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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta Figures Show That Motor Cars Imported From the United j States Almost Double in Price Before the Dealer Gets. Ihem Because of Taxes and Duty Increase in p T i rv bxcise lax Makes a Big uitrerence. benefit of .the motor In handl- Ing larger' railroad jaml the plant has saved 'many vloltairs t to (he iflarnjinciarors-ttirit to the Cana- dian nuWie Are 'mote.- luxuries? Are These Luxuries? Anollier question might j be asXed is whether th? doctor's road 1 i bter or runabout Is a luxury? If. by coining a tow minutes, the doctor Good Roads. Convention in June Will Give M Public Spirited Merita.Chance to Give a Hand in .Gelling Belter Roads (or- is I --What is Needed. Finance Minister nrayloii. by bis j luxury tax, makes tome one pay an I .vrerage ot another Iwo hundred and 1 flfly dollars on a motor var sold in the United States at J2.UOO to the deal- ers. By the time exchange- and tases arc paid on such a car it will cost a dealer In in the neighbor- hood of slightly more than one hundred dollars over previous prices. Included in the luxury tax given to i the newspapers an item notifying ister Drayton. The announcement con- corning tho increased taies on intrtor care, so far. duos, iiot set out whether tbls applies? to passenger ears nnd trucks or to just cars. Some New If the tai -.ipnlici to motor trin-ks, Ixitlibridge dealers'consider that Mr. Draytoh nitist hnve-, found some new ideas on luxuries, because the motor truck today, is fast takiug a more and motor car dealers that the excise tax f more important part'.in the life of Cati- on automobiles will be increased from! ada acd the t'niled Status. ,11 is tak- I Ing a'part Hint makes it practically in- dispensable. ten to fifteen percent. This means nn increase in tbo neighborhood ol fi39.25 on u car as given above. This .increase is to the dealer, and llkoly that it will be passed onto the purchaser. i The position of the motor car in the life of Canada seems to be somewhat different. In the United Slates motor cars are generally considered u useful article but In Canada they sre evident- ly classes as a luxury by Finance Min- Good roads and motor trucks go hand In; hand, throughout rural sections of Canada. The benefit! farmers In many section's cf Canada are receiving invention of the motor truck can hardly bo counted in dollars and cents. The motor truck brings 10 ;he :n many cases, the produte of the farms and to the farm- er it nelps him to get bis products lo 'will 'destroy the principal Carboajn.tKe pyliridcra Leaky Compression Pitted Valves by ssaling.lhe cylinders 'light Each ririfl cast in an'individual mould to ..j-.'. insure ringground. Atkttsttt yottt vttrlvr Iravtlei, or Ask your P.xrJ and o.'htr ringf Ihot mians grraln-JItsibiUlf axd in cm tbeir customers. j Thbs> Interested in good'roads In euproiie and co-operation is the chan-1 However Mr. Drayton may bo argu-1 t-0utberfl Alberta w'11 bare to gt-t to- ue! through can be broughtl that cars are a luxurv because ofi about gather.before all will receive the cou-: k. We Are Experts In tional Work, Broken Scarfs, etc. We are here to'give service. Sps- cial ssrvlct to out-of-town orders. Express.paid one way. Leth. bridge's Leading Retreaders. Lethbridge Vulcanizing Works PHONE 166? the amount ol money 11 takes to ac- iiuiro cue. Wheu r. dealer In western Canada, has to pay muro (hats turee E. CHAPLIN, LcthbridQC. LETHBRIOGE BRANCH AT MACLEOD 712 3rd AVE, B. CHAPLIN, Macleo.d. want and before, couth- cm AlbeHa will to noted-for- i 3tul iI htis to gel good -roads thousand sii hundred dollars for a car! roads. South Alberta Good-Roads that Is sold, wholesale uncc. in the United States for IS.tHKi there is pome-1 thing wrong Someone be- been endeavorins sides the dealer Is contribtiliug to 'or, section, of the provinc'a (or cause of that opinion. somet'inm.'aiid. -this'year .thoyihive. At preseut n war las ot five percent. plans, maoped put. lluit. 1C everylliing is added to the- price of such a car I WRS acconjplishcd practically every in the United-Slhtys. Thi-n Canada v'i'J' fa tbe'district would tomes along arid sticks seven .and it! receive' grtot hnif per cent, tax on the placed on the car by the i'anadiun gov- ernment Kives'a further boost ot 5733.- 00, the. duty being thirty-five percent. This brings tho.urlca of the car up to The fifteen, percent, excise Co-oiiemtlo'n'between all parties in- terested is what is needed. On June 4 the directors ot this ascodation will give everyone interested in the con- struction ot good ruads in southern AlberUi a chance mi cj.fjiiro for many gen- caiiiu au-i iLo "Built Canada by Jellied Canadian and Canadian Capital, GRAY-CAMPEr.LL, Central Oistrib'utors for Sasknlchcvrfan antf Alberts. HEAD OFFICE: MOOSE JAW Branches Saskatoon, Edmonton antf Calgary, more cbsciy you investigate ev- A cry detail of construction hi the Gray-Dort, easier it is lo realize why men cali this Value Car of the Year" ancl why doubled pro- duction has not met the demand. Gray-Dor! dealer will gmrlly ilcmorulrate lor Ino Gray-Dort t- touring car, l.o.h. Chatham, war Tax extra; Irie ro.Vtlslefr, tfie ?amr; price; the Gioy-Dort .Special. ejilra on tlto tTifi beautiful Oray-Dort Aec, ttlra on llie GfiAV-Do'nT MOTORS LtMlTF.D Chatham, Ontario, GRAHAM LjETHKIDGE C. F. GRIFFITHS, MILK ;