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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta NEWS PICTURES AT .HOME AND ABROAD i I Hundred PROMOTING PURE BRED CATTLE '.IP'V.; (1) A deputation of Whitehall Wai' Offioo girl clerks who have been demobilized visit Downing Street to state their grievances, the crowd looking on. (2) The Dublin Motor Drivers' strike serious that the city was practically -without motor traffic. Extra police patrolled the streets, and the military had to fetch their own patrol under armed guard. (3) Queen Maud of Norway and Prince Olaf, at the Norfolk Fox Hunt. ''They were ac- companied by ICing George and the Queen, Queen Alexandra, Prince Albert and Princess Mary, (4) Inoculation against; influenza has become almost as popular as vaccination against small- pox in England, (5) Viscount Grey's arrival home from Wash- ington, This is the first time he has been seen without his glasses for many years. vf he IU. Hon. Sir Dighton Probyn, Comp- troller to Queen Alexandra, has just celebrated his 87th birthday. (7) King George's signature to the Great Ger- man Peace Treaty, (8) Recent destruction to i'ockaway Beach, New York, by wind and sea, destroyed four hotels and thousands of other buildings, value estimated at The livestock mca of Alberta a novel-means of pro- moling their industry, and, incident- ly, of bringing to the notice of the people both within and without the province, the standing ol Alberta as a livestock country. Thirteen of the largest breeders have donated thirteen steers, most- ly purcbreds, to tho University Farm without any charge whatsoever. These steers represent the ereain of twenty-four of Alberta's leading herds, and constitute what Is thought to be the finest selection of its kind owned by any institution in Canada. During the past a number of grade steers had been bought from time to time by the University Farm for Judging purposes for tho students oi tbe College of Agriculture. Tho lies' of these were shown al the local live siock shows and later cold. It was next'lo Impossible, however to secure the clans of stock best suited lo this purpose with the funds available, as- It cufajled going to Iho Nirger breeders and paying lop prices for selected individuals, and In all probability the breeders would not care to dispose nf the animals of the age most suitable.. It felt that this work could be made more valuable, to tho province at large If Instead of using ordinary steers, animals of higher biCTlts could be hi uny case Ihe cost of tabor, feed and [lousing would be tho same. To Professor A. A. rjowcll, Chltf of the Department of Animal Hus- bandry, of the University of Alborld, came an inspiration whereby the University was able to gel tho re- quired animal.1; without paying a cent for them, yet giving their owners a good return. It appears that there arc a number of breeders In the province of Alberta who are not in a position to do their own fitting and showing. Consequently their herds suffer from a lack of advertlsemfnl. Prof. A. Dowcll evolved a plan by which the breeders In this position would gel their at the exhibitions, anil the University Farm Ihe desired class of animals. The plan mgnestti was that the breeders donalc file or calves of tbe three le.iciins licef herds, and the University would use them for judging purposes for two seasons, and exhibit them at tho International Stock Show Chicago. Practically nil of Iho Alberta Stock Bancli: Purebred Calves for Alberta sity Farm, breeders approached wero perfectly willing to assist in carrying out Ibis scheme, The plan was submitted to Iho Alberta Breeders Association nt their annual convention held at Cal- 2ary last May, and, receiving the enliro approval of the Association, IwenlT-four breeders offered the best calves of their herds, Immedlzte wero taken lo visit the various farms, mil niter three month- thirteen calves Tvers selected from llio Iwonly-four herds. Uradca were not debarred, but pure brcds were preferred. The big difficulty that Prof. Dowel! had In selecting thcso calves was uot getting the owners to consent to part with them, but rather In re- fusing animals from breeders who offered them. Many of the breeders tbe.ro Is In ________ The best two or three oi each breed will be exhibited at International Slouk Show at Chl> neit fall Ijy the University. The elections will be made by committee appointed by breed Association. All nf the steers will be shown Individually, and each will stand upon Its own merits. II the steers in this exhibit make a creditable showing In Chicago, It should proro an excellent advertise- ment for their as well for beef producers uot and farmers Kencriilly, not only in Alboru, but throughout Woitern Canada, On the other hand, it gives to thrf fitadtiUs of the Collego of Agri- culture, tho futuro breeders of the uuuitu uium. i-janj ui me IIKCUCIU, absolutely tho beat elasl actually urged tho University to send "vc lnr lhclr work.- a representative lo thalr farms, and 'hn ,'lvc breeders Who have take the best of any of their for the Uhlvcrallr What is most outstanding: about these excellent nnlmals.! these calves Is (heir nnlJormlli', I losc farlna the selections and also their age. At i. "rl) M follows: Short- preF.ent time moat ol ttiem arc from f, UHt1Can five to mcnths old, and with- out exception Ihty can all account Company, Two pure bred almrfliorn wori) added from the Ijnl- the anlincia aro oil exhlbitlcn at 5' Joon Wll- it, ,.j..t.i-.. __ .1 i riiiijjFflii J for per month. All of sire kept In Hd pink of condition and It Is the cxprenSlon of tnany of Ihe lending live slock men visit- Ing Hie Klablcs from lime lo lime that, collectively, they are the final Io( of Jtecrs of their by any oae concern In Canada today. (ha! flflucn. ;