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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta WOMEN'S SHOES MAY BEJHEAPER American Manufacturers Plan- ning Simpler Designs and Fewer Pallcrns for Fall. Perkins Bull Hospital For the Convalescent Canadian Officers is Largely Staffed By, Women of Toronto TO SAVE LEATHER This Will Be Done at Request of U.S. National Defunct Council. Dy JOHN J. LEAHY. JR. IK Hie manufacturers of this city, tlio largest shoe manufacturing cent re in the world, have their way womrn's shots will not only be simp- ler in design onG fewer in palttrn Ihl? fall than In any season (or years, tiul lover In" Tho Impelling reason for lh? change la a request from the National Council of Defence that the manufacturers simplify s :'los generally, reauca the number of lasts and ED that the national supply ol may be conserved, labor freed for other duslrJes and prices lowered lo Ihe public. The request cr-mc: at a time Ihe manufacturers are In a highly nervous frame of mind, conditions, thanha 10' ilic competition for Ihe more varied lines, having shown manufacturers little of the comfort- able pro'lo thnt were possible when lints were simple and before the craze for fancy shoes had dcvoloped. It was then possible ivith compara- tively email ILno of samples to liiacB orders that factories could be ouerMcd on reasonably full flme. This has been Impossible with styles chnnyliiB overnlsht, and'overhead e-v pens'es havo mounted to prices-that Would hive been unbelievable a lew yeara ago. Added lo this the con- stant changing ot patterns and lasts, Iho cinctliatlon of orders after Ihey had been placed because of some In demand, nnd tho manufac- turers1 lot' has noL been altogether a More recently men In off. the road have reported a tendency on Iho part of women to rebel nfialnat high prices Tor shoes. So strong have these re- li art's I) ecu that many manufacturers havo been seriously considering ways aart: means of cutting costs prior lo Ihc .ic 11 m of the national council Thrijfieinand for plain pumps and Ox- forJs, cosllng less than the hlgh-cu has emphasized this dcmanc for de- monKinited :to "the satisfaction, "o. many thnt the plain shoe Is begin nine lo come Into Us own again. manufacturers, however, In slst that Ihcy are in no way rcspon-1 for Iho 'prices charged In EDiri3 centres for women's footwear, Insisting thai IL is not possible to gel. more Mian a fair manufaduring pro.-' fit en the fftncJsst of shoes, no malUr price; they may retail tor. They dccTure Ih'nt the or the' retailer, who may buy direct, Insists on rock bottom prices here, nnd then boosts hlJ own prices r.- high as the traffic will bear. In this cbnnccllon the story la told ol a manufacturer, who has been specializing In fancy shoes, scelnu Etmit.ahotis Irt n, Xew.TTqrK show flow" that looked familiar, he asked to bo allowed to look at a mr.rkcd "And you sell Ihal'ahoe (or andjnro not lacked he asked Ihc manager ot the store. asked the manager, TrroiiB with replied the "CJL; cciil thnt I that shoe and deliv- ered 11 In Boston for If lhat Is not larceny, I flo nol know what Js." said tho manager, 'Ve have lo live. -And, anyway, we can sell moro ot those ahoes nt lhan we could al 5350. K vc offered them at (3.50 the women would think there was something 'wrong with them and refuse to HAMILTON HAVING FIRST BABY SURVEY IN CANADA Step Fiver Taken in Dominion lo Save Babies' Every House With Baby Bom in 1915 Being Facts of Family Recorded by Provincial Board of Health. Homelike Atmosphere of Place Makes Sickness There a Real Pleasure. NOTABLE VISITORS Historic Surroundings Smal Dances Take Place Several Times a By ADELC M. GLYNEl-U. June 16. T Wimbledon Common and yy Putney Heath meel, within a Elone'a UiroW'of the hagr pole which was put up by Iho Canadian contingent who came .over for the coronation of Edward -VII., thtrc stands an attractive country ho extending hospitality to convalescent Car ad I ati officers. It la the Perkins Bull-Hospital, whose president, WIT.. K.C-, I.L.B., Is years ac England, Perkins Hull, nr.tlvc Toronlonlan. Mr. Dull came lo live since Ihc war lias kept open house, both at his private home and at tho which are close logelhcr. The lallcr has spacious nccommo- dallon for thirty-four officers, while the former has generally every sriare bedroom filled with Iho. overflow, so since Iho first Canadian contin- gent Brnvwl -on thc5Q an average of fifly mon in khaki per week have made llioir home there In fact, sixty-seven 'Canadian-toni slept undfir the Combined roofs n fen nights ago. Mr. Bull's own resl- formerly Sir Ernnsi ShncWelon's house) nnd Ihc library where ho used to keep Ihosc Inslru which guided him safcl; on the last, great Antarctic esplar nllon, which he Just returned A Glimpte of Bull {IDBVIKVV of Hospital where in any. Canadian offjclals are treated, it is Kurroundod by beautiful Irees and diffi- cult to photograph advantageously- il- Perkins Bull, Is seen al the lower left of the picture. H JOHNSON, AM 11-TON citizens have always nngng the to re- cognize tlio re-al aspects of he baby. During Hils present month he Provincial Doar-l of Health, as- by ihese sirup citizens. Is en- paged In the lasb of pressing more securely I5ie royal crown the licrvls or ihe nation's babies. n Hamilton. Indeed, the greatest ilep ever (alien in Canada towards he conservation of llie country's being accomplished by Hie iJurtau of Chilli Welfare of Ontario will; the co- opeiatlcn cf Hie citizens of Hie Arnbl- lous CIlip. It Is by rm-ans of a child welfare first ot Its kind In Can- lha Provincial Hoard of hoprs to accomplish unlold good during its Iwo months' occupa- ilon of tha city of Hamilton. Every IOUSG which can boast ol a baby bcrn in the year 1915 has been thrown open to the agents of the Government There are auch bonus In tha city, and there will ba few closed doors among Ihls number. Idle 'curiosity Is'not the motive ol the 23 glrln who are engaged In going from door to doer asking moijl personal questions aboul salaries, bl [lies, windows and so on, almost ad Inflnltum. The object ralhcr lo discover at first hand the prevailing causes at (ho root of the excessive death rnlc among Infanta. Miss Mary Power of. the Provlncla Hoard of Health Is In charge- of. th investlEallon. -She says: "Wi expec to Have al our fingertips definite data which will be'of Invaluable acrvlc to us In our worX of trying to sav the nation's babies." At each of these homes a, must be (llfed out giving a most mln ute history of Ihe There ar 5 heads' to each schedule with Average for each of four or five sub It nill Like an hour awa rom the 'wash tub for the averag mother to answer all the question contained In Ihcfe Jieadff, sub-head. .nd what not. The Question! Atked (ITTOW many boltlea ot milk were you tnklne n day during the first ycnr asks the canvasser. And Ihn reciter must sit down witli pencil and paper and do regular arithmetical problem to an- swer this simple "query- whether his Income was Jlrnoo ci II 050 he couldn't In many cases there was a barrier of prejudice and suspicion thai the girls had to brealt down. Varv par- ents resented the personal nature cf ,the majority of tl'e quesitons. ridentlnl side of the inquiry hnd be emphasized over and over again. o and tbe work Is halt have very few direct re- As a canvasser has ti be l away four times before iht efusal Is admitted absolute. It Is seen hat refusals not wanted by Ha- ir John W. S. and his silstants on the Provincial Board o' lealth, Some people objected on general rlnclples. The survey, they pro- estcd, was bul another new-fangle-i cbcme of moral reformers who ln- Isted on mlndlag eTerj'body elae'a uelness but their own. As "Weary" It In a letter to a Hamll- on newspaper, there was fcvldonce on every side of Ihla being "regu- allon age." "An aggressive, and possibly well-meaning array of lie wrote, "ara I A Novel Pfetwc of V.A.D.'s at Work P1KS DOnOTIliT DUm daughter.of iSfr. Perkins Hull, is seen on the Iclt, and Miss Phocuc Alrd, daugbler of Sir John Alrd, ot Toronto, Is on Ihft right. reflection of JIlss Alrd In the window pane. devotlne fffoclj In lima and w1 There's four Bone. windows in the room In which sleeps." That's anoVhtr puzzler. AnJ there's a nundrtd more .l Hut It l! not until the nscnt the tiDCBtion tho family Income that the real difficulty begins. Soms cxnsEcrale. Some speak olspalrinsly ol their luinby's bfrorli along the money-making line. One grorer el- plained to Tlsltor that eren" tblns that came In was his, and really dlan'1 bother Ilia heafl regard- Ing the exact Jlgure. He Knew that they all EOt enough, to eat, hui I ordinary .horse thieves. They li.lliB Taurus, Trom the signs of the Konlac., surrounded the Bull- which Is similar to the Scolcn liut minus Ihe Inisllca. Mr. were iianged 1J Staffed by V.A.D.'s UT to TClurn lo Ihc hospital- is staffed number. about tit-cnty, under lasl week. Is now full of the- kl'.s o Jir-; Mull-Ihc honorary I., TOLD BY MR. MASSEY. l.JBriE Is R. story told recentl'y Vy lion. F. Masscy, Mln- Islcr of New The of a. ccrlaln tilg ahcep frtrm over there engaged ft discharged r.r.Llftr. who a. Hock look officers who have Jctt tills friendly roof for Ihe front. The situation, of tnc hosplLil .InltTesting as ils sarrounrllnES ?-re olod historically. Ori IhQ old cs- ala 'of Lord Brifllol Jt Js mxrby Oliver Cromwell's and wlim he King end Queen vtallcd (lie hos. pltal day, Queen Mary: rom th'a window to Ihe home of her filter. -F all you've sot to lha minngcr, "la lo Veep Ihc'm on Uic run." A run Is a large stretch of huahlantl enctosr'l hy A fence, nnd many friRCnloua mclhoils of eacaplpg1 frojn runs onrl en mlsed up wild other nockfl- .At iiii! end ot A couplc.'of hours (he rode up again, lo find the tlr n4 thick wllh duat fts Ihough X 'ark. "That wTicro I was brought she eald.- The- twchess o( louse, noW converted Inlo a hospital 'or Tommies! Plcrponl Morffnn's Enp- Ish homcj now an officers' hospital; hcad-of cat Me. liatl L he'illsllnfiulshed Ihe form ot nsJT. collapsed upon, thi ground. Surrounding him wrrtf tlio fllifcp, a. plllful mVR, hltOllnK jilalnlively, with, con' Mtlorahly' more Ihni) conil- lion lost. dickens have you heen those shrlckeil Ihe frantic Tlic cx-pnllor managed lo gflsn out "Well, sir, I've clone my besl. Yoi mo to .keep them on -I hunted Ilicm up nnd, down n rounrt, nnd now I'm Jual dead-Lea }Jull has mndc It n hobby to collect In his hospital one of llic fines! ccllcc- lialnllngs and carvlnjrs of lha BnJ Interesting nnliuue and Mre. are in bronze, copper, assistant matron. Tnronto Js roprCFcnlcd, as the housekeeper Is "While In Richmond liraee, while orlRlnal pnlnl- tiy VerbockocTen and Sidney ore valuable adaitlona. Itennlc, wife of Hejinjfe, lrjQOper Mrs. Mcivlllf Goodcrham. j fl.Hghtfully airy, Hnos AM, loo, 5how Rn ar- sprireclntlon of art treasures, Llic -wnlls nf ono large room arc There is a Regular Famine In Sugar in theJ31d Country Almost Impossible to Gel Half a Pound, and All Sorts of Tricks arc Resorted Daily Ration Allowed Is i and It Is Hard to Gel Even TJiat. Hiss Kdllh yngusoai and sites Xorma Smllb arc' come of Iho V.A.TVs. lo MIC- 1'crklna Hull -Is clenl, tnc honorary preEld'cnt" IB' lined Vlih- r .he rcsldenco o( the Duchosa d'An- i goulcm.Oj slater of the kjnq; also presont; homcj .nd Tlalwcr hylton's 6ld house, Tlthln ol halt a mile. About five hundred ynrda Is Ihe eotlngc where Ihe notorious Jack Shep'jard lived In .of Iho ISlh cenlury. Thla daring hlRh- j-man. find hts, contemporary, tho flashing Dick Turpln, have Ihe herocj of half a, hunOrcd-pldya Robert Jlorden; Cio'n. Ilia Ihe b( Tct.k; Ihc Surij.. CJcn, Voalcr. and ihe honorary Fecrc- tary is -7- T. Kynri. .Ksfl., son laid Mr. iruuh nj-an ot.Tftrohto, vho Jlvca.nearby. Is done create n llit'offtc.crg, inri small'dances iVike placo" sovi llmW a Mr; B nil--Mrs-, TJnll nlwnys welcome .exlm gucatgjaTl11 flu' and. ihs offkors' mesa (dry Is n merry jinrly. .enirravlngs of Kn- given -In honor; Slricharl.fts rind many hundred ney Ilenlh, the bnd a'rounrt' pllnt, was a favorite Imunl for Ih'plr" -week n dinner nf of which Mr. null-Is very bvtr Iwo hnndrfHl prints by Baxter, who discovered Ihe secret of oil colors. The reception rwni Is Inlercal TV'1th gaiorc of all our have been welcomed under Ihc'.'rbDi. and nn nutoEraph ulbuna n (lie. signatures of m tiny dls- Iwtl..visitors, besides ihe King iirnl Vhe Mayor, who hoapllHl fa predecessor, Bull, wna Mayor In One sees therein n escapades In wftylnying coachca, etc, Their bravado and devll-may-carv rom- blhed will' n cetlnln nmoiin" bnlrVr created an olr of mystery which remfvlna ftllflphtd lo .names, ,ontl nil Iximlpn nnd Mlljurhs etlll rnjojr r.iimci. nsnoclalloriG connected the MrttilMry, Baldwin, Sldnpy dark'Wrtllaijc, Htib- TTugh Wilson, nml Mneann. Aflerwardfl Mrs. J. T. wife cf Hie hrinbrnry'scrttfnvy. n pT. kavc Tiippcr, T. P. O'Con I or 'as Hy l.ACGY AMy. EN months ago, A few days alter arriving In England, 1 en- tered a large grocery, alorfi on Tdltcnham Ccurl.ncad th ruicst of a pound D( suRar for, a special dish we p'lanriliig to eke oiil boarding- And Tvas refuacd. WHh rill the indignation of gne who hag just come from a country ivh'ers U ever short I siamped1 out- And I tmve never enltred that elorc Dul .I.irouM ,1 my prJde ar.d walk all the way there to-day, alatirt In a for art hour'or nnd car- ry. ttc. parcel away with, ftio I get so much as half a pound of sugar, i Mstt I'd p.iV' 'the' 'prcv'alllr.e price, I'd, ncytr have B bowl full ot loa sugar. And we all gazed In awe. A theatrical rnanapcr has solved bin Individual proMem hy f.endlng com- nlltnenlary tickets to hla grocer. ,A bookseUcr ddvcrllsca books cheap for sugar. Whist drives with At, Christie's Hcd Cross Snlc bag of snfidr completely overshadowed the of Bubens And Iho King's hronro. sacrificial bowl of (he Chow dynnsiy, Cnnrlty raffles for hags of supar arc moro popular than Illicit oftlcrrs' dances. In lljfi Savoy iho wnllcr guni-shoes up behind your chsvlr lo tlicil In whisper, your preference In coffee. If you supar ht'delicately dcpo- on ybur saucer a tiny sqyflro Ihe slie money In rejiilnlltig the character, beliefs, and conduct of their neigh- bora. There Is no end of 'reforms' iind freaV .lion directed against the 'follies of 1917.' A breathing ipace between htse morel spasms would be a great relief. General Granl'i favorite ex- pression waa 'let' us peace.' ThouaandH would Join heartily In tha conveyed by the four wordi us a. To Lives HI Hamilton Tas chosen In preference to other Ontario cities and towns is the place In. which the aurvcy should be maoa was explained by Miss Power- Ehs slalcd lhal HamiHon haft always been (crcmost In baby welfare worV, and the Invitation, lo at .-i- there had br, the. t HpmlHoa Baby Walttn Guild. Chief- ly, howcTer, Ihoreksoh for" thV choice because an dfrtl opportunity'for Iho experiment. t. waa enough for survey o be- not totj litps. ,f s lo be unwieldy. Hnmllton also, according to the every sort of Uv- ng condition attainable In n Can- idlan city; It has Us factory district, Is congested areas. Its foreign sectton, "How and 111 "strictly residential netghuor- loodi. Tht tharta In- each -case would be In miny raittctJ M.'oUlly --v different Ihe sum total .of -estlgatfori as aO Canadian cU-.- ftnd towns.. Dyer (00 of jlamlllon durlnf 1915 have died. The Trader which" here Ihtlr deatht will Wftil after by. nunes, and, li> _ schedulee. The facti aafl celveS from Inqulrlec irtH, 'J.U Mptcled, Ibrow r the appalling and ttlll fact that out of bailei horn In Ontario 102 die In thflr first year. The Hamilton rnrrar already occupied and will Ulie at Itaat-thjet During ihe part week the third annual Week" haj been helA by the Baby "Welfare Greater Humllton- Crowdi of moth-; m flocked, dally to the old RffTtl Hotel building- PiiWte HeaUh Bureiu'hMl-an Mtevstre ..on ubfKta ralalhir to -of lies were glren'nJfhtrr'br doctors, but ttimi' did not pjota popu- with the parents. "Offfclala slnled hflt these free woyM foi be continued next year, but that they would be replaced by one meel- addreaatd by a speaker of :na- J chance and. the price la the National An them llic King." the hnll ft cojiy'of'lijsr por- trait whlcli m Oxford finh'cr- -which was copied hy :spe- lalnn'jtxAcl rcpllra'cf fmrrtfe'rlnd oil, find tho following inotl-4 hy forca In field .doth Veltrn, lint Bull by skill, rtoth arid lra. Tcrklns Bull have earned that pood will (Heir t-d by the Government Ycaterflay 1 Ale gooseberry ojo. nnd therft wan'sugar (n It thp fact waaj skilfully conrrnletV This mornlns li ,my: lea wilho'-il night for dinner 'my "fiu-ccl" coiirso fl Wcelcnccl wllh rini 1 hnyc- friSd' In" thosb Irconrcnlciil 'llrtl'os' thnl marmalade! dalca In- i of s Ihe p.alrilahlo t On Kalnnlny 1 nn nn- tlflfiifi shop'iricar Kdec'waw roatl lo In- vcKllgatc the t-ynosnrc of a Crowd. There, In.lhc mldat of -the rluUcr of Iho Average English display, ot an taally-taliert you don't MB! sigh of rt-llcf 35 In tan-rooms a pro- ierlurc Is .Ihcte every- one :laki3 pocktls 'I v Al first you only, hqd to spend, flfiy ccnl.i for warts yoU.didn'l'nccd gel Ihc of sngflf.-'you did. Then, stqrnfre ppnco for'unncctasarUs nin- nlng out In the av'ewBe.homo, yirolekl nnd Ihn grocer. was- condlltons- he needn't sell you nl all. So n ovr'X) lhal Is necessity la a i smile, Vhi proptr humilily. membership In Ihs srec'llti'gs" between "ihe 'a' A 4 onlhiy store bill o[ one hundred dol- tra. Whal btTyildcra UB la that we my a ton of candy anywhere In Lon- don. WUTiln nn area of two yards there are. twenty confectionery V- and not a. pound'ot sugar enyone.' t The other day a kind .CfcriadiaA...- friend lent me a haU pound parcel cpiistxiccn jt-V" reached A Canadiin wowiit house (n ilre art- n'of five pounds fjyiffurl by'ah tvinn'O. Probably' the flovertiTrtent rej five poiinds (or lpner 'b'r the brewer." ''ih' v'hVft to tj club anil church, an exchange o( bul a chemist's d It tut mW .of WB iough logethcr lo welsh en ;