Friday 30 November 1917
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MISCELLANEOUS BUYER of Cast-off Clothes, Ladies’, Gents’ and Children’s; highest prices given; prompt attention to parcels and postcards – Mrs Winestone (sole proprietor, Mrs Cooper) 8 and 10 Saltaire Road, Shipley. TO Fish Friers, Hotel and Restaurant Proprietors, best price given for Fat Scrap of any description; sell to the firm with an up-to-date plant and save the middleman’s profit – Stanley Lund, 2 Alexandra Road, Shipley. Tel 96 Thornton.
The meeting held at the Victoria Hall, Saltaire, on Tuesday night under the auspices of the Shipley War Aims Committee, was an event which will linger long in the memory of those who had the good fortune to be present. Every speech rang with sincerity and in unmistakable fashion recalled to our minds the glorious ideals which stirred the nation at the beginning of the war. Wily pacifists We all know what we are fighting for but there is the need for us to encourage one another and to give words of comfort and sympathy to those who have suffered bereavement. The only reply which need be made to the wily pacifists who still affect to believe that the war aims of the allies are not known, is this: While the common enemy of civilisation is
trying to prove the truth of the doctrine of the devil and the German War Lords that Might is Right, the Allies are endeavouring to establish the Christian principle that Right is Might. The Rev R Whincup, vicar of Windhill (pictured) said that when about a year ago Germany began flying peace kites, the men at the front used to say we must be careful not to make a peace which would not be worth the great sacrifices we had already made. Yes, that is the point. One of Germany’s methods is to get people in the countries of the Allies to misrepresent our aims in the great war and to agitate for peace at any price. It is well to be on one’s guard against such people. To get the peace we want
we must fight on, not until the German nation is crushed – that is not our aim – but until the ambitions of the Prussian militarism are utterly smashed. Can we achieve this? Yes, undoubtedly and Germany herself knows it. That is why she wants peace soon. We all want peace but peace can be purchased too dearly. Memories Better a few more months of sorrow and suffering now and the certainty of  a peace which shall endure than that we should, for the sake of a temporary peace,  be false to the memories of those who have made the great sacrifice for us and so bequeath to our children for all time a heritage of sorrow and suffering.
We must not purchase peace too dearly
Something of the problem facing the public over food is conveyed in a story relayed by Isabel of the Bradford Daily Telegraph who filed a light-hearted report: There was no butter in Calverley last week and a butterless population  were anxiously awaiting supplies when news came that a dray having half a cask of butter on it was approaching the village. Pied Piper Consequently, most of the inhabitants threw down their occupations and went out to meet the new Pied Piper – this time of Calverley, but we are changing all German titles now. The people followed the dray, determined to see at whose store it was delivered. As it went through the village, the rest of the housewives ‘joined on’ the procession and followed, alas! Right out of Calverley. The dray and its half cask of butter disappeared from sight; it had not been for Calverley at all. Back in Shipley, meanwhile:
It has been felt by the Shipley Food Control Committee that in consequence of the numerous orders which have been put in their hands for the control of food stuffs, it was necessary for them to appoint an Executive Officer, someone who could devote the whole of his time to the work. On account of the nature of the duties they have thought it advisable to choose one of their permanent officials for the post. The gentleman appointed is Mr T H Higson, who was previously the audit clerk to the Council and whose work in that connection has been temporarily suspended owing to the war. Hobby Mr Higson will, in reality, be assistant to Mr Isaac Lindow, who is chief clerk to the committee. The new Executive Officer has been an efficient servant of the Council and his appointment will prove a popular one. Mr Higson’s chief hobby is gardening and he is the secretary of the local Allotment Holders’ Association.
Butterless Calverley unable to sieze the dray
At a recent meeting of the Friends’ Adults, Baildon, the following resolution was adopted on the motion of Mr Radnor Hodgson, seconded by Mr John Watkin: “that there is an urgent need in Baildon for good working-class dwellings and this meeting is of the opinion that the District Council should secure a Housing Plan to be realised immediately in connection with the Local Government Board’s Scheme.” It was also decided to send a copy of the resolution to the District Council.
Working-class housing needed in Baildon
The committee of the Shipley Soldiers and Sailors Comforts Fund intend within the next few days to send a Christmas gift to every Shipley man who is serving in the forces, whether at home or abroad. In previous years the committee have forwarded parcels containing food, clothing, tobacco etc but owing to the increased cost of various commodities and the wastage in postages, they have decided this year to send gifts in money. They believe that this will be more acceptable to the men themselves. Certainly it is much more economical for the committee and the men will get as much benefit as in past years. Further sum It is desired to send a sum of at least five shillings to each soldier or sailor and as it is estimated that from 2,500 to 3,000 men have gone from Shipley, a sum of at least £750 will be required. Towards this sum there has been received up to the present only £430 and it is important that  a further sum of £320 should be in the hands of the committee before the Christmas gifts are dispatched to the men. In the opinion of the committee a gift of five shillings each is the minimum which ought to be aimed at. For the credit of the town the money should be forthcoming and a confident appeal is made for assistance.
Appeal for funds for five-bob Xmas  present for Shipley’s serving men
At Bradford West Riding Court on Monday, Herbert Smith, metal turner, Shipley, and Percy Leach, metal turner of Bingley, were charged with having stolen parts of a lathe to the value of £10, the property of John Robson (Shipley) Ltd, whilst George King, moulder of Bingley, was charged with using the stolen material in making castings. The property was recovered at 22 Victoria Avenue, Shipley, where Smith was lodging. P.C Fred Church, who apprehended the prisoners, said that when charged with the offence, Smith admitted his guilt. Leach replied, “I admit it” and King observed “I admit making the casting in my mill hours.” Breakfast-time hobby King said that he would not have made the casting had he known that it was not all right; Leach said he did the work in the breakfast-time as a hobby to see if he could build up a lathe; and Smith said he did most of the work in the breakfast time. Police Inspector Foulkes said that he found from inquiries that all the prisoners had hitherto borne good characters. Smith was committed to two months’ imprisonment with hard labour whilst Leach and King were each fined £10
Jailed for stealing lathe parts
Columnist, The Outcast, produced a joke in rhyme “Papa,” said the boy, “when you let a horse drink, Do you say that ‘you water the horse?’ “ “Why yes,” said papa, “that is quite right I think; Oh yes, that’s what one would say, of course.” Tommy thought for a moment, saucer in hand, Then said as he reached for his hat: “I thought that was right – yes, I quite understand, So please may I go milk the cat?”
The boy who spotted a quirk in what we say
Owing to the large decrease in worshippers at the Low Hill Primitive Methodist Chapel, no services having been held for several months, it was decided at a meeting of the trustees a short time ago to offer the building for disposal to the public. Private offers have been considered and the building was ultimately sold last week, Mr T Robinson of Baildon Old Hall, being the purchaser.
Baildon chapel sold
Dinner tickets down
Shipley Education Committee were told that dinner tickets were now being issued to 16 necessitous children as compared with 51 twelve months ago; 13 children had been present at the food kitchen that day as compared with 41 a year ago; and 438 dinners had been supplied since the last meeting of the sub- committee, a period of four weeks, as against 979 dinners supplied during a similar period last year.
Golden wedding
Mr and Mrs S Hyde,37 Garfield Avenue, Manningham, formerly of Shipley, have recently celebrated their golden wedding. Mr and Mrs Hyde were married at Baildon on 23rd November 1867. Mr Hyde has been connected with the Sons of Temperance at Shipley for over 40 years.
A letter was read out at a Council meeting from Glyn Thomas & Co, Hirst Mills, complaining of the bad condition of Hirst Lane, which was almost impassable for vehicular traffic and very dangerous to the public. The Highways Committee expressed their sympathy with the owners who had to use this road but regretted that it was impossible to do anything at present under Statutory Notice. They directed the Clerk to communicate with the users of the road and to offer the assistance of the Council in carrying out any works if the users would be responsible for the cost.
Users must pay for repairs to Hirst Lane
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