100 Years Ago: Parade of Veterans, Sock-Knitting Display in Tickell’s, Buttons for Farm Service Corps, Poster for War Savings Certificates, Ad for Cooks and Stewards for Canadian Naval Patrols

The Intelligencer June 27, 1917 (page 1)

“Parade of Veterans. On Monday the Jubilee of Confederation will be commemorated in Belleville by a parade, following by brief addresses. Arrangements are being made to have the members of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces at present in the city, together with members of the Great War Veterans’ Association, Fenian Raid veterans of ’66, and South African war veterans assemble at the Armouries at ten o’clock Monday morning, and make a short parade along Front street.

Returning to the Armouries brief addresses will be made by local speakers, and it is hoped to have an address from Sir Mackenzie Bowell, himself a veteran of ’66.”

The Intelligencer June 27, 1917 (page 2)

“Socks for Soldiers. A hand-painted patriotic poster on exhibition in the store window of Tickell & Sons, is attracting much favorable attention. The poster was painted by a lady resident of New York, who formerly lived in Belleville, and the theme is an appeal to knit socks for the soldiers and leave fancy work until the war is over.”

The Intelligencer June 27, 1917 (page 2)

“Buttons for the Boys. The movement for increased production is gaining favor throughout Canada. The Ontario Government specially recognizing the boys who are helping on the farms at this time, as well as those who have certain garden plots under cultivation. ‘Farm Service Corps’ as they are called are being recognized and a special button given to every boy engaged in this service.

Recognizing their touch, with a great many of these boys the Government asked the National Y.M.C.A. Boys’ Department to supervise the distribution of these buttons. Those in the Belleville district will be presented tonight at the City Hall, 8 p.m. …  Every boy engaged in this service with his parents and employer, are especially urged to be present.”

The Intelligencer June 27, 1917 (page 3)

“Are You an Asset to Canada—or are You a Liability? Are you helping to win the War? Or could Canada put up a better fight without you?

Are you working—saving—paying—to back up the men at the front? Or are you loafing—wasting—spending on selfish indulgences the money that should be loaned to the Nation?

Food is short the world over! Every housewife in Canada should devote herself earnestly to the problem of conserving it—of feeding our people well, yet economically and without waste.

Everyone should save—and lend the savings to the nation! Canada needs every dollar you can invest in War Savings Certificates. The National Service Board of Canada, Ottawa.”

The Intelligencer June 27, 1917 (page 5)

“Cooks, Stewards and Boy Stewards are wanted for the term of the war, for service on the ships of the Canadian Naval Patrols Guarding Canadian Coasts.

The service is most useful and is well paid. Stewards and Cooks get $1.50 per day with $25.00 separation monthly and free food and kit. Boy Stewards get 50¢ a day and free messing and kit. Dept. of the Naval Services, Ottawa.”