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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta DAILY HERALD r? LETHBJRIDGE HAS NOW BEEN PROPERLY ESTABLISHED ON" THE AUTOMOBILE MAP; AUTO IfcLUB IS ORGANIZED AMID MUCH ENTHUSIASM-HAS A BRIGHT OUTLOOK LCTIIRnipfir; pul ilsclfon Ilic auloniobile majV'or the Dominion of Canada m another way lasl night, when the Lclhhiidgc mobile Cl'.il) was araanixed willi Dr. W: as president, and a program Ihnl is sure lo give (lie munljus a liusj summer and (he svorlli of Ilicir money.. members is (he aim of a committee wliicli ippomlcd at (lie meeting, so i( is evident (lie Club lins no inleiilipn of doing things in a small way. The meeting was not so largely attended il might have been, bill among Iliosc present n. S. Beatlie, of Bow Island, wlio Hie (rip lo Lclhbridgc especially lo gaiii info'rhinlion which would lead lo Ilic organization of n Club :iL Ibal point, and its' consc- alliliation willi Ilic Automobile Chili and oilier clubs throughout Ilic province, for Ilic advancement of the interests of Ilic motor owners of Alberta. Bow Isfiiid has 150 prospective members. The meeting was called JuiSgc Jackson, who was chairman of (lie. Board of Trade committee.appointed sonic limj. ago lo arrange for Ilic organiziiiion of (lie club. ;0n niolion of Dr. Marrs and Geo. D. MacKay, il was rlecided lo form aii A'u'lo Cliib, to be known as the Lethbridge Automobile Club, with an cxcculivccomp'oscd of a President, Vice-President, Secrclary-licismci ind three directors, Tlic-conslilnlion of the club was i'cad and adopted, and tlic fallowing ollicers elected: 1 (llLCll lion. President, Hon. Chas.-Slcwarl, Minister of. Public Works; President, Dr. II. .Mans; Vice-President, V Secrclary-lreasiirer, J. Russell (JJiver; Boiird of DirSciors: .1. N. Kennedy, T.T. Graham and Jnd Virtue. The C-vrailnc v> is gnen '.'power, lo add lo the number of Directors as .llic'iiichibcrsliip of. ihu cluh increased. II was decided lo set the membership fcLiil 00 per 'annum, payable on the (Usl'bf March of. iicforc'ltlic meeting adjourned Hie treasury was enriched by moie thin and a special membership committee composed 15.-. J, S.Hqrnc appointed to.canvass-for ihc'aini'Vjf securing'500 members within Ihe next members the.mouth, of March will be cinder mcmbtii anil need nol he eleclc'd to Ihe club. V On suggestion of Judge was decided lhal an effort should be made lo secure (he membership of i'armei mlo i in tbo-districrwitliiii a reasonable ra'dhfs of (he city, and thai llicsc should be given special rcprcscnliilidn on the Board of Diioclors so that each district would be represented. Iii'lhis way he believed the fanners would interest themselves in the bcllumenl ol roiul conditions, iind would be iiblc lo give the club valuable.nid. 1 annual clmiv.'ill'be held on Ibe first Frii Friday in March of each year. Prior to throwing open Ihe mceling for Ihe business of organization, Judge Jacksoii read Hit correspondence, which Ihe committee had had, outlining the aims of automobile clubs in and pulling before the meeting (lie probable mi Inch MSvoiild possibly be carried out. The aims of the Lcllibridgc Automobile Club as adoplcd by.the constitution arc: (1) To maintain the rights and.privileges of those who use motor vehicles. 1 (2) To proiiiole rational legislation governing the use of such vehicles! (3) assist and encourage the -construction'and maintenance of good roads. (-1) To advocate a reasonable regard on the part of motorists for the. rights of others using the highway- While these are the objects of the club in a general way, more particularly ,it is the intention of making the into 10 ids of Soulhci n Ylbcrh such Ih il stranger can'find bis way iuKi.'lr'avclvil with some degree of comfort.1 It is hoped, with the co-operation of tither clubs orgimzcd Ihioughout the south lo so placard Ilic highways with signs at every'crossing thai Ihe molorisls can go. ;ihywhere wilhout Ihe annoyances caused Ihe hcl of it present II ii hoped also to prepare maps and directions so thai thcvisiting auloisls can call, upon the the club and be iblc to SCLIUC iiifo'riiulion nhont Ilic rouic lo any named place.-.In aildilioii Ilic club hopes so ,16 co-operalc with those in'charge of the roads Ihat rep irs to bid spots in the ioid be cHrilcd with Ihe least possible delay and inconvenience to the motorist. And if a system of dragging Inuik roads afler rain slonns c in be isl ihhshui bo iniicli Ilic By-Ibis progrniii the club hopes lo popularize motoring iii Southern Alberta, drawing the motor toinisl bcnl on sccini, the1 be miles of the Kockics Sighl-sceing lours' for; Ilic members, picnics 'and oilier forms of enlcrlainmciil, will be provided during (lie summer so that the club muy bccoinc sonic- what of a social organization in '.furthering its principal aims. Dul Ibis y'carjlhe miiin work of Ihe club will be in making-travel easy, by means of signs and heller roads. .There is one oilier, objccl-of the club, however, which met vyith instant approval when suggested Downer. lasl night.. Mr. Downei! incnlioucd Hint during the days of Home Guard activity the automobile section of the guard had on or three'itHfYercnX occasions done good work .furnishing a flyiiiH.srpiad lo help-light prairie fires which developed in.Ihe district. As there is prospect tjiat thcre'iiiiiy be sonic, need of mililia oh Hid lioiindary Khoiild ccrlnin. developments lake placr, snggcslcd thai Ihe Lcllibridgc Automobile C.lu'j assure, tlieMG..O. C., Military District Ihnt, bring close lo Ilie. hqimflarj-, the club stands ready at any limb called upon lo'- furnish 100 care or. more immediately for troops lo any.desired poinir The motion was'adopted unanimously. In taking Ihe chair President Marrs Ihnnkcd the mcmbei-s for Ihe honor conferred on him! lie was-gooiKwork lhal Ihe might do, aiul Irapcil Ihe roads in the Lcllibridgc district would be kepi in good shape so thai a strange, mbloiisl might be pointed 'out a road, knowing that il would JJC.H good road, and lhal lie would have no, trouble iii finding his way. Judge Jacksbii staled llial he had assurance from .the provincial dcparlmcnl of public works lhal Ilic woukl only (po pleased lo.co-opcralc and do all iii'llieir power lo help Ilic club. _________ _ _ It is hoped by Ilic mciubcr.? of the Lclbbridgc Club lUal 'lowns-in the dislricl will now follow suit with Jhe organization of clubs, which will become alliliatcd .with Ilic Lcllibridgc Club, and be of material aiding .i. the local orgmiiralioii to pcrinanenlly csliiblisli Ibc Iliis-sccUpn oLAlbcrla, ,'-'The lo'wns 'labcr. Grassy Lake and Island arc expco.led lo-forni clubs, and also those towns lo 11 would also bo ;i'; of advantage if the (onus to Ihe south and north also foriiicd chiles, so thai Ihe entire sonlli would be properly' organ- izcd and (lie matter of good rnasls'-would ho conslunlly in mind, as well as Hie. mallei' suygcstcd by Mr. Downer lasl night, of "transporting troops oi1 oilier parlies of workers" lo' assist in iiiniiitiiining order oy for other- similiir It will be the endeavor of The Herald during Ihe. summer nl Icasl, in- conucclion willi the formation of (he club, I o carry a lilikvfealnre niijom'obilc cornff.iiijllic Salurday issuc of (he paper, where anloisls Iind the auto world, nmt-parlicularly-news concerning thi doings oT Ihe' newly; organucd local'clnb: l- Clubs org.inizcd'in adjacent lowns arc invited lo aililiiilc with Ihe Lethbridgc club.; Much cnlliusiashi is sliown by locnrauip.owiici-s'in Ihii formalioii'Of the club, aml-a yCry-heallhy fulurc is predicted ffa Ihe ofgamV.aliou. The appoiiitiiicnt ,1. Hiisscll. Qlivcrivpf the Hoard of Trade, as sccrelaryl will provide, an all times "available'lo strangers and Ilic- cily wishing iiifprniation direction and y ;