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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XI11. LOiTHBRIDOE. ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1920 NUMBER 213 irinni Shortage in'Nearly Al! Canadian Ciiies Hitting Young Couples Hard ATTEMPTS TO SOLVE HAVE ALL FAILED TORONTO, Aug. Canadian the return lo.llie cities within a few weeks of dty people who have been spending the summer months in the'open. the housing problem In all the big cen- ters of population in In- deed in many other narls of the world becoming inore and'more acute. Heporls from many Canadian cities in. but very little house building. ..has.'been dona during the summer months the high cost of labor, and materials. There arc not nearly enough uew houses or new .apartments to" supply tho summer's crop of newly married couples; autl in scores of cases the roses' of newly yveds. are already bristling the thorns that come with vexatious, un- BuecosEtul house hunting. The own- ers 6f such accommodations as nro available are ashing unheard ot prices, supposedly justified by. llio big do- j mand and the high price of fuel. Provincial: governments and muni- cipal councils have so tar been unable the problem though many of. them "have taken a whack at it." Ill bas been suggested that Com id- I6u government" should take the mat- ter up, but it Is obvious that the Do- minion government cannot sow broad- cast cottages like. Victory bonds.- Ontario, the legislature some bipnths.ago'set aside a large Znonoy'foi'. loans to, municipalities to Bid in the erection o( house's-under certain.-cpndiliqnE. -In some of tho centres'tho'idea was taken up and in Smaller-.towns worked fairly well for cost1 of labor imd -materials pbqn -made, it Impracticable 'to "build .Ihcse'houses under tho conditions laid .dowm by "the government. bf the.government's money was useJ i In Toronto, but the local commission' hoon.found that they could not build a'snitablc house within the price and tinder the conditions laid.down for the government' loun. The commis- sion then resigned. A few'days ago the 'city council threw out a" proposi- tion for commission." The chief argument against it being that it was unworkable and not en- Polish Reinforcements Leave Front WARSAW SAVED FROM BOLSHEVIK MENACE; POLES ROUT ENEMY Every 'available man Tin oh Warsaw, capita! of the new .republic which )les as a buffer stato between Germany and Russia.- The Pbfes have evidently sue c-eedcd for the Bolshlcs, after gettnig.-wlthin 25 miles of Warsaw, have he-en. routed and afo fleeing precipitately. Ives Armstrbng.Passes Away At .'Gait Morning INQUEST BEING'HELD THIS AFTERNOON tves Armstrong, who was burn- ed En the explosjon'.in McKinnon's garage yesterday morning, a fath- er of three in Gait Leader King's Western Tour couragjng to personal or family thrift. Hospital at 4 o'clock this morn- Jlettimed soldiers, and other organ- izations, have on several oc-rasions, mentioned the matter incidentally "before Ihe federal government and it Is expected during tho coining fall a do.terriifnod wHl bo. made by such organisations to have llie Do- minion government fake un the hous- ing question as a federal meiisufe, necessary to the pr6pcr reconstruction pf the nation. ANGELES -COURT CLERK TAKEN IN AS EMUEZZLEU LOS ANGELES, Aufi. -C. polEce court clerk, who reported Tuesday that Ihe safe in the court" room had been broken open and in bail money taken, was arrested early today on a charge of embezzle- ment and lodged fn the Los Ange- les county jail. Bail was fixed at Ing. An inquest will held this afternoon at 3 o'clock'in-the city police court. Mr. Armstrong, before coming to a farmer in tiie Cgaldafe district for some time. He has been in for five or six years and at the time of the accident was employ- ed as foreman mechanic In Mc- Kinnpn's garage. He Ts survived by. his widow and three boys, the- oldest, GeorgB, being eight or nine years, Donald and David are the others in order. He lived at 904 Sixth Avenue south. Mr. Arm- strong attended Knox Presbyter- ian church. His father, CofoneT. Armstrong 3s a foremost physician in Mon- treal and is the head of a large hospital there. It is understood he Is now on his way to Leth- bridge. U.S. WAGE SCHEDULE FOR CANADIAN RM MEN IS ANNOUNCED jCanadian Railway Association Makes Announcement- Fear Strike Unless Standard of U. S. Railway Wages Is Granted. .OTTAWA, Aug. (Hy Canadian Gv Kellcy, presidcnl of tlt'c Canad- ian Hnilwny Assotialion, an- (lumicct! before llie mil way that his association had dccidwi'to recommend, the adopliou by Canadian roads of the wage schedule of. the C.hic- fii'o labor hoard. OTTAWA, "Aug. Because Ihey believe that failure to do so would precipitate a general railway slrikc throughouttCanada, the Canadian Hail- way Assort (ton has decided lo recom- nd to Canadian roads Ihe adoption o( Ihe WOKC schedule passed by Ibo Chicago labor hoard of the United 'Slates. Tlifs statement was made by How- ard. 0. Kellev, president of Iho Cana- dian Hallway. Association, and of Ihe Grand Trunk Railway, before the Do- minion Hallway Commission this morning. 'Announcement 6t tho oC tho railway association was made by Mr. Kclley during the pro- gress of argument for the railways in their application for increased freight and passenger rates. Tho president .ot the.railway nsso- cfallon read to the board a statement covering Ibe advances In railway wages since the year 1K17. lie slat- Five.) OTTAWA; Aug.. mcnts' for the tour of. weste'rfl' Canada to he made" this, fall by. Hon. JMacKenzie.King: have almost: been completed. While the de- finite-date for opening .the cam-.- paign lias' hot yet been settled, 'it is understood that Mr. King is-1, likely to comuience his four at-. Victoria, B.C., about 25 and that during the next sis'br. Ecven wcoSs he will address meet- ings in "every city of importance 'In hatcliawan and Manitoba" No announcement has yet.been made, as to who will accompany the Liberal leader on his trip west, but said that one or two prominent Liberals will make the, journey with him and address the electors at the various points. Tho name of Ernest La'ppintei II. P. 'for Quebec East, has been mentioned as among those Iftely to make the trip. UefoVe commencing, however, the Pacific coast trin It -Is said that Mr. Kin's plans to pay a short: visit to his brother who is in Den- ver, Colo., and that ho will go direct from Denver to Victoria ia time for his first meeting. JELL1COE GOES TO NEW ZEALAND LONDON, Aug. Jclticoe left today for New Zea- land to'assume his duties as gov- ernor-general. EAST HAS SENT HARVESTERS WINNIPEG, Aug. the arrival of. harvest hands in Winnipeg today the to tar number so far arrived reached approximately thirty thousand.. Workers will con- tinue jo arrive the rest of the week, when the rush will be over, railway officials say. Quebec Opposes Sweeping- Attack on Catholic School Boards For Bolshevik Schools Strong Exhortation Urges'More Moderate Treatment of British Political Questions' MONTREAL, Aug. to the standardization ot the school system throughout the Dominion and tho consequent uniformity of teach- ers' certificates and diplomas- Is ex- pected from .the province of Quebec by the supporters of the plan In other provinces, according to a number of educationists in this city. Those of the .Catholic, schools commissioners who were' asked for a statement on the "subject Immediately referred to tho fact that the province of Quebec had. been granted special rights with regard to education, at the.time of confederation and'that the people since then had not shown themselves inclined to'depart from the path they, had chosen when tha British.' North America Act was'drawn up. .Religious reasons-tor the opposition to tho standardization ot schools were dwelt upon inosL. The (act that all religious necessar- ily'be excluded" from tha schools was suflieient to. arouse the opposition ot BRITISH OFFICIAL; MESSAGE.'FROM ROME LONDON', Aug. con- PoiisK Army of Defense, Under Direction pf French Geneiai Weygand, Relieve Pressure on Capital Forces Retiring Precipitately All Along the Cities Recaptured. POLES HAVE TAKEN To.OOO PRISONERS AND MANY GUNS IN-NEW DRIVE TO SAVE CAPITAL, LONDON, Aug. Russian soviet forces have abandoned Lukow, 68 miles southeast of Warsaw, and Radin, 80 miles to the southeast of the, ac- cording to Thursday's communique issued by the Moscow government. .The communique claims' that the Poles were driven back seven miles from Ciechanow, 45 miles northwest of Warsaw. Poles Re-Occupy Brest-Litovsk .WASHINGTON, Aug. has been occupied by the Polish army, according to advices to the state department from'the United States commissioner at Berlin. His dispatch was based on a report received'by him from Posen.. Gen. Weygand Directs Drive PARIS, Aug; military successes of the Poles continued yesterday according to a report to the foreign office today from the .military mission in-Warsaw under plans elaborated by the French general, Weygand, and his staff of more than six hundred French officers. All these officers are now either actively in command of the forces that are'freeing Warsaw from the Russian soviet menace or are aiding the.Polish commanders. Poles March on Brest-Litovsk; WARSAW, Aug. 'right of the Hofnan Rev. J. G. Brophy, according to the TENNESSEE LIKELY TO RECONSIDER SUFFRAGE Aug. 20 Forty-seven members of the Tonnes see lower, house have already signed a. pledge to vote to reconsider ratifi- cation of the woman suffrage sislorv nt Rome has declared the Speaker Walker of the house declared last night, speaking at a mass meeting called, by those opposed to woman suffrage. Others will sign the pledge tonight and .tomorrow, Mr. Walker said, declaring that the rati- fication, vote would he reconsidered. archbishop Daniel J. Mannix of Melbourne, Australia, in a sfront; cxliorlalion, urging mod- eration in liis treatment of Brit- ish political questions, according i lo a Brilisli official from Rome todity. message YANK WINS'HAMMER THROW ANTWERP, Aug. Associ- ated J. Ryan, ot Lough- lin Lyceum, New York, won the Olyni- pic hammer throw here today. Alberta Coal for Prairie West is Slogan of Dealers, Operators in Conference Polish army is maching on Brest-Litovsk, on the Bug river, 120 miles eastM-Warsaw, according to an official state- ment on the fighting issued shortly before last midnight. The right has captured Siedlice afcd Bielsk, the state- ment says. PRISONERS POURING IN pris- oners are pouring into.WarsaVv In such numbers'. a problem to POLES CAPTURE WARSAW, Aug. Polish offentive Is now in ,fuli swing. More than prisoners, 30 cannon, 300 machine 'guns'.and thousands of supply carts have been captured from the Bolshevik. The Poles have occupied Plonsk, Pultusk .and Wyskow, through which the feds drove In their sweep toward the capital. Owing to the Polish pressure from the northeast, It is reported that the Bolshevik are vy.lthdraw- ing their forces which reached the Vistula south of-the Prussian bor- der and to the northwest of War- saw. Allies Cooperating PARIS, Aug. is considered that French and Polish co-operallon in tho commands of various forces now lias readied a. satisfactory stage. J. J. Jusserand and Lord Abc-mon, re- spectively tho heads of the French unrl Urilisli missions to Poland; have re. turned to Warsaw from Posen for a conference with General Weygand and tho relish staff. Tho situation at Danzig is still causing worry but II is expected to be cleared up when two French battleships, .now on tho way there, arrive arid offer Sir Ileginald T. Tower, the hlgti allied commission- er at Danzig, sufficient forces tof con- trol tho docks and permit the unload- ing of Polish'niiinitions. 5. Peace Negotiations LONDON, -Aug. second sit- ting of the Husso-l'olish peace confer- ence at .Minsk took placa' Thursday and a summary of llussia's terms'nab communicated to the Poles. They were substantially the same as those j the Russian delegation published says a Moscow official state ment dated Thursday and received in London this morning. Stated orders for the conference were agreed upon. Toward tho end of. the session, the Russian delegates protested against Ihe Polish efforts to drag the negotiations, the statement pays. PONZI FORTUNES IN RECEiVEUSIIlP BOSTON, Aug. broken fortunes of Charles Ponrl arid the Interests of thousands of Investors in his: "get, rfch quick" scheme were placed In receivership by Judge Morten of the federal dis- trict court today; Men Declare For More Pay, teachers 9 Plan For Dominion Uniformity Is Not Accplablc Owing To Religious Keasnns MOXTRRAL, Aug. j and determined attacks agalnef Cftthollc ecliool lioanls for (ailing lo retcngago a number of male teachers for the aoproacliiDg ecliool year, praise lor the- IJolalievik school system in Hussis. and praise (or the llolshovtk wllii an Announce- menl by the iWagnles that tliey would not send (heir children lo school until tho teachers were licller paid, all served lo form tho subject of an ini- liaaafoncd debate at (he Trades and Labor Council laasUog Insl nlflil. Calgary Convention of Producers and Sellers of Alberta Coal Protest Higher Freight Rates, and Ask Special Rate for Summer Storage U. S. Will Be Using Much Canadian Coal Within 25 Years. CALGARY, Aug. coal industry is on the eve of great development If (he outlook, indicated at the conference of coal' operators of District No. 1ft and the dealers of the three prairie provinces, Is borne out by the widened use of Alberta coal during the'next couple of years. The conference is the most im- portant in the annals of Alberta's coal industry will likely re- sult In the organization ofthe pro- Educing and selling ends of the In- dustry with a view to tupplanting American coal altogether on the prairie market. Here are some of the outstanding features of the conference: passes resolution protesting against any substantial Increase In freight rates on coal. Learns that there Is no possibil- ity of securing a summer rate on coal for storage. Lcarnr that the Alberta govern- ment preparing demonstration of ail grades of Alberta coal In Winnipeg. Hears prophecy that the Unit- ed States will be using Canadian coat In farge quantities in next 26 years. will estab- lish organization of dealers and operators to market Alberta coal. Will meet General Manager Warren of C. N, R. to discuss car supply situation, Oppose Higher Freights Coal operators and retail coal deal- ers of western Canada added their voice lo tliat Ot oth'er western organi- zations In a protest against the pro- posed Increase in freight rates, at conference, held here yesterday under the auspices of lion. J. Cntc, pro vinclai secretary of Aluerta. and under of Dr. Tory! dent of the Alberln University v At the same conference SICPF were taken towards an organization of the producing and selling ends with a view lo supplanting permanently the Amcricnrt product which has for years been flliing the Manitoba market and substituting Alberla coal. proh letns nttenriini! the securing a( its rightful market for the Alberta pro' duel, including trciglit rales, special summer rates, demonstrations ot Ai- berla coal at Winnipeg, publicity, car supply and so forth, received atten- tion nl Ihe conference with the result that more r'eai progress was tnado to- wards placing AUiorta permanent- (Continued on Pago MEIGHEN TO COLCHESTER OTTAWA, Aug. Canadian Arthur Meighen leaves here Sunday afternoon for his trin to Colchester where he is hilled .to speak Tuesday- afternoon and evening. Ho will taen go 'on to St. John to speak in behalf o( Hon. H E Wig- rnorc after returning to the capital; ONTARIO MOTHERS' PENSIONS; TORONTO, Aug. for the Mothers' Pension Board: will be appointed at Ottawa, London, Ham- ilton, Windsor, Orillia, Peterloro. North Bay or Sudbury, while Toronto tfill have three. Chairman Carvell of Railway Board Wants Goal Rate Considered Ready At Any Time to Open Up Question So That Alberta Coal Men May Present Alberta Coal Should Supply Central Canada. OTTAWA, Aug- Cana- dian i the railway rate hearing opened before the railway commission this morning, H, H, Symlngtorr, representing provincial government, of Manitoba, stated that he was in receipt of a telegram from IhA minister ol mines, ?sk- ing consideration for the mining Industry fn that province when H to flxng rates. Chfef Commissioner Carvell said that he bad been trying, to get the coal Interests of Alberta and other parties interested in freight rates on coal In the west to appeal before the' board and discuss th4 matteY. .If would, he said, be a great advantage to the country. If rates were so adjusted that Alberta coal Could be ship- ped to Central Canada. The bdard of railway, commissioners was ready at any time to grant s special hearing at whJch the question of western coaf rates could be gone Into. If tho pres- ent application sliould result In a decision whfc'h was considered unfair to them, the western coal shippers were- at liberty to make an application to the board for A hearing of their grievances. Wants Request Specific W, M. Tilslon, appearing for the Montreal board of trade, complained i that the application of the railways was not Specific enough. Ho wantc'l to know Just what It meant and {whether li was inlentleJ to request an in (he on everything, I Tho award of the Inler-Rlale Com- merce Commission In trie UiilleJ States had linen specific rjalurc. Mr. Tllsion "said ihnt he Had no ob- jection to the board of railway com- missioners granting such advances as it fit, but ho wanted to know just whal (hey would lie applied to. r. It, Phlppnn. K. C., representing (he Canadian HaiHvay .Association, said that the applicstion of the Can-; Sdian railways wag intended to be In line with the Inter-Stale rCommevce Commission award. Five.) ;