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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XHL TWELVE PAGES LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1920 TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 157. Building of A. F. of L. Will'Fight Outlaw Organiza- lion in Canada. WILL CAMPAIGN IN WESTERN CITIES MONTREAL.; June huild- organizations of tbe feder- ation at a'nieetlng hero today declar- ed war en the One Kg Union of Can- ada. They decided to send represent- atives froui each of !he 20 Inter- national unions of the building trades department Into Winnipeg, to open tho campaign. Union movement in Vancouver, Montreal and other cities will also be fought by similar meth bds. Bank Heads to See Drayton On Local Issue Mr. McKay, manager of tbe Royal Bank, has received a wire from the managing director of the bank stat- ing that ai a result of .the commun- ication received from Mr. Mafnoch, En regard to'toll drifting conditions in the district caused by winds, he and representatives of other banking Institutions have ar- ranged to meet the finance minister, Sir Henry Drayton, on Thursday to discuss th'e situation. Home Rule Bill Must Pass Hsuse British'. Government Issues an Emphatic Statement-to ThisvEffect. DEBJS Imperial Regime Burdens 'Will Not Be Undertaken. Without Certain Offsets. IP, FORCED TO PAY, jyjLL DEMAND CONSTANTINOPLE l-ONDOX, June Soriet does not recognize Us liability lor .Officials, of the building trades uu-1 Ion said that It hod been dccided'to j revoke charters of all local unions tllat fail'to oiist Qua Big IJiiion members. New locals'will be formed wherever a charter is withdrawn. As the Ohe.Ulg Union has not 'made1 much progress'.in tho United Stiles, It was stated, little attention will be given, the Equation there at the pres- ent time. Support Longshoremen MONTREAL, June Ameri- can Federation of Ijibor in Its annual contention liero today, unanimously pledged Its'support to tbo striking coastwise longshoremen ou the At- lantic'arid Gulf coast in "their fight for recognition and against the policy of the- open shop." O. A.'Anderson of Xew York, re- presenting ilio coastwise longshore- men; In asking the support of the fed- that tho steamship companies are refusing to arbitrate and'compromise tnc issue and "are breakers." is incorporation represent1 alive." .The'.bpeakcr alleged conditions; nt Texas; "de- claring that martial law there unnecessary and an attempt Thtrcoriverilion' was thrown Into a tumult when .Thomas Sweeney -of Chi-' cagb charged.that'ihe committees had a "motire" in holding back'the busi- ness of the convention by failing to report arid would "probably attempt to run things down the throats of delegates, on the last day." When President Samuel Gompcrs liad restored order, ho replied to the charges by declaring that tho attempt to "impugn the integrity" of Ihe com-, mittec was unfair as they were "faith- fully performing Ihcir' duties." Ho assured the cominitteo that there would he no.steamroller tactics. Tlio delegates, then by an ovcr- whelmiirg vote, defeated a motion to appoint a committee to get a report on the activities ot the mltlccs now in charge oC tho import- ant before (he convention. Tho convention at noon took p.n ad- journment until 2.30 o'clock. MARINE WIRELESS OPERATORS STRIKE FOR'HIGHER WAGES LONDON, June strike ot marine wireless operators which will affccl all tortB and shipping' was de- clared this morning by tho Assccla- 1 tlon of Wlraloso Telegraphists. The men are demanding an increase' in wage3 of approximately 180 per cent, over tho pro-war rates and also bet- ter working conditions. Under the siriko order, operators on ships arc Instructed to cease work when their voyages, end and not to sign for fur- ther trips. This is tho first general strike ot its kind and according to union men today, It may take on an International aspect. The Marconi headquarters on tho Strand'and on the rlociE will be picketed by. tho striking organization, It was laid. LONDON, June determination to pass the, Irish home rule bill was expressed In a loig emphatic statement to the hpuse of. commons sv.hen dlscus- sltm of the bill In .the committee stage was resumed in the house yesterday." The- members were warned that, "any supposition of an intention to abandon'the meas- ure Is'quite Some observations were riia'de during consideration of an'amendment to the measure moved by Sir Edward Carson and designed t.o-omlt the section of th'e bill giving' control Irish an Irish coun- cil The.anrtendment was defeated by a large majority. Tail May Fix oi'Grand Trunk System OT TAW Cin ad Ian tte coinpions yes- terdar, Hon.- Rl "Lemieux asked the premier it there was any truth in the news dispatch, to the effect that for- mer United States -president Wm, K. Taft was to be naiiied by tha govern- ment "as its arbiter ?n thfc Grand Trunk Railway arbitration case. The prime minister replied that ho thought tbe item merely rumored No appointment had been yet made, ho added. Taft Is "Mum NEW HAVEN, Conn; Juna President WiHIam.jr; .Tatt refused yesterday either to confirm or deny the report that ho-Is to he appointed ar- biter to fix the raliie of the Grand Trunk system., "I" cannot make any statement in regard to the matter.'" Le First Offer of Admiralty Is Not Accepted as Vessel Was Old One. debts contracted by Russia up to Xotember 1917 anil if compelled to meet (hem will havo various offsets, says the Times in reporting conversa- tions between Dr. Meyers and Greg- ory Krassin, RusEfau nolslievikl min- ister for trade aud commerce. Mr, KrasEin. wheu the matter was called to his attention, is said to hive replied that the existence ot any lia- bility illegal, but intimated that if the force of circumstances should make it desirable for tha soviet gov- ernment to accept such liability, tben the soviet government would, as A toimter-baiance factor, insist upon in- heriting the rights and privileges se- cured to Russia by former treaties Uc laid especial emphasis, U is tic clared, on .the convention ot 1915 which awarded Constantinople to Hua- ia. v In addition the newspaper asserts hat slated that If soviet Rus sia wftB compelled io bear tho burds )f the debts of the imperial regime i would insist ou vvritins oft agalns :hat debt charges incurred in overco'tn- ng'the attacks of vhUe rebels iriso :ar as such attacks were financed oi supported by any foreign powerr Bolshles in Kiev Area WARSAW. June The Bolshevik: are pouring Into the Kiev region, back ed by the greatest number oE diyi slcms the Poles have' ever faced, ac to reports received here today The Holes are withdrawing their, mail forces. Thoi Bolshevlki are entering; Kiev district from .the son In through first >t General Budenny.-; Opposite Kie% ;he Bolsheviki have encotmtered dlt acuities In crossing the Dnieper. 1 .4 l- Present Sugar Prices Are Due To( Gambling TORONTO, June "Present con- ditions of the sugar market are due to speculation and declaf-r cd Commissioner -Murdock of the Board oi Commerce at the sugar in- quiry today, as wholesale grocers, one after another, gave evidence that they sold their sugar In carload lots to Robert Anderson, a Montreal broker, at profit. Anderson Immedi- ately sent the sugar along to -British Columbia where it was sold ot a fur- ther profit. "This said Mr. Murdock, "did not remain in Ontario to the- wants of the consumers." Frank Feannan of Hamilton, John Garvcy and Rons of London, and other wholesalers told how they sold their sugar to Ariderson without open Ing their cars. They did so because they got more profit on it than they would have- received ia selling .to local retailers. CROP REPORT NUMBER 8. Southern Arifcrta is tke crop reason of .920. Duriajr the next lea days lie ot the crop, y II I be determined. During the past week since tba Jth ft'eekly crop report was issued, con- ditions from good, Lant Tuesday one '6C-tfcf worst wind slormi in the' Southern. raged all. beics particularly Es. vere In the .from Brocket east to tho Littla between the OlA- man and This had two bad effectisrlt blew oat many leldsjii th'e the storm, bring- ng this district up to BO per and it dried out trus.topsoil badly. rapidly as vas the case during June last year wften. there was no sub- surface moisture to draw oil. fjew Line Reports Good The line re- ports are tho brightest of tbe lot. Ther" have- been good rains all ihe way from Skiff to Manyberries dur- ing the past'Vock. On Monday at Manyberries-an inch of rain fell dur- ing a heavy thundershOTyer. On Thurs- day night much of the rest o[ tbe. line- was vlfilted and the farmers feel J certain getting pretty fair returns i fa any event. The, Cardslon and Coutts branches present-the next beat reports, al- though no rain 1ms fallen during the MIVEP All Crop Areas Show Reduction According to Preliminary Estimate of Statistical Backward April Was Cause of Alone Show Increase OuUlde UieJlrack of Ibis storm con- ..The wind damage is small, the dllio'ns are-net :so bad. In fact the Bub-surface, moisture ereu In tho ro- Sion.hardeifhlfc.lE iood, but there is luudi of Ilie c4pp ivhicli cannot Mae back while there "are other damaged fields whlch'.cin be saved only'by rain this week. Best and East South and cast of the city, and riorth'.of Cartnongay, where the vio- lent wind did much ICES damage. Ihe BituiUoo is TtrySiuuch better. While it is true thatViije, top! soil has been dried some fields have whipped, there still for oa excellent crop provided a'general rain comes in the next ten'.days.' The crops are growing rlgbt'ftlbng in-most places, and.ceem ,taking every advan- tage of the surplus moisture which was stored up'th -April and early Slay, Many'of these- crops will come through In epito of advente conditions, and the crop" will not i EP< wre ck n early' EO Spring Coulee and. Magrath country the only affected districts. OTTAWA, June Dominion .May enabled the seeding to be done bureau of statistics Issued today the 1 quickly and with a splendid "seed bed! first of a preliminary estinuite of she areas sown this spring to Grain, hay and potatoes, together with a report of their condition on May 31 as com The condition of the wheat at the end of the month was not far behind the average. The total area estimated to be sown uciiis .no imtcivu uiEiutu. Pile'l from the returns of crou reports.: to wheat in Canada for 1920 Is From Taber east on the Crow, from 1 The cold and backward April prevent- 000 acres, as compared with Stavely'iic-rtti'on tlie irnd, E., 'and ed almost any seeding during that acres, the final estimate ot 1919. Ths st; froni Carmangay noi-th on the Alder is not bad, but good rains would be appreciated. The Crow line west presents the worst situa- tiou, due to the wind storm.- Beady to Fight Hoppere' The hopper menace is developing in places, but the damage as yet is it is'not believed that it) will become serious. However, tho government and tho farmers arc co- operating and everything is in readi- ness to fight the pest. "Winter rye is Hearing tbe cutting stage and .the first week of July will see tho farmers.busy. This crop liad proved itself very this year and it promises 'to ,be widely fall as it is a good drouth (Continued on Page four) Bodylof Missing Roadmaster, Found in Elk River Search of Three Weeks (Special ift the Herald) telft- phorve messaiieT'Vent in here froin Waldo; by .MeDohald.r dis- trict road. "terrfoorj that the body of a fnan, much ds- been the Elk" river near tfiat place. Sta- tlonmaster Austin at once-.feft in .an auto for the" scene'of.the find to determine If possible if -the body was that of Headmaster John Telfer, who diSApptared from a hoiei in-EIko on the night of May. little later another mts-: sage was received stating that. Constable Gorman of Elko had identified the body as that of the mfssfng roadmaster. Perfect Solution for Soil Drifting Is Irrigation President Wood of U. F. A, Puts His Views on Important Matter in Concise Must Co-operate in Solution. Michigan Must Aid in Fighting Grasshoppers LANSING, Mich., Juno Four-counties today appealed to the Michigan farm bureau (or aid In fighting the grasshopper pest which Is reported to be spreading rapidly. The bureau has taken to furnish poison. Hundreds of acres of grain crops have been devastated according to county agents. OTTAWA, Juno 15 Canarlinn Is as yet no indication of the name ct tlio cruiser which Can ada will receive gift from the) British government. R understood that tho cruiser whlcfi was offered, to tlio naval by the liritish admiralty was rot sufficiently modern in design to' suit the Canadian au- thorities and Uiat.lhoy askei for a mofo modern vessel.' Captain Hose, naval adviser to Ihd minister of naval affairs, is now 'in..England, for the purpose of formally taking over the ships presented tho gov- ernment to Canada and It Is thought that lie has gelling the admiralty to grant Canada n modern cruiser. The name of the- ship prob- nbly will he announced in a few daysj when the naval estimates are again uiuler conslileralion. v SHOE PRICES SLUMP Juuo slump ,of approximately ten per cent. In slices has taken place In this city but it Is not regarded by manufacturers, id be a permanent change for iilo belter. The now tax on is given as a reason for Hie slump. Cheap due in accuinulnlion hero on account of Iransnorlntion dlllicultloi a r.ip-Eor. Trotsky Alive Although Murdered Eigrit Times CONSTANTINOPLE, June Max- im IJlvlnoff. assistant commissary fur foreign nffalra Ifi tlif Russian Bolshe- vik government, today received tele- grams from Leon Trotsky and Nikolai i Lenltio, respeclivly Ilolshevlk minis- i (er of war and premier. This appears j lo dispose of rumors that Trotsky had been murdered and thai Leninc had fled from Moscow. ''As far as I remarked M. I.itvlnoff, "this is only the time Trotsky hns been murdered." OLD DIES Two Little Kiddies Wander Away, Die From Exposure EDMONTON, June two children of Nicholas Hcrriges, a, homesteader residing miles west of Anselmo, who wafldered away from home about noon of last Wednesday, have been found dead in the' buch about a mile distant from their home. Death was, undoubtedly due to exposure and starvation, according to the information contained In the wire received from Constable Collon of the San Gudo detachment of tho provincial police. Alabama Faifs to Ratify Woman Suffrage Amend. BATON ROUGE, 15. proposal to ratify the wo- man suffrage federal amendment was defeated by the lower house of the state assembly today, 67 to 44. The senate last week de- feated the ratification resolution'' Archbishop Mannin In NaistyBreak j Refuses fp Sland for "Stitv Swingled Ft Was "English" Anthem. month In tho prairie- provinces, but the decrease this year is icres. excellent weather which came in with lor 12 ppr cent. The area to be har- vested of fall wheat is acres, so that the area under spring wheat Is acres, against. acres in 1SJ9. Of oats tne total acre- age sown Is estimated at acres, against 14.852.000 acres last year, an increase of acres, or two per cent. Barley has an acreage of in 1920 as compared with jiyc as agafiiEt peas "218.065 against mixed grains SOO.SOO as against hay'and clovc-r as against and alfalfa as against 226.869.' These crops all show a follows: Barley, alfalfa of three per of five per cent., and hay' and clover, of one- per cent. Mixed grains arc practically equal to last year. The end of May Is rather too early for definite reports on the "areas planted to potatoes, but a preliminary cellmate of areas planted, or to be is S02.500 acres as against S1S.7U7 acres last year, a decrease N'EW YORK, June refusal of tho ilost Rev. Daniel Ma'nnix, D.D., U..D., archbishop "If. the governments cannot co- operate to make the people stay on the land they should co-opcr- ato to get the pcoplo was the concise and emphatic way in which President Wood, ot the U. F. A., sized the situation in re- gard to the soil-drifting that has taken place as a result of tho high winds that have been prevailing and the responsibility ot tho Fed- eral and Provincial governments towards dealing and coping with, tho situation. In conversation with tho Her- ald, the president ot the U-. F. A., who was in tlio city, on Monday, expressed himself in accord with given to tho Herald by Xl'r.. llarnoch, which has been published, and with the steps he liad laken lo draiv the attention of the authorities to the seriousness ot .the situation and to deal with the same. "It is no naid Mr. "Wood, "trying, to conceal facts. It is only by bringing them to light that they can be faced and dealt with." "It is vital that, tho govern- ments should lake action to meet the continued Mr. Wood, "or else, ag quoted, do something to get tho people away. said Wood, "is the patent, remedy to counteract the evlla of soil-drifting. The grow- ing of rye may bo of assistance but tho perfect solution lies in Irrigation." of Melbourne, to stand while "The'SUr- Banner" was being played by the jiand 'on the United -Slates steamer'Ventura in Honolulu harbor has resulted In a protest to the United Stales department of state, iiccoraing to a special dispatch from published in the New York.' World thfti mcrnlngi According 'pateh the archbishop' was alonp In his refusal to stand, while, other', citizens of. Australia on hoard- Ventura paid homage to the United States nag. Thf! dispatch continues; Archbishop Mannix, ft has been re-' ported iln dispatches, proposes tn visit Ireland 'before returning to Australia. The proposal is -not favorably receiv- ed by tbe British government and the dispatches said Rome had been asked to dissuade the Australian from carry- ing out his plans. It has also been published that there Is a movement tp have Archbishop Marinix succcctl the Venerable Archbishop Loguc as lloman Catholic primate of Ireland. Archbishop Mannlx was born nt Cliaiesvillo, county X'or.k, Ireland, on Jlarch 4, 1S64. MannixT Excuse SAX FRANCISCO, June acres, or two per cent. Time of House Tuesday Taken Up With Fisheries Problems. "t! OTTAWA, June house pass-, ed the evening In supply on the esti: mates of the fisheries branch and of (he health department. In connection-. with the first named. Col. Peck. V.Cv of Skeena, discussed the British Col- umbia situation In some detail. 'For over 30 years, be snid, politicians bad; been going up and down the country talking alrant a while British Coluni- bla, but It was getting more yellow each year. The Japanese wero gain- bishop Mannlx on his arrival here said I ing control of the fisliorlf.s Induslrv. lie believed the "Star Spangled Ban- ner" was un English anthem, because !io heard sonic men singing whom ho thought were English. For this rea on ho declined to rise when asked. StIU.HFlOOK. Out., .Tnno lam poMniaslcr of XTillbronk. j liurhiin county, loi', years, died .-f lyeaterdaf asrrd sn ___ EIGHT KILLED, 50 HURT IN WRECK LA JUNTA, Colo., June Eight persons were killed and fifty wounded ntnf Rene, Colo., today when eastbound .Sonta Fe tr.nln No. 4, the ''California Limit- was wrecked. Relief trains carrying doctors and nurses havi been dispatched to the scene, A broken crank on the engine caused the wreck, according to In- formation here. Four coaches left till track. Government Gives No Hint on Policy As to Wheat Board OTTAWA, Juno 15. in llio house Ibis afternoon A. McColg asked tho prime' minister his Intentions regard- ing the wlicat board, lie said he had received a number of telegrams fanner protesting agnlnal extension of tho board another season. Sir Ilobcrl Bordeii sairl thut the gov- ernment would give notice of. its In-, teiitloii in tho usual way ns soon as n I Ottawa Veterans decision had been reached. -_ yard aro taxable at 10 per cent over a J15 price. Killer (North Waterloo) ask- ed why the minister had excluded hats from the list upon which Ihe tax wag levied on exccaa. Thy minister replied that a person could bo very extravagant or very economical on hats. Ho proposed. Sir Henry Draylon Makes State- ment in House Covering This Matter. 1 t OTTAWA. June Canadian and It was the Japanese ambition tii get control of tho Pacific mercantile marine. The Fraser river fisheries, formerly of great importance, had become seri- ously depleted liy American fishermen and as a "last straw" MacKcnzie ami Mann had blasted a huge piece of rock iulo the Fraser river canyon. Col. Teck. claimed also that new fisheries regulations were being wrong- ly interpreted. had not, he said, been loyally enforced by the chief fisheries inspector. There was also some criticism ot maritime province members! Mr. Sinclair, Anligonlsli boro, complained Jhat fisheries guard- ians had been reduced In number froffi 843 {o 100. but thcre'had been no saving in the salary total. Following some general the fisheries estimates were held over (o permit consideration ot tho health to a question In the department estimates, house yesterday. Sir Henry Draylon said that no Interest was yet due from the government of Hiimfinin'on the credit extended by-Canada. "A bond of Sir Henry continued, "han been deposited wHhj the Bank of Montreal. Ijondon. snb-1 ject to tho order of the minister of] finance, Each mnnih a statement of, the advances, Inc-ludlng Interest fromjLargC Measure of Autonomy tbe diiltj of the advance lo the. end! ntt r Is Being Uttered A number of these were proposed as well as the housing: schema rovotc of thirteen million dollars. lion. Mr, Kowell announced the budget proposals would bo tho first business tomorrow, Tho house adjourned at 12.40. of tho month, at live a half pel" cent., Is sent forwnrd and Iho Bank! of Montreal endorses on tho bond the total amoujflts of such accounl. When all pnymcnts for contracts entered Into previous to Dec. 31. 1319, have been made; thin bond will be excbiing- cd for dollar detenlures of Hie gov- Tho house then went. Into committee on tho. excise lax and Sir IJenry Draylon formally moved amendments however, to raise tho rallies from of Humania rarrj-lnfc interest at 5 1-2 per cent., payable half-yearly. These payments are expected to br completed by August 1. and Interest will not be -due until such exchange Taking Political Action OTTAWA, June Oreat to the general resolutions making thai War Veterans' Association, by a vote tax, on boots shoes, ordinary clothing, men's and womon'3, and and carpets 15 per cent, on prices in excess of a fixed amount instead ot has been effected." In regard to the credit to Greece, first payment of interest be due on June 30, 1920. of 74 to S, decided last night at n d- clal meeting to take no action on the' manifesto Issued by President Maxwell1 VANCOUVER BOY DROWNED I.ON'DON, June negotia- tions b'jItiK carried on here between the Egyptian delegation, headed by- Xighlnl Pasha and Viscount Milncr. secretary for the colonies, are report- ed to be making satisfactory progress. II Is staled that Oreat Britain'has of- fered Egypt a large degree of auton- omy on certain grounds. It was impossible to hold these in Cairo owing to Ihe boycott pro- claimed against Ihe Milncr mission by Egyptlan Nationalists. PROCLAIMS AUTONOMY OF EASTERN THRACE of the Dominion command calling upon E 10 per cent on tlie whole amount. the local Join with their "Footwear is taxable over'JO.OO per fellow citizen's In demanding that par- 5.00; over- llament go to llio country. pair and men's suits over o coals over 550; women's over dresses taxable at 15" per cent, on amount paid over Used, price. Carpels over {0 per A lively discussion preceded (he vote in which the majority was strong- ly opposed to political action by the associailon. VANjCOUVBK, Jll Masmonko. nine yea oldest of a family of nine children, was drowned in Jlurrard Inlet night when he fell on' a Ing. Tlie boy's Is serving n Jull at Ofcilln prison farm, PAIIIS, June Col. Jaffar Tayar. nne 15. Russell j Turkish commandant at Adrianoule. ,ra of ago, nnd tho has proclaimed'the autonomy ol Bast-' ern Thrace. He has also.disavowed the portc and formed A cabinet, ac. cording to dispatcher from Ulrica- salch, forwarded iff lliu Corre- spondent at Athens. L ;