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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THE LRTHBRIDGE DAILT HERALD ftetbdritge Derail fcetbbriftge, ftlbcrta 9AILV AND WEEKLY . tubacription Rates: IhlJty, delivered, per week......10 Daily, delivered per year ......$5.00 Daily, by mall, per jr'ear.........$4.00 .Weekly, by mail, per yflar......$150 Weekly, by mall, per yenr to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Business Office ............... 1252 Editorial Office ............... 1^2* W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrnnco   Business MaiiaRer Dates or expiry of subscriptions appear dally on address label. Acceptance of papers after expirutlon data is cur ,iuthori!y to continue the. subscription. Your King and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Nearly 2O0.000 primers have been taken by the allies since April 9th, according to an otllcial announcement. The majority of these have been taken in the fighting by the British and French on the Somme and Belgian fronts. * Tho British troops are making fresh pains on the Belgian front, and their airmen are concentrating on air attacks on the military and naval stations on the Belgian coast. These attacks are being carried out with great frequency now, and great damage Is being done. The French have made further advance at Verdun. Their recent victories here have placed beyond all possibility a future attack by the Germans on Verdun. This road to Faris. which figured so prominently in the dreams of the German Crown Prince, has also been effectually blocked for all time. The Canadians are clinging tenaciously to the new positions won at Lens, the slagheap on the outskirts of the city, a dominating position, being the latest to fall into their hands. Here as at Hill 70, the German efforts at re-capture have been bitter, but equally futile. it is �n outrage, and that is why we have taken action, very necessary action, to restrict the profits of ship-ping-which. I think, were a perfect scandal in the first two years of the war-profits In mines, and wo propose to deal very drastically with unfair profiteering in footC. That's the sentiment the people of Canada would like to see uppermost In the minds of the men in control at Ottawa. That sentiment, put Into practical operation, will do more than anything elso to convince the people that Canada is in the war to the Inst man. and the last dollar. LET'S BUILO UP OUR SHEEP INDUSTRY. Cheering 'is the news of the successful sale of wool made yesterday by the growers of this part of Canada. Besides establishing a Cauadian record, they,have done something to give another impetus- to the sheep industry of Southern Alberta.'Raising mutton and Wool Is a patriotic duty in these times, and at prevailing prices it is a remunerative one. Now is the time when we should, put forth every effort to establish the industry in the south so that its permanence may never -be doubted. We have made signal gains this year. Co-operative j selling of wool direct to the manufac-! turer has been established. Forest ! ranges have been thrown open on a fairly large scale. Highly bred sheep have been imported to breed up the herds. But more can be done. Popular interest should be aroused in the Industry. The suggestion has been made to the Herald that just as Edmonton fair makes a specialty ot its hog exhibits, so should the Lethbridge fair next year and thereafter specialize to a certain extent on sheep. Hang up generous prises for sheep and wool fcompetttion. Interest the farm boya In the small farm band by putting jup special prizes for them. Ram �ales should be established. Thera re other means of increasing interest in the industry but these are a few of the obvious ones. The golden hoof Is a sign of prosperity in any country. Make it one of the porman-0nt signs in Southern Alberta. A GRAND OPPORTUNITY FOR GREATER PRODUCTION Britain and her allies are heating tho submarine. But they are leaving nothing to chance. While they are dopendont In a large way on North America for their foodstuffs, their production campaign in the. old land is bearing fruit. In a recent address Premier Lloyd Georgo is reported to have said: Koort must be brought within the reach of the people. Tho worst method of enforcing economy is by extravagant prices. It means provoking discontent, it means, in addition to that, thnt tho poorer the people, the more they will suffer. High prices are inevitable in war. Nothing you will do can prevent that. One reason Is. wages have gone up very considerably, and at first-I do not say in the long run-at first high wages mean high prices of commodities at first. The cost of material has gone up. There Is-another circumstance which I should like tho community to bear in mind. As far as food is concerned the great bulk ot it is purchased abroad, where we have no control over prices. Four-fifths of the wheat supply of this country is brought from lands across the sea. We have no control over the prices beyond the sens. We have taken steps at the present moment so that next year we shall be producing sufficient stuff in this country so that we need hot depend on abroad. Let us inarch breast forward. Lord Mllner, in the House of Lords the other day. gave a detailed account of the steps we are taking to make this country self-dependent as far as the food is concerned. I hope we shall be able to do It, but. for the moment-and that is what I have got to deal with-you cannot live for twelve months on nothing in the hope that In the harvest of 1918 you will have plenty to eat. Therefore, we have got to deal with the prices for the moment, and those are dependent largely upon prices over which we have no control-prices in America, North and South. I am very glad President Wilson has taken measure* to deal with this problem, and I am perfectly certain that in the action which he takes he will deal with it in that sense of equity which has always characterized him throughout his distinguished career. He will deal fairly with the allies who are fighting under such trying conditions for their lives in Europe. The aituatiM In Britain is growing better so ta> as the food question is concerned. But that does not mean that we in Southern Alberta should slacken our efforts. We are reaping a bountiful harvest, all conditions considered. And we are reaping it early. That is going to give our farmers an opportunity to prepare a large acreage this fall for iext year. That should be their aim. there is no reason to fear that low prices for grain will prevail. And we should not stop at producing grain. We are raising more cattle today than for years past. And more sheep. But Southern Alberta is woefully ahort on its production of hogs, and butter and eggs. We should balance our farming operations more, and if our termers are wise they will use some, of the profits from this year's crop to that end. Our duty lies further than In merely raising a large volume of grain. We must raise all the commodities of which we are capable for export to our fighting forces. When we have done that we will have come cloaer than we have yet to doing our duty by Canada and the Empire. *PJCKED UP�*m<* PASSING *0R TJf** BUSY~MAN Orillia women have beon conducting a canvass to raise $50,000 for a soldiers' memorial hospital. The death occurred at South March Ont.. of George William Monk, returned legislator and capitalist, aged "0 years.  According to Die Morgcnpost, of Berlin, police in Germany intend to prohibit smoking