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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 50.000 NEW TWO PER CENT. WILL FAIL TO MAKE GOOD Why Selecting a Hat Is Like; Selecting a Husband-One Chance in 50a000. -- � -_ - � �_ _ REJECTED HATS, ARE REINCARNATED I W omen Much More Sensible | To-day in the Way They Want Hats Trimmed. I w I i TORONTO. Ma re h ANNIE CUAY IK'TCHKi;. (JMI-7X a: v ng t1i e ir n ew spriug )-,.7it grab ir. 11^ �*ke vTor-s )iot some other woman will. At::I every female soul knows tT?e p.mg of seeing the .'ifHinty she- ha? dreamed of and planned and schemed and saved f^r adorning the brow of : -.------'�--- nnothtr "-oman. And the greater the j m:lchi.ie soon transforms the bundle adornment, the keener the pang, j of i,rakI int0 a nou. shapti ]t ii5 Such is ihe rivalry of women where j (lvecl or cleaned-aecording to it, hats are concerned. ENGLISH SHOPS ^ DODGE FOOD LAWS I Every Time the Food Controller! Passes a Regulation They Beat It. fairly rob public ! When Price of an Article Raised It Is Taken Off the Market. I i Heroic Women of France^ Till Their field* Under Fire ri"LOS!7 to the firing line, where danger from the big German guns is ever present, these women oC France are huFy cultivating th fields that their country may h ave a plentiful snppi> t�C fund. No work is too dangerous for them so loner as it is for their country. They a re her* shown cutting vines .nmoiw the harhed wire en-'tunsilemer.ts a few yards from a battery position, and bur a very short distance from the trendies that face the Hun across No Plan's Land l^fcod is almost as important as munitions, so as their armies keep moving' for-ward. the French women, risking every hazard of war, till the fields right behind the fig-In ins lines. is something- to st'n-k up or down oi out or over, and there is your hat. in There arc seventy-five thousand women in Toronto with heads; there- i needs-stiffened, blocked and varnished, and sent oul into the world e v v fore with vanity. Likewise There- � I to try.its luck again. This re-Incar- foi'G with the desire and anility to acquire, a new spring hat. Approximately fifty thousand ik-w hats.nre pux on th-j market in this city every reason. The dealers know their vvo-men. And they know that tarry * hough she may fol; lack of money, cv time, or ambition, the call of trie hat will get lur sooner or later. J�?t think of ir. A woman has only one chance in fifty- thousand of get tin 1 nation may take place several times | if the hat fails to make good. But ' finally the machine needles chew up J the braid to such :i>i cs.lvm that it I will nut hold another stitch, "^r the natural 'decay of old age sk>;s in. and the hat is relocated to the Limbo of i unchoseu hats. ; "With all our stV'A Iv.c; aUev the j r.ew hat. how reluctant we are to ; see tlie old hat go. It has been._a ! faithful friend and i companion, adapted itself -charitably to our retrospect one recalls a millin- , const met ion called an "opera \ It defies description, but the I oidcr girls will remember it. It was ) the fanciest, most traffic-blocking-, | view-obstructing abomination imngrumble. Women wore it to" the, theatre and they did not have to re-more their hats in those days. If 111ey did so--which was seidoni- they were conspicuous. Considering it one can understand why men got ; dnuvto a Jul 'dogs wont yraxy. A i;e-viral of it in those coiigested times T7l\X^TTv*te luu-i Every Effort Made to Keep Can- Hy LACK!" AMV. LONDON, March 1; OR ways that are wily the Chinaman should go to school to retail circles in Kngland wlten tlie Food Controller is strug- ! glingr with the food problem. Merchants here have developed a can-nhiess that is uncanny, a cutcnoss that justifies the calling- off of bets i as to flic home of the world's greatest business acumen, and robs the Food Controller of sleep. "When prices were first established two schemes were instantly adopted | to defeat them. Customers were forcd to purchase at exorbitant priced great stocks they did not require in order to get what they needed. When the law stepped in on t ha t, the inercha u t oharged for the tins in which the food ,was enclosed, for delivery, for credit, for paper and string, and even for parceling. The4o extras, too, were most-! ly prohibited. Later, no one has been j able to purchase the necessities of life until he proves himself a regular 1 -*-and liberals-customer, and his sugar ca'rd is registered with the grocer. For sufficient reason this has never been prohibited. pne of the laughable results of the several spasms of rationing iH the local women there lVriryinS' ni00clVof thc ^roccr- Before (the* sugar ca rd was adopted he LONDON TEA ROOMS CROWDED DAILY New Restrictions Cut Off Sugas. and Ljtoit Foods at These Places. Law made a farce Young Foreigners are Numerous . at Tea Rooms, Theatres, 4 and Billiard Rooms. CANADIAN WOMEN NEEDED IN PARIS "Most Valuable Woman in the U.S. Government Service" HAT'S the great encomium bestowed upon Miss Sue Horsey by rtoar-Xumiral Wamiml Mr-Go wiM, !>aymaster of the American navy. "Miss Dorsey won this title by her unusually efficient work in keeping track of the whereabouts and activities of the V>00 pay officers of thc navy and assigning them to various ships and stations. These 1,500 jnen handle only a few odd million dol--iars, so it, can bo seen at once that Miss Dorsey's job is of very little importance and that she has very little to do. Miss Dorsey is assistant paymaster in the navy. She has be^n recommended for a commission. More v.a.d.'s for Work at Y.M.C.A. There are Urgently Required. I By LACK* AMY. LONDON, Kng., FdC �ff. O one whose only dissipation in London theso war days U a, Saturday matinee, followed by' tea in somo popular restaurant, any regulation that interferes with either might seem to ho depressing* The weekly theatre is a bright: spot to look forward to in a home-* less \�oek of isolation from friendsj and more or leys monotonous "dig� jring," although London has not produced more than a couple of plays in tho last two years of anything" but the most'fragile intrinsic merit, 33ut tho Saturday afternoon tea is even more of a relaxation. Yct,Vnuch ay this hour of relaxation"'mean's to ino, ); havo for several weeks bten unable to push my way into any one oC tho dozen or two tea rooms which fulfil my requirements by providing: tho necessary diversity of life. Be-| fore tea room after tea room long queues stand from four to six, especially on Saturday afternoons, and to linger there after a margarino queue in the morning: and a theatro queue in thc afternoon seemed to b$ paying a hit too high for tho whistle, - However, last Saturday being tho enough, a higher price per pound was established for cuts than for tho wholo fish-and immediately only cut fish could ho purchased^ Bloaters, which are salted and smoked in J tho strict meaning of tho t,errn, are now merely soaked in salt, an in- crcaso in weight and a saving in t?x-j. , before the new" restrictions pense and trouble. Fish that have msc (U� uei01� ine new lestneuons darkened from long .storage arel were added to 'the old, I lined up at *he hat she wants. 1? it any \voi that she joins the throng of Hat Hunters as- early us possible? Two per cent ot the hats pat on '.he market fail to make good. That � J curves and humps and angles, covet- \ kind, uler j P(] a multitude of irregularities as to ! do^s hangs on the front hook. Kitty per cent, of the first meetings between | the opposite svN*>s take place while \ the lady is wearing headgear Of some | If it is becoming the male | adian Soldiers Out of Temp- tation While on Leave. hair, made the best ot" a lot of bad features-some almost impossible. hey fail to get over-over some' woman*? h*ad. This does nor. necessarily imply a lack of merit as to : hapc. color or material, mean:? that the head intended foi t ha i partieular hat has failed not need a miseroseopo or a \ guide book to discover it. If it is | disfiguring-a hat is never neutral- ' he sees it just as quickly, and cat- , alogwes her accordingly. First im- � pressinns of that kind persist. A By FLORENCK 3IcPHEDRAX. Somewhere in France. T a visit to the Y.M.C.A. here we found ourselves in a regular Canadian centre. 1 could frowned down on his customer from th-tt love] of a benign and omnipotent providence who distributed the good things of life only to the elect. "When the card loomed in sight he became bleached with chloride af lime and only reveal their age on the table. Tho butcher has had more opportunities and, has neglected none of them. Every butcher knows the hundreds of terms that can be applied to - different cuts. /The l-'ood Controller's' list omitted some of A man ha? -tho advantage be- almost have imagined I was back at him he reverted to his former proud insolence. Then when the wider prr-.inly on some, head not intended fur it. Or possibly it has beer, side-t:vcI:od to where think* of taking her head to be I ones. Y7e feel that the old hat has b eco m e a 1 a n u m a rk; that t h e scenery in our vicinity will never look the same after it is gone. And . , , . . . . . , after the hat nunc (s over and the. i !n?r a�,e i1"'1 -^i^ctetl to take Ins j one of Toronto's old-time afternoon 1 a double somersault and landed with new hat is safely bagged-or boxed- ! ujlL0 rSf'S, ^r^nrliflSt ,^ ' teas� for crowding round us were his smiling face uppermost-until he It s:mply, and in our .possession, we try it on * -t ^ \^ ^Q UUnl\- j Miss. Dennison and Miss Jessie Twas favored with the later card. with our hair up and our hair down. . .... j Sutherland of Toronto, Miss Strathy " � - - arKj ^|rs . , , , M (. fr,\ - , m section ot the Backbone of the na- are beauty parlors for j matter of hats. Ten veara ago rive 4. . . , . . . it . . � � ' ., * ' , tion waited in leisurely patience for hats where they can retire after-the (yards of ribbon, a couple of feathers, \-J ,1 i ..no answei". wear and tear or an unsuccessful . and a few flowers, made a fairly; A tired looking woman had paused ject gaily disporting itself on Mrs. I Moyer's frock. -- - - - 1 "When'bread was ordered to be sold only aftcr%twelvc hours and then by weight bt even pounds?, the baker introduced so much moisture into it. that it is damp after a week's storage; and only sufficient heat is applied to toughen the exterior. It is even claimed that moisture in artificially introduced to maintain the weight. Milkmen began to give short measure and to ada, water. In England tho custmn is for the delivery man tn pocket all he can make above the measure as given out by the- dairy. New Tricks Daily "What is it, dear?" j A ^KLIVEKY girl-confessed to me Mrs. Moyer asked casually, and Miss j season and have their youth renewed. If the hat Is oc the straw or tape braid variety,.!; is ripped, and I the hat that, was once a dream becomes nothing but a bundle of braid. Lul an expert hatter with a modern Dennison as casually replied: "Oh, j just a crum," If my shuddering i j thc trench vernacular to know what fo^r^srioT5S. "fKlttno riK'ii wev^ talkii:cr f-.bout MUh Yates, of 'Port Crfcdii/'io Governui'-nt. On 'xic one n;: nt sh atmosphere:" Iparnnent ol and "broad I I^u-m. t i i c 'i 11a 111 y Ui po 1111 ry w h ich m n k' s the fl�\-h tender. She declinr-d. however, nnd will continue to endeavor to make lii'o happier and more full for 111." inhabitants of Ontario. It should be noted in passinsr that j not on'y do�-s MIsm Yates advocate' ! Kin'ill home flocks of  poult ry. flocks "of a (iozen or half-dosen in tlie hnck- but thU is tht"* advice of Can-i ada's ii' w live stock commissioner, Mr. H. S. Arkeil, and of Mr. F. C.\ IKihifii. tlie head of the poultry do- j jf the Central Exu-'-riment ! hausted after Ijer few days in the lines of communications. The camaraderie between t he i staff-women and men and the trench heroes was wonderful. These sturdy I mud-stained men talked tenderly of How rousing the cheer that greeted [ their loved ones; showed recent gifts the announcement! Then thc boys 1 receive*! from home and shyly probe-A. unaf- tho sounded, im- we held our breath hapinff>Mis.s Mi:- j bert and .myself aside and bogged Adams would include then*, too. but that wo would agitato for the sup-tho poor M.P.P. was completely ex- port of the women in Canada. . His one cry wajs: "Send us. more Canadian .women such as those we already have. How less likely is a man wljo has had tho opportunity of talking to a woman from his own homeland to go out and fall beneath the temptation of the French capital" Here it is that educational work of the gravest moment is being carried on. Cinemas, books, lectures, are used as object lessons in thc effort to teach our boys thc proper care' of themselves, that they may come back to us inspired by glorious traditions and clean of body and soul. They need thc support of tho women at heme. and "massed effects" treatment" and "color scheme*- \nd I At on� of ^liss Y" mackyards. ronto, her own country, ,.o to ^pc-ak, j w,r, ,'0 ,pduod'up on winter does not faij to honor hress, pads, ;um1 otht-r f. r,\ ri-'juire-nu-nts hnve be-:: suj.j/.k-ti )>y th-.^c-women -Of Japan to Un- Mt-d Cro^s warehouse. The J :par,(-se ore .said 1 o be among tn-.- I-r-s: workers in point of speed., a v..- a rar.y, and excellency of the finished i�;vjduct^. '-iiair- | year- arnl at the j;amft ti::ie hav�: th-.-;h j his horn*1 stands. fender that it wiH v,,,-U ni o,(>-'.s -Miss Yatos is- an  FnS'iishwoman motiJh. -do'.-s thc fh sh of th:.i. Jine wlA has \>fri;.n-j, \iviVr-}.'.:, !:iiio of war r-he v.-;:i:; s more Mcb'on. nnd hne wani : not only 11.c mi-n but the woman t.i get into tin.- qinne and get it tiummli the rne- Jin tlo-ir trardening? will try ' a cr.'tv Bof Knrliah gardens. KngMsh ca ivl / n s a re all r i r-h t-i n Kn trl -a n d - but in Canada, with a different eli-mnto, with different scenery and dmm ot the In ncoop. V/h'-n p.'-opU; j i.rokuround, with different labor gi limbic at the beefii-ss and bacon-| eondiUrms, tlie pardons should �(-t U"^ day.v she want� to Icnow v> hat's turth �vho Canadian spirit Foreigners Loaf HE ground floor was a room of about fifty feet square. The second and third extended round an opening to the roof, their capacity 4 even greater than the ground floor, because they covered the space occupied below by stores. At tho rear of tho opening on the middle floor was an oichestra, its music audible fo" all three floors. It was a glare of light, a blare of sound, a rushing welter of waitresses and tea-ers, a hazy atmosphere of cigarette smoke for which women were as responsible as men. Tn a, few minuses I knew that tlie proximity of the new restrictions (they were due tho following day) had lot down tho bars. Instead oe a tea it seemed to be more of a lunch-although even under the old regulations tho ingenuity of tho restaurants bad contrived to make them more or .ess of a farce. Jt has always been a fact in most restaurants that if you insisted there was no limit to ehe quantity offered. And on this last day of com* parative indulgence tea-ers ate bs� the hour. Strictly limiting" ourselves to the regulations, as we have always done, we contented ourselves with a toasted scono. But around us course* after course disappeared. Besides the usual choice of cake and toast, which come within the rations, there was an endless variety of blana manges, peach melbas', and-fruit jellies, which are the unratloned extras. But to-day every second guest was adding Ko tiro meaU eggs on toast, sardines on toast, and other food.-; whose nature was no*, apparent. Probably many were making it the evening meal while waitins' for the theatres to open, although the regulations forbade more than the ra-' tioned amount before a certain hour. T n e n e \ v law imposes a limit o t an ounce ana a half of bread, cake, scone, and biscuit between throe and Stive-thirty. But, as under the old riilcs, how a diner js to be prevented-should the waitress lend herself to it-from following on� ration . with another is not clear. Hereafter thc customer must provide his own sugar. Formerly then* must have been tons oC sugar consumed) every afternoon in London tea-rooms alone, all In addition \tu the ration of half a pound per week. The crowd of tea-ers was interesting". Roughly there would bu one man to two or three girls. The latter worn mostly of the matinee type, with a number ot! older women in the company of soldiers. All were well dressed, light hearted, throwing themselves unreservedly into the relaxa^ tion of the moment. But what puzzled me was the composition of tlie male portion. Within my range ol vision were twenty-seven in civilian clother and fifteen in khaki, all seemingly under the age of thirty-five. 3t was confusing, but an analysis explained. Of the twenty-, seven civilians no fewer than twenty-j three were obviously Russian Jews, their hair curled or carefully brushed, diamonds on their fingery and in their ties, gold tipped cigaret holders -smiling, flirting, lounging foreigners who are making "themselves wealthy by taking the jobs of Britons, who are exposing their lives to protect thorn. The other four | were made up of a couple of East , -I JndJaiiH, one silver-badge, and one tasses through the lines they stand erect at attention, with a military bearing that would make any soldier j unmarked. Tho orchestra was com-proud. Tho Queeiywns much impressed by their showing and afterwards said she wunaidcrcd tlie work of tlie f posed of fin ivomen /trpinonj^fy.,useful and practical. - ' - ' -ninisij-v Queen Mary Inspects Women'* Reserve Ambulance Corps ACCOMPANIED by Mrs. Charles Beatty. the commandant of the Women's Reserve Ambulance. Corps, Queen Mary inspected the women of the Corps, which was organized by the Green Cross Society. - As the Queen 1 foreigners, three ai ;