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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta ..F.SDAY. ononEn if. PAGE NINM Tlio tire'. ctgM lliousAnd of the eiclity livo Lhouaaiirt ol moro ChlneEO coiiipT.ii.iij; tlio I'h.Ticso Labor Corps on tlio WOE torn Front hare arrived at Victoria, and aro camped at Williams Head awaiting transports lo take them Lack to China. With them are aomo two or three hundred officers or guards aud a law Chinese Y. M. C. A. jocrctarlea wbo havo been working with (he moil during their slay la France, Furllier contingents will como from time to time until Iho whole corps has returned to. China. It la therefore proballo that for several mouths there ba some thousands of Chinamen continually at Williams Head. While a treat many of those China- men aro common cooleo labourers, a largo number aro ot a mucli higher type. Hundreds ot students from Chin Universities took Iho opportunity Wl LL YOU ALSO SERVE standard printed postcards wlto return cards attached for them Lo send home, by writ I or lettcrA and sending iu tho Labor Corps. Many ol tbe men aro you eg businessmen and Ibe sons of wealthy ciUzona who wanted lo know more ot tho Occidental world and ot tbo great war raging In lla licart. Y. M. C. A. secretaries worklne with these men tell of many COD'OS- slona by them that they bad run away from home to enlist In order tbal might eoc the woild outside of China. and wlillo tbelr work was hard and llicir movements vory circumscribed they fell thai IL was all worth wbilo because ol whal lliey saw and karaed. Many lliousaiids of course, enlisted to get tbe pay offered which to them look- ed vory large, and many of Ihem who liavc not gambled their money away. or spent It on Iho Tollies ot the cities which Ihey were working In, aro going back lo China with sufficient funds to to establish Ihomseves as comparative- ly wealthy citizens In their native cities. The Chinese Labor Corps while not a combatant force, was subject to mil- itary discipline, and was ander the command of English or French speak- ing officers. These olucers, of course, knew litllo or nothing of the Chiucso or tbeir habita, character, language or requirements, and it was not long be- fore difficulties were constantly Inter- fering wllh the work that they were supposed lo do. The result that in a ahrol llmo tbe Chinese Labor Cprps as a whole was not working up to much more- than fifty per cent ol by dj, 4 4 4 (slies when you are secure in the! the rate of Interest soon awclls you O knowledge ihat the "wherewithal" [3'savings, and you are justifiably posi NO "RAINY DAY" DREAD IF .Immediately avallable'should that day live that your money Is safely Invest YOU HAVE VICTORY BONOS