Friday, February 2, 1917

Mrs. Frind suing her husband for alimony on account of the cruel manner in which he treats her. He dines allegations.

“My wife is a robust, self-willed women, with a dominating personality, while I am gentle and patient to the point of resignation. She is devoted to pleasure, luxury, expensive liquors and a life of ease”


Tuesday, January 30, 1917

House club for business girls now a reality.

“By providing, in the Sherbourne House Club, a pleasant and inexpensive home – a home in a very real sense – Mr. Fudger has evinced the sincerity of his interest in these women and girls as human beings and not as mere working machines…Thought intended primarily for accommodations of young women employed by the Robert Simpson Co., other young business women, whose homes are not in Toronto, will be taken in as residents at the club, if there is room.”

Friday, January 26, 1917

Backyard Garden Committee established to teach beginners how to grow simplest plants.

“Citizens will be asked to plan such vegetables as will relieve growers, in the present shortage of labor, of such small handiwork as weeding, thinning, washing, and bunching…This will enable farmers and market gardeners to lay out more ground for the purpose of raising and caring for more substantial vegetables, such as potatoes, cabbages, cauliflowers.”

Thursday, January 25, 1917

Dr. Brown told she couldn’t be chairman of property committee because women don’t know about property.

School Trustee “Dr. Caroline Brown made it plain that she was not pleased because some trustees had intimated that a women did not know anything about property, and therefore could not be Property Chairman.

‘Maybe we’ll show you some time,’ she said.”

Saturday, August 19, 1916

Toronto’s Best Swimmers.
“Among Toronto swimmers, ladies are the vast majority. One reason is that they have only one exclusive training place in the city – the Y.W.C.A… To swim across the Bay is a favourite ambition among Toronto mermaids. At least four of them have done it: Miss C. Eldridge, Miss F. Eldridge, Miss L. Wilson, and Miss N. Shaw.”

Thursday July 13, 1916

“Toronto kiddies are learning to swim. Mothers and children are taking advantage of the summer classes held during July and August at the Y.W.C.A. natatorium. Over twenty-five children turn out in the morning to enjoy this most healthful and refreshing exercise. From the tiny tot of five, to many ladies who have passed the sunny side of fifty, all are eager to learn after the first plunge into the tepid waters.”