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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta VrMny. 20, So Says Eminent Sociologist Is Antagonistic to True Democracy Dr. Stanton Colt, sociologist an founder of the University Hottlemen declares against Socialism In an ;tt dress just published. "If Marxla Socialism gains further h Kays, "it will become a menace 1 the existence of the of. the Suite at; a democratic republic. Tho declaration comes in a fore word to the published proceedings o tile twenty-fifth anniversary ot'lebra lion of the University Settlement. Dr <.'oit, who is now head of the Ethica Culture Society In London, was unable to attend the celebration, and the fore is his contribution to the occa Eion.- "1 gladly make use of this oppor- says Dr. Colt, "for presenting three ideas which may help to inter- pret to the settlement workers them- selves, and to the public, the meun- iny or what in America is called set- tlement work or social reform, as dis- tinct from .Marxian Socialism." Settlement workers have often been confused with Socialists, and Dr. Colt shows tlio difference between the noiiils of view of the tivo kinds of workers for social reform. Three'Grounds for Alarm' "Marxian Socialism has of late years grown rapidly in says, "not. only among the leaders of trade unions, even among (he1 un- dergraduates in men's and women's colleges. This in my judg- ment., should be regarded as a danger signal. "There are three main grounds for alarm at the development of Marxian Socialism in this country. The first error which is gaining ground among, 1be' professed fri'ands of the wage- earners is what is called the material- istic conception of history. Accord- ing lo Ibis doctrine ideas, ideals, prin- eiplea of right and wrong in no .wise help 10 bring about, a juster social or-