Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
WHAT EDITION VOLUME xiv. SIXTEEN PAGES LETHBIUDGK. AUJKHTA. TI'F.SDAV, MAIiCH 22, NTMBKK 85 REPORT ON P. R. COMING Premier Committee to Bring in Findings- Majority Oppose Plan WETASKIW1N MEMBER FAVORS IRRIGATION (Special to the Herald) EDMONTON. out his promise of last Mission, Premier Charles Stewart gave notice in the home Monday afternoon that he would offer a resolution next Wednes- day (or the appointment of a special commutes to draft a report on the subject of proportional representation and preient it to the legislature dur- the present session. Premier Stewart also -announced the membership of this committee as follows: Government members: Hon. C. R. .Mitchell, provincial treasurer, Bow Valley; Hon. Duncan Marshall, minis-1 ter ot agriculture, Olds; Hon. J.. R. Boyle, attorney-general, Sturgeon; J. G. Turgeon, Ribstone S. Lefflng- well, Warner; .T. A. McColl, Acadia; P. E. Lessard, St. Paul; S. G. Tobin, Leduc; VV. M. Davidson, North Cal- gary; II. B. Atkins, DIdsbury; Dr. J. K. State, Clearwater; Martin Woolf, Cardston. Opposition members, right: A. F. Ewing, West Edmonton; Col. Nelson Medicine Hat; Dr. T. H. Blow, South Calgary. Opposition, left: George Hoadley, Okotoks; Dr. G. D. Stanley, HigU IHver. Cross benches: Ross, Centre Calgary. Farmer: Alex Moore, II. F. A., Cochrane. Majority Oppose P. R. Ths make-up of this committee la thoroughly representative of the mem- bershlp of the house, and accordingly equally opposed to the proportional representation Idea. There are only three members of the committee- who. are out and out proponents of the idea Davidson, Ross and Moore, the latter rapreawHng the official view of his organization. A few are. willing to be shown but the big ma- jority representing the general feeling in the house are thoroughly opposed Jo introducing the new electoral sys- tem. Budget Debate Ths principal business of the house during the afternoon was a continua- tion of the Budget debate. F. W. Lundy, opposition right, nrted more road building and giving the on roads to farmers in the dis- trict. Northerner for Irrigation H. :i. Montgomery, government, We- taskiwin, urged more railway exten- sions and said he had become a con- vert to aiding irrigation by bond guar- antees. James Weir (Non-Partisan) Nanton, clashed with Mr. Montgomery over remarks of the latter concerning political propaganda of the Non-Parti- san League and denied that its pro- motions were in any way affiliated with the North Dakota movement. 0. R. Barker, opposition, right, Lac Ste. Anne, urged greater aid to edu- cation, more travelling magistrates, and charged that there were as many Tories on tho government as on the opposition side of the house. Andrew Gilmour (opposition) right, Lacombe, demanded that tho govern- ment proceed with more loans under the Livestock Encouragement Act. Talk of Canada Not Buying G.T.R. London Times Financial Editor Hears RumorsJWhich Cause Some Speculation House of Lords Reform Bill at the Next Session LONDON, Mar. Associated tha of lord! yesterday Earl Curaon, for foreign affairt and leader In houK replying to an Inquiry to tho pngnw of home of lords reform propotal, that the aovwmtxnt would bring In a bill at the earliest mo- ment, but this not be done until the next etealon ef the houae. The houu patted the criminal law act amendment bill and the third reading of the German reparation! bill providing for a fifty per cent, levy on German exporte effective after March 31, New Senator Says Rail Wages Not High Enough Yet Sen. McDonald Declares High Wages Responsible for C. N. R. DeBcit MONCTON, N. B.. Mar. tor McDonald, A. R. Mosher, presi- dent of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees, James Tlghe, president of the New BHinswick Fed- eration qf Labor, Alderman MeKinnon and C. Amelson, addressed a big labor meeting in the city hall here last night with Mayor Chapman presiding. The subject of was ei- pressed by the mayor who said that it was for purpose .of endorsing the appointment to the senate of J. A. McDonald. Personally the mayor said, he endorsed the appointment. Mr. Mosher discussed the railway board and contended that, the increase of waees under the McAdoo schedule and the Chicago award was not res- ponsible for the deficit on the Cana- dian National .Rattirtyj. He claimed the enough yet Senator McDonald spoke in sym- pathy -with the piaa tor no reduction in for the railway men. The other speakers n.. ment of Senator McDonald to the senate as a of labor. Small Warship With Wings Added That is Latest Invention in Air- craft CirJcs in British Navy TOUCH SENATE RIGHTS Hon. R. Lemieux Introduces Resolution to Enable Min- isters to Sit in Senate PREMIER WOULD AWAIT DISCUSSION BY PUBLIC LONDON', Mar. of an entirely new type of seaplane which can either fly or cruise as a warship, have been made public here. Two of these ohips are being built for the air ministry. The vessels are said to be much like small ships with wings add- ed. They are larger and stronger than any sea-going aircraft yet Construct- ed, and each will carry a crew of seven with emplacements for five ma- chine guns. The vessels are being constructed so that, while light, the hulls are suf- ficiently seaworthy to ride out the roughest waves. They will be cap- able of co-operating with the navy and joining in all manoeuvres with out a parent vessel, operating from a sea base just as the submarine does. They have a range of 1500 miles and when not flying will he able to "tail" along the water, driven by their pro- pellors. i> OTTAWA, Mar. mem- bers' day in the house brought a con- stitutional discussion which both sides agreed in terming "ot prime im- portance." It touched on relations between the senate and the house. Hon. R. initialled a motion to enable ministers of the crown to sit in either chamber, "whenever measures and policies are Introduced affecting their respective policies." The senate, Mr. Lemieirs argued, was never more necessary than at present with the world passing through a period of reconstruction. The premier saw no strong objec- tion to th3 principle the proposal, but he doubted if it could be given effect -by a resolution either in the house or Would it not rather require a constitutional amendment? In any event, it was a step which should be taken, only after mature consideration. Await Press Discussion "It should be Mr. Melghen declared, "to the consideration of the people through thfi press and there' should be a general discussion before we launch on such a proposal." Hon. A. K. McLean, Halifax, agreed on the advisibility of ministers with seats in the house being permitted to handle in the senate the business of heir departments. Ensuing discussion gave to at- aeks on the non-representative char- acter of the senate. "It is nothing short of a warmly 'declared V; R. McMaster, "that the minister of labor should ait jn a chamber cor- "jspoadine to the house i. Mr. Lemieui eventually withdrew Would Senate OTTAWA, March R. Lam- moved in the house of commons last night a resolution to give slon to ministers of the crown to sit In either chamber when the house re- sumed last evening. Hon. Mr. Lem- ieuac said -there were people in Can- ada who believed that there should be only one chamber, but there was larger public opinion in support of re- taining the senate. lie favored continuing the senate because it gave protection to the min- orities of confederation, and protected the rights of provinces with small rep- renentation in the commons. The senate was never more neces- sary than at present when the world was passing through the crisis of re construction Premier Meighen Raid that tho whole question which involved con- stitutional changes was worthy of tho fullest debate in both houses and also in the public press. He was glad the resolution had enabled a start to be made. Hon. W. L. M.icKonzifi King dec-laved Trade With Russia Considered the Most Likely Method of Bringing About a More Democratic Form of Government LONDON', Mairh 22. Tlin agreement carried through ty Lloyd GoorKe and Sir Robert Home, president of Hie board of trade in the face of de- termined opposition from both within and without the cabinet, Hi generally regarded us more im- portant from its political than its economic implications, inasmuch as although it does nob recognize the soviet in the reg- ular diplomatic sense of the word, it is nevertheless, tantamount to recognition of the de facto govern- ment and is motit likely, accord- ing to the view held in well in- formed circles, be followed in the not distant tutyre by a reg- ular Moreover, while it does not tablish friendly relations, it at least iisluuiisucs uou-liuslue re- lations. Free Soviet of Bad The strongest advocates of the agreement, while nut ignoring its economic importance and desira- bility of promoting trade, have usually laid stress on the belief that more could bp accomplished in freeing the soviet regime from its most objectionable features by opening Russia and the Russian people up to intercourse withrino world than could be achieved by a policy of isolation, and antagon- ism. Russians Are Discontented The recent rislnf at Kronstadt is regarded here as symptomatic of the discontent of large ciaases of the population of RuiaiX aapcc- ially the peasant classes with tho dictatorial methods of soviet ad- ministration. This discontent" only became apparent because Kuspia is eiperienclny now an era of comparative peace and allow- ing: tho ferment of natural polit- ical forces to reassert itself. It is argued that this will continue with continued peace and probably bring of a more democratic form of government. (Continued on Pago 4) THE DAY IN PARLIAMENT OTTAWA, March in Qarliiimeiit: The house of commons will go into committee of supply. Estimates of department of trade ami commerce will first be taken to be followed by estimates of the department of lab- or and the department of the interior. BENNETT IN POLITICS SOON TO RUN AS INDEPENDENT TO CttNTESTCALGARYSEA T TWO PROHIBITION AGENTS ARE SHOT AT EL'PASO Attorney-General Is Not Believer In Spiritualism Votes Against Spiritualist Bill in Committee for That Reason (Special to the Herald) March M. the resolution did not pre-supposc con- stitutional changes. There was a dif- ference between ministers, mouthers of the senate answering questions in the house of eohimons. and the same ministers advocating policies in the liou.se of commons. The resolution was withdrawn. March Associated financial ed- itor ot the Times referring to the cables suggesting that Canada may abandon the scheme to take over the Grand Trunk Railway, thinks that it cost the government "less to pur- chase the road now than at some'fut- ure stage of development. EL PASO, Texas, Mar.. E. Beckett and Arch Wood, fed- eral prohibition agents, were shot to death early today while search- Ing for liquor en a ranch owned by Neil T. Shearman, near this city. Prominent Winnipeg K.C. Mentioned for Cabinet MAN? B. C. TOWNS AND CITIES-WILL GO BROKE UNLESS HELP GIVEN VICTORIA, Mar. they are given immediate financial relief, many of tho larger cities and towns of British Columbia will be in the hands of receivers before they can re- ceive their snare of liquor profits, the municipal committee of the legisla- ture was told today hy the executive nt the union of British Columbia tiiu- nicipalltlea. The municipal delegation urged that a tax of five cents a day on all workers; 115 a year on others and flu year on all corporations be to pay for the cost ot schools mid hospitals. Mr. Isaac PitMado, K.C., the hpat. known barrister In the West, is one of those mentioned for a re- organized Molghun VETERINARIANS MAY ISSUE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIQUOR, N. S. BILL (Special to the Herald) CALGARY. JIar. H. H. Bennett, K.C., has not definite- ly abandoned all political ambi- tions, is denoted in what may be claimed to be authoritative infor- mation that he will be a candi- date in the next federal election. The ivoll known K.C. will not be affiliated to either of the two po- litical parties, but will come be- t'tye the electorate as an Inde- pendent. Mr. Hennett lias freely discussed the matter of his can- didature, and his mind is fully made up to contest one of the two federal constituencies in the city. It is quite probable that he will be a candidate for the representa- tion of West Calgary in the Do- minion parliament, either in ou- position to T. M. Tweedis, tha present member'or any other cah- didate who may be selected In his place, should Mr. Tweedle ba ele- HUNS KEEP GOLD Won't Pay Billion Gold De- manded By Allies Before Wednesday, Mar. 23 ALLIES WILL DELIVER ANOTHER ULTIMATUM BERLIN, March reply to the demand of the en- for the payment befertt March 23 of one billion gold mark) to apply on reparations obllga- tlona will be In the negative, it was unofficially stated today. The German government's an- twer to the allies, now being drafted, will be presented within 4S hours ai the time .limit expires Wednesday. osophy" ,_____ bills committee into arguing discus- sion of spiritualism as a religious faith Monday morning. .1. II. Carson, of Calgary, appearing as the legal representative of the spiritualists, while bis personal belief in the possibility of communicating with the dead, cited a number of prominent personages, such as Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Arthur Coniin Doyle and-Thomas A, Edison, as holding to this creed. Attorney-General J. R. Boyle fought the bill savagely on the ground that its passage liy the com- mittee would mean putting a stamp of approval on tho propaganda of tho spiritualists. Doesn't Believe It "It simply said the attor- ney-general, "giving them a charter to BO out amj impose on the people of the country that they can talk to the spirits. I won't vote for such a thing because I don't believe they can and I won't say it in a charter." I probable. The present representa- tion of East Calgary is also like- ly to be vacant, as it is under- stood that Mr. Redman will not seek re-election. lu poltical cir- cles in the city there is much dis- cussion over the-action v to. taken by Mr. Bennett, and by Ma- sou of his intention' to ilii4 ail an Inclepndent, Mai- self aloof from his attlia- tion to tho Conservative parly.' Both Germans and Poles Claim Upper-Selesia Is Theirs; in Doubt Result Mr. Boyle preamble ti finally moved that the the bill be struck out, which would have killed the measure. On a stand'ng vote, the committee t for to T agaliist. Chairman .1. McColl Ribstone. broke the tie by voting against Mr. Doyle's motion, and the committee then pro- ceeded to consider action of the 1 section by section. A number of the I I members who voted against' Mr. Boyle's motion merely did so in order to get the hill into tho full house for discussion as requested by Mr. Tur- geon. WILL WJ.B. TRY AGAIN MIAMI, FJoridn, March Win. Jchr.ings Bryan AVIIS asked last night by (ho Young Wom- en's Christian Association of Miami to run for president in 192-1. "M'ilh llic women voting am confident of winning, should I decide to he said. Germans. Claimed Enormous Majority But Later Report Favors Poland The allied reparations commission in a note sent March 16 demandinn fulfilment hy Germany article 235 of the peace treaty, notified the Ger- man government that it must ono billion gold marks before March and that she must complete the pav- ment of 20 billion marks gold by- Mar Isp Germany was given until April 1st to submit a proposal to pav the balance of the "marks otherwise than in cash, having the privilege to bring forward a plan for a foreign loan, the proceeds of which should bo payable to the commission. It was announced by the commission, however, that Germany had Tirtually refused to pay the balance, asserting that the marks have al- ready been paid in full. Th.e allied representatives stated that tho great- est sum that could he computed as haing been paid by Germany against account would hardly reach 8.- marks by May 1. It is j therefore .the initial payment of one liillion marks and a balance of at marks that the al- I lies are demanding of the German gov- ernment. Plebiscite Comment PARIS, March of this city in commenting on the result of the plebiscite held on Sunday in Uplier iSIIesla, for the purpose of do- tenninfnt; the future political status tij-that region declare that there is a. that the mining districts itt the. western and southern parts of Upper Silesia may be jhren to Poland by the allies. The most of them de- clared that France will be satisfied with the verdict rendered at the pdlU. Disorders at Beuthen OPPBEN, March are reported at Beutheu where the close- ness of the rote has led to discord and charges of fraud. There has been some shooting during the trouble there, according to the German pleb- iscite commission. Districts where the plebiscite was he'ld on Sunday ed a substantial majority in favor oC cither Poland or Germany, have been (iuict. HALIFAX, Mar. The bill to amend the Nova Scotia Temperance Act Introduced by J. B. Douglas, Hali- fax, came up for second reading in the legislature yesterday and was re- ferred to tho committee on law amend- ments. This bill has as its object an amendment to the temperance act to Hermit veterinary surgeons to issue Mention of Orailgeism and Fan- Priest's Appeal Rouses Toront o prescriptions for intoxicating liquors in the same way as a medical doctor. ANARCHIST STILL ON HUNGER STRIKE ROME, March Mahitestn, tho anarchist leader, is continuing his hunger strike in the jail at Milan, where he has been since his arrest last October in connection wila an anarchist plot. The Tempo says his condition i.-; grave, owing to his ad- vanced ago and tho fact that he has been in ill health. ITALIAN COMMUNISTS ARRESTED MILA.V, March Com- munists have been arrested ho.re fol- lowing the search of a number of houses by the police. It is reported that Nationalists and Socialists have ahed and that there have been a number of casualties. DIES FROM TORNADO. INJURY AT KINCARDINE March Ferris, aged 28, who was injured on Saturday afternoon when the barn in rhlch he had taken refuge, war, de molialied night. tornado, died last aticism in Connection With Appeal for Church Funds TORONTO, liar. Father Tiiissier, in a circular appealing fnr subscriptions from co-religionists in Quebec, toward the new Joan of Arc. Roman Catholic church here said. "Subscribe to our work. We wish tn found a citadel, both Fronch and re- ligions. Wo wish to show an example of one of our admirable Quebec par- ishes in thn very centre of Orange- ism and An evening paper quotes Father LiiSHier as explaining the words re- fen-ins to Orangoisni and fanaticism in tho circular which was printed in French, as statins that no reflection on the people of Toronto was meant. "Von know when you want to get votes you make a strong appeal, and Greek Drive To Commence Today CONSTANTINOPLE, Mar. 22. forces in Asia Minor are reported to be preparing for a new offensive in the direction of Eski- Shehr, an important city in'the interior of Asia Minor, more than half to Angora from Greek occupation area around Smyrna. It is understood offensive will be- gin late this morning. PARIS, Mar. French government will support the the- ory that Upper Silesia may be divided between Germany and Po- land as a result of the plebiscite of Sunday last, it was said in offic- ial circles today. It is hald here that the trc.nty of Versailles indicates plainly the new frontier bet.waen Poland and Germany should follow as 'nearly as possible the expression of the will of the voters in Upper Silesia. WARSAW. March news from the plebiscite districts in j Upper Silesia last night was received by cheering thousnnds gathered in an' open air meeting: here. The celebru- tors improvised an altar at which pmyors wore offered for the territory they believed had been regained for Poland after ;l separation of more than six luuulred years. BERLIN1, March early I jubilation here yesterday over tho I plebiscite in Upper Silesia yielded later in the day to a feeling of dis- appointment onx realization that the German majority was less tkau bad been expected from the first figure .H showing a ratio of 2 to The Lok.il Anzeiger, Vonvaerts, Vossische Zei- tung and Tagetilatt, all comment in j this strain and warn against ated notions of a brilliant victory. U. S. CONGRESS WILL CONVENE APRIL 11 (Continued on Page Five.) FRENCH LANGUAGE QUESTION CANADA'S HARDEST PROBLEM Named As Saskatchewan's Lieutenant-Governor TORONTO, T. I U. Sissons, professor of aiictant Uis- j tory in Victoria L'olleRo, Toronto, ml-' dressing1 Urn Young Men's club ot! the' board of trade hist night on thr Frond. Canadian mutation, declnrud "that the question in Can- ada, is, on If 10 whole, the gravest and liirgoi't political miestlon that con- fronts Canadiim ciiizens." Any tion that there between Ontario and Quebec, ho said, was traceable to the difference of liuiguaKa. In his the a.-iino applies v.li-en you want to got he explained. "The whole context concerns the subscription to I opinion tho onily solution ivas t.o ap- fumla for the rfiurcli." j proach the subject on. ;i broad and Ardibishop McNeil IB quoted In an tolerant ImaiK p.nd to realize U.ut nal- ntervlew by tho same paper aa say- 1 urn I claims far outweighed any claim ing: "f don't approve of that liind of I based on' merely legal rights. an appeal, and its publication will Professor paid that the only raiise further irritation, I will only basis on which complete amity draw Father Lussicr's attention to It I could be achieved was that of and advise that he be a little t in tho .more I for all and wanted it. French for thoso who Jlr. Justice N'civlamls. whn lias been mentioned the probable censor of the kits Lleuteiuint-Govnm- 1 or WASHINGTON, March A proclamation convening.the Unit- ed States congress in special ses- sion at noon April 11 "to receive such communication as may be mgde by the was is- sued today by President Harding, Tariff Chief issue WASHINGTON', Mar. and tax revision will be the principal stth- jects before the new congress, but many other important subjects, includ- ing tho transportation problem, regu- lation of the packing and coal indus- tries and immigration restrictions arc expected to be taken up. None od the su'bjects to be ered was mentioned lu the (Mill for the session. AVONBANK RESIDENT DISAPPEARS WITHOUT TRACE IN ONT. STORM STRATI-'ORD. Out.. Mar. disappearance of William Milne of Avonbank near St. liary.s, is still un- solved, i'p to biat iiiKtit no trace bad been found of Mr. Milne v.-iio IcIT. litn home last Tuesday night just hefnre tho The-hulicf is that ho was stnuik lightning and 1'cll into tho Thames river. INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC AMONG U.S. SOLDIERS ALONG THE RHINE COBLENZ, Mar. In epidemic form has broken out here among soldiers belonging to the United States occupation army. One battalion has been quarantined. There have betft no death! so far.