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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta (:(JRpAy. >[ARCH 23j 1918 THE LETIIBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE S^^sfe jLi I, '- ., .immrsaBS.' ' Dry Farming and Irrigation Tlioro la i\n opinion In tlio ptibllc Ijnltul timl. dry fannliiK nnil Irrigation. 1^ aro two mcthoils 6f uBrlr.ulturo dl-'� roclly opposed to each othor;. Nothing could bo farther frp;u tho truth. Tho ifact 1h, dry InrmiilK and Irrigation ftro mothods oi: ngrUMllt'iiro -very cloaoly at-/Med to oauh other, Both arc.practiced 111 countrlos wheyc fpreclpHatlon. 1b loss than tlio grojylhB crop roiiulros; hoth am doalgned t6;overcome low pre-� itlpltatlon by providing m'ols'tiiVo whern It la roqulrcd by means at. tho command ot tho farm'ef and of/the civil onglneer. It 13 only n^turalVthat^ot'thoBO two mothods dry fanning,aUoUld ho bettor knoihi and more wldoly, adopted In a country atich as WdBtdrn G.nnadn. Thisi, country has ))OEn\Bettlod for the most part by farnifers >vhb havo had no experience In 'Irrigation farming but were more m' loss fainlllar with tho principles of dry farming.'- Tll'ero is also to be considered tho factithat dry farming may bo practiced anywhere, but irrigation Is dependent upon sup-plles ot water bolrig available^hd certain engineering!works being carried olit without whlih it is Imposslblo. Tlieso works Involve a largo investment of capital and it Is therefore natural that Irrigated areas should bo . comparatively anisll In proportion to areas' devotod' to dry farming. It is not the purpose ot this article/ 1o discuss in detail the advantages of . one method of farming as 'compared with tho-olbor. Each has its advocates and ouch has 'doubtless Its advantages which may vary with local conditions. For example, dry farming Is not dependent upon" engineering works, water supply, or.topographical conditions. Its principles can readily bo actiulred and practiced by anyone familiar with the general business of agriculture.' It does not jnvolve the capital outlay necessary In connodtlon with irrigation i;r9]ects. On tho other hand dry farming necesaltalos tho pur-chaso and cultivation of largo nroaa of l&nd, as a certain' percentage of' the � J'arm, running as high as fifty^per cout.' in tho dryer districts, must be left fallow each year in order to storo up the necessary moisture to produce tho next year's crop. Dry farming, too, Is only a partial remedy for low precipitation; If the precipitation is too low not even -llio methods ot tho most advancoti tar-jjier can indufcc the. soil to bring forth n crop. _  , In order to practice irrigation farm-, ing. it la necos-Hnry that engineering works, frequently of a very expensive nature, should be Installed, and this-is posslhlo only where the topography of the countrj- lends Itself to such an enterprise. It Is also necessary ^hat nature should provide an ample supply of water avallnblu for use through tlveso ongineerlng works. Where the forogolug conditions exist certain-very groat advantages are 'found In favor ot Irrigation furming and it_nmy bo said that probably nowhere are tVJoy found midcr more favoraljlo circuin-Btauces thali in Southern Alberta. , '.riio irrigation .fivrmenreauiros less land than" his neighbor who .fpllqwa dry farming beoauso he is not, obliged to allow any of it reniairi fallow and while ho may pivy more per acre lor his farm his, total investment uiay bo lesSj^' He has tho advantago ot absolute insurance against drouth. He can raise much heavier crops of grasses, vegetables and fodders than is possible under any-niethod of ( dry fHrming .and ho can false somo crops which are nor practicable without irrigation. Such a crop for eiamplo is alfalfa. Although alfalfa is grown to some extent on dry. land Its natural honiO Is in tho irrlgalion districts. Jtt is the greatest of all irrieatlon crops produced in the United States and is rapidly becoming one ot the most important ot Alberta's crops. The follow-.'ing table shows tho alfalfa acreage and prodnction in the various pj'o-vincos.of Canada; ^ Province Acreage Productlbn P. 13. I....Ndne- None A'ova .Scotia, .� '30 acres 100 tons " N. Ri'un.swick None , None .QiiobBO ..... 3,81 S acres .3,000 tons Ontario .52,0.,0 acres 142,500 tons .Manitoba ... ,400 acres 9,100 tons^'i Saskatchewan !),500 acres 15,300 tons Alberta .....31,3I>0 acres' Bi,400 tons .B. Columbli^.. '8,681 acres 22,400 tons The pre-eminent position occupied by Alberta amoiig the western provinces in this respectf Is due entirely to. the, irrlgatlorii enterprises which have been carried out in that pro- vince. U should ho Btntod also that ^lio nlfnlfa production of Sask^tcho-\vau and llrltlsli Oohimbla la also dno niBliily to tho irrigation ehtorprlsos in. those provinces. Alfalfa may be said to bo thu inbstvaluablo crop that can bo produced on a farm; it Ims a good food valuo equal to ltd owil Weight and; brun. It has been dfimonstrirted that an aero of alfalfa will produce G0.1.'. .pounds ot pork as confjiarod .with ;165' 'pounds from an aero ot corii. It has also boon dnmonstratod that wifji nowi milk at ^2.00 per hundred jjounds thoi value of ,an ncro of alfalfa for milk, production Is $01.88 compared with; $1^.72 for an acre of timothj'. In flddl-' tlon to fts groat feeding value alfalfa; has the advantage that Instead of Im-i poverlshing tho land It makes tho lond" rtchor;^it calls Cor, cdraparatlvoly little labor, being sown only onco la sovornl. yeai;^8; it roaulrcs", ho binder twlno or threshing, and the {farmer c^u olttior export It or caji.'ob^i�,iimo thd entire crop on tho premme^^by: feeding't to livestock. -^5 li" �' i There is little douIiF thdt.tho. large; area In Southern Alberta which lias been brought under irrlgtttlan by tho Canadian Pacific Railway' will bocome ono' of the greatest llvtestock centres In Canada as a result ot the fodder c(-ops rendered possible through Irrigation., At the same time the iion-ir-rlgatod areas will continue to be �\Voritetl on tho dry farming principle and instead of dry farming and Irrigation being in opposition to- each other they will be found-as they now ire found-practiced by tho ^nmo farmer on tlio" same farm, the irrigatioj) farming below the ditch, and the dry farming on the highoriand which cannot be reached by Irrigation. �  � ^ � l/ondon.-^Cnnada's Khaki flnlverslty has been formally opened. Tho Inait-giirnllon took place In a largo lecture-robin of/ London University and four hundred Caundian snldlors woro present. iJr. Tory, president of Iho or-ganljZalioi), and head df Saskatchewan linlvnrslty, presided, giving an intcr-festlng address. . ;' "aoi'/nany'a (oiMblnatlon.-ot scionoo and industry nearly comiuerod (he iHvorld," ()unlli Dr. Tory, criiphasizing :th'o supremo Imporliiuco ot the loch-/nlcal work which tliu unlvijrsily was  iplroduclng among tho oldor forms �,�t study. Canad\i must specialize in such coWtruf.lion it sho wore to hold '.her "placejjih the world after this war. |.Th6, .princliwl subBO(iuontly stated^ .that now Khaki University had thti pow'ar ti� grant dogrous which wouhl' 1)0 rpcognizod anywhere in tho Bflt-' ish dominions, and that a term of s'thily and credentials to show thn't a Htmlont bail passed his examinations fpr that term would be recognized as time put in on any course for any degree In any Canadian unlvor.tity. The Canadian universities hud of-, fered to let Khaki College draw on their staffs for any instructors re-(luired nnriuH the war,, and to pay those instructors. � / � ; Experienced Men Needed. " 'What have you got to sell that Canada^ wants?' enquired Ijleiit-Coi. .1. Obod Smith, assistant director of Emigration, for Canada, as Uc rose to-address the students In khaki.  Tlint is tho (inestlon I often put to young men who sook my advlco about going to Canada. 1 ask them it they have had some special training. Can they lay bricks? Have they served their time, as printers? What practical cxpbrienco havo/they had in farming? f.lmprcss upon them the fact that the trnltied man in what-pver line It be, from hlacksmlthlng to doctoring, Is the man wo want In ^Canada. He Is the man who will get along .'MoH lacking some spa-clal^aualiticatloil or without ciipltal, or having no situation In view, �r� plainly told by me Ckh iliHy.go taking their chance* a� ordinary .laborers. Many of you hIibii you return to Canada Will be �^k';d tluV r(Mes-tlnn'What can you do? Training in the Khaki/iinlverft4(y ulli give you tlio power'to AnsU-iv ''iit auostlon sal-Istactbrlly." > Get Practical (nstruotton. _ Khaki Unlverslijv of which the .Univoralty V)f Vlniy''HIiIki' is a battlefield offshoot, was orKfuilzpd by the Y.M.C.A. for traliiInK Dii; troops, ha* ostahlishments, In ovi^ry Canadian area in Englatld, and lia.s started at tho front. The subJei.tH range from the moat eI�montary studios in arithmetic, English, etc., (o university students' work. Vocational training la a big feature, mon rficoiving Iheor-olicai and practical instruction In farming and various trndos and occupations from experts .specially n'lall-fi�d to teach the different branches. Oorinany has scored very heavily by specful training bcIhipI.i in various trades. ;* _-1_ Uert NIchoff ibtho (uily member ot the Philadelphia Nationals who Is rated as a -contirmed holdout. Milton Stock has not'slgncil, neither has hi^ sont in any cotnplaini ahoiit (he contract s6nt him. Auction Sale Havmg Sold My Farm, IWiil SeU By PubUc Auction on the S. E. Quarter of 19-10-22, 4V2 miles north of j Kipp and 7 miles Southeast of Nobleford. ^ AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP Farm Stock, Implements^ Etc. TEN- HORSES-1 gelditig, 12 years-^old, IfiOO lbs.; 1 bay gelding, aged; 1 black team, 4 and.(>,years old;'! bay fllly, rising 4 yeafs; 1 blatjk goldirfk, years old; l*bay gelding, 7 years old; 1 \ brood maro, 10,years old; 1 black flily, 1 year old; 1 driving mare, S years old; 1 good butter cow, due to calvo April 25.. MACHINERY-1 Jlassey-Harris binder. 8 foot: 1 Massoy-Harris binder, 0 foot: 1 Ma.sscy spring tooth cultivator; 1 packer, ,i3 foot: .1 Cockahutt Hulky plow, l(i. In. !vaw; 1 Ueering mower; ONE 1917 QODGE CAR, run less than 3,000 inllea;; l'ChamVlon ha>j,ruke; 1' Van Brunt seod drill, double disc;: 1 disc harrow, l(i discs; l.Studo-baker wagon, 3'4, nearly now; 1 Bain wagon; 1 fanning liiiU; 1 bhickamllh outfit and tools; 1 rubber tired) buggy; about 2,50 bushels seed wheat; about 700 bushels oats. Also complete lines of bouaohold furniture In good condition. ,/. TERMS, HALF CASH, BAUAl^E. NOVEMBER 18T, AT EIGHT PER CENT. OR FIVE PER CENT. OFF CREDIT AMOUNTS FOR CASH. EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD AS THE PROPRIETOR HAS SOLP HIS FAR^. . ^ TERMS ON GRAIN-CASH. f A. PATTERSON, Owner ' J. A. SMITH; Auctioneer FALSE IMPRESSION OF R. F. C. RULES IS CORRECTED Lieut. MacNamara, thn officer In charge of recruiting for the Uoyal PlyllTg Corps In this Di.mrift, has �written, asking us (o coired ttif false Impressions held by many men who came under tho Millliiry Kervico Act, that they roust wnil mitll tliey have, been drafted iiito u JJepot llntlallon before thoy can make application (F MAGRATH, ON SatuBday, March 30,1918 C 1 AT ONE O'CLOCK SHARP .Norman 2T;;1.73707, S years old, about 1900 lbs.; Registered Oertrud^ No. Tii775, 7 years old, black mare; Kegisterod Victoria, No. 70778^,7 years old, black marc; 1 gray inars*, rising 2 years old, ellglble'-for registration: 1 gray mare, rising 2 years old, eligible for r'egistr.-itloii 2 eolts, rising 1 year, eligible for registration; I : grade Perchcrnn stalllon..6 years old, 1900 lbs. , FUENCH DRAFT,-Katherlne, rogistered No. 201191, grey mare,* 0 years :bld,-Kiiici lbs.; Floralno, registered No. 2251'J, black mare, S years .old.v 1">^ 'ha.; MarlysH, registered No. 22708. black mare, S y.earp.ldr''jnofl lbs.;'! standard bred stallion, (> yotu-s old; 1 grey nlarb;�rfl,>ytinr8 elii, in foal, ICOO lbs.; l^ladk mare, G years old, in foal," IfiOO lbs.; I grey marc. S years ol~ in toaV 1400 lbs.; 1 black mare, .9 years old. in foal, 1500 lbs.; 1 black mare, 9 years .old, 1400 lbs.;;l bay'maro, ti years old, in foal, luOO lbs.; 1 bay maro, 't years old, 1200.'lbs.; 1 bay marc, 3 years old, 1300 lbs.;"l black marc, 3 years^(Jld, l-'OO llis.; 1 brown nmro, 3 years old, allglble papers/ �,.1300 Ibsi'Vllmy gelding, 2 years old, papers, 1100 lbs.; 1 bay guld- borso colt. 1 years old; 1 bay horse dolt, 3 years old, 1300 lbs.; 1 black horse colt, ;! years old. 1250 lbs.; 1 grey: horse colt. 7 years old, 1600 lha.; 1 bay. horse colt, 7 years old, 1400 lbs.; 1 Shorthorn roan bull, 3 years old, Durham, Bob, 113232. All the above ^tock, less the colts, are broke to work and are in good condltip,n, This is a rare chance to find as many horses and colts of, such good breeding belonging to one man but the proprietor is, a real horse min, having sold his farm and going to retire, everything .will be sold. NO,.RESERVE. 'terms of SALE-Half-cash, balance to be paid November Ist, 1918, on approved joint notes at 8 pfer cent, pier annum on all credit amounts. 5 per cent!, per annum on all credit amounts for cash. ALBERT WOtikNlTZ, Proprietor JAMES A, SMITH, Auctioneer Auction Sale HAVING RENTED MX FARM. AND MOVING TO CALGARY, I WILL SELL- AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE FARM, 5 MILES EAST AND 1 MILE: iSOUTH OF LETHBRIDGE, AND OPPOSITE THE DALLAS FARM, ON Friday, Mar. 29 THE BELOW LISTED: HORSES: 1.black goldlng, 181)0 Ui8., 9 years; 1 bay gelding, 1500 lbs., over s years. COVfS: 1 .Tersey cow, registered, fresh; 1 red cow, milking; 1 Jersey calf, heifer, yearling. PIGS: 1 sow in pig; 1 sow. IMPLEMENTS: ,1 potato planter; 2 lumber wagons; 1 buggy, rubber tiros; 1 Van Bnint drill; 1 mowor and rake; 1 disc harrow; 1 drag harrow; 1 set harness. HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Organ, gramophone. Singer sejving machine, 2 cook stoves, one nearly new, tables, chairs, beds, sideboard, refrigerator. New i\iag-nQ.t separator -xind hundreds of other things. Terms Cash. Sale at 1 p.m. MRS. J. WESELMAN, Owner G. P. DEAWDORFF, Auctioneer f Auction Sale FARMSTOGK and IMPLEMENTS ON THE RARM OF N. BROHMAN, E. 18-8-20, W.. 4TH, 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LETHBRIDGE, 4 MILE N.W. OF , WILSON SIDIfQG , Tuesday April 2, 1918 JO-pHORSES-30 ' 1 bay team. 5 and 6 years old, weight 2400, broke; 1 team.,mare and gelding, 3 and (! years old, weight 2700, broke; 1 black, mare, 7 years old, weight 1200, broke; 1 brown mare, G years old, weight 1200, broke; 1 grey maro, 5 years old, weight 1200,'broke; 1 team mares, 10 years old, weight 2400, broke; 1 grey gelding, 4 years old. weight UOO, broke; 1 grey gelding, 0 years old, welgbt 1300,^ broke; 1 fiuddlo horse. 3 years old, weight 1100; 1 team black mares,' weight 2000, age 5 and fi; 4 4-year old mares, haltor broke; 3 mares, 2 years old; 2 2-year old geldings; 0 yearlings; 1 Grade Porcheron StalUon, weight 1600. CATTLE-3'milk cows, heavy in calf ;^ 15 cows'and heifers, some with calves at foot.   IMPLEMENTS-10-20 Case tractor with reserve bid; .l-bottom Roclc Island gang plow, 3 breaker ^bottoms; 1 20-35 Fareighar thresher; 1 set di.scs, in and out throw, S ft.; 1 large size forge and blower; 1 oil drum; 2 wagons with grain tanks; 1 wagon with rack;' 1 new grain  tank;-1 ..duckfoot cultiyator, 10. foot; 1 Emerson mower, new; 1 3-soction lever harrow; 2 sets ot harness; 2 inculiatorB in good working order; 1 30-gallon feed ,cooker; 1 single buggj-; 1 s^t single harue.ss; 1 kitchen range; 1 dozen black Langshan liens; 1 dozen'white Leghorfl hens'; 1 CHEVROLET CAR, 1916 MODEL; TERMS CASH. SALE AT ONE P, M, PROM^% MR. PORTER HAS SOLD HIS FARM. MR. BROHMAN IS SHORT OF RANGE. . ' G. P. DEARDORFF, Auctioneer V/. PORTER, NORMAN BROHMAN, '  '. ' Ovuners' I " I I I I " III \ II.....II I aT I 10 lEIATNELSON The annual convention of the 'West �rn Canada Irrigation'Association will, be held this year at Nelson,.B.C. To prepare tor tUia.convonllon au'/organ-i, laatlon meeting Is tobo hold at Nel-*' �ifon on April Ist,,  \ The executive .consists ot members Jn oacli of the tbroe"~we8teni provinces; Saskatchowan, Alberta and British Oo-. lumhla. ' I K H. A,uld of Jl'tigina, Deputy Minis-1 tor of Agriculture Iri^tUe SHSkalchewan KOveinment, is president of tho oxocu-1 ttve committee. Mr, Aiild and as many o.thera of the oxocu tlvoas aro �bl� to sot Away at that time will attond the iiioetlng ut Nelson on ApriMs't. ' i.!Mr..a. H,t,Mari>ooh,,president of the Boardl'qf'Tiraae'',df liOthUrldgfe, Is' sec-g*problom8 facliiB trrisators In llrltlsli Coluinbla,;|t Is ipected that this year's convtintion will bo of' pfirtloular Importunes^.��;' s The copveuflon will In all' probabiUi |ty bo cBHedjQltlver In July pr August and since' NelBou Is stich ;�( popular >itmroor resoit those whc dan attojid wlUbe nhio to oomblue, plonsiiro with, vrpfll ' �' 'iv, r^K "' '" '"^ �"' \" " 11 \ i. V SOME OF R. F. DYGERrS PERCHERON AND BELGIAN STALLIONS - . .1 h^vje just received another imiiorUtibn it g�od, young Perch^ron and, Belgian stalttont and bares. Another, ijiBportafion due to arrffo AT OUR. BARNS, vLETHBRIDGE, AITA., MARCH 25.. Nevcirr-lilave such a collection of veal drafters been shown before in Canada. Come and 'make your choice,^ our prices ^ terms and guarantees will protect you, ^ \ ' ^ ^ ^ ,^}! ^C' K. UlUllKl ^ Office 634.9fli 3t. Si;;| If^thbridge, #a. i 9 ;