100 Years Ago: Wheat Flour Restricted, No Exemptions for Farmers, Poster for Vegetable Gardens, Saving Sugar, Arthur Linn Wounded, Joseph Frawley Wounded, Poster for Community Gardens, Ad for Gillette

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 1)

“Flour Is Restricted to Not More Than Fifteen Days Supply. Special Despatch to The Intelligencer, Canadian Press, Limited. Ottawa. By an order issued by the Canada Food Board today all flour, made wholly or in part from wheat, is placed under restrictions similar to those imposed yesterday on sugar holdings. No person two miles or less from a licensed dealer may hold a supply larger than is necessary for fifteen days consumption.”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 2)

“No Exemption For Farmers Says Canada War Minister. Tells Delegation He Won’t Open Door Again to Appeals—There Seems Little Chance of Any Revision of the Military Service Act Order. Ottawa. Rural Canada is not taking kindly to the new military service order of the Government, nor to the regulations complementary thereto. …

Yesterday the Eastern Townships sent a formidable delegation, headed by R. R. Ness, one of the most noted stock breeders of Canada, and containing on its personnel many prominent farmers and dairymen. …  The delegation received little satisfaction at the hands of the Ministers. General Mewburn pointed out the urgent need of men. He intimated that to open the door to exemptions of any kind would be tantamount to bringing back all the clumsy machinery of tribunal and appeal. He realized that there would be hardships in many cases, but that hardships at the present time were inevitable. From all indications the Minister of Militia is inexorable on the point.”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 3)

Poster for vegetable gardens

“Don’t Wait and—Wish. Work Now and—Have. When drastic regulations for the rationing of food come into effect (and such an Order in Council may be made very early next Fall) you will wish then, that you had a crop of nice vegetables ready to take off your garden or nearby piece of vacant land that you could have cultivated if you really wanted to.

Well, all we say is—Don’t Wait and—Wish.

For good, practical advice upon how to lay out and cultivate a Vegetable Garden, write for a free copy of the booklet entitled: ‘A Vegetable Garden for Every Home.’ ”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 4)

“Save the Sugar. War strikes in the most unexpected places, and its effects are far-reaching. The necessity of conserving food supplies is one of the greatest problems of a war-time government and constitutes the reason for the creation of the Canada Food Board, which is beginning to peer into the cupboards of the homes as well as the cold storage plants of Big Business.

The latest feature of the activities of the Canada Food Board is the order strictly limiting holdings of sugar by householders to a supply sufficient for fifteen days except by persons living at a greater distance than two miles from a licensed dealer. …  The sugar order is but one phase of the efforts which the Canada Food Board will be obliged to make to prevent hoarding of food supplies and the consequent advance in prices and scarcity, with inevitable hardship to the greater number of people who are obliged by their circumstances of life to confine their purchases to small quantities at a time.

The greatest good to the greatest number must always be the concern of governments, as it should also be the guiding principle of individuals.”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 5)

“Suffering from Wounds. Miss Ella Linn of Springbrook, Hastings County, has received word that her brother, No. 636414, Corp. Arthur Linn, of the 155th Battalion, had been admitted to the seventh Canadian General Hospital, Letroporte, France, on April 1st suffering from a gun shot wound in the thigh.”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 5)

“Pte. Frawley Wounded. Mr. John Frawley, residing at 100 Cedar street in this city is in receipt of the following telegram relative to his son being wounded:

Sincerely regret to inform you 637009 Pte. Jos. Frawley, infantry, officially reported admitted 57 Casualty Clearing station, April 19, 1918; gunshot wound right thigh.—Director of Records.

Pte. Frawley has always resided in this city where he was well and favorably known. Previous to enlistment with the 155th Battalion, he was employed in Messrs. Quick & Robertson’s place of business here.”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 9)

Poster for community gardens

“3-Fold $10 Value $31. If Not A Family Garden Why Not A Community Garden?

Those who grew vegetables in their gardens, or who went in for Community vegetable gardening last year, and had good results, will do the same this year. But to those who attempted vegetable gardening without success we say: Try again. As a matter of sheer necessity it is worth your while.

First of all fill out the coupon below and mail it and get a free copy of the Department of Agriculture’s booklet entitled ‘A Vegetable Garden For Every Home.’ ”

The Intelligencer April 27, 1918 (page 10)

Gillette advertisement“New Gillette Sets For the Boys in Khaki. Ever since the beginning of the war the Gillette Safety Razor in Civilian dress—has served our Canadian troops with distinction Overseas.

But some of our fighting men have never yet owned a Gillette—and others have lost the Gillettes they had. For them we have designed the new and distinctly Military Sets here illustrated—two Khaki Sets and the handsome ‘Canadian Service Set.’

You know someone who would more than appreciate one of these new Military Sets. The Gillette Safety Razor Co. of Canada Limited.”