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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BRITISH RAILWAY WORK IN FRANCE WORK 1 IIP 5 x 5 mm K s jslf mi ft i r S r On The British Front In France 1 2 Short Cats to the train which runs through a 3 Interior of ward on a British ambulance train in 4 The ruins of 5 A captured German 6 South African Scottish resting by the roadside after 7 British Railway Work in scene in the locomotive tAj i This captured document shows the strength oC the 1st Battalion 140th In fantry Regiment of the 4th Jerman There are present in 1st 4 35 2nd 1 16 3rd 6 26 4th 4 17 r 3 15 94 1 stretcher 2 5 19 men probably represents a i illegible The line of advance of the 4th Division was roughly along the CAMBKAT Roadv j CROPS UNDER IRRIGATION FOR SOLDIERS W SfS ir Vf IN Southern Alberta both Irritation and dry farming methods practised with Under both methods crops are obtained which for yield and for quality com pare favorably with those grown In any other part of the Ex perience has that where it is possible to practise both methods side by side Invariably larger yields obtained on irri At the Canadian perimontal Farm at Ivethbridge both Irrigated and dry farming methods Each year tests are made with various crops on both dry and irrigated land In order to ascer tain which crops are most suitable to local Last year six kinds of wheat were grown under irriga and fourteen kinds on nonIrri gated The wheat grown on the irrigated land un average yield of I huahela to the that grown on nonirrigated 27 bush to the Huroii wiiffat gave the highest yield under Irrigation 58 bushels to the as against 27 bushels on nonIrrigated The highest yield oo nonirrigated lands was 31 bushelfl to tho this being the yield of BQba a new which was not tried under irri Marqula yielded 28 busbois on nonIrrigated compared with 48 ouahels on irrigated Both these wheats are remarkably good yielders on dry and it should bo in fairness that last year was an dry one in tle Ixth brldge Rod Fife gave a yield of 57 bushels under irrigation and only 26 bushels on nonIrrigated land Another heavy yiclder under irriga tion was which yield ed 51 btfshels to the as compared with 25 bushels to the acre on non irrigable The length of the straw and tho yield of the straw per acre was also greater in the crops grown on irrigabl land than on those grovm under dry farming beets and other crops also gave larger yields under Five varieties of oats yielded an average of nearly 109 bushels to tho acre under while seven varieties which wejp grown on nonirrigablei laiidii gave an average yield of 52 bualiols to ihe Danish Island was thu largewt ylelder both on irrigable and 11011 irrigable 133 bushels to the atro being obtainod on the and 60 bushels on the Banner oats yielded 128 iilid 56 bushels per acrri on irrigable and nonirrigable laud Eleven varieties of barley wers With this crop gome varieties gave better yields on nonirrigable The highest yield was obtained with SwedlHh cich gave 82 bushels under and 40 buohcls on An other will known yieldod SO bushels tn lU under Irrigation and 41 under dry farming Hoot crops do exceedingly well under The yields of carrots at Letbbridee last year averaged nearly 20 tons to the Four kinds of sugar beets averaged 13 tons to the while tho average yield of pota toes was nearly 600 or more than iwice as high as ou the adjoin ing Dftt the chief value of the Irrigable lands of Southern Alberta does not lie in their capacity to produce large crops of grain and important as this The suitability of these lands for raising large crops of fod to support large herds of nil kinds of live stock is their greatest Already the district of Southern Alberta growt raoro alfalfa than any other parts of It will be seen from tho quoted that while very profitable crops arc grown on nonfrrigubio even In a dry much better results are ntained whore it is poa aiblo U get water on the ;