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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL NlWt WHKRB YOU EXPECT IT THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD UVE LOCAL NEWS FIUDAV. KKUHUAIIY IS, IIK21. LlCTllUHllHiK, AUJKHTA. "PAGE'SEVEN' Smaller Acreage and Better Methods IN NORTH Will Solve South's Farm Problems IRRIGATION IN SOUTH Is Opinion of Agricultural Experts C P. R, Will Complete Letiridge- Weybuni Line This Year-Grant Hall Optimistic Feeling Farm Conference Day of Large Farm Past, C. S. for a Change in Methods, Deputy Minuter "Canned Goods" for Cattle, Urges Hugh Mclntoch. VroiiliMii.; cijutrontins the Varmors. It'iul as Iho ftirmprs wore now in if Southern ALburtii ;iml Uio buKtUtutu mind whan tlioy could wcij noMioils for l.lioir solution ;ind of ]nii-1 mnl.iors .soberly and not in a stiito i on a firm, basis Liu- subject dis meHOd iu this morning's Houston of i.liu farm t'onfereiic.e bo ins liold under thf imsjiiues thu oC :igrtcuktiro in tlie K. of hull. While noiio of the siwakers attempted to bcoloud El in sic! mil conditions facing l.htj funning' conditions duo to the iiccumuliilkm.oC ad- "It is clear tliat somn other system uf farming must be t'ollowud in futures fanners aro to stuy in tho business. Ws must dig our living out of the soil, Kvery farmer knows that iti ti fact. The time lias come for must niiiUo moro of our unusual and wlile-h living out of thu farm. We must get euvfful and cautious consideration bo into mixed farming. Moro stock must causf, of their sorious charactur, thorn ht; ni'sod. The weed menace must bo was a kuynoto of optimism sounded combullod with greater vigor, ami v.-hidi to say tin1 least WJIK full oi'jlM.-; farm purvoy which has been nn- tlu> fuUuv. hopo for (his uinrn the thought that various liovrtvr-r would bo ciilturo would On the whole 1 derlalcnn by tiie governments was a ''gloom J show us whnnj to yettln and where not faith in the Hft'miiaUcr. Muthur Xa- turc still held the sprinkling Mr. Fufr fluid was opt.imi.stK1. youth- orn Alburtu is Kotuy; to huvr: bis; crops again, ho umjdst applause. Uui the problem of thu dry year mu.-t bu j solved. And it can .solved. This I ifj how speaker saw the state oi' affairs that the fanners find them- 1 solvos at the beginning uf present I crop sua-son; I 1. Tho situation is none too yn- j couraginir. but there is no need lor pessimism, 2. The only null the croi- prospects.. Farmers muat, therefore, move with caution. Wo must change our We must smnmorfallow more and bet- ter. Moi-ii fibre must he put into the land. This will minimize soil drift- 4. Fislit tho weed monnce until it! is destroyed. j Ji. Put .stock on the farm to help out in tho lean In other I overcome and (hat, if.-: rightful r 'trv on a s-lahlo H. A. deputy to settle, tin.1 bn.st methods of farm 1115 words, "Don't put the ejJSs in for the ful.uro. and how best to fight the various pests that inflict damage out- to tho growing crops. Supt. Fair fie Id "We've, got to get back to the lowly oC j cUIchtn. the lowly pip and the lowjy of the squarely up In th put tli meeting. Fl for Alberta, and chairman was how Supt. H. Fail-Held. 'itnationjof tho Lethbridgu experimental farm. 11......" summed up tho situation. "With that we've got to sununerfallow ploughing in tho spring when we have moisture Early npnns plougli- S to 10 buHhtila to a id tor as to tilt- cou.-truH ion oi a perniannitl policy ulnns broad lines. must, answer pertinent 'JfoMH, the denuty minister. tiding to cut down our li! sjoiiiii Vo do with 'nur .-iiiriiius land? Shall wo yo intfi rlir livi'ftiuL-k liusine.-.s in- mixed farm- tufi-. and how best i-tn this cluuiKO bn is t hi.' ideal size oi" a hr (his fouiury on which a. man ;i liviim and egtiihlish ti coiniorinblt' lumie? Mixed Farming Solution These thrown out by .Mr. f'ndtf brought turtii sonic interesting; informatloLi. I'lu-; reeling (tt evoryono pi'tisenl as imlirat.od from the .tall; to s-'how that mixed farming the only solution, smaller acreage and hotter tillage with partirular atl.en- t'on to himmierfallowing and plonpih- inK clowTi mnnurti as a uieaiifj of over- conihis soil "The good years are coming back. t'mes will return. Hut K Is good liusiness to pntvidi- for flf: I lean years." This (he opinion m' f.hf an opinion bucked iij. by in? itbidiu- fciirh in Uie caimbHIt ie.. of rhe stsil or youthem Alberta and nr its powrr to "cunu! back" with reasouablo amount OL moisture. Onetiing Address j hip address Mr. stuted that tho presence of so many farmers and business men Indira Unit [.bt'.v irpre viuilly interested in (ho work of (lie conference. The con-, Terence was not called to air govern-' mont oo'iifirts. it concerncu tho partment and tho people that it sorv- ed. It was not in the least political as he had received no insmic turns whatsoever, not even from Hon. Mr. Murshiiil, the minister, although the h.- said, was fully in accord with tin- program, f In gelTing the farmers, the hushies." tiiU-ri-sis, lilts liim'erpity experts and ihe, governinenc officials together the df'iiartmeiit oC agriculture was only doing its duty. The primary object of present conference is to try to work out some, working- basis for tho now ora. The, con- is really tlie outcome of fie urgent demands of the hour. It v-jia a singular 'Jiiu-, said Mr. Craig. Hint when the crop, produced at ab- normal custs, was ready to market, prices slumped, freight rates soared am! the banks ant! trust companies lightened up. Tills condition pruvail- od in all parts of the continent. It; was not at all local. I With tho opening of the year tho outlook was indeed gloomy for the t farm and business generally, wont on Mr. hut now the future could be faced with more confidence. Ho WHS eonv'nced that this was the logi- cal time to hold a conference of this in the ground. ing: adds l from crop, (t is all bunkum about tre and settlement inducing' more rainfall. 10 veil Hatfh'ld can't increase our rain- full. We have a tickle climate in Southern Alberta, and rainfall de- pends wholly on climatic continued the .speaker. He pinned no lbasket" 6. Hold over fnod, either in slacks or in. sijos, for at least two 7. Other business interests, espec- ially tho banks, should in Hclf-inlorn.sc advance additional fumln so that the fanners can "carry on." "It is difficult for tho fanner to function now." said Mr. Fairilaid. "He finds himself in a titrbt place like the little boy WIIH read'inp about recent- ly. Johnny tuld his mother that new pauls were too ite'it. 'Why.! they're tighter than my .skin.' lie said. Athabasca Member in Speech in House Shows Similarity Problems j Sympathy for Soiitliem Al- berta's irrigation problems is be- ing .displayed by northern mem- bers of the legislature. N'orthern Alberta has drainage problems as important in them UK Irrigation is t'i tlie south. Mr. Mills, member I'ur Athabas- ca, in moving the n-ply to tho ppuoeh from Ilio ihroim Wcdues- tlay, took (iccasioii to set. the two prohleniH before the minds of tho legislators when, as quoted ver- batim by the Edmonton Bulletin, he said ''And, Mr. Speaker. T do not spoak from hearsay, I speak from first hand information, for I have traversed miles ol" this country in all modos of transportation. we must have settlors, cud to se'.tiemom possible the Mi'etit hinterland mum be opened up by roads. Unlike southern Al- berta, with its needs of irriga- tion, we need assistance in drain- age, as we have n surplus oC moisture., and no doubt we could dispose of pome to them. ''Mr. Speaker, travelling over this coi'niry I see the hay Holds) tin; north, unsettled, hold- iiiK out their tnandiug invitation in the settiersi nf the dry dlslrieU of the south of tins province. And. sir, 1 rupeat that we have plenty of nioisiuru, and my friends of the would be well ad- vised to co-operate with the north iu estublifihiiiij a uerinaner.l sys- tem of drainage." OPPOSE SPRING RENT INCREASES IN CHICAGO CHICAGO. Keb. Chicago real estate board today fonually op- More irrigation Surveys This Year (Special to the Herald.) OTTAWA, Feb. the surveys conducted by the reclam- ation service of the department of the interior last year established the feasibility of a number of ir- rigation projects in Alberta and that there will be further surveys this year to secure more detailed information is the information here. Just how far the govern- ment will go in continuing these surveys and how extensive they will be cannot be determined un- Definite Assurance Given Vice-president on His Visit to City "Unless a stnitHs us will finish it." naiil Ciniui Hall, vicy-prtJHidon) of tlw; Vaciiie Railway, lioiitroal, this morning, whoa asked if tho coin- til the estimates are brought down. However it it expected that the good example of last year will be followed and sufficient money made available to carry on the work so well begun by Commissioner F. H, Peters. Pre- liminary surveys of the Red Deer project taking water from the North Saskatchewan will likely be included In the irrigation sur- vey program. It Is expected that a decision may be made on the division of the waters of the St. Mary's and Milk Rivers early in April, though the appointment of a new U. S. member of the In- ternational Com mis- sion may delay the finding. The new member does not take office till March and he may aak for time to review the evidence. uuny intends to finish tho I.oth- hriilgo Weybuni line. Just when tho Una will be IlnlEhed ho could not say. D. C. Colermm. ilunt ut the C.P.R.. Winnipeg, and J. M. Cameron, gonoral supertn- tendcni, Alberto district. Mr. Hull reiwhnil Friday morn- ing from the west and left at eleven o'clock Mm samo morning on a special train ntado up of a baKxngu car. Alberta. Mr. Cam- eron's car. Assinibolne, Mr. Col-> nian's car and his own car, Mount llnyal. They went oast. Mr. Hall beins now on his way to Montreal, af- ter touring the company's lines. lie came to Lethbridge from the Pacific coast and was at Crow's Xest by C. D. MacKintosli. piiliorlntcndent of the I.ethbridge division. Mr. 'MacKintosli accom- panied the special train east on his division. In reference to the Kipp-Suffield line Mr. Hall said that a? soon as irrigation is assured and shown signs of producing wealth thifi line will he completed. See 2ane Grey's latest release, 'Desert at Empress Monday. Bprius rent int-ren unanimous adopt! doular- m of a that. iicked flip moth-1 'lort a committee thai nothing or EmHing. can Bit down .in imH recurred warrant, incraiisos my skin I can't in my Thfi farmer is in much tho same (Continued on Page Nine.) f Visitors At Todays Farm Conference AT ROCK BOTTOM PRICES Dairy Butter, No. 1; 2 Ibs. Eggs, fresh; per dozen...................60c Rolled Oats, Robin Hood, 8s...............40c Fresh Celery, 2 Ibs. for...................25c Sugar..................10s, 20s, Flour ..------...........49s, 98s, Ceylon; superior to any package at j (iOc. Our price..............'..........50c j Coffee, best Santos. Per lb................40c 90c; 5s, 10s, Finnan Haddies, fine quality, and fresh; lb., 20c Pork and Beans, Clark's; large tin, each.....20c Rickett's Cream Tints just in; 2 for........15c Extra Specials for Saturday Only Pineapples; Singapore. Large tins, each... .25c Ginger Snaps, 2 Ibs. .45c Palm Olive Soap; 12 bars Jam, King Beach; 4 lb. FREE DELIVERY. J. A. JOHNSTON PHONE 1314. 426 13TH ST. N. whom rtiiitals w.ere adjutjic-d hi.-iL See Zane Grey's latest release, "Desert at Empress Monday. PHONE iS'9 Income Tax SPECIAUSTS Financial ANALYSTS ENGINEERS RITCHIE PATERSON AND CO. j-e Acaaia Suildlng j12 Third South SHOE REPAIRS For ijost work at lowest prices try MUTTON PERKINS Practical Shoemakers 418a Fifth St. S. Phone 693. "What Delicious That's tlit> fixiUT-ssion that al- ways cum'liidea the infill hero. that mean.-; for It has uio in us. prompt and um> u good rod- It's an a, great deal to established c.-oul 1'alatublo food i courteous scrvic lishcd thld plum; as u iuunint. If yon liiivGii'i (i ;t ton iii'f tRi'tiiinly missing Aak tin1 u-nniiut hiis. KIRKBY'S 606 3RD AVE. SOUTH. DRINK MILK Grown-ups a pint a a quart, Tiy the milk cure. It beats the Patent Medi- cine all hollow. Phone 1576. LIMITED The Store That Gives 100% Service 35c tins for Sliced -l r per tin ..........'....IDC Clark's Pork ami lleans; Z tins (or old paint look liko jp Spooial. 2 Ibs.........45C Crab Meat- rp tin ..................DOC Hoiiu 1'nre o C gar ..................OJC Crosa, Chow Chow and t r Per tin ...............4DC InKorsoll Crcnill and Mmento Pm-nVs...............15C Dromedary Per plre........... and juicy, I'or iiveol. nn Per Hi 'luriilii 15c, 17icaild20c 20c Per Iioiul Clark's Toniuto Catsuy; >JJP bottles Llbbj-'s Mixed IMcklos; per bottlo........... KIpo tin: 40c, 65c, 85c Nor- woRian; '2 tins for....1 Canned Teaches; 2; j f fi'ncy nullity .........4DC Yiinht Ctuh f Siip.cial, per tin ......IDC Canned Apr cots: 1 111. size Ontario Hand-packed Tomatoes; per tin 20c GEO. KERR CO. FAMILY GROCERS. PHONES AND 1365. If. Raymond; 0. R. Long- man, Raymond; A. .TlidfiCll, Taller; II. Stirling: ,1. C. Hoop er. Clarealioim; John Ray- raondr T. S. Martin. Tobsr; II. lla'c- liintoHli. Macleod; C, W. Coohlnn. Oar- mnngay; A. .7. MiicDoiiitlil, Warner; F. Coffin, Warner; C. S. Noble, Noble- nird; >l. A. Craig, Edmonton: 71. S. Alien, Raymond: .1. 71. Kmitli, FMmnn- lon; Frank Coaldale; [1. SugRllt. ot the J. Davidson. Good liannli; .1. 5f. Dlxon. Medicine Hal; ;u. C. Marlln- mil. Travci-K Alia.; Trav- M. L. O. l.nthbrlclgc- K llaltli'rson. Sili S.: r. K. rnwn-'. Kuyiiunid: S. Co.ii- Clins. Mi-Millen. Warnm'; I.ewiiJ I'i'.tCM'Koii. IfciyKin; Illllt 1'i'l-ry, Win. Stewarl.. (1. II. Cutler. Milinimtnn; r. A. Wyiitl. ICdminilim: Win. Xoi'lhnm. rrei> M'-l'uy. Cliin; A. S. AhVlin. I'ln'- (ilftr; L. Hudson, DiMicail. Uilhbn.h-u; tl. Liiiil, LethbrldK'.i. DO YOU USE CANADIAN HOME-MADE BREAD? Tf not, you wall be glad if you get a loaf. SPEOAL FOR SATURDAY Bringing down the high of liying. Cocoanut Macaroons, 15c; OC Or 2 for Or, per lb............60c A full line of Tea Biscuits'; regular 80c, A A iiOc and Sl.OO a lb. Special, per lb., Our honie-inade Pies, Cakes and Pastry al- ways make a hit. They will v.ith new customers. The Canadian Union Bakery -104 1.1TH STREET NORTH. PHONE 751. Does It Pay? bakfl or buy other bread ymi p'L such wonder- fully good from UK froiilt Dues il. I.) li'V fnul liuL- tor brohil than