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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY..DECEMBEK il, lilifi PAC.I1 ELKVKN x COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES The Candidates: What they look like and why they ask for your support next Monday. TO THE ELECT- ORS'OF THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE Gentlemen: My tirrri of office "as a membel; of the Public School Board expires at the end of this year, 'and I am a candi date for re-election. If you approve of my record while on the Board T respect- fully splicit your vote and in "the election to be held oh Monday, the 11th of December. iYburs'faithfully, R. R, Davidson To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge To the Electors of Lethbridge Public School District: i Hiding decided lo offer myself for re-elcc- lioti. 1 respectfully solicit.your vote and in- Ihu'iiec on Monday. December llth. I will endeaMH as bcloie to'enforce die g- economy consistent with .efficiency. if i Yours truly. JOHN SCOTT To the Elect- ors of The tethbridge li. At the Citizens' Meeting in tiie Central School on' the 7th mst Hamilton made the statement that while important iing work was being done iu the C1U I did not gn e it nn personal 'attention: that 1 simpli sat in my office and allowed my employees io supervise it. Mr. Hamilton is probably influenced in making this statement by his own personal experience, not by any .facts in, .the matter. As "a Dominion'Land Surveyor and having only exper- ience as such he probably, judges a civil engineer by his bvin staiid- ijards. While it. is probably true..that-a Dominion work to a great extent can be left to the'control of subordinates; .it- Say be valuable information to to know that an en: 'gineer in charge'of musUgive'the'work his personal super- vision. Tn all engineering work connected with my department. 1 have always given it my personal .and, any state- iraeut made by anyone tq the contrary is not true. Also In order to further discredit: me, and further his own jcandldao'y (Mr. Hamilton stated absolutely, in contradiction of a statement of mine, that Mr. Harvey was not an employee of the :felty at the time I took office in 1914, yet the facts.are .substantiated by reference to the minutes of the 1913 Cpuaoil.._that :Mr. Harvey was in 'tiie City's employ at a salarj-'of J150.00 per up to the 3.1st of January. 1914, and was .handed- over as a jegacy'to me, .along with' a dozen superfluous employees, i Mr. Hamilton also said or at least inferred that.there no 'credit due me in the saving of on the Duff Addition Sewer. !Mr. Hamilton's statement in 'this matter Is probably also due to ignor 'knee and lack of experience as, an engineer. This saving .was .effected through change in design, and the economy in the pur- ;chase of materials, if the credit for this saving is not due lo 'me ;knd my department, to whom is it due? After reading this letter I leave it to the electorate to deiiide 'whether it is to their best interests to elect a Commissioner who has had three years.experiencB in office, and an unassailable record .for efficient administration of ilia Department, or .to elect an untried man, whose 'experience'in administration is almost negligible, and whose criticism of my administration to only supported by mis- Statements. truly. A. GRACE there arc a fow matlurs I winli Ladies and Gentlemen: In concluding this campaiy draw to your atlenlion. GREATER PUBLICITY Our form of civic commission is sn'jh Hull in cruizing llie work of the commissoner of one department we may seem to reflect on Ihe work-.01' the otlisr. Now- adays the public never hear of anything but the miiial acllons of the three commis- sioners. All discussions are eliminated from their pub- ht meetings. They arrive at their conclusions r.rlvuti'. The taxpayers arc left in ig- norance of the stand taken hi any individual member OL the commission. For ex- ample Mr. Grace now takes ciedit for the purchase of a La France" fire engine. Yet we learn from a private source which cannot he ques- tioned that on his return from liis eastern trip he was de- termined' to buy a "Sea- graves" engine. Indeed, he presented a motion in a council meeting thai a Sea- graves he purchased. We have no assurance' that -Mr. Grace intends take you into his confidence. He has never-given one instance, where he stood out on principle againsl'the other-commissioners. It you elect me and I differ'from the iother commissioners I want you to know my reasons and will then :let yon judge my actions. FILTRATION PLANT in looking after the construction of this plant it would be in the interest-, of the ratepayers.to have a man aafco'uiir.lssioner who has neither given or received favors from the contractors. Mr Grace say's he has a'miue here while I at Tabor ami he does not see tiie difference, The difference UL.this._I farm' when' Vorking lor myself while he rnnsTiis mine while working for the city. If you elect me 1 promise my farm will be rented. 'i (JAKE OF RETURNED .SOLDIERS It haa been mentioned in Ihe campaign. that a man to be a 'commissioner of the City of Lethbridge for the next three years in sympathy with the problem of caring for our returned soldiers. Permit me to say to ths ratepayers .who are not well acquainted with me that my father was a volunteer at the time of the Fenian Raids into Canada and that his male descendants who are ot military age are now both wearing the khaki. Can any of the other candidates lay claim to having more, reasons to he sympathetic than I. Active service is the supreme test of patriotism. THEN IN BRIEF Trusi your work to the man who has had the best engineering education a Canadian university, can give, who. added to that has had IS years practical training right hero in Alberto and knows Western People and Western Conditions. A man who has never been dismissed from a Job.and'never quit one unless to accept a Trust your business to the man who has already given his time "to the city without pay rather Uiari to the man whom the city has paid for time spent in his own business. Trust the spending of. your-hard earned taxes to the man who knows the difference a mythical saving over a high estimate cost and a genuine saving by business methods. Trust your money to the man who would -rather use it in ex- tending water mains than give it away iit unnecessary railway fares. Show your trust by on Monday. Elect Hamilton, who wiH'give you whole hearted and undivided service. Very truly yours, Toih? Ratepayers of the City of Lethbridge In offering you my services as trustee I. de with the best of the City at: heart. ,1 am In favour of en- gigitig a, clais as oupervlvor of our City Schools. I am well known-to most of you. E. Lovering HAMILTON The point is (Inuv Deliv'.'red llie .n'oud as Coniiiiissione'r of I'ulilic His rei-unl amply proves thai HE HAS. VOTE FOR People's Forum Commissioner of Public Works Successful Commission Form of Government DEPENDS ON Whole Time and Disinterested Service THEREFORE Cast Your Vote Early on MONDAY for QUALIFIED EXPERIENCED and For the City's Interest Only DR. LOVERING MAKES REPLY Killlor of llie I.elhljrldKC Herald: Dear your kind ponnfs- shin I will answer llie remarks con- cerning my candidature for the Lclh. bridge Public School lioard, which liearen in inn uiiiiurial columns of the Lethbridge Telegram of Tliu.rsduy ev- ening. I think Mr. Cocn has been somewhat, severe and some of his re- marks entirely uncalled for. There seemed lo tic no interest laken in the school board election no person ap- parently wanting to bother with the office. .Mr. McKIUoi) w.iis not. at nil anxious, having faithfully done his duty, it was about time for another i to assume a share of the work. 1 have no axe to grind in offering I my services as a trustee, neither do I wish, as .Mr. Cocci says, to appear be- j fore the ratepayers of l.ethbridse as a martyr lor my war convictions. I believe there are a number of citizens who would make good trns- i tees, better, in fact, than some we have now. lint these citizens have I not come forward. Now. Mr. Kditor, I have no desire Ihe other candidates. 1 I believe a trustee sho.nld have a mind iof his own and stand upon his own initiative. This duality I regret to Uay, is nou possessed by all the ean- ididates. Again, two years ago, when 'the sloean of economy with efficiency j was used by two of the present can- i dictates, a number of us were under i tlic impression it was to be used aa an excuse of getting rid of the' super- intendent of education, a very wor- thy man ill every way. lint, sir. two years have passed away and no steps iiiivc been taken to appoint a man in hip place. I am in favor ol' economy, but not. when it interferes with efficiency. doing without a city superintendent ot schools has not already reduced tin: efficiency.it will certainly do so in the near future. With such magnifi- cent'schools and with'some 45 teach- ers we certainly require :i supervisor. In response to my qualifications I mav slate lhal I taught school for alio'nt 111 years. '1 years in Ontario and :s years in British Columbia, teaching schools only, so I must have goi inlonii pretty well with the pupils, par- ents and trustees. .Vr. Cccq ridiO'jhls luy stand upon i Ibis war. Ho should have said all war. Now, I presume, he professes to 'be a Clmsliuii, anil how he can read Ihe Sermon on the Mount or the rest of the New Testament and justify i Christians participating iu war I fail !'tii see. However, thai is a personal matter with him as it. is with' me. .Sow. sir, holding that all war Is con- trary to Christ's teaching i could not. be consistent in subscribing to a fund which is directly connected with. Ihn war as the Patriotic Fund is. -It 1 believed that war was Christian, 1 I would have donned the khaki long ago not merely give a few dollars .1 to keep another man's family while lie went and 'gave his life. Life can- not lie bought with a few dollars. I presume Mr. believes Messrs. Davidson, Scott and MeKaj- patriotic, then why have none of them offered their services for military believe they are all of military nRo and physically fit. Again. Mrs. Kelly's husband or Mrs? King's husband was just as dear to them as Mr. Davidson or Mr. Scott, are to their wives, then why should subscribing a few dollars give the lat- ter gentlemen such prominence over To the Electors of the City of Lethbridge Ladies and Gentlemen: In allowing my name to come before you as a candi- date for School Trustee, I do so, fully realizing the respons- ibility attached to the office. It would be my desire that our boys and girls who will be bur future men and wom- en, should have the benefit of the best education possible with the means at the dis- position of the Board. Should I be given y.our sup- port and be elected, the physi- cal welfare of the boys and girls will also meet with my serious consideration. I want no handicap in after life, from any lack..of education or a -sound body, to be the lot of the Uethbridge boys and girls .Thanking you in anticipa- tion, believe me, j one who has not subscribed. The parliament ot Canada decided to help England, then the parliament ol Canada should finance this war themselves, and not leave it to nrlvnto individuals. Mr Editor, I could write more on this matter, hut feel that I have tak- en up enough of your space. In closing., permit me to state if the ratepayers of Lethbudge wisn mv sen ices on the trustee board they may have them Yours truly .T. E. LOVBRING. yours truly, GEO. B. MacKAY WAR WIDOW'S BRAVE WORDS kinsslou It is a haid blow hut I must trj mj best to bcai it, and fflim these little ones glow up iwill have the satisfaction of remem- bering that their father fell fighting for his country.. I am hotter satisfied with a dead husband that was brave and manly than I would have been with a living one who was cowardly So said Mrs. Pecor, of this city, as she gathered her familv of her and the cable which reached her .announcing the death in action of. her husband ;who enlisted last summer Mis Pecor is 34 and hei .hid is barely fifteen and the vomit est was on her lap. UNION STATION. FOR .ST. PAUL: TO ASK. STATEHOOD San Francisco, Dec. A hill foi statehood for Hawaii and another foi equal suffrage for the territory were in the suitc.ise ot J K ihio delegate to congress front that teuiton who was here to en route to bl r-iul Doc Duectors of the St. Paul Union Depot company, repre- nine lailioads approi ed olaus for St Pauls new Sll 000 OOd union station at a meeting here todai It was announced tlicl this assures woik on the building as e'atJv as spimg as possible In honot lo the me-nors of Edith Cavell. the martyr. nurse, the peopl- 01 Sask, have changed the name of then i office to Civell y-V ;