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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta YOUNGEST COLONEL IS 23 L of Holds Record for All British WENT WITH 33RD Is Now in Command of the 4th Canadian First Ont recently laid claim to the distinction of in grandson ot the Sir John the Munaesl captain in the British arm himself was auth ority for the with the publication of the birthday honor list London learned that she may rightfully as M rt her claim to a perhaps greater distinction she now has the young est lieutenant colonel commanding a British unit in any theatre of Lafayette now in f his twentythird i The record of Nelles Is one of the high lights in Canadian achievement during the Nelles was born in London 23 years the son of an insurance When j but a lad out of school he went north on a construction gang cd in building the National Trans continental He demonstrat1 ed a special aptitude for tion and a skill in supervisj cry tasks that was soon with the result that while still in his teens he was handling big gangs of railway builders then driving the pioneer line through the wilderness j near Cochrane The outbreak of the war found him in partnership with an elder brother in a commission brokers business at Returning to London he became a lieutenant in the 33rd Overseas i From the outset the young officer proved an outstanding figure in the He soon won a company mnrid and though he had had vir tually no previous military experi ence he whipped his unit into shape in an incredibly short Instructions were issued from headquarters to prepare a draft t company of 250 men from the for an Dearly departure Xelles company was at once I chosen as the furthest advanced in its They left London on June Didnt Want Staff Job IT was captains ambition to lead his men to the firing lult other arrangements Shortly afterward Xelles pro to France himself and was j assigned to duty with tho First West Ontario He served through many notable win ning on the field promotion to the rank of major and to the command of a Just before the cap lure of Vimy Ridge he was ordered back to England for training for duty as senior j For two months the major Vent a course of gradua ting at the end of that period into Hie instructional under Im perial army The choice of i srVice again in or of con as an instructor presented i Headquarters had use for him for j a but his chance on the Those who knew him best honors for him and they came in promotion to ajidappointment to command of the Fourth Canadian of the First Look at the accompanying picture of Xelles and youwill have a better appreciation of his ment to the command of a Few would expect such maturity of i expression in the face of a youth of j But its all and no one who knows him for his work in the ts surprised that he has won the J coveted Another young Londoner to re ceive the In the Kings birth day list is Ibbotson Leon of the Canadian Mounted Rifles in ColLeonard is a son of a London f and a brother of Wood commander of the Third Canadian Artillery who was killed jn action in the battle of Pas and who in a brilliant career on the western front had him hiIf won the Ibbotson Leonard Is a gradu al of rpiHr Canada the l at Queens and of McGill at He was the gold medallist uf institutions in the of his graduations His Service Flag iiiiii who Eiiw an enormous flag with thirty under the joM of enflit mjtorimn in hloppid shuii Difference of Opinion As To Greatest Air Fighters The Editor of the Mentions and Immdmann and Von and One or Two Not Sole Basis of Lafayette TCHERNOFF NEXT RUSSIAN RULER Description of the Man Said Likely to Follow Lenine and Editor of the Aeroplane of makes the following1 comment on the greatest air fighters of the Some time ago a little group people who were all keenly interest ed in aviation were arguing ns to who was the greatest airfighter the war has One oldtimer said Captain another Major yet another held out for Rittmeister von course it was nn officer who held that again argued in favor of Captain some one else suggested Captain Then a veteran of some 25 years of with a long string of air fights and sundry victories to his remarked that really It was not fair to pretend that any of them wns greater than any He held that one after another HP was the first of ficer to win the for nlr and many hold that he was the greatest of all British flghltng in that be was not only a firstclass fighting but was also splendid organiser and a born leader of He commanded a full squadron for some time before he not merely a flight ot six Quito early In the war he won his for his skill In destroying a kiteballoon in despite in tense using the balloon cover and so laying a stymie to the Later he re ceived also the Legion His was awarded after a long series of He met his dtath at the hands of von Rlchlhofen after a prolonged duel dtirlnj which a west wind drove the combatants far belilnif the Ger man so that when Major Haw whose machine was outclassed by von Richiiiofens newer and more powerful was forced down close to the lie was obliged either A RADICAL AUTHOR Said to Be Clever and a Good Singer and Personally I By AINO N revolutionary times no one can I hold the leadership very long In A his Kerensky is gone and his place has been taken by a mao of brutal Ixon Just as Kerenskys fall was due to his weak Trotzkys will probably end because of his ruthless Then the question arises Who is to succeed One Victor Michailovltch has constantly been men tioned as one ot the ablest in and many seen to believe that the fate of Russia will sooner or later rest in his In recent dis apparently said that he had already assumed Tchernoff twelve years when he stayed us a guest in my house in Unassuming home life always gives another picture of a person than does his public When I met he had just escaped from Petrograd under very dramatic The Czars secret police had for a long time kept an eye upon because his activity as an editor ot a radical paper had become utterly distasteful to the re actionary It happened then one evening some Finnish revolutionists had made a party for a few Russian friends who had just arrived in Tchernoff was one of At the supper table I happened to sit next to Boris who later on be came Minister of War Kerenskys Cabinet He was enthusiastic about Tchernoffs beautiful voice and asked rue I had ever heard him As he received an answer in the nega he promised me to see to it that Tchernoff should not be allowed to depart before he had given us a shall never forget the impression he made upon us when he sang his first song about the river His melting tenorbaritone voice express ed the sadness of the Russian plains and the longing for freedom of the oppressed people better than any words could have Ha Pleasing Personality OXE after another the songs fol sometimes some times but always beauti The ice was and after this evening we knew the real Tcher his shyness was overcome his sense of his wit and his artistic accomplishments made him an inspiring all the Russian revolutionary leaders of time Tchernoff was one of the most I never heard any one utter a bitter word against His kindness was boundless and his deep sincerity won came into prominence and did betto land and taken prisoner or else ter JUan any of his predecessors I to a fintsh Ke elected to die partly because he had better aeroI ior Hawkers the planes and better engines to i name of Albert Ball became familiar partly because lie had the i o those who closely in touch accumulated knowledge of those who wllh lhe HRhtins pirals of the talked of him as a bnffiant lad who specialised on lonehand Guynemer and Richthofen ALL finally met his bringing down fourtyfour had gone before and chiefly be owing to the enormous growth of all the belligerent flying there wore more j be I B Probably the first pilot to become German famous as an airfighter was Roland his loss to the Flying Corps was the the Following Garros in point of time comes Imi greatest loss it could sustain at that After his death he was awarded the and the Legion the first of the German pilots to become Im The most recent to fall of meimann and his contemporaries famous French pilots was Captain who was brought down In Flanders with some tHlrty enemies with their fokkers uspd to sit up at feet and dive on to their i to his Nelson Morris a Private in the uniform of a Is shown here in charge of the selected men sent to camp by Local Board 13 in He was in the quota that left for Camp Grant where he will be trained for service in the artillery branch enemies who were crawling aionp The latest of tha famouspilots to at feet or IVneet his deathis von Richthofen the Hawker and Ball lh6 Ge CONTEMPORARY with B skilful flying and good and though he I lid bringing i his score up o survived them both for some includes so that one was Major Lanoe I should probably deduct Foch Has Tact And Is Likable He Is the Man to Smooth Over Difficult and Delicate FOCH is a j J favorite theme with magazine VJ writers just Maurice Leon says of him in the current Re Iview of Reviews j The word inspiring fits Foch He has the acuity of in spiring men to rise to highest It is said that just before the Battle of MousCharleroi Field Mar shal French felt doubtful of the ad visability of accepting The relations between the French and British commands were largely un It was necessary that Sir jjohn French ahovfld be induced to fit into Joffres his won derful little old contempt as they are now known a vir tual part Frances Foch went to Never was tact in man ner more perfectly combined with firmness He won French over and thereupon hast ened to take his command at the where he was to fight and at Fere Icisive phase of the Battle He exerts a veritable fascination alike upon officers and rank and His subordinates say his words are and that often he makes his meaning unmistakable to them with to speech by mere gesture or by way he bites the cigar which he fs smoking of the kind tKe privates Upon rare occasions his reluctance to speak has been It is a fortunate fact that among French generals none has been jupon as much as Foch to deal British commanders and that he has their wholehearted admiration and j of the Xattonal is the millionnir Nelson Mor packer and chairman of the Board of Directors of Nelson Morris Publishers Anger Was ShortLived OWEN SOUND HAS NO FRILLS AT ALL Keith Webster a and Doesnt Even Want Title of y IS HIGHLY RESPECTED His Career aa Mayor Has Been a Very Successful By going nmong the people for U its mayors Owen Sound hos always had the happy and this year there has been no viola tion of what has come almost to lie looked upon aa a standing Time was when the doctors and financial moguls of the metropolis nf Gcy had the ball at their but this like oldtime Local Option turmoils and the continuous DonnybrooU on the lacrosse has long since been thrown into the Within the past few yoars the destinies of the big to the north luivo been controlled by a wholesale produce a a and this year a real son of sits upon the throne In the person of Keith a man who is known throughout the length and breadth of the district by his Christian and his without any prefix of tor or anything In the elevation of Keith to the the aujbition of a lifetime has been to be Chief Executive of his home town having been the quondam smithys yearning since boyhood To day he is in his 63rd year and is looked upon generally as one of the moat respected and most levelhead ed citizens In the His career has been one of strict attention to of steady iftiou and devotion to Ambitious lie has always been presumptuous or forward he has never and James farm ers on the Xorth Gravel were parents of the third war mayor of the most important town in the County of In 1855 the new John Robertson Could n Never Personally Discharge Anyone in His the of de the HE LOOSENED UP lug the affairs of the fiftli Mar quess of Waterford recalls a good story concerntag that somewhat ec centric his wealth and standing in his Lordship of frugal habits usually traveled third class on the This rather got on the of a certain official connected with a line much used by the So one day he put threo chimney each carrying a bag of into the compartment where his Lordship was Lord was equal to the When the train arrived atits destination he took the sweeps the booking of bought them each a firstclass tipped them a sovereign apiece as a recompense for having I to take an unnecessary and dent them back down the sacks and each one in a separate first elass IIOIXIII the late John Ross Rob ertson of The Telegram had a fiery temper and could work him self up to a high pitch of wrath when nnythai went in bin es it is said that he could never bring himself pcrtronally to discharge nn His anger was invariably shortlived and then thoic was a complete change of feel ing and he would to the op posite He iised to tell of a proofreader whose constant lapses irritated him He put up with him as Ions an he could and then In a mo ment of exasperation decided to bo quit of Scribbling out an ad vertisement asking for applicants for the position of he sent it up to the composing Strange to say there were no He up a second advertisement rllll no This went on for sev eral At last some Inquiries were made and was discovered that the old proofreader simply taken the precaution of marking out advertisement on the proof as it consequence Robert went and in the ad never son rather admired thi man for his than condemned him for his and decided to retain him on Ills i Ncv York und inuvcd tu patriotic to How does it happen yuiivi gut a fccrvicb flag like he ask Have you thirty in tht American I got no you certainly never had thirty employes Bend with the did you I got nu look Jkey this is ser ious What do you mean by puUint out a Hug like Ikey grinned expansively and threw out his hands in he sa custom Itjlotson the respect of every No sacri fice for the cause was ever known to have frightened Tchernoff had often that ab sentminded look we notice in people who live in the vicinity of but we soon found out that he observed everything around him much better than people whose life had been the normal comfortable Tchernoffs importance as a re volutionary leader rests upon the fact that he is a specialist in the difficult Russian land on which he has written several valuable His sympathies are all on the side of the peasants and against the big land When hs became Minister of Agriculture in Kerenskys faliinet he had to fight the landlords as his bitterest though he personally is the most lovable of During the last tight years Tclier nnff lived mostly in where he was an active member of ihc Central oinrnitteu of the Socialist Revolu tionary After the JJareh re volution he went back to It is difficult to but it certainly seerns possible that Tcher noff will be tilt next man to lead He way between Kerensky In the land question im belongs to the extreme but in most oilier iciest ions he is a treat Uil lisa radi cal than The Real Herbert Hoover A Little Story Which Throws Light on the Emotional Side of the Food IHx one hears too much about a it becomes hard to think of him as a human be ing rather an Her bert Hoover is so much an institu tion In American life and Buch a byword in the talk of our neighbors across the line that it is interesting to get a glimpse of him as a man with a life and personality of his Vernon who knows him tells about him in the Atlantic Jlo surprisingly j man so continually heavily laden with he does his reading in I Kveii in those many and 1 always uncertain trips across tho I Norlh Sea from Kngland to j he always hail his litlle electric or even stub of a o fasten to his bunk for a little reading before going to He es trouble as well as timo by in all seasons a ml for um after business sukai cf the aumrj model and which lie simply orders when need two in three at a as une would order another half doxin of collars ut onus favorite and I regular i In ail Hit Uclglan 1tliif and there Keith Webster lived until the year following the humbling of the third Napoleon at at which time he removed to Owen At once he started in on his apprenticeship as a and In nine years he was head of his own Later he branched out into the stone and coal and at present time Keith Websters coal trade is one of most widely known in the As far back as 1807 the present chief executive commenced his muni cipal breaking into the town council and holding his all comers for the next four Then he took a flyer for the mayoralty and was His re tireuient from municipal politics for 15 years but two years ago he this time as and until his acclamation yea1 as he rendered valuable setvicc to the A Shrewd Business Man v THAT the new Mayor knows more about how to pound the anvil to the best effect and buy and sell coal und stone and wood Is testified to by the factthat lour years he wna chairman of the finance and that Owen Sound in its history never had a watchclog who was moro careful of the His work in the County of which he was a member by virtue of his position in the local was of in exceptional 1reviouH the reorganization ot the Flifi Department about Webster was i volunteer mem ber of the old hook InCder com and In monkeying up1 it lad brandishing a hnee or flourish ing pail he few For the past twenty years he has he recognized discreetly the official the chairmanship of the Hoard position of military minis t cabinet tecretar He was patient of form where form was liut In realities ho dealt with each as man to He presumes reasonableness In his The higher the au thority and more able the man who and to share of his efforts It due the credit tor tho splendid financial position in which the church limln Itself He lias iiKo held tho position of treu Murct Tor the Reform Association fur many but never ut any time Fouloit TIEAP of the aviation service for the American Expeditionary has been appointed com mander or the service of the first General Foulols was one of the first officers of the army tn study and was the second army officer to fly In a heavier than air In was selected by Orvfllc Wright as his passenger in the first army test His career has been spectacular and his rise from the ranks Hn served as a private In the Porto Rico campaign in in the Phllllplnes and tile Mexican border In Foulols is wellknown for his ex traordinary skill and FOCH A THINKER AND A Has the Two Great Qualities Seldom Found in One VISION AND ACTION In His Case Self Confidenca Never Becomes CTKPIIAXE of the most famous of French news paper gives this description of the qualities that make General Foch a great general The qualities which make Ferdin and Foch remarkable are qualities which exist inxmany other of every who are not remarkable at The thing which is remark ablp is merely this That in him qual ities exist side by side which ordin so experience has led us to be would be contradictory of each in the parlance of tho would neutralize each as a blended base and acid dov What are these qualities Two his great and comprehensive knowledge of the science and art of war that enormous technical equip ment which puts all the tools ot his work at his simplifies every professional problem to its es sential and made the Ger mans themselves long ago recognize In their own gracious as one of the few strategists of the first class among the entente al his superb moral quality of unwavering confidence in in his armies and in the the of he fights The acquirement of know ledge along any line tends in produce the thinker rather than the Tin wise and so much that he often lucks confidence to tako A Man of Vision did he lay himself open to of His poll i ilcu I activities were always of the has to be the more con and doubt great outcome of tident is J louver of the lie also has an emotional It Is a side less though not than the purely inn or Hit one of forcefulnuss and In lielginm lie avoid ed the soiiplinus and tho childrens ranturns ia much Ho kept liimsclf to tlie Hruwftis lie had his meetings with tin heads of tile and provincial Hut one day my wifo persuaded him 10 take an hour to vinit a canteen for clilld this Is due no vieal f his Inbin domestic life the new mayor always proven himself a model husband and and his wife iilid one son and one daughter now with tho family head the lidn ors generously accoriied by a community ol uoine thirteen thou sand Of lioiniivvhat stocky build and with plain rimmed the 1111 oMtentaliuiiM kind Unit hook on hlnd the in either his Siialny or weekday might iiiHllv bo passed over pluIn but it rcquiroH only ojic glance Into tho steady eyes to thnt ill tho person of the unassuming little own I er tliire is i businesisliku lie as witii a in When the years work la re viewed Keith Webster will rank well no with his W Mallicw cut across I Mel John the sixteen hundred and sixtytwo little boys anil girls ciinij erowiliuK slipping into plaVes at liiu narrow tables thai the ieit tiaiiirooms and when 1 looked at liis lui1 rilled MllMii ILiUl lie mines are net knnwn iii the notltlcal and blic of OX Hie other observa tion teaches us every day ot our man of supreme and assertive selfconfidence Is constant ly in danger of being ovcradventur 1 suppose It is because the conse quences of a blunder ot action are so much visible at once than those of a blunder of Inaction that far moro of the proverbs which are humanitys condensed common sense counsel prrfdence than advise and ad Look before you for Ue that as It It seems to luis that remarkable combination of knowledge and blend ing ut the quality which breeds vis foresight and with quality which breeds vigorous imjm which creates a fighting And so ho is at once a commander and a That reconcilement of contradic that blending of ap pears constantly throughout his nowhere more clearly than in his greatest military us commander of the Ninth Army iij he broke tho enemy centre and compelled the definite of the long planned and cherished Herman prujjram of a triumphant ad vailrc on What he did there exhibited his ot two Hpemliil ability of man oeuvre ami a inoralo till ;