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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta if IPAGE POUR THE LETHBRIDGE CAILT HRRALO SATUnOAY, AUGUST 24,1918 letbbri^oe Iberalb letbbri^ae, BlOerta DAILY ANO WBmULV fNI LITHBRIDOK HKRALD PRINT INQ COMPANY, LIMITBD m (th �trMt South, L�thkrl�|� W. A. auehanan ' PrMldaat tni Manadns DIraetor VMb Torraaca  � Buainaaa lfaaa�ar TILRPHONI* toalaeaa ORlea.............. lUS BUtoHil Ottio............tUi DattT. ukaarlptlen Rataai dalirarad, par wa�k W JhB Awr MAJ, SPOKANE FARMERS FIX PRODUCE PRICES. When the farmers have produce to buy they take tlie prevailing market price. I.e. they take what the other fellow offers. And when ^hay have something to buy they pay the market price, i.e. they pay what the other fellow asks. That s generaly true, isn't it? Did It ever occur to yon that the farmer Js in a peculiar position in this regard? As a class, he is the only man who lets the other fellow do all the dictating. It Is Interesting, therefore, to read of a district where tho farmers organize to get their own prices. Such a case is presented .\t Spokane, where the farmers of Spokane county met the other day and sot the price on peas. A report ot the conference, as published In he Spokesman Review, will, we are sure, prove of special Inerest to our Southern Alberta farmers; Pea growers of Spokane county, who met at Fairfield yesterday to con of the deficit was the zealous desire ot-eaoh department to see that its gifler the price at which peas should eiiare.ln the exhibition was all that {be contracted for by the seef men. money could make it. At first It appeared that the stampede department had been responsible for most of the lota, but investigation reveals that other committees also over-ran their estimates. It was the main object o! everyone to give � the public the best possible this year In order to establish the fair as a permanent institution, and the matter of finance was lost sight of. Now. the fair has been established once more, and we are glad to note ' that, in spite of a deficit this year, the fair board is determined to proceed with more energy than ever for a better fair next year. That Is the right spirit. It only requires that care on the pa]l of the management to see that no department over-mnB Ita estimates, to make the fair a great suc-ceiB ia a financial as well as In a general way. The people are ready to support a fair wholeheartedly, and we am give It to them without danger of a deficit 11 the management vlll only watch carefully the financial arrangements. iP THE CENSOR WOULD ONLY RELAX. Many complimentary remarks are being heard on every hand these days about the reports of the Canadian army's activities as famished by J. fred B, Livesay, who went overseas with the party of Canadian editors and who Is now acting as the wur eorrespondent for the Canadian Press. Mr. UTasay's articles are finely written aad they tell in a readable way tha things Canadians want to know about what the boys are doing over ihere._ \ , , , Jnst In this connection It-^nay be noted that the American oanse>r doea not'seem to be nearly so strict-as does our Canadian censor. It a certain U.S. battalion performs a particularly Ine teat the number is mentioned, and tha home place of that battalion la BUrred with pride.In Itii boys. It might be asked why the American eorraspondents are given so much mora latitude than our Canadian reporters at the front. Surely If it Is not harmful In one case It la not harmful to the other. If Fred Livesay were al-towod to write his stories as he knows yrm to write them, giving a little more detail ot the troops taking part what fine pages ot Canadian history would be the people ot the Dominion daily, and how the inspiration .would stiffen Canada's war purpose. Wo believe the chief press censor should seriously consider this. decided that six cents would bo a fair price for 'standard varieties. The growers pledged themselves to_ sign no contract until the committee had met with the seed companies. County Farm Expert J. R. Shinn, who called the meeting, pointed out that wheat prices would justify the increase in pea contract prices and that some uniform price should be suggested to the seed men. Much of the crop this year, which is valued at ?2,000,-000, was fontracted for at 4 cents. It was reported at the meeting that some of the companies had suggested 5 cent contracts this year. Wheat was worth SO cents a bushel In 1914 and is now worth ?2.20, while peas were contracted at 2 1-2 cents In 1914, according to growers present. This would justify the 6 cent price for Alaska peas and a higher price for the wrinkled varieties, the growers argued. Grant Miles and Charles Holsten of Fairfield, and James Hays ot Wav-erly, were among the members of the committee appointed to confer with the seed men as to prices. In case it can be proved that a six cent price is not justified, the growers will accept a compromise. The growers declared that all they wished was a uniform price and a just price for both grower and seedman. The resolution to sign no contracts until a price conference-was held with the seed companies was adopted unanimously by a standing vote. The manufacturer has always con lildered It his prerogative to set the price of what he produces. Is the time coming when the farmers will exercise their prerogative In the same manner? Capt. John Douglass of Tara Is dead. Plight Lieut. John Meok, ot Scuth-wold, was kllloil. Edward Charles Hayes of Thames-villo, was drowned. There has boon no dlfflculty In getting teachers for tho Manitoba schools this fall. Ralph Allen Watson, three-year-old sou ot Pte. H. A. Watson, a London soldier, was burned to death. The Salvation Army in a coffee and doughnut drive in Clilcago, which began on .\ugust 12, netted more than HIV.OOO. A sudden death occurred at a ao' rial at Odessa. Ont.. recently, when E. P. Wood, manager ot the) Royal Bank in that village expired. A fire at Wabnniun, thirty miles wtst ot Edmonton, destroyed tho King .George Hotel, tho drug store and tho ice cream parlors. Lleut.-Col. H. R. Rorko, D.S.O., ot tho 20th Battalion, has recently received tlie Krenc-h decoration of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. Girls who have entered the Spokane banks to take tho place of young men in the national service are to be ad mltted to.tho study, classes ot the Spokane chapter o.f the Amor'ican Institute of Bauking' next session. In recognition ot the assistance ren dered the wounded in France by the workers of the Salvation army on duty there the United States Steel corporation sent ?100,000 to tho Army's war work committee. A senate bill providing ?40.000 to in demnify Greece as requested by President Wilson in a recent message to congress, for damages suffered by Greeks in th�- South Omaha, Neb., riots in 1909 was passed by the house and now goes to the president. Complete returns ot the by-election In northeast Toronto for the Ontario legislature Indicate that Hon; ' Dr. Cody, minister ot education, was elected with a majority ,ot 4,S43 over Wm. Varloy, the soUIier-labor candidate. The Butte Weekly Bulletin has been advised by the pulp and pap'er division ot the war industries board that It can not pr6ceed with its plans for the publication ot a daily newspa per in Butte without the authority of the war Industries board. For selling flour without substitutes in the proportion ot one .pound of sub stitutes to four pounds of wheat flour, B. M. Parkinson, merchant, of River-hurst, Sask., has been ordered by the Canada Pood Board to cease business for a period of seven days, commencing August 26. The Victoria city council has ap pointed Prank M. Preston to succeed G. H. Rust as city engineer following the latter's resignation to engage in private practice In Toronto. Jlr. Pres ton for the past five years has been assistant city engineer. 'The American rights to numerous enemy owned operettas, many of which have attained -"whistling" pop ularity throughout the eountr?, and to grand operas, plays, songs and books, have been taken over'by the govern ment. Royalties from these works which have fattened Teuton pocket-books will now be Invested In Liberty bonds. Mrs. H. H. Saundcrson, president ot the Winnipeg Women's Canadian Club, wife ot H. H. Saunderson, a Win nipe^ barrister, died at the homo ot her father, Rev. Dr. P. B. Duval, aged 44 years. Besides her husband three children-^two boys and one girl-survive. England's birth rate Is double that, ot Germany. � A. Calhoun( of Calgary, city llbrar-las, has enlisted In tho Siberian force. Lieut. W. Kllbournc, son of W. P. ICIlbourno, of Winnipeg, is reported missing, A $260,000 nitration plant Is to be voted on by tho ratepayers ot Windsor. Mrs. Bertie Samuels, Belleville, Is charged with attempting to commit shicide. The need of conserving peach see^s or pits, apricot pits, plum plfs, prune pits, hickory nuts, walnut and butternuts for use in making carbon for gaa masks is voiced In a statement Issued by tho gas defence committee ot tho United States army. Some idea of tho magnitude of these needs is afforded In tho announcement that 800 tons a day of this raw material aro being used and that the demand is Increasing. An estate of more than $4,100,000 was left by tho late James H. Wels-ford, chairman of the Loyland Shipping Company who died in London, Eng., on May 1. Some conflict of Interests resulted in the will being brought into- court but Mr. Justice Horridgo of the probate division pronounced In favor of ihe document. It was stated during tho proceedings that $50,000 would be donated to the British Red Cross Society. THE WEST AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP. It Is hardly Dkety thallroany .west-Oj-nors agree with Mr. B.K. Sandwell, editor of the Flhahoiar Times, In his arguments against publlq owpershlp of such of our udiltie^ as railways and telegraphs. Mr,,Sandwell Is careful .to dtfTdrentlale between national owner-thlp pt rtillwuyi and muulcipul owner-HH wo have it lu LetlibrliiK* ajut KNIGHIS OF COLUMBUS T&MAKEANm Ottawa, Aug. 19.-It has been ottlc-ially announced that the Canadian Order of the Knights of Columbus will make a Canada-wide appeal for financial assistance in erecting and supplying army huts and chapels for the boys in England and Franco. The extensive work of this, order In the past necessitates this move, and It Is hoped that every big-hearted, loyal Canadian will contribute to the success of this worthy cause. Last year, under .the direction of Mr, J. L. Murray, State Deputy for the Province of Ontario, $80,000 was collected in that province alone for this work, which has grown In unprecedented magnitude. This , has made the Domlnlon-wlde appeal imperative to carry on this splendid and noble -,7ork. The effect ot the morale the Knights ot Columbus la bringing to our brave fighting lads in France and England from tho contributions received from those who cannot fight. Is heartily recognized. The organizing force is working at top speed and everything seems to he well in hand to make the' week of S'sp-tembor ,15th . succoastul. A.niiounco-monts urging tho necessity of the ap peal will bo made shortly. of the.ElrlUsh generals, Kawltnson and Byrig, i>h the e'xtrbtfTo left wing, which aro oncountcjlng the ..aormans' most despen^^te resistance. It seems, that the Germans aro withdrawing before tlio armies of Oenerals Doben-ey, Humbert and Mangin without counter aUackIng, apparently being satisfied not to lose contact with tho French troops while retiring. Southwest ot No)ron, the ^enc)\ troops must have crossed tlifi Olso �iid the little caMtKat Manica^p and should be within Immediate roach of Morllncourt but ^wo klloijiotres from tho Noyon railway ftation. Many Cannon Taken With Tho British Armies In France, Aug. 24.-^(A88qclatod Press).-A largo number ot cannon Including complete batteries of howitzers and trenbh mortars have bean captured by tho British north of the Sommo. Immediately south of the riyer the British have taken twelve cannon. The village of Bohagnlos, two miles and n half north ot Bapaume, en the Bnpaume-Arras highway, has beisn i roadhad by the British. British forces,' are bporallng east of Blhnqonrt,-within two and a half miles of Bapaume, on the west. British forces aro reported to have reached points east of / Honln.on the Cojeul River, five rallos . NORTH IJETHBRIDOC QOBPCL HALU (Late 5th Ave. N. Baptist Churchi Speaker: John Hee,.635 13tU 8t.N. : Sunday School 3-^ p.m. . ililvouing Service, 7.?0.'' � j �  BVenlng Subject:"Qod'a S<*led Foundation." " ' , �* Everybody Weleom*. 36 ;