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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LOCAL mwi EMI TOO BJUFtCT IT THE DAILY HERALD TBB HERAUTi PAGE OF UVB LOCAL NBffS THURSDAY. JANUARY 6, 1921 SECOND SECTION LKTHRIUDGE, ALBEHTA. SECOND SECTION PAGE SEVliN Charter Amendment Committee Out nes Rules of Procedure i All Forms of City Government Iaro somB wi'i to a year to brought win T> r> -j j i ji commission government and 180 odd about by it., Will Be Considered Including Present, Though Some Mem- bers Oppose Considering Any- Manager Form Say- ing That is What the People Voted For. Tha committee appointed Ho go into the matter of the managerial form of government for the city got under way (or work at the preliminary meeting belli in the council chwnber ot the city hall on Wednesday night. Out of a number of forty-five named only about fifty per cent, turned up, and lor an initial meeting good progress was made. Those present, in addition to the three commissioners, were C. B. Bowman, R. J. Ritchie Paterson, J. Gilmore, W. S. Ball, J. F. Simpson, Dr. Rusk, R. V. Gibbons, B. J. Sehl, A. B. Hogg. W. J. Nelson, C. King- dom, T. Ixragworth, G. W. Green, W. Oliver, B. Metcnlfe, H. Boyd, H. Mac- beth. H. G. Clarke, A. Williamson, J. Vasoleniik, D. R. Yatea, anil R. Bar rowman. Rules Rules and procedure to govern the general committee, by ol so-called forme of managerial government, but there jwas no Cana- dian city that was in favor ot the managerial form, ed to having Hi Moose Jaw object- government called managerial, but designated it com- missioner and aldennanlc. Mr. MetcaUa was ot the opinion that in the plebiscite It was over- whelmingly voted by the people that they were in favor of the managerial Mr. Hogg argued that it was neces- sary to go into the present form ot commission government in that it was desirable to know that the "pres- ent hole" was all right before search- ing for "a bettor 'ole." Mr. Kingdom spoke in favor o! the clause. Clause 1 then carried. Notice jof Amendment Notice was given by Mr. Barrow- form of government, and that the rama that he would move as an amend, members of -the committee present, meDt to clause 1 of the order of pro- Friday ii the Russian Christ- mai, tut M a result the mines will be working with very short miners' of Slavic origin phn. to celebrate. Commissioner Freeman, came up for discussion, with the following being adopter! with to the originals: General committee shall consist of those appointed by the council to act, j and any additional members the com- mittee wish to add by majority vote. The chairman, secretary, and iiule- peudent stenographer to bo appointed by a committee. there to carry out the wish expressed. The mayor did not consider the ver- dict of the plebiscite as being an over- whelming one, nor as being a mail- date. He was not stating this in a spirit of opposition to the managerial form of government but was willing to leave tha matter to the meeting. After some discussion Mr. Gilmore moved that Mr. Freeman's proposals be laid on the table and taken up for discussion clause by clause and passed. This led to 'Mr. Qreen saying that ha was present to consider only the change to nianacerial form of gov- ernment. He was not disposed to waste time by going into the merits, or otherwise, of the present system. I He wanted to hear all about mana- gerial form of government as a sub- stitute to the present one, not that he had any particular fault to find with the commission form of govern- managerial form, particularly .on the score of economy, would be -the more advisable form and this was the opin- ion of a large number of citizens. Mr. Freeman stated that his object A quorum, to constitute a general j in introducing the rules and order of nnHttrr nhnlt C n WflS tn irpf n cedure, at the next meeting, that the words "and advantages" be added af- ter the .words "taults" in she sentence, "ascertaining the faults of the pres- ent form of that the words "and advantage" be added after the word "complaint" in the line "a vote on each complaint." The question of a permanent chair- man and secretary was left over until the next meeting. Shortly after the close of the meeting the mayor asked to be excused, as he had. another en- gagement, and Mr. Ball was elected to the chair. With him was left the naming of a committee to go into the matter of a permanent stenographer. The next meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday nest at 8 p.m., and on the Wednesday of each week following. meeting, shall consist of a majority the members of the committee. The mover ot any motion to have the right of reply" after discussion. Speakers to be allowed five min- utes. The chairman may allow anyone to take the floor more than once. The general committee may appoint sub-committees, who shall report their findings to the-general committee. Number of votes for and agamst any motion mwt bo recorded when deiMiided by the mover or chalr- Voting by show of hands. The committee i to e or add to any or suspend or cbaoce; the order hall have'the power wf." to any of the rule, was merely to get a stari oti things and make room for discua- siou. The motion of Mr. Gilmore was flu-. ally adapted, and the clauses passed j one by one with variations aud amendments made. A BreeM Everything went smoothly until clause 1 of the order of procedure was reached, when a breeze was created by Mr. Oliver stating that he consid- ered there nothing to be gained by tolug Into the taults of the present form of government, la his opinion flfty per cent, efficient and Committee Hopes to Make Good Report Needed This Year of suited I in the city. This traslneas by a two-thirds majority vote of' thoac present at a regular meet- iai. due notice ot which change or kldition to Uie rules has been given at a meeting; or by the unanimous vote of those present at meeting. Order of Procedure 1. Discussion with a view to ascer- taining the faults. of the present form of government. 'Every member of committee to be given the opportunity pf expressing his viaws, and all com- plaints to be tabulated. After all those wishing to do so have expressed themselves, a vote on each complaint, as to its importance or otherwise, will be taken, and all those receiving a majority vote, as of sufficient import- ance, are to be noted, and will form a basis for which a remedy is to be i sought, either by adjustments to the present form of government or by some other form. 0 2. Consideration of other forms of government, selecting the most dasir- by elimination, and with a view to overcoming the tabulated faults without Introducing others. 3. Report and reoommeudation of committee. Purpose of Meeting With Mayor Hardle elected to the chair, the ball was set. rolling by Dr. Rusk wanting a definite statement as to whether the meeting was for the 'purpose of discussing managerial form ot government or of going into the merits, or otherwise, of the pres- ent form of government. This follow- ed the reading of the order of proce- dure submitted by Commissioner Freeman as it regarded to clause 1. Mayor Hardie replied that there cansJoeraWy. irritated Ills it personal reflection on tke.jnembers oi the pres- ent civic gotensjegt. Mr. did not agrae with Mr. Oliver: Do What Voters Wish Mr. Green tnen took the floor, con- tending that it was not necessary to "Don't us, we're too wrote one professional firm to the Board of Trade this morning in con- ne'ctlon with the campaign to secure, all the 1921 memberships before the' annual meeting next Monday evening. The canvassers won't need to call for the along with quest a cheque for the amount of its assessment for membership. That was one of the bright spots today in the campaign to get the funds to put the board through what is con- sidered by everyone to be one of the crucial years in the history of South- flnd faults but to look-ahead in Alberta. There are big problems Investigation of managerial form of coming up to be dealt with during the government, for which the voters had I ?'ear- In addition to the ever-present expressed wish. It was a ques- irrigation development problem on tlon of getting something better than I which the future of Lethbridge so the present form of government. Tho I greatly depends, there are dry farm- people on the street were talking and! saying that there should be manager- ial government, with a saving of' Bank At Sweet (kass Suspends First International Compelled To Take Action to Prevent Run M Institution (Spwtal to Herild.) SWEET GRASS, Mont, Jan. First International Bank here has compelled to close Its temporarily it least, to, prevent run on the Institu- tion. The bank esjimlner will be here within or three days to fn- sind there Is hope that the bank will be able to resume 'Inability to realize on loins Is to be the cause of the bank's temporary suspension. NEW INVESTMENT; That is Opinion of Eastern Fin- ancial Paper Discussing N. Issue ing problems to be considered. The proposed soli survey of Southern Al- berta and tfea of aid from the board In hii0ng to Institute changes resulting especially in methods of tillage to combat soil drifting. V If it happens that work on tho Lethbridge Northern starts this spring, the board will' have another important function in. seeking to at- tract, the best dlass of settlers to get all the lands., under tne ditch in the new district; !u the hands of active farmers, and this will require a strong organization In the board with funds to hack'up Its efforts. The membership committee report- ed at- today's, luncheon of the board that it was prop-easing favorably and urged 'all members to send in their lines with, as IRtle delay as posflole. T.he committee7 meets on Friday to consider plaits, for bringing, the cam- paign to a whirlwind finish, and hopes Trustees of the Lethbridge North- ern are waiting with bated breath for Friday when they will know whether there are any bids for the of bonds of the district, and whetSer any of the bids which may be made will be worth considering. It is likely that, a meeting of trustees will be held about noon to consider whatever bids there may be, and an effort will be made to present the results in to Premier Charles Stewart and his ministers while they are in the cltr on tkfiir way to Raymond. The Lethbridge Northern Issue la the largest Canadian issue on the market this month" according to the Monetary Times just to hand. Mani- toba and Alberta are each floating ten year bonds but the big is- sue is the irrigation offering. The Monetary Times dealing with the issue says in part: Already there are several issues on the list for sale in January, the most important of which is Lethbridge Northern Irrigation offering. Bond dealers in Toronto do not appear to be very interested in the proposition. Irrigation bonds are a new kind of in- vestment to Canadian bond buyers. In ;he United States they were not held in very high repute, and it is feared :hat might adversely affect the sale ot the LethbrWge Northern session, will croato a turn! equal to two years' interest, of which will he available for making up any .arrears on the part of tho rate- payers. This fund is to be perpetual during the lifetime of the loan, but it is limited at any time to tho amount indicated. Stringent action is provid-j oil for in case ot such defaults, byj which the government may proceed i against the landowners and recover jthe amount so paid by means of tax! sales of tho delinquent lands. Pro-! tection for the bondholder is therefore' amply afforded, but. the farmers in I the Lethbridge Northern district have no doubt about their boing able to meet all their obligations and having something to spare from the proceeds of the increased crops they may reas-. onably expect to harvest, when they have irrigation.. jonds. The amount of the bond issue is] placed at the figure na7ned in tho dis-l :rict This is the estimated cost of the project, plus a margin to carry it for a year or two. The debentures are issued on iho credit of the district and are re- payable in thirty years. Under the terms of tho issue, Interest at 7 per to be able to report on Monday nightlcent- be 'ne first three a considertMf amount more money on. JffTf loan' provlsion bemg hand to nm '.the board In 1921 than was available, made for these payments out of the margin allowed for working expenses during the first two or three years. Interest only will be continued to Advisory Committee of Employ- ers and Employees Will Hold Meeting However A meeting of the local advisory com- mittee to the employment bureau in the Lethbridge district will be held on Friday evening. This committee, which is composed of four employers and four employees, with Supt. Lfmg- worth of the labor bureau as secre- tary, has Tor its duty co-operating with the provincial advisory commit- tee in the work of 'applying the nation- al employment" policy. The. committee In Lethbridge con- sists of R. U. W. Meech, Geo. B. McKay and J. F. Livie repre- senting the employers aud F. Smeed, 0. Kingdom, W. Hawkins and A. Forbes representing the employees. Locally the committee has no seri- ous unemployment problem to con- sider. Supt. Longworth reported this morning; that there were only 50 ap- plications for work standing on his books and he was very doubtful whe- ther all the applicants are all still in the city. "I consider Lethbridge very fortunate in its employment problem !is compared with .other cities" said. Failed to See Shunting Train as It Backed Over the Crossing A level crossing and a side-curtain- ed car resulted in an accident at Nan- ton on Wednesday afternoon about two o'clock in which B. Koch, farm1 er of that district was seriously In: jured, being badly crushed about the chest. According to reports available here. Mr. Koch was-proceeding along the road leading to the crossing while a way freight was shunting cars. The trainman at the rear of the train wss In position and believed that the driv- er of the car had seen the freight and would stop. Evidently however, the driver didn't notice the train which was backing slowly over the crossing, and the brakeman immediately applied the brakes in an effort to avert an accident. The car was flopped with- in a ear length but it had gone far enough to cause the collision with the result that Mr. Koch was Injured. He is reported today to be doing as well as could be expected. :payable for the neit tour years, at the IS.15 irriglble acre.'but in LUNCHEON-TICKETS payments on interest and prin- ARE GOING FAST will beflti, There will be twen- 4 ty-three of these annual (or the luncheon of i taking up the (ull amouut of the loan' 1950. LEE IS CHAIRMAN TORONTO, Jan. George W. Lee, acting chairman ot the T. and N. O. Railway was appointed chairman ot the railway by the government today at a salary of annum, Ticket! the Board of Trade at its an- nual meeting Monday night in .the basement of Knox, Church are going to be at a premium, for the seating capacity la limited and the demand for tic- kets: is already large. Members hava the first call on the avail- able scats and are asked to govern themselves accordingly. The Alberta government, in accord- anco with the legislation passed at the Notice to Cream Producers UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OUR PRICES POR CREAM WILL BE; 55c for "Table" Cream 47c for "Fit.t" Grade 44c for "Second" Grade LTD. GENERAL MEETING OF THE LCTHBKlBGE BRANCH, GJ. U WILL BE HELD IN THE CLUB ROOMS ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH AT 3.00 P.M. Dr. W. H. Shumply, M.D., says 80% of the popu- lation has spinal deviations which are the cause of many'grave diseases. Restoring spinal alignment is chiropractic. See me today. SMITH and SMITH THE CHIROPRACTORS 206 SHERLOCK BLOC. PHONES 1C77, 1441, OUR BUYER HAS JUST RETURNED FROM A BUYING TRIP, THEREFORE WE CAN OFFER YOU Tr.E FOL- LOWING GUARANTEED BY US: King-Beach Pure Jams in 4 pound pails as follows, Strawberry, Black Currant, Logan- OC berry, Raspberry, per tin......... Red Plum Jam, per 4 pound King Beach and Mclntosh. Marma- t lade, 4 pound pails, our price___ J. Bowes Ontario Honey in 2y2 lb Welch's Grapelade, Peachade, Plumade, Grape, Black Currant, in 15- ounce glass each __.................__............. Pickles, and sweet, in 8 ounce jars.................. Libby's'Queen Olives. in sealers, each......___ P. G. White Naptha Soap, per bar.........10c Prunes, size 80 to 90, per large 25 pound case.............'...... Evaporated Apples, per 3 pound pail Otter Red Spring Salmon, one pound tin___3Sc WE SHIP MAIL ORD'ERS DAILY. ORDERS SHIPPED ON SAME DAY AS RECEIVED. THESE ARE EXCEPTIONALLY LOW PRICES AND ALL GOODS GUARANTEED BY US. WE FOLLOW ALL DROPS IN PRICES AND WIL'. GIvT YOl; THE LOWEST PRICE THE DAY OF SHIPMENT. O. BOX 940 PHONE 1619 Income Tax SPECIALISTS Financial ANALYSTS Business ENGINEERS RITCHIE PATERSON AND CO. E4 Acadla Building 612 Third Avenue South BREAD Is your best food. GOLDEN KRUST Is your best Bread. Get it at our shop at lOc >w PER LOAF Try our Buns as well. You'll want more. LETHBRIDGE NATIONAL SYSTEM OF BAKING 407 FIFTH STREET SOUTH 25c .65c We thank all our Customers for their lib- eral patronage in the past year, as our busi- ness has is because our prices are always right, and service and quality is our motto. Supina Sen, Phone 1766 230 13TH STREET NORTH. 'Our New Year's Term opened a splendid attendance. Thank you. If you were unable to start last Monday, your chance cbnieM next week. Our In- struction makes it possible for you to enter ANY MONDAY. DAY SCHOOL-NIGHT SCHOOL I wish you a Happy and Pros. perous New Year. KEEP ON READING MR. EDUCATOR'S TALKS in price of the snost im- portant and already the cheapest of Beginning today, our prices for Cream are: Table Quarts.........60c Pints..........30c Half-pints......16c Whipping Cream- Quarts .........80c Pints..........40c Half-pints'......20c Chief Mountain Creamery Co., Ltd. LETHBRIDGE, PHONE Office and Plant. 1254 6th Ave. A, South. The percentage of the 1020 lery of city taxes, collected in Medicine Hat is 78.04. This is the highest percent- age of tax collection iz the city's his- tory. DON'T FORGET To 9 only place where you CAB (at your ahoes repaired by prac- tical shoemakers Is at Hutton A 418A Fifth Street South Phone M3 I doors 8. of Colonial BREAD FOR THE KIDDIES There's nothing more health- ful, more appetizing than good, Bread. The best food you possibly can consume is good Bread. And QUAKER BREAD is tha best Bread. Not only do the kiddies enjoy it but ench'member of the family welcomes it at every meal. Buy QUAKER BREAD. John Gi'more Ltd. Bakers of Quaker Bread. PHONE 378. From Every Viewpoint Kirkby's Is Superior You will thoroughly enjoy your meals here. Everything prepared ig the very beat and the service IB excellent. You will find Kirkby's lunches afteriwon teas both dainty aud satisfying. Our tea rooms are. homelike. When the folks are away you wifl not feel so lone- some if you get your meals here. Our entire menu ts well pre- pared and daintily served. The more you Icuow of the quality of the materials we use and the cleanliness of our the more you will enjoy your din- ners, afternoon teas and lunches. We Sell Home-made Bread, Caket and Pattrics KIRKBY'S 906 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH ;