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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1921, Lethbridge, Alberta SA'n'FUUY, FEBRUARY 19, THE USTHbiuiAjb PAGE OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER FARM CONFERENCE FINDINGS Wall-limed, wvll-orgunlxed. and well-conducted, conference held uaclor Lho direct ;mspicos of the Albortn Department of Agriculture WM held in this dly Friday. HusIiiHSs mau of Lathbrldw iMtu hive attended many of a similar nature agree thut It Van one of the moit practical ever hold In thn city. Tho iittcMiluni-o WIIB Krutlfyluft aUhouuli many more would havo been present hail tho weutlinr lieou warmer. Tho farmeri preiwnt waro Hontatlvo. liowoviM'.'coinh.R an they did from overy >art of tha dint riot eftnt. and of Luthhridgo. The meaty. There wore no frills, no nights of oratory, no oily no announcements of government policies. This was refreshing to nay the leut. It WIIB it candid, Intelligent, constructive dincijsalon of conditions as they exist toihiy. fold facts resolutely faced and grave problems affecting ugriuulUire uurnr.Uly grappled. Tho deputy minister WM frank enough to admit that tho officials wore not in as close touch with condi- tiona in Southern Alberta an they ought to be. For this reason he wtntod to know just how Ihojncn on tho land viewed things. Soil drifting was looked upon an tho most serious to agriculture in tliis country. Other problenls mentioned were weeds, too large ftn acreage under cultivation and, of course, drought. To meet these dilticulties and overcome them in a period of readjustment tv.llowing conditions which means a lower level ot prices all along tho areas and more intensive farming wis strongly urged. Self-preservation demands this. Tho whole systam of farming must be changed to fit into changing world conditions. Mixed .farming is iuevit- ahlo. 'The old-fashioned ways followed in tho older countries should and must bo introduced horo. That la certain. As Mr. Noble .pointed out, the day of the super-farmer, the lund baron, is passed. A half-section as a maximum was considered by Mr. Noble to be an ideal Turin for the average maSi in the West. The large areas must be ciU up into smaller farms, thrifty homeseekers placed on these farms, a, deep-rooted devotion to Canada as a permanent home fostered, the placing of some pure bred stock on the farms encouraged, and the necessity of In- tensive cultivation shown. Something concretn was done. The root of things was found. Tlie needs of the hour were made clear. Resolutions were passed endorsing irrigation, asking Cor the establishment of the farm bureau system to furnish the farmers with intelligent, reliable guidance, and endorsing agricultural survey of tho province. Any one of these actions is sufficient to justify the conference. Let's have more of them. The Department of Agriculture did the proper tiling in calling the conference at this most opportune season. E. Blaekwooil, Wlnton; 1, S. H. BlacUaldi; 1. J. W. Caylcr. 49, dnie 1. I. W. Luem, Cayley; 2, Philip Mirror. Class CO, Red Clover 1, C. P. R. Demonstration Farm, Brooke. OMB 61, Alilkt 1, C. .P. K. Pemonitratlon farm, Brooks. Clmi. 02, Alfalfa 1, Duke ot Sutherland Karm, Itrooki; 2, C. P. K. Demonitratlon Farm, Brooks; 3, II. L. Jowett, Brooks; 4, GUfen Orion. Class 03, 1, C. P. R. Demon stratlon Farm, t, B. K. Rai- Wetavklwin; 3, McDougatl Grattuni. 54, Irish 1, Ada M. Murphy, Edmonton; 2, R. and J. Broadfoot, Lougheed; 3, I. P. Holulk. Innltfree. Class 55, Potatoes, Early 1, I. H, Holnik, Innlsfree; 2. J. W. LUCES, Cayley; 3, H. Hengitler, Bowden. Class 56, Potatoes, Table I, Wm. Pick, Provost; 2, F. T. Rickett, Edmonton; 3, I. P. Holnik, Innisfree. Class 57, Potatoes, Wee 1, I. V. Holnik, Innisfree; 2, F. T. Rickett, Edmonton. Class 5S, Potatoes, Gold 1, J. W. Lucas, Cayley; 2, I. P. Holnik, In- nisfree. Class 59, Potatoes, special by Marsh- all Bacers Hardware Co., best exhibit of Irish Cobbler Special, Ada M. Murphy, Edmonton. Clatu 60, Potatoes, special by P. Co., Best exhibit of Potatoes I. P. Holnik, Innisfree. Provincial Seed Fair; Awards of the Judges IRRIGATION IN AFRICA SOUTH Following is tho complete list of. Class 36, 2, Wheat, Spring, and free from impuritie Class 2, 1, Sprin i r jo, zone wneai, opnng, Milling H. A. Dow- ler, Mulhunt; 2, Hnbt. McAllister, Redway; 3, W. H. Waddflll, Lacomhe. Class 17, zone 2, Wheat, special by Alberta Pacific Grain Co., Special, C. W. Allsopp, Swalwell. Class 18, zone i, Wheat, special by .T. H. Ashdown -Co., Beit awards of the Thirteenth Animal Pro- .vincial (lovenuneiit Seed Fair at Cal- gary, February 11 to 17. The competi- tion was a succoss in etery way. all exhibits being strong, clean, bright impurities or diseases: ig Wheat, Red Fyfe-1, Oeo. Willoughuy, Sedgewick; 2, W. A. nishoii. Oyen; 3, R. J. H. A. Dowler, Mul- Broadfuot, Louuliecd. Class ;i. zone 1. Spring Wheat, Mar- Wm. White, Killam; 2, O. J. J. W. Barty, Sedge- wirk; -1, Jas. Nolty, Stettler. Class -1, 7one 1, Spring Wheat; Mar- John Foster, Lougheed; 2, Chas. Ball, Sedgewick; R. Gates, Oyen; 4, Nick Taitinger, Claresholm. Class-5, zone 1, .Wheat, Red Fyfe R. a.nd J. Brojdtoot, Lougheed. Class 6, zone 1, Wheat, Marquis O. J. Olsen, Munson; 2, J. W. Lucas, 3, .Sinclair Bros., Rumsey; -1, J. F. Anderson; Ray- mond. Class 7, zone 1. Wheat, Milling J. W. Potts, LOUB- heecl; 2. John Foster, Longhead; 3, J. F. Anderson, Raymond; 4, Nick Taitinger, Claresholm. Class 8, zone 1, Wheat, special by lass 20. zone 1, Oats. Long ti( ''hoa Hall 't Tnti ti i hurst. Class 19, Wheat, best bushel wheat from both zones and on exhibition by Riley L. W. Potts, Lougheed. Cli 1, Chas. Ball, Sedgewick; 3, John Foster, Lougheed. Class 21, zone 1, Oata, Medium Type J. W. Lucas, Cayley; 2, Mrs. Ron J. Woodhill, Sedcewick; 3, JR.- and J. Broadfoot, Lougiieed; f, Ernest Weg- ener, Orion. Class 22, aone 1, "short 1, Wm. Pick, Provost Class 23, zone 1, 'Oata, Long Type Duke of Sutherland Farm, Brooks.. Class zone 1, Oats. Medium J. W. Lucu, Cayley. Class 25, Oats, Short No entries. Class 26, zone- Oats, special by STEEP HILL LEVEL CROSSING DOUBLE CORNER i- X CROSS ROADS a lack of stuck iudi Ui4 dairy cows, brood sows anil Mr Crtlg wax In rumr ot the dis- trict agent, providing government was propuiwl to wot aside money tg employ cspaliln men. Ueltor never in- augurate tlin movcmunt It interior aud luexporumced men ttre lo bo ploycMl. Tin) province had two good agents now mill they .wore doing val- uable work In tholr ciinununltlaii. Following tho deputy minister, u vote of thanks urns tendered tho gov- ernment officials ulna Urn LelhbrldKO 'Board (if Trails for tho entertainment part of tho evynt and tho Interest It. was manifesting In tho jiruMoms the farmer generally. Prof. Cutler re- plied on behalf of tho official party. Thla brought n highly practical and timely conference to a close. The British. Road Department and the Ministry of Transport are recom- mending local authorities to standardize the warning signs to motorist! and hare approved those shown above. On account of the difficulty in se- curing materials, etc., work on exist- ing irrigation projects In South Af- rica during the war period was some- what retarded and proposed schemes postponed, quotes the Reclamation Record from Commerce Reports. The government now proposes to go ahead with Its original plans, and anticipates spending to an- nually on irrigation during the nent ten years. The most important irriga- tion project now in course ot con-' struction is the Hartebeestpoort Dam across the Crocodile River. The dam is two hundred feet high and is the largest and the highest structure of its kind in South Africa; together with the canals, etc.. depending on it, it us estimated to cost The LISTER1NC SUMMERFALLOW WILL STOP THE SOIL DRIFTING, FARM CONFERENCE DELEGATES TOLD Need of Intcniive Culti- Mutt Come in South Alberta. The second and final session of the trict. He farmed acres and had always made it pay. He was also a merchant and his farm liad paid him a bigger return thau his store, and he had done pretty well out of the store. Mr. Martin, of Taber, developed ii rattling good speech, dispensing sun- shine aud optimism as well as Intel- HAVE YOU A (Grain Guide) Professor Kezer, of the Colorado Agricultural College, says: "Blowing can controlled if it is taken in time. Feasibly thie year thero will be more growers taking the sit- uation In hand in time to make prepar- ations for preventing blowing, and thua reduce losses. "If tho land is dry, any of our soils blow. Some protection can be aC- forded by drilling ynla tho pruvillliiK direction of _____ On new full of organic natter, this protection will tv In must cases. On liadi Ult huvu IMMIII under the plow for in whJdi the orguolc i has been reilm-wl, or on undy Undfl, I this cross drilling will not furnllb tut- i I'ii'ii'iit protection. trouble with blowing la that tho winds start the I soil to moving. Moving soil Iwoeni up more soil, pulverizes it, and loou heavy ilam.iKO and soil lURvenunt re- Bulls. A fi-w listed furrows put In j crosswise the dhiwtlon of the pre- i vailhiB winds will almost completely control tho blowing. The blowing tun lie stopped, oven after it is started, by I throwing in tho furrows, two or three. i then leavinp a space of u few rods, then throwing in a few more. The saudier the land, the more frequently I must the listed furrows be thrown in. I "Good farming and the rotation of j crops will reduce the danger. But when blowing commences, the throw- ing In of listed furrows constituted the best protection for the immediate sit- uation. Often a few listed furrows bt the -windward side of the field will pro- tect the whole field. Sometimes It Is necessary to put in furrows more fre- quently at intervals of from to 20 rods. UNPREPAREDNESS -FAILURE A bank account is an assistant In character building. It establishes the confidence, independence and pride which increases effort and paves the way to success. Opei an account to-day and be THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE PAID-UP CAPITAL RESERVE FUND 'JI5.000.000 LETHBRIDGE BKANCH-.K. TV. Reikie, Mannger. I United Grain drawers. Deal, Marquis Cockshutt Plow Co., Best Banner Oatg Wm. Whyte, Killam. Class 91 zone 1, Wheat, special by Western Canada Flour Mills, Milling dam of ninety-two feet high and feet long on the crest, thereby tre- ating a huge reservoir With a capac- ity of acre-feet. The eatimat- cost of this undertaking Is 000. On the Kumriassie Rlrar in the Cape Province another project of con- siderable magnitude was commenced Tho resolutions committee, compos- i wards arrlTing at n workubie basla ed of Messrs. Lathrop, Noble, for farming Jn this country. Not the least interesting and hope- Marnoch. Cutler and Longman, brought in their report, which con- ful suggestions made was the system 8iated o( the tliree resolutions stated of llstering the land as it is done in; above. The resolutions were unanj- Kansaa, Nebraska and other states mously adopted after some discussion. having tli3 soil-drifting menace, ,tho menace thatrfcoms largest before the nleua Ihu sarnn hero. He un- alterably opposed to bare summer- fallow. Ha said we've jot lo get Iwck to fbo old-fashioned fray, intensive rather than extensive farming. H. g. Allen, of UM must' successful farmtn ta Children's Savings Account It is a pleasure not a open Savings Accounts in the names of your children. Even if you intend to deposit but a dollar at a time in each account, we welcome ,this business because it is an educa- tion in thrift, and we are glad to assist you in teaching your children to save. opens a Savings Account Deposits of and upwards are welcomed. MCRCHANTS BANK Hud Office :Montrul. OF CANADA Established 1804. R. I. DINNING. M.UKT w.T.Homwc, iln a Buoni ind Nohleiofj. it open TucuUys uid F to A YEAR FOR LlfE A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITY PROVIDES IT betttr life investment available better wcurity obtainable be seiwd or levied upon for any cauu be replaced if stolen or destroyed affected by trade depression from Dominion Income Tai medical examination required Anyone over the age of S years resident or domiciled is Cmvsa may purchase. Any two peraocu tnay put chase jointly. may purchase for their their for their ministers. Apply to free, to S. H-H Banking by Mail _ Because you live at a distance is no reason why you should risk the loss of your money by fire or theft, Mail it to the near- est branch of The Bank of Nova Scotia, whether you have an account or not. If you have no nccount, your remittance will open one and you will receive by return mail a bank book showing the amount at your credit. If you already have- an account, a prompt acknowledg- ment of the deposit will be sent you. 19B THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA B. M. M.cleod Mmaper Lethbridge BRITISH CANADIAN TRUST COT HEAD OFFICE, CONYBEARE BLOCK LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA AUTHORIZED TO ACT AS EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, ASSIGNEE, GUARDIAN, TRUSTEE GENERAL FINANCIAL AGENTS AUTHORIZED TRUSTEE UNDER BANK- RUPTCY ACT It Costs Nothing to obtain our advice, based on twenty-five years of experience, in the distribution of your estate under your will. We invite confidential inquiries in any matter pertaining to the administration of loatates. TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company, Limited 220 8TH AVE. W., CALGARY ALBERTA. LETHBRIDGE OFFICE, BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING, J. W. McNicol, Inspector. ;