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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 'it VOLUME xra. LBTHBAIDGE. ALKCTA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1920 NUMBER 263 OF BRITISH MINERS'STRI Government Refuses to Uphold Board of Commerce Restricting Order REFINERS .DECLARE THEY'fcLi LOSE HEAVILY OTTAWA, Oct. 20. The prime minister announced 'to-' dayVat'rtiie'sugar inquiry' 'that Ihe'gqvcrnmcnl would main Jain thff ordcr-ih-council the1 sugar order issued by the Board pi: i Commerce.' Refiners Present Case vOTTAWA, .Oct. Canadian case for the refiners was presented ;by. Huutley 11. Drummond, president.of, the Canadian Sugar lie- ilncrs. Limited. He submitted: "That refiners have oirhand aiid un-. der purchase duo to arrive during 1920] three; hundred: and sixty-six >mlludnl jSUgar, representing an in- vestment- 'of'-over sixty-three Oolisirs, that of this sugar, approii- uulely eighty, million pounds 'retires-; Jbe' manufactured' from the.eml pt'-Jauu-ii 1 boiug-cane sugar, aii average laid of, iiineiceh. 'cents. a'-pcmgdf-'tfial.ii. 10-cent. faw.-.sugar. is tho.oquiValent PC.a 22-ceiitre anioulit .'of ed .suga'r I n the ir'i hands and1 Ip-be manufactured at-'the, end of. tho year fs approximately two hundred and eighty 'million' pounds; that, at the price of cents a pounds. thls.Teprcsenls a loss to Ihe made of three and a-pound oil pounds of sugar, that these figures have been .carefully com- piled, are correct nut! can be estab- llshed. 15 Cent Sugar Tho proposition had.boen made, Mr. Drumirioml proceeded, that'In order to meet tho'competltlqn of importa- tions of sugar forced down upon the marketjn States at far be- low'the ordiriaiy price there obtain- ing, the.refiners. ought .to sell at 15 cents a 'pound' pounds of sugar which, cost them 22 cents a pound. But, it was nsked, not tho situation of tho refiners' own mak- ing? Had they.not been makfng at limes colossal.profits? '.'These Mr. Drummond TSald, "aro jjulle pertinent and perfect- 'ly in "order. We admit the public's full and frank answers. -Wo answer, first, that is not- of: our making, .that for- a' long time' we- havo been running pur business un- der-government and sec- ond, that none of us have made colos- sal profits, and that some ot us have made no profits at all. Drastic Suddenness OTTAWA, Oct. order of the Board ot Commerce .will remain suspended. 'With drastic suddenness this- morn- ing's hearing1 by the cabinet of the to an and even with- out any pica being mane by opponents offtbb.rofl.nera' claims. Iluntley R.-rirummond, president of itcfinlng company, had preseaSed the refiners' case. "As IMs now "that bo a warrant In law for the action tho Board of Com- tip not "press for tho order to- ho continued, but Icavo our clalit' for rod re 3 3; In the ha'.ios of-the'peqplo and -the 'government of Canada with MACKENZIE KING TELLS ETHBRIDGE IS FRIEND .AND THE SUGAR BARONS Liberal on First Official Gels Splendid Reception in metpXjgrernmeht for Sugar Order Is But Manifestation of Monopolistic and Autocratic of: Remnant of Union Governrrientr-Makes Strong Appeal for Unity of Farmer and Labor Groups With: Liberals to on C. C. Ballantyne- f to Resign. "_j ;v Pertinent Points In Eon- M'Kenzie King's Address "Old alliances and friendships have broten up In the great upheaval, but tt takes time tVget back to forgotten ties." "Long after a storm has passed there continues the ebb and flow on the but'once "more'there comes the calm." Is only rational that after great emotion there will be tome llttle'ttme' before the normal relations of our .political and other life are'restored." f k "The people are the Government, their representatives are their servants." "We believe that the time has come when a 'downward revision of the tariff Is necessary." "The Government must take the .responsibility of what Its servants dO." J ''The alrn of Liberalism today Is to seek a.wider freedom for the masses In social, political, religious and Industrial life." "What will be the good after the battle Is lost for wiseacres to say, we would have saved the situation being united." "We stapd oh the firm foundation of complete autonomy of self-gov- ernment of concern to our. "In all thing's.that really ciount our interests are common Interests." "it Is not a questlorf'of free trade or tariff. Under Liberal policy It wlli be a tariff f6r consumers and producers t "Change of tariff means, the interests of consumer and producer 'and putting >n end to profiteering." "Pay off debts partly by Income tax. Begin with the men who made millions out of the war." "If Government by its tariff policy Is going to add to the slie of Canada they might give others a little credit." "The. and the Farmers' policy in the great funda- mentals are similar." "Cut on all necessaries of life." "Substantial reductions or taking off the duties on the Implements used basic Industries of farming, lumbering, miring and fisheries, Is our tariff policy1." I ''Thereat no time more than the present for a great agricultural rj ._ "if is a good thing to and cltlei, but an evil thinjMb develop at the expense of rural centres you.develop (he great basic Industries .so you Increase the amount of material 'iTh'e Workmen's position Is no better if the cost of living Is not "You must get raw material at low prices if our manufacturers are to compete with other countries" T "It Is a sound economic policy which, in all rts branches, will benefit four essentials for success are laborf capital, management, and the community "Monopoly in any form Js Injurious. So monopoly of Government or by groups Is injurious L "The solution ts not to substitute one monopoly by anoth'er but to get rid of monopoly." Iry and wef3 Into one great group for the benefit of the good will can we become a great and prosperous'people Lethbridge tinned out en masse to Hon. Williamo Mackenzie King, leader of tbe'Litierali'Party oif the dent-of the Liberal''Association.tor Dominion the Majestic Theatre, last.iiight-ahd to hear him expound Liberal doctrines on the problems of the day. If the meeting-lacked anything in the fire of an active polit- ical Mi. away assured at least that' his, was receptiveimotid a'nH carried away a .plearer conception ,oj! his policies and those of his paity than might have been gained during the pavtizanship preceding a general election. FranklyMr. King stated that the purpose of the presenttorn-- of -the party leaders educational; the audience accepted his statement, arid listened tojhim in coiTesponding' moocL" 'There were t flashes of applause as he made telling'pojrits'at the expense the adpimistiation.. There was a keen appre- ciation ofthe young leader's especially in his fin- ished petoStion when he "launched his appeal for'unify' among rather than dissension and pulling at cioss purples. Altogether Hon. Mackenzie King created a impressioh on his first visit to Leth- inlto official capacity as leader' of the Liberal 175 MAY RREEZE TO DEATH IN ICE ALASKAN RIVERS ifUNEAU, Word was received here Tuesday of the- anxiety, of White Pass and Yukon Railroad officials over the' non-arrival .of'the river steamers Cssca, Nasutlln and carrying 175 passengers. No 'word has been received from the ships. In last' 72 hours. The vessels are'believed to be stuck or a bar 100 upstreajn from Pawson. There Is a strong possi- bility .that boats rray be a total loss If they remain frozen In the Ice In midstream Until next spring. Together with the Selkirk, new sunk at the mouth of the Stewart river, the loss of these vessels will prove a disastrous ending to the. prosperous summer' season Tomorrow, Thursday, voldrs HI the Lethbridge .Northern Irri- gation District vull register their for and against the 000 bond issiie for'die construc- tion of flic project. This is the first lime such a -vole lias ever been taken 111 the historj of Can- ada. The Board of Trustees' of the distiicl is urging that every go lo Hie polls, and asks that -soters are living in Hie city moke a special effort to go lo theii respcclue polls the voting hotiis, from 9 ami (o' 5 i> in. TOTS PLAY "BABES IN -Tilfi JVQOD" ON ENGINEER SAVteS THEM Y, Ont.; Oct. Small 'children piled dead leaves on the railroad track here yesterday afternoon and were playing "Babes In the a train was.bear-., .ing down on It was en- tcrlng: the town. -'Engineer Hu'.chinson v.'as startled by seeing a three-year-old tot stick her. head out of the pile .of when the pilot of hU .engine was almost upon her. He applied tlio. brakes just in time'to save the child'from death. The train was moving at LIVES OF OVER FOUR HUNDRED CHINESE MINERS SNUFFED OUT PEKIN, Oct.' 20.--An explosion and fire In.the Tong Shan coal mine In CHI Li province, killed up-, ward of four hundred Chinese la- borers on last Thursday i but news 6f the accident reached here 6niy today. were'119 survivors. An accurate 'accounting of the number of men employed In'the mine Is not available, but sn offi- cial report by the mining company places the dead at 422. The explo- sion occurred In the lowest levelj smoke causing most of the Railway shops and a large ce- ment works rear, the mine lent their for rescue .work. Grlcf-ttrlcken crowds, surrounded the mlris, carrying off tho vlc'tlrris as brought to the sur- sider 'such' a proposal, t The govern' ment, will Inflexibly insist upon its position regarding- produc- tion, tho newspaper says, Wales' Field Breaking 'One oC the strongest garding a' possible settlement conies: f roiE the South -Wales coal Afield; which has teen-recognized main cen- tre of'disaffection and ".A {Cardiff dispatch to the London Times I says Btated there the- end ot tho deadlock may be reached'in. three or' {four toys. The statement seems to j he made with confidence and it has created a stir .In.1 {his city.r In the meantime reports ot the closing of in- dustries assertion's that workers In other trades who are losing work through tho miners' strike are showing resent- ment, noticeable In tho'Mlddteshorough, and sleel industry; and in" thexneig'a- boring parts ot Northern England, Railwayman May Act The executive committee of the N'a tlonal Union of Railwaymen planned to'meet today and It cer- tain tho attitndo to he assumed by this organization 'toward1 miners' strike would be considered. Two weeks ago the committee, decided by Iho margin of one vote, not to join In Ihe strike hut there aro Indica- tions this decision may not bo final. The -Transport "Workers1! Union .has not taken definite action On tha'situa lion as yet, but there Is somo appre- hension that it may wlth, Ihe miners. The London branohea of tho Commercial Ro'rtd ;.Transport Workers' Union have to strike in sympathy .with tho- miners hut the strike order wag held tip until after today's meeting of thjt body. Members bt this union throughout country have been notified, however, that they may be ordered- .out-nn'd should be prepared, for it strike. A walkout of this union would Involve upward of In various parts pt Britain Further curtailment of shipping scr- vleea Is Impending. One..dally boat; Insterfi! of- three will run between Mover and Calais, and in (eist ono lino of steamers plying he' cistern Miglfsli ports anil, burg, Hotterdam and eiuirofy. ;