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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD 13, 1920 THE HERALD'S PAGE OF LIVE LOCAL NEWS Offence to Almighty to Send Bombs up in Air to Explode In His Face LETHBRIDGE, ALBEHTA, That's What Boer Legislature Said About Rainmaker's Pretensions One of the foremost scientific men In Canada writes at follows .to President Marnoch of the Board of Trade: "Thank you for the clippings from Ihs Lethbrldje Daily Heralds on 'Rani-makiil'g'In Southern' btrta'.' 1 sni very much.amiited at the contents of these. I should not have been Inclined to be quite so serious ft Stu- part of the Office and tlie chief, of the weath- er bureau at Washington. ''When a similar proposition was put up to the legislature of the Traftsvssij.; Krugei-'s day, it was ' offence to the Almighty Jo 'stria bcmbj high up :tri the'air-to ex- plode In his face.' -Why-doesn't someone among' the bright.young., people, of the province of.Alberta resort to the.same plea for rojecl- ing such attempts to 'produce rain." "The vrerid is, at time's, for me' a great factory for One o( the guests, Strugef, got away from tLo melee by gelling a window. The magistrate In the end fliied Haiuka ?25 and'costs.and Tlslutt ?3 anil costs. And this was the end of tie christening for the present, with, it Is stated, a clvii action To fol- low for damages to bo started toy Tis- SEEDING WILL START ABOUT ZOTH Work on the land iu South- ern Alberta will start on the 20lu at the earliest, according to Stipt. Falrfield of the Experi- mental Farm. It there are fur- ther storms this week, the starf will bo even further delayed. The delay however encourages ilr. Kalrfleld to think that.' though the acreage may be cur- tailed somewhat, the yield will bo all the better for the late spring. Some years seeding has practically been finished in Southern Alberta by April 20 PAGE SEVEN Four Appeals Parties Leaving Soon (o Complete Details Active work on the development ot the LelhbrWee Northern project ccnimeuco at the end ot this week. Then camps will have feeeri opened for Ibe surveyors, who .will leave Ijoth- bridge within the next two days. The first camp will be opened about livcn- ty-six-mllea west o! LetbbriiiBe where1 the bead gate 'will eventually be' erected The members of the board ot the Lethbrldge Northern arc determined to _ proceed with the development or the Retail Merchants Will Discuss and do riot feel any shyness Propel on Thursday Evening EXPERIMENTAL FARM TO GROW SUNFLOWERS Kour acres of Russian sun- flower will be planted at the Experimental Farm here tbls spring, and Supt. Falrfleld Is go- ing to make a strenuous effort to beat the 34.G yield record established by G. Fl. Hutton on the C. P. R. demonstration farm at Strathmore last vear. Mr Falrfleld states that the mater- ial for the silo is now on tho ground, and thero will be no question about carrying the sunflower experiment to Its pro- per conclusion next Seed of the sunflower may be obtained from any good seed house. Initiating Bill Revolving l''und For SfatcAid f f, Interest In irrigation Montana Is Just as intense as it Is in Alberta, according to copies oi Mon- tana papers reaching the Herald's es- change desk. Quite recently a niceling of Mon- tana Irrlgators was huld-iu Helena firm nnnl" were-made for drawing: i-U.UUU.UUO up a bill tor state aid for irrigation, which will .come before tho most session of the legislature short- ly. Plans were conpleted to put on a campaign !n May for securing a pV tllion of to 35.000 names to tbo Initiative measure for presentation (o Request by Civic That'Siich Agreement Be Signed Is Refused I of Ihal tmly m the wec'ai bill pro- _ __ riding for financial assistance to the [project. As soon as word was re- Ernplovees the half-holiday at the offices of the Lethbrldge on for a genera! meet- -Northern concerning the disposal of ing oi; tlie detail Merchants' Asrocla- 'tiou has iecn called for Thursday night ill the Board of Trido oKlces. The The city council had under consid- eration a request from the civic em- ployees tbat a contract for a .year bo signed embodying all the present rates I1 of wages and conditions attached, to i mechns Is scheduled to commence at I So far it is considered that the mer- chants will look favorably on afternooii aa the tlmo for the though thero has' been civic employment at the present ,aeitatlon throughout tho excepting the fire department the iJnco lo Saturday afternoon employees in which Eifll insist on rest. This Is the first Walcr; for Christening liut Was Something Stronger For Celebrating their-request for twenty-lour hours' [leave of absence per week. j: The commissloner3-t.relt that thev were unable ito accede -to the ren.uesY made, and inVconlplianiie-'with this de- cision passed tho following rcsoiu- the difficulty about giving twenty-four Jidiii's" as requested would involve, (be city in the question with tlie fire underwriters of toeing- It- undermanned to the extent of several hnen, and Whereas ir the city had, hy grant- ins to the- firemen twenty-four- hours' to into! the underwriters' con some agitation throughout tiio prov- I oral meeting called since the election of officers, and on that occasion it made plain that it the members do not tuni out to meetings somo mem- bers of the executive will resign. 'stood those orders were given with an undtraUnding that they misht'be cancelled should the iugis- jh, liliasdiyk. norlnls, iiiay'ha-c i young to admiring rela- tives and friends iu an atmosphere with-'a-itrshcV-of- trouble :iu- -air. It all camo out In.llie ('hristeniuy cele- liralion at thu liomo of the fond par- ents -in T llrtrt J. r ..7- I auu depart-: the firemen can under rons'ontble- circumslanties, bv'request get a twenty-four liouri' leaVe. ..Therefore be It resolved- that while the council is very desirous of meet- Ing all reasonable requests of em- ployees, it cannot involre the city in any further increased cost of opera- tion and must therefore decline to comply with the- firemen's request at this time. be it further- 'respired that since the council's unders'tandlng of wages, -etc.; agreement is -based 'on the, A. H. and I. Company's scale and can only vary with "It according to the" council the council's do not think 4lilJ further with the matter than to ex- press a full Intention -or livms up to the expressed "and implied contract with its employees, and it further resolved that no council has the right to hind succeed- ing councils to any fixed conditions that arc not absolutely neceaiary. Annual Meeting of Sou (hern Al berta Body Will Hear Ini-V portanl- Reports growers will gather ii'Leth- hfirige on' Thursday to hold the an- nual meeting of the South .'Alberta Wool Growers' Association. This or- ganization. has a