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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUB HERALD'S PAGE OK LIVE LOCAL NEWS WEDNESDAY'. MARCH 10, 1920 LETIIBftHXiE, ALBERTA, PAGE SEVEN ScHool Board Almost Adjourns To 47 Mill Tax Rate Looms Up Back Of Lot To Settle Argument Action of Suat. Black in Opening Tenders For Supplies Houses Ire of Trustee Terrill Words With Trus- tee Scott and Chairman John- son Invites Them to Settle it Outside. sonal matter into fhc argument I will do as the chairman suggested and invite you to coino outside con- tinue it there." answered.Trustee Tcr- rill. Following this the meeting settled dowu to business and took a couple of houra to go through tlie tenders. At Iho conclusion ot tills business Trus- tee Terrlll introduced a motion ask- lag (or the obtaining ol an opinion of Ihe minister of education on the uc- I tions of tbo superintendent. Tills mo- I ttou was lost. Suiioriiitendeiit filat-k explained liu considered he was doinfc what ifcc hoard expected hiiu to do in opening tho tenders aud In regard to the slip-1 Rations ol tho chairman he expressed] himself as being at a loss io under- stand and stated that ho never con- scientiously acted discourteously to- ward the chatrmaii. OP not Superintendent Black of the imbllo schools acted rigbl or wrong In opening tendera for school supplies before they placed in tho hands of tbo chairman of the board, wan a question that caused heated arguments at the meet ing ot tbo school boanl Tuesday night. Tho arguments went so Jar that Trus- tee Terrill invited Trustee Scott out- ride to continue thoir debate. No rote ot censure passed. Trustee Terrill, shortly after iht tenders had been handed to Trustee Hogg, introduced the following mo- tion: "Whereas, tho tenders on free school supplies should be opened by the secretary of this board In the pres- ence of tho board or by the- chairman fjf 'the committee- or, ireo sup- plies in the presence ot the members of that committee; "And whereas, Dr. X. K Black, sup erintendent of schools, opened thesn tenders personally and not in the Iirese7ice of other person or tier- sons and lias made a report on these lenders and this report does not con- tain the comparison of prices nf.ettcli and uvwy tender; "And wliereag, tho chairman ol board called a meeting of Ibis board lor 8 II.DI., March a, to consider those and Trustees Jobnsor :ind Terrill present, but then was not a quorum, as Trustees Hogg Davidson and Scott were not present, "Aud whereas, the chairman in slnicted the secretary to call a ing for the following day, March It at 2 p.m.. and tbc secretary could not got a quorum; Throw Out Tenders "Be it resolved that none or any of ihcsD tenderj be considered or ac- cepted by this board and that new tenders bo asked for by the secretary, treasurer, according to the same spe- cifications and that said lenders bo delivered to the secretary-treasurer not- later than March 22, and, be open- the secretary at llio :regnlar meeting of this hoard, March 23.1' Tiiis motion was lost, Trustee Ter- rill being tbc only member to vole it. Knperintendcnl Blacfe had prepared two statements, one giving all the bids for each article, aud another giving the lowest bids on each, with Eom-2 notes of explanation. These, with the firlginiil tenders, wore handed to Trus- tct; Hogg wlien this order ot Dullness cams np. Trustee Hogg sent In one of these reports as tbo recommendation o! llin supplies committee and that placed the lenders before the board. "What have wo got asterl Trustee Terrill. "Have we a reporl or nre we dealing with At Ibis point he mado tho motion given IlliOVC. Where Was Authority? A lengthy argument 'ensued as to authority for c.illing tor tbo tenders. There was a la'ik of specific inslruc- in tbo minutes produced to llio meeting and It was argued that was nothing'but tliu tenders before the meeting to prove that auHnoriiy warf given for Iha calling ot lenders. Trustee Davidson maintained that fls the tenders wero then on the table there was sufficient evidence of. pro-, per authorily. 0 i "There is no one wllh any right t.i lenders while I am on ilic interjected Trusts Tor- lill. Trustee Scott ventured the remark Hint SiuierinlciidQni lllack prolraiily thought it was (IllacX) ilaty to open theae temlprs and to placa s-vcli a report bsfcn: the mcollnt. "It we cannot tiust him t-J open for school r.uppllcs we should not bave him on our said Trus- lei! .Davidson. Chairman Johnson no! agree with him nnd staled that, In bis opin- ion, be considered that tho board was the only uoily with (my right to open lenders. "Go Outside" At. tliis point Trustees Terrill and Si-oil gel inlo n lillle. nrgumenl all their own nnd. Chairman Johnson told thorn to go ouisuiu if ifiey wanted to continue it. The chairman then nil- drosscd some ii'Jcsllona lo Superlu- ioiulent Black and followed thorn up a charge thai the superintendent was endeavoring to ovado and "heat around tlie which allocation Tffiii sloully denied. Superintendent Black asked for fair play. '1 have given you iill-tho fair play 1 Intent! stated the chairman. "1 am sun: 1 wilt Iry to give fair play to answered the superin- tendent. Trusted Davidson remarked that he Ihouslit llic superintendent a moro capable mnn lo handle such report ;is jtinn bcfulo tin; lucullng secretary. Trustee Terrill fpoito up cbarpcd that it mi effort tu "put something .over." He contitiuctl slating "lhat if every Tiicmber of the bfxird spoke hi3 mind they would fierce wltli him." Invited Outside Trustee Scolt Immediately objected lo IbiH find wanted to know If Trustee Ten-ill did not think was taking ino much onto himself lo speak lor the others. 'If you want lo brins Bo inucb per- 0- Supl. Sam G. Porter Outlines Hijj Program For Coming Season WATER IN DITCHES A MONTH EARLIER Close lo four hundred "nd fitly lliou- sand dollars will bo spent by the U. P. H.'s irrigation department in the I.cthbridgo dislrict this year. This money will go for general improve- ments, new construction and recon- struction and docs not include main- tenance estimates. Tho lalter, it is will reach about one bun- Ired Ihousund dollars. Supt. Kara G. 1'orter. of the C. P.'li. r-igation dcpartmcut. announced Wed- nesday dial tbo construction of the iiaiu canal at Spring Coulee and .Ma- will be- completed within the next few weeks and that walcr will be turned into It early in April. This is almosl a month earlier than water is usually turned into the canals for the farmers. Tho main reason for doing this is so ibnt reservoirs will be tilled, ready for the season when the farmers draw heavily on the supply. Waler will be run into Ihe Chin Coulee lo feed the canals in tha Tabor dEstricl nt tho samo time. V.'hen spring opens up three dredges will bo put to work. They -vlll be al Magralh, soutlieasl of Coaldale, and the third north of Coahlale. Canals will be enlarged and improvements effected by them, Mr. I'ortcr an- nouuccd. Discussing iiie supply, he staled that heavy snov.-s have prevail- ed in the mountains and he fully os- jiects a good supjrly of water In tho rivers and streams Ibis summer. The reconstruction of the Intake Lit Kimball has been completed, be an- nounced. Outside of Ihe Taber district the C. P. n. will spend approiimalcly besides maintenance costs. The construction work in the Tabor district, the cosl of which was esli malri at is now a little, more tban naif finished and will be com- pleted tins year. IS PROMOTED II. MacKay, who lias been on the Hank of Commerce stiff here for the pail six years and acting accountant for the pasl year, lias been promoted lo the managership at Vonda, Sask., nnd with -Mrs. MacKay. will leave lo lake over his new du- ties in a Friends and customers oC tiio bank, will .re-. Bret Mr. JlacKay'.i removal.' By using 11 th Slreel South, between Third and Fourth Avenues, as much as possible within the next few days you will help us to build a good Cross Road [or you. CAR PRICES Quotations have all been withdrawn except for stock actually on hand in Lethbridge, as factory advices today indicate an early increase in prices and nothing can be hooked except for "Price when shipment occurs." By making a deposit NOW on a Mclaugh- lin from stock already here you protected against this advance are Be Increase of 81-2 According ti> present aatlclpe- tious the mill ruU- lo be struck will be 47.37 mills tor public school taxpayers and J0.37 for sep- arate school taxpayers. This was the view hold al tue city council -chamber on Wednesday morning when tho estimates wero tenta- tively taken up. Tho rale is Judg- ed on a 100 per cent, tin collec- tion baals. The mil! rale namci is Sii mills over the present rate which Is, for public school tax- payers, 3S.87 mills, and separalo school laspayera 42.18 mills. The 1919 levy includes a public school rale of 10.21 mills and a separate school rate ot 13.52 mills. In the estimates for 1920 tho city will only require more than what was needed last year, that based on a 101) per cenl.. lax collection. In the mill rate Ibo city is responsible for only a raise of one and a quarter mill, ,the remainder is nut of its con- trol, being levies which it lias to meet as laid ihvn by the govern- inent in regard to school tuxes, mothers' pensions, and exemption of taxes of soldiers' lioir.cF. The city will have tu pay moth- ers' 'pensions to tin: amount of this'year, as compared to lasl year, that is half the quota according to provincial legislation, tho other bait being paid by the government. U will Blso have to take care ot tbo amount from soldiers' exemp- tions, 'fha more tban last so far as Ibe city il- Is concerned, is, in addition to'the- mothers' pensions, account- ed for by the increased deficit In tho street railway department, to the amount of J9.7CO, and a deficit in the public works department, ut J3.000, caused by increased wages, etc, The fixed charges will be the same as last year. The estimates for the public schools board have not yet been presented to tho city council; an increase ot Is anticipated here over the 1919 estimates. GWOFIHEFT I and that he. on or about the Fatce date, knowing tbal document purport- Ing to be tho application ot one Thomas for five <-ars ot green to bo furnished free o( transpor- tation to be torged. did attempt to use such forged document as ij it was genuine, aud that be did obtain, on j or about November llth, from the C. I' H. aud the Government of Al- Johnny Red Crane, the Indian charg- jointly, by false and fraudulent cd with cattle stealing, was found pretense, free trmiepuriation tor five guilty by His Mr. Justice- tarloads of green feed; llio falsa pre- Ivea, and sentence deferred until nest ICUSPS beins Ibat the said fire car- Friday. In tbo case ot two oihcr In- loads of green feed had been Standing Alone and Snafce ?er- larly applied for by one Thomas U'aliDJ sons, charged with stealing and kill- under provision of the ordur-in-couucil' lag cattle, tho former was let off on respecting settlers' relief. TLc .ic-1 suspends! sentence, and the latter, cused pleaded "N'ot Oullt.v-and elected pleaded jrulli.v, trill come up to- la be tried by jury. Tlie case ivas ;ic- j sentence on Friday. The case against cordingly put oft tli; the Juno sessions iZ rionlkosfcy on the alleged charge o! the defendant being mean-1 of stealing 70 bushcla ot wheat from while liberated on his own rtxosnlr.- A. O. Hallam, of Coaldale, is now aiices of I proceeding. At the supremo court, he-tore Mr. Justice tves. on Wednesday. John I'arrish, of Cardstou, appeared to an- swer the- charges that lie on Novem- ber lllh, 1919, (lid knoisingly forgo u document, to wit, an application for green feed to be furnished frco of transportation purporting to bo nil ap- plication niado by one Thomas White, Ice Cream Is Not a Luxury 1 It is a food, and a cheap food. It is a neces- sity. The food control provided sugar for Ice Cream during the war. Eat Ice Cream. It is nourishing and main- tains health. Crystal Dairy Limited K ERR'S Daily STORE NEWS SPECIAL AND CARRY Mother's .Macaroni, .Mother's Egg S'oodlcs and Cream cites, 3 pkgs. for 32c Sweet Mustard I'k-kleB In bulk. Codfish. Acadla, 2 Ib. woud hoi- per nlnt .................45c os 55c liram, Libby's Xo. size, cnch 30c Succotash, 2 ttus for 45c Corn Sci-ubs. each 25c Shoe uat-li-........ "Joe regular 2uo; w. sale this week, 2 for----. 25c Phoenix Tnplex Smoker's Set. pipe bowls and bavd rub- ber stem, per set llipe Olives, per Un 24c Ollvo flutter, per jar 45C Jam, Strawberry and Apple, per 85c Coffee, Gco. Washington, large size 1'ickles, Libby's Sn-et Mixed. gallon jars Vinegar, gal. jure, ca. Tuilet I'nper. large roll, A for 25c Turkish Delight, per Ib. lOc Capers, HolbroO', per hot. 45c Uaking Powder, Gold Standard. 2 tins for............... 45c Tea. Donalco, Green Label, per Ib....................... 80c Tea. Japan. I Ib. package.. 75c Lye, Gilletts. 2 tins 3So GEO. KERR CO. FAMILY GROCERS SERVICE AND SATISFACTION 136S GUARANTEED "THE COST To your Estate is no greater by appointing a Trust Company asj EXECUTOR than an individual but you are assured at ail times of (he benefit of our experience. Correspond or call on us for further information. The British Canadian Trust Co. PHONE 1843 315 FIFTH ST. S., LETHBRIDGE General Invitation to St. Augustiris Reception O Thirty-ninth_O Q B %2 A MEETING of all thoie Interested In the publication cf the history of the above battery, will be held in the TRIANGLE ROOM, In the Y.M.C.A., WEDNESDAY EVEN1NC AT O'CLOCK. A larie turnout Is re- quested as the publication of the book depends on alt the support YOU give it, and many important things have to be settled. 39 39 The adherents and friends of St. Auyustin's Amalgamated Parish will hold a RECEPTION ON THURS- DAY EVENING, AT 8.30 O'CLOCK, IN THE NEW MASONIC HALL, formerly known as' the Sons of England 10th Strest South, The reception is in honor of the new rector, Rev. Mr. Barrow and Mrs. Barrow. The tn charge has sent out formal invitations according to the fullest lists In its possession. It re nil res, however, thnt ,ome fritnds of the church may not have received invitations, through not hslng on such lists. To any member, .idherent or friend of St. Augtutln's Parish a cordial invitation Is extended to be present. 75-3 THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE. HAVE YOU PELTS and FURS A Strong Market Prevails at Present and. You Should Get Our Offer NOW on Any Quantity. We Pay Highest Prices. DEALERS IN HIDES, PELTS AND FURS PHONE