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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, JULY 29, L She letbbtiboe e, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor! and Pubtlthers .THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED 826 6th Street South, W. A. BUCHANAN and Managing Direct or John Torracce Basinets Manages Member Audit Bureau oJ Subscription Rates: Daily, delivered, per wwk -25 S.CO 4.25 2.50 1.50 Dally, by mail, per Dally, by mall, lor 6 months Daily, by mall, 3 months Weekly, by mail per year .Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S. t-VU SOME THOUGHTS >BOUT THE CROPS Southern Alberta's crops are aow being pronounced the best in the west, iWhlle reports from Manitoba and Sas- katchewan are that the drouth has affected the" yield in those prov- .Inc'es Ih'e very opposite state of affairs regard to the crops esisls in Southern Alberta. Since the dry spell of June was broken'on July 4th thera have beet rains every week which, with the warm weather, brought the crops'along very rapidly. Tha result Is now that it Is hard to keep from under-estimating the crop, and Instead of talk of a short hear talk of possible car shortage. All of which is very cheering. The is. not -cut but it Is far enough advanced that we can begin to get ready for the harvest and atter- tte-harVest. As regards the harvest ner, In Halifax, was dropped from'tbe parly ticket because of his support of Union Government.. It must not overlooked, however, that Premier Murray supported Union Government i and.renewed coundcnca has been placed In him. From the national standpoint the N'ova Scolia result would indicate lhat the old Conservative party is dead but that Liberalism Is still a llv- Icg force. Whether the newly government at Ottawa with a Con- servative leader can carry the Col- chester, Nova Scotfa, seat in the election where Hou. F. B. McCurdy seeks endorsement, is a problem. Should the new minister be defeated it Soes not look as though Mr. Moish- en could nnd a seat for a Cabinet Minister in Nova Scotia. The significant features In tlje Nova Scotia elections are (I) The strength developed by labor and the farmers. (2) Tbe obliteration of tho Conserva- lives and (3) the maintenance ot its control ot provincial affairs by tbe Liberal party. The development of a new political movement In Nova Scotia, always in the past hostile lo new political movements, indicates ibet in a Federal election tho I.abor and 'Farmers groups will sup- port In all the provinces, Tvith the possible exception, of Quebec, and in all may dominate the sit- uation. Certain !t Is lhat from the western provinces and Ontario, a powerful representation of Farmers and Labor Tvill be sent to Ottawa. Tbe Nova Ecolla result indicates that the far east is likely to ba heard'from, too.. Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What are "The flery tears ol St. 3. How are lawyers' bags differed tilled? 3. What Is Ihe meaning of "receiv- ed 4. What is a silhouette? 5. How catue the London Times to 0. What is u Welsh mortgage! (Continued From Front Page.) QUESTIONS 1. What Is an 2. What Is "legal What Is the mercuriil finger? What is (ho "Philosopher's g 5. What Is a "rider" f G, What U tontine? 1. ANSWERS One who Ignores tha knowledge THE BRITISH WAY ON TAXATION f The New York Sun and Herald pub1 lishes a table showing the average per capita taxation of Great Britain, the United Slates, France' unti Italy, as follows of something; 'one unacquainted with it. It Is an ant'leat law. term. 2. The circulating medium of a na- tion according to a monetary standard Used by the Government 'of that na- tion. U may be metal, paper, or auy- thing else which the Government may choose to sanction. 3. The little finger. If pointed it denotes eloquence; if square it de- notes sound judgment. 4. A proveutative: against poison and a cure for the'plagua; a banacea. The shell of a uew egg.being picked the white is blown out, and. its-place filled with saffron or the yoke mixed with saffron. Z. An addition to a manuscript, like a codicil to a will. An additional clause to' a bill in Parliament, it is so-called because it overrides the pre- ceding matter when the two come in- fo collision. 6. A kind of life annuity shared by subscribers to a loan, with the bene- fit of survivorship, the annuity being Increased as the subscriber's die until at last the whole, goes to the last survivor or to the last two or three as arranged. T Country. Year ended we need harvesters to makBiSura that tie crop Is properly handled. Ar- rangements, are being, made now to bring harvest hands in from the east and -B.C.. However it is quite possible that this will not prove sufficient; and ia that case it will'bejhe fluty of em- ployers and-business-men to release aa many men as possible to aid in; the There Is not'the same urge as there, jvas that T" the ijaryeatVift iEandled with but Sontherri Alberta needs the money. inore.npw crop failures! Hence" 'be'wise for businessmen to keep.the possibility, in mind. There'ia little doubt that merchants ;wlU be. ready trade which a big crop, will bring.'- There has been a tendency to c'nt down stocks during the past two years, but the wise mer- chant, has been..preparing for, this crop, and will he ready. It would be too bad if they wore found unprepar- ed as; they were la 1915 when thou- of dollars went out of the- dis- trict owing to the fact that tbe busi- nessmen were not equipped to supply the needs ot tha who had, gono a long time without buying .What they really.needed. Southern Alberta is due-for one of the most prosperous, years In its hisvas clear' to: him that once this o-called dry land could bo irrigated, t would be wortlras mnch'at least hs he irrigated land.in the Coaldala dis- rict. Surely, if we are "going" to make and worth five limes as much as it s. today, there ought not to be any lifflculty Iu financing the venture. Another matter that was of the ut- most Importance, to the future of Southern Alberta, was stock raising, can'only have mixed farming, and we can only have successful stock raising from the establishment of climate. Irrigation Systems Proceeding to the discussion of the irrigation situation as It exists at pre- sent, Sir. Buchanan pointed out tnat at the present time there were about one million acres ot land actually Irrigated, or irrigible from works act ually constructed; a further area of approximately acres Irrlgible from works already designated ant authorized for construction, and still further area of acres be tiered lo be susceplible to irrigation by works which have been tentalivc ly planned, and -the construction o which may be-autnorized as soon as the necessary financial1 arrangmeuts can bo made. Tho irrigated, area around 'Leinbriuse includes approxi nialely acres of land, am about acres of this area wa: Irrigated during the season of 1019. Mr. Buchanan mentioned terns.- established by the Canadian Pacific Railway "Company along the! main line between Calgary-and Medi- cine Hat; and the Canada Land A Irrigation Company system north of the city of Lethbridge. in connection with the latter, it was mentioned that the coinpany owns something over acres of land; some acres of which can be irrigated from The congregations of St. Andrew's auij Shakespeare Norlb have extended a call to Hov. J. A. of Fergus.: David Price, Treasurer for the city of Belleville for about twenty years, lias tendered his resignation.. E, P. Fredericks, Auditor' and Acting Treas- urer, will succeed Mr.r Price.: The presidential chairs of both Ihe Welsh Bap'ttst and-the.Welsh gational Unions simultaneously occupied this year by two of the Par- llameutary representatives..of Wales in Ihe .persons: of Hinds nnd Mr. Towyn Jones.- U is announced that owing to the shortage of paper, it impos- sible, to get sufficient supplies of neu books printed in time opening of Iho' schools In Toronto arid'other cities'of Ontario. class unit of great strength, he said and they use their strength against the great body of the unorganized people. They interested Ihemselves In the legislations used.money to cor- rupt them, charged the speaker. They then built a tarriff wall and put up their prices above lhat so compote.wilh foreign trade and take money from tbe farmers, alleged the works now constructed or neariug complelion. Mention was made of the consider- able development of small irrigation schemes in the Cypress Hills region. There are some 200 privately owned irrigation schemes in that section of the country which provide for ihu irrigation of approximately small B' press Hills, >lenly of Irrigated areas. The view held by Ihe Hon. Dr. Tolmle, Minister ot Agriculture, was that Irrigated areas established throughout South- em Alberta would be the salvation of stock raising, as'they would provide food to carry the stock over the years when pasture'was poor, and the natural supply of food not available. Stock fanning- Ihrough irrigation, would increase tho humus of the soil I and would get rid of weeds, plant dis-' easts, and insects, and overcome to a great extent ihe soil drifting prob- lem. In r-onclusiou, Mr. Buchanan urged that irrigation development should be considered from the broad slatesman- like standpoint, aud not from a.paro-i cliial view. H had bceu sugge'sted I that tbe people who had invested their all in land and buildings in Ihe dry areas should move out to somo other sectioh'of the country. .That woulii mean lhat those people would I tlcajly be ruined, and. would have to1 start .life all over, again. The stales-1 manlike policy was to riiovo In Ihe water, and. the farms and buildings, and other inveslincufs would be sav- ed, and the -country as a en: riched. The great need of Canada at the present moment was (o develop ils rich natural resources. Tlie country had heavy fluunciai obligations to meet, and it was only by creating all the wealth possible out of our re-' sources that we could meet these obli- gations. Irrigation would certainly enrich largo areas of land, and make the soil that'is fertile produce annual- ly much wealth In grains, .hays, live- ils, as It had beon Half a million .dollars Is tivo estimate fb the loss to fruit in the Niagara bell as a' result, of last week's storm. Tho "greatest damage, it is reported, was done to. the -peach and apple, crop. Many_pium trees were also blown to Ihe: ground and' 'the grape crop was badly injured by hall.. The water supply comes from slock, and even fru itieams which rise in the Cy- proved lhat on irrigated land, small Any considerable further speaker. Group System The group sysleni is the system the development of irrigation in that re- gion can only be accomplished by the conslruction of storage reservoirs, and several reservoir sites have al- ready been located by Ihe Reclama- speaker wants the farmers to follow tion tlle ,argesl of whlch ,5 and_the manufacturers, he said. We-bope the Irrigation visitors will overlook the weeds. Tha crops are much prettier to look at. the past few years In .the develop- ment of our citizenship as we should have done? Gait Gardens has on its finest dress for the visitors. Even .'B.C. can't boast anything finer. THE ELECTION RESULT IN NOVA SCOTIA Liberalism is still dominant in It will soon be time for the youthful report to rise up nnd remark that "tho hum of tho binder la heard In tho land." We fail to see where the Ottawa government can get much encourage- ment out of the Nova Scotia eleci.ifm result.'' Nova Scotia. The old Conservative party is 'merely a relic of the past, electing bill.'one representative. While the old Liberal parly Is as strong as ever, Ihe old Conserva- tive party Is replaced as an official opposition by Labor and tho Farm- ers. This shows lhat the new group movement is making headway In the EasL and that the Conservative party is tho chief victim. Tho Murrey Oov- ernBlent 1s strongly entrenched In tho seaside province. It has given good government and the people aro pleas- ed with It. There are aomo striking defeats, however, of leading Liberals, two Cabinet Ministers and Col. Ral- Conscrlplionist Liberal. _It would seem as though the Liberals, Who supported yhlon Government, camo In for some punishment. Hal- -We can talk Irrtgalion wilh a greal deal more cheerfulness when tho farmers make a real effort to gel rid of tho wee'ds. Lionlenant-Oovcnior Brelt Is c. pop- ular representative of the.King, the people will acclaim with delight'his selection for a second term. Primary Principles "If I have diagnosed the situation correctly it depends also on Ihe level to which we can raise ouf.citizen.shlp whether the world Is'going to safe, nol only for democracy but for humanity. In all discussions of these, things we have to deal with tho prim- ary principles. In Ihe evolutionary devonment of things .upward I think the immediate results are impractical he conlinued. It'la necessary to gel dbwn'lo tho laws and foundallons governing civ- ilization, bo continued. He said civ- ilization la people working togelhcr anil accomplishing ihlngs togelher. "We have been working on false laws and that law Is the law of compel! tion. Jlcn In their primitive .stale knew nothing of social laws. Clrad- ually he hopan lo develop crude laws of a social InRtltnllori. Men since have been developing ,lhfi social In- stiluliou irom the time' of utter sav- said Mr. Woods. Weak vs. Sirong Following Ihe slow cslahllshtnent of competition the strong soon over- came the weak. To got a 'living the weak were forced to band together In snrall co-operallve bodies and that first Introduced Hie right laws, he argifed. Ho Iracerl the growth of Ihe co-op'cralivo spirit through the world to ffio great war and stated lhal Ger- mans', ft the commencement o( tho war was tho greatest example of co- been the first to discover this secret. It is impossible at present, tho speak- er contended for the farmers, the re- tall merchants and the labpr_mon to organize Into one big union. It is nece'ssary for the farmers to follow the line of least resistance. Such an or- ganization, embodying the classes mentioned above, would.be full of con- fusio'n and that inusl be guarded against among the ranks of the farm crs' organization. Only one viewpoint must reign among the farmers. Continuing the speaker, said It is necessary lo construct something, in- stead of tearing Sown what has al- ready been accomplished. This Is what democracy must do in Its battle Sir Thomas White refused the Premiership of 'Canada, but accepted the vice-presidency of the Bank of Commerce. If it was a steady Job he had in mind wo can hardly blame him. operation then known and through co- operation the Allies wefe able to de- feat 'them. Future wars will not be -stopped until all nations of the world aro ready to co-operate with one another, he contended and at Iho present time What the youth of Iho days needs Instilling is respect for properly. It Is scandalous lo hoar ot Ihe destruc- tion'of. Ihc'tables anil picnic ovens placed Ijy Ihe I.O'.O.B. in Henderson MAP. ft one, and lion, Oeo, E, Park for the benefit of military co-opcralion. Is Iho highest form of The next field for co- operation to conquer is that of com- 'none. He characterised tho Canad. Ian Manufacturers Association fih an example of a body high In Ibe world of co-opc-r.ition, .which Ihrough science and system was able lo con- trol 'tlio rest of the country. The C. M. A. has against plutocracy. Each farmer must understand each olher before co-oixjrallcm will Increase. Mr. Woods pointed out that as in dlvlduals the farmers have no strength. As long as the farmers are going to stay unorganized the gi'oup represented by the C. M. A. will rule Ihem wilh case. Progress of tTio future does nol de pcnit on Ihe rcaulls of an Immediate election, stated the speaker, hut de- pends on ef'riclenl groups. "You havi always had groups hut you never havi hatt efnrlenl he said. He ar gucd lhat thr> political groups have left things worse lhan thoy were two hundred years ago. The politics groups had lust enough organization at their heads lo control tha masse and these organizations wore th most Ideal for plutocracy, Farmers want to co-operAtc wit every one but firsl Ihey must learn t co-operate among themselves, th speaker told Ihe convention. Co-op oration means bringing all forces un dor one mechanical head. Class In telllgence In needed nml It Is ncce sary for tho farmers to learn to thin together or they never will ho able 1 co-operale. The speaker bello.ves humanity on Iho high road lo destruction nn false lawn aro contributing to th downfall. llacleod will be tho next mcetln place for tho annual convention. During Ihe morning session, Mr McKinnoy, of Claresholm wfl cAlicrt on for a speech but OS she wa unprepared alic did not make fruits could bo raised with much the fii- largely success. He believed lhat ture would sea irrigation extended, and lhat these Irrigated areas would produce greater wealth per acre than any other section ot Western Canada. At tho pleasure a ;Vlclrola. In Ihe homo will give you. Music taste. for every at Victrolas upwards. Sold oi terms We can sell' you 'eviri: Record miclo for the Vlcto, Ask for Big Free Catalog, list- ing and describing Viclor Record. mm um, mm "The Balmoral Block Home of the- Viclroia" Mr. Buchanan estimated that at the resent time, the total Irriglbie area Southern Alberta was cres; total mileage of canals, nd total 'cost of works, Probing Into Future Dealing with the future, Mr. Buch- nan declared that it must be kept in inil that all dry land cannot be irri- lied. First, because a good deal of was not irrigible, and second, be- j ause there was only a certain amount i f waler available for irrigation. In lie southern seclions of. Alberta nnd laskalchewan he understood that iero were from ten to fifteen million cres of laud suitable for Irrigation, >ut his Information was that under Host favorable circumstances, it was lot likely that much more than five million acres of land coutfl bo Irri- gated by the gravity systems. The nilk of the farming, us will bo under- tood, will havo le lie carried on un- lor Ihe dry'farming" system. Dry fanning, however, when prac- .Icscd fn conjunction with or adjacent :o large areas of Irrigated land, is more likely to be reasonably profitable han tinder existing conditions. Irri- gated land provides a considerable amount of hay crops which woitid give lo the dry farmer a plentiful supply of food for his Block, lhat ho would otherwise be wilhout in a year of drouth. Mr. Buchanan considered the prob- lems of the future In so far as Irri- gation Is concerned, to bo the most complete storage of high water nnd Hood flow of nil streams In South- ern Aiberla and southwestern Saskat- chewan; the planning and conplritc- lion of a canal system which will in- sure the most economical conveyance of water to tho land that can most readily and efficiently bo Irrigated from Iho available, source of supply, and Ihe decision of the Waterways Commission as lo Ihe division of the waters of Ihe International streams between Canada and the United Stales, Dealing wilh Irrigation propositions now under construction, and practical- ly ready for construction, Mr. Buch- anan pointed out that based on tho gross return per aero from Iho Irrl- gated crops in tho irrigaled nrea nrounl LeihbrWgo last year, tha land YODKLAST CHANCE FORCANVAS OXFORDS AND PUMPS AT REDUCED PRICES We have cut the price stil! further to clean up the balance of our Canvas Low Guts, TKe.se we are now offering Welts Turns 15 A price which is cheaper to you than repairs to your old ones, This price till the end of this month only, NO EXCHANGES. NO APPROVALS. NO CHARGING. ASK TO BE W. J. Nelson Co. SHOES FOR FITTED SHERLOCK BUILDING ALL AGES ;