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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta The Herald's Page of Live Local News Xetbbrtbge Deralb AD The Local News Where You Expect U SATURDAY, NOYKMI1KII 1, 1010 SECOND SECTION ALIJKllTA. What Mayor Hardie Said A Year Ago on Managerial Form, of Qty Government In view ol Lbo likelihood that- Lebor 1'arty ivill within a lew daya name a caudtdutc lo contest llio CGJIX- worts. v-'Uh lha UCLI of gctliiiK voice ul lLo people on the IRSUO or tlio form o[ covcriiiuunl from I ho I might, clccllvo commission of three LO the managerial form of Kovcnmii'iil with an clccllvo nldennaulc council iu nu advisory the Ilrratd reprluls Mayor llardic's remarks on llio managerial plan ;n (hey appear- ed in llio preface- to ilu> auditor's issued about ;i year pays: respect to the Government of a. Cliy. llesiicctive citizens ara in- clined to Judge from their own view- point, larecly llio ot their en v iron tuc nl, but those in iiuihority tboulJ, in my judgment, bo guliled by tho facts that there fire all degrees of Intelligence. and inonility in every community. While it is desirable that bolti these standards shouU be cil H.S high as- iioasiblo it Js roi ablu that Jaws should make crlmiu als ot those who are not ablo lo In'. to OIL- in. The better plan h noi nlilu lo live up lo them. Tho beltei pian la not to make laws itmL ihe avcrdKO citizen cannot live iiy We have too many lavs al restriction '.o- day in our Cily, baH of wbicb ure not known lo uur ciliiena. Every day our best cfllzcn.i arc uQwltUngly and uritllDgly laws aod nro not prosecuted. Avhilo on the other hand tlio samo laws iijinly to ordinary i-itl- 7cna but at tbo'tamo Unio whcri by-laws aro Yiotetci] by them. ihPsc nropla UTO nL once pal under tho Jjan. 3n Tad, I am convinced thai most Iftws aro made against tho under dog REa'nBl tho fellow ivho never did have a cbancu. The remedy for this is Iho Tho -delay caused by ihla, however, iaa not iut might Le anil [lie moral Influ'jnco of It. Js bid, very bad. am constrained to ihii.k that Ihj) Mayor should Lave Jurisdiction- over HID oilier departments, bill al the same lime ihighL briuR about old cr dargers iho legislative aud hjtccutivc aro ono aud the same ons. and ahsolulc propily were EH IBS Inf. To oLvIatc the difficulties I have mentioned 1 think ihc city with atl to Itself could DKJVO forward lo t.ic .Managerial Form of City (Jov- eminent as llicy huvo It. In Ohio, or on lilies approaching it as "1, Throe or live Coaimlssioners lo bo elected ns the Head of JJepari mcnis but without control. "Tho Commissioners to act as Ih' lejialalivc body "2. These CoianilcElnnt-ra be he shape of ri Gi'nerd1 Manner .odd ouly IJG disrmBECd Ly n Tin an! .v UH vote or the voulil t3 roluto of !lj( Aholo DM.: gcmcut bo ponsible lar -.he estimates '.vhi'jh not cl-acgcd wiiLCHit. in ih L-ISG of clcricd LuHjiisuIonera tU-'coneoiH or or iho Com or in Ihc case or ihr- c Cj nilssij'LCM ol two UilnJs ot Hi'-1 Ccm ot a [cw but common' laws and lLo tactful mcul oC tie same. Tho rigid enforce- ment. of bitter laws never corrected an evil or maid a. tad man good or; CVOQ butler. Kindness acd fair play coupled with llrmDcss bavo dono more to belter eoclcly than all Iho blller laws ever enacted. Nature, herself, In- dicalca that, tila will hold true to the end ot lime, "WiUo I do. not want to put 'my- Belt on. record as adrocatlng a change In the preqciit form of Government I: do want to point out Borao of Us (weaknesses and suggest what mlghl fce an -There has. bcca jdca on.llie parl oi uuuitt OL'our ciiiicos' ihafiiid sal- aries paid our Commissioners make the present form too oipeiislvo. constrained lo say I have ETaVe doubts about Iho honesty of this ex- pressed Idea. I am Jnclined to think Jt has Its origin m Ihc dlslika of Iho present head or mayor and la conse- quently Uio result ol a personal than, antagonism of lha present'form of government. To any intelligent, citizen it must be ab- eurd Lo think per year Is nn extravagant sum lo In fact it ra Ihe. best InTestment the Cily has in ado up to dale and has saved tho cum many times over. To go back to Aldermanlc Government would be suicidal bccaugo whatever may have: boon Iho weakness of Iho "Straight Commission Form" oC government its efficiency la several folds more than Iho Inefficient, form oC Councilmanic Government. Tho torn3 Aldermanlc mid, Council manic aro Eynonymous In thla City but when properly uaed they each httTa n. different meaning'. In England, Scotland and Wales City government Is carried on uutler nvtial is known aa tho Borough System Under It tho Common-Council consists ol Iho Mayor, Councillors and Alder- men. In Scotland Ihc Provost takes tho place of tho Mayor and the Halt- lies correspond to the Aldermen, Coun- cillors aro lha same In all threo conn trie a. Tho Aldermen arc appointed by llio elected Councillors cither from among-- themselves or Iroia citizens having tho necessary qualifications. Tho term is lor half relieving tri-ennlally. In tho event ol Councillors being appointed Aldermen iy-elocliOD3 follow lo Jill Ibc vac- ancles in tbo ranks of Couh'cilmeri. Al- dermen aro one-third in number as comparer! TvidU Councillors that Is, they constitute one-fourth of tho en- tiro council, "Tho greatest weakness, bul not tho only one, I have found in the pres- ent charter Is lhat the charter In ono says Iho Mayor la Iho Chief Eiccullvo Officer hut Iho Mayor lins Jn reality DO legal control over Iho other Commlaglonerg, while ho h held, liy tho poojile. fo U? regponslblo for Iho operation" of tbo complete city rnanagcmcDt. I havo nd reason lo com- plain because with very few oicoptlona Uio Mayor's advice or havo been, received by ila co-corn mission era Jn Iho samo Fplr- It as U ho bad Iho legal powor to enforce them. At llio aamo H jlho roaponalhlllly been. Jcgallj placed upon me, my suERc.itIODR inlRJil havo been nioro niimtrpui and inoro JnBlatoot, Tho -pcoplo evidently they havo a supremo head in tho Mnyor. They havo not but I think they should havo, If tho present form p( government Is continued. "Tho Straight Commission iritl lij per cent, recall petition not registered voters but ol Iho volo cast Is loo clo30 to llio pcoplo and gives Q. very email faction fin unriuo lullu CTICO In critlcnl llmcg. On this ac count In order to accomplish what n Commissioner or tho Commissioners know to bo in Iho very brst. Inlcrcs of Iho cily, politics, Bomctimcfl havo to bo plnyctl. II Is not natural lha nrkf mnn holding puhlle office will clc run bla licrul Into Iho noosa ivhon by Hclar and ninnocuvrins lie or they, can nccompllali the oljccl The Commissioners, of cours V.'rvlil ]in'- I'e subject to tba recall o :I PO, not ilian oO per ctni nt Ih Usl vote should Lc "If Uic larger cost ivas ihe salary o the General Manager au-l his atits Uicrc would bo no object ton t a larger number of Commissioner who would receive only a nominal sa ary, licnco the commission coutri coi sist ot even seven aud ahould be rep rescntalivo of tbc city. lThis Is only a very brief slatcmei: but It is all that tha space of my ni nual report will permit. However, Ih Dayton plan is easily had'.In print an Lho study of It I hereby .made easy Tills can- ouly-at best, bo a sugge. lion. i "The public press, If not.very Judi> be a very serious menace t the Straight Commission Form of Go crnment but It would be Impotent, think in adverse influence with th Managerial. Form, because, ol the pr lection oC'tiie 'manager by I lie Con .ind accurala criilcis Is very desirable "and'helps to slim ulale thoEo'ia authority-hut person; and-spiteful, criticism, can have hi one oi two results, without accomplis Inc any good, cither lo drive ihc pe co.i from office or besmirch his pc sonal character. "Intelligent criticism Is not posslb witfiout u Kteat deal of study and e pertness. What may on n. ca'su WE ARE- NOW SELLING NATIONAL PROSPER- ITY INSURANCE eveu in aspect, U the only inff 10 do. Icj unil ihe (-hurupian of truo ly but !ls Icfluoni'c slmuM be iti L'J iis knowledge of ilie su'j-: ci ii Is dealing This unfurl- ualr-ly is HOL so, Paiieckilly ItL to Munfdiul 1 SKC.ONI) SECTION PAGE SINE MR. MARNOCH HOME MOW. Accordlus in received v in the Mr. Oo. Murruu-h bo liore nn Mouduy at tor- v noon. lie is IKJW in v tltul Victory Loan Drivers Arc ,1 DoingsTheir Host and Gel- ling Results Without counting the JiO.OOO. which j Ihu allolment ot the Imperial Oil Hchvccn .Alanufactui-crs i (hc Victory campaign May Lead to Old Price For Cigaiclie smotors on whom ihc i rice of Ihc iirtielo they consume have E in tbe Lcthbrldgc canvassing district id on the one-Third mark In Ihc iimoimt of Ihc assessment for it. The iimouiiL roinhcd up to Jj o'cknk, ou Friday evening, 5vO lu Ihc three canvassing dlatricts (by city lluillfi with sulnlislrlct J'-. the two townships in Iho Xobleiord cen have a flutter of hops area> to from This sub-dlstrlcl 121 brighter days arc dawning ia Sam Poncr as supervisor, has illmalioQ that a big Montreal clgarlbceti fully organized but the canvas- Jiad announced that iliolsing work has. been impeded owmg lo igarottes made by Iii3 linu ivouldjthc stale of the roails caused by the cncefortli be rctaileil ftt tbe nnpcs-stormy weather. liat existed before the recent raise In Ibc flvc days' campaign In tbc ras made. city tbe canvassers have made the fol- Thc prospect lhat th? announcement I low lag First day. iselOEcs is a. keen conipetltlun be IsGcoiid day, (bird day, wceii the Imperial Tobacco Co. and'tiOU; fourth day, fifth day, mnufciciurcrs ivho aro not nssociat- i d with it. The t mailer concerns sec! Sub-District B In lead a opportunity ot extending lliclr Up to 5 o'clock, Friday, sub district icld, and arc, accordingly, offering IJ, j. Hawden, supervisor, was Icad- hclr produce at Iho rato of-20 cents I ing with the amount of sub- raise per thousand on the old- district C, JIugli Crawford, supervisor, vhllc tho raise made by the Imperial: next with and sub-dis- Tobacco Co. Is J1.70 per thousand. It [rlct O. B. Kdyett, supcn-isor, third nay be that it the niiuor concerns Uvltli ucceed in their encroachmenls on The n'uota for Lcthbrldgo district he ground held by the Imperial To-1 for the Victory Ixjan. with S. J. Shcn- KICCO Co., this company to hold chiiirman Is which In- bame will comn down from Ihe nrcs- U-iudcs Ihc I.clhbridgo t-anvasslne dla- At the meeting ot Iho veterinary EJrgeonB of the Dominion Department of Agriculture, held in the city on Fri- day, the mailer of mange in slock was discussed among others pertaining lo the health oC animals. Mange Is not very prevalent and is lolaily a sent in tho -Macleocl district. Fuller nformatlou, however, cannot Tic gain unlil later in llio winter. What- ever jnttngc there has been has been auscd Ihrough the nuglet-l of dipp nimnls stockmen. This is lo be uforccd. cnt price asktd Cor crt-arellcs, iirlcl. In addition tu thu four sub- Included In the area ot the Lelhuriflge district, the soulh country comprises Carmahgay, Rarons, War- ner, Ncu-. Dayton, Milk Iliver.-Taber, with Monarch, EUlkom, Or- ion, Munybcrrles, Grassy I.ake, assess- ed lor making up, with the assessment of for the Loth- bridge canvaasing dlalrict, tbe total of Cpast Hcfinerics Gelling Haw Material and Will lie JBusy in Future VANCOUVER, XoY. local sugar famine will he relieved hy Mon- day or Tuesday. Raw sugai; Is now poiirine Into Ihe refinery and th'e'inir- tet.-wlll feel'the res nit" hy the tirsi of. tLo week. The eleamcr Kurow com- menced this morning to discharge 750 tons of raw sugar and Ihe steamer Waimnrino will Tiring Ions more on Monday. With oilier ships lhat are in prosjic-ct tho refinery here.-will be able lo equal its production. Cusloms returns for the rricatli ol October show an increase or S719.-V.S? 13 compared with the Fame perioil lasl vcar. Tlic flgurcE are: October. F39.GS2.41; OcloLc-r, KH8f permits for tlic month o, October .show J2.-100 'As 11 October, 191S. IJut while there ii nuch disparity in the monthly Iieure3 Iho total for 1919, up lo the end o October, 1919, exceeds lhat for tin same ptriod in The figures arc Vvilh (he end ot October the S pe cent, discount period expires. Thi total amount paid in taxes for Lhi nionih was For ihe sami period Inst year Ihc amount paid wa 513.00S.SG. Stuffed in Iho ioe of a lody's fho a cobhler al Alliance, O.t found gem valued at Ho returned ihen CAPT. HARDY DEAD iTkAND.-Ore., Nov. Cau lain William II. Hardy, who claimed lo be the only survivor of Commodore Perry's historic trip lo Japan, and who revisited that country several yours ago and was entertained by the Jan- ancsc government, died here today. LONDON, Nov. A Bolshtvik communication Issued Friday and received here, (his afternoon cays: "An artillery duel between -cur batteries and enemy ships in the Gulr' of Finland resulted in the enemy being driven off." VICTORY BONDS THE EDGETT AGENCIES Ltd. Balmoral Block, Phone No. 651 Fir: Insurance and Loam CLUB CAFE Wo SerTO'thc Best 35c Meal In Cllr.' Qnlcit Our Coltee and -French Ptalry )a Dllfereul, BUY VICTORY BONDS Deli 1C1OUS Pastry Our cakes and pastry are "he best in the cily. Try some Cream They are exceptionally fine. Then we make it a poinl to cany the Best Chocolates We Can Buy and have some fresh for ihe week end. Do you use our Home Made Bread? IF STATELY DIGNITY Is your cholco for a monument wo nro ready lo submit ft rarlolr of designs. Lethbridge Monumental Worki Street, Sculh, R. Httttt. NORTH LETHBRIDGE BAKERY Phone 1307 All Orders Delivered G.W.V.A. Under the Direction of Corp. J. G. Thompson MAJESTIC THEATRE SUNDAY EVENING Doors Open 8-45 Concert at 9.00 Ts'o children under 16 nllowcil lo IJD seated until adulls are ac- commodated. SILVER COLLECTION DUTCH CREDIT FOR FRANCE: TI1K IIA u doll f CTK, Xov. L u dolled n rpsulu-1 rant In i; for Only in iho last 12 cjr ive women entered the Lu.-iu auadu I1! ytard ago. Now It id al- iost as comniuii for sirls :uiil icn to work ilicre us it in tlm ountry- O v c- ff TWENTY DEAD BODIES FROM AMSTERDAM MINE AMSTERDAM, Ohio. Nov. l. Twenly tlcad bodies liavu lictn recovered from ihe V. and O. nimc at Amlserdani. H is believed Ihesc include all Uiat were in the mine. iiumberi ol ibt Hoy and Girl t'onrercnce loam will have The schedule as at preseut arriiieoJ is follows: Rev. K. R. iMtl.caa: aftornoan. Ilig llrolhcrs, llev. i K. Galloway; evening, Capi. T. II. i Wesley church Morning, Older (Jirls' flaps, M'ss UariEon; 'Jtev. CiHlloway. United Miss Daw- ,son; evening. Itev. K. II. I'.cv. K, Gcllo- wav. CJirialiau Capl. T. If. HiUcliinsun. Christian Men's p.m., Itcv. K.'R. Mcl.oan. 1 Offer To all students or ei-sludonts who can typewrite accur- ately at Iho rate of CO words por minute. No entry fee Cor competition Sue us fur full coudiiiqas ur [ibuiic Garbntt Susiness College BUY VICTORY .BONDS v ON SALE AT YOUR GROCERY STORE Have you placed your order for ice cream for that dinner you are giving CRYSTAL DAIRY Limited BUY VICTORY BONDS Grand Masked Ball K. of P. HALL Tues. Eve< Nov. 4 PRIZES FOR BEST SUSTAINED LADY CHARACTER AND BEST GENTLEMAN CHARACTER. MUSIC BY CANNONEER'S JAZZ BAND WALKER 4 HOLBERTON Don't Wait until the Pipes Burst! The progressive man is the one do today. He knows what his program is for tomorrow, In your home, as well as your business, it is just as important to know the conditions. For example, do not delay in having your plumbing and heating needs laken care of properly. Let us send our men now to make (he necessary repairs and suggest im- provements, where necessary. You will find that a small expense now may save you a great deal of time, money and discomfiture later. WALKER 516 FOURTH AYE. S. HOLBERTON PHONE 521 ;