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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta THE HERALD. CUKRIE AT 17 WAS LEADER AT SCHOOL Canada's Outstanding General Was Always Ready for a Prink. FIRST SQUAD DRILL r. K, KLL1OTT. GK.NKKAL KIP. AltTHUU CUP.- commander of Ihe Can-I- Alan' L'orps. (airly wet I known lo Ihe pulilic by reason of his as a soldier, and Mork-s his generalship and of ilia cnm- VjJsHS tltruugli Lie his parsed Mrilien and re-writ lien. Kill lltilu hits ever Leen writlt-n of tliu [lays when "Art Currle'' at- tended the old model school 'it j alralhioy, u-licre he had bis of squad drill, and where showed a nnturu! uptncis at in- which seemed to fore- soniothJug of his sfler sue- ICveii En c-arly days. Currie was 17 years of j t liad the natural quality of Itadtr-} find'was the stiir large clues of which lie vras a! atmfctr. Thire aie few members of tlic old nodej class .available lo relate Uiej itct'csting talca of the youth of Can- j da's; outstanding general, but one. Hie person of Jira. i- A. 'Gilmorc, of P.Lpley, Ontario, -JL' Sidelights on PuHic ftye Calgary Did Deserved Honor To a Distinguished Canadian Li.-Coi jolm A'l'sBcM Cmm, on Old Toronto 'Boy, Won D.S.O. frv His Splendid System of Caring for the Wounded at Passchendacle... .'i' -'opular Canadian-born Rhyme- ster Tried and Failed at Almost Everything. General Sir Arthur Qitrrie. N big civic receptiou I cd by the city of Calgary to the Stli l-'teld Auibulance on Its re- turn fi'Dir. frauce. Jnost pi'oaiin- cnt fiRiire was the commander ol Ihc Ambulance, i.icul. John Xisbe: D. S.O.. an old To- ron'.o boy. 'soa of Horace fJunn. vlce-preiilOent of liunus Liml end cousin Gunu, f.-C'ol. G. O. C. tho To- ronto M n tii r y ct. the civic banquet LIcul.-Col. W ALT MASON wrllc.s a prose poem daily which appears in papers having K combined circulation of lie makes money at It. The high coat of living lias no terrors for liim. Bui Walt was hot always-thus. At the' At Ounn Invested Service with the DJs Order ihc .Is wort; IH fwjiiisly tjeser to Cann. "At the- capture of ,UeUevue Kpur, oc Octo'jcr -2G. 1W7, durltig ilnj-.l'as- cnarfc of staiion uhicli' Ciir'Strcfc'hcr cases for tiie CiJua-liau Cor'os It was due to ttijr'ttiorfciijjh" method F. exceptional r and wounded wore all cared for Tlie Director of-, for i li fc Hecon d Arniy' J u ad drcssfuir medical1' of Ihrt Tihrd aftcy the -battle said lliat he had ntver. ace .wounded arrtvint ai Casualty Station beuer and so Lieutenant-Governor of ASlicrla. that bavins been won by the Colonel nt p.isschendaclc.' j The Sih Field "Ambulance.' which Col. Gutm commanded from the Somnie. in 191G, till the Sprint; of ivhcn be was sent to Euytend strttcher suffering from a se- vere attack of .trench ferer, is a medical unit wt-11 Knuwti to many well caj-ttE During ihc last year ot bin com- mand, Lt.-CoL devoted of bis time to an car, nose and throat clinic in Division, which relief to hundreds of sol- diers whose ailments In this special department ol medical science would other wfsc have been me what ne glected. Col- CJunn, befoi-e enlistinc Tojonto soldiers, esjiecially those o (he TUinl Division. It lias been in every "enyaSeinent from May, U06. till the firmiF.tiee. At Vlmy, the Sth 1'icld- Ambulance .was in charge of hittlefieM for tho' whole Third Division. At one of th foremost c-ye. car, specialists of He was horn -in Ailsa Craig- but cams wiih his to Toronto wlicn a attending ParVclate Coi- and .Ihe Medical College of tlie Unlvtrshy of Toronto, complet- 5ns his studies in Ixtpdon, Engiand. and Vienna before tijkins up practice In Calvary iii J3D7. He enlisted with the Second Divi- sion, and came to tlie Third Division to command the- StU Anihulance. wlicfi- L4.-COJ. S. iV.LHcwtis ftftally -vvbjBBed at the Som vlst element could possibly have HUC- ct-ciled but for ye i'tain .support Hint 11 received from the'city of Xew York itnd from was Hie a __. 1 vjLiuiiiiij. ini3 list; F AW10T1TT iLllIP tdUhe'Geiman element, I r Qll lrif.1'miBht out lL Hi JLTlUKvltli ttio'comlncr into iion-ct: of who some of Ihe liglilor lidti of Hfe in Uiose :m-.l lomc of Ihe cliarocicrisilcs then dls- certainly at- honied in the "drill class." Old Sergeant AVil- tan tlien. Ucforc jcginning tltc iiisiructict: his cl'iiK fat always reminded them tSiat he. what be ivaa tailing about. I spent 25 Her Ma- Jesiy's he' ivouUl lurit're., crillclzlng tlie class remark, "but don't gel OJscourogciT, ladies and gentlemen, Komo'. wasn't In a After a.-few weeks ibe students in turn were called oh V to hanOlc'lhe equad, Currle. when sailed out ivmilil-start by saying, "I you to remember lliai I knoiv -f: R'liat f an) Calkins about. Haven't j served '2o years (he was Ihc n 17) n Her Majesty's This o f fort y- f i he is now f if ly was a mislii and down and out. He says so himself. In The American Magazine he tells of liis earnest but hopiik-53 islrugytc ,to make u. .living in various lines of cn- of it silly." was so awfully de- manded ihc doughboy.: "Tell me, and' I'llT explain." lo io smaH j mcn Ihcir Ood. replied the giri, dublounlr, they call tiie seals iho Tlicn beciiino died." agent. In conncftlon wilh Ms fur mini; operations ;ii tins lie bccnmo inlercstefi hi dairying-, being con vine- I id the tench In their fallicrs. lie continued: "Williin iwo months ftfler H March (I917> revolution ]iio-Cci true that in it he had discovered htsfmaniem was found to be al work in (every of Kusrstftn life. Tlie After, otlrrr painful cscrclses wilh canic all ptirln. him or ..a UlUr in- I nrj llnnlsliaM' ivill 'do'i such. ileriilctl lo give lip eluded li.any ot Ilio active frora IIic roll'ons iKTf. who an tliicalcnint; InulnoM ami go In lor IIOKS. lu llct anybody froni.NapiicrCon who "c creeled n wonderful And ornnln rlNi-M-to torn'? to [lie garden IMMV." House. llic most sir-mini; nnrtl Currle announced, J peculiar teiluro of which a aljtcMom nt etalrnnvs. s.-lllerlM, Trolzky.- lllmself on Is liogs on flneliiio the c.ist sirio'of New- VorU, agHators from tbc XCH-: York en.nt followed in IJic unn ufrnlfl I would not lie _ ..lo rniiMto -the ivlld' roll, but inoro talconjcs I liii otticis made c-f iluff- tJtfore.l readied Ih'ft 'itr.Tid for ,lilm luid tho Xnpptrtcn toys Itat lliey iFiould -be overcome ii scrniiitiy nillnljcrff. Avt Cnrric kiieiv of .lie cotfrnxpou.l litniself I nii.l I Curric u 'tlic would IMJ cleyntloii of twenty feel .from t side nt Hie limo vt tlie Czar1? jjrbtuul. Tlio of this ._ iimrkalilc. stnioluro. ihc j on the -Novshy V'ro: thins inos; for is'cx-jthem' crcljio. -Iltil, Ihe ontcrprJsft'cndcd In f T have met lutmlveds tow. seen lliem me at home; in "You li'iivc rrfcri-eil to'the After, forno Sir. Mason j :i on, Knjporla J vi.it cicint-Dt that got Into Ofiwllo, .wheyff lie wi-inc he-'iviy fjtff- llif Mile of N'aw York. Uo ol ivlll vciilic JJy. he ivnn lr rlivrnis, l uiit wliifv he l In llir- ir.Tgcdy wlvle'i triunHrJi of Bolshevism In Kciifilor t bfilkvir thai Lols 'why do (andsV GOOD PAY L (JOOD joke VAS related recently by Mr.'II, O. Wells concerning a cerliln Idunl, much given lib One' dny Wells) h talking to ah old coilntryntun altout Once a Cub Reporter OTI Hamil- and Finally j City Editor., By oxis OF THE Opl> -liOVS. years qr in Ham- ilton a' rnllier7 scilate young; man, carrying1 a: substantial cane, and accompanied by a iliolips of'afl canln-js, i, to bo seen frequenting public :esr'maivinp ncriokot'happeulnss for" of 'iho city newspapers. That young' man' was of Llic Spectator: now developed ancl dignified into Major-General Moirl- soit, C.15-, C.M.G.. 1 To' who knew the bis early palmy days, as a Junior even, the gradual ascent is not at all "Eddie'1 was earnest In all he undertook. Wiiatcver 15 did he did with all might. Al- mosflhe thing in, fitted bimself as a proficient'short- hand writer, and. in wlicii'ouitc was County Cc-rl.rcjKirtcr. Ife entered newspaper gaino well he had a kee.n sensq of news, graphic descriptive powers anil, above all, tint good, old-fashioned, British TluHiloar tenacity which mado him lians oti lill ll.c whole siory.hafl been gathered and told lo his readers! Ho wrote, and doubtless, noiv u, free, round, running hand, tielng the togelJicr In that loopy, style, that, nt least, is easy for the writer, if not the comjwsltor. As timo rolled by he" bccamo City ctlitor of the ami nono filled llic post better. His quiet, dry humor and (acr, mingled with a firmness th.it was not disagreeable, kepi ground him. a whlcli for years fie considered b'est the I'htn tamo Ihe call lo Ottawa 16 be-' come editor of the Citizen. Tho siory uf how he "made good" there, bow lie v.-enl lo South-AfrJca "with tlio his return home and hJs evor.iful en- try -into Ihc professional nrmy needs no telling here. Ttiat mnjor-gencraisiilp had toTinvo a hesinnlns, nnd that beginning ivaa ,h] Hamilton, "fMtlic" must have liad microbes In his baby Monti, for very early he had, the true mili- tary fervor, with ait cyo ever cocJad toward Ihc urtlllery. Thfit eye look in j both the romnnce ancl the n-.allty ol i the tlio hortcs, 6 nimble g'jnnoi-s did (he the old Populist party; 'lias been the basis of every ifrcen- back craze sinde the jiatiqn -was found eO. liut in othtr States Ihc farmer, while stil! discontented justly f.o In some important lias nolliing-, lo compare with Hie griev- ances ot the North Dakota farmer, r.nd his. discontent Is not r.eariy as active or as bitter. That ts largely ihc farmer in Siatcrf noi liceu as politically ineffective as In North Dakota. He knows he can gel what he- In time. Tiie birtli ot the Non-partrsan Tongue was immediately lo a blunt defiance ot consentmcnt liy tbc Stale JLejsislalurc, inconceivable, lo-day in most fit-iteis. Let it remembered iltat Ihe rural population forms So per'cent, of North Dakota. There are only five towns-In (he'State of more than 5.QQQ population, the larg- est. Farsd, hayins H.WO inhabitants .Yel'witli tSicae'pvcrwhclniins li'im- j tiers tlur farmers were opi-iiiy defied by the Stnlo'LesiEUture.- TUB quarrel culminated in'a ivay that has historic, A' tatc' Icsislato'ij named, lost his. tcmiwr bHora a delesatipn tit fanners coma to plead for it Stale, rlcvaior and saEd to tbem: "Go liortifc and. slop your Or. ai any version. It of the point of vtew, ivhlch Townlcy lias exploited lo '.ha timil and- developed 'into, a iMtrcd of Lho "money trust" as part of his effort 'to make the fai-mcr class conscious. the Mtih interest rate is a -'itc-t. An-j there stems to no qncslion tliH If tliD of North Dafcolii. Us credit io ths farmers, by selling its bonds and then Joauiujj Ihe proceeds lo the farmers, it caii reduco the interest, rato ou Kaijes to about C per cenL That is huse Js It desirable for n lit .tliiis io lend its credit to bt-lp special class? TJiat is a broad question; but it must uot be over- :rn- rate, that is the popular jVobably too sood to" be true! But, ft'lias. licetr taken.1 iip by -and has become their war cry. The'terminal irflitaL> elevator that (liEse faiTBcrs wanted: In would have- cost exactly It Is now ayrectl that it would, have been small to succeced-' Ui Ihe farmrs wanted il; ihby had vot- ed for it mauy times: their wish was clear. Perhaps the legislators shoiv- eed practical business sense ;n fusing the appropriation. Tliey were certainly not representing their con- stituents, ;Thcy" were deliberately floutinsr them. As a rosult. instead elevator tlic Stale fac-ts an elaborate" socialistic, pro- gram to 'many millions. The'specific here was Hie looked thai tlio policy of tha govei... mental farm loans lias already been adopted by thy n.illonal Government aiid had a familiar eom- monpl-atc in' Kuropeah counlrip3. Touching Tenantry T HE i question is Homely allied lo that of tenantry, already an. urjeht problem fucms every agricul- tura> State in.the counlry. One of tfic-'-Vriicf: --alms of sovcnmiental banking aid fjS1 to enable ihe tenant lo" become an owner, for ihis pur- pose lo.ina made far keypad what business cauUoii "nci1- hlgli even as SO per cent, or the .value ot the land. The Icfencc of such it lhat'ds -A matter of public policy.- 'the safsiy tnd stability the Slate, Icnauiry must be a.nd the owner- ship, of. land', .It should be ii'JiJetl that aliva is to aimed at isHfadlinr of wheat. It Is the charge or North Dakota farmer? that the millers of MinneaiK) iis for year.i done them out ol millions by grading their wheat lower -than it ahtmld bo graded, bj ocVagc and other daviccs. A genuine .jirfevauro exists, on the hciplcssincsa the individual former lo bargain or inspect anj ilie slrength of Inp miller Governmental regulation mlgM have remedied the grievapce. lion amonj Mrniera ccrLilniy could have done so. tut Iho North .fanner made no headway. Therefore be wished to build a State terminal elevator, Thn railroado arc another source nf great complaint. Other farmins" States have been equally bUler, but ihu of-ihc tenant, giving hlup a permanency Jn'his TJiis the KngllBh U hus vccalcs in ihis couiWrr, Utn equally, the Sta'ie must 'a'ji iimoad of finanelai iiiJ. These- we're the 'existing leuts anil grievances upon wrii.-n. :n y 'foundation. Ton-nicy trcc-td State. Tlit SZ.'i.OQO terminal elsrator' was' ahntisi only specific thoiis'u uf Ihc before 'lownley cams upon tfit wen'e. He has bath'intcnsitieil iheir tent and Ihtir iirogr.-aii out 01! all lecognition. ror: .hJs prosnm, tsch pat: oV- tha oiirrr-aDd that, H NorUi IJaKotit )3 lo 50 iiiio1- ill-' business oE wlirii otjScr productu beyond tlift'larnier.v bands it probably neetM all.'thft madiilnery created- tlt needs both ..terminal elevators'.'and mills; ii'needs fof'ils slocl; prdtliifi'-ii1 pack- ing and il the -Stale bank lo finance the-sft "''vcrftures. -j'fatiiicr and his. hooka, 'Do you Know." he ''t often gr.l af. Die rale .of sixpence word for my "Oh, that's Tiotliing so n said (116 old niau. tvpntTcrs with their art! lit revelled in tlio possibilities oF Iho lechnicalltieg of time fuses ami nil ihe rest of correct gunnery. So ft tvng Ihftt' lie. at the first opportunlly, joined the famous old l-'oiirlh yailery, nnd when .lliu lime came for r..i" his departure ffom his 'ftft'i ui, no 0- "f'lii rfol 'much of A writer myself. Inil 'ivtieirT do write I Iialf-rt ii Kord." "Volt tniti .llic ftitithor'laugh- "Vcy." was tho rpjjly. "When I lo tlic I have (o to ,wriie ,'iitary left for pastures new IIIAH that officer o' nrlillery. to WofV AS would be- Said d.iyf, IK was ii "bear" to work: no dcinl lilm, ;niJ lio v.aa senu- inely Sn love wilh his battery duties and lhai It In Iho afici'-ycars, In fiiljfltnntJrUod (jy liii successes !n i lift fields of 1'raucc and told lo round out this incomplete ap- lirccfrttion. If but lo show liow easily Ih4 serious hocomcs llic ridiculous. One ytiir the Thirteenth BnttaUuit, ns It then was. went {o Kingston lo cele- brate a public holiday, fr6m Saturday lo Monday, in lite approved ntyle, and, of our general went nlojiff us correspond tut. Tlio Kcf- mon wny preacvdcd to Hie troops nnfi a synopsis duty included In ihe report 1 Townley hap .t and yaguo'.'wl... ._............ It into acMslisliij prOffrain.1'- The you want ijtaUi sociallsni tnufl tu.Ko il; you cannot "it M. dollars al a As'VairKfttural. In gellhijT Hie -cpnaJilu- tioriiil ,'uiicndmenta artd pro- vide for tiiia lni.liai.1" :ey has secured: without limit to pursue 'socialism far aj Soviet T is a truo'.sovieL lhal Tonnley hat organized: Only a. member of ijie Icagxie, and device "Of .oratory rind tiropajMmU been used lo ni.ikc is and hittArly resiintfnl tonn'rt the ccMiltaUst, and rnlddlcinati. Cljsd ha'rcil is taught' In ferrlj Thd: system uf chooKLnff offices' is'vexactly tlnl nf UoIsJiavisl 'H IR either moat democratic' most' autocratlft. re- cording lu of-ihc 'soviet lo Ihc home the text, booh, and and verse, In tirof. were given r followed by the At the HflmU.. cuff, tho news cdilor, wilh that txtcn- knowledge o( the CJooil iJook ils- >ocialeil ultli his clasr. posted the CUJFJ- wiuim printer, ami so Into rmiicrlshaltle- history went Iho next il.-tv lhat t.hc clnplaiiVs-t tvtta; "lAok Pinfi-Iouii rivril to lliei-ecoghlztdshoil- est U-xl iir tho Dihle; TJicro conJiternntioti anil en- when Ihu prenclu-r uiul corrc- illil aomo dJs- cover" the of tho upturned nfl ft suhjet-l for an exovdium stone tor n sermon, i not the life of (ion, Morrison provide us with this thought: Greyhounds ilu nol litllo anccflol'j must be but great Ool system. thc-so Tnc fir cacti preL-lnct elect meet, tv legislative, ami in tuvn elect delegate, for each icgislative riis- f triet; tlicbC! district itetcgalts mitt In a State convention ami- elect it Stale committee trom three In thft chairmen of Slatt commiitecfi tlm fw- llonal and this iht nafioim! executive com- mittee of Itiio9, >ho ato the teal di- rcciovs of, tht Icaguo ami ot 'fo.vvnley is fli.ilnnan. There arc six steps His member? ,o' ll-e league- Und Toivnley, Of course, the theory ot rcpreMnfn- tlve government would view this in- direct system H9 tioptlcssfy cratic, tl has cerlnlnly worVfil out In fit the to To w nifty tiie la.it limit ot r. 4 ;