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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRimiE OAltf turn Uta OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS to Crack by the by Ex Al heretofore Intimated the JlftS reason to be prond of the advanc ed Steps taken In favor of progressive Largely owing to its In fl lien co cftn be credited such acts as half of Institutions and policies that nre In legislation the Women Suffrage Act Is an The chief reason for not having hnd the benefits of the Chnutauqua soonpr Direct Woman than we did was a sort of the present Liquor Rural Hospij and the chief opposition to progres and ninny other progressive measures of ft similar the farmer Is nhle to handle success Hilly large business Is proven by the success of the different farmers elevator and par ticularly by that of the United Grain so that slowly but surely the United Farmers are asserting and widening their Influence and proving tfcelr Should Be It is eminently proper that the or without being should be and where ln novations which are essentially sound but which are not put into practice because of prejudice or the farmers organization should not be Hive educational institutions like solidated arises from name and one of the troubles in adapting new policies and Institu tions ie to be able to know that the measure advocated is really practi cal and sound and adapted to our peculiar To differentiate between real progress and the numer ous visionary schemes that are con tinually being advocated by enthu siasts is One fellow will advocate phonetic and ano ther the adoption o the Metric Sys and another some other and we are inclined to class them all We forget who have nsed the Metric System as per taining to dollars and and wonder why It is that the slow in overcoming such j eoplo of Ule mother country contin Already we have had sufficient w to use tne old cumbersome sys ience to know that it we are united lem ot poundg shillings and we can overcome prejudices on be Food Will Win the War Serve your country and yourself by raising FOOD on the fertile plains of Western The Canadian Pacific Railway makes it easy for you to Lands 911 to an acre irrigated land up to 20 years to Loan to assist settlers on irrigated Get full particulars and free illus trated literature from ALLAN Gnlfell 8C5 1H CALGARY RAM SALE LETH ALT October 9th and 10th Under the auspice of the Southern Alberta Wool Growers over one hundred owning Entries Close July 1st Entry blanks may be had en application to the Sherlock No one who has become accustomed to the dollar as unit will ever advo cate to go back to the pound and shil because the dollar with its divi sions is so much better adopted to our and yet both Canada and the United States continue to liang on to the foot and the to the ounce and the and the differ ence between the number of ounces in the avoirdupois and apothecaries and to the bushel and to the quart the gallon and think no thing but what this is the best sys tem yet in We f rget that with those people who have used the metric system that the old systems that uso nre as awkward to them us the pound and shilling division of currency to us who use tne Metric Now tho reason why we flO hot adopt tho metric system as Intimated ie not that It has never been tested and therefore la in the cate gory of phonetic but It la bemuse thnt we are unable to got away from the old groove In which we havo boon besides the adoption of the easier find simpler division greatly facilitates and lessens the difficulties In the progress of trmlo with other nations as well ns with and is much easier comprehended by other people OOIIIP to make their homes with us and who must lenrn our language and business If the metric eys tcm Is the best system in vogue to lets adopt If the New Zea land and Australian system In regard to the Interest of the child and the ried through during tftUntioni The LethbfiiUe Northern pfttjMt was originally designed to cover about Acres in a compact farmer to take Irrigation water for all ot his land that would come under the and would bars cost aboilt wfiuld ijut many prefer not to havo all their land under even lit IMtf low bormiso not all of then are fully experienced In this line of Whereas hardly a single farmer would not enough water to onefourth of his land der so as to grow clover and grasses to have more feed and water for hie For this he would be willing to much more per Irrigable It is believed by some that tho wa ter could be carried to a very great many more giving each a The cost per acre would be but they would bo wllllngto pay up to even per ncre for this privilege for small If anything like acres could be watered at somethliiR like that fig ure a capital sumof would be Irrigation associations i iiiiKuiiuu noQUkfinnuiia care of the mother is an advanced and j be K0 could better system than lets adopt In short let the leaders of the be active In the selection of the best policies and practices fh vogne in the known world today and1 adopt such of those that are adapted to our Such indeed Is one of the missions of our great We happily lo cated in a new are more or less unhampered by the pre judices of older and while we should make haste slowly in the paths that load toward the we should be able to put In practise the best of the theories that the most progressive countries have found to be safe and Incidental for a question to discuss in the local we suggest a resol ution in favor of the adoption of the metric The time is quite op on the battlefields ot the allies are getting used to this sys and it is probable that when the soldiers return they too will call for its but this suggestion ie only Incidental to the main theme of this which let us be progres without being To be be bonded just as a city bonds repaid by taxation and sinking or amortization plan over 2510 such bonds would be a splendid secur and should get a comparatively low rate Interest in normal and be desirable and rnslly market The Canadian Pacific Hallway have their Irrigated land around he latest sulee being at 5 allowing even tor the added value dr Irrlga lion represents thli tor future Material Is labor Is money it Just now Tnier But a Lethbrjdge When this western country lit There are also further possibilities for commissioner of haii shown that waters are Available for acree In the region to the South and east ot POINTS ON THt CULTIVATION OF although one of the moat delicious is one of the hardent in many parts of It 4lamps oft easily in the is often badly affected by root maggot and frequently does not head In raising transplant them from the seed pot or flat to ft distance of about two indies apart each way as soon as poselblo after the seed This perj mlta a freer circulation of air be1 tween the and makes the ger of damping oft much Root magebts are bad nearly every year In many places In and often prevent practically all the plants from Bgge are laid on the ground near the plapt which sooji hatch into which eat the roots and thus cut off tho supply of to Injury from A tnf ffllt disc should be placed around plant close to the ground at the time at it win be too Intn Pull particulars IA regard to the uteo Of tho tlisc can be obtained from the Department df first If the planting to ealiHflbwef IB a it a plnntlhf should be as cauliflowers Ire much easier to grow In late earlier dtinimer as the are not so trouble some at that there is usu ally an abundant stfpply of tf tho soil in which are growing is they will not head well aa they need lots of mustbe growing without ft from start to IRRIGATION FARMING By Mnrnoeh in The Monetary small acreage of each farm could he I irrigated so as to ensure steady crops Irrigation farmers in the Leth indi Magrath and Ray mond districts have done well dur ing the past Their crops of al falfa and hay were good and were harvested In excellent For such of these crops as were not fed on the farm and then walked off on the a good market at high prices has Success of the Irrigation As the Irrigation farmers who came here during the past ten to fif teen years have become better estab they have increased their hold Ings of livestock and they now find Builders9 Supplies WOOD FIBRE EMPIRE HOL LOW LETHBRIDGE AND MEDICINE HAT ROOF BUILDING AND TAR FIRE PLACE MANTLES AND BEAVER PLATE MURANESE COMMON AUTO MINING The Western Supply Equipment PHONE 1044 FOURTH LETHBRIDGE Change In Train Service EFFECTIVE JUNE GOING VIA ALDER8YDE NORTH VIA MACLEOD 9 Lethbrldge Macleod Maclcod Calgary Medicine Medicine A Lethbridge Manyberries except For further particulars apply to any Agent or write to District Passenger Agent of alfalfa and pasture This same view having been cated many a time to the writer in i the course of his talks with various I he had prepared a short memorandum on the subject during raising the question generally as to whether we were guiding our i selves well as to the disposal of the I limited amounts of water that are available for irrigation by diversion from our rivers and A pre liminary enquiry on this subject seems to indicate that It may be possible to carry some of the propos1 3d diversions to greater distances Undertaking 20 per cent Discount As prices are advancing fre we have bought an ex tensive stock in order to protect public we invite you to call and see us before COUNTRY AND CITY ORDERS RECWVE OUR USUAL PROMPT ATTENTION MacKay and MacXay 803 3rd Lethbridge Phone 1802 Never Closed that their pioneer efforts are being thanhave beeis originally well Most of them made mistake of buying too much aud they had a hard struggle to make pay ments on higher priced irrigated land which their limited labor force could not put under cultivation fully under The present period high prices for agricultural produce of all kinds enables them to take the fullest advantage of all their holdings by growing grain on acreage not brought under and alfalfa and hay crops on the more developed irrigat ed land and while the byeproduct of the fields provides cheap feed through the Stubble and from so as to serve a much greater territory with smaller ot rather than to concentrate our irrigation facilities in a but less extended area This latter is the practice thatihas been followed up till and all the engineering and ec onomic involved have hitherto pointed to that being the only feasible means for using available di verted But our experience during the years of development points to the necessity for using all of our advantages for the greatest service to the greatest In other K a certain amount of the straw the alfalfa and hay water1 can be delivered to a much 1 provide pasturage and sufficient feed greater number of it would i for their sheep and Those same circumstances havo been very advantageous to recent purchasers of irrigated of whom there has been quite a consid I erable number this Their first broken land has gone under grain which has brought them excellent re turns and as the cultivation under grain provides both revenues and a proper means of preparing the land I for irrigated they have been j very fortunate as to their choice of t time for settling seem to be better to do so than to deliver greater amounts of water to a smUNer number of farms in a more concentrated Of it is at once apparent that the construction of longer ditches would make the per acre cost greater but the universal desire of farmers who have no irrij gallon is to have water for a small j area and the greater cost per acre irrigated would not be such a draw back as might at first sight particularly if it were arranged that the water allotted to each farm could I During the year practically all of be used on any part of the acreage the remaining land under the Alberta because this would enable a farmer j Railway and Irrigation propect has to make rotations of hla crops on dif I been and there will be a con ferent parts of his elderable accession of practical irrlj Lethbridge Northern gallon farmers In 1918 to the Leth1 It may be found upon investigation 1 bridge Irrigation which has that Hie wafer which the Irrigation consistently shown good results un der that method of intensive cultiva Crops on Irrigated The general average crop of alfalfa on irrigated land ran from four to four and a half tons per Tim othy yielded one and a half to wo Both ofthese crops were har vested in good and there has been a ready for so much as could be spared for sale outsiili ot this immediate Potatoes on Irrigated land yielded from six to eight tone per and the prices realized have been very Extension of The above remarks regarding the successful pursuit of irrigation fann ing in this in which climatic and soil conditions have proved so lead naturally to some con sideration M to the best uses to Branch of the Department of the In terior lias shown to he available from the Old Man River above Macleod for this project may be used to greater advantage for established farmers and for the country by spread ing as indicated in the above dis to a much larger number of farms than had been contemplated or No doubt this matter will fngage the attention of the irrigHticm brunch in their further investigations regarding this The same considerations will also doubtlesa guide the further investiga tions will be made regarding the proposed distribution of diverted wat ers to the large areas that prelimin ary surveys have shown may bo brought under irrigation in the dis tricts to the south and east uf Leth It is esKPiitlal for the best iuturosts which diverted waters may be In j of tho future development of this dis an address at the 1917 convention of the productive quality of the VISITORS ARE IMPRESSED With the good taste and dig nity of monuments produced by They note the chasteness of the designs and tbe fidelity which has been given to every We are prepared to sub designs for monuments of any character from a simple headstone to the most elabor Lethbridge Monumental and Cut Stone 8 the Western Canada Irrigation Asso the Minister of Agriculture for made some interesting remarks on the factors that limit soil of which has been HO amply de that there should be no cessation of the Important work of continuing research into the entrinopr ing and economic possibilities for rlculturul production In various conn making the greatest use uf such wat tries In aome the extent of the land ers us may be available to be spread Itself is the limiting factor in others over the the possibility of applying fertilizer In others lab or while In u great part of our wettern particularly the southern portions of Alberta ami moUsiiire is Hie limit ing Kariiiirn usint drytarm j ing curry tliii luoifituru to next suiniiub Bummer fallowing but u runner niivinf irrl gatiou water available can route his i crops uiid farm his himl Muijiarweil mentioned the enor mous advantage that would accrue to j pny farm in these areas it even n Taber It was hopud that thu project which provides for mulling me of the waters from the Alhrti liuil wuy and Irrigation inigu by carrying llitit water to impale Keventfiun thousand 01 land near Ituruwell and Tuber liuVbeen gone on with in I lull no Hiiirt has yet bten maite mi ilifci great engineering work is and it should be possible to arrange the business de tails to unable the work to be car THB irro STANDARD BANK OF CANADA MEAD OFFICE TORONTO TRUST FUNDS Our Savings Department gives you a guarantee of absolute security and interest at current 39 13th 4th Avenue t The Young Mans Best Recommendation A Savings Account is more than a start towards financial is a mark of One of the strongest recommendations in the world of business that a young man can is a Merchants Bank showing a record of consistent A Savings Account may be opened which shows how highly we regard the accounts of those who desire to MCRCHANTS BANK Head Office OF LE7HBRIDGE MONARCH NOBLEFORD Established 1 Acting Acting OF CANADA Open a Housekeeping Account and Pay Your Bills by Cheque There is a decided ad vantage In depositing your housekeeping money in the Union Bank of and issuing Cheques for your You avoid the risk ol keeping a considerable sum in your home or carrying It when snd each when becomes a Receipt N LETHBKiOGE BRANCH Manager CARDSTON BRANCH Manager BARONS BRANCH Manager A Prosperous City worth of Grain and other field pro ducts pass annually through the City of are you putting aside a little for the lean years which will come Buy a Victory Bond or two and see that your Will is properly The British Canadian Trust HEAD 315 FIFTH STREET ALBERTA PHONE 1843 Your WillIs it Ready Delay in the making of a Will has caused many an estate to pass to those for whom it was not Why not see to yours at once Consult our Trust All information gladly given without WRITE FOR OURBOOKLET ON The Trusts eod Guarantee limited CALGARY AND ALBERTA LETHERlOGE OFFICE BANK OF COMMERCE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE FOR THE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF MEDICINE RED Tim A r A i TRATORS SALE OF TA LANDS There will beoffered for sale at PUBLIC subject to a reserve tho lands described The Sule will bo conducted at the offices of The Standard Trusts v Alberta by Peter La on the 4th DAY of JUNE 1918 at llto hour of 1 oclock in the on the following terms 20 hiilanco in nix Iqual consecutive annual instal Intercut nt BCVRII per Clear unencumbered titles will bo Tuxes all paid to end of 1917 from which date piuvhaeora will future HOG PRODUCTION It is a matter of the greatest importance that Canada should increase her produc tion of BACON HOGS and other live stock as there is at present a worldwide short age of Good markets for some time to come are All All All All All All 4 All All All The InndK uro nil fioiivonlont to church and school arc a most desirable mill Hie opportunity is afford fid farmoiH or HID Invest Ine public to acquire thorn lit moderate prices niid on easy For further apply to tho Kethbridgc Winnipeg offices of THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE will gladly mike loans to assist farmers in good standing to acquire live w Lethbridge Trusts Company ADMINISTRATORS HEAD OFFICE ;