Today in the Dauphin Herald – March 6, 1919

King Decorates Maj. Barker

London, March 4 – King George held an investiture Saturday at Buckingham Palace and conferred eight Victoria Crosses and many other military honors.
The hero of the occasion was Major WM. G. Barker, of the Royal Air forces, of Dauphin, who received not only the Victoria Cross, but the Distinguished Service Order with bar and the Military Cross with two bars.

Major Barker Writes Major Bowman

Anglo-Chilian Hospital,
6 Grosvenor Square.
London, W. 1, 7, 2, 19.
Dear Mr. Bowman:
I received your very kind and most welcome cablegram while in the hospital in France, but owing to the difficulty I have in writing I have delayed answering it till now.
I have been on my back for 15 weeks, but will soon be getting about now. The wound in my right thigh is doing well; but the one in my left hip is pretty bad yet. My left elbow is missing but the arm is doing well.
I am of course, anxious to get back to Canada and Dauphin again, and hope to be able to travel in about three months’ time if no complications set in.
I remain sincerely yours,
W.G. BARKER

Bicton Heath

Winnipegosis, March 1.
A meeting of the farmers of the district was recently held for the purpose of organizing a branch of the Grain Growers’ Association. The meeting was addressed by Ernest Marcroft, who outlined the objects of the association in a very clear and concise manner. The officers elected are as follows: President Thomas Toy; vice, D. Crerar; sec.-treasurer, Frank Sharp. Six directors were appointed with James Laidlaw as chairman.
A social was held on the 21st alt. in connection with the association and was a very successful affair.
The meetings of the branch will be held on the first Friday in each month. All farmers who are interested in the Grain Growers movement are invited to attend the meetings. The ladies are also invited to attend.
Adelard Dumas, of North Dakota, arrived here last week and is staying with Mr. Laidlaw for a short time. His family and stock will arrive later on.
Walter Cooper is still keeping up his reputation as a worker. He has cleared up most of his farm this winter and shows remarkable vitality for a man of 72 yeas of age.

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