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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta WOMEN IN MANY PLACES IN THE BRTTISH MMY fThirteen Thousand Fully-Trained Nursts Now on Military Duty are Doing Hospital SoldiK Supplanted as Typists. Clerks, Motor Transport Driven.'- By F. A. July 7. TOME.V are serving In the yy array In many more wayi than were tver looked for In tlme'of-njacc- The old army asfc- etl them for nurses. war .broke out there were 29i) nurses In the Imperial Military Kursjtif: Service and 173. In reserve. Besides lhe.se, SQQ were called up at once from Civilian hospitals for duly wilh 'the expeditionary force. Small as tt'ls number how seems. It was _ Bufficlenl'lo, staff, the twelve ho'spltal overseas first army, .and also the permanent military- hospitals In Great Biltaln. Behind this rjpuar nursing service ivaa 'the Territorial the ae- Cori.df hospital: line. All Its nurses were In civilian, work and drawing no army, but were pledged, at the outbreak of the war, lo come to the call oMbY Stale.. Their duty was lo staff: the extra lionplta'lj in Great' Britain, "wouldjflt once" bo taken.- over by the GovejlirbenL Of nurses BO pledged there, wcrs 'nearly Besides these fully, trained nurses there had iilrcady. been-formed-before ihe'war B j: voluntary aid del.-ichmenls, r which Ic work with the second hospital-lino In the event of war In Grcal. Rrtialnj. and on. ambulance trains, ID clear In E hospitals 'rind rest camps; n'nd for this work no. pay years' trains find lake only, vino are fit for the >York; For, In the first enihusl-jsm of the war, unauthorized -untta haq gone abroad ottcn equipped 'ami r then offered (and many are still without but only j board, lodging and traveling cx- j jiensw-.. .r fcr Ihe per vice, Such Tvere the preparations for Trar'niready made In time of peace, y olti array. 'Hut Ihe'-nurslng like Ihe-arrn'y sud- Brow.-beyond, cvtrv been expectca, ef. -wlih> this dirflrence. th.it ivhlie the first iof the I jiewifarmies Tyere set Irnln-thtm- RClvcs In slx'mcnths, and Iri that'lime i had- becorhB, Boldlars, .no nurse..was accepted .unless .she' had riad three years .of seniceiln mi.lflrsiv hoapllal. with staffs half tfafritd, SucVun- rled workers brck? under the strain. It was found tc have vigorous a? the ItwJ.CrosE was choosing women: not only..for early fn Ihe war io-find them lor the "most arduous and dlHlcuU-work tffor Serbia; "devastated'with typhus, and for the" army In.'Gdlll- poll. Vor such work only, 'th'e best would Eervu. Take T was a lltllc later That the War Office decided lo employ, wo'nien In place of men "In many ot the, dut- ies of the army hospitals, as' clerks, as.typists, as telephonists, os store- keepers, ns laboratory as X-ray attendants, as Uls- pensere, and as cleaners.. All these were duties be- fore" -been performed by ordcriles of the n'oyal Put. since. November, Iri a man. (It for ibe front'has been enlisted In thai" by reason of some special ;n.uallficallony nnd-now, neither hospitals, at In the base'hospKals-over- seas, nor on Ihe lines of cobi'munlcn- i are any men', fully fit. to be yed. II Is by. the serVico-'of wo- this hss been possible- There are now (he army" hos- pitals taking the places'of men- Toronto Girl Sees It in All Ils Glory at 5 and Fruit Prices That are Astonishingly High Mushrooms Most Reasonable Food lo Be Bought in England. A Their Only Girli Bitting in Devonshire ihi war one of Mr H. G. Knowles' mosl jwiiulor was t-ntlllCtl "Three Women lo-Kvfi-r Han." It now. In Hie third year of war. Ih'c slate of affairs al the seaside in Kngiand. Our plciurc shoves a.group of.glrl bathers al where many visitors are enjoying ihe Juiie weather. there are the Ihousands work in tile paymasters' departments, (here arc the trained masseuses In hospitals at home end abroad, there are the 6.000 v.'ho are required by the Royal Flying C'orrs. Each the number prows. Of women ivortlng under the War _ And even this docs noLe.ndthptale I Office Alone as doctors. _ as nurses of the ivork women arc end orderlies there In army. There arc the Iplacc'or the at the'begln- work In the Army .nine of the war. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF CANADIAN GALLANTRY EVEN with this tW netrfs of. the great armies have been, and, after two nnrj a Its-no 'in. reserve, "ami "the SOO civltfan ,'nurses "attached It, hai K'rofn to-close rtTlfl Is Bleafclly growing.- At the same time the territorial hurSts have" In creased to close on; and en- llsled' service -only In the hospitals pf.Greit Hrltnm, arc to be fgimd'iit all the Thisa ".women, nearly thirteen thousand In.: nunibcjr. arc all fully (rained but 'hTaHcs El lias been found advisable to, ccvlnln number ot partly trained and untrained: women who work under the nurses' as probationers.. These I number nearly "Tnese women nre In .Ihe 'Army Nursing Services, 1ml besides, those train del nurses, .eomc In prlllsh hoa- piifljs, aorfie hospitals ot clher who work under the Red .prtlcr- ot Si, John of Jerusalem, i -These two bodies have under, thelf Joint control-all .those nursps who ..are; not under the. War Office, .And like 'the, Armyj Ih- alst.-ln their.choice, on n A, TERSE otficbl -r memorandum, "J resret to-iay IhaL thia'man i has' how IjeeRfknied" In act ond.e. lonely Canadian, grave some- .IcMajiamtn. In England from Canada h'c; was Trtth a frichfl army in England >nd Ordered Dorset Regiment, Balkans. where In the hat remain bf s 'V oC- Pte. ind sent to lome. His resource and -'dfe'Lefti nrl-Vti'-'-' allon frere 'equal' to'. t the1 .-Dally his chum had. little ,ho escort. The- .howjcve they were TnlflGir police Plain.- They still undaunted successfully dls- and In 'enabled them lo proceed; to SpiilhDmDton. lo awnlt Lhc second 'Ca'nadlan'.cpnlin- gcnl. a cent Tvrolc ''It .TVQB a pfeUy'hard Lo lo'.Wln- chcslcr and mada At- tempt lo Join Can- adian Light of 'delay, they shire neglmenl. hey in Frante. McManamlnls :hurn Was killert at Hill CO In the sc- :ond balllc of Vprei.He himself waa, nnd had" a' long" srJell hospjtnl In France and EnEland, Then he went out the East wilh drafL .He'fought, throyghout Ihe ftlkon. campaign, wOn'the" MHiUry Medal, .and pot on splendidly Lbih with his comrades nnd his there-'came to him aii rislstcnt tc bible' nm kindred.', lie did not want leave. He would "BO 1C only ie could.be transferred lo a Canadian The ofliccr who reported his death says, of-him: "On the'day of ills ilealh nnd on all. olher occasions in the presence ot the enemy he dis- played the ulmosl courage nnd'cool- nesE, coupled with resource In diffi- cult situations. I am riot overslating mailers "when I say that the baltun'on Is poorer for the. loss of such a gal- lant comrade and ,scout." This gal- lant Canadian soldier carried on day after day, week after week, month after monlh, for the transfer (hat never came. H ivas nctually on Its a Turkish reached him Canadian Gazette that 'Erbl uother o' them Gr! to Fight Ini a Tank But Had tp; Stop By ADELti M. G1ANELU. iiUlKoiiiy ints siaud ihe ilirt-p subjic-ls of ntist aljsoib- Ing interest lo the human money, foo-J! Only s such as heart specialists arvd nancicrs maj- i-slol the relative vjr- cs of the tiral two, ihs third lasi is rci'l'C-ctcr ut ftL-csona; 12 hiive no aro all slaves 11 from necessity. And Ihe subjccl of food has rcsolv- loto "no of the most aerlous I rious to Gcimaay we hope, but uitc seriouj 'jnough Cor an Island the a.cccpsion of Lord hondda as llic Food Controller, Is promised cheaper food- ore of It, and abollLion of tho pron- rr. One waits to ECO. Covcnt Garden, 1hs most famous of orld-markets, aad which supplies c yrcalcst city In the world gctables and frull, has for years ceo. regarded os one of "lht'r Eights a London tour. Many people have' lid: "I'll take your word for itj" their Interest visibly diminished hen Informed lhat, to be seen In all a glory, Covent Garden muit be I sited about 5 a.m. Even an American lourlsl's urioFlty Is a. nesllglblc quantity In hazy dtmnesa of dawn, But flaming June" In England this year as no lazy dimness, even nt 4 y the summer-tinie clock whose real imc ia but three. This particular having our minds set upon Covcnl Garden and our alarm-clock stroke of fotir, one rose to he occasion IhlnWng Ihal was very, delicious lime of day (or is It At 1.30 walklPK the Bayswa- cr roadi comparatively the centre ol London, It was as quiet as a se- :ludcd country hatnlcl. Hyde Park icdgcs one side ot the road, nnd I vaa all n dewy, emerald greon, will a. shlllinK per pound, ar.d.lhey slrika ci Camilian as IcinR the mosi rc-a- fcc.l lo LoLJghl in Knffland, anJ one Is forever comparing the liusio paid for these previoiialy (n Toronto--as a rule SO a IIOUAU. U'riw gooseberry-a Rrc-at fa- i-orUo In nnd nllogelhor too lart those sugarless" to be haa ai six fhillings a. half bushel, Vut dear nt any price; greon wire niCMleralo at tuincnce. or 20 Cents, a nt which. price to- iloztn. Potntocs ak 16 Cents a Pound T-MU-: polato was A Lilt n pound ul In no quantity, and cuc'jm- CT5 of a very good site were ilie amr Oranges and gowl at a enny big reduction on shop here, which usually been U'oprnce or two-and-a-half Covent Garden Is a collection of Inside and out- rid one marvelled as they Icofced at le clevrf manipulaiion of old men' a fry ing perhays five or six filled pJJeil one upon anther, on heir heads and deftly threading thcii ray through 'the crowd.. It was llio El surprise of all to note tho cw women, present- One had bought -Hint Ihe business of buying selling In n market would prove acceptable .work for women. On the other hand, ft would seem that Ihe. emalo BUS have laken Lo more strenuous labor and left Ihte to Die olcl men. Greybeards were, in pro- vision, and one ancient old chap, aa ic pnas'ed1 wilh a looked a .ypicnl Father Time, Hut "Floral Hull." ns It Is the flowers are sold! Only an wilh nil the blooms, of this large flower-garden righlly describe It. 'aint blue-grey misls ns Crom th ake in the distance; and the sky hai delicate pink streaks just like th 'roseate hues of dawn" one previous y read nbout arid .wanted: ti appreciate.' No no rii tails! There was nothing- to do bu "beat a walk of three miles. A Lift in a Grocery' Wagon the steady Jogglnff' horses' hoofs broke the slillncs colorv-sriirr Ahc clouds anil you have 11! Think 'of nil the flowers you ever heard the splashes of. j upon'shelves of packed precisely nrid 'myriads-.ol' sweet-pent; 'Wails'.of heavenly blue hydrangeaB'and the freshest, whitest at a shilling a'.dellcate: mauve 'agalnsl the rlcli heliotrope; feathery stuff nobody seemed lo the name' nnd Rainbow and our plea for a "lift'; "was eranled. hoia pink Never before, I'm sure, has Park unusual In Canada, Violate: Qouraud the Only Woman Wilh This' If Also a Champion Swimmer, an Ambulance Drrrer.-'and zui Aviator Tank Sickness Too MucK for Her, IMAGINE an suftra- i probably hft.vtT had a proving to. the [chance to suffer fr rdni "tank f world thul woman cqunls man In j And It's because iho a'o lo my field. Imagine her cnHslInc in he French armj1 is chauffeur of Ihe lutom'ob'lle ftmbulnnce attachcu1 to Qrlltc fighting nlr- her oblalnln'e ritr- to right of he> brevet HI a. plibt, before Ihe war h'erVwlnhtng a transfer from Berylce In the new French ks1' mere men machlne'- lo'cic- pflny .hfrr .In 'iho fleMlng1 biplane Bhc'priotooi, -Thfth' Imagine her ucjnij for.Ccxl1 ouCof bcemiEO aho Jell TIC t Jin to the newest malady In proving her Ihal mtJi and wo- men r.re equal liy war vmk aa well As pfrace Mile. Qouralid la discouraged.' is en- B.igcil In thc-j-fop motor smbulancc. between 'tl ona nnd the 'vafloui' In MUe, believed n i-riual rights for wome'jl Wlitn ahu WAI sixteen Inlcf. the. and 3F-cech wfl9 ThRl> hfipnenod-lo Vlol- ...j.dourftiM fn April when Iho arniy fccgan using "tanks" flrit time Irt the second batllo ot Cfiiitipti'grieV; r I were, not thc'nlecfc iiraud, whose light srrn wai olo-wn tAt by hu rail TIB Tdrklih ahell it tht DanftnellCa, And who i In the conHnpenl hdcvtan 'troopr.' fighting Inrr-V.tw M jt tt If ITT n rrn. herself In.' flulfrnftt aho first _. l In tie Ooncorde, In" the Sclne- prowtl doacHc.if h er BU to the hank watch some bo's' swimming '.'I'll show salt! Mlfa flouraud; '.ntl hwiifi began s mont'h'i later she Itift woniart Biylrn'rncr ttt France. Then followwl Ih2 Blr_scr- She IrVnsferrtd ,to- 1- French crew and actually (ruined for a week In one 01 'tnrSc Hut could- not ftian'i which i (we nhosc the swankiest route) seen the spectacle of Iwo Canadian girls Vidins .down Us aristocratic a, perfectly respectable. drawn by one saJ even a pair. (Some, men have said they've- ddne But lhat MHlary horse-In wnr-llmo Is worth quite lllcrally two in pre-war days! Vor Mr. Grocery-- man lold us lhat H used to'cost him, sis shillings per week to nc, has to pas' 17 shllllngg and sis-" pence! At exactly five minutes past. five, before the sun hnd -pot to' the queue oT carls drawn up before one entrance- Everything has Ha' riueue nowadays, and 'they say are learning- the "queue- llnnrj" T must ndmil thnt nl first Eight phE disappointed. Tho Iwo greatest sights at Covenl Garden in Jund-, the sLnmJjerrlca afj'l been piclured by 'me on siich n, largo scale hai 1 had vague visions ol gmall mountains, of luscious .berries: piled Ugh nnd almost toppling over, perfect bririliS of roses would :aroless profusion. That wns a. dream of chT-ollc the one'a first Irfr rcflslori wns the ordcrllnees and prtm nealnesa of tho display, rather.than Imprtaslon ol great quantity, which one could .only, grasp Tnltr Tho fruit In. the brown Wicker baV beta nnd the 'stalls of wero arranged wllh ecrupuious care while even the carts unloading In, th( various courtyards were ornamental ffllh for instance, In Alternate rows of heads and1 as It nnd 11 was the first morning clier- rfp.o. but they wouldn't sell to Indl- vldn.il buyers, although the price .to wholesalers was only a shllHng" p cheap In comparison lr> strawberries, for which we had lo pay two shillings for n. Email Vmake of Ihreo pounds. Of the fruits ina) seemed the moat being thrco and sixpence (SJ cents) a Jpzcn, nlthough penchcg approx- imalely 33 or cents apiece. Cflnlc lonpfi melons were I usuries Ml five i, rind delicious grapes _ _ of 'every-hue just acnins.to Into tiny French closes one's eyes now wishes one was a reluim to Hie practical. There is'lo'be bpcncfl In'London this week "The; kailpnal Economy run for many weeks. Be- lidM.'JecWres on sucii' JUhJecls ns' The'i of and HoiijeKeepIng For the given by represen- there Is to be Tnarhct V Continental plan. one un- in'jlt tconomy In thc.huylng and reparlnB'-pt food as doca.the Con- l nenlaj, It Is being achnowlcdgcil iat LhferEnBlIsh must adopt markel- were two shillings a pound at ths cheapett. Apples wert very Scare nt around fourpence apiece, and .I'd fa at rt shop fn cerils) 'had .be in Co lhat Ihfl day ow'n asked for mushrooms were ig rnfeiVares slmLlar to the A bATrtrMo ,oi( with tat Iwuupptr pockets, dtw In tmek jH of 4 'Kems (no to vrf. 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