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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MOJ^bAY. DECEMBER 16,1918 .it,: Farmers PlatTom MaJ{es the East Poit^er-Need of Get-tingUj'dgether to Meet ' Coifditions OTTAWA, Dec. 13.-Despite the liuitiQro|is .evidences ot renewed voil-tlcal. activity throughout the Bomia-ion, Ottawa, in ,'ft political aense, sre-nmliis unmoved,^ To use a. slangr expression-politically, there is nothing , doing here. To those who know the � capital, this apparent indlfterence to political developments in the province la remarkable. The explanation of sthi-iblted towards some of the proposals therein set fort*, there is a demand on the part. Of others that the east and the west get .together in order that a serious clash may be headed off. These men say "the war" has left us enough .trouble. It must not be added to by a struggle between these two great portions of fhe'country." ,. - . Undoubtedly, there is much to be said for this'view; for, as the days go by, it is gulte evident that in attempting to solve soma of the jjroblems being Just ahead, Canada, becalxse of the small population, Will have all she con" do. The various problems growing out of reconslructiou are numerous, but Oiey bj* no means e.T-h.aust the list. To the south is a country.containing 105,600,000. people, thoroughly keyed jip through its stupendous Avar j organisation, tiuite realizing what'it i can do, and,wealthier than any other ! country in the'"'world, it is entering! -the reconstruction period with industrial ambitions,, backed by such,;, vast resources as will make .it difficult for a, competitor such as Canada to", keep pace with It, " � Take the wheat problem for Example. Having guaranteed the jrlcefor the 1919 crop at. ?2.26 a Bu^helj' it is quite possible that with 70,0^0,000 Acres Sibwh^to wheat,' (as"there?'prob: ably will he in the United States by t^*next May) Uncle Sam stands to'Jlose $600,000,000. But he.;went into the deal with his'eyes wide open, knowing well what was ahead of him; But this sum, huge as It ie, does not bother very much a country that planned to spend |i9,000,000,000 on war' during the present- financial year. But for Canada to have to meet even half that loss would be crushing. And yet, what would happen if the Canadian farmer should have to accept 30e to 50c a bushel less for his wheat than does his A'nierican neighbor? ' Canada possessing a long coast line and a profitable foreign tfade, natuA ally is ambitious to possess also a considerable mefohant marine. But think of, what she is going up against In the tremendous American shipbuilding program? And yet what representative Canaiian would say, ''let lUncle Sam take all thia business?" Then there is the problem of pro-;Tiding credits to finance exports to other countries. Unadut|tedly!!CanadA can get' lots of flU(ibrbuai^�4^B,^'^ut she must finance a grc;at jpmrt'.ot It. For unless thia Is dotie'th^ business wili go to the united St^ttvi: which will readily grant the cfodltft/tli^t are d* slreTd, itor she has uhUmlt��^ means. AM 80 one migtit go'ota down the long list of probleii^a that ar6'forced upon this country'through .tne (Very fact that the United $tatM, In certain departmoBtH wher^fa live have every ,right,to expect; io'a'jii.^fisU; is pet-tlBg 80 .strong a. lij^i^.. ; When tlie east demands- one po^(ty; aii>(l the �weat demands another, aitd 7^^^^^^ lU' (^llned to tight over ;ih� It Is avt Hurprising, that ;86j]io '^v.l^is S�tade pfppQsei that those jiqi^rtsBtii^,should get around the obuhollti^bjlft.'rather than fly at one' iinQ�t|icr?j^tlirbat|; The sound of thei!h�]ii'j!(iiir'*#fil be heard throughout tlieMA^^ii'^^^ and summer. Wflth th^-'r'retufn of peace a great d�l ;ot?SiAldl?i|f v^^ as sured anyway; but tlie anaouitcement that the Dominion dpreraijmant will advance to the pfoTlic^s |26,OO0,000 to help s^Iv'e the lionaing; problem is bound to impart a stronK' Impetus to building operations.,. A� ijie. amounts to be advanced tKe proyJiices will be in proportion to population, Sfts katchewan shiWild: timtti. �ZilOO,000 or $2,200,000 and Alberta aiid Manl loba about 11,800,000 a;.pfcde.', With the government takllitR '^ttio, lead no doubt many other paoplo wi^ follow so that 1919 should .be a big build' Ing year. The western provinces are co-operating well m the Wat' Savlnigs plan, Saskatchewan having no less - than three representatives, at the' Ottawa Conference this week; -1 Some may think that 1,068,000 people having subscribed $686,000^000; to thp second Victory loan, there Ai not- much of a field left for the gale of War Saving Stamps. But iihe .experience ot the United States leads vld a different, cdncluiion. One perscia In every five subscribed to th'erast Liberty loan, and yet over ?l,0O0,00O,000 worth of War Stamp Ce.rtllicates have al ready been sold to 45,OO(?,O00 people. On that basis Canada Miould have no difficulty in J)laclng her ' $50,000,000 worth of War Sayings Sta.mps. : PARIS, Dee. 16.-rPreBident; Wilson delivered an addreiii^ ;'t6day': at the city hall, where ceremptileB liad been arranged for. The'ptesldeni:,'-^^ to the greeting exteittiSd KimJ said it was with no ordlnairy syinpath:^thait the people of the Unitqd Stites-hi* viewed -tlie BufferlngS'.bf  tfee people-ot Prance.  - -v ",S ' -, "When the United States Centered the war," he oontlniied, *'tliej^entered-it not only becaiice.ib^y' wei'e~inoTed by a conviction thai-tlie parposet of t^e central empires t^ete wrong and I must be resisted by meii everywhere who loved liberty ahd right, pnt also because the Illicit ambltlon,B' whiqli they were entertaining a^d ;ittten>pt-! ing to realize had ledi'tqithe practlceii which sliocked our heartk ag much as they offended' piir pidndplea." . Concluding he said: s "You have ny^e; me iee| very much at home'here*'~tJ0t merely by the delightful warmth o? your welcome, but alsrf by the mahndrfliii ,^hlcii you have made me realize to the utmost the intimate community'of thought and ideal which cl(aracterlxeri.your people and the great natl6n;whlch I have the honor for thfi tlm#.i|o represent." MeSlclne Hat's recQOstnictlpB conj' mittee Is opposed to dembbiiisatlon until March, owing to the scarcity of emp],o]rment. rim un'mmiDGE daily herald P\GE SEVEN UNITY OF PEOPLE TOBACCO FOR THE BOYS (MR. RICHARD HfNCKS AND PARTY) WILL PRESENT FOUR LITTLE PLAYS entitled f'TH? CHANGELING^ - - - - - - -By WW. Jacobs "THE COLLABORATORS" - - - - By Oaiiy McGeoch "CINDERS" - -.............By LUy liiMley "THE PLAYGOERS" By G. W.^Pihero � IN THE ���'.V:-'. MAJESTIC The;atpiS Friday and Saturday Evenings DeI,, Deo. 16.-The city of Kiev, capital-of the Ukraine, was occupied Saturday by troops of the"d t^tory," according to a telegram received here tdday. The hetraan>of the Ukraine, it Is added, has abdicated.ajld the cabinet has resigned. Order ji.tie tng maintained'liy troops of the directory and German units. ( . . /' The Ukrainian hureau at Lauzanne, Switzerland, announced on Dec. 8 that it had received word that the Ukraine forces had seized all the power in the Ukraine after abattlelnJKlev in which 10,Q00 men were kille�l and woupded. The dispatch i^tated that Gfen. SkorO' padski. the helman, had been killed., Skoropadskl bad maintained bis power with the help of the At^strians and the Germans. ' v TRAVEL'tERS' M^EMBERSHip ' MONTREAL, Deo. 16;-At the.-a* A'Uft) Satiir'day night of-the Dominion Comraerolal Travellers'. Association it was announced thalt the luemberfib i> Is now. 8,536, the highest .figure in the history of the w,�f;(,'i*atica. ,^ :yidoned its b,isis of assessmeu'; by .going' from nil to a, taxable valuation of 60 per,cent, on buildings, instituting a business tax andlan income tax; another jumped from nil on im-proteraents to a taxable valuation of 60 per cent, and instituted a business t^x;;and another, from 25 per cent, on Imprpyements to 60 per cent. iTh'eiproposed chanjges by Letlibridge .\tiil �not he as radical as some of these and ' fiere is no reason to i suppose that .there will be any escape from belrlhg the 'VAfhite ihan'a burden" in Alberta and the West even if th^re v^asjepy desire to do'i so. . ; Q-^How does^the city propose to j �'ar'rjve at a person's income in order to j, SOQurfe'a basis fpr taxation? * ' A-It is proposed to^ have the re-s-' poiisibiiity for the. information neces-j saryto rest on the individual. In oth-j er wprd.s .a questionnaire will he sent! out to be returned duly filled in under a heavy penalty .imposed by a'proper amendment to' charteJr. ! Q-Does the city propose to do any-j Ithingwith the vacaht property falling j to-Ihe city through tax .sales to make it productive and thus make It pay its own way? , A-Ap soon as tracts ot ~\aud of sufficient size are,secured ho, effort will be spared to make these productive by ^ale or lease,,to, tlie right jjersons. I^he'smaller and'ploser in lots are a more difflcul); prbbleln that will require-a- good deaj^of thpught and will depend so much pu future conditions that no forecast wpuld be of any benefit'at the present th^^g.,' .NUMBER OF DE|.EGATES NOT YET FIXED .PARIS, Dec. *16,-Not even the number of delegates to the peac^ ; -eonferencs has as yet befen fixed, ay* an official note issued today f denying various reports; as to the make-up of the'French delegates. The note readsr; "Various newipa.oera have given the'composltlon of thelFrench. del-eqjrtes'to the peace conference. ' Jlje f r i nf 0 r m jitl on / Ib m Ist a ke n. Even >he num'bfei^^^iof-aeleBatea Will rot-be fixed Wtjli aH Mntlerstand-\r\4 Ulsters with Fur Collars, Up to $150. The Cloths are the finest that can be made in Scotland and Ireland. Every detail of the making is up to the Fit;Reform standard of tailoring-which means the best that is done in Canada today. The fur collars are skins carefully chosen by experts and are absolutely dependable. Quality alone fixes the prices-which run up to $150. We have Overcoats and Ulsters as loW as $25. o: McKELVIE & MeGUIRt 296 IvETHBRIDGK for Christmas At Christmas time, the ''sweet tooth" calls for candy. Young and old ^ik^ favor it as a holiday token-you make no mistake in choosing it. i From good old fashioned home made taffy to the prettiest de luxe holiday packages, we're prepared to meet the demands of everybody, f Our assortment this year is very large and ied and its all good quality. We make the home made variejies and parry la number of the leading lines of bon bons. Watch for the Big Extra Specials Two Days Before Christmas On Monday, and Tuesday, Dec. 23rd and 24th, we aie going to have a special announcement to make. , The Alexandra Confectionery 5 01739359 28 02753?46 549999999999 ;