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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY THE LBTRBR1DGE DAILY HERALD______ PAGE THIRTEEN. THe Alliance; (Cotjtrlbliied by ._______ At a meeting of. Iho Lethbrldge lo- largely'ip the membership campaign waSilsunched last year, and cal of the Teachers' Alliance at tha Central school, Saturday, May 22nd', T. E. A. Stanley pre- sident ot the AlbertaiEaueitlonal AB-; soelatlou ttdi'jia'st presidept ot the A1-. berta Teachers' 'Alliance', gave a very successful address on tho'l'Alms and Worfc'o! ihoi Alberta Tea'chersV Alli- ance." Mr..Stanley begou by pointing.out thai Ihe iteach'ng'.proiesslon In 'Can- ada and In (act throughout tho world Is orgaulilng. Iu this respect Alberta Is ahead ot many other parts ot tho Dominion, having been organized tor three years, and possessing today an alliance with a" paid Up member- ship ot about two thousand.. The to- tal number of teachers, actually en- gaged In teaching "lii'Alberta schools last year was nearly .3600.! .Of these nearly 000 were permit teachers. Vhb are not eligible for membofship in tie1 alliance, besides taught only short terns. -'Theso .results said Hoiv to Make Allow one huping teblupocnful ofSfai CoSes to eirji cup. Pour frafjj WAlrr owr t coHce.1' Simirier mim'ifi." Let j stand a fewnuniites.-'Then sen's. i use rich, fuU-bodifd.. .'.COFFEE Whole, for Tncolatoni uxd ordinary ptrcoU.- In i anil a-lfc. ct tfl x good dealers j for Perfectly Mailed on" request MONTREAL. -a Sailings TO Juiie 9 j Juno S' June if6 June 12 U'.ii'.CqfScip Jnly 5 Tub 3 ,W Corsicail -'i July July '24 Aug. ...'-..'.Vldtbrinii., TO GLASGOW _ June July July (Pasapon .application forrm, nill tnformv. lion C" 1' P JAO Dr-pot Ticket Agent -r -PHONE StZ Issuot on. nil other these resttits-T are more than, satls- Wfiy should teachers organize? The system [s Iu a very precarlqus'jfonditlon. In Ontario there is a shortage ot nearly one thousand teachers.l while the" United Slates faces'the opening of 'tho fall term j.vith-a shortage of one hundred thou- .Sand. -The educational -system must be put-on a not only for the benefit of those.now leachlas, but for the advancement of education as s. whole. Tho cause at stake is a larger one than lhat ol salaries. 11 Is tbo cause of the whole system of education within our province, as wel' as elsewhere. How can the collapse of our syslem be- praveuled? This c-aii be dono .ii s'oius measure by ih'o teachers them selve's, by 'creating for themselves new social as well as ec'ouonric post tion, .This cannot bo done by -out alders. They have not tho powe even if -they have .tho desire to do so tho rejuvenation inust come from th Inside.' j; i? How can1 Ihls rejuvenation b'e compllBhed? W.il} organizing help At the presont.tlnie, and tor the las year, one of Iho leading alms ot Ih A. T. A. has Uiu 51200 minimum This has baeri-.aCQoniplIshed to a vcn p-eat'degfel :'The graduating class 'from normal: this spring arc receiv- ing an average yearly salary of 11197. In Catgary and Edmonton they praiv tlcally have iho minimum. Me- dicine Hal has the 51100 Minimum. To accomplish Ihls and other objects It is.found that cooperation with the school board Is more produclive ot beller results, than a policy of antag- Good school leachers are ne- but tho only way to get them Is to pay good salaries. Fairer, laws and regulations will hflp put' tho.- tpa'chlhg profession in belter aiannih's: Co'mpare 'the stand- ing ot teachers' with this standing ,of members of any trade union. A school board can be'-vdthin flu? nn'irwe and still be unfair: A thirty'day no- tice is all tliat Isyiiccessary to dis- miss a teacher.' No reasons need he given. This, of many reasons, incbmpeleucy to be'made the grounds of dismissal, and In many case's happened. Be- sides this, have diffi- culty collecltng salaries duo; while in of these salaries there is often 'unfairness owing to the ordinance giving -SID days as the school yearjwhile the average teach- ing year 200 days. There is no comparison ot positions between the school board and teaclier in the mailer of dismissal and resign- ing. An attempt is now being made by teacherskltQ >ecure a share in tbe administration' of the school syslem. At prcserit.no leacber c.an b.e a mem- ber of a'school Canada. In England thoj hpvo ngh> monton has It'Llipr1! the right lo a' biaiil in im advisory capacity- That is all that is soughl Jo be allowed I" tend In advisory capacity without the power to vote. Perhaps if this were granted, -many of the fooHBii'snu' useless experiments that have been tried in. various schools ft is essential' for Ihn ulllinvce'to win, and hold. Ihe respect of the com- .nil s'KSir' when" :hdard realize 'thnt'ifi 'deailng tcachern they nrp organization entltt.od :to. respp'ct. You" cannot rti- responsibility. If tho teachers were given ;rlght to take a plaoo" Iu 'the: different- bodies con- 1 nc'clcd'ivith th'o educational system, j'lbey'would .assume the responslbill- iles-a's obiigatlona.' At present there Is nO'tlght, ih'e'rcfigre no responsibili- ties.- security, of. iennre, is going i'rj'get-'a 'greaicr Cesrce ofr efflciency tcschtsg-Jjody.; The Alberta uct of the teathor should be irre- roachable. It is Imprc-sslonal to dis- arago another mom'uer of the pro- esslon or to take the position- ot a eacher who has been wrongfully dls- .Issed. It is !he aim of the alliance lo se- ure protectioa for those who Isabled or who. have a Ions Illness. 2uinulitUvo sick leave is necessary.for [iU. Soine-pension scheme uiust.be dopted before can make a.reason- bid number uf teac-bcrs choose this rofesslon as their lite work. To accomplish these aims, we must rganlze, that all may do their, share. Others'ID different lines of work are organized or are organizing. Why not ho teachera? We must organize- for he good of education as a whole, the pursuit of selfish or personal- aims rill get us nowhere. From Ontario to British Columbia; >ho.': Dbmlnioa' Is organized and last OctoTmryrepresentatives ol. the lour; weslerii 'provinces inet In Winnipeg o take Ihe preliminary slops for the.l 'ederation'of their provincial organl-l! zatlons. At the present time it any j ;rouhlo occurs In any part of any pro- vince, every member ot the profession the four provinces Is notified through the central and local alll- uces, Mr. given a hearly vote it' l'- IS TO HANDLf-HROFITEEH5 SYRACUSE, N, Y.. May Convicted conspiracy and ft profiteering Ju the q{ men's wearing apparel, Weeds, Incur- porated. tensive retail cloth- ft of Binglyuupton; and.Gep. Of. the concern, were iblnlly'flnud