100 Years Ago: Instruction in Food Conservation at City Hall, Ad for Canadian War Savings Certificates

The Intelligencer August 11, 1917 (page 1)

“Food Conservation Organization. Government Expert Will Instruct Belleville Women in Canning and Cooking. A well attended and successful meeting was held in the City Council Chamber Friday afternoon. In response to the call of Mayor Ketcheson, presidents and representatives of all the local Women’s organizations were present to discuss plans for Food Conservation.

All churches and societies are invited to co-operate and every housekeeper must take a personal interest. The government is sending a demonstrator and the following course of instructions will be given at City Hall.

Tuesday, August 14, 3 p.m.—Canning of vegetables. Tuesday, August 14, 8 p.m.—Canning of fruits. Wednesday, August 15, 3 p.m.—Canning of meats. Wednesday, August 15, 8 p.m.—Breadmaking and biscuits. Thursday, August 16, 3 p.m.—Substitutes for meat. Thursday, August 16, 8 p.m.—Substitutes for white flour.”

The Intelligencer August 11, 1917 (page 10)

“Where You Cannot Prophesy—Prepare! Money saved and loaned to Canada by Canadians is a two-fold safeguard for the future. The lenders will benefit directly from the excellent interest return and absolute security—and indirectly because the interest thus kept in Canada will help to keep business good after the war.

Canadian War Savings Certificates are issued in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, repayable in three years.

The National Service Board of Canada.”