Internet Payments

Secure & Reliable

Your data is encrypted and secure with us.
VeraSafe Security Seal

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives

- Page 7

Join us for 7 days to view your results

Enter your details to get started

or Login

What will you discover?

  • 108,666,265 Obituaries
  • 86,129,063 Archives
  • Birth & Marriages
  • Arrests & legal notices
  • And so much more
Issue Date:
Pages Available: 10

Search All United States newspapers

Research your ancestors and family tree, historical events, famous people and so much more!

Browse U.S. Newspaper Archives

Select the state you are looking for from the map or the list below

OCR Text

Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald's Page Lave Local News J.ETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Local News Where To Find It MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1919 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. PAGE SEVEN Help the LA.A.A. Drive For Funds to Provide Healthy Sport For Lethbridge Boys And Girls "QNEIDIWIN-NOI UNION" OTN1TO1ALBC MEMBERUVEIT DESCRIBES O.B.U. Sends Out Circular Letter Tell- ing Why He is Fighting New Move meat "One big union" it the terse manner in which Root. Ltv- ett, Interntaioaal board member. Dis- trict -N'o. 18. 11. M. W.' of A. describes the One Big Union proposal uov be Inn voted on bx'.the labor men of Western Canada In a signed letter, sent oat by him the weekend, which concludes a; follows: "I ain out to combat this One Big Disrup- tion" movement aiid defeat the efforts of certain Individuals wlio seem de- termined to destroy our organization regardlees of any suffering or hard- ship that may.result to you and yours.' On Tuesday ni'sht Snsnar of the Miners Union will speak in Leth- H 6 That no tplld or loe ical arftiment hu bees adduced to prove the of the laterutional uaton. All argument! '.hare. directed at the officialdom of aame. And it U neitliar strange nor wondroui that the oKclala (or at the wcalled "One Big Union" are already receiv- ing their (hare of criticism. That Industrial Trades Union- ism mmt.flrst start with the organisa- tion of the various crafts and trades In each industry. S. The "One Big Union" movement la not new; it bas hem-tried on this continent before, and failed. It Is at present in force In Australia, and 1 have yet to discover (and the Aus- tralian worker, too) tbat it has secur- ed for him "lie (ull product of his or even a greater share tian hia Canadian brother ehjbra. Further, it would be well to rtnoe'mzer that Au UIUT..COL. R1PLEY ARRIVES IN CANADA Ueut.-Col. Blair Rlpler n- turatd to Canada the other day aad after spetidinc a couple 4 ot daye in the east, will cone to for a Tlalt. Mrs. Rlpler la aow in Uthbrldae aad eat been for none Rlpley has not trait- ad his parents here for some years. Old timers In the cltr are also looking forward with a great deal of pleasure to wet- comlEj him home from the war where he established an excel- lent- record' with the Canadian 4 Railway troops. 4 -s f listed, and belcnged to them on thetr j return. i The rtterani. said Mr. were In aympsihy naturally with the unions, but had no use Tor Bolshevists for Ihel0. B. U. which, ho con- sidered, was the child of the wavers of the red and the I. W. W. A number of tha adherents of the 0. B. U., present, when liven the privilege II of Grett War ot uUat questions, did not avail an at BUirmore on of it. and made no reply DENOKOIU. President Longworth, ot the local C. W. V...V. KM up In Blairtnore on j Sueiay atUnilng a raeetine; of veUr- ua of Ihe Crow': N'eit Pass ANY IN ALBERTA Sunday representative of the veterans in the I person of President ALIEN HAD GUN; FINED The city.arsenal lias been replen- _____ the Ished by the addition of a .31 auto- moraing, a_ntl a public meeting in the uiatic Colt, from the own- A large number of veter-1 er, Pete Nlchlta, wr.o was further the rooming meeting. aad In tke afternoon the opera house was packed. Mr. Longworlh placed Wfora, aseetlng in tha afternoon iha pealtan of the releians' organisa- tion. He aaM tliat it was not intend- ed to eoafllct with labor organizations bat- them in tha fact that H M the veterans belonged 16 libor orfaaltatlons before they cn- fined the sum of and at the ctly police court (or being in sUm of the same. The armed wai captured at No. 0 mines by Sergt. Bovkvr and Detective Egan of the city police. On bU release from CUE< tody .SIchfU arrested and taken charge of by Detective Lobb of the Mounted Pollco for having a wea contrary to the AJIen Enemy Act. LMt CORP. HUM WAS mm HI WO hai been received that thft Corp. Xormin Rob is on, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. RoMiou. ol thii city, irho waa killed in the flfhtiog on thf Cunal du N'ord has recommended for the Bclgiaa crolt giierrc for work in Ihe field. Corp. Norman Robiton was one of tiro sons given by this family to the war. He was a member of the famous Fig hi in c Teutb. FEDERATION MEETS THURSDAY The mettJDK of the Lethbridce F of Civic called for has been postpones Co Ttiurs day. To being in of druji (or the purpowB of Won Wlaj, Chmaman, pleaded EUnly at the city police court Miia and fined and costs. droc ia quev- Uon vn morphine sulphate valued at about 170 an ounce and together with a Chinese apothecary's wai tha result of a raid made on tha China- man's premises by Sergt. Bowter and Detectives Egan and Wallis, .GETTING LIBRARY READY The Bhtlres in tbe public .Ibrarr ire all fixed and the arranged. The date warn library Ttill opetied will shortly an- nounced. The rotunda ol Y.M.C-A. is to to afford better' light for reading. bridge on the'Ono HlB Union. He I r ____ strongly in favor of the scheme and l tralia lias no Uniled Slates adjoining, will advance argumenis to combat, 9. That the autocratic dictatorship those set forth lit Mr. Livell's leller i relegaieu u. which follows: Calgary. Alta.. April 3, 1919. Dear Sir and Brother: In taking .the stand of opposinj the "One movement. launched it the Western Confer- ence of Labor, Calgary recent- ly, let mo distinctly slate that I am nut nnnnsed .In industrial unionism, or the Vdeals and aims of labor as fonh at the conference. 1 have been a mcrnbor c-f the greatest industrial labor organization on this continent for many' years, therefore could not logically oppose any real .or sincere movement that had for its object the consolidation of all labor forces. 1 am setting forth some of my rea- sons for opposing this so-called "One Big Union" movement, which, while it may accomplish a .cerlata amount of good Jin arousing the me'mberahic. anil impreislng upon our international officials'the necessity of broadening their views, will certainly never suc- ceed In Citing labor In Wentern Can- ada Union." 1. f regard it as the acme of absur-, eniiwn tae Central U that the'y may neter be called to account for their spent or ballots submitted. 1 do not wish In make any personal attack upon the individuals comprising the "Central Committee" or .those who displayed so much, teal- in promoting this movement, bat most of these mes (until quite recenIIy) regarded the trade union movement and Industrial union movement aa something so an- tiquated and obsolete that thev reserv- ed their most scathing sarcasm to condemn it. Their riev.ef neflected an opportunity to abuse and diacredlt the nfficiala of any while hocesiy of parpou and sincer- ity they regarded as so, much aentl- menl and nonwnaeT-eicepti of course, found tbemselves'involved. After years of these tactica we find hem but to sate' the worker through lie medium of "One Union." ready o take the funds of these uniou to propafale Ihelr ideaa. 1 ajf of the opinion that, the last iity lo talk Big UniOnT'wlti a seccesion of our international "affil- iations. 2. I cannot regard llio present sioveroenl as anything, more than a most deliberate attempt at DISUNION, and at a lime when every nerve and' effort should he extended to-consoli- .date bur You will notice that practically uo machinery lias been created to carry out the so-called "One Big Union'', beyond the "Central Com- mittee" of five.iihe collection of'a 2 per cent, per capita from the various Unions, and the taking of what ia term- ed a "referendum.ballot." 3. The melh'oil of taking this ballot and tho absolute powers '-be "Central Committee" In counting and tabulating same are something that finds no 'parallel in the annals of his- tory or industrial unionism. 4. So'far as I am this "Cenlral Committ ipulate the vote ao as lo creat a ma] orlly or whichever it gards as expedient 5. -That we. haVe not exhausted the possibilities of international tciluslriai and that all future, organlxa tlons, whether ctraceked in Canada or the States, moat be international in character and aallnnal. able'to gather ttee" can man- That Seems to be Answer Demands of the Civic Federation to thing wljh to form ahy .thiat they aioit sincere- y hope to disruiit Olif lireHnt organ- ization1 in the (ooluh belief that "the? must disrupt and deetroy before they can bilid." The old moufrown phil- osophy of the dlimallil, ".That con- dltloni must be pji4e worae before they can be made better." Personally I bare, aafficient confid- ence in the common seas' e of the work- er, who will not'Ve. stampeded Into pulling down the him elf at the merer of the cipiUliit ele- he hat hallt hli 1 am a coal miner; I have worked beside Buy of the men In this Diatrict, and 'can do to scain. -1 am not a allTer-totuned orator Marxian, kut claim that 1 am at sincere in (or labor as the promoters of the so-called "One Blf Union." .1 resignation in the hands o{ the Execu- tive Board and'1 am combat Una "One Big DterapUoa') moreoMnt and defeat Uie efforts of certain indir- iduala who seeai to de- etroy our organliatlen regardless o! tnrTerhui or barAship tiat may re- sult to you and yoBn.' fratersally. 1 :ROBT, UVBTT, I.B.M., Dial. Ut A. "When Tea or Coffee Jabs Ypu in some tender part of your anatomy, don't blame them- blame yourself can have ail the pleasure of tea and coffee minus their harni.if you dririK INSTANT PO.5TUH "There's a Reason" The "Bill of Rights" of the l.eth- bridge Federation ot Civic came up for consideration and discus- sion at tho meeting ot the city this morning, and is undergoing an- lysis and dissection by the mayor ami commiastonera. The council is armed with data as to wage scales and other matters prevailing in cities and cor. poratlons that employ labor on a large' scale, and hare arrived at the conclu- sion thai in "i per cent of the cases of wages paid throughout Alberta, the wtget paid by the city are more than the average, and-In the remaining !3 per cent, with the exception'of a very few the scale city equals the average. The demand of the civii employees are contained on seven pages of fool- scap comprising scale of wages, orer- iae, leave of absence, double sick leajTe, holidays, etc. The council endorsed the request of he Dominion 'Aseocietimj of Fire Chief a forwarded by Seoretary from vVooditoek, Ont.. askitg ance in the movement for a lire pre- vention and clean-up week, commenc- ing Monday, May otb, to help in .re- ducing Canada's lamentable ire. IMA, estimated at per per cent of which cma be our cities will only become more-lri- terested-in fire prevention and protec- tion. A letter from Harry Bragg, of the Repatriation committee, Ottawa, aa to the city, in common with other muni- cipalities, forming a "Welcome Home" committee of-cit'Eens; was referred to the mayor for aid replr. The objects o! the committee were stated follows: (1) To welcome ill retumeii toln- (2) To receive any complaints from returned soldiers and to forward them to the department of the Soldtera' Civil Re-establishment, Ottawa. (3) To help the returned soldier .to Ind employment. (4) If positions exist locally for which returned soldiers are sot mij- able, to notify the departasenl at Ot- so that men can'be sent trvn the nearest demobilization station to occupy the tame. witb voluntary organizations. f To keep a general overelfkt over returned soldiers and their (M. ilies.S The bylaw relating to plumWni m- stallattons was amended aa follows: For alteration In Installation o< piiimbing where water cloeet and not more than three flx- tarn are Installed, 11.00; where lie installation Includes a water clawrt and not more than three other fixtures fl.M; for each additional fixture Sic, but the minimum fee to ke charged shall not WEEK-END ALL OVER SOU1H Meirture Frew Qatartcr to Hilf InekHMn SW NctM rarrtnt a quarter to pair an hick brrKfef the total fat the year am two lacket. Ml trw Friday gichl till BOOB, all ortr Southern Alberta, accordlai reioru retdred by the HeraM. Locally tmw ratn bega fallhH atxrat ntae o'clock erealif iBtemlttMtlr tin day uoon. The areclvltatftrn at lyetb- hrldse was In all quarter ot aa Inch dtrriiif the utores. In aaany olber parts It iras hlft- It general In dlatrkli wban tamers taa on (it land u.