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 A little paper
with all the
news and a big
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Published in the interests of Alice Arm and Anyox, B. C.
S2.00 a Year
Alice Arm and {
Anyox. $2.25 to j
all other points, j
VOL. 13,   NO. 31
Alice Arm, B. C, Saturday, February 3, 1934
5 cents each.
Burns' Night Celebrated
In Fitting Style By
Large Crowd
With due pomp and ceremony
and all the historic trimmings so
dear to the hearts of Scotch folk,
the anniversary of the birth of
Eobert Burns was celebrated in
the Gymnasium on Thursday, January 25th. Two hundred and sixty
people sat down to supper and
afterwards spent a glorious evening of dancing to the old and familiar national tunes.
Mr. Angus McLean was the
ohairman of the gathering and extended a hearty welcome to the
company present. The toast of
"The Immortal Memory of Bobby
Burns" was proposed by Mr. Patterson and drank with enthusiasm.
The address to the Haggis was
given by Mr. R. B. Wallace in most
eloquent style. The haggis was
carried into the dining hall by Ales
Wardrope, who was attended by
sis lassies in Highland costume.
The toast to "The Lassies" was
proposed by Mr. T. J. Kirkwood,
who was quite unabashed in stating that "the sweetest hours that
ere he spoilt had been amang the
lasses." To this toast Miss P.
Brisbane suitably responded.
After the sumptuous repast, a
lengthy programme, of songs and
dances was carried out. Songs
were given by Mrs. J. Donaldson
and Mr. W. Murdoch. A group
of lassies in full Highland dress,
. the dance pupils of Mr. Laurie,
charmed everyono with their grace
and skill. The Sword Dance was
nicely performed by Edith Johnston aud Joyoe Williams, and Margaret Smith danoed the Highland
Fling with oharm and precision.
Ellen MacLeod and Bessie Barclay
gave a finished exposition of the
Reels; The evening's dancing
ranged from the Circassian Circle
to the Highland Sohottisohe, all to
splendid musio supplied by a new
orohestra under the leadership of
J. Gillies.
Engagement of Local Couple
Is Announced
The engagement is announced of
Flora Janet, youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Allan. Gilford St.
Vancouver, to Melville Wilbur,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William
James Webber, 2245 West Fourteenth Ave., Vancouver. The
wedding will take plaoe in Anyox
in the early part of this month.
Few things speak louder than
Party Given in Honor Of
Mrs. A. M. Morton
A very enjoyable party was held
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Kergin at Alice Arm on Tuesday
evening in honor of Mrs. A. M.
Morton, who is visiting her many
friends in the distriot before returning to her home in South
Africa this spring. The hostesses
were Mrs. H. F. Kergin and Mrs.
J. Wier.
A large number were present,
practioaUy everyone being invited
Court Whist was played during
the early part of the evening.
Mrs. E. Moss was the recipient of
the ladies' first prize, and Mrs. W.
B. Bovver received the consolation.
Mr. Wm. McFarlane ' excelled
among the men, while Mr. J. Fiva
was handed the low score trophy.
Following card playing refreshments were served, after which
various games were indulged iu
which were conducive of much
Community singing followed,
which was carried on until well
after 2 a.m. Songs ancient and
modern'were all rendered with enthusiasm, closing with the singing
of "Auld Lang Syne" in honor of
Mrs. Morton the guest of the evening,, who was the central figure of
a large circle of friends.
On the previous evening' Mr.
and Mrs. 0. Evindsen of the Alice
Arm Hotel were hosts at a party
also given in honor of Mrs. Morton
and a large number of friends spent
an enjoyable evening, as is always
the case at this famous hostelry.
Proposed Sports Events Are
Now "In The Air"
Fight fans will be greatly disappointed to learn that the Fight
Card proposed for tbe 23rd. has
been postponed for the time being.
This is due to the faot that there
is a doubt as to whether some of
the contestants would be thorough
ly prepared by that date and also
other uncertainties.
No final arrangements have yet
been made as to the visits of the
various basketball teams who are
anxious to try conclusions with
looal teams, so that these matters
are perforce held iu abeyance in
the meantime.
Twenty-five players took part in
the Badminton Tournament whioh
was held on Monday evening last,
January 29th. in the Gymnasium.
Muoh keen play was witnessed.
The winners proved to be Miss F.
Dresser and J. Gillies. Dainty refreshments were provided at the
Copper Production Out-
Side U. S. A. Gains
30 Per Cent.
Following one of their poorest
years in more than a decade from
the viewpoint of earnings, virtually
all of the important copper companies in the United States are believed
to have operated last year at a
modest profit before allowances are
made for depreciation charges. In
1932, nearly all important companies in the industry showed a heavy
operating loss before setting up
reserves for depreciation or depletion.
Mine production of copper in the
United States last, year continued
on a restricted basis at about 20
per cent, of capacity, the same as
in 1932.. The output for the year
is estimated at 275;000 long, compared with 255,006 tons in 1932.
The increase was diie almost entirely to a larger output from scrap
copper because of the higher price
prevailing for the metal which
brought the scrap accumulations on
the market.
Outside of the UMted Statea-prc-
duction increased from 718,000 tons
in 1932 to 925,000 tons last year, a
gain of about 30 per cent. The
world's production last year approximated 1,200,000 tons, against
973,000 tons in 1932. The increased output abroad was due largely
to operations in Canada and Africa
where production increased by approximately 50 per cent. The out
put from South America also showed a sizable gain.
The outlook for the American
copper industry for 1934 is expected to continue favorable. No immediate increase in operations is
Continued on page 2
Big Improvement In Ladies'
Hoop Game
Due to the sportsmanship of the
ladies of the Spooks' basketball
team in dividing up their players
with the Aces' in order to obtain
more evenly balanced teams, the
play in the Ladies' League is vastly improved. Last Friday's game
was the best played this season. It
was featured by good open play
aud clean passing. The girls have
developed the happy knaok of pas3'
ing the ball accurately and quickly
with the result that the play is
faster and more open. W'th the
visit of the Prince Rupert All
Stars Girls' team, which is expect'
ed about the middle of this month,
some very interesting basketball
may be anticipated.
Interesting Debate Held
By A. Y. P. A.
Most interesting and instructive
was the debate held by the members of the A. Y. P. A. on Thursday, January 25th. in the Anglican
Church Hall. The subjeot debated
was: "Resolved, that the Moving
Pictures do more harm than good."
The affirmative was taken by Mr.
Maims Wilson, of the Mine, aud
the negative was taken by the Rev.
A. Abraham.
The negative points brought out
in 'the disoussion were that the
movies bring the whole world to
us; that they broaden the public
mind; that mankind needs recreation and that the movies provide
entertainment at nominal expense.
For the affirmative it was contended that pictures had misplaced the
theatre; that criminal actors were
exalted; that bad English is frequently spoken; and that children
retain wrong impressions and are
frequently influenced for evil rather
than for good as a result. The
negative won the day, though only
by a narrow  margin.     A large
number attended.
The Alice Arm Liberal
Association Elect
Mine Minstrels Will Entertain
On 16th. and 19th.
With all the side-splitting jokes
and comioal antics of a regular
minstrel show, the "Mine Chrysanthemum Coons" will give a performance in the Recreation Hall at
the Beach, on Friday the 16th. and
also ou Monday the 19th. at the
Mine. There will be a company
of over twenty blackface minstrels,
with a regular show for the first
half of the programme aud a variety entertainment for the second
Much work aud many rehearsals
have been devoted to this show,
and those who attend have a real
treat in store.
Relatives of Local Resident
Celebrate Diamond Wedding
On December 31st. of last year
Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson, of
No. 48 Morningside St., Glasgow,
celebrated their diamond wedding,
They were married at Barrhead,
Scotland, by Rev. W. Young, of
the former Free Churoh. The
Ring and Queen sent a message
congratulating them on the oo
oasion and wishing them a Happy
New Year. Mr. and Mrs. Robert
son are the aunt aud uncle of Miss
P. Brisbane. Mr. Robertson was
employed for almost fifty years by
the Glasgow Corporation, and has
only recently retired.
A meeting of the Alice Arm
Liberal Association was held on
January 24th. at the Club House
of the Athletio Club, when officers
were elected for the ensuing year
and general business transacted.
President H. R, Fowler presided.
Following the adoption of the
minutes of the preceding meeting,
the following officers were elected
for the coming year.
Hon. President, Hon. L. Mackenzie King.
Hon. Vice-President, Hon. T. D.
First Vio6-President, Olof Hanson M. P. Second Vice-President,
Wm. J. Asselstine M. L. A.
President, H. R. Fowler, (who
was re-eleoted.) Secretary, J.
Executive: Mrs. H. F. Kergin,
W. B. Bower, J. Fiva, Ed. Petersen.
Following a discussion of the
lack of transportation facilities up
the Kitsault River Valley, a reso-
ution was passed by the meeting
calling the attention of the government to the necessity of an
early start of repair work this
spring) aud also that the trail from
the end of the steel be improved so
that it oan be used by tractors to
the glacier or as close as possible,
and that other mining trails in the
distriot be repaired. Copies of the
letter to be forwarded to The Hon.
F. MaoPherson, Minister of Public
Works and Wm. J. Asselstine, M.
L. A. for Atlin.
A motion was also endorsed by
the meeting in regard to relief now
being received by recipients in the
district. The motion asked the
government to make all relief payments by cheque instead of the
present system, which was considered unsatisfactory. Copies of the
letter to be sent to Hon. Geo. S.
Pearson, Minister of Labor, and
Hon. F, MaoPherson, Minister of
Publio Works.
It was also decided that a letter
be sent to Mr. Olof Hanson, M. P.
iu regard to the deplorable condition of the Silver City float and
approach, and asking him to bring
the matter before the proper authorities, so that both float and
approach can be replaced or repaired.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Whitehouse, at the Anyox General Hospital, on Saturday, January
27th. a daughter. ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD.   Saturday. February 3.  !9S4
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Dolly Varden Railway
Is Indespensable
Two organizations of Alice Arm,
the local branch of the B. C. Chamber of Mines, and the Liberal Association recently passed resolutions
unanimously favoring the undertaking of repair work on the Dolly
Varden Railway and the improvement of transportation conditions
from the end of steel at Camp 8 to
the Kitsault Glacier. Communications have been forwarded to
department heads at Victoria urging the necessity of this work, and
there is no doubt that they will be
favorably received. It is of the
greatest importance to the district
that the railway be again made
available for light traffic. It is the
only means of communication existing in the valley and until it is
repaired the rich mineral deposits
will lie undeveloped and in time
forgotten. The loss of transportation would mean that years and
years of hard work and money
spent in that section by mining
property owners would be lost,
it would mean a severe handicap to
mining engineers wishing to examine properties, and one of the richest mineral sections would be
abandoned at a time when strenuous efforts are everywhere being
made to develop the mineral deposits of the province, for the attraction of capital so that the wheels of
industry can be speeded up.
Copper Production Out-
Side U. S. A. Gains
30 Per Cent.
Why Not Build Alaska-
Yukon Highway ?
The Alaska-Yukon International
Highway project appears to have
become a dead issue in Canada, but
this is certainly not the case in the
Western States and Alaska. Our
American friends are even more
enthusiastic today than when the
project was first mooted, and if a
reasonable amount of support was
forthcoming from our Federal and
B. C. Governments, work on the
highway, would, we believe soon be
under way. Why is it our government is so apathetic when our
neighbors are so willing to help?
It is a question we would like to
see intelligently answered. Canada
has everything to gain by the building of a highway and nothing to
lose. If the plans of Premier Bennett mature we are going to spend
millions of dollars in public works
in the west to provide employment.
These public works when completed
will bring in very little revenue to
the government coffers and will
very likely be a liability to Canada
instead of an asset. The building
of   the    Alaska-Yukon   Highway
Continued from page 1
said to be in prospect, although
there is a probability that in the
late spring there will be an increase,
provided in the meantime there
should be a further decrease in the
stocks of the metal. Copper consumption here is dependent almost
entirely on general business conditions. In the event of a further
improvement in business the feeling is that there would be a corresponding increase in the consumption of copper.
Increased production abroad is
expected in 1934, although the rate
of operations probably will not
show as sharp a gain as it did last
year over 1932. At the close of the
year foreign production was running at the rate of approximately
80,000 tons monthly, compared
with 58,000 tons in January, 1933.
The fourth important copper producing company in Africa, however,
started operations in October and
the full effect of its production is
not expected until in 1934.
The increase in Canadian production last year was attributed largely
to the International Nickel Co.
The class had been told to use
the word "Nevertheless" in a sentence. One small girl wrote: My
brother always chooses the biggest
bun, nevertheless,"
C. N. R. Has 14 Extra Miles
Of Rails In Summer
Things are not always what they
seem, and this is borne out in the
case of thousands of miles of steel
rail in railway tracks which increase
their length in summer and decrease
in winter without rails being added
or taken from the total mileage.
If anyone were to take the actual
miles of steel rail in the 23,700 miles
of the Canadian National System in
summer, he would find that he had
fourteen more miles of track than
he had during the winter, due to
the expansion of the steel during
the heat of the summer and contraction in the lower temperatures
of the winter season.
would employ a large number of
men for several years, and when
completed, not hundreds, or thousands, but (nillions of Americans
would flock into B. C. and traverse
the road to the land of the lure of
the "midnight sun." Everyone
travelling over the road would be
forced to spend money on gasoline
meals, lodging, etc. and reasonable
tolls could also be charged. It
would be one of the biggest assets
Western Canada possessed and we
are letting the opportunity slip.
To show the great interest taken in
the highway in the United States,
The Alaska Weekly, which is published in Seattle, recently issued a
double Highway edition, illustrated
with various northern scenes, and
articles written by prominent Americans interested in the project.
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Bread,  Cakes, Pastry,
First-class  Business Lots at
$200   each,  and   Residential
Lots as low as S25.
Now it the Time to Buy Property
Agent for Alice Arm Mining
and Development Co.
Enjoy the hospitality ol the Grosvenor. Heie you will be among
friendly people. The Grosvenor
is a quiet Hotel within two blocks
of the heart of Vancouver's shopping and theatre district, yet away
from heavy traffic. Metropolitan
dining room service, comfortable
lounge and writing rooms. Rates
are reasonable.
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Someone may need that
article you don't require.
A small Ad. may bring
lots of
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Drop In *
After a couple of hours of "Auction" or "Contract" . . . complete an enjoyable evening with a
light repast of sandwiches, crackers, cheese and
PHOENIX LAGER is sparkling, pure and
healthful. It is so easy to serve, and many prefer
it as a late evening beverage because it aids digestion and induces calm repose.
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board  or the Government of British
We carry at all times a Full Line of First Class
Groceries;    also- Heavy and  Shelf Hardware.
Clothes,   Boots,   Shoes   and   Rubbers   of   all
descriptions.   A large stock to choose from
Lode and placer gold mining have made remarkable strides
in the past three years.   Historic Cariboo and Bridge
River districts are now prominently in the public eye.
There are opportunities for profitable investment, and
about 200,000 square miles of unexplored mineral bearing
lands are open for prospecting.
British Columbia is the leading Canadian Province in
production of silver, lead and zinc.
Inform yourself by consulting Official Publications of
which these are the most recent:
Annual Report of the Honourable the Minister of
Mines, for the calendar year 1932.
"Placer Mining in British Columbia."
Preliminary Report on the Mineral Industry of British
Columbia for the calendar year 1933.
Non-Metallic Mineral Investigations: "Barite," "Asbestos;" "Glassware;" "Clay;" "Magnesite and Hydro-
The Department of Mines,
T.   W.   FALCONER Alice Arm
n ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HEBALD.   Saturday. February 3.  1H34
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Honesty, courage and modesty
are the cardinal virtues that
make tor success and they should
be the ideal of every Canadian
boy, said E. W. Beatty, chairman
and president of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, in addressing
the Montreal District Scout
Council at their headquarters ln
that city recently. Mr. Beatty was
speaking in his capacity as president of tbe Canadian General
Council of the Boy Scouts' Association and at a function at
which he   had   been presented
with a copy of the new Scout
song book, "Songs for Canadian
Boys." Tbe appeal of this book
is to all classes of boys and
girls, to adults and to the English-speaking world generally.
Some of tbe finest poems in tbe
language are included, making
the book an anthology in itself.
The songs include those common
to tbe Empire, songs of Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland,
Wales, the United States, French-
Canada, France, sea songs, sea
chanties, scouting and marching
songs, choruses and miscellane
ous songs. The French-Canadian
song group have scholarly English translations by J. Murray
Gibbon. It 1b a book that would
adorn the shelves of any library.
Mr. Beatty made a complete
inspection of tbe Scouts' Montreal premises and evinced lively
interest in tbe toy shop where
hundreds of old and damaged
toys were being put into shape
and renovated for distribution
among the poor and destitute
children at Christmas. Photograph shows him among the boys
at work in tbe shop.
The Lure of the Maritimes
rV he Maritimes hold a proud and
well-merited  place in tourist
popularity  as  well  as  being  a
favorite   territory   *m   holiday-
makers from all parts of eastern
Canada and United States. Their
many sea-side resorts; quaint and
beautiful little villages and snug
towns dotted along the Bay of
Fundy have a special attraction
for those who wish to combine
comfort with scenic beauty; golf
and a wide variety of other sports
with fishing and sailing; ana the
whole with modern and direct
St Andrews-by-jhe-sea with its
well known and excellent -Algonquin Hotel. There, as at its more
famouB namesake in Scotland, is
to be found one of the outstanding
18-hole golf courses in Eastern
Canada where many a hard-fought
championship has been decided.
Again, take Digby on the Bay
of Fundy. Set in some of the
most beautiful, old-world scenery
in Canada, the Pines, recently
opened hostelry, offers a widn
range of entertainment including
tennis, golf, sailing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, motoring,
swimming either in the sea or in
the salt water pool with plate
glass windscreens and promenade
for spectators nestling under tht
veranda of the hotel. Good mot
oring roads give access to scores
of quaint little villages, some of
them, in the Evangeline country.
scenes of hi&»»ric incident and
tragedy. Here too, the modeir
autoist will often meet the old-
world ox wain taking its leisurely
way down the country road. Laj-
out shows hand-spring dive inU
the Pines Hotel pool; Evangeiin*
country showing church txxA
statue at Grand Pre; and seetios
of coa'oe at St Andrews.
_ ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD,   Saturday.  February 3.  1934
Vandals A and B Teams
Both Win Games
On Friday
The miners had a gala evening
on Friday the 26th. when the B
team took the measure of the War
riors, and the A team disposed the
Mechanics. The latter, however,
were without some of their best
The Warriors more than held
their own against the Vandals
up to half time, when the score
was 15-11. Coming up strong in
the second half, however, the miners finished on the long end of
30-21 score. The whole difference
was made up by effective checking
oil the part of the Vandals, and
keener combination. The Warriors put up a sterling game and
gave their heavier opponents a lot
of trouble. The teams: Warriors,
Arney 12, Dan McDonald 7, O'Neill
Obechini, Dominada 2, Harrison.
Vandals B: Graham, Gourlay 1,
Southey 8, Heinekey 6, Reid 15.
In the ladies' game the Aces put
up a valiant fight and almost succeeded in winning, but in the closing minutes the Spooks ran up
three baskets in quick succession
to win by 25-19. A feature of
this game was the alternate scor
ing of baskets by either side, each
basket giving one point advantage
to that team. This went along
until the score was 19-20, when
the Spooks clamped the lid down
on tlieir opponents. Two new
players donned the green and
white, both making a good showing. The teams, Aces, J. Philip 1,
H. Simpson 1, D. Rogers, M. Dresser 13, B. Cannon 2, B. Barclay 2.
Spooks: L. Dresser 9, J. Pinckney,
T. Gordon 6, N. Salmon 10, K.
Although beaten by a score of
46 to 24, the Mechanics put up a
hard fight against their formidable rivals, the Vandals in the men's
Senior A game. Mechanics were
minus three of their regular players, and were unfortunate iu having one of their players despatched
to the showers during the second
half. However, they fought to the
finish and scored some baskets
which lessened the margin noticeably. Buntain and Davies played
in stellar style, while Yelland and
Murray worked well. The Vandals added speed and cleverness to
tlieir combined efforts, T. Calderoni notching 18 pts. and Falconer
12. Swanson played a cool and
masterly game. The teams: Mechanics A: Watson; Buntain 11;
Davies 6; Yelland 1; Gillies. Murray 3; Church 3. Vandals A:
Gourlay; Swanson 6; F. Calderoni
8; Falconer 12; T. Calderoni 18;
Reid 2. N. Youngs controlled all
throe games.
Failures   reveal   the   secrets of
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Oscar Olsen, who has been away
in the south for about two months
returned to town on Monday.
Rev. A. Abraham left on Monday for the East. He will be absent about four weeks.
Miss Florence Kelley, arrived on
Wednesday from Vancouver. Miss
Kelley is the daughter of Mr.
Frank Kelley, who was formerly
the secretary of the Anyox Community League.
Vic. L. Hopkins, who has been a
resident of Anyox for over ten
years, left ou Wednesday for London, England, where he will reside.
Mrs. Gunnar Anderson and ohild
left on Wednesday for a visit to
the south.
Miss Kolosoff left- on Wednesday
for Vancouver.
The Herald is $2.00 a year.
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R, Wagar arrived on Monday
from Prince Rupert on a visit to
his son Vernon.
Ed. Petersen loft on Mondav for
Seattle, where he will visit his
uncle. He will also visit friends
in Vancouver.
Mrs. A. M. Morton arrived on
Saturday from Anyox and left
again on Wednesday after spending a holiday with Mrs. J. Wier.
John McGuire, whose ears were
frost-bitten sometime ago, returned
from Anyox on Thursday) where
he has been receiving medical attention.
"I suppose football broke down
your son?"
"No, indeed, the doctor said
what gave him nervous prostration
was trying to get his lessons between games,"
Stranger—I say, old chap, did
anybody ever tell you that you
looked like Napoleon?
Bartender—Oh, yes, but I've
stopped lending money on it.
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Recovery Under Way
E. W. Beatty Believes
Reviewing   Canadian   business
conditions of the past year and at
the same time looking forward to
the   prospects  for   1934,  E.  W.
Beatty, Chairman and  President
of the Canadian Pacific Railway,
thinks the country is on the way
back to prosperity, although the
■way may be long, and at times
difficult. In a statement published
In the "Montreal Star" he says:—
"Of   1933  I
think it is perhaps with  relief that most
of us will say
—that's that,
and   now   for
1934.   We meet
this New Year
with something
of a better understanding of
what  this  so-
called   depression   is    all
„ ™ »   ^ „ „    about and what
E.W. Beatty, K.C.    we ought to do
about it. We see along the road
leading to its end more clearly
and further than we did a year
ago. That fact has inspired confidence and courage and has
started us moving towards the
better times that broadened prosperity will bring to all. The road
Is not an easy one; there are long
hills and difficult spots, but it
offers no danger or problem too
great to be surmounted by the
courage and energy of the Canadian people. We have before us
problems that will tax the ingenuity and strength of our leaders in
statescraft, finance and industry
and make great demands upon the
patience and understanding of our
people, but if these problems are
met with courage and dealt with
in accordance with the laws of
sound economics which are as relentlessly unchangeable as the
laws of nature, this country will
emerge from the purging in far
better shape to progress than it
has ever been before, and individual prosperity for all classes of
our people will be more firmly
established. I believe that the
elusive corner we were hoping to
turn through many weary months,
slipped past us all unnoticed some
time ago, and that we have definitely passed through the worst
and most trying phase of the
Railroad Situation.
"The past year has been particularly difficult tor our railroads and there seems little reason to hope that conditions are
going to be much easier for those
who operate them in the immediate or near future. Alteration
in Canada's status from the position we used to claim as the
world's chief producer of bread-
stuffs has already proved far-
reaching ln Its adverse effect upon
our transportation industry. Under most favorable circumstances
governing development ot other
lines of agricultural production for
export, It may reasonably take
some years to bring tbe volume of
Canada's rail freight back to the
high figures of a few years ago.
It is therefore imperative upon the
managements of those railways
depending upon earnings to meet
operating costs, interest and other
charges that all possible measures
of economy in operation shall continue in force. But when this is
accomplished the problem for
Canada is far from solved.
Must Reduce Taxes,
"All that is true of the railways
is true in some respect of most
other public facilities, and such
progress as has been made over
the past year along the line of
effecting economies in administration of public affairs has been
helpful, but has served mostly to
point the way to larger and more
fundamental re - arrangements
looking towards an easing of the
great load of national debt, and a
reduction of taxation the extent
of which has come to assume
ominous proportions. There is
no need for further stressing the
inescapable necessity for such action. I do not believe that any
thinking Canadian viewing national affairs without prejudice, will
deny that the drain upon public
and individual wealth consequent
upon the general Tailway situation continues to over-shadow all
other problems, and It is by far
the most important difficulty that
has to be surmounted before the
way to prosperity lies open before
The Remedy.
In order to clarify the situation
early in the year, I outlined in two
public addresses what I believed
to be the only possible solution
for that problem. In effect, I
proposed that the people of Canada as owners of the Canadian National Railway should enter Into
a partnership arrangement with
the shareholders of the Canadian
Pacific, and that the resulting organization should be operated by
the privately owned concern, thus
relieving railroad management in
this country from the too-well
proven evils of political influences
and at the same time removing
from the path of our greatly har-
rassed political leaders the embarrassments that must ever accompany responsibility for railway operation. My proposals at
that time met with a volume of
approval and support such as,
frankly. I had not anticipated, and
I found even in places where it
was least to be expected that they
received a serious consideration
that showed how widespread was
the conviction that this problem
had to be settled in some satisfactory and permanent manner.
Nothing that has since happened
has tended to change my conviction that in these proposals lies
the only sound ultimate solution
of the difficulty. I can think of
nothing short of this that may
be attempted that will offer adequate relief from an economic
drain that has In it all the possibilities of national disaster. I
have reason to believe, also, that
I share this conviction with a
large and Increasing number of
citizens who are giving thought to
the state of real economic peril in
which we stand."
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