Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
EDITION VOLUME XIV. LETHB1UDUK, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JANUAUY 18, 1921 PAGES NUMBER 31 PRESIDENT WOOD TELLS FARMERS TO CAUTIOUSLY WITH THE BIG WHEAT POOL PROPOSITION U. F. A. Head Argues It Better To Go Grain Market Situation and Need of Co-operative Action Too Free If High Labor Costs Continue, Farm Must Be Curtailed. MORE RIGID PRACTICE OF ECONOMY STRONGLY URGED IN PRESIDENTS ADDRESS (Special to The Herald) .whatever avenues he may travel on KD1IONTON, Jan. 'his long journey toward social perfec- that open market, which permitted the tion, he must observe the true laws of value of Canada's wheat crop to fluct- ,the road or confusion follows and pro- nato "millions of dollars a day, orjgress is arrested. We aro travelling even in a few minuses." had establish-1 the road of democratic organization, ed the "primary weakness of the open (We are travelling that road because market President H. W.I we believe it is the most direct way Wood of the United Farmers of Alber-1 to our goal. Believing that the road ta, in his annual address to the 13th !is the right one, and travelling U ord- nnnual convention today placed before j erly, our forces are encouraged, the -membership the subject of the I strengthened, stabilized, their pro- proposed wheat pool whereby the I gross quickened. farmers of .western Canada may entail-1 Stability and progress grow out of lisu tlielr own selling-organization I order. The growth, stability and pro- somewhat after the method employed gress of our organisation demonstrates by the fruit growers of California, that we are moTlag along right lines, I, JAPANESE CROWN PRINCE TO MAKE VISIT TO ENGLAND TOKYO, Jan. Jap- anese crown prince is planning an official visit to England next March, according to statements printed in news- papers of this city. 4 There is no doubt that the wheat pool is the big question before the convention, and its consideration is ospoctod to make Thursday the big day of the convention. Pclitical action is the other big ques- tion of the convention. President Wood touched on this only lightly in his address, bufhis plea for strong organ- ization left no one iu doubt as to his meaning. Rigid economy by the farmers until the farming industry is once more established on a sound basis, follow- ing the price readjustment, was also strongly urged. President Wood's annual address it tuu follows: Stability of Movement Our organization has completed an- other year's work which is perhaps most important during its thir- teen years of Vtistence. In writing a history of this year's work several things might featured as being of importance, and I think llrst amoar these would be the develop- ment and growth of stability in our :has not been the re- sult of chance or accident but of well- denned' causes. The stabilization of any. social force can be achieved only through working in obedience to the natural laws gresa. The whole governing social pro- program of man la to harmonize himself individually and socially with nature, and, thrqugh Situation Worse At Increases VIENNA, Jan. from the demand for the right of collective bar- gaining, there has been a further and have at least not fatally violated the true laws cf progress. Bui only beginning, the .way lay problems of the future cult, and watchful of progress. The Wheat Situation The question of selling wheat is perhaps more acute among the farm ere at the present time than any oth er. The situation is one that grew out of the war and has been developing since early in 1917. In the summer oi that year the government created the Board of Grain Supervisors to control the movement of the Canadian Wheal and regulate the price to the Allied buyers. The creation of this Board was entirely a war measure, and its duty was not to sell wheat at the high- est trices obtainable on the world's competitive markets, but to agree with the buyers for. the allies on a reason- able and logical price at which the surplus Canadian wheat should be sold to them. This Board bandied the 1917 and but at the begin- ning of the selling of tie 1919 crop it was -apd the market was again opened, after being closed for two years. The market remained open for a few days only, when it was suddenly again closed under what to most of the farmers were very suspic- ious circumstances. A new board, the Canada Wheat Board, was created foe the purpose of selling the wheat at the highest prices obtainable on the world's mar- ket. For the first sii months of this board's account of cer- tain complications An the trade, a great deal of misunderstanding and dissatisfaction prevailed among the wheat growers. But when the situation finally clarified itself atd the people came to understand what had been done, they not only approved of it but wanted the board continued for at least another year. Failure of Open Market It was impossible to get the Board continued, aud the wheat market be- ing opened, soon became very erratic and unstable. On account of the fluctu- ations in" price, the value of the Can- adian wheat crop would often change .o the extent of many millions of dol- lars in a day, or even in a few min- Youthful Bandits Made Big Haul Of Registered Mail Bold Fellows Take Sacks of From Chicago Depot in Broad Daylight CHICAGO, Jan. youthful' bandits held up a United truck at the Union station here early today escaping in an auto with 12 sacks of "mall, 10 of which contained registered mail. Police say that the best information obtainable this laorn- sacks of mail. 10' of which contained part of. a federal reserve money shipment which was to have been placed on a train leaving for St. Paul, Minn., at a.m. The bandits'surprised three postal employees guarding the mail, iorcins them at the point of guns to back into the truck while ths bandit car drew alongside and the 12 mall bags were transferred, to it. The robbery was accomplished In a few minutes. One of the postal employees said that only a few minutes after they had arrived at the station with their truck the bandit car dashed The police believe the robbery was an Inside job as the bandits seemed in hare knowledge of the bank ship- ment. TJie flve men, none of whom appeared to be more than 20 years old, nil wore black masks and car-i ried out the robbery in such a time that the attention of a watch- man and a railroad mail foreman working nearby was not attracted. Drury Attracts Support OTTAWA, Jan. public letter .0 Hon. E. c. Drury, premier of On. ario, has been written by a number of the leading stock breeders of Can- ida, who are atttnding the winter fair commending him highly for the U.F.6, Secretary Raps Drury For Recent Speech Insinuates That Ontario Prem- ier Thinks He is Sole Per- son of Govern- ing Country TORONTO, Jan. connection with the controversy as to the rela- tionship, erf Drnjrj-'s government with ths TJ.P.O, Secretary J. J. Morrison, has made the following statement: "The. position'Of the U.F.O. I be- lieve to be quite clear. We have given the counter a government; that government muit be- a government for all people; and it will be re- turned approved by the people, if it does not hold the support of'the farmera it can hard- ly succeed.- The farmers. I am sure, will not gire up their position and go back to .their former condition, where they permitted others to dictate poll- tics to them. "Mr. Drury evidently laboring un- der a misapprehension. He does not see that Ws badness is to bold the support ot tke farmers, and make all the other rriendt in the other daises that he era. I'wonlrt appear that he believes that be la the person lapable of (owning the country, and that to give him a free hand the fann- ers should (ire up their ground and :heir political attainments and the means which they have organized of nftuencing the public administration. That.. I they will not do. "It should be remembered that the sole'power of saying what the organ- ized farmers will will not do rests with the delegates in general conven- tion assembled. Their struggle to establish in their organ- ization is a reflection of what they would estahltvb in government. Sir Thomas White has said that the war would have' to be paid from the top gix inches of UM soil. Are not those who till the foil to have any how it shall fee _ "GREAT GUNS, JOE, WE GOTTA DETOUR -X, IV manifestation of tea ever-increasing ules. The farmers soon saw that tlie fusion with Germany, in world conditions of the wheat market 'were such that an open selling mark- et was unable to protect their selling interests, and incidentally they saw more clearly than aver before the primary weaknesses the open mar- the opinion or foreign observers in Vienna. This movement has been mark- edly recrudescent lately, numerous public meetings being held and there being much discussion of the situation in the newspapers. Clothing and other necessaries are utterly beyond the reach of The ranks ot the unemployed are supplemented dally, while thi) presses continue their enor- liioua output of paper money, which day by day becomes more worthless. In the words of an allied diplomat here the situation today is on a hair trigger and over all hangs the threat the working men to tako things into their own hinds on Jan. 20. This has created a decidedly (Co.jtlcuni on Four.) No Call for Election, Argues Mr. Guthrie Minister of Militia Cites Mowat and Gladstone Support His Contention MILTON, Ont., Jan, Hugh >Und he has taken in statements at- tributed to him regarding the broad- ening of the policy of the farmers' party. The letter states that by so doing the premier lias secured the support of multitudes of P stock- men, farmers mid businessmen. ROBBED STORE 'four Killed in Gal and Tans Fein M. P. Arrested LONDON, Jan. civil- ians were killed and seven 'Black Tan auxiliary policemen were wounded In a fight In county Gal- way, Ireland, according to reports received here today. The fight followed when a Black and Tan1 patrol was amfauihed near the cliy of Galway. Seventeenth To Be ArresUd BELFAST, Jan. member of U. F. A. Convention Certain tc Baek Up Wholeheartedly the Wheat Pool PROBABLE ROW OVER PROPOSED PAPER 21st Century Press. tho constabulary was shot dead yester day at Cappaghwhite, county Tipper- ary. The shooting occurred in a saloon. His assailants escaped. David Kent, Sinn Fein member of the house of commons for the east IRRIGATION FINDS STRONG FRIENDS AT U.F.A. GATHERING Ask for Support of Farmers of the Province for the Move- ment on the Part of the Southern People for the Development of Irrigation. (Special to The Herald) J EDMONTON, Jan. of the United Farmers of Alberts rea- lile th. large place the, extension ef Irrigation to new districts holds in the minds of Southern Alberts anU'ai a result the report of the executive-and board of directors presented at the annual convention this morning contains the following clause urging farmer support towards the necessary provincial guarantee of bonds of irrigation districts to make them saleable: "bur locals in the southern part of the province are keenly interested n getting irrigation for their farms, and your Board it of the opinion that Irrigation is necessary to stabilize farming conditions In large areas In the southern part, of ths province. The sympathetic support of farmers of the northern and central portions of the province will be necessary In order to Influence the government to pledge the credit of the province to guarantee the bonds being subscribed for irrigation purposes In the south." A resolution from the Lethbrldge District il. F. A. association, passed at the December convention of the association, urging a full guarantee pf the bonds will also be presented to the convention, and if the attitude of the leaders of the movement from all parts Bf the province, as Indicated from the above clause from the annual report of the board of directors is an indication of thfavay in which the whole convention views this great problem of the solflh's future, the resolution will pass almost unani- mously. This reference, to the board's attitude towards the Irrigation prob- lem of the south, together with the discussion of the wheat pool and the success of the drive, looking to better organization for political purposes, are the outstanding features of the board's report which follows: The Wheat Pool Many matters have come before your executive and hoard nt their meetings during the year. The outstanding event has been the development of sentiment in favor of division of Cork, was arrested yester- j a Co-onerativo Wheal Pool to handle day. He makes the seventeenth Sinn: the crop of 1921, resulting from the Fein member tho British parlia-) failure of tlie present Government to WHILE LIGHTS SHONK ment now iail- I reinstate the Wheat Board "td'hamlie Six members of the "Irish Repub-Uhe 1020 crop. panicky situation in Vienna, notwith-l Guthrle, minister of mtlltla, address standing the- reassuring tone of the efl a meeting; of supporters oj the Na- newspapers. It is reported that there tlona11 Liberal and Conservative as- ha vo been large, withdrawals of money soclation here last night and was from tho hanks and a decided exodus a hearty welcome. IK defend- er those classes of the population dl- od the Melghen government on the rectlj- threatened, has set in. I question of not holding a general The recent demonstrations growing I election and cited the Mowat govern- out ot the postal strike, tho character ment I" Ontario and ths Gladstone of tho testimony before the fair price government in England as examples conference last week, and the steady tall in the value of the all Save served to bring the population to a high state oj nervousness. But whether Oils nervousness is justified, Thursday a'lone wiil show. The conservative newspapers are all flllsd with optimistic Paris dis- patches regarding efforts in allied countries generally to secure finan- cial relief for Austria, but in the face of thie the crown has fallen a hundred por cent, on tho dollar cxchango in tho last five daya. The public is pinning its laith on the pollcu tor the malutenanco of order. The price conference has resulted In the wholesalers and agrarians unit- ing and declaring tliat it is useless to hope for n reduction in tho cost! of necessities under present er, died of imeumonli here this niorn- tlons. Replying to this statement, Ing. The bishop had a slrangoly var- Berr Eldersoh. president of Urn Ma- led career. Ho started Ufa a news- tjonal assembly, declared that prices boy In London, Ontario. Ho later must come down, no matter what thai became a. banker then a mlssloa- in support of the contention that the Meighffl government was following constitutional procedure in not call- ing an election at tho present time. He argued that the government had not been elected for the period of war only. Mr. Guthrlo defended moderate pro- tection which he said was the real issue before the Canadian people. A resolution was passed expressing confidence in the leadership of Prem- ier Meighen and expressing the be- lief that a protective tariff sentlal to tho future progrei Dominion, was c-s- of the BISHOP eVANI DEAD TORONTO, .Tan. n. C. Evans, tho well-known Toronto preach- VANCOUVER, Jan. hundrsds of people were passing the brilliantly lighted store of H. Maxwell, jeweler, Hastings Street west, between six and Un o'clock lant night, burglars en- tered by cutting through the par- tition of an adjoining store and a successful "getaway'' with 167 diamond rings, valued at DUTCH WANT THE HOHENZOLLERNS TO LEAVE HOLLAND BERLIN, Jan. Tage- blatt's Vienna correspondent gives an unnamed authority in Vienna in confirmation of a report that tl.t Dutch government has ex- pressed'the wish that the former German emperor and former Ger- man crown prince leave Holland. The ground given Is participation of the JHobenzollerns in prepara- tion for a new' revolutionary coup, Involving former German officers. TWO KILLED BAYONNE, Mich., Jan. nersons were killed and more Mian 10 were injured in an explosion and fire n a building housing several film manufacturing concerns here today. MORE INQUIRY INTO THE-TIRE8 At CORK isults. ary. LONDON, Jan. Lon- don Times says there is good reason to believe that the fires in Cork will In made the nub. ject of another inquiry by an- other commission, which is about to be appointed. ican parliament" are now In the Un- Your executive on .Tune 9th reriuest- ited States, two are on the continent ed the government to re-appoint the and two have died, while one, Diarmirt Wheat Board, and this action was fol- Lynch, has resigned. (lowed up through the Canadian Couu- To Court Martial Griffiths I c" Agriculture, which, at a ineet- DUBLIN, Jan. Arthur Grrfflth I requested ro-ap- foundor of the Sinn Fein orgaiS tlon, who was arrested in his homo here on the morning of November 36, will be court martialed if the present ,of V'6 whcat n fa, at a meeting on i h nen heEan to be aimarent that plans of the authorities are carried l to (From Our Staff Reporter.) EDMONTON, Jan. ot the farmers of Alberta iu the ed wheat pool and in the future polV tical action to be taken by the ed Farmers ot Alberta as an organ- ization has resulted in the greatest gathering witnessed in the 18 years the organized farmers of the prov- ince have been holding conventions. There are 1500 delegates present at the two conventions, that of the U. F.A. and U.P.W.A. This is larger by three hundred than any previous con- vention, and it is the result of tbo fall.membership drive. Southern Al- berta has more delegates present than at the Calgary convention last year, and Southern Alberta agricul- tural problems ara going to receive consideration, especially irrigation. What They Will Do Here the best guess of the action of the convention on big matters wheat pool will bs unanimously endorsed. action In federal Held .will be endorsed through the indorsation of Hon, Tom Crerar, leader of the Na- tionalist Progressives who speaks Wednesday, action In the provincial field will be Itft in its present Indefinite state, to be de- cided by executive and dis- trict associations whtn the pro- per time comtc for making a de- cision. special Interest to the south will endorsstlon of the resolution on Irrlgatlamput -forward by the dis- trict U.F.A. association asking for a full government of the bonds of irrigation districts of the south. This resolution has already received practically thi approval of the board of directors In their report presented at the morning session by H. Greenfield, of Wedlock. Mr. Mitchell Speaks The convention was called to order (Continued on Page POLICE WOMEN i no ikunniuiiH i y- USED IN IRELAND the fire killing 10 Senegales TURNED MACHINE GUNS ON MUTINOUS COSSACKS CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. French black troops turned their machine guns on mutinous Cossacks of General Wrangel's former army pncawped at Tchatalja, 25 miles north- west ot Constantinople, Saturday night after the Cossacks had disarm- ed their officers. The Russians ra- LONDON, uni- formed London police women, says the Daily Mail, participated in a search for wanted men in Tcurnafulla, county Limerick. Sun- day. Their duty was to search suspected women. Auxiiaries sur- rounded the Tournafulla church during mass and every man and woman was searched on leaving. Many torn letters were found in the church. and wounding 20 others and two j French officers. The French surrounded the aacks and finally got tho mutineers under control. The leaders the up- rising were placed under arrest and are being courtniartialcd by the French military. BALLOONISTS' SCRAP To Cut Down Indian Army Expenditures out. The date of the court martial, however, has not yet been set. Premier Stewart is Rapidly Improving (By a Staff Reporter) EDMONTON, Alts, Jan, 18__ "His progress is all that could be i' "W-h desired snd day by day rfe is 'of the Mm Ur appoint the Wheat Board under Hi powers provided by the enabling legis- lation passed by the Dominion parlia- ment, your central board nasfiihl tho following resolution, copies of which were at once forwarded to tho direct- ors of the United Grain Growers, Lim- ited, and the Saskatchewan Co-Oper- ative Elevator Company, rapidly regaining said Hon.- C. R. Mitchell, provincial treasurer, this morning; In refer- ing to Premier Stewart's illness at the U. F. A. convention. The minister's remarks drew the ap- plause of the big farmer audience. "Whereas tho Canadian government' of inquiry hero to clvo first-hand newo has announced that tho Canadian of l.hoir balloon filsht Into Xorthern Wheat Board will not be L-onUmiod for tho marketing of the crop, and, "Whereas, this. Board of Diieclors IT.K.A. arn of the opinion thai (ho Wheat Board should bo continued 0[ thc as well as lucid .'iits relating slmplv DELHI, India, Jan. prevails in the Indian army at thc government's decision to demobilize TORC' INVITC'Tir' ATCTi! thlrty thollaalul Indian troops and Bfc. llNVtSIIGATED 2.500 British officers by the end of March. It is believed that sii British battalions are about to be repatriated, partly owing to tho British witli- drawal from Mesopotamia and also the bad financial ontlook and the con- sentient Indian outcry at the heavy iirmy expenditures. A big budget de- licit is considered inevitable owing to the fall ot exchange and severe trade depression. Secretary of Navy Institutes Inquiry Into "Con'duct sonnel of the Per- ROCK-AWAY. X.' Jan. Lieuts. Kloor, Fan-ell ami Ilinton were asked to appear today before tho sec- ond day's sosHinn a tlie naval board Ontario. Ill hia order civatinB the board to InvosttRtttii (he Irlp. Secretary of tho I Navy Daniels illrer'cd that it era- MILK RIVER LOSES A RESPECTED CITIZEN lor tlie marketing of the I'j20 rrop ii itu.T that tho fv.ner ni rceoivo tilt- full value for his product iu tlie markets; "Therefore, he it resolved that this board of directors use every influence 1'iply to aircraft. This wan taken to mean fliat Urn. IIHMI also be uiamined Our Own Correspondent! MILK RIVER, Jan. River today mourns the loss of one of its most highly respected citizens, Mr. Mattii'ij after days of hard- ship in tho lindHon Bay regions. Mr. Greenfield of Wcstlock bavins to have the Whaat Board as at present )een unaiiimously chosen chairman of constituted continued fur another he convention, presented a resolution j and failing that: moved and seconded from the floor on "That- wo request the directors oi' j A he house, expressing tbe convention's Ilne United Grain Growers, Limited, in profound, regret for tne Illness of conjunction with tbe directors of 'remler Stewart and tbe hope of the katehewan Co-Oporative Elevator Com- pany, Limited, to consider the feasi- bility of organizing a Co-operative irgariisation for his speedy recovery, resolution uuanlmonsly and was conveyed through Hon. Mr. Mitchell to tho premier. POR DAYLIGHT SAVING OTTAWA, Jan. thi: ummcr will be under dayllgbt saving. Ml night the city council passed a motion for jlaylixht saving between Pool for the purpose of delivering our farmers' wheat direct to the European markets." At tho meeting of tho Canadian Council of Agriculture on October H. W. Wood was ap- pointed of a committee of three to investigate tho practicability regarding Hie rtispule between I''arreli' Ani'rew Doles whom death claimed on and I Uiiton after their arrival atiSaturdtty night, January 15th, at the of 67 years. Mr. Doles being sick- only a few days his death came aa a shock to the community. He eame to Milk Elver four years ago from Olen- coe, Minn. He came to the States his parents at tbe age of two years from" Holland. Mr. Doles will be greatly missed by all. He leaves to mourn his loss a sor- rowing widow and one daughter, Alice, 5 yearJ of age, who have the) sympathy of the surrounding com- munity. Tho remains were shipped to Glen1- ooc, Minn., on Monday and will be laid to rest In tbe family plot In .Catholic cemetery. F. C. Coates GOT FIVE SHIRTS FROM ONE YARD M1IAHON, Jan. famous law of tho seamstress that you can get only one shirt out of threo yards was revers- ed in Farrnll the other nlKht when a sneak thief entered the yards of Joseph Pclnsell and stole the family wasrl. He got five shirts out uf one yard! ing charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. P. II. Elkrl accompanied his sinter, Doles, to Olcncoe, Mlu.