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4 " ,- THE DESERET FARM.ER . .. Saturday, july . 1 1 , jjjL
H r ' -iu ' " hiB8Kh- .J- ' - " " THE DESERET FARMER H (THAT BIG FARM PAPER.) H Combined With "Rocky Mountain H Farming." 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 Hk encouraging. - 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- ! dure." 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 GOOD ADVERTISING ' MEDIUM? 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. yj ?! 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 training. 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 compensation. 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. , TOOELE COUNTY. 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 i ' sibilitics. We were out there last aweck, after an absence of about four Sycars. A't that time wc assisted in w .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 well. GOOD ROADS. J , 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 rpads law. 'Wc ore glad to note that the Gov- 'PERFECTION' Knife Sharpener f(WITH GRINDSTONE) SUPPORTS WEIGHT OF MOWER KNIFE, OF - t ANY LENGTH, . TO GRIND 'j EVERY SECTION. WIT" FOR '. :x , CIRv. LARS ' f SHOWING , ' DIFFERENT , ' . .- POSITIONS. ' Write for prices and order a sample. DESERET IMPLEMENT CO. OGDEN - - UTAH !