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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ft ViARMP (1) Frpaoh.navy lowering nwiy Urget from t bittlwWp, _ most of wbom were accounted for Sjr tht CjUudkM. (3) Italian ai-mcmrcd train of naval cleared for Ilicjo grfric'ii aililjerj-'t-cn. A buy at a O (J) if dn KorJ were studded vnilh German miehliie are two Oaiiidino toldlen exunlning ODQ of Ihe posts. (i) Defying the Hum' fsi. Oaaes and miistard shells have no tartars dituing.iUtlcu In the German lines. for Ilicjo grfric'ii aililjerj-'t-cn. A buy at a aTMotd dituing.iUtcu n te German nes. i (GVLleut 'O'W (on the who ii at unseat on in London. Was before the war Industrial Agent of tlie 0. P. R., Monlrcil, and joined Uio E. A. F. In Nov., 1916, Re hM tented with UH ItaliM medal for valour by the King of Half, (V) -ft blazing building on tlwfr UM ttrxch (V) (8) Eo'.valics Array'girls roakinj pies for menia tru o> board a French LAND VGCTORIA'S TO CANADA By 11OLAND HILL1, rrY v-.. iGBNERAi 'SllV'ARTEUR CUKRIB. WHAT U tbe'Eecret-pr- LleaL-ithen i General Elr. Arlhur Currle'a jthe'cc It Is a Brltls asked everywhere hut In the' There Mi-i STyer would be one at simple blind faith. He bas'nayer; lolled; never let Lhe fighting men of the.maple leal down. Would he: "Be- cause he la tbs corps commander and we fefiow'tiica knows ha'a -human." Perhaps tfle latier point ts one tbat'Ebould coma first, "While we ate'airionglng to get back to our- honieinnd, we want no talk of pc-acc-untll have won. The sacrifices already made must no', be forgotten, out now, and win we must; If we'stlct to It and If each one hcre-and'in all.the Empire was much tallc ,of tht r oBcer led during tboaa days 'otnpetltlor. between the regulai tlsh garrison aL EsguLmalt acd the "colonists" waa Tery victory not always going to ar-Midlers. His period with the an future corps commander continued with the ID (ant'ry, becoinlpg colonel of a newly raised Highland regiment. In August call to -war-came diately Currie eDirafned At Vancou- tls "kilties" for Valcartler. When the Canadian army was under- going Its ii Salisbury Plain made ft "brigadier and when the First DlTlslon Trent to Franco his brigade was'regarded as one of the finest In the continent, In five" days bad con-, solldated ourEeKes on lUe .covettdL fidge and tie' Gtriians wefa launder-' ".ng In tie mud Instead or "us; In the recent .victorious show the Canadian commander, prored himseU dar' Ing. luperlal General must have held their breath'.lor hours after our flrat'.successful v.ave but they knew Currle add the.Cana- dians had .never faiied. Fo" t-hofia hours Currie 'a two Canadian .DlffU wroit hip-shire.'' 'rnar.-i3 General Currie recently Jady living pear the little place that his birthplace, illd- Coiinly, Ontarla." ,11.Is a sldc-- on Currlc. Outside ihe charmed circle of the corps there are critical men, some of them perhaps have reason 10 be cn- i tor y lack of discipline hut no reBec- lo to ajlloDa were cact on Currie's brigade. Blons They drove nearly ten" miles Into the German reenire. Tha cdrna'on. Ibt left bad "been held op by Uie wlndlDe valley of tne Somme where the Ger mans fought riespernlcly. The French1 who were to havor Jalced up on the right flank were also delayed. Tc the staff valchliif-.be progress the Currie fa tbo same battle by map at General Headquar under all condltiooi. HIi figure ?ccni5 almost tcjiau as he greets you with a genial smile which lights up a face tbat Is almost' cherubic. He Is so Tvell proportlontl >ou do not no- v.lous; who Etye you otitf reisani General Currie's succesi. I once eil a British general who sUnda high Jed. in military councils and .who bceir praising Currie, answer was. I believe, the real reason: tice how Is.tiU you stand alongside him .And 'look up at him. mm. ife "Carrie has made war a buslnen. He has the milla'.ones of mili- tary tradition ort-Thoard and runs Canadian army on business lines. He. U the rnanaglog'director, 'ills worR- Ing capital 's thai o? thousanda o( Canadian llvea entruEtcd to He carsfultv matches his expenditure and msnUlly keeps a pront nna loss eccount c( each CDgasemect. He can proudly say his calancc .sheet bVa never.ehcTa i loss and hlg dlvlaenda have miay and the Hlnden- burR l.lne aad CambraL" To thla 1. would add lhal be bu lie old Rgttlng sloci ol Ger- mana. Nol very manj- 'or Curr- rle Is now only.43, the corps comman- der used to drill his srtoolmalcs In his lltlle home At clsli- leen be sent out Weal apd laufcht a In the fiin.il] illlaee school at OQ A'ancouvcr Island. 3ol- was Ws hobby, tut favp iiltle Ihonshl to book Me ji tile same- an4 dsroisd to drMl anj thootlng. Later T7l-.cn he Vent bV.aftim (or nlm- t-.lt In cti'- 221! isjars hf up iht eoWirrlr.E Fr.-.- I'srs lie scrfiri (a rol. first w converaatlon Is and re'atraln- lie doesn't Vftste wordH and flrst irenlonj an thai hf Is bsihTul. bas serene CODfidence In the abll- Itr of bla oOcen aad men to do air .era It looked as IL the Ocrmanr would drive through and cut. on Canadians. But they trusted In Cnr rie's tactics. The Canadian com" niander had reckoned on sucii d.coh but he knew that delay would. ja TaUl, and along the right Hank patrolling the main roads and ridlnp icrosa the fields were the Canadian Motor Machine Eun3 nnd the thing'he He InicLa them any Imperial commander trtutl staR and that IruaL has betrarcd, he will tell you proudly. It .has helped to makV him the Idol o( the corps. There Is anotbtr side to him that havo found to their coat. Fie la not an C2sjr man i( there is. ,trace of.slackness or Unpardonable (allure In Efrcral bas-Ehown thai commander geauL tlms working w.Lh tha Fijn't by accident Incy can frown. on. and .punish sererely ncfSclenty. More than battalion bat now bas a famous place In Cans- dla'n history In the -.adow of that 'stern -side of th'e corps com- nandcr, but RTn-tbcy acKnoir- edge that Currie Lojds the wondeHul swret o[ obta'lnlrui, without., heroic iffort, the test there (9 In those ander ilm, whether a briEftcle or divisional. or .subaltern, and ser- In rnodera ullllary ladles General L'nrrle is as a remarkable find and more hia been called I nti? the co; of the High Command, not 16 Mslst lr. working out some IP.Me the lftt IB. Wt.U MP dv me problem In Ualy or Macedonia. At PuK he UM whole IiDp of altMk'iwd dlan cavalry, practically tot the firs! .H ere 'there and the first the Gar. mana made against the "unproteciM. Hank" wag badly beaten off. Af'.ijf that Currie spread .out hla nglUEnp men like a. Tan nnd by attacking Hie Huns In their rear, helped the French and Br.ttsh to make ecd Join un. When the German Uno iraa and Currie scarchEfl for an advanced place to 'put the corps staff there Tvn; a Tlllege which had been German regimental headquarters vbich stem- ed suitable. "Not saM Currie. HT rial's inst where the rluaa w6uld us j) He TVGJH mllos further ahead and Into an old quarry where the Herman dead shewed fjraptlcallj :here had been a Lcrrlflo fight. You couldn't find It wlfhout a minute search nnd I helped mere than one Imperial officer to the spot. TJul It was an Ideal place where tcnta could be pitched Innately dnrlng thehot August nlejbta, and In day lime you could climb the ridge and sec miles of the battle. field Ahead. The Huna shelled old quarters right and day little thraklng they bad been Gtneril Currte Is a biff and menially- What ftrtlllcTT bend Ms tlw of lronp.1 Ing to ridge. Cnrrff uld It voald Ukeltlae peaceful own. He, stimulated (or a (roe atrt declared ihe Canadian! Fila amonj? crieb.-ltlts ol nar FCr Iwelva days o'.heribut hU cakulatlDg mln.l will pfcp J ;