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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBERTA WOMEN AND ALBERTA LAWS MRS. McKINNEY -WILL WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS OR DIS- CUSSION ALONG THESE LINES. ADDRESS HER IN CARE OF THE HERALD. MORE QUESTIONS ASKED BY MEN "I wish to suggest to the ssiil ihe "positive "that her whole talk to us tonight is built neon 3 premise that .some of us nt Its'.st will not accept, and as this founda- tion is not correct, the whole 3rpu- inent is wrong, and misiwiiup. The speaker takes it Sa'r granted that the wife earns half of the entire estate, 3 situation which I would bo far from admitting. Tlie husband is ItiK earn- er, tho wife earns nothing, is not a producer at all. but is supported by the earnings o! the hiisbaud." "Muy I ask the, tha speaker questioned, he thinks tho wife In-addition to ialwring more hours, a-day ..thin the husband, In addllioa ;to .bearing and rearing 1 his should pay board; or I Tdoes the. gentleman think lhat she earns her board and keep? Would he go as far as r the 'can replied rath- er tartly, "sic earns much .riiore than that. I never nwde any such insinua- I lion. Why every husband gives his 1 wife much liiore thau that. 1 insist is too much to use as a real state- ment oi actual facts. A case was late- ly tried iu Saskatoon where a man found a place- for.his -wife in th'j home oi his soli, Although the wile saiii That she could find a Place for herself where she would receive because such laws are iouuded upon justice. "The first plan may succeed iu holding many a poor wife in a house that has Ions to Ue a home; in bringing iuto the aiany children via will be ona'rr.ore bond which holds, the mother to a lite lhat is thau death. Such cases not to raro as you may think, and the tomes B'ro'fQw indeed that are so ireo from friction that they could not be made better places for tho rearing o( children if justice took the placo of necessity. "iSow I am not saylug that men aro brutes and women are angels. Kar from it. I would just as Here try to live under the power of a man as under that of a woman. Human na- ture is much, the saiuo irrespective of the world over. I just woniter many men would bo willing to THE LETHBtflPGE DAILY HERALD T3 0 FRIDAY, OCTOBER-8, hrnv niaiiv men uuiu uu wmius. not be nearly so nwli of m3_rl. 6weet young thing they a servant, yet the Judge iK-clded iaws a'nd customs n-su- latinK marriage and. property, were that most men their wives." 'You are are geni'roua with ___ ___ _ the th3 shaker persisted. "As 1 under- stand it we have not tonight been djs- cussing the amount the husbands give their wives; their generosity or their is not the Question. Tho point upon'which my friend took 'issue "was tha amount 'the wife earns W 11 you iileaso stick to the at "hand. Will you please slate how much more than her" Ijoartl the meaning ot the law. fort that a man. must according lo law sive his 'wife, would bo a joke if it were'not a 1 WaVes Wife "But the nereisted the first syoko oi the-wito nsceivins .wages. Do you want to commercialize "1 will say no to both questions, i do not desiro to coiuiaeiriallze mar- riage, arid 1 do earnestly desiro that we shall cease to do so, also cease to Commercialize the wife: shall cease to exploit her for her hus- band's gain. 1 do not desiro that tho wito shall receive wages. There again you -would he making the Interests of the husband and wife divergent. 1 do desire .that our province and pur Dominion cease injustice and establtslj-jusllce. "We know that tte sanctity of the home is of utmost imporlance: p.nd Uist no matter in what olher points exactly reversed. Metblcks it would uot be so difficult then -to under- stand Injustice makes trouble iu the home. It seems that the instinct of wife hood and motherhood is fa strong in weinun. that they will marry and bear children in tho face of terrible odds. Tho ineu who have laws have uot been Blow to inako capital-lit this fact. No Mothers' Union "The problems of lal-or. of invested interests, of manufacturers and the tariff; ail of Ihesa questions are handled with and In EOIUO cases very, very fine kid gloves, for reprisals would bo the result if the handling wero not sufficiently careful Hut iu legislating for women, for wives and mothers, such considers tion has been considered uuneccs sary. "In all this world of unrest, is there one otiur body of (oilers who seek 3 we are stroug, if our homes Ere !iotU0 reprisals? Father may strike In n't in Wai- Long Enoutjh To Appreciate Larger Vision Ocl. mier Lloyd George, in a political speech here this afternoon, declared that "the conflict of parties in Ameri- ca has led to thn result that they have uot yet signed a treaty of with Germany." He asserted thai if there had been aiconflict like that In Great Britain the latter would have hid no peace and there would have beeu no treaiy. "There ore some who criticize the treaty of ihe premier do dared. "It WES better than that a state oi war'.should be going ou- for years and nothing doue." Mr. Lloyd George added that there were some people who imagined thai, to ignore the disagreeable facts, was proof of exalted principles. Every beliiserehl country oscep the Dulled States, said the premier had been compelled to form a CQilition government in order to get the Now look over these question: again, and see how many o! them are.really Cy Perkins argument agaiu only expressed iu different words "Well, it maybe justice, but I'll be --------cd, if Tra goiug to give it to 'em anyway." as they should be.we are the weak- est of. the'vreak. Tbo h'omo is built by tie combined efforts of the hus- band and -wife. When they work in harmony, When they do not, no 'matter if they do stay togeth and keep -von consider would an just cr; the home Is but four walls and for tiic services of a wife? It is jlifli cult to believe lhat you were really sincere in your objection if you are to follow your own argu- ment to Us logical conclusion. Tou object to, tho, amount that 1 think tho earns. Yon admit lhnt she eariis more' than her board ami With tho ts-o poinis determined, the amount she really "does earn'should be easy to decide. PleDse be explic- never figured it out. That is a point lor every man to decide'for Umself. I do not believe wo should tno law, into family .relnllon- Husband's Whtm, Wife's Law 'tasked you not to beg the ques- tion the speaker insisted, ''and you liave'done so lo assure ma that the not a fit place for the nurturing of a little child. Unity of the Home "The unity of the home should be the first consideration in every state. There are just two -plans doing this. One. Is to give entire control to one of life homo '-builders, -and then seek to. prevent, ills, iisrig his power to wrong" ihe rest of the family, and at the same it difficult qr impossible'for the other party to leave tlie'.home, EO'that, she will slay plan.' other, is to make the interests oi hoth hound up in each other, the-selfish man or woman, iii "seeking his'own good must seek that of 'the other also. To make tho laws so that the two must ot ne- connectiou .with others of the same craft, but mother still remains at her post. Myn.may refuse to do this or that under certain es, hut -women have brought children into marrlfd and the world in the face of every indignity which our laws may.heap upon her, and iu the face, too, ot countless object lessons which are largely tlia result of such laws. Our law makers, and our nation at large, has counted on their doing so. If women wp'ulu liot, -the laws would liave been made otherwise.1 "But "are we not a bit too fast? Women are but is as large a proportion'of all women marryinB or willing to, marry as fonnerlyS'We have but to look nbput us lo "see that they arc not. Tlioy are wife'1 is 01 should be, 'without the work "together, must f.-uiisuU protection of the law. In other words 'other; in. short use the same the protection of the law is for every eiuigrant who seeks pur shores, .for ____ Hotsara and jetsam of. clTilha- tion or barbarism, except for'the; wife wid mother. Her only law is-her hus- bands wliim, you say the law should not be brought into the family iela- Uou ship 1'am seeking to iake awsy come of the Iniquitous. which are ilready dividing the Tioirie. Now I am proposing to keep'right on.this track until I get an idea from this gentleman as to bow much a wife earns, and every time he dodges trie-issue 1 shall -wait until'lie returns and the attack. Dp you think the wife earns as much as she would doJng exactly, the Tor some o_ne cther'than her" hiis band' is self the-Hues tioner replied, not Very graciously, 'Good, now we have some point from which to proceed. How much do jou think a woman laboring, s'ny 14 or IS hours a day could.command in the open'market, when the S-hour da-v is cu'tomary? That iijould be just about' twoi days .work every: day. Would per month be too not, but she would have I no home and no one to care for'her as, her husband said tho quos- tione'r uncertainly. Agsm you are evading the issue. I Itnow of no reason why her 1ms- band should not care for her even if he Is just to her, in fact I have ob- served thht those-who are just, us- uall) care more lor their wives than who are not. if you are sug- i gosling that the wife-should labor nil tliose for 'the affection she f rocelve's at. the hands of her hus- many women ;would pre- Vfcr being paid In a different kind of com than lhat which she receives. Yon can hardly tell me either that a TvpmSn who tarns a year pvnf and'ilbove her board can hot have.a home of her own. She has earned her b.usbnfsd'8 home over and over again. But this is the point upon which I do insist, if the wife does nol earn half then decide she docs esfn If ''ne is not a pnrtner, then she is a servant. If a partner, she should lier part. If a servant, she shouH have wafjes. I presume that If tjiey hnd lo give their wages they would rocclvo for the same service elsewhere, would j welcome a partnership Instead. ?KOi) per year, or a much smaller nuin, laid hy every year during marriage would bo a much larger sum Irian that represented by ''the husband's estate. That Fallacy of Support Again 'But you forget that Ihe husband 'is responsible for the support of the wife nnd that lie also and he alone 'i i3 responsible for the support of Ihe children.'That Is the rcuaon that it Is bul Justice that he. lie given the 1 another individual offered. 'You arc llio siieakcr informed liiin, "At our last session of the -legislature an Act was paused making tho property of the mother I equally liable for the support of the children with Unit of tho father. Uo- i liles, according .to the criminal cone.', Ihe mother has always been oiiuaily liable If by neglect the cWiri- ran suffer. You ..cannot spring that reason for father having all tho I: property. "As to -the husband's Il.iWMIy for Ihe support of the .wife, that fallacy U u jiarefy.'jiorcniiial. If you. will lisa tlin term: "must, jjivo H to- f.-ard' licr. tTio torni would >K more neatly correct, oven tiiat in the face'pt.everything. That is.'one.economically Independent it Uiey do not marry; if marry they are not. Either five must take economic Independence from the maid or give it to her married sister if we do nnl wish this condition to become still more serious. "It is only because so many men are bolter thau their laws, and would scorn to take advantage of the op portunities offered in them, that ivo still have marriagcs.'Why then nol hold ail men up to. the slaiida'nls o good men." cpminou sense, as has been used in framing our .Partners and Companies Acts, which "enable men in hamlet and town, to work together, (on of all parlies togsther ,to save PARIS he nation. The (Jailed Stales was ot so much-Involved the vur os lo countries of Kurope, ho pointed ill.. It CKUIO iu late and then put ortlj'colossal efforts, Us -asslsuuco cruclabl'e and determinant, tiut t did not havo tho time to make the amn sacrifices as the other bellieer- nt countries. The sacrifices ot war n tho United Slates were heavy, but not comparable to those of Kuropo. FRANK OLIVER TALKS. SENSE CALGARY. Ocl. not let the, subscriber or tho advertiser bluff-you j hat you aro not renJerius service (or. the money you was the con-i eluding advlco of the "Hon. FranSi Oliver, in a pithy little address deliv-j ored on Friday morning to t'ue newspapermen of Alberta, assembled in convention nl the I'alllser Hotel. ETo impressed 'upon bis listeners that it they gave away something for noth- ing that was the value the other man would set upon II. During the morn- ing, session-the Saskatchewan rale card was discussed, and upon motion of W. J. Huntingford, of Wainwrlght, It was decided not to adopt tho Sas- katchewan rates as not being applic- able to Alberta, and the "rato card committee will brlns In a report on this for adoption.1 At tbo election of officers, J. H. Woods of the Calgary Herald, was elected president for the ensuinf year, and John McKenzIe ot tho. SIrathniora Standard; secretary- treasurer. VIVAUDOUK QUESTION BOX Mrs. c-anrrS sel he homestead without your .consent hnt Is wilnout your signing wit him..If lie: moves-Into town, renting properly Ihere, ho still cannot sell t unless you sign :m'agreement to vour residence being changed, if you should sign such then le could sell it without your signing :he transfer. A Chicago man refused an offer ot] for a silver dollar dated 1S04. i :-i- Us: Mnvls tile after mtniag It will relieve that burning wuatren cuuej by the stroke of Mrris wotlung... It !s popular. Dtllihtful to use, most men con- sider it a refreshing ctHOtial. Buy a can today convinced of Us unusual .qualities.. v At all good druggists aad toilet counteim I r o si sfib I Q I 322 5TH ST. S. LETHBRIDGE PHONE1444 MacLeod Bros. THE GREAT CLOTHIERS OF THE GREAT WEST VALUES! VALIJES! NEVER FORGET It is to OUR interest to make your dollai1 go farther Here than'elsewhere. Be- low are a items of our big stock upon which 'we' cai) ?aye ypti money by purchasing hei'e. j Announcing New Prices of STUDEBAKER CARS To Go Into Effect at Onice Models. ''New Prices. LIQHT-J3IX Touring...............'... S2300 SPECIAL-SIX Touring 2800 SPECIAL-SIX Two- Passenger 2800 SPECIAL-SIX Four- PcUjsenger Roadster................. 2300 BIG-SIX Touring 8850 All prices F.O.B. Lethbritfoe, Alta. Old Prices. 2925 3550 MEN'S SUITS We a suit to suit you. From to Spcolsl Values ijOYS1' SUITS Ages 2 to Ages'6 to .310.50 to Special Values MEN'S FALL A good chance to get a good Coat at a snap.- Some worth J25.00 WHILE THEY LAST Some worth MEN'S OVERCOATS Kvery coat is a bargain. Special Values BOYS' OVERCOATS to Big boys.......___ to Special ValuEc Men's Warm and woolly. Jerseys......-. to to Sweater Coats. to MEN'S -WOOLLEN. CpMBWATIONS ular 'V; .Just Ihe thing for school. Jerseys........ .to ,W'.M> Sweater Coats. to THESE NEW PRICES MAKE STUDE- BAKER CARS EVEN GREATER VALUES The new Light Six will be shown for the first time tomor- row. Do not fail to see this wonderful car. Graham Motor Co., 412 6TH ST. SOUTH Men's Underwear Penman's fleece Penman's fleece lined.....54.50 Tlfler Brsnd Wool, heavy. Natural Llama Wool, heavy.... ......................38.00 Stanfields, fine weights ?S.50to StanfielJ's heavy, green label Stanfield's heavy, red label, MEN'S ALL-WOOL DORMIE SOCKS Saturday Special U Fleece lined, 2-1 Fleece lined, 3 to 0 to 1 f- Ribbed cott-on. Wool and 7Sc and "The store that satUfieg or cheerfully ;