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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta JOHN G. KENT IS A . F�|E BUSINESS MAN N�\v-Manager of Toronto Exhibition Has Served I^itfg and Well on'Directorate. HIS JUDGMENt'sOWND C. B. lOAUCimiS-ABLE AND MdDESt ------1,),::-  - Should Do^Good 'Work >on the NexvIylOrganized "War Tfadc Board. - Not a'blad-Hajlcl ,j^er-TaltM,His^Hi'^Isi.'/Ha�' Interests in W^k Seriously-Hobbiea are Boys ttnd Dogs. M Tt. JOIi.V OOW.VXS KKSr. who lias* 1ipcr of Toronto Business Enterrprises. > mar.ujser" of !)ie' Cinsiillan  i\/I T Nidion.Tl ICxhlliitiun. is n�i^ cjp'wn of their hraii. tu the soles of j - ' thMr tect. AUhousrh born fli(>-svi" with ; hi.-' paraftts \\ hen 5^1 UOYl> Mr-NAl'Otni'. who'.has hccn ai>-l>c>tuTei' oiiv of fiif- inehv\ipi-s licwlv (hm.'iiiizi;! ;\\'nr 'I'j-ade ,  Bpanl...' jHSj- not hlcs'si-i^ r with ;n\uj-p' "tiiAv mat-1 er" i t li� ii 111.*! n^.-�^ollJter , infii ' one' ^�uh*-'.'�if�i"�t 'in a '_ilayV> ninrr'h, Antl r.�r.iMoiilil hp the .J:ii-,: ixi'au ti> claim _-'lli: ri.-^Vlve.' tnodo^tyMs B.' ;Uiiyniie!iif one ,*e>f iiis ^iti* the "deu*, Itindly JuUsirnfsuiM'' !.'.:imlii!g' vhurm'tunHtli'S. But- on? hit ihp rtge of cie-J. a. Kcvt. ven. His bustncs.s caieir l-esAsi whcrt as  boy he left schoDUanil mi.'riM the ,, . . tirmVf Gowa.�. Is^-nt .>L- C.-. Al- -^".I thdve a ..kM.m.I *u!fU-.ent thin:,' ls''5Je*t�*iu''M;^p has travoliU ifartiui i>n*thc!i'i to -siioivss In business ti:;iu raostV uifii of forty. .'iidder. Like any other boy filling his ;;in Li^uninvc bioj^eiv^e nv ^^icnv-job, he had to svve.p the floors;, run l'^' lam^of Itoed. �>ha�v .and. m^is. and "polish UP the knock- ;MeX��?hU .But l,.ui:.�co hn� M.-A or on the biff front door." Po^iblv'come m.vAy oae of the spheres of ihis busini'si activity., , � His first vcn^tiire in Uiy insaranye ftelil look placo after he h^jdi^graflu-atod from the old Jjrv:s'Cot!e.if!atc Possibly hjB made greater headwaj; than . boys might havf, not bc^'use hty.wns related to the firm,, liut becaiise he had the atillity that iforced him foi^ n-ard. One of: the first positions o1 Institute. Toiorlto. That'wari t�ven-responalbiUty that >e;flHbd was that tJ-two years ago. At first fie was otbtiyer for th� glasstfare' Ji'nior cJerk. But Defore Ions he ment, which necessitated his pnyinj; ' ecamc an insurance salesman, and fre -Ultimately j^as certainly travelinff some. ' Just he becantc a partner, and remained about concurrfnt with this vdnttire one tinOi the merger of,the big crock- jl^c embarketl upon still another part-, cry and glassware/Arms took place'nership. This-wtiS a life jiartnershlp. Iii J�SS. - ~' iln ISflS Mr. MiXaiight dissolved W'liile^ since then, Mr. Kent.has not I'-rlnerV.ilp with his former boss and been closely tied'up; to any slng-Ie hung out'hi� own-shingle, and he �busineas enterprise. his-lifcHias bern .i,j,pt i. out f�r three yesrs!. when he Just as as it was formerl.v. AI- ' , :. , . J �, thouRht he cou'.d well afford to Uike "o^'''" "ml"Soined hands,with his case. It would ?>e difficult to find'Mr. George B. Shaw-, uMder thi style a man in the City'of Toronto whose ;of Sl\iw and lleXiiiiKht which re-Ilfe is bu.-ier. Evi-rJ- morninir. snarpv^^ai,,,,,; ,:nchaii=Td till'tjio picsen' And w'ltn iKj.un-Ihing h. dres it HeadTcfA^eaman's Uniony Who U Coniing to America'i 'Hat ,HE..:m:r;NO-PA;GJ| FiST His HM).BHejen a Career of Fight, irijs^ Injbttlce and Wron^   Done MiBritisii'Seaitieii;' 1. � v" "-^.P---^ Hi-f-:---  . B.^'i�uL.'iTicas. \, ; r.';: A MSA Y JMACDOXAI^ ' .-l*"^ > Snowdc.n ami other peftcc.riit-' �ny-prlcc vniiiks^'ti'4''* wiiyji^u-nnUngr to be- nice to 'thib Oitat;, kind Gqnijia'hs. have such Ja*x{;aj� foriiialitles and rt-Bulatlous to set Happily, thctc art* t-abor lenders and-bis tiixips over to Fr.-Viic6.fully cqnii)- Labor leaders. 'There are..J.t:l� ti-iii;:' ped for-work. T ha record made by Cof. ,,_,k \,tiii'\n, tv. �. A �Vi�ii'i'^-' .ladwtJi In-getting his'tjiCn siWedlly ;'�"'!' >�"�,the gentry, iflcntloned, ready for ser\-lce" aim the efficiency ["re frl^snds of^ c^ery counti^ ^-but of ni.^ work, have already l>ceh the [their ^wn, ,;{and cap Mtt 'jiSsS sulijcct of .>id*spren^ .TOmment 111^ every caule but their CoUntb'B .'irmy cIrcleSO Col. Jadwinorframned t.^.,. ,,,^.v,i; nt.^Ai,^^ ,>aud .equipped his rekUseftt without l^''"'','^*.?,^*'*!:*^'"^ Hendirson, waltlnir for nssistnuea from.the War [''I'o �f the TlVar Cabinet, whosejpatriotism ,>J8. .U(d'ced, beyond.dispute) vEdwrin Jaidwin nitlnif for assistance'friitli p T- :n!,,a-.v,.,f^'^'^-**- And "when he has once dV- OaT of his time other than that ^f^^,. ihoiigtri and . con- devoted to his own particular Isidejat ion, upon a certain, line, of, ^.Interests has been spent ii'i connection 'action Ai- pires^-L-.s ' steadily ' forward, with the affairs of the Canadian Xa-'irr djfticitttlptf^l"set;jil3a>iitirhe>either � Uonal Exhibition. His active con-lb.jrre (hroug-h tliem or circumnaA*!-nectlon with that .institution be^an , .v-ates th^m. 'He nover tnrna his back thirteen years ago. "when he ".was! upon tliem, with his habitual . elected to the direotorate. During! good-naiiired smile upon his''face 191t a\ii 1913. when h6_occuplPd theijjpeps ploiltjttiir along' iintll he ihifir-, presidential chal/,of the Xational Ex-ireached his jroal. ' i., . ' hlbitlon. th|re were periods when he; / 'With more than ono'bnsiness en-or two later; for after attending to | terprlse with wliic-h he, clthiir. is or' anything else; That Is', characteristic j has been connected 'jtho ; combined of the man.' Whatever he undecjakesquality of courage-' aiid^perslstency to do he throws-himself into It body j has been more than once. ^>ub to the . and soul.; year, when iUhess I t�a. But th" woods niy-full of men prevented Dr. Orr, since dprensrd, j who. while posses,\in5_jjpurage ami,] irom pbrformln?: .his-duties as persistftnnv in a hith degree, rtiake'! Bger of the cshihltlor/..,Mr. Kent was tshipwreck of .their ventures'' pressed .into service , as honorarj'i thcv are drf|plcnt> In concomitant manager., and ..without- remuneration i (lualltles which are , essrnllal to'suc-of any-kind devoted his tipie to mak- cess .in businrps. 'Jlr. McXaiigiit; on tcrcd the army at. tlie age of nineteen, .lie .-iaw-, service )r\ South Africa. With the Royal,Horse Artillery, unit' .tVas seriously wounded at San-uifs ' Post. > � It was ot�ly a year or Two, U'cl'ore war broke bat that Clen. Aslmiore turned-his aUentl'on to the po'sslbllitics.. of' the aeroplane, and he obtained his flying certificate in 1512. , '.;  _ ; Hunting. Is. the gallunt officer's favorite' recreation, anU he'i.t also -vpi'y keen on inuslc, being a Fellow of the I'hilljj^rmonic Society. A-cousin of ^Lord .Glanusli. he on-'jgootls after the vCiir. . AYhether.such ^ � boycott is feasible, wlwthor it Is ex-pettlent. and-. It so, under what con-uitlon.>ii-thc3e;' nuoisllonB that, it is outside my, purpose to discuss here, Bul'the7Aot that such a. policy finds one of ^i|sJ'^i^>st sticniious. and sturdy advpCiiles, -In Mr. "Wilson shows how much the Germ.m policy of �frightfiilneps" has done "^to; kill the "lii^rnatiofial ii^iiid;.'�Jn some of the .ablest of-Bi-itlsh Labor leadcr.s. , -'I-'or^Mi-. M'llfe&'n is a dfemocrat of he .jemocrat.",' who has-done things I -and not merely fulminated about Ing the. exhibition 'Of-iai7'the most succctisftil In its hlstor>-. Next,'to his, efforts 'In PonnpctlojJknows how to do It himself or dele- wlth the Canadlnn .Jfattmjiil Exhibition his most, important -ser\ires of a the contrarv is what Is aptly termed a well-rounded man. 'He gates the task- of doing it tosubbr donates. He Is a m.aster of system. semi-public nature ha>'ej)pe; 'Mr. Kcnt,*;StrlctIy speak- lit tangles the business up until It clogs' the machinery, but of the kind which Rives the l^uman etfement associated with the'concern an'-.oppor. tunltv to develop the finality,-of In-Jtlotinn It may pos.scss and'trt un- �3embtk:^au^ Leader of Men Some: - Stories Which Give a 'Real Line on France's � Strong^ Premier. Ing. hn� vno pastime-*!. �"'Kelhna. hnw- tasks with enthusiasm, ever, a*coup!e �f*"hobhlps" throinrh ; Plus these Ijusljirss, j^ualitles, Mr. whichhe dou,bJlpss gets some-relisx-jMcNavsht-te a man w-hosp Intpffrlty Hiiun Troii^ tho ."s^icjicr.-! oJ-h-'yVvprv.,.! iR-mf  the. hlghnrt "^tvpe. Evor>'thlB>r �day life. The nstfi.'i.boys. '.-Tbe other jmiisl be "up rtnd.above board" with Is dogs. He'^has "been .T fo.slor-rathrriRViBry ,W)terj>rIs He turna,. wallcs back to Clemenceau, and-Bay*: 1 "Ah! 1 forgot, Mr. President, I-wanted to tell you that I have de,-" pilnded very much li^-the, work of this office .upon Mr; So.and,.So.- I have evor>'>nssuTance that you would find'him-e.ttrcmely. valuable. . ." /'No use," Interrupts thc-new.Pre-hilen "I Intend to 'burn >even the furniture." 1 , - ' -:�.:;�:> J.iv, . � Under the title of ''In' thf .Tiger's Den." M. Prax writes ii�p,4n 1^ -Petit Parlslen ^^n. Interview'irlth- Clemen- t f Ihp Dominion w'prp Imported by Mr. Kent Honie of them. It- Is -.aid, costr Ing him''n thousand doUai-K, WhilP Mr. Kent has n-nipefprencp for'Wiilt j.nd greyhounds, he �!� the friend of .nil good dogs, and for twenty-five �� 'ywirs has'been proaldenl of thp^Cun-mffian Rcnncl Olub. - , .'' , , . It rptmires n-iilg mjin to ^tD^jino-. CBBSfujly the jioattlon^of-man^gnr of thft,'j?anadlan NutlonaU -. Exhibition. ;: "Tn�?ililr; Kent Is JJlg'eridngh to .fill H, there can be no ^oviht. Not only has. bohnjl o. wide, exn^.rle.ncp. In bitslnPRS 'y, and an ..extensive, knowledge of the "TIrislflo .working of. the National, but - ,iitBmpcrnmenttUly ho is well-fitiea:for (-the poBltloni. .You -couldn't rattle him >'�'wit* a hrisnda-of ortlljovy. Ills head Irf nJw^ Jt>xi hl� Rhouldprs find his ,', feet .aljynya'lOil .'*liP, '^ix^nfnejsfXt^iAtor,, and'?. 5 doHtatoi y . hiii oSiLuiJ it weiffhliJij Iji'HiW mind th�(^#(a an(1,oon8 BRportalnIng to th^ ' �u^iWln''hlastlmcs jire'sup-' posed to be Kplf-rand-brldjr^., But these days ho -has- little time for anything Pise but buslne^fl. , -.j ' the Wxna. you ;are,.:ttiy^BliHv|::!inp �6 carefully .welghe^l. the 8aJd,rPI*�^and cons that he. is, an a,' rule, ^IfniiKane-ously able to'rendqr 'Mv .deolilon,'^� . Thore'ls the"sl4d hand'' man about niv, .Kon't. >Io! tqkos his work and his Itfcaerlously. Hut he Is liroachabie- of )nen, and no .man en: ioya real wit aai]^'>>umor'%6re tban ] Yesterday I atole a few instants of his time. ' ' �'- ; . Ho was seat'ed before a deak -strewn with cnvclope�':an, ifollps. , fie was wearlnp.a- grey,,cap, a aort of Tam o', Bhanter,--. ^ ' �'� � v �-'His manner was'Simple and cordial. Hersftld, �nrillhjr:; y''':'';'-�' i "Well'if What.doyou :want me to tell you, since It Is.perfectly.understood that J cannot^ irrant you an Interview? I wish a^Happy New Year to you"- � ' He stopped. . , > ' .. "Anditoijayseltalab,-- ( �, 'My Tprogram? 'War, of^ course ... Concentration of , effttrt on this, war . . .. And ataitdlnR be-htrid our soldiers, dolnp 6v*r^t^lnp fbr them-everything .^j.r "To fight! To win! There yoiiaie. My projects? To win! But mu4tr Ttb i'fn�y, alole. Her leader summen�j 'h�ri-atrongth and, the whole na'tib^'strortif ;-�nd quick to his loueh*-,^|y his credit definite achievements'as'regards the tuncai-oration of the lot and the nl-ieyiatlon of the hardships of the par-Itcular class of tollers to which he hiinself belongs. .Ioc|j|'Wilson wnarborn -In-.^SunderlaJid of seafaring stock. At an early age he shipped before the 'mast ih -a merchant .-ship. Even to-day the lot of a British meixjhan-t .Vcaniau'ia vCi-j-" fai jfrom one that permits iuuch'of lyln^'In the lilies anA feeding oii' the roE-es of lite. But -mainly through his erideavois- conditions are lncompat>at>ly belter than lliey wore In the da>'B when he leil a" life of adventure and.hardship and privation on tlio deep. At that time conditions In every way' were almost iudcscrltxibly bud. "Young 'Wilson saw tlicm, and-more Important still-r-for tiiiauiy a lonjj, evil day had bitter i�'rsoiii;i esporience of the.^'l. Herpsolved-todowhat.ln him lay to ohttUii for. tho merchant sttunaii soniotliing more nearly appi-oxlmat-ing 'to u "i-quare detil," - .\t that lUne, merchant seamen were unorga,nizcd and almost entirely at tlie iriei-oy of. the ship owners. They were III foil, IH -paid,'alid (very gener.-iHy). Ill -treated, lie 8a.w tha.t to �ecure conditions less intolc-rable, it was. necesita/y. Ihnt � tUeyj should i.-on.r)>liM\, So ho left.the sea un-d�sdC-tled on land in. order to devotehim-self io'tli;it life-nork of ivl!�;"'w'hic.h will torru for hlinVtor generations of 'samen whb wiil Hso ui> to'Call bhn ble,s3ed. "a Inonuaienit more enduring than brasis.','. The. filfficidties in the way o!f formijig a umion of .s*.th men wtrre-almost insuperitble. However, ll was soon- seen th'n-l-lie inos-sesscd-^in a degree ".remarkaljle even fop a country wbici^hue. from-time to lime, produced worklng-clasj* leaders of nire ciL[)aclty-the'qualities of courage and tenacity,-in addition to �organizing ability of a very uncommon order, ^ ll� oi-gnni'/.od el action he' waa m-plotod In vory heavy damages. But his nerve never railed. His-courage never faltered. Very largely ho-won out. The Sailor't M.P. / FOR twelve-years, off and on, he was M.P. for �^Ilddlesbrough, and was known as .the "Salloral. M P." Among the many reforms that he'in-Itlated and carried through, the extension of the Employers' Liability Act to aeamen," the establishment of an authorized food scale on ships, and legislation against the promiscuous employment. of'f&relgn sailors, are, perhaps, the most, important. Humdrum sort of things, aren't ithem. In comparison with the .-nevir, heaven arid the new earth which.tlie ."windbag"; type Of soap-:box orator,so lavishly promises'/, But,, at -least, he .'.'delivered,the goods.'.' And-how-good were those goods-in the' way, of greater security of life and limb for seamen, of better food, , of - higher wages, of a fuller; life-T-onlyv those who know anytUlng of the bia was a distinct success. "With all .her faults, the 'Mother .of Parliaments"/,:is .-never long unmoved by the accents of sincerity and honesty and.-manliness, And those accents'are his. This square-built, pawerful . mani with hilt big, aquiline nose,, his'firm mouth, his akgrcssive'chin,, batlve eyes, never hod' any- doubts ,'ab'out tho rights or wrongs of this w^.'He knows the foul murder done, times oi)t 'of number, on the sea by the infamous Hun-murder on , the very men it has been his lifework to^{ aid. Tho iron' has entered, Into his soul. Hence it is not,':at, Yprea. -jHisRHlha/iilnn In^bronto, an I J-;iiiiiiat*;^lS Et��iVS Hall -Con- a ptayCa^l'ow of Ke'r^nsl lJut IS'now u malimK('(iaii6li Canada's" pension list, ike enlisted ii�''thi'.�6th Battalion at liidm'ontbii,.' �:ji,^^ trahsferred to-.the 4�th;tn England,.went over'ito the flghtinglllhe, was >vounved from Eit-monton.,.toi'Tlafint6',''.vhpm j ho' was., engaged'.to.; be.niarrled. One day the fighting .In ..that revolution of 190u waged : hpt. and fu,rlous up and down the olt'y -"etreets, arid ItNcaino to the very- door of "Ihe house tn>i which,Ralko's t^.nc'ee had,iier homo,,' �There-wera",manyi' wou�5ied"'',In the street, 'and- the-girl :w^'avf^� fighting ex-, perieniitf; �i:9,n!%.#M^n> ,1 ndependen t klnd.ibifSlfl^^y^^Wfff^ a'chance to . �A"*^j^VlM|rWo^SSM shot In" the head.^'|tMhr^pi^l4>:]^9r many weeK" Brig.-Oen. March, KAISER PREACHED ATJERUSALEH Armed to the Teeth He, Dedi' cated German Protestant hpS. his lefl^ai^* of iheMi^" "No onV; headofl.' V��. . self. "t9r:,l'i^ war with".ma'j was wonAPrtul imaln/ted for life, !btpth(n~at%ipH4 Iiall. 'Noth-ln�.i!\o^,�'1�ivA�!.� be > of nature's ''(Join*.^;'-!fW;-i''.'i-i-i-'^i!'^.:-. '�:'oir. ',Poul Raiko fttn'still >tutnk clearly wl�h,) m haa.halj nr^^duoatlon (o -v Y ^HEN tlie � Kaiser epteretl.' \\/ Jerusalem nlnetceriyeiirsagol " ' (October 29, 1S98), tho ceremony seemed:to ,;bo of a com'pound , ' whoso'only analogy Is found by eyewitnesses in their memories of Barium. Tho au-thorlty for Uiis account-is Mr, Spencer Leigh Hug:1i?�,_^ now a member of the British P.-irlfamont, bu/t th-en a new-apapor correspond-' eht, and 'he now confesses 'that he sot a few fictitious tales In circulation which only the Paris prtus gavo publlcaUon. He told Frenoh Journalists,, wilio promptly regaled thy;lr pap-/ ers, "that "when tho Kals'ei- came ashore at Haifa he tried "to walk on the wat'er, havlng-.heard that Ihishud been done by someone elso many years aigo In that -part of tiho^world." }t was rcpoTtcid that'jvhew-he failed ^he said he didn't believeVho tale told,�about - the  other pcrson.^:^ A second tale was to the effect that "tihe Kaiser entered' Jerusalem on a donkey, wiille the people otrew-^ed pa,lm branches in\ the way , ^nnd slioutod 'Hosanria.'" l^r^s. ..somehow, was also provided .with pictures i,h'owlng tho incident. Mr. I/cIgh Hug-hcs now gives to the London Tlimcs the real facts In t'he case: "It was at about a tiuarter p�st! three on the afternoon of.Satii-rday.'j October 29, lS91i;'Lt(al this curious; speclijfien of a pilgrim entered i the Hoily. City, armed to the teethr;' es-,' carted by ' tropris. wllii , Turklsli- -mounted police thrashing ptit of the' way such natives ' as htt'd drawn^ near. Some accotints of tho event relate that .ho wont In by the Dam-'  aacus Gate, but that is n-ot ilhe case.' To oblige tlieln- Imperial guest tho' Turks had m.ido a breach In Ihc historic and linraornoi-lal walls of Jeru-' sa-lcm In order to savo tho falser from the trouble of ttirnlng an.awk-. ward \(:oimer-an outrage t.'Jtat may' have snjtlsfled'hfii sense of Kulture.) - ^ Took Anthem at Salute ..^ *�*�>HB Kaiser had arrayed himsclfi 1 like a crusader OS seen liv-pan-' tomlme-holmcti sUk robe, and :th�y otker.^ usuol trapplijf s for the' part�; He appeared to bo in a mood of exaltation, arid saluted -wi-th almost> cipllopttc fury. I -have someblmicis'scen, occoun'ts of, thnit Imperial trip to th% Holy trfind In whicfh it is said that the German thoroughness a^vd'efficiency were ^.i-own by the perfection/ of .the.' arrang'oments and .l)ys.tho/ manner in which the time-table was/ kept, but the aee Impossible,' to imagine a more Brltieh ins^tutlon^ than that . , ^ ' "What Btruck me abomt the Kaiser In ,Jerusalem , more tlmn- anything.. else was his compete lack of a: sense of huimor-a lack so complete-as to- bo' bitrdly consistent ywitihl entire sai�lty. I have never witness-' ed anylMng more really funny than.' Ilils appearance as a prenchcir dn, a', ohur