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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta of Whoriri .(fiopvTifhiyi f.Canadum Ollicial Photo {Copyrifht) Canadian Olhrial Fholo (CaprV^*)] 1(1) Amone the reouans of a Gk>tha whiqli yns bl^ht ioym in fUunM new a hospital in the ' 'tianadiaa lines. (2) A Canadian nurse giVing.her]yet "tfero? cream withmwbejrry jnice. (3) Canadian officen entertaining Canadiap) 'ibnericikn and' Imperial nnnet. Tea i>n .Die lawn whicb is within range of enemy guns. (*) Janeti'MaoDonaidf cMatron of No. rOanidian! .' - \ Cainalty Clearing Station, one of the two sisters/of the Canadian Corps Who Iui,�e > ^, 3>.Biy openxtb*F*iich^ but staffed by Canadians., .(73lSome:Caiial[ianSed^:i)l^o^ enjoying a meal on^the V****?*' front. (8) Wounded Canadians'en-roate-for Blighty^^^^^^^^^ ./^t^ .vjj,,;,. i ' , (9) Lbcatlng a bullet in thfe-rlrm (^^^^French soldier^jii';tii9^an^ian�Hospital-a^S^^ of Canada, ^ZA - name and work o^'t,�t?^^ana-: . dlan Hed Cross isvitrell^ldiOFiii Bat so maoy people reajlza^fbisvitn: mense amount of worfci'tyB^ffiety^ accomplishes for the..^1)eii�ntt-,of,Jiur uwnlty V '�^" V , This �work Is belng-,8t�U;turtlier;exJ tended m connection wjta> ^taeiroliel of destlCute peoples In-thePdeVastft^ed] regions of North^rfi Pra4ce,;aiid�BieI-^; glum-$3O0,�OO .liaTing'.alreaily~,vi;i-'-ijg 2 The Canadian Red Cross,^oaletyjis' affiliated with the British Red Cross Society. It was founded in 1896^ and nv�B the first Colonial Branch estab-Tllshed in', the Dmplre. The society was incoirporated/by SommioB Charter IB s^909. ^The first Red Grosa .flag ^ever used in Canada flew at:Batochc, and Jnay be seen m the; tohnHoss Bobertsoff: Collection.Tii/.the Public Library, Tdronto. , ... v-^i. function of the ;Ganadian Red- Qross. Society is:. V �  � . *'Bxtra''-mforts a^ albkindsXwbi^hi'arj; � "extra" to the supplies rfijinilshca  V by the Government to .the Gaaa-. dian Military'Hospitals'an^iOth re>: paiientsi fopds, and hundreds of articles of e.m'"^^^ the B. E. F., whctbef JESaiiBSu|ns, kipds calculated to make the hospl tals more homelike and more e/B-cient. \ ^ (c) By erecting Recreation Huts, V�randah Wards, and other buildings i to add^ tjlpNefflciencr Of the MedJcal tcDsTiaiiia, the health and comfort -'^(ttiebti. ��  ', ^. iipj/, � provjdiufc^'' ambulances. �, arid othir motor transport to Htt;tbe moremen4of thftr.'Wcruiid-[ �--ed ;.or'the- disiributioE pf''8'd;bfe?fe8 for ''��th6iK.rellef;::s--,^--;-;*.-; ..-The society taVari ' infdrnifttiOn  Siireaij in its London Office with foif departments, which esists lo find the individual. Canadian, in whatever jioepitalmay ii aiiid provid*'hliia reports: to .their frlen^i3aid-,4he society: ^as to their progreea'ind -their needs. ' .f^fSi. The Parcels DepartidetatdespatcheB rthe comforts needed by eieh man-fruit, j flowers,. stationery, smokqe, toilet'irequiBjtes, L'ames, fancy^work materials, and so od .The Newspaper Department trl�fe to secure for each man his own "Home Town" newspanSr; The Drives and ISntertaimnent De-.partment pi-jvldes recratloii outside the hospital or home for the patients well enough to proQt by It. .The Enquiry Department searches continually for news of "missing" men, often gleaning information from other wounded men of the same battalion through the Red Cross Tisi tors. -, The Canadian Red Cross Society undertakes to despatch to every Can adian prisoner in enem}' countries, regardless of rank, t^e maximum amount of food and clothing permitted by the regulations of th� Central Care Committee for Prisoners of War, which was established by the Joint Committee of the British Red Cross and St. .John of Jerusalem to be the central authority With regard to all British prisoners."-'..r^-;,, *, ; No food, clothing or other"aitlcles. except money,: letters v.';a'Bd. 'liewe-papers, can reach Cas^laii^'^prf'iPiiei's in enemy countries un"*e^'?rthey-iare dither sent by the Cua^iwi'.^ed Cross Society itself ot/.imttpn Jits direction: -or bear, the ;fo.?5Mue. to the next-of-klD f> c '>/' The Canadian Red" Cross-iS^cIety provides a Rest Home ::fof.'ttarBe^.^in London .tEnnmmore Gra;rdonB)>:.wnth accommodation for ftfljtsi,^, "it'ialso provide* a Rest J-) om^S-at'Bpulpime for nursing sisters pass-IJfJti'thj^dgh that base, which is ope^'S^o'-'^ll'mijrses 47,0(W 35,000 8,000 79/000 Australians, Americans'Of/Jftiperials, and cai) accommodate ^emis..^6p nii^s af; one time. All ihej^e^'homfes'^'^re open to the Xursing 8i|Wlpi;/0tf ;the Canadian Army Meaical;. c;oroB,;>to members, of the impj^iSaly^NujOTng Service, .to Canadian xif^AyiJj'ii.'anff to Ithe voluntary state qf j^tte'- Cani^ilan VRed Croft* Society in fJIOiBdon,- In 1917 the head ofBdp of thiaj so-iciety received from th^ p�rovinc'* of Canada the following sufais: A.'.bprta ..............O... �107,7a5 Brltlgh Columbia ....M... .. 84,888 Stahitoba............230,197 New' Brunswick ..........' : 16,536 ,Ont*i^S.. ...... B55,8�9 Prinfee Edward I�fdnd ....>. . 6,080 Quebec................ I?7',8s4 Saskatchewan ............ 332,978 Also irom Yukon Tentitorr . -8,210 United States 78.143 � , . -,;.|l,59.7,8�l! White the sum of $1,555,000 was reji celTed iii subscriptions at j^be r tlie BUsd. (3) Hospital near Parle pre. eented^bjr Canada t6 French ' nation (expended daring Ing 1917 only) lOi.OOO (4) Grants for Bed Cross  work in:Italy.......... 36,000 (5) Supplies purchased for f dlstributloa from Iiondon,^ and from depots at Bou- ' logae and Paris S48,00� (6) Parcels for .,Qanadlan -. j, v Prisoners (Prisoiier^ |of; ? i J iji War Department) '*ir.i.*'!- :;590,0740O0 (8) a�H|it!t6iSt. Jdlm An^bn-v". lanceBrigade; ' I equtpmenl and transports, tlon) 50,000 The total number of packages ship. ped to. England during i 1917 was 64,957. These supplies Included: ' Handkerchiefs .,,., ^,.... 3,-000,000 ' 1 Shirts ,.",,,,.,..,,.,,..... 193,480-Pillow Blips ................ '212,070 Pillows and pads......... 175,034 Pyjamas.......249,772 Kit, comfort and personal property bags 79,678 Bocks, pairs .,,............ ^868,6^9.- Towels ......482,768 Sheets ......304.386 Sweaters.....,.,,.. ,,,......^8,600 Caps ^Balaclava, sleeping,,, , /trench and stretpber) ),.. -,.,9f*A4ikti Candies '� and' majSje �J8ujgar,,w^^ �.�/;;); tons'''V-'.' ' r ..i'j't.   I . ,)>.-� 1,3-. Pfiaches'.'caMs ,,,,., .,?,00,Q,--Cigarettes^ 4.5()O,/M)0 ; Plug and cMwIng tobacco, 7�, uKuze, yaras �.11...-. Absorbent cottoii, lbs- 11,000 � ToUl^^wpr^oximate volue' of goods f�nt'.'ftver�eaf $4,818,795. ' j, � f - / � ;