Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1918 THE LETFIBRTDGE DAILY SfcRALfc THE SPEAR HEAD BY H. F. QAD3BY Somewhere In Franco. - Tdarshnl Koch and before him Field' Mnrslial Hals liavo done the Canadian Army Corps tho honor of using It. us a spear head whenever mul wherever tho llirunt wan to ho truo and Htrong. Not to go further hack thiin two yours, YpreH, Vlmy, VaBchendaole. ] Amiens, Cumbral, iiro u!l trophies ol a spear heart, which Ih acknowledged to ho tins most perfectly pointed in-1 1 strumont at the figlitliiK front. Ask General Ctirrlo what tho spirit of thn men Is and ho will reply In Komi, round array slang that thoy have i;ot. their "tails up." Ask tho nearest Sergeant-Major tho same 1 question and ho will answer that tho hoys urn "full of beanB." Ask tho (Irat private you moot what he wants most and he. will shoot back "another crack at tho hoasts." All of which moans that tho spear head Is kept vory sharp Indeed and ' that It is always on tho Job of finding tlun bodies to flosh Itself In. lie- t Rlnultie August 5th and with only > Ion days' _lntormlsBion, the spear '� hoad has been bloodily busy for seven weeks. It has burled Itself ' deep In the enemy's heart, so deep and bo often that tho spoar head must ho wearinK down though Its edge ran never bo blunted. Tho spear head wont into action nt Amiona with one hundrod thousand men fighting, and sixty tliou- , j 'Would say to me. "the folks at home , ought to stick." And I told them wo , would. Naturally, the spear head knows that it is a npr-nr head-whut can a speur head think otherwise when It is called on to do most of 'he hard jolM- and It Is a little chesty about it. Not only do admiring friends Klvn the spoar head to understand that It is tho finest little speur head that ever wan forged In the red furnace of war, but the flpenr head knows It itself atid makes no hones iult thrusting until it had got them. When Sir Arthur Currle tool; over the Corps it *>as hinted to him that he would bo wise to confine his efforts to training nnd discipline, leaving, us one would Infer, the tactics, strategy and "active handling of the Corps to a wiser War Office. Hut. that did not suit Sir Arthur Currle. He insisted on supplying Canadian common sense, with results which everybody admits ure highly credltable. As It turned out the spear head had a very useful quality of brains inside. Nor did training and discipline suffer. At the beginning the Canadians had ii name-unwarranted as I think-tor lack of discipline. What the lirltlsh saw was really lack of reverence-lack of reverence for social pretence and pseudonymous Institutions which fought with a sin-' cero democracy-arid that was quite! a different thing. Onco it was re cognised that tho Canadians believed In freedom nil through-freedom of speech and thought mid 'manners -the misunderstanding disappeared, and there wero no more charges of inaubordlnntion. As n matter of fact tho Canadian! are tho beat mannered army at tho front - very smart at their salutes und punctilious to a degree in all matters of military fttlquette. Quite top-holo, don't you know?, Tho Australians-well the Australians aro another storyV Tho Canadians match courage with the Australians, who would rather fight than eat, but they don't match manners, that bolng a mattor In which tho Australians do not excell. There Is a lawless strain in the Australians -perhaps a Jogacy from their ancestors-but they moke up for It by their reckless hravory, Tho Canadians havo become' respecters of such persons as have it right to bo respected. They will give anybody a salute who is entitled to it. Hut the Australians-well Iho Australians will not salute their own officers much leas anybody else's. Prom which comparison it appears that our spenr hoad Is as polished as It Is pointed and bears Itself as gallantly on ceremonious occasion.1) as on warlike occasions, so I havo no wish to rub it Into the Australians, hut I nm bound In justice to net. down here what one of the younger British statesman told mo one afternoon In a ureal access of candor. "The Canadian organization," he said, "is the. best organization at this front. It. Ih uk far ahead of the Australian organization as this war is ahead of the Napoleonic wars." In somo ways our spear head reminds one of a great big school boy. It has a giant's mind for war but a PAGE SEVKfl ;_______i'.__________~i school hoy's mind for prizes and head want? Not n peace of com-medals. Its one weakness in decora- promise or negotiation. A peneo of Hons. But perhaps ;i . pi.ir head has dictation, with the Allien as dicta-a right to a few ribbmi?. A spear j tors and the lighting general* at the head will do for rSI>b�n. it i> an am- | will nib the lesson into the Tlun - lablo falling of liiihi.m nature (hat. |nn' perhaps to (l�lit, one' If It w glory must I"' .Hv nitres bavn boon ialien nlfy certain decorai U, got too common, by a them for dlstinguKhe the Held. It. is the gulshcH the horocn i; Abollsh the bar-neve What kind of peace 1U..11I. Mea- J.l'elv Id dig. ! 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