Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
FINAL EDITION FOURTEEN PAGES VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION LKTUBHIDGE, ALUEHTA. THURSDAY, l-KHHUAHY 17. 1921 1'IUST SECTION NUMBER 57 ALBERTA THRONE SPEECH ENDS "IN THE AIR HOSPITALS; Member for Warner Urges Great Need of Govt. Irrigation Policy Frank Leffingwell in Seconding the Speech from Throne Strong Plea for Definite Action to Aid Irrigation Districts to Undertake Development. Sits Near The Cross-Benchers (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTON, Feb. his speech in the legisla- Provineial Government Applies i twe yesterday, seconding the throne address, Frank Lef- For Large Powers Dealing I t'ingwell, member for Warner, speaking of irrigation in With Institutions I Southern Alberta, said that he hoped this session would i see the government adopt a policy which would give the LARGER GRANTS FOR assistance required. The projects under consideration, TUBERCULOSIS CASES he stated, should be developed to their fullest extent, so that they would benefit districts at the present time, and (Special to The HeraW) jn future vears. EDMONTON, Fell. men- jcoio. _ eion or the powers uf the provincial i The speaker went on to say that the Lethbridge Northern project had received most of the attention, but! iro'vided'for In e'xc" penally would not have the house forget that there were other! ?iebe irltro' projects in the south. He knew that the Leth- week" by bridge Northern was in some respects the first project, but 11. Macheii. the 'others should receive their full share of the govern-! ment's attention. This year, he concluded, the farmers! amendments to the ord which linked into the house tl acting premier Hon. C. IVIin iater of Health and Municipal: Affairs- j Extra Grants FOP T. B. i were in greater need of help by irrigation than in any! Among other things, the scope of I the act -ffill be so widened that any] uuiei Institution taking in sick people treatment may come under tho pro- visions of the act relating to hospital grants when approved by the minister LH 1 1GGL VI PAPER of the department. Another section provides that "tho, lieutenant-governor in council may direct payment of an extra per dieiu allowance to every hospital which provides approved ac- commodation or facilities for tho Tivnilnr I treatment of patients suffering from .shown his independence by moving his seat in the Algeria. Legislature aiviiy troui the official opposition. and whiie still on the opposition side ot the house is in ULB position of a free-lance. Lethbridge repre- sentatives in both federal and pro- vincial houses have this year shown their desire to act independently oC party strings by approaching the cross benches. Opposition Fails to Reply in Initial Debate, Edmonton Whole Debate Only 24 of Leader- on Opposition Side Cause of Poor Hoadley, Gen. Stewart and Several Others Move Down Next to CroM-Benchers. CLOSE CALL (Special to The Herald.) EDMONTON, Feb. the first time in the parliamentary history of Alberta, and, so far as known, in Canada, the annual speech from the throne put forward by the government went unchallenged by the opposition at the first business sitting of the 1921 legislature Wednesday afternoon. As a result, the government was tsken by surprise, and the sitting ended "in the air." Adjournment was taken until 3 o'clock Thurs- day afternoon but as all business of importance requires 24 hours clear notice, there is practically nothing that the legislature can do at that time. Rumors had been In circulation during the morning that the opposition members would make no speeches in reply to the speech from the throne. When the critical moment came, however, after George Mills, the new government member from. Athabasca, had moved, and Frank Leffingwell, of Warner, had seconded the speech, the opposition members all sat silent. i Almost Follows Course at Ed- monton When Government Speaker Not Ready E. W. NESBITT, OXFORD. SAVES SITUATION British Fleet Of (Continued on Page Five.) Committee On Municipal Law Here Are Legislators Who Will] Review All Requests For Charter. Changes iSneclal to The Herald) EDMONTOSV .Feb. Member- ship of the important municipal law committee of .the legislature was com- pleted Thursday morning by the spe- cial committee named for the purpose, and will go to the house for approval in the afternoon. This committee is Jiartirularly important to the cities of the province as all applications I'or charter amendments come hefore it for discussion. The committee will include the fol- lowing: Hon. C. R. Mitchell, acting premier; Hpn, Duncan Marshall, Hon. G, P. Smith, .lion. J. R: loyle, Hon. A. J. McLsail, and Hon. J. p. Cote, all members of the cabinet, and the fol- lowing members ot the house: C. w. Cross, Edson; H. J.. Mont- gomery, ehairmaii, Wetaskiwin; J. S. McCallum, Vogreville; E. H. Prml- deu, Stettler; A. w. Ebbett, Vermil- iou, abaent through illness; M. Davidson, North Calgary; II. B. At- Jtins, Didsbury; G'. Skelding, llacleod: P. S. Lossard, St. Paul; J. G. Turgcon, JZitstone; .A. S. Shandro. Wliitford; Martin Woolf, Cardston; J. J. Gaetz, Bed Deer; F. A. Walker, Victoria; U. MorkebergJ, Innisfail; George Athabasca; Dr- G. D. Stanley, HiRhi River; Dr. J. S. StowarL. Lethbridge; I H. E. Campbell, Rocky Mountain; Nel-j son Spencer, Mediciao Hat; Dr. T. H. j Blow, South Calgmry; Andrew mour, Lacombe; A. F. Swing, West' Edmonton; James "Ramsey, East. Ed- monton; it. H. Crawford, South Ed- monton; J. H. W. S. Kemmis, Pineher Won War-Tirpitz Former German Admiral De- clares Submarine is Great- ]y Over-Rated TON IN EAST SAINT B LAS I EN, Baden, Feb. won the war and will win future wars, in the op ion of Admiral Alfred von Tlr- pitz, at one time head of the Ger- man fleet, and minister of the navy during the critical period of the historic struggle. Me reaf- firmed his faith in above-water craft, in an interview here today, and declared that, strangely en- ough, owing to the peculiarities of the war, the submarine has been given greater importance than was warranted by facts. "In reality, the war, so far as the sea was he said, "was won by the British high sea fleet, and the verdict could have been reversed oniy through battle- ships." MONTREAL, Fti'o. The Canadian Export Paper coin- pany, limited, announced this morning that their newsprint paper export price for sec- oncl quarter of 1921 sold at ?110 per ton, or equal to 5 cents a pound. The price is a re- duction of 1 cent a pound over the old price Tho Canadian Export Paper company markets the output of a number of the'largest eon- cerns in Quebec. ,j. 'I' Caruso Is Holding His Own Fordney Bill Now Adopted U. S. Seriate Puts Up the Bars Against piir Wheat And Other Products McKinney Refuses It had been reported that in such a contingency. Mrs. L. C. McKinney, Non-Partisan League member from Nanton, would arise to reply from the cross benches. Mrs. McKinney hesitat- ed, however, and when urged by oth- er members of the cross-benches, said she did not intend to be the only one to speak as the other cross-benchers saidstliey -would not. The bouse then adjourned. Refusal of the opposition to enter into a ver- bal contest with the government tin the speech from the throne was due to two reasons. Chief, according to what name Mrs. Price -n-ouid be recog- nized. The question gave opportunity ror James Weir, Non-Partisan, Naii- ton, and Attorney-General J. R. Boyle to offer congratulations on behalf of the house to Mrs. Price, and Speaker Pingle ruled that he would recognize the junior overseas member under her married name. Mrs. Price. A number of private bills were in- troduced by title including the bill Incorporating the spiritualists of Al- berta, moved by W. M. Davidson, North Calgary. Mr. Mills, the new member from Athabasca, then moved the speech from the throne, and spoke briefly emphatic statements by Capt. R. E. I Both Mr. Mills and the following Campbell, Roclcy Mountain, and Dr. i speaker, Mr. Leffiugwell, of Warner, T. H. Blow, South Calgary, there wiis I eulogized the late Hon. A. G. MucKay, .WASHINGTON, Feb. The Fordney emergency bill, with more than 20 amend- ments attached, tonight passed nothing in the speech to debate. Gov- ernment members ttiat the formal document this year, wMeu has largely grown to be a piece o" cam- ouflage, used .to have tho house mark time while the government is geutug ready to bring in legislation, V.MS oven _ more empty then usual of any solid, j facts or proposals ou which to base a; tariff debate. j Opposition Forces Divided opposition forces are j still in a divided state over the subject i leadership. A. F. Ewing, Edmonton, who is the choice for lead- member from Athabasca, and minieler of health and municipal affairs. the senate. The vote was 30, several Democrats voting in er this year of a large number of the j favor of the bill and several Re- publicans in opposition. PROMOTION FOR C. E. USHER OF THE C.P.R. NEW YORK, Feb. Caruso, celebrated grand opera singer, held his own during the night in his valiant battle against death, his physicians announced early today. While not minimiz- ing the gravity of his illness, the physicians indicated that if he passed the crisis today he had a fair chance of recovery. The Fordney bill calls for a duty of 40 cents per bushel against wheat coming into the United States for a period of one year. U also imposes dutios against many other farm pro- ducts, which Canada has been ex- changing [rcely with tho United States during the past few years. President Wilson has staled that ho will veto the bill when it cornea opposition members, is still 111, and unable to take his seat, though rapid- ,ly recovering. James Ramsey, of East j Edmonton, who led the opposition last .nd has been out of the prov- ince, is not expected to return to Ed- monton until Thursday. The result is that no .party-leader has been select- ed by the opposition as yet and the question of who shall receive the op- position leader's sessional indemnity is still a moot subject. Local Member With Hoadley The party schism which resulted iit Warfare Takes New Turn hi Ireland; Roads Blown Up Hundreds of Miles in South Part of Cork Arc Made Useless him for signature, but it appears like- Hoadley, of Okotoks, w.ho led MONTREAL, Feb. ship- ping interests of the Canadian Pacific Bail way are about to be re-organised. Instead of being operated as at pres- ent by a subsidiary company known as the Canadian Pacific Ocean Serv- ices, they will fall under the manage- ment of thfi railway staff and will j be handled by C. E. Usher, who will' take the title of vice-president iu rhargfi of ocean services. G. M. Bos- worth, .at present chairman of the C.P.O.S. will retire, it is understood. Alberta Budget Early Next Week ly rhat Congress will pass it again the opposaion the first two sessions over his veto the fourth announcing Fordney to See Harding that he hati with the farnv WASIIINGTON, Feb. Fordney of the house ways and means committee, left today for St. Augna- LIQUOR FINES IMPOSED AT FERNIE1 Throne Speech Dchiite Out the Way Kemmis is Whip For Entire Opposition Gr'eek; Mrs. L. O. McKinney, Clares- holm; Mrs. R, C. Prige, junior ovsr- aeaa member; Robert Poarnon, senior overseas member, and Ross, Centre Calgary. Shelve City Tax Proposals RDMONTON, Feb. is n movement among the members of the legislature to shelve all taxation amendments in tho motions i'or rhar ;ter umeodments introduced this year hy different; cities. They would do away with the Hugill Ui in Calgary, the rental tax in Edmonton and some- what similar taxation proposals in Hatf Lethbridge and other Alberta cities. Corabln-ed with tl proposal (o I sliclte these nmendmonu is ;i Hiigges- j lion that a parliamentary commission 'bo appointed to make a thorough study ui: immtcipul laxatiou and repnri, next aesaiau. Year after year taxation amendments to city charters Uavn nc- most of tho time of tho muni- cipal law committee. Tho different fitlcs am gc.lting and j apart in Ihoir taxation This I year bklrnonton ia atiplylng for ;i ren-j rul Lax. It, no pijll tux. I'.ilgary; is applying I'or the jjoil bnl no rental taxation. Medkttin Hat j.-ntl Lcthbridgc aro alr.o drii'tJng and fartluir apart. Tltn move, to shrlw 1011 end men I a i'or yijiii' niu'M lil.cly ilio muBlclpal law commlttco. (Special to the Herald) FERNIE, Feb. Wilson, liveryman who was arrested along with Graff and Smith, who were lined yesterday iu Magistrate Wbimster's court for having liquor in their pos- session unlawfully, was before same court this morning and pleaded guilty to the same charge and was fined 5250 and costs, this being his second offence. The liquor, worth some three hun- dred dollars ia held by the magistrate and will ha confiscated. (Special to The Herald) HDMONJON7, Feb. Decision of tlie opposition no I, spoak speech from the llirone. the liatever the Fla., to seek the approval of President-elect Harding of a plan to put through at the session of the new congress this spring a second emer- t gonoy tariff to provide protection for Of all industry. The protection Mr. Fordnny has in mind would be designed as a stop- gap until a scientific tariff law could be framed in tho light, of after the war conditions in the various conn- trios. Before his departure Mr. Pordney was (juoted as having it im- possible to write the permanent tariff and obtain its passage in time to rangements at this SOBSIOII. Mr. Hoad- ley, moved dowii from his former seat in the centre of the first row to the extreme cud adjoining the cross- benches. Alongside him sat. Dr. G. D. Stanley, Tligh River, who also moved down to sit beside his former leader. Others who moved to join this group included General J. S. Stewart, Leth- bridgc; Capt. R. E. Campbell, Hoc Icy Mountain; Fred. Davis, Gtoichen; William Wilson, Coronation, and Cun- ningham, of Ponoka. Pineher Member Sticks DUBLIX. Feb. hundreds miles throughout South and South- west County Cork all the principal roads have been rendered unfit for use, trenches have been dug, barri- cades erected and bridges destroyed, according to a report issued at Dublir. Castle this evening. Communication Cut Off BANTRY. County Cork. Feb. IT. Bridges were broken down or blown up and country and by-roads and bridges spanning tho railways were destroyed throughout this district Tuesday evening. Trenches ha.vu been dug along the and traffic by road and rail is completely cut off. Greenwood Heckled LOXUON, Feb. of tho leading features of today's sitting of the house of commons was the severe heckling of Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secretary for Ireland, F. O'Connor and other Irish Nationalists for the refusal of Sir Hamar to pub- lish General Strickland's report on On the other hand, J. H. S. Kern- the Cork burnings. who formerly sat! Sir Hamar refus check the usual dumping of foreign goods in the United States in antici- pation of enactment of a new tariff Joe Miecovich. was found on the. street last night with fi jar of whiskey in his- possession and was un before the magistrate and fined and member from I'.noher Croek, has beer coats, notwithstanding his earnwl chosen whip for tho entire opposition, pica that he did not know thai, he was J Tr- Keimms. will act :is a kind 01 violating tho law cam-ing whiskev tho "vo elements m uc about on the street. party. reasons, is by newspaper- man in the capital us forwarding the work of the session anywhere from a week to ten days. It was announc- 1 f ed Thursday by acting premier, Hon. C. R. Mitchell that the government j expsctB to have the auuuai budget in such shape that it can he brought biv fors the house by Tuesday or Wed- 1 nesday of next week. It is on these annual estimates t.hat the real de- ______ bate of tbc house always takes I VICTORIA. Feb. Definite fun- Kemmis Links Factions j eral arnmgcments in connection with ,1 IT. W. S. Kemmia; opposition dRath horn yesterday of Milton OF M. R. JENNINGS WILL TAKE PLACE, EDMONTON FRAUD IS CHARGED U Feb. with falsifying acronius to tlm extent of JJO.onO. Gerald A. Bruce, formerly junior piirturr in HIP :irm uf Oswald Hrothf.M't-1, r-iock hrokerR, will comu up for hfaring Monday. WHS grant- ed at Manyberries District U. F. Association Formed PRESIDENT WILSON ATTENDS THEATRE IT.- uUenilod til.! the.'itre fo Ulirrt tinin, hist, nlgiit hini'e lib, i-ijiiiikioii led liini (i Ui bruuk lliii Song u 1 'jiVCl'siOU hid f I-'ruiii Our Own Correspondent! OXKKOUK. Feb. I-1. A. oo D veil I ion ;ir Many berries wan a aiirciissfnl Delegates worr; pre- sent from the locals in tho r-urrounrJ- ing ry, ;uul enthusiastically nr- Biinizert thn Manyfonrriws District as- jKociatiun to promote tho purposes of ident (ho lr. A. Olfinors elected worn: r Ilio I T. 1.. rtuncan of Onefonr; iin-1 vK-o-iirrsidfinl. Januia -Mahcr of Many- j berrios; ficisrBlary-tnsaHm-Rr, .1. Kvouson uf Manyherrlcs. Kach Incu! in tin; will eloci a, diiw-- tor on bourit flt n. Jennings, editor and managing di- rector of the Krlmonton Journni, will not bo announced until uftcr tlie ar- rival hero of J. H. of the Cal- gary Herald, who will arrive toniur- j row iiiornfng, II. is expected that the remains will sent to Edmonton Saturday night i and that the funeral will be held'in; Edmonton next. Monday o Pays a Tribute OTTAWA. Feb. 7. M. Soul ham. "f William Southam and Limited, ret'ocring to the death of M. Ft. Jennings, editor and managing director of the l-'dmon- tnn Journal. :-aid: "Mr. Jonningf. deatli. while Keenly felt by. his busi- ness associates in William Southam and rffons, Limited, an the loss of a" steadfast and tried friend, id in a. larger sense a national loss. IIo a Canadian newspaperman of out- standing ability, wisdom, humanity and Idealism can III bo spared in troubled timoi." mis, fincher Creek down adjacent to Capt. Campbell, moved up in tho other group, having a seat next to Mr. Swing's. All these changes in seating were made by mut- ual agreement of the opposition mem- bers themselves, sanctioned by tho speaker of the house, ou application to him. Congratulate Mrs. Price The brief session opened with Home complimentary references by Capt. Robt. Pearson, senior overseas mem- Twr, to the appearance in the house of Mrs. HarveyPrfee, (nee Miss Roberta Mac junior overseas member. Mr. Pearson asked tho speaker in humorous fashion for a ruling undo: ;cd to add anything to the former statement of thy prime minister. Ottawa Debate To Be Shorter Tuesday of Next Week Consid- ered Possible ment Caucus Soon I OTTAWA. Feb. K.-f-fCin. house passed yesterday to the wider arena of international affairs. i There were echoes in continued de- bate ou the address of Tuesday's duel j between the premier and the leader of the opposition on appeal to the- polls. But the major portion of the sitting was devoted to an exposition bj- Sir George Foster of the aims and purposes of the League of Nations. Ho spoke of the league as working perfectly and emphasized the import- ance of the creation, of an internation- al court of Justice.' "Would a dispute between South Africa and Great Britain be referred to the international court of Hon. Charles Murphy asked. But on so delicate a point Sir George declin- ed to give an opinion. He would leave it to the minister of justice. Debate Nearly Collapied During the afternoon the debate narrowly escaped collapse on an un- expected division. E. B. Devlin, of Wright, had just sat down and_ there' was apparently none immediately ready to continue. "Question, 'ques- shouted opposition member 9 who at the time, outnumbered the government supporters in the For a moment or two, there-was keen excitement. Then E. W. Nesbltt, Ox- ford, N.B., rose to carry on and tho debate was again following its pre- destined way. A. R. McManter, Urome, was speak- ing at adjournment. He will continue today. Campbell in No Man't Land OTTAWA, Feb. Press. 1 A. Campbell, Nelson, Man., will take a seat, in the house today. Mr. Campbell will cross the floor of tho hoiiBO and sit probably iji "No Mail's Land" which now has four other oc- cupants. Government Caucus OTTAWA, Feb. ith the Ursi. caucus with each of tho opposition groups having been disposed of beforu tho housn mestB today, is turning lo the probable gathering or government supporters to bo held for the purpose of putting policies before the members, but ut present there id said to be little to go before the mem-' bers whicli comet! within the urgent class. Attitude Toward Election OTTAWA, Feb. attitude or- the National Progressives anrt tin. crosti benches on the Libwrai amend- ment to tho address is causing much discussion at present. Some of ihu Fanner m ember j from the are stated to be rather in favor of holding off until the west can get what they term proper representation by redistribution. Others, however, appear to think that there is uo rimu like the present for bringing on un election it such is possible, realizing, that it may be 1923 before re-distribu- tion can be made. Generally speak- ing it is considered likely that the Progressives will support the amenUr ment. Manitoba's Worst Blizzard Over Telegraph Lines Out of Com- mission But Service C. P. Had Hard Battle TWO WOUNDED BY ONE REVOLVER SHOT VANCOUVER. IV'b. ray lies at point of li-jath and ,.Mario Baker suffered a broken wriPt luosdaj.jfrom revolver shut allegedly Hrod li.v .1. t'. Dingnian who is hsld by tho polico pending investigation. Ding- man declared that lie did not. know tho gun wns loaded. BANK CLEARINGS Biiiilt clearings i'or niio wuek cndiag today were StiJjI.iifJ.rjrv, ai; agaliiBt for the corresponding week last year. 1 fy Veb. JT. tCanad-aR Government havt bnen railed to a caucus tomorrow morning at 17 oYlodi. There will be a pen p. nil discussion on the Ipfiiflatifju mentioned in spocch from tho throne and nthcr legislation proposnd by the government durinp the sc'f.-ion. At the same time it i-; that thyi'" will be r-ojmjdfsrablo discussion over tbe Liberal utiitnd'- in regard to pairs. 'Mumhern of tlie goventmeni 1'oel ratiier strongly on th'.1. matter and tliero ip fnik of reUiIiatory moas- urfta taken. IndioatioiiK are thiit the debate will not prove to be so long drawn out an Prominent government membfrt) aro talking of a vote lij" about Tuesday of next week, us they Ihoi'c. is not tho same anxiety am- ong government Mipportert: to take part in the addres.) there IHIK been In tormcr years, j Feb. Canadian weather with the thes'- mometor well below zero, has BUL-- ceeded yesterday's storm Tis Wiuni- peg and throughout Manitoba, nn.g the blizzard's damage was being idly renaircd today. Half ot peg homes were without light nisht until after midniRlit through ihu I'ailuro ot: transmission Unca in tins civic system. Trains are being restored to sdied- nlf? today and telegraph lines were working 'normally before noon. Mess- ages from points west of Winnipeg for tho last 24 hours have come through to thia city at raro Intervals and by circuitous routes. During' the storm newspapers In Alberta ana Saskatchewan received their news vioe out of Seattle, by way ut Van- couver and Calgary, ordinary rowtoi being impossible..