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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 25, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, AUGUST 25,1917 ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER FROM ALFALFA Fixing Prices Alfalfa has a deservedly high reputation ns a food, but its use. has been confined very largely to consumers With horns and hoofs. That if may serve it:'. j::!rpo?e plpn with the j;emia Homo is indicated by the proposed establishment of a large factory in Council Muffs. Iowa, for the production of flour, "tea and coffee," sirup, extracts, ami candies-all from alfalfa. These products, we learn from the Council Hluffs Nonpareil, have been made for some time nt another plant in Denver, Colo., and are already on the market. If we have not known them by name, it is doubtless because wo have, not pursued our investigations far enough toward the sources of our food. At any rate, we are told, they have now been in use long enough ( "to demonstrate that there is a big demand and that they can he produced in sufficient quantities and at a price that will undersell similar products made from other substances.'' Says the Council Bluffs paper: "It is claimed for them that they have unusual health-giving qualities, and that, aside from being very palatable and nourishing, they have medicinal effects in many ci>aes. "Alfalfa flour mixed with wheat Hour, Graham flour, and other flours makes a very fine loaf of broad. The special processes devised hy Mr. Rich for the manufacture of alfalfa flour refer partly to the cutting and partly to the curing of alfalfa leaves. The best results ar� secured by growing the plant specially for the piven purposes. The washing of tho leaf is a first essential as Mr. Rich has discovered, and his methods are covered by patent. It will not be possible for the established flour-mills to use or adapt themselves to the manufacture ot an alfalfa product. "The unbleached alfalfa flour possesses a greenish tint and gives to the bread a characteristic hue, very much as Graham or whole-wheat flour Impresses an individual color upon the completed loaf. The manufacturers are able, however, to produce a white bread, if dMry. one desires it." "It iB not best to bake with the simple alfalfa flour alone. The most desirable product Is a blend -with wheat flour, because the gluten in the wheat gives better binding power to the alfalfa dough. The flour is manufactured to contain from 40 to TO per cent, alfalfa. Bread in 100-pound bakes has been made under Mr. Rich's direction from this blended flour, and every type of cooky, cracker, and cake has been demonstrated by professional bakers. Alfalfa bread and cakes are no longer an experiment, but may be made in any kitchen. "Samples of alfalfa cakes, cookies, and crackers brought to the Nonpareil j office by Mr. Ames and Mr. Kirby, ! of the company, looked and tasted eq- ' ual to National Biscuit product. It is j planned to have an exhibit and dem-, onstration In the window of some busine&s house here soon. "The alfalfa sirup i3 said to possess a delightful flavor. Alfalfa honey is the best in the world, and it is not strange that an uncommonly good sirup should be made from the same product. The coffee made from baked leaves of alfalfa after a special preparation is said to simulate real coffee to a remarkable degree. Analysis, it is said, shows that it possesses tonic and nourishing properties, with none of the injurious elements attriV. uted to the coffee-bean. The alfalfa tea is made from a selected leaf after being very carefully cured and dried. It is put through a special preparation and has a line flavor. Moreover, certain medical properties are attributed (to it. "The extracts are used in making candies', soda-water drinks, pop, and for other purposes. They already nave, a good market." The quoting of a maximum and minimum price on wheat is a verj delicate and complicated undertaking; ; but nevertheless it is the corner �.one : of a national and probably internal- \ ional edifice that today is almost In- ; conceivable. A maximum price of ' wheat carries with it a maximum I price of flour and other wheat pro- | ducts. It should lead to a maximum 1 farm wage and a maximum price of should also be necessary from the same standpoint Hint n maximum price be set on the works or production of every man. Is it not unfair for the '.nan that takes the most risks and works the longest hours to stop at him and not go farther? Agrlcul-. turo is a nation's first line of defence. If It is given a maximum strength and the succeeding liner- are not considered, just as soon as the enemy gets through that first line something is going to suffer. J2.10 is u good price for whe.it and the grain grower should bo well satisfied with it; hut let us hope that the not �top at all farm Implements. A set pru-e on iood commiss flour should lend to a set wage for:w;loat ni,ne. but cooperate with slm mill workers. The government having taken control of the coal mines should lead to a maximum and minimum price of coal and also given wages for miners ns this is just as important to the consumer as well as to the Allies in connection with the war as the price of wheat. There is no line or work or business undertaking whereby a man must take the same risks and gambling chances that the farmer is compelled to take. If a maximum price is set on the wheat that the wheat grower takes such a great risk to produce is it not a step toward the quoting of prices. And wages in all other lines that are of vital interest to the public in general? It matters not by what means a man makes his living he is directly or indirectly interested in the progress of agriculture within his vicinity. If this is true it then stands to reason that every man should be willing to have a maximum price put on his produce as well as on the produce of the man that he depends upon for his daily bread. If it is from a patriotic standpoint or from any standpoint in connection with the war. that a maximum price has betn sot on wheat it liar commissions in all other lines and fix a maximum and minimum price on all produce nnd wages tluU are of such vital interest to the citizens of our country. PAUL D. BROWN COLD STORAGE ARCHITECTURE COALDALi: Coaldale. Aug. 23.-Messrs. A. Mitchell and 0. A. Mitchell are on a business trip to Rocky Mountain House. They expect to be gone a week. Thresh'ng begins this week. Mr. Suggitt is putting his outfit into the C. P. K. farms on tho Van Home colony. Rev. J. M. and Jlrs. Kawcett and family returned from their vacation on Friday morning. They report a splendid time. Miss Olive Norman of Coleman, is spending a week at the parsonage. .Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Gould left on Saturday for two weeks' holidays at tho home of Mrs. Gould's brother at Commerce. School will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. Parents should do all they can to give the children and the teachers a chance by having the children start on the first day ot the term and continuing steadily iri attendance. To meet an ver-inereasing demand for Information respecting the construction of icehouses nnd small coM storago systems for farmers, country storekeepers, tnilk producers, hotel-keepers, owners of country homes and others, the Dominion Department of Agriculture has issued Bulletin No. �!!>, of the Dairy and Cold Storage Branch, entitled "Small Cold Storages and Dairy Buildings," tho immediate sponsors for which are Mr. J. A. Ruddlek, Dairy and Cold Storage Commissioner, nnd Mr. .Toscph Burgess, b Cold Storage Inspector. The. bulletin Is n complete handbook on cold storage construction of a comparatively simple and inexpensive kind. Besides minute explanatory details ot plans and material required for construe- Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped ta handle all kinds of repair work on either steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. NIVEN BROS. 216 First Ave. S. Phone 1732 Hon ot Ice houses and refrigerators, a aoi'les of drawings prepared by tho Architect's Branch of tho Department of Public Works is presented, of which blue prints on a scale of ono Inch to two feet enn bo had free on application to tho Dairy and Cold Storago THRESHER-MEN Wc Have a Crew for You .Engineer, Separator Man, Fireman, Tanker, Field Pitchers, Bundle Teamster3, Spike Pitchers, and Cook. PHONE 1412 J. Harris&Co. EMPLOYMENT AGENTS Commissioner, while Hie bulletin it-self can bo had, also free, by writing to the Publications Branch, Denart-i ment of Agriculture, Ottawa. If tho Information herein contained wore extensively mado use of, not only would much wnsto bo avoided and financial profit accruod, but considerable beno-(lt. would bo derived in health nnd tho onjoymont of llfo enhanced. Flvo different plans oro given In the bulletin with complete specifications for each and a s'tntomont of quantities of ice that can bo stored. 1 FARM LOANS Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent on Improved Farms and Ranches Loans made "for 10,15 or 20 years. Borrower granted privilege of paying back some principal each year. .Loan may be paid off any time after five years without bonus. No commission to pay. Xo charge made for inspection if loan not accepted. Quick service guaranteed. FOR SALE Dominion Government Bonds maturing 1937 in Denominations of $100, $500 and $1,000 at $95.50 Interest Five Per Cent. British Canadian Trust Co. $27.gQj PER ACRE $7.50 Per Acre Cash Will now buy our fino GSO farm 5V4 miles south of Now Dayton, without crop. Balance in four equal annual payments, Interest at 7 per cent. 80 acres fine breaking; 180 acres fine for stubblo crop 1018. 500 acres now under cultivation. Present growing crop of 400 acres will probably bo worth over $15,000. Call Rural 411 or writs I GEO. W. ROBINSON, Manager and Secretary PHONE 1843. : CONYBEARE BLOCK LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. i The Security Trust Company Limited 211 8TH AVE. WEST, CALGARY. OFFER 5 per cent, five year bonds of the Government of the Province of Alberta, dated 1st- August. 1917, in denominations of %500 and $1000, TO YIELD INVESTOR 6J4 PER CENT. Correspondence solicited. TheTJ. Huff Investment Co P. O. Box 457. Lethbridge, Alta. Phone G51. r NEW DAYTON (Frorn Our Own Correspondent) New Dayton, Aug. 24.-Mrs. Will Atkins from Cando, N.D., is visiting Messrs. C. 'L. and Ralph Atkins. Miss Catherine Schill is spending her summer holidays with her parents. On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. J. T. McKay entertained a party of fifteen young people at their home on the Hill farm. Music and games were the diversions and during the evening Mrs. McKay served a delicious two-course lunch. Miss Edith Sexton called ou Mrs. Wm. Beaton Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Keptler and family spent Sunday with Mr. W. L. Mor-rical and family. Mr. and Mrs. Geo, IMtzow and family returned home after spending the past two months with relatives in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Tennant and family, of Milk River district, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schill and family last Saturday. Florence, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Beaton, fell oft a cbiuken coop and broke her arm. Dr. McCallum was called and gave medical aid. Harry Greeno !b nursing a very sore band, caused by a cut from a piece of Class. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Groves, proprietors of the "Wheat Belt" hotel, had a sale last Wednesday uight which was well attended and things sold well. Mrs. W. Li. Morrical and daughter, Lena, called on Mrs. Beaton Tuesday afternoon. L. B. Duncan Is on the Blck list. Mr. KopUer bought a farm four tnilei north of Now Dayton, Tuosday. Mr. and Mrs. Greeno and Mr. and , Mrs. Wood called on Mr. and Mrs , vit: LIVE STOCK-1 grey gelding, age 9, weight 1700 Ilia.; 1 bay goldtng, age 9, weight 1650 lba.; 1 grey mare, age 9, weight 1500 lbs.; 1 grey maro, age 8, weight 1200 lbs.; (both mares huvo foal at Bide) l'grey gelding, ago 4, weight 1300 lbs.; 1 bluck colt, 15 months old; 1 cow, age (i, milking; 1 steer, 18 months old; 2 steer calvos, 4 aud 5 months old. IMPLEMENTS-1 Adams wagon, running goar only; 1 Peering hinder, cut three crops; 1 Deoring disc harrow, 10-10; 1 Boston drag, 21 foot; 1 harrow cart, new; 1 Van Brunt drill, 20 double disc; 1 John Deere gang, 12 Inch stubble; 1 pair breaker bottoms), 12 inch; 1 stone boat; 1 stock water tank; 1 four horse tandem hitoh; 1. blacksmith out/It, consisting ot forge, anvil nnd vice; 1 Magnet croam separator; 2 sets work harness, new last spring. TERMS-All sums of 110.00 and under cash. On sums over that amount, half cash and half time to November 1st, 1917, on approved security. Five per cont. dUcount oa sums over $10.00 If paid all cash. LUNCH AT NOON C. E. ROBLINOwn�,P , k W. A. PORTEOU8, Auctioneer .'' C F. PODQLL, Clerk STAUDE-MAK -A-TRACT0R Four Horses for the Price of One I $295 and a Ford I IN GOOD CONDITION MAKES A GUARANTEED FARM TRACTOR I WHICH WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF FOUR 1600-LB. HORSES 24 HOURS PER DAY. WILL NOT HARM YOUR FORD. IF YOUR AGENT DOE8 NOT HANDLE THEM, WRITE OR PHONE TO, ' . Staude-Mak-a-Tractor Sales Co. Limited 04 ELEVENTH AVE. EAST, .CALGARY, OR John Bass, Chin, Alberta (200 ON HAND AT CALGARY NOW) ;