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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta L APAGE MANKIND'S DEBT TO BADEN-POWELL Famous Head of Boy Scouls. Who'Will Visit'Toronto on Monday and Tuesday. HAD AN UPHILL FIGHT To Get the Scout Movement Started ia It U F. CUNCLIFFE-OWEX. __ _. ANKIXU owes a heavy debt of gratitude to WeuL-Gcc. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Colon- el In CnK'f of his old regiment, the Thirteenth Huwarj, whose name al- ways will associated with one of the finest feats ol arms of the South African war of twenty years heroic 'and successful defence of Maf eking. For he the founder, the originator and the master organ- izer of the worldwide Boy Scout movement, which has transformed our boys from simpering Lord Fauntleroys, from Intolerable young cubF, from equsi [y objectionable young prigs Into very, useful mem- of the community! with a sense of discipline, of eelf-respect'nnd-re- Imbued with a. deter- mination to rather-than to "be Into lads that are as wholesome In mind aa they arc In physique. If the movement has been of in calculable advantage In present I Is certain io trfng still tar' greate benefits in the future, for the Eos Scouts of to-day, wlin their admlr able training, developing all that ia best In them and imbuing them with principles of order, decrncy am cannot fail'to Brow up int patriotic .citizens. Indeed, the world will reap, in the generations now growing up Into manfRod aad. in those yet to come, the full measure the fruits of Iho wonderful' Boy Scout movement Sir Robert Badea-Powell started the Boy Scout movement about eleven years ago.under the most ad- verse circumslanaes. At the time pacifism was in the'alr In Great .Bri- tain, where the people displayed the utmost raaka the pe- cuniary sacrifices indispensable to the maintenance of even a prepos- terously small army, and, abused the late Field 'Marshal Lord Roberts as a scare monger owing to his preach- ing, all alas! the doctrine of military preparedness. The.pub- lie frowned upon tTie. Boy Seoul movement initiated by Baden- aa an attempt to militarize wasf thti; word employ- youth' of-'ths'United'King- dom. It 'was assailed and rifilculei from the pulpit, from the- pTaifon and in the press, and, above all, i was discountenanced and dlscour: aged In every way >y tht War partment and by those who wer then In authority at Whitehall, wh chose to denounce It as a Baden I'owell scheme for self-advertise ment King Edward Concerted FORTUNATELY for the Bc> Scout movement, It excited th Interest ;and in. course of time wo tae good wiil _and support of" tiia grand .old. aolaltr Lord Roberta, wh was Quick to appreciate; the fact iba VON KLUCK PUTS BLAMEONMOLTKE Tells an English Correspondent .in Berlin How He Lost Battle of the Mame. Mayor Ole Hanien u Shipyard Worker HE WARNED MOLTKE 3ut ihe German Chief of Stafl Insisted on the Advance Down Past Mp aa T. SETOX DELMER. newspaper corns ponJcnt, who has just reuch com ail, but luckily It did not fall Into his hands. to' give a public sovereign recogni- tion of che force. Baden-Powell Is a gifted and ac- complished man, with an extraordi- nary fund of strange personM ex- perience and of anecdote. He pnn-ad a most entertaining guest to the King, who .felt himself much drawn toward this gallant and .capable dier. He realized that through others he had allowed himself to be unduly prejudices against B. P., and. as was customary .with this kindly sover- eign, hs lost no .time in leaking amends. For, before left Baimoral. he received at the hands of his royal host the Star of a Knighi Commander of the Victor- i Order and that handle io his me. for'which he had been waiting er slnce'hls return from the-war South Africa. In.fact. It mas as Robert "Baden-Powell Iba f he .limed from Scotland to London. Sdward VIL was'not content with stowing the kniehthoo.d of the-VIc- rian Order upon Baden-Powell his In a manner, -a persona itlncllon and not military honor e made It his business, inquire the War Department why the eneral's name had never been sub itted for that promotion la the rder -of the Bath which" shouli ,ve come to him for his defence o afeklog. In fact, the Kins'was so with the military authoritie t the neglect to which, Baden owell had been subjected In th itter that within a few weeks af leaving Balmoral Sir .Robert' m4 appeared in the official Gazett promoted to the rink of a Knlgh ommander of the Order of th Hampered by War Office T all: this was-no N calculated to endear Baden owell.to his military superiors. In TS: place they had received wigging on his account An hen, too, at as In evei Iher Government department, r entment is entertained: against an ne who Is the objkt of royal Inte: entloh In his favor.-Indeed, the Gen ral found himself EO'hampered by j ie War-Office in.hls'vork for the icy Scout movement, especially In he months following the death of .and friend, Edward TIL, that he f: the Northumbrian Territorial Division, which he had taken over liter a four years term as Inspac- or-General of_ Cavalry, and retted rc-ni Uhe, army in Border to devote limself .wholly and entirely lo what ie now regards as his'life -After George V. had rot well es- tablished in the saddle as King boys trained according-to the plan of Baden-Powell would'grow'up "n only Into first-rate citizen's" but als Into well disciplined, and' therefo useful, defenders of their country. Through. the veteran Field Ma Ehal tha the late .Kin was .attracted to'the organlzatio The B6j- Scout-movement started 1308 and In the early fall of 1909 t authorities of. the War Deparlme and'Baden-Powell's many ad versa ies both In and out of the.Mrvi were startled to read in the da newspapers that he had- been manded" by the King to visit Balmcrat Tho General's I Hlghland'home offals soveretgn prolonged .for aeve'ral days. Edvra Into the various phas of the movement-exhaustively made certain very useful and practical suggestions that were adopted and ended by giving his hearty and enthusiastic approval -to tho organization, promising the General that he would take the earliest opportunity pos- sible to review the Boy Scouts EO as remeht the array' following ie demise of Edward due t reasons, that'- call for some ex- lanalion. P-ace nts pro" lolion as a "young officer had been jo rapid not io arouse professional ealouRy- and-, ill will, .and then, oo, there ts-'-cnii especially there was -a prejudice among older officers nd the civilian officials of the War Apartment against nny man la the rmy- gifted with originality, who Ives expression to new Ideas, who royoses -reforms and who shows a isposition to depart from old-fash- cd routine. Naturally such a iaan Baden- I'owell was calculated to ndiisfrial Democracy Works WeM in Staten Island Plant Pf, Factory Organized With President, Cabinet, Senafe, and House of Share in Dividends and Afafre Their Own Shop Quality Better. Ides. 1 len.lof though she hates tinue lo halo Germany until Germans showed some unmistakable signs of regret for terrible -wrofiRa. that they had donvj'to Kluck regarded my stanapoinl as "sentl- menlal." We talked about other thlnsi. Von xfHe their irr. They regarded him a nuisance laker. As an instance and as a trouble of 1he reforms which he inaugurated, there was one vhlch he carried through while In- pector-General of- witn so Tiuch success that It attracted much ittenEion and commendation- abroad. Until he took the matter in. hand cavalry on Joining were put hrough a course of rough riding In he riding schools which not only dld much to dishearten, them and thereby retard, their training .but which frequently broke their spirit. Kluck asked me what hid become of his old opponent on the MarncvFleld- Marshal French, "He is "too good a man to be retired in his full said Kluck. I told'.hlm that: Lord French had become Viceroy of ire- land." TYith a sly .smHe, Kliick re- marked: "Ah. there he has a more thorny .problem than any he and I had to sWe'fo the field of I greatly respect him as a soldier, and I should very' much like .to meet Mm By ROY DICKINSON, NEW YORK. May SI UT la Richmond States Island. WIIHam Demuth Co, make pipes and smohetV ar- They employ 900 men and wo- nearly all foreign born.'About 20 per speak little or no English. Pipe-making doesn't particularly appcai to Americans. It requires painstaking care, a tot o'f land work and monotonous repeal' .loa- Under war conditions the De- muth company had rfral problem, Because pipe-makers are hired green. When trained, many men left almost .mmediately for higher wages, AB the slightest slip In pipe-mak- ing turns a piece of root which should have bWn a" fine pipe lnto-a stcond or a third, and as men left .on Ihe slight eat provocation, the problem, the "was .somewhat acute John Leitch, Industrial exrerl; .of Philadelphia, was appealed to and Installed a plan which is cne of the mist interesting developments In th Industrial field of to-day. Ills first problem was lo get the workmen Interested In their work- Is tiiclr In the compan> dovetail, and to Introduce a spirit o co'-opefallon which would reflect a nappIcr day for the men and a bette product-tor-the company. Ilecocnlz ing that In every human being ther is a certain spirit which responds .t justice and; co-operation, be organ I zed as tho constitution a governmen based along the same lines as tha of the Unlte'd States-with a Cabtnei a. Hsusa of and Senate. His first appeal was, c course, to' enow ths.-irien that hi plan, would mean more money I them. Calling all, the worker together In the largest department o mean chess-player raighlened out before they come to o. point of trouble. New plans of peratton ar-a and recom- are to tin- rove rrachlnery, tools, methods, or en- Those bodies of Congress have the rlvllrgo of using their brains In the merest of belter sen-Ice. Standlng omniltlees are appointed by either ranch, separately or Jointly, and here are committees on all such sa safety, suggestions, are, ways and means, programs, lin- >erfect material, poor workmanship, utllcity, slides, inspection and edu- atlon. All e cut down to fifty, with the under- landing that If It. did not work out satisfactorily, everybody ywould be willing to go back to the old flfty- hroe hour schedule-- Defore the trial over, production had In- creased more than 8 per cent. On the basis of this successful ex- periment. It was Buggesled'that thai advisability of changing to forty- eight hour week be considered. This was accepted, and the company now w'orklnff on n, forty-eight decrease in .very bfifu: first cause o. third time te under M foremen'and heads of who are Jn positions of authority. I elects Iha vice-president secretary, imgeant-at-arms an-' Blinding committees. Its power'arif practices fire Ih'e same AS those of ln He must understand and (J) Ha must a repuUtlo among his fellow of being o the'sfiuttrtf. of the Ihree governmen are' held regularly .each wee the Benalc being convened .at o'clock and the House at 3-30, T placo la a room on the up. floor of the offlcft building, f( enough removed from Ihe faclory avoltl noise and confusion. The'Cc (net mcetx at 10 o'clock In the md Ing of the flam4 day- Air transacted to URU proctdure. The fine of hourfl, ho' benefits, tome tinder (31 cusslort. C'ontroiemles or mlsu'ndt are brought io light by'1 the-very'system of represenla government. ompjftinmg Agaimt Inefficiency: N a recent case, the House of Re- presentatives, composed of work: a, recommended thefrernoyal of a reman because he was Incompetent, the -workers would .ve heCn afraid Lo complain to the prcscniatlve about, a foreman, be- use they would have been fearful king the complaint before ousc. knowing" 'JtV.would corr of Ihfi foreman. Labor turnover used to' be very rious, Lut aa'the repr'c- nlntlves and the Senate at turnover affected dividends df- ctly, they made: an j Investigation, iey found .that In a certain tlepart- em. many new Vrbrkers left'tor were s'chargcd within thirty days. They urid out Ihe reason. for the avlng, -The w6rk was hard anil