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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THUHSDAYi'JUSli 17, 1920 LETHBUIDGE, ALBERTA, A.FJFL RAILWAYS ilitter in Moritreal Con- vention Results in Defeat ot. XJdmpers1 Policy. RAILWAY WORKERS AND MINERS FOH CONTROL MONTREAL, June ment, ownership with democratic operatlon'.of AmeVican rail- roads here today by the Ameriean Federation of Labor (n its-annual conventfon'afier one of the bitterest fights on record. The roU call showed that 'govern- nient was endorsed by a vole; ot to Disorder reigned several times dur-. ,thfj- roll .cHll' when delegations of t tbc various crafts divided on. their Vole. i.1 "Steamr-Rolling Charged Charges or "stoam-rolling" hisrled at the cliair hy James DUUCRU i uf Sehttle add' other delegates, when }io dialed tho right call to dele- gallons lhat were split on the Ques- f (ion. Ayplause. liisses altemately greeted various delegates as ibey cast their votes. The building trades dele- gallons- a solid front Againat goverunlent ownership, sup- porting' President GonipDrs and the administration- forces. The rniiroad workers were sumtort- e1 by.-Jhc'griial .voting power of the United Mine Workers, machinist Uxlile vvorkere, work- VTS and-the metal trades cralt. first clash on the roll CTjrrcd when W. pfe- the, uuibn, nn- T delegatEcju cast, its (he proposal. J. A. the'carpenters, denied 'Mr; per- Ills 4ili yotej'for.uov- Lerninent.ownership. dtilegatcs -pro' barred tho ss coiinting the entire car- the proposal; I Mr'.'tempers' ruling lesultett in the delegation casting its entire (Continued on Page Nine.) Travelled, Over 400 Miles Dur- ing Week Taking Cognizance of Soil-Drift Situation. The Alberta Government Act Without Delay PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, have, during "the past month, undergone a serious time as a result cf high winds which caused over a wide area. Many fanr.ers have ksc the whole; or part of their crops beyond hope of The district most adversely affected is that lying north and wesj of the .In the area covered by the proposed-Lethbridge Northern irriga- tion project. v Irrigation ii the one perfect solution for the drifting problem. It-. Is the one remedy for the troubles of the farmers of that district which will be permanent. The Herald believes that the people of Southern Alberta, as one man, demand that the provincial government take Immediate steps to act the construction of the. Lethbridge Northern project under, way. Concerted action of the whole, south, all of which is liable to soil drifting either now or in the future, is needed. It Is pretty well established (hat the bonds of the Lethbridge Northern are going to be hard to dispose of with the money in their., present .nervpus'state.- To depend on getting the money for the construc- tlon of this big project In the usual way by the tale of the bonds private- v ly is likely to result. a long delay in setting the project' started. In 'the meantime there are many farmers throughout the district who have lost the. seed of this crop; some of them have lost it the second tirrTe after rcseedinp. Their credit Je exhausted. .They are In the posi- tion where of a permanent nature must be offered I" they are to remain'citizens of -Alberta These farmers'are not (ly-by-nlghts A great majority of them came to the district ten or twelve years ago and home- Mended have 'stuck to it, building up their homes in several of the seasons. To allow them to go practically to abandon their homes after so many years of hard effort to b'uild up what they have.would be heartless.' Now, therefore, is the'psychological time for'the governments of the country to co-operate to offer a permanent solution to keep these farmers on land and to. put them In where they can enjoy prosperity themselves, at the same tirne adding io the general prosperity of. the ince and the nation, If the construction of the irrigation system, on which" everything is now ready to start work, Is'the one sure solution, and if the money for. the be secured in the ordinary way, then It is up to the provincial and Dominion governments to act to secure the money. The provincial government has admitted, by its partial guarantee of the bonds of the district, that It has a responsibility in this matter. It should shoulder that responsibility to-the full now and make every effort to secure'the' money. There- Is.one avftnue through which it might be possible to secure the money. The'provincial government knows that avenue. The offer was hinted last year by the Dominion government thsft, if the provincial gov- ernment would approach Ottawa csking that the Dominion lend the money for this it might be forthcoming. This offer has never been con- sidered. 'N't- ipt has been made to use it as a basis of solution.-The farmers cf n Alberta, not only on the Lethbridge Northern project ..but .e south, know of-this offer and they have every right to ask wf: .113 not been Investigated to'the full. We know that Ottawa-- is sympathise towards the extension of irrigation in Alberta. Give Ot- tawa.an opportunity, to help. There is this to're'membsr when the south is-makrng this demand: the .Lethbndge Northern .Is the first irrigation project undertaken by the farmers: It, is the keystone to further irrigation development In'Alberta and Saskatchewan o'n those lands which art'now settled and which have 1 been.dry.farmed a-number of years, if the money can be found to' construct the Lethbridge Northern we have fio-doubt whatever1 about its ability of the'farmers' to repay their obligations. "Then olherAprojettB will follow, ancMarrners' irrigation projects-having been-established business propositions, the problem of private financing of future projects will be solved and the governments will be relieved of much, of their responsibility. '-h.fs-aiso for the governrnent to remember: the soil blowing' damage if not-eonfined to-the Lethbridge district by'.-any means To 'ay- that the north ..hsjXno soil drifting troubles is false. The Youiigstown o'StrictnQrthcast.of. Calgary has a fifty-mile stretch which is much more lt is "0 for the goverrimenl-to say that the irrigation and.soil-drlfting problems arc distinctly southern problems The farmers .of. the north, are entirely'-sympathetic in their attitude to- wards .the immediate aims of the- south to solve-the problem, 'for'our solution is their solution. i, "nno' to'view this whole prot lem half-heartedly. It u much too serious for that. What the Alberta' government snould do Is'to grapple with It without and by tcstina' every means of finding the money for the Lethbridge -Northern prS- ject, includingitno possibility of securing a loan from the Dominion'gov-' eminent for.thp work, prove to the farmers of Southern part of the prov they are in earnest in trying to overcome the hardest lem lit the'history of agriculture in Alberta. It is a man's job Premier Drury Foresees Peoples9 Party as Result of Farmer-Labor Movement Forecasts Change in Present Make-up of Earners Against Big Distinctive Farmer-Labor Coalition Cannot Last. ORILL1A, Onl., June (ween Ihe hifoor :uul fiirmer elt> Premier H. C. Dmitry jjtivc tin :uf-j incuts in Iho Onlitrio legislature, dress at a fiiriwrs' picnic IKTI-: suiil lie did no! ycslfwlny inti-j lirlievu such ;t parly mtttetl Ihiit somi.' oMlie'conccs-j pefnutneiil. It-vvnuUl tlevelup sio'i.u'ies in Ihc in has j verv smiill tit-en'. I parts of the south receivsuj isoaVing showers durniff. Ihe storm.! tlie rains were] Carefull> compiled i soured bj the. Indii TABER rain f.-cni three miles'; cast of Ltlnbridge at ''I'auei V tt i ell dovrn' to' old moisture. COUTTS SUBDIVISION Heavy Stirling: had. u downpour for forty minutes.- 'HeaVy iit N'ew Dayton Hdrner shading uii' east. Ht-tinsv.'ick ils to the tillitinec hc- tfiitiunully iif ollicnvisc. were! dispusrrl lo exjiloil loik-rs, lo a' firt'tilei1 or h'ss exleul. j CANADIANIZA TION WILL BE POLICY OF WOMEN OF DOMINION] ST. JOHN.' p., -June The'Ottawa low! has n motion on ian citl-j is I limn districts Tins line is now ii: 1 zenshij) .will tie the principal matters 1 health anil the medical director the gnoil hhapu for tne rest of' june. be 'eara ilflor lllc ''losc ot i lhal he leave si the end of the month. As Ihc debatf urogrosssd Ihorc was inorih swiurfi'q in o vc-'tho wnr' Tlri' mls i which. woTild uffoftViin onporluutty to: a division on a chairman's rmfag. Mr. I I with lesislation of the Imperial gov- nf L-nmo Cannon witri sncuklmr on the Etctiulsi- C. P. R. MINGS I'.lcific I'.iilw.iy ended June June Canadian p.iriiiiiKs for wcclv 1920, in- Hot Fight if WJ.B. Tries To Dry'Tlank In Democratic Platform LICK, June Democratic party leaders In confer- ence here on and platform planks to be presented lo the natijn- al convention in San Francisco predicted today that a hot fight would result if 'VVUIIam. Vertnlrigs Bryan attempted to insert a "bone dry" declar-, atlon in IM As a retaliatory move, it suggested' that a "wet" plank might: be offered for consitlerotion, Talicr district. again l.cavily ovcrcasl, from Al ikvlwith Ic3'slation of the Imperial gov m o K-rnmc-nt. nut.il had bsen found poa with dlsjiovc' of, pome oiilstauJIng business' Cannon was speaking on.llw aciiulii- now before Ihc boarrl. As rewrds Ihr-'tinn _of guns in England. The point was C. 0. F. NAME WINNIPEGGER diari Order oi I'Vreslcrjj in tiiclr an- nual convention elected Krcd II. Daviilsini. ox-mayor of, Winni- peg, as high vice chief ranger. sible to milifify.thc Onadliiu law In government's policy In Ihe future oji-'of ofrlcr was rafreil and (lie deputy the vvay and yet In lino eratioil of the Ilo'artl of speaker ruled H to .hy well Mr. i with Ihc Imperial statute-. ihc prime minijlcr said thai he ex-; Cannon appealed and Ihe was HIGH CHIEF RANGER' 'V- (N'orlli ask- peeled to have, a cotirerencc today i upheld hy B3 to 4S. the ProKresflvH MOXTIIKA1., June Cana- j cd If (he ai't could not provide per-! with ihc remaining comiiiisflouor.. voting will) the- government. serial nat'ir.-iliMtlofi tut tho Mnr'ilr.ck, and he would defer) King Motion Dclealed ns well as men. j making a sla'.enHint .until .aflcr Ihlsi KnlloKins prolonfied debate. Mr. Mr. DolKTty rcpllfd the Ki.ig's motion lo reduce Ibe vole minion could uol vary the provisions! Hir Hohcrl pointed out to tho house i by Cfl to The (jf the ad an.I malnlaln 'the uniform- j rccetil spill JudKniont. In ivt-s.-volwl solidly with Ihe oppc-sl- NOW MAKE PAPE.fi FROM COTTON FIBRE i'lUl, VK., .Tnni; 17- Aflcr experiments lasting over pciiod of tlivss monlhi. Ihs Slamscnll Scott Company of-Hopewell, announced lodaj The house adopted a motion by Siif Robert IJorden to on Salurdays and after Salurday nexl, Jun and il was hnpcd a fpe- cial hearing might be ilio case- enormous and retrenrhmenl wns vitally niovr-d a re- mat a new process of making Mr. MacKenr.fe King eaid that the op. paper pulp from colton 'flb'vn bad been developed and maniifiicture ot (he pulp in. fliiantltfcr. would be started soon. posillcra would- agree to this If u the: division this amendment was de: I thc'.gov-i fflated on if vole of 47 lo C1, tlifi Pro- eminent would be belter able to dc-i srcsslveVi voting with the Liberals. '-sonn. I v, v Hssurcd tbsil all Ihe Icgisla-1 lion lo he considered was nnjv. before Ilio i Kir Hobcrt replied thai 10 BAR SILVER YOliii, June ii i YOliii, June silver v v .ivHh.the exception of a non-coii- j Sl'Vi. mined In tlioTuUcd Staler. itie ilein was declared carried on division. Luxury Tax Adopted Ksrlle" in thn day llu: luxury ro.-olHtlonii tverf.1 adoplod anil the biU Introduced. ;