Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
TAC.K FOUR EETHBRIPGB SAILT PERAIU MONDAY. FEBRUARY THE LfcTHBKIDGE HUHALO PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITED I 6trt Street Soutn, LethSrloge, Aibtrli A. BUCHANAN President uinl Mamie iny Uirectm JOHN TOKKANCB Business Manager Uwnber Audit nurefcu of circulations Subicrlotion Rates: Daily) by i.utl Pally, by fur 6 rnur.tlia........ Pally by mail, 3 munths........... Weekly, by iiudl, per year.......... l.b1) Weekly, per yenr tu 2.0U ALBERTA GOVERNMENT'S IRRIGATION POLICY. In its current number "Canadian a western financial journal published in Winnipeg, deals with, the irrigation policy of the Alberta Guv- eminent as it is unoHU'Ktily antici- pated will be brought before the com- ing Legislature in regard to the bridgo Northern. It says: "Southern Alberta is waiting anx- iously for a pronouncement of tho Provincial Government's policy to- wards financing irrigation develop- ment. This policy will not be an- nounced until the Legislature meets, it is stated. This is a big problem, for it ia realized that complete devel- opment of the acres of land which would benefit from irrigation will coat in the neighborhood of OflO.QOO. The failure of the Lethbridgo j Northern Irrigation district to secure 'an otter for its issue of: bonds hais placed the Government in j a position where it must formulate an irrigation policy. Two alternative! proposals are being mentioned. The first IP that the Province shall finance the Lethbridg-e project and demon- strate to the investing public that ir- rigation district bonds are good in- vestments. The second proposal is that the Province shall guarantee the interest on the bonds for a term of years. The first proposal seems to "be the better one because once it is proven that irrigation bonds are good investments subsequent projects will have little difficulty in financing bond iasuea the whole scheme of irri- gation development will be placed on a satisfactory basis." In its capacity aa a financial jour- nal, and in dealing with irrigation in Alberta In what may be regarded to be an unprejudiced spiritj the view of "Canadian Finance" is entitled to re- Conprcsa In regard to tho existing I embargo on the Importation of Can-, atliim store cattle, ho stated that in tho prosont outbreaks of foot-and- mouth disease lu England, It was ad- mitted that the Infection did not como from Canada. The outbreak of the disease is, however, made an argu- ment by Minister to sustain him in tho attitude he hus taken respect to tho removal of the embargo, lie said that though tho Canadian cattle wero free from tho disease, the coun- tries adjacent to Great Britain on the continent of Kurope were infected with cuttle disease to an unprece- dented extent, and since any fresh legislation for removing the embargo could hardly be limited to the Do- minion of Canada, It was noi desir- able to run the risk which the- ad- mission of store cattle would involve. In regard1 to the argument advanced by the deputation from the point of viow of the British puMk-, that the removal of the embargo would result in a substantial increase in 'the sup- plies of fresh-ki'Jod meat, the Minis- tor, while- he doubted that stores would come in from Canada Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS What are "Acedemy 3. Who was the flrat female act- ress on the Kngllsh stage? 3. By whom were Jennie charact- erg played before! 4. What part In naval engagements wero taken by the now abollihed Ad- mirals or the Red, White, "and Blue? 0. AVhat was an olii form of adop- tion? 6. What Is the oldest reference to the use of hair-dye? 1. [Ml SATURDAY'S QUESTIONS What, is "wolf" in music? What Grecian pulntor has earn- reimcation for realistic pictures? :i. Who was the author of tUe say- ins, "The surest to peace is a constant preparation for 4. What is the tradition in regard to the swallow? 5. What was the-origin tho phrase, "Save the 6. What regiment is called "Pon- tius Pilate's ANSWERS 1. In almost nil stringed instru- ments las the violin, orgau, piano. m'juts las the violin, orgau, piano, were the embargo removed, stated j uarpi etc-l there ia one note that is not that even if all these beasts were true, generally in the bass string. This :alse note is called ".wolf." Zeuxis. He is said to have paint- LIQUOR FINES AND CITIES. The policy announced, that in fu- ture fines levied for the infraction of the Liquor Act in cities and munici- palities where convictions are ob- tained through the instrumentality the local force, will go to them, is the rendering of what has been for a long time overdue. Action of this kind places cities -and municipalities where it applies in a position of a certain amount of fi- nancial independence which relieves them from looking to the Provincial Government in respect to grants in those matters in which the municipal- ities and the Province have a mutual Interest: It is a policy in the direct- Ion of self-help as it concerns cities, and allows for that local autonomy which self-dependence in monetary matters provides. To this city and to other cities the new provisions will be very helpful in the opportunity allowed for adding to tho treasury. The proportion of fines for infraction of the Litjuor Act that has hitherto gone to the Provin- cial treasury from Lethbridgs has been considerable, and if it had re- mained in the city would have helped very largely in not only defraying the expenses of the police force but in enlarging its efficiency in matters that are desired but which could not, be brought into force through the lack of means. 'In the annual report of the Chief of Police there were many useful used for fattening, and if they re- sulted in a net increase in tho store ed gomG grapQfi SQ _______ cattle population of Great Britain, j cume ami pecked at them. they would represent less than five j 3. Said to Henry VIII by Fox, per cent, of the total meat consump-: Afterwards Bishop of Hereford, 1 4. According to Scandinavian tra- lion of the population. The ports thjs bird novered over the wore already open for tho importation j cross of our .crying "Svala! of Canadian or other cattle for mediate slaughter, and there were, j 6. Ia archery when an archer shot 'well it was customary to cry out, apart from economic considerations, j saye tne that ls pre. no limits or obstacles to the develop- j vent anyone coming after to hit the men of that trade, which would insure! same mark and displace my arrow, for Great Britain the hides and the j Ironically it is said to a novice whose ,_ I arrow is nowhere, offal to which reference had been, 6 The lgt Foot RegimeDfc) now made. With regard to the supply of called the. Royal Scots, through be- home-grown stores, there had been, recently, not only a considerable re- ducticd iii the slaughtering of calves, but also a marked increase in the number reared, and the situation gave promise of an early return to normal, ao far as the re-establishment and maintenance of home concerned. herds were ing the oldest regiment in the British Army. (An intelligent youthful follower of this column informs us that an equally longest word in the English language 'which is found in the dictionary (while those mentioned only occur in is "quadrisacramentar- ian." This should prove of Interest, and we feel much obliged to our young reader for the information.) TYom the observations made by the British Minister of Agriculture, it is apparent that a great deal of the ob- jection to the removal of the embargo on Canadian store cattle comes from the agricultural interests of Great Britain. This is made evident in the statement he made that the question of the importation of store cattle on the general agricultural interests of the 'British Isles was being referred not only to the new Council of 'Agri- culture for England, constituted un- der the Act of 1D19, but also to the Agricultural Advisory Committee for England and Wales. Meanwhile, he concluded, it was not desirable that he should express any further opinion with regard to future policy, but it the present moment, and as at pres- ent advised, his view was that the time was not opportune for the intro- duction ot the change proposed. In regard to what Lord Lee says as to what the eflect of the removal of the embargo on Canadian store cattle would mean, in its relation to the embargoes placed on the cattle of other countries, Canada has no desire for any special favors. Nor can It be reasonably expected that the Do- minion would seek to interfere with British policies, in the spirit that it would resent any interference with its internal policies by Great Britain. What the Dominion desires, however, is that Canadian farmers and cattle- men receive a fair deal in the British market. It is satisfactory to learn that the theory of the exclusion of Canadian store cattle on thD grounds that they are infected is an exploded one. Meanwhile, however, with this impediment removed, there is the as- pect of the question from an Imperial point, in the relation of Canada to Great Britain as part of the British Empire. This is an aspect of the whole subject which, it is understood, will be taken up at the Imperial Con- ference to be held this year. commendations for adding to the use- fulness of tho force under him, and! the policy announced by tho Attorney-; General will be helpful in allowing of these iw aiding where it is sensed the bringing of ..the to the efficiency desired for further safeguarding the interests of the citizens. The policy Is in line witli rendering unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's. The Lumlhreck Falls is another case in point of the great undeveloped resources of the Dominion. BRITISH EMBARGO ON CANADIAN CATTLE. It would appear from tho latest of- ficial pronouncement in regard to the removal of tho existing embargo on Canadian- store cattle in Great Britain, delivered by Lord Lee, the British Minister of Agriculture, that there ia no hope of any immediate acting. The matter, according to him, ia one for the Cabinet anil Par- liament, In. what he had to say, tho British Minister cleared once for all anything of tW understanding that the embar- go it on through the belief that Canadian cattle do not have a Clun. bill. of health. In.sneaking to a dopnUtioB .from the Joint .Parliament- ary Committee of the Co-operative The British Government, according to the denial of Sir Robert Homo, that an election is penilinR, appears to be just as shy about Koiiig to tho coun- try as the Dominion Government. King Tino, of Greece, says ho does not care a straw about the Allied Am- bassadors. The Ambassadors, no doubt, will fully reciprocate the com- pliment. The Chinese egg is proving a men- ace to Canadian poultrymen, vaid Hon. Dr. Toimie. He described it as "A cheaply-produced low-grade product." Tim Canadian hen .will endorse what the Minister of Agriculture said, as to her tho China proved a fraud. egg, has always Toronto's remarkable old man, and one of the oldest men in the country, in the perion of Joseph Mantell, died in his lllth year. He wan horn in Ud- monton, England, In 1810, Up to Date Government Has Advanced to Farmers (Edmonton "Journal'.) A halt has been called in the opera- tion of the cow bill which the ment of agriculture administers as part of the government's good-farm- ing policy. Payments under this act will probably not be resumed until May or June. To date about has been advanced to farmers in all parts of the province for the purchase of livestock, and the government has decided to suspend further operations for the time being, the scheme having assum- ed even larger proportions than was at first anticipated. None of the notes taken from farmers under the scheme will be payable until 1922, but about J330.000 has been already paid in ad- vance. There are now some animals in the province purchased through the agency of the cow bill and bearing the government's brand. LETHBRIDGE ENTERTAINER DELIGHTED COWLEY MAN POLKS Board Needed Money and Resi- dents Dug Cp Loans Total- ling (From Our Own Correspondent) COUiMAX, Keb. school trustees niado ft cunvuss for immedi- ate funds to tide over the delay in the sale of its debentures. The chair- man anil board wwo delightfully sur- prised to. find that so many were will- ing to come to their assistance. With- in a day or two they raised from among a few of the citizens, the splen- did sum of This will more than meet the immediate situation a'nd goes- to show that education has a. chief place in the minds of the people. Speaking to Chairman Cameron on the subject, he thought it showed how keen and lively was the interest among the people, in educational mut- ters and gave the trustees confidence in furthering the cause of education among the young. Very tow school districts tym compare with this lib- eral contribution. The Rev. D. K. Allan and Mr. Cam- eron were attending the meetings of Macleod Presbytery, this week. The Presbytery met in Knox church, Lcthbridge. The Rev. D. K. Allan was chosen as moderator of the Presby- tery for the ensuing year. The carnival held under the aus- pices ot the Women's Institute was quite a success. The costumes were well got up, some were splendid rep- resentations, others were amusingly funny. All the skaters had an en- joyable time. A few of the hockey fans travelled with the excursion train to Leth- hridge on Wednesday to see the great game. They all say it was the keenest game of the season. The installation ceremony of the Knights of Pythias took place on Wednesday evening. The installing officer was Bro. D. G. C., J. R. Woods. He was assisted by Past Chancellors, Bros. W. Chapman and W. Nelson. The following are the officers for the ensuing year Chancellor Com., J. E. Phillips; Vice Chancellor Com., Arthur Jones; Prelate, J. Downie; K. of R. and S., R. Brown; M. of P., G. Dickson; M. of E., W. Nelson; M. of W., J. T. Grif- fiths; M. of A., E. Ledleu; I.G, W. Stallman; O.G., H. Roulier. After' the installing ceremonies a most enjoyable social evening was spent. Nert Thursday the lodge is to have an official visttffrom C. B. Davis, Past Grand Chancellor of the State of Washington, and Grand Chancellor for Alberta, J: W. Sovey. The breth- ren and sisters are looking forward to this event great interest. It is expected that Knights will travel from all over the Pass to welcome these officials. These officials of the Grand lodge will proceed to Cran- brook, where an important meeting is to be held in. the interest of the Pythian Knight order. Some of the local officers may travel with them. (Prom Our Own Correspondent) COWLEY, AHa., February goodly number from Cowley, also on Wednesday evening last to hear the concert given by Miss Smith of Lethbridge, assisted by local talent. The following program was rendered: Vocal duet: Mrs. Littleton and Mrs. Russell; Selection: ''Jimmie Baker's Mias Smith; Instrumental Duet: Mrs. Morrenv, Mrs. Groves; Selection: "iiirahi Sniitli's House- Miss Smith; Highland Fling, Mr. .Selection: Miss Smith: Vocal.Solo, Mrs. C. J. Bundy; Selection: "Anne of Green Miss Smith; Sailor's Hornpipe, Mr. McKerrali; Extras, Miss Smith. Miss Smith is tho first elocutionist who has been in Oowley for quite some time and her selections were certainly much enjoyed. Her render- ings of "I'atay" and "Anne of Green Gables" wen? exceptionally good. Thio concert was hold uiider the auspices the Cowley Women's Institute. Over ?G1.00 was taken in at the door. Thursday evening a whist drive ivas held in the Parish Hall, eight moles being occupied. The winners worn: ladies' prize, Mrs. Russell; gentlemen's prize, F. Snyder; con- solation prizes. Miss McWilliariis and Mr. Clare Snyder. The skating on the river stnl holds good and quite a number advantage of it. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Belts who have been visiting across the border for the past couple of return- ed home Thursday evening. Mrs. Arthur Baines of' is visiting in Cowley, the guest of her son and daughter. -Mrs. Lawrence. Moore Peel was n. visitor to Calgary this week. Mrs. of Montreal, hear- ing her husband had refused to take stimulant?