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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 'I PAGE FOUR THE LETUBnipCiEi MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918 tetbbriboe fceralb alberta AND WEEKLY LETHBRIDOE HERALD PHINT- ING COMPANY, LIMITED 121 Strict South, Lelhbrldje W.1 A; President anil Managing Director John Business Manager TELEPHONES Builneii Office Editorial Office Subscription DttlJ, Jelirertd. ffr -16 Dilly, delivered, per yen Dilly, by year ......55.00 Weekly, by mall, per year......51.60 Weekly by mall per year loU.S..t2.00 Dills ot ciniry subscriptions apr diUy on address label. Accept- lice ot papers alter eiptrallon date it our authority to conllnuo th9 sub- scription. DEMOBILIZATION SCHEME IS VERY GENEROUS After hearing many schemes ad- siro, Kncouraganieut ot the tor Its cftorU will, therefore, wo feel sure, ba [orthcomlag from tbe Great War Veterans, whllo thero Vvlll be a tendency lo Chech uncousldcrcd criticism In smaller matters affecting Iho eoldters uutll tna goverumeut bas had tlmo to apply n remedy, Altogether Saturday's' ment lies cleared the atmosphere o[ many of tbe troubles ivo had been virued irovld avtcrid IhB demo- bilization period. remains to do aqiv la (or us all to urge upon tbe government the need of undertaking great works, BO that ivhen demobiliza- tion Is over we ehlll have passed through thai trying period wltU a min- imum of unrest- nnd be-la. a better position (flan over as a nation to tike Lbo place In world attains the boys of tbe Canadian army have won for oj on Ihe field ot batik1. ranced (or demobilization ol the Can- adlan army, the announcement of the slde definlla plan adopted on Silunlay should convince the public that the SOME INTERESTING INSIDE INFORMATION Mr. Arthur Ilolman, editor of llie San Francisco Argonaut, who re- cently returned from the war fronts, whfjaer he "went as the guest of tie Brilish Government, la contributing to his paper a series of articles upon bis experiences of' tba war. In tbe last ieiue of The Argonaut he con- cludes with tho [ollofficg bit of In- Pomlnjon Government his taken a Tho wJso and generous, step. Jemnndwi- one after plan is to discharge soldiers as rapid- ly; as they can be brought home, and to provide Tor. lieul (or a period of Ei'i months by giving them double pay 'lor air months alter discharge, to-be In monlbiy instalmcnls- "We doubl If any olher gorenunent iila been so generous in its dealings With lie- soldiers who have (ought for :ib'e safely clvlfliationj Certain 11 ih? home government Vs the Old has not dealt so generously with soldiers, for only ttirea ,'rnonlhs' regular ".pay is allowed as .post discharge pay. The.plan announced seems iHerald lo combine the best features the plans put forward for dema- jblllradon. Some wanted-the soldiers held'In the anny until such lime as (each IcdiTidual could find a job which would absorb him into civil ones jmore." But this would have tended jtoirirds, restlessness. Others wanted government to give1 one .year's This. ptin would probably have .Ibeen: not been that the 'pay was' MVmiitlhat its receipt month Jby raonthTby a soldier who had nol 'located ,would not have'been jeaoiwir'o meei.n.H needs. But the ac- the soldier free to :..'get after.he j3 dlscharg ir.iie.cires. to do 50, and his doable on-for. sir lEontha any .wiy.-iSKouli-be'-not fln4 a position jhe lite .his living fairly and It 13 hopea taat, within tha time, Canada, will have proceeded so In reOTn'structicn that means a'livelihood will be available Jo every one. ol.fta boys. As It Is ei tecled'tha't demobilization will cove whole of-1918 at'least. It will h- ieeo that the last of Ibe post-dlscharg -pay will disbursed lo thoso las until the middle of 1319 "ind if Canada's resources are what -lalnklhey'are and .proper attention I paid'.to. their, development, .we tiln -.there should be no aniiety whatcve over demobilliatlon and (he Inhoenl of Midlers In civil life. i'One o'tter featiire of the demobiliza. plan which Is worthy of praise government bas not orer [looked lha case ot Ihe soldier with Special provision (or him. The minimum month] '.illdwance for six months alter his di jcflarge 13 J53. Peara for Ibe well-b jing of his family during the transltio '.iperlod should therefore be absent and should feel encouraged to under- the.task before hlrt with a light ;''ieirt. The plan applies lo all Ihoie on jthe muster roll ol the army on Nov. Htb.- There may be a tendency on the jpirl of those discharged before Iblt 'dale to feel thai Ihey have been dli; V; criminated against. But they will re- member, we feel sure, that they came .V.Jiome "'hen Canada was at the height of. her war prosperity, when Jobs were faJrly to secure. They will have established in practically every aad will ool havo been forced to mMt Ike competition for positions wlil meet Ibe boya laler on. Altoficlher the government'ft action ii t food aognry for the dcmofilltia- In Ihls .paragraph I shall move ahead of my general (nemo to ei- plolt an interesting bit of inside in- formation -which camo to me Paris fn the last days of September. At that date the German line was be- ing forced back by a secies of "cylin- der blows" the phrase Is Foch's there was as yet no public dlcatlon [hat tbe day of collapse as so near. Talking one morning Lth a man so highly placed ame must not be mentioned, I asted bat would happen If Lhe Germans ere to propose peace upun (erais iu- udicg evacuation and reparation of and Belgium, surrender of Al- ace-Lorralnfr, evacuation and recom- ense-.of Serbia and Rumania. Inter- ationallzation of the Dardanelles, bandonmont 'of colonies, etc. o replied, "all" thai was offered sisly ays ago. Xow for more than three Lo'nlhs we- have been basy behind Ihe cenes' In Informal talklests and they ave' yielded everylhing excepting lussia. Russia is their one hope of avlng something out of tie wreck; (Krom Our Ova CorreipODdeat] MACUCOU, Interest u. irrigation la Macleod la being re- formed, v'.ved, and the first meeting held (a the town tall on Friday, when a jood Ol iarmors listened wilL muck Interest to Mr, Peters as h9 described tbo advantages ot Irri- gation. In that lliey would have a crop of feed aaii grain ovcry year by HO. Irrigation with an cnMro system covering much of tha farming land la the Macleod district. This Is at the present time thought o if (ho present plans can bo carried out, These can. be carried out with the co-oporatlort of tho farmers end orniers ot Uie land. An outline of. iho lauud to w5 serTcd by rro- posed plan was given, a ad after RQ' swcrlng many questions, a commit toe was appointed (or Ibe north and also one for the south'of tho river to have (he necessary petition's" signed sent to the department through our Dicuiber, II. 51. Shaw, M-IV" Another meeting will be beld at a. liter dale. During tbo past weefc come of our boys arrived homo from Iho "war. Anioiig theai uere Percy McFnrniier, who enlisted In the Jledlc-fll Corps la 1915, and on arrival in EC gland was transferred tp Iho StraUicona Horse, where he remained, and-of which he 13 still a member. He vas in tbe many engagements' that the Strath's took part ID, and bod many narrow escapes, but ended ,up at the taking ot Cambral, where no received a slight wound and was sent lo Ens- land, arriving there a few day a be- fore tbe armistice was- ilgBTd; lie came over on the'Olymptc widvhld a fine trip, with tba of slight storm, but (hat, he savs, -was nothing compared with some of- the things we went through In France, Teddy Palmer, who Joined (he, 191st, was'fllco welcomed looking well, iie is tiuilerip.g from the effects of sorco the ments he was In, and Is glad-to be home. Lieut. Patterson, and .Mrs. Patterson were passengers, "id alt speak very highly .'ot the manner in which Ihoy were handled all Ltheoray Only three and a hall houro elapsed from the lime the -boat' until they were on tbe train and morins weel, On Saturday the" the Methodist cburch beld a' gala of work, served tea, anil In the-evening Dean U. A. Blrselhaj bsen.cboEeu resident of til} UriljeriHv'of Wlicoa- Tho American Jewish congress de- clared for k Jewish .conimomvejllli hi Palestine under tbe trusteeship of tuachluery nuu of lualorlnl al JCHRJOO.OOO. A Ilio ludlai) Assoch- llon'nt Nairobi QskB ihat Gordon Knst Africa should bo'reserved tor Jiidlan cblo'ulzallou umiir tho direct control ot the Indian (Jovornmeiit, A flnnl'tlocrtio of tho Frencu Courts Great BrlUtn, acting on behalf of luaa a Ulvorco lo such a league of nations fid nuy be James llazcn Hyde from Martha Ilydo.-daughtcr ot John K. A. Lelelmian, former American am- btdSftdor (o Derltn. Tlie divorvo grow trial Committee. 61 llelglum estimates.', out of lucamirallblllty, In which fccl- caused by military ovnr (ho war tlio chlot factor [tons snd Ihe reaiova'j of Important and is uo other jnnii or ivoinnu A tint Inquiry by (tie Central Indus- Involved, ulllioiish hot pro- tiad n at- tachmonl'for Gcrmniiy, liccause of lier residence.tuo'ro father WUB ainliHssador, ou'il lucaus'u the wlfo of the Duko ot Oroy, la etlll there. Mr. HyJo, who Ins hcon a ro- sldoat of tor muiiy years, Is arilonlly pro-Vrencli nncl frequently was embarrassed by Iho remarks of Ills wife ronccriilng Iho people of Ger- many. A disagreement resulted and reached such n sla'to luut Bprlug lliat look their BOH to Illarrltj Tlioro ivfls an oxchargo of letlcrs lio I tween Iho pair In which thoy agreed' lo Eoparalo. Mr. Ilydo, bits glvon hlfl farmer wlfo anil ploc- cJ In Ihe handi of IruitMi proptrfy u'hlc.'i will yield her fSO.WW 4 year for lite. Upon her death property goes to Ibe ion. The couple marrjed four ycari MO clilld, who U lo divide all tlc-.c-tniui- ly belween the father and the HOW MANY YARDS 0F IILKINE ARE IN OUR SHOW WINDOW? Kyltadi Co. Fur Cnt worth HW.W TTM for llie nearest e ill Mu> utber valuable prlwi. A nlih ovL-ry sale ol pr over. and they are In or a free band there. Of course It will not be granted. They are bealeh badly only themselves tnpw It li only a malter ot a litlle when, they must throw heir bauds aad accept whatever erins tbe conquering Allies may im-. pose. We shall be-gcnerona; itvils mpOEsfhle to be Just for tie reason. :hat for a generation to come tier- nany wJll not be. able to pay the bill of'Zier destruction earl be said: "The- latbst Bpche .project is fbe sbrewd surreaderlng U) tbe Uniled Slates. They count oa your President's pro- pensity for Tbe iope is iveigle him Into a correspond- ence and ultimately to make of your government an spe- ctes of diplomatic dealing wUh. ilie European Allies. I' will ha continued, "conceal from yon the-fact that thfa project gives us some'uneasiness. It Is not a time to enter Into parley with Germany, but rather B, time to follow the precedent ol your great soldier. General Grant, demanding unconditional surren- der." Thus it will be seen that iing more than two months. prior to the request for an armistice Ger- many was bargaining for peace. Sur render came only wilh exhaustion ol her powers. How nearly successful Ibe effort was to draw tbe United Into a.falie. aU.'tude we bare Eeen. Only the universal protest which followed President Wilson's Lint note in lie matter of the arm la lice saved us.from the humiliation which would have followed if that Ta tal ''propensity tor discussion" hai been "Its conrse ivo a supper. The] proceeds of the hole entertainment-' fully tip o their eipectatlona. The Melhodls uuday school, which'bis been closet ince tbe started; op'eoet .eil Sunday. i. Serricea In tbe chnrches were f Chrlstmos and its- opporlmltleg real Christmas, as .we not hiai ince I9IS, a peace on earth aunb, :as he world bas never known before a peace tbat will hfc lasting and wU ie enjoyed by; all the world. Mr. M. S. Mills, .who has beenvac :ouDtant in the Bank Commerce In Macleod .for serera has been made manager ._ be new branch now. opening at-Drum heller, and has been Verhoved to tba mportant town. V IT. M. Shaw, M.P.r Y05-.In-3EaToTfember 2S henceforth be ob served as an annual holiday rn Pqrtu gal In of the Allied victory. 'Eiporlfi from farm and fruit es In the Okanagan Talley this yea ____ will eicecd Jt.000.0p6 tn yalue. Froni Mr. Barnes, Labonr mcmlier the, Vernon district alone the return or teh War CaWnet, and John Mac- andjeconstrnctlou period, sad