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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE Eicnrr OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER  *?*>?: : > ? ? ? :  >  RAISING CORN FOR GRAIN > * IN 800THERN ALBERTA ?  A VARIETY THAT WILL^ . O RIPEN. : .; > : ^ To substituto ror tho bare summer-fallow a field of corn iirouuclug from 15 to 25 1)11911613 o� 3l;cliod corn to tho aero is a possibility that is sug-gestefl by tho tests maJe at the l>o-minion Kxporiraoutal Station at liethbrldgc. F*r the past two years It hns been quite clearly demonstrated ou the frricated part of the farm that wlieat sown on corn stubble �will produce on the average just as large a crop as when sown on good summer-fallow-being true even in tho dry year of llill. Some of the common sorts wcr^.^ used, being grown for s'lnge or to bo cured in the stock and dry fed In the winter. It was always quite Immature, the cobs just starting to form. Few farmers could . use msra th-an a few acres of this rough kind of feed. Tho problem was ' to got a variety that would ripen' Cor there would be no difficulty In finding use for any amount of tho grain. This was found in the Squaw Corn , whicli only grows two three feet high and tlie ears w:;ioh are very Food Will Win the War Serve your country and yourself by raising FCXDD on the fertile plains of. Western Canada. The Canadian Pacific Railway makes it easy for you to begin, l^nds 811 to $30 an acre; irrigated land up to $50; 20 years to pay. Loan toassistscttlers onirrigatcd lands. Get full particulars and free illustrated literature from ALUM CAMERON, Gu'l JipL CP-R-LMit 9G5 1 ^ .> .;. TIME TO CLEAN UP : : : ? > > small conio out closo to tho ground. For tho l.isl seven years careful breeding and selection work lias been done with this variety r.nd a limited nuantUy of seed is now available tor distributlap from tlie s-tntioii. .V iour pound bsg will be furnished free (as far as the .slipply will permit) to any bona (Ido farmer In Southern M-berta wlio will plant a (luarter ut an acre Cor trial. Address: Uoniliilon Kx-poriiuental Station, LethbridKC. The oars being so small and close to the ground it Is scarcely practicable to harvest large fields ot this , crop, but either ho,i;s or slieop can � front room and kitchen, and possibly be tiu-ned in in the (all to fatten. The \ paiill the house and wlilto wash the yields on the station from this variety i chicken coop and any other place that of corn planted wi spring plowed : is likely to have vermin. Get 'an stubble land has been from li! to Jfi i empty barrel or bo.x to throw rubbish bushels per acre of shelled corn. .As ' into, and stand it Just arouhd tho cor. mentioned above, the yield of wheat ! ncr so it will be out of sight. In fact, tho year following Is about as good'. be all cleaned up. as some of the sunV ; neighbors are coming to see you this > ? ? Now that tho rush of spring work Is over we can look .'.roilnd the farm and tftUo slock Of thinifs that were overtDol'.rd earlier. If we did not Uo It early in tho spring, now is tho flnie to fake up the yard, rop.'^lr gales and fences, fill up 80U10 of tho worst mudholes, clean out all the fly-breeding places, rustle out all tho cultivator tools, paint up tho old machinery, kalsomlne the HRRALD  THE COST OF MUTTON 4 LETHBRIDGE DAtLY SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 101S PRODUCTION. (Exporimonlftl Farms Not�,) The scarcity of wool and moat has given a new impetus to tho 8h�tp brooding Industty in Canada nd once It becomes again firmly �tab-Itshed na a common farm Industry and the benefits coming from it are Ing, to a large extent, tho purchase of an the corn stubb'.e as on the mer-fnilow. This corn should be planted about May l."th, but any time between .May lulh to 20th will do. MILK IN the HOG RATION summer, and they will be looking around for something to talk about. Bulletin No. 174 by the department of agriculture on Use of Paint on the Farm, tells us about paint and how to make four kli^ds of whitewash and kaIso|Ulae. You should have it. In order to raise and finish all the' e.xlra pigs that will be farrowed in two years experience with Caniula this year as a result of the sweet clover campaign for increased production. It will be nocossarv to exercise the utmost economy in the use of conceii- (Farmer's Advocate) trated foods. Fig raisers w'ho have In 1910 I seeded an acre to sweet access lo dairy byproducts h:ive a ; clover, sowing it with barley. It made i great aJvantuRe over others. EspoTi-' only a (air catch and I must state that menis liavo praven that when meal is i 1 do not think sweet clover should be worth . ^Wducort and weeds destroyed fully ottsota tho labor expended. From the recor.de of tb� braeding and feeding work nt the Central Experimental Farm, tho remaining tactora In the cost of production ot year old mutton may be tabulated tollowr.: Coat ot toed In maintaining ewe from cleaning of ono lamb to weanlug ot next...........i 5.00 Interest on value ot ewe (13.00 at G per cent) ............ l.,so Service chorges and maintenance ot ram...............3u Cost ot feeding lamb from weaning till finishing at one year old ................... C.72 two lambs wcro raised practically the same'reaults Jn^ weight may bo expected at I ho end of tho ymf. In .�^uch a cfiBO tho flrot ;t Items In the cost would bo split botwooii Uio two thus roduclng tho cost to ?fi.O!i per hmi-drodw'olght and Increasing tho profit to 112.G(i per huudrodwolght. Tho lorogolng nstlniates are exclusive at overhead chnrgos or dcpro-olatlon hut those itoniB may well bo overlooked na they are almost nog-llglble In shoop ralatuR owing to tlui fact that so llUlo Is required In bulliU IngH or oqulpnient. Moreover Iho, ea-llmatos are consorvatlvo and though they allow a return nt nt least 118.8 per cent, ou tho InVostmeat ot $30.00 per owe, tho �amo may bo ionkod for under Kaatoru conditions while ;iindor WoBtcni conditions ovon greater dlVl-tlonds may bo realized. an OPBh LETTER TO IRELAND. (From Life.) DEAR IRELAND: When the houae is on fire It's no time for family quarrels. It'o no time to sulk and tolerate plots with the eneniy at your doors. Forget your Ill-timed Home Rule agitation; do your bit towards canning the Kaiser. If tiie Huns win you'll have no homo to vul^; Sincerely yours, VERITAS. Wool GOe from ewe (7 pounds per pound) ......... ?13.87 1.20 at Cost ot 120 pound* mutton ---- n.C7 Value ot 100 pounds mutton spring 191S ............17.75 Coet ot 100 pounds mutton ____ 8.0G Profit per 100 pounds......$ ii.G'J This Is a profit of $11.(13 per lamb II but one lamb Is raised per ewe. The above figures are based on an Increase of ono lamb per ewe. Whore I cut la the fall, but even then only I reached a height ot about a foot and LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Oclpber 9lKand;lpth ^ � Under the auspices . of ";� the ' Southerh Alberta Wool Qrowei*s"-Association, over one hundred membero, owning 2U0,OO0 sheep.. Entries Close July 1st I Entry blankff rhay be �'hVid on*' application to "the Secretary, Sherlock Building, Lethbridge, Alberta. rixperimental Farms and Stations show that for growing hogs. GO lbs. and over. 400 lbs. of . ? > ? It'asked as to what I thought was the greatest future problem of project farmers, I would say, "Weeds." June" will be the time for their great drive and, Mike Huna, they will come In swarms. They will come In tho open; and from behind-the trenches and over the trenches. They will seek the cover of enerythlng poaslblo, but win keep coming. And when you mow them down and cut off the first advance, another horde will follow up. New contingents will keep filling the gaps. They will hide behind and grab at any old pl^ce for protection, such as fence rows and uncultivated tract.s. Weeds, If allowed to come on your fsTm, will steal your water. They will rob your plants of valuable plant food. They will take certain toll in the way of dockago. The- weed has but one friend on earth, and that is the Kaiser. Do you want to help hini? To kill weeds economically, rotate; grow tilled crops In your rotation, as sugar beets, potatoes, corn, etc. There la not a thing too small for the weeds to do. They will sneak Into the fields by night; no man's land Is their delight. To make our propncts safe places In which to Uvo, we must deal with weeds just an wo would with the Huns. If possible, hold them at � the tlrst-llhn trenches. Get them with our long-range guns, and when closer use .our machine guns (cultivators, hoes, etc.) Cut off their heads and cripple their foot. .Mow thoni down In swathes. Smother them with gas. Take no priRoners and bury no dead. No Red Cross'work Is needed in tills balllo Don't let them hold a single foot of ground. Take Iheni while young, male and female alike, Don't trust them (or a single mlnulc, as they are hh treacherous as a submarjne. Tliny must be drowned. So, while our boys are doing their duly at the . front, let's get busy on the farm arid do burs.- � U seems hard to lie so cruel, Init lUese are war liuias, and no t.liitK for halfway ineaBiires. Kill IUb wiicd.s. : ? : conserving moisture ? : for 1919 crop V : ? : > > ? . (Experimental Farms Note.) Moisture is one of the main controlling factors in crop production in the Prairie Provinces. Three methods of conserving moisture are. First, to have the ground in such a condition that tho rainfall will soak down aud not run off. Second, to keep tho surface of the soil sufficiently fine and loose that the upward movement of the water is checked two or three inches from the surface and held there. The third method of conserving moisture is to-deatroy all weed plants on cultivated .^ground. .Most farmers summer-till a pai't of their'farm wHh t^fo� objects in view, to store up moisture and destroy the weeds. Experiments on the Scott Station have shown that early ploughed summerfallow will store up moisture and give heavier crops the succeeding year than late ploughed fallows. Ploughing the middle of May has given ;i 2-3 bushels more wheat per acre than ploughing in July. June ploughing has "given 2 2-3 bushels more than July ploughing. This increased yield from early ploughing is due to not only storing more moisture but to less loss of moisture from weed plants that grow up on the late fallows, It Is sometimes thought that ploughing down a crop ot weeds will have manurial benefits. Experiments conducted have shown that'there is not only a loss of moisture due to the weeds using ft but H is difficult to cover the weeds and make them decay ifi reasonable time. Then too, the ground is left In a more open condition, permitting drying out. Experiments at the 'Scott Station have allowing that ploughing down green oropa such as peas and vetches does not give as good returns as does Incorporating barnyard manure into soil. Early ploughed su'rtimertallows, woll cultivated with tho duckfoot cultivator will mean an increase in yield and tlie frequency with which the land is Kummerfallowed and tho number of weeds present will be determining factors in regulating tho amount ot cultivation necessary. It might bo pointed out that where suinmcrfallowlng alternate years is practiced tind there is a reasonable amount of .moisture the land will not stand, tho same amount ot cultivation that land will that Is only suni-merfallowed once lu three or four years. ICspecially la this true in the uorihfu-n districts whore early autumn frosts prevail. " Driver Gearge I'oilinglou, reportwl last August as iiiissing, and believiid by his wife to bo dead, walked into the place wliore slie Wiis worUint; in Guelph, a letter frtom him Iwvlug never i-eaehed her J. G. SCOTT, Manager, t Lethbridge Branch- R. T. Brymner, Mgr. LETHBRIDGE, 1ST JUNE, 1918. PROVINCE OF ALBERTA To Wit: By Order of Two Distress Warrants addressed to the undersigned In the matter of two Chattel Mortgages Given by WILLIAM A. OTT To THE MERCHANTS BANK OF CANADA i have seized AND further been instructed to SELL THE following goods and chattels, namely All,of the Tobaccos ,Cigars, Pipes and Tobacconist Sundries, Show Cases, Cash .Register, etc.; also Barbe^r Chairs, Pool Tables, Linoleum on Floor; One Orchestra; also Tiling for Floor. NOW ON THE PREMISES AT 212 FIFTH STREET SOUTH, LETHfeRIDGE, ALTA. By order of His Honour Judge Jackson these goods will be gold by either Public or Private Sale. It is the intention to sell by Private Sale " Until TUESDAY, 18th day of JUNE, A.D. 1918 At 2.45 p.m. When I will offei; what is left by^Public Auction either in bulk or separately, that is:' * The Pipes in one lot; Cigap, and Cigarettes in , another lot, and so bii until the St6ck is disposed of. STOCK CAN be' seen aj any time terms: cash M. young, bailiff, for the merchants bank of canada lifUibrUlgo, .liino 4lh, IDIS. ;