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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATUHDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1910 THE HKtUU) PACK SEVEN THE PROBLEM OF THE SOLDIER AND GOOD FARMING (By G. R. Mnrnoeh, president Board of Trade, Lethbrldge, In the Financial Post) There are no royal roads hack to the land. You celt tors who Hvo near tho Ontario and Quobec farmers know Hint there In no royal road to fnl farming around your district. Rut tho public miiul is obsessed by the idea that there are royal roads to fanning hi regions "where farming has not been practised so long as It has been by farmers In tho sutiled parts of Ontario. Out in the romantic west it is thoncht, even by many poonle who live there, you have but to lot tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor and their particular niiarter section look sit each otlwr and the farmer and tho farm are mado to order, la there any other bnsinesB under the sun that has n road to it.? If so. that Is the business that the man who wants merely a change of occuoation. should take up. "To plow and to sow, to reap and mow" is not by, any means the be-all and end-ail of a farmer's life, for he has to understand 'live Block, ho has to have a knowledge of business, and ho has to plow and sow before he can reap and mow, and all of these operations must be pronerly carried out, and with due regard to the Boil and the climate; and if they are not, the would-be farmer suffers, the land Buffers, and his neighbor and, Iii3 neighbor's land suffers too. We are all very much concerned just now about the welfare of the re- turned Many wise and well- meaning people are allowing their Judgment to run away with them on a line of reasoning something Hke this: Our brave citizens who have left their vocations and gone to, the front are living an open-air life. This will unsettle them for their ordinary business on their return. Panning is nn open-air life. Canada has vacant land which can be farmed. Therefor, let us provide these men with land, and they will be farmers. It sounds so easy and so helpful; but there is the same fallacy in it that bothered the two Cockney youngsters who went to Epping Forest with one the day- in-the-country excursions from tho east end of London. "Let's go gather niufllirooinfi, "Ai'ry." "Yes, aayw Bill. "I'm a beggar to climb." The "Ready Made" Delusion H has been proposed to lay out, it not u royal road, yet an ossy road, to farming, by preparing a number of ready-made farms and supplying UIOBO with buildings a simple nature. In fact, tho Cunadinn Pacific railway in now breaking' up land for 25 such farms on their irrigable land near LethbHdge. The farms are to be of eighty acres each, and tho intention Is to establish a considerable acreage on each farm in nlfnlfa. These farms will thus be as nearly foul-proof as n western farm can be made; to plow and sow alfalfa, provided or course it is properly done, as this will be, re- quires but to be followed by the appli- cation of tho irrigation water, and tho harvesting of the two or three crops per season is not difficult to nccom- nlinli. If the soldier-applicants tor' the purchase of these farms on long. terms of" payment are carefully select-' from among men who have had previous experience with live stock, and they allow themselves to be guided by a manager on a central farm, they may, if they have a small amount 6f capital to start with, have a very fair chance to make homes for themselves on tlie land, But to sup- pose that any "great number of our returned soldiers can be easily pro- vided with farms, and so with a wave of the magic wand, made Into farm-, era, Is only to delude ourselves, j A "Ready Made" Solution Is there In all this heart-search' ing on our part in regard in our duty; to the returned soldier, another aspect of the royal road problem? Are we not just anxious to be able to see the roya! road to a ready-made answer for a very large demand that can be met after all only by the in- dividual efforts of all of our business jmen? Ready-made farms will answer the demand for only a very, very small percentage of> the returned soldiers. Another ready-made answer Is pro- posed In the transcontinental highway idea. It doesn't sound very practical, let alone practicable. The line of rea- soning here seems to be again the soldier, the open-air life, roadmaklng Feeling Fine Thank You! IUEM IT'S BECAUSE I TKKE ABBEY'S IfFERVESCEKT SHU MOI1NIM1I 'I was never so well In mjr lite M I have been since raking n morning of Abbey's Effervescent Salt. It keeps me in perfect health Abbey's Kflcrvescent Salt in a tumbler of worm water morning will just about make a new person out of anyone (CONTINtfKD FIIOM KlIBNT J50.00, City Cnrtairn Co. 521.00, Mm. K. Lor- !.'o. JliO.OO, M. S. McKInuon muo 124.00, W. P. N John L'orant 26c, William Byron Tliuinuu Mnrlln U DaiHO Mrn. Hood 25c, Mrs. F. McNoll Mrs. S. Tumor Turner ami Wltrlioll .Mrs. [lUBlyniall 250, William Brown Sli.OU, E. Hold .Mrs. I'nlnncll 2Dc. IF YOU'RE A BIT NERVOUS, or nin-down, take Abbey's ViU Tablet." 50c. ii box. Efft vesc W. Manning 51.00, .Mrs. Campbell ?1.00, Miss Vaselonak SL'.no, A. Klo- pBCil BOc. Stove NoBrcy'SlM.OO, 0. It. Gurr ?2.00, Covit! Quong Lee Yuen Koe Si.on. Wall Chung L'ang Wing Wall Ching Sam Yick 50c, Wing filling 60c. Sam 5102.00, LctlilirlilKO Hold nliifr fTd.Oii. ll.filhljrMse Held 575.0D, W. Khmii U. Primrose Jl.llll, llnali Snilt Mrs. P. Koonoy H. rrost Jlii.OO, Itov. llukcr ?r'.00, A. .Mcl.'ul. lough S20.00, Percy JIUO.OO, Mrs. U. II. Harmon jr.on.oo. J. A. CiimmlnyH (Strong and Duwler) W. I.. Wilson ?T.7fj. Mrs. .1. W. Wood S3.I10. Allwood IIOBjillal staff Alexandra Hu- Col staff City Sncoilil Hand Store ?36.00. .Mrs. lionl'aclinl JI2.UO, Juntos Alnl JL'J.OC. W. 0. Croni: JIL', IA Uonnell Sash tory employees SIL'.OO. London. Nov. by For sale druggists. Sing f.Oc, Li'ig Chow B. u. j the Daily Chronicle. Lord Ciifo Lolhbridyc Cafe .1 no.1 declared Sir Ham Hughes' statements Marnoch A. M. Grace S1GO.GO, in his Toronto speech would not re- ccive tlie support of two pur cent, of tho Canadian officers and imm on this side. Lord ShiiuslUK'SKy described Sir iin song" For sick headaches, pain after and chronic constipation J. is an open-air life, Canada needs good sett Nicol 160.00, A. G. Baalim J. Harris El G. Uossiter Plunkott Savage ailifi.Od, R. S.'Ills- j Sam'a statement as the Parsons Un-1 of the retiring minister. roads, therefor let the soldier make- Sta'f J not ordinary cross-roads, to connect aon Co. Bank otCmnmerco with our three transcontinental rail- Staff J S Smith SBIMIO Hud- ways and their branches, and so en- son's Hay Athletic Association able farmers to get their produce Goo. Hamilton A b Ueesor readily to market; oh, no, not that-a M. Freeman, Miss K. Lethbridge Churches PRESBYTERIAN Knox Church Corner 4th Ave. and 8th Street S. Rev. Capt. A. H. Denoon, Pastor Rev. W. F. Burns, Acting Pastor. Regular services at 11 _a.m. and 7-30 p.m. 10 a.m.: Boys Department. 'l2.30 a.m.: Big Sisters anil Big Broth- ers. 300 p.m.: Other Departments of Sun- day School and Adult Bible Class. 4 p.m.: Chinese Class. Morning Anthem "Incline Thine Himmei. Evening Anthem, "Nearer Jly God to Adam. LATTER DAY SAINTS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Ave. and 12th St S. Sunday a.m.. Sacrament p.m. Primary 3 p.m. Relief 2 p.m. Visitors Always Welcome Blihop Geo. VV. Green, 1016 2nd Ave. South. Phone 1493 Sfc Andrew's Church Rev. Wm. McNichol, M.ft., Pastor Manse 707 13th Street N. Regular Services at 11 a.m.-7.30 p.m. Junior Sunday School at 2 p.m. Senior Sunday School at 3.15 p.m. Trinity Church, Hardieville Leilie Boyd, B.A., Minister. 2.30 p.m.: Sabbath School, 7.30 p.m.: Church Service. ANGLICAN St. Cyprian's Church Cor. 11tn Strwt 5th Ave. South. Htv. Canon W. V. McMIMen. B.A., Rector a. m. Sunday School and Bible Claseel, 3 p.m. EVENSONG 7.SO p.m. Holy and 3rd Sun- days at 8.30; 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a.m. Sundays at 4 p.m. :BAPTIST First Baptist Church Cor. 3rd Ave. and 9th St. S. Rev. C. Baker, Pastor 11 a.m.- Subject: "The Cost of Intrus- ion; The Lesson of An Old Testa- ment Story." Sunday School at 12 a.m. Midweek-Services: Wednesday at 8.00 o'clock. 7.30 Subject: "Patriotism and Chris- tianity." At the evening service the postpon- ed programme last Sunday evening will be carried out. This service will be of a patriotic nature at which' Mr. Baker will give an address in the re- lationship of patriotism to Christian- ity; its affinity, its distinction, etc. The address is based upon one of the moat fascinating of New Testa- ment'incidents which affords splendid suggestion of'real patriotic action and interest. Come and enjoy this service with us. METHODIST Wesley Church Rev. G. H. Cobbledick, Pastor Parsonaae 320 11th St. S. Phone 404 11 a.m.: "The Conquering Christ." Quarterly Communion service and reception. S p.m.: Bible School and Adult Classes 7.30 p.m.: "A Tragic Fall and a Won- derful Recovery." for Thy Tender Mercies' Vickcrs; "Rejoice in the Lord Purcell; "O Eyes That.Are Brockett; Solo, Mrs. C. Hughes. Westminster Church Rev. J. B. Francis. Pastor 10 a.m.: Children's Class Meeting. 11 a.m. Topic: "The Other Man's Load." 4.16; Mass Meeting of Men. Speaker Evangelist Barton. Subject "The Man of the Hour." Chairman, Rev. Clias. Baker, 1st Baptist church. Soloist, Mr. Geo. Kilner. 7.15: Song Service. 7 so Cannot KIM." Evangelist Barton will preach morn- und evening. PENTECOSTAL Pentecostal Mission Fifth Ave. N., Baptist Church a.m., remembering tho Lord's Evening, 7.30, Gos- pel meeting. 10 a.m.: Sunday School. p.m., Prayer and the Wocd. p.m., 'Special waiting upon Odd for the Daptlsm of the Holy Ohost. A HBAHTV WELCOME TO ALL, BELIEVERS Burgman'l Hall, 418 13th St. North. Believers assemble on the Lord's Day for the Breaking of Bread at 11 a.m.. Sunday School at 3 p.m. Gospel Preaching at 7.30 p.m. Bible Reading, Wednesday, 7.45 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE first Church of Christ Scientist Hull Block, 7th Street 5. Sunday Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Evening, Testimony meet- ing at 8 p.m. READ1KO fiOOM OPEN TO ALL. Christian Church 10.30: Sunday School followed by Communion'Service. C.30: Christian Endeavor. Everybody welcome. SALVATION ARMY Services Held at the Citadel, Oth St, a.m., Holiness Meeting; 3 p.m. Praise Meeting and 7.30 Sal- vatlon Meeting. Week 8, p.m., Pub- lic Meeting. Thursday, 8 p.m. Salvation Meeting; Citadel band In attendance. Saturday, 8 p.m., free and easy meeting. Everybody Welcome CHKISTADELPHIANS Meet In the Mftose Hall, ttiginbotnam Block, Entrance 5th St. and 2nd Avenue South p.m.i Bible Class. to commemorate ttio Lord's Death and at p.m., to pro- claim the plad tidings of 'the King- dom of God; Subject: "Will Christ Return Again to the Earth? If So, What For? All fret No Colltctton highway across the Dominion, which Virtue Miss A. Bakos will traverse tlie barren wilds Nor- Consumers Hardware Co. and staff today. them Ontario, and-other places. We should then have two royal road answers to-that part of our consciences that troubles us about the returned can go ready-made farm- ing, or he can go make a transcontin- ental road. Bui we cannot get rid of our enormous responsibilities this easily. The Broader Problem All of the men who hare Been life the front, and who return to Canada will be the same men who went away; they will still be bricklayers, clerks, miners, pro- cers, machinists, carpenters, agita- tors, lumberjacks, farmers, bankers and navies, as far as their working at- tainments are concerned; the differ- ences will He in their outlook on life, and in the quality of their thinking. The same quality of courage that took a man to tlie front and sustained him there may not help him in that other kind of courage that lie will want on his return to enable him to take up his dally avocation, If it is available or to otherwise fit himself to take his part as a citizen. The time that will necessarily be taken, up in the demobilization and re- patriation of the soldiers will provide opportunities for adjustment by our business men to make such alteration in their methods as will enable them to switch from war orders for muni- tions, clothing and equipment, to do- mestic lines of. manufacture; and a testing time for their courage and Initiative will then present itself. The outlook for agriculture after the war, particularly in the west, is obscure. Live stock prices seem like- ly to remain high, but wheat and other grains will certainly suffer a big drop in price. The suggestion that the moat practical way back to the land for such of cur soldiers as want to go (here, is to take employment with an established farmer, opens out many other points for far- mer's willingness to hire him; hia ability to house him, and so on. And, as far a3 agriculture in the west is concerned there are many questions as to how to connect the fanner and the helper so that the farmer will re- ceive the help, and the beginner will get experience and renumcration that are certainly not easy of solution. Sam la Jovial London, Ont.f Nov. Sum J Hughes, M.P., arrived here Friday, He j was mot by ;i large number of friends, lie returned ining to prc- ent the colors to the 207th Battalion He was in a jovial mood. to the capital in Hie ev All MftlES IN BQ FKOSE FRONT PAGE) Ogilvie's ROYAL HOUSEHOLD Flour and Health One of life's greatest joys is to gee your children with healthy appetites. Flour la the greatest life- giving food "we eat. One pound of good Hour gives the same amount of nutriment 113 one anil a quarter pounds of eggs, or four pounds of ftsli, or nearly one pound of look at the difference in cost. GOOD FLOUR IS THE MOST ECONOMICAL FOOD YOU CAN BUY Royal Household IS CANADA'S BEST FLOUR TOOK YOUR LIPS The smarting of chapped jjj or wind-cracked lips is hard to bear. Also, they are an unsightly inconvenience you can well avoid. Use Lypsyl. It's a soothing, healing toilet dainty that keeps the lips rosy, full colored and a-bloom with health. pretty, fluted nickle it about in purse or pocket. At all druggists. the Lips, one of tlie family of Yinolia Toilet Preparations. Made in Kngland and in Canada by VJHOLIK COMPSHY LIMITED Soap Makers to fits, tbe London Paris Toronto Great Social Service Congress TO BE HELD IN Calgary November 23rd and 24th PROMINENT MEN WILL SPEAK ON IMPORTANT THINGS. DELEGATES ARE EXPECTED FROM ALL PARTS OF ALBERTA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION COMMUNICATE WITH MR. P. R. BRECKEN, Y. M. C. A., CALGARY, ALTA. WESTERN MERCANTILE CO., SAM SADOWSKI, PROP. DISTRIBUTOR IN LETHBRIDGE Wording of notices varies in differ; ent sections of .Belgium and northern France. One notice posted in north- ern France gives assurance that the men will not be employed under con- tinuous fire. The Antwerp order no- tified students to bring their books and musicians to bring their instru- ments. The authorities promise men. good wages, and liberty to remit mon- ey from Germany to their families, in Belgium. All of them are offered op- portunity to sign a voluntarily agree- ment to work. They are .informed, It was stated, that if they refuse to sign they will be treai.eu uui, 'vir- tually all decline to do so. Discuss Reprisals Paris, via London, Nov. mobilization of the civil population of Belgium and Poland is to bring a swift reply from the allies. From Informa- tion obtained in official circles, it is learned the allies council, which as- sembled here, discussed what was to be adopted as a counter-strike to the German effort. This will be two fold. First, military, and secondly, econo- mic. Premier Asqulth conferred with M. Briand on the diplomatic situation, Last Will and Testament The most important document a person of large or small means must prepare. Leaving a will saves confusion, costs and' delay in the administration of one's estate. Ask for our booklet "A Talk About Your Will." British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843. CONYBEARE BLOCK LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Views "We have just received a shipment of Photo- graph Views of the mountains. You will want sonic for yourself and send some to your iriends. Robertson's Book Store OLD EENTLEY STAND SCOTCH LOVE HAREBELL Delicate. Mountain Flower That Dodges the the harebell. When the flower buds appear on the slender stalks they stand up erect the Rain. hike drum majors. "'But if the. bles- Each time you are caugh.out in tho SOIIIB were" to open in the same posi- rain without an umbrella recall the tion they would become tiny cisterns Lloyd Albert Thomas dis- example of preparedness furnished to catch the raindrops. Thus the cussed the munitions question, and by this flower of the mountains. It flower would expose itself to death by the chiefs of the allied armies are defies the cold blast on the high cliff, drowning, daily debating.the military situation, and the sweeping winds of the pla- Economic measures haye teau. As for rain, the delicate blos- No such fate awaits the little blue beauties, however. When the petals BLACK-WHITE-TAN KEEP YOUR SHOES NEAT Doctor Tells How to Strengthen Eyesight 50 per cent In One f ____ w vwt 5 i imem inuny dCMtlUlilli: wvaauica outlined and probably an identical soms display more wisdom in guard- open the bldssom droops its head, not program will be adopted by each allied ing against It than do some humans. from a feeling of modesty, but to government. i Every Scotsman knows and loves avoid the rain. A Prtieriptlon You Can Havi Filled and Uie it Philadelphia, you glasses? Are you a victim of eye strain or other eye weaknesses? If so, you wlli be glad to know that according to Dr. Lewis there la real hope for you. Many whose eyes wore failing say they have had their eyes reutored through the principle of this wonder- fu! free praicription. One man snya, after trying it: "I was almost blind; could not see to read at all. Now I can read eTorythlng without any flasisi end iny ayes do not water any more At: night they would pain dreadfully; j now they feel fine ail the time. It wai: llko a miracla to me." A lady who od It atiys: "Tlie atnioaphero aeemed with..or. without giaaies, but after using this prescription for (If-' teen days everything aeeras clear. I j can even road fine print without; It Is believed that thousands ho woar glasses can new discard thorn In a reasonable time and multi- tudes more will be able to strengthen thair eyes so as to be spared the trouble and expense of ever setting glasses. Eye troubled of uiaay descrlp-. tions may be wonderfully beaefltted by following the simple rulei. Here the prescription: Go to any active drug store and get R bottie of .Bon- Opto tablets. Drop one Bon-Opto tab- let into a fourth of a ghua of'water and allow it to dissolve. With tbl> liquid bathe the eyes two to four (jiaei daily. You should notice your eyes clear up perceptibly right from the start and inflammation will quick- ly disappear. If your eyes are Ing you, a little, take steps to save them now before It ta too lato. Many hopelessly blind might been saved if they bad cared for their IB Ume. Note: Another prominent physician to whom the above article was sub: mlttod, flftld: "Bou-Opto IB a very re- markable remedy. Its constituent In- gradlebta art Woii known to enuusat eye specialists and widely by them. The manufacturer's It to strengthen eyealght 50 p.cV.In one week's time in many 01 refund the money. It can be obtained from nny good druggist and is one of the very few preparations I should be kept- on hand for regular use in almost every IU4 Cross Drug A Book Company, UAJ sells ;