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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta UPSET ssresE (1) M, Olemeucenu talking to a BrilUU general. Willi him is Sir Douglas Haiff. Behind too French Premier is General Sir Julian Byng. (2) A view Iron- the interior of Bow- Ion Church. (3) The only slaudiiig "hangar" Qoruiftii aerodrome in the ground captured by the Canadians near Cambrni. (i) The S.S. "Avaby" was wrecked off tho French coast. She broke com- pletoly iu half and after lying on ._ bottom for 18 nlontba has beaii raised and towed to England. ij (6) H.R.H. The Trince of Wales with Jj General Currie and the Canadian K Divisional General whose men cap-1- tured Donnin. (6) A view of the interior of Bourlon church. (7) Another view from the interior of Bourlon church. (8) A German howitzer (at Bourlon Wood blown over by the explosion of s caused by Canadian J 77 il i "J3i> l-Ut a-.si ffe ill! SAL.FAL.FA AMO .PROJ -v 1 :'-i ;j -tt-i'iS IF thera Is one crop more thau crtlieT ca which the prosperity of a: co.mtrr may be, firmly established" it-is fclcg of fodder crops. 7his wcndirful crop has been the Jotindatlon cf Irrigation agriculture In the United States, and y i? now repeating iUelf in a. Iu Southern Alberta aN an important alfalfa growing ernraent reports show acres jn this ;il 3 -v hat there rop this are using more and more of 'heir Irrigated lands every year for growing of tMs fodder, and it is only a ques- tion o( time when the irrigable lauda "souittfirn Alberta will rank araoCB alfalfa producing areas the North American continent. The country !s still young. Thou of acres of irrijable land have not h ec n touched by t ha p! Thousands more hare been broken the last two seasons and are leep, ireU-dnincd soil- TUcso are ipecial of the soU In -outhern Alberta. .Alfalfa thrives Ml under irrigatlou, in arid and semi-arid climates. Tho climate of Southern Alberta may Le salJ to be eml-arld. and under irrigation alfalfa ;rowa there to ita highest perfection. In tho Lethbrldgc irrigation dis- trict, which Is ths'oldest cf Ibj vfrrt- arex-; of Southern Albc-tr; al- 'alfa U iu he luvtiCil upon as the mainstay of the farmer. Yield- ing from three' to four toas to the acre, and in some cases even more. In two cotting.-i, and selling at from ncrcs of land near Lelhbridgo that were planted year after being in alfalfa for a produced of rlira'.'fruib in less than, tuo irionlba after bciTii; set out, And tliis is not all call-be dose wit- these irrigated To obtain the fullest re- quire that EO roush'aje tw EcnVfroTn tho farms as such; -the formlof butter, ruid pork. Tnc piaat -food'coaralncl In alfalfa hay Is often- rorth than tbc money actually rectivtd Itft the hay lUcirt high though', ttlg IE., If to 330 a ton, alfalfa has urougM ionly unmanufactured produces 'were fanners returns of an acre and I sent av.-ay this izl liable' riant food ivpwards in oue season. H ia no would be left en tba farre, der that a visitor driving through jevery year increaging !t fa Ibis country recently ajnd swing the jheld that tor every acf- ,of Irrigable beautiful green alfalfa fields on every'land at least one head of cattle, or hand should pronounce it one of the proportionate number 'of hogs -or raosl prosperous districts Iu the of Western Canada. can be all year jround. This fact is not yet renoy for this crop, as It does) But besides thcra very saliR'aclory appreciated, and it means that manV noX do well unln the sod. has been returns from tho sale of the hay, al- ilmcs the r-urater o' livestock at nVe- thoroughly a, falfa Js of Inestimable ronl ker-t can bo maintained cn'thwe irritable lands. And as ths number of live rtofk pVospcrlty ta aecotnpilfhed by of the condition !r srrowicg oT one or two other it Icavt-i the soil in which forehand- Then, too, during tbe ercwn. Encirtnotis yieMs ol of the country will grew two years the most urgent call lias other crops have been obtained oniinslj. There are signs tha.1 land preyioiis'.y proving alfaifj. tnjihe tirrf lg not far when tbe cf alfulfa Sou Item citremely well favored. beec for For the A.lberta t. Alfalfa inquires abundant aunsTiine, iixl a varm summer temperature. Southern Alberta has both. the summer rr.nnths the days arc much longer thac they ara farther eolith, and thA s'nn shines almost con- tinuoujly. .Mfaifa on rich, 1913, whinh Vas by no means an ex.jfrrlgable areas of Southern Alberta iraorrlinary crop bushes the ol the mast potatoes tn the acre were raised at jclosely urd most prosneroas hbrldRft on lanrt which hsd teor taitsM farming arnl Ftook !D alfalfa t'nfl prcTious year. Wheal i in {he Canadian West, and, fimiUr Ir.rirl yielded on s'locoinilve ir.rfrcd, one of the tr.ost 53 and bvsftslA to acrr. communJiiea on tho t.hole of nearer