ASSOCIATION NEWS ITEMS
The Printeru of Owen Sosund Discusu
IThe Printers of Owen Sound Discuss
The printers of Owen Sound are interested in
cost of production, and in the elusive profit which is
supposed to attend production. So they invited
Chester B. Ames, of the Toronto Printers' Board
of Trade, to give them a talk on the subject on
Friday, Januarv 13th. Much good will undoubt-
edly reslit fromi Mr. Ames' address and the dis-
cussion that followed it.
The printers of that town have forimed a Master
Printers' Association, with J. H. Rutherford as pre-
sident; Alfred Boiid, vice-president, and -I. R. Mof-
fat, secretary. Other members are: Howard Flem-
ing, J. J. Pratt, J. H. Little, -l. P. Smithson. J. A.
IRicLhardson and He?nry Wright, Jr.
Alberta Press Wants Provincial Libel Law
W. A. Buchanan, of the Lethbridge Heradl;
W. M. Davidson of tle Calgary Albertan. and M.R.
Jennings of the Edmon-ton Journal had a confer-
enee at Edmonton, on December 19, with Attorney-
General Mitehell on the need for a provincial libel
law. The Attorney-General promised a carefll con-
sideration of the matter.
At present Alberta has no libel law, and the only
libel regulations are those that are provided hy the
old English law, many years old. The libel law,
has been one of considerable discussion among the
newspaper men of the province, and at the recent
meeting of the Alberta and Eastern British Coluhn-
bia Press Association, it was decided to take the mat-
ter up at once with the attorney-general, in an
endeavor to secure a more modern law.
Henry P. Porter to Speak in Toronto
A few Canadian printers had the privilege of
hearing Henry P. Porter deliver his masterly ad-
dress on "Standardization" at the second Interna-
tional Cost Congres, held last fall in St. Louis.
Many others know him by reputation to be one of
the ablest men in the printing industry of the Unit-
ed States. and one of the leaders in the present move-
luilding, Toronto, inr order that due preparation
i,ayl be made.
Press Club News
The Vancotuver Press Club held its first annual
concert on tbhe evening of I)ecemlber 20. A reeeption
was afterward held at the new honie of the Club.
John Ross Robertson, publisher of the Telegram,
was, by acclailnation, elected honorary-president of
tlie Toronto Press Club at its rmeeting on January
5. The choice for president fell upon J. C. Tibbs,
of the Star and for vice-president upon A. H. W.
Colquhoun, Deputy Minister of Education. There
will be contests for the remaining offices, the elec-
tions taking place on January 26.
The members of the Winnipeg branch of the
Canadian Women's Press Club were tendered a
Inncheon bv the manager of the T. Eaton Co., on
tlie afternoon of Wedneday, Decemrber 28. At the
conclusion of the lunchelon Miss Hind and Miss
Beynon, of the Free Press, gave addresses, the former
describing her experiences during a recent visit to
Chicago and the latter telling of a trip through
Saskatchewan in the interests of the Women's
The Winnipeg Branch of the Canadian Women's
'ress Club at their recent annual meeting elected
Mrs. Rockwell C. Osborne as president for the ensu-
ing year, Miss Francis Beynon as vice-president and
Miss Mary S. Mantle as secretary. Since the last
annual meeting five new members were added to the
roll of the Winnipeg Branch. During the same
period the Club had the pleasure of entertaining
several lady writers of note, passing through Win-
nipeg on their way east or west.
Dr. Lyman Abbott, of New York, managing-edi-
tor of the Outlook, Miss Abbott and J. F. MacKay,
president of the Canadian Press Association, were
the guests of the Toronto Press Club at their lunch-
con on January 11. Speaking as a journalist to
journalists, Dr. Abbott commented on the responsi-
bilities imposed by the opportunities that profession
afforded and urged sanity, honesty and high regard
for the truth in the practice of the journalistic pro-
fession. Joseph Martin, M.P. of London, Eng., was
present at the meeting and proposed the vote of
thanks to Dr. Abbott.
ment for a more accurate knowledge of cost.
Extremely gratifying, therefore, will be the an-
nouneement thft he has promised to attend and Cost Conference at Brantford
spe?k at the third annual banquet of the Toronto At several of the district cost conferences held
Printers' Board of Trade, to be held in the assembly last year undler the auspices of the Canadian Press
room of McConkey's restaurant, on Friday, Febrn- Association elqu?iries were made as to when similar
ary 10, at 6.15 p.m. In order that as many as pos- meetings would be held in London and Brantford.
sible may hear Mr. Porter, the members of the Rightly or wrongly, the printers of other cities and
board extend aninvitation to all the master printers towns in western Ontario seemed to feel that cost
of Ontario to be their guests at this banquet, which discussions in these cities woulld re-act to their bene-
will be of an informal character. Those who will fit. So a cost nference was held in London last
find it possible to accept this invitation of the To- nonth (as reported in the December issue) and this
ronto Printers' Board of Trade are asked to notify month a similar meeting was held in Brantford.
the secretarv, C. B. Ames, 623 Confederation Life Although held on Friday, the 13th, the day will un-
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