100 Years Ago: Ad for Royal Flying Corps Recruits, Ploughing of Gardens to Be Discussed at City Council

The Intelligencer April 3, 1918 (page 1)

“The All-Seeing Aviator. The aeroplane upset many old ideas of Military Strategy. Surprise tactics of the enemy, once so effective, are now impossible so long as our aviators rule the air. The movements of troops, the placing of batteries to ‘strafe’ our lines, in fact, all enemy activities are observed by our airmen, who communicate the information they obtain by wireless to the Commanders on the ground.

Clear-headed, keen young men, 18 to 30 years of age, those possessing fair education, and sturdy physique, will be accepted as cadets and trained for the service.

Write for Booklet, ‘Air Heroes in the Making.’ And apply directly to one of the following addresses: Imperial Royal Flying Corps

Recruiting Office, 93 King St., East, Toronto; A. R. Walker, Public Library, Belleville.”

The Intelligencer April 3, 1918 (page 7)

“Ploughs for Gardens. A correspondent queried The Intelligencer yesterday for news of the civic ploughing brigade. Inquiry at the City Hall this morning elicited the information that the question of arranging for the ploughing up of city garden patches will be discussed at a meeting of the City Council committees Thursday evening.”