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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ITH ON THE m v sssr ea artillery a village on the Oaaaiiaa W 1 throng i 2 bullets for 3 Unloading shells for Heavy Artillery at a 4 Getting a howitzer into post tion on the Canadian 5 Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig visits the Canadian General Sir Arthur Currie plains the position of 6 Canadian detonating mills bombs in the reserve 7 The work of German shells on Red Cross 8 Charging a bridge prior to its being blown Lady drives a Another of the tractors that ploughed the X if JC K ifi ft s vi r f i V Cities Render Practical Help IT is not often that the residents of a city have an opportunity of seeing farming operations on a large scale carried on right at their own in Western where hun dreds of thousands of acres of virgin land are being turned over and cultivated in order to raise increased crops of wheat and1 other food grains to supply the needs of the the spectacle witnessed by the citizens of Cal recently was an unusual Not far from ttie of the a mile from thfc city hall to be more hundred aeres of va cant land were to be put under the The use of the land had granted to the city of Calgary through the courtesy of the Canadian Pacific Railway the But how was such a tract of land to be plowed when all the available machinery was being used to the utmost capacity in the country when the demand for all of machinery is so great that it cannot be delivered to the farmers That Was the question asked by many ofthe city The ijivple ment companies came to the res A day was set when the work should be Tele phone and telegraph wires were put into And by the date set seventeen tractors and the requisite plows and other im plements were got One large tractor rolled sixty miles over the country in order to par ticipate in tlie Seldom has such an array of farm machinery been concen trated on an area of two hundred has such an area been broken and culti vated in shorter Although there was no all en gaged were animated by the good they were doing in the cause of greater the machinery was wanted in the and it must not tarry in the Un fortunately raiu prevented the work being completed in onev an achievement if it had been would no doubt have constituted a re cord not easily A crop of potatoes and flax is now grown on thw land and it is hoped that this will add considerably to the production now so earqpstly The illustrations show the workers ou the ;