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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta t g'lMt- X -t rfffif THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD KiTAiLISHED by the HenM St., LW, Lethbrldgt, Alutrta. W. A. PHONE: Editorial, Hcportorlal and N 1224 1M7 at IU JOHN tint" PHONI: ing, ClnulatUn Jrt OepartmenU 1252 DAILY SUBSCRIPTION RATES li .71 21 5 cfaised is otlVnas desired, but totb tlilaMressw must be thttf FOR Reil Cross Drul Book Store; J. G. Beittle Murphy Co.; OrutT Lakt Hotel ertnii Co.; Jackson Kemp Cotta Co.J Alexandra Hutel; -Prortaclal Ajeocy. ple's Drug stora; Kenny A Allln; LeUibrlisn Dr. Leadlof Boot, am) Newa Store, 10IA !ta Ate. Cigar Co Wcstlake World Co. Pincher Station Edward Diamond Dr., The Wide Medicine Hat Siop. 445 Gram, ell World News Clarnet Kiel- Hotel. A. D. Jamltaoo Newt fOp Hirer Sldi Aranut. den; NEKI Co. THE WEEKLY HERALD ed every Wednesday In ellbt or tbe nnri ot 7. M. I in .dtuc THE ASSESSMENT APPEALS. 0 PINIONS as to Ihe raising of the assessments have already been expressed in these col- umns, the matter being iu a wanner sub judice, the discussion of the pros and cons of the policy of the commissioners hardly comes up'for com- ment at the present time. However, it must be said that one or too of the speakers who express- ed their opinions at the court of revision "were .rei-y trite in their remarks. Mr. E. H. Wilson's observation that the rate, and not the assessment, would be uppermost in the minds of taxpayers was a very human one. And there was a good of truth in the state- ment that by increasing the assessment the rate would be forgotten. With the prominent there naturally be efforts made to bring it down. This is only human nature. In this aspect there will be material aid afforded to that econ- omic policy on which the city js now emb'arked. i It is true, as thp assessment were decreased the same amount of taxes would practically paid in the end. Tfiis cannotbecontFoverted.' creating the interest necessary to second an economic policy, there is a great deal in what Sir. Wilson stated. Conybeare made a point reference 1o the bondholders, for ii is only natural that an increased assessment should meet with their JaVnr. The Commissioners have, without doubt, act- ed in what they consider their best 'judgment in increasing the assessments, and the publishing of the proceedings will be of inestimable value in 'directing the thoughts of the community to what is of considerable importance to taxpayers-end- to .the city in general. THE VOCATIONAL CENSUS. THE result of the survey covering the choice of vocations by the scholars" in the city schools is an interesting documenl'in showing tire bent of the youthful mind. That is to say if the, young people were serious, and theie is no to help their street railways over the rough spots. Edmonton is charging five cents stralgjtt for street railway fare now It's purely a bminesa move. cities own utilities the only way to manage them is on solid business The plea of Mackenzie and Mann for Domin- ion aid reminds one of the old gag of the buiineas man "going broke" with his "pile" salted secure- ly away. A -neck from Monday will be celebrated as Victoria Day. Which is a pretty sure indication that a sod-soaker is due about that date. That's where we beat .the celebrate either way. The Medicine Hat Times severely chastises the the Herald, tagging us "the narrowest Grit sheet in the infant the Times man- aged !o prpduce.a bumper crop of corns, and we hasten to apologize for having at some time acci- dentally tramped on the favorite. The Times might trj broadening its'understanding to giye its "pets" at least half a chance. The 25th Battery is recruiting again for an- nual camp. This is our one strictly military or- ganization, but it is a good one, and are proud of it. We have the only artillery unit in' the province, and it brings good publicity to the city. We hope the boys will turn out well and swell the ranks this year so that (lie Battery will go to camp with a full muster. It is good Jrsin- While the Herald is opposed to the ten per cent, increase in the-assessment, claiming that it tends to create a fictitious realty value, it really doesn't matter much. We have the taxes to pay anyway. But if the commissiqners were to re- duce the assessment to the 1913 figures we be- lieve the move would be a A little higher tax rate on the 1913 valuation would only reason, particularly in the case of School [be a greater incentive to economy, Bhidents, to suppose otherwise. 'As a guide to pfe-vocational training no doubt the census be-of value. The High School section favors the profes fcibns more than business or agriculture. In fact but of 44 pupils the last named are only repre- sented by a single unit. _Tt the fen idency of modern education, not only in Leth- bridge but a leaning to professional, pursuits rather than to com- faiercial if there is anything be urged against; present cbj it is this influence. education, when it becomes more populai, will offset the notion which is often implied bj higher educn .lion. It is curious in an agricultural piovmce that there should be so little interest in agricul- ture as evidenced by the choices of Vocation made. Here is something which should be rem cdied if the hnck to the land pohe> all it njcnns in development is to be successfully car tied out. The carrying out of a vocational census is a good idea, and if periodically made will prove helpful in directing the trend of education on lines which will adapt themselves to taodcrn re- quirements OUK POINT OF VIEW There seems to be a tendency in some quar- ters to look with disfavor on the appointment of Prince Alexander of Teck as our next Governor- General, not because of the man, but because he belongs to royalty. Well, if he combines democ- racy with royal manners so charmingly as the Duke of Connaughi, Canadians will welcome him ith open arms. The regime of the Duke of Con- nimght has been good for Canatii. _A number of usually well, Informed English papcjs are worrying now about the "Americaniz- ing of Cuija'da." The.Times quotes the following extract from a -personal letter to .Francis Grey from Monsignor Langeyih, Archbishop of St. 'The more I live and look around the more I see