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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta The, Page of Live Local ftbe Ibevalfc All The Local Newa Where You Expect It MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1920 LETHBH1DGK. Al-BfftTA, I'nut. POLICY 10 LEVEL UP EXCHANGE Is Costing Canadians Sixty Mil- lions a Yetr Now as Ex- change on U. S. Imports At the meeting.of Iho city council, oil Monday, morning, a communication wua received' from the western repro- Eeutatlve of Ihp Canadian Reconstruc- tlon Association, Wioi'.lpet, drawing attention to 4be exchange situation. The letter utate'd that during the first seven niquhB of the current fiscal year 79.2 per cent, of all Imports into. Con- iida came from the Dulled Stales. On such Imports we now 'Save to pay from eight .to ten per cent, on account of the. exchange, which means an ad; liiilona} cost'to.'the .Canadian people o( more a year. Fur- ther, wo are.civlng employment 'to foreign makers Instead of to Canadian labor and buying from American com. ponies.' which neither pay taxes nor provide market for other .Canadian products. There Is "another serious side of the problem which cannot be overlooked, saysMlie letter. Tho .world exchange situation threatens still further to cur tall orders froc-. overseas especially for manufactures; if the slack is to be taken up, It must be by increased sup- port fruin the home market. The situation now confronting Can- ada demands national co-operation The Canadian ileconstructiou Asaocin- tion believes that as there gation upon the Canadian manufactur- ers to meet homo market demands and 10 provide products that, compare fav- orably with goods, so indi vldnal-purchasers, retailers..wholesal era, and public business bodies and organizations in the Dominion shouldiprbniotc national prosperity by liuyiiigrCanadiati-goods.'- The association is asking considera lion of the matter by municipal coun tils throughout Canada of the follow tag'resolution: "Resolved that the council endorseb the principle that public supplies ho purchased in Canada wherever the) can factor ies at reasonable prices, ami lurthci that: all municipal officers in making liurchasea shall be, and hereby are requested-to'consider liosalbllltj of securing Canadian products." In conformity with the letter, thi following resolution was adopted bj the council: "Resolved that this council en dorses-rthe principle -that- public sup- plies he purchased In Canada wher over they, can he secured'from Canu dlan factories ut reasonable priceb and further that all municipal officer iu purchases shall ie and ar to consider the pos slbililKr.ot securing Canadian pro KMT ASKS FOR Mil reased costs it wag also Shown that he-YJM.C.A. practically a eelf- arrylng .institution wero 'It hot for he heavy overhead o( debt in the orm of debentures which d tho paying to .city a sum bout a year to provide for he retiring ol these debentures in due jurse. Correspondence from: .ths various f, JI.'C. A. organixallotis in Victoria, 'ancouver, Edmonton, Re- ;iua; Saskatoon and Brandon was pre- ented indicating that In ili of these :ities the Y.M.C.A. was receiving Eub- lautlal aid from Its city gorernment. The aid provided :in these various :lties varied from nominal charges >n public utilities la Victoria aisd Yas- :ouver amounting'to year o actual cash grants in Calgary and Edmonton amounting to per 'ear. 5n view of the good community.work he Y.M.C.A. was, accomplishing, in flew of Increased operattngf.'expeniie and in view ot suKtuutial aid given he. Y.M.C.A. in other more es pecially cities In. the "deputa Ion from the that Iho mayor 'and commlssiohera.ifiant, to .he Y.M.C.A. ,a liim equal.r.fo the public utilities, this amounting to about per year. Tho mayor and commissioners In discussing this mailer spoke in jre sympathy with the wprk'.ahd aims of the Y.M.C.A. and eqaa tuowlfidge, with the Y.M SjA. needs and ;exbreased _a to help, If possible.: they cal! ed attention to increased city costs lo unpaid taxes, a "prpltsbio In creased budget .for.; 1S20, aniV stated tiiat either all grant; and aid must be cut off increased rate of taxation expected.. Ifrialiy it wa and iuforuiu ttoa be left wilh: the'ctimmlsslouer and that the Y.M.C.A. would cpnsid ered '.ritli other worthy institution when the city budget was made tip and other grants and aids.gone into. It felt by -both the "commission crs and the deputation that'ircryful publicity should be given; (o this mnt-'i tor in-order that the serious situation of a very useful und.uplifting'lnstltu- tion should be fully known by the citi- zens of and it "-was foil lhat many who were not now support- ing the Y.M.C.A. with memberships might get "out and riut'-thelr.'Bboulder to Ibe wheel. CURLING The eight rinks that are left in lie Wright Shield will line up at S o'clock tonight for the play-down. Tbo ce Is in. good shape again aud all are I anxious to see who the winner jvlll be. The draw: Clark vs. R. -A. Crawford. Macleod vs. Peat. Csrberry vs. Boyd. Skeith vs. Kifkham. The Colts Competition This Is creating considerable inter- est. While ouly the following entries are as yet to hand, more are talking dg aud Ihere .will be soma fun. Prizes will be given to the winning rink. Play starts tomorrow night in this event.- Entries lo date: Patterson, -McLean, Beaton, Rca, and Felger.. City Council Decides to Hold Two Public Meetings On City Manager Plan A public meeting will shortly be held for tUe. discussion of 4 whether H Is desirable tor the 'f city tr> change from the pres- 4 erit "straight commission form X uf government to that of com- 4 mission-manager form. The -S city clerk has been Instructed f