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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta to THli FARMER THE riMCOLfOESUPPLYIiyESEEO nL ' � -~~- -ThA tarmen of Southern- Alberta crop^ hare been reduced by lifbugbt mil be glad to know that the artttkeitt of Agriculture is making sion for Fall Rye seed in the il0 way as advances-of seed grain .I been urging the sowing of fall *ye esjjfclally in dary seasons. The supply of both native grasses and roughage frbm grain crops is reduced In dry seasoha and quick crops are needed for both hay and pasture. If rye is ifS :aiade last spring. The depart-j go^a j,, jmy or August it furnishes __lat is looking after the unorganiied i jgg^ during the autumn and Is a crop ^ asreaa while the municipal dfepartmenn ^j^^t is reading for grazing again in Sfis." authorizing action on the part of spring as soon as the snow, goes ""tinunlcipalities in the same way as was jjway. It can be grased up until ''don* last spring. A maximum ot'^jj^iy (he middle qf June it the seas- twenty-five bushels of seed can be ' Secured. Those who can afford to purchase this seed can do business direct on is not too dry and can then be left to ripen for grain or can be immediately cut for hay. The crop is ^rwlth the Dominion Seed Branch at I l,e,ei|icial and profitoble in Calgary -without the nssitstance of the : ^j,^. season and troughout ' Department of Agriculture or munic-1 jjj^ province. Besides its value for ipallties. Others wlio require credit 1 forage it is useful as a green crop to secure their seed through the | pj^^ down and is also useful to hold $eed Branch at Edmonton. The De- ig^d against blowing. Much of 1* one of the best and most profitable tsrops'that fioa be grown and fanners should take advahtaj^o of this crop, ^sttecially on nrewi or (n seasons of ]l;fht precipitation. The rMent general rains have made condltiffs good for quick gorminattoh of this cro)>. It can be planted >weir into September but it la better in by the middle of July for fall pasture. y.f.A. PRICEOF WHEAT The following is*a letter which has been sent by the secretary of the United Farmers of Alberta-to James Stewart. Esq.. chairman .of the wheat board, regarding the newspaper re- s p'and. The price of the seed is ?2.20 j jj j,lows badly..-'The rj'O prefents per bushel. The fumishins of this | ^j^.^ j,, 1,0th the fall and.the spring, seed is subject to the holding out ot ^^^j^g established at the opening the supply at the Dominion Seed spring also saves it from being 3ranch at Calgary. affected by drought in July to the Agriculture has same extent as sprlug crops are. It The minister of The Royal Bank of Canada - Montrenl 125,000,000; 16,100,000 16,400*000 .Incorporated 1869 Head Office - - - - - - - Capital Authorized ................. Capital paid Ut................... Reserve Funds .................^ . Total Assets ...........................\over"460;QOO;oOO President. Sir Herbert S. Holt Vlcu-President and Managing Director, il. Li..Pease. General Manager, C. E. Nelll. Supervisor of Central Western Branches, fiobert CampbelL LOANS ON GRAIN " W� are prepared to make loans to responsible farmers on the security ot tbre^ed grain or against-bills ot lading. ' % Over 200 Branches Throughout the-West SOUTHERN ALBERTA BRANCHES I.,ethbiidse................................ W. A./Parker. Manager Mngnith.................................. J. K Atkinson, Manager Cardston.....................____;.......W. R. McKay, Man&ger Taber.......................----. O. Dickson, Manager EFFIGIENT COLLECTION SERVICE ' This Bank not only has an ixtiensive branch organization, with connectipns in every part of the world, but has highly trained officers who are capable of handling your business with promptness and sound judgment. Let this Bank makc^our collections. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE Calgary, Aug. 11. 1919. John Stewart, Esq., Chairman Canada Wheat Board, Winnipeg, Man. Dear Sir: Answerltig your wire re representations from this organization, beg to advise you that we think that, for the present, the case might be met by a brief statement of the situation as it is presented to us by our members here. In the first place, ws wish to state that nothing that has happened.for a long time.has aroused such a storm ot protest .freim our members : throdghout Alberta as.Jbe sugges-1 tlon given in newspaper Teports ' emnating from Ottawi that the  farmers-be paid an initial or min-. imum price of ^1.75 for their wheat ; this faill> Whilst in the statement ; given ont by .the goveritmetii the I word "mlMimum price" is not used. I there is a very wide spread belief 'that this is what Is really intended by the suggestion of fixing the initial price at $1,75. There has been a combination of circumstances which have led the farmers very naturally to view with exceeding distrust and i opposition anysuggestion to^ force ' down the price of wheat at tl�e present time below its, actual value on the world's markets. , Even if the farmer gets last year's I'V)rice,' or-the present United States ! minimufli, for his, wheat crop this I year, there will be very few farm- AV1]^G^, Thrift Indepi^ndence - all these ire the outcome of the same impulse and attain the same objective-PROSPERITY. The Standard Bank of Canada can help you to attain it. w THE STANDARD BANK OF CANADA j. c. scott  - Manaom ijTM stueet north 6. f. bletcher - Manacer ^TH AVCNUe south P. billington - Manaoct New Dayton ano STcrling branches L. G. THOMAS - - Manaoer COALHURST branch W. B. rCRGUSON - Manaobji COALDAUC branch C. T. MCKINNON - Manaocn BURberr branch ? * * ? * � 4>4> ? � � DESTROy GRASSHOPPER ? Cost of Living Committee of the House of Commons, mentioning the price of wheat as the main factor,, in the present high cost of living, has lead the.'farmei;s]to believe that there was effort, im the part tof the government to make the people put all -the. blame on the farm, er. , Farmers here are -convinced that the suggestion of $1.75 mentioned in seemingly inspired newspaper reports was an attempt to force the price of the present crop down below its actual value on the world's markets. Why there should be such any snch attempt on the part of the government or any organization with the national interest at heart, this organization cannot understand*, Farmers have already sacrificed more than any other producer Jjy the fixing of the price of wheat at the level arbitrarily maintained during the war. Considering the larger portion.of Canada's crop is exported, it seems to this organization that it is in the interest of the farmers, especially in view of the exceedingly short crop this year, that our wheat be sold for th^ best price it will bring on the world's markets. In conclusion, this organization, speaking on behalf of the farmers of this province, wishes to stats very emphatically that In our view any attempt to fix the price of^wheat on a basis less than the present price fixed by the United States government cannot be justified from any point of view. Trusting that.this view will be seriously considered by your board, Yours very trulv, (Sgd.) H. Higginbotham, Provincial Secreta^ FERGUS FARMERS SELL BULL FOR $12,000 CASH .. FERGUS.-About two years ago Messrs. Peter and George Gerrle, farmers In Pfichol township, -hear Fergus, attended a sale of thoroughbred Shorthorn cattle held by Mr. Watt, near Salem, Ont., and purcliaaed a young bull from his celebrated stock, paying $1,COO for It. Since then they took it to a cattle show in Chicago, where it received first prize In its class, and they were offered f 10,000 of the ground. 'Two or more of these sacks of eggs indy ')ie deposited by the same female in a-aeason. Such clusters of eggs are most frequently met with on roadsides, pasture fields and stubble lands. Pastures and road allowances are the favorite breeding places in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, but the insects will lays eggs in any soil that has not been ploughed since the spring, though not to any extent in land cultivated-since that time. ^ Experiments have shown that the young hoppers are unable to force their way through the soil whire deep ploughing has been practiced. Therefore, all ploughing done between now and May 1st, next year, should be not less than six inches deep, the furrows to be well turned so that the eggs will bb covered deeply. Disking or cultivating is npt recommended when the land can be ploughed though' both these methods are better than nothing. Co, not bum roadways in autumn, rath-eiL allow the grass to remain, until the young hoppers hatch next spring w^en burning it will kill many of them. *:>>& :*??. Smith, Seed branch, Department of Agriculture, Edmonton. The conditlon.s are more limfAd in some respects than they were last year. Free freight on stock, hay or haying outfits will not be given to those who have more than one hundred head of cattle or horses or'300 head of sheep anil only two "cars of stock can be shipped north free and seven cars of bay south. -The dry area is defined as being south of a line from Lloydminster to Chipman. from Chipman to Tofield, frdm Tofiald to Camrose and from Camrose to We-taskawin and contl*iing west. The rates apply only within the province except tliat free freight will be given for hay brought from Saskatchewan or Manitoba to the dry area. The volume of feed In Central, and Northern Alberta in not as large as It was last year, There will probably be a hunderd thousand tons secured this year but there was a good deal more than this shipped last year. There is still available a good deal of pasture about which information can be secured by writing the d^p�rtment. J. McCAia, Chief Publicity CommlBSoner. for It, which they refused. A ifew days ago a breeder from Cfilifornia arrived at their farm and offered them $12,000 cash for the . animal, which they accepted. Some Wnds of beef on the "hoof is worth more than pork OD the hoof, valuable a# � is. (By J9hn J^rackejt, Prof�gBor.,6t riUd ' Kjisbaadry, UnlwnUty ot BaJSatoh-�wan; ia ranaera" Advocate.) The nf� of flunt^owers tor �nBnage Is a reUttlvely-taw iJrifetiee, at least In BO far as the atalks of "the plant are used for ;this purpose. To the Montana Bxperimental SUUoti is duie the craio.ting out tUe pctssiblUttes Of^utaiqiWetB^AS ft.i^lage:brox Atten> tMsi �^as; flifBi ;fo6UBW''w bHltlfii -ttitf^^crdp, Tifhen 111 XM5 at tKa |ixjik)Brimen;t�l:StiUoh at Bozeinan, gre�nsuiiflower stalks cat up with the feed cutter;were founff to be. eat-ei'iUjite'BatlBt^ctorlly dairy :cows. tiie.idJlbwingylBar, in addiUdn; to " Boqie of'the crop for;aoillng-^ur-,, ,8 portion ot It was put in the iloi.'' In i|h* Iw^^ years following!, more ipifloirwB, were: gh>Wn ,and more acound than the oat silage. This test was carried,on for a pdWod ot only a few days and should not, therefore, bo given undue importance. ^It was observed that the sunflower silage was more laxative than the oat silage. It seemed, therefore, from this test that rather lighter feedings than is comnlon with oat or corn silage should be given. With regard to the culture of the crop in Saskatchewan, our records indicate that sunflowers yield twice as much as corn under the soil and (dtmatic conditions that exist at Saskatoon.. The variety we have used is the same as that used by the Montana Experimental Station, namely* the Giant Russian. For silage purposes it may be sown any time during the last ten days of May either in hills or in rows. We liave always sown ours in rows about three feet apart at the rate of approximately fifteen pounds per acre. No experiments as to the time of planting or the rate of planting have been conducted. It is quite possible that fltteen,pounds to the acre is more seed than Is necessary. When �own in hills, or under very dry conditions in TOWS,fmrthej^apa^t than three feet, ar'Httla sk flte tp eight jjounds may be found satisfactory.. The'land should be P5^p'ared in the same way as for com. After the plants are up inter� tillage is necessary to control weeds and lessen evaporation. Ordinarily the crop should be allowed to grow as late as possible and still escape frost. When the seed is in the milk stage It Is considered that the crop Is In the best stage for harvesting. The cutting can be done satisfactorily by using the corn harvester. The filling of the silo with the sunflowers is carried ou't in exactly the same manner as if com were used. lusufflcient work has been done to enable one to estimate with any degree of accuracy, the probable vaUie of sunflowers in Western Canadian agriculture. There is, however, ,no.^ doubt of the ability to yield relatively high as compared with corn: its value as a feed promises much, but more data should be acquired before It can be considered to have safely passed the experimental^ stage; nothing ^s known of Its effect on the soil, whereas it has been shown time and time again that corn leaves the land in much better condition for a cereal crop than any other crop now used. mt eats, be Will D versa. kan Uttd a'o^an a f^py of th� "Lcthbrldga rieraW." ifiO r^adflp�rtB-but STOCKS. :"F6r;oiii' future a; Government Bond, a steady dividend from in--dustriaVo^.'Mn:ltclpal Foads would bo sure-I wonder If Will taaa made Canadian Trust Co. EXkcUTORS LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Cockshutt Rotary Disc Plow* ARE GUARANTEED TO WORK IN ANY KIND OF SOIL Light tractor power Lift, Sizes Z. 3 and 4 furr.ow. , , Traction Lavtr Lift, Sizes 4 to 24 Furrow. Horse Disc, H, 3 and 4 ^ji'^row. I STRONG, SIMPLE. DURABLE, EASILY ADJUSTED. 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It put on thb shoulders of an individual, it demands an amounV, of time and care that' tow business men can willingly spare from ' their own -affairs; moreover, should anything ^happen to the Individual before the estate is settled, confusion, litigation and delay, with accompany--J ug loas, frequently result. The Tmst Company specializing in the i^l ad^Ittlstratioh of property is the logical answer to^the question of whom to name as your Executor. Consult 'US now about tbts Important matter. , Tbe Trusts and Guarantee Cooipsnf, llniteil CALGARY.AND LETHBRIOOE. ALBERTA . Employers should not wait until increasing business forces them to employ anybody they can obtain, but should l6ok ahead and avail themselves of this unusual opportunity to enlist ..the services of highly trained workers, ordinarily secured only with difficulty. On application there can ot referred to you, for example :- engineers architects business executives accountants secretaries teachers uw clerks commercial artisis sales managers travelung salesmen chemists young college graduates . These workers are returning to civil occupations with increased initiative, a broader view of life, and a greater capacity for work. EMPLOYERS Please statis your reqt^rements to the nearest office of the EMPLOYMENT SERVp OF CANADA professional j(nD business section In each office the INFORMATION AND SERVICE BRANCH , DEPARTMpiT OF SQLDIERS' crviL RE-ESTABUSHMENT has a representative tb render special aervice in the re-estdblishment of the returned toldier. calgary. edmonton, 218 Luaster bu|. McAribar BBkbi T�l. No. �S1 ^7 ;