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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EtGUT 'mi'. LKTinnine.f. daily hf.i\\ld satukdav. january ."�. 1jm8 OF INTEREST TO THEFARMERMIMM ._________........................... i i/E i rn m inT HAS RESULTS F n r DOTTED FLEECES v.ee thai T for the pr.-vir. after �attending ins told the Her vestoek eommis-! petition is strong again. Hogs are i-r won i Sk-iilins' Charge ' 1'lr.cher Creels Jan. - The report that was i irculat'ed to the effect that Douglas Hell, of the Cu-toms office, i 1 .Much oil, anil formerly of Pincher 1  , j Creek, was recently killed in "action '!". Hitch, a member of lhe"V"'oves to have been without fmtndar* sheep commission in ii'l'i the eaniiui'411 lor greater ho;r production is petting re.--u:;s in spite � ��i set hacks. When tit;' . ampuign w;i* :irst announced it was ft a* en a jolt by :'!ie strike of the packers who refused lor several days u> buy. ami Many tanners wore scared on:. Tftfi* t.-n�� everything looked rosy again, ihe rs.il-way companies imposeil an embargo on i er:i sbipme:;:ThN scared the farmers once ir.o: '-vat ihe embargo ha* been lifted ,-,:> 1 eastern com- tirot� head of the sheen division at Ot- . tawa. might come to Alberta ne\t \ month from Sc.lt Lake where he is now : local oil as expert for the growers' as- ', sooiation. to give a !e-c. place in which It. it suprenit;. The dairyman whose main business is lirudtn ;ion of milk and is so situated that that business is the most profitable lie can engage in. want? a cow that will produce the larg-�st amount of milk at the least ccst. Her beef-proiiiicinp ifualUies and the value of her calf he can afford to ignore.' The beef-producing rancher is the opposite; with 'aim. the production Cf meat is the only purpose for which tattle are kem. If a cow has enough milk to give her calf a peod start, that Is all that is required of her. Any additional milk producing quality is a source of danger to thft health of the tow. and is not wanted. Between these two extremes come most of tiie fanners of Western Canada. They have not the situation, facilities, nor inclination to be dalr.y-meti. They have uo longer the free open range fcr cheap beef production, and want more than a calf a year as the product of a cow. In oth*r words, they want both milk and Mitf from their cattle. On most of these farms, the production of grain crops is the main feature of the' farm. The sale NOW! While the car is idle is the v�ry Best Time to have those -worn down Tires Re-treaded . It costs only half the price of a new tire and 3,600 miles of tread wear is guaranteed. Whilo much more Is often obatined. A trial will convince you. Express paid this way on out of town cu�tom. SCHULTZ & RITCHIE City Vulcaniiinj Shop 208 Thirteenth St. S. 304-7 of wheat is (lie chief source of revenue. | but. as an important sideline, cattle 'are kept to utilize waste products, to ' supply ihe farm table with milk and I butter, and to Increase the revenue by the sale of steers. The ideal cow for these requirements is a cow of dual-purpose typo and breeding. Such a cow does not need to be able to beat the dairy cow at dairying" nor the beet c^w at beef production in order to be most suitable for her job. She must be reasonably good at both milk and beef production, able to produce either economically, and to live on ordinary feeds without special care or pampering. There can be no doubt of the demand iu Western Canada for the, dual-purpose cow. but what of the meeting of that demand? There are. all over the country, thousands of grade Shorthorn cattle that are used as dual-purpose cattle. Somen! these are reasonably suitable for the purpose, most of them need Improvement In both dairy and beef functions. In the aggregate, however, they are producing both ihres-Qtiarters of the dairy produce of the country and three-quarters of the bee*. They *or:u an xcellent base on ' which to build up a stock of dual-pur-po�* caul* of real merit. The work : wrr,h dual-purpo-w Shorthorn cuttle at Brandon experimental farm has shown that good milk production can i be obtained from these cattle, under \ western conditions. One pure-bred � Shorthorn cow at Brandon has given 12.800 pounds of period. Several i ( a radian and now in the employ of the lnter-; mountain Wool Growers' association i of Hie Cnited Sjtates, recently made ,:n discovery of rare importance to wool ��growers generally and to Ovse of Am-> erica iu particular. \ ! "Cotted fleeces." ihrir causes and 'prevention, have until recently bat'-' fled bonh wool growers and specialists. In moist climates some losses are sustained from the cause every year, and during wet seasons everywhere losses from this cause are sometimes experienced^ Regarding M'\ liitch's discovery the Salt Lake Free 1'rcss saa's: "Cotted fleeces have been a pnzzle to wool specialists during the past fifty years. I'r. Bowman, who is admitted to be the, ivorld's highest authority on this subject, states thai it has caused the loss of millions of dollars annually to the wool industry of the world." Efforts are being made by the Provincial Department of Agriculture to , they were have .Mr. Hitch address a number of meetings of wool growers in Albe.rta some time in February. Mr. Ritch has had experience iu classifying wool in Australia. New-Zealand and the Argentine, and his services are much sought for as a lecturer, experimenter and demonstrator. on. as his mother had received no notification to that effect and his wife i-eceivAl a letter from him on Wednesday in which he stated that he was still in England.  Indian Sent Up A 1'eigan Indian was sent up for trial by .Magistrate Christie cm Friday last on .a charge of horse stealing laid by 11. Uunn, Indian agent at Brocket. The Indian. Harold Shar-padiC by name, endeavored to sell three horse? to Henry Schoult?. and gave a false bill of sale for which he secured an order for $!."> on I lit South Alberta Hay drawers. Schourtr. became suspicion? soon after Nie Indian left and endeavored to 'Stop the order, but he was too late as 'he redskin had already secured Uie cash. He had used the alias Pole ".Mooncalf aiii! when the agent was informed of the transaction he rounded up the young bloods on the reserve and sent a scout to get the horses for examination and it was soon discovered that Peigrtn horses. The necus- ent and a very enjoyable tia>o, was spent by all who attended. j Musical Treat ' \ On Sunday evening last, the choir and orchestra of the Cnited church Kavo the Plnchor Creek people a genuine musical treat, in'-the form of a Cantata. The wording of all the nuni- i hers commemorative of the birth of | our Savloui'. The cantata was given \ in the H'ranine Hall, and the Inrjco � aud'o.iH'0 in attendance proved flits adehiabilily of the (Jan, all the sing-I ers and musicians are well known, i their lime and efforts spent iu en-I doavorlng to give the Cantata :it such I u busy time, was very much appreciated, and their music, very much enjoy- drifting on the surface of the water od. The pastor of the church. Uev. A ulth their machines, in the hope that N. Wilkinson gave a short, hut exceed- , (hey wouitl soim siglil land, inglv interesting address dealing also \ ... , , ,, . with the theme of the evening. ,, 1 ,r'"K . .W^l "ley lived on The Chinook which arrived here. 14'" li ns,u(l '' carr.od. laiit Safm-dav morning, has cleaned ''"^ only drink was the exhaust everything up in the line of frost, the |""t Gets Three Months. . The A. P. constable made a New WHVROG PRICES MUST REMAIN Year's'visit to the home of ,1ns. Viol-HIGH | ette and was.Rewarded for his visit by ' finding a few bottles of s|;onuliu" a couple hours' had almost disappeared, and the streets for a short time taking on the appearance of miniature canals. On Jan. 2nd. some of the farmers continued their plowing, and reported that, "it was great.", Th* Sunday schools of Ihe several j | churches have each had Christmas ! | trees, the jollies! of evenings, the best j of goodies and a grand old time with Santa Clans. Mrs. Keys, a sister of Mrs. Williams, ' > ? An .-Arab, walking along the sand one morning saw the aviators lying there, and took them to a hut, where, | �!  even ng. s dance, held at a great success. Atout fifty couples were pres- Flight-Lieutehant Edgar Robin-soiuFloated for Days in Sea- -Cast Up On Island milk in a milking j than seventy-five per cent, ot the others have given i weight of those killed pr,ior to the over 10,000 potisda; the arerage of the var; consequently measured in pounds, herd in 1016 was over 0,600 pounds, i the output of bacon in Denmark has Similar results have been obtained in i been cut in two, anil the bulk of this anything that has ever bsea guaranteed to the farmers ir. the past. It is often contended that the packers are guaranteed a p: --rli. while the farmers are not. This is a mistake. The packers are not guaranteed anv profit whatever. Their profits are 'united to two per cent: the profits GRIEF ('�n he c:.;pre.�sed best by a mon-�!OK'i:t of filling design and lettering. We inake monuments fitted both to the size of your plot, and the length of your purf.'c. Its for you to .';ay what kind of memorial you prefer. Lethbridge Monumental and Cut Stone Works R. Needs, Prop. 8th Street S. Here it a report sent to a western farm paper by a well-known Montana farmer and stockman: I wintered over last year 1.30 ewes and 11 wethers. My income from the 141 head wu 11,00-1; besides, I have held J^jack ?,6 lambs. Last spring we savedHhe lowest per reht. of lambs, belpg 97xper cent. Ordinarily we save from 105 to lie per cent. There is no doubt that, for 10 yea re our sheep j ers in the world the present moment the Danish government, is seriously considering the advisibllity of prohibiting the exporta- j tion of perk altogether. j Holland has now little to spare, and \ the supply from Ireland is-reduced by j one-half. ' The supply of vegetable oils is also almost entirely cut off. Italy and Greece havfe little to spare, and Tur-! key and Asia Minor are controlled by the enemy. The Argentine. Australia and New Zealand are not pork producing countries. In addition to this they are too far distant to permit of their contributing much to the meat supply of the allies while the war lasts, because of the scarcity of ships to transport it. To Canada and to the United States, Great Britain looks for a supply stif- j ficient to cover the shortage in the j imports from other countries; but the I supply in Canada in 1917 is '11 per j cent, less than it was In 1916. Conse- j quently it looks as if the burden must j fall upon ihe United Stated-alone un-1. less the Canadian farmer mends his j ways. So urgent is the need for meat | that Lord fthonda has reduced the j meat ration of men and women engag-! ed in hard outdoor labor to two pounds per week, or four and a half ounces per day, and he has notified them that unless they limit-themselves to that amoupt voluntarily the entire country will be put on rations, and the limitation will be made Ampul- i sory. The ullowance to those engaged j In office work is even less. I Think of it: Englishmen, -who arc j classed among the'-heaviest meat eat-reduced to four and , pasture nas cleared us more cioi!�y than our best wheat land. In fact there is. nothing that makes us as much money for the labor expended as our sheep. There i� no questioning'the profit in ahesp raising. Also there 1s no doubting the advisibllity of handling sheep as a means of keeping up the .soil fertilitv. Sirj CHlford Sifton has returned to England and will likely remain there until nie end of the war. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O.. LL.D., D.C.L., President H. V. F. JONES, A:�'t Gen'l. Minaser SIR JOHN A1RD. General Manager V. C. BROWN. ^* Sup't of Centrnl Wcjiern Brxnchei Capital Paid Up. $15,000,000 I Reserve Fund;  $13,500,000 BANKING BY MAIL This Bank will open a Savings account in your name and your deposits and withdrawals can be made entirely by mail. Interest is allowed at the current rate. Write for particulars. , i�2w Lethbridge Branch--'R. T. Brymner, Mgr. a hah" ounces per day. j The hog population of Canada is ] three and a half million. The short-j age in France alone is 'three million, j With f. shortage In Europe of thirty-' three million hogs, and with men and � women in Great Britain limited to four and a half ounces of meat per day iincluding weight of bonel how: long wiil it take the world, to put it-: self in a position to supply its norma! ! requirements". And how long will it! take Europe,, to ma)$e good the thirty- j three million shortage? Can prices! \lrop seriously before both of these are done'.' j Many will aBk: "IfoV do we know^ that .we will get a fair share of the prices that will rule while this shortage is being made good, and how do we know that the packers will not ap-! propriate the profits to themselves, i leaving the farmers to work for nothing? It must be admitted that there is justice in such a question. That %e are fully protected cannot be claimed. As proof that we are better protected than ve ever were before, we have to offer the assurance' of ,the food controller ihat.,the profits of tho packers will be limited" to two per cent. Any profits in excess of this will be commandeered by the government and applied In discharge of the public debt. re pride in our work. And the result is a real motor car - not a%makeshift or compromise. Unless we are greatly mistaken, the Paige "Six'39" is just the kind of car that you want. It costs $1330 and it is worth every penny of the price. v If you are truly Economical - truly wise and careful - it will be the car of your s choice. _ I Ks=ch  Six 55'' /-passenger SI775; Coupe "Six-55" 4-passenger $2850; Town Car "Six-55" /-passenger : Limousine "Si\-55" 7-passenger $3230; Sedan "Six-55" 7-pyssenger $2850; Brooklands 4-passengcr 51705: Linwo'jJ "Six-W" 5-passcnf;cr $1330; Glendalc "Six-39" Chummy Roadster $1330; Dartmoor "Six-39" 2 or 3-pas'en/;er $1330; Sedan "Six-30" J-passcnger $1915. All Prices f.o. b. Detroit. PAIGE-DETROIT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, DETROIT, MICHIGAN The H. T. Henderson Garage Corner Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue South Phone 588 Provincial Distributors for Paige-Detroit Motor Co., Detroit, ivhco. 0 �as-- 64?4 14232908 ;