Friday 6 October 1916
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SHIPLEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Require the services of man and wife as Curator and Cook at the Stoney Ridge Isolation Hospital. The persons appointed will require to live on the premises and to be without family. Applications, stating ages, salary required and previous experience, and with not more than two testimonials, to be sent to the undersigned on or before Saturday, October 21st, 1916. Male applicants must be over military age or officially exempted from military service. To the salary agreed to be paid the Council add Rations and allowance for uniform I LINDOW, Clerk to the Council, Somerset House, Shipley. CALVERLEY URBAN DISTRICT VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE The Council ask for Volunteers to work the local Fire Brigade in order to cope with any fire which may arise either from aircraft or other cause. Persons willing to join are kindly requested to send their names to the Council Officers J DAVIDSON, Clerk, Council Offices, Calverley.
District nurse reports
Idle District Nurse reported that in the previous month she had made 234 visits. That had resulted in eight new patients, five being discharged, one had died and 24 were still on her books.
On Sunday afternoon, the Co-operative Choral Society gave a very interesting musical service in connection with the Rosse Street Brotherhood, this being the opening service of the present session. Like all musical societies the Co-operative choir has suffered through the effects of the war particularly in the male sections of the chorus. In spite of the depletion, the tenors and basses gave a good account of themselves on this occasion. We would instance the Elijah chorus ‘Be Not Afraid’ which was sung with a breadth and dignity worthy of a far larger contingent of male singers. The ladies’ voices were conspicuously tuneful and telling. Two other Elijah excerpts – ‘He that shall endure‘ and ‘He watching over Israel’ – were included in the programme and each of the choruses was rendered with praiseworthy care and understanding. In ‘God is a Spirit’ another of the choir’s contributions, the
singers exhibited musicality, taste and devotional feeling, the softer passages being sung with due regard to the meaning of the words. Individually as well as collectively the choral society left little to be desired. Miss Florrie Lancaster is a local soprano of more than average promise. She has a capital range of voice and her singing combines beauty with strength – two rare attributes seldom found in juxtaposition. Miss Lancaster gave ‘The Promise of Life’ and she also joined Mr W Robinson in a very sympathetic interpretation of the duet ‘Love Divine.’ Mrs W Kirk created a favourable impression by her artistic delivery of ‘O, rest in the Lord,’ her other chosen essay being the somewhat undeservedly popular ‘Beyond the Dawn.’ Mr W Raistrick did splendid service at the organ and Mr Arthur Pearson conducted.
Choir brilliantly overcomes shortage of male singers
Mr Wilfred Bayliffe (above) has left Shipley district to take up a post at Kilmarnock. He has been closely associated with the Saltaire Congregational Church and Sunday School and has acted as secretary of the Young Men’s Class. Other religious organisations have also had the advantage of his ready help and his services have been much appreciated. Labour Party As a member of the Shipley Distress Committee, he has rendered useful service and he was a prominent official of the Shipley Sunday School Cricket League. About twelve months ago he joined the Shipley Branch of the Independent Labour Party of which he was recently elected social secretary and much was expected of him by local Socialists. He is the son of Mr Fred Bayliffe, the esteemed secretary of the Shipley Liberal Association.
Shipley loses services of an energetic church leader and activist
Thomas Kendall, fish frier, Victoria Road, Saltaire, was summoned at the Bradford West Riding Court for a breach of the Lighting Order. The defendant said he was sorry for what had occurred. His little boy had been suffering from whooping cough and on the night when the offence was committed was in bed. Surprised Defendant and his wife while sitting in the house heard the lad coughing and his wife hurried upstairs to give the child a drink, never thinking about the blind not being drawn. There was a knock on the door and defendant was much surprised to find that a policeman was there. No complaints of any description had ever been made against them before. The chairman of the magistrates said: “it is a serious offence but the Bench are disposed to accept your statement and you will be fined ten shillings.”
FOR SALE BY AUCTION HOPE VIEW, CARR LANE, WINDHILL, SHIPLEY MR FRANCIS LISTER has received instructions from Mr Wm Arkle, joiner, builder, who has retired from business, to sell by public auction on Wednesday 18th October, 1916, at 1 o’clock, the contents of his workshop and yard which consist of Small Dynamo, by Rosting and Matthews, 66 volts, 25 ampere, 1,250 rev, with switchboard. SURPLUS TIMBER and MOULDINGS, quantity of doors, frames, window frames, sashes, five joiners’ benches, quantity of door furniture, screws, nails, hinges, bolts, sash weights and floor cramps, leather and cotton belting, blocks and ropes, quantity of planes and joiners tools, SIX-HORSE ROBSON GAS ENGINE with TANKS and PIPING, Hand MORTISING and BORING MACHINE, heating apparatus, boiler and gin, wrought- iron piping, handcart, wince or jenny. A large quantity of sundry items too numerous to mention. On view morning of the sale from 10 o’clock. Auctioneer’s Office, Crown Estate Office, Shipley, Telephone 421.
At last week’s meeting of the Shipley District Council, Cllr Thos Hill (chairman), Cllr E Reynolds (chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee) and Cllr Harry Pitts (chairman of the Highways and Buildings Committee) were appointed a sub-committee to comply with the request of the Local Government Board for information to be supplied in regard to works, public and private, likely to be required in the district immediately after the close of the war, The Local Government Board has sent a similar request to all local governing authorities their object being to secure data for the elementary consideration of after-war problems. It is realised that unless a carefully arranged plan is prepared in anticipation of the return to industrial life of the millions who are now fighting the battle of justice and freedom, a state of chaos might arise. A forecast of the works which are pretty certain to be proceeded with on the cessation of hostilities is therefore asked for in order that we may pass as smoothly as possible from the conditions of war to those of peace. As in the case of Shipley, so all over the country, works of an urgent character have been postponed at the express desire of the authorities and there should be no difficulty in resuming the carrying out of these enterprises when peace has been declared.
Three-man committee charged with planning to avoid post-war chaos
The paper ran a tribute to Mr Douglas Smith, who had acted as secretary to the committee which had organised the successful bazaar at Victoria Hall, which had  raised more than £2,000. “It would have been impossible to get a more suitable person for the post. A man of push and go as well as of initiative, he has had much experience in organising and everything to which he has given his hand has been attended with unusual success. “Mr Smith is also secretary of the Saltaire Institute Society, a new organisation with a promising future. “For eleven years he was conductor of the Bradford Operatic Society, of which he was the founder, and which from a financial standpoint, was the most successful society of its kind in Great Britain. “He also founded the Bradford Bohemian Dramatic club, which two years ago gave two plays in aid of the Red Cross ad Lady Mayoress’s War Guild, and he organised and for some time conducted, the Bradford City Volunteer Band, having the rank of Platoon Commander.”
Tribute to a brilliant organiser
Son’s whooping cough distracts mother from Lighting Laws
Pte Fred Everett, who had been apprehended by P.C. Potter, was charged at the Bradford West Riding Court yesterday with being an absentee from the West Riding Regiment. Everett said that the reason why he absented himself was that he was not being fairly treated in regard to furloughs. When Dr Ellis, chairman of the Bench, said that was something he needed to take up with the officers of his regiment, Everett replied: “I have explained it many times.” He was remanded to await escort.
Not getting enough furloughs
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