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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GmrS WHO WON'T  IM) HOUSEWORK They Rush for High Pay and Excitement in Munition Factories. WILL DO ANYTHING BUT WHAT'S NEEDED Thi.t Is the Loud Complaint of iVIany Overworked Housewives in Toronto, na;l!cr tlian ioni;itn in I'OiS niul set. Iiri- fjiriiily of seven chil-ilien nvglfclcil. Mrs. C.cin'fr* A\'ilslipr, wile i>l a. .snkiier. rot ti!> on SatiMilay at'lcrnoon, only to (hop i\c:\K\ downstfili-K, fit hrr I'onio. Gowaii ;ncinio, ToU- monU'n- ^O.ME ilay Toronto niny be i trtiilt'd to ;hc novel sisht of a {.-roup of ovcrwrouslit Jiousewivcs jnarcliinp down to pin \Aliito 'cathers cn a nuniljer of tlie HELPS OUT m A RUMMAGE SALE � ^ The Church Women Wanted Money for Soldiers' Comforts and They Didn't Know Whether to Raise It Honest or Get Up a Bazaar-What the Folks Brought and Bought. much be-5ihoto-,-raplica girl munition 1 '\rONDAY wa^'a day. ivi.otlici- it bo a >vorker5. Thcv sins -Keep the-ilon-.c ( \ '�.�'�'^"^'H vill^.^r whoro a r;U-t , ,.. ., , I of tlio town jovln V and >vinnm:ly wash 1- ru-cs Burnins'' very protfly. bia ^ ,,,i,^,, Tlie Wash of Part of the British Army Hanging Out to Dry 0 at the front, in France, or safely back at lionic. It'.'; a bn.�:y day indoed tal;e good care to go where money .or cccitcmeiit call:? them, and leave the ilrcary routine of l;eepins up the nation's home lite to the v.;ary mo-tljers-.1 lot of whose homes are becoming hospitals."' This "vehement outburst came the other day from the lips of a Toronto { woman -nha has four children tmdcr iThousands of Women Who twelve, a husband, a house, a bach- j ^ N' CL 1 J UI yard farm and a. soldier brother at | Have IN 0 Sheltered Home tha front to "run," and her girl L-'it \ StaV In her last v,"cek to enter a munition \ __ of tlip Briti.sli force:; on tho western front arc hillotod, for the women Tommy's clothes.' In this British official photo tliey are shown stopping troops to let the photoeraplicr picture Ihem among the Wiish. REWARD OF ME, Women Are Delighted With Every-Man-^Must-Work Law -r �- Every .Male Idler Betv.'een Sixteen and Sixty Got to Hustle on the Land-Every Girl and Woman Should Chase the ' Loafers and 1 hose Doing Unnecessary Worl;. factory. She left just a fortnight af- 'VOTES ' THEIR RIGHT ter the arrival of Jacky Junior, say- j _. ins:: "l dont li!:" children around." !\Vo.-r.en are as Much Interested "I found oiit bit by bit frcm her," | continued JacL.i's iiiothor, "I-'kU siio | has bPcn waiting for months for a ', ehance to pet into munition u'orK. ."-"he .:aid it v.as hard to get, too, because so many nirls were v,'antins it. bi;t she got tiio chance when a fri.?nd of hor.s gave up to go to the I By ISHRKr, II. ROSS. F ihere is cue thins more than an- in the Welfare of Canada as M;n Are. By :mabi:i. b. clark. O a woman with a .�'cr..-e Tiif new l:\w i.-; rr.isonnble.. Boys and men under ;-l:;ti'on years or over ofnor tiiat shoilld make giad thej^i;;';: '\"' ^""'i" ''-^ l"'".^"'" , ... [sioiis. A bona-iiUe student training , heart ct woman it is th;. refcnt , for some useful oct-npation is e.\-! mc::.'-urc f:ir ihe conscription ot;empted; so a"i.-o ave the physically 'idlers. Where the armv misse'd a ^ >''"'" iH" men tevai'orarily out of v.-orK. : n.an, th. land .nay get him. That ^^'(^4^:^^ -Ihe iiKention is to get men out on By ANWIIC CRAY T.lJTUlHi:!:. MV. women of our idiurcli want-.t>d money for Soldiers' Comforts, and they didn't know whether to ral.at tho ne.\t table where there v.as a stuffed owl with Olio eye for sale. James bought It. IJo wanted it to put In the dinin' room. Ho said It was odd to have stuffed thing.s in diniii' rooms now, I objected on account of It liavin' only one eye. But James said one oyc w,ta enough to seo' all thcro was worth sccin' In our dlnln' room these days. I was oraxy to buy an old Chippendale chair but James wouldn't stand for It, He said v."o'd jvtst given away two cliairs because they v,as ten years old, and here I wanleu to PaintinB On the "Target". Birmingham women painter.^ nt work on aeroplnno wings, putting on the Brilisli Identification rings. tlie clear isstie nov.'. 1 hiuiior- -of ,____^ "V.xcry ir.ale perso�( residing in tljej'I'o farms, to r.'.l the cities of their I know I Bominion of Canada shall be regular- | �'. of cc-untr.v. .\nd yet the members of i have mucii of a .'^ei'.se of luimor, nnu : t-oi'" Barliainont v.rite nicely to us from th.'-ir offices .ibout conserving the cliil.l life of the nation. �".Viiy. even those girls v.-h.o go to thj country lu lot oX them, anyway) v,:!: liLivo a lovel.v, hard-working. oirn>or timei with lots of fun pick- I ," "�"  .'7 |may ha cmpli. y: 1. hut tlic nuestion women arc not supposed to ' engaged :ii some ussiLil occupa-j is_j,ro thr-y i'ls-^fuliy employed'.' I Kvery v.-or.ian ir,,i.-t ii.'-k liei"?!!'- in the ordcr-in-CouncH^'-"i'' I '^'"i H'-'it ni:iii's work? K' she but what does it,';;'^^'': !'^''^,^ r j" "if'T- Hcio 1:. o. iu:; rt feme tf the city s i .'�:unerf;uit;e3 in n;aii power: r.m i|Uite v.-i!Iirg to admit that many \ woniin i!:^ ';ic'.;ir.g ir. this rc-siiect, | just as n;;,?-.y mm are. a m:in thinks � T!i? oktuse is a simple one, hie.in ." he l--:!s a great scn.-e of humor, be- i It lofans t'.iat all the slackers, inrr berries and hoeing and all the [comes down, jarring his v.-ho'o ana cause lie will star.d in lii.^ own iloor-w.i.v and lautrh fieiidishiy wiicn a friend slips on tho pavement and remark was that to a woman in pos- ! se.ssicn of even a teenv sense of hu- 1 ^"^""^ ^"''^ ''�^'^ he continued, "than to give up nllU,or all thi.. talk indulged in bv men ! ii'.c'.incd. It'.-, eaually true that .y fesponsibility for .the summer j ^ewsoapcrs during the past- six!'" "'"'''J' '"^ =''""-' "=^'"'"K - ----------months cr' a year with regard to wo- 1 l'"^"' '� '-'^-^P "^P"^' "''""'""l man s.iffra.ge has been most amus- ^'^ ''^ "� ''^ '^'^ ing. To the woman with a sense of ^''^ f^^^^l righteous in- justice, and it will be found tlun '�S=>=^'-i'^" ^vith girls who, In their there are more women possessed of \ SO around with men who a fine sense of jttstice than of a \ '""^ ---^'^ '"'"'^'' ''j^' sense of humor, it has seemed silly. \ i;''^|l-'>^"-' f"-^^!. lesi-Ue the terrible idle and,'in many cases, insincere. l'er!i;ips many are doing it because they have rot given the matter serious thought, but the daughters of tliin'-s they tal;e pictiires^ of you for i::" .-^urclay papers for doing in r;--tty cii::;;;mcs. iio you suppose o.ie in fifty of them v.ill put on a ! iiitcheii apron and turn in to help farmer's wife'."' Slie sighed as she looked through t.'ie on?n windov.- at the out-of-doors. "1 can't ima.gine anything easier," she continU'Ld, ir.y and go out berry-picking or plowing or milking with a crowd of girls. But then the Tiny Tad.-i would have to go to an orphan asylum, 1 suppose. "I think that is tho ultima;" Ideal of Canadian girls these days. Conscript Idle Women c( tt' VF.X v.hilo we arc being urged j1*' However, this wasn't what 1 start- | H^"^' "i^^Hipr.tion until their' efl out to say. What I was al.out to 1 '"""^'J' '^^ ''''^ ^^'^ t� ^''^y [that prrictieany every girl could point Can.idian v.'omcn now have (he I franchise, a boon for which many have worked and hoped through long and weary years. I must confess that I have not been one of those who have either labored or prayed for this boon, i deserve no credit i Canada now have a tremendous responsibility resting on ihtir .'�hnui-ders. There are -100,000 of the best of our men overseas, 'J'hers are seven times as many here. The c|vies- .shoo sliinci.-. Sod.i-fountai!! 'i ispens-crs. Jowelry salo.;;,\en. Siioe sales':u.a. Mt.i's wear s.ilcsmen. _ Women's )v{:ir salesmen. ' In#;ura-rice j^Kents. Fiori.'.ts' saftsmeii. All store clerks or salesmen, ('omrncieinl travelers. Lunch-counter waiters. 1 Intel waiters. ISeil boys. Restaurant clerks. Bookkeepers. Typi:;ts. Stenographers. (ieneral office ns;-iitaiits. 'I'iieatre ushers. Cr-jcer.s' assistants. 31 a ru v.-a re assistants. Brag store arsistant.s r-,1-!:.senger and delivery boys. .Shif'pin.g ciorks. Warehousemen. Music s'.oio salesmen. Chauffeurs. Caners. Brivers of delivery wagons. St root-car conductors, l^levator operators. .'V!l general laborei-a who can reasonably bo spared. House to houEU canvassers ot all classes and grades. The employer of men for tiles'- occupations is as much to lie bl:mi.-.d as tho applicant. Public opinion mu.'^:t coma to judge a man by tlio J.XMICS donated a said there ini,'jl;t Orangemen at the sale. "What else will I take," says 1, when I had tltw^hings collected. Jaihes looked at them kind of doubtful. liiiy ono about ,a hundred and fifty years old. Ho said he bo jig.-jcred If Ihe could see nny sense to it.' A wo-pUig hat-he j,,,,,,, i.i;,k)v,- paid a big jirico for that bo some jchair and tho pictures. Her husband made a lot ot money out of P'Ss. and nov.- she':? that ri.g-sty-llsh she can !ia\'e anytliinf: she v.-ants. Tliere were hats theru for rvcry kind ot head;! but swelled (iiie.s, and aiiv one ot thorn v.-ovild have r.iado you look liko >oiir face was your "Well." rays he. "if you're goin' to avk real mon^y for tiic::i things i inisfortunc. ,Sce;vi-,.d like very feu- peo-you better ta!;e a lot ot iv.'rve." I''.''' '''ii' "lo coiii-a';-o lo tackle ono of James oii'ercd hiiiiself for tho curio fable. Ho iiv.ido nuito a hit, ho had such ori.ginal ideas of how them curios could Ik: made use of. He showed tlio customers linv,- they could lako the l)oiivcr you liked. He boiigiit a blackthorn walkhi' .stick-. He said It would bo handy when his ship skhldcd and he had to get out and walk. I bought a drosaraaker's "Judj^ I always v.ante "p with the no\v that, they tak*- o, c.-vpfessi>,ns just 11'"^""'^' =;.^^\i'V-i''",T U-'^"''/''!'!'- "^i ... . � ,_, , , . . . I lot of us tool like that. \\c fiel Uind like laces do. flK-y show plain what i ,f r.^can. too. Wo know wo was hard kind of patlis they've been v.alUin' ]'to get up in the mornin' but we in to'j. If they've walked in white ! nl'ver thought tho Governiiienl would pliiors their soles will bo white, they've slipped off tiio hir.hway into the miro their soles v.-ill bo stained. ,f ! notice it. ' A jolly Most of tlietn boots went with a j.iiinip. The first pair to go belonged I to a man that tal:es up the colloc-tlnn. 1 must say thcni boots looked like they'd walk you right into success, tho.v wore so, srjuaro, and stiaightlaced, and upright; with .iiisi enough polish, and -tongno.s soft but not too lonr;. The low ^shoos hung around '.'.h- because he wa.s goli, (o took up every kind of occuKitlon because there were no men to carry .011 the work. In Cana.I|aa'hQ J3 reported lu have declared Tho problcnt of the hour now is to got inon lor the fjiims, to Ihduee them to give up their aimlc-is city e.\ii-tenco. The women ot Canada have not yet be.gun to strike out along original lines in taking the place ot men -pe.rliaps because the men havo been so nlov,' to get out. But now is their clianco! _s_ stuiid In his boot.s at no price. V.'cll, ' jjo thonghl (ho oil palnlln' .v.-nn o (amid the laughter of his fellow-members, which proves that tho routine ot Parliamentary life does 'not entirely dull a sense of humor, by the way, If one happens to. have It), that women are. purer, higher, nobler, smaller, meaner, more en-vlou.s and more afraid." T^uly, ^vo-mun Is a wonderful creation. But wha* I w.i.s about to say at the beginning ct this article was that ,vonien w-lio had a sense ot liumor were amused, and' Iho.so having no sense of humor but some sense ot justice, were worried an-niaii":) husband,"-Pliiladclplila Bod-ger. must ship to our fighters and the Allies in i-:uropo. J'hls fnrmoi.-otto Is having a jolly good time taking care ot this Utter ot eight cute little black pigs. Caring for the pigs Is but ono part of tho work theiio girls do down at their UuntinMinii, i.oiig Island farm. Tlu-y are showing that girls nan bo capable farm linnds at all sorts of ;