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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THyRSpAy.JULY 11. .1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILV HERALD "7. Never Sold in Its Cantetps Articles S^nt fts Gifts to Soldiers ' - Tlio following gtatement was Issued fcy M?. O, H. Wood, chaliinan of the National Council ot the Y.M.C.A., following a'.conference of Y.M.C.A. lead-era on Friday, May 31: . "In v^erw of recent criticisms and nuosltons from various sources, the National Executive Commlttoo of the Y.M.C.A. �wish to present to the public the loTlowlnf general statements of fact In regard to Its services to the Boldlera, and to give out at the same time a statement recently made by Genorll Currle, which will enable the Ulibllc to Judge ot the value of the Y.M.C.A. work in France. Purpose of Y.M.C.A. Canteens. "The Y.M.C.A. Is In the canteen bus 5nos8 solely as a medium of service to \he soldier, and devotes every dollar of net profft made to that service. There\l� npt, nor ever has' been, a dollar made in Its military canteen whlch^has been used in any other way than In its service to the soldiers. The total cost of malntalnlhe Ita service greatly exceeds the amount of net profits from Ite canteens, and tlie balance Is met from the eubscrlption funds ralied ip Caiiada. "During the year 191' the total cost of maintaining the Y.M.C.A. service to the Canadian soldiers In England and France, including very largo Items lor free drinks, cinemas and concerts, athletic supplies. >vriting materials, libraries, etc., was two and a halt times as nluch as the net profits from Its canteens. Ir. other words, for every dollar of not profit made In its cantooris 'tho'Y:M.C.A. has had_ to secure by subscriptions another dollar end a half to meet thfe reciulrcments of � .Its entire .service overseas. � � � "Tlio prices charged in the can-teena are governed by the military iiuthorltlee, and tlie Y.M.C.A. is not allowed to \indorseIl the Expeditionary Force canteens In France.  Financial Statements. "In France the books ot the Y..M.C.A.are checked montlily.Mn so far as all canteen operations are concerned, by the army field cashiers. These, as well as the accounts la England, are audited regularly by a chartered accountant, and these audited stiitements, pow issued every six months, are. sent to all the officers commanding � and arq posted in the i'.M.C.A, huts for tho information of tho soldiers.' In addition to this, a combined English and French audited ttatement is issued every six months. "A complete audited statement, including overHeas operations for 1917, 1 which win be published in Canada, has been delayed by the recent military operations, which have prevented tho auditor'getting the necessory permission to cross to France. ' "ne is In abetter position than Lleut.-Oen. Sir Arthur Currle to speak as to whether tho Y.M.C.A. is a genuine benefaction and flervico to the Canadian army. The following is a statement made by him to a gathering of Canadian Y.M.C.A, officers in France, at which tho general Secretary for Canada was present, on March 11th, 1018, Oeneral Currie has authorized this statement for publication: " 'I came here thls^ njornlng to see you at your work, and did not oxpect to be Invited to speak. But now that I have'this opportunity, I wish to bring to you the sincere thanks ot all In the Canadian Corps for that work. " 'One of the most important factors in winning a fight Is the morale of tho troops, and it is in helping to raise and maintain the morale at a, high level that you have done so rauchi Canadians have tho well-merited reputation of 'being good soldiers, and that is because their luoralo is good] This is only posolble because they aYf? well looked after, and that la where tho Y.M.C.A. steps In and renders invaluable assistance In providing them with happiness and comfort. The men forget tho sights ot war, and aeem to get a fresh start through your programs, your concerts, your sports and your canteens. Your literature, music and concerts afford them the greatest possihle pleasure and relaxation, your sports keep them happy and fit, and your canteens provide them with things they cannot get eluewhere at such reasonable rates. Great Help In Beatina Huns. " 'You are a wondorful help to us in beating the boche. It is not necessary tor me to say this. It is apparent to all III the corps. But this year we are going to need yotir help more than ever. Heretofore, the Canadians have always been pushing forward and winning, and that is, a great stimulus to men. This year -we may be on the defensive, and that will require a maximum of moral courage and strength, if we lot the morale sag, our efficiency will topple over. "'I believe the_authorities should recognize the extremely valuable factor the Y.M.C.A. is in winning battles, and I think you ought to have the proper personnel ^nd equipment nec essary to carry on your work. It there be anything that I can do to Impress your needs on the authorities, I will be only too glad to do It. " 'In conclusion I can only repeat what I said a few minutes ago-that the need of the work and the Influence of the Y.M.C.A. is greater now than ever (before, nnd, if such a thing be possible,' you must all work even harder than in the past, though I do not see how, with the men and mater ial you have, you can do more than you are doing. But if you can, do so. We need ft and we appreciate it.'" It is evident that the churches are being drawn closer together through the work of the Y.Jirc.A., and recently Canadian papers published the following Items, showing that the Roman Catholic Church la sympathetic towards this movement. "Archhishop's Palace, "Quebec, May 2, 1918. "Dear Mr. Ramsay: Herewith I am sending you my sentiments regarding the organization ot the Y.M.C.A. for Canadian soldiers. "It Is excellent in its intentions and its resultts.. Our Catholic soldiers have already greatly laeneflted by it. Praise must be given to the generosity of the oitlzens who have made great sacri flees in order to maintain and develop it. Tho movement Is very generous and very broad of Inspiration. "Catholics who wish to help it by donations therefore participate in a useful work of hish patriotic and social value. "Yours very truly, "(Signed) P. E. ROY. "Auxiliary Bishop of Quebec." Kingston, May ,15.-In forwarding a cheque for $600 to the Red Triangle Fund, Cornelius Bingham, one ot Kingston's leading Roman Catholics and one of its wealthieati cltlzena, said that heretofore his contributions to the Y.M.C.A. had teen negligible because he understood it was a aec-tarian organization, buflie added tliat he had it from excellent authority that Y.M.C.A. work at the front had been anythlngsbut sectarian. Its charities and' good works, ho said, bad been Catholic in the hroadest sense ot the term, and merited recognition and support from all. Big Advance In Albania Waehlngton, July 11.-An official dispatch from Rome today, re-in^te unchecked advance of Italian troops in Albania with Barat as an objective. Prom the Voy-usa, the Italian* have, carried all positions to the Seml-inI in an advance of approximately fifteen mil�B over a fifty mile front. NEW DEFENCE Vienna, July 11.-^Au*trliin forces in Albania are occupying a new defense line which ha* been organized, according to today's War Office report. The,.*tatement announces the repulse ef a French detachment which was advancing in the Devon Valley. Lieut.-Col. R. W. Patterson, ot Paris, Ont., has been promoted to brigadier-general, succeeding Brli.Gen. Seely. GIRLS'AUXILIARY BERRY RIDE TO THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM PAGE NINE .....J mmt*f*^i&i HiflM MENNeSEY&WILSONS ENDLESS GHA/Nc/WEEK-END PHOHE. 789 BARGAINS SAIIITUOEOF Western Unions Vote Strong For Strike-War Board Can't Offer More Montreal, July 11.-A settlement ot the wage diapute between the shopmen and the railway war board, apparently, was no nearer today 'than yesterday. Pending the. r,ecelpt ot fuller returns from the circular ballot sent out by the labor committee on Friday, no joint conferencce were held this morning between the board and the men. Both sides werb watchfully waiting. Large numbers ot replies have been received in response to the circular ballot, some of them from points as far west as Albert^v and Saskatchewan and the vei'diot Is said by memhers ot the committee to he overwhelmingly against � compromise or further delay. The ballot was couched In such terms that -the unions bad hut to pronounce on two questions, whether tho committee would recede from ita original demands, or whether prolonged negotiations .should be carried on. As an Instance of the attitude in one case tit least, a western union voted 90 to 2 against weakening. Conferences of the railway board and the committee ot the Federated Trades had been arranged for 11 o'clock this morning, but It was called off.' It was understood today that the committee waa waiting to get returns to the ballot from a number ot the larger railway shops, more eepe daily the Angus shops in Montreal, and the Winnipeg shops before presenting their ultimatum to the board, "The situation is critical indeed, said a delegate today. 'In tact the overwhelming sentiment expressed by the membership leaves the committee no room for backing down at this stage." It ia understood that no further offers wlil be made by the ivar board, tho members of which believe they have gone as far aa they can. They have offered all that the employes on the United States railways will get and to give more would place them at a tromendous disadvantage in oompet ing writh the rival American lines. JULY 17th Jitneyi n to ieava Jackson's Corner Irom 7.30 to S.30 Return Fare Only 25c Ice ^eain, Berriiis and Cake Sold on the Grounds. {Tickets at all Druflf Stores or from Members of the Auxiliary. PriDceeds in^\id ofthe Frank Sanitorium. lUNCIL AGRICULIURE PRESENTS VIEWS ON MIL. SERVICE ACT Winnipeg, July 8.-The fijial work of the Canadian Council ot Agriculture was done this morning by the executive. The council will meet with the Canadian Manufacturers' Asso elation later in the year, according to � resolution favoralily passed in this connection. It was also agreed to meet western representative* of the Bankers' Association concerning the queation of rural credits. Tbe date of this meeting la to be determined later. The Avar resolution sent to Ottawa to-day says: "The Canadian Council of Agriculture in meeting assembled July 6 and G, 1918, in the city of Winnipeg, desires once more to place on record its conviction that tbe supreme work of the Allied nations is the winning of the war, and that in this work, Canada should continue to bear its part in. the most .effective way. In this declaration, the council believes that it voices the opinion of those' engaiied in the great agricultural Industry oi; Canada. ' "necognizing- that the government because of the needa of the military situation at the front, deem^gd it- necessary to cancel all military exem|>-tlons aa provided for In the order-In-council ot April, and believing that the government la prepared to bear the full responsibility ftfr its actions, the council because of its intljnate knowledge of the agricultural "situation through the country deairea to call attention to the followii)fi;: Ratarils Prpduclion.' "First-That because of the larpe number of voluntary enlistments from the farms of Canaida and the extreme labor shortage due to thla and other causes, the action of the government In cancelling exemptions has very ANCHOR-DONALDSON LIN^ POPULAR tERVICe Canada to GlasKow For full Information apply to Agint^ or Company'* Office, 270 Main St^ Winnipeg ' Boys' Oliver Twist Suits, 79c ' $1.60 Value. A special purchase of five dozen Oliver *wlst onc-pleco Wash Suits tot. boyt 3 to 6 years. The materlol -a good grade wash percale in three, different colors. Regular $1.50 value. Mid-Summer 7(1_ Sale .....V................ *"C ChUdren's White Sandals, 75c Regular $1.35. Stitch down. Canvas Sandals, with chrome solo. Sizes 3 to 7%. Regular $1.35. Mid-Summer Sale.................. 75c Women's White Canvas Shoes, $2.19 Regular $3.50 Value. Bxtra well m,ide White Canvas Shoes in button style; solid leather sole and heel. Ail sizes from 3 to 5%. Excellent vnluo at �3.60. Mld�Summer Sale.. 2.19 Men's Slater Oxfords, $2.95 Regular $5.50. 20 pairs only ot iVen's "Invictus" Oxfords, Sinters' beat make. Tan calf and" patent leather only. All $5.60 values. Mid-Summer QP Sale ................. L^lJO Women's High Cut Shoes, $6.95 $8.00 Values. Shoes of real merit, fashioned ot vici kid ami tine calf, high cut -styles with Louis heels; receding toe; lace only. $8.00 value. C AC Mid-Summer Sale ........ V*�r�l Girls' Leather Shoes, $1.69 $2.25 Value. .Girls' button Shoes in kid with patent toe cap and boys' lace calf shoes in sizes 8 to 10%. Excellent valu? at ?2--'5. Mid- | /JQ Summer'Sale r........... l�W�f $1.00 Table Damask, 79c Heavy AVhlte Table .Damask in attractive designs. Brignt linen finish. ?1.00 value. Mid- 7q-Summer Sale, yard........ I �fC The Sensational Bargains Contained in This Announcement Have been cuUed from hundreds of similar values and are merely indicative of' the unusual price-cutting that has marked our Mid-Summer Sales as the best in the city. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE BANNER DAYS.-Come while advertised lines are still complete. 5 Men's Sample (^1 Q Af SuitsH'li!plu.9D Wo will state withmit fear of contradiction that this ia the btegest bargain in Men'n Suits ever offenMl in llio city. Thirty-five well tailored suits representing a manufacturers range of samples and embracing styles worth up to $22.SO oftercU at a fraction ot their value. Styles here to pltase every man, sensible models In tweeds and worsteds, In light nnd dark greys, browns, and novelty mixtures. 1 ^ Ql% All at the same price............................. 1 Women's Raincoats Half Price Here is one of the sensations ot this great sale. 35 Raincoats to clear at exactly one-halt price. Loose and belted styles !n the popular Paranietta cloth or rubberized poplin. The colors embrace navy blue, green, fawn and olive. Splendid utility coats for rain or dust. $11.00 Raincoats for..............$5.50 $13.00 Raincoats for..............$6.50 $14.50 Raincoats for..............$7.25 $16.50 Raincoats for..............$8.25 f Seconds of Children's Rib Stockings A 50c Line at 39c. This is a rare value and consists of slockings thai hav(> been found imperfect while knitting. It may bo n drop utitch that has been neatly mended, or other slight defect that none but an expert could find and many of them are wholly perfect, so far as we can see. Ordinarily they would be splendid value at 50c for thev are firmly knitted of good black lisle. QO^ Mid-Summer Sale, pair ...................*......... OTJC TOTHfe d6qr $2.50 Voile Waists, $1.65 Distinctive styles in white voile waists, tucked and embroidered effects. Some with high collars, others with t-he now gyapy tie. All wonderful value at $2.50. Mid-Summer Sale..... 1.65 $2.50 Middy Blouses, $1.79 Big assortment of attractive Mld-dlPB. All new styles this season. .Many wi|h colored collar, pocket and belt trimming. Made ot sturdy materials oud worth to �* �yQ %'i.hO. Mid-Summer Sale .. l*l!f D. & A. Corsets, 95c $1.25 Value A popular model in D. & A. Corsets; conalruclcd ot light weight coulil, moderately boned, well finished ; complete wjth hose support-fu-s. $1.25 value. Mid-Summer Sale, pair ............. 95c Knitted Combinations, 79c Women's Knitted Combinations ill sleeveless or short sleeve style. Attractively trimmed. .Mid-Snmmer Sale...... 79c 35c Children's Knitted Drawers, 19c SeVPral dozen Ivnitted Drawem for all ages of children. Tight knee, lace trimmed style. Regu'ar q .�!5c. Mid-Summer Sale..... l�fC Serge and Gabardine, 98c $1.25 and $1.50 Value. Splendid value here. Navy blue and black serge and gabardine. Our regular price $1.25 and $1.50. Today's price $1.7,'). Mid- QQ - Summer Sale, yard ........ SfOC Habutai Silk Waists, $2.19 $3.00 Value. Waists ot ivory Habutai Silk, fashioned In the latest dcilgus feat-viring now roll and tuxedo collar et-ffcctri. The wearing qualities of this slli- aro till) well known to call for any comment. While they last, t.ic.jQ $3.00 values. Mill-Summer Sale.......... 2.19 ......11 seriously Interfered with production, and will, further, materially reduce the production ot livestock, grain and other products of tbe farm during 1919. "Second-That the indiscriminate calling of young men bears with exceptional hardship upon the agricultural industry in as much as the young people ot our farms have been trained for farm work almost from Infancy, and therefore, are qualified to undetiaKe reasonable tasks on the farms at a much earlier age than is the case with yoimg men who enter special occupations in urban centres, and, further, the older sons having loft the home farms', the Tfeeponslbility .tor conducting the farm operations in many cases rests entirely on these young men. Arbitrary Officers. � "Third-That th desire ot the government that leave of absence should be grranted In cases ot extreme hardship has not been achieyed In a large number ot cases as a result ot ill-advised and arbitrary actions ot minor military officials, which has led to much unrest throughout Ihe country, and we would instruct our executive to lay the situation thus created fully before the government, with the object of preventing further miscarriages ot justice sucli VM have occurred in connection with the drafting of young men between the ages ot 20 and 22 years, and of ensuring leave ot absence, as provided fo-year-old classes, at present on leave ot absence, thus affecting the labor supply ot tho country, in essential Industries, the representatives ot orgianlied agriculture should first ho given an opportunity to lay full in favor of the government in regard thereto, ShouM Be In Clata 2. "Fifth-That young men who were grant^d exemptiou as long as they continued to be engaged In an esMn-tial occupation, and who got married afterithe date of their exemption, and before the government's action in cancelling such exemptions, shall bo treated as married men and.ba granted esemptfba until the married men gre called. "Sixth-That as far as possible, provision be made to continue military training in the military training de-iota of the respective provinces in i>rder that leijve ot absence may he granted to suitable men to assist with the harvest. "eeventh-rThnt provision shall bo made by the government for the appointment of a trustee oi""" �"� """^ real. Halifax and Toronto? "Tho transportation problem was tho crux ot the whole question. After; ed by Brandram-Henderson, Limited." careful investigation we satisfied i We have appointed Mr. W. A. Church ourselves that it would very often be as manager ot the Alberta Linseed Oil a simpler and morp expeditious matter . . . . . .. to transport tho oil, In our o-wn tank city. The Linseed Oil Mills will be conducted as "The Alberta Linseed Oil Company, Limited, owned and operat- Company. He has been associated with us for nearly fifteen years, and for car3',Thon'to"brine'down" the flax in i some years past has been Aislttant tho usual way. This would be partic-1 Manager of our Maritime Plvlsion,^ ularly true iu the winter and spring, �'lth office at St. John, l^f-B. Wo haT^ months, when our manufacturing re-; also been fortunate in arranging with quirements aro heavy. ^^Y'^f' ^'"Ne^'^ (formerly Qener- "For a time wa though of building al Manager of the Alberta Linseed our own plant, but when tho op-i O'l for the retention of his ser- portunity presented itself of acquir- y'ces for a time to assist in the direo-ingthe Alberta Linseed Oil Mills, we I Hon of the mill and further ln�truot took advantage ot it,'especially as in-ip'"- lnanage^ In-duties w h which ||0 v�;.i..�.inn nrnvPrt that this Dlant wtta Inot yet altogether familiar." A THOROUGHLY MODEJRN PLANT. Speaking about tlie Linseed OU plant itself; Mr. Henderson. said thiit he .was moVe th'&n 'pleased with Hi facilities. "The property," he aW^. "consists of several large building*. This was something in our practice] oY"tho'mil[: The present output does; J,^Zrn'a^d^mnTte''A enn^ which we were anxfous to eliminate, j ,ot give the Company a sufficient' and the action we have now taicen Willi,nargln over its own nwnufacturing building The elevator, a builcllnk eliminate It, requirements-acoordiiUgly additional : erected onlv two vears aco has a ei- "This matter of independence as ., facluriiig.Plants together with lb* new Linseed Oil Milts ail wittiln ila. m� ' urgauizutiou, Braud;-aut-Heuderso|[l Limited is in a unique position in tijt Paint buBlness.-(AdvertUemeBtJ ' 41 ;