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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta SINE N ON 1 (From The OHwa Journal) Thai (hero Is a sliorluise oMood la the that Cairadlau prices arc retulilPj by demand abroad. that aurpluB UJ foojl In CMiada. duly of Lull- Ida Is food production for tlie benelll OV. person less Ibaa quarter "TUB' Quantity ol butter In cold slor- UB Quan was S5S.W pounds; oleoniarKar- chees. 110 i---- a little over or a third lilies placed !n cold storage lho jooucr ihey awoke the Letter lor all concerned. Need of Greater Production Ho made Ihe statement for iwo reatoim; lirel Ibal It was proper lie down per ida 1, food production for I he u, a ol ilsclt and the world, lhat lHgoi. WUll portion Lad teen __ m rnuld lldl u j m _i u, facia should be known; second, be causo It was lac of Canadian; to rcallie the need for greater produc a liall llnies. IVULcark 90 per ceut aud the United Slates ever 100 per In Canada If ciimHalion of butler were forbidden, the farmers would reduce Its production. Teoplo should know lhal International con- dltlonn had a great bearing ou the cost o( living In Canada. It had been assumed that the gov- ernment was doing nothing lo pro- vide a.remedy; but seri'jus considera- tion had been given to llie mailer industrial unrest hi ot living can ht traced were to tlon from LJUU uuui tne cos; ui uiMie Senate, yesterday by lion. G. D. iirlsun, Minister ot Hoi, Mr. Robertson Mill lUal there to be ft greal deal of inla- umll-rslandlnE I" Canada, KS Indies, by liress cDimnimls unil resolu lions calling U-r .fnuulry lo reduce coal of living, and charging prcs cnl high yrlccB of food lo hoard np or lirolll. Mr. HoViertson said the people of Canada should know tha Ilierc surplus ol 'nod In Cana-i dii and uhlesslriroducllon Is Increas- wl' ihere was Ilitle hove for much re- duriton of food An Ounce of Butler Each As id food I'll -cold storage, if nt once rpluascd. liltle .would .lie. done ib relieve the eltiratlon. i; nll-lhn buUe'r In storage on May 1 wen- divided II wouliP give each Canadian 1-1 ounces; division ol dhn n (lumrtc-r of.an ounce; n dlvlJ Inn of- tho' chceso give cad ou more than two months ago. Investigation had been going on soil. Canada oat an looa __ nves tuletly and efficiently and "some day JUIU UUV BOJ. lie gave the Hgurei lo show Ihe Incorrecluesa o( the. Idea lhal lha present hlsh price of butler, for In- stance, was due lo there being large quantities In storage, hell for ha prolll of the Toll was the Union of egg producllon, when, us ually. ibey arc collected lor storing; but loday esss were not forthcoming and therefore only small stocks are being laid UnlenB production Increased, there waa the prospect ol in egg famine within a year. Short of Canadian Rsqulrementi In 1918 the Canadlon production ol butter was short ot Canadian require- ments by pounds; and al- though Canada exported 1S.OOO.OOO poimls of butler Ihere was Imported and manufactured pounds of oleomargarine. With the army return- Ing the requirements of Canada tnis r would be Ibs. of butter uua Hum BW...----- agricultural country, with 37 per cent, of the people In farming. 51 .n lacklne employment In Ihelr trades, (be markets lor whose products had disappeared, continued to live In cltlei in the hope Ibal now markets would be cre'aled; that prices would decrease, nnd thai they could con- llnue to work at callings. It bin .right that these men should be .warned that they should not Im- mediately cipcct the relief they were ooklr.B for. The In Canada was the nat- ural consequence o.' the lact lhat the nurrhaslDB power ol tho average workman's earnings today was less than halt Us purchasing rower ton: be able to tell you why greater limn Canadian proclucllo any persons believed Hint Ihe high price ot butter wus due to quan yeara ago. Light had to be turned ou, or conditions would grow ivorae instead of bctler. Colt Doubled DurinB War Mr. Robertson eiplalned that the figures of the cost of living obtained by Ills department were carefully 'gathered from 61 Canadian centres nnd had been checked up with Iho figures obtained by the Cost uf Living Commissioner. From 1000 to 1913, iblrtecn years Ihcrc liud been a gradual rise of 3G per cent In the coat of living in Can ada fn 1911 It was only one pe cent, llighcv than In 1913. hut from 19U to lie present lime the coat o living In Canada had doubled. Thes were wholesale prices. Retail figures wcro more startlln results The purchasing power of dollar was but half Its purchasin power four years ago. A brief Interim report from Justlc Mather, of the lloyal Commission o Industrial Relations, Indicated tha tie declining purchasing power come thlngi are as they arc. haps we will nave to ask the people of this country why it that a pair o! shoes that ths manulaclurer for 15 It sold 10 the consumer for L 112- ,nhy profits on certain plumbing supplies exceeds the Jale price of the manufacturer; why a lady's gown, sold by the manufacturer for }16 Is sold 4o the consumer for more than twice that amount. The public of Canada should know that In the past it has not always placed Ihe blame where it belongs. "1 iiu not attempting to cicuse ex- orbitant profits on the part of manu- facturers, because EOino of them are guilty; bul f can say, in all candor that so far as I have been able to gather tlio manufacturer's orlglna profit In most Instances ia not un iasonablc to anything like the sam" TIIF, conking and bnVing qualities of McClar'y's Gas RangLsare Uie achieve- ment of expert (Vsisni'iS- They up- hold Ihe seventy years' rcputatw.i and high standing of the firm. McClary's Gis Ranges ncfd no black- leading. Finished in harU-bakcd, black enamel, a damp cloth malws them look like new. Small, medium and cabinet ranges, with oven at either side; big ijuliiutkmal ranges; a range for every need. a Come in and see ther.i. Gas Ranges ENQUIRE FROM LOCAL HARDWARE DEALERS NEW COMMITTEE ON REPARATIONS l'AH.13, May (French wireless) ...w D-.------- ice1 Norman I (Iving corps had ordered his irnme- Vance Me- {diate I AUU, -i j CliTOC1 fllf Uppolntment of a new commission tinted Stales S g n rearations was announced loday Amcinlio. of and J Jcusesel. of hYanct; Norman D-vl- Thomas V. lament. Vance Jlc- Cormick and A. W. Dulles, of tlio United Stales: Slgnors Crespi and D on reparations was ann Ilio dollar.Uhe eilstlng unemploymen were the chief contributing cause which had produced a situation which IE regarded, In a number ot parts of Canada, as serious. Cannot Forbid Export Increase In the cost of living was not peculiar In Canada. In Britain In March the cost was 120 per cent, higher than In 19H; In France the ving coBt had Increased two and tasonablc to anyming nxc mo reparations was egreo as are the profile of the peo- peace conference. The members lo who handle lliclr Boods after 0, ,tlt. nBW committee arc: Lord Cut- juv leave the factories." Ko ncn. Jan Christian Smuls. John ras to be blamed for making a good .r of Great rotil on a tranBacllon; machinery ulaced at the djsposal of the munlcl- lallties for Investigation of thess nailers had not been made use of Find the Cause at Home The people of Canada could look close al home lor much of the causa ol the high cost ol living, and Indl vlduals could provide some remedy As long as the ladles o[ households called up their', grocer before nine In the morning for a hoi of matches, for a little leltucc in tho afternoon and something else in the evening, necessitating three deliveries In one day so long'the cost ot necessities would be Increased. In the opinion of Senator Robertson faulty methods o! dlstribullon ftnd handling goods in a retail way was largely responsible for exorbitant prices. In conclusion, Senator Bohertson ITALIAN ACE RETIRES ROME. May 23.- n eiercised Ms right in asking lo be retired, saying that lie considered the order Ironi tho gen- eral in a political ualurc. rather than military. j. Ilewetaon introduced Hie 9- hour day In his factory In Orangevillu. Sport and Recreation The rigkt styles for Lnwn Boiling; Boating, that insure for the feet. You. Yevei-a) pairs of the price; of one pair of leather" shoes. i' name stamped IMINIOJ A The SKoe Store; Sell called attention to the fact lhat the immigration Bill before parllamen restricted immigration to agncultura classes and adviBcd pressure to ge Canadliris. especially those lackm employment In their accustomed v.o cations, to EO on the land and crease agricultural production. Phone For a Box of Matches and Then Seperate Call For Lettuce "The people of Canada should know to Ihe wearer for more man Iwlce that there la no great surplus of food 1 and handling In the country and unless production goDds _ arc larEely re la increased there IB little hope for Sp0n3iblc for the present high prices much -reduction of "iooil prices. i 3o' lone of households 'If all the butler in storage on May 1 were divided it would give each Canadian 1.7 ounces; a division of oleomargarine.. .would give nuarter bCiri ounce; a division of Ih6 cheese: would each person less Uian a'-qiiarlcr oi proJuctlon is. Increased 'erc is every prospect-of an, egg lamlne willlln Iho year. ._. "The' unrest' in" Canada is" the. nat- ural consequence ol the fact that the purchasing power: of the .working- an'2 dollar today is less .than half call up their grocer before nine the morning for a hoi ot matches for a Ihe afternoon and! again In. some thrc deliveries in a day, so'long'will Ihe cost of necessities be' IntrBased. "No one can be blamed for niakin a Ms htnery.-placed at.the dlsposarof th Investigation, o hese.matters Had not been made us G. D. Robertson, Min ater'bf Labor, In.the Senate.rccen This figures what-lt was" four years ago. In wholesale figures; retail have more startling results. "A pair of shoes lhal Ihe manufac- turer sells for 56 Is sold to Ihe con- sumer for J12; profjls or. Mrtlir. plumbing supplies eicced Ihe cost ol manufacture, and a lady's sold by the manufacturer for 515 Is sold Makes Youngsters Grow Coming Before Cabinet I Railway Mailers Also Be- ing Considered fT'S the, richness of Car- nation Milk that makes it such a wonderful food. The fresh milk is received daily at our condenseries, located in the better dairy sections. Aiul llic Car'iiiilioii this good milk lo Hie consistency of cream, Inking away nolliing but wnlcr, atliling iio- you of frcsli, rich milk. Give the children lots of Carna- tion Milk. Giveitlothemascrenm on cereals and as whipped cream ondesscrls (chill it first of Add wftlcr and give it. lo them lo drink. Get "TlieSlory of Carnn- lion Milk" wilh ils recijics wliat Cnrnalion Milk will do for your cooking. See page 31 for .suggested bnby food formula. Wrilc to Aylmcr and we'11'.send n copy. Of course you bny Carnation Milk tlie convenient vrny, your grocer. Order several cans to-day. Directions on every Carnation Milk Company, Limited Aylmer, Ont. U-S'A> _, riiim'ci al Aylma anrf