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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATl'HDAY, JULY 1 J. 1917 the urn inn uw-r daily jiktulh page nine ALBERTA'S CLIMATE IS VINDICATED Illy H. Onimpus) Aionrlii'H climntn Is vindicated! Uocniit experiences with sanatoria for tuberculosis have demonstrated "tlml jti',1 as Knot! results can 1)0 uclilovud In humid, spa coat climates an on the high and dry prairies. This was a bitter blow to tho old theorists who Imagined that tlio most Important of a sanatorium waH tlio dryness of tlio utmo.sphorc. All of which sounds lllio an exact contradiction of the preliminary statement, but tho cindieatlon canio about in the following wuy. ' Many returned soldiers have been found to he affected with tuberculosis, unci (ho Military Hospitals lommis-Bloii, upon which tin; Dominion government has placed the rosopnslbility of curing for the nick and wounded members of Canada's army after their r�'iitrn homo, ban been taking over sanatorium after sanatorium throughout the country in an effort to pi'.fc-vido accommodation for Its wards. In order lo ohlain tho very best concensus of opinion possible an lo tho methods of conducting these iu-Blltutlons, Lt.-Cnl. A. Thompson, M.1J. medical superintendent for the com mission, called a conference of nana torium superintendents recently and submitted 'J>> questions to tliem. Two days of very helpful discussion followed and Sir .James Grant, Al.I)., tho eminent physician, who was an interested listener tliroughoul. declared that the assembly was the most Important .scientific. gathering of professional men held in Canada in re-rn'iil years. The opinion was expressed that tho Dominion's responsibility; for Its tuborculosi:; soldiers could not fall to lead ,to a greater feeling of j national responsibility for the victim of the white plague, whether soldiers | or citizens. West to Have Conference Also The conference mentioned was at-; tallied only by medical officers of, Kan:iti)i'i:i in Ontario and provinces-east thereof. Col. Thompson is plan-, 11 ins u similar gathering in the west; nt. an early date, hut if the tribute! to Alberta's climate, to which refer-1 e:u e is about to be made, has occur-! red nt tho western conference, it| would have been by no means so not- j eble. 'Che question of centralizing certain, classes of eases came up for discus-j bIou and led to a resolution, moved j by one. of the veteran tuberculosis,' specialists of the gathering, urging i that mi institution bo opened some-j where between Region and (lie Kock- j tch- for tho accommodation of soldiers : s'ln'ering from pulmonary diseases simulating tuberculosis. It was con-[ coded that the rest cure could be applied successfully to victims of the : white plague in coastal climates, but not only tho mover of the resolution, but runny other experienced medical men at the. conference stated emphatically that there was nothing to equal (he crystal ozone of the high altitude prairies for overcoming asthma, bronchitis and those lung troubles which are often mistaken for tuberculosis. Many instances wore cited of pntlents who could obtain no relief from tho very best medical treatment In the oast, who went to Alberta und suffered no further recurrence of their trouble. Should Be In Alberta "Mind you, this institution should bo certainly no further east than He-glna, and In my opinion ought to be In Alborta, fairly close to the fool of the Hookies," declared the uiovet Another Bpeaker Bald that too high an altitude, such as would be obtained actually In tho mountains, was no better than hi tho east. Tho resolution was carried unanimously and was submitted to Die Military Hospitals commission for consideration. Inasmuch as the number of returned soldiers in tho care of the hospitals commission is con- onthtisiasm for the laments l.licy had derived. In Its oilier convalescent homos tho Military Hospitals commission introduced at an early stage vocational training for Its value In giving the patients occupation and I hereby tending to restore their self reliance, Initiative und willingness to work. "Would vocational training be of any use In your sanatorium?" a. vocational training olllcer asked the superintendent of a sanatorium, one day. and the upshot of (ho conversation which ensued was occupational treatment. A workship was built at Ste. Agathe for the Liiurr-iitidn Inn patients and merely In give the men something to do tools and miichines were supplied. The hours and conditions of llielr use are prescribed by the medical superintendent according to the condition of the palinet. Helps Discipline "You cannot conceive the difference In the condition of the men," declared C'apl. .1. I). Byors, the medical superintendent. It is dimply marvelous how much happier and more contented they become with something to do. Th"y oat bettor, put on weight j and submit (o regulations more \vll-| lingly, thus hastening their ultimate discharge. I have not hail one-tenth the trouble with discipline since vocational training was installed." l'lven for the men who are required lo remain in u reclining position nil day occupations have been found. Making baskets, embroidering, lace BAKING mm* TWIUfHIrf st. Magic BAKING' '� no fiJz�" CONFEDERATION POSTCARD I::. The post office issuing at the present .1 uly Ottawa in the senate ye Senutor George '.yii'hdrawal of ho --In tic lerday I .VIII h bill, up uon l to E.W.GILLETT COMPANY LIMITED toronto. out. WINNtPRO _MONTREAL titnntly increasing, some such insti- j nuiking, crocheting, knitting, In all tution may very well be expected to ho opened within the next year. Will Modify Theories in an interview with a reporter after the conference was over, Or. C I). Parfitt, of Gravonhurst, one or Canada's veteran warriors against, tuberculosis, outlined somo of Ihe practical results which might be expected to follow this most important assembly. He pointed out that never before had there been a series of sanatoria under one control administration and that, tho exchange of ideas by the medical officers engaged in the same work, but acting along their own individual lines, could not help but lead to discovery of tho best modification of sonic of the extreme theories. For instance, ho emphasized the value of the discussion of a now system first adopted by the Military Hospitals commission known as occupational treatment. In some sanatoria absolute rest is belioved to be the only treatment, in others hard work and heavy oating is looked upon as tho ideal. Both have given good results under wise direction, but Dr. Parfitt thought that the great truth driven homo at this conference was that there was a golden mean. All Want Vocational Training The assembly passed a resolution favoring the adoption in all sanatoria of vocational training for its therapeutic value. In those where it has been tried the officers expressed great. We wish to announce that our ladies' rest room is now ofaen ! AND YCI CORDIALLY INVITED TO INSPECT AND Uf,E IT AT YOUR PLEASURE. Bijou Motor Parlors THE HOUSE OF SERVICE these gentle arts, under the direction of the good ladies of the town, havo tho war veterans become not only proficient, but deeply interested. They compete with each other to see who can do tlio best work. They make gifts for their families at homo. They get up little exhibitions for their relatives coming to visit them, but above all thoy do not brood on their own troubles. A flowered table cover of their own making becomes the centre of the universe to them nnd serves just as well to keep their minds off their disability as would a vaudeville show. Many of the chief benefits of tho ; conference are along lines that do ; not appeal to the popular imagination. ' New methods of classifying patients ! In (he. various stages of the disease | are among them. Have Cured 1,209 Already There is still abroad in the, land that unfortunate idea which should long since have disappsared that tuberculosis is a necessarily fatal disease. Anybody who attended that conference could not have run away with any s.ii'di Idea. It was pointed out for , instance, that over 1,200 soldiers had alieady been discharged from Military Hospital commission sanatoria after periods of treatment of! varying lengths and about S00 are at present, receiving treatment. Only some SO are classed as chronics or incurables. Several references by medical officers to their experiences as patients in sanatoria led one of tho more casual observers to enquire as to what proportion of the medical offioors were former victims of the disease. The astonishing fact was disclosed that of 17 superintendents of sanatoria in attendance at tho conference, la were former patients. It is stated that these two are the only tuberculosis experts in Canada who have not hadvthe disease. Surely no better proof need bo given of the fact that the disease is curable, � Of course these medical men will tell you that the disease is merely arrested, or apparently arrested, or will use some such expression. The fact remains that they were sick and they aro now well. A healthier looking crowd of professional men was never soon than tlio group that for two days sat around the tables in (lie old Victoria Museum, concentrating their best energies to deliberation upon and solving numerous problems connected with lighting tho white plague. They gave no evidence of living other than absolutely normal lives. Most of them were smoking -cigarettes at that. If they aro not cured then yon and 1 are sick! Dietitians in Demand One of the Military Hospitals commission's Institutions, which so far has not found its way info any of the sanatoria, received a compliment from the tuberculosis speciall;-.):--.. Several of them wanted to know: "Where are those export dietitians about which we have heard so much? Why have (hoy not come out. to the. sanatoria to help us out with our dietary problems?" Tlio doctors indicated in their remarks on this subject that they had heard great things about the successful administration of Hie culinary problems of hospitals whore the commission has soul its dietitians and they recognized the wonderful help which these women, who have given scientific study to the question of food, its preparation und serving, could render. Needless to say. as soon as the measures being taken by the commission to overcome file present short-ago of competent dietitians have been successful, the sanatoria will hoar from the general organizing dietitian. � r.i . ,. prevlon Slaiiin oil's second reading, which won'iil require directors of Canadian railways lo re Me in Canada, Senator Casgruln intimated that the legislation i\.ix directly aimed at the lira nil Trunk and tlrand Trunk Pacific railways and designed I to Injure their credit. lie entered into a strong defence of tho Crawl Trunk railway and said that Senator Staunton had orevions relations with them for ho und Mr. K. P. (iiiieUus (former manager of the intercolonial railway) had been appointed in Invos-tigule the construction of the Crand Trunk Pacific and since- the Spanish inquisition there, had been unfiling like the investigation they conducted, lie said Hie money paid to the Investigators was wasted. However, (he investigators were re�crd'd. Mr. (lut-ellus had been appointee, manager of the government railways at $1.">,uimi a your, und .Mr. Lynch Staunton had been appointed senator. Ho defended the financing of the roads. Senator Sir Frederick Xiebolls said he thought the Hritish shareholders of the Crand Trunk wore entitled to representation on the board and proposed an amendment that "the majority of shareholders should reside j in Canada." Senator Cloran held that the (53.000 tJrltisli shareholders were entitled to control tho operation of their road and name their directors and was supported by Senators I'M wards and linstock. Permission was given Senator Lynch Staunton to withdraw the bill. Oltav/a. .Icly department are time a postcard In ciiiiinoi.'iorallon of th" r.otli unni\crsary of confederation. The caid used Is the ordinary postcard, willi an inset containing information of the various provinces existing in IXiiT and now, and also statistics of the area, population, general development and Industry of the country since 1SH7, The. department has also In con- teniplalion the Issuing of a commemorative, three cent stamp, to consist of an engraved reproduction of Harris I-;, i'liiifing's "Fathers of Confederation.'' This stump Is now In coursa of preparation and Is expected, to bo Issued on or about tho first of August �ext. Easy to Dodge .Mulligan Cassidy's married a woman Hint weighs :;no pounds. OTirten-Tho sly divll! Ho. knows that nobody can fight at that weight. .__Jtefi8g�- �tl�U� Additional Classified Ads. PROPERTY FOR SALE FOR KALI3-Good four-roomed cottage. Must bo moved from property. Apply 112 1!Uh St. X. IS I-6 FOffSALIO-Queen Victoria-jmrk lots $250.0(1 each. Lots 22, 23, 24, 25 in Block nine. Terms to suit purchaser. Box 15, Herald._178-:',0 WILL TRAD1C-Two Fort George lots costing mo $1000, for second hand car or team of horses. Konnoy MeKen-zic. Maoleod. Alberta. 1S1-C Fl5R~ SALIC-3 fully-'modern 'houses for sale on easy terms, 4th Ave. N.; !1 lots on 12th St. C. north: 1 lot on 13th St. north; also 1 billiard table. $400 cash, and 2 box ball allies, 12 ft. �150.00. M. Kennedy, 404 12th St. C. north. 180-2 MAN FOODSTUFF Ottawa, July 13.-In tho senate yes-i lerday Senator Gllmore called the at-' tcnlion of the government to tho request tf the Canadian food controller that Canadians shou'd eat. a third less v heat, beef and bacon so that a greater quantity of these articles would bo fvail.-'ble for export and that move food of a perishable nature should bei consumed in Canada to save the hoof, bacon and wheat. lie said the government would make, it easier for the people it they removed the tax on foodstuffs entering this country from the Unitod States. Ho said that tho government could charge to the feeding of troops nt the front any loss of revenue that would result from the removal of duty on food entering Canada. Senator Landry said that tho proposal Involved a change in the policy of tho government; that any reply to it should be well considered. Sir James Loughecd stated that, ho would call the attention of the government to the question, , No Limits of Distance or Speed The next town-the best fish-Ing stream-the picnic ground-all arc wonderfully dose at hand when you ride an Indian. Arc you in a hurry-the Indian has speed to spare. Arc there hills in the way-Indian power will carry yon over them likeabird. Are roads rough-the exclusive Indian Cradle Spring Frame is the greatest comfort feature ever embodied in a motorcycle. Why not get out and enjoy life on an Indian. mdim Motocycl With Pomerplus Motor The new 1417 model* of Ind!�n Motocvcln, Sidecars, Parcel Cur-,, Mlcyrlej ure th* finest ws hare ever built. Lmder of nil I* the ftlant PowerptusTwIn. The Ponerplu* motor enter* Its second year am tho faateat, moat powerful, etronHett. most accessible, cleaneit, qtileteftt utock motor CTer put into a mntorcyrla frame. Four big tnmnhlnii Improvement*, and nixteen important refinements mnrk the 1917 Powerptua. A smoother, better motor, developing 15 to 1R h.p., simpllhed, with nil morlnft parts enclosed. Motor life increased My0. The finest disc clutch *ftr so prilled on a motorcycle. AbaolutelT positive under all conditions, fciciualv* Indian cradle spring frame, the greatest comfort feature In any motorcycle. Nsw triple stem fork, vanadium steel tubtat, webhed bead. Good-jcar Rlucatreak Ttrcn. YVheelhase S* Inches. Rear stand. New two compartment gasoline tank of i Imperial gallon* capacity. Then there la the newest sensation In motorcycle circles-the Indian Lightwln, the new light two-cylinder machine with oppoaed motor. Up to all Indian stnodards, and with a new and wonderfully vlhretlonle** motor. HENDEE MANUFACTURING CO. LTD. 12 Mercer Street ... Toronto D. E. MacDOXALD Bill! The Smartest Utility Car Ever Produced No other smart sport model, sells for so low a price* No other smart sport model can be operated for so little. No other smart sport model is so easy to handle and park. i Here at last is an economical utility car with snappy, distinctive, pleasing style. And it's a wonderful performer. It has a wonder of a motor-smooth- lively-powerful. Front seats are adjustable forward or back-to suit the driver's reach. The body is grey-the trim black enamel and nickel-the wire wheels red. The smartest economy-utility car on wheels! Come in and get your Country Club today. $ Country Club 1110 /. o, U. pniui of shipment  i-iv,- \V(rf Wheels '   :.' -rtV/iini/ notice D. S. Williamson Co. o20 Ninth Street Soutli Luthbrldgo, Alborta FOR SALE-By owner living nut o� city, half acre nnd cottage close to oar lino, nlsn four roomed house on 50 feet. Prices nnd terms most attractive. Winnipeg properties considered in exchange. Will meet anyone interested at tlio Alexandra Hotel the latter part of month. Write John A. Bradley, Hotel Alexandra, Letlibridge. 179-12 FOR SALE (Agricultural) FOR SALIC-10-20 I.H.C. engine, and a 20-:i5 Fiirquluir Separator. Will thresh 1000 to 1500 of wheat per day. Write for particulars, Ford Garage, New Payton, Alta. ______ 178-12 FOR SALIC-Two good work teams, one team of. matched mares about JiOOO, nnd one team of matched geldings about 2400 lbs., also one saddle pony, to bo seen at Farmers' Feed Barn.______170-G FOR SALK OR EXCHANGE- Complete threshing rig, Case 2ii horae engine, Ttumlcy 10-H4 separator and John Deore 8 bottom plow and all equipments. G. O. Hacking, Mugrath, A1U. 181-6 FOR SALK-H2 H.P. Heeves engine with CockBliutt plows nnd water tank, wagons and grain tank, harrows, packer, 2 John Deere binders. The Alborta Securities, Limited, Letlibridge, or T. R. Dunhnm, Coaldale. 181-G Phono 1540 iimi COWS-FARMERS-CREAM Wo pay tho highest price for cream. and send you a cheque by return mail. Write us. or send us a trial shipment. CRYSTAL DAIRY, LIMITED, Lethbrldoe, A^ta._ 124-0 REMEMBER- MR. FARMER AND Rancher, that when you figure on soiling your cattle, hogs, calven, slioop, poultry; alive or dressed; also hides, pelts, tallow, that De-lanys Ltd., pay the highest prices. Consign to us. Delanys Ltd., Phono 462. 159-0 TENDERS WANTED Tenders will be neefptod until noon j July 18, for tho construction of a eon- j crete cistern at Crystal Lnko school. Apply for particulars to secretary's j office, Balmoral Block, Lethbridgo. Lowest tonder not necessarily nc-cepted. W. INGRAM, Secrelarv. Phone 1245. ITS-G TENDERS WANTED Tendora wanted for tho erection of a Chapel, etc., in the Second Ward in the Town of Curd^on. Pluns and Spocillcalions can bo had by calling at tho office of Mr: IX H. Elton, Attorney, Letlibridge, .,, Hhln will bo opened at tho olliaji of Bishop T. W. IJucq in tho Town of Cardston on July 23, nt 8 p.m. All bids to be addressed to Bishop T. W. Duce, Ourdslon, for the committee. Ad. C. lSigncd> The Committee We are "Dress Up" headquarters lor your motor ear. You want it at all times to be lit ami swagger ami we are'splendidly provided with the >>� "('.'fed and tested" accessories. Safeguard against delays and ;oyanees, l>y having your ear at all times ready for any service you demand of it, by keeping the accessory details ettic-ieut. We have everything here that comfortable motoring is heir to, at the most moderate prices. Our Service is prompt, painstaking ami dependable. Whatever your car needs in the way of repairs, conveniences or new parts, you'll find this shop a satisfying "first aid" station. Baali BACK OF UNION BANK otor Co. HARRY HOLM AN, MGR. ;