Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
VDMEMoPTHE VORLD-THER CANADIAN WOMEN'S GIFT TO NAVY IS NOW IN OPERATION New Wing of Royal Naval Hospital at Chatham, Formally Opened by Duchess of One Woman Nurse to Each in Better Trenches. By ELEDA. 8lft U'e3e iH tho expression of our love J- and loyalty to pur King and country, nnd-.of grati- tude to the brave men who are lighting for the vindication our honor among the nations, for the ad- vancement of civilization, for the freedom of our Empire, and for the safety of our homes." So runs the Inscription on tho new wing, which was presented by the women of Canada to the Iluyal Naval Hospital at Chatham. Wo had been invited by the commander-hi -chief, the nore, and the surgeon-general to official opening by the Duchess of Connaught, and ,is a limited num- -xjr of fifty invitations only had been Issued to Canadians; and a special iin P.ut.at pur disposal, it wa a hit o' good fortune'to find ourselves whizzing :through- on the trip. Motors w-ereat the away we drove to'the hospital- group of large-buildings surrounding, n huge campus, and then.the array of naval uniforms that greeted :'our vision! Far bo It from anybody to. he fickle lo tho khaki, but who' was it that wrote -the Nice Girls'LoVe "a- and 'as-i everyone knows, "Variety is the Spice of or life or something. At any rate we all had a "fit of tho which was but the reaction, and natural sequence, I. suppose, after the regular epidemic of jaundice or khaki-fever that has been prevalent. A flag-bedecked passageway, gay with all the multi-colored naval Hags used In signalling led to the gymna- sium (which boasts of a floor of where the opening cere- mony, was Tifild, and this good-sized hall was filled with representatives of Canadn, the Admiralty, and the staff of the hospitals. Admirals, vide- admirals. and surgeon-generals ga- lore In their blue and an imposing quantity of gold'braid at first mudo one feel quite "at sea" after tne cus- tomary khaki, but not for.Jonff, ns each was a host in himself. Wings for Two Hospitals THE commander In chief the norc (the 'Nor-1 meaning the command around the cstuaiy ot the Thames -Introduced Sir Ar- thur Maj who, na director general of the meoUc.il seitices at the Admir ilt> made a very happy Bpcech laud- ing Canada, and explaining that as the result of Hospital Ship Day throughout the Dominion Immediate ly after war was decUred nearly had neon to Lug land A3 the nav> was then ide quately equipped with hospital ships it was suggested as ichisable to use this reall} splendid jmm in connec lion with the two largest hos pitals which resulted In the bml.Iing of. this new wing and of addition which is about to be completed at the hospital at Haslar Portsmouth Sir Arthur May paid a -vcr> high tribute to the intensely patriotic en- ergies OE Mrs Albert Gooderh-un who was spated on the platform the Duke tnd Duchess and to whose operation and-de.otion to the cause he claimed the greatest credit duP The Duchess then pronounced the building open and the Duke add cd a tew appropriate words A few of those present whose names are known to lorontonlaus were Lad> Lady Drummond Col AIi-s Aimour Mr and Airs H auch' an. exposed position as recently, and their new trenche; re said to be most up-to-date with all the comforts of as one ptimist it, but we know ctter. However, they really are tated to be excellently built, having een dug by a battalion of Scotch liners who knaw just the right way o go about it. Here, There, and Everywhere 4 NY BODY whn Idly declares, ti. a Socialistic spirit, that the loyalties are no more than any of should be dragged the weary ounds of any one day picked at ran- from the engagement calendar t our Royal families.- acriflcing to" the "'personal-' Interests f their people must be, more than opening of, losing fuw minutes here nd half an hour are ruly martyrs to the cause. The Dulcu and Duchess oir Con :aught( this making the third visit or the, Duchess, Informally Inspected he Canadian Red Cross headquarters a Friday morning, when I happened o be there, and'.were most Interested n the modi's Princess Patricia also visited this wok 1he_OrtoVio Hospital Orpington fcelmj receued M Col ijid Mrs.''Graham -Chambers' of To- onto; 'and on Thursday "Queen Alex- .ndra, at-the India. liken -colors to' 'representatives of ndfan This ceremony most quaint, as the various'Of- teers, before shaking hands, present- d their swords first, and the Queen puched the a token of ac- ceptance, of; homage. .One Indian iclfi his hand in an attitude of pray as he retired from Her Majesty'a quite u touch of Oriental charm. Mrs Agar Melville Gooder MClVll e warrf James Ross, Mrs Perel Rtdout Lady Evelyn rarquhar T May Mrs Hunter Surgeon Jl JHeWllt. Depulv Surgeon srsrsssrss The Quarter' TOUB of iwipection Proved m A interesting SHSHrr 7or p-Otent, but for the for iwuUcally termed tor the wnlor ml comprises dormitories and dinlnE'room, lor the Junior ratlns there are barrack rooms havlnfe Bur from whlcli the hammocks, In whic, they sleep, con be slang- ana and weve made an agreement not to give any Christmas presents even to the members of our own fam- ily1 The com ersation saddened me Conversations about dropping out Christmas gifts always do For I have a firm :convlctloii; that so long as- the -world should each other gifts at Christmas time. The wprld s sorrow and needs however great should not cause tho dolnp away with the custom even for a year. These but make it all the sweeter In-such times it is need- ed moie than In tho happier day Tor these war worn days while they sadden also warm hearts There is they brlrtr. that fertilizes even the imakes i appreciate the little love token or friendly offering1 which in other times might go'unappreciated f And then the woijd just rtojy needs everj spark or every whit ft UlndH-_ ness that can be called into beintr A Gift That Wu Too Late T surely friendship and love arc not dependent upon so many answer Certainly not but __friendship and love are the sweet- In the street cars when so many times might Save walked, this Christmas he wont be here! And he shall never know how we appre- ciated all his kindness to us when would have been'such a nice way of showing it, and our re- gard for him' WOUK! lime been such a litt e bright spot in his life and cheered him the book Itself." Hurry On the Gifts is that tho sadness and Isaster the world is now pass d jj 1J cst things Ih the worltt And we not do too mi SO to .li- ing through enhances the Value of the Christmas gift. How many thia srear are gone to whom we in the old'days before this cruel war had come to How fast our loved ones go! We must make haste to" give our gifts while they are with "us., for they .do not stay long. In this ibl6 Christmas let Us remember; "Better a flower or a cheap .bouquet To send to my friend this %ery da> Than a bushel of roses white and red To heap on his coffin when he dead.' This'Is no time for costly gifts. Our money is needed elsewhere. And then our best gifts.should go over- seas to the brave fellows fighting foi na to help bring a lasting Christmas of goortwUl to tJiem, to mfin' to the world Neither must wo tho forget those jiistxftfe itfho h'avo' rned. And "the poor are always i But, even though all our money that in other years we spent m our Christmas giving to friends must :be used in this way, it is no why -we should stop giving iome little token to our "near and dear-" We shall give just the same. That is. if we care enough for them o be a little less selfish; to deny our- selves of some of the things which we could well do without. Perhaps not nine-tenths of the women in To- ronto yet. know what it means to it comes to a ques- loiTot clothes. They still throng the kid glove counters (many of the lad- es of nobility in England this win- :er are io use mittens for outdoor They ,still throng the .fancy collar counter, the -ilk blouse dingle costly furs are often only burdens to And et we" say we can't, afford Christ-! mas gifts. This is an excellent time to clear away all the rubbish that has accu- mulated about the giving of Christ- mas more ths. commercial ixchanis of gifts, no more the costly gift.that afford, etc., etc. Just'a token prompted by love, that is all. Let us come back this Christ- mas to the little home-made things that .we used to give in the old days and put such a wealth of love into the making. Why cannot we have a return in many cases to the present day such gifts can only mean one thing, recipient Is sure to cherish them. ew York Through Canadian Eyes! 1______________ i Liberty Blazes With Russian Evening Gowns Have Trains The S Friendly American. By BEATRICE REDP-ATH.- (costumes were far .from attract: v T IBERTY is no longer to stand with high, stiff Head flosses tin I grave and dark at the doors of the Republic. After this she is to blaze with light. This na_> in- augurated with a great amctsst: of ceremony and was a wonderful sight. Behind. the jagged rows of skj scrapers, shining every -window; and some with from long A Smart Lover take thfse flowers to Miss Bertlo Bohco, In No. 12." "My, sir, you're the fourth gent wot'a sent her'flowers torday" "What's that? What the deuce? Who sent the 'Oh, they didn't send any name. lhe> all said 'Shell know thei came from "Well, here.- take my card and tell her these nrc from the same -gentle- man W10 sfent tllc oth.cr streamers and festoons oC lights; the crowds along1 the waterfront, and twelve battleships ".come to pay hom- age to Liberty, solemn, grey shapes standing- out in massive bulk in the rocket went'..up, at a signal I believe from the May- flower, where the Bresiden't was on jboard, and while the ships roaied heir salutes a soft glimmering radi- ance wrapped the great grey figure of Liberty Then every In the harbor broke out into deafening applause. But the spectacular moment was when- Ruth Law suddenly swept down from a great height her little aeroplane appearing to unravel long ribbons of yellow flame The crowds shouted their applause as for sonv time she circled about in a track of white light, and then vanished into me darkness till onlv the word Lib- erty written on her aeroplane In In- candescent lights was visible Strange it seems that France thirty ago gave this statue to her sister He- public as a symbol of theii-mutual aim, and now at the time of this II t luminatlon of Liberty here In Am- erica, France is bleeding and suffer- ing for this Ideal America has possible aid to her sister to the sufferen la flib week she Is turning her attention Jn- stead to sick and wounfl- ed in The Rnwian Baxaar UT perhaps Ru99ia soems 13 distant to make i direct appeal to ihe New Yorkers' charity, for the blp .imory Jie.U only a very smill number of people the aftcrr.oon th.it I was there, It was all gather baip and this was Intend- ed for the were neither, pretty noi becomint The stalls held, nothing vety intei-, eating, and, In iact, doemefl -auilc neglected by the few were there. But Pavlowa arfd'_hef Russian dancers redeemed the "rest Oncf "wonders how'these? dancers can so readily to all the caila made upon, them both" af- ternodn and evening at tho .theatre anfi then no often having to'dance between performances, at the many charitable. entertainments that de- mand it. There was a very quaint, pompa- dour ballet, and then ap- peared1 in a spring dance with white', draperies blossoms f floating ethereally about the stage blown by a spring wind When flhe appeared lateri in a Russian folk- dance one questioned whether H was still Pavlova, eo entirely did seem' to have changed in- character to suit the rollicking muplc and brusque movements of a folk-dAiice With no background, no scenery, and. no suitable lighting, it made one realize more than ever whit an artist she is to still be ablo to create eo .wholly the atmosphere of her; dance; Trains on New Evening Gowns N Fr.uicc I believe at present there 1 is a Ian ordering that no must appear in evening dress under penalty of ft fine; so it would seem almost as though the American was making up for It by an added splen- dor, for never, it is eaid, 'has there been such an array of evening dreases as the shops, are .showing this One of the houses on Fifth dve- nue are showing, among an evening dress which Is a very glitter- ing affair The skirt, which Is short and full, Is made at gold net, a gold lace flounce, which IB In the front, falls trom under a girdle of cherry colored satin that fastens with a flat bow across the front. From the shoulders hangs a long narrow train of gold net. These trstinS are" becoming more nnd more popular. Some of tho tulle diesses ha-ve them of -velvet, and often the train Is made more strlK1- times with the metallic cloth that Is so much worn. One'of the-'moat strllting dresses I have seen, was of yelltfw and orange tulle over a foundation of cloth of goldi The eflges of the tulle. weru Uematitched with silver, and the al- ternate draperies of oranse and yel- low 'jriadfc the1 whole effect like a flame Velvet Mwt Popular T -t BLVET la undoubtedly the pcpu V lar material at present Everj to.be'made of it, or at least to. have trimmings of: velvet, black having the" preference for day or evening dresses, the evening coats usurping all the bright "colors. skirts are becoming noticeably .nar- rower, and by spring it is rumored that" the-very-nai row silhouette will be here again; This week one of the well-known houses on Fifth having: a removal sale and crowds swarmed into the small rooms where the fabu lously priced garments are shown. Everything was reduced to i.lmoat a quarter of. its former value (nd wonderful things Hay, about :irked at prices that seemed far be- w even the.actual cost.of materials. he.American modiste does not bp keeping her frocks till they soiromfe s.'hop jnotn- whi9h our aliopa .1 Canida aref so1 inclined to do cheap, in comparison to the prices that we are to pay Tho s'liopa are already ciowaed Chnstmas stoppers, especiallv Other not ygt seem to have: learned the art of toy making that Germany had brought tOvjierfec- The Friendly American THERE is a friendliness about the American shop-keeper, in fact about the American of all classes, that is.no.t found In no other country hasrquSte" the same spirit of They do not understand our word class, there seems to be no such thing-in.America. They 'are strangers to our charac- teristic reserve and seem to accept every stranger as a powlble or intimate friend It may be a batter way. It may show a kmdlior spirit, it ia alien to us, but it amuses rather than offends. Coming down in the elevator a rather shabby-looking: per- son bends over and blows the fur on one's coat "I juat wanted to see the he explains good-naturedly, "It's a good coat, I couldn't moke a better one and one recognizes the little tailor who lives around the cor- Standlng In a ffshSrnonger'a the wo- man beside one commencing with the soaring price of fish Is relating how her husband died of ptomaine poison- ing before one hus received one's change It the same everywhere, in the subway, in the elevated, those beside >ou will talk and relate their quite intimate concerns t Even the druggist is not inert he is'not herdPtted to the little llls.jthe' everyday calamities' that follow us through HfO. Telephoning some bandspcs and some lint he Interrupts shouting excitedly from his end of the telephone, "Say, what's up" Haa anyone got Our druggists are callous to a cut finger But the American ia Inter ested, he is interested In everything is alive and awakp to thjj smallest, ing by being color1 to facts of lift And that is one Ot thu the These trains reasons that he Inevitably "Wins with'chiftoa yi brocade and through to success.