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4 " ,- THE DESERET FARM.ER . .. Saturday, july . 1 1 , jjjL
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THE DESERET FARMER
H (THAT BIG FARM PAPER.)
H Combined With "Rocky Mountain
H Established 1904.
B Official Organ of the
m Utah State Poultry Association.
H Utah Horticultural Society,
fl Utah State Dairymen's Association.
M Utah State Bee Keepers' Association.
B Bear River Valley Farmers Protec-
H tive and Commercial Association.
B Utah Arid Farming Association.
H Issued every Saturday by the Dcs-
B eret Farmer Pub. Co.. Salt Lake Sc-
M curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
M City, Utah.
H Entered as second class matter Dec.
M 27, 1905, at the Postofticc at Salt
1 Lake City, Utah.
H All communications, whether rclat-
H ing to subscriptions, advertising or
H containing matter for publication
M should be addressed to "The Dc.scrct
M Farmer," Salt Lake Security & Trust
M Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.
m fubscription price $1.00 per year
H (Strictly in Advance.)
H Advertising rates made known upon
H application. The right is reserved to
H reject questionable advertising.
H All remittances should be made to
H "The Dcscret Farmer," Salt Lake Se-
M curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
1 City, Utah.
H Lwi A. McrrlU Editor
H' P. G. Peterson A-t Editor
i J. H. Harper Business Mgr.
H Salt Lake City, Utah,
H Saturday, July 11, 1908.
B It is to be Utah's banner fruit year.
H The "dry" farmers" outlook is no less
m The Agricultural College Summer
H School has just closed its five week's
H session. The attendance this year was
M ovee 100, the highest in the history
m of the institution. The College is
H rapidly getting in a position that will
B place it in the front rank with the.
B very best institutions of its kind in
H this country.
H Hoard's Dairyman is inclined to be
H sarcastic about the philanthropy of
H centralized creamery plants. The ccn-
H tralizcd concerns in the East arc
H : fighting for the preservation of ccr-
H tain favors from the railways which
H I operate greatly to their advantage as
H I against local creancries. The Dniry-
H men correctly suys: "Let the ccn-
H trjilizcns get along as best they can
H without 'favors' from any source. If
H m a fair race the local creamery can
H not compete with the product of the
H city creamery it cannot expect to cn-
The ttfig excursion to the Nephi Ex
pcnmcntal farm took" place too late
in the week for mention in this issue.
IS THE "DESERET FARMER" A
Dear Editor: I am getting orders
from' three .states through -my ad in
your paper more orders than I can
fill J'vc sold all I can spare. You'll
have to cut it out a little while and
give me time to grow some. ' ,
J F. R, LYMAN, Ortk Gityr'Ufah.
?! L. H. PAMMEL.
Dr. LJi Fanimcl, professor o.f hot
any at the Iowa Agricultural College
is in Utah with sonic of his students
annual botanizing tour. The doctor
is recognized as America's greatest
botanist, eminently qualified to car
ry on the work of Gray, Coulter and
other leading lights of the plane
world. While in Salt Lake Dr. Pam
mcl called at this office and renewca
the acquaintance of ten years ago
when the writer was a student in
Iowa's famous Agricultural College.
We also had the pleasure of showing
him City Creek Canyon which he
found full of interest from the botani- .
cal standpoint. He is a great ad
mirer of the Western wheat grass
Vas a drouth resistant and wants to
sec it tried on our arid lands. The
doctor, is at present in Logan, the
gucst of Dr. Ball of the-Experiment
X Station; .
I THE OPPORTUNITY.
On another page of this issue is
found the advertisement of Utah's
great industrial schooi the State Ag
ricultural College. This calls our at
tention to the great opportunities be
fore the young men who qualify them
selves for life's battle in that institu
tion. Recently our attention was
called to the great number of western
young men who arc now occupying
positions of responsibility and trust
in the various bureaus of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
and by the way, our own institution
is particularly well represented there.
We are also told that the Department
of Agriculture is unable to taKe up all
of the problems for study that they ,
would' like to simply because they"
have, .'not" how and arc unable to se
cure the men with the necessary
This paper has emphasized, a num
ber of times, the great demand for
nIGii ''trained in scientific agfieWurc.
In the work of the Agricultural Col
lege, the Experiment Station, the Ag
ricultural High Schools, the Depart
mcnt:of Agriculture and in the man
agement of fanning enterprises, there
arc. unlimited opportunities for the
young man who has the right kindjaf
grit and who is properly trained. We
want to say to the young men of
Utah that an agricultural education at
our Agricultural College will qualify
tfacin for good openings at icasonablc
It must not be thought, however,
that the- work of the College is only
to prepare experts. The greater duty
lies in the proper preparation of the
young men who arc to be the farm
owners and soil tillers of the future.
To learn enough of nature's mysteries
to give them the mastery should be
the ambition of every young man who
expects to till the soil, and in this
work .the College is performing its
greatest mission. The farm boys of
Utah will make no mistake in decid
ing next September to go to our Ag
' ricultural College and obtain an cdu
( cation that will make life moic pleas
ant and profitable for them.
gTooclc County is little known as an
agricultural county by the people of
the state. As a matter of fact it is
vcry'dbubtful if the people 'oT life'
county themselves realize in an,y
great measure their agricultural pos
sibilitics. We were out there last
aweck, after an absence of about four
Sycars. A't that time wc assisted in
.establishing an experimental arid farm
' which wc thought at the time was go-
ing to do wonders in reclaiming .'
Tooele's dwert lands. That it has
not done so is in no way the fault of
the farm, as wc, arc given to under
stand by the foreman, Mr. Frazer, and '
from the records that the experiments
have been in every way successful. 'J
The fault lies in the people who have
failed to profit by the work of the
farm. The farm at this time is in
splendid shape, gives promise of a
good yield, but it is not leading the
farmers of Tooele County into better
methods. "Many of the dry farmers
there still plow about once in three
years and secure two volunteer crops.
It is a reflection upon Tooele and wc
arc hopeful that in the near future
there will be an awakening and with
it will come a realization of the great
agricultural opportunities of Tooele
County not only along the lines of
dry farming, but in horticulture as
, The Governor of CaflJfornia has
gone on record in favor of the good S
roads movement. At a meeting of
the Good Roads Association, held I
at Snnta Cruz recently, the Govcr-
. nor of the state pledged his aid to the
good roads movement, and announc
ed that he would present a special
message to the Legislature rccom
" mending the enactment of a good
'Wc ore glad to note that the Gov-
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