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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE .LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGfe DAILY HERALD THE HEHALD'S PAGE OF LIVE LOCAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAKCII 2, 1920 SECOND SECTION LKTIIBKIDGE, ALBERTA, SECOND SECTION PAGK SEVEN iint Closed Shop in Mine, Eight Hour Day, Revision of Wage Scale Every Three Months On Cost of Scale of House Wages Asked. Living Power PUBLIC MEEIfflS10 DEBATE What was In Ilio nifliire of a cliai'- irr. oMIio civic employees was before c-pmmissionerd'on Tuesday morn- ing aiul was the subject ot discussion a roimil taiite tonferetico the council. In this document ttie Civic lanubyees1 Federal Union. No. 70, asks tlio signing of an agreement as to wage schedules and'coinliliona of lubor for rt period of twelve months, 10 bo in force and to lake cffect'liom the -1st of April. anil 'to continue until the 31st day of .March, 1821, and from year year thereafter unill chimgoil by iisrceinont of (lie jiarties 10 iho saniPi Jhe commissioners aur] the employees. V'itlier party may ask fur a change any clause or clauses liy giving 30 days' notice prior to Ihe of March, 1921, or at any time therc-afle'r. Requests Made Amongst tlio stipulations asked to lie maile bimlins is that leave of all .sence be grunted for any period U> a delegate or connniltec in (ho interests of employer and employed; this time shall not be included when Ihrer months' leave is requested. Other reriuesls. are lhat the city commissioners shall at all limes re- tcive a grievance committee. That the commissioners agree not to againvt any of the ployecs because of Iheir connection with a trade organization. Ttujt heads of departments shall nut use their position reference lo sclicitins donations from employees lor any purpose whatever. That all employees shall not In laicr than Ihc 10th or 25lli ot Iho 311011th. Thnl returned soldiers ho given preference in filling in vacant posi- tions. Closed Shop That the closed shop be instituted ih the rity coal mine. That seniority In service shall be That except-where otherwise speci- fied eight hours shall constitute a Time and a halt for all overtime.. Two weeks' holiday with pay aitcr 12 months' service; employees of less than 12 months lo ho granted holiday on pro rata basis. _ Earnings to Re'main the Same Should for any reason tlie present hours he reduced the rate ot shall be increased so that monthly caminss be kept the same. Any further increases shall he a raise r.hd not on a percentage basii. Wages and Cost of Living Wages shall bo rated according to iho cost ot.livinE; u revision may he made evevv three, months should oithur parlyVreqiieat the same, first In- crease to be ruudo April 1st and every months thereafter should re- dncst he made for the same. Local conditions' and rcporls of the Labor Gazette are naked to govern the dc- lerurnins of the cost of living. Klcclric light, and mcler readers lo be given uniforms. Hours of city staff lo from S.SO A.m. to p.m., and to 12 noon on Saturday.-. Power House Wages In regard to Hie power house ploycc.i. the. following is tlie wage schedule, asked: Machinist and en- gineer, (''j cents per hour pins bonus; boiler washers and 'convcyormcn. cents, with nouns; machinist helper, TjO ccnls with bonus; sub-en- ginecr and firemen, CfjliU with bunus; oilers, 51 cnnU with bonus: iiO cents with homid. 1'owr-r house employees, fdlhcr mar- i'ieil or single, shall each be paid a MIM of money equal fo lhat saved by power house employees of XJo. 0, as a resnll of Iho privilege accorded Ihe latter [or buying iheir domestic coal a cheaper rale, (he coal consump- tion of the power house employees lo be "fixed at IS tons for Ihc year, lu lie paid for half-yearly, on OOlh nml Maxell nisi. In the walcnvorks department all men raporling for duly and whoso ser- for the day ;ire not be Civon an hour's pay. Tim: Ihe fire depart men I be Brant-. f.A llin platoon and double shift torn einployed ih Kdmonion, C'al guy., iiiid 'Medic.ine Hal. The council still has Iho mailer tin der consideration. Meetings Will Be Held Tuesday and Friday Nights of Nexi .Week At a meeting lield on Tuesday it was resolved by Ihe city council to lake action in regard to the proposed lu regard to managerial icrm of promised for February. As a preliminary lo the event, It la proposed In call two meet :ng.Oone on tlie south side and one on tho north sido of the city, to place tho matter in all its bearings before tho These meetings arc billed for Tue-iday week, at the Cc-ul- 1 School, and at llnrgman'a Hall, on Friday, both to 'start at S p.m. The object Iheso meetings Is lo "fee! tho pulse" of tj'.o -public: as to wheth- er .there is any general interest nrouscd In tho question of managerial or commission form of government, if the meetings aro Tvell attended the plebiscite will he proceeded wllli; should, ho-ivcver, Iho attendance be sparso, it will be taken us read that the public is not sufficiently inlerest- cd in the question, and this delivery each way. lu regard lo the economical disadvantage, they urge the carrier on the stage from Loth-1 bridge used lo bring in goods trom the j My which were no; able to ho procur- ed'at This is not only remuneration to the currier but It a great convcuie-jice to tlie people of the district, especlallv in elites ot sick- icss ami Accident. 11 Is further point- ed out thai, in view of the devolpmem now confidentially expected with the comlnx of irrigation, the district ought not to lose one mail per week. Union Men May To Start a Store Union men in Lelhbridge are de- termined 16 .thoroughly invcjti- gale the question pf a co-opera- tive store in thi city. A commit- tee melting been called for Thursdly night in 'he north ward when further action will likely be determined. r.v This question was discussed at some length at'the recent meet- ing of the Tradesjknd Labor Coun- cil and labor feel that the establishing of .1 store will go far fop tnem in keeping down ever Increasing cost of liv- ing. They have been assured of cer- tain backing by firm and it is considered probable that certain sections of grain give them a helping hand in fight for a decent living on. Ihelr incomes. Why No Fair This Year? I The Business Men Urge It Would Start in Small Way First Sale of Such Nature to Crowd of j Bidders Expected Increase is About Ten Per Cent On Both Canadian and Am- erican Makes Ihe plebiscile will not be proceeded with. DOHTUKENffl I Iron Springs Picture Biitte People Prefer Direct Sen'Ite.From Here The people of the -Iron Springs, Turin, and 1'icturo Butto district arc up in arms over the, change in the postal service occasioned by the mail being sent. ou( from Conldalo instead of directly frdm as hero tofore. They complain that iho new arrangement is neither economical nor advantageous in that.it delays the mail from and with it makes the delivery of the daily paper a day late. Letters from Lethbridge, they slate, would require two days for Farm machinery has gone up in price. An average increase of leu per cent, on practically all machines has been made. This includes both Cana- dian and American made material. The exchange rate is given as the reason for the higher prices on Aruer- can goods. On Canadian machines the reason put forward is Increased cost of production. One feature, of tlie present situation is lhat Canadian ma- chines Were the first to go up. At tho first ot the year American and Canadian machines were compel-1 ing practically on the same tiasis so; far as price is- concerned, hut early i in January notices were sent out by the Canadian manufacturers to deal-] crs that prices Vrero due for a1 boost, j It was .not long until the goods went up. owing lo the drop in- the value ot the Canadian dollar on the U. S. A. money markets... dealers this morning slatpd that no further increase is ex- pected for a long time. FJNEO AGAIN For the Second lime, C. M. on Tuesday ul thoj cily police court before -MngUtrale Irwin charged with in Iho un- lawful possession of limior for palo on tho premises he rmis known as tiq Lothbridgo Dooming House.: For Iho second lime he ?125 and cosls or two 'months, the fino to be waid In addi- tion to "a bottle" of, Nat Hell's Scotch whiskey found on the premises, there were two othcr bottles ot HquorT which the Chief of Police regards as spir- its of the most noxious descrip- tion, sufficient in strength and in the way it. was doped to knock a inaa over al short notice. This is held for analy- sis. s Irrigation land (o iho extent ot about Iwo thousand acres will go under tho hammer at Taber on Wed- nesday. Tho Canada West Coal Com- pany, Limited, will dispose, by pub- lie auction in the Ilex Theatre, at the above