100 Years Ago: Bakers Must Be Licensed, Marsh and Henthorn Have Prosperous Year, Charles Stewart Jones Receives Military Medal, Church Heated with Wood Fuel

The Intelligencer February 12, 1918 (page 1)

“All Bakers Must Now Be Licensed. Ottawa. Licensing of bakery establishments using five barrels of flour or more per month and standardization of bakery products, are provided for in an order of the Food Controller. Hotels, restaurants and public eating houses, baking only for the use of their patrons, and not offering their products for sale to the public over the counter, are not required to obtain a bakers’ license.

The order makes it illegal, on and after March 1, for any baker to make bread, rolls, pastry or other bakery products, without written permission from the Food Controller, from wheat flour other than the standard flour already prescribed.

Standard loaves of bread in Ontario will be 12 and 24 ounces. Rolls must be baked in a pan and weigh either one or two ounces. Annual license fees will vary from $5.00 to $50.00. The regulations provide that only a reasonable profit be taken on bakery products.”

The Intelligencer February 12, 1918 (page 2)

“Prosperous Year For Local Industry. The annual meeting of the shareholders of Marsh and Henthorn Limited was held at the head office of the Company, Franklin street, at four o’clock on the afternoon of Saturday, February 9. The President Colonel L. W. Marsh, reported a very satisfactory year’s business. …

Last Christmas the company gave one day’s pay to each employee as a Christmas box. Christmas remembrances were also sent to the representatives of the company at the front. These were contributed by each member of the staff throughout all the shops and office.

The directors and shareholders again this year at this meeting authorized a donation of one thousand dollars to the Patriotic Fund, same as last year.”

The Intelligencer February 12, 1918 (page 2)

“Marmora Boy Wins Medal. The following is an extract from a letter received by Dr. Henry M. Jones, of Marmora, Ont., from his son, Charles Stewart Jones.

‘By the way, a few of the boys in the battalion, including myself, are to be decorated shortly. I’m getting the Military Medal. The medal itself will be sent on to you. I will merely wear the ribbon. The medals were given for the last ‘do’ we were in (Battle of Passchendaele). I feel that I owe to my parents what there is in me to merit such an honor. It is you who made the real sacrifice in sending both of your boys over here, and it is you who have to bear the burden of anxiety and loneliness; also it is because I know that you believe in me that I do my best to ‘carry on’ as you would have me do. The enclosed piece of ribbon is a piece of the Military Medal we are wearing. Well, good-night and good-bye. Your loving son, ‘STEWART.’ ”

The Intelligencer February 12, 1918 (page 7)

“Solved Fuel Problem. The fuel problem of heating Holloway street Methodist Church during the special services which are being held has been solved by a number of the friends of the church. Wood is used for heating purposes instead of coal and this was given by friends residing in the country, and was cut up by a number of men of the congregation who yesterday were idle on account of places of business and industries being closed.”