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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XIII. FOURTEEN PAGES LSrrHBP.IDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES NUMBER "IS' Winnipeg Fret. Press Crop Re- port for Prairie Province Is Decidedly Hopeful. WHEAT ACREAGE WILL BE 10 PER CENT. REDUCED WIKNIPBO. May Canadian Manitoba Free Press' crop report for 1920, which was published today. Is a decidedly more cheerful document than might have been expected from tho late seeding. Perhaps Its very best feature is In the fact that-farmers are wise and aro not attempting to go oh seeding wheat HERALD'S WEEKLY CROP REPORT NUMBER 4. Wheat 85 per ctnt. seeded. No dimaflo from Monday's high wind i. Wheat four Inches high In some placet and growing lustily. ter rye reported as high as .16 inches. Start made In ozt seeding. Heavy acreage of flax will seeded. _ No damage df any kind ported. Wheat seeding will be finished this week as farmers are averse to towing that, crop much after May Decrease In acreage will probably be about 10 per cent. North and east wheat acreage will about normal, but south and west, especially at Pincher Crcekr Cowley and Cardston, decrease will run high, as 50 per while at New Dayton and Milk River It will be about 20 per cent, less than last year. .Fine weather since last Tuesday aUernoon has glvea the farmers Iho opportunity to do thb best week's'seed- iiig yet. Grain is gemrinatlng. Tory rapidly.' There is no call for more moisture. Much grata Is being disced jp, and although the method is uot a good one, the disced-In fields are shott- ing as well as any others. Following are the reports by districts: TURK AND GREEK TROOPS EAST OF SMYRNA .These .are the ;.silient features of teed. COALDALE (From Onr pwi) Correspondent) wheat in the- C'oaldale district vrfll be -sown this ,veek. .Tho past week lias "scon rapid progress in seeding. Mufh, wheat Is already above ground. Alfalfa Is showing a wonderful growth with tho advent of warm weather, having Brown aliout six inches the last fou- days; The timothy fields are also showing well and big hay crop is assured. Grass on the pastures Is about four inches hlgb, affording fine long after Ihe middle of May. Speak-, tho Herald's fourth, weekly crop re- lag broadly, the supply of moisture is! port today, covering a wUo district the- soil in. fine condition i from Claresbolm to Bow fslaud and i very good, not a few dis-lfrom Vulcan lo the boundary. tricte reporting .wheat up to two to; It was feared by many that Mon- foar -Indies' and no..... i started. Of course, thero is a decrease i acreage in -wheat, but, as 'that was ex-! Nobletord this uiornlug 'showed that i peeled, it is rio surprise. As nearly j not a field was damaged. The is j bo estimated from the returns; too heavy so far this spring to be hurt (194 points have been heard from) the bv soil drifting. decrease is 15 per cant. In Saskatctie-j Fanners as. a rule'.will discontinue set-Dacka since i day's high wind woiild blow out con- Islderable grain.and cause re-seeding, in j but such is not the.case. h "Word from BARHWELL j Our ow.i BAItXWELL, Alta, Hay The past week has been ideal for seeding. It Is estimated thst about I'D per cent. of till' wheat Is now In the ground In this district. The ere In. is above grr.und is making rapid growth and iu many places is th ce high. A heavy wind started this merit- ing and has Leen, blowing a cak- all day which makes In Ine Held wan aad 10 per cent in Manitoba and sowing wheat by' the. end of this week i very disagreeable. A so'ol ;in other words, jairf will get busy on oats, barley aniljraln would be appreciated, uit an wheat is something Bal. The. flax acreage will probably the acreage in orer as against ,in 1919t and given a continu- ance of tho present favorable condi- fee quito possible for west to reap more wheat from Uio reduced acreage than it did from the larger acreage ot 1919. Little Coarse Grains' Increase Tho only disappointment in the re- port is the apparent small Increase iu coarse the reports indicating that while there will be sorao in- creases, at many points there will be-i BO increase at all. Tho increases will and-flax. Fanners aro preparing to do exlen- aive summer which is a. gtod'lhing and fhueh needed afler Iho war periodj: :VV of feed and 'are de- cidedly better .lhan was- anticipated, And horaes are'not in a poor condition (or Epring work as might have been expected. In .tho districts where thero was grasshopper" trouble last year, they were asked to report on that condi- tion and the reports are uniformly to the effect that so far no trouble is in- dicated and preparations are being mado lo fight It should it occur. French Reds Had Plan to i Form Soviets '.PARIS, May rule, in France to have Jjcen established if the revolu- on.May 1 succee.deiL according lo 'the French, police-, who said 'today thej'ihad obtained com-" 'pJcte evidence, of this from .dpc'uiiients'itlicy have secured. Tl ic police d uclared the 'hulk of .-tins evidence was .found among, the papers seiz- ed .at the residence of Boris Socialist editor, 'who was arrested yesterday the change Of having plot- ted safety of the slJtc. Olh'eis.''evidence, they stale, was'found at the home of Elicnne Ecycqne, one of the secict mes, of ihc federation oakirg 1 r !hojd niLii who was ar- rcstcd jesteidaj morning. AnotHer Baltic War and Bulgarians With Troops Prepare to Resist Greek Occupation of Thrace. CONSTANTINOPLE, May Associated Press) I All Negotiations Re Ambassa- dor (o Washington Be Laid Bare. -Greek and Turkish troops have clashed about 25 miles j Ficlding Resoiution east or amyrna, where the Turks are taking the offensive and are apparently massing reinforcements preparatory to further advances against the Greeks. Fighting has occurred between Magnisa arid Mchamen.. jafar Tayar, Turkish commandant at Adrianople, has senl a message here from that city saying Turks and Bulgarians are preparing to resist the Greeks. He declares they will meet the Greeks mid-way between Adrianople and Tchatalja when the Greeks begin the occupation of Thrace. H.C.L Crest Reached ,-f Prices Won't go Higher PeopleBuyingCarefully OTTAWA. May house d Tided tonight on Hon. TV. S. Fiel! ing's- resolution calling on the goven ment to submit tbe matter to parlis ment before proceeding with tbe ar. polnrjnent of an. ambassadbr a Washington. The amendment was foaled hy a, majority of five. Th vote v.as S3 for the amendment an- 68 against It. llr. Fielding receive an ovation when he rose to record bv vote. It wns a straight party von The sis members of the Proereasiv party present voted with opposltloi Tnor were Thompson of Qi AppeBe, Held, of McKenzie, Knoi Kennedy of Glengan-7 and Johnson o be 50 per cent, higher.. (Continue'1 on F-'our.J Hungary Increases Indicate Over Six 1511- lion Francs Yearly, Willi More to Come. BUDAPEST; May (By Associated gary the; to Ker by .the allies, it was ;Kerg.today. .Gpunt Albert Apponyi who stvpii'giy-opposed the acceptance :of "the treaty, has icsijner! from the peace delegation. TtfE DAY IN PARLIAMENT The First reading given bill; to place cer- tain tines railway un- der provincial government con- trof. ,VS The .franchise' bill again consid- ered in- committee. Progress re- ported. Hem W S-Fielding submitted a resolution demanding that the. corsult pariiamehti.be- fore of a Cinadian It was defeated by a narrow majority. f NEW YORK, May graphic reports to the New York Evening Sun from the leading in- duslrial centers where the saries of life are produced are to the effect that the crest of the highVprices has been reached in the. United States, and In many instances, passed. Nowhere is there found any indication that prices wilt be higher next fall and winter than they are now, and in most places it is indicated that a reduction is certain to come. The main reason for the pre- diction- ii.thr.t people have finish- ed their era of. extravagance, and. arsnot'bijyTntr Without regard to price as in the past. They are. doing without non-essentials to a large extenf and arc buying cheap- er articles Jhan the highest prfced. best and LEAGUE OF NATIONS DISCUSSES RUSSIA v HQJiB, May of questions Russia occupied the council of the league of-nations, which'held executive sessions yesterday. The council has lo.rtd-' dress a nolc expressing, its ap-. preciation and thanks to all voluntary associations thropgh- out Ihe world which porting the ing public opinion In. fnvor 'of that organization.. ff ff Mountain. Tho nouw then, Into supply. Demanding that all negotiation's minating in tlte creation of Car.adiu representation at Washington be lai" bare to parliament and the people o Canada, prominent members of th, Liberal opposition attached the goi eminent for Its poHcy of "secret (L plomacy." A Dangerous Precedent Hon. Mackenzie King, leader of Ihi opposition, eipressetl surprise the representatives of tho Canadla' people should not be permitted to BCI one paso of the file which dealt i such far-reaching ilepartiire m' poHcy, lie charged that tlie goverc ment in to make public, the documents which had passed bt tweet; the various governments in volved in the matter of Canadian dip lomatic representation at Waslilngloi was adopting a .daiiE-sroua precedes Involving the question, of suprem.icr o? parliament or the autocracy cabinet. j Borden Accepts" Responsibility. LUXURIES HARD HIT BY NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY SIR HENRY DRAYTON; FINAL PURCHASER PAYS SOMETIMES the opinion that it. would'not'1'be ii the public Interest to reveal} all tha bad passed previously lo ation ot the tiiat be accepted full responsibillt for bis part of the negotiations. The; hail been in for llirea year; As long agn as .that he bad taken u; Um mailer with ministers of the Brit isb government and finally it wag de cideii that a trade commission wbuli better serve .Canadian interests dur PARJ'S, 'May in French revenue from indirect taxa- tion and state monopolies arc aeaiii slic'wu tor llio month ot April in a statement Issued by the deiiartmcnt The total amount receiv- ed Ironi theso 'sources during General Revision of Tariff Following Immediate Hearings Taxes Greatly Increased, Some lo be Paid by Consumers Made, Some by Wholesalers and ates Reach and Revenue Estimated at Delivers First Budget Speech or less, .and two cents for each addi- tional jlOO.OO-or fractional part there- of. Stamp duties on- patent mcdiciuer, British preferential war tax was en- tirely relieved, as well as the on month was francs, or 59 per .cent In eicess of the correspond- ing figure for April, 1911. If this rate is maintained, tho year's Increase In -revenue will-be francs, as compared with pre-war figures, nays I lie statement. fiuance department predicts that the permanent budget charges will be fully covered as soon as tho :now.taxos voted by the chamber of francs arc put into effe-oL. department of finance says the rc- cuperatlvo energy- of Franco is thor- SIR HENRY DRAYTON'S STATEMENT OF POLICY "Our he said, "calls a thorough revision of the tariff a view to .the adoption of such reasonable msns-jres as may be ''Articles of Sir- Henry said, "should be heavily taxed- Food commodities snd other nicessajiet of life, not produced r.or minufactjrcd in Canada, should, If taxed at only such Imposts as wire nicss- sary for revenue pUrpoees.'1 e these taxes constitute one of'llie' best barometers of the econ- uralc situation. Watson Now In San Quentin QUENTIN, May (8. p. Watson, confessed murderer of nine women whom he married Wfjamously, arrived at the state penitentiary this morn, ing to begin a life sentence. WINNIPEG AVIATOR HAD FORCED LANDING WINN7PKG, May A. A. l.cltch, M.O., D.C.M.. who left on ft flight yesterday afternon for Carman and return and for whom some anxiety was felt when he had nut returned at ii lato hour last night, telegraphed word this inonlDR that he had been forced to land hear. Sperling. when he ran short of gasoline. Col. Lciloh ppent Iho night on the prairie and, Is expected, weather permit- return to tlio city late today, OTIAWA, May 18. (By Ciinadian follow- ing is a summary of the taxation proposals submitted to paiiia- the minister of fmancc this afternoon: Tile per cent, of tlie total purchhse price on boots and shoes costing over a pair; men's and boys' suits cost- ing over men's and wom- en's overcoals costing over each; fur cdats'aiul robes over 100.00 each; dresses over women's snils ami on hats, hose, neckwear, shirls, purses and gloves costing above certain specified figures, as well as on some other wearing apparel, all fans, opera glasses, cut glass- velvet and silk fabrics, lace, ribbons, silk embroideries, and sporting goods, Also on clothing, agricultural ImplemcrSs, The war cusloms duties Imposed to be aflixed by man-; in 1D15 are now entirely removed, jufacturer or importer instead of re-l sir Henry alsomnnounccJ thai pub- tailor as now. I He, sitting! for tariff revision would Film (ax of 15 cents i-ach day j he.held throughoul Canada after pro- useU abollphed