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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ?AGE sr THE LRTHBRIDUF, DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1918 Retailers Promise Half-Holiday In Return For Saturday Nights Lethbrldge retailor:? stand prepared to grant a Wednesday half-holiday the year round provided anv-ngirmoiits can be made to have the stores of the province in city, town and village all close every other evenini; at six. o'clock with tint exeeptiou of Saturday when they nsk for tea o'clock closing in order Unit the tannins public may be given an opportunity u> do llieir business at the time which e\ideuUy suits them best, i.e.. Saturday evening. This was decided at a cene.ral meeting of the Board of Trade held on Tuesday night, whicn was largely attended by the retail merchants. It was decided that a delegation should be sent to Calgary on Thursday morning when Premier Stewart will be there and will be waited on by delegations of retailers trum Lrthbrhlge. Medicine H$t and Calgary. The memorandum passed by the local board by an unanimous vote follows: Memorandum by the Lcthbridge Board of Trade on Hours of Work For Retail Clerks Regarding the legislation on the bove subject enacted at the 1917 ses-Bion of the Alberta Legislature, the practical application of which was deterred at the request of the merchants affected till this year-the enforcement, of tills legislation is gravely detrimental to the general interests of the people of this city and district and this board of trade respectfully suggests that it be not enforced. The people of this province generally are awakening to the fact that business done by them with retail �tores outside of the province is not good for the best interests of our community, while retail merchants supported by wholesale houses are endeavoring to improvo their business methods so as to give an increasingly better and efficient service to their customers. Personal contact in trading is one of the features oC successful business and it is good for all of us that this should be preserved. Our farming customers appreciate this and one of the times that suits them beat for doing business in our cities, towns and villages is Saturday afternoons and evenings. That time is aUo convenient for workers in other industries to do their shopping. The question is how to arrange matters so as to least interfere with general cjnveiinuice. We submit that the !n-.-t �ay to arrive at this is by enacting an Karly Closing Ait to apply tfi all ,vu!i stoves or piares of business telling goods at retail in l)>o province, requiring that all retail stores shall close at it p.m. on .Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 1 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 p.m. on Saturday. Very few retail stores open before S a.m. The above proposal would make starting at S a.m. each day a working week of ;>$ hours. Provision should be made iu the act that Mores may remain open _j,tt0-10 p.m. on the day preceding any' recognized holiday and on three days before Shristmas. A specjal clauso would have to be provided to allow for service in drugstores. This memorandum was considered and approved at a general meeting of the Lethbrldge board of trade on Tuesday. January Sth. 191$. The board of trade will lay their proposal before the officers of the Federation of Labor iu session here in an effort to secure their co-operation. Tho A. F. of L. is pressing for an early closiug act for all stores and also for a Wednesday half Uioliday. which they ask to be placed on the statute books in the form of an Early Closing Act. If this were done it would regulate the hours of labor of retail clerks without the necessity of calling into use the Factory Act for application to tho retail stores. The date oE the annual meeting of the board was fixed for Friday, January ISth. A nomination committee was appointed last night to bring in recommendations for a board of officers, two names to be suggested for each office. The committee is composed of S. J. Shepherd, chairman, P. Lund, Mr. Parker, Geo. Kerr and J. W. Bawden. President Marnoch explained the financial standing of the board, showing that last year's plan had worked out very well and it was decided to adopt it again. A committee composed of Messrs. Downer, Hoyt, Shaw and Home was appointed to look after a campaign to raise the funds of the board in the same manner for the coming year. THE IONIC THAT T 10 CATCH EVERY "Fniit-a-tives" Builds Up The Whole System Those who take "Fruit-i-tives" for the first time, are oflsn astouishrd at the way iV buiiJs litem up and makes \ them feel better all over. They may ba  taking "Fruit-a-tives" for some speeilia � disease, as Constipation, Indigestion, | Chronio Headaches or Neuralgia, i Kidney or Bladder Trouble, Rheu- \ natismoR Pain iu the Back. And they , find when "Fruit-u-tivcs" has cured tho ' disease, that they fee! better aud i stronger in every way. This is due to j the xvoniierful tonic properties of thesa j famous tablets, made from fruit juices, i 50c.  box, 6 for f2.30, trial size, tjc, j At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit-Uvea Limited, Ottawa. British and American Representatives Arranging Reciprocal Conscription DEATH Of LADY necessary hospital accommodation by the state thereby eliminating all necessity for charity grants. We would further recommend that this convention draw to the attention of the provincial and civic authorities) the necessity of providing some measure of relief to the over-worked nursing staffs in our various city hospitals. Early Closing While Early" Closing Bylaws have been adopted by a number of cities and in the case of Calgary a Wednesday half holiday has become effective all the year round, we recommend that this convention give consideration to some measure that may be presented to the government with a view of bringing about a half-holiday each week, and the limiting of the number of hours per day that may apply-to employees in all stores throughout the province. The convention will adjourn sine die some time today. (Ci.NTisuEu i-Htm Front Paobi the skilled worker, also placing the recipient of vocational training at a disadvantage in competition for employment at the conclusion of the war when employers discard the war sentiment. The general ecoapmic effect of this system of vocational training will undoubtedly re-act to the advantage of the employer. We would suggest that the government appoint a competent commission to enquire Into the industrial activities of Canada with a Tiew of determining the best method of extending vocational training to the disabled soldier and the rehabilitating at the close of the war the soldiers returning to Canada. The convention concurred in the report after Delegate Ross of Calgary, who is head of the re-education hoard of the military hospitals commission at Calgary, had explained the shortcomings of the present system. Sergt. Jowitt of Medicine '-'at declared that In his opinion the question was the most important yet touched by the convention. He declared that he had een British returned soldiers in London making a living by selling paper.s and laces to the everlasting disgrace of the Mother Country and he hoped Canada would do better. The workers would have to continually urge on the government the need of every effort along this line if Canada were to do the right thing by the soldiers. Two other ctuestions affecting the soldiers and their dependents were disposed of thus by the convention. Returned Soldier and Trade Unionist "That this convention concur in the pronouncement made by the Ottawa convention of the Trades Congress on the future relationship of tho returned soldier and the trades unionist, believing that his economic interests are bound up in the future welfare of the working class of Canada. We believe that this convention through its executive 'and affiliated bodies should take every means to impress upon tho returned soldier the necessity of assisting the various working class organizations in establishing and maintaining such working conditions The Woman Behind the Gun. She must keep the home fires burning, the little ones fed and clothed. Don't starve or stint the children. The perfect food for children, the food that develops sturdy, stalwart bodies, is Shredded Wheat Biscuit The whole wheat grain and milk are the most perfect foods given to man. They are better for children than meat or eggs. Shredded Wheat Biscuit is 100 per cent, whole wheat, nothing added, nothing wasted or thrown away. It is delicious for any meal with milk and fruits and costs but a few cents. Made in Canada. as organized labor may from time to time Secure." Patriotic Fund �'This convention reaffirms its position on the present system of the raising and distribution of the Patriotic Fund taken at the Edmonton convention 1917 where' we called upon the Do-i minion government to provide such i measures as will guarantee adequate | support for soldiers' dependents. We I therefore recommend that this convention petition the Dominion government to abolish this fund and that provision be made to add a sufficient amount to the separation allowance as will cover the deficiency thus caused, and that the Dominion government upon assuming responsibility for the aforesaid payments take over any unexpended balance of this fund." The convention concurred in both reports. j An act, which will likely be sub-; ipitted at the coming session of the 'legislature and which is fathered by the Children's Welfare League of Ed-jmonton, was discussed, copies of the i act respecting allowances to mothers, as it is known, being in the hands of the delegates. This act provides that needy mothers may be allowed government grant by the provincial government if it Is shown by a board | chosen for the purpose of administering the act, that there is real need. The object is to enable mothers to maintain their homes, and rear and educate their children in the proper home environment. The report of Delegate Roas who attended the Dominion Trades Congress j this year was received and accented, j Amendments to the Electrical Act I asked for by the electricians of the {.province were concurred in and will be urged by the federation. A letter was read from A. G. Browning, deputy attorney general, was read asking tor the co-operation -of employees to see that the act is strictly enforced. A wire will be sent him and also Premier Stewart setting forth the action of the convention in this regard. 'Following are some other recommendations of the officers concurred in by the convention: One Day's Rest in Seven Such legislation as will provide that the wage workers shall receive one day's rest in seven. This matter has been endorsed by the Trades and Labor Congress. Hours of Labor of Drug Clerks Realizing the long hours worked by employees in drug stores and the necessity for some protective legislation for them, we recommend that this contention deal with the matter with a ! view of securing for these wage work-| ers some measure of relief. Bureau of Labor Believing that the various legislative matters affecting the wage workers of the province can be more adequately dealt with by a department responsible for this kind of legislation, we recommend that this convention give consideration to the question of securing an act which will create a Bureau of Labor under which will be placed the various measures affecting the wage workers of the province. Public Schools The attention of the provincial government should be drawn to the necessity of making further provision for the education and the health of the young by arranging for medical, j dental and optical treatment and the 1 supplying of all necessary school supplies free to all .school children. | The slate should recognize this responsibility in the care and education of the child as an asset to the state. Public Hospitals The question of pubdc hospitals Is important and the government should be approached with a view of making further provision for the care of the sick, such action should be taken as would result in the maintenance of the ho have mode  lifetime study of the subject. "Sml Bmnd" if � rick, ftilMxxW. it-liciouj b�Ceng�-whoUfom*, invigor-ting, fragrant. Itt 1 and 2 pound tiro-in die b��n, ground or fine ground for percolators. . 'PERFECT-COFFEE. PER. FECTLYMXDE" hour new too*. let, toe are mailing free to coffee keen. Write for a copy. 196 CHASE & SANBORN, MONTREAL Special for Tomorrow Milk SCONES Regular Price 25c Thursday 2 dozen for 25c KIRKBY&CO. ale of l CANCEL TRAINS Montreal, Jan.. 7:-Carrying out the policy of running as few trains as possible the Canadian and United States railways have agreed to cancel all Sunday trains between Montreal and New York, Boston and Foreland. LAKELADY HELD (From Our Own Correspondent) , Grassy Lake, Jan. 7.-Rev. U. H. Barrett attended Presbytery meeting in Knox church; Lethbrldge, Friday, January 4. ! Mr. and Mrs. W. TurnbuII have returned from their honeymoon. | Mr. and Mrs. Sid Logan were pleas- ' antiy surprised at their home by about fifty of their friends and neighbors on New Year's night. The evening was spent with music and cards. | School reopened today after the . Christmas holiday.-;. ) The funeril of .dns. Margaret Mc-: Kinnon whose death accurred in Leth-bridgo Thursday was held here Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. Hev. G. if. Harrett officiated. Mrs. H. J. McXabb was in Leth-, bridge Friday and Saturday. j The recent warm spell has melted all the snow and water is standing in sheets on the roads making travel very difficult. Tiie mild weather is very acceptable, however, particularly , to the stockman. | L. C. McKinnon who was called here i by the death of his mother, Mrs. Margaret .McKinnon, leit for his home in Foremost Sunday morning. I John Patterson left Thursday after- j noon for Piepat, Sank., to visit his j daughter, Mr3. W. K. Lynn. We read with interest in the Taber ' News that Lieut. Thomas Sneddon of the 3rd CM.ft., is home on furlough, j Lieut. Sneddon who was formerly from j Grassy Lake enlisted from here soon ] after the war broke out. He has ex- i perienced narrow escapes, was wounded several times and won honors on the field. omen s Duoes For the Next Ten Days ALLEGED ALIEN ENEMY IS MAYOR MICHIGAN Michigan City, Inil., Jan. 7.-Prod C. Mitchell, alleged enemy alien, assumed office as mayor of this city without opposition at noon today. At that hour no word had been received as to the progress of injunction proceedings begun at Valparaiso, lnd., by persons who objected to the installation of a "German" mayor. There -waB no disorder. . . u > M. M. McBride, labor candidate was elected mayor of Branttord, 1 Shoes at Lest Than Present Wholesale Prices $2.95 Pair Over a Hundred Pairs to Move Out At This Price Consisting of all Gun Metal Button and lace, Gun Metal Button with cloth tops. All Kid Button and Patent Button and Lace Styles. All Sizes in Most Lines These are all taken from our regular $5.00 lines. While they last: $2.95 HUFNER, The Shoe Man 506 3rd Avenue South 28 86200?66 ;