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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FJGMT THE OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER PROBLEMS OF THE ORGANIZED FARMERS Some Nuts to Crack by the by Ex In a discussion of Immigration be fofe the Dominion Senate recently one ot OUr Senators made a statement to the following wo do not ob ject to any Immigrants who come to Canada to work with their Then he spoke of mines and and In which we used the Italian nnd the but continuing he what wo do object to is men who come to Canada and make their living by their According to thi Canada in its immigration policy Is bidding for not The incident is important be cause the usual view point of the far mers occupation is that calls for muecle and but not necessarily I know of no general conclu sion of people that is farther from ihe Of all of the occupations open to men at the present there Is none In which brains are more es sential than that of the An The farmer today must not only have that practical knowledge that conies from experience and which is learned most efficiently by the ex perience of being brought up on a I refer to the general know ledge of oll and a thousand and one things that Is the common knowledge ot every farmer who is raised on a but today this knowledge is not suffi In order to be a successful far mer he must be an expert with hand ling horses and stock of different and the ordinary He must be a mechanic and must know such problems as the compon ent parts of the gas engine and the principle upon which it He muflt be an expert also on know and in this tlin host method to conserve mois He mult be an expert know which ie the best and when to sow and how to He must be an expert on stock of different and all that that from the best grade of and how to handle to that of the different strains of beet and to care for the He must know how to get the most weight in hogs on the least He must be a business know something about and be able to keen his books after he hae put In his to or 12 hours in Then the problem of his social surroundings and the education of his are more difficult than that ot the urban and the question involving the marketing his products call for brains of the highest Farmer Needs If any man needs brains it le the and the kind of farmer that we want Is the farmer with no other will In fact the inducements that Canada should offer for immigra tion rippeal only to men with Let us have Immigration with brains no matter what the vocation is so long as there is a place for him find it is And by the way that brings us to the point that we wish to discuss in this When the farmers have obtained the weight on legislative matters that they are destined to ob one of the nuts that they should crack is the Dominion The House of Lords of England at the time it was instituted and for many generations since had a logical reason for its It represented a THE IBTD iara STANDARD DANK OF CANADA MEAD Office TORONTO COLLECTIONS Business houses will find our facili ties for making collections particularly but Its power has been con tinually diminishing until now ah act can be passed and become law With out the ascent of that There never was a logical reason tot a legis lative body In whose mem bers held a life tenure much less a body who were not elected by the Its a matter of common know ledge that our Senate has been to provide places for Party not service to the country ie the one paramount requisite to ap The body has neither the long and more or less useful history of the House it nor an aristo cratic nobility to Justify its The United States Senate la al together a different It now Is elected by the people and the term of offlcij is but six It Is a body into which the most successful Con gressmen hope But for the Congressmen to be promoted to the Senate is a distinct recognition of ability and service and can only be accomplished by the vote of his Indeed because of the body being fewer In more experienced In legislative having a longer tenure ot office than the members of Congress yet being responsible to the has rendered the United States Senate one of life greatest legislative bodies in the world and serves a distinct pur pose In legislative Can this be said of our Senate I am afraid Few indeed are the instances where the Senate has exerted its particularly In opposition to Parlia j ment in behalf of the popular Us I record hae been simply to acquiesce i i or to In the case of the House of there was always the rem eily of creating enough new seats to overcome the opposition of the will of I the but in Canada the people do not even have this and in fact the people are at the mercy of a body concerning the appointment of whom they are not Indeed the reasons for appointment to the party le in itself suf ficient ground for We have had too much party Sure ly the Senate Is not in harmony with our Democratic form of If the body were made responsive to the will of the people and the term of office limited to a definite it might then become a balancing as It the law making functions of the and tending towards stability and advancement of erratic but unless something is done along these to make the body democratic and responsive to the peoples it should be abolished ft eirelri tlmf boforb applying Extreme csro should be uiMn not to hate tho stick so wet that solution fnm It will I run down the side ot To prevent the spread 6t the which will cause eorwon the apply tMe llne around the edge where the HtH has been For older where the hOHM have developed either saws or should be It Is best to use the clippers on the young animate When the horns are soft and but with older animals which have brittle tho saw should be While the operation can be performed with clippers quicker and with less this Instrument is liable to crush the bone In older ani causing a wound that very Time to Perform the Cattle should never be dehorned during warm spring being the best AccountantinCWf 13th 4th Avenue t Protection and Profit When money is in a Savings Account in The Merchants it is absolutely safe from as far as you are All the time it is it is earning interest that the bank actually pays you to let it take care of your Dont carry unneeded sums on your person or hide them at against theft and fire by opening a savings account THC MCRCHANTS DANK Head Office OF CANADA Established LB1HBRIDGB MONARCH Acting NOBLEFORD Acting THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SR EDMUND H AMIOenL Manager SR JOHN General Supt of Central WuKm CAWTAIPAIO PAYMENTS ABROAD If you wish to send money to anyone abroad and it is necessary that it should be received at once we shall be pleased to arrange the matter by Lethbridge Branch RAISING CORN FOR GRAIN IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA A VARIETY THAT WILL To substitute for the bare summer fallow a field ot corn producing from 15 to 25 bushels iof shelled corn to the acre is a ppssibility thait isirug gested by the tests made at the Do minion Experimental Station at Leth For the past two years it has been quite clearly demonstrated on the nonirrigated part of the farm that wheat sown on corn stubble will pro duce on the average just as large a crop as when sown on good summer true even in the dry year of Some of the common sorts were being grown for silage or to be cured in the stock and fed dry In the It was always quite the cobs just starting to Few farmers could use more than a few acres ot this rough kind of The problem was to get a variety hat would ripen for the This was found in the Squaw Corn which only grows two or three feet high and the which are very come out close to the For the last seven years careful breeding and selection work lias been done with this variety and a limited quantity of seed Is now available for distribution from the four pound bag will be furnished free as far as the supply will permit to any bona fide farmer in Southern Al berta who will plant a quarter of an acre for Address Dominion Ex perimental The ears being so small and close to the groundit is scarcely practic able to harvest large acres of the but either hogs or sheep can be turned in the fall to The yields on the station from thta var iety of corn planted on spring plow ed stubble land has been from 16 to 25 bushels per acre SHELLED As mentioned the yield of wheat the year following is just about as good on the corn stubble as on the This corn be planted about May 15th but any time between May 10th and 20th will MORE FORAGE CROPS Advleea More Acreage In Alfalfa and Other Increase of forage crop production can be accomplished by increasing the average yield of alfalfa and other perennial crops and a larger use ot summer annual The most desirable annual crops ace Sudan grass and the specialists point Honey Sorghum is one of the best varieties for silage or green It yields heavily and is of good Sudan grass will produce a larger amount of good for age under irrigation than any other and as it is an annual H is especially serviceable for quick pro On irrigated land Sudan grass can be sown as late as July but for heavy production planting should be made about April As Su dan grass seed Is not always readily obtainable farmers should make sure at once of the amount they will The normal average yield ofalfalfa is considered far below what it should Yields from 6 to 8 tons to an acre are The surest and quickest way of increasing the average yield of alfalfa is to see that the stands are thickened Bare places in fields should be put in con dition and the best time for this being February or early Reseeding for the purpose of thicken ing thin elands should be done when the old alfalfa plants are making but little which means in the fall or early The worlds call for food this year makes the forage situation of unusual In past years large am ounts of grain have been cut for but this plan will be largely aban doned this year so that more mature grain can be ORDER IMPLEMENTS HOLDS MEETING Reqatst for Refund To Gtt An tncrcaM Municipal Council ot the town of Raymond held thelf regular session Thursday A bylaw was Introduced proposing to clots the diagonal atreeta In the busl ness part of the The Minister ot Municipalities has approved of tbe The clipping quoted below trom the Farm Independent News gives some timely many men wait un til It is too late betore they order new Naturally It is wise to be sure that the crop will warrant the but thetw times shipments N wQe affitormerly The DepartmentjBof Agriculture In the United States Bas just issued two press stories bearingon matters ot interest to the implement One relates to early ordering ot farm ma chines and was prepared ae a sugges tion to After stating that Im plement dealers In the Northwest had reported to the Department the vital necessity ot farmers making known trieir requirements unusually the Department says The factories have plenty ot tarm but they hesitate In die tributlng it to their transfer houses at various points In the Northwest until they have some Idea of the i amount of If tbe orders for mplements are sent in late there is ikely to be a congestion of traffic and great delay in seeding and also again in the fall at threshing time when it would be a very serious mat er it there was any delay in the de ivery of harvesting Un der normal conditions it takes several weeks and sometimes months to ob aln farm from the fac The machinery is delayed at erminal and transfer point and also n the handling and assembling V To alleviate those conditions which are likely to be aggravated this it is well for farmers to inform heir dealers at the possible moment what they desire In the line of farm machinery during the 1918 crop This will facilitate the movement on the railroads as well OF CANADA A Valuable Feature of a Joint Account opened with the Union Bank of Canada in the names of two Is that If one dies the family funds are not tied up just when they are likely to be most The survivor can withdraw the money without delay or Think it open a Joint Account LCTHBKIOQE BRANCH Manager CARD8TON BRANCH BARONS BRANCH Manager Manager HOW TO DEHORN Question IsSimple and Easy When formed on Calves Four to Ten Days ri horning cattle is almost universal ly practiced by stockmen who raise Cattle without saye a publication of tho Un Red Stales Department of Agrlcul are easier to have an equal chance at toed trough when placed in the feed are less gerouH to and are more uniform in they can not gore one another In the feed lol or transit to which causes greater shrinkage injures the HKiu for commercial purposes and loavus the Mesh In a bruised con tliua detracting row Us value A Simple While i here are many cruel ways 01 performing thin accord ing tu ill iMiartment Agriculture MJIIW uf i he simplest ami easiest meth 1 uiU Is hi iiKt caustic either eoda in j on the undeveloped horns ot Hit To the re j anils iho caustic should be applied wliftn i calf is from 4 to 111 days oll lip tin hair from around tho kiiubs whrrii the hnrnti arc ilnvnlop With u tjliglitly uioiuleocil stick tbe Implement dealers to place orders for ample supplier Not a grain of foodstuffs should be lout this year on account of the Impera tive meed of the Alllee and and It Ii a patriotic duty for every cltlien to do all he can to encourago the ordering ot farm implements an early ai Thesecond notice urges all tractor owners to keep their machines busy and lUBfeste that If their work does not demand the constant use of their they grant the use of them to neighbors who may be short of A reasonable rate of the notice would enable the tractors to make a return during otherwise dull more Im will make It possible for ithere at reasonable expenditure to have a full acreage and add to the nations food The Department also suggests the same plan with regard to horses and farm None of the report should be allowed to remain Idle when a foodproducing neighbor can keep them busy oh vic tory crope Undertaking 20 per cent Discount As prices are advancing fre we have bought an ex tensive stock in order to protect the public wo Invite you to call and see us before COUNTRY AND CITY ORDERS RECEIVE OUR USUAL PROMPT ATTENTION MacKay and MacXay 803 3rd Lethbridge Phone 1802 Never Closed At Oqr Monumental Works Only thfi most skilled crafts men are employed which fats insure monuments of beauty and good taste which will neither crack or chip for a great many We are prepared to you an Youll find our figures moderate In the Lethbridge Monumental and Cut Stone Works 8th Street DEPOSITTOUR SAYINGS with Ihe ALBERTAGOVERNMENT Your Funds are absolutely x ii iirf if May be wihhdrAvvn at any THE Government of the Province of Alberta is sues Savings Certificates for amounts from upwards upon which 5 interest is Your are as safe as the Government Your money may be withdrawn without notice at any Begin an Send for folder fully explaining the Savings Certificate or mail yopr first Savings Certificates for the amount will be forwarded to you same day as measure and He bylaw will the ciotfnell Authorized a regular salary td Grftngo OB caretaker of Uin cemetery stid he Is Instructed to koop the place In repair A Communication from Raymond Knight WAS requentlng a refund of for witter alleged to bo paid the town when the water WAS not Avaltttble far the Legal ac tion wna threatened unless tho refund wan wiHUn fifteen daysA The council voted nmanlmously the petition be not granted nnrt that the town defend their arftdlnft First Is being graded by the entirprtalng cltlimw living on that under the direction and asslstaribe of the Is proponed to move the electric light poles out of the middle of the The build ing material for the new rallrond station Is oh the ground and will bo built oh that The traffic will probably be largely on Flrgt Street West in the Notice given that the Provin cial Government has closed the ave nue which rime through the augar section northeast of tho town nnd I lint the new choice for the experimental farm la being Tho closing of the old road Incon venience some of tho formers having land east of Travel In the future will be on tho section The court of revision will elt at ti Town Hall at 2 July 4 to hear complaints regarding the assessment for the current doling Tho school Board met In regular RAM SALE October 9th and 10th Under tho auspices of the Southern Alberta Wool Growers over one hundred owning Entries Close July 1st Entry blanks may be had on application to the Sherlock session on wadnisflfty night Mid mfcdo arrangements for the nloslftf of tho school next The tail opening will be September All ot tho tehohefs now engaged will be ottered thtli1 positions for term with a substantial Increase In salary of about A6 per Woolf Is definitely engaged ft prin cipal and Mohroe has sent In her She pro mlsed to return here If she engages to teach at Scovll and three to gether with Edgar and Bert NIlMtm have Just returned from Grassy uaKe where they have completed a contract for preparing and seeding Into Of the Yorkton district and surrogate died suddenly of He was 50 years of Private John of Philadel was killed and Hlmer May slightly injured Elling ton when their airplane ne came unmanageable in the air and crashed to the HAIL INSURANCE your crops against in strong Compan sufficiently able to pay 100 per in case complete Quick and risk placed from date of No farmer can afford to carry his own owing to high cost of putting crop and high price of all Will Insure for per acre and RELIABLE COMPANIES REPRESENTED The Wesohester Fire Insurance of New York The Rochester Underwriters of The Canada Security Assurance of Alberta SEE ME BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE MABEE AQENT Hull Block Lethbrldge Adjoining the Bank of Nova Builders Supplies WOOD FIBRE EMPIRE 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 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 ALBERTA HEAD 315 FIFTH STREET PHONE 1843 For Sale Steam Engine Leonard and Sons 200 17x16 Automatic Crank in Good The ijflBta ind Guarantee limited CALGARY AND ALBERTA OFFICE BANK OF COMMERCE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE FOR THE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF MEDICINE RED provincial ParliamenlRuildmys LUND SON Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Mouldings and Finishing Lumber Builders Supplies of AH KinjJs CONSULT US REGARDING WE BUILD HOUSES TO ORDER HEAD OFFICE AND DISTRIBUTING CORNER THIRD ANt SEVENTEENTH BRANCH YARDS AT CHIN AND BARN AT THESE POINTS WE HANDLE FENCING MATER HARDWARE AND FARM BOX OR PHONE LETHBRIDGE ;