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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT rim lEruFmincp; DAILY THURSDAY, JUNE 2-1, J920 Who Are These Airmen H.H, Fitzimmons, the Manager On t 'being s j 4lb of l ttiree and :i overy i CauaiU: hell IMCttis iu Ms wounds. gianU'i a armisti la' was Feb. Without much iiutsuim, the USM knfowii railroader. a( least of 5-ounger generation, from ou? of the Crow's Mest bram'b to itie oihir. ot Ihe C.P.R., was is Whc-n coiimu'm'ius. very much of a kid. who could shuffle his feet in au exact imltmtion of a rail- road train approaching and ileuarims. te was popular amonfi railror.ders. Wherever they foregathered. was pressed into service for a ctos or soft shoe dance, ai which he was BO mean artist. As a kid he Icok lo railroading, like a Cblnaiuan does to washing. U came by in his H years' of service with Ilie C.P.H, first as a "tiiakie." later as conductor, and at limes yardmaster. toth at Frank, and earlier at 1-eth- bridge, he was an outstanding em- ployee for his "get up aud Then the Oenuin Kaiser took .thp cards and dealt a hand to the world. He thought he had an "ace" In the hole, and we grant that he did. but the "Joker" was "wild." and the sky was the limit, so the rest of the world till 'Old Bill" bad all his chips in aud could not borrow any more, then, he was "called" and he only had a bob-tail Klusher was right. "As we meant to say. when Ihe world war began. Harry Fitzsimmons joined 'as a hill-Hedged private in No. 2 sec- skilled railway unit n; Calsary, 'as many other western railroaders He proceeded overseas and while I this service was recommended for 'his commission on the field. About this time "Fitz" got Ihe flyias bug. It looked good to him after snaking boi cars over the "hump" nil those vears. At rate lie ul'tained transfer to ilie Hoval r'lyins Corps in He in'o Lraii'ii'.g at St. Leonards. spent some tlie ot his 'nut tl't-' constant urge to establish an air bas iug it or, ills lalth In tUe possibilities [hit ln> foresaw in aeroplane, a commercial eutori'riso and Iu tnsi itesirr- 10 sfc Canada keoi> tier place.) at Winchester and New llumney. ia in aerial development.) Oo his return d> France as a ineiu-j fain. Fred McA'iiii. ihc.l'inneer of Kr oi liraiu'h oi the service tie avi.ilii-r. in Western Can- posted io 5.' Squadron Il.K.C.; all-i of the Canadian as a t'lvlns Officer Observer, being i 4jl. service As'soelJlion deptltilv'J full innlifiwl ar.d holding certiticates j last fall to a as a finished aciial navigator, a wire-! jl1Kli branch of this association In Ivsi ortiver and also aerial i.hnliv j r. This Meant cc-nslaut flyinp, W1IS there ueiug as it was Just about (he time or airiaen wko call tSigland and France were dunonstrat-, infi their sufcrio.-'iy in (he air, and j Tlic-u rtttlcr than u jock.'y with- the flyers with their oos.ervi-.-s norse" decided Leth- penetrating and dtejie.- behind j Drijgt. was sure enough the Hun lines. liombing was I'ccom-1 of its own He ir.K one ot tho gentle pastimes o! toe immediately stt to work. Joining tip day. and photgraphy from the air was Ibey "m once or- beginning to show (ha reitiits. tSat, Ur.d bunched Lethbrldse justified the rifk and Half a PineappSe For One Dessert In Jiffy-Jell desserts the fruit fla- vors are abundant. For iustancc, half a pineapple is crushed to.malcc the flavor for one pint dessert. This is done in Hawaii from fruit too ripe to ship. AH Jiffy-Jell fruit flavors are made from condensed fruit juice. They come in liquid bottle in each package. That is true j of no..other quick gelatine dessert. A few ccnts.will serve a. real-fruit dessert for six people. No artificial flavor, no saccharine. It is the most, delicious fruit dessert available, and it comes in ten choice flavors. ot (he dare-devils ot the Allied Plying Corps. Frencti sirafiug was tlie day" and "goodnight'1 call of these airicen as they passed over and back into Hunland io bemb lines of com- niunications or spot for artillery sliuots. Ai this end cf Ihe game Fitisim- nioiis had a wealth of expt'riencs. He took part in 05 of the official bomb raids, and then there ,were side is- sues, off to decide bets. etc.. the flyers taking livtle slaps at Hiene on their own account, to sc-Ule EOiue pet peeve, or Just to ho batting li----- out of the Huns. Of credited 700 hours Hying. 3M! of them were spent paying respects to Hiene, and over his lines. One can only guess, and t-ven- witii a first class imagination, it would be hard to realise just what experiences the ticn iu this branch ot the service ran up agaiust. But on July 151S, whild return ing from a bomb raid on Posieres, with the rest of the suuadron. the machine in which "Fitz" was flying was attacked by 14. Hun machines, practically all of which were the fast "Fokker" plane. All in a day's workl 'Fitzsimnions shot down two and brought his machine to earth safely behind our lines, his pilot having been rjadly wounded earlier in the j tangle. "Fitz" himself was shot through the thigh by an explosive bullet. .'Another.. Hun bullet tore th.-ougt his Hying holmet'but he con- sidered himself fortunate at that. Fifty-one bullet holes were counted in th.o plane. Som.a slevs! For this particular exploit Harry was recom- mended for a decoration. This exploit earned him a "pass" to Blighty, very much preliminary but ccutent to feel tcetr way. a machine xvas ordered. luul has now in commission for weeks, ser.ser carrybs commenced the last ot May. and on a recent tour of the South Country it number of con tracts were signed up by the hustling for exhibitions tliroufihout the s'jmutr, and there ave more to come. initnoris says this is merely a start. He has vision, bat future plans fyr uir activity in Alherta are yet tlieir iursncy. Until they are sure of their ground no announcement as to the future has yet been made. Uut the l.ethbridgo Airtrsfis Ltd.. are nut'marking time, nnd under the progressive management, much pre- liminary ground wlil be broken this Aircraft service in Alberta will Many Take Institute Had Very Success- ful Dance, The Rev. Urant of Letubrldg'o belU services iu the Lutheran c'ourch here on Su.udey.13lh inst. Miss who "visiting KIT sister. Mrs, the past lo.hpr home at lilt? Shrines 6u Jlr. nml Mrs. M. J. Conntir'ainl ftiiu- ily to bach ou fSYorn Our Own Cwi WARXBU. June -'-'.-.-I and Ueut. ntzsimmoiis of 6 The Missus Derrick ar.d Mohan i home from school in the U, arge and apprccfaiive andicncea out to hear the speaker for the ay who was Mr. S. S. Dunham, of -ethbridge. Mr. Dunham is well ac- uaititn'j at Co aid and bis bearers rere pleased to have him .in their :ildsl again. He gave two splendid trongly-wordetl and timely addresses i the work and value of the IJ.F.A. lovcinetu In totfay'-i activities. The eoplo'cf Coaldalc appreciate the coin- ng of Mr. Dunham the more because hey know that he had various other nvitaiions to speak at other places n the province. The financial drive for Uift genera! expenses of the church work at Coal I ale for the year now entered upon s being made this week, A number of canvassers going in pairs are on seeing everybody and getting thel promises or assiatancu lor tbc year The men who have the work in hani confident that tbc whole amoun necessary io carry on the work fo the year will he promised by the em of the wrek. when Mr. nosomwcrtl: tho pastor experts Io arrive horn after his holiday in. the northern part of the province. Ufi'h we have had two level showers in this district las week or so -.till most of forme: irrigating ihesc days th alfalfii really for tlie mower in th near future. The alfalfa i? now feyt high in places ;uul fine 'Tho crops are all doing well 1 this district. The ElnfT and board of Ihe s hope to b'.1 aide in clou- Monflfiy. The T'riiic-iiml ar preparing commencoiuouL cxerc to lie-Id in the nflcni'Kiu. The present. After several months, Southward, Atfert'on. suddenly her speech len informed" tbat her friend, Earl anchard, was -drowned. advancement uj (1 io riiad'i nnd a fc-w fir? t of the will Tin will inviting Micir pai-cntn lor tl even', A jrotid liair Is expcoteil RQniHOUSEHOlD Canadas Best Flour MAKES THE MOST WONDERFUL BREAD AND'PASTRY YOU EVER SAW; HANDLED BY ALL GROCERS. AN ociLvii COOK BOOK A tire for every all "Dominion" L 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 'Royal Cord' 'Nobby' 'Chain' 'Dominion' 'Grooved' 'Plain' S.HRINERS AT POSE FESTIVAL rOHTLAXU, June- With liic final of tho imperial Plirni; (fiiincil Hi loslay. the iininiiil ci'Ivbntlon uf !hc orjjanlzatijn v.-a? fi to an official dust. V'csiiviii.'s fur tmlay, tiow- f'Vf-r, 10 hr ns olaboratf JIH ,'iny illi thrr ;uimml I'ortlnnd iluc to Tin.- truwn- SIivnl Will ba oD the smrnde ri'''li ffl If.U'O mid lus on of Jiiiv, f I Ills t ho er- sii at does the motorist look for more than any other quality in tires You (And because they deliver more greater dollar and cents value i "Dominion Tires" enjoy the largest sale among experienced Canadian motorists. The "Dominion Tire" dealer a good man to become acquainted He can give you helpful advice and save you money.. He knows Tires, Tubes and Accessories, That is why he eatries the "Dominion" line, ;