Friday 22 June 1917
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EXCELDA, L-R: Miss Maud B Glover, sopranto; Mr Albert S Hall, tenor; Mr Gordon Whitaker, cornettist; Miss Maud Jenkinson, contralto; Mr John J Garbett, bass; and seated, Master ARthur Tillotson, pianist.
The Excelda Concert Party have been the means of passing many a long night for the wounded soldiers in the various hospitals round Bradford and surrounding districts, including Saltaire, St Luke’s and many others. Great credit is due to this party when it is said that their work is always on a voluntary scale. The Party have never been known to refuse to give their services for the soldiers’ and sailors’ comforts, wounded soldiers, or at any concert connected with war work of any description. Altogether they have helped to raise about £200 during the winter months.
Excelda give their services to bring cheer to sick and wounded soldiers
Columnist The Outcast published a series of fables, two of which give alternate views of women. Fable 1: A Duck and a hen chanced to occupy adjacent apartments and the former complained loudly that her rest was disturbed by the cackling of her next-door neighbour. “Why is it,” said the duck, “that you make such an intolerable noise?” The hen replied: “Because I have laid an egg.” “Oh, no,” said the duck, with a superior smile, “It is because you are a hen and don’t know any better.” Moral: The moral of the foregoing is not very clear, but it contains some reference to the agitation for female suffrage. Fable 2:  “Darling,” he said, lovingly, “I don’t like you to destroy your own beautiful complexion with nasty powder and if
you powder your face I will powder mine.” “Why?” she asked, with pouting lips. “Because,” he said, more tenderly than ever, “you are mine! We belong to each other and what is good for one is good for the other. We love each other and must be like each other and if you put powder on your cheeks this evening I will powder mine before we go to the theatre.” “My own true love,” she said, kissing him, “you are right. We must be like each other. I will not powder my face.. But if you will just sit by the fire a few minutes I will run round to the nearest pub and spice my breath up with a glass or two of beer and couple of whiskies and one or two cigarettes and we shall be ready to go to the theatre with twin breaths.” William thought it all over and said: “Darling, here is a Bradbury (10s); go and buy some more powder and puffs.” Moral: Try and think it out for yourselves. It’s worthwhile – that is if you are a man. A woman doesn’t need to.
Which fable better represents how women are?
Mr C W Wade told the Otley Liberal Association annual meeting, held at Baildon Liberal Club, that popular opinion was changing so quickly that politics, which was supposed to be on hold during the war, was having difficulty in catching up again. During his presidential address he said: “The war has brought out the most virile characteristics of the community and given chances to many forces which have long been smouldering  uneasily below the surface. Momentous questions “Some of the most momentous questions, which have been wrestled with vainly in the past and which seemed to baffle every government,
look more like being settled than ever they did before. “One reason might be that we are all getting used to taking such tremendous risks in connection with the war that dangers which would have appalled us before the war seem now comparatively small. “Or is it that the solution of these questions is so imperative that the dangers of leaving them alone are greater than the risk of tackling them?”
He went on to address some of the topics, starting with alcohol. “If it is good for us to drink less in war time,” he said, “it is equally good for us in peace and I hope the country will realise that when the war is over we shall still need to make the very best use of our natural and moral resources if we are to keep our place among the nations of the world. Women’s work “Women’s work during the war has been a revelation, even to themselves and the way they have shown their value in these critical times has done more to further the cause of women’s rights than all the exhibitions of foolish violence with which we have become so familiar just before war broke out. “The war has given them that chance which no years of peace could have offered and there is every sign that in future parliamentary elections, the result might be largely affected by the addition of women voters. “With regard to Ireland, I still hope that an amicable arrangement might soon be reached which will unite all parties and enable Ireland to take her right place as a source of strength rather than of weakness to the British Empire. “The fact of Irishmen of all parties fighting side by side against a common foe would do more to weld them into one nation than any legislation. “As to finance, the only bright spot seems to be the extraordinary way in which the country has so far stood the strain. Free Trade “It is a tribute to the system of Free Trade, on which the wonderful wealth and credit of this country has been built up. “I hope Liberals will not be led away by the arguments of those who, under the cloak of patriotism, are trying to undermine those sound principles for which we have fought in the past. “We must resist any effort to introduce the taxing of the food of the people as a permanent source of revenue.”
“We are all getting used to taking such tremendous risks in connection with the war that dangers which would have appalled us before the war seem now comparatively small.”
Public opinion is outpacing the politicians
Taking advantage of the ‘short time’ which has been declared for textile workers, the overlookers at Saltaire Mills, Shipley, on Monday afternoon played a cricket match in Saltaire Park, kindly lent for the occasion by Sir James Roberts.  The Saltaire Cricket Club lent the cricket materials and the match was well attended by the work people of the various departments. A collection was taken on behalf of the wounded soldiers at the Saltaire Hospital. The scores were as follows: Spinners: Drake 5, Pickard 7, Collinson 8, Fawcett 35, Lamb 6, Slingsby 0, Walmersizer 14, Milner 0, Kendal not out 6, Hewitt 0, Bradshaw 0, Walker 0, extras 8, Total 89. Weavers: Bateson 23, Sutcliffe 2, Smith 27, Holroyd 18, Utley not out 13, Stansfield not out 7, Total for 4 wickets 90.
Mill workers make the most of short time
The members of the Eccleshill Co-operative Guild had their annual outing on Monday. Leaving Bradford at 11 o’clock, they went by car to Queensbury and had lunch at the Junction Hotel. The journey was then resumed on foot to Ogden Moors where a delightful time was spent and the reservoir visited. Tea was eventually served back at the hotel and the party arrived home about 10 p.m. As the weather was all that could be desired, the outing proved a very pleasurable change.
Co-op outing to Ogden Moors
The Rev W T Forster, vicar of Idle, confessed at t’Wrose Hill Stand-up that he had been unable to discover the meaning of the appellation of that event. We are able to supply him with that information but for fear that he should think the Editor is posing as an authority on matters of this  kind, we had better explain that we are indebted for the information to Mr R Rundle, a prominent Idle Primitive Methodist. Best clothes Asked what is a ‘stand-up,’ Mr Rundle replied: “it is one of the simplest things imaginable to explain. “At the Sunday School anniversary at some chapels a platform is erected in front of the pulpit – sometimes one is erected in the open air, as at Wrose – and this is occupied by the children, who appear in their best clothes and stand up and sing and give recitations.” Many people have been at a loss to know what was really meant by the term and not a few imagined that ‘anniversary’ and ‘stand-up’ were synonymous terms.
What is a ‘stand-up’?
At Baildon District Council meeting, Cllr W Holmes said there had been wilful destruction of trees in Roberts Park. Of course good children were blamed in some cases for the actions of bad children. But this destruction had been going on for some time and the Council would have to take action by instructing the police to closely watch the children. And in the event of the destruction not ceasing prosecutions would have to take place for which he would be very sorry indeed.
Warning to ‘bad children’
SHIPLEY LIFEBOAT DAY, Saturday June 23rd. Over 3,000 lives saved during the war. Lifeboat Men give their lives, what will you give? Help, help, help. – Headquarters, Council Office, Somerset House, Shipley.
It is a good plan to drink a tumblerful of water between meals once or twice a day; one can be taken on rising in the morning, if preferred, and a tumberlful of hot water taken at night is often very soothing and aids digestion, says Dr Henwood in Health and Business. It is not well to drink much liquid with a meal as this dilutes the digestive juices. The amounts taken should roughly as follows: For breakfast, one to one and a half large cups of coffee, cocoa or weak tea; for dinner a tumblerful of water, lemonade or other liquid; for tea, two or three cupfuls of freshly-made tea; and for supper, one or two tumblers of milk and soda water, or a large cup fo cocoa. This totals up to two and a half pints of liquid so at least one tumblerful of water should be taken between meals to complete the necessary three pints.
Are you drinking enough?
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