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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta urrmninGK wouun SATURDAY, FEBRUARY OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER U. F. A. Delegation Presented Convention Resolutions To The Alberta Cabinet; All Day Session In the roidit a deluge- of resolutions brought by the Untied Farmers o! Al- berta executive before Ihe provincial cabinet the question of providing more telephone Facilities En outlying districts of ihc provinco WHS brought up Premier Stowurt announc- ed that an appropriation of more than Tor telephone extensions VTJH be a sited of the coming session j of the legislature. A large quantity of material for this 1920 program of building having already been purchas- ed. Applications from every part of the province for telephone faci- lities will be considered by the de- partment and as much done to meet conditions as Is possible. iAU the members of the cabinet with the pxceptkm of Hon. Duncan Mar- minister of agriculture, who Is' it the east, met the U. F. A. execu- tive which consisted of president H.: Wood, Mrs. Sears, presideut of the U. P. A., P. Baker, Herbert Green- field, A. C. Muir and Secretary Hig- ginbolham. Medical Fees Any form of legislation which iil- teinptcd lo arbitrarily -fix a schedule of fees wliicli might bo charged by the medical profession, was shown lo bo ubsotutely impracticable when a reso- lution along this Hue was presented. Redress in Courts IVhIle it was admitted that in ex- ceptional casss medical practitioners' hare charged outrageous prices at-. tendance en'country cases hi Jar, it was shown that splendid public service-had been given practically free in hundreds of cases, especially during the "fin" epidemic nnd patients liivl recourse against extortionate fees by refusing to pay. Hon.'A. G. Mac Kay and others of the cabinet public should bo mane? fully the fact thai no scale of .rccs for doc- tors fs legalised by legislation, and that application lo the courts should bfe made where It is feH that any medical charge is exhorbHaut. The opinion ivas freely expressed that "scallywag" doctors would hardly dare face the light of publicity by seek- ing collection of holdup fees from a "patient-, through court channels. Supplementary Revenues When a resolution from Westlcck local calling for tho abolishing of the supplementary revenue .act, was pre- sented, it pointed out that proving clal revenue must be maintained, but in this connection Premier Stewart promised to giye. a British Columbia Woman Speaks Plainly. Hw ia to Those wbo have found relief ate the people who ivant ail sufferers lo know they gained from their eiperienee. Mrs. B. of S.irons, B.C., writes, praising Gin Pills tor the ira- inprfiate relief given hy thcac splendid Pills. Mrs. Walters "I advise people who not used Gin Pills to try them. I have I'tc-n troubled for yoara with weak nnd one toz of Gin Tills cnrfd ice. T recommend them as an f.bsolute and reliable cure." Derangement of or bladder is su very that, at the fir., sign in side or back. treatment .ulb Gin I'ills'should The duty )f the kidneys is to blood. If irent fir inactive, tlrle acid And other poisons and waste nro carried lo ,the joints and muscles, causing ioflamiriHiicRi rhemiialism, sciaticn, .lumbago, constant hcad- ashes, dhzi-teES. floating sjii'ckfl heforc tho eyes, gravel or stone in the blad- der, general debility and lassitude. If you hare aay of these get Gin Pills at once, free sample on rt- quort. At druggists or apalcrs. 50c- MX. Mosey refunded if not rclic-ped. The National Drug i Chemical Co. 'of Canada. Limited, Toronto. United HtitM Address. Ni'-Drn-Co., Inc., 202 Main St, Buffalo, N.Y. ment to the fommitteelfrom which U vrgs assumed ihit some legislation re- specting the supplementary revenue ac! msy be broaghl down during Ihe cominc session. Hon. C. R. Mitchell protested against the atate.nienl In the resolution that the act was solely {or she raising of patriotic funds. Several new channels of expenditure were opened up at the time, and no minis- !er ever stated that the act was simply for the means of collecting patriotic funds. Tbe main contention of the after- noon came to a head with'a.discus- sion of resolutions on the question of liquor act enforcement endorsed by the U.P.W.A. convention.' They'asked, .ttiat doctors be not permitted to pre- scribe llo.uor'coccept for medicinal pur- poses, and also that the government provide for a provlnclol plebiscite on ihe Issue of importation under fed- eral sanction. f. Both Premier Stewart and Attorney- General Hon. J. R. Boyle pointed out that the liquor act already provides tt penalty for doctors giving liquor prescriptions except for medicinal pur- poses. "Wo can't convict the doctors oe- rause we can't catch de- clared Mr. Boyle. "They ilon't pre- scribe liquor now until after they ex- amine the applicant and wo can't prove the patient wasn't sick." it was suggested that there was still much drunkeness in the provinco Mr. Boyle declared he would not be held responsible for such conditions now Inasmuch as anybody in Alberta could obtain all liquor wanted by Impor- tation. Contentious Problem "This enforcement of prohibition is perhaps tho most contentious problem any provincial government ui i.iiuiida has lo face right said Premier Stewart. "But while I don't believe for a moment we can entirely stop drinking, I believe It will wear itself out In tlma and surely conditions to- day arc infinitely better than in the (.'ays ot the open bar." Is Government Sympathetic? Secretary Higginbotham asked Mr. Boyle if there was any foundation for the impression In Alberta tbat the gov- ernment was actually sympathetic to the liquor traffic because ot profits in the handling ot liquor. Huge rraflta "You come, here as the secretary of a reputable organization arid you bave. no right to insinuate anything "of the rretorted .the attorney general with warmth. "The govern ment Is prepared to stand on its recon in the matter of law enforcement and we go just as far as the act allows Over 2000 convictions for bootlegging were obtained by the department in 1819 and 175 stills seized. Tho prov- ince made i profit of the drug stores made probably and it's' a safe estimate that the doctors made over out ot the liquor busi- ness. If It's the wish of tho people tbe government- could sell below cost. There never was a bone-dry prohibi- tion law endorsed in this province and we only recognize liquor for medicine.! purposes. Not but AJtort1. Is Iho only province where a limit is placed on the number of prescriptions a doctor may supply in a month. We are combatting forgeries and boot- legging in every way possible and it's no good talking of restricting the drug store supplies -because legislation won't prevent whisky being used In nny way people want to use it once they obtain It." "The Impression prevails, at nny went on Secretary Higgm- bolbam, "that W. Q. was dis- missed because he wanted a policy of more rigid enforcement." 1 "The. policy of Sir. Forsler was to purchase liquor by the barrel, adul- terate and trust to the honesty o! the not to further 'tone It down" for that reason he was dismissed and if tbat Is the policy you want io set up against mine then I'm willing to stand or fall by public opinion on the mat- came back 'Mr. Boyle. Members of the cabinet expressed their willingness to submit a prohibi- tion plebiscite lo the province, but Is a good sec About disposing of your PELTS and FURS A strong market.prevails at present, Ga( our any quantity. A. WYMAN CO. DEALIRS IN HIDEB, PELTS AND FURS 445 AODRESS: 320 6lh STREET S. P.O. BOX 5 since 3 delay ia tbe matter bas been asked by the., social service council, the. question U still In' abeyance. "I am positively opposed to lower- ing the price of stated tbe premier. "Hor 1 think those who can afford to buy it as a luxury ought to pay the price." Railway Extension When requests for railway exten- sions came up through resolutions of Forbesville. Chain Lakes. Klrkpatrtek. Ilonnle lirlar' and Banilla locals, Premier Stewart said the province had no Jurisdiction in euch extensions but urged applications be made to the fed- eral govern ai6nt. As for tho branch of tbe E. D.. ft. B..C. once proposed from Bushy to Fort Aesinlbolue, and in which connection a petition was presented by Mr. lUdford of Barrheadj the premier referred to tho cated condition of affairs ot the Mc- Ar'thur systems In Ihe north and said some definite action would be taken before tbe emJ of the coming session of tho legislature. He admitted the justice of solutions from Sexsmilh and'otlier places in the north respect- ing tbe deplorable situation on the northwest railways, but said Jbe gov- ernment was doing everything possi- ble. weather conditions remain favorable traffic will be speeded up on iho E. D. B. C. with co-operation o! the other railway systems. Farm Loan Act When resolutions asked for a more active operatlon'of the farm loan act of the province both tha premier and Provincial Treasurer Mitchell doubted the wisdom of attempting to operate It. "Frankly the scheme will not give the benefits now that may be expected of said the premier. "The govern- ment lias to pay such a high rate for imerest, and companies are willing now to loan on long-term mortgages Better work can be accomplished b> confining our efforts to the cow bil and the rural credits act. Under the farm Joau act the government woulc bave lo take ail tho risky loans." Auto Licenses No change ill the license system for automobile's, and a policy of maintain Ihg automobile roads' with such taxa tion, was announced when Homewood local resolution along this line came up, this asking for a maximum of for nny car on a weight instead o wheelbase standard. Highways further consideration was giv en an application for the appoljitmer. of a highways commission Premie Stewarl denied the-' inference in th preamble that road grants arc distributed along political patrona'g lines. Road work was on a more bus nessllke basis and tho oW system o political apportioning was over b Hoped, The cabinet opposed commls sion control where the govemmen had to be responsible in end. School Funds It was agreed that the municipal ac be amended to permit -funds in execs of the school board's levy in a dis trict be turned over to the schoo board by the municipal council at thi end ot tho year. Willis agreeing that In prlnclpl municipal debt should not debar ai elector from voting, it was aiiuiittei tbat stringent measures must b adopted and followed to keep tax co lection closer to requirement In th province. A resolution asked that a qualified residents bo allowed to vot at municipal elections. Rural Credits A resolution endorsing the mra crc'IUs act of tbe province urged.tha rural municipalities bo required t givo specified guarantees to enah the societies to operate. M .Mitchell thought this a good sugge tion, and spoke ot the auccessli scope of operation opened by the He thought money might bo nvailab: at 6H per cent. ir. the near futur but agreed that local bank manager ought to bo more sympathetic In vie of tho attitude adopted by tbo bankii association, Hail Insurance Resolutions asking lliat Ihe hail I surancc scheme apply in unorgiinizc districts brought a slatemcnt fro Hon. .MacKay that in the coming se sion some legislation will be broug down lo nmke- health am! other ac applicable In unorganized mimicipa tics, it being admitted that many those districts were financially t well able to ussuino obligations a many ollicrs already organized. It was agreed tbat it might bo Ina visabio to bavo municipal reeves elec by popular vole instead ot boh elected by Ihe municipal council, resolution asking for a ratepayer vole. Pincher Creek's request for an i crensn In hospital grants from Ihe go ernment lo 75 cents per day pi patient was supported by tho mini Icr of health In theory, but both th premier and provincial treasurer cm pliatlcally pointed out that high gr.-.nts "f this nature meant the appll- i cation of more taxes. Herbert Green- field said lie thought tlie country ought lo stand (X higher rate of taxa- tion for tbo sake of health nnd educa- tion. Tliis mailer Is already under consideration by the government, It was pointed out. As -for tbo placing of doctors in cmt- lying districts requested: by resolu- tion. Him. Mr M.ncKay rfrfeirou to Iho great scarclly of doctors and tbe obligation of mnniclpalilles to as- snmn tlio burden of expense. In Athn- basca ft system of insurance was fol- lowed and worked will] instant suc- cess, yearly fees from a sufficient number of people assuring o cnl man of a substantial in- come. Housing Scheme In r-'tjiirds yiii'iic.'iTUM] I" IKIVH uy housing scheme luade available I or rural districts, Premier Stewart most emphatically stated that no was lo launched by he provincial government, it there as, of course ihe rural districts ould have the same consideration at rban centres. It was agreed tbat a resolution ce.ll- for a clean bill of health for all persons before allowed to be married not practlci I or wise, at the pre- sent' tfme.at Mature -MatUrs, of; education received, nglby A number of esolutlotf from the U.F.W.A. eonven- on rwpectine a wilier courx of study nd more' tpeciallziug in rural sob- beicc disposed of when Hon. eo.'P. Smllh explained that a thor- urn of investigation will be out during the next two nonths to ascertain public views' on cnrricalufa, 'bis aiming at a re- Islon ot the present courts o! school tudles. This eeems to be a time for fed- remarked the premier, "and I or one am colng to put up my handa .gainst .loading children down with under the sua. 1 think ley had better learn a few ecaentlai _ 'r A request for tbe UM of a ia aefaooi district elections was onipronmed by a suggestion that incorporated in the ohool act'to permit voting to done rmeaaVoti of paper instead of i Qraailc Resolution One'dniatic resolution read, after ecitinj Ihiat 'educational facilities in utlylng districts are far from satls- actory: "Resolved tbat tho U.P.-A. de- that tbe provincial government nact a law to place all rural lands n the proTiuce taxable as per value n order that tbe burden ot educating he children in rural districts may bo orne equally and thai the government hall bs responsible for Hie education 'f children in tbe rural districts, or- or unorganized." promising consideration of be requer.1, It was agreed nt- the con- ereuce that It would not be feasible n view of the protest likely to be raised against the scheme from quart- rs where no advantages of such a heavier taxation would be available or perhaps'years. The premier sug- gested that ihe rate for educational aies in unorganized districts might )e advanced.' When it was urged that nil school rustees receive free copies of the school ord.inance, ca'uinel members pointed out' what a heavy expense bis would Involve, inasmuch as there were'over schools in the prov nee. It Tvas.agreed tbat these copies should be .provided trustees b'y the district, funds beiug available from ho library account. The govern ment said such copies would be sup plied at cost Brand Act Changes in the brand act, more milk and the shipment of seed craiu to drought stricken districts, were reeolutloni dealing with agri- cultural matters which the premier, advised Kiould go before the agricul- tural committee of the legislature this month. This disposition was to. the discussion the urob- ibllity of a serious shortage la farm borses for iprlcs work was dealt upon at Itnitb. lario numbers o! Uortes are to bave been loH this winter all over the province, and In a cevltltude ot cases sprinc work will be gravely Interfered will ai a re- of tkta HOW MULtS ARE gels ready to bray It first throws Its till up, 'and then Indulges in Its fav- orite paatlmet- Twp small iuuscles at the top of the mule's tall control the raising of that appendage.. It these muscles are sov- ored the mule can not raise Its tall. operation Is very simple, and lakes only a mouient. Another operation which acts as an efficacious dimmer of the mule's bray In the ipllttlng of the The. mule's nose differs from that of Ihe horse Ic that (t hM what U taraed a nostril. Tbat t; to say, it has a nostril through which It breahtes, Just a horse, and, alongside ot that nostril a pocket which extends for several Inches above the real nostril. When the mule brays tbe sound IB treatly ratgntned by this falaa nostril. Therefore It has been found that the simple operation of splitting the false nostril, thereby maklnt; It a part of the real nostril, greatly subdues the sound .of. this mule'a bray. It was not until the war that science discovered a way In.which to take the >ray oat of a Veterinary surceons lately txen derotioc a great deal of atten- lion to the problem of how to deprive the mule ot ability to greet all and sundry loud and hearty "Hee- haw, hee-haw." .Two very simple methods hare been devised. The Oral of these Is an op- eration that la performed on Its tall, ft Is said that .If a mule cannot raise tU tail it cannot bray. When a mule THE COST To your Estate is no greater by appointing a Trust Cornpany. as EXECUTOR than an individual but you are assured at all times of the benefit of oui experience. Correspond or call on us for further information. The British Canadian Trust Co. 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