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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 11, 1920 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Farming Operations In West Should BeConsidered From Pre-War Standpoint lion. Geo. Langley I'menls Case for Low Tariff at gina Sitting of Tariff Inquiry an- UKXJl.S'A. Oct. A. Wilson fi'ared. before tariff ceuiinte on b'chalf of the Western Manufactur- ing company, limited, manufacturers of lumber and glass products, and ed the continuance of the protective tariff, ile said, that under free trade the industry would have, great difticVil- ty in meeting, corapclliion from the .United Stales if there were .any changes in the tariff. The witness pointed out that existing competition between Canadian lonipantes is ample inflection to 'the purchaser against "unduly.; prices. company presented statement showing of arid em., plo.vlng; 50 to SO ineii with average' c-arnliisfi of f 1.200, He quoted figures to show that the .Canadian products from, the factory lOlli at prices cheaper than obtained in. the United Slates for the product. Eighty, per cent, of the material used is from Canada, he -said aud the-CimaJian flrme wcmtd tn matelj' forced from the icarkel, ,be iO. GorJon Ixivo. on behalf of 'the Do- minion .and Clay Prodiicts comiiany, MmlteJ, asked adequate pro- tection tu enable the- Industry jtiicl similar csiabllsliineuls to expand and WINNIPEG SENDS CIVIC GREETINGS TOM lion: ficorso Langloy, minister ot municipal affairs, who presented tlie views of the Saskatchewan Co- operative Klevator company to'the taritt commission iu Regina on Oct: ll'and 12. _ _ jug Jhal 10 flcnisjn Uin .west in sinii- Ho assured Ifce commission that theilar'llues of industry have failed since coinnjny was not influenced in ael J1SH ting pricesiby the tariff hut sald'nell iiig itflc'es aho b'a'Bis' bt'friii nrofilg and cost ot production The industry, is. In need gf cpnllnuedjirp- tf tin-n ft wild aud ointiiiued stal lowering of the tariff would re 'sult in the United States Orms making in Tllempt to take awa; Canadian business their enormous sell be able to do this J. D. HlGlNBOTHAM CO., LTD.. iETHSRIDGE. ALBERTA. Buying.or Selling at Calgary Stock Yards No need of carryingJsrga lurha of money, cert-fied checkf, need to worry about exchange, etc, when Buying or selling at the Calgary Stock Yartjs. Theintio Calgary Stock' Yards. Branch of the Bank -at 'Canada -will serve )ou, by transferring funds to or from your home bint. The Manager will also furnish any .information you may desire re market con- "ditions. Write, telephone, or wire. There is a room in the blink for your uio while at tie Yards. II MERCHANTS BANK rtontreaT OF CANADA LEIHBRIDCE BRANCH. CALGARY STOCK YARDS BRANCH. Branchef Head Office: Montreal, OF. CANADA, Established 1864, R J DINNING, Manager ------n. W T auoal Baroniand NobleloTd Sob-Agency at Monarch and WHEAT PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATES Leave your certificates with this Bank and we will 'collect for you .the final .payment- which will.probably be auth- orized by the Wheat Board about the end-of October. THE CANADIAN BAiNK QF COMMERCE PAIb'UP CAPITAL r RESERVE FUND LUJUBHlDOJy W. Jlcilio, ihflsgcr. Renewing Your Tire Treads We ftiS sfiecnllals it; relroaj Ing' of tfres, 'all males We Tcnw the tKeaila in tliclr oflgl njil form or oilier Rffecttvc T-hla Is .Important to yon, when ycjiVv'oiislcIer .hTgii. tires fire ami that can f 10 luohfoiu o'd In iciir Lethbri'dge Wprks 6. CHAPLIN. jlETHDRIDGE GftANCM AT MACLEOD 712 3lJ AVE. 3. MjcleM TLo firm .was shown to have an operating capital of it em- ploye cm 'average 55 men and operates on i, co-operative basis giv- ing the men many comforts and advan- tages not usually provided. The aver- age dally wage was shown to be SS.50. Since the organization of company in it has not paid a dollar divl- dund on. the Block, Mr. Ixive said. .Ho emphasized iuo esoaomic value of such products as firebrick lo the Do- minion and pointed out that Imports of this commodity were In 1S10 51.- States concerns are j attempting 'to" capture tlio Canadian i market, he said, .and gave figures lo i show that tliey. are quoling prices for 1 Canadian territory which are one-halt iu-the United States P. factory. "All we need to plate the brick In- uslry.on a sound footing is continued dequate protection on firebrick and establishment of a Elrong protec- tarin" to guard the firebrick and ofractory Industry Iu its he oncluded. .Langley Endorses Farmers Endorsatlon of the new national TOlicy of the.Joint council of agricul- tire was given, before the board by Ion. Gt'drso minister of nunicipal" affairs and public health, n the Saskatchewan government, lie epreseuted the., Saskatchewan Co- )peratlve Elevator said, had' fanner stock- holders. He began by staling that tlie Words 'free trade" have no terror for the "armer who has had to compete for he price ho received for his 'products n the tree trade markels ot lUe >yorld. Tlie manufacturers lived) lie conllnued, inder just the opposite condition's and that as soon as'revision, ot s mentioned, naturally proles1..' atttntlon, he claimed, should be laid by the commission to war figures. The pricey being'- received now for cereals will hot last two. more sea- ions. he added, and told the commis- sion at-the conclusion of that period or 52.15 wheat would be a thing of the past: Tre-war he the orie.3 by which the'true position of farmer can be determined.' At that time hundreds of farmers were land to seek R living-else- wbere. United Slates immigrants were emigrating. The war, lip gave the fanners a respite In a period of impending disaster when the tariff was.bleeding the life blood of all those engaged in jigrTteultur.e. in the.west. tlJecnusb of conditions traceabl.e to tlie tariff, Mr- said, millions pt acres of un-cultivated land were' unattractive "lp perspective farmers. He objected lo the te'rcsts'. being, placed position: prevenled from -Having" tfc'-Entcr into .reasonable" corupcliUon.. -Ho suggested the present'tariff, is, if not fol- lowing: out 'the original idea by pro- tecting industries long established. These, ho'continued, arc carrying cm i propaganda to retain sectional interests. .He asked a one; third reduction in the tariff. Wearing apparels and textiles; he .said, could IIP Deduced to' a tariff of 10 per cent.' Asked by Sir Henry, braylou as -to vhat means conld.be found to replace ho revenue lost if his suggestion I'firfi adopted, he referred new nlionai policy 'of the council V; Ills slalement, be said, was based in the' assumption that the Canadian liannfactnrers were taking' advantage jf the protective-tarift to raise prices. J. B. Musselman, secretary of'the Saskatchewan Grain Gow.ers' asspcia- ion, was called and gave evideiice vltli regard to the differences lii bind- ir twine .prices in Canada and tlie Jnited differences, he iid _was duo this year to the exchange iltualion ami Ihe fact that the Inter- lational Harvester company and the 'lymouth Cordage company in the Jnited States control the prices. Under free trade in, twine, he claim- ed the binder-Iwino manufacturers if Canada have been able tnp succeed where before the' industry wns a failure. Claims Anomaly Sir Henry Draylon pointed'onI. Ih'at iccording to 'IKe witness''" sthtcnient in anomaly existed, In that Ihe farm- were' not: complaining- although twine'In Canada was more expensive than In Ihc United States, bill that they that the tariff be removed i on farm Implements although under I iirolccUon -they pay. less for some of j heso than Ihsy would in tlie United v Mr. Musselman said lie had only the chairman's word for il .that such a silualtoni. Misled but that 'No-man of the joint co'un- agricullufc was colleellng data for presentation In.Winnipeg to show sltnallon. chairman said "llial this point is the'rjiosl important the comnilsalon has to consider from the farmers' standpoint and that tlio securing of such flgnrua would lie a valuable, help, j MiiESOlmon after further cross- sr.id that the farmers arc' prepared to grant a tariff, if essential, to relieve the borne market, but not 10 cnahlo'manufacturers lo mak6 un- earned profits. J. A. Maharg, M. of the Saskatchewan flraln {Irowers1 associa- tion, lliat experience, eight years ago, he. had proved ibat farm Implements of an equal quality to the Canadian could be purchased more cheaply In the United Stales, fie com-' incnlctl on ,lhe resull cf the govern- ment acllon placing tractors up to a vaiiie of on the free price of lliis class of tractor has since bean raised