100 Years Ago: War Efforts of Little Girls, Farewell Party for Gunner Eves, Ad for Canadian War Certificates

The Intelligencer June 9, 1917 (page 2)

“What Our Little Girls Can Do. The Red, White and Blue Club, consisting of a number of little lassies, ages 7 to 9 years, handed out to the Woman’s Patriotic and Red Cross Association, $3.25, through the Secretary, Miss Catherine Hyman, daughter of Captain Hyman, while Miss Helen Lattimer, Secretary of the Sunshine Club, a kindred institute, paid in $1,25, proceeds of a concert. The energy, loyalty and faithfulness of these ‘treasures of home and of hearth stone’ should shame every slacker.”

The Intelligencer June 9, 1917 (page 6)

“Farewell Party To Gunner Eves. About thirty young people gathered at the home of Mrs. Michaud, 12 Harriet Street to bid farewell to her brother, Gunner Harry Eves, who leaves for overseas, June 15th with the 9th draft of the Cobourg Heavy Battery. The evening was spent in music, dancing and games.

Mr. Jack Noakes read the following address and Miss M. Penny presented the watch: Dear Harry: We, your many friends and fellow employees, were very much surprised yesterday, to hear that you were departing from our midst at such an early date, and thinking it our duty to do something in return for what you are doing for us, we ask you to accept this watch as a token of our love and esteem for you. Hoping that you will live long to wear it and wherever you may be, may it remind you of the friends you left behind in ‘Old Belleville’ and some day if you are spared again to return you will be able to say ‘I have done my bit.’

The sincerest wish of all present is that you may have the best of luck, also a speedy return to us. (Sgd.) on behalf of your fellow employees and Friends.”

The Intelligencer June 9, 1917 (page 11)

“Where You Cannot Prophesy—Prepare! Not even the best-informed man in government or business circles dares to attempt a prophesy of conditions after the war. We hope for the best—meantime wise men are preparing now for anything.

How? By regulating their expenditures according to their actual needs rather than by their prosperity—by husbanding the surplus—and by investing to the limit in Canadian War Loans that help so much to maintain present prosperity.

Buy them at any Bank or Money Order Post Office. The National Service Board of Canada. Ottawa.”