Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD Volume V. Alberta. Monday. October 21, I JUS 70 the Delegates and Visitors to the International Dry Farming Congress Prime Minister of Canada NOT only the great Province of Alberta but the entire Dominion of Canada is to be congrat- ulated upon the selection of a Canadian city for the approaching session of the Internat- ional Dry Farming Congress. We are learning to realize in this" Dominion the enormous value of practical education to the farmer in the best methods of Agriculture. In several of our Prov- inces that education is being afforded by practical demonstration on the farm. There are large tracts of splendid land in the Western Provinces to which the advanced methods cf dry farming, can be applied with the greatest possible advan- tage and I do not doubt with excellent results. On behalf of the Government of Canada I send to the members of the Congress our heartiest greeting and our warmest welcome. We earnest- ly hope that their deliberations may be attended with every succes. and may hzve results' com- mensurate with the importance of the great work in are engaged. t Chairman Board of Control AS Chairman of the Canadian Board of Control of the Seventh International Dry-Farming Congress extend to you a cordial greeting and hearty welcome, in which I am sure all citizens of the City of Lethbridge and the Province of Alberta gladly join me. Lethbridge Is a progressive western Canadian City of which every one of us fee! prcud. We want you while with us to inspect our resources and investigate the opportunities afforded by Southern Alberta, as well as the entire Western Canada, and we invite you to witness the great achievements in the lines of agricultural devel- opment, coal mining, dry-land farming, irrigation and home building. You meet here as a great body cf agriculturists if you to benefit your- self and your neighbor through the interchange of ideas, to advance the economic conditions, to increase the production of the soil, and to bring greater prosperity and a larger measure of happi- ness to the wife and helpmate and the hoys and girls in rural communities. The work of this great Congress has been along the broadest lines, nnd its future must bn marked by practical and united effort of tliosn rrai imsriritih men and women who are devoting their lives to agriculture throughout the world Lieut-Governor of Alberta ON BEHALF of the people of Alberta, I wish to extend a hearty greeting to the delegates who meet at Lethbridge to consider the application, of the most improved methods known in science of agriculture. I am sure that the results of your delib- erations will be beneficial to our people as a whole as well to those who may be in districts where dry-farming methods are a nec- essity and trust that your meeting-in this province may be as interest- ing and instructive'as those been.held in the neighboring states of the great republic to Secretary-Treasurer International Dry Farming Congress MEVER in the history of The International Dry-Farming Congress has there been so much general interest manifest throughout the United States and Canada as has been evidenced upon every side during the preliminary arrangements for this, the Seventh Ses- siion of this international organization. The people of western Canada, represented by the Canadian Board of Control, have expended a vast amount of energy in planning for snd exploiting the congress and exposition. This h.is been done un- selfishly in the belief that upon the growth and success of the general propaganda of dry-farming depended the local success of the congress which is now about to convene in Lethbridge. The Canadians are naturally proud of Cansda, the western Canadians particularly proud cf the western -provinces, the province of Alberta especially believes in Alberta, and the people of Lethbridge are a unit in the belief that Lethbridge is a city worthy of the convention which has been asked; to meet within its limits. And yet I am satisfied from my contact with The Csnadian Board of Control that every move that has been mado by the board during the year Just closing is by a desire for the estab- lishment of perfect fellowship with the world at large, and the devel- opment of the large interests of the congress have predominated in cf the- coiir.cils. Speaking for the ittternaitonai officers, 1 wish to express appreciation of the splendid spirit that has been manifest throughout all Canada since this congress became the guest of tho people of this country, a spirit that has made possible the develop- ment of the International Dr> -Farming Congress into a strength never before exerienced i the histor of an ei I ment of the International Dr> -Farming Congress into a strength never efore experienced in the history of any American agricultural society. I am sure that this appreciation is felt in the hearts of all of the orkers, both members of the Board of Governors, and of the Inter- ational Executive Comtnitlee. Premier of Alberta T is gratifying that the International Dry Farm- ing Congress has selected the enterprising city of Lethbridge for its seventh annual assembly, and it is with sentiments of the liveliest pleas- ure that 1 welcome the delegates and members of this Congress in the name of the Province of 'Alberta. The tillage-of the soil is the oldest, moat un- iversal and most important industry of mankind. In the rush of modern industrial; development men have been Inclined to -forget this': fact and it Is well -that such" has been initiated to. advance agricultural-Interests Since its inception at Colorado, in -190T the Congress has done admlrable'-work in awaken- ing States end individuals to the possibilities of reclaiming land once thought barren as well as increasing the' production of the average farm. it is realizing the best hopes of its founders, As each year sees in Alberta a growing ap- preciation of the benefits of dry-farming and inten- sive farming, this Congress is an event of particu- lar interest to the Province. Its officers, dele- gates and members are heartily welcomed, and its debates will be followed with interest. Mayor of Lethbridge behalf of the Citizens of Lethbridge. the II H Mayor and Council welcome you to city. In coming to Lethbridge to participate in the seventh session of the Dry Farming Con- gress, you attend the first' session of the organi- zation ever held outside the United States. We welcome you to Canada, and especially to Leth- bridge, which hns been the headquarters for the Congress for the psst year. It is with pardonable pride Chat we point out the various improvements which our rapid de- velopment, since Lethbridge became a city in 1905, has necessitated. We desire to draw your attention to the broad fields and rich coal mines of the large district of which Lelhbridpe is the natural centre. We earnestly hope that your stay amongst us will be a plcasnnt one, ?nd that you will carry away nothing but the kindliest recollections of the metropolis of Sunny Southern Alberta, which has ridcd in MO small wny in making the work of the Dry-Farming Congress a lasting and a lieneficial one.