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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY..AUOl-ST 7. 1920 THE LETHBRIDGE DAltY'HERALD OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER Ik-re Are Rules and Regulations 'Entries in By August IWh The egg-laying contest Tor Alberta birds which has been conducted this year ut the Experimental here has beea a decided success. So good an experience- has it been for poultry keepers. Ibit arrangements are being wads for a great mzny more entries the coming winter. Herewith are given the rules and regulations for ,tlie egg laying contests o( 1020-21, the entries for which close Aug. 15: ir' entry or pen shall consist of ten birds of a stand- ard variety and each bird must ho typical of thfc breed and free from HauJard' disqualifications.' 2. contest ant will be allowed to keep pen of 10 birds up.lo strength throughout the contest- In the Canadian Contest two reserves, intended as substitutes must accompany the original birds and will be housed with them in the pen. The 10 birds for the original JBARNTOSAVB- I Every man, woman child can saye. Every one iho.uld save. Every ambitious person save. The Savings Department of lihe Standard Bank of Canada facility for aid- ing you to: save. r- THE STANDARD BANK Of CANADA T, K. UOCkwOOD I3TH STREET NORTH1' G. E. BUETCHER MANAGES. i y StSUTH P. BILLINGTON MAHACCK NeW DAYTON AND STERLING BRANCHES L.G.-THOMAS MANAGER 'CpALHURST BRANCH W. B. FERGUSON MAMAOM COACOALE: BRANCH C. T. McKINNON MANAKIR BURDETT BRANCH The Safe Way 'To Send Money To any .country in th'e world !s lo make use of the facilities of; fere'd you by this Bank. Our Branch Managers will be pleased to answer your enquir- ies. Capital Total Assets Branches at Tabcr, Cardstoh and Magrath E. E. MacKay Lethbricfge Manager ea uiust be specified before the con- est begiiie. Further substitution will ie allowed aa deaths occur. !u the Contests substitutes 16 accepted when deaths occur. 3. ACCEPTANCE OP As the accommodation at each, contest s Ihniled. the acceptance of the pens will be influenced by: (a) Whether he entrant breeds the pen entered or not. (b) The number of birds of tlie same strain kept by the .owner, (c) The Inspector's report of the Hock (d) The time of application. 4. for which application bure been" received wll >e inspected between Aug. 15 aud Sen tember 30, and those that may be among diseased flocks or In unsani iary conditions will to rejected, am those that do not promise to bo ma ture or those that may mature too early may be rejected. DECLARATION OK Each entry of a pen. and each addi tlonal entry of a male or female, jnus be accompanied by a declaration stat ing that the birds or bird come from a flock that has not b'een affectet with-chicken-pox or' tuberculosis to at least three, months previous. C. birds may. b banded by the owner with his ow: bands before shipment, but will be re banded and sealed contest bnntH-upo arrival at the contest, and the orlg Inal bands removed. The conies numbers corresponding lo owner number will he supplied him. T. birds must b at the contest ivlten notifie i by the management, express prepaii This will be from the 16th to the en of October. Address the shippin cnite plainly, with address of th contest as given in the aimounceincn and on each crate put your own dfess which must he the same as th address under which the applicatio was made. managenien reserves the right to refuao e tries, to reject and return to 11 owner, or destroy birds suffering fro contagious disease, or arc In any wa unsuitable for the contest, to ens having a mate bird. 10. so shipped will he charged for at.ten cents an egg and ind will be shipped, express collect. I bill will accompany each, shipment .vhich must he paid and-the ctupty mckage returned before the next ship, mcnt will be forwarded. 11. FEEDING AND >irds while in the contest will receive the best of feed aud care, unJ the system of feeding will be mixed grain litter morning and evening, and dry mash in a hopper before them all the time. Green feed, grit, shell ;and lioefEcrap' or green hone will also'be applied. ..They will bo kept in houses having glass and cotton fronts. 12. EGGS contest shall.be.decided by the total number o( marketable eggs laid by cadi.pen Exceedingly bad shaped eggs, son shelled eggs', or eggs weighing less than 20 ounces to the dozen, will no! be given official credit. 3, DISPOSAL OF eggs laid (luring tho "contest become the property of Department of Agri culture, and those not shipped as breeding eggs will be sold at inarkel prices. 14. report at the Iran nest weekly record of each bird am weekly and loLil record of each pen will be issueri at the close of encl week. Copies of this report along with a monthly summary will be sen to each contestant and to all .paper; that will publish them. 15. TUB HBTUIiN OK THE BIRDb no notification as to the return of the birds has been received b October 1, 1921, the birds on the com plction of the coiitest will be sen by express collect, to tho owner's ac dress from which the shipment wa made. Should any of the pens no bo laying towards the close of tin contest, and not likely to lay beforss occur. IS.'flXAL all cases, ie decisiou of the management shall e final. This contest Is confined lo entries ithln tbe Province of Alberta. The fee for Ihe contest -is ne-fifth of the entry fee must accom- any the application which must bo ecelved before August 15. The bal- nco must b3 paid' upon notification acceptance of the entry which'will e by September 30. Should the en- ry not be accepted, the first payment tc refunded, but should tbe bal- nce of the entry fee not bo received iy October, 10, the application will be ancelled and the first payment for- cited. Failure to forward the pen rhen instructed automatically ho fee and the application is can- All cheques or monsy orders must be made payable at par In Ot- uwa and made oul to the "Account-, ant for Egg Laying Entry forms and rules end regnla- .ions will be supplied'upon appllca- :ion to the Superintendent of the Ex- )erimenlal Lelhbridge Alherla: Entries must be made direct to the contest along with the first payment before August 15, 1320. A Savings Account for Your Child The of saving develops cKkT s chsr- tcter, ha power and pro- vides him with the de- (ermmatipn to succeed. Teach your child to save regularly instead cf spending thought- lessly. Open a savings account for him to-day where money wffl grow. By the time he reaches' rnatunly lie will be equipped with the capital as well as the power to win hi own way in the world.______ BWunu 330WOOO THE BANK OF NOVA Vf. D. King, Manager, LETHBRIDGE TILLAGE METHODS TO CON- TROU.WEEDS STAMPING OUT TUBERCL1- LOSIS IN B. C. CATTLE VANCOUVEH, B. C., Aug. years ago SO per cent of cattle in British Columbia Vcre. infected (Experimental Farm Weeds are one -of the most des- tructive agencies Uie grain farmer has to contend with. They not only rob the soil ot moisture anil fertility, de- crease crop yields and add expense to n arresting 'operations, but they are in somo-ineasuTe: responsible for soil drifting, since frequent cultivation to pensive. Fall or spriiie ploughing be- fore sowing the second crop on new laud is usually adv-sablo. Stubbling in without surface cultivation on tho old laud ghc-s the weeds every oppor- tunity IQ multiply. Shallow cultiva- tion of land before sowing will aid materially by destroying (he weeds that have wintered over or have start- ed durlojj the early spring. The cul- tivation should only bo of sufficient depth to, destroy ina -weeds thus milling depositing the seed grain tuj the firm beneath. Too cul- tivation frequently results fn drying.[ oiit lUe seed bed and ID a decrease in i crop yields. It is on the that g ra la grower s largely de pend for cleaning fields of The fallow therefore should be thoroughly worked and in order to curtail the cost and avoid' pulverizing the soil too much Ihe proper Implements should be used at the proper time. Cultivation of tbe fallow in the fall at harvest, or. iti tho drier, section in the spring Immad- lately after seeding, will uld In'start- ing the weeds' and Ihese can be ploughed 'under lu June. j Frequently after carefully fallowing field. Cor .the whole summer 11 Is found that the weeds come up in Hie crop the next year. .This may be j due to .the surface soil being too loose and dry to allow weed seeds to ger-1 minate. Making the soil sufficiently j firm after ploughing so that Ihe mois- ture will come too near the surface will make conditions suvrh that the weed 'seeds will have to sprout. In the West considerable difficulty is ox- j perienced .with weed seeds blowing on to the ploughed land from other near- by fields. The weeds come up in the crop and cause considerable loss. Us 1 districts with long enough seasons the j land harrowed early in the j spring and this will warm up the j soil and when weeds have started they can be destroyed before seeding. Harrowing the growing grain is practice that should bo miore common- i ly adopted. The least damage is dor-e j to tho crop when the leaves are about one inch high, the next best time foil after.the crop is well rooted and tlie plants are about five inches. development and initure of the weeds l must, however, bo the deciding factor] as to the time to harrow. Most plants 1 are the most reudily destroyed when they are .in the two-lent stage. On; the Scott. Station weedy crops arc usually harrowed twice and -while Gome delay ju maturity resullj, It Actually Costs Less To have this Trust Company act as Executor under youi because it is organized for that purpose" and is an expert by twenty-five years training. You may have the benefit of that Experience by writing" us for information. TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company, Limited with 2V4 destroy weeds'pulverizes the soil so that soil drifting results. JTho of "stiibuling in" Is largely responsible1' for the rapid in- crease in weeds in the West. Fre- quently thenscc'ond crop alter breaking is' stubbled during the two seasons perennial grasses and other weeds get well established, and, as many farmers', have found to their cost eradication in alter years is ex- A Good Investment money you save earns.'interest when deposited in our Savings Department, and both principal and interest arc safe and can be obtain- ed whenever required. Open account to-day. an THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL LETflBUIDGB .W. Rcikic, Manager. or 3 per cent were and within a comparatively short time: tbe number will ue W. W. of Cartier. provincial government veterinarian, states. This, year lour per. cent ot tbe cattle inspected were ordejed destroy- ed, but this Is not an indication that tuberculosis is gaining ground again, as tbo whole province has not been Inspected yet, and the disease is more prevalent In some districts than others. Dr. Alton said. Under.an act passed ton years ago, very bovine in the province is to-be specled for- tuberculosis a car. It it are to be destroyed. To part- compensate the owner Cor bis lose ie government allows him 60 per ent tbe value of the animal, grade attle being valued at and regis- ercrt cattle at As additional rotection all cattle imported Into the roviuce, whether from, other proviu- es in'Canada, the United States or ther countries, are inspected before icy are admitted. British Columbia is the -only pro- incc in Canada which, lias an act al- owing cattle to be prohibited, from nterlng from other provinces.' clean crop is usually profitable than'a weedy one and where the soil Is firm ant! free from trash little dam- age has been experienced. 51. J. TJNLINT4 Supt, Experimental Station, Scott, Sask. At St. Louis, Miss Pearl Williams, assistant marriage license clerk, made out a marriage license for her own tho happy man and made him swear to bis age. STOCK GROWERS MEET Buying or Selling at Calgary Stock Yards No .needjol carrying large eumo of money, certified checks, bank no need to worry about exchange, etc, when buying or Belling at the Calgary Stock Yards. TKc new Calgary Stock Yards Branch of the Merchants Bank of Canada will servo you, by transferring to or from your home-bank. The Manager 'will also' furnish any information you may desiro ro market con- ditions.. Write, telephone, or wire. There is a room in tie bank for youruso while at.tbe Yards. on MCRCHANTS BANK Head Office: Nlontreat. OF CANADA. Established 18B4, liTHBRIDGE BRANCH, R. J. DINNING, Managci i at Noblefotd, The directors of the Stock Growers 'rotective Association held their reg- ular monthly meeliug in the Assocla- ion rooms in tbe Uank of Commerce mihlmg on Centre 'St., Calgary, on <'riduy, July 30, 1920. The business consisted largely of detail work incident to changing the name of the organization. Some new hies of endeavor were arranged. Rate EVpeft Contemplated The secretary was instructed to ascertain the possibility of securing the services of a rale expert to whom questions of freight charges could.be referred in cases where members .of .he association make shipments on their own account. It was also arranged to have a com- mittee to meet the members of the Catgary.Livc Block F3xchange on Sat- urday evening in the Palliser Hotel to discuss the proposed increase of 30% in freight charges, The now live stock shipping con- tract came in for a gootl deal of dis- cussion. Opinion was fairly unani- mous that although there were points of Improvement over the old .contract there is still much lo he desired.. When conipnrefl with thn recent de- cision of the Inler-Stale Commerca which mukGB tho compan- ies responsible'for tho unloading' ami delivery to proper pens at the point of destination, and liic specific exem- ption by Canadian companies from ail responsibility for losses incident to failure lo deliver a consignment in lime for a certain market, the condi- tions appeared somewhat harsh, and a rflfiolnllon liiRtructipg llio secretary lo mail a loiter lo all I Slock Growers Associations through-1 out tho western provinces and