Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta
The 1-lcr.ld's Page of Live Local News Ube Xetbbrfoge Stalls Tfoevalo All The Local News Where You Expect It FRIDAY, NOVKMBICR 14, 1919 LETHUniDGE, AU3K1YTA. SEVEN Ease With Which Agitators Sway Rank And File of Miners Is One Big Cause of Instability of Coal Mining in Alberta Officers Bfing Klccfed For Only One Year Little Chance to Make liood Declares Com- missioner Fight 0. R U. Shows How Affect tlie industry Here Closed Friday l-'orenoon. dy ou the eland and give dentc as lo condition ot the city scales. He admitted UinL Ihe were out o[ order sod stated thai weighing wag scales were stopped until right. Ho There was a good deal of frank ipasklng at the sittings of Ihe coal which concluded on Fri- day morning, to meet In Calgary on Monday. Mr. I.anghrau of Iho com- mission, u'ho nils as tho reprofenla- tlvea of Ibo miners oi District IB of the at A., Ibe present eyflem of officers conducive lo unrest and discontent. He Trent so far aa lo say Hut no re- intii Tvould wleli lo lie sc official ot the dislrjci Ibo proi- nnl mothod of cloclVou. but later quali- fied this by fisylns "no man." contended thai the present .system whereby raon were sleeted for cue year only was fill It took all ihal lime (o acquainted with conditions ihrou out Ihc district, in the position of Ihe antl In the meantime tho unsuccessful candidalps for (he office did all they could blaclibEli the holder in Hi'j ihat thts would inak'i Cor success (or them the next re-olecllon. tlic order to and fhit weather conditions were Fpocelble Tor tho icalea not running trae. He wa5 also of the opinion that ice n year cot enough (or teal- Q.'B. U. Split A. Bryant, of Commerce, represent-' IDC the miners of Ibe Chinook mines, continued his evidence. In reply to a qutillon aa to the split In the min- canps between Ihc O.B.U. and the International, he said it wna occa- sioned bocftuM any leader or agiutor could set i following whether he na right or wroat. Mr. it Ihe olher he doea the thinking. Mr. goes lo bear out that Ihe mea do not do the think- ing (or themselrci. in regard to tbo split between tde O.B.U- and International, to bear oul bis point as to the men being led avay, Mr. Dry a a I stated in one local Lho men voted with the In- ternational, itro weeks alter the same men voted wjth foe O.D.TL, again, three weehB adcr, they voted for the Intornatlonftl. Guide In Chinook Mines The question ol guide posts in the Chinook mines was gone into. In re- gard lo this, Moses Johnston, local in Epeclor ol mines, sala that (here notices init lhat lliu men sboulil others felt ihnt they (j show thai they hail doiie something anil 30 had 1.35 K dozta tut not enough aufonio- lEea can be eupplkd to htep pace itli the demand, ahowing that Is plenty ol money In the coutitry. Tho "puba" ara opeii only from J2 to and arc usually eoM out before clor- lug time. Meat rery rcarcu while dealers tre havlag a hard time to dlepoio ot their product caving to not travel on the haulage when he.ula.Rc was going on. The he snid, were always In for to pander to tho varioiu organizations men lo travel.- All tue men who work- ed in Ihe mine were familiar with tho to. taking whtit t-oasidered griev- ances BUI! la making rash p Farce travelling roads, and iu the cf j strangers [hey wcrf always taken by In rcfercncct lo the appolrlmeut oIHclals or by their uartuers tncl officers, Mr. Ijujhran saiil.luat tha made (iiinlliar with the roads. In (o 'ihc'point In of the uollues the men syslfini wboreby men held offEuc for more than one year was Ihe best. In ibis connection he insiaiiccil the guiding posts, Mr. Brvant said that live" years of olfice held by, Frank] ho had not worked In ino mines here- Shefrnan'snd the three 07 fo-.ir years in the mines In South Wales tlicre held by BUI Powell. The volins lor officers, according to Mr. Ijausnrsn. was not aj it should be; meti.v oi thti men voted Simply bcfiusb (hey had was no difficulty in finding flhpnt. Plan of Mine Mr. Stirling drew attention to ors lo mafcc thcnuelves fam- iliar ivllh Ihc iinJerground roads. To lo, as there was Iho fine nf in- fatl thai in the Mines Act Iherc shoulil fllctcd thej" tailed Lo do so. A. I fte a p'ai1 every mine the inln- man, RagtoTlcb, for Instance, would come In and looking at the ballot paiier Trould say "Ma no saves" and would REk anotlier to mark for him. In Ihis way. Ihe od'icers "he elected by about -D men. lie Llrr.scH had at these marked no Ihau one hundred this >lr. JoJmsou said that tliero was bucl'-plan In thu Chinook cilne, JL ressrd ly the plan ul the i and lo thu notices, Mr. nryaat that the men verc more particular in reading; Iho notices put tlie Jocul tbnu In consulting the pbn and noting i the olher In regard to the roads. I Inspectors' Visile ID rrplj- to Ibe alatcinpnt made Ja rrgard lo the resolution of the Com-' e loi-al (LskCng that the men ap- wlntcd mine. InspectnrB should ]iot lotify the company of their visits. Mr. Johnson said Ihal ia visiting tnc mines IB had carefully carried out Mr. Ktir- Instructions in not notifying the company when visiting the inlnofi. All did was to notify tho pit boss about inInutc-3 be-fore ho started out thai coming so AS to fsvc time ID finding the pit, boas. Ho surpassed. Call iu and be convinced. ROTHWELL KNOWLDEN 5114TH AYE. SOUTH. SUCCESSORS TO F. MILES. PHONE 1717. Tests Prove Mine Scales Right, City Scales Wrong A' ot coal commlislcir, Mr. Li v] 11 np, BupcrlntsMcnl of tha Gait mines. made a statement In regard to 1bo TTelgh scales of the mlnos In refutation ot TVbat was said, on dAy, ty ?f r. Murphy a? ibe cca1 being Ebort-Tvelghled. lie look iho throuVle, on Thursday morning, lo test his scalta and also the citv scale? as lie coiftlJeTt-d iDat the Imputation made Iu regard Lo tlio shortaga ol weights iu iho neigh scales ol tbs Gait mines was a very serious one. SHEEP Tha following telegram has been received from a Montana Elieep com- pany "jj1 the DoarU of Trade: ere Informed thet rou are rep reseuting eheep Interest in your local Hy regarding sals ot TVo cm use twenty thousand white-facet] ewe? and. eive lambs provided price is right and sheep are In good condition, all details and where and ivheu can be been." CLUB CAFE We Serve the 35c Meal In tho City. Quick Scrrio. Our Colfeo aad Frencli Pastry is DHlerent. BUY VICTORY BONOS ILK! 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