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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta "T- i f f i fotm PAltT lETHBRI] EtTABL Publiahed by the Lelhbrldgi Herald prlr Lethb W. A, Managing Director KHONi: editorial, ReKortorlal and.Niwi Department V 1221 DAILV 1 months, delivered t month, i delh ered -Accesses changed often as DAILY HERALD I8HED DECEMBER 1107 tine Liu every lawful evening at !tt Blaw ildge, Alberta. C.nida. Advtrtlilnt, Circulation 'and Joi 125a 6 months, sy raall !i J1.00 S months, by mail .35 1 month, by mall ired, bnt hoth new and eld addresses must bo UAILY HERALD FOR SALE AT Uthbrldce-Rea Cross Drug Cranbrook-BeatUe i Mur- Lako-Oaaty ft Bookstore; J. G. Rob, phy Co CranbrooS Book Hotel. Co.; JacHson t Kemp Co Alexandra Hotel; Peo- Provincial New! News Agency. pie's Ding Store; Kenny ft t. Company. Leading ana Allm. Lethbridse Hotu pincher Dr. HcOnaj News Store, 109A A-ia. Cigar Stand. Mitchell Drug Co, West; World Nem Co. Wwtlafct Bros. Plnoher Station Edward diamond Dr. D'Am The Wide World Read, u t New? Co.; News Shop, 445 World Newa Co. Medicine Hat Asslnibolt Qranwell Street llotel- Nem Co. den. A. -D Ferguson. 705 River SI4e Avenue. ...Mawa.Ca: -tHE'WEEKLY HERALD Published every Wednesday in eight or ot the no 6 months In advance "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING." FOR some reason best known to himself ej- Commissioner Joseph P. Tracy chose to take a fall out of the Lethbridge city schools in .his final report when, he said: "Your attention is also called to the offensive Hisregard by the Lethbridge public schools of certificates of attainment uttered by, American public schools, and which are presented by chfld- raf of new settlers coming to Lethbridge from the United States. The non-recognition of ,such ill-comports contemporan- Mr. Tracy's point is not well taken. It is er- roneous and misleading. It constitutes a reflec- tion on our school system which has reached a high standard of and we therefore think, ipd would suggest, that the before adopting the report and placing it on the city records, should purge it of the offensive para- graph. propaganda for immigration from that smallness, of the majority goes to'show an organ- Jcountrv. In order that the campaign for Ameri- ized attempt to defeat it. The Herald believes the hcan settlers may be successful, it is important 1 jurat there should be a ivarm welcome iuid a cord- !SaJ, cheerful, and'sympathetic recognition of their attainments, and a due respect shown jfqf the social, educational.' and political institu-, I'lions froni--which they conie, and-which must nat- STirally he dear to them. Citizens of Canada who Urf posted find 110 occasion-foroniaking.deprecat- ing comparisons between the_ schools of this coujitrj and of .the United States. Without such a recognition the invitation to settle in this coun- I'lry, extended to citizens of the United States in fine campaigns conducted by the city, the province are stamped with insincerih." I Why Mr. Tracy sliouKTlfave felt ft incumbent to deliver such an offensive Parthian shot jlhe Herald is at a loss to understand unless it be itBat he has allowed some personal animus fo [cloud his better judgment. Certain it is that the is very ill-informed, and his de- IMuctioni, based on this false information, constt- llute a knock, sot only on Lelhbndge schools hut lilso on the schools of the whole province, that !tne. Herald, being more conversant with our edu- fcational" system, cannot allow to pass-unnoticed' E without setting the ex-commissioneiM'ight, In the first place, we would point out that cer- ates of attainment issued in one state may very little in the schools of anofhe'r'state. know from experience that this is so. Neither Mi' the certificates issued in one province in Can- count for much in another province. The 'Certificate in any case is merely a record of at- tainment as it applies to-the, educational system itof the slate or province in which it is granted. It iiis-merely a record that the pupil has advanced to ghe stage indicated, in the curriculum of the cer- gain province or state. If 'he curricula of all pro- YESTERDAY' SRESULTS. THERE was not much to be surprised at in yes- terday's -v ote. The system carriedr though the majority was small. The very majority of the burgesses 'favored the one-man scheme, but many people did not go out to vote, believing that, as the question was purely one of administration, the commissioners should have acted without waiting for a mandate from the burgesses. However, the commissioners have the voice of the people now, and can feel secure hi going ahead to make the change which 35 feJJ necessary to keep the system in operation within a reasonable expenditure lor the sendee. The people want a" market, but do not know where to put it. It appears that the Eckstorm site is favored. This was the recommendation of the market committee. The only thing left now is to establish a market, and to educate the consumers and producers to get together for mutual benefit. As for the library question, the Gait Gardens site is eliminated. Tins is likely owing to the de- sire on the part of the people to keep the Gardens intact, without cutting up to make room-for a building which, at best, would not be a very great ornament. The people feel that the garden is very well decorated for the time being. When we have a half million dollar building to find a site'for, there will lie only one choice. Strange as it may seem, the most expensive site was the favorite on the library question. This is probably due to the heavy North Lethbndge vote in favor of the 5th Avenue site. It is also hinted that the burgesses in many cases chose this site to embarrass the commissioners and further delay the construction of an institution which many, at the present time, feel to he more of a luxury than we can affpr.d. .The-vote, taking it all in all, is very pleasing, and shows greater interest in our civic adminis- tration than the Herald believed existed. On this point we are agreeably surprised. jg'Wes and states and if the vari- fferfis grades or standards into which they are di- ior the sake of convenience were identical, Tracy's criticism might have carried some, freight. But as it happens, each state and each I province controls its own educational system, I ?vith the very natural result that a certificate is- I sued in one state or province has practically no E Jneamng when applied to the system of another [tale or province. This, we hope, is tmite clear. I I1 However, to make our point still more clear, I ote would draw a parallel between grading in jation and grading in grain. Prominent grain fjealers admit that the Canadian No. 3 grade S'heat will grade No. 1 on the Minneapolis mar- That is no disparagement of United States jiheat. Similarly an Albertan Grade IV. pupil s Soy have progressed as far along the road to Saniing as a Minnesota Grade VI. pupil. Which iho disparagement of the pupils of cither Alberta It is merely a question of the stan- pf grading, and we see no reason why the crla standard should be changed because it i not happen to agree with that of Michigan r Minnesota, or England or any oilier p'nrt of the nglisli speaking world.. We do not Ihink uny llucalioniilist will, either. APPLICANTS SHOULD BE ADVERTISED FOR, THAT the mailer ot Ihe filling in of vacancies on the city staff without advertising the same js evidently rankling in the minds 'of certain of the community was evidenced by a circular re- ferred to yesterday. Its particular relation to. Ihe voting on the one-man-one-car proposal, on which it was presumably intended to have a bear- ing, is not easy In perceiv But is a matter ot inconsequence The fact remains that the a'c'tib'n'of the com- missioners in filling the vacancies .of city clerk and street superintendent, without advertising for applicants for the same, has laid itself open to question. And rightly so. No matter whether the final selections for the offices would have been 'the same, those desirous of sending in their claims and qualifications for the positions should have been accorded ihe opportunity. Public offices, with salaries paid by the public, should be made open to public competition. This is a good democratic rule, and procedure other- wise sayors of bureaucracy, to say nothing ot the suspicion of favoritism which it is apt to foster. The commissioners would do well to bear Ibis in mind in dealing with future vacancies, and ,so, in popular language, give every man a chance. Kite Selected Prime Veal, Pork, Beef, Chickens, V ri t SPECIAL SATURDAY ONLY Lbs. For 1 Support the Store that is fighting against monopoly FOR TEACHERS IF PLANNED 'f tll-t. QJ-.V University to Put' on Courses in Manual Training and Allied Branch Edinontoti, Alta., May in elementarv agriculture and gardening, nature science, manual training, :tlnevarta and physical training are Included In tlie. summer school Ior tnd Inspectors at the University ol Al oerta In Edmonton, July 6 to August: 8 Plans in bond show proTliIgm lor one 'hundred and lift? teaching staff >ill be as followi: Director, Dr. Ji C.' -Instruct- or in agriculture -and school) garden-' ing, E A. Ho-ves, B 3.A., prjncipal Vermilion agricultural..'school T'MSO- ciate instructor in. agrjcnlturt, W. .T. Stephens, BA, B.SA, principal of Claresholm school of agriculture, in- structors in nature James Fife, B A, M Sc, inspector pf ichools, Edmonton; John R. Tuck, B.A.; Normal school, Camrose; instructor in nature study and agri- culture, James C Hooper, MA, structor in science, Claresholm scliopl of agriculture; art, Leo E. Pearson, "M.A., Camrose Normal school; Instructor in mauual training, A. S. Calgary Normal school; instructor in physical training, Oapt. C. K. supervisor of physlcpil training, Edmonton. Announcement is made that'tile De- partment of education has completed arrangements with the Management of the University'whereDy-the'cost to teachers laKing tne both room and 'win Be'; JJ5.00 for the five weeks. The teachers will be accommodated in-the dormi- tories of the universitj, and wIlfKave the use of liie dining and other features. Enrollment: must be made not. later than'June :1; eachers attending for- the; first time must take Course 1. lit ary are to Wistn ilirough eld. age the bodily functioui become sl Nft-Dru-Co give gentle, timeljr effective aid, or disinM 3jc. box -at t w rssscasr without FOR SATURDAY joint Westminster Market 13th St. North Phone 1055 leot the other courses for themselves. The Department of ..Education, pays the railway fare to and from 'Edmon- ton, starting from any point in the province of Alberta, but the payment of tile fare by the department is sub; ject to the satisfactory completion of at least two courses, other than phy- sical training. Teachers who complole latlsfact- orlly successive summers and lat er carry out the ivork successfully in their own schools, will1 be eligible for any. special grants may be arrang- ed; for the Minister of Education for the encouragement of teachers liking up this branch of instruction. in tlielr schools. That the sohool Inspectors of the fiFcyinefe may. keep in touch. and -In sympathy with the manual training work to be taught hi the schools, ar- rangements have made for the school inspectors ot the province to attend from July 13 to August 8., The for the Inspector! .Include. agriculture, nature' study and .'of lectures on manual train- ing and; art, with some wqrkV Ast seminary, membership of which' will he open to Inspectors. and start, (or the study 'of educational proWppiB, will be Jicld three, times A chairmanship of thJo Recofntalnx- that man; ot the'teach en win be gUlng up the greater part of 'their1 Bummer vacation-lie attend course, provision Is being fo'r. attiletlc.'am! social .activity, and. a minimum of evuhirig work will be re- quired. Arrangements are also Jie- Ing mad'e for special week-end excur- sions. _____________ A concasc projecting screen for motion pictures- has been patented hv a Chicago unenUsr to prevent dis- tortion no matter from.what angle thpi 20 Years' Reputation Back Of BLUE RIBBON TEA That means high quality all the tfqie and explains why the fleniaiid keeps on Increasing. YOU try It. f IhH with 29 ctnU to Blue WlWon, LlmlMd WlnnlpM, for Ribbon Cook Book. Thi b..t cook WwUrn Canada. iddriis ylalqly, ;