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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta THUUSIU'Y. JUNK 7, 1Q17 LETHBIUDGK. DA1LT HEHAU) SEVI The Local Customs and Post Office Vacancies for Returned Soldiers fhirlue discussion ot the ftiOf ui Llio of customs, lit the House of Commone. tho iplnUler. lion. J. Reid, itiRdo It clear lhat aU vatftnclea would be filled, by rc- lunicil soldiers. Tho position ol col- Itclor at Lclhbrldgo will go lo a re- luli.eil toldlcr It the nilnistcr'3 policy Is adhered, anil as ibo same policy a [Allies IQ olhci-'departments, it Is practically certain lhat Hie ..vacant position ot posluiaslcr will be held Ly a returned soldier. W. A. DHchnnan, during (lie dlEcuicten'toek up Ibo roccnl removal of F. D. Shaw, the collector at LeiU- bridge. rejwrU the stalc- H or Iho local mrmbcr and Hon. i- the. >lr. Mr. RoW ir follows: Mr. vrlsh lo discuss -with the niliifcterVtke removal of Mr. K. D. the position uf Col- lector of Customs at. Lcllibrldeo on the ground ol in subordination. 1 have not been lo gel the papers produced iu connection wllli the case, but I liaTtj BOino of Lbe correspondence here, ami it strikes me that the reasons lor rcmoTlup Mr. Shaw arc not based on a very Rood foundation." Mr, been In the customs'pcrvlco for. over twenty years, -anil 'In August' lasl he was removed from disposition ;al l.clbbrldEO on the ground of Insubord- ination ibiL.wlthDtav' ilie- sancllon'-ol. Ihe department -at Ottawa ho 'had he nenarlmc: placed a''mah-ln position'-In- it IB true Hint Mr. ptacc n man In i-pueltlou In tethbtypp 'ItSffitfe .wlthbui'th ut be SJaw In this yosltlon: ho hail to piito either the local patronage committee or Hie department at Ot- tawa, and from tb3 experience all other officials In LethbrldKa bad bad Iho patrouec committee, I am Mr. Shaw ras anxious to please the- patronage committee. Mr. Shaw was appointed, believe by the government o( too late Sir John A. and he bad been In the Customs Department ot Alberta frnm that lime until last (all. In view of lilsjong experience, and of tho cir- cumstances 1 have presented, I think It Is only fair lhat he should al least be granted an Investigation Into the charges made afalnsl him, and f am sure that Impartial InieEtlgalor with the jactt before him that 1 have 'irotiM recommend his ra- tnoval from Shaw had the reputation, one ot the! best In Iho southern par; ot Allurti; He had in the service for -years, aid had satisfaction to the business community. Dul Uie dc- any regard to these clrctmslances, removed'him from hla aim have not. given him an opportunity of his case be- lord, any. impartial. inreJllealor.. 1 nm. aorb be Ilri with .an! irrreslljaljpu' Into this particular'.-'caw'..KrbmMhe evidence I have here, and the conversations Iliivc Sliaw. 1 am sure tliat' .establish that he, was slmiriy iciiug o'n take Into consideration tho wlro that ciime from tbc gentleman handling the patronage, to Ihe effect thai he look full responsibility for tlie of Ibis fcnlteman tn Ihe. staff? 51 r. Held: Tno hon. genlleiiian IMi. Buchanan) knows that only Ibe com- missioner or the iniclslcr would have tho authority whelhcr an offic- ial was required or nol. 1 havo always refused lo lake on an officer on the recommendation of any one wllhout flnt having hlni eiaralnwl to uaVe he Is qualified tor the posi- tion. Mr. Uuchauan: Had nol llio other course been permitted In the office of Ihe [Kirl of Lethbrldie? Mr. Reid: iN'ul so far as I. al aware. Tbo position f have taken ever since 1 began administering de- partment Is that there must bo an examination .by Ihe or. If deemed belter under slnnccs, by Eome other high official, such as the colleclor, before' an ap- pointment Is made, if a man la. ap- pointed without an 'cxaminallcn, Jio may provo to be iiot qualified 'fof.the olflce. and Ihen there Is dispensing with ME. Eerylcce.X fai as my memory HP, liavo'.iwvei appointed an officer al without an examination. peaks of an Insulting letter ho receiv- ed, wrillct) on behalf of Mr. Shaw. 1 think 1 can explain thai without n'en- lonlng the writer. There Ii In Leth- irldge a very warai admirer ol the Prime Minister (Sir Roberl an old acquaintance uf his, and when Mr. was remorcd this gcntle- aan wu so Indignant that ho wrote nol eaV: lo tho Prime Minister but lo tba doparlmeat. He did not write as. a lawyer representing Mr. Shtw but as an Indignant Conscrva- Ive of and he fa to Indig I doubt very much whether Lhla] Kovfrnrycnt will receive his cup ncifgencrnlelcctlon. That "iRiuiyic tho writer of-this letter Is there Is great urn-lion of Tho department, lo on -who charge of Iho patronage In the uency ttf MwHtinfe Ual.-ThU is the loiter .ftfldresseU ti) llio Co'tiirolBBlpncr 61 Customs .In- ro- nard la have iKwn cicepliohs, but' do f' recollect 'ony. Mr. am pretty Intimate- ly acquainted with Ihe business coV- munlly In and I heard any complaints Shaw as an olflccr, hut since his re- moval I have hoard many expressions of, illssfitlsractfon. with Uie govern- ment's action In his case. The mlnlpler ._ many leading support, era -.of government over the rc- Mr. Shaw. If thero was any in Ihe business i of. Lfthbrldgo agaiDSt.lho conduct 01 in office, I never heard o' 1C'.1; hare heart! of a Very powerfu erallnr; In Southern Alberta to his actions, and they pretiffcly havo made complaint, but uhdemarid that those co'mplalnta a: iiot to his discredit, for lie was simply out the reputations of the 'denTarinicnt. As lo his reiiiovai, Mr. Shaw'a'pofiltlon Is simply Ibis: They have .In a patronage com- unquestionably he was of that committee and was try- Ing'fp'do all he could to satisfy 11. When-he took this gentleman on Ihe the recommendation of the 1 think he fell warranted in doing so; In fad'he tell that should he fall lo carry out their nslrucllons they would use their In- lucnco at Ottawa to have him remov- ed. And now the dvpartmcol dismiss hjni for that actioti. 1 venture to ay that In any ordinary business fon- :crn a man who hftd acted as Mr. ibaw had aeicd. under the conditions hat faced him. would be reinstated. I do not tbint tho removal was fair. Mr. Shan' was entitled lo au ,lon, and, bad his case been invesli- ;ated by an Impartial Investigator. 1 km confident retrummcndattou wuuld lave been made for his relnslatciticut. Potitlons for Returned Soldiers Later on In tbo discussion of the customs estimates the minister mad' this statement about iho fill log of potions: Mr. Reid: As far as the Collector of Customs concerned, when I sa> lhat as a member of the Governin it will bo by a relumed soldier It means that the government carry out t.hat polity and fill It by tho appointment of a returned soldier, l] only hope and trust thai If the hon.; member cornea Into power, if he gets on this Bide, he will give the returned eoldicrs the samr irratmenl that I am giving them as minister of customs, Mr. Graham: I UDI glad to draw that, too, because It Is very Illuminat- ing. My hon, frlcnil a moment ago, very carefully asturcd us ihal "so long as 1 am Minister of refraining from committing the gov- ernment lo It ai a matter of policy, he would do a certain thing. Now he has committed the government and 1 am satisfied thai. In so far ;LS (he gov- ernment of which he IB a member will haro power when Ihe time comes, they will appoint a returned soldier In thm position. "Snowball" Iceless Refrigerators L D Up to .Jisno .Uli In order to demonstrate to the people ot. Southern .Alberta ttiiV' the Snowball Iceless Refrigerator la all Ihal is claimed for planned to place refrigerators In the- homen o( the district 2t We have now sold and at the sanje lime proved lhat this refrigerator Is beyond the expe'rlmental stage. It does the work and is backed by an .ibiolulc guarantee. However, the refrigerator cannot he made and marketed "for 515.00 and.'the Price Will Advance on June 15th or now selling at %l'> hn' sollinji' will bo, ALL OKDEKS HOOKKD UKFOUE JUNE 1511.1 WILL Illi FILLED AT THE OLD PRICE. You Ought lo Have One cf Thes; Refrigerators ASK ANY ONE OF THE ONE THOUSAND WHO OWN ONE The1 Western Utilities Co. 313-1517 Thirteenth Street North Lethbridge. Phone 5 ilie rcquCEl the icntlcmin fu c Leth- a, Alia. 2S Aug, Ifl o: Custonjs. Tho following was. handed: me'-, on the 2Ctb InsU by Mr. Victor ,McGuirc: "I recommend Victor Me- Gulre In fill pic place recently.vacated by F CJ (Sgd.) W, B.-nall." i -SlcGuIro oil the SCIh Insi., asked him to call on Monday, which ho did, and .1. have taken, him on .llio-Blaff of My 'doing so wjis that hb nUnht. be-linstcd In sbrne "qi iiiB'imn OffIc.or nurnelt' wlH htf apply- ing for his' leave'shortlyl" I called oh .Mr.' flail 'Ihls bul found him oil I-ot-'Ip.wn and no. fnrlher inforipallon. acr cclved word .to ot'.tke: palrobacc In.lhejCUy.ol-Le Urldjjt. I iiodersfand It has been charg- ed SlK-'ShaV toqlt similar action In. number crT other laslancw, bdl lio d'nbiires me that; no compUlnl had over lieea any appoint- ments he bad' made on recommenda- tions bt this time (luitng his' Customs Departmebl. bad. any complallil been made acainatblm aa a customs officer. Jtr. Ball assii hies, (nil responsibility for a'a'riiig rccom'niended McGuire, and raturilly Mr.- wanloi to satisfy the Eenlloman'- in charge ot the ronagc. He-followeQ the usual coumo of a'flrlslng the., depart meal lhat he was'Taking UiiB'inah'bn, and following that he'was'.remoTed.from otlice. Shaw, he inserratlve Bart- fclbly Mr, apliglutcd Ihis .man solely. Jhe BCiHle- man .In" charge of lie palronaHe, antf; iio'has bpeiiiremoveJ on .lie liirt no! ruhl. .tp( inaVo (his 'npnblBtmpnU As sopr been TcdlDvcd. Mr; ail, the ConEcrv'ailvc candidate, who .had charse''6I; jhe i.alrbfiage, full responsibil- ity for Iho 'appointment of McGulro. This i9 his lelcsram lo the Comlnls- eioner ofjpnslbms, Ottawa: On August 2C1H. In lo your lelVcr'ask'InE'inc lo rccomn'.cnd a man In Wn'itd'ihEtbn'a place. I wrolo you recommemllng V. McGulre. and also wrolo Mr.'Bhaw to .snnlr effect. I lake lull responsibility lhi8 nn'' wish Mr. Shaw reinslatcil at once. There flro no icturncd soldiers lo fill Wadillnslnp's position. W.'S. Ball. I understand Mint one ol the r en ions 'elvcn liy the department for refiiovlug Mr. waa lhat Ihey felt thai tny-Tacancloa should be filleil by returned'colliers, llul tbcre wnrc no relumed soldiers there at that time, and Mr.-3hnw, acting on the advice ot the gentleman In charge of tho pat- ronage, placed Mr. McCntro .lo Uie posHIOn'..'lIe. advised Ihe depart; Ihat'hc tiad do'ne so, and later on was Mr. was appointed- .by-, Ihe Coi parlyi so there..can be no question of n' dismissal for, polUical ren'song. Mr. Grahiiui Unless a younger and' wariteil hia Mr. Vacancy .'.OCCTrred and 1 decided to fpUowioiifjaiul pollcj oClppalnUug ielurned soWfer to the. pplltlon. I am still 'hbidlng.the In tho hope" of-pelting a returned soldier one. Id thaL.'.ThY slates that has i VBiBsfaclorT orticiaV Bax that "Mr. Shaw d Id' nol Kive 'iatlifactloh' is depart- incnl. I have many, complaints against him during, Ihe time I haye been the denarlmenl.: DuCha'nan! ;Has 4'ny been made that not give satis- faction as in me lhat infornuttjon., Mr.'Ducniia'n: Thiati'ifas not tlie reason given'for his remoTal. "This 'xas-iio'l the first lime that Mri'-Shaw Lnid' appointed any one he II I remember rlgli'U through' Ihe ,Qbm. missloner of Customrt reprimanded Mr. for appointing an official usl as he did In this case. I Ihlnk lhat month or two we did sus- pend him. He. did not then carry out he chief inspector, from my officials IhaL Mr. Shaw seemed .to wish to nm Ihe lort of. Lelhhrldjc Irrespective of Ihe course, you cannot run a detriment Uiat.way. So, Mr. Shaw was suspended. If I remember rlghtly, le, wrolo to the department, or to ray- a'very InsUlltiiB lelt'eT, at a time 1SATURDAY AT THE RUSH SALE The attraction aiid style in Ladies' and Men's wearing appareL Higher the Prices go, More You Save notified that he liad tiecn removed on iccminl ot fnBTihordlnallon. Aa I havn iald, Mr, Ball Imnipiltalely notified the de'parlinent thai he was -having asked Mr.. Rhavr to appolnl, McGuIre (einporarlly, pend- ing ratlllcatlon from Ollawa. Tlioae arc Ihe' r-frcuipslanccs, ftnrl atflt Mr. Shaw is his poMllon, ami, ao Vnr there Is no posslblllly ol hie helns' 'ielnilalcil, 11 may liavt been li rule'1 of the dcpartmcTit Ihal no be liken on Ih.c ul Eancllpn fr_6m.tho dcparlmen al Ottawa, I hoH-efer thai have been cases prcvloual> There Ih'o patronage cmnmlUijo had roconifneritlcrt .cerUiln appolnlincnts nnd Iho 'merl nartFhccn iaken the deMrllninl nt Ottawa when I wna considering the taking up of case again, Buchanan: Win not Uial letter rlllcn lawyet1' In Leth'brldge? Mr, Reid: It may Tawyer wrote It for him, hut I remember re- ceiving a very Insulting letter. Mr. Jeaerrlng of SUB- pension (or [he'posUlon he look ifter he -was His dlnmlsaal wa! not for the pnrposft of-pulling (KerKl of Ihe party Into Kis position, bul because officials of the govern menl thonghtjhf dlsmlsui 1 hare ,Tiol f acceded the: recpmmenrti lion of one Tor Apnolnlmenl Lo thai office, but am keeping II open, us 1 RTH kceplnB other officer, open, l.nclud Ing mj; .pwn.coQnty for refurn cd soWlcVs.' MrJ Buchanftn; Did Ihe- mlnlslei rtment Suits at Re- duced Prices lumber of suits. Smartly tailored ladles' coslumee In blackrrbiue, brown serges and Shepherd's checks. trimmed and silk lined. Hepilarly these ?20.QO to ?25.00. While thej- Usl. 4 QA Men's Department THE GREATEST SALE WE'VE EVER HELD. THE CANADIAN BANK COMMERCE H y. dVBl, U.D., D.C.L, 40HN A1KQ, V.CJIKOVVH WORTTI THINK WELL BEFORE YOU SPEND Each dollar saved will help Canada to in Good Values in Suits j''-An attractive lot of Spring Costumes pop- gabardines and Jersey cloths in euch popular aB navy, black, hroivn and numwr'ol worlh up lo 132.50. XODD al lees than Your choice tf .Others from to Hs.OO al ...............................L i J I 0 Remarkable value in Coats at Although they arc all this Reason's neiresl Styjqg vri inntlne a special feature of them ,.r They-aro cut In loose flowing lines In a r-'iof ctothE. .MOfllly ocfgn. Worth up lo 1 A Aft -Your choice Misses' Sport Coats only. .Snappy BeUcd Conls. All ono .o( In.sizes 14, 16 and 18. Just Ihe thing (or.-cool COmg In and ece them at Icsn'lban- the lalrer Is wclrtb. 'To clear Crcpc-de-Chcne Waists UNDER- MUSLIM Ji 'if; Princess f Al- ...0.93 wonttertul variety o[ Criipe Silk rMtde and tmnd embroidered'rfontE' While, maize, sli7, Haiti, rtae brown. llejular (o }B.OO. Salo Prices Waists at 7'.While and "Voile Waists, 20 tiliferenlstyles 16 bhooac from. Erfibroldcreil fronta nnd cquaro collars. Sires 36lo 44. Worth up U> f 1.86. lit Covers :t' '2Sc Underskirts %IM Nighties 50c Corset Covers Men's fine All-wool Suits and Top Coats This tale IK certainly setting a For big crowds of delighted It's one, cf value-giving of fine all-wool Suite and Top Made lo cell for and on ialc at 913.90. And all the neweit itylei to chooae from: COME IN. Your suit and top coat here at a price than at any other store. "YOUK JiONFA7 ,BACK IF YOU Men's Hose i 40c Lisle oi- Cashmere, per_ pair 50c Lisle or Cashmere, 35c fwc Lisle or fcilk, pair'..-..... 45c Men's Ties j NEW-SHADES AND SHAPES 50c Ties for 35c ,75c Ties Silk for Young Men's Suits Nciv Pincli JJitck, also JVorfolk styles. Ail (lie craxc in (he, fcishkm fciitn-s. Light dMrk shades. Sixes 3d to 10. Dqii't iniss them even at the rcgillar price of Sale........... Men and Come in and See the Many de Branch- R. T, 923.00 New Spring Suit. New Spring New Sprlrig on ;