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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta WORLD NEWS IN LATCHING SHAMROCK IV.1 fel Product Standard yji" SY cov.vrssr or c. f.fj m. s-i- Sift t-W- Launching the -Shamrock IV. at City Island, New York, May 25. 3320. (2) Princess Mary iESpecline Guard of Honor of Red Cross Division. (3) A novel method o[ transporting the Royal SKIDS: they are golas from England 10 South Wales. A present from King George. Maior I-Ofkctl, sflectcd hr Ens-. laad aa canlaitr of thp Knsllsh I'olo Team, in cental ivitb America. (5) Silvasins a seaplane at Ffillr- stoae, Kngland. in four Hv05 were losl. 'ilie wa3 carry- ins 4.T and a of 6 a-n'i irijiie at przcticc itKo the sea aboii: half a mile from the- beach. (6) TJamas are a norel seaside at- traction lov chiMren at Folkestone, (7) Clilldrrn o( notables who danctrl at Atwtralia House for lie lioyal Calcrtonia Charity Fair. (S) Dignity vs. Impudence. A youth- ful inquires the wav from a Guardsman. ".Verer had a crop failure in enty-five years." Such a record Is good enoush for any country .and for any crop, and it might be- inferred that the assertion was made In re- ference to aome_ country lUat had been ssttlfid for gen.cra.tio as. Bill It does not. U refers to a part of West- ern Canada, a country of which the settlement has largely been accom- plished during the present genera- tion, is Etlll gping on. Tho crop that hasjicver failed, in three-quar- ters of a- century Is homely the district in which they have been grown success- fully for so long .period surrounds capital' city of the Province of AJberta. Thia .district Is. acquiring for Its potatoes "v reflation far beyond the limit of its Immediate neighborhood. Gunners here may .not-he able to grow oranxea and lemons and grape fruit, hut they are growing spuds and sending them where thi.sc fniito are grown, and probably ranking as much" money out of tiem as the other fel- lows rvre out or their oranges. This may seem .a tail statement, mjl it must be remembered -that for the capital invested tbe former has rrmcli laud to'grow his potatoes on them than the latter 013 to grow his oranges on. OonElgamenls of Alberta potatoes have rhis year been sent to California, Washington, Idaho. Mon- tana. Missouri, Illinois, Norti Uaiola p.nd Minnesota, as well as to the east- ern provinces of Canada and British Columhist. The peculiar qualities of the soil n'-d tbe climate that have made Western Caoacii'3 frair. .ill the world no doubt, have some- thing to do-with the excellence of tlu! potatoes grown here. The early sei- tiers yrho .grew' potatoes seventy-five I ago on the now 1 the magnificent buildings of the Pro- Tlncial Government the en-client qualities of their crop aiul I the heavy yields; ftnd so have thonc I who hare jsropn them' in the suv- ro.unding country, since in stead- ily increasing -quantities. "At' first only for- Joraestle nae vcrc then with the coming of the (1) The Farmer, Taltes Pride iii his Potato. Field.' fjv (2) hi an Alberta Potato Field. the best varietirs to srow. For a lonx lime .ilmost every fanner u .iliifcvent variety of potato, FO that whftn carloails.tverij required tbcy liad marie up nf'inixed lots. the .srow- a hundredfold. Ivilicriiucntr Hre slill nMnj corr dueled at Ihe University chiefly niil a fit finding ,thc heat condllioni potatoes sboulil ot'roWHo''' and In 1917 an .export UadOjBro It liar, been found, tl.at potatoes a loirtr [Tice titan'IT'S was exceedingly v.rl! adaplctl to po: Trio success of the potati) industry Importance olthe In tflto growing nnri reaclicrt in Central Alberta Is due In four that Tny su'ro ;