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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta *AOB Foim Wtbbrtt^e t^ctnVb � Xetbmbfit, Hlberta DAILY A NO WEEKLY Proprietors and Publlshom tHt UBTHBRIDGC HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED S3 �th Street South, Lethbridge W: A. Buchanan President and Managing Director fehn Torrance  - BuslntM Manager �-- i TELEPHONE* {Wetness Oflice .......... JBdltorial Office .......... 1252 1224 j_ Subscription Ratej; Daily, delivered, per week......19 i DaUy, delivered, per year .....$5.00 i jbalqr, by mail, por year......$1.00 /Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 !>W*ekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.0� ; Dates of expiry of subscriptions s> Kar daily on address label. Accept- j tie of papers r.ftc. expiratictt date is j lour authority to continue the sub- j scription. j THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The British have withdrawn from ;the historic salient of Passchendaele near Ypres, and though with deep regret they abandon this, it is with much relief from the terrible strain of sustaining it. The troops will now ' be better able to protect the hiph-' ways to the channel ports. The news this morning is considerably cheerier, although the days of anxiety have not yet passed by any means. The British were forced gain to withdraw from the bitterly fought ground at Wytschaete. but the Germans have been able to gain little really vital ground since Tuesday morning, and the British lines are holding firm. the selective feature of the Military Service Act. ,� � For after all, tierc is nothing so important oe winning tjfe war. All other considerations should be settled by the questton "What If the Germana win?" We cannot for  moment accept the possibility of a German peace. It but remains therefore to supply the men and munitions which will assure victory. There must be no hanging back because the Vnited States is sending across a large army. We will need all the men Britain, Canada and the United States and all the rest of the allies can supply. Not delay but cooperation with all the forces and resources of all the allies is what is needed. And the maximum of power in men, munitions and supplies must be provided NOW. No use to wait till it is too late. And that is why the Herald believes the people of Canada will accept the latest dictates from Ottawa. We know it is going to mean a great sacrifice in the case of many young men, heretofore exempted but who will now be called up for active service. Especially will this be true in the c;i?e of farmers* sons. :S'o one will minimize the sacrifice. But the decision rests not here in Canada: it ivsts on the western battlefront where the German monster is making his last supreme effort. Nothing else matters if the decision there is unfavorable. Canadian farmers, and the sons of Canadian farmers, knowing this, will accept the latest drastic pronouncements from Ottawa. mE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HftRALD THURSDAY^ APRIL 18, 1918 TABER ELECTRICIAN DIES OF INJ Geo. Bain, Badly Injured, Dies in Medicine Hat Hospital -Leaves Family "Citizens who are not for the U.S. in the war are against the U.S. in the war." That is the principle which has been laid down south of the line. It applies in Canada with equal force. (From O'.ir Own Correspondent1 Taber, April IT.-Last week Miss Pease, contract writer for the Ellison and White Dominion Lyceum, visited Taber and wrote up a contract for a Lyceum course for next winter. Tho course will consist of five numbers: 3, The Cordova Concert Co.; 2, Ward Waters do.; 3, The Beverly Entertainers; 4, Mr. Garthvoil. lecturer. The fifth coursp has not been selected but may be a lecture by Dwlght Hillis, one of America's most brilliant orators, or an evening with the Schubert Sextette. The course will start in October and will extend through the winter and will possibly be held in the public school auditorium. A large committee of leading citizens are be-� hind this venture. The tickets for the course will be $3.00. and any proceeds : over and above expenses will be do-| nated to some patriotic purpose. A ! full announcement will ' be made at I the Summer Chautauqua. Geo. Bain Dead. I .Mr. George Bain, electrician at the : Canada West mine who sustained a severe fall from an electric light pole over two mouths ago. died on Wedn'es-; day evening at six o"clock in the .Me-j dicine Hat hospital. For some time ! after the accident there were hopes 1 tor his recovery, but eventually there ! came a relapse with much suffering. As a last chance he was taken to Me 'PICKED VP IN* PASSING w�� busy~mTn /Two thousand la grippe cases are reported in Milwaukee. Deaths in army camps in the V. S. for the past week totalled 290. An anti-loaflng bill has been adopted by the assembly' at Albany, N.Y. General A. Obregon, of Mexico, is on his way to Chicago from Seattle. Big Chicago packers are distributing back pay to the amount of ?4,-050,000. Two brothers at Macon, Mo., were killed when a gas tank exploded in the basement of their home. Four men were killed and three injured at Pomfret, Conn., in a collision between two heavy freight trains. Adolph Anton, f> bartender, was tarred and feathered at Ashland, Wis., because of alleged anti-Americanism. From July 1st to March 1st $251.-SiHl.OOO was paid in war taxes in the U.S. The amusement lew netted $3,708,000. Citizens of Lynbrook, L.I., have determined not to trade with any newsstand that keeps German language papers or publications for sale. Lieut. Russell W. Soper, .who is reported as killed in action, practiced as an architect in Sarnia before the war. Pte. Horace M. Robinson of Mit- dicine Hat on Monday nfcbt, but he ; che, who wag t'aken prisone, in oer -------- only lasted for a few hours after many tnree years ago has made nis is proposed to erect a now institution Coinage of fifteen-cent pieces is proposed in a bill introduced by Representative of nhotle Island. A sixty-mllo-an-hour gale has caused much damage to shipping at Philadelphia and the Delewaro River. A. W. Houck, of St. Louis, shot and killed himself on a B. and O. train as it was backing into the Union Station. By direction of the President, Lt.-Col. John R. Procter, Adjutant-General, is relieved from detail in the Adjutant-General's Department. Rudolph Blankenburg, elected mayor of Philadelphia on the reform ticket a few years ago, in a memorable political battle, died at. his home there. Within a few days of the close of its drive for funds in Greater Winnipeg, the Red Cross has netted slightly over $400,000. Word has been received that Pt?. Small, formerly of tho staff of the Watford Guide-Advocate, died of wounds received in action. Pit. R. C. Kerr, formerly pastor of tbe Baptist church at Flesherton, has been killed in action. In 1916 he went overseas as a sergeant, but reverted to the ranks in order to get to France. Brantford Equal Franchise Club is forwarding a petition to tho Ontario Government that women representatives be placed on the board of censors for moving pictures. A scheme is on foot to amalgamate the Rldeau Street Protestant, General and St. Luke's Hospitals in Ottawa. It THE CITY COMMISSIONERS I AND THE AUTO TRUCK. ! The city commissioners maintain ' that the new truck will do the work ; it was purchased to do. : The Herald is strongly of the opin-, >- Ion that the same efficiency could : have been secured by purchasing a, lighter, less costly truck. lor the gar-i bage department. And we will con-1 tinue to maintain that position till j ,'*"�;e can be shown that the $4,000 truck; can be equipped to do the work it J i; was purchased to do. The present | equipment will do no more work in j collecting garbage than a truck which j � could have been purchased in Leth- i. fridge for $1,300 or less. That's the Situation as we see it and as the majority of citizens see it. Commissioner Sraee makes a poor showing when he endeavors to accuse the Herald of ulterior motives in its criticism of the garbage truck. As a matter of tact the Herald merely published, in the first instance, the criticisms of a number of interested ratepayers. The ratepayers were quite within their rights in voicing their criticisms, and the Herald was merely doing its duty in the public interest in publishing them. The Herald has published (criticisms of the civic government in the past and will continue to do so in the future. There is: no question of an ulterior motive now nor at any other time. OPEN WARFARE ON THE WEST FRONT. Open warfare is in sight, in the Opinion of a Toronto Globe critic, That is the most important result of the fighting of the past three weeks. = Hindenburg and Lndendorff are going to be in a .-position to try out their theory that German troops are better fitted for a war of motion than a war of the trenches. They may also believe that they can plan battles more .successfully that the Allies, but as to that the future must speak. The record of the past is against them. The battle of the Marne was won by the wit of the French Staff as truly as- by the valor of the French and British armies. Focb, the master planner of the Allies, has a. reputation not interior to that of Ludendorff as a scientific soldier. Little has been heard of from him since he assumed command, but we may be sure that in the crisis of the greatest struggle of the war he is not idle. If open warfare comes, the people of Britain, ot the United States, and of the British Dominions will put their trust fully and unreservedly in the great Frenchman who fights not only for an Allied victory, but to rescue from the hand* of the cruel invaders the soil of his native land. The city commissioners declare the criticism of the auto truck is scurrilous. They expect the people- tb know what is in their minds. Because the commissioners knew the truck body was not up to specifications was no reason the people should know it. The Herald was told at the city hall last week that the new truck was here, and announced the fact. We were not told that it was not up to specifications, so did not announce that fact. Hence the public did not know 1t, and they are not to be blamed for voicing their criticism of the truck as it appeared on the streets as a garbage collector. -If there were any explanations to make the time to make them was when the commissioners learned the truck was not up to specifications. CANADA ADOPTING STERN MEASURES. j . Realization that only stern meas- ] urea would suffice to stem the German attacks on the west front is reflected in the new man-power bill, including Irish conscription, in the British parliament. Realization that Canada must not lag In doing her share is reflected in the amendments tot Canada's manpower measure, the Military Service Act. Changes in the Act which are now being considered at Ottawa are drastic in the extreme, but the Her-aid is of the opinion that the people' of Canada have at last been fully aroused to a realization of what the war means, tod that they are prepared, 36 a consequence, for the most heroic measures to meet the need. Last December the people of this Dominion accepted the principles of conscription. The plan adopted then was a selective one. Events on the Vfestern , front however have moved With such rapidity that where we had believed the man-power needs could be met by a somewhat easy form of Selective conscriptioti, we now find tjiat, if the Hun is' to be defeated, %o must go further and take men as they' are needed with less regard for fFYom Our Uwn CorresponflenO Cardstori. April 16.-Red Cross work is still active in Cardston and the following list of goods was chipped out in the last two weeks: 24 sheets, 204 cotton binders, 20 T bandages, 15 pyjarna suits, 90 pillow slips, 10 M.T. bandages, 44 arm slings, 11 kit bags, V> surgical gowns, 3 2 dressing gowns, 3 day shirts, 74 bed socks, 19 pairs day socks-, 41 >towels. 10 fomentation wringers. Membership in the society is growing daily, it now numbers about 750 names and still they are coming in. On Friday evening, in the school house, Mr. Tinken Leong will put on a sho* in aid of the Red Cross funds, the whole of the proceeds without any deduction whatever will go to the society. He will be assisted by other Chinamen, and ice'eream and refreshments will be served free. The Chinamen of the town and district will donate their services free in order to make as big a surplus in aid of the Red Cross as possible. There will be eight acts, exclusively Chinese, and they will supply their own music. The amusement committee of the Cardston Red Cross society, headed by Miss A. N. Sykes, is making all arrangements, so this entertainment promises to be quite unique in the annals of the town and will be a great succt-s-s. Mr. Tinken Leong has already made a great deal of money-for the iled Cross society in British Columbia. The weather continues ideal \ar seeding but we could do with a little less of the chilly wind. The grain is being put in fast under the best, of condition;?, and if all goes well we shall he considerably ahead of last year as to seeding, for last spring the land was too wet a great part of the time to make working it easy. The Senate Military Affairs Committee revealed that the iJ.S. Government is building the largest aiul most powerful bombing piano ever feonslrncted."-' '-,  '� * 1J - reaching there. Mr. Bain was a young man of Stirling character, and capable and diligent in business. He will be greatly missed in town. He was a member of the old Taber football '. team and at the time of his death. an officer of the Tabor Forum. He leaves behind a wife aid two-children, i toward whom the sympathy of the1 whole community is extended. Important Work. ] On Sunday last Mr. A. D. Archi-1 bald, field secretary for Alberta Social Service league, spoke in the Presby-; terian. Methodist and Mormon I churches, giving an_ interesting account of the important work the league is doing, especially in respect to prohibition, child welfare and venereal disease. On Saturday Mrs. Geo. Devitt was successfully operated on for appendicitis by Dr. Rose at the Taber hospital. A Presentation. . I The ladies of Knox church on Tuesday afternoon held a social gathering in the lecture room of the church in honor of Mrs.'McCallum, who is leaving Taber on Thursday to reside in! Bingham Canyon, Utah. Refreshments were served and a most pleasant time spent. Mrs. Donkin contributed much to the enjoyment of the gathering with her singing. The chief event of the afternoon was the presentation to Mrs. McCallum of a life membership in the W.M.S. of the Presbyterian church in Canada. The presentation was made by Mrs. Bryan I on behalf of the ladies of the congregation. Short addresses were also given by Mrs. Willard and Mrs. Bryan. Mrs. McCallum was the first president of the local W.M.S. and ha* always taken a deep Interest in its work. Soldiers of Soil-On Tuesday evening Mr. C. Mc-Kinnon, zone superintendent of the Soldiers of the Soil movement for Southern Alberta, addressed the United C.S.E.T. class in the public school, A number of the boys expressed their intention of enlisting and took application forms. At the close of the meeting Mr. McKinnon met with a number of the citizens and organized a local committee to further the interests of the S.O.S. movement in the Taber district. The following constitute the committee: President, Mr. J. H. Robinson; Vice-president, Mr. T" Henderson; secretary, Mr. F. Wat-kins; with Revs. Philips, Taylor, Bryan, Bishop Haines and Messrs. G. Dickson, B. Grubb, B. Smith, D. Malo and J. T. Horrigan. All farmers desiring boys to assist them on the farm should apply to this  committee through Mr. Watklns. As well as all | boys desiring to enlist as Soldiers of i the Soil. A large medal from the ; King; will be presented to every boy i who satisfactorily spends three months on the farm this summer. This will , be in acknowledgement of patr.'otic j services rendered. All boys 13 and | 14 years of age will be placed at | home or with relatives. Boya 15 to | Tj who sign up will be liable for ser-l vice anywhere in the province. But i it will be the endeavor of the committee to place them only in the best homos, and as near to their home town as possible. It is expected that the wages of boy^ 15 to 19 years will run from $35 to $50 per month. A Wedding. On Monday afternoon the Rev. A. C. Bryan united in marriage Mr. William Ruffert of Didibury and Miss Marie Schilly of Mooae Jaw. Mr. and Mrs. Kuffert will reside in Medicine Hat for some time. Honor Mrs. Bates. The members of the Woman's Institute held a most enjoyable gathering last Friday afternoon in the home of .Mrs. H. Beard. Over twenty ladies were present. During the course ot the afternoon a cut glass dish was presented to Mrs." Thomas Bates in appreciation of the faithful valued service she has rendered the Institute while in Taber. Mrs. Hates is removing shortly to Calgary. Measles-and German at that-are beginning to decimate our classes in the public school. Mr. James Ostland, one of our returned soldiers, has been appointed check welgh-man at the Canada West mine. escape according to official word to to accommodate 500 patients, his pareuts. - - A scheme for the voluntary ration- Dr. James E. P.ussel. dean of the ing of beer in England is being ar- Teachers' Coliego, Columbia Univer- ranged between the , Government's sity. states that German educational- Liquor Control Board and the liquor ist methods schools. are menacing U. S. Fire in the new Pennsylvania hotel under construction in New York, spread across the street and did from $75,000 to $100,000 damage in a row of two and four storey houses. A beautiful brass tablet was unveiled in the First Baptist Church, Brantford, as a memorial to fifteen heroes from the church who "have given their lives for King and country. trade. Many married couples, with children, have made application at the immigration and colonization' office at Winnipeg for work on farms this summer. Nearly two thousand "Canadian soldiers are now burled in England, and nearly every grave has a cross above it. Mrs. Astor has laid out a beautiful cemetery adjoining the Canadian Cliveden Hospital. Delhi canning factory'started on the big Government order tor pork and beans. The Brantford Merchants' Clnb decided to continue the half holiday in July and August. Winnipeg bricklayers had their wages Increased to 80' cents an hour, with 44 hours a week. - \ Four highwaymen robbed a N.Y.C. train of $5,000 worth of goods, afterwards found In a field. Storm In Now York did thousands of dollars' worth of damage. One woman was killed and fifty persons Injured. Montreal has an increase of more than U.O00 automobile licenses so fnr this year. Last year the total was 10,-100. The bill changing the name of the Canadian* Society of Engineers to "The Engineering Institute of Canada'' was adopted. Telephone girls who volunteered for service during recent London air raids have been awarded a special badge of honor by the government. Retail grocers at Ottawa claim they are not being allowed a legitimate profit In bread in consequence of the price charged by bakers. Gems worth $11,000 were found in a bedpost' when .Herman Heyer was arrested for numerous burglaries on Long Island. I A (luarternmster and two other men lost their lives when overcome by fumes in the hold of a steamer at. New York. The United States is about to issue 100,000 half dollars to commemorate the centenary of Illinois' entry into the Union. At Highwood Stock Farm, West Oxford, T. G. Gregg held a sale of U0 pure-bred Holsteins and a number of young calves, for which $11,133.50 was realized. Dr. J. W. Wheeler, of Cornwall, was convicted of having procured an abortion on a Toronto girl, and was sentenced to the penitentiary at Kingston for five years. Marwin, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. .Tas. Bird, of Lapeer, Mich., was accidentally killed by failing under the wheel of a wagon heavily loaded with hay. Rev. Dr. Endicott, who for three months has been on a tour of inspection of the mission fields of China and Japan, will arrive in Toronto in about two weeks. John Little, who went to Portage la Prairie, Man., in 1882 tram Tlllson-burg, died in Winnipeg. Surplus of the Winnipeg Hydro at the beginning of .the year wts $1M,-177.07, and is now �29,7��.24. Eight Austrians are held at Pittsburg for complicity in a plot to kill President Wilson and foment strikes. During a fire in Bast 102nd street, New York, a hundred families were driven to the icy streets. Fifty horses were saved. Five men are held at CoJIinsvlile. (11., in connection with the lynching ot Robert P. Prager, an alleged German sympathiser. One hundred and forty thousand lawyers have been enlisted in a campaign to uncover enemy property In the United States. V. s. Government has taken over plant of tbe Bayer Company, one of the largest chemical producing corporations in the world. Twenty-five million dollars will be spent on a new war base m Brooklyn, which will be an expeditionary depot for storage of supplies. An'eight-year-old boy has been awarded $18,000 at White Plains, N.Y'., for tbe loss of a leg when knocked down by a street car in 1915. Two Mexicans ware killed near El Paso by an American caralry patrol In returning the fire of armed Mexicans firing across the Rio Grande. Rep. Britten, ot Illinois, claims the existence of a "military clique" which is detaining 12,000 marines in the Stntes. The military police at Kingston are looking for four defaulter* under the Military Service Act who cut the bars of the detention quarters at Artillery Park and escaped. About 100 women of the Red Cross Auxiliary and Soldiers' iM Society held a knitting conteet at Woodstock, in which 672 pairs oi socks were knitted in twenty days. That some men are paying as high as $::o,000,000 income tax- is stated by Charles E. Eaton, of -the U. S. Shipping Board, and they do not "squeal." Rev. G. R. B. Kinnsy, BA, ot the British Columbia Methodist Conference, who went oversees about two years ago, recently lectures before the Royal Geographical Society, while on leave in Londoa, on "Mountain Climbing in the Canadian Rockies," and was created a fellow ot the society. . Th(; Australian war loan has now rouchvd a::js,ooo,uoo Rinex-sofed shoes permit real economy in footwear by incrflteMg the wearing quality of shoes. Rinex soles cut the family shoe bill in half because they wear twice as long as ordinary leather. Rinex has ushered in a new era for footwear - footwear that docs wear, that has long life and real life. * Rinex is rubber and fibre, scientifically combined to give the greatest comforty-toughness and resiliency - rubber for resiliency, waterproofness, lightness and wear-fibre for strength,^permanettcy and non-slipping qualities. The business man, the professional man; the housewife, the chtU. dren - all find comfort, genuine satisfaction and economy in Rinex soles. A lighter work day, more vigor in the step, relief from fatigue are additional features. For all shoes, for alt the family, Rinex soles answer the problem of high COSta because they give greater service. Be sure your next pair of shoes have Rinex soles - they'll look better sod wear longer. I Double the usefulness of your old shoes by having them Rinex-ed. Be sure that Rinex is on the sole. It insures satisfaction. Rinex soles are-made and guaranteed by Canadian Consolidated Rubber Go* Limited Head, Office: s Montreal. Western Branch**: Winnipeg. Brandon, Waajtne, Basketaptfc Edmonton, Gatlgaurjr, LeAhtoridg*. $ ;