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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1920 THE LETflBRIDGE DAIfrY MANAGERIAL CIVICGOVT. ARTICLES NO 3 AND 4 -BY MAYOR HARD1E The major-manager plan as eiiBtlng point a competent, experienced, train- in one or two cities has not been the ed person, selected on account'ol his great success expected because o! tbe, fltness and ability to manage the af- pollilcal strife engendered. (fairs ol the In tbls form civic-government a of councllmen and a mayor'are all elected at the same time and all go out of office at a fried date. The Issues at ejections are generally on a direct cleavage much as they are In provincial or federal elections which is decidedly against the best interest .of any city. However, this plan only has, so far, had the U, S. where all civic elections'are run-on parallel with those of the federal Republican 'and Democratic parties. There la, a possibility that has Dot "so far as I yet, that the mayor might he elected while 'his party would'be in a minority la'the council. He'.would itill be manager or chief executor witboat the backing 6. The people niay initiate legisla- tion and compel the .submission to them of any legislation passed or re- fused to be passed by the commis- sioners 6. Any or all of the commissioners or city manager may be removed from office by the electors, by a tion containing twenty Ave per cent of the total number of registered v otes 7. The mayor for tha term of four years 1s the' commissioner getting tho highest number of votes cast at th'e general election, unless recalled be fore tcrpi is up Jn such an event tlje remaining commissioners will se- of tbamsclvea to fill the uu- expired term ot i The commissioners must meet at least once'a week Labor Candidate Worked Hard To Gain Struggle From The Beginning to carry out 'lilt 9 The manager Is tho admlnlstra'- 1, In'this mayor Is tho I live the municipal government chief officer all depart- and IB responsible for" the adminlstra- jDndcr'his i> 2. the city is subject to-a majority vots of the Council. 1 3 The mayor presents all budgets, etc., to'the council-in much the same manner as explained In com mission manager or plan No 1. This plan "would "not hold for a minute In Canada because municipal politics have always been religiously divorced In principle at least, from both provincial and federal poUtics while on the other hand tho reverse is true in the States., t do not know of a tingle city In the States where the civic elections are not ran pn more or less party lines Straight commls sion. and commission-manager forma ent, devised as much as anything to I (f) To keep the coniinlssloners fill- try to break awav from this evil in ly advised as to the financial condi civic politics bnt I do not think they tion and needs cf tho city, and have been altogether successful (g) To perform such other duties THE DAYTON SYSTEM as may be "prescribed by the charter L gov- or required by bylaws or resolution of In John Marsh, candidate ot the Trades and Labor. Council for the board of.education, the citizens being given an opportunity of consid- ering a has had a hard fight _to educate hij elf Mr. Marsh, con- for hours In a dark mine every day, commencing he was eight jears o'd, studied for hoars at night la those davs eacti pupil had to pay five cents a week to attend the public schools, the. efficiency ot which wera not to he bragged about. The facilh ties then .for-Jeducatlou" In. Darhara county wore. earning fifty cents a week and no union was helping him. Unions were not thought of ttien and no regulations helped the boss in a hqmane manner. From that early age Mr7 Marsb. has always had a longing for bocks_ and he" way Often when his parents twerc asleep he- up par- ticularly at a later date, assimilating tion of, all i the and his duties t (a) To see that the laws ''of the country and bylaws of the city are en- forced. (b) To appoint and, except m eified cases, remote, all heads of da-' partments _aud all officers, or employees. (c) To exercise control over all partments and divisions and Indtvt duals. (d) To.attend all meetings of tho, commissioners with the right to take j a of Questions Ratepayers Are Asked to Answer On Monday Plebiscite 1. Do you favor paying Mayor Hardie ger annum? 12. Do you favor advancing Commis- Freeman and Meech from? to each per annum? 3. Do you favor a change from the pres- ent Commission Government to the Mana- 'gerial Form? POLLING PLACES FOR MONDAY'S ;VOTER'SQUALIFICAT10NS part In the discussions, ho has no vote. t j. (e) To recommend to the commis- sioner i for adoption, such measures as he nay deem necessary or expedi- Tie parent form ot managerial ernmeat is In Dayton, Ohio _ the commissioners _ _ fonn the legislative func r It IB worth while nolmg that tills tions are to five cltlzeds elected at large for a term of four j-ears 2. Party politics are eliminated as far as being to eradicate li absolutely and as far, as possible the commissioners are elected on this basfs' 3. The commissioners' are paid a nominal salary. i. It is bonnden duty to ap- form of government originated after Mr-sight commission adopted Lethbrldge Today there are some five hundred cities by straight commis- sion government whii'-ilonly a very ive adapted the_so called "man few ha The'polling'for Monday's plebiscite and school election will place be- the contents In an Interview todav tween thVhonrs of 9 am and S pm Jlarah said he was very fond of at the following polling stations: Fox of martyrs and In Pilgrims "AA" and Progress the Mlaen> Library, 733 13th Street Prom these he gained h's first con- North crete on religion amj no has poiiing-DiTlston the gym held these ercr since At eighteen iodine of the Westminster, school, 13tt_Street North. PolUngrDivisIon Central Street South Polling C" and the clly clerk's oiHce m the city hall Polling division "AA' is for rest' dents.in Staffofdvilie and north of Sth Avenue Norths "A" la north of 5tu Ave. North and south of 8th Ave North Is for those north ot 1st Ave North and sonth. of 5th North "E" Is .for thtfse east ot 12th Street South., i "C' west of 12th Sf South and forth ot 6th Ave Bonth church and that was the turning point in He studied harder than ever and passed his examinations lay preacher the was a Sunday school He superintendent tor seventeen years In the county of Dufnam and -while performing that duty he was becoming more and more Interested m technical education' Mr Harsh did not as good facilities for studying days ai the young of today'have He burned the candle low many nights improv Ing his mind After he got In touch with a science; teacher and made rapid progress and soon secured in mining from first stage, to. second in honors under the and art department in London, England The nett task Mr Harsh setliis face to was to obtain mine managers' cer- tificate. He obtained a first class cer- same form of it, as the series will VIEWS ON MUNICIPAL ISSUES salary to see if same win wrer ex- penses am-afraid the mayor doesn't keep an count. while I do not have rn'u'ch more than one-quarter of tho Income his honor the mayor re ceives It necessary to keep an expense account so that I can see every day in the year where 1 stand financially. I put everything down'm ered such subjects as applied ,mech. anlcs, surveying, ventilation, strength, steam and. steam englnV .eering. Since coming nred a first class certificate as a mine engineer under the provincial govern- ment 4nd first surveyors certi- ficate 'from tne %ame 'body ATI hls'life" he'bis forked In the Interests of labor and for the eighteen he has beeu in the Lethbridge district he has always been axfriend of the working man He has one grandson -one son; John II, a mine boss at Taber anJ another son who holds a first class! WITH GUELPH Herald- view of the plebiscite to be taken on Monday 12th 'instant, 'I teg to submit some information' on the municipal affairs ot the city of Gjelph This information was obtained some months ago and it may he slightly dif- ferent for the year such as It Is I think it may be interesting to compare these figures with those of the cify.of Lethbridge iPoputallon of Guelph, form of government, aldermanic, number Mayor's salary, 00 per year; city, ckrk's salary, assessor's salary, J1.800 00 treasurer's salary, i the mayor to keep an expense account, I way wit engineer's salary, practice pconomy and don't take anv- 50000; total value of taxable property, thing stronger than CocaCola; keep' Judge Shouldn't 00, ,tax rate for city from .drinking high balls 'as a I o TJ-I1 J e poses, 1932 mills, tax rate for school i beverage or he might get muddled aiid rilled lank Of 1200. "All'tenants-whose names an on the voters' list can vote. The qualifications for tenants Is that they occupy property assessed at J400 or more. The 'above qua! I fi cations for voting on apply to .voting for the school trustees, with the addition that those who'belong school district and live, outside the city are entitled to vote. The voters' lists are complied from the [assessment..i-oT.'i. with, conditions for tenants who might jhave been omitted In tlie- registration last )ear had the opportunity of placing their names on the list when they were compiled last as duly advertised at the time Wages of lumberjacks In Sudbury vi- cinity have dropped from 170 per month minimum to auu ul ULU AYO DUUlii VI V "D" is for those south ell Ave i South audVest of 12th The approximate number of Voters on lilt 3360 In view of the questions ai heavy poll is expected Any persoa'who is chief represents tive of any company whose name ap pears on voters' list is entitled to'vote In the plebiscite All others who entitled to vote are those -whov'Sreiassessed for real and. personal property to the amount FRANCE'S STANDING ARMV; PARIS, Dec standing army actually con- vhich will needs-' sanly contain three ihexpeilenced membeis, my ex-i as a ti-ustce the'past two yeais should le of special value to Ybiir Vote arid Interest v i Are Solicited for JOHN MARSH Th'e Labor Candidate For the Office of Public School Trustee VOTE FOR MARSH ON MONDAY and have a labor representative on the School Board. Mr. Marih will speak at the Miners' Meeting in the MINER'S HALL TOMORROW (Sunday) afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Kind Words for "V 1> T I lemble Turk WINNIPEG, "tho ter- rible Turk" is not such a terrible fel- low after all, was the point empha- sized: by Rex- Dr, Robert Frow, who uas beeu in- Constantinople for 20 years, iii'the.cotirse of a sermon at St. Stephen's' church-here. feeling has been created'by propaganda ..wb'tcb.' has heeii spread Dr. Frew'stated. ''IKat the malu sire ot the Turk Is to cut the throat of'the Christian., Well, after being fpr 20 years among the Turks, iny throat is iuUct; and I w'ae their pris. oner during the war, when they could have done with mo .''what Uiey liked. PACK I may say that they did not treat lae" very badly, I was ill prisop, al- though any prison in Cons taut Ihopla or Turkey generally Is not run on. thfl same lines as the lilts hotel" Speaking of the Turks as Dr Frew described them as ly, lovable, and honorable fAM tor their behavior in (be war, tor found a British officer dW not admit that the-Turk was a'clam' flebler, which more thap could bo said of soni3 of our enemies. D'ANNUNZIO'S GIFT TO CREW OF.DESTBbYElt; TRIESTE, Dee Gahrlele d'Am nunzlo today boarded tbe di which yesterday deserted 'the regular Italian forces and -joined d'Annunzlo't souadron He "congrat- ulated the crew on their act and pre- sonted the- menibers .with assuring them that his cause woall ba victorious Dr.J.E. t Lovering Candidate for Public School Trustee ELECTION You Need a Physician on Your School Board I Am Your Man I STAND 1. A fair deal to pupil, teacher and-taxpayer. 2. Teachers' salaries based on merit and length of servica. 2 A careful attention to your child's health i. Kconomv m every way this economy must not inter- fere with ef ficiency. 3. Suggest building one or more portable schools at a small cost sanitary In every respect, which may he easily moved to any cart of the city. 6. Suggest a unWrim costume' for pnbllc and high school girls 7. I have had eight experience as a teacher. S. Have been a resident'for twelve jeirs. 4 8. I am a heavy taxpajer 10. I am thorough but economical VOTE FOR DR. LOVERING To the Electors I am a candidate for the school board, repie- asentingthe G.W.V.A. HERE IS MY PLAT- 1. Happy, Healthy, Well-taught Children. 2. Ari Efficient Staff in the Schools. 3. A Far-sighted Economy for the Ratepayer. 4. A Living Wage for the Teacher. 5. Adequate Accommodation for the Pupil, 6. Appointment of Teachers Upon 7.( No Discharge of Teachers Before Thorough Investigation. 8. Play for All. YOUR VOTE IS SOLICITED REV. STANLEY C. RIPPER W. A. HAMILTON THE LOGICAL CHOICE FOR School Trustee Educationalist. Experienced in School Building. Careful Business Man. For ten years I was at the head of the city schools and directed their Our present schools wereJauHt during that time. These reasons, coupled With a desire to serve the city lead me to offer my services. ,W. A. HAMILTON, To the Electors of Ihe f Lethbridge School District Your vote and interest are respectfully solicited by mo in Monday's elec- tion. -V I come fnmard primarily in the Interests ot tho ratepayers, with a ilur regard and a full consideration for tho Interests of the schools In tho coming 3 ear rt seal bn tho School Board Is one full of reapptisl billty It