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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta .MONDAY. HECEMHIin 22. VJ19 IMK I.ETUrWHXiK DAILY HKRALD PAGE SEVRN II. S. ARMY FALLS NEAR OPEN BREAK The Famous Fighting Machine Shrinks to Shadow While Of- ficers Quit in Disgust Over Policies TJial Drag Pershlng ;md March Into Clash. Ja a dispatch from En felou. lo Nevr Globe, Arthur Hcindi'u-SiKilli that iliH L'lJ'.t-Jl SInioi; army, which :i year ago. -.yas (lie ducat fighting machine In Ihu u'orid. today In ft mnrc shadow ot its f-irnitr jwtcnL Belt, It (hi- alRlemenla of lilgb officers may be. LcllfiTcd. Tbc diapnich thai llin morale of tlic cs tab He I MI] en I hah dctcrioralcil; discipline In the ranks is dluck; thous- ands of the best have rc.-ilgnyil lYoiu the scrvltu in disgust in inn iuuU Lfhveeri UK: wai- department bu- ivnutrals. beaded hy General Murdi, cliior o( slaff, nnj tho overseas olli- rp, who acknowledge General siiins as tLclr leader, nml this la rLiptELg iho organization from toji Lo bottom. Should Defer Invaiion The laci ia tUa; oftieara or iLu army thai (Ms country tvj'il not undertake' invasion of It a slop bpcaino neces- sary, mouths. One oHicer said it would be Impossible 10 move across Lhe border eKccilvuly before June, it the declaration of war came tomfir- jrow. Uul. and iMs li something which Germany does not the bare truth 's that it would requlro a iQtijer lime for the United Stutcs to rota- forrc Its of J2.0W troops on Iho ULluc Lhtm it to Invado neaienuitouB from Uie L1. S. army havo been caused by two gen- eral reasons: low puy and densollons in rank, following rliu return ot the nrniy 10 B. establishment, and disgust with (he policies which d to prevail In the vnr went. The overseas oiricers clmrsc that (JcQural 3kircli. who has the o.ir of Set-relary of Wur Maker, baa given more iiiuotloii lo building up the rna- cMnt ho has organised In war dc- ncnt lhan 10 task of organ, the army for .i and bracing (ho Jrtuialo aud cs pril du corns. Evpcct Clash of Generali II it; oiiea lull: lu Washington that uucr or later. General I'crshlnn is coming ,lo ft clash With (Teii March. I'cr.stiinu has made no secret of hEs dlpnfirocmonl wllh tho noliciPM favored by Ihe'chlet of fcncnil.staff imd Secretary llakfir. nittior mildly Indicated Ins Ju his regard In before he military HtMtra omiiiluet-B oa March-Baker army eji'teul7.ullon hili. is [earinp to thretla. Tho gfincrcl pubKc nas K( least aotne taint mv.lcrsUndinK of the coa- i has Lirerailctl lu Ihc at- to (oruiulalQ u definite military policy for ibe. future. R IB Eofo lo iar :li a I nothing is of army circles, about the conditions in he service, Ibe ot discipline aud tLe gaps in tho ct should le latd upou MI fai'l thai anuy olfircrs who rlrr.u at- lenilon to tun detects allied ;o be present In the army uoi atcd hy Jiiigo motives, accord 1113. to (heir oi'.'ti proiSststion.F, A point Iho IE that the balance of probability mdl- catos that the method ot disruption 0( the army, coupled the JulrJRiiIng a ad totitl making Eprung up, win pensive iti ine I icy of more gradual unlla. On the biirface, tho flp-jtliay bellovc abouM have Leen urce do not look KO Thy tho army us a wtole Is men. Or Hits number 172.000 are In HID conUnc-mul I'uited Btaies. n the I'-nitcd Slates proper ihfro aro rcginiiinta, fitty-clght iwcnty-nhio f'old eleven infantry Infantry urlllltrv and rittren cav- alry rfiRliucntR. sigrul, saiil- (ury uud Iraln-irooys. Flying officers are no less nilallc abuiii force arc oiii- cers of infunlrv nnd (itld arullery. In" preparing n certain plan connection with arrangements fur LI Invasion of Mexico. Iho t-ral slaft hud oci-aslon to make csllmate ot the number of planes certain die aiitl type. They fouii-l Ilicy could rely only on tliirty, anj ii 13 understood they included in Uie cstfmate planes in priviile Tho besl plSols of '.lie A.B K. have been dcmoliilltcil, and flying estlmntci it woulrl inquire Ironi jne 10 two months lo gel Ihesii THCII lir.uk in condition for comii.it flying. lowed. AuoihLr puirA that, officers brinj; forward is the of the- army cannot ue kept -ip men wtih bau'e records und nro demoted In i-auk and officers were not senior lo UK-HI ia Rrade belore Ihc war and who hap- at the lima of inaklnj' grjuilty paid run than the pol- the overseas Application Forms Will Shortly en !Je Available From (i.W, V. A. Acting-Secrelury pened never to lee sorvlco an; pufllied Eliead or retained in j Hrn.de Ihrouijh ]iull, favor-' ilhra, or fancied erpH.'i'Sv.'y. The piymenl of (he Canadian rate of gratuity to Impcrisl soldiers who prior to enlistment were domiciled In authorities h t-j bt dcilucU'd !ic (.'uud'Jiuii amount. H (5 also sot forth ihnl" when apftli- for KmUiUy Is approved ihul HIP appncniii imM ihe uTiuiniii lo he would Umv been ctuiileJ Lo leeu a liienilH-r of the U.U.K., lioivrvcr, I Lai toT.al pay- iiiCQtj; thus rnn'lc Fhull not rxtvcd cue half ot the total gratuity payulilo _ lo the applicant; tbr balance to j yaid him ij niouthly lus-lalmxints in a-ccordance wiih the resulatlnna gov- j the ot graluUiP.1' lo cx-iiu'itilcrc o( Ihc Canadir.u t-iiic-.H lionary lorce. !The ili'parutjont of Mililiu t-ii'l Do- feuco will bu charted Ihc duty uf imying grr.iuiij1 undPi 'H.- ruit of ilit Tlic refund fif i he monry IE to bL- yaM CUMMINS BILL o PASSES U. S. SENATE v WASHINGTON. Dec. its autlsirikr imaci. thy ilii'i bill was pjpsod UT'IV by the tenme, J( noiv cues to ron- fercnce wild ibe Ksth bill. u ago by the v The vote 1C to 3U an.d followed rejection rt Senator L-ifa'Ir-tte's to coii- linue govemmcui conirol for tv.-o years. Scuator l.afol- v v lette's pubBlltute was rcJecteJ, lo.ll. v GIRL WEDS TO ESCAPE SCHOOL a and rr-rumi of irmncy to dtpendcntt; of Cmia s who return? i before ViCTIMIZlNQ RELATIVES OF FRENCH HERO DEAD i'AltlS. Fntiay, of soldiers who fell at Llie linilk'fronl are being victhnlied liy cab drivers, hoteliuon, dealers in collins uuj grave diggers, according lo Tho ncwdpnner this "utiious esploUailoti of grief H ilmt it can not lie passed ever In silence.1' No- verier lllh, Iiil8 imfe now been 3nil iho or Ihe Great Veterans -ssti- lias received ihi? varied iiarii- The LIS niiiJe in connection wttfi the payment of Krdtuity uiftkes clear ihe npressHy o! applkiuilfi having bnen Ijottii lido re- sidontss in Tanaila at tho outbreak of war, retnmod ;n Ciitip.dA :i( iifrcliargc anrj who are in to ;ku topaiMoiis itmt deptiideuls in' YORK. -Because she learuea qucslien tic. entitled to a thti[ iJv Irunu officers are not cm- iu icai'm ol not more iban cm" pas- nowewil to vend witna to school, 14- durtflg ihr rar. and thai, any }lclcn Mheky, of Southold, on Eeraralion nllow- T.I.. v.ns married to Aleiander Atotii'K. aucc oratsmnt-d poy or any advsiripes, Helen JIMC hated school. Elio bv iho i.r Innui- marrictl life was much (o bn gralion lu :tic dcpartiucK whic-h have jirolfrrt-j. >o when ace tliRi no-. rt'tcreri'il or rupnid. be trunm olficers agciln on her ded'Jcieil from :iuy rrfmiU which Ije-.iriul sbi- conflilcd her difficulty lo i.ayalLt under the new j Alcsaiuler. 10 whom flip rrcenUy bc- Ialirms- Jc-'-'in' MiKiixed, ami IIP said he wns TJie loral VcietflHE' ussiocialioa rtudy her cut, by having tlie bepii iiuillicd iliut fuinis in I'uniiecliyn nurriLiRt; ouremimy -perjnrmpil rorih- with hoih ami rc-iivilh. llelpii consiiltcJ her fntber tunil3 are beiiiB niallod and nill bp-he. wltli ihe mciuory of a rccehL jr. iu the hands of the by Mon-jfiiie. Cor hur truanry still In bis luliulj readily consented. Special Bargains in GIFT Suggestions for MEN SUIT VALUES That Cannot be Bought in Any Wholesale Factory in America Today Sizes 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 years. GOOD WEARING TWEEDS, WORSTEDS, SILK VELVET CORDS FN ALL THE NEWEST SHADES. XMAS PRICE Sizes 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32. IN NAVY, GREY, BROWN AND MIXED SCOTCH TWEEDS. VALUES UP TO CAN NOT BE BOUGHT THIS SIDE OF THE ROCKIES TOR LESS WHOLESALE THAN XMAS PRICE Pure Wool Hanrj-Knit Sweaters For Men and Boys CLUE COLORS Jten's Pullovers, J4.50, -i An Boys1 pullovers, to (fanil Knit 100% Wool Universal aitrl Vancouver Knit 57.00 (o _ ________ Men's ftofll mreotera, g AA Co, All colors. f r An JG.OO, O.UU 12.60, and lO.Ull 20 DOZEN, SILK KNIT MUFFLERS The -XhofeSale price on these scarfs (20 to per dozen. Slight Imperfection not noifceable XMAS PRICE, and A PROFUSION OF COLORS For the Boys Boys'Toques in all ihadu. Boys' Glove; and in Wool and Kid, Boys' Hose, heavy black ribbed, liiei 8 to 10, Xmat Price....................................50c Boys' Pare Worsted, tizes 9 to 10y2 and Boys' Hockey Slides with steel toe cap, lightning hitch, sizes 3, Xmas Price................ Boys' Dress and School Shoes, tizei 1 to and Offering in SILK SHIRTS, TIC G THE FINEST SELECTION WE HAVE ETEfc OFFERED. Chtney'i Tubular Pure HANDKERCHIEFS 100 ilozcn Silk lnltl.illcil, 1.00 While Silk 50r, 75c anil 100 Jotcil Mcrctrl7Cil Colorod llonlcr UrniEilltchcd. .Xma.i t for ICO dozen, tlic bc.il quality. ISO dozen. lOe cucii; 3 for Kt; 3 Pure Msci cacli .25c LADIES' HAND EMBROIDERED HANDKERCHIEFS 3 In a l-'jinoy Cue, r. In a Uoi, J1.00, n nn niul.................... tr.UU FAIL To see our 25c, SOc, 75c and of Arm Bands, Garters, Silk Suspenders and Sets and numerous other useful gift suggestions, 4J A 20 per cent, discount on all fur coats, macltinaw coats and all fun and fur collared coats,