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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta TIE LETHBnaXSE DAU.Y HERALD THURSDAY. APRIL 17, 1919 She Jktbbrtoge Deralb LY AND WEEKLY "e... ,-_L------ and HERALD PRINT- INfl COMPANY, LltUTtO l Ssuth, W A. Bucnanan Managing Director Torrance Business TELEPHONES Budntu Oifkc 1252 1224 Member Audit Bureau ol CircuUttoni, Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered per week.......15 Dsllr, delivered', per year ......S7.60 by mail, per yen ......S5.M Weetly.'by mill, per "Weekly, by mall per year to U.S..J2.00 cf ot jear daUy on address label. Accept- uicc papers afier eipiration date Is jur to conilniie tbs cub- scrtplion. THE DEMANDS OF J k THE CIVIC EMPLOYEES Kiih the deiuauds of the wsrkers (or increased wage's by means of Uie same, Iccreased comforts, there cannot but be syntpaiby. panicularly si a tinie when the cost of living has Deduced the man with a small wage to in existence witn. the bare necessities of life. is lucreased, with a certain'amo'cntj.ot indisnatioa added, employer li> "making tig profits' tut 'Of hjg employees, and dtmies the way of a >tare of Ibem'by an Increase of "wages. The Ihe'demand, of th? civic employees" Elands- on a different demand for higher city is ID a position whejeiooC accuse it profiteering.' Jn'lacUt is financial- ly ]n the sUuftVitm of making it diffi- cult to make tSJtti No one .can legitimatelf (Juifrel with the de: >ands of the- elVlc employees. If it Is at all the same should granted, to the rea- kmableness of-tie requests made. This -Is Commissioners ;to wort out. i In the coQJideraUon'of the qnestioa should be borne in mind by the em 'ployees that the Commissioners are speedy or 'employers (riih their individual selves to consider "tlftlre'foreT( .tier ttmes eliminated. The Commissioner in fact nol themselves but th' {-'public to, consider; and their resporisi vfcllHy is adde_d lo in that, they. IP but the TDOI ?y of others. The public will no Drudge, or should not grudge, the in -crease of wages where shown to b rarraDled and- wnere there are jnekn to provide for the sa'nie. In the negotiations VrjicJ] nov been opened to enable the miners to I i-uss through lo an standard of life, ooth socially and industrially, and in an ordered fashion, without at present having recourse to tho 'arbi- trament of industrial strife. Iu p'.aiu terms, the miners have already achiev- ed by the public, yreseutatio'n of tuelr the most dofiuite step forward iu iheir history. The increase of two shillings a'day. grameO in the Santey doos not represent the original of 30 per tent. being only 20 per cent. The miners, however, decided to accept the same in the fact that the Government's offer is to maintain increase even in view of a 'decline ID Ihe cos! of living, and to grant the In- crease as from January sth of this year. In the matter of hours the Sankey report reduces those of sutiuce work- ers in the mines from 43 hours, per week, exclusive of meal times, to hours, per week, eiclusive ot meal time. The hours vi underground men re to be' rediiced la July iiy one hour day..-The 'ol .organization uiongst the ihhiErs ibcinseltes will etermlne whether a further reduction I an hour in 1920 or In 1931 is eco- possible. The Sankey report does "not go into ne question of- the nationalization of nines beyond admitting that the pres-. nt system of ownership In the coal :uing industry of G.reat Britain stands ondenined. A report on this will be ubmltted.by the Coal .Industry Com- nisston jkl Ihe nan to Sdt hirnteK with the timnnce that wHw he ha are right. The Fit-Reforn fnarantee ai good ityle, careful tailoring and perfect only in ol character and correcineM. When you find k, yon need no other atMTance of The new fflruig in both and Orercoati are ready lor the inspection of thote men ,who enjoy seeing tailored 01 McGUIkE ;