Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE,TEN THE LETHBRIDCiK DAILY HERALD > FRIDA-Y, APRIL 5, 191* People's Forum Communications under this heading '. miuh bear ths signatures of the writers. , I We fully realise the difficulties in ! organising a new police force and for the creation of such U�e commission deserves to be complimented. There ' wag, wo belierts, � strong desire on i the part of both' the commission and their men to make the force superior to any that had over been in-the province. In view of the difficulties that were hound to ariee. the League has was prepared to make due allowance*, hut was very loath t But the matter grow worse day by invesligated before referring them to j day, lawbreakers grew bolder the superintendent, and only those j violations grew more frequent. traffic in iiquor had run wild BANKS not subject, to edmonton tax Ednionton, April 4.-*--By a decision of the ttw commute* of the legislature today banks in Kdmonton will not be subject to -the income tax provisions of the city charter. The banks are now in tiTe same category as railways, express companies and other concerns having branches throughout (he province. Tl ? i William Farrar, m LethbYldge bee; * j boy, who ia with Uncle Sam's fighting �> ^el.v escaped with nothing more, ser spread until the situation demnnded .io"8 *han tt f*w hB?r8 ,r" tJle THr strenuous a-tion ""ld tht* consequent fatigue. In a let- It was oniv w.'ieti we were convinced ,,er to. hls '�th�r nere. he telle of the that quiet and friendly methods were'! expert�BC3 a� follows: no longer of any nae that our League j n n t-bruary lltli. 1J1S brought the matter to the attention ;,,"*" . of the public. This was the only � 1 "m,n Southern England now and ,i--.. am feeling fine.- I guess yon heard that were, considered reliable were : . forwarded which in nearly all cases ; police were, according to their own " - " -----......!��- state- i admission, unable to cope with the course open. While we had the best temperance lesislation of any vince in (he Do , were h.tvhiR, in the opinion of many. aml i the poorest enforcement west of the Thc I Ottawa river. . . '1 he contained the most positive ments obtainable. To secure accurate ; situation Then the decision of the and' full information the league sent out a repdTrt Blank with questions upon it. This blank war acceptable to the chairman of the commission who offered some suggestions which were inserted. The League has given, gratuitously, the fullesr assistance pos-ible to the police commission, but apparently this voluntary service, given as in no other province, has not been appreciated. chief justice of the province in permitting liquor to be stored for export purposes created a more serious situation. Liquor came into (he province in large quantities, supposertly for export purposes, and afterwards ( ,� ,,, ,,, ! of the American transport Ttiscasla mi!S?� �? rJnJa. PT ^ w"8 torpeodoed Feb. 5tn Well 1 ^n-5o-n-,0_f,f,,�?d**.,W.*!w�s one of the men that scaped. I got into a lifeboat and it upset and about fifty men and myself dumped .... , . . ... , ,..,,, _,. ,into the ccad water of the Irish sea. tt nat wa* he trouble? U hi e we 11 WM ln }t al)OUt onp d ow ha, w,sh i. ciearty understood that nt. hours before , ./as PeacU?(, Dv another one has challenged the intent or the , lifeboat- We rowcd a, night am, ln integrny.ot the members of the po (the morn!ng the Waves washed us la e commission, the principal reason upon the rookv ohoroB of Irciatu!. tor Una condition ot affairs was the abo,t fi�teen 0, ,hem a,on DEATH OF GUELPH I^ADY ^....... ^ ........____________ Guelph. Ont., April 4.~-Death re- . - - , clothes men. t'pon inquiry we found j the "shore "XlonK* about"'ii'"a"in^ Uiis liquor was peddled everywhere , tiiat not ne goiitarv piain ci0thes man \ 8�tV,. � fishW boat and it cime ashore ize" �* ��is city yesterday ,when Mrs. TWO OF HIS MAJE8TV8 SQUADRON OF DUMMY BATTLESHIPS, which for seven months sailed the North Sen, and the Germans endeavoured faithfully to destroy them, and ended by being decoyed into the^Battlo of tho Dogger Banjf. Above are seen the sham Dreadnoughts. Tho false upper works of tho dummy battleships were built on a stout timbered framework which can be seen in front of the paralleled sides of pre-war days. Connlng-towers, turrets, tripod masts, all were painted same. ' v by the bootleggers whose busir.es grew so profitable, not' being seriously molested, that numbers of men left their ordinary callings and joiued 03WANS Maple. &uos A dainty. 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Special Prices on PORK for Tomorrow Loin of Pork, trimmed, per ft. .....32c Shoulder Roast, per ft................30c Leg Roast, any size, per .ft................ 32c Whole Legs', per lb. .......\*..........30c Side Pork, per ft. . %\..................25c Pork Head*, per ft.............----.. \2}/2c Pure Pork SAUSAGE, per ft.............30t Pork and Beef SAUSAGE, per ft...........25c 2 lbs. for...........................45c FRESH EGGS, per dozen................ 45c CREAMERY BUTTER, per ft. ..........; 55c We also have a good selection-of home killed Veal and Beef at moderate prices. Westminster Meat Market 310 THIRTEENTH STREET N. whose sole duty was the enforcement j gB(j rescued"ns!""l was "so^ weak" when Elisabeth J. Knowles, widow of the of the Liquor Act was in the employ- tney canlt} tnat thoy had to carry me 'ate G. H. Knowles, died after a ment of the commission, and the few j on '503^, 1 \ai& jj, tj,c' hospital two Driel[ Illness. One of her sons is C detectives employed were unable to | dava before I could walk. 1 don't' investigate eveu the other crimes |waRt no'more trips across the Irish committed. (Eveu now only seven j seai but I have to crcs the English plain clothes men are employed for , channel on my way- to France, the whole of the province on the Li-j \ am enclosing part* of the life-savor quor act). The brass buttoned otfi- j that, held me up when I was in the cers soon discovered they could get: water. Keep it. Write soon, little or no evidence against offend- j BILL ers, and growing discouraged, mftny j T======--=====s=====?========~? of them gave up the attempt. Many j. of the police were decidedlv of the bootleggers say, 11 can take what Ht-opinion that the Liqnor Act could not: *le risk tnere Because of the large be enforced without the use of a j profits.' The fear of the law has large number ot plain clothes men. j departed. There is po getting away Upon this pollcv the two acting mem-1 trom tn� tact t'�at the failure to en- O. Knowles, general manager of tho Canadian Press, Limited. found dead. Washington, April 4.-James King, night watchman at the offices of the committee on public information, was found dead early today with a bullet hole through his head. Examination of King's pistol indicated that ho had tried to fire it and that the cartridges failed to explode. Officials said no valuable papers are kept at the committee's office^ and they could find nothing to show that the place had been searched. The Worlds Best Coffees bers of the commission (the third member being overseas) were divided, but the chairman decided the matter, and took the responsibility in attempting to enforce law with uniformed men oply. This decision has brought the commission under serious force effectively the Liquor Act Is responsible for a large increase of violations. s The present policy of enforcing law j has been weighed is the balance and found wanting. In all fairness and equity, the Police Commission of this criticism, has caused the policeforce J province must either adopt an entire-to lose much of its prestige. . j different method and give a satis The chairman of the police commis-sion and the superintendent evidently j do not care to admit the collapse of i the law enforcement. There is no i question that throughout the province 1 the opinion prevails that there is no efficient effort being made to enforce the Liquor Act. Public drinking and drunkenness are growing more common every da)% and the amount of liquor coming into the province, both legally and illegally is rapidly increasing. The Calgary News-Telegram says "It is possible to get a bottle of whiskey at almost every corner.", The Lethbridge Herald says "'There ; is much complaint about the enforce- � ment of the Liquor Act and it is war- \ ranted. Unquestionably there is a great deal of illicit sale of liquor in : Lethbridge and undoubtedly through-; out the province. factory enforcement or leave the task to (others. Yours respectfully, Alberta Social Service League, 11. J. Keith, President, L. C. McKlnney, M.L.A., First Vice-Presidenti, Canon Howcroit, Second Vice-President, \V. G. Hunt. Third Vice-President, J..). H. McDonald, ^ Treasurer. A. W. Coone, ! General Secretary, A. I). Archibald. Field Secretary. CHARGED WITH SEDITION Winnipeg, April 4-Three men-were The"puWic Arrested by the provincial police and f rs""diMati*s"fied" with the enforcement: for using alleged seditious language ! of the LiquorVct." These statements regarding the war. They appeared in t are borne out bv many complaints: court this morning and pleaded not i which come to the office of the League : *ul)t>'- The cases were remanded tilt ; from all over the province But we very much regret to say j that the strongest proof we have yet I seen as to the failure of the police i to enforce the act is to be foua.i in the statement ot Superintendent McDonnell recently given to the press. He states that during the nine months of the operation of the provincial police they have secured "25 convictions. The superintendent mnits to say how many complaints were re-ceiTed and how many were not investigated. The League office alone sent in S46 complaints covering ten I months. According to the snperin- j .tendent's reports to our office only 35 j cases were investigated and only 3 convictions secured. Little encouragement for those working for a pro- i per law enforcement! If the super-! intendent now produces other figures than those, he places himself iu an unenviable position. But if 725 convictions for .violations tiiidfer the Liquor Act were secured during nino months, what would it prove? Tnare was on average of 3i'5 men on the force during these nine months which would mean i 80 convictions per month, or that it took an average ot 40 days per man to secure a conviction. Of course. It must not be forgotten that these men had other work to do. But taking the figures which' the superintendent gives regarding the "plain clothes" force which previously enforced the act his uniformed force certainly falls below the standard. He tars this'previous force secured 417 convictions in nine months. The average number of men which were then on the force was 20-all plain clothes men-which would be about one-sixth of the force which the superintendent now has. To have measured up with the old force, the present force should have secured over 2,400 convictions under the Liquor Act, instead of 725, particularly when violations were much more prevalent. It is quite evident that no matter how energetic a force with brass buttons may be, they cannot enforce the Liquor Act as plain clothes men can. If we are to give any credence to the statements we hear every day, there are more violations fn the province in one day than the* police secured convictions in nine months. If one bootlegger can sell $90u worth of liquor in one day, how many violated the law through this trade alone? Surely the utter inadequacy Of the policy adopted by the chairman of the polite commission is evident. But one thing -more must be charged. The failure of the police to en-! force the Liquor' Act has been the j principal cause of increasing violations. When men realize they cau break the law arjd escape punishment, the number of violators increases. 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