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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUH ^* THE LETHB�roGE DAILY HERALD Xctbbridje, Mlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietor* and Publlihom THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 123 6th Street South. Lethbrldge W. A. Buchat-.an President and Managing Director lohn Torianco  - Duslntss Manager Business editorial TSLEPHONES Oinca .............. 12B2 0��ico .............. 1234 .10 Subscription Ratea: Dally, cielivored. per week ... Dally, deUvored, jier year ----. J5.00 Dally, by mall, par year ......14.00 ^'eekly, by mall, per year .....ll.SO Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S..$3,00 Dates of eiplry of subscriptions sb-Fear daily on address label. Accept-�nce of pnprra r.ftc. expiration date u our authority to continue the subscription. they merely go \o the local food controller's office, show their food card and are i.'isued cmerRcncy cards coveHug the articles desired, for the period of their visit, surrendering the coupons on their pormnnent cards. Tho most � remarkable feature of the food supplies of Groat Britain Is that tit tho present time she Is not only feeding her own people, but is ffK-lng assistance to many of her allies, and tho further fact should also be considered, that tho needs of the army alone are at tho present, time six times greater than that required by the whole of the country in prewar days, -which should give thinking people some slight idea of tho stupendous task which confronts commissariat department. tho -^PICKED UP IN-* PASSING THS BUSY MAN iV^JKand Rev. T. 11. Hall, of Now-'i boro', to tho mission of Mad'oo QMeensborotigh. and M^OSE JAW AUTOCRATS MAY THINK IT OVER, Down Moose Jaw way the ratepayers are having some excitement in civic affairs. Tho city council seems to have been imbued with tho belief that it was an autocraQ;__second only to the military autocracy wlilch has the,C.ernian kaiser at its head. Mews-paper reports Indicate that the council took tho attitude that the delib-1 t^erfVnto'an'^per^Voil. erations of the council in session were nono of the ratepayers' Business. Accordingly the press was barred from attendance at any part of tho regular meetings except durins such Seventeen tons of food wore des-troyophonesrphp:{ogfaphs,; jj^^'-^^,^^,'^ since the first of the year, contrary'"-------- -----> rf^ 1 �"^'TP'"�^''� ^"^^ Imports oxceed-i aud her father killed in action. Her tocratic methods are not paiticulariy | \xport3 by nearly �300,000,000. two brothers are prisoners, palatable to Canadian people. The | This condition has been so completely _ reversed.that the exports exceed the Business firms in Jamaica having imports by about ?G25,000,000 and our | trade with Canada, liaVe petitioned the total trade which passed the billion j Governor of Jamaica regarding the mark in 1913, exceeded the 2 1-24)11- suspension of the. Halifax-Jamaica people want all the Information, not merely what the members of the city council may consider well to be given out. It will he interesting to learn how the Moose Jaw mess is straightened out The contrast between the civic farewell tendered the men of the aiount-ed Police of Calgary and the farewell in Lethbrldge Isn't anything to the credit of the leading city o� the south. I The Mounted Police have made a great recruiting record. In ten days they l\ave recruited to unit strength. That is a record that should earn for tlie force the right to go overseas as a unit Some dajrs ago the Herald suggested to the city commissioners that the ratepayers w'ould like an official report on the condition of the sewage disposal plant. We hope that it may soon he forthcoming. WHAT REAL FOOD CONTROL IS LIKE.  Canadians think that the food control programme being Instituted In this country is fairly drastic, considering the fact that we produce such.a large exportable surplus. But we haven't even touched the tringe of real food economy as they know it in Britain. There the rationing system Is now In effectj and, as giving some Mnt of what it means, we quote below from a London letter by CA.H.: The rationing scheme has been a blow to the restaurants, as a card would only entitle the holder to four meat meals a week, but they have jllecovered wonderful dishes composed wholly of vegetables, which are becoming quite popular. Profiteering however, has crept in to some extent as, for Instance, some restaurant!; in the west, end have been charging as high as Ts. Cd. for a meatless meal, ilut this non&enso will soon be iiti-poaslblo,. as they have a knack It is hardly likely that the C.P.R. win' grant the hoary request of the Lethbrldge Board of Trade for daylight service on the Crow. Not that the service Isn't needed and badly enough 'Vanted, for it is, but the transportation situation is against the granting of the request However the C.P.R. could make itself the benefactor of the travelling public it It would do sometlilng in the way of a sleeper service along the line similar .to that In effect between Lethbrldge and Calgary. Then business men wouldn't shy from a trip up the Pass as they would from a pest-house. BUDGET IN HISTORY A. K. MacLean in Absence of Finance Minister, Presents New Proposals protecting the people aguiust such praotlces. ' The unrationed articles, such as fish and eggs, naturally took big jumps in price, but these things are to })0 expected until the scheme gets ' ruuiilug smcathly. Ono result of tho rationing scheme hafi been the complete elimination of waste. It Is a crime, piinishable by Uaayy fine, to waste-even an ounce of 'feread; -and where formerly the du9t-j�lna were filled with stale bread siiph a thing now is unheard of. Kach (antUy procures exactly what it can consume, �nU no juore, it Is to bo expected, however,- turA tlJe' scheme . will bei enlarged to take in other articles as the necaaslty ai'lses. Tho blggeat draw-back should this happen win bo that Aone will he compelled -to curry about aa awful wnd ?t cards, leach article having ^ separ-ato card. Ottawa, April 3j).-To Hon. A. K. MacLean, acting'minister of finance, this afternoon fell the task of presenting to parliament one of tho most important budgets since confederation. , The steadily growing financial obilga-of I tions of the Dominion, due to tho war, made necessary the announcement of a number of Increases in exlRtlng taxation, as well as new taxation proposals. Mr. .MacLean's statoroent, which was made to a crowded house ,and in the iiresoncfl of a full gallery, attracted more than ordinary interest. The minisUir's proposfals Included a renewal and extension Of the business profits war tax, an increase in the lii-cooie tax, an increaso in the. excise duties payable on mani^iclured tobacco,, a duty o� ten cents per pound on tea, which has been free, with a similar exolso tax on tea in store, in order that holders of the article will Iip.vo no advantage; ehangos in the dutlc-s upon cof/ee and chicory, in order lo -ijlacc 'thc3 taxation'uijon these articles upon a parity with tho taxation upon toii; nn iuoreuse in the special war \i\x rateH on Bleeping car lierths anrl parlor car seats, excise taxes on mutclies and playing cards, a Bpecific duty of la tho caao of a person travelling five centa per lineal foot upon moving lion mark in 191S. The increase, he said, is attributable to war conditions. Last year our exports to Great Britain were about $GSO,000,uuO, while our Imports- amounted to about ^81,000,000. Our exports to the United States reached $4-10,000,000 while our imports" amounted to $790,000,000. Immigration :\rr. MacLoan informed th'^ 'louso that in the past three years immigr.i"-tion had reached a total of 20.^,985 despite the war. Of this total number, 169.G40 came from the Uiiited Slates and 20,124 from the British Isles, An important factor in connection w-ith this iiiimigration is that-.it is .vi lai'gely composed of experienced farmers. . ' .-. Referring to the question of exchange, Jlr. MacLean said that this had become an acute prbblem In Canada. The high rate Which has prevailed on remittances of funds to tho United States has MmpOsed a severe tax upon Importers and the public, and It it continues, must diminish imports or add to their cost. , Were -we able to sell securities In the United States the rate of .exchange might have been adjusted or normalized, but Canadians were not permitted to do so. The government did not require, during the-^eaent year, to borrow in the United States even if it were permitted to do ao,:,and,Qon8e-quently by such an operation It was not convenient or practical to correct the exchange situation. Lessen .Import* fpom U. 8. "To redress the adverse rate of exchange with the United Statea,'" said Mr. MacLean. "we must lessen our imports from the country or tho-United States must buy mora from us, or wo must sell securities across the border to the extent of a very substantial proportion of our .adverse trade balance. The government has been' very diligent In Its endeavors to bring about such financial arrangementa4wlth the governments of Gi-eat Brltalti and the United States as would materially re Hove our people of the tiurden of the present high rates of exchange. I hope that very shortly wo shall be In a position to announce the successful' conclusion of negotiations which have In view this end. In'Connection .with, tho cxcliange_ problem It might bo of' Interest to state tliat.for tho first three months of this calendar year our imports from the IJnJted States have do-ofeasod belo'w that of the corresponding period oflast year by over fSti.OOO,-POO; while our exports have increased in the same compjii'atlve period by about ?20,000,000." - .., ^ Victory; toiti , ' After dealing at lepgth with the Victory Loan-and trad?' Csindltiona, tho minister referred tdJ:the..,0O0;O0(i. In all $980,-000,000 would-be �.reqUlre'di To discharge this there .will bo revenuo $270,000,000, advai^ces^,by'Great Britain to pay for mahitontinco. of Canadian troops ovorseaB about $30,0,000.-000; unexpended balance of 'Vlotory Loan $130,000,000, making a total of $700,000,000. This .would leave a pr�#i-able balance of $280,000,000 to be pro-vl(l�d from loans lu Canada or also-where If possible. This is not inclusive of commitments for expenditures on account of the purcbaso of railway equipment nnd Cangdlan Ndrth-eri) securltlrs. "Tho latter," said Mi'.' MacCeafi, ''wo hope to extend upon Small paymetots of principal under po^vers'Which "rvv-'o are scaklng of parllnm.ont this ye�r; ami the railw.ay equipment, it, Isw^x-reeled will ho financQrt.'largely t5J^^h'o iHHue and sale of eauipment. securlt-ies." ' " steamship service. --1--------il-i i ,..............-^^V,^.^ restraining tho town from maintaining It's intake pipe upon a water lot containing ninoty-throe acres which, ho claims, bolougs to him. All persona manufacturing Ice cream, candy, cake, crackers, biscuits, pastry, confpctlonoi'y, ico cream cones or chewing'V;uin In Canada for solo must secure .a. confo'ctioner.'s licoiigo^ from the Caiiadii Food' board., / Tho Rev. Mendola do, Sola, who died In Now "i'ork this v/eek, was  vico-prealdent of tho Union of Orthodox Jewish Oongrcgatlona' of America," as WEDNESPAY^MAY 1.1018 well as, mAlatpr ot.tlio Spnnlsh-Portu-gucsO ,io:f^lsH Synagogue In M^ohtroai.. Boalrlco Lorlo, a " 19-yoar-old domestic of Oiitarlo, Htolo $12 from hop oiiiployor and than bound and gagged hersotf to prevent suspicion. Her actions %yore planned npQti a play sho had seen In tlic movies. 'V Danger of a strike on the Sandwich, Windsor and. Amhcrstburg Railway is ovorted, tho Board ot Arbitration giving tho men a substantial wage increase, In addition to other Important concesBlons. Mr.H. Rose Pastor Stokes, a wealthy New York society woman, was indicted by a federal grand Jury on three counts at Kansas City, charged with violation ot the espionage act. Customs receipts in Canada for the present montl* totalletl $14,093,175, which is a decrease of $53,981, In comparison with April last year when they totalled 514449,156. Tom Keegan, for many years a resi dent of South Chicago, died recently. Keegan estimated that he had attend cd in his lifetime 18,250 wa'lies, never .having missed at least ono a night since he was nine years old. Sir Collingwood Schreiber, K.C.M. G., general consulting engineer to the government, and one of the great railroad builders of the country, who died on Mardi 2i, left an estate *-orth $144,33L A report has been tabled in ,P.E.I. regarding the beaver Industry with a view to the desirability of conserving at tho Island. In the colony at Jlount Albion there are upwards of two thousand beavers. The U. S. national army and many organizations of the National Guard having been equipped with the United States rifle, model of 1917 (modified Enfield), the Ordinance Department announces that It has become necessary to devise some plan whereby troops can bo efficiently tralnetl in the use of this .weapon in the shortest possible time. Rev. Joseph Cantroll, of Bancroft, has been appointed by tho Bishop of Ontario to the mission of Shannon- universal military service A Soldier*s offering to bis sweetheart is naturally the sweetmeat that gave him most refreshment and ^greatest enjoyment when oii duty. BUILDING FACE BRICK, MANTLE BRICK, COMMON BRICK, ^ FIRE BRICK, HOLLOW TILE, SEWER PIPE, WALL BOARD PLASTiR, A CEMENT,/ LIME, . FIRECLAY, PLASTER PARIS, RfORTARSTAIN, NAILS, GLASS, STRUCTURAL STEEL, PREPARED ROOFING, BUILDING PAPERS, FIREPLACES AND GRATES. WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF STRAIGHT AND MIXED CARLOAD/LOTS. PROMPT MIPMENTS. PHONE OR ( WRITE US FOR PRICES. WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF'i GOAL MINING - AGRICULTURAL - MUNICIPAL BEAVEH BOARD 1245 Secohil'Ave. S. UPPLIE and equipment Phpqe7S5 THUf i' Ml .'ri--. & COMPANY, lETHBRIDGE, XlBERTA / ;