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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xin. FOURTEEN PAGES LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES 'NUMBER. 140 HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 5. [JOINTCOMMISSION RE ALLY iTTLELEAGUE OF NATIONS [Western Canada Colonization Association Reaches Third of Bs Objective MILLION AND A HALF iS NOW IN SIGHT During tho week covered by the Herald's fifth -weekly crop report the worst weather of the spring season has been recorded, and besides a de- lay of. about two days to seeding op- erations, a damage ol "five, to fen per cent, of the total acreage seeded Is believed to have been caused by the unseasonable winds.: -On Monday of last week it blew a gale all day, out the damage then -was compara- tively light. However, the topsoil was dried out So that on Friday when a still stronger gale blew' from the southwest all day the damage In some parts was very had. From Clares- holm south on tie C. and E., from Car- Western Ca'naaa.Colonization Association nu- oounced today that it has already EUC- l-eedcd Upraising toward the financing 'of Its project ot settling acres 'of vacant prairie lands.' In a remarkably short space pt lime the association has thus se- Sured one-third 'ot its total objective No grasshoppers' have been report- ed as yet. Tha wheat seeding is practically fin- shed eicept where farmers are -wili- ng to tako a cbance on lale sowir grain. Oat seeding is about 40 per cent, finished -while considerable flai is already, in. A lot barley will be sown during the first two weeks .of [une. Following are the reports received rrom correspondents covering the week: RAYMOND mangay south on the Aldersfde, )f The.halt-million'.dollars lias been subscribed by putstanding Individuals Ind corporations in both eastern and Western .Canada; Tho cordial support Extended to this western project by Ibo business and financial. leaders of Is ono of tho most striking s ot a remarkable movement. The prospe'ct is Umt or one- bale ut tie total sum required fo carry but tho undertaking, will be snb- icribed bytho end of -the present week >nd that tho whole amount may now ie, considered as well- In sight, Ontari [eatu all along the Crow troni Cowley to Bow Island with the exception of the Coal- dale district, and In the Turin and south Retlaw districts corns reports ot wind damage, especially to the newly-seeded fields.. Just what tho total extent of the damage is cannot be estimated from the reports as yet. Sunday and Monday were windy. However, a cheering factor is thai this morning it commenced to wind having switched to the north- east, and it is believed much ot the damage will ba repaired by the nat ural course ot events. Some farmers have-lost over hal: their seeding, and the season being BO iato and the cost of seed so high a lot ot H will not be fesceded. From Cowley comes a report tha wlreworms are at work, but little damage has keen caused as yet. Chii district also has some wireworms n work. However, raiu now will put an cud to tlioir depredations. (From Our Oira RAYMOND, May Except for slight losses through wind blowing put ;he seed the ciop situation is normal his week. The wheat crop is 1n. Ray- mond will have upwards of acres under cultivation this year, about of this heiug sowu to Wheat above the ground is making excellent growth. Reports com- ing in from all parts of the districl are to the effect that wheat is above tho ground. This week will see the farmers turning their attention to tho coarser grains and potatoes. Consld erablc alfalfa and timothy is being planted this spring indicating a move- ment toward more extensive divcrsl tied farming. Hay has been proven to be a lucrative crop. NOBLEFORD (From Our Own Correspondent) XOBLEFORD, May winds on Monday, Tuesday and Fri day did some damage to the crops, bu Noble Foundation reports their crop littlo damaged by sand storms (Continued on Paga Four) Wan Army to Meet Armed Force Similar Facing Them LONDON, M ay' dispatch to the Star from Dublin today reports the [biding of a meeting there by tho Irish farmers' Union, .which considered the Iraft of a plan for-tho formation- of I couulry-wido 'body known as the Despite Wind, Fine Of Sports Enjoyed By LethbridgeonMay24th HurJson's Was Splencliaiy Observe People -at; Big Mounted PolicejPut on Fine Exhibition of Cavalry The Results Winnipeg Air- plane Delivers U.S. OES MOINES, Iowa, May Police today starched for an acre- plane pllet who Wat said to havex laiided-at-a f'ylng fleld near here yeitsrday attiirnoen from Wlnnt- ei'sit of whiskey In Mid -the whlikey for f250 within. two hours, the The plane lett Wl.n. njp'eg at 8.30 i.m. arid made the SSOtnile trip in between stven and eight hours, police say they learned. They did hot; reveal the hiding place of the SAYS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE WINNIP.ECSrMay.25. Captain Melville: G. Dover, an official of a local aerial company, when'ihown th'e'Oea. Mplrtts dispatch reportlnj the aeroplane in that city carrying' jl8 cases of whiskey, declared there was no machine in Winnipeg capable of making such a flight sind'aiso that no local ma- chine coultt'carry the cargo claimed in the dispatch. G. A. Magrath, Chairman of Canadian Section, Tells of Its j Scope in Present St. Lawrence Deejj Watev- _., "ways Dealing With Irrigation Waters on This Tour. May Allow A Liquor Htiuses to Run i TethbridRe citizens turned oilt about Mounties from, Macleod, baseball jjukuuliuGu v __ _____ Wat anfl vnanV ay A further crteriSlon'jf days was grant- ed, -'thft, liquor ware- houses onj Saturday, dccording to advices received from the attprney- geheral '8 -department al Edmon- ton. T hi s.i makes a total exten- sion of :18; dayo and thers is a gr'bwing 'feeling among too moro that thorpresent: action of the govern- bjnt: a; to the recomniendatidii to tbtj-IKpuilnion goyerfliaent for the granting of fire'' or: bonded'. licenses tor.the leading lioiises operating- In Since the original closing order of.-May-12 a number of the smaller houses twonty-fivo hundred strong to tho cx- liibitlon grounds yesterday, shivered, Freedom i'orce. THIS ised says the message, would i to protect agricultural pursuits "by .jrce, if necessary, against labor, so- lialism or bolshcvlsm, Irrespective ot ihalcver political developments may irair In tho country." T-lio dispatch to the Star continues: organization owes its Incep- Bon to the embargo recently Imposed (y the socialistic luhorites against the Ixnort'.ot piga, bacon and butter to ireat Dritatn which the farmers claim rill cause ruin to tho farmers. The iratt of tho scheme sets forlh that flic new force is .to provide a perma- lent organized Iwdy In every if the union and in every county area Vi Ireland, ready for Immediate ac- ion nnd capable ot meeting by force rlicro action by tho existing govern- uenl -is undesirable, unavoidablo jnexerciscd." and watched a big program ol aports, Bay Company -and A. A. A. Prizes from the day will go to Mac- leod, Edmonton.and Medicine Hat as well as many of them staying in town. The sports day might well bo term- ed a south Alberta affair. With the boys from Medicine Hat and manyl Lethbridge boys a wide portion of this end of the province was covered. Dr. M. ljunswcrth, of Edmonton, and for-; merly ot Lethbridge figured among the prize winners. So far as the field day was concern- ed tha 24th of May opened at pno o'clock -with a parade, unique in tho was the first official Interview given to thp press by Mr. C. A. Ma-1 grath, as Chairman ot the Internation- al-joint Commission, in the tour of tlm Commission which finished its work in Calgary, was that to tho Her- ald during his visit to Lethbridge last week-end. Mr. -Magrath was seen in the private car "Caretalrs" in which he.accompanied Mr. L. Nalsmlth to the city before proceeding to the States .where' the. Commission contin- ues Us sitting.. Mr. Magrath was careful to observe that the present, duties in which tho i Commission.Is engaged are In regard to the Deep Waterway scheme con- nected with tie St. Lawrence and not with the.divlslon'of waters as it con- cerns irrigation. He was also careful to correct an impression thi'.t appears to hare got bold on tho public mind that tho Commission Is advocating the St. Lawrence scheme. All that the Commission Is doing Is gathering evi- dence as to the feasibility and desir- ability'of the. scheme-.ind in this is acting entirely In a judicial capacity. Itinerary Starting at North Bay, said Mr. Ma grath, and holding meetings at var ious centres- going west, the connnis sion finished its Investigations ou this stdo of in Calgary on Fri day and'is now proceeding to the Slates where it will hold a meeting a Helena, Montana and other petals there, going on through fourleei States Great Lakes holding .'sessions. .The object of Commission 'Is to hear the ,variou views, .favoring or contending, will regard to the scheme which has for it object the deepening of the waters tr the St. Lawrence so as practically t give the -West a.direct port on th Atlantic. It is a project which affect both tho Canada and th Western and Jliddlp Western State of the Ui S. By enabling ocean-goin vessels to reach Lake Superior port the plan is to bring the West ncare to the'Atlantic: of Commission .thejVarlotis. data -GubniiUe to said Mr. Magratb, "tho Commi sion has: to determine the maximum e ficiency.that may bo obtained from th St. Lawrence river with regard to ha igatjon and power development Th Commission is a permanent brganiz consisting of three members a pointed: oy each country, and owi Us existence to (he treaty entered in between the two countries in 1909 A.League of Nations "It must be continue Mr. Magrath, "that as differences ari tConunuea on Page Four.) txvcen individuals, families, aud In- Governor of Sonora is Temper arily Chosen at Congress oa May 21th J VILLA, DEAD, ALIVE vldual States, differences will uaiur y arise between two neighboring; uutries, the more intimate their re- :ious become. While much bus ueen id about the Leaguo ot Nations, ill usl be borne in mind that this treaty I BIG REWARD OK 19W is in fact a of Nations stween the United States and Can- !a. its purpose being to provide ethod for settling differences that ay arise from time to lime between two countries especially In con- i ection witli international waters. The I omniission lias certain' Judicial func-l ons to be exercised where it may hap-! in that water on one side of the oundary being dammed, and so in-1 rtering with Ihe level, might cause MEXICO CITY, May DC la Huerta, governor of Sonora, was named president ad Interim of Mexico by the extraordinary session of congress this1 evening. He received 224 votes against 28 for Pablo Gonzzles. Want Villa, Dead or Alive EL PASO. May reward ol araage'on the other side. The Com- j pesos for .the death or captun ission had investigating powers government o[ ,he and of Francisco Villa has lay bei used in that capacity locally." government of the state ol Members of Commission In addition to Mr. Magrath Ihe Can- ilian members of the Commission are ir William Hearst and Mr. H. M. 'owcll, K.C. The American members re ex-Senator Gardiner, ex-Senator 'larke. The third member of the Com- nission, ex-Governor Glenn, of Xorlli Carolina, died in Winnipeg, while tho Commission was on its present tour. The remaining members of th_e Coin- r-.slon passed through Ihe city from Calgary on their way to Montana on Monday morning. Tho engineers appointed by the two governments are now engaged in mak- ng surveys and in (ho preparation.of plans and estimales for tio informa. ion of the Commission. For a Joint Waterway Ontario and Provinces, seeking a more direct outlet for Can- adian grain and other products. Fourteen Western and Middle West- ern Stales which desire to get.their products through ,dlrebt from Great Lakes to foreign ports. These, states arc: Illinois, Michigan, Montana Colorado, Indiana, North VJakota, a. Dakota, Idaho, Nebraska Minnesota and Wyoming. They repre sent..one-third the United population and wealth, and" two th" Ifds of t he' Un ited i n iron corn, wheat and .Port of sees--It supremacy as the ocean outlet .of th St. Lawrence and Great Lakes tlirea cued by tho proposed plan. J'orl aud State of New supports tho Erie Canal! as buildin up New York wis! to protect an investment of 000 in (Bo New York' Stale Barg Canal. THREE KILLED IN RIOT 110MB, May. persons were Jilled and many wounded in a fight jetween a mob and pollco officers at Lanosii. province of Petlia, yesterday, Jccording to a dispatch to the Gior- Ule d'ltalta. This disorder was the (esiilt of a dispute over local affairs W the city, it Is said. Order has been joatored. Unfounded Report That i Canadian Red Cross Officer Killed in Siberia VANCOUVER, B. C., May jllit a cable that the report ot the capture and execution of Col. Young is unfounded, has relieved tho anxiety experienced by members of the Can- adian Siberian Red'Cross relief expe- dition who arrived here lost night. The cablo states that Col. Young entered Red territory and arranged for the release of prisoners, that he was treat- ed with tho greatest respect and that be brought out the British by train. NEW YORK FUNDS NEW YORK, Mny Sterling ex- change was heavy today at ?3.St 31 for demand and ?3.S5 1-2 lor cables. Canadian dollars, 88.25. I LEAVITT FARMER LOSES RESIDENCE BY FIRE Have.'Recrossed Dneiper River CAUDSTON, May the heavy wind on -Monday morning the resilience of Henry Malkln at Leavllt, about ten miles AGAINST POLES Money Being Lett When Returned Men Given west ot Cardston, -was burned to the ground, and practically all the contents destroyed. The house was a two-storey frame and only a sewing ma- chine and a couple ot oilier pieces of furniture wero saved from tiie downstairs. All the family's clothing, which was and Have Also Forced the Upper Bersitta Mr. Matkin was working in tho fields when tho lira started. There was no Insurance. upstairs, was destroyed. lihuahua. This announcement I Gov rnor Tomas Oameros. who added that 000 troops left Chihuahua Cily Sun ay under orders to huut down the audit chieftain. Air unconfirmed report that .Villa ad ordered American and.other for gn owned mining companies in Chi- uahua to pay him and that e had cut the power line between Bo- uillas and Parral. caused consider- ble concern in Mexican revolutionary ircles here. Yiila, it is said, can ba captured be- ause of his present inability to re- mit a large force. Say Carranza Suicided .MEXICO CITY. May 'arranza committed suicide rather han taken prisoner, according to telegram given out at the hcadquar- ers of Gen. Gonzalea. H purports to have been sent from Cerro Aziil, state if Pucbla, the morning of Thursday; May 20, by Col. liodolfo Herrero, who, previous reporls have stated, was re- sponsible for President death.- How Was He Killed? VEKA CHUZ, May of an autopsy performed on -body ot Vemistiano Carranza failed to agr'ea with the claim of Rodolfil Hcrrero that the president committed suicide rath- er'" man'ho taken captive, it is assort- ed 'in official'quarters Surgeons who conducted 'the antop-' sy, it Is declared, found Carranza had been struck by two rifle bullets, ono ot which penetrated his breast and tho other his abdomen. The bullets en- tered trom In front and It was the con- clusion of those who saw' the body that the president had been assassin- ated. It Is said. Wrong Study Courses U.S. Farmers Are Not Producing; Importation of Food Is Forecasted LONDON, May Russian Soviet forces have occupied a number of vil- lages on the' west bank of the Dnieper from H to 27 miles north, of Kiev, according to an state- menl issued In Moscow yesterday and received here by wireless: ..'Bolshies Crost Bertina WARSAW, May 25. Bolshevik troops have succeeded in crossing tho Upper Berslna in several places and have been driven back across the river ifltb heavy losses, Including moro-than 400 prisoners, according to .an official statement Issued hero. The I enemy Is attacking along the entire northern Polish front, hut have 'been i repulsed everywhere, it Is declared. i Wghtlng continues along- tho whole front. 1 Polish Aims BERNB, May The Polish gov- ornmcnt has just made known that as oon 'as the Polish army has obtained Grievances Against Present Sol- dier He-establishment Are Enumerated May Canadian of the depart- ment ot soldiers', re-establishment vo- cational training given before the special committee on pensions and re- establishment'this morning. Threo witnesses, S. Stalford, Nlchol, Kingston, and Toronto; W. H. Newman, To Jurisdiction Would lie Given Today 0- llorbert Hoover Declares Belter Returns (o Farmers Must Be Insured WASHINGTON, May agricultural production may result to the United Stales becoming depend- kit on overseas food supplies, Herbert foover today declared in a letter to fcpresentaUve Rlclillck, republican, fionlana, selling forlh tho former food iilmlnislrator's views as "to practical heasures to Insuro betler returns to lie farmer for his labor and invest- ment." 'Asserting that present high prices !n commodities sooner or later will loercasp, Mr. Hoover says "this dolla- Son must not begin on the farmer. Shortage in producllon outside tho Inltcd States, wild extravagance and aisuse of.extensive credits for spccu itlon and profiteering and non-essen- jroductlon'Rro contributing factors In tlio present Inflated lie: wrote. When the collapse occurs, lie pre-i ilicted, "intcrmcdlalo dealers will hoj ible to pasa tho greatest portion to] the back of the farmer, no mallor how carefully handled." "The wholo marketing system in many ot our commodities U indirect, expensive, obsolete and in- creases margin tho letter con- tinued. "Our manufacturing industries havo developed out of pace with our agriculture nnd labor is lining drawn in thousands from the farm to the town at wages with ivbJeh the' farmer cannot contend." A commission studying tho wliol's situation, Mr, Hoover declared, "would deal with thesjo things with that same common sense with -which similar com- missions of farmers niel the greater economic problems of tho food admin- istration during tho war with equal consideration for farmer, distributor aud It Was-Expected Judgment As the military objects assigned to it, the m T i. u T> government will declare Itsolt ready TV Wniiirl HP enter into negotiations with the iolshovlki government. The place of meeting will bo designated later. THORNTON NOMINATED WINNIPEG, May H. S. Thornton, minister of education, was he unanimous choice for Ihe constlt- lency of Deloralno In the forthcoming provincial election at a Mberal con- vention at Deloralno Saturday. OTTAWA, May Can- adian supreme court did not render Its decision In the Board of Commerce reference when court re-assembled this morning after the holiday recess. The Quebec list of cases Is being proceeded with and will occupy tho court for a or so. The pending Judgment of the supreme court will define tho Jurisdiction of the Board of Commerce as a profit-fixing tribunal, based on the Intra vires of the Combines and Fair Prices-Act and the Board, of Commerce Act under which the board operates. The supreme .court may not give its judgment until (he end of the present term when judgments arc usually given altogether, U, S.-CANAOA SALMON TREATY WASHINGTON, May treaty between Canada and the United States covering the sockcyc salmon fisheries was signed today by Sccre larf Colby for tho United Slates, Am bar.sador Geddcs for Great Sir Douglas HnzeD toi Canada. BARE LEGS GIVEN OFFICIAL SANCTION WASHINGTON, May 2S. legs and scanty one-piece bathing suits will bo permitted this summer at Chesapeake Beach, tho capital's senshoro resort. Officials today agreed to dis- 't regard as a precedent the pro- 't hlbltory orders Issued at Coney fr Island and Atlantic City hgalnst daring costumes, "It is silly to put the han on ft ff any ot the. giris want to cut ba'ro. they said, "and If the high cost of dressing tho police won't say a word." police won't say If