Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1918 Xetbbrtbge 1beval6 XetbBrl&oe, HlUcrta OArtV AND W�EKUY Preprletcra and Publl*h*ni ITMB LKTHBRIDOE HERALD PBINT-INQ COMPANY, LIMITED Ht Cth Straet South, Lrfthbrldf* W. A. Buchanan PTMldent and Managing Director faha Torrftnce - Busin�ii UanagM TXUF.PHONC* OKice .............. l�� 0�io� .............� WJM Boalnest ubaerlptlon Rataai IMIy, delivered, per week .! Dally, delivered, per year .....|8W D�Uy, by inalJ, per year ......$4.09 Voekly, by mall, per yew .....$1.W jlPaeUy. by mail, per yaar to tJ.8..|l.W XMLtda ot expiry of aubacriptioiia ap-VMr daUr on sddreai label. A.oc�pt-kace of papera rite esplratiiLB aate b Br authority to continue tlie lub-acrlptloB. ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR VICTORY BOND WILL. Buy 2,000 rffle cartridge*,'or, 100 pairs of soldier's socks, or, 2fl00 surgical needles, or, 145 hot water bags, or, 20 bayonets and scabbards, or, 20 gas masks, or, 3 rifles and bayonets, or, 8 76 mm. field gun shells. !The progress of the war Germany's replj- to President Wilson's last note, occupied most of the Bttention In yesterday's war developments. There is a fairly general agreement that the character of the aote is not likely to bring the war to as early a conclusion as some people had anticipated. There is a general Inclination to cut off all kinds of negotiations and bring Germany to the stage where' it must accept an unconditional surrender and a dictated peace. ' : The allies are making rapid 'uro-gress in Belgium and in the last tew flays have occupied some very strategical points. There is no evidence yet that the Germans are preparing to make a stand. Well Informed opinion is of the mind that the eneiny is burrylng back to its own soil as fast as possible with the hope that it can there make a better defence than it can in. occnpifed territory. 1^ likely anticipates that the fliorale of the soldiers JVill be improved once they have to fight to defend their own country. DO yOUR BIT, TOO. "St. George did not go out against the dragon like that divlne calm youth in Carpaccio's picture, nor like that divine calm man in Donatelio's statue. He went out, I think, after some taste of defeat, knowing that it was going to be bad, and that the dragon would breathe fire, and that very likely his spsar would break and that' he wouldn't see his children again, and people would call him a fool. He want out, I think, as the battalions of our men went out, a little trembling and a little sick and not knowing much about it, except that it had to be done, and then stood up to the dragon in the mud of that far land, and waited for him to come on. "i know my nation's faults as well as I know my own. They are ths faults of a set and a system. They are faults of head, not faults of heart. Vyhen I think of those faults I think of a long graveyard in France, a hundred miles long, where simple, good, kind. Ignorant Englishmen by the thousand and the hundred thousand lie in every attitude of rest and agony, for ever and for ever. They did not know where Belgium is, nor what Germany is, nor even what England is. They were told that a great country had taken a little country by the throst, and that it was up "to them to help, and they went out by the hundred and the hundred thousand and the million, on that word alone, and they stayed there. In the mud, to help th?t little country, till they were killed." The story of world sacrifice is told in these few lines by John Maaefleld. What audience, what reader, can hear them unmoved? "When I think of those faults I think of a long graveyard In France, a hundred miles long, where simple, good, kind, ignorant Englishmen by the thousand and the hundred thousand lie in every attitude of rest and agony, for ever and for ever and for ever." That sentence should be at the head of every appeal for war bonds, for it tells, too, the story of our Canadian lads. Canadian Industry Thrives From Victory Loan Funds It Js irapossiblo in the brief space at the disposal ot the writer to give more than Iho barest outUno of the activities of tho l)|iperial JUuiitions Board in Canada. But a compftst sum seven national manutncttiring plants on which ?15,000,000 has been spont. Tho airplane Industry has been built out ot the Empire's war needs. Sir mary of the expenditures involved Thomas White says: "A new industry i^ince tho outbreak oi'the war, and the which has been built up in Canada business activities that have hpen'through the means of the Victory brought into being will help the road- Loan is the making ot airplanes. Can er to understand what the operations adiana have proved themselves among ot the Board mean to the Industrial tho best tilers of tho war. and it seems life of the Dominion. In the first place only natural that ninny ot the mach-it, should be stated that had it not inos that fly should be built in Can-been for tho splendid support given sula. Thoro are largo factories In the Goverameut b.v the people in son- Canada where nirplane.s of tho great-eral. by generously contributing out est power and latest design are being of their savings to tho success of the built for use Overseas. This import-various war loan issues, the Board ant industry was established by an would not have been able to place advance of $1,000,000 by tho Canadian such large orders for war materials Government." with contractors in (he Dominion. | Nearly ?6,000;000 has been spent for Over Billion in Orders, i buildings for the Plying Corps. There The Board is receiving credits am- is a monthly expenditure ot $1,360,000 ouuting to $:;5.00O,O0O a month. It for equipment and maintenance. Tho has placed orders since the beginning' Toronto plant has constructed many of the war amounting to $1.200,000,-� machines to date. There will be hun-000. Orders for the comiag year ag- iireds of airplane engines ot high grogate ?500,000.000. It is estimated; power constructed in the next nihe that there are L'oO.OOO persons in Can ada employed on strictly war work. For munitions alone contracts have been distributed among l.OOO contractors and a billion dollars has been paid out. At present time there are over 400 manufacturers having oon-tractural relations with the Board. Tho following represent part ot the contribution made by tho people of Canada-for which they were paid months. Important Ship Industry The Government advanced $10,000,-000 for the Board and contracts tor 44 steel and id wooden ships were let. Thai was the beginning ot an immense business which promises to grow in peace years. Eighty-five per cent, of the Canadian factories are operating c>n a war PIGKEDUPIN FOR THE BUST VAN by the Imperial Munitions Board-for j basis. Our exports ot manufactures j war purposes: 60,000,000 shells of all: have increased from lo millions in descriptions, 60,000,000 copper bands, 45,000,000 cartridge cases, ,10,000,000 fuses, 65,000,000 pounds of powder, 30.000,000 pounds of high explosives, j 1,800,000 tons of steel ot which 1,450,-000 tons were produced in Canada. Seven National Plants The Board has built and equipped GERMANY MUST BE BEATEN IN THE FIELD . The war must go on until Germany Is properly trounced. The German yeace note means nothing else. It doesn't admit that it has been a sinner hut it will 'be compelled to do so before the war is ended. AU negotiations should cease. Germany must be told that the price ot peace is a just and complete punishment, as present stra,ight commission form ot government, adopted by the citizens in 1913, might, with good results to the city, be replaced by government by a city manager and elected council of commissioners, is not new to many local ratepayers, who have been considering foi" some time"~tlx8 advisability of such a change, "The mayor's suggeBtion,' however, is really the first attempt to give publicity to such a Elan in Lethbridge. Before considering any new plan pi city government, however, the citizens of Lethbridge will have to be pretty thoroughly convinced that the change is for the better. . As yet there are many citizens who are not in agreement that commission form of government is better than the old aldermanlc form ot government which obtained before 1914. "The Herald 1913 to 6S6 millions in lOlS. That is the result of tho Imperial JIunitlona Board's activities, and because the i Finance Minister was able out of Loan funds to advance the necessary capital. It has been an immense .thing for Canada, But the work must go on. kMM mm Vast Nnmbers Close to the City -Navigation on the Yukon Closes. Dawson, Y.T., Oct. 23.-Navigation has closed on the Yukon river for the year. The last steamers from Dawson and the lower 'i'ukon points reached White Horse, where have gone into winter quarters. w N'T POSTPONE Oi CIPAIGN Epidemic Cannot Be Allowed to Block Progress of Necessary War Loan. Toronto. Oct. 21.-At a meeting of the Victory Loan Dominion executive held this afternoon it was unanimous-have ly decided that despite the prevalence tliey I of influenza there should be no post-' ponement of the campaign. The largest number ot out-going | In view of reports from a few pro-, passengers that ever left the Yukon | vlnces all districts where the epidemic in one day crossed the White Pass to ; was seriously interfering with organl- Skagway on Monday, when 400 landed there. zation work the question of possible postponement has- had the constdera �well as a change in its form of govern, ment. Germany doesn't seem,.to be | doubts whether this number is very in earnest. Of course it wants' peace! large, however, but at the same tim'e because it knows that it Is on the down grade and 1b going to be soundly whipped. It would like to bring B halt to the war now, hut Germany's desires are not of its own ordering at present It doesn't want to admit Its sins but on the other hand attempts to defend its course. It would be alUy to settle with a nation when it was In that mind. Germany must have its eyes thoroughly opened before !t will confess its guilt. We must keep up the eys opening campaign. A few battlea on its own soil �will do a lot ot good in bringing Germany to the penitent bench. Canada can assist in meting out the punishment by oversubscribing the Victory Lioan and slamming the onemy harder than ever. It is the last heavy pimches that will bring the evil one to the ropes. An oversuh scribed loan �Brtll undoubtedly help to open Germany's eyes to the fact that Canada means business just as the tTnited States' fine oversubscription nails the decision of our friends across the border to bang away until all German hands are up, yielding to democracy and abandoning autocracy as well as paying for all its sins of four years. that fact sbowa that -w'o should move slowly before taking steps to make further changes. As a matter of fact, the success or failure of any government is dependent on the mien at the head of the government. Commission ftorm ot government is alright with the right elected representatives In charge. The city manager form of government would be a failure with the wrong man at the head. And as the The last mail to arrive in Dawson ; tion of members'of-the executive dur-this year by Water reached here in a i ing the past week. Tadoy's meeting launch today' from White Horse. It; was called specially to definitely de-ran the last 50 miles through floating' cide'the issue. i6e. For a long stretch the launch While there was no disposition to minimize either the extent or the dis- passed large herds of caribou swarm- tressing nature of the epidemic, it ing the islands and rjver banks. Herds; -jyas felt that mor^ harm than good of hundreds o^ thousands ot caribou j ^as likely to result from postpone-are roaming the hiUs a few miles east: ment. The main factors against post-of Dawson. Scores ot people are kill-1 ponement were: The Immediate need ing great numbers for their winter i for (.he money to be raised by the loan meat supply. The number is so great; for war purposes; the uncertainty as that no ^visible dmiunition is caused : to how long it will take the epidemic by the slaughter. Caribou sells here at an average of 20 cents a i)ound by the carcass. OCAL DEALERS NOTTOBLAl A private complaint has recently been addressed to the Herald by a, Lethbridge workingmau in which he' ^e"" ^'^^'^ Present. In some localities to die out in the various provlnles, no two ot which are affected alike at the same time, and the bad weather later in tho year preventing thorough work by canvassers; the additional expense involved; and the loss of that momentum of interest in the loan which is already abundantly manifest. Mean time, the war continues regardless of influenza. The chairman, Mr. E. R". Wood, reported that he had telegraphed every province asking for a survey of .the situation from a medical stand point with an expression of opinion from the health officers as to when conditions might be expected to be bet- stjites that local wholesalers do not where the epidemic has been worst, appear to be helping Southern Alberta' 'ast few days has produced a no-producers by means of buying their, tleeable improvement, butter and cheese products of South-1 Reports received by telegraph from ------o____. ,ern Alberta factories. It is stated that' nearly ^every province were .unani- noople do the electing they have I cheese brought to the city is lab- ] mously in favor of going on with the themselves to blame should any system fail. GETTING RID OF a bad ELEMENT The activity of the last few days in ridding the city of some undesirable elements Is to be commended. This class was a menace and while there may be dliflcalty.in dealing with them. It Is best to show them they are not "acceptable. Men who are nothing but leeches, on the weaknesses of others, should always be given the readiest exit from the city. Illicit booze' sellers, tin born ^gamblers and tiie like, should be taught to give Lethbridge a wide birth. Once out of the city, they should be Kept out. On one point in the mayor's statement advocating a change the Herald takes issue, and that is that "the elled "finest Ontario cheese," and the | drive as scheduled. Even one or two statement is made that the manager; of the few wlio had previously sug ot one cheese factory in the south i gested postponement declared that charged local wholesalers with beat- conditions were brightening and that ing them down on cheese prices so they now favored proceeding full that they could not produce cheese and"! steam ahead. still pay the farmers enough forj EncourageniRnt -wab derived from straight commission with a 15 per j their milk to make the dairy business'the tact that tlie entire United States cent recall petition Is too close to the ' profHable. The statement is also made. Llberiy loan arive, their biggest tlnan-neonle" Juat now the allied armies i ^^^^ y^^"" butter was retail-; cial effort of tho war, has been con- people. Just now the allied armies ; j^^^uy g- ^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^ the ducted under very serious influenza German cardston Creamery Co., was selling, conditions and carried to a triumphant their output at 32',^ cents. The Herald intervic.-vvcd a number of the local wholesale produce dealers. are fighting to bring the government closer to the people. We haya yet to see the government that is too.close to the people. Those favoring a dictatorship, of course, differ. Practise economy today and so protect yourself against the uncertain-tigs ot tomorrow. Now he Is a praying kaiser. Not long ago he was a preying kaiser, observes the Hamilton Herald. over-subscription. It was felt tliat the public would appreciate tho ciifiicuHy which the epi- With .regard to cheese the statement, demlc has created and respond to the ,"1 '^^'^l^'^ ^^^"^ '^"'�^"^ canvass even more sympathetically 1917 he bad had an order with one of, and enthusia.stieally than it conditions the cheese factories of the south for thref> tons of cheese at tie going price. were normal. On the basis of the foregoing facts and considerations, the . , - -,----' i.ttv,>..na,.,. n...J,'''�\^f-^<^.\- ^^'-7^^ ^^^^^^^ port probably 100 tons to supply the f'� invest $300,000 In de^iand. �'"^^ Victory Loan. Reeve Cunningham has ^cen appointed cioik and treasurer of the township of Orillia. : (WHAT ABOUT A CITY MANAGER Mayor Hwdle's suggestion that the dollars and a Victory Bond. someone started a new game. The game consisted in blindfolding the men and letting them catch the girls. Those the men caught they had to kiss after taking off the bandage, or in default pay a fine of one dollar, Tho Winnipeg girl came home with thirty-two all the butter orders they could handle, and there was no reason why they could not havr- secured the going price, which was in the neighborhood of 40 cents. Dimcan Pearson, governor of the Dauphin jail, dug 223 potatoes from two hills. The tubers weighed la pounds. mmir you f^AY LEND CARRIED AWAY Ar? you among the thousands of nien,and women who are carried away by the catalog habit? Is there anyone in your immediate family circle who is allowing this habit to run away with him. If so, there is work for you to do. This habit started more than forty years ago. It is this same habit that has stunted ,^he growth of thousands of communities. It has built up a few enormously large cities at the expense of your town. Don't allow a habit like this to run away with you. Take the bit in your own teeth. Investigate for yourself. Find out. Talk it over with your home merchant. Get your heads together. That habit is hurting both. By killing this habit you benefit yourself, your children, youf fieighbors, your community. Spend your money at home.