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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 16, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE POUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAnVY HERALD MONDAY, JULY 1�, 1917 IctbbriDge, Blbcrta 9AILY AND WEEKLY Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......10 Dally, delivered per year ......$r>.00 Daily, by mail, per year.........J4.00 Weekly, by mail, per y**ar......?ISO Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$2.00 TELEPHONES Business OfTico ............... I-5- Editorlal Office ............... 1324 W. A. Buchanan President and Managing Director John Torrnnco - � Business Manager j 0(,nsPrvnf|V�l icai\eT9 in the west. Dates of expiry of subscriptions ap- j Jn a r0CCI1. urtit-lo pear daily on address label. Accept do much more than It is doing In j this direction. It would cost some money at first but It would brinf? returns. Tho commissioners might �well Investigate -what private street railway systems do to mako their lines to parks pay. Certainly they shouldn't Bit down and wait for business to como to them. WHY LIBERAL GOVERNMENTS HOLD THE WEST, "Saturday Night" is well Known a ; being far from favorable to Libor;>.l-i.jm in tho four western provinces. � Paring tho recent Saskatchewan and ; Alberta elections it lent its aid to tho j canso of tho Conservatives in every j pos-ible way. But it has grown dis-j gustcd at tho weakness displayed by ; ance of papers after expiration date is our authority to continue tho subscription. Your.Kino and Country Need You Right Now! THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR Political affairs in Germany, in a turmoil over demands for reforms and peace without military victory, have come to a crisis lu tho resignations of Chancellor Von Betlimann-Hollweg, and war minister Von Stein. While tho United States is inclined to place little hope in the prospect that good for the allies may arise out of the situation, yet the radicals may be able to force upon tho German government such conditions as may lead to ft peace along democratic lines. In the meantime the Russian offen- In a recent article it says: j The crushing defeat of the Conner- j vr.tive organisation in Saskatchewan. | fo'.li.'whig similar fates in all the other i western provinces, should clearly' show the advisability of studying the; cause and effect-and applying n ! remedy. It i3 unfortunate that the j opposition should bo so weak in every j legislature, as tho future welfare of ! Western Canada would be safer wiili ! more equally divided forces. Such a ! one-sided condition of affairs, politic- j ally speaking, is due not so much to tho genius and strength of govern- j ruent members as to the lamentable : weakness mid lack of vision on 1)'^ part of tho opposition. Having so much to live down, and so lluu> ot a really constructive nature to dilate j on, the status of western Conservatism is in a sorry' plight. Those in | control have found it difficult to | break away from old Tory views and j influences, augmented by federal die-1 tation, quite out ot touch with west-ern ideas. Having led their party j practically to political oblivion it | would seem opportune for tho old brigade to step aside and let tho formation of future policies be taken lve ic developing on a large scale ... ., , .. I lunavil oi iuiure policies uu umci threatening the entire demoralization. over by the voungcr element, cap of the Austrian front, and the Gorman | ai,le 0f seeing in public service some- offensive on the Belgian front has been brought to a standstill by the British. The French hare been active in the Champagne district and have made important gains in the past week. The Rumanians have not yet begun to move, but are evidently awaiting the development of the Russian offensive, which will considerably offset and block any efforts the Aus-trians might be making to stop the Rumanians. HARVEST LABOR " ~ " SUPPLY PROVIDED. Warnings from the west as to tho outlook for a supply of harvest labor have evidently been heeded. Saturday's dispatthes told us that arrangements were being made between Canada and the "United States whereby Canada would be able to secure 20,-000 harvest bands from across the line as soon as harvesting is completed there. This is good news, and the farmers of the west will feel relieved. .The Herald undotstands that, with harvest coming an, there is a tendency on the part of farm laborers to hold farmers up for increased wages, some thiug more than self and party interests. The Independent thinking western populace are by no means unanimous in their judgment that common hon-; esty and genius for government are I all bound up in Liberalism. Far from ^ it. Thero are influences in every j western Liboral administration, even ' to the youngest, that give cause for j grave concern. But no relief has \ been assured by turning to the wobbly 1 self-centred policy and lack of real i statesmanship in the attitude of their i opponents. Take, for instance, tho \ educational policy in Saskatchewan, and prevalence of bi-lingualism wherever a foreign settlement may be- about which there could be no possible room for shifty tactics. The Saskatchewan government had long thrown themselves open to serious \ criticism through their "tolerant" policy. Instead of talcing a definite >"o Man's Land, :i road which had once been a paved national highway, but which was then a series ot deep shell holes, and mud to tho hubs, was a task which he and his men took on cheerfully and fearlessly. The first guns over tho Itidgo and through what was left of the town of Vimy, ho reported to tho Officer Commanding, and carried on, taking on targets as they offe.rod themselves, nil under a terrific pounding day and night by all calibres of German guns. . Ho was recommended for tho Military Cross, but before ho could reap the reward which this last piece of brilliant work entitled him to, he was killed, at his post, with his beloved guns, doing his duty as a soldier and a gentleman. Tho citizens of Lethbridgo should bo proud of him. as I am of -having him in my Brigade. You will find attached the recommendations for honours which were sent in. GEO. II. RALSTON, Lieut.-Col., Cmdg. 10th Canadian Field Artillery Brigade. P.S.-Tho Military Cross has since been awarded to LleuL Whitakor; date of award being June 4th, 1917. GEO. H. RALSTON, Lieut.-Col. Action for which commended by Lieut.-Col. G. H. Ralston, Cmdg. 10th Brigade, C.F.A. Near NETJVILLE ST. VA.-YST. During the successful raid by the 52nd Canadian Infantry Battalion on the night of December 4th, 1910, he took position in an advanced Sap close to entrance of raiding party, lie reported firing of amonal tube, which was the signal for Artillery fire, and he remained there under heavy rifle grenade fire until after the raiding party had returned, he being the last to come in. Near ARRAS. During the successful raid by tl>e 1st C.M.R. Battalion on the afternoon of December 20th, lfilfi, this same otlicer stationed himself close to point of entrance and kept up an efficient telephone service to his Battery and Group Headquarters, although wire had to he frequently repaired owins" to heavy retaliatory barrage. He also cut enemy's wire for two days previous, and observed from a point in No Man's Land close to eneiuy-'s wire.' Extract From Letter From Lieut.-Col. M. B. Evans, O.C., 52nd Canadian Infantry Battalion to 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade. Not only were the F.O.O.'s attached to the Unit, and I might mention Mr. Whitaker's name in particular who was known by practically every man in the Battalion, anxious and willing to give us" the support we asked for, but ho was constantly eager to make suggestions for carrying out more effective work on enemy targets, both "in the front and rear areas. asking as high as $75 and S0 per month. But if 20,000 men from the' fitfence in the Conservative party in States are available, farmers will be I t!}e we3t ,s the ^fusion of much "new . able to sit tight and pay the prevail- f'��ftV i^cfnTwf r;ron�unc�l 1 . . itegritj, and capable of constructive! ing rate. Even ?2.00 wheat does not j statesmanship. Then, by eliminating ! justify $75 per month to the average | the sordid and selfish manipulation of i harvest hand. If the gOTernment will just get busy now and arrange for a supply ot mine labor for the mines ot District No. 18, the west's labor shortage problem would be about solved. JUST A LITTLE INITIATIVE, PLEASE. We mentioned recently the fact that the city seemed to be overlooking an opportunity to boost business on the street railway system by the haphazard method in which the merry-go-round at Henderson Park is managed. We understand that the job of running the merry-go-round is the business of a spare conductor on the the few, at the expense of the many, it should not be a difficult matter to i adopt a policy that will appeal to the | imagination and honest judgment of those interested solely in the future welfare ot Western Canada. The provincial Conservative parties in the west do not seem to have sensed the desire ot the people for progressive legislation. That is the real cause of their weakness. The people demand leadership and an attempt towards constructive legislation and administration. This the Liberals have given, and in spite of the criticism of "Saturday Night" that there are influences in every western government which give cause for grave concern, the administration has been, on the whole, honest and will Lieut. Charles Kenneth Whitaker, 38th Battery, Recommended for the Military Cross by Lieut.-Col. G. H. Ralston, Commanding 10th Brigade, C.F.A., on April 20th, 1917, for the Following Action: For specially meritorious service and conspicuous ability in handling his guns. On April 13th, 1917, Lieut. Whitaker took a gun forward under shell fire and over almost impassable roads to a position on tho VIMY RIDGE, showing conspicuous ability and resource in so doing. The next day he brought up another gun and in daylight took the section down the RIDGE and into LA CHAUDIERE. This work was carried out with the utmost coolness and confidence; at times iu plain view of the enemy, under shell fire which caused the loss of three horses, and over roads which were almost obliterated. As the only guns over the RIDGE, this section was of great assistauce to the advanced guard. Lieut. Whitaker had at all times shown great courage, particularly at WYTSCHAETE, the SOMME, and ECURIE, and on more than ono occasion has been recommended, but has received no previous reward. Lieut. Charles Kenneth Whitaker, 38th Battery, Recommended for the Military Cross by Lieut.-Col. G. H. Ralston, Commanding 10th Brigade, C.F.A., on May 1st, 1917, for the Following Action: Near NEUViLLE ST. VAAST. During the successful raid by the 52nd Canadian Infantry Battalion on the night of December 4th, 191G, he took position in an advanced Sap close to entrance of raiding party. He reported firing of amonal tube, which was the signal for Artillery fire, and he remained thero under heavy rifle grenade fire until after the raiding party had returned, ho being the last to come in. Near ARRAS. During the successful raid by the 1st C.M.R. Battalion on tho afternoon of December 20th, 191G, this same officer stationed himself close to point of entrance and kept up an efficient telephono servico to his Battery ami Group Headquarters, although wire had to be frequently repaired owing to heavy retaliatory barrage. Ho also cut enemy's wire for two days previous, and observed from a point in No Man's Land close to enemy's wire. ptreet railway system, and that when he la busy at his own duties, the chil- \ cont'nue to be so, for the people of dren go begging for a ride on the mechanical horses. This arrangement doesn't appeal to tu bb btticg particularly effective. It lacks system. Children go to the park hoping that the merry-go-round Wiii bo running. They find it idle. They do this two or three times. Then they get disgusted. While on this matter, we feol impelled to express the opinion that the city doesn't seem to appreciate the possibilities of increasing revenue on red line cars by spending some money Dn attractions at the big playground. The bathing facilities are poor. Nothing is done to see that the boats are kept In good shape. There has been no attempt to induce lovers of other aborts except golf to take advantage of the park. In fact, there Is nothing attractive about the placo. HundredB "visit Gait Gardens every evening during the warm weather who would go to Henderson Park Were there some real attractions there. Whether the city commissioners fail to realize that there is a very feal demand for clean amusement .which could be supplied at Hender- Can Park, or whether past attempts �V� not proved satisfactory we tanuot aay. But conditions have Changed and we. think there, jb no }oubt whaterer that the city' could tho west are in a mood where they are about sick and tired of graft and rottenness in governments such as has beea revealed iu the past few years. 8ir J. TV. Flavelle brought home the bacon, also a baronetcy. Now that the subject of a rest room has been brought up, let us Bee If something more than mere talk cannot be made out of it. Let's do something practical. Sir J. W. Flavello will have a hard time explaining that he isn't In tho food profiteer class. His well known utterance, "To Hell with profits, remember tho boys at the front," is of too recent memory not to come to mind now with the department of labor report showing his enormous profits of last year. The coal mlnea through tho Crow lino are busy and the miners are working hard under their increased wage schedule. Sis thousand tons were mined between Tuber and tho Crow'i) Nest on Friday. That means about 520,000 a day coming into the district. Half a million a month in the district will help a lot. And if the minors can bo secured, it will soon double that amount. �*picked up inase, of Winnipeg, was elected president and A. M. VonnbloH, of Calgary, vice-president, of tho Postal Clerks' association of tho Dominion of Canada, and Toronto was ho-lected as tho meeting place: ncr.t year. s An appeal with the supromo court of Canada has been entered by Mrs. Lit urn Blanche Arnold, widow of the Iato V.". IS. Arnold, of Vancouver, In nil effort to obtain tho first $75,000 realized from tho pollclos left by her husband as provisions for herself and her children. rormlsslon has been granted the Rcglun public school board to appeal from tho decision ot tho supremo court of Saskatchewan to tho privy council in connection with tho decision that Uartz, a Roman Catholic, could not bo permitted to bo assessod ns a public, school supporter. Petor Bulfln, of Chicago, a policeman, was shot and killed by one of four men who attacked tho officer whilo ho was escorting a bank messenger carrying a bag of $100 in nickels. The robbers escaped with tho bag of money hi another automobile. G. Harold Powell, general manager ot tho California!! Fruit Growers' ex- change, has accepted en Invitation from Hcrbort Hoover, national food administrator, to take charge of ttiu distribution of all perishable food ill ihc United StatcB. William Gnorgoson, of Calgary, tins' started 'an action lu court against Jan. F. M, Moodlo for $50,000 damages. Tho action arises out of tho oil investigations held last summer In tho court house, when It la claimed talso allegations woro mndo against tho plalntlll by tho defendant. Tho faculty ot applied science of MeGIll university has placed in ono of Its buildings a roll of honor containing tho names of mombers of tho staff, graduates, undergraduates and past students of the faculty who havo enlisted for overseas service since tho outbreak of tho war. Forty-throe bombs containing, It was said, an exploulvo based on n sulphuric compound, were intercepted by the police and men of tho department of justlco nt Chicago. Tho bombs wero being shipped to East St. Louis with a carload of scrap iron. None of tho bombs contained a fuso and It was believed they woro designed to explode by concussion or by lire. Built To Please YOU -and does please you because it offers that rare combination of service, satisfaction and economy. Ask our local dealer to show you the "Sunshine," or write for free; illustrated* descriptive booklet. WQsryls SUNSHINE FURNACE LOnDOIl TORONTO MONTREAL WINNIPEG VAKCOOTBB ST. JOHN, W.B. HAMILTON CALGARY 1 SASKATOON EDMOHTOH For Sale by THE DIXON SHEET METAL CO. CUT THE HIGH COST OF LIVING The BANANA is the Cheapest and Most Nourishing of Palatable Foods on the Market Today David Spiers, who served in several public positions in Gait for many years, is dead, at the age of 85 years. It. C. Newman, of Toronto, inspector of moving pictures, dhid while attending a convention of the Theatrical Mechanical association In Ohio. Lieut. Tt. A. Douclas Gray, Bon of John Gray, president of the iit. Lniv-renco Starch Works, Port Credit, has received the Military Cross. The S.S. War Wasp, the first steel ocean going steamer built in Nova Scotia, was Biiccersfully launched by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal company at Nov/ Glasgow. An option lias been taken by K. Tt. McDonald, of Kansas City, on the elevator and buildings of Cereals, Limited, at Kingston. It is proposed to turn the place into a flour mill. The British government has proposed to Brazil, through tho ministry at London, a. plan under which exportation of Brazilian coffeo to England may be resumed. Mrs. Amy F. Arghcr-Gilllgan, of Hartford, Conn., was found' guilty of murder in the first dogree in the superior court. She was convicted of murder by poison of Franlflln It. Andrews, May 30, l'JH. Andrews was an inmate of her home for elderly people at Windsor. She was sentenced to bo hanged November 6, 1917. FRUIT DISPATCH COMPANY BECAUSE- The Banana is a tissue-building food; cheaper than Meat, as staple as the Potato, steadier in supply and showing: less variation in cost. One pound of meal made from Bananas lias 100 per cent more nutrition than a pound of Wheat Flour. It is the ideal Hot Weather Food because it requires no cooking. It is perfectly sanitary, being sealed by Nature In a germ-proof package. THIS IS BANANA WEEK IN LETHBRIDGE Order sonic of this PERFECT FRUIT from your dealer and try some of the recipes which will appear daily in this advertisement. Joseph Coop was killed and Georgo Alexander injured in a collision between a motor truck and a motorcycle at Toronto. Oliver Wilcox, M.P., of Windsor, who was operated on recently for a malignant intestinal growth, la in a critical condition. The demand for shipping Is so acute that many vessels of ancient rig are being overhauled In Now England ports and converted into ocean carriers.  Patrick O'Brien, who has represented Kilkenny in tho house of commons sinco 1885, died at Dublin. He was a Nationalist and whip to the Irish party. Michael do Ttoussy, tho son ot Marquis de lloussy do Sales, of Calgary, who was decorated a short time ago with the Servian Military Cross, haB now won tho French Croix do Guerre. i Sir Horace Plunkett, a prominent Irish agriculturist, ;has accopted tho invitation of the government to act at tho coming Irish convention as a delegate of their nomination. About 110,000,000 w;�I be used to organix.o American Jted Cross hospitals and ambulances . oh,.the Italian I'ront. This sum wll|',Ink taken from a fund or SIOO;d0fl,6(m""lwliich American headquarters in''Paris have At their disposal for Uurope, BANANA FRITTERS One-half cup of flour, one quarter cup of cold water, one egg beaten, one-fourth teaspoon melted butter, one pinch of baking powder. Beat the yolk of the egg, add the water and stir Into the flour; add the salt, baking powder, and melted butter, then the white of egg whipped to a stiff froth. Put sliced BANANAS ln�o this batter and fry. About three or four slices should be Incorporated in each fritter. When done, dredge with powdered sugar and serve hot. Especially for Banana Week, the Lethbridge Mercantile Company, Limited, has imported Two Straight Car Loads of the finest CHAN-GUINOLA BANANAS Procurable. These Bananas can be obtained from the following merchants:- GEO. KERR & CO, McKll-LOP