100 Years Ago: Fuel Order Amended for Theatres, Class Two May Soon Be Called for Service, William Christian Donovan Promoted to Lieutenant

The Intelligencer February 13, 1918 (page 7)

“Fuel Order Is Amended. Ottawa. The fuel regulations, as they apply to places of amusement have been amended by the Fuel Controller. The heatless Mondays commence next week, February 18. Many theatre proprietors have asked that the heatless days be changed from Monday to Tuesday. It has been decided to give them the option of closing on Tuesday instead of Monday.

However, moving picture shows, bowling alleys, billiard and pool rooms still have to close on Mondays. The order is in force until March 25.”

The Intelligencer February 13, 1918 (page 1)

“Class Two May Soon Be Called For Active Service Overseas. Special Despatch to The Intelligencer, Canadian Press, Limited. Ottawa. In view of the urgent necessity for reinforcements it is considered likely here that further calls of other classes under the Military Service Act may not long be delayed. Class one has already been called up and all but exemptees, appellants or deserters are in khaki.

Class Two which is next under the Act, and may soon be called up, includes men between the ages of 20 and 35 who are married or widowers with children.”

The Intelligencer February 13, 1918 (page 7)

“Promoted to Lieut. Mrs. Cornelius Donovan of this city, has received word that her son Sergt. W. C. Donovan of the Canadian Railway Troops has received his commission as a Lieutenant. The young officer left Belleville with the 155th Battalion, and won his commission whilst on active service. His many friends in this city will be pleased to learn of his promotion.”