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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta POUR THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1920 1 and .THE LETK BRIDGE HERALD COMPANY, LIMITED tat Street South, Lethbrlase, Alberta W. X 11UCUANA.N I Presldeci Ujitufine Director JO11S lORUA.N'CU llemier. Paily S Oo mail for .months. 3 l_5'> by -'par year I...., La 3 cull. to :U.S..i es iteso goods have la those markets by adding to the cost o' their prodae- !lon in the duties as. al present main- tained. THE PREMIER ON IRRIGATION s Irrigation policy Is unchanged. In brief, adheres to tlii5 position that the responsibility for irrigation the pro- vince .ofVAIberta rests' with. the local etilhorUies. irrigation districts can- not finauce on their own resources tusp the place to go for assistance it to the 'provincial government, accord- ing. to. the policy !al-i down by the Premier Ciaada, Premier Meighea's dedaradoh on Monday doesn't raeia that the DomW THE PfilNE MINISTER'S ARGUMENT FOR PROTECTION i "We have dBwt the speech ot j ion is unprepared to cooperate In fin. the Primo Minister at thVMaJesilc on J ancics with the Province. It does its Intrinsic- merits, and as an erposi- .mean, that the responsibility (Ion of his particular tariff, pru-dplo tre. cannot but endorse the views wo expressed. But however perfect as' an Ideal scheme, in'what be mainly jiro podded. ShfreVaT the" mlsciJccla tlon a_s to, Its porting out. which Mr! for flnancios U with the Prorlnce. 11 lae Province will guarantee the bonds there (a etttl a prospect that the Do- minion will 'help It-lb eel the money at a reasodablS It'H argued on the part of the Proyjnce that .Alberta IDfflff (Continued from Front iii his paper "on the topic, "Some Fac- tors in the Origin and U'e anil Growth of Towns and Cities1 and Their Effect on reh'eafs'ed 'the efolutlou of the city through its various stages. Ttie paper contained "much Interesting and ralaalile information ot an bis- A. V'uchansn, M.P., plUDghj tlie past when Lethbrldge: put on'so many big aW f-f I paid his respects'to the Bdnnu'.M Journal at the convention -yesterda Soutbaro organ." UayoTciarke said thut i! Mr. King v.-ould get and Jl to talk to the'CP-it a warmer reception in Jlelgben did not lake Iflo reckoning, raise.tue money without Dominion If lha Prims Minister, holding "the tariff principles, he does, were a manu- and if'ell manufacturers reli- giously observed the principles he held and applied these 'principles Ud particular concerns, then at least the country will havo had an experi- ence of Mr. Mejghen's protective prin- ciples applied to everyday life. Unfor- the element of human" nature Ats not been taken Inlo, consideration II 11 Is a matter ol comparing "free trade principles with those of protec- the former have at pjerjt, that they prevent' anything of exploitation of a tariff by inter- ested parties. is not a question of free trade' anil protection 3n Canada at the present'lime .but, more especially, how tbo evils of pro- tection In causing high prices can be combatted. Mr Melghen's: policy, however well he defended It, !s a re- actionary policy. It allows nothing in the way of free duties. It Is hide- hound reven 'sarles of life, late" down for himself that all things av'e He has clpie of protection wfi I assistance Or co-operation if It goes so far as to, bonds. Un- doubtedly this in tha judgment of many "people it would be "_of Irrigation de- velopment in Alberta if the Dominion was interested .-financially to the ex- tent of providing the money on the guarantee of the Province. Two gov- ernments'financially Interested In Irri- gation development would.undoubtedly be more seriously Interested in the projects. 'Canadian .Finance', published it Winnipeg, remarks that there, has been a great deal of talk by public men, leaders-of political parties in the West, recently, .and in-this .connection it makes a remark that will be endorsed by person in Southern Alberta, when it would like Its Irrigation development proceeded with -talked about" Mr. Calder, who is recognized as a shrewd man, stated with the utmost confidence at the luncheon on Monday ithat there. :was no reason, why; the -sh'bnld be concerned abont irrigation' good .thing for the 'lB-teruses to- have "adulterated" bv- Anything of the" injection b! free trade "principles'.' He .the principle tales the position ot free trade- and teclion are fire and falling fire and waler can often be made to together tor beneficial purposes. s The history of protection In Canada for tho last1 forty two years ia that manufacturers of Canada have advantage ot protection for tho Sling; of prices JVe have had a proof of this.ln the war Uriff of five anii se-en and a halt per cent. This" did not disturb the a'dvantage the of Canada' bad. it rather secured them an .additional ad- vantage, hut who can deny that in. ,Tery rais- icd to meeMhfl on the Importation It is here where protection. sticks, eren- itaent.., worth, taking up it are some people yery-.dubious about irrigation, hut we 'are' satisfied year" to that gets be- hind now .wftfcfindrUiit It followed- a sane course, will approve ot its action. i. TOD'AVS QUESTIONS Where was Beaupre the French' Canadian giant born, and what was 'his.height! '2. How many universities are there In Quebec? -a. "What are the "Blue i. 4. Who is known us the "Dean ol Arnerlcan :5._ When was the name of .St. Pet changed Io Petrogradt S.-.j'.Wha.t" 19 the origin and meaning of Oklahoma? [Contlmied troratronl .._____ Tho Jour- nal His for t'nir'dvii.tity-flffcen -i'lif..Premier'iwas about to Ho thought torical as weU many timely being free Vrio cjrs" ot a observations. It was one of the best papers thus far submitted to the con- vention. Two striking paragraphs from Com- missioner Meech'a paper are here re- produced "As taxation is one ot tbe Items that properly has to carry economical gov- ernment Is an asset. And over ex- penditures with its attendant annual charge and upkeep, affect prop- eny values. The resofl of expendi- tures of Uiis kind, particularly daring periods of depression, results in own- ers firing up their properties at tax sales and leaving their burden to bo home by those who still, retain'owner- ,hlp. The remedies for such condl- loos would appear to lie widening the asis of taxation to offer a relief In he matter of taxation on real estate r Insufficient growth in population to take care of the debt The addresa of Commissioner Samls, of Calgary, was a thoughtful handling of an Intricate subject. It was elever- y done. Tho address was-a lengthy one, but briefly stated, the position >f the commissioner on the Vacant -anas problem is as follows: he'holds hat the financing of Cities, particular- y new eastern Mayor Hardle, siytus .li.al he was a fairs throughout the whole of the" Do- minion, He also said' (attiring the-cHy cf l.ethhrldge, but.could not much oj the glory of Canada bceuse ot ihe tews bi a Calgary the'. ?ffrcl had gone'. p'ajre> ord as curfe'v.- fcr hushaa'da.1 PICKED UP IN PASSING FOR, TH.B EDSX HAN I. G. Rnttln ifl definitely in the field for mayor of '1 a larget the still dpmifllbn. TUESDAY'S QUESTIONS .1. iW hat does the legal term pros" mean? .Who yrere the Noras? -3..; What is Pandora's bos? .Who .Is tha goddess of printing? 5.. iHow many, are there jln the Senate and In tho House of ominons3J How are the provinces represent- Senate? 1. ANSWERS Short not to prosecute. Tlie Judgment of "no pros" is one for'costs, when the plaintiff slays a.suit 1 -2-.-The three J-ates of Scandinavian mythology, Past, Present, and Putura. 3. A present jrblch seems valuable hut is" in reality a curse; as .whilrf Midas was permitted according to'his "request to turn whatever he touched Into gold and found his very food became gold and therefore un- eatable. ,4..- Papyra, so called from papyrus, the fflie-ree'd, from which at one lime .Pflper and from which It borrows Its, Th'ero.arcST.'fn'the'Senate, and 'HI In the House of'Commotis. thoso who h Industries -should "of protection offset favorable'L Condi- tions of ruanufaclQro ln-b.ther 'conn-1 tries, where "the like goods ore niadiv so that they may be allowed the means ot healthy, competition. With protec- tion us we have hod it the individual manufacturer has benefited al the ex- pense ot the expansion ot his- partlcSx- lar business 'In a very great 'many: cases, because he has refused Ip tnke advantage benefH.of the pro- tection he '.enjoyed In extending and holding the, home market and putting that cfBcIeitey into his concern whero- fcy, when ltvhas thrived from Ihe.iiurd- Ing protection gave It, It can be to hold Its.own not only In tho home but In the foreign market. Forty'odd years of protection have not cured th'e manufacturer of this propensity, and It Is doubtful If forty forties would tend primarily ajrned at. .It foolish In the ffice ;of experi- ence to shut our eyes tri'tho-practlce _ of combining to fix'pri 'lv present tariff allows tt tu. In thls-Il neltl Internal competition Mclghcn desires nor life" against external'.'..comnotlllqn i which ho referred it'll this which j NEARLY TWO HUNDnED turns men's to-the need of-a downward revision of-'the tariff to. Induce that healthy internal and ex-, .ternal coropeiition which present dut- ies do not allow. In-too interests of; the .Industries of Canada this rlvalry: is'regarded as necessary. A tariff duty which allows nf ralslnj; the cost of production Ijy adding Io. the cost of living, and Ihcrcliy raisins: the- price of labor for prrulur.'ifon. ly for Hie first real-post- not f-xpect (o be ever on .1 ''spf'cl.illy 'iri view of the basis with countries v.-horo the cost! Of production'is less. Hat ioiijy isc.e the spectacle nf Canadisn oxcnis .fiinployod to.find a J countries hr.vf. to cOmpeto wilh'ths K.iqita of.tfiiin-' .tries which arc sockh'g In ;i! Kmii-.tor I'cm tn.irlict there vrhile tho fnr H home are eliminating ai! t'so is very largely a question of geography. By means of a diagram he showed Iha't public forks and public utilities had been icattered over altogether too much of Calgary's 40 square miles, that they cost per. square mile to con- struct and per square mile to operate and maintain. Therefore, he argued, no more square miles should be financed than the' actual require- ments ot population demanded.- He said that the city should refnse Io sell the lands on the outer areas }ut rather should .handle them' on perpetual lease. The cities could thus control their own townr planning and development Instead of being control- Lei by private speculators. School. lome Further Reflections on was the subject of r. J. Duggan, Edmonlon school board ho submitted a valuable paper on the duty of Municipalities, and provincial and dominion governments mat '.er of financing our. educational, sys- tem. NobOvly had yet been able to decide, said Se'in what ratio the bnr den shou'd biv divided He contended that if (heir respective shares were assessed on a basis having relStibn to the tent of their ;tax- a'small circle would, fitly represent municipal obUsa tlon, id .a still larg. ______ The carry Ing their share of'this'obligation, he said. were stagger- Ing ,b en ealh the lead. It was Bome- that the profits derived by the last year from the drink exceed hi about sSven 'limes the total government grant to education received by the city ot Edmonds In considering the various of thf problems of school finance the question ot our school lands calls for special attention, he said. The school lands, in the province unsold as at December 31, 1919, amounted, to acres. government valua- tion of thesa lands at an average of J12 per acre reaches'a total of H6.42S. The schobl lands In the prov- ince sold as at the amount- ed to ..The. arrears of principal 'oustan'ding as to the "same date amounts to and tha Interest on arrears amounts 672. The total by the province since it was'formed up and Inclndlng' the present yenr amounls to The average annual Income spread over a period of 13 years, stands at: ronghly J41.297. The-value of the school lands sold as at December 1, 1917, stands add, this amount to the esti- mated value of the unsold land and you have a grand total' of It will be seen from these figures that the average annual Income from this vast estate, set aside specifically for the promotion of education in this The loeal (tainted out' thai thejdeveiloprflenti of the Dokinion largely depended bri the soaud develop- ineal of her towns and cUies, tho'weight of responsiSilily resting on the leaders in pur muircipa! life.-He asked whole-hearted support ot alt the in the south's. cam- paign for irrigation extension. It vaa ot iocarconeeni but affected the prosperity of the en- tire province. WjnU Uniform Tax Judge Jackson and General Stewart, M.P.P., responded to tho toast to the province. The hitter brought forward the matter of, uniformity in municipal laws. He.thowsht it would be a good thing to have one law for all the cities Instead of Vdifferent charler.for each. He alto stressed .the need in Alberta of more outside capital to develop the vast resources of the province. Judge Jackso.n cited :Some of .the.enormous natural resources of this province and predicted that' some day lead the- Dominion as an Industrial country. He firmly believed that; the latent hydro-electric power should: be safe-guarded for future use by the people. o Wr} Cglrlssworth Irrigation been more ef- E. Crbwe Baker, prorntneat Victoria, B. c, cithau, and former member ol parliament, is dead. W. Hrace aitd V. HarUnorn. M.P, liaYe been force-J io leave the British Labor party because of the Ylews of extremists. A cable, detpitcii says a group of Unionist M.P.'s are plotting to sup- plant Lloyd George as Premier with Lord Birkenhead. Nominations for the B. C. Legisla- ture include D. Whitr-side, Liberal, New Westminster; W. E. Anderson, Conservative. Com ox; Jos. Wallers, In- dependent, Yale; V. W. Anderson. eral, Kamlopss; Sim of Van- 'Prince George; P. ,pv- Hpdgsoni South Vancouver; Hon. Darrow, Liber- al, A. Cather- of Mission, ConEerratlTB, Dewd- Price North Otaiagan'., fectlvely voiced irf the south country than In ..the Deputy Miriiin ter Charlesworth That the speaker was an ardent of this system of fanning'-was soan apparent. He presented a for the ton th- em farmers of the arid region, and as he plIeiKup proof iupon proof of the valna of TV Stir to the conn trv, not fcone present that was not "deeply The Coaldalo dislrict was used as. an rrtestratibn of what Irrigation would do, and .the figures of tho Dominion Experimental farm given as evidence. Among other telling points In favor of the water, he showed that In 1919 the average yield of wheat on-dry land in tbe south country was three bnshels to; the acre, and on irrigated land 20.to 52 bushels; Oats averaged 30 to two and "a half tons to the acre. ramifications of the Al Irrigation Dlslrlcts act were ful ly. explained by the.deputy minister iti extent.of the pro- posed schemes, and the advancement which had already been made In bring lie them to 'a successful issue. He said-there was not one'of the projects that had been what wns absolutely feasible.and when "consuin mated would wealth to the country in all branches of our In dnstrial life. Alderman Adams, Cilgary, and May or Joe Clarke, of the. capital city whose outbursts'of original humor are some ot tho delights of the mnnlcipa gatherings, spoke to the toast of the Union of Alberta Municipalities Com mlssloner Freeman also spoke Jliyo Clarke thonght it was a downngh shame to ask men to work In ruiiuici pal .offices for little or no remuneration He recalled the condition of his friend Marshall and Brown when they firs entered the conventions They were regular he said. And .now .when they had learned something about-city bnsinessiand tration they -were i quitting to go into private business He also thought that the members of the legislature I should go into the legislative halls loaded with "Facts. Figures anil they were so armed Mr. Clarte bflievcd we .would Ret some saner legislation thro'ush the house. Colonisation was ably dealt with by Mayor Brown, who has achieved such i notable, success In "putting over" the .Canada Cplpnizatloo assoc'a' Ion. The history of the moverueiii was truc'cd step by step and the hopes and aims of tae association defined, v'early two-thirds of the .objective of has been reached, iqost of his amount the influen- tial business men of Ihe east. "The eaftt gave us a hearty laid Mayor Browu, Is iterally charged with opiimisui over :ha prospects the new .set- dement .undertaklue. "They listened .0 our message, saw the need of such an organization, and liberally respond- ed." The drlTe for funds will begin, he speaker declared, November IS, in the city of Winnipeg, and later an appeal will be made In the. other, cen- tres. The scheme Is sow an assurily promising far-reacblng service iu the development and settlement of the western; provinces in. the next, five years. "v ..i Pres.'DoBabOe, ot the Rural Munici- palities association, and Deputy Minis- ter 'Lamb; 01 th'e'department of-muni- cipal affairs; responded to tbe tout to Tha closing speech was made by Commissioner In a few nlcelj chosen, words.-compli- mented the ladles on the'splendid ban- quet and thanked the city of Lbth- bridge, and its officials' on the very cordial welcome given the delegates. GOVERNMENT FEARS DIFFICULTIES IN ENFORCING LAW Nov. holding a night session the Saskatchewan legls lature .finished its debate on the speech from, the throne and a resolu tlon adopting'the carried unanimously, tonight. ;v..' was -the prin clpal speaker .today, reviewed.the teih perance' tho" proviuc and in touching on the recent refereu duui, declared..that tlie smallness o the "vote indicated the governmen might meet with difflcultiea ia ouforc ing the law... TWENTY THOUSAND GALICIAN3 GETTING OUT More Truth Than Poetry By S. e. Kiwr A PLEA FOR SOME REAL FUN (By S. B. Lead mo out whc-re there's something that's thrilling; The girl shows are good, bat I for a change; 1 feel the old urge to be thootlng and killing; Let me end tbe career o( a buck at short range! My soul craves excitement, I waut to be turning the heartbreaking scsmes where there's absence of strife. Tne clubs are appallingly I am Cor a chance to see.somebody Hik- ing his life. fryer WINNIPEG Nov thousand Gateau's will return home" this winter from Wosteri Canada it they can secure steamship accommodation across Many of them will never return to Can- ada. This announcement wns made-today by local.steamship agents. I wish they 'would Mre .s who's frisky To circle a taouuoi Perfonhtnx the stunts that an nek iess and rizky-r The wild things Intended to ntn people's hair! _ Or else let me look at jack crawling. Where a blunder taneous death; I want td- be gailng at appalilne, I yearn for the pieasare ot for breath. The fights they arrange are- too tam< to excite me; The wrestlers are strangling' eact other no more; There were races once tc delight me, But they've ceased to be they're merely a boro! I would gladly give all that I have ic my pocket For a chance to look on, If they'c manage it' soon, As they'vo promised, to fire some fool ori n rocket 'Intended to land on the crust of the moon. The girl shows are good, there is grace in the dattcos That the -ladies from Russia are doing this year, But those things, nlas, lack tlie dan- gerous changes' That thrill one and fill one with sud- good cheer! It still rhay he snoriivat limes, to he turning." To- exchange-ii few sighs with 'an- other mnn's wlfo, But that, too. has ceaseil to'bo thrill- I'm yearning For a chance to see somebody risk- ing his life. Farmers In North Oxford are sclilnr turnips at 12. cents a, bushel; whereas last year they.received as high as 50 cents a bushel. j Iliat j 'vyrilcli' Island i.'ferilUh'Colombia's, Manitoba 4, Saskatchewan'4, Alberta THOUSAND IMMIGRANTS COMK TO CANADA Nov. Ottawa cprrcRpondent of (ho Manitoba Kroe Press says Is estimated here that the Immi- gration movement Io Canada for the present year will approximate Jit rov.ra- farmer in- r.try Into C'anadn ol i.irrn Inhorora and do- v ILL hsl ;ur lhB province; is less than a Quarter of one percent of the total' B.iim." Mr. Duggari believed tnat a'transfer of the administration of all_ public lands from the federal to the 'provin- cial government would form the real solution of the problem. New needi were arising and new channels of revenue must be lapped to meet these added Bald. An observation by Mayor Brown, of Medicine Hal, that perhaps these school lands conlrl Se rented by the government to homeseokers from the SUilea mel with much favor. Tho mayor stated that it was In-line with tho wishes of the Western Canada Col- phlzatlnn "association and that he he- ;ieved they would undertake 16 mate a survey of the available" If sdmo actfon was taken. F -v 'A. volo of thanks was passed (o all. of the above gentlemen for..'ih'tiir papors arirl nddresses. Not.es of the Convention Two prom'Inbnt figures at the venlion .arov.leaving, public fall. They rivc'Si.i'yor nrown, of Xledf' cine Hal, and Mayor Marshall, of 'CalV gary. .They will'bo'missed. Commissioner Samla-of Calpvry be- lleres In taxing- the chiiro'nes. He favors no oxo'rriplfpns. Treat thferri all alike. Ho also lakes n strong stand against tlio C.P.Ft. and Hudson's Bay company's lands being e tempted by reason-of antlqUattd legislation. Mayor Hanlle, nlways popular, told the convention ha was paying Jl-SO a month Io live In his own huiise. Ho doesn't beltave trml tenants are paying Ihe these'days. Alderman Shepanl, nl fpniio for tlie mnn living in tho suburbs of Ihe big centres, and 'Who enormous lax rates, ilo did not think it. wan_ ft scjimro dcai .to.vpllo him -Just Secaitoc a. city in Us wllil nmlitllon had extended Its bouiidcirfra Io Include tils farm. Tiiir liifili burden In Lctlibrklge I is nut du? tt srcsenl clvlo The Mason Risch Phonograph -IF Music lacking in your Home, we suggest the purchase of a Mason Risch will bring happiness. MEMBERS .of your .farnjly derive an equal degree of pleasure by listening U to Music perfectly reproduced, be it Song, Chorus, Orchestral a Dance Selection. Vj'. THIS'Master Instrument plays all Records better than ever played before A email cash payment places a Mason Risch Phonograph in your Home 'nd is an investment worthy of your serious consideration. CALL at our store and hear the Mason Risch Phonographs, give you a new idea of Phonograph perfection. They will BALMORAL BLOCK, 5TH ST. S. ;