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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DA FLY irEllALD PAGE SEVEH If You Ever Want Credit , at a bank or elte^ where, the fact that you have built up a substantial Savings Account will help you get itr The capacity to save regularly indi-cates the quality of character that justifies credit. Decide, now, to let us help you to save. Interest paid every six months. BULLETIN ONM Ottawa, Mny Ifi.-Thu census and HtatlRtlcs of flnnnoo hns l.isuod a ro-polt on the area .".nd condition of full Wheat, the condition of hny and clovor nu'udowa and Iho progress of spring Heiiding, as compiled from the roporta of tho crop correspondents at the end of April. WIntPr killing of tall wheat In Ontario is reported as especially Bovoro. It Is estimated to amount, to DG per cent, which reduces the acreage imdcr this crop In Ontario from GSO,-L'OO acrt'.'^ as sown last fall to 277,200 acres, thu area to l)e harvested. This la tile largest proportion of tall wheat Winter killed in Ontario and the lowest acreage left for harvesting since the records were begun in 1909. In Alberta the percentage of winter killed is estimated ai ten per cent, thus reducing to u.'i.ufiO acres tlio area of CI,400 acres sown la"at fall. For the whole of Canada the area sown, viz,, . 711,000 acres is reduced by 51 per cent to 3'1S.('mO acres. The condition of fall wheat on April 'M> is also the lowest The following,htemorandum of a meeting held at Warner, In opposition to the cancellation of exemptions In Class One was sent to Sir Rohpvt Borden, Ifon. T. A. Crorar, and \V. A. Buchanan, M,I'.: The district of Warner, Alberta, In assembly this 4th day of May, 1918. Moved by J. M. Hale, BcSonUod by M. Caldwell. Resolved that the cancelling of oxoni])tlon8 granted the farmers and necessary workers und�r the Military Service Act will curtail production In this district to a serious extent. And whereis the young men of this district have rosponiled nobly to the call for enlistment and also the call tor greater production, and whereas the people of this district are handicapped now for want of competent labor and whereas the poopltS were led to believe tliat the Military Sor-vlco Act as passed the 17th day of December, Ifll", would bo strictly 'adhered to, and whereas the people of this district believe the present changes will work undue hardship, on not only this district, but on tlio people of the Dominion in general, and whsreas the people of this dis-' trlct arb becoming discouraged through the cancellation of the .Military Service Act, and the substitution of an order In council which if enforced, will necessarily curtail production In this district to a large extent. We therefore respectfully ask that the order in council be rescinded, and the Military Service Act enforced as originally passed and sanctioned by the people. We further respectfully ask tliat all Toglstrars be instructed to recall orders sent to men deserving exemption ' under -the Military Service .'Vet. This resolution passed unanimously. S, r. ROWLAND, Chairman. I-I. B. SNYDBR, Secretary. Mr. Buchanan's Reply. Mr. Buchanan replied as follows: Ottawa, May 10, 1�1,S. H.. IS. Snyder, jusq., Wanier, Alta. Dear Sir,-I am in receipt nf a resolution passed at a meeting in Warner on the 4th of May. I note the arguments you advance against the cancellation of exemptions. I want to be (lultc candid with you, and to say at once that there is no possibility of the action taken by the Gov-ornniL-nt being rescinded. The decision was reached after the most serious consideration of no exemptlonfi whatever are being considered. Hart this course not been followed, wo would have had to have called men from other classes, and there would have been bo much delay la following the procedure under the Xlllltary Service Act, that It would have been Impossible to get sufficient men overseas to reinfoYcc our galhuit divtsions. Advlaad of Situation. As members of I'arllametit. we wero advised of the critical situation that existed^ on the Western front. The danger of the annihilation of the Canadian divisions existed at. the l.'me, and, still exists, and when we wore informed of all the clrcum stnni;ea, 'there was only the one thing to do, and that was to assume our responsibility and meet the ait nation boldly. Conditions have entirely changed on the Western front since last fall and early winter. The enemy has made wonderful advances, and thu only way to stop them is by supplying all the man power possible. Those of us who are cbosoTl to sit In Parliament and act on war measures at this time have a very great responsibility, and wo of the chaos. "Thiii Is nru a fact," said the ox-goveiiiDP in answer to a question by the llirald ruiire-sentativo. "Mexico li' iiui a nation; it is inorely a collection nt r.ictioiis. It Is a case there of 'do;; two neeks after getting free of llio country I had niglitinaros, dreaming of the things I iiad seen. No one lias enough to ent. The children cfjme to the trains, half clad, and looking like little walking ghosts, and they beg for bread, II, is a pitiful iight, "The train system is In a terrllile condition. Only a few of the trains run regularly, Oii plenty of tlie lines all (rains liave been abandoned. On those llii'iti where trains are run, a train i.s run fifteen minutes ahead with tliree carloads of .soldiers. Then on tlie train Itself there is a car-lood of 'soldiers just behind the engine and another carload at liie rear end of tli(^ train, Kven then trains are being looted ninfost every day by the brigiind.'i of whom tliere are numerous partie.-i out it) all directions. Villa's Oath. "Vlila i.� last year. For the provinces the fall wheat provinces. Converted into , percentages a�e as follows: a standard of one hundred as representing the average condition on April 30. for the nine years, 1009 to 1917, tho coniWtion of fall wheat for Canada on April 30, 191S. indicates a yield per acre of 71 per cent, or 29 per cent below tho average of uic last nine years. ' Percentage Full Crop About 11 per cent of tho area under Maritime Provinces, 02-96; Quebec, SG; Ontario, 78; �Manitoba, 70;- Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, 90-93. For spring wheat in Manitoba, 94; In Saskatchewan, 85; and Alberta 92 per cent of seeding was estimitted to be completed by the end of April. Those proportions are higher than In any recent years, excepting 191jj. will remember that I'residont Wilson was re-elected in 191G largely because ho had the support of a host of people who approved of his course in keeping the United States out of war. There was no thought that he wanted to bring the United States into the war it he were again elected Presl-dent. Yet he had only been in office a tew iveeks when he ,WU3 responsible for a declaration of war. Why? Conditions (had changed, and to uphold the lienor of the United States and meet those changed conditions, he was compelled to adopt a course that was entirely contrary to the views of thousands of people who supported him in the election only a few months previously. Woodrow Wilson simply accepted tho responsibility of his! high office and met the changed condition's boldly and courageously. The government of Ottawa is In very much the same position. Compared with'other countries of the world Canada and Its people have not yet realized what tho war means. A\1ieu wo think of the sacrifices made' by the people of Bj-ltaln and Franco, Our sacrifices have been very very slight. This government may have to adopt many drastic moasures before tho war Is won, and surely the people should have confidence that the government would not adopt those measures unless th� situation absolutely warranted them. I desire it to be diatlnct,ly understood that the canqellatlon of exemptions only applies to Class 1, and at tho present time only three ages iii. that class are being aalled ,up. It may not bo necessary to call up any more ages, though I am not giving any .assurance that such w'lU be the ease. As soon as tho exemptions' were canJcoUed thousands of men came forward in Quebec, arid we are getting men from that province in. gr-oater proportion than any other at: the present time. With the exerapi tlon system as it existaU formerJyj the process of appeals prevented men being secured as rapidly as-they were needed, and the exigouciea of the' situation demanded ,dvastlc action, an* consequently it was decided to cant eel exemptions in-Qli^ss'l. } I fully realize the demands for'production but 1 think ifhe.' farmers of Western Canada aro . prepared to make sacrifices In. order to not only provide food, but more men, for the Vflnnlng cf the war. In conclusion I'desire to re-iterate that Uiere Is-no possibility whatevipr of the cancellation order being �"es-j etnded. It was endorsed by every member supporting tho government, as well as certain members supportiiiit the opposition. The members of parliament were supplied with all the facts about tho war situation, and acted as those facts demanded. The.Ir course may bo unpopular with many people affected, but the war cannot bo won by consideration of indlvldu-' al cases, We must think of the welfare of tho country a%, a whole .and act as we consider In the beat interest of tlie country now and In the future. 1 might also repeat that I am satisfied the govornraent la prepared' to meet the demands for tho provision.of labor at harvest time, I have placed tUe situatldn before you as candidly as possible. I fully appreciate your vievsv but I ain confident that tho course taken in cancelling exemptions was fully warVantod by the war Bituatfon. Vours rospoctfuUy, � W. A. BUCHA-NTAN. ' ' Building-uj) for the Spring Attack at the Front is a good deal like putting tlio body in condition fe� an invasion of the germs of .grij^ pneumonia or " Spring fever" here at Imme. At this time of the ycM most peopl* suffer from a. condition often called Spring Fever. They feel tired, worn out, before tiie day is liah' thru. They may Ijave frequent liendaches and Bonietimea "pimply" or pule akin and white lips. The reason tor tliiA TMT 30^ Pur�VflillG Zinc JL Jl. JraJin 1 100% Pare Pdnt for the Spring painting of your house or any other building. Of course you are going to p^nt this Spring-and equally, of course, you are going to use B-H "English" Paint-the paint v/ith the guarantee behind it. Our store is the B-H Store-^which means that this is paint-headquarters. The outstanding reputation of this b.-and is based on its superior covering-capacity and exceptional durability-both of which features we know to be due to the combination of Brandram's Genuine wiiite lend and pure v/hitc zinc, which the makers of B-H "English" Paints racin-tain in spite of the repeated advances in the cost of these ingredients. Co.'or Cards from fu:r Iccc.I af^eriis. Taylor Hardware Co. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 1 4I�UI CAIAAHV. BBMOrtTO VANCOUVXRI Nearly Ten Thousand Men in Lethbridge and Surrounding Country Are Interested in the Question of Qood Clothes How many of you are interested in knowing that it is still possible to get good clothing as .low as- ^ $20.00 $22.00 to $25.00 and still better clothes at $28.00 to $30.00. We are demonstrating daily that our suits at these prices are winners. They are hand tailored throughout. W'"*^ Hftorg could you ask at these prices. " TOodel thai':. among good THESE SUITS - FIT - The materials are the best that money can buy. Selected by expert buyers from the largest and best import mills. Get one of these suits Saturday, at the same time you will be impressed with the possibilities of trading at this distinctive store for men. We have exceptional values in MEN'S DRESS SHOES. Made by Geo., A. Slater and Regal. Prices $6.50 to $10.00. 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