Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR LET Tift iJmGE j5. DAILY HERALD MONDAY, JANUARY 2S, 1918 lettoridje Derail Ictbbr&j*, BLbcita OASLY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publisher* THE LETHBRJDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 523 6th Street South, Lethbrldge W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrance - - Busiutss Manager Business Editorial TELEPHONES Office Office * * I t f � * 1252 I 1224 Subscription Rates: Daily. Ceiiveied, per week......10 Daily, delivered, per year .....$5.00 Daily, by mail, per year ......54.00 Weekly, by mail, per year .....$1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions appear daily on address label. Acceptance of papers i.fto expiration date ia I our authority to centlnue the sub-1 script ion. THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Russian foreign Minister Trotzky has been Instructed to resume peace negotiations at Brest-Litovsk. These negotiations will probably only be carried ton with a view to making a separate peace with Austria. The Rumanians have broken into open warfare with the Bolsheviki, and many battles are being reported. The ^inlanders also are ready to declare war if the oppressions of the Bolsheviki are not immediately withdrawn. The Germans are showing increasing activity on the western front, with heavy artillery bombardments and numerous raids. OUR POSTQFF1CE DEPARTMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE The Winnipeg Free Press criticises the Canadian pos toff ice department for a recent order preventing the sending of bundles of newspapers overseas. The truth is that the Canadian postoffice department is not to blame. Great Britain has ordered that only one paper to a parcel can enter the United Kingdom and as it is Great Britain's business, Canada and other countries can't do otherwise than conform. Relatives of soldiers located in Britain, will dislike the order, but there must be a good reason for it or Great Britain would not have issued iL Papers addressed to France, can go, in any quantity, as we understand the ruling. The limitation to one paper is confined wholly to the United King-door. A GOOD WEAPON FOR THE FARMER Thousands of men have been exempted from military service because they are farmers, and when they were given the exemption it was with the understanding that they should remain on the farm. That means a great deal to the farmer. The shiftless hired man, and the restless farmer's) aon, know now, that they must stick I to farm work. If they evade it, military service is %n prospect. Official eyes will be upon them and if they fail to stay with the farm and be actual producers they will be taken and placed in uniform. Therefore, the Military Service Act should make the exempted hired man or farmer's son farm, without the farmer having to coax them to -work. Military service is the farmer's weapon to keep the exempted fellows busy. out a church is the empty scat, so if the facilities of tho "Y" are not used, the popular program of conservation is not being followed. Since wc neces* sarlly must do considerable thinking about the building, we should at least put as much thought in how to use the building. Obviously, the gymnasium is a big feature in connection with Y.M.C.A, work. In this departMunrt. George MacKillop physical director 5s doing good work-the girls, ladies, and boys classes are receiving splendid instruction. The young men are featuring basketball and developing interest lu the game, but. it strikes us that tho physical classes for boys at loast are far too small and there are others who have an idea that tho activ.'tlcs of the "Y." might be extended and intensi-fled in the boys department at least. It may bo that no one in Lethbridse has made a study of Y.M.C.A. work but the time has come for some one or more ot our citizens to make a stud} of it. a little more co-operation among those who built and help to maintain the "V* would be a good thang. Why is it that such a small percentage of out teen-age boys are taking the privileges of the "Y ?*� Who knows the reason? How can these boys be brought into the "Y:" The majority of our citizens support the institution on account of what it can do for the boy so we ought to get the boy into the "Y" and put on a program that will hold him there. More expense will be incurred of course but the small additional outlay will help make the present outlay effective. The salary ot a boy's secretary would help make the present $925.00 a month outlay do Its work. We seldom hear the "Y" mentioned in our churches. What do our churches expect of the "Y?" Who is 3roing to find this out? T^o the churches want the *Y" to do their institutional work? If not, times have changed since the "Y" was built. We hope a general survey of the situation will be made by the new board and something done to clear up the impression in some minds that we are not getting together to get the fullest service from the "Y." The fact that only SO people attended the annual meeting would indicate that more general Interest might be taken. Probably the public is not to blame for not attending this meeting. Somebody is. Who is it? Who is going to find out who is responsible? Who is going to get a keener interest In the future? a glance at the minutes shows that some of the directors attended the meetings of the board regularly last year, others very poorly. Every member of the new Jsoard should make an effort to bear his share of the load and if he cannot attend meetings, say so, at the beginning of the year and s*.ep aside to make way for someone else who can and will. But we understand the members of the new board have been approached and their consent to act secured. The war is on, nearly all our young men are away, It is difficult to know just what the program at the "Y" should be. We hope however, that the new board will invite suggestions and make every effort to secure cooperation. If our "Y" can help cur boys to build manhood let us devise some means to get the boys into the "Y." Those interested in the boy and the "Y," should be able to work out the plan. The fact that the "Y" had a good year last year, is the best reason why it should have a better year in 1918. From Industrial Agent To Flight Commander Mr. Keel Traces Their History Much Argument Over Holy Land t i Will the Jews go back to Palestine even if-they are given the Holy Laud hack? That was (he quest'on chiefly debated at the Forum yesterday after noon following Mr. Keel's address on Palestine and the Jews. Mr. Keel spoke for only 20 minutes or so, but his address was very interesting, though purely historical. He traced the history of the Jewish race from its escape from captivity in Egypt down through the ages, and dwelt upon tlje persecution of his race m all the countries. Ho told how the Jews had found freedom under Bri* ish rule, and of how the Jews had become prominent not only in business but in the state life of Great Brita'n. He said the Jews would now be able to return to their homeland and establish once more the reign of r ght-eousness throughout the world. Mr. Cocq, in the discussion following, said he was disappointed that Mr. Keel had not touched on the Zion'st movement. He doubted it the" Jew himself was willing to go back to Palestine, a country of which only one-eleventh was fit for agricultural production. He said the Jew was characteristically unadapted to sedentary labor, and he said that before the Jews could re-establish life extensively in Palest ne systems of reforestation and irrigation would have to be installed, and there would have to be an alteration in Jewish characteristics. Mr. Allen's contribution to the dis-cuss'on was that the restoration of the Holy Land was but the fulfilment of Scripture, and Mr. Cooling followed the same line by saying that he be- \ lieved the hope of the Jews was that they would return to Palestine and that the Messiah would return to rule over his chosen people. Mr. McNab also followed much along this line. 1 saying that Great Britain was the chosen nation to restore the Holy Land for the Jews. Mr. Hig'nbothani, who had visited Palest;ne some years ago, disagreed with Mr. Cocq that the land was almost a desert, as he said the parts that were fit for agricultural production were most extraordinarily fertile and the Jews who res-ded there were using ancient methods of cultivation wh ch merely scratched the soil. What would production be under modern methods if with crude methods it was high. Mr. Symonds believed that the Jews would not go back to the Holy Land as a people, as they were too highly organized as a commercial and industrial race and the Holy Land was not suited to industry to any great extent. Dr. Lovering said the Holy Land was the homeland of the Jews jind the Jews could not be free to go there without persecut'on. The whole world should be thankful that the Holy Land had been released from the rule of tho terrible Turk. Mr. Dunham said this was the commercial age, and the Jews were supreme in this commercial world. When the time came that the producers got their just rewards he believed the Interesting d e � criptlons of incidents lr tho lives of fly lng men In England are given tn letters tc friends written by Acting Kltght Com- m a n d 9 r Graham Waters Curtis, Cor m e r I y Indnst Asent of the Ca dian Pacific Railway in Montreal, who is now a flyiug instno tor in England. The echooi in which he teaches is a vast ex pr use of country close to a beautltul st'sslde resort. He writes: "The view from the air is su pcrb. and we ofteu fly out over the -ea, and dive down near tbe British wars'..i-s and wave to the sailors. When diving we only travel t the rote of' about 175 k I \ if K 1 K : it :rl.U L : \ \�. and am turning out a lot of pxpert ppots. s"hooI 1 am connected with is one in which flyers finish their course of trniti-ir.g. A lot of chnps from Forden come to us to get finaltlessons, and Urn they are sent to Franco. We do ail kinds of fancy performances-loop tLa loco, roll make spinning rose dives, side Blips, and vertical turr-s." He describes ho*- "little excitements" happen when one aeroraut p^*s into the "wash, or slipstream of air" made by a preceding navigator. Tus letters indicate that Acting Flight Corr-rcander Curtis to a lucky masVr � + After 66 years' residence in Brant-ford, Thomas Woods, aged 83, passed away. Calgary Y.M.C.A. has secured 600 new members. J, R, Hunter was elected president of,the Nelson Board of Trade. The death occurred at Stratford of Mrs. Catharine Dow, aged 97 years. Bower Henry, reeve of Nepeau township, was e.ected warden of Curlton county. By the explos'on of an acid tank at the British Chemical Works, Trenton, Ont., oue man lost his life. CLEAN FIGHTERS! THEY CAN'T BE BEATEN I That's what we proudly say of our gallant soldiers and siilors. We can say the same of our goods-they cannot be beaten for value in the markets of the world. Be sure and buy Canadian-trade soap. . Sunlight Soap is acknowledged by Experts fo represent the Hi�hr�t Standard of Soap Quality end Lfl'icicucy. $5,000 GUARANTEE OF PURITY ON EVERY BAR LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED, TORONTO i James Wilson died Man., ased 10S yeura. from Durham county, at Doerwood, He ca.ne west Oatario! People's Forum } ) =u Communications under this head ng must bear the signatures of the writers. I Rev. J. Parker dlst ' minister. Simcoe, aged 75. Bell, retired Metho-died suddenly at A. fashionable g4rls' school at Greenwich", Conn., has moved holus bolU3 to Miami Beach, Florida, to escape the coal^shortage. The Provincial Natural Gas Company struck one of the most sensational gas wells in the history of the industry in Weiland county. Pte.'Fred Pamley, who was on the A. W. Vermilyea, retired boot and shoe merchant and former evangelist, died at Belleville. Majrt'.n Haist, a well-known farmer of i&sL 2orra, died as,a result or accidentally Sailing down the cellar steps. ( William'Carey, pastor^ of the (Lpiscopal church ! dead. I Tor eight years British Methodist at Woodstock, is Jew3 would be just as good agricul-i staff-of the Bank of Montreal at Red THE Y.M.C.A. AND ITS PLACE IN LETHBRIDGE A perusal of the reports presented at th3 annual meeting of the Y.M.C.A. shows that the past year has been important, and financially, probably the most successful in its history. The beginning of 1917 pointed to a strenuous year ahead-money borrowed from the sinking fund would have to be repaid; more money was owing to the bank; important repairs to the building were urgently needed. Over against this it was recognized that war funds j held first claims on the public. It therefore must have been gratifying j to the directors, and an evidence of Secretary BickelVs efficient office management to find at the end of the year that all these liabilities had been satisfactorily arranged-interest to the bank; debenture payments for the whole year, and all repairs were paid (one item of repairs on boilers alone amounted to $700.00). The current revenue provided for all this in addition to meeting of current expenditures with the exception of a small Item of the sum of |300,000. Accounts carried L - forward from the years of depression total $270.00 and will be taken care of by the $10,000 campaign to come in the spring. It must have been a satisfaction to M. S. McArthur, It. P. Wallace, E. S. Jackson, and a few others who gave their time, and stuck to the "Y." during the years when the up-grade was steep. f Now that the "Y." is in good shape financially, it would appear that the directors and citizens generally could centre more attention on the service It should render to the community. Just ae the most expensive thing ab- Quebec is to have prohibition-but not until May, 1919. As it is treated as a war measure, the antis will pray hard for peace before next year, in order that the enforcement of the act may he avoided. They might even accept a German peace in order to have the war end and booze given an open season. turists as others. Mayor Hardie said the Jew3 were too cosmopolitan a race to ever go back aud settle down in the Holy Land. He believed they were not unwilling wanderers but willing ones, and the life in Palestine would be uncongenial for them. Mr. Keel responded to Mr. Cocq's arguments by saying that there were now in Palestine 20 colon'es of Jews subsisting on nothing but agricultural j production and that they were doing very well. He did not believe there would be a wholesale exodus of Jews Pontypcol, Ont., Methodists will not rebuild their church, burned a year ago, but purchased the vacated Presbyterian edifice. Sergt. R. D. Gerr.e, son of tho former editor of the Canadian Congrega-} tionalist who enlisted at Edmonton, has been killed in action. i The Sandison block, the oldest brick , block in Ld:..u.iton, was gutted by i The death occurred suddenly in St. fire. J. H. Morris and Company Groc- Catherines of Mrs, John S. Carlisle, j ers, suffered a loss of $20,000.. wife of the postmaster of St. Catha- Deer when he enlisted, has been killed in action. 4-n EI Francisco his horse limb is in Paso despatch states that Villa broke his leg whsn fell recently and thai, the such condition that ampu- nnes. \ tation is necessary. Rev. Dr. D. L. Ritchie, of the Con gregational church at Nottingham, to the Homeland, but they would go f England, has been invited to becowe Taber is losing a banker that was a real asset to the district. Mr, Ew-ing was an influence amongst the farmers. He encouraged mixed farming and better farming and his advice was accepted. Many a farmer in that district attributes his prosperity to the counsel and personal interest of George Ewing- Mr. Ewing was a banker who knew his territory intimately and did all that he could to develop it. It will be a long time before Taber forgets George Ewing. 1 back nevertheless. Every Jew in this country was a Zionist to a man. Mayor Hardie was elected president of the Forum w'th Messrs. J. D. Hig-inbotham and W. Smeed as vice-presidents. J. Hay was elected secretary and J. Volnagel, treasurer. A committee of ten was selected as follows: Messrs. Cocq, Hazel, Filmer, Symonds, Curtis, Dunham. Stockwell, Barrow-man, Nimmons and Dr. Lovering. Next Sunday the address will be on the Industrial Challenge, by Edwin j Smith. the principal of the Congregat.onal co.lege, Montreal. The United Mine Workers will expel I.W.W.'s from tho order. While they oppose conscription ot labor they are in full sympjtliy with President Wilson's war aims. A new kind of short course was started at the Ontario Agricultural College on farm power; about a hundred and twenty young fanners are studying gasoline engines. In his argument against the order by the Railway Commission for a-increase of rates, H. J. Symington, K. C, made this statement., which puts the case in a nutshell: "An order which says that you must give to the r strong man the same medicine that you give to the weak, is scientifically unsound. An order which gives twenty millions to the C. P. R. that five may go to the C. K. R. and five to the G. T. P, is economically un sound." Mr. Symington cla.'med tha before the consolidation of the C. N. R. lines, tho western division of the C. N. U. from Port Arthur west hit. a surplus of over a million dollars i year. ' After the consolidation of the C. N. R. lines, however, there was i deficit. The proposition now made, sa:d Mr. Symington, "Is that the wes' must make good this deficit. This h. not sound or just.'1 GEO. EWiNG IS LEAVING TABER The Coppack R'inch, northwest of High River, consi'rMng of 2,sSU acres of magnificent land, and over 400 head of catt.e, and horses and implements, was sold to Mr. Kartell, of Cheadle, Alberta, for the aum of $S0.O00. . Major W. A. irnhop, V.C., D.S.O., has ibeen recommended by Lieut.-Gen. Tur- [ Captain Douglas Kerr, of Fort William, a returned offk-er, has boon appointed a commissioner to argtnizo special Dominion police to rouad up M. S. A. defaulters. Cranbrook Board of Trade passed a resolution urging the inve.;tig.;;ion of the route via St. Mnry's River Ya'ley and Pilot Bay to Nc;3on for the International Highway. After serving five years as secretary of tho Woodstock Y.M.C.A. \i\ \>h Cochrane Iub ioadored his ro^nat.on. He h.ts accepted Ho socreurysuip of the Gwen Sound "V." Charles Calder. of South Ontario, and Douglas E. Chambers, of West \\ eUhioton, will move cr.d rceu'r.id the reply to the speech from the Throne in the Onl-rio le-isuturo. OSFEr'^S ROOSIVCLT Editor lieraM - Dear Sir,-In yo"r isgge of January 21st i3 an extract from an article re.*.d by Senator Stone in the United States senate, In which Senator Stone "on his responsibility as a United St.ites senator/' classes Colonel Roosevelt as a Hun agent. Colonel Rocso-velt heeds no defence at the hands of any man, but as Co'onel Roosevelt msy never see the article and as it is 50 unfair and so void of truth and coming from the source it does, I ba:; leave to call the attention of your readers to the diti.ere.ice of the two men. Col. Roosevelt has for several years, by speech and pen, called the attention of the people of the United States to their unprepared conditions and did all he cauld to arouse the American people to tho necessity of preparation, not for war, but for the purpose of having men and arms necessary to maintain peace, but Senator Stone and men of his calibre, although having the power did nothing. When war was declared, Colonel Roosevelt immediate.y tendered his services to his country in defence oE Liberty, and when President Wilson remsed his service?, � Colonel Roosevelt, (overlpoking the slight,) both by pen and voice asked tho American poo-pie to stand "by President Wilson in tho war; and his voice and pen have been active in support of conscription, I ed in order to accommodate all the classes and the public library and town hall are closed for an indefinite period. Kingston's great war veteran's as-j socfjttion has reco'veJ from Brig.-Gci. L. W. Shannon, of Lond-v.i, Ont,, die free use oi the od Kingston News building on Princess street as ciub quarters. Gen. Shannon ha3 a so donated $1,000 to the assjciaiiou to renovate the interior. the Bed Cross and the Liberty Loan, both in the United States and Canada. His four sons volunteered and went to the front. Senator Stone did not offer his life in defence of Liberty; on ihu contrary he was one of the few b\ S. senators who voted with the Huns and agiinst America taking part in the war for liberty. I havo not hoard of any of Senator Stone's sons going to the front. If Senator Stone and men of his calibre could have be--a aw.:!:ened by Col. .Roosevelt and otlier loyal' Americana to the unprepared condition of the United States, thousands of tho boys that were called to the colors would not have hid to drill with sticks for lack of guns, and the artillery men would not have had to drill with logs, as they have hid, ins'oid of cannons, nor would they ha- been short of clothes. V/hon Col. Roosevelt, in common with many other Americans denounce tho inefficiency and lack of appreciation of the gravity of the situation by Senator Stone and 3uch as he they wince, far tho reason that tho truth always hurts. The man who has the foresight and the bravery to (oil a friend or his country of their short comings does his countuy a great service, and Theodore Roosevelt on account of his forgetful-ness of self and his devotion to his country, will go down in history us the greatest American of his time. Over fifty years ago a U.S. senator tried to murder another senator in the U.S. senate chamber for the reason that he had the manhood to denounce the things this would be murder stood for. Senator Stone has not tried to murder Col. Roosevelt, possibly for tbe reason that he lacked the nerve so to do, but he has done worse. He has tried to assassinate the character of Col. Roosevelt behind *'his responsibility as a U. S. senator." Any thinking man cannot help but believe that Senator Stone vilified Col Roosevelt with the two fold object, of ruining Col, Roosevelt, and leading the American reop'e away from his own pusillanimous record. Yours respectfully, � RICHARD A. HUTCHINSON, Senator 4th District, Sate of Washington. Closing States in of factories in the eastern an atterupt to comb'-*' fuel lamlnc will result in a loss in war proiits tax esnUij.Lo.i at u*oi.� $50,000,000 to $100,OGU,UM) to the U. S. government. E. F. Mulchings, president of the Taber, Jan. 28.-Taber is about to lose one of its best known, best liked and most valued citizens in the person of George E. Ewing, manager of the Bank of Commerce, who has been promoted to tho management of the branch at Fort William. Ont. Nobody is surprised at Mr. Ewmg's advancement, for those familiar with his banking record knew that he would be advanced to a more Important post. | He came here first as manager of the Eastern Townships Bank and when it was absorbed by the Bank of Commerce;, he remained h�ra as manager of the latter bank. Mr. Ewing has. always been a "live wire" in the town, a leader in every public movement. He wiil be greatly missed in the town and district. The new manager of the bank here ia to be A. J. Maynard, of Edmonton, formerly manager at New Dayton and Milk River and at one time of Leth-bridge. ner and Sir George Perley to receive 'Gr6at >Vesl Saddlery Company, Winnipeg, Is head of a syndicate which h.is secured a tentative contract with the Imperial government to build 12 ships on the Pacific coast. a medallion which is being given by the imperial air fleet committee to the foremost airmen in each dominion. Hamiltonians on Feb. 13, 14 and 15 will be asked to subscribe $700,000 to the local Canadian Patriotic Fund, Red Cross and Navy League. The Red Cross wiil n.000 worth of new locomotives, cars, etc., were let some months ago, and deliveries are now being made. Brantford city council will end tho frauds practised in offering wood for sale by the cord, in which the latter �"nrled from 25 cubic feet to the legal limit of 128 cubic feett retailing as high > as 540 when measured- b/ Ji* ! scale. Lifting an automobile weighing 3,000 pounds, Wilfrid Cabana, a Montreal policeman, won a weight-lifting contest with Hector Decarle. Montreal. ! Decarie broke a bone in hi3 shoulder j while trying to lift, a platform bearing 11,961 pounds in iron. Lieut. Sherman Young, who went overseas with the first Canadian unit jand was taken prisoner, has left Kingston with a draft of one hundred men for the East. He was declared, by German doctors, unfit for further service and was liberated. Lieut. Young is quite fit again. For fuel saving eight of Brock-vilie's churches worship in three. All "stterlthe public schools are closed except Jtwo, with the hours of tuition extend- A resolution was passed at the U.F.A. i convention suggesting the "eou.ity . ;gent system of farm instruction" for Alberta, "provided that such appoiut-n:e:Rs should be made solely upon .merits regardless of any political aifi-j ]i:U:on." Ihe county a^ent system con-1 aists in obtaining expert Agriculturists j to assist farmers in belter methods of S farming. These men are reaLy to ex-' tend the helpfulness of the agricultural school to the farmer on tho farm, instead of limiting it to his sons. The following county wardens have jheen elected In Ontario: Brant, E. Pitts; Bruce, G. Kastner; Caiieton, Bower Henry; Dundas, Stormont and Glengarry, W. J. Fisher; Durham and Northumberland, F. J. Slade; Essex, Alex. McKee; Elgin, N. S. Cornell; Frantenac, Wm. S. Reed; Grey, W. J. Boyd; Haldimand, Wm. Clark; Huron, W. R. Elliott; Hastings, Thomas Montgomery; Kent, W. A. Walters; Lamb-ton, Wm. A. Annett; Lennox aud Ad-dington, Joseph Hicks; Lanark, J. V. Cob urn; Lincoln, II ami. ton Fleming; Leeds and Grenville, David Dempster; Middlesex, Donald A. Graham; Norfolk, John 'L. Buck; Oxford, Robert Fewster; Perf.li. Root, Armstrong; Proscott, S. Lubrosse; Peterboro, Win. Anderson; Renfrew, 15. O'Reilly; Simcoe, H. W. C'irter; Victoria, Richard Jlowkln; Wellington, - Gregson; Wcntworth, ihos. J. Mnhony; Waterloo, Dr. A. Ochs; York, Thos. Griffith; Dufferin, Alf. Meaary; Peel, 11. Mc-Caugherty; Prince Edward, Clarence Mallory. CHILD GEI3 Look, Mother! If Toncjue Is Coated, Clean Little Liver and bowels. M your little one's tongue is coated, it is a sure sign the stomach, liver and bowels need a gentle, thorough cleansing at onje. 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