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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK FOUR THE I.ETHHRTPGB DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, a, HERALD IITED THK LITHORIDOE COMPANY. LIMI Sth Street South, Lethbridge, Aliierti W. A. UUCHANAN President and IXnctnr JOHN YOltllANCH i. liuslu Member Audit Ilurmu or Clrculatlcns Subscription Ra'si: rfellr, dellvcrcO. per week..........? by mail, per year............ S-00 Puily, by inalJ fur f. months........ it? by mail, 3 months........... iiu Weekly, by mull, PIT year.......... l.bn Weekly, b., mini, year to U.S... :.00 IRRIGATION DISTRICTS AND DELAY IN FINANCING. With the desire expressed by the farmers of the Now Daytou district to secure irrigation -water for their lands at the .earliest possible minute the Herald is in entire accord. And that applies to the fanners of every district which is capable of being irri- gated. For while we believe that now and from tho muurj of tho hind either do not want it or could nut il. These moil would have to by convinced. How would tho Govern- ment sot about it to convince them that u full gunrantoo was tho tlihiK? Suppose they were to consent to a full I'lumuiloo of tlio bonds of tho Loth- bridge what then? Is it not likely that they would say to tho ttov- ornmont: "Thus Cur and no farther. When the Lcthbridpo fann- ers that we have mil'1-.1 no mis- take in granting them a full guaran- tee then wo shall be ready to talk about further guarantees to other dis- tricts. But wo must have proof how these bunds are soing to bo repaid be- fore we consent to Alberta pledging her credit up to more such bonds." Looking at the problem in the light of nil those of the Legisla- ture who have no t direct interest in irrigation, the Herald believes that on the full guarantee plan they would be right in asking for a few years' de- lay, after the construction of the Leth- methods will be introduced which will j to 6ee bow it eventually make dry farming in South- is going (Q ,york mit That ls exactly Alberta much less hazardous than it has been the past three or four we are more convinced than ,what ia being proposed under the scheme the Government is believed to have in raiud for submitting to the arer that the stability of agriculture j comjng M8sion the LeBlsIature. lt in the wholo southern part of tho i wm wofk out the Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Tn what (into can tho art of sculpture IIP traced? 2. What sculiituro denotes the per- iod of tho highest style in Groeco? arc the most ilislingu.Khed ot modcni day s-julptors iu KusUnd? V.'lio nro tho juont noted woiuoa sculptors in the Unite! SUtes? Ou what date did the IT. S. do- chiro wjir against tJormmiy? G. When was wheat placed on tho free list? TUESDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. other uution beaides the Egyptians embalmed their corpws? 2. Ucsides Aberdeen, which is known us tho "Grauiie where is there u Granite City? What is the Home Office in Great Britain? 4. What was tho original Congress Hall in the United States? 5. What is tho Liberty Bell? G. At what aso did tho famous violinist Pagan in, make his first pub- lic appearance? Province depends very largely on the use of the waters now going to every year in our rivers.' Irrigated areas scattered through the large dry farming belts will do much to over-. come livestock losses such as were1 Incurred-during the same in either case. In neither case, will the Government have any object in delay- ing matters ono minute longer than necessary. If irrigation on the Leth- ANSWERS 1. the aborigines of the Canary Isles. U. In Maddison County? Illinois. 3. A Department .of State analog- ous to the Department of the Interior. 4. Independence Hall, the old State House of Pennsylvania. A sacred relic of the Americans, i preserved in Hall, Penn- sylvania, with its motto, "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof." 6. At the age of nine. make mixed farming possible: -Therefore, thoroughly appreciate .we. in the south are sure.it will be, m of 1919-20. the Qovenmient.will be only too ani- iouH to help other districts to secure water, for it will add greatly to the the desire of the New Dayton and; agricultural wealth ,r the province, Warner farmers to get their lands nn-, strengthen Alberta.3 creditj and do der the ditch with the least possible; away ,.jth the reliet problem of dry But while they have our eutirq years and great commun. tyapathy in their endeavors, we doubt happy home, and contentca very much whether they have fully atudied the program for irrigation de- velopment in Alberta as set forth in the Herald's special dispatch from Edmonton on January 22nd, purport- ing to be the likely policy of the Gov- ernment for financial aid to the irri- gation districts which are formed and are now in process of formation. That policy said that the Government would likely advance the money to construct the Lethbridge Northern, the bonds of which district would be pledged for the debt, and as soon as the district wai established, and the farmers pay- ing back their annual payments to ntira the bonds, the Government would endeavor to float the Lethbridge Northern Issue on the open market at a price which would establish for all time the value of Alberta unguaran- teed irrigation bonds on the financial markets to which iwe look for funds to finance our new enterprises. This plan would be safeguarded by the closest scrutiny of the engineering and financial aspects of all Irrigation dis- tricts, so that the pitiful blunders which brought irrigation bonds into disrepute with investors In the United States would he avoided in Alberta. The advantages of this plan are two- fold; it will give an immediate start on construction on the project which in now ready, and waiting only for the money; It will establish irrigation what ,we in Southern should make up our minds to do is to get solidly behind any feasible scheme the Government may put forth to bring irrigation development to Its highest pitch, and make tie best ot our oppor- tunities in the meantime. THE SITE OF THE NEW LIBRARY. The choice of the site made by the Library Committee for the new Car- negie library is one' that will without doubt meet with the approval of the citizens of Letbbridge. At least, in the central position the library, will oc- cupy, and the easy access to it which tho street railway will give, this can be accepted as a foregone conclusion. The site selected is Bitch that it does not lend Itself to anything in thtf way of complaint from any who may have their own reasons for wishing it placed elsewhere. Should anything of this happen to arise, which can hard- ly be expected, it will be much to ba deplored, in that it will have the effect of delaying, if not upsetting, the plans of a public library suitable to the needs of the city. In the prominent position in which the library is to be placed, it will serve at least one of many useful purposes, in making evident the fact that this is a modern city, with every provision DonSs so that in future anv 'district j made to meet .the intellectual tastes which Is properly formed, and with a cf its citizens' The selection made by the Library Committee is a nappy one in all its bearings. proper .water right available, be able to proceed to secure the neces- sary money in the ordinary way with- out the Province being required to ob- ligate itself to an indirect liability for amount of the funds required, aft would be the case under the guar- antee plan. All of which means that it Alberta's irrigation development ia the next 25 years reaches as it is quite likely to do, the money Quebec, with its proposed liquor legislation, intends to be the oasia in thp dry wilderness. The mission of Hatfield, the rain- maker, in the contract signed by the farmers of Medicine Hat is to precipi- tate action on tha part of the "Man will be raised without difficulty if the Iwho tlle watering pot." His sue- first' projects prove that the expendi- ture is warranted. Tha farmers of New Dayton branch cess is to be gauged by means of rain gauges. The present season, in being con- ducive to open pastures for livestock, ground that while wait- means a Ereilt (Ieal to the farmer, in fng for the Lethbridge Northern thc C03t Ol buying feed, prove that Alberta irrigation bonds'In this resPBct the year has opened of the I.D.A. take objection to this mlclTe lo echeme on the ground that while wait- means a Er are as good as gold, their project and all other projects will be delayed. They point out that the experience of the Lethbridge irrigation district of the C. P, R. is proof positive that the farmers will bo to pay the. cost of constructing their irrigation sys- tems, and that the only thing to worry about is how.to get the money. They the Province has tie knowledge that, from the experience of farmers in other irrigation districts, the farm- era will be able to pay out, so that tlle Province knows there is ao need to worry If it gives a full guaran- tee of the bonds ot all districts. Such a guarantee will result in a ready of all irrigation bonds, which may lie put on the market, and all delays ia construction would bo done vftk. Now the quite believes that the Government would be shouldering no chance of a loss if it were to go the length of giving a full guarantee of ill irrigation bonds. We have that much faith in irrigation iu Alberta. But 11 every member of the Govern- were to be convinced to tho effect, there are still tho mcm- fctn of tbe Legislature to convince. .mom than half tho members' from districts which have no ir-: rosily. It only remains for the coming season to be. a wet one, and the year of the coming of age of the century will be regarded as a notable year in the history of Southern Alberta at least. In Quebec they are "putting up the bars." This is for the purpose of ex- cluding the importations of outside breweries, and so cultivating home in. ductries. Quebec Is also to hare a "Mack in the new liquor lation proposed, to apply-to those who are guilty of drunkenness, etc. Tho province, however, it may safely be said, will not be "black-listed" Ijy those outside in eearch of what tho new liquor legislation offers. BREAD WAR IN BELLEVILLE BELLEVILLE, Ont., Feb. bakers are at war :ind the cut of four cents for a loaf made Monday from 24 cents to 20 cents a loaf retail, was followed yesterday by a further cut to IS cents a loaf. In nomo stores bread was sold at 17 OTTAWA, city council last night, with only two dissenting votes, against an order for compuls- ory vaccination as asked by tho _- rCfiJtec- ff hoard nf hnallh live military missions within u month. S. WITHDRAW MILITARY MISSIONS FROM VIENNA VIENNA, Feb. ia understood all tlio allied governments hare or- dered the withdrawal of their But Will Seek to'Make, Terms Laid Down Basis For Negotiations BERLIN, Feb. does not consider the terms of reparations decided upon by the supreme council at Paris last week- as being the final settlement ot the indemnity question but the basis of future negotiations. This was indicated by Dr. Walter Sim- ons, foreign minister, who spoke on the reparations question before the Reichstag yesterday. His address was Tiewed as a cautions statement by party leaders who were willing to discuss It informally after the wJssiou had adjourned. The prevalent opinion was that Dr. Simons had not burned his bridges behind him and that his presentation of the German attitude might enable him to gain important time, both in anticipating the attitude of the new United States administra- tion and in reaching a definite settle- ment of the fate of Upper Silesia. Cabinet Won't Resign Rnmors have been current that the present German cabinet would resign, but they have been given little cred- ence, as no other coalition government would be conceivable under the pres- ent unanimity of political parties in Germany. Only the communists stand out as the opposition. The opinion was also quite universally expressed that tha independent Socialists could adopt no otlier attitude than one of opposition to the reparation conditions, under which the proletariat would be the greatest sufferers. This attitude was promptly subscribed to by Ma- jority Socialists, who have made it known they would stand by the pres- ent government. Laboring Class "The reparations demands are, above ail a blow at the German work- ing: Dr. Eduard David, Majority Socialist leader and former member the ministry, declared in talking with the Associated Press. "The agrarian classes might 'be able to survive such ecortomlc impositions as they are able to feed themselves. The wealthy also would probably suf- fer under sncn a burden, 'but the Ger- man laboring people would have to shoulder the burden-of such terms. No German government is possibly con- ceivable which would dare to assume such responsibility toward German posterity as acceptance would pro- duce -Internal chaos and lure Bolsbev ism to the eastern frontier of Ger- many. "We are quite to have an entente coalition government compris- ed'of English, French, Belgian, Ital- ian and Japanese take over, the gov- ernment of Germany and demonstrate the feasibility of tab terms 'now im- poseA, upon us." Bavarian Protest Feb. pro- testing against "dictatorial decisions" reached at the conference of the sup- reme council in Paris have been adopt- ed unanimously by the Bavarian diet, says a Berlin dispatch, to the London Times. PossiHelLFA Candidate Not In Agreement With Crerar Mr. Harris of Medicine Hat Con- stituency, Supports Mr. Wood's View NOT IN SYMPATHY WITH "OPEN DOOR" (Edmonton Journal.) There .was a dispatch trom Leth- bridge yesterday giving a review made by Tho Herald of that city of the situation in the constituency of Medi- cine Hat. where a bye-election wit shortly be held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of tho Hon. A, L. Sitton. According to Tke Herald, the choice of the farmers seems to lie between President Harris of tha Medicine Hat U.F.A. district and Mr P. B. Baker of Nemiscara. This lends additional interest to interview which Mr. Harris gave the Calgary Herald earlier in the week. He look- ed for a three-cornered fight, he said, but- he had no fear that this would prejudice the chances of the farmers. As a matter of fact, the state- ment continued, during twenty-five years electioneering experience iu North Dakota, he had never come across a constituency that was so united as that of Medicine Hat. Mr. Harris also declared that the farmer candidate would be called upon to sign an undated letter "placing his resignation iu the hands of the con- stituency if he failed to carry out legis- lation that would meet tho farmers' views." In such a contingency, the re- porter 'was informed, a special committee of twenty-one farmers would call another.convention and if the' candidate was not able to give a satisfactory explanation ot his actions he would be immedi- ately recalled. It has already been pointed out in these columns how completely out of keeping such an arrangement vith our system of government and how little disposed any man with any confidence in his own judgment would be to accept election under those terms; It is unnecessary to go over that ground again now. What is of more interest in the report of the in- terview with Mr. Harris is the fol- lowing: Mr. Harris stated that the Medi- cine Hat constituency had a very definite Farmers' organization. In that connection they did not hold with the views expressed by the Hon. T. A. Crerar at the annual convention at Edmonton last week, that there, was an "open door" to anybody, outside the farmers, who would adopt the Farmers' platform. "We are sol- idly behind H. W. Wood, the pres- ident of the he said, "and we will not admit anyone to mem- bership who is not actually a farmer." If Mr. Harris seeks election in Medicine Hat, it will, we may presume in the light of the above, not be as a candidate of the National Progres- sive party, which was launched in Winnipeg recently with Mr. Crerar as its leader. The "open door" was one of the important features of the pro- gram whica Messrs. Crerar and Drury set forth. In view of interpretations that are likely to be made of tha result, if Mr. Harrla should be elected, this declara- tion of his should be carefully noted. Some Doubt Whether Sir Thomas White Can Get Scat for .This Session POSTPONE NEGOTIATIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. ment of diplomatic problems btstweeil the United States and Japan, especial- ly as arising from the enactment by the state of California of anti-alien land legislation, will be postponed un- til the Harding administration as- sumes office, it was indicated yesler- day by state dep.artraeiit oflicials. ft fy milBy parti ot the prorlneti of Alberta and are belnf takM In many MC- lions afgnred ty lotlttt. According to ntvna land br the Dominion land la EdmooiMi day, 50 applicants dorUK blanketed tcm ot tMTttorjr under the Jurisdiction of knal de- partment and pal4 hi rarama to thje (ovenuneat to tke ot for the rental of TURKISH TOWN IS DESTROYED BY FIRE CONSTANTINOPLEr Teh. town of Lapsaki, oa emit ilde ot the Dardanelles, opposite Oalllpoli, was destroyed by flre Sunday. It hu been noted for KM tor tea The popvlatkm mmban about ARBITRATION BOARD ON GRAND TRUNK MEETS MONTREAL. Feb. Initial session held this morning of the Grand Trunk arbitration board, ap- pointed by the federal government "to determine the it any, ot the nnt, second and third preference of the Grand Trunk now issned nil with a provision that the amount to be paid to the including the of the preient guaranteed atock, shall not exceed The board of Sir Walter Caaaali, chairman, Hon. William Howard Tmft, and Sir Thomas White. A groat battery ot legal talent was present for the opeatac meetlar. The first .witness Howard G. Kel- ly, president ot the Grand Trunk rail- way, who read a short history ot the line and Its affiliated companies. t8 per package TwoSoi-35 in tim of PLAYER'S NAVY CUT ;