100 Years Ago: Plea for Salvation Army Wives and Daughters, Girls with Knowledge of Chemistry Required, Point Anne Lawn Party, Successful Garden Party, Announcement of Fall Wheat Seed

The Intelligencer June 29, 1918 (page 5)

“Will the Ladies Have to Walk? Adjutant Trickey, in charge of the Salvation Army Work here, will be grateful if automobile owners will be kind enough to meet the 5.40 G.T.R. train this afternoon and bring the wives and daughters of the visiting bandsmen down town. The veterans are looking after the transportation of the bandsmen, and it would be a serious reflection upon the open-handed hospitality of Belleville citizens to let the visiting ladies walk.”

The Intelligencer June 29, 1918 (page 5)

“Chemical Girls Wanted. Twenty-five University or High School girls or girls who have some knowledge of chemistry between the ages of 20 and 25 absolutely physically fit, are required for a Government chemical plant at Shawinigan Falls, Que., to take the place of the men who have gone overseas.

A new home has been built for the purpose, which will be in charge of a Welfare worker and a nurse, and everything has been done for the comfort, the welfare, and the happiness of the girl workers. There will be an eight-hour shift from 7 to 3 and from 3 to 11, and the pay will start at $2.40 a day, going up to $3. and $7. will be paid for board and lodging. The home is built on a most picturesque spot. Canoes and boats will be provided on the river, and many tennis courts.

It is proposed that the twenty-five girls now chosen will be eventually trained as forewomen to superintend the three hundred that will be eventually required. The Government Bureau, 45 King Street west, Toronto is in charge of the applications.”

The Intelligencer June 29, 1918 (page 5)

“Lawn Party at Point Anne. On Tuesday evening, June 25, an enjoyable and successful lawn party was given on the Point Anne school lawn by the third section of the Sunshine Knitting Circle. The 15th Regiment Band added much to the evening’s entertainment. Mr. Thompson, M.P. for East Hastings, and Mr. Montgomery, County Warden, gave interesting addresses on patriotic work.

The attractive booths were well patronized and the goodly sum of $245.00, the net proceeds of the evening, will be used by Thurlow Red Cross, of which the Point Anne Society is a branch, for wool and other materials for soldiers overseas.

The tapestry cushion donated by Mrs. J. Taylor, was drawn by Mrs. J. Selden. The embroidered table runner, donated by Mrs. Donald MacDonald, who generously gave it back and it was sold at auction.”

The Intelligencer June 29, 1918 (page 5)

“Announcement. Fall Wheat Seed. In view of the partial failure of the Fall wheat crop in this Province this year it will be necessary for farmers to make early arrangements for the supply of seed which they will need for Fall sowing.  Under these circumstances farmers who have on hand quantities of wheat suitable for Fall seeding are urged to conserve them for this purpose.

If there is no demand locally, the information should be supplied to this Department in your County, so that every effort may be made to have an equitable and satisfactory distribution. The need for foodstuffs justifies a large acreage of Fall wheat in this Province again this year, and the co-operation of the farmers in the mobilization and distribution of the available seed supplies is invited.

Ontario Department of Agriculture. Geo. T. Henry, Minister of Agriculture, Parliament Buildings, Toronto, Ontario.”