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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GREATORGANIZER A Canadian Business Man Who Has More Than Made Good in Army, Bringing IM ORDER OUT OF CHAOS U Now in Charge of Administia- lion o( Imperial Ministry ot Information. MAJ--GEN. A. D. McRAE. XB ot llio .Canadians overseas j) who rare 'Eliown iviiat can IK do'no by 'too onc ot Ilie business man to bear upon Ibe affairs of ivar is Major-General A. Mcllao. who lias reccnlly been lilaccil In charge of Ihc Administra- tion ot Imperial Minlsfry ot In; formation' under Jxmi lleavcrlirooli. At Ihc ijcginBteK ot (lie Gen. Mcllao ivas appointed by Sir Earn Hughes to purchase remounts In "Western Canada.- untl the work done highly' commended In the report of tlic 'commission. In .lulr, ISIS, be was aniwmtcd Director of Supplies and Transport with head- at Should If te, v.Wro lie cn- the rationing sys- tem on aVplan that Is still followed In connection all Ihe Canadians In England, ana Is now Icing atloplcd Ihe Hiilish army. In Oclolier, 191C, vvben Gen. Turn- er was to the Canadian conimUml in Eugland, and a general rcoisanlzutlon took place. Me- r. r Siirgcmt-dcncrttl 11'. C. (Jorgas DR.GORGAS HEADS U.S. MEDICAL CORPS It Is Larger Now Tlian ih Entire American Army Was Before the War. ROMOTED FOR BREAKING LAW "iiiside" Slory of How Ameri- can Officer Had Draft Cards Printed BEFORE LAW PASSED CHIEF IS ENERGETIC He Made a Reputation by Clean- ing Up the Panama Canal Zone. Co. O r GORGAR. if the U. S. Army Medical Corps, will- reach Ihe retire- ment age of sixty-four years next October. Outside of Ihft popular in- eresl in (he military .rating of Major General Leonard Wood, ihe Ameri- can people to-day are probably more concerned over the possible retire- ment of Gorga-i than about the use or non-use of. any'otftcer now in this country. When Ihe day .recording tlie re- tirement age is reached the surgeon since he drove yellow fever from Havana and made the Panama Canal zone bo ready to give an account ot Ids stewardship. Before the war there" were approxi- Genoral, and at once started to gel matcij- 435 cfficers ol the Medical apt. Hugh Johnson Risked Dis- grace and Became Youngest U. S. Brig.-Geneial Uy WILLIAM-II. CRAWFORD, a captain In the United H Stales army inade a name fur himself by breaking laws as fasl as he thought of them, risk- ing his reputation tor Ihe saUe of t" the first dralt, and win- nine a hrl gad ier-generals hip instead of la a story which has Just leaked out at Washington. When war was declared by the United States on April C, 1917, the Administration decided that our army shoulil be raised by stleclivo conscription, and chose Gen. Enoch H. Crou-der to devise and execute, the plan. But Congress was slovr In aciliig. And thereby hangs this tale. The pbn adopted for registration required the print- which would lake al least a mrmth to prepare and an additional Cays to distribute to the different boards throughout the United States, ami would cost more Ihnn 51' No Government money can be ex- pended for printing or any other pur- 1 from Tho draft hill did not pass until [iose, by direct authorization Hay as, 1017, yet the registration held on June 5, just nineteen days ter, as hud been originally planned nd on this day a census of was taken. What is the an- General selected as his hief assistant Caplaiu Hugh S ohnson, because of his having had thei .British War Officc'thE.t ijnaltejiil-. cd to since the arrival of-Iho Cana- dians in as cost of bil- quarters, engineering cervices, .'equipment, etc- The sums Involved ran into millions, but a con- dillon' of .uncertainly and confusion was. cnde'd Iti a business-like way. There was also introduced more com- pact methods leading to. greatly re- duced staffs in the various areas. In April; ?917, Gen. Ale Rao was mule-a Companion of the. Order of the Bath, and In.July of last year-was 11 rough t to .the notice of the Secre- tary of Staid for valuable services In connection with the war. In Fcb- 1918, he was maile a, Major- Clcncral and secured for duty, with ihe. Imperial Government in order lo tako charge of the administration of IJio new Jlinislry of Information'. No man could, carry through tho differ- ent reorganization works that stand the credit of Gen. Mcttae without Jp.currlng criticism from among those whom his energies had disturbed, but hcv liiwt been "advanced from post to rtfst, making good In each case, as it is said he la doing In his new Im- perial oppblntmcnt- i ART IN THE HOME 1 A GOOD story is going the rounds Mr. Waller TJayes, who EC famous academy picture. "The has been purchas- ed by fhc committee 01 (.he Imperial Wnr Museum. Mr. appears, lias always pa; very ecvcrc critic ot his. own and 'one day, being 'dlssat- Islicd'wllh a. large painting he. had tomnleUcV lief gavo Ihc canvas fo the chaiwomfln to take ntvny with her, could do what slie woman examined U Corps in regular service. The-en- isled personnel'was lesa than There were approximately 373 nurses ind 'physicians on the reserve list. They were inactive. In "Washington there were four general officers-in addition to Gor- ;as, A .little group ot clerks allend- cd lo the routine of ndmlnifitralion. The slcl; and death rate In the army Was low and Ihe'small'staff suffi- cient. The force Ihe Sleilica' Depart- ment to-day Is larger than the en tiro standing army of the United Slates prior to thb outbreak of the war. The re are more Ih an 00 meilEcal officers' In active service. There' arc enllslcd men anil nurses. The corps of nurses Is being gradually increased as Ihe training schools lum them out. In France to-day the surgeon gen- providing ho'spila] accommo- dations for 25 per cent, ot the Am erican men on'lhe field. One hospita la under construc.llon'that will havi beds and Ihere are numcroui smaller hospitals. -When the United States enlcrei this war tha army liospltal capacilj n Ihls outside of the limit etl facilities at army noMs, Was fo men. Including, army posts accommodations' were available fo sick men. 63 U. S. Army Hospitals X the United StAtrS ]g bod-capacity for SS.OOQ GlOLini IS THE ITALIANBAD MAN Subtle Politician Accused of Treason to the Allies. COL "JOE" BOYLE FROM THE YUKON Canadian Who Is To-day the National Hero of Rumania. GEN. LIGGET1VO.C. MASTER He Is Always Posing as Model of Honesty and Frankness. Giovanni Glollt'll become 1'rirac Minister In Komi last piling, Italy' would have liecn oul of Hie war. It the scheme to restore him 10 power shoiilO ruc- cccJ this summer, he "111 eo over to the Central Vowers. Such IB Ihe sub slanee or ro'any an Inillcliuopl ot the sutnle statesman vlio has been at the heaJ ot a cabinet In Home mor, H BORN IN WOODSTOCK Went to Yukon Piiring Klondyke Stampede Sent to Russia as Transportation Espeit. D than once, whose faiM as 'Tuc dicla-: jliiU.columii ftml rills the land. He is held from 1'arK FIRST SIS TlUjl U.J. tVlU as Calllaux, with lal- Icnts Irauscendinj? 'those of the Gtolittt, In. Ity ARTHril L'. CAKTV. AUBU.XC in race-horses, mining, ami finally In politics ami diplomacy, former lwy> Ueut.-t'ol. Josejih iloyle, has Biilntd a dis- liiictioii thai comes to a Highly small percentage of a nation's popu- has thrust his activities before Ihc world lo the exient of 1'rcss caUe cd thai they he transported to Ahi-Ul-JAbCU iJi.J fun !l ell 9II When Americans Can Organize a Unit That Large He Will'Command. ct si HAS RISEN RAPIDLY lot Tho London Post, greatest master-of Intrigue, the arch plotter, smiling with an appearance .simplicity that is wholly assumed, lago as the honest man Saw ' ihe Philippines and Along ihe Mexican Border. ,villi every talent for indirection, an- profound Venerable In student o( tlic U_ xpcriencc in similar lines of work, ogelher nicy carefully figured out e time llmt would be necessary i prepare for Ihe registration, and edited thai tt should be held early n June.- Their plans went awrybe- ause they hat! not taken into con- Ideratlon "the body of wilful-men'' hen in ConEtess, The passage; ot ho draft law was delayer! for.more han a month. Xo definite steps could ie taken, nor could the enormous .mount of necessary printing he done until the provisions of the bill o be passed wore known, Took an Awful AFTAlX JOHNSON" (telermiried to act upon his own initiative, aylng to himself: "The hill has the support ol (he Administration. I be- ieve the President will finally "force ts passage, just as we have' drawn .t. My chief Is not in a position lo po ahead without authority, hut 1 will lake tho chanco ol having the .ecessary printing done, according to these1 provisions, law or no law. The country cannot afford to wait'while the hill liangs .firct" H was a decision fraught will great danger, for if the bill failed to ass it would'mean the young man's was, recently announce! Maj.-Gcn. Hunter nrniidGr...vrhenithc American forces reach that .strength, and lo command the first American field army v.hni it Is lie already commands the l.T. K. forces-now in the field, aside from ,thosc brigaded with ihe British and French. That, the selection of General l.ijr- ttt a s Corps Com ma nd er v, x s no urprise is explained by the faui that other officer has moved to F tea il- ly nnd noiseles'slVupward ever ?lnce he beginning of his career in the U. 3. army. Starveling frieml? have frequently been led to attribute it all lo "Liggclt luck-" But, A writer New York Sun: se.iuiy side of human nature, experi- enced in upon the amhitions and the weaknesses of his kind, in 1 tending It this and thai, and all over with evidently faction, "Thanks', Mr- she said at last. very much, Thia'H foh my front parlor. H'a much Ijctlcr Ihnn" them common oUclolhs What I'll Hie water through; Ibis Is A pood with plenty of paint A CAM of "Nobody Home 'AT A IrTai In Baltimore a youthful i physician wrta filimmontd ns d tviliicJiitj and naturally In Ihc cross- t.OLamination it .lawyer seized the oc- lo he sarcastic, "Arc demanded the lawyer, "oiitircly familiar Hid loms nt concussion of the brain." 1.4 >onj, rcpHcT I y il t nir icilcn! case, before tht iloctor In this 'ft my Sfr, Kolil, f.litmhl bairff our lieniTs lo er r iH roiituosloi 1 c in citni1> re a.nil provision for is in sight There wore seven army hospital.1? when war was declared. To-day there are sixty-three hospitals In Ihls country- Undoubtedly there was a BMdt deal of sickness in the training camps soon after, the first draft call last autumn! the War Department, un- der the pressure of demands from abroad, was not fully prepared for Ihc Influx of recruit? at Iho Iny camps. The tents and cnnton- trienls were crowded.- Measles came, and foJlovriflR that en mo j Tlicro was a -'temporary shortage of nuvees. The Quarter mailer Corps was slow Ih dcliverlea of uniforms, blAnkefei'nnd Moves. This ailtlcrf lo the problem and anxiety of tlio-Bur- geon genc-ral- In a few cases (there was medical courW mar- tial dismissal from the service. rulis since il required Ihe expemli- lurft of Government money which Congresa had not authorized. Cap- j tain Johnsqu determined not to in- i-oive flencrnl Crowder, but to accept the entire responsibility himself, so without mentioning the; matter to anyone be had Ihc cards printed. .Johnson had not calculated the immense hulk' of blanks. They filled ihe aisles anil storerooms Iti mountainous heaps nnd Iho print- ing was tiot half. over. Johnson was stumped for n while. Then he hrtd'n bright idea. toofc the postal au- -_pn lliorittcs Into bis confidence And got I them to put tho printed matter in one.' wo'uld ;iiave a picture of the man, take a.drop back to tbo days vhcn the United SlaUs sent'.its cor- the Lroad Pacific to handle the'Phnippmv insurrection, It was hi the middle of Uic Pact tie. A sionn had just swc-pt the seas and the waves were climbing rapidly, though to enter In some mighty con- test; to -sec which might mount the highest- A life-boat Kliot out from the side of the of Peking, which carried two battalions of Ihe SleL In- Stales YohmUcrs. For Iwo'il'p.ys we had been Ecekinff the Immannense, an ancient tub thai had been'ch'arlcred lo take the third battalion over.the water- There was no wireless In those, days to keep ships In closo communion, and on board the City of Peking thought their comrades had gone to the hot torn in {ho'-mighty atonn. Hut the ninpd to save, put bacX [trol of his own tempo1 al- jggcsts Mephistophele.s not july in his mctlioda hut in Ms aspect- lie "has the smile of .the fiend, the ready retort, the persuasiveness. This is the man, WE are told, ivho lurks be- hind the sconrs of Hie moat far- pacifist plot yet contrived by those whom the French call "de featists." Glolilti is accused in Tlie London OiUiook of taking Tammany Hall for his model. His political career has been one series of bank rcandale, de licit s. sudden disappearances and j hack-flairs sensations- Now he is alleged to be conniving with the Ko- ialisls. Again' he Is inferred to be land and glove with the Vatican. Tlie tory goes that he went disguised lo lf Switzerlana_ not loUg ago to talk there wilh.Prinee'von Bulow. :Ie knou-s so mticli inbout the politi- cians of Italy, o'f their hidden pasts, heir fortunes of dubious origin, that ,hu mere prospect of his displeasure nspircs thrills of terror in a certain type of deputy., His deportment re- tlccts a universal, philanthrophy. lie tvcrybtxly'B friend- Narrow and Uncultured Wiien one surveys the dally hsci-vitif; llie Infrcquenry ot person- 1 mention in and he licnvy caliliro of those whose tnti do flicker from coiulnenl to hy the imdcrseas'route, the ueasure o( saineil by Col. "Joe" Uoyle tahes something ol s proper perspective. It is interesting to observe the groundwork lahl through the lite of tlic Woodstock mm, vlilch lie ffi of ,l milt the achievements that have made him Ihe nations! hers mania. Xews of his activities has ihvays come from afar, for it has ever been liis lortunp. to count tancps to his home not alone In hun- dreds of miles, but in the thousands. lie is a son ol Mr. Charles Boyle, c wrier of a line of thoroughbred well known to lutf men throughout America. Havoc, and others'of equal note, were In ihe Boyle string, and for years llr. Boyle was closely as- sociated with the Keayrams on the truck. Mr. Charles Boyle still re- sules at "The a half-mile cast of Woodstock, Thrre a brother of the colonel, Mr, David Boyle, is also engaged in farming, TvhHe a sister of the Rumanian hero, Mrs. UTperrierc, resident of Woodstock city. Went to Klondyke rirtWlOXTY years ago the colonel, (opol for punishment. The Canadian colonel pleaded their cause, failed to Impress tlie Russians, but, undaunltd In the face of what seemed the In- evitable, Joined the parly of doomeil Deputies, to try again in their behalf. And becuiisc of bis courageous per- sistence, the Rumanians were saved. 'Jne" Boyie won out, and to the wild il.iiidils of tlie he brought the lltlle parly safely back again. Xow he is national hero, the people hall him In the streets, the King- pins fresh medals on hltn every time he thinks about what the Rolshevtkl would otherwise have done lo his Deputies- Rut back home n "Joe" Boyle's friends nod knowingly when they again rc- rlcw his .record. 'Joe has the Fluff En they say. won out like he always does." Another Roosevelt -In the Public Eye Franklin D., Secretary MVVJ, Considerable emerged Into politics out of tli e" lower ranks of the bureaucracy, having got elected Jo the chamber, jt Ecenis, because the eople whose secrcls hs had ferreted 111 rough officlarfilea of his de- pariment were afrahl to oppose him. lie'displayed from the. first. The Temps says, that narrowness of view, .that deficiency Su culture and fertility in combinations which havt always characterized him so conspic- uously. aJ partner nfii.icd Slavin, jriruck ihtrins1 the Klondyke stampede, ami while the gold craze was. at its height on Ihe Arctic's Tinge lie dirt exactly what was least expected. Others were., frantically i learchmg for sold, prospecting, bat- tling. His'partner Joined'the-search- ers, hut Boyle bought a, saw-mill. With his portable outfit he cut.lum-, her for the miners, and when others threw up Ihe sponge and abandoned the search for Ihe elusive meial he had'made a fortune in to, him. Ills interests steadily extend- ed, and when (lie war broke out he charge of "tho great dredges of the Guggenhelms, and liehl the office of president of the tanadian ICIondyfce.GoiA Mining Co. ot Daw- son northern headquarters, t a vnse wtlh, fresh flowers. He Is _ lly RAljPH BLOCK OT all the slronff men in waited lo come, hero, to help the fight- Borne cf-lliom had l-ern nn the Job for what In the chance taking of political life must pass for n fairly long time. Franklin TX Roosevelt. Assistant Sec-. .o( the Xayy. arrived In 1.113, and In the five Intervening years has made, himself an Important part of- the Navy Dcparmenl. t Tic differs In many ways from the Washington type if there is a Wash- ington type.-: He Is young, but not too young; lias a natural manner, but A. Keen, interest, and. Is well poised. He 'works lnt one of the thousand. square, high celllnged rotms la tho Slate, War and Xavy Bulldlnff, with; s, and .ocean, routes around In ml a bronze bust of John Paul Jones on the Inevitable inantel- pftce and his commission from Presi- dent Wilson framed on the wall, liia desk is considerably neater lhan most Washington desks. At one corner is During his years in lha Kfondyko. he had met and mastered many problems that mainly concerned mat- ters of transportation lie had pr'ov- of the'decp. When they found her and''attached a hawser the storm snapped it like so much pnpcr. Wigwag boys on the lop of'iho en ginehoiisc had read from the flags on the that all was not well; that Abe fellows on the olher side ofc, Ihe- mountain "of wavrn were In trouble. That is why the lifeboat went, (Inringly from the side of Ihe City of Peking, carrying four "men vhb seemed more specks on a cockle- Sensational charse.i were In Congress and clsewhero.that.dlseafe had STlppetl the American army In trainings But nfl this has been reme- tiled, At one time there was prcscnlctl to Oorgas an unfavornWc re port o'n health conditions al, One of the Southern cainps ami Ihc- qiiestlon of pnlillclty came. up. A snbttrrtfnnlo Uona were more wtiyt truth. .._ made 'public and we'll corrcct'.the asked Ocrgas." "It's the Well, then, let Instances tit tho confidence of AinerlcnuV nnd falhM who have fnlnwied tho health of their tnna lo Oortru and Ihc men ftbolll lllm, .V ,V: imiling sacks, seal U up, anri hold t nt the post office until the law massed! Not Cashiered, Promoted May IS. General Crowder rush' td Into tho office' cxclalmWi the bill has passed! Rush down to the Public Printer At once .ml order those cards." a man of he bad ueen un- der a great strain for Ihe past month nmt now thai it was over be could hnrtlly lell Ucncral Crowder what he had done. Finally, he did succeed in saying: they have been printed The General gasped.' "The Secrc- lary won't like ho "Do you like "Vcs." "Then, so will be." "All right, onUr them mailed as soon us "They.hAvn already been sent said Johnson. "Al tlils minute the cnnla nre ready In every county In tho Untied for registration to- morrow if you want it." The vexed. "I'm In a l naif-hour with the paid he. llul Ihe Ccnernl showed himself foi llifl man ho la Keeling :hnt he was In (or A sharp reprimand for having exceeded his authority, he .took the tnilrc btaini upon himself. When Secretary Hak er naked Mm to have the' prfntlnf rushecf ns 'much as possible, he re plied: S'ecretarj'. (ho blnnlt; Iinvc ftlrcndy been printed nnd trJbulctl. The a no bide a wee, he suggested, crtullousTy. that bird till the morning. -She mlchl lay story of hln Hi P.imianla Thft hail cayiurcd A RWFIttlBtfT ItlXT, Tp a young man calls on it girl and she requests her IHlla brother lo recilo for him Ihfl hlut U. s ;