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! I U THE DESERET FARMER Saturday, july m, 1908. 1 I f HORTICULTURE H A UTAH BOY IN COLORADO. B Wc arc in receipt of a letter from H one of our old friends, who is now in B Colorado. The letter is interesting, B giving as it docs, the view point of M one of our Utah boys. ITc says: B B "As you know the possibilities of B fruit culture, and especially the profits B of growing the Elbcrta peach, is B more fully appreciated here by far B than it is in Utah. I. regret to have B to say it too, that the farmers o B Colorado arc- much better organized, B and therefore have more up-to-date B methods than have the farmers of B Utah. While there arc many indivi- B dual farmers in Utah who arc abreast B of the times, yet the fruit growers B of Grand valley can show us many B practical results from our co-opera- B tive theories. For instance, on the B question of frost fighting, hardly a B fruit farmer in this valley can be B found that docs not have a telephone, B and when the weather bureau at B Grand Junction predicts a frost, every B phone in the valley is at once con- B ncctcd, and a general frost alatm is B given. The fruit growers at once get B busy preparing the smudge material B that by the smoke blanket thus B caused, the temperature may be kept B from falling lower, but when the thcr- H momctcr begins to approach danger- B ously near the freezing point, distress H alarms arc given, every whistle in the H whole valley shrieks its warning, and H every bell citings out its urgent call H for help. Such a din is made that no H one can sleep; bon fires arc lighted, H and everything available is made to H smoulder. Those, who like the vir- H gins of old have oil in their lamps H (orchard heaters), apply the torch H and soon a rising temperature is not- H iceablc. When the temperature goco H below 25 degrees F., only those, who H arc prepared to heat their orchards, H can hope for any crop at all. H That these mothods arc effective is H very evident to the most casual ob- H server. I could present tables and H statistics on this matter, but I am H H quite sure that it would be useless. , H Here at Palisade, situated for all H the world, like the farms at the H mouth of Provo Oanyon, the ther- H momoter did not get below 33 tlc- H greo$a during the night of the hardest val"uc of orchard lands very material ly in this vicinity. For instance, three and one-half acres belonging to Mr. Wm. Price, located right in the mouth of the canyon, for which Mr. Price last year paid $4900, recently f sold for $6250. Interesting, in con nection with this, however, is the fact that last year he sold $4279.36 worth of fruit and he stiU has 537 boxes of apples in cold storage. I had the privilege of examining his accounts with the Fruit Growers As sociation in proof of the above state ment. It rccms very strange that in Utah fluids that arc just as good as these, can be bought for the tithing of their value. In conclusion I want to say that the more I travel, the more I study, the more openings I see for young men along agricultural lines. The life of productive activity is to be desired above all others." o . NEED OF COMPETENT OR CHARDISTS. A prominent fruit grower of tlus state recently called our attention to the great need of competent foremen for large orchards. This nuan toTd us that he would gladly pay $1200 a year and furnish house and garden to the right kind of a man to take charge of an orchard of 100 acres, and in ad dition would allow him of course the amount of money to pay for the nec essary number of assistants. For a positio'h of this kind it is essential that the man should be honest and industrious, and in addition have the necessary knowledge of horticulture. There arc thousands of men in this state today who may have one or two of these qualities, but who fail to com bine all! three of them. Hundreds of our farm boys, honest and industrious, arc flocking to the cities and securing positions on street cars, or as sales men or bookkeepers, and wc can safely say that these boys will never Qwn a home of their own as long as they hold to these positions, ' these same boys would add to the qualifi cations that they already possess, that nf honesty and industry, the 'knowledge of horticulture, it would not be ten years until they would be independent and comfortable for life that gives this training, and it seems a pity that these positions should go begging, when wc have the iboys, wc have the institution properly -equipped and manned, and it seems that the only thing lacking is that they should iconic to gcthcr in some way. TI1I3 business is growing in this state. During the past week a caller at this office, a man of some means, from Wisconsin, came in to tell us that he proposed investing in fruit lands in Utah county. He wants a man, a man who has been trained, to take care of his orchard, and who is hon est, sober, and industrious. Young men of Utah, look to the future, and it will require no strain ing of eyes to sec the independence of life for those who choose a career that will keep them in close touch with nature. TWO TO ONE. Late one afternoon a newly-made doctor dashed into the room of his legal friend, exclaiming: "Great luck, old maul Congratulate mcl Got a patient at lastl On my way to see him nowl" Whereupon the legal, light-to-bc slapped his friend on the backt saying: "Delighted, old chap,!" Then after a S slight pause, he added, with a sly M grin; "Sal, let mc go with you! Per- haps he hasn't made his will I" B Ladies' Home Journal. ; "Cheapest Ever" Berry Cups and Fruit Box Material at Chas. F. Grout ! 352 24-TH ST., ODGEN i M. CHRISTOPHERSON, Mgr. SALT LAKE NURSERY GO. LARGE STOCK OF WINTER, APPLES BUDDED FROM j BEARING TREES AND TRUE TO NAME. Stat Road, bt nth and zath to.' Salt Lake City, Utah, PARK AND LANDSCAPE GARDENING. GROWER AND IMPORTESKS OF CHOICE NURSERY ITOCK5 "Efficiency" as applied to an automobile, means that ability in a car which enables it to go and come when and where you want it. It means speed, economy, en durance, hill climbing, and roadability those things the "Tourist" won in a string of forty-two brilliant j victories out of forty-five entries. Buy die car that has proved its worth by winning all manner of tests in competition with all yJ types of cars. These jf yy-' ' contests prove con- 4t&0iL- clusively the superior-1 ' t & ity of the "Tourist' LLfZt the "Pacific Coast Car" over all others. They prove positively that no car other than one built here with the sole idea of meeting Coast road and climatic conditions could have made the wonderful " Tourist" record. There are several models of Tourist Cars to meet the varjous models of pocketbooks. There are several styles of 2-cylinder and 4-cylinder cars from which to choose. Better buy a Tourist than wish you had. J. S. BRANSFORD Mo2$ Jsw NORTHERN BRANCHi SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. 549 GoHen C.te Avenue, San Fr-ncuc f ; ; ; " : "