Friday 13 July 1917
Home Page Home Page Home Page Shipley Times & Express base page Shipley Times & Express base page Shipley Times & Express base page PROPOSED NEW PARLIAMENTARY DISTRICTS No 1 Division District		Pop 1911	Est Pop 1917	Present Division Baildon	6,042	6,300		Otley Bingley	18,759	19,000		Otley & Keighley Esholt	355	355		Otley Guiseley	4,925	5,000		Otley Hawksworth	181	181		Otley Menston	3,537	3,540		Otley Shipley	27,706	29,000		Shipley Yeadon	7,440	7,500		Otley 	68,945	70,876 No 2 Division Ilkley UD	8,137 Burley UD	3,873 Otley UD	9,892 Horsforth UD	9,487 Rawdon UD	3,202 Calverley UD	3,078 Farsley UD	6,097 Pudsey M B	13,801 Wharfedale R D	5,515 	except Menston, Hawksworth & Esholt 	63,062 It is proposed that Clayton and Queensbury shall become part of the Elland Division
The proposed new parliamentary districts received a warm welcome in a Shipley Times & Express editorial: The feeling at Shipley with regard to the schemes put forward by the Boundary Commissioners is naturally one of the greatest satisfaction. Apart from one slight change, the area outlined for the new Shipley Division is that which we mentioned over a month ago as the one most acceptable to the people of Shipley. The only alteration made is the putting of Menston  in the Division instead of Rawdon, which more naturally falls into the Division comprising Otley, Pudsey and the small places adjoining those towns. Identity For fear that they should lose their identity, Pudsey object to being merged in the Otley Division but a glance at the map will convince any reasonable person that if Pudsey is not ‘taken in’ by either Leeds or Bradford – which, of course, is out of the question – they must become associated with the districts in the Aire and Wharfe valleys. The objection which comes from the Otley district to the proposed changes is only intelligible from the point of view of authorities who want no change at all. These objectors overlook the fact that the Commissioners are faced with the difficulty of arranging two new Divisions out of the remnants of three
and that under no circumstances can the areas comprising these new Divisions be linked up without abstracting portions from the present Otley Division. Businesslike Community of interest had to be provide for and in that respect nobody with a full knowledge of the district will contend that the interests of the various districts included in the provisional scheme for the new
Shipley Division are not identical. By going into the matter in a businesslike manner and making definite suggestions instead of prating about what they did not want, Shipley have to all intents and purposes acquired what they aimed at getting and it will be necessary to put forward a very strong case before the Commissioners will be induced to make any alteration of the general scheme, which has been very carefully worked out.
New Divisions most acceptable to Shipley
At the Bradford West Riding Police Court on Monday, before Dr W H Ellis, John William Hartley of 11 Manor Lane, Shipley was charged with being an absentee on July 7th, when he was called up. The defendant pleaded not guilty. Police Constable Atkinson said that when he asked the prisoner if he had anything to show why he was not in the army, the man replied that he had got a non-combatant certificate and considered he was all right. The witness told the prisoner that he had not even carried out the order to render non-combatant service. Cpl Turnbull, representing Captain Burton, stated that the defendant’s appeal at Shipley had been dismissed and he was awarded non-combatant service. Calling-up papers The prisoner, who denied having received a calling-up paper, said he was a conscientious objector to all forms of military service and he claimed to having convinced the Tribunal of his objection by the fact that they granted him non- combatant service. The clerk, Mr Cragg, said “The charge is you have not answered that. Why not plead guilty?” Prisoner: “Because I am not a soldier. The Act distinctly states conscientious objectors are to be exempted.” Dr Ellis: “You cannot go behind the Tribunal.” Clerk: “You are exempted if allowed. You did not get your allowance and are bound to answer the call. That is the charge against you.” A fine of 40 shillings was imposed and the prisoner was handed over to an escort.
Conscientious objector in court
The late Mr J Horsfall Turner was instrumental amongst many other things, in reviving the history of the old Quakers’ Burial Ground in Westfield Lane, Idle, and, in consequence, for some years there has been an annual ‘pilgrimage’ in July to this ancient memorial of the past. On Sunday afternoon last, a goodly number of members of the Society of Friends and some members of the neighbouring Adult Schools visited the spot and held what might be called a commemorative service. Afterwards, through the kindness of the authorities of the Upper Chapel, they had tea in the schoolroom and later on proceeded to Mr W Claridge’s garden at Thackley where a very interesting meeting was held.
Probably at no period of their history has the Society of Friends been more active in various directions than they are now. French peasants Some are interesting themselves in national education; many have joined Friends’ Ambulance Units at the Front; others have taken up special work in connection with the aid of French peasants suffering from the war. Another section has taken up the study of the economic condition of the people; others have felt the importance of foreign missions and have done their best to stimulate interest therein. Moreover, they have been pioneers in the Adult School work and have taken
an active part in the improvement of methods of Sunday School teaching. In consequence of their interests being so widespread, there has been a tendency to diverge into groups and the idea occurred to some that it would be well occasionally to amalgamate the varying interests and show their essential unity in so much apparent diversity. Accordingly, a body of young people, who style themselves ‘The Venturers’ have in the last twelve months held periodic meetings in various places and it was their first annual meeting that was held in Mr Claridge’s Garden at Thackley, last Sunday. Poems It was interesting to note that attendances were marked, not by those who were present but by the much easier task of those who were absent. They regard the perfect register as one with no absences at all and on Sunday night, the only absences from a large membership were two, other than those that were unavoidable through absence from the country or from their causes. Letters and poems composed by such members were read and reports on the various activities of the Society were given.
Young Quakers hold first annual meeting in Thackley
Mr W A S Robinson of Shipley, well- known in the area for his tireless recruiting work, especially in the early part of the war, is unwell. He has been ordered by an eminent specialist to take a special ‘cure’ at Matlock. We gather that he will leave home so soon as arrangements are completed. Mr Robinson has been compelled to relinquish much public work but he has the satisfaction of taking into what we trust will be only a temporary retirement many valuable tokens of esteem from those who have been associated with him in army matters for nearly three years.
Shipley campaigner to take the cure at Matlock
Advice on hair care
The hair brush should have long, soft bristles that will go quite through the hair and remove every particle of dust and must, above all things, be immaculately clean. A comb is rarely necessary if the hair is well brushed but when used should be a coarse one. A fine comb is apt to break and split the hair. At night the hair should be braided loosely, tied with a soft ribbon and allowed to hang. In this way a complete rest is afforded it and it is prevented from breaking. Some care should be given to the selection of pins. Coarse, rough or sharply-pointed pins should be avoided as they will eventually spoil the most beautiful hair. The best and safest are those made of amber or tortoiseshell.
It is said that tomatoes augment, if they do not cause, rheumatism. The acid in them, while it adds to the flavour of the vegetable, is very injurious to gout and many think it is better not to eat them. Rheumatism is, beyond doubt, an acid disease and any acid, save citric, as found in the lemon and orange, may, says the Family Doctor, give rise to it. Strawberries and peaches are familiar examples of acid giving rise to this disease. Meat, too, acts as a generator of lithic or uric acid, as everyone knows. Do not eat tomatoes if troubled with gout or rheumatism.
Gout and rheumatism sufferers take care
HAIR WASH All ladies and gentlemen who value their hair should try MRS GOTT’S HAIR WASH. Invaluable for turning grey hair to its natural colour. Everyone who uses it praises it. 1s per bottle, post paid. Sold at Mrs Gott’s, 14 Dock Field, Shipley; 14 Barrett St and Mrs Tillotson’s Ladies’ hairdressers, Commercial St, Shipley.
The Military Band recently formed by the Royal Flying Corps stationed in this district is making satisfactory progress. They turned out for the first time on Tuesday dinner time at the head of the troops for the purpose of conveying them to and from work and have done so every day since. At the military sports which are to be held in Saltaire Park on July 25th, the band will render suitable music and judging from past progress a good result is expected.
Band makes progress
On Wednesday afternoon, Mr C. W. Bell, auctioneer of Bradford, on behalf of the owners, offered for sale a switchback, which had stood for nearly 30 years on Shipley Glen. The bidding started at £50 and finished at £99. Mr John Smith, metal broker, of Bradford, being declared the purchaser. The Switchback was built originally for the famous Saltaire Exhibition of 1887.
Historic Glen switchback  sold to broker for £99
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