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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUR i HEKALD Prewritten Ur.d THE LcTHaRICCE HERALD PRINTING COMPANV, LIMITED IM 8lh .Street South, '-e'-kViiJat, AlberU >V. A. BUCHANAN ent uad "Managing Director JOHN TORUANCE Business 'IMmbt.- Audit Bureau at Circulations Subscription Ritei: DiUr, mall, per year............ Eally, tj- mall for C months........ I 24 DjIJy. by 3 months........... weekly, by natt. ixr l-6f Weekly, by nisii. to US... 3-M THE COMMISSIONERS II the electors in the plebiscite ac- cede to the salary demands made by the Commissioners, the ratepayers of the city will be faced with a" city ad- ministration that wilt coat them the round sum of an increase o[ the salarlee at present paid tto the three Commissioners, Trhlca'in- clude the Mayor. .The initial consider- ation then Is, Is-it .worth.theoutiay! The second consideration !s !t timely or that the requests ahould come In just at a time when everyone "agrees that "prices have reached their pea.k and the tendency is for, tiem to fall rather than to rJseJ iThe third consideration will be, are the ratepayers filling to add-- to tie-present }ai rale., For it.must be remembered that in the nisei'asked for by the CommkEiohers there is also to bo reckoned the raises already given the civic empbyees, irith.the consideration also that there IB the.retroaclive pay to he included In next :year's estimates..' which -will hate met. The las rate Is al- ready mills the elt> revenno is diminishing by the falling of property mto hands of the city, and with revenue" needed will'have to be spreid smaller number of taxpayers, iwith.z natural increase all however, the ratepayers are satisfied with the mill rate as it is al present, and have even no obje-tnd to Its rising higher, tieri'there is hoth'v iflg'fuhlier lo be said hut to grant the salary do not think that this Trill be'a natural disposition The paramount question IB where is the community going x to stop, however generous it might be 'oleel to its MrvanSs. In the consideration of tie salary of the -Mayor and those of the two Commlsshnera we neliere that they coneloered apart ati'd looked at from differentanjles In line relation tnsy bear one to the other Of the three tie Mayor 8 ia the moil petition, in that he has charge of the pnree of the city, and this Is an important function not only In munlcl palltlcs hut In every household On Wlee financial control rests the sure foundation of the cit> In this par tlcular function, as It relates to the city, the stands in place, though not to the extent of recpon siblllty of the Provincial Treasurer. ,-As tie credit of the Province depends largely on the lattci so the credit of the city depends largely on the form kr This IE the mem point in the con iifleratlbn of his Worship's sal-ry In the importance thev .itlac'i 50 the fipotictal safely and stability 'of the cltj, til that mea-ure will the electors repSji tne claims made bv tlio May or Cor the increace askea for f So fai as regards the salary mcreas ts askedTor b> the olher two Commls Bionera the electors will have to look TO, A carefully into the matter to see lio far they are Justified, if they arc all The Herald has yet to be convinced that they are There is the necessity to be candid even though It be' painful, in that it'may be apt toJinru the other fellow s feeling) It is not only a t'me to carefully con lider anything in the wny of salary t raises but al tne samo t'me to ci lully irelgh hon the at present .received, compares with.tho cost of livlngf with'its tendency to drop, and to Us having dropped in some instanc- i ta though It may not be to a very j appreciable scale Can a man at the present time comfortably 01 00 For let us remember It Is j rot the' burden or the cares or the re of office that the Commls- J plead but the relative value ol j the dgllar lo tie coat of living. Thai 1 afWrill depends very much on the the Individual i CommissionerE arc nut ask- ing Ihe emoluments, attached to 5 offices bo considered fcut tlielr persons! claims They claim j ecqmjmlcE made and rnouoys saved to j the and rendered. Thcjo I j Ire matters which can only be cspect- i frain them for payments received. iSa'tos: pr.ullir posil'on of the-Com- j mlMioners, In that they are elected for years, and "so their tenancy ofv cannot be regarded aii per- t rnanopt, the'only reward they can 1 rlthlfally eipbct Is a return to office shinid eipress a willingness In In this way their appointments i.iUnd In t totally different class to all I There has been {.jni lmporetl on Ihe Com- .i ft ]M Thoy no nor any-nevv-r4- eponsibllHies with Important works and alterations in their respective de- partments going 6a. They hate come un for election during war years wlia abnormal, satltned with their ei 1st Ing salaries, why the claim now at a very Inopportune and a very In- correct time? They have their excus- es, have to bo such as will be convincing. e 'It Is a common knowledge yhea matters which need remedying in the city are the citizens will these' clearly iu the plea has that the city cannot >3ord (o do this. Yet In spite of this the city Is uow asked It afford, and to consider that it can afford, to add to salaries. The two .Commissioners have to make out c case to allow of a favorable response to the. Increase asked for. We do not think that they hare. When the Mayor says that manager- ial: form of government will not he any cheaper thaix the present form ot government, and when wo consider the total salary Increases asked for by tho city management, it.becomes a very forcible -quealioD whether wo cannot do a very great deal better with man- agerial form of government, PROPORTIONAL HEPRtMNTATION Proportional representation, or P. It ES it Is called for brevity, is at.thi piesent'time engaging a great deal of interest, cot only in Canada but In Great Britain. There-is a movement on foot in following the report of a committee of the Legislature, give the plan a triaL The comoilttee tmployed to drair np the report repre- sented allJshades of opinion in. th.e local recogniiea that Premier Drary is In favor of P. R. In Great Britain it'appears that the House ot Lords of Introduc- ingthe P R plan of representition, hut It .remains'blocked at present iu the, lower House. in Ontario is to form a group of six constituencies in -We_sleni Ontario, and a similar group Eastern'Ontario, in each of which the ejectors wjll have the right to vote for The system will apply cliies of Ottawa and Ham- ilton, anS it is recommended that it be a'sc applied to single member eOKstitnencIes 'wherever, there are mere candidate at'election time- Speaklmg recently at Edmonton, Mr. jfoun D Hunt, of tie Executive Gouacll, went into beaefit's of P. ft as compared with the present svstem of repfeieniaUoD He argued that undsr the present system of voting we often have minonty represen in- stead of majority role, and the door is left open, for manipulation by politi- cians who sometimes jockey for power Mr. Hunt analyzed the provincial votes of 1912 and 1917, and showed that the Legislature was elected by :48.352 ballots, .whereas the ballots cast for losing candidates of both Gov- ernment and Opposition parties were For. all-practical -pnrriosea tiie majority of the electors might as well hare stayed at home oh election., hi 1911 eleven soldier representa- tives were elected by statute; eleven elected In three-cornered votpa'by less than 50 per cent of tho votes ballots elected the whole Legislature, ballots count- ed for nil..' Furthermore, of the effective, ballots, w.ere surplus votes, and the results, as repre- sentation. Is .concerned, would have been exactly.the same If these voles had 'not been polled. Thus only ballots were effective', while bal- lote failed to It Is a remarkable fact, Mr, Hunt, that we allow in polling .votes what we would not tolerate In making'nomination's. The single transferable vole which P. ft. allows was given a trial in the city of Winnipeg In the last provincial In Manitoba, and the general opinion that it proved'satisfactory. However.'much there'may. be.a con- viction that the present ot rep- resentation can be Improved on by tho adoption of P. R., it is well to take into account that .It lias.not been consider ed to ha've panned out altogether aa anticipated In. Aualralla, where it was gfven a trial in-New South Nor can It be said lo have worked but satisfactorily in New Zealand, In the statement made by. Premier Masaoy In the New Zealand Parliament. He is attributed witk stating that, llie system of ProporUonal-RepresentatlOTi Irled was "an absolute and ghastly failure.'' What has been regarded as a failure In Mew Ueatand and in New South Wales need not he assumed will lie a failure in Canada. The efficacy or otherwise of P. H. here can only to proved by a trial. In thlrf the proposed eiperlmetit In Ontario should serve as an object lesson, and will ue viewed with great interest by all thcso who belleyo In P. It- a: ft sound means of obtaining adequate1 representation. Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. Where Is the Green I'. Where did the idea ot the.'Kmad mind in a sound tody" coma fromt 3. How did the expression "kiss the place to make it well" originate? 4. 'How came the three lloos ou the [loyal 5. What are oghams? B. What church dignitary is kucrr. as the Primus? WEDNESDAY'S QUESTIONS L What Is the Silver Perk- School? 2. i What Is the origin 3. What are Ihe. seven sacred books of the world? -What arc 5, Who were the_-Prime Ministers of Canada before 5ir .Wilfrid Laurier? 5. What are ricochet words? v ANSWERS. 1. Those novelists.who are sticklers for etiquette and the graces of society. 1 From the "Coventry for its fast dye. An; epithet applied to a person of, InSexible honesty and fidelity. 3. The llible of Ifie Christians. Tho Eddas of tlio Scandinavians, the Five Klags of tho Chinese, thei jvoran ol the lUUUaul u, a MO fltlneS 01 the Buddhists, the Three yedasyf the Hindus and the Zendai of Ih'e Per slans s 4.. Tho earliest" alphabet severe test of the farmers de- sire to cc-operale _ f Then some form ot binding contract would have to be devised It was sug fested that it be for a period o( five years requiring each, farmer signing (o delner all wheat grown in that period to the pool. A contract was absolute- ly necessary to give the wheat pool something solid to work on Consider Ing, however, that It would be really a contract to co-operate with oqes neighbor to seli the wheat produced by both at the. highest price it must be looked on in a different light-from a contract to'; sell Jor the latters' profit The wheat in the pool still belongs to the farmers tinues his in a collective way until disposed of the European or other buyer., The pool would'fall without a contract which was absolutely Iron clad. Withdrawals from- the pool ;could easily defeat its purpose. Amount of Whirat Needed Fifty per. cent, ot the wheat; grown in the three prairie pri'vinces1 would be necessary to make the pool a sue cess. Tha managemenl'woulit need at leait .bushel; eachiyear in order to he any influence on Mhe market. The question of 'financing., he thought, did not presenV-ESrlou8''dlfa- cullies. The advance to the farmer on the delivery of his wheat "would ihave to be made smaller th'ah he tomed to receive for the reason that the poo! would have to retain "a large enough. Interest in tho wheat to be a.ble to borrow upon it to carry, on-their operations. The expenses of liandllng would be pro-rated so that all fa'rmera would pay alike. It was suggested that a penalty of 25 cents a bushel .be Imppsed-'on'nil farmers who-broke contract to the pool for every busVel he sold Out aide Iho pool. As to the form of organization It was suggested that there lie a board o( eight from.each farm organization, two 'from the United Grain Growers Co., and two. from the Saskatchewan Cq-onarajiv'e Elevator two companies have facill lies for handling Iho grain and Ihey have an organization already Ing order which would bo'very'valu- able.. No.slock jyoiild be Issued except a few shares to satiafy Hie Companies' Act, for the pool would h'avo .to he In- corporated undey this shares would be held In trust by tha boavrt. The organization of the members of the yrobabiy.ce r.ltrns ths same lines as tho U. P. A. There would-be local iihlotiB. 'appoint usk'galea to'i provfnclnl con- veiilliin wfilch-would'name the deie- gale to the board and help Co ifeclde the policy of Iho board. I The qnetllon had. been.asked: Why handle only wheat? The coarse grains do not go Into the export marknt so rendfly, and are marketed through so many different sources it would enlatl too much trouble'at first, at leasl. V His invitation.Accepted Mr. Mcllory then itivitbd on the subject and they wcro (ircd at him from all parts ol the hall.: What advance-would the pool pay on delivery? Not over half the pfeYaiilrfjj price o( wheat. Tho uncertainty as to Iha Una! prlco the farmer receive would be one of the severe 'lasts ot his desire to co-operate.- What are the advantages? Odb Is tfm; JTCO would 'jet the _ price over fivo years. Thsil Is worth something to you. Would-the at tha delivery points? Not at 'first; the plan would be to handle tha grain from Fort WHUiru as the wheat board did. The members of the pool would consign their wheat to the p5ol Fort When may ,wo expect something (ienulle on the. plan The Council of Agriculture is dis- cussing the matter at its preseiii ses- eiou Iu Winnipeg. We do not know Just yet what the aud Sav kalciowaa sentiment the plan is. 'V Whit about Ihe speculative feature? Wouia it be necessary for the pool to hedge its grain on tlie open market? No, the wheat Is the pool's Qwn. H is dealing ic 'the real commodolty. are farmers diilug on pooling V. ash jiglon state has the most steps and-- a large' number of farmers have signed up. Farmers representatives from., a Dumber of stales met in Chicago to discuss (ha problem, but the S. has so kinds of wheat that their, complicated. Ours is simple-in-this regard. Is it the hope of the pool to take lo.yort'jWIIliam aud then sell direct to foreign nations Cut out all the gamblers aud middlemen. Would the freight rates lie pooled? That might be-alright for Alberta farmers but -thing the Manitoba pro- ducers might think the plan Eomewhat loo -cooperation too far _1 WouHh't Be- Gambling Would possible lo, cut out Achievement, gambling iii per When ..distant, cent, of our wheat in the pool? fs thing The thing Is-that; they wouldn't bo gambling with" How about street a farmer brlngsra tjlngle load to town to sell it outright'without No details worked OdL yet. the pool's wheat be paid for' v. A number uf paMiIouis not too payments'as the pool board secured tHe'taoney" from sales. M How aboutra m'ember' o'f- the pool who. wanted-to1 sell part of bis wheat as seed grain to his neighbors" If signed np, the farmer must deliver all his wheat tg the pool But a sub sldiary company might handle his seed More Truth Than Poetry By S. E. Klctr REAM1N IN PASSING 0 ti T H E B U.S Y M A N Success is like a distant hill Wreathed in a mallow, golden haze, And it is dim and dlstjut still When ,after many weary days. With walling hopes and drooping will, x We'raise cur weary heads aud Eafe. The distant kfll seen faintly through The softening has gentlo slopes. And often clouds obstruct bis view Who In the gloomy valley gropes; Kinds much leaihug to The peaks on which, we set our The hill that looms in splendor, fur Across the hazy stretchvif space Seems not to have a rut tV mar The even beauty ot its face; But.when wo reach jt many .a scar And rough edge rob it of its graci! the hill we see, seems a splendid Wo dream of ease lhat-Is to be, Of joys the future is to bring; They never come lo us, but wo Must do tho dauntless travelling grain Or he mightlie given a cer tiflcato gfanllhgTirai permission to sell a certain amount for seed purposes Why 50 per cent1 of the wests crop, and whv a five yeaV contract' Jt would lake at least fifty per cent to to have a bearing on the world s "markets' But 75 per cent, or 100 per cent better Aud a fne year bo neces sary in order to coVer a cjcle of con ditlons A farmer outside the pool might get five cents better pr ce one But the pool member would be bettor satisfied over a five year term getting trie average of the prices It Is not the'farmcr on. the colt side would' get the high price even year V Could a In at any time' loTiave blni But once in he can't get But. When wduld hare to be formed to'3iaiidle uext year's crop? If the pool is Cor. 1921 It must be pat across by next Jurie; How about carrying charges? These would be-po'oled'aud pense-pro rated. President at the- Evening sessionf'S. -S._ Dunham would speak on some other phases of the plan; and the discussion would be continued. However, some of the dele- gates were anxious? that something concrete to get the opinion, of tho convention on tho matter'should bo put forward, and to: this end. It .was moved by A. H. Stcckld of 5111k Rive: and seconded by Mr. Johansou of Wool- ford tnat so far asitbis meeting UH derstands proposition, it is in or of the wheat pool; This resolution was left with the delegates at adjournment, to be voted ou at the evening meeting Mr Me Kory slated that moat anxious to carry away something definite on opinion of the move- ment. FORE IN i( One Result of Mission Being Conducted There By Key.'Robinson (Staff Correspondence.) MACLEOD, Dec. -Is for- tunate in having such a man as Kev. Dr. KobiiiFon, of Totontp, secretary of evangelism ol-Ihe Presbyterian church of Canada, co'mo'into tha town to conduct a two-weeks' mission. Tlie meetings in St. Androw'H church con- tinue to draw I urge and no one can attend Ihece services without being Impressed with the advantage of union in religions 'activity..- As a result of Ihe fnib'flon 'there is already a among''members of the" Methodist nml' Presbyterian-con- gregations here ttat union of Iho two would be desirable, that instead of Iwo comparatively small congrega- tions, one large, consolidated one with a common purpqse.aml Interest, would be preferable; Laymen and clergy alike nrG freely admitting tiic apparent adyaninge oi a united church, and It Is by uo means Improbable that olil of this mission an amaljMmatlou of Iho two churches, In this town will develop. This afternoon Hev. Mr. Robinson spoke to tho boys and girls al a spe- cial service and Friday afternoon a special women's meeting will bo held, "My wife Is the slater'of Jack Jlemp- sey, heavyweight champion, and she can't'forget shr> has lighting blond In her declared SVm. Harrow, 2-1, Salt Lake City, when arraigned in no- court for battery. WHY QUARREL? Always remember that.even if the other fellow Is wrong and he will-hate you for being' right. THOSE-POOR MUCK If Robinson Crusoe and Friday had been baseball raus they could have spent the time pleasantly in a never-, ending discussion of the merits: of tjielr favorite players TO v.People who to attract attention seldom attract attention that la worth anything THE DIFFERENCE Genius may wear a soiled collar but Talent .is ablo torafford fine linen. I suppose sou are getting a great deal ot enjoyment out of jour new automobile. Yes, she replied 'Out of H Is Judgment in Land Sale Trans- action Given at An Important Decision (Krom Our Ov.'u CorresDontieull yAOLEOD, Dec. Courl opened Tuesday, December T, with His HonoV Mr. Justice preaid- Ing. Tho first case was that of a dis- 'Rslph T. Ottawa' man, is dead.' Fred. W. Webber, division couri clerk at Orillla, Is ilMd. Waalmlnster Ladies' College wR' erect a building pn tie sity site at Edmonton. University of Now Bruiisvlck. pur- put? over a lease of land, after .hear- poses raising a-quarter'or a' millloa ing (ho case uriiseated his Honor, dls-', dollars to ofect a convocation hall, n-Jesed th'e case. The caeo ot rs Simmons S. Jobn B Hawthorn, iilsh sheriff ol Anlcrson who a-ted us guarantee for Countv was appointed chief In. some agents to the Rawley Medicine Co., was a suit lo recover the same, and judgment was for the Haw ley Medicine Co: nuchaium vs.'Mufchir.oii Bros, was an case for real estate men, also for thoso "vhB had o- ma> hate lands o- p overly for and the log of the samo to see that It is pro perly described with the lerms to avoid' futures The 'arid ir question was listed [or-a'certain speclor under the New Brunswick Act H T Williams ol tho John Kortbway CSV- Toronto, and a ratlvo of Tlllspnburx, IB aead Complete corrected returns from Ki-lo, n C riding Llevv.-Col Fred LUter, a majority of 35 Keen- _ i. Robert p. Law, president of a'Chi cago publishing house dropped deaa length of tlido with tho option of the' while testifying In automobile acci owner to withdraw It on giilng terddcnt damage suit wife s notice'n writing This hail _, given and the land sold to the J C Scott whs has been In charge owner, but the real estate men claim of the branch of the Standcrd Bank ed the} brought (he buvcr and at ,137 Portage Winnipeg 1" together, and that th-ougn them the Heaving for Calgary In that city he tale was made. At the conclusion of) will be engaged In the department ol the case Judgment was given for the supervisor as an inspector t claimant for five per cent on fnoi amount of tho sale price for one >ear just these matters between them, selves and further law costs Judge Walsh left for Melville a permanent. suppi> of water Duncannona succession to the Judge Walsh left for Calgarj Wed "uncannona succession to the nejdaj afternoon at tho close of tho through the death EuddonK coart 'he Earl of Beasborongh creates a va 'Mrs S Heap, who has been visit'cancy in the House of Conrmons at ing iu Ontario foe some time returned I Dover TFmjr6 Lord Puncannon wap re Monday i turned as a Coalit'on Unionist at th J Thompson barrier is General election, rlth Supreme Court this week HI Mddeod Services in connection with list Robinson in the Presbyterian U the East Middle Bex 1! O'i. church are well attended Sundat nual meeting in London J H was tha opening day and at both ser 'MPP in an address claimed _____ vlcns the churchel were filled the Dniry government'In1 anth I Sunda? school bovs f an oppDrtDnltv) i, last Saturday of day s outfng in the debts due the provlnceji One man had tenlered J25 000 and NEFefliSTOF S. gi eat ou WUt- VI it IS -f AT, ,u if l 1 I right My husband Insists on drmuB cl'urch It hlmselt i I charso who spent the in climbing trees playing oall am .CANNOT JAZZ INTO HEAVEN girl is going lo jazz herself into said tho vicar of the'Hpmpstead Garden suburb. tho Rev B B Bourchier in denouncing what he called ihe 'widespread spirit of frivolity. "I era no he says, "but a giddy and flippant people can never carry the burden' of Eng land's frivolity can only issue in national collapse. a> d m many other sports.-. Then a -great camp fire -was cd around .it'.ahd; ha'd .the r'eats. Rev. Lewis 13 'delightedWith' the success of the hike and is planning others, :for is vitally1 interested- in the welfare ot Iho hoys. He. sees in it'tfio best point of entry into the boy.'s' heart and: life and a means of winning him to Ihe cuurcn itev ft A-LCTi5 Eshnuttd ThatYt Reaches Billion J.1 D. c6114ctof customs at KorwiCii, is dead, Dollars WASKlNGTptJ, Otf net cost of the war to tljs Umted States government fxefl by Secretary of ths TreasU y Hout ton today at This he said, represented theVacJust- cd expenditure" oj treasury excluding all other outlay v.hlch had no relation to actual pros eeutlon u' war of the period from April 1917, to June 30 last You Can Buy a Piano or a Player-Piano THIS Christmas holly wreaths all around tlie spicy scent spruce and hemlock'announcing the on-rushing Christmas tide, how Mmi'c and Music Makers take their proper THE QHRISTMAS three vyords that mean joy for the''coming year' atid many years, thereafter. Tlffi CHRISTMAS .PLAYER-PIANO gift.that gives the inastei-y of in your liQiisehoki, the giit-ilmt multiplies the possibiii- ties of Music in youir home by the number of people who livein'-it! Ilisch Store, with its and broad- minded methods for Piano selling, fits into your- plans and problems. _We have here for you the-instrument you have so often wished to own, at the right price, and on terms of sale, whichonake buyiiig cohvehie'tit; BALMORAL BLOCK Sltmtfri LETHBRIDGE ;