Friday 8 March 1918
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Mr J W McGlenn, a Shipley gas stoker, who lives at 3 View Croft Road, is one of a party of workers’ representatives who are to visit the Western front. He is representing the Shipley branch of the Gas Workers’ Union for which he is a collecting steward.
This week every businessman in the country is being asked to buy national war bonds or war savings certificates for himself and to use every effort to induce other people to do so. Each town is set a definite task according to its size. Birmingham, for example, is asked to buy a super-Dreadnought, Swansea a cruiser, smaller towns destroyers, and yet smaller towns aeroplanes. The scheme depends for its success upon the assured loyal co-operation of the War Savings Committee in each town. The Lord Mayors and Mayors are helping by selling war bonds in their parlours or at specially selected selling stations, and business clubs and local trade organisations are
striving to make their own town’s total the highest possible. Many women The term ‘businessmen’ includes nearly all civilians, shopkeepers no less than the heads of great firms, and many women, so that the appeal is a wide one. Having been expected to raise £62,500 in national war bonds, an amount equivalent to the value of 25 aeroplanes, during the ‘Business
Men’s Campaign” this week, Shipley is keeping in good touch with the goal and by Wednesday, when the first three days of the six were almost over, half of the target had been subscribed. Yesterday (Thursday) morning the figure contributed had risen to £33,029 so it is evident there is a prospect of reaching the full scheduled amount. Splendid work is being done by the committee and the helpers from the central office improvised in Commercial Street and Mr T Luxton’s “telephone snowball” is meeting with considerable success. Snowball  This is the idea: he rings up a businessman, asks him if he has put any money into the campaign this week yet and when the answer is in the negative he switches him on to the good sense of doing his ‘bit’ and phoning to business chums to do the same. In this way is the snowball built and quite a nice sum has resulted from it up to date. Last night the arrangements included a free magic lantern entertainment, selections by the Shipley Brass Band and a speech by Cllr T Hill in the Market Place; while another speaker and the same band are expected for this evening.
“He rings up a businessman, asks him if he has put any money into the campaign this week yet and when the answer is in the negative he switches him on to the good sense of doing his ‘bit’ and phoning to business chums to do the same.”
In acknowledgement of their faithful service to the firm and to mark his retirement from the position of managing director, Sir James Roberts is presenting 1,699 war bonds to the workpeople at Saltaire Mills. Cafe Royal The bonds are the personal gift of Sir James who has chosen the “Business Men’s Week” at Shipley for the purchase and he has made special arrangements for the substantial souvenirs to be handed to the workers tomorrow morning and afternoon at the Café Royal, Saltaire. Some of the recipients have been at the mills for sixty years and upwards and in their case each is to receive a £25 bond. Altogether the bonds will be of the value of £11,261 made up as follows: 118 at £25; 83 at £20; 125 at £15; 215 at £10; 367 at £5 and 791 at £1.
Sir James says thank you with Bonds
Shipley set to meet ‘aeroplane’ target
The chairman stated at a meeting of the Baildon Education Committee on Monday that, as arranged at the last meeting, the deputation from the committee along with two representatives from the County Council, met on the land near the Central School which it was proposed to use as a school garden. It was not then suitable for excavation because of the frost but, after examination, they decided that it was suitable for use as a school garden when it was laid out right. They chose the sloping ground near the top. Surplus railings They also went into the school yard and thought it would be a happy idea to bring the surplus railings to fence off their land. It was suggested they should get some lime and the chairman said he had already ordered this. The allotment would be laid out for potatoes first. They now had two school gardens.
Second school garden in Baildon
Union representative   to visit Western front
A romance of worsted spinning has closed with the death at Windhill of Mr Jonas Ogden, principal of the well- known firm at Wood End Mills and a familiar figure on the Bradford Exchange a quarter of a century ago. Starting business 43 years ago with but one set of drawing, spinning, twisting and reeling, and employing a handful of people, he displayed great commercial foresight and shrewdness and lived to see over 300 folk in his employment and his two sons partners in the business. Jigging and bobbin winding Mr Ogden was born at Fleightstack, Sawood, which is about halfway between Oxenhope and Denholme. His father, a farmer, was engaged in handcombing and handloom weaving at home. At a very early age the deceased was initiated into these
modern methods of manipulation of wool and, after assisting in jigging and bobbin winding at home, he commenced working for J & J Hey at Scar Hall Mill, Oxenhope in 1853. In 1860 he transferred his services to W & H Foster, Denholmes Mills, where he served his apprenticeship and remained until about 1870, afterwards having several changes, including stays at Buttlers of Bingley, Denbys of Wilsden, Charles Hastings & Co of Bradford, Turners of Hollins Mill, the Ovenden Worsted Co, Sallitt of Esholt, S & H Kershaw of Laisterdyke, J & W Hodgsons, Longside Lane, and Legrams Mills at Bradford. The deceased had lived a strenuous life, having attended the Bradford Exchange for about 43 years. Though latterly in failing health, he was at business as recently as last week.
The passing of a man steeped in worsted trade
At Bradford West Riding Court yesterday week, Robert John Patchett & Co of Clayton Heights were summoned for a breach of the Factory Act. It appeared from the statements of Mr G A Taylor, Factory Inspector, that on 26th January certain gearing on defendant’s mill premises was not properly fenced. In consequence of the unprotected shaft a girl named Edith Ellis was severely injured by being caught in the machinery and died. A boy was near at the time of the accident and had the presence of mind to throw a belt off the machinery and thus endeavoured to help save the girl. The chairman complimented the lad on his plucky conduct. Reward The defendant, who pleaded guilty to the charge, expressed deep regret at the accident which had been a very “costly matter.” The chairman said this was a case which could only be defined as one of gross carelessness. The full penalty of £100 would be imposed and the Bench would recommend the Home Office to pay this amount to the father of the girl, his only child. The boy, Thomas Biddle, was recalled and the chairman said the court was very impressed by his presence of mind. They had not the power to reward him out of the Court and so he handed over the boy five shillings.
£100 fine for causing death of girl
A fine of 20 shillings was imposed yesterday at the Bradford West Riding Police Court on Richard Hawley of 26 Bradford Road, Shipley, a cashier, for having contravened the Lighting Order. P.C. Wilson gave evidence to the effect that he saw the light burning at the defendant’s place of employment on Sunday night and the defendant informed the magistrates that he had been doing some work on the Sunday afternoon and that, on leaving, he forgot to turn off the light.
Forgot to turn light off
Intemperate language will not deter smokers
Marvellous Navy helped Britain save the world
Mr F E Tillemont-Thomason was announced to deliver a lecture at the Saltaire Institute on Wednesday night on “Russia and Prussia: The Struggle for a Thousand Years,” but the chairman, Sir Ellis Denby, stated that the lecturer had unfortunately been compelled to change his subject as the man who was to have made the illustrative slides was ill. He would accordingly give his lecture on “How Britain Saved the World.” The lecture consisted of a description of the chief incidents in the war and comments on the views expressed by war critics. He said that Britain saved the world in France in 1914 being enabled to do so by our marvellous Navy.
B.L. Laycock of 61 Aireville Road, Frizinghall, writes to another paper: “Your correspondent, Mr Frank Bywell, evidently is out to castigate smokers but his crude method of argument will not make converts or induce men to smoke less. “In his opinion ‘all smoking is excessive and ought to be stopped.’ Also, ‘Such are the manners of smokers they don’t seem to know they are a nuisance of the most abominable kind.’ Bigot “These are examples of the intemperate language of one with whom it would appear to be useless to argue either this or presumably any subject. “Oliver Wendell Holmes aptly likens the mind of the bigot to the pupil of the eye – the more light you throw upon it, the more it contracts.”
There is to be some opposition to the application of the Shipley Urban Council for powers to increase the cost of gas to consumers from the present maximum of 4s 2d to any figure not exceeding a maximum of 6s 3d per 1,000 cubic feet. Baildon have decided to object to the proposal which is to be heard at Somerset House on Wednesday morning when a Local Government Board inquiry will be held. Baildon Urban Council met specially on Tuesday night to consider the position and it was decided to oppose the application and to brief counsel to present a case for Baildon Council and the residents of Baildon.
Baildon brief counsel over gas price rise
Restrictions are holding back pig production
Signed by ‘A Working Man,’ Windhill, the following letter appeared in a contemporary on Wednesday: “I have read with great interest the correspondence of late in your paper regarding pigs. Well, to my mind, the best way to get over the difficulty is for the Board of Agriculture to remove restrictions and we shall soon have plenty all over the country. “As regards refuse feeding, it is all right in its place, but the pigs need meal.”
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