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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VQRLD WHY NOT WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN FLYING CAMPS In England Girls Drive Motors and Thus Releasing AMERICAN LADY HELPERS JOIN IN A GAME OF TO AMAZEMENT OF ENGLISH AND AUSTRALIANS I WOMEN ALSO DO THE CLERICAL WORK Smart Uniforms are Provided for Not Wear Streamline By of tho FSfrlng HE great extent to whloh wo I men are employed In Royal A Flying Corps In and also causes one to Wonder why Canadian women are riot repre sented at any ot tho large Canadian training Every day in To ronto we see scores of men who look quite capable ot swinging a propel ler on nn driving the aulos around tho streets in Knglund such outsido of the driving of the heaviest Is at tended to by Britisli Surely a man who can drive a car would bo of much more use as an cngflno me at Camp Borcten or if a girl were found to Operate his English girls are hot only operating but also motorcycles and Possibly Canadian girls would consider this work i bit too but are they going low the German girls to be more plucky For many months a certain Herman girl piloted an Albatross on the Somme She was known to have accounted for many of our and had us all beat for initia tive and Not that it is very startling for a woman to be able to fly they possess all tho qualities necessary to good flyer to a much greater degree than Lightness of touch and initiative are essential in a good and women HAVE tjliesc That the authorities recognize this fact is shownby the questions put to an applicant for training as an Do you play Can you ride a horse Do you go in for outdoor sports These of the questions he must Why shouldnt Canadian girls do the work that is done by the orderlies in the Imperial Oil Build Ing on Church and at tho other offices throughout the cHy The men in question could bo doing much more important tho aero dromes and much more enjoyable work at Hundreds of Girls A VISIT to the recruits huge de pot at would be a great surprise to Cana dian There they would find hundreds of girls who have relieved the same number of men for duty In and the officers in charge Bssertthat the work Is none just as efficiently as Not only at but behind the lines in women Keep tab ot tho hun dreds of spare parts dally are Bent to the various The Royal FlyingCorps has a re putation for doing things just a little better than it is done in the other branches of tiie army watch a me chanic salute an officer and you will notice When women were in troduced into the air service those responsible thought that to get the best out of tho women they would luivo to have a uniform both smart and and yet regaining the fsmlnlnu charms of the fairer Thero is nn doubt that they succeed Ask any returned who lias seen the dozens of cars with their jnir chauffeurs outsido the Air Hoard office in the The tunics are similar to tho open at the and with the words Royal Flying Corps on tho shoul Skirts jiru and smart blown boots of the best cut nud terial are The hats worn ure similar to those worn by the American buthave the U is significant that they tlu not wear the small streamline which wero only intended to be worn by tho sex that cuts Its Already one forged coupon h WOOL SITUATION HERE ISJERIOUS Canada Producing More Wool Than But Has Less Than IARMY DEMANDS HUGE Allies Have Made During the War Miles of Khaki By SYDNEY AN ADA is producing more sale Cable wool today than she has ot any previous period in her yet there was never a time when wool as scnrce nor when much cotton was being used as niler In Canadian As a matlcr of wool is so scarce and tlm demand so pronounced from a military that it becomes a patriotic according to Regi nald manager ot tho Domin ion Wool Warehouse on Simcoe which hns recently hern hand ed over by the Government to the Canadian Wool Crowds Coopera tive to weor clothes for more than one even If they are shabby and The world supply of wool has been terribly drained during the last three years and eight months for soldiers It is said that the allies have made sufficient khaki cioth to after several weeks of fine warm around the world more tlinr does not lend itself to slim During the first IS jmonths of the war there was made in alone sufficient khaki to wrap around the globe five In other the allies have made but it is said the method of detection is infallible and littlrfear is entertained of the dishonesty which A GREAT WAR POEM T in the courage of our In the and de votion of our 1 believe in the force of In the crusade of civilized In Franco Imperishable and 1 believe in tho price of grief and in the attainment of 1 believe In tho sacred vows of tlio old find In the allpowerful ig of I believe in tho prayers of in the heroic sleeplessness of the In the ploun rnlm of In thn purity of our In the immaculate glory of our T believe In our great in our great In our greater I believe in the living of this land and in Its I believe in hands armed with steel and I believe In hands F belipve in T believe in From the French of Hcur NO WASTE M CANADIAN CIOSS IN FRANCE Simple and Wonderful System of Keeping Track of Every thing Sent ENTHUSIASTIC STAFF Who Speak in Highest Terms oi Work Being Done by Cana dian Women at has played havoc With the The very STiops present an alter ed In weeks HUMP has never been a pound of red flsh in sight In the butcher Today shop has huge quarters lying Bacon has been so lung kept public gaze that Vt was thought to be off the Today the provision merchants complain there is no demand for thr biu 1 on since the outbreak of hostilities ap proximately miles of khaki cloth ot nearly a yard This has been nn unprecedented strain on the Sheep raisers are making larger profits this year than In any pre vious period of tho sheep Yet there was never a time in Ont ario when this industry held so pre carious a The outlets for Canadian wool are the United States and European tho home consumption being very limited ow ing to the fact that there are no combing machines in and as a result the worsted mills num ber only Other mills in Cana da utilizing wool now number only 217 compared with 270 and 240 In during which time thedemand for wool for home consumption has increased about 70 per and the By FLORENCE SOMEWHERE IN OTJR correspondents one idea in V crossing the Channel was to ivrlic simply and directly of the British Especially the Canadian womens war effort In to be if because of the great distance that separates the women ot Canada from the war to visualize it for them as they cannot do for At after a day spent inves tigating the Red Cross stores and two I feel like mad der vish and am dizzy with all the won ilerful data and the de tails of the farreaching efforts of these dual the one such a indispensable adjunct of the At 10 our car was in readi Here for the first time we made tho acquaintance ot a thoughtful young officer whom Canadian had delegated to be attached to our party during our stay in the lines of communica Everything being In we de parted to visit In turn the six Red plies that have suddenly nppeurp tho Nobody lias yet quired where the meat conns from The only place in London not un ler Rome form of rationing is the pstaurant of the 1lbrise of com the sources of ill V day of angry queries in the vill iiller Rationing Has Worked Some Marvels in the Old Country The Queues Vanished Like to the Disrnay of Those Who Liked to Line Up and Reduction in MeatEating and No By JACEY experiences of the first three or four days of rationed meat and margarine have made the people of tho rationed district tho southern counties of England rub their By the simple sign Ing of an order miracles have been effected a nation lias tfhanged its outlook on The first and most obvious result Is the absence of For six weeks queues have been a part of the street But the first day of rationing dispersed them into idle groups about the The same vomen nre most of them carry ng the same hand bags and ncrodujous that the habit of months lould be so easily broken without a trusting that Provlndenco vill interfere and restore to thomj heir days occupation of hugging the doorpost of a grocer or a WHAT THEY DOWf ITS the thing you dont care tlvat the people uro willing to hand supply of and accounts in part for the increase in Canadian sheep about per in 1914 to the price sheep are bringing at the stock yards this Of this enormous amount of wool being utilized for soldier wear there is a very small percentage that re turns to the woollen mills to be torn to pieces and used over again as When civilian clothes arc discarded they find thejr way back to the where they are combed to pieces and used up again along with new With the soldier uni forms it is entirely Instead t opportunities per we are short in of wool and The is and accorfling outlook to Arkell will continue until peace is to increase in gravity So scarce is wool at the present time that It is possible and in fact pro bable that the Government will be obliged to practically curtail Us use for the Pure wool piece goods are not merely at a but nre next to impossible to Goods which sold at a yard are now worth per Tailors say that overcoats and winter suits will be 40 per to 50 per higher in the fall than during the ross receiving throughout depots scattered From the stand point of the this is a but from that of safety a wise precaution because of Picture to yourselves a huge ware House or genera f store on a trsmen dous full to the roof of all art icles ranging from a billiard table to a tin and you will have some idea ot what these receiving stations look We saw egg canvas chairs and shoe laces and matches margarine and black ing and chewing front line scis sors scissors without points used past and that the quality will ripping off the clothing of the not be the Cottons and silks men ln the hand luiiua nut uu wolinaea men in uie nann of being used as shoddy they are j are rapidly becoming the chief run ff powdered milk blnn f v If thev returned to the mills of dress and while cotton mi umn for If tho I has little heat retaining U will jam socks and j I have to be resorted to in a greater garbage pails and coal allyhot bo so but this is 1m as time goes on and the call beds and baths and every not bo so but this is Im as time goes on possible with the soldiers fov khaki grows still An April Morning in the Spring All the Canadian Wild Birds Come Sooner or Later to This in North and Now the Wood Is a Magic Place With Their Sweet Then some forgot their A few thought to satisfy the require nients by a coupon and leaving the card at But a de tached coupon is Anc many deliberately deprived them selves that the family at home migh use the Most of us worked it out since some meals of the week must be meatless on four coupons it better to leave the substitution of other dishes to the restaurants and tho meat to the home The Monday abstinence a All tho res taurants serving meat had large quan tities Uft on their the next being there pro mised to bn much wasted One moat who ordinarily sells two thousand meat pies a had sold jus six by So disturbing was it that tho Food Con troller issued a special permit to sell By JEAN v R past few days the song sparrows and the April sun shine have been fighting a battle royal over the conscience of the while slu has been doing her bestto remain begins the sun about Look at tho streaks on these left by the snow and tho Look at the dust in the carpet behind the Those curtains ire terribly dirty at the Hotter take them down right after break Wake up Wake up what a could not dispose of their The second and perhaps tho most is that we have earned In three or four short days that meat is not such a necessity to coupons On Monday some of tho restaurants with u meatless Not complaint sullied the serenity of the Others omitted mention of The distraction of it was I They dare not sell or even give away withoutthe coupons tc show for the quantity they worn And they darent let the food uo bad because the law pun glorious comes from the songsparrow like a tiny shower seen through Later on as the sun Kits in some really fine work in si owing up the soil loft by the from dust on tho cellar shelves to cobwebs in tho the song euarrow comes round with some of bin friends and a robin or so to help Today tho climax was Tho woods arc only a block and after spending half an seri ously armed with dustcap and leaning from a window watching two little chickadees in tho apple I ocatno as mad with springtime as I removed tho dustcap and with come civilized and taken to living In houses made with After splashing round In the snow and stepping iiuTo deep holes and creating navoc it was small wonder that I had to sit on a stump full five minutes scarcely and then only hearing a distant rooster i But then a narrow cloud passed over the sunshine at my and looking up I saw flock of wild ducks on their way flash ing in the sunlight like a pennant waved in tho vanguard of Then two chickadees took heart of grace and came from their hiding places in the tall While they wero pluyinif chase with each another tiny fellow fluttered in and began to hop in nervous flights round and round the tree trunks and I from limb to He went so quiek ly that he must have made the iu sects and thus provided him self with nn easy Then he came out on the end of the limb and showed himself to be a golden crown ed He gavo throe flat llttlt notes and then a sweet cascade of lilce the laugh of tiny lrom far across the valley came a plaintiff call which 1 at first mistook for a but as came closer I recognized the awaited by the and every selfrespecting family has an authoritative bird hood in its li One of summer heard my neighbors last it hermit that rare and mystic singer of the twilight whose song is interpreted by John Burroughs as O spheral O holy Theso are merely tho opening as Frank Chapman ex press the spirit of heavenly peace with which the birds song is im are plentiful as the season progresses and a host of woodpeckers and flycatchers Many of the children here are taught to know and watch for the and when they hava learned that les son there is no more need to tell them not to throw stones at the companionable ilttlo Today as 1 watched alone 1 heard crudity of human voices and immediately became peeved with the unreasoning annoyance which so easily persuades certain lords in England that they are divinely pointed to own whole acres of It is i lovely So I im mediately consigned to my lowest beds and M every ther and unthinkable art cle ones imagination might The colonel could not enthusi astically enough of the Work of tho women at He bad no critic am to save tho very inslgni icant one that a little more care night be exercised in the matter of abellinR the bales and as oc casionally one arrives labelled socks ind is discovered to contain or the number the boxes contain is sometimes UOtO Of till idbrousted llslics such but were prepared supply them on And at one large the restaurants but theearly part of the of the coupons in increased the work restaurant not a single request was The big llko where meat used to be the meal and the business man it served scores with meat where onco it was it is estimated that only five per of the diners in restaurants called for meat during the first two and almost all ol riieme were Those who know the vol ume of meat ordinarily consumed in England will find it hard to Four Meat Coupons Daily Tim reason Is not hard to Four coupons look wry small for a weeks and the restaur ant diners determined to leave their meat eating until tho craving had to bu followingthe heavy Sunday lented no An English Flying Girl V N Kniiiish girl in the uniform sup piled to women chauffeurs In the Kuyul Flying Note tilt ainiirt the stylo of the and the leUcrs in the terrors to tho abalnhierj liutf when the abstinence Continued through the next dijy perforce Tuesday isn meatless day and the country still meat shrivelled lli import ance M nuUunul vock worsc than it will be later leeauio Iheri were fivo kinds of ards to recognize The regular cour emergency given by Feod Committee to those who lad no yet received thoir permanent cards the cards of officers on leave he registration cards of those from outsido tho rationed and tho special traveling cards or those on their way to or from the Twsis Chaos at First HK chaos of the first few days 1 was increased by tho incom plete arrangements made for supply lug the thousands of soldiers always arriving in London the anxiety of those who had not yet received thoir and by the hang ing back of customers the butchers feared that their uupplles would go It cannot saiB thatthere was any general Saving by the avoidance of The fish stalls wero clean ied But since the prjcfcof is the consumer could not be taken advantage however as yet untouched by the ound of nu began to take an annoying prldiin their Ten cents lutcher tho pie to be made and he hateful turnips to bo If there were chickadees In the ipple tree how many more blrdf vould be inuhe That ho so I with hasto put on dress and hied forth nto the dancing sunshine with all the old exultation of playing To the city dweller who does not t all sense of including the know any of our the woods are as a book must be to one who cannot pictures are No Waste In boxes are approxi mately at and hundreds of articles a month are delivered to the hospitals and casualty clearing nta Many times while In Canada I have heard Mid in rural complain How do we know what becomes of all tho things we send to the Red Cross How do we know the boys receive the things we send Once and for dear hard working Red Cross women of Can disabuse your minds of the idea that there is any waste in the ad ministration of the Canadian Red Cross supplies never have I seen a greater regard to never a more complete or more simple and won derful system of hating figures as I could without difficulty follow any one art icle from the moment it Is received till it is distributed to the wards ot a military Some idea of the extent of the Red dungeon tho family which 1 discerned Cross undertakings may be gleaned seen and but the words mnan Hut onco you know the birds nnd their Hie woods are vibrant for and unconsciously you imbibe their Yuu no long er crash loudly through the under brush or whlstlo You do your clumsy best to walk like an and when your busy eyes are rewarded by tho flutter of a tinj you sit down on the near est stump and wish you could sing softly to him your welcome to an old Today the snow was still deep in parts o the but on the heights were warm patches where thq sun wan probing through tlie leaves to forth tin first Here there are high beach and elm trees mixed with the ines and and the aroma r t in eetf at the lAglmililS of March makes you wo luut nevjf lu 1 though tho wary Ilttlo fellow kept well out of ISy this time I had been still so long that woods had become a KHiii voices wero pip up Cheewit Fee sung out from the hemlock be the and a pretty little olive and cream Ihoebe hopped wagging his tail with ecstasy over the spring and the nice fat flies and the sunshine Crows and the clarionets and cellos of tho broke in con Two purple Crackles flew noisily overhead and a downy wood pecker bustled from tree to tree to find tho one he had almost finished embroidering last As ho wont he called sharply The whole was surrounded with a chorus of jubilant so that Ills spouso should not lose track of despite tho war and all oui tho birds have come back to us with tho miracle of It it that they will be disturb od this season by the flocks of mam loudwhirring birds flying far overhead in tho summer aeroplanes from Armour hut treetops are high and Each day they will grow and probably our birds will Kettle down to their homebuilding and the ser ious affairs of leaving the unnatural tragedies of man kind to tho inharmonious world of According to observant birdlov all theCanadian wild birds rome sooner or later to this bush elimbing tho hill to my The apparently of the poorer grade of led a small boy of five or His wife carried a little girl and the auntie pushed a top Iieavy gocart in uncertain wobbles up tho There was no art about their shabby so I knew theft wero quite out of pluce In my har monious Why theres a little cried tho Then he dropped his voice to almost a whisper and con Lxiok see that little fellow with tbo yellow on tho top of his ImidY Thats what you call a gold encrowned Now you keep slill undJyouU hear him Presently ho had all his email family about and five minutes ho told them morn about birds than Wo ever rend ill all my I couldnt keep By and by when they hud graciously admitted me to the charmed circle 1 learned that they came from England and then he told me of the They are quit even in Eng ho But you have never really heard birds singing until you have heard the 1 lived in a small town over and i re member one evening coming home a as 1 crossed the bridge ovei a Htroum ou outskirts of the town 1 saw a crowd of people standing I and found that they wen listening to the song of a nlghtlngali pouring from the woods on the otho Bido of the Tbut wua he witb K half sigh for its lust glory All over the street people stood i with their aeea turned to the wood Up you remember the ninMage o Rostands Chanticleer There is alwayu a i the and there from the following figures gal lons of petrol are consumed month ly lorries and cars cover per month and the yearly turn over for 1917 was not dol As an evidence as to their ex edition in getting out articles In epted I glanced at an the rtlcles of which were to go to a aeualty clearing station some SO nlles up the and discovered pon close examination that the oods had been delivered few hours ftor being Indented Hot coffee nd oocoa for the men out of the renches is another feature of Red oss Many times have I leard from boys In hospital in Engl and their spoken gratitude for this ilece of thoughfulness ot the Red Jross and Wo received our first insight hero nto the no army waste methods in and the constant use of by noUucts empty jam bottles are sold or a franc 30 cents all necessary materials that to be are bought In either England or Paris wherever they can be se cured to the best advantage thev mvo their motor repair and n repairs are done on the the commanding officers office having a fraak American ambulance that could not be otherwise SpotleM and Comfortable we visited the mens quarters and found everything spotless and Ona thing that struck us everywhere we went in France was the thoughtfumess of the officers for their and it largely explains the unique success of what Is called Canadian discip that camaraderie that exists between and wide ;