good. At the opening of play the visitors ran in two goals in succession, the locals getting off to a bad start. They got going in time, however, and before the period ended, they ran in four goals, while the Battery men tallied one. The period ended 5–3.

In the second period only three goals were secured, the locals netting two of them. The play in this period was good, both teams playing an aggressive game, with defence of both sides making several effective rushes. Both Tobin and Micks in the nets were fine, making many spectacular saves. Period ended 7–4 for the locals.

In the third period the locals outplayed the visitors, scoring five goals to the visitor’s three. The game ended 12–7 for the 235th.”

The Intelligencer February 22, 1917 (pages 2, 3)

“Have YOU Been Telling What Should Be Done Or Doing Something Yourself? ?? Put Up Like a MAN or Shut up Like A Mouse. Feb. 21, 22, 23 Patriotic Fund Campaign.”

“Are You A Shirker or a Piker???? If YOU Are a Shirker And WON’T FIGHT Pay Up And Don’t Be a PIKER Also. If You Can’t Fight You Are Not a Shirker But PAY! PAY! PAY! February 21, 22, 23 Or You Are a PIKER.”

“HAVE YOU DONE YOUR BIT? ??? You Will Have If You Give Every Dollar You Can Pinch For To Make Things Easy For The Man In France. February 21, 22, 23. Patriotic Fund Campaign.”

The Intelligencer February 22, 1917 (page 3)

“Friends of Pte. Arthur Ferguson who is now ‘Somewhere in Fance,’ with other members of the 73rd Battalion, R.H.C., will be pleased to learn that in writing to his aunt, Mrs. Taylor, North Front Street, city, he says he is still alive, and in a rest camp.

He mentions that he saw Captain Sharpe just before going into line, and the Captain called him out of the parade and gave him a box of jam and other things for the boys of the 80th in the 73rd Battalion, sent by the women of Belleville. It will be very gratifying, no doubt, to these ladies, to know that their jam arrived at its destination in good condition, and was gratefully received, and doubtless thoroughly enjoyed by the boys.”