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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE -nKT^LVE the lethbridge dXiLY herald SATURDAY, MAY 25, 191.1 1 BIG JIM M'GREGOR (Specinl Corrpspondonco) i j,)] his life, ami at fifty-seven can walk Ottava, JJay 14.-nig Jim JfcGreBor! 'ho onilnury city mntt off hia feot.'llo !s a tower ot strength to tho Cuumin food board as director of rariii labour. IIo Iniows labor and lie knows fiirnis. Ho fnrms lo ditirn>m /i:imi!.000 noroa Ji paatnro lands. Mr rnna u chain ot !�rnig. just op !C lu> ^v^rc Woohvorth, ind was runnlnK � string of titoros. You can't foiM UIr .liiii when u is restloss and untiring. Big Campaign aincp bdcomlne Director ot Farm Lsbo\ir on the CTanndn Food Hoard, lie ban thrown the wnole woight ot his 27.1 pounds into the ct\mpalt;n lor groat'.T ncroaKo and more farm help, with notable present and prospective successful results. There wan a time when as he says he know every post- ionics to dlsciis.^lnf; (he lnnnvrt> of the J master In the throe western provinces, Kost from WlnnlpcR to the RoeUies. I but now he doesn't even know the :le kiiow.f. beenime lie/ts. j names of many ot the post otflceH. Then as to labour, at sixteen he 'eft , Hut be, himself, is known ot the .west >ls homo at .-Vmhiustburfr. Essex eoun-1 and the west has ralliotl around him ;y. very likely ran nN^yy from homo, in support of his greater production lu.l went to ('hlcaf;o, With Ills old ' campalKn, like the west always rtillles '.rrpot bag In lifs hand, he i;ot off the , around n man and a project that it ;rnin and walked stra'.Kht to the Nelihas taken to Its heart, ion .Morris Packinp llouse lo a job) What is the modern tendency of it the business end of a broom, lie was ; western fanninp. he was RskeiJ. *ere a yp.ir. In 1S7S he .worked fori "FarminK by light tractor machinery .weivo '..lonths in WinnipeK. j;oinB is taking the place ot farming by �.hence to Portape la I'rairie.tand later sn. when Hrandou was^a tent city, he loiuril (he couraf;eo\is crowd there. .^Iraadoii has been his home ever since, thoupli bis business interests have sept jiim In Alberla a pood deal of his lime, where he developed one ot the heavy machinery. That's the new phase. " he replied. "Tho Pord tractor and other makes ot light and easily managed tractors are displacing the heavy tractor. Tho latter cost a lot ot money, are e.xponslvo and troublesome with repairs, and require expert me- larpesi, i'rigation projects in Canada, i i-hanlclans to keep Ihsm going. ivliii a e.mal twenty niiles long, and i.iike McGregor, the second largest irtificlal lake in tho world. He has boon in touch with the labouring man FordNTractor "t asked my matt on one ot my farms how the FonJ tractor was working out. Ho said it was doing fine. I asked ARTHUR HAYR AGENT, LETHBftlDGE Ptc. BOX 275 PHONE B75 him if It caused him any tro!!.blo. lie said It hnd. "It had run out of gnao-line one day." Why, they keep the tractors going from daylight to dark, i-lgbt. nine and ten hours a stretch; and turn up eight acres ot land,a i!�y,.> Then the tractor is so coiupacf, a iiiftii can take it to bed with htm. 1 went into one of u\y barns anil asked wh6r� the Ford tractor was. and where do yoUjthink 1 found it-in a box stall; "..\ow we want the Oliver plough that goes with the Ford tractor,. It could have been bought for $98 .when We got llie tractors, but it costs IlliS now laid down in Winnipeg. One ot these days you will B,ee a plouRh manufacturer in >\"(nnlpog innkliife and iielling a plough like tho Oliver Jiiough lor j;is. 1 lielieve, if the demand in-cieas.".- ii> it seems likely It will." - This is a good time to tell the story him the Ford tractor idea started In Canada. Hig .Mm and some ot his fhrm-cr friends in Winnipeg were discussing the need of greater production in {'anadii in order that the allies might be fed. They were all farmers and knew actual conditions. TUey found fault with the heavy tractors beoads^ they were not within the reach ot the smaller farmers. They decided that a little iractor was tho absolutely necessary maciiine to spaed up prodnction. The result was that a report to this effect was sent to the. Hon. W. ,1. Hanna, then food controller. Out of that report gre\v the Ford tractor purchase by the Canada Food Board. As a result of the greater production and more farm help campaign, the acreage in Maultobh. Saskatchewan and Alberta in wheat, oafs, barley lias increased 11.00% in 191S over 1917, or by 2,6SS,513 acres. The tolal crop acreage in 1917 was 24,028,400; in 191S it is 26,687,412. Manitoba has increased its wheat acreage 9.92% or by 242,925 acres; its oat ;ivcrage by 4.2;?% or (!;!,4r>0 acres; its barley acreage by 5.54',"i or ;!9.223 acres. Saskatchewan has increased its .wheat acreage 15.54% or 1.284.662 acres, the biggest acreage increase in the three provinces; its oat acreage G.99% or by nSMO acres; its barley acreage by 4.529^, or by 21,339 acres. The three prairie provinces have increased their wheat aci-eage by 14.70Ti or by 2.010,567 acre?; Uitdr o;.t! acreage 5.48Cr sir charles has handed IT back Ottawa,: Kay 25.-The Journal-Prin Matat that it is informecl tAal att- ChMrlcs Fitzpatrlck ha*  handtd baek t% the Qovernment the y;*Utn of $8i�000'which he had drawn from the tfaaaury for expenie* ta attend sittings of the judicial committee of the privy council, but which sittings he did not attend. The money was returned, It is learned, on Thursday^ afternoon. tho trenchds ns if they were his own Hons, and he puts In the most st.V'u-nous days of his energetic career in doing his bit to see that they get c'lough to oat. -Wlllam llaniar Creenwood. GfiEAT HEROISM WINS THE Vie. IjOndon. May 23.-(via Reuter'a Ottawa Agency.)-How acts ot individual heroism took place ii^lhe line during the recent battle on tlie western front are told In the London Gazette, which announces the award ot seven Victoria Crosses, all of them to members ot roguliir regiments, one of tho recipients of which has bc�n killed and three others probably killed. Each story reveals repeated acts ot gallantry of the highest order. Repelled from Attacks Captain Thomas Pryco, ot tlie Grenadiers,' personally led u house to^ house attack on a village and personally killed soVen men. He repelled foui;^ enemy attacks, killing many Germans. Then the enemy brought up field guns and commenced knocking at the trenches, and gradually worked to witliin si-xty yards of Pryce and h^i little iiarty who still held out. Then the enemy brought up reiuforce-' ments. Prj-ce now had only seventeen Uielr Jiarley acreage 5.04^ or hy.S3,-1 ^^.JJ^ ^^.iZ^lJC^.^ ^1 o.U acres. \ l tmnatoil hi,* l.o .l,*D,.,�i.,o.l tl,�..� How do yon account for this great 'hr�nrt,^\vnTiL'^ .nH o^^^^^^ "'s'l '""^^^l � l�^>-o"et charge 'Wbt fn nf,? In ,^t,^^erT,,?, 1 ^^""^ '"^t seen in a fierce hand to Btruggle against overwhelming increase?" was asked Mr, "McGregor. "The the chiefly the increased acreage is due to tho high prices for wheat, oats and barley, and to the patriotism ot the farmers of the west. Let me tell you the farmers ot the west realize that the food situation in Europe is brave and, so far as they are concerned, they do not propose to see any of the Can-: adian boys In the trenches or the fIght-; lug forces ot tho allies beg bread; so : long as foodstuffs can be grown. Th6 I farmers of tho west are in this tight to hausted, but he was determined there should be no surrender. So he led odds. The otficiai account concludes-"With forty men he held the British line and thus greatly influenced the battle." Oaring Resistance Second Lieut. Buchan of the Argyles was isolated, but resisted all da.v, constantly exposing himself to terrible fire. Ultimately the enemy got close in and shouted to him to surrender. Buchan replied: "To Hell with sur- "nl.h.-^,! ��'�� �'�"�'� (the programme is to break new land.j J' ''}'- I ,UL b.broK.n .hi. ye.r. Tb,.-. wta.-a ,".!.';, "^irff'T!'"'^^^^ order to. Buchan-who was last seen holding out against great odds. "His gallantry, self-sacrifice and utter disregard for personal safety during the two days of the severest fight- Private Counter ot the Dorsets was 1 the small tractor will be of incalcul  i able assistance, for it easily displaces i six horses, and can be kept going all ; the time. X* only the Ford tractors but every other known make of trac- rai'-ways of the west you see carloads of tractors being delivered. There is no cannot in the west, you know; they just go and do it. "The small tractor is a great speed-er-up. The whole west is responding to its inspiration. "Then thet-e has been a large influ.x of farmers from the mid-! die western states, who have brought ' money with them, and also their farm equipment that has already proved Its worth on their United States farms. Th'ey are a stimulus to our own farnH \ ers. They are doing their share in breaking new land for the 1919 crop. "But after all the great problem of the west today is the harvesting and the threshing of the crop that will be grown on-the increased acreage. The crop wlU be there, I have not the shadow of a doubt. The success ot the alliedr arms on tho western front may ' depend upon Its complete harvesting ' and threshing. The grain must be saved vrlth a minimum of loss. To my mind the paramojnt duty of Canada will be to save that crop. Now is the time to discuss ways and means of getting the expected crop harvested and threshed. Man-Power "In a great measure it Is a question of man-power on the farms of the west. If tlio crop is to be saved, men must "be got to harvest It, and aid Jn threshing it. The enemy is the danger of los-; Ing tho crop after it Is grown. That enemy must he defeated. It can only be defeated by gotttng all the help needed on the farm. Most ot that help will rush to the farms at harvest time voluntarily, but It la doubtful If the volunteers will be enough to take care 1 of tho crop, h ".V have promised the farmers ot the west on behalf of tho government that It they grow tho. crop it will be har-vested and threshed In good condition, and that at a nilnlraunr ot loss. In order to do this all the labour ot Canada win have to ho organized la such � a way that sufficient men can be got i from othej Industries to harv'est the crop. Nothing elso matters. The most I Important thing in Canada today is I that there Is a crop growing and it I nitist be saved for overseas. I believe ; the people of Canada will see to ! that." j J. D. McGregor la one of the men I who put Western Canada on the map. ; Ho niadfi history In Chicago when for I two years In succession, 191S-1G, he I won the grand championship f^r tho � heat animal in the show at the Great International Show hold at Chicago, This meant that he had to compete against over 700 entries ot all breeds. As a cattle breeder, he has tauug up a m&tk that It Is bard to heat. But hIa cattle and bis tea farm* and everything-else he owns are Inslcnlt-Icaat In bis MtinjatioD besides the imperative'neceB�Uy ot'Cauada growing more foodstuffs, and taklne care ot them In order that the fighting and civilian populations ot the allied na-lions may be saved from .starvation, and victory come to allied arms. .Mm McQrogor. la a big man phyalc ally, and a hlK hearted man 'tempera-mentiilly. Ho looks ujjoii (be boii Ui CHINESE FROM CANADA IN FRANCE celebrating fheir New Yonr In Camp. It was a combination of New Year't and Labor Day, because, though members of Labor Battnl Ions, they labored not that day.-Copyright Canadian Official War Records Ptoto. � - . . with a company without cover on a shell-swept slope. It was necessary to discover the enemy's strength. Counter saw five runners after another killed in trying to get this information and yet he volunteered and got it. He got hack and thus enabled his j commander to organize a counter attack which regained the whole part won .by the enemy. Subsequently Counter carried back no f&wer than five messages under a heavy barrage to company hcudquart-ers. , These stories are typical. VISITED SENATE Washington, May 25.-Prince Arthur of Connaught today visited the senate where he was received by Vice-Pros-id^nt Marshall and introduced to various members. He Is a member ot the house of lords and for that reason was accorded the privileges ot the floor. � ? > ? ? : : > �> * ; : <� < :. FRENCH REPULSE RAIDS Paris, Jlay 25, - French troops last night repulsed two German raids south ot Hangard Wood and in tho Vosgcs, the French War Office announced today. French detachments penetrated the Gemmn lines west of Noyou and returned with a number ot German, prisoners. COL, R, H, LABATT, member ot the Canadian Pehslona Board, who haa t�ul�rcd his resignation In consc-ausece crttidsui Ui Iwllauicnt. ATTENTION! Sick Women. To do your duty during these trying times your health should be your first consideration. These two women tell how they found health. Hellam, Pa.-"I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vtg. etable Compotmd for femalo troubles and ti displacement. I felt all nm down and was very wc.-ik. I had been treated by a pliysician without results, ao decided to give Lydia E. Pinkham's Vcgotablo.Compound ft trial, and felt bettor right away. I !im keeping house Bince last April and doing all my honscwork, where hofore I was unable to do any \york. Lydia E. 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