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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BUNS DEVASTATIONCANADIANS UPSET RM 1 Olemenceau talking to a British With him ii Sir Douglas Behind the French Premier is General Sir Julian 2 A viow fron the interior of Bour1 Ion 3 The only standing hangar of a I German aerodrome in the ground captured by the Canadians i 4 The Avaby was wrecked off tho French She broke com I pletely in half and after lying on f bottom for 18 months has been raised C and towed to i The Prince of Wales with General Currto and the Canadian Divisional General whose men 1 tured 6 A view of the interior of Bourlon TV f J 7 Another view from the interior I of Bourlon 8 A German howitzer at Bourlon Wood blown over by the explosion of J a caused by Canadian artil x W i V i PROSPERITY IF a one crop more thau an other on which the prosperity of a country may be firmly established IHs king of fodder This wonderful crop has been the foundation of successful irrigation agriculture in tho United and history i now repeating itself in In Southern Alberta al ready an important alfalfa growing reports show that were SViOO acre in this crop this are using nion of their irrigated lands every for tho growing of this valuable and it is only a quui tion at time tho irrigable lanili ot Southorn Alljerta will rank araons the largest alfalfa producing areas on the North American Tho country is Thou sands of of irritable land not been touched Ly plow Thousands more luivo been broken during the last two KWisons ana aro not yet ready for Ibis as it does unit do well until ihe sod has been thoroughly integrated a proceKH is bent by tho growing01 one 01two othcr crftps be during the two years most urgent call lias been for For the growth of ijoiuliern Alberta wfll Alfalfa aliviudant and u summer Southern Allwra has tho sumnifr months tlio days arc much longer than they are iarthtv and thr sun shines almost oon Alfalfa rtcrs beat oa vlcb welldrained soilTliosa arc special of the in Southern thriven best under in arid and semiarid Tho climate of Southern Alberta may be said to be and under irrigation alfalfa grows there to Its highest Jn tho Lethbrldgo dis which Is tho oldest of tho irrl areas of Southern Alliot al falfa is to be looked upon as thn mainstay the Vioii Ing from three to four to the and in some men in two and selling at Ironi to u alfalfa has Brought farmers returns of an amand upwards lu one It la no won der that a visitor driving through this country recently and seeing thr boautiful green alfalfa fields oa every baud pronoume it one of th most prosperous districts iu tho whole of Western But besides thosj vary satisfactory reiunjji Ironi the nt the al falfa la of inestimable vuliu on of the condition ir which it loiwus the sioil in which it has been Hnormous yields of other crops have been obtained on land growing In which wns tiy nn means MI ex traordinary crop hushfils m to thii acre wore raised it Luthbridgo nn land which had her In alfalfa tliB ijrcvioiia Wheat on similar land yielded on LS and to Coining Jieurei1 to dio twc iicres of land near Lethhridso wuii jiliintitl to tomatoes this year in alfaliii for a fow proltfed pounds of ripe fruit in less than two months after bcinii set And tills if not all that cair be done these irrigated To obtain the fullest revenue would cjiiiro that no roughage bo sent from tho farms UK but only In the form lor muttun aud Tne plant food containai in alfiilfa hay is often m than the monoy actually received hay high though this If ionly unnianuiaclured pruduets were sent this food would br left on tho giving it I every yoar increasing It ia i held that for every of irrignblc land at least one head of or proportionate number of hogs or can bo supported all the year This is beginning and it means that many limes tlin iMimber of livestock at kept ran bo maintained on these And as the number lot itock ihe prosnorltr of tht country will Jhere signs tlial I the ume a far dlytmu when tlm areas of fvoutlurn AlberU twill tho of the elosely and most prospcroua and nUsIng in tho West autl nost on tno ot tfio ;