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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE OVERSEAS DEPUTY INGERSOLL BOY Tliomas Gibson Son ol Joseph Veteran Succeeded Rowell 88 Legal Adviser of Lake Superior By UT of the young athletic lad that just a few years back played cricket and lacrosse on some of the leading teams of Western has grown Colonel Thomas recently pro moted train the rank of major and made Heputy Minister Of Militia succeeding Colonel Walter In the managing and handling of Hir iiffairs of the Canadian forces Horn nt Inpersoll thirtyeight years tie son of Postmaster Joseph Cillsoi of that as ho Is known secured his curly educa tion ut tliy Lulillc schools and Col legiate Institute In that At the one of fourteen yonrs he left In Korsoll nml entered Toronto Univer from which ho graduated with degree at the early age of eigh teen He then entered Osgoode where lie remained for four years In tliu various capacities for which his fine mental capacity best fitted Osgoodc he returned to Whore he entered a law partnership with the late Jack who later became Canadian Trades Commissioner in Eng and who also was similarly situated in China for some time pre vious to his This partnership was maintained In Ingersoll for about two when Tom decided to hang out a of his This he did with no small ahiount of suc putting into his every effort the energy and straightforwardness that has characterized his life even to the most minute For three years he continued in the practise of his profession in then opportunity knocked at his door in no uncertain jet strange At that was a director and legal adviser of the Lake Superior Corporation in The great amount of time and Iurc exacted by the affairs of this together with his other began to tell on his and he needed One he went to Die office of Chief Justice and in the f placed his case After some reflection the Chief lustlcu said to him I know a young if free to would be lust the man you ought to have with That is young son of Postmaster Joseph Gibson of Inger Out of nearly two hundred clerks at Osgoode he was the j 3cst without Relieved Rowell knowing Joseph Gibson In a personal way 3CUUUHC of church wrote blm as to tho possibilities of the ion coming into his I never forget the feeling ivhlch came over mo when I read lhat said ttie Tom lias setting alongwell here in In had a home next to 51 and we planned great ihiisRs first as father and ircond as But I saw that Com had his life to live and his fu ture ahead of so we talked the natter ho left in a short time Gibsons ability brought him to the surface in the mipioy of tho Lake Superior Corpor 11 Gradually the duties that once all on the shoulders of Rowell crept over to the willing tapable shoulders of tho ind finally Under Gib ion the big Interests of the Corpor Uion and made just tho that his watchful care to Ictull waa bound to MI leaving for atrip to a thousand dollars in gold was plucod the hands of Gibson as lie ami jis wife wero about to On uriving 1n was Corona tion found every detail DM in anil lodgings made tor him as well as the gift in from tlio he had III War and with it a change liiiiii into tho Uihson houso in To irndually the change became iiuio There was no rest lur tho head uf the He had into oijd ho He gave up tills splendid which Is beingheld by his younger bro lu HatHeld and don iiil the He went buck to iis homo and fought his Way HirmiRh every obstaclo to help re Muitlng in the 108th tpeakintr to tho young men In ho wild I have come back In old town boys to play a piiid onco time it Is a Illfercnt I am In It to ill and want you men of myjitme town to be with He Kan second in command of the bat talion when it went overseas When the unit was broken up ha nliit with a construction liattalion lulu and carried Tim LuliniPlH Thomas IIIIH for fiftyfive yrmw Hie llquur Not Hound aped eld the nurse was mug her up for night tha want Hi me to gy to so to plmse her i wmt lulu thr next Vdoin and lay In a fdw mimiliN she called Anyou mother nnswir Mi No not Arc lie lint nut BRAINS AND SMILE SCHWAETS ASSETS Big Steel Man in Charge of United States Shipbuilding Is Always CHARLEY TO HIS MEN T HE rise of John Ryan was remarkable but not more so than that of the man with ivhom lie Is associated In speeding up Uncle Sams aeroplane and ship building From clerk to copper king Is certainly an enviable but It Is evenly matched by he career of the steel who at eighteen was earning a week In a and xt 35 was drawing a salary of a commissions on he president of the Carnegie Steel While Schwabs riso was rapid it was not as as that of Schwab ilimbed the ladder of success step by and by sheer and like In luence played no part in his ad like e developed that peculiar faculty for doing For years Schwab has had but one In a few years he has made of the Bethlehem plant a big ger institution than Krupps at Es and h5has done it without a it vhlle Krupp has always had xin Imlted support from the He s now chairman of the board of directors of the Qethlehem Steel BIG COMPUMENT Was Nomination for Post of Moderator of Presbyterian General ONLY ONE PRECEDENT And That Was 35 I Years When Buchanan Suc ceeded John By MONO tho nominations mado nt London last week for moder ator of the Presbyterian Gen era was that of prom inent layman of The mis sionary presbytery of announced as Us choice John Kay rulingelder In Westmin ster Presbyterian He is more familiarly known as Macdonnld of the Confederation Life The brethren court of the were aware that such a nomination would encounter the judicial scrutiny of the venerable Robert The Blue Book lays down the Inw that the moderator shall he a and the succession of learned and godly divines has very rarely been broken since the first meetings of the Gen oral Of this the Honan presbytery were not for they number in their membership several and one that body of missionar ies seem to be keepingtheir know ledge of church history at a keen because they fortified their nomination with a precedent which Is hard to George they was moderator of the Church of Scotland in the year And they seem to can come next to John the minister who never feared the face of but the ruling elder whose reputation for scholarship has never been surpassed by any of his fellowcountrymen and as a Scottish worthy comes easily among the first Furthermore the matter of Siil years in finding an ex ception to ihe rule was only a trifling space of time to men accustomed to i country where precedents arc not found in these modern times but back to such ages as when Abraham was of help from the leaving Ur of the Chaldeans to seek promised Hence they submitted the name of John Kay Macdonald to the Great Scribe of the with such Inspiring pages of Presbyterian history carefully folded as afford both In which he owns a majority of the since he jthe reasonand defence of the A Great Honor THIS much at least is Jt is most complimentary to Macdonald to have such a place in will have nothing to do with the etting of but will deal olely with the construction of it is not expected It will bo neces sary for him to sever his Industrial relations In order to accept the dol larayear job with the Govern A short time ago a writer said The story of Bethlehem is a com mercial an Iliad of a drama of Industrial WhenSchwab purchased It for It was a wreck financially and a elte of buried fortunes and financial He made of it tho greatest manufacturing estab lishment the world has In recent years he has been offered fabulous sums for his but he refuses to It is his and he proposes to keep He abandoned his milliondollar palace on River side New hired a man to watch and moved to Bethle There he Itis not too much to say that his men love This was shown when he was placed at the head of the United States Steel It has been was built by Morgan around Charley Employes Like Him N his shoulders was placed the Job of constructing a new Homestead out of a beaten mob of defeated in one of the greatest strikes In and machinery deteriorated by dis In six months he had turned the Enthusiasm and comrade ship did the And after resigning the he went to Homestead to bid the employes good the men Heres good luck to Charley and many similar Schwab was not especially fitted for his He wan born of humble obtained hut a lim ited education in tho Public schools of Williamsburg and In Francis a friars but he had Indomitable will and abundance of When driving stage for his father he usually had a book on his When discharged by his or at where he worked aa clerk at a because he couldnt toll gliiKham from he struck B11V of the TCrtgnr Thompson Steel for a Job and got driving stakes for an engineeringcrew at a He then turned his attention to and he hos stuel to it ever Notwithstanding the fact that his own salary Is among tho topnotchora In any Schwab does not be lieve In paving his laiRf but IIP does believe that they should be able to earn thsn their and sees to It that have this But he o beltevW In the bonne and from the Mineral manaKer to the humblest worker each has his chance to pnrn niurh niorr thnn bis and many of Ihum do These bnn IISPK arc eivoii for for riunlltv nf nr for donpnd Inir on lie nature of lio employes the affections of the Fathers and missionary and to be considered worthy of representing tho eldership where George Buch anan must be cited as tho nearest This celebrated worthy was a native of Scot Ho and young Knox were fel low students and through associa tion with John Calvin in Paris came out of the Roman Catholic Church at as tutor to the Kings he fol lowed tho orthodox rule of birching his pupil quite The occasion during which ho sat in the modera tors chair due to the absence of John Knox in It fras at that juncture the nobles united in what is called the Lords of the This gave rise to tho Coven Of today there is no dearth of loaders through absence in France on military And Mncdonulds Henices to the church not been exactly along the lines of this groat hero of the Ho done battle on more than one occasion for his notably when ho led in the Kqual Rights He also done bis share for educa having been a student of Knox and continues today nn one of her greatest Ho a Ixjrd of the Congrega that a layman who has knpt every interest of both clerpy and laity very near to his Notably is tills true when rePsrenio Is made to his great services to the aged and infirmministers Somo clav it is nothingmore than his duo some Kuox will give way to the rule of tho and lay the mantle of rieorge nucrmnnn upon this Lord of the Presbyterian Congrega Ballantyne Is Building Big StateOwned Mercantile Fleet Canadas Minuter of Naval Affairs Has Launched an Ambitious FOURTEEN SHIPYARDS Are Building Boats for Canada at Rale of Tons Per By ORATTAN NNOUNCBMENT that A BaHantync will shortly proceed overseas to take up naval and other maritime problems with Admiralty and shipping author ities In Britain comes as no surprise to those with knowledge of the splen did work being achieved by tho Can adian Minister of Naval or who have watched steady ad vanco to power and prestige in tho councils of Union There Is no harm now in saying that when Ballantyne first came to Ottawa he was mostly regarded as a hazardous Suspected on the one hand by Western radicals as a friend of Big and cool ly on the other by Ontario Tories as a representative of Quebec and a former he commanded but little and when added to such stubborn handi caps was the fact that he possessed neither political nor parliamentary it was perhaps little wonder that tho too often superficial in their should write an underlined interrogation mark after big Kight months of the sternest have brought a complete For It Is no mere bit of exaggeration to say that among the most competent ob servers In Ottawa the Min ister of Naval Affairs stands In the very first rank of the re garded as one of the few notable acquisitions to politics in last half dozen This has not been achieved by any evanes cent parliamentary or by any popular Innovation launched upon the country by ingenious press agents with blare of journalistic It is based upon a unobtrusive record of solid achieve ment in and It fs re inforced by a step in policy that be trays tho work of a politician of high and A Ballantyne Forced Change S Minister of Ballarityne succeeded Sir Douglas now Chief Justice of New An excellent par liamentarian and a gentleman oC cul ture and great Hazen was not In any sense a vigorous ad and while he conducted his department ably and his regime was not distinguished by any notable Thus it was that for three years after the outbreak of with ocean tonnage becoming almost essential to Canadas shipyards remained tragically producing scarcely a A foolish tho same His brought him royal recosnition and bolief that thu war would soon be LIKES ACCURACY LTHOUGH Sir Arthur Yapp ia a firm believer in total lie is a stickler for accuracy on the temperance I ho converted to this view at a mueting I attended many years The lecturer began his address as follows Every glass of whiskey a man drinks shortens his life one Question1 shouted a red facpd chap in the Ques tion whats your friend said the Did I understand you to that every ot mun shortens his life an hour Thats what I Why suld the stout only Ive been doing u little mental nml I find 1 outrlit to have been dead about thlriyflvc jears combined with financial timid ity in launching upon ship construc tion at a time when plant and ma terials were kept our yards and only unrestricted submarine with the threat of German brought a Even then Canada did not do as much as might have been contenting herself with being banker for the Imperial Munitions with the result that until recent date all ships under construction in Canadian yards were contracted for and at tho instance of the British It wajs left for Ballantyne to force the decision upon his Cabinet colleagues that the time had come for Canada to embark upon shipbuild ing Us a national en There wero seemingly in surmountable obstacles to be over many serious difficulties to be weighed and Min ister of Naval Affairs never faltered until ho hud sanction fov an ambitious scheme of ship con stwiotioJ calculated not alone to pldy an important part in conquer ing the submarine but to make Canada in afterwar years ope of the great mercantile marine nations of tho Under this formulated on sound Ballanlyne With a mercantile marine to carry our ronl to carry the products of our farms and factories and a mercantile marine on the Great Lakes and on the Atlantic and 1aciflc to act aa feeders for our Stateowned National Transconti nental Railway Uallan tyne believes that with solid national resources to work up and with the confidence and ex perience and enterprise gained dur ing the may reasonably look without fear to future bloodless bat tles for commercial And not alone in the realm of commercial strength does the Minister of Naval affairs believe that a merchant ma rine will prove to be a national as As a source of national pride and of Canadian patriotism and self he believes that It will be Few who have studied the maritime history of Canada will quarrel with that There was a far back in the early when undeveloped third among the na tions In point of marine In thosa Canadian old romantic brigs and brigan the seven seas and the Canadian ensign proudly car ried to every port in the The advent of tho steel industry saw the squareriggers strike their flag to tho modern ocean and fourteen Canadian ship with an annual capacity out put of are being sup plied by the Canadian Government with all the ships they can us early as this coming shhis of tons the largest ever hunt hi will bo ready to with their passing there went also Canadas position among seafaring the steel industry in this country is in full for the first time in steel essential to ship are to be turned out in and under the supervision of a great business we have embarked Program which promises to restore to us the proud position once held among those peo ples whose strength and progress are written in their power upon the Foch Is But a Little Man He Likes a and Is Frank and Seldom FRANK In describ ing the generalis simo of the allied writes On the battlefield of the Marne the following the Napoleonic bestowed upon his most suc cessful lieutenant a title Joffre could not name tho general who had delivered the decisive Count of La Fero Champenoise or Duke of He could not even make him a marshal of since ho was not himself a but he could and did name Foch the first strategist of and after near ly four years his remains the high st distinction of the soldier who has now been summoned to command tho diied armies in a new battle of the nations and in a situation still threat ening a supreme Physically Foch is a little his inches arc about those of and lie has Grants fondness for tho Like a he ias a frankness of speech which his old commander Jian never Unlike his words are rarely caustic and he has mado friends among ail lns An old close lo yet younger than ho was still handsome when the war but the strain has marked his face and only his eyes reveal an unshaken Just before the war a visitor ask ed Ills view of the old quarrel be tween Ihe offensive and the defen he is not a question of one system or It is a matter of common And at the Marne he attacked while at the Yser he stood firm against all at the he is waiting but some day he will and perhaps H will be the ant plow of he as wjs tha at the WHOS TEAGLE IS OFTEN ASKED NOW He Was Living in Toronto When They Made Him Standard Oil PUBLIC Owned by Canadian People these ships will be btlilt with Canadian will je flijjitidliii and owned outright by the Canadian The Minister of Naval potnli out quite apart from what they wili achieve in defeating Hie sub tlicy will help the war is over to muintiun Canada in thn striini position to in i the ydsi fuur she has attain A DASHING ADMIRAL ot aij admiral U of Captain fgrke TyrwhUt had been promoted to and so become Sir Regin now be is an admiral and on of the roost popular In the Tremendous Industry Helped Win Him Big Position at the Age of ALTER CLAKX after living in Toronto for several recently returned to tlie United States to be come president of the Standard Oil Company of New the worlds greatest oil was quite tin known to the public before receiving his big He is only 39 years and his success in life has been duo to industry and the careful training of his mind in absorbing in finite In where he was born on Mny both he and his fam ily were known perhaps as well as any citizen of that Mor ris a native oC who was his maternal and Who was also one ot Clevelands is remembered in Cleveland as the first partner of John Rocke When both were young men they were brought together In tho grain and in due time that business was extended so that It In cluded In a small way the oil trade because that trade was then almost Teagles who was also of English became Interested In the oil business and it was In his fathers offices that Walter Teagle as a boy received his first business in spirations and He en tered Cornell University when eight een years of age and three years la ter was graduated with the degree of bachelor of In his university work the young student specialised in chemistry and was able to gain his diploma In three although the prescribed course is four Instead of spending the summer vacation in recreation or Idleness he entered upon a course partly self partly under the tuition of his of business He took a place in the offices of his fa thers He learned how to keep He mastered Ihe techni cal details of salesmanship and ac quired a general knowledge of busi ness activities before his A Persistent Worker HIS fathers firm found markets through some fifty distributing stations or branches which they es tablished in Missouri and In this of business the young man was preparing himself successfully to carry on some years later the distribution In Great tain and upon the continent of Eur ope and Africa of the oil refined by the Standard Qil Company of New At this when It Is pos sible to trace back from the presi dency of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey the career of Tcagle to its it is easy to see that his progress was due to In almost Infinite attention to skilful and careful training of his mind the high development ot the capacity for and the mastery of all brunches of the oil Shortly after he was twentyone yeurs of age he spent the better part of a year in careful scrutiny and study of the various departments in the oil refinery of his Of his own volition he made excursions to one and another of the various branch absorbing and assim ilating in a short time the business of selling the products of the He also visited some of the large oil producing When his father retired from busi ness the firm sold out to the Repub lic Oil and young who was then only was made vicepresident of the IJut those in authority lu Standard Oil had bcen observing the young an when he was twenty five years old he was appointed to an Important position In the export de partment of the which in volved making New York instead of Cleveland his Says the Minneapolis Journal When he began the difficult work of distributing the products ot the Standard Oil Company upon the contjiient of Europe he found himself face to face with many difficult and many complicated In the ten years in which Teagle was engaged in this department ot the companys business he was for the greater part of the time a cosmopol visiting all parts of ICurope and At hgrae the company took heed of achievements of this young At thirtyfive of ase he a of the export in Toronto AFTER the decision ot the United States Supreme which compelled the dissolution oE the ori ginal Standard Oil Company and the the various subsl Major BaracQ Italian has brought his thirtysecond enemy cdrdliiR to a recent despatch from the front in His latest consisted of shooting down the leading airplane of a Teuton squad Major Baracca was also re cently decorated with the Gold Mili tary diary companies into absolutely In dependent there setmcd to be serious doubts as to the oppor tunities tor maintaining the old and securing new business for the Stan dard Oil Company of New The company was not a great pro ducer of About 90 per of all lite oil which it marketed was bought from H had established some ot the worlds greatest oilrefining plants In New but there were lest because of the dissolution of tha Standard Oil Company it might be found difficult to operate these plants to their full Thus Teagle spoke to his fel low saying that he feared there might be a material curtail ment of tho companys foreign busi one of the direc speaking half half said that there was the Imperial Oil Company of and If Teagle felt that he would not under the changed conditions find his time occupied why didnt he associ ate himself with it being a sub sidiary of the Standard Oil Company of New On the and with Intuitively accurate Teagle said I and became identified aa chief executive of the Canadian com he retained his active connection with the work of the ex port department of the Standard Oil and he was in Europe when the war This instantly changed the plans of the young and he found it expedient to return to the United He again took up the work of the Imperial Oil Com making his home In Toronto until summoned to New York to en ter upon his new duties as head of the Standard Oil Company of New Teagle has now taken a To ronto Victor financial editor oi the to be assistant to htm In his New York Lord Derby Might Have Been a King The Throne of Greece Wai Offered to His Grand father in Earl of that jovial arlstoefct who was recently appointed British Ambassador In IB a personal friend of most and ens of Britains richest history and romances of Lord Derbys famous Stanleys fill It dates back to many years before sec ond Baron was created first Earl of Derby by his King Henry in Lord Derby would bMn Kinr of Greece today If irtndfuthcr had acreed to accept threat and crown when they to htm by the Greeks In But to dignified Stanley hli hlitorte earl dom more to be than a European Concerning this same Carl e by the a gocx told Illustrative of the htugliey dig nity which he coupled with his kindly The Earl was suffering from and a certain anxious to win favor and material for an gent Lord Derby a CSM ot wine with a letter to say that it would The wine was returned with the following curt The Bar of Derby prewnts his compliments to but prefers his gout to their THAT OXFORD DRAWL lU during his to the United had just finished a apevch to an enthwalagtic Ilia charmed by hit Oxford i UtVlnt the fair Ameri can tp sir we dli your iwanf i An XfT llrtle walking out with m oliliMsister a dead The puor little i guess an noroplane ran ovtr Me jo ;