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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT ^ , THE LETMBHIDGB PA11.T HBWALD SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1918 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS (Soino Nuts to Crack by the U. F. A., by S. S. DunUam, Ex V!ce-Prcs.) The object of the writer In theae supervision in its trading operations, letters, Is not only to occasionally sag seat Bomo things that con bo nccom-pllshod by the farmers through organization, but to point out some of the defects in the organization as it exists, and to sugecst, it possible, the remedies therefor. The defects must be seen before the remedy can bo nppUed, and it is important that the defects be remedied before the orgau-l�atlon becomes so large and cumber-�ome that the defects may prove fatal. We have haretotora called attention to the necessity of a.proper division of the Province into Directors Districts, and of the holding of District Conventions for the purpose of devel oping the local leadership, of consld �rlng. matters of local interest and more thoroughly discussing and threshing Out matters that must come before the general convention. And we have shown that this defect opens wide the door for the making of errors. As the .organization becomes larger these defects will become more obvious and tie mistakes thus made will be more serious. We do not care  to discuss these matters here. The question that, we -wish to ask is. do we have the machinery, the facilities, for giving the local the assistanco that It demands In order to keep it a live, healthy unit in the great organization? In order to answer this question we must consider frankly what motives men hkve for becoming members of the XJ. P. A. We are pleased to state that there are a great many men am ong the membership who see the big things to be accomplished. The solution of great questions concerning the farmers Interest and the general warfare, and all that this Involves. But we must say that our experience has taught us that the average man joins the V. P. A. for motives that are not o high and are much more local In their application. Such men usually ask themselves, "bow much can I save," or how much can I make by Joining the V. P. A.?" .^'ow there are very many men of this calabre; and after all to them It's a simple business proposition; a question of dollars and cents. Not a very high plain my reader will say. But of uoh are the masses of we common people, and the Great Lincoln said that, "the Lord loved us common people otherwise he would not have made to many of us." This being the case the solution of the local co-operative trading becomes a vital problem Tor the V. F. A. . The local must be tankht how to buy and sell-co-operatively. The representative of the business organization should be a frequent visitor of the local. Tlie grouping'of several locals through some business organization so that they can trade collectively, is Important. Many a local whose members have come together with these objects in view, have been disappointed and allowed to drift apart because they did not know how to get the advantage of co-operative trading. The child that Is thus bom Into the family of the U. P. A. has died, because"of the lack of proper nourlikhmeht-the proper teaching and In such a community the dlfUculty of future organization Is not derreas'id but enhanced, and unless this want can bo supplied eiToctlvely It la doubtful whether the drive for mcmborahip will bear the friilt.s that It should, We have thought that with the proper divislo): of 'ho province into Mrmf tors districts and with the select'on of a local director or his rcprpBenla-tlVB who was an expert in cooporai tlve trading, who should bg paid a remuneration that he cQUld devote nut flcient of his time to the work, going regularly from local to local, posting ihem how to combine their different locals into one trading medium, keeping tlie membership closely in toch w\lh the trading organlzaiion and with the central, paying particular attention to inexperienced locah, and all the time looking after the membor-ship and the educational luterests of the organization, that we would pro^> ably have an alliclent solution to this particular defect.. This, however, involves some changes In the tundainental law ct ihs orcanlzatlon and expenditura of moro money, but even In the one lie'.l oi marketing stock and produce sufllc-iont savings would be niade to more than Justify the expendltuie. ' And men thus associated wltli the body jvould ultimately learn to seo the bi.q-ger things for which the o-ganizatlon stands. Think it over. H. W. WOOD II. W. Wood, president of (he U.P. A., has beon appearing on the Chnu-tauqiia platform in >ranltoba and Saskatchewan, Tho following sketch of him is taken from the Grain Growers' Guide: About 13 years- ago. he came from the United States, located nonr, Alta,, and has been engaged In farming there over since. Ho was born in .Missouri, on May ;fl, .1S60. His ancestors were Americana (or several generations, liis father being of Kng-llsli extraction and 'his mnllier of Scotcli llne^ige. Mr. Wood was brought up on a Ml.i.souri farm and attended the public schools in his .district, also one of the colleges of that state. He hns always been inter ested in tho organization of farmers, having joined every farmers' movement which he had tho opportunity to,Join. He la very gr5atly interested ki all questions having to do with the and ed dry moterialn. Bake In muffin tint In a medium ov^ for ^5 minutes. Potntb Cornmcat Brend-^Three-quarters cup grahulated cornmoal two-thirds cup boiling potato water, three-quarters cup mnshod potato, one tablespoon sugar, onc^bhlt tablespoon salt, one _ tablespoon:jfehortenlng, ono-quar-ter'yeast cake dissolved in two tablespoons lukewarm  water, ond and a half cups white Hour, Scald tho corn-meal with potato water. When lukewarm add the mnshod potato, bu-> gar, salt, ahortonlng and dissolved yeast. Mix well with tho Hour, and let rise until light. Stir down and let rise in greased pan until light. Bake in moderately hot ovou about 50 minutes (50 per .cent, aubatltulo,) Corn Omelet-Pour ogga, half teaspoon salt, four tablespoons hot water, one tablespoon butter, one cup cold cooked corn. Separate yolks and whites of eggs. To the yoms^dd tho salt, popper and hot .water, beat until thick and then add the corn. Fold the stiffly beaten whites Into the mixture and bake until brown. Mufflns-One and one-halt cups llouT. This may be ono cup white flour and one-half cup cornmeal scalded with ono cup hot water; or one cup whole wheat and one-half \ cup rye flour; or one cup whole wheat, cup ralslna. CUT WITH MOWER AND STACK organized . furmors' movement, has thought deeply on such subjects as how to promote democracy and . one-halt cup bran, ono the Institutions of civilization. .Mr j Five level teaspoons baking powder, Wood's idea is that while the farmers . one-quarter teaspoon salt, one-half cup should bo organized to promote their'" - " ' -"'- -'"� own interests and to secure a square deal, they should also be organized Food Will Win the War Setye your country and yourself by raising FOOD on the fertile piiins of Western Canada. The Canadian Ruific Railway makes it'easy for you to begin^ Lands fll t6 $30 an acre; i rrigeted land up to $50; 20 years to pay. Loan toa^istsettlers onirrigated lands. Get full particulars and free illustrated literature froin AUiN CAMERON, G�1 Ufl C.ML ImH 9G5 Irt St. EaH, CALOARY : > * : > : : > > ? DIRTY POTATO CELLARS : ? WASTE MUCH OF CROP ? � � ^ would it realty pay the oxpenscs ot cutting and threshing in tho usual way? If hot, I would ndrlso cutting it with mower and putting up as hay. ^Thls gives far better satlsf.actlon than putting the stock on to pasture It, and you would bo surprised at tho amount of fodder you will get off ati apparently very light crop. My reasons tor advising cutting It wlUi mower are because when cattle aro put on to graze it, and tho weather ibocomes wet, nuich ot the feed is trampled down land d'paiDroyod, be>-aides which there la always the danger ot there being moro grain than one would calculate, and horses and cuttle over-eating themselves and becoming sick. Better far to feed it in doors, or spread it on the prairie or pasture field judiciously. Once oft tho lond, plowing operations can. be commenced immediate ly, and allow moro work to be done in tho fall. Pall plowing, at least in the Rod River valley, gives much bettor results than spring plowing. As the lond Is sticky tho frost of winter seems to pulverize the clods, and olsO kills many of tho iweedR exposed. Thus the mowing down ot the short grain has two advantages; first, it gives batter feeding results; second, Ita UowB tho work to go forward for next season. It is deplorable that such conditions exist in some districts, but there are abundant crops in others. Nature Is not conservative but democratic In her workings. Let us cultivate u liberal spirit in those trying times and help our neighbor to bWng through bis stock.-trJames'M. Taylor, Man, Matthew Wilson, K,C., of Chatham, has been oppolhted to represent On-torlo nt the conference of ropresenta-tiveg from tho dllforent provinces to' discuss unitormity of legislation in the Dominion. , STOP SALE BULLION Now Ydrk, Aug. 30.-Unprecedented demand tor gold tars and a nuspiclon that the precious metal was being hoarded or accumulated for export caused the United States nssayer her�, on orders fropi Washington, to stop tho sale ot bullion to Jowolors and others until further notice. mm TH IST'D IBTS STANDARD BANK OF CANADA MEAD OFFICE - TONONTO BUSINESS ACCOUNTS All classes of business accounts receive careful attention. J. C. SCOTT, Manager, C. F. BLETCHER, Manager, . D. A. CURRIE, Accountanl-in-Chsrte, 13th SI. North. 4th Avenue South. - Si Coalhurtt THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, CV.O.. U_a. D.CL. Prrridenl HV.P. JONEi Am'iCtoI.Mtiuctf SIK JOHN AlRD.CmrmiMuMicr V.C. BROWN, W* of Central 'W�Mrtn BnndiM Capital Paid Up. .^15,000.000 T Reserve Fund, . $13,500,000 SAFETY FOR SAVINGS Few people are sufficiently alive to the need of carefully selecting a depository for their savings. This Bank provides a safe place for youClarMholm,'AlU. ^ , � � CORN CLIPPINGS. ? ? ? < : ? ? ? ? * ? * ? �: ? < Cornmeal Mufflns-One cup corn raoai, -bait cup flour,-.half teuBpoon Boda, .liaIt.'tqci8PQO,n-,salt,-t\vo and one; halt tablespbojiB '^Qi'P,' pyrup, oiio cup sour milk,; dije' eggi- 'oix�; tablespoon fat' molted. Mix and sift dry Ingredients^ add milk, egg and syrup, then raolted fat, UakB In greased mutUn tins tweii; ty^llve minutes in a modern oven or In a shallow pan us Johnny cake. .Cornmoal and Barley Mufflns-G taUleHpoonluls melted fat, 5 table-' Bpocintuls syrup, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 toaapoonful salt, 3-4 cup cornmoal, 1-2 cups barley Hour, 4 1-3 toaspoon-iuia baking powdor. Method: Mix the lleiuld IngrKilcai-, a-zl stir In the sift- When money is in a Savings Account in The Merchants Bank, it is absolutely safe from loss, as far as you are concerned. All the time^it is here, it is earning interest -so that the bank actually pays you to let it take care of your money. Don't carry unneeded sums on your person or hide them at home. Protect them against loss, theft and fire by opening a savings account TH? MCRCHANTS BANK Head Office: Montreal. OF LEIHBRIDGE BRANCH, MONARCH BRANCH, NOBLEFORD dRANCK. CANADA, Established 1864, H. J. DINNING, MaWnet. V. A. EBERLY, Actin| ManaKer. M. A. KILPATRICK, Aotin< ^fana�e^, BANKOFMQNTREST fSTABUUEB OVBB �M VEABS Safety Deposit Boxes It is unwise to keep Bonds, Securities, Insurance Papers and other valuables in a house or office. Safety Pepotit Box09 in the vaults of this Bank may be rented at a inoderata charge. MCAD OrrtCC.MONTRCAL. Ready Mixed Paint I have on hand a large quantity put up in five gallon packages. COLORS GREEN, SLATE, GREY, CREAM AND WHITE To clear I am offering it at reduced prices. House Paint, Regular $4.25. Sale Price $3.75 galbii. Barn Red. Regular $1.75. Sale Price $1.35 gallon. < Shingle Stain. Regular $1.75. Sale Price $1.35 gallon. White Lead. Regular $24.00 per 100 lbs. Sal� Price, $20.00. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR QUANTITIES. ARTHUR HAYR p. O. BOX 275 OFFICE 416 FOURTH AVE, 8. MAIL YOUR ORDER TODAY, CCD. Gray Dort Motor Cars Advance Rumely Engines Sharpies Cream Separators GIVE us A CALL ALLEN JACK OPPOSITE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL PHONE 1544 A Prosperous City $50,000,000 worth of Grain .and other field products pass annually through the City of Lethbridpe. Blr. Farmer, are you putting aside a little for the lean years which will come? Buy a Victory Bond or two and see that your Will is properly drawn. The British Canadian Trust Co. EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR. AS8IQNEC, ETC HEAD OFFICE. 315 FIFTH STREET �. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA PHONR 1843 For Many Reasons Trust Companies are preferred as EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES UNDER WILLS. Their fees are never more than-is allowed to private individuals. Consult us about YOUR WILL today. FULLEST INFORMATION FREELY GIVEN WITHOUT EXPENSE OR OBLIGATION TO YOU, The Trusts and Guarantee Company, limited CALGARY AND LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDINa J. W. McNICOL, INSPECTOR, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND OFFICIAL ASSIONEE FOR THE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF LETHBRIDGE, MACLEOU, MEDICINE HAT, CALGARY. RED DEER, 8TETTLER. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH ----- G. H. HARMAN. Manager P. LUND & SON Wholesale and Retail Dealers in LUMBER Lath, Shingles, Mouldings and Finishing Lumber Builders' Supplies of All Kinds CONSULT US REGARDING PRICES, PLANS, ETC. WE BUILD HOUSES TO ORDER head dFPICE AND DISTRIBUTING yard, CORNCR THIRD AVENUE And BEVENtfeENTH 8TBEEf,LETHBRIDQE, BRANCH yards: at MACLEOD.COALOALE, CHIN AND BARN. < WELL. , AT THESE POINTS WE HANDLE FENCING MATERIAL, HARUWARE AND FARM IMPLEMENTS. - BOX 189, OR PHONE 516, UTHBRIOGE I ;