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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NEW YORK WOMEN ARTISTS TRAIN AS CAMOUFLEURS TO HELP UNCLE SAM Bui as "let He Says He Will Be Able to Gel Along Without! Ylicm-Still They Persist, and are Achieving Some Remarkable Results m the Wilds of Westchester County. NI-;\V VOKK, .hinc 1". ifl-'Ti' Coiiis at the fii'iit. :illou;ii!r imic : ; i !�; v :' il.iy 1 I'ut on my old- of floor i:imoiifI' Iiappie^t oxpcc-� :o':;.u- woriiuiK on tlie fif:ld da\"s t!ial \.ih;.,i''f for plain John J^mith's po- wlio will elioose his own assistants i from tlic ranks. To them will eome ^ the material from the stmlios, snch i material to inelnde. or s->i the Wonien's ! \C'ainonflase (.'orps iiopis. tliousands nf j follow daily lecthre? t.ll.ll s. 'Alia.' >a;.l my frieml as we walked aiori' liu: road m the afternoon | san;h;:;�, "we're ori the r:i;!it. tiacli. j Sii- tl;os,- foutmarlis Tliey're wo- I nu i!'s f'noes. ev'en if tlif y did have | flat heels. 1 thir.k they must have i i}!areh', d in formation, tliry seem to ha\o coveted the st) evenl.w"* We were o'.;t on a real adventure. Wo were to witness.^ the regular weekly licUi day of the one and only j Women's Ftesorve CainoiitlaKe w pcr'iaps tlial one sh.ow in i New York hist winter advertised, as a ticket-sale.s jioini extraordinary, one could attend with the certainty ttiat tile word camoiifUage w-oiildn't be mentioned .liirins tlie ^ cuurso of the evcninfr. I believe it liasn't been r.s ovprdinio in slant; and story north of the-Uaternational honn- | ,lary line, hut there is a specions ! cle\'err.e5s in the smooth use of n i lew word, a French word, a timely, toelinieai. military wonl that iiievit- | iibly loads to its temporary over- 1 capitaIii:atioii in New Y'ork. i Never Tire of Real Thing t B\'T leal eaniouflape-no fine coiil.l . tire of that. One sees it on the jindson and,down tht^ iiarbor as one watcliea the outcroinf,* traders and !rcoi>ships. Real camotiflaKe. too. is brHns studied in a minor way in the lamps, and tlure are several semiofficial courses in camt'iiflaKe in Now Yvi-k. such as tliat at i.'oUimbia Uni-versit:.'. 'I'here is only one for wo-iiivn. Iiuwever, and that is nut official or oven semi-official. In BETTER MEALS FORENGUSHPaOR AFTERTHEWAR Women's Institutes, Similar to Those in Canada, Organized to Promote Better Cooking. FACTORY MEALS HELP Workingmen Will Scarcely Return to Poor Food, Except Wcek-End Over-indulgence. / r.y L.VCKY .\.MV. ^NCON!~CIOLSI.V the hand ^he Gir?Lj5 qn Tnc Tree Tpunk 'AS THE R35t; COULD 51: MAINIAlNEf) .rr. .lND�(iMiT�n. of :iiiitu1a is rcacliiiiR out to . brlKliton Iho Uvea o� I lie j working cla.sse.s in lOnsland, that JBreal body of Ihislisli life which bo-jtore the war was striiKSlinK more or [less Impolently to attain the inflii-lence and consideration it dcser\'ctl. '.\t the rale of twenty a week wo men's Institutes, based on the or-icanizallons of tlie samo name in Canada, arc being formed throuBhoiit the .Motliorkind. Organized wttli the intention of improvlns conditions in the rural distrlett-, they are so iiffect-ini,' tlio lives of what are called In Kn.Slaml the lower classes lliat llio aitios are rcflcctiiis llieir Impulses. In no detail of liome life does the new idea promise so nuicli as In the meals of the working classes, liilho simple act of leaching women to cook lies llie most certain alteraliuu in the atmosphere of tlic home, the stirost Impediment to the monopoly o� tlio corner saloon, which has attained in Knglami the name of the working-man's club. ------ I Hy MAKV t;K.\ll.\:-.i UO.N.NKlt. The general status of the culinary ^UEI.VKS always sue.'vest tho old, art in Kngkiiid could not he better k rambling houses of our grand- 'revoaled Hum in a recent letter of Why Not a Few More Shelves? If-Ioitselceepcis Would Find Their Work Creail\} Lightened Tliem. A TR[:c llHT - MOLD TH15 OPF A BIT ANaSCE liO';-,' IT liCor-i'S ,PA5TlOF.JrlE TRK nicoluiiiisni uf niot,]oin wnrfare ;u;J What They Have Done | "-pO-nAY the littl� crowd in khaki ! the pvincipb-s of camouflage. Ail tlii.s is a long exidaiiation. It | lias taken the women camonfieurs j-i.v; ' month.s to i.ume to it, for. liiou.irh i most of thei;i had individually hoped ; fact, the i f,,;. sm.'h a class as they now attend, j nep�rtmeni has reijoatedly as- ; the thing as it stands wa.-i the work; s i;ed that it will have none of tlie.^e 1 of two.j,-liI Piom-ors who apidied te i e.. nioa .>amoufIenrs - forgetting j j^iii the first men's class, were turned j ,:oM! the repeated assertions ofjdown, but wouldn't st�y turned. On- | >.::oL,- .ither liolligorent C.overn-; ally converting llieir {uesent instiuc-j r.:-::ts wliu lia.l no use for women in j t,r to the need of terichiug them. ! I ..-JUS ctlu r semi-militarj- ami now' t !-.-lv .iccoiued capacities. Tr.ifo .N'w York girls -arti.'its, s,'ii.[itoi s. piiotographers - have it fixo'l in the backs of their !i Is tliat they will he wanted later on and tliat if they ilon't get readi-r^o.v i-t aid their country in securing in\"isiliilit.v or at an\' rate non-hitta-Idlity for its soldiers at tlie front, liiey won't be ready to respond creditably when the time comes. You know the fundair.etiial laws of camouflage. Where it is impos-.siba to altogether conceal, as may sometimes be done with a gun em-jilacement, the camoufleur must break up tho outline of hi.s object: obliterate or prolong or otherwise niter the value of its shadows: irritate the optic nerve of the man who must aim at It. By proceeding along these lines, .-Ki ammunition wagon, a ship, a train, e man, may he so altered as to reach, if not Invisibility, at least a miiiimum ct adaptability as a target for bulls' \ yes. Paying Own Expenses Tlin 'Women's Reserve Camouflage Corps, forty in number. i I SAFETY FIRST i '::!�: of the kavy inou nu-t an III'! fri'iul. ail army tUtctin', in I.utuinn las: wci-k. In >iniv of the di;Tr-rt-ncn in raiil:. tlu* M. (). siiot (Hit iho kI'UI liaiul aiitl K'llil: 'JTwIlo, Stan, huv: arc ytniV" "Are ytni a.-^Uir.fT a.'^ a inivtttt' h-iiivitlual. or as a iiK-mbcr of m iiietUcal !)OurJV" waa llie catUioiis an^i'.vcr. "licoaiise. K'.riclly l).'t\vonn iiiu-.-iolvL'.-?. I'm l*eelin;,r pretty *:ooil, but iii^ an (iffioial capacity I'm a liorriMe wreok." -The l.i--7ttinuis: iiiulei* Uie \\U\o Juiif s!^y out ; !in tlvf> .wooilii of Wcstche-sier are up- ; jiroachiiig their gradviation. 'They i ______ ____ have stepped off distances for map- ,f f,,,,... |^ ,5,,^ ,, Tnaking. 'i'lie.v* have maiie six-foot plaster models of a whole field, witii every rock and tree put in to scale. They have built wee ammunition wagons, camouflaged them, and photographed tlie result. Tliey have du.g real trenches in Westclic^ter Coitnty and nrade real Lewis ma- Mrs. Lloyd CJeorge to the newspapers, urging a remodeling of the entire fabric of the household ns I mother's d.jys, with their spacious I linen idosets. cuol and laveiuler scented. au,l their cupboards stoclted with jams and jellies for the winter. But j^'''^'-''' '^'^ '""^t important in the Tuodcni apartment shelves are seldom thouslit of-tlieru seems so little room fur tliem. There always Many Big Problems for the Kitchen Cabinet to Solve �ven) /Vem Bill Thai Comes Before the House Demands Pro-� ^ found Sltidx) of Domestic Econoni\)-All iJie Sjmil of ' R'ccl(lessncss Has Cone Out of Cooking. cr.'tclclintr of tliorns under a po* A Spectacle for Mirth TIIK sight of a camoufleur i rawl-iiig into an oil-|>aintc'.'^ of high prlcijs nnd food shorlnge. " Never before in tlio iii.-i-tory of our country have interiors loomed so largely, so hungrily and so Insislcnily, or the wherewithal to de-o.>d that bone. She has a guilty conviction that if lliero was 'n soup-boiio union, it wouUI luivc gotiu on striuu for shorler hours long ago. It was hard for a woman to see e\o to eye with a iiolato this time last; year when she hail to iiay as high as a dollar a iicck lor them. She con-sidcrcd herself badl.\' skiniictl. 'J'lie lirice of onions brought IcaiH to lu r eyes at tho .same time. 'J'hesc two commodities lia\'c come down off their pedestal and mingle much niuiu I freely with us this spring. j In Ihesi^ ceiisorctl days when even Idyling of the Kings is forbidden, it 'is well for the city ineii and women to get back to the. land, Jt is not'going to hurt the land any If a few moro badly needed niouthfula are gotten out of it. and it is golii.g to raise a fiiio crop "^' I'laced over eatth ug'.y radiator Washington. I'" provide a. place for pliotosra|>lis, When I told them I was a'Ci^na- ]icceivers and some of the dian ih(- camoufleurs asked me icil'tH" wo all like to look at but often keei) put away because when disciphne Is to be preserved, j faro seems lo be no room for tliem. ting on tho edge of a just-dug machine gun emplacement oii which I there is plenty of laughing and jok- I Ing In between times, for these are But un- lliad collaborated, with the stil'l-der the very laughter Is an inlen- |.s,,ouldering lunch camp fire behind J^dyard Towle, Tlst Ftegiment, New jsity of apidication to the thing in l|,^, York, the recognized instructor of a men's camouflage drawn from 'afnong those liai>le for draft on the next call. The girls arc .specializing on the construction ot suits for observers, snipers and gunners at the front. They have no desire to get into the/ trenches themselves, reco.g-nizing that men are better fitted for such work, but they believe, and .10 does I,icut. Towle, that there is -a notable futui'C ahead of the woman skilled lu camouflage, who will be lulled on to tissist In the asuembiing of materials in the big studio factor-ir s behind the lines. America has de-;;i;eil to split u|j her present Camou- hand, since, as their instructor expresses it, "They are paying out real money-all they liave in some cases - with the expectation ot being call- 1 ed to servo." lie believes in them -in what they havo done so far, in what they will do before the course Is completed, .Some ot the New Y'orlc papers have run funny skits about the little camoufleurs- one .Sunday edition c'ven wont the length of a headline relative to '�Malting Perfect tlO's Out ot Rock.s," .\nd, oil course, it is a very ciiny tiling to be funny at oth�r people's expense. I've done it, aud 1 know. and the appetite of an earnest dinner-seeker well in the foregrountl of my Imagluatiou, I said no. they hadn't, but I was sure tliey would just love it If thpy ever tried it. Was 1 right in that "lio," or have they taken it ui) since.I left'.' rjnoks should not be kc|it near the heat liecause it ruins them. ' And who has not struggied with bookcases in which, because of reference books that must have ^ place, a whole shelf must be sacrificed with a few gigantic volumes at one end and a lot nf smaller ones toppling 'i'he workinamau's meals before the war were almost Incredibly, monoloii-ous nnd Incomplete. l^or breakfast there was probably nothing warm; so that he was driven to the street stalls for his food mul coffee, and to the bars for the artificial wjirriUh and refreshment of liiiiior. It he bii.'akfa.stod at homo kippers were as regular ns his morning wash. (lis dinner and suiipcr were largely composed of cheap fisli. cheese, jam, bread and butter. It was at the wcek-eiul came his feeding time. The V/eek-End j^ast Till'; week-end is as definite a holiday orgy in LCnglaud as Christmas is in f.'mada. Kor those over one another and gaping spaces I iy,u chiys everyllilng was closed-tlio 1' iini-:AKH ins roll. Homotlnios hapjicns ilial a man broal{.s his bank roll when he But, as in Solomon's"day, the laugh- love. all the way across to the other end'/ There is no reason why book shelves should not be tucked into every a\-allable corner in the house-tall, narrow ones for the few odd reference books of large size, long, shallow ones for' tho tiny volumes Wliat are only too often tuclted away and lost sight of, and convenient, slanting r,icks for mag.azines and uewa-paiiers. I!y (leating legitimate places for pos.sessions that otherwise woulil be out of place one can gain an effect of spacioii.--iiess ami order, and give even .-.mail city (tuarter,^? the capacity to hold a great deal without seeming crowded. Wouldn't Hav"-, Helped \\'I1K.\ I >> hair was a little girl J cut iii\^ iff in till' front. (Iraiid-llndhor said lo iii.-;".\'osv, AVho iiuide yon do i bat'.'" 1 answered; "(dil .1 gues;i It must have boi^n Satan." 11 nindiiioi b*i- tbeii siild; "Tlii-ii >ou should have saUl: "(Jet then bf^ldnd 1i1i-. Sutflu." Thi-m j said: "Well, then, lie n-oilbl bfn^e cut it ^>W at the bai:!:." - Maile Shiiniion, aged 10 yi.^ai s, 519 ]ininHv,iok iivr^uue, Toronto. Burlap and Wire Woven Into Camouflage Screen by French Women I'i-iliSE l-"rench women ai-e carrying a length ot camouflag* burlap woven In mesh wire that Is going to ho sliip-* lied lo the front, il is used as screens tor muchUio b'nns and look out iiosts In i''rancc, 3aw T>io Ghosts ri'llf'; ehiblreu's e'landrnotlier had (lied reeontly, aud as the elilMren would not go iioju' lier rfioin their niotlier tlioiiglit It wcaild be 11 good place to keep their winter supply of apples. One day Jackie, aged five years, wanted an apide, "Vou can have It If you get It yoiirself." said Ills motlier. In about five minutes Jairklc eniiie back with an iiuiile In eneli band and cxelabned. "f didn't see iiolliln' up II ��c."--Jltith (."rr. 'iid S\vi-vj h'l., 'I'o- 4-tinu r- �' , -1 .�� 'O * factories from noon on Saturday. No one with any social pretensions or a few sjiurt pounds remained in l-,on-doii, iSasthourne, .Southend. Hourno-mouth, Soutlisea-evon Torquay and Ilfracoinho-were.not so far distant as Uaiilan's I'oin't iroin Tironto In terms of convenience and habit. The workingman, deoilvcd ot that form ijt luxury and ,pb;aKure,.. recognized Ctio period by' a great feast. Tho lirovailing plan was to iitindiase no meat whatever, or next to none, (hiring the week, but tor Sunday to have a Joint of ample proportions as tlio rite of tho day. From I'riiluy noon to Saturday iilglit, when tho pay cii-\'elopes were available, the butchers and green grocers In the poorer districts did almost all Ilielr biislnosa. The meat consumed on .Salil'rdny uiul Sunday was sufficient for tour or fh'o days of orillnaV.\' diet. And on Alonday tlit:ro mlgnt he either tho cold leavings or .senil-stnrvntlon. 'I'he Monday reciir.eratlon Is visible yet In the factory life, whore tlie can-teen sales 011 that dav nre a 'mere fraction of those of other dn.vs. nnd v.duM-e the general physical depression if nil expressUni ot the license of Iho day before. 'J'he worklngninn's children seldom ate unvthlng but bread and butter until the night snoper, wheK there was added janv nr cheese, and iilwa>H lea. Children drink tea in Kngland llio same as their parents. Even lo-dny ill llie poorer districts the streets throng with rdilldroNi on flioir wav to school, eating chunks of bread (ind butter, the only breakfast Ihoy ( see. That Is why rationing bread will bo the very last food restriction nt the h'ood ContrsTl-ler: tho working classes regni'* It liid"od ns the very haslH and strnc-tui"i of existenco. A lazy or JndlCferent liousewifo REMEMBERED THEM gl'K.\l' of eighteen or thereabouts whom he had not seen foA some little time, " "i li.ave been to nocbcster lo see my fatlier and mother,' the girl replied. "'By jovel' tlie broker exclaini-ed. '.Vnd "^low did you find them'." " 'Oil. said the girl, 'I knew where they lived." " A Swinging Crutch Is Now Being Used The Wcighl of the Bod]) Is Supported in a Saddle. A honghl some ot her ve^ietables cooked and the others (o be eaten raw. Prepared foods, like jam, cheese, Ijread, flsli or meat in glass jars, and such foodstuffs that .saved cooking, were the standard tor five days of the week. Until the war Interfered dripping was the wor!:;;igmaii's butter, and often the jam lor iiiraaclt and his family. Uu prefers It any time to butter. The greatest ditterence in his food has b^en the result of llu! factory canteens, where ho is enabled to secure regular meals of proper composition nnd sustaining sti;*mgtb. lie bus learned from them what Is possible in almost luxurious living at small expense and the effects he. feels in Ids physical well-being. I'eace v.'lll not see him return to the old make-shift meals, witli one day of over Indulgence. With the higher \yages anil the spread ot a liiiowlodgo of cookiiii.i ai'.l iif food \'aliies there, enter.s his life, the best guarantee of a sane existence, witlioul the necessity tor thui^o outside convenlenecs and luxuries which reached their highest level in his experience in tho saloons, national meals,' with rational wages and a.rational social level are certain to be ope of the finest prodiictH ot the war. NrwV'i'Utch for meit who iiavo lost a leg is described by The 1-"- London t-(iiicet ns tlie^work of .\lc, Walter Clifford, a dental surgeon, who has i'oceijtly hit on tlio idea of applying the ininciplt of the swing to crutches: "A swing is luing between the cross-pieces of a pair of crutches in sucii ;i manner tliat a lame man sits all the time he is walking and can rest every few paces during his per-iiiulnilations, thus saving much ju-es-sure under the armiilts. The idea is ver>' simple, but had never occurred to any one. Crutches hitherto had I'c-mained almost unchiinged among surgical appliances save that the tops of iheir staves below the cross pieces had liecn illvided into two halves subsequently to the time when the Renaissance painters depicted these su|i-poris of the lame In pictures such a.-i naphael's 'I'eter nnd Paul at the Gate � Beautiful.' Tho laddle which supports the weight of the body on the ischial tuberosities, can be easily raised or lowered to suit the Btaturo of the user. A decided advantage of the crutch should be the acceleration of convalescence, as exercise In tlii>^ 0|ieii air can taken 'much sooner nnd for longer periods at a time than is usually iio.'ssiblc." A t^oya-FiuA' ivA-vr. ^ \vk.stk!?.\ genius 4ias liivontcil a proparatiou for restoi'liig old paiiiting.s. .\ preparation for rcslor-in;; new umhrollns to their owner.'* ,wouUI fill a long-toll want. 'yih'i)ii TOO iZvri:. J^t is iKjvcr too late to learn tlnit you may bo too previous. New Invention Makes Fifty Yards of Bandages in a Minute rpilLO niachino being opertitcd by this nurse is expected to evolutlonizo tha making of gauze bandages. It Is tho invention ot .1. A. Butler, ot Bi;b-ton, and lias been Installed in the New I'^nglnnd HtirBloal Dresalngs Oom-inllteo workroom. According to iiowspapor reports, tho machlno is workln.g very snlistactorlly. It producoH two sizes ot folded bandages, ono four inchcH ami tho other three inches wide. They arc folded oight or four Unie.i ns desired. The machimi Is caimhlo of turning out fit) yards of baiiUa�:� in a minute, dopoiuUng on the skill of the oiicratiu', which is a frent Ueul I'tisttff lliuu the usual rootliud uf hand inantituclur�> ^ ' ;