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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta . tHE TIERALH. FARMERS' WIVES ^ NEED HELP MORE THANMRMERS Who 1? Going to Cook for the City Men ai\d Boys Who Go Farming? COUNTRY WOMEN OVERWORKED NOW Leading Women Workers in the Canadian Red Cross Overseas r.-'-rmer's Wife Urges City Girls to Take HoHdays Early and Work on Farms. iliosp ill contru ^rriLolI !h,Mr planninir for Ciion this year, rul sooin to hi..' tlioiig'iu of Lnorjtliir.ET and o\rvyboUN' iMit Ihc oni^ who VQi\Uy ii>'.!i:tp-the I'armer's wife. �When the forty ihousau'l odd men and bo>'s or.t o:\ file laiui lend their efforts townriis jrrcatcr i>roduo- lADY coiitii'.trout of hoys as assistants, with the idea that he was to train tion, v.-liose slionlders v;in hcav theithcni and that tliey were to he iMUilcn of the exodus from the city to conntry? Ji will l>c uii to r^e far- sponsiide to i-.im ami oLuy iiiin. as if ho were an i�fficer in tiie arni>'. ' Tlie Ooveriiniciil shoii'd supi'ly the nier's wife, and it seems to me that |necessary artieles compatihle with it i.s too liad she is goitis to set the ithe simplest I inidertal^e it while lacing Hamilton Has Every Reason to Be Proud of ''Dunedin'' and Its Gracious Mistress WILL WOMEN TRY TO KEEP JOBS ? Which They Have Filled While the Soldiers are Fighting in France. i PINCH WILL BE FELT I heavy Oi to u irfrts. Has. RivcQd 2>uci�:eie> Head of-,Fri50"epots, | fessj/n and the author of those ex-we inofjred for.two or tin-;,, | ,,uisito lines, "In Fliinders' Fic'.ds." miles through tlit narrow :iiid j who was killed a few days later, ��'.he place beaten for efficiency. But j quaint streets of a famous J'rencii I The oi'erating lonm. which was h rr.ucU as the wives en.iDyed the com- j town. It was'oniy now I realized l-io\-- | model of perfection in cleanliness and I By MARC;Ui:r.lTK COPPIXG. Foet Faureate of Felgium. W-VS listening the other day to tl-.e talk of a young man with a .voung woman, both discussing the economical situation of, the "af-ivr-the-war" days. P.oth were well read in all political economy sttindard v.'orks. AntTvvery l;eenl The girl said that women ar� anxious to Mrs. P. D. Crerar First Cave Her Three Som to the Cause and Then Her Beatiiiful Home as a Hospilal-Volanlar^ Nurses Care for Gassed and Nerve-Wracffed Soldiers. Hy :M.VCI':i. RUKiCHOIdJKr;. F you need an uplitb, if for any |stran�or. i-eason your courage is, falter- | Of course, TMmodin lias ajwayti ir.,g, if you think people are not 'been famous for its gracious liosjii- ,s the ac.iinistration hui. ,,y.d here j i:, t^unent. The men were all jto the fonr.ation of such unions- first as conUI be e.Kpected. This ; ,ve were most cordially rocviNcd by j swinging in fish net cots, with limb; too many :rer these same w-omen will. ] j :he colonel who was commar.dir.g of-� be in t;ie fields as they v.ere sviinm'-r. raking, binding and women only v,-ant., pin lor limbs still further suspended, and'money; do not ivork.Ssr then- living , iiaer of No. 3 Canadian General Jlos- ; v,-ere nearly standing on their heads, ias we all kno%v. trfi ' B y AXXIK iuAX 13UTCI1ER. wart .sons, right down to Malcolm, whom his,mother still .s(ie;iks of as "Ihe little one." He was only nineteen ivht^i^he went away to the.war, kaving Duncdiu'.s. big rooms empty indeed. "The little one" loved aeroptanes, .�Hid .'Jtudied flying. A friend .oaid to I Mrs. Crerar at that time, "Aren't you IJefore sho his hand on lii.f mother's siioulder, aiul said: ".Mother and T are neyer afraid; are 've mothc!-'.*'* ' I S it your move, or have you decided to stayWlitre you a�e and house-clean'.' ^ T.'ie clioice of these two upheavals l.s open to most householders when tlic keen spring sunshine brings into public notice the shabby spots and the dusty corncr.s. Which is the "stresser" of the two nsl^'tho man ot the lioiisc-if any'.' For, alas: in these days of v.-ar so ( landlord-raised the rent, and there]' "I was horribly afraid all the time," I they wei-e, between the cloven-lioofed Jfrs-. Crerar saine- went, and gave their own. J lipv knew this must be; a good idea .iudging from the wayli'l--^ ''f^ t'"' "'O"'- ' ��"� �>" '"^ the real estate agent.s enthused over; was unafraid. 1 know he dieil snid-It., They confided their Intentions to';i;i,-i" several agents iind they every onci r'-i.,T,g in the loads, and taking an':?"'''' -McGi" ^nit that !iad been j Hie idea being that the weight of the .'questions are very Jittl'e iinTerrtoml Imany nomcs are without a can'ct-'r- j.^icnal run to the hon.se to .see i-i"-^' iol!da>-s. There would lie no mwlin-.gering. I shouki also have them iiound to do any and every kind of w-ork that came to hand. Georgette-waists would be taboo, fancy hair-dressing ditto. It would lie no pink . . , ... tea. believe me. that the younrr I "'"^ P)ea.-a;n du.;. , a eousm j comfortable ihan^being in a solid cot, iwonnded any of them by her small jpensations'.' If there is a man in the i'lVrwe'i t,'''' ^ "-eig'nj; on the end^of his leg. jfauit3. , . The lady who is a born ihou.se and he has been sentenced to ^' -''-' "........ ' ~.......� -  '..... 'iKlp '.vith the house-cleaning .he will tell you that moving is a "roamin'" '^"f. 1 The tnnch feet, w-hieli Heaven be | manager, but v.-l^o dresses ridiculous-n our names m j ,i,;inked, are almost a thing of the |Iy, wiio is abrupt in her address, will signed mine on the journalists' page, under the last entry, "I'. A. .McKeii .\j.--oeiattd Irc,-;S Correspoiultnt. Tills JjJea.'-aj:t dui>- t.-vor, we bega; !adies"of our towns and cities would 'our tour of the hospital, enter npon, it I had the ordering of j Beginning with tlie i'ed Cic.-s re-''"'" the affair. ; creation hut, hei'e wo giimp;ed for ! City Gu-ls! Jump In! |..,^ ^i,,, time France the .cmfon I A man has Vupjiosed to be one of th.- most uu- l"'^' "�''�'^ ^''i^' conditions -.vlll p:S'i,,^^:;="ofM^dr^r^^^^^^ Fra,ice.in.leatterthewarisover. Will prices Hn">,^^!nd A,.,.!c^ ; I ^^'"^"^ ^'^-^^^ O.t.-. said, {��^�'^rt to their old low figures'.' U'ill ,,,t of his day.s. lood w-niaiii dear'.' How much must a l,,,p'"' did not choooo to sit alone v.itli her memories. Two It is v.-oitliy of this w-oman. w-linso life has lieon a bmg record of splen- approved ot it too arid told the people that it \va-^ a great transaction. .�\iid w-hen the people got the lawyer's bill they knew it bad been -for Ihe lawyer. Spirit of Adventure Gone THK.N' the people could not get into the new bouse without the liebrijf the mo'v-ing man. Ik- suspected by the grim solid way in which the.v nailed thing.s up and nailed lliifi,gs down that never again did they intend to divide their bank account w-ith liim. so he did his w-oist., , Thev had h.ardly recovered tlicir fin-!^i'''"t' the time. \..yxt-. under Mi.s.s-luTcial equilibrium when the ta.K bill | |:.'.i'g-iit that there would be a I proved t,j iie right-it is a thigh of a jf'S'" between the man 1/ack man full of gramophone needles. Hej'''�"i ''''0"t. '""1 "le woman who |leaning. .\ eako ot .soap in a thing \7aR running a gramophone when aj'^''"' 'jeen'-.vorking In his place .-ill thei,,-, reckoned with-or for. It has almost doubled in price, and has a melting tendency only recently ac- jen," jioultry'-ralsin/ was neglected i decorations so gaily tuspended , ir the past two seasons. Women had i tlie, ceiling and decorating the ; trebled ihi.-been lor too much to do in the house and in the barn to get out often enough to look after the little chicks. On account of the cold. wet.weather hun-ilreds of chicks dioii that might have bf-fii saved with a little attention. -Mark, I am rot advocating that the ; hj. -^ij,,; Mea'.' tr.wn ;ind city girls do this work. M.s' | walls, v,-as the evidence of the I'aiia-diaii woman's artistic toucti. Tliere, Canadian V.A.IX's in France, itii man, stroycd. ,\ll these would leave their r Ki:^ or .Sevan yeai-s after the! :'ir [ p-f~\ HI-", vacuni foriiier phiccs to be occupied by wo- gj-eat extent the evils of bomb burst beside him and drove all '"^ ^^''l' ^o got back thr..;,. nf.f-.llrc; inlf, }t\^ 1 h irr J, _1,* Mio" hiS SitUatioll, -.vhicll she Will Wailt tO BY starting the girls and w-onien ! and cheer that f^ed Cio.>.s li>^-Mr:a,,H..rs i VV' ^ i . , ... adders have cone up ,cr ,ur r^,.,v,- i., v,,.;i i. 1 �  , , � , , ; are all out now," be a li'OUSht miiny male sliiibbiness at the old , _ . , iWorl;er,i woiiid have to w-ork abroad, rmerly at Orpington, whose ;.,^ Fi-;,nc'' "orkmen of all trades to build ard : " , ' ' ,'" 'a.'-;;iin v. Iiat has been wantonly de- I recor-l unique among Canadian lios- ^......... ...^......, . � liitals in l-'raiice, in that it was the ideaYV�ihat'Vhey^mdVltak^'.Wile house '-'''"'^^ Montie:,!, who i Canadian b a^-ricnltin-al rcpres-.n:aii>es liave been telling the farmt-rs to get their wives and their daughters to give tw-o j hours a da\- more to feeding and i Kuese, lais-ing bo;,-:!. ! of tl . _ . _ - ......_ That is all viglu for the repve-I _^vho were crowded around the i ""'^ '''"^'^ "''^'M"""t- '''^^ '^^^^ si ni.-;iive;;. siuing n-ht at iheir i , .' , . ' ' record, dating from lSs;:i, having pre-'I'f'i" �'"''"if'"- ''i"'' other moneys, what- desks. planning out all tl;ese pretty ^''^^''-' '=yer. Other women have given their, homes, as Mrs. 11. D. Warren, of Toronto, gave "Red Gables," or Miss Catherine, Welland Merritt g:ive her home in St. Cath-;irines; but they moved elsewhere, and g;ive the place over to Iho mfli-tai-y aiithta-ities. The men declare the life at Dunedin "the hoKt ever." For tlio most; jiart the.y are able^o leave'their betis, ;ind be aiiout the verandas or lawns, scraper-often electrically iiropelled -hides one's efteets. good and bad land I can conceive ot no better place from the public eye. The reluc- i fm-a man to put in the tedious liours taiico of the temperamental stove- of conv;ilesceneo than at Dunediti. Iilpo to adjust itself-o,r let aii.vune i There is a piano there, for their use; else adjust it-to a new sphere hold Hand in the su'ti-parioi- are all sorts all the lurbulent elenients of a re\-o-lutio.i, ;ind the attendant v\'ard." It contains ten beds, done in white and blue, each costing,about fifty dollars to eiiulp, :Mid donated by women in memory ot tN�ilr sons killed In action- Mrs. Crerar's are so well equipped that about all , i-r,-in-l-d;iugbter. IHUo Miss Marion you need to set up house-keeping in Reck, daughter of Sir Adam, and one is a \'ictrol;i and a can opener. ' ' ' ..... 'til, farmers  should be sougiit out and placed on the abandoned farms. These would be of little use in all prob.tbilit.v, exceiit for grazing-, Cattle and hogs might be raised on them, vitli-'tt limited number of sheep. TUe Government -should supply the stock and the feed tliat is necessary. The farmer.^} cotiM be put on a salary basis, if they desired, or they could go on commission. Each farmer could take with him a iJ.'s -.vere iieie, theie and O'.'ery--.viiere, looiving ai'ter ilu-ir ainuseiiient jjiid coinfoi!. Til'.}- j.lay for l.'ieni, they sing, tliey organize coiiccitF, and 1 am told, some really fine talent has been develo[ied. The liospilal proper is tlie leinains of an old .lesuit .-^i-liofd :.n-l is buiil most (lUailitly, a la the .Sii.,ui.-;h. Hei'j rich were the hangings, .so equisite the rugs and handsome the furnishings. Jiere in a mosaic-tiled salon the nurses hold their informal dances. Ceilings a la Angelica Kauffman add to the luxuriousneES of the whole, and the girlfj^ occupy real nuihogaiiy loiii- po.'-teis when tliey "turn in" when off dut/. lof Coiidottii re in the Quatlro Cents but I am r'erfectly sure that it can not be don'- now. Wh.v, in 3S71. after ilio i>e.-ice had been signed in \'er-s;iillfcs . 2C February, the Oar.man armies onlv evacuated French ground in September, 11173! Ilo'>v long do you think it v,-|ll take for armies suCh :ta the.se' cnorrnoua ones, v.itli armament Kuoh as never -'va.-i drennit of, even in a Napoleon's .'.b ea ni. n)al. I.O.U.y. RegenI, for Hamilton and district, having ten cliaptei-i; under her care-Tile d;iys ^lass in (iiiiet routine at VJunediii. The gracious mistress is about what, they do talk about, w'itli "",!;,'.'i'"''"'^''!V'",''''' a mail asleep-or not asleep~so near. ''^"'"'�"I- "'""' ''',� ^T'''^' '-If'-'-'- P--01- not asleep And if tiie i-aller stays loo long there is iKdhing for the hostess lo lio but t:ike In-r out into the suu-room and lioint out the vb-w ovea- Ihe lake liiigei-lngly am! in detail, thus giving' the man ;i e-iniiice lo escape. One can fiiiagiiic a woman's nerves going to pieces under the strain, specially 11' Khe has n husband who Is given to robust forms "of speech under pressure. But in spile of the risk to her he:iit, and slje says it is good to be so tired at night tli;il slu; can go to bed about half-past nine o'clock and fall asleep at once, witli-'iiijl liiinlilng about lierseir. He-r Iie;irt is away~away with husband ;in