FOOD MUST NOT BE WASTED.
NEW ORDER IN FORCE.
Under the Waste of Foodstuffs Order, 1918, which came into force on Monday, it is an offence for a person to waste any foodstuffs or permit it to be wasted.
The definition of waste is given as follows :—
(a) Whenever the foodstuff, being fit for use in human food, is wilfully or negligently damaged or is thrown away ; or
(b) Whenever any person having the control or custody of the foodstuffs omits to take any precaution which ought reasonably to be taken for its preservation ; or
(c) Whenever a person procures for any purpose a greater quantity of foodstuff than is reasonably required for such purpose, and any part of such foodstuff becomes unfit for human food ; or
(d) Whenever any person having the disposal of the foodstuff unreasonably retains the same undisposed of until the same becomes unfit for human food.
An exception is made in the case of trade waste not arising from want of due care, where the trader has been ready to sell foodstuff at reasonable prices, and could not reasonably have made it available for human food otherwise than by way of sale.
Any person authorised in writing by the Food Controller may enter premises where he has reason to believe that foodstuff is being wasted and may take samples.
RUGBY URBAN DISTRICT.
RUGBY & CRICK RURAL DISTRICT.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEME.
The Food Distribution Scheme now being set on foot in the above Districts will come into force on MONDAY, 25th MARCH NEXT.
The Foodstuffs to be first rationed will be Butter, Margarine, Tea. and Meat.
Ration Cards will be issued, one for Butter, Margarine, and Tea, and one for Meat.
Forms of application are now being delivered through the Post Office to every house in the district, and it is hoped that the delivery of these will be completed this week. The following is a table of dates which everyone must keep carefully in mind, as it is essential to the smooth working of the Scheme that the dates shall be strictly adhered to:—
WEDNESDAY, 6th MARCH.— Last day for receiving Shopkeepers’ Applications for Registration as Retailers.
SATURDAY, 9th MARCH.— Last day for receiving applications from the Public for Food Cards.
Do. Do. Last day for receiving applications from Caterers and Institutions for Authorities to obtain supplies.
THURSDAY, 14th MARCH.— Last day for Public to lodge their Food Cards with their chosen Retailers.
FRIDAY, 15th MARCH.— Last day for Caterers and Institutions to lodge their Authorities with Retailers.
SATURDAY, 16th MARCH.— Last day for receiving Retailers’ Returns of Individual Cards and Caterers and Institutions Authorities lodged with them.
MONDAY, 25th MARCH.— RATIONING SCHEME COMES INTO FORCE.
An Enquiry Office for the Rationing Section has been opened at Benn Buildings, Rugby,
where all information may be obtained.
F. M. BURTON, FREDK. FELLOWS. ) Executive Officers.
Food Office, Rugby, 28th February, 1918.
LOCAL WAR NOTES.
In the “ London Gazette ” of February 18th the following appeared :—
Awarded bar to Military Cross, Capt Thomas Ainsworth Townsend, M.C, R.A.M.C ; M.C gazetted 25th November, 1916.
Capt Townsend (son of Mr T S Townsend, of Clifton Manor) has been serving in France since 1915. He is regimental surgeon to the 20th London Regiment.
SOLDIER’S WEDDING.—On Saturday a very pretty wedding took place at St. Peter’s Church between Sergt C A Carter, R.F.A, nephew of Mr & Mrs G East, Daventry Road, Dunchurch, and Miss Allen, of Grosvenor Road, Rugby. The Rev — Perry officiated,and the bride was given away by her father. Her two sisters were bridesmaids, and her youngest brother was best man. The guests numbered between 30 and 40, and there were many handsome presents. Sergt Carter has been in the Army nine years, and has been in the fighting ever since the War began. He wears the bronze star. He goes to back to the front again to-day (Saturday), and leaves Dunchurch with the best wishes of the parishioners.
There are now
72 RUGBY & DISTRICT PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY.
Six Standard Food Parcels, of an average gross weight of 10lbs, each parcel are sent to every man in the course of every four weeks, in addition to 26 lbs. of Bread.
The cost to provide for the 72 local men is now
£216 : 0 : 0 EVERY CALENDAR MONTH.
Are you helping to provide for our own Men ?
The poor boys count on the parcels, not merely as a means of keeping body and soul together, but as the break in the monotony of their prison life, which saves them from unutterable despair.
Proofs of this are abundant in the assurances of exchanged prisoners that the parcels stood between them and starvation, and they speak not only for themselves but for their comrades who are still in captivity.
DONATIONS or promises of regular or Monthly subscriptions, which will be gladly acknowledged, should be sent to
Mr. J. REGINALD BARKER,
Hon. Organising Secretary,
RUGBY PRISONERS OF WAR HELP COMMITTEE,
9, REGENT STREET, RUGBY (Registered War Charity).
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF RUGBY.
To the Editor of the Advertiser.
ROLL OF HONOUR.
DEAR SIR,—At the last meeting of the Urban District Council a was expressed that a Roll of Honour to the memory of those men of Rugby who have, during the present terrible war, made the great sacrifice in their countries cause, should be compiled. The Council are very anxious and desirous of carrying out this object, but to enable them to do so it is necessary to prepare a list of all the men so far as can be ascertained. May I appeal through your columns to the relatives of all our Rugby men who have given up their lives in the noble cause, to send their full names, together with their rank and the Navel or Military unit to which they belonged, to me, so that the Council may be in possession without delay of as accurate a list of Rugbians as is possible.—Yours faithfully,
ARTHUR MORSON, Clerk of the Council.
CHEDGEY.—On February 23rd, ROBERT EDWIN CHEDGEY, officer’s steward, H.M. Destroyer “ Norman,” lost overboard and drowned at sea ; third son of Mr. & Mrs. Chedgey, Bitteswell, Lutterworth ; aged 23 years.
HEWITT.—In loving memory of ELLIS JOHN (JACK), youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Hewitt, 42 Dunchurch Road, Rugby, who was killed in action on February 27, 1917.—Not forgotten by his loving Mother, Dad, and Brother.
PRATT.—In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. F. PRATT, of the 6th Oxford and Bucks L.I., (New Bilton), who died of wounds on March 1, 1917, in France.—Still sadly missed by his loving Father and Mother, Sisters and Brothers.