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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 11, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta Tlim'sclay, .SeptiMulH-i1 11. TIIK J.ETHBKIDGE DAILY HERALD Page 5 Board of Trade Hoars Paper on Question of Immediate Interest, Wholesale terminal at the niid- oitrkc-ts ftee'K board of trade luncheon today, when a paper prepared hy E. N. Barker, president ot the Associated Boards at Trade, read. The ivhlch follow H, a very compreht-flaivc review of tho 'marketing quesilon In the west, unti hears out the lUea advanced by Jf. have been forcc-u to actually advance It represents a tax upon each resi dent of the city, "a tax .collected "as a payment for our inefficiency." Something to NoU In regard to retail municipal mar Kels it would appear, that, In New York, the retail markote conductec by the city do not pay expenses, and do not bring the producer and con- sumer together whtt-h the object aimed at. "The wholesale exchange ot of the new season's fashions in Costumes and Mantles A MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY EXQUISITE NEW CREATIONS You are cordially invited to our show rooms to make a critical inspection of our stock of exclusive models for the season 1913-1914. Never before in the history of our many years of business career have we shown such a corn- that will be seen this Fall and Winter in the great centres of fashion-LONDON, JARIS, VIENNA and NEW YORK--have been adapted and made expressly for us to meet the needs and satisfy the taste of a discriminating general public. If there is any thing: designed and adapted to be popular this season, we have it. Suits that bctpcak ind beauty, in every line. Expert tailoring In every ssam. Quality in every Inch of material. Smartest ccat models. Latest sWrt Ideas ant prices never, before heard of for such rr.BKhandiw. That's the atory briefly told. Suit Prices to Coat Prices to THE ROYAL STORE Southard Block 5123rd Ave. S. oo .mich handling of the Erdaller pro-j these causes are cot so easily adjust- uce, too many acts of different kinds they represent the social and .re perforraffd before the farming pro- economical changes jKldoatal to the nation's and Trccld's ''Our faulty marketing syelem, on the other hand, seems Ineicusable; it can easily be remedied." Trie Alternative The farmer, the producer, BOW baa uce, In its many varieties, ray onto the tables of the city con- Thus tbe price is cut down o the farmer or producer and the irice is put up to tbe consumer. The oluttons of these problems are come- by study organization not outiofibuBlni ml by.-'ilniptlfylng present metupdi but he -may so that the producer can get Into ship man In the regular, larger and better market in he cities at all -times of the year; and that tbe middleman can have some place lo go where he can pur- chase what he wishes to retail et would give Belters the greatest lumber of buyers to sell lo. The up of mirketB makes for. ifgher prfcM for the markets attrtct neither produce nor customers as the large market does." We might say this would apply to iU oVr Bouthern Alberta products, and two Klt6matiTea. He may eell to the him" offering sh. stable 'markets 'took' city on the chance of getting a higher price, t-Jt safeguarded only by the bohesty'of the commission man. Eith- er plan-Is hard on him. Even a large -crop "may yield hltn scarcely enough so much expense of hunting It lip. jto pay ;for (u transportation to the The retail merchant aliould'be and the faulty and expensive In our larger towns and cities, to go 16 attribution which Is all that we can the central market and load his own i wagon v.-Ilh what he requires U> retail at (he store I. e.f ot products grown within the country. Home Produce now afford U, "In. municipally owned and operated terminal markets .the produce voulrt be delivered, without waste, to licens- ed city'auctioneers, working In a cen- Municipal wholesale markets would Jtral where all buyers, largo thus obviate the shipping Into-, tho and Email, would have their repre firovtuce of a good deal .of produce 'Bentalives. There It would be dis- that is shipped in from a distance, and thus !F a greater tas on the city posed of at the highest prices which could he obtained, and tbe money Tho building up of stable markets, ______ __ such as municipal wholesale markets, foci" supply is less regarded hy tbe would stimulate tho production of the normal laws of supply and demand [requisite articles to -be sold in three consumer, as much of would be Gent back without delay to mlgbt- be found close to our doors.) toe producer." than hy the steamship railroad marketa. U seems to be the Idea In companies. That surnmstTzes i tlie southern Alberta, too much, that U is melancholy retail, market situation. Note this: such wholesale markets as the city has establlahed are conduct-' ed at a Is the obvious conclusion? The institution of properly located wholesale markets controlled hy the city would stem to bs' the policy of Ihe future." It would seem that when cities grow to large proportions muni- cipal relai] mailtets fall to supply the needs Quoting again from the same re- port; "The and chbapeat dlalrl- button of (arm products among the peuple of this city Is.alniust as es- sential to (heir best tbe and cheap distribution among lime enough to provide markets after them of or light, fari-i pro- Gilts that Last To knlrei, ipoorw fcnd fancy of qcaliir and beauty for a If 1 Thli brand 11 knofffl .''SifptrFlatetfiat Ween" mwi and tfco heaviest tilrcr plat. Known for (0 yean, i 'Solrt by Dcvlcro ducts con a I itn lo and rnuat conllntia to, the major portion of our food supply, j-el, during the past twenty which shown Rtich splendid pro- p-oss in most branches of com- munity developmenl, if thing has done to facilitate and perfect this distribution. It would feem that what ?re need Is more con- centrated effort, and. If one might say Jl, v.-hen produce Is to be moved it should ba moved mere In IPF.B In srriEili 3oie, especially when going Into towns or cities AhCro It has to be hanrtleil again. Under our pros en t system there Is too nincb focal retail Ehtarinv over the railroads, "and (he material is raised, or lo'walt and see what there Is for salo'and then try and it- We forget thtt not even the farmer is fool enough lo work long at growing (even If he ever commences) or fool enough to grow things that arc not required or that he cannot sell. We are relating some ol the faults of the past and these- arc faults to be found all orer .ibis North American continent, hut rapidly exchanged for belter methods. Ono weak spot In our armor U being found and one of '.ha chief reasons !CT the downward turn of farming in many places with Impoverished land is loaa of hope. We in Alberta made a qutck move wbon we found that exclusive grain growing was not going to carry ns to where we wlBhed to go. Into the land of riches at break neck speed without too much work, nnd by denl of wind around hotel cor- ridors, tut wo cannot mako a success of mixed farming without more better organization, or without more thpufc'U and particularly effort tban Id being put upon this matter by towti and city. Inhabitant whose duty it la to help himself and at tba same tfno the farmer on the To go 'back to tho report and quota again "Xot nil. the high cost of living can bo credited to poor marketlrip- (here arc other causes, ot "Enormous savings -would be cer- aln. "Wasto effort would be obtain- d." The stimulating effort upon the grower .of prompt and absolutely fa'.r .altstnanattp, free from false con- as sometimes are created now 'or the purpose- of controlling the market, wo aid be instant aneous. knowing that he had an open market, would be encouraged to produce as rvjch RS ho could. The buyer, no for speculative prices, would buy nufe freely. The appar- ent anomaly of lower prices to the consumer and higher prices to tho fanner would be Inevitable. Where, at present, r-rodactlon !a In many cas- es hieing actually, decreased It would be Immediately augmented. In Munich, Germany, a' municipal terminal market bas been In operation less two years and we rend of this, "In building the market they miscalculated tho whole thing, they bad based their plans on calculation? of tho clty'6 consumption. After the market was opened and the farmers thAt a and certain out- ao sooner our larger cities ,11 lines with the steady flow-In fcny linV'cari be guarantee'tl, ihe sooner will the material be produced to make that flow and In- crease It does the commerical and what does the banker de- mand? Stability, o: as much as of It he can obtain. What does the farmer require and which he' has never bad meted out to him In the same measure? Why, the samo thing, stability, and some reas- onable certainty-that he can build bis operations and conduct his business upon some "definite basis, which only reasonably -stable -markets, and a etead'y demand that, he can .supply, can give him. It Is hot a-qestion ol revolution with us, but a.question of irhetber, at the very commencement' of our career, we .will build upon the of others that have made or blunder along for years ho Esrae as they did and then have o go haclc over the same ground suf- cring foolUhiy In the meantime. can Btarl'rlght if we wish, but must all puli together and thfe farmers arc looking to the centres to lead out and do the trlcU.- Municipal markets in Europe yield profit to the municipality. One Ihlng we may state as a (act, and which Is more or less apparent .0 some and v-sry apparent to loose who study the question, which la that Ihe local market cannot be held by the local farmer, even If close in, let was for their produce, they began vending In ao much, very evi- dently Increasing their production, that afmosl Immediately the new ket prorcil to bo Inadequate and It soon became apparent that tbo city vrould without delay, require another Marktt for a great city would be one single wholesale termlnct market, where tho maximum of produce and max- imum, of euPtomeTB-.cotild get. Giving ouslomerB the greatest variety, and on a nt Hi to select from, such a mar- against the carload lot under present conditions tor many reasons lhat arc also very apparent. If we cannot hold the local market in a large i grce for the local farmer-then tbe number of local farmers do, not in- crease, ami the money tfmt should be coming and should be spcnl In our local town does not maleriallrc. Tho money realized at the local maTket woutd mostly be spenl in tho town or j city where" It was paid over. The i