Friday 9 November 1917
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PUBLIC NOTICE SHIPLEY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Prices of Coal The Urban District Council of Shipley under the powers conferred on them by the Retail Coal Prices Order 1917, hereby announce that the following Schedule has been drawn up by them (after consultation with the local Coal Merchants as to their costs) as the maximum prices chargeable for the sale of coal by retail for domestic purposes in the Urban District of Shipley. Sales in bulk at depots £  s  d Selected Bests 1 14  2 per ton Best House Coal 1 12  6     do House Coal 1 10  0     do Seconds 1 10  0     do Best Nuts 1 12  6     do Cobbles 1 10  0     do Second Nuts 1   7 11    do Sales in quantities less than one ton by Hawkers from Road vehicles 3d per cwt above the prices charged by Merchants at the Depot. The maximum prices in bulk do not include cartage. The cartage charges for the Shipley area have been agreed generally at 3s 4d per ton with extra charges for Moorhead, Nab Wood, New Close, Stoney Ridge and Wrose Hill districts. The above prices came into operation on the 1st November 1917 and are the highest prices to be charged until further notice. Dated this seventh day of November 1917 I LINDOW Clerk to the Council
The decision of the Rev Bernard Herklots, vicar of Shipley, to preach at Shipley Wesleyan Church was welcomed in an editorial comment piece. The Rev Herklots does not believe in remaining forever bound in the fetters of conventionality and on Sunday he bravely shook off those fetters and preached in the Wesleyan pulpit. The acceptance by Mr Herklots of this invitation to preach in a Nonconformist place of worship was only another sign of his ardent desire to secure unity amongst all the denominations in the parish for he had previously done much to achieve that purpose. Foundation Soon after he came to Shipley a week of united prayer was arranged at the rev gentleman’s request and that was the foundation of the present co-operation of the churches. As he said in his sermon - a discourse which for its out- spokenness and its sincerity will live long in the memory of all who heard it – the service was not intended to be a sensation but rather a demonstration of the essential unity of the churches. Truly the Vicar of Shipley has taken us a step forward
towards the time when we shall have mounted the hill of real religion and when having got above the mists of so many confusing “isms,” we shall say in the words of the poet, “What matters it your creed or mine? All centre at the goal divine of universal brotherhood.” In a conversation we had with Mr Herklots he pointed out that the war has killed bitter political feeling and said that we want all bitterness between the churches to be likewise dispelled. Ritual or spontaneity Recognising that there will always be men who like him prefer the beauty of ritual and others who prefer the beauty of Wesleyan spontaneity, Mr Herklots does not want uniformity; what he is strong for is unity. His firm belief is that the force of public opinion will bring about a greater degree of mutual recognition and sympathy on the part of the churches. In reply to the question which we put to him if he thought the churches would ever unite, Mr Herklots observed: “I do not believe they will unite but I do believe that ultimately there will be a kind of federation of the whole of the churches.” Many people will be inclined to say, “O, let it be soon.”
Brave vicar seeks to establish church unity
A sale of work was held on Friday and Saturday in connection with St Peter’s Church, Shipley, and the promoters are to be congratulated on the great success attained A large collection of goods, mainly of the useful order, had been got together and these were admirably displayed on stalls over which the ladies of the congregation presided. The total sum raised was £265 12s 4d. All the expenses were met by friends who contributed various sums, one gentleman giving £1 10s. Mrs Walter Singleton, B.A., (pictured left) Parkside, Emm Lane, Bradford and formerly of Shipley, performed the opening ceremony on Friday. Mrs Singleton is at present teaching at the Bradford Grammar School, where owing to the calls of the country, the male staff has been somewhat depleted. Miss Bessie Halliday (right), daughter of Mr and Mrs J H Halliday of West Bank, The Grove, Shipley, re-opened the sale of work on Saturday and, as was the case on the former day, performed the duties in a graceful manner. Miss Halliday is engaged on work at Bradford War Hospital Depot.
Successful sale of  work
Regular columnist Scrutator turned his attention to women and the effect they could have on men It was in one of our leading thoroughfares that two conveyances came to grief. One was driven by a handsome and bonny chauffeuse. Tyre trouble was the cause of her stoppage. In a few moments a crowd of sympathisers had collected and ere one could ask what was wrong, several were hard at work getting off the old tyre and fixing the spare one. One enthusiastic helper had thrown his coat and overcoat in the car and was down on his knees in the mud, working away as though the winning of the war depended on his efforts. Mere man The other breakdown was only a few yards away and the driver of the motor-van was just a man, a mere man. His breakdown was much worse than the other but no one troubled to help him, poor chap. His troubles were his own and he was left to get out of them as best he could. He looked at his own wheel then across the road at the other and he smiled. What he thought of chivalry and women drivers, I could not gather but he muttered strange and explosive sounds. When the war broke out many firms took their travellers off the road and
later, when conscription became the law of the land, they government said travellers were unnecessary luxuries and, like many other things, they must be done without if they were of military age. Lady commercials The war goes on. Business has to be done and our big commercial houses are having it forced upon them that there is nothing to equal the business- compelling activities of the house representative. Business has to be done and the girls have come in to do it. Today there are hundreds of ‘lady commercials’ on the road. The other morning, in the course of a short tour amongst the local shops, I came across no fewer than half a dozen ‘ladies of the road.’ I presume that is what we must style them, seeing that their forerunners known as ‘knights of the road.’ From businessmen with whom I have conversed, I learn that the girls are taking to the work of the road in first- class style. Women have a greater share of intuition than men and this is of great assistance to them when endeavouring to open up with a new
prospect or even an old customer of the firm. It came as a bit of a startler to some of the old ‘knights of the road’ when the ladies first made their appearance in the commercial rooms of the recognised hotels but they are now becoming accustomed to their presence. Nay, more, some who much resented their intrusion not so long since, now welcome them and put themselves to no small amount of inconvenience to assist them in making good. Pluck They recognise the pluck and the enthusiasm of the girls and for the sake of the trade of the country they are roughing off the corners for the lasses. In some lines, the lady travellers have proved themselves even more successful than the men and when the war is over we shall find that the commercial traveller will as oft be a ‘lady’ as a ‘knight of the road.’
Chivalry not killed by the changing roles
“It came as a bit of a startler to some of the old ‘knights of the road’ when the ladies first made their appearance in the commercial rooms of the recognised hotels”
In accordance with an old custom of celebrating the Fifth of November, the Calverley bell ringers on Saturday last ascended the tower and after ringing a few touches of Bob Minor and Oxford, “fired” the bells. They then sat down to dinner at the Thornhill Arms and an excellent repast being served by Mr and Mrs Patchett. Muffled peal During the evening the annual report of the year’s work was read by Mr Popplewell. It showed that a muffled peal had been rung in memory of Harold Wheatley, a promising young ringer who was killed in action in France in July 1916. Other members with the forces are Sec-Lieut A Farrar, R.F.C. and Gunner F Waller, R.F.A. Mr C Pratt addressed a few words of encouragement and advice to the younger members of the band and touches of various methods on the hand-bells occupied the remainder of the evening.
November Fifth rung in in traditional style
Conscientious Objectors  fined and held
Two conscientious objectors from Shipley appeared in the dock at the Bradford West Riding Police Court on Monday morning. They were William Raistrick, mechanic, of 24 Alexandra Road, off St Paul’s Road, and Smith Pickles, newsagent, 2 Maddock Street. There were in court many women sympathisers. Militarism Both were charged with being absentees under the Military Service Act and both pleaded Not Guilty. Raistrick said he could not be an absentee because he was not a soldier whilst Pickles declared that he was opposed to militarism in all its forms. Each of the prisoners was fined 40s and ordered to await an escort.
Baildon Green CC happy with recruits
The annual meeting of the Baildon Green Cricket Club was held in the Moravian Institute on Wednesday evening. The chairman’s report included the fact that after a year’s working under most adverse circumstances created by the war, there was still £16 10s 11½d in hand and it was mentioned that improvements to the ground and arrangements for a ladies’ pavilion were being carried out during the winter months. Fast bowler Efforts had been made to secure a good team for the forthcoming season and general satisfaction expressed when the services of the following men had been obtained: F Jebson, who as a batter playing for Windhill last season had an average of 30 runs; W Rhodes, a fast bowler who played last season for Farsley; A Holsinger, a medium pace bowler and batter, who secured 72 wickets for Batley during the summer months at the cost of 8 runs each; and W Close, a reliable wicket keeper and batsman who has been in the service of Undercliffe. Most probably they would again have the assistance of E Hanson of Baildon.
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