The Intelligencer December 28, 1916 (page 5)

“Regarding the inventory of available man power which is to be taken during the first week in the new year, the following communication has been issued from the National Service headquarters:

National Service Week is drawing very near and the fact that the first week of the new year bears that title is something in which everyone in Canada has an interest. The men are interested because it is obligatory upon each of them, between the ages of 16 and 65 years, to fill out one of the cards the Government is sending to them through the post-office authorities.

The women are interested because their co-operation is being invited in seeing that their men-folk attend to this important duty. The children are interested because their school teachers have explained to them the meaning of National Service and the way in which father and the big brothers at home have to reply to the various questions. …

National Service means that we are to get into that frame of mind which will cause us to think of the needs of the country, to realize that the interests of the State have a greater claim on us than our self-interest. …

There are many ways of serving the nation besides going to the front. The man on the farm and the mechanic in a workshop may be serving the nation as usefully as the man in the trenches. …

The war is teaching us, or should be teaching us, great lessons. Terrible as are its effects, those who have faith in Canadian manhood hope and believe that the nation will emerge from this experience a stronger and a better people. If the meaning of National Service is understood, if the Government’s call for information is responded to in the right spirit, the coming year will be the banner year in Canada’s history.”

The Intelligencer December 28, 1916 (page 6)

“Good Workout Last Evening. Both Junior and 235th Intermediate teams had a splendid workout last evening, in fact one of the best this season. Several new men were out in both the junior and intermediate ranks, and for about an hour the men were matched together in a very stiff game, under able coaching of Ernie Lang. …

A good representation of the 235th Intermediates were out. All these players are little known in Belleville, and are being watched with interest by the local fans. The team is composed of some very good men and is gradually rounding into shape, and with good ice and weather, a strong line-up will face the puck at the opening game on Monday, Jan. 8th, with the Frontenac at Kingston.”