Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
It >AGE EIGHT THE LETHBRIDGE DAlLTf HERnXD SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1918 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS (Some Nuts to Crack by the U. P. A., by S. S. Dunham, Ex Vice-Pros.) As heretofore intlmateil the (T.F.A. Jias reason to be prouil of the nilvanc-ocl steps taken in favor of progrosslve ineasurea. Largely owliip to Its Influence can be creciiteil such acts as Direct Legislation, Woman Suffrage, halt of Instltutiona and policies that are sound, in legislation the Women Suffrage Act is an example. 'I'ho chief reason for not having hart the benefits ot the Chautauaua sooner than wo dirt was a sort of prejuilico. the present Liquor Act, Rural llosipi-jaml the chief oppo.'iition to progios- tals, and many other progressive njeaaures ot a similar character. That the farmer is able to handle success-lully larso busines? in.o are unable to gut away from the old groove, in which we have been running, besides tho adoption ot tho easier and simpler division greatly facilitates and lessens the iliffUultii's in the progress ot trade with other nations as well ns with ourselves, and is much easier comprehended by other people ^vho come to inalie their liomes with us and wlio must leant our language and business methods. If the metric system Is the best system in vogue today, let's adopt il. If the New Zealand and Australian sy.item in regard to tho Interest of the child and the care of the iiinther is an advanced and better sy.siem than we have, lets adopt it. In short let the leaders ot the r.F.A. ho active In the seloetloii ot the best iiolioies and piactlcea in rled through during 1913. More Extenalons Required. Tho Lothbrldge Northern project was originally designed to cover about 1110,000 acres in a compact area, each farmer to take Irrigation water for all of his land that would come "under the ditch," and would have cost about $23 per acre. Hiit many farmers would prefer not to have all thtjlr land under irrigation, even at fills' low cost, boeauso not nil of them are fully experienced In this line of work. Whereas hardly a singlo farmer would not welcome enough water to havo, say, one-fourth of his land unS' dor Irrigation, so us to grow alfalfa, clover and grasses; to have more feed and water tor his livestock. For this ho would be willing to pay much more per irrigable acre. It is believed by some that tho water could bo carried to a very groat many moro farmers, giving each a little. The cost per acre would bo greater,, but they would bo wllllngto pay up to even $jn per acre for this privilege tor small areas. If anything like lOO.noo acres could bo watered at something like that, figure a capital sum of $1,000,000 would be reuuired. Irrigation associations would he formed, so tiiav land could be bonded just as a city bonds Itself, repaid by taxation and sinking fund, or amortization plan over i;.">-IO years, such bonds would be a splendid socur- vo!?he In the known world today and j j^j. ^.,mi>aratively 80ld nil their Irrigated land around Lethbrid^o, tho latest sales beiiiR at $C5 nn ,acro; allowing oven |25 for lUo land, tho added value for Irrigation represents $40. This l8 for future consideration. Material Is high, labor Is high, money is high, Just now, Butna a Lethbr^lge old-timer says, "When this weatcrn country moves It moves fast.;; There are also further posslhiUtlea for Mr. K. F, Peters^ commissioner ot irrigation, has shown that waters nro available for over 500,000 acres in the region to the south and cast of Lethbrldgo. POINTS ON THE CULTIVATION OF CAULIFLOWERS. sap. To prevent Injury from these, a tar felt disc should bo placed around onch plant close to tho ground at tho tlmo of planHng. U. will bo too late otherwise. Full piirtlculnra In regard to the, use ot the disc can be obtained from tho Department dt Agriculture, Ottawa. It the first planting W cauliflower Is a tailure,-a second "planting Khonlil bo made, ar. cauliflowers are much oaalor to grow In late than In earlier summer as tho maggots tire not so trouble-aoine at that tlmoi �nd thore Is uau-ally an abundant supply ot moisture. If tho soil in which canlltlowerB arc growing la dry, they will not head well aa they need lota ot moisture, and must bo kept, growing without a chock froiu start to finish. wo can overcome prejudices on be- Food Will Win the War Serve your country and yourself by raising FCXDD or> the fertile plains of Western Canada. The Canadian Pacific Railway makes it easy for you to begin. Lands $11 to S30 an acre; irrigated land up to $50; 20 years to pay. Loan to assist settlers on irrigated lands. Get full particulars and free illustrated literature from ALLAN CAMERON, GnlSiyl C.P.ULa* SC5 Itt St. East, CALGARY No one who has become Bccn?tomed to the dollar as a unit will ever nllvo-cate to go back to the pound and shilling, because the dollar with its divisions is so much bettor adopted to our needs, and yet both Canada and the United States continue to hang on to the foot and the yard, to the ounce and the pound, and the difference between the number of ounces in the avoirdupois and apothecaries' weight, and to the bushel and to the quart jind tho gallon and think no thing but what this is the best system yet in vogue. Vi'e f rget that with those people who have used the metric system that the old systems adopt pueli of those that arc adapted our conditions. Such indeed Is one of the nii.''Hions of our great organiz.iliou. We are happily located in a now province. We are more or less unhampered by tho prc-jadic's of older countries, and while we plionld make haste slowly in the paths that lead toward the visionary, we should be able to put In practise the best of the theories that the most 1 progressive countries have found to j be safe and practicable. j Incidental for a (luestion to discuss , in the local U.F.A. we suggest a resol- � ution in favor of the adoption of the i metric system. The time Is quite op- | portuno, on the battlefields of France, tho allies are getting used to this system, and it is probable that when the soldiers return they too will call for its adoption, but this suggestion is only Incidental to the main theme of this letter, which is. let us be progrcs-siv�^ without being visionary. tTo be continued.) Cauliflower, although one of the moat delicious vegetables, la one of the hardest to,grow in many parts of Canada. It -tlampa oft easily in tho hot-bed, la often bailly affected by root maggot and frequently does not head well. In raising plants, transplant them from the seed row, pot or flat to a dlHtaneo of about two inches apart each way as soon as possihio ' after tho seed germinates. This per-nilts a freer circulation of air bo- ' tween the plijnts, and makes the dan. ; ger of dalniUng off mucli loss. Hoot i maggbls are bad nearly every year In many places in Canada, and often prevent practically all tho plants low rate interest in normal times, 'from heading. Kgge are laid on and bo desirable and easily marketable. The Canadian Pacific Itaihvay hav� tho ground near the plant which sooji hatch into nyiggots which eat the roots and thus cut oft tho supply ot RAM SALE l'ethbridge, alta. October 9th and 10th Under the auspices ot the Southern Alberta AVool Growers' Association, over one hundred members, owning 200,000 sheep. Entries Close July Ist Entry blanks 'may be had on application to the Secretary, Sherlock Building, Lethbridge, Alberta. IRRIGATION FARMING Undertaking 20 p^r cent Discount As prices are advancing frequently, 'we have bought an extensive stock in order to protect the. public .therefore, we invite you to call and see us before purchasing. COUNTRY AND CITY ORDERS RECEIVE OUR USUAL PROMPT ATTENTION MacKay and MacXay 803 3rd Ave. 8., Lethbridge � Phone 1802 Never Closed (By G. R. Marnoch In The Monetary-Times.) Irrigation farmers in the Lethbridge. Coaldale, Magrath and Raymond districts have done well during the past year. Their crops of alfalfa and hay were good and were harvested in excellent coiAlition. For such of these crops as were not fed on the farm and then walked off on tho hoot, a good market at high prices has been available. Success of the Irrigation Project As the irrigation farmers who came "here during the past ten to fifteen years have become better established, they have increased their holdings of livestock and they now find that their pioneer efforts are being well repaid. 'Jlost ot them made th.