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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUIMK X. LICTHBH/DGE, ALBERTA, SA'I'l'RDAY, JULY 7, 1�)!7 NUMBER 175 RUSSIANS HAVE COMMENCED ANOTHER BIG AIR RAID ON LONDON CITY 20 AEROPLANES THE BIGGEST YET Greatest Raid Yet Attempted by Huns Took Place This Morning TWO OF THE RAIDERS ARE BROUGHT DOWN London, July 7.-About 20 enemy Airplanes bombarded London today recording to the official statement is-Duod by the war office. The raiders were attacked by artillery and a largo number of British airplanes. The results were unknown at noon. The raid occurred at about fl.30 o'clock this morning. Thousands of persona crowded the streets, many of them women and children. The police and soldiers had difficulty in holding the people back. Many persons were scon at the windows. Antiaircraft guns throughout the city and British airplanes immediately engaged the hostile craft and for a time the sound of exploding bombs and the vicious reply of the guns was deafening. Straight over the city flew the squadron of raiders,  pursued by bursting shrapnel. The huh was shining brightly, but the sky was overcast with the haze such as is so favorable to the raiders. Notwithstanding the hose, however, the Germans were visible plainly to the people in the streets. The raiders appeared most suddenly and few persons realized that the raid was in progress until tho sound o� bombs began to bo heard. The Germans were travelling at a tremendous speed. They appeared to be at a lower altitude than in tUe last raid when they exacted such heavy toll of life in London. Damage was done in the heart of London by the raid which was one of the greatest If not the greatest ever attempted by tho Germans over the metrooplis. Tho following account of the raid was given out: "Lord French reports that about 9.HO o'clock this morning hostile aircraft in considerable numbers, probably in two parties, appeared over the Isle of Tlianet and the east coast of, Kssex. After dropping some bombs in Tlianet the raiders proceeded in the direction of London. Moving roughly parallel to the north bank of the Thames, they approached London from tho northeast. Then changing their course, they proceeded north and west and crossed London from the northwest to southwest. Homhs were dropped in various places In the metropolitan area. "The number of the raiding airplanes is at presont uncertain, but was probably about 20. They were ntlaekod by artillery and by a largo number of our own planes, but reports as to the results of the engagements and as to tho damage and casualties have not yet boon received." Three Brought Down London, *July 7/ - An official statement issued this afternoon by Iho British admiralty said that three of tho Gorman airplanes which had dropped bombs on London had been brought down at. soa. Thirty-seven persons were killed in tho air raid and 141 injured, it was officially announced this afternoon. ,.^� OVGHMEST r*v *  -.   $ � .sona ' THE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE The accompanying map shows the quarter in which tho new Russian j offensive is likely to proceed, the j arrows indicating the direction of the i Russian attacks. As yet no move south ! of Halicz has been reported. So far the blows dealt have been confined to a front a little more than thirty miles. Prominent Toronto People To Aid in Establishing Regulations for Food Control HANNA TO CO-OPERATE . . WITH HERBERT HOOVER Hun Peace Offer Has Sweeping Concessions, Soul of Germany Roused Chancellor Expected To Make His Speech In Reichstag Today -Great Unrest is Forerunner of Movement Tor Democracy Which is Sure To Come Toronto, July 7.-Hon. \V. J. Hanna, food controller, sent the following telegram to Mr. Hoover, United States Food Controller, on Thursday: "Organizations under way to reach every household in Canada, with tho co-operation of the provincial governments and, working through the farmers, nil women's institutes, schools,'! Red Cross, Daughters of Knipiro, national and local councils of women, Y. M. 0. A., Y. W. C. A., church societies, municipal bodies, and newspapers. Will organize local units, in overy community, using these means, and papers will demonstrate through local units domestic economy, home canning and evaporating of possible products, in order to release exportable goods. Organization work largely voluntary. The press is prepared to do their part. Have arranged a com-mittco to proceed at once to devise regulations to lesson waste and direct food supply in hotels and restaurants. All through this campaign wo must keep in mind that it is our duty to can possible goods every time wo can fairly do so, so as to release stor-uble goods for export, declared Mr. Hanna, hero yowtcrdry. Kxports have been secured in their own towns and Hues to draft up regulations. Being experts they will not need to sit down and take a lot of evidence, your chosen for the purpose who will cooperate with smaller committees are: Hugh Ross, Osgoodo Hall; Miss Watson, of MacDonald Institute, Guclplr; George Wright, of the Walker Iloir.o, Toronto: and Mr. Cooper of tho C. P. R., .Montreal. Capitalists Take Over Property Which Has Been Idle Long Time ENGI Mooso .Taw, Sask., July 7.-When pulling into tho yards at 8.15 this morning engine 3076' attached to C. P. It. Train No. 301, was derailed and turned ovor on its side, by what !h bo-Jiovod to havo beon a dofoctive frog. Engineer Albert McCauloy of this city and Fireman O. Lepting of Moose law woro not Injured as the turnover was slow and deliberate and they had plonty of time to get away No damage, further than tho tearing tip of the fHatform and slight damage to tho engine resulted. Thero wove no casualties. Conductor J. W. Cameron, of Saskatoon, was in charge of the train. mad� an attack last night In Belgium �ast of Wytschaete. Tho war office an* nounccs that tho British line waa advanced slightly. On French Front. Paris, July 7.- " Toronto, July I-Canada's food controller, Hon. W. J. Hanna, has already completed much of the organization of his department to deal with fixing food prices, and to provide large quantities of food for export to Great Britain and her allies. This afternoon Mr. Hanna addressed a largely attended meeting of the women's press club in the Northern Crown Bank building, which, was attended by representatives of other women's organizations. He reviewed the work that has already been done,  and outlined briefly some of the things ho expects to> finish, shortly. "The reason for the appointment of said, "it is desperate in this sense, that It will have a terrible meaning to us and Great Britain and her allies it this situation Is not met. It is equally important that the people should know the facts as they are before it Is too late to meet them. If they don't know the facts, who will bo to blame It the people of the allies should go hungry, and if the sons of Canada and tho United States should have to retire into defeat because Canada did not send them bread?'* he asked, "that is the real position, and it 1b not overstating it. Let the facts be known and the people will respond." "hTe reason for the appointment of food controllers In Canada and the United States are identically the same as led to the appointments In Great Britain and France and elsewhere, and lot me add, are JUBt as urgent," continued Mr. Hanna. "H short, with Russia, the greatest wheat producing country in the world. Rumania and Bulgaria, cut off from the markets of Great Britain, Franca, Belgium and Italy and with the millions of men in these countries engaged at the front or on munitions, Great Britain and her allies "always importers, even in normal times, must rely on Canada and the United States for their bread, their beef, their bacon and the supply of these in Canada and the United States threatens to be altogether unequal to tho demand." "What is needed is whoat. The figures in whoat alone, as they are estimated today, for the local requirements for the allies and neutrals of Europe for the year will bo 1,105,000,-000 bushels. The production of Europe for this period,it* estimated '*%*'. 645,000,000 bushels.' We must export from Canada and the United States to meet this shortage ifiO.QOO.OOt; bushels." v;?-"?? 077?6577 18725979 74 99633327 ;