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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta f PAGE EIGHT Till' LKTimmDC.K Is, AILY MKHALD SATURDAY. MARCH 16, 1918 OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER THE FATE OF OUR PIG CROP DEPENDS ON OUR METHODS OF TODAY 4ft PROB 01 _u. ^ ORGANI .4 * i 4 ' 1 tf * CJ Coma N"Ws to O:\ek by J;c A. "1. 4 ' r tuner b> Last week we dossil o iutiui&tiug that wo vvu'Vi thing to say iii regaru n> i ion a I Reprcsentat ivt\ -v t.u i i: y >y :> t ^ ir. as applied to t,'u> election ui rtae execu- live. Wc are a believer in pruvoniona' representation in all legislative a�s�ni-bliess anut iu Previiuiul an-i Dominion v-i-lairs or to Uie members of the cabinet in the United States. One- ^.-u-nnu. requirement ii= that as to gmeral policy they should l>e in bsrinony with president. Indeed Jf a member of the executive should find himself radically out oi hp.rmony witi: Uie prusidenu instead of interfering v.j:u the policies 01' rlio administratis:1. U should be the duty of that rnem'a.. r to resign. This irPiisc tbc case if e^sentiai that the convent iou should adopt means '.hat would insur" the election ot the ex-eiwivo in general harmony .-^iih the pre.-id�nt. elect. v aow does the proportional represcn-tation, coixxmouly knows at? the Hare Sy.-t�ui( insure ;he^t results? su-Iy it i? no: generally known that thr randilat* ho i? elected as a member of the executive uudcr thw i-Iar* ^ystL'iu. is necessarily electe- L - 1 ' --islu'tVO : i!:rt senta-i provides :\ c ot the i oi the \' n I ^ 1 i 11 of bhou.M bf. aho:h-!:e.l and the eou\ en- firass. but they can bo cut down with the mower before they seed, without injuring the growth of the vouur grasp. The grass may also be sown with a grain crop just before or after (ho Kr-aiu i� sown. �-h..ee th* delegates present. I'his is the ouerai prui':!!^' oi ih" eonstitulioii. Sftctlv/ii Ju. j-.rriete 1. and the ci-laiion above quotca. It is possible uiat a niodificaiiorj oi the Hare Systwn couii be uf fii. e-i so that each caadi-daiH woAld bo r-.QUired to set the ossary i.;a;ri:y. but otb.;-rv/isa ihe sys; '-in si\v. >ii.*. Ih* �*ntircly abolished in this Ct.mv . ':. '. i; your U'-m! ?j{-.n:;d come to tlie .s:'.:u�� cone a: ;i;"ti a;- � he writer yoa fhcula puss a;, saiendvien: to the con-jtuviuon s:;v.:iar to clu iollowing: 'Sub s� itiou ot ^ec'ion is is hereby annulled." and in lieu thereof the following shoubl be inserted: "The Court ntk'n sr;:\li elect by ballot -I viitpres 1 e"en!.s. the election of each of whom shaill eclaire :\ majority vote ci the fvuventioii, and the person receiving; the lartrejt majority shall he first Aico. anil the one roeeiWtijr the second larj^es' jnajority shaill be second vice, and the one receiving the third darg-est majority shall be the third Y'C'?. ::n;i :he oilier the fourth vice-president f-jr th-- ensuing year.' It is true that this method will require a Utile- more iime of the convention, but the importance of the office is sn -h a? to justify all the t.'jne rha r is ^jeees^rtry. There are also good yease.us v;hy vice-presidents sho'ald t:o: all be elected the same ye&r. The wrirer �"-vill have something to r.av on thn; voint in another issue, mid Five at Souris, I\ K. I., destroyed � building' owned by J)r. Sullivan, part of which was used by himself as a residence and office, and the romain-�acr b\ the Eastern Grocery Company The loss is $9,0DG. The fire engines failed to work. The bane of the swine grower is the hairless pig. Little is as yet definitely known regarding this unfortunate youngster. Mnoh. however, has been said anil much conjectured. His presence has been found, under diverse conditions, and upon analyzing conclusion was arrived at that it might bnvo been due to: 1. Turning the boar loose with a largo number of sows. 2. Too llttto sunlight. 3. Too little fresh air. �\. Not enough exercise. 5. Insufficient mineral matter in the food. 6. Too little protoin. 7. Feeding too much barley. S. Feeding frozen wheat. 9. And recently the theory has been advanced that it may be due to a deficiency of iodine in the thyroid gland, that la, the gland in whioh goitre is located. Iu the management of the brood sows now being supplied by the Al lilach bonr is confined in a box stall! oight feet square. No hoar serves more than one sow each day, und that only once. Sunlight, fresh ^ir, exercise and protein are supplied by feeding largely on whole oats thrown broadcast on the ground in such a way that the foed can bo picked up only a grain at a time, and the animals must work practically all day to satisfy their hunger. After a fall of snow, a snow plow is used to clean off a now feeding place. In extrenioly cold weather they are fed in the same manner under cover. Mineral matter is supplied by feeding coal slack in which there haa been mixed salt and sulphur at the rate ot one ton ot �laek, ten pounds coarse salt and ono pound of sulphur. Barley nnd frozen wheat are banned. Iodine is supplied in the driuking water at the rate of five drops to each sow three times per week. Aa the heaviest losses are usually sustained among the early farrowed litterst no sows have been bred to farrow before April 20th. With all these precautions good re* berta government, attention is paid i suits should be obtained from the an-to all ot these points. imals thus supplied. voting. The first thing that the scnu- \t the roadt-r ;ot"Cs with the writer ine�Ts do is to divide the number of the above amendment will need some ballots. 1,000, by one more than the further modification, number of places to be filled, in our 5, to which they add one und .** -*� �** �** a .% .> s* V WESTERN RYE GRASS > > *:* * > :* 1*3 was a favorable ' one, there being sufficient moisture to ensure a strong growth during the growing season, and crops harvested , throughout both provinces were particularly heavy. Reports gave yields of from to a tons per acre of well-cured fodder. The season, of 1017 was not so favorable, on account of lack oi! moisture during the growing season, so that much lower yields were obtained. ; The grass should be cut just before Mt blooms, or even earlier, as it is 'most palatable and has its greatest feeding vsluc before flowering. After flowering, the ripening process begins. *he leaves and stems become t;o pounds per acre hove been obtained. When harvesting, �care must be lakon net to cut on the greenside. nor allow it to get over ripe, or the s^ed Is liable to drop � when harvesting. It usually takes three to four weeks of good ripening weather after flowering to ripen the seed. Cutting The best machine for cutting rye 'grass for seed is 'ho ordinary grain; binder. Tie the sheaves an! stook [ them until dry enough to thresh from the stock, or to be stacked and thrash-1 ed later or, ! Threshing The threshing is usually done with the regular grain separator. If care'; I is used In regulating the sieves and j I wind, the seed can be made clean. 1 How and When To Sow The seed should be sown at the rate of 14 pounds per acre. If In a dry belt. J I where the humidity is low, a smaller; I quantity of seed will give better re-; I but one more than one-fifth of the delegates could by virtue of his elec- mu a u. v. - i. . , . tion become president? And is there ^ T^ifn ' whic* 18 "fht' T3gvb^ any guarantee that a vice-president ing V ^ per "J^f' ma/. be I elected by �uch a minority will be in SOW,n h^ul or 7"'lth ^ ordina,r>* 1 harmonv with the pclicies of the prea-1 F,n ,lr,n\T '/! T CSn � "T" With I idem who is elected by a clear maior-i Lh,e Sfain drill alone, or may be sown; itr? Was An Error The adoption of the Hare System of proportional representation vote, m my estimation, was an error liable to have disastrous results. It was adopted at the Edmonton convention in 1917, not by the executive or the board of directors, but by the convention itself. We were opposed to it, but as we had opposed some other measures that was presented at the convention which we deemed to be impractical, and which has since proven so, we did not deem it. wise or expedient to oppose the adoption on the mL\ed with twice the quantity of broken wheat. Tt will be found best to have an extrn man to attend the drill to see that the seed Is coming out evenly. Before going to the field it is a good plan to regulate the seed drill, so as to get the quantity of seed desired on each acre. A good place to test the seed drill is on the Jhard road -where every seed can bo seen. It is advisable to sow quite shallow but d*ep enough to set the seed into the moist earth. Should the soil be loose from cultivation and thoj seed drill, it is advisable to pack the soli before and after the soed is sown. During the first season, H is i floor ot the convention. Wo do not | w�]i to cut all growth up to about, like to establish the reputation o? be- \ August, and as often an the growth ing a knocker. Generally speaking wb > gets high enough for the mower to are progressive and believe in adopting progresbivft methods. hut the adoption of this system without the delegates being .'.veil posted on it shows the necessity of "making haste slowly." So far, the use of the systnm has not had bad results as the rholrc-of the convention have generally b-;en satisfactory, but as thd system becomes hotter known and thou a '*ho desire to do so, learn how to take advantage of Its weakness when applied to our executive, (he results are not I ed. is to plough a clean stubble field apt to \>e so favorable. In this conneu-1 early in ihe spring, keep the ^uKi-tloii wo do not wash to be understood ; -ator going at intervals until June its opposing the principles of the Hare ;� 1st, then mow th** sw?'] and pack tin-System in connection with the elec-: land if required. Weed.-- and some Uon of legislative bodies, if tor in-volunteer gititi will come up -with (ho work properly, not. cutting the plants too dose to the ground at any time, and leaving all material on the ground to term a mulch. Tins with the autumn gro-.vth should bo a good protection for winter. Western rye grass does best when sown on a well prepared Fummer-EaUow. but this method Is found# to be rather expensive owing to the lo.-ss of two secsotv*' crops. f.f'cond plan, and ono often adopt- By Owen Smut using Cleaners and Owens' Fanning Mills, THEN SOW WITH NEW LOW DOWN PRESS DRILL And Results Will Follow. A Full Line Carried i Hoosier-Monitor Low Do wn Press Drills Only A Limited Number of Monitor Drills Jatoes Work ^>^^!nWSirfao- the > The im/ycorrect drop. A one-man* Auto-1 viatic Potato f�ct>tert Saves expeuseof I ?:i:>rt Qtr'J p** OpGD� tb* ftlTrOW, dtflltt th� I t>?*t, toy  ins, Aiiy disuse*, m&r*� tha text nm- | all in cne amfufL &5�O0Q dow in FlAttt itx% t A�p*n wall No. 3 Potato Planter Corn, r-*. Van. and ftrtillrar attach mauls fmoUhdtl wbea wmnUJ. Sflnd to*�*f for Clnitrtte* caUJofUe MAILED H1EE. Cuttffi. rtaiterit f pt�ytPi, Aipinwall Co. Ltd. Dept. Gac!pHt Ontario WtvUr* OdfH end Larsj+si tfzktr& cf I'Uit-y Machinery WOOL SACKS and PACKS PAPER FLEECE TWINE and SEWING TWINE *r'* 'I-* "t* 3 FOR SALE BY Sharman Co. Phones: Office 1173; Residence 530. 1217 Second Avenue South in D NEWS F RMERS t We are carrying the largest stock of good team harness in Southern Alberta and our prices are the lowest CANADIAN 8UOCBS3 Toronto, March 1G.-Tno groat problem of grantor food production and the Question of how to supply help to the farmer thin y�uir was pretty well threshed out yesterday In Ain uddroas delivered by Or. G. C. Creel-man, commissioner of ugrlcnlturo, before t^io agricultural committee, of the legislature. The problem, although ft serlouR ono, could, bo believed, bo solved to a great extent by united effort on the part ot o\ery perpon. Dr. Creelman pointed out that an effort was beitur made to feed the garbage from the cities to thtf hogs of the country. The farmers are so short London, March 16.-Canadian troops In the region of Lens again havo attacked enemy trenches with success and taken prisoners, according to the British official communication Issued tills evening. On the other hand, attempted enomy raids near Paaschen.daele and south ot Uio Menln road vrere repulsed by the British aviators.  of feed that they are feeding hoge wheat worth $2.20 a bushel and It wart the cheapest grain on the market to be Rot for food. "We \rant that -wheat for bread and to be frank with you I f.bhik that the Dominion government will hare to raise the prloe of wheat," nMd the. doctor. ? il jr- -! THE STANDARD OF CANADA HBA� OFFICE  tOAONTO BUSINESS ACCOUNTS AH classes of business accounts est't> ie?a receive careful attention. *37 J. G. SCOTT. Manager,  * G. F. BLETCHER, Manager,  D. A. CURJUE, Accountant-in-CWfe, 13tfi St. North. 4th Arenue South. - V Coelhurit, THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, �g�$�^SlR JOHN AfUX Oraral Manage C. V.O., LLD, D,CL, Pwrfd^lTWJfl V, C. BROWN, M V. F. JONES, As�'t Gcn'L Manager ^3Kb& Sup't of Cenvel Waeiam Bianchaa Capital Paid Up. $15,0(K)tOOOTRESEi(VE Find,  $13,500,000 MONEY ORDERS For small remittances use the Money Orders issued by this Bank, They are payable without charge at any Bank in Canada (except in the YukonJTerritory). The cost ;�\ as follows: $5 and under..................�... S cemts over $5 and not exceeding $10........ 6 44 " $tO 44 " $30........lO " M $30 � � $50........15 � PLUS REVENUE STAMPS 7 Lethbridge Branch- R. T. Brymner, MgL Builders9 Supplies CEMENT, LIME, WOOD FIBRE PLASTER, EMPIRE FINISH,