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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT TIIK [.CTHHWIXIF. DAILY SATURDAY, JANUARY U, 1010 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER THE WHEAT I Editor I.etlibridge ll Dear Sir, lu The U. F. A. Convention The secretary ol the F. A. has Ifsued tbe following circular on ibe annual convention; I In the official call to ConvenHeu issued a short titne ago it was acaouc- Credential Certificates. Credential certificates are beins sent to ihe secretaries icho will furnish the-m to the delegates appointed. They hould be made out and properly slsu- 4 SHUIl lime It "ao knma nrtt al- ced ttot an bete? made .0 for standard certificates from the tlcX- secure special convention raxes. These thAr Pool Rate. It Is estimated liai tie pool rate R-ar. and wo hail hoped that IMS- the war ii mtr-ve would bave been able lo secure the rales. Effort was made to secure rates 2i-tkm being taken; this year will average through the Canadian Council ol Asri- SS6-0'. anJ each Uelefite whose rail- culture but tbe railways nsd already way fsre is less than this amount will declined to to (he request of, be required lo Kith tbe Con- liic United FSrmerj ol Ontario whose ventloa secretary when he resiilers rourentwn was held in and in amount wjuil to tie dtdcronce bs- derilued !o reojifn the mailer at the actual paid for the e over iho aub- holdius regular meetings there may I'.'ct ol filing the prk'f ot CauaiJiiu be some dilllculty In fettlns the ere- lor 131S crop, written I'y dential cards properly lilled out by the I president and EKretary et local.. No delegates ihould remain away ou this account, but should present his case to the Crodeatial Committee at the convention. A registration booth will 03 opened in the First rcsbyterisn Cliurch where the convention will be held ou the day previous to the opening ol the con- vention, vie Monday. January 20th. Thost delegates arriving iu town on Monday are requested lo proceed promptly to the Convanlion Hall and POOL register." This office will be open all aiia Monday appiyiimavcij ___ in avoid- ia avoid- ing confusion on Ihe openUtg day by reRisterlng on Monday il possible. An Inttrestin} Program. The newly elected mayor oE Edmon- ton. His Worship Joseph A. Clar'se. thia lime. Accordingly delesates will: round trip and the pool rate. For in- j nas confirmed the suggested Rrraug' be required to pay full first-class Purchase Round-Trip Ticket It is very important that delegates itlnce. a delegate whose fare is (12.00 jments tor Ihe reception entertain- will, on presentation of his ment of the delegates as unaouucoil certificate to ihe Convention Seen- in previous circular, and has promised tary. depofit the sum of co-operate in eve'rr possible way m should remember to ask for a round- between the fare for i maMng tho slay ot delegates in the trip ticket. A round-trip ticiet costs tae round (rip and the pool rato. If :citv enjoyahle. For those delegates who onc-siilh less than two single tickets., aa KOTks out at ,ess than iejlre j (n Kdmonton. on tUe and the pool rate will be adjusted on ju M a rejulld win maje equally' Saturday following the doss o! the round-trip tare. Me-i single (tciets will lose, neglit.r the basis of gates securing the difference. Every delegate should secure a receipt from the ticket agent Early. In order (o diminish as much as pos- should be secured for each ticket pur- chased, but no single fare should be purchased. rfaufonl Kvaos hi the issue ot tuo Herald ol Jan. 3. I woulj say that 1 do not IhinX the general uuMk of the west win ajrea to his views. Ha seems to think It would be a wrons policy tor the fioverutoent lo guaran- tee tte price ol wheat fur tho coming 1519 wheat crop, 1 would say as as- rlcuUuro is Ibe mainstay ol the west and wheat is oao oC our most staple products and the 0119 that brings in tho money to pfly our soldier's pen- sions and also pay the iuterest on our war indebtedness. undoubtedly vrsut a guaranteed remunerative price tor our 1919 wheat crop. Johnny Canuck is no kid in twaddling clofucs any more, eating a breakfast of mush dish and helps A'K to tho best aud he rotu'.es unyoue to deny him that prlvllogo. Ileni-o as Johnny CanucS is a branch vl tlio parental tree of tiio Empire, he luaista ou square deal from the parent tree, in that he nets a remunerative guaranteed price lor his 1919 wheat crup and il is essential thai he get 11. as with, low priced couics low priced labor. AB unrond who lived lo Letbbrldge from to 1915 fully remembers ve do not want meu to ha.ve. to hitnt labor. Wo want want conditions so that labor hunts the man and to net those con- ditions we must have lots of money in circulation and clrcuta'.ion ot nnuey means easy money and. to ge. thli easy money vco must In si it a rt- tnuuerative guaranteed lor our wheat Conducive other living, t aay ilifcro is Heavy War Debt People must remember that Canada has a heavy war debt lo carry and ihe >nd milk iu the chimney comer with j same will fall heavily on every inaiv- the cat purring around for company., idual and with low prices or farm not much he is a full grown, husfcy products ai'rt a high tariff, the bunleu man now' and surely ho has proved will be almost unbearable, but accord- himself such on the buttle fields of 1115 to the remarks of Mr. Saoford France, Consequently he sits at ihe Evans ho would pare the price ot parental table and don't cat mush ftuy wheat down so that the farmers would more. He dips right into the piTi-ntal not be able to make more than a bare convention arrangements are being made with the Faculty of Agriculture, i University of Alberta, to have special; addresses on practical agriculture and probably demonstrations on livestock Judging at the University oo Satur- j day. and the Faculty of Agriculture j will he glad to .welcome any of our i delegates or visitors to these lectures i and demonstrations. i resolutions Old Dutch Cleanser V great for clean-, log plain or painted wooden floors, oil- J doth or linoleum. It is better and more economical than soap or any other material for cleaning every- thing throughout tho bouse. ior msir rriunu- out. iucj iresent their Credential sent in by locals for consideration on arrival. tbe CcavenUon, Up to December jadges will not be Issued to oxer 100 resolutions had teen re- until their credential cards have and thsre are many other indi- examined aud found in order. that tbe interest In the Con- o the influenza epidemic which -will be greater than ever. Let many of our locals be the best Convention yet SIRl BURNERS ME WORST OF "STny is it that 'the farmers la and aerated. It also seems small grain sections of the raise the iempeniture of the soil will serenely set fire to their so that there is less piles and by so doing actually oi damage from frosts aail up money and soil Ars they too lazy to spread brings up a method of using the beuslits of which are im- Are they ignorant of the value apparent to any farmer. the that is in top dressing. Thousands Or do they burn up their farms acres of winter wheat arc killed for the farm's producing power is year by frcst when top dressing the fertiiitr contained in the soil straw would bring them through simply because it is the spring with no loss whatever. This custom to hara and because hsrdiy a rfebatable claim, for farm- bas always been done, it is simply in every section, of the winter slates have proved it to their YfhateTtr may be thft answers profit and have taught an object these questions, one thing is to their neighbors at tbe same Ths fanner who barns hfe straw burning the means ot producing: maintenance of soil fertlUI) and that is a crime againn his be one of the main objects o low men aisd agatest society far-sighted dealer. Tf through his nations ara suffering from farmers are indu9ed to prac nutrition due to insufficient systems of rotation and fertiliza >to man has a right to bum hi i, which will enable them lw pro- perty if by so doing he endangers 30 oushels of wheat to the acre neighbor.' No'roan has a right to place of but la '-bushels, the dealei stroy food when millions arc on help but prosper with his cus Terge of They will have more monei If the farmer ,Will not Temedy buy belter equipment, both for the Trays ot his own volition, and and house. The credit problem ly he Trill not, then it is the duty solve itself. Ibe implement dealer to show him Tom Witten says, no man can rtRht path and famish him with up his community without re means ot foilowlDS some advantage to himself According to men who his motive should be not his owe from a chemical point but the helping of th view, each ton contains about fellow. The man who approach of nitrogen, 5 pounde of such a problem, from a selfish an phorui, and from 6 to 18 pounds vill lack conviction, and any state THE ROIL UH OF CANADA Incorporated Head Office -----......Montreal Capital Authorized Capital Paid UP Reserve Funds President, Sir Herbert S. Holt. Vice-President and Managing Director. E. L. Pease- General Manager, C, E. NeHL Supervisor ot Central Western Branches, Robert Campbell. Special care given to Savings Accounts, Savings Bank Department at all Branches. A general Banking Business Transacted. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH.........W. A. PARKER, Manager BRANCH............J. K, Atkinson, Manager CARDSTON BRANCH........-.......W. R. McKAY, Manafler difference In tho lUuaUou iu regartl to Kurope and tho Western Ilemts- yhero, especially Canada. Canada with a great ot her resources undeveloped purely au agricultural consequently Bhe- derives a gCMjd part of her revenue from acrtcuV tural products whtle Europe, especial- ly England, is a co curie re i at iialiou. Consequently sbb probably Imports SO per cent of her foodstuffs bo tt Is vip to her to get her food stuffs as cheap as possible. But tho lame rule don't work ID Canada, Canaila being purely an agricultural ccuslry baviug au surplus ot agricultural pro- per 1DO !bs. flour aud at lh duels it Is up to her to gei as much as out of this surplus, lleuco it is up to the Canadian people to see they sol a square deal. Xo doubt Bomo people think thai they are paying a high price for flour at the present time, yet any head ol a lam Sly (hat will stop to figure a moment on same, will find with flour at the present price thai it is really ihe cheapest food ho buys. Ho to his grocer and buys 100 Ibs. of flour and in a very largo family the sarue will keep him in broad for from three to lour weeks and he goes to I ho ui eat ma rkct a nd ex pou As. Ui e amount of an meats thai cudej on flour aui) the house- wife will hare to be very saving lu make the meat last one week served once a day, uhilo bread the family eats every meal. Bo you wlU see ll-.e present price of wheat, flour it. really iho cheapest food al ine present time that goes iuto a household. Peo- ple must rviiieniber lhal from 1909 lo 1JH5. wheat was cheap aud tuo farmer was setting an average of 65 cents per bushel for his wheat, ihe consumer was paying from to same lime common laborers were hunting labor at per day, whlU- at tbo present llwo labor Is hunting tho man at 34X0 per day, so you will see high yet wages arc correspondingly higher. So you must sec that farming and labor go togeth- er ynd it Is essential that the gov- ernment set a eoort remunerative price for the 1919 wheat crop and keep the same out of the band5 of tora and give Hie farmer working man a chance to carry the nation's Yours truly, K. BALEKR50X. burden. The Emergency Brake in Business potash. Tn coM figures, this does no', stem irge. But "when one considers tiial i i commercial fertilize.' 1L re- quire? to furnish that 10 d nitrogen, ot a 100-pound ijck for tbe phosphorus, and from Si to SOO pounds tee the potash, one gets a dltferent Idea of tbe ralue ot strait, especially in view of high prices o( 'commercial fertilizer at present, and that mixed fcrtlllztr M high In nitrogen and potash as a S-S-2 propor- tion la practically unavailable now due lite, and If not overcome it produce a feverlshness end Itching ol thi scalp; the hair roots famish, loosen and tdio; then the hair falls oai If your hslr has neglected and is Iblti, faded, dry. scraggy or too oily, get a small bottle of KnowHon's Humus In i f may not a plant food, but 1t furtitshea a. msdium for the development of thote bacteria which transform Inert or vmaTaliabla elements of Into forma tha can 'be mbsorbed by trowing grail Practically every business firm carries fire, burglar and accident insurance. What, about Financial Insurance a protection fund to provide ready cash when sales fall off or collections T Start one. Put part of the yearly profits in a Savings Account in The Merchants Bank. Then, thi3 Reserve Fund of undivided profits will be instantly available to carry the busi- ness safely through any financial stringency. MERCHANTS BANK ment be makes will he discounted. What an agricultural nation this woutd be if every farmer knew the value of limestone, rock phosphate, manure and anti Truck Review, HAS "MANLESS" RANCH Mrs, Masgle V. Smith Hathaway, ol Helena, Moot., has proved that il is pOEEihle lo run a COO-acro ranch with out tbe aid ol men'a labor, says n U. E. rsparlment ol Lahor Bulletin. Riic because she has succcastullv condncted her "manless ranch" lor six years, raising Brain, cattle and sheep Mrs. Hathaway hesan illc a hfiOi teacher. In a few years site hc- mfi connly superintendent. nhe married >1r. assistant elate saperi'.ttendent of schools --.vim ned a 320-acra r.-yich adJoU'iiij; her own. After Ihe (lealh of her husband Mrs. HaUiaway farmed Ihe two ranch E3. It was difficult to get male help ia ehe Introduced modern machinery that could be operated by women anc announced to the countryside thereafter her place was to be the "Minleis Ranch." tha For Instance, of the Illinois experiment station estimates that tbe plowed surface of the nor POUR ot Iho corn belt contains from to pounds of potas- sium, In other words potash, lo every acre. An. Amount such as this la In- exhaustible. One can hardly conceive of a lima when the poUftefum of Ill- inois, Iowa, and vrilh simttar soils, win te depleted. Yet they may easily show all the symptoms of deple- tion, for the potassium may be chem- ically Inert [n the form of disinteg- rated rock. To mafce It available, there must he humus for the micro- organisms of tfie soil lo live tn. When they are present and active, there can Dandcrlne at any drug store or toilet no lack of potash on these normal -counter for a few cents; apply a llo as directed and mtaules after' H straw merely formed hnrmi3 you: will say this-was the best Invest- without adding any plant food ment you ever made. p'rt ft stiH would bs much worth while We sincerely believe, regardless of''" spread it unless Ihe supply of man- eYcrythinK else advertised, that If you ample, without HID addition desire soil, [nslroua, beautiful fiafr ami ot (he s'.raw. lofa of dandruff-no Itching When converter! Into Immua straw fcalt) nnd no niprr, falling nTso has tlip properly of Improving iti inus! use Kpowltnn's Hiindf-rino, If physical nf the roll so that noL Uio sctu bird is more tnellvw, bvller Head Office Montreal. OF LElHfiRlDGE BRANCH, MONARCH BRANCH, NOBLEPOUD rJRANCH. CANADA Established 1BC4. R. i. DINNING, Muifcr. V. A. EDER1.Y, Aclioi M. A. KILFATRICK, Actinj Miaifcr. H E STANDARD DANK OF CANADA OfFlCE TORONTO CST'D J. C, G. F. DLCTCHER. Manager P. Manager D. A. CURR1E. OLLECTIONS Business houses will find our facili- ties for making collections particularly favorable. 13ih St. Noith.