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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta EGGS AT 36 CENTS A DOZEN THE YEAR ROUND CAN BE HAD IF WE REORGANIZE THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM ENGLISH GIRL MUNITION WORKERS ARE TRAINED TO BE THEIR FIREMEN ENCASE ON AN EMERGENCY Faulty Handling Causes and Consumers lo Lose Money on Little Red Hens BillionDollar D5TAL SYSTEM AND MAIL ORDER IDEA ADAPTABLE TO CORRECTION OF EVIL D extracts from ni Ill Apnrs tlic brilliant 11c yew York Sun will lo Canadian lioiisiirircs itntl nnd 1o crcrtinnc to be able to cnl eggs as used to before By soul of the Figure these O you want eggs at 36 cents n dozen year in nnd year out Of course you whether you eat them at cents a couple nt Hie big hotel or have them cooked In your own kitchen at six cents 3G cents is exactly the urice nt which the farmerwants you to have have increased the crop everybody Why dont you get them at that has lost and we are decreasing the price The egg market today is just Because what is everybodys busi where the orange market was before eggs nt three cents each and you get total exceeding the continents wheat You got R total ex ceeding our gold crop ten times Yet we leave the handling of that billiondollar crop lo hit or and In this yenr of nil when we should ness is nobodys nnd our way of solving the biggest food prob lem before the cbuntry food is to stand up and howl about every three then sit back gorged with selfsatisfaction till the prices go up another Tfien stand up and howl some In the last year consumers have gone broke buying so that the citrus growers cooperative union took hold of glut one day nnd prices that set the orange grow ers destroying their groves in bank then famine inoranges and prices sky high and orchard specu lators exploiting more If the farmer year in and year 36 cents a he would make money on his egg In in the days before wages and overhead American housewives formed a league to stop j were so high he used to clothe his or family on theegg crop at from 1C whatever you Jike to call have j to 22 cents a and though the family did not go in for squab for These tags are filed Ml u J u lul U 1 f lULLl silk hosjery and certain racks m post office and buys a white tag and regis ters herwant and woman up in Ruralaniu wants to sell a dozen office gisters her It is then for the gone worse than brdke handling They found themselves loaded up with tons and cases and carloads of plumes in hats they had more profit j A woman in the city wants a dozen eggs going rotten on their hands then from chickens than they have She goes to the nearest post fore they could be j One group of Xew York is the farmer to get 30 tutors dropped in about ten cents for eggs andthe city man to And farmers and poultrymen j pay only 36 cents for eggs Obvious raising eggs havegone out ofbusi ly a cooperative union sucii as the ness mad as the proverbial wet The country is today full of aban doned poultry To be perfectly our food dis tribution has gone hopelessly addled for precisely the same reason that nn egg goes Too much hot air We have been so fussily busy running round scoldmg about it that nobody lias sat down tight to the of finding out what Is the matter patting it is the matter If you could always buy eggs at 36 EVERYBODY NOW WEARING SILKS i Cost of Other Fabrics fitniQ i post office to forward the buyers tas citrus growers is to tne colmtry nnd tag to tor the egg crop comes from every the to get the money from one scattered corner of the rural and the eggs from the Citrus fruits come from I closely condensed and concentrated j Three Agencies Possible HREE agencies may be used to connect buyer and Seattle is putting a State bill through to permit municipalities to own and operate market terminals T which shall have collecting agencies rents you would buy so many that iu the countif and distributing agen J the Municipal manage alsothe idea in the mind of j ihpre would always be ac active mar for If the farmer could always sell eggs at 36 cents he would raise so many that there would always be an oi Why dont you both do it Bigger Crop Than Wheat POULTRY is one of the grestest crops of If you put all the eggs of the country on one side of a line and all the wheat of North America on the other side of the the value of the eggs would add up about higher than that of the biggest wheat crop Canada and the United States together ever Thire is no accurate way of getting a census of the hens egg job out on the for sometimes she tiank like our market ing all her labors go But you can get the census at the market end of the Dealers tell us wa use one egg a day for every in the ment New Yorks new L Cost of Service Small UBIX thought each post office could cover a radius of 100 or 13U miles for the If de mands did not come as fast as the produce the farmers would either store or autanvuically lessen output and prices would fluctuate accord The postal rate for the could be set for exactly the cost of the and experts do not think that would exceed five cents for ten The system would be Said of I fact that thefarmer in his business transactions is really out Thenthere is the mail order busi ness through parcels If 90 per of world trade is done through why not the trade in non nonbulky foods Eggs are no more fragile than the cutglass that comes through the and mail order houses do a business a Why not the farmers billion dollar egg busi To be sure a mail order house do ing a business a year em ploys a or a a year man to drive it but whtn the farmer is now losing half a billion a year on eggs and the consumer is now losing half a billion a year on eggs wouldnt a a year man to save that half billion be cheap It is a big job and it needs a big David now of the Interna it varies every day and tional Institute of form e hides her crop under ly Is really the origin ator of this of handling certain kinds of and it has been ap proved by the i ritical of the greatest American maif order Lubins is to print certain tags as we now print say white for blue tor pink MoleCatching a New Occupation for English Girls T ADV niulccatrhcrs art1 mKv at wurk on tin on l he Our iU UUV lUu slatof Sir and tu shows it iaiiahl lawed from the law of supply and Forces Even Workers to Choose By AR has caused a revolution in dress goods Silk us ed be special fabric for the now the business girl no longer looks with envy at tho ex pensive they too can wear the erstwhile exclusive It is now the leading dress Everybody Is wearing silks because in the long they are far cheaper than many other Cottons and woolens aro expensive and supplies are so Under these Canada is becoming1 ono of the largest silk tie buys and sells under thelbuers ln the world fool law of chance and In is rapidly becoming the chief centre buying and selling he does not the newlydeveloped silk They Stuck to Their Pests Though Urged to Leave rarliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of said There was a serious firn In a munition factory In London last Within four minutes of the call being given the women were at with the help of four bad their hose at work on the The women stuck to their though some of the men warned them of their danger anil urged them to Our photo shows sortie of the women at Fine Organization Traces Our Wounded and Missing It Sends Searchers All Over Britain and Right Up to the and All Possible Information Is Secured for the Comfort of Wounded and Missing of Imperials and Overseas Forces By FLORENCE SOMEWHERE IX May OUNDED and missing This term stands for one of the most interesting organizations in France whose workings we xeyamincd into W what he but he wants it migh ty If the merchants and man ufacturers were to do business as the Average farmer does it would soon place the merchant or the manufac turer as far away from the law of supply and demand as is the farmer away from it at the present The third agency is one being push ed by James Fourth It applies to all the smaller food such as en which there hideous waste from delay and ruch excess cost from idoa is to have postal motor vans collect food at central agencies among the farmers and bring it to central agencies among the proposal of van ser throughout the country might is buying huge Today there is a long list of firms carrying on a big business in iks in Toronto nnoVthe list is continually In 1910 Canadians im ported silk and silk fabrics to the value of During tho past fiscal year these figures were in creased by nearly four and a half million Before the war Switzerland and France enjoyed a very profitable trade with but this has been cut ganization founded to bring com fort and assurance to those who re ceive from the War Office that most dreaded of all messages Most deeply regret your son or husband reported missing since The agony of suspense In such cases is morn intense than that of as the already wrought up to the highest tension by the constant waiting for bad imagines the details of the most horrible and heartbreaking All casually whether of Imperial or overseas having boon sent in to the British or Can off by Some of the best aclian Rod at 011Le searchers French still come to It is stated that the French authorities see to as it is in the interest of France iiftcrthewar have been furiously opposed by the to keep up overseas a yearsgago rUlroads htivii m but to railroads day i he they can do and are glad to be re lieved of iluch of thi congestion in the cities couli be avoided by hauling freight at night on street car lint the Fourth is just now attemrKinc motor van service from farm tu The first trial was a 100 mile covered in twelve from to New The cost u the Government was The receipts were the revcnuj honey and chickens were the freight The post office has now twentyone such trucks sells collects produce and makes As country people receive from eight to ten parcels by post for ono they send the post office figures that the farm to table vans will really only IK earning their return freight by a OIK truck will haul the produce four farm a saving of a day to tho The of this system Is thlt it will pay its way from the begin only appropriated Im a the HO that the growth uf the sys tem will be The defect of the system is Jtiat It leaves thn fanner to find his trbutiiiK agency at tho end of route and it leaves consumer tu find his supply agency out on the But the cardinal defect of all the systems Is that no one master hand tulles hold with a grip of iron and a drive of steel and puts them We then we then we pay Kggs cents are set to work to systematically and methodically unwind this ravelled thread qf and in nearly every case they eventually succeed I In running to earth thn every movc of the wounded or missing lov ed ono from tho moment he entered the tranches till he paid tho tions in some On tho other sincp war shut Canadians off many of the Euro pean silk jobbers and oras so often is s iliseovcicd in either a German or Imperial h fact lire rs in the United States hive captured a great share of the But much of this comes to Canada Lord Hobert Cecil was the brilliant from and other countries via founder of this which begun its endeavors in the Scptom ber of 1914 ill Lord Lucaaof London IK Its supreme with of fices in and Staff Director In with McKejizie as Miss completes the execu and Ihe entire work is done vol with the exception of that of the typist and a few of the The scheme directly following Its inception covered only the but naturally with the prolongation of the war has grown tremendously the United Japanese Imports Large THE Japanese arc busily seeking direct commercial connections with Canadian A prominent merchant informed the writer that Japan intends conducting a very vigorous trade campaign in connec tion with Canadian He stated that Japanese merchant princes aro even to organize a new line between Vancouver and jln and was very shortly ex While lare quantities of raw to covpr spun and in the are imported into quite a lot of madeup Is yet another materials also brought im Dur Ing a set period of eight blouses and shirts worth were also Bilk socks and stock ings worth Of this worth came from thn plies to 1 n exported nearly to the H is claimed that the reason why Switzerland excolls In the present manufacture and sale of colored is because of bur closn proximity to Being Switzer i land has batn able In Import all and the Hinull remainder ciuie Uimia of cierman dyes so much from the Iaited Over worth of silks specially provided for under various headings provided in the De partment uf Commerce were of this amount luzen next came from Hie 1 460 from Japan and from the United The exports are therefore much below the average No Connoisseur of San who recently rebuilt winwrecked French village ut his own apropos of the an amusing A friend of Crock ers story remarkable for the bail wines he My eiilerluining rather important turned lo bin fiMn period worth new butler and sain j of ilk fabrics for neckties was irn is thisthe best luret I Thu idwjss weaver specializes aiil ill in lie does In lie aint its ihc best Jsjuld for and much above the average for the United Although many thousands of Canadas sons are in the beau brumnifll and he must have his tastes And lie docs get tluiii for during rst eiiiht months of the recently needod ill silks for ties and There are no conclusive evidence to prove but friers seem to prove the vcracily of ths fif ihe general silk fabrics valued at imported during the past fiscal Great Britain sent over United and Other items of silk Canada during the brought into past arc silk sewiiu and embroidery silk in gum or spun with other fabrics In United tho silk business has Miuwn tu stupendous branch of the British Reel that marvellous organization that pene bringing and the most unexpected A Canadian Woman Sajureher WE were shown the monthly ures by the and they total many In Eng Krtfl there arc many women Can adian lied Cross in France Only Miss Phoebe Wright of Ot tawa holding this proud Her official designation IH Visitor for The rest are men and they penetrate right up to the front line making most enquiries wherever they the method being as fol lows Either the Canadian or the British Red Cross is informed that Captain or Private is missing the Red Cross reports this to the secretary of the wounded and missing who immediately puts a searcher on the Tho object of scorch may be traced through Eng that is to thn searcher goes through the men in bin baltalion coming down tho list till he may find a man who was In tho same pla This man may be in hospital in Very well The search er him out from him If he knew the man they It when nnd where did he see him last If hn did not SOP him actually taken prisoner or who did he think would be likely to do so If he saw him bow did he die Did he 1 peaceful Had ho any last Then comes the task of as close ly ny possible all the evidence and siftlnrr it tho case of man who was seen to fall but wns not killed In possibly the first man can give tho name of another man who still In ho trenches who saw the A man searcher Is Imme diately sent and all possible In formation extracted from man 2 may In thn been In that cnso must nnlt Every Case Traced IN Mm cnso of u man being taken unless actually upon which am Imme diately instituted through the medi um of London and Tcnrva nil this detailed information is sent too to next of Many are tlie unwritten deeds of heroism brought supreme IWnsho Instantly k I linger his ten to llcrht hy the Red Cross ninnv II been dis covered ing their lives for dreds of monthly aro received by this organisation from grateful rolallves who nre comforted In learn ing of the last moments of their loved nnd what must be lie joy of receive the wel Intelligence the missing is found cornlurliildv cared for in of our I was Intensely interoatpii in loak Ing over tho monthly records to come across the name of Jaffray so well known to many of and to learn that he had boon killed In stantly ami Thorn were many letter cnnflrmlnK the In this pnrMnular the secre tory spoke very of I1 tstyen this department and silks mixed wmwnrk hY In the liilbt nf the dlspusslnn under way In roarunl tho noullessness of Ibo Office It Is must rcfrrntlnblo Hint owing to one Isolated Instance filch an should have Kot i never the wounded icr of nnv eriMipaljni Irrn sn full Irniled ami cired nml never ITS more quantities of of which got a im ported the United Slales amounted Hi average priee is six a so thut the total was n lir uluk iind AID FROM CANADA TO THE REFUGEES Friends of French Peasants are Active Pro viding TALES Over Refugees in One Village as Result of Ger man T ENRl the well known French author of the Last Dnys of Fort Vaux oC Verdun has lately been to thn Swiss frontier to witness the arrival of the repatrles at Every day and twice twelve to thirteen hundred repatrles are put down at that and in n convoy of six about two hundred will be average of eight hundred a It Is of thoseonly he The station Is decorated with There is The children get out so and ono sees it at They quickly form Into WatchUhem In good no no They ar rive at the where the recep tion takes They sit nt long by preference in groups from the same Suddenly the light is There Is a thena burst of as though their lives had been vV in a At At last I see a child smile Surely will be these but see they are Arent ypu little I had some thing this Thats no Rea Would you like an Orange or chocolate Butwill there be enough for tomorrow strange rtticstipns many sick What is your mon petit And your other rfame I dont Where is your father Mle was taken And your mother She is And my child She was killed by a Do you understand They arethe children without anyone In the world to look after without a without a And because war has ravaged their they art re lucned to us like have packed them off to gether or like But they are living bits of France coming re turn of the A young Gillet Motte of to the frontier to meet some relatives among a con voy of She was overcome by the her sorrow was translated Into She Doctors and nurses must be there to meet They must have linen and clotlifiig of all Many HeartBroken Children O the work was and to O day the Secours Aux Boulevard des has adopted over eighteen hundred 01 plum or lost a great number of and Thus is came to Gillet Motte did not know that her destiny and you who read you did not know that you were going tohelp the you are gojng to help Jenny Iluart Her mother was killed in She has cared for her six brothers nnd on they must all be sent to the sanitarium fur tuberculous Some trag edies are even more An order was givuii at Qucntin to evacuate Immediately a certain Mucuirc lias three aged five two and the youngest a few begins to gather some clothes then trem in an agony of ter she throws herself out tho The old grandmother takes the Here are Jean aifd Gilbert aged five The brought them all this way only to She leaves us her little Make hem the country will need What finer will and testament could there ba Ulan these lust words from a woman of Ihe people The individual stories of these chil many oC whom do not know wbut has happened to thuir urn Shall we content ourselves with sighs of work of tho Heuours mix llo patrles Is They are con tinually obliged to open new ijtw The lied Crusu haa opened one of litres hun dred The American lied Crosa lius installed two for aick The Friends of 21ti Poplar Plains are adopting one of these whloh will be called La They will bu glad to receive contributions of childrens clothjng newor In excellent condensed mac may be made payable to thu Tho Friends of V Nl yet rontractcrs are uf 111 I WHicU died In giv anil hun ;