100 Years Ago: Ad for Sinclair’s, Red Cross Penny Bags, Coal from Gas Works, High School Patriotic Concert, Ad for Adams Chewing Gum

The Intelligencer February 7, 1918 (page 2)

“Sinclair’s. Store Closed Saturday and Monday. In accordance with the order of the Government Fuel Controller our Store will be closed all day Saturday and Monday.

Friday Bargain Day. Because of our closing on Saturday and Monday we have decided to make Friday a Busy Day. Here are some special attractions: Dress Ginghams Only 15¢. Chamoisette Gloves 75¢. Penman’s Hose 50¢. Ladies’ Silk Waists, $2.65.

Make Friday Your Shopping Day. Store Open As Usual on Tuesday.”

The Intelligencer February 7, 1918 (page 3)

“Red Cross Penny Bags January Collection. The returns from the monthly collection of the Red Cross penny bags for January were most encouraging. We mentioned in the notice of collection that our funds are at present very low; and that every available cent was required to meet the increasing demands.

The prices of wool and of materials for making hospital supplies have risen to such an extent, and the women have been working so energetically, that the Women’s Red Cross and Patriotic Association have some little difficulty added in financing their work. At this month’s meeting alone one thousand pairs of socks were handed in, knitted by zealous workers, anxious to help our soldier boys in every possible way.”

The Intelligencer February 7, 1918 (page 6)

“Coal from Gas Works. While the demand for orders for coal today were not as numerous as yesterday, there were many citizens who visited the office of the local fuel controller to obtain a limited supply of fuel. This morning the Schuster Company was fortunate enough to have one car of hard coal brought to the city and this was quickly taken up by those who had orders.

Mayor Platt in company with ex-Mayor Ketcheson, this morning visited the gas works on Pinnacle street, where it was seen that there was a good supply of coal. As a result of their visit it was decided that for the present 100 tons would be disposed of to citizens who were in need of fuel. This will have the effect of relieving temporarily many households.”

The Intelligencer February 7, 1918 (page 7)

“High School Pupils Patriotic Concert. Under the auspices of Class III.C ’17 the entertainment given in the High School auditorium last evening was one of the most successful of the season. Each number on the programme was rendered in such a manner that to single out any one for special mention would be unfair. The auditorium of the school was well filled with interested spectators who evidenced their appreciation by applauding for encores.

Class III.C ’17 are to be congratulated upon the success of the evening and the proceeds will be added to the Prisoners of War Fund.”

The Intelligencer February 7, 1918 (page 7)

Ad for Adams Chewing Gum“Adams Black Jack. At Ypres—where Canadians wrote history, the wounded and weary found comfort in the chewing gum that thoughtful friends had supplied. And in most cases, it was—Adams Black Jack.

A stick a day keeps the soldiers’ homesickness away. When you buy some for yourself, buy some for a soldier.

Made in Canada. Adams Pure Chewing Gum.”