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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, SEKTEMBEH 30, 102l> THE LETHB'HIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE: THIRTEE INTRODUCE REPUBLICAN FOI IENTINABK GOVERN N V M, republican form might hang their coats and hats. BI government for employees, intro- duced in certain Industrial plants throuKai'nt tha country, Xhis been adopted by a'largc-' New Yo.k depart-1 nu'ut store. Kinpioyees of this store, numbering 1.700, have a voice in virtually all matters affecting their relations with through: elective bodies mofieilel 'after the bicameral 8'ysteiu pi representation prevailing in ;the sovernment of the United States. TUe employees elect members of their house, o! representalffes and jsenate' while tie executive Passing much of the responsibility for the conduct of the institution onto the -of: the employees has brought improvements, most of them originating In sugges- tions which are ineie to the sugges- tion commt'tee of the bouse and sen- ate at the rate of more that! 50 a week. Employees, are paid cash prlr.es for all suggestions put Into use and no suggestion Is rejected until has been made by the TMttlgation committee. An increase iin. the earning power of each employee ia one of the pur- the raolber of a child without wife or child. banu'u name, In other words put her own property Into the hotc.h "Now that term hotch yoTis the one used !u our provincial legisla- ture .last said the speaker. A bilj'. was before the house to give dying intestate ?n equal shars of the child's property will, las Cat her. A meinber made the ststs'mest' that If such a law was passed, then -the wife be required to put all of her property Into the notch pot. Now a member of. pur provincial legislature should have known- that we have mi hotch pot. and that is fust the trouble.. A notch pot, if 1 understand tho'terra, a-'vgry :real selise it would cut a man's credit in two. Many a husband and wife pralsiug iSe iouay if had been cut In tvro about eight years ago. cut upt only .on.ce Jbui many times. But'dou't'torfef this, lliejman'and his wife tojelherfhsive juslras much' credit as he eve? then some, ijoth nilgai; have Id' wait sometimes when :6oo wished to -rt once, but the chances are that they Vould be thankful' for it later on." "Hut under our system of registering two people' cibuol owu land un- Just what wo women want. I fail less they, are incorporated and this to see how the man asking this ques- system of registration is the boat yet throw that over- boardr1.. This .from a lawyer, ani It can make any Interest Jeiiaruntal, consisting ot a of Ihe new store government Df five. Is immcd by thij corporation officials. The judiciary. loiiclloni economy dividends. jro paid on the Vrcen'tage of oper- tarried out by a joint Justice expense.. :A- merit system has 01 ttee from tie Alt been inaugurated1 Ly the' branches of gove.rn.msnt de-jgrades for each-employee somewhat similar'' to the eiperle'rice and of the nation; average grade" is reached by bal- The fixing of wat'-i ecalea aiid those turned In for all work- ng conJiUons; are .inclined, in j the jroad powers of tha noiisc and :..by their, direct; managers, .btiyere, assLitAnt buyers ate, while' the justice Idnmittee' department 'hea'ds. Salaries go >ring ab'out the' expulsion ot an alon? with' the ratings and iloyeo from ,lhe .concern', .or '11 alw'are on Uie'ra. find a worker has been unjustly house of representatives mem- charged, Ihcy can have- him Is elected directly by all of slated.- Tjje .acts of: the -workers except department heads nay be by tha1 'cabinet, their assistants. 'These two :hts has not been necessary as elect -'the of '.whom 11 was said by officials ol the are 14, compared with 15 repre- Half thj membership of mprovemcnl .of service bddy; cha.ngeB ,.semi-jnnually, dered In the its .office -one .year. Is the aim of rcuch ot Ihe five standing' committees from en, ttedjb) tho workers, but the body include Uiose on justice, termg (jf the (noralo of lha force economy and service. employees also mam bills soon as this industrial demo- Ihe floor of thu lioi.ee and plan hail gone beyondl its 'In- vililch dav each Its originators hope to take Jlecendy a bill' providing for, public into the: organizatlou In Installation of a motion picture way. Already observance of the i bine tf> prdfldo lu of customers' by employees building nd Its resulted In hills, directed toward inent lij OCJC a )ear shopping more pleasant, anc! urn Ing oilt'Hi provisions for othur '.'hanges are ex- att projidsd for its location and to come' from outside the store bti'lalion ot li nlvlriual beyoad in the baseraent tyhero. embrydnicrslage. I" ALBERIA itfQMEN '.ALBERTA MRS. McKINNEY .WILL :WEtCO ME ANY QUESTIONS CUSSION ALONG THESE. LiNES. ADDRESS HER1-, THE HERALD. _ icatlng this siniple plan of by placing the property of Iii Ihe husband's name. agree" him that there Is no Just way matters as our laws are today.the rea- son as 1 see it is that there, is no hotch pot. But while tho lawsiare as_ the-y are I should vory woman place her in tier husband's uame, and that IE just as'it should not be. _ "But speaking of itJa to ohvlate any necessity (or :6rj rather to remove the "yours'1 andj shorn o" its terrors, both for Individ- have been taade to cover joint owner-i qais country, at large, -lac- ''VVoll, anyway, it won't work here !u tho Veal'for two persons; lo own land. Our here we waul Ihings to It would take too long to sell a piece ot land." persktc-l the "ret speaker positively. "1 admit it will soraelines lake longer, and will sometimes even pre- vent a sale. Thank t'ue.tord it will, if the wife does not wish to sell. But If she Joes want to sell it wilt take just as much longer as if does the wife lo sign her name, 'i believe there is na state In the United Slates where either husband or' wife can sell'real estate without the.consent of the other, and they manage to sell a little land nor and then." Can't Legislate Happiness' "Kow'I have lived, mapy be- gan a speaker In th'e most approved is a. sfetemt'hl oileu, met. "You Land can be held persons. Laws 3 .'-1 soap boi oratory etyle. "and j have loug since eiveii up ths idea of lesis- laliug happiness Into homes. That can only came uVuiuai corifiiictti-e will spare you the rest. said the speaker. "If you use that argument against any laws whatever between man and wife, it the laws will be very slow Join interests with her husbsjj'3, o of the saddest'things that' could -ha peu to the homes of any country. long as the wife holds her aloof 'an j apart from her hufband is absolutely here; she jo! might stand, but when you use it aclvo- forces it is his. and she isVjot prote rating the continuance c! unjust iawe. her .interests in the joint v i musi doubt your sincerity. 1 quite turo. Cannot you see the' tragedi agree witli you lhat you cacnui lejis-! such laws Lave late happiness, iuto homes, but yoaj Now iu this same'case'.'1! the can very easily Jtcislate uiihappicess. j had hv.d a full dower they li and that is just what we wish to avoid llvej together, ihere would probat) doing, and it is jasi wbal I maintain our present laws are Ooins. take the caso brought up by the first speaker, of-llis woman wfco simply handed over her money .think- ing llial It still be Oa you think it would atiii lo'the happi- ness in that 'home when that it is'not' ''our" but have no and make it the perfectly natural for tbo wife to put her money into tl busings in which her 'Husband is Imaged. Xow tell rue. how many of these m infant the same thing as C'y Perkii sue finds I when lu> said. "Well, it might he J "her hus- i tiw. but he'd Le present a woman who'll ho'tl give It tir'em auy'way> 'ours" between wife that I-and many others Un- der ,our present laws a absolute coiitroi ot her own, hef'nwp earnings and her own property. But to keep such control she must keep everything that Is In her .own name., It ehe allows her husband to useVher land or anything whatever she must hav e coa tracts wi th hi tn t he same as any one else. Otherwise he may sell, or give away every cent of it. They must under existing circum- stances keep a very extensive system' Of. hooks uiiless the man owns every- thing -the wife simply works all THE QUESTIONS OF Tho questions asked by'nietvare of .'course escsntmlly different j asked tiy" women, and" drift into many diffe: speaker said. can just give the whole.tliiug back and then It will be much the same as if ije had never Ecen But'I'll venture one tiling.. Uiis 1 "although.'thejr It.' Uu man never yet you can see the weath'erivane.'al-l he had never sepr! the money while ways turning back to "yoiirilie was Betting hold, and'gelling wtulcl make it possible for Ihe It into his name, j ness." i Per- tery. v-lfe toilnlerfere 'niy' busit: Oii9 man whom we will call Cy. "We apeak of marriage as a'lot- The financial 'parl ot it would her years for her board and keep. But If each owns half interest in the undivided eslale, where is the need for bookkeeping while both are living, (division of'the estate under such cir- cumstances will he discussed in a fu- ture article.) Must Head every business must have a protesls one man. "If. both hus- band and wife are to have equal inter- est while living together there will be and-no business can oe done." I'll; answer your objection by. telling a sfofy of a colored woman who was accused of-breaking a dishf'tha't she She had three alibis. First- '-Ihe tilsh was broken borrowed it.was' p'erfectly yhqle when she returned and third done borrowed it nohow.; Now I have just two alibis. First your statement-1 is not correct, and second, even if it was correct, it is.not true, hut exactly the ;.T6.-answer the second re- fuse'to accept the parties' statement that no business can bo managed with two heads. -There are in the business world many partnerships, and I never yetj heard two partnersfcdeoiding which should be .the final head. The two may not always see alike. It 'would' be! strange if they, One may have.to go slew- soinelimes'.nnlil. 'Ihe his point of view, and' .they niiy toth bo glad laler that they "did slow. "Then as to. the.'first; point, 1 pro-. te'st' that' this'plan "would leave the be having a real hotch pot with two guardians." you art tying-a man In his b'usincss nevertheless." one man protested. "A. majt .-who any man. at all will give his wifo'half of every: thai it ihould be'the thln'rS'r'the "ae bas- Nine'y T'or cent' of alli marries.: a man who -lias wife to keep her property In her own mou then tle ui' a11 Ihls man by using his wife's name." It muy :he there are objections for "lo sake llle Der .tj- as though it was his own, handing things over tv lief lir: Sccrn aM6 lo increase, it.nnli! now husband, ]mt :there; are certainly -I i? much there-was, greater ones to her keeping it herself to whom would the property .Life Is a compromise anil vo have to noi. oolong! choose the leaBliobjectionablo course would be justice if Ihe ar-llf she lias property 'and he has prop- had been between two erty, II makes the home not a unit speaker asked, "Would and.renders a ver-.-; complicated sys- nf.'. yioionc who.owned the money ex- (em ot 1 at least., his own? And would the time may'come wh( t.ui bo any more; than reSch such a slate that sn lessary. when we will itch a system fs! [cjin IsHil Quality Groceries i I No. 1. Per 90 Pesfthes, No. 2. Per Egg Vlums, per case.......... 75 Prune Plums, per case 35 Prune Plums, per Prune Plums, per-basket 75r Peaches, per Pears, per Tomatoes, per Tpniatoes, per 35 Grape Fruit, 2 for ,25C Dates', bulk, per Ib. ,z5c Dates, Excelsior, per pkt. ,25c Dromedary, per .30c the sack...................... 75 Potatoes, 8 25c This question was answered by an- other man from the floor of the house, who said, '-Alj laws'are made for minorities. .You" may have'no inten-l tion of committing murder, and a, very i small per .cent, of people ever do. but' there Is a, law to prevent your, doing so nevertheless, and lo provide for your punishment It yon do. I protest lhat it is not