Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
BENNETTWASMAN-OF MANY WHIMS Late Owner of the New York Herald Edited His Paper by Cable From Paris. HARD MAN TO SERVE Ate Brazilian Eggs at $400 n Dozen-Dismissed Employes for Slight Causes. SideLMs!6n!Meii:^and^WoiiieiLT JVMES GORDOX BENNETT, who lilPil a few days nRo In Paris. Issitiecl the Xow York HeraUl for A oircnilation ot one-himself. His ecc-cntrloltlcs, his whim.'', his per-vcT.-ltios. his Ulndncssos were fertile fTioiiiid for anecdotes. Years ngo ho .vrnte in his littlo sister's book: "The mnn I most admire In history Is I.ouis Wlicr. Uonnett died he \v.T.id.iuao interrupts, though It is certain he docs not disdain approval. The dryness ot his tono is dcceiitlve; it l.-J a volco not without tho power ot st^jniticant emphasis. When ho approaclies the end ot his address, ho looka^deiiberately from tho printed notes and .says: "I hope that It Is not ucccsstiry for mo to add that no word ot what 1 havp said Is intended as a threat." . At that last meaningful word, tho tono rl.sc.s, takes on color, is sliglitly interrogative,, a comploto double entendre in H.=elt; an Uliunlnatlng diplomatic byplay, however unconscious. Till) President hag, finished. A pause, and. he. turns to shako tho hand ot the Speaker again. Applause follows, a lin.gerlng, withdr.iwn applause, tentative and not swtp ot its understanding, although it means to Idvc no. doubt ot it.s (luallty of-affirmation. Mr. 'U'llson leaves the stiftid and.gOos through the door that gave h:ni' entrance. Members of tho Cabinet follow him. Tho Senate rises. There i.s confusion, tho murmur and drono of voices. Tho chamber ot tho-Houso is, once more only a largo and ratlfer spra-Nvling room, full ot flying echoes. UNLUCKY SECONDS Qcn. Crosier BERNARD BARUCH HASBIGJOBINU.S. Remarkable Man Is Chairman of American War Industries Board. CROZIERTHEMAN BEHINDTHEGUNS He's Doing All He Can id Get Uncle Snni Well v � Supplied, IN DELICATE/HEALTH He Has Had Six Major Operations. But Keeps Right On Working. A VERY CLEVER JEW T Is a littlo of a year since tho United States' entered tho struggle, and In tho Interval not a few niCn from whom much was expected have departed for obscurity, whllo others' Tvhose appointment to high place was at first criticized havo won iHibllc confidence by what they have, accomplished. * Bernard M- B.irucli is In the latter class. In tho autumn of 191C tho President made him a member ot tho Advisory Commls.'slon ot tho Council of National Defence. The appointment was generally regarded as a complimentary one. Baruch had contributed qulto lar/^ly to tho Democratic crtmpalgn fund and had worked actively fof the President'.s reelection, and, as tho position given lilm carried no salary and involved more or loss oxi)enso-for him, it was not sougiit by tlie -professional politicians. ^ �U'hen tho United State.-? entered the war It Immediately became apparent that, va3 openly challenged. This criticism was, however, disregarded by tho President. Baruch Ignored It and went about the Government'."! business. ' A Self-Made Man QNE ot tho first things he did was to cut tho price on tho copper bought by tho Government to 10U cents a pound. Copper had been selling at from 30 to 32 cents, and most of tho copper-producing companies wore Wall Street conoeriis. This led people to thlnlt that it .might be possible, after all, tor a Wall Street man to bo patriotically Independent of his former associates; and when at Baruch's solicitation the steel manufacturers reduced the price ot steel to $,18 a ton to tlio Government nnd tho public tho criticism of which ho had been the object commenced to loKO point. From that time on his Influence grew and his authority was extended. When lt;be-camo necessary^o co-ordlnato the efformous purchasing that was being done tor tlio allies In this country he was made ii member of the committee" formed for that purpose. Ho was born at Camden, South Carolina, In 1870, nnd maintains a home in South Carolina to-day, Bn-ing 47''yoar3 ot age, he is old enough to bo careful and young enough to be progressive. Though he has nn academic, edu-. cation, being a graduate of the Col-lego ot the City of New York, ot which ho Is now a trustee, ho is also a self-made man, with tho broad sympathy that such men ncquiro In tho making. Ho started his commercial career as a clerk In^ a glaas-wai' business, studying law and mo-dlclno meanwhile as an unconscious preparation for' the financial ver.iatil-Ity nnd success that lio sub.sequunlly attained, . I An Invitation Jt^ HOU,StaKEEl'>>m, going from ..- homo for tho day, locked everything up, and for tlio grocer's benefit wroto on a card; .- ".Ml out. Xlon't leave anything." This sho stuck under tho knocker of tho front door. On her return sho found her houso ransacked nnd all her choicest possessions gone. To tho card on the door was added: _ ".'i'hanl(3, .Wo luiycii't left raucli.'.' MAJ,-GEN, WILLIAM CROZIEI* is tho Chief ot Ordnanoo ot tho United States army, and General Crozicr does not contend that that army is yet adequately equipped. In fact, he says that it la duo t� "sheer kick nnd tho grace ot God'* that the United States Is able to ploy an Important part In the world-con-tllct, A writer ^ In the I^oulsvlUe Courier-JourrsiJ^ who Interviewed tli� General recently says: Tho General was occupying a severely ijlain, armless, hard-bottomed wooden chair. It is a chair that ontS would expect to find in the furnace.^ room of a building. It Is, however, tyiilcnl ot tho man, Tho General uses this exceedingly uncomfortable chair slmplj' bec.nuse, ns ho explained, ho does not like to loll about or relax even tor a.moment whllo nt tho office. This no man could do In such a chair, It constitutes a perpetual admonition to bo up and doing, A visit with the Chief of the Qrd-nanco Bureau had been- arranged to enable a moro or less Intimate portrayal of tho man who recently has passed through a gruclljig examination as to Ills stewardship in tho most vitally linportant bureau of the ^'ar Pepartnicnt, a bureau charged directly with supply Amcric.in troops with' guns, big and little; .shot and shell. To reach General Crozler, such aro tho demands of his proseiitl Job, ono must pass successively Intiulsltorlai persons on toTir doors, doors now referred to as flr.st, second, third, and fourth-lino trenches. Once in, however, tho vlsUor !.i confronted by a man who, whllo blunt and ter^o lu manner of talk. Is at the same time fraiiic and genial, lu build and appearance, aside from tho strtiightnoss ot his carriage. General Crozicr Is jiot of the popularly Imagined military typo. Ho has rather iin indiffi-rcnt chin and neither tho moiitli nor tho nose gives any oliio to tho clttiractor ot tlie man. Has Had Many Operations IT Is. from tho eyes up that rato doctor." , She Spoke Extensively r dWii of Tonipkliia' "liUorn'trlijt" ^' friends asked hint 1io,\v lio' got.div wlioii ho arrived homo In t/io airinll hour.s Ihootlior morninK. ' ,,,' "f didn't.arrlvo homo untlU2 o'elock< In tho morning," -replied '�t'oriipklriH, "arid when I did land In, tho wito ihct mo In tho hall, Sho regarded mo fur a full inliiuto In Hllnnce." "At length sho Bpuko'"' queried llio friend Hympalhctlcally, , "Vos," uHSentod tlio oHlor, "and nho iUho,siwko ut Jongtli," Y"