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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta X PAGE EIGHT THE LKTHBRin'OR HKfttLU 1920 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER 0- Seven or Eight Per Cent. Cattle Lost in Losses Heavier. Tho winter just pa.n has been one: of the most trying on live slock in the history of the province. The prai- rie area in genfral went into the winter very short of Iced. The- balance of the province, including Central and Northern Alberta had sufficient feed for an ordinary winter. High urices offered for hay and sheaves induced some of the farmers to sell some of their feed early In the winter to tho faraen In tho prairie country. Had the winter and spring proved to he an ordinary one, then? would still have 'been, enough feed to carry the stock ;iu Northern and Central Aberta. Duly In March it became evident that a cood many farmers in this territory experience a feed shortage due to quite untwual conditions and they .Buttered considerable losses. Some dif- ficulty was experienced in securing .-rapid movemeent of hay fruni Eastern to the central and northern parts of the province during the early I stage of this emergency. A little lat- er, however, free movement was se- cured and the situation was material- ly relieved. In the southern and eastern portions of the province conditions were some- what different. H was evident in tho early fall to the prairie farmer thai he must provide feed for the winter or reduce his livestock. shipment of lira stock were sent to market from this area during the late summer and months. Feed for the balance o" the slock was arranged for In Northern Alberta, and Eastern Canada. As early as October bay began moving to Southern Alberta and a steady supply -.was kept up any furious fhorugi except In a few small dislrfots. The result In South- ern and Extern, Alberta hafi been that the in cattle by reason of the reduction of stocks aud. foresight in tha purchase of feed is not particular' ly heavy. Enquiries respecting losses have beeu ?eui to a large number of farm- ers and crop reporters Uiroughout the province. Tbe replies indicate that ttie range from nothing at all other authority (juotoj, 24.000 habit- able houses are vacant on farms, and a Pennsylvania farmer is reported us saying that he eounled as hlgb'as 5TS motors passim: his uiai-e on lueir. jiv.-vy from Michigan to their destina- tion lo a stogie dny, while meantime his fluids ire growing up Iu weeds fer lack of help. The i-Vrm Journal is giv- en as aulhority for'the statement that thy American wheat crop will he OQO.WO acres storl this year, owing to lack ot help, while men are crowding factories and receiving wages that farmers cannot afford to give, even at the price of foodstuffs, aud with -working houre that arc impos- sible on farms. Movies Preferred to Work Nor is this the worst of it. A Mis- souri firmer went to Kansas City Ihe other day to jet two men. "In front uf tho at !he aftentui-u says, "were probably forty jiusky some districts to twenty-live per cent.I he in others. Department officials have youths wailing for the doors to open. made enquiries while travelling t hut not oue of them would work on A throughout the country and from in formation received from all Next winter, says H. Collingwood, uew departure In the management of labor. The seneral eieculire board will make, a Bludy oj the market conditions Iu each large city and then Invite a conference with the iloihlug manu- facturers for the purpose, ot agreeing upon a scale of work. H is planned to establish a standard of iiuantlty aiid quality must performed for maximum piy. aod thera is 10 be a.lower standard ot quantity and quality with a correspondtug rate ot paj; for ths worker who cannot reach, tho first standtni, te past the workers haro claim- "that they have epefdei up too" much by tho and bave met that Issue by fislug an ar- bitrary limit upon production in ce-r- laiu fields, while some manufacturers have been contending that sible parties. Accept money on deposit and pay Interest at current rates. Transfer money to any part of the globe. Issue Drafts, Money Orders, or Bilis of Exchange payable in any part of the civilized world, Make collection of drafts, farmers' sales notes, etc.- Give practical advice on all business transactions and lend assistance to' promote worthy enterprises. Do not hesitate to consult us on all matters pertaining to Banking, THE CAN ADI AN BANK OF COMMERCE CAPITAL PAID UP RESERVE FUND antraet with a Berlin manager, who ceutly called ou him to make good. e will also appear in London and aris before returning to Ihls conUa- nt. Levy has loureJ Canada frequent- snd has appeared In evsry large .ly In the Dominion. 'When mako a ot drivlog a car they drive as well it not telter tfcdn men. But wheu they drive (or pleasure aloue they are as irresponsible as chiljren." This Is Ihe verdict of Albert lieruhagen, Toledo, 0., trafllc police oKcer. Me Wonder Flour I HAVE YOU TOED rr? ASK YOUR GROCER FORIL ASK FOR AN GiOT COOK BOOK-FREE ocnvirs ROniBOCSEMOU) NWUK One Benefit of a Trust fund A trust Kind in the care of this Cbmpany as Trustee, is.a safeguard of the family welfare. Such a fuud .established In vour lifetime will enable you to see It to {Operation and may prevent the wasting' ol your estate through the inexperience of your Hsecutore. INQUIRIES ARE INVITED, Tt Trusts and Guarantee Company, limited V; CALGARY AND LeTHBRIDQI, ALBERTA LtTHBRIDGE OFFICE: BANK Of COMMERCE BUILDIN4' J. W. MeNICOL, INSPECTOR. Public and Official AMlgnee'for the Judicial DlitrlcU of LeVhbrldlje, Macteod, Medicine Hat, Stettlir. EVERY MAN RECOGNIZES- the duty he owes