Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
BRITISH FOOD DICTATOR ISASUCCESS_ATHISJOB Lord Rhondd. Achieved the ImposA... He Broughl Dow, Paces All Round-A Mwteilul With Cool Common Sense and Unerring Judgment. Jly 1'OMTICUS. JR1) IIIIONIWA. UrltlSl1 Controller, has ecme In'.o his own. Ho possesses the beil organlicil brain of any In the llrltlsh Pnrllamcnl. And 10-day bis fellow-counts nien have come to re- cognize thivt fact. Take him for, all In all I resard him as Iho most con- .pk-uous success of the Lloyd Oo.co (iovernmcnt-or. perhaps. It would ue inoro correct to ssj as llie member ol It who has the most visible, tanelblc succe-a lo Ills credit He done what he set out to do-irhal the Urltlsli iwople hoped he wouM'do Kiid knew ought lo be done. Ho has dono In of much "cspert" are, llmes. no people nylle crassly slupld ns the when It comes 'lo eetllne IhliBS done. He 1ms brousht ilown llilng which ills "predecessor. Lord Dcvonport, failed lo do, and whlcli Ihe Kood Controller, lii a far more favor- atmosphere, does not seem (so far ns tho oulslde public can Judge) to hive pade any serious elteaipl lo llo. From Ihe -very moment "llhoilddn took olflcc-hc viewed hhn- telf In the llEht of (to use his own words) "n Irustee for Ihe consumer, and irarticutarly for Ihe iwor con- He hiJ the croakers (Just as Mr. Hunna nil around him lell- Uy ihal he has mad. himself In teusely disliked. That fact probably joes not worry bun at all. He ha the sort ol cool common sense and the unerring Judgment'whlch a.sur htm lhat, with human .mture-pir tlcuUrly food-prouuclnl and food distributing humau' Mlure-coa'IHu ted ns" It 'Is, he would not bn doln his duty to Ihe consumer unlees h were turned Into a target for attic by luose Interested In tho traffic. In has made the. producer, the .wholesaler. rsia'ltr al: silks taueal and stiuesk. There are many of our eiperts on the lood question In Canada who arc ready enough wllh Uiclr hard words for the bis food dlstrlbullng concems-and cer- lalnly It would be difficult to find words too harsh for tho callous con- duel of some of lliem-but who think 11 almost "flat blasphemy" to say. a word about tho profits majo by Iho producer or Ihe retailer. I-ord Ithondda (lid not lake thai line. He thought that produceis, wholesalers and relallers were nil making' ex- cessive profits, or, at any rate thai, In time of war. Ins proflls made by each of Iho to bo cut down lo a minimum. And lo a mini- mum he. proceeded to cut them. H Is not loo much to say Ihal he has nut new heart Into tho BrIHsli people. They feel Iba'-'in-hlm Ihey have gol Ihe man for lha day-lho man who Is doing his best (and a very effective best at that) lo see Ihey nre given n sciunre deal. "A Maiterfut MJUJ Lori' llhonilda.- Ine him lhat If was not possible.lo set prices. But unlike Mr. llanr.a lie paid llttlo heed lo tho croaking If Ihe fi.llng of prices was nol pos- sible, Ihen he 'achieved Ihe Impos- sible- For he certainly fixed prices Fining the Prices A ND he flxed'.lhtm In Iho rlgli way. Tic decided Ihe prices t lie paid for the various commodlllc n'lke lo'lhe producer, the wholesaler nnJ Ihe retailer. Now. It would b Idle to prelcnS thai he has Incurrc Any excessive popularity nmons nar- llss Inlcrcaled In Ihe producllon and .llslrlbution ol food by his ncllon. Ii fact, It would not'bo far wrong to T OliODY with any knowledge of JN -conalllons In Great, llrllaln can linaslno that he found no dlffi- cullles Interposed In his way whin he slarled to ellmlnale undue tradlnB profils and to reduce food prices gen- erally, But ho Is Ihe sort ol rnan who Is 'inspired, rather than daunted or deterred, by difficulties. For he Is Ihe most masterful of mtn. Ills 1 manner Is suave and smoolli. hla lips constantly amlle, he has Ihe most charming ol voices. llul nobody wllh prelcnslon to any judg- ment of men can lalk wllh him willi- out recognizing Ih'e Iron maslerlul- ncss which Underlies his easy nmla- blllly and unafCeclcd cordlallly. food business .11 Inlerestlng.- o said when ho was appointed to 13 present posl, "or, at any'rale. It a difficult. Perhaps 1. can'.help, to (rainrtr the dllticully." There ;arc ther Food Controllers seom to lo.Ut COIL qucr them1. IlhonJda has a profound dls nist of regards ns both disastrous economically nnd also as a falal Inlerference T.'lih nu- man nalurc. Yet Ihls singular nnd successful man, to lh- (Ynscr-llps" (as ho says ol hlmsell) possesses Ihe confidence of many So clalisis, as well Iho affection o many wlio denounce him ns n cnplUI 1st nnd have t'oufhl to make Irqubl In his collieries. The reason Is to h fqilnd In hl3 He. Is'.un moved by personal. allacks bcCRUs he Is Indltfcrcnl to personal consider- ations In public work.' A AT tho' use ol !3. Mr. Frederick Ilcinpsltr, whose portrait we give, Hands S lest 2 Inches hlsh. and ho is said to bo still growing nt the icle of four Inches a year. He is Ealu lo he Iho tallest nnd bcsl pro- portioned giant In the w-irld. Ho is a rstil-c of Ilayswaler. London. nnS his home Is new at Seend. In W ilt- il.lrc. Hla wclslit is.2f slsnc. Ho tourn Iho country a grtat deal, which led lo the unusual repeal being maoe to the uieat Wcclcrn Company to allow him to ride In the guards vans owing to his finding an ordinary carriage loo small. When Iraveiunt by Iraln ho utes a special chair, ana For beJ in lodgings three ordln- rry are placed together, and he sleeps c cross them. He can com lorlably Il3ht a cigarette at a atrcc amp and sjnin two octaves on a The girth of his fingers 1 suel, that a penny will pass through hii signet ring, anil ho takes ell in boots- SOLDiER, AND AUTHOR JO beller man could have been cal Icil upon lo raise Iho new new Jewish rcfflrmrnl In Great Britain lhan Colonel J. H. Tatlerson, TJ.S.O. An orsnnlztr an.l admlnlslrator of rare ability. Ihls gallant soldier won hla well-ordered lead- ership ol the Kfon Mule Battery In Galllpoli. lo ihc oulbreak ot war Col- onel Pallcrson v.-a.i Chlcl Game Han- ger in Ihe Fxisl African I'rolcctorale, 'and In his Interesting hooks, "The an-Haters of Esavo" rtnd "In the rip of Ihc he describes his miny lUrlllinE adventures In that part of Ihc Empire, Into the pracll- ally unknown districts ot which he as'mailc frequent haiarilous cxiiedl Ions. USES THE 0 Watterspn Last Old-type Editor Praclically the Only Noted Sur- vivor of trie Piclurcsque: Newspaper School. TOIIK lael week cnlcr- ulned Colonel Henry W. Wil- tcrson, famous editor of "The nnd variously ns "orso "Henry ol Navarre" and more popularly plain "Marse Henry. 1 Tho met thnl this was Colonel Wn annual visit to New Vork, nnd, Incldcnlnlly, Concir Island, mndc It memornblo as well ns Interesting. The Imnorlan', lacla ol hui career, which has been varied nnd pictur- esque, nro prctfy well known: for his. has been a prominent figure In poll- tics well as Journalism, ami the light ot publicity has hcen turned upon'.hlm and his ulleranceo wllh pponiancoua frequency. Colonel iValtersOn Is 77 years old. having been horn February 16, 1S10. In Washlnglon. On account ol ilcfcc- live cicalght ho was educated chief- ly hy private (uton. He served In Iho Civil War as a Confederate slaff olllcer nnrt chief 01 scouls In Oencr- Johnson's army. Ills newspaper carter began In 1S58. He consoll- daled Iho Louisville Courier Bnd The Democrat In I8CS, under Us pro sent name, "Tlio, Courier-Journal.1 nlMgrccmcnl between Iho. owners of the rapor In Juno of this >-t.ir Ihrealtncd hh cohlrol, hut tho Col onel cu'- "in nn edllorlol In, support ol Wll son for the I'rcsIncnlllU camTKiIgn In 1512 Colonel WaUcrson said: "I" d contest thrcn lichen head cd, -.by Tuft, H-MMCII and (ha Devil The Coiirlcr-.louraal, ft ilnlW newspaper nnd unnblo to Iho' woods', will'perforce lc obllstcl lo Buppoit- hla- Salnnlc yrar ho was ii'iioTcil' In ,an Inlervlcw ns iaylng: t-Jiicts mll.ln favor of the success, of tnc Wilson Administra- tion, lie may prove one'of the fav- ored few of dcallny. He Is a.llon In- dccJ among the tamer animals of Ihe political Jungle wllh which he hns lo deal." Speaking of Colonel iloose- velt, upon Iho same occasion, he re- marked: "He. has reached the lop of the' hill. From now on he will go down on Iho other side. I'do not think he will ever again be formid- able as n candidate for President" Colonel Wallcrson last' April thus tersely expressed his views of the In n balllc-c'ry submlYtod lo Ihc American War.Slosan Commltlcei hell with Ihc Hnpsburss and Ihe Jtarse Henry has r.ever used tobac CO In any U Is sola. He Is n lltht eater nnd Bound Bleepcr; anil when on duly, n Btrtcl tcclolaler. Among Iho several books he 'ha iwrlttcn or "Oddlllcs of Southern Llfo and "The Spanish-American wrltlcn concurrently wllh the cvcnls, and "Compromises of a comrlla- lUo'n ofhls aclnrcsass. and edltorl.-ils. INK of the mosl frequent users o! Ihe telephone In these days Is Mr. Lloyd George. The British rrime Minister believes in Intel-views on the lelephone as being a more rapid and effective way of gelling through work Ihan by personal vlslla H the lele- phore iule'rvicw Is not qulle sallsfac- li'-e Premier always supplements It by a personal call. Mr. Moid George, by Ihc way, has n. ralher hlsh opinion of Ihc lelephone operator, but .hen telephone operators do nol pay quite tho same aUenllon to Ihe work- ing of ordinary lines ns Ihey do lo the 1'rcmliT's line. DIFFERENT VIEWS OF DRJIICHAELIS Some Say the New German Chancellor Is Crown Prince's Man. OTHERS SAYTiE IS NOT One American Writer Ths Micriaelis la a Very Reli- gioufl Man. B dcicrlttion of the prese Chancellor by a Journajlst who hae knort'n him for Jlf- leen years will probably surprise niir.y H'ho Imvc, foVmed their own Wens ol Jllchaells from cablcJ reporlt. Here la the Impression this description made upon the mind of a writer In the New York Times: "Picture a heavy-set Blsmarcklan Individual o( deliberate speech and an effect of tremendous, alow-roovlns power; a serlous-mindn! person who rarely smiles and Is deeply rellEious. as seeras appropriate for the son of a cleres-man; i square-Jawed, (lark- haired, powerfully knit man of sixty, nl you have Dr. Geon; Jllchaells. he llan of MyiUriV" Discussing Ihe relallon of .Mlchael'.fl nd Ihe Crown Prince, and the slale- menls that the appoint- ment waa a victory for the Junkers nd reactionaries, tho Journalist says: Knowlne Mlchaells, I do not be- licve'll. H is not true. The Crown Is not popular in Germany, and tho people nre not behind him. Ho haa scored no Mlchaclls not the Crown Prince's man. 1 know this. 1 have known Jllehaells fifteen years, and I know his appoint- ment Is a. Ions step toward democratlzallon of Germans- though before .the war Mlchaells was of a mind wilh the Prussians believed In, a slrons mllllory policy. does not believe so any longer, and from what 1 know of Ihe man I know he will make a thorough Job ol what lie has under- taken. I rememner his saying once: do not believe In undertaking a Job with a dull sword." and I know tlmt Is hla attitude now. He has been called to a-ereat losk and he will accomplish It. "lie will Jo a Ih'oroueh'Job of it. Ills altitude toward the "war an! -thol policy of Germany has changed since 1514. H Is characlerlslic ol the and II InlereslioB In vltw of IfH! reasons ascribed for his selection r.s nothing about him as you might say, Blood oul. 1 re- call no personal anecdotes, no Inci- dent help to give a bel- ler picture ol the man. He was an elflclent admln'lslrallvo official. MG IS A VERY HANDSOME MAN Dignity, Distinction, Ease, and Grace of Manner Mark Him Out. All in the Fight MAJOR RICHARD DEHUY. an in- -U sliuctor In Medical Officers TraialnB Camps. In ill" i'nlled KUiles." Major Derby U n son-ln-Iiw of Col. Theodore Rooac- vell. which Is enough n-ason for him jeliic in Ihe flght- Thc colonel has four sons and sev- eral relatives doing bli. To be Roosevelt means to takt> part In my fighting lhat Is going on. Major Derby has seen service In Franca in u hospital behind Iho lines Count de- Salii WHO has been appointed to sue- cetd Kir Henry H'-ward as A Political Renlut i-tiKE all "others who seek ..to ?o LJ Into Government service in Germany! lie sludied law, and suc- his examination as a'lawyer. .He" was from Ihe first a "pblllical reallat." That Is'to say, lh-re was nothing- rominllc or vls- lonaryVabouVhlm. He created no I like the "scrap of paper" ol Bethman'n-ifollwcg, and he dealt, only with facli. The newspapers have sized up the situation exactly. He 'was chosen because fte was objecllon- TERESTCHEMKO A SOCIALIST AND AWn-AUST IN ONE How So Wealthy and Fashionable i Man Can Remain in Russia Revolutionary a "Mystery. lo no parly. He had ollended no one. This description, says the wrller In the Times, agreed wllh despatches, received from Copenhagen, which also said that "a strong strain ol re- ligious devotion, verging on religious bjnno.of llie oulstnndini: characteristics of Mlchaells. Another and very different plclurc ol the Chancellor Is drawn In the New York Sin by F. Cunllffe Owen, who says: Tlie Chancellor has been chosen by Ihe Crown Prince anil by Ihe. Junta lo repressnl and enforce Ihelr views as opposed lo. those ot the Kaiser, ,f Von Bclhmann-Hollwcc, of Iho verwholmlng majority ot tlie lelchslag, ol the nundesrath or Fecl- ral Council, of lhi> rulers and peoples of the non-Prussian Stales of Ger- many, and of the laller's allies a' Vienna, Budapcsl. Bofin. and Slam houh In fact, Ihe nppolnlmenl lle-llne before Ihc day is ended. a inan keep fit under Ihc racking', auxlelics such as i3lr Douglas ilalgl The nexl slep In his daily procedure Is Ihc answer. Afler his quiet hour. Hsils gets nis only pliy.- -Belns a born cavalryman, It naturally, follows that his chief rccreilloii Is horseback rlalnir. P-omptls- at 3.30 o'clock his horse Is brought up, and, attended by one or Iwo young staff-officers, he goes off for a gallop alorig unfrequented roads. He ridea aunprbly. Somclimes'he derolel part ot the. aflernooh lo Inspection the various army-headquarters or to a visit to tno hcaaquartcrs ot one ,b; his French allies..'On tuch Irlri, he uscS "..long only one at the front a, small Urillsh [lajr.Whcn Ihe Tommies see this brilliant bit of color Hashing'by Ihey slnnd ol al- lenlion wllh more Ihan usual rijldlly. NEXT LORD MAYOR T Is almost certain, that Txinilon's L next Lord Mayor will be Mr. C. A Hanson, f.or Bodmln. H goes without saying Ihal.Iho prospective first cllizen of-the great Metropolis Is a busy man, and In addition lo sil- ting In He HOUBC ot Commons he Is n parlncr In Ihe famous slockbroklng firm ol Messrs. Coatcs, Son, and Co., anil has been three times Master ol Ihe Worshlplul Company of Fallen- makers. No one Would believe Ihal he seventy" years ot age, Judging by s nnpcaranco nnd manifold acllvl- Mr. Hanson married .a.' Canadian lady, and appropriately enough will lebralc his .golden wcddlns during 3 mayoralty. A Cornlshman, he ossesses a betulllul homo nt Kowcy, here he Is a. nclghboV of Shr Arthur ulller-Couch, Iho It Is (nleresllni-.lo noto that Mr. Hanson ecenlly relinquished without rcluc- Helpinf Her Out' A WOMAN -.ot uncerlnlii ago rc- quired Ihe Borvlr.es ot h. pSBe- boy, nnd Inserted In the local paper nn.advertisement'. Headed; "Voulh wanloJ." Ono ol her friends, with Illllo hu mor and less lailf, cent her n botll' of n celebrated wrlhkle-rcmover, a pot-of, of lalse leclh, nnd sfiaMh CARTER OF MESOPOTAMIA SPECIALIST Medical Expert Who Brought On Exposure and Investigation Did Fine Work in Preventing Disease in the Army. B' a I Ootncamnnd, In In 1ST5. Llelll.-Col. R. Markham Carter, the man who put lldngs In protei Isionnlly educalccl at St. George's Hos in the U5by football learn, eMaking his d'cgreo he relurncd L India, nnd achieved high repulntlor, nlapjo e.perl. This led to his bc4 in medicine nnd baclcrlology under Ihe Indln. Government, aitd Curalor ino inui.L v. of the museum at Ihe Grant College In Bombay. A good story Is KM hlm ln con" nccllon wllh this latter nppolnlmonl._ Cnrler was always very k-cn on 1ns specimens lo his rllhcr grueeome museum. Ono day he spoi- led In llie slrccl in Bombay A nat1-" with a les allmcnl that mis rare which would have meant cither death or amputation nl nn early dale. Beckoning the man 16 him, Carle explained this, and offered lo have th leg taken off nt onco and lo buy, for rupees afterwards for pre Ucrvnllon In splrils. 1 "Certainly, agreed the nl i An hour lalcr the. ampulalloii successfully performed, Iman's lite was taved, an' Carter's housa was besieged by u. of, natives fc'rlng from every Imaginable, clamoring'.for an opportunity lo earn [five rupees! The story ot Colonel Gaiter's 'superiors threatened him with -arrest Itdr da.rlng lo'speak the truth. Is now common properly. What Is perhaps mot'so well known la ,the manner In labored since then In ordc- to make any repetition ol such jhoirors Impossible. rJGfore lie. took over (lie medical nr- lor the expedition Ihe sol- diers', had-lo drink Iho Tigris walcr. ills whs known Indifferently to roops on .the .inol na "rillutcd dysen-. soup." ..Carter hail distilled water for drink. ng 'purposes Sent up stream In cov- ered barges, Ihorcuy savins many Ki'mdrcds--.6i lives. Scurvy, which vied-'wlt'h dysentery and (ypholil In with Tovvnshend's orw- (nol cxpcdlllonary force, he comballed by turning market gardener on n sl- ganlio scale. ill, planted thirty Ihousand acres ol alluvial al Basra onion., cabhascs, and olhcr vegetables (or thil use. ol.the'lroo'ps. j lie niso'oraercd rerrlgeratmg barrel (o be builf, and thereby Insured then let (build out.