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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD* i�u�-*ju^i- �.,. i...i,j��a.u-..a j l i. minus BRINGING UP FATHER" NDAY, APBII, 1/1, By G. McManiw [ J'. WELL �*M 40NNA TAKE. You COT THERE HOW- IT'LL. HELP TO , In speaking of the food problem Miss MacAdams stated that to her the outstanding feature in Canad^a was t 1 � Butted in on Crap Game Where There Were $32,000 on the Table , Chicago, April l.-Sergt. Francis Cole, idol of the soldiers at Camp Johnson, Jacksonville, Fh�, was brought back a' prisoner today on a charge of robbery. The story dates back a year. On March 16, 1917, there was a big game In progress-craps-in a hotel on 47th street. One of the players had $23,000 on the table, and scattered about the board was about 19,000 more. ' Six men came in, ,flve of them masked, one unmasked, and held up the 'game. The robbers got $12,000 and vanished. It ia alleged that the �unmasked man was Cole, who was not in the army then. He ,went to Cleveland and enlisted. At tbj same time he bad induced twenty-six wher men, chauffeurs to enlist, Cole quickly became a sergeant and was about to take an examination for further promotion when his arrest came.  * 8TECHER VERY ILL     Omaha. Neb., March 31.- Joe 8techer, former wrestling champion, is reported ill at his home in Dodge, Nebraska. Steelier in said to be suffering from pneumonia and ia in, a critical condition. CLEVELAND BEATS ALL-STARS. Cleveland, March 31.-The Cleveland hockey club won the seconA game from the All-Stars of C*haaY A*t night four to two. OFFER AS PILOT Returned Veteran of Toronto Ball Club Doesn't Want Job as Manager Toronto, March 30.-Bill O'Hara. popular Canadian born outfielder of the Toronto ball club and later Flight Lieutenant of the R.N.A.S., has declined the position as manager of the Toronto ball team in the new baseball league which will succeed the International. "Bill," who has "done his bit," was offered the leadership of the Leafs by President James McCaf-fery in New York yesterday. Bill is �t present delivering a series of lectures on "Tommies, tanks and trenches," and was unable to take the Job. INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE - ENLISTS WITH CANADIANS. Vancquver, B.C., March 30.-Bert Kortlang, an- international sportsman, has enlisted voluntarily in the 6th Canadian Field Engineers, in training here. Kortland in the years 1909 and 1810 was, according to the averages, the leading Australian cricket bats" man. He is known In sporting circles througbpiitx�an*da and the United States ilBWisTl ' gland as well as in Ana- the great abundance of food and the carelessness iu the use of it. She could not see any serious curtailment ct food nor any strong indications of present food regulations being carried out. Iii England it is a serious offence to waste or hoard food; here sugar and flour are laid up and it is not even considered morally wrong, though undoubtedly it is selfish. Necessity has imposed upon England the need for food conservation and the ^elimination of waste. The food situation is serious but we do not bear much of It here because the people do not discuss the food shortage. They art too good sports to talk of it in the face of other tragedies and it is regarded as an Inconvenience but not tragic. She gave Instances of the scarcity of iee, milk (1 pint for 4 persons), meats, imported fruitn, cream which can only he got by a doctor's prescription, soap, leather, eggs, sugar, fat, Jama and marmalade. Deserts are almost entirely eliminated aa they are hard to make without eggs, sugar, white flour, milk or suet. There is constant rigid Inspection to examine the garbage cans and it is a serious offence to find even halt a slice of bread in them: In the hospitals practically nothing is thrown away. Even the fat is rendered from the left-over scraps of meat, and collected from the dish-water for use in the making of munitions. Conditions are going to be worse unless we send supplies, for, as Rumania has been taken, Russia's help has gone, and Australia is too far away, the supply of wheat must come from Canada. We should realise our responsibility, not eating unnecessary foods and avoiding waste that we may send supplies overseas. We are making many Bock's here in Canada, says Miss MacAdams, but not too many. Enormous numbers are needed because the life of socks is short. Labor and soap are scarce with the result that socks are washed badly in hard water, they shrink and harden, and hundreds of socks can never be worn again. While the material in them is saved and used again, it is necessary for us to keep up the supply. Misj MacAdams' praise of the Red Crdss was high: Today it is doing thirty times bb much as in 1915 and that with absolute efficiency. An'accurate and detailed account is kept of all supplies and they are watched from the time they are dispatched till they are distributed. The Red Cross can always be. drawn on in an emergency and is handled in a most capable manner. Arrangements have been made by which, the next-of-kin may visit their wounded in France, also many Canadian hospitals have been built there, entirely manned by Canadians, for the French. , The supplies are well-distributed and the convoys handled largely by women. Nothing the Kcd OroBB ms.kea can be sold, few salaries are paid and thus expenses are kept down. It does great work in supplying comforts to the sick which they would not otherwise receive and we should support it to the utmost. Another interesting fact was her statement that the C.A.M.C. considers the best of skill none too good for its soldiers, hence does not use V.A.D. nurses in wards. These are ohly to be found in Canadian private hospitals caring for th/ slightly wounded or in convalescent hospitals where skilled nursing is not; so necessary. Tho R.A.M.C. cannot obtain enough skilled help and here we find most of the V.A.D. nurses who are doing splendid and heroic work. While in France Miss MacAdams saw the men of the 10th Battalion, many ot whom are from Lethbridge. At the end of her splendid lecture a vote of thanks was moved to MiBS MacAdams. Musical numbers were given by Miss Minnie Hazel and Mr. Young. IITISH AND Fl DEFENCE STONE WALL (CONTINUE!* FHOll FRONT PAGl) nearby, in which were the Americans. ' Fifteen hundred followed the lead of their dashing brigadier - out Into the swirling battle line, where they were strung over a front of 1200 yards, against which hords of Germans wero being flung. Tt seems almost inconceivable that these defenders, brave unto death though they were, could have been able to . hold the long sector, but they held. The enemy advanced in force and hurled themselves time and time again at the British line in this region, but they found no weak spot. This composite force ' stood, as gallantly and as well as their comrades to the right and to the left. They clung on for many hours until the regulars came up. This is a sample ot the fighting spirit which allied soldiers are showing in this time of stress. A NOBLE SPIRIT This incident is more spectacular, but hardly finer in spirit than that of seven British soldiers. These lads had been home in England on leave, and on landing at a channel port in France they " could find no transportation to the front. Did they sit down and wait? They did not. They tramped almost every foot of' the way to the battle lines to take their places beside their hard-pressed comrades. READILY OBEY OROERS With the French Army in France. Mar. 31.-The closeness of the co-operation between the French and British commanders and troops was well illustrated by an incident which occurred recently at the southern part of France. The Germans were observed taking up positions on a hill and a small detachment of Canadian cavalrymen, who the previous day found themselves with the French army corps, received orders to occupy the summit. Dismounting, they clam-bored' up the hillside, but shortly after were driven off.. The commanding general reprimanded them for retiring and'ordered (hem to return immediately to the hill. The Canadians mounted their horses and rode to the summit under a withering fire and held the position until Joined' by a larger fqree. Alberta Buffet and Grill 411 Fifth St. S. Opposite ORPHEUM THEATRE Still at the Old Stand EVERYTHING FRESH AND CLEAN STRICTLY WHITE HELP GEO. ADDISON - PROP. Phone 4827 Ton-and-a-Half Trucks on Exhibition Use Our Free Air and Water Stand At Your Service BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mgr. ;