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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAIICU 2. 1018 TUB LeTHBRIDGe DAILT IIRRALO PAGE THlRTEfel* ontroi Is Saving In Canada (ThlH lu'llclc wna ill typo hoforft tUo clinngo In Food Control took pllaoe). SfiVlngB whUih In llio ftggrogato ttnount to Hovoral Innulreda tons por iJiontli of lieaf anil bacon Imve boon effocCod UB It riisull ot an -OrdGV In Council prg|j�ll)IUnK Hcrvljife.ot thoao nioalB In (i�y of the KfiOdQlfJabilistCftt^ ing plac'efl,.Ill Canada oifj,Tjiikna'ytfaii^ Vrkb ' ' �'� '' ' ' ntuul ti-o liy llils 'ftytttoiii oCI'voliifitary �ra-U'diililiijJ The reniilfnmunt, lliiit inibllo " oatiiig placos provide NiiljatitulPH for white broiid at nil meals and voluntary UHe of wheat tlour subatltutoB In Iho homos hnvo resulted In a Inrgo saving of whuat flour tor uxporl to tho Allies. AMueh: lias -been doiiu to ;cteouragO'; tlVo utilization of, Inland, J>vaier� lis fiiBOiirco oE fish supply/. ' f J'ledfio carfl ca^ttpalgns have been KcpXduct'cd. In several proylncos .und arrangomenjB raadq, tor Bimll�r cam-palgtiajn olher provlncoa. In Ontario; f IhTS. work jvas done in co-operation with th'n Ontario Organization ot .Resources �(:;oinmltteo. By this moans' tho need ot food conservation has been Impressed upon tlie people ot the Dominion and (he co-oporalion of tho women in many thousands ot homes has been secured. An organization rcpreseutliig- the l^ood C6ntroIler ia working in each ot tlxo.^jjro.vincos,.-An- od^Jcational' cam-palgif lias been conducted and th^';poo-ple are Ijeing intortriod bt the grdvlty of lh6 toodAltuatlon.. i'roniliient business men and representative women have boon onlisled in this work which iB being conducted with absolute freedom from political influences. . Dlnlug-car and'hotel menus have -.boeuBlniplltied with* vie>y to conserving food. I The Food'Controller hasco-Operated with,'the United States Food Administration, the liritish War Mission, and representatives of tho Allied nations and joint action has been taken in many instances to secure equitable allocation of certain important food supplies und to obtain tor export to tho Allies overseas supplies ' wbich were urgently needed. Tho Food Controller has secured tletlnlto Information as to the commodities most needed by the Allies und the co-operation ot tho Federal �nd Provincial Departments ot Agric-ture has been secured in a campaign for greater production, especially ot food animals. An Order in Council has been.pass-fed Upon the recommendation of tlie Food Controller prohibiting the stile' after certain dates, except under license, of yereal foods in packages of less weight than 20 pounds. This action will enable the Food Controller upply and prices of milk iii urban to require that substitutes tor wheat no packing company will bo allowed a greater prof it. than 2 per cent, on. Its'total Bales during any one year, that one-half ot all profllB on packing house operations between 7 and .15 per cent on actuaP capital invested In tho business s.'iall belong to the Gov-, ornniont, and Ih^t al|,'profits In .ex-cesB ot 15 per certt. shall belong to4he Govcriinientr .. ' '.Upon the recommendation ,6t tho Food Controller, an,Order InvCounoii has boon passed prohibiting the. u?e for the distillation' ot potabln llnuors of grain of any kind, or. any- substance which can bo used for -too*!. ' -For violation of .'.his Order heavy .penliUlOB are provided. , An arrangement has been made jvlth tho millers under which mill by-products will bo sold by them at cost, and tho margin of profit allowed to the dealers may be on a fixed baslB tor cashi infornnUlon Ims been obtained as to the available supply of tin plate and tlio amounts reiiuired by the food la-dustricB of the Dominion! By curtail-ing the use of tiji plate tor other i)ur-pOsos where practicable. It Is hoped to Bncuroafluffioiont supply tor the dairy Industries. A Bureau ot Licenses has been organized In remarkably short time and is dealing proniptly witlj all Inquiries anA applications tor Jtcensos tor the export'of the food and other - commodities enumerated, iii the list of exports which are prohibited 'bxeopt under license. Through tlie Fish Committee of this office, and with the cooperation the Canadian Covernment Railways, tlie Food Controller arranged a special fast service for fresh fish in refrigerator cars by the "Seafood Special," running throe times por week from Mulgrave, N.S., to Montreal, and reducing time In transit from the Atlantic Coast from 69 to 45 hours. This regular service, which .was provided without expense to the Government, ensures a steady supply of fresh sea fish, marketed throughout Quebec and Ontario in good condition, and at the lowest possible prices. Co-opera tipn of.tI;e express companies has been secured and fish consignments are given special .rfonslderatiou. The l''ish Committee receives reports on all shipments from tho Atlantic and In-I vestigates the cause ot any delays. The Committee arranged- for sup I plies of-gasolene for the fish' industry -i^IaXlrivHRTpriccK nnve been fixed for winter cnnglit Jakf fl.sh in the Prov-, in,p08 ol^/.Alberta, Saskatchewan and' MnhltoWi^and profits of middlomiin' havo b�in limited �o that the prl^o' 1,0 the colisumer will bo in direct pro^ portion 'tiJ the price actually paid to tho flsMrmen, ThlB has eliminated (sompotttjfve bidding for the export market., Under (he new arrangement with the." fish trade Canadian dealers ^ui|f bOjSUpplied, so that ample lake tUli,'wnK|�Sl*vailabi, plan which il .,. .______ tiniatod, effect-a'".da-iting of raoro than $1,500,000 in the cost of milk' dlatrir butiou In seventeen of tho principal cities of Canada. Their report has beou published ami is beiiig given wide circulation in the liopo that; permanmit solution may bo foniid o llio problem ot roductng tho'6xcoByiv( cost of distributing.milk. ' The Food Conti-ollor lias obtained the power to roin'i'o all deaiprs in food'commodities to secure a'lic'orise' from his otieo to carry on business. Such licenses may 1)0 cancelled or suspended tor violation of any ot the Food Controller's regulations. Ho also has been given authority to prescribe tho conditions',upon which any food may bo sold, and to regulate such mat-tors as grades, markings, units ol i^easura or;\yeight, and price. In tl\ia way the Food Controller has obtaihba a control of the trade in foodstuffs which will be ,iwe,(i; at, blB-dlscretion, to prevept spdciilatloii and to keep tli'e profits of middlemen within a reasonable amount. Before; "applying t,\\e: license system to'any particular trade, reprosentatlyos of that trade will be eonaultod asHo copdlttoiia^iot llco'inslng, etc. Legitimate dealerg will be 'pro-te,ctod and will not bo subjected to injustice or unnecessavy inconvenience by any raoasuros which may be ta({en li\ the iptorests of the gj^ouoral public. ,Tho Food Contvollei'.bas required all flour mills with a'capacity dt 100'bar- veils ot flour or more par day to obtain a license.from his office. Every llgonsoij. estalillBhm'oiil must submit regular swovn statements of-costs of manufacturb, and profits on sales'and tl\o not pro^iit8 ot, Q^nqdlA,)!^ mlllora. have been limited to'a maximum av-orage of 25 cents on Hie mllllpg ot sut-flcilout wheat to make a barrel of llour of WQ poniida and tho ottala pio-ducod ill conneotion >vllh such milling. .'Jl'ho mftnufaoture ot alandard grades of fl.our, reijrGaonttng tho high-oat pQroehtago. of-extr�ctloiv'froni the wheat that will give a wholoBome loaf ot, bread, will bo compulsory upon all mllip. In tlil^^jvay Uwi;9,'iyyi bo a javj ll)B In when;l beo'lluHS �lla'rBe^;|)|;dsibrjrt tlpii ot tho wjvoat'larlijl' wllWb||jitll(il|Ia'^'w�B' niad(^:Hi08sible;ibe-i cause tho Food'Controljor, for Canada" was represented before the Into^ai-lonal Sugar ComtwlBSlon, whloh(fft \m ftunoviitosd that. in tho aiarltiine Provinces-and dls-llllote for the Pacific Coast fisheries, thus preventing a shortage ot these supplies which threatened to tie up tho shore fishing fleets on both coasts. Consumption of 'fish has been increased In tho Province of Quebec by a special campaign. Ueports. from wholesale dealerrf. show that sates havo beon in'croa�fc"d and that ,many;-new ordferB are being received from small towns. :, ; Sonio 500 refrigerator fish display cases havo been supidled for -retail; dealers i|i fish in order to facilitate marketing in good condition..The BJood: Controller's Office is paying part ot' tho cost in order that fish may bo available to the local dealers at a price whl;00 cash bail. Tlie ca.se has created a stir in the colored colony.. 'i'he history or. tho "iilot. which is alleged to liav.ij boen.'concocted for purpose, ot-saving Knox from .punishment for shooting William llo.wiird at Tabor la.st' }^,'illo\ve'on read.s- like" a dlmo novel. .It -S'ppear.s that .Mrs. Knox was lu the I'nitwl States at th'e.tlme of the SJiootirfg; .But oii her retiirn she -went j.toTaberand sold her husband's Mr-ber ahop for f riijO. " Oirh'or let'iirii'to the city, according tlj the .story told in her evidence yesterday, and borne out in a number ol tlio main detail.s by tho stolT of Charles Hrower, generally cona-idered tlio king ot (he colored colony in Lethbrldge, she went to the hoapRal, �where Howard was undergoing treatment for his wound, and paid him $240 to' got out of towa ao.tlm,.Ji6 would not be found when the trial ot Knox carao up. Howard's-story was that ahe^gave him only JHO. but.promised him 1,300, provided he would-not. appear against Onife ^^j^cVj^ivitifteHc*^.;either advancing his prices 'or closing paper thAe-tto movlJig plpturfe produc^v' era ot the United" State8';i^iJ\l�tUlon.t 1 ed the .government to � maKA^&tn^w -fl^-i/ teen cent coin for the cpnvtnleuce'oj: movie patrons. So, this iliife*'|;not..lQol| as though the 15 cent ;Blf(]S)r'->had any reason to ;drop out ot o^atm;Blioj|irv-b�ck?ag�in^, vr^-'vr'" � a-Watiimint''Frem,':'Mf.', Flismlho;,' afrrFleinlng,'bf Starland,' mates the following Btatement regarding Increased prices; , . " ''In coBnectlon with the advanced prices at the picture houses I may aay that'so far aa I am concerned I advertised the fact In the Herald extensively last fall, but In caae someone, han not seen the advertisement, I >wlll WITH-THE ,y�x||c;�4^�:IN4rRANCK his.^ doors. In my own partlculiir case, Kam"*piiylng;in some instances four ,?m'es as much tor teakures as 1 wa paying a year ago. I am not playing a' slnglo feature that Is not 100 per cent.s-l^lghcar in cost than a year ago. Oiirbdiia ;have, adyftnce.d ,200i per cent, in ithb-jji^ast two Vp'ars:'.Machl.ties,,anfl,' iiiachln^ pa.rt's-hn'vei adJ?iijno"Bd'',l'60rp^r; .c^Iiti;�ilv^Mi'e ^ame ,fJni'et>Theh. thoi-e^'ft ^ I people^vho do^^thetrick'ing'-vfrouid" stop to think for a m(|iute of the numlier of days in the year that.we lose money on account of the weather they .would see that there is a -great element ot chance in tlie picture shown; business. It stands, to, teason that, wlien ovevy-thlug else- is'i soaring in price, that the prices must rise ip this business the same as in any othof. People aro demanding good pictures, n)s' lOOi'iioj; icpnt.. (jJxeapw.^'fhls-l. oauipKovQ. ,-Alfio-thero; ar.o ^ other places , wlioee thoy Ichi^'go'dquble What'Fh'av.o boen cliarg-;lng.,.-lt.jmURli.also bo;i'eiuombered,'that^ thlit Ihoro Is'a/henvy duty, prt.thosfllms; ;[outorlng\Caiiijd?- Flluuj, .shown-InjCnn-' lada are praoUcally allipndo-Hi* th.o-U; Is.'CoinpaHsons along^tl\ltJ Una'slBnlty. nothing.- l^i, concliifllorr J,)'njai?l�iiy�iWal! jltniiyopo' tblulI am-' preparwt; to' back ui) my statements with figures on record In my office,,and.,c^. provO that I "am making less profits'/ slnco advancing pricos, than* wKen 1 paid losp tor fllm'sorvice andjchargod only titte.en ceiUB. 1 believo'that thij majority' ot the. people ot, Lethbrldge, have - sufficient iutellaot to see bv theao Btat^menta that the.^riaotn pTlcoaf was Inevitable,, and It la uiot ,ln. Loth-' bridge alono thatv.thoy, havb-rlsen but In every city west of the', Qrpat. lAik(?�, and many eastern cltlesf. (ind U. S. Icltlos as well,"  i ,1 her husband at his Ij'iaj.-;;.; ,^ > ' -'xi After getting out gt ^tlvp hospital ' '.^ Howard w'enl; to 'Vaneotiver. It ap- , i-J pears,, lioweverj that ""ioffii troiiblo arose during tlio wlnt;aii action tdiViGOO ,4amii|^6s..for>,siandiBr' tnstltut-edf^uy-Mi-sI^hox agairi's't,�Brow'er, rtt^'' � ^ tB(at4dhtt4:�4MBrflmtMirl^M^l^a�a4rs��^l4.-�J,''4 L'Browfer'.'I'lB npSv^^'allteed-'tti'have gone . i tb>,Vanc6tiver riot Jong agO''and.,urKed '"'i Howard to come back to Lethbrldge to . give evidence agaiiisl the husband ot --h^ 'Mrs.' Knox, with VKohi he was no -i j,5; longer good friends. {| The alleged frame-up will be aired In, $. Supreme Coitr.l on Mond'ay,'meanwhile ." M the,aucused>iiro,out on bail. The ac- 1 tlon.agiilnat Bniwer lix District Couit (or slander fsalfSo pending.. . >,f . 'r-. ~   V EVERY .FARMI�;R SHOULD . "Winnipeg, M�rv2iH-tVeijy.:.lli�Bi: . fi ]-,catt)e,k(ijoi'' whP/hM ' contrac^sftg flupply ?b�f^for jthiV-'^i'i British r-QDVernment, ' 'Mr. ,{^f,n(i;|P Itoft Wlnnlptg wry. ,,t:i. V KoDQld Wejtem Packing' capifpfiny. �Ko - conferred-withvMr. BurnB;)cibnt�nd-'v'^^'' \ ed that t.l�aat.len�ha�ftih(iuld,^(}uartep "Bec^ion- �(9rked bv riper. ^ He eniph�-s . Blzed*the lfi^pprta�\ce-;of the orwp vvhlpl>iivv4,tijf "tBrnpovy^r the .fedBi gpv^rpmentito vtakijioyer ,4^n. Irt^jat^Ppi't William'and .sVr[ . them to^ t he fa rmcr. at: fro nt' t1 Jt--.15 a ton.'- f�e BtatedWhat at>pr .'lit Boreenlngs which the termli^ -..^elevators had obtained, free-, were ;i bluing sold to farmer* at $35 a tbn f.o.b. Fort William. BRITIS^ -SHIPPING iNrewiT*';,- N-ew Yoll,, kai 3 -Additional 'evV^ d(jiico that Bi'ltlBh aliUiplng Intei'^ista^ are not Idle In .planning', ,tojireg woild tuido �r(('i' tta \vai, ^{�Sw In niuiltiiue circlOB t?)day':lt�'iUi" nounccniont by the RoyaliMalls Pack(>i Company tlfiit.m^w/headq or� had been-o^iena^Tp-Bu'ewM^i'* 48 ;