100 Years Ago: Ad for Fry’s Cocoa, In Memoriam, Soldiers Will Get Fruit

The Intelligencer October 6, 1917 (page 6)

Ad for Fry's“Fry’s Makes muscle for the munition worker. The Great Food Drink. Most drinks are mere stimulants. FRY’S Cocoa, however, is a complete food in itself. It acts quickly too. Remember—nothing will do but FRY’S.”

The Intelligencer October 6, 1917 (page 7)

“In Memoriam. Lance-Corp. W. A. Dingham, 2nd Battalion, killed in action, Oct. 6th, 1916.

Far and oft our thoughts do wander / To the Battlefield away. / Where now lies our dear Brother / Killed one year ago to-day. / Sleep on dear brother, in your distant grave, / Your life for your country nobly gave, / No loved one near to say good-bye, / But in God’s keeping now you lie.—Inserted by Brother and Sisters.”

The Intelligencer October 6, 1917 (page 9)

“Soldiers Will Get Fruit. Provincial Government Will Send Abroad Two Million Packages. According to information contained in the latest issue of the fruit circular, the provincial government will this year send to convalescent Canadian soldiers in the hospitals overseas about 2,000,000 parcels of fruit, of which 800,000 will consist of canned fruits and jams.

The consignment of canned goods is being put up at the Vineland experimental station, and will consist largely of peaches, plums and peas. The remainder of the shipment will consist of 27,000 boxes of apples, and will be put up by the fruit branch in Eastern Ontario