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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEN THE UJTHBRIDGE DAIL'Y HEHAtU MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1920 GUT mm OF THE Ths reports officers of the ander Gait Chapter, I.O.D.E.. present- ed at the annual meeting on Thursday evening wcro as follows: The Regent'! Report February when you honored me with the Regency of your Chapter I felt great In lad- ing upon myself the responsibility in- voHed In tie leadership of so largo a Chapter and so great a cause. But I zm pleased to bring to you tonight a summary ot your year's work that you have every reason to feel proud of. Tao detailed reports ot Ihe secre- tary-treasurer and the different com- mittees you have Leard with keen in- terest end 1 need add no further word, other than to say. that !t is through tho efficient work of these officers and committees (lie chapter has been able to1 accomplish so much. One of tho great foundations of our Order is loyalty, loyalty to our king, our Empire and our Dominion. 1 fist you us one. of my parting requests to ioara what loyalty means, and practice li in all our relations. 0. W. V. Association 20H.OO Children's Shelter Canadian Memorial Hospital Dispensary of. India ai'.OO Sundries 17.30 Metuorisl Kund 850.25 Flag Charts for -Schools Y.M.C.A Women's Auxiliary Sporting Goods tor Central School Navy League............... Christmas Treat. Soldiers' Widows and Children liooks for Oiri Uuides Cigarettes to Solders .r.... To Soldier's Wife Flowers.................. Princess i'at Gift Life Memberships Mrs. G. Hoblnsou........ By Sundry Expenses Express Be loyal to the directors of our Per Capita Tai Chapters; lie loyal to our higher of- ficers; be loyal to the National Presl deut. When we have elected p. woman 10 office, we should give her our undiv- ided support. Perfect en-operation and tho best results can only be secured, if we en- deavor to be fair in our judgment and broadly generous In our efforts to ua derstand those with we dis- agree. If your president could at ways feel that erery woman In the Mrs. Smith's Wail Rent Insurance on 1'iauo and Wool and Sta'.lonr.y fur Tag Day Decorations for Last Minute Sale Loral Council of Women fee. Half of Expenses ui Delegate KJuciUionol Conference, Winnipeg................ Book D 50 26.00 19.00 100.00 60.22 27.05 46.SS C.20 'jli.50 1S.50 17.00 3.5S 17.60 1S.76 Order wished to help her to perform Miscellaneous all her duties with the least Expense of Last Minute Sale amount of friction, the chief worry of the office would entirely disappear. It The. need was felt at tho beginning has not been easy tor mo to speak in of lUo year for a membership commit-1 this way, but If my words make the tee. I would hero like to mention the (ask of my successor any easier, 1 work done by this committee udder the able leadership ot Mrs. Gep. Hpblnson, while in a report there is very little to fhow for work of this a greal deal of tl ne and con- sideration had to be given to sugges- tions before asking, tho Chapter to adopt earns. You are all aware that shall teel tliut they tare been justi- fied." i Respectfully submitted. Christian M. M. Ewert. Regent. Report of Cemetery Committee Madame Regent, Members: 1 have greal pleasure in submitting vra 'were organised in February. 1914. to you the first ismiual report of the so that this If the first year wo bare worked in times of peace. Tho l.O.D.K. was the outgrowth of Borrow caused hy the South Afrlcp.n war and it is in keeping with the alms and objects of tho ordt-r, hating come through' the fiery trial, again, that we should more earnestly devote ourselves to the duty cemetery committee. This committee was formed in April, 1919, when the city entrusted to us the ploi ot land consisting of 10 lots in. Ihe public cemetery which was set. aside for tho burial of'any man who had served under British flag. Our alms and objects are and have been to make and privilege of commemorating tie' beautiful this sacred place which; is heroic deeds of our dear ones, who so fought for a world's freedom, by devo'ting our efforts to so sacred a1 task as National Educational Wari JJemorial Scheme. We have hitherto worked magnifi- cently as individual chapters.but have not up to this point concentrated our efforts sreat object Out of sii million dollars of war effort only oko hundred thousand TTSS spent In Iho name of tho I. O. D. E. It does not seem too much to ask'of us when from this splendid memorial we are to rsceive so mnch local benefit. A clause of our ConStitutlon-reads: "To cherish tie memory of brave and noble deeds and last reitlai; places of our heroes." It to with regard to the latter part of tils sentence I should like to mention tie name of .'Mrs. Holt wholias so devotedly carried on thla sacred work for us. The graves cover the remains of young men with life before Ihsm. One must pause, and think of the great sacrifice each has made. Our consolation may be, "It Is not how .long we live but what vte, do that counts." now known as the soldiers' plot. Our first work was to raise a flag pole on tho plot. To commemorate'the hoist- Ing of the Union Jack u memorial service was arranged for May when Captain Deuoon kindly Balance la Bank 133.50 12.395.25 157.15 J2.55i.43 Cemetery Fund Kibor and Material.. nag Flowers? 7S.15 5S4.83 I Vould also like to mention the lame of the 1st Vice-Regent, Mrs. Ains- TTO-th, to Tvhom 1 am -inexpressibly deb'led for her faithful co-operation throughout tho entire year. iMuca can always.be gained by in- telligently reviewing our work and It seems to mo our frailties eiiat only to be overcome. In concluding I can find no nutter words to erpress my feelings than to quote for your thoughtful considera- tion from Mrs. Gonderham'o retiring address, words that 1 am sure will he an inspiration to all loyal workers. "At this time, I would like to ask you all to accord to my successor the samo loyalty and support that you Tnave given me. I hope that you will not misunderstand or consider mo nn grateful if I go further, .-.nd aak you to Increase the loyalty shown lo your next president. There are word a that 1 can speak now that I could not utter while re- maining in office. We need a deeper 25th. look charge. Very appropriate addresses were given by Lira and Mrs. Hltcuie and Mayor Hardie, after which in a tow well-chosen words the Union Jack wasjiolsted by the regent, Mrs. 3wart. The city band also kindly gave their services by rendering music suit- able to 'the occasion. The neit very mportant matter was tha financing, so with the permission of the city a day was held on June 27tb, which netted us We then, acting upon the advice ot Commissioner Meecli and Mr. Mitchell (the park decided to beautify one half of the land entrusted to us for a start and erected a suitable fence which with painting and labor cost (396. 'AVe built a Union Jack on the ground In the'plot with red, white and blue pebbles similar to the one In Gait Gardens. This we did as we found it .Impossible to -fly the flag all the time as it is so very exposed- to the wind and weather. The graves of all-the lying' :in our- cemeteries were Sept bfjautiful all last summer with flowers and at Christmas a holly wreath was placed on each! individual grave; one large1 o'ne placed at "tho.head ,of the Union memoryo! our dear boyB in 'Flanders. "We- have noV un.der our care 17 graves, nine of. these arc vin the aoldlers1 plol and the remainder'in different parts of both cemeteries. A laurel wreath is sent to every soldier at his-funera and the flag is hoisted at half maul as we feel we cannot do too much to show our respect to those who went forth to willing to tight for King and Country. Wo have now.n balance of and I do It In nocessnry foi me to say there li a great deal wanl ing tp he done aa soon as the wea- ther opens np. I Teel It is a grand work and one that will impress the Balance in Bank J3.30S.20 Sir Alexander Gait Chapter, I.O.D.E., Mabel J. Origg, C. M. Bwert The Returned Soldiers' Welcome I Committee Madama Regent and Fellow Members. In prt-seniiug this, our third and last annual report, there are two things which I regret wo''did not do. One Is, that we did not keep a record of the number of returned soldiers we met, and the other, the number of trains we met It would have been more satisfactory' to you, and would erfainly have been to us. Our com- uittee was formed In the Vcar 1915. and began, naturally in a very small ray. The Srst returned soldier we met was Pte. Mills who came hack in Ihe iuinmer. The next was Pte. Lee, in vovember; and the last we met was ?upt. Jock Palmer, who, witti his English bride, arrived Uome on- Dec. 1919. At first, we were very jnuch dis- couraged. Some would tell us "The soldiers do not want to be met." Others would say "Entirely unneces- but we "held working, not our own glory, but for the -com- !qrt of our soldiers, and the good of our Chapter, feeling privileged to Be so trusted. Since the war has ended; many tiave, individually expressed their appreciation, saying, "Your welcome was good to me." That aloue was sufficient., .recompense for anything have, ever done, yet our Chapter did not. think so, ,aE, on the evening of ,our last annual meeting a motion was passed that 1, of thi3 committee, should be given n life membership pin and certificate. Ladies, the debt of gratitude was on ray side, not yours. You honored me sufficiently when you asked me to.be convener of this committee. I. love my pin and my certificate. They are among tbe most cherished of my pos- sessions. Had we ever had any doubts as to whether cur work was appreciat- ed or not by the soldier, that doubt would have been dispelled when; on the evening of Dec. 5th, 1919, the uinmbera of the presented me with a chaste.service pin and life membership card, b'eautifully. gotten up. The presentation was made by President Longworth and Capt. E. C. Mackenzie. Truly friends, 1 feel hum- was carefully sorted.-tied Into spindles ready for sale, this and (he. 99 pounds new woo! o'u hand was nearly all dis- posed per pound, the ro- luaiuluK 29 pounds being turned in, ana sold at'the "Last Minme some- kulUlnc coltou was aUo dispos- ed qf. The "remainder of the cotton used for wrapping parcels was mado Into aprons, which were sold at the "Last Minute Sale." A large number of balls pf wool ot varying sites were turned in from the .schools'. A box of Iheso was sent to Ihe Misses liruco to be used by the wmnen In the Indian school ot "Which they had charge. The Civic Club were abje to use a number In Ihelr bales to the settlers In the drought districts, and Ilio Xursing'Mision was for its relief work in tho city. In this way we were able to put all this wool to a good use. Early in the year it was decided lo dispose of a the socks ou only keeping a few pairs for emergencies. 500 pairs wero sent lo Mrs. Annitsgt'. Halifax, for the N'avy. 150 10 Krank Sanatorium. 100 pairs to Secours National. Winni- peg The remainder were carried'over hte summer, some being given the re- turned soldiers, tlie-demand In this particular was uot great and a few pairs were sold at a price to cover the cosl of wool. In tha' autumn n further donation Was sent to the Frank Sanatorium, and the Civic Club having undertaken work among the drought sufferers a j donation was given to that worli. anil the Nursing Mission was given (he few remaining pairs for their work. The numlier of Vocks carried over from the previous year was S30 pairs, handed in during the year, making a total of DDO pairs. As this report closes the soldiers' comfort work of tin' Chapter, it might be of Interest to the members lokuViv that pairs of socks were turn- ed, in, and pounds of wool. purchaseiTdurlng the war. I feel that it has been a great privilege to he convener of this committee until its termination" and would like to again thank all tho'se members who. gave so generously of-their time, in helping' so splendidly all through- the years. The tbe work in the schools cannot 'be overestimated and, the' never failing co-operation of the tea- that tho Sikokotoki Chapter'-of girls was formed and Is dolug very excel- !eut work. The schools are still one ot Ihe vital interests of this Chapter. Essay prizes year wero made Tn Thrift Stamps, seven prizes belng_ awarded Plans are- under way for placing mem- orial tablets in the schools in mem- ory of "Our Pdllen Heroea." Histori- cal pic lures were placed In the ward schools during the year. The Local Council ot Women and this Chapter combined forces and scut a delegate, Mrs. D. A. Taylor, to the Krtuolional Convention In Winnipeg, in October, and on her return she fave a very interesting and enlighten- ing report on the work dene. Refreshments were served to the 39lh Mattery-on their return home. At .the time ot the Thrift Stamp campaign we took charge o! one booth three days. .Improvements were made at Battery Point iu the way of tire places, tables anil benches for picnic- parties, and the erection of new flag poles. Mrs. Buchanan who was the dele- gate .from' this Chapter to the 21st National Annual'meeting held in Mou- Ireal. In -May, gave a very address on the proceedings and on itio work ot the 1.0.UK. throughout the Dominion. Mrs. Stafford our delegate to- the Girl .Guides, Convention in Toronto also gave report of Ibis strong organization. Our services were offered to the City to help in the entertainment of the Prince ot Wales. Jn October we became affiliated with tha Local Council ot Women. We greatly enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Smltb, National J'alrlotlo Educational Secretary, In November. As In 1918 we again assisted in the Victory Loan Campaign, earning In commissions about A Christmas treat was tendered tho bereaved mothers and wives, and chil- dren ot soldiers in the of a pic- ture show, high, tea and Christmas tree..' the assistance ot the Ho- tarlans this was a huge success and Ihe guests ware all conveyed home Iu automobiles, tired tut cheered. heartily approve .tfce forming of ayMunlclpal Chapter in city end have asked the other Chapters to discuss the matter, also wo have, promised'to.act as god-molher to onb or more Junior. Chapters, It art) organized In .the schools. (Contlnusd on Page LLiailllllS UlllV.t. II M MI.I.VI M- spirit of loyally In our Order, ladles, rising generation with the sacrifices a BDlritlhat will lieej) that were madt uy our fellow conn- from doing anything that will the work to which we have ourselves. Wo need a spirit of loy- alty that will not be mortified, or warp- ed, by personal animosities or.jjrciud- ices. In a'lnrge organisation like oura, It is not. poasihle that uur opinions re- garding policy and mothods will al- lio harmonious. But we can al- ways no fair and just in our judg- ments It we endeavor to understand thoso with whom wo disagree. In an organization like tho Daughters of the Empire, prejudices and personal dls: should not be permitted to con- trol our course of action. I hopo that none ot us will ever give our new president and her associates any cause to feel that, no mattor what they may suggest, tho plan will meet with help- Ja! criticism, not opposition, t hopo tlvai my successor will never be given to feel that her mtslaliuapiay be made In all sincerity be welcomerl and magnified. I express that hone, because 1 know that no leader can do her best In such an atmosphere. trymen. ,U Holt, Convenor. Report t To the officers and members of Sir Alexander Gait-Chapter, I. O. D. B.. 1 herewith submit the annual financial period from Feb- ruary 1st, 10W, to January 31, IS.'O, as follows: 4 Receipts Balance In Canadian Bank ot Commerce................) 313.61 Dues 137.00 Salo of wool, son account, per Jlrs. Iloblnson Oalbraith School Bos More and More People are drinking INSTANT POSTUM instead of coffee. i a standard of nrxl (jreAter con- venience nvxXc the The Price la The Some As Before The War y Grocera High School lentral School............., -'leelwoud School Westminster Plna Bold Mite receipts Sale of Music Transferred to this account, from Commissions im Hale of Vic- ory Bonds................ Teas Interest on Victory Bonds Half ot Net Proceeds of Fol- lies............- Donation from Miss Florence Iwnald Last Minute Sale Re-imunrsemenl Cn expanses of lira. Smith's visit to oth- er two Chapters Sale.of Navy league 12.27 25.3! 27.17 ID.01 17.76 34.0S 2.00 227.il have honored the Sir Alexander Gait Chapter. We wish to thank city officials for their co-operation in this work, always placlug the red car at our disposal, clay or night, "also, we thank the Spence and United TaxrCVs. for assisting us gratuitously on different occasions, We appreciated tiie kindness and cfiurtesy extended to us by the C.I'.H. in furnishing us wilh correct inform- ation, as to the arrival of the soldiers, and may I he permitted here to men- tion especially ttie name of Miss Bis sett also the yard office slaff who bore wilh its so patiently, Jay after day. 111.00 tO.'K' 672.1) Proceeds of Tag Day for Cemetery. Inlercsl.............. 3.67 12.00 SZ.JO Gross receipts Expenditures Uy Donations and Grants: Travellers' Aid C5.00 Herald Xmas Cheer Fund f.O.OO School Prizes Manitoba War Hollar Labor anil Material at Harder- son Part 19.00 10.00 We thank Iho Y.Til.C.A. and C.W. V.A. for always havin'g rooms In V'ss for tho returning eoldlcr, for either rest or recreation. This report would not be complete were I lo closo without my deep appreciation of my co-work- committee. were always ready, ever willing. They never fail- ed mn day or nigtil, and ftur relations willi each other were always most harmonious. Our experiences lirwn been varied. We have laughed ovtr some and tried over others. On our trips, we hnvo not only made use of the'taxi, and Ihe red car, hut have even resorted to the umliulance, when everything else failed. On one occasion, our auto cost one of our members It's all over now anrl we feel the work lias done us good, and we it hap. lelt us bctfer womf-n In Ihe true sense of the (erm. Jlespeclfnlly submitted. K. McKm'ftu. Convenor: Report of Solditrs' Comfort Work Madam Regent 'duties of-tlils commi'teu lor the past year .consisted in winding up the work carried on during the war, Xo regular meetings were held; (hose interested being called together ns required to finish Ihe work, The wool relumed from Uic chers and- 'pupils in a great'measure made-'it iibssible for us to have "tills large amount ot war work to the Chapter's credit. Kesiiectfully submitted, Jessie T. Kobinsou, _ Convenor. Bunshiue-Bay, B.C., Feb. 1C, 1920. Secretary's Annual Report The officers for the year ending Fob. 19th, 1920 Hon. J. X. Jtri E. A. Ewert. First Vice B. Aina- worth. Second J. A. Jackson. It. ilcOulre. A. M. Grigg. "Echoes" J. Armstrong.. Jlrs. 13. A. ,TayloV. Standard 0. B. Slac- Councillors. Jlrs. -Benlley, Mrs. Buchanan, 31rs.., Carberry. Sirs. Hage, Leech, .MrtSf'Jieech; Mfs. Hurray, Mrs. '.MacLeod, Jtlrs. Miss I Tillsy, who later resigned and'Mrs.! G. E. C. Martin, .was elecled to filj'the vacancy.' The Sir Aleiander Gait Chapter held during the past year ten regular and six special meetings with ail. average attendance of thirty-eight. Twelve executive meetings wero held'with an average, attendance of thirteen. At beginning of the year it was deemed advisable to try and get the Chapter down certain member- ship limit, as with' a total enrollment of 325, it has become altogether too unwieldy. Every member was com- municated with advising them decision and asking.them if they cared to remain as un active member.- The result of this proceeding, together with removals from the city and deaths, resulted in the membership being reduced to 222, including Honor- ary and Life members. It was moved that the membership limit tie 350 wilh' the suggestion that allnamos proposed is reached and then elected in the order in which they wbrc proposed. Eleven new members Joined this year before limit was fixctl. Fourteen lito memberships were presented dur- ing the year, one .to Mrs. JlcKiilop, in apjjrccfallou of her spler.ilid and un tiring servlcos'as convenor ot 'Ihe the returned sjldiers' committee, one to Mrs. L. -M. Johnslone and one to Mrs. Conytjeare-Brander for V.A. work in recognition o[ valuable services anil eleven to the eleven members o onr C'napler who "were bereaved flnr ing Ihe war. Tlie work of tbe different standing committees has not been very activi as these committees' all dealt' will war work, with the exception o the Educational Committee, and for this comnilltee' tho work has been along a and for the next few years wljl be tlie most important work of the Chapter. The bumlles of' wool and the ?.e.t tliat wore on iianil when war ended liave all been disposed of. The patriotic visiting Is sllll being done although on ft much smaller but our Chapter from- now on will carry on Ihe work ot (lie Red Cross in visiting all sick soldiers iu tlu: different hospitals. A new committee has heen added of tbe Cemetery- Committee, with Mrs. Hoit as s very active con- venor. The city has entrusted a sol bled, I tried lo thank "my but failed miserably iu the attempt. I like to speak of this as our pin, our life membership card, because, in i honoring me. they have honored the i he put on n waiting list until this limit committee, ami in honoring us .they kt- The Sale of will Continue diers' plot iu the cemetery to Ihis Chanter, and this year half of the plot been fenced and seeded mid a Hag pole and flag were placed there. The graves arc always decorated. At] Christmas lime a holly wrealh was placed on fach. A memorial service won al Ilio plot on Sunday. .May 25th. The lloim' and St. Jolm'4 Ambulance llrigado Overseas are slill working :uid reaiiy lo be called on In any emergency, as was shown when assisted tho 'emergency i-ommit- Ico formed in March to wilh (he Call Hospital and Nursing Mission tiiiring thf 'flu epidemic. The Olris1 Auxiliary 13 no more, but 37.10 (when Iho knlllin; tllsconlliiucd) iu its plate pleased -to stato 'Along with the samples we put out for sale at Special Bargain Prices a big line of staples in the piece Towellings, Ginghams, Galateas, Sheetings, Nainsooks; also a line oi Women's Hosiery at 49c. MANUFACTURER'S SAMPLES of Girls'Dresses, Boys' Shirt Ladies' Muslin Underwear, Ladies', Children's Middies, Voile Blouses, Little Boys'Wash Suits and Rompers The Balance of the Sample Waists The left overs from our Saturday Sale. White voiles and while they last, they go at T Samples of Whitewear Gowns, Combinations, Underskirts, Drawersj and Corset Covers. All In first class condition. On Sale at One-Third Off Children's Rompers and Dresses All qualities and kinds. Prints, Ginghams and Galateas.- On Sale at One-Third Off A SAMPLE LOT OF WOMEN'S LISLE STOCKINGS Black and while .only, Afl One Price, per pair, 49c Sample Middies Sample for women, and girls. ufacturer's complete line. On Saturday and _ At One-third OH Take a Look at These Specials from the Staple Department On Sale TUESDAY, ALL DAY 72-INCH BLEACHED SHEETING 75c wonderful bargain. cloth worth This is i 55c yard. 81-INCH BLEACHED SHEETING 1.05 This extra wide sheeting fs- a very heavy SraUc and Is our regular f 1.25 line, ALL OUR BEST CANADIAN PRINTS Dark ur light colors. colors, inches, wide, and fast STEEL CLAD GALATEAS BUCK TOWELLING Fine full bleached huck, nico even soft-qual- ity.- V. 'per yard 3Qc Regular value is 400. WE'VE HAD A WONDERFUL SALE OF THESE GINGHAMS AT ,'40c Stripes, checks and plain chambrays. This lino cannot be replaced when pur present stock is gone. Don't dplny if you require FINE UNDERWEAR MUSLIN per yard A big rauge anil Kinjill figui-es in butcher blue, .Mack and light grounds. BLEACHED DAMASK TABLE CLOTHS o Size 72x7 Z, each Size 72x90, each Theao aro spcclol value. nnd Bridnl Cloth; 36 Inches wida, Very flnu weave iind sof( finish. This Is splundtd value oDc. f BLACK COTTON TWiLL 60c Tleavy blnek twill. .16 Inches wHe.Malics nj> Into bloomers and for school girls. Very strong nnd foal color. above lines will be on Sale at these prices (or Tuesday only. We would say come on Tuesday. You won't disappointed. The Simpson Co., Limited ;