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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 14, JJ1M O PAGE NINE Alberta Albertk Laws i _ _ (By Mrs L.C. MtKinney) McKlnney will welcome any questions aloiig these lines; Addreei her iu care of this paper, Mre. McKlnrtey wtli welcome any questions along thete Address her In car: of If you a personal raply, pleaw enclose a stamped iclf dreiaeii envelope. The Mothers' Allowance Act I hare received ti number tafefi proper otrv of such child or children, mfcr herself or tbro'jjsa any other peison on her be- half apply te> an oJ tho cKy or'UTwn of; which: sbe-Is a resident for ssslstauce under Act." There Is 'no hard and ftiet rule to the amount of 'assistance which shall received fcy any family, hut each case is decided upon its merits The number o! small children in tho family, the ability of any members o: the family to earn, all such matters are taken Into consideration. And be- sides that, each case is again inspect ed every throe months in order that the varyiug needs of the family may be considered; The Act says iUxwt the property or aeseta of the applicant, I believo it is the idea of the department, that no women ftall bo helped who has a bank ac ployment who contains something liks 50 pages, positions open than women to place' au'd te a very -f convenient little paper hi them. Women who moved to toff ni back book. to educate their children have had to; Also if go to the trouble move back to tho farm because they out and pasting into a book found It impossible to find, on? CDC' who could cook simple nourlshiog meats. I appreciate your desire to But it that the Act ibould be eitended to include tho -wo- man. bos been missing or a number, of years, espo- ctally if there l> reason to believe that is deed; and the woman whose husband has been incapacitated by sickness for a certain Organizations Atked for the Act I believe that in each province (There a -Mothers' Pension Act in forvje, that legislation has been earn- estly 'asked for by various women's organizations before such an Act has jecn passed. The one passed by our legislature !s among the best- in any of -tho provinces, does not en- tirely meet the needs of those ivho asked for it, and I presume that is ateo true of the xoajority of the mem- bers of the legislature. But it is a long step in the right direction. It docs to a certain extent recognize the value of human life to the state, and the responsibility of the state for the well being of 1U people. Mrs. 8. Tvrftes regarding mortgaging the homestead'. She states In her let- ter that it would seem that any wom- an is very foolish, to lire in Alberta. There 13 no doubt, Mrs. S., lint what It the protection aftardeil ty our laws was the oaly security enjoyed hy married woman in our province, that your conclusion would be %the final decision ot women. At least, -wewould consider that any man who moved to a country where lie had no more pro- tection under its laws than women, do under ours, was a plain idiot, and de- served all that he got. Perhaps ive women may, however, not deserve got the children into good schools, bat they would learn much that you .did not desire that they should between the tiiho school would bo your returning home after jour-day's work. No. 6, Miss can secure a very little booklet on tie laws affecting women and children In-pur proTtoce by writing Mrs. 0. C. Bd- wsrds, '.MacLeod, who has compiled this herself. I do not know the price. ali articles relating to laws that you In your reading vviilch Interest you, you wotild soon have a book con- taining tile most important end recent legislation, and you would bo surpris- ed how often such a reference would be useful to you. I wish that otcry woman's oreanizatioj! would do this, and make Such Information the basis of at least a part of the year's study. I am especially gkd that your U. F. A. is taking this matter up. 1 shall bo more than gla'I to help you in any way I can. Queen's University, Kingston, con- ferred the degree of D.D. upoa Kev. C. S. Young, of Ssskatoon. King Georgo'e first valet, James Dic'iBOU, was notified thai he has in- herited from o relative In New Zealand. GREAT ATTAINMENTS erly, of Montgomery. Brother Witch- erly is a man of tha most unlquest csEtiinsneats. He is a man who can (Ottawa Citizen) There reported decline ,n the sale or oulja hoards. Some folks have aud onscrew the onscrutahle. Brother evidently bura disapjSu'uted in their Witcherly efforts 10 read the future and will have to turn for guidance to more i tangible sou.-cea. In tils connection the story of the negro Comes to mind. ''Brothenj and sistern." said Rev. George Washing- ton JoueB. "we have with us today Brother Ellas Abraham Lincoln Witch- Tipling t Mills, Wingham, eipecl to plant CM acres o' Wax this year. Hon. Kodclphe Leinleux mya Sir Lomer Oouin will not retire as Prem- ier of Out-bee. There's a Bob Long for Every Job count oi If a woman owns quite such an epithet, in that most of own -.home, and the upkeep ot the hoirie Is no more than her accessary rent would be, it is my understanding that this would not debar her from receiving help under this Act. Moneys not Included in the Act Xo provision is made for the woman who has been deserted, or whose hus- baiid is'a neer-do-well or a drinking man and does not provide for her, or for the woman whose husband la suf- fering -from sickness so that he can- not provide'