100 Years Ago: Happy New Year, Poster for Mass Meeting on Demobilization

The Intelligencer December 31, 1918 (page 4)

“Happy New Year. On the threshold of the New Year, full of promise of peace and prosperity, The Intelligencer wishes all of its many readers in this city and district and the Old Boys and Old Girls far away who still eagerly await the regular coming of the Home Paper, a very peaceful, prosperous and happy New Year.”

The Intelligencer December 31, 1918  (page 6)

Meeting on Demobilization

“The Great Question in Belleville. Demobilization and Re-establishment of Our Boys to Civilian Life. The Great War Veterans are Assisting in This Great Work. What Are You Doing? Come to the Monster Mass Meeting City Hall Thurs. Jan. 2, at 8 O’Clock Sharp.

The citizens of Belleville want a greater and larger city. The Great War Veterans do also. What is more important than retaining and attracting our boys as they return, with the broad visions and ideals they developed on the fields of Flanders to help us here in Belleville attain these desires?

Municipal Candidates Will Speak.

Over the Top at Vimy Ridge. Everybody Welcome—Better Be Early!

Vote, Support and Work for G. W. V. A. Memorial By-Law.”