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Deseret farmer. (Provo, Utah) 1904-1912, July 18, 1908, Image 3

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Saturday, July i8t 1908, t H J5 D S B & JtfT' F Ait M li ft j 3 I
The best twine
of thin and thick
goes farther per
pound than any
. other make
George T. Pettit.
In order to do effective work a cul
tivator shovel must be made of steel
that is adapted to the kind of soil 111
which it is to be used and must have
the proper shape. In many soils such
as the sandy formation, cheap crucible
steel or even cast iron shovels will
scour and do satisfactory work, al
though it is questionable whether it
ever pays to use cast shovels as they
cannot be kept sharp and in condi
tion for the focst work by drawing on
an anvil as can the steel ones. There
arc other soils, such as wc have hcr., .
in which only a high grade of soft
center steel thoroughly hardened and
polished can be used. Such shovel
will cost about three timics as much
as those made of crucible steel, but
where there is any difficulty in get
ting the latter to scour, it will pay to
I buy and use the hardened ones, as
they insure better work and greater
satisfaction. 1
Were it not for the layer of soft I
steel in these shovels they would I
IWe are sole agents in Utah, Idaho
and parts of Nevada and Wyoming,
harvesting machinery
The great "O. K." line. A full
assortment of Repairs at Salt Lake I
and at our many branch houses. I
You should always buy the best. I
The McCormick is the best. I
IJ)ii(gl!jjaia Lfo
GEO. T. ODELL, Gcn'L Mgr.
break almost like glass. A good many
men have lost crucible shovels by at
tempting to have them tempered no
they would work in difficult soil.
They can be hardened all right, but I
arc almost certain to break in use. I
While it will hardly pay to have the I
cheap crucible shovels rcpointcd, the !
more expensive soft ones should al
ways be pointed before they arc en
tirely worn out. If this is properly
done before the shovel Is worn too
thin, the pointed shovel will wear
longer andl work as well or better than
a new one. The old method of point
ing kft the sides of the shovel so that
trash was apt to catch and hang
around it instead of passing upward
and off thus spoiling its good work
ing qualities.
The newer and better method re
sembles a V-shaped point after being
properly welded and drawn. Thij
point when put on by a smith who
possesses sufficient skill to do it right
gives a rounding edge and the shovel
will clear itself of trash almost -anywhere.
The point being welded on
the back gives plenty of metal to
draw on when sharpening. These
r points are now kept in stock by most
western supply houses. They are
made in three sizes fo Lie different
widths fromi 3 to six inches. It
costs about $2.50 to have a set of
shovels pointed in this way and thor
oughly tempered and polished. Al
though somewhat expensive, the
pointed shovels are so satisfactory
that most farmers have it done when
the shovels become worn tso they no
longer work right. r, , . t
MWM M ! !!! Illlfcfciiart WW
Quite a number of flnc-hrtrSe five
loolh cultivators arc uscctf for worWing
gardens and truck patches and some
times for going through corn after it
is too large for a two-horse imple
ment. These little cultivators come
fitted witli double point, rounding
crucible shovels that arc neither the
right shape nor tempered Jto scour in
mssSKBp -
difficult ground unless it is extremely
dry. In the past two or three years
some have discarded these cheap
shovels and had the smith make flat
single point shovels from soft center
,dow steel, forming them like the reg
ulation shovels used on a two-horse
cultivator, but much smaller, usually
about 2j4 inches wide. These work
to perfection. The curve of a new
shovel usually forms an arc of an al
most perfect circle, but it has been I
found! by actual experience that this I
form docs not penetrate and shed the I
dirt as well as when the lower half
of the shovel is made somewhat
straightcr than the upper half.
John F. Moore, manager of the
Grand Junction Fruit Grow 1' As
sociation, recently issued a letter to
his growiers, concerning the prospec
tive markets for western fruit. There
arc parts of this letter which will be
of interest to our Utah Growers. Mr.
Mr is perhaps one of the best
posted fruit men in the West, and
certainly has made a. record in getting
results for the growers in Western
Part of the letter follows:
f , "Hang ' t returned from anx
"'" - - --
tcifslvc trip through the east made fcj
jflic purpose oT investigating crnp and l
market conditions and interviewing H
representatives, 1 am in position to H
give our growers some interesting in- H
formation. . r- H
The prospect for a crop' $r fruit
this year in every fruit producing so H
tion is excellent, and in my opinion H
there will be more fruit marketed this H
year than has been for a number of M
years past. M
On account of these conditions wc
arc certain that prices for our fruit M
wro I
I Vrr 1 I
arc going to be only fair, there is no M
use in our growers anticipating any
such prices as were realized last year fl
for fruit for they will be tow in com- M
parison. M
Now, as the markets will all be M
flooded with common fruit and know- fl
ing that large, fancy stock only will M
be in demand at reasonable prices, 1 M
want you to realize the great ncccs- M
sity for thinning, and it is time now fl
(hat the thinning was being done. fl
Thin yoyr fruit well, grow big fruit, fl
grade and pack it as wc dictate, and M
we can assure you that returns wih M
be satisfactory." J. E. T. M
The farmer who will provide him-
self with five or six good milch cow?, M
cows that will even yield six dollars M
worth of 'butter fat per month, will fl
have kid the foundation of fortune. M
His cows will yield a living, while his
poultry and pigs can be depended on H
for a profit. A' farmer can attend to H
five or six cows and do considerable M
, Jjfey- worjc about tya fesQjfctyu.

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