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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta DECMIBER THE PAtLY TO THE FARMER PRIlilNNERS AT THE w FERN1E POETRY SHOW Prize liming Hereford steers owned by the UalrtnUj of Alberta, after their victorim at the ChtcBgo choir KOW A CITY BOY BECAME FAMOUS AIBERTAFARMER (i River i.grortig of seea train, which has been The winner-of the grand champion Profitable to him Through seed ship for oats aim ciner has "produced Wheat aver- Chicago nhow, 5ohi W Litcas, ot Cay to the acre.-and oats an example of a city boy who averaging 139 bushels, to the acre has made good on an Alberta ttm: Mr. Lucas .-was horn. at-Stratford, Out u a boy he always had the be a firmer ud to own land of his own, hut the greatest" obstacle u> of the realization of tits' dreams was the practical impossibll tty of a man wtthoul the high priced farm land to the settled parts of east era Canada Howerer, attar leaving school, John Lucas heard of the-free homestead land for settlers in the west and tost an appeal was not wasted.- This was the opportunity (or him to.get a farm of his own." In 1903 he came to Alberta and took up a homestead, and on this (and be has lived since Beginning with 160 with wffpmctlcal farming expeiiesne w be has'now, by perse- Ttraaoe aod Increased his holdings to gw acres, knd Is also in tereaiediin a further iectJon and a 1 COO He has tried to Wep In touch with all the latest improvements He re eelves all government -bulletins and has hailt up1 well equipped library on all (arm lad livestock topics; he la a1, member ot Canadian Seed Growers Association, and he believes tlien' mu8t unprotected machinery suf- of more and better seed grain is as Important as thei High prices of farm produce have purebred, livestock Industry been to a certain extent conducive to Mr tifcas- belfef Is well fbund costs of faming, doubted when one will compel a es over the list of successes Le has 'closer scrutiny of fai Protection From Weather Adds Years to Life of Machine of the factor ehterintr.into the cost of farm production is the outlay for machinery The present high prices of equipment are a serious cause of oimplaint from the fanning interests, and yet many farmers are content to leave their machinery and Implements to the weather, often in the field where last used. manufacturing, plant, where all machines are under cover and well taken care of, 10 per cent depre- elation Is wrinen oft annually What, hau-Mt 'agricultural "eipoiltknis i throughout the Dominion of Canada aod tho United He first exhib- ited grabi In 1914, and since that time I he has been a steady exhibitor at pro- vincial and international erooiiiion.. Besides many diplomas abd _ zt the rrorinclai fairs lor Important items will be cost and repairs s Repair Bills CO-OPERATION GROWS IN SASKATCHEWAN The annual returns from Sal-., katchewan Agricultural Co-oper- ative, for the year 'ending December 1919, show that satisfactory progress has been made. In every branch of thetr atUvrtles. The number of associations rose to and the number of iUw shareholders dur- ing ihe year amounted to .making attotalvof The paid-up capital invested has creased from to increase of eleven in .number-of .associations mar- keting live stock is noticeable. A total of 02 such .associations ship- ped 780 cars, from which .The value of farm produce mar- keted through the associations anfiunted to or almost double the amount of last year .The aggregate turnover of the as- sociations, Including .live stocky .In- creased from 02. io Provincial Authorities of Sas- katchewan Use "Movies in Extension Work iaB_IIerald) Mr Lucas Is oil won _ and grasae Hwd Office! Montreal OF lEIHtfHUKjEBRANCH. CALGARY STOCK YAW3S BRA! CANADA CAST HOttSES AND WAGGON Horsog Regimental Numbers 572 and 828, to- gether with one light Spring Wagon will be offer- ed for sale at PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE BARRACKS, LETHBRIDGE, 2.00 p.m. On the 21st December, 1920 r CASH f. W. PENNEFATHER, Sufrtrlntentffnt, Commandini Southern Alberts District Canadian Mounted Police. ;