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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta PACK FOUR LK'ftfbWDGE DAILY HERALD TUKSUAY, rut: LETHQRIDC.E HERALO PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITED 6th Strert South'. proprietor! ,ind Publlfnert W. A. HUniAXAN rrcsulcnt anj ManupinK IM.-ectiv JOHN TOll'KANCK Audit IturcMi if Clrcuntlcni Subicrlotion Ratcc Cfetly, delivered, per weuk..........J .25 Daily, by mail, per S.M Dully, by njall lor 6 months........ by 3 months........... 2.5D Weekly, by per 160 Weekly, per year '.o U.8... private' owners however niich! lie. Nor ili.'y dial in of [lie .Nortlwui -ills -.ilrmd Trunk, aud tho (Irani! TruuU 1'acific tlu'y luive Hot ooly railed mulct' private uianBKenibiu Inn would have continued 10 bleed the as tlioir past history Public ownership to the Hues mentioned 1ms been Lin the Government, and enter- i under very inauspicious eir- oumstanccs: hut these l.icts in them- laniuh You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS Vi'luil is Han-iiiry? What Uiu baronetage of Who was tho author If the Hue, loft our country for our country's us tho "Great Kastcrn" A REAL AID I TO AGRICULTURE I A real aid to agriculture, anil one of the most progressive, steps taken in tho agricultural development of the Province, Is tho system of soil sur- veys and the provision of district agents initiated by the Miuistor of Agriculture, Jicm. Duncan Marshall. Tho Minister lias grasped the right j view and has put into practice thati practical knowledge of agriculture s with which he- is credited. The policy of ivill be a distinct hoon to farmers and will serve to prevent hopeless endeavors in seeking to farm with methods which for the lack the necessary knowledge of particular conditions lead to inevitable disappoint- ment. In the policy initiated there is established a safeguard to agricul- ture.. The advire which district agents will be 111 a position to offer is just the kind of advice tho farmer needs, and the resulant benefit to the indi- vidual and to the farming industry as a whole cannot be over-estimated. Tflc Minister of Agriculture is well sensed with the importance meet- ing and contending against tho weed menace, that enemy to agriculture, wherever it shows its head. That a ruthless campaign should be waged this is an essential if farming lie made in any way prosperous if the soil is to be saved from un- productive robbers. With, the coming into being of irrigation and with the incentive it will give to mixed farm- ing, much help will be rendered in the war against weeds; but, withal, there is the need of the utmost vigilance against this pest. Present and prospective farmers cannot underrate the importance of soil surveys, and in the inauguration of the system Mr. Marshall has been guided by tho best intuition. That the policy will bespeak" Us own com- mendation experiences elsewhere be- token, and these experiences will be j reaped iu full measure in the resulting eflect in respect to the agricultural iu-j dustry 01 the Province. selves, with their natural aftermath, do nut legitimately assail the prin- ciple of public ownership. Not only with heavy burdens on them but at nn unfortunate time, the railways recently taken over by the Government have come into its hands very inopportunely. The history of railways worked under abnormal and war time in the loud deficits incurred, is not common alone to Canada. We see the same story iu Croat Britain and iu tho United States. To make the national railways at least break even there- is the need of drastic economies and efficient man- agement. This goes without saying. It has to be admitted that in a new and undeveloped country railways arc es- sential, and against the loss incurred there has to be credited tho abstract value these railways give in the aid to transportation and in making it possible for settlers to get their pro- duce to the market. The national railways are in a par- lous condition, it is true, but this is reason why tne prospect should be ROM became of H? is tho mime of the carrying vessel? lar- MONDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What is the present standing of parties tho British Parliament? '2. What three works of fiction are known to have had the largest sale? Who was the author of "0, Can- ada." anil who was tho composer of Of tho music. -1. Who was the author of the fol- lowing lines, "De good, sweet maid, 1'WAIING EXPENSES IN'20 Report Brought Down In House Shows This To Be the Case OTTAWA, Mar. Press) expenses of the Grand Trunk Hallway during the 1920 period wore fully met hy current revenue, Recording to information brought down In the house this afternoon. Vixed charges, including interest on guaranteed stocks, were 07 for the year. Of this amount SS2.43 was met by the Grand Trunk ANSWERS 1. Coalition, 4VS; XOH Coalition, 1-4; Irish members, 105. "Bon Hur." "The Romance of Two Worlds." anil "Robert Elsmere." 3. Sir Adolphe' Routiner of Quebec was the author of the words, and Caiixui l.avnllee wrote the music. 4. Charles Kingsley in a short poem entitled "Farewell.'1 a. The socond Moscow bell, weigh- ing 12S tens. G. In a pagoda in Upper Burmah itted to pi March 17 by the minister of railways were the losses and operation of tho national railways had been audited by the regular auditors of the respect- ive railways. Oxford, 7Vj Liucoln, minster, tons; "Great Tom" at tons; "Big Ben" at West- tons. disheartening It is not a question at I there is a bell weighing SO tons; the the present time ot crying over spilt j 'iTi milk and moaning over what have j to'nr3.' Ba- boon bad mistakes in the previous Uis-] thcrtral, tons; "Great Tom" at tory ot these lines. This will lead to nothing, and the more despondent the public feeling, the darker the outlook. The railways are the property of tbe people and in this respect that of all those employed on them. It becomes j a matter for the public to take the view that they are in possession ot something which has to be made' the best and the most of. The railway problem is today l Continued From Front Paffe.) Foreign Influence Poislble Mar. connection the with Anglo-Rnssian ng.-eement it of the'biggest problems which i is pointed out here that the opening Dominion has to contend with. The I of Russia to foreign influences, indi- railways cannot be parted with and cated iu a number of treaties and they cannot be done away with. It: agreements already concluded rcnuires a co-operation all round as i "bout tn negotiated ia between the public, the employees, and the management, to reduce what PICKED UP IN_PASSING FOR THE B n 8 Y MAN Toronto Member Moves For Plan to Relieve Present Situation OTTAWA, Mar. the after- noon segsion of the House of Com- mons H, C. Hocken (Toronto West) moved "that the general interest of the people of Canada would be served hy making It possible for every in- dustrious, frugal and thrifty citizen to become the owner in fee simple of a house and lot; that the government of Canada should grant assistance to make that' possible, and to that end John McGovern was elected presi- dent of the Durham Botrd of Trade. targe barn near llurllngton, owned by W. F. Fliher was strucJt by llghtninf and burned to tbe grounnd.' Two German machine suns and lour ammunition boxes hare been for- warded, to from Ottawa. The Salvation Army has purchased the Idlewild summer hotel at Port Frank, on Lake Huron, for a retreat, T. IS. Elliott who boen license inspector for Stratford for the past five years, has been appointed pro- vincial inspector. E. E. Fletcher, a stonemason of Brownsburg, Que., died as a result ot being shot by his wife in a quarrel, for which he took the blame. About 20 per cent, of U. S. school children are not properly nourished, according to Mary G. McCormick, New York State school supervisor of nutrition. Four detectives who in tha last two years recovered nearly a million dol- lars' worth of stolen securities, were indicted in New York on a charge of taking unlawful fees. Unable to pass the literacy test. Ivan Subich, his wife and four chil- dren were detained at Ellis Island, although Detroit relatives pledged i J100.000 they would not become pub- lic charges. Hundreds ot medals, decorations and citations, intended for veterans of the war, but undelivered) are in the hands ot the adjutant-general of tho U. S. army, who has appealed to the American Legion to assist in find' ing their owners. Plans for curtailment of the 1921 crop were abandoned by the Buriey Tobacco Growers' Association at Lexington, Ky., when It was found impossible to get 60 per cent, of the growers to agree. J. D. Phye, a Cold Spring, N. Y., war veteran, is suing for an annul- the sum o, million dollar, should be appropriated annually for a.Priod misrepresented her et' first-class importance. A wireless message from Moscow gives an extract from the official or- are public liabilities incurred by the i Kan, Pravda, dated Sunday, which I says of five years, to buy land and build houses for men of good character -he matter I could make a small initial payment, and undertake to liquidate the indeht- railways. As development progresses so will the national lines progress, and with the railway policy rigid economy there should bo allied those policies of development which will "Clearly Russia has become a mighty world power.-.and this is re- cognized by world stock ex- changes." Xothlng has yet been, published in t, I London concerning an agreement with Imvo their effect m improving their, Germany whlle it has becn stat. present position. This is not a time cd that some agreement with Rumania age, claiming to be only 27 instead of 40. Thomas Deegan, a Maine Inmber- first yeanwor such longer period as, in; the of the be bo confmeaSo men who hare served overseas." 'U .Hon..R. LamleiLT asked the speaker for a ruling-.on the resolution as it called for tne expenditure of money levelling Liberty Do a cloae taboo yourdicwtioo? Thiawimport- pw ywweUtodoao. Dotation it complicated andits proteases often become disordered ''hiabrinniinmedvtedMcauuort severe ptin. Use BEECHAM'S PILLS TMs valuable preparation has for years been found to relieve indigestion, biliousness, sick headache and constipation. Thousands of careful folks have learned to use Beecbam'a Pills, which have proved both corrective and preventive. Experience has taught them to always have a box handy. Profit by thar have Beecham's Pills A In Your Home SOU) EVERYWHERE W CANADA. IN BOXES, 25e., Largest Sale of any Medicine in the World THE BURDEN OF THE RAILWAYS What, it has to be confessed, was a cheerless am! uninspiring tale was unfolded in the House of Commons by Hon. Dr. Reid, the Minister of Railways, when making' his annual statement of the national railways. A year ago, he said, he had announced the deficit in government lines as hut -when final figures were available the actual loss was found to have been This was bad enough, but there was more to come to make the story further disheartening. Continuing, the Min- ister said that the loss hi operation. alone for the year ending December 31, 1920, was much larger, and was as follows: Canadian Northern, Canadian Government, total operating deficit of the Cana- dian National Railways, to which we add tho operating deficit of the Grand Trunk Pacific, -which since August 23 lust has benn under management ot the C. N. R. board, amounting to making a total operating deficit of 17. "To this amount must be added tho interest on bonds, etc., or what are called fixed charges and which have been paid or assumed by the Govern- ment, and are as follows: Canadian Northern, IS; Grand Trunk Pacific, "Making the toal deficit for opera- tion and fixed charges, "And this does not take into <.on- federation any Interest or fixed char- ges on Transcontinental on inter-Col- onial railways. "A Canadian National income cred- it, which will be shown in the state- ment of detail, reduces this sum to j which is lost on opera-1 tion and fixed charges for 1020, against in J919. "The management explain thin in- eroascd loss of. twenty millions rhiof- Iy by increased expenditures in pay- roll and fuel." Those who are opposed to the pub- lic ownership of railways have hc-cn j only too quick to fasten on tho dismal tale tolr! by tho Minister of Raflwayn' and to uso it as a moral against tlie policy. In this they are arguing to suit their own prejudices, without taking into clear account the past history of t.ho government lines, which, with tlie loKacloH thoy brought w.'.th Item, would have seriously for carping criticism as to the policy oC public ownership but for construc- tive policies to make the most of what even if willing, the country cannot throw off iis hands. SUMMER RATES FOR ALBERTA COAL In the matter ot inducing tho rail- ways to grant summer rates for Al-j Italy is more dependent berta coal so likely to be concluded. Both Turk-} aq'd-thus might be prohibited from in- Ish and Polish treaties provide for trbduction by a private member, further negotiations for mutual econ-; The premier said that this resolu- omic ami trading relations. tinn differed from the one regarding Italy in Favor Also Hudson Bay Railway, introduced Italy always has been iu favor (if, a tev clays; ago by J. A. Campbell, trading with both Germany and Hus- Nelson, sia and Italian representatives, active-' ly supported George in his cessful efforts to induce tho sufprcme I ITIr ULt council-to consent to the policy of opening trade relations with Russia, than other to stabilize tho coal; coiinrries for supplies and manufac- tured goods on importations from industry m not making it as it is a Dy Ger, seasonal one, it is surprising to find! many and Russia, rather than with England and American would have the PENSION IS NEEDED BUT IS WITHHELD dara Hamon was acquitted on ;a murder charge at Ardmore. Okla., and is being besieged by publishers as well as moving picture She j has been offered an enormous sum to write the story of her life, either! in event of acquittal or conviction. Frank C. Goff, in jail at Marshall, Mich., charged with manslaughter that grew out of the death of three- year-old Robert Beed, married the child's mother, the ceremony being performed in the jail. t Goff was driv- ing Mrs. Reed's auto when it was struck by a train, tho boy being killed. Be Suspicious of Tender Gums tuipicious of any tenderness or bleeding of the is usually the first stage of insidious disease of the gums that destroys tbe teeth and bodily health. Gradually the gums become spongy. They inflame, then shrink, thus exposing the unenameled tooth-base to the ravages of decay. Tiny openings in the gums (orm gateways for disease germs to enter the system. Medical science has traced many ills to these infect- ing germs in the gums weakened by Pyorrhea. They are now known to be a frequent cause of indi- gestion, anaemia, rheumatism and other serious con- ditions. So watch carefully for that first tendernessorbleeding of the gums. Try. Forhan's immediately. It positively prevents Pyorrhea (Riggs' Disease) if used in time and used consistently. And in preventing guards against other ills. Forhan's (For the Gums) cleans teeth scientifically as well. Brush your teeth with it. It keeps them white and clean. If gum shrinkage has already set in, start using For' ban's and consult a dentist immediately for special treatment. 35c and 60c tubes in Canada and U. S. If your druggist cannot supply you, send price to us direct and we will mail tube postpaid. J. D. D. S. Forhan't, Lid, Montreal that the Calgary Board of in the attitude it has taken to retard tho policy, running counter to western opinion In the Interests of the west- ern coal Industry. U is natural to find in the circumstances the Calgary Herald criticizes that organization for what is an inexplicable action. The Calgary paper draws attenton to the fact that the weakness of the Alberta coal mining industry is in its seasonal nature. The miners are em- ployed only part time; the mining plants are operated at, only a fraction of their potential efficiency. If mining could be made an all-year industry, employment and output would be steadier, tho mining companies could afford to construct containing sheds at western distributing centres, the supply of. fuel would be surer and the tendency on the whole would be to- wards a lowering of prices These arguments the Calgary Herald says arc all in. favor of a lower rate in the summer season. All those who know anything of tho Alberta coal industry j will agree witii the conclusions. deferring to the action of the Cal- pary Hoard of Trade in discounting what Is distinctly a need which all interested in Alberta sense, the Herald says; "It Is surpris-i intf In find the Calgary Board of i Tradn, exerting Us influence to retard! OTTAWA. Mar. adoption of the clause asking the. pension for guardians of soldiers' children, was i emphatically urged by Mr. MacNeil benefit of the lower exchange rates.: and hy several members of the corn- France Holds Aloof imittees on re-establishment. Prance still stands aside so far as; The case of John M. Good of Ed- any official approach to the soviet monton. was cited to show the need government is concerned. Her im- Of this. Good was killed overseas, mcnse holdings of Russian bunds leaving a widow and four children. lands in the way of such approach but even in France there are not want- ing indications oc a change of opin- ion in this respect. While there is nn oflieial recognition there are no oili- cial obstacles placed In the way of French trade with Ruaslil. ETZIKOM NEWS Mrs. Good subsequently died, and on her deathbed asked her eldest daugh- ter to keep the family, of three in- fants together. The daughter was re- fused a pension and at present the little family is struggling to obtain sujcient food. J. M. Douslas "I know the case. It is scandalous." The will be given full consider- j ation by the sub-committee on special j cases. An insidious propaganda was being conducted by American papers and (From Our Own KTZIKOM, Mar. Joe Rishal re turn ml homo to his farm east of tuwn liist Friday after spending- the others in the United States, because winter in Oregon. His Canadian pensioners in that country were not nn the same basis as pen- sioners in Canada, Mr. SlacNcIl de- clared. Mr. P. Blacksly returned with him. Tlie U.F.A. held ;i meeting and so- cial evonjng Saturday night. Mr. R. Bishop sent in hie resignation as secretary-treasurer, and Mr. liradon was appointed to take his place. Mr. Morris and Mr, I.akeman were ap- pointed delegates to attend the U.F.Ai convention in Medicine Hat on March- 24th. Quito a number of the ladies joined, also a number of new mem-i hers. After the meeting a dance waai cnjoynd by both young and old, arid at midnight tho ladies served supper, all having brought cake and sand- wiches, so a very pleasant evening was spout. The Young Polks' club enjoyed a very pleasant oven ing at Crawford's last Friday night. Mr. Altis Morris, is spending a few LAKE OF THE WOODS LEVELS DISCUSSED an If. Thfj boards of trade of Saslcatche-j dnys holiday witli his parents, Mr. wan and Manitoba hfivn been fighting j anf' Mrs. D. Morris. battle in this matter, con-1 JIr- and Mrs- A1- Fottcr and Pau1' i i returned home evening after unuad luiit summer freight' ,Ilo wjnlPI. in ralgary. rates on uoat wuuld benefit their com-1 Mr. nnd Mrs. Patching and fam- mi'nltiij.s and m tlin mnro time, by on-1 ily rotiirnod home yesterday, after coiirnglng Uio production and con-1 sumption of Alberta's coal, aid in the: at Innisfull, Alberta's coal, development of an essential Canadian industry. "All those organizations anil in- dividuals who have in them, selvei; in this malter will be chilled and disappointed by thu attitude of the Ciilsary Hoard." Tim Calgary Herald will find that organizations and communities in Al- .spunding tho winter Alberta. Mr. and Mrs. Tr.ixler and family, rolurned home yesterday, after upend- ing tlie winter months in Ijethltfidge. Mr, F. Rush and Clarenro Stocker arrived on the train y proceed to their h today. OTTAWA, Mar. 21. (Canadian to the govern- ment's proposed measure to consti- tute a joint contrpl board to adminis- ter Lake of the Woods levels were heard by the cabinet this morning as well as opinions in support of tho at a, conference when the prime minister. Sir James Lougheed. Hon. J. Reed and Hon. Hugh Outli- ne, met (supporters and opponents of the proposed measure. Tho interests of the city of Win- nipeg, thn province of Ontario and tho Dominion arc Involved, as well as American interests. Opponents ot" the proprmod legislation this morning in- cluded M. W. Backus and C. J. Hock- fippoaring for him, FIRE DESTROYS HIGH SCHOOL IN CAYUOA berta will be unanimous in agreeing with the. view it takes In regard to the Calgary CS Tjuile. CAYUGA, Ont., March The Cayiitfa high school building was de- stroyed by lire yesterday, the loss bo- yesterday and will jng estimated at J30.000. It waa In- tomea Fahom for The building was about years old. To lake the place of a lost tooth a genuine diamond was inserted In tho mouth of A pet monkey belonging to Kan., man. CREAM FLOUR "This is sure one grand cake! I can tell by the way it cuts." Cream of the West Flour also makes loaves of extra- ordinary whiteness and creamy flavor. Hedley Shaw Milling Co., Limited Medicine Hat, Calgary Karnloopl. Vancouver CREAM OF THE WEST FLOUR was forrherly sold under the brand name "King's Quality." It is milled at the big mills of the Hedley Shaw Milling Com- pany, Limited, at Medicine most complete and most modern mills in Western Canada. ;