100 Years Ago: Eating Places Now Regulated, Recruiting for Royal Flying Corps

The Intelligencer August 16, 1917 (page 1)

“Eating Places Are Regulated. Ottawa. An extra issue of the Canada Gazette bringing into effect the order in council regulating eating places was published yesterday:

The order in Council, passed at the request of the Food Controller, prohibits the serving of beef and bacon on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at more than one meal on any other day. Substitutes, such as corn bread, oat cakes, potatoes, etc., must be provided at every meal at which white bread is served. The use of wheat in the distillation or manufacture of alcohol is prohibited, except for manufacturing or munitions purposes, and then only after obtaining a license from the Food Controller.

Heavy penalties are provided for violation of the regulations. Proprietors, managers and employees of public eating places are liable upon summary conviction for the first offence to a penalty not exceeding five hundred dollars and not less than one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months, or to both fine and imprisonment.

Any person violating any of the provisions regulating the use or distillation or manufacture of alcohol is liable upon summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding five thousand dollars.

The regulations go into effect with the gazetting of the order in Council to-day. Copies of the order can be secured from the Food Controller’s office.”

The Intelligencer August 16, 1917 (page 6)

“Golden Opportunity For Young Canadians to Join Royal Flying Corps. Mr. F. C. Ritchie, secretary of the Aero Club of Canada, is in Belleville today, his mission being to secure the formation and inaugurate the activities of a local committee to assist the club’s work in the Belleville district.

The Aero Club has been formed and is operating in conjunction with the Royal Flying Corps to assist in recruiting its ranks. …  This is now the senior and best branch of the service, and the education derived will, doubtless, be of greatest advantage after the war. It is now possible for any deserving young man possessing the right qualifications to go through without expense to himself. …

A local committee was formed and young men interested in the aviation service can get all information and application forms from Mr. A. R. Walker, Public Library.”