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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta page euimt thk Li-rnmmnfJij daily heralh SATURDAY. FEBHUAKY 1), t�18 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER 0 pci- in iustaiU'Os amounts to nvev I ivnt.. ! These prices tell n siory that can lumlly ho misunderstood. They vlcav-lv initietu^ ihui the available rool seed Much Interest Taken in Short Courses, Raymond this brunch of farm notivU -r-r--- j Miw\y is small, a fart thai a\so mrvy . ai . | ho g.ithoml l'i'ftm hujU'iT liton-tv of . J" Uhe last iwo'vearB. as i;ivr:i *hy the u-alth showed many very beautiful . |Ulliail|mi,lt of'customs. art* ol horses of world-witU;� i e:ioV .j r |M. th(, (.imi-Usian( v's om- ;ll|viee uKi themany lu>^e]ovrrsoM;a>nK>naifo ^ ^nvt^ who haw not taken iiiui virinily were more than i>lensod at t!i�� e\c;'Mt?at urosontaiion of iliis? sub jtvt by Mr. Calbrairb. to mo; �i rlhe preeaution to grow liuor own suuM is lo seenre \v\uuevor i;u.\ntUioi of :;eeil are needed for the ouuhig sea- Kaymond. I-Vh. v - \ *;orn1->i.'.ed aiai(; w ;:� very appreeiaiivr audh'iu-e groetrd ihm j-Uivcrnr.UMn ?aeaV its i"i Tliu;\-da\ morning a; tbe sho:' io-;;>e M'huo) t agrU'nhuve ;w i*aymon;- iujis were held in the oj^'ia !uiu-e -1 in.Jir.dna! ivsui:- o.�!.�UJuM ed in- such v ; ' I . F I'm' �A "it s.iui was :f .i^r: ruli n;*i'. timo:i "sper'; .'i'"1?)' )J fann oi I .'Mblo-MiTo. I'lai'.'-'o.^i of UeWiiUim, ai; .M.n'.n'.v^h of Mnv:."-.�d Morning scgsil'm Tiie tnorn iag scsfidu *..;> ; by A. S. HJao'ni'ood -j-.fa'-idi; on ivra>-> o-- and fodder crops, 'To i o:wr\v ilu-irrtiMry of onr fara^ v.-.> ;;;u. "And i"j dohii: so ibe farmer t> a; oiue am-fronted with [ho q!o\-thm of provuiiu-suiiai�le fodder for his livo stool:. As i lo"- i-numry h'-'c.oao- mo;v 1 hicVJy s^ttied a::ii the open :^n.m- more timi*-e:i i'A cMt1:); this o'leslior. beeomrs ibt-inore imj>o:,tan:. T.> wj-eiy eiei'idt-what fodde.r crop.- to ui ow. it U os-^eit.tia! to tak*j Into con.-ideralIon no: oa!y tise olass uf sttudc for w'nhh t!n grow-i. ituidon;aiiv Mr. Bhukwood drew hi yhvd This k'tter i;. ei:iireiy v eatroi oi* tiie farmer. Ami eniie.n thl^ will ^vork lni-rea>iu^ tlo- yield and ;e m 1 Kxperimotuai Karms No;e) Canada lias so far. as i> well known, relied almost entirely on Km'-ope tor her supply of root seed. He-fore the war. i.e.. as long as agricultural aufl transportation eouditions t!\e crops on 'son's rooi crop as early as possible. IUTRDETT 1 i'l'iio Our iand ;!ia' 1. .iii :;row lie,ter urain > '1 >*- ";'"!' hero in Has Been Relieved of Duties, Kut Sure He Will Be Vindicated Halifax. Fob. U. - Pilot Krnneis Mac-kay wlio recently was nrrestod on a ('barge of mauslatiKhJer in connection ��Jtli the Mont Hhuic-lmo collision ami' tmh^eAiueiU ox^loaiou, bus bo.o.n reUev-' oil from duty as a pilot hero. Pilot Mnckay yesterday made application to the Halifax Pilotage ConimiNsiou for release during the trial and Ills -re- V- Mere no: more of So'ither:: A Pa1. We br.vp lU Oi � :nr.t;. con.iii tons �arm' n: 1 v v.  �, and the Ea-.oraao1 i: \ jo ioc! the b Ce d proven to be hest adapted to ti'.is part of tho cou;ur>. f-ocal eon-ditions should In' studied ami only thai urain :;rouliiat \s best adapted !o loca:i:> � Te.it Csrmina'ing Power ' tar^it1!' shoiiUi ;.j'.-"a> s ;r>; t ae tnin.ttiny peewervof aV: seed; and no i 1 shoaiii l>e i;se,i .: .i; ed number of seeds to be tested  bfiv.ro;; ;wo -iiee;- of n;ois* biottitii; paper ! to fl days the test oan In-; omolerpd. hi r.h� s^jeeMon and breed-in^ of ptire seed every farmer should � latniliari^e w|:h tlit- true type of the 1 &rain he is raising. Then just bo-fore ' e7;rtinu his lie hi of .^rai::. let him Uirom;ii zhia field and e^ilect a tjuan- ; t�1 y 01 })o:ui5 nee to .type. hater, inre*h t-iese car. .\iUy ami nand pick-' ins taiut:d he will li'.O' a quantity of ideal seed wliioh he stiouhi .-ow next .-ea-on in isolated ex- j peiaauma; plot.-. Hy doim: ibis from; to immonselv j the 1 and restoration to duty.1' were norm t; there was no danger o  thankfl.|  . eVont such a ^-u-i-a1 success, tho trial and eonfnlont Hint a proper but with the\outbreak of the war the J 0^iU amount-d';"o si.m.Ou. | inquiry before a jury of this country conditinns became different. It is true j * ^rowuell on Tue-alav hist sold - will lead to my complete vindication rhat during \M4 and, l!>la the imports : ^.^ ^.^ Sf ortY ,,,U;(,od porth were not falling off; as a matter ot I . t^ hanUvar(, s,ort; to .K.^ph Chuf-! = fact Canada imported during Die.se j ^y ^ >!e(U(.ino lIaK wlut We under-� lins years more seed of both niangel and Uuniri inlomls lo Un.lUr Uoltl lh�.! nuirl5o Hurt of Many berries was turnips tnandurm* any pre ^.1 > : U M,rin,;. hero this- weok and. if we remember A mere study of Um impoit hgu e� \hn^ }Wyvv ,f (JrasM U)k(l was therefore pave t.10 mipression that) visU|>, [o iW Unvu Un. ;l f(,w ll;iys lanada a; U;e end; of 1 l> was not jn wooki WhU(S ,uM.t! purL.h:tsed an> danger of havum the seed supply t of , Invvn f serious^- curtailed in the immediate! (mure. However, as vhe prospects for j1 ^ ' 2C -a-'it su re # 1 rodiUev Is liable o� iv:n:t- � l?:;o-kwvp> of ijither fodder or see-';. Many objt*o \o ar;j\vi:\s hroiv.es a.--c.eaoi of thv iliiticulty of eradmating when liu* sod ir- broken up. Hut litis i* easily overeome^by inte'iiigenr metiiods of euUivau'oii. Pasr-jre- -;j1 Jane. r:u-r. plough it Limb.-"1- uso U;e packer if smooth lit*- su". , e and double �;;-.; i: and cvoss-wi.-o. As at aMli-ivl-.WW as ii begin.-* ce:' no: wa year 1 o y^ar h" is imna-ie tio- \oiuuie and improve quality his eroi1. The spcakt-r also greatiy emphasized , tao ;/no oi rhv fanning miil, as diil also ; :lw next sjieaker. Mr. Hush Macinfoslu ; of Math-nd. in sptaking on "Prepara- . mom uf y.'.- i. Mr. Macimosb gave' a \rvy jiraciical address, impressing: on � iiis audioiKv- p.artieniarly ihe great no- ; i essity of treating all seed for smut ; and other se*"�d diseases. j "If you will clean and iv-dean yoviv j soed earefuliy yoi: will get from vj | husi'.cds nor aero ureaier vjelri than if ibis i- m>: dome." said the speaker, ami tiever ;0rge 1 'w 1:aisoever a :nan se.\.eUi, that snail i:e also reap."'' Weed Control "Weed Control'" was deal; with by i'le,". Stephens, who urged every farm- . o.- pre:;ei:: to -end 3o the Pn-vineia! \ he par; ami: t of Agriculture and e-.-t f! ct- P:i'dr exet.l:e!:t ijiustrated liooklet. "Wfrefis of Alberta." To eradicaio.1 weed- m-e mttst know ilwin and treat | rhetii according 10 their habit** of life.'; 'AV'urn the farmers of this province!' grt. down to y.n i'UOuigf-m. and sys- i remaiic sy.-'em of crop rotation. :im f wo to' problem wi.'l he just about] s.dvo/k" -ra!-^d the speaker. "Is tl>- ; a red t::si)Hi-Tor a failure? her every; man be own weed inspector and j wage etnrnal warfare 'on every weed \ iha; dares show above ground." Quirt; I an interesting discussion ensued and' Prof. Sff-phtms explained methods to ' h^- used in exterruinaiiEg such well; known weeds as mustard. Russian \ Thistle, srinkwe^i and Canada This- | tie. ; Ineu; and highly Jr)*t.r:;e:ive addy^s I jnereased Production 1 �Selection of Seed." Athena re- T t . . t. , ! } Jn the evening Jas. Mrhais ot hd- � an early peaee continued to remain far off. the agricultural activities m the seed raising countries of Kurope had to he directed almost exclusively toward production of food for the armies. As a consequence, root seed growing was being neglected, especially in Prance, a fart that became noticeable as early as 1=Uik The immediate result of this \vas a rapid decrease in the stwi. supply in nmde b necessary tor ibe root seed ' producing countries to prohibit the e\-  port of root seed for the duration of i the ^war. When this embargo took: effect, it be^an to be realized,, in far-; seeing quarters at leas;, that there; uas a real danger of shortage in the seed fciippiy needed by Canada in the neai future. The danger gradually took oti a more serious aspect, as to tho difficulty of actually securing seed . in K11 rope was being added the. difficulty of shipping it across the Atlantic in safety. At present the root seed situation1 is far from a; satisfactory as one could wish i; to he. and wha�* it wjj] he like later in the season is ditfieult to fores ell with accuracy now. One thing is certain, however, and thai is that ihe price that liave to bo paid by root growers for seed this, year will ho abnormaiiy high. A catalogue just received from a higiiJy respectable seed house qiiDtes prices that were unthought of in the pre-war times of plentiful supply. Mangel seed is on the average�quoted at one doil&r.a pound, as against 4."> cents hist year: swede turnip seed is offered at about $l.*m a pound, as compared wiili about d."( cents a year a^o, and in field carrot seed there is an increase over iasf year'?> prices that Miss Hrown formerly of hethbridge who has been giving muMe lessons here for two days a week this winter now has so many pupils that it demands her whole time and site has decided to locate here permanently. Mr. Hall, sales manager for the Swift Canadian Co., was a visitor to our town this week ami expressed himself as well pleased with tin's difc-l&irove which �triot iiuil l^dk'ted a bumper crop for the weather rightly which usually visits, the ManyhVrries district this time of the year it will be quite a change for Charlie ttt come to this warm climate again. The t?as Co. have a force of surveyors at work locating the sites for sever a 1 n e w w ells tho c ont pa 11 y a re going to drill ibis summer. ^ X. F. Kdhuidflias purchased an imported Percheron stallion this week from a firnt>ot horse importers located in Iowa. Mr. til font left here on Wednesday for a trip to Minnesota and the mid-dle^ west states. A Great Combination J L LUSTRATION shows Big Four"20"\ with Emerson Plow A and power hoist, The BigFoui"*20": motor raises or lowers the plow by simply pushing a foot lever-whether tractor is running or standing KtttV. Plows, when raised, nre out of wny ot everything. When lowered. �re adjustable to any depth you wish to plow. Don't waste room and time turnfnff: back tip and plow onr comers. Plows may bo quickly detaphed and tractor used for harrows. dWu*�, drills, mowera. etc.-and all belt work. Tha tout cylinders o (ii.-oiiix ^Y''iy ;�vo 10 four v.o-r-.-.-nr.ii i�y *h i". i'oaiit-r o:v;t ioijf-i'ifd upon :iy the sno^ki/v. 'n up Kii-;-!>;. ;iiu>*!.":* .-poi.Jrt:". Oi loo (irrun l'oii-1I1 r t.roiis. tall rye. oat-, jit'as and oniz. suuuw rom mid rape wtre /ie:*lr wit-j. Tho vaho' of rape n> :i fo;;de:' 'Top tor ,^hov]� u\\y ailo\f-iiig rljt-:r: io lo'f-d on V>. only for a lim-iiin:-� each tlay, increasing tiie time from day to day. Geiection of Seed \p. Vivi afiprnoon Prof. Stopi.-eiis g?.ve on quires annually nearly rour miiliun Luslif-lsi of st'cl ami tin* average yioUi over tho. province for 1!�17 was for spring wheat 11* bushel?, oat.-? sr. bu^li-?l.*5. ami barley 2S hu-hr-U per wre. A.-tiie^e fiRures are very small ro:r.;.'ar-.l i �4t. t Hi ^ ii - NEYT 1 LOAN ON r