100 Years Ago: Eighteen Thousand Boys Farming in Ontario, Ad for Ontario Business College, Canada’s Production of Munitions, Belleville Dealer Selling Ice Cream Which Violates Regulations

The Intelligencer August 16, 1918 (page 1)

“Sons of the Soil Are Making Good. Ottawa. The Canada Food Board has received a report from the Ontario Provincial headquarters of the Soldiers of the Soil movement stating that farmers everywhere throughout the Province, are enthusiastic in praise of the boys’ services. ‘The boys are making good,’ the message reads.

Nine thousand boys from cities and towns, and as many more farm boys are working as Soldiers of the Soil in Ontario. Twelve zone superintendents are helping to keep them contented and enthusiastic about their work, by arranging for games, picnics and rallies for presentation of the badges offered by the Canada Food Board to boys who do a stated amount of service on a farm this year.”

The Intelligencer August 16, 1918 (page 2)

“A War Time Need, And How to Meet It. War time conditions have greatly increased the need of business establishments for more trained office assistants. Business men cannot utilize untrained or half-trained help, and they have no time and no facilities for teaching stenography or bookkeeping or typewriting or business methods to beginners; but they will pay liberally for the services of skilled and thoroughly trained stenographers, secretaries and bookkeepers who come to them prepared to do first class work from the start.

The O. B. C. training will thoroughly fit you to take advantage of these opportunities to get into business life. The cost of the training in time and money is very moderate. Now is a good time to start.

Ontario Business College, Limited. J. W. Johnson, F.C.A., Principal. I.L. Moore, Assistant Principal.”

The Intelligencer August 16, 1918 (page 3)

“Canada’s Production of Munitions Reaches an Amazing Total. Ottawa. On what a gigantic scale are the operations in Canada of the Imperial Munitions Board is indicated in an official statement that the total value of contracts for shells, raw materials and supplies of various kinds up to May 31 last was $1,200,000,000. No less than $1,000,000,000 had been paid out on account of these orders by the board to the same date. …

Fifteen per cent of the total expenditures of the British Ministry of Munitions during 1917 was spent in Canada, constituting a very substantial proportion when it is remembered on what enormous scale is the manufacture of munitions in Great Britain itself, and how heavy has been her outlay in the United States….

The Imperial Munitions Board has also arranged contracts in Canada on behalf of the United States Government, whereby Canadian manufacturers will undertake the machining of approximately 11,000,000 shells and the manufacture of 13,000,000 forgings.”

The Intelligencer August 16, 1918 (page 7)

“Belleville First. The first penalty for violation of the regulations prohibiting the use in the manufacture of ice cream of more than 10 per cent of fats or more than 6 pounds of cane sugar to 8 gallons of ice cream, has been imposed by the Canada Food Board, the offender being Mike Maraskas, 243 Front Street, Belleville. An analysis of the sample of ice cream sold by this dealer showed that he was using excessive amounts of both butter fat and sugar. For this reason he has been ordered to close his business for a period of 15 days, from August 19th to September 2nd, both days inclusive. During the period of suspension he is prohibited from buying or selling any foodstuffs.”