Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
LWAY WORK IN FRANCE-R.A.M.C WORK \^Vx� �v.y........ .....N>.--*-i* .....- -,x,x BBS vy^ ^1 0 1- 1^ It 5 On The British Front In Prance (1) R. A. in C. work, (2) Short Onts to the Line-A train wMch mns throtigh a house. (3) Irterior of a ward on a BritiBh ambulance train in Prance. (4) The ruins of Chauny. (5) A cantnred German document. (6) South African Scottish resting by the roadside after fighting. (7) British Railway Work in France-Busy scene in the locomotive yard. This captured document shows the strength of the 1st Battalion 110th Tn-! fantry Keginieut of the 4tli Qenna^i Division. Translation:- "22/3,18 '' There arc present in line:- list Company-2 officers. 4 N.C.O.'s. 35 ni"n. j2nd Company- - 1 N.C.O. 16 inin. 3rd Company-1 officer. 6 N.C.O.'s. 2G inoii. [ith Company- -- 4 N.C.O.'s. 17 men. 3 officor-s. 15 N.C.O.'s. 94: men. 1 stretclier bearer. (Note)': 2 officers, 5 N.C.O.'s, 19 men probably reproscnts a draft.) i (illegible) Lieut, d. Ros." ^ The line of advance of the 4th Division was roughly along tlie CAMBRAT] I-BAPATJME Road. CROPS UNDER IRRIGATION fOR SOLDIiERS 51 is IN Southern Alberta both Irrigation and dry farming methods are practised with success. Under both methoda crops are obtalaed v.'blch for yield and for quality compare favorably with those grown tn any other part of the continent. Experience has shown, however, that where It ia possible to practise both methods sido by side Invariably larger yields are obtained on Irrigated land. At the Canadian Government Ex-perlmontal Pjirm at lyothbridge both irrigated and dry farming methods are followed. Each year tests are made with various crops on both dry and irrigated land In order to ascertain which crops are most suitable to local conditions. Last year six kinds of wheat were grown under Irrigation, and fourteen kinds on non-lrrl-guted landB. The wheat grown on the Irrigated lamj KnVK un average yield of 49 buahela'to the iicro, that grown oil non-Irrigated land, 27 bufih-Is to the aero, iluroh wlieat gave the highest yield under Irrigation: 58 bushels to the acre, as against 27 bushels on non-lrrlgated land. The Oats, barley, potatoes, beets and other crops nlsjo gave larger yields under Irrigation. Five varieties 6f highest yield on non-irrlfeated lands oata yielded an average of nearly 109 was 31 bushefi) to tho acre, this being bushels to the r.crc under irrlBation, the yield of "BQba" wheat, a new kflid, which was not tried under irri- whllo seven varieties which Vi'cto grown on non-irri^blR lando gave an gallon. Marqula yielded 28 bushels average yield of 52 huahelM lb the on non-irrigated land, compared with 48 uushcla on Irrigated land. Both acre. Danish Island was thu largest yielder both on Irrigable and Jion- Root crops do exceedluEly well under Irrigation. The yields ot carrots at Letbbrldgo last year averaged nearly 20 tons to tho acre. Pour Iclnds of sugar beets averaged 13 tons to the aero, while tho average yield of potatoes was nearly 500 bushels, or mora than twice as high as-on the adjoining dryland. BiH tho chief value of the irrigable ifo gave a yield on irrigable and non-irj-lgabio laud lands for. raising large crops of tod Irrigation and respectively. / dor, to support larKo liordq nf mi i.irrlgatod land, Eleven varieties of bar^py were lUnds of live stock Is the r Vcates ,r^ under Irriga. grown. With this crop KoiUfi*varlotles advantage. Alreadv the i^hK,!liH�- . ................ The suitability of theso bridge district. Kod Flfo gave a yield on i-i^o'^i- -"i �"�< ------ - ... of 57 bushels under i only 20 bushels on non-l , ...... ,..,_v�o. Another heavy yloldor under irriea- grown. With this crop soiue'variotles advantage. Already the !x*tbbrldge tlon was Pioneer wneftt, which yield- gavo Imttoi- yields on noii-lrrigable tllstri<;t of Southorn Alberts Rrow* ed 51 biishels to the acre, as compared land. The highest yield was obtained raoro alfalfa than any other parts of with 25 bushels to the aero on non- wUh Swedish Cavalier, - elch savo 82 Canada. / irrigable land, Tho length of the biiehela under irrigation, and 40 It will be Been from tho flfuren straw and tho yield of the Btra\v per buohels on non-lrrlgahlo land. An- quoted that while very profitable acre was also ;iui.h greater In the other wiill known variety, Cnlltovnln, crops are grown on non-lrrlgahlo land, crops grown on Irrlgabb land than yielded .SO bushols to tU; ncrfi under even In n dry season, much better on those groV;n imdor dry farming Irrigation and 41 uuder dry farming resuUH are emalned where It is pes- methods. methods. alblo to get water on tho laud. methods.