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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta FINAL EDITION VOLUME XIV. FIRST SECTION FOURTEEN PAGES LETHB'iUOUE, AU5ERTA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 192t FIRST SECTION NUMBER 33 U.F.A. Unanimous Full Guarantee Irrigation Bonds SNORING WOULD BE MADE CRIME IN OKLAHOMA Taking in One's Sleep Also Proposed as an Offence Against the Peace OKLAHOMA. CITY, bkkr, Jan. talking :n one's sleep or otherwise disturbing tho family anil neighbors' peace after 1 a.m. would be unlawful and punishable by prescribed penalties under a bill introduced in the house today. Loss of breakfast is prescribed as .the penalty for first offense, liv- ing with a mother-in-law a certain number of days is the penalty for the second offenae, with fines rang- ing from To for the third and successive offenses. Speaker at U. F. A. Convention Points to Sudden Interest "of Governments IF BETTER SCHEME ADVANCED, FOLLOW IT IS THE ADVICE (By a'staff Reporter.) EDMONTON, Jan. that the Saskatchewan government may through the assistance of Chair- man John' Stewart of the Canada Wheat Board and Mr. Riddell. the two gentlemen who have been engaged by the government of that province to consider the wheat question of assist- ance in grain marketing evolve some suggestion which would be an im- provement ou the proposed co-opera- tive wheat pool was voiced by .T. II. Murray, assistant general manager of the United Grain Growers' Limited in his address to the U.F.A. convention this morning. He did not hold out any hope that they would do he did say that If did evo'vo a method which looked more satisfac: tory than the wheat pool plan, tho farmers' organizations oC Alberta and Manitoba should fall in line and approach their governments to the end that their government might co- orerate in providing the> assistance necessary to put any scheme devised across. Not one province could make a success of the wheat marketing scheme. It would be worse each province bad a provincially assisted scheme of marketing each competing with the'other, and no scheme of pro- vincial assistance could be allowed to go 'to the length of government control. He warned strongly against any suggestion of government con- trol on the part of any government, Dominion or provincial, for carried to its logical conclusion, it would mean government selling of all the farmers' products and It would mean the building of a government politi- cal machine in the system. These were the new features of Mr. Murray's presentation of the wheat pool ques- tion. He presented the problem from beginning to end -tilling of the bene- iil.whlch would be encountered and in the end predicting that the pool if entered upon in the usual manner of the farmers' organizations in doing (Continued on Page five.) No Evidence of Sectional Difference in Biff Farm- Convention. FULL SUPPORT IS GIVEN MOVEMENT (By a Staff Reporter.) EDMONTON, out even a word of opposition from any corner of the province, the U.F.A, convention In the clos- ing minutes of the Wednesday ses- sion passed, the resolution put forward by the Lethbridge dis- trict U.F.A. association in De- cember asking the provincial gov- ernment to give a full guarantee of the bonds of the Lethbridge Northern irrigation district. vote was unanimous and was followed by another resolu- tion on irrigation asking that the Dominion government urge upon the International Waterways Commission that a speedy ad- judication be made of the dispute over the division.of Irrigation wa- ter supply of the St. Mary's and Milk River's between Canada and the United States in order that Irrigation development in South- ern Alberta may be speeded up. There is no doubt left now that so far as the farmers of Alberta are concerned there Is no sec- tional difference as to the proposal io place the whole credit of the province behind campaign of Southern Alberta for Irrigation extension. The resolution affecting Let hi bridge Northern bonds coming on top of the average attitude of the U.F.A. directorate as set forth in the directors' report has greatly heartened the irrigationists of the south who delegates at the convention. was a fine dis- of declared Chairman T. W. Crofts of the Lethbridge Northern, "and I am sure all southern farmers appre- ciate it." So far as Southern Al- berta farmers are concerned this afternoon's action on irrigation ..matters disposes of the most im- portant question before the con- vention. DRURY ATTENDS MEETING TORONTO, Jan. E. C. Drury, prime minister of Ontario, Times Scores the Government On Cork Report First Official Destruction of Property Bishop Pessimistic CORK BISHOP IS VER1.' PESSIMISTIC CORK, Jan. profoundly possimistic view of the situa- tion in Ireland is taken by Bishop Cohalan cf Cork in a statement today. Surveying the sltuatlpn from every angle, he said he saw no i prospect of peace. "A Damning Indictment" LONDON, Jan. editorial comment of anti-government papers this morning carries scathing attacks on the government in connection with the report oJ tha recent Ores in Cork. "We moat strongly urge upon the says the London Times, "that it should have been impossible for any document of this description to have anticipated the official report. Owing to the cabinet's foolish hesi- tation, we are not in a position to deny any of it." "No more damning incident has marked the government's castastro- phic Irish policy." "The government's silence. is the silence of says tho Daily Her- ald, the labor organ. Official Destruction A STRIKE EVERYONE WOULD WELCOME SUGGESTS AN ARK NOW THAT H ATFIELD RAINMAKER, COMING (By a Staff Reporter) BOW ISLAND, Jan. farmers and farmers wives in this part of Southern Alberta, are fac- ing tho 1921 farming season with a heap more confidence now that Hatfliild, the California Ralnmato 1 er, is coming. This Rainmaker must not be confused with Raemaker, who, famous as a painter of cartoons and funny pictures, also made rata reign of righteous in- dignation and hatred on an enmy to' humanity. This present maker occupies a similar position in a different setting. He is un- der contract to bring a rain of real wet water on another enemy to Will he do' it? Can he do it? Has he done U? Thosa and a hundred other questions of a like nature are be- ing asked. But no one is ready with a posi- tive answer. The best answer is the action, of the farmers in the area centred by Seven Persona and reaching about 50 miles In each direction. They want to give Hatneld a chance. It's a good they lose. The cost will not fall as a burden on anyone, there being so many farmers interested in the grand pool. may bring the' necessary rain. And rain Is cheap indeed at an inch evenly distributed over the fields of thirsty grain during June and July throughout this Hatfield rain zone. Of course, there are those who scout the idea Hatfield's in- fluence with Jupiter Pluvius. They scout the idea of his being close to this eccentric gentleman's ear. His towers, like the ancient Babel, will neier get the farmers anywhere, the Thomases twit. But Hatneld is coming. May 15 will likely see him at his base of operations, his line of communi- cation established and his plans to reach the objective perfected. As soon as the news was re- ceived that' Hatneld was surely coming someone around Wlnnifred forward with the suggestion that they, play safe by starting now to build an ark, but thus far nothing along this lino has been done. Timber Is so all-fired high. Anyway, Hatfleld, who has Fos- ter whipped to a frazzle, is com- ing. And with his coming may the heavens weep. ALBERTA FARMERS ENDORSE CRERAR (By a Staff Reporter) EDMONTON, Alta., Jan. Hon. Thos. Crerar, leader of the National Progressive Party in the Dominion House of Commons, was unanimously endorsed by the United Farmers of Alberta at the morning session of the conven- tion today in a standing vote and with cheers and a demonstration which could not have been other- wise than pleasing to Mr. Crerar, The resolution endorsing the far- mer leader was introduced by P. Baker of Ponoka, a member of the executive and a member of the Canadian Council of Agriculture asking the endorsation of the ac- tion of the council in recognizing Mr. Crerar as leader of the third group in the Commons. The resolution was seconded from a hundred different parts of the house at once. A delegate almost marred the great occasion by shouting an amendment, that as the delegates had been nominated from their various locals to take such action, it should be referred to for action. He was howled down and the vote taken amidst a great demonstration, In acknowledging the result Hon. Mr. Crerar thanked the dele- gates very appreciatively. "We have only a little group in the house as yet. We are getting our feet set and gathering experience, and are looking forward to the time when it will be a big and powerful group." He said that as leader he would continue to do the best he could to discharge his responsibilities. Manitoba Has A New Minister Of Public Works Colonel McPherson of Portage La Prairie, Succeeds Mr. Grierson Who Retires On Account of 111 Health PICE ALBERT SIR MARTIN HARVEY TAKEN TO HOSPITAL TORONTO, Jan. Sir John Martin Harvey, the well known English actor, who is filling a week's engagement at a -J-j theatre In this city, was taken ill suddenly tills afternoon OJ whUe "making up" at tho ft theatre for the matinee per- formance. He was removed to a hospital. A recurrence of a recent attack of influenza was said to have been the cause of his illness. o O'CONNOR LIKELY TO RUN IN W. PETERBORO PETBRCORO, Jan. The possi- bility of another entrant in the West Peterboro bye-election was strength- ened today by tho return to the city of W. F. O'Connor, K.C., Ottawa. At noon Mr. O'Connor said he would remain in the city most of the time until the election is over. Cr er ar, Like Drury, Favors Policy Of The "Open Door" ______ _ Would Not Confine Farmers' Movement to One Claw Onl> To Go Hhnd in Hand With All Those Favorable to Progressive to Drur> Government as Good Government Without Clast of Progress Must Not Be Divided, BETTER TREATMENT OF PUBLIC MEN; DENIES DEAL WITH LIBERAL LEADER (By a Staff Reporter.) Edmonton, Alta., January 19. "Do not refuse the support and as- sistance of the man who is willing to work with you to tho eu the lines of your of better govern- T' not state whether he platform in support of his tariff po- Asked if he would be a candidate, he replied "almost certain." He would ment' ,the aPPeal of Hou- would take the Crerar, leader the National Pro- gressive party in a speech' before the United Farmers ot Alberta on Wed- nesday evening, his appeal coming on top of the Morrison-Drury con- troversy in Ontario on the open-door policy came with peculiar significance and the 1800 farmers and' visitors who crowded .the convention hall to hear the National leader of the farm- ers gave rapt at'ention to his enunica- tion of policy. "Walk hand in hand with the other fellow so long aa his policy and yours agree, he continued, "but that need nut destroy, the effec- tiveness ot your farmers' organiza- tions which has been guarded with the utmost care." The policy of the open-door which the National leader is known to entertain was also enun- ciated by Norman P. Lambert, secre- tary of the Canadian Counoil of Agri- culture who in a yhort address early in the meeting stated that one of the organization policies of the farmers' party should be to make a ground appeal and approach to the thousands in urban centres who are anxious and willing to support the farmers' -poli- tical movements. Warmly Greeted The rafters of the convention hall rang as Hon. Mr. Crerar rose to ad- dress the vast audience. It was the first opportunity of the Alberta farm- ers to acclaim their newly named National leader arid they made the most of it. Hon. Mr. Crerar did not deliver a political speech'in the usual meaning of that term. It was more of an aca- demic effort to prove the'opportunity which lies before the farmers of the country in leading the way to better and safer government and it was an appeal to the beat in them, "not to strive for power merely for the sake oC power" as tho speaker put it but BY FRANCE Can Be Avoided if Germany Disarms and Pays Repara- tions Under Treaty ATTITUDE TOWARDS SOVIET RUSSIA PARIS, Jan. Brl- and's new ministry made Its bow before parliament today and the new premier read the cabinet's dsciaration of policy. M. Briand was said today to have a majority of approximately 400 in the chanv her, inasmuch as the principal political groups there had decided to support the cabinet. The radi- cals alone withholding approval until they see the ministry at work. PARIS, Jan. ministerial declaration in tho chamber of depu- ties today will say that the govern- ment will strive to obtain execution of the Versailles treaty without re- course to violence, if Germany IH din- posed to disarm and pay reparations. The document will declare that the financial question is dominated, even conditioned, by the chief problem of reparations due from Germany. White striving to realize a vast plan of economy, and endeavoring to adjust expenditure to revenue, the govern- nent will devote Its efforts to obtaiu- from Germany the execution of the treaty without violence if Ger- nany shows itself disposed to fulfil, its' engagements. The declaration will add that the rmuntenance .of alliances sealed on .ho battlefield are essential both as to set before themaelTea the higW ideal of service. The speaker did not deal with much new subject matter which he has not been reported as dealing with In pre- vious public addresses his elevation to the leadership, he reiterated bis po- licy for dealing with the railways b? revaluing them at their iroper worth. ou U. F. A. Convention Decides on One in Twenty as the Basis For Future C. P. R. Will Devote Much tention This Year to the E. D. B. New Work WINNIPEG, Jan. Canadian Germany and to assure con- the present year the faulty of France's foreign work of reconditioning the Edmonton, particularly in the east, where Dunvegan and British Columbia Rail- Claimed To Be One of the Best in Western Heavy Loss I will endeavor to maintain her acquir- ed rights. As regards Russia., the declaration will say that the French government, PRINCE ALBERT, Jan. Empress Theatre was destroyed by fire early this morning with--a losa of WINNIPEG, Jan. approximately The house was -Col. C. D. I said to be one 'of the best in West- Saturday last, were destroyed by mili Portage La Prairie, was sworn in to- day as minister of public works for Manitoba, succeeding Hon. George A. Grierson, who has resigned because CORK, Jan. first official of ill-health. destruction of property for attacks on Col. McPherson sits in the legisla- crown forces in Cork city since mar-; ture for Lakeside, and the bye-elec- this area, tion consequent on his cabinet ap- i! pointment will be held February 10, the set for the opening of the McPherson, newspaper publisher, of Jem Canada, having been constructed tial law was enforced U.F.O. executive at noon and spent tary some hours in conference with his col- leagues of the party. FEAR CREW OF ONE HUNDRED LOST BALTIMORE, Jan. Spanish steamship Yule, which cleared from Baltimore Novem- her 12 with a cargo of coal for Dunkirk, Is believed to havo foundered with her' crew of more than 100 men In the At- lantlc, 240 miles off Cape May, N. J. Hope-for the safety of captain and crew has been abandoned in shipping in 1910 by J. E. Burrichter of St. Paul. Minn. The present ownership la in a company headed by N. W. Morton who is manager of the theatre. It was insured for The fire is said to have originated on the stage where a local company had the evening before rehearsed a nlay. While thn greater part, of the brick walls remain standing the inter- ior from tile stage to about half way Mr. Grierson has been minister of down of the house is gutted, publfc works for more than three j Mr. Morton was unable to' say if any years. lie is now. In the south re-1 plans wouU be taken to ri2conatruct The military authorities assert] covering from a nervous breakdown. crown-forces were fired on Saturday! Col. McPherson was flrst cle from six houses In Washington street the legislature in 1S10, was t] and that "the two worst" were select- ed for destruction. Sinn Fel'n Centres Raided LONDON, .Jan. Sinn Fein centres in this city were sub- jected to simultaneous raids by Scot- land Yard detectives late last night, says the Daily Graphic. Buildings in both the east end and west end, not- ably in Dayswater, Burnaby, Padding- ton, Stepney, Asham and Panwell were raided and It is stated a number of important documents were seized. Local importance atttaehed to a raid on a tour-storey house In Col- vllle terrace, Bayswater, which was thoroughly searched for hours, J ilectod to the legislature in 1910, wal defeated in 1914, and elected in 1915 and 1320. Ho went overseas with tho first Can- adian contingent and returned to take command of tho Thirty-second Battalion. KILLED HUSBAND IN MISTAKE FOR BURGLAR CLEVELAND, O., Mrs. Maude Miller, 36, shot and killed her husband, Porter J, Miller, in the vestibule of their home early this morning. Mrs. Miller, who is being held for Investigation, told the police she though kvsband was a' burglar, the theatre which had accommodated the leading roai' shows. The shov.-s whidi were booked for tile next two months included tho Dumbells and Sir Martin Harvey. HON. MR. SIFTON'S CONDITION UNCHANGED OTTAWA, Jan. condition of Hon. A. L. Sifton, secretary of state, was reported by his physician today as unchanged. He Is seriously ill, but his doctor would offer no comment as to his chances of recovery. way, recently acquired by the Canad- ian Pacific Railway, will be "prosecut- ed with tho utmost ac- cording to D. C. Coleman, vice-presi- while permitting Frenchmen to trade dent in charge of western lines, C. P. froely with Russia, will not resume' H: It is hoped, Mr. Coleman con- political relations with the soviet i tlnued, that by the autumn of 1921 It government as long as it abstains i will bo in a satisfactory condition from giving guarantees that it is ready thoroughly, equipped to handle to respect the free expression of the any traffic offering with the utmost will of the Russian people and inter-, efficiency. national engagements of preceding Russian governments. Mr. Coleman returned from Mont- real today where he discussed with DISCUSS MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK The declaration will say that the officers of the company tho approprl. government Intends to carry out tho attons of 1921. program of reduction in the military1 In regard to the Maiden-Empress service prepared by the preceding MJ- Coleman said that the coil- cabinet in agreement with the highest of military authorities. Touching on tho domestic policy, tho government will declare that vol- untary help by a large Republican majority is Indispensible If the gov- ernment Is to carry out speedily tuo social reforms demanded. QUEBEC FARMERS WANT A MILLION FOR COLONIZATION MONTREAL, Jan. third annual convention of the United Fann- ers of Quebec closed last night and four resolutions were unanimously adopted. They for the establish- ment of experimental farms in every county in the province of Quebec, the granting of annually for col- onization; tho endorsatfon of small parochial savings banks; ami the en- couragement of co-operative com- panies. SPORTING NEWS ON TWO AND 3. tracts for grading the first 50 miles were let in 1919 and 1920, and the work on these contracts is only about half completed. When the grading is finished the track on this E9-mile sec- tion will be laid. It la not the inten- tion to let contracts for further grad- ing on this line in 1921. The line will follow the amended route map as provided by the Board of Railway Commissioners. A considerable amount of bridge replacement, rail equipment and work of that character will be undertaken this year, also certain Improvements to terminal, shop and passing track facilities, Mr. Cole-man said. Any large expenditure on capital account, will, however, bo deferred until tho business outlook clears up, lie added. BIG SEIZURE Of- DRUGS AT VANCOUVER VANCOUVER, Jan. ple evidence was disclosed last night of an organized traffic In drugs, according to the police, when detectives seized drugs esti- mated to be valued at and arrested two Orientals who gave their names as Get Sam and Ben Jock. They are held on ball each. (By a Staff Reporter.) EDMONTON, Jan. tors' moved more rapidly at tho afternoon session of the convention Tuesday, the delegates desiring to get as many matters as possible out of the wayt before Thursday morning when the wheat pool will come under discussion. Tha most important action of tho day was.the adoption of a Cayley re- solution providing for a constitutional amendment reducing the number delegates any local may appoint to the provincial convention from one in ten to one in twenty. There are 1461 accredited delegates present at this convention. The re- sult of today's action will probably result in this number being reduced one-third at least. Thero is no doubt that the convention has been grow- ing unwieldy the past couple of years what with 1500 delegates and 200 re- solutions but a big improvement in this respect may be eipected next year. Another district director will be added making 13th convention voting to accord the big West Edmonton dis- trict a second representative on tho board of directors on account of size. The same resolution on tha British cattle embargo as was passed at Brandon was adopted. T'lis asks tho Dominion government to urge on the British government the need, of im- plementing the promise made to Can- adian ministers at tha 1917 ImperiaJ conference that the embargo would bo removed at tlie conclusion of the war. Advocate Auction Markets A strong plea for auction markets Instead of the present livestock mar- kets was made by a number of dole- gates but Superintendent Elliott ot the Livestock Branch of the U.G.G. did not favor the auction sale plan, he thought it too unwieldy. The resolu- tion was amended asking the central executive to take up with livestock associations in the province the whola question of livestock marketing. With cheers a resolution was pass- ed that a letter of thanks be sent to Chairman Stewart of the Wheat Board thanking him for his splendid ser- vice to the farmers of the west dur- ing the wheat board's tenure of of- fice. A resolution urging the establish- .ment of a provincial dairy association of producers only was passed. Nominations for Directors Nominations for directors at large were made at five o'clock bringing out 14 candidates for three vacancies. These were Rice Shepherd, Chas. Har- ris, P. Baker, W. D. Trego, S. S. Soirs, F. H. Herbert, C. A. Brown. H. E. Spencer, G. A. Forester, E. J Gar- land, D. Cameron, O. L. McPherson. John Glambech and S. T. Marshall. The last five withdrew, leaving nlno in the race. The vote by propor- tional representation takes place thing Thursday morning. Mrs. Sears Again President EDMONTON, Jan. Marlon L. Sears of Nanton, was unanimously re-elected president of the United Farm Women of Alborti, at ntndny's session of the U.F.WA. j ;