Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAfiE FOUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD KK1OAY, AUUliS'l- 27, .-JLetbbriboe' Deralb JUtbbrlbge. Hlberto DAILY AND WEEKLY mi! Publisher! .THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED K8 Street South, Lethbrldgo W. A. BUOUKAM ct DlrectoJ John Torrance Business Manage) Member Audit Bureau of Subscription Rates: DtSlj, delivered, wees Dally, by mall, per rear .Drily, by mill, for 6 months Ptlly, by ffilll, 3 mentis Weekly, by per rear .-de ol the seasons; it Is absolutely iCihaustibte; it Is made out ol suu- liue and fresh air, and its composi- on does not lessen the value ot the oil or the energy of the earth. It It radically constant in Its composition, nd Is beyond all quwtlon 'safer and more cleanly to use than sasoltne. It lees inflammable, and In the event f fire the use ot water will at once Klnguisb it." Alcohol Is produced by fermentation Dd distillation from sugar, starch, or ellulose; for Instance, from sugar- aue atd sugar corn and otatoes. from wood waste and saw- list. For Its production on a large cale, in a quantity that would take the lace ol an exhausted oil supply, it ould be necessary to plant thousands 1 square miles in some crop whose tigar or starch content could con- Into a fuel for automobiles and .25 SM 4.25 J.5Q 1.54 by mill, per year to U.S. 2.00 THE QA8 COMPANY AND ITS RATE REQUEST. The tight between the city o( Cal Sary and the Calgary Gas Co, a sub- sidiary ol the Canadian Western Nat- ural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Co., which holds a fifteen year franchise tor the dlstrtbujloj; ot gas la Leth- brldge, does Dot concern citizens hero directly as yet. But It will concern them vided the gas company secures the increased price for gas which it is asking of Calgary citizens, an increase from 35 cents to 60 cents per thous- and. The president o[ the company, when asked if Lcthbridge and the smaller towns along the line supplier: by the parent company trould be ask to donate a higher1 rate, answered. "One thing at a time." The Herald doc: not, snd we be- lieve the citizens of Lelbbridge wil: agree with us. expect that any 'com pahy should furnish. scrrice at less- than cost. There Is no general criti olsm of the railways in asking in creased freight rates where they can show that they are justly entitled to Bucb. But before the gas company caa expect the people to pay a higher price than that set fort] In tie franchise granted ty vote o the people, it must show the peopli that the additional revenue no going to te used to drill wells whic' wfll result in greater revenues to company With which to pay dlv dendB on-a lot of watered stoc which should never have been Issued It seems to as that the Calgary figh If one place where the board of pub I lie utilities might Interest itself fo tie genera! public good. And it would appear wise to us the city conncll of the city of Leth bridge -were to study the situation, an Issue a public statement as to jus where Letbbridge citizens stand i case the gas company does ask an, in crease In rales. A little edncatlo may prevent a stampede later In th Leader King invites Fanners and Labor to Join Hands With Liberals Says Free Tmde Talk DUhonesl Those Opposed to Governinent to Get Together RENFREW, Dot., Aug. thousand citizens of Renfrew and the surrounding district gave welcome to Hon. W. L. King here this evening. Many could not gain ad- SPOKO. Mr. King made a strong appeal, lo both labor and farmers to enter poli- tics, but not to enter as a class, be- cause, he said, if one class gained ground Jealousy would he engendered in another class, which would prove dangerous to tooth. He Invited both U 11 Interesting to know, therefore, paraes to Jolll forceB wlth tnB uber. bat if we run out. of coal and wood nd oil, we will baye or the genera- on to come, as it In likely to be more f a problem to them than to us, Al- :hol, abandoned- as a curse when laced in liquors for human consump- on, will become a blessing as a fuel. AMERICAN FINANCIER N TAXATION.-.. A rather interesting ar-niment t'ioEl incpine taxation and favorable o a -tax "that will provide tie gov- rnin_ent with the revenue hat will te less objectionable, just 8 equitable, aiid less acuto in its of tnbidcuce, and the rain with Is rc'jcctpd" is put forward y ah American financial man. lie 6 dealing with tent Ion In the 5'nited what he has to say is it moment In Canada. First of all he tells us that very ew small the number of people with ble Incomes are, for not many hare studied the United States hcome tax. returns, which show that n the yeaf 1917 (the last year for which the statistics have been pub- Ished) there were, among persons re- porting; Incomes, c-nly report ng-incomes from to reporting Incomes from J25.000 .o reporting Incomes from foO.OOO to report- rig incomes from to J150.000. Jlr. W. Medicine Hat, Mas- sey-llarris blockman. was in town last week. Mr. Garitiw, accountant of the Union Baiii, 1B Calgary the early part of the. patt vreek, and rju his re- turn was accompanied by Mrs. Garrow and baby.' They have taken up their residence in Howard Murray's house on Louchs' street Mr. and who have spent the pMt few months on their mission to the Armory, where he ranch. !n Selma. returned to Bow Island on Friday. Mr. Hurt still has hie property interests here. Mr. Culllns, C. P. R. agent, who with, his wife and family have enjoyed a holiday at Vancouver, returned lut als, whom, he said, were real demo- crats and ready to put Into effect the lessons which the war bai! taught. He advocated tariff reform and described as dishonest people who talked free' trade at this period of Canada's his-; :ory. He advocated reduction of dut- ies on necessaries of life. "The country is honeycombed with combines at the present he said, "and the government, instead of trying to combat them, are playing into their hands." lie also strongly criticized a party which changed its name, policy and premier without reference to the peo- ple of the country. Surely, he stat- ed, no one could allege they were be- lug governed by the people. Other Interesting addresses were also given by Jdseph Archambault and A. R. McMaster, who attacked the Union government for its autocratic policy. Splendid Speakers Will Be Pres- 1 of Mr. Geldrich I From Our Own Correspondent) .reporting incomes'from U5WWO'' Aug. regular '.T _. Tnnnf hlv moollMD. nf ilia In. to 659 reporting Incomes from to 315 report- ing. Incomes from to 000. 141 reporting Incomes over InVother words, there were only persona in the United or two-tenths of one per cent, 'of the population, who reported incomes of over His alternative is taxation that should or rather, that monthly meeting of the Women's In- stitute was held in the Rest Room on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 21. Owing to. the busy season there were very few members from 'the country pres- ent, lu the absence of the president, the chair was taken by :-Mrs. -P. MacWilliams. One special feature of the meeting was the giving of favorite recipes in answer to the A roll call. Mrs. MacWilliams gave "a stort but interesting paper on "Summer Deserts and Cool Drinks." A dainty lunch was served by Mesdames tJu.1V. Ful- ler and Mrs.'F. MacWiiHams. The Women's Institute Constituency we, should be insensible to its onTenHoili ,s to be held here Friday. Mrs. Collins and children a few dayi on their return with friends'at Macleod aud are expected home today, Mr. D. Needbam, of Calgary, na! here on business the latter part o! the week. Mr. and Mrs. Ceo. Monds have as their guest the lalter's father, Mr. B. F. Deltler, of Arden, Ontario. Mrs. John Riclnylth little baby, re- turned from Medicine Hat on Friday Miss Isabel Simpson was a recent vis itor in Letbbrldge and was accompau led home ty her sister. Mrs. Harold Seattle and Infant daughter. Mr. Fred Harih'urt, Ganauoque, Out arrlved'on Saturday to looz over his property interests here. .Miss Dolton. Miss Slater and Mr C. Jamolson were Medicine Hat vlsl tors on Saturday, making the trip bj auto. Mr: and .Sir's. J. Still, formerly o the adjoining'district but now of Op- portunity, Waih., arrived on Monday for a few weeks' visit with relative: and friends.' Dr. Munro returned to Bow Islam on Mrs. Klentche, who has been visit ing her sister at Spence's Bridge B.C., is home again. Her friends wil be'pleased to learn that her health 1 improved.-" Mr.- and Mrs. ban Pederson, wh' have spent the last couple of month louring In different parts of Ihe couii try across the'border, have relurne to their Pleasant View. Mr. Wni. Johnson, ot Medicine Ha' was in Bow Island on Monday. Mrs. W. Schonert and Clifford ar spending a couple of weeks in th country with Mr. and Mrs. H. Schon ert. Miss Lila Halloran, Calgary, ha been on a holiday at her home. Miss Edwards, who has'spent th past few weeks in Calgary, has ri turned. J Mr. J. R.-Agar, formerly of tir place bnt now of New Westminste C., met with a painful acclden early iu August, thereby losing thri fingers on his nsht hand.VU. few'da; later he was taken very ill, wit pleurisy and was in a> condition. His many friends.here w be glad to learn that tha 'last repo said he was getting better. Death of Mr. Geitf.-loh Another of the early Eet.llers h: passed away to the person Mr. A..Geldfich. In tl year 1810, Mr. Geldrich with' his wi ALCOHOL A BLESSING AS-WELL AS A CURSE. Alcohol will ie strongly attacke and bitterly denounced during th neit few months. Lest some peop would conclude that alcohol Is an all-round menace, it is well that they should know that scientists already figure npon it as the great fuel of the future. In America already, despite our great, resources In coal and our hoped lor resources in oil, men ot Tiaion see that a'hew fuel supply most bs found. Scientists-In their .laboratories are working upon the problem, not to serve the present gen- eration much as the future. Alcohol, we are told, is both a demon and an angel. Alcohol the Intoxicant has cut Its evil reputation orer alcohol the beneficent. It Is the only known solvent for many drugs regarded indispensable in medical practice. It Is the base of those anaesthetics that have made possible the marvels of modern sur- gery. As an antiseptic and as a dis- infectant It Is Invaluable. Without It should have no cameras, no mov- ing pictures, no Illustrations In books, papers, and magazines excopt those drawn and engraved by hand, as they were- a half-century ago. On the side ol Its general uses In industrial oper- ations the case waa summed up more than twenty years ago by a joint select committee ot'the Congress ot the United States In a statement that ttrtlclo entering Into the manufacture or the arts, whether domestic or for production, performs more legit Iznale or beneficial functions. There scarcely a manufacturer In thi wmntry who does not use alcohol In it Is necessary that it should be paid In small amounts automatically., It is far'easier for most of us, ho thinks, to pay one cent-a day than at the-end ot the year, and if we pay the cent a day in the process of buying some thing thai costs more than a penny we are almost unconscious of the contribution that we make. He says in this connection: "There are few who realize or re- sist the tax we on the cigarettes or cigars that we smoke or the taxes that we used to pay ou the beer and whiskoy that we drank. The tax paid n freight bills Is another contribu- ion of which we are unconscious be- cause we don't see it, although wo grumble at the lax- on passenger ickets because it is directly and vis- bly added to the cost. Low visibility n taxation Is therefore very desirable, provided it does not with an equitable distribution of the 'burden, .nd, since the rich man benefits the community by reinvesting his Income n productive enterprise, it hardly seems equitable to tax him on more .ban he spends for his own living and uxury or the support and enjoymenl of those who are dependent upon him 'All the rest he has to leave here when he dies, and the inheritance tax that his estate has to pay sufficiently penalizes bis success to reimburse the itate for the cost of protecting his property. "If this view ol the case is accepted we muit'conclude that a consumption tax, sugar-coated, so that it will no revolt the consumer. Is the most satis aetory method that can be followe charged lor it and turner! over to the the production ol hia goods to a greater ol less iA notable advantage of alcohol ove fuels now known and used He h the fact that as a physical possl billty (t can he produced in unllmitei quantity, "year after year, as long a the world shall last In his work 01 "The Chemistry Commerce" Mr Kobert Kennedy Duncan enumerate: some' ot the advantages of this sub government by tho person who sell it. This Is the procedure follower! I the case ot Iho tobacco lax, which o Rll the taxes now paid is the leas oppressive and the least resented. "The chief objection to sucli a is that in order to avoid making it dis criminatory and make It easily collec able It ought to tic Imposed on everj thing alike, on raw material 33 we as upon the finished article, and Iha In Case of anything (hat Is at all com nlex in Us composition, such as, fo Instance, a suit of clothes, a pair shoes, or an automobile, the finfslic exl, Wednesday, Sept. 1, promises be worth attending-by everybody, here will be three excellent speak- ra Mrs. Bailey, of Birming- ara, Bng.; Mrs. Rogers, Cavendish, nd Miss Noble, whom many have eard speak here before. the ddresses there will be some splendid nustcal numbers both vocal and in- rumental. Let us all avail our- elves ot this opportunity of attend- ng the convention. Every person Is vited. Delegates will 'be present rom the'other Institutes in the con- lltuency. The convention will be eld In the I. O. O. F. hall, one sos- Ion in the afternoon and one In the venlng. Mrs. B. A. Smith was a business Isllor to Lethbriclge a couple ot days ast week. Mr. J. Donaldson, In }ow Island on business-last Thurs- ay. reshing rig here for.the past six asons, has returned to town from 'aldo, B. C., and. be oa- the ound to help thresh the bountiful] rop of 1920. The bowling tournament which has eeu going on for the past.two weeks aa finished on Monday, last by the P.'s wlcnlg by a margin of 27 us from the Oddfellows.. The's'cores all games were very close, consldcr- g the fact that there were both very :gh and very low scores. A Fisher's The fishermen are all reluniiug rom their respective water h'oles aud any a fish story Is.heard. Tap party onsistlng of W. S. rid T. Daw returned a few days ago" rom the Gap.- -Tills party did not many fish bom a with them, tut sura did brjng some hair-raising Mr, Keely, for Instance, caugbt trout at'the falls, that when he was obked weighed four pounds. In aye. the IIshermeo returned loClares- olm and he had gained about 23 ounds. Hit had been' that -Johu rascr has not an eye witness there light have been some dispute about he weight, but John says that this as the correct weight, so we have to ake the story as it was told by Mr. "eely, are sorry to have to say that Vrt. Coburh, ol Claresholm, who has vCalgary hospital for some Ime with typhoid fever, is not im roving as, fast as expected. V The supply of farm labor In this Istrlct has been well .looked after the past two weeks, but at the resent tim'o a shortage is'being fell.