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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THt LtTHBRIDGE HERALD Snlurday, November 11, 1972 A half century ago all was not quiet on the western front The following First World V.'ar news reports were I a ken from editions of The Lelh- bridge Daily Herald. BELLEVUE MAN 1319 BELLEVUE, April 17 The first prisoner of war to reach Bellevue from Germany arrived this week, in the per- son of Pte. Joe McLean. He spent some Ihree years o oner under the Germans, but looks very well after lu's expe- rience. He was met at the sta- tion by his wife and a large number of friends. SOLDIEH LAND 191S OTTAWA, March 3 No commissions will be paid on the purchase of land for soldier settlement, according to a statement made by W. J. Black, chairman of the soldier settle- ment board. The land will be purchased direct from the own- ers and commission men will not be considered. It is the purpose of the board, Mr. Black states, to give the settler the benefit of every method that can be employed to save him money. Land will be appraised according to its real value, and it is that value that the soldier will have to pay and no more. A BETTER ARMY 1919 LONDON', March 3 The regular military establish- ment of Great Britain never could, nor ought to fall to the low scale of 1914 as it was not known what other powers were going to do, Winston Spencer CbizrchlU, secretary I0r war, declared In the house of com- mons. Col. Churchill was intro- ducing the army estimates lor the coming year. CASUALTIES 1DM OTTAWA, MARCH 13-i Paicnaude, Hugh Pcdlcy, Ar- thur Plant, John Puaslow, Mel- ville Tenbrockc, Oliver Travers, Harold Wood, James Whittle. DONATIONS 1'JIS MAGRATII. Jan. 5 been subscribed. The Instru- ments are shortly to be order- ed. Jim Bell is back from France to stay. The military au- thorities wanted him to train recruits but he refused. The following casualties were, The Halifax relief committee issued today: acknowledge wilh thanks dona- Inlanlry Killed in action: Lieut. II. S. Bannister, Edmon- ton; J. J. Carroll, Victoria; F. King, Memtt, B.C.; Capt. W. N. McLean, M. C., Vancouver. Artillery W. L. Hnney, Tal- bot, Alta. MASSACRE 1913 SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 21 hundred Christians were massacred by Turkish troops yc-starday in the village of Konamino, according to dis- patches received by the Bul- garian government today. Sim- ilai massacres and other atroc- ities are reported throughout the Tchalalja district, a large portion of which has been left unprotected by the partial with- drawal of the Bulgarian troops. DECORATIONS 1918 LONDON, Jan. 2 Addi- tional honors to Canadians have been granted as follows: MILITARY CROSS: In- fantry: Majors, James Bates, Harry Clifton, Harold Mould, George Nicholson, Arthur Plow, Frank Scruton. Captains Frank Brown, Rich- ard Brough, Stanley Cunning- ham, Robert Dunlop, Eric Fin- ley. Richard Goodliff, M e 1 v i n Graham, Eric Haldenby, Edwin Hill, George Hodgins, Ernest Lawrence, Robt. Macdonald, John Miller, Thos. Keller, Leo BILL'S GULF SERVICE GARAGE AUCTION SALE CORNER of MAIN STREET and 20th STREET COALDALE, ALBERTA Monday, Nov. 13th p.m. Having been favoured with from the ownari of Bill's Gulf Service who ii closing his business. We will offer for sale Ihe following garaga equipment and supplies as listed below subject to additions, deletions, errors or minor changes as you may find them tha day of the sale. the day of the iali, with settlement in full before removal from the Radiator pressure cap tester; culler arid flare unit; compression tester; fuel pump teslerj 2-Timing lights; leller punch sel; 1-National coarse 7 piece tap and die set !i to puller; 1 Sno fog fire extinguisher; Pyrene fire Grease gun; gun attachments; gunj tet of SK tools socket set; lifter; 3-Pipe wrenches; -10 ft of nir heoler; 2_Trouble lights) Quantity of car rims; Quantity of good used lires; Mechanics tool carriers on wheels; 1 Wooden chain hoist stand; chains; hoist one Hand tiro breaker; 12 volt baltery charger; An torn o lie balfery filler; spark plug leslerj expander; 1 tire expander for belted tires; grip model JO lire srudder; bomb sight wheel balancer; grinder; No. 6 bench visei lorch; trailer hilch; 1_ Bench; die sel; No. 2A rigid heavy duty pipe cutter; box? volt Gulf batteries volt Gulf batlery 1 tester; !i" drill; and tube water lank lesler; pitchers (1 gal., 2 qfs. andt 1 bearing packer; case. pop cooler) on armoiure tester; cross tire wrench; reamer IE I (expansion and 2-Sledge hammers; wrench; Quantily oF lire tools) and Decker valve seal driver; Mate Vi" drill; and Decker heavy di ty driver; 1 Impackt wrench; leaf wrench set; 1_ wrench set; floor jack; erj air lira changer with all jack; 1 Stand for W drill and saw) jacks; jacks; Quantity of heater hose and air Quantily of Gulf oil 10, 20 and 30 wt; Quantify of fan belts; Quantity of fuel, oil and gas fillers; Quantity of brake fluid; Quanlily of gaa line Quantity of 5.T.P.; Quantity oF baltery cables; Quantily of wrenches, pliers, hammers, crescent AND MANY MORE TOOLS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION OFFICE EQUIPMENT cheque writer; electric fan; tional cash registers; Rand adding machine; cabinet with 2 small drawers and 2 large drawers and safe and storage drawer; and chair; ion protector safe electnc radio; 1 electric clock. SALE CONDUCTED BY HANDLEY AUCTION t ENTERPRISES LTD. BOX 105, COALDALE, ALBERTA "Sorving the South by Word of Mouth" For further information Phono 345.3534, or Ihe Owntr AUCTIONEERS: ROGER HANDLEY FRED BURTON LES HANDlfY Lie. No. 010121 No. 005615 Lie. No. 010110 lions from the following Ma- pralh people: Len Hnrkcr, W. Sabcy, Wm. Ririe ?5, S. Ackroyd Cyrus Coleman 55 DIIAFTEES REPORT 1918 CALGARY, Jan. 3 The first bunch of the drafted men under Ihe military service act turned up at Victoria Park bar- racks this morning in fine slyle. For the most part they crowded into the orderly room wilh a smile as sunny as the weather. Only here and there was there any appearance of a sore- head, but as the morning wore on these few individuals grad- ually joined in with the others in the general good humor that prevailed. Taken altogether they were z very excellent class of men, and come up to every expectation of Lieut. Col. P. A. Moore, the commanding officer of Ihe first depot battalion. SHARP ENCOUNTERS 1918 CANADIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Mar. 30 Before the great battle began two enemy attempts were made to raid our lines. At one point an enemy party was "sent over to see If our front line was occupied." It was chal- lenged by one of our bombing patrols. The enemy attacked the post. In the fighting which followed the Boche was driven out of our trenches by rifle fire and pursued by a Canadian bombing squad. Two prisoners were captured and numerous casualties inflicted on the Hun: Oui casualties were nil. JOINS UP 1918 MAGRATII, March 30 Rae Anderson left on Tuesday for Calgary, where he will don the khaki. Mr. Anderson has lived here for a number of years with his parents, his fa- ther owning a large farm rear here. RUSS. CRUISER SUNK 1918 LONDON, March 29 The sinking by a mine in the harbor at Reval on the Gulf of Finland of the Russian Cruiser Admiral Makaroff is reported in a Petrograd dispatch to Co- penhagen as forwarded from that point by the Exchange Telegraph Company. TO ACCEPT AID PETROGRAD, Mar. 29 (By the Associated Press) M. Lunacharsky, minister of edu- cation, expresses his opinion that while an alliance with Am- erica Ls impossible, Russia is willing to accept American as- sistance in the form of loans and arms in view of the fact that Germany is the common enemy. KILLED AT FRONT 1915 FERNIE, Dec. B The name of Capt. H. S. Monkman appearing in Saturday's casu- alty list as being killed, has cast a gloom over his many friends here. Captain Monkman was, for a long time, a resident of Fernie, being engaged in the drug business. Before graduat- ing from a medical college, he has received a military train- ing, and went to-the front in the fighting line, saying he had received his training as such and refusing a commission as a surgeon when tendered him. No more popular young man ever lived here and he leaves behind him an enviable record as a clean, Christian liver and a thorough businessman. RETURN FROM FRONT 1918 LOMOND, Feb. 3 The band committee has been duly ippointed and a large sum has WHY BE FAT FOR CHRISTMAS! be THINNER and SAVE MONEY too WATCHERS GIVES YOU THIS GIFT PRE-XMAS SPECIAL 1 SAVE ON ENROLLMENT FEE (Coupon Redeemable I Only Toward Initial Enrollment Fee. WATCHERS. Nol Acceptable Toward Weekly Class Fee. COUPON EXPIRES NOV. 1BIH, 1972 CLIP AND PRESENT AT NEAREST CLASS ST. AUGUSTINE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH 11 Slrenl i Avenue, S. Tucidayi p.m. p.m. CARDSTON UNITED CHURCH p.m. CARDSTON, ALBERTA TABER CIVIC CENTRE Thursday! 7'30 p.m. TAOER, ALBERTA Call Zenith 06124 (Toll Free) UETUHNED SOLDIER 1918 HIGH RIVEIt, Feb. Gordan Hanna enlisted and who was in business here has arrived at his home in High River. He is unlit (or future ter- POT-LUCK By D'ARCY RICKARD Pot-luck is really going back into the files to- day. It being Remembrance Day, we'd like tn re- member "The Boys of the 39th." So here it is, from the yellow pages of yester- year, "The Boys of the 39th." All honor to the 39th, As they parade through town, They make one feel like joining up, But twice I've been turned down. Take Vernon Redmond first of all, Why he's a peach with lots of gall, And second in line comes Davidson, tall, My word! he'll make the Huns feel small. The next in line is Jack Barklay, Who is always ready for any fray, He's slow but never mind, He'll show the Huns where they're behind. The next one noticed in the pack, Is one of our bank R. Jack, Oh yes! Sid Harris is all there too, To show the Germans what he can do; And I must not omit our gallant Geo. Blunt, Who is always improving the other guy's stunt, He's our signal instructor you need never fear. He knows the whole works from back up to beer. Another one noticed as they pass by Is Dudley Cocq with the "come hither And Harold Hamilton of course, In whom the boys all find resource. Well, talk about fine leaders, just let me see, There's Lieut. Filmer agile as can be, Major Stafford, Finley and oh, I forgot To mention the Sergeants, the pick of the lot. Yes, indeed, there's another I know used to batch, He's so mind, it is Norman Sandbach, But where is our drummer boy, Irish Fred Kane, Of his cute little kettle drum, begorra, he's vain. And yet as they pass I'd just love to poke My straight-backed pal, F. G. Holyoak; And still they keep coining, the next Ted Pittard, Who I'm afraid finds at Kingston the work rather hard. However, my comrades, I cannot go on, Without saying a word for my friend Lothion, Who is training at Kingston to make his clothes fit, And on his return we'll find he's just it. And then there's old dreamy at the YMCA Who falls o'er the wooden horse most every day, And Bombardier .Backus as tight as a clam, Thinks he's a Kitchener or at least Col. Sam. The next one is Moorehead our Battery S.M. Who is always a working and drilling his men, He's a scrapper and runner with lots of good vim, And God help the Huns on his way to Berlin. My friend porky Van Horn, a most solid man, Has his wee doch an doris whenever he can, And old Harry Low who cleans out the room Is always right there on the end of the broom; And then there's Sam Irwin with the sandy moustache Stuck out on his lip like a bicycle patch. In No. 4 Sub there is one they call Dell, Oh Lord help his feet if his moustache ever fell, There's the three brother Masons, you surely know Mutt, Who'll rival O'Leary when using his butt. Charlie Chaplin was saying he wouldn't complain If they'd only permit him to carry a cane, He's quite willing to cast off his hard hat and tie, But to swank was his aim when he donned the Khaki. Private Matthews will sure have to alter his gait, For lately he said to his old friend and mate, It's so hard to keep step with the men by my side. The rests all so oh dear my stride. Earl Morris was saying he'd rather prefer A helmet made so as to show his red hair, And seeing I've just spoke to Jimmy McMaster, I feel sure his putties are stuck on with plaster. Private Lindsay is so disappointed these days, He can't understand the government's ways, At first to his job there sure was some class, But now he is tripping it out with the mass. Freddy Downer no doubt is there with the crowd, Corporal Johnstone also who comes from Macleocl, And says this here place is the limit for dust, If it don't soon stop blowing he'll dry up or bust. Dear me! There's another you all will agree, Why it's Wilhelm A. Marnoch, as cute as can be. And although on the Kaiser he's no relation He talks about him wi'li lamentation. Oh! Just one more private before I conclude, But of course you all know T. A. Underwood, And Frank, what's his name, from the Empire Club When facing the Germans will raise a hub-hub. Bobbie Fairbrolhcr is generally feeling so gay, But yesterday he held our attention lo say, That this here parading so tires his feet, And he feels so of late, that by jove, ho can't eat. Jack Lombard and Sncll are both looking aged, Since they started to drill and vacated the cage, But they'll learn that thro' time Ihe best thing to do Is to honor thn (icrniiin whenever he's due. Whatever limn the rail may come These hoys will make things round CX here hum, And boldly lo Ihe depot file With a stop nnd a broadened smile Taking Ilioir ndvcnlures nil in nil. They'll feel quilc with Snmuol Paul. by B sub. December 11, 1915. vice, he having been badly gas- sed. IN HOSPITAL 1911 LOMOND, Feb. 3 Jim Slack of the Royal Flying Corps has been In the hospital again with tonsllitls and la grippe. He is expected home soon on leave. GREATER EFFORT 1918 MAGRATH. Fob. 10 A good crowd of people was present at the Red -Cross meet- ing held in the town hall on Friday night. President R. W. Bradshaw presided and many important matters were dis- cussed. The lirst matter of great importance was the bast way to get members for the Red Cross. This was discussed and .at last decided that a committee be ap- pointed to visit every family in the district and try and get ev- ery member to join- the Red Cross society. On payment' of the money for membersliip the people will be presented with a paper flag about 12 by 6 inches, white background with a Red Cross on. A small Red Cross will be posted on the flag for every member of the family who joins the Red 491 ARTICLES 1918 BARONS, March 2d Report of the Barons branch of the Red Cross Society since Oc- tober, 1917, for the present year is as follows: Officers President, Mrs. Mrs. D. E. Kennedy; first vice- president, Mrs. Jas. Blackwood; second vice-president, Mr. H. Murray. Secretary treasurer, Mrs. A. C. Freeman. Since October the society has sent out three shipments of the following: 91 towels, 23 pair socks, 35 nurses' sleeves, 51 Tri. band- ages, 57 pillow cases, 11 nurses' aprons, 47 handkerchiefs, 10 surgical caps, 49 kit bags, 31 B. P. covers, 21 suits pyjam 13 wringers, 47 many Canada, which were hatch- bandages, 5 day shirts a in San Francisco, and ad- lai ot 493 that he accepted the MEMORIAL SERVICE 1918 COALHUHST, Jan. 4 A memorial service was held Sunday evening in the Presbyterian church for the 10 men from this district who were killed in action or who died from Baron Von IMnkcn to carry out the Canadian end of the plots, but the claim that he acted the role of double traitor and gave the Information to the CPR is by Johannes Von Koolbergen, alias Von Montford, who now wounds. In his sermon the pastor spoke of the sacrifice of these lads and its lessons and urged that those who must stay In the provincial gaol at Lclhbrldge serving a sentence of one year on a charge of forgery from Calgary. home catch the spirit of LOSS fine LONDON. Dec. 23 Trie BRAVE DEEDS 1D1D LONDON, March 1 The following particulars are available of the deeds for which the officers named received the bar to the DSO. Lieut. Col. John McDonald, third brigade artillery. He re-connoiered positions for his bal-teries under heavy shell and machine gun fire and set a splendid example by his personal disregard of danger of determination to push Japanese liner Yaeaka Mani, previously reported to have been sunk in the eastern Mediterranean Tuesday by a submarine while the steamer was on her way from London to Japan, with 120 passengers and a crew of 120 aboard, was sent to the bottom without warning, according to the report received from Port Said, from agents of the owners. All of those on board the ship, Including one American passen-Rer, W. J. Leigh, were saved. KOOLBTSTIGEN IN nationality of the subma- 1913 Confession of the is not mentioned by the istence of gigantic and previous reports 're- plots to destroy American to the sinking of the ship merce and also to blow up done by either an Austrian the bridges on the CPR German submarine. nleredith INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR -IT IS OUR ONLY Phone CONN VAN HORNE 7lh JACK WARBURTON Before you buy test the top 3! See what the 73 Scorpion's got... See for yourself who's Number One! Only Scorpion Stinger dares to make this challenge. Be- cause only Scorpion offers these engineering advances for 1973: "Para-Rail" suspension. Combines Ihe best features of both slide rails and bogeys. "Power-Thrust" clutch. Delivers more of the en- gine's power to the track than any consumer clutch known. "Power-Bile" track. All- ooly track grips the snow better for more get-up- and-go. 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