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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta jiATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,1918 PAGE THREE THAT SON-IN-LAW OF PA'S By Wellington viLLE mv^-v^ Hfts volunS^eped HIS sipvices roR CBPRIC".5 RED CROSS Wfl^R WD yoUDeVlU-B �-jSHOH BUT HE NE^tipflH ^ H ASSISTANT- VyiU- youj CPA KIND dp.Vdu. SI^KoR.. WE hWA ^ jHE/^E ^ OHE OR,>NO TIMES, ASi1?aS BEEN VERA'N'E�2VbBS7;�ihlD l"-An --SOMAWHPfr AUTA DA PPAC- ^^TlSE. -1 VOU VJIU- ONW HAVE To l�AN A Legalized Vice Editor Horalil: It is considered in autlioritative cir-i}03 that the greatest problem ot tlie Igo is the suppression ot sexual vice ind llie rapidly, alarming spread d� ,'onoreal infection in our cities, com-Qunittes and nations from which we ire drawing our man power for the uccessful prosecution of the present rreat war. TliR degree of venereal infection found at the front, lias been alarming l\ the extreme, which has resulted in lie establishment of most drastic nousures by the military aiithorlties. in the first year of the war, one na-'.ion liiul more men disabled troin ven-iriial disease than from wounds and llsnbilitle:; ot warfare. Ono regiment ;lalion(id In a training camp sustained ;ii",itr,r casualties from venereal dis-lasc. than did another (recruited at -he .�:ime lime) in one of the mosi )lc>i)dy battles of the war. Careful liiiily tlmws that the majority of in-ei.-tioii came a.s a result ot cnmmcr-;iai!: uV the fundamental causes and u so doinj^ the writer is cognizant )f the f:ui that were a subject hand-c:l tcr. year.s ago as plain as it'is my )U!-iiose to speaU nn the subject i>t lajul, it would have been considered jnprintabie, and as a result of our ?ast treatment of "avoided subjects" KP- are reaping an awful harvest ot irild oats. The spirit of In-day demands that vital subjects be handled .Rfithout reserve. When a city commeroializes, legal-L7>^ep and licenses prostitution under p-jj3"ioIlcc'.protection, 'what can that city B::p^ct but that denizens of the under R-orid will Hock to it as a rendezvous It 'Which to centralize their crime, and �.hereby spread among the populace ^ gonoccial germs and venereal disoase In all its horrid forms. The segregated district has been "tried in the balance and found want Ing," even ,though it be under the atrictest medical inspection. In sup port ot thi-s statement permit me to auote from a recent bulletin issued by the U.S. Military authorities: "Medi cal inspection, a supposed benefit of segregation, is inevitably -tnadequate ooncealraent of venereal infection by prostitutes is possible in a large num aer of cases, and the pb.v.sician's di) portunity for diagnosis is limited. Further, there is temptation to issue false L'ertificates for a .substantial fee. Re-giirdless of a clean bill of health, th prost/ituta's condition Is no less dan-i?erous. For there is no way of inspect Ing the meu, and the prostitute may become a conveyor of disease germs Ihrough the first man after receiving a �health certiflcate." She may be a dis-aase carrier without infection. It is r. ajatter of comciuulty history that ivhon once the red light is smashed this line of evil strength is never again re-org,anized. Why? Because, aot aegreg^tiou, but constant an^ per-eisteritYepresslon has.proved the most effective method' ot lighting prostitution and its concomitant evils. Every member of a community is commissioned by a national as well as a civic responsibility to become an active fac tor in the elimination of the segregated district." Serious Handicap. Again quoting from the same bulle tin: "Commercialization Is a serious handicap without segregation. Segre: gation creates an Illegally preverted class. It benefits only, �fs a rule, the worst type of prostitutes who otherwise could not gain a livelihood by their trade, and unscrupulous property owners to whom it is a source of inflated rentals wrung from the market place for the barter of human bodies. Segregation Is the- enemy of health, morality, economic elliciency and good governmont; If facilitates the spread of'twd of the communlcabl?.diseases mpsit. dangerous to men, women and children-gDnorrhoea and syphll-*;*,** r* It undermines good goy;OTjin>etit, ;because the object of good, government is to make It easy fof-the oltjzon to do right and difficult for him to do wrong." \ Does Not Segregate. I maintain that segregation does not segregate, as the bulk ot prostitution is never confined to a,restricted district. If they'can help it What is knowij as "high class prostitution," (If uch a term were thinkable) is seldom found in a res'tricted district; still they carry on thoir clandestine merchandizing in conjiuerclal liloolts, ho-ftsls, Ipdging houses, tenement houso.i, etc., and why should she fear in a city that legalizes and license* crime, when the only thing Intervening between her and the law is a license to do bua-InosB. In our sister nation, this prob-^ lem has been taken so seriously that Newton D. Baker, Secretary, of V/ar, has isBiiod a letter to tho mayors cf cities, arid sheriffs ot counties'trlbu-j ^ tary to military camps, which reads: "The War Department will not tolerate the existence of any restricted district within an effective radius ot the camp. E^iperionca has proved that such districts in tlio vicinity of armed camps, no matter how conducted, are Inevitably attended by unhappy consequences. Tho only practical policy which presents itself in relation to this problem is in the policy of absolute repression, and I am confident that in taking this course the War Department has placed itself in line with the best thought and practice which modern police experience has developed. This policy, involves, of course, constant vigilance on the part ot the police, not only in eliminating regular houses of prostitution, but in chrfcking the more or less clandestine class that walks tho streets and is apt to frequent lodging houses and hotels." Our Ovvn City. Suppose wo turn the search-light upon our 8\\n he.autitul city. What do W(. find? By day, we find one of the nicest appearing little centers that graces this or any other prairie. But by night wp find an altogether different aspect, as i? evidenced by.the "all night honk of tlie taxi, not only down on the "Point", but throughout the residential districts as well. From a j standpoint of "underworld tolerance" we are known as a wide-open -town that legalizes and licenses prostitution, thereby advertising the traffic of human bodies on a par with other bu.'-:-iueas enterprises. This toleration alone I increases prostitution by creating a natural demand, and that the supply is provided is evidenced by the number of underworld denizens that par-;ide our streets and brazenly solicit business, thus presenting, a persistent lure to boya with taste for adventure, and men with unbridled passions. History tells us that it requires more than a thousand n'ew recruits a day to fill the ranks of a short lived prostitute and her patrons. Have ,you parents a son or daughter to spare? If not see to it that they are ^properly taught. Just remove the' silk glove that hitles the avoided subject ami tell it to your child without reserve, for it is far better that your boy or girl loam this sacred lesson from mother and father than to get his first impression from the lewd street corner goa sip. How much better is virtue based on knowledge, than innocence based on ignorance. IE we are going to keep apace with the general attitude of our sister cities and communities in a wholesale campaign against the abominable legalizing and licensing of crlraet together with the universal propaganda of elevating fallen man and woman from the depths of sin and shame, we will get together and organize a Health League, and thereby get into line with the cities who already have the work well ujider way and are realizing most gratifying results. "To begfll a reform," says a modern author, "go not to the rich and grand, but rather to those whose cups of happiness are empty." Arid this'is just where it should begin, with the unfortunates at the underworld who almost universally have the lamentable cry; "Why did not my mother tell me?" ' . What the vrorld most needs to-day is "Mother.'Lessons' to teach' our grow ing manhood and womanhood to live as, God intends they should live. There Is no time like to-day iu which to begin a campaign for the breaking down of the strongholds of sin and Iniquity, and while it is within our grasp, it Is incumbent upon each and every citizen ot this Commonwealth to concentrate his efforts to that end. � O. P. URSBNBACH, > : : > > ? � � :� -TEN WAYS TO KILL AN ? ? ASSOCIATION. ? C. ? : ? ? > .-Ward, at Bonuell's Livery, Lethbridge. 233-3 /f^lLCTI^'CALM � {rmOAU WORK. W.�. MeKcnKle ift Cn* PHOIM Wr 7ia Sr4 Av*. 8. THE ROY ELECTRIC Electrical Contracting of all kinds. Agents for the World Famous Deico Light Country wiring a specialty. 518 4th Avenue Box 334 Phone 735 FOR SALE-10-20 Titan engine, luggs and steering gear complete. In first class working order. Plowed less than 300 acres, also three-bottom P. & O. plow. R. M. Watson, Maybutt, P. O., Stirling Station. 229-6 FOR SALE-Entire buncl|| of pi-Ize-winning thoroughbred black Langshan chickens, consisting of 2 cocks, 7 hens, cockerels, 10 pullets, also good-sized chicken coops and runs. .A. V. Gibbons, 123S 5th Ave. A, South. 232-0 FOR SALE-Bred to lay, white and barred rocks, on% year old. A le-w leghorns. Also a few fine May hatoi.-, ed pullets and cockerels, David Ait-ken, River Bottom, near power house. 230-6 HAY! HAY! PATTERSON, ilToKINNON & BELL, Union Bank Chambers, offer best upland hay, excellent slough hay and wheat hay, baled, f.o.b. shipping point, car lots special prices. 220-6 AUCTIONEER Long experience In stock and farm < niaehlnery. Sales conducted in any part of Alberta. P.LAVALLEY COALDALE, ALBERTA For Date* and Rates Call THe Dowsley Land Agency, Lethbridge. Phone 1809 L A. H. Roosa Draylng and Baggage Transfer to All Parts of the City. Try Us. Charges Reasonabte. Baggage delivered^ day and night. Leave orders at Lethbridge Clothing Store 114 Fifth Street South. Res. Phone.....1869 Store Phone--- - 1450 { 320 Acres ADJOINING TOWN OF SKIFF $1,00 down, balance lialf crop. Best buy In district, CHAS. T. COUSINS SKIFF, ALTA. Tractor Repairs We apealallzs la rebortng.gas tractor cylinders, and^ tlttlnff oversize pistons and rings. rl We have In stock at present oversize pistons for all popular makes ot gas tractors. Ford Engines Rebored NIVEN BROS. 216 Ist Ave. S. Phone 1732 PHONE733 FOR THE O.K. REPAIR SHOP Shoes and Small Machinery 817 Third Ave. FARM LABOR THE PROVINCIAL DEPART. MENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS OPENED A BUREAU !N THE : , BOARD OF TRADE OFFICES jffrj LETHBRIDGE IJ)- To secure and distribute farm labor. Farmers wishing to secure help should apply Immediately to MR. J. A. WEIR, who has charge of this free service, PHONE 1603 Freelfi Elliott Sheet Metal Works pxpert Hot Air JFurnaeii I Work Phono 1713 830 eth Sft. 3,^ Lethbrldfl^, Alberta v ^ SPENCE'S AUTO LIVERY NIGHT TRAIN OK HOSPITAL CALLS, LETHBRIDGE HOTEL. C^SED CAf^ PHONE 1324 .2 Rehable Shoe Repaurs THE CITY BOOT AND SHOE REPAIR SHOP H. LANGLEY, Prop. 408 2nd Ave. S. Phone 1734 Next Fire Hall 1^ pdNT WARVEfTERAN WHEN YOtl HAVE A JOB TP liFlRER 1/ 'Please noNFjit, SecV Veterans' Club' Phon9 37Z CANADA FOOD BOARD LICENSE NUMBER 2-018 ;