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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1918 . THE LETHBRIDGE DARY. HERALD P\GE SEVEN Unde Sam Pays-His Debts By H. F. 6aD^BV Tho-^itfericiinH at the'front, moi-e,'con ^mles at the front font stejim to the sakir ploxua Ijjow wlilcli Marshal JFobh (lollvered,J, It not^'�ig|^,-Jijlit atoam to'the bldy?^ 'rwhit^s itmV^, modest than Dietr iiowipfiporn afliome lonllsiG tliat It was tligii' groat prlvi-Jc-eo to lend weight mUw^dlah'5i>'ibi:-WB 'blow, but not to (iG'lrcrr'il." Th'e ifldversary who' Icnockert the,' r]*u^. 'aut wag' Die game bid" ndversaVy*' vKiW 'had lougUt; Wina^idnr �rouutlB''ancF'!fSfe Aim groggy-the Entente-Atha^fuf/Ir say England, France.aud'Ita'Ifc ' ' Tiiifl lact, which does not Ve^siixiiliB' Bhigh courage and the resfihiti inteh-tion o� the Jlnited States ono iota^ 'l^ nicely dlacrlminated In the dlploniatic language which WoaliB ot the "Allied ipowerb ftTi^d .theVUatted Status:" In Bome oases the tJnited States Is ro-iferred to as an "Associated Power." These distinctloAB spell differences which should not be overlooked when the fijture historian ppporHons merit to the vai'ioua sharers .In the war. What file United States did iu this war was to open such a^ioundless re-Bervoir of man-power t^hat Marshal Poch could go forward with coniidence Jncurring.'wastages which >(wuia have iJot been possible If these ea^or, chat- hands had reached the throat-they efl hut^it threatdhod /jnbrovsteam, fijf'r Vny, other blow that^. might be'nbces- '^^n- 1..' i," :.f.J � \ \ ^ It was a matter o|i*flgrofc,.)v|.th eveVy' 'i>kmerican soldier Jtallced to that hla cciuntryvdid not ggt into the war sooner BO that ha himsert coiild have got Into It deeper. What the -Anierlcan soldier wanted above all things was, a fight-to beat up Germanyw-to , In.-; filet onHunland at leaist the saimei measure of havoc France and Bel-glum have suffered-to march to Berlin-to overthrow the fCalaer-to mete Out justice to the pradtlceri) of fright-fulness,-^to choke to death the Kul- tur "that murders. churches, unlversl-.p- ,., >- , . itie^ women and children wltli' equal'^ntil the*1var showed who were the Wto. The American soldier came I fiends of democracy and who not. pver tuned to that pitch and It imist be a bitter disappointment to him moasnrod r>ot by tlio casualties which were ii little over a hundred thousand but l)y tlio avenging spirit ot Its great army which was inflnlto. This spirit of rightoouB anger was quite as. keen in the United States army wh} It is able to place contracts for materials far in ad-yartce of actual requirements, and at better prices than would be possible- for smaller purchaseis. These facts are important in normal times jtheynftle doubly irnportant now. ' The A.iEf ,M. tradcrrnark on a �hoe is a warranty of value based upon thelarge output and greatest biiying'rpower. X -AJjt^Z, :yraT~timm SehcHom offer SpoD Valae - / for Metii MI[omen and Children. Atk your dealer for them. AMES HOLDEN McCR�ADY "shoemakers to the Nation" UMITED inNMIPBG EDMOirrON TANCOUVEiR ^ihis Trade-maric on evary sot� bring no heresy of despotism to their new home. Thus was creafed a debt to Oliver Cromwell, shall we say, which was in as much,-tteed ol' payment as that to Lafayette who was-pardon the impoliteness-a democrat by force of circumstances .and not a militant republican like the great Protector. As a. matter of fact, this debt to Lafayette was very muc^i of an""illu-slon. The French Revolution did not occur until twenty years after the American Revolution and any "tips Monsieur Lafayette; the Girondin, got on freedom, he got from the. United States, who as I said before, got them from Oliver Cromwell and his associates-that is to-say, from England. The debt to use a mixed metaphor,* is on the other foot. It Was France that should have paid the debt to George Washington-by fighting for instance, on the northern side in the Civil War -and not the United States that should have paid thfe debt to Lafayette. Not fliat the debt to' Lafayette wasn't worth paying! But therfe was another predltor, nearer akin, who had stronger claims, No'w, that the" yrHr has opened the minds of teti inillioii'Ame^ricans overseas and'co'uritlisss'iSinpricahs at home to these forgotten!7M'cts, the debt to . Lafayette sehsibly-dwindles anA" the j del^t to Oliver Cromwell bulks larger,! as it should. Th6";,debt to Lafayette had the/good fortune to retain Its 1 identity while thfe debt to Oliver Crom-' well had the-bad luck to disappear in the hodge-podge of''European hatreds that went into Uncle Sam's melting pot. Fro.mthat melting pot, somehow , or bther'ias emerked thlr'bld Anglo- i Saxon spirit'of freedpm,:-