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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILH HERALD THURSDAY, "JANUARY 24, IMA NEWS OF THE FARMERS' PARLIAMENT U. F. A. HEARS OF IHE PROBLEM OF (t'OXTINCKI) from FKOJfT PaOI) Lamb pointed out that in any scheme of co-operation, no one could expect to get his exact share at all times, as that would not be co-operation at all. Ho declared that the experience of the board for the time that it had been in existence demonstrated that it was possible for the farmers to carry their hail insurance themselves, figuring on a basis of a five per cent, charge for overhead expenses * v He declared that if the hail hoard had started four years ago operating under a different law by whic!|, they could have charged S per cent, on crop area, they could have accumulated sufficient in the four years to have paid all the losses for any one year. Mr. Lamb declared among other things that experience has shown that the losses from hail are equal to six per cent of the entire crop. "I am op posed to giving the farmers something for nothing." he declared, while a number in the audience cried, "hear, hear." "We have tried the plan under which we have been working," he continued, "and it didn't succeed". 1 didn't succeed because when the farmers got it enacted, they expected to get something for nothing. If the cost of the insurance was put on the crop where it actually belonged," asserted the speaker, "it would have paid for all the losses."' Some Injustices The speaker went on to point out the injustice of a farmer with a large amount or pasture, and rough land, and perhaps only 100 acres in crop having to pay for hail insurance at the sarae rate as a man with an equal amount of land' but who had 1,000 acres :'it crop." / Another delegate maintained 'that the new scheme would also increase the value of pasturage, and vacant land was increased by the development ot farm land and that such land should consequently pay its share of hail insurance losses. "Horses would not be worth a cent if the fanners,; were not here," he declared, while cries of "get out," and groans greeted this remark. An Amendment An amendment finally was offered to the effect that the hail insurance income "be derived from a minimum flat rate levied on all land plus a further acreage taxable levied on 'the j crop area." On a show of hands, the amendment was voted down by a l.irgi majority, and the board of director' I clause was then carried by an even larger majority. The clauses providing for the levying ot the rate by the board, and its collection by councils of municipal units also was carried by a large majority together with the clause favoring the extension of the scheme by act of the legislature to all organized municipal units of the province, and also to the unorganised portions provided a practicable plan for carrying it into effect can be devised. There was considerable argument over the clause permitting any person having crop to withdraw the crop from the operation of the act before a given date, but this clause also was adopted finally by a larjV majority. Central Bureau The convention, likewise adopted the directors recommendation that all hail adjustments in the province be handled "by a central licensed adjustment bureau consisting of adjusters licensed as competent under government examination, as in the case of engineers, with a view to securing uniformity and maximum efficiency at minimum cost." Black Leg The convention adopted the board of directors' resolution asking the government to encourage the use of vaccine for blackleg by spreading a rsore ' general knowledge of the disease in cattle. A message of greeting was received with applause during the afternoon from Hon. T. A. Crerar, .Minister of Agriculture. President Wood's Strong Appeal to Alberta Farmers for Production L Minister of Education Strongly Advocates Consolidated School ALBERTA GENEROUS Is Spending, With One Except* ion. More Than Any Other Province (From Our Own Keppvter) Calgarv, Jan. 24.-Hon. J. H. Boylo discussed the shortcomings of our educational system in rural communities with the United' Fanners in an address at the convention. He tola farmers that In tho towns and WANTED: Business Women ALBERTA needs business women. And where we need them most is not in business offices but in the homes. What we want is not so much a woman who can run a kitchen, as a woman^ who knows how much it costs to run a kitchen. The chief problem of domestic science is how to take a certain income of money and live up to it; not over it and not necessarily under it, but how to make all of your bills balance that certain amount of cash. Naturally the only way to do this is to plan your expenditures. And the only way to know the cost of what you are going to buy, is to compare the prices at which other people are selling. These, comparative prices are published in the advertising columns of this paper. No shrewd men hant hides his light under a bushel. Whenever he has anything good to offer you, he puts it over his signature. So the first thing you gain by following the advertising is a choice always the best that is being offered in each line. And when these merchants realize that so many of you are using their advertising day by day as the basis for your buying, you may depend upon it they are going to stretch every possible point to maintain your interest. If you will follow this plan for a short time, you will find that you are merchandising your home in the same way that these business men merchandise their stores. You will become as shrewd at buying as they are. Your books will begin to balance, and you will discover, that you are the head of a big. successful institution known as a Prosperous Home. (H. W. Wood in his presidential address to tho U, F. A.I The situation today is that one of tho wenkeat points in our military strength is food production. The Allies have got to produce every pound of meat and every b>:?hel of grain they can. more especially Is this true of wheat and pork. Tho growing scarcity of these two products threatens the success of tho Allied cause. 1 do nand. cities do npt Teach even Grade utterly false and contemptibly mean. We have nothing to'fear from false 1 Seven. charges. The only thing we have to fear is ourselves. !We are face to f> ?o Problem of Rural School with responsibilities which will not give us a chance to be profiteers but they j One of the problems ot the rural j will force us to uncover our souls and show to the world whether we have tho 1 school, Mr. Boyle outlined in this dec-; mean spirit of the profiteer or the spirit of true men. 'laration: I I have absoluteiy.ho fear of the farmers if they understand the true sitnn-l "I would "ask you to stop and con-tion. Of course there will be exceptions. H can not be expected ' to bcisldor what is possible to be accom-otherwise. but I believe, fully believe that if every- farmer fully understood' pllshed in the rural school a3 it ex-1 the extreme peril at the situation and the respons bility resting, on them, they ists In any country, the one-teacher ; would rise up almost as one man and do their best. I want to say to you rural school. The teacher has in her wlh all the earnestness within me, that I am fully convinced that the situ-j charge all the pupils of the district; ation is far more serious than words of mine can express. from the infant class to the boy of t The world is facing famine. Famine threatens the defeat of our armies, j fourteen or fifteen years of age cov-Not hunger only, but starvation is staring millions of helpless people In the ering all grades from the child who face. Every bushel of wheat, every pound of meat or bread we can save by Is making his first struggle to learn strict economy will help. Then, God helping us, let us do our best. to read to the pupil who is preparing _______ for his Grade Eight examination. If --. , .. _-----------------fte gehool district has the good for- j way across until the new ships build- tune to be able from year to year for, ing in the United States m-erei.lw :ndja series of yeai-B employ an able; so the people of the United States1 teacher, the results to be obtained j and Canada are asked to liberate one- eyrtn in the first eight years of school; fifth of their normal supply of wheat life oan scarcely be expected to be or flour." I equal to that of the graded schools "Thus you will sea,-from Mr. Han- where the teacher will have one two, na's statement that5 8y the closest three or possibly four grades. Then kind of economy we can only hope to when you consider that it is only nat-supply 220,000,000 'bushels of the ural for a teacher to prefer the grad-necessary 459,000 000j"'f or 500,000,000 ed school, and when you realize that requirements of the alines. | for some unaccountable reason the sal-? In addition to thi�*i there, will be aries are better in the graded schools 110,000,000 bushels of exportable than in the rural schools you get the wheat'In the Argentine Bepublic, 150,- condition that the school boards of 000,000 bushels in Australia, beside* the graded schools select their teach-a large quantity in India. But while  era fron the top of the profession Urge Increase in Allowance to Head of U. F. A-Livestock Committee Report CLASH AVOIDED Washington, Jan. 23.-Conferences today between Senate administration leaders handling President Wilson's fight against the military committee's bills to create a war cabinet and munitions administrator practically decided that reference of the war cabinet measure to the military committee will not be opposed. Thus tho Initial clash has been avoided.    * �-ns hot and cold of the fact tnat a11 ot tl,e PUP'ls will ,_ ^- , states one bushel of water. A large i,n-r,ice'supplies heat c0 sttidying for one business, the while the lighting is all ready for the business of farming, nnrt therefore It current which will be ready in a short ls possible to give the Instruction time. This party of 75 keDt things 'rom th  , ',  * flschool1 *re splendidly suited to finish Your last Chance If laby Grand for a-�--. Hurry up and get your ticket from Next of Kin, !. 0. D. E. and Veterans or Phone 372. 0947 ;