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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL fDHION FOURTEEN PAGES VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION LETHB1UDGE, ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1921 FIRST SECTION NUMBER 37 I hm-MANITOBA FARMERS WILL LHUUU TAKE POLITICS SERIOUSLYl Ltthbridge Chosen By'Alberta Weekly, Half Holiday CONVENTION FAVORS NEW INDUSTRY BOARD (Special to The rttrild) EDMONTON, Jan. the af- ternoon session following an auto tour of the city, considerable took place over the report of the ways and means committee. Honoriumi of and 1600 to President Wheatley and Secretary Smitten respectively were passed. A proposition to crease the per capita from 2 to 2 1-2 cents per member was. defeated un anlmously. A recommendation was nrae secretary be placed on montnly remuneration of fifty dollars and this was adopted. The convention went on record, fol- lowing the report of a special commit- 'tee, as favorable to the enactment of legislation similar to the industrial conditions act of Manitoba which pro- vides for the administration of a joint council of industry to investi- gate, and when mutually arranged by parties to dispute, to adjudicate on the industrial differences as between employer and employee. A number of amendments to the Manitoba act were recommended by the conven- tion to be included In legislation to be proposed to the- Alberta govern- ment, Amend W.C. Act Resolutions were adopted to amend the Workmen's Compensation Act, including Hip fallowing Any, employer or majority of eni-j Vloyees hi any industry which doei not come within'.the scope of this act may, upon application by either of them to the board, brought within the of act, subject to the approval of the board and subject to the hoard..being., satisfied .that the majority of the employees aro aware of the application and have not ob- John a Quite, But Very Nearly Preparation of Provincial Political Platform by March With Political Convention in tion of Crerar's Appointment Head of. Nationalist Progressives Asked. BRANDON', Jan. (Can. Press.) resolutions, all embodying wishes for reforms and action, asked by the board of directors of the Unit- ed Farmers of Manitoba and the vari- ous district locals, will come before- SUGGESTS SIR ROBERT BORDEN AS CANADA'S NEXT GOVERNOR-GEN. Ready for 1821 An emergency provision provides that should a provincial election be called in 1971 the board shall Issue In brief form the main principles unoa I work in the Mrvice of Mr OTTAWA, Jan. (Can. Presi.) a letter to. a local paper, John s. Kwart, K.C., suggests the appoint- ment ot Sir Robert Bordea ai gover- nor-general of Canada. "He bai done a. great deal of hart, conscientious which there Is a general agreement as __ _____ fa _ ______ ________ the convention for consideration thin I "platform "for "'Farmer can- afteruoon. The first, is a resolution prepared by the board of directors on provincial political action which in- cludes authorization for tha collec- tion of material for and the prepara- tion of a platform by March next; authorisation for the calling ot a meeting next November to vote on its adoption. The board IE to be luided by the, total vote in tha final irafting of the platform. The con- vention is asked to declare itself >as definitely in favor of attention by the association to public questions. With regard to organization, the resolution provides that in future ilevelopment of provincialpolitics regularly called conventions In the provincial con- stituencies be recognized as integral" functions of the UnHed Farmers' movement, such, eonrenUonB to be given full recognition and support by the association; candidates chosen tiy such a convention shall be recogu- :ed by the association provided the platform drawn up be accepted, and' lhat full autonomy shall be secured each local constituency. didatea A resolution on temperance Question asks that the present legisla- tion be given a three-year trial and that any further attempt to question the decision "so emphatically pressed" be opposed. Asked to Approve Crerar Other resolutions ask: That the convention go on record as approving the choice by the Canadian Council of Agriculture of Hon. Thomas Crerar ai leader of the new national policy; that the government simplify the method of making income tar re- turns; that the limit of on the amount allowed loaned to.pne person through the rural credits society be removed and that the limit of sixty thousand on the amount loanable to any one society be removed; that the fvomen be given the power to will her dower right; that a minimum wage be filed for student nurses; that there be investigation and ad- justment of the spread iu prices be- tween tough and dry wheat. jected to being brought within the scope of tho act. "If workman is disabled he. shall be paid compensation from the day of the accident, and strike out the whole of sub-section "B." "Where the dependents are a widow or aa invalid widower and om or more children, a monthly payment of 150.00 with an additional monthly payment of J12.50 for each child un- der the aga of four years, with a fur- ther additional monthly payment of for each child between ages of 14 and 18 years, to be increased upon, the death of the widow or in- Talid .widower to the seals of rates In sub-section "D." "When the only dependents are children a monthly payment of f 16.00 to child under the age of 14 years and a monthly payment ot to each child between the ages of 14 and IS years." "Where the only dependents are persons other-, than those mentioned in the foregoing clauses, a sum ionxble, and proportionate to the pecuniary loss occasioned by the death, to be determined by the board, put not exceeding to the parents or parent J45.00 per-month, and not ex- ceeding in the whole per month." Strike out the whole of sections iil, 52, 53 and'5-1 and substitute therefor a section or sections providing that payments for permanent total disabil- ity, permanent partial tem- porary total disability, temporary par- tlal disability, be paid on a basis of 90 per cent, of the previous earnings ot the with a mini- mum of per week. iCoutlcued on Page FduM AUSTRIAN COLLAPSE WITHIN A MONTH IS CONSIDERED LIKELY Economic and Political Situa- tioft-Both or OH Way to BALLOONISTS NOW ON WAY TO TORONTO EN ROUTE TO STATES NORTH BAY, Ont., Jan. The Temiskamlng and Northern Ontario train bearing the three American who left Cochrane last night en route to Toronto patted through here at this morning, FRENCH DISSOLVE LABOR FEDERATION PARIS, Jan. complet'S' po- litical collapte of Austria within a month is expected In official Auitrian circles here. "It Is no longer a. question of said Baron Elchoff, the Aus- trian minister to France today. "It Is only a question of weeks, perhaps days." Climax Approaches VIENNA, Jan. over the existing economic and political situation in the Auitrian republic seems to he increasing. Doors of the big hotels in are dosed at dusk because or communist demon- strations against them as symbols of profiteering, but as yet no disorder has occurred. Official? in foreign circles who have coma In close eontact with the sltua tion assert Austria is approaching a climax of some sort and the general uneasiness was increased by a report printed here today, that former Em- peror Charles was 'already on his way from Switzerland to -Hungary. Unable to Continue PARK, Jan. the GORDON LIBERAL CANDIDATE CHOSEN PBTERBORO, Jan. O: N. Gordon, a prominent lawyer of this city was the unanimous choice of the Liberals in a cou- ventton here tonight as the parts candidate In the federal bye-election in West Peterboro. This, makes tour candidates for the seat. Ewart "and has well ed the right to be ker first viceroy." Mr. Ewart adds that he propoMd Sir -Wilfrid Laartor as gorarnor- general when Sir Wilfrid waa alin but out ot VANCOUVER, Jin. ier John Oliver, elected in two in 'tlM reefent provincial and announced till tftelslon to resign the Delta eat, The Liberal nom- inating convntlon will be in Cloveniile next Thursday and the bye-clectlen will be held be- fore the legislature opens on Feb- ruary 8.. o v HoadleyWill Take His Seat OnCross-Benches Former Oppwltton Leader De- clares HUnielf Independent .With Party CALOART, Jan. AltorUn says, this "When the Alberta legislature opens Or Its sewtao till j spring, Oeorge Hoadler, former lead" Icr of his majesty's loyal opposition, will be found seated upon the cross 'benches. He has definitely and pub- licly severed his connected with the French government has received no official confirmation of the report in a recent Berlin dispatch to the Lon- don Times that the Austrian govern, roent had found itself "no longer in a position to continue" and that it had declared its intention to retire January 15 and place the administra- tion of the country in the handa of the reparations''commission, it was indicated at the "foreign office today that no surprise would be occasioned if it were to develop that Austria had some such move in mind. France has for some tinie had offi- cial knowledge ol the critical finan- cial situation in Austria. The prelim- inary report of the financial expert who was sent to Vienna in to forestall the apparently impend- ing crash, gave warning that a crisis was seemingly inevitable, declaring that Austria was unable to continue Is Lenine Dead? London Hints It M. Karpoff, Former Name of Lenine, and He is Reported Dead s LONDON, Jan. communica- tion from Moscow announcing the death of M. Karpoff, member at the supreme economic council of soviet Russia, Is quoted in a Berlin dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph here, re- ceived by way of Paris today. The supreme council in Moscow contains HO person named Karpoff which is an old pseudonym of Niko- lai Lenine, tho soviet premier. Some of his publications bear that name. Is It Lenine? NEW YORK, Jan. Jewish news bureau, a news agency here on January 9, announced receipt of a dis- patch from its Moscow correspondent :elling of the dangerous illness of I have just learned authoritatively] .hat Lenine has been taken dangerous- j Conservative opposition In the house and henceforth will stand or fall as an "independent farmer member." This Is the latest development in the disruption in the ranks of the Conservative party and it will not be surprising- at all if several other mem- bers of the opposition follow Mr. Hoad- ley's lead when the house meets, and slip, around to the cross benches, where they will bear company with the two lady members, and Captain Pearson, Jameg Weir, Alex. Moore and Alex. Ross. Queens Confers Degree On Drury Ontario Farmer Premier Hon- Beatty Makes the Presentation "This rig li much too Said John Bull with a frown; does not nt a little'bit, You'll have to cut It down." Reynolds' Newspaper. Wheat Pool Proposal is Unanimously Endorsed By Man. United Farmers AIMED Peaeefulness Canada phflsiMd by Sir Geo. Foe. ter Contrast With European Countries SPEAKER EXTOLS WORK OF LEACOT OF BRANDON, Jan. Broifcn, re-elected as the United Farmers of Manila L. of itobj, BRANDON, Jan. Farm- ers of Manitoba assembled in conven- tion here today, unanimously endors- ed the action of the Canadian .Coun- cil ot Agriculture, 'and its policy enunciated, with respect to the co- operative selling of wheat. While minor differences ot opinion Fere revealed in the discussion which followed the explanation of the draft agreement by J. .R. Hurray, of the United .praiii Growers, no detailed discussion'was permitted. The agree- ment endorsed on principle will be sent to the various locals for" discus- sion. Locals have been requested by officers to forward suggestion of changes to the secretary. No further action on the agreement is expected until the next meeting of the Cana- dian Council of Agriculture, conven." tion officials announced. Although 23 names were placed s nomination for president, withdrawals reduced thii number to three, C. H Burnell, J. L. Brown and, T. W Knowles. The convention adjourned for lunch after the ballots were col lected. Pool Plan Not Definite Mr. Murray in his presentation of the1 proposed wheat pqpl agreement, made it clear tho proposition as outlined is not definite and that a de- finite agreement cannot be drafted until the committee to. meet with the Canadian Council of Agriculture has been completed. This-committee will be composed of representatives of the throe prairie provinces and tha Unit- the He ed Grain Growers, Limited, and Saskatchewan, also warned the farmers against any proposed provincial or Dominion plan being allowed to interfere with, their (Continued on Page I'ivu.) W. B. Snowball, Chatham, N. B., made a plea thai Canadian labor un- ions be governed by Canadian! and that agitators "be kept out or the conn- try. Ha would have legislation if nec- essary to accomplish, thli. Criticism ot the railway commls- sioui continued during the afternooni Frank Hawkins declaring that govern- ment roads got preferred treatment from the commission. The report of the executive com- mittee for 1920. suggested a protest against tha business profits tax, even though there was a probability that parliament might cut this tax off at the coming session. Increase Labor Efficiency suggested that all labor ad- ts should be along the line of increased efficiency, rather than dras- tic wage reductions. Exports of lumber to the United States have almosj; doubled since 1918, it was shown, but European trade has not recovered its pre-war status. In discussing the taxation question, A. E. Clark' said that everyone knew (lhat Canada was taxed to death, far Tovmce of Ontario in connection with more 50 than Britain or the United Labor Men Should Do More for Money Members of Association Protest Against Nearly Everything? On the Calendar OTTAWA, 13.-A bigV day's I work was accomplished by the association which, was in session for seven hours hero esterday. In the discussions that arose over he report of the executive committee f 1920 some rather strong language was used in connection with some roposed extreme, or what the speak- rs considered extreme, action of the University today t of lil.D. was confi KINGSTON, Ont., Jan. a special convocation held at Queen's the honorary degree 'erred upon Premier Queen's University; E. W. Beatty, K.C.. president of the Canadian Paci- fic Railway, who came from Montreal by special train in order to attend he Workmen's Compensation. Act. When one speaker said the prov- ince proposed at the next session to States, In these latter countries ii was possible to earn seven per pent on money. Such was not possible In pay Injured workmen one hundred per Canada. It was time the govern cent of their former salary instead of ment practiced some of the economj 75 per cent, as now, A. B. Clark term- it preached. He had seen littlo of ed the proposal "so utterly ridiculous" j of late. J that he said reasonable men should get together and take action. Action was taken to combat a pro- j posal pending before the Ontario leg-. shingles, because of fire considera- tion. ONE KILLED, SEVERAL IN- JURED IN GLACt BAY FIRE 01 was conierreu upon premier posat pending oeiore me untario Jeg-j Arlcl c, E. C. Drury, by the chancellor of I islaturo to limit the use of BAi' McLean, commercial traveller of this town, lost his life and several others had narrow escapes from death when the Glace Bay hotel here was destroy- Men Should McCrea, P. Do More Sherbrooke, ad- vocated that men do more work than they were doing. He was not iu sym- ed by fire at an early hour this mor- ning with a loss Selina Clark, of maid, fell from the Three well-known Cermfvspec- wrom ?hef n Way were in good government d him as an patliy with demands to cut down hours top of a flre escape, three stories hieh of manEy pSo no? level. into a snow bank but not injured. The news bureau added that its! under the present financial arrange- correspondent had attempted to TEACHER SHORTAGE ments. PARIS, Jan. of the General Federation of Labor was ordered today by the court which has heen hearing the case against Leon Jouhaux, president of tho federation, and other of its charges of Infringements of the law govern- lug unions. Tines of one hundred SINKING OF BOLSHEVIK TRANSPORT. CONFIRMED PARIS, Jan. French gov- irnment has received confirmation of the sinking recently of an armed Bol- shevik transport" In the Black Soa by the French destroyer Sakalara, The destroyer was engaged in police duty when attacked by the Bolshevik ship, the government report says and the French warship Immediately opened fire. In a few minutes the Bolshevik Iroops abandoned tho transport which- later sank. FINANCIAL EDITOR SAYS CANADA WILL DOMINATE LONDON, Jan. As- fociatcd Powell, editor obtain confirmation of tho dispatch from Victor Kopp, soviet repre- sentative In Berlin, but that the latter refused either to confirm or deny it. KOQO.OOO PULP MILL FOR NORTHERN B. C. VICTORIA, Jan. ian to an an- nouncement here today by the provincial registrar of companies, British Columbia is to have anoth- er big pulp and paper enterprise. This Is the Prince Runert Piilo and Paper company, limited, which has just been incorporated with a capitalization of to manufacture paper on a large scale In Northern British Colum- bia. The head office of the eom- pany Is in Vancouver IN ORION DISTRICT; RURAL SCHOOLS HIT (Prom Our Own Correspondent) ORION, 'Jan. what can he learned from the secretaries of rural schools In the district, none of them havB as yet secured teachers for the coming term, and only one [or two of the boards have teachers in view. They are of the opinion that I teachers- for the coming year will be dWcult to secure. francs each were. Imposed upon the Financial speaking on'CARDINAL GIBBONS' CONDITION haux and four other federation old- Canada before the Colonial Institute BALTIMORE. Jan. is. Inquirers today, expressed the conviction that after Cardinal Gibbons' condition this dais. FULNAM BEAT BLACKBURN 'LONDON, Jan. At. soclated a replayed cup tio i from that city. The _____ house explained that he Canada and not the United States morning ware told that the prelate had received these from Dr. Khar- was destined to dominate the future was preparing to got up and that ha i faaxs, whose wife Is said to co ne BOMB PLOT FOUND BY CAIRO POLICE LONDON, Jan. Cairo po- Ifco have discovered bombs and a number ot circulars In a house which they raided, says a dispatch to the London Times owner of tho li had received these from Dr. Khar- More Fireworks In Session This Year Than For Some Time OTTAWA, Jan. the people of Cumda had no conception of the peacefnlness and contentment of their country as compared with the ravaged countries he had visited, was the statement ol' Sir George Foster before the annual banquet of the Canadian association here last night. Sjr Qeorge received an ovation at tie close of his address, which dealt main- ly with the work of the League ol Nations. Lady Foster sHso made her first public appearance in. Canada. Sir Henry Drayton and Senator Rob- ertson were among the other speak- ers. Sir George said he had come from the greatest gathering the world had Keen, the first meeting of a league ot' forty-four nations. History would be searched in vain for a parliament mankind such as this, where all col- ors; creeds, races, religions and methods'of thought were present. The flve weeks' meeting at Geneva of the delegates had done more for the world, he believed, than was ever ac- complished before by any assembly. Nations Must Get Together The spirit of the convention was "we must get together." The leagne vindicated the splendid hopes ot those who had formed it. It had the best spirit, ot mankind behind it. In conclusion, the speaker aatd: "In the future, which I shall not Canada ud Its people will be amongst tha nations of the world, ft chosen people. I see a country, the bright- ness and purity of1, which Is second to none In the world, one where pro- ress, prosperity and oanUntment 111 be uplifted through future years." Sir Henry Drayion, as minister of Inance, of the presence at-the dinner of many of Canada's largest ratepayers which led the chairman to Int: after the minister's that Sir Henry viewed the forests as pot- ential sources of taxation and Dom-. nion income.. And Robert-' son, minister of had a vision ot he work with which countless thous- ands of men, were provided, and.the lomes that were finally created as 4 result of this labor. Former Kaiserin Cannot Live Much Longer, All Agree Ex-Kaiser Said To Be Resigned To Fact That Her End is Near Outline of Likely Legislation To Be Dealt Con- tention Says Premier EDMONTON, Jan. cab- inet.council at a meeting this af- ternoon decided to have the meet- ing of the legislature fixed for January 26 postponed until Feb- ruary 15 on account of the III- of the premier. The condi- tion of Premier. Stewart con- linuei to be favorable. (Special to Tno Herald) EDMONTON, Jan. Mall.) todtjr FuJbam beat Blackburn, ness of population and become 1 to 0, focus of the empire. o( the wholo North American contl- WM expecting to pass the ii- pecteil, the main features of the ap- proaching session. of legislature. Tim government's program of legis- lation and the departmental reports and estimates are now helng prepared for the house, ami tilings arc gradual- ly Bhaping up for the annual airing. Premier Stewart says that there is not likely to he much of a contentious nature on tho docket this year, and with a start some twenty days 'ahead of last year ho thinks the session should not be a prolonged one. A voice from cross benches, that of James Weir as heard in an Inter- view hero recenlly, says, however, that there is likely to be a'more lively sosaion than tho last one, for I Continued on Put ii. DOOHN, Jan. Em- peror Willium of Germany and others at the house of Doom, the residence of the former emperor, are convinced that the death, of former Empress Augusta Victoria is a matter of cnly 9 "short time and are resigifed to the inevit- able. Dr. Haehner, the physician attending the former empress, said today that her condition was such that she might linger Inde- finitely, although it was becoming increasingly serious. Every detail for.the {unernl