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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta riilfiAY OCTODER THE LKTHnninc.E DAILY HERALD. PXGB BAD WM FOR Exhibits Fell Short Bui Attend- ance Goodo-Looking Over the Irrigation Systems CRESTOX. 11C., Oet." ftcalber prevailed 01; Friday and Sat urday last. Creston's two fall fair ilaya. and ai ft this year's ex lilbltlun Ml short of the ]91S elandard In the mailer of eihlbiLs, though attendance receipts wercral least BO Jier cent !u excess of a year ago. The dry year we have Lad accounted for A iLotlccablc falling off of tho show ot roots' and vegetables. In Hie base- ball tournament Crestoii teal Port hill, but were downed by Wyellffe. who were awarded the J50 puree bung up for tbe ball tournament. In the neighborhood of 50 Nelson business men were Lore on Saturday and Sunday lo sea the fair and to In- spect Kootcnay flats and Ihe Boldter soUloiucat at Lister. The visitors v.-cre gueELs of the CresLon Doard of Trado on Saturday night, at which the usual toasts were proposed and re- sponded Co, President Constable offl c'nling as tuast master. In addition lu the S'elsoii delegation there wero also a nuqiber from Crnnbrook. am during the specchraaklnK a resolu flan was unanlmouEly adopted calling ujion the provincial government to transfer Kootcnay Flats area lo tho federal authorities for reclamation and settlement. (.'reason's Women's Institute wil clear J125 as a result of serving oil fair day, and cater'ng for th' board of trade banquet on Saturda; night. The funds arc needed AS (h ladles plan lo havs Ihu 13.0 coiiVei lion of Koolcnay Women's Institutes here, and She money will supplement HID entertainment funds. C. S. Maliarg, C.P.R. superintendent of Cranbrnak. was here this week on an official visit. This season, with the exception of ticket selling, busi- ness at ihe depot liaa been double that of 101S In almost every Hnn, and It Is likely an' operator be placed hero to handle that end of the C.P.H. work exclusively. At Sirdar and Kootenay Landing the company la this year spending halt a million dol- lars on Improvements. A. Cleveland, of Victoria, Ihe pro- -.vlnclal water comptroller, along with "Water nights Engineer Biker, of Xcl- aoii, were here yesterday taking a look over the irrigation system surveys at Arrow Crtck and In the Canyon Ctlj district. Creslon'tt moving picture theatre 1 opened on Saturday night, and T.S. Erected with jammed houses for both shows, Until early In November there will be two shows a days and Saturdays. An admission ol 60 cents and 25 cents ia being charged. Practically nil. the mill and r ,of IDB vegetables shown at the fair Thcre weru shipiied to Cranbrook on Monday and are the feature of East liTy. "For'Yliti past Two Years Creelon lias swept the lioards In the fruit classes, and expects lo repeal again this year. V. Jackson la charge. Friday and Saturday saw a very heavy windstorm raging throughout (ho valley and as a result ninny hun- dreds of boics of apples were blown off the trees and more or less dam- aged for shipment. The'gala was par- ticularly heavy north of town anrl In orchards there the windfalls are run nhig aa high AS tour boxes per tree However, much' of the fnilt fell on well cultivated Innd and in conse quenco haa not been bruised and-wll readily, ship orchard run. The csll inaicd crop of windfalls la fjeiired to rim from lo boxes. Dr. Sproiilc, L.n.S., arrived from Ihe const on Tuesday and will be here for a couple of weeks ftlLeridlng to Ihe dental wort of tbe returned soldiers In the valley, who number nl mosL'IoO at present. Tbe Methodists arc withdrawing the 11 o'clock service and will have morn Ing worship lake the forra of a con gregallonal Bible which I'aalo ,Hamilton will take charge ol. Four of the five delcgaten chosen from hero wero at ynncouver thl week for Ihc H.O, Conservaltve con .rcnllon, Mallandalne serving or the committee on credcnllals. The valley had Its first hear froal toucli on Monday morning, itlic: the mercury showed sevtn dpgrecs bf low freezing. The only stuff lo sul fcr whs the tail cm] of Ihe to mat crop and some of the real lalo plums Potato .digging has already com mericed. At Ihc Jifghcr aUUmTes anow In evidence over tho week-end an drcr hunting was thn order ot the da In those parts, one hunter brlngln "in two of them nnd others taking on nplccc. DEMAND RESIGNATION DOMINION SECRETARY G.W.V.A TORONTO, Get, the sugge lion of J. Harry Klyrm. prcaldent I lie United Veterans' League, vnterans In Queen's last nlgl Uiianiinously to demand that f MacXclll, Uomlnlon Eccrclary Hie Oreat War Veterans' Assoclalloi., hr- no longer allowed lo represent them on tho iwrljanicnlary cocnmillcc wlilch Billing'nn questions of rc- ealrtbllslimont. Ills rcslgnntlon from tho Orcftt War Veterans' Association wfl-i also-demanded In a resolution In- by two rncmhcr.i of that or- KiinizritCon nnd by Ihc meeting without a voice. Why Anothei Victory TX7HEN, on the morning of November llth, 1918, v the guns were hushed and glad tidings flashed across the world, there followed with the Nation's Prayer of Thanksgiving, one yearning query, which found echo in the faster-beating hearts of wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and sweethearts. query was, "How soon will our boy be 1 A France and Flanders, from. Italy and Egypt, from Palestine and from far-off Siberia, there came an answering echo, "How soon, how soon, may we go CANADA caught the spirit of these longings, and at once resolved to satisfy them. TT was an appalling task. Shipping tragically scarce. The composition of the Arjmy ;of Occu- pation had not then been settled. And other parts of the Empire well as Canada were looking for the speedy return of their men. problem was this. The half-million men that Canada had overseas had taken more than four years to transport to the field of battle, bring them home in a few months was a gigantic to tax all Canada's ingenuity and resources. solved the problem, but it meant crowd- ing into a few short months, an expense for demobilization which .it was impossible to foresee. HpHEN, too, besides the sentimental aspect of the necessity for bringing the men home quickly, the economic side could not be overlooked. was, to .transform efficiently arid speedily A the nation's army of fighters into a national army of workers. 4 Need Divides -vltself in Two Parts The answer to the question "Why. does Canada need another Victory divides itself into tvvo parts.1 (a) To finish paying the expenses' of demobilization, and the obliga- tions we stil! to our soldiers. (b) To provide national working capital. s to soldiers in- o U- clude: to Soldiers _ That already incurred cost of bringing home troops from overseas. The payment of all soldiers still undemobilized. ,This includes more than sick and wounded who are still in hospital, and who of course remain oh the Army _ payroll till discharged. The upkeep of hospitals, and their medical and nursing staffs, until the need for them is ended. These three items alone will use up at least of the Victory Loan 1919. Gratuities There is also the gratuity which has been authorized, and has been and is being paid to assist soldiers to tide over the period between discharge and their re-adjustment to civil life. For this purpose alone, must be provided out of the Victory Loan 1919, in addition to the already paid out' of the proceeds of the Victory Loan 1918. Furthermore, soldiers who desire to become "farmers may, under1 the Soldiers' Land Settlement loaned 'money by Canada with which to purchase land, stock and implements. The money so advanced will be paid back; meantime each loan is secured by a first mortgage. Up to August 15th, 29 ,495 soldiers had applied for land under the terms of this Act; and applications had been investi- gated! and the qualified imis of the applicant approved. For this purposi year requires For tms work _ which, with the Vocational Training and Soldiers' Service Departments, embraces the major activities of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment, an appropriation of is necessary. These national expenditures are war expenses. They will be accepted readily by every citizen who gives thought to the task which Canada faced following the Armistice, and to the success with which she has met it. Canada needs national working so that, she may be able to scu on credit to Great Britain Allies the products of our farms, forests, fisheries, mines and factories. You may ask "Why sell to them if they can't pay The answer is, "Their orders are absolutely essential to the continuance of our agricultural and industrial prosperity." The magnitude of these orders and the amount of employment thus created, will depend upon the suc- cess of the Victory Loan 1919. Farmers and manufactu OI Credit W OrKlllg Capital r (and that includes the workers on these orders) must be cash for their products. Therefore, Canada must borrow money from her citizens to give credit, temporarily, to Great Britain and our Allies. Actually, no money will pass out of Canada. Canada docs not credit, other court tries will; and they will get the trade, and have the em- ployment that should be ours, to distribute amongst their workers. And remember, we absolutely need these orders to maintain employment. If we don't '_ finance them business will feel the depression, employ- ment will not be as plentiful, and cdnditiooi: every- where will be adversely affected. Money must also be avoSabte to cany on the nation's shipbuiJdmf programme, and other trans- portation development work. For loans to Provincial Housing Commissions wbo are building moderate priced houses. These, then, are some of the things for which Canada needs national working capital. She is in the position of a great trading company, and her citizens who bay Victory Bonds. are the shareholders. Those who] give thought to our outstanding obligations to soldiers, and to our need for national working capital, cannot fail to be impressed with the absolute necessity for the f.- fr GEN. BYNQ CONTINUES CANADIAN ASSOCIATION LONDON, Oct. (C.A.P.) llyng (3 contlnnfng v his -nat nasoclatlon witli Can- nila liy becoming president of Iho L'nllcd Klngtlam brnnch of v Ihc War Veterans' ABRO- ciation of Victory Loan 1919 "Every Dollar Spent in Canada1 laantrd by Victory Loan Committee m co-operation with the Minister of Finance .of the Dominion of Canada. ;