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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY. Prwritton and Publttlurt THB LETKaRIDQE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY. LIMITED Mh ttntt South, Lef.Dr.age, AioerU W. A. BUriUXAK President and Managing Director, JOHN TORRANCE -Business 'Hunter Audit Buruu of Subscription Ritec! Dally, pur by mall, per year............ Billy, by mall tor 6 months........ 4 !5 bj- mall, 3 i.-.onths........... JSJ Weekly, by null, pef yeir.......... 1.CI by mall, per to U.S... AFFA1BS THE CITY The affairs of tic t-lty have come vtq something of a dissection In the is- the salary raise demanded by the Mayor, and with tW interest that ii evidently aroused over the manager- ial form of "city government. Whether 'tha electors will have the opportunity expressing their Hews on this form ct government through a plebiscite, concurrently with that on the salary lasue, remains to be Been. The plebi- scite does not ct Itself constitute any- thing binding, but It will serve to Blww. how the people stand in regard to tils form of government. If the opinion IB predominatingly la favor of .it then It will at least serve aa an in- centive for an educational campaign aiato'how this form of government will coapare with'the present-commission and whether or will he in improvement on it in what Is sought. As tlie- matter of the plebiscite on ttelnanageHal form of government 'is viewed In the city council chamber at it does not bode well for submit ting of the Question along with that of the mayoral salary ques- tion. There appaars to he a timidity on the part of certain of the CommlE- s loner a to place the .question before the electorate. This Is only'natural in tie circumstances, In that there caa- expected-to-lie an inordinate desire In the council chamber to change the existing state oi things, as tie Commissioners are primarily the who will be affected should "ihVelectorate desire the change. If the movement does not come from tha city council chamber the people have the opportunity of Intri themselves by means ot the Initiative the charter allows. r Bo far as regards the plebiscite ferred repjles he'makes to Individuals meetings when questions are -He takes these In a per- bis answers are, coh- if not unmannerly. far stronger Mayor if himself of the idea Is in any way im- of iioestion or er'iiiUsm.fv oar part ile'havb no heaititiori In saying that h'e has given and honest service, .but imply that we are to fpreTerji'pid anr peace, thpngh we con- sidef 'ttit-iriUcIsm is in order. In this it Is direeUd in a public 'spirit without 'ot'serjona! feeling or' ani- -J wonld do well to _con- question of masiscrlil lorm orjEoVernnient ,'lf any change is de- iredjn. tie present form of govern- ment it should not be read in it that thefe'is with it, hut that Ih'erejU'.a desire. :a the time ot construction to get the most efficient, and, at the Bame' time, the most eco- nomical cfpnn; of 'government, and do- ing away witt all the eiiis that can- net- but be; associated- with a popular the' catering for popularity on 'the part of 'those in office, which is a weakness tie mass ot human na- ture and, accordingly, is hard to over- -There .ire' criticisms. we arc the crty and !i refer particularly to the city ;blerical is overmanned. We not contend that these crlti- or Jnst, but the man- agerial' form of government will allow of adioatments, and there need not be any 'partlcato 'Individual hardships In- nicted.- JThere is also the eattsfaction of havlnr; one Individual responsible head.' It'cahnol be said that we have th'e pfssent-'ttee. In aanagerlal form ''of government there Is also be that close touch with drlo affainf'whlc! cannot le sal] to erist at present. 'With the ratepayers repre- sented In a body of commissioners or they may be chos- en to" be callea, there will be that heslthy'fiiterest in civic affairs which dMs'not now seem possible, With a tnanawr appointed so long as he renders competent service, and snitable salary, thera Is always tte altractlon for good men who will he unwilling 16 stake their, future' In tho; possibility of their beinit lurneil out of office after three years tiy tho popular whim, which the present s'ys- tern allows. Tho ball has been set rollW la the direction of the man- agerial torn! of government, and it would he desirabU that EOmetbing he considered, If not in this dlrectloij.'' There, is always something to be thankful for. Tho present weather is a case In point. The Mayor's request for a higher salary, wftb ths reasons he has put forward for brings to mind the titles of two of the works of Charles Dickens and "Great Expecta- tions." The Lelhbrldge teachers have re- ferred to the amy methods in arguing In faVor, of thelp claims for salary ac- cording to seniority of service. Do they.meah by jhls that they believe fn red (ape, ai jVoverblally associated with: the rv v V Uo You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What is the great ellrer mlnlnj centre of Canada! 1. What country in tha world, has sUvw carreucy? S. When'waa the first commercial telephone Installed in Canada? 4. What Is the Pittmaa Act? I. Whit Is the per capita 4abt of Canada now as compared with before the war? What country absorbs the most silver: SATURDAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Who was tha Man with the Iron Mask? 2. What English king.was '.he first to assume the title King ot Ireland 3. WhVu did iSUalioa for Home Rule first start? 4. When was the first Home Rule measure introduced? 6. When did the first serious revolt of theJSInn 6: Who was the progenitor of the American trotter? ANSWERS 1. An unknown 'personage kept in various Crench prisons, who for a long time excited much curiosity: All that Is .known of him is that he was ot middle- height, .of a fine and noble figure, that he'bail-a pleasant voice, was well educated and fond of reading and guitar playing, and that he died tn the Uastile in 17M. 2, Henry .VIII., who assumed, by Act of the Irish Parliament, the title ot Kingot Ireland in place ot Lord of Ireland as heretofore :hold the kings of England. 3. In 1871. 4. By Mr. Gladstone in 185G. 6. ,ln April 1915, with the Tlot in Dublin. Amongst the prisoners taken was Sir Roger Casement who was af- terwards 6. The English thoroughbreil, Mess- enger, Imported to Philadelphia in 17S8. It is to the Messenger stock that {he greater part of the notable trotters of the States Is dne. r (Coniinaed Front-Pate.) mere of peace negotiations !ii Ireland. Dnring the last six at 'least four channels for unofficial communi- cation with various Bectiops.pi influ- ential National i st opini on -in Irel and had been kept open in spite of crimes in Ireland and repeals on Jthe part of tho crown forces ot maintaining order 'and restoring- peace not having been lost'Bight oi by either side. Reports ot recent exchanges of views are confirmed by the newspaper, which says these were not Initiated In any official members of-the government had taken the hear accounts of conditions in the'island-from sources other than those to" which the government's official informants had access. "An eminent Irish the Times, "recently furnished': Premier IJoyd Georges with more valnible in- formation than had been contained in official reports, but the arrest o! Arthur Griffith, which was'niade with- out the knowledge or consent-'of the cabinet, cheeked, if It did not actually interrupt exchanges of "views., "Discussions that had been going on have ,not involved any.- question of abandoning the home Is- sue being aa amendment of that meas- ure In a direction of fiscal and finan- cial-autonomy and provided thit-iJlcr a truce was arranged, the majority of Irish electorate-outside the-six coun- ties of Ulster should' indicate' readi- ness to accept the-measure thus amended. "Though one phase of tions may have broken down, the gov- ernment is still exploring such ave- nues toward peace as may still- bo open. It la olenj influences inimical 16 any Irish settlement are seeking deliberately to obstruct the govern- ment's plan. It has been suggested Premier Lloyd George has acted be- hind the backs of his colleagues, and that any dealing with leaders of the popular movement in Ireland will in- cur strong disapproval from one sec- tion of the coalition cabinet." Hops that neither the premier nor the government should deterred by mischief-making of this Is ex- pressed by the newspaper. Talk of Early Truce I.ONDON, Dec. newspapers of England Saturday were Oiled optimistic articles concerning possi- bilities of an early truce between tho Sinn Fein and the government, Re- ports that the labor member, of the bouse of commons, Arthur Henderson, who is in Ireland, is acting as an un- official for the govern- mennt and the Sinn Fclneri, and ru- mor that the Catholic church intends taking a hand in the'effort at concilia- lion, have been linked wllh a speech made by Lloyd George at the Consti- tutional Club on Friday evening. Premier Llovd George's main points may be summarized as follows: "To make free agent, In discussing Ihe problenis-of Ireland you must break the lerror; slatnp out mur- der, suppress revolution and restore freedom to Ireland, and then face your problem. Wo rhiisl have double cour- The first is courage to suppress and the other Is even greater courage, that courage to According to Dublln.dlspalches, the Rev. Michael 'O'nannsgan, acting pre- sident ot the Sinn Fein, has sent tho following to Lloyd George: "You stile that'you are willing, to make peace 'at.once, without waiting for Xwas. Ireland in also willing. What llrst slep'do.'yoj Raid Blshop'c LONDON, Dec. conduct- ing a raid In Queenttowri have arrest- ed Hugh O'Reilly, the town" It being alleged that Mdltloue documents were found In'hls.poieMlo'ri; a dispatch to the Dhily Mail. The resi- dence of the Most M, Ftogarty, bishop of KIKaioe, at tfnnls, also was raided on absence of the bdhop and more papers trare coanscated. labor correspond- ent states that during the Interview between Arthur Henderson, labor lesft- er in the house of commons, and Car- dinal prjmato of Ireland, last week, the cardinal said he was ex- tremely anxious to assist lu ending the reljn of terror, and thaMho Catholic heirarchy would exert every effort to bring about a permanent settlement of tha problem.- Accommodation of Present Building Is Taxed To Capacity. (From Our Own-Correspondent) CARDSTON, Dec. annual of the'Cardston School District was held last night, for the purpose of hearing tho finan- cial statement and the auditor's re- port, and discussing any other busi- ness pertaining to th'e school.. Mr. C. Bart was In the chair and the school board members wero all present, also Mr. J. W. Low, chair: man of the finance committee of tha town council; was invited to the plaU form. The reading of the financial state- ment and auditor's report called forth some discussion on the appropriations for beautifying the school Shrubs, trees and lawns had been planted last year, and after the dli cussion a Tote of commendation lor and confidence in the school board for their interest and good work along this line was p'assecl unanimously by the ratepayers present The meeting then set Itself to the Vila! crowded school con- ditions In the public school. Cardstoa really has a Very serious problem oh its hands to supply accom- modations Its school population. The onlyjolutlon possible Is to get a High School.....building for the two the high school, which are now occupying; tha public school, it was pointed out by both Mr." principal of, and Mr. Owen Williams, Inspector of schools (who was fortunately.ahie to-be present at the that the public school alone could ,fhlly occupy. all twelve rooms In the. present building and still have an average of 40 students'In each room, and that this being the case, the school board certainly have a very aggravated case.ot school con- gestion at the present time.'.To: be definite, .there are 55 students in grade 45 in grade VII, 54 -In grade VI, 50 in grade V, 49 In! grade iV, 48 in grade HI, arid an overflow room of 40 stnde'nts In grades III and IV, 47 In beginners.1 Hard to Get Money Snow ,of-tthe i 'school board stated; Cardston ;iS proiid ot ite numbers, of its .school, and of its staff who are doing so well tinder these strenuous conditions, 'and that the one big problem of the board is to find the necessary money to fin- ance the building of a new high school. This brought .op. the'question of a Consolidated High School, and Chairman Hurt stated0 that efforts had been made to get tMe surrounding 14 rural districts to consolidate with Cardston In the building of a fine and upMo-date high school and that, every district was willing to make any necessary co-operative movement but that at present, no law'was on the statutes of Alberta permitting such-ia scheme. It was also pointed out that although a High School was an absol- ute necessity and that- even the grounds adjoining the: public school had-been purchased for this purpose, yet It was almost an impossibility to tax this district higher than "at pres- ent taxed. Figures of comparison with Ray- mond and Magralh were, given, show- Ing that where these towns have far fewer slndents to provide' they' have from two to three times as' much land to fax to raise the funds' necessary, and that it was costing Raymond as much money to ediicaln tholr 375 students, not Including a high school, as it was costing Cards- ton to do the same for 525 students including high school to grade XH, and that Raymond had 50 sections as compared to Cardston'e 36 sections to raise the money to do It .with.: These facts were given to show that under present conditions It would-he Im- possible to further Incre.ase-the tax- ation, and that surely the. government must come to the aid of snerr small districts as Cardston .with snch great educational burdens placed upon them, either with a more jnsl and equitable system ol taxation throughout' the province or by giving an Increased grant to surth districts. The opinion was also expressed and there is sound logic in It. that It Is! the duty of Ihe government and not ot the Individual to, carry oiili the great problem of educating1 the people i of tbo province, and that this burden' therefore should fall equally upon nil and not ncaalhe nny one locality for the fulfilment of the first civic duly of any community. Tho local board have been very active on this matter for a long tlmo and have been and are gathering definite statistics relating to the needs ol this district and a committee has been appointed with Mr. J; P. parrish as chairman, to Interview the govern- ment In relation to the high school problem and the luxation question Cardston has an excellent school 'ami its record has always been one of efficiency but with such crowded con. dlllons as found at present It Is cer- tainly false economy to .try to get along with the present accommoda- tion. Until something rleflnlte can bo further arranged with the Department of Education, the board slated they wero preparing to engage an extra teacher to take the. overflow from pades V1IT, VII and VI In separate room and contact It on the principle of a-rural school. .This Is a good move fof relieving conditions temporarily and the board I decided wisely In it. More Truth Than Poetry By S. E. WHAT'S YOUR HURRY? By S..E. Kiser. How foolish'ly in haste we are To reach tomorrow from today; We fear the end. but Journey far For help to pass our' time away. We waste the morning, and at noon Begin to count the hours, and fret Because the night, to come so soou, With loss or gain, seems distant vot. We wait, this year, for- next dawn, year's Though we may never In our lives Bring back a moment that is gone, Or keep an hour when it arrives. Impatiently we watch and wait For gladness that is not to last- When sorrows come.we learn, too lain To prize the pleasures that are past! We sigh for manhood when tie 'Are strange and long that lie ahead; We miss tio Joy of care-free days .Till youth and eagerness are fle'd.'- Bii.t even when the years that we Hay have remaining must be few, We look ahead Impatiently 'For next year and new. something We dread the end that all must reach Beyond the locked, mysterious door, Where tho 53 who scott and those who preach May be adjudged, or care no moro; But. always.eager for a change, find the moments long today; Because "it may bring something strange. Tomorrow seems so far away. A CHANCE TO BE HELPFUL It is alleged that can shimmy with more or whatever it is-that goes into the shimmy, than American girls do. Why not import a few Filipino girls for the sake of the especially tired A PLEA FOR VENGEANCE Let's make the laws for speedort More stringent than they are; Let's nail'em and let's Jail'em, Or on sharp spike impale do not own a car. FATHERS v FAMILIES KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT GBANDBANSB, N. B., Dec. men were killed and a third had a remarkable escape, from death when the car in which they were driving plunged down a ridga to the ice thirty feet, helow. The accident occurred during a snowstorm and it is believed the car skidded on tlio Icy road. The dead are: Darrias E. councillor, who leaves his wife and ten-'children, and Joseph Vienpt. farm, er, who Is, survived by six children.' PICKED UP IN PASSING P OH T KB BUSY MAN Beef That Was 45 Cents Now.. carpenters are asking for Retailing at Going Jo Cash Basis (From Oar Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Dec. Humbly, a returned missionary from China, where she spent 16 years in mission work for. the Metaodlst uburch. ad- a meettnfc in tho Methodist church Friday She spoke