100 Years Ago: Poster for Military Service Council, Donald McLennan Killed in Action, Ad for Adams the Shoeman, Poster for British Red Cross, Harold Lawrence Wounded, Belleville School Children Learn Thrift

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 2)

Poster for Military Service Council“ ‘How Many of our Men are Liable to be Drafted?’ The Canadian business man is asking this question often, now that the Military Service Act is the law of Canada.

Every employer of labor will find it to his advantage to note carefully the formation of Medical Boards in his locality and to be sure that his employees secure as early as possible this very important information as to their status under the Military Service Act. Issued by The Military Service Council.”

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 2)

“D. M. McLennan Killed in Action. Word has been received at Stirling that D. M. McLennan who was for some time assistant with Mr. A. D. McIntosh, District Representative of the Department of Agriculture, has been killed in action.

[Note: Acting Bombardier Donald Murdock McLennan died on September 20, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 286 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 2)

Ad for Adams, the Shoeman“the New ‘Military’ A Smart Shoe for Women.

With every woman knitting—doing Red Cross and Special Aid Work—’tis only natural that Dame Fashion should show the same military spirit too.

Here’s the latest in street footwear—Low Heel, medium narrow toe, mahogany high lace, neolin soles and rubber heels, perfectly plain and wonderfully comfortable.

$8.00 Adams, The Shoeman”

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 5)

Poster for British Red Cross“To the sick and the wounded, the British Red Cross ministers according to the highest traditions of the Hospitallers, or Knights of St. John of Jerusalem.

To Ontario is given the privilege of once more leading the Empire in aiding the work of the British Red Cross, by contributing generously to its cause.

On ‘Our Day’—October 18 Let Your Gift Be Generous.”

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 7)

“The wounding of Pte. H. H. Lawrence of Canifton, is officially reported in the following message from the Director of Records at Ottawa: Ottawa, Ont. To Mr. D. Lawrence, Canifton, Ont. Sincerely regret to inform you 2003528, Pte. Harold Hazellet Lawrence, Princess Pats, officially reported admitted to 9th Field Ambulance Hospital, Oct. 3rd, 1917, lacerated hand. Director of Records.

Harold enlisted last January with the Canadian Army Service Corps at Kingston, was moved to Toronto later and on April 4th left Canada for overseas. After training at Otterpool Camp in England, he was transferred with No. 1 Company of Princess Pats during the summer.”

The Intelligencer October 12, 1917 (page 7)

“Belleville School Children Learn to be Thrifty Through Penny Bank Savings. The Penny Bank, an institution fathered by the Ontario Department of Education, has more than justified its inception by the practical good it accomplishes in encouraging school children in habits of saving. The report just issued shows that at the end of the financial year on June 30, 1917, the total amount on deposit was $392,302.

Belleville schools have 856 depositors, with total savings of $3,077.86, the pupils of Queen Mary Public School having 268 accounts, and $980.74 on deposit. Queen Alexandra School, 249 accounts, and total deposits of $916.88, while Queen Victoria School had 339 accounts and $1,080.24. The average monthly deposit per pupil attending the three schools was 34 cents.

The following is an extract from a circular issued by the Department of Education for Ontario: ‘The Minister desires to express his appreciation of the devotion shown by the teachers of those schools where the Penny Bank has been in successful operation. He also wishes to point out that it is not enough merely to establish the system in a school. There must be loyal co-operation and persistent sympathy upon the part of the teachers. …  Thrift needs to be encouraged as steadily and persistently as good manners or as any other desirable habit.’ “