100 Years Ago: Salvation Army Honor Roll Unveiled, Poster of Canadian Bankers’ Association

The Intelligencer May 25, 1918 (page 7)

“Unveiling of Honor Roll. The unveiling of a large honor roll with 27 names of Salvation Army bandsmen, soldiers and adherents was conducted at the S. A. citadel in this city last night. Several S. A. officers including Capt. and Mrs. Renouf of Trenton, Capt. Kitt and Lieut. York were present. Adjt. Trickey, who had charge of the proceedings called upon Lieut. Peddleadan to give out and open this service with a rousing song. …

Adjt. Trickey referred to the fact that the Salvation Army now had 163 huts at the front, 39 chaplains in active service, and 32 motor ambulances. It will be interesting to the public to know also that there are 68 hostels for soldiers, 200 rest rooms on all fronts, 15 naval and military homes, 40 communal kitchens and 704 war service workers. …

As Miss M. B. Falkiner, well known for her patriotic work, unveiled the roll the audience sang the National Anthem. A splendid tribute was paid by Miss Falkiner to the men who had gone and the two men who had paid the supreme sacrifice. Her stirring address made a marked impression. The citadel was tastefully decorated with flags and flowers, also several large framed photographs of the ‘boys.’ Capt. Harrison closed with the benediction.”

The Intelligencer May 25. 1918 (page 13)

Poster of Canadian Bankers' Association“The Canadian Bankers’ Association Invites the Co-Operation of the Public on Behalf of the Banks.

Staffs Heavily Reduced by War. More than half the men in the banks of Canada are now on military service, and the number which remains is being steadily reduced. Women clerks have been employed in thousands and have done splendidly, but they have not the experience of the men they replace. It would be out of the question to expect them to work as rapidly or with the same knowledge of banking as officers of many years training in the profession.

The drain upon the number of experienced officers has now reached a point where it is necessary to ask the public to take into consideration this decrease in efficiency, and to lighten, as far as they can, the burden thus thrown upon those left to run the business. Canada was never so busy as now and the volume of banking business is greater than ever before.

Change in Banking Hours June 1st. On and after June 1st banking hours will be: 9.30 to 2.30; Saturdays 9.30 to 12.00. This arrangement will give the staff more time to complete the large amount of work which cannot be taken up until after the office is closed to the public.

On July 1st banks will discontinue receiving payments for tax bills and the bills of gas, electric and other public service corporations.

The banks desire to render all essential services including many special ones arising out of the war. In order to do this they make this appeal for co-operation in the manner suggested above.”