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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX .THE -LETHBRIDGE DAILY I^nAtp- What National Service Commission Proposes Ottawa, Feb. 12.--R. B. Bennett this evening gave out an official statement covering the deliberations of th9''hatlonal service board, wWcli concluded a sitting of several days' duration hera' on Friday last. The most important announcement from the western standpoint is that conferences are to be held at AVJnnl-peg, Regina and Edmonton, having for their object the supplying of labor for western farmers. Mr. Bennett's statement Includes the following: ("Farm Labor-The most serious pfoblem demanding immediate solution was that relating to the providing of sufficient labor__ttt-seed the land availaljlo and ready for crop this spring. It was estimated that there are'in western Canada 375,000 more acres tof land ready for cropping this coming spring than last year. The .shortage of labor in the west, owing to the heavy enlistments, is about 15,-000 men. This deficiency can only be supplied from three sources: (a) From cities and towns by men not available for military service, but who possess some actual knowledge of farming or, at least, of handling horses; (b) from the province of Quebec, this being the only part of Canada where, from Information disclosed by national service cards, there appears to be a surplus of suitable labor; and (c) from the United States. "Conference*-The national service board has undertaken to corelate the efforts of the various organizations now at work on this problem by calling conferences immediately at Winnipeg, Regina and Edmonton, which are to be attended by representatives of the federal department of agriculture, labor, and the interior, the provincial departments of agriculture, the transportation companies and the farmers and labor organizations. The object of these conferences is to fake jimmediate action to supply the west with the labor required, thereby affording those who have on their national service cards signified their willingnesB to undertake other work for the sUte during' this great crisis, an opportunity to find employment in Increastag food prodlictJon in Canada. . r . f"Occupatlonar Survey - The board approved of the action that had been initiated in connection with the making of an occupational survey, to which reference was made by the prime minister in the house of commons a few da^s ago. ' Through this survey it is proposed to determine the condition 6t employment prior to the outbreak of war, the present conditions and the probable after-war situation in regard to Jabor. This vork will be completed and the information tabulated prior to completing the ,clas-giflegion of the "national service cards. One of the important objects will be to supply any, laftor deficiency . that may now be found totexist in essential industries. "demobilization-The b.oard, after full discussion, has also .undertaken to formulate, plans, with respect to the demobilization of oujr overseas "forces and for their absoriitibn into civil life. It is believed that the information obtained by the parliamentary committee recently appointed,,and hy the. various organizations throughout tlie country; can be systematized and tJtilized to the greatest effect hy the board 1 of national service. " committee* of the "natlonnl service board was referred to. It was stated that that body would shortly be In a position to submit a comploto report on this subject with respect to the inside civil service of Canada. "Local Conferences-It was urged that more frequent meetings of the board were desirable, nnrt in order to overcome the objectfons on the score Of expense, it was decided to inaugurate a policy of separate meetings of the eastern and western directors. "Headquarters' Organization - At the conclusion of the meeting motions were passed expressing appreetstiou of the untiring efforts of the director-general, secretary and headquarters' staff.- On Thursday evening the mem--bers of the board were the guests of i!r. Bennett nt dinner at the Rideau club. The prime minister, the minister to whom the board is directly responsible, was present and briefly addressed them on the important work that had been placed in tUeir hands. He felt confident that their duties would be creditably discharged and expressed his desire to afford the board every assistance in his power to promote the efficiency of the organization. He was highly gratified with the manner in which the work had been carried on in the past." I'been put in operation,' 1ft',r�fei-ftito antniaf lilisbandry there '^iftV'pJ'esBli.ig need for a small stock Judging.; pdvU-ion and a considerable addition to the stock barn. In livostook'tUere is the beginning of a good herd In both Hol-steln and Jersey broods. As y.et; there is no breeding stock-"in the � beet breeds. : . ' The pharmacctlcal rissoclatlon of tho province has equipped a imbdern laboratory at theimivorslty nt an ex-, ponse of over S2,00ff. It is one of-the' best of the kind in Canada. H.' H. Gnetz' was appointed director. . : The report of the department of extension states that during the year 232i lectures were given in 125 coin-nmriities and in .162 centres; with a total attendance of 25,258 people as against 29,7S0 at 2G0 lectures for (he preceding year. Sixteen schools competed in the high school debating league. There are in circulation 11^ ,11-braries containing ^.OiG volumes. .The revenue which is showii to bo $2 (5,584.00 is made .up of a first class provincial government grant 250,000; fees 57,416.75; rentals $7.296.7G; Industrial laboratory $1,820.26; carpenter shon S51.22. There is a net deficit of ?;{,4i;4 during ithe year; $94,932.92 was paid- in salaried. - - INAUGURATES BIG ^ , CAMPAIGN CHAMPION (From Our Own Corrospondent) ^ Champion, Altn.. Fob. 12.r-.1ack Carson, formerly with McGregor's general store, has gone in with Aloff-htl's Hardware. Rev. G. Gi House, after a short va-. cation here, loft last evening'tftr his field nt Raven, out of Ini.iSitail. ^bv. R. HoUoway remains at this atation. Fred .Puzey has a now McLaughlin. The beaut^ul spring wcathei' of tho past week, combined with excel lent roads, has brought out the motorists in large numbers again. Mr. J. McGregor and family motored to Calgary on Saturday for a short visit. VA number of the Chnuipion people tdbk advantage of "Tess of the Storm Country.," played at Vulcan last, WM-nelday. The large concert put on by the Methodist church nt Carmnngay last Friday, proved' very successful,' nc cording to accounts of those who wc3t from here. y.c. Roy Jtoffalt returned from spending the winter in Manitoba.. STANDING BOARD WILL-DEAL WITH BATT. FUNDS Montreal, Feb. 0.-The Duke of Devonshire at the Canadian Club, today, formally inaugurated 'Montroal'.s campaign for two and a lialf million dollars I'm- till- laii'.otic fund vi C'jvid-an Ited Cross.. posed to obtain detailed Information from all our soldiers overseas bearing on what work they "are best .fitted to undertake "by reason of their former ojccupatiChs and training. The information so obtained wiU be classified and the necessary organization created with the aid of existing agencies to, provide suitable occupations for the men as they are returned and de-inobilized. "Local Organization-It was also decided to charge the district directors with the responsibility of organizing 'national service leagues' in iyery cominunity within their respective-districts. These leagues will endeavor to corelate the efforts of all existing organizations having for their objects the more efficient utilization of the ; military, agricultural, industrial and tinancial resources of .-the state. The board also will give its assistance to the ministers of finance and agriculture in carrying on their propaganda for thrift, for war loan purposes and the increase of agricultural and > industrial production. "Women Munition Labor - The whole question: ojt'tlie utilization of woman labor in Canada during � the war was thoroughly discussed. The matter had beeu very carefully Investigated before the>meeting and all available information was placed before the board. Investigations indicate that women ^e now employed in munition plants almost to the full extent possible. There is no necessity at tWs moment for 'patriotic' service on the part of women in these plants. Employment should only be sought by., those who require it for the purpose of supplying themselves or their dependents wittt^ livelihood. "Mobilization for Home Defense- The board:-was-unanimously of the opinion that, having j-egard to the ( changed. conditions . which have resulted'from the breaking off of diplomatics-relations be.tween the I'nited States; and Germany, action should be taken by- the DDinlnion- government to, mobilize a large. army tor home defense' and ' the' -provisions of the Militia act-in that behalf should be made .effective. In addition to being a (precautionary step for the safety of'Canada, it would release a'considerable'.number ,o� men for overseas fieirvlce. , "Alien Labor-^The board was also �off the opinion that such actl&n -as . jbjght be possible under international conventions ishould be taken with ie-epect"to 69r\/f.e��-r-A resolution was adopted ' resardiiigr-men; available ,;fpr qvdrs^ 8e�^ioB;,n(jw emp'o/ed byltlie NIVERSITY OF MRTft DOING SPLENDID WORK New Faculfy of Agriculture Accomplishes Much-Half of Staff in Service I (Speoial to the Herald) Edmonton, Feb. 13.-In tlie annual report of the University of Alberta which was,laid upon the table of^the legislature,;Dr. H. Tory,, president, recalls tjiai' about fifty per cent, of the staff as it stood at the beginning of war, have enlisted for active service and' stages'the jstudents and graduates � haffe an equally honorable rec ord. ' , During the year all the anti-typhoid vaccine used in the province by the military authorities,'was manufactured in the university bacteriological laboratory, and the' jiniverBity was now performing this - function, for all the western proyinces. Itis mentioned that Prof. Boyle, head of the department of physics has jojned Sir Rutherford in Manchester to assist in research work in connection with submarines. . The staff . R. Sti-eet. of Ottawa, and 'Capt. R. ^. Pattinson, of Winnipeg. The Bulldogs Are Comina! mm, ORANGES, FIGS AND PRIES liri the Four Fruits Used in Mal(lnr"Fruit-a� "FllUIT-A-TIVES" is the only medicine in tho world that is made from the juices of fresh ripe fruits. Thus, it is manifestly unfair to say, "I lyon'i take Fruit-a-tives because I have tried other rcm'Ddios and they did niu nogfqod". On the other hand, thofact that "Pniit-a-tivds" is entirely different ft om any other preparatioiuin the world, is just why you should giyo it ifoir trial, in aijw-'tfo6blc ofiho Stomach, Liver, BowolV, Kidneys or Skin. "Fruit-a-tives", is competed oft/tc active principle of fnut and thegreitest nerve tonic ever, discovertd, 60c. a box, 6 for$2.50, triiU size, 1254. At all dealers or sent po,stpaid by Truit-ativas Limited, Ottawa. H en nesey& Wilson THE STORE of BIG VALUES NORTH LETHBRIDGE CARSto the DOOR PHONE 789. (1, --- total 418. Of these S61 were men and 57 women. As distributed in the varioljs faculties the numbers are as follows: Arts and science 203; applied acience ^0; law 50; medicine 42; agriculture 12; double courses B.A., M.D., 1; B.A. L. L.B., 3; B.A,, B.S.C. 1; pharmacy 16; accountancy 15. The figures show that 79 per cent, of the studpnt body Is of British origin and 21 percent, of foreign birth. Of the latter 14 per cent, is from the United States and in .some respects �hardily to be considered as foreign ftt all. Seven per cent, can only be regarded strictly as alien. Of the 79 per cent. British genesis. 55 per cent, were native born Canadians and 24 per cent, were from various otlier parts of the empire. / , The work of the new faculty of agriculture has grown rapidly since it was opened in September 1915. Laboratories for agronomy and soils have : -i li!iilJilititil!ii The Bulldogs Are ComlngI SEE YOi CHILD IS SICK; COiSIlPllIEO Look at Tongue! Move Poisons From Liver and Bowel at Once. Announce e V One tiling that adds Excess value and H-fd -to'tlie Ser,ies 1$ FOUR and SlX^is ttie special .steels used in the ma'ntifacture, 'madt t� : ''J Studebaker's own specifications especially for;' 'T: Studebaker cars. � ^ Another is the scientific heit treatment ol;-. Vital parts, like gears, axles, axle shafts, etc.r ' which makes thein stro^nger, longer-weating,-and permits lighter weight ,with increased etrength. pf  .\:'^ �-, ^ ^ 40-H. P., FOUR ...,. �l v.-$1295 ' 50-H. P., 7-Passengef:sM# ylff. ... ^ the Studebakeliliiiij^e 322 Sixth Street, Opposite- Helallli-^l + J * , J. rT. fipahani, Prop. . LethbHdue, Alberta Si.xty gold bricks " accompanied for -hiSi admiasion r to , 'the ^J^n't-o^ r>.,,t,i, i ctofna whif>h ntberwi.ie would havei! Baslleo Camlno; Of Puebla, Mexico, to New York on, the steamship Mont-serrat,' and were effective . passports States, which otherwise would havoji been disputed. - The ibrlcks -are val ued at over ?18,0p0. , . . Mother! Your' child isn't naturally cross and peevish. See if tongue is coated; tlii.? is a sure sign its little Btofnach, liver and bowels^ need a cleansing at once. When listless, pale, feverish, full ot cold, bad breath, throat sore, doesn't eat, sleep or act naturally, has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, remember, a gentle liver and bowel cleansing should always'be"the first treatment given.. Nothing equals "California Syrup ot Figs," for children's ills; give a leaspoojiful, and in a few hours all the foul waste, Bour bile and fermenting food which is clogged in the bowels passes out of the system, and you have a well playful child again. All children love this harmless, delicious "fruit laxative," and it never falls to effect a good "insid^' cleansing. I>i-rections for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups are plainly on the bottle. ICeepit handy in your home. A little given today saves a sick child tomor row, but get the genuine. Aslc your druggist for a J50-cent hottle ot "Cali-fcrnia Syrup of Figs," then look and Dottlnioii'iWiinciai and UJuniclpal -r governmfentfl of" Canada. ' Bearing on see that it is jnade by rhe Calitornia #i8:ai*"B'�rli,-'pf^the.'public aeryiCes Pig Syrup Cp."--AdvertiBement. The new price of the La Freferencia Cig'ar, (Club House Siye)Avm be 10c stcaiglit, Instead of 3 f6i'^25c as heretofore, y' Present prices of laboiii^ and tobacco iia\e force RUNABOUT $475.66=^' f.o.b. Ford, Ont. If you fancy a liglit car for everyday i,^erYJce, the ne^v model ^F&rd Eimabout ,j4j^w;ill-f.^t;-j!;#uir..,i�q.uir