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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE,' ,1920 FARMERS BLAME PROTECTIVE TARIFF FOR DRIVING SONS AND DAUGHTERS FROM FARM Present Their Case to the Tariff Commission at Edmon- Persistent in Demand for Con- tinuation of of-Textile Interests Offered. OLD TIME ACTRESS FROM GREAT-FALLS NEW 101 PLANNED CAltllTOROLlii'' Surveyors Staking Out and Tractor Getting Ready to Grade Streets Oct. (Canadian ia Edmonton ciaimed" .the protective tari? !s essential to the continuance oHuuu's- trial and agricultural eipinslou !u the province, and representative farmers blamed it for conditions which are driving sons and daughters of farmers away from the farms, at the momtngi session, of inquiry here to- day. Sir -Henry Drajrlon acd Senator Gideon Robertson were the guests of the board ot trade at lunckeon, where Sir Henry "delivered an address. "Our greatest need Is colonization of .pro- ductive areas, .but we inust have a corresponding development of urban communities, and these require for their proper growth, a suitable meas- cre of industrial development." said C Gi Robson. before" the tariff com- mission here today. He represented Edmonton manufacturers, who; asked culls was removed, foreign concerns development of manufacturing to lerv atld a verse-inscribed tombstone which the natural opp-'iunlties and resources of Alberta will contribute. Such a tariff wilf ensure tho home market Alb'eria manufacturers and will pormlt toa inrestiaeat cf capital, the enlargement of plants, and an la- crosse of output. With an assured market and large output the prices of manufactured goods will compare favorably with the prices of imported manufactures delivered here, minus doty. But. it. the tariff Is removed, anci market is invaded hy the goods of other countries, countries which protect their own domestic mar- kets, our manufacturers will not be able tor produce In sufficient quanti- ties to'lower'prices to meet the prices Harvey Shaw, on behali of the Xorthwest Bisrolt company, told the that If the duty on bis- IjEYVISTOWrf, Oct. __________ aro busy slsUng out lots and a trac- ts CALIFORNIA tor are-being town which ihe oil industry will con- CHEAT FALLS, Oct. unoc- iribuu, to Montana. capied burial lots In Highland ceme- ou men responsible for. this for the continuance of the protective tariff without which they claim indus- tries would he unable to cope with United Slates competition. The stae- ment contained a general survey of Industrial conditions in tho province. Industries were shown to have in- creased since 19D5, from 97 to with capital invested increased from J6.000.01.0 to and employees Jrom 2.MD to 15.000. Natural resources Include 12 ing'li per cent, of the coal reserves of the world, according ment'aud ultimate Indus-: trial development ot tho province. A list 01 3C c ties and towns In Alberta was was Tiled, .each, ot which .offer special inducements to manufacturers. would look upon the territory served by Western Canadian manufacturers as a dumping ground, with fatal re- sults lo'the entire biscuit industry of Canada. Biscuit prices in Canada are, accord ing to figures furnished, lower than In the United States, at the present time. All raw materials used Edmonton factories are wholly" Canadian products, it was said. Sales ln'i.919 totalled over 000; statistics furnished :tbe comais- Fjon showed.; -.No advantage is taken of'the tariff to Sx biscuit prices, Mr Shay declared, these" being.reached after careful'calculation of actual cost. and.the' addition of a reasonable profit.. An.assured market is essential to the biscuit trade and further expan ijlc value of'- field crops 1919 I nlon; he continued. 'Biscuit makers in throughout nro.vmce was shown the west was the I149.5C3.31T; income from "'other sources was shown 'tis SSS.033.301, or BS per cent, or the total income from field TOD Tke value of farm anl- maU in the province'was shown as assertion based on these figures, was that Alberta can cot be called a predominantly agri- en it ural province. Will Increase Farm Land Value-- .Manufacturing development will, the statement continued, lead to an increase in the .value ol farm lauds. Colonization is urgently needed for both the urban ani rural districts, the statement holds. In conclusion the Edmonton manu- facturers stated that; "A protective tariff is necessary that full hich has stood for 15 years are for ale. Mrs. Ella Murdy, actress and ruus- Ian In tho old Park theatre and other nterlatnmenl places of IS years ago a tlreat Falls erected the mohftment o herself the day that she reJired rom tho stage. Sunday Mrs. Murdy died in Glen- aie. Cal. Her body-will be cremated, efore leaving Great Falls in Ihe mld- le of last month for California she to Grover Leuehars who. had nscrlbed on the monument a' verse f which Mrs. Murdy was the author, nd erected It 15 jeare aso.'wlth a enuest that they remove it from the euietery and dispose of. it second md. Mrs. Murdy was bom in Kentucky S years ago to Great Falls n 1S92. .Her only surviving'relative s a brother, Edward E. Leonard of :allspell. TOO MANY SERMONS-PREACHED LONDON, Rev. David Wil- lams, Bishop of tbe Dloceae-cf Hu- on, who returned recently -from the imbeth Conference of the AngeUcan Church, announced'Tuesday .that be- will speak at an: early date oh the ubject of over-production of sermons which is alleged .to-be .undermining ha usefnllness of rectors. The matter was 'considered the Lambeth Conference, anA It Is-intim- ated that the Bishop will make a de- claration on a proposal to away with one of the Sunday preaching ssrricso IB order to allow ministers more time for pastoral duties. latest activity almost in the shadow of derrick and not far from the phenomenal'field which has been de- clared the most wonderful discovery ol re cent, years In American oil tory. Petrolla is to be tbe neit city; In Inland clly.until the to it, though on the main line survey of the Great North- the sponsors of the plan to- day. Geographically, Pelrolta. or rather the site for it, is 14 miles east ot Win- nett and near the confluence ol Box Elder and Flat Willow creeks. It is on Flat JVillow anti- cline, jnd wllhia a mile ot the Seattle- Flat Willow well aud half ah hour's ride of' ihe west dome structure of the Mosby Geld. It.J.s to bn the next city in in-arid of the families of the men employed by the companies in tho fields adjacent. It is not to wait the coming of the tail- road, and already Is said to be assured of a a lumber yard, general' store, school and :hotfll. i MONTREAL RECTOR DIES SUDDENLY. MONTREAL, Oct. Kev. Thomas Frye Lewis Evens. D.D., C.L., dean of Montreal and rector of St. Stephen's church, Vest mount, died last night at tho rectiiry, after an Illness of a little over a day. On Sunday, Dean .Evans had- been >n his usual health, save for a slight cold. He officiated at early commun ion at St. Stephen's church and preached at tha' morning Service. A] most immediately following the ser- mon, Bean Evans became seriously Indisposed.. He was 75'years age. Half-Holiday Wednesday ALL MEAT MAR- KETS of this city WILL continue to CLOSE EVERY WEDNESDAY at 1 p.m. [NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN XTHAT 'THE PRICES FOR COAL Delivered In the city after this date by the undersigned will be: J TON lor 1 TON for 2 TON for 1 TON (or tariff were removed or drastically mercy-of strongly financed corporation's ia Spokane, Minneapolis and St Textile. C.'-A: Graham, on behalf ot the Gre.t Western Garment.'company, aske continued adequate protection. Th company turnover has Increased fron in 1911i to an estimate o "'Uta .1920. Raw. largely- from Canadia firms. .In'.conclusion' he said: raisins our voice in defense o the-teitile., interests we do so as inatter of. duty and realize that the in tereatsiof firms llko our own woul be'prejudicially affected .by hasty o ill-advised changes in the presen tariffs en importations. Admitting that abnomral, conditions do prevail in or: did last March, there ivas nothing about the United 'States conditions then or now, and if with Industries practically In their infancy. Canadian prices can ba quoted .such as those in the United Slates, it is to the interest of the government to continue the protec- tion which will continue those Indus- tries in a home market. The Quoted prices of March last on eight-ounce denim, which flies the price on all heavy goods, was as follows: Can- S3 cents; United .Stalei, ID cents; England, 51.02." The Voice of the Farmer W. T. Lucas, Lougheed district, told the commission that agriculture is a basic Industry, that the risk ii great and returns are not proportion ale, Farmera' sons and daughters are-leaving.Alberta farms, he'said because of poor farm conditions. Ke asked that the .cost of production be reduced by a reduction of the tariff which would lower overhead costs farmers are facing a difficult period Mr. Lucas said, because of the fluctu wheat market and lower marke value of livestock. Many Albert farmers have failed uurlng the las three Tears, he Ajidrew Rathum, Bon Arrow dls of the dnty on farm Ing implements and asked a redu> lion. Philip Baker, Ponoka distric said that farm children were leavin the farms when they reach, thinMn nge because of tho poor returns from agriculture. He advocated that th tariff be reduced to allow ot agricu trire being placed on' a basis of co: of production, plus some'ttlng. II asked that the industry of agriculture be freed from the burden Imposed b those who have received protection McLEAN TRANSFER PONY'EXPRESS CITY CARTAGE WESTERN TRANSFER 'ATLAS TRANSFER J. MILNE TRANSFER J. H. O'REILLY TRANSFER GOLDEH WEST TRANSFER NORTH LETH. TRANSFER REX TRANSFER MURRAY TRANSFER C. MATGHETT TRANSFER COCKRELL TRANSFER CITY TRANSFER ,ShERMAN TRANSFER MACHINE "COW" AIDS AT SEA (New York Times.) A "mechanical cow" which maki fresh milk at sea for sick and wonnd '-Regular- I -MEN'S RAINCOATS coats are extra 'special values, as the pricea.will be higher. for_spring. Just 'tub coat' for driving or for the chilly evenings. Regular price