Potato de­cree

Stirling Observer - - INTIMATIONS -

said to be “look­ing well” de­spite com­ing through some se­vere fight­ing dur­ing the pre­vi­ous two years.

The son of Mr and Mrs Charles Wright, Kin­buck, was home on leave.

For gal­lant con­duct on the field of bat­tle be­tween April 9 and 11, 1917, he was awarded the Mil­i­tary Medal and pro­moted to cor­po­ral.

Be­fore the war, he was a fore­man with Messrs Pullar, Ash­field. hearty wel­come from his many friends in Doune and Deanston.”

Pte Joe Pet­tie, serv­ing with Cana­dian forces, was also back in Doune.

Be­fore go­ing to Canada, he worked as a plumber in the vil­lage. The Ob­server re­ported that an or­der had been is­sued pro­hibit­ing the sale, ex­cept un­der cer­tain con­di­tions, of potato va­ri­eties known as King Charles V, Great Scot and Tem­plar grown in Eng­land, Scot­land and Wales this year.

These va­ri­eties were not to be dis­posed of or moved from the premises in which they were stored ex­cept un­der li­cence.

Any grower hold­ing stock of over five tons was to make a full re­turn by Septem­ber 17.

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