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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 19, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1017 FARMERS, SPEND YOUR SURPLUS CASH ON YOUR OWN FARM HOMES THE ONLY CLASS OF STOCK. THAT FARMERS SHOULD BUY IS LIVE STOCK tGrnin Growers' Guide! Kditov. Guide:-In tlio discussion on the iloor of the house re duty lisl'.t tnietor engines. Sii \grlculture Is a nation's first line 6t defence. When tha enemy tins broken on Die iloor of the house re duty on � n�"fl whilst' it nmv not: who will not patronize local store* lot live stock growi lisl.t tractor engines. Sir i noma* ; � � encounter it does'ha> v. except when compelled, but the me-- manufacture and t White, minister of nnniu-e. i� queted ^ �l" � ^K ^Kscuences. ,�-r- i chant, claim that these are the very j ies able to withsta us sayinc. 'It you confine the mattu - m thpU. (hmi theil)m?s ,vho aris nlost ,aott,g about I barding. Thoy nre\ to light tractor* It miplit he more fav- (,. , of ,f lwMnK nl0re! their produce. Now to me that docs stand this enemy i orably considered. An eastern mem-: � produced tlnn the "fooling! not seem fair. What do you think? 1organization, disc her also took the stand thai no special demand had been made by the. farmers for the abolition of this duty. Now he is perfectly right in that statement to this extent, that in the demand of the organized farmers for free importation of machinery and implements, no one lino has been specially mentioned. To my mind this matter is of such importance that the farmers should make a strong appeal for the removal of the duty on smill tractor engines on the following grounds: With the small tractors one man can do the work of three men in some cases, and of two men in overhead expense cost of plowing 50 per cent., of seed-. 1,01 ing SO per cent., of cutting the grain 2". per cent., and of threshing 50 per (U. D. nanus in the Grain Growers', they get, mid one grain buyer once Guide), I told mo of receiving instructions to One of the most deplorable things | do something which amounted to robin our prairie life is the spirit of sus-jbiiig the farmer. That man did not picion and antagonism too often found 1 obey the order, but doubtless many of prevailing between the town dWelleiN ] his collcngi:es did. Is not all this a and the farmers. No ancient tend of' great pity? Is it really benetUtiiiR luwn and gown in the old Kliglish j either side? Then take the local, _ universities is more deeply rooted than ; stores in towns. There are farmers through that first lino arc the ciivali*? mid whilst it may not' who will not patronize local stores lot live stock growers, Mi.i artillery, of when compelled, but the me". [ manufacture and the navy of fisher- ithstand the heavy boim-.tltilte able to with-for they havo good discipline and team work. But. when that great infantry line of agricultural producors is wiped out. the other lines of defence are weakened from lack of supplies and market. c . The farmer's brigade has some Very, good officers, probably as goon1 as any in other lines, hut. they cannot train-their rank and file In such a manner that they can' withstand the bombarding of that over' persistent enemy that is after their produce. Tlio truth is, as history proves, this first line always takes the defensive �and never offensive.. This means continuous loss and no gain. Whether they a fighting disease, insects, pests,, birds, land sharks or commission men it is always on tho defensive. Obsor- 1 itself, it v.-ould still be a genuine evil, i Why should two sets of people, each ! estimable in its ways, come to dis-! like and distrust each other? And.) moreover, whether they care to ack- . , . . . . , should he accepted -� preference ,0 kind of affair, it yet is a real prob- ii,. s~itpiieM of men who have not � lem- !� inat wa-v we fha" ll:ne t0 re' t had 'the practical experience of work-. cognize faults on both sides. In years the writer^s a merchant^ or^that in j well organized and are so closely re in5 small tractors. I have spoken to : Rone by ' -------.......-.........-................- - ......-........ -----J a large number of them along the above lines. Every small tractor plac it was the fashion in certain: some way he has a brief for the mer-1 iated to the infantry of producers superior" quarters to deride the chants. That certainly is not the j from tne SOji tnat tn"ey are nctuually farmer. The term "hayseed" was case. I know the other side and if I becoming an enemy to the latter^ (Grain Growers" Guide.) U is a pretty woll demonstrated fact that no district In Weatorn Con-oda Is Immune from hall. Whatovor doubt there waB about that was rather, woll dispelled by last year's cx,-periencc. The lino Insurance companies operating in Saskatchewan Inst year lost nearly 11,000,000 over nnil above tho premiums rccolved, whllo the premiums of tho llnil In-Burauco Commission foil very far short of tho tremendous losses sustained. Alberta fared bettor, but there, too the lino compaulas lost about $150,000 and the Hail CommiSr Blon a very largci sum. Indeed very few companies mndo any money. No one dreamed of such hnil lossus. They wore unprecedented. No farmer can really nfford to take the risk of doing without hall Insurance this year. With seed wheat that cost $2.50 u bushel, oats 70 cents and barley over $1.0oe�aUthawork-aUtha tlui*. PUnH mart arm p�r d�y-optw II* form*, drop* tha mi, any ilia, any tflbtaoc^ mirfca tha next row- U Ja on* operation. 62,000 now la um. fUotlfc* AipinuxtS tray. !:�'-Cnltin. ri�it�tf. Spnrtn, Diggers, fiortcr*. Aiplnwall Ctnadlaa Co. Ltd. Dipt. Cualpli, Ontwia Worlds Mdtnl onA Tsirgist SOLD BY E. A. Shnrman Company 1217 Second Avenue South Lethbridge Phones: Office 1173 Res. 530 r BIG CLOSING OUT Auction Sale A( THE MeVAY FARM, BARONS, ALTA. SECTION 11-12-22, W.