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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta F R A FPil i Zonncbcke Taking shells up to the Setting a big 4 German piisoners on their way to the 5 Loading tip shells to send Getting gnns into position to repel the German 7 One of onr big gnns moving up into support along the 8 Guns being pulled into 9J Canada A RECORD WOOL CLIP FOR WESTERN CANADA EARLIER estimates of this years wool clip of Western Canada seem to have been much too con It now looks as if the in crease over last years clip will bo as high as fifty per This Is the estimate of the clip of the Southern Alberta Wool Growers tho largest association of sheepmen in Western Last year the members of this association had 000 sbeep thuared this year the num ber sheared is about or more than last It It expected that tho Southern Alberta Associ ation will have alout pounds of wool for and that the mem bers will realizo a total amount of mere than a million dollars on tho Most of lhe wool of Alberta shee Ja marketed through the various growers associations in different parts ot the Tho Pincher Creels in Southern Al about pounds o for which represents u fairly substantial increase over the quantity laarkutod by this association last of from twenty live to fifty per cent over last years clips arc also looked for at and In u L tho grading and selling of i lid I tndertakcn by tho Coopurtive Hranch of the De partment of A large quantity is also handled Independent ly Last yiar the Cooperative Branch marketed for Saskatchewan farmers pounds of wool this year it handle least or almost double the Theso figures are evidence of tho growing interest taken In sheep by tho cf the wheat Manitoba also has a cooperative schemo for tho handling of which is tuktn advantage of by the majority of farmers Tho wool is sent to a central point for grading and an advance of between twenty and thirty cents pound on their which Is Hold at the best Present indications ure that at least pounds will bo handled iby the of Agriculture in this manner this This quantity Is about twentylive per more than was sold last Shearers are busy throughout the Prairio Provinces and large iuantl ncj the farmers 4eceive ties of wool Uuve begun to arrive at the stations at Lethbrldge and other In Al berta thore ure uevorul large shearing at one of which iwo thousand sheep are now being sheared Most of the smaller are being sheared on the home At the sorting warehouses good pro gress is hfiing and lareo arrays o bags of already sorted and graded ready for the arc to M seen When all the wool baa been sorted and graded It will bo consigned to the Canadian Cooperative Wool era Association at Tbls Is an association formed by sheep breeders from all parts of Dominion for the purpose of market ing the wool of Its members and and looking after the Interest of Bheep owners la every ;