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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE ROMANCE OF THE RED TRIANGLE Whit the Y.M.C.A. is Doing for Our Soldier Boys IfVliGn, durlitg Ui� years, decades and ttiHurles foiro>lng the cloao of the var, lilBtorians write tlioir volumes regarding it there -will, JoublleBS, be differences of opinion as to Us uauscH and its effects. But there �ill, un-douMeUly, he one feature In connection with the great war upon which there can scarcely be any difference of opinion rcBardlng its poleocy and value. And that particular feature is the part the Y.M.C.A. played In catering to the spiritual and temporal welfare of the valiant spldiers, no matter from what cllm�, country or heml-tphere they came or what creed they profBssed, who took up arms In do-fence of liberty, home, justice and democracy. Just as In no previous age, ancient or modern, has there'been a war ap� ])roachine in bia^^nltade that now being waged, bo it can with equal truth be said that never in all previous wars has there been a work In-connection with the welfare of the Boldler.i engaged in the conflict approaching in magnitude th.it which Is now being carried on by tho Y.M.C.A. organization. Wlierever the soldier hoy goes in response to the call of duty, " Y" men follow close upon his heols, and where The difficulty with which .the "T" Is beset to-day is not liraitutlon of opportunity lor service. It )a the necessity for more men and more money in order to respond to tho fullest possible extent to the Macedonian cry from allied nations for tho particular assistance which the men of tho Red TriaiiKle have proved tUem-aelves capable m. ''^if Le settles for the time being, whether jl in city barracks, training ground, ho.s-l)ital, rest carap, or front line trenches, tlierc they iiang up the bright Red Triangle, tho insignia of their order, und servo him to the limit ol" their ability and opportunity. To all intents aud purposes these centres of "Y" activity become to the soldier the nearest po.sslblo approach under the circumstances to tlio home and fireside which he has left in response to the call to arms. There ho can find rest, recreation anfl refresh' ment for mind and body, an abundant and free supply of stationery for the home letters he wislies to write, and an  ample supply of literatufe congenial to his various moods, while almost at his elbow as lie leaves the trcnClies tired, v^eary, or a "walking wounded," he finds a dugout, with its flaming Rod Triangle, v/hcre he can obtain a free and liberal .supply of hot coffee, cocoa, tea, etc., to Blrcngthen and fortify him for his jimrney to his camp in tho.rear " If it wasn't fer the bloody blokes 5u the bleeding 'uts," a Tommy is said to have roraarlced while .�sipping his coffee In a "y" hut somewhere in. Prance, "It 'li'ld be a 'ell of a time in the British army." Coarse and all a| the expression may he to dalicate ears It was possibly the most expressive language that "Tommy" could command In ^Ip order to give vent to his appreciation fi of the efforts of the "Y" to cater to his welfare. On that account the man-i ner of his expression may well be condoned. For, after all, it Is the sentiment, and not the words in which ha , clothes It, that determines the man. * That war, and particularly tBS" present one. Is hell there can be no doubt. But while that is so it Is { equally certain that, through tho In-Btrumentality of the Y.M.C.A., more \ bits of heaven have been injected Into t the soul of the hoys in arras than has t-j Hi- '^een the case la any previous war In �� history. ^ } That which the Y.M.O.A. lias afloem-t spUshed is Uttlo short of a miracle. Through the untiring zeal and self-v[l sacrificing efforts of Ita repreaenta-'^tlves the meBt.al, spiritual and physical ' life of the soldier has been developed ^and etrengthened, and hia- morale for .rsthe stress and strala of battle fortl- To-day the T.M.C.A, dees not hare to it, cap in hand, at the deor of the spectlve Korernmants etieaged In e Allies' cause, courtlnis permission Btabllsh huts and dufonts from Ich Its 8ocretarI�� and staff may e their fighting, men. It la the er way about. The respective irarnRienta are now importuning the " �� with tbe result that whweyer to-thd flag of an allied nation flies 8T� Is t� ba fouad somewhere the Triangle. And that means from !ander.s to South Africa. It has a :ce even in disturbed Russia. camp hospital in the Dominion, whlla special secretaries are on duty at tha discharge depots In Quebec and Halt-fax. Not only is the ensign of the Canadian "Y" scattered throughout t^ie camps in England and France, but it Is attached to dozens of ddgouts In the forward trenches, where its secretaries, continuously under shell fire, serve hot coffee, tea, chocolate, etc., to the tired, and often chilled, Canadian soldiers. When the hoys from the Land of tho Maple Leaf were driving the enemy from Vimy Ridge men of the Canadian ' Y " were right upon tlieir heels catering to their necessities as they fought. "Almost before the place was consolidated," wrote Brigadier-General Odium to Captain Wallace, the senior officer of the Canadian " Y," after the affair was over, " your representative, had a distribution centre at the crest of Vin*y Ridge and was serving biscuits and chocolate to the men." On another occasion, when, during a German drive, the military .lutliori-tles were unable to reach the men in the front trenches, the lives of many Canadian boys were ,saved by tha rations which were served gratis from � near-at-band " Y " dugout The work being carried on by the^ "Y" men of Canada stationed at the camps In England and France is as varied as it Is extensive. A part of tho educational work prpvides an opportunity for university students to continue their course of study. Religious services of a broad and helpful character are held daily. At least once or twice a *eek entertainments are held in, auditoriums capable of holding a thousand or more men, the entortainers being men arid women of the highest reputation. The physical wellbeing Is also well looked Bfter,-all manner of athletic sports being regularly provided. A thousand dollars a month is spent by- the Canadian " Y " on concerts in England alone, while equipment furnished and supplies purchased In February for the free use of our soldiers In England and Prance entailed an expenditure of $57,000. The effect which the efforts of the Canadian Y.M.C.A. Is having upon the moral, physical iind intellectual welfare of the soldiers of Canada, both at home and abroad, li most encouraging. To the parents who have sons among them the results should be gratifying. The writer has In his possession a letter from a mar. who is la charge of one of the " Y " huts at IVIUey Camp, in which he saya that out of a trainload of eight hundred men who were sent to a nearby town to spend Christmas Day, only one was under the Influenoe of liquor when the retuirn journey was flntshed at' eleven o'clock that nlfht. One could scarcely have obtained better results had It been a t.-alnload of eight hundred staid preachers Instead of that number of rollicking young soldiers. Ottawa, April 25.-The Citizen this afternoon publishes tlie following: "Dr. R. J. MacFall of the census and statistics brancli is the man in view as successor to W. F, O'Connor as cost of living commissioner. Like Mr. O'Connor, he is a Nova Scotian. "Dr. MacFall is a graduate of the University, of Columbia and was formerly a professor of political economy at the University .of""Minnesota. He has made a study of trusts and mergers." CITY AUTHORITIES WILL AID IN THE PRTOION GARO'S Editor Lethbridge Herald: Dear Sir,-The following letter has been received by the city council from the cliairniau of the food board, with an urgent request that every-tliing be done to stimulate tho cultivation of vacant lots and home gardens within the city. Tlio city council "have instructed me to advise the citizens that fliey will take special steps to prevent stray animals destroying gardens grown on vacant lots within the city limits, and wish to warn all owners of stock that the pound law.s will be rigidly enforced. Donald A. Duff. City Clerk. Dear Sir,-Tlio Canada Food Board is in receipt of a cable from Lord R'honrUla, British food controller, in which lie says: '�\Ve cannot achieve victory without food. There never was a time wbon it was more needed." Tho gr.ivity of tho food situj-tion cannot , be over-slated^. .As one actively in touch with the vacant lot and home garden movement in your com-numity, may we assume that every effort is being made to produce vegetables tliis year on the widest, possible scale. . Yours truly. Canada Food Board; F. .\braham, chairman Vacant Ix>t and l-fome Garden Section. Ottawa. April 2;",.-.Menilinrs of llin staff of tho director .UMinTiil of medical services appciircil liiis luoniiiiK boforo tho apcciul coniii.it(fo of thi-liouKO appointed to cnnsidn- iIh; report of the board of jicii.iioii ('oiiimis-sioncrs, giving iiifonii:il ion regurdiUK .several que.stion.s whirh the comniis-sion lias boon IryiiiK to solve tiiiice itK ijiaiifiuralion. The rflinj^eticy of liio variou.'; examiiiins; liounls w;irt one matter under diHciis.^ion. Complaints of aoUlier.s rcgiirrtinK tho awarding of pciiHioiis were also investigated and 11. wiis sliowii tluit many grlovanccs were .justincd, Sergt, 11, A. ,l.'irviH, represonling the' Army and Nav.v Veterans, .submitted compiaint:, rtiHiinling pension awards, lie stated that (li.seriiiiiiia-liou was made between olticcrH a.iui moil, in some cascH iieiinioii.s beins inadequate and in olliej-.s I'air pensions were reduced for no apinirent roason. Ho suggested uniformity of pensions and thouglit it-wotiUl be advisable if representatives of the men were appointed to the boards. A maximum of $1000 a year with $100 a year .for each child in the ease of married menr'he believed, would suit all cases, the maxjimuiu lieing paid to n:3n totally disabled. Col. J. 11, Cameron stated that according to his opinion a mau's pension was flxed on His ability to earn a living on the open market of tho World, not on his disability. Col, McGillivray, tlie next witness, said that in tlie early days of the war oITicers in charge of battalions were so anxioijs to have their units attain full strength that, the nieMteal tq-cords of volunteers were destroyed. Pay of Officers Heterring to the pay of ofUcers, the witness said It is tho same as ten years before the war, A captain.witli a wife and family on the present i)ay goes behind $100 a month. .Mr. Nickle read a lettqj- lie hart received from a prominent doctor criticizing tile decisions of the pensions board as to dlsabilitie.s and suggested tho appointment of a medical board of review in each military district before whom men could apiily personally. Captain Conger, officer of the paymaster general's oflice, wlio has charge of the post discharge pay of soldiers, said that it was the practice to deduct �Dver-payments made lo a soldier or his wife when he is discharged. As a rule, lie said, tho overpayments were not large. Replying to a cjuesti^a by Hon. Mr, Row-ell, tlie witness said that the deduction of any considerable amount would likely leave a discharged soldier without funds. FRIDAY^S GROCERY SPECIALS 1 lb, tins V/allaces' Fresh Herring. ' Regular 1:5c. Friday .............". , Brunswick Sardines, in oil, or niuGt.ird, Regular 10c, Friday. 3 tins ......... Fel.-;, Ntptha Soap. Regul.nr 10c. Friday, 6 bnrs..................... L'riryo Cartoons North West Soda Biscuits Regular 40c, Friday, 3 pkts.......... Medium Pork and Beans, Regular 20c. Friday, 3 tins ..................... 20c 25c 55c 1.00 40c Pkts, Rolled Oats (Robin Hood). Regular 35c. qa- Friday ................................ OvC 2'/2 lb. size Lemon Cling Peaches. Regular 45c. Friday, 3 tins .................... Cremette IVlacaroni, Regular 15c, Fridry,'2 pkts......................... Ef, Cbirles Evaporated Milk. Regular 15c, Friday, / tins ....................... H, P. Saii^e. Regular 30c. Frida.v, bottle ...................... LOO 25c 1.00 25c Deliveries Every Hour Phone 313 I)ICKED UP IN ASSING l=, FOR THE BTJSY KAN Cobourg has an increase of flG4,-5i2.78 in customs for the past year. NEW HUNGARIAN PREMIER. Zurich, Swit., April 2iJ, - Joseph Szyerenyi, minister of commerce in the retiring caliinet beaded by Dr. Wekerlo is to Ije the new Hungarian premier, according to advices received here today from Vienna. He is persona grata at Bcjrliii. being a strong advocate of the Central European policy. It is understood lie will be strongly opposed by the luirolyi party and by the Socialists. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? funiishrs nni]ile ])fool' of liis iiiielligeiiL and artistic wurit-in:inslii|i. I'lieaire patron.'; will receive a surprise wlu'ii llioy si: liiiii to drink, lie sinks so low tlia: iriends iniluce him lo visit the ('ana iliaii nortiiwest for .-.hange of scent ami possililo regeneration. The dra malic iiossiliillties following sucli � iiKin's entry into tho simple lives o: tlie residents of a remote Canadiai trading post, r>re said lo have beer excellent iy realized liy bolli direcfoi and actors, the result beiiiK a plioir) lilay of niuisual iiower and pallios, 1' is a "i-'irst .\aiional" a'ttracUoii. SONS OF ITALY LODGE OF COALHURST Benefit Dance In Aid of Italian Refugees Will Be Held In Percival's Hall, Coalhurst Or fRIDIiy April 26 Needs' Orchestra of bethbridge Will Furnish the Music. Tickets $1.00 Ladies' Free Refreshments Everybody Welcome GOD SAVE THE KING LAST TIMES TONIGHT "THE SON OF HIS FATHER" A GREAT PICTURE. SEE IT. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PATHE PRESENTS IRENE CASTLE "CONVICT 993" ALSO GOOD C9MEDIES. TONIGHT LAST TIME .Prices 10c-25c Mitchell Lewis in a mighty drama of the Northland. "The Sign Invisible" c : : ; : in action in France. < ? � "** ** ** ** *�* ** ** ** ** *t* �* ** 'C* *C' What the Press Agents Say at tirAKt-AMi After telling his father to keep his half of the railroad in good condition, Gordon Carbhoy, otherwise known as Charles Ray, who is appearing in "The Sou of His Father" at Starland tonlgh a five thousand del starts out with ar check to run it EMPRESS- JL^ iONlGHT&TOMORROW 1^^, Tyrone Power in "The Planter" What You'll See In "The Planter" The Southern Mexican Jungle at its wildest wfth the natives of the country engaged In gathering rubber. Native yillages as they are conducted under the stockade system with white overseers. A raging fire that destroys an entire native village in the heart o� the rubber couiitry. A beautiful ^ Jlegtizo, Andrea, who cannot comprehend the manners or morals ot Northerners. A tropical storm that whips the wilderness with true tropic ferocity. up to a hundred thousan/1 within six months. It's a bet with his father- and the winner isn't the older man! Irene Castle,' celebrated everywhere as the best known woman iu America, will be at 'Starland Friday and Saturday in'"Convict 99:i,"a five ptirt Pathe play whlclv has been said by reviewers to be the best jjlcturo in which she bus yet appeared. This feature, signalizes the first appear- Tyrone Power, Star in "The Planter." Mutual Special, Also Miss Peggy O'Hara The Irish Nightingale 5?991?48 ;