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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, OCTOBF.n 6, 1919 r.ETimnmr.nDAILY PAGE XIXB Department of Civil lishment Organ ires System That Gives Practical Aid and Also Encourages Self-Help. IVrya Ihe New. York (In all Ihe allied countries one of the most Important of Ihb problems his been Uie endeavor lo deal with uilmed and blinded soldiers bo as to lit (hem to re enter dill In Eiicli u (6 lie bnlj'FelpJul I? Ihe community but Irksome RS possible to thenftelVM. As Cantda nas been consplcuouily successful "long (Iies'e Hnei, Ihe Canadian aettlon' or Iho-Sun the Mlcltlcr in special charge or that work to give some account of the incllioJj adopted In Ihe Dominion. -Below win be round Iho first Imlr nr the payer courlcoualj- itiil lo the By Sir Jarnii A. Loughttd, Minister Department of Civil Rc-etlablkhment, Ottawa, Canada. (Written especially for the Canadian Set I ion p[ life New York Suu First Article Canada made pratlilon for Ihe care ol hgr-BOldlcrs and snllora who auifsr from disabilities due lo the war; provides, -when necessary, for their industrial rtlrainlng 30 th'aflhey may becorao Independent economically, and has established offices so Ibat those vliq reiiuirt work may oe placed In touch .ivltli employment opportunities. These matters are under the Jurisdic- tion 'of the Department ol Soldiers' Civil fie tjlnbllshmeiit. and II-la-Uie purpose this article to deal with the ncllvll'es of that organization. War displaced., more than half million men industries', the cOTTUnercIal organizations and''lhe edu- CDtlonal jpsliliilloilE nl Csnaila, Ihu cauiljig-an' abnormal' situation. Hence waa presented when-. II.. Jzc'tlie and return Ilicie nr.en to the economic lite ol It these igcil wore forming port ol the forces engaged in fighting the great battle for liberty, the usual work of the nation wns carried on and new conditions were created uy Uie organi- zation ofujr Induelrles. Another array of labor ivas orgnnlicH and corded Its place. To furnish the fight- ing forces, one in every six of (He. adult male population of Canada had beon laken. To "recruit Ihe necessary industrial flrrhy ran equally large force of men and: women ivas recruited, 'F6r. Initancer.lh8-raudltlon solely 'a war; development, ilpnp services of people. -WlLli Iho signing" ot th'o arnlisticel.tlifGVlvork 'ended and an Immediate InaustriB) readjustment he. nocessary.'.i'.TIipJlQW. of t'rqopa or the occupational therapy or cura- Ire training, and the Industrial re- .ralnlnc of those ao.lnjuieu ILiuugu war service ai to be unable to follow previous occupations. The Information and SerTlce Branch maintains numerous offices 'hrougliout Canada to a'nawer Inquir- ies and to plkce the former soldier ESllor In touch vrlth employment opportunities. Medical Branch All Embracing" In dealing with the medical care bf the soldier after dtichirio thi Medical Branch has the following functions: Care ot all of pulmonary tuber- culosis, care of the permanently In- sane, oplleptfcs aud feeble. minded, care of likely lo ue o[ lend dur- ation end requiring Institutional treal- (c) ot the forces who have denial ilefecl.s due to service; treatment lo out patients. The head ofiicc of Iho medical, branch is at Ottawa, and Ihe unlls are established at Tarlous centres corres- ponding approximately lo the military dlelrlctg. Each of the unlls has a. ublt medical director at the head of- fice of thai unit, assistant unit medical directors at the sub-olllces of the unit, and Ihe necessary medical staffs to earn' out medical examination and clinical treatment. The of the tail Yarlea, naturally, with the size Of Ihe unit, but practically every unit lias at least the following: For ad- mlnlslriltve purposes, a unll medical director and two or more assistant; for medical examination an.treatment, specialist In diseases of Ihe chest; lu dlseanea of the eye, ear, nose Ihroal; a surgeon, a physician and an orthopaedic Burgeon. In the larger such as Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver, a genllo-urinary specialist has' been ap- pointed. .A dispensary Is conducted at tho head office of each unit, vvllii a physi- cian In charge and masseurs or mas- ment, medicJJ supervision of the man- Eeuses on duly. Here (Uo men may utacture and supply of orthopaedic be examined and recelre medical aud appliances, both major and minor; surgical treatment for minor ailments, oversight of recurrences ot war dta- Medicine 13 dispensed when required abilities, medical care of men nnder- and orthopaedic appliances arc fitted, going Industrial retralulng. treatment For the benefit of ei-raenibers of the Bf- veaeral cases contracted during or forces residing in towns situated far A Perfect Treatment Far This Distressing Complaint "I hxi attack of Weeping Eczema; BO bad tint my elothea would be wet through at times. terribly. I could get no relief until I tried 'Frult-a-tivea and 'Soclha SaKa' Tlie first treatment gare me relief. Altogether, I hare used llirte of 'SoolUa aiid two ol am ontircfvivcU'' G.W.HALL. Doth sterling remedies are 'bold by defers at We. a boi.C for orsent on receipt of price by 1'ruIt-a-tivw-Limited, Ottawa. "Fmtt-a-UvcsTI is olio put up in a Vlil Bite which sells for 25c. tuberculosis on service, upon diagnosis were tr oi- veaerai cases contracted uunng ur lorces lesimug in auuuivu mi uyuu ntkuaivm-u previous (o war service. deniaJ care dlitanl from tbe heart office of ihe by the military authorities to ibe de- o( (a) ei-membera of the furcea under- unlls. local medical jeprcseulfltlves goEriE Indurlrlil retraining; (b) cases have littii appointed. In Institutions ot tho dbpartment, and] Members ol Ibe forces who devclon- t of soldiers' civir re e menl anil then sent to one of the var- Iho dopartmcut. Jt was parly recosni'ztd ilial paUi-nli IQ found ihc time i'lly during the Ijlu hours, and I this reason ward occupations were In-i by the Tooa.UonaL branch oT tbe department. Su-.-b vork as basket avlnE toy maktuE. palnllng. inet making aud other useful tts bare btea laught continuously. Joalructlon Is also given In stenog- raphy, commercial practice, bookkeep- ing, drattmaiiahip. etc. All v.-ork of tliij nature is to tbe advice of Ibo medical of itoria, to ID sure for each patient such occupation as will best aas'.sl in the coinplellon ol hi3 cure. Factory for Artificial Limbs A (actory tor thii manufacture ol ar- tificial Itmba and apulanccs baa been established at Toronto, and deyots hare been opeced at various centres, so that men needing further attention may receive il and placements and repairs. obtain To secure ilie best results it was decided that It would bo better for the department, lo engage iu the inanufactur oJ such ap- pliances tnan (o purchase them from private firms. Tho highest aVUI avail- able was secured (or this ivork, and only the best fioeslblc material Is thai n high standard has been establltlied aud is being maintained. .Vot nre JJmbs mado by the department less expensive and more satisfactory than privately manu- factured articles, hut an added advan- tage of this policy Is that ivit.h a stand- ardized type. It is possible to maintain lous sanatoria under the direction of I throughout Canada depots Cor the its f-irea It could not meet the finan- cial strain Imposed by tho Mathera award. ponrucuESE HAVE RAILWAY STRIKE MADRID. Oct, railway strtto which broke out In VorLugal today has become general Oct. btreet car throughout tbe country, according to, Etrlke- is in prospect for Wednesday 'al9 zdilcei reaching here. The strike ,o tbl, eir.ct was giveo to the WIcDipeg Elftctrlc syodlcallsts, It is indicated in prWale Railway Company by (ha street car advices, are ashing aid from the Spaa- meo's union this morning, according ;'sb railway eniployees. to aa an n ounce IDC-nl by General Man-! A. McLlmonl. Unless tboi SYLVIA COMING back pay provided lor In the Mathers LONDON, Oct. Sylvia award Is paid by night, cars Pankhurdt, the futtraEelte, bae sailed nol leave thp barns Wednesday'. for America, according to the Na- mornlng. An odleial forecast of the.tiona] strike was made Saturday night ytiepl Mr. McHmoct declared that unless (he company was allowed to Increase! .j. .j, maintenance and repair of ap-lv pi la nee 5 under the supervision of department. At present there twelve of these depots throughout the country, thus obvlattng long trips, with consequent loss'of time, for those cx- m embers of Ihe forces who requite adjustraenls or repair of appllnnces tLat have been furnished to Lhemjv free. IVENS WILL RUN.FOR; MAYOR IN WINNIPEG An experimental branch is constant- ly engased In detlalng and develop- new designs and Improvements on existing i ppllanceg. WINNIPEG. Oct. meet: inga held last night of branches of the Dominion Labor tarty for wards oho and Tour 11 waa decided to present to lbi> labor convention tonight Uie name ol William I vena, pastor and or- ganizer of the Winnipeg labor church, as the party's caudl- dale Tor mayor. , reVurnlnjS Iflcm-.lo Iheir.nlacps in civilian lire. of Rehabilitation k' If 'was'iobyloup .thai' the-important problem .of relikb'ilJfaffori.inust not ba IcfL! to'ch'anep or ot vlslpnarlea. la ah'easier (nailer tq'.evplye an army, tban sloVe'-the condlllona pre existed.. Hut havhik done-so arid the training of ad exceedingly wai1 "weapon confTpntctl by the most the world had afinllarij- "'e.'feclltfiu wcrcy' produce an equally, organua'Jon. it hecamc evident thai the ordi-- rary :governrncnt rnachtnpry conld'not jciuvefficaciously with" Ihe problems ariijlnjj frprn tlrt grfiaf'Tvar In Eurdpft, lo create a department for tho purpose. When such a dcpactmenl had been establish- ed Jl wns placed under the charge ol a for.the ex- member of the forces direct represen- tation -in the .Cabinet and insuring Tncans'ot.providing speedy [cglslattoii when rcijujrcd. It was 'recognized Ihfll ihfi forces Cflnada'-.pjflccd in the and afloat were made'up of citizens who dropped Iliefr .yocalloris temporarily hnri would resume their places In Hie and Industrial life of tht country wlien 'relcaaed. Therc'ore, It was considered advisable thai deparfmerif organized to aid re. establishment be a civilian one. Accordingly ih'e 'pcparlrnent ot Sol- Ctvl) ReeslnhH-shmenl Is a civtl- Ifln! organlifttlon throughout. The ol- flclalB .are' civilians, and IboBe vno coine uiider tholr care do so only on discharge from Ihe nrmy and navy. fonioblllzed her lorn- nuriry army, ueslrdd thai her clttzena sdoiJJd repumc [heir and jiroceed theidevcfopment'or Tho great majority of Ihe men em- ployed 70.1 ,per cent., .haTp'soeirservice in the Cam- Force. Of Ihe re- mainder, a percentage had been re jRRlcd'na linflt physically or exemptori .nwjng considerations, whllo n small percentage.bad bfen rBtalned" in Canada owjng lo special Icchnlca Tho'slp.fY thrbugnonl [a a'paid one no vqluiitary-workars being employed Tho'work bf the dcparlmtnt IS dl j vldc'rt irlp three chief branches: ".Medical "InfornialfmVanri Service." There an other'branches equally Important In Bticnrlng admtnlalrftllon, bu the tljree namcrt are'the ones niora more directly concerning Ihc GX membtrs of Ihe forcea wllb whom Iho department dosle. The MadlcAl.branch in charged wllh Ihc care of hospitals and sanatoria malnlflffjs clinics, and otters, through Il3 frco medical aer ylce (o all ex-members ol lha fordo for A period discharge There; la nn Orlhopaedlc and Surglca Appliance -section 'of Iho ganged to pfbyldi llmlif an4 drthbpSedlc 'np- pMnncfla and to male In In these articles fn repair during the Wcllnio of Irho requfre ihem, Tho VocaLIonal Drcnich haa very TRIUMPHANT, Canada emerged from the war, a nation in greaf in jtiaxie, a nation respected knd admired by the world. And Canada: high her head. will continue to hold Our obligations to the heroic the. crippled and. disabled soldiers, and to the men who were 'so fortunate as to return, will all'be m6t. That is Canada's duty." To fulfill it, every Canadian do his part. Canadians will keep the machinery of prosperity humming, the factory chim- neys smoking, the sea and lake ports bustling with and the surplus products of farm and factory going forth to Great other lands. But to accomplish all this, more National Working Capital is needed. The money is here, but it is in the hands of individual? rather than in the hands of the; nation.l is in the savings banks, and generally scattered throughout. Canada. For in- -.stance, our in banks and post offices have increased in five years from one billion to a billion and three-quarters ari increase of nearly -twothirds. of a billion The people _will loan their individual. sayings to the nation, to be used -as National Working Capital in maintain- ing our commercial j Every man and woman from every- walk of life is maintaining this prosperity. Therefore, every man and woman from every walk of life .is- personally interested the Victory Loan 1919 an overwheiming success. It will serve to keep Canada" in its present place, far up in the vanguard of -World Progress. Victory Loan 1919 iJ 'Every Dollar Spent in Canada.1 UsucJ liy Canada's Vktory Ixan. Committee "iii copper a I ion with the Minister ol Finance r of thc-Dominlon of Canada. ;