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I jilr &? - ;, , THJE DtSB-RET FARMER -; Saturday, april i7, 1909.
I BHB DESEKET FABMEI? I (THAT BIG FARM PAPERS I Combined With "Rocky Mountain I Farming." Established 1904- I Official Organ of the I Utah State Poultry Association. I Utah Horticultural Society. I Utah State Dairymen's Association. I Utah State Bee Keepers' Association. I Bear River Valley Farmers' Protec- I tivc and Commercial Association. W Utah Arid Farming Association. j, - I Issued svcry Saturday by the Des- I erct Farmer Pub Co., Salt Lake Sc- I curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake I City, Utah. I Entered as second class matter Dec. I 27, 1905, at the Postoflicc at Salt Lake I City, Utah. I Subscription price $1.00 per year I (Strictly In Advance.) I Discontinuances. I The publishers must be notified in I writing, 3t time of expiration, when I discontinuance of subscription is dc- I sired, and all arrears must be paid. I Advertising rates made known upon I topli'cation. The right is reserved to I reject questionable advertising. I All communications and rcmit- I tances should be addressed to "The I Deserct Farmer," Salt Lake Sccun- I ty & Trust Building, Salt Lake City I Utah. li Ltwi A. Merrill Editor. I J. Hw Harper Business Mgr. Salt Lake City, Utah, - I Saturday, April 17, 1909. I As ye cultivate so shall the harvesi H " O I Discing the luccrn field has added ' many tons of this king of all forage I crops to the stacks of Utah farmers. H . n I Many old time friends of the Editor I called at the office during Conference I weak to express their appreciation I of the great work the Jcscrct Far- H mor is doing. We arc too modest H tp print the complimonts paid us on H The. merits of this paper. H President J. W. Paxman who has H boon an unflinching flriend of the H "Farmer" for five yoars now says that H the Deserct Farmer is the most potent factor in Utah today in the agricul- Hf tural uplift going on here with the Hf single exception of the Agricultural V College. H .0 MEETING OF THE STATE DRY I FARMERS. H At a mooting of the officers of the I -Wpb Arid Farming Association last SOgi'as detided to hold a session of this socicfat Salt Lake during the coming October. In preparation for this meeting it is desired to have a "1. State Directory of all the dry farmers in the Stale. Every one who is, en gaged in raising crops without irri gation in Utah is requested to send in his address with the number of acres under cultivation at once to the Pre sident of the Association Prof. Lewis A. Merrill, Salt Lake City, Utah A response to this invitation Will enable us to forward certain available, literature on dry farming that cah not fail to be of great interest to those engaged in this work. Un doubtedly a directory of all of the dry farmers of the State would be of inestimable -value to those engaged in promoting their interests. PERSONAL MENTION. Hon. W. IT. Rowc a much esteemed friend of the "Farmer" has been ap pointed Director-General of Utah's exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon Exposi tion. We do not sec how a better choice could have been made and most heartily extend our congratula tion ' to "Uncle Billy." President XV. C. Lyman of San Juan t County paid his respects to the "Far mer" office and took occasion to boost Snn Juan as a Dry Farming 1 Section. He has unlimited faith in its possibilities and while in the city spent some time looking over ma chinery with the view of beginning operations on a large scale. Messrs. John Dcm and John C. Sharp are the two new members of the Agricultural College Board. A recent enactment of the State legis lature provided fox increasing the College Board from seven to nine members and these two appointments have bocn made by the Governor to conform with the law. Jf Mr, William Kirkupcr Franklin, Idaho, has just returneu from a two years' trip abroad, Mr. Kirkup is contemplating disposing of his dairy farm to engage in arid farming en terprises. He was for many years prominently identified with the Utah Dairymen's Association in its early days. Hon. Thos. Judd, President of the State Horticultural Board during its entire existence was a visitor during the week. Mr. Judd will always be known as one of Utah's foremost "boosters." It is a matter of con gratulation that he has accepted the appointment as Director of Utah's exhibit of agricultural and horticul tural' products at the Alaska-Yukon ' exposition. The many friends of Mr. Frank Harris, a graduate of the B. Y. Uni , vcrslty and of the Agricultural Col lege of Utah will be gratified to learn that he has recently been appointed to the position of Assistant in Ag ronomy at Cornell University. Mr. Harris is one of the most capable young men Utah has ever sent into an eastern university and this recog nition of his worth and ability at the end of his first year's study is most gratifying to his many friends. He expects to remain at Cornell for at least two years more and then return to his native state. o SCHOOL OF TRACTION ENGI NEERING. TJic School of Traction Enginccr lritf, which is now one of the short courses of the School of Agriculture of the University of Minnesota, will be held this year at University Farm, St. Paul, for one month commencing. Mav 25th. Stcann engineering, gasoline engi neering, and blacksmfthing will be taught in a practical way. Students will be given practice in actuaHy run ning the engines and will be given sufficient work at the forge so that they may 'be able to do some of their repair work. Students will room and board -in school dormitories. A prospectus describing the work and"1fiving full information will be ''Tent to all who desire. Apply to James M. Drew, Registrar, Univer sity Farm, St. Paul, Minn. . o ' DRY FARMERS' ATTENTION T President J. W. Paxman, membej of the Executive Committee oUJic National Dry Farmers' Association calls attention to the fact thrTt the next meeting is to be held at Billings, - Montana, cither in October or No vember. There should be a splendid m PAY EXPRESS CHARGESON ALL OUR GOODS WHEREVER D I IfkTLIr A H W y " " Shipped lmJ i - i representation from Utah and even at this early date preparations should be "1 begun to make Utah's claims for re- I cognition as the banner dry farming I state recognized. Arrangements arc I under way for making a good stale I exhibit of our dry farm products and it is hoped that individual exhibits j from every section in Utah will be made. Keep the meeting in mind and dur ing the crop season select specimens for exhibition and with a good united pull we can make a good showing j from this section. J ANOTHER UTAH BOY WINS I DISTINCTION. I The members of the least lcgisla- j turc will recall .the fact that one of H the minority members Hon. F. B. 1 Hammond of Grand County won no fl go'.d medal or other distinction in W oratorical contests. However, word V has just come to us from Iowa of a 1 distinction that lias come to a son, F. B. Hammond, Jr., a student in the Iowa Agricultural College. Mr. f) Hammond was one of the team from that Institution winning each scries j in a State triangular debate. In j speaking of the debate, an Iowa pap- II cr says: fj E; B. Hammond, Jr., closed the Ij main debate for the affirmative by (j f, pointing out the reasons why con- ml gross should establish a Ccntarl w Bank. There was something of ma- K turity in Hammond's speech which Ij made it very effective. He got out g of the idea of winning debates and into the idea of presenting this plan I of the Central Bank so that everyone I should sec it as the best and the logi- f cal solution for our financial prpb- 1 lems. His "A business divided against 1 against itself cannot staf' and "The I Central Bank. is totfer 'brfhkbf , bauks;,rficd thems Ives in every- pne s mind. f Ikmmond closed the debate. Two statements from judges of the su- I prcmc court threw the idea that the I affirmative had to outline a system into the forensic scraph"ap. (Tfien j followed what was perhaps the clear- est and most powerful summary of M the team's arguments ever given from A that platform.) "This is to be a bank of banks. Arc we radical when we 1 AAMO SALT LAKE CITY' I OUINO . UTAH. 1 ' 1 'mSM