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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE HERALD MAt COMMUNITY SYSTEM OF LAND SUB-DIVIS- ION FOR FARM SETTLEMENT IN CANADA II. B, Dunnington-Grubb, in the "Toronto Saturday PLAN. J CJMTKAb V1UA3B SWWNU Cmm K SCHE.WATTC JKOHTNO (Of argely rejponslble lor roost or pur roubles. The system has ftlreadjr to t3 credit tho North-West Rebellion; wilch was illrtclly Use-cable to (hin one cause. 'Wo cover trraugcd the countryside ou any ceornotrlcal >lan, %ud when wo [ollow neither Hla aws. 'nor our cnvu .convenience, we expect uothlug but failure. wo draw diagrams lo Illustrate our ueaulie, let us lollov Nature's linos already traced out tor us, It we hove eyes to see ttein when we draw our lilau. Let us put on the boullre our wooden ploughs, aut) equip ourselves with modem machinery. May 16 Jon ol the Husslau cabinet was re- garded here both as Increasing tho lower o[ tho radicals and also mak- for greater unity. It Is generally reH the Doming Into power of ,he radical, parly Is more 'Jo.MrsMe [nan a situation where Lho power was ItvEdcct between radicals nuu moder- ates with both practically powerless o net, Tho resignation of Foreign Minuter Milukoff Is regarded as Iho price dc- toaride'd by the radicals for their nc- Uve Co-operation with Iho govern- ment. MllukoK Incurred much en- mity he pledged Ilussla. ivllb- out consulting the radicals, not to make n separate peace. The next fivo weeks1 freedom from mllllary attack because of the spring ralris Is expected lo afford a breath- ing space lor the various elements (o come together Inlo fame sort of unity. One beautllul spring moralns. tires before tie war, I was cycling along a uajroir Kentish lane -when I iras suddenly slopped In amazement I had seen a man ploughing with a v-ooden plough. II was a huge affair of solid oat. It required lour poner- lul horses It mate 11 rip up the sur- face of the earth by lls sheer weight TFs laugh at people with fifteenth century plousLs. It seems Inexplic- able lo ns that in the absence of any irfiunenl In their favor and with every conceivable argument weighing against them, they should Jail to.be Influenced! snd yet how much of our The Baerillu, amusements and social lite of He town have got lo be made terccurse would be fostered, accessible to the fanner. City and rural amusements As far as-l can see, there are only would be encouraged in the Tillage. ways la which this can be done. (3) Dependent communities or (1) Either tha firmer must live in jamlets only 114 miles from parent a villace and be taken to and from his village. n every day, or I (4) Children go to school In groups t2) The farms must be so arrang-jof ten-houses each, ai to focus at some particular spot (5) city amenities, such as else- where fanning communities may be light, central heating, ivater sun- centred. Numerous examples ol and. drainage would be possible- first system are to ts tound up and i Only miles ot roadway re- nown the world, working with greater quired lo connect every house with or leas success, notflhly'ln Russia and I village, as against 2-1 miles on present Greece. The'second system will Im- own "ploughing is done "with wooden ploughs." Ons may carefully explain, for In- Fiance, lo a'man high tip circles lhat Uiefc Is no good reason, from the farmer's point of1 view, why farms should continue lo be laid onl In squares and" rectangles. One may go further.. une.roay prove lhat, from Uie point of vlew-oIiUie welfare o liotli rural and urban lire, there Is every possible reason -why' farms Fhould not continue to be laid out on the present system, but he keeps on ploughing. What was good enough for his grandfather is good enough (or him. Canada is lodav faced with two farm first, the selllement on land.o? a vast number of ex-soldiers second, the de- population ol the older settled parts ot our country: .The Is by no means new, as many organized efforts have been made at various limes to scttlD the newer parls of cnr country. The results which have al (12) Rural aesthetics, a higher standard of llvlug amla more beautl- lul surroundings. Although It Is liot claimed that this scheme would, in itsell, solve rural problems, I do consider it sufficient to show that our present method o: laying out the country Is, In Itself, FOHEST FIHES. Hlbblng, Minn., May Ilres are burning fiercely the Hihblng district. Warehouses and outbuildings v.-cra razed last night In the township ot French. DISMANTLED WIRELESS PLANT. Washington, May 15. Tho Costa wear and Save Money With leather pricts rtifl hifK, you nwy Kvertd pain ol attractive Fleet Foot Summer Shoes'tor what "one good piir of leather boots Fkct Foot h. b Rnplefe, tbm ne no? ri ind tporti men, vonxo tad cnildi o osa Rlcan govcromenl authorities linve wireless -station al Hcredia, which Is mans In lhat, country In ncelrlng iocaied-acd -o a powerful supposed (o have been used by Ger- Imporlanl messages. mediately- recommend itself to the most tho'uEhtftll HS being more adapt- able to the habits of Canadians. sub-dirision. (7) Scparale bousing (vccommoda- tiou for farm nelp. (S) Workshops for profitable The accompaEjins diasram seems (rade5 and. crafts to emplor comniun- alroosl seir-esplanatoTy. Eighty farms ]ty IQ winter .would bei more than ros- oi 60 acres each In groups ol len arp. shown distributed round a larger group ol 24 farms of acres each. farms'In both the smaller r.ni larger groups, being triangular in marketing, shape, are arranged to focus at a glv-i (n) co-ope eri point, where farm bouses would beljy machinery of Co-operation and labor-saving devices for elimination or farm chores. Ihej (io) Co-operative capital, buying, ,ve handling by cosl- ctenslve farming pp- DAYS SALE grouped. We thus find eight bamlels j erallons, liberating farmers tor inlen oE ten farm houses each distributed, sire culture. miles from a central village, in which H farmers, each on Ms own farm, would live in company wllh the non-farming community Inseparable from village lilt. The one great objection to sacu a systsmils the present law relating lo tho subdivision of .'arms in square" sec- Ucns i f 640 ecres. The great, fact which those 1 ed tn cgricullur.il development hive (o face is this: The j-i fsent syslenj i-I iLnd subdivision, I: Ih In city an I conn- try, is based, not on the needs list' _. __ __ I tended most of these past attempts [requirements or Hie users of (hat land. weii iiiiuSil to for detailed but i.n those of the real esUle (ol'bers remark. paper One can ecarcely pick np a finding some real es- tate igeat -for- "velcran Tanri certificates-" Tbe eecond prob- lem causes Lhe deepest concern In the mind's o( those lead us In thought and .who have at heart the best inter- the future happiness, prosperity, end welfare of t'ne nation. When I mfnUon Iwo problems I cpeak snperriclally, for below froand the root Is oae. Since earliest tlmea The n oE F sell an'j piolit by sale. la alsu irranged (or the and trars, cnt the np.2d of the farmers, cji whom depenl? {'ai prosperity of the country, has been minhc-r thought of. "Whcerer heard of triangular farms? Think of tha poor tanner trying to arrange his Eaye the official. Any farm chllil could answer that crlticlem. How tnanv farms are there lo be found In ______ _ ___ ____ ____ nan baa been a gregarious animal. Our 1 old Ontario where the areas suitable efforts to compel Mm to lire a life of for growing one crop are, or can be, Isolation can only rectangular? .Almost every farm pensatlng advantages, either real or Imaginary, are held out to him. Mis not so much the lack ot high vagea which makes men and women leave the farm, as the lack ot social ttfe 'and amusements. It la not so Tnuch the fear of hard work that makes the returned soldier hesitate about taking up a magnificent offer ol CO acres of northern bush with 10 of 11 cleared, as Ihe. prospect of a life of hopeless Isolation for himself, his Tdre and his children. For what la (his prospect held out to him? HaT- Ing no capital, he .will bnild a tern- porary shack wllb hto own bands, pending !hc arrival of the prosperity which he his been told lo eipect from Just round the corner. While clear- Ing sufficient addlllonal acreage to enable him to cultivate'enough land lo keep body end soul together, he will either have lo lire on what llttlo mon- ey he has saved or else enter the lum- 'camps, clearing his land In be- tween whiles. If his wife has nol burnt up'durins his absenco by tmah fires, ho will have his farm clear- ed ant! SO acres of Improved land with clear title. He will then fact) years of extreme privation and poverty, de plorable housing, and Isolation, In the hope-that his farm will, In the time, rise sufficiently In valuo to en- able'him lo aell'out and move .to the city, where his children will not be untold miles from school, a doc be within reach. And ret we nil back. In comfortable office- chairs anil surprised when gee In the pa per ittl the veterans do not want to (n Ap.lho land. We feel a blush o ifcirbe when ugly rumors about degra ttUca aa Iho {arm ire cut more or diagonally by ravines, woods, hills, unsuitable EOil or other obstacles. One dozen advantages or the scheme may be briefly enumerated as follows: COAL For Sale We can cuppCy a limited amount. or DOMESTIC COAL IN CARLOAD LOTS. WRITE OH PHONE Itock Springs Conl Brick Co., Ltd. JAB ER, ALT A, In meantime, Ihe soldier! con tlnne to arrive In Canada and farmers dAugfiters (o turn up In the city. No I.' propbet aiiieth In (he land (o lead Ih pwpte In (he (1me of their perplexity ire Cdnfemplate profound proaper R.EO, Don't be misled by Imitations Be sure it's a CREX Insist upon the salesman showing you the name C-R-E-X woven in the edge of ihe side binding it's (he1 hall-mark of satis- faction and value io grass rugs You can put CREX in erery room In the house and on the porch with eqqal effect, equal satisfaction, equd ECONOMY Aik your dsiler for t or lo UI dlrecl CREX CARPET COMPANY 212 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK -.ona.taeIc tact cpon which any l (ktlndon of tho problem will hara be.huof (o me to be this. on LADIES'SUITS COATS Values that will amaze Lethbridge 86 Ladies' Misses9 Spring Suits Balance of our'regular high grade stock.-Every garment an elegant new spring style. Made by the best Canad ian niaiiuactnrers. ;A yvitlc range ol popular new spring fabrics. Every new shade and style in.the lot. Every one silk lined, plain or pleated skirts and a touch of trimmings in accord- ance to fashion demands. Bear in mind only 86 suits and almost every one a dif fcrcnt style and size. All'going at less the original value. Act quick and save Our Suits for1 Our Suits for Our Suits for Our Suits for IS 1AD1ES' GOATS In shades. Also many blue ami black serges. All new this season. All sizes iti the lot... Regular to On Sale Closing-Out Ladies' Shoe Department The Famous Walkovers None, UeUcr nt Any Price. Our complete stock irf some 350 pairs low and high Walk- Over Shoes in tan ami black; also a few of Nubuck low shoes; also a few Siiede in grey and black. No reserve, any pair in the house at one price. We admit that Jhcy.are not the fincy kind but mostly all staple street shoes, hand sewn and guaran- teed materials. All and wi dths to stari on. Old prices to Act quick. YOUR.. CHOICE ROYAL STORE ;