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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE EIGHT THIi LBtHBRinOE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, JUNK 2C. 1023 OF INTEREST TO THE Winter Rye-Its Cultivation, Pasturage, Harvesting (By Prof. James Murray, Superintend- ent Fv.rms, Noble VeuuJatiou Ltd., Nobleford, near Lelh- bridge, The unfortunate crop conditions, that eiist In many parts ot Southern Alberta through soil drifting have re- sulted ic unprecedented attention be- ing directed to winter or tall rye as a crop that might be uSiliied to a much greater extent than heretofore. The record of the crop warrants the belief that it is worthy of more ex- tensive cultivation. U has been des- pised in the niflloly because it is known as 3 poor land crop but who know It best are its most enthus- iastic supporters. Its growing popularity is evidenced by the rapid increase in acreage throughout the province. In 1915 tbe acreage ir. Alberta was only while In 1919 this had increased-to 500 per cent in nre years. This increase Is due la the consist- ently good yield that it gives even under adverse conditions aud the fact Ibat It is net only useful as a cash crop tor sale but for a variety of other purposes. Toe average yield during the five year period in Alberta was 19.9 bushels per aore whereas wheat yielded IT.fi bushels. It has been grown locally to a greater'or less ex- tent for several years and lias usually pnxluced from ten to fifteen per cent more per acre than irneat. The aver- age price per bushel has been (or five years and that of wheat J1.51 per Tliere.ls. therefore, liltte difference In tbe cash value ot an acre of wheat and one of rye. Advantages in Alberta While winter rye makes a scad showing as a cash crop compared with wheat it has oilier advantages which commend it as a crop worthy of being sown, on every farm in Southern Al- berta. There is always greater safety in having a variety of crops, and rye is recommended as -an additional crop, not.as one to replace any of 'those now, successfully grown. Its advan- tages may be briefly summarized as 1.- Being Fown in late summer or early fr.ll II forms a covering over the ground quickly and thus prevents soil drifting during fall, winter aud spring. When sown with this particularly in vleiv It is oi great importance that it or to bf. rye- cut for Uiy after it is ia held in June. If out early it will curing vy u second time aud furnish either a light second, cut- ting or considerable p.iature. 3. Rye straw is not usually valued very highly as a teed tor sloi-k but hi se.isous'ot scarcity it is acceptable lo both cattle and torses. win- ter fed little vise to ail our stock am! they catuo throurh tiio winter in sown early enough to make a shouM not irons groii-lii before quantity produc'ea, Seed Supply The at present avail able in Alberta 'ttpjlfetfa to be limited and while thenris fc considerabl acreage it may not be thresh ed hi tlrnc for seeding in early Augusl BciU tbe Dominion seed purch'aslnf commissloti and (ho provincial dc partment oi agriculture are to secure a sufficient supply for th yedr'nnd the probability Is that par of the crop now being harvested i Kansas and Nebraska will bo secured Reliable estimates 'indicate that ther Is'not this year (1V20) much orer 20 000 bushels of oM'Seed avail able i Alberta which is not nearly sufficien to meet the requirements. BAILIFF: THE SCRUBS MUST GO Great.Need to Improve Western Stocks of Hants and Cattle THE HANDSOME ;STONES: -I.' On hero are not so ex- (jeuslve as you imagine. prepare them wfcen no tm-- inodlale orders are oa band. Lethbridge Monumental V Wofks StGHTH STREET SOUTH If the farmer should find that is hort of bay on account of Winter kill- or that present acreage will ct yield enough hay for the herd hat be wishes lo keep, he should con wlllet, says G. B. Mortimer ot 10 College of Agriculture. Besides being sn. emergency buy rou, it is a good crop to Plant Upon nd tliat could not. be worketl uull! it as too late lo plant most other crops, ecauso It Is a rapSd-growlns hot wea- hcr piant. It can be sown any time P to tho middle ot June. It Is eeed- n tuft saiuft niauner is other ses, aud three to four pecks are own to the acre. Another thing In its avor is Ibat the crop Is -fit to cut urine the latter part of July or tho ret half of August at a time- when Iher crops do not need so much at- entloa, and there Is time to make i As the feeding value and palalability j millet depends largely upon the ime of cutting, care should be taken cut at the right time, says Sir. lortlmer. When ,t_lie head Is fairly veil out the crop should be cut to make .the best bay.. ]J left for a longer ime the seeds begin to form and tbe terns become'woody. After cutting Is handled as other hay crops and i good crop will yield between two and liree tons to the acre. oilail millet is "one the bast ypes to grow. It grows rapidly, has a rather fine stem, and the plsnt la uito leafy. TUese properties com- ilned gives a. good quality hay. -Jaii- uese millet is a good millet for wet ands. r It cannot be grown, on dry, un- iroducl.ivo lands. The quality hay t produces is not as good as obtain- ed from foxtail millet, due largely to ts coarseness. LOCATE INTERNATIONAL COURT AT THE HAGUE EVERY MAN RECOGNIZES--, the duty "ho owes to his wife and other members ot.hls family to sea that each one o( them Is provided for alter his decease as wsB as before, but in many instances omits to make such arrangements as will ensure his and their affairs being properly managed after Ms demise. The appointment o! this Company as Executor and Trustee under your ''Will; "will safeguard ah'd relieve iliem of duties which might prove onerous to them. Interviews and correspondence Invited. The Britisli Can a di an Trust Co. 315 FIFTH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIOGE, ALBERTA PHONE 1841 One Benefit of a Trust Fund A trust Kind in the care of this Company as Trustee, is a safeguard of the family Sucli a fund established in your lifetime will enable you to see H !ti operation- nitd may prevent the wasting of. your estate through' the Inexperience of your ESecutorJ. INQUIRIES ARE INVITED. Ifie Trusts and Guarantee Company, Lilted AND LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA LEfriHRlilGE OFFICE: BAN'K OF COMMERCE 8UCLDINQ, J, W. McNIOOL, INSPECTOR. Public Administrator and Official Assignee for the Judlclut Dlitrlctt ot Le'.hbi-idgt. MacltoiJ, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Dntr, Stettler. THE HAGDB, June ed commission of jurists in 'session here for the formation ol a permanent court .of international lust lee as provided tor In the. League of Nations covenant, has unanimously decided that this court shall be locat- ed at The- Hague. Cooperation Victory Loan campaigns served 1' a mutual good by bringing the public in such close contact with, the Banks of Canada as to rt alize their human sid e. li is the one desire of Ibis Bank to be of personal service. Mite it a ooint to remember that we are always willing to cxter.d you friendly and authorititlve counsel on financial Under and by virtue of a CHATTEL MORTGAGE !iy FRANK T. PUGH to MOLSONS BANK, an-1 to me director) tie goods and of FRANK T. PUGH, named in tile CHATTEL MORTGAGE, I hr.vc the following goods, narscly: RUMELY 30-60 H.P. ENGINE RUMELY 36-60 H.P. SEPARATOR 450 GALLON OIL TANK WHICH 1 SHALL EXPOSE FOR SALE ON FRIDAY THE SECOND DAY OF JULY AT LACEY PATTERSON FARM NEAR JUDSON, ALBERTA At THE HOUR OF 2.30 P.M. Datod; Lethbridge, June 10, f.. J. SIMONS, Bailiff. Keeps the Skin Soft and' -Smoolh ANY men suffer fi-om irritation of the akin some it assumes a form of eczema and becomes most annoying and unsightly. By applying a little of Dr, Chase's pinlmenl after sliav- inif the irritation is overcome nnd ailments as Barber's The scrub horse'and the scrub co must go. In tills department aa in of crs there is a growing conviction th; there is no room for Anything but tl Efforts have been in progre- for a number ot years to Improve 11 stock of horses running on the ern ranges. have met! with gralityins success, as everyone) realizes who has opportunity to com-' pare nomo of Ihe line specimens thnt are brought from tiie ranges uow.tfltb the dwarfs of Just a few fears ago. The small wealnru horses, mustangs, bronchos, cic., have'served a very I useful purposes. They are tough, har- dy, and can fake care of themselves where larger and more Imposing ani- mals v.'oulil .starve or freeze to death. Bui the conditions of rango life have jrradnallr- been changing, and under ij ordinary circumstances range men are able tu fake belter care of their stock than formerly, anil the'sroall animals mual give place to those of greater weight and greater powers for useful- ness. Tl.ere are in HIP wost herds of wild horses which riiu freely over tho ranges, anrl give- a good deal of trouble to tlio.w nngnged In raising bolter stock. Tdoso animals are own- erless and shelterless. They Invada the feeding grounds which range men use for their and feed is scarce thf.y cthM Miimnls o' necdwl suslenance. It Is not easy lo Set rid of thr-ao rango men liavc sometimes organized fral'ls In which thry have attempted j j to ride down and shoot Ihem. as a result of shaving. "With i JU9t at thc 'hc scarcity _____ -L _.____ _ 1 of fsed In some of the western range Slatos a very, acute problem to Ihe men. and it Is proposed nol only to rM of all the wild horaes possible by whatever means may b? available, bu! to find a market for tlip smaller animals in the regular ber'l-i for the purpose of human food. A bill wlilcb lia.i pulsed both Houses of rongrcss, and carries nn apnro- irrlation. rcir iho govemKicnt liiBjir.-r llori fjf lirirse fleah for food, and U la lii'llfi.yiii that iii Ihe near future n will ftmrnl inariy of. these, nnltnuh ivhltih would otherwise be nuTOIy a t.iir.lpn of MI sdine