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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIBGEi DAILY HERALD THS HEBALD'S PAGE OK.. LIVE LOCAL NEWS TUESDAY, MAY SECOND SECTION LETHBiyDGE, AlBEUTA, SECOND SECTION PAGE SEVEN City Council Has no Right to Force mloers To Collect School Poll Tax Employe V Judgment Handed Down By Mr. Justice Walsh in Test Case Urought By Crystal Dairy Co. Applies to Town But Not to Lethbridge Which Op crutes Under Charter vof Ksj About Monies Already Collected By City in Manner? have since been or may hereafter made to the rural municipality acl orp- ine village acl? And if not why should j this change In the jmeadmenls to the town, act apply to St. Right Not.Conferred "There is no reason tint I kaovr of SOME SEED BLOWN OUT; RESEEDING NECESSARY Though v.-orj from Nobloford and other points in Ihe heavy why such a tax is this should not ba' land districts is that the high levied In Jvethtridge.it it Is fair wind of Monday has done :io lcvy.it in perhaps thativ damags and no resetMing will has i .the power which 14 required, reports from I'ur- ply to the city unless It was specialty According to Judgment delivered by Mr. Justice Walsh, in the test tase heard to determine the right of em- ployers to.deduct tho amount of the school poll tax from tho wages of em- ployees, llio city council hail no power to pass Ihe- rusolulion for the levy of a poll lax- As put hy his lordship, tho. Town Act. In the amendment mudo giving authority for the levying of tho poll tax, airplles only to towns existing. cornorated under tho: provisions of bridge, but I cannot agreo with thatl "For this reason.! must answer in that act. Letnbridgo was nut mcor-; contention. The result ot it undoubt- i the negative' question in periled as a town-or town municipal-! caiy is that tho city is now subjectt special case that'-has been, submitted: ity at the time of the passing .of any municipal legislation of a gen-i to uie, namely; is the city o! Town Act. It was incorporated as ajeral character which is applicable to'bridge entitled to demand and enforce town under ordinance 21 of 1590 of the j jt without special mention of its name'] the payment ot tho tluc in question and North West Territories but that ordl- In iho statute, hut it surely does makes it unnecessary for ma to uauco was repealed by call.-G4 of tho mean more than that. Legislation answer the other {questions in the Alberta Statutes of 1905 which there-; dealing with rural municipalities and ;case." by created It a municipal corporation villages, Is municipal legislation. "W. L. WALSH, under iho name of the City of Lelh-j Would seriously contend that out and will have to be sown over again. However, the acre- age damaged compared to the- the whole acreage in crop is iuflnitesmal. Mysterious Fire Destroyed Old Eckstorm Auditorium Building At Ball Grounds Q_--.--- Frame Structure Built in 1212 department on the run, and It was for Dry farming Congress Is two hours before the pump r.-as stop- Burned to the ,No Ju the vicinity- were dsmssed to any cstent, and out: bridge. "N'ow with tho application ol Act limited by Its Very terms to ninnl- clpalllles then incorporated "as such." I that Is as towns or town lies and to (owns and town municipali- ties thereafter incorporated under the Act, it must, I should think, lie ob'-j viojis tha.t its provisions cannot be ex- tended to municipal corporations which at the time of the passing had i tho city is >f the' change, sul now, because of this J. S. C." S. Ball, Esq., for the plaintitf. ige, subject to amendments that C.F. for defendant. congress. A full list of the visitors and their addresses will he iy.tiied by the Industrial Association immediately 1 alter tho congress and distributed i through the boards of trade. This w ill enaulo tho Alberta men to follow up i men who are interested In this conn- J try with further Information, Out About 2 side o! Ihe auditorium the only loss Hilly Sunday" Wits to Have occasioned was to a fen- telephone and IT j -i i- f r t- street car poles and wires. Used Building Soon for (.leaf Causc 2 Revival. j Chief Hardy stated this uiornins ________ i that his'meu were to get plenty of waier pressure. The new pnnip kept more than one hundred pounds on all the time. Discussing the cause is still ,i mystery. In Panned by a high wind, fire early Ihis morning threatened lo sweep through a block or two of dwellings i Fire swept through a portion [.the Chicago stock yards causing property Bt the dale of its passing. February not been Incorporated as towns or thereafter. Lelhbridgc town municipalities and which were! uot Incorporated as a town or, not thereafter Incorporated under thei toi-n immU'lpallly- ut the lime of the Town Act. All that it seems is iiece; passing of the Town Act, It was in-1 saw to say Is that Lethbrldge Is; pnrl..jjn n-i -i r cornorated as.si town under Ihe orrtt-j neither a town nor a town municipal-! lo ueiailb 01 tjle xorlh. Tho program will contain nauce ot tho North West Territories. the i meaning of the Town! Program. I informallon about, each ot Ihe cities lint that ordinance was 'repealed by j Act and It thereforo is not subject to; ________ visited and also a shorl sketch ot Ins tho Alborta Statutes of 3906 which I its provisions. i province In general :es-j Executive Meets in