Friday 21 June 1918
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Happy sequel to a picture romance
What their friends have called “a picture romance” had a happy sequel on Saturday when the wedding took place at St Andrew’s Church, Bradford, of Mr W E Holland, the popular resident manager of the Pavilion de Luxe, Shipley, and Miss Ethel Haddock, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs A O Haddock of Listerhills, Bradford. The bride had been employed at the picture house in the district and the staff attended the wedding as also did the employees of the Shipley Pavilion.  They formed up as a ‘guard of honour’ at the church and when the young couple came out they showered them with confetti and old tax tickets. The honeymoon is at Liverpool.
With the Independent Labour Party having been created in Bradford, there was always interest in what it was doing, as with this editorial opinion piece: There does not appear to be any foregone conclusion in connection with the Labour ballot at Shipley tomorrow night for a prospective candidate for the next election. Trade Union The general opinion is that the vote will be close for, though County Cllr Tom Snowden, the nominee of the ILP Federation, is a local man, the other nominee, Mr James Butts, is not exactly an outsider. And he has behind him a strong trade union element in which the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, who have nominated him, are a considerable force. Some years ago Mr Butts worked in Bradford, was a prominent member of the A.S.E. and has sat on the Executive Committee. He is now employed in a London engineering shop.
In regard to the Labour programme and politics generally, the views and the outlook of both men are touched with idealism and there is good reason to believe that each has decided opinions on the war and its settlement. The selection will be made by the 54 members comprising the General Management Committee and though Labour men can keep a secret as well as any body of people we have met, it seems to us, putting two and two together from what we have heard, that there is somehow or other a feeling that the majority of the votes tomorrow will be cast for the local nominee. In keeping with its new policy to include some national news, the newspaper also carried this piece:
WOMEN FOR THE ELECTION PLATFORM The Labour Part at their conference in London on 26th June will be specially interested in the question of candidates for the next election. The following, most of them holding ILP views, are already in the field for English constituencies: Mrs L A Aspinall (Textile Factory Workers), Mrs E H Bell (Gateshead LP), Dr E Bentham (Kensington LP), Miss G Lawrence, LCC (Fabians), Mrs E Lowe (Woolwich LP), Miss M Macarthus (Women Workers’ Federation), Mrs P Nodin (Ealing LP), Mrs P Snowden (ILP). There is also a women’s candidate in the field for the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow – Miss Murray – another is to be put up by the Irish and the Labour Party is expected to support two other women candidates in the city. Glasgow fight, indeed, promises to be very interesting, seeing that in four of the fifteen divisions, women voters outnumber the men.
“In regard to the Labour programme and politics generally, the views and the outlook of both men are touched with idealism and there is good reason to believe that each has decided opinions on the war and its settlement.”
Local man favourite to win close vote
Mr Richard Garnett, presiding at a meeting of the Wharfedale War Agricultural Sub-committee, addressed the problem of depleted labour on farms due to the war. He said that the Army had the first claim at the present time but in the interests of the nation, the question of food production was one of vital importance. He understood from Major Fawkes that the authorities at Wakefield had decided to make use of German prisoners as farm workers and that inquiries had been made of the clerk to the Wharfedale Guardians whether accommodation could be found at the local workhouse for such men. Liberated As farm workers up to the age of 50 were being called up, there was a large number of men engaged as gardeners, coachmen, gamekeepers and woodmen who had formerly been employed on the land, who should now be brought out of their present situations and sent to work on the land. He moved that all military service tribunals in the area be written to urging that such men should be liberated from private service and put to work on the land,
House German prisoners in workhouses to work on the land
The A.B.C. of the new ration books
Eight varieties of books have been printed by the Ministry of Food for the national rationing scheme which comes into force on 14th July. The first - for  adults - is white and provides for the names of the  retailers of sugar, fats and meat. Coupons are attached for each article and those for meat can be used in the restaurants as at present. At the end of the book are spare leaflets but users must leave those blank until told by public notice to use them. they are intended to be made available if some local food committees should decide to ration some other article such as tea, jam or cheese. Supplementary The children’s book is green. The supplementary ration books vary in colour according to the categories of the workers. Travellers and soldiers on leave will also have books and there will be special devices for invalids, vegetarians and Jews.
Explaining the diffent books, Capt Tallents of the Ministry of Food stated that if a book was lost, a specially marked one would be substituted so that a person could not have two in circulation. Declaration In regard to the sugar, the retailer will accept the counterfoil but if a person desires it, the whole leaf may be handed to the shopkeeper who will deliver the quantity week by week. People who leave home should take their books with them for use in hotels or boarding houses. If staying away from home, a visitor’s declaration form can be obtained at the post office to be signed by the person whose guest he or she happens to be. Captain Tallents added: “Although the books look rather alarming at first glance, I believe they are reasonably simple and the new scheme, given the goodwill of the people which we have hithertoo had, will work smoothly.”
Death of a well-read railway worker
The funeral took place at Nab Wood Cemetery on Monday of Mr Charles Sones of 9 Maddocks Street, Shipley, who died on 12th June at the residence of his eldest son, Mr Ernest Sones, stationmaster, Cononley. The deceased was returning from the Grange Working Men’s Convalescent Home, where he had been for three weeks, when he was taken ill and was conveyed to Cononley. Mr Sones, who was 63 years of age, started working on the railway about 1874 as a platelayer for a private firm who were laying the Ilkley Branch line. Signalman He was afterwards signal lamplighter at the Shipley Midland Station, the porter at Saltaire station he gradually worked his way up to be a signalman in a midland box in the North District. He was the oldest member but one of the Shipley branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, having been a member for 36 years. He had previously been a member of the Bradford Branch He was the first secretary of the Shipley Branch and was a trustee at the time of his death. He was a member of the Working Men’s club, the Windhill Liberal Club and a lodge of Oddfellows. For a number of years he was on the old Idle School Board. Quotations He was an interesting personality and in conversation he often pointed a moral and adorned a tale with quotations from Shakespeare, Milton and Burns, in whose works he was well read. In addition to the family, there were present at the funeral service several of the deceased’s fellow workmen and representatives from the Working Men’s Club.
“If I had been passed A1 I should not have appealed in any way,” said Arthur Padgett, a licenced victualler, 44, and grade 2, when supporting his application for an exemption from call up at the Calverley Tribunal. He claimed on both business and domestic grounds but, as he had simply made a formal application, he was asked by the Clerk what his reasons were in support of his application. Gardens “Yes I have reasons,” he replied. “I have only been six or seven months in the place and it has been a venture for me. I have an acre of gardens and I spend every minute I can growing. “Before they take a man like me – as a fortnight in, the army would scrap me – I think they ought to take the younger men. “It is not that I am showing the white feather in any shape or form but I have a big undertaking to consider here. Pigs and poultry “I have been in this business 16 years and I have pigs and poultry to look after as well. If I go it means someone else will have to look after the place; that is, if I can find anyone to do so. “if I had been passed A1, I should not have appealed in any way. The business could have been closed down and we should have taken the risk.” He was exempted temporarily till 30th September.
The army should take younger men than me
Clever lady cricketer
Undercliffe has produced a clever lady cricketer. Playing for Undercliffe Ladies against Drighlington Ladies, Miss Annie Hutton took three wickets in three overs at a cost of only one run, and she was also 48 not out with the bat. Miss M Fieldsend scored 23 for Undercliffe, who scored 102-7 and put all the visitors out for 44.
Almost 1m pensioners
There are now 943,077 old-aged pensioners, 336,581 are men and 606,496 women. The cost is approximately £11,855,000 per annum.
Despite rain in the afternoon and showers in the evening, the cricket match arranged between the wounded soldiers at Sir Titus Salts Hospital and members of the local Discharged Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Association was played on Wednesday night at Saltaire Park. The discharged men went to the wicket at 6.30 and at 8 they had scored 67 for the loss of six wickets. Declared At this time they declared the innings so as to give the wounded men a chance as the latter had to be back in hospital at nine o’clock. Good use was made of the reply and the wounded ran out winners having scored 74 for the loss of six wickets.
Wounded men beat curfew and opponents
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