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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1017 PROTECTION OF CROPS Croji protection moans nop production. Camilla loses over one hundred million dollars worth oC her staple crops every year through the depredations of Insect pests. A large portion of this loss could he prevented. As �\ve cannot afford to lose the smallest portion of our prain and other food crops during the present critical period when the production of food is of supremo importance, the Dominion department of agriculture is making every effort to prevent, so far as possible, losses due to insect pests. Crop protection must go hand in hand with j crop production. | Insect pests nrr> not usually noticed j or reported until they have caused ; considerable damage. Therefore it is ; urged that the closest, ivntch be kept1 on nil crops for the first appearance. of any insect pests or damage. Im-1 mediately such damage is observed: Bteps should be taken to control the] outbreak in its incipient stage. It the I pest or the method of control is unknown specimens of the insect and its injuries should be sent at once to the I nearest of the following sources of ex-| pert assistance: The Agricultural colleges, the provincial department of agriculture or their local district repre-sentnlives. the olliccr in charge of the nearest Dominion entomological station or direct to the nonunion entomologist. depnrtmetU of agrii ultu'.e. Ottawa, for examination: and advice in regard to control measures will lie furnished without delay. Letters and packages up to 11 ounces in weight may be mailed to the Pominion en-fontoliicist "lYeo." !>ut postage will he required on letters or specimens, sent to other sources of advice mentioned. l~)o not delay reporting Insect outbreaks or sending inquiries; delay may Involve serious losses that could otherwise be prevented. Write immediately, or telegraph If the outbreak is serious. Clean farming, the securing of vigorous growth in your.g plants and good cultivation are the best protective measures against insect attack. Keep all crops constantly under supervision for the first appearance of any damage in order that it may be checked without delay, increased crop production involves increased protection against pests. ZEKBRLGGE HEROES FOR SORE NECKS AND SHOULDERS Paring spring work nnd summer fallowing, unless horses nre well eared for and all collars lit properly, sore necks and shoulders aro (piito common. To be sure there are n great many salves nnd other cures sold on the market, hut the average farmer is a little leary of purchasing these, for he knows neither what they contain, nor what benefit he shall derive by using them. To make a salve that has proved as | good as any, purchase live cents' worth of sulphur, ten cents' worth of iodine and get some fresh lard from tho housewife and mix us follows: Melt the lard in n tight can that lias a close-fitting lid, using about, one-half pint when melted: pour into this one-half ounce of iodine and mix thoroughly; then gradually sift in three heaping tablespooufuls of sulphur. After this is well mixed, set | out to cool. Lard in itself is a good snlve for I sore shoulders. Iodine is an antisep-I tie and kills any disease germs. Sui-i pltur has a drying effect preventing a sore from running. L!y combining the three you have as good a salve ns can be bought <�n the market, and for twenty-live cents and a little time you can make enough to last until you aro a retired farmer.-Paul D. Brown. TIMELY ADVICE WELL THROUGH QUICKSAND There aro a great many piace3 throughout this country where it la very hard to get a well any depth on account of the quicksand coming in so fast. I have never noticed any article through your columns of farm experiences on the subject, so I am sondiug in my experiences on this line. Most of the people when they are digging a well make the cribbing box style. This is all right, where there is no quicksand, but where the water is not more than 20 or 12 feet down and the quicksand comes in faster than you can shovel it out, the best way Is to drive the crib end ways. Got enough 2x6 scan'dng to go around your well. Never get any wider than this or they will bo too hard to drive and will split on the top badly. Sharpen these and then make an outside frame out of 2x4 just the size of your well and about G feet feet high. Then make another frame just so the 2xG will fit in between. This will keep them all in their place and keep them going down straight. When these are all in place one man goes down in the well and starts to dig. another draws out the sand and a third drives down the planks with a heavy hammer. Never use an axe, it is too light and will splinter them. A 15 pound sledge hammer is best for the purpose. By this method � three men ear, go through quite a thick vein of quicksand in a short time. Whereas If the crib were put in box style it would just stay there and could not be driven down an .inch. The sand would come against tne outside of,the crib and hold It fast.-C.H. Never before in the history of ftR-riculture have the farmers had n better opportunity for demanding - a commercial position that they justly should have. Hy right of commercial and social value thoy should' vnnk first among the producers of Hie world, but sad to say, they have bceu sorrowfully held down. Of all producers to the great commerce of the world the farmer takes the most risks, No matter how scientific the basis upon whiclj ho works he is compelled to take a risk; not only with pests and diseases of vegetation but with the lnoro important end, the markets. It is true that under tho existing conditions of today be can obtain an almost unlimited amount of help to, assist, in the production of his crops as regnrds risks taken with pests, but very little assistance lias been offered in the way of bettor markets outside of what the law of supply and demand compels. The law of supply and demand rules all lines of commerce, but in itself affects the prices paid actually to the farmer less than any other line. The prices paid to producers of ! perishable fruits and vegetables are governed by transportation and fe.cil- j ities for handling the crops. There might be a shortage of tills kind of produce which should enable tho producer to got a larger price, but If | transportation is cut off ho is again ! tied up. Tho price of wheat, corn and | other staple crops is regulated prim- ; arily by those few men who gamble on these crops, nnd secondarily by tho , law of supply and demand. It is all a very complicated affair ; and must be handled very carefully. The time is certain to come when the i producer and consumer will be more closely united; a period that has been long wished for by both producer and consumer and now of all times the farmer should straighten up and make a mark in the affairs of the world that has been long due to him. The world at war. a shortage of food and high , prices actually exist. It is an aston- i ishing truth that the world is in this | condition. In only a short period all i nations on the face of the earth will j be willing to sacrifice all to tho farm- | ers for the food they produce. It is almost, if not quite, inconceivable, yet it is true; too true. Are the farmers going to turn over their farms, their lives and their commoreinl ami social position to feed the world and remain nt tho bottom as j before? Are they going to let the 'same so called business concerns gov-I em them as they have done? Aro i they still going to let the other fellow I quote the prices on their prodtteo; the produce thoy have risked everything to obtain. When will you wake up Mr. Farmor and realm? that you have sacrificed long enough? How soon will you realize that as long as the world ia divided into commercial and social ranks you aro untitled to tho very first; that those men that you havo bowed down to for a reasonable price for your crops shall come with bended knee for the produce that you have risked so much to obtain Hint you might set it before them that they may eat without grudge as to quality. Today is yours, use. it. Tito time is coming when you may begrudge a great opportunity lost. Opportunity is knocking nt your door. Let It in. Today a more patriotic deed cannot be done than feeding the men at the front. Feed tliem; feed them now. lint one turn deserves another, nnd when tho day of peace comes makes sure that these warriors you have saved from starvation do not mistreat the hand that has fed them. PAUL, D. nUOYVN. INSURE NOW You cannot afford to gamble. We have always received fair settlements promptly from the company we are representing. Alberta Securities Balmoral Block Lcthbrldpc "And why have your men mutinied, officer?'* "They say It was not fair odds to be asked to fight four English destroyers with eleven German boats." "Then they must be transferred to the "TJ" boats." "Herr Commandant, That would give them no chance at all."-From the Passing Show. HAIL INSURANCE In selecting a Company to place your Hail Insurance with, there re two important thing* to consider. First, the financial responsibility of the Company; second, their reputation for prompt and satisfactory adjustments. Such an Investigation will show the BRITISH CROWN as a leader. Don't take a chance. Let u* place It in the British Crown. R. V. Gibbons & Co. PHONE 1191 BALMORAL BLOCK SECURITY s SAFETY SERVICE Farmers Fire& Hail Insurance Co la what you have been waiting for. It Is what we have all been waiting for.-A company owned and .controlled by the farmers of Alberta. Organized to give us the service we are entitled to and to keep our money at home. Secure your hall protection early by obtaining a policy In The Farmers Fire & Hail Insurance Co. HEAD OFFICE, ALBERTA BLOCK, LETHBRIDGE "Do Business in Your Own Crowd." SECURITY s SAFETY SERVICE SASKATCHEWAN CROPS Regina, Sask., July 6.-Hon. W. R. Motherwell informed the Western Associated Press this morning that despite reports of damage to crop in some districts of the province, he looked for a crop of equal or even bettor volume to that of last year, providing really favorable weather conditions prevailed between now and harvest. R. C. MERiTHEW Live Stock Auctioneer Let me conduct your farm sales. Five years experience in the States selling in the sales ring. WRITE FOR DATES WARNER, ALBERTA BACK YARD GUARD (EXERS) Hail Insurance Now is the time to place your hall insurance. It will cost you no less one month hence. Your crop this year will undoubtedly h? the most valuable you have ever raised, therefore, you should take no chances, Select a reliable company, Our company has been doing business for over eighty years and Is thoroughly reliable. SEE U8 NOW Wilson & Skeith GENERAL INSURANCE Office: Ground Floor, Sherlock Bldg. Phone 1343-Policies Issued ' In our office giving immediate covering. If necessary we can cover you by phone. included In the Assets of Our Company are Dominion War Loan Debentures - $130,000.00 By Shields In Toronto Telegram. , HAIL INSURANCE Yon can't afford to carry your own risk. Tho companies we represent can aiioru to carry it for you, because HAIL INSURANCE is their business. Insure today. H. GALVIX Room 7, McDonald' Block Phone 1425. Lethbridge, Alberta Traction Engine REPAIRS We are well equipped to handle all kinds of repair work on either steam or gas tractors. Only high class work leaves our shop, and we will quote you prices that are right. N1VEN BROS. 216 First Ave. S. Phone 1732 WE HAVE IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT THE FOLLOWING GRATES 32 h.p. Reeves. 32 h.p. Case. 30-36 h.p. Rumely. GEARS 32 h.p. Reeves, bull and clutch pinions. Master and intermediate gears. 32 h.p. Case, bull and clutch pinions. Master gears, two and four arm spider. We are now In a position to deliver castings every four day?. G. KISCHEL Lessee of tho Lethbridge Iroa Works. THRESH with tho Reeves next Reason. Ita indreued capacity, grain saving and cleaning devices, will more than pay for it quickly. The Reeves insure.1) maximum results In the short threshing season. Ask us for the FREE BOOK, and learn about. tho many features of advantage possessed by the , I',: REEVES THRESHER -the Reeves Separating .feature-the Reeves heavy, double-bar cylinder, larger concave grate areas-wider and longer separator trunk. Undershot blnst Inn nnd patented Reeves equalizing wind bonril found only In the Reaves-nnd n host nt other reasons thnt clently prove tho superiority and money-maklnu possibilities of tho Keoves. Come la and see u� today nnd let u� expluln tho Reeves Thresher to you la person nnd also tho fteov** Qh Tractor The. k%B Modal "L." Tractor Tha BrcFoar "20" Tha Reeve* Staam Tractor AND TNI flalaar Separator WE ARE ALSO AGENTS FOR THE GEISER "PEERLESS" Steam Engines and Separators AND BigFour"20" TM A Great Combination ILLUSTRATION shows BiKFour"20" ' with Emerson Plow * and power hoist. The BigFour"20" motor raises or lowers the plow by simply pushing a foot lever-whether tractor is running or standing still. Hows, when raised, ore out of way ot cverythlne. When lowered nre adjustable to nny depth you wish to plow. Don't waste room nnd time turning: backup nnd plow out corners. Plows may be quickly detached nnd tractor used tor harrows, dishs, drills, mowers, etc.-andnllbeltwork.ThefourcylimlL'rs cf tho BigFour "20"-33 insure steady, dependable power. Two speeds forward and reverse make flexibility-adaptable to all soil conditions. Come in or write us about this big lime nnd labor �aver and also the E-B Model L Tractor-Reeves Gas Tractor-Reeves Steam Tractor-Reeves Separator- Getter Separator. L. S. JACK 1262 FIRST AVE. S. LETHBRIDGE PHONE 1544 $3.00 WHEAT NOW'S THE TIME TO BUY GOOD FARM LAND. Farmers In ,-, i.-.