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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRTB^E DATL\ iHEnALD PACE SE\TSN ,ab6r Cbttveiition Suppiirts [iiiers' kequest, 6-Hr; Day Alberta Itibor moa nnnnlmously de-Mail at Wodnoeday mornlng'a Beaaion It tho Alberta Kederatlcm ot Labor :qrivoittlon to .iiipport tbo rosolutlon Jroacntod by tlio Bankhend local ot hd Uifltod Mine Workers ot America Peking tho provincial governmenlg of Alberta and Urltlsh (Columbia to enact six iioiir day tor undorgrdund mine fvorkors, to become etieotlvo six nontlis aftei: tJio, iConcluslon . ot tho var. "I'ho roaoluHon alma at provldltvg amplbymont for the flood, ot mine-workers who will return to their pur-iilltBln those two provlncea titter tho mr. Thla mornltig'a atjsalon'ol the sdnvenllou was given up to tho dis-3�83lon ot roaoliillons, and there la ovary indicuiion that the labora' ot the dolegatos wilP CtfasiJ this attornoon, Ono o� tho most debated matters this mOrnIng was tho, question of providing 11 nowBpapor which will bp tho official Organ ot the Alberta Federation of Labor, and after a lengthy discussion �t was decided to Instruct tho execu-tlVG to nesotlata with tho yUnltod Mine |workers of District No. 18 w'th a view ,Co securing tho plant of the old District Ledger ot Fernio as a basis tor the proposed venture. \ This motion was moved by J. O. Jones and seconded by Prank Wheatloy of Bankhead. The miners have been considering reviving their official paper, but the movers ot the resolutlop were of the opinion that It It could be made the otflclal organ ot all unions In the province It-would be much more sure of iiuccesB. During the discussion some healthy slams wei'e takeii at the existing newspapers ot tho province. Delegate Smeed of Lethbridgo stating that during the recent election the Leth-bridgo labor men had to fich^ against not only the Union candidate but the two established newspapers ot the city aiid they didn't have a cbance in the world to win ogalnst such o^ds. Other resolutions which were passed this morning, and which are self-explanatory, tollov: Re Venereal Oiaaana v Whereas, our. governments have -jBde provision to combat the spreading qf: contagious diseases such as smallpox,' scarlet fever, etc., by a system ot Isolation, the reason no doubt, being the protection ot tho general public health and to prevent any epidemic that might occur through the aforesaid diseases; it is apparent to all that provision should be made by the government ot the province of Alberta to have an act brought down at the coming session to cover all contagious diseases, one venereal disease to a compotont authority establlHhed by tho government for this purpose, who Shall liftve power to make provision tor: .the treating of or isolation with a vUyr ot pre-, venting this dlsoasij. , , i' And further provlbloti should bo ma/le by iho departmeht ot educatioii to have al' school boards of the province appoint epoclalJslfl to instruct tho Children ot all public sotiools In slmplo phyalology In tho OBrller i'grqdes, and 80 extend the course to-include the teaching qt sex hyglohB In'gfade eight and to alicblldron attending, tho high schools, 'Carried. 'V'-y'  Pool Convention CXp�nMa Submitted by BrothorJiodd of Car-pontors, Edmonton. HosolViecl that this local recommend � to ttio Alberta Federation of Labor that the railway ox-penses of delegates who attend tho convention of the Alberta Federation of Labor bo pooled.; Will, tal^e referendum of affiliated, locals. Carried, Support Cettir Carrlirs Submitted by Letter uiirriers, Medicine Hat, Whereas, all eltorts on tho part ot tho Letter carriers ot the Dominion supported by the trade union movement in ' general,- Dominion Trades Congress, Federation of Labor, etc., In an endeavor to obtain an Increase In wages to some, extent commensurate-with tho Increased coat ot living have falleil^ and, ' / Whereas, the wages of the workers of the Dominion generally have in creased considerably, therefore, Bo it resolved, that this Alberta Federation of Labor iti convention assembled call upon thc|\Opintnloh government \to immediat Whereas, the military authorities at the present time .are! alldwliig the meagre sum ot $8.00 dtsciiargod purchasing a civilian suit, and the extra sum' ol,, f?.Od in the winter months, with which to purchase, an overpomt, . we" deepi this sum totally inadequate.tor the purpose for which it is intended and look upon sugh action as an'inBi^ljt to,t|i0Be men who have given th9U'J|4Biataqca to,tho empire in her,dlslriSBB, therefore. Be it resolved,, that ibU cpnventlon go on record as being opposed to such action and demand th�,\; r sUra.of not and overcoat in which to start again In civil life. Carried. y M In* Sanitary Cehditlens i Submitted by United Mine Workers, DrumhoUor, Whereas, Premier Stewart of the province of Alberta in his lotter to tho public has declared thai ho will bring about legislation covering ,ttte prtiiclples of health and sanlta' tlon wltWh tho province, and, Whereas, the majority of wash housoa at tho cOat mines of Alberta are both unsanitary and unhealthy In method of construction and the mau-nor in \vhich tho workmen have to bathe themselves, thoreforo, Bo it rosqlyed that section 87 ot the coal minoa regulations act bo deleted and tho followfn^ tako Its place: "Whore twenty or more men aro employed In any mine underground a wash-house shall bo erected in which each man can wash and change bis clothes with proper heating arrangements. All water used shall come from ovorhoad, carried In-plpea, at the end of which there shall bo a rose or bowl In which ihoro are at least twenty small holes to form a spray, a,nd no ivasli-house shall have fojr the purpose of men washing themselves tubs or other utensils, and each man Bbal have a separate' locker In which to bang his clothes free of charge.) This amendment to come Into force Sept. 1, 1918." Carried. During the discussion of this amendment Delegate J. O. Jones charged mine Inspectors of � the province with working more lj�, the interests of tho coal operators than of the men employed in tijo mines, and another resolution will be passed by the convention calling on the government for a moro drastic interpretation of the .Coal Mines Act where the interests ot tho lAilners are concerned. Whereas the provincial government appointed a commission to enquire into the desires of the citizens ot the province re the amendment of tha present compensation act, or the enactment of ne^ legislation, and. Whereas, the executivo of the Alberta Federation of Labor will no doubt take the matter up with the members of the provincial cabinet; ' Be it resolvedi that said execntlve stapd Instructed tq bring special pras sure to bear upon the government to provide in said legislation for compen sation for industrial or occupatidnal diseases traceable to the Industry in which the person so diseased waa em ployed. Carried. Ither, the act should provide that all of which is venereal disease, and turn less than |60.00 per man bo set apart with which the discharged soldier may medical men shall report all cases o^)purch^e a respectaWe suit ot clothes IN TRAINING CORPS Toronto, Jan. 9.-number of quail fled officers of Toronto militia regiments who are of the age of those called out under the Military Service Act and were willing to servo In the ranks have been attached to the Canadian officers' training corps overseas com pany. They will have an opportunity to be transferred to appointments as officers In the CE.P. infantry batta lion if vacancies occur. Is Growing Bigger And the purchasing public are showing thfeir appreciation of Big Yalues for Little Money in the gen-; eroixs mariner in which they are Buying Bargains. ' You Cannot Atford to Miss The Oppprtunity wkich you have now of securing a Good Pair of Shoes 'THEAF' either forHOUSEWEAR or WORK at $2.95 Pr. Thurslay Special Regal hoe Paste Black and Tan 7 Tins for 25 cts. No Goods oln Approval Terms Cash W. X Nelscin JHEo. Corner ^rd Avenua Street South Sc^e Them IN THE WINDOWS On Sale THURSDAY MORNING 9 O'clock buys an exceptionally good SUIT 'Mindyou, we say "GOOD" right through and through, 'Made in cheviots, worsteds and tweeds in fancy mixtures, stripes, plain greys, etc,, in values tip to $20, and will give splendid wear. But-a^ the quantity is limited'^ only about 60 suits-you will have to do some tall hustling to secure one at $10 THANMIWOPERCENT I Labcir Men Pass Resolution Aiklilg For Two a^tid "Half �/�'v"y >cr Cent*. That there Is a demand tor "something,better than tho wishy-washy two per cont;" as ono delegate described tho temperance beer allowed in Alberta; was the unanimous opinion of the' >vorkcr8 of the proyince as put for-ward'thls morning by the.delpgates'to the .Alberta Foderation^f Labor during ^ the discussion ^ o\ , t(^o following resolution submitted^by.'the Brewery WorUers of Oalgnvy. ^ ' ' ' WhoroaB, wo believe a misiU beer ot 2%% afcohob by weight would be more satlBfactory to the working classes than the present socalled temperance beer, ' . Do it fasolvod that this convention petition tho Domiulf^n: government to tfet'the standard similar to th^ war j beer of Great Britain. , The convention went on record as favoring the motion, especially In view of the fact that after April 1st, "hard stuff" win (be eHminated altogether. One delegate declared that beer Should bo made a standard beverage, just as milk must conform to a standard. It was explained ttifiit beer which is i^k per cent alcbhorby weight is half way between the present "two per cent" and regulation lager beer. Delegate Johnston (^f.tlie Brewery Workers ot Calgary stated that in Norway, beer which Is per. cent by weight Is considered temperance beer. Delegate Sniead of Lethbridge heartily approved the motion, Which, .it adopted, would save the..brewery woi'lcerslfrpm, becoming exUnpt, ho said'. At the same time the convention votod .down a resolution which had been passed "by ' the London, Ont,, Trades Council, and forwarded to the convohtion , by . th(^ Medicine Hat Trades Council asking the Dominion to legislate icecream out of business as a war raeasure. More, Evidence of Brutal Work of Huns in Northern France ""'""'SiH'Vvr"' m mmm VINOI Now 9k� it ! Sjtronf and �titer ETtry Way to l|�a��V.^t9rniuJ� M,im ^ytty .bottU. 0. iHiaiNtOTH/^M � CO, LTP, . -. .V ..Oraggitte. LMHbrltfi*. / i lff\v> 0^ tha btifl gruggltUMn all Paris, Jan. 9.-The Roma correspondent of the Matin saya that by order of Field Marahal Von IHIndenburs.aecardina to reliable information Which haa reached him, 130 villages behind the weat-ern front, mostly In the region of St. Quentin, have been levelled to the orbund so as to afford better, opportunity for defenct of , the German lines to the rear. . Notwithstanding denials, the '^correspondent adds, only one-third of the 300,000 Belgians deported to Germany have been permitted to return to their hornet. . ABOUT 2-MEN CARS 'Calgary, Jan. 8.-Calgary cWc officials when asked this morning about the resolution In favor 'ot two-men street cars passed by tho Alberta .1^ bor federation In Isession at Lethbridge ^ere outspoken in their con-,' demnatlon of "tactics" that would Interfere in tha management.of nlunl-clpal street car lines against the will ot the citUens. , � ~ "I cannot believe that the leglsla^ ture will countenance such a thing" , declared commissioner Graves, especially in view of the strong stand taken by Hon. Archie McLean, when a pre- ' vious attempt was made to rush such a measuro through the bouse." ' LOOKATACHILD'S m>\M...... Montreal, Jan. 9.-A doolaratioii fllguod jointly ,byJu8t back from a conf^reiice with Sir Wilfrid jst Montreal,. said: "Sir Wilfrid lu and will,remain the cbiof of tbe'LlbeVal party." AIRCftAPT fACTORY IREtAND London, 'jfcn, '9.-^neferrlng 'to tho government's deolaion^^to erect an air-pratt, (ao'tory, In. Ireland, > the ,Times saya rt||�tl; Bevf ral airdromes are now being l>utU th*re,. The establlitaiaent ot a new- and; Important fndustry is ft)muli|tb||i: thavBatippal Imaglutton and tbarf .will be no lack ot Irlib re- lake No Chanceal Move Polfona from Liver and Bowela at One*. Harriet Qrier, drunk, and; John Keelie'rwQre having a real old Oonhybrook' fair. The McDonald woman was 9^nt. to the Qalt Hospital with ftll. spaed i.whlln Harriot Grler, John KeellSj'tn^i Npf-nisn Pleramlng, proprietor ot.': the house, were all arrost,ed and bfought to the police station, and wi.U appear today on charges of dr^nkenn'9BB, di�-orderly conduct and ppr^ittlhg drqnk-ennesB on the.premtwa, v, vi , ' Word from the hcjapltalvtbla dsorn-log is that Ethel &top9n�ld, who had' not been eip^ctod ,llye over laat night, was ImprovingifDidit la thought la paat danger ot t,h*'iK)JiOQ, which U (a cllefiied was. adm|ii|b|t<|r(i4 \,by (l^�r ;