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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PA'GE TEN' Jlfj l V 1ft IIVW lA 4 4 iff i UovV MARY PICKFORD AND HER BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA HOME offices ol i Alberta Returned Soldier Commission In tbo Qu'Appells building wit I ba! closed March 1. This decision was reached at the alternijon meeting o! tho commission on Friday, when the future working policy of the tion was under discussion. H is net the intention, to discontinue or djsbaoil. The commis- sion will remain in operation, but will remove its to the govern- ment build lug s tiejov the bill, with a reducllou in office staff. A division, of (he work now being carried on wlH be made, whereby the commission will deal with ell cases hi future through the G. W. V. A. und tbo service branch of Soldiers' Civil board. The letter 'bodies will take care of the de- tail work and will pase ou the more urgent and dlfiiCuU cases to the gov- ernment commission for final action. In addition, the commission txviM con- tinue to be the government's advisory board in all matters relating to soldier welfare, Smal :er Budget This Year ,Tke estimates fur the commission top 3020 were placed at us com- pared with for ihe preceding yeir. Out of this iuia a grant of 300 to tho provincial command of the Cx. V. A. was upon, and the Nest-to-Kiir in Edmonton will- receive The educational work of ihe commission, including training schools for agriculture, will by continued as st an eipenditirre of about Reficirts of the work done in 1919 in connection with the weli'Oino and u option of returning soldiers showed slit a total mileage of miles fcad been covered by tho road men, while-the cost of telegrams" to soldiers' relatives amounted to The estates branch oi the commis- elon will be maintained on the same lines as at present. f Approved Trust Fund Scheme Approval of ihe scheme presented by Secretory Stuichbury, recommend- ing to the Ottawa authorities Iho croa- tlou of aftrnst fund out of the unex- pended balance o? tiie federal emer- gency grant, was expressed by ihe mooting, and the suggestion will now go forward for the censideraUoii ol tho Dominion government. Two claus- es providing for loans from such a fund to ex-soldiers whose homes were mortgaged and. for the purpose of as misting in the purchase or erection ol homes were eliminated, in order uoi to conflict with the government's housing schemes. the recommendation now stands, the money from such a fund would be available for loaning to widows to clear off mortgages on their homes, for assisting in the financing of iudtiS' trial und commercial lor encouraging ex-soldiers to resume Jn tcrrupted studies, for poviding cduca tionsl Ihe children of dc ceased soldiers, and for insuring the lives ot ex-soldiera who are unable to secure such protection in tbo usual way. The. amount likely to be available from for'- 'Alberta thought to ba about AGED TRAIN BANDJT DENIES RECENT ROBBERY CITV, Utah, Feb. Arthur Olson, .an aged train bandit said to be implicated in the robbery o an overland Pacific mail train a Omaha, January 31, was arrested her t7 detective? of the Union Pa cific Railroad. vlt is said upwards o 5200.0GO was secured in the robben of the train. Olson tttnies any know ledge or connection with the crimp. THREE MUSKETEERS AT LABOR CAUCUS Hat, president ot the asioclalion; Brijgadier-General McDonald, mam- gor of the association; H. J. Cardell, Industrial department bt the asio- i andi E. .'Anderson, In charge ol publicity, the'last three bo- from. Calgary, v v m Mary PJckford, ihe Torouto-born movie queen, ts Csitectcd to pay a visit to England In the spring to act for one ol the British film companies. She is reputed to'he eitrniim ul-prtsentl about a. year, acd is the fort- unate possessor of Hollywood, ,the beautiful house depleted above; which is situated in Angeles, CauV 'ornia. That she will receive a great welcome in England goes without saying, as slip, will receive the testimony ol ,he position she holds in the cinema world as '-'first favorite." People's Forum FARMERS' PROGRESS HAMPERED BY TRADITION Editor Herald nm very glad to see tie opinion of other farmers expressed iu your paper and it is these letters that "1 keep the farmers and till to It is true aud 'if you stop lo-study in- his tielghbor and-his -neighbor's this you Svill EEC it. Xow in a govern- ment ot, this form there would be the farmers, the tho laborers, the Great War Veterans Association, or any other body that may organize. These different groups would have their ideas for too framing of laws and taking the- best in all with co- operation of eacu it framed In the interest of the people and-not for a party, we all respect Mr. Woods' opinion, I don't uelievs bis personality tudy and discuss tho points brought is (0 torce to adopt out. I admit a lot of discontent Ot-this kind unless it con- brought about by the war and high prices bm ibis discontent has been brewing for years and only wanted flu opportunity lo assert it- c-elf. The men comins back from tho war have-brought, new ideas and they want lo see them wuere practical, ptit into lorce. They have faced death so oiten and suffered so much for democracy that it is their aim to see that the principles they fought talneil sound -principle nor would ho want us to. Some of his theories have been- referred to as belonging to the socialist school LnL socialistic per- Uius to socialism nud Webster says, "Socialism is a theory on social TR- forrn -which contemplates reconstruc- tion of society with a more just and equitable distributiou of .property and I Xow this word is often misusefl'as for are carried out at home. What hn this case, for many people link a has been the fundamental cause? socialist to un .anarchist, a Soviet or a Bolslievfk! whesc'nnlv aim is.lo' pull The greed for wealth. The Moment war was declared (he plutocracy sawr the opportunity to get every dollar they could on contracts with the Government for'shoes, hordes, muni1 tions, motor wagons and etc. regard- less of quality and whether the shoes protected the men's feet or, not. was competition tor destruction and not for co-operation with Govern- ment. It has been said common poo- reason. That is Incredible. Tho proletariate of the Eastern Hemi- sphere who are down by autocracy may, to a certain extent lack reason, but the people of this continent have the power of.deduc- Frank Greenlaw Labor 1I.T.P.