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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta issmmmn THB DATtt L IT OFvINTEREST TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE IRRIGATION FARMERS Some Nuts to Crack by the by Ex tion have not heretofore required What assurance have we that tho Is making ample provision to supply the necessary amount of Tbe reader will notice tliat our heading Is changed a little this This letter Is addressed to the farm els in the irrigation district of heth There are two or three ques tions of vital Interest to the Irriga tion farmers that arn urgently do tnnmling their united the weeit is Ho fronv being contaminated with noxious The particular danger at this time Is thp French or stink but the facts are about as follows the Coaldale district has been comparatively clear of this j are we as farmers nlive to our inter CONTROL OF DRIFTING SOIL Prom the Farmers Advocate With our parly spring and a consid erable period for the land to dry drifting soil will unite possibly do more damage this year than it hns in the previous As a rule the greatest damage Is done during parly water We haveseen no working j when there is nperiod of high gangs enlarginirthe We have WO8t of summer been told that the price of labor Is j because they are more highly too but and July are comj tlllwl than any other part of the t The demanJ for an abundant j tne There is only one systematic effort being made toi supply of water this year will be felt i njng tnat be done to stop drifting Id the beautiful irrigation district in a way that it has never been felt j on highlytllled and Is lc prepared to do to sproad manure or straw over Its part along these lines Or are they If any part of the field watting honing that nature will assist j ig n re 9llbjcct to drifting tllan other them inJ supplying the water that they have contracted to and but the fact is thnt the water which irrigates our farms passes through section where the pest is very and where the surface water drains into the irrigation arid in these est in this connection Would it not be well for Ms to investigate the and if they are not such as will secure our demands known in no uncertain j district it is not an uncommon thing wily to find the weed growing on the banks cf the and as a result our irri gation district is contaminated with the seed of this very dangerous Already some of the farmers near the source of the distributing canals are being infected and some fields are badly Last the writer in passing along one of these fields at this time of the took matter up with tho minister of but upon passing those those fields a month later we found matured and nothing had been We again wrote the min ister and immediately he sent a man to combat the problem but unfortu nately it was too late to do any mater ial We urged the department to in touch life Local and to cooperate withthem in an fort to prevent the spread of the but so far we have heard of nothing being It behooves every Irrigation farmer in this who And and are we as such as knolls or a piece of Hm land that lias been highlytilled for weed destruction the previous this land should be as the soil drifting on a small portion of the field will break down of other parts the soon be land has been fount some roon also to reduce the lunger of drift farmers doing anything in any con jns Ridging soil in any way will certcd to advance our interests as irrigation farmers In proportion to I think there is no but what have one decrease ions that can be These are suggest carried out this packing thin not only Irt direct production of a firm er and MMtra fOftlfttam but by bettering the capillary properties of the and Inbreanlng cApftclty to draw wlter from the lower layers aritf to nmlntaln a moist surface which la not thin very Is what makes surface pack ing Increase the surface evaporation so and prevents Its wfien conservation of lift soil wat er Is Adding Humus The more organic matter the soil the greater wfll be 4ts co not only because of the direct German Farmers Protest High Prices For Ukrainian Wheat May Globe German and ifkralnlan governments Germany promised to pay 406 marks a ton for and 4S7 marks a tort for plus transportation cfiar Bes of approximately ISO a This makes thb price for delivered InHeflin marks tat normal ox chiuigd about toil andfor wheat marks whereas Germany is paying German farmers only 270 marks a ton for rye and 290 marks u ton for The Oermau farriers object to the payment of those high prices and the Ukraine farmers not sell For this reason the German and ng power of the soil ltd ability to keep Its surface The presence of humus a powerful protection ng ulnst and tmitiy soils by lutmtitiforniliig methods of be rendered naturally resistant to ncllojii food crisis Is devel oping In This is Indicated by the press and the dobnte in tho The government has ex plained that this yoars crisis can bo avoided only by tho importation of footi and Rumania nud a taew opposition to the nso of W 4 C1IUOI Veil I1OL111 ill I I i p n tivr now wind Thr practical meahs supplies from fgrmer country had developed among German According to the between this TStially the plowing under of green crops nnd the uso of stable These measures are nearly Preventing the rapid movement of the nnQuiinn i j n the en sfnn I I of the finest heguh or thnt is liable to ing soils of the East and In u measure to many soils In semiarid and Irrigat ed sections where intensive farming can be They should be ac companied on soils subject to blowing by the general policy of leav ing on the land and incorporating the soil the thaxlmiim of straw and The plowing tinder of a crop with matted roots will have an ional value in preventing bc the sim cause of the binding power of Freshly turned sod acts irrigation blocks on the I It iF brought more forcibly home What concerted action are taking that our cultural to get the full benefit that nature must bo designed over a large thrown at our door Irrigation farm of Western for in this inter ing Is a itpecislizert What i the purpO8e of leaving the laud in such steps are we taking to put ourselves that it not an irrigation by our high spring trict The publicity that we have gotten and most of the work done in Professor BracKen states i late we owe solelv to the connection If sotl tiring efforts of our great with the development of a Marnoch president of the board drfftlne soil needs greater of What are we as tanners do attention than the Let Oxces ing to uphold his and to prove j slve narrowing cease and cause or that we are heart and soul with mutter humus root the efforts infringing the Lethbridge Irri tllinS that was in the land when it did sation district to the very forefront of j be the irrigation belts on the continent have the interest and welfare of the district at heart to get Write to the minister of agriculture and in sist that the water to irrigate your farms be clear from this most danger ous Do not wait for the other do it Call meetings of j he snd pass resolutions j The matter is urgent and if nothing is done it will soon be too Large tracts of irrigated being brought under cultiva Can we not get busy and do some thing along these lines Food Will Win the War your country and yourself by raising FOOD on the fertile plains of Western The Canadian Pacific Railway makes it for you to Lands to an acre irrigated land up to 20 years to Loan to assist setters on irrigated Get full particulars and free illus trated literature from ALLAN Gnl 9C5 lit CALGARY POINTS ON THE TION OF SOME BLES MOST DIFFICULT TO plish if may lie found advisable to grow a thin crop or pasture crop on the or to seed land down to or In extremfe plow a green but after any or all of it will still be necessary to prac tice bare fallowing or a modification ofjt occasionally OB our drier In discussing the control of drifting ot the De pnrtmeut of discusses this matter as follows Suitable Methods of Cultivation In preparing a seedbed and in handling a summer if it be there are certain methods i Experimental Farms although one of the 11IC1C ul K is one of ot cultivation that are useful in cle the hardest to grow m many parts of j creasing S0ji These are U damps off easily m the specially important in the dry regions is often badly affected by ot tne where control bv the use root maggot and frequently does not ot crops ls usuaily be liead In transcanse of the seasonal distribution of plant them from the sqfed pot orj rainfaiL The first of tnese ia the compacting of the surface soil by Undertaking 20 per cent Discount As prices are advancing fre we have bought an ex tensive stock in order to protect tho public we invite you to call and see us before COUNTRY AND CITY ORDERS RECEIVE USUAL N PROMPT ATTENTION MacKay end MacKay 803 3rd Lethbridge Phone 1802 Vleyer Cloted DRINK Coca Cola 5ca bottle At your dealers or we deliver a Case of 24 hajfpint Bottles ToAny Part of the City for Bottles to bf returned whtn Sole Bottling for Leth Purify Bottling Works Cornte 4th Avcnut A 4th ISO flat to a distance of aBout two inches apart each way as spon as possible seed This per mits a freer circulation or air between the plants and makes the danger of dnraping olf much Root mag gots bad nearly every in many places in Canada often pre j vent practically all the plants from Eggs are laid on the ground nearthe plant which soon hatch Into maggots which eat into the roots and thus cut off the supply of To prevent injury from a tar felt disc should be placed around each plant close to the ground at the time of It will be too late other Full particulars in regard to the use of the disc can be obtained from tlie department of Otta If the first planting of cauli flower is a second planting should be as cauliflowers are much easier to grow in than in earlier summer as the maggots are j not lio troublesome at that time and i there is usually an abundant supply ot If the soil in which cauli j flowers are growing will not head well as need lots of I riiofgture and must be kept growing without a check from start to i The onion is another rather difficult vegetable to It a long i season of growth and very often the seed is sown too late and if the PUIII mer is 900 and wet the onions will not fripen and will run to The j seed should be got in the ground as early as possible in the spring so that tlje onions will while the waim weather thus ensuring a j i borough ripening and curing of the To hasten the development of I especially in places where the i season is young plants are set lout mstead of the seed being Onion sets will insure good bulbs also where the warm season is Root maggots often do much harm in the onion Watering the overs four or five days with hellebore ajnd water in the proportion of two ounces of hellebore to one gallon of water while the insects are most troublesome will control them I to a considerable Except in the warmest parts of I Canada melons require considerable cHre enaurethe ripening of many of The warm soaaon is too To overcome melons should be started in hotbeds and kept under glass until there are warm nights in June or oven require heat below and heat lieuceihe necessity of keeping the soil j warm by having a good bed of man j will not succeed in cold soil oven if the air above tlie ground is Melons require a iplentifui supply of moisture in the soil to give the bem how I should bo delayed until tlie j ground is sufficiently wanned up so thai watering will not cool it too Hruasels sprouts do not develop well in dry weather unless the autumn is a long one without severe they aru not It ia o plant var ieties that will moat likely to de velop where the season ia and the dwarf ones been found the most Winnipeg lawyers say thut they haves many fienu biding their time to seek divorce under un earthed divorce newly broken sod lands in the semiarid sections are usually comparatively free from blow ing for the first two or three Thinly sown grasses and similar crops are sometimes of value as nurse because of this binding power of their The second and more generally use ful method the roughening ot the If a field is in danger of wind damage its surface should so far as possible be left covered with clods and the furrows be run at right angles to direction of the dangerous A cloddy furrowed surface acts in the same way as vegetation in layer of air next to the thus protecting the When small pat ches of soil In fields commence to drift with the wind the prompt use of Audtrlftn rommlflnlonrt Kloft nro faced by cUffictiltlcs instill unsolved and Which menta of grain to Germany IVfore nnd ot Italian extrncfllmi mftrched Uifongjh Chlcftgn streets during ft driving rhln In a monster Ubarty Lofcrt A suitcase pactwld dynamite lias led to the arrant of Sons tin alleged accomplice of Qnltrl olln known as the Oyiit mlto She Is also in the harrow or other roughen the surface Implement to of the blowing areas wlil usually stop the damage and prevent its spreading to the rest of the Opening up furrows across tho field at right angles to the prevail ing wind will the Injury from blowing and also serve to reduce the run off in of heaVy The maintenance of a piugh surface is es pecially a soil mulch is The recerit rapid devel opment of socalled drytacming and the use therewith of tho cfust mulch huve caused a great increase otiwlnd The use of siich a mulch ireans tbe complete exposure of large areas to the wind for months at n This difficulty can be met by maintaining when the physical nat ure of the soil wllkallow a mulch of small clods instead of fine The efficiency in conserving moisture will be as great and the field surface will be rough and not so Uikely to TH E ICTD STANDARD BANK OF CANADA HEAD OFFICE TORONTO Money Orders and Drafts are issued by this Bank payable in all oarts of the i3 AccountanrinCIiarf 13th 4th Avenue t Get Behind the Wheel of a Ford and Drive i TRY it just once Ask your friend to let you pilot his car on an open Youll like and will surprised how easily the Ford is 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Savings Department cf the Union Bank of Canada Ijthe place to keep Deposit the extra you have oh hand can open a icccunt with any down to draw totcfMtwIL LETHBKiSGE BRANCH Manager CARDSTON BRANCH BARONS BRANCH Black Manager I Draw on Your Customers through the Merchants With Branches in parts of and corres pendents this Bankis in a position to present Drafts have them and collect with the least possible trouble and cost to The Manager will to take up thiq matter with MERCHANTS BANK Head Office OF Established LE1HBRIDGE MONARCH NOBLEFORD Aotintf Actiog Builders Supplies WOOD FIBRE EMPIRE HOL LOW BUILDING AND TAR FIRE PLACE MANTLES AND BEAVER PLATE MURANESE COMMON AUTO WIND The Western Supply Equipment FOURTH LETHBRIDGE PHONE 1044 Ford Dealers Dealer Dealer Lethbridge Raymond FOR SALE Dwelling House 626 7th Street Modern Bungalow 908 6th Avenue 50x75 1403 1st Avenue OneFifth Down Balance on easy terms APPLY The British Canadian Trust HEAD 315 FIFTH STREET ALBERTA PHONE 1143 it Ready Delay in the making of a Will has caused many an estate to pass to those for whom it was not Why not see to yours at once Consult our Trust AJ1 information gladly given without OUR BOOKLET ON The Trusts and Guarantee limited CALGARY AND ALBERTA LETHCRIDGE OFFICE BANK OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR ANP OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE FQR THB JUDICIAL DISTRICTS OF MEDICINE RED ;