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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta IN A The followlns two letters which jals" between II. F. recomly Investigating tho coil strike, and policy committee of the miners un- outlines the stand taken by the Klnere In the recent ncgollallona: Calgary, Alberta. J.une I6th, 1511- Tho Policy Coniralllee. United Sllne Workers ol America. District No. IS. Calgary, Alberta. many ences with the operators and will yourselves. 1 nnallr officially askeu tho operators to open wlTh'The" to'llowlns changes: That an all Increase of seven end one-halt per cent, he added lo (he wage scale, Seoonily-Thal ho Tjcnallv be eliminated from the they would elimination ot the penalty clause and the policy committee absolutely iv- Jusa to recommend Ihe men lo relurn lo wort unless penally clause Is elim- inated The operalors having refused to acceed In'my request, liiere. Is In mv opinion nothing left to do but for Ihe government to take such action lu the premises as Ihey seo nl." Yours faithfully. (Slsned) B. F. GREEK1. Commissioner. For Ihe Government of Canada. sum Workers of America, "bfflce of Secretaiy-Treasurer Calgary. Alia. June IS. 1S17 To lie Offl-ers and Members. Districl .So. IS United illue Workers of America Ihe 5tl insl we. lie volley committee of Dls trie! 15, U.M.W. of A, entrusted with Ibe direction of all the tffalrs of the districts connected with the stnii' eilsllng here, were sum- moned lo Calgary 10 meet Mr. Green. Ino commissioner representing me government In this matter. The dny "-.wing we had a. conference with ind laid before him the minimum (From Our Own Cormponflintl Mtcleod, Juuo progress ot ihe crops'the', vast week has beeu phenomenal. Every thing has been In Ihelr (nor, wllh light showers sufflc- Hut a ot n mtn .._ be aupoln chosen by the "L operalors, ona man chosen by the Diners and one appolnled by the gov- ernment, who shall, Jour months Jrom April 1st, 1917. and every sue- reedinK four months (hereafter, ll Bsked by ellher party, inquire Inlo the cost of living as to'the increase or decrease thereof and adjust the wase fralo as may be found necessary by fuch Increase or decrease. The operalors replied In effect thai they would submit to tho proposed In- trease In the wage scale. That they would agree to the ap- ivolnlmeat of a tribunal lor tie ad- Juslnwnt of lha waje scale during the of the agreement. tfro o That they would not agree lo the iilmlnstion ot tie penalty clause- 1 my letter to them contained demands of the miners we represent cd Gtntlcg the reasons for those de- mands, and oil th.e circumstances .In connection therewith, also Informing him thai wo desired n resumption of wort at Ibe mines at the earliest pos- sible) date on these terms nnd conai- tlons, Indicating our willingness to submit those demands and reasons therefor, to the closest scrutiny rely- ing ou the justice and moderation of our claims, the sacrifices we nre mat ine. taWnE inlo consideration tho re- ductions In wages we have suffered Mnco April. If 15. tho dale ot the mak- ,ing cf our last agreement. Ilirough the phenomenal rise In the cost of living, (wo wbuld especially draw attention lo lie fact that Ihe -xist of living has gone up 90 per cent since lie pre- sent contract prices were Bied) lo the mind of Bay fair minded person. SlncoHal dale we have .tad several conferences wilh Mr. Green, and at his suggestion modified Ine demands of tho men and mtdc niiny imporlant concessions In tie interest ot the pub- jc'irllh ths.bope of securing Indus hundred days In year. Farmers who hsve vlslled Macleod In !he past few days aro all delighted with srowlb aud looking forward to tho MS vicld when the grain U ripe. The amount of summerfallow Is much larger ihau any previous year, and Micaks a large acreage for Iho com- ing season. Much land Is changing lunds, many of the purchasers being Hie men already owners of wheat fields, and are lu this way acquiring Crier, living north of M: Ems suiu Ills u' iuCCp, .C: llvercd after shearing Is finished, he Is now selling his land. In .a suit purchasers, and at prices that aro wllhlu Ihe reach of all who may be Ihe lucky buyer. He Is also offer- ing his town properly for sale. THE' LErniBRtnOE DAILT HERALD supporting class. Theie had been. 1SS hiptlsms during the year, but the ac- U4l net memoerehlp-tiad remained stationary, as compared' Mp ol'nearly 1CM memoelB In'SMja ch- Trau cnJ tn tlrlllsh LoV- -ai'bia. In the way of nlvini'. 33 cciisrcsillons reported JC0.002 for general purposes, anJ minions. Rev. C. C. MclAurm. erlntendcnl of missions for thn prov- ince, submitted a report fhowlflg re Urns from nearly til (lie churches as to their general a number of them ladlcallnK rcesoua far rnn'lderable encourasfmept pa a for Instance, reported 100 per cent, ot its membership actively at 'THURSDAY, 21.1917 LUXURIES PROHIBITED In Crtal Britain Stould In Canada. Birred Montreal. Juuo llebcrl 2! Nlcolel street, la In Xolro Dam hospllal and Is believed by Hie uoc- lors thero to be lu dying condition a the result of an encouulfr with th police '.'roijght about by Us anti-con- scrlpUon Bentlmcula. Uebert made T...- _.-----------. _J In Me nelghiora by his opposition to compul- sion aid they complained To Ihe Two ulfllu clothesmen were sent to lle- bert's house last night lo Investigate. They warned lleborl lliat ho must stop 'causing trouble and healod areumeat ensued. This was followed by a tus- ele lu which llebcrt eouicliov got a ed skull. importation of luwrles Into RENDERS WANTED Those who have hail moro lhan re- quired for, seed are now msrkellng nl very good P.-ICC. The provincial police are making a iminc for themselves In hunting up he breakers ot Ihe law. A very tunny case came up a few. diys ago: A farm- er missed a pig. It