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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE OLDFASHIONED WOMAN AND THE BIG REGISTRATION She Registered Over 300 Folks and She Learned Some Curious Things About Nationality and Sich Says the Hardest Part of Work Is Keeping the By ANXtE GRAY t T T lamcs hcard tnnt the eminent was gottln a T T campaign to find out all peoples private he that that was a Job f6r Me thought I ought to vol He said I was think quali for that kind of Ho salrt Id have a chance to ask ques tions for a and he knew Id tarea grand So me and an other woman went to see the man that was nppolntln the He asked us where wed like to workWe tolJ him wed like to get Into some fiitico where wed learn so iSays Go Into a Put after talkln to us a he said tie thought a police statioji was the place for We explained that we was after We wanted to some place where wed get something worth carryin away with So he said wed better go into a There was more worth carry away In a bank than any place he Vnew On that we ar ranged to go into a Before we started our deputy liad its over to her Mfose to learn all about fillin out the registration She Kild that we had to ask ft wopian her name first and then her think If them questions was in the order of their Im wed ask her age A womans age is more important that tier came any and besides its always wise to tackle the worst part of a job at While a woman had to tell her she didnt have to state what year she was born in like a man Itwas a wise man that doped that whoever he It gave a woman a sort jpf gliding ecale of truth that she needs in such the women that was born in 1878 aint No by no they aintSome of thems and some of thems The Effect of Marriage THEN she said we had to be aw ful careful about the question of She said in this case a married womans nationality was her husbands Dont that vbcat all r knew that gettin married changed your and your dis and your opinion of and a lot of other but I didnt think it went so far as to change four Accord in to I was born in Ive been a Scotch woman for twenty years and never knew Im glad I never knew it Later on I was tellin James about Aint it queer that a woman takes her husbands nationality Bays theres nothin queer about says has a man got that his wife doesnt take The questions on the card in re jrard to language didnt go too far into the I think that was Some of us wouldnt like to tell what kind of language were cap able of when cool English ieems The deputy said if a woman wasnt free to leave we was to tell her to stop I said 1 thought that Would sound kind of but the deputy explained we Just hadto stop askin her But for a wo man that could leave there was many Yields in par There wasnt no halfway stoppln place on the card for They had to answer every men always did have a lot more to answer or than A Run On the Bank v AS soon as we opened our booth on Monday mornin there wa a run on the And every day for the rest of the week that bank was rob of its tables and its peace and and its pens and And when the robbery was all over the bank manager smiled and told us to come Bobbin a bank a real pleasure when the man agers agreeable to it A lot of folks that came in we had to help That we had to help then out with their Some of the men didnt know what year they was born We had a table of ages that told us all about You can find out a lot about men by a they was and sometimes One eightyyearold man was regis ttrln when a friend came Well says the Are they goin to send you to the war or put you on a farm Ill tell you better when this lady gets through with says tho old When said and done us men are goin to end up just where the women put He never a truer but it took him eighty years to find it I hope the rest of the men wont be BO Theres lot of married men In this town anxious to leave They say theyll do anything to stop the I wonder which war they mean or national Everyone seemed to want a change Stenographers would like to copy Carpenters would rathei drive tractors than nails bricklayers would work 9a poultry Millin er would rather trim or anything but An awful lot Cf girla and women said they was 0 US ways was great on tho uplift of hu 1 registered a womnn Mint was very I nsked her If she could drive a Either understand Hie she for she answered quito I dont know Ive Clever been A Long Way From Forty A WOMAN that I knew came in to Last week at a gar den party we was talkln about forty belh the deadline for She said then she was a long way from but she didnt say in which I didnt just believe her at the but she was tellin the She is a long way from forty far away that shell never see it A jockey was very much interested in the question of He said he guessed he belonged to the horse We had to take turns in goin1 out to register folks in their Most of the outside registration that I done had to do with the beginnin and tile cndin of Jn a lot of little new baby had arrived just in time to keep its mother from gettin out to Babies is like Good times or war times or along they come with a livln examples of tnkin their place in a world thats puzzled toget food enough for those already in And the most im portant things of life yield to their babies is the most im portant things of bless And some of tho registrants were about to pass They could just make their and that mark was tiio last good or that theyd ever make in this I registered one woman that weigh ed three hundred She said she would have come out to the booth only She had outgrown all her street She said nothing fit ted her but her dunno but I should have made out two cards for a woman that If were put on rations and we have to show a get our certificate wont be much use to A man with spinal trouble was strapped to his Herald he was sorry he couldnt sit up to I told him that was all right lots of folks was lyirt when they Generally ft was trouble with their backbone that made them sign that One young vlady seventeen had a bady swollen She said it took a lot of cheek to ask anyone to come to her house to register but she had The Civfl War Veteran I REGISTERED an old blind Civil War He was a Southern He told me lot of interestin things about how panicky the people got when flour went up to ten dollars a barrel the first year of that war of the lads of fourteen that were tak en in the last draft of the women who melted their pewter and silver to make and cut up their blankets to make underclothes for the who at the without in civilian sometimes and with any kind of a gun that they Thank Heaven our boys havent come to aint you glad you quit pullin the wool ever the mens eyes d started gettin it over their and that youre turnin shells in stead of heads I saw through a lot of and and and people before 1 There was an awful crowd of that bank durin the week of I registered three hundred and that was in the shade beside the work that some of the women When it was all over James said the hardest part was ahead of He said that would be keepinj the secrets that had been told But he said we could always get some other woman to help us if we got The River Poitgirl on the Thames What would you do if you had to get up nt five oclock every go to the Post Office foryour bag of mail then row arounft a river for some seven miles delivering tho mall to thehouseboats and sometimes finding thnt during the night had broken loose from its moorings ntid drifted another fivemlles down the river and you had to row like fury to catch up with because yau had special delivery letter for the parly on what would you do What would you say here is elshteenyenrold Doris of who is doing that very thing and appears to enjoy it She has been ap pointedpostgirl by the PostmasterGeneral and is starting on her morning trip up the river Thames with her bag of 500 Women Conductors Make Good On New York Street Cars They Have Been on Since Last December and Have Been Found Successful in Every are Like the and Have No Trouble at INFLUENCE OF MOTHERS AGE As Her Age Increases the Aver age Age of Her Chil dren PHE influence of the mothers age on her children is dealt with by Ewart in an article in the Journal of EwartB investigations show that as the age of the mother in creases the average length of life of her children decreases the like lihood of the children having many children of their own decreases the offspring are more likely to be boys than and the Intellectual grade of the offspring Ewart also points to the curi ous fact that as the mother grows older the chances of her children be ing other than blueeyed Whereas all children are born blue the eyes of a certain proportion tend to become darker as they grow Of a large number examined 100 per were blueeyed at birth 64 per at 8 38 per at 30 per at 31 to and 36 per at 46 to In children of young mothers this tendency of the eyes to become dark er with age is OJS1 BOY never considers himself a man until he possesses a bunch of ITH the appearance of wom an conductors on Toronto street cars as something to looked for any day It Is In teresting to find that there are now 500 woman conductors on New York street and that they are mak ing good just as women have made in Oils work in the Old Coun try and in where the women also are A New York correspondent gives this account of the experiment there Ever since last when the first women In smart uniforms and becoming made their appearance in change of New York street men and womenwho feel called upon to regu the affairs of the universe have had a new and fascinating channel in which to divert their surplus en The question of women conductors involved important In the first place the sacred line which separates what women are capable of doing from that which they should not was being trampled upon and cast to the four That Ba woman should stand on a grind the cash press the fodt mechanism and answer enjoying the fresh could In their eyes be followed by only one She would immediately be come tough and a menace to the they have oire or two stub born enough not to give up the fight in spite of the falsity of pre woman is not for such arduous physical and what would happen if any serious al tercation arose among the passen gers I According to these conscientious objectors the art of being a conduc tor Is unquestionably a mans These same women no be shocked If they realiz what amusements their ef forts in behalf ofstruggling woman kind are being watched by the en For the victims are rapidly proving their right to an Important place in the squad of war workers who are filling mens places with the utmost the 500 women who are quietly earning their living in this new andhealthy manner are to be found girls from ladles even an occasional mother of a Recruits are by no means largely taken from con ductors Several of the1 girls are working for the first Those who are accepted are able stout or as the base may work required of them is less arduous than that of factory A rest room Is provided for unddr the Supervision Qf a friendly where they may chat and refresh themselves between Women applicants must be over 21 and under 45 years of The women receive the same pay as the a On re they may have a day off dur ing tho week In other the company pays for service not for The general Impression derived from talking with a number of the women conductors is that they are satisfied with their work and with the companys of Many are deighted to escape from the monotony of sedentary occupa The average report is no trouble at ail with Electrically Heated Beds Are Now Used in English Hospitals EAT generated electrically T T with in the mattress is now being successfully used In some English In certain is otigreat importance to keep the pa tients bed at a uniform and this is not always The fa miliar waterbottle is we are assured by an editorial writer In tho Lancet It is ob he that any system of Intermittent heating is Various efforts have been made to solve the problem by the use of a continuous electric current passed through suitable but these have failed for the most part n not providing for the wear and tear inseparable from bedusing and He goes on A successful solution has now been reached by Gauvain at the Cripples Al where two wards are now sup plied with electric mattresses which have proved both safe and convenient in practise even whena child Is the occupant of the The mattress does not differ in appearance from any other except that a fJexible wire enters it at tho head end through a terminal which Is flush vvith the sur and therefore not exposed to The wire is insu lated by glass beads in flexible me tallic tubing incorporated in the sub stance of the The mattress is differentially heated and the heat ing element is so disposed that the maximum warmth is generated at the foot less in the and noneajut all at the head This distribution of heat is maintained in whatever position the mattress is either from the head to foot or skle to The wires are con with a switchboard on at the head of a bed which con tains a variable so that when the current is the tem perature of the bed Is raised 25 de grees to 30 degrees above that which would obtain apart from the and this has been found in practise to meet the needs of the small many of whom are fastened on splints which do not al low of the close contact of the bed A fuse prevents the pas sage of any current exceeding this Several of the usual diffi culties have thus been met the tem perature of the mattress cannot rise to any dangerous the tubing is KO flexible that tho mattress can be or rolled and the re sistance wire is waterproof in tho spiral metallic The mattress may be sterilized In the ordinary The system Is equally applic able whether the bed be in or out of tittle Stories Of Women and Their Ages Gave the Registrars Little H By KATB AVE you registered asked the cheerful young Bank Clerk not yet old enough to be touched by of his vis a vis in the street a high school who was on her way to hoe her Community if you dont want to stand in Oh I registered yesterday shall I register you and she flipped up her collar and displayed a button He hadnt a button they both throw out their and talk ed registration in tones calculated to impress the elderly lawyer on the op posite they heard HTM tell ing about tho numbers He registered ft ft ft THE women generally gave their ages without hesitation and most of them looked younger than the ages thnt they good refer ence for pur Canadian an earnest youth WAS overheard herself no chicken What would you take THAT wortTana age to be indicating the mother of four who was certifi cate in one and the baby in the said She LOOKS about hard worked women like1 look older than they I daresay she is only or She SAID She was I ask ed her I asked her tlyoe times to make sure bnt I didnt like to keep on sakl 23 Sklddoo said re lapsing Into the slang of her youth with a flippancy unbecoming to her and a painful lack of loyalty tocher a ft ft THEN there was a very careful woman who wasnt going to be hurried into definite if she knew perhaps have the law on f Your age Some How many children or wards under sixteen More Men gave their the month and day of birth after which ort at Tact IHK colonelwas known to be of very choleric and uncertain and Augustus was extremely nervous when invited to dine at the old boys He to bo prepared to meet any situation Tho sitting room was on the first sure when It came to carving the a blunt knife upset the colonels He strode to the door and flung the knife downstairs af ter the with great presence of seized the roam and threw that down What the deuce do you mean by thai1 spluttered the old boy as Boon an he was able to litx very said fancied yoij oinjf to Woman Writer Wins First Priie for Poemi gARA TEASDALE has won the first prize ever offered in America for a book of The award came to Miss Teasdule through her latest book of Love This was a five hundred dol lar offered by Columbia for tho first time in the univer sitys for a book of poems written by an American pub lished during the year Three eminent critics acted as This was the Poetry Society and it was competed for by both mon and women poets of and the fact that Sara Teaadales winning in tho content speaks volumes for the qual ity of her Although one of the younger Am erican Sara Tcasdale Kinslnger iu well known to all lovers of and her work has been widely appreciated in England and as well au in the United Her poems lyrical and are considered by many critics to be the best examples of this kind of poetry written in America Rivers to the Sea attracted great attention and as favorable crltlulum as havo love Mies Teusdale edited anthology of one hundred love lyrics by Tho Answer ing Voice also published last The Look is but a slight illustra tion of her versatile song The Strephon kissed me in the Robin in the But Coiin only looked at And never kissed ut Strephons kiss was lost In Robins lost In i Cut the kiss in Culliiu eyes v Jliiunts my iiltflit and Frock for Every Summer Need right thing to wear for every cession of the summer is often amosj difficult When it can be solved by one frock the happy pos scssor of that particular dress knows real One such frock Bhowu here ready at the instant for wear at midsummergarden orfor dining and dancing at of our smart country It U quisitely charming with the filmy lace trimming on the almost invariably queried the yoari either toverify the or to save mbntal HJEN were uncertain as to their present in the description of what work they felt suited them But tired be WOULD NOT BE were fairly clearly If a lad did not tansy no patriotic pres sure bent him easily in that Nix on the farm Not for MUH met the ft ft ft M rpHE matter of the marriage certifi cate also caused some stir dur ing the Full many a thrilling novel of the Victorian Era centered round Marriage Today the document of more im portance to the husband than the Many instances go to show that women no them as something without which life is Im Some women dont know what they did with theirs Can this be of the effects of Woman Suf frage Cant you find It asked a har ried husband birth certificate was somewhere in the Australian At LEAST get a you SHOULD have it you you might need It Methlnks f is you who need It my said his supercilious Bu 1C are lP Just phone for and Ill come with a child In each bail you A second had mislaid hers for the offered her tea pot stand the copperplate en graved with the widding invitation as evidence pointing out that it could easily be translated with at looking But this was witha quotation from the ft ft ft TJONT you provide a case for asked a scornful female holding her blue paper between her finger and and regarding it with somo I saw one o the booksellers windows full of little holders for thought the Government would at least provide ft ft ft woman wrote the number of hers on the one of the Family ready referencS then had the original put In the vault at her When re monstrated she declared that if kept at baby might chew it that some of her numerous progeny she has six might use it for wrapping school They are all brought up to further Food 1 dont get down town often enough to run much chance of getting held account of it of the lack of And when take the children to the Ill know where to find if I need to prove to the ticket agent that Im not free for Farm One lady of whohag done National work for the greater part of a long life and la still at declared she was going to fasten hers to her Let us hopo It will not interfere with her conversation which is always worth hearing i A Salesman A GENTLEMAN went into a bar bars shop to have his hair Having sat down a ho glanced at the looking glass In and saw reflected therein the atten to his was wear Ing rubber This fact caused tho gentleman to become so he said to the barber Why do you wear rubber jjloves when cutting hair 1 For the replied the at of keeping our celebrated hair restorer fromcausing hair to grow on my He sold a War Soup THE latest kind of war ioup with which we have had anything to do personally Is made of one one one pinch of salt and a vast volume of but under such circumstances a man who tries to bo pleasant and cheerful around the house can always this Is good and hot v THERE Is no better or purer cosmetic than sour milk or Either may piled to tho hands and face as fre quently as you and can never do any It is a good plan to warm the sour milk or the buttVmilk a but dont boll A sometimes helpful for freckles is a little scraped horse radish added to Let the horseradish ftand In tho buttermilk forabout then strain and bottle the If to whiten your and keeping them soft and try this method once a day Wasli your face and hands with a pure whito soap and worm then wash in sour milk or wipe lightly ort a soft Fin rub both the face and hands with a little but this lat ter isnt absolutely essential to good Here Is another face wash that will help to protect ydffr skin from sun burn and will aid in keeping it smooth and If you use this frequently it will be unnecessary for you to use face powder Take equal quantities of powdered snowflake a little oil of bay rum and two cupsful of rain Shake these Ingredients together very thoroughly and Shake well before and apply tq tho I ice with ft soft linen f 1 SIMPLE HOME MADE AIDS TO IMPROVE YOUR COMPLEXION No Better or Purer Cosmeti9 Than Sour Milk or Other Another simple method of keeplm the hands white Is especially those who do their own and yet have a desire to their hands as soft and as white as their less Industrious will find It easy to use this remedy After the days housework Is fin ished rub the hands In a suds of pure castllo soap and hot Then rub with dry rinse and wipe A similar method can be used for whitening the face with a soft cloth solution of pure castlle soap and as hot water as you can Rub tho face also tho rub the face and neck with common table Washwith hot wa removing all soap and then with tho tips of your fingers dash cold wateY swiftly over tbo face and i This treatment will not only whitf en the but clear as it stimu lates the circulation Another excellent cosmetic for handn is lemon and an equal quantity of lemon juice and glycerine and mix If you a large quantity so that you can keep it on hand for frequent use It Will ba necessary to add a few drops of al The alcohol the mon from souring and for an Indefinite A little rest water added to the mixture yivet t ;