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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR THK UnMBnilJUE I.'AIIJT "TTF.nALD TFruRSDAY, junf; 27.-ints Xctbbrtboc 1f3ctalb Xctbbri&oc Hlberta DAILY ANU WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishin. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINT-INQ COMPANY, LIMITEP . aSI 6th Streot South, Lethbrldge W. A. Buchar.an FreBldent aud ManaKlne Director John Torrance - - Buslneas Mnnaser TSLF.PHpNES 8uilnes3 OKloe .......... Kdltor.tel 0�ic� .......... 1253 1324 Subscription Ratsdt Daily, rtelivorod. por week ..... .10 Dally, delivered, per year .....J5.00 Dally, by mall, per year ......J4.00 Weekly, by mall, per year .....SI.50 Weekly, by mall, per year to U.S..$2.00 Dates of expiry of subscriptions ap-jear dally on address label. Accept-�nce of papers i-fto. expiration nate is our autliority to continue tbe subscription. with ihr iiMirs. ami the wonmns ."caiity n�('rt of it oxcr-pt as i\ trinkot. a.-! comiiared witli her Uuabaiur.>- .^lav-i.^li (lopeiulpnic upon It. lo convinoo one thai. n.0V? Tki ^BVSYlSTk THE PROGRESS OF THE WAR A successful Kritish attack was carried out on tho western front last night, a con.sideruhle number of prisoners hclns taken. There is evidently littlo change in the situation ou the Italian front. . The American forces are making themselves felt on the western front, their attacks during tho past few weeks having been diso-itrous for the Germans.. TOO IV1ANY SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS. Tho Calgary Albertan wisely remarks that children are sent to school lo acquire information, not to cram .heir head.s so that they may answer examination iiuestions only. Tbe point is well taken. We have iiccomc wedded to the examination ' syatetn: as the means o� delenuining the fitness of .a child' for promotion. .\s a matter of fact, tho examination is a very poor test, especially in the case' of the younger children. Held, 4s they usually are, in. the summer months when the boys and girls are drawing strongly on their store of vitality, tho examination i.^ mostly imposition.  The best that has ever been said about the examination method Is that it la the only workable scheme. We do not know this because we have never tried any other scheine. We act as if wo were -wedded td.the eiamlna'-tion system until the end of'our days. We venture to state that if examinations were- entirely abolished for a generation,and the ' ciuestion bt the fitness of a child, for promotion were left entirely to the (eacher to decide, we would have.better educational institutions, and our 'Children -would be taught "more of th(5se things useful to therii In after-school life instead of having their heads crammed with a lot of jumbled facts useful only during examination week. THE LADIES GET REVENGE. Man Is always scornful of feminine fashions, observes the staid and sober �'Toronto Globe," and is never . so ^-ohsclouB of his superiority as when he compares his own mode of dress, ?o ratiorial, so practical, so free from foppery-so he prides himself-with ihe frivolities and vanities of woman's attire. He Is never without a ihaft in his quiver of ridicule and satire for the costumic whims of the other sex. What could be more absurd than -woman's custom of baring liur throat to the blasts of winter or covering her shoulders with fur on a bllsterlug suromer day-? Woman's hats, woman's skirts, woman's shoes- without these to whet their wits on, ilio' professional humorists and illus-irators wotild bo robbei} of a largo part of thoir stock In trade. The Irate husband and his wltels dressmaking and millinery bills furnish inexhaustible material for the workshop-in which the standard jokes are forged. Gomes Dr. Walter B. .Tones in The Medical Hecord to demolish this airy fabric of man's' coiicei't. He asserts that the very irrationality of woman's garb against which man has railed. Is its strong point: / "Women's dress takes no note of season, time of the day, or climate. "The question -whether thin slippers or high boots, thin stockings or openwork, a cloth or a chiffon dress, high neck with a feather boa and clo9o-flt wrists or low jieck and bare arras, fur or cloth hat or bareheaded --all of tliese questlonB are decided solely by the--^ccasIon, and never by the Beason or the vyeather. Tho fact 1b it is a familiar observation that women are auperlor to weather, while men are its slaves." donsoquently, he adds, most of the ^ol^s and catarrlis occur. . among malea; It. is the men, not the. women, who make whatever disagreeable throat and nose n'olses aru heard buut the IrouHes-, and the cuspidor is wasijuljiie, jiot femlnliit). "It is ouly necsssatT to note the size and -char-oler of tlfe woman's pocket handkar-^iu(," siiys Dr. James, "as compared GERMAN LANGUAGE IN THE SCHOOLS. At the last regular uieetinK of the school board tlie nuesHo" of teaching modern languages by ihe direct metliod was discussed briefly. ..Vt tliat meeting it was brou,i;ht out tl\at ("'er-man is not being tauglit in ilie lli.cli School, and tho members of tlie bo:'.rd of education expressed tlio opinion that it was not likely to bo. However, the question is of ..;nch general interest at tliis' tiiuc, especially in view of the widespread agitation in the United Stateti to discontinue the teaching of German in the -schools of that country, that the tol-iowir.^ discussion of the German language l/j- the Winnipeg I-"reo Pre.-;.' is worth repeating: The view of the people on this continent who are advocaliug a general boycott of the study of German in the colleges and universities is'not shared ; by the educationalists In Great !^ri- j tain --ivho are thinking of the conditions which the educational system of the country must bo prepared to meet j when the war is over. About a year i ago the British Prime Minister ap-1 pointed a commission* to enquire into the study of modern languageg^in the education lustltutlons of the Country. The report of.this body., recently sub-milled,'calls for no reduction :'of; the measure of attention given- to German. The general effect of the report is that the amount of time devoted to the study of modern languages should be greatly increased. The need of greater facilities for the study of foreign languages by the officers of the army and navy is strongly emphasized. The adoption of higher language qualification for the general consular service is advised, together with the freer use of the service? of women trained in foreign language.-. Another recommendation is that .new professorships and lectureships be established for instruction in the language, literature. history and economic system of"the.five prin-"cipal .Jiuropeau countries and tliat "the allowance for French bo half I "as much again as for each of the i four remaining langauges." The calculated disloyalty of German settlers who, In many places, seek through the public school systepi to perpetuate an alien allegiance, explains and justifies the agitation in the L'nited .States against the use or study of German in the public schools. There.' as in this country, it is essential that every child should know Knglish and In order that the attainment of this end may be assured the use of hjreign languages may well he eliminated from the schools; and their study In elementary grades forbidden. To propose a general boycott of German in colleges and universities, however, Is a vastly different matter. Merely-on the ground of- expe of the Canadian Klondyko iMiiiing-Coni-' pany. was burned to the ground at Bear Creek, near Dawson. Hobert Monro, a .N'tw �\ork hrok-ei''s clerk, has been" found ghilty of forgeries amounting to over a million dollars. The Navy Leagud work throughout the Province of Alberta has Increased during the past ten days by over l,.^00 members. Pacific coast steamship compauies .are. asking permission to emulate tho Tliiiroads and charge a o-cent-a-mile rate. The death nf Dr. I.ang. a prominent practising physician at Granton, took place at his home in that village quite suddenly. .�\ Federal i.'ix of $2.,-,n, a head on dogs and cats is suggested in, \j*sh-ingion as a good way to raise halt a billion additional revenue. No action has been taken by tho railroad administration of the U.S. looking to tlie taking of control of tbe slock yards in the i-ountry and even if thcro was a desire at this time to bring them under Federal agreement, the administration believes it has not tho authority under existing law. -i-_ W. K. Lompn, deputy ptjalmastor at Toronto for years, has been appointed postmaster there. Mrs, Chas. Looniis died at the liumo i)f her father. John McVicar, Teetcrvllle, at tho age of 34 ^oars. Thomas Langton. of Toronto, who died very suddenly at li's residence, was born in Toi'onio in ISliT. .More accommodation is urgently j needed in Calgary by the public schools. Tho old fire horses ,ln Calgary must ni.iko'foonvlfor auto trucks which will shortly take tholr places. In a collision between freight trains at St. lluoonie. J. B. Barthoui, fireman, living M. Krabcrville was killed under the' overturned engine. - � Mr. Frank Hillock, a prominent lumber merchant and a lifelong resident of Toronto, died at Ihe age of 77 years. J. W. Stephenson, fatlier of Rev. Dr. Fred Stephenson. Methodist Missionary Secretary, died at ' Aurora, Ont. i . The death occurred at Grand Rapids, Mich., of Mrs. Bridget Cameron, formerly of St. Thomas, after an attack of imrulysiV of the heart. The South Pole, a refrigerator ship of ti,4o0 tons, has been launched nt Baltimore -lO days utter the laying of her keel platesi. ^ Mr. W. G.- .McClellan. a veteran of the present -war and a university student, has been drowned in the Skeena river. At Gftlt rationing of power was resorted to on account of there being insufficient Hydro to meet local demands. Right Rov. Piotro Ui Maria, .\pos-tolic Delegate to Canada and Newfoundland, has been created Titular Archbishop of Inconlum.  Rev. D. .A. Lough, who ha^ been the .Metlipdist  minister at A.vlmer. Que., for the pa^t' foip- years, has been transferred to the Brock street Methodlsl Church at. Brockvillo. Owing to the Inipressiou that registration would commll" them to ser- vice, on land 111 the Far West, 3,000 doniostlc .sorvKtils havo� left Mont-Veal for their homes'.In Quebec, New TJfiinswIck anir'N'ovir "St'blla. �' ^ _ * �PI*. ThoUlas -smith � toifgelJ tl,jo naraO:of n medical officer at the, exhibition camp to an order for Whiskey' aiid whs Riven 31) days. , Returned soidlerH are taking ndran-taKtj of tho Institute of technology -at Calvary and are attending the fourteen courses taught In tho Instllutton ill large niimbniip. While BtcaliUR a ride on the back of a wagon at Toronto, Woodrow,Ho-waflh, four years of age, sustained sei;lous Injuries when his foot slipped and was caught'In the wheel. / iumes Simpson, the well 'kn(),wn htbdr and temperam-o leader, will visit New Zealand for a six months' lecture tour in'tho interests of temperance. ^ Kenneth .Mken. IT years of, age. Now .^'ork City, ran away from home a tew weeks ago because his parents insls.ted upon his wearing long trousers to school. Owing to the food shortage tho monks at St. _ Bernard monastery, Berne. Swif/.erlund, have killed all but six of their famous St. Bernard dogs. David If. Ilowden. president of the hardware firm of I). II. llowdcn &. Co.. died from tho effects of.a stroke at Lqndon, Ont. He went to that city fri>m Watford 30 years ago. Four employees of the Hamilton Street Railway Company were charK-ed with stealing money and tlckotj from faro boxers. Two pleaded guilty and the others were found gnllly. Barrle has been awarded � contract for cutting :;.tiOO cords of hardwood in Algonquin PaV^j. Laid down in the consumer's yard this wood will cost about $10.50 per cord. Kilo Cugne. a homesteader, was condemned In ifle Quebec Superior Court to pay alt damages arising out of a forest tiro he caused, and the .\ppeal Court .sustained his judgment. .\fter a brief illness �nd a married lltes of over sixty-four years there passed peacefully into rest at Toronto Mrs. Robert J. Armstrong, Sli yeans of age. . Dr. J. P. Sievawrlght died very suddenly In Chatham from an attack of heart trouble, to which he had been subject for somo time. He was a practising physician there for years. The whole upper works of the What the Press Received Various ostliuiue;4 have been mad.> as to tho amount the iiress received from the Oovornmont In connection with llui press publicity for the Victory Loan, but the i'.tuiil fiRiircs paid were duurly sot forth In .Midltcd statcnienta submitted to th.> Anntia! -Mecluii-. of Ciniadiii.i Prc-^s As.'ocia-tlou, Im-., held in Torniili) or .liino 13111 and HIIi. The total amount paid by the Gov-orunient for advertising apaco was $lli,").4l!l.Sl, which was distributed among .1,400 newspapers and other publications. Approximately JR.OOO was .spout lif Ihe preparation and dsKribu-tUm to the prres of a large uuinl)i.'r of 1 special articles, lllustrntlotiii, cartoons, etc.. wbich were Inserted In tho press without charge. The sotting of type and making of duplicate plates of the ndvertlacments for the various publlcu-tlon.s used and tho fees paid to the five co-cpcrating advertising ngencies for their services coat in the iiMghbor-ho;id of $37,000. making I lie total ex-' pcmiilnro $208,1I)G.OH. -As tho total cost of floating the Loan was a))proximaliily .-5"),000,000, the Governn\ont's expend it ii'e on press iiuhllclly represents lesi than five per cent, of the total pxpenditiiro. It is Interesting to note also that the prci-.d publicity cost only ono t\Vf!nllelh o! ono por cent, of lUolol'il nroouut. , subscVibnd to llio Loan. Tho pi'oBS luihllclty l^v tile fjoan was handled hy t'lanndhin Press Association. Inc., and the offlcors of the Aasoclf.tlon nud its Individual nioui-l)0r� co-oponiled Rplciulldly in rartking the ciirapnlgn u siiccosd. Diiring three .months Inst Fall most-of the llnio oi the Fresldent.Mr. J. II. Woods, Calgary "Herald." and Ihe office staff, was devoted to tho press publlcil.\ campaign, and for several Weeks the conimlllee of publlshors in charge wore in iilinost cnnllnuoils session. The individual menibors, on the othci-hau