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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1917 THE LETHMUDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVB If the solution of tli� Y.M.C.A. financial trouble* which is put forward by the directors, goes through, the ratepayers of the city will be asked to raise; 1jy debenture }53,000 to consolidate >the debts of the association, and in the event' this Is done, the city of-1 flees will not be moved to( the build-j Ing, the directors being unanimous In j declaring that, such a move would; practically meap.the closing down of | the "Y" so far'' as the purposes for,' which it is-intended are concerned.; Yesterday afterjldon the directors and a number" oWitnii'Y.M.C.A. guarantors waited on. tn'ivcity cbunell and city-sinking fund and laid the new proposition before'thdni. The new scheme is along too sante lines as that-put forward by the council last week, except that' the directors ask that 15000 more be ^raised by debenture to take care ,dfVpre^jBnt  indebtedness to the "Y" bankers!" The association undertakes ,to;;i}q)i)date, all other debts against It before going ahead with this schenre;!'?rh'e: interest chargea Will be AGITATE TO RELEASE RESERVE AT C0UTTS Recently there has been an agita-1 tlon in the Coutts district for the ro- j lease by the government of a portion! Of. the land- held by them as- a quaran-i tine station-at the boundary, It being felt that the holding of so great an area In quarantine lands was detrl-, ; rtmntal to th* development of the' town and'distTict. W. A. Buchanan, In the house of commons, recently' asVed the following questions relative ] to this matter.-and. received the an-j wchs-quoted below: I 1. How much land is set aside for the .quarantine reserve at Coutts, Alberta? ' _ ; ' 2. How much stock was quarantined at'this reserve, during the past year of 1916?". 3. Have representations been made to the government for the opening of this reserve for settlement? ,4. Does the government conslder.J It necessary to retain so much land for the quarantine reserve? 6.. .Is getting for the past, six months, it will be possible to pay the annual charges of the/debenture',; arid all other, current charges against the Institution/ and the directors believe that with a little effort such results will continue. Thus it will not; be necessary to depend on rental from the city,, and the building-can be kept wholly fdjr'-"Y" purposes. Mayor Hard ie was'not so sure of this. He'was afraid of a recurrence of 1914 conditions, and thought the directors should make their calculations ou,that basis. However, the directors reiterated their belief that the association could, be made to pay its way frorn this time forward, and the following'resolution,' inoved.'by O. T. Lathrop and seconded by J.-'F. Hamilton, was put to' the, meeting and carried; ' "�" , ;> That the city take over the Y.M.C.A. at the amount of* the Secured debts approximately $53,000 under an arrangement whereby the city would lease or sell to the Y.M.C.A. at an annual rental or instalment equal to the annual ^debenture, with 'a provision for cancellation of lease in event of default; an3 a further provision for the property reverting to the "Y" at the end of 30" years; It being understood that the outside Indebtedness of the "Y" be paid before the property is transferred. Those present at yesterday's meeting besides the member's ."of the council -and the sinking fund' committee were R.- P. Wallace, John Torrance, Geo. Whelan,. M. S. McArthur, C. S. Farrow, W. S. Ball, Judge Jackson, J. :F. Hamilton, E. R. J. Forster, C. E. Cameron, W. Gray, Secretary Bickle, C. McClenaghan, S. J. Shepherd, Rev. Burns, W. A.. Hamilton, R., R. Davidson. E. S. Jackson, A. M.-Marshall, R. T. Brymner, A. C. Rawbrth, O. T. Lathrop, R. W. Long and Wm. Ingram. LICUT. BOB DIBBLE Canadian champion oarsman, who 'has been wounded in France. Winnipeg, Feb. 19-The Ottawa correspondent'of the Winnipeg Telegram today sends the following dispatch: "Early this year Major General' Turner, commander of the Canadian forces iri England, completed his organization to absorb battalions and drafts being sent forward from Canada, and to arrange for the units in the field having affiliated battalions in training in England that will provide reinforcements when required. The infantry reserves in England have been mobilized into five brigades of 26 battalions. "The battalions at the front and affiliated reserve battalions have been territorialized as far as possible Into | western and eastern--^Ontario bat-i tallons, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, land Alberta, British Columbia, Que-, bee, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia battalions. Of the reserve battalions {five are designated western Ontario, j two eastern Ontario, four Quebec, five ; Manitoba and Saskatchewan, three �British Columbia, two Alberta, one New Brunswick and two Nova Scotia. On this basis Quebec: has an undue proportion to enlistment in that province, but this is probably due to an attempt to give two reserve battalions to* French-Canadians and two also to English-Canadians of that province. "Uniler this system the regiments in the" field are made representative of thd provinces in which they were originally enlisted: Reinforcing battalions go into reserve battalions that are affiliated witU field battalions from the same district as reinforcing battalions seem." 2� > ? ? ? ? BRITISH CANADIAN "V. NURSE PROMOTED '� , Miss Margaret Hay, niece of the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. Since, the. beginning of the war she-has beon doing V. A. p. work in England, until lately, when she has gone to QFrance as a nursing sister. DUKE COMING WiESTv "Ottawa, Feb. 19. - His excellency the Duke of Devonshire, the Duchess of Devonshire, with Lady Maude and Lady; Blanche Cavendish and the several-members of the vice-regal staff leave' Toronto Feb. 26 for Winnipeg, where they will remain until March 10.. -The Bulldogs Are Coming! EXTENSIONS (Snecia" to the iTorQlfl) Edmonton, Feb. 20.-The Central Canada Railway company in one of the railway bills that, came before the standing orders cornmittee of the legislature this morning, asks permission to increase its capital from $2,500,000 to $10,000,000. The company is also seeking power to extend its line from Peace River north to the boundary approximately parallel to the Hay River. The E. D. & B. C. also seeks power for an extension west and south from High Prairie to the II. O. boundary, another towards Hudson's Hope and another from Edmonton to a point near Calgary. NO NlWACTJON AS YET EXPECTED Washington, Feb. 20.-After a cab-inot meeting today it was indicated that there was no immediate prospect of any new action by United States government on the main issues involved in,the submarine situation. Rev. Wesley Megaw, assistant pastor of Cooke's church, Toronto, has been called to Stewarton ^Presbyterian church, Ottawa. Winnipeg, 'Feb. I9-The Ottawa correspondent of the Winnipeg Tele-gram sends the following: "The western wheat crop has proven to be some' 30 per cent, larger tJian was originally estimated by the crop experts. The crop was placed at from 170,000,000 to 180,000,000 bushels, but It will run about 225.000,000 bushels at $1.50 per bushfil. It means the western crop is worth some $75,-000,000 more than was anticipated 0wirig to the, transportation difficulties and the freight congestion a larger proportion of crop than usual is �till in the west.'' 4> ? '.* TO RELEASE AMERICANS * *..'. ...... -- > ed.by the sidtp department to > begin negotiations^ to have, the Ottoman. qfaMkiifrt arrange with Gern%8^,^|r'the")3|ilted States nafcljjperrier 'Vpalgiar and- tbo cnn/el De.s Moines to. enter Beirut tChd bring out the 1,000 United States refugees there. ? �'.-� .'. Swiss Bell Ringers,. Musicians, Vocalists and Fun Makers, In "A ton of Musical Novelties." This is an A 1 attraction and should, be seen by everybody.' EDGEHILL DAIRY Phone 1524 801 7th St. S. Th� B'jlfdocs Are Coming! Wounded soldiers in-the grounds of an Old Country Hospital fncrea^fngrthelr suppleness in the hurdle jumps., It'is expected that ten's of thousands of wounded now in the convalescent "hospitals pf the^01aja|AnT^yilI{?tte in it again, for the "over .the topv operations in Flanders, in the spring. The)'iesui'WT d'dflhg Will, MwthfWloture. The Bulldogs Are Coming! Auction Sale AT WILSON'S AUCTION GALLERIES DOMINION BLOCK Next Thursday, Feb. 22 AT TWO P.M. Consisting of "mahogany parlor suite; morris chair; sanitary' couch; dressers and stands; bods, spring and mattresses;. centre, tables and rockers; high chairs; 1 child's iron crib; carpets; rugs; Congoleum rugs; pil ploth: stair oil; portieres; 1 6-hole range, with warming closet; kitchen cupboard; 1 200-egg .Peerless incubator; dishes; kitchen utensils. ' i ENTRIES FOR THIS SALE CAN BE ARRANGED BY PHONING ; 1023. ] W.' Li WILSON, Auctioneer TERMS CA�KJ^j| ;