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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Tin-: TTERA].[7, MAJ.-GEN.A.D.M'RAE GREAT ORGANIZER A Canadian Business Man Who Has More Than Made Good in Army. Bringing ORDER OUT OF CHAOS -A 's Now in Charge of Administration of Imperial Ministry of Information. MAJ.-GEN. A. D. McRAE. * SK oC tlui Canadians ovoiapas I I who have r.hown \v!i,iL cnn bo (In'nn by. bi-liiBliiK tbn otiorfty dl' llip, buHliioHS ninn In bear tipoii llio artuliK eif war is Major-aeneral A. IX IMcItao. who lias recontfy liceii Plaocil in chai'Kc of Iho Adniinlslm-tlim or the Imperial MiiiislVy oC In-forriKil inn under Lord Hoavcrlirnok. Al. Iho lioglnnlni,' of Uio war. Gen, JlcHuo was appointed liy Hlr Ham Tlnnhcs to jiiirchaso remounts In WoHtern Canada, and the work done was liiRldy commended in tlie report of tlie Davidson Commlsaloii. In .Jidy, llll', he was appointed nirector of Supplies and Transport willi licad-Hunv&yH at .ShorfifJIffe, whcro he entirely VooiKanlzed the rationlnR- system on a-"plan tliat is still followed 111 connectioM with uli tlie Canadians In ICnpland, and Is now UclnB adopted by the T^ritisli army. In Octobei-, llllli, when Con. Turner was njipnlnted to tlio Canadian ccmmaiid In KiitrJand, and a fjciieraJ reoiE.-inizatlon toolv place, Gen. Mc- PROMOTED FOR BREAKING LAW "Inside" Story of How American Officer Had Draft Cards Printed BEFORE LAW PASSED Capt. Hugh Johnson Risked Disgrace and Became Youngest U. S. Brig.-General. DR. GORGAS HEADS U.S. MEDICAL CORPS It Is Larger Now Than the Entire American Army Was Before the War. CHIEF IS ENERGETIC He Made a Reputation by Cleaning Up the Panama Canal Zone. Major-Gcnurul A. D. McRac Itao was 'appointed Quarter-Master General, and at once started to get Jnntiers cleaned up with the British ^1 War Office that had been. Mn?itUyi(l-rd to since the arrival oi: the Canadians In Kng-Iand, such as cost of hil-letinff, supplies, quarters, engineering services, eaulpmont, etc The sums Involved ran into millions, but a con-K y clltlon oC uncertainty and contusion * was ended In a business-like way. There was also Introduced more com-imct methods leading to greatly reduced staffs in the various areas. In April, 1917, Gen. McHao was made-.a Companion ol! the Order of the I3ath, and In July of last year was lirought to the notice of the Secretary of .Slate for valuable services in connection with the war. In February, IBIS, ho was made a Jlajor-Gcncral and secured for duty with tliti Imperial Government in order to take charge of the administration o� the new Ministry of Information. No man could carry through the different reorganization works that stand to the credit of Gen. ilclHao without Incurring criticism from among those vhoni his energies had disturbed, but ho has been advanced from post to tiost, making good in each case, as it Is said bo Is doing In his new Imperial appointment. ART^IN THE HOME GOOI> story is going the rounds concerning Mr. Walter Bayes, whoso famous academy picture. "The llndorworld," has been purchased by the committee of the Imperial War Museum. Jlr. JJaycs, it appears, has always been a very Kovere critic o� his own jiictuvos, and one day, being dissatisfied with n largo painting ho had comploted, ho, gave tlie canvas to the charwoman to take nivay with her, telling'.her sl\o could do what she llkod \i presented to General Gorgas an unfavorable report on health conditions at, one of the Southern oainps and tho question ot publicity came up. A subordinate hinted that tho report nilght bo "toned down" or withheld until conditions were more favorable, "Why;^' asked Gorgas. ��Ifs , the truth. Isn't it? Well, th6n, let It bo made nubile nntl we'll correct the coiidltlona." Inatnnfcos ot this sort lusplro tho confidence of American mothers and fathers who have Intrusted the health of their >:nna to CiorcaB unU tho men Ulwut liltii. -si liy Wir-MAM H. CltAWFOUD. HOW a captain in Ihe United Slate.H army inauso, except by direct aulhorization from Congress. The draft hill did not pa.-s until May IS, 1017, yet tlie regi.slratlon was held on .Tuni^ 5, just nineteen days later, as bad been originally pianncMl, and on this day a census of 10,000,000 men wa.s taken. What is the an- suit? General Ci'owdcr soleet'.'d as his chief assislant Captain I/ugh S. Johnson, because of his having had ex))orienoe in similar lines of worl>. Together tlif-y carefully figured oul the time that would bo necessary lo prepare for the registration ami decided tiiat it should be held early ill June. Their plans went awry lie-cause they had not taken Into consideration "tiio body of wilful men" then in Congress. The passage of the draft law was delayed for more than a month. Xo definite steps could 1)0 taken, nor could the enormous amount ot necessary printing be done until the provisions ot the bill to be passed were known. Took an Awful Chance CAI'TAIN JOHXSO.V determined to act upon bis own initiative, .saying to himself: "The bill has the support of the Administration. I believe the I'resldent will finally force its jiassage, just as we have drawn It. -My cliieC Is not In a position to go ahead without authority, but I will take tho clianco of having tho necessary prlnllng done, according to these provisions, law or no law. The country cannot afford to wall while the bill li.ings firei" It was a decision fraught Willi groat danger, for it the bill failed to pass It would mean the young man's ruin, since It required the expenditure of Government money which Congress had not authorised. Captain Jolinso.u determined not to involve General Crowder, but to accept the entire responsibility himself, so without monlioning tho matter to ai^yonc ho had the cards printed. Johnson liad not calculated the Immense bulk ot 30,000,000 blanks. They filled the aisles and storerooms in mountainous heaps and tho printing was not halt over, .lohnson was stumiied for a while. Then ho had a bright idea, lie took the postal au-.thorilies Into bis confidence and got Ihfm to put tho printed matter in mailing saoUs, seal it up, and hold it at the post office until the law was passed! Not Cashiered, Promoted ON May IS, General Crowder rushed into the office oxelulmlng: "Johnson, tho bill has passed! Rush down lo the Public Printer at once and order those cards." .lohnson Is a man ot nerve, but he had been under a great strain for tho past mouth, and now that it w;is over ho could hardly tell General Crowder,what he had done. Finally, ho did succeed In saying: "General, they have been printed already." Tho General gasped. '"J'lie Secre-lar.v won't liko it." he said. '�Do you like it'."' '">'cs." "Then, so will lie." "All right, order them mailed as soon as possible.'" "They havo already been sent out," said Johnson. "At this minuto tlic cards are ready In every county In tho United States for registration tomorrow If you want It." The General was vexed. "I'm In for a bud halt-hour with the Secretary," said ho. Hut tho General showed lilmselt for tlio trae, hard-hlttliig man ho la. l''eollng that ho was in for a .sharp reprimand for having exceeded his uulborlty, ho took the entlro blame upon hlmaelf. When Socrotary tlak-er asked him to have the printing rushed as much us posslhlo, ho replied: "Mr. Socrotary, tho blanks havo already been printed and distributed. The draft could bo held to-morrow." InsteaiJ of giving tho oxpectQd reprimand, the Secretary was nverjoyod, and instead ot being cashiered, JohiiHon 1� now  Brlgu-iIlct:-Geij�rHl (It 3^ � ^ \ GlOLini IS THE ITALIANJAD MAN I'his Subtle Politician Accused of Treason lo the Aliies. COL. "JOE" BOYLE FROM THE YUKON MASTER OF INTRIGUE A Canadian Who Is To-day the National Hero of Rumania, BORN IN WOODSTOCK Mc Is Always Posing a Model of Honesty and Frankness. j Went to Yukon During Klondyke Stampede-Sent to Russia as Transportation Expert. GEN. LIGGETT, FIRST U.S. CORPS __*- When Americans Can Oigani/-.c a Unit That Large He Will Command. HAS RISEN RAPIDLY Saw Service in the Phili|5pincs and Along the Mexican Border. IT was recently onnoiinr.l (i,,-it MaJ.-qon. Hunter Lig-'i ii:,.! been soircted to be corp.- . ..iii-inaiule.r. v,'hen the Anierlcaii l.ir,(s rc.'ich that .slicnglli, and to cr.ininiin.l tlio lir.st Ameiir/iii fielil arm>' v, i,, n ii is organized.' He already comiiKiiuiH the U. S. forces now in t';" i "M. aside from those brigaded w :h.-Hi-itlsli and French. That the .�elcctian of Gemi.il l.r;-gelt as Corps Conuiuuuior v.;i> m. surprise is explained by the l.i' i li at no other officer has moved .-n.i.I-ily and noi.'iPlessly upward e\r; mm.h-the beginning of his career in t'ur 1'. S. arm>\ Mai vciiug fricii'l - �� frequently been led to atlrilmi. :i all to "Liggett liicli" Ibit, .''ny.' man, take a dro|) baci, !�> the days when the United Sttiti..: ^^inl its correcting forces over tlu' broad Pacific to handle the rhllippim^ insurrection. It was In tho middle of (lie Pacific. A .storm had just swriit tlic seas and tile waves were climbin;'; i'ajildly, as though to enter in sonic ini;?hty contest to seo -which niigiit mount the highest- A life-boat .fiiot out from the side of the City of I'iking. which carried two battalions of the 31st infantry. United Slates Volunteers. For two days we had luiii seeking the Jmnianiienso, an an.-iiiit tub that had been chartered to tal,i' tho third battalion over the water- There was no wireless in those days to keep ships In close communion, aiitl all on board the City ot Poking thought their comrades had gone to the bottom in tho mighty storm. But the Peking, determined to sa\e. put back and was In search of her liltio sister ot the deep. When liny found her and attached a haw.^'r tlie storm snapped It like so imicii paiicr. Wlffivag boys on the toj-, of the en-glnohouse had read fioiu the flags on the leaky tub that all was not well; that tho fellows on the otlirr side of. the mountain of wav.s wore in trouble. That Is why tlavor.�o,\s cables, and llio iioiny i-aliliro of Ihopo whose names do fllcUor fruiu conlini-nl to i-ontiiionl liy tljo iindi rsoas route, llio measure uf i-ooui;iiiliou gained by iCid. ".lo.-" lio,\Ie t;d r.-fP.o-j-munia, .News of his activilii s has a!wa,vs i^unio from afar, for it has c\'or h"f-n bis fortune lo count dis-lanci>s to liis home noi alone in liun-dreds of miles, but in tin- tiiousands. lie is a sun of .Mr. Charles Bo^ Ir. owner of a lino of tbot-ongli,hi;cds_ well known Ki turf men Unoiighout .�\meric:i. Havoc, and otiiers of equal note, wi'i-e in the lloylo siring, and for ye.irs Mr. Boyle was oiosoly as-sociatod witii tlio Seagrams on tlie iracl;. Mr. CliarU-s l-!oyle still resides !it '"I'iio l-'irs," a iialf-milo oast of Woodstock. Tiicro a brother ot tho coIOMoI, .Mr. T.lavid Hoyio, is al,so oiuuiKod in farming, while a sislor of llu' lUimaniau horn, Mrs. Laperrioro, is a roshlont of Woorlslock city. Went to Klondyke TWKN'TV years ago I lie colonel, with ai parlnor nataed Sia\-in. Uruck noriif during tlie Klondyke stampede, and whiio llio gold cra?.e was ;il lis iieighl on the Arctic's fringe lie did exactly wiiat was least expected. CUhers were frantically searching for gold, prospecting, battling. His partner .iolncd the searchers, but Boyle bought a. saw-mill. With bis iiorlable ontfu he cut lum-, bcr for tlie miners, and when otiiers threw np the sponge and abandoned the search for (he elusive metal he bad made a fortune In ore carried (o bim. His interests steadily extended, and when tho war broke out he was in cliarge of the great dredges of the Guggenhelms, and held the office ot president of Ihe Canadian tvlondyke Gold Mining Co. ot Dawson Cit.v-his northern headquarters. During his years In tho Klondyiio. he had met and mastered many problems that mainly concerned matters of transportation. Ho had proven his genius for supervising. long distance hauls, and ' surmounting' seemingly insuperable ditncullles when he personally directed the delivery, fi-om the place of manufacture in Ohio to the Klondyke, ot a number ot huge machines, Ihrough which gold mining has licen rendered more efCiclent. Though romovod from old- Ontario anil lis palrlollc stimulus he was speedily heard from when the war broke out. Kxerling tho prestige ho had built lip In Dawson City and tho adjacent rci-ritory lie undertook the organization of a inachino gun battery,which lie eiitiippeil and directed. Tho miners answered his call and as a result one of the most effective units fighting under Canada's colors was contributed lo the British forces on the west frpnl. During that cnterpiiso he waf^ awarded his colonelcy, but it was not his fortune lo go overseas with his men. In IDlli, however, mining bu.sl-ness took, hint to Kngland. Thrown In with men whoso every ounce of effort directed lo the common end ho again became seized wit), enllui-slasni for service, ami by divers means ho coulriiniled of his skill for army purposes. Was Sent to Russia SdOKTf.V after America's declaia-llon of war a mission assigned to the task of disentangling Rns.sla's broken-down Iransporlalion system appeared In England ea roulo to Pctrogrnd. Col, Boyle was known to certain members of the party, and when they moved on lo itussla he was one of their number, prized bo-cause ho bad met and mastered long-dlsUinoe ' transportation probleii-ia in Ills days in Ihe Yukon. Last .Tanuary his talks at home In Woodstock received the first letter that had coino from Buasla. It had been mailed diirlngr tlio previous October- In langnago guarded to avoid tho rigid cenaor.shlii, ho moroly stated thill he was well, that progress had boon mado in meeting transpoflntlon troubles, but other clrcumijtancosi- tho rovoUitlon-had Intervened. Nothing was heard ot hint therc-nttor until a war records mossago ro-ported that ho had gone to Bessu-rabln. Then a few days 8go camo tho Vttrls cable, and Its marvelous story ot his activities in Uunianin, j'iio BoisJjiivlJiJ liftU .tupiui'ea a i�udj. , Col. "Joe" Boyle boi- of itiimanian Df-pulios and ordr-i*-ed that tlioy be transported to Scbas-lopol for piinishmonl. The Canadian colonel pioadod their cause, failed to iiufn'OMs tlio ItussiauH, but. und.'itintcd in tho f:uMi of wluit soemod the inevitable. Joined liie party of doomed IJojiiilirs, |o li-.v again in their behalf. .�\nd becansi; of his courageous por-sisloiico, the Uumanians -\vero s.aved. ".loo" I'.oylo won out. and to the wild Iilaudlts of the people he brought tiie liltio p.irly safely back again. .Now lie is Unniania's initional hero, tho people hail him in tho strcet.s, the. King pins frosb medals on him every lime he thinks aiiout what tho Bolshevlki would otherwise have done lo liir. Deputies. But back home In Woodstocic ".loe" Boyle's friends nod knowingly when they again review his record. ",loe has the stuff in him." they say. "Joe won out like he always docs." Another Roosevelt In the Public Eye Franffliu D., Assislanl Secretar}} � "07'/lie v. S. Nav^, Has Considerable Abilil};. J --- , -t By i'.ALPIC BLOCK NOT all the strong men In Wasiiington waiti'.d to come li(.'i-(. to help the fight. Some of-tlu-in had boon on the Job for what in the obanro talking of political life must pass fur a fairly long time. Franklin n, Kuosevclt, .Assistant Sec-je.lury .of llie .\avy, arrived In 11113, and in I he five inlorvcning years has made himself an important part of the Navy Deparment. Ho differs in many ways from the Washington typo if there is a Washington type. He is young, but not loo yotuig; has a natural manner, but a , Hf.qn, iiiloiesl, and. Is well poised. He works In one of the thousand square, high celUqged rooms in the Slate, War and Navy Building, -i\dth m.ips. qflCiij-ope ami ocean routes around him, a bronze bust of .Tohn Paul .Tones on the inevitable mantelpiece and his commission from President Wilson framed on the wall. His desk is considerably neater than most Washington desks. At one corner is a vase with fresh flowers. He Is generally, looked on as. (he navy's labor expert. Tho younger men, who want to force tho battle on the sem, look to him tor leadership and underslandlng of their cause. l^oo'sevclt has' a bearing that even William Faversliam mieht envy. His face is long, firmly shaped and set with marks of confidence. There nro faint wrinkles on a high straight forehead. Intensely blue eyes rest In light shadow. A firm, thin mouth breaks quickly to laugh, opcnl,v and freely. His voice Is pitched well, goes forward without tripping. He doesn't disdain shedding his coat on a hot afternoon; shows an active quality In the way he Jumjis from his chair lo reach the clgarcllcs In his coat. He Is a young man. a young man with energy ami definite Idea.s, as well as a detinlle objective, who caa be g'enerous and fnlr,~but firm to hia own cause. IRELAND'S C,I.a gin BliYAN MAHON'S successor n� Commander-ln-Chlot in Ireland, Major-Gcneral Sir Freddrick Charles Shaw. Is one of thd "Old Contempt, ihlos" For his distinctive Bervlcea in tho early days of the. war, -when he commanded the Ninth Infantry Brigade at Afona and onward, t)e was mentioned In despatches no fewer than five times between 1914 and lOlC, promoted Major-Gcneral, and created K.C.B. After his return from Franco he became Director ot Home Detonco at the War Office. Sir Frederick relates an incident which occurred at the front, illus-trallvo ot Scottish oannlnesa -and thrift. Sandy had been out on a foraging expedition, and had returned wllii. a good fat hen under his arm. Ho was about to docapitalo it for roasting whon another t-icotaman Interforod. "Will ya no bide a wee. Sandy?" he suggested, caullonsly. 'I..cavo that bird till the morning. She micht lay an egg." A SUFFJOimr HINT. TF a wlao young man calls on a girl and she requests tier little brotlier to reclto tor lilm the tilut in su'.flcleat  ;