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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THK LOCAL NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HERALD'S PAGE OF LOCAL NEWS MONDAY, MAY 31, 1920 LETHPIUDGE, ALBERTA, PAGE SEVEN PRESIDENT (BIO. period, but he always did his duty' cheerfully and without a shadow oil j ikiubt we have the best kept and cleanest club rooms in the' whole of tho Dominion. "You will see by this report that a large amount of business and a lot ot hard work has been accomplished by oth the officers and the members o! ur organization, but before I close 1; The Rhyming Optimist MIchaelli.) Annual Meeting in Healthy dent 'Makes .Comparisons- Address on Year's Activities. Lethbringe's branch of the G. W. V. A. has a utilauo history, as was point- ed out, at the fourth annual meeting held Sunday'in the club rooms. It Is the only branch iu Canada that ha? fleeted the same man as president for five consecutive years and It has the best financial standing ot any Dranch In tho Dominion. Thomas Longworlh was elected president by acclamation year will indicate, to some tmall ex- tent, the many activities that have en- jo.vcd the attention of the executive and the members the Lethbrldgo branch. "In July, 1919, It was that we should look into the matter having the club house, fixed.up to suit the convenience of the members. Since then wo have made very good progress and approximately fifteen thousand dollars have been spent In fixing the club up to what it is at the prtsent lime.' "It was found.necessary to appolnl an assistant secretary for months in January of this year in order to s your retiring president, ask you all the coal ..mac gets sad then the o give your Incoming officers a little gets.jiUdrani you 11 find this consideration and appreciation ot heir efforts as without tho help o' very individual member the work of .ny organization is severely hamper- for his fifth term, a bank balance in tho neighborhood of and has a membership of 850. Mr. Longworth presented a compre- hensive report on' the year's -proceed- ings. He gave the alms and objects of the club and told of the largo 'amount of work accomplished during tho past ycur. "Some doubt seems to exist In the minds ot certain members of our organization, as well as in the minds of the public as (o what consti- tutes the functions of the G. W. V. A. Th cub enoTs things normal again after the I IIU UUL, death of our late comrade and secre tury, J. A. Turcotte. It was'also found necessary to appoint an assistant stew aril for two months oh the work Increasing, and I think that thi same will be necessary In future. "There have been' twenty genera meetings held during'the past term anil detailed reports of each meetln have been presented to the.succeedm; general "There have been Stir Mecutir meetings during tbe past term and ic- I tailed reports have been presented. given "so 'imich for their country and I 850 Members Now to assist in every possible way. their "Dunns the past term I have bee repatriation and their absorption Into' If office there have oepn four hundrc tho normal, cconomic.and social walks and ninety-four new. not alono of our of life, with the least degree ot On July 1st 1919, tho membership., the glor ous her! veuleu'ce and worry. The War stood- at three fir y-s x j? sph-lt rf tt.l Now, you may not have noted be- ed and if we intend to make our or- ganization the success that it deserves o be it Is absolutely necessary that we all put our shoulders to the wheel and help each other. By this means alone can we ever hope to make the G. W. V. A., In general, and our local n particular, the best organization in he Dominion of Canada, both finan- cially and morally. Public Assisted Splendidly "In conclusion I would like to draw to your attention the amount of assist- ance, both financially and otherwise, that we have received from the Feder- al government, the provincial govern i, Is true the world o'er. It's an ill wind, so Vve heard, that does not blow to some bird, 1 guew that Is why as the Winter slips by every ice man lo rapture Is stirred. And the- coal man is gloomy and sore as tho chick-a-dec-chlrps at his door, but the. chaps who buy coal do not heed the poor soul and the Icebox now copies to the fore. You ot the.beauties of Spring, when the robins are fixing to slug, and Ihere Isn't a doubt when the stoves are moved out that wo all feel like having our fling. Hut for houest cess of delight, it's likely there's no one In .sight who can equal the joy of tho ice man; Oh, Boy, well say he is'happy, all right. So, unheeding the coal man's sad noise, we will some LETHBRIDGE HOTEL IS I UNDERGOING CHANGES; DINING-ROOM CLOSES The dining room of the Letbbrlase Hotel closes today and construction work on the nine rooms to be added down stairs will commence tomorrow morning, Joo }.eo announced this inorniug. Those rooms will lake the place ot the present dining room and kitchen and will' cost in the neighbor- hood of (3500 to furnish. Wile thil work is being done preparations are going to be made (or the construction of several rooms on top at the rear end of the 2nd Avenue wing of the hotel. At present facilities are not installed for water, but they will be completed when1 the nine rooms down stairs are belug constructed. ment and the city of Lethbridge, the way hang on to pur poiEC, for the Ice commissioners and the public gener- nian draws nigh and what geezer ally. They have given us freely cti could sigh in the warmth ot the smile Veterans sland solidly in lino for na- and now the membership is eight hun- tional harmony, based on a practical. dred aim fifty. recognition of the rights ot the coin-] "Many matters have been taken up mon people, io decent living condi- j successfully for tho comrades, approxl- lions decent wages, and equal oppqr- mately two thousand six Hundred and tunities of education. We desire that' forty letters having been written, ex- these sublime theories that have been so elaon.uenUy described lo us by puh. lie men shall reinaln theories no long- er, hut shall become the vital princi- ples of our political said Mr. Long worth. "To the attainment of this end It Is essential that every returned man ve of circular letters sent. Quite a large number of cases have been ad- justed, such as land settlement, pay and allowance, war service badges, post discharge-pay, civil service com- plaints. "Of these Ihe majority have been settled satisfactorily while corre- thelr assistance and advice whenever we had occasion to ask it of them. Numerous have I Interviewed leading business men In this city and in other cities on different topics, and I am proud to say that I have_ always been treated as a gentleman and the points I had under discussion were al- ways without exception, acceded to us by them. "Therefore, comrades let us now cast aside all personal differences and re- alizing tha lofty principles of our as- sociation, strive with untiring persis- tence lo further the noblest interests, not alone of our'organization, but of so thati ____________at dearly that great tileut army, of those who arc resting beneath, the poppies of France and Belgium, will be ever with us, filling our hearts with the most sublime ideals, coupled wllh the tru- est benevolence. And let us strive lo he employs? It's an ill wind, tbe proverb assumes, (hat cannot pat skids on some glooms, and that pro- verb seems wise when we measure the size of tho Ice njan's wide grin as Spring blooms. And it certainly must h? right nice. If one is a dealer in ice, just as flees hence to find icicle's price. Nowt ot course when the Winter has fiown, the coal man will mutier nnd moan. And he feela Frost on Saturday and Sunday I dropped to 25, or sU degrees ot frost, TUI-M. T wit. n.'.naa. while on Sunday two degrees of frost Nights, But Little Damage at Calgary and Crow's Nest Pass Points- Cloudy and Showery All Over South. Weather throughout southern Al- berta lodav !s cloudy with rain at a few points. Irurlng Sunday iindi of weather was not enjoyed. From' Blalrmore came a report that six In- ches of snow covered the ground. Both Sunday and Monday morning werp free from harmful winds and thp rain that fell during tnat period, farm- ers, eay, will do much good. It will were registered, i Luckily, Sunday morning was cloudy aid most districts got rain before the sun. appeared BO that it is believed the damage was mlnlmligd. Early garden stuff was nipped. Good warm sonsblao with occasion- al showers during June, would fill the weather bill to a nicety. There U plenty ot moisture everywhere. First Passengers Carried Sunday and-Piters Have Busy Time Ahaad. Saturday own aero- plane hovering over the down-town dls- will mutier and moan. And he feela trict at a teighf of feet. It flew he's all in, but the Ice'man can grin, the company are let them know within a few days lust! how much seed has been blown out; and thus will give them an opportun-l ily ot putting In flax. Considerable snow fell In Calgary: over the week-end. On Saturday night the. mercury for the Ice box comes into Us own. .MEIHEOIY In Indianapolis checker boards are being stencilled on both ends of the picnic tables In and sots of. checkers will be provided for. those who wish to play. keep that same spirit of democracy, I'lansfor'Auto Sight-Seeing Trip his'place and was one for ill, and all for one, In the way, _. T ot the- company. delighted with the performance of the machine. Sunday saw them commence carry- ing passengers. 'After a trial trip with "Jock" Palmer'nnd Harry Fllzsim a-second workout withi Palmer and' the'mechanlc, they took up J. S. Klrkham as tho first passen- ger. Mr.' Klrkham describes his sen- sations on another page. Mr. Kirk- ham was up In the air for a, period Then Dr. Homing took O LAMB CROP LIGHT of 20 minutes.' is the second customer stand shoulder to shoulder In the task spondence is still being exchanged in of creating throughout our country a I a (ew cases. Many.penslon complalnte higher truer conception of the duties have been adjusted'after personal in- tt .._ i__........... _ft1. tt.n nnnolnn we kept it overseas. Then Idecd will become a mighty force, a power In se Dominion to which we are so proud o belong." Others officers elected Hon- rary president, Brigadier-General jtewart; 1st Vice-President, Dr. Wray; nd Vice-president. .lock Anderson; of citizenship. All questions of re- construction, particularly those refer- ring to employment and the encourage- ment of men to go on the land, are of vital importance to the" G. W. V. A., and.hardly a meeting Is ever held but that these problems, In some.form.or up. "Good citizenship is but another word for unselfish idealism. The good citizen always recognizes that Ideals :ire ot ultimate value, whether they be his own ideals or the Ideals of his neighbor V even of some stranger, un- Knqwn to him. However, perhaps I cannot stale the law of good citizen- ship clearer than it Is staled thus in the rule of.Kant, 'Treat humanity, whether In your own person, or In the person of others, as a person and never as a tool.' ''It is not only in the questions of employment and education that our members will make themselves felt. Protect Child Life "The men who fought for the wo men and.children of Belgium and France will stand In Canada for the protection of our own child life and will Insist that It is tlie duty of the state to recognize its responsibilities to the mothers ot our race. Over- crowding and other such iniquitous conditions will (disappear if only the 0. W. V. A. present a united front for such conditions as shall lend lo elim- inate these degenerating elements that FO sap the intellectual rmd physical strength ot Ihc great body of the people, will do much good. What we must energetically strive for Is to formulate some sensible plan that will bring about, not only cohesion, unlly nnd harmony, but greater sympathy between all the brandies of tho or- ganization from coast to coast, The Year's Activities "A study o( this report for tho past ten-lews with the pension commission- er and'i few cases of deceased' sol- diers' estate have been successfully dealt with for the next of kill. tThe Sport Activities ('In regard to football, .as you aro nrf ribubL' we -were 'successful last year in winning both the Scott Cup and the league, which was, as yon will agree, a splendid achievement. Our' hockey boys, too, were successful in every match that they took part in In this district only, securing defeat when they went to Winnipeg and play- ed Fort William, which was the first occasion on which a western team play- ed in the soml-flnals for the Bomlnlon amateur .championship. I ha've- great plcaiVre In thanking the upholders o! our sporting boys, and the results p: what they have done go to prove thai they are good spoils In peaca times us they were In war. Thanks Club Officials "I also wish tn take this opportunity ot lhanking our secretary and ou carelaker for the splendid manner S which they have done (heir work. The secretary's duties have been both .crous and ililfkult but in any case tha was brought him he was al ways willing and glad to cto evcrylhlnj r.O'slble to bring about a favorabl settlement, and t beliuve that it wa through his efforts and his alone, tha so much was accomplislicd Urn we today are In the financial conditlo Later in the Masonic Hiill. The. EO far arranged, for the visiting.manufacturers on nestlay, is to convey theai in cars from Gait Gardens through tbe var- ious parts of tha city.' Tho cars will Lambing has' been light, ac- cording to reports received In Lethbridge. Breeding waa late and the bad weather has had some affect. _