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Hi 4 " T H B A jBE R-BiTa jAMfl R' V SATURDAY, JULYt i8,. 1,908. I
THE DESERET FARMER
H (THAT BIG FARM PAPER.)
1 Combined With "Rocky Mountain
m Established 1904.
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bbH Utah State Poultry Association.
H Utah Horticultural Society.
H Utah State Dairymen's Association.
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H Bear River Valley Farmers' Protcc .
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M J. H. Harper Business Mgr. '
M Salt Lake City, Utah, 4
H Saturday, July 18, 1908.
H The Dcserct Farmer was represent-
M cil pji .the Ncphi excursion bJh
H Editor, Assistant Editor and Mr.f
H Tobias of the circulation department.
H, Wc can't help having a sort of feci- j
H. ing that the Dcserct Farmer was no!
Hl small factor in the successful oxcur-G
l sion to Ncphi. It did some good ad-1
SSSBi r 1 , .
j Agricultural Utah holdis out her
Hi arms to workers, men who arc willing
H to come to her and make her grcac'
Hj by industry and make themselves
Hj great in the process.
H' Utah will some day 'be the home
bK of a million f armors; the oppOrtuui-
Hf tigs here arc equal to those of any of
H; tih'c inter-mountain states, and cer-
iB tainly'not to be compared with the
Hi o '
H Mr. Ben R. Eldrodge, the sucocss-
H ftvl Salt Lake County dairyman .wn
H always be counted upon to be thoro
H with a "boost" when it comes to ad-
H vanced methods in Utah agriculture.
H Of course he was at Ncphi.
The excursion to Ncphi was very
successful fromi every standpoint.
A large number of truth seekers were
in attendance, and the demonstrations
by,, Doctors Widtsoc and Ball and
Air. F. D. Farrell were .worth going
a long ways to sec and hear.
And now let' us Boost for Utah's
fscntqtivCj oft Utah's agricultural, min-,
cral and manufacturing wealth. Wc
hope the fonhcrs of Utah will .be
jencrous with their exhibitions "this
year. , , ' f..
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Hon. Gcojgc Austin, agricultural
suprcr injonden tforthcUtahSjiigat
Company, accompanied the excur-
sionists to Ncphi last week. Mr.
Austin brought out many salient
points regarding the value of con-
slant and propor cultivation during
" the demonstration.
f Mr. II. C. Hicks of the Provo En
1 quircr was an enthusiastic visitor to
'' the Arid' Farm at Ncphi Tlr, Hicks
has a keen appreciation of the im-.
porlancc of agriculture and horticul
ture in Utah, and his paper devotes
more space to these subjects than the
average, country -papcwwiItpiisoncofB
our best- ejech aj.ig.es., .
Mr. A. II , VQgelcr, manager of Salt
La.kc's largest seed house, vas a vis
itor to the Experimental farm and
dhy farms at Ncphi last ,wcok. ,- Mru
I Vogtlcris anxious. to keep, in touch
i with the crops being grown on our
U&ri$l Lands, and J.i was very (fayarafeJy
imrrcsscd with the showing made at
Ncphi. It is to just such men as Mr.
Vogclcr that Utah, in years to come,
will honor because of his desire for a
"Gnplcr Agricultural U,tah."
It was a genuine pleasure to hoar
the wordls of praise from Utah's far
mers for the President of our Agri
cultural College during the demon
stration on the dry farm at Ncphi.
Dr. Widtsoc's work as director and
his familiarity with arid farming made
it easy for him to assist as a demon
strator, nd this practical illustration
of the President's sympathies -elicited
words of warm praise. It is to be
regretted that so few agricultural col
lege prosidontfe have had this kind of
GOOD ROADS. j
Governor GiBctefs Address Beflorc 1
the California Good Road's As- 1
yiw wnimn-lnriiiiiaQciation - 1 I " 1"
I The question of good'roads for' over
82,500 years has been an .important
lone with the mot progressive nations.
Carthage, at one time the foremost
commercial people of the world,
knowing the advantages of good roads
in the development of a country's
resources, built many excellent high
ways, and to these highways, which
tenable its people to get their pro
ducts to the sea, was largely due its
prosperity and the important posi
ftion which it heftl. Rome, following
the example set by the Cartlraguuans
built many excellent highways, some
of which, being over 2,000 years old,
are in good condition today. In the
ancient times all roads led to Rome,
and it became the great city of the
world. Other European nations, ho
tably France, have Jong known the
value and importance of good roads
and have constructed them. Many
were built for military purposes, while
others were built to improve the in
terior of the state and to provide the
best mean ... transportation to those
living in the rural districts, who
brought their products to the great
icommcrcial and manufacturing ccn
gters. I The advantages of good roads to
France cannot be estimated. With
font them it would not today be hold
ling the position that it docs in the
great prosperity wvitli which it is
Good Roads t Agitation.
J For a number of years, the question
lof good roads bas been agitated in
cvery state in the union, anti'notlQn.g-
I or is argument needed to convinQeariy
Jjoncof their necessity. No one doubts
I the poti.cy of constructing the very
IrtSMlifchw-ays. The italionttl goveffl-s
mont, realizing the vast importance
of it, has established a bureau of high
ways, connected with the agricultural
department,- and has placed trained
mon therein to study the best meth
ods of road construction. These
trained and experienced mon are sont
all ovor the country to instruct the
pcopio how to build good roads and
to advise them of the best material to
be uaod in their locality. So 1 say
that the time for opnvinoing the- poo-
jlc'oftliciTcGeSsityf "gdbd' roads I
has passed; they are convinced. What I
I is-rilcedcd now is action and the pro-
j viding' of ways and means with which
I to carry on a proper system of good
road building. I know of no state
in the union that wouM derive great
er benefits from good highways, prop
crly constructed, than California; I
know of no state in the union where
a better system can be adopted than
here in our own state, "and I know of
no place that has greater need of such
.ways t'han?'biirS.' Wca'll agree that
'these highways should be built, and H
wc may reasonably differ as to the B
methods to be used in raising the
money for that" purpose. ;
State Highways Needed.
I have my own views on the sub
ject, yet I am willing to put them
aside for any plan which may be prov
en to be a better 011c, and am ready
to support any movement which w:ll .
give the state the best results. Wc
should have, in my opinion, a system j
of state highways running through j
our great valleys to Los Angeles and I
on to its neighboring cities and along
our coast from San Diego to the far
north. The system would connect,
with a splendid highway, all the inv-
portant counties and localities in our j
The question arises, how shall thii
system bo built, and at whose ex
pense? Shall the state build it, or
shall it be constructed by the sevcra'
counties through which it passes?
Shall the state be bonded to build it,
or shall it be built by direct taxation?
If the building is left to the coun
ftics, many obstacles and difficulties
fwill arise. Some counties can afford
kQ,Jjml.,aUiexs.,jnayficci; too poor.
Some may decide vo build, others may
decide not to. The road will not be
of uniform construction, and in places
might not bo prppcily maintained.
Therefore, thci'c is no assurance that
the road would ever be completed, or
that it would prove satisfactory when
.finished. And again, the road migh
Inot follow t,ho best p.nd most direc: 1
?routc, as the board of supervisors of I
each .county, through which it passes
may Jiave some reason In (placing it
1 Would Issue Bonds.
I bolievo that the best results can
."bo- dbteincd by having this system
built by the state through a comimis
jsian (Of 'highways.; ..I. would favor for