Friday 26 July 1918
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Night schools for the ambitious
The Shipley Education Committee have arranged the evening classes for 1918- 1919. The list of schools, subjects and teachers are: Technical School: Mr H Allen, book-keeping and commercial practice; Mr M Henton, commercial geography; Mr G Morris, English; Mr G H Douglas, commercial arithmetic and shorthand; Miss M Dumville, shorthand; Miss J E Bury, French; Miss E A Richardson, typewriting; Mr E Hirst, physical training; Mr J Dunderdale, applied mechanics; Mrs M I Price, cookery; Miss M E Dewhirst, dressmaking; Miss E Pickard, dressmaking. Vocal music and household management Central Evening School: Mr J W B Wilson, head-master; Mr F W Swaine, mechanics and physics; Mr A Spencer, woodwork; Mr H Stones, metal work; Mr H W Lund, assistant teacher; Mr F Smart, Mr F Ackroyd, Miss A Gaffney, Mrs E Ward, vocal music and house management; Miss S R Birtle, Miss H Tordoff, Mrs A Walsh, Miss A Morton, Miss M E Dewhirst, dressmaking. Wood End Evening School: Mrs L Emmott, head-mistress; Mr F W Swaine, mechanics and physics; Mr A Spencer, woodwork; Mr F Ackroyd, Miss  A Wells, Miss M B Booth, Mr A Mack, Miss M Briggs, English and needlework, house  management; Miss C Robertshaw, cookery; Miss M E Dewhirst, dressmaking; Miss A Morton, dressmaking.
In no article of feminine attire is the influence of the war more noticeable than in the bathing gown. Gone completely are all the extravagances of bathing attire – the elaborate tunics as costly and as carefully fitted and trimmed as the most expensive gown; the trimmed bathing hats, which were the last absurdity of bathing fashions; and all the various little bathing luxuries such as corsets, silk stockings, bathing shoes with ribbon straps that laced to the knee etc, etc. The new models shown for the holiday season of 1918 are characterised by great simplicity of shape and trimming and are as practical as they are neat and becoming. Shorter tunics The tunics are a little shorter than they were last year, I think, ending well above the knee, a point which is all to the good so far as the swimmer is concerned. Even as regards colour the influence of the war is evident for there is a marked tendency towards quieter and less striking colours than for a long time past. Various materials are used for this season’s bathing gowns but the most popular stuffs are washable taffetas and dull washable satin for the more costly models and alpaca
bunting, aza, viyella and flannette for the cheaper bathing suits. The becoming and practical little model shown in our sketch is typical of the newest and best models for 1918. As sketched it is carried out in Copenhagen blue alpaca and is trimmed with bands of black and white alpaca but it may be made with equal success in any other fabric or colour. This bathing costume consists of two pieces – a tunic and short, wide knickers which are attached to a low-cut, sleeveless vest of thin cotton material. The tunic, which is cut square at the neck, fastens down the left side. The neck opening is trimmed by a band of the black and white material as is also the bottom of the tunic. The sleeves are short and rather loose and are set into a seam at the shoulder. They are trimmed to match the neck with bands of black and white material. The tunic is held loosely to the figure at the waistline by a belt of the spotted material. The knickers, which are cut short enough to clear the knee, are finished by bands of the black and white alpaca. Paper patterns can be supplied, price 1s 1½d. Enclose remittance and address to Miss Lisle, 8 La Belle Sauvage, London, EC.
Simplicity of the bathing gown reflects the times
The half-yearly meeting of the Windhill Co-operative Society was full of interest on Monday night. The committee’s report showed a decrease in sales in the grocery and butchery departments owing to the restricted supplies but large increases were shown in the drapery, tailoring, furnishing and boot departments. Small savings There was a substantial increase in members’ share capital. The small savings bank deposits also showed a large increase. It was explained that the rate of interest on these small savings had
been recently increased and it was hoped that members would take advantage of this easy and profitable means of thrift. Free convalescent recommends had been granted to 14 members and three members had had ‘recommends’ and visited the convalescent home at Blackpool at their own expense. 105 claims had been paid on members deaths. The committee recommended a
dividend on the quarter’s sales at 2s 3d in the pound and the report and balance sheet were adopted. Jam factory It was decided that additional shares be taken up with the Morning Star Sundries Society for the purpose of purchasing large orchards and a jam factory. A resolution was passed unanimously empowering the committee to enter into negotiations for the purchase of land and buildings for the carrying on the business of farming. The members enthusiastically supported the directors on this matter and gave them full power to act whenever they opportunity occurs.
“Free convalescent recommends had been granted to 14 members and three members had had ‘recommends’ and visited the convalescent home at Blackpool at their own expense.”
Windhill Co-op vote to go into farming
Shipley Council discussed a proposition from the Parks Committee that an intimation be given to all allotment holders that, after the present season, a rent of ½d per yard must be paid in addition to the charges for water and other services. Cllr Learoyd asked: “I would like to know what has been before the committee to cause them to fix a rent when the allotments have been held free?” Cllr Hirst responded: “At the beginning of this allotment scheme we had under our control certain land which we handed over to these people free of rent. Only fair “All the extensions in allotments since then have meant the holders paying a rent and the committee have come to the conclusion that, as these other people have had the land for two years, it was only fair that they should be put on the same footing as the remainder of allotment holders. “It has been a source of complaint among some of them for some time. In some of the private allotments more than a halfpenny is paid and there can be no question of overcharge in regard to the rent for the Council allotments.”
Allotment holders face new charge
At the Angel Hotel, Baildon, last Friday, William Dawson and Son offered a number of properties for sale by auction. Fourteen freehold dwelling-houses in Perseverance Street and Angel Street, Baildon, were sold for £2,720. The detached residence and grounds, Mount Royd, Baildon, were withdrawn at £960. Rental £52 A semi-detached villa residence, 1 Rushcroft Villas, Baildon (net annual rental £52), sold for £900. The dwelling house, 1 Rushcroft Terrace, Baildon (net rental £30), sold for £525; 4 Rushcroft Terrace (net rental £28) for £480; 5 and 7 Rushcroft Terrace for £475 each. No 2 Rushcroft Villas and four houses in Rushcroft Terrace were withdrawn.
Baildon houses sold
Strikers go back to work
Conciliation proceedings terminated on Saturday the strike of engineers in Bradford and Shipley textile factories and they resumed work on Monday. They had left work to enforce the concession of a fifty hours’ working week similar to that obtained by the employees of local engineering firms. The agreement is in the following terms: 1 The employers in the Bradford Dyers’ Association Ltd, the Woolcombing Employers Federation, the Bradford & District Master Spinners Federation, Crossley & Co, and Lister & Co Ltd, to pay at the rate of 1s 3½d per hour to mechanics in the Bradford and Shipley area. Negotiate 2 Overtime to commence in each case as at present and the working week to remain unaltered. 3 The representatives of the A.S.E. undertake to negotiate with the above associations and firms with a view to avoiding in future stoppage of work without proper notice. 4 In consideration of the undertaking contained in Clause 3, the employers concede the application that the rate stated in Clause 1 hereof shall operate on the days 1 July to 12, 1918, inclusive of both dates.
Mr Harold Baldwin of 5 Mount Street, Eccleshill, gave an exhibition of scientific and ornamental diving and swimming at the Huddersfield Baths on Monday night,the occasion being the junior swimming gala. Mr J R Cheetham, who introduced the swimmer, said that it was mainly through Mr Baldwin’s former exhibition at the Huddersfield Baths that the past season had been so successful. Best in Yorkshire They had been able to keep the baths open all the winter which had not been done previously, and there were now over 100 swimmers associated with the club. Mr Kier, of Brighouse, also paid a compliment to Mr Baldwin and said that he was the best all-round scientific swimmer in Yorkshire.
Second display by inspirational swimmer
In the West End an enterprising servant agency has started a department for charmen and there is already a good demand for the newest servant, who is proving very capable. For some time now the charlady has practically disappeared from the scene of action – Daily Mirror
Capable charmen
Small things are of great importance now. The children in all the Shipley schools are asked to collect fruit stones and nut shells. The children at the Crag Road Infants’ school have been collecting tin foil etc for Miss Scotts’ fund for wounded soldiers for nearly three years. This year they have collected over 30lb.
Important collections
Children’s treat
The children at the North Bierley Union Cottage Homes at Clayton and Windhill had a grand outing the other day to Shipley Glen on the invitation of Mr Henry Solworthy of Shipley, who is a member of the Board of Guardians. They were taken to Saltaire by tram and afterwards had plenty of games to play at. The foster mothers and a few friends of Mr Stolworthy joined the party.
Suitable work for women
The North Bierley Board of Guardians on Wednesday elected Mrs Percy H Thornton of Cleckheaton to succeed the late Mr E S Stead. This makes two ladies on the board and Mr J A Law said there ought to be more as there was poor law work that was essentially suitable for women.
Death far from home
The death is announced as having occurred on 19th July at Wellington, New Zealand, of Mr Albert Edwin Exley, formerly of Clifton Villa, Shipley.
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