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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta vVOLUMU X. LKTHBHIDGE. ALBERTA' TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 191 fi NUMBER 3 POSSIBLE BASIS OF PEACE iR IN EUROPE MUST BE CRUSHED FOR EVER Director National Sfcrvice Says Every Man Must Fight, Work or Pay in Canada EXTRAVAGANCE HALL MARK OF VULGARITY Michael Clark Endorses Premier In His Policy on National Service Calgary- Bee. overflow audiences greeted Sir Robert b. Bor- deu. prime minister of Canada; R. B. Bennett, K.C., M.P., director na- tional service, and Michael Clark, M- P., :n Calgary last night. All tiiree Canadian statesmen spoke at the Grand theatre, and at the First Bap- tist church, and at both places they were enthusiastically received, On his first official visit to the city, which lie represents on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, since he was-offered and accepted the .onerous position of di- rector-general ofnatioiml service, R. B. Bennett told the citizens of his city what his conception of national ser- vice is. He was followed at the Grand theatre by Sir Robert Bordeii, who stated that he was there to endorse those opinions. Following the prime minister, came Michael'Clark., in one of his characteristic speeches, in which that as a representa- tive of. the Liberal party he was be- hind the views expressed by. Mr. Ben.-. prime 'mm- Having pointed out in no uncertain manner the need, of every "atom energy In every. .British subject-'to hriiiR this war. to 'thfi-oulya.ccQptflble' conclusion, Mr. -.BBnnett defined his conception of national This conception is that every man must fight, work or pay, 'and .in that way all men must serve. This is an abso- lute essential; otherwise {his. war will never tie brought -to the conclusion, that the British, empire sees-as the only possible conclusion. And that conclusion is tor a lasting and con- clusive peace. other peace win- do. ''An inconclusive peace is bill de- feat .said Mr. Bennett. In order to attain this, end it ib neces- sary- tliat the reserves of this country be unitedj it was pointed nut that the ilrst class in the division for na- tional service was those _who were given the opportunity to fight, said the speaker. It is bad organization that a man of 25 years of age is work- ing in ,a store, and a man of 50 goes fight.. Worker's were divided into four! classes: munition work-! ers, workers in the basic industries., j men who maintain the public service.'- In the alone there arej employed in Canada. Their there is the class who .are called upon to pay, and the man who, has money not only may, -hut must; pay: some who'afe large fortunes out of the sufferings of mankind. This; offence that will rise to high heaven in years to come. It is proposed to take an inventory of the man pow'er ot Canada between; the ages of 16.. and 65, and-to apply.; that man-power best-way pos-; sible. -This will be followed by an inventory of the natural resources ofi the Dominion. I .said the speaker, "national: service does not necessarily mean con-; scription. National service means ing the necessary work and doing it willingly. -That 'is.-national service, and ithe organization it menus vie-, tory. One-of the essentials of this will be a campaign of thrift. Time was was ..the hall mark of .fashion. It is now- tlie; hall mark vulgarity." Premier Borden outlined what Cnn-. ada 'and--the' Canadian' soldiers ha.di done, especially when jliey saved the.' day for the allied .armies 'in .April', 1916, when they checked the march of the Germans to C.alais. "This saine service is being supplied .by'Canada with" rails .that arc .being, rushed to a. particular part the front where thoy are needed. Canada Would. Be .'Victim1 The organized power, British empire. protects this dominion .so that democratic .freedom is enjoyed., but were the allied armies to be defer.t'ed it would not be long before Canada would as a tribute to the con- quering Huns. :Thfl drive on the, Boramc. has begun, however, and Germans ;are being given off what come.. "One year ago ten' German shells were being sent across to OHO BritSfji, and Canadian soldiers fu' 'the trendies, hated to hear their own artillery in action. ..But that con- dition.has been and the whining end of tr fight for permanent i 'OK i'.40E 6) French Repulse Prisoners Taken by Teu- tons in Rumania ______________t FRENCH VICTORY IS BELITTLED BY HUNS Expect More Attacks But Will Not Transfer Any Troops From the East .GEN. .JOFFfJE Brilliant French comniander-in-duef who becomes president the Allied Military Council, aaid; la. succeeded. .In his- command by'-Gen. Nivelle. 300 Miles Sidings. Govt. Rys. 200 West of Edmonton To Be Torn Up Ottawa. Dec. Imperial gov- ernment has asked Canada (o help in solving the French railway situation, both in relief of port congestion and movement oZ grain and munitions, by supplying what rails it can., Hou. Frank Cochrane, wlio. was in N Paris, Dec. raid was under- taken by German troops last night on the Sonime front north of Sailly-Sail- lisei. The announcement from the war office today says the effortvwas Without permanent success. On the Verdun front active artillery fighting occurred in the regions of Louvemont and Chambreltes. Say French Failed Berlin, via Sayville. Dec. French troops on Monday undertook an advance in the- neighborhood of Rheims, the war office announces. They were repulsed by German fire. In Rumania Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. capture of more than 1000 Russians and Rumanians on the Rumanian front is announced in today's state- Russians and Rumanians In Dobrudja are continuing their retreat and are approaching the lower Danube. Drench Belittled Berlin Via London, though life German military authori- ties are making no effort to belittle the recent French gains in the neigh- borhood of Verdun, and look for more attacks, in the near future, they main- tain that this results attained are small and have effect on the gen- era! military situation. They do not believe the anticipated future attacks will necessitate any transfer of. troops from the east to west, since aniple reserves are on hand. Continued German- advance in Ru- mania, aside from straightening the line and reducing the length of the front by several hundred kilometres, lias freed a large number of troops. On. Russian Front Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. creased artillery fire at points'along the frchf: in Russia and Galicia are reported in today's army headquarters statement regarding operations in this war area. ANOTHER ALLIED LOAN Washington, Pec. allies York vwhen came, looft n biS new loau in-America and ofCer security, in order to prepare for the matter up with the result that arrangements havo .been made, the. consent of the railway'commis- sion, to tear up between 300 and 400 miles of sidings on government rail- ways. E' J. Chamberlain, of., the Grand Trunk Pacific, agreed to .the taking up of 220 miles of duplicate railway; the buying of munitions. BOARD OF TRADE MEETING TONIGHT A large attendance is looked t____ ______ for at thB general meeting of line between Edmonton'and .the the Board of Trade to.be held where, the C. N. R. and G.. T. P: parallel each other. Other ments are being made; the call 'from England being for from 1200 to 1500 miles of rails. in the board rooms this even- at S.30. There are several interesting matters to come up, HeralH's Big Prize Contest RapidlyxNearing the Finish Only four after today and the Herald's big automobile contest will come to a the .candidates will then cast their the ballot box and'the.Judges ,will count the votes and announce the prize win- ners; Secure Every Possible Vote, Those who liavV amassed the. larg- est vote totals by midnight, December 23rd, will receive the best prizes. .'Trie candidate who has the largest ..num- ber of votes will bp jjlveh the seven- passenger the candidate wil-Ii the second largest number of votes will receive the five-passenger Chenfolet; Hhe candidate "'with third highest humijer of votes willbe given the Willis piano, etc., down through the list of twelve costly prizes, -Since It is votes that .will win the prizes, the is to secure the votes and to secure as many of tlie'm'as pos-. slble. How to Sacure Votes Votes arc given on p'aid-in-mlvancc new subscriptions or. on renewals or collections of back subscription ac- counts. This tliro'd times, thc resular of- yofes'Is given follows: 9000 votes for a-6 months' subscription; votes for one year; 75.000 votes for two years, votes for three years; votes for four votes for five years. Add 9000 extra votes for each new subscription of a year or more in length. It is really surprising how rapidly the triple votes count up--'when one goes after them in earnest. The re- ceiving of a million votos or 'more for a day's work is at all unusual. Figure.up how many votes you need to gain the get busyVand make a special effort to obtain that number. -You will not .find it.difficult: Ail' Votes Must Be In Ballot Box Don't overlook or lose any reserve vote ballots in the excitement and confusion that is bound to occur dur- ing the closmg days of the contest. All votes yellow slips which were sont or given to you when you sent or brought in subscriptions) must be in the ballot box when the judges be- gin the 'final count, otherwise they will not bii counted. It might be, a, wisR plan to gather your reserves to- gether an'd send, them in ,now. .At any rUe do not forgot to mail thorn with your final returns. A Thought for the Cheerless Homes There arc homos In Tollbridge which the hand of prosperity has not touched, homos where perhaps the wnec-earubr, If away at the front fighting our battles, where the scanty earnings of those to whom this responsibility is left arc "little enough to keep body am! soul to-ether and where the little ones are looking forward to a cheerless Christmas, in which Santa will play no part. Happiness can ho brought to these homes by a ten- dollars, contributed to the-Herald's Qoodfeliow's Fund. The'contributions have been generous, but there is plenty of room yet. A dollar goes a long way in this good work. Previously Acknowledged Margaret Johnson LOO kittle Girl .....................................25 1-00 S. J. Shepherd fi.OO C. li. Bowman S.OI) Eleanor, Norah and Laveroch Marrs 3.00 Teddy and Mary Hain.es 1.00 for the two months were 1183 per month 01 each "pay day C 4 The average wage paid through- out the mine, including boys, day borers and all who are on'a schedu'e as well as contract is between and per month af- ter all are mkde 5 Deductions are made., for pow- der lamps doctor and hoipitxl, Union dues, check weighman g Horary, coul and rent .where these are supplied. In-going over the rolls about a dozen characteristic pages vfgre taken 'from which some averages W6re struck. .The payrolls all for con- tract men, and may be Ukeu as a fair average. The result'is that the Herald fim'.s the contract, earning about }4 50 per shiit of S hours on the average jjttr hands of Germany; Much as. the entente, .allies longed for It, the premier added, the Central Powers' note and the speech pre- ceding it. afforded small encour- agement and-hope for an honor- able and lasting peace. Lloyd George said: 1 answer will be given in accord with our allies. Each of the: allies'separately and inde- pendently arrived at the same conclusion, i.am glad of the first answer given by France and Rus- sia." Lloyd -George said the allies would Insist that the only end of the war must be a complete guar- antee against Prussian militarism disturbing .the peace of Europe. The formal reoly of the allies, jhe premier announced, will be in the course of a few t The 'premier said- "We wait until we hear what .terms'' and guarantees there are surer than those which Germany broke. Meanwhile we put our trust in our unbroken army." MUST BE REPARATION The premier analysed, chancellor's speech and then declared emphatically "Without i eparaiion' [leace is impossible. Moreover what guarantee is there that subterfuges will not be used in future to over- throw any treaties of peace into; which, we might now enter9 We must keep a .steadfast eye on the purpose for. which we entered the We en- tered it to defend Europe from the aggressions of the Prussian military ltd We iniiet insist that therei-tip tnost complete guarantees against this caste ever again disturbing the peace of Europe 'Prussia .baa bees 'ft bad neighbor. Now that really been-un- dertaken it would.'be folly not to see to'it that this swashbuckling through, the streets of Europe, and this, dis- turbance of peaceful. citizens wits dealt with here and now as.the most sei :ous offence against tlie law of nations." Tne speech of Chancellor Von. Beth- mannJHollweg, before the German. Reichstag, was characterized by Lloyd i George, as constituting in. substance a denial of the only terms upon which, peace was possible. Should Consult Dominions j The uremier said the time had come when the Dominions should be con? suited more formally as to the war. An imperial eonlerence would be sum- moned at an early date to discuss vi- tal questions The premiet said it was proposed to appoint a director of national ser- vice, and that all industries and ser- vices would be scheduled as essential to the war. Prospect Ndt Gloomy After declaring that peace without reparation was impossible, the prem- ier asked whether "All the outrages, on land and sea" had been liquidated b> the "few pious phrases manity During the war, the prem ler said, shipping would be national- ized in the true' sense Premier Lloyd George Announced it had been decided to give recognition to the ag- ents of former Premtei Venizelos of Greece Dealing with the war situa- tion the premier said he had a ste.ro but not gloomy Rumanian blunder was an unforiuhato one, but as the worst it onjy pro- longed the war and could .not affect It It might have a salutary i effect, be continued, in calling the attention of the allies to the obvious defects of 1 organization To prevent the -RuinaiU ian situation fiom becoming worse, y ihey had laien strong -actions Greece. .They were taking they had decided to recognise the ag- t ents of former Premier Speaking of the western fiont, Lloyd j George leferred to the growth the British-.armies and continued: "I am convinced ultimate victory is Sure, ,if the nation shows spirit of endurance and readmefig.io; learn? ag the mud stained aU thVfronl" T '_ OH oy FAQE ;