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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT tins LETHrmmfiE MONDAY, JANUARY liyt-EkcUons Show Increase in Says Labor Unfit (o Govern Jan. [.abontes were flated by'the surprising results In the Spea Villay bye-elertton, where ihe n-orklngmen's candidate, Tom Myers, carried that Beat against such a strong parliamentarian as Sir John, Simon" former secretary for home affairs. Even the fervent supporters ot tee labor party did not foresee such a victory, although prepared for a blir iioll after the recent olei'l- jous Lad' shown the unsuspected strength of their adherents in every pari of the country, even In loo most imrely agricultural districts, i The turnover of voles has been heavy on every occasion where a oriie lias entered xhe recent ilons. Toe laboriles in Ihe Spen Val- !ey Increased the poll from to while the labor- ito vote rose from 5.321 to and hi llusholme trom 2.5S5 to At Jircraley. where there Ins been no labor candidate, In the iato bye- election, tho1 labor candidate polled 10.077 anil at St. Albans. a laborito. niaXins a bid for a formerly uncontest- cd seal, secured S.S30 voles. Clincs Challenges Churchill LONDON', Jan. ot a turnover In votes resulting in a labor government are discussed In connec tlon with the statement mado Satur day night at Sundorland by Winslon Churchill, secretary of Hjho said Jaborltcs ivero "unfit to govern." Mr Churchill's challenge !s taken, up b> John dines, labor leader and fmmcr food controller, in an interview print ed ir. the Daily Wall. He contend: that ifr. Churchill has' faded, bu that labor has succeeded In' handling great undertakings and "when placet in could. 1C necessary, follow the Example of tho Coalition govern inent and call in men of great buslnes experience and ability. Sir, Clines cle cjares he would regard Mr. Churchill' statement "offensive were not s Alexander Thompson, noted labor He journalist, writes In the Dail; Slail, saying thal.rnany Inboriles wlil whom he had discussed the question admit their of experience In po Hlcal manoeuvres and foreign affair and do not took for immediate contro ofithe 'country's government. .H cays they expressed the opinion that p. Sler, Bro. O. Berfi; Bro. S. G. Ear- Cbaplaln. Constable Iltdeon lias arrived in Vanier wllh his family, and up Is in the- A. P. Police de- U'hinent. Mr. is an officer !lh a wide aud varied experience in olice >vort, aud tho we 'hope his ibors in.this district will not Iw rduous, ho lo be- capable eeing that tho law'is I orced. Although ni'w tu Southern Al-1 co-nsiabic has had consid-'- raWe experience in rural work in! 'orthem Alberta'and Saskatchewan. D, R. Vatea was a business visitor R town on'Tuesday. In the Athletic hall on New Year's ve, a, dunce was Riven, which was srgeiy attended, dancing being kept p until well into the New, Year. In the Kranrellca.1 Church on New ear's night, the Sunday school gavo u entertainment and social hour !Q onilection with the annual business eeling. Mifa Connor read-the sec- etary's report showing that tho aver- ge attendance 54 for tho year. Mr. Conliu read the Treasurer's TO- iort. and 'Mr. M- J. Connor, in the of an address gave, fomo re- ninlscunces of tho >arty days in Wsrner, recalling tho first Suuday chool was held'in ivlial Is now Shop ird's store and that the- first ;od was turned for tho foundation of ho present church on New Year's morning in! 190S. ,Among thesa tuk- ng part in tho -.entertainment- -were Mesciamts Ainslie, Diugls, Morton, Misses Caldwell, Connor, and Messrs. lonnor, Alex'llarr, O. Ostby, Simp- son and Veale., The new olficers elected for the New Year aro Supen.