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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta u. Pr�prletort nd Publl�Her� JTHtUETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINT- ;jBreMdent and'Managing pi^eotor | John Torrance -  Business BJahagei- TELEPHONES Jtftce- fcHtlMtt'Office................. nil Subscription Rates: D*lly. delivered, per week...... -l^ Daily, delivered,, per year �fi�� Diily. by mail, per-Year ......?>'00 WeeMy, by tiiail, per -year .... - -Sl.oU Weekly, bv mail per year to P-S-.^Z."" 'Dates of e-xpiryot subscriptions appear daily on. address label. Acceptance of papers after, expiration date is ; our authority to cotttiulte the sub-'seriptlou.'^ ' 'suggestion should not allowed to dhop ^. / The board of trade should not rest V -witli the suggestion that a national a�sociation of boards of.trade of the Dominion be formed. The idea is uch a good one that the local bo.ird ' should not rest until the plan is .worked out and put into effect. We have . bad some disastrous experiences in the past -with associated boards of �trade in Southern, Alberta and in Western' Canada, but the trouble with these Institutions was that they were , looked^ upon merely as booster orgai^-: IZBtions which were expected to fill up the country with people, boom "land and real estate values and make .,113 aU rich without working. ' i The national organization mentioned 'at the board-, of trade lunch�Son this week would ba expected to furnish ......EomejihiDg more,in .the way of expert service such as the National .Chamber '.of Commerce organization in the United States, and when people know ; that the U. S. j)ody can employ .suck , ..yonderful men as Edwin F. Trefz as k,field.;faecret�ixvthey can easily, nnder- :||^a&�i^iiiaoi/j^=^^ 'Si J Commerce is such an important instl-iVtuUondn American affairs.' ''� J,. 'Wflat Canadian citie8!":and cotnmuil-il\ ities need at Ottawa is an'organUation J. 1. with nerves extending to every part j^-jol the country ready to advise, the I gQvemmenti^n.a, practical manner, and ready to co-ordinate the efforts . of the people throughout the: Dpnifii-^ ion In the effort to increase the de-^ velopment of our resourceK that we ^ may build ttp.th'e country and'create s^V'the prosperity which Is going to pay the war burden. In a'dditlon such an Mi organizatlcm iould afford expert^ad-vice and" aid in the problems of a par-ticular comattunlty where such prob-' iems are of nationa! iinportance as In the reclamation projects of Southern ..Alberta. There is reat need^loi a national ijody affflftittng' '|| all the boards trade ofithe Domlm , S:j Ion. The west especially needs some such organization in a place where It fj..., can keep In close touch with the gov-�..b-j emment. -keeping the men in barracks. No patriotic mind will turn against anything In the way of moet'rg the interests of the returned soldier. ' But in the proposal under notice, jlf It may be so j>ut, the4;e,i� a^doi]S}l| blessing. rt'.i�liev^s?:% aaxpajer W a certain extent, ffowetep-willing h^'may be to bea^^the extra burden, and it cinnot but meet with the, approval ot the me;i primarily concerned. THE -LinriMCiflftAI Hon. A. G. MacKay. AddrecilMs Meetittg-^Death>f.-H(e^^.i. Xiijj.'^orgnto^,. � '----^ THE PROPOSAL OF HQN, S. C. MEWBURN � '�^r Thp suggestion- of Hon.  Sydney ^^l^ew^^ with regard to the Inimedi-ife. ate release of returned soldiers with tlx monthB' pay. In advance li^.one on : '|j|: prectlc^l ^lirijp,'^an^,; Ih the interests; '4V of the m6nWffed^^a;. essarjf, tFOij^cLilje ^ iCTted sm. theajisted FlSsesVineifdl-^raey^lde'r --frpk this source would be kept in a separate and (Special fund and drawn upon, only ^ toj^cover losses sustained in .sales .affected and, if sufficient,-to Help in IdoaUimprovement of the dlstricli con-'ceriifedi �In all cases the prlcesSlsled would be the prices at which tie. land could be bought by tha gov^inpnt tl re-sell to bona.fide settlerslJr Re-, turned soldiers ' would be ^i.-eii'�first chance to purchase. Having picfii^ but an allotment, the government iir^bo^e province it was .would buy it iin ani re-sell to the soldier. All jSuchiMandj would be closed ..to other buyafs fori a certahi number of months. (:iAlteij_i ttat- it wpuld be. available to others^ wishing to settll.^The terms Jof sale would. ,be fixed' bfy the governments concerned, losses .fceiiig reconpSd.,f rom the special tax fund. " ' For this plan It might be argued that it would ^'prevent any suggestion' of unfairness ^against those who put their .capital' into, the purchase'Of land, and who hav6' field-it .under a Tecog-nlzed � system;. ?They set their own prices. To insdi-ejagainst priceinfla-tlott, the Ing of such land on the market la thus effected fairly and with dispatch. Lands, suitable tor settlenient by returned soldiers-that is, }and served by railways and near other .settlements-is opened up, and closer settlement of land promoted. fr "Whether the New Zealand .Scheme would be workable in Western Canada we would not care to say offhand, but It is evident' thatila'the Australian .Commonwealth tfie government fs taking drastic steps to provide for the returned soldiers. Something ol the length to which tKe govemment'there is doing, may be seen trom the tact that'the Commonwealth acceptf'd the situation at the outset that th*' care of the returned soldier, was onei^f national concern. All that the Federal Government asks of the States 'Is (1) assistance in the re-education of ttie returned man; (2) the supply ^f Information relative to employmeijlit; (;3) to "pass legislation to make it tfp^iiila for the Federal Government to^.Becure lands within tho State boundaries;' PorteouS'i . Rev.. J. (iampbeir'Tlbb, Pro�byte>-Ian minister-0t'Black8tock,''.O&t, dl�i4 I Vt 'i^�(Mfirif'-4^1�toift^of--ml1ItBry rdutine iiipJ4I^r^^aB ran Imtnediat^ job h the better, .an^-^oo ^oiSe wlU blm the extra emolument. l^ew*V' .-The:-nhole town ^sm ^aaddendd on Monday la.st to learn that Mr.j^lerb Porteoi(s had passed away tnat piorn--5ng at li30Ja.m.. Bight (Jayiiprftyipus hf: was' smitten down with a^ifstub-borri attpck of Influenza that fan a high temperature thro'.ighoui;^ Ihc week, .despite the best medical and nursing �'skill, and - evehfiiaHy> developed into pneumonia a fe>v -hours before;his death.-- Herbert'iJack'son PorteOus was born in MadIsbn,:�S.D., on July 10, 1886. Later, with his parents, he moved to Plngree, N,-D., where he married MisS Ma:ud Wat-Bon. The next spring he: came , to Al'berta and homesteaded at Cravath Comersk northeast of Brooks. .Jlere the home still is, though several- winters have been spent In Taber. 'While only an occasional resident In i'to-^, the deceased had made many ti4^qdfl here, for, to know hlnj^was to llk�hlm. He was a man of integrity, gonteOTis- *.n all his relatlonsihjps rwlth i-pthflhrs, .Wpd. father, a.4ovipg,yM^,;al�ul ai>9.Jd-'and ^^aoyftl irtjwjd^im jeayes b^lnd;-^ t.o: moma;hU^^m4Jiijnft> 'and Mr�i,l^ P^rteou#S t   6anon AUmAn;' at present of Burk's Palls, has beeni appointed* by .the Archbishop of'Algonia to succeed^e ^ev. F.'W. Clayton as rector of St. James' Chul'cS.f Gravenhurst.t ''"A^blllpoTlBtttlng all men who torr^ ed in the 'Di a forces during the war to'fiBtain tlielr^unlforms after th*y are 'ritistered'outi'^as piassed by the house 'aii^.sen^ to^ t|i� jU.[S, senate; ' ^fe than 2,000 American soldiers In Prstncft, isufftring froiii shell shock, �were'cured iby news . Alresdy t'hat portion ot the canal fropicLake SImcoe to Ijako-Ontarlo bab itipn opened. It Is nbw: proposed . to.q^plete the remaining portion^ between Lake Siipcoe and Georgian Bay., 3 .^.Bo^%f.)|riBm .'atj,vyhndsor, Ont., .rfr. ceived a 1 s^arp, reprimand when 18, Russians living In Foijd .were fined � total of .^2,.759:02. The aliens were a part of a group of .28 arrested on October 20 last wh'en.'a squad of police raided a schoellipuse . in Ford . where RtiBsians were lioldlng a Bolshevlki -meeting. !j ' . ,. i ..... 'iFarmer George, Oray, while visiting Kansas City la^Lweek, found himself 5130 short wh^ getting up in the morning, and ac^?ed his brother, who had slept with ^Im, of being an earlier riser. The^'jjrotlier being search* ed, no portion of'the missing kale was found-until hIS -wooden leg'-was inspected. And ipiere It wasl ..That there wDl be a decrease of at Toast 116,000,000 head ot cattle by next summer in Eurpp^',"-and that perhaps the decrease will reach 130,000,000, was one of the interesting remarlurl of Mr. Clinton Henderson, Canadian' representative of Armour & Conipany. Armour & Company's figures for the' decrease in Europe were 28,000,000 cattle, 28,000,600 sheep and 32,005,000 hogs at the present time, making a total ot 88,000,000 head...... Clem Burns, a member of the Do-;nlnlpa:-civil service fQ^r more, than 20 yejarsrsnda' bar^terby training, has been appointed, KngUsh librarian ot the supreme court ot Canada. Mr, Burns succeeds-the late H. H. Bllgh, K.C., for many 'years the English librarian of the hlfhost court of appeal. Mr, vBurns la obe *f the best Jinown of Canadian cIVll servants. He came to Ottawa from. Nova Scotia as private secretary to Hon. W. S, Fielding. Subsequently he went to Dawson City, ere he was for some time secretary 'i^.Yukpjp (jj^ncili^^^, 'Greaf W�r Veterans'* associa-' Hon has appointed R.'B. Maxwell of Winnipeg, T..',B. qf; Halifax and D. Lougham of Ottawa' an advisory committee to cb-opefate 'with the. repatriation ponunittes;' and. will represent; the actlvlttts of tUG'Sreftt^i-VJ^ar Vfeterans' assbetStloti aB'''they toiich the committee's work; The significance of this Intimate association ot tho Great War Veterans' association with- the repatriation committee Is that there is likely, to be uniformity and harmony between the work ot the repatriation committee and the aims of the Great War Veterans' jassocla-tlon, which is AganHsed to protect the interests of theKveterans of the %ar. ' ..tFrom 0(�r p^fn I'Porrojippn'lqnjt) ' OOALDAbEJt' Dec .IS.^AVe are sOtry^to hear that JohntMoB./iDtivld-son' apd Pawsop iJdth'! took'-J the 'flu In' cViVca^o.. .RopqriB?, .how-oyer, ore favorable, ,^Hd, we,-hjOp'B to see them'back amongst us soon. The Christmas tree and entertainment will bo held in Coaldalo school on Christmas Eve. We look for a large turnout . v , Wo would IJlte: all tlie district to know that on Sunday next, December 22, Rev. Hugh Dobson, of Reglna, will speak at the Coaldale church service at 3 p.m. We do not hesitate to say that no mun on the conti- BQcIaL reoonpitfudUon, than Mr. Dob-son,' He ls,iffaster o� subject hnd ianprdkont It wlthljloiltibnce and �ijioidity;.....' ' The following dHtes -bught to be kept open'by tin oiif people; "!?, c^anaa, M'.P.;,''oil �'Twe1^rf''t|�(y� 9" tfio Wds'teril Won\.'*' ^ �'" FRIDAY. DEGEMBteR 20> 191 rient is better qualified to speak on long. end, nomrr-On- iVloiitlay, Dep* 10, to Mr' Mrj. -John Gftssldy, of Chin, a som. Is there, anyone who is not congratulating, .John? . ^ > . * Some, IrrQBponalble person- keeps i*m6nkaylng with, CRrs-,whenj anytliing la going .on lai the: Rei\dymad9 school. We do rtot knoW/ .whether pj-o'secu-tlon or spanking..'Is .the ^eimody., but^ one-or -tlio., other will'be liaed before; LONDONf'lieo! 19".-4A#r^ pi-esentl Ing hl& credentials to;wltl^ jlntlu-anza' at the time of his demise. The interment took place'^t;t|iAji|/T|iber cemetery on Monday afternoon,�December 16, the funeral service being cp^duqted .by t|e Bt^v, p.-jBryan. l-HE JAB? The Hudson's Bay Co. is-Klylag away a JIOO.QO Victory Bond for "the nearest'; estimate. When you are buying the Christmas phonograph be sure yoii are buying Music. Hear thcv New Edison. No needles t� change. Can piay all makes of Records. Easy ter^s if you wi ^^l^iniboia Music Cd., Ltd. Dealers l^ekhbridge ^'The Phonogr^iph with a SouV ;