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CALGARY DAILY HERALD Sedition THE Alberta Fair. Calgary, Cloudy) Max. 40; Min. 34 April 301 Sunrln 1:01; Sunset 7:51 FORTY-SIXTH YEAR. CALGARY,' ALBERTA, FRIDAY. APRIL 29, 1932 31 PAGES Par It Projects Wo rsl of Depression Wins Marylebone By-Election on Nursemaids' Votes nUiiiBelieved To 8 Arrests Over as West zm j3V r v ! Relief Plans Loosens Purse Strinas V Japanese Accuse Chinese of Being Responsible for Explosion NIPPON OFFICIALS SERIOUSLY INJURED Tightening of Sino-Japanese Relations Regarded as Probable Outcome i i ... BULLETIN TOKIO, April 29 (A.P.) New. of th. wounding of Japan's four outstanding military, pava .and. diplomatic Isadora at Shanghai by a bomb on Friday' was a trs-m.ndou. shock to Toklo. Nsws. boys, shouting extra .dftlbhs on ths streets, broka th.. atilliess of the capital's holiday in honor of ths Emperor's' birthday. (By Associated1 Press) SHANGHAI, .April . 29. Five high ranking Japanese officials and a prominent Japanese "resident of ' this city were seriously injured at noon Friday by a bomb explosion.? Tha bomb shattered a reviewing stand en which they wars Seated at a military review In' Mongkew Park In honor of the birthday, of, Emperor Hlrohito. Several foreign military, .ofiisers narrowly, escaped serious injury from ths bomb. i The Japanese military headquarters announced Friday afternoon that the most seriously injured were General Yoshinort Shirakawa, com-mander-in-chle'f ' of the Japanese forces here. Admiral Himchisaburo Nomura, naval commander-in- chief; Mamoru-Shigemitsu, Japanese minister to China, and Major- General Kehkibhi' UyWa, Consul-Genera! Kuramatsu Mugal and Y. Kawabata, pre' 'ent of the Japanese Residents' Association. Critical Condition General Shirakawa wu rushed to a hospital suffering from serious injuries to his right side ana to his face. He was operated upon Immediately and was said to be in a critical condition, M. Shigemitsu, the leading Jap. aness non-military leader her and head of tha Japanese delega. lion to the recent peace parleys, was ssvsrely injured in both lege. Ha was reported ta be unesnsci-ous. Admiral Nomura suffered injuries to his left eye and General Uytda was torn in the chest and abdomen. It was learned Consul-General Kuramatsu Mural, who previously was reported uninjured, had tiis left let; shattered bv a bomb fragment and that Y. kawabata, also was seriously injured, a number of fragments of the bomb having penetrated his body. The bomb, was tossed into the middle of tlte platform by a man In the great crowd spread out before It. At first the thrower was believed to have been a Korean, but later Japaneee police said the missile was thrown by a Chinese. Crowd Closes In ' The huge crowd immediately closed In upon the man they believed had thrown the bomb and he was rescued by the police and dragged away. Military officials said he was arrested and taken immediately to headquarters, alive but badly injured. Seven other Chinese were arrested and accused of implication in the bombing. Military officials expresead the opinion that tha incident probably would result In a drastic tightening of Sino-Japanese relations here, although they declined to predict what steps would be taken. Among ths suspects questioned by the Jspanese after the bombing was W. 3. Hibbard, an American employee of the government of the International Settlement, He was later released. - LINDBERGH CASE DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED TODAY -NORFOLK, Va.. April 29. U.P.) -Developments were expected today In the negotiations of John Hughes Curtis with a group of men representing themfejves to be the kidnappers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. - - ' Curtis and Lieut. George L. Richards, navv flier, left Norfolk yesterday afternoon bv . airnlant for an unknown destination. They had not returned this morning. The Broadcasting Station y CFAC . OF ) The Calgary Daily Herald 434.8 Metres. Phone M428S : Radio reception last night was fair DAILY (eXCEPT SUNDAY) T:3(l a.m.The Musical Clock. ' 7:35 a.m. Markets by Jamts Richardson A Bona. . a.m. Oram prices. 1:49 mm. City Hall Market pre. , gramma. :0n a.m. Tavannea' time. Sign off. 11:80 a.m. The noontime parsde. 12:01 (Noon) brain prices. ii:1l (Noon) Livestock report. 12:30 (Noon) Markets by Jamee Rlcnardaon s Bona, 1:09 p.m. The Hollywood goselper, 1:30 p.m. Tavannea' time. Sign off. 4:0. p.m. Koram. 4:M p.m. Uncle Larry's Birthday Party. S:M p.m. The mualo lovers' corner, , 6:30 p.m. Popular melodlea. B:4I p.m. Tha Hollywood goaalper. 8:50 p.m. The Showman. :00 p.m. Tavannea' time. Sign eff. The plans'iiaed In the atudls la a Patrleae Matthewa Orand. Studle furnishings by Bkyes-imperlal Furni. ture, Ltd. Victor records aupplled by Aiherte Piano Comoanyi Columbia records by Howe's Musis Stors. ,. I,' I,, , Appealing to the nursemaids, centre, whoia attractions were such Blackatt (right) In an all-Conservative by-election in Marylebone Thursday by 11,677 votes to 10,644. Sir Basil Blackett was said to have depended on votes of tha maids' masters admire him for his business sagacity, Tha campaign was one of tha heard the outcome with interest Hoare Denies Indian Gov't to Bargain for Gandhi Co-operation Secretary States Policy of Progress and Order Will Be Continued ' (Canadian Press Cabls) LONDON, April 29. Thore can bs no question of the government of India making a bargain with tha Nationalist Congress in order to secure Mahatma Gandhi's cooperation in progress towards Indian self-government, Sir Samuel Hoare, secretary of state for India, told the House of Commons Monday evening. During debate on the India Office estimates. Sir Samuel stressed tpe government would continue with its dual policy of "order and pro gress," the policy approved by par liament following ine Indian round table conference here last autumn. - Mild Tone , A feature of the debate was a speech by Winston Churchill,, for mer cnanceiior or the exchequer, and so-called leader of the "die-hards," which was much milder in tone than his previous speeches cn Indian policy. - it was interpreted as an attemnt to re-align himself with Stanley Baldwin, Conservative leader, with whom Mr. Churchill broke on the question of Indian policy. . Land Settlement Relief Plan Details Given by Labor " Minister OTTAWA. April 29 (CP.) For the benefit of .the House of Commons, Hon. W. A. Gordon, minister of labor and immigration on Thursday elaborated the new Scheme whereby the government hopes to placs .numbers of persons now receiving direct relief back on the lana. The proposal of the Dora.nim, said Mr. Gordon, was to establish fund on the basis of what pre sumably would be required to furnish direct relief to those jieople who went on the land. ' These amounts would be capitalized up to certain period In the future. The fund would be administered by the provinces, and it would be stipulat ed that tha Crown lands be utilized for providing farms. Otherwise there waa 'danger of land speculators attempting to reap a profit out of the scheme.' ' Knowledge of Farmirfg The scheme, said Dr. Gordon, was designed particularly to benefit those persons, now on direct react, who knew something about farming and, after a disastrous experience in the city, were anxious to go back to the land. It was not a government-aided land settlement scheme. It was an unemployment relief scheme. The whole amount available for each person or family would not be handed out when the party went on the land. It would re paid in instalments, and the amount paid would he rnntineent on the time a person remained on the land. Different suggestions had been made as to what amount might be set aside for each person, They ranged from $400 to $600. Maj. Ewart Smith ' . Ends Own Life WILMINGTON. N.C., April 29. A. P.) Major Ewart W. Smith, retired Brltiah'army officer who was superintendent of communications for tha Dominion of Canada durinq ths Great War, shot himself to death Friday In his home here. HEAVY CATTLE SHIPMENT MONTREAL, April 29 (CP.) Impetus was given to the cattle export trade on Thursday when nearly 1 000 head left Montreal for Great Britain. NOTED RELIGIOU3 LEADER DIES 8PRINGFIKLD. Mass.. April 20 (AP.) Rev. David A. Reed, noted religious and edjcu'.ionsl leader, anl founder of Springfield College, where practically all United States Y.MCA.' secretaries arc trained, died Thursday night. PROVINCES WILL ADMINISTERFUND (AN housemaids, and ladies' maids, gallant that ha won England s prize heiress Seven Injured When Stage Fright Seizes Broadcasting Lion BOSTON, April 29. (A.P.) Seven persons nursed minor in juries today after King Leo, an 800 pound 10-foot lion, became frightened during his first, and undoubtedly last, radio interview last night ftnd ran wild in radio station WBZ. Some 200 men. women and children aasembled in ths studio and spectators' chamber on the fifth floor of tha Hotel Bradford to witness his radio debut, were terrified as the beast lunged through a double plate plaas window separating tha studio from the main control room.. Announcer , Aidan Redmond toppled from his perch on a lad-dec. Photographers scrambled from the tops of tw pianos. Amid the pandemonium that followed the hotel's five (leva tor war sent to the fifth floor and. Into these the spectators were herded , and lowered to safety. Lee was cornered and forced to qo through with his scheduled broadcast. CANADA OUSTED FROM DAVIS CUP CONTEST BY U.S. WASHINGTON, April 29 (A.P.) With Herbert Hoover and other notables in tha gallery, Canada and th United States renewed their Davis Cup tennis series today on the courts of the Chevy Chase Club. Marcel Rainville and Dr. Jack Wright, of Canada, lost to Wil-mer Allison and John Van Ryn, United States doubfes champions, by 6-2, 6-1. 6 2. . ' Following the Amsricans twe successes in the singles yesterday, this defeat ousted the Canadian team from th Davis Cup competition. United States will meet Australia In ths next round. N.Z. GOV'T TO DRAW ON SECURITIES AND AVOID ANY NEW TAXES WKIJJNGTON, N.Z , April 29. (CP. Cable) Announcement of the government's decision to avoid further direct or indirect taxation was made in the House of Representatives this evening by Downie W. Stewart, finance minister. The government Intends to draw on securities to the extent of 12,500,000 during the present financial year, with the assistance of the Bank of New Zealand and the National Bank, the. finance minister said. Daughter of Asquith States Free Traders Betrayed by Promises Lady Bonham-Carter Rouses British Liberal Meeting ! To Cheers (From t Calgary Heralit't Lmrtn Buraau) By LUKIN JOHNSTON (CoovntiM. Southam PublHhinj Co.. L6.) LONDON, April 29-"Today In common with thousands of Liberal free traders I feel h have been betraysd by political promises made to us at the general election," said Lady 'Violet Bon. ham-Carter, daughter of the late Lord Oxford and Asquith In speech that political observers think has gone far lo indues tha National Liberal Federation now In conference at Clarton te with draw aupport from ths National government, Lady Violet has much of wit ard cleverness of her mother "Margol" Idy Oxford and Aronlth. She was seconding a free trade resolution when she roused the conference to cheers by denouncing what she termed the advantage leken of country by ths Conservative party Captain Alee Cunningham-Raid, as his wife (Isft), defeated Sir Basil and mistrssses who, it is claimed. liveliest on record and all England ; L0SEj1ff92 Judgment Given Bank of Portugal in Waterlow . . Lawsuit NEW YORK, April 29. The New York Times today publishes tha following cable from London: ."After six years of litigation In volving costs of 1195,000 the House of Lords judiciary committee has finally settled the so-called Water-low case in favor of the Bank of Portugal. The court awarded the bank $1.- 610,392 and costs against the old- established London printing house of Waterlow and Sons, regular bank note printers for the Bank of Portugal. Frauds on which the action was based were committed in 1924 by a Dutchman named Marang, who deceived Waterlow's Into printing 580.000 bank notes which the Portuguese bank had not authorized. Fraud Victims "No suggestion has been mads or can be made against the honesty of Messrs. Waterlow." . se id . Lord Sankey, lord high chancellor. In delivering judgment. "They. Just as much as the banks were victims -of the Marang fraud." Apart from the huge sums Involved, the case Is of unusual interest as Illustrating the stern impartiality of British justice. The Waterlow company is probably the best known printing house in England, and Ita chairman, when the frauds were committed, was Sir William Waterlow. later Lord Mavor of London. Yet all three British courts which have handled the case have pronounced in- favor of the Portuguese bank. Rain Falls Over West WINNIPEG, April 29. (CP.) Cloudy father today promised more rainfall for tha prairies and furthsr delsy to. eeedinq operations. A drizzling rain fell in many parte of the west, thouoh clearing: weather waa reported from tha . Edmonton, district of Northern Alberts. Hsavy rains last wssk and early this week soaked the land, par. ticularly in Saskstchewan and AN. bsrta, and farmers have been kept from workinq the soil for a wsek. Unless mora precipitation arrivss over tha week-end wheat growers expect to get beck to seeding work early next week. MRS. HERRIDGE AND BABY WELL OTTAWA, April 29 (CP.) Tha capital's nswest notable, Baby Herridge, born here. Thurtday, and his mother, Mrs. W. D. Herridge, wife of Canada's minister to Washington, and sister of Prime Ministsr R. B. Bennett, were both reported "exceptionally well" on Friday. in using the National cabinet to get tariffs. "What Is worse still," she added, "Is that I feel I have been tho Instrument of blindly betraying others. How many Liberal votes would the National government have got if we had told the electors that a vote for It was a vote for economic revolution and establishment of permanent protection administered by a star chamber of three men and a dog." Lloyd George Absent Though Lloyd George himself abstained from attending, his son, Major Owlllym Lloyd George, and his daughter. Miss Megan, more than made up for his absence. Major Cwllym said the Liberal petty had bnen "sold a pup," a red setter, in 1924, an allusion to the Zlno-viev red letter which won the Conservatives that election and a "golden retriever" last year, the reference being to Premier ManDon-ald's programme for saving the gntrt standard. Miss Megsn said "there, wan a time when we proclaimed Llbeial policy from the house tons, hut now we whisper It -from the cellar," BRITISH PRINTERS Resolution Submitted on Federal Gov't Agreements With Provinces NO DEFINITE AMOUNT WILL BE SET FORTH Bennett Gives Assurance Credit of Provinces to Be Sustained (By Canadian Prsss) OTTAWA, April 29. Provincial representatives attending the recent unemployment conference in Ottawa supported the Dominion policy of not setting out a definite amount of money in the pending relief bill, parliament was informed Thursday night. Statements to this effect were given tha house by Prime Minis, tor Bennett and Hon. W. A. Gor-don, ministsr of labor, following a suggestion by Rt. Hon. Mackenzie King that a specific amount should bs named. "The provinces have had a very difficult experience, especially the newer provinces," Mr. Bennett said, "with a scattered population and large areas, and they felt that it was undesirable to place in a measure of this kind a sum that might be available for the purposes indicated in the resolution." Resolution Submitted A measure would be drafted and Introduced In the commons shortly, Mr. Bennett said. In the meantime, a resolution has been submitted authorizing the Dominion to enter into agreementa for relief with the provinces, and pay whatever sums It may be necessary for the Dominion to expend. Power is also contained in the resolution to make advances to the provinces. Authority to pay sums for special requirements in the National Parks,- in the drouth-stricken areas of Saskatchewan, for assistance in defraying the coat of the ssla and distribution of products of the field, farm, sea, river and mine are also set out. Further power ef a similar nature is included. The Dominion wll continue to as sist in direct renet. ine provinces had Indicated they could not con- flnue for financial reasons on the construction programme to provide relief works. But. ttie House was told, works row under way whicb could not be abandoned without loss would be continued to completion. No Dominion public works will be constructed this year except those authorized in the estimates passed by parliament. Indirect Relief To date. Mr. Gordon , declared, $150,000,000 bad been apent on public works by way of indirect relief since the fall of 1930. Of this amount, the Dominion had contributed $48,000,000, and the province and the municipalities slightly over $100,000,000. , Bv way of "direct" relief, the Do minion in the same period had spent $12000,000, exclusive of advances made to the Saskatchewan relief commission. Total loans and advances made to tha provinces since the fall of 1930, amounted to 043 418.499.87. The provinces of Western Can. ada believed, said the prime min. (star, that they would be in a poai-tion to meet their ordinsry expenditure this year. They hoped to do this by the Imposition of taxes and the cutting of axpandi-tura. But, whatever developed, the credit of the Dominion must be Sustained by sustaining the credit of tha provinces. In respect to the provision for requirements in national parks, the prime minister stated that some of the western provinces were of the opinion that work might be done in these parks which would provide employment for many single men. For Instance, a tourist road was now being built between Jasper and Banff. This road would doubtless be of value from the point of attraction to tourist traffic. It was most d si ruble to develop tourist traffic. It was also desirable to provide employment for single men. Consequently the government wished to be in a position to undertake such work it advisable. MONTREAL-CUBA TEST HOP MADE IN NINE HOURS HAVANA. Cuba. April 29. (A P.) Lou Reichers, United States flier, landed here at 6:25 p.m. (Eastern standard time) Thursdsy night at the end of a non-strip 1,786 mile flight from Montreal, made to test the airplane in which he Intends to attempt a Trans-Atlantic flight thia summer, lie made the trln In nine hours three minutes, having left St. Hubert alrnort at Montreal at 9:22 a.m. Eastern standard time. CHILD RESEMBLING LINDBERGH INFANT ALARMS SASK. TOWN YORKTON. Bask.. April 29 (CP.) Appearance here of a healthy looking child with blonde hair and blue eyea, who fitted the description of the mining Lind bergh baby, caused much excite ment Tnursday night, ine cniid was with a couple giving their names a Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Young, 10253 95th street, Edmonton. At A rooming house Young signed the register as W. 8. Mythe, bo address. Interviewed by newspapermen, he said It was his uaual practice to reglater under a false name, and added that his wife, his son. Jamea, and himself were cn route to Winnipeg from Edrnonlon, Police Interviewed the young tr!, hut declined to give out any infoi-maUon, Forty-Six of 48 States in U.S. Vote for Prohibition Repeal, National Poll Shows (By United Press) NEW YORY, April 29.-46 ef tha 48 states voted for rspeal of tha 18th amendment, according to final returns in the national poll conducted by the Literary Digest. Of thesa states. 33 returned a majority of mora than 3 to 1 against tha present constitutional law, and a comparison of ths 1932 poll with that taken in 1930 shows, ths magaxine said, "a shift toward wetter sentiment." A total of 4,668,537 votes were returned and counted in the straw referendum as against 4,806,469 in 1930. The final figures in this year's poll showsd 1,236.660, or approximator 26.49 par cent in favor of continuance of the amendment and 3,431,877, or 73.51 per cent favoring repeal. Senate Expected to ConfirmBeauharnois Report Friday Night Conservatives Plan Steps to Exclude McDougald And Haydon (From tha Calgary Herald's Ottawa lumul By CHARLES BISHOP (Copyright, aouthim Publishing Co., Ltd.) OTTAWA, April 29. If arrangements which were tentatively made between Rt. Hon. Arthur Meighon and Senator Dandurand party leadera in the Senate hold good, the Sonata will vote Friday night an tha report of its committee In tha caeee ef the three Liberal senator, concerned with Beauharnoit. There appeared to be little doubt that the division, at whatever hour it occurs, the Senate having no automatic closing time, will be on straight party lines. , v Fireworks Promised In his speech Thursdsy night. Senator Meighen urged that the Senate deal with the case above party lines and affirmed his lack of prejudice, a contention with which Liberal senators, speaking on Friday, joined issue. From the two sides fireworks are promised. Senator Lynch-Staunton led off Friday afternoon and may be the only Conservative speaker. From the Liberal side. Senators Dandur and, Foster, Robinson and Mur- dock were expected to take part. Tha Conservatives have . majority in the House which will be enlaraed by certain Liberals, absent became of illness, who are not paired. Tha report therefore, will probably ba confirmed. It is a report Involving censure of Senators McDougald. Haydon and Raymond, though modified in the case of the last-mentioned senator. Its adoption will be the first stare. The next one will come next week, although notice of what ape- cificlally 'will b proposed, may be given before the Senate adjourns Friday night. While there is some question as to the exact procedure to be followed the intention has long been affirmed openly bv the Conservative senators of taking such steps as are necessary to exclude Messrs. McDougsld and Haydon. ' Neither has been In the House during the debate. Senstor Raymond has not been in his seat. Report Jury Deadlock in Hawaii Case Defence Counsel Claims Majority in Favor of Accused HONOLULU, April 29 (A.P.) Apparently deadlocked while defence and prosaeution engaqed in a aide manoeuvre, the twelve men striving for a verdict in the Case ef four Americans accused of the slaying of Joseph Kshah-awal carried on Friday after hay. ing given watchers a few tantalizing glimpaes of their jury room drama. The first brief tableau rams late Thursday after the case had been In the Jurors' hands nearly twenty-four hours. The seven jurors of Anglo-Saxon blood Irft the deliberation room to stand on a balcony while light rain was falling. The other five, three Chinese, a Portuguese and an Hawaiian, remained inside. Late in the day Montgomery Winn, nf defence counsel, exnreased the belief the jurors were standing either 11 to 1 or 10 to two for the defence and suggested to Pubilc Prosecutor John C. Kelley that he agree to a verdict on that basis. Kelley flatly rejected It. Subsequently it was understood Winn's statement regarding the balloting waa not baaed on definite Information but on his belief a majority of the jurors favored the de fendants. Market Summary WINNIPEG WHEAT Recover. Early Leases WALL STREET STOCKS Braaka To New Lew EXCHANGE RATES Closing quotation on the Canadian dollar and pound sterling In U.S. dollars todsy were as follows; Pound at H.Y. $3,651?. Pound at Montreal $4.01' i. Canada dollar, N.Y. 89!;. DAIL SESSION ON OATH ABOLITION TO BE PROLONGED DUBLIN. -Irish Free State, April 29 (A.P.) President Do Vslara's majority ' fn rh 'Bail voted Friday for a continued aes-sion which may last until midnight Saturday to conclude the second atage ef his bill to abolish the oath of allegiance to the Crown. The vote was 78 to 62 on the president's motion to continue the session If necessary untrl that time. The Labor bloc, whose support was uncertain up to Thursday night, .voted . wtth, the, gpyernmeqt. , E ACTUNCHANGED CcfmmitteTe "Opposes 1 the Resolution Calling for Campaign Fund Publicity OTTAWA, April 2.'-(C.P.) No recommendation . for amendments to the Election Act will be made to parliament at the preaent session, it was unanimously decided by the standing. . committee . on . pt.lvjleee? and elections or ine House 01 Commons on Friday. The committee had under consideration a resolution . presented by Humphrey Mitchell (Lab.), Hamilton East, which would call for amendments providing that, the fullest publicity be given to all contributions to campaign funds by political or any other organizations. Penalfiea Provided The contributors would be recurred tJ make the same return of their donations to the chief electoral officer as the candidate is required to make of his expenditures, and penalties would be provided for breaches of the act A, J. Anderson (Cons.). Toronto High Park, declared thai to place rucn amendments in tne art wouia have the effect of preventing contributions being made In an orderly manner. Big corporations would have to-make 4hii-.donakms -io "underhand, bootlegging fashion," he sstd. Mr. Mitchell said the object was to prevent such a situation as that now occupying the interest of the senate tne Bcaunarnois scandal. It was the general opinion of the committee, however, that such amendments would not have the effect of preventing such circum stances arising, oui wouiu maxe It more difficult to detect. BYNG CHEERED AT KAML00PS;LEG10N GUARD INSPECTED 'KAMLOOPS. B.C.. April . 29 (Special) Viscount and Lady Byng war. given a rousing wel-come lost evening at tha Canadian National station whsn thsy passed through en their way to Jaaper, a large crowd of re-turned men wer. an parade un. der Captain R, B. Longridge, president of th. local branch of tha Canadian Legion. Lord Byng shook hand with each man. Mayer O. B. Johnstons offiei. ally welcomed th. visitors in behalf ef th city, REBELSHALT TRAFFIC ON VLADIVOSTOK LINE HARBIN. Manchuria, Anrll 29- (U.P,) Traffic on the east blanch of the Chinese Eastern Railway between Harbin and Vladlvostock was disrupted Friday when the railway track waa torn un 123 miles east of Harbin. Japanese attributed the destruction to Chinese rebels. A passenger train that left her for Vladlvostock was forced to return. Japanese headquarters announced that five Japanese soldiers were hi led and five wounded in driv ing off Chinese on th. Klrln-Tun-hua Railway. EXPLORER MISSJNO ASUNCION, Paraguay, April 29 f A n rw.n.i1 a u ' -. u,Vi v. . been exploring the grand" desert of Paraguay for trie Harvard univer sity museum, hsa not been reported In nearly a month, although he was due to return her. on April 11. CANADA LECTION Dominion Statistics Prove Prairies Spending More Freely $352,000,000 Cashed In Cheques in March Increase in Figures Most Striking Evidence ,of Returning Confidence ,. By PAUL READING (Spicial Stiff Correspondent of ths Calgary Hsrsid and Southam Publishing Co., Limited) MONTREAL. Aprii 29. If figures prove 'iny-thing, the prairie provinces are beginning to feel that the worst of the depression is over for them at any rate. They are spending money more freely and leading the whole of Canada in that respect. Tha evidence is contained In' a report today from ths Dominion Bureau of Statistics en the volume of "bank debits to individual accounts." To th. layman it may look lik. highly technical stuff, but in reality it is a simple straight forward measure of how fast money ia turning over, just th. total of cheques drawn by Canadians against their.bank accounts. Sine, all but a amall fraction of our spending is done with bank chequea, these figures ar. .normousiy significant Today's return covers the month of March. IU shows that the Dominion aa a wliole has been feeling the stimulus orspring, though probably owing to backward weather not quite to the usual extent. The grand total of bank cheques cashed throughout the Dominion laU month was J2.024 .000,000, as compared with 81.990,000,000 In February. Allowing for the fall in prices Canadian business woulJ ' seem to be 'moving about 10 per cent more slowly than it was a year ago... In th. prairie provinces, how-ever, th. pictur. is conspicuously bright.r. with plenty of moistura in th. ground, and. a steadily improving world wheat outlook they , ar. spending money en larger scale than laat year. For Mam. toba, Saskatchawan-and Alberta ths .total ef cheques cashed in March, 1931. was $339,400,000. Last month it was $352,800,000. gain ef nearly 7 par cent ov.r last year. The city of Winnipeg, which account! for more- than half the prairie total, showed a gain of 12 li per cent from March, 1931. Iii February; also, Wmipeg itself was 8 per cent above its. total nf twelve months previous, but the March figures showed" the ft: at sharp Jump for the prairies as- a whole; They offer the most btrik-Ing evidence of returning confidence. Elsewhere in Canada people used their cheque books with varying degrees of freedom last month. Everywhere except on the prairies, ths total volume of cheque's cashed was smaller than for last March, but Ontario was the only area whose oheque payments totalled less in. March than in February of this year, , Quebec, the marltfmes and Van-couver in particular felt the full effect, of the spring business expansion. In the maritimea the gain from February to March was about normal, in Vr-ncouver it was distinctly higher than normal. In the province of Quebec the expanaion for March wa. 10 per cent greater than usual. . ' The Weather HERE AND ELSEWHERE FAIR Light to moderate rnlna have nr-rurred In many parts of the west and It ia rather cool. forecasts ' Alberta Moderate winds: mostly fair today and fiaturday; not much cnango in temperature. Mux. Min. Rain Calgary, cloudy .... Banff, cloudy Edmonton, fair Vancouver, cloudy , Victoria, clear Red Deer, cloudy . Coronation, cloudy Brooka, cloudy .... Stettler. clear ..... Dnimheller, clear ., Cardnton. snow .... Foremost, rloudv ,40 34 . 4t 2S , 4 .'1 .00 .. 6'l 3 . ,V. 4,1 ,. 43 33 . M ca ,13 .4 S3 . 42 30 ,f.5 . 4 ,c:t . Al 32 , 40 31 ,C1 '. 4'! M .03 . 44 34 ,r)'J . 4fi 3i .I't .41 I" .01 . 40 n .? . 43 4f .CO . M 43 , 4 43 . 88 40 Meriirlne Hat. cloudy. uetiihrinse, ram , Macleod. rain . . , . Empress, dourly , Moose Jaw, rain . Reglna, cloudy . . Winnipeg, cloudy Toronto, fair .... Montreal, fair .... TONIGHT as late as 8.30 P.M. you can phono your Want Ads to reach Th. Herald's large Sat. urday shopping and reading sud-ience. People will bo out rent. Ing. hem. hunting and lot and used car buying. Also,' many ar. looking for used furniture, stovss, .to. Call an Ad-Taker at M7981 new. TbeCALGARY HERALD Office Onn Evenlnas Until 8:30 .'Clock Tha ftecsanlted "Want Ad Medium"

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