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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PACE FOUR LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1921 THE LETHUKIDUE HKRALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITftD Cth Strett South, Albtrtl arid Ciitmameri W. A. BUCHANAN preBiucn; it ml M.in.i.fiug Director JOHN TOHUANC13 liusim-ss Mimasor Wember Aiullt of Circulation! tiubir.rlDtlon Rates: Dally, delivered, por Dally, by until, pur yvar............ S.0fl Daily, by maU fi-r 6 months........ laborer: luiily by mail, 3 mouthy.......---- 2-50 Weekly, by year.......... l.Sc tiinil per j'e.ir to U.S... 2.0B IRRIGATION QUESTION IN THE LEGISLATURE The latest despatch from Edmonton In respect to the irrigation question is somewhat disquieting, in that it is stated that, in tho preliminary con- versations the Ministers have bad about irrigation, there has uot been anywhere near a unit on the subject. There is, it is stated, a great reluct- ance on the part of some of the Min- isters to tako such a long step as a full guarantee of tuo bonds even for one particular district cr even 16 ad- vance the full sum of the par value of the bonds to any district upon the security of the bonds. On tho settling of the irrigation Question once for all favorably, the people of Southern Alberta look to the present session of the Legislature, Even though it has been unofficially mentioned, there has been some ex- pectation thrown out that this very important question of irrigation, so vital to thig part of the Province, will be satisfactorily solved. Anything which may tend to causa delay in gettlPK tha. Lethbridge Northern pro- jwt, which is the most advanced of au. the projects, to materialize will be in the way of dashing the cup from the will be viewed vritb ex- treme disappointment in Southern Alberta. It is to be sincerely hoped that the Ministers will compose their differ- ences, and that at last there will be a practical policy evolved and passed on this session whereby the irrigation policy of the Government will be fully established. The question of ir- rigation in all its bearings should by now be fully understood by every member of the Government in its re- lation to this part, of the Province. It cannot be suffered to fall between the stools of ministerial differences. Every Minister should by now have sensed what the policy of irrigation as it concerns this part of tbe Pro- vince means. It would be intolerable to believe that the project stands to be shelved by anything of dissension in the Cabinet. We sincerely trust that there is mo anticipation of jt and that when the time arrives there will be a just and equitable policy framed, with a due consideration to the. interests of Southern Alberta. It cannot for one moment be believed thai the aspirations of the people here will be denied. ALBERTA FARMERS AND THE INCOME TAX It is a fact which calls for consider- able notice that, In the matter of the income tas collected up to the end of February, in the aggregate, thR farm- ers of Alberta lead the way. This is all ths more remarkable in that the sum collected greatly exceeds that of the old and settled Province of On- tario. In spite of all the vicissitudes of farming in Alberta, as compared with the industry in Ontario, tha farmers of the youngest province in the Dominion have paid to the na- tional treasury the fine sum of 218.39, as against the sum of 75 in Ontario. When compared wUh tho returns of other provinces, Al- berta again holds a conspicuous posi- tion in the way of income tax paid. The figures published at least tend curtailment in proilm-tion, has been fairly general In during tho last, fovv months. Reports from throughout tlio Dominion go to show ttmt practically every nuiiiuCudiiriiiK city or town lias its n goodly numbers, also I some from other points in close prox- imity, and two well-filled lecture cars of local people, two of the best meet- cent. Canada's advantage is in a inKs of the entire tour were held. measure due, it is pointed out, in I Sometimes at the fag end of a six- that farm labor i, not thrown on the way as are factory employees. The table is at -least interesting in show- ing that' in a country such as the Baited States, whdfs a Protective tariff is in force, the percentage of unemployment is greater than In Free Trada Britain, DIVORCE IN THE DOMINION There are about one hundred and fifty applications to the Parliament of Canada for the passing of divorce bills. Most of these are from the Pro- vince, of Ontario, a few from the Pro- vince of Quebec. In drawing attention to this the Journal of Commerce points out that in Ontario and Que- bec, tliere being no divorce courts, application must be made to the Par- liament of Canada in every case for feeling today. So keenly atten- tive were the people and so appreci- ative were the government speakers that it was 5.30 before the good-byes were said and the big train pulled out. That Medicine Hat Farm In his address here H. A. Craig, deputy minister of agriculture, took occasion to explain why the Alberta government demonstration farm at Medicine Hat wag abandoned. 'The government has been criticized by some because of this. Mr. Craig said that the farm was underlaid with sand, which unfitted it for intensive agriculture. Some good crops had been raised, but on the whole the siugfors, says the Copenhagen corres- pondent of the Kchange Telegraph to- day. The revolutionaries have made Kronstadt the centre of their organ- ization, the correspondent asserts. "The rebels have trained the guns of the warship Petroparlosk on Petro- the correspondent continues, "and have sent the ice-breaker Jermak to Oranienbaum, on the gult of Fin- land opposite Kronstadt. The soviet authorities have suspended the Petro- grad-Oranienbaum rail service. "The revolutionary forces sent delegates to Petrograd, but it is not certain whether to negotiate with the soviet officials or to confer with fel- low revolutionists, "Moscow reports say that the Bol- shevik overthrew the rebels there with tho mose sanguinary losses." Another Garrison -Revolts The garrison of Krasnoya Gorko, near Petrograd, has rallied to the anti-Bolshevik cause, according to a wireless message given out today by the French foreign office. The town of Pskov, near the Es thonian border, is reported to have been captured by Insurgents. Commissaries Kalinin and Zinovieff and several of the other Bolshevik commissaries at Petrograd are report- ed to have taken flight and to haVe been arrested at Isborg, according to the wireless dispatch. Maxim LUvinoff, chief of soviet legations abroad, is said by the same dispatch to have embarked in a Bol- shevik vessel off Reval after drawing an important sura from the bank there. AM ClastM Against HELSINGFORS, March, All j classes of citizens at Kronstadt, the! great Russian base near Petrograd, 1 have united in the uprising against] the soviet government, says a dispatch j ganization of a revolutionary Must Get CflWS and Good Ones could get. year Cheese Factory and Condensary (from Our Own Correspondent) Now XuHlund butter was supplied hi Vancouver, Tho coast was the logical market for Alberta's surplus butter, lint it must bo Alberta Special the highest grade produced. This grade of bntter could compote, with COA1JMLK, Mar. regular any butter in ills world except Dan- U. F. A. meeting was held Thursday; ish, but last year the producers night in the school assembly coultl not deliver tho goods, und Van- with J. P. Baldwin iu tho chair. After! convey did business with New Zeal- the reading of the minutes a discus-' and. sion ensued as to tho price and ser-j On the point of dairy cows he men- vico.of the Lethbridge Herald, and a turned Mr. Parry's herd. In Ibis herd, committee composed of Messrs. Nay- if a cow does not produce 8000 pounds lor, .1. L. Shrumm and Holtmau was I of milk in her third year she is culled appointed to Interview thu Lethbridge to better Htx-ald Co. with a view price and service. Tho report of the committee on tho On tho matter of cooling the milk, Mr. M. Donaldson used nothing but his cistern and had never sent milk cow census of the district was then j in unsatisfactory condition, taken up. A. Wooley reported that at) Lethbridge could use two or throe present in the northern area there are! times the amount of milk now avail- 1G7 cows. This number, able. could be greatly increased if a satis- Tlu> present time was the most dif- factory market 1'or milk products was; ficult in tho matter of milk available. With regard to u comlens-; sour as did not realize how ary, a letter he had received from the' warm tho weather really is and con- Deputy .Minister of Agriculture stated seqimntly neglected to cool their that in the past a condensary in milk. province had been regarded as im-j The Chief Mountain Creamery practicable. He was, however, of tho'would be glad to send a truck out to opinion that this irrigated district j Coaldale every morning to collect the should support a very large number milk in the summer time if they of dairy cows. j enulil bo assured of 1500 pounds. They Mr. Wooley was also in communlca-j would also take all the cream they tion with the executive of the U. F. A.I could get. In this way the delivery in Calgary and with .Mr. Marnoch of; milk would not interfere with a good the Lethbridge Board of Trade, with j day's work on the farm. regard to tho matter. This news came as very welcome L. R. Shrumm reported that In the j to many present and immediate step; East area forty cows were at present, were taken to secure an assurance o: being milked, the general sentiment, at least J.iOO pounds of milk daily for however, was not very enthusiastic i the Chief Mountain milk truck, about milking cows. I A committee consisting of Messrs. L. R. Baldwin stated that forty or! J. L. Shnmuu, D. King, and Mclntosh fifty cows could be counted on in the j was appointed to go further into tho West area, but no marked enthusiasm matter. First to assure the minimum was in evidence. 15CO pounds of milk daily to secure J. P. Baldwin said that in the South the truck, secondly to enquire ex- area eighty cows could easily become haustively into ways and means available. At present about fifteen! whereby those needing dairy cows were being milked. might be put in touch with suitable The total cows at present in sight J animals, and where necessary th is therefore about 272. T. P. Boiylby then spoke on the sub- necessary financial assistance cured. There were about sixty, pres- ject of cheese manufacture. He con-1 ent at the meeting, with a very strong sidered three hundred good cows, but! delegation from the Van Home col- preferably 400 were necessary before j ony. Tbe meeting adjourned at twen- a cheese factory would be locally pos-! ty miules to twelve. sible. He was''of the opinion that the cows were available that a cheese' factory could be easily induced to start business at Coaldale. His stand was "get the cows first." J. Lough spoke- of his experience at Mulnam. Kansas. A condensary was started thera and the company sold the sows to the farmers. The result was that land went up from per acre to Similarly In High School Debating League Now Meet Medicine Hat in Finals EDMOXTON1, Mar. and Medicine Hat high schools were the went up to per acre. His opinion j was that the average cow around j Coaldale was not really a dairy cow I of a good milking strain. I Mr. Mclntosh of the Chief Mountain Creamery was present and was asked and was, therefore, aban- the passing of a divorce bill. The I taken andthe tor Senate in the first instance and later removed. The land was the House of Commons becomes the j ryo Kentucky blue grass. work had been disappointing n'tee wllicn Iater became the provincial finally became apparent to the de-1 government, was carried out, partici-: partment that it was not a paying in- Pation of Political organizations and, its members being chosen almost ex- clusively from seamen and workmen. The provisional government has published a program, the agency an- nounces, the essence of which is a demand for the immediate convening stitut'.on doned. Incidentally, there Is an Important experiment being tried on the old Hat farm. H is reverting back to its virgin state. In 1919 the fences were i to speak. He descnbed himself as a winners of the cup in the final do- butter-in and it was a{ once bating league, held in the assembly gested that a man in the creamery j hall of Alberta College South on Fri- busmess should be a He day evening, when two questions wen said, however, that he was interested l in the milk business and Lethbridse i needs tho milk. Hundreds of barrels settled; first, that the material of the subjects in the school'curriculum was inadequate; second, that the right of divorce court. It is utterly impossible for those bodies in the midst of their legislative duties to exercise the functions of a divorce court with in- telligence or with propriety. If the Senate made a real inquiry into these 150 divorce cases now before it, it would have no time for anything else. Since divorces are granted, and still to be granted, surely it is better to have the disagreeable business turned over to the courts of justice than to be left to the present ridiculous sys- 'e In the other provinces of Canada with the exception of Prince Edward Island there are divorce courts. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and British Columbia have had such courts since before Confederation. In the three prairie Provinces, by virtue of a re- cent interpretation of their constitu- Thero was no catch. Last year rye snd brome grass was sown with very favorable results. "We are now watching this experiment of restoring land to its prairie said the deputy minister. Pleased with Train Expressing his pleasure at the suc- cess of the Weed Train, Mr. Craig de- clared that it had undoubtedly accom- [plished Its purpose. Over far- mers and future farmers had been reached. A closer contact had been established between the men on the land and the government officials. In meeting the farmers and discussing with them their problems in a frank, plain, honest way the department was only doing its duty. Good Work of C. P. R. "I can not give too much praise to the C. P. R. for its willing and valu- able co-operation in this _ of a constituent assembly and the res- i toration of freedom of trade between 1 individuals. Abandoned by Troops PARIS, March Rus- sian soviet commissaries who have been abandoned by their troops, have taken refuge iu Estnonia, according to a wireless message picked up here this afternoon. to show that the farmers of Alberta! lions, the ordinary courts of justice have been alive to their obligations, and if the income figures are any guide testify to the truth that they are the backbone of the country in the contributions made to the treas- ury. In the face of such results as the income tax returns testify to, it can- not be denied that.the farmers ot Al- need und deserve every en- couragement in, an industry which has proven itself to be an asset to the Btate. When we see, as we have done, the western farmer being cavilled at in certain newspapers of Eastern Can- ada, the income tax returns in their comparative relations should serve to point out how wrong and unjust the opinion held is. To tho West the prosperity of tho farmer spells a great deal, and it would appear that it also hai its coresponding bearing on the Dominion as a whole. In the showing made by the farmer of Alberta, by western farmers generally, the value of farming as, a basic industry is placed beyond argument. UNEMPLOYMENT IN CANADA Jndaetrla] unemployment, says the monthly letter of the Royal Bank of Canada, which has followed closely in the wake of the drop in prices and are now held to be empowered to grant divorces and are doing so. The matter of deciding divorce cases is essentially a judicial one. It docs seem an anomaly that a question which so deeply affects the fabric of society, in the dissolving of marital relations, should be left, as it is in the older provinces, to tho Senate, initial- ly and later to the House of Com- of skim milk powder (Klim) Is used bequest and inheritance should be in Lethbridge every summer. It costs limited. The negative of tho first pro- as high as per hundred pounds j position was taken by Grant Stickle for use in making ice cream. About j and Leamler Gau of Camrose high 13.87 was being paid for 100 pounds school, and the aflirmative by Miss V of whole milk at present. Milk was timings and "Miss M. Anderson of the being shipped to Lethbridge from Cardston high school. The delate was Cardston and Didsbury. very close, the negative winning by a The Carlisle Dairy have a comtens-'. 3man margin. The judges for this ary at Didsbury. They, however, put I wf.re Mr. S. A. Dickson, Mr. J. Y. up their product in Urge cans and use Ross and Prof. W. H. Alexander it at their own factories in making ice cream. If there was a surplus of milk In tho second debate on the subject of bequest and inheritance, those tak- in the winter It was made into cheese, ing part were Charles Waldo and Miss if there was a surplus in summer it 1 E. Foster from Medicine Hal high was condensed. school for the affirmative, and Miss H. His definition of whole milk was Boyle and D. Kamsey of the Victoria milk that would remain sweet for at high school for the negative. The af- least 48 hours. It should bo cooled to fir-native won. The judges were Prof, fifty degrees within twesty minutes E. K. Broadus. A. P. Ewing, K.C., German Conditions The German proposition was made conditional upon the plebiscite to be held in Upper Silesia being decided in favor of Germany and upon the re- moval of all commercial restrictions. "If we have to make proposals cov- ering the reparations, we -nlshed the train, equipped and have to ask for a week's adjournment managed it, and in addition bore half from leaving the cow. Temperature- was all-important. As to market prospects, if the volume of milk was greater than Lethbridge needed, he considered a cheese factory the best idea. Nine or ten carloads of cheese came to Leth- bridge annually from the East. The butter business he regarded as M.L.A., and John Blue. B.C. LOGGING CAMPS RE-OPEN; WILL RELIEVE MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT VANCOU-VBR. Mar. of many logging camps, which have been closed since November 30, re- lieving the city of a large proportion the expense of explained Mr. Craig. This announcement was greeted with applause. Addresses were made here by Supt W. H. Palrlieltl on soil cultural meth- ods; E. H. Strickland on the grass- hopper menace (which threatens tho IRELAND AND THE PHILIPPINES When we note the anxiety of cer- tain in the United States to interfere with the Irish Question and to urge the independence of Ireland, the ques- tion the Philippine Islands cannot but come as a home-thrust to those bnsybodiea. Of the two that of the Philippines, in their relation to tho j ponri" although U'nited States, is a far more intimate than that of Ireland. In regard to the Philippines, the iittcranoo of James A. Frnnr in ron- gress Is very opportune at this Lime. Speaking there last December he put the matter thus: "Over thirty resolutions have boon introduced in tho American House or relating to Iribh In- dependence. Tho Senate, by a of to consult said Dr. Simons in making his proposition. Shortly after I o'clock the British representatives were leaving the con- ference. The situation seemed very serious as it did not look as if an agreement was being reached. Avoids War Guilt Question Dr. in continuing his state- ment to the conference, said he had purposely avoided reference to the question of responsibility of the war because he considered such a discus- sion would only make a statement more difficult. Ho declared neither the treaty of Versailles nor the carrying L, out of the allied penalties could deter- more than double its population. They minc tne qiicsllbj of war guilt, ..HIs. are. 10.000 miles distant from our seati tory only can fix the responsibility for of government find peopled by a raco said the German foreign that in climate and customs has little The war, he contended, was too recent an occurrence to be m common with ours. They are j clearly at this time, unanimous in their request for inde-' pendcnne and we have repeatedly pledged it to them. For years they have maintained their own govern- ment against the strenuous efforts of exploiters and speculators. They see America actively concerned In Euro-! forth 'that the Senate of United States expresses its sympathy with the aspirations of the Irish people for a government of Its own choice.' "The Philippines have over three times the territory of Ireland and TRY TO MAKE BIG RESTAURANTS CHANGE WAY OF WASHING DISHES WINNIPEG, Mar. the oh- ject of preventing the spread easn and epidemics by contagion, A. CO to 1, passed u resolution which set land? standing guard over the Monroe doctrine in the western hemisphere. They find America hesitating tu grant them In- dependence in the faraway Orient while pleading for Ireland, and In thoir inexperience with American polk'ifui that are not clearly under- stood nvon by tho great masses of our own people, the Filipinos aak: 'Why not gffe to UH the pfmdomio you ask of (Cngland for Ire- pass a by-law to compel to sanitary cleansing of dishes In restaurants, hotels and other public places where food is consumed in large quantities. KIRKCALDY ELECTION GOES AGAINST GOVERNMENT KIUKCAMjy, Scotland, Mar. The government suffered a defeat In the bye-election made neceiaary by the resignation of Sir Janief Henry Dalzlol, member of the house, of com- mons for Klrkcaldy. The remits of tlm voting ns announced today was: Tom Kennedy, labortte, II.H74; Sir Lockhart, coalition, a good business. His company had of its unemployment probienlB, h: spent on a creamery and were I been announced. It is expected that prepared to take all the cream they' four thousand men will be employed. PICKED UP IN PASSING F O n THE BUST MAN Fountain House, In Deaerouto, has been quarantined, owing to smallpox, Harry Neeb, farmer of Kiathoplu townuhip, was found dead iu hit; barn, Captain C. Daryan, purchased the coal carrying steamer, Kcwanfs. 4 Next year the Proscott Presbyter' inn thurdi will celebrate it, 100 th, anniversary. Alex. Zimmerman, London, has pur- chased the Brown House, Aylmer, from J. Ituwlinson. Mrs. Daniel Kmith, 73 years old, of Montreal, was 'found dead from ex- haustion and exposure. Chas. B. Killraaster, formerly a private banker at Port Rowan, died at hospital in London, Rev. Father Michael Meagher, par- ish priest of Maryville, has been transferred to Kvensville. Joseph Pearce, G. T. R. engineer for 4S years, without ah accident, re- tired at Brockville on pension. The voters of St. John declared in favor of daylight saving by a vote of for and against. S. L. Dale Harris, a Montreal law- yer, fell six stories from his office window, being terribly injured. Judge Ermatinger, for over 30 years junior judge of Elgin county, became senior judge. Percy B. Drane, aged 24, was In- stantly killed by a falling tree in his brother's bush in Keppel, The League of Nations will investi- gate the differences between Panama und Costa Hica. Attempts by the Finnish govern- ment to secure a loan of J25.000.000 m the United States have failed. A coal passer committed suicide on the liner Carmania on her trip to New York by jumping overboard. Chilean newspapers are beginning .0 feel alarm over the concessions made by the government to the Krupp company. Hon. C. J. Dohorty, Minister of Justice, promises full Federal co-op- eration in enforcement of the new Quebec Alcoholic Liquor Act. John Hambly, who conducted a marble and granite business in Strathroy for a number of yeare, dluU following a paralytic stroke. Mrs. A. Nelson, aged SO, was taken the Victoria Hospital, London, suffering from burns and shock, re- ceived when her oil stove exploded. Leo Febio, Montreal, was injured )y the premature explosion of a dy- namite cap while employed on the provincial highway west of. Brock- ille. Advices liavo been received in Brockville of the award of the le Guerre of Belgium to Col. Sir Edward Worthington, C. B., C. M. C., of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Accompanied by his bride, B. "vV jtiither, Episcopal missionary 3agle, Alaska, left with a dog team m a five-hundrod-mile marathon to Panana Crossing, on the Tanana river, and return. Prince Albert, ruler of tha munici- pality of Monaco, will go to Wash- ngton in April to receive the gold medal awarded him for his marine esearches by the Oceanographic Society of America. George H. Murphy, a second year iturlent in the faculty of applied icience at Toronto university, who tvent overseas with the 20th Battal- on, and who lost his hearing as a re- mit of shell shock, suddenly recover- ;d his hearing Friday. Cut More Tobacco for the Money Canada's best buy- the ECONOMY Package IIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII. ;