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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TIIl'MSnAY, APniL 18, lOlS TIIE LETni'.niDOE DAILY HERALD Grace Defends Truck Purchase But Announces Resignation Tlid lollowiiiK lellor was liaiulcil to '! In; Iloi-alf) .VRHl.oj'd/iy niivvnoon foi' riililirallon. 'riiii IJi'i-nlil rcfli'i'tn lliat lliis v.'aK Ido Ia.t() to pul))i;ili in ycs-li^ii.lay'ii r(|IUn)i_ bill, i,-; jjlad Id do ho toilay. Mr. Grace dctciiuls tlio action oi llui cii.y ci>ninilsHii)iiova in iJiirchaK-iiiK tlu! Kai'ljiu;" Inntk, also a'n iiiiunci-a lilK V(!Kign!illon I'roni lln.; ijosi-tion of p'lbllc workH conmiisHionor, to Uikc. oftect In days. LcllilirldKc Alia.. April 17. To (ho CifizoiiH of Lc(lil)i-i(lgc: In fipito of the advcrHC criUcisiu by four (.'lUzonfi and tlic "I^otliliridKi' lliTuld.' Ilio motor KarbaRC Iriick  lipciinj to bo It coni))ltUe kpcci^sk. tij) to last niglit it had worked Iwclvci lioiH'K and luid i\bnn oxai'lly tin.' wf.rk !!(Coiiipllalie(l' by oiio liorHe and carl and nuiit in six fnll diiyn, wliich proyCK that it will tiiko the place oV lour hor.�e.s and carlH now in n�e, and Is ^iiat wo expected. The, Bleol box ^yas nol np lo Hpeci-ficatloii. .and :i new one haK ]ici:n or-dornd which will a(hl very niaterially (o Us efficiency. It inii.^t be renioiii-liered that, a hlRh box cannot be nsed lis i( �oiiI(! be inipos.siblr for .a man to lil't a heavy garbaKe can up over tln^ cilice. But even with I he iircHcnt box a having of nearly .$4_OI)i).()i) annnally �wot!l(t be effected. the lime the contract was lei the l''or(l truck liad nol conn> oiii. and a Smith Korm-a-trurk wc^ the only thiun avuilal/le. I'erluips tlie man who snt;-Kesl(Hl that a Kord Iriulc only costs STno.nO does nol know that thi! hydraulic dump eo.sts over .fSOlKOO f.o.ii. AVindsor. which would Inive to lie added to tho cost of a I'^ord. Ifiirtliei'-more, it woulu have retpiirod two one-ton Ford.s with two gang.s lo do the same work which would have com-])Ietely nullified the efficiency of the syRtoni. The new truck is specially oiiuip-ped with u trailer hook whiirh enables lis to usd a trailer when desired. With si. light car this would be Impossible. We think it would only be fair for the citizens lo give ua a little time to make good before, they start in with such vicious criticisms. The "Herald" was very quick to F|ieak of (his .'54.(100.00 tnic'k a.s a $4,500.00 jokn. but we notice they diil not say aiiylhiiig about saving the taxpayers $2,600.00 by letting the advertising of the tax sale to the Leth-bridgo Telegram'' instead of to them. They acknowledge they were figuring on a $4,000.00 profit on a $4,800.00 job, which would pay for the truck, and if they had put it over thi; ratepayers would surely have had a right lo consider that the Commissioners had jdayed a very serious "joke" on tliera. And now. as tho "Lethbridgi! Herald" has taken it ujinn tliemselves to pry into my per.sona! affair.i. I doii'l mind acknowletlging that I had fully made up my mind to hand in niy resignation on the first of June to take effect In thirty days. Yours very Irulv. A. M. GUACE. Commissioner of Public Works. TWOL tLEDINACTl (lunncr IJanctt and Fte. 'rruvers i -dinner J). Moni.s Gassed GRACE Dims Many IJelicve That Fo.silion Should lie Joined With One of Others The dfifinlle statement is made today in a letter aiipoaring in the Herald from Commissioner Grace, that he will resign on June 1st, tlius confirming tin; rumor pubiislied hy the Jierald on Tuesday. Since the publication of the first intimation that rnminisaioner Grace might resign there has been a greal Ileal of talk among ratepayers as to the appointment of a successor. Opinion Kcoms to vary considerably. Some boliove it '.vill be necessary to continue aa in tho past by filling the position with a qualified engineer. Others believe that the duties of the position should be assumed by one of tho other coramis.sionera and that tho city solicitor might be named as tho third commissToner in order to complete tho council. Still othors believe that Lethbridge should effect a readjustment which would give the city a city manager and an elective'but unpaid council of aldermen us an advisory board. These are a few of the opinions the Herald has lieard discussed and they will he given a gretit deal more attention by the public generally before the election of a man (o fill the po.'-'itioii on tho council to be made by the resignation of Conimls.sionor Gjaco is held. NG STiULOS New Zealand Sending More Troops-S. African Troops Win (�lory Sydney. Australia. April IS.--(Via neuters Ottawa Agency.)-Tiie ser ious news from the front has stimulated recruiting. Eight hundred female voluntary aids during a drill, unanimously declared their willingness to go to the trenches and fight alongside their brotliers if the authorities would permit it. N Zealand Reinforcements Wel.lngtoii. N. y... April 18.-(Via Tleuters Ottawa Agency)-In the house of representatives, the prime minister referring to the appeal of I'remier Lloyd George, said reinforcements were going forward to Knglaiid some weeks before the normal dates. Monthly drafts would be increased in accordance with the imperial governments wishes and the supply of man power would have precedence over production. New Zealand, he said, might have to follow Britain's exam-j)le of increasing the military age and making a greater combing out of nonessential occupations. Glory of South Africa Cape Town. April IS.-(Via Reuters Oitav.a Ageii'.y)-In the house of assembly Premier Bollia read a cablegram from General Smuts, reading: "The success of the tJouth African brigad,e at Messines Ridge is one of the glories of liie war. As a unit their reputation is almost unrivalled. i trust that sufficient drafts will bo sent forward." The opposition leader .said he hoped an approjjriate reply on Ijehalf of par-lianumt and tlie country would be sent lo General Smuts, expressing deeji appreciation of the brigade's magnificent services. This was agreed to without dissent. (Iiiutier .Alfred I'iariv;!!. wlio rjjilislc.d here, h\il whose pai(!nls live in lOng-liiDd, ;u)d who as j'ejjorleil some time ago as beitig wounded, is now reportid believed killed in action. I'te. Hoy Travers, of IjCthbridge. whose njotber lives In Calgary is ah-o reportetl UiU-i ed in action. Reports from the big offfii.-iivc^ in FIa.ndcrs iiidicali> lliat lie enemy is using large quanlHies oi gas shells, and thiH is borne (Uit by (he local ca.s-tialties, the la--l two hiiving been of rhat'iiatiire. 'I'hi.'i ii)or;)iii/r ^li'-s. .Morris, Vtl; Ave. received v.ord llial (iiiniier David .Vloj'ris was suil'er-ing from the (Effects of a sIk-II gas at lack on April 10. and is now in !iok-IHial a! iOtaples. Gunnel' .Morris enlisted liere with the hist i'omplete battery to be recniit(Ml in Lethbridge, ajid has licen on active, service loi' mort than a year. l^ieiil. Laiicely of I'lncilier Ci-eek. i.-i reported .severely woundefl. ({ : ? * o :� ; : : �: great effort to ca|)tu!i the real thus vacated, in Uie e:i,;i.rii .� division of Counly Ciiv:!!!. In :� view of the. govei'niin'nt-, dei i:, ; Ion to apply 'Aoi'l; as rajiidly ;ih places can be tijuiid for them_ liitt owing to the ^!ri!;e. ilie leiimsters who were em. |il:iyed linuiiii.i;' ihe (oai from the lipjile lo the ears seeiireil work in the com; cnil lliey will teliii'ii only wIkmi sine 1 that there, are men enough in liie mines 10 kei>ii (Item busj takiii/; away the oiitpu!. IMPROVE OUR SURROUNDINGS With haidy Alberta grown trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits. .\n invest ineiii in iieelimal ei] nursery stock Is an iniprovement that '.vill grow iiif-'te;ir| 01' ilelei'ior;it"-e jiov/er.; oii pressivcdy there may lie iiiip.'al lo ili!>; I'iiilway board and regul.u .nu of the; opei'ations of the coiiiiiany by Hie' board. Another amenrlmei;i provides ; liiat a company with J'e'|i"'iil powers' iiiiiy not exercise the ])o'.vi>is of a company wiiose franchise richis have, expired. without the inuiiicijialil y iiaving tlie riglil to aojaire' I lie jirop-erty of the company whose riphts have ' lapsed, and if the ninnicijiality fails' to exercise the power to actpiire thel rights of ilie municipality are slill to, be protected. ' ^G.H. Legler AUCTIONEER NANTON, ALBERTA Book your sales with W. H. PANySON,: 11 Stafford Block Lethbridge, Alberta To Golf Players We have just received a shipment of GOLF BALL ENAMEL from England. Made by IMander Bros., of Wolverhampton. Guat-anteed the best on the mat kec. Have stood the test for years. Price 50c a tin Wellington Bros. THE DECORATORS Sherlock BIdg. 7th Street S. THE PIONEER MOTOR MACHINE CO. REPAIRS For AUTOMOBILES, ENGINES, MACHINERY. BLACKSMITHING Mclaughlin and Chevrolet cars fairbanks-morse lines AT COALDALE A Bank Account For Your Wife More and more, are the wives of today running their homes on a business basis- systematically and efficiently. Many wives have a monthly allowance for household expenses. This, they deposit in a Savings Account in The Merchants Banl:-settle bills by cheque -and thus have an accurate record of bills paid. Such a business-like method also g'ives a woman the feeling of happy independence in havint? a bank account of her own. TH? MCRCHANTS BANK Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA Established 1864. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, �  R. J. DINNING, Manoger. MONARCH BRANCH,  V. A. EBERLY, Acting Manujer. NORLEFORD BRANCH. M. A. KILPATRICK, Acting Manager. THE CANADIAN BANK OF CO Albany, N. Y., April ]9.--lleeuiutula-Hon today of TiiOHday'.s an'' We