100 Years Ago: Final Rally for Victory Loan, John Nickle Killed in Action, Sergeant McGlashon Seriously Ill, Poster for Victory Loan, Vocational Training for Veterans, Poster for Victory Loan, Recipes for Christmas Confections

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 1)

“Grand Final Rally for Victory Loan. The last hours of the Victory Loan Campaign finds the interest at white heat. Will Hastings County pass the Two Million Mark? That is the question which can only be answered by the good people of Hastings themselves. Belleville must do its duty to the last minute of the campaign. …  Everyone connected with headquarters is going at lightning pace, and every citizen should pile in tonight and help the Victory Loan over the last hurdle. …

Some parts of the county have come along surprisingly strong in the past few days. Mr. F. H. Cotton, of the Nichols Chemical Co., Sulphide, has reported more than $22,000. That is going some for a village of that size. Congratulations Mr. Cotton.”

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 7)

“Killed in Action. Mr. John D. Nickle of Malone, has received a wire from Ottawa announcing the death in action of his son, Pte. Robert Nickle, who enlisted in the 155th Battalion at Marmora and went overseas in March of 1917.”

[Note: Private Robert John Nickle died on November 3, 1917. He is commemorated on Page 301 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.]

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 7)

“Seriously Ill. Sergt. McGlashon, caretaker of the Armouries, in this city, to-day received the following telegram which refers to his son, Sergt. McGlashon, who left here with the 39th Battalion:

James McGlashon, Armouries. Sincerely regret to inform you 312076 Sergt. Arthur Edward McGlashon, infantry, officially reported seriously ill, 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, Nov. 28th, 1917, gunshot wound left thigh, compound fracture also jaw broken. Director of Records.

The many friends of the brave Sergt. in this city, will hope for his recovery, and return home.”

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 8)

“Last Chance to Buy Victory Bonds! To-morrow, Saturday, Dec. 1st, is the Last Day to Buy Victory Bonds. If you haven’t bought your BOND, or want another one, call at 12 Campbell St. Before 12 o’clock tomorrow night.

If you can’t get down town phone 800 and a salesman will call on you and explain Victory Bonds. Positively Your Last Chance.

This space kindly donated by C. W. Lindsay, Limited.”

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 9)

“M.H.C. Seeks Early Veterans of War. Every returned soldier who received his discharge before the present machinery of the Military Hospitals Commission for vocational training had reached its present stage of development, is being notified by the Commission that he is eligible for industrial education at the expense of the Government, if his wounds were of such a nature as to prevent him from returning to his old occupation.

Many men who suffered such injuries took what work offered, when they returned to civilian life. Their old jobs were out of the question, but the shortage of labor made employment easy to secure. This, however, will not be the case when the close competition after the war sets in and it is the aim of the Commission to see that every man has skill in some occupation which will secure him a living.”

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 10)

“At 12 o’clock to-night the Victory Loan Campaign Closes. When the clock has struck that hour the fighting men of Canada who are forcing back the Hun in France and Flanders will be waiting to hear what you have done.

And what have you done? Is your name enrolled among the thousands who have responded to the call? Have you sacrificed some chosen desire so that you could put money into Victory Bonds? Are you standing behind a soldier?

Rush into the fight while the Door of Opportunity is open. Cancel every other engagement; sweep away every lingering doubt; only a few hours remain.

The one task before you is to BUY VICTORY BONDS BEFORE MIDNIGHT.”

The Intelligencer December 1, 1917 (page 12)

“Christmas Dainties Made in the Kitchen. Good Recipes For Home-Made Confections, Pure and Wholesome, Endorsed by the Food Controller’s Office.

Christmas—the season of mirth and jollity, with holly and evergreen in our homes, with a table that in its festive air bespeaks the season, with the happiness of youth even in homes that have known the ravages of war—how will it be this year.

A little less exuberance, holly and evergreens as before, a table with the lavishness of other years somewhat modified, but still the same joy abounding among the boys and girls in Canadian homes in city and country.

With the people of France, Italy, Belgium and Serbia on rations, with the boys and girls in Great Britain knowing less and less of confectionery and more and more of plain and restricted diet, it is not likely that there will be such a lavish supply of sweetmeats in Canada this Christmas as in other years.

No Christmas Candy? Does it mean that there will be no Christmas candy? May we not send any to the men at the front? Must the boys and girls at home have a candyless Christmas? We are asked only to use a little ingenuity in the combination of fruits and nuts, and of sweetmeats made from honey, molasses, maple sugar and raisins. We can eat all the candies we want with a clear conscience if we eat those made from other things than cane or beet sugar. Chocolate is quite permissible and the varieties of candies which can be made without the use of cane or beet sugar, are numerous.”