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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE umnsnibto DAILY HERALP WAYlliOW Canadas Food Controller A Character Sketch by William Greenwood Special Corres Out ot the farthest west cBrte rtodwn Lochlnvnr to with the food pt Hes gitttet away with Sir trhoSB resil iency in hdllcM he food testimony thV snsy not be Many able men have been1 teamed manhood Wtlftid cut his deepjwtch in pf It may be ills that of tyjrtfled by Henry has faithfully and been recoi mwito local spheres the great leaders of political en utlraal and ImperUrat tore remained all untwtres The new f has thout ami Str WUIrlds and crowded ysars have him from knowlos the men thts side of fifty who tn several pro are making Henry Broughton Thomson afrnren In OUami late last as one of the three Hoyal Commissioners who had epent months tavestltattnr national problem relnttfe to the salmon Jiing industry of British He planned to remain two or three weeM Bid in the preparation of a report to be submitted to the Minister and gel to his business In which he had neglected too long while the The was then Canwias Food fit ting the methods of an Intellectual toloafl the of and corner grtcery ecoaomlo pro perly He bothered Thomson knew hu with head in the air toward the man nature sad selling goods over a heaiftes other On two hours friendly act to went to New forte to relieve the situation that had be conn intolerable and wholly out ot That was Hannas way He had a gift of cheosing the rifh The sugar question set tied in a day and has remained set Otter delicate matters threatenhu InternKienal friction were similarly dealt so that wfcn the Hon Mr Banna KStsraed to his first lore Standard Oil and weafto left mantle to B Sir Robert Borden of the and the LoehmTmr of the farthest west be came the diacfrUaarlta of al He has established hi right tothe aoeosfcston by effective and popaOar administration the first of the A Tall Man Henry Broughton is tall IB the tallest man In lie IKe in Weil over six fee on the he towers above his re lows like the Douglas Fir of his a opted the puny pine DoiwJas Fir is not for It fixes his It suggests Ills it hints at hi distinction for he t is no ordinary inai Judged by the common meaaore la as dar atraishtttvmsT ILIA UW11 aia Ixaracteriie the Douglas the royal pine of the As with the taHglas Fir so with Thomson ALWAYS KNOW WHBRB TO 1ND HIM AND HB GROWS HB 18 fac lous persons profess to liken him to a bull hut the appellation does not sMelt in his ientler Yet he bull moose is a bonny fighter irlien his ire 1s aroused and his back s to ttie On that score Henry Drovghton Thomson may be count ed a bull tf yon want to snap an intimate pkltwe ef a on his sympathetic fmd out how Iris closest friends That is a fairly accur ate index for a human In I steal ho tlis great began to for his Me Una thd frame modifies his Bppearanoe rtf His shoulders ftra ly His and neck fit into form a torso that would do credit to a Cltatnpldn first while he Is slttlnK at work flee with his back toward are struck with his unusual physical as if you suddenly upon a ilant about to make a toss He goes rather more to legs and frame than one would expect ot parlor but there Is no suggestion of ungaw While his movements calm and give evidence of re strained nervous He ie sure and has n sliding stride like a man accustomed to tootpatns in tne open and totting a But he does not look like the an thentlcated of Abe He has the same high cheek almost North American Inr dlan in and an uncom bable of dark But there Is no shadow of the weight ot tho world In his Keen perception and Irisi humor fight for tlrst place in Ms eyes after all express mm bet ter than other physical character They can IWehrjalth and they can fair melt and that is j t an Irish the real B is not far behind those A Story His reputation aa a storyteller i reniniacent of the legend of Abe bin He geta his stdries from a tuil personal us tening to one gathers the in pression that he has spent tlve years in British Columbia play ing practical jokes on others and ing practical jokes played on 1 there was a play boy of the can qualify for the On way he has ot recalling the identlt of a western town is to tell the stor of what fell before him or he anet Wrapt tip with sur ate index for a human In he anet wrapt up the case of without narration is of the town n exception those who know him bestJ habited tfy real human belugs an refer tb him among themselves and I exuding a personality all its H to hie face as as it he were an j hasseveral stories for each towi expression as for instance and each and as he has isft to the nth or a and when they Incidents of his astonishing forowia like H2O or a symbol like the square and compass in Freemas These are they who have Been familiar with him for twenty recount thay appear to speak as if they were illvitratmg the effect of the element upon other chemical consti tuents into whatever combinations his unique personality There always a sort of a kind of setting a separating of from all other human as if whatever he coalesced with of a surety take on his char With the exception of Sir Richard the best belov ed BOB of the Pacific this to British Colum bia 1st attached solely to who bttM ihariyof those marks that won the affeetton und created the frag rant memories bis countrymen have for ike Minister who has gone Not less nor leas tui more a rock la a weary a port in time of storm is dnadian Abe Someone has called a Cana dian Abraham Unco and in phy everywhere and knows repertoire of stories AT SIMPSONS REORGANIZATION SAtf We are bringing down the prices in earnest Look carefully over this list of speciaMor fix your mind upon the lines you want and be here early in the forenoon and get your share pf what is being shall we say given Well almost gwing them the prices are so small in every item that it is next to giving v CORSET COVERS 23e For values regular to Assorted lace mater ial soft LADIES WHITE LAWN APRONS 59c Full length embroidery trimmed simps over Ing at Kegulnr values for mm I DcarCMldnsi and Grownuptt Never have any for about these dainty solid chocolate they are at wholesome as they arc and contain nothing but the best and most expensive cocoa rich creamy and Eat as many aa you the best and purest chocelate confection i Yours The Cowan everybodj is volumin The native humor the locality its picturesque tle idiosyn crasies of the people are all touched upon with an appreciative so that an evening with sends one home picturing British Columbia in moving and radiant its peo ple all giants of its towns all and its sun forever But underlying all his verbal mean derings and philandering there is a sense of just and a note of serious contemplation of the real business of He has Imagination and like every can be more icrious than a Grandfather an Though was born on the banks of the River yet his grandfather on his mothers side was an Admiral in the British Navy apd a dweller in His father was an officer in the British army arid served through the Indian JThe family estate is stiH In the old Manor Housestands as it did hundreds of years and Is occupied by his two unmarried His real is in where his widowed the still burning in the her only sons return from the she has no be is being detain ed A remarkable story is attached to that Old Manor House on the banks of the River After the battle that llzed William HI on the throne ot England a meeting ot the Loyal Orange Association was convened in a room In and every year for 100 oa the 12th ot a meeting of the association was held in the same and the ancient regalia exhibited and the timehonored cere monies as they were when James II was slyly dropping the Great Seal of England into the River Thames on his assisted flight to was educated at Bedford Pub lic School in England that ranks with Harrow as a place ot instruction and as its honor roll elo quently From there he en tered a large exporting house in Lon don oft the whose ships came tn from all around the world laden with Until he was he was immersed in the traditions and the practice of world fired by the in coming and outgoing ot ocean he went out to see the great round fixing his eyes ever on the His objective was to which country he was attracted through adventure and an offer from a South American merchant whom he accompanied across the This rosy prospect did not materialize and in 1892 is discovered on a ranch in the Caraboo district of British By 1893 he had saved and had it deposited in a private bank at Kamloops Jnet two days be fore the bank That very day who had never sailed a boat in White Hack Towels 19c Slxe 17x34 hemmed Cheaper than the cloth in the Ladies Dressing Jackets 39c Musllnsiand kimona Assorted colors Values up to Saturday only f Ui7U BOYS WOOL SWEATERS 93c Sizes 3 Colors grey and Buy now and save a dollar or MIDDY CLOTH 10 PIECES FANCY SILK Hair Ribbons 19c Values 19c 5 inches Stripes and Values up to Saturday at Girls White Dresses 89c Less than half their Muslins and pique embroidery and laco Sizes 2 to 6 Here is a Bargain for the Men 19c Pure linen hemstitched Bach Present market virtue1 Good soft quality of flannelette in well made In sizes 8 toJ4 21c I petard lOc I BUY HOLEPROOF HOSIERY QOWAI White Twill Middy 2S Inches Splendid soft Worth Sale price Pure silk veilings in green and Saturday lOc In this sale and save 10 per on east ern This la a bargain you will ap Full stock on LADIES LINEN AND COTTON REPP SUITS FOR 15 only Wash Suitsalmost given away Saturday with very little alteration can be made into fash ionable The materials are Colors Sizes 16 to Come A new stock Just to hand from the grey and green LADIES TWEED TRENCH HATS just to hand from the manufac and A Bargain In SWELL WAISTS to Childrens Cotton Sox Cuff tops in stripes plain Black Crepe Chined Waists Black Sizes 30 to Regular 25c A big collection of fine Grepe de Chine Waists in a wWe range of pretty colorings in sizes 36 to Values up to On Sale Saturday Each WHY PAY MORE WHILE THIS SALE IS ON REMEMBER THE Discount It applies to everything in the store includ ing The New Dress Silks The New Cotton Voiles All Silk Hosiery Spring anth Summer Underwear Gloves of Every Kind Corsets and Whitewcar Household Linens Curtains and Draperies Bring out the Boys and Fit Them with New Hats Straw and felt hats and nobby caps at an actual saving of 10 per A GOOD TIME TO THE BOYS UP IN NEW SUITS A Saving of 10 per is well worth your Buy now whilo the sale la on or you will pay more later THE SIMPSON LEMON WINE Cold Refreshing Invigorating and FvUltint his was engaged first mate of a river and embarked on the romantic journey of a pioneer In Can adas last frontier At Many Whatever a strong and willing man could turn his bund He put in a mans days work at many steamboating store Old timers at recall that he painted signs and some of the wagssay be did not need a step In that olty he becsme manager of the Branch ien eral Store of Baaton and and when exPremler head of the went to taken to Victoria and 1nade Ho has made a notable success of the busi expanding its activities and es tabHshing It on a progressive and profitable Into the community life of cap ital of British Columbia Ue threw himself joyously and boleterously while public spirit received ra cognition when hewas elected in the Provincial Legislature for two ses declining to accept renomina tion at the Uit general He wtn nominally as finance Minister by the and toured the province with But the fortunes ot politics resulted in the defeat of the Bowser Govern and the chosen Finance Min ister was never To him is drfe the credit for the shipbuilding policy of British whereby the Governor guaranteed the build ers of wooden ships from and which laid the foundation for the present successful shipbuilding in dustry of the reviving ship yards long and making ready the stage for the easy accomplish ment of the ambitious programmes of the Munitions Board and of the Government ot A Prominent tho public men of British Columbia takes a prominent place and oxntta an influence that cannot be He has the pres tige of pronounced business based on knowledge and so that whatever he engages in finds ready acceptance and popular sup British Columbia was not stir prised that he became Food Controll for It had long ago taken his meas uro as a man of capacity to organize and do things swiftly in a coropre heusive As Food Controller puts his faith in the puuple of sin cerely believing that they will do voluntsrlly what other people may have to bo compelled to Starting with the certain conviction that tooi will win the he has to In still into every mans the con ception hat food control is an indiv idual and that 1C all Cana dians were food then food control In Canada would be per His favorite Is that every Canadian should discipline himself proj What each cltliett can save in beef and porfe K multl plied by the total number of citi would enable the Allies to be fed without dread of AND THAT IS THE REASON FOR FOOD If that objetsis lothlng olse How He Handled Ilo saw early that food was a first class munition of and that Can the fnited the United Kingdom and the were vitally interested in the successful working out of any world wide scheme of food conservation and It was lo fundamental and uniform principles of administration if Canada and thu United States were to meet Hie war needs of the United King1 dom and the His close asso ciation with luring Hannas bad taught him to respect the United States Food Ad ministrator as ono tho worlds greatest He was also Im pressed with the fact that what the United States was doing regarding food should also lo aono by In cordial thus lessen ing the friction and iiicreasing effi So having precipitated tho principles ot administration from the Unown facts and and controlling two food boards of work on definite lines toward one common TO SEE THAT FOOD 18 DISTRI BUTE 10QUITABLY IN BOTH COUNTRIES AND THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE ALr LIES AHB GIVEN FULL D1NN13R thinks in terms of world lie has the power to visualize the food of the world from its source to its ultimate Wheat to the ordinary man may mean onl the prairie Wheat to It brings up a picture of Australasia tUe UnUod Can ada and ropleto with tab les of crop shipping facilities and comparative distances from Liv The available world supply of wheat in food think This is the cosmopolitan traders and ljulocp the war is over Canada and the United States will haviscroalad an army ot trained men who will kiiow tinavenues of vorld commerce liku tho ordinary man known tho streets of his own Uith tho holp of such it will ho possible to prosecute read justment after tho war on a scale commensurate with the trade oppor Tho letters might well bo tamped the Canada Food or his personality permeates the vholo department from the astute chief of to the proco ious office His unflagging in sure grasp of every phase of and old world turn a government bureau into a modern place ot business where service to he public is the first The Canada Food Hoard Is a trium a band ot consisting of Henry McGregor and the For my own because of his great re servo force and strong Thomson reminds mo most of Count de la Fere in THI3 THRKE Lot the Director of Farm Labor on the Canada Food Board be For whom recalls in both his build and and the the care free blade from but picture Thomson as who was both gentle and whose friends were the real men of the and whose chiefest loves were home and William Haiuar EXCHANGE May agreement has been reached here between Germany and Italian commissioner In regard to the exchange of sick and crippled prisoners of and the management of prison It will be submitted for END Women fly to Enoa when threaten ;