Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta
ALL rn LOCAL wmwi WHEM YOU KXnCT ff THE LETHBRTOGE DAILY HERALD 30, UTB LOCAL NBIfl Local Civil Servants Wire a Strong Protest to Premier Meighen That Salary Bonuses Shouldn't Be Cut LETIIB1UDGE, ALHEllTA. 'I D0 -you coal was t ton at the high lino? When Charlio Bowman was town clerk and secretary-treas- urer of the school board? When the electric: Unlit plant burned down on New year's night? Combined Salary and Bonus Not High Enough Now to Meet Cost of Living A mass meeting nf rcnrnsonliitlves ot all brant-res; of tliu Civil Service, to protest ag.iinst the 2.1 per cent, reduc- lion of I ho bonus, was held ill Iho club room nf iliu U. w. v. A. on Tuesday night, villi ,1. M. Ilr-ndi-y in the i-lr ir. After deiioiineing the action of the tioveniment lu i-Hudnp: the bonus, this followiiiK roKolullon, im.inimnusly en- not LOCAL IN SELL BIG OIL LEASE PAGE SEVEN su uu as; cepi. less wages, in tnut it Hi uot pro- sti-ongly opposing the proposed reduc-j (liable to employ them ot the present lions or cost of living bonus at this rate of wages, in the hope that the time. There has been no marked re- dnction in this city ot the bare neces- Eleven Thousand Acres Near Kevin, Drill This Summer workers will see the necessity of the uait; iieres- policy of lower wages to increase em- Mlies ol life warranting the Govern- ployment. Altoflither Mr. Miebach mont s action. The bonus which we drew a very dark picture of conditions iii'vo been receiving has liotin quite in- in the States, and expressed the pleas adequate to meet Iho cost of living and this reduction must surely Impose hardships on civil servants of this ure he felt in getting back to South- ern Alberta, with the conviction that things are far better here and far more hopeful than over the line. city. We beg of you to reconsider your action." Civil Servants of Lelhbridge. Hardship on Married Men It was voiced that tlio action of Government was chieflv aimed at the' low salaried married men. in that thr, bonus of single men amounts to per month, and married meu Fig. iires were quoted from the Depart- ment of Labor lo show an increase since January 1914 In food, fuel, light Jiurt rent, as an average throiiEhmii Canada, of 71.5 liur in In the salaries r.f civil servants wore only increased 4n per cent The I.i'-t which the meeting willed to em-' pnasiie was that the combined salary! and bonus was never adequate, I i-onsequently. a reduction would inflict! undue hardship upon the least able hear it. The small salaried married e' wer9 netlcci by the M? OI ls sttre to he found in men, it was pointed out would be sub I in ol, .n ,ummer nrnnf i, for having lin.uor in other than a pri- .thB.. Present _ salary vate dwelling. John D. Bell was fined and Money Pours Into City Coffers Suey" on Display in Police Station Western Discoveries, a syndicate oi' fifteen business me" ot Lothbridse. on Tuesday closed a. deal with the Troy-Sweet Grass Syndicate for the working of oil leases In the Kevin district. The Lethbridw syndicate1 turned over, for a cash consideration..1 th ir acres of leases to this company and at the same time re- tained a large royalty. j The Troy-Sweet Urass syndicate! have agreed to have a well on the i property by July 1. The property is' north of Kevin and is in tho midst I of where oil promoters in Montana are looking for the discovery of the largest Held of oil In that state. i Geologists claim that the Cat Creek field is not tiie largest field In that state and they are looking northwest for the field. Geologist maps show Hefween Four and Five Hun dred Dollars Wires to Intercept Thief Considerable excitement has been created In police circles in Macleoc! in the robbery of the con- tents of the safe of the Empire Hotel, which amounted to between and some time during Tuesday nljht. The night clerk is also missing. It appears that when the proprietor returned to the hotel in the morning he found the safe opened and empty and the clerk gone. The A.P.P. have been busy with the wires, hoping to head off the thief. It is be- lieved that he must have got aboard one of the night trains with the proceeds of the theft. Un- til a late hour on Wednesday there was no clue to the robbery. Major Mucklcston Brings Back Word From Edmonton lo That Effect V w Major M'jcklestone, chief engi- neer of the Lethb'-idae Northern Irrigation dittrict. returned from Edmonton thic morning and is very well plc.irecf with the pros- pects for the district after seeing many of the legislators now in that city. The situation is very rosy so far as the affairs of thc district are concerned, he said. The provincial government some time this week, will pass legislation, he s.iid. givino a full guarant-e of principal and inter- est to the bonds of tlia Lethbridge Northern Irrigation district. Just what day the bill will come before the house Major Muckelston does not know, but lie was assured that it would be this week. Company, this morning. Mr. Rylands was ilhii-imsinis the amount of Und rubbish tbat comes up Third every day there Is u strong west wind. I Din-Ing the recent blow aprons beth- lirldKc; paper and rubbish came up Irom tho dump in the vicinity of the west end of Tlbrd avenue in streams and today some of tho paper Is still among tin; hnnlies and trees n Call: Gardens, said Mr. Jtylands. lie does no see much use of pay- i IIIK good money to cart paper and rub. iiLsb down to dump only to rest lucre until the next west wind hits the city, it would not take a lari-e amount of, money, he said this morn- ing, to construct a small incinerator "t tho dump where this paper, etc could be burned as soon as it reaches tiie dump. In Victoria, lie said, an incinerator bad bni'ii constructed on the side of a hill. Tim wa-.te is dumped from the top .of the hill mid a man Is kept there to attend to.the fire and remove the! ashes. Mr. Rylands thinks some such' system In Lethbridge would prove i beneficial from n, comfort standpoint! aril 1'ium a. financial standpoint asi NO TRACE AS YET OF BODY OPIATE All efforts of the A.P.P. ID ingfiov. the river on Tuesday to locate the body of the Wllllim Robertson proved ineffectual. A thermos bottle and u cap of the rictlm of the drown- ing accident were taken out of the water but no trace of the body was discovered. This morning the police officers are again at work, being re- nt'orced by men from the Mounted Police. Home of the riders of tho R.C..M.P. are proceeding along the hanks of the river to find out if by any chance the body of the drowned man was washed on a sandbank or ashore by the current. Through the activities of Detec- tives Kgan and Wallis, of the city netted by the a big arcii south of Sweet Grass, which is termed the Sweet Grass arch and tho property of the local men is I well, situated on tin's arch. Several of the local men discussing I this deal this morning were quite on-! Itmistic about the outcome. They feel SUES FOR FOR LOSS OF SON'S TEETH WINDSOR, Mar. wore is- rued yesterday agul'ist the Windsor lioard of education anil Dr. C. S. Uiehn, school dentist, as joint dntv-mlants by, Robert Wilson, acting for Law- rence Chandlar and his father, Arthur, claiming damages. Tile action arose out of the, extraction ot four teeth from the mouth of young Lav.-, reucc, the boy's father claiming thai the teeth worn good and the extrac- tion unnecessary. of Confederation I Favored Denominational Schools, Says Fallon' nnum minium Fal-' salary dd bonus of a married P. O I next tci the rity hi London, Ont.. addressins 800 11260. leavidg a dencit for the! Toss Along wfll tie bottles a a re the Knislltil of Columbus not allowing le" herp last night on education, said that food remf, i food, rent, fuel, '0 V'T ,Gazett0' At the police station is a quanti'lv 'I "'Bet ot nf "Sum Suey." the real thing ir and light only, per Chinese whiskey, in neat bottles the ABOLISH OFFICE OF FUEL CONTROLLER IN ONTARIO TOHOXTO, Mar. the legis- lature yesterday afternoon Premier Dniry announced that the government had decided to abolish tile ollice of fuel commissioner, adding: "1 have been of the opinion for some time, and tiie government Is uf the opin- ion now that the less we interfere with the ordinary business of the peo pie the better. Of course, during tho war it was different." I r. mrtii manes suggestion To Rid City of Waste Paper Nuisance I.ethbridge needs an incinerator somewhere in the river bottom to take care of the waste paper and rubbish said K. U. RylandB. of Eyianus and not allowing for turc, medical attendance, insurance amusement, etc.. of u was ar- gued that these ligures were not taken i'Ho consideration in the proposed cuts, and that S per cent of (he sal- ary was kept buck bv the Oovernment to form a Retirement Fund to which! an employee has no across while in the service. It was further claimed that there are temporary employees, the majority of whom are returned men. -who have boon without an In- crease in salary and bonus since 1914 and whose income has been actually reduced on account of various bonna ailjutments. A temporary employee is not eligible, it was staterl, for an Increase in salary until he is perma- nently appointed. Temporary Civil Servants volver and two boxes ot cartridges These are what the dotoctives of the Mounted Polics discovered in search- ing Sara's place for opium. The spoils were tenderly handed over, to the city police, and Sam stands to faco a prose- cution under the liquor act. GOVERNMENT HAY IS IN DEMAND FOR SPRING FARM WORK he believed that the fathers of the conMeratlon favored denominational schools that they wished the Catholics of Upper Canada (o en.loy the saraa privileges as were provided for the Protestant 'minority of Lower Canada. lie declared that denomina- tional schools were such a vital part of the constitution of Canada that no legislature dared to interfere with them. Government hay is in good demand throughout southern Alberta, Since the first of this month thirty cars have been shipped to points in the Lothbridjre district. These points are Nobleford, Barons, Milk River, Bur- dett. Purple Springs, Bow Island. Win- Tho actlnn of the Government, it'nifred, Ray- is voiced, would raider the Civil; mnnd and Claresholm. Bach cm- Service inefficient, in that it would not attract good men and will make for those in the service getting oiifof it v.-here possible. Thc pe.ventage of temporary civil servants in the city was said to be thirty-three and one- third. It was mentioned that u'hile the higher-salaried olFicials actually received an Increase on last bonus re- adjustment, tho low-salaried men got n reduction of n year from what they were accustomed (o. Jt was Tn-ou'-ht. to the notice of'the meeting j that while the street sweeper in the uraploy of the city is receding a month, there [ire married postal clerks only in receipt ot a month. carries an average of twelve tons. FIRE AT SQUAM1SH SQUAMIsil, B.