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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 16.1918 THE LF/l'IIJ?!i/f)r;� DAILY HERALD page nini Problems of the Organized Farmers Homo Nuts to Crack by the U. I00. It occurs to the writer could perform the functions that are required with much more efficiency. Such an organization should have provisions for affiliating with all of the locals whose natural trading point is Letlibridge. This could be done by making tho President and Secretary of the outlying locals affiliated members of the central local so that if these outlying locals desired to lake advantage. ()f tho facilities of the central Lethbrldge IT. F. A. they would always be in a position to do so. It occurs to the writer that the suggestion is worthy of consideration and that the farmers of tho community should take it under advisement and if thought favorabb* of, it should take steps in this direction. A meeting might be called of the members of the members of the local U. V. A.'s concerned and of all other farmers within a radius of say 15 miles of Letlibridge. Such a meeting would not be complete however, unless President H. W. Wood was present, and the writer is quite sure that arrangements can be made to have him present for such an occasion. PRAISE FOR LOCAL Harvey ?iven (irc;tt Roost l$y W. T. Itilch in His Lecture ELECTED CHAIRMAN Toronto, Feb. 15.-When the standing orders committee of the legislature met for organization this morning, Hon. Dr. Preston was elected chairman in succession to Major J. I. Hartt. .1. W. Fleming, clerk of the Manitoba legislature, and ex-mayor of Brandon, will be the first chairman of the civil service commission for the province at a salary of $G,000 a year. In preparation of wool Tor market Canada and America are far behind Iho countries soutli of the equator, where Hi is process lias been reduced to a science. In fact the sheepmen of this continent, are more crude in their methods than are tho Turks. This statement was made to the local woo! growers at this morning's session of W. T. Hitch's short course school in scientific wool growing and marketing. Tho number present is not yet. up to that desired, anil the sheepmen who are missing the lei lures will find that they have missel something really worth while, Preparation of Wool Tills morning .Mr. Hitch loiil of the i preparation of the wool for market, | dealing with the classification, and the j improvement of the wool by the erection of modern shearing sheds. The I Australian shed lias been introduced by him into the 1,'uited States and more are being built this year than ever before because the growers are finding that they are benefitting by tlie receipt of more money for their wool. Wli'-n Air. Hitch eanie to America to help improve tho wool and build up the market, conditions, the buyers were told that American wool would be put on the same basis as tho Australian wool and they could buy it with tlie same degree of confidence. However the buyers wanted some guarantee and assurance that the wool would be as represented by the growers. When Mr. Hitch had been in Letlibridge before, several years ago, he had mentioned tho possibilities of uniform classing and the setting of a fixed standard, and Mr. Harvey had suggested that the association provide a seal which, when it appeared on bales of wool, would assure the buyers that the product was as represented. Nothing has been done hero in that regard as yet, but Mr. Hitch stated that that Letlibridge suggestion had been introduced into the United States and has saved tho woo! situation there, for the growers in the big American Wool Improvement association have adopted an association seal and every bale of wool marketed under that seal is now guaranteed to be as represented. The result is that the manufacturers will accept it on those grounds and have greater confidence in the wool growers than ever before', to tho mutual maiiufac.uiri-i> Praise- Mr. Hitch a pies of wool i Ro-nrieys an>: his belief lii.-n c.i- would Inl; carefully, v. ! -]>roi\w(! ;i I � strain that v. being bred on Much of tie with diseii: ' plants which prints. In in-all wrangled t.ion of the li; ly invented :� enrolled. A vigor-oi improved roads will :.- - pring. .Mr. Bernard Mi'nscribed five dollars o: file cause. We hope  iu:�� more similarly in-iu' ilie country, '.u-ekly dance was held ai a.t Orion and every-io-I lime they had ex-'�i. as shown in the federal trade coin* ini--slon'.'i monthly review. -n REQUISITION MERCHANTMEN l'aiis. Fell. decree published in official Journal this morning provides i,r i bo reipiisitioning of the  �inire merchant marine of France on. I March ]< THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE Z\R EDMUND WALKER, /StSfcMSIR JOHN AIRD. General Man�g�r C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L. Pr�id*niB( wlsl V. C. BROWN. H. V. F. JONES, Ass't C'T.'l. Manager \&�Lgy Sup't of Central Western B.-r.nchet Capital Paid Up, $15,000,000 TReserve Fund, . $13,500,000 discussed but road on :',rd no action Pakowki last Tuesday night where a most enjoyable dance was held. Another big dauci: will be given at Orion tonight. The better trails have brought quite a little grain into town this week. Mr. Charles iinyd of Hewitt and Black is now vi.-iting Ills family in Medicine 11 at. Auto Club Steps are being taken towards organizing an Orion Atuomibile Club. The car owners are very enthusiastic over the propo-ii ion and it looks as if a very successful club will soon be the result.  Mr. Kdwai'd Miller and his sons Raymond and Jesse arrived from Calgary-last Friday to attend the funeral of his father, Mr. .1. ('. Miller. It. is very encouraging to note the optimism of the farmers all through this section over prospects for the coming season. It sure will be some country if' there is a big crop this year as practically all the farmers arc free of debt. avenue was taken. Death Mr. Meldrum Death came on Tuesday noon to the home of Bryan Meldrum taking bis father Mr. Meldrtini an old resident of Raymond. Mr. Meldrum has lately undergone an operation and was here visiting his son when death came as a shock to the family. Mr. Meldrum's home is in Raymond. lie has two sons here, James and Bryan and a number of sons and daughters and a wife who resides at Raymond. All the children were at the bedside when death came. The sympathy of the entire community go out to the bereaved family, especially to the wife and mother who is quite feeble and not in the best of health. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fletcher and Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Ririe motored to Letlibridge on Tuesday. New babies have came to the homes of several people here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Asel Passey a son, Mr, and Mrs. Harry Dow, a daughter and-Mr. and Mrs. Bundy, a son. On Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howes wore pleasantly surprised at. their home by a number of their friends. An enjoyable time was had and a dainty lunch served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. P. Howes, Mr. and Mrs. II. McC'onnel, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Caid. Mr. and Mrs. I. Sabey, Mr. and Mrs. M. Marker, Mrs. J. Meldrum and Mrs. Peck. Mrs Andrew Rasmussen left on Tuesday .morning for Kdmonton where SAVINGS BANK BUSINESS Security, convenience and courtesy are assured to all who deposit their savings with this Bank. If it is not convenient for you to visit the Bank personally, you may open your account entirely by mail. Lethbridge Branch- - R. T. Brymner, Mgr. Open a Housekeeping Account and Pay Your Bills by Cheque There is a decided advantage in depositing your housekeeping money in the Union Bank of Canada, and issuing Cheques for your expenditures. You avoid the risk of keeping a considerable sum in your home or carrying It when shopping, and each Cheque, when cashed, becomes a Receipt. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH CARDSTON BRANCH -BARONS BRANCH - . F. W. NICHOLSON, Manager - F. V. Cavers, Manager - J. Blackwood, Manager Did you read that story in The Country Gentleman, (Feb. 16 issue) entitled QUALITY TRACTORS FIRST? .SON AND DID YOU RECOGNIZE THE OR In the accompanying picture with these words: "THE TRACTOR SHOWS THE HIGH QUALITY OF ITS WORK IN UP-HILL PLOWING." THE NILSON SENIOR-FOUR PLOW The COUNTRY GENTLEMAN of Tractors Suppose you send for a Nilson Tractor Catalog. You will find in this the same identical picture that is featured with the story in The Country Gentleman under the heading "Quality Tractors First/' SPECIFICATIONS, NILSON SENIOR Full Equipment-Hyatt Roller Bearing3. Motor-Waukesha. Type P. Unit power plant Cylinders-4%-ineh here hy 6%-inch stroke. Cylinders and pistons of tho hest semi-steel, tested five times during manufacture for Imperfections. Connecting Rods-lO-fifi high carbon steel, drop forged, heat treated. Connecting Rod Bearings-Reinforced back with Fahrig metal lining. Crank Shaft-15 carbon heat treated, ground, 140,000 per so., in. tensile strength, 11S.O00 elastic limit. Cooling System-Centrifugal water pump, large shaft and hearings, special fan and pulley driven by laige belt from fly wheel. Perfex Radiator with ample cooling eapaeity. Oiling System-Waukesha, constant level automatic splash system, fed under pressure by positive circulating pump through filtering. screen. Governor-Waukesha Patented Governor, adjustable for speed, sealed, self lubricating, non-hunting. Ignition-K-W High Tension Magneto with Impulse Btarter, eliminating use of batteries. Carburetor-Kingston, Model L, single adjustment with Bennett. Air Cleaner, Kerosene dual carburetor furnished at extra coBt. Fuel Tank-24-gnllon capacity. Clutch-Double expansion shoe. Steering Geai--Heavy auto truck type, control levers for gas and spark in center of wheel. KTCson'patented '^i-eyER^MiTcd [the HARDtR\ xhc; pull, here; THE MORE GRIP4 �\OR_iwion..H�a4 Nilson Tractors Burn Gasoline or Kerosene QUALITY FIRST is the first consideration of Niison Tractor Builders, LIGHT WEIGHT second THE NILSON JUNIOR-THREE PLOW The LITTLE THOROUGHBRED Trac'or SPECIFICATIONS, NILSON JUNIOR Full Equipment-Hyatt Roller Bearings. Motor-Waukesha, Type 11L14 Unit, power plant. Cylinders-4VI-inch bore by 5%-inch stroke. Cylinders and pistons af the best semi-steel, tested five limes diiriiu; uiauul'ai'turo for imperfections. Connecting Rods-10-50 high carbon steel, drop forged, heat treated. Connecting Rod Bearings-Reinforced back with Pahrig metal lining. Crank Shaft-4"i carbon heat treated, ground, 145,000 per so., in. tensile strength, 11S.000 elastic limit. , Cooling System-Centrifugal water pump, large shaft and bearings, I'our-hlade. 20-inch pressed steel fan, driven from magneto shaft. Special Nilson-Perfex or ilod-ine Radiator having ample cooling capacity. Oiling System-Waukeslu; constant level automatic splash system, fed under pressure hy positive circulating pump through filtering screen. Governor-Waukesha Patented Governor, adjustable for speed, sealed, self lubricating, non-hunting. Ignition-K-W High Tension Magneto, with impulse starter, eliminating use of batteries. Carburetor-Kingston Model L single adjustment, with Bonncti Air Cleaner. Kerosene duel carburetor furnished at extra cost. Fuel Tank-Capacity is gallons. i Clutch-Double expansion shoe, S-inch face, completely enclosed. Mounted in fly wheel on Hyatt Roller Hearings. Steering Gear-Heavy auto truck type. Control levers for gas and spark on wheei post. A Nilson plowed field has no poor strips at harvest time where heavy wheels and great weight have packed the ground at seeding time. A tractor must dig its toes in. That Is the wheels of a tractor must grip the ground without slipping when pulling a heavy load. Traction may be obtained by two methods, by weight or by the lever and falcrom principal. Railroad engines secure their traction by weight. They are built so heavy that the drive wheels will not spin on the rails when pulling a train of cars. Here-to-fore, tractors have been built on the same theory of obtaining traction- through the addition of weight. THE NILSON HAS SOLVED THE TRACTION PROBLEM by the LEVER and FALCRUM principal with its PATENTED LEVER HITCH which means automatic traction by PULL instead of by WEIGHT. Investigation Proves the Nilson is built on the right principal with the right power at the right price. It is not built down to a price, but up to a standard. PLACE YOUR TRACTOR ORDER EARLY because the tractor demand is heavy and the railroads are swamped with freight making deliveries slow. W. F. HEIDE Distributor of Nilson Tractors for Southern Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA 406 4th AVENUE SOUTH ;