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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME Xin. LBTHBRIDGEL ALBERTA. THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1920 NUMBER 191 rthrr NOTICE TO AIR FORCE OFFICERS JIakes British an Offer (o Raise to Drive Against Soviet if Peace Terms Relaxed BOLSHIES CONTINUE ADVANCE ON POLES PARIS, July Luden- dorff is a Berlin dispatch to the Journal to hays offer to Hie British charge d'affaires at Ber- ]ln to raise an army men to Bolshevik in Russia in ex- change for the1 return to "Germany of I'osehTatid'the annulment 'of certain clauses of the Versailles treaty, among them "the'ones dealing with Puiuig andilhe Polish corridor. Poles, Advance ad- vances along virtually the whole front against ttfe Poles are reported in Wednesila> s official communication from Moscow, received by wireless today Depends on- Terms July success or failnre-of-the proposal to hold a con- terehco in .London between. repre- sentatives' and those of soviet Russia and the Russian bor- der slates depends; almost wholly on the armistice.terms which Russia will lay '-the Poles, probably on m the opinion ot officials here is reported that the Russians themselves are In dispatc as to what shbuld.be. _---- Allies In Agreement July Great Britain, Italy are m complete regarding negotiations Vhth'the Russian souet government, despite statements to the tontrarv made by sensational and inaccurate newspapers, declared Premier Lloyd George In, the house ot commons in reply to questions conceminirtbe Dou logne conference In order to retain his senior ity js In the Royal Air Force, an ex-officer of that force who has not already applied, must make' application to the provincial sec- retary. Major D. Maoftae, at the University of Alberta, Edmon- ton, telephone 3945, no't later than Friday 30th. After that dates the officer, If given a com- rnitslon, will be' granted seniority according -to date of application. That ail ex-officers of. R-A.F. now resident irt rriay-.have the of Joining the C R F. under the circum- stances, applications will be re celved by letter, telegram, or tele- phone The names' with former ranks be forwarded for the consideration of ihe air board. Officers iwho .were' Invalid- ed out of the R A.F will be ac cepted for other ground duties Application of en- lls'ment In other ranks are being received dally. FIFTEEN YEAR OLD Turned Up His; Nose at a of Labor Anticipated DESJRE OF FARMERS FOR MORE IRRIGATION SHOULD BE SIGNAL FOR GOVERNMENT AID Samuel Gotnpers Declares Ac- tion of Big Factories And Railways Off Men is "Heinous Offense" PRODUCTION CRtf IS BEING NEGATIVED NOVA SCOTH PREMIER MET ONE DEFEAT (From Onr Own comfsicmflent) HAYMOND, are not lacking to confirm the belief that will bo labor''shortage this fait and thai.labor-will demand un- precedented wages Already in this district tfiere is great difficulty- in se- curing labor Mr Romenl, who has charge of the C.RIl. c-anal. Interests in this district, told "your'correspond- ent yesterday that he could not hue men to'cut needs ordered them to cut the weeds but the> were helpless on account of the labor shortage ''A young man about fifteen asked me for a job the other day I toft him 1 would give him trial. He immediately; asked me.what we were and when I told him 5-150 a daj he said 'nothing doing you'll jhavp to do your own Just imagine a'nfteenryp'-ir old boy refusing for (4 50 a. diy I'll tell ia Mr Komcril said HALIFAX, 'July returns Pictou gave a majority ot 35 for tho; Hon. R. McGregor, Liberal; whose defeat :bad been anticipated day. "The gain of a seat In Plctou by the Liberals has been 6ft- fcet, however by the reported defeat of G. H. Murray, by J. in Richmond county.- "The standing ot the parties tonight Liberals, 29; 7; Conservatives, 2; total, 43. .Majority for ihe govern- ment, 15. CITY MANAGER PLAN FOR- MONTREAL URGED MONTEBAU July sub- committee of the charter commission has decided on vthe principle that Montreal should have'U. ci'.y manager who would :haye supervision over all civic employees except a tew officials. The sub-committee also concurred in the the' principle that Montreal should adopt' proportional representation" or "the.representation ot minorities in municipal elections WASHINGTON, July tlonihg the suspension of opera- tions by the Arnerlcan "Woollen Company and the.announced in- tention, of the Pennsylvania rail- road, to" reduce its working .force, Samuel Gornpers, American Federation of a statement last night declared that "action of corporation! which today lay off thousands of 'men is nothing less than a tremendous tndjctment of. a heinous offence people in every possible ounce of production." The federation of labor, Mr. Gompers-further asserted, at all ha'zards, wilt resist "wage reduc- tions. Organized labor, .he added, not "tolerate payrolls being cut." "For months we have heard the cryr dinned and dinned and dinned Into our ears, increase produc- Mr. Gompers declared. "How can a policy cvf increased production'be accomplished under a policy of laying off thousands'of Discussing the woollen com- pany's action, Mr. Gonipers said It had. increased Its net Income in 1919, three hundred and sixteen per cent' over 1914, and; Its.comi mon stock earnings 531 per cent. Th'e Pennsylvania, he added, plans to lay off men. ITINERARY OF TREE CAR Arcb. Mltchel, In charge bt'the travelling tree the west minion government and Cana- dian Forestry Association aus- pices, states that the car will be here till Ji.30 this afternoon, and a lecture will be.given at 3 o'clock.'1 i.Ou Thursday eve- niDg and tfteraodn the car will be at Raymond, on Friday evening and Saturday: afternoon at JIagralh, On Sat- urday evening the car goes to Cardstop; where meetings will be beld-.pn, afternoon, and evening- Telegraphic 'Quakes Bring Oil Wells In Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, July .oil wells were opened on city-own- ed property by yesterday'c earth- quaked the city engineer reported. The .board of public, works an- "flounced trie wells be de-. veloped for the municipality. NEW YORK, July all- metal monoplanes carrying the first trans-continental aerial mall, left the flying field at o'clock for San Francisco July bronze tablet names of 198 mem- bers' ot the Odd Fellows Relief Asso- ciation who-gave-their lives in the great war was unveiled yesterday. authori- ties: of the' Toronto 'general hospital were censured-last night by a coron- er's jury'for keeping Tu Wing, a Chin- ese, who died liTthe hospital on July 30, for some--.tithe without attention. He was not given an> 25 minutes after bis arrival. The cause of his death'vas'ah unknown, LONDON, yes- terday presented fo the British people Lincoln as a-' the United -States. Premier tLJoyd George abandoned pressing official .business to deliver the speech _ !i: SAN FRANCISCO, .Jply Thomas Lipton has accented.an invi- tation to addresfty the.-Sati Francisco Commercial MONTREAL, July ad- ditional mcrease In freight rates will be applied for by the Canad- Ian railway ansclation, on behalf of all the roads In the Dominion, in order, to meet the cost of rais- Ih'p; the waflev of their employees So the same level of the railway- men In the United States. The application for the freight rate in- crease will be filed with the Do- minion railway, commission, which already has a request from the as- sociation'for-permission "to in crease rates by 30' per cent, on freight. DUNMORE LADY-DIES OF SLEEPING SICKNESS That Is Keynote Struck By Lieut.-Goy. Brett In Welcoming Delegates to Irrigation Is Great Question Before People of Alberta at Petent A. Buchanan. M.P., at Evening Session Urges Extension as Best Economic and Development Policy The pulsating desires o! the farm-'with no rt-munerafion. He frs and in Southern; Alberta, meeting to "back him up to the last thai Individual aW 'collective action! ditch." I notice, said the mayor, to get Irrigation going should find Premier Stewart bas arranged counterprat In practical action oh for "the C. P. Ft. to take over the Ed- part of- the. 'responsible executive! monton' and Dunvegaii railway.. We found its expression1 in the declara-l are glad of that for of" t ion'of Lieutenant-Gbvern'or Brett, la [the north. We were satisfied with 1L .-._ .A opening the' fourteenth convention of the Western-Canada' Irrigation Assoc- iatfoli at the! Colonial Theatre on Wetrriesday.afternoon.' His Honor ei- the belief that the result of these labors, would convince the 'sev- eral governments of the necessity of bringing these aspirations -to the de- sired accomplishment; It was a'thronged gathering of, far- mers and citizens, here; and there sprinkled with' prominent .Irrigation- guarantees made by the.govern- ment (he railways of the north and with .what it has done for the north and.are'fondly hoping that 'the go'vernment will take full consideration of the needs.of the southern people of guaranteeing the, limds of the Irriga- tion project. "I believe that it this before the convention is over.' -Following -.of-- ,the mayor the reporUlof Chairman Mar nocb and Secretary Colley, were given Istsl that faced his Honor when at thej 'o the meeting." Commissioner of lr- Irhftatlon of Marnoch, who (.rigation Peters submitted the presided at tbe he was call- constitution of thi eel on for his address. Supporting his honor on tbe platform iireriS Mayor Hardie, Senator Hugh Shaw, M.P. for Maclepd, W. A. Buch- anan, M.P. for Lethbrldge.- J- Kenimls, M.L.A. of Plncher Laurence Peterson, chairman of. the Irrigation executive, Grpte Stirling of; Venice, niember James Colley, secretary. J" Lieut.Xiovernor Brett His -the great pleasure he had always felt in coming down to Lethbridge'j "It "Is. a privil- ege" 'he continued." to be asjed to open the convention1 yet held In'''' the 'province, having for its purpose thej stimulating of the efforts ,6f towards SCRANTOfS Pa., I end that cannot'fail to' birins' benefit After nearly eight ihonths of to the'province.1'. He cpns'ldered it- a -n- v '-''1-- _. sleeping, sickness Mrs. Marie Lynott, .wife of'P; G. Lynott, died yesterday. No Nomination is Made Macleod tDistmtf Farriers At the Political Convention KANSAS OVERCAME SOIL DRIFTING, SO CANSOUTH ALBERTA Prof. Jardine of Kansas State College Tells Farmers at Irri- gation Congress How it Cah be Done--Scrap the p'sc Harrow, aftd the Dust Mulch, and Leave the Clods on Top Thiij Was much In common Southern .Alberta anil Kan- sas In the problems of farming, was the statement.ot Professor W. M. Jar- nine, Ibo.Slale Collegs of Kalisas, in his ndclress Drift.- ing arid Us Prevention." Tho big aud- Icnco followed wbal he had to. say with intensified Interest, consequent on Ihe Isle experience "in which comprises" the Lcthbridgo Northern Irrigation project. The professor to tho alien-, lion ot his audience that which was" the 'greatest problem in Kaneae, was no longer a problem in the means that were used lo remedy the same. Kansas, with a wind-blown area ot a solid block, In addition "to other areas, was now trans- formed .into, one of tho finest wheat growing areas" In the Stales, -Tnore was no morr; Irouble with soil drifting except'. In tdc case of farmers 'who through prosperity had become care- less, Kansas Winds Winds ill said tho speaker, blew harder and oftcner lhan ihey did iii'Sonthern ho felt sure that tho :wlnd3 licre were the tail end 'of tho Kansas winds, In noil drifting problem was Ine most serious In western. Kansas. There was the "solid block of .acres blown out; homes were abandoned with tbe soil blown ovcr.lhc lop of ihem; there such1 thing as vegetation. In addition lo Iho wfnd troubles, the farmers in ing of summerfallowlrig and disc.plow- Ing had aggravated conditions: caus- ed by-tho winds. Organization Completed With G. S. Ferris of Nanton as Pre- Have Organization Incorporated Under Dominion Laws Circumvent Clause 1 l Want C.N.R; CalgaryrMadeod-PincKer Cre'ek Line Built (By a RlaK Reporter) af Maclco'd federal constituency will have their'TJ. :F. A. poliltcal organization incorporated under Dominion Iaws7 This step was decided on at the sec- ond annual convention of the Macleod riding or the U. F. A. Political League held in hall at Macleod on Wednesday. The reason for this ac- tion is to get around Clause 10 of tbe Dominion Elections Act. Although this was essentially a po- litical convention very little political talk was indulged In outside of the passing of the resolution covering tho above subject and the decision the'TJ. P. A. of the opinion that tbe Wheat Board should be continued marketing of the 1920 crop in order-that the fanners may receive the full value of bis product in the world's rnarket; "Therefore bo ft'resolved that our directors use every influence to havo the Wheat Board, as at pres- ent constituted, continued for..another year.' "That this convention bo not a nominating convention." 2, Nanlon Local 367. this Local go on record, aa Iho defraying of the legl- senU them copies ot the farmers' platform. Its Significance "The signiflcunco ot all Ibis move- ment is something that prob'ably does not occur to-us .very of ten. are tpt to view, this movement in rela- ;ioii to Dominion, affairs as ihore or less of a local thing. 1 have wondered It the full meaning of this has oc- curred to ,UH. This is the most Im- portant political development since Confederation. The consequences of this will have .as great a bearing on this country in the next forty years ns those of the last forty ho said, and spoke cf ihe old national policy framed in 1879. Result of Old Policy.' "We baye come to realize that the old national.policy has resulted pretty much in the concentration of people To remedy the existing conditions at tho time in western Kansas an area of acres was specially set apart at the Experimental.Station for finding out. means to resist Iho effect ot tho high winds. The importance ot re- taining the bumns.in Ibe soil was re- cognized, and for this piirpoGQ tbe de- velopment ot livestock was gone into with the erection of fourteen silos. To carry on tb'o campaign to combat soli drifting the farmers were asked lo cooperate to the ex lent of put.ling up (lie like amount in -cash contributed by the nuthoriUes. To this.cm) was subscribed, And .the Rock Island railway, which had lo encounter the same 'came forward with fin- ancial aid. Stop It at Start U was discotcred lhat the inillal part of solving the problem of soil- drifting was to slop .the starling of tho movement. H was fell lhat if Ihis was effected thoro'.would be no The moving soil de- veloped a culling surface, and wllh Ibe velocity Of wind, moving at tho ratrt ot from 30 to 40 miles an hour, aided In the devastation that was go- ing on, The Lister Tho Instrument used In Kansas to light soil-drifting was tho llsler. This was made lo take tho placo ol Iho ordinary plow. It was found that Us- lered ground never blow out. In Ils- lering Iho gyslera of furrowing was "followed out, Furrows were found to be the safeguard against soil-drifting, provided they were the wind- ward side, and starting lo come back. (Continued oiTPafce Flvo.jf not to nominate a candidate expenses of political executives meeting. President H. W. Wood, of I of the Macleod riding, Incurred In Calgary, appealed, to the farmers to'I the -discharge ot their political dut- co-operale and advised them to keep lies." all people out of their organization Passed by Nanton on the 17th of who do-not-think as'thcy. Norman December, 1815. ot Ibe Canadian Council ot lold ot the marvelous growlh of farmers' organl- in (he Dominion. Women' Interested That women In the Marleml riding aro taking an nctivo Interest in noli-. tics wns plainly shown at this moot- ing. Close to three hundred delegates attended and close lo-lialt of Ihem wars women. Tho constitution'of Ihe b.allon was Amended ordering ono man and one woman to be .ftp- poinled as directors from each provin- cial tf.nsllluency In the riding. S. Ferris, of Nanlon, was .re- elected prcsldcnl. Other elect- ed Geo'rge Cootes, of Cayley, vlce-prceidenl, by acclamation. Direc- It. C, Parker of Do Winton and Sirs. Sam flebman of 'Al- dersv'floj' HlEh River, Xolson I'raSPr antl'Mrs. MacLeod; Macleod, W. H. Shlcldi Joseph l.larmer; Xanton, 0, K. Jones and Mrs1. Jones; Claresholro. S, T. Marshall of Slavely and Miss Bto'wn -of Clareshol.m; Pin- mean aThore con tented .people more prosperity, belier homeg.. larger citizenship better schools. Silos were not costing so .much this year as they, did i year ago. They were easier to build and people wera understanding more about their billiding particularly Quite a large varletv on now he eclcd for Ihe. one that is needed. Silage Crops "TaTtlng-rip. the.question of silos, Mr. Hutton referred to rorn cniibgc The silnge crop from coin was fit where "corn can be, surccr fiilly grown. But out In northern Alberta "iind. northern Sa; kalchewnn corn was .not a success. Peas snrl oats grown together made an oicellent silage crop. In relative. ft'Ctling values peas and oats' were superior to: corn as grown in northern that Sonllicm" Alberta can be made Alberta and northern Saskatchewan into a garden, Irrigation there can bo no better place, to live In than Southern Aberla." Colo'nTratlon The went- on lo sneak of the coionlzation scheme There-were other crops such as. falfa, sweet clover, arid grass which Were silage, and at Hist convention at Medicine Hat he bad heard .of a f arrrier. speak "of 'Rus- sian -thistle He saw no calculated would'do a great lhis should not be used for silage deal of good. Something llko a mil- lion had left tbe Dominion. The busi- ness is to find oiil why they, had left. Finding out why people had left and reme'dyihg the reasons was just as important a matter ns' that of bringing people in. It has been lo this culminating point at the pres-1 discovered that some bad left Want C. N. R. Line. No. i. Itocky Couleo No. 105. "Whereas wo have no railway com petition iti Southern Alberta and, whereas the 0. N. 11. grade on Calgary southern line is nhout half done and the bonds for this lino have boon sold and Iho money cannot bo used for any other purpose, and Southern Alberta In need of tills road, especial- ly south o" Maclcod, where farmers have n long It resolved: "That Ibis convention endorse this resolution nnd that all delegates com- ing from districts lhat will benefit by tho construction of this line pass simi- lar resoHlons lo go before the U. F. A. convention so as lo demand ItiRt this Hue be completed in 1921." In Evrry Province !Y farmers' oreani7Atfon, similar to U. V, 'A., In ove.ry province of trio Dominion will soon bs a fact, accord- ing to Norman Lambert. After tell- ing a story or two he (old ol tbe affiliation of Hie bodies with HAT Canadian Council'o( Agriculture, He referred fo Ncw.DrunswIck and Nova Scotia and annRmced lhat farm- ers in rirlllsh Columbia arc. very ac- tive. A recent announcement from Quebec was lo Iho effect that a move- ment Is being launched there to form a organization. "So far as British Columbia Is con- cerned there la a stirring in the tops of tho mulberry trees. .the past few weeks I bad a fo dnt time and I think it has been well recognized lhat thla country. Is, at Ihe parting tit the ways so far aa Its fiscal policy Is concerned. A great opportunity presents itself today ami farmers' organizations are preparing to carry into effect recommendations they nave stood for during tho jjast fifteen or twenty years. They should sco that representatives are sent to parliament who will toko an uncom- promising altitude loward Ihesc recom- memlallons and scb they are carried out. Alberta Leads "In that work 1 think Alberta and Ihls consttluoncy will do themselves (Conllr.ucd on Page Four.) SOVIET REVOLUTION STARTS AT KOVNp WARSAW, July ed to word re- ceived here today a" soviet revolu- tion has started at Ko.vno, where the Lithuanian government has been .Overthrown.' No details of the revolt have reached here, because they culd not get waler. It should be everybody's endeavor to see that the cause of these people moving are removed. "I con- cluded, "tbe p.eople.of this" part of the province on the persistency' they have shown tor obtaining their object In tbe way of irrigation. No one can say do not knew what you Mayor's Welcome Mayor Hardie In tendering the convention the welcome "of, thp- city, said that it was not so long ago thai hail met in a smaller hull conditions worn not 30 propitious 'aa they ars loday.' But since- then the rains have come, and gloom r.ncl mpl nncholy havo been- removed, flo trusted however that present optlm- Isni wonjrt not let down Inn enthusiasm I tor Irrigation, Wo arc dependent foT I tho future on irrigation.' With-Irrlga- j tlon Southern Alberta wotild bo Iho most prosperous1 garden spol of Ihe world. His Worship complimented Mr. Marnoch on th6 persistency ho has shown In the mailer ot Irrigation. Hin efforts were entirely unselfish anil Harvesters For West Will Leave East Aug. 9 .MONTREAL, July first train bearing Us flubta of harvesters for the western provinces, will leave Montreal on August 9, and the .next will leave on August 16. .Canadian Pacific railway officials that they do rot think there will be any difficulty In obtaining all the farm help that Is needed as the wagei paid are very blgh, nmountlng t) ftli the reaping of th; harvest. _ 'Sunflowers for Silage Coming to ih'B, sunflower. Prof, Hut- :nn said that so il was discussed ns a silage crop; and at: Ihe New Exrierlmenlal Station !t was tried out and considered not The stalks of the crop.'were not-suitable for. fodder..-.The opinion by subsequent had however changed, and the sunflower crop was highly regarded. In Montana. In pcrimenls made, it was found that the sunflower compared more than favor- ably with corn. In.the last It was found thai in feeding value it onlfed the standard corn crop. .It in- creased the" yield of milk and tho.phy.- (Conllnucd on Page Four.) RIVER DRIVERS DROWNED July Cyr, IS years old; Austin" 20. and Fred Coto, 52 years old, river drivers who wore employed by .tho French Illvcr'-Botuu Company, were drowned in a canoe accident on the Trench river last week. STOUV SAYS GENERAL CRITCHLBY NBW YORK. July Critchlay, widely.known In Canadian nillltar iclrtlos. today denied Inc truth of a recent dispslch, from Cal- gary, which staled that with ;tho sup- port of tho nrltUhgmernmcnl, bo taking three batlallons ot British ani Canadian veterans into Mexico to settle them on a million acre tiact "There h nol a word of truth In Ibe declared the general la a (els gram received horo from Springs', Va., wkere he 13 now sbJteiSy TELEORAPHEfiSLUrJION, TOHONTO, July. arc now complete for fhe' nhbllal re- union of the old time histories! isolation to be held In this city'from August 3i September 2 Inclusive during Canadian Nit- loubl hxhJMtion, ;