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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2t. REFORMING OF ALBERTA'S BAD KIDS THEY ARE NOT BEING PLACED IN A REFORMATORY BUT ARE BEING HANDLED OUT IN THE FRESH WONDER- FUL RESULT. RHEUMATISM our Special Correspondent) Edmonton, feb. have an imh.Htrial school for remark- ed Attorney General Cross when a group of newspaper men were seek- ing information about the Children's Protection Bill, "but it is spread all Ihe province. Yes, we have you to 'rest my fader." I demanded, "arrest your father For "He licks me, he do.ne it this morn- an' he'll do it aguin." "What he lick you "Cos I won't wear them -----pants. th like a hundred boys, all kk'v- all jruy me." things; too short and de doing nicely, but it would take you -a month to find them This struck the newspapermen looking for information, as a good 'story.' He had seen industrial schools that looked like a cross be- tween a college and a penitentiary ___t and all the boys and un- that the mother takes in wash- "Wt'll, the pants weren't up to much and you couldn't blame the boy. but I had to get at the "whole muli. I found by questioning him thaf hi.s father is a miner and not employed, that there are seven little children, that they rent, cler strict discipline, and he had; inS- r seen the product of these schools.' "Nw said I to him, The idea of guch an institution being j "you are getting along in years far all over the to besrin tc be "a man and to the boys being out in the free open j look out for yourself a little and not to fitfht with your father when they can't afford to give you clothes, and to look out for yourself a little. Ever any money? No? Ever try? No? liver sell papers? No? Well now, I'm air on the farms, looked like some- thing new again. There are plenty new things in Alberta, new ideas, new ideals: but this appeared revolu- tionary. Over in the Stales and "in Old England there are great sociolo- suing to you two bits. You gists, men who arc- up in the theories it tonight and buy papers and of mischief and crime and they have sell them." I gave him the quarter and told him to go get the papers, sell what ho could and come back, and if any boy .says anything about the pants, my re- plied. 'And so on and so on. The naughty a new viewpoint get.him.-to look.at the a was not searched carefoUv and he u .s u 'e srajn s. r took in with, him a file with .'.which j -not to throw them, The ------.1 A1.. i de chief I want They say the i Is a good place to go for a gopti meal.. Open Day Sho71 at all Hours Oliver Block Phone 228 will yet costsocietvvplentr of it. par- and trouble. eut s delinquency-that needs treat- There are extreme .cases and unfor-1 ment" tunate ones. Tlie average A Success has in his make-up somewhere sonie-j The Government thing that can be appealed to for [boys is proving a splendid success, good." f j.and the purpose of the present bill Treating the Parent-stem' is to get'it on 'sound "In too many cases, it-is -the fault j the. Governraent intend to of tlie parents who often are posi- i Put up any buildings, Mr. "Chad- lively indifferent or very careless. Ofj "Not at present I "Of course where a bov'is 'cursed with we are .blessed with open parentage: like; two .foregoins in-j country and; lots of ropm. We.must stances; a handicap; against} provide for and that is hirn that is almost impossible to! why it makes me sick see" the overcome. But then the parent, can towns building up without play- be at fault iii other ways, la the grounds. Organized playgrounds and South -was a boy who had son'e AvrongMlthletic sports 'the boy's repeatedly and the father "finally ap- i salvation. The boys Have strong pealed to us. I .found out all aboutlplay spirit and nowhere to vent it. The Model Restaurant Appeali to everybody by its Excellent Menu and ought to claim the patronage of all Union Men As it run on strictly union principlae. Rooms ta CowMction i- John Caatia it; -that -the father was a'teamster working regularly earning good mon- so as soon 'meal; was over he" went: off Gh-e them playgrounds end -play apparatus and; there- will be less deT linquency." "I spent four mcnths in the States down to cthe pool rooms and "stayed j studying institutions for the Govern? till all hours. This was a regular I rnent. I saw some fine ones. One habit of years standing. He didn't i in Ohio has twelve hundred boys in -boy, had quite forgotten his uniform. Everything is on a mili- wife. The boy emulated his father, tary basis with boy colonels and came home in the dark and got into j captains. It is all very fine, all kinds of bad waysJ I told the j is not always, to commend it. ave to soend 'Show me the finished I father that he would have to spend an hour at home evening with the family, at play or reading to the boy. "What do you think I am, a kid? J'll do nothing of the. he growled. "'All right, we'll have you up for contributing to the "de- I told him. "Well, he came through and the play hour be- came regular. There were no more bad reports. A short time ago I was in Calg'ary, and abottt nine-thirty one evening I dropped in to see the boy. There they were, all playing tiddle-winks, the father, boy and all. 1 spent moments and asked the boy to. come out to lunch with me at the hotel next day. he said. At lunch I asked him how he was getting along. "I never knew de old man was such a good he de- clared. "Take0 me to de 'teatre once a 'week. He's de real candy." The father is all right now and ad- mits that the "Institution" M good to him M to his 'bad' boy." MMt An Offker, asked, and in Cleveland they took me to see a boy who was in seven years. When he saw us coming he did a dust and we had to hunt for him. boy? are all pleased to meet Of course, this probation idea can make a fool of you if you handle it wrong. Whenever possible we make the man who complains against the boy. his probation ojceh. There is always a big smoke when this is sug- gested, but in the end the man who hates the boy, and the boy who vs afraid of the man, come to be good frierids, and they are both saved for a better purpose. Oh, it a great system." And, by Jove, it sure is. Between December and De- cember first, the record of juvenile delinquency, treated by the depart- ment is as "follows: For itheft, 43 boys and 3 girls; vag- rancy 8 boys and 2 girls; drink 8 boys; assault 9 boys; fire arms 3 boys; wilful 95 boys; burglary, BARLEY AND HQPS-a food and a tonic. A trifle of aid to digestion. That's beer. If you get a piare is better for you. It is not good to say "Don't drink beer." are many who need it. Your doctor advises beer. The healthiest peoples of the world drink the ipost of it But it is good advice to say, "Don't drink the wrong beer." Some beer causes biliousness. Alberta's Pride does not. Alberta's Pride beer is both good and good for you. Nine people in ten would be better for drinking it. Alberta's Pride is a home beer, because of its ab- solute purity. It is aged for months, then filtered, -then sterilized. There are no after effects. M B t f fv "The are almost boys; of civic by-laws, IMT H lAMrf IMCS fir Afcrti's Pride ice tfe Alberta's Pride The Beer that made Lcthbridgc Famous ;