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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUH THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 1920 Xetbbtlbge Detalb letbbribge, Siberia DAILY AND WEEKLY Pnprletort and Publlthen THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED 6th Strtit South, Lcthbrldgt W. A. BUCHANAN asd Managing Director John Torraoce Manager Uunber Audit Bureau ol Clrcurtllona. Subscription Ralw: Dally, delivered, per wws: ......I .23 Daily, by mall, per year........ S.OO Dally, by mill, tor 5 moa'-is 1.2o Duly, by nun, 3 monlha....... 2.50 by mall, per year.....1.50 by maJJ, per yaar to U.S. 2.UO Farmers roaoy limca are responsi- ble for starling destructive forest 'ires. Great csre should be oierclsed n brush curDlDg during dry seasons. The lire is afll to gel beyond control tho -blaze spreads to adjolnglBE woods. It has been found, too, that frequently sparks from locomotives 'all In or iipar wood, set. fire to the underbrush and before long tho trees are tblaie. Professor Howe urges that our for- ests be made safe for trees, for It is clear, be remarks, tbat the forest has been a very unsafe place for them. Not only should Individual campers, hunters and others be awitened to a sense of (heir persona] responBloll- ly for gasrdlnc against the careless use of Are In forests, but onr Eoiern- mciits and owners of prlrato' land unfitted for agriculture should also bo awakened to their responsibility for FOREST SAFETY AND EXTENSION. Standing timber to the value of over Is destroyed every j year In the United Stales, according I to callmales made ty tbe forest scr- 1 vice of that country. This represents j a serious loss In itself and In reality i .even greater when Ihe fact Is re- I membered that tbe United Stales Is I -using up Its resources of timuer four J times aa fast as it Is Erown, and as a I natural consequence. Is facing ihn f. early depletion ot its forest and sllll j greater dependence on ouUMc sup- ij piles. Fire ravages In Canada 'f even grcaler, as. Indeed, Is only to be expected from the greater extent of Us forests. Professor C. Howe, of Ihe faculty of forestry, University of i Toronto, recently slated In an nrllcle conlrlbuted lo tbe official publication of the Commission of Conservation that fully one half of the land in Can ada Incapable of agricultural develop- j ment had teen overrun by fire and the majority of trees killed or- In- i Jured. Senator Edwards IB quoted as eaylnj that over twenty times as i have leen killed by fjre j as have fallen tefore Ihe lumbur- man's'iie. The commission, thai re ported on tie forests of British Co lunrbla estimates that twenly-lwo times as much timber has been de fltroyed by fire as has been cut by log glng operations. Indeed, It goea far ther when It affirms that more. Irc'e bearing sawlogs have been destroyed Iq British Columbia by fire than can Jirobabljr to found today In the whole pt Cani'di. Nor Is DritlBh Columbia's experience exceptional, Professor Howe comments. In proportion to tielr areas, tho eastern provinces hmre been at least as badly burned. Ttraaceo smokers, slallsllca coni- Some Criticism But Board and Staff House Suspected (From Our Own Correspondent) CA HUSTON, Aug. train Saturday night brought ID B special car conveyluE several C. P. R. officials from who spent the day going through the temple- and visit- ing the Glacier Park. orest conservation and to.- reforeet- alion. The world Is'not only faced with Mrs Asnes May-McLean, who has been In town for the lasl two months the -prospect ot still greater scarcity but even famine unless a vigorous policy of replenishment Is steadily carried on. The timber harvest 19 ung in coming, and because of that private laud owaera are slow to move or tc realize their duty. Governments, however, are permanent, evea H their complexion changes, and It is their pre-eminent, duly to prepare for the future. The lumber Industry Is of large Importance to Canada. Indus- tries wholly or partially dependent on wood, s.dd materially to the wealth of the Dominion. The lumber Industry is only exceeded in Importance by agrlculture and manufacturing. Us permanence and its increase depend on the conservation of our forests and their extension to all sections un- fitted for other purposes. plied In tla United States show, aro annually responsible for a conslder- able proportion of tho conflagrations causing Immense losses In timbered areas.' So serious Is tils source of forest fires that Secretary of Agrl- cojture Meredith recently annealed to tho tobacco manufacturers to co- operate In enlisting cigarette smokers a movement against careless use ot fire In all forests, fcotb. national and It IE bit. Idea to have Iho print R fire caution on] the outside ot each tobacco, cigar and cigarette container. Hundreds of !-_ thousands of people would read theso cautions and their effect would bo very ho believes. Similar action has teea tsSsr. iy r. Canadian tobacco company as a stop, toward safeguarding the timber resources of tho' Some lumber com- panies In the United States do not allow their employees to smoke In the woods, and the extension ot this rule being strongly urged. The forest .service Is endeavoring lo Impress upon- the public the danger lhat rcaulls from dropping .1 llghlcd match, a pipe coal, or a llghled cigar- Jllo or cigar stub In or near s. wood. Jlunlcrs, fishermen and woorl workers of all kinds smoke In Ihe forests and automobllMs carelessly loss bils of 'lire from their cars and speed tbouBhllessly onward, unmindful of tho possible source of conflagrallon they hayo left behind them. A single glowing clbarettc end may cost Iho government thousands of dollars for Ilro fighting, to Bay nothing of tho value of tho timber destroyed, Ihe desolation of scenic beauty hnd the harm dono to watersheds. In prolcc- Ing the national forests of more Ihnn acres, Iho department ot has to fight Ihousands of forests fires every summer duo to CarelcssncKs. -There aro Bovcral olhcr Imjiorlant of forest fire which can bo laid to Iho careless use of fire by In Campers many limes leave their camp fires lighted and unprotccl ed whllo (ney fish or hunt. Camp tiles frequently are abandoned and II.o fire Is not extinguished. Here la a rcry real danger, for there aro many In which the fire can spread lo Ihe. surrounding underbrush nnd make Us way to the trees. A wind may vpread the sparks lo the Umber near A LESSON HERE FOR CANADA. A protest against -the Irish form of hyphenlsm was raised before the Plat- form Committee of the Dcmocrallc Convcnllon by a member of Congress from Texas, Representative. Tom Con- nally. And It came wllli greater force because It came from an.American, of Irish descent. In a hearing by the commltlee, nepresenlallve Connally, declaring lhat the proposed plank pledging the carry lo official'rccogni- Uon of Ihe Republic ot Ireland was' not the proper expression for lie con- vention, Eald: "1 am an American, although my ancestors were of Irish blood. I am nol un Irish-American. 1 Al simply airAlnerlcan: i'am against any'kind of hyphenated Irish, .German or Brit- he continued In spllo of hisses from Ihe 'propagandist. "1 stand for Americanism." As some of .the most effective lead- ers on behalf of Americanism against German-Americanism were men of German descent, so we hope it will prove that some of Ihe most effective leaders on .behalf of Americanism against Inch-Americanism will be of Irish blood. There Is food for thought in these few paragraphs from the New York Outlook. Are we not in Canada devel- oping too much ol Ihe hyphen and al- lowing certain elements to put Can- ada and Canadlanlsm In the back- ground? Tho spirit ot true Canad lanlsm, a real lovo for Canada, and a fervent desire to make, it the best country In Ihe world, are whal we need amongst our people. A united country can never he built up where the people aro spill up Inlo racial classes. Canadian oughl to be a good enough name for anyone living .In lacada, no matter where they came from or who llielr antecedents were. visiting her mother vhila recuperat- ing from pneumonia returned to her home In Ogden, Utah! Her mother. Mrs. May, accompanied her as far as Coutts. Mr. and .Mrs. Harry McCunc, par- ents ol .Mrs. M. A. Coombs, who have been here during jthe last three weeks, returned to Ogden via. Great Falls, this morning. Mrs. Bruce and daughter, of Milk niver, who have been the guests of V.r. and Mrs. Cook, returned home this week. Mr. Clay Van Winkle has gone to High River, to assist his brother in tie erection of some buildings and the harvesting of his crop. Mr. and Mrs. -Vauce, of. Raymond, here attending the funeral of their grandchild, who was crushed under a water wagon at Glenwoou. MIsa Vera Layton, who Is confined to her room with a nervous break- down. Is repoitcd as Improving. Miss Layton has teeji employed at the local telephone office for several years. The. Cardslon 1st and 2nd ward schools had a, celebration on Wed. ed to leach these things at home to Ilieir ovrn children. The school board vas also attacked' OD their economics. Some thought they spent money unwitely. Theu the question ol efficiency o( the school slaft was raUtd. On look- ing into It, however. Itie inefficiency was found to te In the students (hem- I selves, not In the teachers. 'were show that in the ufov- nce. one-third-ot those who wrote On .he Grade examina- tions, passed. In Cardstoa ose half, or 50 per ceat. passed. The school buildings' utility was then discussed. The gym can now be used for entertainment since the stage has teen enlarged, and tbus the gym Is more than maintaining Itself. Mr. Martin M. P. P., stated that -Mr. "Doyle, former minister of education, said-'that the Cardslon school bouse wa> the best school building In Alberta, If not In the Do- minion, for the money expended. "The he said, "'who drew the plans should be pensioned for life." A vote of censure vras then passed the unknown' Individual who sent out the insinuating cards notifying the people f the meeting. Also a vote of confidence in the school board. Tho meeting was- then adjourned. Aug. 18, al Ihe town square. Games of various kinds and refreshments were the order ot the with a-dance In the of the Herald, spent the wsek-end'al Ca'rdslbn.' Mr. James Layton, of Taber. is In, town, visiting old having lived'hire-In early days. Dr. A. J, Hlggs lias-relumed from a Iwo weeks" Irip- to Davenport, la. Ha visited Salt Lake on his return trip. Mr.'Moroiil of the firm of tho Cardston Farming Co., has been confined to h's home wilii pneumonia Mr. Thos. Duce reports that to date 1UAKEPART Meeting Called to Discuss Plans Cenli'e Also Matter of Interest has ;Bhowm some through'the-temple. persons LOSSES IN OPERATION OF STREET RAILWAYS. Experience proves that Lelhbrldgo went Inlo the street cnr business too soon, but lual we are suffering to a greater extent lhau cities much larger and where cuch transportation Is n necessity Is doubtful. At the recent convention of the David Caldwell, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. CaldweH, 13 confined lo his bed with rheuroatlam. -Mrs. James-'Caldwell, of Brocketl, Is'spendlng moth- er-in-law, Airs! Fanny Caldwell: Farm House .Daslroyed.. A very mysterious .Incident look place at'the homestead of Mr. Ed. of Boundary Creek, Sunday last, .when his'home was consumed by flames. Mr. and Mrs. House were away for some lime and left their place In charge of Messrs.'Sam Baker and nay Wellman. As Mr. Wcllman was milking his cowa Saturday evening, he looked over and saw Mr. House's house enveloped In flames. As .the fire began so suddenly and burned so rapidly, it would seem lhat Ihe fire was premcdllalcd. by some vengeful person. Another strange complication Is lhat while Mr. and Mrs.. House were away lest year for a short lime, their tent In which they had been living was In a like manner consumed ty fire. 11 Is hoped the officers will' be able to get to Ihe bottom of llils and thus avoid any more inlcnded accidcnls, if such Ihey are. Tho Icachors of'ihe 1st-ward -prim- ary, accompanied by the children, wenl for a sfwlfli In Lce'4 Creek Mon- day lasl. Mr. Heber O'Key and wife, former residenls of Cardston, mplored'from Los lAngeles on a visit to Ihclr old homo.. School Mailers A meeting of the ratepayers ol Cardslon was held Triesday Aug. 21 lo discuss school M. Woolf, M. P. I'., was clectcti chair- lan. The meeting was turned over to ratepayers for discussion, after the minutes were read. Tho financial statemenl of the year ending Dec. 31, 1919, was discussed quite extensively DUBLIN, Auj. II. Judge, a former republican volunteer, at the Dublin conference today, urged an amendment to the resolution by which Ihe convention would go on record as favoring a republic. He also de- nouuccd the Ireatmcnl given Lord Mayor Terence MacSweehey of Cork, and other political 'prisoners. With other members of Iho convention he had not been "present at a meeting previous to the formal session which passed a resolution asking the gov- ernment to release MacSweeney, and other persons now In British Jails. His amendment was ruled out of order, but during the rest of the meellng he kept Insisting on bis-point of view, bul was finally quleled by volunteers, chiefly former soldiers. James Brady, an old Parnellte, and a former member of the house ol commons, brought a new note into the proceedings with a speech, the key- note of which was fire." Olher speakers supported the resolution out the clmax carae'i-when High Eherlfl McWalter, of ;-Duhlliv.declared in au impasBlqhed.'sp'eecli.--_. _____, was virtually for the of order'in have a letter. In my pocket from Lord 'he said, "giving'me charge of Dublin. I am ready to take willmalnlaln order f every soldier Is withdrawn-' from RAYMOND, Aug. Ray- mond women are alive to the Issues of the day and Intend to take an ac- 11 part in the coming provincial ,'blMlte on the question of inter- rovinclal trade In liquor Is shown ths announcement made yesterday Mrs. Johu F. Andemm, president the Women's Institute. A call has eu made to all women of tue tovvti id district lo mcel in the United urch nest Saturday, Aug. :s. at 3 :lock In the afternoon. At this :ellng Ihe women will organize tor o approaching campaign as 11 -Is clr [utenllon to contribute cff.actlvc Ip In winning the campaign for the rys." Another question that will be dla- ssed is- that of a community can- ng centre. This Is a movement that rapidly spreading. It is pointed oul at such a centre would mean a ma- rlal saving In money and en- gj, and as this Is an age of cooscrva- ou, the community canning movc- !Dt Is quite In keeping with the nes. Union of Canadian Municipalities Dr. A. Herdt, vice-chairman o( the Montreal Tramways Commission, de- clared that the "whole complex struc- ture of tbo public utilities In Canada s on the verge of He ex- pressed Iho view that "Iho best ser- vice which can 'bo given to a commun- ity Is by private ownership, wlth.BUCh regulation and control as will assure lo the public fair and reasonable trcalmoikt In all maltcm of service, rates anil safely." Jlul ho did Ml claim thai It was only llio publicly- owned uliltles which were In a had way. lie went so far as to say that there was not a plrcel railway proper- ly In Canada being operated al a profit, (lespllo tho increases In fares that have been made In many places, Kven the Montreal Tramways have Just raised rates to seven ccnle. In some cities across tlio lino, as high nn ten cents Is clmrgpil. The old live- cent fare Is no longer the order of tho ilny. Lclhbrldga Ima attempted Increased rates on several occasions without much success, We heard proposed the other day, thai, as tho aulomoblla was llio street railway's chief comjio- lllor, (ho cily might' consider pulling .he streets.'. 1 could keep go oil order and good wlilwilh the1 volunteers and 'prmefi ready'. to give that tho -sit ua'tion' lo (Prom Our Own Corrclpondanl) RAYMOND, Aug. 111 report of tlie gas explosion In a LetU bridge garage in which one man los his life, c.omes the''announcement o an explosion In the' King and Green garage hero. The gas in the tan of a car ECldom used, exploded, smash Ing the tank Lo after hur Ing It to tho roof of .the garage. Every window la lhat part of (he garag was broken by tho. force of the ex plosion. Tlio report of the explosion wa heard all through the plant and to rods around. F. Woolf, Bill Card George Paris and Ike Nevin, emplo) ees, only escaped by, a miracle. Ik Nevin gol a riasly Wow on the heac Mr. Nevin was engaged on the tan at the lime. He thought it was empt not having been In uso for' thfe weeks. HANDICAP DAY AT CLEVELAND TRAP up rates during the seasons, winter of considerably wllh tho board's report, Mr. Atkins attacked the board quite severely about the eaiillary condition of the school house. Tlio; school board explained It as due lo temporary ab- normal conditions. Mr. Atkins suggested that the principal of the school should lake upon himself to leach Ihe children honesty and other like principles. Ho believed that small acts such as taking a pencil or n book in school, might lead to some mcro .serious crime In later life. The principal of (lie school, be thoughl, wag respon- sible for this moral leaclilng. Tho ralcpayers In general, however, wlah- and spring, when tbo nulomobllo Is not BO serviceable and when Ihe slreet cara arc largely used as a ncccaally, and then drop the ralo for the sum- mcr and fall months, so as to meet nulomohlle compellllon. As It Is, wo undersland, our 'slreel railway Is meeting npor.iifnr; orponsos and that la not (he case of some'of'the Inrgcr (Hies. Development of Henderson Park next year as n sports resort should considerably nilvaneo the rcv- enuci. Considering, however, advanc- ing costs of operation and mainten- ance, we have some consolation In the fact that Itic IxHhbrldge system In not suffering as badly as operated lines In somo other cities CLEVELAND, O., Aug. Toda IE preliminary handicap day for In grand American handicap on rYlda, Iho fealure event of the internatlon meeting or Irapshoolera being hcl liore Oils wcsk. When onlrles close late yesterday there were 690 name on the books for event, 100 targets ranging from 18 to 23.yards. tho prdlmlnnr wltb handicap CANADIANS WILL ROW AT ANTWER ANTWBRP, Aug. Canadia oarsmen will meet Sweden and Sw zerlanil In the firsl heat bt the ton oared shells event 6( tho Olympic r gatla which will be rowed on Salu afternoon at 2 o'clock.- The me from the Dominion are expected win Ihclr heat. llelglum Norway and Fraii- In tho second lical, while the Unite Slates mccls Urazll and Czccho-ai vakla In Ihe third. The winners w meet In the flush at 2 o'clock Sunda afternoon. Harry Wray has been appolntc asslslanl ot the Lo (ion tirnncb of the Ontario Emplo merit llurrau, SCOTTISH FOOTDALL AIIK. Car-adl? Aaeoclalod Football com played In Scotland yestorday result na follows: Dundee 0, Third Lannrk 0, Kllmarnock 1, linlth 0. Hamilton 3. Ayr United 0. Morion 2. Dumbarton 1. Hibernians 0, Fnlkirk 0, President Wilson's condition sllll gives auxlely lo his Tromiuent Canadian are planning to nuugumtc passenger and freight air- itaue service if Mcilco. More than old clerks, men and women, passed out ot the United States government service under the uew retirement law. crease Us rates. FFECT OF H. C. OF L. ON THE NEWSPAPERS (From the Toronto Globe.) The high cost of living has atfcct- I the newspaper more and more aay other Industry In tho coun y. Aside from wages, fuel, her items common to all industries ewspapers have lo contend wllh a mtinual rise in the price of -paper hlch has increased over 250 per ent. in the past three years. This fficull situation has lead lo luc malgamation or extinction of a num er of newspapers which have servet useful purpose tor many years. In ludsay, Ont., there nre at present ur papers, two weeklies and two allies. It Is possible Uiat these arc oo many for a town of bu hey found it impossible to continue nder present couditions. There Las een no amalgamation, but after 1 the weekly 'edition be Lindsay Post and the dally edl on of the Warder will be discon nued. This arrangement will leave i the field the Evening Post as a ally and lUe Watchman-Warder a weekly. ,In making 'the ubllsn'ers of Uiesc papers-'give the ollowing "partial list of towns and itles which now have but one paper nstcad of two, three, four, or more s formerly: Brantforfl, population Brockvllle, population Fort William, population Gall, -Niagara Falla, opulallon Niagara Falls, N. Y., population Pcterlioro, pop- ulalion Port Arthur, popula- lon Port Huron, population population St. Catharines, population St. Thomas, population Windsor, >opulatlon Woodstock, popula Ion PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN' Samuel Dack, a grocer In "Illllc Sarnla, had his store broXec inlo, and pairs of boots and other merchandise stolen. Six hundred and eiglily-lwo war veterans who enlisted In Sarnla will receive a civic gratuity which will be distributed In about 30 duys. Ilcv. II. J. Murphy, of the Wardvllle Anglican church, Is away on his holi- days, and his congregation Is wor- shipping wllh the Presbyterians. The Urlllsh Royal family are aid- ing the price-cutting movement. The King has purchased six ready-made suits of clothes at 33C per suit. Tho tody of Adolle Dubols, of Garghly Slallon, Quebec, was drowned by falling Inlo the SI. Clalr river nt Sarnia on May was re- covered on Thursday. Cecil Marshall, n Raleigh township farmer, was cleaning his car with gasoline when an explosion occurred, selling fire to his clothes, which he extinguished by diviug into a tank. Miss B. daughter ol Ihe City was severely bruised when struck by a Grand iliver railway car. anil dragged a con- siderable distance under the fender. ELcphcn Wellington, who has de veloped some of Iho besl mines In North and Centre Hastings, died ;il his home In Msdoc, aged