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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PATtE foutiteex (Dvernment annuities in i. mm socialism would work mitomiitk-allj'-eacli, ap- plii-aiU iiroUuoing his siinulty ."pass- ......______........_.....____ book, and liie one with the greatpv | jnco tor at least six months. THE LETllBRIDGE DAILY lOSRALb c(I dr(vl;1eV7?;uifnl by a dc-! be used in Ihe purihaso of-Iftiid, mines, rails or ahy.tliAis you wlMi^otOinationalize, and ilu^t} asain asV;.soi>nl ns the government gets control,, ppon all situations in the same way.'.,td ^the. per- �i^arf^ont of the Post Oflicc. like liic Bavliigs Bank at the present time: taki'pg the immediate iinnuity scale �nd reduce the price to one dollar or less,-according to age. givins interest U th'e rate of one mill per week (this irou'Svlil note reverses the pitesent or-ler of fixing the deposit not l�ss than hoo, and varjing the interest according to age. to a Hj;ed interest of one ,k\ili;per week and varying the price! Sf ptirchasR). i suggest the price be' �ne jloUa-r umil the age of twenty, after .^lifch tiro prtce should be redjic�d jiy One cent tor each year. Thi.s is iiot ttjilte actuarially correct but it is leat-Jy so-the interest varying from ustjioVpr five .per cent to abo.utttiir' een^'er cent in the case of a person tt Spl. JIale or female should all bv ne j>rice~al preseiit, the.'ladies are kh;y'ged .higher rates but 1 Vould give >heiD. the slight extra benelit and fiakij ihetn 'etjual wltii the males. By lese annuities you''open the wa.v for 111 capftali.sts to put what money they Konid'like into the Community-funds; iiiie-in other words, the child will iKivo earned his old age pension. The \vliole must be left to accuituilate tUl it amounts to the two dollars weekly, so that any one wishing to draw a pension before 70 has only to contribute a little cash in their younger day^ and liednce the age. On t)ie other) ties. At present the Capitalist con-irols everything and appoints whom lit> likes, to the hest and most remunerative posts.'and at first it would be somewhat similar under the scheme, but with this difl'erence; he would have to hand over his capital and so benefit the 8tate. In the second place-the person ] &th-Tho ImperiiU vote: Ago 30- passed Grade VIII. and possessed of 20O? annuicleii, ^J%sidenl in tho Qomlii-iou tor one yeaf, nad if Alien^ ra^st ho naturalized, ^ * By this means, everyone woiild lie educated in bis citizen's duties and the older and more,experienced w;ould have the -c6iitr6!^:,ot'lhe more iiiDjJbit:,' iaittipart of tliei}:rjmp(ji-ial busihe|it|l-;'j^-eiy; voter ISi-ertigihiB-as-momb,er of uiiy C6tmcU>!or. Parliament for which ho is entitled 16 vote. All members ofi'Councils, etc., should be pald.,for their services by addlns; a number of annuities to thoir book. It is not iateuded thai the whole of this scheme is to go inio operation at once. The only essential point is tho establishment of small Covernment Immediate annuities, so small as to be .. within the reach of evi'iyoue. The hand, if they prefer a larger pension ^ must be qualified, for instancp; a [smaller the bette^', as tlie steps up they can leave it to accumulate still ' large shareholder in a Katlwny Com-! will be easier. This is wiuit I am ad-moa-e. iufact, to any amount they rs-! pany wants to jiut his son on the | vocnting as the founiliiiion. all the quire. , ' ! staff as manager in some capacity. rest is supei-.'-'trticturc ;ui- ways ials. w'^liie the girls wou\d receive ; retain his capital, but under tlio i in which these anmiitii'f; can be Used them for .efficiency ill.First Aid.'2>.'ijrs-1 scheme, he has to give up bis capital f fur the advancemiMii cf i^ocialism. ing^ or "tor-any service to thts C'ljm-i for the iturchase of annuities (or his ; Government annuities -.v.-r a business miiniiy. - Eve_ry woman who introduces ' son in sufficient numbers to obtain his a healthy child into the wotld'is iio-ing her ^l�ty'X^)'the State-tK-^reioi-e a number of Hriiis-sa.v 20-.should n wiih;.a-l8 family .would have the laijger pension, altliough the Spinster or one with no famUy, woultl'Ve ibore able to save and ipur'chase on their own account. proposition and oiii.v iv;iiii aiijiisting end. that is. he has surrendered his ! to the- smaller amounts which should capital to the State and still be is not ' cost a trifle more in proportion, as be! sure of tlie i)lace tor hi;:^ son; First. : tlie Accountants work would /be in-added so that tlie woman wiih.-.a-large 1 the question of qualification is in the j creased. All annuities purchased by wa.v. and Secondly, although be may j the individual would bo so much vol-be qualilietV. sotue ofiber Capitalist may have bought more for someone he (wishes to get the post, and this com- , ''Tliovfep'prt of the sanltarji?,. fOhiffitVoiith of Septeinhfer stiS...... V i?i^m)se^ placed lu quarantine, Diph-therla. 1; .Scarlet Fever 2, lotiu 3. Preini^ds 'releasetl from qttarantine, 6. Premises remninine lii tiurtranttne, Scarlet Fovor, 2; Premises placed In jnodifiqd quarantine, Measles, 1. Preml-^es released from Modified quarantine, 1. Promises remaining in jmbdified quarantine, Typhoid 1. Premises disinfected, 11. Samples of water e.xamined. 12. Samples of milk examined. S. Small dtiiries "inspected, 4. Dairy Farms inspected, 6. Results of milk tests for butter fat show: Kinsey. 0.2; Bishon. 4.4; Wright. 4.4; Waft. 4.0; Crystal Dairy, .'!.!>; Felger Dairy. 3.4; Butterwlck, 3.4. There were 02 Isolation hospital da.vs. Tlie lO.vpenditure tor Isolation hospital purposes was SISO.RO. The expenditure of the Board of flealtli for August was ?27S.25. To save overlapping, the govern- liere is r.o compuL-don but each cau j raenit should pay all pensions through [lut in what he likQj=. wiien he likses- fancy T hear the remark, �and that-' ^ill be very littler" ibis lo a certain >xtent will be right at first, but as we >roceed you will see more hope of get-ing Capital, and all Capital received or tlie purcliase of annuities shoniid )e 'invested in land, rails, miiies. louses or any other remurteratlve in-restment at market price, no that the fetate shall gradually take over all private property. ! Xow. individuals do not like making II start at a iiew thing so 1 propose to start every child born in Canada, by riving thefli their first pension or an-luity from birth and to this I would idd a second upon registration of )irth; and a third for vaccinatdon- bat is. I would re\�ird for doing these bings instead of pfmiahing for neglect is at present. Neit. when tlie cliild ittends school, he or she. should re-t-eive one unit for every grade passed arid also for a abilities, some being ineupacitated at a much earlier age than others; Uierejtore. "it is much belter to leave it to the individual to . decide for himself when and how much i he will have to live upon. Bveit the Spendthrift has times in I his life when he makes up his ml.nd ; to strive and starts off with good ih-tont, but temptation comes along and tho little he has saved is gone; but in a scheme of this kind, once be has In-Vested his money, it is safe for life. Take away the dread of jjoverty in old age and more Iban half the misery of life will be gone. ARTHUR X. FILMKR. NO BRUSH VARNISH Just tho thing to renovate that piece of furniture, eosily applied. Regular $l.S5. Saturday Night .... 50c COCOA MATS Six only, good heavy quality,"-size ITx.ll. Heeuhu' 00c, Saturday .\fgiit ......... 60c '.'����.--,'.V:'mM. : SATunn.w, October 12,1918 ...ji.-.JI;;v:i'.?U.,-.IU,-'lJ.. ^ � � Resolutions passed by the municipalities convention roquosted the gov-ornm.ent to allow, police to scajoli motor vehicles for, liquor, without a Boardh warrant; for fairer division of llcetia.e fees and police court fines be-!".' twoo^'the municipalities and the^proV- vice and danger passed. Having the i the different members of the Union. scheone in working order, let us turn it to use for Socialism: In the first place; the Government has Ihe Post Office already but it is more or less by favor that one can get a; place on the staff, even if it is only a postman required. The post-mastea- makes the selection, and he can often put in his own choice or oblige a friend by selecting a certain individual. This is not fair. Un*er Soolalism, everyone who is qualified tor a posfman has the right to apply and having saiasfieil the examiner anil passed the tests required, the selection that is. a beginner so much, and each stc;) up. so much, increasing according to qualification so that all branches are included: eat.-i> Union liaving fixed a scale for its o-,vn mprab"]-s at a meeting o' the ditiorent Union officials with the members of the Government, then draw up a scale between different l-aioiis and workers of all snrt.s and rtecid? if one-say the Carpenters-are worth so mucli: ji'hat is a Postman. Kn.i^ineer. Laborer. City r : . : /: mi^iDS Am PASTES FOft BIACK WHITErrA^^;park BROWN OR QX:Bt60D SHOES SUl-EV COBPORATlOWS.Lip. MAWHJOM.0WTn bed of M�nv a'Belgfaui'mother could 'ify-have .tne�e worck engraved on '�-''her child's {travflstone-"Died of Starvation^ � ' Perhaps the'child has wasted awa^wi^i'Consumption, or has.been twisted into a nKJick'eiy of happy tWldhood'by.Rickets/but Starvation is.atiheToot of the tragedy. ,. What>Ue can he expecSed for,* growing child whose daily ration is the bowl of spup'and two pieces � of bread provided by the United :States loans to the Belgian Government? ..^ . 7 The only hope for the desdtute:-Peter ^St.;' Montreal. Clerk. Doctor, etc.. worth, and having fixed this in conference, the scale fixed by the Unions shall be increased or decreased as the case may be. to put all on an equality, according to the nature of the employment and the amount of training required. Trades Unions make a fast line and only permit the members tcf work at one trade, while Socialism should allow everyone to take any trade or .position for which they are qualified, so that labor of ail kinds can be transferred from a congested employment to any other requiring more help. The remuneration for everyone having'been fixed, it should remain in force for at least j a year, and at the end of that time it would be found that some trades were over-staffed while others were under | the mark. Th? reason probably being that the remuneration was greater ^than It ought to be, taking into consideration the time required to qualify, or that the duties to be performed were light and pleasant while on'the other hand you might have no one to take a job because it la so unpleasant; yoii -would then adjust the balance by raising or lowering the wages during the next year until you get a fairly steady stream of-workers for all employments; there being no necessity for any strike as each year the different trades would have the opportunity for adju.stment. At the end of each financial year, the surplus profits would gff into the Common fund to be used as thought best. At first It should be used mostly to acquire pri-rate property, but. afterwards it could be divided between Capital and Labor-that is, if a good surplus is in hand, a number of units should be added to every member df the com-mutiity according to age, the older members receiving most, while labor would get a raise of so much per cent all round. In this way there would be very little to quarrPl about as, if Capital gets more, everyone has a share in the benefit, and if Labor gets more immediately, by a raise in wages; he gets less as an annuity at the end. It is simply a question of immediate or deferred pay. Then comes the question' of.the vote, I would divide the voters iilto five stages or classes, viz., the . family, parfsh, district provincial and imperial. Ist-The Family vote: 1 -woiild here modify my previous proposition of the man with the largest ?;umber of annuities getting any job and instead, allow the man to produce ^his wife's book, and al^o the childreus' boolfs tip to the age of 18, and a!so the book of any adopted child or pe.son depend-j ant upon the father; and adding all together, give Ihe job to the one with l,he greater number, thus glvine the man with many dependants, a better chance against a bachelor or man with a small family, in this way you not only encourage the children to attend sclvpol and pass their grades but It is hJ.so the direct interest of the parents to encourage the children to study and be regular viii attendance. 2nd-The Parish vote; As soon as the child reaches the age of \i and loses his or her family vote, they should be entitled to the vote for the Parish or smallest Community (;oun->:11, and so begin their education In cttiaensbip. This would apply to ev-erj- ijidlvldual not mentally deficient 'or illiterate. 3rd-The District vote including School Board: As the v'oter reaches the age of 21, he should be entitled to the District vote, if he has passVi a higher standard-say Grade V, and in possessed .'Of a definite number of annuities-say 50? 4th--The ProviacteJ.Tote is tbo next Klep. On reacli'n-i::,;; aee of 25-jjaM- Get Your Teeth in Shape for Winter WHERE there is a tendency' toward tooth decay or where the tooth has started to decay, the winter months Invariably spell trouble for persons so unfortunate. To withstand the cold, |-igor-ous winter weather the system should be well noitrished and built up. Evejy weak spot in it is subject to attack by a multitude of diseases, some mild, others deadly. Toothache and neuralgia are more frequent in cold weather. You protect your house against the cold blasts of winter. .Protect your health also and put its guardians, yoiir teeth, in good shape. Lay aside your 'fear of a dental  operation and come to our offi--^�^�^ Grama^ones One Concert",Gramaj)hone, cabinet style, mahogany ffn-ish, universal toneiarm, tone mod if i^r, plays ^aft/ in akcj?: idt record. Saturday A ill A Nigiif .-.:.e'h^ff:.^r50^0a One Ernplre^ Gramapho/ie, table stylo, fumed oak finish, equipped with double spring motor, universal tone arm, speed regula,toi:,, tone modifier, to play any 'make'':of- S:?-''50.i()0 One Empire. Gramaplione,. a little smaller than the above, has universal tone arm, speed regulator. Sat- S............35.00 "While flrrao In every other line of business, as ]^ell aa ninny other BiislneSS Colleges, have beon' contlntlaliy advancing their prices,' aiid wbllp our operating e