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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEN fin-: LETHBmncte DAILY SATURDAY, OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Effects of Snow on Winter Wheat As oM agriculiural tradition toi iina receuny de-vot- I ed critical attention Is that a rood covering of snow during the winter! is favorable to the yield of winter wheat. Dissent from this prevalent! Idea was four ye-ars ago at i the Second Scientific Congress by Prof. J. Warren Smith. the leading agrcultural meteorologist of the VS. Weather Bureau. Protes- tor Smith has applied to ibis and other agricultural problems ihr, j maiical process of correlation, now. to fruitfully employed in many branch- es o? science for the purposo of re- ter grains should be covered by snow during cold weather and more especially when freeslus and thawing prevail. The resuiis ci studies iu Ohio by the wrker and by Btudests taking the adrflcccd course, in agricultural ;u Ohio show HUlc to substan- tiate this opinion, at least during ixsrt ot ihe winter. Oil the other hand, there is stwne- evldonce to indicate that wheat has a better pro.-peot If it is not. covered by ano-A- during the mouth ot JML- uary. Data are, hovrever. presented show- placing vague eidolons and impres- sions by numerical fects. His [ng a favorable f-ftect upon the crop Battens in OSIo. reported at Coil-tot heavy cnowftH in January-- Vlth gresj appeared U rcgari) to these apparently i In the success Smith tars: Tho1 clplftliatlon. may be that i heavy snowfall in January melt- the wheat crop TMS not definitely j fected one way or the other by tho j presence or absence' of a blanket or Enow; TrhH.fl. bare ground with freez- ing end thawing weather during the! month of January seemed to bo benc-. Hcial. I This subject, which is of great econ-; omic interest as bearing upon Ihe; problem of forecasting the wheat crop EOirie months in advance, is taken in ibo currant Monthly Weather, Review (Washington. D.C.) by Pro-; thiil duriaj the mild winters much of tho preclpi- tdtioii (uUs aii rain; enJ tltat a tends to mete air Considering oalj" the elements of total snowfall aufl tem- perature, it would appear winters of LIsht are followed by wheat yleMs, and the winters of heavy anoTvfoll are followed by light ylelde. How- ever, Ui'a may te due Iu part to the. -ract that the temperature is lesa severe in the 1 the yield of wheat snowfall and in certain Ohio counties Tor a period of 25 years lu- thnl iu northwestern Ohio a heavy AD VANTAGES OF A POULTRY SHOW BRED POULTRY AND PET STOCK Collections For Business Houses (Written by.-Albert .VcGuira tu the 1'ouHry Assoeklioa Competition.) Poultry thoivs sre held In ail the provinces of -ihe'Domlnlon. are held annually, and -would not bo sarr It H were not for a few sood reasons. The poultry shows iu the ttrM place are singed so that a good many varieties of tirds ond some- times pet stock may entered to be judged by the competent Judges the association obtain; The selected point out the mer- of the Writ, he the exhibitors ot the improvements can be made. .The judges or judre as the fresh sroirth begins. When the oniom have been they should be left in a row, to the centre and the tops lying outward' tor U'o or three days until Ihe sun and wind havo con- siderably dried up both the and They may then be put In low or'irajrs and fully tailored In a shed, the.tops cut o-'f about one inch above the bulb, and the onion then itored in a room hiving a good circulation, of air. Onions should aot be stored In tags or in deep boiea, rot and heating will soon destroy lirje t portion If stored without a free, circu- j latlpii of air. They should not be stored wHti.oJher.vegetables aa t__. I are liable'to taint the flavor ot these Can Be Grown In Great Variety i vegetables. Onions are not a dif icult crop to The Batisfaotory service which Merchants BankrenderatoBusmessUouscs, in the matter of collecting Notes, Drafts end other financial paper, is due to the munberandBtratesric location of its branches throughout Canada, and the efficient system in force, Special attention is given to collections returns are promptly made and losses ere often prevented by this caro ana thoroughness with do this part of our work, 'Slay- be- then best fowl, to variety, BO that he miy award Wa. priie-v Suiuotiuies; it no tirk when entries are large- iu corliiu cluwes. competition is keen, tonest' -hi-much to be sought. rc3y; lose out by ao imper- fect Vonib, pluinaje or 'defec- tive formation; actorolng to 'each par- licular breed. t breeder who wins honors j at ,the local gnowe, 4s 'sure to' havo a iison -to ?ihiblt at the iw, and by defeating corn- ri in class, 'has much to the rale ot eggr.ito poultry He dlso sells you 05 stock I neat.'price, which is well-w.orth. ____________ :h.e eitra' .'tlm'f, andj_t rouble, envqlved. j n- the building of coupss ihe modern j of such, and tie raising F o -i TT T" i of Soils Has Fine Food Value By A. J. Logsrfall, B.SA.', Assistant grow, provided one has suitable soil conditions, and will give the crop the attention it requires. Three BplendW varieties (o grow (or home use are the large Red Wetherstleld, South In Vegetable Culture ts Hit Domln. Port Globe, and the Yellow ion Horticulturist. Danvera. As the names Imply, the The onion is' second oniv to former are red onions and tha potato In its value as a vegetable crtpj latter a yellow.. Those varieties whei Owing to its varied uses in the homo. well grown heavy crops o the comparative case with which it -solid uniform bulbs, that Trill kee] Kin be slwed and its high nutritive well> w'1.1 repay" one for fhe at value., it is strictly a staple article ot i tentlon given to them. It is Interest food. Ins to note that, members or the Ot The onion can be grown on a great i Horticultural Society can obtain suotrfall in January is slightly- variety of soils well manured sandy or! of varieties In two; of the Jim. ,oam so.Is are for lMs! seed options ottered by the socleiy tc- KIDNEY favorable; hns ilttle or no enco on the final yield if it comes in January, but a decidedly ad- i verse inf'nence if in :Aiarch. I favorable inliuence of March j snowfall in FMlton County is verf fled by thc showing for Wayne and Seneca counties, both iu northern Ohio. .Mr. Root's -paper deals with the wheaL sUUEtics collected in Illinois by the Bureau of Crop Estimates dur- crop, and low much lands when prop- erly handled produce splendid crops of nuality. The soil upon which onions are to lie grown must be thoroughly cultivated, well drained and contain a considerable rjuanttty of luimns or vegetable matter. tA racnibcrs this "spring. injurious Insects The irisecl.mQat.injurious to onion HstdOfiicoiMcmlrML OF BRANCH. R. j. DIMMING, d-Vlhe cMcks. mr waged disease acd vermiQ.' All Uieee cares and worries make a poultry man think will ,801110 benefit, so fhat: ateror the'dutliy maybe, His over- corns'by expert management A poultry Btpw it an bene- fit, to obtain wtiar stock and have tett.ei results than if they bred too much'locally, which secures a stronger A poultry show is a very goon ad- veitisement. as il creates Interest publicly different varieties, and gives Ihe fancier more valuable in-. formation not gathered otherwise. i When new Varieties ot chickens Introduced there is a marked interest shown in them, which interested peo- ple wish to obtain. It is profitable to keep'some select breeds of ppultry as I have made money in mid-winter small pen of utility ''Reds." Some varieties, more than .pay for These are the birds which are prized by their owners. Barred Jlocks, Wyandottes and Rhode j Is-land Reds, 4f not overcrowded give i very gowl results Iti this Alberta cli-t mate. The people want the producers and: ppultxymcn must educate ihem to the; ivays of making poultry pay from" the; hci fop rental at moderate pricei. DEPOSIT BOXES for ihe safekMplnp cf valuable stock -policies, etc, PROTECT YOUR .VICTORY BONOS Capital and Total Write' to' pur nearest Branch for a cet of ten Livestock Blotters, showing photographs of champion bulls, stallions, boars andi rams. SOUTHERN ALBEHTA BRANCHES Lethbridse.............................. B, B. jMacKay, Manage- J. K. Atkinson. Manager Cards ton............................... W. H. MacKay. Mnimger Taber J. W. Doraii, Manager produce this maggot are laid by fly somewhat smaller than a 1 house tly. The eggs are laid on or sandy soil will require heavy ttc of onion Jtlie data of temperature and snowfall j van! manure (not duraiion of snow-cover) collected j eighty stations In Illinois during the i 'pj. -i same period. His general conclusion' cations of barnyard manure, whereas first-ciaE3 crops will probably be grown on a muck soil with tho use 'of corn- fertilizers without any barn- nure. Tho onion may be grown in several plants nearr or on, the ground. n days maggots batch, and In work down into the'soh, where they lie near the root, or burrow into it, feeding on the sap and soon destroying the onion. The occurs throughout the season, but la most noticeable In is that tho winters ol heavy snowfall i have not as a rule been followed j by large wheat yields. The winter of the greatest i snowfall, a cold winter, was fol- i lowed by the poorest wheat yield but one. The winter, ot the last I snowfall a mild winter, SENDING MONEY f ABROAD K you wist to send money abroad, pur- chase a draft from the Canadian Bank of Commerce. It is the safest method and the cost is small. Should the money be required at once we shall te pleased to arrange the matter by cable. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND, LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, R. T. Brymncr, Manager. June. There is no entirely satisfac- :ld as early as pos-1 remedy for this A remedy The or rows! which has given fairly'satisfactory re- start wanted. People want the ones that; produce the eggs and bring the prizes and profit. j We' find heavy 'and liehl varieties. The light ones are thc best layers, while the heavier ones produce both eigs and flesh, and bring you the pro- fit. With n little c-ara any spare time devoted freely to ,-eu.uirements of a to ieep down disease, you can make poultry keeping profitable. .-ten ju the 'lield I sibio in Hie spring. TSa drills or are sown 15 lo IS inches apart, in somo 5? hellebore, sufficiently thick to produce 10 to 12 ounce to 1 gallon of water.; poured plants io the foot. If one Is growing! root3- at intervals ol n small plot it would be-veil to sow week from thc time the 5umc--.7h.at more heavily so thai when j appear thinning out. strong, vigorous plants may be selected and all (ha ireakliags removed. When growing onions on a lerge; s KI! e' of E erera 1 a lie seed is so.tvn thinly to avoid the expense of thiuninf. Like Blades of Grass As soon as the little onion plants appear, tho gardener should begia'cul- rlratlns his crop. A wheel hoe, a gar- Jen rake, or hand hoe may he used to keep the soil hetiveen 'ih5. rows ioose, and reraove any weeds tliat appear during Iho season.' onion, plant appears like fine biaileo o: grass. method of growing onions, and one that -ia particularly suitable to those who are looking after a small! garden, is thc method, of 'sowing tho early in JIarch iri a greenhouse I been1 nnlil are well de- Another remedy whlcli has very is EVERYMAN RECOGNIZES-- the duty ho owes to his wife ami other memhfirs ol his familr to see 'thp.t ench one of them is> provided fur his tleceaan as well as hefore, but in many insUqces omits to maVc such arrangements aa will ensure his snd their oltalrs being properly manned! -after lits demise. appointment of this Company ns Executor and Trustee under your Will, will safeguard and relieve thorn of dtiUui which might proTO onerous (a them. Interviews and correspondence Invited. The British Canadian Trust 315 FIFTH STREET LETHBRIDGE; ALBERTA SOUTH PHONE 1843 becoming rodte. 1-5 oz. of dissolved in hi gallon of foiling water to which is added1 on e -pint 'ol" cheap molasses. Thli Is 'sprinkled over the plantation once a week during the early part "of the season. A -srhick can ho ns.ed for sprinkling smat! .areas. The object is lo have large drops of the material will dlstriuuled over the plantation; The female flies feed on it and nre killed, -and are thus pre- from eggs' venled from laying the which the maggotslia'ch' 'rilis '3 s'dored the test known remedy. ALKALI LAND (Grain Growers' Guide. have a piece of alkali bnd. or hot-heil, and -transplanting to the I How mav- I culttvato It to reduce tho P'eld or garden the strong- healthy I alkali sufficiently to grow a crop ol plants that'have'hefen itarted in this manner.- The sown in-tlals or boxes, and covered with about a quar- ter of an inch of soil. By waiering carefully, not too heavily'at any time Ii, lands, ara composed of soils so badly impregnat- ed with Boluable salts that 'arm crops will nol grow. They are result o! ATTRACTIVE YIELDS on GoTernmettt, Municipal artd School Bonds can be secured by buying nt thc present prevailing prices, Wo recommend investors lo possible purchase norr find so secure thc present hlgli interest rales (or a period. W. ROSS ALGER and COMPANY Investment Bankers 615 MACLEAN BLOCK CALGARY m-T or irregularly growth lias begun a limited rainfall and a hlgn erspora- and by giving the young pinnta all thej lion. For some reason they arc fresh air one sboutd bavei usually found around the edge ol sturdy plants (ully lour inches that contain water most ol transplanting to thc field. [thc summer. The water precolales good I times aud bad times for JL the past 45 .years this Baukhasstcadilygiveiiitsbest efforts to the development and upbuilding of theagricultur.il, manufacturing aud commer- cial business of this Country. Ourefficientserviceisavailable fertile benefit of all customers, THE For Immediate Shipment 75 CARS OF CHOICE ALFALFA. 50 CARS No. 1 TIMOTHY AND TIMOTHY AND ALFALFA MIX- ED, AND ALFALFA MEAL AT REASONABLE PRICES.' onion plants ready for trans-" pianting may 6ften he bought at a roasonoble price per hundred or, Ininch, inlo 4he soil., takes the salts into solu- tion as It goes down, Ihen travels but ward and upward laklng with It Iho commercfaj growers-Tfho-employ; salts until -it arrives at