100 Years Ago: Veterans May Work on Farms

The Intelligencer January 16, 1918 (page 1)

“Ontario May Use Veterans on Farms. Toronto. Sir William Hearst made the important announcement that the Government was seriously considering utilizing returned soldiers on the farm to a considerable extent next summer. This will likely mean that 5,000 returned soldiers will go out on the farms next summer and not only help increased production but also hasten their own convalescence. …

Secretary William Turley, of the Ontario branch of the Great War Veterans’ Association, who has been taking the matter up with the Government, states that at the rate the soldiers are now returning there will be from seven to ten thousand soldiers available for farm work, but these will not be able to do all the work required of farm help.”