100 Years Ago: Consumption of Wheat, Beef and Bacon to Be Cut by One-Third, Celestina Geen Welcomed Home

The Intelligencer July 12, 1917 (page 1)

“Canadians Must Cut Consumption of Food. Ottawa. Hon. W. J. Hanna, the food controller, in a statement issued last night, says that the consumption of wheat, beef, and bacon in the Dominion must be reduced by at least one-third to meet the needs of the allied armies and people. …  Every man, woman and child in Canada is under a direct war obligation to assist in that reduction. …

The allies look to Canada to relieve their food shortage. Both the producer and the consumer must assist to give that relief, the producer by producing and conserving to the utmost of his capacity and the consumer by substituting perishable and conserving storable foods for export. By such joint action the soldiers of Canada, the empire and the allies will be strengthened in the struggle for victory.”

The Intelligencer July 12, 1917 (page 1)

“Welcomed Home. A large number of citizens gathered at the C.N.R. station yesterday afternoon and tendered a hearty welcome to Nursing Sister C. Geen who has returned for a brief furlough from actual military service in the war zone, and will take a well-earned rest at the home of her parents, Rev. A. L. Geen and Mrs. Geen, West Bridge street.

On behalf of the citizens Mayor Ketcheson and Lieut.-Col. Ponton extended a warm welcome to the young lady and hearty cheers were given in appreciation of her work in the war zone. A feature of the gathering was the presence of a large number of returned soldiers who added a military welcome to the civic reception. Nursing Sister Geen came over on a hospital ship with a large number of wounded Canadian soldiers whom she ministered to on the voyage.”