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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta WHAT THREE WOMEN DID FpOD PLEDfiE Two Refused to Sign It. But tiife Third Did So Which Was 'ihe-Mosl True Stories That Could Be Duplicated Aimojl Anywhere in Canida. Uy A HOUSEWIFE. T EKE Is a true story of-three wo-nro. their a'Ctude io the FcoJ rieuae. Tne wonun U a w'doiv. Her hurliand was a Soulh African war Alter the II was Ihey v.-crc married, Tfiey had two cniMrtn liv'cs when this war brcke out lie enlisted, but before he was finally enrolled he caught at Ihe rifle ranjes while loc-fc pntu- and died. As all mailers cdn- r.ecic6 with his up rai not Lccn completed, his widow receives no pension, acd Iheir clrcumsuncrs be-. t. r.ot of poverty, still, did not warrant any provision for this unexpected ecd. So the wctnaa. to keep her cMlJitn provided (or, a home for thcin. pots tut doins eihcr women's and clcanldsr, at fl.'j day, {10.50 per week If she gets work every day, but no pay for Idle days, aud no guarantee thai she gels fm- liloymenl every day. Her chil- dren arc left at a day nursery, sad they are habiec, acd the young- est is very delicate. Sometimes when the ladles for whom she works want to-practise yihrilt and economy, thc-y Just, do wilhout her lor one week. If she Is lucky, she somewhere else lo .-work lent day; i( not, she.1 has that much less of her at the end of Ihe.ireelr. Sta.'doea her own .housework .it, arid'on Sunclay." She has her' two biddies dressed-.and-breakfasted and at the nursery, and Is Vl her about the time more favored So they left a Food Pledge at her tome. How She CUUrea r to niafce her money stretch over renl, food, and clothing re- f by tfcp war, these people art lo Ii.'re her. e OMn't', the FooJ Pledge. V.'c'jiJ you unpats-lctlc? From lo LN'D Iten ifcere Is another woman. Uefcitf present conJLtioiis ex'sl- she her household ol four, ot ile.ii chi'driB.' on ir.ontb- Out of sfce ofcen hr.d p.-.oscy enough to buy small articles or tftlnfTo for JIO-HJE-. AS the WET 'jr-.-grtrscJ. prices el toot's She and her :cw this ires cnly naiimi, 'o'r.ff without liit'.e comforts, for thoy only In inoieraie eir- by down ib? allowance, etc.. they Ere abfs" to Incrtase houseVeep- Tfcey didn't mlnj so loas as they iuld still nnr.age to keep up thzif payment lo the war relict live carefully, and save a lllllr. AnO then, the firm ss.ve him a Lille more money. So theyt thought, maybe, wilh care, they suu- a wtc hll lo the war loan- B'll the grain grower, inllter. milk pro- ducer, cnlMe.ralser and market pard- eccr. aid a few olhcrs. thoughl they -----lid like-to do-so too, so Ihc prices wenl up. They Rot ihe credit ot sub- scribing, and this woman, and olhcrs, pal up the coin. -And so prices soared. And this familysdenied themselves ol more than mere luxuries, and it "cosl 515 per now tnslead ot for food.. Food "Controller was ippoinitd. And this went to sear what he to ho sjUl, "Prcduc'e. al- done thai." thought she. "bat :'II redouble my siJd us the women should .co-operate- save food; be would put :ho for, Ueef, flour and bacon wllhin Ihrir reach. qulrC5 great for Ihfsf.-lilUe woman. Aud always there is tbe fear or ssmeLhlns happening and her tiro KlddleE beicg- separated nod homeless, bard to make. iiTOvisIoQ for such a EOE Ihc hldtJIes a good bowl 01 norrldge, with milk, -for their urcakfast, and some bread, and drlp- "Let It Rot Firrt" grew her tact" yard full: every crumb, arid'she Trent forth" lo'Luy more fMil to cib it, Bul Ihe growers ed SQ.mb'ch money for it that'sbe couldn't Imy lei It rot before we rclt for ood Con- tea. ffi ________ milk ana sugar. The mid- meal is provided >for Ihe. nl the'iu'rtsry. ShVpays a small I Ihlrh ten csnls each, for, IhaL A ad' EomeliiQCa Lhe ladles.offer her break'- faat, too. She is leverianly onslcus to get to fcer children trtnins early, so she Is a very quick worker and generally Is away by'4 o'clock. many of the ladies feel -o elad, for U .saves them her supper, though a Ihem Ihlnk, she shouldn't charge for a full, day hecnose she leaves so early. This woman eat la suriper of bread and Jam or apple, sauce malies herself! milk lea for her. '-x I. ".Oh Sundays they have a regular. ieasL Heal beef, potatoes1, vegetables. and a puddinsr And for lea. real s'cakel: Whatever of this Is lell-goA- to help oat siippera Ihe rest o( lha Oifier.ff coal tyortftrfully 1 v. Us- F. Sketch of Made by H. Re JJcin Comwell. A.R.I.B.A.." Who Patient There Y KSS than one hour's bus ride from ilinlnsler. rifidgc is situated its al-r toosphrre of. mediaevai tins securely Ip shady in- formed that this old TuJor mansion'Is Ibc-'Mafsey-Honu Canadian-; Con- valescent home that out- rivals any. other in Eog-land, credit lo Ihe gencYosily "of'llQssey- Harris and their employes, jyho pro.- ;whpse; lerr vfond'efful vide, for Jts 'Ibis i ;iew Lb'nilon.ln .tho.; covered variegated Quite olleni In the winter; tho woinaD buys a a-rant ..that helps "the wfcyfe-day.EUppers'ouL Food Pledge. And did want lo lelp any olher people wbo jnlghl.need lood, for she Knew what It fcl( to really lack comtoris, and "HEces-t Elites, loo. r i. -.''I 1 Had Bceo BTTI you Ete, the Food Controller had disappointed her. of milk she eavs her children'cost her more since his appointment thari.bc- ol coursel able to buy'buUer for year, and the dairying Interests 'wouldn't tlet the Government any-siib.gU1- lUle. (luckily. Ihey have iibw.fact'h overridden and we are .lo'haVe plso- marfiarJne.) So the didn't know wnai else lo subslltuto (or beef dripping; and .S3 "or Eubstilules tor Ihe btef i', itscJJ, all kinds ol other meal were y about 'ifaqk Ihe.pr'ce of tE beans were loo dear 1 her to bby, an'd. If as 'nourishing, rot quite EO eallafylng for that one big tnefil'pise week- Whilft Itoiir bread, or irbfrle flour bread, or ivar bread, which' would Bhe use? ThOL thai1 hobsewives would be compelled-to buy 1 vepelables wcalever.... hold-up price was Of course that may nave bwn Ms way of prevcntln-r the powers fro'hi Iheni rot. But it was easy- growers, end hard'..on (he LTtis.wor why" wajie like that was not punishable; and if such peo- ple were not never" heaiil. them called.dny EO, wheu she had done a good summer's .Tort; at conservation, Vlien a lot of high pricexi frait and veget- ables'were in to elp Irohi the Food- Controller, i very litlle money 'was in her purse, Ihey presented her Food Pledpe. So. she sat down and considered what, a'parl from lallt, the Food-Con- Iroller.liad done In Ihls co-operatJon business ivith the women, she aime lo'tte conclusion that, "without him, "ne'nromcri of Canada, trilh a.'few eJicepllonsr-wci-'e doing more] than their share to hplp consen-e th'e orld's supply of that they fe doing (he pulling-wbi'le he was tins nn Ihe. cart rtointr the driving: "'for-one 'didn't propose lo as well as the load. He .t.cifmli fiov.'n'and put hia onMer lo- the- whorl. And wherf did, and, she. could feel the Joid phlen the result-of his sitrn the Fnod inslruclions. Bat B Iblfd woman. She narrled. aulte _s num- !r-nf.years." They'had no children. hey Ijc.jDjie In so, don't you know! creeper, 'which in autumii turns to rich hues of On enter- ing the lodge sates, one Js the beauliruT, wdl-kcpt and gardens and flowers. Facii an ornamenl show of icing Ihc main enlal lake, .with, in STeat profusion tnasses of thy Perkins" rambler rOses." The Sroycs. through roje ;crt; this Goihic home. .f iespEcially commands ahmiratiDn. one feels at rest; away froin 'the atmosphere war; the shaded halls give calm shatlered ncrvej and rest, to flashed spirits.. -The. large hall, u-ed for pur- ot recrealionVla'a room of rich. sombre bezuly, vrlth" -Us emblazoned windows and dark oak Us cesses accl corners obscure hi' deep ladows. Arpupd'lhe rborri'ls a'dcep pestry of ren'reEebting hunt- g scenes of the iplddle ages. -From iis Impressive room one arceyids to CREATING A ROOM -IS INTERESTING nd tfilsee.' people- being apartment wdlera (n Kashlonableclom, Children ere And, anyway, they ust lived for. they were jle to' have cwifprts, pul loncy by and haveii glonous time. In this laeL Eurtpc was grvinff, a.nd.J3rllaln nnOVcven North uierlca wtro beginning'tc. feel lha inch or iKe war, ihey bought (or nice little car to old Jus'-thtniselvcs'. "Arid the'F0od'Pled-rc lady calle-l Ot COUPE e sho elgnMt, Ihl3 h'lrd 'thft really people, were- sTgnbs, don't you ___-I 'Lady ond So. nhd "Jra. [Igh kAnnilghtyl 'Ihey-cel- c-rn hCcf; chicken or Jamb agreed llh them so much bcllcr and Ihey ero Lo1h you JIQW. Acd eyes were a9 nlco B Ihelr v-'cro sO Irhplc, really; just cantaloupe, rapcfrufc, cereal, and c__ whole-wheat bread (not nearly