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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta PRODUCT OF 1916 TOYLANDS. AN EDUCATION IN DISGUISE New Canadian Industry Will Help Santa Claus to Educate Boys and Gifls as Amuse Toys From German and Sweatshops. E. W. KBVXOI.DS. pnU ,ANTA OLAl-S 1616 "has .-u'l.n, VJ the utilitarians. Ho has taken on (he p'.intlo iff modernism. Though ho riclos on the clouds. snil his fleet-tooted reindeer can mount most obstacles, tho British blockade on the north and other sens has re- stricted his supply. Me has been de- prived of the sweat shops of Austria. Berlin, ami Bavaria, and he has had to look closer home for his toyinak- t suspended ?rv theyare made course a majHR'r as to bring home to the boyish :ninil tho many phases of aviation. Toys That Teach THE old-lime magic lantern has dolnirted. Indeed the gift of a "still" lantern would be spurned hy the really modern boy. Xothintr.'Short of a "-Hlovie1' and these can be .hud in .th's year.-very, The Huge stoi'Us oMoys laul in by go .witli theni.'U- '-i Santa at tile various toylands J 'Boys of a mili'tary'-Utrii of'-miiid'ure ami emporiums throughout thc_ ofinod- and characterized byiheir education- i fm cannim implements of >f .the war toyrinnkt.-r ;his year are so un- usual that their productions are the crowds. Toy that have to {sale. To give complete details of the ously from the majority of toys. large .jguns ,vith ,.ca, .jig-M These were mostly cheap and taw- j n fl to ,lit the dry, tinsel-like, unpleasant to eye, to the taste of the Yo which this class ot toy has youthful ow-nerE, easily breakable, .of j bfen would require .too no lasting which the child tired of very soon after the excite- ment of stocking-opening had much space. The motor industry if also fully (represented in "true-to-life" models, off. These, toys were of no value to ,.re ,hat the maker, less to the use- source of profit to the clothed child labor in Europe which made them. Tlie freedom and scope thus given the new Canadian toy industry has permitted the display of Canadian originality and resourcefulness. The British blockade foas created an open- ing for the handicraft of the incap- acitated soldier who will be Saata Claus' assistants in. the future. Al- ready the ontrut.of a number of toy- making schools for maimed and crippled soldiers are being sold in the city toyshops. They bear the I while the.. "11 r l III could-put out a miniature fire. In ill-red, in- development of tne freak toy the gyroscope has not been overlooked, while the products of the circus have been adapted by the toy artist and designer to an amazing degree. The circus toys are tlie main features of this year's exhibitions. Boys who a rew years ago would content with a rocking .____..... _ horse on wheels, now look for the horse that actually gal- lops, and it is provided. lar Imn. The have also been materially improved. Lessons in real' strategy. teach the youthful players to more pleasing inscriptions o. Made on( are In "Made in Canada.' orovided The boy with the temper- A trip through the happy lands c.Ucrai fm, Tllis childhood this week proved a source TTOJIE shim lire packed Hi tlie bag which the peasant is Wars Toll Has Claimed Their Homecoming of French Peasants ___ rying on his shoulder. Bewildering Arrays of Jewels Worn by War Wealthy. Americans Money Splashed Everywhere by-Careless, Extravagant Women, Who Snap Up Furs and Gowns Valued at Thousands of Dol- Thinking About Notable Exceptions. Canadian Sales Girl Tells of Rush Before Christmas Ceiling Work i" a Big Store Is Not ot undiluted pleasure and delight, nnd a source of real educative in-' spil-ation lo a party of worldly-wise Fine Canadian Toys long rows of iK-r.viiy I shelves and nt books are not the daubs iat characterized ihis class of toy the, past. The -books have been implied with a view to teaching him elementary art, design, and color combinations. In short, the young i artist Is .encouraged, to produce some-' j thing that he and his friends will be ;Ky BEATRICE UEDPATll. tin turns her attehlion lodiste's windrnys on FiElll ave- ime one enlculate In thous- ,t !nKis if onp anywhere ap- io charities and incidentally j [H.0.lcj1 the value of the two or three gives a postntue hall of un- i gowns thai ai-e shown. splendor. The JIadison j on Wall Street day.-, montus, nn veai-s of hard work hai-e sptn o male a mem- Th i The range ot is nou rMtrictcd. Sfltiare Gardens as a talc from j Arabian Xights. It v.-as theDur- bar in miniature with all the color- jwhon ing, the glitter, an-1 sumutuousncss TH K we which flu-, fo all tin East. source fro 11 the wires meet, where the ]ml ii loiive po WIVES TO BLAME FOR IMC. OF L? This One Says They are Having Too Good a' Time These Days. By L. S. AS woman livintr counlry, I havo read from time .U> time the views pub- lished In tho papers. Looking-' nt things as I can from the outsUlo in, and from the inside out, It seems to me, that as one has put a finger on the vital spot. j-thins hut the right thing sois the blame. And everybody IB looking to the Government or the Council or someone or something, to sot thfngfl to rig-Ms. ,That is, tlio people nt large the'affairs of life'adjust- BO that they may go on living and continue to an-joy life, hi the same as they havo ooeu doing for the past ten years or so. For many years agitators of the female sex have been crying'out for an easier life for women. Sbmo of these agitators whose mothers or grandmothers hod toiled as pioneers right here In Ontario, got their ideas frmn women on the other side of the line, whose matomal forbears had been guilty of the samo sort of slav- en' in the of the counttry. These agitators usually had an able-bodied supporter in the shape oi a who, without at all un- derstanding her, admired his clever wife, liked to see her well dressed, and believed'what she said In public or through the press, because sin? said it was true. Now, trVand get iny point The agitators things easy. They not called on to produce any tiling. They did not want to produce anything: They I could not see that there was any ne- cessity for them to produce any- thing. So they did not produce, "Why should they? Their men kept them. She Doesn't Produce ND when she ceased to he a pro- a Cin Is Not Early and Save the A Kj- a CLKRK. .he lust tfcek of October, hav- ig given up v.-ork on'the mun- itions, 1 went to ,aee if I could get a job'as Christmas clerk, ily suit had long passed iL- motto for her weddlns; 1 "Girl of the l.huberlost." ,v the thins to take up her time, MO she- turned' to clothes. Does lh.'i-t mean I hai she. became a Oh; tlear, bo! She o lucer of ;he i adoi-mnent. and nearly of usL-EuIness, We iiave'a doesn't know she is' one'Wrself.. She is just thirty; .has got that Kind of sallow ness that .you notice amongst days of tl10 -sales girls; her 1 hair is 'but unencourag'ed-look- 'getting1 hard! Her iLli five cents' worth of gaso- ____ and she" wo re saMnff to: get a home together. He was killed at. the exhibitions ihe .proiin of a to.a-l, nor. an, that has incre-asoil the nuigc-Jit Tiul ana doll, absohitc-ly ,o making house. Imitation ' tna. auUuil- New York., is of course Walt Street, -The narrow sireet. bounded by hug, childhood happy. .The toys on exhibition, for boys na- turally show iliver.sHy, and give more examples of the extent to which' the Canadian toy inihisiry has extenndo. -'Up TO comparii- tively recently the b'jddinff or the hoy of a constructive turn mind, had' to content himself with a sample box of blocks worked out in some inane design, which amused him and -which he usai to pelt the birds in ihe back garden ly walk. Some ernwl with almost litVr-like movements, while those who talk say words which are almost hu- man expressions. Toy furniture and tea selfr have been proviiled. so that j little motUers can really play house- j keeping and provide real teas. Freak toys have also been deve'.op- i to an unusual decree. Kicking Boxes sokl t'ur fivt> huniiren dojlrnv. -ould have been liartl to cnl- iufate the cost of tin- costumes. detective weftt amons ;nid will that were worn. The scent: li.iinted p.nd decorated to represent an East- ern city bafHed descilption. tlie ilooc windows ;niu -Rruiefi v. mi n un, is the gniost, to ton guard over jewels j o( crowds fiwecp nlonj; the- p.ivonicnts, crowds; of keen, exrito'l niftn. iH :i runs the whole of the machinery of "gct ,m h.on to preas front tour.. 'months, ago. It has ton Mn-s where 1 room. ihey ,lon't iDner m'8 UI> by tllC. Sh" tnmo0 wntiL JOUIM. i I is questioning every existing num- ide condition of life now. allow you in tlie my loots were' against inc. I guess; .she said there was no vacancy. 'Down in the suits a friend of mine j arrangement bcintT conspicuous jit, black anu white tiles. :On this j ''they (lanced, dressed to represent-! rowd, for there nre bright clothc-n. The dun colored too, ex- llancinfi. vho render that waife _ henSi rawterp. aad' tnithfutly crow the back garden j bugg that cljmb walls The designs were usu- Santa Claus ally something between a puzzie and front elevation of a freak house- and cur ISl'i has collection of toys a tront tiei-uuoii ot wlu prove not only a source of The toVs in this division, maue "j amusemenlr ,lui an educa- year for Santa Claus. show remark- able architectural advancement. They ______. hare been prepared and designed by capable architects. Eh'ery detail is t complete. The fortunate owner of the latest building toy possesses j ]_. something that la of real educative value to him. It not only amuses NOT THAT SORT who is appealing for hospital bags for wounded men, tells a rather touching f.vt-ry character of folk lore or fable, every period, and every nation, only the .costumes representing the cen- tral powers being happily absent. The jewels were bewildering-. The Americans have always been, noted for. their fondness for jewels, -ami this year, with their great war prosper- ity they can fuliy gratify their de- sires anca. saw two pearl ,nenklaces sold, valued anywhere around -thirty thou- dollars. At Cartier's, In the email room' that looks like so story of a pi ivate soldier who had him and passes his time, it teaches jjust recovered from a severe wound. him to list his handstand his head, and encourages practical applica- tion: Along with this class of toy goes the "iron worker" or "constructor" toy. "With the aid of this the boy is assisted and Feeling III and very homesick _he went to "headquarters to obtain leave of absence. Said he, In a most de- jected manner, "I haven't seen my wife for more than a year." .elder j said the colonel, "I haven't encouraged to I ajen my Wif0 for nearly two years." conceive his own ideas, create his own designs; to build bridges, eleva- tors, houses, railways, windmills, lifting apparatus, and a host of other Msefui and helpful all cal- culated vto ajssist the boy in later years, when playthings are work- SJiouId the boy havealiking for the wood-ivprkiiig and carving tools are at his disposal. The mod- ern fret-work set helps the. boy to cut out beautiful pieces of wood- work that would ornament the home." The latest developments In aerial transportation -have been taken tip by the King of Toyland. Exact rep- licas of.airplanes and small dirigibles are on sale. By the aid of clockwork cept foi- the occasional straight white sweep upwards of a newly-built skyscraper that, still defifis the gfcii- eral atmosphere or gray. The roar of the curb market, where the unlisted stocks; are bought or sold, Is the first thing.that strikes one. The insistent shouts and cries, past the massive and dig-. nified Stock Exchange one sees a nervous crowd of curb brokers block- u> to make use of her name with one of the main floor-managers. I did, and he said there was no va- either. My friend, had happened to mention thai there was friction between him :md the employment clerk to whom I had When you change about n lot you get to sort of know what to when you go into new place, know.all the routine of punching your ey can uy g nervous crowti in uui While standing in Tiffany's I ins the entire' street. .11 if fMiri.-iinj :ind much as a safe hung with diamonds, stsas one hears orders being given quietly that are staggering in tho amounts they entail. The wealth in XcwYork is unbelievable; it is difficult to real- ize the extent of it. It is curious anfl fascinating to stand and watch this gigantic game being-plaVed. The brokers leaning half out of the windows overhead, a telephone-in one hand and with the other makin A> said the soldier quite earn .ly and respectfully, "that may be, 'but me and my wife ain't them Upstairs Jewel Dealers XD it is not only where there is j appearance wealth, walk down Broadway, climb a staircase, go into a sordid little room with nothing in it but a desk and a chair.or so, and talk to the greasy- looWiig foreigner -who lounges there n his shirt sleeves. If'he sees you are really as innocent TH you appear, strange and rapid far below, in the And then a frenzied figure m the Elrcet appears to clutch madly at the and a broker far overhead makes note of so- mucn stock bought or sold. And all the while thn roar of voices keeps up. But tiie most singular part of it all was I thought, the figure of an old ,man walking quietly amonlj these frenzied beings, a heap of white rugs lut 'over his arm, repeating monotonous- spoken (they Thli rninu. I bent he turned were both old em- shot quickly Into my right over the counter Itway and a friend of Miss C. in the suits. Can't you give me some Kind of a Job' That mutt up in office don't know when she sees one the cmplojTnent a gooa saleslady Don't you? Guess he needed someone. He'd never havo taken on the suit I weal if he hadn t the ne didn't see my boots over the .counter else I'd never have 'gotten in; there was u bis hole in the "Come thia day next he said. over ly. "Bedroom rugs for sale.'? There is always Ihe singular, the dissonant in New York, the scarlet threat! woven through, tnat adds color lo the-otherwise rather drab spirit of commercialism. -And The Eurioug was immediately She Sang- was arranging her mistress' >J hair one afternoon when she that she had heard Miss iVIIen sing i before. the .'parlor the evening "How dfd you like her, ed the mistress. sighed .the maid, it was grand. She snng just as if she THE SUPREME SACRIFICE T T is as when many colori shine out in an opal under changing I lights. There is your little word so, "Ood so loved the you Know AVell, when I think .tit that it is even as I now tellyou. In It sometimes 1 seem to see the soft flosh-tintsxof Bethlehem's liahe, then such green as is on the hlllb around and then a blue of the lake in Galilee As I look again I see the silver and gold of Syrlas" gram fields the bright hues of its mam wild flowers -ind the jumble of color? in our quick villaso crowds And then >ellow of torch flames agairst the black of m dniglit m a garden of sudden purple of a flung of burial linen and a dead face At last the ruddy light of n> shining on an open loved the my "The Piclureland at the tay William Allon Knight (Upper Canada Tract this struck e even more insistently to listen. The-faces around were just aa tent, the men pushing forward just hold1? a ktng'a ransom- A caired cm- HUlUn i liCUlii LlLlfi ILI erald dating back hundreds of ynars, The 0.- his being- there was not ticula expect You prices. inaimgers have since the look at them all just what their characters are. Sometimes the girls arc all right to you, especially if you are nicely dressed. That .takes with the cus- tomers, too. I have known women to come into, the -store and remark on the nice appearance of a certain saleslady The Holiday Strain wording ot the general automobile, lasso to eaten the, woman who is minded lo "take life, easy." who be- lieves in "not working so If women in general "put up" to- matoes when they can be had for 20 30 cents a basket, wouKJ anybody care whether canning T HAP girl to my knowledge more on her c'othes than any 'other ffirl the department; It Is difficult to look neat on or eight dollars a' week (or less) when you are on "your {own" as I am. Not many landladies you TV ash Chink charges fr cents for two waists, and all women: knowf what collars cost "this year, and halt a block further onT-wliere an-. .it-.> think abo.ut the war there was u group around that counter. Sable coats lined fir0 only n. few days in Vfore they are takon out to don'Uiko W cut. But M; while one glance any of much." said one American to me. ,rom dancing in rented'from dancing in a K.-II-- ;s lined with er- tca of ohe must be women wrho can do the nctuai practical woik of a homo and thev must glory In bemg tlhe good old fashioned ot grandmother e time The da} has come tor the TTO mfcn of Canada to revive these oo llshmenta Ii lull It Till be up new agitators to put a naw comprehension Into tho minds of ou. as to the of tlat Ste must an. easy II musT'come to meM. to hor a, lite caay Tom tho carkmg cares of the past It must tc cares UL mean a life easy and smooth Dec! 0( her realization ot her power pto and to execute. It -me to mean, a l.fe easy of her livauon of a fa' aghted policy the government ot her home llhat wm be prepared for any emergonoyo .I! of chmate of intlu ___rv hack her tho soldiers women wil' give 'pl-we to tho cxpies In these women must h-ue worn Or hoi i K ana them ;