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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR HIE LETHBIUDC.E DAILY 11KRALD. MONDAY, DKCKMHKll 17, 1917 Detail OA1LYAND WEEKLY Proprietors and PublisStrs THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT ING COMPANY, LIMITED 323 6th Street South, W, A. Buchanan President and Director John Torrance Bushusa Manager TELEPHONES Business Office Editorial Oftke eel. Hul there Is a radical elerueut that acd there refuses to be held within bounds, ajd Ml. Go.npers' task is further complicated by the eiistence of hrge numbers ol eitrenie Social- ists and enemy sympathiiers. These obstacles, however, are grad- ually being surmounted. The declara- tion of war en Austria will clarify one troublesome labor complication. Vig- orous government action against the disloyal elements iu the 1.WAV. was another heipful factor. And the In- creasing arrests of enemy agitators are ano'.her dangerous menace to ill- PICKED UP IN THB BUsy Fingal. Ont, public school was buru-1 .Uultl- Uula. ot Montreal, uttered Different liadge For Klich ol the ed. due to an overheated pipe; loss i si-.u'uiog Indictment vt social ecu-1 diiions iu the clly. 1224 ilustria! harmony. Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per wec-i P.-.IlK delivereJ, per year Dally, by mall, year 10 51.00 Dotes of eipiry c-i subscriptions ap- pear dally on address label. Accept- ance of papers i.fter eisnratkn date is our authority to U4. sub- scription. MOBILIZE MAN-POWER AT HOME; CURTAIL USE OF LUXURIES Now that records ot the- single man- hood ot the country between the ages of 20 and 31 have been secured by ;tiie Military Service, and their occu- pation and physical Illness delermin- It should be possible for trie gov- ernment to undertake some plan tor the more efficient utilization ot Ihe country's labor supply for the pro- duction of the necessities. This is one method ot the increas- ing cost of living. The Grain Grow- ers' 'Guide points out some further possibilities when U says; The cast of high living was never moro apparent it Cauada than it is u.a at the present moment A feu- light dous effort ol the Teutons on tne made ani !here Piave. The AustroGerniau forces have largs to whom every 'massed many troops and guns here in j increase In the cbsl of living means A In consumption. But there Is s'till a great waste of productive jiower. Seblleri state that ftero never was a time when the demand lor extravagantly eipenslve wearing ap parel was S.Q great as now. Fasbloo and not the need of the hour Is stll the dictator of of our nurctas- THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR The Italians have" been abh for lie most part to check the latest stupen- another effort, but their sains thus far have been negligible. There, have been no operations of 1 importance for some time on th% a western front, either by the British M or French. The Germans are believed to be blinglcg many troops from the Russian front, but the value of these )s questioned when it Is pointed out conservation of leather the lonter fash- that the best of the German troops j Ion decrees the tops. The more ne- that tne uesi ui m I cessary it is that labor should bo eco- f were long ago taken from tne rtussian 1 front to meet the furious uttacis of I the Britiih and French. 1 MORE COMPLETE POOD CONTROL NEEDED f 'The first tMng that strikes the re- tj turned soldiea on his arrival In Can- is tho fact ttat Canadians, so far f as their everyday lite Is concerned, 'seem hardly" to realize that Canada, ft at war The FJfil-.ed States in Uie three years has had greater pros- perity than even Canada has enjoyed but now that they have gone Into ihe war tiey are doing so with a fev-1 ajjficuit .to resjst her aggressions. erish determination their best, More and more it is becoming appar- not only abroad on the.battle line but at home in trie matter of conserving the country's resources. Here is. what Controller Hoover has done in the ivay of a new plajl for food trel: wheatlcss meal each two meatless meals each day: meatless Tuesday; wheatless Wednes- day; porkless Saturday. and Tuesday; whealless Wednesday; pork- .Saturday; Individual sugar serv- ice of two medium lumps; individual tread service of two ounces. Every less wheat: use lesa ngar; use less tats; use lets less bacon. Canada tnust do m'ore In this re- gard than she Is doing, and the fact ,0iat the United Slates has given the 'lead Will help to make the Introduc- tion of a similar plan here much easto. The British and Canadian recruiting mission Iu the" 1'niteu States, esti- mates there are 17S.OW liritous ot draft age in the Republic. Kort Niagara, N.Y., has been loaned to the Polish array of the U.S. in addi- tion to Canada's, loan ot N'iigara-ou- the-Lake camp. Universal health ias'jrarice la favor- ed as an immediate measure-by au Investigating committee of the New Jersey Legislature. K. K. Tolton, former M.P. tor Nottli V-'ellinglon. and ovreeve of Clifford, died from pneumonia, contracted V cauvi'r-sing for Victory bonds. The rlso In bread prices.In Mont- real in October, says the acting com- missioner pn the .cost .of llyins, was not Justified by.- a corresponding In- crease In cost. An American liner which reached Sew York lour days late, with a heavy Christmas mall, rsportb the crossing the roughest for a. decade and a half. The Victory loan canvassing team of Bertie Township', Welland' Counly, has contributed its commission of to the Red Cross, lest J60 to be used In behalf of a-prlsoner of war. The Lake Erie tug, Archie re- ported missing, is safe at Port Dover, and the report from Port'Maitlanrl of drifting lifeboat v.-l'.B bodies In it Is thought to have been a mistake.' "Llghtless nights" are' next on the U.S. Fuel Administration's program, pn these no highway illuminations will be allowed oilier than street lamps. John Hari, a Finnish farmer resi- dent near Nlpigon, shot his wife in the neck and shoulder during a fit of jealous rage, and then turned' the gun on himself. There are four chil- dren. lion. T. A. Crerar announces that he laboring under the greatest strain, that has wired the food controller, recom was ever thrast apon It, is altogether mending thai an- order-ln-cquncll be inadequately manned. _ It Is not I passed Immediately removing the war Germuny. The industrial efficiency.of tax on corn entering Canada from the United States. In case of deaths in Canada of mem- bers of the C.E.F., when no C.E.F. unit is available, military funerals, includ- Tiie wastage ot Canadian Iroops In the Utler lia'.t of November was ie totalled ouiy 1.93S. Tho U. S. Supreme Court holds that vt-ro rejected as 'su'l still are leedic-! ally unfit; and for of the1 C. K. F. Honurably retired or discharg- ed wlio aro uol to auy oilier bailgo, provided tbal tliey aro medical- ly unfit. With reference to three classes Ihe militia department an- nounces tha't no men. are eligible for badges who have been discharg- cd wllbln of enlistment, unless for disabilities cjiusedVoy ser- vice; discharged by. reason of stop- page of -working discharged us unlikely to become efficient sold- iers, unless for disabilities caused by service. All men applying tor class D badges must forego a further medical examination. Should a man quality partmunt advises that War Scrvlco under class A find B. he Is eulltlcd to nro now ready for Issue, and both badges, but uo nmn receiving Four Classes Apply Through District Headquarlers OUawa. Dec. militia do a citizen may not keep liquor for MB applications bo' Bent badges of class A or class' or personal use even it he lives in ''dry1 hi through district headquarters with-.both, shall receive the badgo Congress lias authorized the expen- diture ol tor experiments in aerial mall delivery. Machines "in-1 valided" from Ilio war will bo used. Oleo is now being sold In Montreal al from 3S lo 39 cents a pound, 3 'or 10 cents higher than the price antlti- j pated. Contracts liave been lei by the tel- oral'shipping board ot the U. i. for 4.000 ships with net dead weight carry- ing capacity of tons. Ono of the Illinois food commission- ers suggests that cowboys Inssoo Ca- natli.-.n caribuu. He says there aro en- ough in Northwestern Canada to-feed ihe world Indefinitely. out delay. A different badge Is issued for each C ond D. With reference to the Canadian of the four classes which uro as lot Patriotic fund badges for servka at London. Dec. Is offic- ially thut Norway lias lost five thous- and sailors during the war, a Central News despatch from Chrlsllanla re- ports. The sinking of two more steani' chips Is told of lu the despatch. The steamships -whose loss is cd by 'tho Norwegian foreign office, are the Strathhome and the Sancrols. The Stiathuorue was torpedoed in the Mediterranean and eighteen ot her urew -cere waved. The Sancrolx .was torpedoed In the Hhgllsh channel. Two men were lost. STOPPED SPANISH SHIP Paris, Dec. Spanish stcam- A For members of the C. E. aV'tho: f and aro ,0, on duty J or Deen uonoraoj> re- the front which have been Issued ship Prcferida, while some nuinbef the department states 1 the coast of Portugal arged. members [badge. The same rule applies to tho tt tho r F for service in England -riif reccl on but tho laller 'Bl! holder F. bonorablv retired or _ account of old age. wounds or slck-i alloul11 tor a class D. ness, rendering them permanently 1111- co uaato. fit for service, niter having sec-n ser- vice in England or at the front. Class members of (lie C. E. F. honorably retired or discharged on account old ago, injuries or sickness, rcnierlns Iliem unfit for service after having seen service In Canada. Class men who offered to SAID TO BE RAILWAY MAN St. Louis, Dec. St. Louis man whose arrest Is reported in a Petrogracl despatch. Is said hero to be Smith, formerly n valua- tion engineer for the Missouri Pacific Kuilway. He ,'.vent to Russia with the. enlist prior lo August 10, 1017 and American railroad commission. iteming r.long as stopped by a German submarine, telegraphs Ihe correspondent at Madrid ot L'lntornia- lion. The officer of the made a halt hour Inspection ot the Spanish vessel but left hurriedly when Iho sub- marine was menaced by Ihe coast ar- tillery. STRUCK BY TRAIN Chatham. OnL, Dec. driv- ing to a political meeting last night. Solomon Gosnell, of Ilighgate, proprie- tor of ihe HighgatB Monitor, met In- Blant death, when his cutter was struck by a Michigan Central Hallway express. The body was found froztyi In the snow. ing. Take shoes for eiample. The more imperative the demand for tho employed the more ot it squandered on elaborate trimmings. A simple analysis of tie list of articles exposed to tempt purchasers reveals the.enonnons misadjustment of our whole industrial System in view of the need of economy both, in consumption and In the uttllzallon of labor resour- ces. An enormous amount ol labor Is being frittered away in unnecessary and even harmful production, while cuch an important industry as the production of food stuffs, which is ;y. Tbe industrial efficiency.of making It so ent Ihst Blmllar organized industrial efficiency will be necessary in order to win the Tar and thb Is simply aling escort and firing'party, shall be furnished by a local unit of actlve'mit MR. OOMPER'S TASK JS (JOT EASY impatient question says an Am- erican Exchange Is frequently asked, "Why doesn't' Samuel Gompera deal more severely with those striking unions that are defying his counsel aed iMlng rough-shod over the joint appeal ot himself acd the president? Ralph II. -Easley, chairman of the executive counsel of the National Civic thus answers that query: That general pnbllc does not ap- preciate the fact that Samuel Gornpers, as president of the Am- erican Federation of Labor, "not i vestige of authority to call a. strike on or off, excepting in the icase of certain local unions which not yet of suECicient Import- ance to have developed national organization and which haye no- thing to do with war production, .Tho American Federation of Labor _ .-itself can not call a strjko on' or off, because It is made up ol re- preaentatiTes Jrom the 116 inter- craft in this serfse meaning the %TJnlted Slates and Canada. In the case of these ofjlhe miners, street car con- plumbers, painters, mold- >rs, machinist] and to has an international organization W its own, with Its local union In every cfty Each has j OMistltailoB and bylaws, and each would resent any interference by the American Federation of Labor :.or Mr. Gompers in any ot its own Intertill a strike Is ;a purely internal matter. Jtf, timpet. Lie fhora and Is exerting It patrio slrlhea Jhal endangs wiping of the For a thli MBlirry he has hlgb. an pott of Ai fttlenrUorfj tHe conjerv iVoa to follow his coia- war question each man and man working where the results of their labor will increase the necessities :of life and of war. The first step in na- tional thrift should be the pladnE.'of a ban on personal extravagance. And In connection with what we said above about the more efficient mobilisation 'of manhood for the pro- duettos'of and etpeclally foodstuffs, saji In another column: From every fanning district In Can- ada the cry Is going up for more help in the .fields next year. Tlie labor upply is totally inadequate to the eeds of productlor on the scale al- eady established. Much of the help it 1s available Is of the most in- tilled and unsatisfactory kind. But filled farm help exists. Canada has ot began U> Titllize to Us full ettect- eness the trained farm help arail. ble within her borders, There ens of thousands ot men with skill work who are not at work on le farms. The woods may not he ull ot them, but the cities are. There s not a city or town in Canada In -hlch yon can throw a brick without Itltag someone who scarcely ever jaw ulslife the line fences ot his falher's orm until he was a grown man. For 3 years there- has been steady tream of trained from the radle in farm work, pouring Into our owns and clliea. Many of them are ow engaged iu employment that does ot compare In importance with food reduction. No organized effort has vcr been made to make this labor vailftble. to the farmers with the er- ection of a few spasmodic and most- r Ineffectual voluntary attempts on be urban dwellers to assist he fanners in a pinch. I! the war :eeps on for another year or two, as I has every prospect of doing, some- hlng will have to be done to mobilize his labor and make It available on he farms. Why should It not bo done next spring? It is u easy to mobollze or the farm as forthe trenches. The mobilization need not be on a basis if 11.10 a day. Farmers are willing o pay men they, are worth. Tho Imes demand ihevreorganization and readjustment of the labor supply ao that more men available for agriculture, now ta never before Can- Itila, if one is available. A division of cavalry, some strong, the first since Civil War days, has been formed at El Paso, Tex. Ex-Ambassador Gerard charges that the text books used In New York schools are virtually German propa- ganda. ada'i jiaraauwit- loduatrjr In Import- ance. Curtailmeiit ct the manufacture and Importatloii of a more et- flciect moblllHtlon' o! onr manhood will miVe hilp'ln this war 100 per cent. efficient time we (o a-realiiitibn that musl carry on the very last both at tome and abroad. Two hundred pound! of money total- ling was carried off by five men 'vho robbed the la Grange State Bank at La Grange; a suburb of Chicago. U -nia at first believed tbat only J20.000 was obtained by the rob- bers, but the later.Inspection revealed that they took 140 pounds of gold and currency and of allver. t An appeal for coal, on the ground that the shortage of that corrtmodity Is largely responsible {or in New York from pneumdnla .was made to Federal FUel Admlnislrator Oartield by the health auihcrltlea. WKhin 21 boor? 54 person E. died from pne'umoala. The first survivor's itory of the sinking of the American destroyer, Jacob Jones, tola by LledL J. Kf. Rich- ards, was made public by the' navy department at Washington. It shows that only tiro imall boats and .three llferatts floated, clear'of the wreck- age.xThe men on tbtie.were picked up after 17 honn of eiposure. Farmers jnst the International line at Niagara are in a state of excitement owing to their belief that Germans In neighborhood had decided on a barn burning cfupade. The barn of the Williams Commission Company has' been burned together with twenty four cattle and notes were nallcii on the barns of Martin Wilton and Fred Blgelow, big cattle owners, bearing the words: "We will get-you neit." The farmers are now'going about with rifles and shotguns look- ing for trie authors ol the. notes. Fire breaking out in the engine room of tho" Excelsior Straw company, at St Johns, Quo., entailed an estimated loss of only partially covered by Insurance. The St. 'Slraw Company, owned by Canadian Bank of Commerce, waa destroyed _____ived. rllb a of m addltltrnMo the plant ot the EiceUfor Straw Com- pany, the loss ol which Is 'placed at J60.000, with JJS.CM Insurance. A moving picture three or lour houses at the comer of Richelieu anil St. Charles street! alio ie- Blroyed. CHINESE PURCHASE BIO DflY DOCKS A'moy, China, bee. The Amoy drydocks have been purchased by the Chinese 'government. Negotiations had been pending for tho sale of the property In the Japanese but there was snch a storm of protests that tho Chin. ose government decided to acqulro the docks. VERY QUIET London, Is nothing RETURNED OFFICERS Winnipeg, Deo, Wekomsd by a large crowd, ot ,rtliUvei.' and Mends, a parly of oftjcers last night from oferjtas. Among triem werfl Naul Cadrt S. R. Main- guy, Vancouver; Lieut. O. R, Kurt 32nd battalion, Auitrtllan field force enroutc to South Australia; Ca'ptaln T. II. Dunn, 16th Ottawa; for i merly of Moose Jaw, staying Caplaln 0. T. Caryer, R, B., Vancou- ver; Fllgl.t Officer fV. b. Granam, lleglna; staying'here: t-jeut. J. F. Mason, :Meut. li.'B. Grant, London, Itcglinent to Vancouver; Lieut. J. R. Cousins, Imperial Bltci.Watck. also procecillnf lo N >ci. Wise People who do their Christmas shopping early are becoming more macrons each Vcar> but .lherc a--e StiU 1 enough procrastinatbrs lo rrtake a rush -inevitable at the last. will save '..yourself a lot of annoyance and stand a much befter chance of being sttifed by.. .-.-joining the ranks, of early, Pianos Distinction for Christmas The measure of worth in a Mason Risch Piano is not to be gauged by its intrinsic value atone, but by its incomparable distinction as an individual masterpiece. Each piano, whether in a, simple design or a more ornate casing, is carried out to perfection, and occupies a sphere of its own away from the average. You can only pay for material aiid labor. The un- usual "plus" qualities in and about a Mason Risch Piano are gratis. Come in and select your Christmas Piano we'll deliver on the day and hour you may set. of ihe Vtctroio.': and of Balmoral Blockr Fifth Street, i- I TUESDAY MORNING at 10 a.m. 12 only O'Cedar With Purchase OO. Get Your Receipt at 3 p. m. 12 only REGULAR SIZE WASH lOe With 5Oc Purchases HAYR ;