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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 1918 THE LEfHBRflGfc DAfLY HE1ULD Mayor Hardie on Tax Sale To the Editor of the Dev 81r Marnochs Tales and TM If it does lack of charity and consequent ly has become as BountflftK brats and tinkling Jt breathes through out the spirit of to with the lioraon who cHlnot pay bin no matter what the reaioti may should not have attempted to have property and If he cannot pay the tax es It should be taken from him with out further Thls la not good even when Al mighty dollar Isthe controlling spirit 01 sordid I need not demon strate it IB too Iff a Ipbor id1 stafts to prove that Is He IB evidently afraid tliht the tax ialo will he a success be cause he has used every ar gument to make It a lie trllrf to out every weak ness wftnotit snowing any of thd good phases and extenuating clrcumstnn N6 Burden To Ho Mams te ho very fearful that he is payingonhelping to pay some other persons I may at once relieve him of this The Interest on any that Is borrowed against de linquent paid thp delin land cortt of It by the one who pays tip his taxes Is afraid that the subdivision will be a bwdetf dn him because it was not dislralntfd rfotnb Much of by the mora torium hut give him a reason able assurance none of it is all liable to be mUcli a burden upon very as a re sult tile of distraint as fnr as Itmight have been the damage to pocket book tft bmalt that in his pros perity compared with the other ifel lows he will never miss it his charity will be but it Is well BOmetlrncB to make the heart less bear his proper portion of the white mails I City DOM Not The city IB not paying the cost of the tax r The delinquent tax payer does that excepting In the case whore the property falls tp the Marnoch is trying to forte a lot of It to the city and even then In every case It will get a valuable asset for Its But the city does not want how good the It is not in the realty btninetr for Marnoch finds fault with the council or othersf6r not getting the charter amended so that title can be had an early Well he must blame the legislature for We and othercities were to ask for this but werestaved Off by the promise of a general tax enactment at Lira last The provincial government was dissolved without Implementing this understanding because there was a powerful Do not that there is always the other fellow with Ideas that may not with yours and hemay be a bit stronger In battle than I findIt veryoften We did have to cut down on es sential services because of the non payment a but because In the larger sense tha feurden of taxation was too heavy to not only at the period of delinquency but at all ana the economy will have to be continued in that respect for many years to come If disaster is to be Too The one dread of my official con science is that our people may get too optimistic about the future and again spend money too freely on what might he considered In my judgment any increase in debt for years to come should be in a public utility that will make money for the over its running and overhead Medicine Hat at one time was aa badly off in the financial sense as any city in Western Canada on acoount of its profit making utility In the shape of will re deem itself before other cities even begin o It Is the case of the prosperous end hold Ing up the losing end as 1s often the In btuinMu Marnoch would laugh fo scorn the combined wisdom of all the mu nicipal men from Winnipeg to Vic of toe western cities found it impossible to force tax col lection lor a period of years from their embarraiied citizens without ruining them and city almost irre parable Driven From The facts are that if1 Lethbridge bad forced many worthy citizens would have been driven from their homes who are now redeeming their property even It is up for This does not to bridge but to ajl western Some Cities In notably Moose Jaw and because of the government tax law and particularly prosperous crop con ditions dQjia better than most cities the in the tax enforcement law has had to be modified and the period of redemp tion put back to practically where it Was because the other cities 41 d not have the flame conditions to h41p them that two cities men tioned above Due Jinking The money outstanding In unnol lected IB principally moriey due the slaking If the advice given ma by of the financial men Canada to buy our own city deben then It must be very good policy to sinking fund mon eys in taxes where the se curity is For if the money had own paid into the fund H would be Impossible to lead it out an tan fold security such is In unoollected Where else YQU get ten thou sand dollar a one tuou absolute first mortgage witto over every thing elsa TWp money up U this tUa fund from tltts IgeyfnijJair will earn 8 3 tlie banks would The niau wfco is Iprtuuate freca art or for lunate to be able to pay hit nhould happy and go on hie way rejoicing and be willing to help the other fellow Instead of ing him I hate no patience With the Is utterly sel fish that It you put him In a press and squeezed all the self Ishnens out of him you would have left only akin and bone arid a little tissue to remind you that what Is left was once a human Weigh Judge remem bering that might is right and it will continue to be one of the bright and shining lights of the once Great bone but now the Great We should not laugh at the other fellows misery when we suffer no I have learned to know that most men are honest and honorable and the greatest evil that can happen to them Is not to be meet their debts on due 1 know of nothing that more intensely painful to an honest man than Inability to Judge then what the home must he In priva tion and otherwise when the honest man Is not able to Take a Have a This Is not jn Jest but In all wth a full sense of wy responsibility In Yours REPLIES TO There has been a great deal ot dis cussion over Marnochs to The Herald with respect to the taxes and tax There urey some who disagree with what Mar noch and among them Is who at one time was a Can didate for and who has large interests in the In an interview to The Wilson said Marnochs remarks with regard to taxes And the tax sale are Interest but I cannot understand why he omitted to mention the real cause of the present state of name ly the unjust and Illogical method of assessment and A few years ago Mayor an xious to solve the taxation appointed a committee to consider the question Marnock and myself were members of that AC one of the meetings I moved a resolution that the tax on buildings couldbe increased and that the superassessment on unimproved lots should be I had given the matter considerable thought and it seemed to me in the interests of city that unless something this nature were done it would be impossible for unimproved property owners to continue to bear the heavy burden and the result be that property revert to the city and then the entire burden would fall qn the owners of improved I was unable to get a A smaller committee was then formed and recommended that no change should be made in the of buildings or in the This was equlva lent to advising the owners of un improved property that their case was The owners of im proved were to get something for nothing as long as police pro were to be provided af the expense of the unfortunate own er of unimproved property so long as he would stand for Surely it must be obvlious to anybody that if improved property canot bear a fair unimproved property cannot bear an Owners improved property are called specu lators to some they but many people were under the impres sion they were They cer tainly bought lots at a reasonable priceand were prepared to hold and to pay the taxes or some What happened The city increased the assessment and taxation so out rageously that the buyers calcular tlona were quite upset ami they simply had to loae the lota and the money they had I do not know it they but they certain ly flhould have a good claim against the city for because the loss was certainly brought about by action of not the present Surely If there la an obligation o pay taxes there ia also an obligation on the part of the city authorities to see that taxes are kept within bounds and property should Always be worth the Otherwise it is obvious something ia Let bo quite When a man in this city or any other city builds block thereIs absolutely uo thing Mtrutotlo about the He does it to make money ant the revenue should suffice to pay a air share of the Borne of the busi ness shacks must be yielding a very handsome Then take the The city practically an Inducement to build three1 or four on two In other it iwomotes what eventually prove to be building ot small Surely this is especially whore there Is 80 much vacant What sort of a city would we have if all took advantage inducement There Is doubt fiat unless the city alters its system of taxation ajid retrenches considerably It will before longte the longest In city it will certainly be the largest If thi city alters its ways and announces such alteration on or before the tax tlien I would regard the tax sale KB a Very good opportunity to acquire and the opportunity should appeal with force to those parties who lucky onougn not to buy u lew years INCREASED WAQEfr May ownership of railways has resulted in increased wages in all countries where it has bean bureau of labor statistics announced 5 r jJFUST an ordinary cup of coffee Surely nothing could be more commonplace to To broken and exhausted Canadian men stag gering but of a furnace of at Vimy with nerves torn to that little refreshment in the moment of can measure its significance For if may mean life itself 1 YAYC A RedT Canada Here is an officers picture of the need I wish you and the people supplying free hot drinks could see the men coming in after a big They would look like grotesque scare crows if you couldnt see the pathos of Their shoulders and heads sag forward and they slouch slowly along with never a glance to left or The strangest about them is their If tension is broken the brain may I certainly believe that in thousands of cases it was that first hot coffee that dragged the man back to lifc and Is there a woman or boy in all Canada to whom these heroes would appeal in vain Will you help the supply the coffee the thousand and one other needs of mind and spirit over there Can proud Canadians send a more more practical message to Canadian heroes now amid the perils of the greatest battle in history than this that the Canadiah people responded to the Call of the with abundant whole hearted Generosity Will YOU Help fl a M H H H Bl 91 H M 19 a i Many Give their Can Give their Money National Young Mens Christian Association JOHN ROSS Montreal National Chaiqnan of Red Triangle Fund a a m Headquarters 120 Bay Toronto WARBURTON Toronto National Director of Red Triangle Fund Lethbridge Campaign Committee g Chairman Secretary Cameron Wallace Freeman Dunlop Harry Campaign n ;