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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL Tlili NEWS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THE HERALD'S PAGE 0? LIVE LOCAL NEWS [WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1920 SECOND SECTION LETHBRIDGE, ALBEUTA, SECOND SECTION PAGE SEVEN Lacal Retailers Predict New "Luxury" Taxes Will be Very Unpopular With Customers; Means More Accounting too Those Affected More or Less Stunned Uy Announcement and Are Not Inclined to Give Personal Interviews Until More Details Are Available. The Heruld was busy this mornlni; ascertaining tho individual opinions of merchants iii the city as to the effect ot the new budget taxes In tins way it .would affect them. With those whom the representative of this pa- per" was ablo to get iu touch Hie opin-! Ion was-adverse to the new tlons. Only ouo merchant, a furnishing store proprietor, who con- fessed that he had not given It a close study, expressed himself in favor of it on the principle conveyed in a lui- nry tax, but, be himself was very dub- ious as to how It'would workout. Tho opiuion was strongly esprc-sseil that the government should at least have consulted the men in the retail trade and other business men before "jumping" into the tax proposals. The articles, it was further staled, that are regarded as luxuries at-the prices named are not luxuries but practically come under the policy of true econ- Luncheon in Evening Will Be Enlivened By Timely Discussion. With ilio announcement of Finance Minister Draylon on taxes the retail merchants of Lethbridge will have considerable to lalk about at tho monthly meeting of tlieir association Thursday evening. President Xelson this morning said it Is important- that every retail merchant in Iho city at- tend ilio luncheon. Provincial Secretary Kellas is in Leilibrldgo today and will be at tlie luncheon. It is expected Mr. Kellas will be in position to take part in the discussions. :As announced in last night's paper the new taies hit many branches ot tlio-retall trattc, and as today the re- committee will consist ol the city com nilssioncrs. The place for the banquet has no been decided oh yet. Several propos were before the general connujl ice. Tho exhibition buildings were not looked on with favor, and th place nurrowed down'lo the Methodis and Presbyterian churches and Hen derBon's garage. However, this nues tlon will be decided by the hfin committee. I Another meeting will be held Friday afterndon In Maynr Hardie's ofiice. It 1 ,he KAvt some ties of.the. garni suits; dresses and coats of the higher price: It, was again urged that the new procedure would necessitate ex-, Ira expense on tbe merchants in the pockets. way of office help to keep lab on the various Uses paid by tho pu.-tfhasor to he bonded over to the government. Tho process was regarded as cumber- some, cosily In tho administration ajul action if thcyjiro going to accustom themselves to the'taxes without pay- lug too much money out of their Mr. Nelson declined to discuss the new taxes as they afi'ect tho mercli ants. He 'will give the results of Ills study at tue meeting Thursday in Uie Planting Spuds Costs Money Today Seed Alone Coals Over Acre and Labor age WllliBo Reduced As liesult. commence at o'clock. LOCAL G.W.V.A. PRESIDENT IS PROVINCIAL DELEGATE A mark ot confidence repos- ed la him and the .respect and regard in which ho !s generally held by the war veterans, Is shown by the selection oE Mr. Thomas hougworth, president of the local G. W. V. A., by the provincial committee of the Al- berta to represent the association as delegate at (he placing of the whole onus on the retailer. Will Affect Trade That Iho luxury lax would afieel (rado in the selling of the higher priced articles was Irecly expressed, particularly in the system ot Ihe.pur- chaser having to come through with tho tax on top of Ihc purchase made. as luxury prices on garments' fas regarded as not cor- rectly applying lo tho same. It was intlmaled that the -sales tar, to lie} applied 'to.manufacturers have been made to apply 'to retailers instead ot the collection of luxury tax lieih'g on them; 'This would expedite mailers considerably In tb'ittlt. wjll 'get over tbe classifying .which. Iho. noK' ..im- taxing lux- uries "wagUh'bu'ght lo b.e all _ proposed system, togelhcr -with tbe classincatibn of what were regarded us luxury prices', was met with dis- favor. One merchant stated that tlie proposed .system ot taxation would give a loophole to any merchant who act. dishonestly, in that Ihe lax cov.ld be kept back, and that to carry the system out effect- ually would mean the employment of a host ot inspectors "with soft jobs for somebody." StlUiy 31 tltw UlUtfL-Uiii iii iib.bii'jmiiuu ut> uuiuaavt; tit, mw Alberta Grill. The meeting will forthcoming coavcnllou of the at C.30 ColuQibia veterans to be held at Fcrnle on. Juno 3rd, 4ih and 5th.. Mr. Lrongivorth has licen chosen lo represent" the veterans of Alberta no less than eighteen times on tho various occasions where veterans have Potato acreage iu Southern Al- iorla'wlil to greatly reduced Ibis up ring owing to the cost ot seed and labor. This 'fact was made ap- parent this morning by a number ot farmers who were interviewed. Planting will- run tho fanners in- to an expenditure In tbo neigh- borhood ot ?61 an acre. This figure la considered to be tho low- est possible.- ,It takes'eight hundred pounds of seed acre and potatoes were 'selling at SHc per pound a couple ot weeks ago. but now run up to pound. The lowest figuro would.jnean an expeudllure ot 451 for'seed and H has been csllmated that labor would cost J10 an acroVa't the very loweoL In Iho cost of labor for handling Iho crop has been est4i- 1 mated at approximately an acre, make the low- total in' the neighborhood of an That would mean (hat consumers would have to pay a much higher price for new potatoes in the early fall. Tho average yield of potatoes In Sou- thern Alberta is seven tons; to the acre. 31. Falrfielu. ot the Dominion Biperimcnlar.Fariu, dues not expect potatoes ao abnormal prlco next fall. There is au old axiom, 'Mr. Falrfield thai all potato 'grow- ers bear in1 BJind, and that is that i afo high in tbe spring J.! they a're invariably low in price in the fall. In regard to the cost of putting in the crop Mr.' Fajrueld pointed out That last year potatoes from one cent to two and a half coins a pound. "The price ot polatoes in spring is absolutely uo criterion of tho price In the he said. Definite Announcement Is Made This body Is Invited. AH troubles in connection with the Great Falls trip have been wiped away and the trip Is now assured. P. B. Edgttt, who has been managing the affair, report- ed this afternoon that the excur- Is assured and that he has received sufficient enquiries and promises to make him feel that success is bound to come. From Calgary nnd Medicine Hat and from a number of towns in Southern Alberta business men have signified their intentions of taking In the trip. They recog- nize the possibilities of such a gathering- of business'men repre- senting such Important centres. The prime object of the excur- sion is for n conference of busi- ness men Of Southern Alberta and of Great.Falls on matters of mut- ual Interest and importance to both districts. Such subjects as better train service, quicker work at the border and good roads will be talked over. Although the above Is the ob- ject of the trip, no one desiring to spend the 24th of May in a good time wilt be refused a ticket. The excursion is open to all. The special train will leave Lethbridge about midnight Saturday nnd will return to Lethbriclgt early Tues- day morning: The charges for the trip will not exceed twenty dollars for each person. Charges were, made of by What's Matter, Raymond! ff tf Judge Gives Broad Hint Ralph Collett, who confessed to taking part in the of the Raymond post office last Decem- ber, and svho had been remanded for sentence, came up for the same before Judge Jackson and was given six months In the pro- vincial jail. In passing sentence His Honor took the age of the youth, who is 17 years old, into consideration. He felt that it was not so much the fault of the youth that he had got into trouble but the particular slate of the moral outlook of the young in the com- munity In which he lived. In making this statement His Honor said he was led to the same by the number of youths of 16 and 17 years of age in Raymond who had occasion to appear before htm. He considered that there was something wrong In this and that it was a fcr the people cf Raymond to take up and serious- ly consider. mot for convention. the Great Northern but, according to word received this afternoon, this charge has been withdrawn. Arrangements have been made for a customs officer to do his duty on the train at Lethbridge EO there will not be a delay at Coutts. An engine from the Great Northern will take charge of the train there and LethbrTdge citizens will be allowed to sleep in the cars while staying In Great Falls. The Great Falls Commercial Cltib has arranged a program for visitors. According to word sent by them a live time is promised the Canadians, FREIGHTER BURNS UUI'KP.T. II. 0., May The Wallace Cannery freight boat S. I'. W. was burned uwir elusion, with a hiss of nets. tin and c'inipnteut totalling llf.0.000. Tiie hulk .was beat-lied in .shallow witter. Three women the job of 'flile iviigle. 1'a. are candidates foi of police oJ passhig ,a field at Bridge- port, Ooim., vrh'ere several suiaU boys vere playing 'tiasehall, a roan struck-with tho liall and'fatally in- jurcd. Names. :Addecl: and .Plans Map- Be': Decided. The lax proposed has been in vogue in the States.for Ihe pasl two years and, as one merchant said, 'it was very unpopular with Hie consumers. Movie Men Smile Lcn Brown, manager of fhe Colon- ial thcalrc, said today that Iho remov- al of the fifteen cent lax on films means a saving of close lo two thou- sand dollars a year lo the motion pic- ture bouses in It also removes an unjust lax, in his opinion. DOWA'GER QUEEN ALEXANDRA IS NOT SERIOUSLY ILL -Men and women alike are being en- rolled to prepare the entertainment for the members of the Canadian Man- ufacturers' Association, who will lic in Lethbridgo on Juue.2 for several] hours. At a meeting of the commit- tee appointed at the joint luncheon ot the notary Club and Board of Trade Monday, every member of the I. 0. D. E. charters was called into scrvico. The. committee meeting was held yes-, lernay afternoon in- Mayor Hardlc'sl office. Additional names were added to the] original coinmitteo and. sub-commit-1 tecs were appointed. A discussion look place as to the form o! the en- tertainment to bo given and It was though! advisable to take the visitors for a tour of tho Coaldalc district imd give Uiom a luncheon In Lethbrldge. The ciuestlon of a dance was also brought up. The reception committee will con- sist of C. T. Jamicson, J. D. Hlgin- botham, tue city commissioners, and LONDON, May rumors their wives. The entertainment corn- concerning the condition of Dowager' mitUTo will be all members of every Queen Alexandra, has been suf-! committee. On the transportation fcring from a bronchial cold, were sctj committee are Arthur Baalim, Asa at rest this morning by one ot her! Varks. Peter Lund, D. A. Harris, A. secretaries, who told the. Associated Uarnsley, P. E. Spooner, and 0. B. Ed-: Press that the nueen was so much gelt. P. W. Downer Is chairman of: the banquet committee, and the re-. gents of all I. O. D. E. chapters with] the members of those chapters, Stafford have been placed; Retail The regular monthly luncheon of the Retail Mer- chant's Association will be Held.. TOMORROW, THURSDAY, at 6.30, Grill. This-will be an IMPORTANT MEETING Every merchant is asked to be there, whether a member or not. Mr. Kellas, provincial secretary, will be present and the new Luxury Tax Announced Yesterday Will Be Discussed WE do not compete in price willi the ordinary piano, but we do compete In 'quality ,wllh tbo best on tlie market. THE WILLIS PIANO "CANADA'S BEST" is a good Investment for -tiie- reason that iiioiiey well raoiioy saved. _ .1 us demoristr'a'Le. Ihese" vVonderfut pianos, and player-pianos. AVe Also Have a Full Line or STANDARD PHONOGRAPHS VICTOR RECORDS. .Willis Pianos LIMITED HULL'BLOCK Van HouUn'SrCocoa; per tin 45c Salad Dressiiig Powder. Pure Gold, per pkg. 14c O'Cedur Maple, each' Florida Grapo Fruit, eacli.. 15c Shaviug Sticks, 2 tor .....45c 'Manzauilla Olives, large jars 60c MuLaren's Prejiare'l Mustanl. large bottles 25c IJnnies. eyira large size. 20-oD.H. per Ib.................'.. 45c T'runes, mcillmii size... 2 Ibs. 45c Sntder's Tomato Soup. lins, eaeii 22c Castile Soap, per bar Me riothes1 I'ius. per pl-g.....25c Uvor-Rcady Clothes Lines 40c: rralit) Jleal. tin 50c 'J Ib. sucks..... 6sc' Huss Hani! Cleaner, 2 tins 25c Fancy MfseU prices............ 35c to 70s Sure Whiii. per liotllc Klkhorn Chee.se, per tin 25c Lfbby'.i Svvcot Cluivv Chow, per bottle 25o Clark's Catsup, per bottle 28b Liiliilil Voncer-Mop Swab, treat- ed, ready for use, caclu. Good Table 1'olaloes. sack GEO. KERR CO. FAMILY GROCERS SERVICE AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Improved that she would tie ablo to gel about.its usual if the weather was milder. Queen Alexandra has been confined lo Marlborough House for Ihc 1 Mrs. A. 13. lirsit Ihrcc wtfcks. on tbo commHtec, J; 'Jl. Turncj', D. I n. Yatns and If. II. Coy. constitute the Tile steamer Kearsarge arrived at i publicity committee. The members of Port Arthur with a cargo of binder the decoration committee arc J. E. twine for the Inlcmalionnl Ilarves- Tori-Ill, C. D. MacKlntosh, H. 51. Whld- tcr Co., valued at dlngton anil Guy Hoy. The finance nnonininu on or IP iUSPiCiON; CASE IS accused, his Honor discharged (.ass in Which Stolen Jew dry ,lronX. (hat ,hc ol for Crown McMahon was unreliable. fin Knllnfl On Hlglnbnlhnra, of J. D. JSol 10 JJC KPlied Un. I jilglnboltiam and Co., Mr. Georce ....-------__ Morris, of Ilic Consumers' Hardware, Con.lim up for c-leciion Icfcro Jadse "presenllng a r, cotlilng firm in Ihc cty, and Jfr. II. Jncliaoii. on Tuesday. Harry Brook, of o( Cox anfl ,0 the Universal Seeond-llanil Store, ro- giro testlraouy as to Iho good char- (jiieslcd :i spenily trial and was acquit-! aeter ot Hrooh, but, in dismissing Iho cd ot the charge on which bo was i charge, his Honor dfd not consider it roman-Jcd for trial at Ihe preliminary necessary lo cull for tho same. bearing held at the city rollco court, j what had been disclosed as to the Tho charge against Itrook was that-, career of Charles McMahon his cvl- ot receiving stolen good's taken from i deuce as given at tho preliminary, the jewellery store of Max Sadowski} came under suspicion, McM.ihon, as confessed by; Tho cheque, alleged to have been him. and, as he lesilfM, ty'filed In by W. Sadowski for the sum Brook with the knowledge that tho lot J200 and Btgnsd by be same were stolen. The main evidence paid Max HndowskI an compensation against Drook wns that of Jtrtlabon: for Iho goods.ho had lost was pro- who is at present out on suspended duced hy Mr. Kelnsleln. was not Bcnleiico for tho thoft of Iho articles. prfiscntcd for payment directly Jirook Having hearrt Dr. Conyboaro for the j had ascertained that the nctira was and Mr. K. C. MacKcnulc FIXIURESFORSALE AT E J. TICKER'S STORE 204 Thirteenth Street So. 2 Large Counters. 1 Small Counter. 1 Toledo Scale, 1 Stimson Scale. 1 Dayton Scale. i Platform Scale. 1 Balance Scale. 1 Cheese Cutter. 1 Small Safe. 3 Paper Racks. Scoops. 3 Small Show Cases. 1 Coffee Mill 4 Large Blinds. 2 Oil Tanks (50 1 Set Sleigh Runners. 1 Trailer. 1 Burroughs Adding Machine (5 2 McCaskey Registers. 1 National Cash Register. 1 Awning, about 25 ft. 1 McVitie and Prices' Biscuit Case. 2 Christie, Biscuit Cases. It's What We Serve and How We Serve You That makes it pleasant and at- tractive to dine here. Variety. Quality, courtesy, all in the way you'll enjoy. The Silver Grill Cor. Fourth Ave. and Fifth SI. J. L, MILLER, Prop. N. H. MURRAY, Mgr. Step In Any We will be pleased to show you our stock of lovely wool- lens. You will be surprised at the prices for such quality Colonial Tailors FOR SERVICE COLONIAL THEATRE BLOCK LETHBRIOGE KIRKBY'S ICE CREAM DISHES ARE DELICIOUS N'othing -but the bcsi ices, crushed! fruits and syrups used. Kirkby'3 refreshments arc dif- ferent nnd our service costs no more than the ordinary service, 606 Third Avenue South More Liberal Policy Conditions Can Be Obtained From My fion Board Fire Companies Than From Others, As Well As Lower Premiums. Let us cany your risk. DO IT NOWl E. R. J. Forster Phone 1793 Cream Prices On and after May 20th we will pay the following prices for cream, f.o.b. your shipping point: Extra Sweet......... 62c per Ib. Butterfat No. 1 Churning 59c per ft. Butterfat No. 2 Churning 56c per ft. Butterfat Remember we pay express charges on all cream shipments and remit by money order for each shipment received, Crystal Dairy Limited ;