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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TlJRSnAY, JANUARY 8, 1918  J Tliti LETHBniDOE v AlLT llER ALD PAGE XINK Out of the ti'ftvalJ of t]vo itouTB' Ah-niealon at Tueiday morninc^g KQBBion It the Albeitn Federation of V^bor wa� lioin a now political party lli Alberta. M least that ia wha^ the 00 delegatefi oroHent hope will bo the roBuU anil I hey further hope that^oyory other pro; vince In the Dominion will take Blmi^ lar action �o that a "\^orklng claao >arty," as It is cBll(Btt'''for wj^nt of a. letter name In the meantlmp^-niay be* irganlzed throughout thft .wnolo Po-ninlon, . Indep�n�l�nt Polit)e�l Action That thii convention.instruct the incoming executive to carry out the in-itruuttona of the Ottawa Trade$i and -.abor Congrem relative to the chilling )t a convention repreHentatlv6 of Trados unions, Non'Partizan Ledgue, Socialist locals, Oreat War Veteran VsaoclatlOQS, Labor Represehtatloh eagues and kindred organizations with I view of forming a working class po-Itlcal party. Above wns tho recommeudation of ;liQ executive committee as presented |)y Delegate Farmiio of EMmonton, .v)iich resulted in the discuaslon and I Is ultimate Moption with only threa Uasenting votes. In the report of tho iresident and secretary relative tu he formation of a new working dag's loliticBl party appeared the following ixplanatlon of tho attempt to organ-no the new party: Labor and Politics At the recent convention of tho ITradisB and llabor Congress tho quea-lon of torming a Labor Party along he lines of tho Independent .Labor 'arty ,of Great. Britain was discussed lincl approved. � Tho details in connection: wltli the ormatlon of 8amo"were loft in tho lands o� the executive of the Con-;ress. V/a received a letter late In October rom J. C. Watters reauestlng us to mil a convention of the labor leagues, armers, independent parties, Ji'abians, [loclallsts and similar organizations of he province for the purpose of form-ng one working class party lor the irovlnce, but at that time it wns felt hat the federal elections I >yould be cceiving tho attention of these organ-zutlous, some of whom had candidateo n the field, and that it would be wise 0 defer action to a later date,.' If the recent elections in which la-lor contested thirty-eight seats with 10 success, teach us anything it should, e the necessity for a strong organlza'j! ion and a fundamental policy, tor dur?;] ng the recent campaign ^hile had!, hirty-elght ropresentatlyes .of. la!(�)1i;.'as' landidates we had noarly tiisr tn^nf:dif> erent platforms. . �'" � ;i',; ?, It must bo apparent that whUe'thls.] ixists It will be Impossible'for'iabor.ito Lccomplish much politiculy'and'-we uhmit for your conslderatiattv;|he' ad-,'laablllty of labor agreeing on some lundamental 'principles;and 'tiie uniting-f the various labor, tai-iner, Socialist,; 'ubiau and similar: organizations Info' no party provincial wide.,' This we elleve would be',thofirst-atep_ toward hTlnWngtSgeui^oV'^^^ t^r wage board lions Dominion wide whichtmust ulU-, been^^prpvIdedi;!^ the government. might got somolhing on the industrial field by organization but they would never get anywhere in the political field. I Delegate Ilold: "Does the delegate mean we ought to take action along the lines of the Bolshovlkl?" � Delegate WhoAtley ndHiltWdiR great admiration for thci Russian Bolihevlkl, as dld'Dplegnto R^ld Wtfcr. , -''Querl*�,Alex Rom A mining dqlegdto warfted Alex Ross, M..L.A,, of Calgary, to tell the conven tlon whether ho was going to Kdmon ton merely as a lobbyist looking for sops from the old lino parties or who thor he intended to* stAiid oil the plat form of the labor party. Ho also wanted t6 know .whether'he would line hpliehlnd Btewart 6r�Mlchenor. bislogate Koas,'admitted the question was'a poSor, but he was'efter-tho sops and anything else he could get by way of legislation favorable to the working man. He auld trades unions are still the potent factor in securing such leg islatlon, and he did not expect the pro pos^ neW, party to be a shining sue cess,, but the start would have to be made some time and ho preferred mak; ing it nov/. He said President Goni-pors did not go into the political field when tho war broke out but he wont to the president and offered the support of the labor unions In, return for bet tor working.conditions ,and he secur od wl\at he asked for. He hoped to be able to do as much, for- labor in this province. Delegate Held went after President Gompers declaring he had merely sold out; lo tho profiteers' of the United States. As for himself be favored and ^Imirod the section of tho Bolshovlkl of nussia. (Applause). Tho question finally came to a vote and the cxocutivo was instructed to act by a vote in which there were only Ihree dissenters. Other Business Business proceeded much' more smoothly, after the political field was left behind.. Amendments to the Minos Act are to he asked, asking among other things that the employment of Asiatic, labor In or (ibout the mines of the province be abolished, that a mini mum rate of wages be named, that emeregnoy hospitals be established at the ijurtaco o^ all mines carrying a fulliequipmont. of Hrst aid materials, providing for 4h6 payment of miners on the mine-t-un basis, and asking for aii examination tor all persons work-lng,ln nitnes a�jit9,ithalr.c,orapetency to : The,fionvenyoh-decided.to.press for an early closlijg.&ct to be applied to ali rethil ^stores tfu-^Qglibilt the province ,|h 'o^;der to. tentdye 'iotna ,^oI th� ap-jiare^t'discrimination;caused'^y' the, Fadtbry; Act an4StliU8' slrongUieiiv the hands r%::^''i'^'0'^^>-^'E- Tho not proceeds of this entertainment will bo applied to tho fund for estabJlshing a homo in Halifax for the orphans pul unclaimed chlldron of that stricken city, / - 1^ Tickets: Adults ...... 50c; Children ...; .\ 25c Sbats may be rosorvod without extra charge at the box oftleo ott'or IQ a,m, Trlday, January 11th. - , - , Mrs. Thrifty Says: "Our stock of Diniier Ware is very complete and our prices are right." 97 piece Dinner Set of semt-porcelalti with plain gold b.ind, from the well-known Grindley potteries. Kcplar ?35.00. nn r"/* Mrs. Thrifty says.............................. .......�il OU 97 Dinner Set of Jap Hand Painted China. Tho equal of Limoges in everything but price. Regular J60.00. am Mrs. Thrifty says..................................... *I^�UW "RIvieraV and "Irene" 97 piece Sets in very pretty designs. Made by Qrbdley. Regular If35.00. A A Mrs. Thrifty says..................................... JUtUU 97 piece .l-landsome Dinner Set 'With plain go'ld^band. Similar to Havlland ware, Uegular ?60.00. jja /\|\ Mrs. Thrifty says................................... uU.Uv 6 only, 58 piece Dinner Sets in various designs'. Val- | t A|k uea up to 118.50, Mrs. Thrifty says'.......... ........ 1 fit.UW Heavy Japanese Cups and Sauders. Regular |,3..6p doz. O OC Mrs. Thrifty says, dozen.........................baitO The well-known Clover Leaf Cups and Saucers. Regular ?2.50. Mrs. Thrifty says .........'............ 2.00 Mrs. Thrifty Says: ' "I can effect you considerable savings on your glass ware." y Fruit Seta. 6 nappies and 1 bowl in that charming |n aa Spinning Wheel Design. Regular $16.00, Mrs. Thrifty says 1�J�UU ^ Cut Glass Bon Bon Dishes and Spoon Trays. Mrs. o aa Thrifty says they arc very special, at each ...............��VU � Cut Glass Fruit Sets of 0 nappies and 1 bowl. ^ Cu| Glass Water Se^i of C tumblers and 1 jug 2 A limited quantity of Heavy Cut Whisky Glasses to be OC� cleared at 0 for..............,..................----.. --r--\-'-'-'- Another lamp in a smaller size than above with*^ adjustable shade. Mrs. T|irlfty says it's real value at. . $3.00 -------------- I Winnipeg, Jan, 7,-During the pres^ AH memben|v,ve.asked to make an ent month there will mature notes of effort to attend'this tfieeting. the Winnipeg street railway to the am- .   ount of $750,000, These notes were Mrs. FT J. Deane, formerly of Nel- first publicly offered in January, three son and for the past eight years a jogrs ago, Issued to cdver the cost of resident of Cranbrbok, was married a) "Perfect Seal- Holds 3 lbs.; syrup, - w h c.n emptyuse for preservei. CROWN OORN -the pure, Wholesome table syrup, with the, delightful flavor.. ' Alio'ioM la 2, 5,10 and 20 pound - tins-at f\l ilrooers. Wrlte-'for free Cook Bopli;. mttliWtTtUNM'UWTd^' mmmmmmm Hisfh Grade American Dentistry. THESE are the'points in dentistry on which wo rest our reputation with > the pul^lic. And we contend that gooil dentistry must combine, all. Skill: and good materials are of little avail: when the patient (is writhing in agony in tho < ohnir. So wo have made, a life atuiy oV^ modern painless methods. Tho euBe^nd comfort at the patient.is ouv first' con-Bideratlon. With assurance tberotore do wo proclolm that- - , , , DENTISTRY AS WE PRACTISE IT IS A GENTLE ART Drs. Bruner, Richards and Nelson^ Ott BIk., 4 Doors from Le^hbridge Hotel, Lethbridgc LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA CALOARY .0KF1CE^118A EIGHTH AV.KHWB E, ibMONJON OFFICE 27 82?9 4059 ;